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DEBENHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2017

The Debenham War Memorial takes the form of a rectangular stone of remembrance with inscriptions on front and right sides. It was originally in the War Memorial Institute in Gracechurch Street, Debenham but was moved to St Marys Church, High Street, Debenham; the removal was carried out by J Wright & Son of Ipswich. Details of the memorial appeared in East Anglian Daily Times, 2 March 1920. There are 33 names listed for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2. The same names are listed on the Roll of Honour in Debenham United Reformed Chapel. Futher details can be found on the Debenham Family History web site.

Photograph Copyright © Helen Steed 2011

TO THE
MEN OF DEBENHAM
GREAT WAR 1914-1918

ALDOUS Thomas
[Listed as I ALDOUS on CWGC] Private 55111, 4th Battalion, Prince Of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 19. Born 1899 in and enlisted Ipswich, resident Debenham. Son of Emma Eliza Aldous, of Gracechurch St., Debenham, Stowmarket, and the late G. Aldous. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Ipswich, resident with his parents, GFeorge and Emma E Aldous, in Church Row, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, at school, born Ipswich, resident with his widowed mother, Emma E Aldous, at 2, Chapel Row, Debenham, Suffolk. Buried in HEDAUVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row C. Grave 16.
ARTISS Frederick [William]
Private G/48823, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 15 August 1917. Aged 19. Youngest son of George and Charlotte Artiss, of Crows Hall Cottages, Debenham, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Winston, Suffolk, resident with his parents George and Charlotte in Debenham, Suffolk. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot H. Row 3. Grave 1.
ARTISS Montague [George]
Private G/13002, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 18 November 1916. Aged 27. Born 16 October 1889 in Winston, Suffolk, baptised 27 December 1899 at Winston, St. Andrew, son of George and Charlotte. Resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Artiss, of Bedingfield, Eye, Suffolk; husband of Catherine Mary Artiss (nee Cooke), of Hill Rd., Besthorpe, Attleborough, Norfolk, married 1915 in Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Winston, a Tailor Maker, visiting Ellen Howes in Queen's Road, Wymondham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.
BATCHELOR Arthur [Elton]
[Spelt BACHELOR on bioth memorials] Private 9687, 11h Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Ellen Clara Batchelor, of 13, Roydon Fen, Diss, Norfolk, and the late Walter Henry Batchelor. Born Norwich, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Norwich, resident with his mother, Ellen Calar Batcehlor in Debenham, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
BALAAM Francis [Ebenezer] aka Frank
Private 48530, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 17 May 1918. Aged 19. Born Aspall, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Ebenezer and Ann Balaam, of Aspall Rd., Debenham, Stowmarket. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Aspall, visiting George and Mary Ann Smith in Debenham, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Aspall, Suffolk, resident with his parents, Ebenezer and Ann Balaam, in Valley Cottages, Aspall, Hartismere, Suffolk. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 15.
BARRETT Frederick aka Fred
Private 17808, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1917. Aged 30. Born 10 October 1886 in Debenham, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Baptised 6 November 1887 in Debenham, St Mary, son of Charles and Caroline Barrett. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Debenham, an Assistant in Stables, resident with his parents, Charles and Caroline Barrett, in The Gashouse, Water Lane, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was a boarder, aged 24, born Debenham, a Farm Labourer, resident at Debenham, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
BUCKINGHAM Bertie
Private G/17511, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3 August 1917. Born Crauley, Eye, enlisted Eye, Suffolk, resident Scole, Norfolk. Formerly 22519, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Eye, resident with his parents, George and Mary Ann Buckingham, in Cranley Green, Eye, Hartismere, Suffolk. Attested 3 November 1915 at Bury St. Edmunds, resident Norwich Road, Scole, Norfolk, aged 19 years 3 months, a general Farm Labourer, unmarried, enlisted as 22519, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 35 inches, religious denomination Church of England, son of George Buckingham of Norwich Road, Scole, Norfolk, joined with10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment at Ely 2 November 1915, transferred to Training Reserve 1 September 1916, transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment 22 September 1916; posted to France 22 September 1916. All correrspondence with his father (his mother was dead) after his death was sent to Gas House Lane, Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45 and 47.
COLLINS Sedley [James]
Private 374991, 8th Battalion, London Regiment transferred to Machine Gun Corps 27 April 1917. Baptised 19 August 1883 at Debenham, St Mary. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Debenham, a Journeyman Miller, resident with his parents, James and Mary Ann Collins, at Collins's Cottages, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Debenham, a Miller, boarding at 42 Malva Road, Wandsworth, London S.W. Attested 7 February 1916 at Camberwell, enlisted 2 March 1917 aged 34 years 1 month. Suffered gunshot wounds in action to the right thigh 30 July 1917. Married Ellen Martha Poulson 25 February 1917 at Wandsworth. Discharged as no longer physically fit for war service 17 December 1917. *** Cannot locate any death details, if they exist then they will be out-of-service ***
COOK Nathaniel [Augustus]
Gunner 38464, 86th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in the Persian Gulf 31 December 1916. Born Occold, near Eye, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, resident Debenham, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Occold, Suffolk, resident with his parents, James and Sarah Cook, and his brother Noah (below), in Romewood Green Lane, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Occold, Suffolk, In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Occold, Suffolk, resident with his parents, James and Sarah Cook, in Kettle's Alley, Debenham, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 4 and 61.
COOK Noah [Stanley]
[Listed as Stnaley Noard COOK on SDGW and Cwgc] Private 8638, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born Occold, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. In the 1901 census he is aged 13, born Occold, a Yard Boy On Farm, resident with his parents, James and Sarah Cook, and his brother Nathaniel (above), in Romewood, Green Lane, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he is aged 22, born Occold, Suffolk, resident with his parents, James and Sarah Cook, in Kettle's Alley, Debenham, Suffolk. No kown grave. Commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25.
CRASKE [Edmund] Charles
[Spelt Edmond on his birth registration] Acting Farrier Sergeant 43847, 224th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 14 January 1917. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Ipswich. Son of Charles Edmund Craske, of Hill House, Monk Soham, Framlingham, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Debenham, a scholar, resident with his parents, Charles E and Rhoda E Craske, in Main Street, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXVI. Row R. Grave 9.
EADE Basil [Stanley]
Private 3/8902, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 26 April 1918. Aged 25. Born 9 September 1894 at Framsden, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. Bbaptised 26 May 1895 at Framsden, St Mary. Son of Frederick and Kate Ellen Eade, of 13, Back Lane, Debenham. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Framsden, Suffolk, a Bakrer's Man, resident with his parents, Frederick and Kate Ellen Eade, at 13 Back Lane, Debenham, Suffolk. Buried in DEBENHAM CEMETERY, Suffolk. Section I. Grave 21.
EMENY Arthur [William]
Private 22126, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Aged 19 Born 14 December 1898 Winston, Suffolk, resident Debenham, enlisted Ipswich. Baptised 21 May 1899 at Winston, St. Andrew, son of Frederick and Rosetta Emeny. Son of Rosetta Gillings (formerly Emeny), of Chestnut Cottages, Debenham, Stowmarket, and the late Frederick Emeny. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Winston, resident with his parents, Frederick and Rosetta Emeny, at Red House, Winston, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was a stepson, aged 12, born Winston, at school, resident with with his stepfather and mother, Robert and Rosetta Gillings, in Debenham, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.
GILLINGS George [Edward]
Private M2/047373, 9th Division Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 11 April 1918. Aged 31. Born and resident Debenham, Suffolk, enlisted Cardiff. Son of Edward and Mary Ann Gillings, of 4, Chapel Row, Debenham, Suffolk. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Suffolk, resident with his parents, Edward and Mary Ann Gillings, in Chapel Row, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Debenham, a Carrier's Porter, resident with his parents, Edward and Mary Ann Gillings, in Back Lane, Chapel Row, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord, France . Plot II. Row B. Grave 24.
GOWARD Frederick [Ernest A]
Private 18543, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Born King's Lynn, Norfolk, enlisted Stowmarket. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Surrey, resident with his grandparents. Joshua Wells and Mary J Carter, in Street, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was a baorder, aged 12, born Surrey, resident Church Row, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In 1912 he married Blanche L Brunning in the Bosmere Registration Ditrict, Suffolk. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row K. Grave 2.
HARVEY,MM William [Horace]
Lance Corporal 8747, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 August 1918. Aged 26 Born Debenham, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of William and Elizabeth M. Harvey, of 7, Chapel Row, Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). IN the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Debenham, resident with his widowed mother, Elizabeth Harvey, in Back Lane, Chapel Row, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. Buried in GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2, HEBUTERNE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row K. Grave 26.
HUGGINS Henry aka Harry
Guardsman 27505, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 7 December 1917. Born Mendlesham, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Mendlesham, resident with his parents, Thomas and Maria Huggins, in Stowmarket Road, Mendlesham, Hartismere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Mendlesham, a Tradesman Sweep, resident with his parents, Thomas and maria Clamp, ain Mendlesham, Suffolk. Married Stowmarket Road, Mendlesham, Hartismere, Suffolk in the October to December Quarter 1912 in Hartismere Registration District, Suffolk. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 32.
KERRY Frederick [James]
Private 203907, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 11 December 1917. Born Debenham, enlisted Ipswich. Baptised 18 April 1886 in Debenham, St Mary, son of James and Sarah Kerry. In the 1891 census he is aged 5, resident with his parents, James and Sarah Kerry, in Church Street, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Debenham, a Tailor, resident with his parents, James and Sarah Kerry, in Main Street, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the October to December Quarter 1909 he married Florence Hurren in Bosmere Registration District, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Debenham, married to Florence M Kerry, one son, resident Debenham, Suffolk. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section D. Grave 54.
LAFLIN Frank
Private 527596, 5th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 26 August 1918; at about 5.45 o'clock on the afternoon of August 26th, 1918, while with his stretcher squad working near the R.A.P. of the 19th Battalion, off the Arras Cambrai road near Monchy-le-Preux, and while engaged in guiding walking wounded to the motor ambulances, a shell exploded a few yards from him, and he was almost immediately killed. Aged 30. Born 8 May 1888 in Stoke, Suffolk. Son of Harry and Susan Laflin, of 45, Times Avenue, Toronto. Born at Stoke-by-Nayland, Colchester. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Suffolk, resident with his parents, Harry and Susan Laflin, in Park Street, Stoke by Nayland, Sudbury, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Suffolk, resident with his parents, Harry and Susan Laflin, in Cherry Tree Green, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. Married Amy F Rumsey in the October to December Quarter 1917 in Bosmere Registration District, Suffolk. His next of kin is listed as Mrs F Laflin (wife), c/o Mrs. Rumsey, High Street, Debenham, Suffolk. He attested 16 December 1915 at Toronto, Canada, and was passed fit 18 December 1915, Painter by trade, aged 27, height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 39 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Methodist. Buried in WINDMILL BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 2. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5300 - 20.
MARCHANT Charles [Frederick]
Gunner 71652, 296th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died from a shell wound to chest, back and head, 4 October 1918, at 12 Casualty Clearing Station, France. Aged 24. Born and resident Southwold Park, Eye, Suffolk, enlisted Aspall, Suffolk. Son of John Barker and Florence Marehant, of Athelington House, Athelington, Horsham, Suffolk. Wounded by gas, admitted to field hospital, 4 November 1917. Enlisted aged 21 years 11 months, height 6 feet 1½ inches, chest 35½ inches. He attested 24 January 1916 at Bury St. Edmunds, resident Red House Farm, Debenham, Stowmarket, aged 21 years 11 months, Farm Bailiff by trade, unmarried. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Southold, Suffolk, resident with his parents, John B and Florence Marchant, in Southolt Park, Southolt, Hoxne, Suffolk. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 19.
MARJORAM William
Private 42742, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 5 December 1917. Aged 26. Born and resident Debenham, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of Samuel Marjoram, of 10, Chapel Row, Debenham, Suffolk. Formerly 26619, Bedfordshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Debenham, resident with his parents, Samuel and Clara Marjoram, at Gull Farm, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Debenham, a Farm Labourer, resident with his parents, Samuel and Clara Marjoram, in Debenham, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 75 to 77.
MARSH John
*** Cannot locate any details *** In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Monks Shom, Suffolk, a Farm Labourer, resident with his widowed mother, Mary Marsh, in Debenham, Suffolk. Missing Marsh 18509 L-Cpl A (Debenham) - Reported 30 August 1916 in Suffolk and Essex Free Press. Wounded Shell-shock, Marsh 18509 L-Cpl A (Debenham) - Reported 08 November 1916 - Suffolk and Essex Free Press
MILLER Bertie
Private 12723, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 12 May 1917. Born 30 November 1891 in Debenham and enlisted Debenham, Suffolk. Baptised 18 September 1882 in Debenham, St. Mary, son of William and Mary Anne Miller. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Debenham, resident with his parents, William and Mary Anne Miller, in Main Street, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, bon Debenham, a Butcher's Assistant, resident with his parents in Debenham, Suffolk. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Military. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 2A.
PECK Spencer
Private G/34596, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 9 Paril 1917. Born and resident Debenham, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Debenmham, resident with his parents, Henry and Jane Peck, and his brother William (see below), at Market Bridge, Down Row, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Debenham, a Boot Maker, resident with his parents, Henry and Jane Peck, and his brother William (see below), in Debenham, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
PECK William
Wheeler/Corporal 97787, "C" Battery,. 91st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 November 1916. Born and enlisted Debenham, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Debenmham, resident with his parents, Henry and Jane Peck, and his brother Spencer (see above), at Market Bridge, Down Row, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Debenham, a Carpenter, resident with his parents, Henry and Jane Peck, and his brother Spencer (see above), in Debenham, Suffolk. Buried at GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row O. Grave 9.
RAY William Frederick
[Listed on memorial as Wilfred] Gunner 76002, 156th Heavy Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 3 June 1917. Aged 27 [CWGC states 17]. Born Walsham-Le-Willows, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, resident Debenham, Suffolk. Son of Robert and Sarah Ray, of Town House Cottages, Walsham-le-Willows, Bury St. Edmunds, previously lived in Camp Green Cottages, Debenham then Valley Farm, Forward Green, Earl Stonham. Attested 22 February 1916, aged 24 years 11 months, a Labourer, resident Pages Mill, Debenham, Suffolk, unmarried, height 5 feet 10½ inches, chest 39 inches. His medals were despatched to Mrs. Fanny Andrews, of Mill Cottage, Kenton Road, Debenham, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk, a Farm Labourer, resident with his parents, Robert and Sarah Ray, in Summer Road, Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk, listed as Wilfred Ray, resident with his parents, Robert and Sarah Ray, in Ham Row, Stowmarket, Stow, Suffolk. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Suffolk, listed as Wilfred Ray, resident with his parents, Robert and Sarah Ray, in Hall Street, Walsham Le Willows, Stow, Suffolk. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot III. Row D. Grave 7.
ROWE George
Private 3622, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 March 1916. Aged 27. Born 17 July 1890. Baptised 17 August 1890 at Debenham, St Mary. Enlisted Ipswich. Son of William Rowe and Lucy Hailes, his wife, of Cross Green, Debenham, Stowmarket. In the 1891 census he was aged under 1 year, resident with his parents William and Lucy Rowe, in Church Row, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In them 1901 census he was aged 11, born Debenham, attending school, resident with his stepfather and mother, William A and Lucy Hailes, in Cross Green, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In them 1911 census he was aged 20, born Debenham, a Farm Labourerl, resident with his stepfather and mother, William Alma and Lucy Hailes, in Debenham, Suffolk. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row N. Grave 23.
ROZIER Ernest
[Spelt ROSIER on SDGW and CWGC and Census] Private 20410, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27 September 1916. Aged 34. Born Debenham, Suffolk, enlisted Stowmarket. Son of Mrs. Mary Rosier, of Gracechurch St., Debenham, Suffolk. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, a scholar, resident with his parents, David and Mary Rosier in Debenham Road, Crowfield, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Debenham, a Farmer's Son, resident with his parents, David and Mary Rosier, at Keethes Farm, Mickfield, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Debenham, resident with his widowed mother, Mary Roiser in race Church Street, Debenham, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
RUFFLES Stanley [William]
Private G/77203, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 1 May 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Debenham, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of William and Emma Ruffles, of Waterloo House, Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk. Formerly 75613, Training Reserve. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born debenham, resident with his parents, William and Emma Ruffles, in High Street, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Debenham. resident with his widowed mother, Emma Ruffles, in Debenham, Suffolk. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row Q. Grave 47.
SNELL Frank [A]
Private 5122, 2nd Battalion, Prince Of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Killed in action 20 October 1918. Aged 38. Born Belderstone (sic), Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of James Snell; husband of Dorothy E. Denny (formerly Snell)(nee Eade), of The Cottage, Bellwell, Debenham, Suffolk, married 1915; brother of Reginald (below).Formerly 34576, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, a scholar, resident with his widowed father, James Snell, in Street, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Bildeston, Suffolk, a Tailors Apprentice, resident with his parents, James and Lucy Snell, in Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Bildeston, Suffolk, a Tailor Maker, resident with his parents, James and Lucy Snell, in Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium . Plot V. Row B. Grave 13.
SNELL Reginald [Frederick]
Corporal 8214, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1915. Aged 21. Born Debenham, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of James and Lucy Snell, of Gracechurch St., Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk; brother of Frank (above). Enlisted 1911. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Debenham, Suffolk, resident with his parents, James and Lucy Snell, in Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
TAYLOR Horace
Private 40285, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 11 October 1916. Aged 39. Born Debenham, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of Frederick and Sarah Taylor, of Gracechurch St., Debenham, Suffolk. In the 1881 census he was aged 4, a scholar, born Debenham, resident with his parents, Frederick and Sarah Taylor, in The Street, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1891 census he was aged 14, resident with his parents, Frederick and Sarah Taylor, in Back Lane, Debenham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, born Debenham, a Labourer Roadwork And C And Odd-Jobman, resident with his father, Frederick Taylor, in Grace Church Street, Debenham, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
WOOLNOUGH Alfred [Ernest]
Private 200885, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 August 1916. Aged 26. Enlisted Ipswich. Son of Harry and Ellen Woolnough, of Gracechurch St., Debenham, Stowmarket. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, and the 1901 census aged 11, born Great Glemham, Suffolk, resident with his parents, Harry and Ellen Woolnough, at Sand Pit Hall, Low Road, Great Glemham, Plomesgate, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Great Glemham, a farm Labourer, resident with his parents, Harry and Ellen Woolnough, at Street Farm, Great Glemham, Suffolk. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot XXXV. Row J. Grave 3.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
ALSO OF THOSE
OF THIS PARISH
SECOND GREAT WAR
1939-1945
BALAAM Edward [George]
Private 5828591, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prionser of War 12 July 1943. Aged 23. Son of Ernest Edward and Rossetta Harriet Balaam; husband of Christina Rose Mary Balaam, of Capel St. Mary, Suffolk. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B3. Row Q. Grave 9.
BROOM Bertie
possibly Herbert Edward BROOM, Lance Corporal 5828457, 287 Field Company, Royal Engneers. Died 24 July 1943. Aged 23. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B6. Row A. Grave 4.
DENNY Christopher [Robert]
Guardsman 2618303, 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 28 April 1943. Aged 24. Son of Robert and Dorothy E. Denny; husband of Isabel Jessie Denny, of Debenham, Suffolk. Buried in MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot I. Row H. Grave 17.
OFFORD Sidney
No further information currently available
PIPE Harry [Ernest]
Lance Corporal 5832206, Corps of Military Police. Died 25 August 1943. Aged 29. Son of William and Agnes Selina Pipe; husband of Mary Sutherland Pipe, of Debenham, Suffolk. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot 23. Row H. Grave 19.
SMITH Sidney [Charles]
Private 7646360, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 5 July 1941. Aged 31. Son of Charles and Florence Smith, of Debenham, Suffolk; husband of Rosie Cicely Smith. No known grave. Commemorated at BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 19. Column 2.

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