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ASHBY ST MARY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck & Richard Cook - 2005

A 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.
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TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF

BUSH Ernest W
Ernest 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.
CHAMBERS H Victor
Herbert 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.
STARMAN William E
William 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.

WHO FELL IN BATTLE 1914-8

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COTTON John Stanley
Private 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.

WHO FELL IN BATTLE 1939/1945

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