Born: 1882, Marske by the Sea, Guisborough, Yorkshire.

Died: 15th December 1917; age 35.

Occupation: Ipswich Borough Surveyor – Town Hall.

Date of Entry Therein: 13th March 1917 – France.

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 335th Road, Construction Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

New Ground,

St. Mary’s Churchyard,

Newton Solney,





1901   54, Frederick Street, Stapenhill, Staffordshire.


John was 19 years old, a Pupil – Civil Engineer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Henry Mead, 43, a Builder, born Castleton, North Yorkshire.

Hannah Mead (nee Layton), 44, born High Coniscliffe, Durham.

Henry Layton Mead, 13, born Marske by the Sea, Guisborough, Yorkshire.

Elizabeth Mead, 8, born Marske by the Sea, Guisborough, Yorkshire.


1911   4, Kirkland Avenue, Birkenhead, Merseyside.


John was 29 years old, a Civil Engineer – Birkenhead Corporation. He was married and Head of the House Hold.

Margaret, 28.


In 1910, in the district of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, John married, Margaret Madeley, born 1883, Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. They had 2 children:

John M. Mead, 1915, Ipswich.

Brenda M. Mead, 1917, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.


On the 24th February 1922, Mrs J.R. Mead, of The Hollies, Newton Solney, Derbyshire received her late husbands medals.


John is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary’s Church, Newton Solney, and on the war memorial under Borough Surveyors Department at the Town Hall, Ipswich.

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Royal Engineers, 335th Road, Construction Coy


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