Born: 29th August 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd April 1917; age 26; KiA.

Residence: 114, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

Royal Navy Enlistment: 29th August 1909 – signed up for 12 years; Occupation: Ships Cook. Height: 5ft 4 1/8ins, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes.



Ganges – Boy II – 30th August 1908.

Ganges – Boy I – 1st October 1908 – 15th October 1908.

Shannon – Boy I – 16th October 1908 – 9th November 1908.

Cressy – Boy I – 10th November 1908 – 28th January 1909.

Vindictive – Boy I – 29th January 1909 – 10th February 1909.

Pembroke I – Boy I – 11th February 1909 – 4th March – 1909 – Invalided Out – Flat Feet.


Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


15th July 1916 – Gun Shot Wound – right hand – No. 112 Ambulance Train


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 200503

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 2193, Suffolk.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Military Medal – for conspicuous gallantry in the field.


Grave Reference:


Tilloy British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,





1901   35, Tyler Street, Ipswich.


Claude was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick Pizzey, 36, a Railway Engine Driver, born Layham, Suffolk.

Eliza Emily Pizzey (nee Addison), 35, born Wherstead, Suffolk.

Eric Dane Pizzey, 14, a Steam-Saw Sharper – Foundry, born Ipswich.

Wallace Edwin Pizzey, 11, born Ipswich.

Gladys Hilda Pizzey, 6, born Ipswich.

Guy Clarence Pizzey, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   Lying at anchor in Harwich Harbour, Harwich St. Nicholas, Essex.


Claude was 19 years old, he was a Mate on board the ‘Lady of the Wave’ – London – Sail – Coasting. Date of Delivery 31st March 1911. Master – G. Brooks.


In 1912, Ipswich, Claude married, Louisa Jemima Goddard, born 1892, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Louisa Pizzey, born 1912, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Louisa J. Pizzey – widow.




Sergt. C.A. Pizzey, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Pizzey, of 114, Wherstead Road, Ipswich, has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry, in the field. He has been in France since November 1914. He has two other brothers serving, Prvt. A. Pizzey, of the Devons (on left) being now in Salonika, and Driver W. Pizzey, Royal Engineers (on right) being in France. They also have been serving since the end of 1914.

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