Born: 1894; Ipswich.

On or Since – Death Presumed: 20th July 1916; age 22; KiA.

Residence: 25, Albion Place, Ipswich

Occupation: Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Moulding Shop, Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number; 200437

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 2072, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,








1901   22, Albion Place, Ipswich.


Charles was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph Alderton, 37, an Engine Turner & Fitter, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Alderton, (nee Dines), 35, born Ipswich.

John Alderton, 13, born Ipswich.

Charlotte Elizabeth Alderton, 10, born Ipswich.

Mildred Maud Alderton, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   25, Albion Place, Ipswich.


Charles was 17 years old, he worked at a Paper Warehouse. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph, 48, a Fitter & Turner – Iron Foundry.

Elizabeth, 46.

John was 24 years old, an Iron Moulder – Iron Foundry

Charlotte, 21, a Sewing Machinist – Stays – Corset Factory.

Mildred, 14, a Sewing Machinist – Stays – Corset Factory.

Ada Emily Alderton, 8, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Joseph & Elizabeth Alderton – parents.

Charles is also remembered on the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


4th Battalion Throughout the 19th the heavy shelling continued. Early on the 20th, the battalion returned to Shell Valley, in preparation for the attack on High Wood.

THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 1/4th Battalion Territorial Force :

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

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