Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 18th July 1916; age 29; KiA.

Residence: Auckland House, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 5th July 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 14601

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A,

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Frank Alfred and Ellen Mary Bales, of 812, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.






1891   15, Cornhill, Ipswich.


Frank was 3 years old and living with his parents.

Frank Alfred Bales, 37, a Gun Manufacturer; born Ipswich, Suffolk.

Ellen Mary Bales (nee Bennett), 23; born Ashfield, Suffolk.

2 servants.


1901   Cranmoor House, Hatfield Road, Ipswich


Frank was 13 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Frank Bales, 47, a retired Gun Maker.

Ellen Bales, 33.

Stanley Alfred Bales, 7, born Ipswich.

1 servant.


1911   6, Leonard’s Road, Far Cotton, Northamptonshire.


Frank was 23 years old and a Portrait Photographer. He is a boarder at the home of Edward Goodman, a retired Engine Driver.


28th May 1913 Frank had an entry in the UK, Railway Employment Records. London & North Western.

Frank Bales…Labourer 4 1/2 months…Demanded his money…20/. Character…good…Abilities – good.


Soldiers’ Effects to Frank A. Bales – father, an Alderman.


Frank is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, and at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich, and Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.



THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 8th (Service) Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment



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