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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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Shelland war memorial lists only men who died in World War 1 and there were probably no casulaties for World War 2. The memorial is to be found in the parish church and takes the form of a wooden frame with a brass plaque inset. There are five names listed for World War 1 only. The plaque was unveiled by Sir Courtenay Warner 26 September 1920. Details appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times 1 October 1920.
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Able Seaman Tyneside Z/7888, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 5 February 1917. Born 13 June 1888. A clerk by trade. Enlisted 21 October 1915, draft for BEF (Lewis Gunner) 25 September 1916, joined Hood Battalion 19 November 1916 until his death. Son of Rachael Crosse, of Shelland Hall, Woolpit, Bury St. Edmunds; husband of Gambers Crosse, of Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.
BRETT William James
[Listed as James William BRETT on CWGC & SDGW] Private 23659, 13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 8 October 1915. Aged 20. Born Whitechapel, London, enlisted Darlington, resident Richmond. Son of Harry and Eliza Brett, of Harleston Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he is listed as James Brett, the son of Harry & Eliza Brett, unmarried, aged 17, Farm Labourer, born Islington, London, resident Shelland, Woolpit, Suffolk. Buried in SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS CANADIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 104.
Suffolk Regiment. In 1911 census Samuel Buxton was the son of Thomas & Anna Buxton, aged 23, a Labourer, born Rattlesden, resident Shelland, Woolpit, Suffolk. No further information currently available.
HUNT William Arthur
Private 18133, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 Juily 1916. Aged 39. Born Walsham-Le-Willows, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of the late John and Betsy Hunt, of Rattlesden, Suffolk; husband of Amelia Hunt, of Wetherden, Stowmarket, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
POLLARD John Ralph
Private O/4883, 51st Mobile Workshops, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 18 December 1918. Aged 28. Son of John and Emma Pollard; husband of Katie Pollard, of The Bungalow, Shelland, Harleston Green, Stowmarket. Born at Onehouse, Suffolk. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 1053.

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