Born: 1890, Woolverstone, Suffolk.

Officially presumed dead: 27th May 1918; age 28; KiA

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th September 1914- France.

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 21526

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 15th Field Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:

Soissons Memorial,






1891   Cottage, Ipswich Road, Woolverstone, Suffolk.


James was 9 months old and living with his parents, siblings & cousin.

Charles Tebbit, 35, an Estate Clerk of Works, born Soham, Cambridgeshire.

Florence Mary Tebbit (nee Alen), 27, born Great Wigborough, Essex.

Grace Florence Tebbit, 4, born Brixton, London.

Edward Robert Tebbit, 19, born Soham, Cambridgeshire.


1901   2, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.


James was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 45, a Licensed Victualler – own account.

Florence, 35.

Grace Florence Tebbit, 13.

Arthur Frank Tebbit, 7, born Woolverstone.

Charles Leslie Tebbit, 3, born Woolverstone.

1 companion.

1 servant



1911   Rainbow Hotel, 2, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.


James was 20 years old, a Plumber. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 57, a Licensed Victualler – employer.

Florence, 46.

Grace, 24, Assistant at Home.

Arthur, 17, a Fishmonger.

Charles, 13.

Kathleen Mary Tebbit, 7, born Ipswich.

1 waitress


1 fish frier.


In 1915, Ipswich, James married Hilda Georgina Daldy, born 1892, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

James is also remembered on ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich.


Royal Engineers, 15th Field Coy


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