EDWARD CHARLES STUTLEY

 

 

Born: 1868, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Died: 16th June 1900; age: 32; at Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa.

Residence: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

 

Edward saw service in India.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 1295.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Africa Field Force.

 

Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony & Orange Free State.

 

CENSUS

 

1871   5, Finsbury Place, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

 

Edward was 2 years old and living with his parents.

William Stutley, 54, an Agricultural Labourer, born Bradfield, Suffolk.

Jemima Stutley (nee Tuffin), 38, born Whepstead, Suffolk.

3 boarders.

 

1881   Thingoe Union House, Hospital Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

 

Edward was 13 years old, a Pauper. He was living with his widowed father at the Workhouse.

William, 69, a Pauper – Agricultural Labourer.

 

Edward’s mother, Jemima Stutley died 1877, Bury St. Edmunds. His father, William Stutley died 1893, Bury St. Edmunds.

One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

Posted in BOER WAR, Suffolk Regiment

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