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BURNHAM OVERY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Carolynn Langley; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2004

Situated on A149 in village of Burnham Overy, Norfolk

Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
BURNHAM OVERY
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ARMIGER

Sidney E

[Sydney on CWGC] Private 28209. 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly 25320 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on the 9th December 1916. Aged 24. Born Burnham Market. Lived Burnham Overy. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Armiger, of Burnham, Norfolk. Buried: Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany. Ref. VI. D. 10.

ATKINS

Anthony Alfred

Private 15470. 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th June 1915. Aged 18. Born Burnham Staithe. Lived Burnham Overy. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Louisa Atkins, of "The Green, Thornham, King's Lynn. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

BLOOMFIELD

Harry

Private 260144. 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th August 1917. Aged 35. Born Burnham Market. Enlisted Beccles. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bloomfield, of Burnham, Overy Staithe, King's Lynn; husband of Florence Sarah Bloomfield, of 25A, Ingate St., Beccles, Suffolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.

BU- EN

Cuthbert E L

No further information currently

GROOM

Thomas J C

Serjeant 8582. 61st Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly S/3201 Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21 March 1918. Born and lived Burnham Overy. Enlisted Galashiels. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93

HAINES

Walter Robert H

Private 20554. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 17823 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea on 13th August 1915. Born and lived Burnham Overy. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

HARVEY

Albert Matthew

Private 12194. 29th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly 18695 Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th April 1918. Aged 26. Born Burnham, Norfolk. Lived Lynn, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Matthew and Agnes Harvey, of Burnham Sutton, King's Lynn; husband of Florence Louisa Harvey, of Burnham Overy, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11.

HUBBARD

Herbert J

Private 29065. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th April 1917. Born Burnham Overy. Lived Burnham Deepdale. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

LOOSE

John Robert

Stoker 1st Class K/2151. H.M.S. Pembroke. Royal Navy. Died on 3rd September 1917. Aged 25. Husband of Dora Loose, of 5, Station Rd., Burnham Market, Norfolk. Buried: Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent. Ref. Naval. 28. 1494.

MARSH

George

Private 43244. 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly 14556 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 23rd May 1917. Aged 26. Born and lived Overy Staithe. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. C. Marsh, of Burnham Overy Staithe, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. G. 5.

MOORHOUSE

John V

No further information currently available

PAYNTER

Frederick J

Possibly: Private 675945. 1st Battalion Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regt.) Died on 6th November 1917. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 10 - 26 – 28.

PAYNTER

Herbert Charles

Private 21293. 8th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 18784 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 5th July 1917. Born and lived Burnham Overy. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

READ

Frederick James

Serjeant 16110. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died on 18th October 1918. Aged 21. Son of Arthur Richard and Louisa Read, of Burnham, Overy Staithe, King's Lynn. Native of Diss. Norfolk. Buried: Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VI. M. 8.

RICHARDSON

Albert William

Able Seaman 218147. H.M.S. "Defence. Royal Navy. Died on 31st May 1916. Aged 31. Son of James and Sarah Richardson, of Creek Cottage, Burnham Overy, Staithe, Norfolk. Commemorated: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 12. Special note: HMS Defence was a Royal Naval Cruiser. At the Battle of Jutland she was sunk by gunfire from the German Battleship Friedrich der Grosse. Cordite caught fire in the ammunition store and the entire crew of 893 lost their lives.

RICHARDSON

James

Private 23372. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 14th October 1916. Aged 21. Born Burnham Overy. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of James and Sarah Richardson, of Burnham, Overy Staithe, Norfolk. Buried: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. I. G. 5.

RICHARDSON

Arthur James

Private 18871 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th April 1917. Aged 30. Born Burnham Overy. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Sarah Richardson, of Burnham Overy, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried: Bunyans Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. A. 1.

SEAMAN

Walter

Private 70792. 1/9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly 330 Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 22nd July 1917. Born and lived Burnham Market. Enlisted York. Apparently not on CWGC.

SEAMAN

Frederick

Possibly either: Fred Seaman. Private 15328. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died on 26th September 1915. Aged 21. Son of Isaac and Annie Elizabeth Seaman, of Glebe Yard, Wells, Norfolk. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31. Or: F.J. Seaman. Private 43848. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 17th November 1919. Buried: Little Walsingham (St. Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk. Opposite South porch.

TAYLOR

Donald Jack

Rifleman C/12660. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds in England on 26th September 1918. Aged 35. Born Dersingham. Lived King’s Lynn. Enlisted York. Adopted son of Phoebe Chestney, of Wells Rd., Overy Staithe, King's Lynn. Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Ref. XIII. B. 16A.

TAYLOR

William

Possibly: Private 201315. 1/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Born Dersingham. Enlisted Sheffield, Yorkshire. Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXIII. G. 12.

THOMPSON

Ned

No further information currently available.

WEBB

T R Basil

No further information currently available.

WRIGHT

Edwin

No further information currently available.

DIED SINCE THE WAR FROM WOUNDS OR INJURY
SUSTAINED WHILE SERVING

ATKINS

Edward C

No further information currently available.

HILL

Cecil K E

No further information currently

LEST WE FORGET ALSO

ATKINS

Herbert

Corporal 2198695. 22 Bomb Disposal Company Royal Engineers. Died on 29th March 1945. Aged 33. Son of Samuel and Fanny Atkins; husband of Ellen Maud Atkins, of Burnham. Buried: Burnham Norton (St. Margaret) Churchyard, Norfolk.

AXON

Edward C

[Edwin on CWGC]. Private 3972359. 2nd Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Died on 21st April 1943. Aged 23. Son of George and Edith Axon; husband of Barbara Joan Axon, of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. Buried: Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. Ref. 10. B. 9.

BARNES

Anthony Frederick

Stoker 2nd Class C/KX 132331. H.M. Submarine P.514. Royal Navy. Died on 21st June 1942. Aged 20. Son of Austin Edward and Gracie Victoria Barnes, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 63, 1. Special note: This American built submarine was lost en route from Argentina to St. John’s Newfoundland. She encountered one of our own convoys and was rammed and sunk.

BARNES

Austin Edward

Stoker 1st Class C/K 58787. H.M.S. Volunteer Royal Navy. Died on 17th April 1941. Aged 42. Husband of Gracie Victoria Barnes. Of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 47, 2. Special note: HMS Volunteer was escorting Atlantic convoys in and out of the Western Approaches. She was rammed by HMS Newark off the Irish coast.

BROWNE

Anthony H

Probably: Anthony Howe Browne. Lieut-Commander H.M.S. "Liverpool. Royal Navy. Died on 14th October 1940. Buried: Alexandria (Chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. N. 27. Special note: HMS Liverpool was torpedoed by enemy aircraft on 14th October 1940, and was badly damaged.

HARPER

Edward Charles Bisset

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 172183. 106 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 27th April 1944. Aged 21. Son of Maj. Reginald Harry Bisset Harper, formerly of the Royal Artillery, and Eleanor Grace Harper, of West Runton, Norfolk. Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Ref. 5. H. 1.

HATTERSLEY M.C. & Croix de Guerre (France)

Sidney Martin

Colonel. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on 24th March 1943. Aged 55. Son of Isaac Alfred Hattersley and of Rosine Julie Hattersley (nee Junod), husband of Vera Hattersley (nee Blackbourn), of Overy Staithe. M.D., D.P.H. Awarded the Military Cross & Croix de Guerre (France). Buried: Burnham Overy (St. Clement) Churchyard.

HEAD

Henry Graham

Major 100918. East African Artillery, Royal Artillery, attd. 301 Field Regt. Died on 12th February 1944. Aged 25. Son of His Honour Judge Head, and of Geraldine M. Head, of Overy Staithe, Norfolk. B.A., Hons. (Oxon.); Scholar of Eton College and of Balliol College. Captain of School at Eton. Also awarded Craven and Hertford Scholarships and Holker Exhibitionership. Commemorated: East Africa Memorial, Kenya. Column 1.

PHILLIPS

William

Surgeon Lieutenant. H.M.S. Niger, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died on 6th July 1942. Aged 30. Son of Sidney and Mary Phillips, of Overy Staithe, Norfolk. L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 66, 2. Special note: HMS Niger was leading Convoy QP 13 and due to bad weather and inability to take proper bearings, she strayed into a British minefield.

SMITH DFC

Christopher Dermont Salmond

Squadron Leader 33287. 79 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died on 22nd December 1941. Aged 25. Son of Matthew A. B. and Mary Gwendolen Smith, of Overy Staithe, Norfolk. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 28.

SMITH

Frederick Mark

Squadron Leader 33147. 94 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died on 1st June 1940. Aged 25. Son of Matthew Arnold Bracey and Mary Gwendolen Smith (nee Salmond), of Overy Staithe, Norfolk, England. Buried: Maala Cemetery, Yemen. Ref. H. 15.

WHO FELL IN THE WAR
1939 - 1945

9 May 2004

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