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WESTLEY WATERLESS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dave Edwards
2001
additional information by Christopher Comber
and photographs David Male

There are two memorials within the parish church of St. Mary-the-Less. The first is a brass plaque with wooden backing listing those from World War 1 in blacklettering, 10 names in all. The second, underneath, is in the same form with 2 names for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © David Male 2005

To the glory of God
and in loving and grateful memory of
the brave men of Westley
who made the supreme sacrifice
during the Great War
1914 – 1918

GINN

J

Possibly: Pte. John Ginn, 8th Bt. East Surrey Reg., d 12/10/1917, commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

GRASS

P

Possibly: Pte. Percy Caleb Grass, 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 6/11/1917, age 21, buried: FAVREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Charles William and Agnes Lucy Grass, of Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket, Suffolk. See also Six Mile Bottom.

PEARSON

H

Believed to be: Private, 14372, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-06-16, aged 19. Born Stetchworth, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Clemence and Henrietta Pearson, Station Road, Dullingham. Carnoy Military Cemetery, Grave F.24.

PLUMB

F J G

Pte. Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Reg.), d 20/10/1918, age 19, buried: CARNIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Plumb, of Westley Lodge Farm, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket. Native of Westley, Newmarket. See also Six Mile Bottom.

PRECIOUS

C F

Pte. 9th Bt. The Loyal North Lancashire Reg., d 14/4/1918, buried: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs. E. A. Precious, of 55, Flint Cottage, Westley Waterless, nr. Newmarket, Cambs.

SARGENT

W J

Private, 5484, William John Sargent, 6th Bn. Australian Infantry (AIF). Died of wounds 29-04-18, aged 22. Son of Thomas and Mrs. S. Sargent, Dullingham Ley, Newmarket. Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Grave I.D.24.

STARLING

K

Possibly: Pte. King Starling, 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 26/8/1914, commemorated: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

STARLING

Richard

Corporal 8135 , 2nd. Battalion, The York & Lancaster Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 21st March 1918. Born in Westley and enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds. No next of kin details. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

WEBB

Arthur Thomas

L/Cpl. Military Foot Police, Military Police Corps, d 24/11/1918, age 24, buried: WESTLEY WATERLESS (ST. MARY THE LESS) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Jacob and Rebecca Webb, of Westley Waterless; husband of Eva Margaret Cleal (formerly Webb), of East St., Beaminster, Dorset.

WEBB

Thomas William

Pte. G.10344 7th.Batt. The East Kent Regiment. 18th.Division. Killed in action on the Somme 18/11/1916. Born Westley Waterless and enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds. Next of kin resident in Westley Waterless. Bur. Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt. F.535

For God, King and Country

1939 – 1945

In honoured and grateful memory of

CLEMENTS

Reginald George

Sgt. W Op/Air Gnr, R.A.F.V.R., d 9/12/1944, age 20, buried WESTLEY WATERLESS (ST. MARY THE LESS) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Dora Mary Jacobs, of Westley Waterless.

GREEN

J H F

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