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SPROUGHTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Jean Austin & Jennifer Jones 2005

The War Memorial is in the Church; the Roll of Honour is in the Vestry. There is a memorial book, compiled in 2003 by Jennifer Jones, in the Parish Church, containing photographs of the graves or memorials of most of the men of the North Samford Benefice (Belstead, Bentley, Burstall, Copdock & Washbrook, Sproughton and Tattingstone) who died in the First World War..

Photographs Copyright © Jean Austin & Jennifer Jones - 2005

Sacred
To the men of Sproughton
Who lost their lives in the Great War
1914 - 1919

ALLDRED

Ephraim

[Listed as Edward ALDRED on the church memorial but correctly on Coddenham] Private 20877 5th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds received in action 25 April 1917 France/Flanders. Born 1884 Coddenham, son of James and Harriett Alldred. EADT 28 April 1917 - Deaths Whilst on Service: Died from wounds received in action Private Ephraim Alldred, husband of Louisa Alldred of Coddenham, late of The Lodge, Chantry Grove, Sproughton. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, age 33. Buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

CAMERON

Charles P G

Captain attached to the Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 30 April 1918 France/Flanders. Born 1885. Buried at Arneke Cemetery, France and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

CHURCHMAN

Charles H

Captain 6th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917 France/Flanders. Born 1895 Ipswich, son of Arthur Churchman, who was a tobacco manufacturer. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France and on the Sproughton war memorial.

 

CUTTING

Leonard

Private 202275 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment (formerly 2635 Suffolk Yeomanry). Died of wounds 2 May 1917 France/Flanders. Born Raydon, his family had moved to St Matthews, Ipswich by 1901. Buried in the Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

FRASER

Malcolm

L/Corporal 12350 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 17 July 1915 France/Flanders. Born 1894 Sproughton. Buried in Cavalaire (Essex) Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

FLETCHER

Wilfrid

Private 3831 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 11 March 1916. Born 3 April 1882 at Whitton son of Isaac and Rosetta Fletcher. EADT 14 March 1916 – Deaths Whilst on Service: on 11 March at the Eastern Counties Hospital, Cambridge, Wilfrid, 4th Suffolks, son of Isaac Fletcher of Sproughton, age 32. Enlisted Ipswich. Buried in Sproughton Churchyard (South East corner) and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

GRAY

John

Private 202250 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment formerly 3920 Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 23 April 1917, France/Flanders, Born 1894 Eyke, son of William and Harriet Gray. EADT 22 March 1918 - Deaths Whilst on Service: on 23 April 1917, previously reported missing, Private J Gray, Suffolk Regiment, previously Suffolk Yeomanry, now reported killed on that day. Son of Mr and Mrs W Gray, Ivywell Farm, Sproughton, age 23. Enlisted Ipswich. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France and Sproughton war memorial.

JOHNSON

Ernest James

Private 29711, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918, France/Flanders. Born 1887 Sproughton son of Joseph and Hannah Johnson. Wife of Florence Ada Johnson of Reading Room Cottage, Sproughton. Among his siblings were two sets of twins – William (who died soon after birth) and Arthur born in 1891 and George and William born 1893. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, lived Belstead. Commemorated on the Arras memorial, France and on the Belstead and Sproughton war memorials. Also commemorated (with his brother George who was also killed in action in France) on his parents’ gravestone in Sproughton Churchyard (at East end of Churchyard, between church and river and near a Horse Chestnut tree)

JOHNSON

George

Private G/3081 7th Battalion East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Killed in action 29 August 1915 France/Flanders. Born 1893 Sproughton, twin son of Joseph and Hannah Johnson and brother of above Ernest James Johnson. Commemorated on the Thiepval memorial and on the Sproughton war memorial. Also commemorated (with his brother Ernest who was also killed in action in France) on his parents’ gravestone in Sproughton Churchyard (at East end of Churchyard, between church and river and near a Horse Chestnut tree)

KINSEY

David

Private 11360 9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Killed in Action 25 November 1917 France. Born 1893 Copdock, son of Eldred and Eliza Kinsey (living in ‘Chantry Row’ Sproughton in 1901); husband of Mrs Grace Kinsey. EADT 11 January 1918 – Deaths Whilst on Service: On 25 November 1917, killed in action in the recent battle near Cambrai Private David E Kinsey, beloved husband of Grace Kinsey of 31 Rosebery Road, Ipswich. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral Military Cemetery, France and on the Sproughton war memorial.

LAWS

George Ernest

2nd Corporal 5th Signal Company Royal Engineers. Died 1 August 1916 Somme, France. Born 1890 Sproughton, son of John and Alice Laws (John Laws was Bailiff at ‘Boss Hall Farm’ in 1901; later of Railway Cottages, Sproughton Road, Ipswich). EADT 24 August 1916 – Deaths Whilst in Service: Laws, killed in action on 1st-2nd August Cpl Ernest Laws 24518 RE, dearly loved third son of J and E Laws, Boss Hall, Sproughton in his 26th year. Buried in Dantzig Alley Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial. His brother, Stanley Laws also killed in action.

LAWS

Stanley

Private 1524 26th Battalion Australian Infantry AIF Unit. Died 20 September 1917 France/Flanders. Born 1894 Sproughton, son of John and Alice Laws (John Laws was Bailiff at ‘Boss Hall Farm’ in 1901; later of Railway Cottages, Sproughton Road, Ipswich). He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Eiper and on the Sproughton war memorial. His brother, George Laws also killed in action.

LLOYD

Arthur

Gunner 876342, ‘A’ Battalion, 94th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died 10 October 1917. Born 1895 Burstall, son of Edgar and Annie Lloyd. Buried in Lijssemthoek Military Cemetery, West Flanders, Belgium and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

MARKHAM

Harry

Private 10418 219th Company Machine Gun Corps. Died 15 July 1917 Belgium. Born 14 April 1882 Sproughton, son of Elijah and Emma Markham (of Lower Street, Sproughton in 1901; later of 10 Chantry Row, Sproughton); husband of Mrs L Markham (of 15 Chantry Row, Sproughton). EADT 1 August 1917 - Deaths Whilst on Service: 1 August 1917, killed in action on 15 July on the eve of commencing his leave, second son of Mr and Mrs E Markham of Sproughton, age 35, he left a widow and five children to mourn their loss. Buried in Coxjde Military Cemetery, West Flanders, Belgium and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

SCARFE

Reginald Wilfred

Private 17853 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 11 August 1915 France/Flanders. Born Witnesham, son of William and Hannah Scarfe. Enlisted Ipswich. Buried in the Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heyvelland, West Flanders, Belgium and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

SCRIVENER

Albert R

Rifleman 13/41453 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds 8 December 1917. Born 1881 Sproughton son of Alfred and Mary Ann Scrivener of 9 Chantry Row, Sproughton. Buried in Sproughton Churchyard (in South East corner) and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

WADE

Walter

WR/21685 Pioneer 309th Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died 24 August 1918 France. Born 1890. Husband of Mrs K Wade (of 4 Chantry Row, Sproughton circa 1920). Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

WARNE

David

Private 12528 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25 November 1915 France/Flanders. Born 1895 Kettleburgh. Enlisted Ipswich. Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

WRIGHT

Walter Whitmore

2nd Lt 276th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 23 August 1917, France. Born 1889 Ipswich, son of Henry and Mary Wright (in 1901 living at ‘The Beeches’ Hadleigh Road, Sproughton). EADT 29 August 1917 - Deaths Whilst on Service: killed in action in France, 2nd Lt W Whitmore Wright, son of Mr and Mrs Henry J Wright, The Beeches, Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, age 27. Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Eiper, Belgium and commemorated on the Sproughton war memorial.

Not on the Sproughton War Memorial but plaque in the Church

FOSDICK

John Hyland

Lt, Rifle Brigade, Wounded at Hooge, Flanders 30 July 1915, died 31 July 1915, buried Poperinghe (Lijssenthoek Cemetery) 1 August 1915. Born 1885 Sproughton, only son of Frederick and Alice Fosdick. At the time of Lt Fosdick’s death, his widowed mother lived at Eastbourne.

And
1939-1945

VAN DER HEYDEN

Peter V J

No further information currently available

VAN DER HEYDEN

John P M

No further information currently available

LONGE

James Edward

No further information currently available

ANDREWS

Albert John

Private 1/6th Bn Queen’s Royal Regt (West Surrey). Killed 27 February 1943, Age 29. Son of Albert and Adelaide Andrews of Sproughton. Buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

STEWARD

Dudley Charles

Asst Steward RN HMA Prince of Wales. Died 10 December 1941, age 29. Son of Charles and Amelia Steward, husband of Dorothy Steward. Commemorated on the Chatham Memorial.

SEAMAN

Kenneth Clifford

Private, 2nd Bn Middlesex Regt. Died 9 August 1944, age 20. Buried in St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, France.

Last updated 28 May, 2008

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