Distinguished Old Framlinghamians

Framlingham is rooted in the county of Suffolk, but Framlinghamians have spanned the world from the age of Empire, through times of conflict and into the modern era, in pursuit of trade and adventure. There are those who have made their mark in business, sports, academics, as artists and writers, in agriculture, in the services, the media and in the world of entertainment. You can learn about them here, and you can nominate additions.

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Mr William Frederick Barham (1933-1936)

Buried at Wymondham Cemetery.

Wng Cdr Colin Frank Mortlock Chapman OBE (1932-1936)

Wing Commander. Awarded OBE. Buried at Caterham Burial Ground.

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Mr George Richard Lane OBE (1932-1936)

Flight Lt. Remembered at Runnymede Memorial.

Mr Peter B Warneford (1930-1936)

Buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily.

Mr Robert Harold Percy Browne DFC (1931-1935)

Lt, Royal Navy. Died during sinking of HMS Hood on 24 May 1941. He is mentioned on Earl Soham War Memorial along... Read more

Lt, Royal Navy. Died during sinking of HMS Hood on 24 May 1941. He is mentioned on Earl Soham War Memorial along with Marmaduke Abbay (1899-1902) and is included on the HMS Hood Role of Honour.

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Mr Barnet Henry Thomas Elgie (1930-1935)

Lance Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died on 31 May 1940 at the age of 20. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial and... Read more

Lance Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died on 31 May 1940 at the age of 20. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial and Framlingham Town War Memorial www.roll-of-honour.org/Suffolk/Framlingham.html

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Mr Kenneth Andrew Patton (1928-1935)

Flight Lt, South African Air Force

Mr Adolph Storch (1933-1935)

Federated Malay States Voluntary Force. POW in Changi and Kuching camps. Died in Labuan (Borneo) camp, where there were no survivors. Buried... Read more

Federated Malay States Voluntary Force. POW in Changi and Kuching camps. Died in Labuan (Borneo) camp, where there were no survivors. Buried at Singapore Cemetery.

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Mr Frank Mellard Boycott (1931-1934)

Remembered at Runnymede Memorial.

Mr Charles Kenneth L Bryson (1928-1933)

He was a Beaufighter navigator with 248 Squadron, when he was shot down in the sea on 21 August 1942. Taken as... Read more

He was a Beaufighter navigator with 248 Squadron, when he was shot down in the sea on 21 August 1942. Taken as a POW, but died in captivity shortly before the end of the war. Buried at Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.

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Mr John Spurling Hansen-Bay (1931-1933)

Lt, Yeomanry. Buried at Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya.

Mr Denis Edward Duffett (1929-1932)

We have also discovered in 2021 that Bombadier Denis Edward Duffett (29-32) also died during WW2 and we will arrange for his... Read more

We have also discovered in 2021 that Bombadier Denis Edward Duffett (29-32) also died during WW2 and we will arrange for his name to be added to the Chapel Memorial in time for Remembrance Sunday 2021.

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Mr Frederick Charles Elisha (1929-1932)

Remembered at Runnymede Memorial.

Sqn Ldr John Bernard Flowerdew (1930-1932)

Squadron Leader. Remembered at Runnymede Memorial.

Mr Neil Munro

Mr Neil Munro (1931-1932)

Prior to joining the RAF in April 1940, he had an eventful time in Norway at the time of the German invation... Read more

Prior to joining the RAF in April 1940, he had an eventful time in Norway at the time of the German invation of that country. He managed to successfully escape and became a Flying Officer with 239 Squadron. He was killed on 26 February 1944 returning from a bombing raid over Germany. Click on the link to read the full story kindly supplied by his family. Buried at Cambridge City Cemetery.

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Nominate a Framlinghamian

We have no hard and fast rules about who should be recognised as a “Distinguished Old Framlinghamian”, and are always interested to hear about people who are exceptional in all sorts of ways – so please feel free to click on the link below, and complete a nomination form.