Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 26th August 1870, 15, Arcus Road, Bromley, Middlesex.

Died: 16th January 1921; age: 48; of Chronic Nephritis & Bronchitis & Heart Failure, at the East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich. His wife Kate was at his bedside.

Residence: 52, Gibson Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Marine Store Dealer.

First Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 23rd March 1903; age: 27; Occupation: a Hawker; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 4ins, pale complexion, brown eyes & brown hair.

No Next of Kin.


Ipswich – 17th May 1903 – Gunner – Absent from Church Parade at 9 a.m. till 9 a.m. 18th May 1903 (absent 24 hrs) – 3 days Confined to Barracks.

Harwich – 24th May 1904 – Gunner – Absent from 12 midnight until 13;30 noon on 26th – 4 days Confined to Barracks.

Harwich – 5th June 1904 – Gunner – I. Drunk in Camp at 8:30 p.m. II. Using insubordinate language to a non-commissioned officer – 4 days Confined to Barracks.

Ipswich – 21st May 1906 – Drunk on Parade at 9:30a.m. – Fined 2/6.


Second Enlistment: Ipswich; Date: 24th May 1908 – 2817, Suffolk Royal Garrison Artillery. Transferred 18th August 1908 – 7891, Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion.


Termination of his period of engagement – 22nd March 1911, at Bury St. Edmunds. Served 2 years & 272 days. Character – Good.


Served in the South African Campaign – awarded Queen’s South Africa 1900 + claps.


Date of Entry Therein: 11th November 1914.


Rank: Private/Driver; Service Number: T/355312.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps, 239th H.T.Coy.

Formerly Private, 3/9846, Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion. Transferred to R.A.M.C. – 20th April 1917.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of K. White, of 52, Gibson Street, Ipswich.




1911   10, Short Street, Ipswich.


William was 38 years old, a Marine Store Dealer. He was married and Head of the Household – Kate’s 3 daughters had been recorded with the surname White.

Kate, 36.

Elsie Kate Woollard White, 15, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Eveline Agnes Woollard White, 14, a Corset Trimmer – Stay Factory – Footman & Pretty, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Ellen Ethel Woollard White, 10, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

William Thomas White, 6, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.


On the 13th June 1904, Ipswich, William married Kate Woollard (nee Ransom (1st marriage Woollard)), born 1875, Ipswich.

They had 1 son:

William Thomas White, born 17th July 1905, Ipswich.


Step daughters:

Elsie Kate Woollard, born 13th June 1895.

(Eva) Evaline Agnes Woollard, born Valentine’s Day, 1897.

(Nellie) Ellen Ethel Woollard, born 26th December 1901.

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