Hintlesham War Memorial - The Great War

1914 - 1919

In alphabetical order

As they fell

Charles L Green     26 August 1914                     
Orlando J Lloyd     26 August 1914
Charles Chaplin     20 December 1914
Henry Thomas Tricker     20 March 1915
Clarence W Wilkinson     05 May 1915
John William Squirrel     25 May 1915
Edwin Mower     1 October 1915
Horace Gant     13 July 1916
James Vince     8 August 1916
Albert Game     18 August 1916
Thomas John Gant     29 September 1916
Percy Ellis     3 November 1916
George D Marsh     9 April 1917
James Whiting     24 August 1917
Arthur Green    8 November 1917
Frank E Green     28 March 1918
Sidney M Green     28 March 1918
Higham Peirson     19 April 1918
Frederick John Green     6 May 1918
Frank William Green     25 September 1918
Frederick Cuthbert     30 October 1918
Jack S Gant     19 November 1918
Wesley George Green     31 December 1919
Wilfred H Green    26 April 1924

 

Pte Charles Chaplin 3/0939 2nd Bn Suffolk

Killed in action 20 December 1914 aged 20

Charles George Chaplin was born in Kirton in Suffolk and brought up with his sister, Charlotte, by their grandmother in Raydon Road. Charles enlisted in Ipswich and was killed in action serving in France and Flanders. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial (Panel 22) in Ypres, Belgium.

Sgt Frederick Cuthbert MM 24380 Royal Garrison Artillery

Died 30 October 1918 aged 30  

Fred's father, John, was a stockman and farm labourer and his mother was Harriet. Fred was born in Hintlesham. The family later moved to 15, Camden Row, Pinner Green, Middx. Fred was a career soldier and awarded the Military Medal (MM). Sgt. Frederick Cuthbert is buried at Poix-Du-Nord Communal Cemetery Extension. (Fred was one of 7 children, his younger sister married Horace Gant - see below) His family visited his grave in 2014 and contributed the picture.

Pte Percy Ellis G/13252 1st Bn Queen’s (West Surrey)

Killed in action 3 November 1916 aged 21

Percy was born in Essex (possibly Romford or Kirby Le Soken) and lived on Back Road in Hintlesham. He was born around 1895, the son of Frederick (an undertaker's wood sawer and wheelwright) and Mary. Percy was a farm labourer before enlisting in Ipswich. He was killed in action is buried at Serre Road Cemetery No 2 in the Somme region of France. Plot: XXXIII. E. 2. Percy was Hintlesham's 5th and final Somme fatality.

Pte Albert Game 200910 4th Bn Suffolk

Died 18 August 1916

Albert's father, James Isaac Game, was a retired Royal Dragoon and watchmaker. The family lived in George Street. Albert enlisted in Ipswich and served with the Sufffolks in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on the Somme in 1916. Albert is commemorated at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery (see photograph), Longueval, France. Albert was the third local man to be killed in the 1916 fighting on the Somme.

Pte Horace Gant 18495 2nd Bn Suffolk

Died 13 July 1916 aged 30

Horace Josiah Gant was born in Elmsett in 1884 before the family moved to Hintlesham sometime between 1891 and 1901. By 1911 he lived with 2 brothers and a sister in George Street. Horace was a farm labourer and he married Ellen May Cuthbert, a domestic servant at The Hall, Belstead on Christmas Day 1912 in Hintlesham Church (See connection to F Cuthbert below).

Horace enlisted in Ipswich and was Hintlesham's first casualty of the Battle of the Somme. He is buried at Carnoy Military Cemetery, France. Horace & Ellen had a son - Horace Walter Gant - born in Hintlesham on 19 Dec 1913. Horace also had a sister, Alice Sarah Taylor (nee Gant), who was a civilian casualty of World War 2 when a bomb was dropped on Elmsett on the night of 12 May 1941. Ten people were killed including five members of the Taylor family.

Carnoy Military Cemetery

Pte Jack S Gant MM 5574 17th Bn Australian Inf. A.I.F

Died 19 November 1918 aged 31

John Samuel Gant was known as Jack.  He was the son of John and Laura Gant, of Mill Farm, Hintlesham. Jack was born in Whatfield and emigrated to Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia where he was a labourer.  He enlisted on 25 March 1915 and embarked from Sydney on HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916. He served on the Western Front and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery.  The citation reads:

'During the attack on MONT ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE, on 31st August 1918, this man was a company runner. The successful communication of the company with flanks and battalion Headquarters was absolutely dependent on runner, as owing to enemy pressure it was impossible to lay telephone wires. He worked incessantly for 18 hours, through heavy and continuous artillery and Machine Gun fire, and never once failed to deliver his message to the front line, although time and again, sniped at by the enemy, who overlooked the position from 100 yards distance.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115 Date: 10 October 1919.

John Gant died from pneumonia 8 days after the Armistice and is buried at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre (see photograph).  He is also commemorated on the Australian National Memorial in Canberra (see photograph).  Jack's younger brother, Thomas, also died in the Great War.

Pte Thomas J Gant 19217 6th Bn East Yorks

Died 26 September 1916 aged 19

Hintlesham's fourth casualty of The Somme was Thomas J Gant. He was the son of John (a shepherd) and Alice Gant of Mill Cottage, Hintlesham. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (see photograph) - pier & face 2C. The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916. Thomas's older brother Jack also died in the Great War serving with the Australian army.

Thiepval

Pte Arthur Green 27992 / 55584 1/6 Bn Welsh

Died 8 Nov 1917

Arthur William Green was born in Hintlesham and lived at Akenham. His parents are believed to be Charles and Sarah Green who lived at Old House Farm in Hintlesham. Arthur enlisted in Bury St Edmunds and first served with the Norfolk Regiment before becoming part of the Welsh Regiment. Private A W Green is buried at The White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium. Arthur’s brother, Frederick John Green, was also killed in the war.

White House Cemetery

Pte Charles L Green 4555 2nd Bn Suffolk

Killed in action 26 August 1914 aged 34?

Charles Leslie Green was born in Hintlesham in 1880. His parents were Sarah and George Green. He enlisted in Ipswich and died on the same day as Orlando Lloyd (below) and is commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial. Both Charles and Orlando were members of the British Expeditionary Force. At the outbreak of war he was based at the Curragh Barracks in Ireland. The battalion moved to England before arriving in Le Havre on 17 August 1914. The battalion's first action followed the BEF's retreat from the Battle of Mons. Charles and Orlando were killed at the Battle of Le Cateau, the second battle of the Great War. Details of the regiment and the Battle of Le Cateau at http://bit.ly/1nUY3yT

Gunner Frank E Green 36028 Royal Garrison Artillery

Died 1 Dec 1917 aged 24

Frank was born in Hintlesham in 1890. His father, Alfred, was a labourer and his mother, Mary, a dressmaker and they lived on George Street. He was married when he enlisted in Ipswich. Frank is buried in Dar Es Salaam (Grave ref: 3. G. 13) in Tanzania. At the outbreak of the First World War, Tanzania was the core of German East Africa. Frank's brother, Wesley, was also killed in the Great War.

Pte Frank W Green 100041 4th Bn Royal Fusileers

Died from his wounds 25 Sept 1918

Frank was the son of Mrs. A. Leeks, of Red House Cottage, Hintlesham, Ipswich. He enlisted in Ipswich and joined the Suffolks (service number formerly 27027). At a later stage he joined the 4 Battalion of the Royal Fusilers. Private F W Green died from his wounds and is buried at Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St.Marc, France.

Pte Frederick John Green 42945 2nd Bn South Staffs

Died from his wounds 6 May 1918 aged 25

Frederick was the son of Charles and Sarah Green, of Old House Farm, Hintlesham, Suffolk. He was married to Agatha Madeline Green, of The Green, Hadleigh, Suffolk. Frederick died as a result of his wounds and is buried at Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Nr Arras.

Pte Sidney M Green 27377 2nd Bn Grenadier Guards

Killed in action 28 Mar 1918

Sindey Maurice Green was born in Hintlesham and lived on Duke Street. His father, David was a labourer and his mother was called Annie. Sidney became a stockman before joining the Greadier Guards. His brother, Wilfred, was also killed as a result of WW1 (see below). Sidney was killed in action and is buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France

Sgt Wesley G Green 15082 2nd Bn Norfolk

Died 31 December 1919 aged 30

Wesley was the son of Alfred and Mary Green of Duke St. Alfred was a farm labourer and Mary a dress maker. Wesley's brother, Frank Edgar Green (see above), who also died in the war. Wesley is buried at Haidar Pasha cemetery in Instanbul, Turkey. After the Armistice, Istanbul was occupied and Wesley may well have been serving in the city at this time.

Pte Wilfred H Green 5232 / 202042 Suffolk Regiment

Died 26 April 1924 aged 32

Wilfred was born in Hintlesham on 10 September 1891, the son of David and Annie Green. In the 1911 census,  his occupation was listed as domestic gardener and he was living with his parents in Duke Street. Wilfred served with the Suffolk Regiment and survived the war,  but in 1924 died as a result of his physical and mental injuries. At the time of his death,  it must have been felt he was as much a “casualty” of the war as those named on the memorial and his name was added at least 4 years after the memorial was unveiled.

Wlfred is buried in the graveyard at St Nicholas Church in Hintlesham and it was long believed he had no grave marker.  On Sunday 24 September, during a talk at the war memorial given by the curator of this website,  the church warden,  Mrs Jenny Cox, noticed a small, heavily moss covered grave stone adjacent to the memorial.  In the fading autumn sunlight she managed to make out the name ….  Wilfred H Green and the regimental crest of the Suffolk Regiment  (see photo).  For decades, no one had noticed that the grave closest to the war memorial was that of Wilfred H Green. Whether he was buried next to the memorial by purpose, or accident, it is nice to think of Wilfred resting close to his comrades from Hintlesham.

Wilfred’s brother, Sidney, also died in the Great War.

W H Green Headstone

Pte Orlando Lloyd 7230 2nd Bn Suffolk

Killed in action 26 August 1914 aged 28

Orlando James Lloyd was killed in the first month of the Great War. He was the son of William and Esther Lloyd of Hintlesham and was born in Burstall in 1886. Orlando married Sarah Green in Bramford on 16 August 1913 and they had a daughter, Elwythe. Orlando enlisted in Ipswich and was a pre-war soldier who had served in Malta and Egypt. At the outbreak of war he was stationed at the Curragh in Ireland.

The battalion sailed to France via England and joined the British Expeditionary Force (see also Charles L Green above) on 17 August 1914. Nine days later Orlando died at the Battle of Le Cateau. Orlando is commemorated on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France. There is also a memorial (see photograph) to the Suffolk Regiment near Le Cateau. (Regimental records list Orlando as Orlander & killed 9/4/15 - I believe these to be errors)

Gunner George D Marsh 88110 Royal Field Artillery 156 Brigade HQ

Died 9 April 1917 aged 32

George Dourn Marsh was born in London in 1884, the son of George and Mary Marsh. He was baptised at Notting Hill and at some stage moved to Suffolk and lived with his brother and his family in Ipswich. He was employed as a gardener. Gunner Marsh arrived in France on 14 December 1915. He is commemorated at Ste Catherine British Cemetery near Arras in France. (Photograph: Memorial to the Royal Artillery in London)

Pte Edwin Mower 6286 2nd Bn Suffolk

Killed in action 1 October 1915 aged 29

Edwin was born in 1886 in Burstall. His father was John Mower. Edwin married Ellen, enlisted in Ipswich and served in France & Flanders. He was killed in action and it appears Edwin's remains were "Known only unto God;" as a result he was listed on the Menin Gate memorial. However, they were discovered at the Old Sanctuary Wood cemetery (see photograph) and identified thanks to his dog tags and he was reburied in 1924 at the new cemetery at Sanctuary Wood. Edwin's name was subsequently removed from the Menin Gate memorial. He is also listed on the East Bergholt war memorial inside the church. His wife Ellen remarried and lived on a farm at Bentley in Suffolk.

Pte Higham Peirson 3/10121 11th Bn Suffolk

Died 19 April 1918 aged 31

Higham was born in Hintlesham in 1887 and was brought up by his mother, Emma, on Duke Street. Higham was a labourer, enlisted in Ipswich and joined the 11 Bn Suffolks who were known as the Cambs/Suffolks. Higham landed in France in December 1915. Private Higham Peirson (also spelt Pearson) was one of 970 men from the battalion who died in the Great War. He was killed in action and buried at Suffolk Cemetery (see photograph) , La Rolanderie Farm, Erquinghem-Lys. Ref: II. A. 9 . The cemetery contains the graves of 43 soldiers from the UK of which 36 served with the 11th and 12th battalions of the Suffolks.

Pte John W Squirrel 16149 1st Bn Suffolk

Killed in action 25 May 1915 aged 30

John was born in Hintlesham on 15 June 1884, went to school in the village and was brought up at Cobbler’s Corner. He became a stockman and married Ethel on 28 December 1908. At the time of the 1911 census, they were living on Back Road with Stanley William, their one year old son. John enlisted in November 1914 and his second son, Jack Reggie was born in January 1915.
John served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Following training, he arrived in France on Tuesday 18th May 1915. By the following week, 30 year old John was killed in action in Ypres. Like so many, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium. (On the Hintlesham memorial the listing is John W Squirrell)

Pte Henry Thomas Tricker 15236 2nd Bn Suffolk

Killed in action 20 March 1915 aged 19

Henry was the son of Samuel and Ellen Tricker, of "California," Hintlesham, Ipswich.  Born in  Raydon, he was also known in the army as Harry.

He enlisted on 24th August 1914, was killed in action, believed to have shot by a sniper, and is buried at Suffolk Cemetery, Vierstraat in Belgium.  (The cemetery was created in 1915 by the Suffolk Regt. 18 out of 47 burials are from the Suffolks. Henry's grave reference is B7.    A wooden poppy cross in memory of Henry was placed on the Hintlesham War Memorial in 1915.

Henry Tricker cross

Pte James Vince 3717 4th Bn Suffolk

Died from his wounds 8 August 1916 aged 28

One of at least 10 children, James Robert Vince was born in Hintlesham and lived in Duke Street. His parents were Emma and Frederick.​ The family had lived at Lower Farm, Chattisham at the turn of the century (according to the 1901 census) but by 1911 James had left home. Private James Vince died of his wounds and is buried at Plot J12 Dernancourt Communal Cemetery (see photograph) near Albert on the Somme, France.

Gunner James Whiting 687259 Royal Field Artillery

Killed in action 24 August 1917 aged 33

James served in the Royal Field Artillery "C" Bty 276th Bde. Born in Hintlesham, he was the son of James and Mary Whiting of Chapel House, Hintlesham. Before the war he had worked as a gardener at Cornishead Priory - a grand hotel in Cumbria. In 1911 he was back in Suffolk living with his sister at Gusford Hall Cottage in Belstead. James is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 4 to 6 & 162) in Belgium which bears the names of almost 35,000 officers and men whose graves are unknown.

Pte Clarence W Wilkinson 41 16th Bn Australian Infantry

Died from his wounds 5 May 1915 aged 29

Clarence William Anstruther Wilkinson  was born in Hintlesham.  His father, Anthony, was rector of St Nicholas Church in the village and his mother was Harriet.  Clarence emigrated  to Western Australia where he farmed.  When the war broke out he was single,  an Australian national and enlisted  on 10 September  1914 in Helena Valley, Perth. Clarence's army training took him to Freemantle and then on to Melbourne from where he embarked for the war a couple of days before Christmas in 1914.

The 16th Battalion was stationed in Egypt before setting off for the ill-fated Darndanelles campaign.  They  landed on the Turkish peninsula  of Gallipoli  on 25th April 1915. Clarence was part of E company.  After being heavily involved in establishing and defending the front line, Clarence received a puncture wound to the chest. He was evacuated to the H.M.T. "Dongola" (see photograph) where,  on the 5th May 1915, he  died.  He is commemorated on panel 81 in the Commemorative Area of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and at Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.  Clarence was 29  when he died and was buried at sea.HMT-Dongola-l