image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1917

Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 28th April 1917; age 21; KiA.

Residence: 7, Ashmere Grove, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Service Number: 40973

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, ‘A’ Coy, 7th Battalion.

Formerly 2292, Cyclist Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Alice Aldous, of 5, Nottidge Road, Ipswich.



1901   134, Lacey Street, Ipswich.


James was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Aldous, 36, a Police Constable, born Belstead, Suffolk.

Alice Aldous (nee Block), 33, born Ipswich.

Edith Mary Aldous, 11, born Ipswich.

John William Aldous, 10, born Ipswich.

Eva Alice Aldous, 7, born Ipswich.

Ethel Esther Aldous, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   7, Ashmere Grove, Ipswich.


James was 15 years old & Blacksmith Learner. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 46, a Police Sergeant.

Alice, 43.

Edith, 21, a Tailoress – Coat Hand.

John, 20, a Threshing Machine Erector.

Eva, 17, a Tailoress – Coat Hand.

Ethel, 13.

Bertie Joseph Aldous, 9, born Ipswich.

Cecil Frank Aldous, 5, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to James Aldous – father.


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


THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 7th (Service) Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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