Photograph courtesy of Mary Ridd
Born: 1899, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Baptised: 14th May 1905, aged 5, at Colchester, Essex. Parents: Kate Henrietta & Arthur Harley Backhouse.
Died: 22nd August 1918; age 18; KiA.
Residence: 5, Gippeswyk Road, Ipswich.
Occupation: Apprentice at Reavells.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 47458
Regiment: Essex Regiment, 9th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur Harley Backhouse & Kate Henrietta Backhouse, of 5, Gippeswyk Road, Ipswich.
1901 22, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex.
Reginald was a year old and living with his parents & brothers.
Arthur Harley Backhouse, 32, a Railway Clerk, born Saxmundham, Suffolk.
Kate Henrietta Backhouse (nee Gower), 25, born Maldon, Essex.
Leslie Ray Backhouse, 4, born Maldon.
William Oswald Backhouse, 3, born Stowmarket.
1911 1, Belstead Road, Ipswich.
Reginald was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Arthur, 42, a Railway Clerk.
Leslie, 14, an Accountants Clerk.
Kate Winifred Backhouse, 6, born Colchester, Essex.
Soldiers’ Effects to Arthur H. Backhouse – father.
Reginald is also remembered on St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich War Memorial