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LEISTON CUM SIZEWELL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The memorial is in the form of a Cavalry Cross with the inscription enclosed within a carved laurel wreath; the names and dates are all picked out in red. The memorial 116 names from the First World War, 42 names from the Second World War and 4 civilians from World War 2. The memorial was originally unveiled on 5th October 1919, the sculptor was Dorothy Rope. Details can be found in the Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury 10th October 1919.

Photographs Copyright © Helen Steed 2013

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOUR OF ALL
FROM THIS PARISH WHO
HAVE OFFERED THEMSELVES
AT THEIR COUNTRYS NEED
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO IN MANY LANDS
AND ON MANY SEAS HAVE
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES

1914-1918

AIREY

Albert Janes

Private 200972, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/09/1917. Commmemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

BAKER

Alfred Edgar

Private 1540, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Age 19. Son of George and Clara Baker of "Woolshots", Ramsden, Billericay, Essex. Born at Leiston. Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

BALDRY

Leonard Walter Ernest

Private 241772, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/09/1917. Born at Ipswich. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

BARKER

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BARNES

Albert George

Private 200423, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/07/1916. Age 20. Son of James and Elizabeth Barnes of 2 Kitchener Road, Leiston. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

BEDWELL

George William

Private 1818, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Age 18. Eldest son of Mary Bedwell of 37 Valley Road, Leiston and the late George Bedwell. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

BERRY

Alfred Robert

Private 1819, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10/03/1915. Age 18. Son of Alfred and Mary J Berry of 6 Rose Cottages, West End, Leiston. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

BIRD

Ernest Frederick

Lance Corporal 865, "H" Company, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Age 24. Son of Alfred Charles and Mary Ann Bird of Leiston. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

BIRD

Maurice Edward

Lance Corporal 30603, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 25/04/1918. Age 21. Son of George William Bird of 12 Valley Terrace, Leiston. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

BLAKE

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BLOOMFIELD

Samuel Alfred

Private 320103, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 25/11/1918. Age 26. Son of George William and Hannah Elizabeth Bloomfield of 28 Valley Road, Leiston. Buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte

BLOOMFIELD

William John

Private 35109, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 28/04/1917. Age 36. Son of John and Emma Bloomfield of Leiston. husband of Matilda J Bloomfield of 102 Portway, West Ham, London. Buried at Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult

BOLAND

William James

Private 9850, 20th Hussars. Died 18/01/1916. Born in, and resident of, Leiston. ommemorated on the Loos Memorial

BRADLEY

Arthur John

Private 17879, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 20/10/1918. Born Kettleburgh, resident Leiston. Buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt

BRIDGES

Arthur Backhouse

Sergeant 217, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/04/1915. Age 27. Born at Aldringham. Buried at Aldringham (St Andrew) Churchyard. Sergeant Bridges death is recorded at Ashton, Manchester. Sergeant Bridges is also commemorated on a special memorial in Ipswich Cemetery

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BRIGHTWELL

Percy

Private 1820, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 11/03/1915. Age 19. Son of Mrs A E Jordan of 15 Urban Road, Leiston. Buried at Estaires Communal Cemetery

BUCK

Charles Victor

Private 1869, 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Age 17. Son of William and Letitia Buck of 97 Valley Road, Leiston. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

BUCKLES

George William

Private 2106, "E" Company, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/04/1915. Age 28. Son of Thomas and Eliza Buckles. born Wickham Market. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

BUTCHER

William Arthur

Private 1541, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Age 19. Son of William C and S A Butcher of 14 Carr Avenue, Leiston. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

BUTTON

William

Private 1937, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/05/1915. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

CABLE

Charles

Believed to be Deck Hand 4315DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter Campania II. Died 05/03/1917. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. HM Drifter Campania II was lost with all hands on 5th March 1917

CAPP

Edward

Private 17064, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died03/07/1916. Age 23. Son of Charles and Jane Capp of The Lodge, Old Abbey, Leiston. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Private Capp is also commemorated on the Yoxford Memorial

CHAPLIN

Frederick Walter

Company Sergeant Major 715, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Age 42. Husband of A M Chaplin of 15 Grimsey Road, Leiston. Buried at Estaires Communal Cemetery

CHAPLIN

Harold Garrett

Believed to be Surgeon, Royal Navy. HMS Hampshire. Died 05/06/1916. Buried at Lyness Royal Navy Cemetery. Following the Battle of Jutland on 31st March 1916, the Cruiser HMS Hampshire took on board Lord Kitchener and his staff and left Scapa Flow for a visit to North Russia. Shortly after sailing, in a position about 1 mile from Marwick Head in Orkney, HMS Hampshire struck a German mine and sank almost immediately. Of the 662 people on board at the time, only 12 survivors were found. The bodies of approximately 100 officers and men were recovered from the sea and interred in one common grave at Lyness. The body of Lord Kitchener was never found

CLARKE

Arthur Harold

2nd Steward, Merchant Navy. ss Poljames. Died 02/10/1918. Age 17. Son of Frederick Charles Nichols Clarke and Maud Clarke of 12 Eastwood House, Leiston. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial. ss Poljames, a defensively-armed freighter was torpedoed without warning, 6 miles South of the Lizard Point. 13 of her crew died

COLES

Charles George

Private 1946, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Age 28. Son of Mrs Licence of 17 Paradise Place, Leiston. husband of Beatrice Mary Coles of 30 Paradise Place, Leiston . Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

CRANE

Frank

Private 3/9454, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/09/1915. Born at Leiston. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

CUTHBERT

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DAY

Rufus Charles

Private 21685, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 06/03/1917. Born at Wenhaston. Buried at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont

DOCKING

James

Sergeant 3/9850, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/09/1916. Age 42. Son of John and Sophia Docking of King's Lynn. husband of Beatrice Alice Docking, of Widney Manor, Knowle, Warwickshire. Buried at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont

DUNNETT

Cyril

Sergeant 48247, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 04/11/1918. Age 24. Son of Mr J and Mrs L Dunnett of 32 Eastward House, Leiston. Buried at Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-Au-Bois

EASEY

Herbert James

Private 202797, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/09/1917. Born at Leiston. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

ELLIS

William

Believed to be Lance Corporal 14976, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/01/1917. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

EMMERSON

Percy Arthur

Believed to be Private 42039, 6th Battalion, Northampton Regiment. Died 22/08/1918. Age 18. Son of Mrs. Emma Emmerson of Yoxford Road, Kelsale. and the late James Emmerson. Buried at Albert Communal Cemetery Extension. Private Emmerson is also commemorated on the Kelsale Memorial

ENNION

John Richard

MM. Sergeant 200427, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/07/1916. Born in Chester, resident in Leiston. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

EVERETT

Frederick George

Private 41083, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 07/03/1917. Buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension

FAIRWEATHER

Charles

Rifleman 573174, 1st/17th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 24/03/1918. Born in, and resident of Leiston. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

FAIRWEATHER

Harry Stanley

Private 1873, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 31/07/1916. Age 20. Born in, and resident of, Leiston. Buried at Leiston (St Margaret) Churchyard. Private Fairweather’s death is recorded at Lambeth

FORD

Henry

Private 202087, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment-Died 06/08/1918. Age 21. Son of Edward Albert and Mary Ann Ford of 35 Haylings Road, Leiston. Buried at Mont-Bernanchon British Cemetery, Gonnahem

FORSDIKE

Frederick

Corporal 109125, 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 02/06/1916. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

FRANCIS

Fred Mayston

Private 12400, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 17/10/1915. Age 25. Resident Leiston. Buried at Vermelles British Cemetery

GARRETT

Stephen

Captain, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Age 36. Husband of Mary Garrett of "Beachy Rise", Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne. Born at Leiston. Buried at Estaires Communal Cemetery. Captain Garrett is also commemorated on a wooden engraved plaque in Aldringham church

GIDDINGS

Thomas Newton

Corporal 13731, 28th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 05/05/1916. Age 28. Husband of Ethel Giddings of 7 Roberts Road, Leiston. Buried at Gosport (Ann’s Hill) Cemetery. Corporal Giddings’ death is recorded at Alverstoke, Hampshire. At the time of Corporal Giddings’ death, 28 Squadron was a training Squadron based in Gosport. On Leiston Memorial the "T" for Thomas has been changed to an "F"

GIRLING

Fred John

Sapper 200342, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died 11/07/1917. Born at Leiston. Buried at Basra War Cemetery. Recorded on Leiston Memorial as J.F.Girling

GOOD

Edward

Lance Corporal 13151, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 05/08/1916. Age 30. Born at Leiston. Buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery. Recorded on Leiston Memorial as B.Good

GOOD

Harry

Believed to be Driver 33337, 136th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died 17/11/1915. Buried at East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece

GOODWIN

Stanley Cyril

Believed to be Sergeant 13870, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/08/1917. Age 21. Born at Sweffling. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

HARLING

Albert

Private 42801, 12th Battalion, Light Infantry. Died 07/10/1916. Born in, and resident of, Leiston. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

HARLING

William Henry George

Private 1603, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/03/1916. Age 21. Son of William and Alice Harling of 65 King George's Avenue, Leiston. Buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension

HARPER

Arthur G

Able Seaman J/28006, Royal Navy. HMS Pembroke. Died 12/03/1919. Age 21. Son of Robert Harper of Crown Farm, Sizewell Road, Leiston. Buried at Leiston (St Margaret) Churchyard. Able Seaman Harper’s death was recorded at Medway. HMS Pembroke was the naval shore establishment at Chatham

HARRISON

Arthur Cecil

Private RA/410111, 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). attached Divisional Signals, Royal Engineers. Died 20/10/1917. Age 20. Son of Arthur and Emma Harrison of 2 Dinsdale Cottages, Dinsdale Road, Leiston. Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery

HARRISON

Cecil John

Private 1827, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/03/1915. Age 18. Son of John and Alice Harrison of 72 King George's Avenue, Leiston. Buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen

HILL

George

Corporal 17554, 6th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 14/06/1917. Age 33. Son of Mr and Mrs Hill of Suffolk. husband of Clara Hill of 183 Derby Road, Birdholme, Chesterfield. born at Leiston. Buried at Dranoutre Military Cemetery

HILLEN

Hugh Alexander

Lance Corporal T/207053, 11th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 26/07/1917. Son of Madeline Hillen of Birchwood, Leiston. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

HOLLEY

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HONE

Ernest Frederick

Private 7861, 2nd Battalion, Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 16/05/1915. Age 29. Son of Mrs Hone of 124 Farrant Avenue, Wood Green, London. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

HONE

Harry J

Believed to be Petty Officer 1st Class 186791 (CH), Royal Navy. HMS Stephen Furness. Died 23/04/1915. Buried at Cromarty Cemetery

JONES

Francis Henry

Believed to be Private 19055, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/09/1915. Age 30. Buried at the New Irish Farm Cemetery

JONES

Robert

Private 1828, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 06/03/1916. Age 20. Son of Mr and Mrs W Jones of 3 Kitchener Road, Leiston. Buried at Bethune Town Cemetery

KAY

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KEMP

Leonard

Private 50112, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/06/1918. Age 30. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Kemp of Halfway Cottages, Sizewell, Leiston. Buried at Leiston (St Margaret) Churchyard. Where Private Kemp died requires further research

KEMP

Stanley

Private 9293, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/10/1915. Age 22. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Kemp of Halfway Cottages, Sizewell, Leiston. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

KERRIDGE

Samuel Fredrick

Private 15557, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 14/05/1915. Age 36. Husband of Susannah Kerridge of Leiston. Buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery

KING

Bertie Allen

Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 29/04/1917. Age 24. Son of John and Florence Elizabeth King of The Common, Leiston. Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

KING

Frederick William

Corporal 2000040, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 21/04/1917. Born Leiston. Buried at Wancourt British Cemetery

KITSON

Harry Grayston

Private 1322, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Born Leiston. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

KITSON

Walter Ernest

Lance Corporal 12117, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/09/1917. Born Leiston. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

KNAPP

J

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LAMBERT

Bertie E

Lance Sergeant 2851, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 09/05/1915. Born at Bungay, resident of Leiston. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial

LANCASTER

Edward

Sergeant G/14189, 20th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 26/03/1918. Age 31. Son of Mr and Mrs Lancaster of 19 Eastward Street, Leiston. husband of Mrs Lancaster of 66 Claude Road, Leyton, London. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

LARTER

Robert Smith

Private 1948, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/12/1914. Born at Holton. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

LAST

Frank Alec

Lance Corporal 13480, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/09/1916. Born at Leiston. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

LICENCE

Valentine

Private 200301, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28/03/1918. Age 25. Son of Alfred Licence of 19 Rosebery Road, Ipswich and the late Emma Licence. born Leiston. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

LUSH

Charles Arthur

Ship’s Chief Cook 353904, Royal Navy. HMS Cressy. Died 22/09/1914. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial. HMS Cressy, an old 1st Class armoured cruiser, was part of Cruiser Force C, in the area of the North Sea known as the Broad Fourteens (HMS Eurylus, HMS Aboukir and HMS Hogue were the other three cruisers). HMS Eurylus had technical problems and returned to port. Early on September 22nd 1914 the German submarine U9 under the command of Commander Otto Weddigen sighted the Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue steaming NNE at 10 knots without zigzagging. Although the patrols were supposed to maintain 12-13 knots and zigzag the old cruisers were unable to maintain that speed and the zigzagging order was widely ignored as there had been no submarines sighted in the area during the war. HMS Aboukir was hit by a torpedo first and rolled over within half an hour of the attack. HMS Hogue was picking up survivors when she was hit by two torpedoes, sinking within 10 minutes. HMS Cressy had stopped to pick up survivors, but got underway, before she was hit by a torpedo and damaged. Shortly afterwards, a second torpedo hit her and she sank within 15 minutes. 837 men were rescued but 1459 men were killed in total

MAIDWELL

Harry

Private 3/9510. 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/09/1915. Born at Sproughton. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

MARKHAM

J

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MARKWELL

Edgar T

Private 1979, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Born at Stowmarket. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

MILLER

James Frederick

Private 200303, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 17/10/1917. Age 22. Son of William and Fanny Jane Miller of 14 Westward Ho, Leiston. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

NUNN

Frederick S

Private 1345, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/05/1915. Age 20. Son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Nunn of 65 High Street, Leiston. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

PARTRIDGE

James

Acting Bombardier 39416, 54th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 11/11/1914. Age 31. Son of William and Sophia Partridge of 18 Buller Road, Leiston. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

PECK

William Samuel

Private 439909, 52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 31/05/1917. Age 38. Son of Mr and Mrs John Peck of Leiston. Buried at La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St Vaast

PESKETT

Frank

Private 10926, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 04/11/1914. Age 31. Son of the late George and Sarah Peskett of Leiston. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

PESKETT

Horace Torbit

Lance Corporal 375560, 2nd/8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Died 30/10/1917. Age 40. Son of the late George and Sarah Peskett of Leiston. husband of Alice Peskett of 66 Hainault Road, Leytonstone, London. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

PIGOT

E W

Gunner 125573, 325th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 21/04/1919. Buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 2

RASH

Arnold William

Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 31/07/1917. Age 25. Son of John J and Mary L Rash of 44 Cranley Gardens, Muswell Hill, London. Native of Wortham. Buried at the Buffs Road Cemetery

RAVEN

Harry

Private 3/9478, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/08/1915. Born in Saxmundham. Buried at the Bedford House Cemetery, Enclosure No 3

RIVERS

Arthur Lewis

Sergeant 15685, 190th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 15/09/1917. Age 37. Son of Walter and Maria Rivers of 41 High Street, Leiston. husband of the late Alice Rivers. Buried at The Huts Cemetery

ROE

Cyril Charles

Lieutenant, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Navy Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 28/04/1917. Age 21. Son of the Rev Canon R Gordon Roe and Mrs Gordon Roe of Acle Rectory, Norwich. connection to Leiston unknown. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

SCOGGINS

Arthur John

Private 42294, 5th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 17/04/1918. Age 26. Son of Mr J Scoggins of 2 Dirfsdale Road, Leiston. Buried at Haringe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery

SEWELL

John Eli

Corporal 1945, 1st/ 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/06/1915. Age 31. Buried at Leiston (St Margaret) Churchyard. Corporal Sewell’s death is recorded at St Olave

SHIPP

Harry

Believed to be Deck Hand 3698DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter Spotless Prince. Died 26/10/1916. Age 35. Husband of Daisy Shipp of 4 Rose Cottages, Cold Fair Green, Leiston. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. On 26th October 1916, the Royal Navy requisitioned Drifter "Spotless Prince" was with a number of other boats ("Ajax II", "Datum" "Gleaner of the Seas", "Launch Out" and "Roburn") in the Dover Straits, when they were attacked by German Torpedo Boat Destroyers. All the vessels were sunk

SILSBY

Alfred Thomas

Private 2226, 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/05/1915. Born at Leiston. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

SMITH

Allan Charles

Believed to be Able Seaman J/1925, Royal Navy. HM Submarine G9. Died 16/09/1917. Age 25. Son of Ann Smith of Bramfield Street, Halesworth and the late William Smith. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. On 9th September 1917, HM Submarine G9 was on patrol in the North Sea searching for a German submarine believed to be in the area. While on the surface, G9 fired a torpedo at what was believed to be a submarine, but was in fact, a British destroyer HMS Paisley. The torpedo missed, but G9 was rammed and sunk by the destroyer

SMITH

Bertie Charles

MM Lance Corporal 200086, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 25/09/1917. Age 26. Son of Arthur and Kathleen Smith of 2 Valley Terrace, Leiston. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

SMITH

Ernest Albert

Lance Corporal 1984, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19/01/1916. Born at Leiston. Buried at Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery

SMITH

Frederick

Private 1567, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/09/1915. Born Leiston. Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

SMITH

Frederick John

Believed to be Private 26796, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/10/1916. Born at Peasenhall. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

SMITH

William George

Able Seaman J/18754, Royal Navy. HMCMB No 79A. Died 18/08/1919. Age 23. Son of Harry and Minnie Smith of Oak Cottage, Coldfair Green, Saxmundham. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. After the official end of the Great War on 11th November 1918, Great Britain remained officially at war with the revolutionary regime in Russia. On 18th August 1919, Rear Admiral Claude Dobson led eight fast Coastal Motor Boats on a daring raid (which became known as the Scooter Raid) into Kronstadt Harbour, where they sank two Bolshevik battleships and a submarine depot ship. Four of the Motor Boats. including 79A. were hit during the raid with the loss in total of four officers and four ratings. Two Victoria Crosses (including one for Dobson) were awarded for this raid

SNOWDEN

Allen James

Lance Corporal 43652, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13/11/1916. Born at Leiston. Buried at Luke Copse British Cemetery, Puisieux

STANNARD

William George

Corporal 8005, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 06/08/1915. Age 30. Son of George and Caroline Stannard. husband of Eliza Maria Stannard of Scotland Street, Stoke-by-Nayland, Colchester. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial

STEWARD

Charles Percival

Lance Corporal 55772, 17th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died 03/07/1918. Age 22. Son of George and Eliza A Steward of South View, Saxmundham. Native of Leiston. Buried at Varennes Military Cemetery

STIMPSON

Frederick Waldron

Sergeant 193, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/05/1915. Age 37. Son of Richard and Mary Stimpson of Hitchin, Herts. husband of Ellen Margarita Stimpson of Buller Road, Leiston. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

SWALLOW

William Henry

Private 75331, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 16/05/1918. Son of Mr W R Swallow of 44 High Street, Leiston. Buried at Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension

TUFFIN

Alfred Robert

Petty Officer 150803, Royal Navy. HMPMS Duchess of Montrose. Died 18/03/1917. Age 44. Husband of Clara Tuffin of 46 Gown Street, Leiston. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial. HM Paddle-Steamer Mine Sweeper Duchess of Montrose was sunk during mine clearance operations near to the port of Dunkirk on 18th March 1917

TURNER

Balconer Frank

Private 40494, 2nd battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/09/1918. Son of Mr. H. Turner of 7 Buller Road, Leiston. Buried at Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt

TYE

George

Private 27936, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 04/04/1918. Resident of Leiston. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

WATLING

Stanley Thomas

Private 166, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/05/1915. Born at Leiston. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

WELTON

George Hambling

Private 1559, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12/03/1915. Born Leiston. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

WELTON

Percy W

Corporal 646, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 11/08/1915. Born at Leiston. Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

WELTON

William Samuel

Rifleman 41457, 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died 04/06/1917. Resident of Leiston. Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)

WESTBROOK

Sidney

Private 3/7520, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 12/08/1916. Age 19. Son of Mrs Martha Ann Haggata of Brundall, Norwich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

WHITING

Edmund G

Corporal 200454, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/08/1916. Born Leiston. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

WIGG

Walter

Private 14557, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 22/08/1918. Born at Leiston. Buried at Albert Communal Cemetery Extension

WILKINSON

Francis Arthur

Lance Corporal 200724, 2nd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26/09/1917. Age 20. Son of Mrs Emily Wilkinson) of 27, Gaunt Street, Lincoln. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

WOODARD

Louis

Private 3/9008. 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 09/08/1916. Age 25. Son of John Woodard of Chantry Road, Saxmundham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Private Woodard is also commemorated on the Saxmundham War Memorial

YOUNGS

Cecil

Believed to be Private TR 10/88908, 24th Battalion, Training Reserve. attached 684th Company, Labour Corps. Died 01/12/1918. Buried at Colchester Cemetery. Private Youngs’ death was recorded at Colchester

1939-1945

ANDREWS

John William Francis

Private 5832909, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 11/11/1943. Age 30. Son of Francis and Ada Andrews. Husband of Doris Mary Andrews, of Kingsbury, Middlesex. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

BAILEY

Bertie Valentine

Sergeant 5824436, Royal Artillery. attached 307 Field Regiment, East African Artillery. Died 07/07/1944. Age 33. Son of Archer Hammond Bailey and Florence Eliza Bailey of Leiston. Buried at Nairobi War Cemetery

BEDWELL

George Frederick Kenneth

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1250631, 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 02/01/1944. Age 24. Son of Walter Gordon Bedwell and Mabel Sophia Bedwell. husband of Joan Louisa Bedwell of Saxmundham. Buried at Hanover War Cemetery. By 1944, the aircrew of 9 Squadron specialised in the dropping of large bombs on specific target (including the 12,000lb Tallboy bomb) using Lancaster bombers. Sgt Bedwell is also commemorated on the Saxmundham War Memorial

BERRY

Robert

Believed to be Sapper 2156094, 230 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 21/02/1943. Age 20. Buried at Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia

BLOCK

Frederick Charles

Able Seaman C/J 39419, Royal Navy. HMS Avenger. Died 15/11/1942. Age 42. Son of William and Anne Block. husband of Alice Maud Block of Shieldhill, Stirlingshire. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. HMS Avenger was an Escort Carrier. After taking part in the Operation Torch landings of North Africa in November 1942, she departed Gibraltar with convoy MFK 1(Y) on 14 November, heading home to the Clyde in the UK. At 0305 on 15 November, approximately 45 nautical miles South of Cap Santa Maria, Portugal, Avenger was torpedoed by the German U-Boat U-155, along with two other escorting merchant ships. Avenger was hit on the port side amidships, which in turn ignited her bomb room, blowing out the centre section of the ship. Her bow and stern sections rose in the air and sunk within 2 minutes, leaving only 12 survivors

BRIDGES

Russell Ebb

Chief Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy. ss Empire Wagtail. Died 28/12/1942. Age 34. Husband of L A Bridges of Greenford, Middlesex. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial. ss Empire Wagtail was sailing in convoy from Cardiff and Belfast to Halifax and Boston when, on 28 December 1942, she was torpedoed by U-260. All 43 crew were lost

BROWN

Bromley John William

Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1245320, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18/08/1943. Age 29. Son of Walter and Eleanor Maud Brown. husband of Lola May Brown, of Middleton. Buried at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

BROWN

Cyril

Private 5827637, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/06/1940. Age 21. Buried at Quincampoix Churchyard

CHURCH

James Frederick

Believed to be Lieutenant, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. HMS Forward II. Died 13/05/1943. Age 32. Son of James Thorpe Church and Helen Marie Church. husband of Bertha Grace Church, of Chiswick, Middlesex. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial. HMS Forward was the Royal Naval HQ intelligence hub based in Newhaven, Sussex. In the latter part of the war, over 10,000 personnel were attached to HMS Forward. The commemoration of Lieutenant Church on Portsmouth Naval Memorial would indicate that Lieutenant Church died in action. but where and how are currently unknown

CLARKE

John Alfred

Private 5832953, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 05/02/1942 and 15/02/1942. Age 21. Husband of Elizabeth Violet Clarke of Aldeburgh. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

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CLARKE

Percy William

Corporal 2323131, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 03/11/1943. Age 30. Son of William and Sarah Clarke. husband of Phyllis Clarke. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

CLARKE

Raymond Cyril

Trooper 317537, 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 24/04/1943. Age 28. Son of William and Sally Clarke of Leiston. Buried at Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery

CLOUTING

John Davy

Corporal 5825943, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 25/11/1941. Age 26. Son of Charles Larter Clouting and Sarah Ellen Clouting of Leiston. Buried at the Tobruk War Cemetery

DAY

James Arthur

Able Seaman C/JX248409, Royal Navy. HMS Hasty. Died 15/06/1942. Age 19. Son of Alfred James and Alice May Day of Leiston. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. The Destroyer HMS Hasty was sunk by the German motor torpedo boat S-55 on 14th June 1942 near to Derna on the North African coast

DAY

Jack Frederick Charles

Gunner 953059, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 19/06/1942. Age 23. Son of William James Day and Harriett Day of Leiston. Buried at Tobruk War Cemetery

FAIRS

Geoffrey John Harry

Flight Sergeant 657007, 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 07/06/1944. Age 25. Son of Sidney Chester Fairs and Mildred Elizabeth Fairs of Walberswick. husband of Doris Letitia Fairs. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. At the time of Flt Sgt Fairs’ death, 224 Sqaudron were flying Liberators operating anti-submarine patrols over the Bay of Biscay and attacks on shipping over over the French coast

GIRLING

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GIRLING

Reginald Stanley

Private 5827144, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 14/02/1942. Age 21. Buried at Kranji War Cemetery

GODDARD

Harold William

Civilian. Age 19. 2 Prospect Place, Leiston. Died at the Recreation Ground on 14/05/1941

LAST

Frederick William John

Squadron Leader 68967, Royal Air Force. Volunteer Reserve. Died 12/03/1944. Age 31. Son of Frederick and Martha Louisa May Last of Aldeburgh. Buried at Imphal War Cemetery

LAWRENCE

Robert Charles

Private 5503267, 2/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 24/12/1942. Age 24. Son of Albert and Beatrice Lawrence. husband of Ivy Lawrence of Leiston. Buried at Leiston Cemetery. Private Lawrence’s death was recorded at Aldershot

MARJORAM

Alfred George

Mate, Merchant Navy. mv Novio. Died 14/03/1941. Age 37. Son of George and Edith Marjoram of Kessingland. husband of Gwendolin Marjoram of Kessingland Beach. Buried at Falmouth Cemetery (Cornwall). The cause of Alfred Marjoram’s death is unknown

MORLING

Leonard William

Believed to be Flight Sergeant 746727, 45 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28/04/1941. Age 31. Son of Mr and Mrs Walter Morling. husband of Pat Morling of Hook, Surbiton, Surrey. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. At the outbreak of World War II, 45 Squadron and its newly arrived Blenheims moved to the Western Desert and after flying border patrol sorties it took up bombing raids when the Italians joined the conflict on June 1940

OSBOURNE

Henry

Believed to be Stoker LT/KX 115438, Royal Naval Patrol Service . HM Drifter Devon County. Died 01/07/1941. Commemorated on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial. HM Drifter Devon County hit a mine while on patrol in the Thames Estuary on 1st July 1941

PACKMAN

Bernard Hewett

Leading Airman FX 85252, Royal Navy. HMS Condor. Died 10/12/1941. Age 20. Son of Ernest and Winifred May Packman of Leiston Buried at Leiston Cemetery. Leading Airman Packman’s death is recorded at Arbroath. HMS Condor was the Royal Naval Air Station at Arbroath, Scotland

PENDLE

John Norton Haken

Seaman LT/JX 206587, Royal Naval Patrol Service. HM Trawler Horatio. Died 07/01/1943. Age 33. Son of John Haken Pendle and Kate Haken Pendle. husband of Mary Doris Pendle of Leiston. Commemorated on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial. On 7th January 1943, HM Trawler Horatio was sunk with all hands after being torpedoed by an Italian Motor Torpedo Boat while taking part in Operation Torch in the Western Mediterranean

PESKETT

Harry Tobit

Storekeeper, Naval Auxilary Personnel (Merchant Navy). HMS Jervis Bay. Died 05/11/1940. Commemorated on the Liverpool Naval Memorial. Jervis Bay was built in 1922 to carry emigrants to Australia. In 1939 she was seconded to the Admiralty and converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser to escort convoys in the North Atlantic. In 1940 Jervis Bay was the sole escort for convoy HX84. consisting of 38 merchant ships. The convoy was attacked by the German pocket battleship Admiral Sheer and Captain Fogarty of the Jervis Bay immediately engaged the Admiral Sheer to enable the convoy to escape. Hopelessly outgunned by the battleship, the outcome was inevitable. 180 of the Jervis Bay died, although a further 65 were rescued. Jervis Bay’s captain received a posthumous Victoria Cross for his actions which allowed 32 of the 38 ships in the convoy to escape and reach port safely

PHILLIPS

Frank Herbert Edward

Sergeant (Air Gunner), 37 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 21/07/1940. Age 22. Son of George Walter and Elizabeth Ellen Phillips. Buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. At the outbreak of war, 37 Squadron was flying Vickers Wellington bombers. Their first action took place within seven hours of war being declared and from then until November 1940 (when they transferred to the Middle East), the Squadron continued with bombing operations across Western Europe

ROE

Andrew H Garbutt

Leading Aircraftman 348238, 73 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 17/06/1940. Age 43. Son of Robert and Elizebeth Roe. husband of Irene Alice Roe of Leiston. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. After the German attack on France in May 1940, 73 Squadron helped to cover airfields and bases with its Hurricane fighters, falling back as its airfields were overrun by enemy columns. it was during period that Leading Aircraftman Roe was lost. On 18th June, the Squadron retired to England to prepare for its future role in the Battle of Britain

ROSE

Dennis Arthur Robinson

Private 5828228, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/10/1943. Age 27. Son of Herbert and Gertrude Daisy Rose. husband of Betty Iris Rose of Leiston. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

SMITH

Clifford Jepps

Assistant Steward, Merchant Navy. ss Norman Prince. Died 28/05/1942. Age 22. Foster-son of Mr and Mrs L Whiting of Leiston. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial. On 28th May 1942, the ss Norman Prince was on a voyage in ballast to St Lucia from Liverpool when she was hit by a torpedo fired by the German U-Boat, U-156. 16 of her 49 crew were lost

SMITH

Harold James

Corporal 5828223, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 04/06/1943. Age 21. Son of Jeffrey William Smith and of Katie Evelyn Smith of Leiston. Buried at the Chungkai War Cemetery. Corporal Smith is also commemorated on the Yoxford War Memorial

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SMITH

Richard James

Believed to be Lance Corporal 14582164, 1st Battalion The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 31/05/1944. Buried at Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio

SMITH

Stanley Graham

Driver 260085, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 14/05/1944. Age 22. Son of Sidney Charles and Beatrice Kate Smith of Leiston. Buried at Cassino War Cemetery

STEELE

David Frederick Andrew

Sergeant 5826128, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 13/04/1944 and 14/04/1944. Age 26. Son of Andrew and Ethel Steele of Anerley, Kent. Buried at Imphal War Cemetery

TITLOW

David Andrew

Sub-Lieutenant (A), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HMS Victorious. Died 28/05/1944. Age 20. Son of Mr and Mrs E W Titlow of Leiston. Buried at Leiston (St Margaret) Churchyard. The cause of Sub-Lt Titlow’s death is not known

WALTON

Felix William

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1456610, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 08/12/1941. Age 18. Son of Frank Benjamin and Elsie Lena Walton of Leiston. Buried at Leiston Cemetery. Aircraftman Walton’s death was recorded in Northumberland

WARREN

Mary Beatrice

Private W/238554, Auxiliary Territorial Service. attached 163 (M) Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 29/11/1943. Age 22. Daughter of William Leonard and Beatrice Ellen Laura Warren of Leiston. Buried at Leiston Cemetery. Private Warren’s death was recorded at Croydon

WILLIAMS

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WILLSHER

Frederick Henry George

Lance Corporal 6027263, 153rd (8th Battalion The Essex Regiment) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 12/08/1944. Age 24. Husband of Amelia Edith Willsher of Leyton, Essex. Buried at Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

WINTER

Charles Abbassia

Bombardier 5826657, 118 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 12/09/1944. Age 25. Son of Charles Foyster and Susannah Winter. husband of Dorian Thirza Winter of Dennington. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

HICKS

Agnes Maud

Civilian. Age 47. The Avenue Stores, Waterloo Avenue, Leiston. Died at the Avenue Stores on 11/10/1941

HICKS

Frederick Kevyn

Civilian. Age 47. The Avenue Stores, Waterloo Avenue, Leiston. Died at the Avenue Stores on 11/10/1941

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Peter Robert

Civilian. Age 12. Son of Robert James and H E Page of 31 Eastward Ho!, Leiston. Injured 14 May 1941 at the Recreation Ground. Died at First Aid Post, Leiston on 15/05/1941

ROSS

Philip

Civilian. Age 35. Died at the Recreation Ground on 14/05/1941

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