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DENSTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Russell Edwards; researched Martin Edwards 2006

Denston war memorial can be found on the village green in Denston. It takes the form of a Celtic Cross with a hexagonal shaft and base. It contains 12 names for World War 1. It was initially unveiled in December 1921 and reported in the East Anglian Dialy Times 15th December 1921.

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TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

CARTER

William [Pearce]

Private G/35159, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 13th November 1916. Aged 32. Born Denston, enlisted Bury St Edmund's, resident Newmarket. Son of Jaazaniah and Janet Carter, of Denston, Newmarket. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 53.

COOKE

William

15 Suffolks probably William COOKE, Private 26600. 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th August 1916. Born and enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Buried in AGNY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 42.

MOORE

George

Private 35163, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born and resident Denston, enlisted Holloway. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

ORBELL

Douglas

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th September 1918. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row M. Grave 5.

ORBELL

James

Private G/17575, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th September 1916. Born Denston, enlisted Cantebury, Kent.

RUTTER

Leonard [Alfred]

Rifleman 44791, 18th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 3rd October 1918. Born and resident Denston, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Formerly TR/9/72788, 25th Battalion, Training Reserve. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row L. Grave 4.

TAYLOR

Arthur

Lance Corporal 34766, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1918. Born Cavendish, enlisted Wickhambrook, resident Denston. Formerly 25073, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BRANCOURT-LE-GRAND-MILITARY CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 7.

TAYLOR

Walter

[Listed as 2nd Suffolks on memorial] Private 26621, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 17th October 1916. Born and resident Denston, enlisted Coventry, Warwickshire. Formerly 18307, Dorsetshire Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A.

TWITCHETT

Frank

Private 151979, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 4th September 1916. Aged 24. Born 22nd April 1896 in Suffolk. Son of Charles and Ellen Twitchett, of Top Green, Denston, Newmarket, Suffolk. Labourer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 11th November 1915 at Brandon, Canada, aged 19 years 7 months, height 5 feet 11½ inches, girth 42 inches, complexion ruddy, eyes grey, hair dark; religion Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9858 - 4

TWITCHETT

Walter

Private 60800, 15th/17th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 22nd April 1918. Born Denston, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Buried in LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE, Nord, France. Plot 4. Row C. Grave 12.

WHITEROD

Archibald 'Arch'

Private G/35158, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 28th February 1917. Born and resident Denston, enlisted Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

Last updated 29 September, 2006

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