Image from Post office memorial, Image since lost.


Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 3rd November 1918; age 21; Military Hospital, Fulham.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 586730

Regiment: Labour Corps, 5th Battalion – 688th Home Service Employment Coy.

Formerly 16127, Coldstream Guards.(no battalion mentioned)


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:IMG_6717


Ipswich Old Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Gertrude Mary Staff, of 67, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.




1901   67, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 3 years old and living with his parents, sister & patneral uncle.

William Staff, 9, a Railway Shunter – Points, born Debenham, Suffolk.

Gertrude Mary Staff (nee Johnson), 32, born Lackford, Suffolk.

Dorothy Lydia Staff, 1, born Ipswich.

Alfred Staff, 21, Railway Labourer – G.E.Railways, born Aspall, Suffolk.

1 boarder.


1911   67, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 13 years old, a Telegraph Boy – G.P.O. He was living with his parents & sisters.

William, 39, a Shed Foreman – Corporation Tramways.

Gertrude, 42.

Dorothy, 11.

Bessie Ada Staff, 9, born Ipswich.

Lilian Kate Staff, 7, born Ipswich.



Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at the Royal Mail Centre, Commercial Road, Ipswich.

Labour Corps

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