Aldeburgh’s Fallen 1914-1918


The names below all feature on the Aldeburgh War Memorial. Most have connections with the town, some have none. In the immediate aftermath of World World One, names were assigned to war memorials across the country in an attempt to make sure that everyone who paid the ultimate sacrifice received official and public recognition - irrespective of their place of birth.

This information was extracted from Aldeburgh War Memorial - The Story Behind the Names 1914-1918 by Simon Last and Michael Good, past Mayor of Aldeburgh who very kindly gave permission to use these short biographies.

The book contains a vast amount of information about Aldeburgh during the Great War, with photographs and letters and a wonderful description of the building of the town’s War Memorial.

To order a copy of the book, please click here….

The names of these brave people may be set in stone….but this archive is alive.

If you can add anything to the stories of the people listed below, please email info@aldeburghtowncouncil.co.uk and we will amend entries.

The Fallen of 1914

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Thomas Scholes CRESWELL

Born February 1 1887, died June 4 1914 - aged 27.

Family lived in Wimbledon but built a house in Lee Road, Aldeburgh and were one of the founders of the Aldeburgh Yacht Club.

Service details: Lieutenant, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Royal Navy Flying Officer/ Royal Flying Corps.

Died in a flying accident off Calshot, Hampshire, June 1914.

Place of death: Surrey.

Place of burial:  Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Arthur WINN

Born April 13 1884, died September 9 1914 - aged 30.

Born in Ewell, Surrey but the family moved to Aldeburgh.

Service details: Captain, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Killed by a sniper at Soissons, France in September 1914 during the Battle of the Marne.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial:  Montreuil-Aux-Lions British Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

 

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Arthur POOLEY

Born December 21 1891, died September 17 1914 - aged 22.

Born in Aldeburgh, family lived in Lee Road.

Service details: Stoker 1st Class K/7458, HMS Endeavour.

Death due to injury or illness while on active service.

Place of death: Overseas.

Place of burial: Lowestoft Cemetery, Suffolk.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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John Henry OSBORNE

Born June 19 1882, died September 22 1914 - aged 32.

Born in Norfolk.

Service details: Leading Stoker HMS Hogue.

HMS Hogue was torpedoed and sunk while picking up survivors from a previous torpedo attack.

Place of death: At sea.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Alexander David COMYNS-LEWER

Born July 1888, died November 1 1918 - aged 26

Born in Honor Oak, London. His mother was the daughter of Newson and Elizabeth Garrett.

Service details: Private, London Regiment.

Died in the Battle of Ypres.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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George Ernest BLOCK

Born February 25 1884, died November 26 1914 - aged 20.

Born in Aldeburgh.

Service details: Able Seaman HMS Bulwark.

HMS Bulwark blew up at Sheerness with massive loss of life.

Place of death: At Sea.

Place of burial: Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Cecil Strachan WOOD

Born December 3 1872, died December 2 1914 - aged 42.

Born in Leamington, but family connections in Aldeburgh.

Service details: Captain, Third Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.

Served with the Expeditionary Force in France, killed in action.

Place of death: France.

Place of Burial: Ste.Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

The Fallen of 1915

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Reginald Amherst PARGETER

Born April 1893, died May 8 1915 - aged 22.

Born in Hampstead.

Service details: Second Lieutenant, attached to Suffolk Regiment.

Died in the Battle of Ypres.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Claud Garrett SALMON

Born April 1876, died May 9 1915 - aged 39

Born in Bury St Edmunds. His mother was the daughter of Newson D.Garrett.

Service details: Captain, attached to Scottish Rifles.

Died in the battle for Aubers Ridge.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Rue-Petillion Military Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Samuel Maurice GOODING

Born April 1890, died August 2 1915 - aged 25.

Born in Snape, the family moved to Fort Green, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment.

Died during the Battle of Hooge.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Woods Cemetery, Belgium.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial/ Snape War Memorial.

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Edwin John WILSON

Born January 1873, died August 7 1915 - aged 42.

Born in Aldeburgh.

Service details: Private, New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

Died in the battle for Chunuk Bair, Turkey.

Place of death: Turkey.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Chunuk Bair Memorial, Gallipoli/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Brian THORNBURY

Born July 1889, died August 9 1915 - aged 23.

Born in Hampstead.

Service details: Royal Naval Lieutenant HMS Lynx.

Died after HMS Lynx hit a mine in the Moray Firth.

Place of death: At sea.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Henry Fawcett GARRETT

Born November 13 1885, died August 22 1915 - aged 30.

Born in Marylebone, parents lived in Gower House, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Captain, East Yorkshire Regiment.

Died during the Gallipoli campaign.

Place of death: Gallipoli.

Place of burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Sidney Claude CABLE

Born October 1892, died September 28 1915 - aged 23.

Born in Aldeburgh, family lived at Town Steps.

Service details: Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.

Died during the Loos offensive.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Cambrin Churchyard, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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William Henry CABLE

Born October 1888, died November 12 1915 - aged 27.

Born in Aldeburgh, family lived at Town Steps.

Service details: Private, Army Service Corps.

Died following a road accident in France.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Calais Southern Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

The Fallen of 1916

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Alfred LAWS

Born October 19 1862, died January 3 1916 - aged 53.

Born in Aldeburgh, family lived in the High Street.

Service details: Deckhand, HM Drifter Golden News, Royal Naval Reserve.

Drowned at sea off the Irish Coast.

Place of death: At sea.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Alfred CLARKE

Born January 1896, died January 7 1916 - aged 21.

Born in Bedfield, family lived at Hazelwood, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Private, Army Service Corps, Motor Ambulance Convoy.

Died following a bomb blast at Salonika..

Place of death: Salonika.

Place of burial: Salonika Military Cemetery.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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James KING

Born October 1883,  died January 13 1916 - aged 33.

Born in Friston.

Service details: Private, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Killed in action.

Place of death: Givenchy.

Place of burial: Guards Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial/ Snape War memorial.

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Bertie William KNIGHTS

Born February 2 1889,  died April 27 1916 - aged 17.

Born in Hazelwood, Aldeburgh. Family moved to what is now 9 Leiston Road.

Service details: Boy 1st Class, HMS Russell..

Died after his ship hit mines off Valetta harbour, Malta.

Place of death: Malta.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Percy Allen PECK

Born March 2 1899, died April 27 1916 - aged 17.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived at Crag Pit Farm, then Alde Lane. Friend of Bertie Knights.

Service details: Boy 1st Class, HMS Russell..

Died after his ship hit mines off Valetta harbour, Malta.

Place of death: Malta.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Stewart Alexander CRUM

Born July 1897, died July 1 1916 - aged 19.

Born in Swaffham with family connections to Aldeburgh.

Service details: Second Lieutenant Seaforth Highlanders.

Died during the Battle of the Somme.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Cerre Road Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Philip Squarey HOUGHTON

Born April 1893, died July 1 1916 - aged 23.

Born in Hampstead, the family lived in Grosvenor Place, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Captain, London Regiment.

Died during the Battle of the Somme.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial France/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Maurice Freshfield JONES

Born July 1896, died July 3 1916 - aged 20.

Born in Aldeburgh. His father was manager of Barclays Bank.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment.

Died during the Battle of the Somme.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial France/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Frederick John MOUNTAIN

Born January 1892, died July 20 1916 - aged 34.

Born in Yoxford.

Service details: Corporal, Suffolk Regiment.

Died during the offensive on Longueval and Delville Wood.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial France/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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George MARSHALL

Born July 1891, died July 3 1916 - aged 25.

Born in Bury St Edmunds, family moved to Fawcett Road, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment.

Died during the offensive on Ovillers.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial France/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Reuben William WOOD

Born September 9 1898, died August 7 1916 - aged 17.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived at Slaughden, then King Street.

Service details: Deckhand, HM Trawler John High, Royal Naval Reserve.

Died when his ship hit a mine off Murmansk.

Place of death: At sea.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Christina JAY

Born April 1879, died August 12 1916 - aged 25.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived at the Brudenell Hotel, then Rowley House.

Service details: Queen Alexandra’s Royal Nursing Service, Hospital Ship Takada.

Died in service on the ship.

Place of death: Hospital Ship Takada, Indian Ocean.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Bertie CRACKNELL

Born July 1891, died August 17 1916 - aged 25.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived at Hall Cottage.

Service details: Private, Australian Infantry.

Died in the battle for Pozieres Ridge..

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Unknown.

Commemorated: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France/ Aldringham Baptist Church War Memorial/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Harry Edward CADY

Born January 1894, died August 22 1916 - aged 26.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived at Flinthams Estate, then Leiston Road.

Service details: Private, East Kent Regiment.

Died in action at Guillemont.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Alfred Colby ALLERTON

Born January 1895, died September 16 1916 - aged 21.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived on the High Street.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment.

Died in action at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, Somme.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial France/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Richard HAKEN

Born June 1897, died October 12 1916 - aged 19.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived on Alde Lane.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment.

Died in action. Details unknown.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial France/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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James CADY

Born November 27 1886,  died October 26 1916 - aged 29.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived at Slaughden, then Town Steps.

Service details: Deckhand, HM Drifter Spotless Prince, Royal Naval Reserve.

Died in action in the English Channel.

Place of death: At sea.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Reginald Ernest PECK

Born January 1888, died October 12 1916 - aged 29.

Born in Bruisyard. Family lived on Crag Pit Lane, then Alde Lane.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment.

Died in action. Details unknown.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial France/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Herbert Frederick FISHER

Born July 12 1877,  died October 26 1916 - aged 39.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived at Town Steps, High Street, then Kings Street.

Service details: Second Hand, HM Drifter Spotless Prince, Royal Naval Reserve.

Died in action in the English Channel.

Place of death: At sea.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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William James THURSTON

Born October 1888, died October 26 1916 - aged 28.

Born in Sudbourne. Family lived at Flintham Estate, them Tyne Cottage, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Deckhand, HM Drifter Spotless Prince, Royal Naval Reserve.
Died in action in the English Channel.
Place of death: At sea.
Place of burial: At sea.
Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

The Fallen of 1917

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Robert Hase WELLS

Born October 1877,  died February 24 1917 - aged 39.

Born in Grantham. Family lived in Benhall, then Town Steps and High Street, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Private, Northumberland Fusiliers.

Died at the Battle of Arras.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Frank CABLE

Born July 1883, died February 28 1917 - aged 33.

Born in Aldeburgh. Son of James Cable, the town’s famous Lifeboatman. Frank emigrated to Australia in 1909.

Service details: Lance Corporal, Australian Infantry.

Died at the Battle of Bethune.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Warlencourt British Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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John Lancashire CRESSWELL

Born December 21 1892, died April 3 1917 - aged 24.

Born in Wimbledon. Family had a house on Lee Road, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Lance Corporal, Honourable Artillery Company.

Badly wounded at Mory/Ecoust St.Mein, died within two days.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Euston Road Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Ernest Edward SHEMMING

Born June 1888, died April 29 1917 - aged 30.

Born in Norfolk. Married an Aldeburgh girl who later lived in Fawcett Road.

Service details: Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.

Died at the battle of Arleux/Somme.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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John William BOWYER

Born July 1895, died April 10 1917 - aged 21.

Born in Wimbledon. Family lodged in Aldeburgh.

Service details: Captain, The Rifle Brigade.

Died in action at Monchy-le-Preux.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Monchy British Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Percy James MARJORAM
(with pic of headstone)

Born March 8 1895, died April 10 1917 - aged 22.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived in High Street, then King Street.

Service details: Deckhand HMS Q20, Royal Naval Reserve.

Serving on a minesweeper, died after being hit by a shell.

Place of death: Alverstoke, Hampshire.

Place of burial: St Peter and St Paul Churchyard, Aldeburgh.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Arthur Lewis WYTHE

Born October 1897, died April 28 1917 - aged 19.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived at Fort Green, then High Street.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment (Cyclist Battalion).

Died at the battle of Arleux/Somme.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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John Lancashire CRESSWELL

Born December 21 1892, died April 3 1917 - aged 24.

Born in Wimbledon. Family had a house on Lee Road, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Lance Corporal, Honourable Artillery Company.

Badly wounded at Mory/Ecoust St.Mein, died within two days.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Euston Road Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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John BOTTERILL

Born October 1876, died June 15 1917 - aged 41.

Born in Huntingdonshire. Family lived in Aldeburgh.

Service details: Private, Royal Fusiliers.

Died at the battle of Messines.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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George Woodgate OSBORNE

Born June 1879, died July 1 1917 - aged 36.

Born in Wiltshire. Widow moved to Aldeburgh after the war.

Service details: Private, Lancashire Fusiliers.

Died at Passchendaele.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial France/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Benjamin BALLS

Born August 25 1894, died July 4 1917 - aged 22.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived at Wentworth Terrace.

Service details: Stoker, HMS Aster.

Ship blown up by a mine in the Mediterranean.

Place of death: At sea.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Angus Harold ASHFORD

Born January 1883, died July 24 1917 - aged 35.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived in the High Street.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment.

Died in the operations at Cambrai.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Henry Charles TIBBENHAM

Born July 1884,  died July 26 1917 - aged 33.

Born in Friston. Family lived in Aldeburgh, then Southampton.

Service details: Lance Corporal, London Regiment.

Died at Ypres.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Richard RAVEN

Born January 1889,  died July 31 1917 - aged 28.

Born in Warwickshire.

Service details: Lance Sergeant, Coldstream Guards.

Died at Ypres.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Robert Carl CABLE

Born April 1887, died August 2 1917 - aged 30.

Born in Aldeburgh. The family lived variously at Town Steps, King Street and High Street.

Service details: Private, Lincolnshire Regiment.

Died in the battle for Hulloch-Loos.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Edward WADE

Born October 1887, died July 31 1917 - aged 29.

Born in Aldeburgh.

Service details: Sergeant, East Lancashire Regiment..

Died at Ypres.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Frederick William BUTCHER

Born August 12 1895, died August 9 1917 - aged 22.

Born in London.

Service details: Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles.

Killed in action at Freizenberg.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Arthur Francis John STEPHENSON

Born July 1891, died August 16 1917 - aged 25.

Born in Essex.

Service details: Corporal, London Regiment Royal Fusiliers.

Killed in action at Langemarck.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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W.J.GODFREY

Born 1888, died August 26 1917 - aged 29.

Born in Great Yarmouth.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment.

Killed in action.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial France/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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George Albert James BLOCK

Born January 1896, died August 28 1917 - aged 21.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived in Ransome House, King Street.

Service details: Acting Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery.

Killed in action at Ypres.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Henry Norman LESLEY

Born 1890, died September 16 1917 - aged 27.

Born in Dumfries.

Service details: Lieutenant, HM Submarine G9.

All hands lost when G9 was rammed by a British destroyer.

Place of death: At sea.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Herbert James EASEY

Born January 1881, died September 27 1917 - aged 36.

Born in Leiston. Family later lived in Aldringham.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment.

Died in action at Ypres.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated:  Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Ernest Harry JEARY

Born July 1883, died October 9 1917 - aged 34.

Born in Reepham, Norfolk.

Service details: Private,  Norfolk Regiment.

Died in action at Ypres.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated:  Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Frederick WELFORD

Born August 12 1881,  died October 9 1917 - aged 36.

Born in Margate, Kent.

Service details: Second Lieutenant, Yorkshire Regiment.

Died in action at Ypres.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated:  Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Frank William COOPER

Born July 1896, died October 26 1917 - aged 21.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived in Lee Road.

Service details: Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

Died in action at Ypres.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated:  Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Herbert Granville CREASEY

Born January 1881, died October 29 1917 - aged 36.

Born in Great Yarmouth.

Service details: Sergeant Honourable Artillery Company.

Died in action at Ypres.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Voomezeele Enclosure 1-2, Belgium.

Commemorated:  Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Charles William BRUCE

Born 1895, died November 22 1917 - aged 22.

Born in Scotland or Ireland. Lived at South Lodge, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Captain, Gordon Highlanders.

Died in flying accident over Essex.

Place of death: Rochford, Essex.

Place of burial: Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

Commemorated: Spreyton War Memorial, Devon/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Isham Percy SMITH DSO

Born January 1890, died November 30 1917 - aged 27.

Born in London. Family lived in Aldeburgh.

Service details: Major, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Died in action at Villers-Guislain.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Villers Hill British Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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George Edmund Maurice COWELL

Born January 1882,  died December 30 1917 - aged 35.

Born in London. Family lived at Snape Bridge House. George was managing director of Maltings/ Maltster. Nephew of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

Service details: Major, Royal Horse Artillery/ Royal Field Artillery.

Died in action.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Snape War Memorial/ Aldeburgh War Memorial.

The Fallen of 1918

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Arnold Robert WARD

Born October 16 1888, died March 15 1918 - aged 29.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived at Mispah House.

Service details: Engine Room Artificer, HM Submarine D3.

Submarine accidentally hit by Allied attack. All crew lost.

Place of death: At sea.

Place of burial: At sea.

Commemorated:  Plymouth Naval Memorial/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Thomas Francis WARD

Born March 1872, died March 20 1918 - aged 46.

Born in London.

Service details: Private Royal Army Service Corps.

Died in action.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial: Mont Huon Military Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Vernon Jack READING

Born September 13 1895, died March 26 1918 - aged 22.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived at Knodishall Lodge, Saxmundham, then High Street, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps.

Shot down by Baron von Richthofen (The Red Baron).

Place of death: France and Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Arras Flying Services Memorial, France.

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Stanley George WARD

Born July 1889, died April 9 1918 - aged 28.

Born in  Lowestoft. Family lived at Bell Cottage, High Street, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Lance Corporal, Suffolk Regiment.

Died in the Lys Offensive, Flanders.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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William Robert RABETT

Born January 1893, died April 10 1918 - aged 25.

Born in  Aldeburgh. Family lived in Park Road and Brudenell Street.

Service details: Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.

Died in the Lys Offensive, Flanders.

Place of death: Flanders.

Place of burial: Not known.

Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Charles William WADE

Born October 1888, died April 13 1918 - aged 29.

Born in  Aldeburgh. Family lived in Fawcett Road.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment.

Died as a prisoner of war in Cassel Germenay.

Place of death: Germany.

Place of burial: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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William James LOVETT

Born January 9 1883, died June 15 1918 - aged 35.

Born in  Aldeburgh. Family lived in Wyndham House and Hartington Villas.

Service details: Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Died at the Battle of Asiago, Italy.

Place of death: Italy.

Place of burial: Magnaboschi British Cemetery, Italy.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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William John GIBSON

Born July 1881, died June 30 1918 - aged 37.

Born in  Aldeburgh. Family lived in Station Road.

Service details: Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Died in action.

Place of death: France

Place of burial: Aire Communal Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Arthur BRIDGES

Born July 1880, died July 25 1918 - aged 38.

Born in  Knodishall. Family lived in Red House Lodge, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Driver, Royal Field Artillery.

Died in action at Gouv-Servins.

Place of death: France

Place of burial: Villers Station Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Frank Richard ALLERTON

Born April 1889, died August 8 1918 - aged 19.

Born in  Aldeburgh. Family lived in the High Street.

Service details: Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment.

Died in action at Amiens.

Place of death: France

Place of burial: Beacon Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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George JEANS

Born July 1890, died September 2 1918 - aged 28.

Born in  Herefordshire. Family lived in Lee Road, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Corporal, Essex Regiment.

Died in action at Drocourt-Queant.

Place of death: France

Place of burial:  Dury Crucifix Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Thomas Herbert FOULGER

Born October 1881, died September 16 1918 - aged 36.

Born in Beccles. Later, family lived on the High Street.

Service details: Deckhand, HMS Vivid, Royal Naval Reserve.

Death: Circumstances unknown.

Place of death: Yarmouth.

Place of burial:  Aldeburgh, St Peter and St Paul Churchyard..

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Russell BURWOOD

Born June 16 1880, died August 26 1918 - aged 38.

Born in  Aldeburgh. Family lived in Crespigney Cottages and Dawn Villa.

Service details: Sapper, Royal Engineers.

Died in action.

Place of death: Number Six Dressing Station, France

Place of burial: Bagneaux British Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Arthur Aubrey PALLANT

Born May 19 1885, died August 27 1918 - aged 33.

Born in  Aldeburgh. Family lived in the High Street.

Service details: Private, East Kent Regiment.

Died in action at the Battle of Albert.

Place of death: France

Place of burial: Albert Communal Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Walter Charles KEMP

Born June 1889, died September 7 1918 - aged 28.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived on the High Street.

Service details: Sergeant, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Died in action at Fins.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial:  Fins New British Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Walter Charles KEMP

Born June 1889, died September 7 1918 - aged 28.

Born in Aldeburgh. Family lived on the High Street.

Service details: Sergeant, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Died in action at Fins.

Place of death: France.

Place of burial:  Fins New British Cemetery, France.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Robert KERSEY

Born July 19 1889, died November 10 1918 - aged 28.

Born in Aldeburgh.

Service details: Deckhand, HM Paddle Minesweeper Ascot, Royal Naval Reserve.

Died after HM Ascot was torpedoed - the last British warship to be lost before the Armistice.

Place of death: At sea.

Place of burial:  At sea.

Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent/Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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Ernest William BACKHOUSE

Born July 9 1901, died September 27 1918 - aged 17.

Born at Hazelwood, nr Aldeburgh.

Service details: Boy, Second Class, HMS Powerful.

Died from influenza.

Place of death: Devon.

Place of burial:  Aldeburgh, St Peter and St Paul Churchyard.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

The Fallen of 1919

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Benjamin Balls MAULDEN

Born January 12 1889, died March 15 1919 - aged 29.

Born in Blaxhall. Later, the family lived in the High Street, Aldeburgh.

Service details: Private, Suffolk Regiment.

Died from war injuries and illness.

Place of death: Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital.

Place of burial:  Aldeburgh, St Peter and St Paul Churchyard.

Commemorated: Aldeburgh War Memorial.

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W.SMY

Born – Not known

Died – Not known

Service details – Not known

Place of death – Not known

Place of burial -  Not known

Commemorated – Aldeburgh War Memorial

Aldeburgh’s Fallen in the Second World War 1939 - 1945

Patrick James Neil Adshead
Alexander Percival Johnson
Hubert Roy Baggott
George Richard Lane
Arthur Percival Block
David John Longstaff
Frederick Charles Block
Thomas Alfred Miller
Richard Arthur Boulton
Leonard Charles Osgerby
Albert Charles Branch
Reginald Frederick Pilbeam
John Bowyer Buckley
Jack Reade

Dick William Burwood
Frederick Sawyer
Richard Sidney Cable
Walter George Sones
Peter Stanley Collier
Stephen Edward Spring Rice
Lionel Cooper Franklin
George henry Strowger
David William Arthur Galsworthy
Frederick Alfred Charles Ward
Llewellyn Wilfred Griffith
Bernard John Wisby
Antony Thornburn Irvine

Those killed in Aldeburgh Post Office and High Street on 15th December 1942

Civilians:

Nancy Whitcher

Mary Walsh

Dora Hallas

Charles Fisher

Jonah Baggott

William Dodds

Service Personnel

George Brooks

Benjamin Hartop

Leonard Nash

Arthur Reece

William Wingfield

Naval personnel killed in Oakley Square on 27th April 1941

Arthur Coulling

William Johnson

Robert Roper

Thomas Weeks

Bomber crew killed in Leiston Road on 24th March 1941

John Clarke

Philip green

Anthony Roberts

Stuart Robinson

Eric Seymore

Gilbert Short

Frederick White

 

Other personnel

Lewis Blackburn

Edward Clayton

William Middleton

John Tarling