Charles is remembered on Northgate High School Memorial, Ipswich. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Born: 1889, Brantham, Suffolk.

Died: 16th March 1916; age: 26; died of Pneumonia at No. 9 General Hospital, Rouen, Served 102 days.

Residence: 20, New Village, Brantham, Suffolk.

Occupation: an Actor.

Enlistment Location: Colchester, Essex; Date: 6th December 1915; Age: 26. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 4 3/4ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 5th March 1916 – France.



Home: 6th December 1915

Home: 7th February 1916 – 4th March 1916

France: 5th March 1916 – 16th March 1916.


Admitted at Rouen – 8th March 1916 – Pneumonia.

Reported dangerously ill – 15th March 1916.

Died – 16th March 1916.

Buried – No. 892, St. Sever Cemetery – 17th March 1916.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 7123.

Regiment: London Regiment ( Artists’ Rifles), 28th Battalion.



Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


St. Sever Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles S. & Matilda Wiseman, of 20, New Village, Brantham, Suffolk.




1891   20, New Village, Brantham, Suffolk.


Charles was a year old and living with his parents.

Charles Samuel Wiseman, 24, a Xylonite Worker, born Hackney, London.

Matilda Wiseman (nee Furnivall), 25, born Bromley, London.


1901   20, New Village, Brantham, Suffolk.


Charles was 11 years old and living with his parents.

Charles, 34, a Xylonite Factory Hand.

Matilda, 35.


On the 30th May 1916, Charles’s personal effects were sent to his parents.

Identity disc, scribbling paper, writing pad, razor, shaving brush, comb, scissors, braces, correspondence, pocket case, purse, coin – 1/4d, strop, nail brush, wrist watch, Gold ring – 9ct., cigarette case.


On the 31st January 1922, the Victory & British War medals were sent to Charles’s parents at their home – 20, New Village, Brantham.


Soldiers’ Effects to Charles S. Wiseman – father.

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