Born: 1857, Bramford, Suffolk.

Died: 12th July 1918; age 61; Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 6th September 1915 – Balkans.


Rank: Private; Service: 22362

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 1st Garrison Regiment.

Formerly 3/9925, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Regerence:


Brookwood Military Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Roberta Pratt, of 19, Turrett Lane, Ipswich.




1871   8, Beddels Court, Whitton, Suffolk.


William was a year old and living with his parents & brothers.

John Pratt, 40, a Blacksmith, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Sarah Ruth Pratt (nee Welham), 25, born North Shields, Northumberland.

Henry Welham Pratt, 6, born Claydon, Suffolk.

John Pratt, 4, born Bramford.


1881   ‘Mount Edgcumbe’ Industrial School for Boys, River Tamar, Saltash, Cornwall.


William was 11 years old, an Inmate – School – Seamanship  on the industrial training ship.


1891   24, Union Street, Ipswich.


William was 22 years old, a Servant. He was living with his parents & sisters.

John, 60, a Blacksmith.

Sarah, 48, a Charwomen.

Harriet Pratt, 15, born Ipswich.

Ellen Pratt, 13, born Sproughton, Suffolk.

Evangelina Pratt, 4, born Ipswich.


1901   47, Cox Lane, Ipswich.


William was 31, a Quay Labourer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Roberta, 38, a Tailoress – own account – at home.


1911   H.M. Prison, Grimwade Street, Ipswich.


William was 43 years old, a Prisoner. He was a General Labourer and married.


In 1911, William’s wife, Roberta, was also a Prisoner, at the H.M. Prison, at Grimwade Street, Ipswich. A Charwomen and married.


William’s father, John Pratt, died 1895, Ipswich. His mother, Sarah Ruth Pratt, died 1912, Ipswich.




Essex Regiment, 1st Garrison Regiment

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