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DUNWICH WAR MEMORIAL

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

The War Memorial is situated at the side of the road oppositethe churchyard. It takes the form of a Celctic Cross on a stepped base, all made from granite. There are ten names for World War 1 and one for World War 2. The original memorial was unveiled 16th May 1920 and reported in the East Anglian Daily Times 22nd May 1920.

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR JUSTICE AND RIGHT IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

ALEXANDER

William George

Private 405161, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). Died 15/09/1916. Age 35. Son of William G. Alexander of Henton. husband of Charlotte Alexander of 16 Albert Avenue, Mimico Beach, Ontario. Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial

BARNE

Miles

DSO. Major, 1st Suffolk Yeomanry, attached Scots Guards. Died 17/09/1917. Age 43. Son of Lt Col St John Barne and Lady Constance Barne of Sotterley Hall, Wangford. husband of Violet E Barne of Sotterley Hall, Wangford. Buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery

BARNE

Seymour

MC. Captain, 20th Hussars, attached Royal Flying Corps. Died 23/04/1917. Buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension

LARTER

John

Driver 95036, 25th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 27/05/1917. Husband of Lilian A Larter of 55 Upper Cliff Road, Gorleston. on. Sea, Great Yarmouth. Resident of Dunwich. Buried at Kandahar Farm Cemetery

LINGWOOD

Edward St Hilary

Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 03/05/1917. Age 24. Son of Alice Mary Lingwood of Westleton and the late Edward Thomas Lingwood. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial. 2. 2nd Lt Lingwood is also commemorated on the Westleton War Memorial

SHEPPARD

James Baggott

Gunner 85538, C Battery, 250th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 13/04/1918. Age 28. Son of Samuel and Alice Jane Sheppard of Dunwich, born at Westleton. Buried at Picquigny British Cemetery. Gunner Sheppard is also commemorated on the Westleton War Memorial

SWAN

Ernest John

Private 34860, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1917. Born Dunwich. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

THORNTON

Leonard

Gunner 85540, C Battery, 78th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 28/04/1917. Age 21. Son of John Thornton of Dunwich. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Also commemorated on the Yoxford War Memorial

WEBB

Noel William Ward

MC and Bar. Captain, 70th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 16/08/1917. Age 20. Son of William Trego Webb and Isabel Mary Webb of 7 Scarsdale Villas, Kensington, London. Commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial. Formed at South Farnborough on 22 April 1916, Number 70 Squadron was the first RFC Squadron to fly the Sopwith 1. Strutter. The unit transferred to Fienvillers in France one Flight at a time such was the gravity of the situation between May and August 1916 to take up fighter patrols. As the Germans perfected their tactics, losses on the Squadron rose, and a year later the Squadron converted to the more capable Camels

WEBB

Paul Frederic Hobson

Lieutenant, 27th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 07/07/1918. Age 29. Son of William Trego Webb and Isabel Mary Webb of 5 Alma Terrace, Kensington, London. Buried at Huby. St Leu British Cemetery. Formed at Hounslow on 5 November 1915 from a nucleus provided by No. 24 Squadron, No.27 became the first squadron to be fully equipped with the Martinsyde G100 'Elephant'. Although intended as a fighter, the aircraft found itself more suited to reconnaissance and bombing missions after moving to France in March 1916. It wasn't until the autumn of 1917 that DH4 light bombers replaced the G100s, and these remained with the Squadron for the remainder of the war. In March1919, the Squadron returned to the UK and disbanded in January 1920

THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH

1939-1945

BREWER

John Harrison

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1604493, 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27/09/1943. Buried at Hanover War Cemetery. 166 Squadron was re. formed in January 1943, at Kirmington, Lincolnshire, as a bomber squadron. It remained based at Kirmington throughout the remainder of the war and, flying Wellingtons and Lancasters, participated in many major raids, and also played an active part in Gardening (mine-laying)

Last updated 28 September, 2006

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