Norfolk there are various memorials and
rolls of honour dedicated to those men and women who fell
in various wars. These memorials and rolls cover many centuries
in some cases, most World War One and Two.
any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance
that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations
and medals have been awarded.
anybody has information for those of the Second World War,
Boer War, or the like similar to those supplied for the First
World War then I would gladly post these as well.
pages are available for transcripts of these memorials
and rolls of honour. If you have a transcription of,
or you are willing to transcribe, a Norfolk memorial
or roll of honour for these pages then please contact
me, the email address is below.
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must
go to Cliff Brown, Phil Curme, Dave Edwards, Lynda Smith,
Christopher Comber, Joanne Robb, Ann McClean, Marlene
Williamson, Fiona Davis and many others - thank you
are stories of bravery and of daring and some have been
recounted here. See Mark Crame's quest to commemorate
two pilots from World War 2 - Johnny
Wiseman and Allan Haddon - from 609 Squadron.
Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information
accurately but there are occasions that the information supplied
is incorrect or errors occur during transcription. We do not
wish to cause offence to any families of the men detailed
here and will change the relevant information when informed.
note that places detailed on these memorials may appear in
the wrong county. This information has been transcribed from
the records given and, as the men were parochial, the information
supplied at enlistment was the view of the men and the county
they thought they resided in.
those of you with an interest in the World War 1 there
British Army in the Great War, World
War 1 - Trenches on the Web, the Regimental
Warpath and the Cambridgeshire branch of the Western
Front Association. Cliff Brown, Chairman
of the Cambridgeshire branch of the WFA, Lynda Smith,
Dave Edwards and Phil Cume have generously added detail
to the names recorded for many of these memorials giving
details of those who died. These names are all taken
from the main local war memorial (i.e. the town or village
memorial). Some extra names are added on the end when
they crop up elsewhere in the town/village, such as
someone buried in the cemetery.
further reading when researching World War 1 relatives
then there is a book published by the Federation of
Family History Societies for family Historians entitled
"World War I Army Ancestry - Third Edition"
by Norman Holding ISBN 1 86006 056 2.
Dereham was one of the places where troop movements
could be seen during World War 1 and there a some
photographs taken at this time
web site dedicated to Merchant Navy seamen who were
trained at the (PWSTS). The PWSTS was founded in 1920
at Limehouse in London. The PWSTS was used to train
boys for service as deck ratings in the Merchant Navy
and was operated by the British Sailors Society. The
PWSTS moved to Ingham, Stalham in 1940 and eventually
transferred to Dover in 1953 until its closure in 1976.
Society's aim is to reunite merchant navy seamen and
to eventually establish a museum to commemorate the
school, its staff and those who died during the war.
roll of honour board, which list boys trained at PWSTS
Ingham, Norfolk can be viewed at:
War 1 & 2 -Norfolk Selection
- Memorial Selection
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To gain an
overview of all the towns and parishes covered, and hopefully
to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical
following places do not appear to have memorials:
Bagthorpe, Cockthorpe and Warham St Mary
Norfolk Regimental Museum
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 - 493649
Fax: +44 (0) 1603 - 493623
to the Museum
museum is siutated in the very ventre of Norwich,
on the East side of the Castle Mound, next
door to the Shirehall and opposite Anglia
TV studios. The displays are themed and set
out chronologically, with excellent interpretative
panels; designed for those with no military
knowledge as welt as the military historian.
The Regiment was formed in 1685 and served
around the world. The museum tells its story
and the part that Norfolk’s soldiers,
and their families, played in shaping three
centuries of global history. The troops brought
back some fascinating things from their various
campaigns, some with obvious military use
and some that are much more bizarre. There’s
an important photographic collection which
has been drawn upon for both the displays
and a video about the Regiment in India. The
extensive medal collection contains examples
of every campaign medal and gallantry medal
awarded to a Norfolk Regiment officer, including
two Victoria Crosses. It’s an inspiring
history lesson for visitors of all ages, and
a fascinating insight into life in the ranks.
There are also sections devoted to daily life
in the Army, bands and drums etc. Entrance
is also possible from the Castle Museum via
a tunnel and reconstructed First World War
Communication Trench. There is a temporary
exhibition space for changing displays on
a wide range of themes. The following are
Norfolk Regiment Collection
(or East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot
Regiment of Foot
Henry Cornwall's Regiment of Foot
information about soldiers who fell, were awarded medals and more
is to be found in old copies of the London
Gazette. Here is a brief resume:
London Gazette, first published in 1665, is the oldest, continuously
published newspaper in the United Kingdom and probably the world.
The London Gazette and its sister publications, the Edinburgh
and Belfast Gazettes, have a unique position in British publishing.
They are official newspapers of the Crown. The London Gazette
contains a wide range of office notices including State, Parliamentary
and Ecclesiastical notices, Transport and Planning notices as
well as Corporate and Personal Insolvency notices to name a
few. In addition, a number of Supplements are published covering
Honours and Awards, Premium Bonds, Armed Forces Promotions and
Re-gradings, Companies' information, etc. and a Quarterly Index.
the 17th century, it was believed that National efficiency depended
on the intelligence received by the Crown and that the reckless
publishing of news might endanger it. An embargo on the printing
of news other than reports of events abroad, natural disasters,
Royal declarations and sensational crime continued until 1640.
This had the effect of delaying the development of the press
in the UK. Censorship was introduced in 1643, followed by licensing
of news publications. The Gazette came about because of two
momentous events: the Great Plague and the decision of King
Charles II to remove his court - effectively the government
of the time - to Oxford. The London Gazette started life as
the Oxford Gazette and after a few months changed to its current
section contains various news reports and cuttings, old and
new, with reference to the memorials in and around Huntingdonshire.
To view the section please click
of the cap badges
are laid out, on a separate page.
all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various
types of animal that served and fell in World War I for example,
and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission for
the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet.
There is also another site that describes
these memorials. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping
can be found on MyFarEast
Lynn Hardwick Road Cemetery
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