Born: 1877, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Died: 13th October 1915; age 39; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 12051; Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Panel 37 & 38.

Loos Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late James Catton, of Bury St. Edmunds; husband of Edith Mary Catton, of 65, Chevalier Street, Ipswich.




1881   2, Mill Yard, Mill Lane, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Charles was 4 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal grandmother.

James Catton, 28, a Tin Man, born Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Jane Catton (nee Tillett, 28, born Bury St. Edmunds.

Emma Catton, 4, born Bury St. Edmunds.

John Catton, 2 months, born Bury St Edmunds.


1891   ‘Mount Edgcumbe’ Industrial School for Boys, River Tamar, Saltash, Cornwall.


Charles was 14 years old, an Inmate – School – Seamanship on the industrial training ship.


1911   Depot Suffolk Regiment, Out Risbygate, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Charles was 34 years old, married and a Soldier ranked Sergeant in the Suffolk Regiment.


In 1911, Charles’s wife & daughters were also living at Depot Suffolk Regiment, Out Risbygate, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Edith, 35.

Marjorie, 5, deaf & dumb from 2 years old.

Mabel, 2.


Charles’s mother, Jane Catton, died 1886, Bury St. Edmunds.


In 1904, Rochford, Essex, Charles married Edith Mary Jenkins, born 1873, Woodham Mortimer, Essex. They had 2 daughters:

Marjorie Helen Catton, born 1906, Madras, India.

Mabel Agnes Catton, born 1909, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

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