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GREAT PLUMSTEAD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2005

Great Plumstead is situated a short distance east of Norwich. There is a memorial in the form of a cross in the churchyard, which is very difficult to read – it has a large amount of lichen on it. However, inside the church is a splendid First World War Roll of Honour, hand written by the Vicar. As news came through of casualties an asterisk was put by their names. Most of the names are in alphabetical order, but others were obviously added later in the war. In the list below they have all been put into alphabetical order. For more information and pictures of Great Plumstead church please see Simon Knott’s Norfolk Church Website.

 
Photograph Copyright © Simon Knott 2005

ROLL OF HONOUR
PARISH OF GREAT PLUMSTEAD
* = Casualty

* BAVIN Ant(h)ony James

Lieutenant. H.M.S. Mary Rose, Royal Navy. Died on 17th October 1917. Aged 23. Son of Benjamin and Alice Maud Mary Bavin, of Manor House, Postwick, Norwich. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 20.

Special note: HMS Mary Rose was escorting merchant ships when she was sunk by gunfire from the German Cruiser Minelayers Brummer and Bremes off the Norwegian coast.

  BAVIN Charles H.
Canadian Infantry. No further information available at present.
  BAVIN John M.
Canadian Infantry. No further information available at present.
  BAVIN Lancelot N.
37th Lancers, Indian Army. No further information available at present.
  BAVIN Lawrence G.
7th Corps Cyclists. No further information available at present.
* BAVIN Nigel Benjamin
Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action on 23rd May 1915. Aged 19. Son of Benjamin and Alice Maud M. Bavin, of Manor House, Postwich, Norwich. Buried: New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XXVII. A. 12.
  BRISTER Fred
2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.
* BURDETT Frank
Gunner 153381. 248th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th October 1917. Aged 31. Born Spixworth, Norfolk. Lived Plumstead (CD says Kent but probably should be Norfolk). Enlisted Wrexham (probably Wroxham) Norfolk. Son of W. and E. Burdett, of Spixworth, Norwich; husband of Laura M. Burdett, of 4, Church St., Northrepps, Norwich. Buried: Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IV. B. 14.
  CAULK Arthur W.
3rd/4th Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
  CURTISS William R.
16th Lancers. No further information available at present.
* DREWERY Stephen Foster
(Drewry on CD & CWGC). Private 8435. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia on 19th May 1915. Born Little Plumstead. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. VI. B. 15.
  DUNCH John S.
36th Royal Fusiliers. No further information available at present.
  DUNCH Robert
Rifle Brigade. No further information available at present.
  DUNCH Walter
33rd Royal Fusiliers. No further information available at present.
  DUNGAR William
7th Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.
  EDWARDS Edward
Motorised Transport, Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.
* EDWARDS Frank David
Probably: Private 242232. 2nd/5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to (458550) Labour Corps. Died at home on 25th October 1918. Born Lambeth, Surrey. Lived Norwich. Enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Buried: Norwich Cemetery. Ref. 54. 528.
  EDWARDS James A.
King’s Royal Rifle Corps. No further information available at present.
  GEORGE Robert V.
Norfolk Yeomanry. No further information available at present.
  GOODSON Alfred
33rd Labour Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. No further information available at present.
  GUNTON H.W.
Gunner. Anti Air Sub Section, Birmingham. No further information available at present.
* GUNTON Louis
Private 15008. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916. Born Great Plumstead. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
  HENRY George
Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.
* HENRY Walter

Able Seaman 200091. H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Navy. Died on 22nd September 1914. Aged 34. Son of William Robert and Minnie Henry, of 48, Lingwood, Norwich; husband of Helen Emily Green (formerly Henry), of 9, Park Hill Rd., Oulton, Lowestoft. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 2.

Special note: In the early hours of the morning of 22 September 1914, HMS Cressy along with HMS Aboukir & HMS Hogue were sunk by torpedoes from a U-boat under the command of Otto Weddigen, in the North Sea.

  HIGH Charles A.
7th Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
  HIGH George W.
Royal Field Artillery. No further information available at present.
  HIGH John H.
Motorised Transport, Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.
* HIGH Richard
Private 23196. 7th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 18641 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th July 1916. Aged 26. Born and lived Great Plumstead. Enlisted Norwich. Son of John Jonathan and Maria High, Great Plumstead, Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C. Originally marked as missing on Roll of Honour – later this was crossed off and marked as killed in action.
  JERMY L.C.
Field Ambulance, Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.
  JILLINGS Edward L.
R.N.A.S. (Royal Naval Air Service?). No further information available at present.
  MAIDSTONE C.J.
Machine Gun Corps. N.Y. No further information available at present.
  MAIDSTONE F.J.
HMS Britannia. Royal Marines. No further information available at present.
  MAIDSTONE George H.
Canadian Field Artillery. No further information available at present.
  MAIDSTONE W. C.
Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.
  OAKLEY Albert W.T.
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  OAKLEY Joe M.
HMS Antrim. No further information available at present.
  OAKLEY W.T.
Norfolk Yeomanry. No further information available at present.
  PURLING Charles H.
Royal Horse Artillery. No further information available at present.
  RUSHBROOK Grantley H.
Royal Field Artillery. No further information available at present.
* RUSHBROOK (Mapes) Harry
Private 320112. 15th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 1671 Suffolk Yeomanry. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 17th September 1918. Born Witton, Norfolk. Enlisted Hasketon. Buried: Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme, Somme, France. Ref. II. F. 72.
  RUSHBROOK R. W.
9th Lancers. No further information available at present.
  RUSHBROOK W. Hannant
King’s Royal Rifles. No further information available at present.
  SCOTT Percy H.
American Army. No further information available at present.
  WALKER W. J.
3rd Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
  WEBB Francis A.
HMS Gibraltar. Marines. No further information available at present.
  WHITMORE Reg
Royal Horse Artillery. No further information available at present.
* WRIGHT Charles
Probably: Charles William Wright. Private 13017. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th July 1916. Born Moreton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Thomas William and Frances Wright, of 36, Slippers Bottom, Rackheath, Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

1 May 2005

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