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KIRTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is in the form of a Cavalry cross made from Portland stone, on a stepped base, that stands in the churchyard, opposite the tower door, of St Mary and St Martin Church. There are 14 names listed for World War 1 and three for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled 17th October 1920 by Briugadier-general S E Massy-Lloyd. Details can be found in the East Anglian Daily Times 18th October 1920.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF KIRTON
WHO DIED FOR
KING AND COUNTRY

1914-1918

BEAR

George Frederick

Private 15271, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/05/1915. Age 20. Son of Albert and Ellen Bear of Kirton. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Private Bear is also commemorated on the Felixstowe War Memorial

BEAR

Joseph Albert

Private 40994, 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 25/01/1918. Husband of Annie Eugenie Bear of Meadow Cottage, Kirton. Buried at Hamburg Cemetery. Private Bear is also commemorated on the Felixstowe War Memorial

CRASKE

Edmund Charles

Sergeant 43847, 224th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 14/01/1917. Age 25. Son of Charles Edmund Craske of Hill House, Monk Soham. Buried at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval. Sergeant Craske is shown on the memorial as Charles E Craske, but is listed as Edmund Charles Craske

FULCHER

Alan

Private 43680, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/11/1916. Buried at the Serre Road Cemetery No 3, Puisieux. Private Fulcher is also commemorated on the Felixstowe War Memorial

KING

William

Drummer 8376, 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 23/04/1915. Age 24. Son of David King. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

MIDDLETON

Cecil George

Private 3928, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/08/1916. Born in Kirton. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

RUSHBROOK

William Isaac

Private 14950, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 02/06/1916. Age 30. Son of Mr and Mrs F Rushbrook of Kirton. Buried at Carnoy Military Cemetery. Private Rushbrook is also commemorated on the Felixstowe War Memorial

SMITH

Bertie William

Private 10613, 10th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 18/08/1917. Age 29. Son of Harry and Anna Maria Smith of Manor Farm, Kirton. husband of Jessie May Smith. Buried at Bertenacre Military Cemetery, Fletre

SMITH

George

Private 201246, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/10/1917. Age 19. Son of Harry and A M Smith of Manor Farm, Kirton. Buried at Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

SMY

David Thomas

Private 14948, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 14/07/1916. Age 35. Brother of Mr A J Smy of Church Lane, Kirton. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

SPALL

Robert John

Private 13045, 1st Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Died 26/12/1918. Age 39. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Spall of Kirton. Buried at Kirton (St Mary) Churchyard. Private Spall had served in the Boer War and all of the Great War

STANNARD

Gordon E

Lance Corporal 7995, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 21/02/1915. Born Kirton, resident of Trimley. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Lance Corporal Stannard is also commemorated on the Felixstowe War Memorial

WOODCOCK

Frederick W

MC. Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery. attached 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 31/10/1918. Buried at Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension. 101 Squadron was formed at South Farnborough on 12 July 1917, and two weeks later went to St Andre-aux Bois, France with FE2s as a night bomber squadron. It main tasks involved attacking enemy communications and aerodromes in Northern France and Belgium, with occasional strafing attacks on troops aimed at drowning the noise of tanks and soldiers positioning for battle in the trenches

WRIGHT

Albert Charles

Private 49604, 6th Battalion , Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 26/10/1918. Age 19. Son of William and Charlotte Wright of Kirton. Buried at Kirton (St Mary) Churchyard. Private Wright’s death is recorded at Bethnal Green, London

JESU MERCY LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM

1939-1945

HAWARD

Arnold Thomas Hayward

Flying Officer (Observer) 115977, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20/11/1942. Age 28. Son of Henry Horace and Lilian Mary Haward of Cuddington, Cheshire. Buried at Helleland Churchyard

WARD

Gordon Charles

Sergeant 5837445, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/04/1945. Age 22. Son of William John and Ellen Rose Ward. husband of Margaret Mary Ward of South Croydon, Surrey. Buried at Becklingen War Cemetery

WOOLNOUGH

Cyril Kenneth

Sergeant (Pilot) 565451, 42 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 28/09/1940. Age 27. Son of Edgar John and Jane Elizabeth Woolnough. husband of Jane Wilson Woolnough of Prestwick, Ayrshire. Buried at Tregunc Communal Cemetery. 42 Squadron was reformed at Donibristle on 14 December 1936 from 'B' Flight of No 22 Squadron; No 42 and its Vildebeests became one of only two torpedo strike units in the UK. After a number of moves the Squadron settled at Bircham Newton just as World War II began. It exchanged its Vildebeests for Beauforts in April 1940, with which it specialised in anti-shipping and mine laying along the coasts of northern Europe

Last updated 2 November, 2006

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