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WESTON WAR MEMORIAL

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The Weston war memorial stands in the grounds of St peter's Church, Church Lane, Weston, Suffolk. It takes the form of a small, rough surfaced, Celtic cross on a tapering plinth, with the dedication in lead lettering, standing on a square base. The names for World War 1 (8) are listed on the plinth and those for World War 2 (4) are inscribed on a stone slab at the base of the cross. The memorial was originally unveiled in 1920. The World War 1 names are listed on the memorial in death date order by have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading and research.

Photographs Copyright © Helen Steed - 2012

IN MEMORY OF THE WESTON MEN
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

CULLING

William George

Private G/2840, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 5 April 1916. Aged 18. Born Boxford, Suffolk, resident Weston, Beccles, Suffolk, enlisted Beccles, Suffolk. Son of Jacob and Sarah L. Culling, of Shadingfield, Wangford, Suffolk. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 39.

FISHER

Robert George

Private G/2781, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 2 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Blythburgh, Suffolk, resident Weston Beccles, Suffolk. Son of Robert and Ann Fisher, of Low Farm Cottages, Frostenden, Wangford, Suffolk. Native of Weston, Beccles, Suffolk. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. PLot I. Row A. Grave 3.

MOBBS

John Clement

Lance Corporal 14140, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 14 May 1917. Aged 37. Born Alburgh, Norfolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of John Clement Mobbs, of London Rd., Beccles; band of Elizabeth K. Mobbs, of Weston, Beccles, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

MOORE

William

Died 1 July 1916. possibly William MOORE, Private 18347, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Bury St. Edmunds, enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

RATTLE

Leonard Frederick

Private G/12305, 2nd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 20. Born Rumburgh, Suffolk, resident Beccles. enlisted Beccles, Suffolk. Son of Mrs. Emma Rattle, of Weston, Beccles, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17.

SELF, MM

Rowland Amos

Private 21529, 1st/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 April 1918. Aged 24. Born Brampton, Suffolk, enlisted York. Son of Henry and Ellen M. Self, of Hales, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42 to 47.

WHALL

Henry

Private 14097, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 28. Born Hess Burgh, Norfolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of John W. and Ann Whall, of Brick Kiln Cottage, Weston, Beccles, Suffolk; brother of Percy (below). No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

WHALL

Percy Albert

Private 35818, 21st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 23487, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 25. Born Fligburgh, Norfolk, resident Ersham, enlisted Norwich. Son of John W. and Ann Whall, of Brick Kiln Cottage, Weston, Beccles, Suffolk; brother of Henry (above). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

AND IN
1939-1945 WAR

COLE

Ernest George

Able Seaman C/SSX32571, H.M.S. "Encounter," Royal Navy. Died 8 April 1945. Weston, Suffolk. Buried in AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 31. Row A. Grave 15.

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PEARCE

B H

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PORTER

Francis George

Private 5772905, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died between 10 and 29 May 1940. Born 25 October 1919 in Suffolk, resident Norwich. Son of Francis George and Mildred Porter, of Beccles, Suffolk. Buried in DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 2 Row 5 Grave 28.

Last updated 28 August, 2019

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