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RATTLESDEN WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorials are to be found under a dedicated stained, three light, glass window erected intially for World War 1 and then encompassing World War 2 in Rattlesden Parish Church. The window's three lights depict on the left the Sacrifice iof isaac, in the centre St George and on the right David & Goliath above these are the upper lights which depict Armour. The brass plaque for World War 1 is inscribed with 36 names of the men who fell; the plaque cost £160 raised by public subscription and was unveiled 30 October 1920, the architect/designer/founder was Mr William Aikman. Details appeared in the Bury and Norwich Post 5 November 1920. A further brass plaque has been sited under the window dedicated on the 11 November 1962 to the three men who fell in World War 2; this plaque cost £25 and the architect/designer/founder was Mr A A Green.

Photographs copyright © Helen Steed 2012

IT WAS COUNTED UNTO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS
THE BATTLE IS THE LORD'S AND HE WILL GIVE YOU INTO OUR HANDS
THIS WINDOW WAS ERECTED IN 1920 TO THE MEMORY OF THE 26 RATTLESDEN MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

ALEXANDER Archibald [Bertie]
Private 55268, 8th Battalion, North Staffordshire regiment. Died 4 December 1918. Aged 19. Son of Harry and Ellen Alexander, of Top Rd., Rattlesden, Suffolk. Native of Rattlesden. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XLVII. Row A. Grave 18.
ARTIST Philip
Lance Corporal 2569, 54th battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds 20 July 1916. Aged 32. Born Pontefract, Yorkshire. Son of James and Bathsheba Artist, of Church House, Rattlesden, Suffolk. Farm labourer by trade. Educated at Elementary School.Previously had served with the Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 9. Australian War Memorial details
BURTON George
Private 5161, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment attached 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 1 October 1916. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Rattlesden. Son of George and Jane Burton, of 8, Domville Grove, Albany Rd., Camberwell, London. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 11.
BYE Albert [Henry]
Private 3/10390, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Aged 19. Born Rattlesden, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of A. J. Punchard (formerly Bye), of 1, Council Cottages, Latchingdon, Chelmsford, and the late Harry H. Bye. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 Cand 2 A.

CLARKE Reginald
No further information currently available
COBBOLD Frederick [William]
Private G/48173, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of Londion Regiment). Killed in action 14 December 1917. Born and resident Rattlesden, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mr. E. Cobbold, of Low Rd., Rattlesden, Bury St. Edmund's. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 10.
DAVEY Charles [William]
Serjeant G/9755, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 22 September 1917. Aged 34. Born and resident Rattlesden, enlisted BAtersea, Surrey. Husband of Alice Davey, of 8, Council Houses, Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XKIV. Row F. Grave 36.
GLADWELL Frederick [E]
Private 17/510, 17th Battalion (N.E.R. Pioneers), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 29 July 1917. Aged 25. Born Rattlesden, enlisted York. Son of James Edward and Sarah Anna Gladwell. Native of Rattlesden, Bury St. Edmund's. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 1.
GOWERS Thomas [William]
Acting Serjeant 5221, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Rattlesden. Son of Frederick and Kate Gowers, of The Brewers Arms, Rattlesden, Suffolk. His brother Walter also fell [see below]. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row R. Grave 5.
GOWERS Walter
Lance Corporal 10723, 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 22 December 1914. Aged 22. Born Rattlesden, enlisted Ipswich, resident Suffolk. Son of Frederick and Kate Gowers, of The Brewer's Arms, Rattlesden, Bury St. Edmunds. His brother Thomas William also fell [see above]. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 and 16.
HURRELL James
Private 3/8706, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1915. Born rattlesden, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL. West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

KNIGHTS John [William]
Lance Serjeant 5249, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Rattlesden. Son of John and Lucy Knights, of High Town Green, Rattlesden, Bury St. Edmund's. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.

LEE George
No further information currently available
LEVETT Horace [Abram]
Private T/207015, 8th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 23 March 1918. Born Newmarket, enlisted and resident Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 290107, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15.
MATTHEWS Sidney
Corporal DM2/154434, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in East Africa 8 March 1918. Born Rattlesden, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Hammersmith. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot 6. Row J. Grave 1.
MAYES David
Privarte 5005 [SDGW] or G/5265 [CWGC], 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Rattlesden. Son of William and Annie Mayes, of High Town Green, Rattlesden, Bury St. Edmund's. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row T. Grave 2.
ORRISS Thomas [Albert]
Private 47678, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 22. Born Rattlesden, enlisted Stowmarket. Son of Thomas and Emily Orriss, of Buxhall Fen St., Stowmarket, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.
POOLE Arthur
In 1911 he is listed as aged 14, Farm Labourer, born Rattlesden, resident Poy St Green, Rattlesden, Woolpit. No further information currently available
SNELL Herbert [Durham]
Private 42756, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24 October 1916. Aged 27. Born Hitcham, enlisted and resident Rattlesden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Durham, of Poystreet Green, Rattlesden, Bury St. Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.

SPARKES Reginald [Augustus]
Private 5316, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Rattlesden. Husband of Elizabeth Sparkes, of High St., Rattlesden, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot 1. Row J. Grave 7.
SPARKES William
No further information currently available
STEGGLES Albert
Private 24827, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Rattlesden circa 1888, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Thomas and Jane Steggles, of Potash, Rattlesden. Grocer's Assistant in 1911. Brother of George (below). Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 14.
STEGGLES Benjamin
Private 4365, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 27 August 1916. Aged 35. Born Rattlesden, enlisted Stowmarket. Son of Edward and Susan Steggles, of The Forge, Rattlesden, Suffolk. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 26. Grave 21.
STEGGLES Frank
Private 22832, "B" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 28 July 1916. Aged 23. Born Rattlesden, enlisted Bishop Auckland. Son of Harry and Julia Steggles, of Bird's Green Corner, Rattlesden, Suffolk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais. France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 8.
STEGGLES George
Private 26917, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 23 April 1916. Aged 31. Born Rattlesden circa 1874, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Edward and Susan Steggles, of Potash, Rattlesden. in 9111 he was a Farm Labourer. Brother of Albert (above). Buried in the far corner of RATTLESDEN BAPTIST CHAPELYARD, Suffolk.
STEGGLES Harold
Private 46635, 36th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 30 November 1917. Born Rattlesden, enlisted Stowmarket. Formerly 13982, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 13.
JESU MERCYIN THE MEMORY OF
BAKER Frederick
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KING Arthur
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LARTER George [Robert]
Aircraftman 1st Class 1129837, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died from Beriberi and Acute Enteritus as a Japanese Prisoner of War 21 February 1945. Aged 39. Son of Mrs. F. E. Larter, of Rattlesden, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Kranji, Singapore. Column 454.

He arrived at Sandakan Prisoner of War Camp bteween 8th and 18th April 1943, PoW Number 2684. He died, aged 39, at Maringan (East of Tampias) and was buried beside the track where he died.

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