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SNAILWELL - Roll of Honour

Transcribed and copyright © Dave Edwards 2001

This memorial forms the back drop to an altar in the Lady Chapel in St Peter's Church.

Photograph Copyright © David Male 2005

To the Glory of God
and in proud and grateful memory of
the men of this Parish who fell
in the Great War
this memorial is erected
by their fellows.

 1914-1919

BROOKES

Frank

Sussex Yeomanry - probably Frank Trevor Brookes, Serjeant 320169 Royal Sussex Regiment who died on Wednesday, 23rd October 1918 with the British Expeditionary Force. Age 25. Enlisted Brighton. Son of David and Mabel Brookes, of The Cottage, Amberley, Bury Rd., Newmarket. Born at Ross, Herefordshire. Buried in DURRINGTON CEMETERY, Wiltshire. Grave 309.

PARR

Ernest

Suffolk Reg - Lance Corporal 12343, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 4th October 1916. Aged 23. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Parr, of New Cottage, Snailwell. Born Snailwell, enlisted Newmarket. Buried near East boundary in SNAILWELL (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.

RANDALL

Arthur William

Suffolk Reg - Private 41107, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27thg March 1918. Aged 21. Son of Annie Eliza Tweed (formerly Randall), of Rectory Cottage, Snailwell, Newmarket. Formerly 2778, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25.

ROOTE

William

R.A.S.C. - Private M/286805, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 16th July 1917 in Mesopotamia (Iraq). Born Horseheath, enlisted Newmarket, resident Stetchworth. Husband of Mrs. A. K. Roote, of 7, London Road Cottages, Newmarket. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 18.

TURNER

James

R.G.A. - Gunner 82920, 150th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action on Thursday, 28th June 1917. Born and resident Snailwell, (spelt Snarwell SDWG) enlisted Newmarket. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row D. Grave 10.

WESTLEY

Edgar

IX Lancers - Corporal 41357, 2nd Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Killed in action 21st August 1918. Born Moulton, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket, resident Snailwell. Formerly 6451, R.C.R. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

WESTLEY

Ralph

K.O.Y.L.I. - Private 200252 [CWGC states 200258], 10th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 4th October 1917. Born London, enlisted Batley. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 108 to 111.

1939 – 1945

COLE

[Ernest] Harry

 

Cambridgeshire Reg. - Private, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died during the fighting on the day of the surrneder of Singapore 15th February 1942. Aged 25. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 15. Row D. Grave 15.

CHALLICE

Reginald

R.A. - Bombardier 844329, 54 (The Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 2nd October 1944. Aged 27. Son of Albert and Rosetta May Challice, of Newmarket, Suffolk. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 14. Row B. Grave 5.

19 May 2005

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