Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Images and additional information courtesy of Nicola

Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 29th September 1916; age: 29; KiA.

Residence: 33, Handford Cut, Ipswich.

Employed: a Moulder for Messrs. Cocksedge – Foundry

Enlistment Location: Ipswich. Volunteered into Kitchener’s Army at the end of August 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 25th July 1915 – France.


 Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 13361

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,






1891   Railway Cottages, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 3 years old and living with his widowed mother & sisters.

Ellen Smith, 42, a Laundress, born Shotisham, Suffolk.

Rose Lily Smith, 12, born Ipswich.

Ivy Georgina Smith, 9, born Ipswich.


1901   2, Railway Cottages, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 14 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his mother.

Ellen, 55, a Laundress.


1911   70, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 24 years old, a Sheeter – Great Eastern Railway. He was married and Head of the Household.

Ada, 24.

Rose, 3.

Frederick, 2.

In 1908, Ipswich, Charles married Ada Brooks, born 1887, Ipswich. They had 5 children:

Rose Elsie Smith, born September 1908, Ipswich.

Frederick Charles Smith, born October 1909, Ipswich.

Ivy Lilian Smith, born December 1911, Ipswich.

Jessie May Smith, born June 1913, Ipswich.

Arthur Basilique Smith, born December 1915, Ipswich.

Charles’s father was Henry Smith, born 1845, Wangford, Suffolk – died 1889, Ipswich. He was a Sawer & Joiner.


Soldeirs’ Effects to Ada Smith – widow.

Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

Posted in First World War, Suffolk Regiment

  1. Nicola Yucel says:

    This was my great grandad.
    My grandma was his daughter Rose Elsie.
    My mother is Rosie’s daughter Maureen.

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