Charles is remembered on the war memorial at Burlington Baptist Church, London Road, Ipswich.

Born: 1896, Beckenham, Kent.

Died: 11th April 1917; age: 21; KiA.

Enlistment Location: London.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th July 1915 – France.

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 42855.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 15th Divisional Signal Company.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star + Military Medal.

Grave Reference:


Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



1901   10, Blakeney Avenue, Beckenham, Kent.

Charles was 5 years old and living with his parents & maternal uncle.

Frederick Ketley, 43, a Colporteur – Books, born Longford, Essex.

Annie Ketley (nee Springett), 39, born Totham, Essex.

Frederick George Springett, born Totham.

1 boarder.

1911   The Manse, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex.

Charles was 15 years old, a Butcher’s Assistant. He was living with his father.

Frederick, 53, a Congregational Minister.

Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick Ketley – father


Charles is mentioned in a diary entry in 1916 by J.H. Grimwade of Ipswich being an employee “One of my lads” employed at Grimwade LTD (& Sons). Mr Grimwade was proud of Charles for winning his military medal and kept his photo in his diary in memory of him following Charles’s death.

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