Born: 1866, All Saint’s, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire.

Died: 6th January 1900; age 34; Died of Wounds at Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Residence: Fern Villa, Park Lane, Newmarket.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2209.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony.




1871   Park Lane, All Saint’s, Newmarket, Suffolk.


Thomas was 4 years old and living with his mother.

Catherine Arnull (nee Thompson), a Carpenter & Joiner’s wife, born St. Giles, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

1 general domestic servant.


In 1871, Thomas’s father, 35 year old, Thomas Arnull, a Carver & Gilder, was a visitor at Studley Castle, Studley, Worcestershire. 29 year old, Alfred Wood was the Butler and head of the 5 members of the Castle’s household staff.


1881   2, Fern Villa, 35, Park Lane, Newmarket, Suffolk.


Thomas was 14 years old he was living with his parents & sister.

Thomas, 47, a Cabinet Maker, born Newmarket, Cambridgeshire.

Catherine, 47.

Kate Elizabeth Arnull, 9, born All Saint’s, Newmarket.

1 general domestic servant.

One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

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