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WOODBRIDGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Linn Barringer; transcribed Nick Rowland 2003
Stuart Green 2006

Woodbridge War Memorial is located at the junction of Church Street and Market Hill. In 1998 a group of volunteer researchers formed the Woodbridge War Memorial Project to find out all they could about the men whose names appear on the War Memorial. Their work was recorded in a file which was presented to the town on St. George's Day 1999. The file is in the care of the Town Council, and may be consulted in the Shire Hall on Market Hill during the Town Council's office hours. The list below covers both World Wars and the transcript was taken by Nick Rowland on Sunday 12th February 1995. Stuart Green has then researched the memorial in depth. The memroial is in the form of a Latin Cross on an octagonal column resting on a plinth with a three stepped base. There are 133 names for World War 1 and 56 for World War 2. The initial unveiling of the memorial was by the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Stradbroke on 7th November 1920, the builder was Mr A C Stephenson; details are record in the East Anglian Daily Times 8th November 1920. Extra details have been added here from the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, and that gives details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Photographs Copyright © Woodbridge Town Council 2010

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE 133 WOODBRIDGE MEN
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

ADAMS

Albert Edward
Private 35177, 1st Labour Company, Hampshire Regiment transferred to 178th Company Labour Corps. Died 27/10/1917. Age 34. Son of Harry and Celia Adams of Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Woodbridge, Suffolk. Formerly 30279, Middlesex. Regiment. Buried at the Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium

ADAMS

Arthur Edward Norton
Petty Officer 204978, Royal Navy. HMS Clan McNaughton. Died 03/02/1915. Age 31. Son of Isaac and Emily Elizabeth Adams of 30 Garland House, Seckford Street, Woodbridge. 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

ADAMS

Ernest Frank
Private 23488, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 25/06/1918. Age 36. Husband of Jessie T Adams of 4 Drybridge Hill, Woodbridge. Buried at Sarralbe Military Cemetery, France

ADAMS

Norton John
Gunner 17898, 100th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 03/10/1916. Age 30. Son of Isaac Adams of 30 Seckford Street, Woodbridge. Buried at Struma Military Cemetery, Greece

AIRY

Arthur Langton
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment (Attached 1st Battalion). Died 11/01/1915. Age 39. Son of Dr Hubert Airy, late of Stoke House, Woodbridge. Husband of Grace Airy of Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

ANDREWS

Frederick John
Acting Lance Corporal 20107, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action 04/10/1918. Age 25. Son of John William Andrews of Gordon House, Cumberland Street, Woodbridge. Enlisted Woodbridge, Suffolk resident Woodbridge. Formerly 1759, Suffolk Yeomanry. Buried at Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, Aisne, France

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Fred Andrews, the younger son of Mr. John W. Andrews, of Gordon House, was killed on October 4th 1918, in France. He had previously served in Salonika, Egypt and Palestine where he suffered from malaria. He was 25 years of age.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

BAYLEY

Sydney John
Private 19208, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment (Formerly 20th Hussars. 1st Reserve Cavalry Regiment). Killed in action 25/09/1915. Age 21. Son of John and Ada Agnes Bayley of 116 Rushmere Road, Ipswich. Born Liverpool, enlisted Colchester, Essex, resident Woodbridge, Suffolk. Formerly 19111, 1st Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

BICKERS

Alfred Amos
[Listed as Amos Alfred on SDGW] Rifleman R/11700, Depot, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died in United Kingdom 29/04/1915. Age 23. Son of Ambrose Bickers of 10 Burkitt Road, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Stowmarket, resident Woodbridge. Buried at the Winchester (West Hill) Old Cemetery

BICKERS

Allen Albert
Stoker 2nd Class K/21004 Royal Navy. HMS St George (Training depot part of HMS Ganges). Died 15/8/1914. Age 19. Son of Ambrose and Mary Ann Bickers of 10 Burkitt Road, Woodbridge. Buried at the Shotley (St. Mary) Churchyard

BLAKE

George Arthur
Private 27275, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 06/01/1917. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Leiston, Suffolk. Formerly C/23157, East Surrey Regiment. Buried at Agny Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

BOOTH

Leonard Alfred
MM. Sergeant 203338, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27/09/1918. Age 23. Son of George and Elizabeth Booth of "Glenville," 95 New Street, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, enlisted Woodbridge. Formerly 1735, Suffolk Yeomanry. Buried at Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt, Pas de Calais, France

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Sergt. Leonard Alfred Booth, elder surviving son of Mr. and Mrs. George Booth, was killed in action on September 27th, 1918, in France. He was in his 24th year.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

BREWSTER

Frank
Sergeant 509, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/07/1916. Age 39. Son of Harry and Louisa Brewster of Blakenham, Ipswich. Husband of Lilian Brewster of 21 Station Road, Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

BROOM

Harold
Sergeant 15183, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 21/08/1916. Age 20. Son of William and Rose Broom of 28 Angel Lane, Woodbridge. Buried at Auchonvillers Military Cemetery

BROOME, DCM

Albert Edward
DCM. Bombardier 20110 122nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 02/08/1917. Age 31. Husband of Beatrice E Broome of 92 Cumberland Street, Woodbridge. Buried at Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Bombardier Albert Broome, husband of Mrs. Broome, 92, Cumberland Street, Wondbridge, was killed in action on August 2nd, 1917, and was buried at Ypres. Bombardier Broome was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in March 1916.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

BROWN

Edward Percival Wildman
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 04/09/1916. Buried at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval

BROWN

William J H
Captain 3rd Battalion, attached 15th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 04/09/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

BULLER

Reginald Evelyn George Chapman
Private 250717, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 26/03/1917. Age 21. Son of John and Eliza Buller of 37 Seckford Street, Woodbridge. Enlisted Colchester, resident Woodbridge, Suffolk. Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel

BUNN

Charles Anthony
Private 201669, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23/04/1917. Age 31. Son of Walter Bunn of 142 Percy Road, Shepherd's Bush, London. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Formerly 328, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

BUTTON

Albert John
Lance Corporal 24851, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 17/04/1917. Age 30. Son of Jonathan and Mary Elizabeth Button of 11 Kingston Terrace, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton. On 17 April 1917, the ambulance transport vessel HMT Donegal departed from Le Havre bound for Southampton, with injured servicemen. When she was approximately 19 miles south of the Dean Light vessel, she was hit by a torpedo and sunk. All but 11 of those on board were rescued

CARTER

Frederick William
Private 13908, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/09/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

George Carter, the third member of the Woodbridge Reporter staff to make the supreme sacrifice, lost his life in April, 1918, through the vessel on which he was serving being torpedoed by an enemy submarine. He was 21 years of age.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

CARTER

Herbert George
Believed to be Bombardier 62158, HQ 15th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 30/08/1917. Son of George and Harriet Carter of 16 Turnpike Road, Hacheston. Buried at Canada Farm Cemetery

CAYLEY

Francis Digby Edward
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 29/09/1915. Age 21. Son of Sir Everard Cayley, 9th Bart. and Lady Mary Cayley, of Brompton Hall, Yorkshire. Buried at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

CLARKE

Ernest D
Able Seaman DEV/J/44313, Royal Navy. HMS Kinsha. Died 10/01/1921. Age 32. Son of George and Katherine Clarke, 25 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Sai Wan (China) Memorial, Hong Kong. The Sai Wan (China) Memorial, commemorating 72 casualties of both wars whose graves in mainland China could not be maintained.

HMS Kinsha was a River Gunboat serving on the Yangtze and West Rivers in China

CLARKE

Frederick William
Able Seaman 201471, Royal Navy, HMS Cressy. Died 22/9/1914. Age 33. Son of Frederick William and Jane Clarke of 5 New Street, Woodbridge. Husband of Margaret Jane Clarke of 91 Stephenson Street, North Shields. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial.

HMS Cressy, an old 1st Class armoured cruiser, was part of Cruiser Force C, in the area of the North Sea known as the Broad Fourteens (HMS Eurylus, HMS Aboukir and HMS Hogue were the other three cruisers). HMS Eurylus had technical problems and returned to port. Early on September 22nd 1914 the German submarine U9 under the command of Commander Otto Weddigen sighted the Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue steaming NNE at 10 knots without zigzagging. Although the patrols were supposed to maintain 12-13 knots and zigzag the old cruisers were unable to maintain that speed and the zigzagging order was widely ignored as there had been no submarines sighted in the area during the war. HMS Aboukir was hit by a torpedo first and rolled over within half an hour of the attack. HMS Hogue was picking up survivors when she was hit by two torpedoes, sinking within 10 minutes. HMS Cressy had stopped to pick up survivors, but got underway, before she was hit by a torpedo and damaged. Shortly afterwards, a second torpedo hit her and she sank within 15 minutes. 837 men were rescued but 1459 men were killed in total

COLLINS

Alfred Edward John Charles
Private 42052, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 27/10/1918. Age 21. Son of John Ellis and Agnes Edith Collins of Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, resident Monewden, Suffolk. Formerly G/15086, Royal West Kent Regiment. Buried at Tezze British Cemetery, Italy

COOPER

Edward George
Private G/20308, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 17/11/1916. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds, resident Woodbridge. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Mrs. E. George Cooper, of 14, Brook Street, was officially notified in January, 1918, that her husband, Private E. George Cooper, who had been posted "missing" since November 17th, 1916, had been assumed to have been killed on that date. He left a widow with three young children under nine years of age.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

COOPER

James
Private 57319, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 4/10/1918. Son of Mrs A Cooper of 4 Bredfield Street, Woodbridge. Buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy

COTTON

Albert Edward
Private G/15321, 8th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 16/05/1917. Age 24. Son of Mrs Ellen Eliza Cotton of Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk enlisted Woodbridge, resident Woodbridge. Formerly 15087, Suffolk Regiment. Buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen

CRANE

Albert George
Private 29338, 1st/3rd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment attached to 264th Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died 24/07/1918. Age 25. Husband of Ethel D Crane of 9 St John's Street, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk enlisted Woodbridge. Formerly 36498, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Cremona Town Cemetery, Italy

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Bert Crane, husband of Mrs. Crane, St. John's Street, and son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Crane, of Bredfield Road, died in Italy, from blood-poisoning, on July 24th, 1918. He was 25 years of age, and was a fine cornet player.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

CROWE

Alan Davy
Private 29339, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 27/08/1917. Age 32. Son of Davy and Jessie Crowe of Woodbridge. Husband of Emma Jane Crowe, of Albany Villas, Woodbridge. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen

CROWE

Brian
Private 3569, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment (transferred to 858th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps). Died 02/07/1918. Age 21. Son of William Crowe of 209 Earlham Road, Norwich. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Woodbridge. Formerly 36500, Suffolk Regiment. Buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Brian Crowe, younger son of Mr. William Crowe, of "Framfield," died in the 30th General Hospital, France, on July 3rd, his death being due to injuries sustained in a burning accident, whilst engaged in the Hospital. He would have attained his 21st birthday had he lived till the 19th of the month.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

CUTTING

Arthur James Harry Clifford
Rifleman C/1013, 16th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 23/04/1917. Age 25. Son of the late James George Cutting of Woodbridge. Husband of Mabel Elizabeth Cutting of Barham, Ipswich. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

CUTTING

Austin Wilfred
Able Seaman J/13934, Royal Navy. HMS/M E50. Died 31/01/1918. Age 24. Son of the late James George and Bessie Cutting of Woodbridge. Commemorated in Chatham Naval Memorial.

HM Submarine E50 is thought to have struck a mine in the vicinity of the North Sea’s Dogger Bank. Vessel lost with all hands

DAVIS

Bertie
Private 1726, G Company, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15/07/1915. Age 18. Son of George Samuel and Mary Ann Davis of 11 Victoria Road, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Woodbridge. Buried at Neuve-Chapelle British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

DENMAN-DEAN

George Walpole Winthrop
Lieutenant, Royal Marines. 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Marine Division. Died 07/11/1917. Age 21. Only son of the Rev R and Mrs Denman-Dean of Woodbridge Rectory. Buried at St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen

DUNNETT

Charles William
Able Seaman R/381, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, Nelson Battalion, Royal Navy Division. Died 23/04/1917. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

DUNNETT

Cyril
Sergeant 48247, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 04/11/1918. Age 24. Son of Mr J and Mrs L Dunnett of 32 Eastward Ho, Leiston. Resident of Woodbridge. Buried at Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-au-Bois. Also commemorated on the Leiston Memorial

DUNNETT

Frank Tassie
Private 55892, 151st Company, Machine Gun Corp (Infantry). Killed in action 24/04/1917. Age 34. Son of William and the late Elizabeth Dunnett of Woodbridge. Husband of Ellen E. Dunnett of 35A Emmanuel Road, Balham, London. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Wandsworth, resident Balham. Formerly 23673 East Surrey Regiment. Buried at Wancourt British Cemetery

EDMUNDS

Percy
Private 13092, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3/11/1915. Age 19. Son of Robert and Ellen Edmonds of 118 Castle Street, Woodbridge; brother of Reginald (below). Born Woodbridge, enlisted Ipswich. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

EDMUNDS

Reginald
Private 9524, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20/07/1916. Age 18. Son of Robert and Ellen Edmonds of 118 Castle Street, Woodbridge; brother of Percy (above). Born Woodbridge, enlisted Ipswich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Reginald Edmonds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmonds, of Castle Street, who was reported "missing" on August 20th, 1916, was subsequently concluded to be killed. Nr.s and Mrs. Edmonds thus lost two sons in the war.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

FELGATE

Albert William
Private 17519, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 09/10/1917. Age 30. Son of John and Harriet Felgate of Woodbridge. Husband of Lena Felgate of 8 Church Lane Cottages, Ramsholt. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

FELGATE

Harry Percy
Private 1758, 3rd/1st Battalion, Suffolk Yeomanry (The Duke of York's Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars). Died in United Kingdom 28/7/1916. Age 22. Son of John and Harriett Felgate of 5 Deben Road, Woodbridge. Enlisted Woodbridge, resident Woodbridge. Buried in Woodbridge Cemetery. Private Felgate’s death is recorded at Woodbridge

FERGUSON

Alexander
Private M2/021404, Royal Army Service Corps, British Military Mission, Paris. Died 07/12/1918. Age 31. Husband of Mabel Mary Ferguson of 16 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge. Born in Scotland. Buried at City of Paris Cemetery, Pantin

FINNEY

George
Private 351139, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 19 July 1918. Born Woodbridge, enlisted Perth. Formerly 3086, H.C. Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

George Arthur Finney, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Finney, of 68, New Street, was killed in action in France, on the 19th July, 1918, when he was endeavouring to carry in his Commanding Officer who had been severely wounded and ultimately died of his wounds.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

FORD

Sidney
Believed to be Private 240828, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/10/1917. Buried at Gaza War Cemetery

FORSDIKE

Charles William
Second Lieutenant, 129th Battery, 42nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 13/6/1918. Age 26. Son of William Henry and Ellen Amelia Forsdike of Woodbridge. Buried at Pernes British Cemetery

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Second-Lieut. C. W. Forsdike, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Forsdike, of New Street, died of wounds in France, on June 13th, 1918. He was 26 years of aged. Deceased had served in Egypt 1915— 1916.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

FRASER

Charles
Gunner 60740 1st London Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 05/04/1917. Age 20. Son of Mr and Mrs R Fraser of 29 Castle Street, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, resident Woodbridge. Buried at Foreste Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France

FUTTER

Charles Alborough
Private 16927, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 04/10/1916. Buried at Struma Military Cemetery, Greece

GOSLING

Robert Henry
Private 2796, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 12/03/1916. Resident of Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Southend, resident Woodbridge. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

GRAINGER

Archibald Arthur
Gunner 19312, ‘A’ Battery, 92nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 26/11/1918. Age 27. Son of William and Anna Grainger of 22 Beaconsfield Road, Woodbridge. Buried at Berlin South-Western Cemetery

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Archibald A. Grainger, fifth son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Grainger, of Beacons¬field Road, was a Prisoner of War in Germany, and died on or about the 25th November, 1918. He was 27 years of age, and a Gunner in the R.F.A.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

GRAY

George Edward
Private G/11881, 11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 28/07/1916. Age 23. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Herbert Gray of 2 Bredfield Street, Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

GRAY

Victor Samuel
Lieutenant, 48th Squadron, Royal Air Force (formerly 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment). Died 08/08/1918. Age 21. Son of Samuel and Emma E Gray of 38 Seckford Street, Woodbridge. Commemorated on Arras Flying Services Memorial.

48 Squadron, RAF was formed in 1916 and was the first Squadron to be equipped with the Bristol B.F.2. The unit was posted to France on 08/03/1917

GRAY

Walter Frederick
Private 77006, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 18/9/1918. Born Woodbridge, enlisted Ipswich, resident Woodbridge. Formerly 75586, 107th Training Reserve Battalion. Buried at Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Walter Frederick Gray, who was killed in action in France on September 18th, 1918, was the second son that Mr and Mrs. Herbert Gray, of Woodbridge School Lodge, lost in the war. He was only 19 years of age.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

GRAYSTON

Frederick
Possible Rifleman 5/3262, 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 10/03/1915. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial. In the 1901 census, Freddy Grayston, aged 13, son of Harry and Jane Grayston is listed at 111 Brewers Lane, Woodbridge. It is unconfirmed that whether the soldier mentioned above is the same person

HARRIS

Arthur Albert
Private 27774, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 07/10/1916. Resident of Woodbridge.Born Huntingfield, Suffolk, enlisted Woodbridge, Suffolk resident Woodbridge. Commemorate on the Thiepval Memorial

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Arthur A. Harris, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. John Harris, 1, St. John's Street, was reported “missing” since October 7th, 1916, and in August 1917, they received official notice that the Array Council concluded he was killed. Mr. and Mrs. Harris' other son was killed in the Air Raid on August 12th, 1915.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

HAWES

Bert
Rifleman 472879, 1st/12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Killed in action in 09/04/1917. Husband of M A Hawes of 36 Heron Road, Willesden, London. Born Woodbridge, enlisted London, resident Willesden. Formerly 4385, 9th Middlesex. Regiment. Buried at Achicourt Road Cemetery, Achicourt, Pas de Calais

HAWES

Henry
Believed to be Private 17128, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 23/09/1918. Born Orford. Buried at Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai

HESKETH

G F
Driver 695593 "D" Battery, 285th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 21/03/1918. Age 25. Son of the late William and Sarah Hesketh. Buried at Merville Communal Cemetery Extension

HILL

Frank
Private 320654, ‘C’ Company, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/04/1919. Age 37. Son of Jesse and Caroline Hill, of Woodbridge; Husband of Charlotte E. Hill. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery

HOLDERNESS

Frederick
Believed to be Bombardier 204780, 380th Battery, 158th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 19/11/1917. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Although the memorial shows L Holderness, no details can be identified to a serviceman of this name. Suffolk County Records indicate F Holderness

HOLMES

Wilfred Harry
Private 13083, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26/09/1916. Age 20. Son of Harry and Rosina Holmes of 7 St John's Terrace, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge. enlisted Ipswich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

HOUGHTON

George William
Sapper 187184, 223rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24/03/1918. Age 47. Husband of May Annie Houghton of 36 Brook Street, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk, resident Woodbridge, Suffolk. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Sapper George William Houghton (R.E ), husband of Mrs. Houghton, of 36, Brook Street, was struck by a shell while in a sunken road in France, and died before he could be got on to an ambulance. He was 39 years of age.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

HOWARD

Harry
Private 43184, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/04/1917. Age 19. Son of Mr and Mrs C J Howard of 9 Beaconsfield Road, Woodbridge. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

HOWE

Charlie
Private 17216, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 02/03/1916. Age 39. Son of G A and J M Howe. Husband of Gertrude Ellen Howe of 75 Seckford Street, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk enlisted Ipswich. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

HOWE

John
Lance Corporal 17582, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24/04/1915. Born Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk enlisted Ipswich. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

HUGGINS

Charles Robert
Private 29355, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 04/10/1917. Age 37. Son of James and Harriet Jane Huggins of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Lily Rose Huggins of 25 Seckford Street, Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Charles Robert Huggins, husband of Mrs. Huggins, of 25, Seckford Street, who had been posted as missing since the 4th November, 1917, was in September, 1918, officially notified by the War Office as killed on that date. The deceased, prior to joining the forces, was manager of the International Tea Stores, the Thoro'fare.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

JONES

Robert B
Staff Sergeant OM2/228959, "V" Company, Royal Army Service Corps. 5/1/1919. Age 33. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery. Staff Sergeant Jones died at Bury St Edmunds

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Staff-Sergt. B. Jones, M.T., A.S.C., died at the Military Hospital, Bury St.Edmunds, on January 5th, 1919, from pneumonia. His home was at 16, Victoria Road, and he has left a widow and three young children. He was 35 years of age.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

KERSEY

Newton Robert S
Private 42972, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 02/05/1918. Age 24. Born at Woodbridge. resident of Mildenhall. Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

KING

Frederick William
Private 1465, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 23/03/1916. Born and lived in Bromeswell. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial. Private King is also commemorated on the Melton War Memorial

LARKEN

Frederic James
Second Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 14/11/1916. Age 38. Son of Louise Larken of Grove Lodge, Woodbridge and the late Major William Hare Larken (Loyal North Lancashire Regiment). Buried at Albert Communal Cemetery Extension

LARKEN

John Savage
Second Lieutenant, 10th (Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 21/09/1918. Age 33. Son of Major W H and Louise Larken of Grove Lodge, Woodbridge. Husband of Muriel du Pre Addison. Buried at Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Second-Lieut. Jack Larken, younger son of the late Major W. H. Larken and Mrs. Larken, Grove Lodge, was killed in action in France on September 21st, 1918. He left a young wife of only a few months. Mrs. Larken, sen., has lost in the war two sons and a son-in law.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

LEECH

Bertie John
Private 43196, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/04/1918. Age 32. Son of John and Isabella Leech, of 3 Bullards Road, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. Formerly 1610, Suffolk Cyclist Battalion. Buried at Herissart Communal Cemetery

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Bertie John Leech, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Leech, of 3, Dullard Lane, was killed in France in April, 1918. He was 32 years of aged.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

LEGGETT

David
Private 26430, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 25/03/1918. Age 31. Son of David and Sarah Leggett of 76 Vine Street, Woodbridge; his brothers were Frederick and Edward (below). Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Private David Leggett, fifth son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Leggett, 2, Station Road, was killed in action in France, on 25th March, 1918, during the great enemy offensive. He was 32 years of age, and was the second of three sons lost by Mr. and Mrs. Leggett in the war.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

LEGGETT

Edward J
Private 7594, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in England 28/12/1917. Age 34. Son of Sarah Leggett and the late David Leggett of 76 New Street, Woodbridge; his brothers were Frederick (below) and Edward (above). Born and resident Ufford, enlisted Colchester. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery

LEGGETT

Frederick [Charles]
Private 3310383, 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 2 September 1918. Frederick Charles Leggett (Only Frederick Leggett on the memorial) was the third son of David and Sarah Leggett to be killed in the war, he had only arrived in France 2 weeks before; his brothers were David and Edward (above). He had emigrated to Canada in 1913. The Woodbridge Reporter and Wickham Market Gazette ran an article on 19th September 1918 reporting his death. Born 4 February 1883 in Suffolk. Religious Denomination Methodist. Labourer by trade. Next of kin was his mother, Sarah leggett, of Woodbridge, Brewers Line (sic), Suffolk. Enlisted 16 January 1918 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, aged 34. heoght 45 feet 10 inches, girth 39½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair grey. Buried in DURY CRUCIFIX CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 51. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5552 - 2

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Leggett. of 2, Station Road, have lost three sons in the war, Frederick being the third to fall. He was killed by shell fire during an advance on the enemy's lines in September, 1918. He had only been in France a fortnight when he met his death.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

MADDISON

Charles
Private 200232, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 08/08/1918. Born Woodbridge, enlisted Woodbridge. Formerly 1690, Suffolk Regiment. Buried at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres

MADDISON

Samuel Herbert
 

MALLET

Horace
Private 27112, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika 12/3/1918. Brother of Mr J Mallet of Deben Road, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Buried at Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece

MANNING

Felix Gordon
Private 200691, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20/07/1916. Age 18. Son of Ellis G and Maria Manning of 16 Angel Lane, Woodbridge. orn Woodbridge, enlisted Ipswich. Formerly 2783, Suffolk Regiment. Buried at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval

MANSON

Bruce Edward Alexander
Captain, 61st King George’s Own Pioneers. Died 03/11/1914. Age 35. Oon of the late F B Manson (Indian Forest Service) and Emily Manson. Husband of Mabel Manson. Served in the Boxer Rebellion. ADC to HM The King at the Delhi Durbar (1911). Connection to Woodbridge unknown. Commemorated at Tanga Memorial Cemetery, Tanzania

MARKHAM

James S
Private 21810, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 30/12/1917. Age 25. Lived in Melton. Commemorated the Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt. Private Markham was on board the troop ship "Aragon", when, as she was arriving at the port of Alexandria, she was hit by a torpedo fired by the German submarine UC34. As the destroyer "HMS Attack" was rescuing the personnel on board, "Aragon" was hit by a second torpedo, and "HMS Attack" was hit by a third. Both ships were lost with the total loss of 610 lives. Private Markham is also commemorated on the Melton War Memorial

NEEDS

Arthur William
Private 62676, 18th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 13/11/1918. Age 42. Son of William Everett Needs of Woodbridge and the late Elizabeth Needs. Husband of Elizabeth Annie Needs of 12 Theatre Street, Woodbridge. Buried at St Andre Communal Cemetery, Lille, France

NEWSON

Douglas Arthur
Second Lieutenant, 42nd Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 23/09/1918. Age 25. Son of Alice Emma Newson of 34 St Johns Street, Woodbridge and the late Samuel John Newson. Commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial. Second Lieutenant Newson is shown on the memorial with the initials BA. this is incorrect

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Lieut. Douglas Newson, Royal Air Force, younger son of Mrs. S. J. Newson, of St. John's Street, lost his life on September 23rd, in France, by his machine being hit by enemy craft, and crashing to the ground over the enemy's lines. He had seen considerable service in France during the war.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

NICHOLS

Robert Allen
Private 276319, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26/04/1918. Age 29. Son of John Allen Nichols and Harriet Nichols. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmund's, resident Woodbridge. Formerly 24628, Suffolk Regiment. Buried at Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension

NUNN

Harry
MM Acting Sergeant 29179, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 3/5/1917. Age 38. Son of Mrs A E Nunn of 6 Seckford Street, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, resident Saxmundham. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Sergt. Harry Nunn, youngest son of Mrs Nunn, 6 Seckford Street, was reported missing on May 3rd. 1917. In April 1918, Mrs. Nunn was informed by the Army Council that they had concluded he was killed on the first date. He was 38 years of age.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

NUNN

Wilfred Maurice
Private 13104, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 08/07/1916. Age 17. Son of Frederick and Rosa Nunn, of Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, enlisted Ipswich. Buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery

OVERITT

Ernest Albert
Driver 98649, 72nd Battery, 38th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 12/10/1918. Age 26. Husband of Ethel Overett of 35 Constitution Hill, Ipswich. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted London. Buried at Voormezeele Enclosure No.3 Ieper, West-Vlaanderen

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Driver Ernest Overett, son of Mrs. Overett, of 16, Seckford Street, was killed in action on October 12th, 1913, in France. Deceased had only been married a few months.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

OXBORROW

William
Private 376112, 1st/9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 14/09/1918. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, resident Woodbridge. Buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Private W. Oxborrow, husband of Mrs. Oxborrow, of 29, Chapel Street, was killed in action on September 14th, 1918, during an attack on the enemy's trenches. He was 37 years of age, and left a widow and four young children. Deceased was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Oxborrow, Market Hill.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

OXX

George Amos
Private 25801, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 28/12/1918. Age 36. Husband of Edith M Oxx of 2 Castle Street, Calne, Wiltshire Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

PALMER

Arthur George
Sapper 154906, 227th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 27/02/1919. Age 32. Son of Mr and Mrs Walter Palmer of Woodbridge. Husband of Ada Louise Palmer of 73 Storks Road, Rotherhithe, London. Buried at Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension, Oise, France

PALMER

Samuel James
Sergeant 28823, 101st Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 27/11/1917. Age 41. Son of Walter and Sarah Elizabeth Palmer of Woodbridge. Buried at Karachi Cemetery, commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate). Of the 13,300 Commonwealth servicemen commemorated by name on the memorial, just over 1,000 lie in cemeteries to the west of the River Indus, where maintenance was not possible

PEACHEY

Henry
Gunner 169175, 286th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 04/01/1918. Age 42. Son of Charles William Peachey of The Thoroughfare, Woodbridge. Husband of Sarah Peachey of 79 Baxter Street, Warrington. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Gunner Henry Peachey, R.G A., second son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Peachey, the Thoroughfare, died from wounds at a Canadian Clearing Station, in France, on January 4th, 1918. The deceased was nearly 42 years of age and left a widow and nine children, eight of whom are boys under 14 years of age.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

PEASEY

Victor Horace
Lance Corporal 12989, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1916. Age 23, but Son of Elijah and Emma Peasey of 82 Cumberland Street, Woodbridge. Buried at Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thi lloy

PIPE

Lewis
Private 202970, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/08/1918. Age 32. Husband of Mabel Pipe of Old Post Office, Twinstead, Sudbury. Buried at H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St Mein (between Arras and Cambrai)

PIPE

Robert Henry
Sergeant 200939, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 29/03/1918. Age 26. Son of William Dalby Pipe and Emma Pipe of 9 Queen's Road, Beccles, Suffolk. Buried at Etretat Churchyard Extension (near Le Havre).

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Robert H Pipe, assistant teacher at the Council School, died of wounds received in action on 29th March 1918. He was 26 years of age and joined the forces in September 1914.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

PLANT

Holford Charles Fourdrinier
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. attached 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment . Died 03/05/1917. Age 22. Son of Ethel Marian Clowes of The Moorings, Woodbridge and the late Samuel Plant. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

PRENTICE

Charles Lemon
Shipwright 4th Class CH/M/23950, Royal Navy. HMS Theseus. Died 05/01/1919. Born Waldringfield. Commemorated on the Baku Memorial, Azerbaijan.

HMS Theseus, first-class cruiser of the Edgar Class. Launched in 1892, HMS Theseus saw service as tender to HMS Cambridge from 1905 to 1913 and then joined the Queenstown Training Squadron in February 1913. Theseus joined the 10th Cruiser Squadron during 1914-1915 after which she was rearmed and bulges added for Dardanelles service. She returned from service in the Mediterranean in 1916 and was sent to the White Sea. In 1918 she was stationed as a depot ship in the Aegean and later in 1919 in the Black Sea, returning home in 1920. She was sold and scrapped in 1921.

The Baku memorial, erected in 2004, commemorates those 47 soldiers -. out of a total of 92 who were killed in the Azerbaijani capital in 1918 and 1919 -. who have been identified by name. Originally occupied briefly by British forces in 1918, Turkish troops in turn evacuated Baku in November 1918 and were replaced by a new Commonwealth contingent that remained there until the Bolshevik advance made it impossible to stay. The 92 British soldiers were initially buried in Baku’s Christian cemetery, but this cemetery was destroyed under the Soviet regime that took over from the short-lived Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan in the early 1920s

READ

Arthur George Henry
Private 235058, 5th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 24/06/1917. Age 33. Son of Priscilla and the late Henry Read; Husband of Ethel Elizabeth Read, of 52, Ruskin Rd., Ipswich, Suffolk. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk, resident Ipswich. Formerly 19850, Suffolk Regiment. Buried at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery

REDGRAVE

William
Private 32184, 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 11/05/1918. Buried at Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery

REEVE

Leslie H
Private 42752, 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 18/02/1919. Age 27. Son of Francis Frederick and Alice May Reeve of Ipswich. Husband of Elforda Alice Reeve of Hinderter Rector, Norfolk. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery. Private Reeve’s death is recorded at Woodbridge

RICHES

Frank
Rifleman 472550, 2nd/12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Killed in action 26/5/1917. Born Woodbridge, enlisted Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

ROBINSON

Frederick
Private 90495, 204th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 06/10/1917. Age 33. Son of James Robinson of Three Ton Inn, Cherwell, Banbury. Husband of Lilian Brown (formerly Robinson) of Park Road, St. Giles, Salisbury. Born Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, enlisted Banbury, resident Woodbridge. Formerly 47775, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

ROWLAND

Frank Dennis
Sergeant 87, 54th (East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 13/08/1915. Age 37. Son of Rowland Hill Rowland JP and Sarah Rowland of Woodbridge. Husband of Elsie Eve Rowland of "Broadleaze," Eastbourne. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey

SCOLDING

Henry William [Junior]
Private 54480, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 21/03/1918. Age 19. Son of Henry William and Kate Scolding of "Homeville", St. John's Street, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk resident Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

SEABORN

Bernard
Private 201251, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/07/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

SECKER

Walter Henry
Private 24743, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Abbeville Hospital 28/08/1916. Age 30. Husband of Hilda Maud Secker of 30 Castle Street, Woodbridge. Born in Woodbridge and a resident thereof, SDGW listed him as being born in East Harling, Norfolk. Enlisted on 16 February 1916 in Ipswich. Buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery

SHARMAN

Isaac
Private 31899, 13th (Service) (1st Barnsley) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 12/04/1918. Age 39. Son of the late Henry and Lydia Sharman of 89 Castle Street, Woodbridge; Husband of Mary Ann Catherine Warne (formerly Sharman) of New Street, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Woodbridge. Formerly 19600, Northamptonshire Regiment. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial

SHELDRAKE

Levi
Private R/355164, Remounts Unit, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 22/10/1919. Age 37. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Sheldrake. Husband of Daisy Annie Sheldrake of 67 Seckford Street, Woodbridge. Born at Woodbridge. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery

SHIMMON

George
Private 200234, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 02/03/1919. Age 38. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery

SIMM

Frank
Believed to be Private 2272, 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died Between 06/08/1915 and 09/08/1915. Age 23. Commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey

SKINNER

Albert George
Corporal M2/193003, 331st Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corp. Died 09/07/1919. Age 38. Husband of Margaret Skinner of 7 Theatre Street, Woodbridge. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery

SMY

Abram William Ernest
Private 33346, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 30/11/1917. Born Iken. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louveral

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

A. Smy, husband of Mrs. Smy, of 26, Shipmeadow, who was reported as missing on November 30th, 1917, was in September, 1918, officially recorded as killed on that date. He left a widow and four children.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

SOUTHGATE

George Henry
Private 3577, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/08/1916. Age 22. Son of Mrs. J. Southgate of 10 Station Road, Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

SOUTHGATE

William
Believed to be Private 1995, "B" Company, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Age 26. Son of Mr J B and Mrs P Southgate of 25 Prospect Road, Ipswich. Commemorated at the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy

SPIELL

Herbert Frank
[Shown as H F SPALL on the memorial, but Herbert Frank SPIELL in other records of the time] Private 12923, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14/08/1917. Enlisted Woodbridge, Suffolk and resident Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

SPOOR

Cyril Robert
Trooper 2959, 1st Life Guards. Died 20/11/1914. Age 20. Son of Mr and Mrs H Spoor of 26 Barrack Road, Woodbridge. Buried at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery

TAMPIN

Charles Thomas
Cook’s Mate 2nd Class M/7603, Royal Navy. HMS Cressy. Died 22/09/1914. Age 20. Son of William and Elizabeth Tampin of 2 Deben Road, Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

HMS Cressy, an old 1st Class armoured cruiser, was part of Cruiser Force C, in the area of the North Sea known as the Broad Fourteens (HMS Eurylus, HMS Aboukir and HMS Hogue were the other three cruisers). HMS Eurylus had technical problems and returned to port. Early on September 22nd 1914 the German submarine U9 under the command of Commander Otto Weddigen sighted the Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue steaming NNE at 10 knots without zigzagging. Although the patrols were supposed to maintain 12-13 knots and zigzag the old cruisers were unable to maintain that speed and the zigzagging order was widely ignored as there had been no submarines sighted in the area during the war. HMS Aboukir was hit by a torpedo first and rolled over within half an hour of the attack. HMS Hogue was picking up survivors when she was hit by two torpedoes, sinking within 10 minutes. HMS Cressy had stopped to pick up survivors, but got underway, before she was hit by a torpedo and damaged. Shortly afterwards, a second torpedo hit her and she sank within 15 minutes. 837 men were rescued but 1459 were killed in total

THEOBALD

Geoffrey Charles Drury
Staff Sergeant T/1210, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. attached 146th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 06/03/1917. Age 34. Son of Admiral C B and Ellen Theobald of Woodbridge. Buried at Avesnes-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension

TURNER

Charles
Private G/29262, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 16/08/1916. Born Bawdsey, resident of Woodbridge. Buried at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont

TURNER

Frederick George
Private 56335, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 14/06/1918. Age 28. Son of Mr and Mrs Robert Turner. Husband of Harriet Turner of 16 Maiden's Grove, Woodbridge. Born Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, enlisted Ipswich, resident Woodbridge. Formerly 32166, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried at Jonchery-Sur-Vesle British Cemetery, Marne

TURNER

John D
Corporal 200147, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 23/04/1917. Age 21. Son of Mrs Alice Mary Turner of 75 New Street, Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

TURNER

William George
Lance Corporal 38210, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died 23/08/1918. Born in Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Lance-Corporal W. G. Tuner, son of Mr. and W. H. Turner, of 38, Bredfield Street, was killed in action in France, on 23rd August, 1918. He was 23 years of age.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

WELLS

Frederick
Gunner 86557, 113th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 26/10/1917. Age 26. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Wells, of Woodbridge. born Melton. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

WELTON

Ernest Frederick
Private 3021, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15/7/1916. Age 20. Son of Mr and Mrs H Welton of 1 St John's Hill, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

WEST

George Mills
Private 279084, 3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 01/09/1918. Age 19. Son of George Mills West of Grundisburgh Road, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, enlisted Stratford, resident Woodbridge. Formerly 656292, 21st London Regiment. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

WHISSTOCK

Donald Frederick
Private 43217, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1916. Age 19. Son of Mrs Whisstock and the late Mr F W Whisstock of 2 Beaconsfield Road, Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

WICKS

Francis Hayward
Private 769006, 28th Battalion, London Regiment (Artists’ Rifles). Died in United Kingdom 01/11/1918. Age 27. Husband of Kathleen M Wicks of Suffolk House, 4 Ipswich Road, Woodbridge. Born Buffalo, New York enlisted Whitehall resident Woodbridge, Suffolk. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery. Private Wicks’ is recorded in Billericay

From the Woodbridge Reporter dated 30th Jan 1919, there are details of Woodbridgians who fell in the Great War.

Francis Hayward Wicks, only son of Mr. F. F. Wicks, the Thoro'fare, was in the Artists' Rifles, and died in Warley Military Hospital, from pneumonia on November 1st, 1918. He was 27 years of age, and his marriage took place only three months previously.

Thanks to Jeffrey Coleman for his research into the Reporter.

WIX

Ernest Robert
Private 202723, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in Egypt 02/12/1917. Age 36. Husband of Kate Mary Wix of 2 Seckford Street, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Woodbridge. Buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

WOODRUFFE

Alfred
Sapper 143289, 11th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 02/11/1916. Age 32. Son of Charles and Jane Woodruffe of 77 Cumberland Street, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk, resident Woodbridge, Suffolk. Commemorated on the Thiepval memorial

WOODS

Arthur Alfred
Private 722967, 1st/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 17/09/1916. Age 33. Son of Henry and Sarah Woods of 26 Angel Lane, Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, enlisted Woodbridge, resident Woodbridge. Formerly 24845, 3rd Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the Thiepval memorial

WOODS

Charles Edward
Private TF/1885, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 09/05/1915. Born Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Hastings. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

WOODS

William
Private 3/10318, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15/02/1915. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

WRIGHT

Arthur A
Private 200057, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 24/03/1919. Born Woodbridge. Born Woodbridge, Suffolk, enlisted Woodbridge. Formerly 827, Suffolk Regiment. Buried at Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension
1939-1945

ABLITT

Herman Robert Francis
Corporal 7523187, 198 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 08/09/1945. Age 33. Son of Robert John Ablitt and of Emily Jane Ablitt of Woodbridge. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial

BACON

Leonard W
Private 5824468, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10/09/1943. Age 33. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar

BAILEY

Percy Leonard
Sergeant 5825358, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 07/07/1943. Age 29. Husband of Alice Bailey of St Budeaux, Plymouth. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

BAKER

Frederick Tomas
Believed to be Company Quartermaster Sergeant 5825912, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 24/07/1944. Age 31. Son of Robert James Baker and Ada Mary Ann Baker. Buried at Kirkee War Cemetery, India

BALES

Arthur William
Private 5827078, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/09/1944. Son of Edmund and Emma Elizabeth Bales of Woodbridge. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial

BANYARD

Charles E
Stoker 1st Class P/KX130632, Royal Navy. HMS Encounter. Died 25/04/1945. Buried at Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia.

The Heavy Cruiser "HMS Exeter", was badly damaged in the Battle of the Java Sea on 27/01/1942. Following repairs at Soerabaya, on 01/03/1942, the Exeter sailed for Colombo with "HMS Encounter" and "USS Pope" as escorts. The Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruiser fleet of Haguro, Nachi, Ashigara and Myoko, along with the destroyers Akebono, Inazuma, Kawakaze and Yamakaze, attacked in the Java Sea between Java and Borneo. all three Allied ships were lost. Stoker Banyard was rescued and taken prisoner, confined to a POW Camp in the area of Makassar on the island of Celebes, where he died in 1945. In 1961, the remains of 503 graves in Makassar War Cemetery were moved to Ambon, which was originally built on the site of an Australian, British and Dutch POW camp

BOOTH

Arnold John
MC. Lieutenant Colonel 13506, Royal Artillery, attached 25 Mountain Regiment Royal Indian Artillery. 07/01/1944. Age 47. Son of George and Elizabeth Booth. Husband of Dorothy Alice Booth, of Ipswich. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Rangoon, Myanmar

BRINKLEY

Ernest
Private 5831403, 2/5th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 29/04/1943. Age 28. Commemorated on the Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia

BROOKS

George
Believed to be Captain 229233, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps. seconded to the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 19/02/1944. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial

BUTTON

Frederick Albert Jonathan
Flight Sergeant 1398862, 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22/07/1944. Age 21. Son of Frederick John and Edith Emma Button, of Woodbridge. Buried at Kiel War Cemetery. 236 Squadron RAF flying Beaufighters, was stationed at North Coates at the time of Flt Sgt Button’s death

CATTERMOLE

Harry Thomas
Private 5829784, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 14/2/1942. Age 24. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

CLEMENTS

Allan Louis
Believed to be Private 5828007 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. 13/12/1943. Age 22. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

COOPER

Gerald John
Signalman LT/JX 247192, Royal Navy Patrol Service, H.M. Motor Minesweeper 70. Died 24/09/1943. Age 26. Son of Arthur George and Mabel Cooper of Woodbridge. Husband of Matilda W Cooper, of Notting Hill, London. Commemorated on Lowestoft Naval Memorial.

HM Motor Minesweeper 70 was lost in the Gulf of Taranto, Italy on 24/09/1943 with all hands. it is believed that she sank after hitting a mine

CRANE

Cyril
Private 5826179, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 21/10/1943. Age 26. Son of James and Harriet Crane of Woodbridge. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar

CRANE

Percy George
Private 5827667 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 11/09/1943. Age 24. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar

CRISP

Alfred Arthur George
Warrant Officer Class II (CSM) 5822511, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/06/1943. Age 38. Husband of Gertrude Louie Crisp of Woodbridge. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar

DOUBLE

Allen John
Corporal 7372849, 198 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 23/12/1940. Age 23. Son of Bertie and Aggie Double. Husband of Peggy Violet Double of Woodbridge. Buried in Woodbridge Cemetery

EAGLE

Charles William Henry
Private 5827075, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 05/02/1942 and 15/02/1942. Age 20. Son of Robert and Mable Rose Eagle of Woodbridge. Buried at Kranji War Cemetery

FARROW

Walter
Private 5826774, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 21/11/1943. Age 24. Buried at Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

FROST

Oswald Dereck
Gunner 5827332, 7 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 29/05/1941. Age 19. Son of Arthur Edward and Florence Helena Frost of Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Athens Memorial

GODFREY

Philip Miles Derek
Second Lieutenant 271760, 205 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 31/08/1943. Age 20. Son of Maj Rumley Walter Godfrey and Stella Lorraine Godfrey of Woodbridge. Buried at Hasketon (St Andrew) Churchyard

GRANT

Frederick Arthur
Lance Corporal 5832618, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died between 21/9/1944 and 31/12/1944. Son of Frederick and Rose Grant. Husband of Phyllis Grant of Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

GRAYSTON

Harold Arthur
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1725063, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10/11/1943. Age 19. Son of William and Rosa May Grayston of Woodbridge. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery

GREEN

William Douglas
Guardsman 2665816, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 26/06/1944. Age 19. Son of Walter Edward and Mary Ann Green of Woodbridge. Buried at Assissi War Cemetery

HILL

Jarrold Ernest
Lance Corporal 5825559, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 28/5/1940 and 29/5/1940. Age 26. Husband of Jennie L Hill of Woodbridge. Buried at Oostvleteren Churchyard

HOWARD

Frank
Private 5826780, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 21/09/1944. Age 30. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

HOWE

Herbert
Believed to be Private 5830398, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 11/08/1943. Age 25. Son of Albert and Lily Howe of Alderton. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand

JOY

Philip Maurice
Trooper 7907677, "C" Squadron, 7th Queen’s Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 28/04/1942. Age 25. Son of Hilda R Joy of Stoke, Ipswich. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial

KEEBLE

Percy John
Sergeant 5824854, 142nd (7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 24/04/1943. Age 31. Commemorated on the Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia

KNIGHTS

Ernest Henry
Petty Officer Stoker C/K 59951, Royal Navy. HMS Fitzroy. Died 27/05/1942. Age 41. Son of Herbert and Sarah Knights. Husband of Eva Daisy Knights of Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

HMS Fitzroy was a Hunt class minesweeper that was sunk by a mine during a clearance operation off Yarmouth on 27/05/1942 with the loss of 1 officer and 13 ratings from a crew of 73

LAMBERT

Arthur Albert
Lance Corporal 5827070, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/05/1946. Age 24. Son of George and Mary Elizabeth Ann Lambert of Woodbridge. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery

MARKS

Leslie Gordon
Leading Seaman C/JX156392, Royal Navy. HMS Avenger. Died 15/11/1942. Age 20. Son of Percy William and Ellen Louisa Marks of Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

HMS Avenger was an Escort Carrier. After taking part in the Operation Torch landings of North Africa in November 1942, she departed Gibraltar with convoy MFK 1(Y) on 14 November, heading home to the Clyde in the UK. At 0305 on 15 November, approximately 45 nautical miles South of Cap Santa Maria, Portugal, Avenger was torpedoed by the German U-Boat U-155, along with two other escorting merchant ships. Avenger was hit on the port side amidships, which in turn ignited her bomb room, blowing out the centre section of the ship. Her bow and stern sections rose in the air and sunk within 2 minutes, leaving only 12 survivors

MEADOWS

Reginald Alfred
Lance Sergeant 909414, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14/11/1942. Age 31. Son of Alfred and Alice Meadows. Husband of Ellen Meadows of Ipswich. Buried at the Alamein Cemetery, Egypt

MINTER

Arthur James
Private 5825712, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/09/1943. Age 30. Son of Arthur and Eugene Bessie Minter. Husband of Phyllis Violet Minter of Woodbridge. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar

MINTER

Stanley Ernest
Corporal 5824986, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/06/1943. Age 33. Son of George and Maud Kate Minter. Husband of Gladys Mary Minter of Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

NEALE

Philip Evans
Sergeant (Observer) 947874, 254 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19/07/1941. Buried at Boldmere (St Michael) Churchyard, Warwickshire.

At the time of Sergeant Neale’s death, 254 Squadron R.A.F. were flying Blenheims out of Aldergrove Airfield, County Antrim and were attached to Coastal Command

NEVILLE

Edmund Charles
Believed to be Private 5829992 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 15/02/1942. Age 26. Son of John and Millie Neville Born in Co Cork. Buried at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore

NEVILLE

John Edward
Lance Sergeant 1065669, 7 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 05/03/1943. Age 31. Son of John and Millie Neville Born in Co Cork. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

OVERETT

Alfred E
Able Seaman D/J33792, Royal Navy. HMS Osborne. Died 23/12/1943. Age 45. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Overett of Woodbridge. Husband of Edith Maud Overett of Woodbridge. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery. Able Seaman Overett’s death was recorded at Deben.

HMS Osborne was a shore base on the Isle of Wight, where they were responsible for air-sea rescue boats and the passing of orders and confidential books to ships at anchor

RICHARDSON

Arthur Edward
Sergeant (Obs) 1261271, 218 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24/08/1942. Age 21. Son of Ernest Joseph and Marie Richardson of Woodbridge. Buried at Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

On 16 March 1936, No 218 reformed from A Flight of No. 57 Squadron at Upper Heyford with Harts, re-equipping with Battles in January 1938. On the outbreak of war, the squadron moved to France as part of the Advanced Air Striking Force and when the German attack came in May 1940, suffered heavy casualties in attempts to halt the enemy columns. By early June no aircraft were left and the squadron personnel were evacuated to the UK where re-equipment with Blenheims took place. Operations began in July against enemy coastal targets and barge concentrations but in November No. 218 was transferred to No. 3 Group and converted to Wellingtons for night bombing. The squadron's first night raid was on 22 December 1940 and Wellingtons continued to operate until February 1942 when Stirlings replaced them

RICHARDSON

Frederick David
Sergeant 5825059, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/02/1942. Age 32. Buried at Kranji War Cemetery

RICHARDSON

Henry Arthur John
Private 5826837, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/09/1943. Age 22. Son of William Charles and Sophia Ann Richardson of Woodbridge. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar

RICHARDSON

William Sidney Francis
Sergeant 5824068, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/06/1943. Age 34. Son of William Charles and Sophia Ann Richardson. Husband of Mabel Olive Smith Richardson of Brockley, London. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

ROBINSON

Maurice Frederick
Private 5827865, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 11/05/1943. Age 23. Son of Lionel Wilfred Abbott Robinson and Clara Marie Robinson of Woodbridge. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

ROWE

Cecil Charles
Corporal 5826012, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 21/09/1944. Age 30. Son of Lewis and Laura Rowe. Husband of Hilda Florence Rowe of Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

ROWLAND

Frank Wallace
Aircraftman 1st Class 1161258, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30/09/1944. Age 28. Son of Nathaniel and Ellen Mary Rowland of Woodbridge. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

SCAIFE

Maxwell Byford
[Listed as SCARFE on memorial] Leading Aircraftman 1647338, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26/12/1944. Age 43. Buried at Woodbridge Cemetery. Leading Aircraftman Scaife’s death is recorded at Westminster

SHELDRAKE

Frederick Arthur
Private 828019, 4th Battalion. Suffolk Regiment. Died 11/06/1943. Age 23. Son of Bertie Albert and Lily Sheldrake of Woodbridge. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar

SMITH

Frederick George
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SMITH

Ralph
Private 5826465, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 06/09/1943. Age 34. Husband of Ena Agnes Smith of Woodbridge. Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand

STONE

Douglas James
Able Seaman JX146495, Royal Navy. HMS Curacoa. Died 27/04/1940. Age 19. Son of William and May Stone. nephew of Mrs W S M King of Woodbridge. Buried at Kirkwall (St Olaf’s) Cemetery.

After four days serving as Anti-Aircraft protection off Aldanses, Norway, on 24 April 1940, HMS Curacoa was seriously damaged during a German bombing raid. Able Seaman Stone is believed to have died as a result of this attack. (Note: On 2 October 1942, HMS Curacoa was escorting RMS Queen Mary when they were involved in a collision. HMS Curacoa was cut in two and sank immediately with the loss of 404 of her 430 crew.)

THEOBALD

Frank William Isaac
Corporal 5826775, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/07/1943. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

TYLER

George
Corporal 5825881, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/09/1944. Age 28. Son of Elsie May Tyler. Husband of Marguerite Tyler of Swaffham, Norfolk. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

WARNEFORD

Peter Burton
Lieutenant 121213, 2nd Airborne Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 09/07/1943. Age 25. Son of Major Harry Walter Burton and Violet M Warneford of Woodbridge. Buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

WHITE

Philip Horace
Believed to be Gunner 2039520, 5th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14/9/1943. Age 34. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

WRIGHT

Alfred James
Leading Stoker C/KX100644, Royal Navy. HMLCI (L) 162. Died 07/02/1943. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

HM Landing Craft Infantry (Large) No.162 was torpedoed by U-596 and exploded while en route from Oran to Algiers. there were no survivors

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