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OTLEY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Otley war memorial can be found inside the parish church and takes the form of a brass plaque mounted in marble-red frame. It contains the names of 12 men who gave their lives during World War 1 and 3 in World War 2 (these three have so far been omitted from the transcription here). Its final unveiling was 10th December 1947, the masons were Messrs. Gathorp and Sons. There were two memorials in Otley - at the Parish Church and Baptist Church – a new single village memorial was dedicated on 11th November 2006 at 11.00, in the village outside the Post Office.

1914-1918

BROWN

Sidney

Private 24315, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 22/10/1916. Age 19. Son of Harry and Anna Brown of 46 Sussex Road, Lowestoft. Buried at Amara War Cemetery

BURROWS

George William

Corporal 320781, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10/12/1917. Born at Framlingham. Buried at the Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel

CAMBIE

Edward Maurice Baldwin

Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 01/07/1916. Age 22. Son of the Rev Dr Cambie and Mrs S R Cambie of Saxlingham Rectory, Norwich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

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DENNETT

Percy James Claude

Private 202764, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 09/08/1917. Son of James Dennett of 18 Ranelagh Road, Ispwich. Resident of Swilland. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

FINBOW

Benjamin James

Private G/15412, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 18/04/1917. Age 26. Son of David and Hannah Finbow of Otley. Buried at Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London. Private Finbow’s death is recorded at Lambeth

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GARNHAM

Arthur Edward

Private 26357, "E" Company, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/04/1916. Age 20. Son of George and Elizabeth Garnham of Gibraltar Road, Otley. Buried at Otley (St Mary) Churchyard. Private Garnham’s death is recorded at Tendring

GOSTLING

William

Private 18350, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/12/1917. Born at Framsden. Commemorated on the Chatby Memorial. On 30 December 1917 the Hospital Transport Ship Aragon was torpedoed and sunk while entering the port of Alexandria, with the loss of 380 officers and men of the Commonwealth forces

LAST

George Charles

Rifleman 2518, "G" Company, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 14/03/1915. Age 30. Son of Mrs Prudence Elizabeth Last of 46A Church Street, Harwich, born Otley. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

LEACH

Benjamin

Private 3/10119. 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/03/1918. Age 40. Born at Dallinghoo. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

LEACH

William

Private 8151, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 05/02/1915. Age 22. Son of Mrs Maria Diggens of Rose Cottage, Sotherton, Henham. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

MOSS

Harry James

Private 41164, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 02/09/1918. Age 19. Son of Charles and Harriet Eliza Moss of Otley Road, Framsden, Stowmarket, Born at Otley. Buried at Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny

MOSS

Oliver

Private 70285, 18th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 31/07/1917. Age 28. Son of Charles and Harriet Eliza Moss of Otley Road, Framsden, Stowmarket, Born at Otley. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

NUNN

Wilfred Maurice

Private 13104, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/07/1916. Age 17. Son of Frederick and Rosa Nunn of Woodbridge. Buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery

OSBORNE

Walter Gray

Private 31759, 9th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 09/09/1918. Age 29. Son of William and Hannah Osborne of Otley. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

RAMSEY

James Allen

Private 108163, 25th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died 06/12/1918. Age 31. Husband of May E Ramsey of 58 George Lane, Lewisham, Born at Hollesley. Buried at Lewisham (Ladywell) Cemetery. Private Ramsey’s death was recorded at Sedgefield

RUFFLES

Cyril William

Private G/33171, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 20/11/1917. Resident of Otley. Buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich

RUFFLES

Hubert Harold Hugh

Private G/24460, 1st Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 29/06/1917. Born at Otley, resident of Swilland. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

SAWYER

James John

Private 35832, 39th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 17/07/1918. Age 24. Son of James and Ellen Sawyer of Otley. Buried at Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany

SHERSTON

Somerset Arthur

MC. Captain, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, attached 2nd Battalion. Died 09/05/1915. Age 35. Son of Major C D Sherston JP of Evercreech, Somerset. husband of Dorothy Sherston. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial

SHIPP

William

Corporal 15987, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 02/04/1918. Born in, and resident of, Otley. Buried at Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Somme)

STAFF

Arthur

Believed to be Private G/21719, 1st Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 23/10/1918. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

STORER

Arthur W

Believed to be Ordinary Seaman SS/8555(ch), Royal Navy, HMS Pembroke. Died 04/07/1918. Age 18. Buried at Greenford Park Cemetery, Middlesex. Ordinary Seaman Storer’s death was recorded at Medway, Kent. HMS Pembroke was the Royal Navy Shore Establishment at Chatham

WRIGHT

Walter

Lance Corporal 631106, 2nd/20th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 30/04/1918. Born at Clopton. Buried at the Jerusalem War Cemetery

Last updated 27 December, 2006

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