Born: 1902, Ipswich.

Died: 12th May 1918; age: 15; Died of Tuberculosis & Meningitis at the Military Hospital, Colchester, Essex. Reuben’s mother Alice Eley, of 642, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich was at his bedside.

Residence: 642, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Band Boy; Service Number: 9828.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1911   642, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Reuben was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick James Eley, 39, an Iron Moulder – Traction Engineer, born Mistley, Essex.

Alice Maude Eley (nee Warren), 40, born Ipswich.

Victor Frederick James Eley, 13, born Ipswich.

Alfred Edward Eley, 11, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Mabel Eley, 6, born Ipswich.

Jack Eley, 5, born Ipswich.

Ivy Maggie Eley, 3, born Ipswich.

Amy Blanche Eley, 1, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick J. Eley – father.

Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


  • Hi, as his gt gt nephew i was wondering how i can get more information on rueben, especially cause of death, rip young man


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