Photograph courtesy of John.


Born: 1898, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Died: 30th August 1916; age 18; KiA.

Residence: 405, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Employed: at the coal merchants, Mellonie and Goulder, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3407

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edgar & Martha Caley, of 405, Bramford Road, Ipswich.





1901   26, Wallace Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar Caley, 42, a General Labourer, born Baylam, Suffolk.

Martha Emma Caley (nee Sawyer), 38, born Sutton, Suffolk.

Edward Caley, 17, a General Labourer, born Freston, Suffolk.

Rose Caley, 15, born Wherstead.

Herbert Caley, 13, a Milk Seller, born Wherstead.

Harry Caley, 12, born Wherstead.

Alice Caley, 10, born Wherstead.

Margaret Caley, 7, born Ipswich.

Stanley Frederick Caley, 4, born Ipswich.

William George Caley, 3 months, born Ipswich.


1911   405, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


Charles 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar, 52, a Horseman – Borough Council.

Martha, 48.

Herbert, 23, a Labourer – Borough Council.

Margaret, 17.

Stanley, 14, an Errand Boy – Beer Bottles.

William, 10.

Bertram Caley, 7, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Edgar Caley – father.

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

image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Suffolk reg

The 4th Battalion
24th August 33rd  Division were able to make further progress to the north east of Delville wood, the battalion moving forward to a different set of trenches in Fricourt wood. At 03:45 on the 25th a bombardment opened for an attack two hours later. That afternoon the battalion advanced first to Montauban Alley and then Carleton trench, and during the night to Savoy trench and George street. When going round the trenches at daybreak on the 26th. On the 28th the battalion moved up into the newly captured portion of the Wood lane, the company in support in Orchard street being heavily shelled. On August 30th the Germans made a violent bombing attack on Wood Lane, but this was repulsed with loss, they bombarded Orchard trench once more, causing a good many casualties, including Captain B St. J. Glanfield and 2nd Liuts. C.W. Botton and C. M. Oliver, Wounded. Shortly afterwards Captain Glanfield died of wounds. The next day the battalion went back to camp near Dernancourt. 
extract from Suffolk Regiment history 1914-1927 Lt col C.C.R. Murphy.
 Suffolk reg

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