Born: 1886, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd August 1918, age: 32; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 290122

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 2426, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension.








1891   75, Bulwer Road, West, Ipswich.


William was 5 years old and living with his parents & brother.

George William Punchard, 29, a Postman – Mail – Messenger, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Punchard (nee Woodward), 28, born Ipswich.

George Punchard, 6, born Ipswich.


1901   34, Austin Street, Ipswich.


William was 15 years old, a Grocer’s Apprentice. He was living with his parents & brothers.

George, 39, a Postman.

Mary, 38.

George, 16, a Leather Merchant’s Warehouseman.

Robert Punchard, 9, born Ipswich.

Frank Punchard, 8, born Ipswich.


1911   29, Tomline Road, Ipswich.


William was 25, a Baker’s Vanman. He was married and Head of the Household.

Emily, 30.


In 1910, Ipswich, William married Emily Maud Curtis, born 1878, Ipswich. They had 2 daughters:

Kathleen Emily Punchard, born July 1915, Ipswich.

Edna Mary Punchard, born November 1917, Ipswich.

William is also remembered on St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich


Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion


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