Photograph courtesy of Nicky Gibbs

(Top Image 1917 Newspaper)


Born: 1895, Beccles, Suffolk.

Died: 15th July 1916; age 21; KiA.

Residence: 2, Henniker Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

He went the Suffolks from Colchester, Essex, and had been at the front except for a short break Christmas 1915.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 1890

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick Eade &

Ellen Maria Lark, of 2, Pearce Villa, Henniker Road, Ipswich.




1901   8, Champion Cottages, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Frank was 6 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Frederick Eade Lark, 30, a Tailor/Presser – Clothing Factory, born Beccles, Suffolk.

Ellen Maria Sampson, 31, born Redisham, Suffolk.

Constance Jessie Lark, 3, born Ipswich.

Gladys Eleanor Lark, 9 months, born Ipswich.


1911   Pearce Villas, 2, Henniker Road, Ipswich.


Frank was 16 years old, an Apprentice Cabinet Maker. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick, 40, a Tailor – Journeyman.

Ellen, 41.

Constance, 13.

Gladys, 10.

Claude Arthur Lark, 9, born Ipswich.

Winifred Esther Lark, 6, born Ipswich.

Phyllis Ethel Lark, 3, born Ipswich.

Frederick George Lark, under 1 month.


Frank was a member of the All Saints’ Lads’ Brigade.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen M. Lark – mother.

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