Born: 1891, North Lodge, Saxmundham, Suffolk.

Died: 29th October 1916; age: 24; KiA at Courcellette.

Residence: North Lodge, Saxmundham, Suffolk.


Rank: Second Lieutenant.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Benjamin & Emily Row, of North Lodge, Saxmundham, Suffolk.






1891   North Lodge, Saxmundham, Suffolk.


John Eric Row, 2 months and living with his parents & siblings.

William Benjamin Row, 36, a Corn & Seed Merchant – employer, born Rendham, Suffolk.

Emily Row (nee Woodward), 32, born Dagworth Hall, Old Newton with Dagworth, Suffolk.

Pamela Mabel Row, 17, born Saxmundham.

Emily Louisa Row, 11, born Saxmundham.

Flora Constance Row, 8, born Saxmundham.

Ethel Blanche Row, 7, born Saxmundham.

Harry Akers Row, 5 born Saxmundham.

Edith Maude Row, 3, born Saxmundham.

1 nurse.

2 general domestic servants.


1901   Ipswich School, Henley Road, Ipswich.


John was 10 years old, he and his 15 year old brother, Harry were scholars and boarders at the school.


1911   North Lodge, Saxmundham, Suffolk.


John was 20 years old, a Clerk at a Chemical Manure Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Ben, 56, a Corn, Seed & Coal Merchant – employer.

Emily, 52.

Harry, 25 years old, Assisting in the family business.

Edith, 23.

John, 20, a Clerk – Chemical Manure Works.

1 cook.


John attended Ipswich School – entered 1900.


John’s medals were sent to his father, Benjamin Row Esq. at North Lodge, Saxmundham.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Benjamin Row Esq. – father.


Probate to William Benjamin Row – Corn Merchant.


John is also remembered on the war memorial at Saxmundham, and on the Packard memorial at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Bramford, Suffolk. His parents erected an engraved brass plaque at St. John the Baptist, Saxmundham, Suffolk and Ipswich School WW1 memorial.

Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

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