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DARSHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The War Memorial is situated outside the parish church and takes the form of a Sicilian marble latin cross on a five step base. There are sixteen names for World War 1 and four for World War 2. The memorial was first unveiled 27th June 1920, the builder was Mr Fred Barber. Details were reported in the East Anglian Daily Times 29th June 1920.

From an old postcard

THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919
IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF OUR FALLEN HEROES

BALLS

Harold Percy

Private 325028, 1st/8th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) attached 164th Trench Mortar Battery. Died 19/11/1917. Age 21. Son of Stephen and Rose Anna Balls of Darsham. Buried at Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension

BALLS

Victor Charles

Private 12898, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 11/04/1917. Born Darsham. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

BISHOP

Robert James

Private 23338, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 10/10/1916. Age 35. Son of Annie and the late Mr. Bishop. husband of Ellen Bishop of 19 Trent Cottages, Branstone Road, Burton-on-Trent. Native of Darsham. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery

BROOKE

Gerald Douglas

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

DENNY

Charles William

MM. Sergeant 340787, 1st Siege Artillery Reserve Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 15/02/1919. Age 25. Buried at Shoreham-By-Sea Cemetery. Sergeant Denny’s death is recorded at Steyning

GEATER

Herbert Thomas

Gunner 31222, “C” Battery, 177th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 27/09/1916. Age 22. Son of Albert and Eliza Geater of Mill Hill Farm, Darsham. Buried at Salisbury (Devizes Road) Cemetery. Gunner Geater’s death is recorded at Salisbury

HAMBLING

Fredrick Charles

Sergeant 340789, 166th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 23/08/1917. Age 24. Son of Japhet and Salome Hambling of Darsham. Buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery

HAMBLING

Henry

Gunner 101873, 225th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 09/12/1917. Age 31 -Son of Japhet and Salome Hambling. husband of Florence Hambling of Rumburgh Street, near Halesworth. Buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport

HART

Horace

Driver 150725, 302nd Small Arms Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 24/10/1918. Resident Darsham. Buried at Haifa War Cemetery

JAMES

Herbert Stanley

Private 20295, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/07/1916. Born at Darsham. Buried at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval

LAME

Frederick

Sergeant 877, 9th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died 25/05/1915. Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta

LAST

John

MM. Sergeant 98901, “B” Battery, 103rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 27/09/1917. Age 47. Husband of Alice Last of 145 Canbury Park Road, Kingston-on-Thames. Native of Saxmundham. Buried at The Huts Cemetery

MEAD

Arthur William

Private 26659, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 03/06/1917. Age 24. Son of John and Emma Mead of 12 Simper Street, Oakham, Rutland. Resdient of Darsham. Buried at the Hop Store Cemetery

PARRY-CROOKE

Lionel Walter

Private PS/3129, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 27/07/1916. Age 25. Second son of John Walter and Georgiana Parry-Crooke of Darsham House, Darsham. Buried at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval

RUNACLES

Arthur W

Able Seaman J/28414/CH, Royal Navy. HMS Spey. Died 07/03/1917. Age 20. Buried at Darsham (All Saints) Churchyard. Able Seaman Runacles death is recorded at Hoo. 2. HMS Spey was a Medina Class torpedo gunboat built in 1876. Further research required to ascertain her role in the Great War

STAMMERS

Charles Stanley

Battery Sergeant Major 20729, 22 Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 15/11/1914. Age 35. Husband of Clara Stammers of 74 Castleton Road, Preston. born in Darsham. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. BSM Stammers was a veteran of the Boer War

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945
IN MEMORY OF

HOLMES

David William

Able Seaman C/JX 148864, Royal Navy. HMS Dulverton. Died 13/11/1943. Age 21. Son of James Absolem and Gertrude Ellen Holmes of Westleton. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. The Hunt Class Destroyer HMS Dulverton was hit and heavily damaged on 13th November 1943 by a glider bomb dropped from a Dornier 217 bomber off, the Dodecanese island of Kos. 120 of her 198 crew survived the attack and were rescued by HMS Belvoir, which then sank HMS Dulverton

ROUSE

John Amiss

Greaser, Merchant Navy. mv Upwey Grange. Died 08/08/1940. Age 45. Son of John and Anna Rouse. husband of Edith Alice Rouse of Darsham. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial. On 8th August 1940, the mv Upwey Grange was torpedoed 200 miles west of Achill Head, Co.Mayo whilst fully laden bound for London from Buenos Aires

STAMMERS

Percy Vernon

Driver 2003425, 287 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 06/09/1943. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

WATLING

William

Resident Willow Marsh Crossing, Darsham. Served in Burma. Died from illness when he returned to England. No further information currently available.

THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE.

Last updated 4 July, 2016

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