Born: 11th March 1903, Icklingham, Suffolk.

Died: 26th September 1944; age: 41; at Ipswich.

Residence: 196, Britannia Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Milk Roundsman.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 14240869.

Regiment: Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich New Cemetery.



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter & Bessie Rann; husband of Kathleen Nellie Ranns, of Ipswich.




1911   Canada Farm, Icklingham, Suffolk.


Charles was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter Louis Ranns, 40, a House Keeper – Farm, born Cavenham, Suffolk.

Bessie Ranns (nee Flack), 43, born Lakenheath, Suffolk.

Walter Sydney Ranns, 15, a Farm Labourer, born Eriswell, Suffolk.

George Ranns, 13, a Farm Labourer, born Eriswell.

Jessie Maud Ranns, 12, born Eriswell.

Hilda Mary Ranns, 9, born Eriswell.

Fred Ranns, born Icklingham.


In 1930, Ipswich, Charles married Kathleen Nellie Thorpe, born February 1902, Thetford, Norfolk.

They had 2 children:

Derek C. Ranns, born March 1932, Ipswich.

Eunice A. Ranns, born 1936, Ipswich.




Charles was a Milk Roundsman. He and Kathleen and their 2 children were living at their family home – 196, Britannia Road, Ipswich.

Kathleen, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Derek, at School.


Probate to Kathleen Nellie Ranns – widow.

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