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BILLOCKBY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith 2003

Billockby is a small village north of Acle.

1914-1918

GOWEN

Robert Ambrose

Stoker 2nd Class K/48180. H.M. Drifter "Five.", Royal Navy. Died Thursday 25 July 1918. Age 18. Grandson of Mrs. Alice Fuller, of Chippesby, Great Yarmouth. Commemorated: PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. L. 3.

Special Note: Admiralty hired drifter FIVE, Admiralty number 1050, port ID YH510. Built 1907 and of 84 tons. She was armed with a 3 pounder gun and was a net minesweeper. She was in service from January 1915 to 1920. She became the drifter REGINA STELLA when requisitioned in WW2. Thanks to Malcolm G Fergusson of Edinburgh for the information about HM Drifter "Five".

GOWING

Alfred James

Possibly: Private DM2/171259. "L" Siege Park, Royal Army Service Corps attd. 119th Army Bde XI Corps. , Royal Field Artillery. Died Wednesday 12 February 1919. Buried: HALLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Halle, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium . Ref. A. 38. See also Fleggburgh St Margaret Memorial.

GOWING

Frederick George

Private 203432. 1st/4th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 26 April 1917. Age 36. enlisted East Dereham. Son of John and Elizabeth Gowing, of Billockby, Norfolk; husband of Emma Matilda Gowing, of Clippesby, Fleggburgh, Great Yarmouth. Buried: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. B. 131. See also Fleggburgh St Margaret Memorial.

SAUNDERS

Jonathan

Private 40501. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly 29086 Essex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 30 October 1917. Born Billockby, Norfolk. Lived Fleggburgh Marshes. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A. See also Fleggburgh St Margaret Memorial.

1939 – 1945

WOOLSTON

Harry Arthur

Private 5772930. 2nd Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Friday 17 May 1940. Age 22. Son of Bertie Fredrick and Phyllis Woolston, of Sutton, Norfolk. Buried: DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Ref. Plot 2 Row 5 Grave 29.

2 June 2003

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