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LONG STRATTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Diss Detachment, Norfolk Army Cadets - 2007

The mmeeorial stands on the opposite side of the road to St Mary's Parish Church, on the A140, Ipswich Road between Flowerpot Lane and Hall Lane, in the grounds of the old local school. The memorial is in the form of a simple cross on a shaft standing on a plinth with a two stepped base within a paved area. The inscription is around the memorial and the names inset into the front of the plinth. The names are for World War 1 only, the World War 2 memorial is to be found within the church and has yet to be photographed and transcribed.

 
Photograph Copyright © Diss Detachment, Norfolk Army Cadets 2007

THESE DIED FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY
1914 – 1918

ABLETT Harry
probably Harry George ABLETT, Serjeant T/38816, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 46th Mule Corps. Died 23rd June 1919. Buried Peshawar (Right) B.C. XLV. 57.) and commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE), India, Face 23.
ALEXANDER Frank [Dennis]
Private 5027, 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of tuberculosis at Long Stratton 6th April 1917. Aged 34. Born Wacton, Long Stratton, Norfolk, Son of Mrs. Ruth Alexander, of Long Stratton, Norfolk. Enlisted Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Farmer by trade, trained as a clerk. Educated at Elementary School. Emigrated to Australia aged 31. Previously served in King's OWn Royal Regiment Norfolk Imperial Yeomanry from 1st May 1905 to 31st March 1908. Buried North of the church in STRATTON ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, LONG STRATTON, Norfolk. Australian Roll of Honour
ALEXANDER Dennis
Lance Corporal 20564, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13th August 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Long Stratton, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 17909, Norfolk Regiment. Son of Dennis and Ruth Alexander, of Long Stratton, Norfolk; brother of Kenneth (below). No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
ALEXANDER Kenneth [George]
Private 14704, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 23. Born Wacton, enlisted Norwich. Son of Dennis and Ruth Alexander, of Long Stratton, Norfolk; brother of Dennis (above). No known grave. Commmeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
ANNAND Ernest Alexander
Private 320079, 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th August 1918. Aged 33. Born Long Stratton, enlisted Norwich. Son of Alexander W. and Susan Annand; of 38, Lupus St., Pimlico, London. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 68.
BARNES Bertie
possibly Bert BARNES, Private G/51092, Royal Fusiliers. Died 13th JUne 1918. Aged 27. Buried in East part of FAKENHAM CEMETERY, Norfolk.
BETTS Arthur
No further information currently available
BROOKS Alfred
[Spelt BROOKES on SDGW & CWGC] Private 40211, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th January 1917. Born and resident Long Stratton, enlisted Norwich. Husband of E. M. Brookes, of The Hill, Long Stratton, Norfolk. Formerly 28202, Essex Regiment. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 49.
BROWNE Charles
Private 407987, 877th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 27th May 1918. Born Long Stratton, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 3/10211, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVIII. Row D. Grave 25.
CHENEY Cyril Edmund August
[Listed as Cyril E C CHENEY on memorial] Gunner 61367, "U" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 26th October 1918. Born denton, Norfolk, listed Attelborough. Buried in STRATTON ST. MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.
DEEKS Frank [Roland]
Rifleman (Lance Corporal) R/21396, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10th April 1917. Aged 30. Born Long Stratton, enlisted Holloway, Middlesex, resident Old Broad Street, Middlesex. Son of the late Charles and Eliza Deeks, of Long Stratton, Norwich; husband of Jessie Mildred Deeks, of 61, Old Broad St., London. Buried in TIGRIS LANE CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 18.
DICKERSON Frederick

possibly Frederick William DICKERSON, Private 20441, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 6th August 1915. Born Morningthrope, enlisted Norwich, resident Tharston. Formerly 17441, Norfolk Regiment. Grave lost. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, TURKEY. Special Memorial B. 36.

Note: There are now 3,360 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 2,226 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate many casualties known or believed to be buried among them, including 142 officers and men of the 1st Essex who died on 6 August 1915, and 47 of the 1st/7th Scottish Rifles killed on 28 June.

EDWARDS Walter Lewis
Private 17298, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 5th October 1916. Aged 27. Born Long Stratton, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Edwards, of Wacton, Long Stratton, Norfolk. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row G. Grave 2.
FOULGER Clare
[Listed as Clark FOULGER on CWGC] Gunner 119569, 270th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United kingdom 4th January 1917. Born Long Stratton, enlisted Bungay, Suffolk. Husband of Charlotte Harriet Foulger, of Starston Hall, Harleston. Buried in South-East part of St. MARGARET CHURCHYARD, STARSTON, Norfolk.
FRANCIS Basil Hugh
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) attached 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 4th February 1915. Aged 19. Son of Harold H. and Mary B. Francis, of Higham Bury, Greenfield, Bedford. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 3. *** Connection with Long Stratton unknown ***
FUTTER Charles Alborough
Private 16927, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika (Greece) 4th October 1916. Born Long Stratton, enlisted Ipswich. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 8.
FRYER Arthur
No further information currently available
GODDARD John
Private 20957, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14th April 1917. Born and resident Long Stratton, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 17565, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
GOOCH Arthur William [John]
Private 14923, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd October 1917. Aged 24. Born St Michael's, Norwich, enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Catharine Maria Gooch, of Crow Green, Long Stratton, Norwich. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 8.
GOODERHAM Frederick
possibly Frederick William GOODERHAM, Private G/30576, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 24th August 1918. Aged 19, Born Thornham Parva, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Fredrick Gooderham, of The Street, Thornham Magna, Eye, Suffolk. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 21.
GRIMBLE Louis
Private G/12573, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 10th April 1915. Aged 25. Born Long Stratton, enlisted Acton. Son of Sarah Grimble, of Long Stratton, Norfolk, and the late Humphrey Grimble; husband of Annie Rose Gallacher (formerly Grimble), of 254, Princes Rd., Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.
MEEN Arthur P
Private 10268, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 20th September 1917. Born Yesally, Suffolk, enlisted Burton-on-Trent, resident Long Stratton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 124 to 125 and 162 to 162A.
ROSE William D
probably William D ROSE, Private 29909, 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 31st October 1918. Born Strumpshaw, enlisted Norwich, resident Blighton. Formerly 17284, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in INGOYGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Anzegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special memorial 2. Note: Practically all of the 88 First World War Commonwealth burials and commemorations in the cemetery date from October 1918. 31 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate five casualties known to be buried among them.
SILLEM, MC Thomas George
Captain, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 14th April 1918. Aged 22. Son of George and Ada Fanny Sillem, of "Three Ways," Harvey Lane, Thorpe, Norwich. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 93 to 94.
WARD Charles [Edward]
Private 29705, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 29th May 1918. Aged 26. Born Aslacton, enlisted Norwich. Son of Francis and Rosa Ward, of Long Stratton, Norwich. Buried in BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row L. Grave 12.
WARNES Cecil George
[Listed as George WARNES on CWGC and SDGW] Private 3/10115, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 12th October 1916. Aged 35. Born Long Stratton, enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Margaret Warnes, of Hawthorn Bush, Long Stratton, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
Buried in St Mary Churchyard but not on memorial
POPE, DSO Edward Alexander

Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 9th April 1919. Aged 43. Son of Alfred Pope, J.P., F.S.A., and Elizabeth Mary Pope, of Wrackleford House, Dorset; husband of Sybil Pope, of The Dring, Queen Camel, Somerset. One of eleven brothers and four sisters, all of whom (except one son predeceased) fought or worked for their Country in the Great War. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Buried near South wall of the church in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, STRATTON, Norfolk.

WADE G
Nursing Member W/600071, Voluntary Aid Detachment, British Red Cross Society. Died 8th February 1946. Aged 28. Daughter of William H. Wade and Gertrude Wade, of Long Stratton. Buried in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, STRATTON, Norfolk.
WATSON Henry George
Driver T/193310, 22 Troops Carrying Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 25th March 1941. Aged 26. Buried in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, STRATTON, Norfolk.

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