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Remembrance Sunday

Please see the Service Rota for details

Remembrance Sunday

Wickhambrook War Memorial

Every year we hold Remembrance Sunday services at the churches in the Bansfield Benefice - Venues and Times.

For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

Cowlinge Fallen from the 1st and 2nd World Wars
1914 - 1918
Herbert Bailey G Hill
Arthur Edward Harry Bitten Henry Joseph Hurst
Lawrence Daniel Bitten William Ling
George William Bitten James Henry Littlechild
Walter Charles Bitten Thomas Martin
Harvey Fredrick Brady Ernest William Potter
John Brady Fred Potter
Fred Carter Sampson Samuel Ransome
Francis Stanley Cook Charles Edward Starling
William Charles Ely Percy William Starling
Arthur Gallimore William Herbert Starling
Gharles Gillman Walter Thorogood
John Ginn Arthur George Twiddy
Frank Goodwin Howard Gooch Albert Edward Wiltshire
Nathan Robert Gooch George Charley Woollard

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. St John 15-13"

Denston Fallen from the 1st and 2nd World Wars
1914 - 1918
William Carter Arthur Taylor
William Cooke Walter Taylor
George Moore Frank Twitchett
Douglas Orbell Walter Twitchett
James Orbell Archibald Whiterod
Leonard Rutter  
1939 - 1945
Alfred Wharton  

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. St John 15-13"

Lidgate Fallen from the 1st and 2nd World Wars
1914 - 1918
Samuel Brunning Walter Day
Thomas John Catchpole Edward John Foreman
George Crann Thomas Edward Mould
Godfrey Herbert Crann Alexander Joshua Mould
William Day Herbert Ransome
1939 - 1945
Desmond E, Smith Richard Anthony Dewing

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. St John 15-13"

Ousden Fallen from the 1st and 2nd World Wars
1914 - 1918
George Ashman William Haygreen
Walter Avis Donald Mallett
John Bye William Pask
Walter Bye Thomas Pettitt
George Chapman William Phillips
Roger Chapman William Wells
Walter Coe Leopold Woods
Arthur Copping Fredrick Wright
Ernest Cutts Alan Wright
Clifford Farrow  
1939 - 1945
Alfred Cant  

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. St John 15-13"

Stansfield Fallen from the 1st and 2nd World Wars
1914 - 1918
Harry Brown William John Price
William Holt Cook George Setchell
George Crysell Harry Simper
Herbert Crysell Frank Taylor
1939 - 1945
Ernest Roy Beecham Thomas William Storey

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. St John 15-13"

Stradishall Fallen from the 1st and 2nd World Wars
1914 - 1918
Frank Bowyer George King
Alfred Chapman Peter King
George Chapman William King
Harry Chapman Alfred Osborne
Alfred Cutts Herbert Sharpe
Charles Cutts Arthur Smith
Frank Hempstead Samuel Ewart Thomson
Sydney Hempstead Frank Wilby
Ernest King  

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. St John 15-13"

Wickhambrook Fallen from the 1st and 2nd World Wars
1914 - 1918
William Allcock George King
Joseph Byford Peter King
Jack Chapman Reginald Marrow
Harry A. Cook Stanley Murkin
William Cook Charles Peacock
Ernest Cutts Thomas Pettitt
Arthur Eagle Harry Stiff
Adolphus Edgeley Cyril Walladge
William Haygreen William Wells
William Hurst Charles Wright
1939 - 1945
Claud Allcock John Holden *
Henry Cecil Hugh Macartney
John Haygreen Victor Mortlock

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. St John 15-13"

* Known as Jack (Percy) Holden

Undying Memory & Roll of Honour

The websites http://www.undyingmemory.net/ and http://www.roll-of-honour.com/ list the fallen and monuments of a number of the Bansfield Benefice churches. These can be viewed below. A listing of the available Suffolk Parishes can also be viewed at http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Suffolk/.

Further information about those men and others who gave their lives in war can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at http://www.cwgc.org/. An excellent search facility is available here giving information about those who died in war.

Another forces resource is the Forces Reunited site http://www.forcesreunited.co.uk/.

Historic England also has a page on its site dedicated to war memorials and there is a listing and search on the Imperial War Museums website and the War Memorials Online website.

Fallen from the 1st and 2nd World Wars
Bansfield Undying memory Imperial War Museums Roll of Honour
Cowlinge Undying memory Imperial War Museums Roll of Honour
Denston Undying memory Imperial War Museums Roll of Honour
Lidgate Undying memory Imperial War Museums  
Ousden Undying memory Imperial War Museums  
Stansfield Undying memory Imperial War Museums  
Stradishall Undying memory Imperial War Museums Roll-of-honour
Wickhambrook Undying memory Imperial War Museums  
Last Modified Saturday 22 April 2017