Born: 1867, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Died: 15th September 1920; age: 52; died of Progressive Muscular Atrophy and Respiratory Failure, at the National Hospital, Queen Square, Holborn, Middlesex.

Informant – son-in-law Francis David Midlane (husband of daughter Elsie Pauline Cobb), of 18, St. John’s Terrace, Enfield, Middlesex.

Residence: 55, Prospect Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Fitter.


Frederick belonged to the National Reserve and enlisted at Ipswich, on the 14th October 1914, age 47 years & 1 month. He was posted on the 14th October 1914, to the 4th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment – Home Service.

Transferred to the Royal Defence Corps, as a Private, 28810, on the 29th April 1916 – No. 100 Protection Corps.

Posted to the No. 661 Coy – 31st March 1917

Posted No. 55 Coy – 3rd November 1917.


Discharged on Demobilisation – 5th March 1919, aged 52 years of age – disability 20% Rheumatism, aggravated by war service.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 28810.

Regiment: Royal Defence Corps, 55th Protection Coy.

Formerly Private, 22596, of the Suffolk Volunteers.


Brother to GEORGE COBB.




1871   Peel Street, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Frederick was 3 years old and living with his parents and brother.

Frederick Cobb, 27, a Police Constable, born Scole, Norfolk.

Christiana Cobb (nee Cooper), 28, born Billingford, Norfolk.

Thomas James Cobb, 1, born Ipswich.


1881   Westerfield, Suffolk.

Frederick was 13 years old and living with his parents and siblings.

Frederick, 40, a Police Constable.

Christiana, 41.

Thomas, 11.

Albert Henry Cobb, 9, born Ipswich.

Christiana Cobb, 7, born Westerfield.

Ernest Cobb, 4, born Westerfield.

George Cobb, 1, born Westerfield.


1891   11, Garrett’s Buildings, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.

Frederick was 23 years old, a General Labourer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Bessie, 24.

Elsie, 6 months.


1901   11, Garrett’s Building’s, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.

Frederick was 33 years old, a House Painter. He was married and Head of the Household.

Bessie, 34.

Elsie, 10.

Anna, 8.

Bessie, 5.

Harold, 3.

Grace, 7 months.


1911   11, Garrett’s Building’s, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.

Frederick was 43 years old, a General Labourer – Builder. He was married and Head of the Household.

Bessie, 44.

Laura, 17, a General Domestic Servant.

Bessie, 15, a General Domestic Servant.

Harold, 13.

Grace, 10.

Maud, 8.

Charles, 4.

Florence, 1.


In July 1890, at Ipswich, Frederick married Bessie Walpole, born 1867, Lower Hellesdon, Norfolk.

They had 10 children.

Elsie Pauline Cobb, born September 1890, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Anna Rosalie Cobb, born July 1892, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Laura Ellaline Cobb, born March 1894, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Bessie Gwendoline Cobb, born December 1895, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Harold Sidney Cobb, born March 1898, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Grace Eveline Cobb, born August 1900, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Maud Kathleen Cobb, born December 1902, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Frederick Harry Cobb, born 1904, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich – died 1907, Ipswich.

Charles George Ernest Cobb, born January 1907, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Florence Madeline Cobb, born October 1909, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Frederick’s mother, Christiana Cobb died 1914, Ipswich.

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