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LITTLE BEALINGS 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 clipsham stone column, with the figure of St Michael on top, on a square block with three six sided steps. The are nine names for World War 1 and four for World War 2. The memorial was originally dedicated on 8th February 1920 by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, the money was raised by public subscription, the builders were Messrs. Clary & Wright and the architect was Mr WIlliam Douglas Caroe. Details can be found in the East Anglian Daily Times 10th February 1920.

1914-1918

BAILEY

Frank Edward

Private 12021, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/07/1915. Age 22. Son of R and E Bailey, of Bealings. Buried at Gunners Farm Military Cemetery

CLARKE

George Henry

Corporal 9995, 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 15/06/1915. Age 25. Son of Albert Alfred Clarke of Heath Cottage, Bealings. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

CLARKE

Thomas Walter

Private 9738, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 29/04/1917. Age 19. Son of Albert Alfred and Sophia Clarke. Born Little Bealings. Buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension

DICKINSON

Frederick George

Private 329165, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 27/05/1917. Age 19. Son of Henry James and Sophia Dickinson of Bealings. Buried at the Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery

MARTIN

George

Lance Corporal 12089, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/10/1915. Age 25. Son of Herbert and Emily Martin of Great Bealings. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

MILLS

John Robert

Private 24148, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/06/1917. Son of Mr J Mills of Sandpit Cottage, Little Bealings. Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

MOWER

Charles

Private 12030, 69th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 25/07/1916. Age 37. Son of Thomas and Maria Mower of Little Bealings. Buried at Little Bealings (All Saints) Churchyard. Private Mower’s death is recorded at Nottingham

MOYES

Arthur David

Private 57510, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 20/09/1917. Age 24. Son of David and Betsy Moyes of Martlesham Road, Bealings. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

QUINTON

George R

DCM. Lance Sergeant 8239, 64th Brigade, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 05/10/1917. Age 20. Son of George and Laura Quinton of Bealings. Buried at Godewaersvelde British Cemetery

1939-1945

BARBER

Frederick E

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 36223, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 12/04/1940. Age 26. Son of Arthur Thomas Barber and Priscilla Thurza Barber. Buried at Stavanger (Eiganes) Churchyard. 115 Squadron was re-formed as a bomber squadron in 1937 and in the Second World War took part in scores of raids and also played an active part in Gardening (minelaying) for victory. In April 1940, while flying Wellingtons (and while on temporary loan to Coastal Command) it gained the distinction of making the RAF's first bombing raid of the war on a mainland target-the enemy-held Norwegian airfield of Stavanger/Sola

EDWARDS

Ezra Charles

Lance Corporal T/232682, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 16/11/1943. Age 35. Son of Charles Philip and Mary Jane Edwards of Little Bealings. husband of Evelyn Kathleen Mary Edwards. Buried at Little Bealings (All Saints) Churchyard. Lance Corporal Edwards’ death was recorded at Luton

SPRUGTENBURG

Richard Frederick

Ordinary Seaman P/JX 291648, Royal Navy – HMS Airedale. Died 15/06/1942. Age 21. Son of Hendrik and Margery Spruytenburg. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The destroyer HMS Airedale was bombed by Stuka dive-bombers in the Eastern Mediterranean while on convoy escort duty to Malta. Heavily damaged and with 44 of her crew dead, she was abandoned and sunk by HMS Aldenham

STEEL

Bernard H

Flying Officer (Pilot) 124799, 114 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19/09/1943. Age 20. Son of Charles Hallewell Steele and Elsie Joyce Steele of Waldringfield. Buried at Naples War Cemetery. In November 1942, 114 Squadron re-equipped with Blenheim Vs, was posted to North Africa to give air support to the First Army in Operation Torch. In April 1943 the Squadron converted to Bostons and moved to Sicily, moving on to Italy in October. Here the Squadron attacked enemy communications and airfields until the end of the war, before moving to Aden in September 1945 and starting to convert to Mosquitoes.

Last updated 12 November, 2006

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