Born: 16th September 1884, Ipswich.

Died: 8th August 1917; age 32; Died of Wounds at Etaples.

Residence: 66, Lacey Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Lithographic Artists.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 17th October 1915.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd June 1917 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 207071

Regiment: Queen’s (Royal West Surrey), 11th Battalion.

Formerly 265434, Suffolk Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Etaples Military Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Emma Sparrow, of Ipswich; husband of Marion Annie Sparrow, of 55, Electric Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.




1891   1, Bourne Villas, Lacey Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Newman Sparrow, 35, a Hardwareman’s Manager, born Ipswich.

Emma Sparrow (nee Bumstead), 35, born Ipswich.

William Frederick Sparrow, 7, born Ipswich.

Louise Maud Sparrow, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   66, Lacey Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 16 years old, a Litho Artist – Apprentice. He was living with his parents, siblings & cousin.

William, 44, a Shopman – Hardware.

Emma, 44.

William, 17, a Tailor’s Appentice.

Louise, 12.

George Sparrow, 3, born Ipswich.

Harriet Alice M. Cook, 9, born Ipswich.


1911   254, Eccleshall Road, Eccleshall, Yorkshire-West Riding.


Charles was 26 years old, a Lithographer. He was 1 of 4 boarders at the Boarding House of 68 year old, John Wood.


On the 3rd June 1916, Ipswich, Charles married Marion Annie Castle, born September 1888, Merton, Surrey. A School Teacher.


Probate to Frank Sidney Mills – a woollen merchant’s buyer. In 1918, Ipswich, Frank married Charles’s sister Louise Maud Sparrow.


Soldiers’ Effects to Frank S. Mills.


Charles is also remembered on Northgate High School Memorial. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Queen’s (Royal West Surrey), 11th Battalion

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