Born: 1898, Ipswich.
Died: 20th July 1916; age 18; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 2407
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Pier & Face 1C & 2A,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Raven, of 48, Ashley Street, Stoke, Ipswich.
1901 4, Albert Cottages, Rope Walk, Ipswich.
Harry was 2 years old and living with his widowed father, siblings & paternal aunt.
William Raven, 37, a Carpenter – Journeyman, born Ringsfield, Suffolk.
Emily Jane Raven, 10, born Ipswich.
Rosa Alice Raven, 8, born Ipswich.
Charles William Raven, 6, born Ipswich.
Harriet Raven, 3, born Ipswich.
Rosa Raven, 32, born Beccles, Suffolk.
1911 4, Albert Cottages, Rope Walk, Ipswich.
Harry was 13 years, an Errand Boy – General Domestic. He was living with his father & siblings.
William, 48, a Carpenter – Building.
Emily, 20, a Housekeeper – at home.
Charles, 17, a Sweet Maker – Factory.
Harry’s mother was Joannah Raven (nee Harsant), born 1869, Ipswich – died 1901, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Emily J. Cook (wife of Percival Arthur Cook) – sister.
Harry is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:
4th Battalion Throughout the 19th the heavy shelling continued. Early on the 20th the battalion returned to Shell valley, in preparation for the attack on High Wood.