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SOUTHWOLD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Mick Tilley 2007

The memorial takes the form of a Cornish granite Celtic cross that stands beside Bartholomew Green just outside St Edmund's Church. Tyhe memorial was unveiled by Mr R F B Coling, and dedicated by the Venrable J G R Darling, on 3rd July 1921. The cost was met by public subscription amounting to £243 5s 3d; the builders were Messrs R J Allen & Son. Details appeared in the Eastern Daily Press 5th July 1921 and the Suffolk Chronicle 8th July 1921. The memorial was cleaned in 1989. There are 52 names for those who fell in World War 1, 20 names of servicemen who fell in World War 2 and a further 13 names for civilians that died during World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Helen Steed 2012

TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF OUR
FELLOW-TOWNSMEN WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR.
1914-1918

BARBER

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BLOWERS

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BOYDEN

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BROWN

James Edward
Private 33338, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 4 December 1916. Born and enlisted Southwold. Formerly 4141, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 28.

BURLEY

Alec [James]
Lance Corporasl 20797, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 13 December 1915. Born and resident Southwold, enlisted London. Formerly 13260, Norfolk Regiment. Buried at HILL 10 CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot V. Row A. Grave 6.

CANNELL

William
Private 3/9872, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 June 1917. Aged 24. Born Southwold, enlisted Ipswich. Son of John and Phoebe Cannell, of 3, Town Farm Cottages, Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 17.

COBB

Arthur J
Private 4385, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 3 August 1916. Born Southwold, enlisted Colchester, Essex, resident Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.

COOPER

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COOPER

George [Henry]
Deck Hand 10074DA, H.M. Trawler "James Seckar", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost with all hands, presumed missing, 25 September 1917. Aged 19. Baptised 3 December 1899 in Southwold. Son of Elizabeth Sophia Bokenham Rogers (formerly Cooper), of 19, Church St., Southwold, Suffolk, and the late Richard John Cooper. In the 1901 cencus he was aged 2, resident with his parents, Richard J and Elizabeth S B Cooper, near Trinity Street, Southwold, Blything, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 26.

DAVIS

John Richard
Private R4/062643, 4th Base Remount Depot, Army Service Corps. Died 12 June 1916. Aged 38. Enlisted Ormskirk, Lancashire, resident Southwold, Suffolk. Son of William James Davis and Elisabeth Davis, of Southwold; husband of Blanche Amelia Francis Davis, of 6, Spinners Lane, High St., Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 93.

DEDMAN

[Richard] Arthur
Private G/18889, "A" Company, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East kent Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Southwold. Husband of Alice Dedman, of 9, East Green, Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

EDWARDS

George Robert
Private G/27771, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Southwold. Son of George M. and Emily Edwards, of 9, North Green, Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

EMERSON

Victor [Robertson]
Private 78959, 18th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died from Influenzal Broncho Pneumonia 17 November 1918, contracted while on active service. Aged 32. Son of Robertson Emerson, of Summer Hill, Fakenham, Norfolk; husband of Annie Eliza Emerson (nee Bedingfield), of 17, Blyth Terrace, Southwold, Suffolk, married at the parish church Southwold 15 October 1911. Attested 17 November 1915, at Lowestoft, joined 2 June 1916 as Private 28263, 3rd Battalion, Essex Regiment, aged 29 years 11 months, born Gressenhall, Norfolk, resident The Croft, Reydon, Southwold, Grocer's Assistant by trade, married, heoght 5 feet 4½ inches, weight 113 lbs, chest 35 inches, transferred as Private 40190, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment then finally transferred to 25th Battalion subsequently 18th Battalion, Welsh Regiment 11 July 1918. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row B. Grave 9.

ENGLISH

Charles [William]
Seaman 5518/A, H.M.S. "Pembroke", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 26 September 1916. Aged 21. Born 30 August 1895 in Southwold. Church of England. Son of Ellis C and Sarah English, of 2 Blackshire Cottages, Southwold, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Southwold, resident with his parents, Ellis C and Sally J English, and his brother George (below), at 44, Bank Alley, Southwold, Blything, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Southwold, a Fisherman, resident with his parents, Ellis Chapman and Sally Jane English, and his brother George (below), at 36 Church Street, Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, Kent. Church of England. Naval. Row 26. Grave 1370.

ENGLISH

George [Ellis]
Baptised 3 June 1894 in Southwold. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Southwold, resident with his parents, Ellis C and Sally J English, and his brother Charles (above), at 44, Bank Alley, Southwold, Blything, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Southwold, working Boots Hotel, resident with his parents, Ellis Chapman and Sally Jane English, and his brother Charles (above), at 36 Church Street, Southwold, Suffolk.

FRYETT

Thomas
Gunner 48049 [SDGW] or 48039 [CWGC], 32nd Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 27 october 1916. Born Southwold, enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 8.

GEE

George
Gunner 885263, "B" Battery, 108th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26 August 1918. Aged 41. Born Southwold, enlisted Halesworth. Husband of Dinah Gee, of I, Holton Terrace, Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row I. Grave 4.

GOLDSMITH

Bertie [Hurr]
Able Seaman 2248, H.M.S. "Aboukir", Royal Navy. Drowned in the North Sea when his ship was sunk by a German submarine 22 September 1914. Aged 28. Born 17 April 1886 in Southwold, Suffolk. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Goldsmith, of Southwold, Suffolk; husband of Minnie M. Goldsmith, of 50, Albany Rd., Chislehurst, Kent. Prior to enlisting he was a labourer. Enlisted 17 April 1904 for 12 years, aged 18, heogh 5 feet 5 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 2.

GOLDSMITH

Mark
Sergeant 3/4214, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born Southwold, enlisted Beccles. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 49 and 50.

GOLDSMITH

Thomas [Mark]
Private 18199, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25 April 1915. Aged 27. Born Southwold, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Husband of Mrs. M. K. Gratz. (formerly Goldsmith), of 57, Allestree Rd., Fulham, London. Buried in POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row K. Grave 36.

GOLDSMITH

William
Private 35829, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 7 June 1917. Aged 20. Born Southwold, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mrs. Rose Runeckles, of 3, East St., Southwold, Suffolk. Formerly M205514, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47.

GREEN

Arthur Robert
Seaman 4873A, H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed when his ship was torpedoed 22 September 1914. Aged 26. Born 7 March 1888 in Southwold. Baptised 6 May 1888 in Southwold. Son of Thomas and Harriet Green, of Southwold, Suffolk. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Suffolk, resident Victoria Street, Blything, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Southwold, Longshore Fisherman, resident with his widowed father, Thomas Green, near Victoria Street, Southwold, Blything, Suffolk. Next of kin listed as his sister, Annie Sharman, of Halesworth Road, Reydon, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8.

GREEN

Henry M
Private 13427, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Born Southwold, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

HURR

James David
Deck Hand, H.M. Trawler "Comrade", Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease 14 November 1918. Aged 30. Son of James and Jane Hurr, of Southwold, Suffolk. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Suffolk, resident with his widowed mother, Jane Hurr, in East Cliff, Southwold, Blything, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Southwold, Suffolk, a seaman, unmarried, docked in Newlyn Harbour, Paul, Cornwall. Next of kin was his sister, Florence, of 2 North Green, Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section L. Grave 19.

JACKSON

William [Hughes]
Able Seaman, S.S. "Primrose" (Southampton), Mercantile Marine. Died when his ship was sunk by gunnery 35 miles SE of Start Point 31 March 1917. Aged 18. Son of Lucretia Jackson (nee Hearn), of 79, Victoria St., Southwold, Suffolk, and the late William John Jackson. Born at Tetney Lock, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

JARVIS, DSM

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Engineman S/2526, H.M. Drifter "Bountiful", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 25 October 1918. Awarded the Distinguioshed Service Medal (D.S.M.). Buried in Buried North East of church in SOUTHWOLD (ST. EDMUND) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.

LADD

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Alfred Ladd servd as Private 896, 1/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. He was discharged 2 November 1915 at Saxmundham as being no longer physically fit for War service. He was aged 38 years 6 months, height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 39 inches. He was discharged as an inmate at the District Asylum, Melton. He had served for 7 years 168 days, including 15 months mobilized service, enlisting 19 May 1908. On 25 July 1915 he tried to commit suicide by cutting his throat and was admitted to Suffolk District Asylum, Melton as being mentally incapacitated. He was the son of Mrs. Ladd, of 6 St. Edwards Road, Southwold; she was also at one time resident at 6 Corporation Cottages, Southwold. He originally enlisted as 188, 4th East Englian (Howitzer) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Before enlistment he had been a gardener for Dr. Mullocks and a servant to Dr. Woollett. He was resident Mill Lane, Southwold.

LADD

Robert John
Seaman 3295A, H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 22 September 1914. Aged 26. Son of Mrs. E. Ladd, of 3, School Green, Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8.

LAWES

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MARTIN

John
Private 13425, "B" Company, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26 September 1915. Aged 18. Son of Thomas Cyril Hague Martin, and Florence Rosa Ann Martin, of Sycamore Cottage, Southwold, Suffolk. Enlisted Sept., 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.

MAYHEW

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MILLS

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Second Lieutenant, 146th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 17 September 1917. Aged 27. Husband of Madeline Mills, of 15, Cumberland Terrace, Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row J. Grave 1.

NELLER

Geoffrey A
Private 13489, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 30 April 1917. Aged 24. Born Southwold, enlisted Ipswich. Son of George and Jane Neller, of 15, York Rd., Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 42.

NELLER

Walter George
Private G/24525, 17th Battalion, Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born Southwold, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 1, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 23.

NEWBLE

Charles [Thomas]
Private 11318, 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 August 1915. Aged 29. Born Folkestone, enlisted Reading, resident Southwold, Suffolk. Son of Mrs. Newble, of I, Market Place, Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 8.

NICHOLS

Harry
Private 202464, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 26. Born Norwich, enlisted Southwold. Son of Henry and Emma Nichols, of 3, Mancroft Yard, Norwich; husband of Emma Nichols, of 4A, Trinity St., Southwold, Suffolk. Formerly 4511, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.

OSBORNE

Leonard
Boy Cook 453SBC, H.M. Drifter "Tuberose", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 31 August 1916. Aged 17. Son of Dorothy Jane Osborne, of 1, Bank Alley, Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 20.

PENDREY

George Henry Maurice
Sergeant MT/2379, Mechanised Transport, South African Service Corps. Died 23 October 1918. Aged 25. Born Southwold. Son of Michael and Eliza Pendrey, of 66, High St., Southwold, Suffolk. Served with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa in 1901, aged 20. Buried in JOHANNESBURG (BRIXTON) CEMETERY, Gauteng, South Africa. Grave E.C. 2884.

RICHES

Percy [Wilfred]
Sapper 140343, 4th Depot Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Mesopotamia 30 June 1916. Born Wrentham, Suffolk, enlisted Guildford, Surrey, resident Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 1.

ROGERS

[Alfred] Sidney
Seaman 4758A, H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 22 September 1914. Aged 29. Son of Edward and Isabella Rogers, of Southwold, Suffolk; husband of Elizabeth Sophia Bokenham Rogers, of 19, Church St., Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8.

RUDD

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SMITH

Diana [Reynolds]
Member 38703, Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. Died 14 April 1919. Aged 22. Born 14 March 1897. Resident Southwold. Buried North of West end of the church in SOUTHWOLD (ST. EDMUND) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.

SPENCE

Benjamin [Alexander]
Private G/25849, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 1 December 1917. Born Southwold, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, Suffolk. Formerly 48527, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 51.

STANNARD

Frederick George
Private 67777, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 11 October 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Southwold. Husband of Mrs. E. K. Stannard, of 20, Church St., Southwold, Suffolk. Formerly 31057, 14th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Buried in MINTY FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 26.

STEDMAN

Herbert [Edward]
Private 72145, 134th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born, enlisted and resident Southwold, Suffolk. Attested 14 October 1915 at Colchester, aged 23 years 10 months, Compositor by trade, height 5 feet 5½ inches, chest 36½ inches. Son of Edward and Rose Stedman, of 22 Church Street, Southwold. Buried in HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 30.

THOMPSON

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TODMAN

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UPCRAFT

Alfred [John]
Engineman 1955TS, H.M. Trawler "Tugela", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 26 June 1916. Son of Elizabeth Upcraft of Southwold, and the late George Upcraft; husband of Edith Ellen Upcraft, of 2, Ventnor Villas, Hurn Crag Rd., Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 19.

UPCRAFT

[Robert] George
Private 43109, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12 October 1916. Aged 25. Son of George and Elizabeth Upcraft, of 42, Victoria St., Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

WATSON

Sidney
Private T/243299, 1/5th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia 21 June 1917. Born Southwold, Suffolk, enlisted Richmond, Surrey, resident Twickenham, Middlesex. Formerly 240711, East Surrey Regiment. Buried at BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot V. Row W. Grave 16.

WILLIAMS

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WINTER

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1939-1945

BLOWERS

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BRINE

Francis Henry Herbert
Sergeant 6561960, 7th (1st Battalion, The London Rifle Brigade) Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 3 November 1942. Aged 35. Son of Francis Nelson Brine and Emily Constance Brine, of Southwold, Suffolk; husband of Joan May Brine. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 73.

BROWN

Frederick [George]
Driver T/280123, 239 Gen. Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7 February 1943. Aged 32. Born 21 November 1910. Son of William and Alice Maud Brown, of Southwold, Suffolk. Gas stoker by trade. In 1939 he was resident at 14 Hotson Road, Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in BONE WAR CEMETERY, ANNABA, Algeria . Plot IV. Row B. Grave 9.

BURRAGE

Kenneth [Cragie]
Joiner 3rd Class D/MX 53832, H.M.S. "Gloucester", Royal Navy. Died 22 May 1941. Aged 32. Son of William Edward and Helen Burrage, of Southwold, Suffolk; husband of Ida Winifred Burrage, of Southwold. No known grave. Commemorated at PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 54, Column 2.

CANNELL

Dennis [Cautley]
Able Seaman C/JX 130433, H.M.S. "Blean", Royal Navy. Died 11 December 1942. Aged 31. Son of William and Harriett Cannell, of Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 53, Column 2.

FOUNTAIN

Frederick
Private 5835493, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 13 June 1943 as a Japanese Prisoner of War. Aged 33. Husband of l (Ivy) Fountain. In the 1939 Register he was a Gardener, born 16 March 1910, reesident with his wife at 19 Lorne Road , Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 58.

HAMMERSLEY

Ernest [Arthur]
Gunner 1831444, 78 Battery, 35 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 3 May 1945. Aged 24. Son of Joseph William and Ethel Maud Hammersley, of Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in LABUAN WAR CEMETERY, Malaysia. Plot L. Row C. Grave 9.

HOWARD

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HURR

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HURST

Geoffrey Snowden
Private 5774712, 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 21 September 1944, captured at Singapore 17 February 1942. Aged 24. Born 7 November 1919. Clerk by trade. Resident 10 Field Stile road, Southwold. Son of James Snowden Hurst, and of Sarah Hurst, of Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 51.

MITCHELL

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NICHOL

Alfred
[Transcribed as NICHOLS] Private S/149290, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 23 May 1940. Buried in SOUTHWOLD (ST. EDMUND) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk. Section P.

PARKE

Donald Arthur
Sergeant 1472604, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 April 1944. Aged 22. Son of Edward Gaymer Parke and Beatrice May Parke, of Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 6. Row B. Grave 10.

RAFTERY

Patrick [Thomas William]
Private 5837468, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 31 December 1944 as a Japanese Prisoner of War. Aged 22. Son of Patrick and Gertrude Dorothy Raftery, of Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 18. Row A. Grave 10.

ROBERTS

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SIMPSON, MBE

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WALE

Thomas Henry
Captain 22414, 231 Battery, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 18 November 1945. Aged 46. Son of Henry Augustus and Helena Wale; husband of Thelma Winifred Wale. of Southwold. Buried in SOUTHWOLD (ST. EDMUND) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk. Section U.

WATERS

Reginald Henry
Gunner 1155367, 110 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27 November 1944. Aged 30. Son of Henry Higham Walters and Jessie Mary Waters, of Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY, Brussels - Capital Region, Belgium. Plot X. Row 26. Grave 54.

WATSON

Arthur Sidney
Petty officer C/JX 125067, H.M.S. "Barham", Royal Navy. Died 25 November 1941. Aged 31. Son of Arthur P. and Amelia R. Watson, of Southwold, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 41, Column 3.

WORRALL

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CIVILIANS KILLED BY
ENEMY ACTION
1939 - 1945

15 May 1943 - Seven fighter-bombers targeting Lowestoft spotted barrage balloons over the port, turned south and flew at 100 feet above Southwold. One bomb destroyed a building in the grounds of St Felix School. Four more hit the town, blowing out the windows of St Edmund’s Church and destroying nearby houses in Hollyhock Square. The Marlborough and Dunwich Hotels were also hit. The majority of civilians (10) on the war memorial plaque were killed in this incident.

BARNES

Mr Ernest
Civilian. Aged 53. Died 16 May 1943. Resident of 9 School Lane, Southwold. Husband of Olive Barnes. Injured May 1943, at Southwold; died at East Suffolk Hospital. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH

FIELD

Mr Frank
Civilian. Aged 50. Died 15 May 1943. Aged 50. Special Constable. Husband of Edna Joyce Field, of 64 Pier Avenue, at 64 Pier Avenue. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH.

FRANCIS

Miss Blanche
Civilian. Aged 80. Died 15 May 1943. Resident of York House, Marlborough Road. Died at York House. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH.

KATINAKIS

Mr George Demetrius

Civilian. Aged 69. Died 15 May 1943. Resident of of 23 Marlborough Road. Son of the late Demetrius Michael and Harriet Fanny Katinakis, of 22 Cleveland Gardens, Kensington, London; husband of Eva Mary Katinakis. Died at 23 Marlborough Road. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH.

Retired Major George Demetrius (Demetrius) Katinakis born 25 July 1873 Bayswater, London was an English first-class cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and made his first-class debut for Hampshire in 1904. He represented the club in the 1906 County Championship, playing in three matches, the last of which came against Somerset.

KATINAKIS

Mrs Eva Mary
Civilian. Aged 45. Died 15 May 1943. Resident of 23 Marlborough Road. Daughter of the late H. and Alice Pearce; wife of George Demetrius Katinakis. Died at 23 Marlborough Road. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH

KETT

Mr M G
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LAND

Mr Alan C
Civilian. Aged 12. Died 15 May 1943. Resident of 8 Church Green. Son of Charles William and Mildred Laura Land. Died at 8 Church Green. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH

LAND

Mr Charles William
Civilian. Aged 39. Died 15 May 1943. A.R.P. Ambulance Service; resident of 8 Church Green. Son of the late Mr. Land, of Barneby; husband of Mildred Laura Land. Died at 8 Church Green. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH.

LAND

Mrs Mildred Laura
Civilian. Aged 38. Died 27 May 1943. Resident of 8 Church Green. Daughter of W. J. Sowter, of The Street, Peasenhall; wife of Charles William Land. At 8 Church Green. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH.

MARTIN

Miss Emma
Civilian. Aged 68. Died 27 May 1943. Resident of 6 Hollyhock Square, Southwold. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Martin, of Sudbury. Injured 15 May 1943, at Southwold; died at East Suffolk Hospital. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH

NAPTHINE

Mr Leslie Myall
Sergeant CH/X 187, Royal Marines. Died 15 May 1943. Aged 37. Son of Samuel and Katie Ann Napthine, of Wrentham; husband of Daisy May Napthine, who died in the same incident. Buried in WRENTHAM OLD CEMETERY, Suffolk. Section Q. Grave 78. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH.

NAPTHINE

Mrs Daisy May
Civilian. Aged 44. Died 15 May 1943. A.R.P. Ambulance Attendant; resident of 6 School Green. Daughter of George and Laura Garrod, of Henstead, Beccles; wife of Sgt. Leslie Myall Napthine, Royal Marines (killed in same incident). Died at 6 School Green. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH

PEARCE

Mrs Alice

Civilian. Aged 75. Died 15 May 1943. Resident of 23 Marlborough Road. Widow of H. Pearce. Died at 23 Marlborough Road. Reporting authority SOUTHWOLD, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH.

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