Born: 1877, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 20th April 1919; age: 41; Died of Bronchitis – due to Influenza contracted 6 months ago whilst on duty.

Residence: 9, Wellesley Road, Ipswich.

Employed: Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Ltd., Ipswich, as a Painter & Glazier.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 12th November 1896; age: 18 years & 3 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 5 1/2ins, fresh complexion, blue eyes & light brown hair. Next of Kin: mother – Lydia Chisnall, of 48, Alexandra Road, Ipswich.

Joined at Woolwich – 14th November 1896 – R.A.


Served in the South African Campaign – 1899 – 1902.



Rietfontein – 1st December 1900 – Driver – Speaking improperly to an N.C.O. 10 days C.B.


De-mobilised 4th January 1919 at Thetford – transferred to Class Z Army.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 17136.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 4th Reserve Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Relief of Ladysmith, Tugela Heights, Laing’s Nek, Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Queen’s South African medal with clasps 1901 – 1902.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1881   10, Harmony Square, Ipswich.


Edward was 3 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Lydia Chisnall (nee Ford), 33, a Dressmaker, born Ipswich.

William Thomas Chisnall, 9, born Ipswich.

Lydia Elizabeth Anne Chisnall, 8, born Holloway, London – died 1901, Ipswich.

Charles Chisnall, 4, born Ipswich.

Florence Brown Chisnall, 1, born Ipswich.


1891   48, Alexandria Road, Ipswich.


Edward was 14 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his mother & siblings.

Lydia, 43, a Dressmaker.

Lydia, 17, a Dressmaker.

Charles, 16, a Soldier – R.A.

Florence, 12.


Edward’s father was William Thomas Chisnall, born 1849, Ipswich.


On the 16th April 1911, at St. Helen’s Church, Ipswich, Edward married Catherine Florence Moyes, born January 1888, Stowupland, Suffolk.

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