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(Birthplace of Vice Admiral Viscount Horatio Nelson)

This memorial is a cross in the pairsh church churchyard. In addition a Book of Remembrance can be found inside the church as well. This is the home church of Admiral Horation nelson and there additional plaques to commemorate this fact.

Above: The memorial

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2005

Below: Page from the Book of Remembrance in the church

Photograph Copyright © Emily Hollins 2006

"Let this of you be said that you who live
are worthy of your dead sons of this place"

FUTTER Frank [Charles]

Private 10554 3rd Bn., Coldstream Guards, who died on Tuesday 11 May 1915, age 20. Buried: CUINCHY COMMUNAL CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Futter, of Graver's Cottage, Burnham Thorpe, King's Lynn.


Private 29215 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment, who died on Saturday 23 March 1918. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France.

FUTTER Walter [Frederick]

Private 16610 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment, who died on Wednesday 13 October 1915, age 19. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Grandson of Eli Futter, of Burnham Thorpe, King's Lynn.

FUTTER William

Private 30545 8th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) who died on Thursday 28 March 1918. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France.


Rifleman A/204860 11th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps, who died on Wednesday 27 March 1918, age 19. Buried: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Seine-Maritime, France. Son of Hubert and Rebecca Johnson, of Burnham Thorpe, King's Lynn.

MASON William [James]

Ordinary Seaman J/27767 H.M.S. "Agamemnon.", Royal Navy who died on Thursday 25 February 1915, age 18. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent, United Kingdom. Son of James William and Agnes E. A. Mason, of Leith House, Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. Native of Stibbard, Guist, Norfolk.

WARD Edward William

Gunner, 182727, ‘B’ Battery, 189th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 24 October 1918, aged 20. Enlisted Norwich, resident Swaffham. Son of Henry and Clara Ward, Watton Road, Swaffham. (N.B. Listed on CWGC as Gunner F. W. Ward). Buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Grave I.A.15.

1939 - 1945
BOLDERSTONE, DFM Peter [Frederick]

Sergeant 3000725 429 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died on Thursday 30 November 1944, age 19. Commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Surrey, United Kingdom. Son of Hilda Bolderstone, of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk.


Flying Officer 158253 Air Gnr. 55 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died on Saturday 15 July 1944, age 20. Buried: AREZZO WAR CEMETERY Italy. Son of the Revd. Henry Hibberd, M.A., and Bridget Chevallier Hibberd, of Burnham Thorpe Rectory, Norfolk.


Leading Aircraftman 1235285 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday 17 November 1942, age 28. Buried: BURNHAM THORPE (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD Norfolk, United Kingdom. Son of Frederick and Alice Ives, of Burnham Thorpe.

There are plaques within the church celebrating Admiral Haoratio Nelson.

On left of nave in the parish church of Burnham Thorpe

THIS ROOD is set up
by the
as a grateful tribute
to the memory of LORD NELSON
and his service to the EMPIRE.


Inside the pulpit in the parish church of Burnham Thorpe.

For the Glory of God
and in memory of his servant
this pulpit was given by
Sir William Lancaster Knight and his sister
and was dedicated by the
Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Thetford
February 19th 1905.

Last updated 28 April, 2006

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