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STANSTEAD WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Russell Edwards; researched Martin Edwards 2006

Stanstead is a village two miles north of Glemsford. The war memorial can be found in the parish church and takes the form of a brass plaque containing a Latin Cross in a Crown surrounded by a wreath above the inscription. The actual memorial is the church clock, a stone tablet inside the church, near the north facing window nearest to the tower shows that the church clock was installed in memory of the men who died in the Great War. The brass tablet only names those who died, the clock can be seen and heard from some distance, so is a 24 hour reminder of the fallen. There are 6 names for World War 1 and no names for World War 2. The memorial was dedicated on 8th December 1919 by the Very. Rev. Dean F E Carter, the memorial cost £18 18s 0d. This was reported in the Suffolk and Bury Free Press 10th December 1919; details can also be found of the Memorial Committee Minutes & Accounts which are held in the Record office, Bury St Edmund's, reference 628/1/1.

 

Photograph copyright © Russell Edwards 2006

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FAITHFULLY SERVED
THEIR KING & COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

CRISSELL

Robert Amos

[Memorial states 1st London.] Private 5757, 1st/23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Aged 24. Born Stanstead, enlisted Warley, resident Laingdon, Essex. Son of Amos and Elizabeth Crissell, of Stanstead, Glemsford, Suffolk. Formerly 26210, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.

FROST

J O

2nd/6th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at home. No further information currently available

GARWOOD

Percy John

[Listed as John Percy on SDGW & CWGC] Private 328053, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Aged 37. Born Stanstead, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Son of Eliza Oakley, of Pond Hall, Stanstead; husband of Laura Ethel Garwood, of 14, Upper St., Stanstead, Glemsford, Suffolk. Brother in-law of John Smith (listed below). Formerly 6704, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148.

GARWOOD

Robert

Private 40032, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd May 1917. Aged 27. Born Stanstead, enlisted Bury St Edmund's, resident Glemsford. Son of the late James and Eliza Garwood. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

JARMIN

Alfred

[Listed as 8th/3rd Surreys on memorial] Private 22916, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 19th November 1916. Aged 33. Born Stanstead, enlisted Canterbury, Kent, resident Sandgate, Kent. Son of David and Anna Jarmin, of Stanstead, nr. Glemsford, Suffolk; husband of Ada Jarmin, of 140, Farrant Avenue, Wood Green, London. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 23.

SMITH

John Peter

Private 40392, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th November 1916. Born Hartest, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Stanstead. Brother in-law of Percy Garwood (listed above). Formerly 34797, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"

Last updated 23 March, 2008

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