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UFFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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The memorials are to be found within the parish church, Ufford. A bronze plaque is affixed to a seat within the church porch and holds 4 names for the Second World War. The bench reads:

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF UFFORD WHO LOST
THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1939-1945

There is also a memorial chapel with panelling listing those from the First World War who died and a three light, stained glass window depicting Christ carrying the cross assisted by a First World War soldier and sailor, below this are various symbols of the various military arms represented, the window and panelling were originally dedicated in June 1920, the designer was Sir Ninian Copwer and this was reported in the East Anglian Dialy Times 5th June 1920. There are 22 names for the first World War. The window carries the names of all who died in both the First and Second World War.

Panelling in the chapel.

IN MOST GRATEFUL AND LOVING
MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO
DIED FOR THEIR KING AND
COUNTRY AO DNI 1914-1919

Stained glass window inscription.

IN MOST GRATEFUL AND LOVING
MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO
DIED FOR THEIR KING AND
COUNTRY AO DNI 1914-1919
1939-1945

1914-1918

BARBER

Alphonso

Gunner RMA/13163, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Queen Mary. Died 31/05/1916. Resident of Ufford. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

On 31st May 1916, HMS Queen Mary was part of the 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron that took part in the Battle of Jutland. During the battle HMS Queen Mary was hit by gunfire from the German vessels Seydlitz and Derfflinger and exploded, killing all but 8 of her 1,276 crew

BARBER

William [Talent]

[Listed as Gunner] Serjeant 27516, 6th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 29 October 1915. Brother of Alphonso (above). Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 13.

BEZANT

Frederick Archibald

Gunner 46770, 48th Battery, 36th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 07/12/1918. Age 28. Son of Roberts and Constance Alice Bezant, husband of Mary Alice Sever (formerly Bezant), of 88 Silverhill Road, Bradford, Yorkshire. Buried at Maubeuge (Sous-Le-Bois) Cemetery

BEZANT

George Raymond

Private 9299, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 25/09/1915. Resident in Ufford. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

BEZANT

Harold

Private 41072, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/03/1918. Born in Ufford. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

BOOTH

Percy Frederick

Sergeant 15120, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died Between 09/04/1918 and 19/04/1918. Born Ufford. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial

BROOKS

George Sidney

Private 10599, 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 27/02/1915. Age 20. Son of Edward Brooks of East Lane, Ufford. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

CLEMENTS

Albert Frederick

Private 35929, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 18/04/1918. Age 18. Son of Dand and Hephzibah Clements of Ufford. Buried at Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery

CUNNELL

Thomas

Private 40440, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/02/1917. Age 23. Son of Charles and Blanche Mary Cunnell of Ufford. Buried at Contay British Cemetery, Contay

DAVIES

George

Private 24245, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 16/08/1917. Age 19. Husband of A Davies of Bridge Cottage, High Street, Ufford. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

FRIEND

Frederick

Private 35574, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 23/04/1917. Age 34. Son of Edward and Emma Friend of 8 Council Houses, Ufford. Buried at Canadian Cemetery No 2, Neuville-St-Vaast

JORDAN

Frederick

Lance Corporal 14472, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/09/1916. Born at Pettistree. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

LEWIS

Phillip

Private 3/8310, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/05/1915. Age 20. Son of Philip and Anne Lewis born Sutton. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

LEWIS

William

Private 155, 25th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died 11/01/1918. Age 28. Son of Philip and Ann Lewis, born Sutton. Buried at Underhill Farm Cemetery

NICKALDS

William James

Deck Hand 7432/DA, Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Halcyon II. Died 16/01/1918. Son of William and Faith Nickalds. Born Yoxford. Buried in Ufford (St Mary) Churchyard Extension.

The Ufford War Memorial shows W J Nichols, HMS Cicero. The only HMS Cicero on record was built in 1918/1919 and scrapped in December 1920. No records can be found for a W J Nichols linking with this vessel. W J Nickalds is buried at Ufford Cemetery and is recorded as serving on HMS Halcyon II, which is believed to have been a Trawler/Mine Sweeper. A number of other casualties have been linked with the death of W J Nickalds and Halcyon II, all have been buried at their home towns, the cause of the Halcyon II incident is unknown

NOY

William James

Private PW/5369, 26th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 01/10/1918. Age 29. Son of Zebediah W and Elizabeth Noy of Centre Villa, Ufford. Buried at Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria

PALMER

Charles Henry

Private 250964, 2nd/3rd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 26/10/1917. Born in Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

The Ufford War Memorial shows Private Palmer as serving with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots the surviving records give no indication that a Private C H Palmer served with this Regiment

PATRICK

Felix John

Sergeant 12244, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 12/04/1917. Son of Mr G Patrick of The Rectory, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, born Ipswich. Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

PIZZEY

James Arthur

Private 38351, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 28/09/1918. Age 19. Son of Edgar and Emma Pizzey of Ufford. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

PIZZEY

Albert Victor

Sergeant 8244, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/03/1916. Age 27. Son of Emma Huxley of 603 Delaware Avenue, Dovercourt, Toronto, Canada born Ufford. Buried at Bethune Town Cemetery

READ

George

Private 1913, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Age 19. Son of William and Rosa E Read of Woodcroft, Ufford. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

WARD

Charles Wilson

MC. Captain, HQ III Corps, Heavy Artillery Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 29/04/1918. Age 31. Son of William and Catherine Ward of Ufford, husband of Florence Ward of 47 Westgate Street, Ipswich. Buried at St Fuscien Communal Cemetery. There are only 3 war graves at this site, all are artillery personnel two other ranks died 21/4/1918 speculation that they died as a result of the same incident

1939-1945

DOWNING

Clifford Albert

Sergeant 616763, 223 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 23/05/1942. Age 21. Son of Albert Edward and Elsie Maud Downing of Hollesley. Buried at Tobruk War Cemetery.

No 223 Squadron was re-formed in 1936 in Kenya as a light bomber unit. In May 1942, after having trained its own crews, it became an operational Baltimore bomber squadron and subsequently took an active part in the North African, Sicilian and Italian campaigns. Sergeant Downing is also commemorated on the Hollesley War Memorial

ENGLISH

Michael Cecil

Lieutenant 204214, Royal Engineers. Died 24/04/1943. Age 21. Son of Bertram W and Muriel E F English of Ufford. Buried at Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia

GILBERT

Felix Thomas

Private 5773179, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 10/5/1940. Age 21. Son of John Thomas Gilbert and Harriet Mary Gilbert of Trimley. Buried at Essars Communal Cemetery

MAYHEW

Harry

Private 5827038, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 15/08/1944 and 31/08/1944. Age 23. Son of Mr and Mrs P D Mayhew of Wickham Market. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

Last updated 11 August, 2014

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