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EXNING, SUFFOLK - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dave Edwards
2002
Grave photographs Copyright © David Male 2008

This memorial is at the junction of Cotton End and Windmill hill, near the White Horse inn.

Additional information on some of these men (those marked with a *), can be found in "Our Exning Heroes", by Rev. HP Brewer, Vicar of Exning and Rev. CR Farnsworth, Curate-in-charge of St Philip's church Exning, published 1919.

Our Glorious Dead
1914 - 1918 and 1939 - 1945

1914-1918

ASHBY*

George

Private 6457, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 20/11/1914, age 29, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of George and Harriet Ashby, of 2, Heath Cottages, Exning, Suffolk. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

BAIRD

Carol

No further information currently

BEETON

Harry

Private 8368, 3rd Battalion, Lincolsnhire Regiment, died in England 19/2/1916, buried: GRIMSBY (SCARTHO ROAD) CEMETERY, Lincolnshire. Born and enlisted Newmarket, Suffolk, resident Fordham, Cambridgeshire.

BENSTEAD*

Frank

Private 54814, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment, killed in action 13/10/1918, age 31, buried: LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Son of Frederick Charles and Louisa Elizabeth Benstead, of Exning, Suffolk; husband of Bertha Hilda Sirett (formerly Benstead), of High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, Herts. Born Newmarket, enlisted Westminster, Middlesex, resident Greenwich, Kent.

BOND, MM

William [Henry]

Private 43392, 13th Battalion,Durham Light Infantry, killed in action 20/09/1917, age 25, commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Exning, enlisted Crook, Co. Durham. Son of Alfred Bond, of Exning, Newmarket; husband of Esther Roddam (formerly Bond), of 6, Dawson St., Crook, Durham.

BRADLEY

Walter [Walter]

Private G/14533, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), killed in action 2/11/1916, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Born Exning, enlisted Camberwell, Surrey, resident Battaersea, Surrey. Formerly 18185, Rifle Brigade.

BROWN*

Norris

Lance Corporal 320064, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died of wounds 3/9/1918, age 28, buried: DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France. Son of Thomas and S. Brown, of Morleys Cottage, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk. Born Swaffham, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 12222, Suffolk Regiment.

BROWN*

Frederick George

Private 13952, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died at home 8/6/1915, age 33, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk. Brother of Thomas, below. Born Snailwell, enlisted Newmarket.

BROWN*

Thomas Clarence

Private 16214, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 8/5/1915, age 38, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Brother of Mrs. Maud Taylor, of 10, Eleanor Terrace, Exning, Suffolk. Served in the Boer War. Brother of Frederick, above. Born Snailwell, enlisted Newmarket.

BUTCHER*

Sidney

Private, Suffolk Regiment, died 23/2/1918, age 35, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk. Son of John and Sarah Butcher, of Exning.

CARTER*

Oliver

Private, 1st /5th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment,), died 19/4/1917, age 38, buried: VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Reuben and Ellen Carter, of Exning, nr. Newmarket. Husband of Beatrice Carter.

CHAPMAN*

Alfred Thomas

Private, 11th Battalion (Service), Hampshire Regiment, killed in actio 22/3/1918, age 35, commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France. Son of James and Emma Chapman, of Red Berry Cottage, Exning, Newmarket; husband of Nellie Blanche Taylor (formerly Chapman), of 36, Norwich St., Cambridge. Born Exning, residetn Great Shelford. Formerly G/20332, Middlesex Regiment.

CLARK

Harry [Sidney]

Private 24880, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 3/4/1917, buried ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Born Little Wilbraham, enlisted Newmarket.

COBBOLD*

Alfred Stephen

Private 12460, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 18/8/1915, age 21, buried: GUNNERS FARM MILITARY CEMETERY Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of George and Mary Cobbold, of 6, Roley Terrace, Exning, Suffolk. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

COLLEN*

John Richard

Private 12177, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 9/10/1917, age 27, buried: CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium. Son of John and Emma Collen, of 7, Bradmore Terrace, Landwade Rd., Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk. Brother of Arthur below. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

COLLEN*

Arthur James

Private 77697, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, died 25/10/1918, age 19, buried: GHISSIGNIES BRITISH CEMETERY Nord, France. Son of John and Emma Honour Collen, of 7, Bradmore Terrace, Landwade Rd., Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk. Brother of John above. Born Exning, enlisted Ipswich, resident Newmarket. Formerly 63880, 53rd Y.S. Battalion.

CORNWELL*

Arthur James

Private 12226, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 3/10/1915, age 21, buried: SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr. W. C. Cornwell, of Lagrange Place, Oxford St., Exning, Newmarket. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

DAVEY

George [William]

Rifleman 2133, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), killed in action 4/4/1918, commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Born Bury St Edmunds, enlisted Newmarket, resident Ashley, Suffolk.

DAVEY

Walter [James]

Private 21501, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), killed in action 24/12/1915, aged 17, buried in; DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Exning, enlisted York, resident Newmarket. Son of George and Susannah Davey, of 48 Cottage, Cheveley, Newmarket, Cambs.

DENNIS*

Jack

Corporal 12232, [L/Cpl on CWGC and SDGW] 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 30/10/1915, age 23, commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Son of Fiarry and Kate Clara Dennis, of Oxford St., Exning, Newmarket. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

DICKER*

Edward (Percy)

Sergeant 12231, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 3/7/1916, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

DRAKE*

Arthur Rayment

Able Seaman, HM Submarine "K/7", Royal Navy, died 31/1/1918, age 28, commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent. Son of Mr. H. Drake, of 16, St. Philip's Rd., Newmarket, Suffolk.

EARITH

Lawrence G

Corporal, Suffolk Regiment, died 13/2/1921, age 46, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk. Son of George and Mary Ann Earith; husband of Gertrude Earith, of 6, Vine Terrace, Exning, Newmarket.

EDWARDS

George William

Driver, 3rd Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery, died 19/9/1920, age 37, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk.

EDWARDS

Herbert [Alfred]

Private 7646, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, died 4/9/1916 in Mesopotamia, age 25, buried: BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Born Higham, Newmarket and enlisted Newmarket. Son of Sophia Gilbert (formerly Edwards), of 3, Idare Cottages, Exning, Newmarket, and the late Alfred Edwards.

EVERETT *

Henry

[Spelt EVERITT on SDGW and CWGC] Private G/1863, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, killed in action 25/9/1915, age 21 [20 on CWGC], buried: NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France . Born and resident Exning, enlisted Redhill, Surrey. Son of Henry and Emma Everitt, of 5, Windsor Terrace, Church St., Exning, Newmarket.

EVERETT*

(Vicars) Jack

Private 12588, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts. & Derby Regiment,), killed in action 9/8/1915, age 26, commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL Turkey. Son of Reuben Everett, of 7, Hillside Terrace, Exning, Newmarket. Born and resident Exning, enlisted Welbeck, Notinghamshire.

FALLICK*

Robert Henry

Private 41713, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, killed in action 31/7/1917, age 35, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Silas and Mary Fallick, of The Post Office, Aldingbourne, Chichester, Sussex; husband of Annie Lavinia Fallick, of Council Houses, Soulbury, Leighton Buzzard, Bucks. Born Ardingbourne, Sussex, enlisted Halton, Hampshire, resident Exning. Formerly 144965, R.S.P.D., Royal Army Service Corps.

FARR*

Allan

Private 74995, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, killed in action 12/10/1918, age 29, buried: MONTAY-NEUVILLY ROAD CEMETERY, MONTAY Nord, France. Husband of Mrs. M. M. Farr, of Frogmore, Exning, Newmarket. Born Hereford, enlisted Newmarket, resident Exning. Formerly RX4/199000, Royal Army Service Corps.

FENN*

Albert

Lance Corporal 12164, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 26/9/1916 or 1917, age 19, commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr. W. Fenn, of King's Yard, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk. Brother of Leonard below. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

FENN*

Leonard

Corporal 9806, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, killed in action 8/11/1914, age 21, commemorated: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of Mrs. Annie Fenn, of King's Yard, Exning, Newmarket. Brother of Albert above. Born and resident Exning, enlisted Cambridge.

FENN*

Fred

Fr./Sergeant 9668, "A" Battery, 71st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, died of wounds 7/7/1918, age 28, buried: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Fenn, of 4, York Terrace, Exning, Newmarket. Born Newmarket, Suffolk, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey.

FINCH*

Bertram

Private 14000, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 31/7/1917, age 36, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr. Joseph Finch, of Burwell, Cambs.; husband of Ethel May Finch, of 2, Church St., Exning, Newmarket. Born Burwell, enlisted Newmarket.

FOREMAN*

William James

Corporal 12058, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, died of wounds 26/9/1916, age 25, buried: BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Pas de Calais, France. Son of James and Frances Foreman, of Exning, nr. Newmarket. Born Exning, enlisted Cockspur St, London, resident Dorking.

FULLER*

Robert

Corporal 320923, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died of wounds 5/11/1917 [SDGW states 6/11/1917], age 39, buried: BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY Israel. Husband of Alice M. Fuller, of 6, Field Terrace Rd., Newmarket, Suffolk. Served in the Boer War. Brother of Frederick below. Born Chippenham, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 3/9551, Suffolk Regiment.

FULLER*

Frederick

Private, Suffolk Regiment, died 2/4/1919, age 35, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk. Son of Mrs. H. Fuller, of Laceys Lane, Exning. Brother of Robert above.

GOODCHILD

William [Edward]

Sergeant L/7768, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment,), killed in action 23/5/1917, age 32, buried: RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Robert and Priscilla Goodchild, of Newmarket, Cambs.; husband of Hilda Emily Collier (formerly Goodchild), of 37, Mitchell Rd., Woodseats, Sheffield. Born Exning, enlisted Wollwich, Kent.

[CROSS-] HEFFER*

Charles James

[Listed as CROSS-HEFFER on SDGW and CWGC- Lance Corporal] Corporal 2093, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, [memorial states died 18/9/1915] killed in action 20/9/1915 at Gallipoli, aged 22, buried; HILL 60 CEMETERY, Turkey. Son of Mrs. B. Cross, of Park Cottage, Exning, Newmarket. Born Exning, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.

HOBBS*

Ernest William

Private 12179, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 3/7/1916, age 19, buried: OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY Somme, France. Son of George Hobbs, of Southfield Farm, Newmarket. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

HOWE*

Arthur James Charles

Private 400720, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, killed in action 22/11/1917, age 21, commemorated: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL Nord, France. Son of Mary Howe, of 48, Natflatman St., Newmarket, and the late Arthur Howe; husband of Ada Ethel Akerman (formerly Howe), of Oxford St., Exning, Newmarket. Born Balsham, enlisted and resident Newmarket.

HOWLETT*

Abel

Private 29048, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, killed in action 23/4/1917, age 36, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Born and resident Exning, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.

HOWLETT

Thomas J

Private 3/9740, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died at home 20/4/1917, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk. Not on SDGW.

HOWLETT*

William

Private 12217, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 13/10/1915, age 21, commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

JAGGARD

Robert George

Private 320747, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 6/11/1917, age 40, buried: BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY Israel. Husband of Alice E. Jaggard, of 14, Malting Yard, Exning, Newmarket. Born Swaffham Prior, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 19819, Suffolk Regiment. See also Burwell.

JEFFERY

Reuben

Lance Corporal G/13095, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment,), killed in action 3/5/1917, age 23, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Son of Frederick William and Thurza Jeffery, of 4, Iolare Cottages, Exning, Newmarket. Born Newmarket, enlisted Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, resident Epsom, Surrey. Formerly 14590, 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.

JEWITT

Dermod Patrick

2nd Lieutenant, Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcestershire Yeomanry), killed in action 23/4/1916, commemorated: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL Israel.

JONES*

William Charles

Private G/1207, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, killed in action 8/1/1916, age 17, buried: MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY Somme, France. Son of the late Mrs. Kate Elizabeth Jones of Fulham, London. Grandson of Mrs. Woods, The Telephone Office, Oxford St, Exning. Born Chelsea, Middlesex, enlisted London.

JUDD*

George

Rifleman B/200827, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, killed in action 28/9/1917, age 38, buried: HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of James and Mary E. Judd, of The Yews, Grove Rd., Atherstone, Warwickshire. Born at Exning, Newmarket on CWGC, SDGW states born Atherstone, Warwickshire, enlisted and resident Newmarket. Formerly T4/186059, Royal Army Service Corps.

KING*

Alec Pearman

Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 12/10/1916, age 23, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk. Died in a shooting accident, whilst at home recovering from illness.

KING*

George Thomas

Private, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment,), died 8/5/1915, age 22, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of George and Harriett Ellen King, of 2, Windsor Terrace, Exning, Suffolk, England. Went to live in Canada in 1913.

LAWS*

Selwyn Vernon

2nd Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, died of wounds 25/4/1918, age 26, buried: AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Son of Edward and Avis Laws, of Newmarket.

LAYTON*

George William

Private 41512, 18th (Glasgow Yeomanry) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, formerly, 14665, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 25/3/1918, age 30, commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France. Parents lived at Chalk Farm, Landwade. Born Fordham, Cambridgeshire, enlisted and resident Newmarket.

LING*

Mark Allen

Private 24994, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 26/9/1916, age 31, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Lived at Landwade with his sister Mrs Wilson. Also brother of Mrs Hazzard of Oxford st. Exning. Born Hundon, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket.

LLOYD

Maurice Charles Humphrey

Sub-Lieutenant, Maurice Charles Humphrey Lloyd, HMS Hindustan, Royal Navy. Died 24-04-18, aged 20. Born Exning. Son of Lieut.-Colonel Charles Patterson Lloyd (late of The Buffs) and Mrs. Aileen Rosa Lloyd, 28, Church Square, Rye, Sussex. Buried in Dover (St. James's) Cemetery, Kent, Grave N.V.18.

NEALE*

Arthur Robert

Private, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 28/1/1918, age 24, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk.

NORMAN*

Albert

Private, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, died 29/4/1917, age 26, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France.

OSBORN*

Harry

Private, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, died 2/4/1919, age 28, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk. Husband of Rose Osborn. Born Bodmin, Cornwall, 1896.

PARR*

Robert Ernest

Private 42077, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, killed in action 29/9/1918, age 19, buried: UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE Aisne, France. Son of Robert and Eliza Parr, of 8, Victoria Terrace, Lacey's Lane, Exning, Newmarket. Born and resident Exning, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.

PATTLE*

William

Private 12204, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died of wounds 23/3/1916, buried: SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr. W. Pattle, of 5, Vine Terrace, Exning, Newmarket. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

PERRY*

Kenneth George

2nd Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, died 1/11/1916, age 33, buried: PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY Somme, France. Son of Charles A. and Caroline Perry, of Hazelglen, Horley, Surrey; husband of Dorothy Perry, of Harraton Lodge, Exning, Suffolk.

PITCHES

Harry

Pioneer "J", Special Company, Royal Engineers, died 20/12/1917, age 23, buried: BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX Pas de Calais, France. Son of Harry and M. A. Pitches, of Causeway, Burwell, Cambs. See also Burwell.

PITCHES*

William

Lance Corporal 18969, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 3/7/1916, age 27, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Pitches, of Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk; husband of Mabel E. Pitches, of 38, Thornton St., Hertford. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

PREWER

Frederick

Lance Corporal 12752, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 3/10/1915, age 19, buried: QUARRY CEMETERY, VERMELLES Pas de Calais, France. Son of George and Sarah Prewer, of Ness Rd., Burwell, Cambs. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket. See also Burwell.

ROSBROOK(E)*

George

Private, Suffolk Regiment, died 16/5/1919, age 18, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk. Son of Mrs. E. Rosbrook, of 2, Rowley Terrace, Laceys Lane, Exning.

ROSE*

(Frederick) George

Private 12183, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 2/4/1917, age 20, buried: STE. CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Husband of Rosina May Rose. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

SCOTT*, MM

William (Francis)

Sergeant 12864, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, killed in action 31/7/1917, age 24, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Ann Scott, of 5, Bradmore Terrace, Exning, Newmarket, and the late George Scott. Born Exning, enlisted Northamtpon, Awarded Military Medal.

SETCHELL*

Charles

Private, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 9/4/1918, age 21, commemorated: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of Mrs. E. Setchell, of 2, Victoria Terrace, Lacey's Lane, Exning, Newmarket. Born Stetchworth.

SNOWDEN

William

No further information currently

STEVENS*

Ernest Edward

Private, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 21/12/1915, age 19, buried: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Son of Frederick J. and Sarah Stevens, of Manor Farm Dairy, Grantchester, Cambridge, formerly of Exning.

TALBOT

Jack [John]

[Listed on SDGW as J and CWGC as John] Private 3/7150, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, killed in action 9/4/1917, buried BUNYANS CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINESPas de Calais, France. Born Exning, enlisted Norwich.

THURLBOURN*

Harold Newman

Corporal 14097, [Private, on CWGC and SDGW] 99th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), killed in action 18/2/1917, age 23, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Son of Lemuel and Mary Elizabeth Thurlbourn, of Gate House, Exning, Newmarket. Born Fordham, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Wisbech, resident Exning. Formerly 18752, Suffolk Regiment.

TILLEY*

Albert J

[AI in CWGC] Private, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 26/8/1917, age 19, buried: HARGICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY Aisne, France. Son of Reburn and Ann Tilley, of 1, Victoria, Cottages, Newmarket, Cambs.

TROWSDALE

Joseph [Ernest]

Private 42555, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 11/4/1918, age 18, commemorated: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of John Arthur and Alice (nee Robinson) Trowsdale, of 3, Villas-on-Heath, The Vale, Hampstead, London. Born Dalby Parva, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Bournemouth. Joseph Ernest was born in September Quarter 1899 at Little Dalby Leicestershire where his father was a butler in 1901.

TURNER*

James (Robert)

Gunner, 150th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery, died 28/6/1917, age 23, buried: LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. See also Snailwell. Parents lived at Exning.

VAILE*

Lawrence Edward Stuart

2nd Lieutenant, General List and Royal Flying Corps, died 29/8/1917, age 24, buried: NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD Norfolk. Son of Jeannette Stuart Vaile, of West House, Seaford, Sussex, and the late Rev. Arthur Vaile, former Vicar of Exning. Killed in a flying accident at Narborough where he was an instructor. See also King's School, Ely.

VERNHAM*

Herbert Charles

Private 24813, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 11/5/1917, buried: TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Born 1885, died of wounds, whilst a PoW although SDGW lists him as killed in action. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

WISEMAN*

Oliver James

Lance Corporal 17870, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, died in England 30/5/1918, age 27, buried: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY Surrey. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wiseman, of 2, Belgrade Villas, Exning, Newmarket; husband of Minnie Hilda Wiseman, of 2, Fern Villas, Exning Rd., Newmarket. Enlisted Warley, Essex, resident Exning.

WOODS*

William

Gunner, 121st Bty., Royal Field Artillery, died 14/9/1914, age 31, buried: CIRY-SALSOGNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Aisne, France. Son of Harry and Emily Woods, of Chapel Yard, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk. Born Woodditton. Served in the Boer War. Brother of Bertram below.

WOODS*

Bertram

Private, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, died 25/9/1916, age 36, buried: A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS Somme, France. Son of Harry and Emily Woods, of Oxford St., Exning, Suffolk. Native of Newmarket, Cambs. Brother of William above.

WOOLLARD*

Eric

Private, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 13/10/1915, age 21, commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France.

1939 – 1945

BARRETT

James W

Bombardier, 143 (The Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, died 9/2/1945, age 31, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk. Son of John and Kate Barrett, of Exning; husband of Elizabeth Barrett, of Exning.

BOWMAN

Jack

No further information currently

CLOVER

Stanley George

Able Seaman, HMS Barham, Royal Navy, died 25/11/1941, age 31, commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent. Son of William and Laura J. Clover, of Exning, Suffolk.

DANNER

Frederick Leslie

Civilian, died 28/6/1942, age 50, commemorated: MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE Civilian War Dead. Of Hilltop, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk. Husband of Ethel L. Danner. at 16 Malvern Road.

FULLER

Reginald

Private, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 29/1/1943, buried: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY Thailand. Son of Julia A. Fuller, and stepson of William McKenna, of Exning, Suffolk.

GRIFFITHS

Charles Gilbert

Sergeant, 356 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., died 16/9/1944, age 19, buried: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY Myanmar. Son of Gilbert Griffiths, and of Dorothy May Griffiths, of Newmarket, Suffolk.

HOWE

Arthur William

Private, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 13/8/1943, age 26, buried: THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY Myanmar. Son of Arthur Howe, and of Ada Howe, of Exning, Suffolk.

JARVIS

Frederick Russell

Private, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 13/2/1943, age 25, buried: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY Thailand. Son of Russell Urvin Jarvis and Lillian Jarvis; husband of Mary Elizabeth Jarvis, of Newmarket, Suffolk.

LAMBERT

Russell Stanley

Private, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 12/9/1944, age 28, commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Singapore. Son of George and Lily Laura Lambert, of Exning, Suffolk.

LISTER

Arthur

Sergeant, Pilot R.A.F., died 2/5/1944, age 24, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk. Son of John Wright Lister and Ada Lister, of Exning; husband of Nora Lister, of Dudley, Worcestershire.

MILES

Douglas

Probably: Corporal, Douglas George Miles, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 20/7/1943, age 23, buried: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY Thailand.

PARR

Walter Frederick

Private, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 17/9/1943, age 26, commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Singapore. Son of Walter and Annie Parr, of Exning, Suffolk.

POULTER

Edwin Thomas

Private, 13th Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool), died 23/2/1944, age 28, buried: RANGOON WAR CEMETERY Myanmar. Son of Alfred and Amy Alice Poulter, of Exning, Suffolk.

ROYS

Sidney

Gunner, 73 Anti-Tank reg., Royal Artillery, died 25/10/1942, age 35, commemorated: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL Egypt. Son of Tom and Susan Mary Roys; husband of Evelyn G. Roys, of Exning, Suffolk.

TALBOT

Frederick James

Private, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, died 16/5/1944, age 27, buried: CASSINO WAR CEMETERY Italy. Son of Frederick and Ethel Talbot, of Exning, Suffolk.

THOMPSON

Percy

No further information currently

WALKER

Gerald

No further information currently

WEBB

John [Thomas]

Gunner 1398003. ''B'' Bty., 11 (Honourable Artillery Company) Regt., Royal Horse Artillery. Died 2nd July 1942 as result of injuries received during El Alamein campaign. Age 26yrs. Buried in Tel-El-Kebir Memorial War Cemetery, Egypt. Son of William & Matilda WEBB, Jockey Club Cottages, Laceys Lane, Exning and wife of Catherine Louise WEBB.

WILSON

Bryan James

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 11/10/1943, age 24, buried: THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY Myanmar. Son of Benjamin James Wilson and Louisa Wilson, of Exning, Suffolk.

WILSON

Russell [Arthur]

Private, 5776883, 2nd Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment, who died on Thursday 4 May 1944 . Age 27. Buried: KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY India. Son of William Thomas Wilson and Rosa Wilson, of Exning, Suffolk. Brother of William Wilson (Below).

WILSON

William

Private 5932641, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of tropical ulcers as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 15 December 1943. Age 28. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row D. Grave 73. Son of William Thomas Wilson and Rosa Wilson, of Exning, Suffolk. Brother of Russell Arthur Wilson (above).

WOOLLARD

Robert Henry

Private, 2nd/5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), died 26/1/1944, age 21, buried: MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY Italy. Son of Bertram Robert and Ruby May Woollard, of Exning, Suffolk.

Civilians killed by enemy action

FULLER

Leslie Arthur

Died 18/2/1941, age 31, buried: Exning Cemetery. Of Elm Cottage, Exning Road. Husband of Janet Mildred Fuller. at White Hart Hotel.

TATEM

William James

Died 28/6/1942, age 74. Commemorated: MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE Civilian War Dead. 1st Baron Glanely of St. Fagan's. Deputy Lieutenant and J.P. for Glamorgan; LL.D.; of Exning House, Newmarket, Suffolk. Son of the late Thomas and Louisa Tatem, of Appledore, North Devon; husband of the late Ada Mary, Baroness Glanely. [See also Landwade, Cambridgeshire]

Also buried in Exning Cemetery:

COLE

Alexander Bruce

Formerly Sergeant, 2nd Dorset Regiment. Died 9th August 1948. Born 8th May 1876 at Dagshai, India. Husabnd of Elsie Mortimer Cole.

De MEDER

N

Lieutenant, Russian Forces, died 24/1/1920. Gravestone in the style of CWGC, but not found on their website.

POTTER

J A

Rifleman, 7th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, t/f to Labour Corps, died 1/5/1920

CAMPBELL

Colin Hamilton

Flying Officer, R.A.F. died 13/12/1943, age 27. Son of Horace and Elizabeth Lillian Campbell; husband of Gladys Marguerite Campbell, of Newmarket.

READ

James

Aircraftman 1st Class, R.A.F., died 15/4/1940, age 21. Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hay, of Long Framlington, Northumberland.

ROHDE, DFC

Duglas Oscar

Squadron Leader, R.A.F.V.R., died 17/1/1943, age 31. Son of Oscar and Emily Linton Rohde; husband of Jeanetta Mary Rohde, of Egham, Surrey.

All the following men are mentioned in the book "Our Exning Heroes", but are not on the War memorial:

ALEY

Frank

Private, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 3/7/1916, age 21, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Aley, of 71, St. Philip's Rd., Newmarket.

BAILEY

Walter John

Private 41429, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment, killed in action 28/4/1917, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Born 1884, Cowlinge, Newmarket, enlisted and resident Newmarket, Formerly 6668, Cambridgeshire Regiment.

BALLS

Albert Edward

Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, died 26/10/1918, age 28, buried: NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY Suffolk. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Cole; husband of Emma Rose Balls, of 2, Fern Cottages, Exning Rd., Newmarket.

BOWMAN

Percy William

Lance Corporal, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 13/10/1915, age 22, commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Son of J. H. and Lizzie Bowman, of 3, Foulden Terrace, Exning Rd., Newmarket.

CHALLICE

Harry James

Private, 9th Battalion, Tank Corps, died 26/8/1918, age 19, buried: WINDMILL BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX Pas de Calais, France.

CHAMBERS

Henry

Private, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, died 5/8/1917, age 23, buried: OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL Nord, France. Son of James William and Martha Sarah Chambers, of Newmarket, Suffolk.

CHENERY

Ernest Cecil

Private, 1st /15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), died 7/10/1916, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Son of William Herbert and Alice Maude Chenery, of 2, Gordon Cottages, Exning Rd., Newmarket. Born 1894.

CLOW

Harry Robert

[RH on CWGC] Private, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, died 9/10/1917, age 19, commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of the late Amos and Emma Clow.

CLOW

Bert Turner

Private 17816, 14th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment, killed in action 30/7/1916, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Born 1881, Exning. Enlisted Atherstaone, Warwickshire.

COLE

Henry James

Private 44501, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, died 4/9/1918, age 20, commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Cole, of 2, Outfall Works, Exning Rd., Newmarket. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

CROMPTON, MM

Joseph

Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 2/10/1918, buried: GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. [MM not shown on CWGC]

EVENS

Ernest William

[EVANS on CWGC] Private, 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, died 22/3/1918, age 32, commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France. Son of Emily Edith Evans, of 1, Fern Cottages, Exning Rd., Newmarket, and the late John Evans.

HAMMOND

Edward [Sidney]

[Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 35419, 12th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, died of wounds 29/9/1916, buried: GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Formerly 2596, Suffolk Regiment. Born newmarket, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.

HAYLOCK

William

Private 14850, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 18/6/1917, age 28, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Haylock. [CWGC says Born Snailwell.] Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket.

HEWISH

John William

[WJ in CWGC] Private, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 13/9/1918, age 36, buried: VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France. Son of Frederick Henry Hewish and Mary Ann Hewish; husband of Ethel Maud Hewish, of 5, Foulden Terrace, Exning Rd., Newmarket. Born at Cambridge. Went to USA in 1912, but returned to England in 1914.

HUMAN

Victor

Private, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, died 1/8/1917, buried: BUFFS ROAD CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mrs. A. M. Human, of 2, Field Terrace, Exning Rd., Newmarket, Cambs. See also Isleham.

MILNE

George Sidney

Rifleman 652576, 1st/21st Battalion, London Rifle Regiment (First Surrey Rifles), killed in action 15/9/1916, age 21, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Son of Frank and Bertha Milne, of King Edward Rd., Newmarket. Born Exning, enlisted Hertford, resident Newmarket. Formerly 21316, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

PASK(E)

Ernest George

Sergeant, Army Veterinary Corps, attd. 170th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, died 5/6/1917, age 50, buried: ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Husband of Rose Pask, of 10, Field Terrace Rd., Newmarket. Died in a riding accident during military sports.

PERRY

Joseph (Cecil)

Private, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 18/9/1917, age 31, buried: TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY Somme, France. Husband of Matilda Maud Perry, of Brickfield Cottages, Exning, Newmarket.

POND

Harry Charles

Private 33319, 6th Battalion,Yorkshire Regiment, died of wounds 27/9/1917, age 41, buried: DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Pond, of 5, Foulden Terrace, Exning Rd., Newmarket. Born Exning, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 4215, Suffolk Regiment.

PRYKE

Gregory

Private 59344, 1/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, died of wounds 4/11/18, buried: LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Born Exning 1899 [SDGW states born Newmarket], enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Newmarket.

SHARP[E]

William James

Private, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment,), died 25/9/1916, commemorated: VIMY MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs Alice Sharpe, 67 Saxon Rd, Newmarket. Born 1895, Wood Ditton. See also Saxon Street and Woodditton.

SMITHSON

Harold Geoffrey

Corporal, [Lance Corporal, on CWGC] 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, died 31/7/1917, age 22, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mrs. A. L. Smithson, of 5, Fern Villas, Exning Rd., Newmarket.

SMITHSON

Harry [or Henry] Robinson

Lance Corporal, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, died 21/3/1918, age 25, commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France. Son of Mrs. A. L. Smithson, of 5, Fern Villas, Exning Rd., Newmarket.

STEWARD

Frederick William

431st Agricultural Company, Labour Corps, died 9/1/1919, age 25, buried: LITTLE STONHAM (OR STONHAM PARVA) (ST.MARY) CHURCHYARD Suffolk. Husband of Florence Phoebe Steward, of Oxford St., Exning, Suffolk.

TURNER Alfred James

Private, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 31/7/1917, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born 1886, Isleham.

WILLIS

James Vickers

Private 202817, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 28/4/1917, age 42, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Husband of Kate Willis, of 3, Oxborough Terrace, King Edward Rd., Newmarket, Suffolk. Son of James Vickers Willis and Mary Ann Willis. Born Exning, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 22844, Suffolk Regiment.

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