Born: 1888, Brambridge, Hampshire.

Baptised: 3rd July 1887 – Otterbourne, Hampshire – parents Charles & Clara Agnes Light.

Died: 23rd March 1915; age 28; Died of Wounds received at Neuve Chapelle on the 23rd March 1915, at No. 2 Stationary Hospital.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Sergeant: Service Number: 79

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Boulogne Eastern Cemetery,





1891   8, Collingwood Road, Portsea, Hampshire.


Charles was 3 years old and living with his parents, sister & maternal aunt.

Charles Light, 30, a Jobbing Gardener, born Otterbourne, Hampshire.

Clara Agnes Light (nee Baker), 28, born Hinton Ampner, Hampshire.

Clara Harriet Light, 1, born Southsea, Hampshire.

Harriet baker, 37, a Dressmaker, born Hinton Ampner.


1901   Mabel Villas, Camden Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 13 years old, a Telegraph Messenger – G.P.O. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 40, a Gardener – Domestic.

Clara, 38.

Clara, 11.

Albert James Light, 8, born Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.

Rosa May Light, 6, born Capel St. Mary.

Edith Amy Light, 5, born Capel St. Mary.

Elsie Florence Light, 3, born Capel St. Mary.


1911   35, Wellesley Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 23 years old, worked at an Iron Foundry. He was married and Head of the Household.

Eliza, 24.

Clara, 1.


Charles’s mother, Clara Agnes Light, died 1905, Ipswich.


In 1909, Ipswich, Charles married Eliza Bale, born 1887, Roydon, Norfolk. They had 1 daughter:

Clara Harriet Light, born 1910, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Eliza Light – widow.


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

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