Born: 1886, Ipswich.

Died: 11th October 1917; age 29; died of wounds at No. 15th Corps Rest Station.

Residence: 15, Old Foundry Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 9th July 1915 – France.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 14281

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘A’ Battery, 72nd Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Zuydcoote Military Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Only surviving son of Herbert Nunn (and the late Hannah Nunn), of 165, Spring Road, Ipswich; husband of Alice R. Nicholls (formerly Nunn), of 14, Church Street, Woolwich, London.




1891   50, Fore Street, Ipswich.


John was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Herbert Nunn, 38, a Tobacco Packer, born Ipswich.

Hannah Nunn (nee Robinson), 32, born Brantham, Suffolk.

Frederick Charles Nunn, 8, born Ipswich.

Ellen Mary Nunn, 6, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Maud Nunn, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   19, Foundry Road, Ipswich.


John was 14 years old, a Printer’s Machine Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Herbert, 42, a Tobacco Manufacturer Packer.

Hannah, 42.

Frederick, 18, a Plumber’s Assistant.

Ellen, 16, a General Domestic Servant.

Elizabeth, 12.

Caroline Ethel Nunn, 8, born Ipswich.

Beatrice May Nunn, 6, born Ipswich.

Elsie Ida Nunn, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   8, Old Foundry Lane, Ipswich.


John was 24 years old, a Maltster. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Herbert, 52, a Foreman – Tobacco Manufacturer Warehouse.

Hannah, 50.

Elizabeth, 21, a Domestic Servant.

Caroline, 19.

Beatrice, 16, a Tailoress – Clothing Manufacturer.


In 1912, Ipswich, John married Alice Rebecca Flory, born 1881, Ipswich, a box maker – daughter of Cornelious Nunn, an Ipswich Corporation labourer & Hannah Nunn (nee Waldron), of 15, Old Foundry Road, Ipswich.

Alice and John had three children:

Alice E.H. Nunn, born 1913, Ipswich – died 1914, Ipswich.

John Herbert Cornelious Nunn, born 1914, Ipswich.

Edwin Frederick Walter Nunn, born 1916, Ipswich – died 1918, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Rebecca Nicholls – widow.

Royal Field Artillery, ‘A’ Battery, 72nd Brigade


  • I have been trying to find out what happened to John Nunn`s eldest brother Frederick Charles Nunn,born in Ipswich in 1883, the son of Herbert and Hannah Nunn. He was married to Kathleen Knights of Wymondham.
    On various Ancestry trees he is marked as being killed on 30/09/1915 and commemorated at the Loos Memorial at Dud Corner cemetery, Pas -de- Calais, France.
    However on further research and checking on this site it would appear that he is not the same Frederick Nunn.
    These men were my Great Uncles and the older brothers of my paternal grandmother, she never spoke of them or the war and there is no-one left to ask.
    If anyone has any information I would be very grateful,
    many thanks Jayne Moorhouse


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