VILLAGE VOICES

the website for Hollesley,
Boyton, Capel St Andrew
and Shingle Street


 

Local Heroes of World War One by Val Dudley

                         
Contents 
Introduction 

Those Who Died 
        
Those Who Survived
    
Non-combatants (The War at Home)

The Suffolk Regiment in World War I
  -  Victoria Cross Holders

Edith Cavell - the Bawdsey Connection

Alphabetical Index of Names

Links to other websites 

Acknowledgement and Thanks. 
Hollesley War Memorial
Introduction

This project began as an effort to identify and honour the men of Hollesley and Shingle Street whose names appear on the War Memorial 
in Hollesley Churchyard, and to make this information available locally in the year of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. 
It has since expanded to include those on the Memorials of Alderton, Bawdsey, Boyton, Ramsholt and Shottisham, some of those who 
survived their war service, the war at home, and some background information.  This could not have been done without the help of many 
local people, especially Judy Foulger of Alderton who undertook the research for Alderton, Bawdsey and Ramsholt.

We are very grateful to people who came forward with information about family members, a few of them as a result of displays in local 
villages between August 4th and November 11th 2014, and continue to hope that more will do so.
There were undoubtedly many more who served and managed to return than are commemorated here.  Probably roughly three times as 
many men were involved than actually gave their lives and few were the families that escaped the four years 1914-1918 without losing 
somone.
The information about individuals has been collected into sections for each village, and there is also an alphabetical index by their names.

There are also sections covering those who survived their war service, that we have been able to trace, those who 'did their bit' in England, 
and specifically in our local area, a brief account of the Suffolk Regiment in the Great War.
 
Thanks to those who helped the project in so many ways (shown here), and some suggested links to sources of further information.