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WITHERFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006
additional information Rod Gibson

The Withersfield World War 1 memorial is in the form of an obelisk made of portland stone on a two stepped base, surmounted by a small cross, and stands on the village green. There are 15 names for World War 1 and 1 for World War 2, sadly the World War 2 name has not been transcribed. The mason was Mr E C Green, the memorial was dedicated by Rev. W G. Hodges and unveiled by Leiut. H. Lake on 12th August 1921 (see picture below).

Unveiling of the Withersfield Memorial 12th August 1921
From an old postcard

IN MEMORY OF
THE GLORIOUS
SACRIFICE
OF THE MEN OF
WITHERSFIELD
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

BRADNAM Ernest
[Listed as BRADMAN on SDGW] Private 33415, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 29th September 1917. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Haverhill [according to SDGW], resident Withersfield. Actually born and baptised (25th August 1889) at Withersfield. Son of William and Martha Annie (nee Cornell) Bradnam, of Queen St., Withersfield, Newmarket. Formerly 4556, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 29.
BROWN Arthur William
Private 3/8178, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1915. Aged 23. Born Withersfield, enlisted Haverhill. Son of Eli and Hannah Brown, of Hollow Hill Cottage, Withersfield, Haverhill, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
BROWN Herbert
Private 13251, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Aged 22. Born Wethersfield (sic), enlisted Haverhill. Son of Eli and Hanna Brown, of Hollow Hill, Withersfield, Newmarket, Suffolk. Buried in MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 3.
DARKING Arthur
Private 18063, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Aged 22. Born Withersfield, enlisted Haverhill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Darking, of Withersfield, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
EVERETT John
No further information currently available
HAZELWOOD Arthur
Private 326288, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1918. Enlisted Cambridge. Resident Coton. Formerly 3517, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) London Gazette 2nd November 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148.
HAZELWOOD Ernest
Private 16009, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Aged 24. Listed on SDGW as born Chesterfield, enlisted Haverhill. Son of Mrs. J. Hazelwood, of Belle Vue, Withersfield, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
JACOBS Ernest George
Private 13358, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 24th January 1916. Aged 22. Born Withersfield, enlisted Haverhill. Son of John and Elizabeth Jacobs, of Rose Hill Cottages, Withersfield, Suffolk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 1.
JACOBS Frederick
No further information currently available
LOVEDAY Charles
Driver T4/143212, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7 December 1918. Aged 24.Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Loveday, of Barracks Row, Withersfield, Newmarket. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 1621.
PAXMAN Frederick
Private 26086, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 14th July 1916. Born and resident Withersfield, enlisted Haverhill. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.
ROWLINSON Ernest William
Private G/9996, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 15th July 1916. Aged 27. Born Withersfield, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex. Son of Samuel and Jane Rowlinson, of Denmark Hill, Camberwell, London; husband F of Daisy Marie Rowlinson, of 47, Lowth Rd., Denmark Hill. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 7. Row H. Grave 25.
SHANKS Ronald Ernest
Private 26111, 7th Battalion, Loyal North lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 15th June 1917. Born and resident Withersfield, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 26304, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 and 43.
SMITH Harry
Private 44465, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 17th May 1917. Born Withersfield, enlisted Haverhill. Formerly 26338, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 2.
WRIGHT Ernest
Private 907914, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 15 August 1917. Aged 25. Born 20 December 1892 In Camkbridge, England. Son of James Wright and Sarah Wright, of Withersfield, Suffolk. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Passed fit 21 April 1916 and attested 22 April 1916 at Regina, Saskatewan, Canada. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, chest 25 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10596 - 52
1939 - 1945
JEFFERY Reginald George
Private 885427, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died in captivity 12 October 1943 as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese working on the Thailand-Burma Railway. Aged 22. Son of Eliza Jeffrey, and stepson of James Notley, of Withersfield, Suffolk. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row O. Grave 6.

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