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PULHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Liz Leech 2008

The Pulham memorial is in the form of a brass plaque in the parish church of St. Thomas A Becket, Pulham. There are 29 names for those who served and returned and 5 who gave their lives in World War 1, no names for World War 2 but there is one burial in the churchyard.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND TO HONOUR THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF PULHAM
WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.

KELLAWAY

Wyndham Henry

Private 26812, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1918 or shortly after. Aged 26.Enlisted Sherborne, resident Pulham. Formerly 1741, Dorsetshire yeomanry. Twin brother of Reginald Maurice (below). Buried Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 111.

LOVELACE

H

Private - No further information currently available

MITCHELL

Fred William

Private 10236, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 23rd March 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Pulham, enlisted Sherborne. Son of Arthur and Edith Mitchell, of 26, High St., Topsham, Devon. Buried in St. John the Baptist Churchyard, Londonthorpe, Lincolnshire.

PARSONS

Herbert Edwards

Lance Corporal 606, Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21st August 1915. Born Wincanton, enlisted Sherborne, resident Pulham (SDGW Fulham). No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. HELLES MEMORIAL

WARREN

Harry

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1917. Buried in Perth cemetery (China Wall), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, belgium. Plot I. Row K. Grave 24.

"THE GLORIOUS DEAD"

The following village men are commemorated on the plaque for their service to their country and returned after the war

BOATSWAIN

J

Private.

BROWN

A

R.N.

DRAKE

W

Gunner.

FOX

A

Sergeant.

FOX

E

Lance Corporal.

JEANES

F

Private.

KELLAWAY

Reginald Maurice

Trooper. Returned to the village, where he was a farmer. Died 3rd April 1971. Aged 79. Buried in the parish churchyard of St. Thomas A Becket, Pulham. His brother made the ulitmate sacrifice in World War 1.

KING

G

Sergeant.

LANNING

E

Private.

LANNING

W G

Private.

MITCHELL

Albert

Private.

MITCHELL

Arthur

Driver.

MITCHELL

B

Private.

MITCHELL

E

Driver.

MITCHELL

H G

Private.

MITCHELL

P

Corporal.

MITCHELL

Walter

Corporal.

MITCHELL

Wilfred

Sergeant.

PARSONS

Ed

Private.

PARSONS

Ernest

Private.

PARSONS

F

Driver.

PERRIS

Wilfred Gideon

Private. Returned to the village, where he was the cobbler. Died 30/121976 aged 85 & is buried in the parish churchyard of St. Thomas A Becket, Pulham.

WARR

E

Private.

WARREN

P

Lance Corporal.

“We have heard with our ears, O God
What work thou did’st in the days of old”

1939-1945

HAMMOND

Albert Aaron

Private 5732990, Royal Army Ordinance Corps. Died 25th August 1943. Aged 28. Son of George and Martha M. Hammond; husband of Hilda Dorothy Hammond, of East Pulham.

“Dauntless in danger
Loving and kind
A beautiful memory
Left behind”

Last updated 27 May, 2008

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