World War 1 and 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dave Edwards - 2000
extra information Martin Edwards and Tony Pringle
is a small parish, on the Suffolk border of the county of Cambridgeshire,
4 miles north-east from Newmarket; Cambridge is 16.5 miles west-south-west
of Kennett. The memorial takes the form of a plaque inside the church
of St. Nicholas.
1914 - 1918
Corporal 36318, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action
Tuesday, 23rd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Enlisted
Newmarket, resident Kennett. Son of George and Harriett Barber,
of Barrow Green, Barrow, Bury St. Edmund's. In the 1911 census he
was the son of George and Harriet Barber, aged 14, Domestic House-boy,
born Chedburgh, Suffolk, resident Kennett End, Kennett, Newmarket,
Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL,
Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A
11035, 5th Reserve Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds
10 February 1915, wounded at La Bassee and died at Newcastle Hospital.
Aged 23. Born Kentford, Suffolk, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex, resident
Kennett. Baptised 12 July 1896 in Kentford St Mary. Son of Walter
and Eliza Maria Bullett, of Station Yard, Kennett. Buried South
of the Church in KENNETT (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire,
as R.H.A.] Driver 22044, 20th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field
Artillery, Died of wounds 5 October 1916. Aged 26. Born Newmarket,
enlisted Consett, Durham. Son of Charles and Sarah Ann Harding,
of Hall Cottages, Kennett, Newmarket, Cambs. In the 1911 census
he was the son of Sarah Ann Harding, a widow, aged 21, a labourer,
born Kennett, resident Hall Cottages, Worlington Road, Kennett.
His father died prior to 1901. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE,
Somme, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 33.
G/351, 6th Battalion (Depot), East Kent Regiment. Died of his wounds
2 March 1917 at Kennett. Aged 22. Buried in Kennett Churchyard 6
Lawrence was born in Tarrant Rushton, Dorset. In the 1901 census
he is aged 7, resident at The Cottage, Rayden Woodland, nr Hadleigh
with his uncle William Smith  a tree feller born Wenham, and
his cousins Ethel  and Harry , both born in Raydon. His
place of birth is given as Crichel, Dorset (next village to Tarrant
Rushton). Inthe 1911 census he was aged 17, a farm hand, still
with his uncle and aunt, William and Sarah SMITH, cousins Harry
SMITH, Anna MANN  born Raydon and her daughter Lilian Ellen
MANN  born Marylebone, London From his gravestone; "Gassed
14 March 1916 at Halluch, France. Enlisted 29 August 1914. Discharged
from service due to sickness 31 May 1916."
enlisted in Faversham on 29th August 1914 and was discharged on
31st May 1916 due to sickness, according to his silver war badge
award. He was discharged on 3rd May 1915 and awarded a silver
war badge #12487. The discrepancy in dates is decided by his actual
Army records, and the registration of death (Newmarket Q-1 1917
3B:737) and parish records show 1917. "Soldiers Died"
appears to have missed him altogether. His Army records say "Man
of his Army records survive and tell us :- He gave his age as
20 years 5 months in Aungust 1914. 5 ft 1¼ inches tall,
chest 35 to 37 inches, brown hair, grey eyes. His occupation was
gamekeeper. His service was Home - 29th August 1914 to 31st May
1915 then BEF France 1st June 1915 to 12th April 1915 and Home
from 13h April 1915 until discharge on 31st May 1916 a total of
1 year 277 days. On 5th April 1916 he was admitted to Field Ambulance
(sick) and transferred via SS 'Stad Antwerpen' from No 16 General
Hospital at Le Treport on 12th April 1916 back to England. He
then spent 43 days in Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, until
25th May 1916 with "tubucle of Lung". He gave his intended
address on discharge as Keepers Lodge, Kennett, nr. Newmarket
so resumably had obtained outdoor employment there. His sister
(A.Smith) signed for receipt of his medals in 1921. His uncle
was William Smith from Raydon Woodlands, near Hadleigh. His father's
address is ? Court, Faversham in 1914 which could account for
his enlisting there. There is no record of his mother or father
to be found at present. There are two Lawrence familes in Tarrant
Rushton in 1901 but no way of telling which might be that of Benjamin
without purchasing a copy of his birth certificate.
1st Class J/22017 H.M.S. "Bulwark", Royal Navy who died when
H.M.S. Bulwark sank on Thursday, 26th November 1914. Aged 17. Born
Newmarket, Cambridgeshire 26 December 1896. Son of William and Ann
Moss, of Little Livermere, Suffolk. Farm labourer by trade. Height
5 feet 3½ inches, girth 34 inches, hair fair, eyes blue, complexion
fresh. In the 1911 census he was the son of William and Ann Moss,
aged 14, labourer on farm, born Kennett, resident Kennett End, Kennett,
Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH
NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 3.
14244, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 8 October
1915. Born Llanhamlach, Brecon, enlisted Bury St. Edmund's.
Son of Edward and Martha Elizabeth Timmins. In the 1901 census he
was the son of Edward and Matha E Timmins, aged 10, born Llanhamlach,
Brecon, resident Llanhamlach Village, Llanhamlach, Brecknock, Breconshire,
Wales. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais,
France. Panel 5 to 7. [Link with Kennett unknown;
enlisted Bury St. Edmunds.]
1939 - 1945
1295561, 202 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4
August 1943. Aged 22. Son of Herbert William and Annie Newman, of
Kennett, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE
MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 160.
1920358, 705 Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died 26 September
1944. Aged 43. Son of Henry and Minnie Sore; husband of Mabel Gladys
Sore, of Kennett, Cambridgeshire. Birth registered in the Stow,
Suffolk Registration District in the April to June Quarter 1901.
National School Admission Register 1901 lists him as born 2 April
1901, father Harry Sore, admission to Haughley Church of England
Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Haughley, Suffolk. IN the 1911
census he was the son of Henry and Minnie Sore, aged 10, born Haughley,
Suffolk, resident the Street, Haughley, Suffolk, Buried in TILLY-SUR-SEULLES
WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 13.
Officer 83000, 114 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died 14 January1942. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,
Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 67.
Sergeant 591870, 55 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 7 April 1944.
Aged 21. Son of Reginald Ernest Willie and Elizabeth Mary Turner.
Born 19 December 1923, baptised 28 January 1923 in Ashley-cum-Silverley,
son of Reginald Ernest Willie (a railway porter) and Elizabeth Mary
Turner. Buried in ASSISI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row E. Joint
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