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WITNESHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Cyprus - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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The memorial is to be found on Village Street, Witnesham and takes the form of a Celtic cross made of stone on a stepped base in a small corner plot on the approach to the Parish Church. There are 13 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2 plus 1 man for Cyprus. There is also a mmeorial within Witnesham Parish Church, Church Lane, Witnesham, which takes the form of a grey marble on black background plaque listing those who died in the First World War (13 names) and the Second World War (3 names).

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN CONNECTED WITH THIS
PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

BUMPSTEAD

George [Henry]

Sergeant S/8006, 13th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12 September 1918. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

CANT

Donald [George]

Lance Corporal 648131, 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 31 August 1918. Buried at Ligny-St Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt

CANT

William [Ernest]

Private G/52953, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 15 December 1917. Born at Witnesham, resident at Westerfield. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

FARNISH

Arthur

Private 35386, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 10 March 1918. Resident of Witnesham. Buried at the Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt

PYETT

George [Henry]

Private G/10330, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3 May 1917. Born in, and resident of Witnesham. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

RAMSEY

Arthur Henry

Gunner 18947, "C" Battery, 64th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 20 July 1917. Son of Alfred Henry Ramsey of 1 America Hill, Witnesham. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

RAMSEY

Albert Richard

Lance Corporal 26748, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12 October 1916. Aged 31. Husband of Henrietta Diamond Croft (formerly Ramsey) of 4 Packard Avenue, Nacton Estate, Ipswich born Ipswich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

SADLER

[Hugh] Owen

Sergeant 351, 51st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 11 February 1920. Aged 39. Son of Thomas and Rosanna Sadler of Upper Street, Witnesham. Buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery

WARD

Ernest [William]

Private 28347, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 22 March 1918. Born Foxhall, resident of Whitton. Buried at Beaumetz-Les-Cambrai Military Cemetery No 1

WEBB

Christopher

Private 739859, 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). Died 3 May 1917. Aged 23. Son of Frederick William Webb of Witnesham. Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial

WEBB

Christmas [Dick] aka Dick

Private 15652, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 22 April 1916. Aged 21. Son of John and Janet Thorpe of Wood Farm Cottage, Witnesham. Buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen

WOLTON

Norton [William]

Private 43133, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12 October 1916. Aged 22. Son of Jeremiah and Alice Wolton of Barley Mow Inn, Witnesham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

WOODWARD

Horace [William]

Private 235338, 7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 14 October 1918. Aged 21. Son of William and Eliza Woodward of WitneshamBuried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux

1939-1945

BROWN

Noel Anderson

Captain 68093, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action during the Japanese invasion of Singapore 13 February 1942. Aged 27. Born Lincolnshire, resident Suffolk. Son of James Arthur and Emily Florence Brown; husband of Cynthia Joyce Brown (nee Newdick) of Witnesham, Suffolk. His brother John Anderson Brown also died on service. Married Cynthia J Newdick in the June to September Quarter 1937 in the Thetford Registration District, Norfolk. Originally buried at Bukit Brown (overlooking the house), map reference 822135. Grave lost. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 53.

DEE

John

No further information currently available

EVERALL

Henry [John]

Corporal PLY/X 2081, No 40 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines. Died 19 August 1942. Buried at Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-Sur-Mer, Seine-Maritime, France. Row H. Grave 3.

CYPRUS

CHITTOCK

Richard John

Corporal 23091030, 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died when the vehicle he was travelling in passed over a landmine on the Limassol to Kato Polemidhia road 4th November 1956. Aged 22. Born 6 November 1933. Resident Ipswich. Buried in Wayne's Keep Military Cemetery, Nicosia. Plot 23 Row C Grave 11

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