War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright ©Michael Peck 2017
memorial is just outside the gate of All Saints Church, Beigton, Norfolk.
It takes the form of a fourt-stepped base surmounted by a plint, and
a tapered shaft crowned wth a wheel cross. The memorial lists the names
of eight men lost in Wrld War 1 and of one lost in World War 2; the
names have the arm of service with which they served listed beside them.
Copyright © Michael Peck 2017
THE GLORY OF GOD
IN UNDYING HONOUR OF
BEIGHTON MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Private 26193. 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action
4th August 1916. Son of Michael and Emily Brown. Born c1893 North
Burlingham, enlisted Norwich and resident North Burlingham, Norfolk.
Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 8C, 9A and 16A.
[Note: no proven connection with Beighton found, but Roll of Honour
indicates 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers and killed in action 1916]
Lewis E Myhill on memorial, Louis Ethelbert Myhill on birth and
all other records. Private 703681. 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry
(Central Ontario Regiment). Died 15th September 1916. Next of kin
recorded as (Uncle) J Grimson of Beighton, Norfolk (John Richard
Grimson marries Sophia Elizabeth Myhill 1889). Born Buckenham, Norfolk
1st March 1888 and enlisted 18th February 1916 Vancouver, Canada.
Commemorated Reninghelst New Military Cemetery. II.C.11.
Hubert Howard Spooner. Born 16th May 1881, Beighton the son of William
and Susannah Spooner. Husband of Lucy Annie S Spooner (nee Thaxter).
Occupation was Fisherman. Civil death of Hubert H Spooner, aged
37 years, registered 1917 and appears death as civilian after discharge
from forces, but of war related cause and therefore on memorial.
[Note: Roll of Honour indicates service on HMS Attentive II, invalided
from service and died 1917. HMS Attentive II was shore base in Dover,
parent establishment for Auxiliary Small Craft]
Lance Corporal 20766. 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 17491
Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Son of Samuel and
Ellen Ebbage. Born 5th October 1895 Beighton, enlisted Norwich and
resident Beighton, Norfolk. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 7.
Private 15948. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action
1st August 1917. Parentage unproven. Grandson of George Myhill.
Nephew of S Grimson of Beighton, Norfolk (Sophia Elizabeth Grimson
(nee Myhill), wife of John Richard Grimson). Born Cantley (as SDGW,
born c1897 Great Yarmouth on census), enlisted Norwich and entered
France 30th June 1915, resident Beighton, Norfolk. Commemorated
Philosophe British Cemetery. I.U.5.
North Lancashire Regiment.
William Dennis Rose. Private 29909. 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire
Regiment, formerly 17284 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 31st
October 1918. Son of William and Harriet Matilda Rose (Soldiers
Effects has property to widow Mabel Rose, appears to be Mabel Smithers
married 1915 but unproven). Born 1889 Strumpshaw, enlisted Norwich
and resident Beighton, Norfolk. Commemorated Ingoyghem Military
Cemetery. Sp Mem 2.
Frederick George Hubbard. Deck Hand 3032DA(Ch), Royal Naval Reserve.
HM Drifter Vintage. Born 14th October 1896 Cantley, Norfolk (as
naval record, birth recorded 1895) and died of disease 23rd November
1918. The son of Joseph and Lydia Hubbard of Beighton Corner, Norfolk
(as 1911). Husband of Florence Hubbard (nee Cramp) of 4 Alexandra
Place, Buckland, Dover, KEN. Died of disease 23rd November 1918.
Commemorated St James Cemetery, Dover, KEN. M.V.4
Army Ordnance Corps.
Roll of Honour indicates Royal Army Ordnance Corps and died of pneumonia
1918 but unable to identify as casualty, or connection with Beighton
and no further information.
NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
IN MEMORY OF
William B Cator on memorial, William Bertie Cater on all other records.
Leading Stoker C/KX92318, Royal Navy. HMS Blean (Destroyer, sunk
by German submarine U-443). Killed in action 11th December 1942,
aged 26 years. Son of William and Dora Cater, husband of Eileen
A Cater (nee Leathers) of Enfield, MDX. Commemorated Chatham Naval
FELL IN THE 1939 – 45 WAR
12 July, 2017