Image from 1915 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper

Born: 1896, St. Clements, Ipswich.

Died: In the morning of the 5th February 1915; age 19; Died at No 2 British Field Ambulance of shot wounds received near Neurve Chappelle whilst leading his men up to his post in the trenches. He was serving along side his brother Private Stanley Borrett.

Residence: ‘Stanley Villas’, 12, Newton Road, Ipswich.

Employed: as an Apprentice in the Lawn Mower works of Messrs. Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: March, Cambridgeshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 1418

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Le Touret Military Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,





1901   50, Alston Road, Ipswich.


Christopher was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Edgar Borrett, 45, an Iron Fitter & Turner, born Ipswich.

Esther Borrett (nee Samuel), 43, born Ipswich.

Charles William Borrett, 20, an Iron Turner & Fitter, born Ipswich.

Joseph Henry Borrett, 16, an Iron Turner, born Ipswich.

Albert Victor Borrett, 13, an Office Assistant at Foundry, born Ipswich.

Stanley Borrett, 11, born Ipswich.

Clarence Edward Borrett, 8, born Ipswich.

Ellen Elsie Borrett, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   12, Newton Road, Ipswich.


Christopher was 15 years old, a Fitter – Motor – General Engineers. He was living with his parents, siblings & a paternal aunt.

Charles, 55, a Turner & Fitter – General Engineers.

Esther, 53.

Stanley, 21, a Carpenter – General Engineers.

Clarence, 18, a Carpenter – General Engineers.

Elsie, 12.

Gladys Evelyn Borrett, 9, born Ipswich.

Emma Potter, 44, a widow, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Charles Edgar Borrett & Esther Borrett – parents.


Christopher is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich. ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment






  • Gladys Borrett (later Gladys Flory) was Christopher Borretts youngest sister, my Grandmother, she lived at 12 Newton Road all her life, she spoke many times of losing her brother saying he was shot by a sniper , her other brothers survived the war.


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