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WALES Edward William
Private 40620, 9th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th June 1917. Aged 25. Born and resident Lowestoft, enlisted Great Yarmouth. Son of Frederick and Emily Grace Wales. Formerly 9113, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 44 and 46. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's
WALL Thomas Henry [Hastings]
Private 201227, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Enlisted Ipswich. Aged 28. Formerly 3817, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wall, of 15, Coltville Rd., South Lowestoft, husband of Violet Hilda Wall, of 21, Ontario Rd., South Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WARBY Albert Stanley
Private 475299, 88th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force). Died of wounds 4 October 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Norwich, resident Lowestoft. Son of John and Jane Warby, of Lowestoft, formerly of London; husband of Ida Mary Warby, of 65, Rotterdam Rd., Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 16. See also Lowestoft St Andrews, Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's
WARD Albert Victor
Born Lowestoft 15 Mar 1896. He was a Seaman, his service number 7084A (Ch) in the Royal Naval Reserve on the HM Trawler Briton. He was killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on the 21 Jul 1915. He is buried in Grave number 52 in St Mary's Shotley Churchyard, Shotley, Harwich, Suffolk. His next of kin was his father John WARD, living 4 Wycombe Tee, St Georges Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WARD Ernest [William]
Private 42520, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 9 October 1918. Born Rushmere, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestfot. Formerly TR/9/11987, Training Reserve. Buried in FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row H. Grave 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WARD Frank [George]
Private G/18109, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 23 July 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Lowestoft, resident Beccles. Son of the late W. and M. Ward; husband of Ivy Barber (formerly Ward), of 253, Grey St., London, Ontario, Canada. Formerly 2541, Suffolk Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45 and 47. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WARD Frederick James
Private 7147, 1/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 1 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds, resident Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WARD James Alfred
Gunner 135027, 326th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 31 October 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mrs. A. Ward, of 98, Norwich Rd., Lowestoft, and the late James Ward. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 to 7 and 162. See also Lowestoft St Andrews, Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's
WARD James A
Royal Garrison Artillery. Duplicate of above.
WARD Samuel
Labour Corps. No further information currently available. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WARD Samuel Richard
Private 65290, 109th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 31 December 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 40. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Samuel and Louisa Ward; husband of Clara Maria Ward, of 162, Raglan St., Lowestoft. Formerly 17368, 1st Infantry Labour Company, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row H. Grave 2. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WARD William [Frederick]
Drummer 15386, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 August 1916. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Husband of Jeanette Adelaide Ward, of 140, Raglan St., Lowestoft. Buried in BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 5. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
WARFORD Harold Maurice
Private 123708, 61st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Born Kirkley, Suffolk 6 May 1888, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of William Tyrell and Annie Laura (nee Sparkes) Warford, of 25, The Avenue, Pakefield, Lowestoft. Formerly T/261551, Royal Army Service Corps. Also on Pakefield Church, Lowestoft War Memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Note: During Operation Michael, the Battle of St Quentin, first phase battle of the Somme 1918. On 21st March Harold was in the 61st Machine Gun Corps, when heavy German shellfire hit all areas of the British lines at 04:40; the main attack was between Arras and St Quentin; the German infantry attacked at 07:00 and the forward zone (the 61st) was quickly overwhelmed and almost lost completely.

WATERS Everett John
[Listed as John Edward on CWGC and Edward John Waters in memorial book] Trimmer 5301, H.M. Trawler "Yucca", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed when his ship was sunk by mine 24 May 1918. Aged 36. Son of Robert and Susan Waters, of Weston, Beccles; husband of Emma Waters (nee Temple), of 20, Kimberley Rd., South Lowestoft, married 11 April 1917 at Lowestoft, St John's. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 31. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WATERS James William
Private 38291, 16th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 September 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of James and Lavina Waters, of 26, Reeve St., Lowestoft, Suffolk.Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WATSON Frederick James
Deck Hand, Dredger "Mercurius" (London), Mercantile Marine. Blown up 28 June 1916. Aged 57. Husband of Caroline Elizabeth Watson, of 21, Cathcart St., Lowestoft. His son Private Frederick Samuel Watson also fell (commemorated on St Margarte's memorial). No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WEBSDALE Samuel [Augustus]
[Book lists him as Private, Suffolk Regiment.] Seaman 5973/A, H.M.S. Almanzora, Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned at Liverpool 21 July 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mr. H. Websdale, of 54, Essex Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in WALLASEY (RAKE LANE) CEMETERY, Cheshire. Section YP. Grave 16. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
WELHAM George [Walton]
Private 7087, 10th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action in France 30 April 1918. Aged 27. Born Lowestoft. Son of George and Mary Welham; husband of Florence M. Welham, of 10, Jacobs Street, Lowestoft. Attended Lovewell Road, South Lowestoft School. Ship's Carpenter by trade. Emigrated aged 24 years. Buried in CAESTRE MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 10. Australian Roll of Honour Circular. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WESTGARTH Alexander McDougal
Stoker 1st Class SS/108184, H.M.S. "Pembroke", Royal Navy. Killed in Channel Raid 4 September 1917. Aged 32. Born 28 June 1885 in Newcastle-on-Tyne. Husband of Mabel Mahala Westgarth, of 9, Riverside Rd., Lowestoft. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, a scholar, born Newcastle-on-Tyne, resident with his mother, Janet Westgart, in Severn Terrace, Carlton-Colville, Mutford, Suffolk. His name appears in the admisison book for Kirkley School in 1892, son of Aleck, his birth date here is given as 13 September 1885. Buried in LOWESTOFT (KIRKLEY) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section L. Grave 101. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WESTGATE Joseph George
Born Lowestoft 25 Nov 1896. He was a deck hand, his service number 8152DA (Ch) in the Royal Naval Reserve on HMS Implacable. He died from disease on the 2 Dec 1918 and was buried in grave number 14 357 at North Lowestoft Cemetery, Beccles Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. His next of kin was his mother Louisa, she was notified at her address of 121 St Margarets Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WHEATLEY Frank Rees
Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Belgium 11 August 1916. Aged 34. Son of Frank Wheatley, of Lowestoft; husband of Evelyn Mary Wheatley, of "St. Martins," Station Rd., Lowestoft.Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 14. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WHITE Horace
[Listed as Henry on SDGW] Private 12656, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 20 July 1916. Aged 30. Born Croydon, Surrey, enlisted Lowestoft. Husband of Maud Mary Ann Jowsey (formerly White), of 96, Long West Gate, Scarborough. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. [This man matches the details from the memorial book including service no.] See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WHITE Horace
Private 12656, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. This is a duplicate entry, see above.
WHITING William Simon
Engineman 471ES, H.M. Drifter "Eyrie", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed when his ship hit a mine in the North Sea 2 September 1914. Aged 44. Married Jane Clark at Blything 1893. IN the 1911 census he was aged 41, a Marine Engine Driver (Steam Drifter), born Leiston, Suffolk, married to Jane with five daughters, 89 Worthing Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. His wife was resident at 4 Harold Road, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
WHYARD Harold Thomas
[Listed as Corporal 895854, 10th Battalion, Liverpool Scottish, Killed in France, in book] Private 356331, 1st/10th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 21st September 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted and resident Liverpool. Son of Arthur and Eva Whyard, of 65, Trafalgar St., Lowestoft; grandson of an Alice Maria Meachen of Norwich, and Arthur James Whyard of Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 to 34 and 162 and 162A and 163A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's
WIGG Walter
Private G/14557, 7th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 22 August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Leiston, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, Suffolk, resident Lowestoft, Suffolk. Formerly Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 3.
WILES Harmon aka Herman
Private 8164, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 31 December 1916. Born Barnby, Suffolk, 1 July 1888, enlisted Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. IN the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Barnby, Suffolk, resident with his widowed mother, Matilda, in Back Lane, Barnby, Mutford, Suffolk. Admitted to Beccles Board/Council Boys School, Beccles, 1898. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WILLGOSS Frederick James
Private 16553, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 4 May 1915. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Hannah Harriet Willgoss, of 12, Waveney Terrace, Whapload Rd., Lowestoft, and the late Charles Willgoss; husband of Clara Jane Willgoss. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WILLIAMS Leonard Hame A
[Listed as Leonard Hume Willams on CWGC] Rifleman 392478, "A" Company, 2/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of William James Williams and Susan Elliott Williams, of "Kilwimung," Alexandra Rd., Lowestoft. Formerly 6016, 9th London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 151. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WILSON A J
Lance Corporal, Suffolk Regiment. [Duplicate of the entry below]. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WILSON [Arthur] Jacob
Private 15520, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2 October 1915. Aged 19. Born Oulton, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson, of 3, Sunshine Terrace, Oulton Broad, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WILSON Stuart Low
Private 329164, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in France 31 July 1917. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 7860, Cambridgeshire Regiment No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WINK

George Arthur

Private 42792, 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 16th October 1916. Aged 29. Born Rendham, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 25023, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Arthur and Ellen Wink, of 41, Kimberley Rd., Kirkley, Lowestoft. Native of Rendham, Saxmundham. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 2. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

WOMACK Leonard [Walter]
Private G/8154, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) attached 23rd Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action 15 September 1917. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Brother of Mrs. A. E. Mulberry, of 98, Beeches Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in MOTOR CAR CORNER CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 31. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
WOOD Stanley A R
Lance Corporal, 6th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in France. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WOOD Stephen
Sergeant 14748, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France 26 September 1915. Aged 23. Born Harleston, Norfolk, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Kirkley, Lowestoft. Son of Mrs. M. Farrow (formerly Wood), of 12, Payne St., South Lowestoft, and the late Jeremiah Wood. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 85 to 87.
WOODS William James
Private G/25842, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 23 October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Lowestoft. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Woods, of 73, Seago St., Lowestoft. Formerly 38231, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 9. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WOOLGER E E
Private 16068, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in France. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WOOLNOUGH Herbert James
Skipper, H.M.S. Royallien, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in action 23 September 1916. Aged 45. Son of Mr. William Henry and Mrs. Lucy Mary Woolnough, of 6, Lorne Rd., Lowestoft. Baptised 5 April 1874 at St Peter & St John, Kirkley. In the 1911 census he was aged 37, married to Lilly, occupation Trawling, born Lowestoft, resident with his family at 9 Haward Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk . Buried in LOWESTOFT (KIRKLEY) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section M. Grave 97. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WOOLSTON Edward Ernest
[Listed on memorial as E C WOOLSTON] Private 103380, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 19 August 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk, resident Lowestoft, Suffolk. Son of the late John and Edith Annie Woolstone, of Lowestoft. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot V. Row O. Grave 3A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WREN Clifford Victor
Private 1859, 2/6th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 4 November 1914. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. IN the 1911 census he was the son of Edward John and Clara, aged 19, a Fish Salesman Clerk, resident with his parents at 128 Denmark Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 378. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WRIGHT Arthur
Private 9263, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France 13 October 1915. Aged 20. Born Market Harborough, Leicestershire, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mrs. Priscilla Wright, of 28, White Horse St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WRIGHT Chester Harry
[Memorial book lists him as 5316] Lance Corporal 267082, 2/1st Buckinghamhsire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted Marsh Chape, Lincolnshire, resident Lowestoft. Son of George Wright, of 10, Kendal Rd., Lowestoft. Formerly 2262, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 83 to 85. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WRIGHT Frank Nelson
Private 34864, 26th Battalion (Tyneside Irish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action in France 9 April 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Osterley Park, Middlesex. Formerly West Yorkshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, at school, born Lowestoft, son of Herbert and Amelia Beatrice Wright, resident with his parents at 137 Raglan Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 33. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WRIGHT George William
[Book lists him as 24356] Private 24359, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26 November 1917. Aged 24. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Richmond, Yorkshire. Son of George Wright, of 59, Church Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in VILLERS-GUISLAIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave lost. Special memorial 5. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WRIGHT Leonard Frederick Hall
[Service number in book D.N.W.942] Stoker 2nd Class K/19544, H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was sunk by a German submarine while in action in the North Sea 22 September 1914. Aged 18. Born 7 April 1894 in Lowestoft. Adopted son of Caroline Wright, of 293, Whafload Rd., Lowestoft [listed as 293 Burton Road, Lowestoft in Naval death records]. Enlisted 4 June 1913 for 12 yearsm height 5 feet 5¾ inches, chest 34½ inches, dark hair, grey eyes, fair complexion. No known grave commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 6. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WRIGHT Sidney [Charles]
Lance Corporal 43007, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France 12 October 1916. Aged 26. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Emma Jane Wright, of 18, Worthing Rd., Lowestoft, Suffolk, and the late Charles Wright. Formerly 1089, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
WRIGHT William Victor Allen
Private 22901, 6th Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Killed in France 17 November 1918. Aged 21. Son of William John and Rhoda Frances Wright, of "Etive," London Rd., South Lowestoft. Buried in JANVAL CEMETERY, DIEPPE, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row V. Grave 6. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

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