Image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper

Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 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.


Body exhumed, identified by Arthur’s disc, and reburied.


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.


Soldiers’ Effects to Margaret Cracknell – widow.

Photographs courtesy of Laura

A family note: The wedding photo is of Frank Mann who married Lizzie Barham. Margaret and Arthur are at the back of the photo 4th and 5th Margaret is next to her brother Arthur who sadly also died in WW1 – 1st October 1918. Frank Mann also sadly died in France 11th September 1917. Arthur Cracknell married Margaret in December 1917. Frank and Lizzie married in 3rd quarter 1915.
Margaret was my Grandma she went on to marry my Grandfather Horace Finbow who also served in WW1


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

Brother in law to ARTHUR GEORGE BARHAM

Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL, Ipswich.


The Rifle Brigade, 11th Battalion:



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