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GRUNDISBURGH WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands in St Mary's chgurch grounds and is in the form of a Cenotaph made from Portland stone, a wreath is carved into the face of the memorial. There are 31 names for World War 1 and 11 for World War 2. The memorial was initially unveiled on 22nd August 1920 by Lieutenant-Colonel H C Copeman, the architect was Mr E T Johns, the builder Mr John Noller. A report appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times 23rd August 1920.

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF GRUNDISBURGH WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FIGHTING IN THE CAUSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

ABLITT

Frederick Victor

Private 50413, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 07/05/1917. Age 20. Son of Robert and Kate Ablitt of Balcony House, Grundisburgh. Buried at La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne

ABLITT

George Robert

Private 28833, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 12/10/1916. Age 32. Son of Robert and Kate Ablitt of Balcony House, Grundisburgh. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

ANDREWS

Charles William

Private 44068, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 23/08/1918. Born at Clopton. Buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension

BROOM

Harold

Sergeant 15183, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Battalion. Died 21/08/1916. Age 20. Son of William and Rose Broom of 28 Angel Lane, Woodbridge. Buried at Auchonvillers Military Cemetery. Private Broom is also commemorated on the Woodbridge War Memorial

BURGH

Ellis Cyril

Private 3340, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/08/1916. Age 20. Son of Leah Burgh of The Laburnums Grundisburgh and the late Charles Henry Burgh. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

CLARY

Charles Basil

Private 23806, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 02/07/1916. Age 21. Son of Charles and Louisa Clary of Badingham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

COPPING

John William

Private 26603, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 06/03/1917. Age 34. Son of Priscilla Copping of Stoney Road, Grundisburgh. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

FORSDIKE

Harry

Private 12394, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1917. Born Ipswich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

FOULGER

William Charles

Private 202766, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 12/12/1917. Born Grundisburgh. Buried at Le Cateau Military Cemetery

FOULGER

Harry Charles

Private 32981, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 24/04/1917. Son of E Foulger of The Street, Grundisburgh. Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

GOODCHILD

Edmund Leonard

Private 15176, "C" Company, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/12/1915. Age 22. Son of Joseph and Selina Ethel Goodchild of Grundisburgh. Commemorated on a special memorial at the White House Cemetery

HALL

Reginald

Private 41057, "C" Company, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 08-12/04/1918. Age 28. Son of Mrs. A. Haggar of 4 Parade Field Terrace, Belvedere Road, Ipswich – born Grundisburgh. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial

HAZELWOOD

Walter Martin

Private 3822, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Died 23/07/1916. Age 29. Son of David and Thurza Hazelwood of Grundisburgh. Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe

HUNT

Arthur Joseph

Private 895262, 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 26/10/1917. Age 31. Son of Mrs A C Hunt of "Park Farm," Grundisburgh and the late William Wright Hunt. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

JACKAMAN

Albert Thomas

Private 12402, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 24/07/1916. Age 24. Son of Jabez and Sarah Jackaman of Lower Holbrook, Ipswich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

LAMBERT

Frank William

Private DM2/154936, Army Service Corps – attached 55th Casualty Clearing Station. Died 17/11/1918. Age 30. Son of Jeremiah and Louisa Lambert of Grundisburgh. Buried at Ipswich Cemetery. Private Lambert’s death is recorded at Ipswich

LEGGETT

Harry

Private 40466, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 01/06/1918. Age 27. Son of Anna and the late John Leggett of Grundisburgh. Buried at Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil

LEGGETT

William

Private 5/20017, 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Died 28/01/1918. Age 21. Son of Mrs Anna Leggett of 2 Vine Cottages, Grundisburgh. Buried at the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

MILLER

Frederick John

Private 15005, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 13/04/1915. Born in, and resident of, Grundisburgh. Buried at the Bois Grenier Communal Cemetery

QUINTON

Alfred Thomas

Private 13004, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Died 02/03/1916. Age 26. Son of Mr A Quinton of Grundisburgh. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

QUINTON

Frederick William

Private 34489, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died 02/05/1917. Born in Grundisburgh, resident of Hasketon. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Private Quinton is also commemorated on the Hasketon War Memorial

QUINTON

James

Private 202291, "B" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/08/1917. Age 30. Son of Alfred Quinton of Grundisburgh. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

RAMM

Richard

Private 240681, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 05/11/1917. Age 22. Son of Fountaine and Sarah Ann Ramm of Park Cottage, Grundisburgh. Buried at the Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel

SMITH

George Eli

Private 9230, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 23/12/1915. Buried at the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy

SMITH

George William

Private 27454, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards Died 27/08/1918. Age 30. Son of W J Smith of Grundisburgh. husband of Beatrice M Smith of Grundisburgh. Buried at Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory

SMITH

Lacey John

Gunner 102747, "B" Battery, 104th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 27/10/1915. Age 19. Son of Charles Henry and Kate Ann Smith of Hawes Farm, Grundisburgh. Buried at X Farm Cemetery, La Chapelle-D’Armentieres

SMITH

Sutton Charles

Corporal 15175, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Died 18/03/1917. Age 24. Son of Charles Henry and Kate Ann Smith of Hawes Farm, Grundisburgh. Buried at Vermelles British Cemetery

SUTTON

Geoffrey Alfred

Lance Corporal 11686, No 1 Company, 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards. Died 27/11/1917. Age 23. Son of the Rev Edwin and Annie Hill Sutton of Grundisburg Rectory, Woodbridge. Buried at Ontario Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquion

TACCHI

William George

Private 307601, "C" Company, 6th Battalion, Tank Corps. Died 05/09/1918. Age 22. Son of William and Jessie Tacchi of Canterbury – Buried at Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval

THORPE

Harry Edward

Private 42758, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 22/11/1916. Age 26. Son of Eliza Thorpe of Grundisburgh. Buried at Etretat Chruchyard

WHATLING

Jubilee John

Private 44066, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 09/04/1918 and 19/04/1918. Age 31. Son of the late William and Harriet Whatling. Born Parham. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial

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

1939-1945

BENNETT

Sidney Daniel

Private 5775764, 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 25/07/1943. Age 25. Son of Alfred and Emily Annie Bennett of Grundisburgh. Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery

BROOM

Dennis Walter

Marine PO/X 2701, Royal Marines – HMS Berwick. Died 25/12/1940. Age 20. Son of Walter and Emily Elizabeth Broom of Grundisburgh. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The Gibraltar based Royal Navy Fleet, known as Force H, sailed on Christmas Day 1940 to support a Middle East troop convoy (WS 5A). The German heavy cruiser, Admiral Hipper, was engaged by the fleet and driven away from the convoy. During the action, HMS Berwick received a hit from an 8- inch shell causing some damage and a few casualties – including Marine Broom.

DUNNETT

Stanley Edward

Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1395778, 626 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve . Died 12/09/1944. Age 28. Son of Samuel and Annie Jenetta Dunnett. husband of Alice Mary Dunnett of Tiddington, Warwickshire – Buried at Durnbach War Cemetery. 626 Squadron was formed at Wickenby on 7 November 1943 from C Flight of 12 Squadron. Its Lancasters took part in the strategic bomber offensive for the remainder of the war, and after a few months on transport duties, the squadron was disbanded on 14 October 1945

GURDON

The Honourable Robert Brampton

Lieutenant 99183, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards – Attached Long Range Desert Group. Died 13/07/1942. Age 38. Son of Bertram Francis Gurdon KG MC, 2nd Baron Cranworth and Lady Cranworth CBE of Grundisburgh. husband of the Hon Daisy Consuelo (Yoskyl) Gurdon of Cotswold Park, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. Also commemorated on a plaque in St Mary's church.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT BRAMPTON GURDON
COLDSTREAM GUARDS
BORN JUNE 21ST 1904
KILLED IN ACTION IN LIBYA JULY 13TH 1942
WHILE SERVING WITH THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP
(AND HIS SON 1936 - 1945)

HARRIS

Stanley Bell

Guardsman 2722466, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards. Died 25/03/1943. Age 22. Son of Rose Brunning of Grundisburgh. Buried at Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia

NUNN

Eric Charles

Corporal 1186810, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10/06/1944. Age 24. Son of Robert Charles and Emily Nunn of Grundisburgh. Buried at Grundisburgh (St Mary) Churchyard . Corporal Nunn’s death is recorded at Christchurch, Dorset

PARRIS

J W

Royal Air Force. No further information currently

RAYFIELD

Douglas Arnold

Private 13033950, Royal Army Ordnance Corp Died 01/02/1947. Age 28. Son of Mr and Mrs F D Rayfield of Grundisburgh. Buried at Grundisburgh (St Mary) Churchyard. Corporal Rayfield’s death is recorded at Cambridge

UPSON

Maurice William

Gunner 1685884, 286th Battery, Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 07/08/1944. Age 32. Son of James and Lillie Upson of Grundisburgh. Buried at Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

UPSON

Ronald Mervyn

Driver T/183600, Royal Army Service Corps Died 16/11/1941. Age 25. Son of James and Lillie Upson of Grundisburgh. Buried at Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt

VENN

Verdun Dennis

Leading Aircraftman 903626, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 05/10/1944. Age 23. Son of John Dennis Venn and Jane Mary Venn of Otley. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

Last updated 10 October, 2006

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