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FLITCHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2008
additional information Robert Walden - Flitcham web site

A memorial stands at the side of the B153 as it runs through Flitcham in front of a row of cottages. It takes the form of a stone obelisk mounted on a plinth with slate tablets affixed bearing the inscriptions. There are 24 names listed for World War 1 and 2 for World War 2. The names are listed as name then rank and then decoration although the rank and decoration information is hard to read although the names have been refreshed over the faded ones.

Photographs Copyright ©
Carolynn Langley 2008

IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

BECKETT

Arthur Robert

Private 17670, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th March 1916. Age 21. Born Anmer, enlisted Norwich. Son of Henry and Hannah Beckett, of 3, Abbey Rd., Flitcham, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 30 and 31

BIRD

G H

No further information currently available

BRIDGES

Allan

[Spelt Allen on CWGC] Private 29284, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in the United Kingdom 16th August 1917. Aged 36. Born and resident Flitcham, enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Jemima Bridges, of Flitcham. His brother Arthur also died in service. Buried in the north-west corner of Flitcham St Mary’s Churchyard, Norfolk. (CWGC states south-east corner).

BRIDGES

Arthur

Private 1537, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 13th March 1917. Aged 25. Born Hildene, enlisted Sandringham. Son of George and Jemima Bridges, of Flitcham. His brother Allen also died in service. Buried at the borth-east end of the church in Flitcham St Mary’s Churchyard, Norfolk. (CWGC states south-west)

BRIDGES

Frederick

Private 41635, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 27th January 1917. Born and resident Flitcham, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 7005, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commmeorate don Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 D.

BRIDGES

Leobard Arthur

Private 3335, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 21st August 1915.Enlisted East Dereham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42/44

BROADWATER

Henry Edward

Private G/15317, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 13th April 1918. Aged 23. Born Bramerton, enlisted Norwich, resident Dereham. Son of Arthur and Thirza Broadwater, of Weasenham All Saints, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 14486, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 1 and 2.

BURGER

E

No further information currently available

GRIMES

Charles Edward

Private 1521, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 18th November 1915. Born Congham, enlisted Flitcham. Buried in 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Turkey. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14.

GRIMES

William Charles

Lance Corporal 322, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 12th September 1915. Born Congham, enlisted Hellington. Buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey. Plot II. Row F. Grave 6.

GRIMES

Thomas

Private 240354, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Plaestine 19th April 1917. Enlisted East Dereham. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Panels 12 to 15.

HUMPHREY

William John

Private 1523, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 21st August 1915. Born Grimston, enlisted Flitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

HUNTER

Charles

Lance Corporal 321, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 21st August 1915. Aged 21. Born North Pickenham, enlisted Hillington. Son of Henry and Emma Hunter. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

MICKELBOROUGH

William

[Spelt MICKLEBURGH on his daughter's headstone, and as MICKELBURGH on SDGW 7 CWGC] Lance Corproal 21272, 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action in France 31st July 1916. Aged 34. Born Colkirk, enlisted Norwich, resident Hillington, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

MINDHAM

Walter William

Private 240053, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1917. Born Snettisham, enlisted Flitcham. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Plot XXII. Row G. Grave 6.

OVERMAN

Robert J

Private 240054, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Egypt 14th May 1917. Aged 24. Born Rotherham, Yorkshire, enlisted Flitcham. Son of Walter and Rachel Overman, of White City, Titchwell, King's Lynn. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section D. Grave 130.

RAYNER

S

Probably: Sidney RAYNER, Private 33623, “B" Company, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1918. Aged 33. Born Wortwell, enlisted Bury St Edmund's, resident Harlesden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rayner, of Wortella, Harleston, Norfolk; husband of Elizabeth Alice Garnham (formerly Rayner), of Hill Farm Cottage, St. John’s, Bungay, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 44 and 45

RIX

Ernest

Private 28974, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th May 1918. Born and resident Fletcham (sic - Flitcham), enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commmemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

RUDLEY

William

Private 20581, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13th August 1915. Aged 21. Born St. german's, King's lynn, enlisted Norwich, resident Hillington. Son of Joseph Rudley, of 23, Guarlock Terrace, King's Lynn. Formerly 17830, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

SEAMAN

G H

either George SEAMAN, Private 5111, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th October 1914. Aged 31. Born Metfield, enlisted Harleston. Husband of J. Elvin (formerly Seaman), of Hempnall, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8.

or George Frederick SEMAN, Private 18653, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14th February 1916. Aged 25. Born Foulsham, enlisted Norwich. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Seaman, of Foulsham, Norfolk. Buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave 21

SMITH

W

possibly William John SMITH, Driver T4/058174, 2nd Depot Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 8th March 1915. Aged 32. Born Tottington, enlisted Norwich, resident Watton. Son of James and Charlotte Smith, of Merton Village, Watton, Norfolk. Buried in GREENWICH CEMETERY, London. Screen Wall. 3 "C." A. 127.

WAITES

L T H

No further information currently available

WILLIAMSON

George Henry

Lance Corporal 12273, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Born Flitcham, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

WILLIAMSON

P F

No further information currently

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
WHO FELL IN THE 1939-1945 WAR

BIX

Percy Wilfred

Private 774748, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 11th June 1940. Aged 22. Son of Henry and Sophia Bix, of Flitcham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Column 43.

SEARLE

J D

Possibly Joseph Douglas SEARLE Private 5953151, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 14th December 1942. Aged 23. Husband of L. E. Searle. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Plot 4. Row F. Grave 6.

Last updated 26 July, 2009

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