Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 14th February 1917; age 19; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 200409

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 2020, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Minne Brett, of 6, Bath Street, Stoke, Ipswich & the late Frederick Brett.




1901   6, Bath Street, Ipswich.


Donald was 3 years old and living with his mother & brothers.

Minnie Brett, 40, born Occold, Suffolk.

Charles Frederick Brett, 8, born Ipswich.

Fred Brett, 7, born Ipswich.

Benjamin Brett, 5, born Ipswich.

George Brett, 11 months, born Ipswich.


In 1901, Donald’s father was away from home as a boarder at the home of 58 year old, gardener, Alfred W. Grint, at his home – Trinity Cottage, Oulton.

Thomas Frederick Brett, 53, a Carpenter, born Heston, Middlesex.


1911   6, Bath Street, Ipswich.


Donald was 13 years old, a Van Boy – Brewery. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 58, a Retired Army Pensioner + Carpenter – Building.

Minnie, 50.

Charles, 18, a Barman – Hotel.

Fred, 17, a Labourer – Fishmonger.

Benjamin, 15, a Barman – Hotel.

George, 10.

Minnie Brett, 9, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Thomas F. Brett – father, and later to Minnie Brett – mother.


Donald is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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