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World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2004

Baconsthorpe is situated east of Holt in North Norfolk.
Researched and photographed by Lynda Smith

The War Memorial is in the Parish Church.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2004

To the Honoured Memory of
the Men from this Parish who
gave their lives for their Country
in the War 1914 – 1919.

DEW Frederick Benjamin
Private 13993. Private 13993. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 26th March 1916. Aged 23. Born Baconsthorpe. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. B. Dew, of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk; husband of Brenda M. Dew, of Hingham, Norwich. Commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 10.
Probably: Frederick John Knowles. Private 18830. 2dn Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia on 22nd April 1916. Born Hanworth, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XXII. D. 13.
BARNES William
No further information available at present.
DEW Horace E.
Corporal 12576. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 30th May 1916. Born Baconsthorpe. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. F. 45.
Probably: Private 17401. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 25th May 1918. Aged 27. Born Gresham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Charles and Harriet Cooper, of North Barningham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
No further information available at present.
JARVIS William Thomas
Private 19515. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 20th September 1917. Aged 20. Son of Alfred and Ann Jarvis, of Baconsthorpe, Holt, Norfolk. Buried: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. B. 6.
THURSBY (Earl Francis) Frank
Private 21246. 2nd Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 19397Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th October 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mrs. E. M. Thursby, of Lower Gresham, Norwich. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.
SMITH Henry John
Private T.F. 203340. 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st August 1917. Born Baconsthorpe. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.
JERMY Robert
Rifleman 392969. 9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th July 1918. Born Blofield. Lived Baconsthorpe. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Bavelincourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. C. 10.

Their Name Liveth For Evermore.

1939 – 1945
In Honoured Memory of

GROUT Geoffrey Donald
Ordinary Seaman C/JX 186994. H.M.S. Forfar Royal Navy. Died on 2nd December 1940. Aged 21. Son of Frederick H. and Maud E. Grout, of Holt, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 36, 2. Special note: HMS Forfar started her life as the passenger ship Montrose of Canadian Pacific Steamship Ltd. In 1939 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser. On 2nd December 1940 she had just left convoy HX-90 bound for OB-251 in the Atlantic when she was torpedoed and sunk by U-99. All but 21 of her complement perished.
SMITH Leslie Frederick
Corporal 5775036, 1st Battalion, Durham Light Infatry. Died 30th November 1944. Son of Sidney A. and Hilda M. Smith, of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk. uried in FORLI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave V, D, 19.

Who gave their lives in
The Second World War.
We will Remember Them

14 February 2004

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