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WITNESHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Cyprus - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The memorial is to be found on Village Street, Witnesham and takes the form of a Latin cross made of stone on a stepped base in a small corner plot on approach to Parish Church. There are 13 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2 plus 1 man for Cyprus.

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 12/09/1918. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

CANT

Donald George

Lance Corporal 648131, 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 31/08/1918. Buried at Ligny-St Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt

CANT

William Ernest

Private G/52953, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 15/12/1917. Born at Witnesham, resident at Westerfield. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

FARNISH

Arthur

Private 35386, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 10/03/1918. 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 03/05/1917. Born in, and resident of Witnesham. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

RAMSEY

Arthur Henry

Gunner 18947, "C" Battery, 64th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 20/07/1917. 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 12/10/1916. Age 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 11/02/1920. Age 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 22/03/1918. 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 03/05/1917. Age 23. Son of Frederick William Webb of Witnesham. Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial

WEBB

Christmas Dick

Private 15652, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 22/04/1916. Age 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 12/10/1916. Age 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 14/10/1918. Age 21. Son of William and Eliza Woodward of WitneshamBuried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux

1939-1945

BROWN

Noel Anderson

Believed to be Captain 68093, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/02/1942. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

DEE

James Charles

Believed to be Stoker 1st Class D/K62160, Royal Navy, HM Submarine Phoenix. Died 21/07/1940. Age 37. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial. HMS Phoenix left Malta for a patrol of the Sicilian coast in July 1940. Nothing was heard from the submarine after a wireless message transmitted on the night of 14th/15th July. It is believed that the submarine struck a mine. Although a submarine, possibly Phoenix, attacked the Italian tanker Dora on 16th off Santa Croce Sicily, the submarine was counter attacked with depth charges and sunk by the Italian Torpedo boat Albatros

EVERALL

Henry John

Corporal PLY/X 2081, No 40 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines. Died 19/08/1942. Buried at Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-Sur-Mer

CYPRUS

CHITTOCK

Richard J

Corporal 23091030, 1st Battalion, 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. Resident Ipswich. Buried in Wayne's Keep Military Cemetery, Nicosia. Plot 23 Row C Grave 11

Last updated 17 February, 2007

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