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BROOME WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Mick Tilley; researched Martin Edwards - 2005

A simple rectangular stone block in the churchyard of the very isolated St Michael's Church. It is somewhat weathered and difficult to decipher.

Photographs Copyright © Mick Tilley - 2005

CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED FOR US

PRAY FOR THE MEN OF BROOME
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 -1918 AND
THE WAR OF 1939 - 1945

Rest Eternal grant them O Lord
and let Perpetual Light shine
upon them

1914-1918

BALE

Wilfred Murray

Private 15488, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born Broome, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. F. W. and Mrs. S. A. Bale, of Bridge Cottage, Broome, Bungay. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.

BARKER

Archibald [ Henry]

Deck Hand 821/DA (CH), H.M. Drifter Kent County, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in action when Kent County was sunk by mine on 8 December 1916. Born in Ditchingham either 27 August 1893 or 26 June 1892 (clarification required). Enrolled 10 August 1914. Married Edith Bryanton (formerly Barker, neé Wesken) of 3, Oulton St., Lowestoft on 2 August 1915. Son of Henry Barker (dec.) and Mrs. Henrietta Hancy (formerly Barker), of Yarmouth Road, Broome, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 18.

CLARK

Thomas

probably Thomas CLARKE, Lance Corproal 3/10311, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in Salonika 25th February 1917. Born Bungay, enlisted Loestoft. Son of George and Catherine Clarke, of Bungay; husband of Catherine Mary Clarke, of High St., Lowestoft. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 12.

COLE

Philip Thomas

Private 15489, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 30th July 1916 in France & Flanders.Aged 24. Born Broome, enlisted Norwich. Son of Edward and Eliza Cole, of Prospect Place, Broome, Bungay. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row I. Grave 8.

ELLIS

Charles George Payne

Private G/9328, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Somerton, enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row O. Grave 1.

FISH

Ernest Edward

Private 82863, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) posted 2nd/2nd London Regiment. Killed in action 18th August 1918. Aged 38. Born St Andrew's, Suffolk, enlisted Wroxham, resident near Bungay. Son of George and Maria Fish, of Yarmouth Rd., Broome, Bungay, Suffolk. Formerly 87162, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

HARROD

Frederick

Private 242579, 5th Battaltion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in actrion 5th December 1917 in Palestine. Aged 23. Born Broome, enlisted Beccles. Husband of Rose Amelia Riches (formerly Harrod), of 1, Thurlons Yard, Northgate St., Beccles, Suffolk. No kown grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 16.

HOWLETT

John

possibly Private 43971, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bury St Emunds. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

KING

William

Private G/19659, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 23rd October 1918. Born Broome, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 33238, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XV. Row O. Grave 17.

LAWES

William Edward

Driver T4/198161, 487th H.T. Coympany, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 2nd June 1917. Born Broome, enlisted Nowich, resident Bungay. Buried in North-East part of St. MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, BROOME, Norfolk.

PULFORD

William

Bombardier 59768, 115th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 21st March 1915 in France & Flanders. Born St James, Bungay, enlisted Congleton, Suffolk, resident Bungay. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10.

SMITH

Arthur

Private 18390, "B" Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6th September 1916. Aged 27. Born Colegate End, enlisted Bungay. Son of Arthur Smith, of Pulham Market, Harleston; husband of Mrs. E. A. Woolterton (formerly Smith), of Rose Lodge, Denton, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried in TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 20.

SPALDING

Charles Christopher

Private 23861, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd November 1917. Aged 25. Born Mundham, enlisted Norwich. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. *** Add more later ***

SPARKES

John Percy

Private 40460, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Broome, enlisted Ditchingham. Son of C. Sparkes, of Broome Tunns, Bungay, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.

TAYLOR

William

Able Bodied Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, WALES/Z/1863. Engaged 19 August 1915. Killed in action on board HMS Defence at Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916, aged 29. Son of William and Mary Ann Taylor of 2 Prospect Place, Yarmouth Road, Broome. Born 1887; worked as a fisherman. Naval record states: ‘Of very good character and satisfactory ability’. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 19.

YOUNGS

Herbert Algernon [Mallett]

[Sometimes the Algernon was dropped and he was referred to simply as Herbert Mallett Youngs, listed as Herbert Mullett Youngs on SDGW and CWGC] Private 12283, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in 11 August 1917. Aged 21. Disembarked for France on 15 October 1915. Born Loddon, enlisted Norwich. Son of Daniel and Charlotte Youngs, of Loddon Rd. Mundham, Brooke, Norfolk. Admitted to broome School 1905, born 9 October 1895. Unmarried man, born in Hales, Norfolk, in the second quarter of 1896. Resident at Red House Farm, Lugg Lane (now called Lug’s Lane), Broome, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, son of Daniel and Charlotte Youngs, resident Hales Green, Hales, Loddon, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4.

WALKER

[Edgar] Charles

Private P.W/6153, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's OWn (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28th April 1917. Aged 41. Born Broome, enlisted Nowich, resident Bungay. Son of Charles and Emma Walker, of Broome, Bungay, Suffolk. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WALKER

Frederick Charles

Private 43336, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Enlisted Bungay. Son of Mrs. A. Walker, of 139, Algernon Rd., Hendon, London. Formerly 1305, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 3.

1939-1945

BARTLETT

Henry Kenneth

Flight Sergeant 1330476, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th September 1943. Aged 23. Son of Edward and Gertrude Bartlett, of Broome, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 135.

Lasty updated 4 July, 2016

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