image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 4th April 1918; age 20; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 43097

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly 1709, Suffolk Cyclists.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Panel 25.

Pozieres Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs M.L. Fitch, of ‘Willoughby’ Cobbold Road, Felixstowe & the late Mr C.E. Fitch.




1901   9, Derby Road, Ipswich.


Ricahrd was 3 years old and living with his parents, sister & maternal aunt.

Charles Edwin Fitch, 42, a Grocer’s Clerk, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Mary Louisa Fitch (nee Sawer), 39, born Nayland, Suffolk.

Madge Keymer Fitch, 4, born Ipswich.

Charlotte Sawer, 45, Living on own Means.


1911   9, Derby Road, Ipswich.


Richard was 13 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Charles, 50, a Wholesale Grocer’s Clerk.

Mary, 48.

Madge, 14.


Richard’s father, Charles Fitch died, 1916, Ipswich.

Richard is also remembered on ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich.

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