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COWLINGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Russell Edwards; researched Martin Edwards 2006
grave & plaque photographs David Male

Cowlinge war memorial can be found on the road side in Queen Street, Cowlinge. It takes the form of a Cornish granite Celtic Cross on a stepped base. It contains 25 names for World War 1. It was initially unveiled in 6th March 1921 by Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Briggs, the builder was F H Goddard. A report appeared in the Bury and Norwich Post 18th March 1921. The names have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of research and reading.

Photograph copyright © Russell Edwards 2006

THIS MONUMENT
WAS ERECTED BY THE
PARISHONERS OF COWLINGE
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

AND ALSO IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION
OF THE PATRIOTIC..... LOCAL MEN
WHO SERVED..... COUNTRY
IN ........

BAILEY

Herbert

Private 23536, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1916. Aged 39. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Husband of Mrs. G. Clayden, of Belgrave Cottage, Steeple Bumpstead, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

BITTEN

A E Harry

[Listed as Harry on SDGW] Private 242053, 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died of wounds 10th November 1917. Born and resident Cowlinge, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Husband of Mrs. Ward (formerly Bitten), of 13, Benjamine St., Middlesbrough. Formerly 3/7203, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 20.

BITTEN

George William

Private 42797, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 24th June 1918. Aged 29. Born and resident Cowlinge, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Charles Bitten, of Lambfair Green, Cowlinge. Formerly 26411, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried south of the church in ST. MARGARET CHURCHYARD, COWLINGE, Suffolk.

BITTEN

Daniel

Lance Corporal 27457, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 28th October 1916. Born and resident Cowling (sic - Cowlinge), enlisted Hertford. Son of Mr. A. C. Bitten, of Rose Cottage, Lambfair Green, Cowlinge, Newmarket. Formerly 13331, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

BITTEN

Walter Charles

Bombardier 72764, 28th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia 25th June 1916. Born Newmarket, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 3 and 60.

BRADY

F

Private - No further information currently available

BRADY

John

[Listed as Private on memorial] Gunner 75343, 112th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 28th May 1918. Aged 23, Born Newmarket, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Son of Alfred Brady, of Briggs Farm, Cowlinge, Newmarket. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 33.

CARTER

Fred

Private 13910, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 24th September 1917. Aged 33. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Newmarket. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 6.

COOK

Stanley Francis

[Listed a Francis Stanley on SDGW & CWGC] Private 59427, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th October 1918. Aged 19. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Chelmsford, Essex. Son of Robert and Susan Cook, of Elms Farm, Cowlinge, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

ELY

William [Charles]

[Listed as Private on memorial and as ELEY on CWGC] Guardsman 31950, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 4th November 1918. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 26619, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in FRASNOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 17.

GALLIMORE

A

Sergeant - probably Arthur GALLIMORE, Corporal 12870. 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1917. Aged 25. Born Alcester, enlisted Newmarket. Husband of May Gallimore, of The Green, Barrow, near Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXIV. Row D. Grave 3A.

GILLMAN

Charles

Corporal 47770, 12th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 5th January 1916. Born St Alban's, Hertfordshire, enlisted Newmarket, resident Cowlinge. Buried in ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 15.

GIM

J

Private - No further information currently available

GOOCH

Frank George Howard

Private CH/15290, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Lost with his ship 1st January 1915. Aged 28. Son of Ernest and Matilda Gooch, of "Deynes House," Cowlinge, Newmarket, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 13.

Note: H.M.S. Formidable was a Formidable Class Battleship built at Portsmouth Dockyard, laid down March 1898, completed September 1901, cost £1,097,245. She was part of the 5th Battle Squadron Channel Fleet and in August 1914 covered the transportation of the British Eexpeditionary Force then on 25th August 1914 took part in transport of the Portsmouth Marine battalion to Ostend. It was on 1st January 1915 that she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U24 in the Channel.

GOOCH

Nathan Robert

Private 17167, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 21. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Ernest Joseph and Matilda May Gooch, of Deynes House, Cowlinge, Newmarket. Buried in ?. Plot I. Row B. Grave 82.

HILL

G

Private - No further information currently available

HURST

Henry Joseph

Private 74046, 138th Field Ambulance, Royal Army medical Corps. Killed in action 17th June 1917. Aged 31. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Exeter, resident Ipplepen, Devon. Son of John and Sarah Hurst, of Cowlinge, Suffolk; husband of Annie Florence Hurst, of 7, Nelson Rd., Perry St., Gravesend, Kent. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 45.

LING

William

Lance Sergeant 14144, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th September 1916. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

LITTLECHILD

James Henry

Private G/12873, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 24th February 1917. Aged 32. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Horsham, Sussex, resident Crawley. Son of William and Louisa Littlechild, of Cowlinge, Newmarket; husband of Gertrude Sarah Littlechild, of Frederick St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 18.

MARTIN

Thomas

Private 61011, 23rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th September 1918. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Wickhambrook. Formerly 26394, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot III. Row M. Grave 7.

POTTER, DCM

Ernest [William]

Company Sergeant Major 2011, 12th Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 24th MArch 1918. Born and resident Cowlinge, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Son of Arthur and Agnes Potter, of Mill Rd., Cowlinge, Newmarket, Suflolk. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

POTTER

Fred

Private 16081, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment attached 35th Trench Mortar Battery. Died 24th February 1917. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Newmarket. Buried in AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 18.

RANSOME

Sampson [Samuel]

Private 20606, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1917. Aged 33. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Huntingdon. Husband of Helen Ransome, of Brampton, Huntingdon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4.

STARLING

William [Herbert]

Private 26645, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd January 1917. Aged 41. Born Cowlinge, enlisted Haverhill. Son of George and Elizabeth Starling, of Mill Rd., Cowlinge, Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

WILTSHIRE

Albert [Edward]

Corporal 5897, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 28th Ocotber 1916. Aged 39. Born Kirtling, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, enlisted York. Son of Mrs. G. Ginn, of The Green, Kirtling, Newmarket; husband of Mary Jane Wiltshire, of Pound Green, Cowlinge, Newmarket, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A, 2 C and 2 D.

Buried in Cowling Congregational Chapelyard not on memorial or listed within the church

MAY

P H

Able Seaman. Of H. M. S. Cumberland. Died at New York 22nd. Nov. 1905. Age 20.

STARLING P W

Private TR10/171696, 51st Training Reserve Bn. Middlesex Regiment. Died 8th November 1918. Age 18. Son of William and Emma Starling of Lambfair Green Cowlinge. Alternative Commemoration - buried in Cowling Congregational Chapelyard. Spec. Memorial - Left of Entrance.

Last updated 14 July, 2008

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