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PEASENHALL WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Peasenahll war memorial can be found outside the parish churchyard and takes the form of a Celtic cross on a two stepped base with a bronze plaque. They contain the names of 26 men who gave their lives during World War 1 and 5 in World War 2. The memorial was unveiled 26th June 1921 by Lieutenant-Colonel F W Turner.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN CONNECTED WITH THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

ALLEN

Arthur Henry

Private 15055, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/12/1915. Born at Peasenhall. Buried at the White House Cemetery

BACON

Percy William

Lance Corporal S/27076, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 13/04/1917. Husband of E R Kelly (formerly Bacon) of 265 Salem Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Born at Peasenhall. Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

BLACKFORD

Arthur James

Private PS/94, 19th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 17/01/1916. Age 21. Son of Arthur Albert James Smyth Blackford and Adela Fanny Blackford of 4 Avondale Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth. Buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension

BURGESS

Thomas Fowles

Private 9433, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10/03/1915. Age 19. Born at Peasenhall. Buried at Le Treport Military Cemetery

COLE

Alfred

Pioneer 85783, 406th (Renfrew) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 22/04/1918. Age 34. Son of Samuel Cole. husband of Jessie Emily Cole of 19 Brograve Road, Tottenham, London. Born at Peasenhall. Buried at Gonnehem British Cemetery

DAVIS

Thomas Reginald

Private 30807, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/04/1918. Age 27. Son of Thomas Henry and Mary Davis of Heathfields, Ipswich. Born at Yoxford. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial

HILL

Albert William

Second Corporal 51877, 102nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 30/09/1916. Age 37. Son of William Hill of Wortham, Diss, Norfolk. husband of Bertha Hill of 78 Cumberland Street, Woodbridge. Employee of the Peasenhall Drill Works. Buried at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont

HOWARD

George

MM. Sergeant 1861, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/08/1916. Age 20. Son of Charles Napier Howard of Hackney Road, Peasenhall. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

KERRIDGE

George

Private 17023, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 01/10/1915. Born at Sibton. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial

NEWSON

Herbert William Montague

Private 24804, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/09/1917. Born at Wrentham. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial

NEWSON

Robert

Private G/35150, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 13/11/1916. Buried at Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel

NICHOLS

Reginald

Lance Corporal 9589, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 14/04/1917. Age 19. Son of William Charles and Emma Nichols of Hilton's Farm, Peasenhall. Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

OXBURROW

Wallace James

Private TF/238044, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 12/11/1917. Born at Bredfield. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

PEARCE

John William

Private 18076, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/07/1916. Age 21. Son of Mr and Mrs Pearce of The Knoll, Peasenhall. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

PEPPER

Elwin L

Private 2670, Pay Office(Cairo), Army Pay Corps. Died 07/02/1916. Buried at Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

QUINTON

William John

Believed to be Private 37995, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 20/09/1917. Age 28. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Peasenhall Memorial shows Private Quinton to be a member of the Royal Fusiliers

READ

Charles William

Private 7549, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 25/09/1915. Age 21. Son of William and Elizabeth Read of Gooderham's Farm, Clopton. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial

READ

Herbert

Private 9485, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 25/05/1915. Son of William and Elizabeth Read of Rose Cottage, Peasenhall. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

ROSE

William

Driver 184276, 241st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 11/09/1917. Age 24. Son of Mrs M J Rose of Church House, Peasenhall. Buried at Gwalia Cemetery

ROWE

Herbert William

Private 201235, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 23/03/1918. Age 25. Son of Mrs Alice Rowe of The Knoll, Peasenhall. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

ROWE

William

Private TR 10/7235, 22nd Battalion, Training Reserve. Died 21/05/1917. Age 18. Son of Mr E Rowe of The Causeway, Peasenhall. Buried at Peasenhall Cemetery. Private Rowe’s death was recorded at Cambridge

ROWE

Walter Edward

Private G/25863, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 26/10/1917. Age 19. Son of Herbert and Mary A Rowe of Langley Cottage, Peasenhall. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

SELF

Albert E

Sapper 51033, 97th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 22/03/1918. Born in Saxmundham. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

SELF

Ernest Alfred

Private 3998, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 29/08/1916. Age 27. Son of the late George and Sarah Self of Peasenhall. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

SIMPSON

George Victor

Private 93899, 259th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 25/05/1917. Age 29. Son of George and Annie Simpson of Peasenhall. Buried at Nairobi South Cemetery

SPRINGTHORPE

Arthur Edward

Private 11338, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 21/10/1918. Born in Rutlandshire. Buried at Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny

1939-1945

BURKISS

Richard Wilberforce

Captain 44506, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 24/05/1940. Buried at Cretinier Cemetery, Wattrelos

SAWYER

Arthur Daniel

Aircraftman 1st Class 1425860, 21 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24/12/1942. Age 19. Son of Frank Edward and Alice May Sawyer of Peasenhall. Buried at Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery. At the time if AC1 Sawyer’s death, 21 Squadron were flying Lockheed Ventura, operating out of Methwold. On 6th December, 21 Squadron was one of the squadrons which made the daring low-level attack on the Phillips radio and valve factory at Eindhoven. how this equates to AC1 Sawyer’s burial in Calcutta is unknown.

STIFF

Richard William

Flight Sergeant 1335635, 423 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13/11/1943. Age 20. Son of Lily Stiff and stepson of George Pearce of Peasenhall. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Formed at RAF Station Oban, Scotland on 18 May 1942, 423 General Reconnaissance Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, soon re-deployed to RAF Station Castle Archdale, Northern Ireland, flying Short Sunderland.

TENNYSON

Charles Julian

Captain 137391, 6th Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 07/03/1945. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma

TENNYSON

Frederick Penrose

Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HMS Dunluce Castle. Died 07/07/1941. Age 28. Connection to Peasenhall unknown. Buried at Dunfermline (Douglas Bank) Cemetery. HMS Dunluce Castle was a depot ship anchored in Scapa Flow. her many duties included storing ships, providing temporary accommodation for crew waiting their ships and housing survivors from the Russian convoys

Last updated 21 November, 2006

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