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Born: 1882, Ipswich.

Died: 6th September 1920; age 37; of Pulmonary Tuberculosis – considerable duration, at the Borough Asylum, Ipswich.

Residence: 35, Duke Street, Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 13th December 1915 – France.


Wounded: 22nd March 1918 – Shrapnel wound left arm – No. 34 Casualty Clearing Station.

Discharged: 28th September 1919.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 110593

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 107th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:IMG_6717


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Stowe of Ipswich; husband of the late Florence Stowe.




1891   48, Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich.


Joseph was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Stowe, 56, a Turner & Fitter, born Copdock, Suffolk.

Louisa Stowe (nee Feek), 54, born Ipswich.

Emma Jane Stowe, 16, a Bookbinder, born Walton on the Naze, Essex.

Henry James Stowe, 14, a Labourer, born Ipswich.


1901   ‘Boiler Makers Arms’ Duke Street, Ipswich.


Joseph was 19 years old, a Dock Labourer. He was living with his step brother & his family.

Richard Stowe, 44, a Publican – own account, born Ipswich.

Emma Stowe (nee Wright), 40, born Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Beatrice Stowe, 13, born Ipswich.

Agnes Stowe, 12, born Ipswich.

Caroline Stowe, 10, born Ipswich.

Richard Stowe, 9, born Ipswich.

Elsie Stowe, 7, born Ipswich.

Nora Stowe, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   65, White Elm Street, Ipswich.


Joseph was 29 years old, a Labourer – Chemical Manufacturer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Florence, 29.

Lily, 6.

Florence, 2.

George, 9 months.


Joseph and Florence on their wedding day.

In 1903, Ipswich, Joseph married, Florence Alice Fitch, born 1882, Ipswich – died 1914, Ipswich.

They had 4 children:

Lily Ellen Stowe, born February 1905, Ipswich.

Florence Louisa Stowe, born January 1909, Ipswich.

George William Stowe, born 1910, Ipswich.

James J Stowe, born 1913, Ipswich – died 1913, Ipswich.


Joseph’s mother Louisa Stowe, died 1894, Ipswich. His father, William Stowe, died 1900, Ipswich.


Lily Ellen Stowe, the daughter of Joseph, later married Frederick George Henry Leek who died as a Japanese PoW, during WW2.




 Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 107th Brigade



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  • This is my great grand father, i have a photo of him, and am sure my mum would be able to fill in a few gaps.


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