image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1897, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 20th July 1916; age 19; KiA.

Residence: 169, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 200647

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 2490, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Body exhumed, identified by a cross on grave, and reburied.

Grave Reference:


Delville Wood Cemetery,







1901   169, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Horace was 4 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Eliza Anne Rands (nee Mann), 45, born Wooverstone, Suffolk.

Bertha Grace Rands, 15, born Woolverstone.

Arthur Charles Rands, 12, born Ipswich.

Ada Louise Rands, 10, born Ipswich.


1911   169, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Horace was 14 years old, an Apprentice Mariner. He was living with his parents, siblings & maternal grandfather.

Charles Rands, 58, a Mariner, born Shotley, Suffolk.

Eliza, 53.

Arthur, 22, a Mariner’s Mate.

Ada, 20.

James Mann, 88, a widow, born Trimley, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Eliza A. Rands – mother.


Horace is also remembered on the war memorial at Christ Church, Tacket Street, 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.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

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