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EASTREA WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown

The 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.

This 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.

1914-18
BROWN Frederick aka Fred
Private 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.
CATLING Arthur [Edward]
Lance Corporal 15841, 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.

CATLING John William
Private 203114, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 July 1917, in Palestine. Born, resident and enlisted Whittlesey. Lived Eastrea. In 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.
CHURCH [William] Percy
Lance Corporal 26594, 2nd Battalion, 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. Also listed Coates.
COULSON Ben
Private 22923, 11th (Cambs) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 2 August 1916. Lived Eastrea. Enlisted Whittlesey. In the 1911 census he was a widower, aged 33, a brickyard labourer, the son of Benjamin & Mary Coulson, born Wimblington, resident Eastrea. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 33. Also listed Coates.
SAVORY Fredrick William aka Fred
Private 24045, 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. Also listed Coates.
STROUD George [Joseph]
Corporal L/45703, 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. Also listed Coates. [Connection unknown but he is the only G STROUD that fits]
  GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. ST JOHN 15.13
  1939-45
COULSON

Albert

Private 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. No known grave. Commemorated on Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France. Panel 16, Column 2. See also Whittlesey and Coates
TINKLER Kenneth Roy
Fusilier 14566682, 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 and Coates

THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

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