Image courtesy of Katrina.

Born: 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 30th January 1916; age 23; Died – Scarlett Fever and Pneumonia at Alexandria, Egypt.

Residence: ‘Oakleigh’ 17, London Road, Ipswich.

Enlisted on the outbreak of war in the 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment with a number of other Old Ipswichians.

Applied for commission on the 24th November 1914. Obtained a Commission on the Second Line of the Battalion, and then the rank of Lieutenant.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th October 1915 – Egypt.


Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/5th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs E.E. Haddock, of 17, London Road, Ipswich.



1901   ‘Oakleigh’ London Road, Ipswich.

William was 8 years old and living with his parents, brother & maternal aunt.

Frederick William Haddock, 42, a Traveller – Stationery, born Cratfield, Suffolk.

Emma Eleanor Haddock (nee Barker), 40, born Ipswich.

Frederick James Haddock, 15, an Apprentice – Stationery, born Ipswich.

Kate Harriet Barker, 28, a Dressmaker, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   ‘Oakleigh’ 17, London Road, Ipswich.

William was 18 years old, an Apprentice Grocer & Confectioner. He was living with his parents & maternal aunt.

Frederick, 52, a Wholesale Paper Merchant & Stationery.

Emma, 50.

Kate, 38, an Assistant – Drapery Warehouse.

1 domestic servant.


William was educated at Ipswich School entered 1906 – Ipswich School magazine – March 1916.


Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick James Haddock – brother, a wholesale paper merchant.


Probate to Frederick James Haddock – brother.


William was commemorated on his parent’s headstone at Ipswich Old Cemetery.

Image courtesy of Suzanne Fosdike (this gentleman’s headstone is in Ipswich’s old cemetery, we often walk past it, so today we put some flowers there. 30/1/2018).


William is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School, his parent’s headstone at Ipswich Cemetery, and Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys, and St. Nicholas Congregational Church, once sited at St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

The Gallipoli Campaign (Dardanelles Campaign) 17th February 1915 – 9th January 1916

The aims of the Campaign were the capturing the Ottoman Empire’s capital Constantinople and the opening  up of a new front taking German and Turkish forces away from Europe and North Africa.  Providing a better sea route rout to Russia and the Black sea. The campaign was a Anglo-French task force but is more better known for the contribution and fierce fighting from the Commonwealth forces from Australian and New Zealand force the “ANZAC” (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). The Campaign was to fail due to poor mapping and planning.  The forces landing on beaches with steep cliffs and soon became bogged down with trench warfare, disease and supply routes hampered by the enemy. Evacuating in January 1916

It is estimated that over 50,000 British and commonwealth dead and over 100,000 wounded sustained from the campaign.    

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