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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Jean Austin & Jennifer Jones 2005

The War Memorial 1914-1918 War Memorial can be found in Copdock Church; the Roll of Honour was formerly in Washbrook Chapel (currently being restored in 2005). The 1939-1945 Memorial stone can be found in Copdock Churchyard. There is a memorial book, compiled in 2003 by Jennifer Jones, in the Parish Church, containing photographs of the graves or memorials of most of the men of the North Samford Benefice (Belstead, Bentley, Burstall, Copdock & Washbrook, Sproughton and Tattingstone) who died in the First World War.

Photographs Copyright © Jean Austin & Jennifer Jones - 2005

In memory of
The men from the
Parishes of
Copdock & Washbrook
Who lost their lives
In the Great War



Lieutenant 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 20 September 1914, France. Born 1886, son of Arthur and Katherine Bernard of The Lodge, Copdock. Buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension and commemorated on the Copdock and Washbrook war memorial.


P8492 L/Cpl No 1 Troop Military Mounted Police. Died 21 February 1919, Germany. Born 1895 Copdock, son of William and Alice Bishop. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany


Private 3604 ‘B’ Company 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916 France/Flanders. Born 1899 South Lambeth, Surrey, son of Mrs H R Chandler (of Stratford St Mary, Suffolk). Enlisted Ipswich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France and on the Copdock and Washbrook war memorial.


Guardsman 29073, 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 27 June 1917. Aged 30. Son of William Harvey, of Copdock; husband of E. J. Steward (formerly Harvey), of The Grange, Washbrook, Ipswich. Buried North East of church in St Peter Churchyard, Copdock, Suffolk.


Jack W
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Walter William
L/Cpl 2476 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916 France/Flanders. Born 1887 Capel St Mary, son of James and Sarah Pinner. Enlisted Ipswich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial and on the Copdock and Washbrook war memorial.


Private 12029 5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 23 December 1917 Palestine. Born 1884 Ipswich, son of George and Sophie Rout. Buried in the Gaza war cemetery, Gaza, Israel and commemorated on the Copdock and Washbrook war memorial.


Corporal 203658 1st/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 5 October 1918 France. Born 1891 Belstead, son of William and Eliza Rumsey. Buried in Beaurevoir Communal Cemetery Military Extension and commemorated on the Copdock and Washbrook war memorial.


Private 27853 5th Bn Northamptonshire Regt. Killed in action 10 May 1917, France/Flanders. Born 1896 Copdock son of Frederick and Rachel Stebbings. EADT 30 May 1917 - Deaths Whilst on Service: killed in action 10 May in France, J F (Jack) eldest and dearly beloved son of Mr and Mrs Stebbings of Washbrook, in his 20th year. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France and Copdock and Washbrook war memorial.

A Washbrook born man who is not commemorated on the Copdock & Washbrook memorial


Walter Mark
L/Corporal 34504 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917 France/Flanders. Born 1879 Washbrook, son of David and Mary Ann Clarke (who were living at ‘Daking Cottage’ Washbrook in 1881 and at Pond Hall, Bentley in 1891); husband of Mrs E Clarke of Sudbury. Enlisted Sudbury. EADT 28 April 1917 - Deaths Whilst on Service: L/Cpl Walter M Clarke 7th son of Mr and Mrs Clarke of Chestnut Farm, Barham, in his 30th year. Buried in the Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines France and commemorated on the Sudbury war memorial.

Copdock and Washbrook War Memorial
1939-1945 In memory of those who fell
In the Second World War


Horace Charles
Sapper 14352726 23 Field Coy Royal Engineers Died 11 April 1944 age 33. Son of Alfred and Emily Allen; husband of Winnifred L. E. Allen, of Washbrook, Suffolk. Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. B. 11. Cemetery: BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO


William E
Gunner 1092916 149 Anti-Tank Regt Royal Artillery. Died 1 December 1941. Grave/Memorial Reference: 12. E. 5. Cemetery: KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA Libya


Katherine (Parkhill)
Private W/31486 Auxiliary Territorial Service. Died 28 October 1941 age 21. Daughter of Stephen James Carr and Marion Carr, of Bures St. Mary. Grave/Memorial Reference: Div. B. Grave 14. Cemetery: BURES CEMETERY


Ernest C (Charles)
L/Cpl 2623920 5th Bn Grenadier Guards. Died 25 June 1944 age 19. Son of William John and Bessie Daldry, of Copdock, Suffolk. Grave/Memorial Reference: III, C, 1. Cemetery: BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY Italy


Raymond M (Valentine Montigue)
Sergeant (Air Gnr.) 962812 35 Sqn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Died 15 February 1944 age 24. Son of Montigue and Edith Daniels, of Ipswich, Suffolk; husband of Stella Daniels, of Ipswich, Suffolk. Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 2, Grave 13. Cemetery: DIEPENVEEN GENERAL CEMETERY Netherlands


John G (George)
Private 5832625 Suffolk Regt. Died 30 April 1941 age 27. Son of Samuel George and Anne Grimley; husband of Ivy Doris Grimley, of Washbrook. Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Div. 31. Grave 40. Cemetery: IPSWICH CEMETERY


Frederick (Phillip Frederick)
Private 5836134 1st Bn Cambridgeshire Regt. Died 15 February 1942 age 21. Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 4. Cemetery: SINGAPORE CIVIL HOSPITAL GRAVE MEMORIAL


Donald E J (Edward John)
Gunner 920017 67 Medium Regt Royal Artillery Died 14 November 1942 age 23. Son of Frederick and Nellie Read, of Washbrook, Suffolk; husband of Elsie M. Read (nee Scrivener), of Washbrook. Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 37. Cemetery: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL.


Walter W (William)
Gunner 920018, 67 Medium Regt Royal Artillery. Died 14 November 1942 age 27. Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 37, ALAMEIN MEMORIAL. His brother in law Donald Read (see above) joined the same unit on the same day and they were killed on attack at El Alamein.


Walter (Ephraim)
Warrant Officer 3rd Class (P.S.M.) 5823511 1st Bn Suffolk Regiment Unit Died 24 May 1940 age: 33. Son of Walter Edward and Annie Elizabeth Wyartt of Burstall, Suffolk ; husband of Violet Amelia Wyartt, of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 45. Cemetery: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL

We will remember them

Battle of Atbara, Sudan 1898


Paul Alexander
Brass memorial plaque in Copdock Church: To the glory of God and in loving memory of Paul Alexander Gore, 2nd Lt Seaforth Highlanders, only son of Lt Col St George C. Gore RE, who fell while gallently leading his men in the victyorious assault of the enemy’s trenches at the Battle of Atbara, Sudan, Good Friday 1898, age 20. “In singleness of heart, fearing God” Born in Mussdora, India, in 1881 living, with his parents, with his grandparents in Feniton, Devon. His grandfather was a clergyman, born in Ireland.

Boer War, South Africa 1900


George Robarts
Brass memorial plaque in Copdock Church: In affectionate remembrance of George Robarts Hewitt age 28 years of the Cape Mounted Riflemen son of H W Hewitt of this Parish killed in action at Labuschange’s Mek, South Africa on March 5th 1900. Private 3249, Cape Monuted Rifles.

Last updated 11 July, 2016

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