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MELTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The WWI memorial is in the form of a Cornish granite stone cross situated within the grounds of St Andrew’s, the parish church of Melton in the county of Suffolk. This memorial lists those who laid down their lives during the Great War: on the church wall to the rear of this cross a tablet has been fixed to commemorate the fallen of WWII. There is no mention of casualties from other conflicts.

There are four panels around the base of the WWI memorial cross on which the names of the fallen are recorded. Names are recorded in full: there are no details of rank (except for officers), Regiment or date of death. The dedication panel reads: To the glory of God and the undying memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives for king and country in the Great War 1914-1919. Lest we forget.

Within the church, there is a panel which also records the names of the WWI fallen. The list is shorter that that on the memorial cross, but details of rank and Regiment are given. The dedication reads: To the ever sacred memory of all those of the parish of Melton who in the Great War of 1914-1919 gave their lives for their country. In addition, there are several personal memorials in the church.

1914-1918

ADAMS

Alfred Walter
Private 12646 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action aged 27 in France & Flanders on 9 July 1916. He is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery. Pte Adams was born in Melton, resided in Chelsea, and enlisted in Waltham Green, Surrey. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

ADAMS

Ernest George
Acting Serjeant 12709 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 3 July 1916. He is buried in the Ovillers Military Cemetery. A/Sjt Adams was born in Melton and enlisted in Ipswich. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

AMBROSE

William
Almost certainly Private 34772 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died of wounds in France & Flanders on 1 October 1918. He is buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery. Pte Ambrose was born in Sutton and enlisted in Bury St Edmunds.

ATHROLL

Arthur Stanley
Leading Seaman R/3078 Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, RNVR who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 25 April 1915. He is buried in Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

BARTLETT

Rupert George
Private 7990 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 16 May 1915. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Le Touret Memorial. Pte Bartlett was born in Watlington (Oxon) resided in Southend (Berks) and enlisted in Reading. This is the only Rupert George Bartlett recorded in SDGW or CWGC Register, although there is no apparent link to Melton. Further research is required.

BRANTON

Gordon John
Private 48006 20th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, who was killed in action aged 33 in France & Flanders on 5 June 1917 having previously served with the Royal Engineers (service no 1773091). He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Arras Memorial. Pte Branton was born in Wickham Market and enlisted in Woodbridge. He was the son of the late John & Eliza Branton of Wickham Market; and husband of Emma Almeda Rumsey (formerly Branton) of ‘Everest’ 154 Castle Street, Woodbridge. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

BUXTON

Charles
Perhaps Acting Corporal 47725 Royal Army Medical Corps (attached 23rd Stationary Hospital) who died aged 34 in Mesopotamia on 29 July 1916. He is buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. A/Cpl Buxton was born in Botesdale and enlisted in Ipswich. He was the son of Charles and Emma Buxton of Botesdale, Suffolk and husband of Annie Winefred Mortimer (formerly Buxton) of 32 Caldmore Road, Walsall. There are several Charles Buxtons listed, but this is the only one with any links to Suffolk apparent. Further research is required.

CALE

Claude Charles
Private 35872 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), who died of wounds at home (ie in the UK) on 16 July 1918 having previously served with the Suffolk Regt (service no 24404). He is buried in Melton Cemetery. (Note that there are no burials at St Andrew’s. Although built in 1868, the church is referred to as Melton New Church! The old church still stands, but it is not used for regular services: however, burials took place there until the 1950s). Pte Cale was born in Melton and enlisted in Woodbridge. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

CHANDLER

Percy William
Private 355944 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was killed in action aged 27 in Egypt on 31 October 1917 having previously served with the Welsh Horse (service no 1409). He is buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Pte Chandler was born in Wilby, resided in Woodbridge, and enlisted in Melton. He was the son of George and Annie Chandler of Pine View, Melton Rd, Woodbridge. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church, and on a separate family memorial plaque.

CONE

Charles Henry
Private 24103 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 30 August 1918. Pte Cone was born and enlisted in Woodbridge. His details have not been found in the CWGC Register.

FROMENT

Samuel (John)
Probably Private G/23060 10th Battalion, Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 6 August 1917 having previously served with the Army Service Corps (no 125734). He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres. Pte Froment was born & resided in Swavesey (Cambs) and enlisted in Ipswich. This is the only Samuel Froment listed in SDGW and the CWGC Register.

GARROD

Alfred Noel
Temporary Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps (attached 100/FA), who was killed in action aged 28 in France & Flanders on 25 January 1916. He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery. Born in London, Lt Garrod was the son of Colonel Sir Archibald E Garrod KCMG FRS, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, and Lady Laura ElizabethGarrod of 133 Banbury Road, Oxford. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church, and on a separate family memorial plaque.

GARROD

Basil Rahere
Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (attached Royal Air Force) who died aged 21 in Germany on 4 February 1919. He is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery. Lt Garrod was the son of Colonel Sir Archibald E Garrod KCMG FRS, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, and Lady Laura ElizabethGarrod of 133 Banbury Road, Oxford. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church, and on a separate family memorial plaque.

GARROD

Thomas Martin
Lieutenant 3rd (attached 1st) Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment , who died of wounds aged 20 in France & Flanders on 10 May 1915. He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery. Lt Garrod was the son of Colonel Sir Archibald E Garrod KCMG FRS, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, and Lady Laura ElizabethGarrod of 133 Banbury Road, Oxford. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church, and on a separate family memorial plaque.

HOLMES

Alfred Stephen
Flight Serjeant 889 61st Squadron Royal Flying Corps, who died on 18 June 1917. He is buried in Woodbridge Cemetery. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

HOLTON

William
Able Seaman 810230 HMS Gosforth, Mercantile Marine Reserve, who died aged 21 Greece on 11 December 1918. He is buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery on the island of Lemnos (Greece). He was the brother of Mrs ME Smith of The Street, Melton. His details (showing Royal Navy) are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

KING

Frederick William
Private 1465 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 23 March 1916. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Loos Memorial. Pte King was born in Bromeswell and enlisted in Woodbridge. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

LLOYD

Charles
Private 1020 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, who died of wounds aged 23 in France & Flanders on 27 July 1916. He is buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. Pte Lloyd was born in Melton and enlisted in Warley, Essex. He was the son of Henry and Eliza Lloyd of Wilford Place, Melton. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church: this indicates that he was a Lance Corporal in the 2nd Battalion,.

LLOYD

Frank
Private 8903 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, who was killed in action aged 30 in France & Flanders on 26 September 1915. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Loos Memorial. Pte Lloyd was born in Melton and enlisted in Kingston-on-Thames. He was the son of Henry and Eliza Lloyd of Wilford Place, Melton. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

LLOYD

Henry
Lance Corporal 31458 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, who was killed in action aged 21 in France & Flanders on 25 September 1916 having previously served with the Suffolk Regt (service no 15174). He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme. L/Cpl Lloyd was born & lived in Melton, and enlisted in Ipswich. He was the son of Henry and Eliza Lloyd of Wilford Place, Melton. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

MAJOR

Major Dench
Gunner 139399 Royal Garrison Artillery, who was killed in action aged 36 in France & Flanders on 17 September 1917. He is buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium. Gunner Major was born in Sicklesmere, lived in Woodbridge, and enlisted in Ipswich. He was the son of Charles James and Elizabeth Jane Major of Church Cottage, Kentford nr Newmarket.

MARKHAM

James Samuel
Private 21810 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, who died (and was presumably buried) at sea aged 25 on 30 December 1917 having previously served with the Royal Field Artillery (service no 211102). He is commemorated with honour on the Chatby Memorial , Egypt. Private Markham was born in Iken, lived in Melton, and enlisted in Woolwich. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church: this indicates that he served in the 3rd Battalion,.

MURRAY

Patrick Maxwell
Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt), who was killed in action aged 24 in France & Flanders on 20 September 1914. He is buried in La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial. He was the son of Arthur Turnour Murray and Norah Alice Murray of Red Towers, Melton. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

PADDY

Alfred
Able Seaman SS/2639 HMS Cressy Royal Navy, who died on 22 September 1914. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

RAPLEY

Edward
Private M2/035200 Motor Transport section, Royal Army Service Corps, who died aged 22 in France & Flanders on 24 November 1917. He is buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Pte Rapley was born in Islington, Lived in Melton, and enlisted in Bury St Edmunds. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Rapley of Earsham Park Farm, Bungay. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

READ

Stanley Arthur
Private 15070 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action aged 20 in France & Flanders on 13 September 1916. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme. Pte Read was born in Melton and enlisted in Ipswich. He was the son of Mrs Alice Read of Oak Cottage, Bredfield. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

RICHARDSON

Charles Samuel
Rifleman 3rd or 4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, who died aged 45 in France & Flanders on 25 April 1915. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was the son of Sally Murphy (formerly Richardson) of Waterhead Lane, Melton and the late Samuel Richardson. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

SAWYER

Samuel
No details available. Further research required.

SCOGINGS

George John
Lance Corporal 12271 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died of wounds aged 23 in France & Flanders on 29 March 1916. He is buried in Calais Southern Cemetery. L/Cpl Scogings (recorded as SCOGGINGS in the CWGC Register) was born in Melton and enlisted in Ipswich. He was the son of Henry and Alice Scoggings of The Street, Melton. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

SEBBORN

Arthur Hugh
Private 29867 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 27 April 1917, having previously served in the Suffolk Regt (service no 14928). He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Arras Memorial. Pte Sebborn (recorded as SEABORN in SDGW and the CWGC Register) was born in Binnington, Herts; lived in Ipswich; and enlisted in Woodbridge.

SHEMMINGS

Edward
Private 33309 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 20 April 1917 having previously served with the Suffolk Regt (Svce no 35044) . He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Loos Memorial. Pte Shemmings was born in Woodbridge, resided in Melton,and enlisted in Ipswich.

SKOULDING

Alfred Cecil
Temporary Second Lieutenant 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who died of wounds aged 33 in France & Flanders on 21 February 1917. He is buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte on the Somme. He was the son of Mrs SM and the late AN Skoulding of ‘The Rosary’ Melton. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

SMITH

Thomas
Private 36749 2nd/4th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshiire Light Infantry, who was killed in action aged 19 in France & Flanders on 20 November 1917. He is buried in Hermies Hill British Cemetery. Pte Smith was born in Walsham-le-Willows and enlisted in East Ham. He was the son of Mrs Laura Smith of Spring Road, Melton. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

SUTTON

Frederick (Charles)
Private (Driver ) 305535 Tank Corps, who died at home (ie in the UK) on 8 September 1918 having previously served with the Essex Yeomanry (service no 709). He is buried in Melton Cemetery. (Note that there are no burials at St Andrew’s. Although built in 1868, the church is referred to as Melton New Church! The old church still stands, but it is not used for regular services: however, burials took place there until the 1950s). Dvr Sutton enlisted in Dovercourt. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

WALFORD

Ellis Alexander
Lieutenant 10th (attached 2nd) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 16 August 1916. Lt Walford (recorded as ALEXANDER ELLIS WALFORD in ODGW and the CWGC Register) has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church (also as Alexander Ellis).

WALFORD

George Henry
Brigade Major 84th Infantry Brigade, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action aged 36 in France & Flanders on 19 April 1915. He is buried in Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate. Major Walford lived at Foxborough Hall. He was the eldest son of the late Lieutenant Colonel HA Walford 20th Hussars, and of Mrs Walford of Wrecclesham Grange, Farnham, Surrey, and husband of Inez N Walford (nee Treadwell) of Link Hill Cottage, Sandhurst. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

WIFFEN

William Henry
Private 408 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action aged 32 in France & Flanders on 12 March 1915. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Le Touret Memorial. Pte Wiffen was born and enlisted in Woodbridge. He was the son of James and Hannah Wiffen of 11 Melton Hill, Woodbridge. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

WOOD

Geoffrey Dayrell
Lieutenant 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action aged 24 in France & Flanders on 13 October 1915. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Loos Memorial. He was the son of Ernest Richard and Katherine Grace Wood of Melton Hall. See also Lords' Cricket Members' World War 1 Memorial

WOOD

Robert Basil
Temporary Second Lieutenant 6th (attached 2nd) Battalion, Border Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 25 April 1915. He is buried in Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Belgium. He was the son of Ernest Richard and Katherine Grace Wood of Melton Cottage, East Bergholt.

WOOD, CMG

Lewis Ironside
Lieutenant-Colonel 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment, who was killed in action aged 48 in France & Flanders on 25 April 1915. He is buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue. Lt Col Wood was the son of John Richard and Frances Isaabella Wood of Melton Hall. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church, and on a separate family memorial plaque.

WOOD, MC

Richard Poingdestre
Lieutenant-Colonel York and Lancaster Regiment, who died aged 26 in France & Flanders on 9 October 1916. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme. LtCol Wood was the son of Ernest Richard and Katherine Grace Wood of Melton Hall.

WOODROW

Charles
Possibly Private 35110 Charles Edward Woodrow MM 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died of wounds aged 35 in France & Flanders on 11 April 1918. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Pte Woodrow was born in Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk and enlisted in Woodbridge. He was the foster son of Mrs AH Fisher of Wood Farm Cottages, Attleborough, Norfolk.

WOOLLEY, DCM

Thomas William
Company Sergeant Major 45226 3rd Battalion, Canadian Engineers, who died aged 28 in France & Flanders on 8 August 1918. He is buried in Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme. CSM Woolley was the son of George and Anne E Woolley of Melton.

WOOLNOUGH

William Thomas
Corporal 246469 38th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (East Ontario Regt) who died aged 31 in France & Flanders on 25 April 1915. He is buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St-Eloi. He was the son of Mrs H and the late Mr F Woolnough of Melton. His details are also recorded on the WWI panel inside the church.

1939-1945

The dedication on the WWII memorial reads: To the honoured memory of the men of Melton who fell in the war 1939-45. The names of the fallen are recorded together with their rank and Regiment.

BALDRY

Cyril Ronald
Private 5827169 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died aged 22 in Thailand on 2 September 1943, almost certainly as a Prisoner of War working on the Burma-Siam railway. He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

BENTHAM

Reginald Jack
Signalman 2598246 11th Armoured Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals, who died aged 39 in Germany on 2 May 1945. He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery. Signalman Bentham was the son of Richard and Hannah Bentham.

BROWN

William George
Aircraftsman 2nd Class Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died on 1 February 1943. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Malta Memorial: this bears the names of nearly 2,300 airmen who lost their lives serving with the Commonwealth Air Forces flying from bases in and around the Mediterranean.

BUCKETT

Leslie William
Leading Stoker C/KX 88741 HMS Cornwall, Royal Navy, who died aged 28 on 5 April 1942. HMS Cornwall – the fifth ship of the Royal Navy to bear that name – was heavy cruiser serving in the China Station at the outbreak of war, when she was transferred to the East Indies Fleet. She was re-allocated to the South Atlantic Command, but returned to Britain in July 1940. She then operated off West Africa in support of the Dakar operation and the Free French occupation if Duala, Senegal. Based in Simonstown, South Africa, she escorted numerous convoys both in the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean. On 8th May 1941 she found and sank the enemy raider Pinguin. In March 1942 HMS Cornwall joined the Eastern Fleet, operating in the Ceylon area. On 5th April 1942 – shortly after being detached from the Eastern Fleet with her sister ship the Dorsetshire – the ships were sighted by Japanese aircraft. A short time later they were completely overwhelmed by 50 Japanese dive bombers, whose deadly accuracy resulted in the loss of both ships. One hundred and ninety of the Cornwalls 650 crew were lost. Ldg Stkr Buckett has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Chatham Naval Memorial. He was the son of Henry James and Maria Buckett.

DICKERSON

Arthur Ronald
Private 5828008 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died aged 26 in Singapore on 14 February 1942 in the fierce (sometimes hand-to-hand) fighting following the Japanese landing in the area on the 8th. He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

FIRMAN

Frank George
Third Officer (shown as 2nd Officer on the church memorial) on the SS Kirnwood, who died aged 21 on 11 August 1940 serving in the Merchant Navy. The steamship Kirnwood was in convoy in the North Atlantic on 10th December 1941, when she was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine U-130. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Tower Hill Memorial, which bears the names of almost 24,000 sailors lost whilst serving in the merchant and fishing fleets in WW2. Third Officer Firman was the son of Sergeant Bertie and Edith Frances Firman of Woodbridge.

MILLER

John
Lieutenant Edward John Nigel Miller of the Northamptonshire Regiment, seconded to the 5th Battalion, East Yorksshire Regiment, who died aged 21 in North Africa on 25 October 1942. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Lt Miller was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs GN Miller of Melton.

PYKE

Robert James
Private 5827068 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died aged 24 in Thailand on 17 January 1944, almost certainly as a Prisoner of War working on the Burma-Siam railway. He is buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Pte Pyke was the son of Robert Bruce and Hannah Eliza Pyke of Melton.

SIMPKIN

Arthur James
Private 5837441 5th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, who died aged 21 in Italy on 28 November 1943. He is buried in the Sangro River War Cemetery. Pte Simpkin was the son of Bertie John Simpkin DCM MM and Emily Simpkin of Melton.

THOMPSON

Roy William
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class D/MX 66023 HM Submarine Regent, who died aged 21 on 1 May 1943. HMS Regent sailed from Malta on 12 April 1943 to patrol in the southern Adriatic. She was mined north of Monopoli on 18 April: that evening a large explosion was heard which is believed to have been HMS Regent striking a mine. She was reported overdue at Beirut on 1 May. ERA Thompson has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. He was the son of Reginald William and Pamela Kate Thompson of Woodbridge.

WARD

John Oliver
Warrant Officer Class II (Battery Sergeant Major) 815162 25th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, who died aged 28 on 3 January 1944. He is buried in Ancona War Cemetery, Italy. BSM Ward was the son of John Percy and Gertrude Elizabeth Ward of Woodbridge.

WEBB

Harold Arthur
Private Harold Arthur Fenton Webb T/58297 2nd GHQ Artillery Company Royal Army Service Corps, who died aged 31 on 29 May 1940. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Dunkirk Memorial. Pte Webb was the son of Arthur and Blanche Mabel Webb, and husband of Mary Joyce Webb of Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.

Personal Memorials

Sons of the Parish

Names are not recorded on memorials for a variety of reasons: people born in the village move elsewhere; new residents might be recorded at their place of birth; occasionally, surviving family might not wish to be reminded of their son’s death; sadly, they might be the last member of that particular family…..

For whatever reason, the following sons of the parish are not recorded: they are remembered here with honour.

EBBS

Charles Frank
Private 16326 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 31 March 1918. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Pozieres Memorial. Pte Ebbs was born in Melton and enlisted in Peterborough.

EVERETT

Sidney
Private 20627 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment, who was killed in action aged 32 in France & Flanders on 1 July 1916 – the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Thiepval Memorial. Pte Everett was born in Melton, lived in Cheadle (Cheshire) and enlisted in Manchester. He was the son of James and Hannah Everett of 133 Stockport Road, Cheadle.

SYMONDS

Frederick Jesse
Private M/347431 150th Anti-Aircraft Section Army Service Corps, who died aged 29 in France & Flanders on 19 May 1918. He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Pte Symonds was born in Melton, and resided & enlisted in Ipswich. He was the husband of Ida Minnie Symonds of 38 Ruskin Road, Ipswich.

WELLS

Frederick
Gunner 86557 113th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, who died of wounds aged 26 in France & Flanders on 26 October 1917. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Gunner Wells was born in Melton and enlisted in Woodbridge. He was the husband of Mary Elizabeth Wells of Woodbridge.

WRIGHT

Archibald Edward
Private 2917 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 15 July 1916. He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme. Pte Wright was born in Melton and enlisted in Ipswich.

Last updated 6 December, 2016

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