Charles is not commemorated on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 3rd May 1917; age: 22; presumed KiA at Bullecourt.

Reported missing – 3rd May 1917.

Residence: ‘Abbey Oaks’ Sproughton, Suffolk and of 20, Prince Gate, London and Pembroke College, Cambridge.


Rank: Captain.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 6th (cyclists) Regiment attached to the 2nd/5th Battalion, of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own).


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Lt. Col. Sir Arthur Churchman, 1st Bart., and Lady Churchman, of ‘Abbey Oaks’ Sproughton, Suffolk.




1901   154, Norwich Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 6 years old and living with his parents, siblings, and maternal grandmother.

Arthur Charles Churchman, 33, a Tobacco Manufacturer – employer, born Ipswich.

Edith Churchman (nee Harvey), 31, born Ipswich.

Henry Arthur Churchman, 7, born Ipswich – died August 1908, Ipswich, of appendicitis.

Mary Helen Edith Churchman, 4, born Ipswich.

Kate Harvey (nee Pearce), 54, born Halesworth, Suffolk.

1 cook.

1 parlour maid.

1 housemaid.

1 nursemaid.

1 under nursemaid.


1911   Rugby School, 3, Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire.


Charles was 16 years old, a Scholar and Boarder at the independent boys’ school – 44 year old Mr. Edward Ashton St. Hill – Schoolmaster of Michell House.


SATURDAY, JUNE 13th 1914.

Present- Mr. R.W. Locke (in chair), Dr. L. H. West,  Mr. T. Field,  Mr. G. Clark and Mr. T. Thorne.


Charles Harvey Churchman, of Cambridge, was proceeded against for failing to produce his licence, at Aylesbury, on the 23rd May. Defendant did not appear, but forwarded a letter admitting the offence. P.C. Gillard stated that he saw the defendant driving a motor cycle, and asked him to produce his licence. Defendant searched his pockets, and then said he left the licence at Cambridge. The bench imposed a fine of 20s., including costs, or, in default, 14 days imprisonment.


Charles’s medals were dispatched to his father Sir Arthur Churchman, of 20, Prince Gate, London, on the 17th March 1922.

Probate to Sir Arthur Charles Churchman, Baronet – father.

Soldiers’ Effects to Sir Arthur Charles Churchman, Baronet – father.

Charles’s father, Arthur Charles Churchman was Mayor of Ipswich in 1901 – 1902.

The Battle of Arras.

West Yorkshire Regiment

 Suffolk Regiment, 6th Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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