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LOWESTOFT WAR MEMORIAL, SURNAMES R

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed and researched Martin Edwards 2017

RAINBIRD

Thomas F C

Rifleman 323415, 3rd/6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 23rd July 1917. Aged 35. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lambeth, resident Herne Hill. Son of Charles Rainbird, of Lowestoft; husband of Kate Rainbird, of 18, Beechdale Rd., Brixton Hill, London. Buried in OAK DUMP CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Rection E. Grave 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

RANDLESOME G W
Gunner (Warrant Officer), Royal Indian Marine. Died in hospital in Mesopotamia 30 November 1916. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IV. Row O. Grave 21. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RAVEN Albert [George]
Private 12675, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 September 1915. Born and resident Carlton Colville, enlisted Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 62. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RAVEN Christopher [Allen] aka Chris
Private 5739, 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died of wounds received at Gallipoli 8 September 1915. Born Carlton, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Outlon Broad. Formerly 7165, Lancers of the Line. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section D. Grave 92. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RAVEN Ernest George
Deckhand 67845 DA, H.M.Trawler Kaphreda, Royal Naval Reserve. One of nine lost when the Kaphreda, a hired trawler and minesweeper went down. The trawler was on patrol when they were hit by a mine from the UC6 Captain Otto Ehrentraut near the Corton Light vessel Thursday 8 June 1916. Aged 50. Born 1866. Husband of Jane, of 5 Beach Stone Place, Pakefield. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 9. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RAYNER George William [Frederick]
Private 423721, 10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney), London Regiment posted to 1st/8th Battalion, (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 2 December 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft, resident London. Son of R. W. and Bessie Rayner, of 7, Epsom Terrace, Kirkley Runn, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 11. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
READ Herbert [James]
Born Lowestoft 2 July 1896. Seaman in the Royal Naval Reserve on HMS Carnarvon, his service number was 6713A (Ch). He was killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action on 17 July 1916, and was buried in Grave 101 at Bermuda Royal Naval Cemetery, Bermuda. CWGC has him listed as H T Read. His next of kin was his mother, Mary Read, living at 5 Brickyard Lane, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
READ James
Private 7903, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 16 December 1915 in Mesopotamia. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Section M. Grave 19. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
READ William [Martin]
Private G/96239, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 7 November 1918 in France & Flanders. Formerly 16548, Suffolk Regiment. Born Oulton Broad, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Lowestoft. Son of Mrs. E. Read, of 3, Olive Cottages, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 7. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
REDGRAVE Arthur [Lancelot]
Born Lowestoft 3 May 1886. He was an engineman in the Royal Naval Reserve on the HMS Trawler Remarko, his service number 3696TS (Ch). He died or was killed as a direct result of enemy action on 3 Dec 1916, his body was not recovered for burial. His parents were Samuel & Mary Ann REDGRAVE living 2 Factory Court, Factory Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk , and at the time of death his next of kin was listed as his mother Mary Ann REDGRAVE living 5 Factory Court, Factory Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk. His name is also on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 19. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
REDGRAVE Frederick Charles
Private 34526, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 June 1917. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
REDGRAVE James Ernest Bly
Private G/17502, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 34. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Edmund and Ann Maria Redgrave. Formerly G/10597, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in BOUZINCOURT RIDGE CEMETERY, ALBERT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 7. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
REEVE Leslie Thomas
Private 31176, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
REYNOLDS Frank
Private 84, 54th (1st/1st East Anglian) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force). Died at sea in the Royal Edward 13 August 1915. Enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 201 and 202 or 236 to 239 and 328. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
REYNOLDS George Robert
Private 43207, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th September 1917. Aged 30. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of F. and H. Reynolds. Buried in JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 4. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

The memorial card reads.......

In loving memory of Private G.R.Reynolds
Dearly loved son of F. and H. Reynolds
Who was killed in action on September 13th 1917
Aged 30 years
"Somewhere in France"

He bravely answered his country's call,
He has given his life for one and all,
An unknown grave is the bitterest blow
None but aching hearts can know.

But he has gone beyond the sunset,
Far from the cruel war and strife,
Where no bugle call can reach him,
I a land of pure delight.

REYNOLDS John
[Listed as Royal Horse Artillery in the book] Driver 88371, "A" Battery, 6th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 31 March 1918. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
REYNOLDS James
Able Seaman, H.M.S. "Porpoise", Royal Navy. Killed at the Battle of Jutland 13 May 1916. Aged 32. Born 1 April 1882 in Raveningham, Norfolk. [Note: His age on the CWGC and the date of birth do not concur] Son of John and Hannah Reynolds, of Beccles Rd., Belton, Great Yarmouth. Native of Herringfleet, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 13. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
REYNOLDS Sidney Garwood
Born Lowestoft 7 Jul 1890. He was an engineman in the Royal Naval Reserve on the HMS Queen, his service number 3706ES (Ch). He died from disease on the 5 Oct 1918 and is buried in Grave number 1. C. 6. in the Faenza Communal Cemetery, Ravenna, Italy. His next of kin was his wife Margaret J REYNOLDS, living 58 Gordon's Lane, Cromarty, Ross-shire, Scotland. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RICHARDSON George R
Deck Hand 515/DA, H.M. Trawler "Earl Essex", Royal Naval Reserve. Died insane, Melton Asylum, 17th November 1918. Aged 52. Son of Richard and Mary Richardson; husband of Hannah Richardson, of 40, Albert Rd., Blackpool. Born at Hull. Buried in BECCLES ROAD CEMETERY, LOWESTOFT, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section 14. Grave 376. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's
RICHARDSON John Mayhew aka Jack
Fitter/Gunner 220221, 24th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 19 October 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Oulton broad, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mrs. Minnie Florence Richardson, of York Villa, Commodore Rd., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Roq C. Grave 38. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RIVETT Joseph Henry
Private G/46450, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 4 December 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 34. Born Pakefield, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, Suffolk, resident Lowestoft. Son of G. N. and Elizabeth Rivett; husband of Edith Rivett, of 33, Lorne Rd., South Lowestoft. Born at Lowestoft. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 14. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RIX Stanley Victor
Private 1737, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13 January 1920. Aged 23. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Rix, of 62, St. Peter's St., Lowestoft. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 42. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
ROACH

Walter Herbert

Private 26292, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11 May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in BOIS-CARRE BRITISH CEMETERY, THELUS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 13. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

ROBBENS

William

Private 58312, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 26551, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 18. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

ROBINSON

Herbert Ernest

Private 17386, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3rd October 1915. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of the late Rebecca Robinson. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

ROBINSON Henry George
Henry Robinson is listed in the 1901 census, aged 1, son of George H and Eliza Robinson, born Lowestoft, resident 2, Mariners Street, Lowestoft. Birth Registered as Henry George S Robinson in the July to September Quarter 1899 in the Mutford registration District, Suffolk. He was christened Henry George Samuel Robinson at St Margaret's, Lowestoft, 6 August 1899, son of George Henry and Eliza Robinson. In the British Army Pension Records Henry George Robinson was aged 18, born circa 1899, resident 13 Salisbury Road, Lowestoft. Enlisted as Private 73087, 25th Training Reserve. A clerk by trade. Enlisted 2 August 1917 at Bury St Edmunds. Served in the United Kingdom 2 August 1917 to 10 October 1917. Discharged from service 10 October 1917 as being no longer physically fit for War Service, suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis Debility which was not attributable to his service. Condition originated about 8 August 1917 after having colds throughout the previous winter which he never properly got rid of them while serving at Stockwood Park, Luton. His death is registered in September 1921, aged 22, in the Mutford Registration District. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
ROBINSON Thomas William
Lance Corporal 26788, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RODWELL Charles
Private G/18928, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 40. Born Mendham, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Oulton Broad. Husband of E. L. Rodwell, of 3, Waveney Cottages, Beccles Rd., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Formerly 31047, 14th Battalion, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RODWELL John Martin
[Listed as Martin John RODWELL on memorial] Skipper, H.M. Drifter "Persistive", Royal Naval Reserve. Mined 9 February 1916. Aged 37. Husband of Mrs. L. A. Head (formerly Rodwell), of 2, May Rd., Lowestoft; married Lily Ada Ayres 25 December 1902 in Carlton Coliville, son of Charles Rodwell. Baptised 2 August 1880 in Outlon, Suffolk. Baptised 2 August 1880 in Oulton, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 22, an agricultural labourer, born Corton, Suffolk, resident with his parents, George and Louisa A, in Carlton Road, Carlton Colville, Mutford, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 18. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
ROGERS Herbert Harry
Lance Corporal 13034, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 January 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-LES-YPRES, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 3. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
ROOPE Ernest Albert
Lance Corporal 43784, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of J. and A. Roope, of 47, Queen's Rd., Lowestoft. His brother Lewis also fell (see below). Formerly 2528, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
ROOPE Lewis Stanley
Corporal G/29277, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 28 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Norwich, resident Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
ROUSE Albert Victor
Private G/21282, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 22 October 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 19995, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row I. Grave 6. See also Lowestoft St Andrews, Lowestoft St Margaret's, and Lowestoft St John's
ROYAL Ernest Alfred
Born Lowestoft 16 Mar 1889. He was a deck hand in the Royal Naval Reserve on the HM Drifter Devon County, his service number 3757DA (Ch). He was killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action on 19 Aug 1917 and was buried in Grave 14 520 in North Lowestoft Cemetery, Beccles Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. His next of kin were a brother, Henry James ROYAL, living 11 Alpha Road, Millwall, London E and a sister Mrs N Abbott living 1 Horn Hill Cottages, Lowestoft, Suffolk. The National Probate Calendar for him has details as follows:

"ROYAL Ernest Alfred of 1 Horn Hill, South Lowestoft. Seaman RNR deckhand HMS Attentive III. Drifter Devon County died 19 Aug 1917 at Dover, Kent. Administration Ipswich 8 Feb 1918 to Henry James ROYAL stevedore and Harriet Ethel FRANCIS widow. Effects £62 18s 6d."

See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

RUDD Frederick T
Royal Air Force. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Lowestoft, son of Frederick J and Ellen, resident Woods Loke, Oulton, Mutford, Suffolk. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's
RUDD T
Able Seaman, Royal Navy. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RUFFLES Ernest Henry
Lance Corporal 320306, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 7 October 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of E. and H. Ruffles, of 70, Lovewell Rd., South Lowestoft. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row B. Grave 15. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RUMSBY Stanley
Private 432617, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died of gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station 3 April 1916. Aged 27. Born 16 April 1887 in Oulton Broad, Suffolk. Son of William and Sarah Ann Rumsby, of Hern House, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Bricklayer by trade. Attested and passed fit 11 January 1915 at Edmonton, Canada, aged 27, height 5 feet 6½ inches, chest 36 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row C. Grave 34. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8543 - 33 See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
RUSHMERE Ernest Reginald
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action in France 6 September 1917. Aged 20. Son of Ernest and Caroline Rushmore, of Victoria House, Esplanade, Lowestoft. Born 22 June 1897, baptised 29 August 1897 at Great Yarmouth, St Nicholas with St Peter, St John, St Andrew, St James, St Paul & St Luke Church, son of John Ernest and Caroline Sarah Rushmore. His rank pof Second Lieutenant was announced in the London Gazette, 9 September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A. See also Lowestoft
RUSSELL Bert
possibly Bertie Allen RUSSELL, Lance Corporal 15777 [SDGW] or 16777 [CWGC], 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25 May 1915. Aged 18. Born Norwich, enlisted Lowestoft.BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 121. See also Lowestoft

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