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EDWARDSTONE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Russell Edwards; researched Martin Edwards 2006

The Edwardstone war memorial is located roughly ½ mile east of the church and is in the form of a cavalry cross, made from Portland stone, on a stepped octagonal base. There are 14 men named for World War 1 and 2 for World War 2. The architects were Messrs W Farmer & Brindley, the builder was Mr Frederick Kingsbury and the letters were cut by F J Lindley. The memorial was orignally unveiled by the Ven. G Hodges on 14th March 1920; this was reported in the East Anglian Daily Times 16th March 1920.

1914-1918

EVERITT

Ernest

probably Ernest EVERITT, Private 5213, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 25th June 1916. Born Tostock, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section E Grave 21.

EVERITT

[Charles] Frederick

Acting Sergeant G/2782, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 5th October 1916. Born and resident Edwardstone, enlisted Sudbury. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.

FINCH

Henry

probably Henry FINCH, Lance Corporal 18559, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30th August 1918. Enlisted Sudbury. Buried in ECOUST-ST. MEIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, FRance. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 30.

GILES

Samuel [John]

Private 41499, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Islington, Middlesex, resident and enlisted Boxford. Formerly 26762, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

GRAINGER

Frederick

No further information currently available

GRIGGS, MM

Frederick

Private G/89197, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 6th November 1918. Aged 28. Born Suffolk, enlisted Blackheath, Surrey, resident Hackney Wick, Middlesex. Son of Elizabeth Whymark (formerly Griggs), of Edwardstone, Suffolk, and the late John Griggs. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly T/313517, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 22.

GRIGGS

Harry [Walter]

Private 28845, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th Novgember 1916. Born Edwardstone, enlisted Boxford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

GRIGGS

Sydney [Albert]

Private 60637, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 29th July 1918. Aged 20. Born Sudbury, enlisted and resident Marylebone, Middlesex. Son of Walter and Emma Maria Griggs, of 70, East St., Sudbury, Suffolk. Buried in RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE, Aisne, France. Plot X. Row A. Grave 7.

HOLMES

John

Private 3/9768, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th March 1915. Born Edwardstone, enlisted Sudbury. Buried in WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 17.

LOWRY-CORRY

Frederick [Richard Henry]

Lieutenant, "C" Battery, 47th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 30th September 1915. Aged 25. Son of Col. the Hon. Henry Corry and Mrs. Henry Corry. of Edwardstone, Suffolk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, FRance. Plot I. Row A. Grave 7.

PEACHEY

Ernest

Sergeant 14858, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in England 13th July 1916. Aged 20. Born Reach, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Henry and Annie Peachey, of Edwardstone. Buried south of the chancel in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, EDWARDSTONE, Suffolk.

STRIBLING

Charles [Henry]

Lance Corporal G/2912, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13th July 1916. Aged 33. Born and resident Edwardstone, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Alfred Thomas and Emmaline Stribling, of Mill Green, Edwardstone, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.

WHYMARK

Ernest [Alfred]

Private 26616, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st December 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Edwardstone, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Alfred and Emma E. Whymark, of The White Horse, Edwardstone, Suffolk. Buried in BERLES POSITION MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 1.

WILLIAMS

Leslie

No further information currently available

1939-1945

BATTLE

Ernest

probably Ernest Frederick BATTLE, Sergeant 637571, 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 11.

BROWN

Cecil

Private 5827668, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 4th September 1942, Aged 23. Foster-son of Charles Henry and Mary Green, of Edwardstone, Suffolk. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXI. Row C. Grave 2.

Last updated 1 October, 2006

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