Born: 1897, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 15th July 1916; age 19; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich, May 1915.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th October 1915 – France.


Wounded 2nd December 1915 – Gun Shot Wounded – right hand.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 201041.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion (351) ‘B’ Coy.

Formerly 3518, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1915 Star.


The body was discovered in March 1931, in a grave without a grave maker or cross. The body was exhumed and identified by the General Service uniform, boots and Titles. Also found on the body and forwarded to Base was a watch, Titles and two pieces of boot stamped 3518. A coffin was used for the reburial at Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, alongside many, many unknown, unnamed British Soldiers.


Grave Reference:


Serre Road Cemetery No. 2.




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles E. & Rosa Jessie Barfoot, of 110, London Road, Ipswich.




1901   6, Dillwyn Street, Ipswich.


Cyril was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Edward Barfoot, 37, a Tailor’s Cutter, born Wangford, Suffolk.

Rosa Jessie Barfoot (nee Warren), 37, born Trinity, Ipswich.

Charles Edmund Barfoot, 10, born All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Rosa Kathleen Barfoort, 8, born All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Cedric Edward Barfoot, 11 months, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


1911   110, London Road, Ipswich.


Cyril was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 47, a Tailor’s Cutter.

Rosa, 47.

Charles, 20, a Clerk – Chemical Manufacturer.

Rosa, 18, a Tailoress.

Cedric, 10.


Cyril was educated at Ipswich School – entered in 1909, he was a member of the O.T.C.


Soldiers’ Effects to Charles E. Barfoot – father.


Cyril is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School.


The Somme Offensive Day 15

The Battle on the Bazentin Ridge and the attack on High Wood.

The 4th Battalion the Suffolks 15th July 1916 regimental records:

While the 4th Battalion was moving through Becordel to the position between Fricourt and Mametz where they bivouacked during the night of July 14th-15th, the battle of the Bazentin Ridge was raging in all its fury. They were not destined, however, to remain long thus upon the fringe of the hostilities, and at dawn went out under the command of Major H.C.Copeman D.S.O to support the 1st Middlesex Regiment in an attack on Switch trench. After severe fighting, a line immediately in front of the Village of Bazentin-le-Petit was taken up and held for the remainder of the day—the casualties in the battalion, exceeding two hundred.

This is the highest death rate of the war for Ipswich. 17 men.


Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion :

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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