Photograph courtesy of Jennifer


Born: 18th November 1889, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Died: 5th November 1918; age: 28; Died of Influenza & Broncho Pneumonia at No.6. General Hospital, Rouen, France. Death was due to exposure whilst on military service. Served 2 years & 332 days.

Residence: 26, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Clerk – Brewer’s

Service: Home – 11th February 1916 – 7th December 1916 – France 8th December 1916 – 5th November 1918.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 11th February 1916; Age: 26 years & 1 month; Height: 5ft 5 ins.


Rank: Sapper; Service Number: WR/283003;

Regiment: Royal Engineers, Railways Battalion.

Formerly 3870, Suffolk Regiment, (54th L.R.O. Coy).


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


St. Sever Cemetery Extension,






1891   Bury Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


Charles was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Lambert Earthy, 42, a Coach Builder, born Stowmarket.

Eleanor Earthy (nee Rutter), 37, born Attleborough, Norfolk.

Edith Adeleine Earthy, 14, a Milliner’s Apprentice, born Stowmarket.

Kate Eleanor Earthy, 13, born Stowmarket.

Elizabeth Maude Earthy, 11, born Stowmarket.

Millicent Agnes Laura Earthy, 9, born Stowmarket.

Ellen Louise Earthy, 7, born Stowmarket.

Winifred Jessie Earthy, 5, born Stowmarket.

Alfred George Herbert Earthy, 3, born Stowmarket.


1901   Warwick Villas, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 52, a Carriage Builder – own account.

Eleanor, 47.

Edith, 24, a Draper’s Assistant.

Elizabeth, 21, a Draper’s Assistant.

Ellen, 17.

Winifred, 15.

Alfred, 13.

Dora Lemmie Earthy, 9.

Grace Earthy, 7.


1911   26, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 21 years old, a Clerk – Brewers. He was living with his parents, siblings & nephew.

Alfred, 63, a Carriage Builder.

Eleanor, 57.

Edith, 34, a Draper’s Assistant – Draper’s Shop.

Elizabeth Cook, 31, a widow.

Ellen, 27.

Winifred, 25, a Fancy Shop Assisitant – General Fancy Stores.

George, 23, a Engineer Fitter.

Dora, 19, an Engineer’s Tracer – General Engineers.

Grace, 17, a Typist – Corset Manufacturer.

James Cook, 3, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Eleanor Earthy – mother.


Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.

Royal Engineers, Railways Battalion:




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