War 1 - Detailed Information
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memorial is to be found within the grounds of St Nicholas Church, Buckenham,
Norfolk. It takes the from of a cross with a Sword of Sacrifice on the
shaft standing on a tapered plinth with a single step base.
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THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF OUR BROTHERS WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
29515. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April
1917. Son of Alfred George and Pleasance Curtis of Beighton, Norfolk
(address as CWGC, of 17 New Cottages, Buckenham as 1911). Husband
of Mary Ann Elizabeth Curtis (nee Turner) of Hassingham, Norfolk.
Born 1889 Buckenham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated
Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
Note: CWGC mistakenly has father: Frederick Curtis, disproved by
census and marriage record.
King on 1887 birth record, Jonathan King Balls on other records.
Private 42220. Depot, Manchester Regiment. Died home 2nd November
1917. Son of Roseanna King (later Balls, acknowledged son of Jonathan
Balls of Keepers Cottage, Buckenham, Norfolk as 1911). Grandson
of Robert and Jane E King. Born Burlingham, enlisted Norwich and
resident Buckenham, Norfolk. Commemorated Buckenham (St Nicholas)
235298. 19th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 5198 Norfolk
Regiment. Son of Alfred George and Pleasance Curtis of 17 New Cottages,
Buckenham, Norfolk (as 1911). Killed in action 24th July 1918. Born
1893 Buckenham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Vlamertinghe
New Cemetery. XV.G.3.
Able Seaman D/JX255672, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Palomares’ (originally
merchant ship converted to Auxiliary Anti-Aircaft Artillery/Fighter
Direction Ship, damaged by bombing and suffered casualties November
1942, ship survived war). Killed in action 9th November 1942. Son
of Henry and Charlotte Tidman of ‘Near the station’, Buckenham,
Norfolk (as 1911). Husband of Elsie Amy Tidman (nee Wright) of Acle,
Norfolk. Born 2nd February 1910 Buckenham, Norfolk. Commemorated
Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 66. Column 3.
FELL IN THE WORLD WAR
1939 – 1945.
IN EVER LOVING
CAPT. VICTOR WILLIAM
R.F.C. & R.F.
WHO LOST HIS LIFE AT BUCKENHAM
1ST SEPTEMBER 1918, AGED 23 YEARS.
PER ARDUA AD ASTRA.
Born 5th April 1895 Bush Hill Park, MDX, the son of William Henry
and Annie Harrison. Enlists 1st September 1914 as Private, Royal
Fusiliers and later commissioned Royal Fusiliers before transfer
Royal Flying Corps (granted Aviators Certificate at Thetford Military
School, Norfolk 19th December 1915 when Second Lieutenant 13th Battalion,
Royal Fusiliers). Suffers serious injuries from landing incident
August 1917 and invalided from service, died when accidentally drowned
Norfolk Broads. Commemorated Buckenham (St Nicholas) Churchyard.
LIEUT. CYRIL HENRY HARRISON,
SOUTH LANCS. & R.F.C.
KILLED IN ACTION
6TH SEPTEMBER 1917, AGED 20 YEARS.
THY WAY NOT MINE O LORD
HOWEVER DARK IT BE.
Second Lieutenant. 10th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, attached
5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 6th September 1917, aged
20 years. Son of William Henry and Annie Harrison of 31 The Broadway,
Worthing, SSX. Born Romford, ESS. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial.
Panel 92 to 93 and 162A.
Note: no evidence of service Royal Flying Corps found.
28 August, 2017