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LAKENHEATH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Aden - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Tony Pringle 2013
researched Martin Edwards

Lakenheath war memorial is 20ft high Portland stone obelisk on a 75 inch square plinth in the High Street at the junction with Mill Road. It is on a small green which originally contained a pond (filled in in the 1950's). It was unveiled by Captain Owen A. Clerk on the 31st Battalion, March 1921. The cost of the site is given as £245. The actual cost of building by Mr. J. Cracknell is not known.

In the past the memorial has been over-cleaned and this has worn away the lettering more rapidly than usual. It therefore required a gentle non-invasive approach such as steam cleaning which removed no material from the stone surface. The memorial was also shelter coated in 2009 – this was the application of a thin binding solution to consolidate the microscopic loose particles of stone which can become loosened by weathering. The War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £879 for this work.

Many of the names from the Great War can also be seen on other memorials in the area, Mildenhall, Kenny Hill, Beck Row etc.

Photographs Copyright © Tony Pringle 2013

THIS MONUMENT
HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF
LAKENHEATH .
IN HONOUR OF
65 GALLANT MEN OF THIS PARISH ,
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR OF
1914 - 1919 :
AS A LASTING RECORD OF THEIR SACRIFICE.
AND IN GRATITUDE TO GOD
FOR THE VICTORY ACHIEVED.
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

ALLSOP Robert [William]
Private 20733, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Norwich, resident Ringstead, Norfolk. Formerly 17673, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
ALLSOP William Henry
Gunner 153871, 11th Battalion, Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 24 April 1918. Aged 32. Enlisted Lakenheath. Husband of V. R. Morley (formerly Allsop), of High St., Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 14.
ASHMAN Donald [Cecil]
Private 17395, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1917. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Buiry St Edmunds. Buried in JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 5.
BAILEY Alec
Private 15911, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 March 1917. Aged 22. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of William and Sabina Bailey, of Wings Rd., Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk. Went to France 30 July 1915. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 29.
BAILEY Arthur
[Memorial states 12th Battalion] Lance Corporal 30853, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 March 1918. Born Brandon, enlistd Worcester, resident Lakenheath. Sent to front 21 June 1915. Formerly Lance Corporal 13942, Worcestershire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.
BARBER Bertram
[SDGW lists him as Bartram and memorial lists rank as Private] Serjeant 5316, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 September 1915. Aged 35. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Husband of Ethel Barber, of 2, Ipswich Terrace, Bury St. Edmund's. Went to the Front 10 October 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

BENTON Robert
Corporal 17502, 3rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 12 October 1918. Aged 22. Son of Robert and Sarah Ann Benton, of Long's Farm, Anchor Drove, Southery, Downham, Norfolk. Native of Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk. Born Little Downham, Cambs, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Cleham Bank, Cambs. Formerly Private 8592, Suffolk Regiment. Went to the Front 15 August 1914. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot II. Row V. Grave 14.
BILSLAND James
Private 19106, 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 23 April 1915. Aged 28. Son of Robert and Jeannie Bilsland, of Brandon House, Lakenheath, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 733 - 16

BROOKS George Robert
[Listed as Robert George BROOKS on SDGW] Private 42873, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26 April 1918. Born West Hill, Kent, enlisted Newmarket, resident Lakenheath. Formerly 10530, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 51 and 52.
BROOKS, DCM Claud
[Spelt Claude on SDGW] Serjeant 29211, 1/4th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 12 August 1918. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Ely, resident Littleport. Son of William George and Rosina Brooks, of Littleport, Cambs. Formerly 16253, Suffolk Regiment and 26586, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 10.

Distinguished Conduct Medal Citation:

29211 (late 26586) Sjt. C. BROOKS (Ludlow)
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a counter-attack, when his platoon officer had become a casualty this NCO took command of the platoon, and, leading them with conspicuous gallantry and skill, he recaptured and re-established the portion of the line that was his objective. He then went out in broad daylight with a fighting patrol and drove the enemy out of a strong point and captured a machine gun. Later he brought in two wounded men under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire. (London Gazette 3.10.18)

BROWN Harry
Private 17313, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 May 1915. Born Exning, enlisted Brandon. Went to France 12 May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

BULLEN Forester Westley
[Memorial states 11th Battalion] Private 31660, 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberalnd Fusiliers. Died of wounds 24 September 1916. Aged 20. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Cambridge. Son of J. H. and Emma Bullen, of Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk. Formerly 26454, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 21.
CARMAN George Taft
Private 19087, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 June 1915. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Lakenheath. Went to France 8 June 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
CARPENTER Arthur [Robert]
Private 16853, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Mildenhall, enlisted Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

CLARKE Oliver
Private, 52nd Battalion, Q.R.E.S. probably Oliver George CLARKE, Private 70186, 8th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 27 July 1918. Aged 18. Son of George and Caroline Clarke, of Culford, nr. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Buried in LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY, AVERDOINGT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 17.
COLEMAN Arthur
[Memorial states 3rd Battalion] Private 3/8917, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1915. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

COLEMAN Sargeant
[Listed as Sargent on SDGW] Private 12885, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Peterborough. Went to France 27 January 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.
COLEMAN Sydney [George]
[Spelt Sidney on SDGW] Private S/7743, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Accidentally died in the United Kingdom 3 May 1915. Born and resident Hendon, enlisted Mill Hill. Brother of Mrs. Ethel Grace Raven, of 12, New Brent Rd., Hendon, London and formerly Anchor Lane, Lakenheath. In the 1901 census he is aged 7, son of Charles and Ethel Coleman, born Lakenheath, resident Sandpits, Lakenheath, Mildenhall, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he is listed as George Coleman, aged 17, son of Charles Coleman (a widower), brother of Amy, an agricultural labourer, born Lakenheath, resident Anchor Lane, Lakenheath, Suffolk. Buried in ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Section AF. Grave 1864.

His services record states the following:

At the time of attestation he was living at 12 New Brent Street, Hendon, a gardener, aged 20 years and 270 days, unmarried. Enlisted 1 January 1915 at Mill Hill, posted 4 January 1915, died 3 May 1915. A Court of Enquiry was held into his accidental death which was held at Aldershot. He was killed while on Company exercise when attacking dummies in trenches, the first man attacked the dummy with his bayonet and rifle butt as Syndey entered the trench and became impaled on the bayonet. His parents were not living at the time of attestation. He had four brothers, Charles, the eldest lived at Anchor Lane, Lakenheath, the others elsewhere. He had four sisters, the second youngest, Amy Tuffs lived in Mill Road, Lakenheath. He also had one half-blood sister according to his attestation papers, Beatrice.

There were 11 chidlren in his family:
Beatrice Mabel Coleman: 1875 – 1950
Lily Susan Coleman: 1879 – 1954
Charles Clark Coleman: 1879 – 1946
Henry John Coleman: 1882 – 1959
Alice Dorothy Coleman: 1884 – 1969
Ethel Grace Coleman: 1886 – 1943
Arthur Coleman: 1887 – 1915
Amy Jane Coleman: 1890 - ?
Frederick Coleman: 1892 – 1969
Sydney George Coleman: 1894 – 1915
Selina Coleman: 1896 – 1949

Amy Jane Coleman married John Tuffs and they had a son Arthur George Tuffs who appears in the Second World War list of the dead below.

COOPER John William
Private 48413, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 28 October 1918. Born Downham Market, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Brandon. Buried in ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 20.
DICKS John Henry
Private 31072, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1917. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Maidstone, resident Dunks Green, Norfolk. Son of William and Susan Dicks, of Beeton's Cottage, Heacham; husband of Mabel Ada Dicks, of Redvers Cottage, Heacham, Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

DICKS Plowright [Roper]
[Spelt Ploughwright on SDGW & Medal Card] Private G/1860, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13 July 1916. Born Lakenheath, enlisted and resident Tonbridge, Kent. Went to France 26 July 1915. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section N. Grave 75.
DYE Arthur
Private 44680, 19th Battalion attached to 21st Trench Mortar Battery, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 4 April 1917. Aged 31. Born Lawshall, Suffolk, enlisted Lakenheath, resident Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. C. Dye, of Shimpling Rd., Lawshall, Bury St. Edmund's. Formerly 34663, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 13.
FLACK Alfred
Lance Corporal 16680, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1915. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Brandon. Went to France 1 April 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

FLACK Jonah
Driver 141947, "A" Battery, 173rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 27. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr and Mrs Simon Flack, of Mill Rd., Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on GIAVERA MEMORIAL, Italy.
FLACK Nelson
Private 4955, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 November 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted Lakenheath. Son of Mrs. Thomas Flack, of Undly Common, Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

GREENACRE Francis John
Private 3/7922, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 5 October 1915. Aged 23. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Brother of William James Greenacre, of Station Rd., Lakenheath, Suffolk. Went to the Front 2 September 1914. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 5.
HALLS * George W
Private 3/9392, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 January 1916. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Halls, of Station Rd., Lakenheath, Suffolk. Buried in SPOILBANK CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 16.
HALLS James
Private 20188, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 12 March 1916. Aged 18. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 1A.
HARDING Walter
Trooper 1714, Household Battalion, Household Cavalry. Died 27 July 1917. Buried in LAKENHEATH CEMETERY, Suffolk. Grave 492.
HARRISON Zachariah
Private 19977, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born Hockwold, Norfolk, enlisted Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

HENSBY Alfred
Private 242394, 1/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 11 May 1917. Aged 28. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Marshall and Eliza Hensby, of Beck Row, Mildenhall, Suffolk. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row P. Grave 23.
HORNE Albert
Acting Serjeant 3/8918, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 October 1915. Aged 19. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of William Horne, of Anchor Lane, Lakenheath, Suffolk, and Elizabeth Horre, of Whitehall Farm, West Dereham, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.
HORREX Sargent
[Memorial sattes 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment] Private 26648, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of John and Betsey Horrex, of The Chequers Inn, Lakenheath, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

HOUSEHOLD Ernest Scott
[Memorial states 9th Battalion] Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Essex Regiment. Died 21 July 1917. Aged 24. Son of William Thomas and Hannah Household, of 1A, Westland Rd., Watford, Herts. Native of Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 18.
KENT Victor Emmanuel
Private 6025, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 November 1916. Aged 34. Enlisted Lakenheath. Son of Shadrach Kent, of Wings Rd., Lakenheath, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

KING Jonah
Private 31988, Essex Regiment transferred to 178249, Labour Corps. Died 19 January 1919. Buried in LAKENHEATH CEMETERY, Suffolk. Grave 367.
MACKENDER Elijah
Private 20250, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 January 1916. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

MACKENDER Ernest C
Rifleman 5785, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 30 October 1914. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Brandon, resident Chilham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

MACKENDER John Robert
Private G/46686, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 21 August 1918. Born and resident Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 79.
MATTHEWS James
Private 25979, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1917. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 79 to 80 and 163A.
MORLEY Charles
Lance Corporal 16053, "A" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 28 April 1917. Aged 23. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Edward and Rebecca Morley, of Anchor Lane, Lakenheath, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

MORLEY George
Lance Serjeant 203133, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 31 July 1917. Aged 33. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. Rebecca Morley, of Lakenheath; husband of Mrs. M. A. Morley, of Cemetery Yard, Lakenheath, Suffolk. Formerly 2751, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 2 Plot II. Row B. Grave 17.
NEAL Albert Percy
Private 66315, 12th BattalIon, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born Sedge FEn, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket, resident Lakenheath. Formerly 45945, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

NEAL Robert John
Bombardier 281162, 36th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 12 October 1917. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Newmarket, resident Mildenhall. Husband of Mrs. L. Bell (formerly Neal), of Kenney Hall Farm, Mildenhall, Suffolk. Buried uin GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row P. Grave 9.
NEAVE Frederick Frank
Private F/3268, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 20 May 1917. Aged 25. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex, resident Hornsey, Middlesex. Son of Frederic and Minnie Neave, of 7, Burghley Rd., Hornsey, London. In the 1911 census he is aged 18, son of Frederick S and Minnie Neave, a Commercial Traveller in Millinery, born islington, resident Hornsey; his mother and aunt were both born in Lakenheath. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section BB. Grave 31.
NEWTON John
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company (Territorial Force). Killed in action 23 April 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

PALFREY William
Private 16837, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 Aseptmeber 1917. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Ely. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
PALMER Alfred
Private G/11944, "A" Company, 10th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 21 September 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Lakenheath, resident Brandon. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Palmer, of Sedge Fen, Lakenheath, Suffolk. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 172.
PARSONS Ivor Willie
Rifleman 2941, 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 21 July 1916. Aged 24. Enllisted London, resident Lakenheath. Son of John and Rosina Parsons, of "Sycamores", Lakenheath, Suffolk. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. grave 5.
ROLPH Frederick Walter
Private 242689, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 4 February 1918. Aged 26. Born camberwell, Surrey, enlisted London. Son of Mark and Sarah Rolph, of Sand Pits, Lakenheath, Suffolk. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Hessen, Germany. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 1.
ROLPH Lionel Edwin A

Trooper 17575, 21st Battalion (Centerbury Mounted Rifles), New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Killed in action 15 November 1917. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 342.

ROLPH William [Robert]
Company Serjeant Major 5424, 1st Battalion formerly 3rd Battalion, Kings' Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 29 April 1917. Aged 32. Born and resident Lakenheath, enlisted Birmingham. Son of the late Lewis Rolph, of Lakenheath; husband of Maude Ethel Curgenven (formerly Rolph), of King's House, Lakenheath, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

ROPER George
Private 7258, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 12 December 1916. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Norwich. Commemorated in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Angora Memorial 140.
RUTTERFORD Abraham
Private 17917, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 September 1916. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Riddlesworth. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

RUTTERFORD Arthur Ernest
Private 15912, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 5 [CWGC] or 6 [SDGW] July 1915. Aged 18. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Joseph and Esther Rutterford, of 1, Goward's Yard, High St., Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk. Buried in CALVAIRE (ESSEX) MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 1.
RUTTERFORD Charles Victor
Private 30574, 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Born and enlisted Lakenheath. Formerly 31004, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in BEAUREVOIR BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 35.
RUTTERFORD Jabez [William]
Private 20012, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 20 November 1917. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Wisbech. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.
RUTTERFORD Jacob
Private 8588, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25 May 1915. Aged 24. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Henry and Emma Rutterford, of Vine Cottage, Station Rd., Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

RUTTERFORD Robert
Private G/34601, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 August 1916. Aged 35. Born and resuident Lakenheath, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Robert and Priscilla Rutterford, of 8, High St., Lakenheath, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C, 9 A and 16 A.

RUTTERFORD Sydney
Private 18173, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916.Aged 27. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Littleport. Son of Isaac Rutterford, of 14, Bannister Row, Wisbech, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

TALBOT Alfred
Private 16677, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 7 December 1918. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Brandon. Buried in CHAMBIERES FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, METZ, Moselle, France. Grave 392.
TALBOT Arthur
Private 16056 [SDGW] or 16065 [CWGC], 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.
TUFFS John
Private 46691, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 17 May 1917. Born and resident Lakenheath, enlisted Newmarkert. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 17.
WATTS Ralph Fincham
[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 45935, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 August 1918. Born Exning, enlisted Hitchin, Herts. Son of Grimmer and Rebecca Watts, of High St., Lakenheath, Suffolk. Native of Burwell, Cambs. Formerly TR/13/53482. Buried in ECOUST-ST. MEIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 44.
WILSON Charles
Private G/29772, 13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 22 September 1917. Born Brandon, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Lakenheath. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row P. Grave 15.
1939-1945
FRANKLIN Charles [Arthur]
Corporal 744426, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 23 August 1943. Aged 24. Son of Arthur and Rose Eva Hilton Franklin; husband of Lilian Maud Franklin, of Lakenheath, Suffolk. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. British Section Q. Row A. Grave 8.
FRANKLIN Kenneth [Thomas]
Leading Aircraftman 553775, 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 15 March 1943. Aged 19. Son of Frank Arthur and Rose Eva Hilton Franklin, of Lakenheath, Suffolk. Buried in MAYNAMATI WAR CEMETERY, Bangladesh. Plot 9. Row D. Collective grave 1-6.
GATHERCOLE Jack
Private 5828644, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a japanese Prisoner of War 11 October 1943. Aged 24. Son of Hannah Elizabeth Gathercole; husband of Evelyn Gladys Gathercole, of Mildenhall, Suffolk. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 9. Row F. Grave 12.
GATHERCOLE, MiD Wilfred L
Lance Corporal 5827519, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died as a japanese Prisoner of War 12 September 1944. Aged 25. Son of Bernard William and Hannah Charlotte Gathercole, of Lakenheath, Suffolk. mentioned in Despatches (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 57.

HENSBY Arthur [John]
Private 5829893, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 15 February 1942 during the Japanese invasion of Singapore. Aged 24. Son of John Alfred and Eliza Hensby, of Lakenheath, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE CIVIL HOSPITAL GRAVE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 4.
MACKENDER Ronald
Private 6097469, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 4 June 1944. Aged 24. Son of Robert Cooper Mackender and Ella Maud Mackender, of Lakenheath, Suffolk. Buried in NAPLES WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row R. Grave 155.
MACKENDER Stanley
Private 5831523, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 21 September 1944 as a Japanese Prisoner of War. Aged 29. Son of Robert Cooper Mackender and Ella Maud Mackender, of Lakenheath, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 51.

MATTHEWS Jack
Gunner 948994, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14 November 1942. Aged 23. Son of James and Jessie Matthews; husband of Irene Reebey Matthews, of Lakenheath, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 36.
NEAL [Ernest] John aka Jack
Private 5774502, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 21 September 1944 as a Japanese Prisoner of War. Aged 23. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Neal, of Lakenheath, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 52.

SIZER [Harold] Joseph [Fred]
Private 5836240, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 28 january 1942 during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore. Aged 21. Son of Fred and Maude Louise Sizer, of Lakenheath, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 60.

TUFFS George
Guardsman 2616831, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 5 February 1943. Aged 25. Son of John and Amy Jane Tuffs; husband of Lucy Doris Marjorie Tuffs, of Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 3.

Note: his uncle was Syndey George Coleman listed in the World War 1 dead above.

1964 Aden
SHOPLAND James [Robert]
Private 23915197, 1st Battalion, East Anglian Regiment. Died 4 June 1964. Aged 21. Born 26 February 1943. Buried in MAALA CEMETERY, Yemen.

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