War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2012
Hessett war memorial only covers World War 1. It is to be found within
the grounds of St Ethelbert's Church, Hessett and takes the form of
a Celtic cross with a stone wreath decoration, all standing on a rectangular
base. The year of death and the names of the men that fell are listed
on the shaft of the cross, there are 14 names listed. The memorial was
unveiled by Brigadier-general A L Schreiber 3 October 1920; the builder's
were Hanchets. Details appeared in the Bury Free Press 9 October 1920.
Within the church is a further Roll of Honour listing the men who served
in World War 1 from Hessett, those who died are anotated; the name of
John Whiting appears on the memorial but not on the Roll of Honour.
The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of
reading and research.
Copyright © Helen Steed - 2012
PROUD AND AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
425509, Labour Corps. Died 31 October 1918. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds.
Formerly 39412, Bedfordshire Regiment. *** Cannot locate on CWGC
59872, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 15 November
1918. Buried South of the church in HESSETT (ST. ETHELBERT) CHURCHYARD,
40087, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9
October 1918. Born and resident Hessett, enlisted Warley, Essex.
Son of Mrs. E. Green, of Hall Lane, Hessett, Bury St. Edmund's.
Formerly 3655, Essex Regiment. Buried in NAVES COMMUNAL CEMETERY
EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 16.
50121, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 6 May 1917.
Aged 23. Born Hessett, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Husband of Ethel
Mary Catchpole (formerly Bullett), of Brockford Green, Stowmarket,
Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de
Calais, France. Bay 4.
G/15089, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action
4 November 1918.
Born Hessett, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY,
FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 12.
Corporal 201461, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action
26 September 1917.
Born Hessett, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 4349, Suffolk Regiment.
No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
18400, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 September
1918. Born Rougham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated
on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.
3/8087, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20 July
1916. Aged 21. Born Hadleigh, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich. Son of
Mrs. William Catchpole, of Heath Farm, Hessett, Suffolk. No known
grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and
Face 1 C and 2 A.
No further information currently available
24449, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25 April
Born Hessett, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL
CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row K. Grave
Hubbard, Stoker 1st Class SS/103784, H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Navy.
Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 22 September 1914.
Born 10 June 1887 in Bury St Edmunds. Son of Kate Annie Hubbard,
of 3, Queens Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated
on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 5.
John Prentice, Private 4300, 15th (The King's) Hussars. Killed in
action 8 August 1918. Aged 28. Born Old Buckingham, enlisted Bury
St Edmunds, resident Great Barton. Son of Henry Prentice, of Church
Cottages, Great Barton, Bury St. Edmund'S, Suffolk; husband of Amy
Young (formerly Prentice), of 6, Chatteris Rd., New Kent Rd., London.
known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais,
France. Panel 3.
2326, 1/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli
21 August 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of George
and Annie Stiff, of Gedding, Bury St. Edmund's. No known grave.
Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 46 and 47.
13942, "A" Company, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died
of wounds 7 August 1916.
Aged 21. Born Hessett, enlisted Drinkstone. Son of Mrs. Emily Whiting,
of The Street, Drinkstone, Bury St. Edmunds. Special Memorial in
(ST. ETHELBERT) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
24 August, 2012