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PLAYFORD WAR MEMORIAL

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The Palyford war memorial can be found inside the parish church and takes the form of a marble plaque and a stained glass window. Listed are the names of 9 men who gave their lives during World War 1. The memorial was unveiled 21st March 1920, the dedication was by Venerable J G R Darling; funds were raised by public subscription to cover the £235 15s 0d costs of the memorial; the builders were Messrs James Powell and Sons. Details were reported in the East Anglian Daily Times 22nd March 1920.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING PARISHIONERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE KING AND COUNTRY DURING THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

BARKER

John

Private 53007, 141st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 08/11/1916. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

HILL

Frank Cyril

Private 11996, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 01/02/1915. Age 22. Son of George and Eliza Hill of Playford. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

PRENDERGAST

Charles

Private 44071, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 22/08/1918. Buried at Berlin South-Western Cemetery

PRIME

William George

Gunner 59184, 90th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 31/10/1917. Age 20. Son of William and Clara Prime of 61 Orwell Road, Ipswich. Native of Playford. Buried at Solferino Farm Cemetery

MANNING

Frederick George

Lance Corporal 3/3885, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 23/08/1916. Age 19. Born at Theberton. Buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery

SCARLETT

Alfred John

Private 8584, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 15/03/1917. Age 23. Son of Sydney and Eliza Scarlett of Playford Corner, Rushmere, Ipswich. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial

SHERWOOD

Frederick Herbert

Trooper 802, 1st Australian Light Horse. Died 07/08/1915. Age 29. Son of Samuel Robert and Mary Elizabeth Sherwood of Playford. Buried at Quinn’s Post Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey

SHERWOOD

Harold Samuel

Trooper 821, 1st Australian Light Horse. Died 07/08/1915. Age 25. Son of Samuel Robert and Mary Elizabeth Sherwood of Playford. Buried at Quinn’s Post Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey

WARD

Arthur Stephen

Lance Corporal 200935, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment – Died 29/04/1917. Age 21. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Arthur Ward of Playford. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery

This tablet and the East window of this church are offered in token of thanksgiving for the preservation victory and peace

Last updated 21 November, 2006

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