Born: 1890, Woolverstone, Suffolk.

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

Residence: 15, Levington Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Plumber.

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.


Memorial 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 at Woolverstone Hall for Mr. Charles Hugh Berners, 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

1 barman.


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.


On the 16th June 1915, at Alan Road Methodist Church, Ipswich, James married Hilda Georgina Daldy, a shop assistant, born 1892, Chelmondiston, Suffolk – daughter of the late George Daldy and Kezia Daldy (nee Brown), and stepdaughter of John Kersey Hardy, a Mate on sailing barges, of 15, Levington Road, Ipswich.


Hilda’s father, George Daldy, was Master of the sailing vessel “Lord Beaconsfield” believed lost in gales on the 10th November 1891, with all hands. The “Lord Beaconsfield” was sailing from Grangemouth for London, with a cargo of pig iron. George’s brother, 18 year old, Frederick Daldy, the “Lord Beaconsfield” Mate was also lost.


Soldiers’ Effects to Hilda G. Tebbit – widow.


James is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Batholomew’s Church, Ipswich.


Royal Engineers, 15th Field Coy

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