ARTHUR JAMES PATRICK

Born: 1894, Ipswich.

Died: 1st October 1918; age 24; KiA.

Residence: 47, Camden Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 9519

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + Military Medal.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 4.

Vis-en-Artois Memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Fred William & Lucy Eliza Patrick, of 47, Camden Road, Ipswich.

 

Brother to FREDERICK WILLIAM PATRICK.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   7, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick Patrick, 40, a Labourer – Oil Mills, born Ipswich.

Lucy Eliza Patrick (nee Clarke), 40, born Ipswich.

Alice Sarah Patrick, 15, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Frederick William Patrick, 9, born Ipswich.

 

1911   328, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 17 years old, a Draper’s Porter. He was living with his parents, brother & cousin.

Frederick, 51, an Oil Cake Maker.

Lucy, 50.

Frederick, 19, a Grocer’s Porter.

Horace Reginald Gray, 3, born Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick William Patrick – father.

 

THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 2nd Battalion:

The 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment moved to the trenches on the 30th September 1918 between Ribecourt and Marcoing in preparation for the attack on the “Rumilly trench system”. The morning attack as part of the 76th Brigade made some progress until it hit the front and support trenches of the German lines. The trenches were full of Germans, many of which had surrendered, but had taken up valuable time as the barrage moved further on. Heavy machine gun fire came from the flank, stalling the advance. Fierce and bitter fighting continued into the village during the day, with 180 casualties.

 

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

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