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 Edward Baldwyn Pugh (1924-1925)

Staff Sgt, Royal Engineers. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Wng Cdr Leslie Herbert Kay (1918-1924)

Wing Commander. Buried at Hanover War Cemetery.

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Mr Rupert Harold Lowe (1916-1924)

Remembered on Alamein Memorial.

Mr Frank Leslie Eyre (1919-1923)

Buried Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery.

Mr Ferdinand Felix Leroy (1919-1923)

Buried at Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

Flight Lt Ian Patrick Magrath (1920-1923)

Flight Lt. Buried at Schiermonnikoog Cemetery, Holland.

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Mr Ian Wallace Grant (Stradbroke 1918-1922)

Merchant Service. Remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial.

Mr Roderick McIlraith (1919-1922)

We were contacted by the son of Roderick McIlraith (1919-22). He advises that his father died on 29 June 1942, 3 months... Read more

We were contacted by the son of Roderick McIlraith (1919-22). He advises that his father died on 29 June 1942, 3 months before he was born. At the time he was serving in the Merchant Navy on SS Empire Mica, off the coast of Florida. Click on his name for further information. In November 2008 his name was added to the Chapel War Memorial. He is remembered on Tower Hill Memorial.

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Mr George Robert Vale (1922-1922)

Royal Navy. Buried at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France

Mr Alexander Massey Anderson (1919-1921)

Special Correspondent to Reuters, accredited to Eastern Mediterranean Fleet in 1940. On the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious when she was dive bombed.... Read more

Special Correspondent to Reuters, accredited to Eastern Mediterranean Fleet in 1940. On the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious when she was dive bombed. Died of enemy action at sea in 1941. Remembered on Plymouth Naval Memorial.

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Major John Gooday Arnold (1920-1921)

Major, Royal Army Service Corps

Mr Ronald Henry Neville Clarke

Mr Ronald Henry Neville Clarke (1916-1921)

At Sandhurst won Prize Cadetship in 1923. In the Army joined 1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt.). Appointed Lt in... Read more

At Sandhurst won Prize Cadetship in 1923. In the Army joined 1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt.). Appointed Lt in 1926. Died in the defence of Dunkirk on Monday 27th May 1940, aged 36. Remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial.

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Mr Colin Frostick Mole (1914-1918)

Buried at Ippollittis New Churchyard, UK

Mr Clarence Lumpster Farmer (1914-1917)

Hong Kong Voluntary Defence Corps. Buried at Stanley Military Cemetery, Hong Kong.

Mr Gilbert Barker Mann (1910-1917)

Section Leader, Suffolk Home Guard. Died at Westerfield Road, Framlingham on 4 May 1941 as a result of enemy action, aged 40.... Read more

Section Leader, Suffolk Home Guard. Died at Westerfield Road, Framlingham on 4 May 1941 as a result of enemy action, aged 40. On Framlingham Town War memorial www.roll-of-honour.org/Suffolk/Framlingham.html

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Major Derrick Norris-Hill (1914-1917)

Major. In 1923 donated NORRIS-HILL Cup for inter house Hockey. Buried at Kantara War Cemetery, Egypt.

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.