Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 8th May 1915; age 28; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd February 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 12357

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Martha Ann Catchpole, of 17, Blanche Street, Ipswich.




1891   31, Fore Hamlet, Ipswich.


Frederick was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Catchpole, 33, a Dock Labourer, born Tunstall, Suffolk.

Martha Ann Catchpole (nee Kersey), 41, born Ipswich.

William John Catchpole, 9, born Ipswich.

Charles Catchpole, 6, born Ipswich.

Amy Ethel Catchpole, 1, born Ipswich – died 1901, Ipswich.


1901   78, Foundation Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 15 years old, a Foundry Labourer. He was living with his widowed mother & brothers.

Martha, 50.

William, 19, a Foundry Labourer. Died 1906, Ipswich.

Charles, 16, a Foundry Labourer. Died 1907, Ipswich.


1911   83, Finchley Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 25 years old, a Foundry Moulder – Iron Factory. He was living with his mother.

Martha, 60.


Frederick’s father Charles Catchpole, died 1900, Ipswich. His mother, Martha Catchpole died 1916, Ipswich.


Frederick is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:

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