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BARTON MILLS WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Barton Mills War Memorials are to be found within the St Mary's Parish Church, Barton Mills. The first is an alabaster plaque with bronze wreaths and a guilt cross above and bronze wreaths at the sides. There are 14 names for World War 1. This memorial was unveiled by Major-General The Honourable J E Lindley on 26th October 1919. The memorial cost £131 1s 3d, the arhitect was Mr cecil G Hare and the builders were Messrs John Thompson & Sons. The second memorial is a bronze plaque with a wreath and cross above the inscription and wreaths down the sides. There are seven names listed for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled by Colonel W P Cutlack 6th June 1948. It cost £154 13s 8d and was manufactured by Messrs. Hanchets.

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE
FOLLOWING PARISHIONERS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR A.D. 1914-1918

OXLADE

Stanley

Second Lieutenant, Royal Army Service Corps. Drowned 4th May 1917. Aged 36. Husband of Beryl Oxlade, of 40A, Leinster Square, Bayswater, London. No known grave. Commemorated on SAVONA MEMORIAL, Italy.

SMITH, MM

Edward Hollock

Sergeant 35070, "C" Battery, 153rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 13th July 1917. Aged 34. Enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Mitcham, London S.W. Son of Albert Edward and Annie Smith; husband of Ada Elizabeth Smith, of Nodds Hall, Tuddenham St. Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-LES-YPRES, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 24.

BALL

Frederick George aka Fred

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial and as BALLS] Corporal 16988, 8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 16 February 1916. Aged 30. Born Freckenham, enlisted Birmingham, resident Milton Hall, Suffolk. Only son of Richard and Rose Ball, of Chalk Hill, Mildenhall, Suffolk; husband of E. Ball, of 22, Ashley Rd., Bradford-on-Avon. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 149.

MUNNS

Edmund Walter

Lance Corporal 33865, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 17th July 1917. Aged 24. Born Newmarket, enlisted and resident Westminster. Son of William and Hannah Munns, of Vine Cottage, Barton Mills, Suffolk; husband of Esther Munns, of The Leicester Home, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

NICHOLAS

Walter

Lance Corporal 7094, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th March 1918. Aged 35. Born Elmswell, enlisted Mildenhall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

GOOD

John

[Spelt GOODE on CWGC & SDGW] Private 12872, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1915. Aged 19. Born Iken, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket. In the 1911 census he was single, a Horse Kepper, born Iken, Suffolk, resident Mill Lane, Icklingham, Mildenhall. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

GOOD

William

Private 19808, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 8th July 1917. Aged 18. Born Orford, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 38.

GRIMWOOD

Sydney James

Private G/24430, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died at sea 30th December 1917. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Bury St Edmund's, resident Codderham. No known grave. Commmeorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

HOCKLEY

Ernest Edward

Private G/61, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) Died of wounds 2nd July 1918. Aged 23. Born Barton Mills, enlisted Redhill, Surrey, resident Mildenhall (SDGW says Mildon Hall). Only son of Edward and Emily Hockley, of Barton Mills, Mildenhall, Suffolk. Buried in GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 11.

NICHOLAS

James

Private 201811, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd mArch 1918. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Barton Mills. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 9.

OWERS

Thomas Henry

Private 66641, 1st Reserve Garrison Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 30th October 1918. Aged 18. Born Barton Mills, enlisted Ipswich or Bury St Edmunds (2 entries on SDGW). Son of Frederick and Jessie Owers, of Barton Mills. Buried near North West boundary in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, BARTON MILLS, Suffolk.

RACE

Ernest William

Private 320988, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 14th August 1918. Aged 33. Born Stonham Aspall, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket. Son of John and Sophia Race, of Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket; husband of Mrs. Race, of Church Lane, Barton Mills, Mildenhall, Suffolk. Formerly 18268, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 3.

SMITH

Cecil Edward Arthur

Private 31546, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Aged 20. Born West Row, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Mildenhall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

SMITH

Alfred John

Private 59061, 36th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 6th June 1918. Aged 32. Born Hayton, Lancashire, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 26356, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 32.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING PARISHIONERS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND COUNRTY AND IN
DEFENCE OF JUSTICE AND FREEDOM
IN THE 2ND WORLD WAR A.D. 1939-1945

CLOSE, GC

Gerald Charles Neil

Squadron Leader (Pilot) 37383, 59M Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 9th May 1941. Aged 27. Husband of Pamela Yvonne Close. Awarded the George Cross (G.C.). Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 13. Row A. Collective grave 5-7.

CUTLACK

Cecil William Robin

Captain 78249, C/C B Company, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore, mortally wounded at Sengarrang and died of those wounds received 24th January 1942. Aged 25. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 29. Row A. Grave 14. Also listed on Ely War Memorial

OXLADE

Charles Henry Reginald

Captain EC/8950, 3rd Battalion, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force). Died 15th March 1944. Aged 38. Son of Henry John Wilson Oxlade and Eveline Maude Oxlade, of Wallingford, Berkshire; husband of Jean E. Oxlade, of Hartley Witney, Hampshire. No known grave., Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 63.

PRIVETT

Alfred Leslie

Flight Sergeant 507959, Royal Air Force. Died 30th March 1945. Aged 36. Son of Alfred and Louise Privett; husband of May Blanche Privett, of Rusholme, Manchcster. Buried in DELY IBRAHIM WAR CEMETERY, Algeria. Plot 1. Row K. Grave 21.

RUTTERFORD

Stanlet Oliver

Private 5933356, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese of beri-beri 2nd June 1943. Aged 24. Son of Albert John and Eliza Rutterford, of Lakenheath, Suffolk. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 7. Row G. Grave 9.

ELMER

Ernest James

Private 6023363, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 2nd April 1945. Aged 30. Son of Ernest Elmer, and of Lizzie Elmer, of Barton Mills, Suffolk. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 33. Row C. Grave 6.

"IN THE SIGHT OF THE UNWISE
THEY SEEMED TO DIE...
YET IS THEIR HOPE FULL OF
IMMORTALITY."

Last updated 27 December, 2013

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