REGIS WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
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memorials, are to be found in All Saints Church, Church Close, Beeston
Regis, North Norfolk, Norfolk. The World War 1 memorial takes the form
of a Gothic-style board with castellated top and decorative cross. Below
is an arch with tracery, a gold fleury cross, and the names in black
and red lettering centrally. Gold capitals are in the dedication and
two corbels support the whole. There are 11 names listd. The World War
2 memorial takes the form of a Chapel and rectangular board with blue
and gold border, shouldered top, and St George depicted holding a shield.
The names are carved centrally in a column and there is a gold moline
cross at the foot. There are 13 names listed.
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THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
James Applegate. Private 3027. C Company, 5th Battalion, Norfolk
Regiment. Died at sea 9th November 1915. Son of Frederick William
and Emma Applegate of ‘Swanleigh’, The Avenue, Sheringham, Norfolk.
Born c1891 Blickling and enlisted East Dereham, Norfolk. Commemorated
Helles Memorial. Panel 43 to 45.
Sergeant 16221. C Company, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed
in action 19th July 1916. Son of Levi William and Susannah Cooper
of Richmond House, Priory Road, Sheringham, Norfolk. Born 13th April
1895 Sheringham and enlisted 9th November 1914 Norwich, Norfolk.
Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
242508. 4th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds 13th
March 1918. Son of Charles and Anne Summerbell Duffield of Beeeston
Common, Norfolk. Born 30th November 1897 Beeston, enlisted East
Dereham and resident Sheringham, Norfolk. Commemorated Menin Road
South Military Cemetery. III.F.11.
20656. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 17674 Norfolk Regiment.
Died at sea 13th August 1915 (sinking of Troopship ‘Royal Edward’).
Son of George William and (the late) Sarah Elizabeth Dyball of Beeston
Common, Norfolk. Born 8th April 1889 Beeston Regis, enlisted Norwich
and resident Sheringham, Norfolk. Commemorated Helles Memorial.
Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233.
Seaman LondonZ/1782, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Hawke Battalion,
Royal Naval Division. Died 13th November 1916. Son of Arthur B and
Alice M Horne of Herne House, West Runton, Norfolk. Born 19th March
1894 Runton, Norfolk and enlisted 12th May 1915. Commemorated Ancre
British Cemetery. III.A.15.
Lieutenant. 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action
27th March 1918. Son of Robert William and Edith Maria King of ‘Glengarriff’,
West Runton, Norfolk. Born 1895 Roydon, Norfolk. Commemorated Pozieres
Memorial. Panel 84 and 85.
245432. 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, formerly 200824 Norfolk
Regiment. Killed in action 4th September 1918. Son of William and
Mary E Long. Husband of Florence Emma Long (nee Rogers, now wife
of James R Sadler of ‘Donmuir’, Priory Road, Sheringham, Norfolk).
Born 1887 Sheringham, enlisted Norwich and resident Sheringham,
Norfolk. Commemorated Grootebeek British Cemetery. G.6.
15875. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th October
1915. Son of Francis Edward and Agnes Mortimer of ‘Ennerdale’, Cromer
Road, Sheringham, Norfolk. Born 15th January 1884 Sheringham and
enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 30
S/43126. 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died
of wounds 26th April 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Charles Dennis
and Mary Ann Rogers of Hillbrook, Beeston Common, Norfolk. Born
Aldborough, enlisted Cromer (attested 8th December 1915, mobilized
as 25436 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment 12th May 1916 and transferred
to A & S H 21st June 1916) and resident Sheringham, Norfolk. Commemorated
Mont Huon Military Cemetery. IV.E.8B.
forename and should read Frederick Edward Turney. Lance Corporal
10448. B Company, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Son of Mrs
Mary Adderson of Priory Villas, Beeston, Norfolk. Born Woburn Green,
BKS, enlisted Oxford, OXF and resident Sheringham, Norfolk. Commemorated
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 37 and 39. Frederick Edward Turney,
born Wycombe District, BKS, 1896 the son of James and Mary Ann Turney
(nee Curry) who marry 1895 Hackney, LND. Mary Turney remarries William
Wentworth W Gibson 1898 and in Sheringham 1901. Mary Gibson then
marries James Adderson 1902 and is so named as mother in ‘Soldiers
Effects’ and CWGC. Known address of Priory Villas, Beeston, Norfolk.
Corporal 12521. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action
13th October 1915. Born Dalston, MDX and enlisted London (place
unspecified). Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 30 and 31. James
John H Turney, appears birth registered as such Shoreditch District,
1892, although seems parents James Turney and Mary Ann Curry married
1895 Hackney, LND. Mary Turney remarries William Wentworth W Gibson
1898 and in Sheringham 1901. Mary Gibson then marries James Adderson
1902 and is so named as mother in ‘Soldiers Effects’. Known address
of Priory Villas, Beeston, Norfolk.
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT AMAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”
CHAPEL IS DEDICATED TO ST GEORGE OF ENGLAND
MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1939-1945
Aircraftman 1160850, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th
February 1942, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas and Mabel Bensley of
Sheringham, Norfolk. Commemorated Singapore Memorial. Column 416.
14483594. Royal Armoured Corps, attached HQ Squadron, 2nd Armoured
Brigade. Died 6th May 1946, aged 18 years. Son of Bernard Classon
and Gertrude Dorothea Drummond of Hindon, WIL. Commemorated Padua
War Cemetery. II.C.15.
Aircraftman 1173695, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 84 Squadron.
Died 7th February 1944, aged 31 years. Son of Charles William and
Sarah Sophia Duffield of Sheringham, Norfolk. Commemorated Kranji
War Cemetery. 15.E.2.
Petty Officer C/J2724, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Forfar’ (armed merchant
cruiser, formerly SS ‘Montrose’. Sunk by German submarine U-99).
Died 2nd December 1940. Son of Thomas and Annie Harries of Haynford
House, Sheringham, Norfolk. Born 26th March 1893 Saltfleet, LIN
and enlisted (as Boy, Royal Navy) 11th September 1908. Commemorated
Chatham Naval Memorial. 34.2.
Royal Nay. HMS ‘Paragon’ (shore base, Hartlepool, for minesweeping).
Died West Hartlepool 21st June 1941. Son of Edmund and Elizabeth
Harrison. Husband of Mary Harrison (nee Blythe) of Holt Road, Cromer,
Norfolk. Born 1886 Acle, Norfolk. Commemorated Cromer No: 2 Burial
Ground. Sec C. Grave 197.
Thomas Wyndham Ketton-Cremer. Flying Officer 75788, Royal Air Force
Volunteer Reserve. 30 Squadron. Killed in action 31st May 1941.
Son of Wyndham and Emily Ketton-Cremer of Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk.
Born 11th August 1909 Sheringham, Norfolk (as Royal Aero Club Aviators
Certificate, awarded 22nd March 1934). Commemorated Alamein Memorial.
6914090. 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 12th December
1944, aged 23 years. Son of Archie Thomas and Ellen Elizabeth Page
of Sheringham, Norfolk. Commemorated Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.
in Despatches. Sub-Lieutenant (A), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
HMS ‘Argus’ (Member of 807 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm). Died 14th June
1942, aged 21 years. Son of Kenneth and May L Palmer of Leicester,
LEI. Commemorated Lee on Solent Memorial. Bay 4. Panel 1.
Duncan Gordon Robertson. Lieutenant Colonel 41574. Suffolk Regiment,
attached Royal Armoured Corps. Died 26th May 1943. Son of Duncan
Gordon and Ethel Robertson. Husband of Ethel M S Robertson (nee
Lyde-Malcolm) of Heatherside, SRY. Born c1908. Commemorated Medjez-El-Bab
War Cemetery. 7.B.9.
John Sayer. Aircraftman 2nd Class 1290506, Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve. Died 16th October 1944. Son of Albert Ernest and Lillian
Sayer (nee Strutton) of Beeston Common, Norfolk. Born 1911. Commemorated
Ambon War Cemetery. 31.D.1.
Christopher Bernard Bernard-Smith. Wing Commander (Pilot) 16025,
Royal Air Force. Killed in crash of Bristol Blenheim aircraft of
254 Squadron (Coastal Command) transiting to Dykend, Scotland 10th
December 1941. Son of Hubert Alphege Bernard and Mary Dennison Bernard-Smith.
Husband of Doris Bernard-Smith (nee Algar) of Sheringham, Norfolk.
Born 18th July 1901. Commemorated Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery.
Section 7. Class C. Grave 74.
5781016. 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 9th August
1944. Son of William Ernest and Ellen Susannah Steward (nee Chamberlain)
of Beeston Common, Norfolk. Commemorated Bayeux War Cemetery. XII.C.14.
1074346. 122 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14th May 1942,
aged 30 years. Son of Bertram John and Hilda Ann Tuck of Sheringham,
Norfolk. Commemorated Kranji War Cemetery. 9.A.11.
THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF LIEUT GODFREY BURTON COOK
WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT JASSY MARCH 23RD 1918 AGED 23 YEARS
THIS PANELLING WAS ERECTED BY HIS DEVOTED FATHER AND MOTHER
Burton Cook. Lieutenant. 20th Hussars. Killed in action 23rd March
1918. Son of Arthur Burton and Alice Ann Cook of ‘Sunlea’, Sheringham,
Norfolk. Born 1895 Newbury, BRK. Commemorated St Souplet British
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