Images and additional information Gillie Hoffacker.

Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1918.

Born: 12th October 1894, All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Baptised: 1st December 1894, All Saint’s Church, Ipswich.

Died: 19th April 1918; age 23; KiA – served 6 years & 159 days.

Residence: 65, Richmond Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Mrs. Curtis, Seale Makers, of Arcade Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 14th November 1911; Age: 17 years. Height: 5ft 4 3/4ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 31st March 1915 – Egypt.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 473018

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 88th Field Ambulance.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


James Reginald Giddings

The body was discovered in a grave with two other bodies – all killed on the 19th of April and all of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 88th Field Ambulance – Private, 473117, James Reginald Giddings, aged 22 years, son of James Wesley Giddings & Harriet Frances Giddings (nee Sutton), of 37, Cynthia Road, Twerton, Somerset. Private, 473446, Harry Walter Mark Garner, aged 32 years, son of Thomas William Garner & Jessie Maria Garner (nee Warner), of 31, King’s Avenue, Ipswich. In September 1920, the three bodies were laid to rest alongside each other at Godewaerzvelde British Cemetery.





Grave Reference:   


Godewaerzvelde British Cemetery,



Image of the original wooden cross.


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Fred & Kate Jackaman, of 65, Richmond Road, Ipswich; husband of Mrs C. L. Finbow (formerly Jackaman), of 88, Back Hamlet Street, Ipswich.






1901   67, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.


Stanley was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick Jackaman, 35, a Brewers Drayman, born Flowton, Suffolk.

Ellen Kate Jackaman (nee Lay), 36, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Charles Herbert Jackaman, 13, born Ipswich.

Allan Maurice Cecil Jackaman, 10, born Ipswich.

Donald Frederick Jackaman, 8, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Maud Jackaman, 4, born Ipswich.

Leonard William Jackaman. 2 months, born Ipswich.


1911   65, Richmond Road, Ipswich.


Stanley was 16 years old, a Labourer at an Iron Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick, 45, a Brewers Drayman.

Ellen, 46.

Charles, 23, a Labourer – Tannery.

Allan, 20, a General Labourer.

Beatrice, 14, Day Girl.

Leonard, 10.

Hilda Ellen Jackaman, 7, born Ipswich.

Victor Samuel Jackaman, 3, born Ipswich.


In 1916, Ipswich, Stanley married Caroline Lily Norman, born 1897, Ipswich – daughter of Robert Norman, a seaman, and Maria Louisa Norman (nee Bumstead), of 79, Rosebery Road, Ipswich.


Stanley’s personal property returned to his family including letters, photos, wallets, 2 cigarette cases, a matchbox cover, a cigarette lighter, a badge, a 9ct gold ring, cards, a mirror, a watch & guard, a belt key & chain, a divisional badge & scissors.


Soldiers’ Effects to Caroline L. Jackaman – widow.


Stanley is also remembered on the war memorial at SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL, Ipswich.


Death Penny.

Stanley is behind the line enjoying life with his men.



Image of James Reginald Giddings courtesy of John – extra information can be found on the life story of James Giddings can be found at

Image of Harry Walter Mark Garner courtesy of David Gobbitt Flickr 


The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat, the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.


Royal Army Medical Corps, 88th Field Ambulance:

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