CHARLES SMITH

Born: 10th December 1877, at 8, Frost’s Court, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich.

Died: 11th March 1916; age 39; died of Gun Shot Wounds at Etaples.

Residence: 8, Little Gipping Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/7890

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 2735, Suffolk R.F.A.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War and 1914 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

VI.D.12.

Etaples Military Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Eleanor Smith; husband of Susannah Smith of 9, Mount Street, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   3, Rose Yard, Lady Lane, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 3 years old and living with his widowed mother, father, stepbrothers and sisters.

William Martin, 36, a groom and horse clipper, born Horningsheath, Suffolk.

Eleanor Smith (nee Grimwood), 43, a Washerwoman, born Needham Market, Suffolk.

James Smith, 22, a Shoemaker, born Needham Market.

Edward Smith, 21, a Shoemaker, born Needham Market.

Sidney Smith, 13, born Needham Market.

William Martin Smith, 11, born Barham, Suffolk.

Anna Smith, 1, born Ipswich.

Kate Smith, 3 months, born Ipswich.

 

1891   8, Little Gipping Street, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 14 years old, he was living with his mother, stepbrother and siblings.

Eleanor, 52, Housekeeper.

James, 32, a Shoe Rivetter.

William, 22, a Shoe Finisher.

Kate, 10.

 

On the 20th August 1895, at St. Matthew’s Church, 20 year old Charles, a labourer, married 20 year old Susannah Eliza Curtis – daughter of William Curtis, a bricklayer, and Louisa Elizabeth Curtis (nee Brighton), of Ipswich.

 

 

 

 

Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich.

 

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Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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