HARRY STANLEY THOMAS PAXMAN

Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: Sunday, 9th May 1915, age 26, KiA at the Battle of Richebourg-l’Avone, Flanders.

Evening Star – Monday, 9th August 1915 – Mr. Harry E. Paxman, of 19, Withipoll Street, Ipswich, has just received official information of his eldest son’s death in Flanders. Bandsman Harry S. Paxman, 10153 Royal Sussex Regiment, was killed in action on Sunday, 9th May, in the Battle of Richebourg-l’Avoné. His twin brothers are also serving their King and country.

Residence: 19, Withipoll Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Musician – flute.

Enlistment Location: Chichester, West Sussex.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th November 1914.

 

Rank: Private/Bandsman; Service Number: L/10153.

Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly: Bandsman, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 20 & 21,

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified and Address: Eldest son of Henry Edward and Agnes Paxman, of 19, Withipoll Street, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   14, Withipoll Street, Ipswich.

 

Harry was 2 years old and living with his parents.

Henry Edward Paxman, 29, a Printer, born Ipswich.

Agnes Brinkley Paxman (nee Senton), 28, born Ipswich.

 

1901   14, Withipoll Street, Ipswich.

 

Harry was 12 years old and living with his father & twin brothers.

Henry, 38, a Printers Machine Minder.

Lionel Edward Paxman, 5, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Edward Lionel Paxman, 5, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

 

1911   19, Withipoll Street, Ipswich.

 

Harry was 22 years old and a Musician (Flute) in an Orchestra – own account. He was living with his father, twin brothers, widowed paternal grandmother & aunt.

Henry, 49, a Printing Machine Minder at a printing works.

Lionel, 15, a Typewriter Repairer.

Edward, 15, a Merchant’s Messenger Boy.

Ann Elizabeth Paxman, 80, living on private means.

Eliza Paxman, 57.

 

On the 1911 census, Harry’s mother 45 year old Agnes Paxman was living away from home at 1a, Milbourne Road, Leicester with Harry’s 2 year old sister Evelyn Sybil Paxman. Agnes was a Music Teacher – own account.

 

Henry Paxman worked from home under the title the “Ipswich Typewriter Mechanic” – and undertook to clean, adjust and repair typewriters.

 

Probate to Henry Edward Paxman – father, a compositor.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Henry E. Paxman – father.

 

Beloved fiancé of May.

 

Harry is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.

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Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion

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