Laid to rest at Ipswich Old Cemetery.


Born: 1893, Brighton, East Sussex.

Died: 11th July 1917; age: 24; Died at the Ranelagh Road Military Hospital, Ipswich – Accidentally shot whilst at machine-gun instruction.

Residence: Hove, East Sussex.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 170280.

Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line, Sussex Yeomanry, 2nd/1st Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   12, Newhaven Street, Brighton, East Sussex.


Charles was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Dyer, 44, a Carpenter, born Brighton.

Jane Dyer (nee Russell), 45, born Lurgashall, East Sussex.

Harry Dyer, 22, a Painter’s Labourer, born Brighton.

Lottie Dyer, 14, born Brighton.

Alice Dyer, 10, born Brighton.


1911   16, Agnes Street, Brighton, East Sussex.


Charles was 18 years old, a Sign Writer. He was living with his parents.

Charles, 53, a Carpenter – Builder.

Jane, 54.



The funeral of Pte. Charles Robert Dyer, of the Sussex Yeomanry, who died on July 11th, at the Ranelagh Road Military Hospital, as a result of being accidentally shot whilst at machine-gun instruction, took place on Saturday morning at the Ipswich Cemetery with full military honours the coffin preceded by the band of the regiment, being borne from the Hospital to the cemetery on a field gun drawn by six black horses, followed by a firing party and buglers. The committal service was read by the Rev. Isaac Morris, curate of St. Mary Stoke.

Sussex Yeomanry

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