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LAVENHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Lynda Smith
2003

The large War Memorial is situated on the wall of the Parish Church in Lavenham. There are two memorials, one above the other. The frist, at the tiop, is the memorial for World War 1 and takes the form of an ornately carved, Portland stone, plaque. The second, lower, memorial, lists those who died in World War 2 and is made from Brysom stone. There are 76 men named for World War 1 and 10 for World War 2. The World War 1 Memorial gives name, initial and Regiment. The World War 1 memorial was unveiled 19th December 1920 and the monies raised were by public subscription, a total of £262 17s 1d; the mason wasF J Lindley and the architect Mr Leonard Crowfoot. A carved oak table was added in Janauary 1922 and a Book of Remembrance in May 1922. Details of the memorial appeared in the Bury and Norwich Post dated 23rd December 1920.

Photograph Copyright © Lynda King 2009

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE IN THIS
PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR

1914 - 1918

ALDOUS

James Frank
Private 1652. 1st/5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 23 August 1915. Born Offten. Enlisted Lavenham. Buried: EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY, Lemnos, Greece. Ref. II. H. 126.

AMBROSE

James
Corporal 27217. 1st/8th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly 1403 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 6 October 1918. Born and enlisted Lavenham. Son of Mr. E. Ambrose, of 11, Water St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY, Aisne, France. Ref. I. C. 6.

AMBROSE

John
Private 50235. 8th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 34943 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 31 July 1917. Age 33. Born Lavenham. Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of John and Elizabeth Ambrose, of 22, Water St., Lavenham; husband of Ellen Mary Ambrose, of 32. Church St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

ANDERSON

AE
Possibly: Alfred Ernest Anderson. Private 51801. 16th Sqdn., Machine Gun Corps (Cav). Formerly 5856 7th Hussars. Died Tuesday 2 July 1918. Born Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Enlisted Dover. Commemorated: BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Ref. XI. G. 14.

ARGENT

William John
Steward 2nd Class L/8027. H.M.S. "Brisk.", Royal Navy. Died Tuesday 2 October 1917. Commemorated: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon, United Kingdom. Ref. Panel 23.

BENSTEAD

Charles
Serjeant 7454. 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 16 February 1915. Age 28. Born Lowestoft. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Harry George and Phoebe Benstead, of Old Mill House, Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

BRUCE

Thomas Harold
Private 29986. 14th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly 4257 Lancers. Died of wounds Friday 26 October 1917. Age 25. Born Long Melford. Lived Lavenham. Enlisted Croydon, Surrey. Nephew of Ann Maria Tatum, of 37, Prentice St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.

BUTCHER

Edward
Private 17878. 5th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Friday 21 January 1916. Age 18. Born Acton, Suffolk. Lived Little Hereford, Nr. Tenbury. Enlisted Ludlow. Son of Robert and Harriet Ellen Butcher, of Clay Hall Cottage, Acton, Sudbury, Suffolk. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47 and 49.

CAPON

C A
Possibly: C A CAPON  (CWGC gives C A Capon, CD states Charles Robert Capon) Gunner 172178. 166th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. (Memorial has RFA). Killed in action Tuesday 9 April 1918. Born Cotton, Suffolk. Lived Kersey Suffolk. Enlisted Hadleigh. Buried: VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. E. 15.

CARTER

James Parmenter Cecil Bradley
Private 3539. 13th Kensington Bn., London Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 9 May 1915. Age 23. Lived Lavenham. Enlisted Kensington. Son of Harry and Laura Carter, of 565, High St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France I. P. 26.

CARTER

William James
Private 20791. 12th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 6 May 1917. Born Lavenham. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

COLLINS

E
Possibly: N.E. Collins (CD gives E Collins) Driver 69875. 64th Bty., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Wednesday 7 June 1916. Born Sudbury. Enlisted Colchester. Buried: BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. B. 13.

CURTIS

Walter Arthur
Private 7676. "A" Coy. 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 16 March 1915. Age 26. Born Little Waldringfield. Enlisted Sudbury. Son of Mrs. A. Curtis, of 5, Pump Court, Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. III. C. 44.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 1 , page 103 - CURTIS, Walter Arthur, number 7676, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Samuel Curtis of 5 Pump Court, Lavenham, Suffolk by his wife Alphence dau of James Sipson. Born Little Waldingfield, co Suffolk 2-10-1888. Educated Lavenham Council School, enlisted in the Suffolks 24-2-1908, and was with his Regiment in Egypt when war broke out and with it went to the front in Jan 1915. He was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle 16 th March following, unmarried. The Commanding officer of his company wrote that he "was doing his turn of duty in the trenches, and at 5.30pm volunteered to go to a spring near his trench and fetch some water. He obtained the water and was on his way back when he was shot by a German sniper. Two of his comrades - one of who was wounded in the attempt - went out and brought him back but it was seen at once that he was very dangerously wounded, and he had been hit through both buttocks, just below the body, and he died quite peacefully at 7 pm on the same day whilst being removed to the dressing station on a stretcher. He was buried the next day in a wood about one and a half miles west of Ploegstraat, in Belgium. A wooden cross with his Regimental number was erected over hid grave ".

DAKIN

Charles
Lance Corporal G/11311. 1st Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds Saturday 12 October 1918. Born and lived Lavenham. Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Buried: DELSAUX FARM CEMETERY, BEUGNY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. E. 8.

DENT

George William
Private 202808. 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died Thursday 13 November 1919. Age 39. Born Lavenham. Son of William B. and Elizabeth Dent; husband of Ada Mary Dent, of 80, Church St., Lavenham. Buried: LAVENHAM CEMETERY, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

EADY

Arthur James
Private 30813. 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Formerly 20402 West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 27 November 1917. Born Lavenham. Lived Old Hill, Staffordshire. Enlisted Conisborough, Yorkshire. Buried: POTIJZE CHATEAU GROUNDS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. D. 36.

EADY

Charles Harold
Gunner 180473. "A" Bty. 122nd Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Monday 29 April 1918. Age 20. Born Lavenham. Enlisted Sudbury. Son of John and Mary Ann Eady, of 22, Prentice St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: GROOTEBEEK BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. E. 14.

EADY

Ernest
Private 17874. 9th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 October 1916. Age 23. Born Cornard, Suffolk. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Eady, of Hill Green, Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

EARY

Sidney
Private 29964. 15th Bn., West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own). Formerly 22691 E. Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3 May 1917. Born Preston, Suffolk. Lived Long Melford. Enlisted Malton, Yorkshire. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

EARY

W
Possibly: Private 25942. Depot, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.). Died Monday 18 November 1918. Age 28. Son of William Eary; husband of Alice Eary, of 13, Florence St., Amberley Rd., Leeds. Buried: LEEDS (LAWNS WOOD) CEMETERY, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Alternative Commemoration - buried in Leeds (General) Cemetery.

ELLISTON

George
Private 29703. 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 25 June 1917. Age 29. Born and lived Lavenham. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Emily and the late James Elliston, of Lavenham, Suffolk; husband of Constance Gertrude Elliston, of Stows Hill, Cockfield, Suffolk, Buried: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. S. 9.

FAIERS

Reginald
Serjeant 240188. 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 1599 Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 29 March 1918. Age 27. Born and enlisted Lavenham. Son of Charles William and Janet Amelia Faiers, of 5, Hall Rd., Lavenham, Suffolk. Native of Lavenham. Buried: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XXXIII. A. 17A.

FAYERS

Albert Charles
Private 20797. 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 4 September 1918. Age 19. Born and enlisted Lavenham. Son of Ernest and Laura Fayers, of Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. VII. F. 4A.

GREEN

Thomas Odell
Private 5102. 1st/20th Bn., London Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 1 October 1916. Age 23. Born Lavenham. Lived and enlisted Battersea. Son of Thomas John and Sarah Green, of 99, High St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.

HARPER

Robert Charles Middleton
Second Lieutenant. (New Armies), attd. 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19 April 1917. Age 21. Son of Harry and Annie Laura Harper, of Priory Farm, Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 57.

HARTLEY

Eliazer
Private 17440. 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 28 March 1918. Age 33. Born Glemsford. Enlisted Sudbury. Son of Joseph Porter Hartley and Kate Hartley, of 8, Pump Square, Lavenham; husband of Mercy Adelaide Hartley, of 21, Bolton St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4

HUGHES

P
Private, Labour Corps. No further information available at present

HUNT

Joseph
Private 30121. 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 17 February 1917. Born and enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried: STUMP ROAD CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Ref. C. 31.

JARVIS

David
Private 205924. 6th Bn., Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly 4371 D.L.I. Killed in action Saturday 21 September 1918. Born Lavenham. Lived Eastgate, Co. Durham. Enlisted Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. Buried: EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Ref. II. G. 12.

KEMP

James Jubilee
Gunner 55275 [SDGW] or 58275 [CWGC], 112th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 29. Born Lavenham. Lived Enfield Town, Middlesex. Enlisted Dover. Son of James and Elizabeth Kemp, of 31, Prentice Street, Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried in BERTRANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row G. Grave 12.

KNOCK

Frank
Private 35443. 12th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 2867 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 20 November 1916. Born Stowmarket. Enlisted Sudbury. Buried: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. G. 24.

KNOCK

George
Private 43315. 6th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly 7952 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 April 1917. Born Stowmarket. Lived Lavenham. Enlisted Sudbury. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

KNOCK

William Charles
Able Seaman R/754. Hood Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 25 August 1918. Age 20. Son of Charles and Harriett Knock, of 41, Prentice St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1 and 2.

LAMBERT

George
Private 15490. 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 2 March 1916. Born Lavenham. Enlisted Sudbury. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

LESTER

(Harold) Benjamin
Private 145951. 31st Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 20795 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 31 October 1918. Born and enlisted Lavenham. Buried: HARLEBEKE NEW, BRITISH CEMETERY, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IV. B. 8.

LONG

Percy
Private 25397. 9th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.) Formerly 20794 Suffolk Regiment. Died Monday 26 August 1918. Age 20. Born and enlisted Lavenham. Son of Mrs. Minnie Long, of 13, Lower Rd., Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: FIENVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Ref. B. 11.

MILLS

Richard
Private 47642. 10th Bn., Essex Regiment. Formerly 20796 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 21 September 1918. Born, lived and enlisted Lavenham. Buried: UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE, Aisne, France. Ref. II. A. 27.

MUNNINGS

William
Private 13603. 9th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 October 1916. Age 21. Born Acton. Enlisted Sudbury. Son of William Samuel and Alice Maria Munnings, of High Tree, Acton, Sudbury, Suffolk. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

PARKER

Charles
Private 3/7422. 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 11 June 1915. Born Lavenham. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried: PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. A. 3.

PARKER

Frederick William
Private 16083. 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 13 October 1915. Age 22. Born Lavenham. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of John Thomas and Emily Parker, of 8, Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.

PARKER

H
Possibly: Harry Parker. Private 2151. 1st/5th Bn, Suffolk Regiment. Died Monday 22 November 1915. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried: EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY, Lemnos, Greece. Ref. III. D. 99.

PARTRIDGE

William
Private 12239. 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 11 January 1917. Born Lavenham. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried: HERSIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. E.4.

POULSON

Arthur Henry
Rifleman 235026. 1st/5th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Formerly 19710 Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 9 August 1917. Born and lived Lavenham. Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West- Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 and 6.

POULSON

Charles Henry
Private 76691. 26th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Monday 14 October 1918. Age 19. Enlisted Sudbury. Son of Robert and Emily Poulson, of 6, Water St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

POULSON

Ernest George
Private 240158. 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 1453 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 2 November 1917. Born and enlisted Lavenham. Commemorated: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 16.

POULSON

Edward T
Corporal 240137. 1st/4th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 1410 Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 15 March 1917. Born and lived Lavenham. Buried: LAVENHAM CEMETERY, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

POULSON

Frank Alfred
Private 17703. 9th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 October 1916. Age 25. Enlisted Sudbury. Son of Mrs. Eliza Ann Poulson, of 44, Water St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

POULSON

Frederick George
Private 52535. 4th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Formerly F/2869 27th Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9 April 1917. Age 19. Born Lavenham. Lived Broxted. Son of George and Sophy Poulson, of 30, Straight Rd., Boxted, Colchester. Buried: TANK CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. D. 5.

PRYKE

Charles William
Private 9622. 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 10 July 1918. Age 19. Born Lavenham. Enlisted Sudbury. Son of William and Elizabeth Pryke, of Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. E. 25.

PRYKE

George
Private 240807. 1st/5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 2942 Suffolk Regiment. Died Wednesday 5 December 1917. Age 25. Enlisted Sudbury. Son of the late William and Louisa Pryke. Buried: PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. C. 22.

PRYKE

Thomas
Lance Corporal 3/9771. 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 22 June 1917. Age 31. Born Lavenham. Enlisted Sudbury. Son of William and Louisa Pryke, of Lavenham, Suffolk; husband of Kate Pryke, of 40, Market Lane, Lavenham. Buried: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. L. 47.

RAMPLING

William
Private 265179. 1st/6th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.). Killed in action Tuesday 9 October 1917. Born Lavenham. Lived Accrington, Lancs. Enlisted Skipton, Yorks. Buried: DOCHY FARM NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VI. D. 12.

RUDD

Ross
Lance Corporal 29795. 13th Bn., Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 4 November 1918. Born and lived Lavenham. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mr. J. Rudd, of Water St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: VILLERS-POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Ref. A. 3.

SADLER

John Richard
Private 307786. 1st/7th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.) Formerly 27552 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action
Saturday 13 April 1918. Age 29. Lived Liversedge, Yorkshire. Enlisted Brighouse, Yorkshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sadler, of 18, Prentice St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Ref. II. J. 36.

SADLER

L
Probably: Lewis Sadler. Private 25162. 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action
Friday 18 August 1916. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

SADLER

William Charles
Private 240278. 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 1824 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 2 November 1917. Age 22. Son of Mrs. S. A. Sadler, of 63, The Square, Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 16.

SMITH

Albert Edward
Corporal 12043. 7th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 2 March 1916. Born Acton. Lived Lavenham. Enlisted Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

SMITH

A J
Possibly: Alfred John Smith. Private 59061 36th Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 26356 Norfolk Regiment. Died Thursday 6 June 1918. Born Hayton, Lancs. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried: HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE, Somme, France. Ref. II. E. 32.

SMITH

Arthur Thomas
Private 31171. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 13 March 1917. Born Acton, Suffolk. Lived Lavenham. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

SMITH

F
Private Suffolks. No further information available at present.

SMITH

Fred
Private 260035. 1st/5th Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment. Formerly 2865 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 17 August 1917. Age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Smith, of 6, Pightle Terrace, Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.

SMITH

FT
Private RAMC. No further information available at present.

SMITH

Reginald William
Private 27581. 7th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 17 April 1917. Age 19. Born Lavenham. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Jabya William and Rosina Emma Smith, of 28, Prentice St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

SMITH

William
Private 1454. 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 August 1915. Age 22. Enlisted Lavenham. Son of Elijah Smith, of 72, Clater St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 46 & 47.

SMITH

William Frederick
Driver 82492. "D" Bty. 124th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died Friday 15 November 1918. Age 25. Son of Frederick Ernest and Lavinia Smith, of 3, Prospect View, Lavenham. Buried: LAVENHAM CEMETERY, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

STEWARD

F
Private 59913. 21st Bn., Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.) Died Wednesday 14 June 1916. Age 18. Son of Alfred and Amelia Steward, of 4, Pump Square, Lavenham, Suffolk, England. Buried: BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Enclosure No.4 I. J. 12.

STURGEON

Frederick Charles
Private 1830. 1st/5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 11 September 1915. Born and Enlisted Lavenham. Commemorated: EMBARKATION PIER CEMETERY, Turkey. Sp. Mem. D. 11.

TWITCHETT

Alexander Bert
Private SPTS/5463. 11th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds Saturday 24 February 1917. Age 24. Born Alpheton. Lived and enlisted Lavenham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Twitchett; husband of E. Twitchett, of Prospect View, Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. B. 174.

TWITCHETT

George
Private 1413. 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 21 August 1915. Age 25. Born Acton. Enlisted Lavenham. Son of the late James and Harriet Twitchett, of Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 46 & 47.

WELHAM

Alfred
Private 7265. 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 26 August 1914. Born Lavenham. Enlisted Sudbury. Commemorated: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

WELHAM

R
Cpl. Suffolk Regiment. No further information available at present.

WELHAM

W
Private Coldstream Guards. No further information available at present.

WHEELER

Frank Thomas
Private 805450. 75th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt.) Died Monday 1 January 1917. Age 26. Son of Edward and Martha Ann Wheeler, of 1. High St., Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France IV. A. 19.

WHEELER

F
Private. London Fusiliers. No further information available at present.

WOLTON

Owen Biddell
Second Lieutenant. 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 August 1915. Age 27. Eldest son of Cordy and Lucy Wolton, of The Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 46 & 47.

YOUNG

William Edward
Gunner 178626. 31st Bty. 35th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 24 October 1918. Age 22. Lived Lavenham. Enlisted Sudbury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William James Young, of London. Buried: GIAVERA BRITISH CEMETERY, ARCADE, Italy. Ref. Plot 5. Row B. Grave 10.
1939 – 1945

CURTIS

Charles Samuel
Known as Samuel. Serving with Gibraltar Services Police. Buried in BUBANNA CEMETERY, Tangiers. Cannot locate on CWGC.

CUTTER

Malcolm A
Probably: Malcolm Alfred Cutter. Lance Corporal 6094585. 2nd Bn., Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died Monday 15 November 1943. Age 26. Son of Arthur Raymond and Kate Elizabeth Cutter. Schoolmaster. Commemorated: ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 6.

DENT

George Lewis
Sergeant 566320. Pilot 229 Sqdn., Royal Air Force. Died Tuesday 9 April 1940. Age 23. Son of George William and Ada Mary Dent, of Lavenham. Buried: LAVENHAM CEMETERY, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

EADY

Bertie
Private 5828610. 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died Tuesday 14 September 1943. Age 23. Son of Albert Bertie and Jessie Eady, of Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 55.

KEEBLE

George Gilbert
Private 5502676. Hampshire Regiment. Died Sunday 19 May 1940. Age 22. Son of Harry and Emma Keeble, of Lavenham, Suffolk. Commemorated: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 65.

RACE

Robert H
No further information available at present.

ROGERS

Lionel Arthur
Lance Bombardier 1602290. 2 Bty., 1 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Thursday 10 February 1944. Age 23. Son of William and Ethel Martha Rogers, of Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Ref. 10. F. 15.

SIMPSON

Harry Joseph
Private 5783800. 2/7th Bn., The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey). Died Friday 19 January 1945. Age 22. Son of Arthur Charles and Gertrude Simpson, of Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: FORLI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. III, D, 22.

WALKER

Arthur James
Private 6021182. 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died Tuesday 16 November 1943. Age 24. Son of Percy and Rose Ellen Walker, of Lavenham, Suffolk. Buried: CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 9. K. 4.

WIDDICOMBE

George Edward
Pilot Officer 188324. 103 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 4 January 1945. Age 32. Son of James Henry Widdicombe, M.A., and Violet Maud Widdicombe; husband of Ione Ruth Widdicombe, of Manningtree, Essex. Commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom Panel 269.

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