Born: 1899, Brentwood, Essex.

Died: 8th April 1918; age 18: Died at Home, 69, Cemetery Road, Ipswich of Tuberculosis. Served 74 days.

Residence: 69, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Bury-St.-Edmunds; Date: 14th September 1917; Age: 18 years; Occupation: Collector for Ipswich Gas Company.


Service Number: TR10/27686.

Regiment: Middlesex Regiment, 31st Training Reserves Battalion.


Discharged (no longer fit for war service) on the 26th November 1917 – Tuberculosis.


Grave Reference:

Front Entrance,

St. Peter’s Church,






1901   Alexandria Road, Beccles, Suffolk.


Jonathan was a year old and living with his parents, siblings & maternal grandmother.

Arthur William Cracknell, 31, a Cattleman on a farm; born Saxtead, Suffolk.

Ethel Mary Ann Cracknell (nee Studd), 31; born Knoddishall, Suffolk.

Dora Cracknell, 10, born Halesworth, Suffolk.

Ethel Louise Cracknell, 7, born Bow, London.

Arthur Thomas K. Cracknell, 4, born Leytonstone, Essex.

Louisa Studd, 72, a Widow, born Knodishall.


1911   Corn Stores, Westleton, Saxmundham, Suffolk.


Stanley was 11 years old and living with his widowed mother, siblings, & maternal grandmother.

Ethel, 41,  Corn Stores – own account.

Ethel, 17.

Arthur, 14.

Albert Edward Cracknell, 9, born Beccles, Suffolk.

Ruby Alexandra Cracknell, 7, born Westlesham.


Stanley’s father, Arthur William Cracknell died 1906, Westleton.


On the 4th April 1918, Stanley signed for his badge and certificate sent to him at 69, Cemetery Road, in respect of military service at the 31st Training Reserve Battalion. The badge was to be worn on the right lapel of a jacket.


On the 16th April 1918, Stanley’s mother Ethel wrote to the 31st Battalion to tell them her son had died on the 8th April 1918.


Stanley is also remembered on the war memorial at Westleston, Suffolk.

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