Born: 1898, Ipswich.
Died: 8th July 1916; age: 18; Died of Wounds – 13 Stationary Hospital, Rouen.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 3/9050.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery,
Pas de Calais,
Uncle to DAVID M. MAGUIRE. kia.
1901 4, Reeves Court, Fore Street, Ipswich.
Frederick was 3 years and living with his parents.
Frederick John Colthorpe, 28, a Brickmaker’s Labourer, born Ipswich.
Louisa Colthorpe (nee Webber), 27, a Stay Maker, born Ipswich.
1911 32, Hill Street, Ipswich.
Frederick 13 years old and living with his parents & sisters at the home of his paternal grandmother.
Jane Colthorpe, 69, a widow, born Levington, Suffolk.
Frederick, 38, a Labourer – Agricultural Foundry.
Keziah Ellen Colthorpe, 8, born Ipswich.
Violet May Colthorpe, 3, born Ipswich.
Dorothy J. Colthorpe, 9 months, born Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:
The 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment lost many Ipswich men during day 3 of the offensive. On July 1st , at 7.30am the Battle of the Somme started.
That day was a terrible and tragic day, out of the 1000’s of British and Commonwealth men who went ‘over the top’ to attack the German positions 19,340 were killed and 38,500 were wounded.
“On 2 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the 7th Battalion was moved up to the British front line trenches. On 3 July, as part of the 35th Brigade, along with the 5th Royal Berkshires, the 7th Suffolk’s Battalion took part in a two Brigade frontal attached on Ovillers, zero hour was set for 03.15am. The first four waves reached the enemies’ third line of defence where after meeting very stiff resistance, the attack stalled. Due to the darkness the succeeding waves lost touch and were unable to assist. Casualties numbered 470 including all company commanders killed.” The remnants of the Battalion remained in the trenches until 8 July.
Extract from the history of the Suffolk regiment 1914-27. by Lt-C0l.C.C.R .Murphy.