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WEATHER HEATH MEMORIAL
including ERISWELL, ELVEDEN and ICKLINGHAM

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Copyright © Transcribed david Rudram, Researhed Martin Edwards 2003

The memorial stands beside the A11 on the edge of Weather Heath. It has panels for each of the villages.

Photographs Copyright © David Rudram 2003

1914-1918

Elveden
ARBON
George [Frederick]
Private 270075, 2/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born and resident Elveden, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Formerly 202906, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64 to 67.
ARBON
William [Ashfield]
Private 61545, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 29 October 1918. Aged 27. Born Elveden, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds, resident Theford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Arbon, of The School House, Wangford, Brandon, Suffolk. Buried in KEZELBERG MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 25.
BOWERS
C
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BURBIDGE
James Percy
Lance Corporal 13758, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6 October 1915 [SDGW] or 25 September 1915 [CWGC]. Aged 26. Born Shaftesbury, enlisted Elveden. Son of Sidney and Ellen Burbidge, of Layton Cottage, Shaftesbury, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.
CARTER
Sidney [Charles]
Rifleman 46773, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 35. Enlisted London, resident Paddington, Middlesex. Son of Nathan and Elizabeth Carter, of 85, Elveden Estate, Thetford, Norfolk; husband of Margaret Carter, of Brook St., Aston Clinton, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
CLARKE
W
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COE
H
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COOPER
John [Ernest[
Private 77699, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 23 August 1918. Aged 18. Born Elveden, enlisted Ipswich, resident Thetford. Son of Albert Ernest and Ellen Cooper, of 8, Redneck Cottages, Elveden, Suffolk. Formerly 63879, 53rd Y.S. Battalion. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 9.
COUSINS
W
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CROSS
D
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CROSS
I
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DAVEY
Harold [Edmond John]
Private 8277, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 26 April 1915. Aged 26. Born Stanton, enlisted St. Paul's, London, resident Elveden. Son of John and Anna Davey, of 87, Brandon Rd., Elveden, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.
DAVEY
John William
Acting Corporal 15495, Suffolk Regiment transferred to 155311, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 7 November 1918. Aged 28. Born Lackford, Suffolk [SDGW} or born at Elveden [CWGC], enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of John William and Anna Davey; husband of Emily Davey, of The Chase, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, Leicestershire. Buried north of the chancel in ELVEDEN (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
ELDRED
J
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GRAVER
Leonard Hubbard
Serjeant 15492, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 14 August 1916. Aged 23. Born Culford, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of William and Marian Graver, of South Lodge, Elveden, Thetford, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
HONEYBALL
W C
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LINGE
Charles [William]
Lance Corporal 3/8940, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12 April 1915. Aged 18. Born Thetford, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of Charles William and Ellen Linge, of 33 Gate House, Elveden, Suffolk. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 26A.
LINGWOOD
G W
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MANNING
Harry
Acting Lance Corporal 11684, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 November 1915. Aged 25. Born Overton, Yorkshire, enlisted Metheringham, Lincolnshire, resident Elveden. Son of Harry and Annie Manning, of "Summerpit," Elveden, Thetford, Norfolk. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 188.
MURKIN
Arthur [Orpheus]
Private 43424, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1916. Aged 23. Enlisted North Walsham, Norfolk. Son of Joseph John Murkin, of 99, Church Hall, Elveden, Thetford, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.
NICHOLLS
W
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ROLFE
Fred Mark
Staff Serjeant 2054, 1st/1st (East Anglian) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 5 July 1916. Aged 44. Born Whepstead, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of Harry and Ellen Rolfe, of Whepstead, Bury St. Edmund's; husband of Elizabeth C. Rolfe, of 29, Home Farm, Elveden, Thetford, Norfolk. Buried in AVELUY WOOD CEMETERY, (LANCASHIRE DUMP), MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 12.
SPAULL
W A
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TRETT
Percy [William]
Driver T4/058357, Nelson Battalion, Royal Navy Division Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at sea 11 November 1915. Born Elveden, enlisted Norwich, resident Thetford. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 200 to 201 or 233 to 236 and 331.
WELLS
James [Francis]
Private G/51219, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 8 June 1918. Aged 37. Born Barnham, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds, resident Elveden. Son of James Francis and Alice Wells, of Cottage Homes, Elveden, Thetford, Norfolk. Formerly 26584, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 29.
WELLS
John [James Francis]
Private 201776, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment transferred to 606225, 68th Prisoner of War Company, Labour Corps. Died 28 November 1918. Aged 41. Husband of S. A. Wells, of Elveden, Thetford, Norfolk. Native of Elveden. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LI. Row D. Grave 7.
NEALE
C
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Eriswell
BRUNNING
Fred
Private 26652, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 9th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Eriswell, enlisted Mildenhall. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Eriswell
BRUNNING
Walter
[Listed as Private in Suffolk Roll of Honour Book]. Sapper 550711, 520th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in qaction 16th April 1917. Age 40. Born Brandon, Suffolk, enlisted London. Husband of Ethel Anna Brunning, of 5, Norman Rd., South Wimbledon, London. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No 4., grave I. F. 22. See also Eriswell
BURSTON
Rowland John
Private 65135, 68th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 12th December 1917 in Salonika. Born Kingsley, Staffordshire, enlisted Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. Buried in SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON, Greece. Grave D. 601. See also Eriswell
HARDING
Charles
Driver 49892, 62nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in England 7th May 1915 [Listed as 1917 on CWGC]. Age 18. Born and resident Eriswell, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Thomas and Emma Harding, of Cranhouse Farm, Eriswell. Buried on the south boundary in ST LAURENCE CHURCHYARD, ERISWELL, Suffolk. See also Eriswell
HEFFER
Robert
Private 200007, 2nd/4th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 6th November 1917 in Egypt. Age 38. Born Eriswell, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of William and Sarah Heffer, 37, Eriswell, Brandon; husband of Apollonia Elizabeth Heffer, of 5, Eriswell, Brandon, Suffolk. Formerly 3373, Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated on the JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 41. See also Eriswell
PLUMB
A A
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SMITH
George
Private 4971, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Eriswell, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Pearmain Smith, of 42, Eriswell, Brandon, Suffolk, and the late Elizabeth Smith. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B. See also Eriswell
SNARE
William George
[Listed as G W SNARE on CWGC] Able Seaman, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th March 1918. Age 19. Son of Mrs. John Snare, of Chamberlain Buildings, Eriswell, Brandon, Suffolk. Buried in ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, FLESQUIERES, Nord, France. Grave II. C. 8. See also Eriswell
WORBY
Frederick
Private 17985, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 15th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 40. Born Livermere, Suffolk, enlisted Brandon, Suffolk. Son of Mrs. Worby; husband of Mrs. Worby, of Curatage Cottage, Caston, Attleborough, Norfolk. Born Little Livermere, Suffolk. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XI. F. 18. See also Eriswell
Icklingham
DORLING
Louis James
[Spelt Lewis on SDGW] Gunner 61192, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 30 in United Kingdom June 1916. Aged 22. Born Wangford, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket, resident Icklingham. Son of James and Minnie Georgina Dorling, of 24, High St., Icklingham. Buried in the New (N.W.) Ground, West end of ICKLINGHAM (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
HUNT
James
Private 26466, "B" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wouynds 25 July 1916. Aged 33. Born Icklingham, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of John and Harriett Hunt, of Icklingham, Suffolk. Buried in LOUVENCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 6.
HURRELL
Ernest
Private 6711, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 16 September 1914. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Bury St. Edmunds, resident Mildenhall. Son of Ephraim and Eliza Hurrell, of 30, Icklingham, Mildenhall, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
OSBORNE
Harry
Private 21405, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Aged 24. Born Tuddenham, Mildenhall, enlisted Warley, Essex, resident Great Wakering, Essex. Son of George and Eliza Osborne, of 46, Icklingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
PALMER
Fred
Private 13804, "C" Company, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment attached to 71st Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 16 August 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Icklingham. Son of Fred and Georgina Palmer, of Icklingham, Mildenhall, Suffolk. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 29.
PAYNE
Edward
Private 21410, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 7 August 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Caterham. Son of Arthur and Alice Payne, of Icklingham, Mildenhall, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9 and 11.
PAYNE
E
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RANNS
George
Private 13801, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Aged 17. Born Eriswell, enlisted Icklingham. Son of Mrs. Bessie Blakeley, of Barnham Lodge, Elveden, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
SHARMAN
Horace Silverton
Private 18119, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Aged 36. Born Southwold, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Sharman, of Icklingham, Mildenhall, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
TURNER
Spencer
Private 13802, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 23. Born Elveden, enlisted Icklingham. Son of Jane Turner, of Roan Hall Farm, Icklingham, Mildenhall, Suffolk, and the late Samuel Turner. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Plot X. Row N. Grave 6.
WARD
Frederick H
Private 9766, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 17 May 1918. Aged 19. Born Icklingham, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of Alfred and Eliza Ward, Avenue Farm, Icklingham, Mildenhall, Suffolk. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 11.
1939-45
ELVEDEN (Viscount)
Arthur [Onslow Edward]
Served as GUINNESS, the true family name. Major 53827, 218 Battery, 55 (The Suffolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 8 February 1945. Aged 32. Viscount Elveden. Son of Captain Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, C.B., C.M.G., D.L., R.N.V.R. 2nd Earl of Iveagh, and of the Countess of Iveagh, C.B.E., of Elveden, Suffolk; husband of Elizabeth, Viscountess Elveden, of Regents Park, London. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 21. Row B. Grave 7.
ARBON
Charles Harold
Private 6286428, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 23 April 1943. Aged 24. Son of William and Maria Arbon; husband of Jane Ann Arbon, of Methwold, Norfolk. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 8. Row H. Grave 7.
CHAPMAN
Ronald Thomas
Corporal 5828635, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30 May 1943 as a Japanese Prisoner of War. Aged 28. Son of Mrs. T. Chapman; husband of Edith Alice Chapman, of Guildford, Surrey. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B4. Row M. Grave 6.
HOLDEN
Cecil Charles
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 624070, 218 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 31 August 1943. Aged 25. Son of Harry and Lily Holden, of Elveden, Suffolk. Buried in EINDHOVEN (WOENSEL) GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot EE. Grave 98.
RUTTER
Sydney Norman Ezekiel
Lance Serjeant 2196747, 3 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers, Died 1 September 1944. Aged 32. Son of Ezekiel and Ellen Rutter, of Icklingham; husband of Ethel May Rutter, of Hengrave. Buried in ICKLINGHAM (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
STILES
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