Born: 1881, Ipswich.

Died: 3rd April 1922; age 41; died of Chronic Pulmonary Tuberculosis – 2 years, at 15, Potter Street, Ipswich.

No Post Mortem. Widow – Caroline S. Grayston, of 15, Potter Street, Ipswich was present at the death.

Residence: 15, Potter Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Fitter – Lawn Mower Works, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 19552.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.




1881   85, Norwich Road, Ipswich.


Harry was 3 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

Ellis Grayston, 39, a Bricklayer, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Louisa Grayston (nee Miller), 40, born Whitton, Suffolk.

Emma Louisa Grayston, 15, born Ipswich.

Ellen Grayston, 12, born Ipswich.

Charles Grayston, 10, born Ipswich.

William Frederick Grayston, 7, born Ipswich.

Sydney Ellis Grayston, 5, born Ipswich.


1891   13, Granville Road, Ipswich.


Harry was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Ellis, 50, a Bricklayer.

Louisa, 54.

Nellie, 21, a Milliner .

Charlie, 20, a Painter.

William, 17, a Smith.

Sydney, 15, a Grocer’s Porter.


1901   Fort George, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands.


Harry was 21 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the 3rd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.


1911   15, Potter Street, Ipswich.


Harry was 31 years old, a Foundry Sheet Iron Worker. He was married and Head of the Household.

Caroline, 29.

Doris, 5.

Ellen, 2.

Caroline, 6 months.


Harry’s father, Ellis Grayston, died 1900, Ipswich. His mother, Louisa Grayston, died 1914, Ipswich.


In 1905, Ipswich, Harry married Caroline Sarah Bennett, born December 1881, Ipswich.

They had 4 daughters:

Doris Kathleen Grayston, born 1905, Ipswich.

Ellen Gertrude Grayston, born June 1908, Ipswich.

Caroline Beatrice Grayston, born September 1910, Ipswich.

Rosa Grayston, born April 1913, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion:




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