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BARROW WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © David Male 2008

The Barrow War Memorial is situated on the village green in Barrow. It takes the form of an Portland stone obelisk mounted on a lipped plinth with a three-stepped base surrounded by an iron link fence on concrete pillars. There are 33 names for World War 1 and 11 for World War 2. The face to the memorial was reonvated by being recut in 1990. The original memorial was unveiled on 28th December 1920 by Captain Owen A Clark; the builders were Messrs. H G neville & Son. Details appeared in the Bury and Norwich Post 3rd December 1920.

Photographs copyright © David Male 2008

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED
BY PARISHIONERS OF BARROW
AND THEIR FRIENDS
IN GRATEFUL AND
LOVING MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-198

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

1914-1918

ADKIN

John [William]

Private T.F.241589, 1/8th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 30th November 1917. Born and resident Barrow, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9.

BRAND

Herbert

Private 6297, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1915. Aged 31. Born Barrow, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of James and Mary Brand, of Barrow Hill, Bury St. Edmund's. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

BRITTON

Alfred

Sergeant 3/7872, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16th February 1916. Aged 25. Born Barrow, enlisted Bury St Emunds. Son of Alfred and Albina Britton. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 4 Plot XIII. Row AA. Grave 10.

BROWN

James

Guardsman 26085, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27th August 1918. Aged 35. Born Barrow, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. Emma Adkin. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 10.

CLARKE

Henry [William]

Private 301821, 1/8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 5th November 1916. Born Barrow, enlisted Bethnal Green. Formerly R/26130, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 38.

COOKE

Bert

Private 24076, 1/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Egypt 7th December 1917. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 2776, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 104.

CRACK

Frederick

Rifleman 9619, 1st Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 9th November 1914. Aged 30. Born Barrow, enlisted and resident Bury St Edmunds. Son of George and Harriet Crack, of The Green, Barrow, Bury-St-Edmund's, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.

DRAKE

[Bernard] Charles

Private 8352, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 14th April 1915. Born Barrow, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr E. Drake, of Barrow St., Bury St. Edmund's. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row D. Grave 23.

DRAKE

William

Private 3/9098, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th January 1915. Aged 21. Born Woolwich, Kent, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Drake, of Barrow. Buried in BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 27.

FROST

Albert [Edward]

Private 11790, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 9th August 1915. Born Barrow, enlisted Wetherby. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 47 to 51.

FULLER

Arthur

Rifleman 1541, 8th Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 14th January 1916. Born and resident Barrow, enlisted London. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row U. Grave 7.

JOLLEY

Harry

Private, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. No further information currently available.

LYES, DCM

James William

Lance Corporal 13922, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27th March 1918. Born Higham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 29.

MANNING

Henry

Airman 2nd Class 54269, Royal Flying Corps. Died 15th February 1917. Buried in PLAISTOW CEMETERY, Kent. Plot/Row/Section S. Grave 48.

MANNING

Herbert [J]

Private 34869, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th February 1917. Born Streatham, Norfolk, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

NUNN

Charles [William]

Private 8093, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th February 1915. Aged 22. Born Barrow, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. Laura J. Nunn, of 56, Coventry Rd., Market Harborough, Leicestershire; brother of William Nunn (below). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

NUNN

William

Private 7759, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 5th February 1915. Aged 23. Born Barrow, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. Laura J. Nunn, of 56, Coventry Rd., Market Harborough, Leicestershire; brother of Charles William Nunn (above). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

PEARSON

John

Private 20114, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 16th July 1916. Born Wickhambrrok, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 63.

PHILLIPS

William

Corporal 12431, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born Ousden, enlisted Newmarket. Husband of Rose E. Hudson (formerly Phillips), of Barrow Green, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk. Formerly 54431, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 19.

SALE

A E

No further information currently available.

SALE

William [Edward]

Private 67607, 5th Infantry labour Corps, Labour Corps. Killed in action 22nd September 1917. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Barrow. Formerly 1443, Suffolk Regiment and 36597, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Son of Arthur James and Maria Sale, of Barrow St., Bury St. Edmund's. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 33.

SHARPE

A B R

No further information currently available.

SHARPE

H

No further information currently available.

SHARPE

Richard

[Listed as Reginald Albert SHARPE on CWGC] Able Seaman 8003, HMAS Sydney, Royal Australian Navy on loan from Royal Navy (Service no. 239494). Died 9th November 1914. Aged 23. Son of Edward and Edith Sharpe, of Barrow, Suffolk. No known grave. Commmeorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 4.

SNELL

C V

Lance Sergeant, 2/5nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. No further information currently available.

SNELL

Harry Prentice

[Listed as Corporal, 2/5nd [SDGW] or 1/5th [CWGC] Battalion, Suffolk Regiment on mmeorial] Private 260036, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 16th August 1917. Born Barrow, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.

TALBOT

Charles

Bombardier 26328, 121st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 18th October 1918. Aged 32. Born Barrow, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Husband of Ivy Hodge Talbot, of 3, Stoke Terrace, Crownhill, Devon. Buried in VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 29.

WALLIS

Harry

Private 26708, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Ration Trench 9th Augustn 1916. Aged 27. Born and resident Barrow, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of Mrs. Sarah Jane Jolly, 6, Meadow Row, Barrow, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panels 01C/02A.

WALLIS

William [James]

Private 17966, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th September 1916. Born Barrow, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 26.

WATSON

Harry [Thomas]

Private 40289, 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 20th May 1917. Aged 29. Born Barrow, enlisted Putney, London S.W. Son of Harry Walter and Florence Watson, of The Limes, Barrow, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Formerly 8397, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 14.

WATSON

Thomas

Private 3/8270, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16th December 1914. Aged 20. Born Barrow, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Thomas Jeffrey Watson and Alice E. Watson, of High St., Barrow, Bury St. Edmund's. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

WATSON

William [George]

[Listed as W M WATSON on memorial and CWGC and William George WATSON on SDGW] Lance Corporal 3/8662, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in Salonika 8th September 1916. Aged 27. Born Barrow, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Thomas Jeffrey Watson and Alice Elizabeth Watson, of High St., Barrow, Bury St. Edmund's. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 376.

WOODS

George

Gunner 26019, 1st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 29th April 1918. Born Barrow, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13.

WOODS

John

Private 29178, Depot, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 3rd May 1919. Age 42. Husband Of Louisa Woods Of Barrow. Buried in North East part of BARROW CEMETERY, Suffolk. Grave 392a

Their Names Shall Live For Ever

And Of
Those Who Gave
Their Lives
In The 1939-1945 War

BANKS

Alan Raymond

Sergeant (Pilot) 1391087. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost his life in an aircraft accident 7th September 1943. Age 20. Son of Bertram Allan Banks And Nellie Kate Banks, of Barrow. buried in BARROW CEMETERY, Suffolk. Grave 123

ELLWOOD

Donald

Sub Lieutenant (A), HMS Ravager, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th July 1943. Aged 23. Son of Cyril and Florence May Ellwood. of Great Horkesley, Essex. Buried in EVERGREEN MEMORIAL PARK, PORTSMOUTH, Hampshire. Section F. Lot 15. Grave 6.

FORDHAM

A Russell

Leading Aircraftman 1508064, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th August 1945. Aged 43. Son of Arthur and Jemima Fordham, of Barrow, Suffolk. Buried in NAPLES WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row L. Grave 5.

HOBDAY

James William

Sub Lieutenant (A), HMS Illustrious, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th November 1943. Aged 23. Son of William Horace and Hannah May Hobday. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 4, Panel 7.

HUNT

Leslie Arthur

Lance Corporal 5830211, 17th/21st Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 5th November 1944. Aged 25. Husband of E. B. Hunt, of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 15.

IRELAND

Peter [James]

Lieutenant 271889, 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 24th September 1944. Aged 22. Son of John Knowles Ireland and Rhoda Ireland, of Barrow, Suffolk. Buried in MIERLO WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 6.

JOHNSON, MC

Oliver Denn

[Listed as Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment on memorial] Private 292012, Royal Artillery attached 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 3rd October 1944. Aged 25. Son of Reginald Oliver Denn Johnson and Marjorie Morgan Johnson, of Barrow, Suffolk. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 9. Row C. Grave 15.

MOUNCER

John Henry

Sergeant 5830443, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28th June 1944. Aged 25. Son of Herbert and Emma Ethel Mouncer; husband of Lottie May Mouncer, of Barrow, Suffolk. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot X. Row J. Grave 10.

RAWLINGS

Reginald [Hugh]

Private 5836852, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 17th July 1943. Aged 26. Son of Percy and Ada Rawlings; husband of Lily Frazar Rawlings, of Barrow, Suffolk. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot III. Row B. Grave 3.

WALLIS

Reginald

Sapper, Royal Engineers probably Reginald Albert Frederick WALLIS, Lanmce Corporal 1920411, 11 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 26th March 1946. Aged 26. Son of Sidney and Anne Wallis; husband of J. Wallis, of Chatham. Buried in PALMERSTON ROAD CEMETERY, CHATHAM, Kent. Section 11. Grave 20.

WATSON

Keith Leonard

Sergeant (Pilot) 754082, 58 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Reported Missing 23rd December 1940. Aged 24 Years. Son of William James Watson and Lily Emma Watson of Barrow, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 20. Also commemorated on family grave combined with his brother who died 22nd October 1915, aged 2.

Last updated 28 December, 2009

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