Month: March 2018

STANLEY THOMAS WILLIAM SAUNDERS

STANLEY THOMAS WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Photograph and extra information courtesy of Graham Davies. Stanley is not remembered on the war memorial at ChristchurchPark.   Born: 19th August 1887, 23, Cobbold Street, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich. Death accepted for official purposes: 20th July 1916; age 28; Died of Wounds. Stanley was wounded on the 16th July, he was left where he fell […]

PHILIP RUST

Philip is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchruch Park.   Born: 1880, Ipswich. Died on or since death presumed: 14th April 1917; age 36; KiA. Residence: Colchester, Essex. Enlistment Location: Colchester.   Rank: Private: Service Number: 19571. Regiment: Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion.   Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.   Memorial Reference: Bay […]

MAURICE PERCY RYALL

MAURICE PERCY RYALL

Maurice is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 1879, Ipswich. Died: 8th March 1917; age: 37; KiA. Residence: Stratford, Essex. Enlistment Location: Stratford, Essex.   Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: S/25114. Regiment: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own), 2nd Battalion.   Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.   Grave Reference: VII.G.25. […]

ROBERT SHARMAN

ROBERT SHARMAN

Robert is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Recorded on war records as SHERMAN.   Born: 1890, Ipswich. Died on or since death presumed: 8th May 1915; age 25. Enlistment Location: Ipswich. Date of Entry Therein: 15th January 1915 – France.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 9544. Regiment: King’s Own (Royal Lancaster […]

HERBERT JOHN SMITH

Herbert is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 1886, Ipswich. Died: 23rd June 1917; age 31; at Dover Hospital. Residence: Carlton House Terrace, London, S.W. Enlistment Location: London.   Rank: Private; Service Number: PS/3232. Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, 6th Battalion.   Grave Reference: M.G.28. St. James’s Cemetery, Dover, Kent.   Relatives […]

ERNEST LOUIS SMYTH

ERNEST LOUIS SMYTH

  Born: 1911, Ipswich. Died: 21st May 1944; age 32; of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, at The Sanatorium, Foxhall, Suffolk. Next of Kin – mother – Mrs. L.A. Smyth, of 17, Swinburne Road, Ipswich. Residence: 17, Swinburne Road, Ipswich. Occupation: a Wood Machinist.   Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 917210. Regiment: Royal Artillery, 67 Medium Regiment.   Grave […]

ALDRIDGE WRIGHT

ALDRIDGE WRIGHT

  Born: 1906, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Died: 9th February 1945; age 39; of Asphyxia from coal gas poisoning – at 8, Geneva Road, Ipswich – self administered – being at the time of unsound mind did kill himself. Inquest held 13th February 1945. Occupation: an Electrician.   Rank: Leading Aircraftman; Service Number: 1263808. Regiment: […]

DAWSON CALYBUT DOWNING

DAWSON CALYBUT DOWNING

Dawson is remembered on the St. Mary & St. Botolph Church, Whitton-cum-Thurleston.   Born: 16th October 1889, Hackney Downs, London. Died: 25th February 1915; age 25; killed on B.E. 2b 676 at Upavon, Wiltshire. Residence: Central Flying School, Upavon, Wiltshire & Whitton-cum-Thurleston, Suffolk.   Rank: Flight Lieutenant. Regiment: Royal Navy Air Service.   Buried: 27th […]

BENJAMIN JAMES FARTHING

BENJAMIN JAMES FARTHING

Benjamin is remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary & St. Botolph Church, Whitton-cum-Thurleston.   Born: 1888, Hadleigh, Suffolk. Died on or since death presumed: 22nd October 1917; age: 29; KiA. Enlistment Location: Ipswich.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 21682. Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 53rd Coy. Formerly Private – 17098 of the 8th […]

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