Born: 20th January 1877, Mile End Old Town, London.

Died: 18th May 1915; age 42; died of Spinal Wounds received in action at Hill 60, at the District Hospital Newbury, Berkshire.

Residence: 528, Spring Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Ransomes and Rapier Ltd., Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd March 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 17067

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified and Address: Husband of  F. Setterfield, of 62, Parliament Road, Ipswich.




1881  45, Dempsey Street, Mile End Old Town, London.


Charles was 4 years old and living with his parents & widowed maternal grandmother.

Henry Setterfield, 26, a Labourer – Packing Case – Carpenter, born Ipswich.

Susan Setterfield (nee Lee), 25, born Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Eliza Lee, 58, born Ely, Cambridgeshire.


1891   17, Dempsey Street, Mile End Old Town, London.


Charles was 14 years old and living with his parents.

Henry, 37, a Case maker.

Susan, 35.



1901   72, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Charles, was 24 years old, a Tripe Cutter – Shop – own account. He was married and Head of the Household.

Florence, 21.

Miriam, 1.


1911 Britannia Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 33 years old, a General Foundry Labourer. He was Head of the Household.

Florrie, 30.

Miriam, 11.


In 1898, Ipswich, Charles married, Florence Sarah Jessup, October 1879, Sheerness, Kent – daughter of William Frederick Jessup, a labourer at a manure factory, and Charlotte Jessup (nee Parr), of 56, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.

They had 10 children:

Charles W. Setterfield, born 1898, Ipswich – died 1898, Ipswich.

Miriam Florence Setterfield, born 1899, Ipswich.

Henry Thomas Setterfield, born July 1901, Ipswich.

William Harold Setterfield, born November 1902, Ipswich.

Charles David Setterfield, born April 1904, Ipswich.

Stanley Hayes Setterfiled, born January 1906, Ipswich.

Ada Maud Setterfield, born 1907, Ipswich – died 1908, Ipswich.

Frederick George Setterfield, born July 1909, Ipswich.

Mabel V. Setterfield, born 1911, Ipswich – died 1914, Ipswich.

Beatrice M. Setterfield, born 1914, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Florence S. Setterfield – widow.


East Anglian Daily Times – Thursday, 27th May 1915 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICHThe funeral took place at Ipswich Cemetery during the afternoon of Tuesday, 25th May 1915, of the late Private Charles William Setterfield, 1st Suffolks, who died at Newbridge Hospital, Berkshire, the result of spinal wounds received at Hill 60. The body was removed to Ipswich by rail on Saturday. The cortege started from the deceased’s home in Parliament Road, consisting of a firing party, gun carriage, and about a hundred rank and file of No. 4 Battery, R.F.A. The service at the Cemetery was conducted by the Reverend H. W. Hinde, vicar of St. John’s Church, Ipswich. The usual three volleys were fired, and the buglers sounded the “Last Post.” The coffin was of polished elm and black fittings, the breastplate reading: “Charles W. Setterfield, died May 18th, 1915, aged 38 years.” There were a large number of floral tributes, including one from Charles’s workmates at Waterside Works. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Son.


 extra information provided by Graham Jones:

In early May 1915, the 1st Battalion was on the Ypres Salient when the enemy unleashed a violent artillery bombardment of high explosive shells followed by poison gas.  For days the 1st Battalion valiantly held its position until being finally overrun.  Casualties on 8 May amounted to over 400.


Charles is also remembered on the Ransomes & Rapier Ltd. war memorial, Bourne Park, and at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.

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