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BUXTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed & Researched Geoff Lowe, 2003
additinal research Lynda Smith

The memorial stands in the churchyard at Buxton. There is also a Roll of Honour in the church.

1914 - 1919

ABBS John Albert
Private 43903. 10th Battalion Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Friday 22 Mar 1918, aged 19. Born and lived Buxton. Enlisted Wroxham. Son of John and Sophia Matilda Abbs, of I, Brook St., Buxton, Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bays 3 & 4
BARTON Harry
Private 31065. 34th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Transf. to (60066) 101st Coy. Labour Corps. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 14th May 1918. Aged 33. Born Buxton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Philip and Martha Barton, of Buxton, Norwich. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Ref. P. XI. K. 14A.
BETTS Cyril
Private 302147, 1st/8th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action 9th April 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Silvertown, London, enlisted Norwich. Son of Alice Betts. Buried: Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. B. 8.
CHILD Bertie C
Private 204013. 1st/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 3548 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th September 1918. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs E Child of 37, Wilmington Sq, Clerkenwell, London. Buried: Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt, Aisne, France. Ref. B.8.
CLARKE Robert
Private 6220. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regt. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd April 1917. Born Hainford. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Vimy, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. D. 18.
COOK Albert Lawrence
Private 17741. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 15th November 1917. Aged 22. Born Buxton. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Dorothy May Brown (formerly Cook), of Holmes Cottage, West Somerton, Great Yarmouth. Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XXVII. A. 20.
EARL Albert Edward
Corporal 40487. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment (Memorial gives 1st/5th Norfolks). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th April 1917. Born Norwich. Enlisted Immingham, Lincolnshire. His family lived in Cleethorpesa although he was born and bred in Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. Bay 3.
GOFFIN George Henry
Private 16519. 3rd. Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds at home on 22nd February 1920. Aged 40. Born Salhouse. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late William Isaac and Maria Goffin. Buried: Buxton (St. Andrew) Churchyard.
GOODSON Arthur
Corporal 203369. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st May 1917. Born Coltishall. Enlisted Aylsham. Commemorated: Loos Memorial Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
KERRISON George William
Private PW/5873. 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th October 1916. Born Buxton. Lived Coltishall. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
LANE Herbert Ernest
Private 19442. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st March 1918. Born Buxton. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3
MATTHEWS Mary Maria
Worker 47814. Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. Died on 17th February 1919. Aged 28. Daughter of Walter and Ellen Matthews, of Coltishall Rd., Buxton, Norfolk. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. LXXII. B. 36.
MATTHEWS Redcar George
Private 29095. 5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 344151 Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th October 1917. Born Buxton. Lived Norwich. Enlisted Fulham, Middlesex. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86
NORGATE William F
Private 204032. 1st/5th Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 3439 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 26th October 1917 (CD gives date as 25th October). Aged 26. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Norgate, of Mill St., Buxton Lamas, Norwich. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
SMITH Benjamin D
Private R/4634. 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regt). Died on 3rd June 1916. Aged 25. Son of George and Harriett Smith, of Buxton, Norfolk, England; husband of Frances M. Smith, of Silver Park, Saskatchewan. Buried: Hagle Dump Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. III. AA. 4.
SMITH Thomas James
Lance Corporal 240530. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Enlisted East Dereham. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial Panels 12 to 15.
SWORD Edward Franklin
Private G/51079. 17th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 46544 Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th April 1917. Born Buxton. Lived and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
THIRTLE Albert Henry
(Henry Albert on CD). Private 51092. 1st/1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th November 1918. Aged 19. Born & lived Buxton. Enlisted Wroxham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thirtle, of 24, Cottishall Rd., Buxton Lamas, Norwich. Buried: Ghissignies British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. A. 5.
TUCKER Cyril Bertram
Private 241827. 5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 3423 Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 14th November 1916. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.
WOODEHOUSE Albert E
(Wodehouse on Memorial.) Private 7616. 1st/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 29th September 1916. Aged 23. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Mr. J. and Elinor Woodhouse, of Buxton, Norfolk. Buried: Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. D. 22.
WOODHOUSE Horace
Private 57774. 4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home on 12th November 1918. Aged 18. Born Buxton. Enlisted Bradford, Yorkshire. Son of John and Eleanor Woodhouse, of Buxton. Buried: Buxton (St. Andrew) Churchyard.
Buried in the Churchyard, but not on the Memorial
POVEY Charles James
Corporal 792. 2nd/1st Berks Bty. Royal Horse Artillery. Died on 16th April 1915. Aged 47. Born and enlisted Reading. Husband of Charlotte Louisa Povey, of 4, Queen's St., Hemdean Rd., Caversham, Reading. Buried: Buxton (St. Andrew) Churchyard.

22 April 2004

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