Born: 1889, Haughley, Suffolk.

Died: 22nd December 1915; age 26; Died of sickness following Enteric Fever (46 days) – contracted in Galipoli, and Intestinal Obstruction due to Adhesion (6 days), at the No. 3 Temporary Military Hospital, Reading, Berkshire. Maurice’s brother, Frederick William Felgate, of 5, Redan Street, Ipswich was at his bedside.

Post Mortem ordered.

Residence: 5, Redan Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Corn Merchant’s Clerk.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th October 1915 – Egypt.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 1462.

Regiment: Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line, Suffolk Yeomanry (The Duke of Yorks Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars), ‘A’ Squadron 1st/1st.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Screen Wall .72. 16632.

Reading Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Emma Felgate, of Ipswich.




1891   Sorrells, Haughley, Suffolk.

Maurice was a year old and living with his parents & brother.

William Sydney Felgate, 29, a Maltster & Merchant – own account, born Haughley, Suffolk.

Emma Felgate (nee Cutting), 29, born Abbotts Hall, Pettaugh, Suffolk.

Frederick William Felgate, 3, born Haughley.

1 general domestic servant.


1901   7, Great Whip Street, Ipswich.

Maurice was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 39, Manager of Maltings.

Emma, 39.

Frederick, 13.

Dorothy Gertrude Felgate, 9, born Haughley.

Douglas Claude Felgate, 7, born Haughley.

1 general domestic servant.


Maurice’s mother, Emma Felgate died July 1913, Ipswich. His father, William Sydney Felgate died March 1915, of Hill Lodge, Willoughby Road, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick W. Felgate and Douglas C. Felgate – brothers & Dorothy G. Felgate – sister.


A small memorial placed by the hedge outside the war plot was found early in 1999. (Memorials are not permitted in the war plot.) The memorial was commissioned by the Ipswich Y.M.C.A. He had probably been a member and had a close connection with the organisation. It bears the commemoration “He Died for his Country”.


Maurice is also remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys, and on his parent’s headstone at St. Catherine’s Churchyard, Pettaugh, Suffolk.

In 1921, Ipswich, Maurice’s brother, Douglas Claud Felgate, married Beatrice Hilda Senton, born 1895, Ipswich – daughter of George William Senton and Charlotte Senton (nee Mayhew). George William Senton was Mayor of Ipswich from 1931 to 1933.


Suffolk Yeomanry (The Duke of Yorks Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars), ‘A’ Squadron 1st/1st:

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