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AYLSHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Jane Taylor; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

There is a stone War Memorial in churchyard and a wooden memorial inside the church of St Michael and All Angels, Aylsham.

Photographs Copyright © Jane Taylor 2003

In addition there are two memorials inside the church.

THIS TABLET
IS PLACED HERE
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THE BRITISH EMPIRE,
IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR.
AMONG WHOM WAS
CORPORAL HENRY FENN LAXEN.
OF THE 2ND BATTALION
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS.
(a native of this town)
WHO FELL MORTALLY WOUNDED
AT NOOIGEDACHT,
AND DIED DEC 28TH 1900,
AGED 26 YEARS.
"It is appointed unto Men once to die."


IN MEMORY OF
ERNEST HUGH COPEMAN B.A. CANTAB.
2ND LT R.W. KENT REGT & MACHINE GUN CORPS
BORN 18TH AUGUST 1888.
KILLED IN ACTION NEAR LOOS IN FRANCE
19TH MARCH 1916.

ALSO OF

HERBERT GUY HELE COPEMAN B.A. OXON.
2ND LT OXFORD & BUCKS L.I.
BORN 21ST MAY 1891
KILLED IN ACTION AT GUILLEMONT
3RD SEPT 1916

THE FOURTH & YOUNGEST SONS OF
THOMAS & MARIANA COPEMAN,
LATE OF AYLSHAM.

Haec manus ob patriam.


1914 - 1918

All photographs of the men below are courtesy & copyright © Aylsham Town Archives 2008

BAKER, MM Percy Willie
Private 41356. 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Formerly 5995 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 31 July 1917. Born and lived Aylsham. Enlisted Cromer. Awarded the Military medal (MM). Buried in LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY No.2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. A. 2.
BALLS Horace
Private 2245. "D Company 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died Thursday 12 August 1915 (CD gives 28 August 1915) in Gallipoli. Age 20. Born and enlisted Norwich. Son of Edward C. Balls, of Hungate St., Aylsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
BARBER Leonard Henry
Private 241848. 12th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Thursday 11 April 1918. Born Reepham. Lived Aylsham. Enlisted Cromer. Buried in PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4.
BARRETT Frederick James
Private 8118. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 5 May 1915. Age 25. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Mrs. L. Barrett, of Unicorn Yard, Hungate St., Aylsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4.
BODDY Robert
[BODY on CD & CWGC.] Private 196858th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 11 August 1917. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4.
BOND Frank Thomas
[F.E. Bond on Memorial] Private 3/8122. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 9 November 1915. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. F. 87.
BRAWN Henry Harold
[Harry Harold Brawn on CD.] Serjeant 7570 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 14 September 1914. Age 23. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Rebecca Brawn, of Oakfield Rd., Aylsham, Norfolk, and the late Serjt. Maj. Henry Brawn (1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et- Marne, France.
CHAMBERLAIN Walter Cecil
Private 2520. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on Thursday 12 August 1915 (CD gives 28 August 1915) Age 18. Enlisted Aylsham. Son of Walter Chamberlain, of Fox Lake, Aylsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
COOKE Noel Hannant
Private 46643. 36th Field Amb, Royal Army Medical Corps. Formerly 13912 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Friday 1 October 1915. Age 22. Born Marsham. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Ward Hannant Cooke and Lucy Maria Cooke, of Hungate St., Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. H. 34.
COPEMAN Ernest Hugh
Second Lieutenant. 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) attd. 37th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Killed in action near Loos in France on Saturday 18 March 1916. (Church memorial gives 19 March 1916). Born 18 August 1888. Son of Thomas & Mariana Copeman. B.A. Cantab. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 to 97. See separate memorial above.
COPEMAN Herbert Guy Hele
Second Lieutenant 6th Battalion, Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action at Guillemont on Sunday 3 September 1916. Age 25. Son of Thomas and Mariana A. Copeman. Born at Aylsham 21 May 1891. B.A. Oxon. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Ref. Sp. Mem. 7.See separate memorial above.
CORKE W
Possibly: William Corke. Private18394. 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on Monday 4 September 1916. Age 36. Born Instead, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Mrs. Matthewman (formerly Corke), of True's Cottages, High St., Wickford, Essex. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Ref. IX. H. 32.
DOUGHTY George William
Private 40186. 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly 28205 Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Tuesday 30 October 1917. Born Suffield. Lived Oulton. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
DUCKER C C
Possibly: Cecil Civel Ducker. Private16949. "A Company 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Wednesday 13 October 1915. Age 24. Born Hempnall, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Emily Ducker, of 34, Marlowe Rd., Newnham Croft, Cambridge, and the late William Ducker. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
DUCKER Jack
No further information available at present.
DUCKER (E) James
Private 40204. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 18 October 1916. Born Aylsham. Enlisted East Dereham. Buried in BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VII. B. 9.
DUCKER Thomas Edmund
Private 40205. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders onWednesday 18 October 1916. Age 29. Enlisted East Dereham. Husband of Ellen Ducker, of Fox Loke, Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VII. B. 10.
DYBALL Henry C
Private 3/10016. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 18 June 1915. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Fulham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Sp. Mem. A. 4.
DYBALL Edward
Gunner RMA/12824. Royal Marine Artillery. Died Thursday 7 November 1918. Age 24. Son of Charles and Evelyn Dyball, of Cawston Rd., Aylsham. Buried in AYLSHAM CEMETERY, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Ref. H. 72.
DYBALL William
Leading Seaman 208734. (RFR/CH/B/10521). H.M.S. "Hawke., Royal Navy. Died Thursday 15 October 1914. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dyball, of Cawston Rd., Aylsham; husband of Annie Rosetta Dyball, of Millgate St., Aylsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 1.

Special note: HMS Hawke was a cruiser launched in 1891. she was one of the oldest ships in the Royal Navy at the outbreak of World War 1. On the 15th October 1914 while sailing in the North Sea some 60 miles off the coast of Scotland, she was struck by a torpedo fired from German submarine U.9. and sunk almost immediately. 52 men managed to get into the lifeboat, but the remaining 544 of the crew perished. U.9 under the command of Otto Weddingen was responsible for sinking Royal Navy ships Cressey, Hogue and Aboukir about a month earlier.

FIELD William George
Private 240213. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died Friday 2 November 1917. Born and enlisted Aylsham. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 12 to 15.
FISHER Sydney
Serjeant 26131. 39th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 18982 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 25 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Buxton. Lived Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93.
FROSTICK Francis Henry
Able Seaman R/543. Hawke Battalion R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 24 April 1917. Age 26. Son of James and Emily Frostick, of Hungate St., Aylsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1
GIBBONS H J
No further information available at present.
GILES William
Private 51361. 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action Friday 19 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Skeyton. Lived Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Annie Giles, of Woodgate Cottages, Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in QUESNOY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. C. 7.
GOULDER Clare Horsley
Corporal 13146. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died Tuesday 31 October 1916. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in AYLSHAM CEMETERY, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Ref. B. 77.
GOULDER John Lee
Serjeant 2179. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 21 August 1915. Born and enlisted Aylsham. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
GOULDER Robert Christopher
Lance Corporal 13188. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
HALL Arthur Robert
Sapper 230925. 130th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Friday 18 October 1918. Born and lived Aylsham. Enlisted Cromer. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. S. II. J 9.
HORNE Arthur James
[C.D. Gives surname as HOME.] Private27389. 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Formerly G/37364 Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Saturday 3 November 1917. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Mrs. L. Farrow (formerly Horne), of Footpath House, Swanton Abbott, Norwich, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL , Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 to 42 and 163A.
HORNER Eric
Lance Corporal 11376. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 21 August 1915. Born Aylsham. Enlisted South Shields. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 55 to 58.
HUNT G
No further information available at present.
KNIGHTS (Charles) Frederick
Private 127984. 34th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 35348 East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 11 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Northrepps. Lived Aylsham. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Fredrick Charles Knights. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11.
LEE C
No further information available at present.
LEE Sydney Samuel
Private 22202. 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died Sunday 7 January 1917. Age 20. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Hubert William and Elizabeth Lee, of Beer House Farm, Cawston, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face C.
LEMAN (Frank) Sydney
Private 40900. 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Formerly 32927 Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 23 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born Kelling. Lived Aylsham. Enlisted Cromer. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Ref. III. J. 46.
MARSHALL B
No further information available at present.
MOY Frederick
Private 240040. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19 April 1917. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Millgate, Higham, Norfolk. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXII. G. 5.
NORTON William
Private 41117. 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) attd. 288th Company, Royal Engineers. Died Saturday 17 March 1917. Age 41. Born and lived Aylsham. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Norton, of Aylsham; husband of S. E. Norton, of Pound Rd., Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. E. 4.
PAYNE J C
[No record on CD.] Private T/254791. Army Service Corps. Died Thursday 20 December 1917. Age 35. Buried in AYLSHAM CEMETERY, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Ref. G. 70.
PEGG Frederick
Corporal 12967. 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 27 March 1918. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25
PITCHER W J
Possibly: Wilfred Pitcher. Private 240948. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine on Thursday 19 April 1917. Enlisted east Dereham. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXIII. D. 10.
PRESTON E J
Possibly: Ernest James Preston. Gunner906467. 337th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia on Monday 28 October 1918. (SDGW CD gives date as 25 October 1918). Lived and enlisted Norwich. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Ref. I. S. 3.
RISEBOROUGH C
Possibly either: Charles Riseborough. Gunner 98474. Guards Div. H.Q., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Sunday 3 October 1915. Born Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in FOSSE 7 MILITARY CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. A. 2.

Or: Charles James Riseborough. Private22396 "A Company 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Wednesday 19 July 1916 . Age 25. Born Wickmere. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Herbert and Mary Ann Riseborough, of Wickmere, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

RISEBOROUGH Edward Henry
Private 16114. 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action Saturday 16 September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Ingham. Lived Aylsham. Enlisted Hertford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.
RISEBOROUGH John T
Gunner 606180. 293rd Battery 1st (Glam.) Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died in France & Flanders on Monday 26 February 1917. Age 28. Born Weybourne. Enlisted Marsham. Son of Robert and Martha Riseborough, of Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1, Somme, France. Ref. III. G. 17.
ROE Oswald Herbert
Private 22993. 20th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Formerly 128540 R.G.A. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Monday 16 April 1917. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Harrow, Middx. Husband of Mrs. M. Roe, of 20, Cornwall Rd., Harrow, Middx. Buried CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON, Aisne, France. Ref. IV. E. 12.
RUDD George
Private 1379. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Gallipoli on Saturday 21 August 1915. Age 21. Born Hardley. Enlisted Aylsham. Son of Henry and Alice Rudd, of 16, Little Paddock St., Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
RUMP Charles John
Private 235326. "C Coy 20th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Formerly 5283 Yorkshire Regiment. Died Thursday 12 July 1917. Age 37. Born and lived Aylsham. Enlisted Cromer. Only son of Joseph and Harriet Rump, of Aylsham; husband of Mabel Rump, of Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in RECQUES-SUR-HEM CHURCHYARD, Pas de Calais, France. South of church.
SHEPHEARD Philip
Captain. Essex Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 13 June 1915. Age 31. Son of Philip C. and Pasqua Maria Shepheard, of Aylsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
SKOYLES Charles Alfred
Gunner 37942. "Q" Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action Wednesday 19 July 1916. Age 34. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Stratford E. Son of Thomas and Sarah Skoyles, of Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Ref. III. C. 22.
STONE Stephen William
Private 325839. 13th Battalion, Royal Scots. Formerly 3530 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds Tuesday 19 February 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Hevingham. Lived Aylsham. Enlisted Normanton, Yorks. Son of Maria Eliza and the late Stephen Stone, of Town Lane, Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY- LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. A. II.
TINKLER George Utting
Private S4/039150. "A" Company, Army Service Corps. Died Sunday 27 August 1916. Age 25. Son of John and Mary Frances Tinkler, of 30, Artist Row, Portland, Dorset. Born at Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in HIPSWELL (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. (Not on SDGW CD)
TORTICE Frederick
Private R/367063. Army Service Corps. Died Monday 18 November 1918. Age 32. Son of Mrs. Eliza Tortice, of Town Lane, Aylsham. Formerly 5882, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Buried in AYLSHAM CEMETERY, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Ref. F. 69.
TORTICE Frederick
Private 24356, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action between Thiepval and Regina Trench on 26th October 1916. Born Buxton, Derbyshire, 18 December 1895, enlisted Norwich. Twin brother of ARTHUR TORTICE (202352 Royal Sussex Regiment, subsequently 666601 Labour Corps after being injured). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.
TURNER Benjamin Robert
Serjeant 869. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on Thursday 12 August 1915. (SDGW CD gives date 28 August 1915). Born and lived Aylsham. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
WADE Ralph John
Private 2063. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died Wednesday 13 October 1915. Age 21. Born and enlisted Aylsham. Son of Harry R. and Leah Wade, of Penfold St., Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. D. 52.
WARNE Frederick Charles
Gunner 102505. 265th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Saturday 28 July 1917. Born and lived Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. B. 1.
WATSON Abraham
Private 28203. 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 14 July 1917. Age 29. Born and lived Aylsham. Enlisted Cromer. Husband of Agnes Mary Jane Watson, of Unicorn Yard, Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Ref. II. F. 13.
WILLIAMSON Ernest Fountain Thomas
Lance Corporal 18900. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 4 May 1917. Age 29. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Sarah Williamson, of Penfold St., Aylsham; husband of Ethel E. E. Scarfe (formerly Williamson), of Matlaske, Aldborough, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3
WILSON Sidney
Private 18001. 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 16751 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 9 May 1915. Age 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson, of Millgate St., Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.
WINTERBORN Albert Edward
Private G/21220. 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) Formerly 27597 Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 1 April 1918. Age 36. Husband of Hannah Winterborn, of Brandon Rd., Watton, Thetford, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15.
WOOD C H
No further information available at present.
WOOD J H
No further information available at present.
WYMER James Emmanuel
[WYNLER on the CD.] Private 41492. 19th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, Tyneside Pioneers. Formerly 24952 West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on Saturday 13 April 1918. Age 25. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Leeds. Son of John and Elizabeth Ann Wymer, of Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1, Somme, France. Ref. VI. B. 26.
1939 - 1945
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND
WORLD WAR
1939-1945
AMIES Sidney George
Lance Bombardier 1063331. 3 Battery, 6 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 21 December 1943. Age 36. Born and resident Norfolk. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 4. D. 16.

BALL Richard Beart
Flight Sergeant 1320457, 117 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Went missing on Wednesday, 27th June 1945. Age 32. Husband of Marjorie Betty Ball of Thorpe-le-Soken, whom he had married on 31st January 1942, just days before joining the R.A.F. Born on 29th May 1913 in Aylsham. He joined Essex County Constabulary on 1st May 1935, having previously served in the army from 30th January 1928 to 15th April 1935. After Headquarters training he was posted to Chelmsford on 22nd June 1935. Police Constable 206. Serial Number 3424. Subsequently Richard saw service in the north of the county, being transferred to Halstead on 5th September 1936, Foxearth on 15th November 1937, and finally Dunmow on 22nd March 1939. On 9th February 1942, he joined the R.A.F. Commemorated on SINGAPORE WAR MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 449. See also Essex Police Roll of Honour

BARKER W A
Probably: William Arthur Barker. Sergeant1377348. W.Op./Air Gnr. 9 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 10 April 1943. Age 32. Son of Thomas Edmund and Jessie Elizabeth Emma Barker, of Cromer, Norfolk. Buried in OUDEWATER PROTESTANT CEMETERY, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Ref. Plot 6. Grave 69.
BOND Alan Denis
Sergeant 1198862. 420 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn (Hampden MK I), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died nFriday 3 July 1942. Age 30. Son of James Flaxman Bond and Kate Bond, of Aylsham, Norfolk; husband of Joyce Ethel Bond, of Aylsham. Buried in VOLLENHOVE (STAD-VOLLENHOVE) GENERAL CEMETERY, Overijssel, Netherlands. Ref. Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 630.

Observer Alan Bond (right) with his pilot Charles Wilde
Photograph Copyright © Teunis Schuurman - aka "PATS" 2008

"Alan Denis Bond was born and bred in Aylsham, Norfolk and was educated at the Paston Grammar School, North Walsham. He had an elder brother, Ray, who was a Quarter Master Sergeant in the Army during the War and upon his return worked for Barclays Bank. Sadly, Ray died in 1956. Alan was married to Joyce, they had no children, she remarried and died about 20 years ago. Alan was a keen player of both golf and tennis. Before the War Alan Bond worked with his Father, who had a thriving Gentlemen's and Ladies Outfitters (clothing) business in Aylsham. Alan then purchased shops in North Walsham and Swaffham, both market towns in Norfolk Here he carried on the same business as his Father His wife, Joyce, looked after both shops during the war and continued to do so after Alan was killed The North Walsham shop continued trading for about 30 years and the Swaffham shop for about 15 years after the war I was only 10 years old when the war started therefore my memories of Alan are limited Alan Denis Bond was my cousin."

With best wishes, Molly Postle - Aylsham - 18 July 2007


The Hampden MK I was shot down by night-fighter flown by Fw Heinz Grimm, II./NJG 2 - from Leeuwarden, NL, and crashed 01:40 on 3rd July 1942 into the IJsselmeer - Area Ramspol - Ganzendiep. On raid to Bremen at the time. Leutnant Heinz Grimm, born 18th April 1920 at Homburg, Kreis Eisleben, Sachsen, was hit by own flak over Bremen on 9th Ocotber 1943 and was forced to parachute out. Died of wounds 13th Ocotber 1943 due to severe burns.

Thanks to Teunis Schuurman - aka "PATS" for the above information

BROOM Frank Adrian
Sergeant 1467383. 10 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 8 November 1942. Age 20. Son of John Harold Ward Broom and Frances Susanna Broom, of Aylsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 79.
CLARKE Bernard Gibbons
First Radio Officer. S.S. Fort Missanabie (London), Merchant Navy. Died Friday 19 May 1944. Age 28. Son of Charles and Emily May Clarke, of Aylsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London, United Kingdom. Panel 50. Special note: S.S. Fort Missanabie was sunk shortly after leaving Taranto, Italy, by a German submarine.

CHAMBERLAIN J probably: John Camberlain. Lance Corporal 5771839, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died between 15th - 25th May 1940. Aged 25. Born and resident Norwich. Buried in CHERCQ CHURCHYARD, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave 19.
DUCKER Douglas Stanley
Sapper 2090489. 251 Field Park Company, Royal Engineers. Died Wednesday 7 July 1943. Age 23. Son of Stanley Samuel and Kathleen Margaret Ducker, of Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 2. H. 12.

DYE C
Possibly: Colin Davy Dye. Lance Serjeant5770891. 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Wednesday 16 June 1943. Age 29. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 2. M. 46.

HOLMAN, D.F.C. Charles Patrick (Paddy)
Flight Lieutenant 115604. 272 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 25 October 1944. Age 25. Son of Dr. Alec George Holman and Grace Kathleen Holman, of Aylsham, Norfolk. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 13, Column 1
MURTON Albert John
Leading Aircraftman 1165687. Pilot U/TRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died nThursday 21 August 1941. Age 21. Son of Albert and Beatrice May Murton, of Aylsham. Buried in AYLSHAM CEMETERY, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Plot E. Row. E. Grave 82.
OWEN Reginald Claude
Private 5954039. 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 26 July 1944. Age 24. Son of Henry George and Mary Elizabeth Owen, of Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE, Calvados, France. IV. C. 3.
PICKETT Douglas George
Telegraphist C/WRX 661. V.(Wireless)R. S.S. Clan MacKinlay, Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 6 November 1940. Age 37. Son of Cedric and Rosa Pickett; husband of Dorothy Ellen Elizabeth Pickett, of Aylsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 40, 3.
POOLEY Clifford Harry
Sergeant 934691. Air Gnr. 104 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 17 December 1942. Age 20. Son of Clifford Arthur and Lulu Mary Pooley, of Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. IV. E. 28.
POPPLEWELL Chetwin Hamre
Possibly: Flying Officer J/16305. Pilot 434 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force. Died Wednesday 29 September 1943. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 23. E. 3.
PRATT C
No further information available at present.
RISEBROW (Henry) Robert
Private 5774648. 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Monday 16 February 1942. Age 21. Son of Charles and Ethel Risebrow, of Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Ref. 29. A. 20.

WARD W
No further information available at present.
WILLIAMSON Arthur William
Corporal 1109931. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 18 September 1942. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Williamson, of Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. XII. E. 16.
WILLIAMSON A F
No further information available at present.
WILLIAMSON G H
No further information available at present.
Korean War Commemorated on Churchyard Memorial
TORTICE P
No further information available at present. Not listed on the British Embassy, Korea, web site.
Memorial plaque in the church
BOER WAR
LAXEN Henry Fenn
Corporal 3080, 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Wounded 13th December 1900 and died of those wounds 28th December 1900 at Nooigedacht, Pretoria. Aged 26. Born Aylsham. Buried at Pretoria. Grave 347. Details listed in the church on an oval marble tablet. See also Norwich Boer War Memorial

THIS TABLET
IS PLACED HERE
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THE BRITISH EMPIRE
IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
AMONG WHOM WAS
CORPORAL HENRY FENN LAXEN
OF THE 2ND BATTALION
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS
(A NATIVE OF THIS TOWN)
WHO FELL MORTALLY WOUNDED
AT NOOIGEDACHT
AND DIED DECR 28TH 1900
AGED 26 YEARS
"IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MEN ONCE TO DIE"

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