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BARNHAM BROOM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2012

The war memorial for Barnham Broom is to be found within the church of St Peter & St Paul as wells as a Roll of Honour. The Roll of Honour takes the form of a rectangular wooden board with a nowy headed pediment with a carved inscription with a wreath above it to be found just inside the porch. There are 44 names listed of the men who served in World War 1 from the village (excluding the eight who gave their lives, 52 names for World War 1 in total). The memorial on the North side of the church takes the form of metal plaque containing the names of the eight men who gave their lives from the village. There are photographs on-line of the Roll of Honour and War Memorial. The war memorial was unveiled 15th April 1920. No memorial for World War 2 has been found.

The memorial inscription reads:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

BELL

Charles

Private 37367, 10rth Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 18 September 1917. Born and resident Barnham Broom, enlisted Norwich. In the 1911 census Charles Bell is the son of William and Susannah Bell, aged 26, Farm Labourer, born and resident Barnham Broom. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 13.

BULLARD

Charles aka Charlie

Private 202067, 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 6 November 1918. Born Barnham Broom, enlisted Norwich. In the 1911 census he was the son of James and Sarah Ann Bullard, aged 19, Farm Labourer, born and resident Barnham Broom. Formerly 5394, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in BERLAIMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 6.

CULLUM

[Henry] William

Gunner 82466, 154th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 16 April 1917. Aged 22. Born Little Melton, enlisted Norwich, resident Barnham Broom. Husband of Ada Lucy Cullum, of Barnham Broom, Wymondham, Norfolk. In the 1911 census William Cullum was the son of Henry and Eva Cullum, aged 16, single, a Shepherd'sm Page, born Little Melton, resident The Oaks, Bylaugh, East Dereham. Buried in MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 33.

DAVEY

Charles [Albert]

[Listed as Charlie Albert Davey on Australian Roll of Honour] Corporal 4780, 4th Battalion, Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery. Died of wounds 6 April 1918. Aged 23. Born Barnham Broom. Son of J Davey. Educated at Barnham Broom School. Resident Tabinga Queensland, Australia where he was farming. Buried in GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2, HEBUTERNE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row L.Grave 3.

In the 1911 census Charles Davey is the grandson of Anna Self, a Shepherd, born Barnham Broom, aged 16, resident Barford, Wymondham, Norfolk. The birth of a Charles Albert Davey was Registered in June quarter 1896 at Forehoe Reg Office (office for Barnham Broom). A memorial to the Davey family in Barnham Broom churchyard includes: 'Also of Corpl. CHARLES ALBERT 3rd dearly loved son of the above John & Clara Davey who died of wounds in France April 6th 1918 aged 23 years'. See also Australian Roll of Honour Circular

HARVEY

Harry

Private 29531, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 30. Born Barnham Broom, enlisted Norwich. Son of the late Richard and Emma Harvey, of Barnham Broom, Norfolk. In the 1811 census he and his brother, Ernest, were Farmer's; he was aged 24, born and resident Barnham Broom. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

MARTIN

George [Horace]

Private 48117, 24th Battalion (Tyneside Irish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action Easter Monday 9 April 1917. Aged 29. In the 1911 census george Martin was a Boarder, aged 24, Carpenter and Builder, born and resident Barnham Broom. Born in Barnham Broom in 1885 to Horace and Harriett Knights. Husband of Jessie May Martin, of 348, Spring Rd., Ipswich. George married Jessie May Eastoll (born Flordon, Norfolk) 14th June 1913 they had a son William in 1913 and a daughter Margery born 1915; Jessie moved to Ipswich after his death and remarried there. SDGW states he was born in Wymondham, Norfolk, enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne. Formerly 170739. Buried in ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 3.

PEGNALL

Ted aka Teddie

[Listed as Teddie Pegnell on SDGW] Lance Corporal 205905, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2 November 1918. Enlisted cambridge. Formarly 4069, Cambridgeshire Regiment and 305327, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 10.

WATERS

William [Robert]

Private TR/10/21665, 10th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment (30th Battalion, Training Reserve). Died in United Kingdom 12 April 1917. Aged 18. Born Barnham Broom, enlisted Attleborough. In the 1911 census Willie Waters was the son of William R and Rosa Waters, aged 12, scoolboy, born and resident Barnham Broom. Buried west of the church in SS. PETER AND PAUL CHURCHYARD, BARNHAM BROOM, Norfolk.

The Roll of Honour inscription reads:

ROLL OF HONOUR
MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO SERVED IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

ALLEN

Robert

No further information currently available

ALLEN

Eric

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ALLEN

Charles

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BELL

William

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BUSH

John

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BULLARD

William

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BULLARD

Stephen

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BULLARD

Walter

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BARTLETT

Donald?

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CARR

James

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DAVEY

Roland

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DAVEY

Gordon

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FOX

Alfred

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GOODRUM

Walter

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GOLDSMITH

Harry

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GRANT

Cecil

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HARVEY

Ernest

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HARVEY

Victor

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IRELAND

Ernest

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IRELAND

Alfred

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IRELAND

Thomas

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IRELAND

Archie

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IRELAND

Harry

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IRELAND

Arthur

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IRELAND

Frederick

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KING

Thomas

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LAWRENCE

Harold

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MIDDLETON

Thomas

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MARTIN

Horace

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MARTIN

Harry

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MYHILL

Ezra

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PEGNALL

George

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PEGNALL

Harry

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REYNOLDS

Arthur

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READ

Ernest

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REEVE

Frank

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STUBBS

Edward

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SPINKS

Robert

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THROWER

Herbert

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TURNER

John

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TOOLEY

William

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WRIGHT

David

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WATERS

Robert

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BUCK?

Arthur?

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Last updated 31 December, 2013

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