Chris is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 4th June 1900, Ipswich.

Died: 13th December 1917; age 17; KiA with submarine in the Irish Sea.

Employed as a Baker’s Boy.

Joined at Portsmouth. Height: 5ft, fresh complexion, brown eyes & light brown hair.



Ganges – Boy II – 1st August 1916 – sun-rating Bugler – 1st October 1916 – 19th March 1917.

Ganges – Boy I – 26th January 1917 – 1st February 1917.

Victory I – Boy I – 2nd February 1917 – 3rd April 1917.

Stephen Furness – Boy I – 4th April 1917 – 13th December 1917.


Rank: Boy 1st Class; Service Number: J56621.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Stephen Furness.’


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Portsmouth Naval Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Jonathan C.T. & Nellie Cattermole, of 2, Forest Villas, Walpole Street, South Woodford, Essex.




1901   2, Little Wingfield Street, St. Stephen’s, Ipswich.


Cris was 10 months old and living with his parents & sisters.

Jonathan Christopher T. Cattermole, 29, a Baker, born Ipswich.

Ellen Cattermole (nee Long), 27, born Ipswich.

Mabel Emma Cattermole, 5, born Ipswich.

Nellie Grace Cattermole, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   1, Avenue Road, High Road, Woodford Green, Essex.


Cris was 11 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Jonathan, 39, a Milk Carrier.

Ellen, 36.

Ellen, 14.

Polly Cattermole, 6, born Ipswich.

Marjorie Ruth Cattermole, 2, born Woodford, Essex.

Winifred May Cattermole, 1, born Loughton, Essex.

Marie Evelyn Cattermole, 1, born Loughton.





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