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BRINKLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & others - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards

This memorial is inside the Church and takes the form of a wall mounted, marble, plaque containing eight names for World War 1 only.

Photographs Copyright © David Male 2005

In memory of
the men of Brinkley
who gave their lives for their
country in the Great War

1914 – 1919

BOWERS Reginald William
Driver 114903, 53rd Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 18 May 1917. Aged 23. Born in Carlton, Cambs and enlisted in Cambridge. Son of Jessie Bowers, of Dullingham, Newmarket. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row P. Grave 27.
CHALLIS Sidney Frank
Private 26954, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3 October 1916. Aged 19. Born in Brinkley and enlisted in Newmarket. Son of Allen and Rosina Challis. Native of Brinkley, Cambs. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 10.
CORNWELL Frederick
Lance Corporal 17526, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action on Thursday, 13 September 1917. Born Bardiston, Suffolk, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 3. [Spelt Frederick CORNWALL on CWGC]
GRAINGER George
Private, 43095, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action on Saturday, 17 February 1917. Born Brinkley, enlisted Newmaket. Formerly 26384, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 10.
GRAINGER James
Able Seaman, H.M.S. Iron Duke, Royal Navy. Died on Friday, 1 November 1918. Aged 31. Son of Susan Grainger, of 10, School Lane, Brinkley, and the late George Grainger. Buried in North-West part of ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, BRINKLEY, Cambridgeshire.
GRAINGER Thomas Frederick

Private 29661, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 22 March 1918. Age 21. Born Brinkley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Thomas and Annie Grainger, of 14, Reed Farm, Babraham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4

HILL Thomas
Private 40676, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday, 9 December 1917. Aged 39. Born Brinkley, enlisted Newmarket. Born in Brinkley and enlisted in Cambridge. Son of Richard Thomas and Kezia Ann Hill, of Brinkley, Newmarket. Formerly 1897, Hertfordshire Royal Field Artillery. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 20.
RICHES, M.M. George
Driver 80646, 99th Field Company, Royal Engineers, Wednesday, 20 November 1918. Aged 32. Born at Brinkley, Cambs. Son of Mr. C. J. Riches, of Prospect Terrace, Exning Rd., Newmarket. Buried in DEDEAGATCH BRITISH CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 18.

‘Let those who come after see to it
that their names be not forgotten.’
King George V

Stone tablet:

In loving memory of Patrick William KING, Captain Suffolk Regiment,
attached to Northern Rhodesian Regiment,
killed in action in Abyssinia 9/4/1941. Aged 28.
Son of Colin and Lillian King,
at one time of Brinkley Hall, [now of Newton Abbot, Devon].
Buried at Nairobi [War Cemetery, Kenya].

KING, MiD Patrick William
Captain 58100, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment attached North Rhodesia Regiment. Killed in action in Abyssinia 9 April 1941. Age 28. Son of Colin and Lillian King, at one time of Brinkley Hall, then of Newton Abbot, Devon. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried at NAIROBI WAR CEMETERY, Kenya. Plot 2. Row G. Grave 14.

Wooden plaque:

This Naval ensign was used as altar cloth at the memorial services for:

BOUGHEY John Fletcher
Private T/207416, 3/4th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born Wolverhampton, Satffordshire, enlisted London, resident Hanwell, Middlesex. Son of William F.F. Boughey and Caroline (his wife). Formerly 242035, East kent Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.
BOUGHEY Alfred F
Commander, Royal Navy. Killed in action

[The Ensign is no longer in the Church]

Last updated 15 February, 2012  
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