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HESSETT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2012

The Hessett war memorial only covers World War 1. It is to be found within the grounds of St Ethelbert's Church, Hessett and takes the form of a Celtic cross with a stone wreath decoration, all standing on a rectangular base. The year of death and the names of the men that fell are listed on the shaft of the cross, there are 14 names listed. The memorial was unveiled by Brigadier-general A L Schreiber 3 October 1920; the builder's were Hanchets. Details appeared in the Bury Free Press 9 October 1920. Within the church is a further Roll of Honour listing the men who served in World War 1 from Hessett, those who died are anotated; the name of John Whiting appears on the memorial but not on the Roll of Honour. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

Photographs Copyright © Helen Steed - 2012

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IN PROUD AND AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN
OF HESSETT
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR

BENNINGFIELD Alfred [William]
Private 425509, Labour Corps. Died 31 October 1918. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 39412, Bedfordshire Regiment. *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***
BORLEY William James
Private 59872, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 15 November 1918. Buried South of the church in HESSETT (ST. ETHELBERT) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
BULLETT Bertie
Private 40087, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1918. Born and resident Hessett, enlisted Warley, Essex. Son of Mrs. E. Green, of Hall Lane, Hessett, Bury St. Edmund's. Formerly 3655, Essex Regiment. Buried in NAVES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 16.
BULLETT Ernest George
Private 50121, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 6 May 1917. Aged 23. Born Hessett, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Husband of Ethel Mary Catchpole (formerly Bullett), of Brockford Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
BULLETT Harry
Private G/15089, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Born Hessett, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 12.
CATCHPOLE Ernest
Lance Corporal 201461, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Born Hessett, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 4349, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
COCKSEDGE Bertram
Private 18400, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Born Rougham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.
GLADWELL Stanley [William]
Private 3/8087, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Hadleigh, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Mrs. William Catchpole, of Heath Farm, Hessett, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
GREEN Herbert
1915. No further information currently available
GREEN Walter
Private 24449, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25 April 1918. Born Hessett, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row K. Grave 6.
HUBBARD William
1914. probably William Hubbard, Stoker 1st Class SS/103784, H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 22 September 1914. Born 10 June 1887 in Bury St Edmunds. Son of Kate Annie Hubbard, of 3, Queens Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 5.
PRENTICE Charles
1918. probably Charles John Prentice, Private 4300, 15th (The King's) Hussars. Killed in action 8 August 1918. Aged 28. Born Old Buckingham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Great Barton. Son of Henry Prentice, of Church Cottages, Great Barton, Bury St. Edmund'S, Suffolk; husband of Amy Young (formerly Prentice), of 6, Chatteris Rd., New Kent Rd., London. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
STIFF George
Private 2326, 1/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21 August 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of George and Annie Stiff, of Gedding, Bury St. Edmund's. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 46 and 47.
WHITING John
Private 13942, "A" Company, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 7 August 1916. Aged 21. Born Hessett, enlisted Drinkstone. Son of Mrs. Emily Whiting, of The Street, Drinkstone, Bury St. Edmunds. Special Memorial in HESSETT (ST. ETHELBERT) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.

Last updated 24 August, 2012

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