30th September 1917 Photographs courtesy of Peter & David Routh
image of former sergeant – Suffolk Regiment uniform.
Born: 1892, Ipswich.
Died: 22nd August 1918; age 26; KiA.
Residence: Heathfield House, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 200869
Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st/1st Battalion.
Formerly 3181, Suffolk Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Brother to LESLIE CYRIL RATLIFF.
1901 1, High Street, Ipswich.
Charles was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Charles John Ratliff, 35, a Jeweller – employer – at home, born Ipswich.
Emily Jane Ratliff (nee Pinner), 31, born Nacton, Suffolk.
Dorothy Emily Ratliff, 5, born Ipswich.
Leslie Cyril Ratliff, 3, born Ipswich.
Victor Frank Ratliff, 1, born Ipswich.
1911 36, Mumford Road, Ipswich.
Charles was 18 years old, a Boot Shop Assistant. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Charles, 45, a Jeweller – for the trade & private work – own account.
Dorothy, 15, Domestic Service.
On the 18th October 1914, Ipswich, Charles married Florence May Webb, born April 1892, Crowfield, Suffolk.
They had 2 daughters:
Marjorie Emily Ratliff, born January 1915, Ipswich.
Joyce Evelyn Ratliff, born February 1918, Ipswich
Soldiers’ Effects to Florence M. Ratliff – widow.
Charles at Gordon Camp December 1917