World War 1 & 2 - Roll
of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright
© Martin Edwards 2012
memorial takes the form of a Latin cross on an octagonal shaft resting
on a stone plinth with a three-stepped base and stands outside the village
cemetery. There are fifteen names for World War 1 and two for World
War 2. The names have badly worn and hard to read as the inscription.
The memorial was first unveiled on 25 April 1920 by the mothers of seven
of the men commemorated on the memorial and the dedication was by Canon
Markham; the architect was Sir Charles A Nicholson. Details appeared
in the East Anglian Times 29 April 1920. The World War 1 names are on
the faces of the plinth as is the inscription, names listed by date
of death with full name, regiment and date of death, and the World War
2 names on one of the faces of the upper steps with full name only.
Copyright © Helen Steed - 2012
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF THESE WHOSE NAMES
ARE HEREON INSCRIBED WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
forename of SDGW] Major, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Yeomanry attached
Scots Guards. Died 17 September 1917. Aged 43. Son of Lt. Col. St.
John Barne and Lady Constance Barne, of Sotterley Hall, Wangford;
husband of Violet E. Barne, of Sotterley Hall, Wansford, Suffolk.
Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Buried in MENDINGHEM
MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row D. Grave
from THE V.C. AND D.S.O. BOOK VOL. III, page 201:
MILES (D.S.O. L.G. 1.1.17): b. 14.3.74; e.s.
of the late frederick St. John Newdegate Barne and the late Lady
Constance Adelaide Seymour, 5th daughter of the fifth Marquess of
Hertford; m. Violert EElla, d. of Sir A. Orr-Ewing,
3rd Bart.; three s.; educ. Eton and Sandhurst; gazetted
to S. Guards, Aug. 1913; T/Major, S. Guards; served S. African War,
1900-2; served Europ. War, Major, Suffolk Yeom. He died 17.8.17.
20th Hussars attached 35 Squadron (British Royal Air Force, Officers'
Service Records 1912-1920), Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action
23 April 1917. Son of Lt. Col. St. John Barne and Lady Constance
Barne, of Sotterley Hall, Wangford. Awarded the Military Cross (MC).
Left Eton College 1903, joined military 1903. Previously wounded
and mentioned in despatches. In 1901 census he was aged 14, born
circa 1887, son of Constance A Barne, born Dunwich, Suffolk, resident
The Hall, Sotterley (his father had died by this time). Buried in
AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot
VI. Row C. Grave 11.
from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index
of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 - 1917:
Seymour of 215 Ashley-gardens Middlesex captain
20th Hussars M.C. died 23 April 1917 in France on active service
Probate London 25 August to the reverend Algernon
Augustus Markham clerk. Effects £12388 3s. 4d.
states 16 September 1916] Private 6153, 1/24th (County of London)
Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 17 September
1916. Aged 22. Born Ringsfield Corner, enlisted Beccles, resident
Wangford. Son of Charles H. and Rose E. Bird, of Ringsfield Corner,
Beccles, Suffolk. Formerly 24442, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.
No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.
9117 [CWGC] or 9177 [SDGW], 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed
in action 14 October 1915. Aged 22. Born Dunwich, Suffolk, enlisted
Lowestoft. Son of Henry and Matilda Brown, of Sotterley, Wrentham,
Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais,
France. Panel 37 and 38.
14532, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July
1916. Aged 27. Born Dunwich, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of
Henry and Matilda Brown, of East Lodge, Sotterley, Wrentham, Suffolk.
No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
202018, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 10 May
1917. Aged 24. Born Sotterley, enlisted Beccles. Son of William
and Mary Ann Bullen, of Sotterley Common, Wrentham, Suffolk. Formerly
4550, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY,
WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 41.
states he died 27 November 1918] Private 14622, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk
Regiment. Died 30 November 1918. Aged 34. Born Ellough, Beccles,
enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Burgess, of Rose Cottage,
Ellough, Beccles, Suffolk. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION,
Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 27.
[Memorial lists ship as H.M.S. Ninus] Deck Hand 7625DA, H.M. Trawler
Margate, Royal Naval Reserve. Died at sea 24 April 1917. No known
grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 26. [Registration
information: GRO War Death Navy All Ranks Indices (1914 to 1921)
Volume: RN Page: 628]
29008, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 13 September 1918.
Aged 20. Son of Herbert George and Matilda Boyce Easey, of Sotterley
Common, Wrentham, Suffolk. Buried in VAULX HILL CEMETERY, Pas de
Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 17.
Hand 3343/DA (CH), HMS Pekin, Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease
2 November 1919. Born 13 January 1880 at Sotterley. Husband of Ellen
May Easey, of Sotterley Common, near Wrentham, Suffolk. Buried left
of the chapel in SOTTERLEY CEMETERY, Suffolk.
44016, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27 September
1916. Aged 25. Enlisted Sotterley. Son of the late Frank and Henrietta
Gooda. Formerly 1508, Suffolk Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated
on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
Corporal 20440, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 2 September
1918. Aged 20. Son of Edward and Emma Hammond, of Kiln House, Sotterley,
Wrentham, Lowestoft. Buried in RED CROSS CORNER CEMETERY, BEUGNY,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 17.
1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 15 September 1916.
Aged 33. Son of Sir Archibald and Lady Orr-Ewing, of Ballikinrain.
Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Plot X. Row
Z. Grave 4.
235270, 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action
5 September 1918. Born Barshar, enlisted and resident Beccles. Formerly
271731, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY,
STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot II. Row R. Grave 30.
Seaman R/355, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval
Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action24
April 1917. Born 18 March 1894 at Hulver, Suffolk. Husband of E.
G. Willingham, living near Beccles, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated
on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
(E), H.M. Submarine Turbulent, Royal Navy. Died 23 March 1943. Aged
23. Son of Frederick William Charles Chartres and of Constance Muriel
Chartres (nee Antill), of Woodbridge, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated
on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 73, Column 1.
HMS Turbulent (N98) was a T-class submarine of the Royal Navy. She
was laid down by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow and launched in May 1942.
23 February 1943 Turbulent sailed from Algiers for a patrol in the
Tyrrhenian Sea. On 1 March she attacked and sank the Italian steam-ship
Vincenz. On the 11th she is known to have attacked the mail ship
Mafalda. The following morning the anti-submarine trawler Teti II
sighted the periscope and conning tower of a submarine and attacked,
it is believed, without success. Turbulent did not respond to any
further messages and did not return when expected on 23 March. It
is thought that Turbulent fell victim to a mine off Maddalena, Sardinia.
The wreck has never been found and any reference to its discovery
Serjeant 1469922, 26 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 13 September
1944. Aged 27. Son of Joseph and Daisy Letha Oakes, of Sotterley,
Suffolk. Buried in GRADARA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row D. Grave
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