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DISS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Ray Goddard of Melbourne, Australia, Researched by Lynda Smith - 2004

The memorial sits at the base of the church wall underneath the clocktower. The information currently listed here is for World War 1 & 2, the names are listed a surname, initials and rank. The memorial itself is externally mounted in a gabled recess flanked by pilastres attached to the church wall, all this on a large rough hewn single stepped base. The World War 2 plaque was added later and in mounted leaning against the front of the base at ground level. There are 101 names for World War 1 and 41 for World War 2. The original memorial was dedicated by local clergy and dignitaries in 1921.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND AS A TRIBUTE OF HONOUR
TO THE MEN OF DISS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918
THIS MEMORIAL IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED
BY THE INHABITANTS OF DISS
AD 1921

ALBRIGHT Joseph Pearson
Trooper 145668. "C" Squadron, 1st/1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th October 1918. Aged 29. Lived Diss. Enlisted Northampton. Son of Joseph Pearson and Ann Boult Albright, of Diss. Buried: Tezze British Cemetery, Italy. Ref. Plot 6. Row C. Grave 4.
BARBER Frederick G
Private 23902. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th July 1916. Born Roydon. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
BARBER Frederick James
Lance Corporal 235933. (Memorial and CD give Private). 2nd/4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly 5110 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 25th August 1918. Lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Brother of Mrs. E. M. Hunt, of 49, Victoria Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Gomiecourt South Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. C. 3.
BARBER William
Serjeant 5892. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 20th September 1917. Born and enlisted Diss. Son of Harry Barber, of Crossing Rd., Polgrave, Diss. Buried: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. B. 1.
BATLEY Allan Victor
Rifleman A/961. 7th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th May 1916. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Marylebone. Son of Mr. F. Batley, of 25, Mission Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Woods Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. B. 7. See also Diss Secondary School
BECKETT Albert Victor
Private PO/1454(S). 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died on 26th April 1917. Aged 19. Son of the late Albert Henry and Ada Louisa Beckett, of "Willow Brae", 10, Victoria Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
BENDELL Frederick Albert
Serjeant G/11374. (Memorial gives Lance Corporal) 6th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 7th October 1916. Aged 22. Born Fendstone, Norfolk. Lived Matfield, Kent. Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bendell, of Walcott Green, Diss, Norfolk; husband of Ethel Caroline Bailey (formerly Bendell), of Bull Lane Cottages, Hook Green, Lamberhurst, Kent. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.
BISHOP Ernest William
Gunner 81155. 145th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th April 1917. Born Great Barton, Suffolk. Lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. F. 6.
BOGGIS John William
Private 20648. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 18438 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea on 13th August 1915. Aged 28. Born South Lopham, Norfolk. Lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Charles Boggis; husband of Ethel Annette Boggis, of 9, Tavern Lane, Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
BOULTON Arthur George
Private 30121 (Memorial gives Lance Corporal). 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly 2702 Manchester Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th June 1918. Born Palgrave, Norfolk. Enlisted Stratford. Buried: Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, Nord, France. Ref. I. B. 10.
BOULTON Alfred William
Private 206784. 1st Garrison Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly 200629 Norfolk Regiment. Died in India on 29th October 1918. Aged 26. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Alfred Boulton, of Diss, Norfolk; husband of Drucilla F. Boulton of 2, Wedderburn Rd., Woodlands, Harrogate, N. Yorks. Commemorated: Delhi 1914-1918 War Memorial, India.
BOULTON S W
Private 4513. 3rd/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died on 23rd January 1917. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. A. 140. Not on CD.
BOYCE William
Private 6598. 1st/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 2869, 4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 5th November 1916. Born Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. IV. B. 24.
BRAME Allan Ernest
Private 27836. 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th March 1917. Born Diss. Enlisted Ipswich. Buried: St. Leger British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. D. 11.
BRYANT Percy
Private 5898. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in The Balkans on 4th November 1915. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Diss. Son of Mr. J. Bryant, of Diss; husband of Elizabeth E. Bryant, of 4, Walcot Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Doiran Memorial, Greece.
BRYANT Reginald
Corporal 14668. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 22nd April 1916. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Diss. Son of May Bryant, of 6, Waveney Rd., Diss, Norfolk, and the late John Bryant. One of six brothers who served. Commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 10.
BUCKLEY Sidney
Gunner 66001. 52nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 10th January 1917. Aged 28. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Shepherd’s Bush, Middlesex. Son of George and Mary Ann Buckley, of 31, Mere St., Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XXI. A. 6. See also Diss Secondary School
CALVER L
Lance Corporal. No further information available at present. .
CARVER H J
Probably: Herbert James Carver. Trooper 1891. Household Battalion. Formerly 3115 Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th April 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Norwich. Husband of Beatrice Mary Rock (formerly Carver), of 85, Bridge St., Coton, Nuneaton. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1
CATTERMOLE George E
Private 41583. 2nd/6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly 22821 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 22nd April 1918. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Ref. XIII. G. 16.
CATTERMOLE Voney Vivian
Lance Corporal 12278. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 3rd August 1917. Born Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. W. Cattermole, of 3, Mission Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VI. B. 3.
COLLETT Christopher William
Private 9673. 9th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 15th May 1918. Aged 21. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Coventry, Warwickshire. Son of Christopher and Rachel Collett, of 36, Fair Green, Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XVI. L. 7.
COOK Richard Charles
Private 238047. 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly 1563 Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th April 1918. Aged 31. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Hexham, Northumberland. Son of Frederick and Annie Eliza Cook, of The Street, Rickinghall, Diss. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.
CULLUM Frederick Arthur
Private 220054. 1st/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly 5301 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd April 1917. Aged 24. Born Diss. Lived Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Arthur and Joanna Cullum. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.
CULLUM P F
Possibly: Percy Francis Cullum. Corporal 3396. 5th Battalion London Regt (London Rifle Brigade). Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 29th April 1915. Lived Tottenham. Enlisted Shaftesbury Street. Buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France. Ref. I. A. 153.
CURRY Jack
Private 242337. "D Company, 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Formerly 22069 Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 20th September 1918. Aged 20. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Charles and Julia Curry, of 9, Stanley Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Volunteered when 16 years of age. Buried: Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. E. 19.
DAVIS T W
Probably: Thomas William Davis. Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment attd. 43rd Light Trench Mortar Battery. Died on 14th November 1918. Aged 33. Son of Thomas Edward Davis (late Norfolk Constabulary) and Ellen Harriet Davis (nee Pigg), of 34, Cavalry St., St. James', Norwich. A solicitor’s clerk. Born at Barham, Norfolk. Buried: Norwich Cemetery. Ref. 55. 324.
DRANE Frank Charles William
Private 512834. 1st/14th Battalion London Regt (London Scottish). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Lived Charlton. Enlisted Woolwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C. See also Diss Secondary School
DYER Arthur
Private 17347. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1915. Born Tivetshall St Mary, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IV. J. 14.
EASTO Clarence Alfred Frederick
Gunner 39301. 126th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1918. Born and enlisted Diss. Buried: Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. H. 8. See also Diss Secondary School
EASTO Ernest Claude
[Listed as Claude Ernest EASTON on SDGW and C E ESTE on CWGC] Private 63396, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 10th November 1916. Born London, enlisted Handel Steet, London, resident Paddington. Formerly 6411, 1st Battalion, Lodnon Regiment. Born 1890 (GRO birth index entry: Sep, Easto, Ernest Claude C, Depwade, 4b, 214). The GRO death index for 1916 records the death of Claude E Easto (GRO death index entry: 1916, Easto, Claude E, (Pte 63396 RFLR), I.82, 219). Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 44. See also Diss Secondary School
EASTO John George Victor
(CD has forename as Victor George). Private 1975. 4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died at home on 21st November 1914. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Diss. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. C. 66. See also Diss Secondary School
ELSEY David John
Serjeant 200005. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Diss. Husband of Keziah Elsey, of 5, Mission Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panels 12 to 15.
FRANCIS W
Sergeant. No further information available at present.
FROST Walter Samuel
Lance Corporal 28970. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd April 1917. Aged 26. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Norfolk. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Frost, of 5, Park Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. See also Diss Secondary School
FULCHER George Charles
Private 267124. (Memorial gives Lance Corporal). 1st/1st Bucks. Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 1st November 1918. Aged 24. Lived Diss. Enlisted Saxmundham, Suffolk. Son of the late William and Emma Fulcher, of Diss, Norfolk, brother of Mrs. F. Gibson, of 3, Stuston Road, Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Granezza British Cemetery, Italy. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 5. See also Diss Secondary School
GARLAND Edgar George
Sapper 85693. 34th Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd August 1916. Aged 22. Born Newbold, Derbyshire. Lived Bressingham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. A. O. Garland, of Lang Fen Farm, South Torpham. Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Ref. I. A. 35.
GARNHAM Henry William
(William Henry on CWGC). Private 20714. 2nd Garrison Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died at home on 7th November 1916. Aged 47. Born at Richinghall, Diss. Enlisted Diss. Son of James and Selina Garnham; husband of Mary Jane Garnham, of 10, Beehive Cottages, Denmark St., Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Harwich Cemetery, Essex. Ref. New portion. 2039.
GASKIN George
Private 240598. 5th Battalion Border Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th March 1918. Aged 36. Born Stuston, Norfolk. Enlisted Cockermouth, Cumberland. Son of John and Hannah Gaskin, of 43, Victoria Rd., Diss, Norfolk; husband of Margaret Gaskin, of Blindcrake, Cockermouth, Cumberland. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 46.
HARBOUR George
Private 15883. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st August 1916. Aged 22. Born Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Thomas and Eliza Harbour, of 1, Walcot Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
HARBOUR Victor Cyril
Ordinary Telegraphist London Z/6283. H.M.P.M.S. Queen of the North, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died on 20th July 1917. Aged 18. Son of Thomas and Eliza Harbour, of 1, Walcot Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 27. Special note: HMPMS Queen of the North was an auxiliary minesweeper. She was mined off Orfordness. See also Diss Secondary School
HIGH W H
Possibly: Walter Henry High. Rifleman 393542. 9th Battalion London Regt (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Died at sea on 30th December 1917. Lived Maida Vale. Enlisted London. Commemorated: Chatby Memorial, Egypt. See also Diss Secondary School
HAROLD Thomas Edgar
(CD spells name Harrold). Rifleman R/21307. 7th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died in France & Flanders on 8th February 1917. Aged 39. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Southwark, Surrey. Son of the late Thomas and Mrs. Harold, of Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, Somme, France. Ref. IV. G. 19.
HAROLD Edwin
Private G/24209. 11th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.). Formerly 25767 Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st August 1917. Aged 32. Born Stuston, Suffolk. Lived Roydon Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late Harry Harold; husband of Beatrice Harold, of 6, West St., Wrotham, Kent. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14.
HAROLD William George
Private 201602. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 32214 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th April 1917. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Diss. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Harold, of 24, Chapel St., Diss; husband of Ethel E. Harold, of 30, Chapel St., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
HOBBS David James
Private G/26351. 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd April 1917. Aged 24. Born Roydon. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Anna Hobbs, of 1, Stanley Rd., Diss, Norfolk, and the late Robert Hobbs. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Diss Secondary School
HOOLHOUSE Herbert Ernest
Private 19176. 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th October 1917. Aged 23. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late Walter Thomas and Clara Hoolhouse. Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
HOWE Charles Frank
Private 20380. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th August 1917. Aged 30. Born Milden, Suffolk. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Sarah Jane Howe, of 74, Arch Cottage, Victoria Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
HOWLETT William
Acting Bombardier 54668. Attd. 832nd Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th October 1916. Aged 37. Born Bunwell, Norfolk. Enlisted Diss. Son of James and Sophia Howlett; husband of Rose Howlett, of 21, Fair Green, Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. II. I. 23.
JARMYN Albert Edward
Private 27087. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 22nd July 1918. Aged 38. Born Bilderstone, Suffolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late Arthur Jarmyn; husband of Effie Maria Jarmyn, of 5, Heywood Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XX. F. 10.
MUNFORD Job
Private 41636. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 5685 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th April 1917. Born Shelfanger, Norfolk. Lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
JOYCE E T
Probably: Edgar Thorn Joyce. Private 6317. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th August 1914. Born St Giles, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Elouges Communal Cemetery, Dour, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. Sp. Mem. C. 21.
KERRIDGE George Henry
Private 43247. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th October 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted North Walsham, Norfolk. Son of Mr. H. and Mrs. M. Kerridge, of 37, Mission Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4. See also Diss Secondary School
KERRY George
Private G/7199. 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1917. Aged 31. Lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Maria Kerry, of 67, Denmark St., Diss, Norfolk, and the late William Kerry. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2. See also Diss Secondary School
KNIGHTS Frederick George
Private 28374. 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th March 1918. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Diss Secondary School
LEEDER George William
Private 28047. 13th Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th November 1916. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
LEEDER R C
Private. No further information available at present.
LEGGETT Harry
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Private 330000. 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Formerly 8974 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th August 1918. Born Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France. Ref. I. D. 6. See also Diss Secondary School
LINES John Henry
Private 43758. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 1481 Suffolk Cyclists. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th June 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Saxmundham. Son of Mr. W. A. Lines, of 55, Mere St., Diss, Norfolk. Enlisted October 1914. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
LISTER Arthur George
Private 200042. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine on 20th April 1917. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Diss. Son of Agnes Smith (formerly Lister), of Denmark St., Diss, Norfolk, and the late Philip Lister. Buried: Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. A. 102. See also Diss Secondary School
LONG Arthur Henry
Rifleman 4137. 1st/9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Aged 28. Lived City of London. Enlisted London. Son of Henry and Minnie Lambert Long, of Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C.
LONG Ashton Leonard
Private 5761. 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers. Formerly 7268 Lancers of the Line. Killed in action in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Born Battlesbridge, Essex. Lived Diss. Enlisted Warley, Essex. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 185 to 190. See also Diss Secondary School
MANTHORPE Charles
Private 50666. 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. Formerly 27149 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th June 1917. Aged 28. Born and lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Susan Manthorpe, of 76, Denmark St., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 – 22.
MARJORAM Daniel
Private 3/6342. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th November 1915. Born and enlisted Diss. Buried: Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt, Somme, France. Ref. III. B. 13. See also Diss Secondary School
MARTIN G W
Sergeant. No further information available at present.
McMURREN William Robert
Petty Officer 236793. H.M.S. Raglan, Royal Navy. Died on 20th January 1918. Aged 27. Son of Jane Cook (formerly McMurren), of Diss, Norfolk, and the late William McMurren. Awarded Naval General Service Medal (Persian Gulf) and Messina Medal. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 28. Special note: HMS Raglan was sunk in the harbour at Imbos by fire from Turkish ships.
MORGAN William Vanstone
Captain. 4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 19th April 1917. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panels 12 to 15.
MUTIMORE Alfred Edward
Private 15695. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th October 1916. Born Wortham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. D. 11.
NOBLE Walter Charles
Private 8920. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 6th October 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Diss. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Noble, of 36, Chapel St., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A. See also Diss Secondary School
PARSLEY Charles William
Serjeant 14972. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd April 1917. Aged 21. Born Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Charles Joseph and Violet Elizabeth Parsley, of Hall Cottages, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk. Twice previously wounded. Buried: Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VI. A. 12. See also Diss Secondary School
PEARCE Alfred
Driver 35452. 40th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th September 1914. Born Diss. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried: Neuilly-Sur-Seine New Communal Cemetery, Hauts de Seine, France. Ref. 4. 17. 17.
PEARCE Arthur
Private 41570. 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 5724 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd July 1918. Aged 39. Lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Florence Leeder (formerly Pearce), of Mellis Rd., Thrandeston, Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. IV. L. 6.
PENNELL William Jesse
Lance Corporal 200542 (Memorial gives Private). 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine on 16th December 1917. Enlisted Diss. Buried Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. AA. 69.
PETTITT Remas Arthur
Private 43774. "Z" Company, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 1473 Suffolk Cyclists Battalion. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th June 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Saxmundham. Son of the late Walter and Harriet Pettitt, of 5, Stanley Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
PETTITT Wilfred Maurice
Corporal 43829. 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 3540 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st December 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted Diss. Son of the late Walter and Harriett Pettitt, of 5, Stanley Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 4.
PHOENIX C E
Air Mechanic 1st Class 76182. : 43rd Balloon Section, Royal Air Force. Died on 8th November 1918. Husband of E. E. Phoenix, of 6, Shelfanger Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. III. E. 17.
PITCHERS Randle Bertie
Lance Corporal 19399. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th June 1918. Aged 35. Born Bradley, Suffolk. Enlisted Warley, Essex. Husband of F. M. Pitchers, of 34, Mission, Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. E. 20. See also Diss Secondary School
POTTER Frederick
Private 203511 (memorial states Drummer). 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st March 1918. Born Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
READ Frederick James
Serjeant 16110. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th October 1916. Aged 21. Born Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Arthur Richard and Louisa Read, of Burnham, Overy Staithe, King's Lynn. Buried: Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VI. M. 8. See also Diss Secondary School
RICE Frederick Arthur
Private 30117. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th April 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Diss. Son of Isabella Hubbard (formerly Rice), of 15, Mission Rd., Diss, Norfolk, and the late Alfred Rice. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
ROUT Christopher William
Private 234517. 11th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika on 25th September 1918. Lived Diss. Enlisted Exeter, Devon. Commemorated: Doiran Memorial, Greece.
RUDD Albert Victor
Gunner 111415. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home on 14th August 1916. Aged 29. Born Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. B. 291. See also Diss Secondary School
ROLINGSON George Edward
Private 9168. "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th August 1917. Aged 22. Born Lambeth, Surrey. Lived Diss. Enlisted Stratford, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Rolingson, of 33, Denmark St., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106 and 162.
RUNNACRES Augustus Frederick
Private 12274. 8th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 19325 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1917. Born eye, Suffolk. Lived Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
SAUNDERS John Richard
Private 43535. 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 2777 Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st July 1917. Aged 23. Born Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Eliza Saunders, of 30, Mere St., Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.
SELF Arthur George
Private 8921. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th August 1914. Born South Lopham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Elouges Communal Cemetery, Dour, Hainaut, Belgium. Sp. Mem. C. 29. See also Diss Secondary School
STEGGLES Alfred Edward
Private 17900. 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 18th November 1916. Aged 38. Born Diss. Enlisted Riddlesworth, Norfolk. Son of John and Mary Steggles. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. G. 117. See also Diss Secondary School
SMITH T

There are two T. Smith’s who have connections in the Diss area. Both are possible candidates for the name on the memorial.

Private 39062. Thomas Smith. 2nd Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st August 1918. Aged 40. Born and lived East Harling. Enlisted Woolwich. Son of Samuel and Emma Jane Smith, of Flint Cottage, East Harling, Norfolk. Buried: Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Aisne, France. Ref. IX. C. 10.

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Private M2/285213. Thomas Smith. M.T. Reserve Depot, Army Service Corps. Died at sea on 22nd March 1917. Aged 19. Born Nutfield, Suffolk. Lived Harleston, Norfolk. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Caroline Smith, of Metfield, Harleston, Norfolk, and the late Charles Smith. Commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 42.

SMITH W H
Stoker 1st. Class. No further information available at present. See also Diss Secondary School
TAYLOR V A
Lance Corporal. No further information available at present.
TAYLOR S W
Private. No further information available at present.
THOMPSON E E
Possibly: Second Lieutenant. 228th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds on 16th October 1918. Aged 34. Son of Edward and Emily Thompson, of Paddox Estate, Hillmorton, Rugby. Native of East Haddon, Northampton. Buried: Maurois Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. 41.
TONGE Arthur Morton
Private 44432. 13th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th October 1918. Aged 31. Born Norwich. Lived Islington. Enlisted Holloway. Son of Mrs. Annie M. Tonge, of 42, Victoria Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Beaurevoir British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Ref. D.5.
TUFFS Frederick Ernest
Private 21462. (Memorial states Lance Corporal). 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Born Diss. Lived Thundersley. Enlisted Southend. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. See also Diss Secondary School
TURNER Sidney
Private 13564. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th July 1916. Born Burgate, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
TURNER William
Private 39702. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd October 1918. Born Easton, Norfolk. Lived Walcot Green, Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. A. Turner, of Walcot Green, Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France. Ref. II. B. 2. See also Diss Secondary School
TYRRELL Arnold Charles
Gunner 100901. 19th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th September 1917. Aged 27. Born Diss. Lived Streatham, Surrey. Enlisted Woolwich. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Tyrrell, of Diss, Norfolk; husband of Rose Tyrrell, of 9, Linton Crescent, Hastings, Sussex. Buried: Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. III. C. 11.
WATTS Leslie Edward
Private 22820. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 10th October 1918. Aged 25. Born Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Edward and Eliza Watts, of 8, Balaclava Terrace, Bishopgate St., Norwich; late of Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. IV. G. 18.
WEAVERS Ernest
Private 14503. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 20th September 1916. Born Diss. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Ref. B. 22. 36. See also Diss Secondary School
WILDING F A
Possibly. Stoker 1st Class K/3735/CH. H.M.S. Cumberland, Royal Navy. Died on 25th September 1918. Buried: Denham (St. John) Churchyard. On North side of church.
WILSON George James Orsan
Petty Officer Stoker K/10099. H.M.S. Royalist, Royal Navy. Died on 11th August 1919. Aged 27. Son of George and Esther Wilson, of Bishopgate St., Norwich. Buried: Norwich Cemetery. Ref. W. 629.
Not on the Memorial but buried in Diss Cemetery
FLATMAN A E
Private 3082. 2nd/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died on 14th October 1920. Aged 23. Son of Mrs. Flatman, of 129, Victoria Rd., Diss. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. A. 168.
SORE C E
Petty Officer Stoker K/13050. H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy. Died on 23rd March 1920. Aged 28. Son of William Thomas and Elizabeth Sore, of 12, Denmark St., Diss; husband of the late Pearl Sore. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. G. 192.
1939-1945
BARHAM Frederick Harry

Corporal 5778672. 1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 21st July 1944. Aged 27. Son of Henry and Edith Edna Barham, of Diss, Norfolk; husband of Geraldine Jessie Barham (nee Copping), of Diss. Buried: Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Calvados, France. Ref. III. F. 5.

BARKER, DFM George Leonard

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 44571. Royal Air Force. Died on 18th July 1944. Aged 30. Son of George William and Alice Lavinia Barker, of Diss; husband of Vera Elizabeth Barker. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. Sec. N. Grave 436.

BARNES Arthur Reginald

Private 5779999. 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 26th September 1943. Aged 34. Son of Frederick and Maud Barnes, of Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Ref. Brit. Sec. A. A. 9.

BIRD F G

Corporal. No further information available at present.

BLOOMFIELD Jack Aston

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 318967. H.M.S. Blean, Royal Navy. Died on 11th December 1942. Aged 19. Son of Horace Edgar and Maud Bloomfield, of Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 57, 1. Special note: HMS Blean was a Hunt-class Destroyer. She was escorting a convoy off the coast of Algeria when she was struck by a torpedo launched from German submarine U-443.

BOWEN A J

Private. No further information available at present.

BRUNDELL Donald Arthur

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gnr.) 1208264. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 21st September 1943. Aged 32. Son of William Charles and Eva Sabrina Brundell; husband of Ena Dorothy Brundell, of Diss. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. Sec. N. Grave 370.

CAMPBELL R M

No further information available at present.

CAUSER George Thomas

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1267471. 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 13th July 1943. Aged 21. Son of Walter Henry and Kate Alice Causer, of Heywood, Norfolk. Buried: St. Oulph Churchyard, Aube, France. Ref. Coll. grave.

CHAMBERS Leonard Verdun

Private 5778165. 6th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 19th July 1943. Aged 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Chambers, of Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 5. H. 8.

COLE Frank Walter

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1259937. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 1st January 1941. Aged 34. Son of Charles and Laura Cole; husband of Elsie Florence Cole, of Diss. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. Sec. N. Grave 307.

CULLUM Jack Leonard

Sergeant (Observer) 748640. 76 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 24th June 1941. Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Ref. Joint grave 12. F. 4-5. See also Diss Secondary School

EBBAGE Leonard Walter

Private 14345619. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died on 14th April 1944. Aged 20. Son of Walter and Alice Rosalie Ebbage, of Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Imphal War Cemetery, India. Ref. 3. B. 11.

GARNHAM George Albert

Private 5771079. 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 21st May 1940. Aged 26. Son of Henry William and Mary Jane Garnham. Buried: Chercq Churchyard, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. Grave 8.

GOFF Alan Frank

Sergeant 1176030. 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 10th November 1942. Aged 22. Son of Frank and Eva Goff, of Earlham, Norwich. Commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 84. See also Diss Secondary School

GOTOBED Leonard Gilbert

Sapper 1917076. 678 General Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died between 16/05/1940 and 22/05/1940. Aged 24. Son of Frank W. and Ellen Gotobed, of Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Dunkirk Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Column 25. See also Diss Secondary School

GRIFFITH Thomas Peter Logan

Leading Aircraftman 959417. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 4th February 1942. Aged 24. Son of Thomas Logan Griffith and Lucy Irene Beryl Griffith, of Cringleford, Norfolk. Buried: Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery. Ref. Prot. Sec. (Men's). Plot F. Coll. grave 82.

HAROLD Reginald Roy

Gunner 1653779. 95 Battery, 48 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 11th December 1944. Aged 31. Son of William and Ethel Harold, of Diss, Norfolk; husband of Joan Eileen Harold, of Diss. Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia. Ref. U. F. 3.

HARRIS Eric

Sergeant (Nav.) 1802331. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 11th December 1943. Son of Mrs. F. M. Harris. of Diss. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. Sec. F. Grave 22. See also Diss Secondary School

HOLKER Volney

Corporal 5774296. 4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 23rd January 1943. Aged 20. Son of Harold and Mary Ann Holker, of Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 4. F. 12. See also Diss Secondary School

HOLMES C E

Possibly: Charles Edwards Holmes. Corporal 1437869. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 14th April 1943. Aged 33. Son of Alfred and Gertrude Holmes; husband of Olive Myrtle Holmes, of Hethersett. Buried: Hethersett (St. Remigius) Churchyard, Norfolk. Ref. Old Ground. Row 4. Grave 40.

HUBBARD K F

Probably: Kenneth Frank Hubbard. Bombardier 972864. 7 Mountain Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 19th October 1944. Aged 27. Husband of Dorothy Margaret Hubbard, of Brockhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Buried: Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. V. D. 27.

HUBBARD Russell Peter

Leading Aircraftman 1642285. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 4th June 1946. Aged 43. Son of Harry Hubbard and of Alice Hubbard, of Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Wortham (St. Mary) Churchyard, Suffolk.

JOYES Frederick William

Signalman C/JX 140272. H.M.S. Curacoa, Royal Navy. Died on 24th April 1940. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 36, 3. Special note: HMS Curacoa (note NOT Curacao) was seriously damaged by bombs from German aircraft off the Norwegian coast on 24th April 1940.

KEMP Dick

Stoker 1st Class C/KX 127417. H.M.S. Goodall, Royal Navy. Died on 29th April 1945. Aged 34. Son of Albert and Ellen S. Kemp, of Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 81, 2. Special note: HMS Goodall was involved in escort duty and was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-286. This was the last convoy to be attacked in the war.

KITCHEN Thomas Mitchell

[Listed as M T Kitchen on the memorial] Gunner 921043, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14th November 1942. Aged 26. Son of William Harry Kitchen, and of Florence Annie Kitchen, of Diss, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 36.

KNIGHTS J J

Flying Officer. No further information available at present possibly either

John James KNIGHT, Sergeant 751045, 48 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th February 1942. Aged 32. Son of John James Knight and Eliza Knight; husband of Joan Collard Knight. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 87.

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Jack KNIGHTS, Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1044234, 514 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th March 1944. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Mary Knights; husband of Muriel Jean Knights. Buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany. Plot 1. Row L. Collective grave 7-12.

LARTER Harold David

Lance Corporal 5774930. 4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 10th November 1942. Aged 34. Son of David E. Larter and Annie E. Larter, of Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 8. K. 14.

MADGETT Noel James

Sergeant 1294954. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 29th January 1943. Aged 22. Son of Albert Edward and Gennie Simonds Madgett, of Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 158.

MOSS Victor Frederick

Private 3967246. 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment. Died on 2nd April 1945. Aged 29. Husband of Doris Ruby Moss, of Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 43. H. 1.

NOBLE Bertie George

Marine CH/23264. HMS Cornwall, Royal Marines. Died on 5th April 1942. Aged 38. Son of Walter Noble, of Paddington, London. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 65, 2. Special note: In April 1942 HMS Cornwall was sailing with the Eastern Fleet. She became detached from her sister ship, the Dorsetshire, and shortly afterwards both ships were completely overwhelmed by 50 Japanese dive bombers. 190 of the 650 complement of Cornwall were lost.

NUNN Jack William

Corporal 5775698. Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 18th August 1943. Aged 26. Son of Frederick and Alice Nunn, of Diss, Norfolk; husband of Joyce Winifred Nunn, of Diss. Buried: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Ref. B3. C. 8. See also Diss Secondary School

REEVE Ellis Edward

Private 5779963. Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 10th March 1944. Aged 29. Son of Harry and Ellen Reeve, of Diss, husband of Mabel Florence Reeve, of Diss. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. Sec. F. Grave 24.

SADLEIR Robert Edgar

Sergeant (Bomb Aimer) 1288558. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 6th July 1943. Aged 21. Son of Charles Hare Sadleir and Margaret Mable Sadleir, of Diss. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. Sec. N. Grave 453. See also Diss Secondary School

STANNARD A J

Driver. No further information available at present.

STANNARD Thomas Ellis

Able Seaman C/J 89853. H.M.S. Niger, Royal Navy. Died on 6th July 1942. Aged 37. Son of Thomas Ellis Stannard and Caroline Stannard; husband of Kathleen Lucie Stannard, of Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 56, 2. Special note: Halcyon Class Minesweeper HMS Niger was leading a column of Merchantmen returning to Britain. Bad weather prevented taking bearings and an iceberg was mistaken for land. Niger tragically led the column into a British minefield off Iceland where she and six of the Merchant ships were mined.

STOLBERG Geoffrey Charles

Sergeant (Air Gnr.) 1160153. 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 22nd September 1943. Aged 22. Son of Charles and Lily May Stolberg, of Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Ref. Coll. grave 14. A. 11-14.

STURGEON Charles William James

Private 5775651. 4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 21st August 1943. Aged 25. Buried: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Ref. B3. G. 12.

SUSSAMES Albert Clifford

Private 5772593. 4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 11th February 1942. Aged 27. Husband of L. Sussames, of Diss, Norfolk. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 52.

TAYLOR Roy John

Guardsman 2665539. 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Died on 23rd July 1944. Aged 19. Son of Arthur Albert and Gertrude Taylor, of Winfarthing, Norfolk. Buried: Florence War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. VI. E. 18.

WARD, DSM Walter Albert Worman

Stoker 1st Class C/KX 97894. H.M.S. Kelly, Royal Navy. Died on 23/05/1941. Son of Frederick and Georgina Ward, of Diss, Norfolk. Awarded The Distinguished Service Medal. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 48, 1. Special note: HMS Kelly was a destroyer, probably one of the most famous of World War 2. She was captained by Lord Louis Mountbatten and in 1942 the film "In Which We Serve starring Noel Coward and John Mills was based on the Kelly. She was sunk off Crete with a loss of nine officers and 121 ratings. Prince Charles planted a tree at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire in 2002 to commemorate his uncle and the crew of The Kelly.

WELLS Richard John

Wing Commander (Pilot) 39918. 108 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died on 16th March 1942. Aged 28. Son of Richard Alexander and Ada Wells of Diss. Buried: Diss Cemetery. Ref. Sec. H. Grave 44.

YOUNGS Leslie Reginald Sergeant (Observer) 580905. 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on 13th August 1940. Aged 21. Son of George Byles Youngs and Bertha Louisa Youngs, of Diss, Norfolk. Buried: Vadum Cemetery, Denmark. Ref. Coll. grave C. See also Diss Secondary School

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