Photograph courtesy of Genny

Born: 1880, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd March 1915; age 34; KiA.

First attested to the regular army: 17th January 1900 – using the newly introduced form AF.B.111. Aged 20 years – had already served as an apprentice for 7 years. Discharged at his own request – served 8 months.

Second Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 26th January 1915 – France.

Winter Operations 1914-15, The First Attack on Bellewaarde, The Actions of Hooge & The Second Attack on Bellewaarde.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 16153

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Queen’s South Africa Medal + 3 Claps – Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal. Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Suffolk Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Hugh & Maria Bothwell, of Ipswich; husband of Georgina Bothwell, of 135, Handford Road, Ipswich.




1881   16, Peel Street, Ipswich.


Hugh was a year old and living with his parents.

Hugh Bothwell, 25, a Salesman, born County Down, Ireland.

Marsh Maria Bothwell (nee Barber), 25, born Witnesham, Suffolk.


1891   2, Soane Street, Ipswich.


Hugh was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Hugh, 36, a Salesman – Mineral Water.

Maria, 36, a Shop Woman – General Shop – own account.

Lilian Alice Bothwell, 9, born Ipswich.

James Bothwell, 8, born Ipswich.

Amos Bothwell, 7, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Annie Bothwell, 5, born Ipswich.

Claude Bothwell, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   14, Silent Street, Ipswich.


Hugh was 21 years old, a Carpenter. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Maria, 44, a Boarding House Keeper.

Lilian, 19, an Assistant Teacher – Elementary School.

James, 18, a Plumber’s Apprentice.

Amos, 17, a Coach Builder’s Apprentice.

Beatrice, 15, a Pupil Teacher.

2 boarders.


1911   135, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Hugh was 31 years old, an Assistant Superintendent to the Refuge Assurance Company. He was married and Head of the Household.

Georgina, 29.

Vera, 8.


Hugh’s father Hugh Bothwell, died 1901, Ipswich.


In 1901, Ipswich, Hugh married, Georgina Smith, born 1882, Ipswich. They had 2 daughters:

Vera Annie Bothwell, born October 1902, Ipswich.

Edna Kathleen Bothwell, born October 1913, Ipswich.


Hugh is also remembered on the war memorial for the Presbyterian Church, that was on London Road, Ipswich and at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

Suffolk reg


Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment



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