Born: 1896, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 26th October 1918; age 22; Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Enlistment Details: Date: Age: 16 years & 2 months; Occupation: Carpenter at Ransome, Sims & Jefferies; Address: 39, Upper Cavendish Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 2 ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

Rank: Private: 1195

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Discharged: 9th August 1915; served 4 years & 208 days; Character – Good. Pulmonary Tuberculosis caused by getting wet everyday & exposed in the trenches. Originated 23rd December 1914 at La Bassee, France.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Silver War Badge.


Grave Reference:

Ipswich Old Cemetery,






1911   39, Upper Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Stanley was 15 years old, Machine Erector – Agricultural Engineer. He was living with his father, siblings and father’s new wife & step brother.

Cyrus Rignall, 48, a Thrashing Machine Tester – Agricultural Engineer, born Chateris, Cambridgeshire.

Agnes Ann Rignall (nee Foulsham), 41, born Middleton, Suffolk.

Annie Rignall, 13, born

Frederick W. Rignall, 11, born

George Rignall, 9, born

Cyrus Edward Rignall, 7, born Ipswich.

Maude Emily Rignall, 5, born Ipswich.

Glbert Rignall, 7 months, born Ipswich – died 1924, Ipswich.


Stanley attended Nacton Road Council School, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

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