War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006
additional information Rod Gibson
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
of the Withersfield Memorial 12th August 1921
From an old postcard
OF THE MEN OF
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
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.
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.
following kindly supplied by Daisy Mason:
Brown – commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Panel 21.
was born in Withersfield and was son to Eli and Hannah Brown.
Aged 8, he
was a boarder at Barrack Row, Withersfield with Robert Everett,
his wife and son. At another Barrack Row address were his widower
father, a farm labourer born in Witheresfield and many others.
died earlier in 1901.
a soldier, he was at Barrack Row with his father and brothers.
All were born in Withersfield.
Herbert, died in France in 1917.
He is enlisted
in Haverhill. His number indicates joining in January 1911.
say they were in the trenches at Vierstraat, routine work, few
casualties during 1st to 4th March.
action on Tuesday, 2nd March 1915, aged 23.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
THOSE THAT COME AFTER
SEE THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN
27 October, 2019