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ALDBOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith 2003

Aldborough is a village midway between Cromer and Aylsham

1914 – 1918

BACON

Walter Leonard

Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.

BRETT

Archibald

Private 40308. 8th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22 March 1918. Born and lived Aldborough. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 29 and 30

DAVEY

Sydney Guy

Major 4th Bn., Norfolk Regiment attd. 40th Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Killed in action Monday 25 March 1918. Age 25. Son of Guy and Mary Bell Davey, of Aldborough Rectory, Norwich. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10

GAY

Edmund

Captain "D" Coy. 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died Thursday 12 August 1915. Age 32. Son of the late Edward and Ellen Gay (nee Waterfield), of Aldborough Hall, Norwich; husband of Margaret Gay (nee Esson), of Manor House, Wickmere, Norwich. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44 (not on CD)

LEE

Herbert

Private 26523. 11th Bn., Hampshire Regiment. Formerly 28101 Essex Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 6 November 1916. Lived Aldborough. Enlisted Cromer. Buried: PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Ref. III. C. 14.

LEWELL

George James

Private 29817. 1st/5th Bn., Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Formerly 266083 Queen’s Royal West Surreys. Killed in action Sunday 31 March 1918. Age 34. Born and lived Aldborough. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Lewell, of Aldborough; husband of Alice Maria Lewell, of Thurgarton, Aldborough, Norwich. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45

MARTINS

Oscar

Private 7699. 2nd Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died Sunday 29 April 1917. Age 25. Born Aldborough. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Martins, of Aldborough Green, Aldborough, Norfolk. Commemorated: BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 10

MARTINS

Sidney Alfred

Private 3/7677. 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 12 August 1916. Age 22. Born Thurgarton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Alfred and E. G. Martins, of The Green, Aldborough, Norwich. Buried: POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France Ref. IV. K. 31.

SPURRELL

Frederick John Durnford

Second Lieutenant. 9th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment. Died Friday 19 February 1915. Age 19. Son of William D. and Ada Spurrell, of Banningham, Aylsham. Born at Crondall, Hants. Buried: ALDBOROUGH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom

WILKIN

William

Private 240498. 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 2 November 1917. Enlisted Aldborough. Commemorated: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 12 to 15

Other memorials

War memorial dedication:

The Memorial gives Rank, Initial, surname and Regiment.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE
OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE
PARISH OF ALDBOROUGH
FALLEN IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918

Sydney Guy Davey:

To the Glory of God
and in grateful thanks for
the Memory of my Fiancé
SYDNEY GUY DAVEY
Major 10th Battn.
Machine Gun Corps
this Altar Top and Mensa
were given.
He was killed in action at
Ervillers, France on the night
of March 24th 25th 1918
Aged 24.

To the Glory of GOD and in Loving Memory of
My Husband EDMUND GAY. Capt. 1/5th Battn. Norfolk
Regiment who went missing at Sulva Bay
on 12th August 1915.

8 February 2004

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