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ELLINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2019

The Ellingham war memorial is to be found in St Mary's Churchyard, Mill Pool Lane, Ellingham, Norfolk and is listed as a Grade II Listed Building. It takes the form of a plain cross mounted on a tapered plinth on as three-stepped hexagonal base. The inscription is on the front face of the plinth with the World War 1 names either side, the World War inscription is on the front face of the top step flanked by the names of the fallen. There are ten names listed for World War 1 and six names for World War 2.
Photograph Copyright © Helen Steed 2012

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF
THE ELLINGHAM MEN
WHO DIED ON SERVICE
DURING THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

BALDRY
George
Private TF/238202, 1/7th Battalion, Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) formerly 5338, 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 31 August 1918. Resident Ellingham, near Bungay, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8-9.
COSSEY
Edgar Charles
[His discharge papers name him as Edward not Edgar] Private 22463, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 25 August 1918. Aged 39. Born Ellingham, Norfolk, resident Prides Crossing, Dassachusetts, U.S.A., enlisted Boston, U.S.A. Son of Robert and Sarah Cossey, of Ellingham, Norfolk; husband of Jeanie Cossey, of 11, Wallace St., Dumbarton. Originally atetsted 16 October 1900, aged 19 years, as 3828, Coldstream Guards, a Farm Labourer by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 93/10 inches, weight 144 lbs, chest 35-36½ inches, fresh complexion, brown eys, black hair, religious denomination Church of England, discharged 6 April 1901 as Medically Unfit.. Buried in ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY EXTENSION, FREVENT, Pas de Calais, France. Row L. Grave 33.
COSSEY
Nelson Victor
[Listed as Nelson N COSSEY on memorial] Lance Corporal [had previously been promoted to Corporal and Sergeant reduced to Lance Corporal] 1281, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 24 February 1916. Aged 28. Born and resident Ellingham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Sussanah Cossey, of Red House, Ellingham, Bungay, Suffolk. Native of Ellingham. Attested 18 November 1905 at Norwich, aged 18 years 7 months, a Gardener by trade, height 5 feet 48/10 inches, weight 121lbs. chest 34 inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomnation Church of England. Sailed with B.E.F. 8 September 1914. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 1A.
COSSEY
Samuel James
Lance Corporal PLY/7784, H.M.S. "Lion," Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed during the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 39. Born 3 May 1877 in Wllingham, Bungay, Norfolk., resident Gillingham, Kent (given as 74, Britton Street, new brompton, kent on his original attestation). Son of Robert Cossey of Ellingham, Bungay, Norfolk, and the late Susannah Cossey; brother of Mrs. Grace Smith, of Red House, Ellingham, Nr. Bungay, Norfolk. Served 21 years in the Navy. Originally attested 18 September 1895 at Chatham as 4599, 3rd Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment), aged 18 years 6 months, a Carman by trade, unmarried, height 5feet 63/8 inches, weight 129lbs, chest 33-35 inches, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated at PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 18.
EVERETT
Leonard W
No further information currently available
HOOD
Albert E
No further information currently available
NORMAN
George William
Lance Corporal 27879, 6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers formerly 16969, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 29. Born and resident Ellingham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of J. Norman, of Ellingham, Bungay, Suffolk, and the late Frederick Norman; husband of Nellie E. Norman, of 69, Hampton Rd., Ipswich. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 4.
SHAWL
George A
No further information currently available
WARD
William
No further information currently available
WATSON
Leonard Arthur
Lance Sergeant 43533, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 24 March 1918. Aged 23. Born Thrighby, Norfolk, enlisted Ditchingham, Norfolk. Son of Peter and Eliza Watson, of Wardley Hill, Ellingham, Norfolk. Native of Ellingham. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXI. Row H. Grave 19A.
1939 1945
BURCHAM
Raymond [Edward George]
Private 5780741, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 6 August 1943, taken prionser 15 February 1942 in Singapore. Aged 28. Born and resident Suffolk. Son of William George and Winifred Mary Burcham, of Ellingham, Suffolk (sic). Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Plot V. Row J. Grave 4.
CHURCH
Edward Henry aka Eddie
Private 1575383 [CWGC} or 1576383 [Army ROH 1939-1945], 244 Company, Pioneer Corps. Died of wounds 2 December 1944. Aged 25. Born and resident Suffolk. Son of William Edward and Violet May Church, of Ellingham, Suffolk (sic). Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 32.
CURTIS
Alice Maud
Private W/73992, Auxiliary Territorial Service. Died on service 6 December 1941. Born Norwich, enlisted Norfolk. Buried in ELLINGHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.
MARSHALL
Hebert
No further information currently available
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Royal Arthur John [Watson]
Skipper, H.M. Trawler "Fir," Royal Naval Reserve. Died 3 December 1942. Son of Charles and Margaret Page, of Lowestoft; husband of Minna Page, of Ellingham, Norfolk. Buried in LOWESTOFT (NORMANSTON DRIVE) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Section D. Grave 119.
RUMSEY
[Leonard] Stanley
Driver T/227575, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 21 February 1947. Aged 35. Son of Walter Daniel and Bessie Sabina Rumsey; husband of Martha Edna Lydia Rumsey, of Geldeston, Suffolk. Buried in ELLINGHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

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