Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1917.


Born: 1880, Framfield, East Sussex.

Baptised: 26th September 1880, at St. Thomas à Becket Church, Framfield. Parents: Margaret & Charles Parris, a labourer.

Died: 23rd November 1916; age 36; KiA.

Residence: 17, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Agent for Prudential.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 40708

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 19567, Northampton Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 10D.

Thiepval Memorial,






1881   Arwell, Framfield, East Sussex.


Robert was 8 months old and living with his parents & brothers.

Charles Edward Parris, 37, an Agricultural Labourer, born Hailsham, Sussex.

Margaret Mary Parris (nee Walder), 37, born Slaugham Common, Sussex.

Charles Thomas Parris, 6, born Framsfield.

William Edward Parris, 2, born Framsfield.


1891   The Green, Ringmer, East Sussex.


Robert was 9 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Charles, 47, a General Labourer.

Margaret, 47.

William, 11.

1 lodger.


1901   6, High View Villa, Preston, East Sussex.


Robert was 19 years old, an Assistant – Stationers Shop. He was living with his widowed mother & sister.

Margaret, 57.

Mary Jane Parris, 24, a dressmaker, born Buxted, East Sussex.


1911   47, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.

Bob was 30 years old, a Prudential Assurance Agent. He was married and Head of the Household.

Alice, 32.


In 1907, Cosford, Suffolk, Robert married Alice Mary Caley, born September 1878, in Great Bricett, Suffolk – daughter of Frederic Caley, an agricultural labourer, and Caroline Caley (nee Green), of Whatfield Lane, Naughton, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice M. Parris – widow.


Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion

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