CYRIL EDRIC BARFOOT

Born: 1897, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 15th July 1916; age 19; KiA.

Wounded twice.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich, May 1915.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th October 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 201041.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion (351) ‘B’ Coy.

Formerly 3518, Suffolk Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

XXXIX.M.9.

Serre Road Cemetery No. 2.

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles E. & Rosa Jessie Barfoot, of 110, London Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

1901   6, Dillwyn Street, Ipswich.

Cyril was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Edward Barfoot, 37, a Tailor’s Cutter, born Wangford, Suffolk.

Rosa Jessie Barfoot (nee Warren), 37, born Trinity, Ipswich.

Charles Edmund Barfoot, 10, born All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Rosa Kathleen Barfoort, 8, born All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Cedric Edward Barfoot, 11 months, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

1911   110, London Road, Ipswich.

Cyril was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 47, a Tailor’s Cutter.

Rosa, 47.

Charles, 20, a Clerk – Chemical Manufacturer.

Rosa, 18, a Tailoress.

Cedric, 10.

 

Attended: Ipswich School – entered 1909 – member of the O.T.C.

 

Cyril is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School.

The Somme offencive day 15

The battle of the Bazentin Ridge and the attack on High Wood.

The 4th Battalion the Suffolks 15th July 1916 regimental records:

While the 4th Battalion was moving through Becordel to the position between Fricourt and Mametz where they bivouacked during the night of July 14th-15th, the battle of the Bazentin Ridge was raging in all its fury. They were not destined, however, to remain long thus upon the fringe of the hostilities, and at dawn went out under the command of Major H.C.Copeman D.S.O on support the 1st Middlesex Regiment in an attack on Switch trench. After severe fighting, a line immediately in front of the Village of Bazentin-le-Petit was taken up and held for the remainder of the day. The casualties in the battalion, exceeding two hundred.

This is the highest death rate of the war for Ipswich. 17 men.

 

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion :

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