DANIEL FORD MEADOWS

 

 

Born: 1895, Holy Trinity, Ipswich.

Died: 2nd October 1918; age 23; KiA – under shell fire.

Residence: 239, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 2nd October 1911; Age: 16 years; Occupation: Carpenter – Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works. Height: 5ft 7 ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 25th May 1917.

 

Service: Promoted Acting Bombardier – 1st August 1916. Promoted Bombardier – 1st April 1917.

Embarked: Southampton – 24th May 1917 – Disembarked Havre – 25th May 1917.

Reprimanded for ‘whilst on active service not complying with an order’ – 13th August 1917.

 

Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 145998

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 312th Siege Battery.

Formerly 129, Essex & Suffolk R.G.A.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

C.34.

Templeux-Le-Guerard Communal Cemetery,

Somme,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   2, Trinity Cottages, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

 

Daniel was 6 years old and living with his parents, siblings, maternal aunt & cousin.

Frederick Martin Meadows, 48, a Carpenter, born Brandeston, Suffolk.

Sarah Ploughman Meadows (Quinton), 46, born Ipswich.

Lily Maud Meadows, 21, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Charles Meadows, 18,(Deak & Dumb from birth) a Bricklayer, born Ipswich.

Julia Meadows, 16, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Meadows, 14, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Ellen Meadows, 13, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Stanley Arthur Meadows, 12, born Ipswich.

Jessie Amelia Meadows, 9, born Ipswich.

Daisy Agnes Meadows, 7, born Ipswich.

Walter Adolphus Meadows, 3, born Ipswich.

Alice Quinton, 56, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Dorothy Emily Quinton, 10, born Ipswich.

 

1911   239, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

 

Daniel was 15 years old, a Carpenter – Agricultural Engineer. He was living with his parents, siblings & cousin.

Frederick, 58, a Carpenter – Agricultural Engineer.

Sarah, 56.

Charles, 28, a Labourer Tuner Shop – Agricultural Engineer.

Stanley, 22, a Boiler Maker – Agricultural Engineer.

Jessie, 19, a Dress Maker – Draper.

Daisy, 18, an Upholster – Furniture.

Walter, 13, an Errand Boy – Grocer.

Dorothy Quinton, 20, a Tailoress – Wholesale Clothier.

 

A letter was received by the Effects Office on the 18th March 1919, from Daniel’s father, Frederick. The letter asked the whereabouts of Daniel’s effects, as Frederick had been told by an N.C.O. that a gold ring had been taken off Daniel’s finger and his belongings were collected by an officer of his battery.

 

On the 20th March 1919, Daniel’s personal Property was returned to his family: 9ct gold ring, 2 letters, photos, wallet, 3 German theatre tickets & 2 railway vouchers.

 

Frederick received his late son’s Victory & British War medals on the 2nd December 1921.

 

Daniel is also remembered on the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

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Royal Garrison Artillery, 312th Siege Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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