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EAST BERGHOLT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Last 2008
extra information and verification Martin Edwards

The East bergholt memorial is in the form of a stone cross on a three stone plinth there are no names inscribed on it. It stands at the junction of the B1070 and Flatford Lane, opposite the church, St Mary the Virgin. It takes the form of a Calvary Cross with a figure of Christ and was deciated by Rev. C Powell and unveiled by Major-general I C B Vesey on 17th July 1921. The memorial cost £37, the architect was Mr C E Eden and the builder Mr E E Saunders, the sponsor was Miss Calvert; details appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times 18th July 1921. The names are to be found on the a large Portland stone in the form of plaque inside the church on the right hand side. It was unveiled 1st August 1920; the masons were Messrs W farmer & Brindley and the architect Sir Thomas Graham Jackson. There are 65 names listed for World War 1, the inscription is on a brass plaque affixed to the memorial. There is a further memorial in St Mary's Church for those who died in World War 2 which lists 13 names; it was unveiled 14th July 1948 and takes the form of a Portland Stone plaque.

Photographs copyright © Michael Last 2008

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF MEN OF EAST
BERGHOLT WHO GAVE
THEY LIVES FOR KING
AND COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914- 1918.

ABBOTT

Albert

Private 43345, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action on the 16 August 1916. Enlisted Manningtree. Formerly 1300, Suffolk Cyclist Regiment. In the 1911census he is listed as Albert Joseph Abbott, son of Alice Abbott (a widow), ged 14, performing Shepherd Work, born Brantham, resident Holly Cottages, East Bergholt, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and face 1 C and 2A.

ARMITAGE

Algernon Henry John James

Lance corporal 72269, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 26 June 1915. Aged 30. Born Clapton, Middlesex, enlisted Colchster, resident East Hergholt. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Armitage, of Bergholt Rd, Cattawade, Manningtree, Essex; husband of A. C. Baker (formerly Armitage) of Oakleigh the Croft, Bures, Suffolk. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 51.

BANTHORP

Arthur Herbert

Lieutenant Colonel, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died on the 18 June 1918 at Northhampton while commanding Regimental Depot. Aged 55. Son of Capt Barthorp (10th Hussars) and Caroline Barthorp, of Woodcote, East Bergholt. Born at Scarborough. Buried in East Bergholt Cemetery, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Grave reference “C“. 15. 26.

BARBER

Ernest Edward

Private 6479, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 6 October 1914. Aged 33. Son of George Barber, of Park Farm, East Bergholt; husband of Mary Helena Barber, of Park Rd., East Bergholt, Suffolk. Buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles. Plot/Row/Section 2. Grave 1.

BARTHORP

Michael Arthur Raymond

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 20 July 1916. Aged 19. Son of Florence Elezabeth Barthorp, of Woodcote, East Bergholt, and the late Lt. Col. Arthur Herbert Barthorp (name also on the memorial, father and son). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and face 11A and 11D.

BOORE

James Edgar

Private 32641, 11th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 35. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Ipswch. Son of Mrs. Sylvia S. Boore, of Gaston St., East Bergholt, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial. Panel 48 and 49.

BROOKE

Herbert Thomas

Lance Cpl (Private?) 202346, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13 May 1920. Prisoner of war. Buried in East Bergholt Cemetery, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Grave reference “C “14. 34.

BUCK

Charles Melville

[Listed as Royal Air Force on memorial] Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers and Royal Flying Corps. Died 24 January 1917. Aged 22. Only son of Sir Edward J. and Lady Buck, of Simla and Delhi, India. Buried in Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row H. Grave 12.

CASEY

John Patrick

Private 0/1728, Royal Ordnance Corps. Died 21 January 1919. Husband of Mary Casey, of Mill Farm, East Bergholt. Buried in East Bergholt Cemetery, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Grave reference “C”. 5. 8.

CLARKE

Arthur Pleasance

[Spelt CLARK on SDGW] Rifleman A/200947, 21st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 9 February 1917. Born 15 June 1874 in East bergholt and baptised as Pleasensr Arthur Clarke 2 August 1874. Enlisted Colchester, resident Glemsford. Illegitimate son of Charlotte Clarke. Cousin of Sydney Herbert Clarke (below). Formerly 4626, Essex Regiment. Buried at La Clytte Military Cemetery. Plot 11. Row B. Grave 25.

CLARKE

Edward Maurice

Private 16774, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 6 October 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Est Bergolt, enlisted Colchester. Youngest son of Isaac and the late Emmeline Clarke, of East Bergholt Suffolk. Buried in Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. Plot B. Row 15. Grave 52.

CLARKE

Felix William

Able Seaman 184591 (R.F.R./CH/B./5010), H.M.S. “India”, Royal Navy. Died 8 August 1915. Buried at Fredrikstad Military Cemetery.

Note: H.M.S. INDIA. Hired by the Admiralty for service as an armed merchant cruiser and served in the 10th Cruiser Squadron, on the 08 August 1915 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-22 off the island of Holligvaer near Bodo, Norway. She sunk with the loss of 10 offices and 105 ratings. The surviving 22 offices 119 men were taken to Norvik by Gotaland by H.M. Armed Trawler Saxon.

CLARKE

Joseph

Private 8285, 11th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 10 January 1915. Born Burnt Oak, Essex, enlisted Colchester. In the 1911 census Joseph Clark is aged 23, son of Walter and Mary Ann Clark, a Factory hand, born East bergholt and living with his family at Burnt Oak, East Bergholt, Colchester. Buried in Dartmouth (Longcross) Cemetery, Devon. Grave 146.

CLARKE

Sydney Herbert

Lance corporal 16513, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6 June 1915. Aged 25. Born East Bergholt, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Mr and Mrs. Charles Clarke, of East Bergholt; husband of Mrs. Clarke, of Ipswich. Cousin of Arthur Pleasance Clarke (above). Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 70.

CLIFTON

Fred

Private 5320, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 8 May 1917. Born and enlisted Colchester, resident Bergholt. Buried in Ste. Catherine British Cemetery. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 5.

CLIFTON

Max

Sergeant 829, 20th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died of wounds 9 April 1918 received at Peronne. Aged 24. Born East Bergholt, Suffolk. Son of Charles and Susan Clifton; husband of Margaret Ann Clifton of “Canberra,” Moore St., Campsie, New South Wales. Groom by trade. Educated ath the public school, East Bergholt. Emigrated aged 17. Five of his brothers were fighting with the British Forces, one recieved the D.S.O. & M.M. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, son of Charles and Susan Clifton, profession Framing, born East bergholt and resident with his parents near Rectory Hill, East Bergholt. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 15. See Australian Roll of Honour

COLE

Arthur

Chief Stoker 276124, H.M.S. Turbulent," Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1 June 1916. Aged 40. Born 21 January 1875 in Capel St Mary, Suffolk. Long service and Good Conduct medal. Son of John Cole, of East Bergholt; husband of Kate Hastings (formerly Cole), of 283 Norwich Rd., Ipswich. Awarded East and West Africa Medal (Benin Expedition). No known grave. Commmeorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 17.

Note: H.M.S. TUBULENT, Talisman Class Destroyer, she was sunk at the battle of Jutland 31st May - 1st June 1916 the leading German ship crash into the Turbulent she was the last ship in the line sinking with all hands.

CONWAY

Frank John

Private 19228, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 September 1915. Born East Bergholt, enlisted Colchester. Formerly 25306, Hussars of the Line. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

COUSINS

Arthur Charles

Private 13262, 116th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Ipswich. Formerly 26686, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

CROSBY

Ernest

possibly Ernest Leonard Crosby, Private 109922, 2/7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died in Russia 29 October 1918. Born Beaumont, Essex, enlisted Ipswich, resident Clafton-on-Sea. Buried in Archangel Allie Cemetery, Russian Federation. Plot C. Joint Grave 6.

CUTTINGS

Leslie

[Listed as CUTTING on SDGW] Private 69276 6th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Brantham, enlisted Ipswich, resident East Bergholt. Son of Mr. And Mrs. G. W. Cuttings, of East End, East Bergholt. Formerly 24470, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy. Plot II. Row B. Grave 13.

DALE

Abram

Private 14167, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 26 May 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Colchester. Son of Abram and Esther Dale, of 11, Box Iron, East Bergholt, Suffolk. (The third of 3 sons to fall). In the 1911 census he was aged 16, son of Charles Bram and Esther Dale, a Farm Labourer, born East Bergholt, resident with his parents at High Trees Cottages, East Bergholt; brother of William and John (below). Buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery. Plot II. Row D. Grave 25.

DALE

Jack

Private, Royal Fusiliers – No further information currently available

DALE

John

Private 20653, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in acrion 30 November 1917. Aged 18. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Charles Abram and Esther Dale, of 11, Box Iron, East Bergholt. (The second son of 3 to fall). In the 1911 census he was aged 13, son of Charles Bram and Esther Dale, a Farm Labourer, born East Bergholt, resident with his parents at High Trees Cottages, East Bergholt; brother of William (below) and Abram (above). No known grave. Commemorated on CambraI Memorial, Louverval. Panel 2.

DALE

Robert Charles

Private 3857, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 29 August 1916. Son of Charles and Ellen Dale, of East Bergholt, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

DALE

William John

Private 73037, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 10 October 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Charles Abram and Esther Dale of 11, Box Iron, East Bergholt (The first of three sons to fall). Formerly 24453, Northamptonshire Regiment. IN the 1911 census he is the son of Charles Baram and Esther Dale, aged 14, a Domestic Gardener, born East Bergholt, resident with his parents at High Trees Cottages, East Bergholt; brother of John and Abram (above). Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Section P. Plot III. Row F. Grave 7B.

FENN

Arthur

Able seaman R/435, Nelson Battalion Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Died 15 April 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial. Bay 1.

GARDNER

William Arthur

Lance Corporal 7042, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 36. Born Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, enlisted Derby, resident East Bergholt. Son of William and Louisa Gardner, of Highlands Cottage, East Bergholt. Served in the South African campaign. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11A.

GOODCHILD

Henry Walter

Lance Corporal, 60371, 101st Company, Labour Corps. Died 13 May 1918. Born Capel, enlisted Ipswich, resident East Bergholt. Formerly Private 27009, 34th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Section P. Plot XI. Row I. Grave 12A.

HARVEY

Walter

Private Australian Imperial Force. probably Walter HARVEY, Private 3238, 29th Battalion (Infantry), Australian Infantry (A.I.F.). Killed in action in Belgium between 26 and 27 September 1917. Resident Essendon, Australia. His attestaion papers state he enlisted 20 January 1916 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, he was born Washbrook, Suffolk, 25 years 10 months, a Gardner. Son of George Harvey, Home Farm East Bergholt, Suffolk. Joined 29th Battalion 20 January 1916. Disembarked from "BERRIMA" at Devonport 22 August 1916, proceeded overeas to France on SS Onward from Folkestone 12 November 1916. Wounded in action 2 March 1917, admitted to Field hospital with gunshot wounds to left leg 2 March 1917, admitted to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen 4 March 1917. Rejoined unit as ex-wounded 21 April 1917. Served with unit until his death. Height 5 feet 7¼ inches, wieght 168lbs, chest 36-38 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown; religious denomination Church of England. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Passchendaele, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 11. See Australian Roll of Honour

HICKS

Joseph William

Private 301126, 1st/7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died in Palestine 23 December 1917. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Colchester. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery. Plot XXII. Row E. Grave 7.

HICKS

Stanley Frederick

Sergeant 47869, 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 11 August 1916. Aged 26. Son of F. A. and P. Hicks; husband of Mabel A. R. Hicks, of 4, Clyde Terrace, Steyning, Sussex. Buried in East Bergholt Cemetery, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Grave Reference “C.” 13. 43.

JACKSON

Ernest James

Private G/17962, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 27. Born East Bergholt, enlisted Ipswich. Son of William and Susannah Jackson, of Ivy Cottage, Heath Rd, East Bergholt, husband of the late Emily Jackson. Formerly 6274, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery. Plot VI. Row J. Grave 14.

JENNINGS

John ‘Jack’ Gilderdale

Major attached 6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died 10 August 1915. Aged 37. Son of the late Gen. Sir Robert Melvill Jennings, K.C.B.; husband of Adeline Braund Jennings, of 1, Hyde Park Terrace, London. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial Turkey. Panel 190 to 196.

Additional details show he attended the United Services Collage as a pupil or member of staff, one of its well know pupils being Rudyard Kiping from 1878-- 1882.

Note: 9th August 1915 the 6th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers took part in the attempt to recapture Scimtar Hill and to manage to gain some ground but experienced ferocious resistance from the Turks that eventual forced the British to withdraw, the same date that he died.

Plaque within St Mary's Church.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MAJOR JOHN GILDERDALE JENNINGS
MAJOR 6TH PUNJABIS ATTACHED TO
6TH ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS
WHO FELL LEADING HIS MEN TO
THE ATTACK ON CHOCOLATE HILL
SUVLA BAY GALLIPOLI
ON AUGUST 9TH 1915
AGED 39 YEARS

 

Born: Sitapur, Oudh, India (23/4/1876).
Age: 37 Date of Death: 10/08/1915 Cause: Died of Wounds.
Previous Military Service: Gazetted as a 2nd Lieut. unattached List 5 Aug. 1896; posted to the Indian Army 6 Oct. 1897; promoted Lieut. 5 Nov. 1898, Capt. 5 Aug 1905, and Major 5 Aug. 1914. Served on the N. W. Frontier (1897-98), including actions at Malakand, operations in Bangaur and those in Mohmand; served in the Tirah Campaign, operations in the Bara Valley (7-14 Dec 1897) & in China in 1900. During 1901-02 he took part in the Waziristan Expedition on the N. W. Frontier.
Family Notes: Eldest son of, Agnes Mary (nee Gilderdale) Jennings and the late Gen. Sir Robert Melvill Jennings, K.C.B.; husband of, Adeline Braund Jennings, of 1, Hyde Park Terrace, London (married on 18 April 1912 in London).
Education: Educated at Westward Ho College, Devon, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

The “Morning Post” announces unofficially that Major John Gilderdale Jennings, 66th Punjabis attached 6th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers has died of wounds on the Battlefield on August 10th at the Dardanelles. He was the elder son of General Sir Robert and Lady Jennings. The Hermitage, East Bergholt. The Freeman’s Journal, 8 October 1915.

Jennings John Gilderdale, Major, 66th Punjabis, I.A., attd., 6th (Service) Battn. The Royal Dublin Fusiliers, elder son of Son of, the late Gen. Sir Robert Melvill Jennings, of The Hermitage, East Bergholt, Co. Suffolk, K.C.B., C.B., I.A., formerly 6th K.E.O. Cavalry, by his wife Agnes Mary, dau. of the late Rev. John Smith Gilderdale, formerly Chaplain of All Saints, Dresden, Saxony: b. Sitapur, Oudh, India, 23 April 1876; educ. Westward Ho College, Devon, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.; gazetted 2nd Lieut. unattached List 5 Aug. 1896; posted to the Indian Army 6 Oct. 1897; promoted Lieut. 5 Nov. 1898, Capt. 5 Aug 1905, and Major 5 Aug. 1914; served (1) on the North-West Frontier of India 1897-98, including actions at Malakand, operations in Bangaur and those in Mohmand (Medal with Clasp); (2) in the Tirah Campaign 1897-98, operations in the Bara Valley 7 to 14 Dec. 1897 (Clasp); (3) in China 1900 (Medal); (4) on the North-West Frontier of India, taking part in the Waziristan Expedition 1901-02; (5) in the European War 1914, where he served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at the Dardanelles, attached to the 6th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and was killed in action during the attack on Chocolate Hill, Suvla Bay, 10 Aug. 1915, while leading his men after he had been wounded three times. Buried near where he fell. He m. at St. Mark’s, North Audley Street, London, 18 April 1912, Adeline Braun, widow of Dr. Charles Forrester of Cairo, and dau. of James Hartnoll and had two children; John Melvill, b. 2 Feb. 1913, and Suzanne b. 25 April 1917 (d. 23 June 1917). De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, Part 2, Page 184.

Special Notes: Major Jennings is not listed on the Irish War Memorial records. It would appear that there was confusion with regards to his date of death as the family memorial plague gives his date of death as 9th August 1915; the CWGC and the newspaper reference and De Ruvigny’s give the date as 10th August 1915. Grave/Memorial: Panel 255. Helles Memorial.

Note the entry for the birth of Suzanne "25 April 1917" thats how de Ruvigny's show it, strange one.

 

LIAS

Ronald John Mortlock

Lieutenant, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 23 February 1916. Aged 26. Son of the Rev. J. J. Lias (Chancellor of Llanduff Cathedral) and Mrs. M. B. Lias, of The Lodge, Abington, Cambridge. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery. Plot I. Row I. Grave 5.

MAY

Bertie David

Private G/29002, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Bury St Eedmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

MEAD

Charles Arthur

Private 24166, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 24. Born East Bergholt, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Mr. C. H. and Mrs. E. A. Mead, of Elm Rd., East Bergholt. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4

MOSS

Arthur Alan

Private 101280, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Died in Egypt 18 December 1917. Born East Bergholt, enlisted Wrexham, resident Little Acton, Wrexham. Son of Lucy Moss, of Livery Stables, East Bergholt. Formerly 17915, 4th Battalion, R.C.R. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section F. Grave 19.

MOSS

Herbert Frank

Second Lieutenant, 132nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 30 August 1918. In the 1901 census he is the son of William and Lucy Moss, aged 13, born East Bergholt, resident with his parents in Street, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Buried in Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 10.

MOWER

Edwin

Private 6286, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 1 October 1915. Aged 29. Son of the late John Mower; husband of Ellen Calver (formerly Mower), of Little, Dodnash farm, Bentley, Suffolk. Buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery. Plot II. Row H. Grave 4.

NEVILLE

Robert William

Private 19783, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 23 October 1918. Aged 37. Born East Bergholt, wnlisted Salsibury, resident Slichester. Husband of Maude Neville, of “Gorselands”, Silchester, Reading. Commemorated on the Screen Wall of Leicester Welford Rd, Cemetery. Reference O1. 208

NORTON

Caleb Joseph

Driver (Sapper) 136573, 15th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 12 February 1917. Born and resident East Bergholt, nlisted Ipswich. Buried in Bray Military Cemetery. Plot II. Row A. Grave 40.

NUNN

George

Private 60342, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 19 February 1917. Aged 25. Son of Thomas Nunn, of Station Rd, Manningtree, Essex; husband of Amelia Agnes Spurgin (formerly Nunn), 70, East Hill, Colchester. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Section O. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 5.

PASKELL

David

Private 8952, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16 January 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr. H. H. and D. A. Paskell, of Long Rd, East Bergholt. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

PECK

Eric Harold

Private 43689, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Aged 20. Born East Bergholt, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Walter and Jane Peck, of Fen Cottage, East Bergholt. Formerly 24483 Northamptonshire Regiment. His brother Leonard Walter also died in service. Buried in Luke Copse British Cemetery, Puisieux. Grave 23.

PECK

Herbert

Lance Corporal 12846, 11th Battalion formerly 16th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Colchester. Son of Mr. And Mrs. R. Peck of White Horse Rd, East Bergholt. Commemorated on Special Memorial B. 6. in Vaulx Hill Cemetery.

PECK

Leonard Walter

Corporal 22159, 83rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 11 May 1919. Aged 27. Son of Walter and Jane Peck, of Fen Cottage, East Bergholt. Croix de Guerre, brother of Eric Harold also died. Buried in East Bergholt Cemetery, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Grave Reference “U”. 1. 32.

SALMON

Hugh Leonard

Private 15355, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Colchester. Son of Edmund Hugh Salmon, of Heath Rd, East Bergholt. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

SAUNDERS

John Frederick

Private R.A.S.C. - No further information currently available

SHARPE

Jasper Henry Frederick

Private 35482, 4th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) transferred to 67006, 112th Battalion, Labour Corps. Died 16 February 19. Aged 22. Son of Mr, and Mrs. A. Sharpe, of East Bergholt. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 20.

SOUTHGATE

Frederick

Private 12583, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born Ipswich, enlisted Colchester, Essex. IN the 1911 census he is a boarder, aged 20, a Factory Hand, born Ipswich, resident East End, East Bergholt; brother of Walter (below). No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial. Panel 28 to 30.

SOUTHGATE

Walter

Private 12584 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 9 May 1915. Born Lawford, Suffolk, enlisted Colchester. In the 1911 census he was a boarder, aged 15, Help in Garden, born Lawford, Essex, resident East End, East Bergholt; brother of Frederick (above). No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 7.

SOUTHGATE

William Henry

Sergeant, Kings Royal Rifle Corps - probably Henry SOUTHGATE, Rifleman 7869, 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died in the Balkans 1 July 1916. Aged 28. Born St Clements, Ipswich, enlisted Ipswich, resident East Bergholt. Son of Mrs. Sarah Dorman (formerly Southgate), of Rose Cottage, East End, East Bergholt, Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 30.

TATUM

Arthur

Private 12926, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 9 February 1919. Aged 23. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Colchester. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Tatum, of Heath Rd., East Bergholt. A prisoner of war. Buried in East Bergholt Cemetery, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Grave Reference “C.” 12. 21.

THURLOW

Andrew George James

Private 12582, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 9 May 1915. Aged 20. Son of the late Henry George and Mary Ann Thurlow, of Burnt Oak, East Bergholt. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegseert Memorial. Panel 7.

TOWNSEND

Henry Charles William

Able Seaman 239251, H.M.S. “Aboukir”, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 22 September 1914. Born 11 April 1891 in Braintree. Son of Alice Townsend, of Rose Villa, East Bergholt, near Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 3.

Part of a statement put out by Admiralty September 22nd 1914.

H.M. ships Aboukir (Captain John E. Drummond) Hogue, and Cressy were sunk by the Germam submarine U 9 in the North sea.

The Aboukir was torpedoed, and whilst the Hogue and the Cressy had closed and were standing by to save crew, they were also torpedoed. A considerable number were saved by H.M.S. Lowestoft and by a division of destroyers, trawlers and boats.

TWEED

Edward

Private, Suffolk Regiment - No further information currently available

WEBBER

George

Gunner 304, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 4 November 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Webber, of Marsh Barn Cottage, Manningtree, Essex. Buried in East Bergholt Cemetery, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Grave Reference “C. ” 9. 16.

WHEELER

Alan George

Corporal 205872, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 9 July 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Manningtree, Essex. Son of William Thomas and Mary Ann Wheeler, of Parkfield, East Bergholt. Formerly 265068, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in East Bergholt Cemetery, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Grave Reference “C.” 15. 24.

WOOD

Geoffrey Dayrell

Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13 October 1915. Aged 24. Son of Ernest Richard and Katherine Grace Wood, of Melton hall, Melton, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. Also on the Melton Memorial

Plaque in St Mary's Church:

TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF GEOFFREY DAYRELL WOOD
LIEUTENANT 7TH BATT SUFFOLK REGIMENT
WHO AGVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY AT THE TAKING OF THE
HOHENZOLLERN REDOUBT OCT 13 1915 AGED 24
GOD SAVE THE KING

WOOD, MC

Richard Poindestre

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 9 October 1916. Age 26. Son of Ernest Richard and Katherine Grace Wood, of Melton Hall, Melton, Suffolk. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B. Also on the Melton Memorial

Plaque in St Mary's Church, unveiled 5th August 1920:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MAJOR "TEMPY. LIEUT. COLONEL"
RICHARD POINDESTRE WOOD MC
KILLED NEAR LE TRANSLOY OCTOBER 9TH 1916 AGED 26
AND 2ND LIEUTENANT ROBERT BASIL WOOD
2ND BATT THE BORDER REGIMENT
KILLED NEAR ARMENTIERES OCTOBER 12TH 1916 AGED 24

WOOD

Robert Basil

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 12 October 1916. Aged unknown. Son of Ernest Richard and Katherine Wood, of Melton Cottage, East Bergholt. It appears that the Woods family lost three sons. Buried in Tancrez Farm Cemetery. Plot I. Row J. Grave 14. Also on the Melton memorial.

Plaque in St Mary's Church, unveiled 5th August 1920:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MAJOR "TEMPY. LIEUT. COLONEL"
RICHARD POINDESTRE WOOD MC
KILLED NEAR LE TRANSLOY OCTOBER 9TH 1916 AGED 26
AND 2ND LIEUTENANT ROBERT BASIL WOOD
2ND BATT THE BORDER REGIMENT
KILLED NEAR ARMENTIERES OCTOBER 12TH 1916 AGED 24

WRIGHT

Alfred James

Corporal 326857, 58th Battery, 14 Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. Died 23 February 1918. Aged 36. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Wright, of East Bergholt. Buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension. Plot III. Row E. Grave 39.

WRIGHT

William

Private 31469, 6th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 9 May 1917. Aged 26. Born East Bergholt, enlisted Colchester, resident Manningtree, Essex. Son of Walter Wright, of Warren Cottage, Brantham, Suffolk. Formerly 24518, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. Plot XIX. Row R. Grave 9.

WRIGHT

William George

Private 12994 Essex Regiment. 9th Battalion. Killed in action 10 July 1916. Born and resident East Bergholt, enlisted Colchester. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery. Plot IX. Row N. Grave 2.

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN
WHO FELL IN THE WAR
1939 - 1945

ABBOTT

John Washington

[Memorial states Driver Mechanic] Gunner 1504693, "k" Battery, 5 Regiment, Royal Horse Artiilery. Died 15 January 1943. Aged 24. Son of John Washington Abbott and Nora Abbott, of East Bergholt, Suffolk. Buried in Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya. Plot 7. Row G. Grave 3.

BARLOW, OBE

Hilaro Nelson

Colonel 34606, Somerset Light Infantry, Deputy Commander 1 Airlanding brigade, Army Air Corps, 1st Airborne Division. Died 19 September 1944. Awarded the O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire). No known grave. Commemorated on Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Nertherlands. Panel 1.

BIRD

Herman Albert Benjamin

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 927772, 408 (R.C.A.F.) Squradon, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 March 1942. Son of Brice Herman Frederick and Henrietta Alice Bird, of Colchester, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 78.

BURBURY

Richard Percival [Hawksley]

Lieutenant Colonel 33623, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Commanding 1st Battalion, South lancashire Regiment. Died 7 June 1944. Aged 38. Son of Francis William Burbury and of Ethel Frances Burbury (nee Grover); husband of Daphne Burbury. Twice Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 8.

DOUBLE

Frederick Charles

Private 6019071, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died during the japanese invasion of Singapore 14 February 1942. Aged 24. Son of Robert James Double and Ivy Mabel Double, of East Bergholt, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated in Singapore Memorial, Krangi War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 55.

FOLKARD

Alfred Charles

Private 5828188, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese 26 January 1943. Aged 26. Buried in Kanchanaburi War cemetery, Thailand. Plot 8. Row K. Grave 35.

HEARSUM

Edward John

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 262251, H.M.S. Thanet, Royal Navy. Died 27 January 1942. Aged 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Hearsum, of East Bergholt, Suffolk. No known grave. commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 57, Column 3.

NOTLEY

John

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 5828188, 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve flying Avro Lancasters from Kirmington Airfield, part of Bomber Command. Died 23 May 1944. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 7. Row F. Grave 3.

POTTER

Edgar Dennis

Driver 1890839, 251 Field Aprk Company, Royal Engineers.. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 27 October 1943. Aged 24. Son of Frank Herbert and Mary Potter, of East Bergholt, Suffolk. Buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery, China, (including Hong Kong). Plot VI. Row J. Grave 5.

RICH

Sidney Walter

Private, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment

SMITH

William George

Private 6019042, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died during the Japanese invasion of Singpore 15 February 1942. Aged 23. Son of Ernest Reginald and Catherine Smith, of East Bergholt, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singpore. Column 56.

WAKE-WALKER, KCB, CB

William Frederic

Admiral, Royal Navy. 3rd Sea Lord, Controller of the Navy. Died 24 September 1945. Aged 57. Son of G. Frederic A. Wake-Walker and Ella Wake-Walker; husband of Muriel Wake Walker (nee Hughes), of East Bergholt. Buried in East Bergholt Cemetery, Suffolk. Row H. Grave 7.

WOODS

Peter Henry

Lieutenant 243553, Royal Armoured Corps secodned to 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 11 Septemkber 1944. Aged 22. Son of Brig. General Hugh Kennedy Woods, D.S.O., and Therese Eucharis Elizabeth Woods, of East Bergholt, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 1.

 

World War 2 Plaques within the church

PATTERSON, OBE

John F

[Cannot locate on CWGC] Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Artillery. Killed in action off Singapore February 1942. Awarded the Order of the British Empire. Plaque in St Mary's Church, unveiled 7th November 1946:

IN MEMORY OF
LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN F PATTERSON, RA. OBE
KILLED IN ACTION OFF SINGAPORE
FEB 1942

WOODS Peter Henry
The Children's Corner in St Mary's Church was provided 1st December 1947 in memory of this man. It disappeared in 1991 when major reordering of the west end of the church took place. (See above for his details)

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