Born: 22nd May 1880, Stonham Parva, Suffolk.

Died: 25th November 1919; age 39. Served 2 years & 286 days.

Residence: 55, Ruskin Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds; Date: 8th December 1915; Age: 35 years & 6 months; Occupation: Grocer; Religion CofE. Signed up for the duration of the war. Next of Kin: wife – May Alice Croyden. Height: 5ft 6 ins.

Discharged: 19th September 1918 – Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 140336

Regiment: Norfolk Yeomanry, 1st/2nd Battalion.


Grave Reference:

Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1881   Clock House Farm, Stonham Parva, Suffolk.


Frank was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Davey Croyden, a Farmer of 180 acres – employer of 7 men & 3 women + 1 boy, born West Mersea Hall, Essex.

Maria Croyden (nee Norfolk), 54, born Hintlesham, Suffolk.

George James Croyden, 18, a Farmer’s Son, born West Mersea, Essex.

Jessie Maria Croyden, 14, born West Mersea.

Annie Mary Croyden, 12, born West Mersea.

Edwin Arthur Croyden, 10, born Stonham Parva.

Maud Mary Croyden, 5, born Stonham Parva.

Emily Drusilla Croyden, 3, born Stonham Parva.



1891   ‘The King’s Arms’ Street, Haughley, Suffolk.


Frank was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George, 73, an Inn Keeper – own account.

Maria, 54.

Edwin, 20, a Grocer’s Assistant.

Edith, 18.

Maud, 15.

Emily, 13.


1901   4, Hervey Street, Ipswich.


Frank was 20 years old, a Grocer. He was living with his widowed mother & sister.

Maria, 64, living on own means.

Maud, 25.


1911   51, Ruskin Road, Ipswich.


Frank was 30 years old, a Grocer’s Assistant. He was married and Head of the Household.

May, 30.

May’s sister Nelly Beatrice Townsend, 36, a Nurse – Domestic, born Ipswich.


Franks’ father, George Davey Croyden, died 1893, Ipswich. His mother, Maria Croyden, died 1908, Ipswich.


On the 20th June 1910, Ipswich, Frank married May Alice Townsend, born 1880, Ipswich. They had 1 son:

Raymond Townsend Curtis, born May 1912, Ipswich.



Norfolk Yeomanry, 1st/2nd Battalion:




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