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BURNHAM MARKET, BURNHAM WESTGATE, BURNHAM SUTTON & BURNHAM NORTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Carolynn Langley; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

These are a number of small villages situated on the North Norfolkcoast, known collectively as “The Burnhams”.
The Memorial is situated on the Green at Burnham Market.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2003

1914 – 1918

ADCOCK

Charles Frederick

(ACOCK on CD & CWGC) Saddler TS/9351. No.2 Depot Company, Army Service Corps. Died on 10th December 1915. Aged 35. Born Heigham, Norfolk. Lived Burnham Market. Enlisted Woolwich. Husband of Gertrude Alice Acock, of The Buttlands, Wells, Norfolk. Buried: 3. Gen. B. 50.

ARMIGER

Harry (Henry) James Sofley

Private 13791. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Born Burnham Market. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz. Ref. VII. A. 10.

BARNES

Richard

Private G/51001. 23rd Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 7th June 1917. Aged 37. Born Long Sutton, Lincs. Lived King’s Lynn . Enlisted Norwich. Son of Joseph Barnes; husband of Ellen Maud Barnes, of Burnham Norton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Native of Burnham Norton. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Ieper, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.

BARRETT

Henry

Private 40293. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th October 1917. Aged 40. Born Burnham Westgate. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Jane Barrett, of Burnham Westgate, King's Lynn , Norfolk, and the late Francis Barrett. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.

BARRETT

William

Private 13196. 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st May 1917. Born Burnham Westgate. Lived Burnham Market. Enlisted Wells, Norfolk. Buried: Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension. Ref. V. E. 15.

BELDING

SIDNEY

Serjeant 135681. 22nd Squadron Royal Air Force. Died on 15th April 1918. Aged 32. Son of Mrs. M. Belding, of Market Place, Burnham Market, Norfolk. Commemorated: Haverskerque British Cemetery, Nord, France. Sp. Mem. 5.

CROWE

Frederick Henry

Private 24260. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 27th September 1916. Aged 21. Born Burnham Sutton. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt. Ref. IX. F. 12.

DIGGINS

(William) Frederick

Private 23347. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th August 1916. Aged 23. Born Burnham Sutton. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of William and Marion Diggins, of "Rose Cottage," Station Rd., Burnham Market, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

DOUGHTY

Walter Frederick

Private 26241. 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th May 1917. Born Burnham Market. Lived and enlisted King’s Lynn . Buried: Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy. Ref. I. K. 13.

DAWSON

Frederick Ernest Palmer

Private 22323. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916. Aged 20. Born Downham Market. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Fitt and Daisy Dawson, of Station Rd., Burnham Market, Norfolk; husband of Hilda Bolderstone (formerly Dawson), of Rectory Lodge, Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

FRANCIS

E.Cubbitt

No further information available at present

GENT

Arthur Christmas

Private 41283. 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 30439 Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 5th April 1918. Aged 41. Born Great snoring, Norfolk. Lived Burnham Market. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Robert and Emma Gent, of Great Snoring, Fakenham, Norfolk; husband of Elizabeth Ann Gent, of Stearman's Yard, Freeman St., Wells, Norfolk. Buried: St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France. Ref. IX. F. 3. Also listed on Wells-next-the-Sea Memorial

HEWITT

George A.

Private 402329. 2nd Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Died on 9th August 1918. Aged 24. Born 1st February 1893 in Burnham Market. Son of John A. and Susannah C. Hewitt, of Burnham Sutton, King's Lynn, England and sister of Winifred A. Hewitt of Eastbourne, Sussex. Pte Hewitt was a farmer. Buried: Caix British Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. II. D. 10.

HALL

John Robert

Private L/16029. 12th Battalion Duke of Cambridge’s Own Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 3rd May 1917. Born and lived Burnham Market. Enlisted Harrow, Middlesex. (Not on CWGC).

HENDRY

Arthur Edward

Private 13407. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Born Burnham Overy Staithe. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

HENDRY

Bertie James

Private 13757. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died on 25th October 1918. Aged 28. Son of J. Hendry, of Burnham Market . Buried: Burnham Sutton (All Saints) Churchyard, Norfolk.

HARVEY

Charles W.

Private 20497. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 17128 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Gallipoli on 6th August 1915. Born Burnham Westgate. Lived Burnham Market. Enlisted Barnsley, Yorkshire. Commemorated: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery. Sp. Mem. C. 97.

HOWELL

Sidney

Private 40397. 1st/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 12th September 1917. Aged 29. Born Burnham Westgate. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Thomas and Mary Howell; husband of Charlotte A. Batterby (formerly Howell), of Station Rd., Burnham Market, King's Lynn. Buried: Mendinghem Military Cemetery. Ref. IV. D. 15.

MOORHOUSE

William Walter

Sapper 300421. 518th Field Company Royal Engineers. Formerly 123012 R.F.A. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th November 1918. Aged 23. Born Burnham Westgate. Lived Burnham Market. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Walter and Martha Moorhouse, of Burnham Market, Norfolk. Buried: Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VI. H. 3A.

PIKE

Arthur John

Lance Corporal 29828. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st March 1918. Aged 26. Born Haversham, Bucks. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Thomas H. and Elizabeth Pike, of Burnham Market, King's Lynn. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3

PARSONS

John R.

Private 40240. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th October 1916. Aged 24. Enlisted East Dereham . Son of James and Maria Parsons, of The Cottages, Burnham; husband of Gladys E. M. Allen (formerly Parsons), of Foundry Yard, Burnham, Sutton, King's Lynn . Buried: Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VII. B. 13.

ROY

Arnold

Private G/14029. 6th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th November 1917. Born and lived Burnham Market. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval. Panel 3.

RUDD

Ernest W. 

Probably: Ernest William Rudd, Boy 1st Class J/27884. H.M.S. "Clan McNaughton." Royal Navy. Died on 3rd February 1915. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 10. Special note: HMS Clan McNaughton foundered in a heavy gale off the north coast of Ireland.

RAVEN

Robert Henry

Private 41221. 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 5462 Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 14th March 1917. Born Burnham Overy. Lived Burnham Westgate. Enlisted Norwich. Brother of Alick Raven; of Frant St., Burnham Westgate. Buried: Contay British Cemetery, Contay. Ref. VII. D. 8.

RAVEN

John Henry

Private 201402 1st/4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 4201 Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 24th June 1918. Aged 26. Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of Charlotte Raven, of Burnham Norton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried: Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois, Somme, France. Ref. II. D. 5.

RIX

William Archer

Private 4931. 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1917. Aged 25. Born Burnham Overy. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Cornelius and Mary Rix, of Burnham Norton, King's Lynn . Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

RUMBLES

Reginald John

Lance Corporal 13361. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th March 1918. Born Burnham. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 23.

RUMBLES

FrederickWilliam

Private 40145. 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly 16470 North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th January 1917. Lived Fakenham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Ref. A. 12.

SCHOLEY

Cyril John Claxton

Private 43334. "A" Coy. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th September 1916. Aged 22. Born Burnham Market. Enlisted North Walsham. Son of Emma Scholey, of Burnham Market, King's Lynn, Norfolk, and the late John Scholey. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D

SEAMAN

Richard Bertie

Gunner 206079. "Z" Bty. 5th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd March 1918. Aged 27. Lived Burnham Sutton. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Mrs. Emily Seaman, of Chapel Lane, Burnham Market, King's Lynn. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10

SAVAGE

Arthur

Private 12171. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 21st November 1917. Born Burnham Market. Enlisted Wisbech. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Ref. P. III. P. 8B.

SOFLEY

Stanley

Private 6159. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd October 1914. Born Burnham Norton. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial. Panel 8.

WOODHOUSE

William E.H.

Private 6693. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died on 30th November 1918. Buried: Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. I. F. 11.

1939 – 1945

BARWICK 

George Albert James

Lance Corporal 5775073. 1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 15th April 1945. Aged 27. Son of Ernest A. and Mary S. Barwick, of Burnham Market, Norfolk. Buried: Brussels Town Cemetery, Belgium. Ref. X. 21. 6.

BATTERSBY

Albert

Possibly: Albert Robert Batterbee. Corporal 12th Norfolk Battalion Home Guard. Died on 11th December 1942. Buried: Burnham Norton (St. Margaret) Church Cemetery, Norfolk.

BOTTOMLEY

Robert James

Sergeant PO/22159. H.M.S. Royal Oak, Royal Marines. Died on 14th October 1939. Aged 36. Son of Arthur James and Elizabeth Bottomley; husband of Gladys May Bottomley, of Dereham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 36, Column 1. Special note: HMS Royal Oak was sunk by torpedoes fired from U-47 under the command of Gunter Prien, whilst at anchorage in Scapa Flow. 833 men lost their lives.

FRANCIS 

Victor Robert

Leading Stoker P/K 59651. H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died on 24th May 1941. Aged 38. Son of Charles Robert and Ellen Louisa Francis; husband of Helen Lydia Francis, of Burnham Norton, Norfolk. Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 54, Column 2.

Special note: HMS Hood engaged Bismark in Denmark Strait. Within minutes, HMS Hood exploded and sunk. More than 1400 men lost their lives, and there were only 3 survivors.

HANCOCK

Robert David

Lieutenant 288001. 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Royal Armoured Corps. Died on 8th June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Robert Draycott Hancock and Edith Hancock, of Burnham Norton, Norfolk. Buried: Brouay War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Ref. III. D. 13.

ROUT

John Alexander

Private 5776108. 7th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 8th April 1945. Buried: Prague War Cemetery. Ref. III. B. 3.

SCOLES 

Robert

Private 5767024. 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 4th December 1943. Aged 40. Buried: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 3. M. 14.

SHARP

James Ashley Everard

Sergeant (Pilot) 656122. Royal Air Force. Died 28th March 1942 . Aged 22. Son of Everard William Lewin Sharp, and of Amy Lilian Sharp, of Brancaster. Buried: Burnham Norton (St. Margaret) Church Cemetery, Norfolk.

SNELL 

Cyril Thomas

Lance Corporal 5775083. 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 27th January 1942. Aged 21. Son of William and Maude Snell, of Burnham Market, Norfolk. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 48.

STIMPSON

Victor Frederick

Possibly: Frederick Victor Stimpson. Leading Cook (O) C/L 14079. H.M.S. Sphinx Royal Navy. Died on 4th February 1940. Aged 37. Son of Frederick and Ada Stimpson; husband of Winifred Helen Stimpson, of Dunfermline, Fife. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel 39, 2. Special note: HMS Sphinx was a minesweeper. She was sunk by German bombers off north-eastern Scotland.

11 April 2004

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