Born: 1872, Beccles, Suffolk.

Died: 26th March 1900; age 28; Died of Disease at Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa.

Residence: 33, London Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Grocer’s Assistant.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3817.

Regiment: 16th (Queen’s) Lancers – Infantry, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Paardeberg & Relief of Kimberley.




1881   Collegiate School, Ballygate Street, Beccles, Suffolk.


Fred was 9 years old, a Scholar & Boarder. Schoolmaster – 37 year old, Alfred Knibbs Hockey.


1891   Market Square, All Saint’s, Northamptonshire.


Fred was 20 years old, a Grocer’s Assistant for 45 year old, Chamberlain Holyoak, a Grocer – employer.


Father: James Tipple Ecclestone, born 1842, Barford, Norfolk. A Grocer & Draper – employer at Hungate Street, Beccles, and later at Ipswich.

Mother: Mary Ann Ecclestone (nee Thrower), born 1841, Beccles.


Soldiers’ Effects to James T. Ecclestone – father.

The Boer War.

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