STONHAM WAR MEMORIAL
World War 1 & 2 - Roll
of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright
© Martin Edwards 2017
The war memorial cross can be found in the grounds of St Marys Church,
Earl Stonham, Suffolk and takes the form of a floriated Latin Cross
with octagonal column and stepped base made from Portland stone. The
cross was first unveiled 16 January 1921 by the Earl Cadogan which was
reported in the East Anglian Daily Times, 17 January 1921. The Roll
of Honour takes the form of a handwritten, paper, roll of honour in
a glass frame within the church. There are fifteen names listed on the
War Memorial for World War 1 and seventeen on the Roll of Honour. There
is one man listed for World War 2 on both the Roll of Honour and the
memorial. The two names listed only on the Roll of Honour are marked
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF EARL STONHAM
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
THEY PASSED OVER AND LET THE TRUMPETS SOUND FOR THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE
of Honour inscription:
love hath no man than this that a
man lay down his life for his friends
1914 – 1918
Grant them Lord eternal rest and let
light perpetual shine upon them
Corporal 768683, 28th or 2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Artists'
Rifles). Died from Broncho Pneumonia at the Military Hospital,
Warley, 19 December 1918 at 9am; disease contracted while on Military
Service. Aged 31. Born 2 June 1887 in Camberwell, Surrey, educated
Dulwich College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. In the 1901 census
he was aged 13, born Dulwich, Surrey, resident with his parents,
Edward J and Blanche M Ashwin, resident 90, Croxted Road, Dulwich,
Camberwell, London. Height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 143 lbs, blue
eyes, fair hair, fresh complexion, chest 34½ inchesIn the
1911 census he was aged 23, born Dulwich S.E., Clerk In Holy Order
Church Of England, resident 80 Barlow Street Walworth SE, St Mary
Newington, London. Married Marjorie Edith Morgan 23 September
1913 at St. Pancras. Buried in HIGHGATE CEMETERY, London. Grave
reference 99. 41269.
Note: Other than being a Clerk in Holy Orders no connection can
be found with Earl Stonham but he is the only Mnley F ASHIW listed
for that period.
Born 1897, baptised 29 July 1897 at Pettaugh, St Catherine, son
of Harry and Ellen Baker of Pettaugh. Death recorded October to
December Quarter 1922 in the Bosmere Registration District, Suffolk,
30705, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 March
1918. Aged 26. Born Earl Stonham, enlisted Stowmarket. Son of Edgar
and Alice Brett, of Forward Green, Earl Stonham, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Buried in CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot
II. Row A. Grave 19.
201256, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 15 July
1916. Enlisted Ipswich. Formerly 3865, Suffolk Regiment. Born 19
August 1897. Baptised 17 October 1897 at Earl Stonham, St Mary.
In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Suffolk, resident with his
parents, Samuel and Mary Ann Chaplin, Forward Green, Earl Stonham,
Bosmere, Suffolk. Admitted to Earl Stonham Church/Voluntary Primary
School in 1902. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL,
Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
222497, 213th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action
12 April 1918. Born Mendlesham, Suffolk, resident Earl Stonham,
enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Formerly 33339, 6th Battalion, Yorkshire
Regiment and 2358, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST.
OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Roow A.
Seaman J/71444, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died in Chatham Hospital
dfrom heart failure following bomb wounds 18 April 1918; wounded
in an enemy air raid on Chatham Barracks (3 September 1917). Aged
19. Born 1 June 1898 in Stowmarket, Suffolk, baptised 17 July 1898
at Stowupland, Holy Trinity. Son of Martha and George Diaper, of
Mill House, Forward Green, East Stoneham (sic), Nr Stowmarket. Enlisted
6 June 1917 for the duration of the hostilities. Heght 5 feet 4½
inche, chest 36 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion.
Employed as a Stockman prior to enlistment. In the 1901 census he
was aged 3, born Stowupland, Suffolk, resident with his parents,
George and Martha Diaper, in Columbyne Road, Stowupland, Stow, Suffolk.
In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Earl Stowupland, Suffolk,
resident with his parents, George and Martha Diaper, at Forward
Green, Earl Stonham, Suffolk. Buried
in GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, Kent. Church of England Naval
Plot 29. Grave 1518.
3591, "D" Battery, 53rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Died 27 October 1915. Born Halstead, Essex, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk.
In the 1911 censsu he was aged 21, born Greenstead, Essex, living
on Private Means, resident with his mother, Alice Julia Gray, at
Deerbolts Hall, Stonham, Earl Stonham, Suffolk. No known grave.
Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Panel 5 and 9.
52849, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 31 July 1917. Aged
24. Son of George and Charlotte M. Hubbard, of Angel Hill, Stonham,
Stowmarket, Suffolk. Although his age is given as 24, died 1917,
making his year of birth 1893 he appears in the 1891 census aged
1, born Essex, son of Charles Wing and Alice Julia Gray, resident
Perces, Halstead, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN
GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. Also commemorated
on St James the Apostle Church War Memorial, Greenstead Green, Essex.
27277, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment).
Killed in action 30 May 1917. Aged 20. Born Wetheringset, Suffolk,
resident Earl Stonham, enlisted Needham Market. Son of Mrs. J. Keen,
of Angel Hill, Stonham, Stowmarket, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated
at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
3242, 8th Australian Light Horse. Died of illness (Heart failure)
in Port Said Military Hospital 15 October 1918. Aged 26. Born 12
May 1892. Son of Adolphus and Ada Kitson; nephew of Mrs. Diana Kitson,
of 9 Trafalgar Streetm Middle brighton, Australia. Native of Mendlesham,
Suffolk. Admitted to Earl Stonham Church/Voluntary Primary School
in 1900. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Mendlesham, Suffolk,
resident with his parents, Adolphus and Ada Harriet Kitson, at Fulchers
Farm, Earl Stonham, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was
aged 18, born Mendlesham, Suffolk, a Farm Worker, resident with
his parents, Adolphus and Ada Kitson, at Fulchers Farm, Forward
Green, Earl Stonham, Suffolk. Farmer by trade, he emigrated to Australia
aged 19, resident Middle Brighton, Victoria, Australia. Religious
denomination Church of England. Embarked 20 February 1917 from Melbourne
aboard RMS Morea. Buried 16 October 1918 in PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL
CEMETERY, Egypt. Section E. Grave 11.
(Served as Alfred LAWRENCE). Gunner 23833, 4th Heavy Battery, Royal
Garrison Artillery. Died 13 December 1918. Aged 36. Son of Arthur
and Annie Last, of Middlewood Green, Forward Green, Earl Stonham.
Buried near the North boundary in EARL STONHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD,
24201, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 22 March 1918. Aged
26. Son of Mr. H. Peck, of Morgan's Yards, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket,
Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de
Calais, France. Bay 4.
Private 5763, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 4
March 1916. Aged 32. Born Earl Stonham, Suffolk, enlisted Needham
Market. Son of Robert and Emma Ringe, of Forward Green, Earl Stonham,
Stowmarket. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais,
France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 72.
267828, 1st/7th Battalion, Prince Of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire
Regiment). Died 26 October 1918. Born and enlisted Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Baptised 9 May 1897 at Earl Stonham, St Mary, son of Jonathan William
and Mary Ann Rush. Formerly 1933, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911
census he was aged 14, born Earl Stonham, Suffolk, an Errand Boy,
resident with his grandparents, Charles and Mary Ann Chittock, in
Forward Green, Earl Stonham, Suffolk. Buried in ERQUELINNES COMMUNAL
CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave 128.
Private (Acting Corporal) 242560, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.
Killed in action in Palestine 19 April 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mary
Stannard, of Saxham St., Stowupland, Stowmarket, Suffolk, and the
late Charles Stannard. Formerly 20123, Suffolk Regiment. In the
1911 census he was aged 17, born Thwaite, Suffolk, working on farm,
resident with his widowed mother, Mary Stannard, in Saxham Street,
Stowupland, Suffolk. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine
(including Gaza). Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 10.
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 27 March
1918. Aged 24. Born 10 or 17 December 1894 in Earl Stonham, Suffolk.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Soames; husband of H. K. Olive Soames,
of 71, Norwich Rd., Ipswich. Admitted to Combs Ford County Primary
School in 1900. Admitted to Earl Stonham Church/Voluntary Primary
School in 1905. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Medlesham,
Suffolk, resident with his parents, Henry and Rachel H Soames, in
Combs Ford, Village, Combs, Stow, Suffolk. Buried in BOUZINCOURT
RIDGE CEMETERY, ALBERT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 11.
on ROH, WILDING on Memorial] Private 3864, "A" Company,
4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20 August 1916. Aged 19. Born
6 April 1897. Baptised 12 June 1898 at Earl Stonham, St Mary. Son
of Harry and Sarah Janes Wilding, of Forward Green, Earl Stonham,
Stowmarket. Admitted to Earl Stonham Church/Voluntary Primary School
in 1900. In the 1901 census he is listed as Wilfred S Wilding, aged
3, born Suffolk, resident with his parents, Harry and Sarah J Whiting,
in Forward Green, Earl Stonham, Bosmere, Suffolk. Buried in HEILLY
STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row
D. Grave 47.
5834440, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a Prisoner of
War of the Japanese 21 July 1943. Aged 32. Born, 19 December 1910,
and resident Suffolk. Son of Charles Henry and Ellen Florence West;
husband of Gladys Ellen West (nee Wade), of Ipswich, Suffolk. In
the 1911 census he was newborn, born Crowfield, Suffolk, resident
with his parents, Charles and Ellen West, in Crowfield, Suffolk.
In the 1939 Register he was a General Labourer, resident with his
parents, Charles and Ellen West, in Forward Green, Gipping R.D.,
Suffolk. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot
B£. Row L. Grave 14.
24 December, 2017