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RACKHEATH WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

Rackheath war memorial is to be found within All Saints Parish Church. It takes the form of a memorial window in the belfry with a dedicatory marble plaque below it. There are 12 names for World War 1 only listed by name, rank and one christian name with initial.

Photograph below Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

BELFRY WINDOW
THIS WINDOW AND STONE FRAME WERE PUT IN BY
MAJOR SIR E P STRACEY BT, RACKHEATH PARK, PARISHIONERS
AND FRIENDS; AND DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS
OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18

CHARLISH

Robert James

Private G/11632, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds sustained in action during a trench raid opposite St. Julian Ypres, 29th July 1917. Aged 20. Son of James & Lydia Charlish of 8, Rackheath. Born in Rackheath and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium

CUSHING

William John

Private 43360, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 28th March 1918. Aged 21. Son of William & Rachael Cushing of Framlingham Earl. Born in Bawburgh and enlisted in Norwich Fomerly with the Northamptons. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

DYBALL

Bertie James

Private 3/7296, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 6th February 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs F. Dyball of 45, Watts Cottages, Rackheath. Born in Rackheath and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension

ETHERIDGE

Horace

Private TF/242455, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Died of wounds in military hospital in Kantara 22nd April 1917. Aged 21. Son of James & Martha Etheridge of 54, Rackheath Enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Kantara War Cemetery, Palestine

FOX

Stephen A

Private TF/202609, 2nd Battalion, Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders. 33rd Division. Killed in action 20th September 1918. Aged 23. Son of Stephen & Rose Fox of Dakenham Corner, Salehouse. Enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Five Points Cemetery, Lechelle

GREEN

Edward W

Private 43213, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity 11th August 1918. Born in Woodton and enlisted in Bungay. Buried in Glageon Communal Cemetery

HARMER

Herbert John

Private 20810, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action 12th October 1916. Aged 20. Son of William & Lydia Harmer of 15, Rackheath. Born in Rackheath and enlisted in Norwich. Formerly with the Norfolks. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

MACE

Albert George

Private 13111, 7th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. 13th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 19th July 1915. Born in Thurton and enlisted in Burton on Trent. Next of kin Caistor St. Edmunds. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial

NEWSTEAD

Kenneth McLaren

Private TF 214735, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers 52nd Division Died of wounds in Palestine 25th November 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs William Newstead. Husband of Mrs A. Newstead of 12 Barningham Parade, Alderborough. Born in Barningham Parva. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery.

STRACEY

Reginald George

Captain 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. 1st Division. Killed in action at Cuinchy 1st January 1915. Aged 33. Son of Gilbert & Louisa Stracey of 28, Evelyn Mansions, Carlisle Place, Westminster. Resident of Rackheath. Buried in Bailleul Road East Cemetery St. Laurent-Blagny

SYMONDS

Horace Arthur

Private 13618, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 6th Division Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 3rd March 1916. Aged 24. Son of Arthur & Mary Elizabeth Symonds of Hall Farm Rackheath. Born in Euston Suffolk and enlisted in Barnham, Suffolk. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

THACKER

Herbert

Private 5103 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division Died in military hospital in Amiens 17th March 1916. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs G. Thacker of Rackheath Husband of Mrs Minnie Thacker of East Bradenham near Thetford. Born in Rackheath and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens.

"I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE" ST JOHN XI, 25

H J ADAMS, C.F., RECTOR

Last updated 2 September, 2007

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