Born: 6th March 1885, Ipswich.

Died: 9th April 1917; age 32; Attack at Thelus – just south of Farbus, 4 1/2 miles North North East of Arras, France.

Father advised via letter – 16th November 1917.

Occupation: Farming.

Hugh had been in Canada 9 years.

Enlistment Details: Date: 22nd February 1916; Age 30 years & 11 months; Next of Kin: father – H.C. Rance, of Clive Villa, Emlen Street, Ipswich; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 2ins, fair complexion, blue eyes & fair hair.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 15616

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment, 27th Battalion.



Memorial Reference:

Vimy Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry Charles & Agnes Amelia Rance, of Clive Villa, Emlen Street, Ipswich.




1891   44, Emlen Street, Ipswich.


Hugh was 6 years old and living with his parents, twin sister and siblings.

Henry Charles Rance, 38, a Post Office Clerk, born Ipswich.

Agnes Amelia Rance (nee Gaul), 38, born Ipswich.

Harry Percival Rance, 12, born Ipswich.

Ethel Mary Rance, 10, born Ipswich.

Mildred Agnes Rance, 9, born Ipswich.

Mabel Amy Rance, 7, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Ellen Rance, 6, born Ipswich.

Muriel Nora Rance, 4, born Ipswich.

Florence Hilda Rance, 3, born Ipswich.

Cedric William Rance, 8 months, born Ipswich.


1901   44, Emlen Street, Ipswich.


Hugh was 16 years old and living with his parents, twin sister and siblings.

Henry, 48, a Post Office Superintendent.

Agnes, 48.

Harry, 22, a Steward on the Atlantic Lines.

Ethel, 20.

Millie, 19, a Telegraph Clerk.

Mabel, 17, a Telegraph Operator.

Beatrice, 16.

Muriel, 14.

Florence, 13.

Cedric, 10.

Ivy Grace Rance, 8, born Ipswich.

Harold Charles Rance, 7, born Ipswich.



Hugh was 22 years old, when he departed from the Port of Liverpool on the 21st February 1907, his passage was paid for by his parents. He sailed 2nd Class aboard S.S. ‘Dominion,’ his final destination was Rapid City, Manitoba, Canada. Hugh was 5ft 4 ins in height, light complexion, light hair and grey eyes. He arrived at the Port of Portland, Maine, U.S.A., on the 5th March 1907. The final destination of the S.S. ‘Dominion’ was Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Probate to Henry Charles Rance – father, a retired Civil Servant.


Hugh is also remembered on the war memorial at St.Matthew’s Church Memorial, Ipswich.


Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment, 27th Battalion


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