32556. 7th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in
France & Flanders on 30th November 1917. Born Aldeby. Lived Deptford,
Kent. Enlisted Camberwell, Surrey. Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial,
Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 6.
Corporal 1028. 22nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action
in France & Flanders on 24th May 1916. Born Toftmonks, Norfolk.
Lived Chippenham. Enlisted Canning Town, London. Commemorated:
Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
5715A. H.M.S. Clan McNaughton, Royal Naval Reserve. Died on 3rd
February 1915. Aged 19. Son of Frederick Alp. Commemorated: Chatham
Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 14.
Special note: HMS Clan MacNaughton was last heard
of off the north coast of Ireland on 3rd February 1915. She is
assumed to have foundered and sunk with all hands.
19258. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on
20th July 1917. Born Aldeby. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Basra War
Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. IV. E. 9.
17393. 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France
& Flanders on 25th May 1915. Aged 19. Born Burgh St Peter, Norfolk.
Enlisted Beccles. Eldest son of George and Florence Cooper, of
Miles Cottages, Aldeby, Beccles, Norfolk. Commemorated: Ypres
(Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
Smith 10/772. 87th Battery Royal Field Artillery. Died at home
on 4th November 1918. Aged 45. Born Norwich. Enlisted Woolwich,
Kent. Husband of Harriet Eggett, of Sparham Hill, Great Witchingham,
Norfolk. Buried: Lambeth (Tooting) Cemetery, London. Ref. Screen
Wall. A.3. 451.
on the CD). Private 16765. 33rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Transferred
to (59641) Labour Corps. Died at home on 28th July 1918. Aged
24. Son of Thomas James and Mary Ann Howes, of Aldeby. Born at
Wheatacre. Buried: Aldeby (St. Mary) Churchyard. East end of church.
1515/ES. H.M. Drifter Buckler, Royal Naval Reserve. Died on 11th
May 1916. Aged 25. Husband of Eva M. Butcher (formerly Leathers),
of Aldeby. Buried: Aldeby (St. Mary) Churchyard. East end of church.
153301. 252nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed
in action in France & Flanders on 20th March 1918. Born and lived
Aldeby. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: The Huts Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Ref. XV. C. 7.
43852. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 4467 Suffolk
Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 18th January
1919. (CD gives 19th January). Born Aldeby. Enlisted Lowestoft.
Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Ref. S. IV. J. 1.
Harry Clayton Orpin. Ship's Chief Cook 340631. H.M.S. Pembroke,
Royal Navy. Died on 13th June 1915. Buried: Gillingham (Woodlands)
Cemetery, Kent. Ref. Naval. 19. 982.
31608. 11th Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France
& Flanders on 24th June 1917. Aged 20. Born Beccles, Suffolk.
Lived Aldeby. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Maria Rouse. Commemorated:
Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 85 to 87.
& CD have Christian name as Allured.) Private 8912. 1st Battalion
Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 25th
May 1915. Aged 19. Born Wenhaston, Suffolk. Enlisted Halesworth.
Son of James and Julia A. M. Saker, of Park Farm, North Elmham,
Dereham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
43337. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died at home on 27th November
1916. Aged 21. Born Heckingham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried:
Norton Subcourse (St. Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk. Against West
boundary (North part).
15133, 10th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died at home on 28th March
1915. Born Aldeby. Enlisted Norwich. Buried Felixstowe (Walton)
200959. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in
Palestine on 19th April 1917. Born Honing, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich.
Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXIII. D. 7.
4574. (CD gives 4579). 4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died at
home on 24th October 1919. Aged 26. (CD gives 24th October 1915).
Born Honing. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Richard and Thirza E. Slater,
of College Farm Cottages, Aldeby, Beccles, Suffolk. Buried: Birmingham
(Lodge Hill) Cemetery, Warwickshire. Ref. B10. 3. 279A.
Serjeant Major 8525. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in
action in France & Flanders on 13th November 1916. Aged 22. Born
Toft Monks, Norfolk. Enlisted Beccles. Son of Henry and Elizabeth
Snowling, of Waterheath Rd., Aldeby, Beccles. Commemorated: Thiepval
Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
Hand 11241DA. H.M. Smack Ethel and Millie, Royal Naval Reserve.
Died on 16th August 1917. Aged 38. Son of George and Sarah Soanes,
of Aldeby, Suffolk; husband of Florence Soanes, of 97, Carlton
Rd., South Lowestoft. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial,
Kent. Column 26.
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Private 10242. 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment (Memorial
gives 3rd Battalion). Killed in action in France & Flanders on
22nd March 1918. Born Beccles. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated:
Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France. Sp.
Mem. 3. H. 13.
Corporal 18623. 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed
in action in France & Flanders on 4th March 1917. Born Aldeby.
Enlisted Norwich. Not found on CWGC.
Corporal 37461. 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Formerly
18625 Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France &
Flanders on 14th November 1916. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial,
Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.
of this place, let this of you be said
That you who live are worthy of your dead.
They gave their lives, that you who live may reap
A richer harvest ere you fall asleep.
THE GLORY OF GOD
IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF ALDEBY
KILLED IN ACTION 1939 – 1945
Hand LT/JX 177061. H.M. Trawler Ullswater, Royal Naval Patrol
Service. Died on 19th November 1942. Aged 28. Son of Bertie Alfred
and Harriet Anna Burroughs, of Aldeby, Norfolk; husband of Ivy
Blanche Burroughs, of Aldeby, Norfolk. Commemorated: Lowestoft
Naval Memorial, Suffolk. Panel 8, Column 2.
(Air Gunner) 3005547. 158 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve. Died on 4th March 1945. Aged 19. Son of Cecil Edward
and Dora Annie Farrow, of Aldeby. Buried: Aldeby (St. Mary)
Churchyard. Ref. Sec. N. Grave 2.
Special note: Halifax III (Bomber) PN437 NP-X,
took off from RAF Lissett, Yorkshire at 1830 hrs on 3rd March
1945. Their task was to bomb the synthetic-oil refinery at Kamen.
The plane crashed at Sledmere Grange, Yorkshire, killing all
Officer (Pilot) 83988. 501 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve. Died on 27th September 1940. Aged 20. Son of William
Hector and Margery Gunter, of Aldeby. Buried: Aldeby (St. Mary)
Churchyard. Old Portion.
Special note: Hurricane I (Fighter) V6645,
was flying on patrol from RAF Kenley on 27th September 1940.
His Hurricane was involved in combat and P/O Gunter baled out
over Sittingbourne, Kent. Unfortunately, his parachute failed
1333394. 44 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died
on 3rd September 1943. Aged 20. Son of Herbert William and Rosalie
Mildred Reynolds, of Aldeby, Norfolk. Commemorated: Runnymede
Memorial, Surrey. Panel 163.
Special note: Lancaster I (Bomber) W4961 KM-S
took off from RAF Dunholme Lodge, Lincolnshire at 1950 hrs on
3rd March 1943. Their task was to bomb Berlin. The plane crashed
Seaman P/JX 217643. H.M. Submarine Tigris, Royal Navy. Died
on 10th March 1943. Aged 29. Son of James Thomas Soanes and
Emma Jane Soanes. Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Panel 75, Column 3.
Special note: HM Submarine Tigris set out from
Malta on 18th February for a patrol off Naples. She failed to
return to Algiers on the 10th March. She was possibly mined
off the Gulf of Tunis.
14675800. 2nd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment. Died on 11th April
1945. Aged 21. Son of James and Esther Tye, of Toft Monks, Norfolk.
Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Ref. 2. A. 14.