Born: 1897, Holbrook, Suffolk.
Died: 28th April 1917; age: 20; KiA.
Employed at Egerton’s Garage, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 9500.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Harry & Elizabeth Page, of The White Horse Inn, Holbrook, Suffolk.
1901 Front Street, Holbrook, Suffolk.
James was 3 years old and living with his parents & brother.
Harry Page, 27, a Brickyard Labourer, born Holbrook.
Elizabeth Page (nee Smith), 25, born Holbrook.
Warrenton Page, 9 months, born Holbrook.
1911 White Horse, Holbrook, Suffolk.
James was 13 years old, a Farm Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Harry, 37, a Gardener – Domestic.
Kenneth Page, 9, born Holbrook.
Reginald Page, 7, born Holbrook.
Raymond Page, 5, born Holbrook.
Phyllis Dora Page, 3, born Holbrook.
Cicely Madeline Page, 1, born Holbrook.
Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion
The Battle of Arleux.
The 11th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment as part of the 101st Brigade, formed an attack of Roeux chemical works of the Northern edge of the town, just south of the railway line. At 4:27 on the 28th of April 1917 the attack by the 11th began, troops pushed forward but came under heavy machinegun fire which drove the men back. A small group pushed on into the quarry on the eastern edge of the chemical works, being unsupported. At night fall they returned with 3 prisoners. The opening barrage had failed to destroy the machinegun posts and the enemy trenches, casing the attack to fail. The emery counter attacked from Roeux. taking Mount Pleasant wood, being part of the Ceylon trench at 9:45 a.m. The Battalion took over 300 casualties. The same fait was to happen to the 7th Battalion of the Suffolk regiment taking 190 casualties. 13 Ipswich men were killed on this day.