Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

Born: 19th April 1894, Harwich, Essex.

Died: 7.30am – 16th March 1919; age 25; Whilst on leave at the Patrick Stead Hospital, Halesworth, Suffolk – Influenza.

Occupation: Labourer – Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Burrell Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 21st April 1908; Age: 14 years & 11 months.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 122537

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, ‘Y’ Anti-Aircraft Battery.

Formerly 4th Essex & Suffolk R.G.A.. 1031, Corporal.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & Territorial Force Efficiency Medal.


Laid to rest 20th March 1919.

Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   77a, West Street, Harwich St. Nicholas, Essex.

Thomas was 7 years old and living with his parents, siblings & nephew.

Henry William Carliell, 42, a Fireman – G.E.R Steamers, born Ipswich.

Maria Susannah Carliell (nee Godbold), 40, born Laxfield, Suffolk.

Ethel Harriet Vale (nee Carliell), 20, born Ipswich.

Edith Ellen Carliell, 15, born Harwich.

Theodore Samuel Carliell, 9, born Harwich, Essex.

Anna Maria Carliell, 5, born Harwich.

Alfred Carliell Vale, 1 month, born Harwich.


1911   30, Vernon Street, Ipswich.

Thomas was 17 years old, a Labourer – Railway Company. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Maria, 54.

Theodore, 19, a Blacksmith Striker – Loco Depot Railway Company.

Anna, 15, a Shorthand Typist.


Thomas was a Boxer and fought in many matches.


Thomas’s father, Henry William Carliell, of 77a, West Street, Harwich, drowned on the 21st February 1907, on board the S.S. ‘Berlin’ which was wrecked off the North Pier, Hook of Holland, Netherlands. Henry, the only son of the late Henry Fulcher Carliell, of St. Peter’s, Ipswich, was a Donkeyman who had regularly worked on Berlin’s sister ship S.S. ‘Amsterdam’, but when a worker was taken ill, he was asked and agreed to replace him.


On the 15th February 1918, Ipswich, Thomas married Emma Rosa Hines, born April 1896, Ipswich – daughter of Arthur Joseph Harry Hines, a butcher/slaughterman and Rose Hines (nee Manning), and stepdaughter of Edith Ellen Hines (nee Cattermole) of Ipswich.


Thomas’s personal effects were sent from Dover to his widow at her home at Bond Street, Ipswich:

Pair of boots, 2 razors, a whistle, a pipe, and a pocket mirror.


In August 1922, Mrs. Carliell received her late husband’s Victory & British War medals.


Thomas’s T.E. Medal was issued to Mrs. E.R. Carliell, 22, Bond Street, Ipswich on the 25th July 1924.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emma R. Carliell – widow.


Thomas is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich and on the war memorial at St Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.



Royal Garrison Artillery, ‘Y’ Anti-Aircraft Battery:

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