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BARTON TURF WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael peck 2017

The Barton Turf has two memorials to World War 1, borth to be found at St. Michaels Church, Barton Turf. The first is an external memorial in the gounds of the church in the form of a lych gate with the names carved onto the horizontal rails inside the gate. The internal memorial is in the form of a nowy-headed brass plaque with incised inscription in black lettering and a single line border around the edge. There are 12 names for World War 1 listed on each. There is a single plaque to one man whi died in World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2017

Lych gate:

I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH BEAM:
I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE

ALLARD Richard
Private 12634. D Company, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th August 1916. Son of Richard and Maria Allard of Barton Turf, Norfolk. Born 192 Barton Turf and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
ALLARD Walter
Private 13785. D Company, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Son of Richard and Maria Allard of Barton Turf, Norfolk. Born 1894 Barton Turf and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.
BAILEY Frederick Arthur
Driver 85443. 207th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 21st October 1918. Son of Frederick W and Helen S Bailey of Barton Turf, Norfolk (as 1911). Husband of Maria Bailey (nee Yaxley). Born 1892 St Peter Mancroft, Norwich and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. XXXV.A.22.
DRAKE Stanley
Private 140908. 21st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 24935 Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th May 1918. Son of David John and Annie Amelia Drake of The Cottage, Barton Turf, Norfolk. Born 24th March 1892 Barton Turf, Norfolk and enlisted Oakham, RUT. Commemorated Niederzwehren Cemetery. X.B.10.
DUNTON Frederick Martin
Boy 1st Class J/27887, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Clan McNaughton’ (Armed Merchant Cruiser, believed foundered by reason of weather). Died 3rd February 1915. Son of Martin and Elizabeth Dunton of Eagle Lodge, Heydon, Norfolk (as naval record). Born 19th September 1897 Sloley, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 10.
DUNTON John William
Private G/9330. 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (Soldiers Effects has ‘attached East Surrey Regiment’). Killed in action 7th August 1916. Son of Martin and Elizabeth Dunton of The Bungalow, Barton Turf, Norfolk. Born 1883 Sloley and enlisted Wroxham (attested 20th November 1915, mobilized 2nd March 1916), Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 7C.

Note: property to sister: Ellen S Dunton.

PRESTON Thomas Frederick
Lieutenant (Pilot). Norfolk Yeomanry attached 53 Squadron, Royal Flying Corp. Killed in action 24th January 1917. Third son of Henry Jacob and Mary Hope Preston. Born 14th November 1889 Northrepps, Norfolk. Commemorated Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery. I.H.13.

Note: gazetted Norfolk Yeomanry 15th September 1914, attached Royal Flying Corps September 1916. Killed flying Royal Aircraft Factory BE2e aircraft 6308 with (Observer) Lieutenant Charles Melville Buck.

SALMONS Donald
Donald Salmon on 1890 birth and military records, Donald Salmons on other records.

Sergeant 46193. 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Son of (the late) Henry and Matilda Salmon of Barton Turf, Norfolk (as 1911). Born 9th November 1890 Barton Turf, Norfolk and enlisted 28th September 1914 Valcartier, Canada. One of seven brothers who served. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 24-26-28-30.

WATTS Thomas Isaac
Private 81363. 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, formerly 35333 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1918. Son of Isaac and Harriet Jane Watts of Marsh Cottage, Neatishead, Norfolk (as CWGC, of Smallburgh Road, Barton Turf as 1911). Born 6th December 1898 Barton Turf, enlisted Wroxham and resident Neatishead, Norfolk. Commemorated Bois-Des-Angles British Cemetery. I.C.40.
YAXLEY Charles
Private 28153. 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Son of John and Edith Mary Yaxley (nee Shepherd) of Near The Staithe, Barton Turf, Norfolk. Born 9th February 1897 Barton Turf, enlisted Norwich and resident Barton Turf, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 10D
YAXLEY Horace
Private 29372. D Company, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1917. Son of James and Pamela C Yaxley. Brother of Hannah Roper (sister nominated next of kin as army record) of The Staithe, Barton Turf, Norfolk. Born 1881 Barton Turf and enlisted 3rd April 1916 Norwich. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 4.
YAXLEY Jack
Roland Jack Yaxley. Private 1009152. 1st Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles. Died of wounds 29th September 1918. Son of James Henry and Elizabeth Yaxley (nee Mileham) of Barton Turf, Norfolk. Born 18th February 1891 Barton Turf, Norfolk and enlisted 1st February 1916 Moose Jaw, Canada. Commemorated Bucquoy Road Cemetery. III.B.5.
Plaque within church
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH WHO LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-18
ALLARD Richard
ALLARD Walter
BAILEY Frederick Arthur
DRAKE Stanley
DUNTON Frederick Martin
DUNTON John William
PRESTON Thomas Frederick
SALMONS Donald
WATTS Thomas Isaac
YAXLEY Charles
YAXLEY Horace
YAXLEY John
Appears mistaken forename, see Roland Jack Yaxley.

1939-1945

BLAKE William James
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JAMES BLAKE
LOST ON H.M. DESTROYER BEVERLEY
11TH APRIL 1943 AGED 33 YEARS
UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS
THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY HIS WIDOW PARENTS
BROTHERS AND SISTERS

Willie James Blake on 1909 birth record, William James Blake on other records.

Leading Stoker P/KX119179, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Beverley’ (Destroyer, sunk by torpedo German submarine U-188). Killed in action 11th April 1943. Son of Willie Parker and Ellen Blake. Husband of Gladys Marjorie Blake (nee Pestell) of Barton Turf, Norfolk. Born Hackford, Norfolk. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 77. Column 3.

Last updated 22 November, 2017

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