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.
Residence: 18, Albion Street, Ipswich.
Employed: in the Plough Worksof 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.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr G.W. Cobbold, of 18, Albion Street, Ipswich.
Brother to GEORGE TYE COBBOLD.
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: