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BEDINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2017

The Bedingham memorial is to be found in the grounds of St Andrews Church, Bedingham, South Norfolk, Norfolk. It takes the form of a Celtic cross on a rough hewn, three tier, stepped base; the lettering is in black directly onto the rough stone. The World War 1 dedication and names are on the front face of the top base stone; the ottom stone's front face shows the quotation and World War 2 dates with a single name. The whole is surrounded by small decorative metal posts which have a chain joining them defining a small area around the memorial.

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR US
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

ALEXANDER George J
George John Alexander. Private SE/7996. Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died 24th March 1917, aged 45 years. Son of George and Eliza Alexander. Husband of Emma Alexander (nee Baldwin) of School Road, Bedingham, Norfolk. Born Earsham, Norfolk and enlisted Lowestoft, SFK. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. XXII.C.11.
EVERETT George
Gunner RMA/10620(Po), Royal Marine Artillery. HMS Lion (Battlecruiser, damaged Battle of Jutland). Died 31st May 1916. Son of Alfred Ebenezer and Selina Everett. Born Bedingham, Norfolk (church record has born 21st November 1879, naval record has born 23rd November 1880. 1879 date appears accurate) and enlisted 23rd October 1903. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 21.
EVERETT Austin L
Austin Leonard Everett. Private 14501. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds King Georges Hospital, Stamford Street, LND 6th August 1916. Youngest son of Alfred Ebenezer and Selina Everett. Born 9th September 1897 Bedingham and enlisted 8th September 1914 Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Bedingham (St Andrew) Churchyard.
FISK William P
William Percy Fisk. Private 12065. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Son of (the late) George and Hannah Maria Fisk of Bedingham, Norfolk (army record notes later address of 39 North Road, Highgate, LND). Born (army record has born 2nd July 1885, birth actually recorded 1882) Surlingham and enlisted 19th August 1914 Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 30 and 31.
GREEN George H
George Henry Green. Gunner 3767. 1st Battery, Australian Field Artillery. Killed in action Gallipoli 10th December 1915. Son of Henry J and Charlotte Green of Bedingham, Norfolk. Born c1893 Fersfield, Norfolk and enlisted 17th November 1914 Australia. Commemorated Shrapnel Valley Cemetery. I.G.2
JARVIS Frederick J
Corporal 220648. 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, formerly 265542 Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 8th October 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Japheth and Sophia Jarvis of School Road, Bedingham, Norfolk. Born Bungay, enlisted Beccles and resident Bungay, SFK. Commemorated Forenville Military Cemetery. B.12 [buried near this spot].
LEGOOD Charles A
Charles Albert Legood. Private 6211. Norfolk Regiment transferred (22nd November 1917) to 481250 490th Company, Labour Corps. Died of Tuberculosis at Military Hospital, Lichfield, STS 27th March 1918, aged 36 years. Son of James and Maria Legood. Born Bedingham, enlisted 28th April 1916 Norwich and resident Bedingham, Norfolk. Commemorated Bedingham (St Andrew) Churchyard.
QUANTRILL Frederick W
Frederick William Quantrill. Private 78482. H Battalion, Tank Corps, formerly 960 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st December 1917. Son of William and Charlotte Quantrill of Oak Farm, Bedingham, Norfolk (as 1911). Grandson of John and Maria Carter. Born c1894 Wymondham and enlisted Woodton, Norfolk. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial. Panel 13.
ROPER Walter
Private 6610. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 14th October 1914. Son of William and Ellen Martha Roper of The Laurels, Bedingham, Norfolk (as 1911). Born 1884 Surlingham and enlisted Norwich (Soldiers Effects has enlisted 1903), Norfolk. Commemorated Browns Road Military Cemetery. V.D.20.
TIPPELL Albert T
Albert Thomas Tippell. Private 43369. 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, formerly 2870 Norfolk Yeomanry. Died 10th July 1917. Son of Waldegrave and Charlotte Tippell of Bedingham, Norfolk (as 1911). Born 1891 Kirstead and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Nieuport Memorial.
TIPPELL George K
George Kent Tippell. Private 20682. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 17495 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea 13th August 1915. Son of Waldegrave and Charlotte Tippell of Bedingham, Norfolk (as 1911). Born 1896 Caston (as SDGW, born Kirstead on census), enlisted Norwich and resident Bedingham, Norfolk. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
WRIGHT Albert
Private 4624. 1st Garrison Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 16th March 1919. Son of John and Charlotte Wright. Born 24th May 1876 Bedingham, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk (pre war regular soldier enlisting 5th February 1895, extends service and then retained for war). Commemorated Bedingham (St Andrew) Churchyard.
YALLOP George
Private 62294. 104th Company, Labour Corps (CWGC has formerly G/54085 35th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. SDGW has formerly 70739 Middlesex Regiment. Medal Roll has formerly 54085 Royal Fusiliers). Died 26th October 1917. Son of George and Florence Yallop of Woodton, Norfolk. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Yallop (nee Brighton) of Bedingham, Norfolk. Born c1887 Woodton (possible birth record 1886 as George William Yallop), enlisted Wroxham and resident Bedingham, Norfolk. Commemorated Zuydcoote Military Cemetery. II.A.26.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939-1945

ELVIN Ronald E
Ronald Edward Elvin. Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1332186, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27th January 1943, aged 20 years. Son of James Charles and May Elizabeth Elvin of Bedingham, Norfolk. Crewed Wellington X9667 from 21 Operational Training Unit at RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, GLS. Shot down by night-fighter and crashed into Waddenzee (Wadden Sea) 0025 hours 27th January 1943. Commemorated Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery. 32.C.4.
Bedingham Churchyard Additional CWGC Headstone.
BECKETT F G
5768532 Private F G Beckett. The Royal Norfolk Regiment. 19th March 1947, age 40.
Dearly loved husband of Edith Beckett. Memories keep him ever in our thoughts.

Frederick George Beckett. Private 5768532. Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 19th March 1947, aged 40 years. Son of Robert and Henrietta Beckett. Husband of Edith E Beckett (nee Legood) of Blofield, Norfolk. Commemorated Bedingham (St Andrew) Churchyard.

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