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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2019

The Barnby war memorial is to be found about 80 metres to the south-west of Barnby Nursery Centre, Swan Lane, Barnby, Suffolk. It takes the form of a Maltese cross with inscribed shaft and plinth on a two stepped base. World War 1 names (10) are inscribed on the plinth, World War 2 names (2) are on a separate plaque at the base of the steps.

Photographs Copyright © Helen Steed - 2012

GREAT WAR 1914-1918

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BAXTER George Rufus
Deck Hand 15977DA, H.M.S." Halcyon," Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease 18 November 1918. Born 11 September 1892 in Barnby, Suffolk. Son of George Baxter, of 11, Mill Road, Barnby, Suffolk; brother of Mrs. G. Berry, of 9, Holton Terrace, Halesworth, Suffolk. Buried near North West corner of chuch in NORTH COVE (ST. BOTOLPH) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
BAXTER Gordon Wilberforce
Engineman 4759/TS, H.M.S. "Halcyon II," Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease 18 February 1919. Aged 25. Born 9 April 1893 in Barnby, Suffolk. Son of Marth Baxter, of Nunns Nest, Barnby, Beccles, Suffolk. Buried near East boundary in BARNBY (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
BAXTER Stanley Walter
Private 76761, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).. Killed in action 11 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Barnby, resident Beccles. Son of Mrs. M. Baxter, of Barnby, Beccles. A Porter on the Great Eastern Railway at Barnby Siding, Carlton Colville, with GER 2 years, enlisted 107th Training Reserve June 1917. Buried in ST. AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 20. See also Liverpool Street Station, London
BRIGHTON Charles Wilfred
Stoker 2731S, H.M.S. "Hindustan," Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 3 February 1916. Aged 20. Born 17 April 1895 in Spoxhall, Suffolk. Son of Samuel and Martha Brighton, of Rose Cottage, Barnby, Beccles, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 19.
BUNN, MM Clifford Charles
Corporal 43168, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Missing presumed killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 21. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) [London Gazette 18 July 1917]. Born 1895 in Barnby, Beccles, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, Suffolk. Son of Thomas George and Ellen Bunn, of Elm Tree Rd., Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk; also listed as Syringa Cottage, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, weight 143lbs, chest 35½ inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, brow hair, religious denomination Cghurch of England. Attested 12 September 1914 aged 19 years, posted 2nd Suffolks 25 September 1914 at Felixstowe, posted 9th Suffolks 4 October 1915, appointed Acting Corporal 6 May 1917, transferred to 9th Norfolks 16 February 1918. In France 26 Janauary 1915 to 24 April 1915, then 4 October 1915 until his death. Previously wounded in action with gun shot wounds to jaw, admitted to casulaty Clearing Station 19 April 1915, then transferred to Hospital Ship St. Patrick 25 April 1915, finally admitted to hospital at Bailleul 19 April 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
JERMANY Richard Sidney
Second Hand 2311/SA, H.M. Drifter "Pelagia," Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 28 November 1916. Born 1 July 1889 in Wicklewood, Norfolk. Husband of Mrs M.A. Bailey (remarried), of 16 Sycamore Avenue, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried near roadside boundary in WORLINGHAM (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
LEE Godfrey Gurney
Stoker 2326/S, H.M.S. "Wildfire," Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease 17 November 1918. Aged 27. Born 26 August 1891 in North Cove, Suffolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Gurney Lee, of 6, The Green, Barnby. Buried near South West corner in BARNBY (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
Private 14647, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Aged 30. Born and resident Barnby, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilson, of St. George's Hut, Beccles Rd., Carlton Colville, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
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BAXTER Christopher Maurice
Trimmer, Fishing Vessel New Haven (Lowestoft), Fishing Fleet. Died 15 January 1940. Aged 27. Son of Evelyn Rendlesham Baxter, of Barnby, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 127.
LEE, MiD Harry
Skipper Lieutenant, H.M. Motor Minesweeper 1012, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 30 December 1945. Aged 39. Son of Dick Alfred and Laura Jane Lee, of Barnby; husband of Lily Lee, of Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in BARNBY (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.

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