Born: 1896, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

Died: 12th March 1915; age: 19; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 1582.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Memorial Reference:

Sp. Mem. 3.

Guards Cemetery,

Windy Corner,


Pas de Calais,





1901   38, Albion Place, Ipswich.


Charles was 5 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Thomas Betts, 32, an Iron Moulder’s Labourer, born Stanwick, Northamptonshire.

Clara Elizabeth Betts (nee Root), born Ipswich.

Ada Alice Betts, 10, born Ipswich.

Lilian May Betts, 8, born Ipswich.

Hilda Maud Betts, 3, born Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.


1911   3, Stone Cottage, Crabbe Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 16 years old, a Foundry Help. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Thomas, 42, a Foundry – Ladle Carrier.

Clara, 42.

Lilian, 18, a Domestic Servant.

Hilda, 13.

Charles is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich & Holy Trinity church Ipswich.

Soldiers’ Effects to Clara Elizabeth Betts – mother.

Suffolk reg

Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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