Born: 1894, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.

Died: 29th October 1915; age 21; Died of Dysentery at St. Andrew’s Hospital, Malta.

Enlistment Date & Location: 25th August 1914, Ipswich.

Service: Left England on the 11th July 1915 for Egypt, where he remained for 6 weeks. From there he moved to the Gallipoli Peninsula, where after serving for three weeks he contracted dysentery.

Date of Entry Therein: 24th July 1915 – Balkans.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 45234

Regiment:Royal Garrison Artillery, 24th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

  1. XVII. 4.

Pieta Military Cemetery,



Relatives Notified and Address: Son of the late Robert Henry and Anna Elizabeth Lingwood.




1901   River Side, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.


Charles was 7 years old and living with his father & siblings.

Robert Henry Lingwood, 39, a Miller & Merchant – employer; Holton, Suffolk.

Harold Robert Lingwood, 8, born Creeting St. Mary.

Audrey Gertrude Lingwood, 4, born Creeting St. Mary.

2 servants.


1911   15, Richmond Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 17 and a Merchant’s Clerk he was living with his spinster paternal aunt.

Alice Gertrude Lingwood, 46, born Barking, Suffolk.

Harold, 18, an Insurance Clerk.


In 1911 Charles’s mother was Anna Elizabeth Lingwood (nee Taylor) was 51, and a widow; living on private means and a boarder at a boarding house at Manningtree, Essex. Anna died in 1914.


Charles’s father, Robert Henry Lingwood, died in 1909.


Charles attended Ipswich School – entered September 1907.


Charles is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School, and at  St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


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