Private Henry Allen

Private Henry Allen

Henry Allen, born in Berkshire, served in the Shropshire Yeomanry, buried in a Commonwealth War Graves Commission grave in a rural Suffolk churchyard. Henry or Harry Allen was a private in the Shropshire Yeomanry based in Flixton Park, one of many Territorial units...
The Waveney VCs

The Waveney VCs

At least four Victoria Crosses were won by men from the Waveney Valley during the Great War, and two of them came from neighbouring villages. All four awards were posthumous and one of the men won his in an attack described as “the last great cavalry...
Bungay’s Peace Year Street Signs

Bungay’s Peace Year Street Signs

If you’ve been to Bungay it’s possible you may have noticed these. It’s equally possible you may have not. It was decided that Bungay would commemorate the end of the Great War in 1919 by installing specially commissioned street signs around the...
The Dickleburgh Shell

The Dickleburgh Shell

It is a bit battered and careworn is the Dickleburgh shell. And it’s not in Dickleburgh. It’s actually in the 100th Bomb Group Museum at Thorpe Abbotts, tucked away in a corner of the control tower. You really should go and visit the museum if you...