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OUTWELL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown
RNVR information courtesy of Jack Clegg

The Outwell memorial is to be found in the grounds of St Clements Church. It takes the form of a cross mounted on a tall, rough-hewn stone. On the front of the stone is aplaque with a raised crown and allied flags. To the right and left of of the stone are two smaller stablets. The whole is sourrounded by a rough, hewn, bollards with a chain link. There are 36 names for World War 1 and 12 names for World War 2.

1914-1918

BRIDGES

Walter

200461 Pte, 1/5th East Surrey (attached Ox & Bucks Light Infantry?). PoW at the fall of Kut. Died 21-9-16, at Tarsus, malarial poisoning, age 23. Son of James & Maria Bridges, 2 Seaford Villas, Upwell. Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.
BUCK

Ralph Frederick

326709 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17, age 20. Son of Mrs Maria Edwards, of Primrose House, Outwell, & the late Charles Edwards. Husband of Florence May Buck, of Olive Dene, Outwell. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
DANIELS

Charles

36556 Pte, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales) killed in action 12-10-1917, age 27. Son of William & Mary Ann Daniels, Outwell Isle. Enlisted Cambridge, resident Outwell Isles, Cambs. Formerly 4769 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Brother of below.
DANIELS

William

31317 Pte, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1-10-18, age 27. Formerly 154364 Royal Field Artillery. Son of William & Mary Ann Daniels, Outwell Isle. Dadizele New British Cemetery, Belgium. Brother of above.
DOUBLEDAY

Alfred Charles

Private 41321 13th Bn., Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 19th April 1917. Age 23. Son of the late Alfred Doubleday and his wife Mrs G D Payne (formerly Doubleday), of South View, Deerfield Road, March. Born and resident Outwell, Cambs, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 5712, Norfolk Regiment. (Brother of below). Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. See also March.
DOUBLEDAY

Percy Sidney

Private 44459 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 17th September 1918. Age 19. Son of the late Alfred Doubleday, and his wife Mrs G D Payne (formerly Doubleday), South View, Deerfield Road. Born Upwell, cambs, enlisted Melton Mowbray, resident Frisby, Leics. Formerly 38451 Leicester Regiment. (Brother of above). Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. See also March.
EGGETT

Harold

40301 Pte, DCompany, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Wounded 4-1-17, Died of wounds 11-1-17, age 25. Son of John & Harriet Eggett, Church Road, Outwell. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
FEETHAM

[George] (Harry) Henry

Private 32979 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, prisoner of war Saturday 14th April 1917 who died on Tuesday, 24th April 1917 at Douai. Born Outwell, Norfolk, enlisted Norwick, resident Upwell, Norfolk. Lived Seaford Villas. Formerly 15483, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. Grave XIV. F. 19. (Brother of below.) See also Upwell
FEETHAM

Herbert

32597 L/Cpl, 5th Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action 23-3-18. Formerly 5325 Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Rgt). Lived Seaford Villas. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. (Brother of above.) See also Upwell
FISHER

George Henry

16586 Pte, A Company, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30-8-18, age 23. Son of Charles William & Harriet Fisher, Outwell. Ecoust-St Mein British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
GEE

George Harry

104145 Pte, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 12-8-17. Formerly 36354 Suffolk Regiment. Son of Ernest Gee, Pincushion Drove, Outwell. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
GOODALE

Hugh

22386 Pte, C Company, 8th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 22-5-17, age 20. Son of Mrs Annie Goodale, Downham Rd, Outwell. Lived Gills Bridge. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
HALL

Albert

17658 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 19. Son of Harry & Annie Hall, Hall Road, Outwell. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
HARVEY

George William

26723 Pte, 14th (1st Portsmouth) Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 20-10-16. Son of Alfred and Mary Harvey, of Outwell. Formerly 24617 Suffolk Regiment. Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France.
HEADING

Bernard

R/1327 Able Seaman, Drake Btn, Royal Naval Division/RNVR. Died 25-3-18 (PoW). Son of George & Sarah Jane Heading. Husband of Florence Emma Heading, Langhorn Lane, Outwell. Iwuy Communal Cem, Nord, France.

Reported Wounded & Missing, later reported DOW whilst POW in a Field Hosp. at Thurn, St. Martin from Gas-Poisoning. Husband of Florence E. Heading, of Excelsior House, Langhorn's Lane, Outwell, Wisbech. Joined Nelson Bn. BEF 27/9/17. 17/12/17 to Hospital, Shell wnd. Penis (mild). Rejoined Nelson from Hosp. 14/1/18. Transferred to Drake Bn. 7/2/18. According to RND Roll of Honour he died from wounds (gas). Home town Outwell.

HEMPSON

Percy Walter

59526 Pte, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 28/29-9-18. Unicorn Cemetery, Vend'huile, France.
HEMPSON

Walter

R749 Ordinary Seaman. 3rd Reserve Btn, Royal Naval Division. Died 8-3-17. Poole Cemetery, Dorset.
HOBBS

Arthur William

245044 Pte, 2/4th London Rgt, (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 26-10-17. Formerly 634242 20th London Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
HORN

Herbert

21069 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20-7-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
JACKSON

William

6077, Pte, 23rd Btn Australian Imperial Force. Killed in action 20-9-17, age 28. Son of Mrs Hannah Jackson, Outwell Basin. Enlisted Coolaman, New South Wales. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
LAKE

John Henry

G/11951 Pte, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, prisoner of war, died 18th March 1918. Born Outwell, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.
LAKE

Tom

2823 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24-1-17. Lived Sidney House. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
LAWS

George

29033 Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-8-18, age 26. Son of Robert & Fanny Laws, Sunny House, Outwell Basin. Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2, Pas de Calais, France.
MOULTON

Theodore

G/41736 Pte, 20th Middlesex Regiment. 4-1-17, age 32. Son of Robert Moulton, Pimlico, London. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
MURFITT

Bert

16048 Pte, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-3-15, age 19. Son of John Robert & Louisa Murfitt, Crooked Chimney, Outwell. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
NEWLING

Edward Anton

137374 Pte, 63rd Btn Machine Gun Corps, Royal Naval Division. Died 28-8-18. Formerly 20657. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France.
NEWLING

Sydney Ward Beecher

9284 A/Cpl, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds, received in Battle of Loos, 8-10-15, age 28. Son of S B & M E Newling, Outwell. Le Treport Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
ROBB

Thomas

32399 Pte, 1/4th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 25-10-18, Egypt, age 33. Son of Samuel & Emily Robb, Emneth. Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
RODWELL

George


Photograph Courtesy & Copyright
© Peter Hunter 2004
G/35373 Pte, Royal Fusiliers. Died 23-11-18. Husband of J Welbourn (formerly Rodwell), Westerby Farm, Outwell. Outwell Cemetery, Norfolk.
SMITHEE

Charles Percy

2089 Tpr, Hunstanton Troop, C Squadron, 1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action 5-12-15, Gallipoli, age 23. Son of Robert & Miriam Smithee, Up-to-Date Cottage, Outwell. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
VENNI

Harry

TF/3002 Pte, 5th Battalion, attached 13th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, died of wounds 31st July 1916, age 22. Son of William & Eliza Venni, The Common, Upwell. Lived Aquaduct. La Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourgh-L'Avoue, France. Brother of below.
VENNI

Walter

25070 Pte, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3-5-17, age 20. Lived Aquaduct. Son of William & Eliza Venni, The Common, Upwell. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of above.
WATTS

Harry

326533 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 10-10-16, age 21. Son of George & Hannah Watts, Rectory Road, Outwell. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
WRIGHT

Archibald

29371 Pte, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 7-8-17, age 24. Lived The Saddlery. Roclincourt Military Cemetery, France. Brother of below.
WRIGHT

Herbert

T/203205 Pte, 6th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 18-10-18. Lived The Saddlery. Houchin British Cemetery, France. Brother of above.
1939-45
ARNOLD

Alfred Stewart

Warrant Officer, 915438, Pilot, Royal Air Force. 5-2-44, age 25. Son of George Henry & Rose Porteous Arnold; husband of Ivy May Arnold, of Outwell, Norfolk. Upwell Cemetery, Norfolk.
BIDWELL

Bernard

Pte, 14722302, 2nd Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Rgt). 10-11-44, age 19. Son of John Robert & Grace Lucy Bidwell, of Outwell, Cambs. Mierlo War Cemetery, Netherlands.

Photograph Courtesy & Copyright © Patrick Raaijmakers 2007

BLUNT

Ernest James

Cpl, 5773904, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 1-4-42, age 23, Prisoner of War. Son of Frederick James & Beatrice Blunt, of Outwell, Cambs. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
BROWN

Reginald George

Suffolk Regiment. 25-6-41. No further information.
COOPER

Eric

Flight Lt, 111769, 65 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based B7/Martragny, France, flying Mustangs. 12-7-44,. Dreux Communal Cemetery, Eure-et-Loire, France.
COOPER

Ray


Photograph Courtesy & Copyright
© Peter Hunter 2004
Cpl, 632705, Royal Air Force. 11-7-43. Age 25. Son of Thomas & Ethel Cooper; husband of Phyllis Irene Cooper, of Outwell. Outwell Cemetery, Norfolk.
HITE

Thomas Payne

Spr, 2091748, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. 28-1-42, age 22, Prisoner of War. Son of Mr & Mrs P Hite, of Outwell; husband of M Hite, of Cromer, Norfolk. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
HORNIGOLD

John Cephas

Ord Seaman, P/JX 19054, Royal Navy. Son of William & F Hornigold, of Upwell. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
MEE

Herbert

Ldg Stoker, C/KX 108312, HMS Pembroke, Royal Navy. 6-8-45, age 42. Husband of Gladys May Mee, of West Ealing. Ealing & Old Brentford Cemetery, Middlesex.
SPRIGGS

George Ernest

Pte, 14655824, 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers. 8-8-44, age 19. Son of Alfred Edward & Rose Spriggs, of Outwell, Cambs. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
SOPER

Arthur John Charles

Lt, 27728, 59 Medium Rgt, Royal Artillery. 10-7-44, age 30. Son of Arthur & Rose Annie Soper, of Hornchurch, Essex. St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.
WILSON

Kenneth George

Flt Sgt, 1603668, Air gunner, 76 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based Holme-on-Spalding Moor, flying Halifax bombers. 2-3-44, age 21. Son of Zachariah & Ada Wilson, of Outwell, Cambs. Choloy War Cemetery, Meuthe-et-Moselle, France.

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