Image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper


Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died: between: 20th March – 1st April 1918; age 31; KiA. Served 13 months in France.

Residence: Ipswich.

Employed: Messrs. Southgate Brother’s, Builders, Bramford, Suffolk.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 200519.

Regiment: The Rifle Brigade, 11th Battalion.

Formerly 4056, Suffolk Regiment.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Pargny British Cemetery,






1891   36, Broke’s Hall Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 3 years old and living with his parents, siblings & maternal uncle.

Robert James Cracknell, 32, a Bricklayer, born Whitton, Suffolk.

Alice Jane Cracknell (nee Adams), 31, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Edith Alice Cracknell, 5, born Ipswich.

Ada Clara Cracknell, 2, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Caroline Cracknell, 1, born Ipswich.

Robert Adams, 21, a General Labourer, born Woodbridge.


1901   67, Waveney Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 41, a Bricklayer.

Alice, 40.

Edith, 15.

Ada, 12.

Elizabeth, 10.

Nellie Cracknell, 7, born Woodbridge.

Annie Tollesbury Cracknell, 5, born Tollesbury, Essex.


1911   73, Springfield Lane, Ipswich.


Arthur was 23 years old, a Bricklayer – Builder.

Robert, 51, a Bricklayer – Builder.

Alice, 52.

Edith, 25, a Laundress.

Lottie, 20, a Laundress.

Nellie, 17, a General Domestic Servant.

Annie, 15.

Robert Cracknell, 9, born Ipswich.

Photographs courtesy of Laura

In 1917, Ipswich, Arthur married Margaret Barham, born 1892, Ipswich.

Brother in law to ARTHUR GEORGE BARHAM

Arthur is also remembered on SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL ww1 Memorial, Ipswich.


The Rifle Brigade, 11th Battalion:


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