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BIRCHAM NEWTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
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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.


Photograph Copyright ©
Carolynn Langley 2004

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.

  ????? 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 Regt.) 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.

5 February 2004

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