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BRISTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith 2003

The Memorial is situated in the Churchyard at Briston.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF BRISTON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

1914 – 1919

ARNOLD

Percy Lake

Private M2/055425. Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps, attd. 479th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in France & Flanders on 18th June 1918. Aged 33. Born Briston. Lived Foulsham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. T.W. and Mrs. A. Arnold, of Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Buried: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. B. 67

ATTOE

Hubert Ernest

Private 2484. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 19. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Attoe, of Reepham Rd., Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

ATTOE

(Joseph) Thomas

Private 102598. 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) Formerly 63453 Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th August 1918. Born Briston. Lived (Melton) Constable. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-En-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. H. 2.

BARWICK

James Henry

Private 3/L/37456. 21st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, transferred to (33869) 57th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd July 1917. Aged 24. Born Briston. Enlisted Porth, Rhondda, Glamorgan. Son of William and Mary Ann Barwick, of Church St., Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Buried: Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. B. 9.

BUCKLEY

Louis Edmund B.

Private 1583. 1/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Egypt on 22nd November 1915. Aged 22. Born Briston. Enlisted Melton Constable. Son of the Rev. William Louis Buckley, B.A., M.A., and Gertrude Mary Buckley, of Alderford Rectory, Norwich. Buried: Alexandria (Chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. C. 136.

DEWING

John

Private 240233. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Aged 19. Born Briston. Enlisted Melton Constable. Son of John and Annie M. Dewing, of Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panels 12 to 15.

FOX

Harry

Private 23632. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 24th September 1916. Aged 20. Born Shamtoney (sic) – probably Saham Toney. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Alfred and Harriett Fox, of Church St., Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Buried: Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. V. S. 1.

FOX

James

No further information available at present.

GASCOIGNE

(James) Walter

Private 23269. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in India on 19th September 1916. Born Briston. Enlisted Cromer. Commemorated: Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India. Face 3.

GRIFFITHS

George S.

Private 14417. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th September 1915. Aged 19. Born Briston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clitheroe, of Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

GRIFFITHS

Richard T.

Probably: Richard Thomas Griffiths. Private 21508. 12th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 25th February 1917. Born Preston, Lancs. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Ref. O. V. C. 15.

GRINT

Henry Charles

Private 16868. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th March 1916. Aged 23. Born Briston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Benjamin Grint, of Briston, Norfolk. Buried: Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. A. 4.

HARRISON

Richard W.

Driver 876091. 409th Battery, 96th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th September 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. W. J. and Mrs. M. A. Harrison, of Hall St., Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Buried: Gwalia Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. H. 13.

IVES

Charles C.

Private G/41932. 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 21262 East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st August 1918. Aged 36. Born Briston. Lived Ipswich, Suffolk. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Joseph and Mary Ives, of Briston, Norfolk. Buried: Railway Cutting Cemetery, Courcelles-Le-Comte, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. A. 37.

LAMBERT

Cecil

Possibly: Cecil Lambert. Private 38803. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th October 1918. Born Ordsel, Nottinghamshire. Enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex. Buried: Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XVII. F. 2.

PARTRIDGE

Charles William

Lance Corporal 3/6896. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 5th May 1915. Born Briston. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Sp. Mem. B. 7.

PARTRIDGE

Frederick Charles

Private 3/10549. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th June 1916. Aged 32. Born Thurning, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Blanche Maria Partridge, of Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

RUDD

Arthur

Possibly: Arthur Rudd. Private 200628. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panels 12 to 15.

SANDS

William Cread

Private 20922. "D Company, 13th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 18699 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th November 1917. Aged 30. Born Melton Constable. Lived Briston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William Cread Sands and Susannah Sands, of Great Thornage, Melton Constable; husband of Agnetta Sands, of Old Factory, Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 7 and 8.

SCOTT

Herbert James

Corporal 320204. 12th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th August 1918. Enlisted Melton Constable. Son of Herbert J. and Susan Scott, of Longyard, Briston, Norfolk. Buried: Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque, Nord, France. Ref. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 10.

SCOTT

Martin

Private 33890. 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th October 1917. Aged 19. Born Briston. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, of The Old House, Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 79 to 80 and 163A.

SMITH MM

Percy J

Lance Corporal 6475. 20th Company Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 22157 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th October 1917. Aged 23. Born Briston. Lived Melton Constable. Enlisted Worksop. Son of Sarah Smith, of East End, Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk, and the late William John Smith. Awarded the Military Medal. (This is not recorded on the CD). Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

STEARMAN

Robert

Private 22830. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th August 1918. Born Cadestone (?), Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

WARD

Herbert Youngman

Private 39036. 2nd Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly 262997 Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 4th November 1918. Aged 26. Born and lived Briston. Enlisted Park Royal, Middlesex. Son of Henry Youngman Ward and Emma Ward, of Hindolvestone, Dereham, Norfolk. Buried: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VII. C. 3.

WHITTRED

Herbert George

Corporal 7329. 30th Div. goth Company, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly 5586 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 31st July 1916. Aged 19. Born and lived Briston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of H. George and Rose Whittred, of Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk; husband of Mary Elizabeth Whittred, of Malthouse Yard, Reepham, nr. Norwich. Buried: La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France. Ref. I. E. 39.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939 – 1945

BROWN

James E

No further information available at present.

CRASKE

Frederick

Probably: Frederick Edward John Craske. Private 5773186. 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 26th May 1940. Aged 20. Commemorated: Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Column 44.

CROWE

Herbert Stanley

Able Seaman C/JX 658048. H.M.M.L. 1226 (His Majesty’s Motor Launch), Royal Navy. Died on 4th October 1945. Aged 19. Son of Ernest Robert and Gertrude Ethel Crowe, of Briston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 80, 3.

PARTRIDGE

Frederick James

Private 5778253. 6th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 17th May 1943. Aged 27. Son of Frederick Charles and Blanche Maria Partridge; husband of Doris Bertha Partridge, of Holt, Norfolk. Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 2. O. 67.

PERRY

Charles William

Lance Corporal 5776964. 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 21st September 1944. Aged 24. Son of Charles and Belinda Perry, of Briston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 48.

SMITH

Reginald

No further information available at present.

WRIGHT

William

No further information available at present.

Brass Plaque in the Church

IN MEMORY OF
P/O Bernard M. J. Vincent
Fl/Sgt Edward H. Nancarrow
Fl/Sgt Colin G.C. Frost
12 Squadron R.A.F.
Who died in the Parish
While on Active Service.
17th August 1941.
LEST WE FORGET

VINCENT

Bernard Montague Jeffrey

Pilot Officer 63824. 12 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 17th August 1941. Son of Montague and Marjorie Vincent, of Yeovil, Somerset. Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Ref. 25. B. 19.

NANCARROW

Edward Horatio

Flight Sergeant (Observer) 564733. 12 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died on 17th August 1941. Aged 26. Son of Horatio and Alice Nancarrow, of Fratton, Portsmouth; husband of Gertrude Nancarrow. Buried: Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery, Hampshire. Ref. Row 8. Grave 20.

FROST

Colin George Charles

Flight Sergeant 747744. 12 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 17th August 1941. Aged 21. Son of Harold Joseph George and Mary Frost, of Polesworth, Warwickshire. Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Ref. 25. B. 18.

Buried in the Cemetery, not on the Memorial

DAPLYN

George James

Private 7588754. A.A. Brigade Workshops, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died on 15th November 1939. Buried: Briston (All Saints) Churchyard.

Last updated 6 December, 2006

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