TALBOTT, Sargeant

No.49430, Rifleman, Sargeant TALBOTT
Aged 18

1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action on 1st November 1918

Sargeant Talbott was born in Lawshall (1st qtr 1900 Sudbury 4a:896) son of Edward and Julia TALBOTT (née BELVERSTONE)

1901 census...Aged 1, he was at Wallaker's Farm, Lawshall with his father Edward C TALBOTT [53] farm labourer born Castle Acre; his mother Julia [45] born Dalham; sister Alice [8]; brothers Charles [17] horseman, Benjamin [15] stockman, Alfred [6] and Ernest [4]. All the children were born in Lawshall.

1911 census...Aged 11, he was at Cooper's Farm, Lawshall with his parents; brothers Thomas [21] and Ernest (both farm labourers; sister Anne [9]

On the pension card his mother was at Cooper's Farm, Lawshall.

He enlisted in Ipswich
On 1st.2nd November the battalion were advancing east, and had passed through Preseau when a counter attack forced them to withdraw through Preseau. They consolidated to the west of Preseau,on a ridge (the green line below)

photo CWGC

Sargeant Talbott is buried in Preseau Communal Cemetery Extension C:5

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