War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2017
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.
Copyright © Michael Peck 2017
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
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.
Churchyard – Additional CWGC Headstone.
Private F G Beckett. The Royal Norfolk Regiment. 19th March 1947,
Dearly loved husband of Edith Beckett. Memories keep him ever in
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.
6 July, 2017