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GREAT YARMOUTH WAR MEMORIAL
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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2013

This list is taken from photographs of the War Memorial taken by a professional photographer in March 2010. The few extra names which have been added are highlighted. Some details included have been taken from documents supplied (at considerable expense,) by the Norfolk Record Office. These were in rather spidery writing and very difficult to read. There were many problems with deciphering the information, but after all this time one can only do ones best.

There are 39 names from the memorial plus one extra - Alexander D.

ADAMS Graham
Private TF/200879, 1/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Died in Mesopotamia 26 February 1918. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery
ADCOCK Thomas William
Private TF/203609, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 30 May 1918. Aged 35. Son of William and Agnes Adcock; husband of of Clara Ellen Adcock of 197, Palgrave Road, Great Yarmouth,. Born in Hunstanton and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Buried in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery
ALDRED Harold James
Private G/9845, 8th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 8 November 1916. Aged 23. Son of John Fair and Laura Aldred; husband of Hilda May Aldred (remarried) of 30 Victoria Street, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe.
ALEXANDER Charles A
Gunner 40680 ,H.Q. 7th Division, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds 3 September 1917. Aged 31. Husband of Gertrude Mary Alexander of 8, Malakoff Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery
ALEXANDER Edward David
Sapper 230747 648th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home 11 May 1918. Aged 39. Son of Samuel and Anna Alexander; husband of Edith Alexander (remarried) of 17, Lancaster Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Pulham and enlisted in Harleston. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery or
ALEXANDER David
(Not on Memorial) Sapper 61832, 174th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died 15 January 1918. Aged 39. Born in Leith, Edinburgh and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Gorleston resident. Gas fitter by trade. Buried in Achiet Le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension
ALEXANDER Sidney Frank
Sergeant S/12693, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 14th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 24 August 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mrs E.Alexander of Belvedere Place, Kitchener Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Fleggburgh and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
ALEXANDER Thomas James
Private G/15438 6th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Ovillers 3 July 1916. Aged 17. Son of Police Constable.John and Alice Alexander of 20, Charles Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment (Roll of Honour). Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery
ALLEN Fred
Private 1942, No. 7 Veterinary Hospital, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. France. Died 26 April 1915. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Forges Le Eaux Communal Cemetery
ALLEN Walter Valentine
Battery Sergeant Major 50481, "A" Battery, 51st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 18 July 1916. Aged 34. Husband of Nora Allen of 33, Market Street, Watford. Born in Edinburgh and enlisted in London. (Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour. BSM W V Allen, RFA) Buried in Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly Le Sec.
ALLENBURY Harry Jefferies
Private TF 241563, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Died in Palestine 19 April 1917. Aged 23. Nephew of Frank and Harriett Lewis of 6, Row, 113, Yarmouth Southern. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine
AMES Arthur (A. J.)
Private TF/3345, 1/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 56th London Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7 October 1916. Aged 29. Son of Walter and Charlotte Ames of 99, Nelson Road, Great Yarmouth Enlisted in Hornsey, N. London Resident of Putney. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
AMES Ernest William
Lance Corporal 43555, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 3 November 1916. Aged 32. Son of Samuel and Sophia Ames of 4, St. Peters Row, Great Yarmouth. Brother of Samuel and Ernest. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in North Walsham. Husband of Emily Sarah Ames. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
AMES Frederick Arthur
Private 29802, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 21 March 1918. Aged 33. Son of Samuel and Sophia Ames of 4, St. Peters Row, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Employed as a Tinsmith. Brother of Samuel and Ernest. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial.
AMES Robert Edward
Private 24311, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 12 October 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
AMES Samuel Frederick
Private 26619, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 16 August 1916. Aged 39. Son of Samuel and Sophia Ames of 4, St. Peters Row, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Bury St. Edmunds. Brother of Frederick and Ernest. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
AMES Walter
Corporal 12031, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Hulluch 13 October 1915. Aged 25. Son of Mr and Mrs Ames of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Gertrude Ames (remarried) of 1, Row, 106, South Key, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial.
AMIS Arthur Abraham
Private 20548, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Lost at sea when the transport "Royal Edward" was torpedoed by a submarine in the Aegean Sea 13 August 1915. Born in Potter Heigham and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
AMIS Alfred Edward
Driver 216588, 8th Reserve Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died at home 2 March 1918. Aged 32. Son of John and Zeta Amis; husband of Violet May Amis of 89, King Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
AMIS John James
Second Hand 1444/SA, HM. Trawler "Nadine", Royal Naval Reserve. Grimsby Trawler employed as a tender to "Ganges" at Shotley. Mined off the Thames Estuary. 1 September 1915. Nine men lost, 3 survivors. Son of John and Mary Anne Amis of Bradwell. Husband of Elizabeth Charlotte of 82, Suffield Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth Aged 36. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
AMIS Richard George
Pioneer 137108, Postal Section, Royal Engineers. Greece.. Died of disease 10 December 198. Aged 22. Son of Alice Amis of 46, Lancaster Road, Great Yarmouth Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
AMISS Thomas
Rifleman TF/206404, 24th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died at home 1 January 1920. Buried in Great Yarmouth New Cemetery
ANDERSON Arthur Frederick
Private 18513, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Vermelles 18 February 1916. Aged 27. Son of Emma Anderson of 21, Row, North Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Brother of Lewis and Sidney Anderson. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery
ANDERSON Lewis Charles
Lance Corporal TF/202605, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. 19th Division. Killed in action 10 April 1918. Aged 24. Son of Emma Anderson of 21 Row, North Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in East Dereham. Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Brother of Arthur and Sidney Anderson. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
ANDERSON Ralph Slater
Private 8343, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action near Cuinchy 11 January 1915. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy
ANDERSON Sidney George
Private 20836, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division Wounded on the Somme and died at home in military hospital 2 October 1916. Aged 33. Son of Emma Anderson of 21, Row, North Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Brother of Arthur and Lewis. Buried in Great Yarmouth New Cemetery.
ANDREWS Edward William
Private 7762, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 3rd Division. Killed in action near Chester Farm, Ypres 9 May 1915. Aged 33. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Grimsby. Resident of Great Yarmouth Regular soldier. Buried in Spoilbank Cemetery, Belgium.
ANDREWS George Frederick
Private 20640, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Drowned when the transport "Royal Edward" was torpedoed by a submarine in the Aegean Sea 13 August 1915. Aged 17. Son of Mr and Mrs George Andrews of 95, Upper Cliff Road, Gorleston. Born in Bermondsey and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
ANDREWS Reginald Percy
Private 43057, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 25 September 1916. Aged 22. Son of Edward Thomas and Mary Ann Andrews of 69, Lancaster Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in North Walsham. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
APPLETON John W
Bombardier 57872, 32nd Battery, 33rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Killed in action near Ypres 18 June 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery
APPLETON Thomas Bracey
Sergeant 7764 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Indian Division. Died in captivity in Mesopotamia 25 February 1917. Aged 26. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Regular Soldier. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq.
ARBON Arthur Charles
Private 6448 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 30 August 1914. Aged 30. Son of John William and Mary Ann Arbon of 3, Stone Road, Cobholm, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born Cobholm, Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. House Painter. Buried in Witheries Communal Cemetery
ARBON W
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ARBON William George
Rifleman 660, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 24th Division. Killed in action 18 October 1914. Aged 39. Regular. Son of Mr and Mrs Arbon of 8, Stone Road, Cobholm Island, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Husband of Alice Polly Arbon (remarried) of The Street, Sutton, Norwich. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
ARCHER Charles William
Lance Corporal 8828, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Hulluch 13 October 1915. Aged 19. Stepson of P.C. Harry Hammond and Alice Hammond (Formerly Archer) of 18, Century Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Walthamstow and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Picture frame maker Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery.
ARNOTT Harrison Woodrow
Private G/13717, 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Aged 24. Son of Henry Dudley and Christiana Ellen Arnott of "Westcroft", Park Road, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Marsh, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
ARTIS George William
Seaman 1382C, HMS " Clan McNaughton", Royal Naval Reserve. One of 281 officers and men lost when the Armed Merchant Cruiser foundered in the North Atlantic 3 February 1915. Aged 36. Son of George William and Mary Artis of 2, Row, 97, Kings Street, Great Yarmouth No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
AYERS George Frederick
Private. 28445 8h. Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. 3rd Division. Died of wounds 25 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of William and Ellen Ayres of 12, Grosvenor Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
AYRES G B
Unidentified Possibly: George Henry Ayres , Deck Hand 6377, HM Drifter G.S.P., Royal Naval Reserve. Based at Poole. Collided with the destroyer "Reliant" off the Owers Light 2 February 1917. Aged 29. Son of George and Elizabeth Ayres of Filby. Included on Filby War Memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
AYRIS Norman
Lieutenant, 98th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 31 December 1915. Aged 24. Son of Henry Crowquill Ayris and Fanny Ayris of 1, St. Johns Terrace, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Chapelle-D’Armentieres New Military Cemetery.

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