Haverhill Roll of Honour IntroductionHaverhill Roll of Honour – Can You Help?
The war memorial, erected by inhabitants of the town through public subscription, was unveiled at an “impressive ceremony” on Sunday 21st November 1920 with “nearly 5000 people present at the Cemetery”.
To mark the 90th anniversary of the unveiling, the Haverhill Group of Suffolk Family History Society plan to compile a Roll of Honour, in memory of all the young men of the town who sacrificed their lives in the Great War.“greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”
We would like to find out as much as possible about their brief lives both before and after they joined up: including family, where they lived & worked, their pastimes, as well as service history.If you’ve any family stories, photographs or artefacts of those named you’d be willing to share, or if you’d like to help with the project, please contact Jeanette Key who is the project co-ordinator.
It is hoped the information gathered will be used to mount a display at a public exhibition being organised jointly with the Haverhill & District Local History Group in October 2010. All proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion.
Other local groups and organisations are warmly invited to take part, creating their own displays around a broad theme of Remembrance.
The Local History Group is compiling a book of letters written to Haverhill addresses by servicemen during the 1914-1918 conflict.
The following are the names of the 144 men, as inscribed, to whose memory the cross was erected. (those in Italics were added after the unveiling): -
Percy AGER, Herbert ALDERTON, Percy AMEY, Ernest ANDREWS,
Reginald ANDREWS, Frank ARBER, William ASPLANT, Abner BACKLER,
Albert BACKLER, Frank BACKLER, Harry BACKLER, Conrad BACON,
Jackson BACON, John BACON William BARBER, Arthur BEAVIS,
Frederick BEAVIS, Cecil BETTS, Horace BETTS, Percy BOYDEN,
William BRAY, Arthur BROWN, Clifford BROWN, Frank BROWN,
Harvey BROWN, Hubert BROWN, Jack BURGON, Regie BURTON,
Arthur CHALLIS, Victor CHAPMAN, Fred CLARKE, Albert G. CLAYDON,
John CLAYDON, Stanley CLAYDON, William CLAYDON,
William Charles CLAYDON, Philip COLLAR, Leslie CUMMINS,
Frederick DURRANT, Octavius ELLES, Reggie EVANS, Arthur FARRANT,
Arthur FARRANT, Dick FARRANT, Frank FARRANT, Frederick FARRANT,
Harry FARRANT, Major FARRANT, Stanley FARRANT, Bertie FIFIELD,
Fred FORD, Harry FORD, Thomas FORD, Daniel FREEMAN, Samuel GILDER,
Sydney GILDER, Eric GOODMAN, William Frank GREEN, Frank HALLS,
William HAWKES, Bernard HEAD, Albert HECKFORD, Ralph HINDE,
Ernest HUMPHREY, William HUMPHREY, James Thomas IRON D.S.M,
S. (Bob) IRON, John JARRALD, Albert JENNINGS, Arthur JOBSON,
Fred JOBSON, John JOBSON, Stanley JOBSON, Ivor JONES, Merfyn JONES,
Charles KIDDY, Ted KIDDY, William KIMMENCE, Harry KING,
Clifford LAZELL, Elias LLOYD, Albert LOVEDAY, Albert MALYON,
Percy MARSH, James MAYES, Peter MEAD, Robert MIDSON, Pem MILLS,
Reginald MORLEY, E. NUNN, George NUNN, Harry NUNN, Harry ORBELL,
Arthur PARKER, Henry PARMENTER, Alfred PAYNE, Charlie PAYNE,
Fred PAYNE, Reginald PECK, Percy PERRY, Harold POTTER,
Charlie PURKIS, Verner RADFORD, Clement RASH, Thomas RICHARDSON,
Harry RISING, Frederick G. ROBSON, William B. SARGEANT, Ernest SCOTT,
Albert SHIPP, Albert SHIPP, Ernest George SHIPP, Harry SHIPP, Walter SHIPP,
William SHIPP, Frederick SIGGS, Clifford SIZER, Ernest SIZER, John SMITH,
John SUCKLING, Ernest THAKE, Alfred THEOBALD, Herbert TUFFIN,
Alexander G. TURNER, Frederick E. TURNER, Harry TURNER, Wat TYLER,
Francis VINCENT, Alfred James WEBB, Cecil WEBB, Frederick WEBB,
Frederick R. WEBB, Jack WEBB, Stephen WEBB, Thomas William WEBB,
Tom WEBB, Percy WHIFFING, Philip WHIFFING, D. Spencer WHITING,
Ernest WHYBROW, Albert WILLIS, Arthur WILLIS, Sidney WORDLEY,
If you have any objections to details of an individual being printed in the book or Roll of Honour, or wish to know which letters will be included, please contact us