Born: 1887, Norwich, Norfolk.

Died: 30th November 1917; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 30846

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 4.

Cambrai Memorial,






1891   Market Place, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.


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

Alfred Stocks, 34, a Travelling Showman – employer, born North Walsham, Norfolk.

Martha Ann Stocks (nee Hall), 30, born Derbyshire.

Alfred Stocks, 9, born Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Sidney Stocks, 7, born Beccles, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Stocks, 5, born Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Mary Ann Stocks, 26, a Showman’s Assistant, born North Walsham.

5 Showman Assistants.


1901   Cattle Market in caravans, Norwich, Norfolk.


Charles was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 46, a Traveller’s Fair – own account.

Martha, 42.

Alfred, 18.

Sidney, 16.

Elizabeth, 15.

Walter, 9.

Bertie Stocks, 8, born Gorleston, Norfolk.

Arthur Stocks, 2, born Aylesham, Norfolk.


1911   Show Vans, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Charles was 23 years old, Traveller – Steam Circus. He was living with his brothers.

Sidney, 26, a Traveller – Steam Circus – employer.

Alfred, 29, a Traveller – Steam Circus.

Walter, 20, a Traveller – Steam Circus.

Bertie, 17, a Traveller – Steam Circus.

Arthur, 14, a Traveller – Steam Circus.


Charles’s mother, Martha Ann Stocks, died March 1905, Norfolk. His father, Alfred Stocks, died December 1905, Norwich, Norfolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Lizzie Shaw – sister.


ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR – written by Zoah Hedges-Stocks about the heritage and traditions of the Stocks travelling showmen.


Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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