Born: 1887, Ipswich.

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

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 & the 1915 Star.


Grave 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.

Frank is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 8th (Service) Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment



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