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UPWELL 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 Upwell stands beside the A1101 that runs through Upwell. It takes the form of an Angal mounted on a tall, square pedestal with a carved Union Jack and laurels on the main face. There are 57 names for World War 1 and 10 for World War 2. Further memorials exist in the church of St Peter.

1914-1918

ALLEN

John Cawthorn (Cauthorn)

39408 Pte, 35th Royal Fusiliers Labour Corps. Died 1-2-19, age 26. Eldest son of Cauthorn and Mamy Allen, of Green Drove (Upwell). Died after operation for appendicitis at base hospital. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 2, Somme, France.

AMPS

Donald William

18605 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment (A company). Killed 1-9-15, age 18. Son of Mr G & Mrs A H Amps, of The Lord Nelson, Lakesend. Native of March, Cambs. Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium. See also Upwell St Peter

BAINES

Walter

345331 Pte, 1/8th Royal Scots. Died of wounds 27-3-18, age 31. Formerly 290052 Norfolk Regiment and 356931 Highland Light Infantry. Son of Ellen Baines, of Town St, Upwell. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime. See also Upwell St Peter

BALDERSON

Samuel Frederick

13725 Pte, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3-7-16, age 21. Son of Samuel Balderson, of Wisbech Rd, Outwell. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Upwell St Peter

BOWERS

Tom

2nd Lt, Army Cyclists Corps. Died 31-8-19. Upwell (St Peter) Churchyard.

BOWLES

John

25438 Pte, 5th Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4-11-17, age 27. Formerly 26584 Suffolk Regiment. Husband of Hannah Grace Bowles, of 122 Norwich Rd, Walsoken. Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, France. See also Upwell St Peter

CANHAM

Stanley

16424 Pte, 2nd Norfolk Regiment. Died heatstroke 18-7-16 (Mesopotamia), age 17. Third son of Mrs A E Canham, of Town Street. Amara War Cemetery. See also Upwell St Peter

COLE

Herbert

9529 L/Cpl, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2-1-15, age 21. Son of Mr G & Mrs S Cole, of Prospect House, Pious Drove, Upwell. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. See also Upwell St Peter

COX

George William

382023 Pte, 10th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (TF). Killed in action 22-7-17. Son of Harriett Cox, Upwell. Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras. See also Upwell St Peter

DAVIS

Thomas Rolfe

40434 Pte, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 18-2-17, age 31. Son of Samuel John and Sarah Jane Davis, of Upwell. Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. See also Upwell St Peter

DEIGHTON

Arthur

(George Alfred) 19619 Pte, 10th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 24-3-17. Roclincourt Valley Cemetery. See also Upwell St Peter

DUNHAM

Arthur

12815 L/Cpl, 2nd Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 9-10-17, age 30. Son of the late Nathan & Elizabeth Dunham, of Upwell. Husband of Louisa Dunham, of Marmont Priory Sluice, Upwell. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

FEETHAM

George Harry

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 Outwell and Upwell St Peter

FEETHAM

William 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 Outwell and Upwell St Peter

HARDIMENT

Hubert

3726 Pte, 4/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, Battalion police, wounded in air raid, died (home) 1-4-16, age 21. Lived Pingle Bridge. Upwell (St Peter) Churchyard, UK. See also Upwell St Peter

HARTLEY

George William

41549 Pte, 1st Essex Regiment. Killed in action 30-11-17, age 35. Son of Sarah Elizabeth Harltey, of Lots Bridge, Three Holes. Born and resident Lotsbridge Three Holes, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 5708 Norfolk Regiment. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. See also Upwell St Peter

HAYCOCK

Edward

16965 L/Cpl, 2nd Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 1-12-17, age 23. Son of Mr and Mrs Edward Haycock, Small Lode, Upwell. Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. See also Upwell St Peter

HILLS

Albert Edward

235228 Pte, 8th Seaforth Highlanders. 15-10-18, age 27. Son of Edward & Sarah Ann Hills, Small Lode, Upwell. Cambrin Military Cemetery. See also Upwell St Peter

HILLS

Sidney

18487 L/Sgt, 1st Leicester Regiment. Killed in action 27-4-17. Lived Three Holes. St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, France. See also Upwell St Peter

HOVELL

Charles William

203569 Pte, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-4-18. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. See also Upwell St Peter

JERMEY

Walter

23098 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Died 8-2-17, age 19. Son of William and Maria Jermey, of Council Houses, Three Holes. Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. (Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt Mem). See also Upwell St Peter

JOHNSON

Charles George

3/9022 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22-1-16, age 21. Son of Joseph & Mary Johnson. Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium. See also Upwell St Peter

JOHNSON

George Steward

15702 Pte, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12-10-16, age 24. Son of Mr & Mrs J Johnson, bakers, Upwell. Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, France. See also Upwell St Peter

JOHNSON

Hugh C

1967, Sgt, 56th Battalionn, Australian Imperial Force. Died of wounds 17-5-18, 61st CCS (wounded 15-5-18), age 27. Son of Mr R Johnson, lived near the Post Office. Enlisted Sydney, New South Wales. Born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, the son of Robert Johnson. On November 23, 1914, he enlisted in the A.I.F. in Liverpool, N.S.W. Visnacourt British Cemetery. See also Upwell St Peter

JOHNSON

[William] Leonard

59516 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21-12-18. Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Harve, Seine-Maritime, France. See also Upwell St Peter

LINDSAY

Robert

56716 Pte, 95th Coy Labour Corps. Died 8-10-18, Salonika. Formerly G/29152 14th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment & 38724 Middlesex Regiment. Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece. See also Upwell St Peter

PALMER

Percy

8089 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 16-8-16. Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. See also Upwell St Peter

PLEASANTS

Arthur

326306 (3546) Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27-4-18. Formerly 12817 Suffolk Regiment. Husband of Lucy Pleasants, 3 Oil Mill Lane, Wisbech. Haringhe (Bandaghem) Mil Cem, Belgium.

POLLINGTON

James Herbert

39458 Pte, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Missing, Killed in action 27-5-17, age 20. Arras Memorial, France. Son of the late John & Rebecca Pollington. See also Upwell St Peter

POLLINGTON

John Henry

probably 20707 Pte, 1st Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13-8-15 sinking of the troopship Royal Edward in the Aegean Sea. Helles Memorial, Turkey. Born Downnham Mkt, enlisted Kings Lynn, resident Mundford, Norfolk. Formerly 8649, Norfolk Regiment. (Plaque in church gives date of death as 29-8-16). See also Upwell St Peter

PRATT

George

4041 Pte, 3/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 9-11-15, age 16 (Tring), diphtheria. Youngest son of Richard & Agnes Pratt, Town Street. Fruitgrower. Tring Cemetery, UK. Brother of below. See also Upwell St Peter

PRATT

Sidney James

9004 L/Cpl, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9-4-18, age 25. Son of Richard & Agnes Pratt, Town Street. Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Brother of above. See also Upwell St Peter

PUNTER

Frank

136443 Pte, Royal Army Medical Corps. 18-5-20, age 23. Husband of Henrietta Punter, 62 St Peter's Rd, Radford, Notts. Nottingham General Cemetery, Notts. See also Upwell St Peter

PUNTER

Thomas

326447 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17. Small Lode, Upwell. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. See also Upwell St Peter

ROGERS

Percy

No further information currently available.

ROOFE

Arthur

16713 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs W Roofe, Upwell. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Upwell St Peter

RUSSELL

Alfred

275054 Pte, 2/6th Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 11-7-17, age 29. Formerly 327870 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of Alfred and Rhoda Russell, of Lilybank, Upwell. Nieuport Memorial, Belgium. See also Upwell St Peter

RUST

George A

330860 Pte, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20-11-17. Formerly 9869 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Ribecourt British Cemetery, France. See also Upwell St Peter

SANDAL

Fred

PW6609 Pte, 1st Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 23-4-17, age 24. Son of Mr William Sandal, Thurlands Drove, Upwell. Arras Memorial, France. See also Upwell St Peter

SANDAL

George

29340 Pte, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-9-18. Son of Mrs E Sandal, of Wingland, Sutton Bridge. Chapelle British Cemetery, Aisne, France. See also Upwell St Peter

SHEPHERD

Herbert

R/463 Pte, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, RNVR. Died of wounds 22-7-17. Newmarket Cemetery, Suffolk. See also Upwell St Peter

Able Seaman. Joined Nelson Bn. BEF 28/4/17-6/5/17 wounded, Invalided to UK 19/5/17 DOW at 2 a.m. in 1st London Gen. Hosp. Camberwell (GSW Arm & L.Thigh, Comp. Frac. 6/5/17) Born Emneth, Norfolk 5/10/1885. A Licensed Victualler. Husband of Ursula R. Shepherd, of Stanley Stores, Newmarket. (wife re-married: Mrs. Ursula R. Evans).

SKEELS

Elijah

202921 Pte, 1/4th Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 17, in Egypt. Born Latebridge, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery. See also Upwell St Peter

SMITH

Bertie

23392 Pte, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 27-7-16. Son of Mr & Mrs Smith, The Dovecot. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of below. See also Upwell St Peter

SMITH

Sidney

9002 L/Cpl, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-16. Son of Mr & Mrs Smith, The Dovecot. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of above. See also Upwell St Peter

STEWARD

Josiah

2267 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24-5-15, age 20. Son of Timothy and Caroline Steward, of March Riverside, Upwell. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. See also Upwell St Peter

STONE

Horace

203572 Pte, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30-4-18, age 28. Lived Welney, horseman at Three Holes. Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, Belgium. See also Upwell St Peter

TAYLOR

Walter Henry

17892 Pte, 2nd East Surrey Regiment. Died 3-7-18 (Salonika), age 22. Son of James and Mary A Taylor, of Upwell. Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece. See also Upwell St Peter

TOWSON

Frederick William

52205 Pte, 9th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 8-8-18. Dive Copse British Cemetery, Somme, France. See also Upwell St Peter

TROWER

Fred Edward

T/343586 Pte, Army Service Corps. Died of dysentery, 20-3-19, age 34. Son of Charles Trower, of Lots Bridge. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Trower, of Town St, Upwell. Upwell (St Peter) Churchyard, Norfolk. See also Upwell St Peter

VURLEY

Walter

31452 Pte, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9-8-16, age 27. Second son of Mrs J W Vurley, Church Bridge. Baker in Scunthorpe. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Upwell St Peter

WAKEFIELD

Herbert

50407 Pte, 8th North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20-9-17, age 25. Son of George Wakefield, of Horse Head Drove, Three Holes. Formerly 69468 Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. See also Upwell St Peter

WARBY

Joseph Percival

Z6251 AB, RNVR, HMS President. 15-3-19. Died of influenza at RN Hospital Granthom, Scotland. Only son of Mr & Mrs James Henry Warby. Age 20. Upwell (St Peter) Churchyard. LZ/6251; No RND service. See also Upwell St Peter

WARBY

William Reginald

G/10875 Pte, 6th East Kent Regiment. Died of wounds 11-7-17. Son of Mr H Warby, of the Rose and Crown, Upwell. Duisans British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. See also Upwell St Peter

WARD

George Edward

5276 Pte, 1/4th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 29-10-16, age 21. Son of George & Elizabeth Ward, of March Riverside, Upwell. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Upwell St Peter

WENN

Arthur

66082 Pte, 32nd coy Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 8-10-17, age 28. Formerly 31267 Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Mr & Mrs George Wenn, of Workhouse Lane, Upwell. Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. See also Upwell St Peter

WOOLNER

Walter Frederick

66043 Pte, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 19-3-20, age 22. Son of Daniel and Harriet E Woolner, of Hundreds Farm, Welney. Tottenham and Wood Green Cemetery, Middlesex. (Listed Wisbech General Cemetery, screen wall) See also Upwell St Peter

YOUNGS

Henry

[Listed on both memorials as YOIUNGS but in records as YOUNG] 21303 Pte, 7th Border Regiment. Killed in action 30-7-16, age 29. Formerly 19506 Norfolk Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Upwell St Peter

Buried in churchyard

GOODMAN

David John

Pte 24179, Labour Corps. Died home 6-11-18, age 29. Formerly 48568 Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of the late William & Ann Goodman. Husband of Sally Smart (formerly Goodman), of Coldham. Upwell (St Peter) Churchyard, Norfolk.

Listed on plaque, but not on memorial.

SMITH

George William

Plaque gives date of death as 11-12-19, possibly Rfm George William SMITH 2nd Bt. Kings Royal Rifle Corps died of wounds 14/9/1914, buried: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL Seine-et-Marne, France. Born an resident Wisbech, enlisted Norwich. Son of George William Smith of Three Holes, Wisbech. Formerly 1336 N. Fusiliers.

SMITH

Robert Griffin

Plaque gives date of death as Sept 1914.

1939-45

GOOCH

Douglas Haig

2617112, L/Cpl, 6th Grenadier Guards. 8-11-45, age 25. Husband of Dorthy May Gooch. Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. See also Upwell St Peter

HARGRAVE

George Melton Tim


Photograph Courtesy & Copyright
© Peter Hunter 2004

149621, Pilot Officer, 57 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based East Kirkby, Lincs, flying Lancasters. 28-9-43, age 22. Son of James Scouler Hargrave & Mabel Annie Hargrave., of Upwell. Upwell Baptist Chapelyard, Norfolk. See also Upwell St Peter

NUNN

John David

JX 518552, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Collingwood, Royal Navy. 18-6-43, age 18. Son of William George & Bertha Nunn, of Upwell. Upwell Cemetery, Norfolk. See also Upwell St Peter

PARMENTER

Stanley


Photograph Courtesy & Copyright
© Richard E Hinkle 2002

5773939, Pte, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 10-2-45, age 26, Prisoner of War. Son of Frederick William & Eliza Parmenter; husband of Flossie Pearl Parmenter, Bridport, Glamorgan. Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong. See also Upwell St Peter

PLUMB

Harry

Corporal 5825180, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died of beri-beri 11-12-43, age 30, Prisoner of War. Son of Arthur & Lucy Plumb, of Town St, Upwell; husband of Joyce Marion Plumb, of Felixstowe. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. See also Upwell St Peter

TOWNLEY

Richard Peyton

Major, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, attached 5th King's African Rifles. 9-5-45, age 34. Son of the Rev Alexander Peregrine Townley MA & R L Townley, Upwell Rectory, Norfolk. Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh. See also Upwell St Peter

WARD

Charles Derek

1386499, Sgt, 106 Squadron Royal Air Froce Volunteer Reserve, based at Systerston, Notts, flying Lancasters. 15-10-42, age 31. Husband of Syliva Ward, of Lister's Drove, Upwell; husband of Sylvia Ward, of Upwell. Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany. See also Upwell St Peter

WATSON

Ernest

No further information currently available. See also Upwell St Peter

WOOLL

Jack

No further information currently available. See also Upwell St Peter

YOUNG

Dennis


Photograph Courtesy & Copright
© Richard E Hinkle 2002

18592, Spr, 560 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. 3-7-45, age 26, Prisoner of War. Son of William Dennis & Rachel Young, of Upwell. Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong. See also Upwell St Peter

Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:

BELLAMY Jack Roland
14558073, Gnr, 2 Field Rgt, Royal Artillery, 24-10-44, age 21. Son of Sidney Albert & Ada Bellamy, of Poulter's Drove, Three Holes Bridge. Farenza War Cemetery, Italy. See also Christchurch.
FRANCE Ronald
Sgt 580854, 211 Squadron RAFVR. 31-12-40, age 22. Son of Leslie William & Dorothy France, of March. He lived at Townley School House, Christchurch. Alamein Memorial, Egypt. See also Christchurch.
MONEY Percy Stanley
Pte, 5777503, 6th Queen's Own Royal West Kent Rgt, 14-12-42, age 23. Son of Mr & Mrs J W Money, Veat Bank, Christchurch; husband of Mrs Grace Money, 24 Field Baulk, March. Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia. See also Christchurch.
PARKER Norman Lionel
Tpr 7957005, 250 Tank Delivery Squadron, Royal Armoured Corps. 26-4-43, age 20. Son of John & Emma Parker, of Sherlock House, Three Holes; husband of Freda Evelyn Joan Parker. Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. See also Christchurch.
ROLFE Colin
5836464, Pte, 3rd btn Parachute Rgt, AAC. Wounded & PoW at Arnhem, repatriated and died of wounds at Basingstoke 15-7-45, age 22. Orphaned son of late Walter & Harriett Rolfe, of Sheffield. Lived with Mr & Mrs J Frost, of Euximoor, Christchurch. Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery, Yorks. See also Christchurch.
WRIGHT Leonard Ernest
L/Cpl 2623732, 1st Grenadier Guards. 5-3-45, age 21. Son of Leonard & Elizabeth Hardy Wright, of Day's Bungalow, Christchurch. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. See also Christchurch.

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