War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2012
Beyton war memorials are to be found in All Saints Church, Beyton. The
World War 1 memorial is in the form of a red marble with Sicilian white
marble embossed in the form of a scroll above which is a Latin cross
in a wreath surround flanked by two roses. There are twelve names listed
and the memorial was unveiled by Major-General E O Hay and dedicated
by The Venerable G Hodges on 22 August 1920. The memorial was built
by Hanchets. Details appeared in the Bury Free Press 28 August 1920.
The World War 2 memorial takes the form of a two-light stained glass
window designed by Morris Meredith Williams. Underneath is a stone plaque
containing the dedication and the names iof the six men who gave their
lives. It was dedicated by the Bishop of St Edmunsbury and Ipswich 10
October 1948. There are also two hand written scrolls honouring the
men who served in these conflicts.
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OF BEYTON WHO DIED
IN DEFENCE OF LIBERTY AND THE HONOUR OF
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
states Lance Corporal, 50th Battalion] Private 434517, 2nd Battalion,
Canadian Infantry. Died 15 April 1917. Aged 23. Born 19 November
1895 at Beyton. Son of Frederick William and Catherine Ann Austin,
of Stone Cottage, The Planch, Thurston, Bury St. Edmund's. Clerk
by trade. Enlisted nad passed fit 25 January 1915 at Calgary, Alberta,
Canada, aged 20. Height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 35 inches, complexion
light, eyes brown, hair dark; religion Church of England. Buried
in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row
D. Grave 22. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 308 - 25
16937, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed
in action 30 September 1915. Aged30. Born Beyton, enlisted Bury
St Edmunds. Son of Charles and Eliza F. Borley, of Bridge Yard,
Beyton, Bury St. Edmund'S. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES
(MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 28 December
1914. Aged 35. Born Pakenham, Suffolk, enlisted Beyton. Son of the
late Harry Clemence Bridges and Jane Bridges, of Redcastle, Pakenham.
Buried in FELIXSTOWE (WALTON) CEMETERY, Suffolk.
12916, 7th Battalion,
Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Hadleigh,
Suffolk, enlisted Beyton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS
MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
Serjeant Major 3312, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment.
Killed in action at Gallipoli 22 August 1915. Aged 40. Born Thornton,
beds (sic), enlisted London. Husband of Mabel Ellen Hatton, of The
Green, Beyton, Bury St. Edmund's. No known grave. Commemorated on
HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 154 and 155.
G/23008, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
Died of wounds 25 October 1918. Born Thurston, Suffolk, enlisted
and resident Bury St Edmunds. Husband of E. Jackson, of Beyton,
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Formerly 5553, Royal Sussex Regiment.
Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France.
Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 26.
12913, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 June
1915. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Beyton. Son of Mrs. M. A. Rowley,
of Wickhambrook, Newmarket, Suffolk. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA
WALL), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 22.
40693 [SDGW] or 40613 [CWGC], 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.
Killed in action 19 April 1918. Born Beyton, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.
Formerly 19591, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in SUFFOLK CEMETERY,
LA ROLANDERIE FARM, ERQUINGHEM-LYS, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A.
Royal Air Force. Aged 23. Death registered as a Civil Registration
so he was out of the service when he died. Death registered as Oct-Dec
Quarter 1919 at Stow Registration Office, Suffolk (Vol 4A, Page
947). In the 1911 Census he was the son of George & Anna Elizabeth
Melton, aged 15, single, assisting his father as a House Painter,
born and resident Beyton. His Birth Registration was in the Jan-Mar
Quarter 1896 (Vol 4A, Page 810). No further details currently available
about his service.
CH/13141, H.M.S. Hawke, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed or died
as a direct result of enemy action 15 October 1914. Aged 32. Born
11 June 1882 at Barton, Suffolk. Son of Martha Newport, of The Green,
Beyton, Bury St. Edmund's, and the late James E. Newport. No known
grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 7.
7001, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 2 November
1914. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Ipswich. Son of Harry Pallant,
of Ipswich; husband of Helen Pallant, of 38, Newton St., Ipswich.
Formerly 5218, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on
PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4.
9477, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 June
1917. Born Beyton, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.
No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
WINDOW IS DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF BEYTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WAR 1939-1945.
states Able Seaman] Leading Seaman P/JX 248515, H.M.S. President
III, Royal Navy. Died 1 November 1942. Aged 28. Son of Robert and
Elizabeth Black; husband of Audrey Black, of Brighton. No known
grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel
62, Column 3.
Royal Army Service Corps. Awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.).
No further information currently available.
247073, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 19 June 1944. Aged
20. Son of Lt.-Col. Francis Hughes Farebrother and Edith Violet
Farebrother, of Beyton, Suffolk. Buried in ASSISI WAR CEMETERY,
Italy. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 10.
Royal Army Service Corps. *** Cannot locate on CWGC *** No further
information currently available.
Serjeant, 2/7th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey).
Died 13 September 1944. Aged 25. Son of Arthur Robert and Edith
Kate Green; husband of Joan Green, of Beyton, Suffolk. No known
grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAl, Italy. Panel 4.
1451093, 5th (The Suffolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Died 27 January 1945. Aged 23. Son of Ernest and Lily M. Purkiss,
of Beyton, Suffolk. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland,
Netherlands. Plot 3. Row F. Grave 8.
Copyright © Helen Steed - 2012
23 August, 2012