War Memorial
1939 - 1945
This page commemorates the brave soldiers and residents of Bures
who lost their lives during WW11

Mrs Ellen Willingham Mother of Ann and Albert aged 90 Bomb Damage Nayland Road
November 1940
Ann Elizabeth Willingham Wife aged 68 Bomb Damage Nayland Road  
Albert G Willingham Husband aged 61 Bomb Damage Nayland Road  
Florence Maud Eldred Daughter aged 26 Bomb Damage Nayland Road  
Reginald E Drury


Reginald Drury was killed when a stray anti-aircraft shell hit the Cuckoo Hill Slaughterhouse, on October 19th 1942.
Two others were admitted to hospital with minor injuries
The shell was reported to have come from the Colchester direction.


Those who lost their lives during enemy action within the village.

All killed by enemy action in Nayland Road
(Link to Willingham Page


F. M. Eldred
A. E. Willingham
A. G. Willingham
E. W Willingham ..............The engraving is incorrect, it should read E. Willingham
R. E. Drury





Those who lost their lives serving their country in the Armed Services during WW2.


E R Boreham
A C Brown.................Commemorated in Mount Bures Church
K P Carr ...................Commonwealth War Grave, Bures Cemetery
S C Clampin
C P Garrod
................The engraving is incorrect, it should read G.P.Garrod
S A Gee
H J Grave
B.G Mott...................This engraving is incorrect, it should read G.S.Mott
A C Twitchett............This engraving is incorrect, it should read A.G Twitchett
H Warden

Left:- In 2017 the two original tablets were replaced
Whilst updating the photographs in 2020, it was discovered they contained four engraving errors inserted by the Monumental Masons.
Names were checked against the CWGC web site.

The original 1948 tablets.
Photograph taken in 2012
Age and date of death
Casualty Type and Cemetery
Rank and regiment
Service No
Edward Roy Boreham
20yrs / 09/10/1943
Commonwealth War Dead
Kiel War Cemetery
Located North Germany

Sergeant, Flt Engineer
RAF Volunteer Reserve
156 Sqd
Airman, Shot Down


Speedwell Terrace Bures

Son of Albert George and Elsie Annie Boreham
Arthur Charles Brown 21yrs/5th July 1944

Commonwealth War Dead
Ellencourt Communal Cemetery

Link to further information

Airman, Shot Down Normandy
Part of a 7 man Lancaster Bomber Crew who lost their lives
1399195 Valley Green Farm
Listed on Mount Bures web site
Katherine Parkhill Carr 21yrs/28/10/1941

born 6/01/1920 in Mochrum, Wigtownshire, Scotland

Commonwealth War Dead
Bures Cemetery

(link to further information)

Private, Auxiliary Territorial Service W/31486

Over Hall Farm Bures

Daug of Stephen and Marion Carr, Bures

Spencer Charles Clampin 29yrs/ 14/02/1942 Commonwealth War Dead
Singapore Memorial
RAF Volunteer Reserves.
Aircraftman 2nd Class
243 Sqdn
Aircraft shot down over Germany

Water Lane

Son of Alfred and Edith Clampin

Geoffrey Phillip Garrod

See bottom
of page

24yrs/ 21/09/1940 Commonwealth War Dead
Tower Hill Memorial
Location London
Merchant Navy, First Radio Officer
MV Frederick S Fales ( Reg Hong Kong)
Hit by enemy torpedo mid atlantic.

Ropers Hall Cotts

Son of Leonard and Elizabeth Garrod, Bures

Sidney Alfred
23yrs between 26 or 27/04/1941 Commonwealth War Dead
Athens Memorial
Driver, Royal Army Service Corps,
Royal Artillery

The Croft

Son of Mar and Mrs A Gee, Bures

Harry James Graves 29yrs/15/12/1941 Commonwealth War Dead
Singapore Memorial
Royal Artillery, Gunner
88 Field Regt
805068 Son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Graves Bures
George Stanley Mott 29yrs/ 23/07/1943 Commonwealth War Dead
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
Located bewteen Burma and Thailand
Private, Suffolk Reg
4th Battalion
Died of a heart attack.

Speedwell Terrace

son of George and Elsie Mott at Thurston

Arthur George Twitchett 23yrs/06/01/1944 Commonwealth War Dead
Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery
Located Poland
Flight Sergeant (Pilot)
RAF Volunteer Reserve
12 Sqdn
Aircraft shot down

Speedwell Terrace

Son of George and Caroline Twitchett.
Husband of Iris Patricia Twitchett of Bures

Harry Warden 27yrs/17/03/1943 Commonwealth War Dead
Sfax War Cemetery in Tunisia.

6th Battalion


Cuckoo Hill

Son of Charles and Kate Warden, Bures
Lived at 39 Cuckoo Hill.
Husband of Evelyn Warden at Halstead

He died on Wednesday, 17th March 1943 whilst serving as Serjeant 2613830 with the 6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. He was aged 27.
Harry was buried in grave II. AA. 5. at the Sfax War Cemetery in Tunisia.

Report in the "Free press and Post"
October 12th 1940
This seaman is not recorded on the Memorial, as he was no longer a resident of Bures.

However, the Alleston family were well known in the community.

Miscellaneous Press reports in Suffolk Free Press

September 14th 1944
Information has been received that Sgt Harold Mills R.A.F. is reported killed in France, his wife is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Collar of Cuckoo Hill, Bures

May 17th 1945
Warrant Officer Eric Holmes of Bures has been restored to his family after two years in P.O.W. camps, he was reported missing from operations over enemy territory in April 1943.

July 22nd 1943
Mrs Carpenter of Bures Road, Sudbury has received notice that her husband Pte R.Carpenter is safe and well.

Jan 6th 1944
Mrs Ellen Welham of "Copeland", Colchester road, Bures, has received information that her husband is a P.O.W., she has had no word of him for two years.



Updated list of names 20/02/2014

Updated 22/02/2020
updated 17/03/2020
update Garrod 14/02/2021

Acknowledgement to Bill Snelling, Katherine King and Jenny Wright