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BROOKE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright ©Michael Peck 2017

The Brooke War Memorial, which is situated at the west end of the churchyard of the Church of St Peter, is a Grade II listed building. It lists 17 men from Worlkd War 1 and 5 for World War 2. It takes the form of a stone, floriated, cross on a tall octagonal shaft with moulded collar, set onto a square-section, corniced, plinth bearing the inscriptions. The whole is set upon a moulded square-section base. There is also a brass plaque within the church commemorating one man.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2017

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
HONOURED MEMORY
OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

BALDWIN C
Charles Russell Baldwin on 1893 birth record, Charles Baldwin thereafter. Private 2062. 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died Gallipoli 18th September 1915. Son of George and stepson of Maria Elizabeth Baldwin of Marsh House, Wortwell, Norfolk. Born Topcroft and enlisted Brooke, Norfolk. Commemorated 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery. Sp Mem B.46.
BULLEN C
Charles Henry Bullen. Private G/71256. 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, formerly 290547 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th April 1918. Son of Robert John and Lucy Bullen of Brooke, Norfolk (as 1911). Husband of Gertrude R Bullen (nee Adams). Born 14th October 1880 (as baptism record, although birth registered 1879) Brooke, enlisted Cromer and resident Blakeney, Norfolk. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 3.
BURROUGHES C
Charles Burrows on 1890 birth record, Charles R Burrows 1891 census, Charlie Burrows 1901 census, Charles Revel Burroughs on enlistment 21st April 1906, Charles Burroughes 1911 census (with 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment) and Charles Revel Burroughs on ‘Soldiers Effects’, SDGW and CWGC.
Charles Revel Burroughs. Sergeant 7215. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th October 1914. Son of Mary Ann Burrows, Grandson of William R and Maryann Burrows. Born Poringland and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Le Touret Memorial. Panel 8.
COOPER G
George Cooper. Private 15298. 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 13th July 1916, aged 24 years. Son of (the late) James and Sarah Cooper of High Green, Brooke, Norfolk. Born Brooke, enlisted Norwich and resident Brooke, Norfolk. Commemorated Essex Farm Cemetery. II.V.3.
CUBITT E
Edwin John Cubitt. Private 200607. 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died Egypt 5th December 1917, aged 23 years. Son of James and Hannah Cubitt of Welbeck, Brooke, Norfolk as 1911). Born 26th September 1894 Thorpe Hamlet and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. CWGC has noted ‘Native of Brooke, Norfolk’. Commemorated Port Said War Memorial Cemetery. C.23.
DREDGE L
Llewellyn Dredge. Private 20461. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 16508 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 6th August 1915. Son of Lavinia Dredge of Tutworth Vicarage, Chard, SOM. Born Silverton, DEV (as SDGW, born Upton, DEV as census), enlisted and resident Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Twelve Trees Copse Cemetery. Spec Mem B.41
EVANS M
Matthew Arthur Evans. Lance Corporal 48850. 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 7088 Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds 6th April 1918, aged 37 years. Son of Matthew and Louise Evans of Garden Lodge, Brooke Hose, Norfolk (as 1911). Husband of Mrs Annie Evans (nee Newell) of 11 Medley Road, West Hampstead, LND. Born Shrewsbury, SAL (as SDGW, born Shenstone STS on census) and enlisted Hampstead, LND. CWGC notes ‘Native of Brooke, Norfolk’. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. XXXIII.D.12A.
FRENCH V
Ernest Edward Victor French. Private 23329. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 15th March 1918. Son of Isaac and Elizabeth French of High Green, Brooke, Norfolk. Born 1898 Brooke, enlisted Norwich and resident Brooke, Norfolk. Commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. XXVII.EE.15A.
JAY C
Christopher Jay. Leading Seaman 202532, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Hawke’ (Cruiser, sunk by German submarine U-9). Died 15th October 1914 years. Son of Christopher and Louisa Jay of Norwich, Norfolk. Husband of Ethel Alice Jay (nee Stone) of Brooke, Norfolk. Born 23rd April 1883 Norwich, Norfolk (as naval record although birth registered 1884) and enlisted 7th January 1899 (as Boy), released to Royal Naval Reserve 26th April 1913. Commemorated Chatham Memorial. 1.
NORMAN J
James Percy Norman. Private 40021. D Company, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 17th May 1917. Son of James and Georgiana Norman of Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk. Born 26th April 1897 Brooke and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
PARFITT C
Cecil Robert Parfitt. Gunner 125545. 25th Anti-Aircraft Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died home 23rd March 1917. Son of Robert Thomas and Rosa Parfitt. Husband of (the late) Ethel Parfitt (nee Cracknell) of White Lion, Brooke, Norfolk (as 1911) and Betsy A E Parfitt (nee Smith, from 1916). Born 1878 Brooke (as SDGW, born Shotesham on census) and enlisted Wrexham, Norfolk. Commemorated Brooke (St Peter) Churchyard.
SAYER F
Frederick John Sayer. Private 200614. 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Palestine 19th April 1917. Son of George and Hannah Maria Sayer of Brooke, Norfolk. Born 1896 Brooke and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Jerusalem Memorial. Panel 12 to 15.
SAYER R
Robert Sayer. Private 7158. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th June 1916. Son of (the late) Mrs Harriett Sayer (as CWGC, parentage unproven). Born 1883 Mundham (as SDGW, born Kirstead on census) and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Soldiers Effects has property left to Elsie C Knights. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
STURMAN C
Robert Charles Sturman on 1894 birth record, Charles Sturman thereafter. Lance Corporal 16066. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Son of Arthur and Christiana Sturman of Mereside, Brooke, Norfolk. Died of wounds 5th January 1916. Born Brooke and enlisted 31st August 1914 Norwich, Norfolk (enters France 30th May 1915, promoted Lance Corporal 1st December 1915). Commemorated Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. II.B.9.
STURMAN G
Sidney George Sturman on 1891 birth record, George Sturman thereafter. Private 15198. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Son of Arthur and Christiana Sturman of Mereside, Brooke, Norfolk. Born 4th January 1891 Brooke and enlisted Norwich St Andrew, Norfolk, entered France 11th August 1915. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
TURNER G
George Albert Turner. Private 26194. 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th October 1916 years. Son of (the late) George and Mary Ann Turner of High Green, Brooke, Norfolk (as 1911). Born 31st November 1883 Brooke, enlisted Norwich and resident Brooke, Norfolk. Commemorated Serre Road Cemetery No: 2. III.D.17.
WHITWOOD H
H B J Whitwood on CWGC, Harry Whitwood on SDGW, Harry Whitwood on 1892 birth record and baptised as Harry James Whitwood. Private 240569. 1st Battalion, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26th October 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Samuel George and Elizabeth Whitwood of Norwich Road, Brooke, Norfolk. Born Norwich, Norfolk (as SDGW, born Brooke on census), enlisted Bromley and resident West Wickham, KEN. Commemorated Hooge Crater Cemetery. VIII.L.9.
1939-1945
CLARKE F
Frederick John Clarke. Flight Sergeant 1292597, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th June 1945. Son of Thomas and Ethel A Clarke of Norwich, Norfolk. Born 10th October 1920. Present Brooke, Norfolk 1939. Commemorated Singapore Memorial. Column 449.
CORBETT P
Unable to identify and no further information currently
GOOCH D
Unable to identify and no further information currently
SAYER F
Frederick Samuel Sayer. Gunner 5775312. 5/3 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 23rd December 1941, aged 22 years. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 50.3.
UTTING E
Edward Arthur Charles Utting. Private 14370976. 2/5th Battalion, Queens Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 26th September 1944, aged 20 years. Son of Arthur Alfred and Lily May Utting of Brooke, Norfolk. Commemorated Gradara War Cemetery. II.C.48.
Internal Memorial
BUNBURY Arthur
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH LUCY, WIFE OF SHIRLEY BUNBURY,
VICAR OF THIS PARISH 1895-1905
WHO DIED JUNE 5TH 1906,
AGED 61 YEARS.
ALSO OF THEIR SON,
ARTHUR BUNBURY, R.N. OF H.M.S. HERMIONE,
WHO DIED FROM FEVER DURING THE OPERATIONS
UP THE YANGTSE RIVER, IN THE CHINA WAR 1900,
AGED 23 YEARS.

Born 28th April 1877 Battersea, LND, the son of Shirley and Sarah Lucy Bunbury. Enlists as Clerk, Royal Navy on 15th July 1895 and is Assistant Paymaster, HMS Hermione 1900.

Last updated 13 July, 2017

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