Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 28th November 1918; age 29; Died of Bronchia Pneumonia following Influenza at No. 39 Casualty Clearing Station.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 17th November 1915; Age: 26 years; Occupation: Lithographic Artist; Religion: CofE; Next of Kin: wife – Mrs Eva Lofts. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 6 ins.

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 523987

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 6th Field Survey Coy.

Formerly 265429, Suffolk Regiment.


Grave Reference:

Plot 9, Row D, Grave 9.

Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick & Elizabeth Lofts of Ipswich.






1891   6, Elliott Street, Ipswich.


Clifford was a year old and living with his parents.

Frederick Lofts, 27, a Postal Telegraph Linesman, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Elizabeth Agnes Lofts (nee Godbold), 35, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.


1901   28, Samuel Road, Ipswich.


Clifford was 11 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Frederick, 38, a Post Office Telegraph Linesman.

Elizabeth, 54.

Harold Percy Lofts, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   26, Upland Road, Ipswich.


Clifford was 21 years old, a Lithographic Artist & Designer. He was living with his parents & brother.

Frederick, 48, a Telegraph Linesman – G.P.O. Telegraph Engineers & Maintenance.

Harold, 14, an Apprentice Lithographic Artist & Designer.


In 1917, Ipswich, Clifford married Eva Dennant, born 1891, Dovercourt, Essex.

Clifford is also remembered on St. John the Baptist church Ipswich WW1 Memorial.

Royal Engineers, 6th Field Survey Coy


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