Born: 1887, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 11th September 1914; age 27; Died of Wounds received towards the end of the retreat on the same date – at Nantes.

Employed: as an Attendance Officer at London County Council.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 3rd March 1903.

Date of Entry Therein: 17th August 1914.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 14649

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 48th Heavy Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Nantes (La Bouteillerie) Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Harry & Sarah Lait, of Ipswich.


Brother to ROBERT REUBEN LAIT died 1922 not on the memorial.




1891   19, Potter Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 3 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Harry Lait, 47, Gas Lamplighter, born Ipswich.

Sarah Lait (nee Jaye), 37, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Robert Reuben Lait, 10, born Ipswich.

Arthur Lait, 8, born Ipswich.

Harry Lait, 6, born Ipswich.

Charles Lait, 11 months, born Ipswich.


1901   19, Potter Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 13 years old, a Tobacco Spinner. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Harry, 58, a Gas Worker.

Sarah, 49.

Robert, 19, a Currier’s Apprentice.

Harry, 16, an Errand Boy.

Charles, 11.

Margaret Lait, 6, born Ipswich.

James William Lait, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   4, Milton Court Road, New Cross, S.E.


Frederick was 23 years old, a widower, & a Postal Clerk – Magadi Soda Co. Ltd. He was boarding at the home of 58 year old, Henry Lowe, a Painter’s Labourer.


In 1911, Frederick’s parents Harry & Sarah were caring for his 5 year old son Sydney at their home – 19, Potter Street, Ipswich.


In 1905, Frederick married Mary Edith Gill.

They had 1 son:

Sydney Lait, born September 1905, Brandon & Byshottles, Durham.


Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Church, Ipswich.

Royal Garrison Artillery, 48th Heavy Battery:


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