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YAXLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The memorial is to be found within Yaxley Parish Church. The World War 1 mmeorial takes the form of a brass plaque mounted on a wooden backboard beneath which is a further plaque commemorating World War 2. There are 8 names listed for World War 1 and currently World War 2 has not been transcribed, offers gratefully received. The names have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading and research.

Photograph Copyright © Geoff Stebbens 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IM MEMORY OF

ALDRIDGE

Frederick

Private 14171, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th May 1917. Born Wakefield, Yorkshire, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

ALGAR

Alfred

Private 4428, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 29th August 1916. Aged 19. Born Yaxley, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of William and Elizabeth Algar, of High Street, Claydon, Ipswich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

ANNISS

Thomas Albert

[Spelt ANNESS on CWGC and SDGW] Sergeant 12631, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 11th March 1915. Aged 26. Born Liverpool, enlisted Eye. Son of Thomas and Susan Anness, of Eden Cottage, Yaxley, Eye, Suffolk; husband of Margaret Jane Anness, of 31, Airedale Rd., Balham, London. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 2.

CLEMENTS

Walter John

Private 15549, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Born Stowmarket, enlisted Eye. Commemorated in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Special Memorial 11.

Note: There are now 3,440 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 2,480 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 24 casualties believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of 35 casualties, buried in Mash Valley Cemetery, whose graves were destroyed in later fighting. The cemetery also contains 120 French war graves.

FARROW

Harry S

Private G/39144, 6th Battalion, Queen's OWn (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 23rd October 1918. Born Gislingham, enlisted Ipswich. Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 6.

FRYETT

Arthur

Private 3/7346, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th May 1917. Aged 24. Born Botesdale, enlisted Norwich. Son of Arthur and Eliza Fryett, of Sunny Side, Mellis, Eye, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

KEMP

Charles Walter

Private 33313, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 13th December 1916. Ageed 22. Enlisted Eye, resident Yaxley. Son of Charles and Constance R. Kemp, of Yaxley, Eye, Suffolk. Formerly 4329, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 12.

STAMMERS

George Wallace

[Listed as Wallis STAMMERS on CWGC and SDGW] Lance Corporal 201452, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 26. Born Yaxley, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. L. Bennett, of 88, Mellis Common, Eye, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ALSO OF

Last updated 11 November, 2008

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