image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 16th May 1916; age: 24; KiA. Served 8 years.

Residence: St. George’s Street, Ipswich.

Employed: with the General Post Office.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th September 1914.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 50021.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 34th Battalion, 58th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Exhumed from Ablain St. Nazaire Military Cemetery, identified by a cross on a grave, and reburied.


Grave Reference:


Cabaret – Rouge British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,





1901   Turret Lane, Ipswich.


Alfred was 9 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Harry Cole, 49, a Caretaker – Chapel, born London.

Elizabeth Rosa Cole, 43, born Saxmundham, Suffolk.

Gertrude Cole, 14, born Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear.

Ada May Cole, 11, born Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Charles Cole, 5, born Ipswich.

Dora Cole, 3, born Ipswich – died 1912, Ipswich.

Hilda Cole, 6 months, born Ipswich.


1911   Bulford Hut Barracks, Bulford Camp, Salisbury, Wiltshire.


Alfred was 18 years old, a Soldier ranked a Gunner, for the Royal Field Artillery, 34th Battery.


Soldiers’ Effects to Harry Cole – father.



Royal Field Artillery, 34th Battalion, 58th Brigade:





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