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KEDINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Kim Andrews 2010

The memorial is in the form of a Portland stone cross mounted on an octagonal, York stone, two stepped base found in the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul Church. There are 18 names listed for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2. The Mr E C Green was the Mason for the memorial which was unveiled by Brigadier-General J A Coxhead 20th March 1921; the monies were raised by public subscription. Details of the memorial appeared in the South West Suffolk Echo 26th March 1921. In addition within the church are two scrolls one being a Roll of Men connected with Kedington who served 1914-1919 (124 names) and the other being a Prayer List for those who were serving during World War 2 which has a start year of 1939 but the end year is 194-. Both list have been transcribed; the World War 2 list has been sorted into name order within service for ease of reading.

Photographs Copyright © Kim Andrews 2010

“To the glory of God
and in grateful memory
of the men of Kedington
who gave their lives
for the honour and
safety of their country
in two world wars.
1914-1919.
1939-1945”

1914-1919

BOWYER George
Private G/29014, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 6 October 1916. Born and resident Kedington, enlisted Sudbury. Buried in BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 14.
BOWYER Harry
Private 40744 [CWGC} or 40774 [SDGW], "Z" Company, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 11 April 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Haverhill. Husband of Dorothy Loveday (formerly Bowyer), of Streetly End, West Wickham, Cambridge. Formerly 2780, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
BOWYER Thomas
Private 3/8426, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Aged 21. Born Kedington, enlisted Haverhill. Brother of Mrs. Emily Mayes, of Kedington, Haverhill, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
BRETT Alfred J
Private 15750, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Haverhill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Brett, of Brickwall Cottages, Hundon, Clare, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
BRETT Ernest
Private 16193, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1916. Aged 19. Born Kedington, enlisted Haverhill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Brett, of Brickwall Cottages, Hundon, Clare, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
CLARK Benjamin
[CLARKE on SDGW & CWGC] Private 23244, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 1 October 1916. Born and resident Kedington, enlisted Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 2.
CLARKE, MM Thomas
Lance Corporal 40730, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 August 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Kedington. Awarded the Military medal (M.M.). Son of Mrs. G. Clarke, of King's Hill, Kedington, Haverhill, Suffolk, and the late Mr. G. Clarke. Formerly 3416, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ECOUST-ST. MEIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 57.
COE Frederick [William]
Private 54097, 1/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 12 October 1918. Born Kedington, enlisted and resident Greenwich. Son of Mrs. J. Sargeant, of 41, Blackley Buildings, East Greenwich, London. Buried in NAVES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 3.
COE Harry William
[SDGW lists his date incorrectly as 15 July 1918] Rifleman B/200510, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (the Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 15 August 1917. Aged 37. Born Hadingfield, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Kedington. Son of William and Ellen Coe, of Kedington, Haverhill, Suffolk. Formerly 4443, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 2.
ELLISTON William Edgar
Private 60593, 23rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 15 June 1918. Aged 28. Born Bildestone, enlisted Haverhill. Son of Edgar Henry and Sarah Elliston, of Kedington, Suffolk. Formerly PS/11323, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in GRANEZZA BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 11.
GOODCHILD John Stanley
Private 3290, Suffolk Yeomanry (The Duke of York's Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars). Killed in action at Gallipoli 29 November 1915. Born and resident Balsham, enlisted Woodbridge. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 19.
LUNNON William James
[Memorial states death date as 14 November 1917] Trooper 13/1062, Auckland Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died of wounds in Palestine 16 November 1917. Son of James Alfred and Sarah Lunnon, of Briar House, Chevington, Bury St. Edmund's, England. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section M. Grave 16.
MARSH Walter
Private 26667, 2nd/4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 November 1918. Aged 32. Born Kedington, enlisted Haverhill, resident Dane Common, Kedington. Son of George and Susan Marsh, of Kedington, Haverhill, Suffolk. Formerly 24984, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in the South corner of OBIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France.
ORRISS Walter
Private 41850, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 September 1918. Aged 20. Born Kedington, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Harry Orriss, of Bridge House, Kedington, Haverhill, Suffolk. Formerly 203324, Essex Regiment. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 8.
PHILLIPS Albert
Private 29080, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 4 October 1918. Born Little Wrattin, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Kedington. Brother of Miss E. Phillips, of Arm Lane, Kedington, Haverhill, Suffolk. Buried in GUIZANCOURT FARM CEMETERY, GOUY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 21.
ROOKS Albert
Private 201936, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action between 9 and 19 April 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Formerly 3949, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Mrs. Annie Mayes; husband of May Mary Rooks, of 15, Eden Rd., Haverhill, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
SELF Alfred Ernest
Private G/18061, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18 November 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted Haverhill, resident Withersfield, near Newmarket. Son of Annie Rebecca Self, of 4, Clock House Way, Braintree, Essex, and the late Stephen Self. Formerly 3453, Suffolk Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

SYER, MC Hubert Lionel
Captain, 1st/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Died pf wounds 18 November 1916. Aged 38. Son of the Rev. and Mrs. Barrington Blomfield Syer, of Kedington Rectory, Suffolk; husband of H. M. Syer, of "Westwode," Little Maplestead, Halstead, Essex. Served in the South African Campaign. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in HAMPSTEAD CEMETERY, London. Grave reference: H. 12. 118. See also London Stock Exchange.

There are two identical entries for this man in du Ruvignys Roll of Honour, Part 3 Page 262 and Part 4 Page 205:

SYER, HUBERT LIONEL, M.C., Captain, 14th Battn. (London Scottish) The London Regt, (T.F.), 4th s. of the Rev. Barrington Blomfield Syer, Rector of Kedington, by his wife. Amy Katherine, dau. of the Rev. Dr. Wright; b. Kedington Rectory, co. Suffolk, 10 March, 1878; educ. at Eastward Ho! College, Felixstowe; was on the London Stock Exchange; joined the London Scottish 6 March, 1895; served in the South African War 1899-1902, attached to the Gordon Highlanders; rejoined the London Scottish, and volunteered for foreign service on the outbreak of the European War; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 1 Sept. 1914, and was promoted Captain 13 Nov. following; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 30 Dec. 1914; took part in the Battle of Loos in Sept. 1915; was Regimental Transport Officer at Boulogne for a few months in 1916; rejoined his regiment in July, and died in St. Thomas's Hospital. London, 18 Nov. following, from wounds received in action on the Somme 19 Sept. His Colonel wrote: “Captain Syer embodied everything which a soldier should be; a wonderful organizer, brave almost to a fault, he at all times set an example of courage and endurance under hardships and peril. He was beloved by all ranks, and his death is a severe loss to the regiment and the British Army. I have lost a splendid officer." Captain Syer was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 1 Jan. 1916) by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French, for gallant and distinguished service in the field, and was awarded the Military Cross [London Gazette, 14 Jan. 1916) for meritorious service in the field at Loos. He m. at Holy Saviour's, Tynemouth, Northumberland, 12 Sept. 1908, Helen May, youngest dau. of the Rev. Canon Herbert S. Hicks, MA., Rural Dean and Vicar of Tynemouth Priory; s.p.

1939-1945
CORNELL William Arthur
Private 5825088, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15 June 1940. Aged 30. Buried 19 June 1940 in BRUGGE GENERAL CEMETERY, Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 63. Row 2. Grave 20.
McGLADDERY Alfred
Warrant Officer Class II (C.S.M.) 3595257, 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Border Regiment. Wounded at Arnhem and died of those wounds 22 September 1944. Aged 36. Son of Robert Alexander McGladdery and Annie Rutherford McGladdery; husband of Agnes Elsie McGladdery of Haverhill, Suffolk. Buried in UTRECHT (SOESTBERGEN) GENERAL CEMETERY, Utrecht, Netherlands. Plot 12D. Row 1. Grave 9.
ROWLINSON Cedric [Reginald]
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 569972, 102 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action during a bombing raid on Essen 2 June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Orris William and Ellen Rosina Rowlinson, of Kedington, Suffolk. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 9. Row E. Grave 12.

SADDLER Bert William
[Mispelt as SADLER on CWGC - stated as 5th Battalion on scroll] Private 5835294, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese 15 September 1943. Aged 32. Son of Claude and Ellen Sadler; husband of Doris Alice Annie Sadler, of Kedington, Suffolk. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 16.

Tranquil you lie your knightly virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed in the land you loved.”

ROLL OF MEN
CONNECTED WITH KEDINGTON
WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

BAKER Harold
No further information currently available
BALDRY Oliver
No further information currently available
BALDRY Walter
No further information currently available
BANES Albert
No further information currently available
BANES Charles
No further information currently available
BANES William
No further information currently available
BINKS Arthur
No further information currently available
BOWYER George
No further information currently available
BOWYER Harry
No further information currently available
BOWYER Thomas
No further information currently available
BRADFORD Alfred
No further information currently available
BRADFORD Henry
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BRADFORD James
No further information currently available
BRADFORD Walter
No further information currently available
BRETT Alfred
No further information currently available
BRETT Arthur
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BRETT Elijah
No further information currently available
BRETT Ernest
No further information currently available
BRETT Walter
No further information currently available
BRETT William
No further information currently available
BROWN Albert
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CATLING Charkes
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CATLING David
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CLARK Benjamin
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CLARK Samuel
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CLARK Thomas
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CLAYDON Bert
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CLAYDON Frank
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CLAYDON Harry
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CLAYDON William
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COE Frederick
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COE Harry
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COE William
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COLLISS Jack
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COLLISS Robert
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COOTE Walter
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CORNWELL Robert
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DEKKS James
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DOE Harry
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ELLISTON Jack
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ELLISTON William
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FRENCH David
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FRENCH George
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FRENCH William
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GOODCHILD John S
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GOWERS Frank
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GOWERS Thomas
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GREGORY William
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CURTEEN Horace
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HICKFORD Arthur
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HICKFORD Bertie
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HICKFORD Stanley
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HUGHES Albert
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HUGHES Corrie
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INCE Charles
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INCE George
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LUNNON William
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MANSFIELD William
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MARSH Alfred
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MARSH George
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MARSH George
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MARSH Joseph
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MARSH Nelson
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MARSH Walter
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MARTIN Henry
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MAYES Arthur
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MAYES Corrie
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MAYES Charles
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MAYES Ernest
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MAYES Edward
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MAYES George
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MAYES George
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MAYES Harry
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MAYES Leonard
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MAYES Thomas
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MAYES Walter
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MAYES Walter
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MAYES William
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NUNN Christopher
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ORRISS Albert
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ORRISS David
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ORRISS Ezekiel
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ORRISS Harry
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ORRISS Samuel
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ORRISS Walter
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PASK George
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PHILLIPS Albert
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PHILLIPS Charles
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PHILLIPS Elijah
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PHILLIPS George
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PHILLIPS George
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PHILLIPS James
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PHILLIPS Oliver
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PHILLIPS Stanley
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PHILLIPS Simon
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PHILLIPS William
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PLEDGER Harry
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PLEDGER John
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PLEDGER Stephen
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RALINGS Simon
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RAWLINGSON David
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RAWLINGSON James
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ROOKS Albert
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ROOKS Harry
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SAVAGE Charles
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SAVAGE William
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SELF Alfred
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SEY Frederick
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SIMPKIN Corrie
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SIMPKIN Edward
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SIMPKIN Walter
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SIMPSON Bertie
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SMITH Frederick
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SMITH John
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SPARKS Frederick
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STARLING William
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SURRIDGE George
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SURRIDGE Louis
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SURRIDGE Thomas
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SYER Hubert Lionel
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SYER Richard
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WATTS Harold
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WATTS Leonard
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WOODS Arthur
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REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS THOSE SERVING THEIR GOD, KING AND
COUNTRY, AT HOME AND OVERSEAS. 1939 - 1945.

SAILORS  
BANES Arthur Albert
Stoker KX/146294
CUTTING Frances William Harold
LRM JX/674980
DEEKS George
Stoker KX/603137
INCE William
Steward LX/25183
KING Dennis A
AB JX/534284
MARSH Eric Frederick
AB JX/555823
MARSH Frederick
Petty Officer
MARSH Kenneth Leslie
AB JX/437072
PLEASANTS Peter
No further information
ROBINSON Walter John
AB J/28487. Demobilized Aug 4 1945
SALTER Arthur Richard
AB PJX/699565
SOLDIERS  
ALEFOUNDER Leonard George
Private 5832051, Royal Corps of Signals.
BETTS Raymond
Gunner 11058212, Royal Artillery.
BRADFORD Alfred Walter
Private 582 7361292, Royal Army Medical Corps.
BRETT Ernest Walter
Private 5827573, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Prisoner of War in the Far East.
COLEMAN Richard George
Driver 1842838
COLLIS Joseph Henry
Private. Discharged.
COOTE John David
Gunner 1602404, Royal A.A. Artillery.
CORNELL William Arthur
Private. Buried at Bruges June 19, 1940. See above
DEEKS Charles Fred
Commando 2330081, Suffolk Regiment.
DEEKS Joseph
Private 13110673, A.M.P.C.
DEEKS Walter Henry
Gunner (Radio) 14345276, Royal Artillery.
DEEKS William
Private. Discharged.
DYER George Alfred
Trooper 7901645, Royal Tank Regiment
FRENCH Wilfred Clement
Private 14239218, Royal Army Medical Corps.
FRY William David
Sapper 5837694, Royal Engineers.
HANSFORD Henry William
Private 14659677, Highland Light Infantry.
INCE Harry
Gunner 1831461, Royal Artillery.
INCE Hobert Charles
Lance Bombardier 1065994, Royal Field Artillery
INCE Ronald Alfred
Sapper 14795498, Royal Engineers.
MacKILLOP Archy
Private 141601613, Royal Army medical Corps.
MANSFIELD Bertie James
Corporal 5825089, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
MARSH Albert George
Lance Corporal 11072190, Royal Army Service Corps.
MARSH Alfred George
Driver 196877, Royal Army Service Corps.
MARSH Bertie
Driver 273163, Royal Army Service Corps.
MARSH Frederick Joseph
Private 2664904, Coldstream Guards.
MAYES David George
Gunner 1147294, Royal Artillery
MAYES Percy Frank
Private 5825635, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire regiment.
MAYES Ronald George
Driver 261564, Royal Army Service Corps.
MAYES Victor
Lance Corporal 6025545, 50th Battalion, Essex Regiment.
McDAVID Jack
C.S.M. 6978255, 1st Battalion, London Irish Rifles.
McGLADDERY Alfred
C.S.M. 3595257, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Wounded at Arnhem and buried at Soestbergen, Utrecht. See above
NUNN Charles Henry
Drummer 5825997, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Discharged.
NUNN Reginald William
Lance Bombardier, Royal Artillery.
PARKIN Lelsie William
Private, Manchester Regiment
PAYNE John David
Gunner 1752952, Royal Artillery. Prisoner of War in the Far East.
PERRING James William
Lance Corporal 420367, 3rd County of London Yeomanry.
PHILLIPS Frederick Laurence Samuel
Driver 138994, Royal Army Service Corps.
POINTER Ernest Frederick
Bombardier 1616890, Royal Artillery. Died in Egypt Dec 1942.
PRESTON Cleveland
Sergeant 58284205, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.
SADDLER Bert William
Private 5835294, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Prisoner of War in the Far East. See above.
SMITH Bennie Roy
Private 14734800, Suffolk Regiment.
SMITH Jack
Gunner 1629798, Royal Artillery.
SYMPKIN Charles
Private 5725588, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment.
TAYLOR Reginald
Private 5833137, Suffolk Regiment. Prisoner of War in the Far East.
TURNER Cyril Albert
Private 5828417, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Prisoner of War in the Far East.
WEBB William
Gunner. Discharged.
AIRMEN  -
BRADFORD A H
Aircraftman 1197430. Discharged.
DEEKS Dennis Raymond
Aircraftman
EDWARDS Stanley
Corporal 620351.
FRENCH Leonard
Leading Aircraftman 1175361.
HAYWARD George
Leading Aircraftman 1241643.
HAZLEWOOD Sidney
Leading Aircraftman 1459167.
HICKFORD Stanley
Sergeant 348239.
INCE William Clifford
Leading Aircraftman 1221981
KING Thomas George
Leading Aircraftman 1723584.
MAYES Frederick
Warrant Officer 1267342.
ORRISS Herbert
Flying Officer 1335697.
PHILLIPS Albert Elijah
Leading Aircraftman 1725026.
PHILLIPS Cyril Alfred
Sergeant 1618880.
RAWLINGSON Thomas
Leading Aircraftman 1147728.
ROWLINSON Cedric
Sergeant 569972. Killed in action at Essen 2 June 1944. See above
SIMPKIN Walter John
Leading Aircraftman 1455387.
SMITH Arthur
Leading Aircraftman 1213913
SOWERS Victor
Aircraftman 1874995.
TALBOT George Frank
Flying Officer 756054.
THOMPSON John Veitch McDonald
Warrant Officer 550104, Royal Naval Air Service.
WARD Joseph William
Sergeant 622991.
WHITE William Frederick
Leading Aircraftman 1265285.
Omitted from the two Rolls of Honour above
BOWYER Stepehen
Served in the Royal Navy. He joined in 1906 and was a gunner, he was on HMS Natal when she blew up in Cromarty Firth (and was rescued by his future brother in law Walter Robinson - see below) and because of his gunnery skills was assigned to Q Ships and was later sunk again, this time being recued by an american sailor.
ROBINSON Walter
List above as World War 2 but he also served in World War 1, left the navy in 1939 but rejoined when war broke out
GERMAIN Maurice Victor Verdun aka Vic
Flying Officer, Royal Air Force, 1940-1946 was in 80 Squadron in North Africa until 1945.

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