Born: 1878, Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Died: 26th January 1902; age: 23; Died of Dysentery, at Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa.

Residence: Sun Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Rank: Trooper; Service Number: 25323.

Regiment: Imperial Yeomanry, 44th (Suffolk) Company, 12th Battalion, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal + South Africa 1901 medal & South Africa 1902 medal.




1881   1, Spring Lane, Lexden, Essex.


Charles was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward James Manning Friend, 32, a Coachman – Domestic, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Annie Friend (nee Houston), 30, born Scotland.

Jean Murray Houston Friend, 3, born Largo, Fife, Scotland.

James William Friend, 10 months, born Wickham Market.


1891   Sun Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Charles was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 42, a Coachman – Domestic.

Annie, 41.

Jenny, 13.

Houston Douglas C. Friend, 6, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Edward J. Friend – father.


Charles is also remembered on a private memorial at St. Mary’s Church, Woodbridge, Suffolk erected by his officers and comrades.

The Boer War.

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