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BENHALL WAR MEMORIAL

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

The War Memorials is made of Portland stone and takes the form of a Celtic Cross mounted on a two stepped base. There are 19 names for World War 1. THe memorial was unveiled on 4th September 1921 by Major-general W E B Smith a report of which appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times 4th September 1921. A stone tablet can be found within the parish church commemorating 3 men who died in World War 2, this memorial was unveiled on 2nd October 1946; this second memorial is still to be transcribed.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE WAR
1914-1918

BICKER

Alfred

Believed to be Private G/17684, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 12/10/1917. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

BURROWS

James Alfred

Private 7855, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 01/08/1916. Age 26. Son of Mrs C Burrows of Kelsale Street, Saxmundham. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial

CABLE

Frederick

Gunner 41676, 325th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 25/07/1917. Age 24. Son of Harry Arthur and Mary Ann Cable of 41 Bigsbys Corner, Benhall. Buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery

CABLE

Thomas Walter

Gunner 8279, “C” Battery, 72nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 13/08/1916. Born Benhall. Buried at Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz

CLOUTING

William Gibson

Private G/35570, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 16/08/1916. Born in, and resident of Benhall. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

COOK

Stanley Hubert

Private 44263, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 23/09/1918. Age 19. Son of Winter and Dinah Cook of Petrol Lodge, Benhall. Buried at Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt

DELAP

John Follansbee Bredin

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 18/10/1916. Age 19. Son of the Rev Louis Bredin Delap and Jennie Charlotte Delap of Benhall Vicarage, Saxmundham. Buried at the A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers

EDMUNDS

Eric

Private 204376, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 25/03/1918. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

HAMMOND

Arthur

Corporal 13515, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment . Died 24/08/1915. Age 19. Son of Mr and Mrs G Hammond of Old Farm, Blaxhall. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Corporal Hammond is also commemorated on the Blaxhall War Memorial

KERSEY

James Arthur

Private 242169, 2nd/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 20/04/1917. Born in Benhall. Buried at Peronne Communal Cemetery. Private Kersey is listed on the War Memorial as Private Kearsey

LEON

Austin

Private 57880, 1st/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 03/10/1918. Age 33. Son of W and E Leon of Saxmundham. husband of Mary Leon of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Buried at Bellicourt British Cemetery. On memorial as A L LYON

MANN

Ernest Walter Charles

Private 9489, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/01/1915. Born at Westbourne, Ipswich. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

MANN

Herbert William

Corporal 3/7178. 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/12/1915. Age 28. Husband of Lottie E Mann of Brook Cottage, Benhall – born Kelsale. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

MARKHAM

George Arthur

Private 31694, 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 24/09/1916. Age 27. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Markham of Rose Hill, Farnham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

PAYNE

Elmy

Private S4/059989, 42nd Bakery Section, Army Service Corps. Died 15/05/1916. Age 36. Son of Mrs Mary Ann Payne. Born at Benhall. Buried at Ripon Cemetery, Yorkshire. Private Payne’s death was recorded at Ripon

PENDLE

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No further information currently

SALTER

Arthur Alfred

Private G/95345, 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 11/08/1918. Age 28. Son of Frederick William and Fanny Salter of Fairfield Road, Saxmundham. Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

SAUNDERS

Robert

Private 13366, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 11/10/1916. Age 29. Son of Louisa Saunders of Kiln Lane, Benhall. Buried at Bancourt British Cemetery

SPALDING

Albert Charles

Private G/5763, 2nd Battalion, The Queens’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 01/07/1916. Age 25. Son of Harry and Emily Spalding of Brook Cottage, Benhall. husband of Ada Helen Spalding of "Hillside", Coleman's Hatch, Sussex. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

GOD PROVED THEM AND FOUND THEM WORTHY OF HIMSELF.

Last updated 27 September, 2006

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