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BROCKDISH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Elaine Murphy, researched Martin Edwards 2012

The Brockdish war memorial is sited near the south porch of the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Brockdish, and is in the form of a simple gothic, Portland Stone, cross on a square plinth. Three sides have the names of the dead in alphabetical order, for World War 1; there is a small additional stone footplate on the fourth side to the two dead of World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Elaine Murphy 2012

TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-18

ALLUM William
Private 27917, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 24. Born Brockdish, enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Elizabeth Rachel Allum, of Coronation Cottages, Brockdish, Diss, Norfolk. In 1911 William was single, aged 17, a Farm Labourer, born Brockdish, son of William and Elizabeth Rachel Allum, resident at Brick Kiln Cottage, Brockdish, Scole. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 104 to 105.
BARKWAY Frank Vincent
Rifleman Z/1515, 12th Battalion, Rifle brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 18 March 1916. Aged 20. Born Brockdish, enlisted Rugby, resident Scole. Son of Benjamin and Ada Barkway, of Brockdish, Scole, Norfolk. Native of Weybread, Suffolk. In the 1911 census his relationship is listed as Page Boy, single, aged 16, born brockdish, resident with Ernest Wentworth Wade, a Doctor, at London Road, Harleston. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row D. Grave 3.
BLOOMFIELD George Henry
Private 22838, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 15 March 1917. Aged 23. Born Brockdish, enlisted Norwich. Son of Henry and Jane Bloomfield, of Thorpe Abbots, Diss, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he is living with his parents, single, aged 17, a Groom, born brockdish, resident at Brook Cottages, Brockdish, Scole. Buried in Shaikh Saad Old Cemetery but commemorated in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq.
BUTCHER Edgar Arthur
[Listed as Private on memorial] Able Seaman R/5761, Ansion Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 24 March 1918. Aged 33. Born 12 September 1884 at Brockdish. Son of Walter and Amelia Butcher, of Brockdish; husband of Agnes Butcher, of Brockdish, Diss, Norfolk. Joined the Army Reserve 24 June 1916, entered the service 4 August 1917, with draft B.E.F. 3 December 1917, joined Anson battalion 18 December 1917 until his death. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

DAY Albert Victor
[Memorial states aged 23] Private 6594, 1/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1916. Aged 22. Born Needham, enlisted Norwich, resident Norfolk. Son of Mr. Edward Lewis and Mrs Anna Day, of Lodge Villa, Brockdish, Diss, Norfolk; brother of William James who also died (see below). In the 1911 census he is living with his parents, aged 19, single, a Farm Labourer, born Needham, resident at Old Chapel Yard, Brockdish, Scole. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C.

DAY William James

[Memorial states aged 20] Private 21284, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 10 April 1917. Aged 18. Born Needham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Edward Lewis and Annie Day, of Brockdish, Scole, Norfolk; brother of Albert Victor who also died (see above). In the 1911 census he is living with his parents, aged 14, single, a Kitchen Boy, born Needham, resident at Old Chapel Yard, Brockdish, Scole. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 6.

FISHER Alfred James
Private 240303, 428th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died 18 November 1918. Aged 21. Son of Frederick and Susanah Fisher, of Whitehouse Farm, St. Lawrence, Bungay. In the 1911 census he was living with his parents, aged 14, a Farmer's son working on farm, born Thorpe Abbotts, resident Highgate Farm, Brockdish, Scole. Buried South of the church in ILKETSHALL ST. LAWRENCE CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
FOULGER Alfred
[Memorial states 21 May 1917] Private 15161, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 17 May 1917. Aged 24. Born Beccles, enlisted Norwich. In 1911 he was living with his parents, George Rouse and Emma Foulger, single, aged 20, Grocer's Carter, born beccles, resident Chapel Row, Brockdish, Scole. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

HINES John Nathaniel
[Mmeorial states Aged 38.] Private 17588, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11 June 1915. Aged 37. Born Brockdish, enlisted Norwich. Son of Nathanie and Eliza Hines; husband of Daisy Hines, of Bridge St., Brockdish, Diss, Norfolk. In 1911 he had been married to Daisy for 11 years and they had a duaghter, Gladys, aged 8; he was a Coal hawker, aged 34, born Brockdish and resident in Bridge Street, Brockdish, Scole. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special Memorial A. 9.
HINES William Bertie
Private 18575, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Aged 35. Born Brockdish, enlisted Norwich. In 1911 he was ingle, aged 29, living with his widowed mother Eliza, a Farm Labourer, born brockdish and resident in Factory Square, Brockdish, Scole. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

LICENCE Frederick Arthur
[Listed on memorial as Drummer] Private 16956, 2nd Battalion, Essex Reguiment. Died 31 July 1918. Aged 27. Born Brattleby, Lincolsnhire, enlisted Willsden, Middlesex, resident Scole. Son of Frederick and Julia Licence. Native of Brockdish, Scole, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was living with his parents, single, aged 20, Assistant Domestic Gardener, born Brattleby, resident in Church Lane, Brockdish, Scole. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 9.
NORMAN Marshall Harold
Private 3/10411, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23 May 1916. Aged 34. Born Brockdish, enlisted Norwich. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, living with his parents-in-law, married to Matilda who was aged 19, a Farm Labourer, born brockdish, resident in Bridge Street, Brockdish, Scole. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 45.
READ Frederick John
Private 20889, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Aged 25. Born Thorpe Abbotts, enlisted Norwich, resident Brockdish. In the 1911 census he was the son of Charles Frederick and Ellen Emma Read, single, aged 20, a General Labourer, born Thorpe Abbotts, resident Needham, Norfolk. Formerly 16862, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

READ William James
[Spelt REED on CWGC] Private T.F.266997 [SDGW 206997], 1/9th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia 30 October 1917. Aged 32. Born Darsham, Suffolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Brockdish. In the 1911 census he is the son of Daiel and Laura Read, single, aged 24, a Farm Labourer, born Darsham, resident in Grove Villa, Brockdish, Scole. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. face 7.
SHEMMING Ernest Edward
[Memorial states Aged 29] Private 29735, "B" Company, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 April 1917 [memorial states 10 April 1917]. Aged 30. Born Brockdish, enlisted and resident Aldeburgh. Son of Frances Shemming, of Mill House, Syleham, Norfolk, and the late Frederick Shemming; husband of Evelyn May Shemmine, of May Villa, Fawcett Rd., Aldeburgh, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

WHITE Cecil Wilson Morton
Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 20. Son of the Rev. Wilson Woodhouse White, of Brockdish Rectory, Diss, Norfolk, and the late Edith Isabella White (nee Morton). He was a Foundation Scholar at Marlborough and had gained a Classical Exhibition at Gorville, and Caius College, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
WHITING Alfred Edward
Private 21192, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Aged 33. Born Thorpe Abbotts, enlisted Norwich, resident Scole, Norfolk. Formerly 18382, Norfolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he is livign with his wife, Lillie Jane, he is 28 years old, a Doemstic Gardener, born Thorpe Abbotts, resident in The Lodge, Brockdish, Scole. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row N. Grave 8.
WHITING Robert William
Private 17794, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 28 April 1917 [memorial states 29 October 1917]. Aged 29. Born Thorpe Abbotts, enlisted Norwich, resident Brockdish. Son of Adeline and the late George John Whiting, of Brockdish, Norfolk. In 1911 he is living with his parents, aged 22, Domestic Gardener, born brockdish, resident in Upper Street, Brockdish, Scole. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 6A.
WILKINSON Harry
[Memorial states 18 November 1918] Pioneer 142725, Royal Engineers. Died 20 November 1918. Aged 24. In the 1911 census he is the stepson of Frederick and Sarah Cisp, single, aged 16, a Clerk, born Brixton, Surrey, resident in Hall Farm, Brockdish, Scole. Commemorated on Screen Wall in MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, WISBECH, Cambridgeshire, buried in Wisbech General (Leverington Road) Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
ALSO
TO THOSE WHO FELL IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939-45
DEBENHAM Clifford Harry
[Memorial lists him as Aged 28] Private 5769692, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 6 January 1941. Aged 29. Son of Charles W. Debenham and Annie M. Debenham, of Brockdish, Norfolk. Buried in KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY, Poland. Plot 2A. Row D. Grave 3.
FLATMAN Bertie James
Private 5777423, 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese 25 October 1943. Aged 23. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 77.

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