Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1880, St. Mary at the Key, Ipswich.
Died: 24th May 1917; age 37; KiA.
Employed: Orwell Works, Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.
Next of Kin: John & Esther Higham, of 7, Turret Buildings, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.
Rank: Private: Service Number: 200407
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.
Pas de Calais,
1881 1, Osborne’s Yard, Ipswich.
Charles was a year old and living with his parents & sisters.
John Higham, 25, a Boot Maker, born Brandon, Suffolk.
Esther Agnes Higham (nee Vineyard), 23, born Ipswich.
Alice Maud Mary Higham, 5, born Ipswich.
Agnes Maud Higham, 3, born Ipswich.
Maria Maud Higham, 4 months, born Ipswich.
1891 52, Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich.
Charles was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
John, 35, a Boot Maker.
Alice, 15, a Stay Maker.
Emma Jessie Higham, 8, born Ipswich.
William John Higham, 4, born Ipswich.
1901 43, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.
Charles was 21 years old, a General Labourer. He was living with his sister & her family.
Arthur William Thirkettle, 30, a General Labourer, born Sudbury, Suffolk.
Alice Thirkettle (nee Higham), 25.
Arthur William J. Thirkettle, 4, born Ipswich.
Florence Louisa Thirkettle, 3, born Ipswich.
William Charles Thirkettle, 1, born Ipswich – died 1901, Ipswich.
1911 40, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.
Charles was 31 years old, a Plough Grinder. He was living with his sister & her family.
Arthur, 40, a Plough Brest Bender.
Arthur, 14, Plough Fitting.
Maurice George Thirkettle, 1, born Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to John Higham – father, Esther A. Higham – mother, William J. Higham – brother, and sisters – Emma J. Barnard, Maria M. Upson, Jessie E, Higham and Alice Thirkettle.
Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion: