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PARHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Parham war memorial can be found inside the parish church and takes the form of a two marble plaques, one white, one red, mounted one above the other. They contain the names of 7 men who gave their lives during World War 1 and 1 in World War 2. The second memorial was unveiled 13th October 1948. There is also a Roll of Honour (not transcribed) which unusally contains not only the names of those who went to war but also the names of six men who volunteered bu "failed to pass military tests".

THANKS BE TO GOD FOR THE
HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF PARHAM WHO DIED SERVING THEIR COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR
ANNO DOMINI 1914-1918

FOSTER

William

Private 200259, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/08/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

FRIEND

William Harry

Private 8741, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 19/02/1915. Age 29. Son of Mr and Mrs Steven Friend of Ivy Farm, North Green, Parham. Buried at Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery

MEADOWS

William

Private 30693, 29th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, transferred to 13th Company, Labour Corps. Died 09/01/1918. Buried at Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery

NICHOLLS

Albert Henry

Private 27906, Suffolk Regiment transferred to Labour Corps. Died 15/11/1918. Age 27. Buried at Parham (St Mary) Churchyard. Private Nicholls’ death is recorded at Plomesgate

NORRIS

Charles

Private 45805, 2nd/6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 03/04/1918. Buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery

ROPER

William Clarence

Private 2164, "D" Squadron 1st Suffolk Yeomanry. Died 18/05/1916. Age 20. Son of Mr and Mrs John Roper of Parham. Buried at Suez War Memorial Cemetery

SHIPLEY

Charles

Rifleman, 212369, 23rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 22/05/1919. Commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton. The Hollybrook Memorial commemorates by name almost 1,900 servicemen and women of the Commonwealth land and air forces whose graves are not known, many of whom were lost in transports or other vessels torpedoed or mined in home waters. The memorial also bears the names of those who were lost or buried at sea, or who died at home but whose bodies could not be recovered for burial. The cause of Private Shipley’s death is unknown

TELL YE TOUR CHILDREN OF IT AND LET YOUR CHILDREN TELL THEIR CHILDREN

1939-1945

WHITING

Ernest Percy

Gunner 1532426, 151Battery, 51 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery Died 16/07/1941 Age 21 Connection to Parham unknown Buried at Durnbach War Cemetery

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THEN THIS

Last updated 21 November, 2006

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