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 Charles Jack Newman Smith (1930-1932)

Buried at Picquigny British Cemetery, France.

Mr Edward George Winning (1929-1932)

Flight Lt. Was reported killed in action whilst flying a Hurricane I serial E from 213 Squadron whilst on Escort Duty to... Read more

Flight Lt. Was reported killed in action whilst flying a Hurricane I serial E from 213 Squadron whilst on Escort Duty to St Omar on 28 May 1940. Buried at Cement House Cemetery, Belgium.

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Stanley Cornelius Van den Bergh (1930-1931)

Buried at Standerton Cemetery, South Africa.

Mr Jack Reade (Kerrison 1920-1930)

Ferry Command, night fighters. Buried at Aldeburgh Churchyard.

Mr Nevill George William Cooper (1926-1929)

Pilot Officer. Remembered at Runnymede Memorial.

Mr Arthur Thomas Ford (1923-1929)

National Fire Service. Buried at Barnet Cemetery.

Mr Derek Jack Warner (1924-1929)

Royal Armoured Corps, 11th Hussar Regiment. Buried at Streatham Park Cemetery.

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Mr Henry Arthur Hare (1924-1928)

Royal Tank Regiment. Buried at Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt.

Mr Jack Frank Mewse Newson (1921-1928)

Buried at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

Major Walter James Hollowell (1919-1927)

Major, Suffolk Regiment. Remembered on the Singapore Memorial.

Mr William Arthur Nicholls (1917-1927)

Flight Lt. Buried at Harwell Cemetery.

Mr James Walter Poole (1923-1927)

Captain attached to the 25th Mountain Regiment of the Royal Indian Artillery. He was very badly wounded when the Japanese took Singapore... Read more

Captain attached to the 25th Mountain Regiment of the Royal Indian Artillery. He was very badly wounded when the Japanese took Singapore and was shot by his comrades so as not to leave him to the enemy during the panicked withdrawal to Burma. He has no known grave, but is commemorated with 27,000 others on Face 2 of the Rangoon Memorial at the Taukkyan Cemetery, and on the war memorial obelisk that stands on Bexhill seafront, on the Sussex coast.

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Mr Leslie Horace Best (1921-1926)

Federated Malay States Volunteer Force. Remembered on Singapore Memorial at Kranji Cemetery.

Mr Samuel Wardley Ling (1922-1926)

Sgt Engineer, Bomber Command. Buried at Ussy-Sur-Marne Communal Cemetery, France.

Mr Bernard Reginald Blofield (1921-1925)

Buried at Mortlake Cemetery.

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.