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GRESHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith 2003

Gresham Village lies south west of Cromer.

The War Memorial is situated in the churchyard.

Photograph Copyright © Lynda Smith- 2004

1914 – 1918

RAMM

Frank William

Private 8578. 2nd Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 22 November 1915. Born Gresham. Enlisted Cromer. Commemorated: BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 10.

LARK

George

Probably: Arnold George Lark. Private TF/202342. 2nd Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 13 November 1917. Born Melton, Norfolk. Enlisted Cromer. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.

FIELD

Albert Henry

Private 19344. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 27 May 1918. Born Gresham. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.

LOWDER

Daniel

Private 40234. 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 30 November 1917. Age 26. Born Gresham. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Daniel Elijah and Sophia Lowder, of Gresham, Norfolk. Buried: BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Enclosure No.4 X. E. II.

SMITH

William

No further information available at present.

THAXTER

Lewis

Private 40706. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 20 November 1917. Born Gresham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Ref. II. H. 14.

PAINTER

Ernest William

Lance Serjeant 8680. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 30 April 1915. Age 24. Born Gresham. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Spec. Memorial 5.

LOADES

Wallace

Driver 216639. 1st/1st Hants Bde. Ammunition Col., Royal Horse Artillery. Died Sunday 22 December 1918. Age 20. Son of Robert and Mary Loades, of Gresham. Buried: GRESHAM (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

CHAPMAN

Thomas

No further information available at present.

STAGEMAN

Leonard

Ordinary Seaman. Bristol/Z/6247. S.S. "Borg.", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 10 June 1918. Age 19. Son of Simeon and Anne Stageman, of Gresham, Norwich. Commemorated: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon, United Kingdom. Column 30.

WOODHOUSE

George

Possibly: Able Seaman J/10624. H.M.S. "Laurel", Royal Navy. Died Friday 28 August 1914. Age 19. Son of Mrs. Georgina Lubbock (formerly Woodhouse), of Lower St., Southrepps, Norwich, and the late George Woodhouse. CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 3.

WILLIAMSON

William

Private 20711. 1st Bn., Essex Regiment. Formerly 12066 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea on Friday 13 August 1915. Age 20. Born and lived Gresham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Eliza Williamson, of Gresham, Norwich. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233

1939 – 1945

BATT

Edgar Cossley

Major 31527. 107 (The South Notts. Hussars) Regt., Royal Horse Artillery. Died Tuesday 8 October 1940. Age 35. Son of Lt-Col. Reginald Cossley Batt, C.B.E., M.V.O., and Violet Millington Batt, of Norwich. Buried: ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. N. 19.

BATT

Robert Windham

Lieutenant 39262. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died Monday 21 August 1944. Age 36. Son of Colonel Reginald C. Batt and Violet Batt; husband of Felicity Mary Batt, of Ipswich, Suffolk. Buried: GOSFORTH , (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD, Northumberland, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. F. Grave 45.

BATT, MC

Thomas Reginald Dumaresq

Major 44016. Coldstream Guards. Died Thursday 3 August 1944. Age 35. Son of Lt.-Col. Reginald Cossley Batt, C.B.E., M.V.O., and Violet Batt, of Norwich. Buried: ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Ref. V. G. 12.

BUMFREY

Stanley James

Private 5778154. 6th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Thursday 19 February 1942. Age 22. Son of Ernest Frank and Bertha Bumfrey, of Gresham, Norfolk. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 49.

CRASKE

Alfred

Probably: Alfred John Craske. Guardsman 2658230. 1st Bn., Coldstream Guards. Died on Thursday 30 May 1940. Age 22. Buried: VEURNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Veurne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. G. 4.

LAKE

James

No further information available at present.

29 February 2004

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