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KNODISHALL-CUM-BUXLOW 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 aN Aberdeeen granite obelisk, on a stepped base and stands in the grounds of the parish church. There are 16 names listed for World War 1 and four for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled 26th October 1919, the builder was Mr E E Saunders. Details can be found in the East Anglian Daily Times 31st October 1919.

IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

COOPER

George

Private 40508, 9th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died 09/06/1917. Age 36. Husband of Annie Cooper of The Laurels, Knodishall. Resident of Friston. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

CRANE

William

Private 17424, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/09/1915. Born at Friston. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

EMMERSON

Percy Arthur

Private 42039, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 22/08/1918. Age 18. Son of Mrs Emma Emmerson of Yoxford Road, Kelsale. Buried at the Albert Communal Cemetery Extension

EMMERSON

William Charles

Private 201678, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 17/05/1917. Born in Knodishall. Commemorated in Wancourt British Cemetery. Private Emmersonís original grave was destroyed in later battles and he is commemorated by a special memorial within the cemetery

EVERITT

Frederick

Private 41083, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 07/03/1917. Buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension

GIBSON

Percy Wilson

Gunner 208293, 186th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 17/09/1918. Age 20. Son of Mrs R A and the late Mr Gibson of 15 Burrell Cottage, Knodishall. Buried at Ligny-St Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt

GROOME

William

Believed to be Private 7639, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 25/10/1918. Buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery

HINES

Albert William

Private 2418, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Battalion. Died 18/08/1916. Born at Aldeburgh. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

PODD

Albert Edward

Private 2039, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/03/1915. Age 22. Son of Samuel and Sarah Podd of Burrellís Cottages, Knodishall. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

PODD

Laurance Alma

Corporal 2071, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/05/1916. Age 21. Son of Mr and Mrs Podd of 9 Burrell's Cottages, Knodishall. Buried at Bethune Town Cemetery

READING

Vernon Jack

Second Lieutenant (Pilot), 15th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 26/03/1918. Son of Arthur Vernon Reading of Knodeshall Lodge, Saxmundham. Commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial. Formed as a training unit at Farnborough on 1 March 1915, 15 Squadron crossed to France in December of that year equipped with BE2Cs for corps- reconnaissance duties. One unusual task the unit undertook was the dropping of ammunition by parachute to troops on the front line during 1918

SMITH

Alfred

Private 13367, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/09/1916. Age 33. Son of John and Sarah Ann Smith of Snape Bridge, Saxmundham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

SMITH

Cyril Henry King

Private 114061, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment). Died 12/04/1916. Age 35. Son of Mr and Mrs J C Smith of Knodishall. husband of G L Smith of 1809 13th Avenue East, Vancouver. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

SMITH

Claude William

Sapper 313039, 363rd Forestry Company, Royal Engineers. Died 15/05/1918. Age 27. Son of John Chinery Smith and Eleanor Mary Smith. husband of Violet E Smith of 110 Leiston Road, Friston. Born at Knodishall. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery

SPARKES

William George

Private 203179, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 30/07/1918. Age 21. Son of Emma Jane and the late Gilbert George Sparkes of Knodishall. Buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery

WATSON

Reginald Corpus

Private 1599, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 21/03/1915. Age 19. Son of James Edward and Annie Watson of Shelford House, Knodishall. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

1939-1945

EVERETT

Charles Henry

Believed to be Able Seaman P/JX 5776, Royal Navy. HMS Tana. Died 09/07/1943. Age 47. Son of William and Marion Eva Everett. Buried at Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery. HMS Tana was the naval shore establishment in Mombasa

GOODWIN

Arthur Henry

Driver T/149556, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 23/08/1945. Age 29. Son of William John and Mary Jane Goodwin of Knodishall. Buried at Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

SAXBY

Thomas Reuben

Able Seaman C/J 84410, Royal Navy, HM Submarine Triton. Died 18/12/1940. Age 39. Son of David and Sarah Saxby. husband of Anita Minnie Saxby of Knoddishall. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. HMS Triton left Malta for a patrol in the lower Adriatic and the Straits of Otranto on 28th November 1940. At 0540 on 6th December an SOS from the Italian merchant vessel Olimpia was intercepted. Triton immediately set of to intercept her and seems to have made a successful attack before she was reported to have been attacked and sunk by two Italian Torpedo boats

THORPE

Joseph

Believed to be Trooper 3854145, 18th (5th Battalion The Loyal Regiment) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps. Died 17/08/1943. Age 31. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

Last updated 2 November, 2006

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