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ELMSWELL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Clarke 2014

In Elmswell parish church there is a Roll of Honour board containing the names of those who went to war and returned and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. It is in the form of a triptych and has two hinged panels that turn into the main middle section. The whole is made from wood. The left panel has two columns of names listing those who served in World War 1, the centre section lists the men who gave their lives in World War 1 and the left panel has two columns, the first contains the remaining names of those who served and returned in World War 1 and the second colmn contains the names who died in the Second World War. Listed are 118 names of those who served and returned, and 29 who died in World War 1; there are 10 names listed of those who died in World War 2. There was also a memorial hall but this was demolished in 1992. The names of those who served and returned are not listed here.

Photographs copyright © Chris Clarke 2014

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF THESE ELMSWELL
MEN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

ABBOTT
Thomas Edward
Private 245 Thomas Edward Abbott was born in Stowmarket c1883. He enlisted in the 1st Northumberland Fusiliers Regiment in Ipswich. He served in France & Flanders and died on 8th November 1914 aged 31. He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 8&12 and on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Robert and Emma Abbott, of Botany Bay, Elmswell.
BRIDGES
William
Private 12942 William Bridges was born in Elmswell c1898. He enlisted in the 2nd Suffolk Regiment in Elmswell. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 25th September 1915 aged 17. He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 21 and on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of William and Eliza Bridges, of Elmswell.
CLARK(E)
Arthur James
Private 7699 Arthur James Clark(e) was born in Elmswell. He enlisted in the 9th Suffolk Regiment in Ipswich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 16th May 1916. He is buried at La Brique Military Cemetery No.2 Grave I. W. 15 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial.
ELLISTON
Herbert Victor
Private 8292 Herbert Victor Elliston was born in Elmswell c1889. He enlisted in the 2nd Suffolk Regiment in Ipswich. He served in France & Flanders and died on 26th January 1916 aged 26. He is buried at Berlin South Western Cemetery, Grave XIX. B. 5 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Henry George and Susanna Elliston, of Hall End Lane, Elmswell.
FARROW
Albert Edward
Private 9725 Albert Edward Farrow was born in Elmswell. He enlisted in the 3rd Suffolk Regiment in Stowmarket. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 16th March 1917. He is buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery, Grave X. B. 10 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial.
FARROW
Frederick William
Private 7167 Frederick William Farrow was born in Elmswell c1882. He enlisted in the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment in Bury St Edmunds. He served in France & Flanders and was Killed in action on 9th May 1915 aged 33. He is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial Panel 28 to 30 and on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Harriet Farrow, of Mill Lane, Woolpit, Bury St. Edmunds, and the late Henry Farrow.
FARROW
George
Private 36443 George Farrow was born in Elmswell. He enlisted in the 2nd Suffolk Regiment in Bury St Edmunds. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 15th June 1917. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial Bay 4 and on the Elmswell War Memorial.
FARROW
Henry George
Private 20248 Henry George Farrow was born in Elmswell c1891. He enlisted in the 9th Suffolk Regiment in Bury St Edmunds. He served in France & Flanders and died on 16th February 1917 aged 26. He is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery Grave XXI. F.7 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Henry James and Rosa Farrow, of Fox and Goose Cottage, Woolpit, Suffolk. Native of Elmswell.
FARROW
Nelson Percy
Corporal 20873 Nelson Percy Farrow was born in Elmswell. He enlisted in the 12th Suffolk Regiment in Bury St Edmunds. He served in France & Flanders and died on 28th May 1918. He is buried at Ontario Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquoin Grave I. E. 15 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial.
FARROW
William George
Private 12956 William George Farrow was born in Elmswell. He enlisted in the 2nd Suffolk Regiment in Elmswell. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 30th August 1918. He is remembered on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial Panel 4 and on the Elmswell War Memorial.
GOULD
Charles George
Private 7169 Charles George Gould was born in Elmswell c1886. He enlisted in the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 17th September 1914 aged 28. He is remembered on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial and on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gould, of Elmswell.
GOULD
Frederick William
Private 2382 Frederick William Gould enlisted in the 6th Essex Regiment in Plaistow, Essex c1889. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 15th August 1915 aged 26. He is buried at Hill 10 Cemetery Grave V. G. 4 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Annie Louisa Gould, of The Bower, Elmswell, and the late Charles George Gould.
HOWARD
George
Private 9893 George Howard was born in Haughley. He enlisted in the 1st Suffolk Regiment in Elmswell. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 18th February 1915. He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 21 and on the Elmswell War Memorial.
HOWARD
Harry
Private 95 Harry Howard was born in Haughley c1883. He enlisted in the 59th Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Regiment in Melbourne Australia. He served in Dardanelles/France & Flanders and died of wounds on 7th December 1916 aged 33. He is buried at Elmswell Cemetery and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Henry and Sophia Howard, of High Town Green, Rattlesden.
HOWE
Charles Frank
Private 20380 Charles Frank Howe was born in Milden c1887. He enlisted in the 8th Norfolk Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 16th August 1917 aged 30. He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 34 to 35 and 162A and on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the husband of Sarah Jane Howe, of 74, Arch Cottage, Victoria Road, Diss, Norfolk.
HOWE
George Edward
Private 12974 George Edward Howe was born in Elmswell. He enlisted in the 8th Suffolk Regiment in Elmswell. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 27th June 1916. He is buried at Carnoy Military Cemetery Grave F28 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial.
KERRY
Harry Samuel
Private G/14856 Harry Samuel Kerry was born in Elmswell c1879. He originally enlisted as G16658 in the Royal West Kent Regiment in Bury St Edmunds, later transferring to the 1st The Queen's Royal West Surrey. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 28th September 1917 aged 38. He is buried at Lijssenhoek Military Cemetery, Grave XXIV. D.14A and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the husband of A. M. L. Kerry, of The Street, Elmswell.
KING
Albert William
Able Seaman R/4687 Albert William King was born on 2nd April 1888. He enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Hood Bn. R.N. Division. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 24th March 1918 aged 29. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial Bay 1 and on the Elmswell War Memorial.
KING
William Albert
Lance/Corporal 12972 William Albert King was born in Elmswell c1898. He enlisted in the 7th Suffolk Regiment in Elmswell. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 1st November 1915 aged 17. He is buried at Vermelles British Cemetery Grave I. D. 1 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs. Jemima Vinson, of Abbey St., Thorpe-Le-Soken.
MANNING
Albert Edward
Private 12970 Albert Edward Manning was born in Elmswell c1893. He enlisted in the 2nd Suffolk Regiment in Elmswell. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 25th September 1915 aged 22. He is buried at Maple Copse Cemetery Special Memorial A.7 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Manning, of Oak Cottage, Hall Lane, Elmswell.
MANNING
Herbert Frank
Private 201759 Herbert Frank Manning was born in Elmswell. He originally enlisted as 27584 in the Northamptonshire Regiment in Stowmarket, later transferring to the 4th Suffolk Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 23rd April 1917. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial Bay 4 and on the Elmswell War Memorial.
MULLEY
Gordon Victor
Lance/Corporal 20874 Gordon Victor Mulley was born in Elmswell. He enlisted in the 1st Suffolk Regiment in Bury St Edmunds. He served in Salonika and was killed in action on 4th October 1916. He is buried at Struma Military Cemetery Grave IV. C.7 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial.
MULLEY
Thomas Stone Lewis
Private 6657 Thomas Stone Lewis Mulley was born in Coombe c1882. He enlisted in the 1st Cheshire Regiment in Needham. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 7th June 1915 aged 33. He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 19 - 22 and on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the husband of Mary Ann Mulley, of Hawkins Battery, Maker, Cawsand, Plymouth.
PYKE
Ernest Percy
Private 48217 Ernest Percy Pyke was born in Old Newton c1894. He enlisted in the 11th Royal Fusiliers in Bury St Edmunds. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 10th August 1917 aged 23. He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 6&8 and on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Arthur and Sarah Pyke, of Grove Cottage, Elmswell.
PYKE
Albert Cyril Bruce
Private 12929 Albert Cyril Bruce Pyke was born in Elmswell. He enlisted in the 8th Suffolk Regiment in Elmswell. He served in France & Flanders and was Killed in action on 19th July 1916. He is buried at Quarry Cemetery, Montauban Grave II A 5 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial.
PYKE
William Bruce
Airman First Class 24456 William Bruce Pyke enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps. He served at home and died on 19th January 1917. He is buried at Elmswell Cemetery and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial.
ROBINSON
William James
Private 24253 William James Robinson was born in Culford. He enlisted in the 2nd Suffolk Regiment in Bury St Edmunds. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 16th August 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier & Face 1C&2A and on the Elmswell War Memorial.
SALMON
Sydney James Bullet
Private 19617 Sydney James Bullet Salmon was born in Elmswell. He enlisted in the 11th Suffolk Regiment in Bury St Edmunds. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 9th April 1917. He is buried at Roclincourt Valley Cemetery Grave IV. A. 9 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial.
WARREN
Donald Walker
Sergeant 10718 Donald Walker Warren was born in Wetherden. He enlisted in the 1st Cameronians Scottish Rifles Regiment in Bury St Edmunds. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 23rd June 1918. He is buried at Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery Grave III. B. 11 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial.
MAKE THEM TO BE NUMBERED WITH THY SAINTS IN GLORY EVERLASTINGTO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THESE ELMSWELL MEN WHO FELL IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR 1939-19451939-1945
ANDREASEN
Carl Christian
Private 5729360 Carl Christian Andreasen served in the 5th Dorsetshire Regiment. He died on 21st November 1942 aged 25. He is buried at Poole (Broadstone) Cemetery Section B. Grave 488 and is remembered on Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Julius Christian and Nora Andreasen; husband of Iris Myrtle Andreasen, of Broadstone.
ANDREASEN
Eric Julius
Private 5828161 Eric Julius Andreasen served in the 4th Suffolk Regiment. He died on 5th April 1943 aged 23. He is buried at Kranji War Cemetery Grave 16. A. 3 and is remembered on Elmswell War Memorial.
BRUCE
Edward James
Lance Corporal 5828442 Edward James Bruce served in the 5th Suffolk Regiment. He died on 20th August 1943 aged 31. He is buried at Chungkai War Cemetery Grave 5. M. 1 and is remembered on Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Holden Bruce, of Elmswell.
BUCKLE
Terence Arthur
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1626710 Terence Arthur Buckle served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 158 Squadron. He died on 13th June 1944. He is buried at Marissel Franch National Cemetery Coll. grave 251-256 and is remembered on Elmswell War Memorial.
DURRANT
Richard Edward
Gunner 1531746 Richard Edward Durrant served in the Royal Artillery 448 Battery, 84 Lt. A.A. Regt. He died on 9th March 1943. He is remembered on the Brookwood Memorial Panel 3 Column 2 and on Elmswell War Memorial.
GRAY
William
Lance Corporal 2702893 William Gray was born in Glasgow c1921 and served in the Scots Guards. He died on 6th April 1945 aged 24. He is buried at Sage War Cemetery Grave 10. B. 1 and is remembered on the Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Alexander Gray, and of Jean Gray, of Clydebank, Dunbartonshire; husband of Brenda Alice Gray.
MINIHANE
William Hubner
Sergeant 568093 William Hubner Minihane served in the Royal Air Force 110 Squadron. He died on 1st November 1940 aged 20. He is buried at Hitcham (All Saints) Churchyard and is remembered on Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Thomas Whitechurch Minihane and Erna Lily Minihane, of Isleworth, Middlesex.
READ
Douglas Herbert
Corporal 5828444 Douglas Herbert Read served in the 5th Suffolk Regiment. He died on 15th August 1943 aged 25. He is buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Grave 6. G. 78 and is remembered on Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Augustus James Read and Florence Alice Read of Elmswell.
ROBINSON
Harry Bean
Able Seaman C/JX 159164 Harry Bean Robinson served in the Royal Navy on H.M.S. Achates. He died on 31st December 1942. He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial 56,1 and on Elmswell War Memorial.
PHILLIPS
Frank Victor
Staff Sergeant S/245585 Frank Victor Phillips served in the Royal Army Service Corps 362 Bulk Petrol Storage Platoon. He died on 1st June 1946 aged 25. He is buried at Yokohama War Cemetery British Section H. C. 7 and is remembered on Elmswell War Memorial. He was the son of Sydney James Phillips and Caroline Matilda Phillips; husband of Eileen Doris Phillips, of Great Ashfield.
MAKE THEM TO BE NUMBERED WITH THY SAINTS IN GLORY EVERLASTING

Last updated 13 January, 2014

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