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WYMONDHAM (LEICS) WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2003

The memoprialstands in the churchyard of St Peter's Church, Wymondham.

For more details and to see photographs of the Rolls of Honour please visit the Wymondham War memorial site.

This memorial cross
bears the honoured names
of the men of this parish
who gave their lives
in the Great War 1914-1918
or in that of 1939-1945
and it is dedicated to them
by their fellow villagers
in grateful remembrance

1914 – 1918

BAINES

Benjamin Inchley

[Spelt Benjamin Hinckley on SDGW] Private 20874, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia Thursday 6th April 1916. Age 25. Born and resident Wymondham, enlisted Leicester. Son of Jane Elizabeth Baines, of Virginia Cottage, High St., Uppingham, Rutland, and the late Benjamin Baines. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 12.

BELLAMY

George Eli

Private 15873, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 4th August 1915. Age 27. Born Manton, enlisted Leicester, resident Wymondham. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Bellamy, of Wymondham, Oakham. Buried in BIRR CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. D. 24.

DYKE

Robert William

Private 29920, 2nd/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 10th October 1917. Age 19. Born and resident Wymondham, enlisted Grantham. Son of William Henry and Lucy Dyke, of The Willows, Wymondham, Oakham. Rutland. Formerly 37712, North Staffordshire Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 77 to 79 and 163A.

HUDDLESTONE

Albert George Victor

[Listed as HUDDLESTON on CWGC] Private 14984, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 22nd March 1918. Age 22. Born and resident Wymondham, enlisted Reading. Son of Christopher and Lucy Huddleston. Buried in ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave II. D. 4.

JOHNSON

Alfred

Private 18/1468, 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Monday 18th September 1916. Age 30. Born Wymondham, enlisted Sheffield. Son of Arthur and Mary Jane Johnson. Brother of Harold below. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C

JOHNSON

Harold

Private 3460, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action Friday 12th October 1917. Age 26. Born Wymondham, enlisted Melton. Son of Arthur and Mary Johnson. Brother of Alfred above. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.

KNOTT

Reginald

Private 20973, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 2nd November 1917. Born and resident Wymondham, enlisted Leicester. Brother of Mr. R. P. Knott, of Bungalows, Leicester Rd., Melton, Mowbray. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.

POLLARD

Edward

Private 40698, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action Friday 12th April 1918. Age 30. Born Market Overton, enlisted Beeston, Nottinghamshire. Son of Joseph and Ann Pollard, of Wymondham, Oakham. His brother Harry also fell (see below). Formerly 51626, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 124 to 125 and 162 to 162A.

POLLARD

Harry

Private 13057, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 27th May 1918. Age 23. Born and enlisted Melton Mowbray. Son of Joseph and Amy Pollard, of Wymondham, Oakham. His brother Edward also fell (see above). Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

SUMMERS

John William

Able Seaman R/687, "D" Company, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Missing, assumed killed in action 4th September 1918, later reported killed in action. Born 4 September 1898 at Wymondham, Leicestershire, he was killed on his 20th birthday. Formerly served 90 days in Coldstreams Guards. Enrolled 29th January 1917, entered 6th February 1917. With the draft for BEF 12th November 1917, Hood Battalion 24th November 1917 to 31st December 1917 when he sustained gunshot wounds to his left hand, invalided to the United Kingdom 18th February 1918 with enteritis. Returned with the draft for BEF 11th June 1918, joined Hood Battalion 8th July 1918 and served with them until his death. A Farm Hand by trade. He lived with his parents, Elizabeth and the late Richard, at Church Cottage, Wymondham, Oakham, Leicestershire. According to the 1911 census his mother was a widow and he lived with his three sisters and brother at Park Cottages, Wymondham. Buried in QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 1.

VEASY

Albert

[Spelt VEASEY on CWGC] Lance Corporal 26908, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died Sunday 7th April 1918. Born and resident Wymondham, enlisted Melton Mowbray. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. B. 23.

VEASY

John Thomas

[Spelt VEASEY on CWGC] Private 20875, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 25th September 1916. Born and resident Wymondham, enlisted Leicester. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A.

WILLETT

Charles William

Private 13313, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 2nd January 1918. Born Wymondham, enlisted Melton Mowbray, resident Oakham. Son of William and Hannah Willett, of Wymondham, Oakham, Rutland. Brother of Gerald Percy listed below. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Grave IV. D. 14.

WILLETT

Gerald Percy

Private 16160, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 17th October 1917. Age 26. Born Wymondham, enlisted Melton Mowbray, resident Grantham. Son of William and Hannah Willett, of Wymondham, Oakham, Rutland. Brother of Charles William listed above. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. C. 5.

In the grave yard but not on the memorial
FRISBY Charles George Private 6029, 12th Training Battalion, Depot, Leicestershire Regiment. Died at home 21st February 1917. Born Wymondham, enlisted Loughborough, resident Diseworth, Derbyshire. Buried in ST PETER CHURCHYARD, WYMONDHAM, Leicestershire.

1939– 1945

CANTERFORD

Thomas William

Gunner 555851, Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 2nd July 1940. Age 23. Husband of B. M. Canterford, of Market Overton, Rutland. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 3. Column 1.

DENT

Robert

probably Robert Dent, Chief Engineer Officer, S.S. Nailsea Court (Cardiff), Merchant Navy. Died 10th March 1943. Age 50. Son of William and Mary Jane Dent; husband of Ruby Victoria Dent, of Rhiwbina, Glamorgan. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 71.

EMERTON

John Morris

Second Lieutenant 117317, 2/5th, Leicestershire Regiment. Died Saturday 25th May 1940. Age 20. Son of John E. and Annie Emerton, of Wymondham, Leicestershire. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 48.

FITT

James Frederick

Lance Corporal 5572181, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 18th January 1944. Age 24. Son of James Percy and Ethel Emma Fitt, of Wymondham, Leicestershire. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave VI. B. 14.

KEIGHTLEY

George William

Corporal 4801292, 8th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died Tuesday 13 June 1944. Age 27. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 18, Column 1.

KEIGHTLEY

John Cliff

Sergeant 1202833, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 26th September 1942. Age 29. Son of Frederick and Mary Keightley; husband of Irene Adeline Keightley, of Wealdstone. Harrow. Buried in WEALDSTONE CEMETERY, HARROW, Middlesex. Sec. A. Grave 60.

LAMBERT, DFM

William Tharves

Flying Officer 145181, Navigator, 109 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 23rd December 1944. Age 36. Son of William and Caroline Lambert; husband of Barbara Alice Lambert, of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave 11. A. 16.

SHERWIN

Peter Michel Arthur

Second Lieutenant 321355, Devonshire Regiment attached 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Monday 8th May 1944. Age 20. Son of Herbert William and Florence Ann Sherwin, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Son of Herbert William and Florence Ann Sherwin, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Buried in IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY, India. Grave 7. D. 22.

THACKER

Lionel W

No further information currently.

WADDINGTON

George Frederick

Private 5885335, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Sunday 11th July 1943. Age 30. Son of Frederick Herbert and Maria Elizabeth Waddington, of Grantham, Lincolnshire. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Grave IV. B. 11.

Last updated 16 February, 2010

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