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EAST & WEST BECKHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The villages of East & West Beckham lie to the south of Sheringham. The Roll of Honour which commemorates both those who died and those who served, stands in the churchyard of St Helen & all Saints Church. The plain stone slab is not in very good condition and is showing signs of the effects of the weather with considerable flaking. Note: This is a Roll of Honour. Those men that died are marked with a poppy. All the others survived.

Photograph Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE
OF THIS VILLAGE WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

BIRD Arthur Cook
Private M/333496. Advanced Motorised Transport Depot, Army Service Corps. Died in Mesopotamia on 5th May 1918. Aged 30. Born West Beckham. Lived Sheringham. Enlisted Cromer. Son of K. H. Bird, of West Beckham, Holt, Norfolk, and the late Samuel Bird; husband of Jessie M. Bird, of "Babbacombe, South St., Sheringham, Norfolk. Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. V. A. 6.
  BIRD Owen Wells
No further information available at present.
  BREESE John Stanley
Married 1923. No further information available at present.
  BREESE Robert Henry
Discharged as medically unfit due to a growth in his neck. No further information available at present.
BROUGHTON James William
Private 16206. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in The Balkans on 16th January 1916. aged 29. Born West Beckham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Edward and Ann Broughton, of West Beckham; husband of Kate Knights (formerly Broughton), of West Beckham, Holt, Norfolk. Buried: Plovdiv Central Cemetery, Bulgaria. Ref. H.2.
  BROUGHTON William Robert
No further information available at present.
  BROUGHTON Ernest Edward
No further information available at present.
BUMFREY Harry
Private 40221. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly 5299 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd April 1918. Aged 30. Born and lived West Beckham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Bumfrey, of Church Farm, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Poziers Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.
  BUMFREY John Henry
No further information available at present.
CHESTNEY Albert Frank
[Chesney on CD & CWGC]. Private 23427. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 9th July 1916. Born West Beckham. Enlisted Cromer. Buried: Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. VI. P. 4.
CHESTNEY Isaac
[Chesney on CWGC]. Private 16241. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th October 1915. Born West Beckham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: La Brique Military Cemetery No.2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. F. 27.
  CHESTNEY Jacob
No further information available at present.
  CHESTNEY John Henry
No further information available at present.
  CHESTNEY William Leeder
No further information available at present.
  CROWE Alfred
No further information available at present.
  EMERY John Edward
No further information available at present.
  FARROW Frank
No further information available at present.
FARROW Robert Henry
Lance Corporal 21095. 6th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 18171 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 3rd December 1916. Aged 20. Born and lived West Beckham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James Henry and Hannah Elizabeth Farrow, of Saxthorpe, Norfolk. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XX. D. 11A.
  GRAY Albert Edward
No further information available at present.
  GRAY George Sydney
No further information available at present.
  HOLLAND Arthur
No further information available at present.
  IVES Henry Herbert
No further information available at present.
  KNIGHTS Fred
No further information available at present.
  LARWOOD Charles John
No further information available at present.
LARWOOD Robert Lemon
Private 29224. 9th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home on 26th April 1916. aged 38. Born Gresham. Enlisted East Beckham. Buried: Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Chatham, Kent. Ref. 1390.
  LOADS Robert
No further information available at present.
  MANN Albert
No further information available at present.
  MANN George
No further information available at present.
  MANN John Thomas
No further information available at present.
MANN Mark
Private 16533. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st October 1915. Born West Beckham. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
  MANN Robert
No further information available at present.
  MANN Russell
No further information available at present.
  MANN Thomas
No further information available at present.
  PAINTER Thomas Allen M
No further information available at present.
  RICHES William Harold
No further information available at present.
  STEWARD Henry Robert
No further information available at present.
  THORNTON Frank
No further information available at present.
  THORNTON Thomas Reggie
No further information available at present.
  WEBSTER Herbert
No further information available at present.
  WELLS Edwin
No further information available at present.
WELLS George
Possibly either: Gunner 31490. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home on 10th May 1915. Aged 26. Born Cley, Norfolk. Lived West Beckham. Enlisted Cromer. Son of George Wells; husband of Marie Ellen Wells, of 15, Clanwilliam Rd., Deal. Born at Corpusty, Norfolk. Buried: South Shields (Harton) Cemetery. Ref. F. 4760. Or: Private 27817. 7th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Formerly 9/14482 T.R. Battalion. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 18th April 1918. aged 19. Born Cawston. Lived Aldborough. Enlisted Cromer. Son of James and Edith Wells, of Aylsham Rd., Cawston, Norwich. Buried: Tourcoing (Pont-Neuville) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. AA.6.
  WELLS John Henry
No further information available at present.
  WRIGHT Frederick
No further information available at present.
  WRIGHT Oliver Fenton S
No further information available at present.
  WRIGHT Reginald John
No further information available at present.
  WRIGHT Reginald John
No further information available at present.

GOD SAVE THE KING

West Beckham connections. Not on the Memorial.

SHEPHERD Charles Henry
Private 8496. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 6th February 1915. Born West Beckham. Enlisted Cromer. Buried: Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. III. A. 16.

17 May 2005

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