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FINNINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

In Finningham war memorial can be found in the grounds of the parish church, Finningham. It takes the form of a Saxon cross on a tapered contagonal column resting on a plinth with a two stepped base; four posts have been placed at the four corners to hold a chain link fence. The memroial was unveiled 16 November 1919, it had cost £80 and had been built by Mr J Cooley. Details of the memorial appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times 17 November 1919. There are 15 names listed for World War 1 and 2 for World War 2.

Photographs copyright © Chris Clarke 2014

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY
SACRED FOR ALL TIME TO THE
FINNINGHAM MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR AD 1914-1919

BAILEY Percy
Gunner 8847 Percy Bailey was born in Finningham c1878. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery 2nd Division Ammunition Column in Bury St Edmunds. He served in France & Flanders and died on 25th December 1917 aged 39. He is buried at Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension Grave I. B. 16 and is remembered on the Finningham War Memorial. He was the son of William and Anna Bailey, of Swiss Cottage, School Street, Stoke-by-Nayland, Colchester.
BAKER Alfred
Private 9038 Alfred Baker was born in West Thorpe c1894. He enlisted in the 2nd Suffolk Regiment in Bury St Edmunds August 1914. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 16th June 1917 aged 23. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial Bay 4 and on the Finningham War Memorial. He was the son of George and Louisa Baker, of The Bridge, Finningham.
BAKER Frederick C
Private 40208 Frederick C. Baker was born in West Thorpe. He originally enlisted as 28230 in the Essex Regiment in Bury St Edmunds, later transferring to the 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 7th February 1917. He is buried at Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel Grave VII. F. 3 and is remembered on the Finningham War Memorial. He was a resident of Stowmarket.
BLOOMFIELD Harry
Lance/Corporal 9053 Harry Bloomfield was born in Finningham c1896. He enlisted in the 7th Suffolk Regiment in Bury St Edmunds. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 28th April 1917 aged 21. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial Bay 4 and on the Finningham War Memorial. He was the son of James and Ursula Bloomfield, of Green Lane, Firmingham.
BURROWS Harry James
Private 203377 Harry James Burrows was born in Gresley Notts c1888. He enlisted in the 1st/5th Sherwood Foresters Regiment in Eye on 17th March 1916. He served in France & Flanders and was drowned on 17th April 1917 aged 29. He is remembered on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton and on the Finningham War Memorial. He was the son of Kate Burrows, of Finningham, and the late Thomas Burrows.
HOLT James Arthur
Gunner 7730 James Arthur Holt was born in Finningham c1881. He enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery 77th Heavy Battery. He served in Mesopotamia and died on 3rd July 1916 aged 35. He is buried at Basra War Cemetery Grave V T 17 and is remembered on the Finningham War Memorial. He was a resident of Halstead Sussex. Husband of Alice Emily Halls (formerly Holt), of High Road, Cotton.
HOWLETT Ernest
Private 39041 Ernest Howlett was born in Hawkedon. He enlisted in the 7th Highland Light Infantry in Botesdale. He was drowned at Sea on 4th May 1917. He is remembered on the Savona Memorial and on the Finningham War Memorial.
KERRIDGE Frederick
Private 267562 Frederick Kerridge was born in Bury St Edmunds. He enlisted in the 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment in Stowmarket. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 18th September 1918. He is buried at Ste. Emilie Valley Cemetery, Villers-Faucon Grave I E 7 and is remembered on the Finningham War Memorial. He was a resident of Finningham.
LINGLEY Frederick James
Private 15339 Frederick James Lingley enlisted in the 9th Suffolk Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 13th September 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier & Face 1C&2A and on the Finningham War Memorial.
LINSTEAD Edward
Stoker First Class 312457 Edward Linstead was born in Stowmarket on 12th April 1887. He enlisted in the Royal Navy, serving on HMS Invincible and was drowned at sea during the battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 aged 29. He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial and on the Finningham War Memorial.
ROSE Robert
Private 18592 Robert Rose was born in Finningham c1889. He enlisted in the 11th Suffolk Regiment in Driffield Suffolk. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 19th April 1918 aged 28. He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 4 and on the Finningham War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs. Eliza Rose, of Finningham, and the late Charles Rose.
SELSBY Edward
Private 33660 Edward Selsby was born in c1889. He enlisted in the 1st Border Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 28th August 1917 aged 28. He is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery Grave XXV. N. 2A and is remembered on the Finningham War Memorial. He was the son of William and Sarah Ann Selsby, of Finningham; husband of Alice Mary Selsby, of Finningham.
SILLETT Samuel
Private 37101 Samuel Sillett enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was presumed dead and is remembered on the Finningham War Memorial. No further information is currently available.
WARNER William
Private 104690 William Warner was born in Earl Soham c1895. He enlisted in the 26th Machine Gun Corps in Earl Soham. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 6th May 1918 aged 23. He is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Grave IX. B. 46 and is remembered on the Finningham War Memorial. He was the youngest son of Walter and Mary Warner, of Little Green, Earl Soham, Framlingham.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

ALSO
TO THOSE WHO FELL
1939-1945
BIRCH Frank
Driver T/128992 Frank Michael Birch served in the Royal Army Service Corps 3 Corps Petrol Park. He died between 26th and 29th May 1940 aged 24. He is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial Column 134 and on Finningham War Memorial. He was the son of Arthur Edward and Helen Birch; husband of Kathleen Alice Birch, of Finningham.
RUSH Samuel
Private 5831230 Samuel Rush served in the 4th Suffolk Regiment. He died on 10th August 1943 aged 23. He is buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery Grave B4. C. 1 and is remembered on Finningham War Memorial.

Last updated 13 January, 2014

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