image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 10th October 1918; age 21; Died of Wounds – Tooting Military Hospital, London.

Residence: 180, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 42376

Regiment: Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers), 1st Battalion Depot.

Formerly 26850, Norfolk Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Rufford, of 78, Alan Road, Ipswich.





1901   6, Coriander Terrace, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Augustus was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick James Rufford, 32, a Boot & Shoe Finisher, born Ipswich.

Eliza Lillie Rufford (nee Ralph), 31, born Ipswich.

Edith Lilian Rufford, 5, born Ipswich.

George Clifford Rufford, 2, born Ipswich.

Rose Agnes Rufford, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   180, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Augustus was 13 years old, a Milk Boy – Milkman. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick, 43, a Boot & Shoe Finisher – Boot Manufacturer.

Eliza, 42.

Edith. 15, a Sweet Maker – Confectionery.

George, 12.

Rose, 11.

Charles Frederick Rufford, 3, born Ipswich.


Augustus’s father Frederick James Rufford died, 1917, Ipswich.

Augustus is also remembered on Holy Trinity Church Memorial.


SUFFOLK CHRONICLE AND MERCURY, Friday, 18th October, 1918.

The funeral of Pte. Augustus F. Rufford, Royal Irish Fusiliers, who died on the 10th, at Tooting Military Hospital, London, S.W., from wounds received in action, took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Ipswich Cemetery. The remains were brought from London to the deceased’s residence, 180, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, from which place they were conveyed to the cemetery on a gun-carriage drawn by six black horses, furnished by the 204th Battery, R.F.A., by kind permission of Major Williams, the officer commanding. The deceased was buried in the Field of Honour with full military honours, the firing party, bearers, and buglers, under Lieut. Walton, being supplied by the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Basil C. Pownall, of Holy Trinity. In addition to those from family, floral tributes were sent by the Ipswich Co=operative Society, the employees at Foxhall Road Branch, and the Ipswich Women’s Guild.



Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers), 1st Battalion Depot


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