Harry is remembered on the Town Hall memorial ,

& Ipswich Police station Memorial (Town Hal)



Born: 1889, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Died between 14th September 1914 – 16th September 1914; age: 25; KiA – Soupir.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 19th March 1909; Occupation: Horseman.


Rank: Private/Guardsman; Service Number: 14301.

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:


Vailly British Cemetery,






1891   Page’s Common, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.


Harry was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Samuel Catchpole, 38, an Agricultural Labourer, born Chelmondiston.

Ellen Elizabeth Catchpole (nee Whinney), 31, born Woolverstone, Suffolk.

Alice Emily Catchpole, 9, born Chelmondiston.

Ellen Mary Catchpole, 7, born Chelmondiston.

Alfred Catchpole, 4, born Chelmondiston.

Lucy Catchpole, 2 months, born Chelmondiston.


1901   Shotley Road, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.


Harry was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Samuel, 48, a Horseman on Farm.

Ellen, 41.

Alice, 19, a General Domestic Servant.

Alfred, 14, a cattle Feeder on Farm.

Lucy, 10.

Frederick Samuel Catchpole, 7, born Chelmondiston.

Walter Catchpole, 1, born Chelmondiston.


1911   Wellington Barracks, St. James Park, Westminster, S.W.


Harry was 22 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.


Soldiers’ Effects to Samuel Catchpole – father.

Harry is also remembered on Chelmondiston church memorial.

Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion

1st Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Warley, London District and then joined the 20th Brigade of the 7th Division and moved to Lyndhurst.
07.10.1914 Mobilised for war and landed at Zeebrugge and the Division engaged in various actions on the Western Front including; The First Battle of Ypres after which only 4 officers and 200 men remained of the Battalion.
04.08.1915 Transferred to the 3rd Guards Brigade of the Guards Division

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