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.
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.
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.