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HAWSTEAD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Andy Parrett 2019

The Hawstead war memorial is to be found on the north wall inside All Saints Church, Church Road, Hawstead, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk. It takes the form of a black tablet with incised inscriptions in gold Roman capitals, standing on a plinth supported by two brackets with lobed finials. The tablet has a white stone frame with cornice and pediment, in the centre of which is a splayed Greek cross surrounding a ribboned laurel wreath. At each side is a quadrant decorated with a sun-burst, and on each side of the tablet are fluted pilasters. The whole is supported on a grey rectangular pedimented back-plate. The memorial was unveiled by Captain Charles Fitzroy and dedicated by Rev Leslie Mercer, Rector of Hawstead, 22 May 1921. A separate black plaque bears the World War 2 details. There are 13 names for World War 1 and one for World War 2. The names have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease fo research and reading.

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GLORIOUSLY GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THE KING AND CLOUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919.

BOREHAM

Herbert [Gascoigne]

[Listed as Herbert Gaskine BOREHAM on SDGW, as GASKOYNE Herbert Boreham on 1911 census] Private 14449, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 1st June 1915. Aged 19. Born Horringer, Suffolk, enlisted Hawstead. Baptised as Gascoyne Hberbert Boreham 12th September 1897 in Horringer, St Leonard, son of David and Amelia. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Horringer, Suffolk, a Farm Labourer, son of David and Amelia Boreham, resident Church Cottages, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Buried in BRIGHTON CITY (BEAR ROAD) CEMETERY, Sussex. Grave reference ZHN. 45.

BRINKLEY

Herbert [Henry]

Private 43160, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment formerly 1312, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th August 1916. Aged 19. Born Woolpit, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Baptised 11th June 1897 in Woolpit, St Mary, son of Harry and Georgianna Brinkley. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Brinkley, of Pipers Farm, Whipstead, Bury St. Edmunds. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Woolpit, Suffolk, a Lad on Farm, son of Harry and Georgianna Brinkley, resident Piper's Hall Farm, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 40.

FITZROY

Edward [Henry]

Lieutenant, H.M.S. "Simoom," Royal Navy. Killed in action at sea when his ship was lost 23rd January 1917. Born 13th July 1893. Son of Lord Charles Fitzroy Rector of Euston and Lady Ismay Mary Fitzroy of Hawstead Lodge, grandson of 10th Duke of Grafton. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Euston, Suffoljk, son of Charles E and Anna J E Pitzroy, resident The Rectory, Euston, Thetford, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Euston, Suffolk, son of Charles E and Ismay M H A Fitzroy, resident The Rectory, Euston, Thetford, Norfolk. Entered Navy 15th May 1906; Midshipman 15th May 1911; Acting Sub-Lieutenant 15th September 1913; Sub-Lieutenant 15th June 1914; Acting Lieutenant 15th May 1916; Lieutenant 15th June 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 20.

FYSON

Edward [Pryke]

Private 28575, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 3rd May 1915. Aged 27. Born 7th February 1888. Son of the late Edward Fyson, of Hawstead Lodge, Bury St. Edmund's; brother of Mrs. A. H. Mumford, of The Clamp, Stowmarket, Suffolk. Employee of the Canadian Pacific Railway Coy., Vancouver. An Accountant by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted 23rd September 1914 at valcartier, Canada, aged 26, height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 38 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church fo England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3346 - 32

GILL

Alfred [Robert]

Private 14217, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Aged 21. Born Hawstead, Suffolk. Baptised 5th January 1896 in Hawstead, All Saints, son of Aaron and Susanna Gill, resident The Flats, Hawstead, Suffolk. Son of Aaron and Susannah Gill, of Flat Farm, Hawstead, Bury St. Edmund'S, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born hawstead, Suffolk, son of Aaron and Susannah Gill, resident Flatts Farm, Hawstead, Thingoe, Suffolk. Enlisted in September 1914 in Stanningfield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

GILL

Joseph

Born circa 1893. Eldest son of Walter and Susan Gill of Millpost (Farm), Whepstead Road, Hawstead. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Hawstead, Suffolk, son of Walter and Susan Gill, resident Hawstead Green, Hawstead, Thingoe, Suffolk.

*** Unable to find any military hstory for this man. Sources searched Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Soldiers Died in the Great War, Australian Roll of Honour, Canadian Archives, various naval databases, Royal Air Force Museum Storyvault ***

HOWE, MM

Alfred [Arthur]

Company Serjeant Major 9120, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Aged 27.Born and enlisted Bury St. Edmund's. Son of Walter George and Mary Ann Ellen Howe; husband of Emelie De La Haye Howe, of Grande Vingtaine, St. Peter's, Jersey. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Suffolk, a scholar, son of Walter G and Mary A E Howe, resident Queach Cottage, Great Barton, Pakenham, Thingoe, Suffolk. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 10.

MARSH

James [Walter]

Private 201992, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment formerly 5181, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th March 1917. Aged 19. Born 12th May 1897. Baptised 11th JUly 1897 in Great Bardley, St. Mary, Suffolk, son of James Walter Marsh (a shepherd) and Kate Catherine Marsh. Enlisted Whepstead, Suffolk. Son of James and Katherine Marsh, of Great Bradley, Newmarket, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Suffolk, son of James and Kate Marsh, resident Waterfield Road, Great Bradley, Risbridge, Suffolk. Admitted to Great Bradley Voluntary School 1st December 1908, son of James, resident East Green, left aged 13 plus. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

PRATT

Harold [Bernard]

Rifleman B/826, 7th (Service) Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 25. Born Hawstead, Suffolk, resident Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, enlisted St. Paul's Churchyard, London, Middlesex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Charles Pratt, of Hawstead Hall, Bury St. Edmund's. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Stradishall, Suffolk, son of Frederick C and Jane Pratt, resident Hawstead Hall, Hawstead, Thingoe, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Stradeshall, Suffolk, an Apprentice, resident 4/6 Cannon Street E.C., City of London, London. Attested 25th August 1914 in St. Paul's Churchyard, London, aged 22 years, a Draper/Warehouseman, unmarried, born Hawstead, Suffolk, height 6 feet, weight 168 lbs, chest 37½ inches, fresh complexion, hazel eyesm brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Joined unit at Winchester 25th August 1914, posted 7th Battalion 29th August 1914, with B.E.F. in England 30th July 1915, posted 5th Battalion on 5th October 1915, posted 7th Battalion 8th March 1916, embarked for France 18th May 1916, admitted to Field Hospital with influenza 13th June 1915. Suffered shrapnel wound to left leg 25th July 1915, admitted to Bagthorpe Hospital 30th July 1915, operated on to remove shrapnel on August 14th and 10th September, discharged from hospital 24th September 1915. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 11.

SCATES

James

Private 79596, 1st/7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died on service 10th June 1918. Born Bury St. Edmund's, enlisted Newcastle-On-Tyne. Son of Mr. D. Scates of Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk. His brother John Scates also fell (see below). In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Lawshall, Suffolk, son of David and Ann Scates, resident Audley End Road, Lawshall, Sudbury, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Lawshall, Suffolk, a Farm Labourer, son of David and Ann Scates, resident Pin Ford End, Hawstead, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk. Buried ln NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot II. Row D. Grave 6.

SCATES

John

Private G/17655, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 17th July 1917. Aged 36. Son of Mr. D. Scates, of Pinford End, Hawstead, Bury St. Edmund's. His brother James Scates also fell (see above). In the 1901 census he was aged 20, an Gricultural Labourer, born Lawshall, Suffolk, son of David and Ann Scates, resident Audley End Road, Lawshall, Sudbury, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Hartest, Suffolk, a Labourer on Farm, son of David and Ann Scates, resident Pin Ford End, Hawstead, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WRIGHT, DCM

Arthur

Private 14273, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment formerly 14448, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24th October 1918. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Hawstead, Bury St. Edmunds. Son of Charles and Sarah Ann Wright, of Mill Post, Hawstead, Bury St. Edmund's; brother of Frederick James Wright (below). Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born hawstead, Suffolk, son of Sarah A Wright, grandson of Robert Wright (a widower), resident Mill Post Cottages, Whepstead Road, Hawstead, Thingoe, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Hawstead, Suffolk, son of Charles and Sarah A Wright, resident Mill Post, Hawstead, Thingoe, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Hawstead, a Farm Labourer, son of Charles and Sarah Ann Wright, resident Mill Post, Hawstead, Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk. Buried in VENDEGIES CROSS ROADS BRITISH CEMETERY, BERMERAIN, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 8.

WRIGHT

Frederick [James]

Private 722906, 1st/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment formerly 23678, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd September 1918. Born Hawstead, resident and enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Baptised 4th January 1896 in Hawstead, All Saints, son of Charles and Sarah Ann Wright. Son of Charles and Sarah Ann Wright, of Mill Post, Hawstead, Bury St. Edmund's; brother of Arthur Wright (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Hawstead, Suffolk, son of Charles and Sarah A Wright, resident Mill Post, Hawstead, Thingoe, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Hawstead, a Farm Labourer, son of Charles and Sarah Ann Wright, resident Mill Post, Hawstead, Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk. Attested 8th December 1915 at Bury St. Edmunds, aged 20 years 1 month, a Farm Labourer, unmarried, height 5 feet 7¾ inches, weight 118 lbs,chest 35 inches, religious denomination Church of England. Transferred to 1st/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment 15th June 1916, embarked at Southampton 15th June 1916, disembarked Le Havre 16th June 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

YE WHO LIVE ON IN ENGLAND'S PASTURES GREEN
REMEMBER US AND THINK WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945

MASON

Raymond [Oswald]

Private 5827729, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 1 July 1943; taken prisoner 15 February 1942 in Singapore. Aged 24. Born and resident Suffolk. Husband of Phyllis Mason, of Hawstead, Suffolk, married 1940. In the 1939 Register he was born 21st December 1918, an Agricultural Engine Driver, son of Joe W and Ellen Mason, resident 11, Council Houses, Thingoe R.D., Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 59.

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