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Drummer boy, Roland Walter Lines aged 15.

Roland Walter Lines Guardsman aged 15 as a Drummer boy. He died 19th May 1940 aged 20 years whilst serving in the Grenadier Guards. Roland was the son of Edgar and Ruby Lines. Edgar was a surveyor and the family lived in White House Queen Street.

Roland Walter LINES

Guardsman Roland Walter LINES.
Roland was the son of Edgar and Ruby Lines (nee Lord)
He enlisted with the 3rd battalion of the Grenadier Guards - Service Number 2614096.
Roland died on the 19th May 1940 at the age of 20years. He is buried at TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION - grave reference :VI. B. 13.

Guardsman Roland Walter…

Four crosses taken by Stradbroke High School students to France in memory of the Stradbroke soldiers who died there 100 years ago.

Four crosses taken by Stradbroke High School students to France in memory of the Stradbroke soldiers who died there 100 years ago.

'UNCLE ARTHUR & THE SOMME' - an account from Joseph Mason about Arthur Rutter who was killed in action in 1917 and is *remembered with honour* on the village war memorial.

'UNCLE ARTHUR & THE SOMME' - an account from Joseph Mason about Arthur Rutter who was killed in action in 1917 and is *remembered with honour* on the village war memorial.

Arthur Rutter

Arthur Rutter - the youngest of William Rutter's children. Arthur was killed in action during WW1.

In Memory of Pte. James D Grigg

In memory of Pte James D Grigg who died in Afghanistan on 16th March 2010 at the age of 21.

In Memory of Private James Grigg who died on 16th March 2010 in Afghanistan.

In Memory of Private James Grigg who died on 16th March 2010 in Afghanistan.

*Remembered with Honour*

James was the son of Michael and Pat Griggs and brother to Victoria.

"James was killed, while serving as part of the Household Cavalry Regiment Battle Group, as a result of an explosion which occurred in an area approximately 20km north…

De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919 - Albert Arthur Copping

De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919 - Albert Arthur Copping

In Memory of Drummer Albert Arthur Copping - WW1

In Memory of Drummer Albert Arthur Copping. Drummer Albert Copping was in the 2nd Btn.Grenadier Guards and was killed in action on 14th-16th September 1914 at the age of 20. Drummer Albert Copping is a soldier known to God.
*Remebered with Honour*

Drummer Albert Copping as a boy soldier in The Grenadier Guards

Drummer Albert Copping in The Grenadier Gurards.
The 1901 census shows that Albert was the second youngest of the children of Albert Snr. and Annie Copping. In 1904 Alberts father died and by the time of the 1911 census return all of the family had scattered. Albert enlisted and is shown to be a boy soldier.
Albert's war only lasted one month…

Charles E Clarke in uniform - WW1

Gunner Charles Ephraim Clarke in Army uniform. Charles died during WW1 on 4th June 1917. Charles was the son of Edgar and Caroline Clarke and the second to last of 9 surviving children. The 1911 census return also shows that there were 3 siblings that did not survive at that time. Home was Chapel Cottages, Charles was shown to be living in Doctors…

William James Chambers (Jim) in Army uniform.

William James Chambers (Jim) in Army uniform. Jim died on 23rd June 1944 fighting for his country aged 20 years. Jim was the son of Ethel Chambers Nunn.

Killed in Action letter sent to James Nunn mother

Letter sent to the mother of James Edwin Nunn by Captain B Pearce of Royal Field Artillery to ltell her of her son's death.

In Memory of William James Chambers - WW2

In memory of William James Chambers who died on 23rd June 1944 at the age of 20yrs . James (as he was known) was the son of Ethel Chambers Nunn.
*Remembered with Honour*

In Memory of Private Arthur Norman - WW1

In Memory of Private Arthur Norman of the 2nd Btn. Norfolk Regiment who died on 2nd May 1916.
*Remembered with Honour*

Arthur Norman was born in Stradbroke 1882 to Robert and Mary Ann Norman. The 1901 census shows that his father was a Farm Labourer. By 1911 Arthur had married Kate Larter and was now a Farm Labourer himself. Later in …

In Memory of Private William Larter - WW1

In Memory of William Larter of the 7th Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment who died on the 8th April 1918. Private Larter was the son of Charles and Matilda Larter.
*Remembered with Honour*

In Memory of Private James Mann - WW1

In memory of Private James Mann in the 9th Btn. Norfolk Regiment died on the 30th October 1918 at the age of 26years. Private Mann was the son of Mr and Mrs John Mann.
*Remembered with Honour*

In Memory of Private Frank Bernard Elvin - WW1

In Memory of Private Frank Bernard Elvin of the 1st/4th Btn. Suffolk Regiment who died on the 11th February 1917.
*Remembered with honour*

Frank Elvin was the son of Ethel and Daniel Elvin. He was born in 1897. The 1901 census return shows the family living in Queens Street with Frank's father being the village Blacksmith. The 1911 census…

In Memory of Private Charles Aldous - WW1

In Memory of Private Charles Aldous of 7th Btn. Suffolk Regiment who died on 9th August 1917 at the age of 24.

*Remembered with honour*

Private Aldous was the son of Charles and Rose Aldous and husband to Eliza nee Mutimer. He was brother to 4 siblings, one of whom pre-deceased him. He grew up in Stradbroke and on the 1911 census return the…

In Memory of Private Augustus Keeble - WW1

In Memory of Private Augustus Keeble of the 8th Btn. Norfolk Regiment who died on 22nd October 1916 at the age of 26.
*Remembered with Honour*

On 5th October 2014 students from Stradbroke High School visited Thiepval and placed a British Legion cross at the memorial in his memory.

Private Keeble was the son of Walter and Susanna Keeble. He…

In memory of Corporal Alfred Charles Webb - WW1

In memory of Corporal Alfred Charles Webb of 1st Btn. Kings Royal Rifles Corps who died on the 17th Februaury 1917 aged 19.
*Remembered with Honour*
Corporal Webb was the son of John Charles Webb and Lilla Charlotte Webb and the brother of Guy and Benjamin. In 1903 Alfred's father died and by the 1911 census return the family are living in…

In Memory of Private Arthur Clarence Rutter - WW1

In memory of Private Arthur Clarence Rutter of 13th Btn. Essex Regiment who died on the 14th March 1917. Private Rutter was the son of Lucy Rutter and the late William Rutter.

Arthur was born in 1890 and registered as Clarence Arthur Rutter. He was the brother to 18 siblings of whom one had pre-deceased him. He was the son of the village baker…

In Memory of Private Eli Holmes - WW1

In Memory of Private Eli Holmes of the 1st Btn, Suffolk Regiment who died on the 25th May 1915.
*Remembered with Honour*
Eli was born in 1891 to Henry and Elizabeth Holmes of New Street, Stradbroke. Eli had 7 siblings - 3 brothers and 4 sisters and a half sister. On the 1911 census return he is shown to be a Farm Labourer in the home of his…

In Memory of Company Serjeant Major Edward Pipe - WW1

In Memory of Company Serjeant Major Edward Pipe of the 2nd Btn. Bedfordshire Regiment who died on 25th September 1915.
*Remembered with Honour*

Edward Pipe was born in 1884 to Richard and Lucy Pipe. His father was a Farm Labourer (1891 census) and they lived on the Laxfield Road. By 1901 Edward was 17 and employed as a 'horseman' at Farm House,…

In Memory of Lance Serjeant Frank Thirkettle - WW1

In Memory of Lance Serjeant Frank Thirkettle of 7th Btn, Norfolk Regiment who died on 10th April 1917 aged 30. Lance Serjeant was the son of Henry and Janet Elizabeth Thirkettle.
*Remembered with Honour*

In Memory of Private Frederick Honeyball - WW1

In Memory of Private Frederick Honeyball of the 1st 8th Worcestershire Regment who died on the 27th August !917.
*Remembered with Honour*

On 5th October 2014 students from Stradbroke High School visited Tyne Cot Memorial and placed a British Legion cross at the memorial in his memory.

In Memory of Lance Corporal Walter Burridge - WW1

In Memory of Lance Corporal Walter Burridge of the 2nd Btn. Suffolk Regt. who died on 16th June 1917.
*Remembered with Honour*

In Memory of William Ernest Nicholas Hugman - WW1

In Memory of Private William Ernest Nicholas Hugman of 6th Btn, East Lancashire Regt.who died on 18April 1917 aged 24.
*Remembered with Honour*

William was born in 1893 to Walter and Emily Hugman in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The 1911 census return shows that he is a Railway Porter and boarding in Wetheringset, Suffolk. In 1914 he marries…

In Memory of Ernest Hawes - WW1

In Memory of Gunner Ernest Hawes of the Royal Artillery Depot Base Draft Depot who died on 14th November 1918 aged 29. Gunner Hawes was the son of Robert William and Susan Hawes and husband to Hilda.
*Remembered with Honour*
The military record of Ernest shows that he was 5ft 8inches tall, with a chest measurement of 37 inches. He lived at…

In Memory of James Edwin Nunn - WW1

In Memory of James Edwin Nunn Corporal in Royal Artillery B Bty. 72nd Bde. who died on 23rd September 1917 at the age of 27. Corporal Nunn was the son of Henry and Hannah Nunn.
*Remembered with Honour*