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WEST WRATTING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson
additional RFC/RNAS/RAF information David Manning

The war memorial is inside the parish church of St. Andrews, The Causeway, off High Street, West Wratting. It takes the form of a wall mounted, portrait orientated, nowy-headed, decorative reddish-brown, backboard incorporating the figure of St. George at the top with an incised white marble tablet attached to the backboard; the inscription and names are infilled with black paint. There are 13 names listed by forename, surname and rank, order by surname, for World War 1 only.

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Ann Thompson 2000
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PRO PATRIA
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
HONOURED MEMORY OF THE
MEN IN THIS VILLAGE WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

BEAVIS

Arthur William Charles

Private 9483, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who killed in action on Wednesday, 16 June 1915. Aged 19. Born West Wratting, enlisted Linton. Son of Arthur Beavis, of West Wratting, Cambs. Buried in ELZENWALLE BRASSERIE CEMETERY, VOORMEZEELE, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 4.

BROWN

George

Private 16301, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Sunday, 2 April 1916 (wounded 30 March 1916). Aged 23. Born West Wratting, enlisted Linton. Son of Mrs. Agnes Rowlingson, of West Wratting, Cambs. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 232.

CRACKNELL

Charles Ernest

Private 9518, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 23 October 1914. Aged 32. Born and resident West Wratting, enlisted Haverhill, Suffolk. Son of Stephen and Alice Cracknell, of Charity Farm, Whittlesford, Cambs. West Wratting, Cambs. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row D. Grave 1.

KEEPIN

William [L] Frank

Second Lieutenant, 139th Squadron, Royal Air Force who died on Friday, 16 August 1918. Native of West Wratting. Served with Royal Navy (most likely Royal Naval Air Service) and then the Royal Air Force as an observer. Killed in action aged 17, flying a 139 Squadron, Bristol F.2b with pilot Lt. Cyril Robert Howard Jackson (from Coorg, India, aged 20 - also killed). Left base at Villaveria, Italy, for bombing raid, shot down in flames after combat with 4 enemy aircraft over Trento. Buried against the North wall in ROMAGNANO COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Italy.

MACFALL

Arthur Ernest

Acting Bombardier 44477, 20th Heavy Brigade H.Q., Royal Garrison Artillery who died on service in Salonika Sunday, 8 October 1916. Aged 23. Born Pilton, Someserset, enlisted Linton, resident West Wratting. Son of Henry and Susan MacFall, of West Wratting, Cambs. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 544.

PETTIT

Albert George

Sergeant 36606, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 24 March 1918. Born Abington, Cambs, and enlisted New Market (Great Abington, Cambs). Formerly 4692, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XIX. Row Q. Grave 2.

RADFORD

Aubrey Sidney

Private G/15145, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) who was killed in action on Friday, 4 May 1917. Aged 19. Born West Wratting, enlisted Newmarket. Son of John William and Mary Radford, of West Wratting, Cambridge. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 7.

RAWLINGS

William

Private 24613, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 16 August 1916. Born West Wratting, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Albert and Annie Rawlings; husband of Emily Rawlings, of Barkway, Royston, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

SALMON

George

Private 15460, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 20 July 1916. Aged 26. Born West Wratting, enlisted Haverhill. Grandson of Abraham Salmon, of West Wratting, Common, Cambs. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XII. Row E. Grave 7.

SANDERSON

George Samuel

Private 12316, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 7th Division. Died in military hospital on the 15 December 1916. Born and resident West Wratting, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Next of kin, West Wratting. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 3.

SANDERSON

James

Lance Corporal 642, 18th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F who was killed in action on Friday, 28 April 1916. Aged 31. Born West Wratting. Son of Joseph and Mahala Sanderson, of West Wratting, Cambs. Educated West Wratting. Emigrated aged 28 years. Resident Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Buried in BREWERY ORCHARD CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 19. Australian War memorial - Roll of Honour

STUBBINGS

James

Private. probably James Stubbings, Corporal 7921, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 18 April 1915. Born Ickleton, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Haverhill, Suffolk. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, ZILLEBEKE, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 4. Plot XI. Row AA. Grave 44.

TAYLOR

Reginald Charles

Private 9482, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 4 May 1917. Aged 21. Born West Wratting, enlisted Linton. Son of Mrs. A. Taylor, of Brickhill Cottage, West Wratting, Cambs. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 13.

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS; THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

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