Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 9th June 1894, 64, Gibson Street, Ipswich.

Died: 7th October 1918; age 24 – at Prisoner of War Hospital, Berlin Barracks, Alexandrinen, Germany.

Burial: Hasenheide.

Residence: 18, Albion Street, Ipswich.

Employed: in the Plough Works of Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 1912.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.


Taken prisoner – 25th August 1914. In 1916, James was a PoW at Doeberitz, near Berlin,  Germany.


Rank: Bandsman/Drummer; Service Number: 8388.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:


Berlin South Western Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr G.W. Cobbold, of 18, Albion Street, Ipswich.






1901   3, Westland Road, Stratford, Essex.

James was 7 years old, and living with his maternal uncle and aunt + step cousins.

John Tye, 31, a Builder’s Labourer, born Ipswich.

Maria Tye (1st marriage Bloomfield (nee Steggold)), 48, born Holbrook, Suffolk.

Lily Hepzibah Bloomfield, 15, born Ipswich.

Laura Ethel Bloomfield, 13, born Ipswich.

Ada Maud Bloomfield, 11, born Ipswich.


1911   17, White Elm Street, Ipswich.

James was 16 years old, a Plough Fitter. he was living with his widowed father & siblings.

George William Cobbold, 46, a Plough Painter, born Ipswich.

John William Cobbold, 22, a Moulder, born Ipswich.

Ellen May Cobbold, 15, the Housekeeper – at home, born Ipswich.

Arthur Joseph Cobbold, 10, born Ipswich.

William Elliott Cobbold, 4, born Ipswich.


James’s mother, Ellen Jane Cobbold (nee Tye), died 1907, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to George W. Cobbold – father.


Probate to George William Cobbold, father, a plough painter.


James is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:


Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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