Born: 1884, Ipswich.

Died: 18th August 1916; age 32; KiA.

Residence: 3, Station Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 26559

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference;

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,






1891   ‘Eagle Tavern’, 67, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Gerald was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Wagstaff, 35, a Publican, born Lexden, Essex.

Harriet Wagstaff (nee Warden), 35, born Ipswich.

Edith May Wagstaff, 8, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Francis Wagstaff, 5, born Ipswich.

Francis Sidney Wagstaff, 3, born Ipswich.GERALD ARTHUR WAGSTAFF

Ernest William Wagstaff, 1, born Ipswich.

1 general servant.


1901   ‘Eagle Tavern’, 67, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Gerald was 16 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 45, a Bricklayer & Licensed Victualler – own account.

Harriet, 45.

Edith, 18.

Francis, 13.

Ernest, 11.

Beatrice Harriet Wagstaff, 10, born Ipswich.

Arthur Walter Wagstaff, 7, born Ipswich.

Mabel Evelyn Wagstaff, 6, born Ipswich.


1911   3, Station Street, Ipswich.


Gerald was 26 years old, a Green Grocer – own account. He was living with his widowed father & brother.

Arthur, 55, Market Gardener – own account.

Arthur, 17, a Greaser – G.E. Railway.


During the Wagstaff family’s time at the Eagle Tavern, Gerald’s father, Arthur Wagstaff was a tenant of Messrs. Catchpole and Co., for twenty-three years. Messrs. Catchpole and Co. assisted Arthur Wagstaff in starting up another business.


Gerald’s mother Harriet Wagstaff died 1908, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Arthur Wagstaff – father.

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Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion

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