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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…

Stradbroke Roll of Honour

Stradbroke Roll of Honour.
(held at the Suffolk Records Office)

A Child's Memory of the War - Martin Wake 1935 - 2016

'A Child's Memory of the War' by Martin Wake. A personal account of WW2 in IPSWICH written for his grandson.

USAAF at Horham with Ruth Chambers nee Johnson. David and Alan Johnson during WW2

USAAF at Horham with Ruth Chambers nee Johnson. David and Alan Johnson during WW2

Royal Observer Corps

Royal Observer Corps

Memories of an Evacuee Display Poster

Memories of an Evacuee Display Poster - Alan Purdie

WW2 at home Display Poster

WW2 at home - The Secret Army, News of Prisoners of war, The Observer Corps

Video of Remembrance Day Service in Stradbroke

A video of the Last Post being played at the Stradbroke Remembrance Day Service, 2007

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.

A card recording a stained glass window in The Church of Saint Gertrude, Landen, Belgium dedicated to the Irish Guards who lost their lives in WW2

A card recording a stained glass window in The Church of Saint Gertrude, Landen, Belgium dedicated to the Irish Guards who lost their lives in WW2

Lance Corporal Donald Burchan Moore 1923 - 1944

Lance Corporal Donald Burchan Moore 1923 - 1944

Donald Burchan Moore 1923 - 1944

Lance Corporal Donald Burchan Moore who died serving his country 7th August 1944

The War Memorial

The War Memorial. Erected in 1922 after the Great War of 1914 - 1918 - WW1

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*

Class of Children outside Invicta Lodge

Class of Children outside Invicta Lodge 1940. Village children and wartime evacuees carry on life as usual during WW2

Wartime children dancing outside Invicta Lodge 1940

Wartime children dancing outside Invicta Lodge. Evacuees join in life in Stradbroke at a difficult time for them away from home.

In Memory of Kenneth George Cowling - WW2

In Memory of Kenneth George Cowling, Private who died on Tuesday 20th October 1943 aged 23. George Cowling was the son of George and Ethel Cowling.
*Remembered with Honour.*

In Memory of Roland Walter Lines - WW2

In Memory of Roland Walter Lines Guardsman in the Grenadier Guards who died 19th May 1940 aged 20 years. Roland Lines was the son of Edgar and Ruby Lines.
*Remembered with Honour*

In Memory of George L Chambers - WW2

In Memory of George L Chambers - Serjeant in the 4th Btn. of Suffolk Regiment who died on Friday 20th August 1943 at the age of 27. George Chambers was the son of Albert and Ivy Mary Chambers and husband to Bertha Chambers.
*Remembered with Honour.*

In Memory of Arthur John NORMAN - WW2

In Memory of Arthur John NORMAN Private 5834404 of the 5th battalion Suffolk Regt, died on 24th October 1943 at the age of 32.
Arthur was the eldest son of Arthur and Kate Norman who lived at Mayhews Corner at the time of his birth.
*Remembered with Honour.*

page from the village Cell Book in which captured German Airmen are recorded dd 1942

Four German airmen were captured and held prisoners at Stradbroke police station 1942 - WW2. The cell book records that time. The cell book which opened in 1886 was found in a Stradbroke loft many years after the war.

War Weapons Week Programme "1st May 1941 - 25th May 1941

War Weapons Week Programme "1st May 1941 - 25th May 1941

Card home to Evacuees family in Wales

Card home to Evacuees family in Wales - probable staying at the old Rectory which no longer stands at Sycamore Corner.

Evacuees Welcomed at the Rectory WW2

Evacuees Welcomed at the Rectory, WW2

Evacuees at The Vicarage, WW2

Evacuees at The Vicarage, WW2