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 Siege Batteries.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

  1. XVII. 4.

Pieta Military Cemetery,



Relatives Notified and Address: Youngest 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 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 was educated at Ipswich School – entered September 1907.


Probate: to Harold Robert Lingwood – brother.


Soldiers’ Effects to Harold Robert Lingwood – brother, c/o Messrs. Elves Turner & Hawkins – solicitors.


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


Charles’s father, Robert Henry Lingwood, was a well-known miller and proprietor of Riverside Poultry Yards, a Needham Market, Suffolk. He had earned an almost worldwide reputation as a breeder and successful exhibitor of prize poultry. The Riverside Poultry Farm was known throughout the world. Robert had abundant evidence of his prowess in the competitive arena in the form of cups, medals and trophies.

After the death of his father, Henry Lingwood in February 1906, Robert undertook the responsibility of the extensive milling business in connection with which he had been brought up, and he succeeded also to the position of agent to the Suffolk estates of the Earl of Ashburnham. After a time he found the maintenance of the high place he had earned for himself in the rank of poultry breeders too great a strain upon his time and attention, and accordingly, he held a special clearance sale of his feathered beauties, which in poultry circles was regarded as the great event of the year.

Robert was formerly a cyclist, swimmer and athlete, but he had had to give up racing because of the strain on his heart.

On the 23rd February 1909, Robert did not return home from his office. His body was found the following morning in the River Gipping 400 yards from the Coddenham Road bridge. Coroner’s verdict – asphyxia from drowning. He was laid to rest at Barking Churchyard, next to the grave of his brother Herbert James Lingwood who had in June 1908. – Diss Express & Evening Star – February 1909.



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