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HALESWORTH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Mick Tilley 2007

The memorial is in the form of a granite obelisk on a layered pediment with a three-stepped base that stands just outside the entrance to St Mary's Church in the arboretum. There are 69 names for World War 1, 18 names for World War 2 and three civilians who died during World War 2. The memorial was first unveiled on 6th March 1921 by Major R A Parry, details to be found in the East Anglian Daily Times 8th March 1921.

Photograph Copyright © Mick tilley 2007

IN HONOUR OF THE MEN
OF HALESWORTH
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ADAMSON

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ALDRED

Albert Frederick
Private 1803, "F" Company, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th April 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Halesworth. Son of Frederick and Emma Aldred, of 17, Station Rd., Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 18.

ASHFORD

Crcil Harry
Lance Corporal 10138, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds at the battle of Loos on 26 October 1915. Aged 33. Born Framlingham, enlisted Lowestoft. Hm. Son of Mr. S. Ashford, a jeweller and watchmaker, who later moved to London Road, Halesworth. He had enlisted in the 9th Suffolks soon afe had a twin sister, and for a time lived in Albert Road, Framlinghater war broke out, and was in France by August 1915. Cecil had served an apprenticeship at Premier Press, Halesworth earlier, and worked for Flood & Sons of Lowestoft, known to be quiet and retiring. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. He is also commemorated on the Framlingham War Memorial, where he was born.

BALLS

Walter Alick
Lance Corporal 1349, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th July 1916. Born Blyford, enlisted Halesworth. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

BIRD

Robert B
Private 1456, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 11th March 1915. Aged 23. Born Westhall, enlisted Halesworth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Bird, of 34, Wissett Rd., Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 4.

BOYLES

Alfred
Leading Seaman 235130, H.M.S. Laforey, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 23rd March 1917. Aged 27. Born 24th October 1889 in Halesworth. Husband of Alice E. Boyles, of 8, Chediston St., Halesworth, Suffolk. Awarded Messina Medal. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 21.

BOYLES

Henry
Private 3/10092, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916. Aged 30. Born Halesworth, enlisted Ipswich. Husband of Rosa E. Boyles, of 145, Chediston St., Halesworth, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

BROWN

Ebenezer
Private G/16811, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) posted to 2nd/20th London Regiment. Killed in action 20th October 1918. Aged 20. Born Ilkeshall, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Halesworth. Son of Mary Ann Brown, of Mill Post Cottages, Halesworth, Suffolk, and the late Edward Brown. Formerly 23449, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 1.

BROWN

William Herbert
Private 201040, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20th December 1918. Aged 30. Born Halesworth, enlisted Ipswich. Formerly 3517, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Mrs. Priscilla Brown, of Hill Cottage, Walpole, Halesworth. Buried in HALESWORTH NEW CEMETERY, Halesworth, Suffolk. Section A. Grave 367.

CALVER

[Richard] Bertie
[Listed as Bertie Richard on CWGC] Private 1801, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1915. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Halesworth. Son of Charles and Mary Calver, of 20, Chediston St., Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row D. Grave 35.

CARTER

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CHENEY

William
Private 400729, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28th March 1918. Born Carlton Colville, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Halesworth. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

CLAY

Arthur
Private 29171, "A" Company, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Aged 33. Born Swineshead, Lincolsnhire, enlisted Halesworth, resident Holton. Son of the late William and Catherine Clay, of Horbling, Lincolnshire; husband of Lilian Sarah Annie Clay, of 21, Sandby Green, Eltham, London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

CLOW

Stanley Edward
Corporal 200030, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th March 1918. Aged 30. Born Cookley, enlisted Halesworth. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Clow, of Halesworth; husband of Rose Clow, of Walnut Tree Farm, Walpole, Halesworth, Suffolk. Formerly 367, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 84 and 85.

COBB

Arthur John
Private 492060, 1/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 18 February 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Lewisham, resident Lee. Son of Louisa Cobb of Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk and the late George Robert Cobb; husband of Gertie Flossie Cobb of 89 Brightfield Road, Lee, S.E. London. Formerly 5048, 1/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13.

CODLING

Pells B
Private 18506, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26 March 1918. Born St. Cross, South Elmham, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. Husband of Bertha Codling, of 70, London Rd., Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXI. Row H. Grave 13.

COLE

Leonard James
Sergeant 200674, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Aged 23. Born Halesworth, enlisted Ipswich. Son of John and Catherine Cole, of 48, Brushfield St., Hyson Green, Nottingham. Formerly 2750, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.

COLE

William George
Corporal F/2549, 16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 24. Born Halesworth, enlisted Woldingham, Surrey, resident Brockley, Kent. Son of John and Catherine Cole, of 48, Brushfield, Hyson Green, Nottingham. Native of Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 50.

CONSTANCE

[Frederick] James
Deck Hand 15976/DA, H.M. Trawler Coltman, Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease 11 October 1918. Aged 41. Born 10 June 1877 in Lowestoft. Son of Mrs. Hannah Constance, of Chediston Green, Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in TARANTO TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, Italy. Plot III. Row G. Grave 8.

COWLES

Frederick Herbert James
Private 200280, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born and enlisted Halesworth. Formerly 1788, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

CROFT

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DAY

John Russell
Private 235231, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 2 December 1917. Aged 30. SBorn Stowmarket, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. on of John Edgar and Ellen Day, of 84, Bridge St., Stowmarket, Suffolk; husband of Bessie Day, of 11A, Wissett Rd., Halesworth, Suffolk. Formerly 6625, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 108 to 111.

DRAKE

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DULIEU

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ETHERIDGE

John Thomas Mills
Private 2786, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16th May 1915. Born Halesworth, enlisted Ipswich. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9.

ETHERIDGE

Robert Charles
Lance Corporal 13250, "D" Company, 9th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 21st October 1918. Born and resident Halesworth, enlisted Ipswich. Husband of Mrs. F. Etheridge, of 73, London Rd., Halesworth, Suffolk. Formerly 23323, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row BB. Grave 2.

ETHERIDGE

Robert John
Deck Hand 2673SD, H.M.S. Iphigenia, Royal Naval Reserve. Lost overboard 3 December 1915. Aged 42. Born 26 August 1873 in Blythburgh, Suffolk. Son of William and Sarah Etheridge, of Blythburgh, Halesworth; husband of Kate D. Etheridge, of 7, Jubilee Cottages, Holton, Halesworth, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 14.

EVERSON

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FINCH

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FOSTER

Albert George
[Listed as George FOSTER on SDGW], Lance Sergeant 20330, 8th Batatlion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 4th August 1918. Aged 22. Enlisted Norwich, resident Halesworthy (sic). Son of Frederick and Emma Foster. Buried in QUERRIEU BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 15.

FROST

George Jesse
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds, in hospital in Ballieul, 9th September 1915. Suffered from injuries received whilst demonstrating bombing few days previous; a bomb had been thrown short and Lieutenant frost rushed to fling it into a trench to avert an accident, sacrificing his own life. Aged 22. Son of William Wall Frost and Mary Frost, of 8, Thorofare, Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 35.

FROST

Robert Wall
Second Lieutenant, 10th battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at the Battle of Albert 3rd July 1916. Aged 26. Son of William Wall Frost, of 8, Thorofare, Halesworth, Suffolk, and the late Mary Frost. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

GRICE

Albert [Victor]
Corporal 36488, 59th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 2nd May 1918. Born Blyford, enlisted Halesworth. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 7.

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HOWARD

Robert
Lance Corporal [Private SDGW] 40678, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1918. Aged 38. Born Halesworth, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Robert Howard, of 123, Chediston St., Halesworth, Suffolk; husband of Agnes Ellen Howard, of 18, Pauline St., Ipswich. Formerly 19557, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

HURREN

Clifford George
Private 12588, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in actyion 19th October 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Halesworth, enlisted Warley, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Hurren, of 36, Quay St., Halesworth, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 85 to 87.

HURREN

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Corporal 200663, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment transferred to 374896, Labour Corps. Died 21st March 1919. Buried in HALESWORTH NEW CEMETERY, Halesworth, Suffolk. Section A. Grave 355.

KERRISON

Horace
Private 26053, 9th Battalion, Loyal North lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Born Wissett, enlisted Halesworth. Formerly 26393, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.

LAMBERT

Edward Henry Frederick
Corporal 43001, "A" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted Beccles. Son of Frederick Charles and Laura Lambert, of 54, Thorofare, Halesworth, Suffolk. Formerly 1800, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

LARMAN

George Joseph
Private 43256, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10 April 1917. Aged 31. Enlisted Saxmundham. Son of George Joseph and Rosanna Larman, of 24, Rectory St., Halesworth, Suffolk. Formerly 1747, Suffolk Cyclists. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

MOWER

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probably Bertie MOWER, Private 8851, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 21st April 1915. Aged 26. Born Huntingfield, enlisted Halesworth. Son of Frederick and Alice Maria Mower, of The Street, Huntingfield, Halesworth, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

MUTTITT

George
Sergeant 30387, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 10th April 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Halesworth, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. L. Muttitt, of Broadway, Halesworth, Suffolk. Formerly 15199, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 14.

MUTTITT

Robert [John]
Private 24553, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1917. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Halesworth. Son of William and Laura Muttitt, of Broadway, Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in HARGICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 24.

NEWBY

L Albert
Lance Corporal 15272, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12th November 1918. Born Halesworth, enlisted Ipswich. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot V. Row D. Grave 10.

NICKER

Edward John
Born 3 July 1897, in Halesworth, son of John Edward and Mary Ann Nicker. Edward became a Typist and Solicitor's office clerk. In the 1911 census he was an office boy resident with his parents at 81 London Road, Halesworth, Suffolk. He enlisted at Stowmarket 30 September 1914 into the 2/6th Cyclists Reserve Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. He served in the Suffolks until November 1917 when he was discharged, having reached the rank of Lance Sergeant (265239). He did not serve abroad, but was admitted to hospital in 1916 with appendicitis. An operation which was followed by bronchitis, he developed double pneumonia after catching a chill whilst on patrol and was again admitted to hospital (Skegness). Discharged 10 November 1917 as physically unfit for duty, Silver Badge B977; he died 22 November 1918, aged 22. He remained single. Buried in HALESWORTH CEMETERY, Suffolk.

NICKER

Victor C
Corporal 22847, 98th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 4th March 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Halesworth. Son of James and Jane M. Nicker, of 7, Station Terrace, Halesworth, Suffolk. Formerly 1802, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

PARKE

James [William]
Private M/317183, 1016th M.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 17th October 1918. Aged 34. Born Halesworth, enlisted Croydon, Surrey, resident Waddon, Surrey. Son of William Parke, of 16, Wissett Rd., Halesworth, Suffolk; husband of Sarah Caroline Parke, of Old Town House, Duppas Hill Terrace, Croydon, Surrey. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row L. Grave 1.

PECK

Harry Herbert
Private 3/8672, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30th September 1915. Born and enlisted Halesworth. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXIX. Row C. Grave 11.

PECK

Samuel Gibson
Private 8004, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th August 1914. Born Peasenhall, enlisted and resident Halesworth. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

PETTITT

Henry
Guardsman 28988, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 7th October 1917. Aged 31. Born Halesworth, enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne. Son of Charles and Louisa Pettitt, of Halesworth, Suffolk; husband of Gertrude Pettitt, of 125, Goldspink Lane, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 26.

PRESS

Harry
Rifleman 699, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 27th October 1914. Born and enlisted Halesworth, resident Paddington, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.

ROBINSON

Erle George
[Listed as Eric on CWGC] Rifleman S/7275, 8th Battalion, Rifle briagde 9The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 6th July 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Halesworth, enlisted Charing Cross, Middlesex. Son of Mrs. A. E Alpe, of 30, Rectory Rd., Halesworth, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was agedm 6, stepson of Charles H Alpe and son of Anna E Alpe, born Halesworth, resident 16, Quay Street, Halesworth. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50.

ROSE

William
Corporal 386, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 14th July 1915. Aged 40. Born and enlisted Halesworth. Husband of F. Rose, of 39, Chediston St., Halesworth. Buried in HALESWORTH NEW CEMETERY, Halesworth, Suffolk. Section B Grave 120.

SADLER

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SHEPPARD

William
Private 1530, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1916. Born Uggeshall, Suffolk, enlisted Halesworth. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

SONES

Frederick George
Private G/66859, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 7th September 1918. Born and resident Halesworth, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Alfred Thomas and Anna Sones of Halesworth, Suffolk. Formerly 27064, Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

SONES

Ziba
2nd Lieutenant The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 5th Battallion attached to 2nd Batallion. Son of Ziba and Frances Sones. Attended Framlingham College, Framlingham, Suffolk 1891-1896 On Framlingham College war memorial as 2nd Lieutenant South Lancashire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Poztyne cotieres Memorial Panel 54.

STANNARD

Clement George
Private 46558, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 19th July 1918. Born Rdeisham, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Halesworth. Formerly T/258649, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.

THOMAS

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THOMAS

Edward Morgan M
Private 1214, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 March 1915. Aged 19. Born North Walsham, Norfolk, enlisted Leiston, Suffolk. Son of Mrs. Mary Thomas, of Wissett Lodge, Halesworth, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9.

WARD

Horace Thomas
Private 3/10098 [CWGC] or 3/10096 [SDGW], 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1915. Aged 33. Born Aldeburgh, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Mrs. C. Ward, of Rendham Rd., Saxmundham; husband of Louisa Gertrude Ward, of 14A, Wissett Rd., Halesworth, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

WARD

Robert
Private P.W.4873, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 29. Enlisted Bury St Edmund's, resident Halesworth. Son of Mrs. Emma Ward, of 43, Quay St., Halesworth, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WARD

William
Sergeant 1459, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 1st August 1916. Born and enlisted Halesworth. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 7.

WARD

William
Private 18520, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 12th September 1917. Born Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, resident Halesworth. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9 to 10.

WATERS

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WATSON

Charles Stanley
Private G/28910, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West kent Regiment). Died 19th November 1918. Born Halesworth, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Gerany. Plot X. Row A. Grave 10.

WATSON

Edward William
Private 15732, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1915. Aged 19. Born Halesworth, enlisted Ipswich. Brother of Mrs. I. H. Griffin, of 4, Plumes Yard, Burford St., Hoddesdon Herts. Buried in GUNNERS FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 7.

WEST

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WOULNOUGH

Albert Edward
Private 2747, "B" Company, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 August 1916. Born Blything, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Woolnough, of 59, London Rd., Halesworth, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
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ASHFORD

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BARBER

Leslie Frederick
Lance Corproal 6027742, 53rd (8th Battalion, The Essex Regiment) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 12th August 1944. Aged 31. Son of Frederick and Amelia Jane Barber; husband of Muriel Irene Barber. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calavdos, France. Plot XXVII. Row A. Grave 9.

BEVERLEY

Norman
Trooper 7955302, Inns of Court Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 5th March 1943. Aged 19. Son of Montague Barnabas Beverley and Alice Ruth Beverley, of Halesworth. Buried in HALESWORTH NEW CEMETERY, Halesworth, Suffolk. Section C Grave 178.

CATCHPOLE

Alfred John
Private 5778695, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 21st September 1944 as a prisoner of war of the Japanese. He was being trasnported to Japan on the Hofuku Maru when she was sunk by planes from a U.S. Aircraft Carrier. Aged 29. No known grave. Commmeorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singpaore. Column 49.

Note: On 21st September 1944 the Hofuku Maru sailed with Convoy MATA-27 for Takao in Formosa. She was attacked by an American aircraft carrier about 80 miles north of Corregidor, the aircraft carrier’s planes sunk the whole fleet including the Hofuku Maru, not knowing she carried prisoners. The Hofuku Maru was carrying 1289 prisoners from Manila to Japan, 1047 were lost.

DAVEY

Robert Seymore
Private 5825975, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a prisoner of War of the Japanese 20th June 1943, Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Davey; husband of Nellie May Davey, of Walworth, London. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 8. Row C. Grave 53.

DRAKE

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probably Harry John DRAKE, Lieutenant 269431, 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 26th August 1944. Son of Wilfred Harry and Dorothy Alice Drake, of Harleston, Norfolk. Buried in ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.

DUNNETT

Allen
Private 5827167, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 25th June 1943. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Dunnett; husband of Ivy May Dunnett, of Somerleyton, Suffolk. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row L. Grave 71.

ELLIS

Charles Goldie
Leading Aircraftman 1260353, 241 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th May 1945. Aged 26. Son of Bruce and Jessie Ellis; husband of Norah Ellis, of Ipswich, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 19, Column 2.

JOHNSON

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FARRINGTON

Sidney
Private 5828074, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 1st February 1944. Aged 29. Son of Herbert and Rebecca Farrington, of Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 3.

HATHERLEY

Frederick [Ernest]
Marine EX/5609, R.M. Group, M.N.B.D.O.1., Royal Marines. Died 1st June 1941. Aged 23. Son of Roderick Henry and Lilian Mary Hatherley. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 103. Column 1.

KING

Herbert Richard
MArine EX/4389, No. 42 R.M. Commando, Royal Marines. Died 31st January 1945. Aged 27. Husband of Ethel King, of Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 10. Row B. Grave 8.

LING

B
probably Brian Samuel John LING, Private 5828197, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a rpisoner of war of the Japanese 21st September 1944. He was being trasnported to Japan on the Hofuku Maru when she was sunk by planes from a U.S. Aircraft Carrier. Aged 25. Son of Frederick William and Effie Esther-Ling, of Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 56.

Note: On 21st September 1944 the Hofuku Maru sailed with Convoy MATA-27 for Takao in Formosa. She was attacked by an American aircraft carrier about 80 miles north of Corregidor, the aircraft carrier’s planes sunk the whole fleet including the Hofuku Maru, not knowing she carried prisoners. The Hofuku Maru was carrying 1289 prisoners from Manila to Japan, 1047 were lost.

PARKER

Ernest
Lance Corporal 5773672, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 18th August 1945. Aged 25. Son of Henry Arthur and Mary Parker, of Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI, India. Plot 8. Row E. Grave 15.

RODWELL

Ivan Kedington
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Barham, Royal Navy. Died 25th November 1941. Aged 25. Son of Maj. Francis John Rodwell, O.B.E., T.D., and Florence Catherine Rodwell, of Southwold, Suffolk; husband of E.B. Rodwell. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 45, Column 2.

ROGERS

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WHITE

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WILLIMOTT

Leslie
Private 14356734, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 12th June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Rose Elizabeth Willimott, of Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 7. Row A. Grave 19.
LEST WE FORGET

CIVILIANS KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION

Note: On Saturday 18th January 1941 about 15 German Dornier aircraft crossed the coast of East Anglia to bomb airfields. The siren had been sounded at Halesworth and one local resident went into his back bedroom which overlooked the church to make sure his Bren gun was ready for action. As he did so he noticed an aircraft coming out of the low clouds which he identified as a German Dornier. Firing the Bren gun from his bedroom window he thought he saw hits on the aircraft until it passed the church tower and he knew he had also hit the church tower. The Dornier then jettisoned its 8 high explosive bombs across Halesworth railway installations hitting the station house, booking office, railway track and signal box. Three people were killed and four injured. The Dornier then went on towards the coast where it crashed and the crew were taken prisoner. No other heavy gun emplacement or British fighter aircraft claimed to have damaged the Dornier which was the usual thing to do in wartime. When the all clear siren was sounded the resident went out and inspected the church tower where he noticed the church clock had been damaged. He dare not report the incident as he thought he would be in trouble for damage to the clock.

CLARKE

Miss Joan Elizabeth
B.R.C.S. Daughter of Gladys Ellen Clarke, of 12 The Avenue. Died at Station House 18th January 1941. Aged 19.

HOLLAND

Mrs Hannah
Of Station House. Wife of Herbert William Holland (below). Died at Station House 18th January 1941. Aged 59.

HOLLAND

Mr H W
Of Station House. Husband of Hannah Holland (above). Died at Station House 18th January 1941. Aged 59.
BURIED IN THE CEMETERY BUT NOT ON THE MEMORIAL

CAREN

Henry Victor
Leading Aircraftman 535800, 913 Balloon Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 10th May 1941. Buried in HALESWORTH NEW CEMETERY, Halesworth, Suffolk. Section B Grave 124.

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