Born: 1881, Aldershot, Hampshire.

Died: 28th March 1919; age: 38; Military Hospital, Minster, Isle of Sheppey, Kent – Pneumonia.

Residence: Stoke, Ipswich.

Occupation: Labourer.

First Enlistment: Location: Ipswich; Date: 23rd February 1898; Age: 18 years. Height: 5ft 4 6/8ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes and brown hair.



Home: 23rd February 1898 – 13th September 1898.

Malta: 14th September 1898 – 11th January 1899.

Home: 12th January 1899 – 9th February 1900.

South Africa: 10th February 1900 – 19th December 1901.

Home: 20th December 1901 – 30th November 1902. Served 4 years & 280 days.


Discharged: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion – Unfit for further service; Location: Colchester, Essex; 30th November 1902; age: 22 years & 9 months. Height: 5ft 5 ins. Address: 25, Austin Street, Ipswich, a Labourer.


Enlistment: Location: Ipswich; age: 22 years & 11 months; Occupation: Seaman.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 1931; Regiment: The Rifle Brigade, 5th Battalion.

Formerly: 5060, Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: South African Medal + Clasp – Second Boer War 1901 – Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal. Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Sheerness Cemetery,

Isle of Sheppey,





1891   12, Great Gipping Street, Ipswich.


Walter Hood, 34, a Tanner, born Sproughton, Suffolk.

Emily Hood, 29, born Sproughton.

Walter Thomas Sandgate Hood, 13, born Sandgate, Kent.

Emily Henrietta Hood (nee Jacobs), 8, born Woolwich, Kent.

Rose Isabella Hood, 5, born 11, Rushgrove, Woolwich.

Violet Selina Hood, 9 months, born Ipswich.


Charles’ father, Walter Hood had been a Soldier in the Royal Horse Artillery.


On the 16th June 1919, Mrs E. Hood received her son’s Victory medal.

On the 20th June 1919, Charles’s mother received the 1914 Star at her home – 54, Station Street, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emily Hood – mother.


The Rifle Brigade, 5th Battalion:






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