Born: 6th March 1899, Ipswich.

Died: 11th July 1918; age 19; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 44, Elliott Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: an Engineer.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 16th February 1917; Age: 17 years & 11 months; Religion: CofE. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height; 5ft 4ins.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 41590

Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Nine Elms British Cemetery,








1901   9, Gibbons Street, Ipswich.


Stephen was 2 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Rosanna Cobb (nee Green), 39, born Yaxley, Suffolk.

William Bruce Cobb, 18, a General Labourer, born Holloway.

Florence Cobb, 16, a Stay Fitter – Stay Factory, born Mellis, Suffolk.

George Frederick Cobb, 13, an Errand Boy, born Battersea.

Asa Elijah Cobb, 11, born Battersea.

Rosa Ethel Cobb, 9, born Battersea.

Thomas Martin Cobb, 7, born Battersea.

Martin Thomas Cobb, 7, born Battersea.

Philip Alan Cobb, 4, born Battersea.


1911   33, Prospect Road, Ipswich.


Stephen was 12 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Rosanna, 49.

George, 23, a Porter – Oil Merchant.

Asa, 21, a Fish Cleaner.

Rosa, 19, a Box Maker – Box Factory.

Martin, 17, a Porter (Machine) – Horticultural.

Philip, 14, an Errand Boy.


Stephen’s father was Asa Cobb, born Scole, Norfolk – died 1899, Ipswich.


On the 11th March 1917, Ipswich, Stephen married, Maria Ellen Brighton, born September 1897, Ipswich.

They had 1 daughter:

Doris Ellen Cobb, born February 1916, Ipswich.


Mrs Marie E. Cobb, received her late husband’s British War & Victory medal on the 12th December 1921.


Soldiers’ Effects to Maria E. Cobb – widow.


Stephen is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthews Church, Ipswich.


 Leicestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion:


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