World War 1 & 2 - Roll
of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2003
War Memorial stands on the main road through Clare in the Market Square.
The memorial was unveiled by Colonel Sir T Courtenay Warner, Bart, O.B.,
M.P. There is a further mmeorial plaque within the parish church lists
those men who gave their lives in both World War 1 and 2. Grave photographs
copyright © David Male 2008
43063, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 16th October
1917 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Enlisted Colchester, resident
Clare. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bareham, of Bridewell St., Clare,
Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 98 to 99.
Seaman London Z/5144, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal
Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy
action 13th February 1917. Born 7 June 1893. Son of Nellie Bareham,
of Snow Hill, Clare. Suffolk. A Baker's Vanman. Resident 32 Ridley
Rd., Forest Gate, London E. Enrolled 10 December 1915, entered Naval
Service 15 June 1916, with the draft for BEF 21 November 1916, joined
Hood Battalion 9 December 1916 until his death. In the 1911 census
he is unmarried, the son of Walter and Ellen Bareham, aged 17, a
Farm Labourer, born Hundon, Suffolk, resident with his parents at
Snow Hill, Clare. Suffolk. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL,
Somme, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 23.
515714, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London
Regiment. Died of wounds 20th December 1917 in France & Flanders.
Born Burton-on-Trent, enlisted and resident Paris. Buried in CLARE
CEMETERY, Clare, Suffolk. Grave 586.
Seaman J/20193, H.M. S/M. "G9", Royal Navy. Died 16th
September 1917. Age 21. Son of Annie Bareham, of Callis St., Clare,
Suffolk, and the late George William Bareham. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM
NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 21.
245473, 2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London
Regiment. Killed in action 10th May 1918 [CWGC states 1919] in France
& Flanders. Born Clare, enlisted West London, resident Paddington.
Formerly 355122, 7th Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in DAINVILLE
BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 1.
653674, 21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London
Regiment posted to 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in
action 12th October 1917. Age 19. Enlisted Camberwell, resident
Clare. Son of Mr. H. and Mrs. E. M. Buck, of Railway Station, Clare,
Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 152.
Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour
2, Part 3, Page 49 - BUCK, Donald William - Rifleman, No 653674,
1/2nd Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles) The London Regiment T.F.) attached
8th (Service) Battalion , East Surrey Regiment.
of Herbert Buck,stationmaster on the G.E.R. Railway at Clare co
Suffolk, by his wife Ellen Mary, eldest daughter of William and
Mary Webb, of The Elms, Walpole. Born Kirby Cross co Essex 23rd
Nov 1897. Educated village school, Wrabness co Essex, and Beccles
College, co Suffolk, where he took several distinctions; was subsequently
employed in the bank with Messrs Cook & Sons, Ludgate Circus,
London, E.C.; enlisted 9th Sept 1914, served with The Expeditionary
Force in France and Flanders from 25th May 1917, being attached
to the 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment as first class signaller
and was killed in action near Passchendaele 12th Oct following,
while laying a wire under heavy fire. Buried near Gloucester Farm,
between Passchendaele ridge and the Poelcappelle road.
Commanding Officer wrote "He was a fine lad, and had he lived,would
have been recommended for a decoration for bravery." Unmarried.
27223, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action
14th January 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Clare.
Formerly 1328, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
"C" Battery, 296th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died
29th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Served in
South African Campaign as Lt., R.G.A. Son of Lt. Col. D. A. Campbell,
of Achanduin and Barbreck (late Royal Dublin Fusiliers and Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers), of Wickham Hall, Eye, Suffolk. The sixth
successive generation of his family to serve in the Navy or Army.
Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Grave I. F. 15.
further information currently available
G/21277, 13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment).
Killed in action 30th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted
Tottenham, Middlesex. Husband of D. Dare, of 34, Hiley Rd., Kensal
Rise, London. In the 1911 census he is aged 22, unmarried, son of
Tamar Dare (a widow), aged 22, a hotel ostler, born Clare, resident
with his mother at Bridewell Street, Clare, Suffolk. Buried in VILLERS
STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave
IV. A. 2.
Corporal 1343, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 21st August
1915 at Gallipoli. Born Northfleet, Kent, enlisted Clare. No known grave. Commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 46 and 47.
19937, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 12th October
1916 in france & Flanders. Born Clare, enlisted Southend-on-Sea,
resident Leigh-on-Sea. Buried in BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas
de Calais, France. Grave IX. L. 10.
153633, "F" Battery, 14th Briagde, Royal Horse Artillery.
Died of wounds 22nd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Clare,
enlisted Sudbury. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUNN, Pas
de Calais, France. Grave II.P.20.
202895, 1st/4thBattalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire
Regiment). Died of wounds 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders.
Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Calre. Son of George and Ellen
French, of Standsfield, Clare; husband of Bessie Levitt (formerly
French), of Oak Cottage, Snow Hill, Clare, Suffolk. Buried in DUHALLOW
A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. D. 34.
26628, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action
26th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born and resident
Clare, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Richard Charles and Sarah
Ghyn. Formerly 26443, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT
MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and
Frederick Ince, in the 1911 census Frederick Ince had been married
for 7 years to Florence with ywo son, aged 33, a Printer Jobbing
Compositor, born Clare and living with his family at Clare Hill,
Clare. No further information currently available.
245413. 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action
23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Clare.
Formerly 240109, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL,
Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.
Seaman Z/9588, Royal Naval Depot (Crystal Palace), Royal Naval volunteer
Reserve. Died 11th October 1918. Son of Emma Ince, and the late
Harry George Ince; husband of Mabel Nettie Ince, of Govan House,
Manning Road, Felixstowe. Buried in CLARE CEMETERY, Clare, Suffolk.
85965, 6th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action
23rd June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Clare.
Son of Mrs. M. A. Jarvis, of Snow Hill, Clare, Suffolk. Buried in
PONT-D'ACHELLES MILITARY CEMETERY, NIEPPE, Nord, France. Grave I.
C/3835, 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action
18th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born East Dulwich, Kent,
enlisted Camberwell, Surrey, resident Upper Norwood, Surrey. Son
of George Levell, of Clare, Suffolk; husband of Lucy Ann Levell,
of Church Terrace, St. Michael's, Tenterden, Kent. Buried in HIGHLAND
CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Grave III. E. 5.
lists him as MARIM] Died 31st July 1921. Aged 30. Occupation journeyman
butcher. He was the middle of three sons of Walter and Arethusa
(nee Glazin) Maxim. He lived in Callis Street, Clare and enlisted
Private 229485, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers),
London Regiment. Died at home 16th July 1918. Age 21. Enlisted Sudbury,
resident Poslingford. Son of George Martin, of 6, Windmill Hill,
Long Melford. Formerly 3091, Suffolk Regiment. Buried HOLY TRINITY
CHURCHYARD, LONG MELFORD, Suffolk.
1346, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 21st August
1915 at Gallipoli. Born and enlisted Clare. No known grave. Commemorated on the
HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 46 and 47.
S/766, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own).
Killed in action 15th April 1918 in the Balkans. Age 31. Born and
resident Clare, enlisted Battersea, Surrey. Son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. Martin, of Bridewell St., Clare, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN
41627, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 3rd January
1919 in France & Flanders. Age 40. Husband of Mrs. Meekings,
of Chapel House, Clare, Suffolk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY,
Pas de Calais, France. Grave LXXII. A. 12.
33350, 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 10th May 1921. Son
of William and Lily Mizen; husband of Jessie Jay (formerly Mizen),
of Farmers Farm, Stoke-by-Clare. Buried in CLARE CEMETERY, Clare,
Suffolk. Grave 614.
as Thomas Henry on SDGW and CWGC] Private 41417, 13th Battalion,
Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders.
Born and resident Clare, enlisted Sudbury. Formerly 6660, Cambridgeshire
Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
49160, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 24th February
1919 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born and resident Clare.
Son of James and Ellen Parsonson, of Clare; husband of Lizzie Parsonson,
of Church St., Clare, Suffolk. Formerly 11389, Royal Fusiliers.
Buried in PONT-REMY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave U. B.
5965, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th June
1915 in France & Flanders. Born Stoke, Suffolk, enlisted Saffron
Walden. Son of Walter and Hannah Pask. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN
GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21
Corporal 240596, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action
2nd November 1917 in Palestine. Born Clare, enlisted Colchester.
Formerly 2454, Suffolk Regiment.
Seaman SS/2307, H.M.S. Queen Mary, Royal Navy. Died 31st May 1916.
Son of Robert Henry and Mary Ann Willis of Stoke, Clare, Suffolk.
No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 16.
Note: During the Battle of Jutland, 31st May 1916, HMS Queen
Mary received a hit to number three (3) turret by the German ships
Defflinger and Seydlitz , the magazine exploded and
1,266 were killed, the ship sank. Of the 1275 crew, only 9 survived,
7 being picked up by British ships, the other 2 by Germans.
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3000688, Flight Engineer, 429 (RCAF) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve. Died 1st November 1944. Age 19. Son of Ebenezer Stephen
Victor and Edith Bareham, of Clare. Buried in CLARE CEMETERY, CLARE,
Suffolk. Grave 557.
from Suffolk and Essex Free Press - Thursday 16 November 1944, page
First Local A.T.C. Member
Killed in Air Operations
Clare residents turned out in large numbers on Tuesday to pay their
last respects to a Clare lad of 19, the first local member of the
Air Training Corps to give his life in the service of his country.
He was Sergt. Maurice Archibald Victor Bareham, the eldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Bareham, of 4, Common Street, Clare. He lost
his life in air operations whilst serving with the Royal Canadian
Air Force as flight engineer. He joined the R.A.F. as an air crew
candidate in December, 1943, having for two years been a member
of the local Flight of the A.T.C. He held the rank of Corporal and
was a keen and promising lad. Prior to joining up he was employed
at Thompson's Garages and later at an air station.
Rev. Hugh Ferguson officiated at the funeral service at Clare Baptist
Church and there was a large attendance. The family mourners were
Mr. and Mrs. V. Bareham (parents), Messrs. Leonard and Russell Bareham
(brothers), Mr. and Mrs. E. Bareham and Mr. and Mrs. J. Chapman
(grand-parents), Mr. and Mrs. F. Chapman (uncle and aunt), Mr. P.
Bareham and Miss J. Bareham (uncle and aunt), Mr. and Mrs. S. V.
Coe, Mr. and Mrs. N. Herbert, Mr. and Mrs. S. Southgate (uncles
and aunts). Miss A. Bareham and Mr. S. Bareham (cousins).
present were Rev. W Grove White. Dr. A. Reid. Mr. C. Wayman, Mr.
C. H. Moore, Mrs. Cady Byford (also representing Mr. Cady Byford),
Mr. H. Ince, Mr. F. W. Cobbold, Mr. H. J. Deeks. Mr. W. Shillings,
Mr. S. Ince, Mr. E. R. Wills, Mr. C. S. Smith, Mr. J. Finbow, Mr.
F. Basham. Mr. E. Clarke, Sgt. H. Clarke, Mr. J. Mayhew, Mr. and
Mrs. A. Hurry, Mr. and Mrs. V. Pashler, Mr. and Mrs. Horsburgh,
Mr. A. Sargeant (representing the Baptist Sunday School). Nurse
Dennington, Mesdames Ferguson, H. Ward, D. Green, Mansfield, Mason,
F. Smith, Mugg. Rushbrooke, W. Sargeant, A. Sargeant, Ghyn, Norris,
C. H. Smith. Parker, B. Hardy, York, Deeks. A. Willis, Levitt, Fisher,
Baldwin, C. Powell, Dyson, L. Bruty, W. Watts, L. Ward, C. Atkinson,
F. Ince, Bonnett, Brinkley, Woodley, K. Parsonson, Jowers, Atkinson,
H. Ager, Parker, B. Ellingham, Mortlock, B. Martin and B. Wollard.
Misses L. Wiffen, G. Orbell and M. Williams.
C. Willis was at the organ. The cortege was led from the house to
the church by Flying Officer A. R. Long, Commander of Clare Flight,
F.O. F. W. Grove and members of No. 2 Flight of 1451 Squadron, A.T.C.
The N.F.S. was represented by Messrs. C. Powell and J. Hickford,
and the Civil Defence by Parish Organiser G. E. Lee and S. Bowden.
floral tribues were as follows; With all our love, darling, until
meet again, from your broken-hearted mum and dad; from Len and Rus.;
gran and granddad Bareham; aunties Ivy, Connie and Lily and uncle
Fred and auntie Ruby (Bury) Chapman; auntie Ida and uncle Frank;
auntie Maud and uncle Stan (Ridgewell); cousins Gillian and Margaret;
autine Liy and uncle Norman; little Roley; auntie Rose and uncle
Sid; little Grenville; auntie Ada, uncle Dick, uncle Fred and auntie
Ruby(Bury St. Edmunds): uncle Willie (...over); uncle Percy, auntie
Min and Audry (Cavendish); auntie Blanche, uncle Will Francis and
Maery (Ipswich); uncle Herbert, auntie Muriel and the twins (Ipswich);
Millie and Sid, Dot and Les; the Officers, S.N.C.O.s and O.R.s of
R.A.F. Staton; the W.Os. S.N.C.O.s and O.R.s of No. 429 Squadron;
the Officer,. N.C.O.S and Cadets of No. 1451 Squadron, Air Training
Corps: Clare Town Football Supporters Club; Clare Youth Club and
members of School staff: the N.F.S. Clare; members of the Clare
and District Branch, British Legion; the teachers anl scholars Clare
and Mrs. C. H. Smith. Mary and Robin; F. S. T Barber; Ken, R.A.F.,
South Africa, and Mr. and Mrs Saines; Gwen, Christopher and Don’s;
his pal George, also Mr. and Mrs. Green (Chilton Street); Mr. and
Mrs A. Cowle; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Ward Pam; Mr. and Mrs. Beavis and
Eric (Sudbury); Mr. and Mrs. Hammond. May and Vera; Mr. Mrs Don
Thompson and Paul; Peter, West African Forces; Mr. and Mrs. W. Maxim
and family; Grace Marjory and Cyril; Mrs. Finch and Miss Martin
(Co-op. Stores); Cyril Hulyer, R.A.F.; Mr. and Mrs. H. Scroggins;
Mr. and Mrs. Murkin and family (Ovington); Mrs. Gibson and Mr. and
Mrs. Powell; Reg and Len, Mill Road; Common Street and Call's Street;
Mrs. E. Stiff and family: Cis, Vic and family; Mr. and Mrs. Meekings
and Edwin: C. Twitchett; John, Honor and Fay (Malting House).
Lieutenant 39970, Pilot, 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 9th
January 1941. Age 21. Son of Alexander and Ann Johnston Dunn, of
Clare, Suffolk. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Grave
37. A. 10.
5831761, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 2nd June
1944 as a prisoner of war. Age 29. Son of George and Esther Dyson,
of Clare, Suffolk; husband of Ella Dyson, of Clare. Buried in TAUKKYAN
WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Grave 14. D. 18.
5836258, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died as a prioner
of war 21st September 1944. Age 24. Son of Charles and Emma Hulyer,
of Clare, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, KRANJI WAR
CEMETERY, Singapore. Column 59.
MINGAY on CWGC] Able Seaman C/JX 355338, H.M.S. Penelope, Royal
Navy. Died 18th February 1944. Age 19. Son of William and Annie
Mingay, of Chilton Street, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL
MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 75,3.
WILL REMEMBER THEM
in the churchyard but not on the memorial
D/34463. 6th (H.D.) Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 2nd June 1941.
Husband of Florence Hiatt. Grave 1101.
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