Born: 11th May 1890, Ness Farm, Erwarton, Suffolk.

Died: 8th May 1915; age: 24; KiA.

Reported missing 8th May 1915 – Killed on that day.

Residence: Ness Farm, Erwarton, Suffolk.

Occupation: Farmer’s Son.

Received his commission 2nd November 1914.


Date of Entry Therein: April 1915.


Rank: Second Lieutenant.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,






1891   Ness Farm, Erwarton, Suffolk.


Stanley was 10 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter Wrinch, 44, a Farmer & Merchant – employer, born Erwarton.

Edith Wrinch (nee Walker), 38, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Evelyn Wrinch, 10, born Erwarton.

Arthur Wrinch, 7, born Erwarton.

Donald James Wrinch, 5, born Erwarton.

Ethel Mary Wrinch, 3, born Erwarton.

1 cook.

1 nursemaid.


1901   Ipswich School, Henley Road, Ipswich.


Stanley was 10 years old, he and his 15 year old brother, Donald were Scholars & Boarders at the school.


1911   Ness Farm, Erwarton, Suffolk.


Stanley was 20 years old, a Farmer’s Son. He was living with his parents & sister.

Walter, 64, a Farmer – employer.

Edith, 58.

Ethel, 23, a Farmer’s Daughter.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.


Stanley’s father, Walter Wrinch died January 1915, at Erwarton, Suffolk. A well-known and highly respected agriculturist of Suffolk. He had succeeded his father, as a Farmer on a very large scale. His keen business abilities not only found scope in the management of several farms, but in a big London trade in hay and straw, with several barges plying from the Orwell to the Thames.


Stanley attended Ipswich School – entered 1900.


Mrs. Edith Wrinch, of The Cottage, 26, Henley Road, Ipswich, applies for the 1915 Star in respect of her late son – 22nd February 1920.


Soldiers’ Effects to Grantees – Sydney Walter Wrinch Esq. & Arthur Winch Esq. – brothers.


Stanley is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary’s Churchyard, Erwarton, Suffolk and Ipswich School memorial.

Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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