Image from Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd February 1915; age 23; KiA.

Employed: at the International Tea Stores, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: G/5359

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment) 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

  1. C. 6.

Rue-Du-Bacquerot No 1 Military Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,







1901   36, Pottery Street, Ipswich


Harry was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter Henry Brewster, 57, a Baker – own account, born Carton Colville, Suffolk.

Jane Brewster (nee Morphy), 47; born Ipswich.

Gertrude Emily Brewster, 20 a Dressmaker – own account, born Ipswich.

Albert William Brewster, 18, a Corn Miller, Great Bromley, Essex.

Ernest George Brewster, 16, a Commercial Clerk, born Christchurch, Middlesex.

Arthur Charles Brewster, 12, born Ipswich.

Alfred Brewster, 11, born Ipswich.

Harold Frederick Brewster, 7, born Ipswich.


1911   No. 1, Dacre Place, Newgate, Beccles, Suffolk.


Harry was 19 years old and a Grocer’s Assistant at the International Stores. He was a boarder with Robert Norman & his family.


Soldiers’ Effects to Jane & Walter Henry Brewster – parents.


Harry is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and on his parents headstone at Ipswich Cemetery.


Mr. and Mrs. J. Brewster, of Cemetery Road, Ipswich, have six sons and one son-in-law serving in the Army, their regiments being as follows:- (1) Herbert Walter Brewster, M.T., A.S.C., prior to joining up he was employed at Burton, Son and Sanders, Ipswich: at present serving at home. (2) Albert William Brewster, A.O.C., serving in France, prior to joining up was employed at Thos. Mortimer, Ltd., maltsters, Ipswich. (3) Ernest George Brewster, R.E., 12 years’ service, was sent out to France beginning of war, and killed May 18th, 1915. (4) Arthur Charles Brewster, Royal Sussex Regiment, prior  to joining up was employed  by Mr. Parker, decorator, Ipswich. (5) Harry Edmond Brewster, Middlesex Regiment, prior to joining up was employed at the International Tea Stores, Ipswich. (6) Harold Frederick Brewster, R.F.A., prior to joining up was employed as footman in London, he was killed September, 1917. (7) Sadler-Corpl, Charles Tevendale (son-in-law), 16 years’ service, R.H.A., has served in France since August, 1914.


Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment) 2nd Battalion:http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/the-duke-of-cambridges-own-middlesex-regiment/

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