REGINALD ALAN GOWER BACKHOUSE

Photograph courtesy of Mary Ridd

Born: 1899, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Died: 22nd August 1918; age 18; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Occupation: Apprentice at Reavells.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 47458

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 9th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

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Grave Reference:

F.12.

Meaulte Military Cemetery,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur Harley Backhouse & Kate Henrietta Backhouse, of 5, Gippeswyk Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

1901  22, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex.

Reginald was a year old and living with his parents & brothers.

Arthur Harley Backhouse, 32, a Railway Clerk, born Saxmundham, Suffolk.

Kate Henrietta Backhouse (nee Gower), 25, born Maldon, Essex.

Leslie Ray Backhouse, 4, born Maldon.

William Oswald Backhouse, 3, born Stowmarket.

1911   1, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

Reginald was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 42, a Railway Clerk.

Kate, 35.

Leslie, 14, an Accountants Clerk.

William, 13.

Kate Winifred Backhouse, 6, born Colchester, Essex.

Reginald is also remembered on St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich War Memorial

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THE ESSEX REGIMENT 9th (Service) Battalion:

 

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