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EARL SOHAM 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 outside the churchyard. It takes the form of a Latin Cross on a three stepped base, all made from granite. There are twenty names for World War 1 and five for World War 2. The original memorial was unveiled 18th July 1920 and reported in the East Anglian Daily Times 19th July 1920.

TO THE VICTORIOUS DEAD

1914-1918

ABBAY

Marmaduke J N

Captain, 87th Punjabis, attached 47th Sikhs. Died 10/05/1915. Age 29. Son of the late Rev Canon Richard Abbay and Janet Abbay of Earl Soham Rectory. Buried at Earl Soham Cemetery. Captain Abbay is recorded as being of Indian nationality due to his service in the Indian Army, details of his death are not recorded

BALDWIN

Albert

Gunner 22043, 24th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 11/05/1917. Age 32. Son of George and Anna Baldwin of Town Corner, Earl Soham. Buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe

BRIDGES

Alfred John

Private 8660, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 03/07/1916. Age 25. Son of Mrs Ellen Archer of Town Corner, Earl Soham. Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

BROWN

Abram

Private 134, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/04/1919. Age 26. Son of the late Robert and Alice Brown. Buried at Earl Soham Cemetery. Private Brown’s death is recorded at Ipswich

BROWN

William

Private 32561, 5th Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 03/05/1917. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

GLASSON

Walter

Private 12157, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1916. Born at Earl Soham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

GLASSON

William George

Driver 63371, 3rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 01/11/1914. Born Framlingham. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

HALL

Ephraim James

Driver 103170, Lahore Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 30/11/1916. Age 21. Son of William and Harriet Hall of Earl Soham. Buried at Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension

HALL

Jimmy James Ernest

Private 49212, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 25/09/1918. Son of Mr W Hall of Little Green, Earl Soham. Buried at Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension

HALL

Stanley James

Private 201198, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 22/10/1918. Son of William and Harriet Hall of Earl Soham. Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

HALL

Walter

Gunner 63764, 93rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 01/11/1918. Born in, and resident of, Earl Soham. Buried at Wassigny Communal Cemetery

NEWSON

Frederick Norman

Private 5358, 2nd/1st Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 19/07/1916. Age 19. Son of Oliver and Grace Newson, of Earl Soham. Buried at Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue

O’DONNELL

Ralph

Second Lieutenant, 61st (Burman) Indian Labour Company, Indian Labour Corps. Died 28/03/1918. Age 53. Son of J W O'Donnell CE (Dept of Public Works, India) and Rosabella O'Donnell of Ireland, Resident of Earl Soham. Buried at Blargie Communal Cemetery Extension. Lt O’Donnell served in the Burma Campaign 1887-89. A retired officer of the Burma Military Police. Volunteered for active service on the outbreak of War

POTKIN

Charles William James

Private 28831, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 04/10/1916. Buried at Struma Military Cemetery

READ

William John

Private 201231, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/08/1916. Age 25. Son of Mr G Read of Bridge Street, Earl Soham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

ROGERS

Augustus

Gunner 60754, 82nd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 29/04/1916. Born in Stowmarket. resident of Earl Soham. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial

WARNER

Reginald

Rifleman 55703, Rifle Brigade, posted to 2nd/10th London Regiment. Died 26/09/1918. Age 18. Son of Samuel and Annie Warner of The Street, Earl Soham. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

WARNER

William

Private 104690, 29th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died 06/05/1918. Age 23. Youngest son of Walter and Mary Warner of Little Green, Earl Soham. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

WATSON

John O’Donnell

Corporal 20537, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 22/04/1915. Age 29. Son of Mrs F Watson of The Terrace, Earl Soham, Born in Kildare, Ireland. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

1939-1945

BAXTER

Alan John

Leading Aircraftman 1392607, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 09/11/1942. Age 19. Son of Mary Jane Baxter and stepson of H G Lawes of Ipswich. Buried at Earl Soham Cemetery. Leading Aircraftman Baxter was killed in a training accident while undergoing training to be a navigator

BROWNE

Robert Harold Percy

Lieutenant(S) Royal Navy, HMS Hood. Died 24/05/1941. Age 23. Son of the Venerable Thomas Robert Browne, Archdeacon of Ipswich and Ellen Gertrude Browne of Elmsett Rectory. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. On 24th May 1941, the battle cruiser HMS Hood, together with HMS Prince of Wales, engaged the German Battleship Bismark and the Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen in the Denmark Straights. HMS Hood received several direct hits and blew up, only 3 of her 1,418 crew survived

KETTLE

George William

Private 5835513, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died Between 14/02/1942 and 15/02/1942. Age 32. Buried at the Kranji War Cemetery

MAYHEW

Edward John

Guardsman 2738421, 3rd Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 27/05/1944. Age 29. Son of George and Agnes Rose Mayhew. nephew of Mrs E M Durrant of Forest Hill, London. Buried at Caserta War Cemetery, Italy

RAWLINGS

Albert Edward

Private 5825631, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 29/05/1940. Age 27. Son of Albert James Rawlings and S. Rawlings of Earl Soham. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial

Last updated 28 September, 2006

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