The stories of the men commemorated on the memorials

Chattisham WW1

Chattisham men men killed in the Great War

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Chattisham WW2

Chattisham men killed in the Second World War

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Hintlesham WW1

Hintlesham men killed in the Great War

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Hintlesham WW2

Hintlesham men killed in the Second World War

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Other Locals

Others associated with the villages killed in war

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St Nicholas, Hintlesham

St Nicholas Church, Hintlesham

There are over 40 names on the war memorials in Hintlesham and Chattisham in Suffolk.  They are read out each November at services of remembrance, but who were they and what were their connections to this part of the world?  Explore the site and discover fragments of their lives and details of where they fell.

As the years pass, the historic footprint left by those killed in war is deeper than that of those who survived. None the less, we also remember those who returned home, often bearing the physical and mental scars of war, for their service and sacrifice. welcomes your comments, corrections and especially your contributions of photographs and information.  Thanks for visiting.




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We Will Remember

The annual Service of Remembrance took place at St Nicholas Church in Hintlesham on Sunday 12 November 2017 and was led by Jenny Cox. The names of the fallen from Hintlesham and Chattisham were read out and a 2 minute silence observed .  Members of the congregation placed their poppies in the cross of remembrance and wreaths were laid on behalf of the Royal British Legion and Suffolk County Council.

"We Will Remember Them"

Calling Oboists Of The World

On Sunday 13 June 1920, Hintlesham's War Memorial was unveiled.  The ceremony concluded with the playing of the Last Post by Lieutenant T Bidgood, late of the Ceylon Mounted Rifles, on an oboe. Traditionally, The Last Post is played on a bugle or trumpet.  

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the memorial, we would like to feature on the site a rendition of the Last Post played on the oboe, but can't find one anywhere.  Could you play and record the Last Post? If you can, please send the recording on a small mp3 file (using a smart phone would be fine), or via a link, to .

Please include your contact details. It will be assumed you give permission for the recording to be used on the site. Whatever your standard and from wherever in the world ... it would be great to have you involved and you will be credited at .

Across the generations

HCS1In the week of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, children from Hintlesham & Chattisham Primary School visited the memorial and learnt about remembrance.

Photograph by kind permission of the school.

Remembrance Sunday 1916

Hintlesham Chruch Rememberance 2016Autumn sunshine in Hintlesham on Remembrance Sunday 2016.

Village school photo

Hintlesham School 
early 20th century

"Who dare tell the lambs in spring,
What fate the later season brings?"