image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 23rd August 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 27th August 1918; age 21; KiA – 4 days after his 21st birthday.

Residence: 743, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 30512

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly Trooper, 2763, Household Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Body exhumed, and identified by a cross on a grave, before reburial.

Grave Reference:


H.A.C. Cemetery,

Ecourt-St. Mein,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frank & Sarah Pretty, of 743, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.




1901   269, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Russell was 3 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Frank William Pretty, 30, a Clothing Warehouseman, born Ipswich.

Sarah Ann Pretty (nee Knights), 27, born Sweffling, Suffolk.

Lucy Ida Pretty, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   743, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Russell was 13 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Frank, 40, a Goods Receiver – Doorman – Corset Factory.

Sarah, 37.

Lucy, 11.

Hilda Elizabeth Pretty, 7, born Ipswich.

Gladys Alice Pretty, 4, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.


Soldiers’ Effects to Frank W. Pretty – father.


Russell is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.


Grenadier Guards, 2nd Battalion

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