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BLUNDESTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Christine Yaxley 2018
researched Martin Edwards

The Blundeston war memorial is located at St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Blundeston. There are two memorials, A Celtic cross on a three-stepped based that is in the church yard and two boards within the church. The WW2 board hanging underneath the WW1 board with the British Legion crest above.

Photographs copyright © Helen Steed 2012

“IN PROUD AND GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
THESE NOBLY PLAYED HEIR PART
THESE HEARD THE CALL
FOR GOD AND KING AND HOME
THEY GAVE THEIR ALL.

1914-1918

ALDRED Charles William
Private 50249, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 23. Born Carlton Colville, Suffolk. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of William and C. Jane Aldred, of 2, Crossway Cottages, Corton, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Formerly 17815, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
ALDRED William George
Private 20821, 5th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 8/9 April 1917. Born Coddenham, Suffolk. Enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 19.
COLEBY Albert H
Private 12148, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in 38th Field Ambulance 13 August 1915. Born Blundeston, Suffolk. Enlisted Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Blundeston, son of Albert and Hannah Coleby, resident Red Lion, Street, Blundeston, Mutford, Suffolk. Attested and passed fit 18 August 1914, aged 19 years, a Gardener by trade, unmarried, resident Telephone Exchange, Bludeston, near Lowestoft, Suffolk, height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 111lbs, chest 34 inches. complxion ruddy, hazel eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Embarked France 30 May 1915. Buried in PONT-DE-NIEPPE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 7.
DANIELS Alfred W
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EWELVES James W
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FOX Charles Henry
Able Seaman J/5021, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Batte of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 22. Born 14 November 1893 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Baptised 24 June 1894 in Somerleyton, son of Charles Henry & Emily L. Fox. Son of Charles Henry and Emily L. Fox, of Blundeston, Lowestoft. Enlisted 14 November 1911 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 81/8 inches, chest 35 inches, dark brown hair, blue eyes, complexion fair fresh. Before enlistment he was a farm labourer. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Blundeston, resident with his parents, Charles H and Emily Fox, in Flixton Road, Blundeston, Mutford, Suffolk. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 12.
GILLINGS Sydney Charles
Private 118380, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 January 1916. Aged 33. Born Blunderston (sic), Suffolk. Enlisted Lowestoft. Husband of Ethel Louise Gillings, of The Green, Old Buckenham, Attleborough, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Blundeston, Suffolk, a bricklayer's labourer, resident with his parents, Charles E and Ellen Gillings, and his brother Cornelius (below), in Street, Blundeston, Mutford, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
GILLINGS Cornelius
Private 18528, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Born Blunderston (sic), Suffolk. Enlisted Lowestoft. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Blundeston, Suffolk, resident with his parents, Charles E and Ellen Gillings, and his brother Sydney (above), in Street, Blundeston, Mutford, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.
HANTON David Robert
Private 18171, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment attached 71st Trench Mortar Battery. Died 12 October 1916. Aged 34. Born Langley, Norfolk. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Robert and Priscilla Hanton, of Moulton St. Mary, Acle, Norwich; husband of Florence E. Mace (formerly Hanton), of Laurels Farm, Mundham, Brooke, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
HOWES Charles Frederick
Private 15934, 9th Battalion. Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1916. Aged 33. Born Blunderston (sic), Suffolk. Enlisted Gt. Yarmouth. Son of Frederick Robert and Hannah Ada Eliza Howes, of The Street, Blundeston, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
HADDINGHAM Albert William
[Listed as HADDINGTON on SDGW] Gunner 147081, 177th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 2 [SDGW] or 9 [CWGC] December 1917. Born and resident Blundeston, Suffolk. Enlisted Lowestoft, Suffolk. Son of William James and Edith Isabel Haddingham, of Blundiston [sic] St., Lowestoft. Suffolk. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVII. Row DD. Grave 3A.
HOLLAND Francis Joseph
Private 45976, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine 3 November 1917. Aged 25. Born Beccles, Suffolk. Enlisted Lowestoft, Suffolk. Son of George and Mary Holland, of 4, Rosemary Lane, Beccles, Suffolk. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XV, Row B. Grave 16.
HALL Herbert William
Private 225577, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Died on service at No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station, due to accidental injuries as a result of a railway accident 7 December 1918. Aged 32. Born 10 November 1887 in Lowestoft. Son of R. W. and S. A. Hall, of Lyndhurst, Blundeston, Lowestoft. Attested 29 September 1915, a Carpenter, unmarried, aged 28 years 11 months, height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 38¼ inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Baptist. Buried in MONS (BERGEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 3. National Archives of VCanada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3944 - 47
KERRY Sidney
Private 12026. 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 24 February 1915. Aged 16. Born North Cove, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Jane Kerry, of Blundeston, Lowestoft, and the late Edward Kerry. Buried in SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY, Kent. Row O. Grave 260.
KNIGHTS Ambrose Victor
[Listed as KNIGHT on CWGC and SDGW] Private 43045, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 14 May 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Benjamin and Clara Knight, of Blundeston, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Formerly 1861, Suffolk Cyclist Battalion. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row N. Grave 11.
LOWN John Kimberley
Private G/66844, 6th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on service 18 September 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Blundeston, Suffolk. Enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of Walter and Clara Lown, of Blundeston, Lowestoft. Formerly 27034, East Kent Regiment. Buried in SAULCOURT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, GUYENCOURT-SAULCOURT, Somme, France. Row A. Grave 15.
OSBORNE William Edward
[Listed as Edward William OSBORNE on CWGC and William on SDGW] Private 12151, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 5 April 1918. Aged 25. Born Blundestone [sic], Suffolk. Enlisted Gt. Yarmouth. Son of James and Ellen Jane Osborn, of Ellen Cottages, Blundeston, nr. Lowestoft. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 16.
PEARSON Ernest James
Private 33226, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 February 1917. Aged 30. Born and resident Blundeston, Suffolk. Enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. D. Pearson, of Blundeston, Suffolk. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 33.
PORTER George L
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RUDD Percy John
Private 225636, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 10 November 1917. Aged 32. Born 8 March 1885. Son of Mary Ann Rudd, of Ocean Cottages, Blundeston, Suffolk, and the late John Rudd. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 10 - 26 - 28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8535 - 50
SLATER Sidney J
Private 5593, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Killed in action 12 April 1917. Born Blundeston, Suffolk. Enlisted and resident Lowestoft, Suffolk. Formerly 146687, Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
SLATER William J
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SCOTT Clifford
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TRIPP William
Private G/17492, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26 October 1917. Born Blundiston (sic), Suffolk. Enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108.
WOODS [Thomas] Cecil Hardwick
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial) attached 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 21. Only son of Capt. T. Hardwick Woods and Mrs. F. Woods, of Blundeston Hall, near Lowestoft. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Blundeston Hall, Suffolk, at school, resident at Claremont House, Kirkley Cliff S., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
WESTON Robert Benjamin
Stoker 1st Class K/17110, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship was lost at the Battle of Jutalnd 31 May 1916. Born 7 June 1894 in Wallsham (sic), Norfolk. Brother of Louisa, of Sound Street Lowestoft. Prior to enlistment he was a gardener. Enlisted 2 December 1912 for 12 years. height 5 feet 41/10 inches, chest 36½ inches, light brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 20.
WARD Hubert William
Corporal 13833, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 22 December 1915. Aged 32. Born Blunderston (sic), Suffolk. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Thomas and Martha Ward, of 17, Brickfield Cottages, Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Born Blundeston, Lowestoft. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 21.
WATTS Walford J
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WATTS George E
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WRIGHT Arthur
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1939-1945
DENNANT Arthur George
Seaman Steward LT/JX 165944, H.M. Trawler Kingston Cornelian, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 5 January 1940. Aged 18. Son of Harry George and Betsy Sussanah Dennant, of Blundeston, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 4, Column 2.
EDWARDS Ivan [William Raymond]
Leading Stoker C/KX 97295, H.M.S. Bluebell, Royal Navy. Died 17 February 1945. Aged 23. Son of William Ernest and Kathleen May Edwards, of Blundeston, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 81, Colum 2.
GILLINGS S
probably Sydney C GILLINGS, Private 7366410, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 25 September 1944. Aged 26. Son of John Frederick and Eliza Blanche Gillings, of Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in MIERLO WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot III. Row B. Grave 8.
HOWES Donald Harry
Chief Petty Officer (Pilot) FAA/FX. 96064, H.M.S. Condor, Royal Navy. Died 8 November 1944. Aged 22. Son of Harry and Jane Howes. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 5, Panel 1.
PETERS L
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PEARSON Montague
Joiner 5th Class D/SR8463, H.M.S. Thracian, Royal Navy. Died 12 October 1942. Aged 24. Son of David Samuel and Alberta Clara Pearson, of Blundeston, Suffolk. Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Plot VII. Row C. Grave 7.
THOMPSON Robert [George]
Private 5784290, 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 23 November 1944. Aged 21. Son of Albert Edward Thompson, and of Edith Ada Thompson, of Blundeston, Suffolk. Buried in VENRAY WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands. Plot II. Row C. Grave 9.

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