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FALKENHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2. Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The War Memorial is situated outside the parish chruch and takes the form of a Celtic Cross made from Portland stone on a stepped base, a wreath crowns the top of the cross. There are 12 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2. THe memorial was initially unveiled on 24th october 1920 by Major-General Sir Arthur Money and was reported in the East Anglian Daily Times 26th october 1920.

IN DEEP GRATITUDE TO
THE MEN OF FALKENHAM
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN
THE TWO WORLD WARS

1914-1918

BARHAM

John William

Private G/13473, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 09/04/1917. Born Falkenham. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Private Barham is also commemorated on the Felixstowe War Memorial

BOULTER

Arthur Edward

Private 30797, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/12/1917. Age 27. Son of Mrs Boulter of Back Road, Falkenham. Buried at Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Private Boulter is also commemorated on the Felixstowe War Memorial

CROXSON

William

Lance Corporal 8116, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 06/06/1915. Born in and resident of Falkenham. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Lance Corporal Croxson is also commemorated on the Felixstowe War Memorial

EADE

James Maurice

Private 40636, 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died 07/08/1917. Born in Debenham and resident in Falkenham. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

FARTHING

Arthur John

Private 201352, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/03/1918. Born in Walton. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Private Farthing is also commemorated on the Felixstowe War Memorial

KIRK

Walter Ernest

Private 201384, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 04/05/1917. Age 29. Son of Mr and Mrs John Kirk of Lower Farm, Falkenham. Commemorated on the Savona Memorial

PIPE

Charles E

Private 8112, 3rd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 08/03/1916. Age 43. Husband of Alice Pipe of Kirton. Buried at Falkenham (St Ethelbert) Churchyard. Private Pipe’s death was recorded at Woodbridge

POSFORD

Benjamin Ashwell

Second Lieutenant, Supply Depot, Army Service Corps. Died 25/02/1915. Age 38. Son of Benjamin Ashwell and Mary Ellen Posford (nee Ashwell). Husband of Cecile Posford of The Lodge, Falkenham. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Also commemorated on the Trimley St Martin memorial

RUSH

Thomas

Sergeant 3/10240, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/03/1915. Age 40. Born in Falkenham. Husband of Anna Elizabeth Rush of 33 Trevor Road, Wimbledon, London. Buried at the Suffolk Cemetery

STOPHER

Albert Edward

Private 14946, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10/04/1917. Age 19. Son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Stopher of Great Glemham Road, Sweffling, Saxmundham. Connection to Falkenham unclear.. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

TURNER

Edward

Private 602986, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 03/06/1916. Age 26. Son of William and Caroline Turner of Falkenham. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

WRIGHT

Frederick William

Private 43015, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/08/1917. Born at Ipswich. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

1939-1945

BULLIMORE

Clifford Richard

Sergeant 2321071, 70th Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 31/01/1944. Age 31. Son of Richard and Rosanna Bullimore of Fairstead, Essex. Buried at Imphal War Cemetery

GORHAM

Herbert Laurence

Lance Corporal 5116882, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 20/07/1944. Age 29. Son of Claude William and Agnes Emma Gorham of Trimley St Mary. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery

UTTERIDGE

Raymond Harry

Petty Officer Telegraphist P/JX15190, Royal Navy, HMS Hood. Died 24/05/1941. Age 27. Son of James Arthur and Bessie Alice Beatrice Utteridge of Falkenham. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. On 24th May 1941, the battlecruiser 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

Last updated 25 January, 2009

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