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WENHASTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The memorial is to be found within the village cemetery attached to the parish church of St. Peter (now closed), Wenhaston. The memorial takes the form of a Portland stone Greek cross on a two stepped base. The names listed here do not include the Second World War, just the First.

1914-1918

BLOWERS

Percy Newman

Private 17387, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 06/08/1918. Age 19. Son of Mrs Catherine Laura Friend of Wenhaston. Buried at Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette

BROWN

Joseph

Boy 1st Class J/29068, Royal Navy. HMS Clan McNaughton. Died 03/02/1915. Age 16. Son of William and Ellen Brown of Church Terrace, Wenhaston. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial.

Petty Officer Adams died when HMS Clan McNaughton, an armed merchant cruiser, sank in a storm off the coast of Northern Ireland. It is believed that HMS Clan McNaughton hit a mine during the storm. there were no survivors from the 261 crew

BULLEN

Frank Percy

Private 235618, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 17/04/1918. Age 24. Son of Percy and Annie Louisa Bullen of Wenhaston. Buried at The Huts Cemetery

BURROWS

Allen

DSM. Able Seaman 219730, Royal Navy. HMS Sumana. Died 18/03/1916. Buried at Kut War Cemetery.

Originally attached to the sloop HMS Alert, which operated against gun runners in the Persian Gulf, Able Seaman Burrows was transferred to the armed tug HMS Somana. Awarded a DSM for services during the advance on Kut in 1915, Able Seaman Burrows was part of the crew that detached a 12 pound and a 3 pound gun from HMS Somana, and mounted them ashore to assist the defence

CLARKE

William Peter

DCM. Company Sergeant Major 267101, 2nd/1st Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 22/08/1917. Age 26. Son of Samuel James and Minnie Hannah Clarke (stepmother) of Blackheath, Wenhaston. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

COOPER

Harry Edward James

Private 3067, 60th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died 19/07/1916. Commemorated at VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles

COOPER

Sidney

Private 15274, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 04/10/1916. Age 21. Son of H W J and Emma Elizabeth Cooper of Red House, Wherstead, Ipswich. Native of Wenhaston. Buried at Struma Military Cemetery

COOPER

Victor David

Gunner 221955, 92nd Battery, 17th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 15/1/1918. Buried at St Andre Communal Cemetery

COOPER

Wallace

Private 3563, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/08/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

EBBS

Frank Edward

Private 93993, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 15/09/1917. Age 21. Son of Edward and Emma Ebbs of Wenhaston. Buried at Woods Cemetery

EBBS

Henry Stephen

Private G/10306, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 05/03/1917. Buried at Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay

FARRINGTON

James H

Lance Corporal 29172, 3rd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 23/03/1918. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

HAMMOND

Leonard

Private 12948, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1917. Age 24. Son of James and Eliza Hammond of Poplar Cottages, Wenhaston. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

JOLLEY

Frederick George

Trooper 8867, 20th Hussars. Died 27/11/1917. Age 24. Son of Jephta and Harriett E. Jolley of Brickyard Cottage, Mells, Halesworth. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval

NAPTHINE

Clare George

Private 15030, "D" Company, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/09/1916. Age 28. Son of James and Mary Napthine of" The Heath," Wenhaston. Husband of Edith May Napthine of 45 Waller Street, Luton. Buried at Serre Road Cemetery No 2

NEWSON

Alfred

Private 23843, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/08/1916. Age 20. Son of A and Elizabeth Newson of Coles Hill, Wenhaston. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

PEARCE

Arthur

Boy 1st Class J/26684, Royal navy. HMS Goliath. Died 13/05/1915. Age 17. Son of the late Edith Florence Pearce. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial.

In 1915, the battleship HMS Goliath was part of the Naval force that took part in the Gallipoli landings, giving naval gunfire support at Cape Helles. On 28 April and again on 2nd May 1915, she sustained damage from Turkish guns. On the night of 13th May 1915, she was hit by a torpedo fired from the Turkish motor torpedo boat Muavenet, sinking quickly with the loss of 570 of her crew

ROBERTS

Alfred

Lance Corporal 18067, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/11/1916. Buried at Agny Military Cemetery

ROBERTS

Harry

Skipper, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter Colonial. Died 22/07/1918. Age 42. Son of Robert and Harriet Roberts of Wenhaston. Husband of the late Mary Elizabeth Roberts. Buried at Wenhaston (St Peter) Churchyard. Skipper Roberts death was recorded at Falmouth

SAFFELL

Harry

Driver L/21782, "B" Battery, 159th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 24/10/1917. Buried at Ruisseau Farm Cemetery

SILLETT

Sidney Albert

Lance Corporal 13098, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/07/1916. Age 19. Son of John and Blanche Mary Sillett of High Street, Wenhaston. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

SPOORE

George Henry

Private 24873, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1917. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

SPOORE

Samuel George

Private G/15107, 6th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 07/10/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

WILSON

William H D

Ordinary Seaman J/54445, Royal Navy. HMS Royal Oak. Died 17/04/1918. Age 18. Son of Ephraim George and Catherine Florence Wilson of Wenhaston. Buried at Wenhaston (St Peter) Churchyard. The place and cause of Ordinary Seaman Wilson’s death are unknown

YOUNGS

Sidney Charles

Private 43290, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/03/1918. Age 23. Son of John and Eliza Scarff Youngs of Crosby House, Wenhaston. Buried at Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert

Last updated 17 February, 2007

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