2016: Centenary of The Battle of the Somme

Friday 1 July marks the centenary of the beginning of The Battle of the Somme. It was the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front; more than one million men were wounded or killed in the four and a half months it lasted. Among those killed were men from Aldeburgh including:

01-July-1916 Stewart Alexander CRUM
01-July-1916 Philip Squarey HOUGHTON
03-July-1916 Maurice Freshfield JONES
03-July-1916 George MARSHALL 
20-July-1916 Frederick John MOUNTAIN
17-August-1916 Bertie CRACKNELL
22-August-1916 Harry Edward CADY
16-September-1916 Alfred Colby ALLERTON

We will remember them and also:

12-October-1916     Richard HAKEN
12-October-1916     Reginald Ernest PECK

both killed ‘somewhere in France’.

You can read more about these men and all those others who gave their lives during the First World War in “Aldeburgh War Memorial: The story behind the names” by Simon Last and Michael Good.

1867: Aldeburgh – Petty Sessions, Sept. 28

[Before Capt. James and H. L. Freeman, Esq.]

The renewal of licenses was adjourned three weeks ago until this morning. Beside the renewal of the licenses of the old houses, there was an application for a new license for Handel’s Hotel, which was opposed by Mr. R. R. Hill, for the Aldeburgh Hotel Company. The license was supported by Mr. R. L. Mayhew, of Saxmundham. After a short discussion, the Magistrates granted the license.

Thomas Haken, 13, Henry Vincent, 13, and John Wink, 10, were charged by p.c. Hammond with stealing a quantity of pears, the property of Newson Garrett, Esq. After a severe reprimand from the Magistrates, they were discharged.

The Halesworth Times and East Suffolk Advertiser, 8 October 1867