Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 10th October 1916; age 19; KiA. Served 15 months in France.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date to join Kitchener’s Army – September 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th August 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 13741.

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 11th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & the 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 10D.

Thiepval Memorial,






1901   95, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 3 years old and living with his mother, siblings & paternal grandfather.

Elizabeth Amelia Butcher (nee Pratt), 34, born Stratford, Essex.

Charlotte Elizabeth Butcher, 11, born Ipswich.

Rosina Emma Butcher, 8, born Ipswich.

Harry Charles Butcher, 5, born Ipswich.

James Butcher, 62, a widower, a General Labourer, born Bulmer, Suffolk.


In 1901, Herbert’s father was lodging & working away from home.

Outfitter’s Shop, Landford Hall, Frinton on Sea, Essex.

Harry Charles Butcher, 35, a Carpenter, born Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

He was lodging at the home of Maria J, Scarlett, 40, a widow, a General Outfitters – own account.


1911   41, Newton Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 13 years old, a Gardener’s Assistant. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Harry, 42, a Carpenter – Builder.

Elizabeth, 44.

Harry, 15, an Errand Boy – Butcher.

Elizabeth Emma Butcher, 7, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Harry Charles Butcher – father.


Herbert is also remembered on the war memorial at ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, Ipswich.


Essex Regiment, 11th Battalion: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/essex-regiment/

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