Born: 1921, Ipswich.

Died: 6th January 1941; age: 21; died whilst in training at Swaffham, Norfolk.

Residence: 17, Campbell Road, Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5773487.

Regiment: Royal Norfolk Regiment, 6th Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:


Swaffham Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs C. Cobbold, of Ipswich.

Father: Niles Christian Olston Cobbold, born June 1899, Ipswich. A General Labourer.

Mother: Vera Lily Violet Cobbold (nee Stiff), born July 1902, Drinkstone, Suffolk.


William A. Cobbold, born 1924, Ipswich.

Catherine M. Cobbold, born 1925, Ipswich.

Betty Cobbold, born 1927, Ipswich.

Vera Cobbold, born 1928, Ipswich.

Winifred Mary Cobbold, born 1930, Ipswich.

Doris M. Cobold, born 1933, Ipswich.

Niles E. Cobbold, born 1935, Ipswich.

Joan M. Cobbold, born 1938, Ipswich.

Christian and his siblings attended Priory Heath Infants School, followed by Nacton Road Junior School, before moving on to Nacton Heath High School.


The funeral took place at swaffham cemetery of Pte. Christian Alston Cobbold, Norfolk Regt. Vicar (Rev. P.N.H Palmer) officiating the service. Pte. Cobbold’s mother and brother were the chief mourners. A volley was fired over the grave. Among those who sent wreaths were Officers, NCO’s and men of his company, and YMCA canteen helpers.

Lynn Advertiser – Friday 17th.


Extra family help courtesy of Paul Wray.

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