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ASHLEY-CUM-SILVERLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2 - Rolls of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards
Photographs of graves copyright © 2005 David Male

This memorial is a marble plaque within the church.

To the Glory of God
and in grateful memory of
the men of Ashley, who gave their lives
for King and Country in
the Great War
1914 - 1918

BAILEY
Reginald David
Private 6559, 2nd/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th July 1916. Aged 23. Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds, resident Ashley. Son of James Bailey, of Church St., Ashley, Newmarket, Cambs. Formerly 3061, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 27.
BELL
Francis [Frank] (R)
Private 12131, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st August 1915. Age 28. Born Ashley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Benjamin and Maria Bell, of Ashley, Newmarket. Buried in GUNNERS FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 6.
CARTER
Walter
Private 307895, 2nd/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Thurlow, Suffolk, enlisted Ormskirk, Lancs, resident Newmarket, Suffolk. Formerly 55993, Liverpool Regiment. In the 1911 census Walter was married to Elizabeth, he was aged 30, a Horse-Man on Farm, born Great THurlow, Suffolk, resident Ashley-cum-Silverley. He had a son, Cecil, and a daughter, Minnie. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 32 to 34.
DODD
Charles [Edward]
Rifleman S/29887, 16th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Newmarket, enlisted Rotherhithe, Kent, resident Battersea, Surrey. In 1911 Charles DODD was the son of John and Sophia Dodd, a schoolboy, aged 12, born Ashley-cum-Silverley, resident Ashley-cum-Silverley. Brother of William (below) No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.
DODD
William
Private 26612, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Silverley, enlisted Newmarket. In the 1911 census William DODD was the son of John and Sophia Dodd, aged 14, Farm Labourer, born and resident Ashley-cum-Silverley. Brother of Charles Edward (above). Formerly 23887, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.
HICKS
Bertie
Private 14621, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th March 1918. Aged 23. Born Ashley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mrs. B. Hicks, of Church St., Ashley, Newmarket, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
LANGLEY
Charles Albert
Private 8322, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24th November 1917. Born Ashley, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. In 1911 Charles LANGLEY was the son of William and Louisa Langley, he was single, aged 16, a Farm Labourer, born and resident Ashley. Brother of Leonard (below). No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.
LANGLEY
Leonard (F)
Private 6206, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war 20th July 1917. Aged 32. Born Ashley, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of Louisa Langley, of Ashley, Newmarket. In 1911 Leonard LANGLEY was the son of William and Louisa Langley, he was single, aged w6, a Farm Labourer, born and resident Ashley. Brother of Charles Albert (above). Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot III. Row E. Grave 4.
MANN
[Frederick] John
Private 20762, 6th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 31 March 1918. Aged 22. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket, resident Ashley. Son of Frederick James, and Harriet Mann, of 81, King's St., Plymouth; husband of Lydia Jane Mann, of Victory Lane, Newmarket. The family were in Ashley for the 1911 census where he is listed as Frederick James. Frederick married Lydia Jane Pollington in 1914 (later living in Newmarket). Formerly 32991, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60.
MANN
Thomas [Edwin Seal] aka Tom
Ordinary Seaman J/24153, HMS Africa, Royal Navy. Died in a coaling accident on 23rd April 1916. Born 12 January 1898 in Downham Market, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he is aged 13, a Farm Boy, son of Frederick James Mann, born Denver, Norfolk, resident The Mill, Ashley cum Silverley. Entered Royal Navy at HMS Ganges in 1913, Boy J/24153 joined HMS Africa in 1914. Brother of Frederick John (above). Buried in QUEENSFERRY CEMETERY, West Lothian, Scotland. Grave 1413. (Pip Squeak Wilfred)
PEGG
Ernest [Edgar]
Private 16711, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 27th July 1916. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Newmarket. Son of Edgar and Jane Maria Pegg, of Ashley, Newmarket. Buried At South-East corner of church in ASHLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.
POOLEY
Percy [Edward]
Private L/14082, 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own). Killed in action 15th February 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Ashley, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.
RANNER
Ralph
Private 8275, 108th Company, Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry) Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Silverley, enlisted Hull, resident Ipswich. Formerly 19771, East Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row A. Grave 13.
RADFORD
Frederick
Lance Corporal 36942, 4th Infantry Labour Company, Hampshire Regiment. Died 4th May 1917. Aged 34. Born and resident Dalham, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Husband of Ruth May Radford, of Ashley, Newmarket, Cambs. Formerly 21037, Royal Garrison Artillery. In 1911 census he was married to Ruth May with a son, Victor Frederick and a daughter, Ethel May, he was 27, a farm Labourer, born G=Dalham, Suffolk, resident Ashley cum Silverley. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 9. [Listed as RATFORD on CWGC & SDGW]
RANSOME
John [W]
Private 13875, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28th December 1914. In 1911 census John RANSOM was the son of Jack and Rachel Ransom, aged 17, Farm Labourer, born Hundon, Suffolk, resident Ashley cum Silverley. Buried in South-West part of ASHLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.
SMITH
John
Private 6304, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born Ashley, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of John and Bertha Smith, of Ashley, Newmarket; husband of Lois Reed (formerly Smith), of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9.
WAKELIN
J
No further information currently.
Their name liveth for evermore

1939 1945
CHALLIS
Bernard Lionel
Gunner 1086528, 85 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed during the Japanese invasion of Singapore 15th February 1942. Aged 27. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Kranji, Singapore. Special Memorial Plot 12. Row C. Grave 16.

FINCH
John Meredith
Ordinary Seaman C/JX 259332, HMS Achates, Royal Navy. Died 25th July 1941. Aged 27. Son of Harry and Faith Alice Finch. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 44, Column 2.
HALLIDAY
Cyril Robert
Sapper 1882253, 116 Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died 17th June 1940. Aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 25.

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