Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 12th March 1915; age 26; KiA.at the battle of Neuve Chapelle

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 1995

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battlion, ‘B’ Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 star.


Grave Reference:


Guards Cemetery,

Windy Corner,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr J.B. & Mrs P. Southgate, of 25, Prospect Road, Ipswich.




1891   3, Mason Street, Ipswich.


William was 2 years old and living with his parents & sister.

James Bloomfield Southgate, 26, a Shoemaker, born Ipswich.

Phyllis Southgate (nee Varley), 26, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Ethel Southgate, 4, born Ipswich.


1901   49, Prospect Road, Ipswich.


William was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James, 36, a Shoe Rivetter.

Phyllis, 35.

Charles Edward Southgate, 15, an Errand Lad, born Ipswich.

Beatrice, 13.

Bessie Phyllis Southgate, 9, born Ipswich.

Florence Southgate, 6, born Ipswich.

Arthur Southgate, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   25, Prospect Road, Ipswich.


William was 22 years old, a General Labourer – Chemical Manufacturer. He was living with his parents & sisters.

James, 46, a Boot Repairer.

Phyllis, 45.

Beatrice, 24, a Cutter – Netting Factory.

Bessie, 19, a Mender – Netting Factory.

Florence, 16, a Machine Budder – Stay Factory.

Phyllis Southgate, 9, born Ipswich.

Violet May Southgate, 6, born Ipswich.

Rose Southgate, 2, born Ipswich.


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