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BRANDESTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The War Memorials is made of Aberdeen granite and takes the form of a Latin Cross mounted on a stepped base. The memroial originally stood in the cemetery but was moved to the parish church in 1985. There are 15 names for World War 1 and 2 for World War 2. The memorial was dedicated 1st May 1921. The builders were Messrs. Clary & Wright. Reports of the memorial unveiling can be found in the East Anglian Daily Times 2nd May 1921.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR ONES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

ADAMSON

Percy R

Private 200728, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/07/1916. Born at Rushmere. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

ALDOUS

Edward William

Lance Corporal 241150, 1st/6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 24/05/1917. Age 30. Son of Mrs. Hannah Durrant of Cretingham. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

BEDINGFIELD

Horace

Private 17632, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 17/02/1917. Age 26. Son of Horace and Eliza Bedingfield of Brandeston. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

BEDWELL

William

Private 232560. 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 26/10/1917. Age 36. Son of Mrs M Bedwell of 20 Cross Street, Erith, Kent – born Brandeston. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

BILNEY

Edwin Arthur

Private 2975, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 17/05/1915. Age 21. Son of Arthur and Mary Bilney of 20 Low Street, Brandeston. Buried at Merville Communal Cemetery

BILNEY

Fredrick C

Private 13740, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 05/05/1916. Age 17. Son of Charles Bilney of Hoo Green, Hoo. Buried at Brandeston Cemetery. Private Bilney’s death is recorded at Thanet

BILNEY

Jonas

Gunner 454, Royal Field Artillery. Died 23/12/1917. Age 43. Son of David and Mary Ann Bilney of Brook Cottage, Kettleburgh. Buried at Brandeston Cemetery. Gunner Bilney’s death was recorded at Plomesgate

BILNEY

Walter

Private 12532, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 13/10/1915. Buried at East Mudros Military Cemetery

CABLE

Arthur

Corporal 15014, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/05/1917. Age 21. Son of Alfred and Lucy Cable of 8 Park Cottage, Brandeston. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

CONE

Ernest

Private 17025, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 06/08/1915 – Born Hoo, Resident of Brandeston. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial

DURRANT

Alfred Eli

Lance Corporal 3/8071, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/10/1915. Born Cretingham. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

EMENY

Charles

Private 18567, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/08/1918. Age 28. Son of John and Emma Emeny of Brandeston. husband of Edith Emeny of 17 Low Street, Brandeston. Buried at Merville Communal Cemetery

FARTHING

Walter William

Private 69122, 1st Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 21/09/1918. Son of Mr C H Farthing of Brandeston. Buried at Meath Cemetery, Villers-Guislain

STOCKENS

Francis

Sergeant 7565, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 24/04/1915. Age 31. Son of John and Margaret B Stockens of The Street, Kettleburgh. Buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall). Sergeant Stockens is listed on the Memorial as Sergeant STOCKINGS

WARNE

Charles Frederick

Private 30233, 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment – Died 12/04/1918 – Age 20. Son of Mr J Warne of 18 Low Street, Brandeston – Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial

WARNE

William

Sergeant – Suffolk Regiment – No further information currently available

1939-1945

ALGAR

Edward George

Fusilier 14339212, 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 21/06/1944. Buried at Orvieto War Cemetery, Italy

HARVEY

Donald Edmund

DFM. Pilot Officer (Wireless Operator), 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10/05/1944. Age 21. Son of Donald and Madeleine Maud Harvey of Wetherby, Yorkshire. Buried at Lesquin Communal Cemetery. In 1944, 97 Squadron were flying Lancaster Bombers from RAF Coningsby as part of the RAF Bomber Command, raiding Europe

Last updated 27 September, 2006

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