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RENDHAM CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The Renham Congregational war memorial is in the form of a framed and glazed roll of honour with hand written inscription now kept in St Michael’s Parish Church, Rendham. The names are in two columns divided by a, once red, line with fleur-de-lis decoration at top and bottom. There is a rectangular border consisting of outer red fillets and inner black fillets of different widths; within this is a frieze of berried laurel tied in six places with crossed ribbons which curve into a centre top roundel containing a ribboned laurel wreath. The leaves are a faded green and the laurel berries, and some lettering, are a faded red. The centre laurel wreath is against a black background with white outer and inner border. At the base of the laurel border is a stepped central section where the laurel leaves are interrupted by an open book.

To the GLORY OF GOD and in sacred memory of the undermentioned members of this church and congregation who gave their lives in the cause of freedom during the Great War 1914-1919

1914-1918

WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR
KING AND COUNTRY DURING THE GREAT WAR

BARHAM

Frederick

MM. Private 201162, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 22/08/1918. Age 22. Son of Herbert and Eliza Barham of Dernford Hall Cottage, Sweffling. Buried at Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. Private Barham is also commemorated on the Sweffling Memorial

BASDEN

Maurice Duncan

Second Lieutenant, 16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles), attached 27 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 20/05/1916. Age 21. Son of Mr and Mrs Duncan F Basden of 26 Thurlow Road, Hampstead, London. Buried at Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier. Formed at Hounslow on 5 November 1915 from a nucleus provided by No. 24 Squadron, No.27 became the first squadron to be fully equipped with the Martinsyde G100 'Elephant'. Although intended as a fighter, the aircraft found itself more suited to reconnaissance and bombing missions after moving to France in March 1916. It wasn't until the autumn of 1917 that DH4 light bombers replaced the G100s, and these remained with the Squadron for the remainder of the war.

BATLEY

Charles

Private PW/6380, 16th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 24/12/1916. Age 41. Son of John and Mary Batley, of Cransford. husband of Alice May Woods (formerly Batley) of Badingham. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Private Batley is also commemorated o the Sweffling memorial

CHURCHYARD

Frederick Arthur

Private 14702, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 01/07/1916. Born at Bruisyard. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Private Churchyard is also commemorated on the Bruisyard memorial

COLLETT

Norman C

Probationary Flying Officer, Royal Navy Air Service. Died 29/01/1918. Age 18. Buried at Bromley (Plaistow) Cemetery. Probationary Flight Officer Collett’s death is recorded at Lincoln

DENNY

Morris F

Corporal 9843, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 29/10/1914. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Corporal Denny is also commemorated on the Sweffling memorial

DENNY

William Stanley

Driver T/2609, 517th Horse Transport Company, 60th London Division Train, Army Service Corps. Died 22/08/1916. Buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St-Eloi. Driver Denny is also commemorated on the Sweffling memorial

EMENY

Stanley Walter

Believed to be Able Seaman J/19244, Royal Navy, HM Submarine E4. Died 28/01/1918. Age 21. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Emeney of Doctors Lane, Laxfield. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Whilst carrying out anti submarine exercises in the North Sea, HMS E41 acting as a target, had begun a surface passage of 12 knots when HMS E4’s periscope appeared 50 yards off her starboard bow, on a collision course. E41 stopped her engines but not before E4 collided forward of the bridge. E41 began to take in water through the forward battery compartment and began to sink by the bow. In less than two minutes the conning tower was under the water. HMS Firdrake, who had been monitoring the exercise, took less than two minutes to reach the scene of the collision to pick up survivors. There were no survivors from E4. Both submarines were eventually located, salvaged and returned to service. Recorded on the Roll of Honour as Samuel EMENY

GODBOLD

Ernest James Runnacles

Private 40051, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 05/11/1916. Age 26. Son of Samuel and Hannah Godbold of Rendham. Buried at Merville Communal Cemetery Extension. Private Godbold is also recorded on the memorial within St Michael’s Church, Rendham

GOODWIN

William

Private 9532, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/04/1917. Age 20. Son of William and Florance Goodwin of Gull Cottage, Sweffling. Buried at Roclincourt Valley Cemetery. Private Goodwin is also commemorated on the Sweffling memorial

HAMMOND

Arthur

Corporal 13515, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 24/08/1915. Age 19. Son of Mr and Mrs G Hammond of Old Farm, Blaxhall. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Corporal Hammond is also commemorated on the Blaxhall memorial

LAST

Ernest

Private 128002, 23rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 21/09/1918. Age 19. Son of William and May Last of Potash Farm, Dallinghoo, born at Bruisyard. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Private Last is also commemorated on the Bruisyard memorial

LEGGETT

Ernest Edgar

Private 14945, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 16/06/1917. Age 26. Son of Albert and the late Sarah Leggett of Sweffling. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Private Leggett is also commemorated on the Sweffling memorial

MOSS

Albert

Private 24752, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 15/04/1918. Age 35. Eldest son of the late David and Mary Ann Moss of Riverside, The Street, Rendham. husband of Ellen Harriet Moss of Low Road, Sweffling. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Private Moss is also commemorated on the Sweffling memorial

NEAL

James

Private 27869, 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 05/10/1918. Born in Bruisyard. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Private Neal is also commemorated on the Bruisyard memorial

NICHOLLS

William

Private 3/8939, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/11/1916. Age 20. Son of James and Mary Ann Nicholls of Church Street, Bruisyard. Buried at Queens Cemetery, Puisieux. Private Nicholls is also commemorated on the Bruisyard memorial

NICHOLLS

Frederick

Private 17075, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 06/07/1917. Son of William and Mary Ann Nicholls of Mill Road, Bruisyard. Buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe. Private Nicholls is also commemorated on the memorial plaque within St Michael’s church, Rendham

SHERWOOD

Francis Frederick

Private 29868, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 18/10/1916. Age 23. Born at Sweffling, resident in Framlingham. Buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery. Private Sherwood is also commemorated on the Sweffling memorial

SMITH

Albert Edward

Private 31613, 13th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 24/09/1917. Age 27. Son of Alfred and Matilda Smith of Mill House, Sweffling. Buried at Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery. Private Smith is also commemorated on the Sweffling memorial

STOPHER

Kenyon

Private 14946, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10/04/1917. Age 19. Son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Stopher of Great Glemham Road, Sweffling. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Private Stopher is also commemorated on the Sweffling memorial

STOPHER

George Alfred

Private 15976, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/05/1917. Age 21. Son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Stopher of Sweffling. Buried at Warlincourt Halte, British Cemetery, Saulty. Private Stopher is also commemorated on the Sweffling memorial

SWANN

George

Private 18088, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/07/1916. Age 28. Son of Mr and Mrs W Swann of Cransford. husband of W Swann of Framlingham. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery

TYE

George Lewis

Private 26300, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 24/03/1917. Age 38. Son of Samuel and Maria Tye of Sweffling. husband of Alice Tye of Sweffling. Buried at Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras. Private Tye is also commemorated on the Sweffling memorial

WOODS

James

Corporal 3710, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/02/1917. Age 19. Son of Mrs Harriett E Woods of Rendham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

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