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CLIPPESBY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Steve Smith 2008

From the Martham crossroads turn onto the B1152 signposted Acle. Continue on this road. On your right you will eventually see Church Lane. Turn here and the war memorial can be found inside the Church of St Peter. The memorial commemorates both the war dead and those that served and came home. The cemetery also contains the remains of two local men who died in World War II.

Photographs Copyright © Steve Smith 2008

To the Glory of God
and in Honour of the men
of this Parish of Clippesby
who Faithfully Served their
King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919.

GOWING

Alfred

Lance Sergeant, 3/10791, 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment who was ‘Killed in Action’ on 13/10/1915. Alfred was born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Alfred was the son of John and Elizabeth Gowing, of Billockby, Norfolk He has no known grave and is now commemorated on Panel 30 and 31 on the LOOS MEMORIAL.

GOWING

Frederick George

Private, 203432, 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment who ‘Died of Wounds’ on 26/04/1917 at the age of 36. Frederick enlisted in East Dereham and was the son of John and Elizabeth Gowing, of Billockby, Norfolk; husband of Emma Matilda Gowing, of Clippesby, Fleggburgh, Great Yarmouth. He is now laid to rest in grave B. 131. In the KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY.

SHEARING

William Frederick

This is probably: Driver, 38180, 3rd Pontoon Park Royal Engineers who ‘Died of Wounds’ on 29/10/1918. William was born in Toft Monks and enlisted in Norwich. He is now laid to rest in grave B. 20 in FOREST COMMUNAL CEMETERY in Northern France.

1939-1945

COOPER

Alfred Percy

Aircraftman 1st Class, 648356, Royal Air Force who ‘Died’ on 19/06/1940 at the age of 20. Alfred was the son of Alfred Ernest and Ethel Elizabeth Cooper, of Horningtoft. He is now laid to rest in CLIPPESBY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD.

PAUL

Frank Robert

Volunteer, 11th Norfolk Battalion, Home Guard who ‘Died’ 18/03/1942 at the age of 49. Frank was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paul and the husband of Alice Jane Paul, of Clippesby. He is now laid to rest in CLIPPESBY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD.

Last updated 7 October, 2008

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