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Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 19th July 1916; age 20; KiA – by a shell whilst carrying a message to the forward trenches.

Residence: 44, Salisbury Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 8863

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star +  Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal on the 30th March 1916 – For conspicuous gallantry when repeatedly carrying messages under heavy shell & rifle fire during operations.

Horace never lived to wear his D.C.M., which was later presented to his parents in 1917.


Grave Reference:


Quarry Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward & Alice Scoggins, of 44, Salisbury Road, Ipswich.






1901   44, Salisbury Road, Ipswich.


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

Edward Scoggins, 43, an Iron Fitter, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Alice Scoggins (nee Garnham), 42, born Bucklesham, Suffolk.

Charles Edward Scoggins, 19, an Iron Moulder, born Ipswich.

Edward Frank Scoggins, 17, an Iron Turner, born Ipswich.

Herbert William Scoggins, 15, a Brass Moulder, Born Ipswich.

Alice Maud Scggins, 13, born Ipswich.

Elmer Robert Scoggins, 12, born Ipswich.

Alexander Digby Scoggins, 11, born Ipswich.

Spencer James Scoggins, 10, born Ipswich.

Elsie Dorothea Scoggins, 8, born Ipswich.

Blanche May Scoggins, 6, born Ipswich.


1911   44, Salisbury Road, Ipswich.


Edward, 53, an Iron Fitter.

Alice, 48.

Edward Jnr, 27, a Fitter.

Alexander, 21, an Iron Moulder.

Spencer, 20, an Iron Moulder.

Horace, 15, an Iron Moulder.

Blanche, 17, a Domestic Servant.

Violet Gertrude M. Scoggins, 8, born Ipswich.

Horace is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

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