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WENHASTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006
World War 2 addition Martin Edwards 2015

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 memorial was designed by the artist Mr Arthur G Walker, RA and was unveiled 14 November 1920. Twenty-two names are listed for World War 1 and five for World War 2. Details appeared in the Halesworth Times 17 November 1920 and East Anglian Daily Times, 18 November 1920.

Photograph Copyright © Helen Steed 2015

IN
THANKSGIVING TO GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF THOSE
GALLANT SAILORS
AND SOLDIERS
FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
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
1939-1945
ALDRED Harry
Private 5954361, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 30 August 1944. Aged 24. Son of Arthur Edward and Florence Mary Aldred, of Wenhaston, Suffolk. Buried in MONTECCHIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 13.
CULLINGFORD Robert [Emanuel]
Engineman LT/KX 113987, H.M. Trawler Lord St. Vincent, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 9 July 1941. Son of Eliza M. Cullingford, of Wenhaston. Buried in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, WENHASTON, Suffolk.
KEEN Leonard [Arthur]
Gunner 910109, 118 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese Prisomner of War 4 August 1943. Aged 22. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THailand. Plot 8. Row G. Grave 42.
REDGRAVE George
probably Arthur George REDGRAVE, Chief Petty Officer C/JX 146178, H.M.S. Dunnon, Royal Navy. Died 30 April 1940. Aged 45. Son of Edgar and Caroline Redgrave; husband of Edith Alice Redgrave, of Gillingham, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panle 34, Column 2.
ROBERTS Henry [William Abram]
Sapper 2003779, Royal Engineers. Died 11 MArch 1941. Aged 21. Son of Robert and Alice Ethel Roberts, of Wenhaston, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 7. Column 1.

Last updated 14 August, 2015

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