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CAMPSEY (CAMPSEA) ASH 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 Latin cross on hexagonal two stepped block with a Sword of Sacrifice on shaft. There are 17 names for World War 1. The memorial was unveiled 25th May 1920 and dedicated by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich. A report can be found in the East Anglian Daily Times 27th May 1920. A further plauque made from Portland stone can be found in the church with the names of the 6 men who fell in World War 2 in black lettering.

THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF CAMPSEA ASHE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY

1914-1918

ANDREWS

Alec James

Rifleman B/200938, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 05/07/1918. Age 20. Son of Alfred and Annie Andrews of 56 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge. Native of Campsea-Ashe. Buried at Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension

BALDRY

Bertie Charles

Gunner 163930, 6th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 23/04/1918. Age 25. Son of John George Baldry, of 53, Field Cottage, Campsea Ash. Buried at Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery

BENHAM

Fred Cyril

Private 22291, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 19/03/1917. Age 19. Son of George and Thirza Benham of Campsea Ash. Buried at Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension

COLLINGS

Arthur

Private M2/016807, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps attached Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 18/12/1918. Age 29. Buried at Charleroi Communal Cemetery

CORY

Charles Woolnough

Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/08/1915. Age 27. Son of Charles Page Cory and Grace Margaret Cory of The Rectory, Campsea Ashe. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial

CULLING

Frederick George

Private 629486, 47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). Died 14/01/1917. Age 25. Son of William Mayes and Donna Laura Culling of Campsea Ashe. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery

GLANFIELD

George

Private G/24419, 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 26/07/1917. Brother of Mr J W Glanfield of 22 Ash Road, Wickham Market. Buried at Gorre British and Indian Cemetery

GRAY

Ellis James

Private 491614, 13th Kensington Battalion, London Regiment. Died 16/08/1917. Age 29. Son of Leonard Harry and Eliza Gray, of Campsea Ashe. Buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ypres

LING

Alfred

Stoker 1st Class K/26036, Royal Navy – HM Submarine H10. Died 19/01/1918. Age 21. Husband of Lilian E Ling of 135 Havelock Road, Great Yarmouth. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. HM Submarine H10 sailed from Harwich to patrol the North Sea on 19 January 1918 – she did not return – cause unknown

MAYES

Robert Charles

Gunner 51699, 10th Battery, 147th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 04/12/1915. Age 21. Son of Mrs Henry Mayes of 8 Mill Road, Campsea Ashe. Buried at Portianos Military Cemetery – Both the Roll of Honour and the War Memorial show the name as Robert Charles MAY

MOWSON

George Herbert

Private G/13221, 6th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 07/10/1916. Age 38. Brother of Thomas Mowson of The Lodge, Campsea Ashe. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

RADCLIFFE

Frederick

Lieutenant, 35th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 10/04/1917. Age 24. Son of Charles and Annie Radcliffe. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

ROGERS

Thomas William

Private 90792, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 11/10/1918. Age 30. Son of Henry and Jane Rogers, of Rendlesham Park, Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Also commemorated on the Rendlesham War Memorial

SAWYER

William Norman

Private (Signaller) 19379, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 02/12/1917. Age 21. Son of Mr and Mrs G Sawyer of 239 Home Cottage, Campsea Ashe. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval

SHARPE

Ernest

Private 12316, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/07/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

SHARPE

Walter

Sapper 134424, 3rd Reserve Battalion, Royal Engineers. Died 30/09/1919. Age 36. Son of Thomas Sharpe. Buried at Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. Sapper Sharpe’s death is recorded at Wortley, South Yorkshire

SMITH

William

Lance Corporal 8180, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/07/1916. Age 25. Son of Mrs S Smith of Hacheston Street, Wickham Market – born at Hacheston. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE FROM CAMPSEA ASHE
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE WAR 1939-1945

DRIVER

Iris Mabel

Civilian. Died 21/11/1940. Age 25. Of Ash Corner, Campsea Ashe. Daughter of Arthur Cook of the same address and of the late Mary Ann Elizabeth Cook. wife of P. Driver (H.M. Forces). Died at 2 Railway Terrace Cottage, Campsea Ashe as a direct result of a bomb that destroyed Campsea Ashe Railway Station

HAMMOND

Arthur John

Driver T/181673, Royal Army Service Coprs. Died 28/03/1941. Age 29. Son of Arthur Robert and Mabel Blanche Hammond of Enfield. Buried at Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens

LEES

Russell Telford

Gunner 942061, Royal Artillery. Died 29/12/1943. Age 25. Buried at Chittagong War Cemetery

LOWTHER

John Arthur

MVO. Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve – HMS President. Died 25/08/1942. Age 32. Son of the Hon Christopher William Lowther and of Ina Marjorie Gwendolen Lowther O.B.E. (nee Pelly). husband of Priscilla Lowther (nee Lambert). grandson of the Right Hon James William Lowther, 1st Viscount Ullswater of Campsea Ashe. Buried at Campsea Ashe (St John the Baptist) Churchyard. HMS President is the HQ vessel of the RNVR. On 25th August 1942, Lieutenant Lowther was travelling with Prince George, Duke of Kent from Invergordon to Reykjavik in a Sunderland when in poor weather conditions the plane crashed into an outcrop of rock known as the Eagles Rock on the Caithness coast. Only one member of the flying crew survived

NEWMAN

William Albert

Royal Engineers. Died 3rd Quarter 1951. Age 56. Resident of Campsea Ashe. Buried at Campsea Ashe (St John the Baptist) Churchyard. A special plaque attached to the role of honour commemorates William Newman, who died in 1951 “as a result of war wounds”. William Newman served with the Royal Engineers in both the Great War and the Second World War

PLANT

Clifford Ronald

Corporal 14216536, 7th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 07/04/1945. Age 20. Son of Agnes Mary Plant of Woodbridge. Buried at Becklingen War Cemetery. Corporal Plant is also commemorated on the Blaxhall War Memorial

TRUMPETER

George Ellis

Private 5827067, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1943. Age 25. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

Last updated 27 September, 2006

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