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KENNETT WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Dave Edwards - 2000
extra information Martin Edwards

Kennett is a small parish, on the Suffolk border of the county of Cambridgeshire, 4 miles north-east from Newmarket; Cambridge si 16.5 miles west-south-west of Kennett. The memorial takes the form of a plaque inside the church of St. Nicholas.

1914 - 1918
BARBER Harry
Acting 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 and 163A
BULLETT Ernest Thomas
Private 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, United Kingdom.
HARDING Arthur Edward
[Listed 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.
LAWRENCE Benjamin
Private G/351, 6th Battalion (Depot), East Kent Regiment. From gravestone - Gassed 14 March 1916 at Halluch, France. Died 2 March 1917 at Kennett. Aged 22. Enlisted 29 August 1914. Discharged from service due to sickness 31 May 1916. Buried in Kennett Churchyard 6 March 1917.
MOSS William
Boy 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 3 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.
TIMMINS Albert Edward
Guardsman 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
NEWMAN Roy Ernest
Sergeant 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.
SORE Charles Alexander
Sapper 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.
STREET-PORTER [Frederick] Walter Ollis
Flying Officer 83000, 114 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14 January1942. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 67.
TURNER Kenneth Reginald
Flight 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 grave 9-10.

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