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EARSHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Mick Tilley 2007

The Earsham memorial takes the form of a cross on a tapering shaft mounted on plinth with a four-stepped base and stands beside the village green. The names for World War 1 are divided into Navy and Army and number 25; for World War 2 there are 7 names. The names all supplemented with the Regiment and sometimes the rank.
Photograph Copyright © Mick Tilley 2007

FOR GOD,
FOR KING,
FOR COUNTRY
IN
GRATEFUL
MEMORY
OF THE MEN
FROM EARSHAM
WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

NAVY

 

BANHAM

Bernard Samuel

Yeoman of Signals 201271, H.M.S Shark, Royal Navy. Lost at sea 31st may 1916. No known grave. Commmeorated on CHATHAM MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 16.

HOWLETT

J

Royal Naval Reserve probably James E HOWLETT, Deck Hand 3787DA, H.M. Net Drifter Enterprise II, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 8th March 1916. Son of Mr. G. and Mrs. A. L. Howlett, of Alburgh, Norfolk. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 14. Row G. Grave 21.

REMBLANCE

William W

Deck Hand, H.M. Drifter Kent County, Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 8th December 1916. Aged 26. Husband of Florence E. Revell (formerly Remblance), of Lodge Farm, near Earsham, Bungay, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 19.

ARMY

 

BARBER

William Reuben

Corporal Saddler 945915, 58th Division Ammunition Column (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Died 9th November 1918. Aged 24. Born and enlisted London. Buried in DON COMMUNAL CEMETERY, ANNOEULLIN, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 41.

BARNES

Samuel

Private 25034, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 19th June 1916. Aged 30. Born and resident Denton, enlisted Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Son of Alfred and Harriet Barnes, of Trunch Cottage, Denton, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Basra, Iraq. Plot VI. Row S. Grave 1.

BEDWELL

Hennes Robert

Corporal 16370, 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 15th July 1916. Aged 27. Born and resident Earsham, enlisted Manchester. Son of Benjamin and Edith Bedwell, of Avenue Cottage, Earsham, Norfolk. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 36.

CLARKE

A

Sergeant, Norfolk Regiment probably Albert CLARKE, Sergeant 3/7951. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 27th July 1916. Born Stradbrooke, Norwich, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commmeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

GOOCH

Edward J

Private 7511, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th August 1914. Born Beccles, Suffolk. enlisted Manchester, resident Bamford, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

HIGH

John K

Private 16500, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Enlisted Coventry, resident Earsham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7.

HOLLAND

H J

Corporal M/315124, 1054th Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 10th December 1919. Buried in TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY, Iran. Plot V. Row D. Grave 1.

HOOD

Charles William

Private 241063, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 2nd November 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Son of John and Ellen Hood, of Temple Bar, Earsham, Suffolk. Formerly 3465, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 11.

HOUGHTON

Herbert George

Private 16957, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1918. Aged 23. Born belton, enlisted Norwich. Son of Margaret Daisy Brown, of Golden Square, Earsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

HOWELL

William Herbert

Private G/99217, 5th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 14th May 1919. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Howell, of Earsham, Norfolk. Buried in ST. ALBAN CHURCHYARD, FOREST TOWN, Nottinghamshire.

JOLLY

William

Gunner 198224, 38th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 6th July 1918. Aged 46. Born Bungay, Suffolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Shelford. (CWGC states born in Norfolk) Son of James and Charlotte Jolly, husband of Alice Mary Morris (formerly Jolly), of The Breezy River Side, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich. Buried in the north-west corner of ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, EARSHAM, Norfolk.

MEADE

Robert Percy

Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 11th July 1916. Aged 20. Son of Capt. John Percy Meade and Helena Meade, of Earsham Hall, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

PAGE

William

Driver T4/045038, Base H.T. Depot (Salonika), Royal Army Service Corps. Died at sea 2nd June 1917. Born Southelmham, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, resident Bungay. Buried at sea and commmeorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

PRIME

Edgar G

Private 15532, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 19th February 1917. Aged 19. Born Earshamm, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Prime, of Hall Rd., Earsham, Norfolk. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 1.

REMBLANCE

Victor John

Private 265114, 6th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16th August 1916. Aged 19. Born Earsham, enlisted Bungay, Suffolk. Son of William and Harriet Remblance, of Church Rd., Earsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

RUNACLES

H W

Royal Field Artillery - No further information currently available

SAUNDERS

L W

East Surrey Regiment - No further information currently available

SMITH

A

Suffolk Regiment - No further information currently available

TIBBENHAM

Arthur Thomas

Trumpeter 80797, 1st/1st Battalion, Essex Yeomanry. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Clacton-on-Sea, resident Bungay. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Tibbenham, of 132, Carlton Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

THREADGOLD

Albert G

Private 43924, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th october 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted Bungay. Son of James and Emily Threadgold, of 38, Bridge St., Bungay, Suffolk. His brother Sidney William Threadgold also fell (below). Formerly 3354, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

THREADGOLD

Sidney William

(Memorial states Lance Corporal) Corporal 167717, Reserve Depot (Blandford), Royal Air Force. Died 2nd September 1918. Aged 24. Son of James and Emily Threadgold, of 38, Bridge St., Bungay, Suffolk. Born Buckhurst Hill, Essex. His brother Albert Threadgold also fell (above). Buried west of the Church in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, EARSHAM, Norfolk.

WILBY

William

Private 8363, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 30th September 1916. Born Earsham, enlisted Bungay, Suffolk. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row I. Grave 45.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939-1945

CANHAM

Victor Ralph

Private 5776307, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 12th June 1940. Aged 21. Son of Harry Frank and Susannah Canham, of Earsham. Buried in GRANDCOURT WAR CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 13.

GILHAM

Ronald Thomas

Able Seaman C/JX 157076, H.M.S. Cornwall, Royal Navy. Lost at sea 5th April 1942. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 54, Column 1.

GOOCH

Frederick Charles

Guardsman 2656333, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died during the evacuation of Dunkirk 1st June 1940. Aged 24. Son of William and Martha Georgiana Gooch; husband of Mary Frances Gooch. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 34.

HOWELL

Frederick John

Gunner 1137237, 14 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 13th April 1943. Aged 20. Son of John Tuggy Howell and Edith Elisabeth Maud Howell, of Earsham. Buried in BEJA WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 1. Row L. Grave 11.

LEWIS

Alfred Leopold

Chief Petty Officer C/JX 129553, H.M.S. Niger, Royal Navy. Lost at sea 6th July 1942. Aged 30. Son of Bertram Robert and Leonie Lewis; husband of Margaret Joyeuse Lewis, of Bungay, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 51, Column 2.

LONGSHAW

[Ernest] William

Private 5775787, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 29th November 1944 as a prisoner of war. Aged 24. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row K. Grave 25.

SOUTHGATE

Thomas Edward

Marine PO/X 3799, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Marines. Lost at sea 24th May 1941. Aged 20. Son of Thomas and Kathleen Harriett Southgate, of Earsham. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 59, Column 2.

Last updated 6 July, 2007

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