This is an overview of the Military Records for Debenham.


The World Wars

Most of the details for the fallen in WW1 and WW2 are taken from the CWGC Website, however in order to identify which is the correct person, I have cross-referenced data using information from a number of sources, including:

  • the information on the War Memorial
  • the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Website
  • the Suffolk County Council "Roll Of Honour" Website (for WW1)
  • the "Soldiers Died In The Great War" Database, available on CD and also on Ancestry.co.uk.
  • assistance in identifying some of "the fallen" is gratefully acknowledged from Robert Austin of Badwell Ash.
  • assistance in identifying Bertie Broom is gratefully acknowledged from Peter Carter & Stuart Bufton of Debenham.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has its own Search Engine, however, even though this has been recently re-vamped to make it more flexible, it is still not as good as Geoff's:

The Debenham War Memorial was originally sited at the Institute in Gracechurch Street, but was moved into the Churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene when the Institute was sold.