Born: 1886, Hoo Green, Suffolk.

Died: 27th May 1918; age 32; KiA. Served 2 years & 168 days.

Residence: 45, Cromer Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 11th December 1915 – Began 11th October 1916; Age: 29 years & 5 months; Occupation: Carpenter; Religion: CofE. Signed up for the duration of the war. Height: 5ft 4 ins.


Service: Mobilised 20th February 1917 – embarked Folkstone – 17th September 1917 – transferred to Durham Light Infantry 1st October 1917 – transferred back to Royal Engineers 12th December 1917.


Offence: 3rd January 1918 – While on active service in the field – Consumed his rations without authority – Punishment – 7 days F.P. No. 2.


Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 204028

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 78th Field Coy.

Formerly 76746, Durham Light Infantry.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension,






1891   Hoo Green, Suffolk.


Caleb was 4 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal grandfather.

Caleb Mouser, 38, a Bricklayer, born Framsden, Suffolk.

Roseanna Mouser (nee Carr), 36, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Robert William Mouser, 13, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Woodbridge.

Henry John Mouser, 11, born Woodbridge.

Mary Henrietta Mouser, 9, born Woodbridge.

Roseanna Sarah Mouser, 7, born Framsden.

Celia Mahala 2, born Hoo Green.

Henry Mouser, 73, a widower, living on own means, born Framsden.


1901   63, Victoria Street, Ipswich.


Caleb was 14 years old and living with his widowed father, siblings & grandfather.

Caleb, 46, a Bricklayer.

Celia, 12.

Henry, 83.

1 housekeeper.


1911   106, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


Caleb was 24 years old, a Carpenter. He was living with his father.

Caleb Mouser, 58, a Bricklayer.

1 Housekeeper & her 2 teenage children.


Caleb’s mother, Roseanna Mouser died, 1900, Ipswich.


On the 25th October 1913, Whitton, Suffolk, Caleb married Margaret Ellen Pryke, born 1888, Whitton. They had a son:

Lawrence Edward Mouser, born May 1915, Ipswich.


On the 18th November 1924, Mrs Margaret Mouser, wrote to ask the whereabouts of her late husbands Victory & British War medals.

The medals were issued on the 30th December 1924 and sent on the 19th January 1925.


 Royal Engineers, 78th Field Coy






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