Recorded as CHARLES on war records.


Born: 1898, Diss, Norfolk.

Died: 5th July 1918; age 20; died of Typhus at a Casualty Clearing Station, Palestine.

Next of kin notified – 10th July 1918.

Residence: 41, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: an Engineer’s Labourer.

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

Called up for service – 27th March 1917.

Egyptian Expeditionary Force: 28h July 1917.

Wounded: Bomb wound to right thigh – slight – 15th December 1917.

15th December 1917, at 05:00, the company was getting dressed for parade. A bomb was accidentally exploded, presumably while Private Street (who was killed) was forcing it into the pocket of his coat. No other evidence available. Private Frederick Street, 28421, of the 1st/4th Norfolk Regiment, was 22 years of age, he had volunteered in October 1915, at Ravenscourt Park, Surrey. Frederick was born at Uppermill, Yorkshire, son of James & Hannah Street (nee Orchard), of 3, Inkerman Road, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire. He was laid to rest at Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine.


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.

Happy Fanny Read (nee Catermole), 34, born Diss.

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

Jubilee 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.


Soldiers’ Effects to Fred Read – father.


Norfolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion


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