Born: 1878, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Died: 26th April 1915; age 37; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2249

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,








1881   31, Castle Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Teager, 33, a Bricklayer, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Rebecca Teager (nee Shephard), 32, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Thomas Teager, 14, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Ipswich.

John Isaac Teager, 8, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Kate Teager, 1, born Ipswich.


1891   15, Castle Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 44, a Bricklayer.

Rebecca, 44.

William Teager, 5, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Caroline Teager, 7, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Rebecca Teager, 4, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Charles deserted on the 20th May 1900, at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and again on the 10th June 1900, at Bury St. Edmunds.

The Ipswich Journal – 23rd June 1900.  DESERTERS. – Charles Teager, of 38, St. Matthew’s Church Lane and Francis McGovan, Rope Walk,  were charged with deserting from the 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment and the 98th Field Battery, R.A., respectively, and were handed over to military escorts.


1901   St. Peter’s Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands.


Charles was 23 years old, a Soldier, ranked Private in the 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.


1911   14, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 34 years old, a Bricklayer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Maud, 33.

Charles, 10.

Dorothy, 4.

Gladys, 2 months.

Leslie, 2 months.


In 1903, Ipswich, Charles married Charlotte Louise Maud Jessup, born October 1877, Sheerness, Kent.

They had 6 children:

Charles Jessup Teager, born February 1901, Ipswich.

Lilian Charlotte M. Teager, born 1903, Ipswich – 1908, Ipswich.

Dorothy Rebecca Teager, born April 1906, Ipswich.

Gladys May Teager, born February 1911, Ipswich.

Leslie William Teager, born February 1911, Ipswich.

Stanley Thomas Teager, born May 1914, Ipswich.


Charles’s mother, Rebecca Teager died 1915, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Maud Teager – widow.


Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthews Church, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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