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ALDERTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The Alderton War Memorials can be found inside the parish church and take the form of plaques. There are 13 names listed for World War 1 on a black marble plaque with a wooden frame. This plaque was unveiled 3rd April 1921 by Major Sir George Manners, the masons were Messrs. Letts. There are 5 names for World War 2 on a wooden plaue which was unveiled 6th January 1949. The World War 2 memorial is still to be transcribed.

THE GLORIOUS DEAD
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
13 BRAVE MEN OF ALDERTON VILLAGE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KINGS AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

BAKER

George Walter

Private 34598, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 29/06/1917. Age 22. Son of Dan H. Baker of 27 Street, Alderton, Woodbridge and the late Sarah Elizabeth Baker. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

BARHAM

Arthur Charles

Private 5697, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died 21/04/1915. Age 19. Son of Charles and Alice Barham of Hollesley Road, Alderton. Native of Hacheston. Buried at Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

BRUNDLE

Ernest

Private 8532, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/06/1917. Age 20. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Brundle of 21 Beach Lane, Alderton. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

DUNN

Fred Alfred

Private 81465, Royal Fusiliers, posted to 2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 26/08/1918. Age 35. Son of Alfred and Jane Dunn of Hollesley Road, Alderton, Woodbridge. Buried at Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme

EMMENS

William Henry

Private 15096, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/09/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

FRIEND

Fred

Gunner 122401, “Q” Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 29/03/1919. Age 35. Son of George and Harriet Friend, of Alderton, Woodbridge. Buried at St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens

GARROD

Samuel

Private 40667, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 04/08/1917. Born at Bawdsey. Buried at Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux

GIBSON

Charles

Able Seaman 177479, Royal Navy. HMS Arrogant. Died 15/01/1918. Age 40. Son of the late Charles and Betsey Gibson, of Alderton. Buried at Alderton (St Andrew) Churchyard. HMS Arrogant was an old medium cruiser that had been converted to be a submarine depot ship at Dover and became the Base Flagship for the Dover Patrol. Able Seaman Gibson’s death was recorded at Eastry, nr Sandwich, Kent. Eastry New Hospital was part of the Shorncliffe Royal Military Hospital command

HUBBARD

Sydney S

Corporal M2/032367, 42nd Divisional Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corp. Died 20/11/1918. Buried at Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension

SPURLING

Alfred Charles

Private 13463, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 27/09/1917. Age 21. Son of C and E E Spurling of Alderton. Buried at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3

VENN-ELLIS

Stanley

Captain, Royal Navy. HMS Defence. Died 31/05/1916. Age 40. Son of The Rev H and Mrs Venn-Ellis of Alderton Rectory. husband of Kathleen Venn-Ellis. Commemorated on the Plymouth War Memorial. During the Battle of Jutland, the armoured cruiser HMS Defence was firing at the damaged SMS Wiesbaden, when she was hit by two heavy salvoes in quick succession. HMS Defence blew up almost instantaneously, with the loss of all 903 crew.

WHYARD

William

Gunner 26023, 48th Heavt Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 14/09/1914. Buried at Vailly British Cemetery

WRIGHT

Herbert Henry

Private 926, 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died 27/08/1915. Age 33. Son of Eliza Wright of Alderton and the late William Walter Wright. Commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey. Private Wright emigrated to Australia in 1911

"YE WHO LIVE ON MIDST
ENGLISH PASTURES GREEN
REMEMBER US, AND THINK
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO
FELL IN THESECOND WORLD WAR
1939-1945

Last updated 1 October, 2006

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