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BEIGHTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright ©Michael Peck 2017

The 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.

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN UNDYING HONOUR OF
BEIGHTON MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

BROWN Frederick
Royal Fusiliers.
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]
MYHILL Lewis E
103rd Canadian Regiment.
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.
SPOONER Hubert H
Royal Naval Reserve.
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]
EBBAGE Samuel
Essex Regiment.
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.
MYHILL William
Lincolnshire Regiment.
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.
ROSE William D
Loyal 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.
HUBBARD Frederick G
Royal Naval Reserve.
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
GODFREY William
Royal 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.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
CATOR William B
Royal Navy.
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 Memorial. 61.1.

WHO FELL IN THE 1939 – 45 WAR

Last updated 12 July, 2017

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