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GREAT GLEMHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands beside the parish church and takes the form of a Celtic Cross made of Portland stone on a single stepped base. There are 15 names from World War 1 and 6 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled on 13th June 1920 and a reported appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times 16th June 1920.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF

1914-1918

BRIDGES

Ernest

Believed to be Private G/41748, 19th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 23/02/1917. Buries at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

CLARKE

Wilfred

No further information currently available

CLOSE-BROOKS

Arthur Brooks

MC. Captain, 3rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 10/01/1917. Age 32. Son of John and Emily Close-Brooks of Birtles Hall, Cheshire. husband of Frances Mary Close-Brooks of Glemham Grove. Buried at the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

CLOW

Frederick Levett

Lance Corporal 18110, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 09/10/1917. Born in, and resident of, Great Glenham. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

JOHNSON

George

Rifleman 555819, 16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles). Died 11/11/1918. Age 18. Son of Henry and Eliza Johnson of Low Road, Great Glenham. Born at Glenham. Buried at Great Glenham (All Saints) Churchyard. Rifleman Johnson’s death is recorded at Fulham

JOHNSON

Lester Samuel

Believed to be Private 34509, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/05/1917. Buried at Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt

MATTIN

Frederick

Private 200832, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/07/1918. Buried at Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois

MATTIN

John

Private 200962, "B" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/07/1916. Age 19. Son of Arthur and Rose Mattin of Brookheath, Fordingbridge, Hampshire. Commemorate on the Thiepval Memorial

MATTIN

Stanley Walter Augustus

Private 200897, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 23/04/1917. Age 27. Son of Mrs C Mattin of Rose Cottage, Great Glemham. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

MAYHEW

Percy James

Private 14832, 8th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 17/05/1917. Age 19. Son of James and Norah Mayhew of Great Glemham. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

PALMER

Alfred

No further information currently available

PENDLE

Frederick John

Private 15463, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 15/12/1914. Born at Rendham. Buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery

PLEASANCE

Ernest A

Lance Corporal 22853, 51st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 19/10/1918. Age 23. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Pleasance of New Cottage, Great Glenham. Buried at Iwuy Communal Cemetery

SMITH

Bert William

Private 10613, 10th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 18/08/1917. Age 29. Son of Harry and Anna Maria Smith of Manor Farm, Kirton. husband of Jessie May Smith – Resident of Saxmundham. Buried at Bertenacre Miltary Cemetery, Fletre

STONE

Ernest James

Rifleman A/205401, 8th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 21/03/1918. Born in, and resident of , Great Glenham. Buried at St Souplet British Cemetery

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY

ALSO OF

1939-1945

ABBOTT

Arthur William

Private S/106859, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 17/06/1940. Age 24. Son of Edward Abbott and of Edith M Abbott of Great Glemham. Commemorated and buried at Les Moutiers-En-Retz Communal Cemetery. All but one of those buried here lost their lives when the troopship Lancastria was bombed and sunk off St. Nazaire, 29 kilometres north of Les Moutiers, on 17th June, 1940. There are now over 60, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a quarter are unidentified. Lack of space prevented the erection of individual headstones, and all the men are commemorated by a memorial in the form of a screen wall, with a number of Portland stone panels upon which the names are carved. Between these panels are others bearing the badges of the various Regiments, and across the memorial, above the names, runs the inscription "In honoured memory of these British soldiers who perished in the loss of the troopship Lancastria on June 17th, 1940, and who are buried here"

CRISP

Jack Wilfred

Lance Corporal 5825903, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/06/1944. Age 30. Son of Sarah Crisp and Stepson of J W G Cattermole of Stratford St Andrew. Buried at Hermanville War Cemetery

FAIRHEAD

Alfred William

Sergeant 5826435, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/09/1944. Age 28. Son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Fairhead. husband of Kathleen Elizabeth Fairhead of Stowmarket. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

FOSTER

John Conway

Squadron Leader 85149, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10/07/1945. Age 49. Son of Michael Gloye Foster and Charlotte Shipley Foster. husband of Franklin Foster (nee Engs) of Great Glemham. Commemorated at Golders Green Crematorium. The cause of death of Squadron Leader Foster is unknown

JARVIS

Angus Wiliam

Rifleman 1795572, 6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 18/01/1945. Age 23. Son of Ambrose and Anne Jarvis. husband of Phyllis Jarvis of Great Glemham. Buried at Sittard War Cemetery

SCACE

William Charles Barnabus

Sergeant 5827642, 1/5th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 25/10/1942. Buried at the El Alamein War Cemetery

THE MEN WERE VERY GOOD UNTO US
AND WE WERE NOT HURT
THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US
BOTH BY DAY AND NIGHT

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