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MIDDLETON-CUM-FORDLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The memorial is in the form of a Sicilian marble Latin Cross on an octagonal base. There are 20 names for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2. The memorial was originally unveiled on 17th July 1921 by Major-General Sir Ronald Lane, the builder was Mr Fred Barber. The memorial cost £65 18s raised by public subscription. Details appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times 21st July 1921. Only the names from World War 1 are listed here.

1914-1918

BACON

Lewis Charles

Leading Seaman J/20754, Royal Navy. HMS Pembroke. Died 24/05/1918. Age 22. Son of Louis and Alice Jane Bacon of Middleton Moor Farm, Yoxford. Buried at Middleton (Holy Trinity) Churchyard. Ldg Seaman Baconís death was recorded at HMS Pembroke. HMS Pembroke was the Royal Navy Shore Establishment at Chatham

BAGGOTT

Norton

Private 329172, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 27/05/1917. Age 32. Husband of May Constance Baggott of Middleton. Buried at Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery

BEDWELL

Frederick George Charles

Lance Sergeant S/10046, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 03/09/1918. Age 25. Son of Mr C Bedwell of 43 Cumberland Road, Plaistow, London. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

DOY

Albert

Private 3114, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/07/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

EDMUNDS

Edward

MM. Private 326184, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 15/10/1918. Age 20. Son of Mrs Eliza E Edmunds of 12 Holly Cottages, East Bridge, Theberton. Buried at East Bridge Primitive Methodist Chapelyard.

EVERITT

Jethro

Private 329451, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 26/09/1917. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial

FORSDICKE

Harry George

Private 3198, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/02/1917. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

FREE

Robert

Private 200925, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 02/05/1917. Age 28. Son of Baker Simon Free and Betsy Free of Middleton. husband of Florence Eleanor Free of 8 Station Road, Woodbridge. Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

FREEMAN

Frederick

Stoker 2938S, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS Vanguard. Died 09/07/1917. Age 23. Son of Harriett J Freeman of Mill Street, Middleton. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. While at anchor in Scapa Flow, on 9th July 1917, HMS Vanguard suffered an enormous explosion, believed to have been set off by unstable cordite. Only three of her crew of over 800 survived

GEATER

Wilfred Hugh

Private 238033, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 23/04/1917. Age 22. Son of Frederick Joseph and Rosa Geater of Yankee Lodge, Middleton. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

HADINGHAM

Harold Herbert

Sapper 360688, 24th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 10/11/1918. Age 27. Son of Arthur and Charlotte Hadingham of Middleton. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Sapper Hadingham is also commemorated on the Yoxford War Memorial

KIRKHAM

Henry

Private 30825, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/09/1917. Age 32. Son of Richard and Catherine Kirkham of Hawthorn Cottage, Middleton. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

LING

George

Private 57250, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 11/01/1918. Born in, and resident of, Middleton. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial

MARJORAM

Edgar Harry

Engineman 3677ES, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter Ben Bui. Died 09/07/1916. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. HM Drifter Ben Bui was requisitioned by the Admiralty for the duration for the war and then returned to its owners. The cause of Engineman Marjoramís death is not known

MAYHEW

Burton

Private 202084, 2nd/6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 30/03/1918. Born in, and resident of, Middleton. Buried at Braine-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery

NOY

Hugh Montague

Able Seaman J/23389, Royal Navy. HMS Inflexible. Died 18/03/1915. Age 18. Son of William John and Kate Noy of Mill Street, Middleton. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. On 18th March 1915, the battlecruiser HMS Inflexible was involved in the bombardment of Dardanelles forts. She began to withdraw after receiving 9 hits from shells and then struck a mine. She was firstly beached to effect emergency repairs before proceeding to Malta

PEPPER

Albert

Private 14995, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/03/1918. Born in Middleton. Buried at Croix-Du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck

PHILLIPS

Albert Arthur

Private 15126, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/09/1916. Born in Middleton. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

RANDLE

Edward Lancelot

Private 43790, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/06/1917. Age 19. Son of Edward and Louisa Randle of Rectory Road, Middleton. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

SMITH

Walter

Private 46339, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 05/05/1918. Born Middleton. Buried at Chocques Military Cemetery

Last updated 12 November, 2006

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