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SWEFFLING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The memorial is within the parish church and takes the form of two marble tablets mounted on a wooden backboard. Initially the memorial was unveiled on 29th February 1920 by Major-genral W E B Smith, the builders were Messrs dale & Co.; details appeared in the Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury 5th March 1920. There are 14 names for World War 1 and two for World War 2, the latter has still to be transcribed and researched.

IN MEMORY OF SWEFFLING MEN WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

BARHAM, MM

Frederick

Private 201162, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 22/08/1918. Age 22. Son of Herbert and Eliza Barham of Dernford Hall Cottage, Sweffling. Awarded the Military Medal (MM). Buried at Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt

BATLEY

Charles

Private PW/6380, 16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 24 December 1916. Aged 41. Born tasefield, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St Edmund's, resident Saxmundham. Son of John and Mary Batley, of Cransford. husband of Alice May Woods (formerly Batley) of Badingham. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

DENNY

Maurice

[The military records record him as TYE] Private 25131, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 27 March 1918. Aged 27. Born Sweffling, enlisted Saxmundham. Son of Maria Denny, of Sweffling St., Saxmundham, Suffolk. Listed under his birthname TYE on the records and on the memorial under his adopted name. In the 1911 census he is listed as Maurice Denny, unmarried, aged 20, Farm Labourer, born Sweflling, resident Low Street, Sweffling, living with his parents Charles and Maria Denny. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXI. Row K. Grave 18A.

DENNY

William Stanley

[The military records record him as Stanley Cyril GOODWIN] Private [SDGW] or Serjeant [CWGC] 13870, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1917. Aged 21. Born Sweffling, enlisted Saxmundham. Listed under his birthname Stanley Cyril GOODWIN on the records and on the memorial under his adopted name. Stanley Cyril Goodwin, also known as DENNY was brought up by James DENNY and Clara his wife (nee Goodwin). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

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

HAMMETT

Leonard

Officer's Steward 2nd Class L/489, Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Wildfire. Died 17/02/1917. Age 26. Husband of L M Hammett of 121 High Street, Mile Town, Sheerness. Buried at Sheerness (Isle of Sheppey) Cemetery. Steward Hammet's death was recorded at Medway. HMS Wildfire was the Royal Naval Reserve shore establishment at Sheerness

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

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

SHERWOOD

Francis Frederick

Private 29868, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 18 October 1916. Aged 23. Born Sweffling 1893, enlisted Ipswich, resident Framlingham. At some time he transferred to The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) from the Suffolk Regiment. Son of John and Eliza Sherwood of Sweffling, and had three siblings. By the 1911 census, the only child at home was Samuel. Francis by then at 17 was working at the Common Farm, Marlesford for the Mayhew family. He married Sarah Jane Parker in 1916 and the Jan-March qtr, but he was to lose his life in October of that year. Formally 14690 Suffolk Regiment. He was entitled to the 1915 Star, Victory and British Medals for his service. He had lived in Framlingham after his marriage. He is buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 24. See also Framlingham War Memorial

SMITH

Kenyon

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

STONE

Herbert

Private 29283, 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 08/10/1917. Age 28. Son of H and L Stone of Great Glemham. husband of Mrs F M Stone of Sweffling. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

STOPHER

Albert Edward

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

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

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

"UNTIL THE DAY BREAK AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY"

ALSO OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945

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"THERE'S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD
THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND"

Last updated 12 January, 2014

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