Born: 1889, Haughley, Suffolk.

Died: 22nd December 1915; age 26; Died of sickness following enteric at No. 3 Reading War Hospital, Reading, Berkshire.

Residence: Ipswich.

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, 1913. His father George Sydney Felgate died, 1915.


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


A small memorial placed by the hedge out side 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 of 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.


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

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