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CLOPTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The War Memorial is situated in the parish church and takes the form of a red marble plaque. There are 15 names listed for World War 1, none for World War 2 although there is a wooden plaque with the names of those lost from the 493rd Bombing Group United States Air Force. THe World War 1 memorial cost £62 paid by public subscription and was unveiled on 26th November 1919; it was cast at W Morris Art Bronze Foundry.

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF THOSE MEN OF CLOPTON
AND CERTAIN OTHERS FORMERLY RESIDENT
THEREIN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ADAMS

William Alfred

Private 22849, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/09/1916. Age 20. Son of Ann Adams of Clopton and the late William Adams. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

BARKER

John

Private 427043, 2nd/10th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 25/08/1918. Age 32. Husband of Rose May Barker of 5 Cromwell Road, Colchester, Essex. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

BRANCH

Herbert

Corporal 12985, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 31/07/1917. born Nacton. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

BROOM

Stanley

Private 22857, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 24/10/1918. Born Clopton. Buried at Vendegies Cross Roads British Military Cemetery, Bermerain

DENNETT

Percy James Claude

Private 202764, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 09/08/1917. Son of James Dennett of 18 Ranelagh Road, Ipswich. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

FENTON

Ernest Frederick

Gunner 39282, 2nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 22/03/1918. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

HAWES

Albert John

Corporal 200711, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 04/11/1917. Born at Hasketon. Buried at the Birr Cross Roads Cemetery

NORRIS

Charles William

Private 202996, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 01/09/1919. Age 31. Son of Alfred and the late Maria Norris of Manor Cottage, Clopton. husband of Lilian Kate Norris of 45 Bulmer Road, Ipswich. Buried at Mont Huin Military Cemetery, Treport

POTTER

Arthur Henry Frederick

Private 43794, 4th/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. attached 1st Battalion. Died 30/10/1916. Born Pettaugh. resident “near Woodbridge”. Buried at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte

RUFFLES

Hubert Harold Hugh

Private G/24460, 1st Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 29/06/1917. Resident in Swilland. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

SMITH

Allen

Lance Corporal L/11419, 11th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 30/07/1917. Age 21. Son of Frederick Smith of Clay Hallgate, Great Clacton-on-Sea. Born Clopton. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

SMY

Arthur

Stoker 1st Class K/18565, Royal Navy. HMS Hogue. Died 22/09/1914. Born Clopton. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. HMS Hogue, an old 1st Class armoured cruiser, was part of Cruiser Force C, in the area of the North Sea known as the Broad Fourteens (HMS Eurylus, HMS Aboukir and HMS Cressy were the other three cruisers). HMS Eurylus had technical problems and returned to port. Early on September 22nd 1914 the German submarine U9 under the command of Commander Otto Weddigen sighted the Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue steaming NNE at 10 knots without zigzagging. Although the patrols were supposed to maintain 12-13 knots and zigzag the old cruisers were unable to maintain that speed and the zigzagging order was widely ignored as there had been no submarines sighted in the area during the war. HMS Aboukir was hit by a torpedo first and rolled over within half an hour of the attack. HMS Hogue was picking up survivors when she was hit by two torpedoes, sinking within 10 minutes. HMS Cressy had stopped to pick up survivors, but got underway, before she was hit by a torpedo and damaged. Shortly afterwards, a second torpedo hit her and she sank within 15 minutes. 837 men were rescued but 1459 were killed in total. Stoker Smy is also commemorated on the Chillesford War Memorial

SMY

Noah G

Leading Stoker K/17913, Royal Navy. HMS Intrepid. Date of death 27/04/1918. Born in Clopton. Buried in Clopton (St Mary) Churchyard. Leading Stoker’s death is recorded at Medway. this was probably as the result of wounds received during the Zeebrugge raid on 23/04/1918. HMS Intrepid was built 1894. Converted to a minelayer in 1910. Became a depot ship and served as such in the White Sea. Finally became a block ship and was scuttled at Zeebrugge 23/04/1918. Leading Stoker Smy is also commemorated on the Chillesford War Memorial

WRIGHT

Ernest

Private 41187, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 27/02/1918. Age 31. Son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Wright of Market Hill, Clopton; husband of Gertrude A Wright of Shop Corner, Clopton. Buried at Artillery Wood Cemetery

WRIGHT

Walter

Lance Corporal 631106, 2nd/20th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 30/04/1918. Born in Clopton. resident in London. Buried in the Jerusalem War Cemetery

Their name liveth for evermore

Last updated 27 September, 2006

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