Born: 1891, Long Melford, Suffolk.

Died: 27th April 1918; age 28; KiA.

Residence: 56, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 227059

Regiment: Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire) Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 290125, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Adelaide Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Daniel & Lizzie Churchyard, of 208, Foxhall Road, Ipswich; husband of Annabel Daisy Churchyard, of 56, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.




1891   Long Melford, Suffolk.


John was 10 months old and living with his parents & brother.

Daniel Churchyard, 26, a Manager of Horse Hair Factory – Brush, born Long Melford.

Lizzie Churchyard (nee Ambrose), 22, born Long Melford.

William Churchyard, 2, born Long Melford.


1901   Lawson Cottage, Kemball Street, Ipswich.


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

Daniel, 36, an Auctioners Clerk.

Lizzie, 32.

William, 12.

Ethel Churchyard, 9, born Long Melford.

Alfred Denis Churchyard, 5, born Long Melford.

Minnie May Churchyard, 3, born Long Melford.


1911   208, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


John was 20 years old, a Miller – Maize Flake Mill. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Daniel, 46, a Brewers Manager.

Lizzie, 43.

William, 22, an Engine Fitter & Turner.

Ethel, 19, a dressmaker.

Alfred, 15, a Plumber’s Apprentice.

Minnie, 13.

Doris Lizzie Churchyard, 1, born Ipswich.


In 1915, Erpingham, Norfolk, John married Annabel Daisy King, born  October 1892, Ipswich.

They had 1 son:

John Daniel Churchyard, born 1917, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Annabel D. Churchyard – widow.


John is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich, and at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich.



Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire) Regiment, 2nd Battalion


One Comment

  • John Churchyard is my Great Uncle. Minnie Haxell (nee Churchyard) was my Grandmother – my Father’s Mother. My Sister and I researched John and William Churchyard. It is our understanding that William was also killed in the First World War but we cannot trace him. I can remember my Father saying that his Mother visited the Council when John’s name appeared on the Memorial in Christchurch Park and William’s didn’t. She was told, we understand, that there was nothing they could do about it. We, however, remember them both at this time. Do you have any information on William Churchyard? This would be very much appreciated. Thank you.


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