Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph


Born: 1879, Ipswich.

Died: 19th September 1917; age 38; died of Chronic Bright’s Disease and Granular Kidney – several month and Heart Failure at Fort Pitt Hospital, Rochester, Kent.

Robert Hill present at the death, of Fort Pitt Hospital, Rochester.

Residence: 140, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 28799.

Regiment: Royal Defence Corps, 63rd Protection Coy.

Formerly 22715, Suffolk Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Fort Pitt Military Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Richard & Mary Ann Brown, of Ipswich.




1881   4, Parade Terrace, Ipswich.


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

Richard Brown, 43, a Cordweaver, born Bedford, Bedfordshire.

Mary Ann Brown (nee Dorling), 45, born Easton, Suffolk.

George Brown, 19, a Boot Finisher, born Ipswich.

Alice Brown, 18, a Machinist, born London.

Aletheausear Galarteer Brown, 15, a Boot Filler, born Ipswich.

Francis W. Brown, 13, born Ipswich.

Bertha Brown, 6, born Ipswich.


1891   20, Parade Road, Ipswich.


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

Richard, 5, a Boot Maker.

Mary Ann Brown, 57, a Nurse.

Bertha, 16, a Corset Maker.


1901   1, Parade Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 22 years old, a Machine Turner – Iron Foundry. He was living with his parents & sister.

Richard, 6, a Boot Maker.

Mary Ann, 67.

Bertha, 26, a Staymaker Machinist.


1911   Fenn Street, Nayland, Suffolk.


Charles was 32 years old, an unemployed – General Labour. He was living with his sister & her family.

James Trott, 40, a Stationary Engine Driver – Leather Factory.

Bertha, 36.

William James Trott, 13, a Telegraph Messenger – G.P.O.

Ida May Trott, 6.

1 boarder.


On the 2nd September 1881, Charles’s father, Richard Brown, of Parade Terrace, was awarded 1st prize for 6 parsnips and 2nd prize for 6 onions, in the Cottagers’ Prizes section of  the Ipswich Flower Show autumnal exhibition of the Ipswich and East Suffolk Horticultural Society, in the charming park and gardens of Holywells, kindly lent by the High Steward of the borough, J.C. Cobbold, Esq.


Soldiers’ Effect to Aletheausear Galarteer Snell (wife of William Henry Snell) – sister, of 140, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


Evening Star – 24th June 1907 – WANTED TO FIGHT THE MILITARYAt the Ipswich Police Court, Charles Brown, iron turner, of Parade Road, was before the Mayor (W.O. White, Esq.), G.F. Josselyn, Esq., F. Bennett, Esq., and George Hines, Esq., he was bound over in 40s. and ordered to pay 8s. costs for disturbing the peace by behaving in a disorderly manner. Charles wanted to fight a Militia Corporal in the Fonnereau Road last Saturday night, and as he had given Police-constable Bloomfield considerable trouble, her was locked up.


Royal Defence Corps, 63rd Protection Coy:

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