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GREAT DUNHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial is set in the front of the Churchyard of St Andrew’s Church, Great Dunham, adjacent to the village school. It takes the form of a Celctic cross mounted on a plinth with a two-stepped base, the inscription being on the front of the plinth.

Photograph Copyright © Nicky Stockman 2008

To the glory of God and in Memory of the men of Great Dunham

1914-1918

CORNWELL

Fredrick George

Private 29333. 1st/8th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 27/08/1917. Aged 19. Born Buswell Green, enlisted King's Lynn, resident Great Dunham. Son of John William and Alice Maud Cornwell of North St, Great Dunham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 45358, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commmeorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.

HEY

Arthur

Private G/9160. 8th Bn The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment Died of wounds 07/09/1916. Born and resident Great Dunham, enlisted Norwich. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L’ABBE IV.A.2

HEY

Charles William

Private 3503. 1st/5th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 12/08/1915. Enlisted East Dereham No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL Panel 42 to 44.

HUDSON

William

Private 35101. 10th Bn Essex Regiment. Killed in action 06/11/1917 Aged 20. Born and resident Great Dunham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Edward and Francis Hudson of Great Dunham, King’s Lynn. formerly 24715, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S CEMETERY VIII.C.13

HUNTER

John

Private 20971. 9th Bn. Essex Regiment. Killed in action 08/08/1918. Born South Creake, enlisted Norwich, resident Great Dunham. Formerly 17871, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE I.D.8

JAGGS

Arthur

Private 22887. 7th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 14/10/1917 Aged 20. Born Great Elmham, enlisted East Dereham. Son of George and May Jaggs of Great Dunham, King’s Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL Bay 3.

MASON

Edward

Private 240761. 1st/5th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine 03/11/1917. Enlisted East Dereham. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY B.29.

REED

Roland Walter Wilfred

Private 4183. 1st/5th Bn Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 12/08/1915. Enlisted East Dereham. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORAIL Panel 42 to 44.

SMITH

Oliver E

Private 52201. 18th (Glasgow Yeomanry) Bn. Highland Light Infantry. Died 08/11/1918. Born Castle Rode, enlisted King's Lynn, resident Great Dunham. Son of Mr W. Smith, Great Dunham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 6773, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in KEZELBERG MILITARY CEMETERY, I.D.6

WARNES

Robert John

Private 18184. 8th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19/07/1916. Born Great Dunham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs G. Warnes, Great Dunham, King’s Lynn. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY III.A.37.

YULL

William Frederick

Private 41289. 10th Bn. Essex Regiment. Died of wound sin United Kingdom 29/04/1917 Aged 39. Born and resident Great Dunham. enlisted East Dereham. Son of Mrs Sarah Yull: Husband of H.E. Howlett (formerly Yull) of 6, St George’s Cottage, Cowper Rd, East Dereham. Formerly 30428, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in GREAT DUNHAM (ST ANDREW) CHURCHYARD. East Part.

Greater love hath no man than this. That a man lay down his life for his friends.
1939-1945

CLAXTON

Rowland John

Driver T/5770427. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 21/09/1944 Aged 31. Son of Bertie Claxton: husband of Norah Agnes Claxton of Great Dunham, Norfolk. Buried in ST. OEDENRODE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD.

Last updated 12 February, 2008

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