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YOXFORD WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is to be found in the parish church, Yoxford. There are 29 names for World War 1 and 14 for World War 2.

1914-1918

BALL

Frederick 'Fred' Robert

Private 199189, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Killed in action 3/11/1916. Born 4/5/1891 in Yoxford. Enlisted and passed fit 28/3/1916 at Port Arthur, Canada. Son of George & Elizabeth Balls High Street Yoxford. Husband of Ida Ball of 20 Jean Street, Port Arthur, Canada. Waiter by trade. Height 5 feet 8½ inches. Girth 35¾ inches. Complexion medium, eyes blue, hair brown. Religion Church of England. Commemorated on Vimmy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 392 - 5

BLOIS

Dudley George

DSO. Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding 84th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 14/07/1916. Age 41. Son of the late Sir John Blois (8th Bart), of Grundisburgh and Cockfield Hall and of Dowager Lady Blois of 8 Ennismore Gardens, South Kensington, London, husband of Georgiana Blois (daughter of Admiral Sir Compton Domvile, G.C.O., G.C.V.O.). Buried at Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-Le-Sec. Lt Col Blois is also commemorated on Blythburgh War Memorial

BOND

Claud Charles

Private 265192, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 11/04/1918. Age 21. Son of George F and Mary A Bond of Yoxford. Buried at La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck

BOND

Stanley J

Private 105529, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 18/07/1916. believed to be Son of George F and Mary A Bond of Yoxford. Buried at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground

BOTWRIGHT

Walter

Corporal 51551, 99th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 22/04/1918. Age 32. Son of Charlotte Botwright of Saxmundham Road, Yoxford. and the late William Botwright. Commemorated on the Doiran Memorial, Greece

BURNHAM

Charles Henry

Private 23475, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/07/1916. Age 31. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Burnham of Mill House, Yoxford. Buried at Ovillers Military Cemetery

CAPP

Edward

Private 17064, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/07/1916. Age 23. Son of Charles and Jane Capp of The Lodge, Old Abbey, Leiston. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Private Capp is also commemorated on the Leiston War Memorial

CRISP

Charles J

Private 22853, Suffolk Regiment Depot. Died 27/09/1916. Age 36. Son of Charles Crisp of Plantation Cottage, Yoxford. Buried at Cambridge City Cemetery. Private Crisp’s death was recorded at Cambridge

CULLINGFORD

Herbert James

Private 6136, 24th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Forces. Died 03/05/1917. Age 24. Son of Mrs M E Cullingford of Brook Street, Yoxford. Commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. Herbert Cullingford served under the name of Private R Smith

CULLINGFORD

Walter Leonard

Able Seaman 239714, Royal Navy. HMS Agamemnon. Died 25/04/1915. Age 22. Son of Walter and Mary E Cullingford of Yoxford. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

From 19 February 1915 until May 1915, The Lord Nelson Class battleship, HMS Agamemnon took part in the bombardment of Turkish positions throughout the Dardanelles. During this period, HMS Agamemnon was hit by artillery rounds on several occasions, without serious damage to the ship, but with the loss of a number of crew members

DADE

William John

Private G/35963, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 14/02/1917. Age 24. Son of William and Lillian E Dade of Little Street, Yoxford. Buried at Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension

DAY

Henry Mountain

MM. Sergeant 10633, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 24/08/1918. Age 28. Son of Robert and Fanny I Day of Park Place, Yoxford. Buried at Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory

DAY

Philip Robert

Gunner "D" Battery, 181st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 25/03/1918. Born at Yoxford. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

GIBBS

Albert C

Private 27073, 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 24/04/1915. Age 24. Son of Frederick Raven Gibbs of Grove Park, Yoxford and the late Mary Gibbs. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

GOODALL

Walter

Corporal 564, 6th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died 07/08/1915. Born at Yoxford. Commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial

HADINGHAM

Harold Herbert

Sapper 360688, 24th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 10/11/1918. Age 27. Son of Arthur and Charlotte Hadingham of Middleton. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Sapper Hadingham is also commemorated on the Middleton War Memorial

HOLMES

David John

Private 325031, 6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 14/10/1918. Age 24. Son of William C Holmes of Willow Marsh Road, Yoxford. Buried at Doingt Communal Cemetery extension

HURREN

Hugh Maurice

MM. Sergeant 1664, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 01/07/1916. Age 22. Son of Alice Emma Hurren of High Street, Yoxford and the late Alfred Carew Hurren. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

LINES

Herbert John Owen

Rifleman 4169, "C" Company, 1st/5th Battalion, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade. attached 2nd/17th Battalion. Died 01/09/1916. Age 27. Son of Michael Davey Lines and Julia Lines of Yoxford. Born at Islington, London. Buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetry, Mont-St-Eloi

LOMAX

Samuel Holt

CB. Lieutenant General, General Staff. Commanding Officer, 1st Division. Died 10/04/1915. Age 59. Son of Thomas Lomax of Grove Park, Yoxford, husband of Mary Helen Lomax (nee Alston) of The Ivy House, Corsham, Wiltshire. Buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery

MOUNTAIN

Frederick John Henry

Corporal 319576, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/07/1916. Age 24. Son of Frederick James and Harriet Mountain of Park Place, Yoxford. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

MOUNTAIN

Sidney William

Sapper 51580, 99th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 07/01/1919. Age 24. Son of Frederick James and Harriet Mountain of Park Place, Yoxford. Buried at Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria

NEWBY

Ernest Arthur

Private G/11268, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 09/09/1916. Age 29. Son of Arthur and Hannah Newby, of Little Street, Yoxford. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

NEWSON

Frederick

Private 3/3103, 6th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 26/05/1916. Age 28. Son of William and Anna Newson of Little Glemham. Buried at Agny Military Cemetery

POTTER

David C

Deck Hand 6356/DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler Dane. Died 28/08/1915. Age 32. Son of George S Potter of 4 Little Street, Yoxford. Buried at Aldeburgh (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard. Deck Hand Potter’s death was recorded at Plomesgate.

HM Trawler Dane was lost off the Anglian coast on 28th August 1915. Deck Hand Potter’s burial at Aldeburgh suggests that his body was washed ashore

SMITH

Wesley William

Private 43079, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

SPENCE

Sydney Charles

Private 31123, 15th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 25/08/1918. Age 18. Son of Mrs M J Spence of 20 Felix Road, Felixstowe and the late Mr R W Spence. Native of Yoxford. Buried at Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension

TAYLOR

James Ernest

Private 612810, 19th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 07/12/1917. Born in, and resident of, Yoxford. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

THORNTON

Leonard

Gunner 85540, "C" Battery, 78th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 28/04/1917. Age 21. Son of John Thornton of Dunwich. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Also commemorated on the Dunwich War Memorial

MEN OF YOXFORD WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF
1939-1945

BARBER

Robert William

Petty Officer C/J55514, Royal Navy. HMS Duchess. Died 12/12/1939. Age 39. Son of George and Sarah Barber of Yoxford, husband of Eva May Barber of Emsworth, Hampshire. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

The Destroyer HMS Duchess was sunk on December 12th 1939 when she was involved in a collision with the Battleship HMS Barham in the North channel 9 miles off The Mull of Kintyre. Only one officer and 22 ratings survived, out of a crew of 152

CHAMBERS

William Robert

Corporal PLY/X 2212, Royal Marines. HMS Prince of Wales. Died 10/12/1941. Age 22. Son of James W and Hilda G Chambers of Leiston. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

HMS Prince of Wales, was launched on the 3rd May 1939 and served with the home fleet during 1940. 1941. In company with HMS Hood, she engaged the Bismarck and Prinz Eugen on 24th May 1941, but broke of the engagement after receiving damage. She was at Singapore in October 1941, but was sunk off Malaya, (along with HMS Repulse) by Japanese Torpedo Aircraft on the 10th December 1941

CORDLE

Ralph Sunei Wallace

Sergeant (Pilot) 565161, 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 30/10/1939. Age 25. Son of Charles and Annie N Cordle of Yoxford, husband of Betty Joan Cordle of Yoxford. Buried at Yoxford Cemetery. Sergeant Cordle’s death was recorded at North Kesteven.

50 Sqaudron was re-formed in May 1937, as a bomber squadron, flying Hampdens from RAF Waddington. The Squadron’s first bombing raid was not until March 1940, when it participated in Bomber Command's first attack on a German land target. the mine-laying seaplane base at Hornum on the island of Sylt

COTTON

Douglas George

Signalman 235965, 18th Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 24/06/1943. Age 25. Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery

CULLINGFORD

George Baker

Leading Seaman C/JX 140353, Royal Navy. HM Submarine Triad. Died 20/10/1940. Age 21. Son of George Baker Cullingford and Laura Cullingford. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

In October 1940 HMS Triad was patrolling the coast of Libya before proceeding to Alexandria. By 20th October the submarine was overdue. It was initially believed that Italian aircraft had bombed Triad off Calabria, but it was later discovered that she had been attacked and sunk by the Italian submarine Enrico Toti on 15th

DAVIS

Herbert Richard

Colour Sergeant 5825763, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/11/1945. Age 33. Son of Walter Henry and Jessie Elizabeth Davis, of Yoxford. Buried at Yoxford Cemetery. Colour Sergeant Davis’ death was recorded at Bury St Edmunds

DAY

Percy Robert

Driver T/5827405, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 28/03/1945. Buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

DAY

William George

Private 5828231, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/02/1942. Age 23. Buried at Kranji War Cemetery

EMMERSON

George Arthur

Private 5835491, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 14/10/1944. Age 34. Son of Harry and Maggie Mabel Emmerson of Sibton. Buried at Overloon War Cemetery

EVANS

Robert Thomas

Private 5828214, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 11/06/1943. Age 22. Son of John and Alice Evans of Yoxford. Buried at Kranji War Cemetery

HOLMES

Lawrence Frederick

Leading Seaman LT/JX 242876, Royal Naval Patrol Service. HMS Exmouth. Died 30/10/1944. Age 40. Son of James Fredrick and Gertrude Ellen Holmes, husband of Mary Elizabeth Holmes of Yoxford. Buried at Yoxford Cemetery. Leading Seaman Holmes’ death was recorded at Chatham.

HMS Exmouth was a destroyer sunk by U-22 with all hands on 21st January 1940, with all hands. Leading Seaman Holmes was a member of the Royal Naval Patrol Service, who manned small craft. His date of death, HMS Exmouth and the RNPS do not match up. further research required

SAYER

Percival Walter

Private 5826960, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 05/02/1942 and 15/02/1942. Age 24, husband of Esther Sayer of Yoxford. Buried at Kranji War Cemetery

SMITH

Claude Donald

Private 5776274, 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 22/07/1943. Age 24. Son of George and Mabel Smith of Yoxford. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

SMITH

Harold James

Corporal 5828223, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 04/06/1943. Age 21. Son of Jeffrey William Smith and of Katie Evelyn Smith of Leiston. Buried at the Chungkai War Cemetery. Corporal Smith is also commemorated on the Leiston War Memorial

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Last updated 7 October, 2008

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