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BEESTON REGIS WAR MEMORIAL

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

The 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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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF

APPLEGATE Frederick
Frederick 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.
COOPER Walter William
Lance 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.
DUFFIELD Frederick
Private 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.
DYBALL Sidney
Private 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.
HORNE Ernest Frank
Able 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.
KING Robert William
Second 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.
LONG Edward
Sergeant 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.
MORTIMER Frederick Augustus
Private 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 and 31.
ROGERS Harold Harris
Private 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.
TURNEY Frederick William
Incorrect 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.
TURNEY James John
Lance 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.

WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT AMAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS” S

John XV.13

THIS CHAPEL IS DEDICATED TO ST GEORGE OF ENGLAND

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1939-1945
BENSLEY Charles Brightmore
Leading 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.
DRUMMOND Stanley William
Trooper 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.
DUFFIELD Roydon William
Leading 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.
HARRIES Walter William
Chief 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.
HARRISON Edward William
Commander, 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.
KETTON-CREMER Richard T W
Richard 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. Column 241.
PAGE George Thomas
Private 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. 2.K.3.
PALMER Peter Edward
Mentioned 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.
ROBERTSON Stuart D Gordon
Stuart 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.
SAYER Ernest John
Ernest 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.
BERNARD-SMITH G Christopher B
George 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.
STEWARD Geoffrey William
Private 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.
TUCK James William
Gunner 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.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF LIEUT GODFREY BURTON COOK 20TH HUSSARS
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT JASSY MARCH 23RD 1918 AGED 23 YEARS

THIS PANELLING WAS ERECTED BY HIS DEVOTED FATHER AND MOTHER
COOK G B

Godfrey 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 Cemetery. I.H.19.

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