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BIRCHAM NEWTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright ©
Transcribed and photographed by Carolynn Langley.  Researched by Lynda Smith - 2004

Bircham Newton is a small village situated between Docking and Great Bircham in North West Norfolk. The Roll of Honour is on the wall of the nave of the church, above the box pews. It is hand-written and water-stained in places. Some parts are too badly faded to read. It lists both those who served as well as those who died, and gives full name and Regiment.

Previously known as the Bircham Institute, the Bircham Centre is a multi purpose building dedicated to the community of Reepham. It is part Library and Adult education centre. The structure is of a period design and has a dedicated garden attached. The roll of honour hangs in the centre as does a copy of the parchment detailing the donation of the building by S Bircham.

Photograph Copyright ©
Carolynn Langley 2004

Parchment:

As a Thank Offering to Almighty God for
the Victory He gave in the War 1914 - 1918
and in undying memory of, and gratitude to those
who gave their lives and services in that War.
The House and Garden
more fully described in the Deed hereinafter reffered to, was
presented by me the undersigned Sam Bircham to the
Trustees in the said Deed mentioned, to be held by them, and
their successors in office in perpetuity, under the name of
The Bircham Institute
as a Reading Room and Club for the use, enjoyment and
benefit of the inhabitants of the respective Parishes of Reepham, Kerdiston, Hackford next Reepham and Whitwell, as is more
fully set out in a deed dated 15th April 1919, and made between
me the said Sam Bircham of the one part, and Edward Verdon
Perry, Anthony Geake, William Robert Collyer, Richard Watts
Austin, Herbert Temple Owen, and John Sharpin, of the other part.
Sam Bircham

Framed name list:

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
HACKFORD
AND
WHITWELL
1914 - 1918

  ????? Algernon Robert
Private. 10th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
COOPER Reginald Herbert
Lance Corporal 20372. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th October 1917. Aged 24. Born Terrington St. Clement. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Husband of Elizabeth Cooper, of 2, Lynn Rd., Gaywood, King's Lynn. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
  HARE Kenneth
2nd Lieutenant Yorkshire Regiment. No further information available at present.
  LINCOLN Clement George
Shoeing Smith. 91st Brigade Royal Field Artillery. No further information available at present.
  LINCOLN Ernie
Private. East Surrey Regiment. No further information available at present.
  MATTHEWS Edgar Samuel
Private. 5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
  MATTHEWS John
Private. East Surrey Regiment. No further information available at present.
  MATTHEWS Percy Alfred
Gunner. Royal Horse Artillery. No further information available at present.
  MATTHEWS Robert Edward
Trooper. King’s Royal Rifles (Norfolk Yeomanry). No further information available at present.
  MATTHEWS Walter George
Private. 6th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
  NORMAN Benjamin
Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.
OSBORNE Jacob
(Osbourne On CD). Private 13349. 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment.) Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 24th May 1918. Aged 24. Born Bircham Newton. Lived King’s Lynn. Enlisted Skipton, Yorkshire. Son of Edward Jacob and Mary Ann Osborne, of 2, Bircham Newton, King's Lynn. Buried: Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XX. B. 8.
  OSBOURNE Charles Ashley
Private. West Surrey Regiment. No further information available at present.
  OSBOURNE   R.E Edward
Private.   (Unable to read Regiment). No further information available at present.
  PRIOR John Reynolds
Private. Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.

REEPHAM
AND
KERDISTON
1914-1918

1939-1945

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