ST MARY WAR
War1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck & Richard Cook - 2005
single memorial in the churchyard at St Marys Church, Hall Rd, Ashby
St Mary, South Norfolk, Norfolk. The memorial takes the form of a simple
metal Latin cross that stands on a long four sided pillar with faceted
corners; the pillar stands on a large square foundation stone which
has the front, centre, recessed with an inscribed metal plaque inserted.
The whole stands on a two tier, inward, stepped base. In addition there
are two memorials inside the church.
Copyright © Michael Peck 2017
THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF
William Bush. Private 14305. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.
Killed in action 20th November 1917. Son of Samuel and Mary
Eliza Bush. Husband of Ellen Beatrice Bush (nee Gotterson, married
at Ashby St Mary). Born 1888 Tivetshall and enlisted Norwich,
Norfolk. Entered France 30th August 1915. Commemorated Fifteen
Ravine British Cemetery. II.H.8.
Victor Chambers. Able Seaman R/1088, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Died 24th December 1917.
Son of Benjamin and Maria Chambers of Ashby St Mary, Norfolk.
Born 28th September 1897 Old Catton, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval
Memorial. Pier and Face 1A.
Edward Starman. Military Medal. Company Sergeant Major 7000.
1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 16th September
1918. Son of William and Elizabeth Starman. Husband of Maria
Starman (nee Ward) of Nichols Corner, Alpington, Norfolk. Born
Devonport Barracks, DEV and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated
St Sever Cemetery Extension. R.II.K.21.
FELL IN BATTLE 1914-8
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5769414. 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died between
27th and 29th May 1940, aged 31 years (as CWGC, birth recorded
1911). Son of Robert Major and Ellen Faith Cotton (nee Cotton)
of Ashby St Mary, Norfolk. Born Ashby St Mary, Norfolk. Commemorated
Dunkirk Town Cemetery. Plot 2. Row 5. Grave 41.
FELL IN BATTLE 1939/1945
6 July, 2017