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BRUNDALL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

There are two memorials within the church of St Lawrence. The first is in the form of a stainglass window and is to the men who fell in World War 1 below the window is a plaque commemorating the names of those who died. The second is in the form of a plaque to those who fell in World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Julie Weir 2006

THIS WINDOW WAS GIVEN BY
PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS
IN HONOURED AND GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF

BENN

Walter Horace

Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd August 1917. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 33.

Walter Benn was the oldest of a family of seven and he attended the Norwich Municipal Secondary School. On leaving school he followed his Father to work in the Norwich shoe industry. At the time of his enlistment on 10th April 1916 he had risen to the position of Manager of a Preparation Department at a Shoe Factory. He joined the Middlesex Regiment and had attained the rank of Lance Corporal when, in January 1917, he was selected for Officer Training. He was Gazetted as a Second Lieutenant on 23rd May 1917. By this time he had married and his wife, Ada, was living at Thorpe Hamlet. His parents had moved to East Bungalow in Brundall. His service in France commenced with the 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment on 24th July 1917. At the time of his death, on 2nd August 1917, he was attached to the Machine Gun Corps. He is buried at the Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, Pas de Calais in France. He and his brother are commemorated on a special plaque and the War Memorial in St Augustine’s Church, Norwich.

HARPER

James Henry

Corporal 277068, 333rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 23rd March 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Bundall (sic - Brundall), enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. E. H. Harper, of 6, Barn Terrace, Brundall, Norwich. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. OPlot XI. Row B. Grave 18.

HOLSWORTH

James

Private 3/10758, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th June 1916. Aged 29. Born Hemblington, enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Harriet Holsworth, of Brundall, Norwich; husband of Sophia Elizabeth Rose (formerly Holsworth), of Ferry Rd., Surlingham, Norwich. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 52.

MINNS

Richard Robert

Private 29374, 8th Battaliuon, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd April 1918. Born Spooner Row, enlisted Norwich, resident Guestwich. Husband of Maude Minns, of 6, Barn Terrace, Brundall, Norwich. Buried in LINSELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. British Section B. Grave 1.

SENNITT

Claude Cushing

Sub-Lieutenant Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd April 1917. Aged 25. Son of Ebenezer Charles and Sarah Ann Sennitt, of 422, Unthank Rd., Norwich. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 9.

SMITH

Frank

Private 13534, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th July 1916. Aged 20. Born Brundall, enlisted Norwich. Son of Samuel and Amelia Smith. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

SMITH

Herbert

Private 3/10840, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1918. Born Brundall, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 23.

MEN OF BRUNDALL WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

TO THE
HONOURED MEMORY OF

MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1939-1945

I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH

BRAYBROOKS

John [Hosken]

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 45618, Royal Air Force. Died 17th March 1942. Aged 30. Son of Thomas Pashler Braybrooks and Hettie Margaret Braybrooks; husband of Mary Elizabeth Braybrooks, of Brundall Halt. Buried in St LAWRENCE CHURCHYARD, BRUNDALL, Norfolk. Grave 116.

BRAYBROOKS

Sidney [Charles]

Pilot Officer, 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 2nd May 1941. Aged 26. Son of Thomas Pashler Braybrooks and Hettie Margaret Braybrooks, of Brundall, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 31.

CARRUTHERS

Austin [Stuart]

Lieutenant 336091, Royal Army medical Corps. Died 1st August 1945. Aged 25. Son of Norman Stuart Carruthers and Elizabeth Carruthers; husband of Mollie Doreen Carruthers, of Norwich. Buried in BHOWANIPORE CEMETERY, CALCUTTA, India. Plot O. Row C. Grave 47.

CORK

Stanley [Cecil]

Private 5779728, 5th Battalion, Roiyal Norfolk Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 13th June 1943. Aged 23. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 6. Row G. Collective grave 1-67.

HORNER

Percy [James]

Private 5778997, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 24th August 1943. Aged 23. Son of Charles William and Ellen Nellie Sarah Horner, of Brundall, Norfolk. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B3. Row D. Grave 2.

JAQUES

Wilfrid

[Spelt Wilfred on CWGC] Sergeant 4033251, 196 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 10th June 1943. Aged 27. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B6. Row F. Grave 5.

MACE

John [Rust]

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1225368, 158 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th February 1943. Aged 29. Son of Frederick and Louisa Mace, of North Walsham, husband of Kate Louisa Mace, of Brundall. Buried in NORTH WALSHAM NEW CEMETERY, NORTH WALSHAM, Norfolk. Section S.S.S. Grave 33.

MOORBY

George [William]

Able Seaman, S.S. Glenlea (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Merchant Navy. Died 7th November 1942. Aged 36. Son of Samuel John and Sarah Elizabeth Moorby. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 52.

SPOONER

[Ernest Robert] John

Leading Aircraftman 1443567. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 1 September 1942. Age 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Spooner, of Brundall, Norfolk, England. Buried: MONTGOMERY (OAKWOOD) CEMETERY ANNEXE, Alabama, United States of America. Ref. Sec. N. Lot 118. Grave 6. Also on Blofield War Memorial.

Not on memorial but buried in the churchyard

BRIDGES

Alfred Tom

Second Lieutenant, served with the 234 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Although he was not a permanent resident of Brundall nor is he on its War Memorial, he was stationed in the village at Brundall House. Before his Army service he was the owner of a brickworks. He died, aged 38 years, on 18th February 1941 as the result of an accidental mine explosion on Horsey beach and is buried in the churchyard of St Laurence Church, Brundall. He is commemorated on the War Memorial of Box, his home village, in Wiltshire He was the son of Alfred and Elizabeth Bridges and husband of Lillie Wilma of Kingsdown, Wiltshire. On the sixty-fifth anniversary of his death members of The Royal British Legion honoured his memory and placed a wreath on the grave.

Last updated 4 November, 2009

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