Roll of Honour

TO THE VICTORIOUS DEAD 

EARL SOHAM

ROLL OF HONOUR

1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945


To view further details about the men listed below, please follow this link to the Earl Soham War Memorial site.


With thanks to Brancaster Local History Group for the idea and to www.roll-of-honour.com for permission to use their information. 

Produced by Chris Pratt. Any info. or corrections please to chris.anne1@btinternet.com.
1914 - 1918

ABBAY, Marmaduke John Norman
Captain 87th Punjabis (attached 47th Sikhs). Died of Wounds, aged 29, on 10th May 1915. Son of the Rev. Canon Richard Abbay MA and Mrs Janet Abbay of Earl Soham Rectory. Commissioned into Dorsetshire Regiment on 16th August 1905. On duty in India. Buried in Earl Soham Cemetery.

BALDWIN, Albert
22043 Gunner 24th (HB) RGA. Died of Wounds, aged 32, on 11th May 1917. Son of George and Anna Baldwin of Town Corner Earl Soham. Born Athlington. Enlisted Great Yarmouth. On duty in India. Buried in Philosphe British Cemetery, Marzingarbe, France. Ref: IP6

BRIDGES, Alfred John
8660 Private 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died, aged 25, whilst a Prisoner of War at Yarbaschi, Turkey, on 3rd July 1916. Son of Mrs. Ellen Archer of Town Corner Earl Soham. Born Earl Soham. Enlisted Bury St.Edmunds. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq. Ref: XX1 R23

BROWN, Abram
13408 Private 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment.  Died of Wounds, aged 26, on 19th April 1919. Son of Robert and Alice Brown of Lower Road, Earl Soham. Living Earl Soham. Buried in Earl Soham Cemetery.

BROWN, William 
32561 Private 5th Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in Action, aged 29, on 3rd May 1917. Son of Robert and Alice Brown of Lower Road, Earl Soham. Living Earl Soham. Remembered with Honour Arras Memorial. Ref: Bay 6 &7.

GLASSON, Walter 
12157 Private 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died of Wounds, aged 19, on 12th October 1916. Son of William and Mary Glasson of Lower Road Earl Soham. Born Earl Soham. Enlisted Bury St.Edmunds. Living in Earl Soham. Remembered with Honour Thiepval Memorial. Ref: Pier & Face 1C & 2A

GLASSON, William George 
63371 Driver 3rd Brigade, RHA. Killed in Action, aged 20, on 1st November 1914. Son of William and Mary Glasson of Lower Road Earl Soham. Born Framlingham. Enlisted Ipswich. Living Earl Soham. Remembered with Honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Ref: Panel 5 & 9

HALL, Ephraim James 
103170 Driver Lahore Division Ammunition Column RFA. Died, aged 21, on 30th November 1916. Son of William and Harriet Hall of Little Green Earl Soham. Born Framlingham. Enlisted Colchester. Living Earl Soham. Buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Ref: 1E 48

HALL, Jimmy James Ernest 
49212 Private 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of Wounds, aged 19, on 25th September 1918. Son of William and Harriet Hall of Little Green Earl Soham. Born Earl Soham. Enlisted Ipswich. Living Earl Soham. Buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Ref: ID 35

HALL, Stanley James 
201198 Private 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of Wounds, aged 20, on 22nd October 1918. Son of William and Harriet Hall of Little Green Earl Soham. Enlisted Ipswich. Living Earl Soham. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimilie, France. Ref: VI B6

HALL, Walter 
63764 Gunner 93rd (SB) RGA. Killed in Action, aged 32, on 1st November 1918. Son of William and Harriet Hall of Little Green Earl Soham. Born Earl Soham. Enlisted Ipswich. Living Earl Soham. Buried in Wassigny Communal Cemetery, France.

NEWSON, Fred Norman 
5358 Lance Corporal 2nd/1st  Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in Action, aged 19, on 19th July 1916. Son of Oliver and Grace Newson of Earl Soham. Born Sweffling. Enlisted Saxmundham. Living Felixstowe. Buried in Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France. Ref: III C9 

O’DONNELL, Ralph 
2nd.Lt. 61st (Burman) Company Indian Labour Corps. Died, aged 53, on 28th March 1918. Son of J.W. and Rosabella O’Donnell of Ireland. Living London. Buried in Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Ref: 1 C2

POTKIN, Charles William J 
28831 Private 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died of Wounds, aged 23, on 4th October 1916. Son of Charles and Harriet Potkin of Earl Soham. Born Hersham. Enlisted Framlingham. Living Earl Soham. Buried in Struma Military Cemetery, Bulgaria. IV C6

READ, William John 
201231 Private 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in Action, aged 24, on 18th August 1916. Son of George and Betsy Read of Hill Farm Cottage, Brandeston. Born Stradbroke. Enlisted Ipswich. Living Bedingfield. Remembered with Honour Thiepval Memorial. Ref: Pier & Face 1C & 2A

ROGERS, Augustus 
60754 Gunner 82nd Battery RFA.  Died, aged 24, whilst a Prisoner of War at Afion Kara Hissar, Turkey, on 29th April 1916. Son of William and Rose Rogers of Ashfield. Born Stowmarket. Enlisted Ipswich. Living Bordon Camp, Hampshire. Remembered with Honour Basra Memorial. Panel 3 & 60

WARNER, Reginald 
55703 Rifleman Rifle Brigade (posted 2nd/10th Battalion London Regiment). Died of Wounds, aged 18, on 26th September 1918. Son of Samuel and Annie Warner of The Street Earl Soham. Born Earl Soham. Enlisted Ipswich. Living Earl Soham. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Ref: RII N16

WARNER, William 
104690 Private 29th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Died of Wounds, aged 23, on 6th May 1918. Son of Walter and Mary Warner of Cobbold’s Row Earl Soham. Born Earl Soham. Enlisted Ipswich. Living Earl Soham. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. Ref: IX B46

WATSON, John O’Donnell 
20537 Corporal 10th (Alberta) Battalion Canadian Infantry. Killed in Action, aged 29, on 22nd.April 1915. Son of Mrs. F. Watson of The Terrace Earl Soham. Living Canada. Remembered with Honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Ref: Panel 24-28-30

WHYMARK, William Emerson 
2nd.Lt. 12th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died of Wounds, aged 23, on 27th November 1917. Son of Alfred and Sarah Whymark of The Street Earl Soham and husband of Edith Whymark of 26, Avenue Road, Clapton, London. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery, France. Ref: V A21

1939 - 1945

BAXTER, Alan John 
1392607 Leading Aircraftman RAFVR. Killed in a training accident , aged 19, on 19th November 1942. Son of Mary Jane Baxter and stepson of H.G.Lawes of Ipswich. Buried in Earl Soham Cemetery.

BROWNE, Robert Harold Percy 
Lt.(S) R.N H.M.S. Hood. Killed in Action, aged 23, on 24th May 1941. Son of Venerable Thomas Robert Brown, Archdeacon of Ipswich and Ellen Gertrude Browne. Remembered with Honour Portsmouth Memorial. Ref: Panel 45 Column 3

KETTLE, George William 
5835513 Private 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died of Wounds, aged 32, on 14th/15th February 1942.  Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Ref: II C16

MAYHEW, Edward John Mayhew 
2738421 Guardsman 3rd Battalion Welsh Guards. Killed in Action, aged 20, on 27th May 1944. Son of George and Agnes Rose Mayhew. Buried in Caserta War Cemetery, Italy. Ref: 3A11

RAWLINGS, Albert Edward 
5825631 Private 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment.. Died, aged 27, on 29th May 1940. Son of Albert James and S. Rawlings of Earl Soham. Remembered with Honour Dunkirk Memorial. Ref: Column 46