CHARLES HAROLD RATLIFF

   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.

 

Grave Reference:

II.J.6.

Beacon Cemetery,

Sailly-Laurette,

Somme,

France.

 

Brother to LESLIE CYRIL RATLIFF.

 

CENSUS   ROUTH 2    

 

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.

Emily, 41.

Dorothy, 15, Domestic Service.

Leslie, 13.

Victor, 11.

 

On the 18th October 1914, Ipswich, Charles married Florence May Webb, born April 1892, Crowfield, Suffolk – daughter of Isaac Webb, a stockman, and Emily Judith Webb (nee West), of The Street, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.

Florence and Charles had two 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

Charles Harold Ratliff

 Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st/1st Battalion

2 Comments

  • This is my great, great grandfather. I am on a school trip in Frace visiting and learing places of world was 1 and 2, thanks to thus I have manged to vist his grave. I am the first family member to visit the grave

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    • Charles Ratliff was my grandmother’s first husband. He married Florence May Webb and had at least three children. Their son Cedric Clarence was killed in El Alamein in Egypt in 1941.

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