War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2019
Barnby war memorial is to be found about 80 metres to the south-west
of Barnby Nursery Centre, Swan Lane, Barnby, Suffolk. It takes the form
of a Maltese cross with inscribed shaft and plinth on a two stepped
base. World War 1 names (10) are inscribed on the plinth, World War
2 names (2) are on a separate plaque at the base of the steps.
Copyright © Helen Steed - 2012
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
MEN OF BARNBY
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Hand 15977DA, H.M.S." Halcyon," Royal
Naval Reserve. Died from disease 18 November 1918. Born 11 September
1892 in Barnby, Suffolk. Son of George Baxter, of 11, Mill Road,
Barnby, Suffolk; brother of Mrs. G. Berry, of 9, Holton Terrace,
Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried near North West corner of chuch in NORTH
COVE (ST. BOTOLPH) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
4759/TS, H.M.S. "Halcyon II," Royal Naval Reserve. Died
from disease 18 February 1919. Aged 25.
Born 9 April 1893 in Barnby, Suffolk. Son of Marth Baxter, of Nunns
Nest, Barnby, Beccles, Suffolk. Buried near East boundary in BARNBY
(ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
76761, 1st Battalion, Royal
Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).. Killed
in action 11 October 1918. Aged 19. Born
Barnby, resident Beccles. Son of Mrs. M.
Baxter, of Barnby, Beccles. A Porter on the Great Eastern Railway
at Barnby Siding, Carlton Colville, with GER 2 years, enlisted 107th
Training Reserve June 1917. Buried in ST. AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY,
Nord, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 20. See also Liverpool
Street Station, London
2731S, H.M.S. "Hindustan," Royal Naval Reserve. Killed
or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 3
February 1916. Aged 20. Born 17 April 1895 in Spoxhall, Suffolk.
Son of Samuel and Martha Brighton, of Rose Cottage, Barnby, Beccles,
Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL,
Kent. Panel 19.
43168, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Missing presumed killed
in action 21 March 1918. Aged 21. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.)
[London Gazette 18 July 1917]. Born 1895 in Barnby, Beccles, Suffolk,
enlisted Lowestoft, Suffolk. Son of Thomas George and Ellen Bunn,
of Elm Tree Rd., Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk; also listed
as Syringa Cottage, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft. Height 5 feet 6½
inches, weight 143lbs, chest 35½ inches, fair complexion,
brown eyes, brow hair, religious denomination Cghurch of England.
Attested 12 September 1914 aged 19 years, posted 2nd Suffolks 25
September 1914 at Felixstowe, posted 9th Suffolks 4 October 1915,
appointed Acting Corporal 6 May 1917, transferred to 9th Norfolks
16 February 1918. In France 26 Janauary 1915 to 24 April 1915, then
4 October 1915 until his death. Previously wounded in action with
gun shot wounds to jaw, admitted to casulaty Clearing Station 19
April 1915, then transferred to Hospital Ship St. Patrick 25 April
1915, finally admitted to hospital at Bailleul 19 April 1915. No
known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
Hand 2311/SA, H.M. Drifter "Pelagia," Royal Naval Reserve.
Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 28 November 1916.
Born 1 July 1889 in Wicklewood, Norfolk. Husband of Mrs M.A. Bailey
(remarried), of 16 Sycamore Avenue, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Buried near roadside boundary in WORLINGHAM (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD,
2326/S, H.M.S. "Wildfire," Royal Naval Reserve. Died from
disease 17 November 1918. Aged 27. Born 26 August 1891 in North
Cove, Suffolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Gurney Lee, of 6, The
Green, Barnby. Buried near South West corner in BARNBY (ST. JOHN
THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
14647, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 20 July
1916. Aged 30. Born and resident Barnby, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilson, of St. George's Hut, Beccles Rd.,
Carlton Colville, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL
MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
Fishing Vessel New Haven (Lowestoft), Fishing Fleet. Died 15 January
1940. Aged 27. Son of Evelyn Rendlesham Baxter, of Barnby, Suffolk.
No known grave. Commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel
Lieutenant, H.M. Motor Minesweeper 1012, Royal Naval Reserve. Died
30 December 1945. Aged 39. Son of Dick Alfred and Laura Jane Lee,
of Barnby; husband of Lily Lee, of Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall. Mentioned
in Despatches (MiD). Buried in BARNBY (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD,
27 August, 2019