Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper
Born: 6th January 1877, Newton Flotman, Norfolk.
Baptised: 10th August 1881, Redenhall with Harleston & Wortwell, Norfolk – Mother – Sarah Ward.
Died: 31st July 1917; age 41; KiA.
Occupation: a Postman for 26 years, 16 of which were spent in Ipswich.
Residence: 53, Finchley Road, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 329182
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.
Formerly 7879, Cambridge Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Edith Ward, of 23, Devonshire Road, Ipswich.
1881 Jays Green, Redenhall, Norfolk.
Brighton was 4 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.
Sarah Ward (nee Brown), 31, a Charwoman, born Newton Flotman, Norfolk.
Minnie Ward, 14, born Shelton, Norfolk.
Arthur Ward, 12, born Fritton, Norfolk.
Frederick Ward, 8, born Long Stratton, Norfolk.
William Ward, 9, Long Stratton.
2 young boarders.
1891 Jays Green, Redenhall, Norfolk.
Brighton was 14, an Errand Boy. He was living with mother & brother.
Sarah, 42, a Charwoman.
Arthur, 29, a rural Messenger – G.P.O.
1911 67, Finchley Road, Ipswich.
Brighton was 34 years old, a Postman – G.P.O. He was married & Head of the Household.
In 1898. in the district of Hoxne, Brighton married Edith Reeve, 1876, Starston, Norfolk. They had 1 daughter:
Ethel May Ward, born 1899, Harleston, Norfolk.
Brighton’s father was William Ward, born 1846, Denton, Norfolk.
Brighton was appointed postman in Ipswich, in November 1902.
Soldiers’ Effects to Edith Ward – widow.
Brighton is also remembered on the war memorial on:
Christ Church United Reformed Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich – formerly from the Crown Street Congregational Church, Ipswich, the Royal Mail Centre, Commercial Road, Ipswich
Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion