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GREAT SNORING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Ernie Rusdale 2004

1914-1918

BENSTEAD

Leslie

Private, 26966, Herbert Leslie Benstead, 1st Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 30-08-17, aged 28. Son of Henry and Maria Benstead, Hindringham, Walsingham, Norfolk. Born Great Snoring, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Grave XIV.A.27.

BENSTEAD

Victor

Private, G/21071, Albert Ernest Victor Benstead, 1st Queen's Own, Royal West Kent Regiment. Died of wounds 11-02-17, aged 19. Born Great Snoring, enlisted Norwich. Son of Henry and Maria Benstead, Great Snoring, Norfolk. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Grave VI.B.39.

BUSHELL

Sidney

Private, 2378690, 8th Bn. Canadian Infantry (CEF). Killed in action 10-08-18, aged 22. Son of George Bushell, Thursford Road, Great Snoring, Norfolk, England. Buried in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Grave VIII.B.11.  

COLLINS

Arthur

Private, 13807, 888th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 01-07-16. Born Little Walsingham, enlisted Norwich. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 1C/1D.

DAWSON

Frederick

Private, 1526, Frederick William Dawson, 1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action 02-11-15, Born Fakenham, enlisted Barwick. Buried in Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Gallipoli, Grave Sp. Mem. B.48.    

DEWING

Charles

L/Corporal, 17441, 9th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 20-11-17. Born Great Snoring, enlisted Norwich. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Panels 03/04.

FOX

Frederick

Believed to be: Private, 14317, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15-09-16. Born Walsingham, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Grave VI.G.05.  

FOX

Herbert

Able Seaman, J/14172, Royal Navy, HM Submarine E.26. Killed in action 06-07-16, aged 22. Son of Herbert Fox, Great Snoring, Norfolk. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 12.

GENT

Arthur

Private, 41283, Arthur Christmas Gent, 10th Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 05-04-18, aged 41. Formerly 30439, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Great Snoring, enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Robert and Emma Gent, Great Snoring, Norfolk; husband of Elizabeth Ann Gent, Stearman's Yard, Freeman Street, Wells, Norfolk. Also listed on Burnham Market and Wells-next-the-Sea Memorials. Buried in St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Grave IX.F.03.

GOULD

Leonard

Private, 14280, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 03-11-17, aged 21. Born Fakenham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gould, Great Snoring, Norfolk. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 34/35 and 162A.

HAMBLING

Alfred George

Private, 18680, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 29-05-18, aged 25. Son of Mr. H. Hambling, Egmere, Walsingham, Norfolk. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, Grave IV.A.08.  

HAMBLIN

Norman

Private, 14619, Norman Hamblin(g) (Hamblyn on SDGW) 2nd Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 27-08-18. Born Barnett, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Great Snoring, Norfolk. Buried in Croisilles British Cemetery, Grave IV.A.11.

HAMBLIN

Walter

Private, 21337, Walter Hamblin, 8th Border Regiment. Died of wounds whilst prisoner of war 09-07-16. Born Barnett, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Grave IV.A.07.

KINGHAM

William

Private, M2/045523, Arthur William George Kingham, 1st GHQ Reserve M. T. Co. Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 18-08-18, aged 26. Born Codicote, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Annie Kingham, Codicote, Welwyn, Herts; husband of Mrs. Dora Tuck (formerly Kingham), Great Snoring, Norfolk.

LAMBERT

John

Believed to be: Sapper, 85465, John Lambert, 451st Field Co. Royal Engineers. Killed in action 29-07-17. Born Themelthorpe, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident East Raynham. Buried in Kut War Cemetery, Iraq, Grave J.25.

LINFORD

Dennis

Wheeler, 83699, Denis Robert Linford, 38th Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 30-08-15, aged 24. Son of Horace and Anna Marie Linford, Wine Park, Walsingham, Norfolk. Buried in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Grave I.B.14.

LINFORD

Horace

Private, 6/2689, Horace James Linford, Canterbury Regiment (NZEF). Died 22-11-18, aged 31. Born Norfolk, England. Son of Horace and Anna Marie Linford, Wine Park, Walsingham, Norfolk. Served in Egypt 1915-16; Gallipoli, and the Western Front 1916-17. Buried in Wellington (Karori) Cemetery, New Zealand, Grave C.01 (S).

NEWTON

Berry W.

Rifleman, B/200086, Berry William Newton, 11th Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 20-09-17, aged 21. Formerly 5/5121, Norfolk Regiment. Born Walsingham, enlisted Norwich. Son of James N. Newton and the late Harriet Newton, Great Snoring, Norfolk. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 145/147.

SMITH

Frederick

Believed to be: Private, 17557, Frederick William Smith, 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 09-05-17, aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. I. Smith, Weasenham, Norfolk; husband of Kathleen Rose Smith, Hardingham Road, Hingham, Attleborough, Norfolk. Buried in London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse, Grave I.B.46.

WHITE

Ephraim

Private, 59292, 42nd Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 05-09-18, aged 26. Formerly 5673, Middlesex Regiment. Born Great Snoring, enlisted Norwich, resident Great Walsingham. Buried in Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave II.G.40.

WHITE

Ernest

Private, 45401, Ernest Edward White, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. Died of wounds whilst prisoner of war 15-09-18. Born and resident Great Snoring, enlisted Cromer. Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany, Grave VI.M.10.

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WHITE, MM

Stanley

L/Sergeant, 14301, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 09-07-17, aged 22. Awarded Military Medal. Born Great Snoring, enlisted Norwich. Son of Thomas and Annie Elizabeth White, Great Snoring, Norfolk. Buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Grave IV.C.50.

1939-1945

PLANE

Frederick D.

Private, 3969873, Frederick Donald Plane, 1st Welch Regiment. Killed in action 15-05-41, aged 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Plane, Great Snoring, Norfolk. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial, Column 64.

SMITH

Herbert

Great Snoring Memorial. No further information currently.

Last updated 23 December, 2006

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