War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown
memorial is located in Wype Road, Eastrea. The World War 1 memorial
takes the form of a marble tablet in a stone frame; there is a separate
tablet for World War 2. It was previously on the wall of the old methodist
chapel. The same names all appear on the Coates memorial. The responsibility
for the memorial is assigned to Whittlesey Parish Council.
tablet was erected by public subscription
in memory of the soldiers of Eastrea who gave
their lives for King and Country in the Great War August
4th 1914 - June 27th 1919.
23657, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Admitted to hosptial 12
August 1916, died of wounds 29 August 1916. Born Upwell, enlisted
March. Son of Mr W Brown, of Eastrea. In the 1911 census he was
working at Creek Farm, March as a horsekeeper, aged 16, born Upwell.
In 1901 he was the son of William & Eliza Brown, aged 5, born
Upwell, resident Yown Street, Upwell. Buried in Boulogne Eastern
Cemetery, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 166. Also listed Coates.
11th (Cambs) Battalion,
Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Eastrea,
enlisted Whittlesey. Lived Eastrea.
In the 1911 census he was the son of Elizabeth Ann Catling (widow),
he was aged 15, a Feneral Farm Labourer, born and resident Eastrea.
No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme,
France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
Also listed Coates.
Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 July 1917, in
Palestine. Born, resident and enlisted Whittlesey. Lived
the 1911 census he was working with Elizabeth Wislon, aged 18, a
Baker's Assistant, born & resident Eastrea. Formerly 2461, 1/1st
Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated
on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Panel 17.
Also listed Coates.
Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 August 1918. Aged
22. Born Holy Trinity, Whittlesey, enlisted Whittlesey, resident
Eastrea. Son of Thomas & Sarah Church, of Eastrea. Formerly
16663 Suffolk Regiment. In the 1901 census he was the son of Thomas
& Sarah Church. aged 5, born and resident Eastrea. Buried in
Borre British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 20.
Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 2 August 1916.
Lived Eastrea. Enlisted Whittlesey. In the 1911 census he was a
a brickyard labourer,
son of Benjamin & Mary Coulson, born Wimblington, resident Eastrea.
Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section
J. Grave 33. Also
William aka Fred
7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Aged
21. Born North Tuddenham, Norfolk, enlisted Whittlesey. Son of William
& Jane Savory, Turnpike Rd, Mattishall, Norfolk. Lived Eastrea.
Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row
G. Grave 9.
370th Battery, 132nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds
12 October 1916. Enlisted Tottenham, London N., resident Edmonton,
Middlesex. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme,
France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 6.
[Connection unknown but he is the only G STROUD that fits]
LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. ST JOHN 15.13
5891231, Northamptonshire Regiment, attached 3 Commando. Died 7
June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Thomas & Mary Coulson, of Wype Rd, Eastrea;
husband of Nellie May Coulson, of High Wycombe, Bucks.
known grave. Commemorated on
Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France. Panel 16, Column 2. See also
Whittlesey and Coates
4/5 Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died
18 January 1945.
Aged 20. Son of Charles & Annie Mary Tinkler, of Whittlesey.
Buried in Sittard War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands. Plot/Row/Section
H. Grave 17. See also Whittlesey
DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
19 November, 2013