ARTHUR UTTERIDGE

 

 

Born: 12th January 1866, Kirton, Suffolk.

Died: 6th January 1900; age: 33; KiA at Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Residence: The Street, Falkenham, Suffolk.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2230.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Africa Field Force.

 

Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony.

 

CENSUS

 

1871   The Street, Falkenham, Suffolk.

 

Arthur was 5 years old and living with his maternal grandparents & uncles.

James Utteridge, 64, an Agricultural Labourer, born Kirton, Suffolk.

Matilda Utteridge, 58, born Bath, Somerset.

George Utteridge, 27, an Agricultural Labourer, born Falkenham.

William Utteridge, 24, an Agricultural Labourer, born Falkenham.

Richard Utteridge, 22, an Agricultural Labourer, born Falkenham.

Henry Utteridge, 19, an Agricultural Labourer, born Falkenham.

Frederick Utteridge, 17, an Agricultural Labourer, born Falkenham.

James Utteridge, 15, an Agricultural Labourer, born Falkenham.

 

1881   The Street, Falkenham, Suffolk.

 

Arthur was 15 years old, an Agricultural Labourer. He was living with his grandparents & uncles.

James, 71, an Agricultural Labourer.

Matilda, 67, an Agricultural Labourer.

Henry, 29, an Agricultural Labourer.

Frederick, 27, an Agricultural Labourer.

 

1891   The Street, Falkenham, Suffolk.

 

Arthur was 26 years old, an Agricultural Labourer. He was living with his uncles. Harry, 39, an Agricultural Labourer.

Frederick, 37, an Agricultural Labourer.

 

Arthur’s grandfather, James Utteridge died 1884, Falkenham. His grandmother, Matilda Utteridge died 1890, Falkenham.

 

Arthur’s mother was Emma Utteridge, born 1848, Falkenham, Suffolk. In 1868, Emma married John Versey, born 1835, Trimley St. Martin – an Agricultural Labourer.

One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

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