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BUCKLESHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The War Memorial can be found in the grounds of the parish church and takes the form of a stone crucifix on a two stepped block. It was unveiled 14 November 1920 by Sirt Arthur Churchman. The stonemasons were Messrs. Clary & Wright. Prior to this an old bell had been recast and rehung a few months earlier as a war memorial. Details of the unveiling appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times 15th November 1920. There are sevean World War 1 names and two for World War 2.

1914-1918

BARNES

John Isaac

Private 14930, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 17/02/1917. Born Iken. Buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt

CALTHORPE

George

Lance Corporal 15275, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/04/1917. Age 23. Son of William and Elenor E Colthorpe of White House Cottages, Bucklesham. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

CHAPLIN

George

Private 3031349, 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 01/10/1918. Age 24. Son of Charles and Caroline Chaplin, of 20, East Street, Ipswich. Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

DICKERSON

Arthur

Gunner 98027, “D” Battery, 103rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 19/10/1917. Born Ipswich. Buried at La Clytte Military Cemetery

DOUBLE

George William

Private 28282, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 28/09/1916. Age 25. Son of Henry John Ranson Double and Mary Ann Double of Potash Cottages, Bucklesham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

FAIRWEATHER

Edward

Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 38077, “B” Battery, 86th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 01/08/1916. Age 28. Husband of Violet Fairweather of 25 Smallgate, Beccles. Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abee

KITSON

Stanley

No further information currently

ALSO OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945

CURRY

John Llewellyn

Sergeant (Pilot) 748639, 48 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 01/01/1941. Age 19. Son of Arthur Llewellyn and Jane Lilian Curry of Ipswich. Buried at Bucklesham (St Mary) Churchyard. Sergeant Curry’s death was recorded on the Wirral

RUSH

Albert Henry

Private 5827449, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/05/1943. Age 22. Buried at the Chungkai War Cemetery

Last updated 27 September, 2006

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