John is remembered on the Burlington Baptist Church, London Road, Ipswich.


Born: 1897, Washbrook, Suffolk.

Died: 10th May 1917; age: 19; KiA at Monchy-le-Preux. Served 1 year & 84 days.

Next of Kin notified 21st May 1917.

Residence: Back Lane, Washbrook, Suffolk.

Enlistment location: Ipswich; Age: 18 years & 6 months; Occupation: Carpenter; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: father – Fred Stebbings. Height: 5ft 6 1/2 ins.



Home: 30th August 1916 – 29th December 1916.

Embarked: Folkestone – 30th December 1916

Disembarked: Calais – 30th December 1916.

France: 30th December 1916 – 10th May 1917.

24/03/1917 Arras. No.37 Casualty Clearing Station. Left inguinal hernia. 27/03/1917 discharged.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 27853.

Regiment: Northamptonshire, 5th Battalion. Pioneer Company


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 7.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Rachel Stebbings, of Washbrook, Suffolk.




1901   Back Lane, Washbrook, Suffolk.


John was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick Stebbings, 30, a Builder’s Foreman, born Otley, Suffolk.

Rachel Stebbings (nee Leech), 30, born Framsden, Suffolk.

Herbert Elijah Stebbings, 1, born Washbrook.

unnamed baby daughter, 3 weeks, born Washbrook (Dora Millicent Stebbings).


1911   Wenham Lane, Washbrook, Suffolk.


John was 13 years old, a Farm Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick, 40, a Carpenter – own account – at home.

Rachel, 41.

Herbert, 11.

Dora, 10.

Frederica May Stebbings, 5, born Washbrook.

Cecil William Stebbings, 4, born Washbrook.

Elsie Hilda Stebbings, 1, born Washbrook.


Frederick’s mother, Rachel received the Victory and British War medals on the 1st June 1922.


Soldiers’ Effects to Rachel Stebbings – mother.

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