Born: 16th July 1880, 21, Rapier Street, Ipswich.

Died: 18th August 1915; age: 35; Died of Wounds at sea.

Residence: Chelmsford, Essex.

Enlistment Location: Chelmsford, Essex.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 1796.

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 5th Battalion.


Final resting place unknown.

Memorial Reference:

Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233.

Helles Memorial,

Turkey (including Gallipoli).


Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Ethel M. Thurkettle (formerly Baker), of 73, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.




1881   3, Rapier Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 8 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry Baker, 33, a Labourer – Great Eastern Railway, born Holbrook, Suffolk.

Martha Baker (nee Robinson), 31, born Ipswich.

Martha Baker, 9, born Ipswich.

Harriet Elizabeth Baker, 7, born Ipswich.

Henry George Baker, 6, born Ipswich.

John William Baker, 4, born Ipswich.

Rose Annie Baker, 2, born Ipswich.


1891   192, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 44, a General Labourer.

Martha, 42.

Martha, 19, a Mother’s Help.

Henry, 16, a Boot Maker.

John, 14.

Rose, 12.

Frederick Grove Baker, 7, born Ipswich.

Stanley Robinson Baker, 6, born Ipswich – died 1895, Ipswich.

May Mary Baker, 2, born Ipswich.

Alfred Claude Baker, 11 months, born Ipswich.


1901   228, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 20 years old, a Steam Saw Machinist – Wood. He was living with his parents, siblings and nieces.

Henry, 53, a Shed Loco Works.

Martha, 51.

Martha Cornish, 29, a widow.

John, 24, a Railway Engine Boilermaker’s Assistant.

Rose, 22, a Dressmaker.

Fred, 17, a Railway Engine Painter.

May, 12.

Alfred, 10.

Martha Dorothy Cornish, 5, born Ipswich.

Olive N. Cornish, 6 months, born Ipswich.

1 visitor.


1911   21, Waterhouse Street, Writtle Road, Chelmsford, Essex.


Arthur was 30 years old, a Wood Sawyer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Ethel, 26.

Pearl, 3.

Bernard, 1.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ethel Mabel Thurkettle – widow.


Photograph and extra information courtesy of Andy – Chelmsford War Memorial project –

Essex Regiment, 5th Battalion (1st/4th)

August 1914 : in Brentwood. Part of Essex Brigade in East Anglian Division. Moved to Norwich in late 1914 and on to Colchester in April 1915.
May 1915 : formation became 161st Brigade in 54th (East Anglian) Division. Moved late in the month to St Albans.
21 July 1915 : sailed from Devonport for Gallipoli, going via Lemnos. Landed at Suvla bay 12 August 1915.




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