Recorded as CHARLES on war records.


Born: 1898, Diss, Norfolk.

Died: 5th July 1918; age 20; Died Casualty Clearing Station Palestine – Typhus.

Residence: 41, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Ipswich; Date: 18th July 1916; Age: 18 years & 9 months; Occupation: Labourer.

Egyptian Expeditionary Force: 28h July 1917.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 27954

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion attached to Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ramleh War Cemetery,

Israel & Palestine (including Gaza).


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Fred & Fanny Read, of 41, Handford Road, Ipswich.




1901   Denmark Green, Diss, Norfolk.


Charlie was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick Read, 36, a Steam Sawyer, born Roydon, Norfolk.

Fanny Read, 34, born Diss.

Laura Green, 16, a Yarn Puller – at home, born Diss.

Jubille Green, 13, a matting Weaver’s Boy, born Diss.

Lottie Read, 12, born Diss.

Walter Read, 10, born Diss.

Dick Read, 9, born Diss.

Beatrice Eliza Read, 8, born Diss.

Sabrina Read, 6, born Diss.

Edith Read, 4, born Diss.

Baden Powell Read, 10 months, born Diss.


1911   41, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Charlie was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Fred, 46, a Steam Circle Sawyer.

Fanny, 45.

Fred, 27, a Labourer.

Jubilee, 23, a Labourer.

Sabrina, 16, a Factory Hand.

Edith, 14, a Factory Hand.

Baden Powell, 10.

Sidney Arthur Read, 9, born Diss.

Stanley Read, 7, born Diss.


Fred Read received the Memorial Scroll for his late son on the 8th February 1922.


Norfolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion




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