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CHARSFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

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

The War Memorials can be found in the parish church and take the form of a stone arched plaque for World War 1 with 13 names. The World War 1 memorial was unveiled 26th June 1921 by Brigadier-general A L Schreiber and reported in the East Anglian Daily Times 30th June 1921. The World War 2 memorial is again in the form of a stone plaque and bears 5 names. This memorial was unveiled 14th January 1948.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

BENHAM

George William

Private 17721, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1916. Age 27. Son of Mary Ann Peck (formerly Benham) of Chapel Lane, Charsfield and the late William Benham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

CRANE

Harry

Rifleman 9877, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 06/08/1915. Age 31. Son of the late Benjamin and Elvina Crane. husband of Florence Crane of Mill Road, Charsfield. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

FLETCHER

Wilfred Ellis

Sapper 108829, 2nd Army Tramway Company, Royal Engineers. Died 08/02/1918. Age 37. Son of Ellis G and Mary Ann Fletcher of Charsfield - Buried at Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt

GIRLING

Charles N

Private 94208, 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 05/09/1918. Age 42. Born at Charsfield. Buried at Epsom Cemetery. Private Girling’s death was recorded at Epsom

JOHNSON

Frederick James

Private 24011, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10/10/1916. Age 22. Son of Frederick and Alice Johnson of Charsfield. Buried at Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt

KEEBLE

Alfred William

Private 24241, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 24/09/1918. Born Theberton. Buried at Bellicourt British Cemetery

MANNELL

Charles

Private 2891, 60th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died 31/07/1916. Age 23. Son of Walter and Georgiana Mannell of Charsfield. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

MANNELL

Robert James

Private 20813, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/04/1917. Age 20. Son of Walter and Georgiana Mannell of Charsfield. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

PECK

George Frederick

Private 15050, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/09/1916. Age 25. Son of Letitia Pleasance (formerly Peck) of Back Road, Charsfield and the late Frederick Peck. Buried at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont

PECK

Herbert Edward

Private 3260, 61st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 30/03/1918. Born Charsfield. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

PLEASANCE

William George

Private 33567, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/04/1917. Born in Charsfield. Buried at Vermelles British Cemetery

POTTEN

Cyril Hubert

Corporal 15560, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards Died 06/11/1914. Born at Dallinghoo. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

TYLER

James Albert Charles

Private 9480, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 17/10/1915. Age 19. Son of John and Emily A Tyler of Hall Cottages, Charsfield. Buried at Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery

I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

1939-1945

BUCKLES

Leslie Raymond Henry

Private 5835461, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 21/09/1944. Age 24. Son of Mr and Mrs H B Buckles of Charsfield. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

COLE

Russell Bernard

Private 5827258, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 14/09/1944. Age 23. Son of Mr and Mrs William John Cole of Charsfield. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

KEABLE

Leslie Arthur

Gunner 1735580, 242 Battery, 48 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14/06/1945. Age 24. Grandson of Georgianna Branton of Charsfield. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

KEEBLE

Derick George

Sergeant 5826483, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 14/02/1942 and 15/02/1942. Age 23. Husband of Frances Edna Keeble of Wonersh, Surrey. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

TAYLOR

David

Corporal 6022878, 5th Battalion, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 10/12/1943. Age 28. Buried at the Sangro River War Cemetery

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Last updated 27 September, 2006

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