Month: May 2017

WILLIAM THOMAS WOODWARD

WILLIAM THOMAS WOODWARD

Image courtesy of IWM. Born: 1898, Mendlesham, Suffolk. Died: 14th June 1917; age: 19; KiA – After being wounded in the leg, he was laid on a stretcher, but shortly after a shell burst right on him, causing immediate death.   Rank: Second Lieutenant/Cadet. Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 3rd/2nd Battalion, No. 8. Officer Cadet Battalion.   […]

DONALD HUGH AIREY

DONALD HUGH AIREY

  Born: 1917, Ipswich. Died: 5th January 1945; age: 27. Residence: 10, Ashbourne Road, Mitcham, Surrey.   Second Lieutenant – 20th May 1944.   Rank: Lieutenant; Service Number: 327371. Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps.   Grave Reference: O.114. Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.   Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Hugh Emerton Airey & […]

HAROLD LOFTHOUSE

HAROLD LOFTHOUSE

  Born: 26th April 1876, Sheffield, Yorkshire.  Died: 1st May 1917; age: 42; died at Moore Barracks Canadian Hospital, Shorncliffe, Kent – Fracture of Skull and right Tibia – Accidentally killed.  Residence: Suite 29, Black Block, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Occupation: Merchant.   Boer War South Africa 1902 and Natal Rebellion 1906 – service number: 1727, […]

JOHN BROWN

JOHN BROWN

Born: 18th July 1895, Hoxne, Suffolk. Died: 11th August 1916; age: 21; died from wounds received during an attack by an Enemy aircraft over Bir-el-Abd whilst on a Reconnaissance Patrol. Even though John had been shot through his neck and lung he dictated his report a word at a time, then collapsed and died two […]

REGINALD JOHN COUSENS

  Born: 1894, Pepper Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk. Died: at 10pm, 5th October 1916; age: 22; Died of Wounds – injuries to back and legs received in action on the 30th September Served 259 days. Residence: Pepper Hall, Cockfield, Suffolk. Reginald was running the family farm when the war started. He applied for exemption at a […]

HERBERT WALTER CORNELIUS

HERBERT WALTER CORNELIUS

  Born: 1891, Battersea, London. Died: 20th July 1918; age: 27; KiA – near La Forêt de Nieppe. Residence: Knighton, Hampton Road, Worcester Park, Surrey. Joined the 1st Battalion – 27th September 1917.   Rank: 2nd Lieutenant. Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion – Artists Rifles.   Memorial Reference: Panel 4. Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.   […]

CHARLEY BLAIR BALDOCK

CHARLEY BLAIR BALDOCK

  Born: 21st August 1866, Bangalore, Madras, India. Baptised: 26th September 1866, Bangalore, Madras, India. Parents: John & Susan Baldock. Died: 19th October 1915; age: 49; Died of Dysentery, Kamaran Island, Red Sea. Residence: Old Bank House, Long Street, Sherbourne, Dorset. Formerly of 107, Christchurch Street, Ipswich.   Service from 1885: First Commission date – […]

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