War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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© Geoffrey Robinson - Worlingworth Local History Group - 2018
memorial takes the form of a Celtic cross on a stepped base outside
St. Mary's Church, Park Road, Southolt, Suffolk. There are seven names
listed for World War 1 and one for World War 2. The memorial is a Grade
II listed buiding. Within the church are two rolls of honour. The first
takes the form of an oak Roll of Honour Board listing 14 names of men
who served and returned and the 7 names of those listed on the external
memorial. The second also takes the form of an oak board listing the
names of the men and women who served in World War 2 and the one man
that gave his life.
Copyright © Geoffrey Robinson - Worlingworth Local History
Group - 2018
War 1 Roll of Honour
1914 SOUTHOLT 1918
A CROSS WAS ERECTED IN THIS CHURCHYARD
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE SOUTHOLT MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
THE RESTORATION OF THIS CHURCH WAS COMPLETED
AS A THANKSGIVING FOR THE SACRIFICE AND DEVOTION
OF THE MEN WHO WENT FROM THIS PARISH
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR
War 2 Roll of Honour
ROLL OF HONOUR RECORDS
WITH GRATITUDE AND PRIDE THE
SERVICES OF MEN AND WOMEN OF
SOUTHOLT DURING THE SECOND GREAT WAR 1939 - 1945
AND FLIGHT SERGEANT WILLIAM F JOHNSON RAFVR
MISSING OVER BERLIN 15/16 FEB 1944
R I P
TO THE GLORY OF GO
AND IN MEMORY OF THE ME
OF THIS PARIS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WA
No. 30383. Frederick was born on the 8th February 1891, the son
of James and Eliza Canham of Southolt. Enlisted in the 9th Battalion
Suffolk Regiment, probably as a volunteer in 1914 or 1915. Arrived
in France on 31st August 1915. Transferred to the 1st Loyal North
Lancashire Regiment as the 9th Suffolks had ceased to exist. His
regiment took part in the main assault on the St. Quentin Canal,
part of the Hindenburg Line, clearing a maze of trenches in severe
fighting which claimed many lives. Private F.J. Canham, 27, was
killed on the 29th September 1918 and is buried at BELLICOURT MILITARY
CEMETERY near St. Quentin.
No. 420500. Private in the 43rd battalion of the Canadian Infantry.
Albert Edward Chambers was born to Albert Chambers and Anna Maria
Garnham in Redlingfield in 1896. Bertie emigrated to Canada between
1911 and 1914. He enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary
Force in Winnipeg on 31st December 1914. Bertie died on 8th October
1916 whilst his regiment was assaulting the German earthwork known
as Regina Trench. Bertie is buried at REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY. ďA
loving son and a faithful brother, One of the Best that God could
No. 14390. Private in the 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Son of
Mrs. Lucy Jane Chambers of Park Road, Southolt. Born in Redlingfield
in 1891, Frederick Chambers enlisted in September 1914 and went
to France on 14th August 1915. He was wounded in September 1916
and sent to hospital in Colchester. He returned to France in January
1917. He was a casualty of the Arras Offensive on 9th/10th April
1917 aged 26 years. He is commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL.
No. 13126. Private in the 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Son of
William and Elizabeth Clarke of Bedingfield. Died on 16th August
1916 during the Somme offensive aged 22 years. Commemorated on the
No. 201275. Private in the 4th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.
Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Hawes of Green Farm, Southolt, born
in 1895. Died 18th August 1916 near High Wood aged 21 years. Buried
at CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY near Longueval.
No. 71652. Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery. Brother of
Vivian Marchant. Enlisted in front of J.B. Chevallier, J.P. at
Aspall on 10th December 1915. He embarked for France in June 1916.
Originally 3rd Suffolks, then assigned to the 118th Siege Battery,
R.G.A. Admitted to hospital on 10th November 1917 after being
gassed. On 1st March 1918, he returned to active service with
the 296th Siege Battery. On leave, he became engaged to Miss Violet
Thrower of Debenham. After his return to his unit, he received
serious wounds which resulted in his death at No. 12 Casualty
Clearing Station on 4th October 1918. He was 24 years old. He
is buried at TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY.
is a further memorial to thuis man at the church in the form of
a rectangular metal plaque with lettering in relief.
LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR SON
CHARLES FREDERIC MARCHANT
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION
ON OCT. 4TH 1918
AGED 24 YEARS
J. B. Marchant was born at Southolt Park Farm in 1890, the son of
John Barker Marchant and his wife Florence (Mann). A draperís clerk
working at Harvey Nicholls in Knightsbridge, London, he was a territorial
with the 9th County of London Queen Victoria's Rifles. Killed in
action on 1st July 1916 during the attack at Gommecourt by 56th
Division. He is commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
Sergeant 1392448, 102 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died 16th February 1944. Aged 27. Son of Frederick Cupper Johnson
and Ada Irene Johnson, of Bedingfield, Suffolk. No known grave.
Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 219.
is a further memorial to this man, at the church, in the form
of a granite tablet with hallowed corners on a rough hewn stone
with high relief lettering.
LOVING MEMORY OF
DIED DECEMBER 10TH 1937,
AGED 14 YEARS.
ALSO F/SGT. WILLIAM FREDERICK JOHNSON
KILLED IN ACTION 1944 - AGED 26 YEARS.
REST IN PEACE.
15 October, 2018