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Roll of Honour, 1914-1918

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World War Two


Roll of Honour

1939 - 1945


A list of all the men from Sudbury who lost their lives during the Second World War.
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Compiled by Shirley A. Smith. © Sudbury and District Royal British Legion, October 2007.

Hubert Abdell BayfieldGunner Hubert Abdell Bayfield, Royal Artillery

891751 58 Medium Regiment Royal Artillery

Hubert Bayfield lived in Sudbury in Priory Walk. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Bayfield. His parents had a ladies wear shop in King Street, where Winch and Blatch Ladies fashions are today.

Hubert was in the Territorial Army before the war. The Drill Hall was based in Gainsborough Street, and members came fro ... more

Albert Charles BearLance Corporal Albert Charles Bear, Suffolk Regiment

5828492 5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment

Albert Bear was born around 1921 and was the younger son of Walter Henry and Jane Bear. The family lived in Melford Road. On leaving school Albert was a reporter for a time with the Suffolk and Essex Free Press and was very keen on junior football. He was then employed at Vanner and Fennells Silk Mills as a clerk. During the war Vanne ... more

Frank Walter BearGunner Frank Walter Bear, Royal Artillery

1781889 197 Battery, 61 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery

Frank Bear was born 16th June 1905. He was one of nine children of Alfred and Florence Bear (née Ward). Frank was married to Olive Maud East on Christmas Day 1928. They had 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy and lived at 8 New Street, Sudbury. Before the war Frank was employed as a van driver for Mr. Wash of N ... more

Philip Ronald CahillPrivate Philip Ronald Cahill, Suffolk Regiment

5828494 5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment
Attached HQ Company

Philip Cahill, known as Ronald was born around 1918, the son of Mrs. E. Cahill, who later remarried to become Mrs. Boutell. The family lived at 3 Cross Street, Sudbury. Before the war Ronald was employed at Clover’s mill in Sudbury and was a member of the Territorial Army. His brother Leslie served durin ... more

George Harry CecilPrivate George Harry Cecil, Suffolk Regiment

5828305 5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment
Attached A Company

George Cecil was born around 1921, the youngest of 5 sons of Thomas Henry and Mary Amelia Louisa Cecil. The family lived at Ballingdon Grove Cottage, Middleton Road, Sudbury. Before the outbreak of war George was a member of the Territorial Army and he was employed as a machinist at Rippers of Hedingham. All hi ... more

Thomas Edward CodlingPrivate Thomas Edward Codling, Cambridgeshire Regiment

5832534 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment

Thomas Codling, known as Tom was born around 1914, one of twins. His parents lived in St. Catherine’s Road, Long Melford. Tom was married and he, his wife and their young daughter lived at 61 East Street, Sudbury.

The Cambridgeshires were the last regiment to cease fighting defending Singapore. The Japanese a ... more

Arnold Keith Michael DeanFlying Officer Arnold Keith Michael Dean, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

152754 161 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Arnold Dean, known as Keith was born on 22nd September 1923, the son of Ernest F. and Helen Agnes (nèe Arnold) Dean. His father was a Chartered Accountant. Keith attended Sudbury Grammar School from September 1934 – July 1940 and belonged to the Air Training Corps. His first employment on leaving school was ... more

Paul WIlliam DeathPrivate Paul WIlliam Death, Essex Regiment

6020179 1/4th Battalion Essex Regiment

Paul Death was born around 1918, the fourth son of Charles and Eva Death. The family lived at 65 Friars Street, Sudbury. Paul enlisted at the age of 22, his four brothers also served; two in the army in the Middle East, one in the R.A.F. and one in the Royal Navy. His father Charles was a Special Constable and a Senior Warden with the ... more

Harry Charles EverittAssistant Commandant Harry Charles Everitt, First Aid party

Assistant Commandant First Aid Party

Harry Everitt was born around 1922. He was the son of Sidney Charles and Kathleen Maggie Everitt. The family lived at 21 Station Road, Sudbury. Harry had his call up for military service deferred because his employment as an engineer’s fitter at Bruntons was classed as essential war work. He was among many Sudbury men and women wh ... more

Leslie Sidney EverittPrivate Leslie Sidney Everitt, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

6031285 4th Battalion Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Leslie Everitt was born in 1920, the middle son of Albert Henry and Esther Elizabeth Everitt. His father was a grocer with a shop at No. 77 North Street and his mother had the sweet shop next door. Along with his two brothers Charles Albert and Ashley George the family lived ‘over the shop’ at No. ... more

John Bernard FlowerdewSquadron Leader John Bernard Flowerdew, Royal Air Force

37542 102 Squadron Royal Air Force

John Flowerdew served with No.102 (Bomber) Squadron, which in 1943 was based at RAF Pocklington in Yorkshire. The squadron motto was ‘Tenate et Perficite’ – ‘Attempt and Achieve’. It was equipped with Halifax Mk2 bombers and took part in operations over Europe including the Ruhr, Hamburg and Berlin.


Reginald Charles FrenchAble Seaman Reginald Charles French, Royal Navy

C/JX 151660 HMS Veteran, Royal Navy

Reginald French was born around 1920. He was the second son of Charles William and Ethel Annie French. The family lived at 5 Middleton Road, Ballingdon, Sudbury. Reginald joined the Royal Navy at the age of 16 and trained at HMS Ganges at Shotley, Suffolk and later served onboard HMS Veteran.

HMS Veteran was a ‘Modified ... more

Charles Alfred GoldingCorporal Charles Alfred Golding, Royal Air Force

Charles Golding was born around 1909, the son of Alfred and Amelia Golding. He had 4 brothers and a sister and the family lived in Sudbury and later moved to Long Melford. Before the war Charles saw service with the Royal Air Force in India. After leaving he remained a reservist. Charles was married to Joyce Muriel and they lived in Plough Lane, Sudbury. He was employed at Arlington ... more

Frederick Richard GriggsSapper Frederick Richard Griggs, Royal Engineers

2116686 11 Field Company Royal Engineers

Frederick Griggs was born around 1920, the son of Fred and Grace Griggs. He, his brother and sisters lived with their parents at 1 Orchard Place, Sudbury.

Frederick served with the Royal Engineers whose motto is ‘Ubique’ – ‘Everywhere’. The Royal Engineers Regiment covers an extensive range of ... more

Albert HeardPetty Officer Albert Heard, Royal Navy

C/JX 159696 HMS Bullen, Royal Navy

Albert Heard was born around 1922, the son of Bert and Florence Heard. The family lived in Assington before moving to Sudbury where the family of 3 boys and 3 girls lived at 60 Ballingdon Street, Sudbury. His father was employed as ‘a roadman’. Albert was known by his family nickname of ‘Douggie’ and he attended St ... more

Charles HeardSapper Charles Heard, Royal Engineers

14509854 91 Field Company Royal Engineers

Charles Heard was born in Sudbury around 1924, the only son of James Henry (known as Harry) and Marie Louise Cornella Heard (née Foequensey). His mother was Belgian and came from Poperhinge near Yprés. His parents married in Belgium before returning to Sudbury. His father served with 3rd Battalion Suffolk Regiment dur ... more

George HendersonOrdinary Seaman George Henderson, Royal Navy

C/JX 245694 HMS Phoebe, Royal Navy

George Henderson was born around 1925 and it is believed came from a large family. He was a ‘Barnardo’s Boy’ and was fostered by Mrs. Horsley of 49 Newmans Road, Sudbury.

George served onboard HMS Phoebe, a Dido class cruiser built by Fairfield shipbuilders on Clydebank, Glasgow and launched in 1939. In April ... more

William George HurstCorporal William George Hurst, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

6022816 6th Battalion Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment

William Hurst known as Billy was born on 20th January 1920 at the family home, in Mill Lane, Sudbury. He was the son of George William and Rose Hurst and had 2 sisters Florence and Lucille. His father was employed on the railway. Billy attended Mill Lane Council School. He was a good friend of Jimmy Pilgrim, ... more

Cyril James JohnsonBombardier Cyril James Johnson, Royal Artillery

770453 58 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery

Cyril Johnson, known as Jim as he disliked the name Cyril was born in Sudbury in May 1913. He was the son of Alfred James and Ethel Johnson. His father was employed as a sheet metal worker. Jim was one of 12 children and the family lived in Gregory Street. Jim’s father was injured in the First World War and should have had ... more

William Gray Lillie DFMSergeant William Gray Lillie DFM, Royal Air Force

538981 204 Squadron Royal Air Force

William Lillie, known as Bill was born in Sudbury in January 1919, the second son of Charles Henry and Ethel May Lillie. The family lived at one time at The Railway Bell public house in Station Road, later moving to 28 Girling Street. His father was a painter and decorator. Bill had 3 brothers, 3 sisters and a stepbrother. He attended No ... more

Joseph John MooreAble Seaman Joseph John Moore, Royal Navy

C/J 110244 HMS Chakdina, Royal Navy

Joseph Moore was born in Darsham, Suffolk in 1909; he was the middle son of Robert John and Bessie Moore. The family moved to Sudbury when he was a small boy and he attended North Street School. Joseph had 2 brothers and 3 sisters and the family lived at 1 Gardenside, Croft Road, Sudbury. His father was employed on the railway.

Robert James MooreLance Corporal Robert James Moore, Suffolk Regiment

6020492 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment

Robert Moore known as Jimmy was born around 1917. He was the youngest son of Robert John and Bessie Moore. The family lived at one time in Darsham, later moving to Sudbury. Jimmy had 2 brothers and 3 sisters and the family lived at 1 Gardenside, Croft Road, Sudbury. His father was employed on the railway.

Jimmy married M ... more

Sidney Claude MumfordPrivate Sidney Claude Mumford, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

5822243 5th Battalion Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Sidney Mumford was born 11th April 1904 at 81 Melford Road, Sudbury. He was the son of William and Ellen (nèe Sparrow) Mumford. His father was employed as a cocoa mat weaver. Sidney was married to Evelyn (Eva) Lydia. The family were living in 1935 at 81 Queens Road, Sudbury, they later moved to 4 Orchard ... more

William John NunnPrivate William John Nunn, Suffolk Regiment

5828307 5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment
Attached ‘B’ Company

William Nunn, known as Billy was born in 1921. He was the eldest son of William Charles and Ella May Nunn. His father Billy senior was an antique dealer and was well known in the Sudbury area. Billy had 4 brothers and 3 sisters and the family lived at 3 Church Street, Sudbury where the family busine ... more

Alexander George PearceLeading Seaman Alexander George Pearce, Royal Navy

C/JX 352080  HMS Goodall, Royal Navy

Alexander Pearce, known as Alex was born in Barking on 8th August 1923.  He was the youngest of 7 children of Edward and Elizabeth Jennie (nèe Reid) Pearce.  His father came from Norfolk and his mother from Bethnal Green.  The family lived at 15 Denham Way, Barking before moving to Park Lodge, Newton Road, Sudbur ... more

James PilgrimPrivate James Pilgrim, Suffolk Regiment

6019037 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment

James Pilgrim, known as Jimmy was born in January 1918. The son of Mrs. Maud Pilgrim and the family lived at 34 Mill Lane, Sudbury. He was a good friend of Billy Hurst, who lost his life serving with the army in Italy; they worked together at Bakers Mill, Great Cornard.

The 4th and 5th Battalions Suffolk Regiment landed in S ... more

Kenneth John RidgewellSergeant Kenneth John Ridgewell, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

755991 84 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Kenneth Ridgewell was born on 25th October 1920 in Sudbury. He was the son of Frederick Charles and Ada Lily Ridgewell, who had moved to Sudbury from Halstead after the First World War. His father was a foreman baker at the Sudbury branch of the Halstead Co-operative Society. Kenneth had a younger sister Audrey and the ... more

Findon Douglas Newton RowSergeant Findon Douglas Newton Row, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

1184110 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Findon Row (F D W Row on War Memorial) was born around 1915. He was the son of Herbert Newton Edward and Margaret Dora Row. The family lived at 4 York Road, Sudbury.

Findon served with No.12 (Bomber) Squadron, whose motto was ‘Leads the Field’. In 1942 the squadron was based at RAF Binbrook in Li ... more

Robert Thomas Joe SargeantPrivate Robert Thomas Joe Sargeant, Suffolk Regiment

5828659 5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment
Attached ‘HQ’ Company

Robert Sargeant, known as Joe was born around 1916, the youngest son of Joseph and Ellen Sargeant. He had 2 brothers and 3 sisters and the family lived at 16 Curds Lane (now Weavers Lane), Sudbury. He attended North Street and Mill Lane Schools.

Joe was a Territorial soldier before t ... more

Ernest Walter SmithPrivate Ernest Walter Smith, Royal Army Service Corps

S/94010 Royal Army Service Corps

Ernest Smith (Ernest William on CWGC) was born in Sudbury around 1915, the son of Walter and Annie Smith. The family of 4 boys and 1 girl lived at 42 Upper East Street. His father was a regular soldier serving in the Suffolk Regiment as an officer’s batman and spent very little time at home. Ernest is remembered as being a very mild m ... more

Donald Herbert TheobaldLance Corporal Donald Herbert Theobald, Military Police

796474 HQL of ‘C’ Corps of Military Police

Donald Theobald known as Don was born in 1913. He was the only son of Herbert and Lily Theobald. He and his 4 sisters lived with their parents at 21 Humphry Road, Sudbury. His sister Ella enlisted in 1941 and served as a Lance Corporal in the Auxiliary Territorial Service working in an Ordnance Depot preparing equi ... more

Edward Frederick WordleySapper Edward Frederick Wordley, Royal Engineers

1883617 7 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers

Edward Wordley was born 7th June 1916 and was the youngest child of Henry Charles and Kate Wordley (née Green). He was born on Derby Day and was known in the family by his nickname of ‘Derby’. He had 2 brothers, Henry and Robert and a sister Agnes and the family lived at 5 Cross Street, Sudbury.

His fat ... more

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