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BRANCASTER WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Lynda Smith - 2003

The Memorial is in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin Church, Brancaster at the junction of Broad Lane and the A149. It takes the form of a Celtic wheel cross on a tapering plinth. It lists 30 men who gave their lives in World War 1, 6 in World War 2 and one in the Berlin Airlift.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Comber 2008

ERECTED IN MEMORY
OF BRANCASTER MEN
WHO FELL IN THE WAR
1914 - 1919

BILLING William James

Private 23490. 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 October 1916. Born Brancaster Staithe. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

BRITTON John Henry

Private 22213. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 27 July 1916. Born Brancaster. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

FERNIE David

No further information available at present.

FIDDAMAN Walter William

(Fiddament on SDGW). Private 13944 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died Thursday 27 July 1916. Age 20. Born Brancaster. Enlisted Norwich. Brother of Alice L. Fiddaman, of Manor House, Holme, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

GUTHRIE Bede

Lance Corporal 267227. 1st/5th Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 16 August 1917. Age 21. Born King's Lynn. Enlisted North Walsham. Son of William and Ellen Guthrie, of Southwoods, Brancaster Staithe, King's Lynn. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Panel 72 to 75.

HARRELL Herbert William

Petty Officer Stoker 287426. H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal Navy. Died Tuesday 22 September 1914. Age 36. Son of William and Jane Harrell, of Stanhoe, Norfolk; husband of Anna Maria Harrell, of London St., Brancaster, Norfolk. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 4.

(Special note: In the early hours of the morning of 22 September 1914, HMS Cressy along with HMS Aboukir & HMS Hogue were sunk by torpedoes from a U-boat under the command of Otto Weddigen, in the North Sea.)

KING Andrew Manzie

Private 41643. 1st Bn., Essex Regiment. Formerly 3428 Norfolk Regiment. Died Wednesday 15 August 1917. Lived Brancaster. Enlisted East Dereham. Buried: BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Ref. VII. L. 3.

LAKE George

No further information available at present.

THOMPSON- LARGE M.M. Cyril

No further information available at present.

LOYNES Robert Edmund

Fitter Staff Serjeant 137760. 258th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 6 June 1918. Age 36. Born Holt. Lived King's Lynn. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert John and Ann Loynes. Buried: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. M. 32.

MARTIN Herbert Rowland

Private 16175. 12th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Friday 15 September 1916. Age 35. Born Brancaster. Enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Son of Robert Thomas and Anne Martin, of Brancaster Staithe, King's Lynn. Buried: BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS, Somme, France. Ref. III. C. 5.

MATSELL Charles William Bertie

Private 203493. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 20 November 1917. enlisted King's Lynn. Buried: FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Ref. II. H. 10.

NUDDS John William

Private 25730. 1st Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Formerly 11937 Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 6 May 1917. Born Burnham, Westgate, Norfolk. Lived King's Lynn. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

PETCHEY Ernest

Private 30001. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 15 March 1917. Age 30. Born and lived Brancaster. Enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Edward and Harriette Petchey; husband of Ethel Georgina Petchey, of London St., Brancaster, Norfolk. Buried: ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. J. 19.

PITCHER Alfred Edward

Private 17425. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 27 July 1916. Born Brancaster. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

PURER Charles

No further information available at present.

PROUDFOOT Samuel

Private 241122. 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19 April 1917. Age 25. Enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Robert and Jane Proudfoot, of Brancaster, King's Lynn. Buried: GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXIII. D. II.

RANSON Charles William

Lance Corporal 2044. 1st Bn., Welsh Guards. Formerly 3918 Life Guards. Died of wounds Saturday 28 September 1918. Age 25. Born Downham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ranson, of Brancaster, King's Lynn. Buried: GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XIV. C. 18.

RAMSAY M.M John

No further information available at present.

RAVEN Charles Robert

Lance Corporal 29834. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 26 April 1917. Age 28. Born Brancaster. Enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Charles and Annie Maria Raven, of High St., Brancaster, King's Lynn. Buried: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VI. B. I5.

SIMMS-REEVE Charles

Captain, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 14th February 1915. Born Brancaster Staithe (probably Staithe House) 1885/6, son of William Hawkins Reeve, and grandson of Simms Reeve (of Brancaster Hall). the 'double barrel' was added in 1922'ish, it just so happened that Charles' second christian name was Simms. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.

SKIPPER William John

Private G/8054. 7th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) Killed in action Thursday 28 September 1916. Born and lived Brancaster. Enlisted King's Lynn. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.

SOUTHERLAND Russell

(CWGC & CD have name as SUTHERLAND). Private 10604. 120th Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 16169 East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 5 May 1917. Age 21. Born and lived Brancaster Staithe. Enlisted King's Lynn. Son of William and Anna Sutherland, of Brancaster Staithe, Lynn, Norfolk. Buried: FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Ref. I. A. 9.

WEST Albert John

Lance Corporal G/16177. 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 30 September 1916. Age 23. Born Brancaster. Enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Henry Ashbrook West and Mary Jane West, of "Harbour View", Brancaster Staithe, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried: CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Ref. XII. L. I.

WILLIAMSON

Percy

Private G/18773, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 29th April 1918 with B.E.F. Born Brancaster, enlisted King's Lynn. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88. Also listed on the Burnham Deepdale Memorial
WINTERBONE Percy Isaac

WGC has name as Robert Isaac. Chief Stoker 287400. H.M.S. "Vanguard", Royal Navy. Died Monday 9 July 1917. Age 39. Son of the late Robert Isaac and E, Winterbone of, Brancaster Staithe, King's Lynn Norfolk; husband of Kate Winterbone, of 3, Watton, Bridport, Dorset. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 23.

WOODBINE Herbert

Private 16627. 14th Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22 March 1918. Born Brancaster. Enlisted Bristol. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 40 and 41.

YOUNGS Herbert

Private 9183. 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 13 October 1915. Age 20. Born Brancaster. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. S. Hubbard, of Fern Cottage, Brancaster, King's Lynn. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

YOUNGS Thomas William

Private 21366. 7th Bn., Border Regiment. Formerly 18626 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Age 25. Lived Brancaster. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Youngs, of High St., Brancaster; husband of A. L. Youngs, of High St., Brancaster, King's Lynn. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

1939 - 1945

CORY-WRIGHT Jonathan Francis

Lieutenant 312996. Scots Guards. Died Monday 9 April 1945. Buried: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Ref. 12. J. 9.

CORY- WRIGHT (Anthony John) Julian

Captain 72690. 181 Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Monday 26 June 1944. Age 27. Son of Geoffrey and Felicity Cory-Wright; husband of Susan Esterel Cory-Wright, of Catfield, Norfolk. Buried: TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Ref. II. G. 11.

DUFFIELD Phyllis Mary

Aircraftwoman 2nd Class 453274. Women's Aux. Air Force. Died Monday 2 March 1942. Commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 291.

GILLIAT David

Lieutenant 169940. Royal Wiltshire Yeo., R.A.C. Died Tuesday 1 August 1944. Age 22. Son of Maj. Frank Leslie Gilliat and Edith Georgiana Veronica Gilliat, of Brancaster, Norfolk. Buried: AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. I. A. 8.

HAWLEY Anthony Duncan Herbert

Flying Officer 130655. Pilot. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 9 July 1943. Age 20. Son of George William Hawley and Eileen Edith Hawley, of Brancaster, Norfolk. Buried: LA REUNION WAR CEMETERY, Algeria. Ref. 1. B. 6.

SUTHERLAND Herbert Elijah

Lance Bombardier 1083325. 154 (The Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Monday 27 September 1943. Age 29. Husband of Lucy Mary Sutherland, of Brancaster, Norfolk. Buried: BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Ref. 3. A. 6.

1949
BERLIN AIR LIFT

SHARP, D.F.C. John

No further information available at present.

Last updated 5 February, 2009

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