Born: 1890, Great Bealings, Suffolk.

Died: 2nd December 1917, age 27, KiA.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 7803

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

  1. D. 12.

Fins New British Cemetery,

Sorel Le Grand,




Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Mrs. M. A. Sheldrake, of 37, Crown Street, Ipswich.




1891   Hill Close, Great Bealings, Suffolk.


Charles was a year old and living with his parents & sisters.

Thomas Henry Last, 34, a Signal Railway Man; born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Last (nee Page), 30: born Halesworth, Suffolk.

Mary Ellen Last, 9, born Halesworth.

Beatrice Lily Last, 7, born Ipswich.

Alice Maud Last, 4, born Great Bealings, Suffolk.


1901   5, Cobden Place, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 11 years old and living with his mother and step-father, sisters & step siblings & step cousin.

Robert Sheldrake, 33, a Grocer’s Carman; born Hemmingstone, Suffolk.

Mary Ann, 40.

Mary, 19, a House Maid (Domestic).

Beatrice, 17.

Frances Ethel Sheldrake, 4, born Ipswich.

Robert Victor Sheldrake, 3, Ipswich.

1 step-cousin.


1911   India


Charles was 22 years old, a soldier ranked Private in the Royal Scots, 1st Battalion.


Charles’s father, Thomas Henry Last, a signalman at Bealings Station died September 1893, at Hill Close, Great Bealings, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary A. Sheldrake – mother.


Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


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