MORTLOCK, Peter Henry

No.26459, Private, Peter Henry MORTLOCK
Aged 33

2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died on Monday, 2nd October 1916

Henry Peter Mortlock was born in Hundon on 28th February 1883 (Risbridge Q2-1883 4A:578), son of Timothy and Sarah MORTLOCK (née ELLSDEN).

He was admitted to Hundon Board School in April 1888, leaving on 14th August 1895.

1891 census...Aged 8, he was at Mount Pleasant, Hundon, with his father Timothy MORTLOCK [50] farm labourer; his mother Sarah [44]; sisters Hannah [10] and Martha [2]; brothers William [14] and George [12].All were born in Hundon.

1901 census...Aged 18, a farm labourer, he was at Babel Green, Hundon with his parents, brother William (road labourer) and sister Maud [12] (Martha ?)

1911 census...Aged 28, a farm labourer, still single, he was at North Street, Hundon with his widowed mother. She had born 10 children but lost 3 of them by 1911.

He enlisted in Haverhill.
Peter was the only 2nd Suffolk man to die that day, it appears he may have died of illness as the battalion were around Enquin-les-Mines undergoing training from mid September to mid October. The Highland Casualty Clearing Station was based in Aire, closer to the front line than Enquin-les-Mines.

photo: Rodney Gibson

photo: Rodney Gibson

Peter Mortlock is buried in Aire Communal Cemetery, grave 1:E:5

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