Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1918
Born: 1897, Ipswich.
Died: 4th April 1918; age 20; KiA by a sniper’s bullet.
Residence: 9, Derby Road, Ipswich.
Employed: Clerk in the Ipswich office of the Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 43097
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.
Formerly 1709, Suffolk Cyclists.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
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.
Richard’s father, Charles Edwin Fitch died March 1916, of 9, Derby Road, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Mary L. Fitch – mother.
Richard is also remembered on the war memorial at ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH , Ipswich and on the war memorial at the Sea Front, Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion: