DAY, William

No.2951, Lance Corporal, William DAY
Aged 27

1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
He died of illness on 1st November 1900

It is not always possible to match the soldier with the civilian with these Boer War casualties.
That means I can only record "most likely to be" in many cases for the civilian identity

William DAY was born in Dalham (2nd qtr 1873 Newmarket 3b:560) son of Nathan and Jane DAY (née COPPING) and died in 1881

1881 census...Aged 8, he was at 1 The Alley, Dalham with his father Nathan DAY [44] farm labourer born Lidgate; his mother Jane [44] bron Depden; brothers James [22] bricklayer, David [14] farm labourer (both born Lidgate)and Frederick [4] born Dalham; sisters Harriett [18] born Lidgate and Ellen [10] born Dalham

1891 census...Aged 19, he was a private in the Suffolk Regiment at the barracks, Newmarket Road, Bury St.Edmunds. His parents were still at 3 The Alley, Dalham with his sister Harriett and brothers Frederick and Henry [9].

He died of enteric fever at Bloemfontein.
His Queens South Africa medal carries clasps but someone left a scrap of paper over the roll when it was scanned and it is impossible to read his entry

William Day is commemorated on the Boer War Memorial, Cornhill, Bury St.Edmunds
also St Mary's Church. North aisle west end. Suffolk Regiment Tablet, Bury St Edmunds
Christchurch Park. Statue. Ipswich