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GREAT WRATTING WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Rod Gibson 2008

There are two stone tablets within the parish church at Great Wratting, Suffolk. The first lists the names of those who died in World War 1, created by Messrs.; Rattle & Kett Ltd (Masons), it was dedicated by Canon J R M Vacher and unveiled 18 September 1920; it cost £26 5s. The second commemorates those who fell in World War 2 and was unveiled 17 November 1948.

1914-1919

BARRETT Jonathan James
Pte. 39695. 2nd/5th Bn., King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Enlisted: Bawtry, Yorks. Born Great Wratting. Killed in Action 20th November 1917. Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Panel 8
BOWERS Thomas
Pte. 268138. 2nd/7th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Enlisted: Coventry, Warwicks. Born Haverhill, Suffolk. Son of Thomas Bowers of Great Wratting. Died 18th November 1918. Age 26. Commemorated: Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, IX. A. 10B
BRADFORD William Elijah
Pte. 48170. 8th Bn. Royal Fusiliers . Enlisted: Sudbury. Born Great Wratting, Son of Arthur and Ellen Bradford, husband of Ethel Bradford. Died of Wounds 2nd July 1917. Age 26. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Bay 3
FARRANT Charles
Pte. PO/8883. Royal Marine Light Infantry. Son of Walter and Meanna Lois Farrant of Great Wratting. Died 5th May 1915. Age 35. Commemorated: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, A. 18
LING Jacob
Pte. 5254. 9th Bn. East Surrey Regiment. Enlisted: Haverhill, Suffolk. Born Great Wratting, son of Edward and Sarah Ling. Killed in Action 17th June 1916. Age 32. Commemorated: Dranoutre Military Cemetery, II. E. 12
ROWLINGSON George
Sgt. 12750. 2nd Bn., Essex Regiment. Enlisted: Chelmsford, Essex. Born Great Wratting, son of William and Ellen Rowlingson; husband of Lizzie Rowlingson of Haverhill, Suffolk. Killed in Action 12th May 1917. Age 25. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Bay 7
ROWLINGSON William Frank
AB. J/34073. HMS Calliope, Royal Navy. Born Great Wratting, son of William and Ellen Rowlingson, brother of George. Killed in Action 31st May 1916. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial. 16
1939 – 1945
BATTEN Owen
Pte. 5830007. 5th Bn. Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 31st May 1940. Age 21. Commemorated: Houtem Churchyard, Grave 216
MAYES Thomas
Pte. 5828520. 5th Bn. Suffolk Regiment. Son of Henry and Alice Mayes of Great Wratting. Died 1st December 1943. Age 39. Commemorated: Yokohama War Cemetery, Sec. L. B. 2
TURNER Stanley Robert
L/S C/SSX 28518H.M.S. Thanet, Royal Navy. Son of Robert and Annie Turner of Great Wratting. Died 26th January 1942. Age 22. Commemorated: Chatham Memorial, 52, 3

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