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LOWESTOFT, ST. JOHN'S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The memorial for St John's Church, Lowestoft is now held in the Lowestoft War Memorial Museum as the church is defunct. Several other memorials are also held in the museum. The memorial is in the form of three carved wooden boards with gilt lettering, the men are listed by force, initial and srname but for ease of reading have been sorted into alphabetical order. THnaks must go to the Museum for supplying the information for various men and the actual photographs.

Photographs Copyright © Lowestoft War Memorial Museum 2006

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS CHURCH
AND PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

ADDISON

John Harry

Private 33882, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th April 1918. Aged 44. Enlisted Lowestoft. Husband of Clara Addison, of Lewisham House, 20, Raglan St., Lowestoft. A Publican. Formerly 4/263077, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

ANDREWS

Everard [Ronald Theodious]

Private G/5262, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Frederick James and Rachel Jessie Andrews, of 28, Salisbury Rd., South Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 69 to 73. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

AYRES

George Edward

Guardsman 27349, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 23rd March 1918. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of David Charles and Harriet Ayres. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

BACKHOUSE, MM

Henry [Edward]

Company Serjeant Major (C.S.M.) 3/9998, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917. Born Kensington, Middlesex, enlisted Lowestoft. Awarded the Military medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

BALLS

Harry Goldsmith

Lance Corporal 43398, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Henry Goldsmith Balls and Elizabeth Balls, of 21, Alma Rd., Lowestoft. Formerly 1596, Suffolk Cyclists. Buried in ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 11. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

BALLS

Owen Hedley

Private G/46408, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 27th September 1918. Born and resident Lowestoft, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

BARDWELL

Marcus George

[Listed as George BARDWELL on National Archives of Canada] Private 2755, 2nd Division Supply Column, Canadian Army Service Corps. Died 6th November 1915. Aged 33. Born 28th January 1882 in Camberwell, London. Husband of Mrs. Ethel Maud M. Dunnett (formerly Bardwell), of 22, Hill Rd., Lowestoft living in Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada. Chauffeur by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 2nd February 1915 in Toronto, Canada. Height 5 feet 5½ inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark brown, religion Church of England. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 191. National Archives of CAnada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 427 - 18. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

BENSTEAD

Charles Henry

Seaman 4241A, H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 22nd September 1914. Aged 19. Son of James Henry and Sarah Benstead, of 34, Bevan St., Lowestoft; husband of Gertrude May O'Neill (formerly Benstead), of 1, Gillybrand Walks, Chorley, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Note: HMS Cressy. In the early hours of 22 September 1914 HMS Cressy along with HMS Aboukir & HMS Hogue, three aged destroyers, were sunk in the North Sea by a torpedo from U9 under the command of Otto Weddigen. 60 officers and 1300 men were lost from the three ships.

BLAKE

Edgar Arthur

Private 33221, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at sea 21st March 1917. Aged 33. Born St John's, Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in BECCLES ROAD CEMETERY, LOWESTOFT, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 92.

BLANCHFLOWER, MM

Percy Robert

Private 302183, 2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 10th October 1918. Born and resident Lowestoft, enlisted East Dereham. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave, Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

BOORE

Frank Archibald

Seaman 7006A, H.M. Drifter "Star of Buchan", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 20th October 1915, Aged 25. Son of Edgar and Elizabeth Boore, of 105, Bevan St., Lowestoft. No known grave Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 14. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

BRITTEON

R C

Navy - No further information currently available. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

BROWN

C

Army - No further information currently available. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

BROWN

G

Navy - No further information currently available.

BUDDS

Arthur William

Private 15424, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd September 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mr. W. A. Budds, of 57, Stanley St., Lowestoft. Buried in BEAUMETZ CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, BEAUMETZ-LES-CAMBRAI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 2. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

BURCH

Robert Edward

Deck Hand 885DA, H.M. Drfiter "Eyrie", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 2nd September 1914. Aged 50. Husband of Charlotte Patience Burch, of 37, Alma Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

BURCH

Robert Nathaniel

Deck Hand 11528/DA, H.M. Trawler "New Comet", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 20th January 1917. Aged 30. Son of Charlotte Patience Burch, of 37, Alma Rd., Lowestoft. Son of Robert Edward BURCH (above). No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 26. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

COLEBY

William [Walter]

[Spelt COLBY on St Margaret's Memorial and CWGC]. Deck Hand 6207/DA, H.M. Trawler "Bracklyn", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 11th May 1917. Aged 32. Husband of Dorothy May Martin (formerly Colby), of 8, Coastguard Cottages, Battery Green, Lowestoft. Buried in BECCLES ROAD CEMETERY, LOWESTOFT, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section 13. Grave 397. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

COLEMAN

William Valentine

Private G/4089, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 28. Born Ransgate, enlisted Chelsea. Son of Mrs. Martha Coleman, of 36, Denmark Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row G. Grave 14. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

CREWS

Charles Henry

Second Hand 15422/DA, H.M. Trawler "Lucknow", Royal Naval Reserve. Died when his ship was mined in the English Channel, off Portsmouth, 18th May 1917. Aged 25. Son of Charles Henry and Elizabeth Crews, of 31, Selby St., Lowestoft. Buried in BECCLES ROAD CEMETERY, LOWESTOFT, Suffolk. PLot/Row/Section G. Grave 33. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

CRISP

James Frederick

Seaman 3607C, H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 22nd September 1914 when torpedoed by the German U-boat U9 . Aged 30. Son of James Harris Crisp and Jemima Crisp, of 28, Norwich Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

CRISP, VC, DSC

Thomas

Skipper, H.M. Smack "Nelson", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 15th August 1917. Aged 41. Born 28th April 1876 in Lowestoft. At the beginning of the First World War he joined the Royal Naval Reserve and was skipper on armed fishing smacks in the North Sea. On 15 August 1917 off Jim Howe Bank, in the North Sea, Skipper Crisp of HM Armed Smack Nelson was below packing fish when a German submarine opened fire. The skipper cleared Nelson for action just as a shell hit her below the water-line and another shell passed through the ship, mortally wounding the skipper, who, however, went on directing operations. He gave the order to abandon ship but he himself was too badly injured to be moved and went down with Nelson, he was later awarded the posthumous Victoria Cross. Father of T. W. Crisp, of 41, Stanford St., Lowestoft, Suffolk. The tenor bell at St. Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, is named the "VC Bell" and dedicated to him. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 25.

An extract from the London Gazette, No. 30363, dated 2nd November, 1917, records the posthumous award of V.C. "For service in action with enemy submarines."

This replica Victoria Cross with its blue Naval ribbon and Distinguished Service Cross were presented in 2004 to the Lowestoft War Memorial Museum by the grand daughter of thomas Crisp, VC, DSC.

The actual medal are kept by Waveney District Council and may be viewed upon request of the Chief Executive.

See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

CROPLEY

Robert Charles

Private 13255, 198th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 20th May 1917. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mrs. Jane Lay, of 96, Norwich Rd., Lowestoft. Formerly 22846, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

CURTIS

George

Private R4/072777, 47th Remounts Squadron, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Egypt 9th October 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. PLot/Row/Section O. Grave 272. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

DALE

Arthur Harry

Private 16532, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 28th May 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of William and Eliza Dale, of 2, Norfolk St., Lowestoft. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 15. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

DAVIES

George William

[Spelt DAVIS on SDGW & CWGC] Private 27330, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Aged 37. Born Miror, India, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of George William Davis, of Lowestoft; husband of Harriet Elizabeth Davis, of 61, Clemence St., Lowestoft. Formerly 23474, East Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 to 42 and 163A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

DAWSON

Basil Dartrey

Corporal, 44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment). Died 5th Otober 1916. Aged 23. Born 18th July 1892 in Portsmouth. Son of Minnie Eliza Dawson, of South Junction, Manitoba, and the late Samuel John Dawson, who were living at 20 Denmark Road, Lowestoft, when he attested. Homesteader listed as his occupation. Umarried. Enlisted and passed fit 2nd June 1915 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Height 5 feet 10½ inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, ahir brown. Religion Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2367 - 24. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

DAY

Leonard Christopher

Lance Corporal 200058, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 853, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de CAlais, France. Bay 4. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

DEXTER

A J

Sergeant 7977, 97th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 28th October 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Dexter, of 105, Clapham Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in CHARMES MILITARY CEMETERY, ESSEGNEY, Vosges, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Note: No. 97 Squadron, RFC, was formed at Waddington, Lincolnshire, on 1st December 1917, and in the following summer went to France equipped with Handley Page 0/400s to undertake night-bombing operations with the Independent Force. It made its first raid on 19/20th August and by the end of the war had flown 91 bombing sorties (the majority into Germany), dropped 64 tons of bombs-including three 1,650-pounders.

DOWE

Ernest George

Bombardier 65310, "E" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds 12th September 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted and resident Lowestoft. Son of Robert and Emma Dowe, of 29, Raglan St., Lowestoft. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 14. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

DRUMMOND

Clarence Reginald

Lance Corporal 15550, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916. Aged 21. Born Leeds, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Robert Liddle Drummond and Ellen Drummond, of 32, Kirkley Park Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

DYER

Henry Alfred

Seaman 3843/B, H.M.S. Almanzora, Royal Naval Reserve. Died of disease 30th Ocotber 1918. Born Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk on 30 July 1884. Son of William & Sophia Dyer; next of kin was his wife Elizabeth Dyer, living 19, St John's Road, Lowestoft. Buried in KING TOM CEMETERY, FREETOWN, Sierra Leone. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 11. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Note: H.M.S. Almanzora. 16,034 gross tons, length 590ft x beam 69.3ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw, speed 15 knots, accommodation for 400-1st, 230-2nd and 760-3rd class passengers. Built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co, she was launched on 19th November 1914, but was completed as an Armed Merchant Cruiser for the 10th Cruiser Squadron. Reconditioned to 15,551 tons at Belfast in 1919, she started commercial services from Southampton to the River Plate on 9th January 1920. In World War II she was used mostly for trooping duties and in 1945 became a government emigration ship. 1947 laid up at Cowes, Isle of Wight and 1948 scrapped at Blyth.

EDMONDS

Herbert Card

Private 158687, 57th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 2 October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mr. J. Edmonds, of 44, Bevan St., Lowestoft. Formerly 48470, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 30. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

EDMONDS

James

Private 25388, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 7th June 1917. Aged 28. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Husband of Mrs. B. M. Edmonds, of 107, St. Margaret's Rd., Lowestoft. Formerly 29671, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row G. Grave 11. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

EDWARDS

George Frederick

Private 201316, 2nd/4th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action in Egypt 5th November 1917. Aged 25. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Gillingham, Kent, resident Chatham, Kent. Son of the late James and Sarah Edwards, of 44, Stanley St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 41. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

EDWARDS

William James

Rifleman 42523 [SDGW] or 43523 [CWGC], 8th/9th Battalion, Royal irish Rifles. Killed in action 19th Septembr 1917. Aged 29. Enlisted Colchester, Essex. Son of James and Sarah Edwards, of Lowestoft; husband of Florence Mabel Edwards, of 17, Rebow St., Colchester. Essex. Formerly 7058, LOndon Regiment. Buried in METZ-EN-COUTURE COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 3. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

ELVEN

Arthur Robert James

Lieutenant, H.M.S. Ghurka, Royal Naval Reserve. Died when his ship was mined and sunk 8th February 1917. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 27. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Note: H.M.S. Ghurka was a Tribal Class Torpedo Boat Destroyer, laid down 29th April 1907, 880-tons, 255ft x 25ft, steam turbine engines, part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Mined and sunk on 8th February 1917, only five crew members survived.

EVERETT

James [William]

Private 59097, 96th Company, Labour Corps. Died 27th November 1918. Aged 35. Husband of Sophia Sarah Everett, of 17, South Elmham Terrace, Oulton Road, Lowestoft. Formerly G/26010, 14th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 936.

FENNELL

Edward Arthur

Private 325024, 1st/8th (Territorial) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1917. Born and enlist Lowestoft. Formerly 6495, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row G. Grave 20. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

FLATER

W J

Navy. There is a W J SLATER but he is a separate person. No further information currently available. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

GARSIDE

John Albert

Airman 1st Class 3711, 5th Wing, Royal Flyiung Corps. Died 19th June 1916, Aged 27. Born at Grimsby. Son of James and Sarah Garside, of 296, London Rd. South, Lowestoft. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot.Row.Section H. Grave 120. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

GARWOOD

F T

probably F T GARWOOD, Lance Sergeant 479007, 3rd Home Counties Field Ambulance, attached 66th Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 18th November 1918. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 5. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

GARWOOD

Harold Thomas

Deck Hand 5941A, H.M. Trawler "Remindo", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 2nd February 1918 when the Remindo was sunk by an explosion. Aged 22. Son of Elizabeth Youngs, of 32, Norwich Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 30. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

GILBY

Randle Thomas William

[Listed as R W T on memorial] Private 35427, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28th March 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 32047, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

GORROD

Charles[ Raca]

Fourth Hand, Trawler "Speculator" (Lowestoft), Mercantile Marine. Died when his trawler (smack) was mined and sunk 9th November 1914 near Smith's Knoll; 5 lives were lost in all. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

GOULDBY

Frank

[Spelt GOULDLEY on SDGW and GOULDLY on CWGC] Private 1894, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th March 1915. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Robert and Henrietta Gouldly, of 51, Stanley St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

HEBBES

Arthur Ernest

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment attached Nigeria Regiment, W.A.F.F. Killed in action 28th November 1917. Aged 41. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Hebbes, of Aspley Heath, Woburn Sands, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

HENRY

Charles Burrell

Leading Seaman 172972, H.M.S. Pathfinder, Royal Navy. Misisng when his ship was torpedoed 5th September 1914. Aged 37. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of the late Thomas Barclay Henry, R.N., and Susan Dougall Henry, of Leith; husband of Caroline Elizabeth Henry, of 21, Trafalgar St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 1. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Note: HMS Pathfinder was a Pathfinder Class Scout Cruiser. She was torpedoed by German submarine U-21 near St Abbs Head. A single torpedo hit the forward magazine causing it to explode, Pathfinder sank in 4 minutes. She was the first British warship sunk by a submarine in World War 1.

HERBERT

Frederick Noel

Corporal 8448, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 23. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Norwich. Son of Susannah Herbert, of 7, Ontario Rd., Lowestoft, and the late John Herbert. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

HORTON

George Humphrey

Engineman 376ES, H.M. Tralwer "Yucca", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 24th April 1918. Aged 42. Son of the late Thomas Bryant Horton, of 106, Lakedale Rd., Plumstead, London; husband of Florence Horton, of 70, Norwich Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 29. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

HOWARD

Fred William

Private 3/7285, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1917. Aged 22. Born St Stephen's Norwich, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Howard, of 7, Selby St., Lowestoft; husband of Bessie Mitchell (formerly Howard), of 7, Bruce St., South Lowestoft. No know grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

HOWE

William

Private 40156, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th April 1917. Born and resident Lowestoft, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Formerly 28272, Essex Regiment. Noknown grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMROIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

HOWLETT

Ivan

Leading Stoker K/1642, H.M.S. Queen Mary, Royal Navy. Died 31st May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Brother of Harold Robert Howlett, of 22, Bevan St., Lowestoft, Suffolk. Awarded Africa General Service Medal (Somaliland Clasp) and Naval General Service Medal (Persian Gulf). No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 16. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

HUNT

Frederick Alfred

Private 66386, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 19. Born Worcester, Worcestershire, enlisted Northampton, resident Peterborough. Son of Charles A. and Clara Hunt, of 46, Denmark Rd., Lowestoft. Formerly 23955, Northmptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commeorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

KELLY, DSM

Joseph Henry

Second Hand 2882/DA, H.M.S. "Q.20", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 29th March 1917. Aged 38. Son of Jack Kelly, of Peel, Isle of Man; husband of Elizabeth Kelly, of Wharf Cottage, 2, Belvedere Rd., Lowestoft. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.), London Gazette 12th May 1917 paes 4627-4628. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 28. Grave 1. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

KNIGHTS

George [William]

Private 6764, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Charles and Margaret Knights, of 18, Alma Rd., Lowestoft; husband of Victoria L. Massey (formerly Knights), of 45, Clemence St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

LARTER

A

Army - No further nformation currently available. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

LONG

Frederick Charles

Trimmer 4182TS, H.M. Drifter "Launch Out", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 26th October 1916, Aged 17. Son of George and Emma Long, of 31, St. Peter's Rd., Lowestoft, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 20. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Note: H.M. Drifter Launch Out built 1909, 67 tons. Hired 1915. Sunk by gunfire from German destroyers in the Dover Strait 27th October 1916. She was part of the large fleet that maintained the net barrage across the Dover Strait to prevent German submarines passing westward into the Channel. They were also equipped to attack U Boats as well as maintain the barrage.

Launch Out was in company with the drifters Young Crow, EBC, Ajax II, Mishe Nahama and IFS in the vicinity of 9a buoy along the barrage when they were attacked by the destroyers. Ajax II and Launch Out were sunk, EBC was damaged. Buoy 9a was at the southern end of the Sandettie Bank.

LOYNES

Charles William

Private 24494, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd November 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Charles Henry and Elizabeth Loynes, of 5, Trafalgar St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

MANTRIPP

Ramsey Walter

Private 16068, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 7th May 1915. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 4. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

MARKHAM

Oliver Saunders

Lance Corporal 2208, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 11th March 1915. Aged 28. Born Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Ipswich. Son of William Henry and Hannah Elizabeth Markham, of Letwell House, Godmanchester, Hunts. Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row V. Grave 1. Note: Although his connection with Lowestoft is unsure he is the only possible fit for this man. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

MIDDLETON

Robert

Air Mechanic 1st Class F/13464, Air Station (Eastchurch), Royal Naval Air Service). Died 7th July 1917. Aged 33. Husband of Evelyn Emma Middleton, of 250, London Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in KIRKLEY CEMETERY, LOWESTOFT, Suffolk. PLot/Row/Section N. Grave 102. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

NORTON

Clifford Frederick

Private M2/175859, 635th Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in East Africa 24th October 1917. Aged 30. Born, resident and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Rosa Agnes Norton, of 20, Gordon Rd., Lowestoft, and the late Frederick Norton. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot 4. Row H. Grave 2. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

POLLARD

William Walter George

Boy 1st Class J/29100, H.M.S. Clan McNaughton, Royal Navy. Died 3rd February 1915. Aged 16. Son of William A. and Florence Pollard. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Note: HMS CLAN McNAUGHTON, was an armed merchant cruiser, lost 3rd February 1915, in the Atlantic. She was a pre-war merchant ship, which was requisitioned in November 1914 when she returned to her home port of Tilbury. She was then hastily converted into something she was never intended to be - a warship, which would have included mounting guns up on deck - well above her normal centre of gravity. A ad-hoc crew were then cobbled together for her: Career RN officers, although her engineer officers had all been Merchant Navy, some career RN Ratings, but many of the rest of her crew were reservists including some men from Newfoundland, one or two RN pensioners, plus no less than 50 boys straight out of the training shore base at Shotley, H.M.S. Ganges. All in all, an odd-ball crew who would have been completely unfamiliar with the ship and how she sailed.

She sailed for patrol duties in the North Atlantic a few days before Christmas 1914, but had to put into Liverpool on the way, for some problem to be sorted. She returned to Liverpool certainly once, perhaps twice before her loss in February 1915. She was in radio contact at about 6 a.m. on the morning of 3rd February 1915 and reported terrible weather conditions. Nothing further was ever heard of her. Some floating wreckage was found about fortnight later in the approximate area of her last known position but it could not be identified as having come from her. The truth is that no one knows for certain what did happen to her.

PORTER

Arthur Victor

Private 12491, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1915. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of George and Emily Porter, of 81, Wollaston Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

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

RICHARDSON

G R

Deck Hand 515/DA, H.M. Trawler "EarlEssex", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 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, , Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section 14. Grave 376. 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

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

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

ROUSE

Albert Victor

Private G/21282, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 22nd October 1916, Born, resident and enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 19995, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row I. Grave 6. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

RUDD

F T

Navy - probably Frederick RUDD, Seaman 5635A, H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 22nd September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

SABBERTON

Abiah

Private 17193, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25th April 1915. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Husband of M. H. Sabberton, of 61, Trafalgar St., Lowestoft. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 23. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

SANDWELL

William Johnson

Private 245191, 2nd/2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 240622, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

SAUNDERS

Samuel John

Deck Hand 8480/DA, H.M.S. "Vigorous", Royal Naval reserve. Died 18th October 1918. Aged 19. Son of William John and Eliza Saunders, of 12, Raglan St., Lowestoft. Buried in (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, LOWESTOFT, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section R. Grave 414. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

SIMPSON

Edward Sire

Deck Hand 10781DA, H.M. Drifter "Dewey", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 12th August 1917. Aged 32. Son of Mark and Elizabeth Simpson, of Lowestoft; husband of Lucy Simpson, of 3, Sudbury Cottages, Bevan St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 26.

SLATER

William John

Deck Hand 888DA, H.M. Drifter "Eyrie", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 2nd September 1914. Aged 18. Son of Gertrude Slater, of 59, Maidstone Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

SMITH

William Henry

Private 8047, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th June 1915. Aged 32. Born and resident Lowestoft enlisted Grantham. Son of William Henry and Rebecca Smith, of 63, Tonning St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

SPALDING

Reginald C

Corporal 9250, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 12th September 1917. Aged 28. Born April 1889 in Lowestoft. Son of James and Kate E. Spalding, of 96, Warden St., Mimico, Ontario. Native of Lowestoft. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Labourer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 22nd September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada. Height 5 feet 5½ inches, girth 38½ inches, complexion medium, eyes blue, hair dark brown. Religion Church of England. Buried in FOSSE No.10 COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SAINS-EN-GOHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 1. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9168 - 45. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

STEEL

John Samuel Savory

Lance Corporal 20812, 5th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 17 October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 41. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Husband of Flora Steel, of 40, Salisbury Rd., South Lowestoft, Suffolk. Formerly 34341, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXI. Row E. Grave 10A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

STERRY

Esmond Jack

Sapper 84668, 208th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21st March 1918. AGed 20. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of John Sterry, of 7, Grosvenor Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

STEWART

W S

Air Force. No further information currently. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

STRONG

J

Navy. No further information currently. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

TARRATT

Duncan McNeill Fox

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Aged 19. Younger son of Joseph Fox Tarratt, of Ellary, Ardrishaig, Argyll, and of Mary Georgiana Helen McNeill, his wife. Laird of Ellary, Ardrishaig, and the Isle of Coll, Argyll. His elder brother also fell. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row A. Grave 3. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

THURSTON

M G

probably M G THURSTON, Driver T4/038228, Motor Transport, royal Army Service Corps attached 4th Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers. Died 26th July 1919. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany, Plot I. Row E. Grave 19. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

VYSE

W A

probably William Anthony VYSE, Gunner 94046, 187th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 22nd February 1919. Aged 34. Son of William and Elizabeth Vyse, of Norwich; husband of Ethel S. Vyse, of 8, Carshalton Rd., Norwich. Buried south of the Church in ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, TROWSE, Norfolk. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

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

WARBY

Albert Stanley

Private 475299, 88th Field Ambulance (Territorial Force), Royal Ary Medical Corps. Died of wounds 4th 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, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 16. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

WARD

James Alfred

Gunner 135027, 326th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 31st October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, 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, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 to 7 and 162. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

WHYARD

Harold Thomas

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

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

YOUNGMAN

Ernest or Edward George

[Listed as Edward George Youngman on SDGW and Ernest george Youngman on CWGC] Rifleman 41424, on the CWGC "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles and on SDGW, 14th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 20th April 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Joseph Youngman, of 16, Harvey St., Lowestoft. Formerly 7464, 3th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 4. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

YOUNGS

Leonard

Private 3375, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 16th September 1916. Aged 22. Enlisted Ipswich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Youngs, of 9, Ashley Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in BECCLES ROAD CEMETERY, LOWESTOFT, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section I. Grave 120. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

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