Arthur served as CATCHPOLE and was also recorded as PASCAL(L) on the war records.


Born: 26th January 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 26th August 1914; age 24; KiA.

E.A.D.T. – Saturday, 26th September 1914 – AN IPSWICH CASUALTY – Mrs. E. Catchpole, of 7, Mount Street, Ipswich, has received intimation that her son, Private A. Catchpole, 8970, of the Bedfordshire Regiment, has been killed in action.

Residence: 11, The Mount, Ipswich.

Occupation: General Labourer.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; date: 12th March 1907.

Date of entry Therein: 16th August 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 8970

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. Eliza Pascall, of 11, The Mount, Ipswich.




1891   35, Fitzroy Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Paskall, 48, an Engine Driver – Tobacco Manufacturer, born East Bergholt, Suffolk.

Eliza Paskall (nee Scrivener), 37, born Ipswich.

George William Paskall, 9, born Ipswich.

Annie Eliza Paskall, 6, born Ipswich.


1901   12, Beaumont’s Court, Ipswich.


Arthur was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George, 54, an Engine Driver.

Eliza, 43.

George, 19, an Iron Moulder.

Ernest Stephen Paskall, 6, born Ipswich.

Walter Thomas Paskall, 3, born Ipswich.


Arthur’s father, George Paskall died in September 1901, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Eliza Paskall – mother, Annie – sister, and Thomas & Ernest – brothers.


Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary Le Elms Church, Ipswich.


Evening Star – 24th August 1905 –


On Thursday, 24th August 1905, at Ipswich Police Courts, 17 year old Arthur Pascall, of Mount Street, and 15 year old Charles William Parker, of Tanners’ Lane (brother to Arthur Martin Parker) were before the Mayor (J.H. Grimwade, Esq.), S.R. Anness, W.O. White, and R.D. Fraser, Esqrs., charged with stealing a quantity of growing apples and plums, value 1s., from the gardens of “Brakefield,” on the Westerfield Road. Alfred Smith, the gardener, said that on the 20th of August when watching from the Park, he saw the two lads coming away from “Brakefield.” They ran off down the Westerfield Road; he gave chase and caught them up close by the Woolpack gate. In their pockets were apples and plums. About two sacks of fruit had been taken from “Brakefields” during this summer, and much damage done to trees. Arthur and Charles said they picked the fruit up from the ground. The Mayor: That is no excuse; it was not your fruit. In reply to his Worship, the Chief Constable (Colonel Russell) said there were frequent complaints about fruit stealing. The Mayor, after consultation with his colleagues, said that Arthur Pascall had been there before, and was given a chance to redeem his character. He had not taken advantage of it, and would now be sent to prison for a month; the sentence upon Charles Parker would be three weeks’, with hard labour in both cases.

Evening Star – 5th April 1906


Frederick Hyland Fosdick

At the Ipswich Police Court, on Thursday, 5th April 1906, Arthur Edward Paskall, a Labourer, of Mount Street, appeared before W. Alexander, Esq. (chairman), R.D. Fraser, Esq., Geo. Hines, Esq., W.O. White, Esq., H.W. Packard, Esq., H.M. Jackaman, Esq., S.R. Anness, Esq., F.H. Fosdick, Esq., and G.F. Josselyn, Esq., charged with having disturbed the peace of Lady Lane by shouting and swearing on Tuesday night. Arthur was bound over to be of good behaviour for twelve months and ordered to pay 5s. costs.

Evening Star – At the Needham Market Petty Sessions, on the 23rd May 1906, Arthur Edward Paskall, a Labourer, of Ipswich, Ephraim Crawford, a labourer, of Ipswich; and Thomas Smith, a labourer, of Ipswich, appeared before S.T. Harwood, Esq. (chairman), General H.P. Phillips, G. Fiske, Esq., and Colonel Downing, charged with trespassing in search of game on land occupied by John Runnacles, at Whitton. The latter and his brother saw the defendants and another who got away diligently searching the grass and hedges. The gamekeeper, Ernest Harvey, was obliged to take Ephraim Crawford’s stick from him, as he used it in a threatening manner. The Bench considered there was not sufficient evidence to convict under the section under which the proceedings were taken.

Evening StarSunday Morning Pastime – At the Ipswich Police Court, on the 16th July 1906, Arthur Edward Paskall, James Soar, and Ephraim Crawford, labourers of no fixed abode, all pleaded not guilty when they were charged before the Mayor (B.H. Burton, Esq.), R.D. Fraser, Esq., G.F. Josselyn, Esq., and A. Sizer, with maliciously breaking insulators on telegraph poles. Mr. Alfred Cook was prosecuted on behalf of the Postmaster-General. Two girls, named Flora Jasper and Alice Baldry, spoke to accompanying Arthur, James and Ephraim along the towing path of the Gipping early on Sunday morning, June 24th. Defendants started throwing stones at bottles and tins and afterwards gave their attention to the telegraph poles. Answering the Mayor, the girls said that the defendants aimed at the tops of the poles, but never broke anything. Sergeant Spendley said James Soar told him he didn’t know how many insulators they broke, and asked if the “job” meant a month. Arthur Paskall said if he was to be summoned he was off, and Ephraim hinted that the police would find it very difficult to find him. Defendants all told the Bench that they did not try to break the insulators, but the Mayor “floored” them when he asked what they aimed at. Arthur, James and  Ephraim were sent to gaol for a months’ hard labour.

Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

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