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LONG MELFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 Martin Edwards

The memorial stands at the entrace to Holy Trinity Church high on the hill overlooking Long Melford it contains the surnames and intials of those who died in World War 1 and 2. In addition to the memorial there are two handwritten scrolls within the church containing the names of those who died in World War 1 and World War 2; these contain full names, rank and Regimental details; one man does not appear on the Roll of Honour for World War 1 that is on the memorial. Additionally the church contains plaques covering several centuries of history. There is also a photograph of a reunion of Long Melford's fighting men taken circa 1919-1920.

 

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

LET THOSE WHO COME
AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR
NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN
& SO COMMEMORATE
THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED
OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MEN
BY THE PATH OF DUTY &
SELF SACRIFICE 1914-1919
1939-1945

 

1914-1919

ALBON

Basil William

Private G/25861, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 22nd April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Son of John and Adelaide Albon, of St. Catherine's Rd., Long Melford, Suffolk. Formerly 38165, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave 34.

ALBON

Ephraim John

Lance Sergeant 1500, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 1st October 1915. Born and enlisted Long Melford. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot B. Row XVII. Grave 2.

ALLEN

William Canalis

Private 16217, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Long Melford, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row A. Grave 48.

ALLEN

William George

[CWGC states 15th Battalion] Private G/12851, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 21st September 1917. Aged 30. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Alfred and Sophia Allen, of Hall St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 21.

AMBROSE

George

Private 1755, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 20th September 1915. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Long Melford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Ambrose, of High St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in HILL 60 CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot II. Row E. Grave 2.

ANDREWS

Launcelot Charles Victor

Private 45052, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 17th October 1917. Aged 20. Born Long Melford, enlisted Warley. Son of Charles and Sarah Andrews, of Bull Lane, Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row G. Grave 11.

BEALES

Edward James

Private 425878, 2nd/10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney), London Regiment posted 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds 6th May 1918. Enlisted Ipswich, resident Long Melford. Buried in LONGPRE-LES-CORPS SAINTS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row B. Grave 21.

BELSHAM

Horace

[Memorial lists him as Sergeant] Acting Corporal 26973, 2nd Garrison Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died in Mesopotamia 8th July 1915 [SDGW states 1917]. Aged 31. Born Long Melford, enlsited Bury St Edmunds. Son of Charles Belsham, of Wells Hall, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk. Formerly 3/6560, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. PLot IV, Row G. Grave 6.

BIGG

Spencer

Able Seaman VR/5372, T.R. Anleaux, Royal Naval Canandian Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th October 1918. Son of William Bigg, of Borley Place, Sudbury, Suffolk. Buried in HARDWOOD HILL CEMETERY, SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, Canada. 1st grave toward gate.

BIGG

Walter

Lieutenant, 8th Battalion (Territorial), Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 27th May 1918. Aged 22. Son of William and the late Mary Bigg, of Long Melford, Suffolk. Born at Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in LA VILLE-AUX-BOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 8.

BIXBY

William

Private 491862, 13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment. Died of wounds 15th April 1917. Enlisted Romford, resident St James' Park. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 10.

BOREHAM

William Charles

Lance Corporal [Bomb Instructor], 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Born Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 29.

BOULDEN

Frank Richard

Sergeant 12150, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th October 1918. Aged 20. Born Market Harborough, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Frank and Beatrice Boulden, of Mersea House, Church Row, Long Melford. Suffolk. Born at Felthorpe, Norfolk. Buried in ARRAS ROAD CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row P. Grave 16.

BRAITHWAITE

Francis Joseph

Major, 2nd Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 4th November 1914. Aged 42. Son of The Rev. Francis Joseph Braithwaite, of Waldingfield, Suffolk; husband of Norah R. Braithwaite, of Kingsley, Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in TANGA MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Tanzania.

Extract from de Ruvigny' Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 2, Page 37:

BRAITHWAITE, FRANCIS JOSEPH, Major, 2nd Battn. (81st Foot) The Loyal North Lancashire Regt., eldest s. of the late Rev. F. J. Braithwaite, RD., Rector of Great Waldtngfield, Sudbury, Co. Suffolk; b. 5 Dec. 1872; gazetted 2nd Lieut. North Lancashire Regt. 21 Jan. 1893; promoted Lieut. 23 Feb. 1895; Capt. 1 May, 1901, and Major, 4 Feb. 1911; served in the South African War 1899-1902, being employed with the Mounted Infantry (mentioned In Despatches ondon Gazette, 10 Sept. 1901]; Queen’s Medal with two clasps and King’s Medal with two clasps); also with the East African Expeditionary Force In East Africa, and was killed in action there at the end of 1914.

BRAITHWAITE

Humphry Layland

[Humphrey spelt with and without a 'e' in various places] Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 10th July 1916. Aged 31. Son of Mary Braithwaite, of Brook House, Long Melford, Suffolk, and the late Rev. Prancis Joseph Braithwaite. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 6.

BRAITHWAITE

Margaret Dorethea

Assistant Nurse, V.A.D. Single. Died 3rd March 1919. There is a Medal Card for Margaret Gwladys Braithwaite, Assistant Nurse, Voluntary Aid Detachment reference WO 372/23.

BRANWHITE

Eric Reginald

[Private] Rifleman 6154, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Wesminster Rifles). Killed in action 10th September 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Long Melford. Son of Mr. F. W. Branwhite, of Long Melford, Suffolk, and the late Mrs. F. E. Branwhite. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot XXXI. Row H. Grave 11.

BROWN

Basil James

Private 28246, 15th (Service - Hampshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Formerly S4/184552, Royal Army Service Corps. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

BUTCHER

Samuel Thomas

Lance Corporal 43070, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 14th October 1916. Enlisted Sudbury. Formerly 1903, Suffolk Cyclist Battalion. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 25.

BYFORD

Hubert George

Private 19990, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 31st May 1917. Aged 19. Born Long Melford, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Arthur William and Sarah Byford, of Chestnut Cottage, Hall St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

CANSDALE

Frederick George

[ROH lists him as 2nd/5th] Private 40456, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917. Enlisted Long Melford. Formerly 2990, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 13.

CODLING

Leonard

Private 240830, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 7th July 1919. Aged 22. Son of Edward Walter and Beatrice Elizabeth Codling, of "The Laurels," St. Catherines Rd., Long Melford. Born at Long Melford. Buried in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, LONG MELFORD, Suffolk.

COE

George

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion attached 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 30. Son of George John and Rosa Coe, of 2, Westgate Terrace, Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

COE

William [Charles]

Private 26299, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Aged 25. Born Long Melford, enlisted Colchester, resident Harwich. Son of the late Henry James and Ellen Mary Coe. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

COOTE

Albert Charles

Private 493903, 1st/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment. Killed in action 4th May 1917. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Sudbury, resident Long Melford. Son of James and Florence S. Prigg, of Smaley Meadow, Long Melford, Suffolk. Formerly 21839, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial 66.

Note: 829 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 76 casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and to 20 who were buried in Signal Trench Cemetery whose graves were destroyed in later battles.

DEATH

Arthur William

[ROH states 1st/5th] Private 203147, 15th (Yeomanry) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in Egypt 4th May 1917. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 3227, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on SAVONA MEMORIAL, Italy.

DEEKS Walter

Corporal 8755, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th March 1916. Aged 27. Born Sudbury, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Ellen Elizabeth Stanhope, of 60, High St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 14.

DRAKE Robert Edward

Captain & Adjutant, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th September 1914. Aged 36. Son of John and Ellen Louisa Drake, of The Chestnuts, Long Melford, Suffolk. Native of Great Wratting, Suffolk. Buried in North-East part of BEZU-LE-GUERY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France.

Extract from de Ruvigny' Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 2, Page 105:

DRAKE, ROBERT EDWARD, Capt. and Adjutant, 1st Battn. (10th Foot) The Lincolnshire Regt., s. of the Rev. John Drake; b. Great Wratting, Co. Suffolk, 4 Jan. 1878; educ. Lancing College; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Lincolnshire Regt., from the Militia, 18 April, 1900; promoted Lieut. 1 May, 1902, and Capt. 3 Aug. 1912; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and died 8 Sept. 1914, from wounds received in action at the Battle of the Marne the same day.

DUCE Bert

Private 2263, Suffolk Regiment. Died 3rd September 1916. Aged 28. Buried in joint grave with H PARMENTER, HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, LONG MELFORD, Suffolk.

DUCE Walter

Sergeant 240625, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 3rd November 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Colchester. : Son of Mrs. Emily Jane Duce, of Westgate St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Formerly 2507, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 10.

EADY William Thomas

Private PW/5954, 16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 17th April 1917. Aged 40. Born Waldingfield, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Long Melford. Son of Thomas and Ellen Eady, of Hall St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Formerly 29023, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 22.

FINCH John Patrick

[ROH states Lance Corporal] Private 50229, 54th Division Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 7th December 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Finch, of Southgate St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot H. Row 12.

FINLAY Kenneth Neil

Second Lieutenant, 26th Training Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 3rd June 1918. Aged 18. Son of Florence Seely Finlay, of Ye Olde House, Long Melford, Suffolk, and the late George Neil Finlay. Buried in LISTON (OR LYSTON) CHURCHYARD, Essex.

FITCH Herbert Edmund

[Listed as Herbert Edward on SDGW] Private 32164, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th January 1918. Born Linton, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Sudbury. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row H. Grave 22.

FORD James

Private G/80938, 1st (London Regiment) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 7th June 1919. Aged 38. Buried in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, LONG MELFORD, Suffolk.

FRENCH Charles William

[ROH lists him as 3rd] Private 26735, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1916. Aged 32. Born Long Melford, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Charles and Mary Ann French, of Bull Lane, Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

GOODY, MM MC Order of Leopold II Walter

[The ROH lists him as 8th - ROH has aditional text "MCMMOLII" which are his medal awards] Regimental Sergeant Major, 3/9691, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6th April 1918. Aged 32. Born Glemsford and enlisted Long Melford. Son of George and Elizabeth Goody, of Long Melford; husband of Harriet Mary Goody, of Southgate Street, Long Melford, Suffolk. Awarded ther Military Medal (M.M.) and the Military Cross (M.C.) also Order of Leopold II. (Belgium). Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 50.

GRICE George Frederick

Private 27478, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th October 1918. Born Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

GRIDLEY Bertie

Private G/60077, 3rd/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 5th November 1917. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

GRIMES Archibald Edward

Private E/1165, (11th Empire Battalion), 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 8th July 1916. Aged 22. Born Hedley, enlisted Whyteleafe, resident Ipswich. Son of Frederick and Lizzie Mary Grimes, of Lodge Gates, Brettenham, Ipswich. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

HARDY Sidney

Private 26293, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Long Melford, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

HARRISON Frank

Private 242532, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 2nd November 1917. Born and enlisted Sudbury. Formerly 19911, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETRY, Israel. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 1.

HONEYBALL Frederick

Private 21608, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd July 1916. Aged 38. Born Wickhambrook, enlisted Deptford. Brother of Mrs. S. A. Woodhouse, of Park Terrace, Long Melford, Suffolk. Formerly G/16110, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 38.

HOWARD Arthur

[*Not on Royal of Honour but on memorial*] Private 7872, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th May 1915. Aged 27. Born Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Howard, of 2, Stone Cottages, High St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

HOWARD William

Private E/2200, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 28th June 1916. Born Long Melford, enlisted Kensington. Buried in CANADIAN CEMETERY No.2, NEUVILLE - ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 7. Row A. Grave 14.

HOWARD William

Private 13248, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 6th September 1918. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Formerly 9224, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in RANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row D. Grave 1.

HURRELL Bertram [Bertie]

Private 5174, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th January 1917. Born and enlisted Long Melford. Formerly 2620, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

JOHNSON James

Private G/21327, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 27th March 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Long Melford. Son of Charles and Emma Johnson, of Bullymores Farm, Long Melford, Suffolk. Formerly 25229, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 12.

LAST

Joseph

[ROH states 12th] Private G/34302, 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 21st November 1917. Aged 25. Born Long Melford, enlisted Chelmsford, Essex. Son of Lucy Last, of 123, Springfield Rd., Chelmsford, and the late William Last. Formerly 4315, Essex Regiment. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. row G. Grave 3.

LAWRANCE

Hugh Rippin

Sapper 43126, 72nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died at Gallipoli 1st September 1915. Aged 22. Born New Melford, Suffolk (sic), enlisted Redhill, Surrey. Son of William Clyatt Lawrance and Laura S Lawrance, of Hall St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328.

LILLEY

Albert

[ROH states 1st] Private 7590, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Born Long Melford, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

LILLEY

Bertie John

[ROH states London Rifles] Private S/15765, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 8th August 1916. Born Marylebone, Middlesex, enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex, resident Shoreditch, Middlesex.

LILLEY

William George

[Spelt George LILLY on SDGW & CWGC] Private, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 12th March 1915. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.

MACKINDER

William

Private, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. [Cannot find on SDGW or CWGC - found 2 men on PRO Medal Roll neither fits this man - the ROH clearly states 4th Worcester Regt. - the only other real option is William Robert MACKINDER although there is also a George William MACKINDER.]

MARCH

William

Private 20627, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916. Aged 35. Born Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. March, of St. Catherine's Rd., Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row T. Grave 5.

MARTIN

Arthur

Private S/42253, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Clare. Son of George Martin, of Windmill Hill, Long Melford, Suffolk; brother of Frederick (below). Buried in WARRY COPSE CEMETERY, COURCELLES-LE-COMTE, Pas de Calais, France. Row A. Grave 36.

MARTIN

Frederick

Private 229483, 1st (City of London Regiment) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 16th July 1918. Aged 21. Son of George Martin, of 6, Windmill Hill, Long Melford; brother of Arthur (above). Buried in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, LONG MELFORD, Suffolk.

MATTHEWS

Willliam Hyham

Private 10130, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 20th April 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Halstead, Essex. Son of George and Phoebe Matthews, of Bull Lane, Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 2.

MESSENGER

Charles

Private G/14922, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1917. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Formerly 11373, Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

MIDDLEDITCH

Frederick Charles

Private 241209, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18th August 1919. Buried in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, LONG MELFORD, Suffolk.

NEAVE

Leonard Jarvis

[Listed as Leonard Jarvie on CWGC] Signaller 534766, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 2nd September 1918. Born Long melford, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

Extract from de Ruvigny' Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 5, Page 130:

NEAVE, LEONARD JARVIS, Signaller, No. 534766, 1, 15th Battn. (Prince of Wales’s Own, Civil Service Rifles) The London Regt. (T.F.), s. of William Allen Neave, of Long Melford, Co. Suffolk, Saddler and Jobmaster, by his wife, Emily, dau. of Robert (and Elizabeth) Jarvis; b. Long Melford aforesaid, 18 Jan. 1899; educ. National Schools there, and Sudbury Grammar School; was a Bank Clerk; joined the Civil Service Rifles 18 Fob. 1917: served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 22 March, 1918; was reported wounded and missing after the fighting at Mouslains 2 Sept. 1918, and is now known to have been killed in action on or about that date; unm.

PALMER

Austen John

[SDGW lists him as Austin Jarvis PALMER] [Private] Guardsman 17409, Scots Guards. Killed in action 27th September 1918. Born and resident Long melford, enlisted Sudbury. Buried in FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 10.

PARMENTER

Harry

Sapper 180137, R.E.T.C. Deganwy, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 21st August 1917. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Long Melford. Son of John Duce and his wife, Harriet Moss; husband of Margaret Ellen Parmenter, of St. Catherines Rd., Long Melford. Buried in joint grave with B DUCE, HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, LONG MELFORD, Suffolk.

PERKINS

Maurice Stanley

Lance Corporal, 1st/7th, Dublin Light Infantry. [probably Durham Light Infantry - cannot find on SDGW or CWGC - 4 entries on the Medal Roll none fitting his description]

PERRY

Edward Thomas

Private 19335, Army Pay Corps. Died 3rd December 1918. Aged 33. Son of Eliza Frost (formerly Perry), of Hall St., Long Melford and the late John Thomas Perry. Born at Long Melford. Buried in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, LONG MELFORD, Suffolk.

PETTITT

Harry

Private 7118, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1914. Aged 36. Born Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Son of George and Lettia Pettitt. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

PIPER

Bertie

[Listed as Bert PIPER] Private PO/1170(S), Machine Gun Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 1st April 1918. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXII. Row A. Grave 9.

POTTER

Walter John

Able Seaman J/43893, H.M.S. Surprise, Royal Navy. Lost at sea 23rd December 1917. Aged 21. Son of Arthur Robert and Lucy Potter, of Westgate Street, Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Column/Panel 22.

Note: Surprise, British, R class Destroyer was mined in the North Sea 23rd December 1917 whilst going to meet a convoy.

RANSON

Charles

Private, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. [Cannot locate on CWGC or SDGW - there are 16 Charles Ranson entries on PRO Medal Roll none fitting this description]

RANSON

Sidney

[ROH states 1st] Private 7140, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th March 1916. Born and enlisted Long Melford. Buried in SPOILBANK CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 18.

REYNOLDS

Arthur Charles

Private 56719, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 2nd June 1918. Aged 19. Born Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Nephew of Rose Reynolds, of Hall St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 25.

RISING

Frederick [Fred]

Private 40924 [SDGW] or 40920 [CWGC], 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 4th December 1918. Born and enlisted Long Melford. Formerly 625, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot V. Row G. Grave 8.

SALISBURY Gordon Jack

Able Seaman J/3924/CH, H.M.S. Greenwich, Royal Navy. Died 3rd October 1918. Husband of Lizzie Dorothy Salisbury, of 218, Hertford Rd., Lower Edmonton, London. Buried in SUDBURY CEMETERY, Sudbury, Suffolk. Grave Reference: RR. 217.

Note: HMS Greenwich (F.10) Converted from Merchant ship before its launch. Built by Dobson, Swan Hunter and launched 5th July 1915. Displacement: 8,100 tons, Speed: 11 Knots, Compliment: 224 Armament: Four 4 -inch Guns and one 3 - inch AA Gun. Served throughout World War 1.

SALTER Harry [Henry William Joseph]

[Listed as 1st on ROH] Private 511892, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 7th May 1917. Enlisted London, resident Sudbury. Buried in TANK CEMETERY, GUEMAPPE, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 22.

SALTER William

Private 44805, King's Royal Rifle Corps attached to 13th Battalion, County of London Regiment. Killed in action 6th November 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Rosina Salter, of Little St. Mary'S, Long Melford, Suffolk, and the late William Salter. Buried in DENAIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row D. Grave 26.

SANSUM George

[Listed on SDGW & CWGC as George SARNSUM] Private 15999, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27th June 1916. Born Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row F. Grave 26.

SANSUM George Harry [or Henry]

Private 27387, Royal Fusiliers. Died 9th February 1918. Aged 24. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Sansum, of The Green, Long Melford. Served as GARNSUM. Buried in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, LONG MELFORD, Suffolk.

SANSUM George William

Lance Corporal 8415, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1915. Aged 21. Born Long Melford, enlsited Sudbury. Son of Alfred and Ellen Turner, of Westgate St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

SANSUM George William

Private PW/6566, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th April 1918. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 26629, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60 and 61.

SANSUM Sidney Charles

[ROH states Lancers not Lancs] Private 30406, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 29th October 1918. Born and residnt Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Formerly 4318, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot XVIII. Row C. Grave 3.

SEWELL Owen Charles

[Listed as Owen on ROH] Corporal 27407, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 30th December 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Robert Arthur and Mary Ann Sewell, of Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

SHELLEY Sidney Arnold

Private 6595, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1916. Aged 20. Born Sudbury, enlisted Long Melford. Son of Aylmer and Rose Shelley, of High St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 37.

SHINN Richard

[Listed as SHIM on ROH] Lance Corporal G/21849, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 29th September 1918. Aged 25. Born Neding Tye, Suffolk, enlisted London, resident Walworth, Surrey. Son of Alfred and Harriet Shinn, of Church Row, Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115.

SNELL Oswald

[The ROH lists him as Oscar] Private 6641, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st April 1915. Aged 41. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Frances and Sarah Snell, of St. Catherine's Rd., Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

STANHOPE James

Private 3/9742, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 21st July 1916. Aged 31. Born Long Melford, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of the late George and Emma Stanhope; husband of Harriet Ann Stanhope, of Hall St., Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

STEBBING Charles William

[Listed as STEBBINGS on SDGW] Driver T4/211968, 662nd Horse Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 30th October 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Ballingdon. Son of George William and Rachel Stebbing, of Station Rd., Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 4.

TATUM Alfred

Private G/30082, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action in Italy 29th October 1918. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Buried in TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 4. Row B. Grave 11.

TATUM Charles

Private 42502, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd Auguist 1918. Born Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Formerly TR/9/44766, Training Reserve. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 9.

THOMPSON Thomas

[Listed as Tom on SDGW & CWGC - ROH states 2nd] Private 5438, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3rd October 1915. Aged 38. Born Glemsford, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Charles Thompson, of 258, High St., Sutton, Surrey, and the late Gilly Thompson. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.

THOMPSON, DCM, MM William

Private 139526, 3rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Long Melford, enlisted Sudbury. Son of Charlie Thompson, of 13, Golden Crescent, Hayes, Middx., and the late Gilly Thompson. Formerly 8446, Suffolk Regiment. According to the ROH he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and the Military Medal (MM) although only MM listed on SDGW & CWGC. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

TOLCHARD Leslie Arthur

[Listed as Hertfordshire Regiment on ROH] Private 270707, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Born Hitchin, Hertfordshire, enlisted Sudbury, resident Long Melford. Formerly 17692, Somerset Light Infantry. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row S. Grave 7.

TOTMAN Edward John

[Listed as TOLMAN on ROH] Private 202129, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 14th February 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Long Melford. Son of Edward Totman, of 2, St. Catherine's Rd., Long Melford, Suffolk. Formerly 2617, Sufolk Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

TURNER Arthur [James]

Private 3894, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 12th November 1914. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Sudbury. Son of William and Susan Turner, of Rectory Cottages, Lyston, Long Melford, Suffolk; husband of Jessie Emma Turner, of 15, School St., Sudbury, Suffolk Served in the South African Campaign. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.

Extract from de Ruvigny' Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 2, Page 299:

TURNER, A., Private, No. 3894. 3rd. Battn. Coldstream Guards; served with the Expeditionary Force; reported missing 12 Nov. 1914, and now assumed killed.

WHENT Ernest

Private, Machine Gun Corps. [Cannot locate on CWGC or SDGW or on Medal Roll - there is a Reginald Victor WHENT born Long Melford but the memorial states E and the Roll of Honour states Ernest]

WRIGHT George

Private G/39458, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1917. Aged 28. Born Cork, Ireland, enlisted Sudbury, resident Long Melford. Son of William Wright, of Queen's Rd., Sudbury; husband of Edith Wright, of 10, Church St., Sudbury, Suffolk. Commemorated on TYNE cOT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

YOUNGER Harry

Sergeant 424251, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 15th August 1917. Aged 41. Born 11th June 1876, in Long Melford. Husband of Rose Younger, of 28, Connaught Terrace, Hove, England. Native of Suffolk. Farm hand by trade. Previously served 2 years with Duke of York's Hussars. Enlisted and passed fit 16th July 1915 at Shorncliffe, aged 39 years 1 month. Height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 39½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair dark; religion Church of England. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 11. National Archives of Canada Accession Refence: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10669 - 49

1939-1945

ANDREWS Ralph

Stoker 1st Class C/K 61758, H.M.S. Martin, Royal Navy. Died 10th November 1942. Aged 43. Son of Henry John and Jane Andrews. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Column Referene: 61,3.

Note: HMS Martin which was sunk by a U-boat on 10th November 1942 off the coast of Africa.

BARNES Roy Hayward

Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1337287, 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21st July 1944. Aged 20. Son of Hubert Roy and Phyllis Barnes, of Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in WEVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Wevelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row E. Grave 479.

STARKIE-BENCE Richmond Douglas

Sergeant 857734, 48 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th September 1941. Aged 25. Son of Charles Douglas Bunbury Starkie-Bence and Maithal Gertrude Starkie Bence, of Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 52.

BOREHAM Eric Alfred

[Listed as Alfred Eric BOREHAM on CWGC] Private 5116823, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 29th July 1943. Aged 28. Son of Alfred and Sarah Ann Boreham, of Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot I. Row J. Grave 10.

CODLING Thomas Edward

Private 5832534, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment [Suffolk Regiment]. Died as a prisoner of war 6th June 1943. Aged 29. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2 Row M Grave 9.

COX Frederick William [Isaac]

Private 5833741, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died on the day Singapore surrnedered 15th February 1942. Aged 20. Born and resident Suffolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Cox. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Kranji, Singapore. Plot 11. Row B. Grave 14.

HOWARD Arthur Thomas

Leading Aircraftman 645529, 84 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 25th May 1943. Aged 24. Son of William and Sarah Maud Howard, of Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 6. Row C. Grave 7.

KEMP Donald Charles

Leading Airman FAA/FX 86773, H.M.S. Vulture, Royal Naval Air Service. Died 23rd May 1944. Aged 20. Son of Charles William and Alice Kemp, of Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 5, Panel 2.

 MOTT Cyril George [Douglas]

Private 14545245, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15th April 1944. Aged 20. Son of John Burton Mott and Elizabeth Jessie Mott, of Long Melford, Suffolk. Buried in IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 6. Row F. Grave 17.

 RIDPATH Frederick [George]

Petty Officer C/JX 140124, H.M.S. Harvester, Royal Navy. Died 11th March 1943. Son of George and Ada Ridpath; husband of Tressie Alice Ridpath, of Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Column Reference: 68,1.

Note: Orignally named HMS Handy, renamed HMS Harvester before completion on 27 February 1940. She was under the command of Cdr. A.A. Tait, R.N.,DSO when she was sunk on 11th March 1943 while escorting convoy HX-228. HMS Harvester rammed the German submarine U-444 but was herself disabled and the U-boat was finally sunk by French corvette Aconit. HMS Harvester, now stationary, was torpedoed and sunk by U-432 which in turn was brought to the surface by Aconit's depth charges and finally destroyed by gunfire and ramming.

 TROTT Albert [Edward]

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 959891, 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th November 1942. Buried in ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD, SCAMPTON, Lincolnshire. New Part. Grave 15.

WATKINSON Hugh [Rowland]

Corporal 624004, 119 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 15th December 1942. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Watkinson, of Long Melford, Suffolk. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 97.

Other Memorials within the Church

MOORE, CB

Richard Cornwallis

Colonel Commandant, 16th Briagde, Royal Artillery. Son of Richard Moore of Kentwell Hall. Born Kentwell 11th May 1807. Died 16th December 1879. Served with distinction during the latter aprt of the Burmese War and throughout the first Chinese War 1840-1851. Stainglass window and plaque erected by his widow.

PARKER

Hyde

Captain, H.M.S. Frigate Firebrand. Killed in action 8th July 1854 while leading his men storming a Russian fortication athe Sukina Mouth of the Danube. Aged 29. Eldest son of Vice Admiral Hyde Parker. Buried in the British Burial Ground, Pera, Constantinople. Plaque erected by the Officers and Seamen and Marines of H.M.S. Firebrand.

PARKER

Hyde

[Diificult to read] ... Squadron of H.M. Fleet, Commander in Chief of H.M. Ships at St Lucia. On the 26th March 1780, and in the action off the Dogger Bank the 5th August 81, who was lost at sea in proceeding to take Chief Naval Command of the East Indies, 1782, in H.M. Ship Cato. This testimony of respect to the father of Sir Harry is inscribed.

   

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PARKER

Sir Hyde

Bart. of Melford Hall, Suffolk and Talton House, Worcestershire. Died 21st march 1936. Aged 71. He was elected to serve in Parliament, for the Western Division of Suffolk, at the General Election 1832.

PARKER

Sir Hyde

Admiral. Second son of Vice Adminral Sir Hyde Parker. Bart. Died 16th March 1807. Aged 67. And of his three sons by his first wife, Anne, duaghter of John Palmer Botelker, Esq. Commanded a Squadron of Frigates in the First American War and for his services at that period received the honour of Knighthood. He was afterwards commander in Chief of the Fleet in the West Indies and of the Baltic Fleet at the Battle of Copenhagen for which action he was voted the thanks of Parliament.

PARKER

Hyde

Vice Admiral, C.B. Died while Senior Naval Lord of the Admiralty May 26th 1854.

PARKER

John Boteler

Major General, C.B. Royal Artillery who lost his left leg at the Battle of Waterloo and died Lieutenant Governor of the Royal Military Collge, Woolwich 23rd March 1851.

PARKER

Harry

Lieutenant, Coldsteam Guards. Killed at the Battle of Talavera 27th July 1809.

PARKER

Sir William

Of Melford Hall in the County & Talton House, Wocrestershire who died 20 April 1830, aged 58. Colonel of the West Suffolk Militia, a Magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant of the county. In the promotion of whatever concerned its interests he was active, able and firm and to this very zealous extertions was in great measure owing the establishment of two of its most valuable institutions, the Suffolk general Hospital and the Asylum for the Reception of Lunatics.

PARKER

Hyde

Lieutenant and Adjutant, 1st Battalion, (8th) the King's Regiment. Oldest son of Sir William Parker, Bart. of Melford Hall, Suffolk. Born 1st January 1861. Died 10th December 1887. Erected in loving memory by the Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Men who served with him in the Regiment. "Thy will be done."

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