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HUNDON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Russell Edwards; researched Martin Edwards 2006

Hundon war memorial can be found in the grounds of the parish church and takes the form of a Paty Cross on a plinth mounted on a two stepped base, the inscriptions are on the plinth. There are 13 names for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2.

Photograph copyright © Russell Edwards 2006

LEST WE FORGET
IN MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO DIED
IN THE GREAT WAR

1914 - 1918

ALLEN

Walter

Private - No further information currently available

CUTHBERT

George

Private G/27585, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 20th November 1917. Aged 19. Born Hundon, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cuthbert, of The Plough Inn, Hundon, Clare, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 8.

GAGEN

Christopher

Private 1651, 56th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 17th April 1918. Aged 28. Born Bradham, Norfolk, enlisted Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia. Son of John and Rebecca Gagen, of Hundon, Clare, Suffolk, next of kin brother Harry Gagen. Enlisted 14th March 1916, aged 25 years 4 months, farmer by trade. Buried in AUBIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 19. National Archives of Canada Series Accession Number B2455/1, Barcode 4036383

GOODCHILD

Stanley [Walter]

Private 426906, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 4th October 1915. Aged 23. Born 24th November 1891. Son of William and Sarah Goodchild, of Ash Mount, Shafton, Barnsley. Born at Hundon, Suffolk. Farm hand by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 12th January 1915 at Estevan, Saskatewan, Canada. Height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes brown, hair brown; religion Prebyterian. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 49. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3624 - 37

LING

Oliver [Frederick]

Driver 114214, "A" Battery, 52nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1st August 1917. Born Dundon (sic - Hundon),, nr. Clare, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Son of Mrs. F. M. Ling, of Oldstone Hill, Atherstone, Leicestershire. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 9.

MORTLOCK

Peter Henry

Private 26459, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 2nd October 1916. Aged 33. Born Hundon, enlisted Haverhill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Mortlock, of Hundon, Suffolk. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 5.

PLEDGER

George William

Private 865231 [856231 on CWGC], 44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment). Died 10th August 1918. Aged 29. Born 5th January 1889 in Hundon. Son of Henry Pledger, of Bable Green, Hundon, Clare, Suffolk. Farmer by trade. Unmarried, Enlisted 15th March 1916 at Brandon, Canada, height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 40 inches, complexion fair, eyes grey, hair light brown; religion Church of England. Buried in FOUQUESCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 1. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7866 - 8

PLEDGER

Thomas

Stoker 1st Class K/16235, H.M.S. Invincible, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 23. Son of George and Jane Pledger, of Church St., Hundon, Clare, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 19.

Note: HMS Invincible was an Invincible Class Battlecruiser built at Elswick, laid down April 1906, completed March 1909, cost £1,767,515. On 6th August 1914 she completed her refit and was dispatched to Queenstown for trade protection duties then on 19th August 1914 she was ordered to return to become the flagship with the 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron. On 28th August 1914 she took part in the Battle of Heligoland Bight and in September 1914 she was transferred to 1st Battlecruiser Squadron. In October 1914 she rejoined 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron. On 4th November she was ordered to South American waters to hunt Admiral Graf Spee and on 11th November 1914, after short refit at Devonport, she set sail as the flagship of Vice-Admiral Sturdee. The 8th December 1914 saw her involved in the Battle of the Falkland Islands and on 16th December 1914 she left the Falkland Islands for home. From January to February 1915 she had a refit at Gibraltar and then joined 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron. On 31st May 1916 she sunk by SMS Derfflinger and Lützow at the Battle of Jutland but she did inflict fatal damage on Lützow.

ROGERS

Osborne Thomas

Private 18254, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 27th February 1916. Aged 29. Born Hunden (sic), enlisted Clare. Son of Thomas and Amy Rogers, of Hundon, Clare, Suffolk. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 41.

STARLING

Benjamin

Driver CHT/254, No. 3 Base Horse Transport Depot, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 25th December 1918. Son of Mr. H. Starling, of Church St., Hundon, Clare, Suffolk. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 1159.

TAYLOR

Charles

Private 34861, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1917. Aged 24. Born Hundon, enlisted Clare. Son of Allen and Sarah Taylor, of Church St., Hundon, Clare, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.

TAYLOR

Joseph

Private 18227, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 8th May 1916. Born Hundon, enlisted Clare. Husband of L. H. Taylor, of The New Lodge, Cavern, Mildenhall, Suffolk. Buried in LINDENHOEK CHALET MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 3.

1939-1945

GRIDLEY

Leonard [William]

Sapper 1602382, 1048 Port Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 3rd August 1944. Aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calavdos, France. Panel 12, Column 1.

MALLION

Leslie [Charles]

Private 5831015, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died during the invasion of Singapore by the Japanese 14th February 1942. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Mallion, of Hundon, Suffolk; husband of Sylvia Decimore Mallion, of Hundon. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL., Kranji War Cemetery, SIngapore. Column 59.

MANSFIELD

George [Thomas]

Private 5836846, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 20th May 1944. Aged 26. Son of George and Amelia Mansfield, of Hundon, Suffolk. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 21.

MISSEN

Jack Henry

Able Seaman C/JX 315217, H.M.S. Samphire, Royal NAvy. Died 30th January 1943. Aged 21. Son of William Robert and Kate Mary Missen, of Hundon, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 69, Column 2.

Note: H.M.S. Samphire was a Corvette (925t), built at Smith's Docks and launched 14th April 1941 (K128). She was torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine 'Platino' off Bougie on 30th January 1943.

SMITH

Donald [Orris]

Stoke 1st Class C/KX 110962, H.M.S. Goodall, Royal Navy. Died 29th April 1945. Aged 33. Son of George William and Blanche Emily Smith; husband of Gladys Gertrude Smith, of Hundon, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 81, Column 2.

Note: H.M.S. Goodall was a Frigate (K 479) built by Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), laid down 20th May 1943, launched 8th July 1943, commissioned 4th April 1943. HMS Goodall (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Fulton, RNVR) was torpedoed and sunk at 22:00 hours on 29 April 1945 in position 69.25N, 33.38E by U-286. Just an hour before Goodall was was sunk she was missed with a gnat torpedo fired by U-968.

Last updated 29 September, 2006

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