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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 209 names from the memorial plus 2 extra - Barber, HE and Brown HAS.

BACON Charles William
Private 3/10597 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 5 May 1915. Aged 38. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Thomas Bacon. Husband of Mary Bacon of 32, Friars Lane, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
BAGGE William John
Sergeant G.18154 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7 October 1916. Aged 23. Son of William and Ellen Bagge of Carlyle House, 9, Marine Parade, Gorleston. Born Kirtley, Lowestoft and enlisted in Norwich. Formerly with the, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery
BAILEY George William
Private 20589 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Drowned when transport " Royal Edward " was torpedoed in the Aegean Sea 13 August 1915. Aged 19. Born in Horringer Suffolk. Resident of Gorleston. Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
BAILEY Walter
Driver 236921 37th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 30 August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mrs Alice Bailey of 29, Row,31 Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont
BAINES Kenneth James Mackenzie
Second Lieutenant 20th Battalion, Kings (Liverpool) Regiment. 30th Division. Killed in action 2 January 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
BAIRD Gilbert Campbell
Second Lieutenant 299th Company, The Machine Gun Corps E. E. F. Killed in action in Palestine 28 July 1917. Son of Mr and Mrs J Baird of 53, Church Road, Gorleston on Sea. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery
BAKER Charles
Private 26565 124th Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps Died at home 19 May 1916. Aged 52 Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Husband of Eliza Baker of 17, Tottenham Street, Great Yarmouth Enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth Old Cemetery
BAKER Garford Walker
Corporal 29691, Royal Engineers. 111rd Corps Signals H.Q. Died in France 17 November 1915. Aged 33. Son of Garford and Catherine Jane Baker of 106, Alderson Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Sheffield and enlisted in London. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)
BAKER James Frederick
Trooper 1646, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars Killed in action on Gallipoli 28 August 1915. Aged 19. Son of James and Alice Baker of 34, The High Street, Gorleston. Born in South Lowestoft and enlisted in London. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles memorial.
BAKER John James
Second Hand 1191/SA, Royal Naval Reserve HM Drifter " I F S " Hired net Drifter Died of injuries on duty 24 February 1917. Aged 49. Husband of Elizabeth Baker of 28, George Street, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
BAKER Sydney
Private 2206 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915. Aged 21. Son of Isaac and Lavina Baker of 12, King Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
BAKER W
No further information curently available
BAKER William John
Private 3/8176 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action near Wulverghem 28 January 1915. Aged 41. Husband of Annie Baker (remarried) later of Mountain Ash, Glamorgan. Born Norwich and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Wulverghem-Lindhoek Road Military Cemetery
BALDRY Stanley James
Younker Mercantile Marine Steam Drifter " Copious " (Great Yarmouth) Mined and sunk off Great Yarmouth One of nine men lost with the ship 3 November 1914. Aged 21. Son of Arthur Edgar and Eliza Baldry of 3, Bowling Green Walk, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial.
BALEM Francis (Frank)
Private 164032 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment.) 4th Canadian Division. Killed in action 8 June 1917. Aged 25. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Balem of 20, Middle Market Road, Great Yarmouth. Born ion Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Canada. Buried in Canadian Cemetery No2, Neuville St-Vaast
BALES Benjamin Alfred
Private 436662, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (The Alberta Regiment.) 3rd Canadian Division. Killed in action near Ypres 7 April 1916. Aged 23. Son of Ernest and Anna Maria Bales formerly of Norwich. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Canada,. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery
BALES Ernest
Private 6679, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 30 June 1918. Aged 32. Son of John and Fanny Bales of Norwich. Born in Bixley and enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial
BALES H
Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour 1st Class Signal Boy H.Bales, Royal Navy. There is a John Thomas Bales, Leading Seaman (Shoemaker) Z.X/525 Royal Navy. He was the son of John Thomas Bales and born in Great Yarmouth 14th August 1884. He died 13th June 1920 and is buried in Caister Old Cemetery.
BALLS Benjamin A
Private 5691, 1/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Died in military hospital in Cairo 13 May 1916. Aged 44. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Luton, Beds. Buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery Egypt.
BALLS Frederick Albert
Private 41517 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action near Arras 14 April 1917. Aged 22. Son of Edith Balls of England Lane, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Milford Haven. Resident of Milford Haven. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
BALLS George E
Private 10649 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Killed in action during an attack near Rue De Bois 17 May 1915. Aged 33. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial
BALLS G R
If this was (C R Balls) it could be Corporal 2080 Charles Robert Balls 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade 8th Division. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 30. Son of Charles and Ellen Balls of Somerlyton. Born in Lowestoft and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
BALLS Harry Arthur
Signal Boy J/50170, Royal Navy HMS " Paragon " Destroyer. Deployed in the Dover Straits and sunk by ships of the 6th German Destroyer Flotilla. She was torpedoed, and blew up when her depth charges exploded 18 March 1917 67 men lost. Son of Harry Richard John and Lily Eliza Balls of 105, Mill Road, Great Yarmouth Aged 17. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BANHAM John N
Roll of Honour Private J.Banham Norfolk Regiment. Medal Rolls Private TF 200603 John N.Banham Norfolk Regiment. No record with CWGC or SDGW Burial location unknown.
BANGER Henry Daverson
Private TF/240908 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at the 2nd Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 21. Son of Michael Edward and Madge Banger of 7, Rodney Road, Great Yarmouth Enlisted in East Dereham. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial.
BANTHAM John Ernest
Private 3/7150 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 30th Division Killed in action on the Somme 11 July 1916 Aged 21. Son of John Bantham, (Flour Carter) and Priscilla Bantham of 80, Granville Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Employed by his father as a flour carter. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BARBER Albert George
Sapper 198864, Royal Engineers 50th Signals Company, Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 39. Husband of Ruth Barber of 49, Brocklebank Road, Wandsworth. Born in Mutford, Suffolk and enlisted in Wandsworth (Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour.R.G.Barber, Royal Engineers.). No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial
BARBER Albert Victor
Deck Hand 15004/DA, Royal Naval Reserve HM Drifter " Girl May " Hired Drifter Died of influenza and buried in Ireland. Aged 19. Son of James and Bessie Barber of Great Yarmouth. Buried in Castletown Berehaven (St Finians) Cemetery, Ireland
BARBER Ernest Victor
Private 9250 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Hulluch 13 October 1915. Born in Vauxhall, Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial
BARBER Harry
Deck Hand 1078/DA, Royal Naval Reserve H.M.Drifter "Moss " (Hired Drifter and Patrol Boat) One of six men killed when the ship was damaged during the German raid on Lowestoft 25 April 1916. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
BARBER Henry Edward
Private 221018 22nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 50th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 1 July 1916. Aged 29. Husband of Mary Anne Barber (remarried) of 98, Exmouth Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Rollesby and enlisted in Blyth, Northumberland (Roll of Honour Private H E Barber, Northumberland Fusiliers.). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BARBER Harry Ernest
Private 62707 18th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. 14th Division. Died of wounds 1 September 1918. Aged 36. Husband of Martha Barber of 40, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Hagle Dump Cemetery (Only one H E Barber on Memorial)
BARKER Henry Arthur Eric
Second Lieutenant 2/4th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Killed in action 20 November 1917. Aged 24. Son of Henry John and Eliza Barker of 51, Russian Drive, Stoneycroft, Liverpool Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour. Buried in Hermies Hill British Cemetery
BARKER Henry John
Private G.11705 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 29 April 1918. Born in Somerlyton and enlisted in Great Yarmouth, Royal Sussex Memorial Chapel, Chichester Cathedral. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
BARKER J H
No further information currently available
BARKER J J
Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour Mate J J Barker, Royal Naval Reserve, No further information curently available in CWGC Data Base,
BARKWAY Leonard Angus
Private 43127 10th Battalion, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders 32nd Division. Killed in action 17 May 1918. Aged 23. Son of Arthur Charles and Elizabeth Barkway of 81, St Peters Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Berles New Military Cemetery
BARLOW Ernest George
Private 28447 8th Battalion, Kings Own, Royal Lancaster Regiment. 3rd Division. Killed in action 1 October 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mrs E P Barlow of 78, George Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery.
BARNES Frederick Winter
Private 43583 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 21. Son of Henry Charles and Eleanor Ruth Barnes of 50 Middlegate Street, Great Yarmouth. Born Great Yarmouth and enlisted in North Walsham Butchers assistant. Buried in Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery
BARNES George G.
Lance Sergeant 1635 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade 8th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 24 March 1918. Born in Bakefield, Suffolk and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth resident. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial
BARNES G
No further information currently available
BARNES George William
Private 9519 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 27 July 1916. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BARNES I W
No further information currently available (possible duplication)
BARNES William Isaac
Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve. H.M.Trawler " Star of the Empire " (Serving as a minesweeper in the Narrows) Died of wounds during minesweeping operations in the Dardanelles 14 March 1915. Aged 25. Son of Georgina Barnes of 1 Cremore Place, Friars Lane, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BARRETT Edwin John
Able Seaman 239776, Royal Navy H.M.Smack (Q ship) "Ethel and Millie" Sunk by UC 63 16 August 1917. Son of George and Rachael Barrett of Alburgh. (Alburgh W.M.) Africa G.S.M. Naval G.S.M. (Persian Gulf). No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BARRETT George
Deck Hand 4411/DA, Royal Naval Reserve HM Drifter " Silver Queen " Hired drifter serving on the Dover Barrage. Attacked and sunk by German Destroyers 15 February 1918. 9 men Killed. Son of George and Maria Barrett of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Eva Barrett (remarried) of 33, South Howard Street, Great Yarmouth Aged 45. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BARTHOLOMEW James John
Skipper, Royal Naval Reserve H.M.Drifter " Excel " Hired drifter and boom defence vessel Died in an accident 5 July 1917. Aged 51. Husband of Emma Phoebe Bartholomew of 32, Church Road, Gorleston. Buried in Ste.Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
BARRON John Alfred
Gunner 95895 99th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 20 April 1918. Aged 35. Son of Mr and Mrs George Barron of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Mrs Emily Barron of Union Street, Plymouth, Devon. Born in Nottingham and enlisted in Plymouth. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery
BARTON Cyril Frederick
Private TF 2662 1/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 56th London Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 27 June 1916. Aged 18 Enlisted in Hornsey,. Resident of Wood Green. Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour (C.Barton). Buried in Couin British Cemetery
BARTRAM Cecil William
Private 10218 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds in military hospital at Le Havre 9 May 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Ste.Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
BARTRAM Victor George
Private (Drummer) 5323 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 27 July 1916. Aged 36. Husband of Myra May Bartram of 13, Row, 132, South Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BARWICK Christopher Walter
Private 2868 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Died of wounds at home 13 July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Christopher and Blanche Barwick of 6,Tyrolean Square, Cobholm Island, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
BASS John Lewis
Lance Corporal 21338 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. 25th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 14 July 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs J R Bass of 11, Trafalgar Road, East, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolks. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BATEMAN Lord Ronald
Private 1620 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 2nd Division. Killed in action near Montauban 17 February 1917. Aged 19 Youngest. Son of Harry and Maria Bateman of 317, King Street, Hammersmith, London. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Hammersmith. Buried in Quarry Cemetery, Montauban.
BATLEY, DCM Percival William aka Percy
Private 7980, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Vermelles 22 December 1914. Aged 24. Professional soldier, attested 1906. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Batley of Great Yarmouth. Born (15 March 1889) and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Admitted to Northgate Infants School, Great Yarmouth in 1892, and Northate Boys School in 1896. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, son of Elizabeth Batley, born Great Yarmouth, resident 11, East Road, Great Yarmouth. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, serving oversea with the Military, born Yarmouth. Norfolk and billited in Floriana Barracks, Malta. Formerly 3475, P.W.O. Norfolk R.G.A. (Militia). Attested 7 February 1906, aged 17 years and 11 months, height 5 feet 55/8 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fresh, hazel eyes, light hair, religious denomination Church of England, passed fit 8 February 1906. To Northamptonshire Regiment 26 April 1906. When he attested his parents were living at 6 George Street, Great Yarmouth. He had three brothers Claud, Reginald and Horace. Entered France 13 August 1914. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G1. Grave 38.

D.C.M. citation (London Gazette 1 April 1915):

"For conspicuous gallantry on 22nd December 1914, near Bethune, when he picked up several bombs thrown into his trench and threw them back on the enemy. He was killed."

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1915:

BATLEY Percy of 81 Packington-street Islington Middlesex private 1st Northamptonshire Regiment died 22 December 1914 in France on active service Administration (with Will) London 6 October to Beatrice Haskins (wife of Henry Haskins). Effects £93 1s. 11d.

BAXTER Forbes Smith
Deck Hand 3070/DA, Royal Naval Reserve HM Drifter " John Burn " based on Dover Barrage. Drowned 31 March 1916. Aged 42. Husband of Bridgit Katherine Baxter of Row 109, 22, King Street, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Dover (St James) Cemetery
BEALES Joseph Secrett
Petty Officer 190777, Royal Navy HMS " Formidable " Lost when the Battleship was torpedoed off Lyme Regis by U 24 There were only 200 survivors. 1 January 1915. Son of Mr and Mrs Beales of Great Yarmouth Regular Sailor born in Great Yarmouth Aged 34. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BECK Leonard Edward
Private 3133 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915. Aged 25. Son of James and Mary Beck of 76, Bell Marsh Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth Enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
BECKETT B
Roll of Honour. Private Essex Regiment. No further information from CWGC and SDGW
BECKETT Frederick George
Private 1758 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
BECKETT Frederick Sylvester
Private 3/10454 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 11 August 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
BECKETT Harry A (Harry)
Corporal 6041 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish) 1st Cavalry Division. Killed in action near Ypres 3 November 1914. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
BECKETT Walter George
Trimmer 3698/TS, Royal Naval Reserve HM Trawler " Miura " Patrol Boat Torpedoed while on patrol off Great Yarmouth by UB2. 23 August 1915. 11 men lost. Son of Henry Carter Beckett of 45, South Howard Street, Great Yarmouth. Husband of Constance Beckett of 60, St.Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth Walter Beckett was 35. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BEECH Cecil Edmond
Private 47684 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 24th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 30. Son of Mr and Mrs G W Beech of 216, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
BEEVOR William George John
Private 33149 12th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Pioneer Batt. 40th Division. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolks. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
BELL Robert William H.
Private 19746 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Thiepval 12 October 1916. Aged 35. Son of Robert William and Susan Elizabeth Bell of 5, St George’s Terrace, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BENNETT Henry Cobb
Private TF225372 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 22 May 1918. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
BENSLEY Alfred James
Deck Hand 4397/DA, Royal Naval Reserve HM Trawler " Miura " Torpedoed and sunk by UB 2 while on patrol off Great Yarmouth 23 August 1915. Aged 17 11 men drowned. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Bensley of Gorleston. Born in Gorleston. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BENSLEY James
Second Hand 335/DA, Royal Naval Reserve H.M.Trawler " Tettenhall " Hired Minesweeper One of six men lost when the ship was mined in the North Sea 23 May 1917. Aged 33. Husband of Edith Bensley of Victoria Cottage, St Julian Road, Caister on Sea. Born in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial
BENTLEY W R
No further information currently available
BERRY Bert Horatio
Private 6844 16th (The Queens) Lancers, 2nd Cavalry Division. Killed in action 3 October 1915. Aged 29. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Berry of 12, St.Peters Row Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in London. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial
BERRY Guy (G H)
Corporal 20634 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Lost when the Transport "Royal Edward" was torpedoed in the Aegean Sea 13 August 1915. Born in East Dereham and enlisted in Norwich. Resident of Leyton. Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
BERRY Walter Ernest
Lance Corporal 7022 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Battalion attacked at Elouges. Over 250 casualties Killed in action 24 August 1914. Born in Bermondsey, London and enlisted in Norwich. Regular soldier. Buried in Elouges Communal Cemetery
BESSEY Henry
Deck Hand 4543/DA, Royal Naval Reserve HM Drifter " Jasper 11 " Hired Drifter/Minesweeper Died of Illness 11 November 1915. Aged 45. Husband of Anne Elizabeth Bessey of 17, Row 4, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (New) Cemetery
BEST William Joseph Newton
Lance Corporal 17020 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 11 August 1917. Aged 28. Son of Mr and Mrs Wiliam Best. Husband of Rosa Best of 79, Springfield Road, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery.
BETTS Charles George John
Rifleman 301654 1/5th Battalion, London Regiment. (London Rifle Brigade) 56th Division. Killed in action at Gommecourt on the Somme 1 July 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Betts of 47, Olive Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in London. Resident of Paddington. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BEZANCE William James
Private 21062 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Flers 15 September 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mr Bezance and Mrs Elizabeth Bezance of 3, Shreeves Passage, Row 31, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BILHAM James Ernest
Sergeant TF. 241367 1/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 50th Division. Killed in action on the Ancre 14 November 1916. Aged 19. Son of Ernest and Agnes Mary Bilham of 81, Cliff Hill, Gorleston on Sea.Enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BIRD A
No further information currently available
BIRD Francis Arthur
Deck Hand 9024/DA, Royal Naval Reserve H.M.Drifter " Moss " (Hired Drifter and Patrol boat) One of six men killed when the ship was damaged during the German raid on Lowestoft 25, 4. 16. Aged 16. Son of William Robert and Frances Bird of 5, Alderson Road, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BIRD F L
No further information currently available
BIRD Robert Henry
Deck Hand 3046/SD, Royal Naval Reserve H.M.M.L. " 16 " Accidently drowned 5 June 1918. Aged 27. Son of Peter and Naomi Bird. Husband of Eleanor Maude Bird of 6, West Road, Maygrove, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.
BISHOP Arthur James
Lance Corporal P.14745 Corps of Military Police (Foot Branch) Killed near Ypres. 16 April 1918 Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Gorleston resident. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
BISHOP B W (Bert)
Lance Corporal 23197 9th Battalion, Kings Own Light Infantry 21st Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 26 August 1918. Aged 25. Son of Charles Arthur and Ellen Bishop of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Mrs May Bishop of 25, Isaacs Road, Cobholm Island, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Dragoons. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery
BLACK Andrew
Private 17504 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30 November 1917. Aged 37. Born in Frazerburgh, Aberdeen and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Ex Regular soldier. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louveral
BLAIR Alexander Neville
Lieutenant 1/5th Battalion, Royal Highlanders (The Black Watch) Indian Army Died in India 13 March 1917. Aged 38. Son of Colonel H F Blair of the, Royal Engineers, Indian Army, and Sophia Grace Blair. Husband of Gladys Blair of Hylton Castle Durham. Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour. No known grave. Commemorated on Kirkee 1914/18 Memorial
BLAKE Oswald Merton
Sergeant 41649 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action near Arras 14 April 1917 Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Born and enlisted and resident in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
BLAKE William. Lovewell -
Second Lieutenant 1/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 27 March 1918. Aged 23. Son of George Lovewell Blake and Elizabeth Ellen Lovewell-Blake of Great Yarmouth. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No1.
BLAND Samuel
Private G.8352 6th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 26 September 1917. Son of Mrs E F Bland of 90, Nelson Road, Central Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Clapham, South London. Resident of Clapham. Buried in Faubourge D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras.
BLAXELL John
Private.26841 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 30th Division. Died of wounds 3 June 1917. Aged 36. Son of John and Emma Blaxell of Great Yarmouth Formerly, Royal Sussex. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Muswell Hill, London. Buried in Hop Store Cemetery.
BLAXELL Walter Charles
[On War Memorial as Blaxen H] Private 30372 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Indian Division. Died of disease in Mesopotamia 22 June 1918. Aged 29. Son of George and Mary Ann Blaxell. husband of Bertha Henrietta Blaxell (remarried) later of Church Lane, Potter Heigham. Born in Catfield, Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery
BLISS Reginald Thomas (Wm R J)
Private TF/240093 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at the Second Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 23. Son of Charles and Rosa Bliss. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery.
BLOGG William Herbert
Driver 037988, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 22 December 1918 in Great Yarmouth of unknown cause. Aged 39. Discharged as medically unfit for service 10 May 1916 having suffered from pneumonia in January 1915 and never fully recovered, he was invalided out with Chronic Bronchitis (Silver Badge No. 29639). Born 7 September 1879 in Great Yarmouth, baptised 19 October 1879 at Great Yarmouth, St Nicholas with St Peter, St John, St Andrew, St James, St Paul & St Luke, son of Thomas and Mary Ann Blogg. Married Hannah Elizabeth Hunt in Great Yarmouth 5 April 1903; they had two sons and two daughters. His address in 1914 was No. 22, Row 133, Middlegate Street, Great Yarmouth. Enlisted aged 36 years 3 months, a General Labourer. Attested 23 December 1914 at Gt. Yarmouth, heoght 5 feet 5¾ inches, chest 36 inches.
BLOOM, Mid Frank Cyril
Sergeant 9628 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 6th Division. Died of wounds 14 November 1915. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs R J Bloom of Gorleston. Born in Lowestoft and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Mid - Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
BLY Sydney Arthur
Private 41353 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 28 April 1918. Aged 27. Son of William Christopher Bly (Antique Dealer) and Mrs Laura Bly of 21, Howard Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Shop assistant Formerly with the Norfolks. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
BLYTH Bertie Benjamin
Corporal TF.240723 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 30. Son of Mr and Mrs Samuel William Blyth of 41, Church Road, Gorleston.Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension
BLYTH Horatio Herbert
Born in Great Yarmouth in 1900. No further information currently available. See 1911 Census
BLYTH Henry James
Boy Cook 624SBC H.M.Trawler " Cantatrice " (Hired Minesweeper) One of 18 crew lost when the Minesweeper struck a mine and sank off Winterton on Sea 5 November 1916. Aged 16. Son of Isaac James and Lydia Blyth of 105, Beccles Road, Gorleston. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BLYTH Percy Granville
Corporal 15657 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 11th Division. Died of wounds 25 July 1917. Aged 23. Son of Henry John and Jane Eliza Blyth of 31, Row, 99, King Street, Great Yarmouth. Born (1893) and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery
BLYTH Reginald Henry
Private TF 1692 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915.aged 20. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
BOAST John James
Private 40195 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 18 October 1916. Aged 22. Son of John James Boast , (Wheelwright) and Mrs Margaret Boast of Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BOAST Reginald Cecil
Fireman Mercantile Marine Steam Drifter " Copious " (Yarmouth) Mined and sunk off Great Yarmouth 9 lost 3 November 1914. Son of Walter and Harriett Boast. Husband of Laura Adeline Boast pf 1, Tower Cottage, Garden Lane, Great Yarmouth. Born at Plumstead, Norwich. Aged 23. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial
BOBBINGS E A
No further information currently available. Duplication for E A Bubbings ?? Norfolk Regiment. (Roll of Honour)
BOBBY Reginald
Private 32115 12th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 26th Division. Salonikan Front. Died in Romania 22 March 1919. Aged 32. Son of Angell James Horatio and Mary Caroline Bobby of Beaconsfield Road, Lowestoft. Born in Diss Draper. Buried in Bucharest German Protestant Cemetery, Romania
BOLDRA E
Roll of Honour Corporal The Lancers. No further information currently available with SDGW CWGC and Medal Rolls.
BOLDRA William
Private 3/10249 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 18 April 1917. Aged 30. Son of James and Elizabeth Boldra of Great Yarmouth; husband of Louisa Rose Boldra of 7, Row, 42, Howard Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery
BOND Charles Ernest
Sergeant 36453 3rd reserve Battalion the Essex Regiment. Drowned when the transport " Trannsylvania " was torpedoed by a U Boat in the Gulf of Genoa 4 May 1917. Son of Frederick and Mary Bond. Born in Pulham St Mary and enlisted in Norwich Aged 20. No known grave. Commemorated on Savona Memorial, Italy
BONNER Matthew Alexander
Engineman 2398/TS HM Drifter " Triumph 11 " Died of influenza 9 November 1918. Aged 32. Son of William and Emily Bonner of 29 Row, 132, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
BORGNA Frank C
Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve (. Son) of Elizabeth Murrell (Widow) of 16, Cobholm Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born in London 1900 Details from 1911 Census and Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour. (F.J Bogna) No record with CWGC with this spelling.
BOTTOMLEY Reginald Balfour Laccohee
Trooper 6717 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 24. Son of Frederick John and Matilda Bottomley of 45, Tottenham Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Namps Au Val British Cemetery
BOTWRIGHT Herbert Jeffrey
Corporal 43086 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Aged 27. Son of Herbert and Evelyn Botwright of 55, Market Place, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs
BOULTON Arthur (Albert)
Sergeant 8097 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 9 July 1916. Aged 41. Son of Robert and Georgina Henrietta Boulton of West Bungalow, 43, Colomb Road, Gorleston. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
BOULTER John William
Private 17351 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 19 July 1916. Aged 34. Son of John and Maria Boulter of Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No2.
BOULTON James
Deck Hand 15230/DA, Royal Naval Reserve HM Drifter " Floandi " Hired net barrier guardian Otranto Straits Barrier, Italy. Attacked and damaged by Austrian Cruisers. 15 May 1917. 6 crew killed in action. The " Floandi" putting up a spirited defence. Son of Rose King of 18 River Lane. St James, Norwich Mentioned in Despatches Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour under, Royal Naval Reserve. Commemorated in The Chatham Naval Memorial
BOULTON Leonard Stanley
Rifleman 593903 1/18th Battalion, London Regiment. (London Irish Rifles) 47th London Division. Killed in action at Messines 10 June 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs Boulton of 2, Row 11, South Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Poplar, London. Resident of Cubitt Town. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
BOWLES Arthur Edward
Private G.43323 6th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Home reserve Battalion Died at home 2 June 1917.aged 22. Son of Horace and Ellen Bowles of 72, Cliff Hill, Gorleston. Enlisted in Norwich. Resident of Gorleston. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
BOWLES Charles William John
Driver 27383, Royal Field Artillery 36th Divisional Ammunition Column Died of wounds 27 May 1918. Aged 41. Son of Mr and Mrs Great of Southtown; husband of Mrs Bowles of 48, Kings Road, Barking, Essex. Buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery
BOWLES John Alexander
Deck Hand 1400/DA, Royal Naval Reserve HM.Trawler " Orsino " Patrol Vessel operating from Stromness in Scotland. Sunk by gunfire from U55 28 September 1916 Six men lost in the attack. Born in Great Yarmouth Aged 26. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial
BOWLES John Frederick
[On ar memorial as J H BOWLES] Private TF/202140 The Labour Corps 7th Agricultural Company, Formerly Northumberland Fusiliers Died at home 30 August 1917. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Resident of Great Yarmouth. Buried in Newcastle on Tyne (St Andrews and Jesmond) Cemetery.
BOWLES James Robert
Second Hand 2372/DA HM Trawler " Amy " Hired Drifter employed as a minesweeper. Sunk by a mine while clearing the approaches to Le Havre 11 April 1917. 9 men drowned. Son of William and Jane Rebecca Bowles of 149, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth Aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial.
BOWLES, MC. & MM. Percy William
Second Lieutenant "C"Battery, 219th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Killed in action 10 September 1918. Aged 25. Son of William and Hannah Bowles of 5, Barrack Road, Great Yarmouth. Husband of Dorothy Bowles of 31, Maxwell Road, Southsea, Hampshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) & Military medal (M.M.). Born in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Manchester Cemetery, Riencourt-Les_Bapaume
BOWLES Robert Sydney
Private 2757 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs W.Bowles of 15, North Market Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
BOWLES Sydney
Private TF 201184 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 20. Son of John and Ellen Bowles of 5, East Bermondsey Place, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis En Artois Memorial
BOWLES William Walter
Private TF/204451 2/1st Battalion, London Regiment. (Royal Fusiliers) Killed in action at Arras 16 June 1917. Aged 35. Son of William and Virtue Bowles. Husband of Florence Bowles of 1, Truemans Place, Manby Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Kensington. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
BOYCE William Sidney
Corporal 33242 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 6 November 1918. Aged 19. Son of William and Ethel Boyce of 5, George Street, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery
BOYES John Phillips
Private 01052 14th Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps Died in France near Louvencourt 22 November 1915. Aged 40. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Served in the South African War With the Scots Guards. Buried in Louvencourt Military Cemetery
BRACEY Herbert
Boy 1st Class J/27638, HMS "Clan McNaughton", Royal Navy. Armed Merchant Cruiser. Foundered in heavy seas off the N W Coast of Ireland 277 men lost 3 February 1915. Herbert Bracey was 16. Son of Emily Bracey of 55, Lancaster Road, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BRADBROOK Harold
Private 14931 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 15 September 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs Edward Bradbrook of 34, Maygrove Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Overstrand, Cromer and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont.
BRADLEY John Salmon
Private G.9272 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 3 September 1916. Husband of Mrs A.R.Bradley of 21, John Road, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in London. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BRADLEY William Ballard
Private G.20597 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 18 November 1918,. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Woolwich. Resident of Plumstead, Kent. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
BRADY Alfred [Henry Basil]
Private 28019 12th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action on the Somme 17 August 1916. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Rawdon, Yorks. Resident of Larkfield, Rawdon, Yorks. Employed as a silk spinner and married Elizabeth Ruffold in 1913 and moved to Yorkshire where his son Alfred H. Brady was born in 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BRADY A H
No further information currently available
BRAINTIN C
No further information currently available. No record with this spelling. Possible duplication for G.Brianton ??
BRAMBLE Charles John
Private 28636 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. 32nd Division. Killed in action near Ypres 2 December 1917. Aged 23. Son of Frederick and Harriett Bramble of 31,Row 34, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Vauxhall, London. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
BRAND Charles Agnew
Lance Corporal TF.3081 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915. Aged 25. Husband of Charlotte Brand of 9, Coniston Square, Great Yarmouth Enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
BRAND Robert Moon
Private.12505 8th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. 23rd Division. Killed in action on the first day of the Somme offensive 1 July 1916. Aged 25. Son of William and Mary Brand of 9, Saloon Street, Runham, Vauxhall, Great Yarmouth. Husband of Edith Brand (remarried) later of Lowestoft. Born and enlisted in Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BRAY Reginald Boydon
Second Lieutenant 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 23 October 1918. Aged 31. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Bray. Husband of Alice Mary Bray of 85, St.Georges Road, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Highland Cemetery Le Cateau.
BREEZE, DCM Edward

Sergeant 7113 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action on the Somme 4 June 1916. Husband of Mrs E Breeze (remarried) later of Portsmouth. Born 1884 in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Great Yarmouth resident. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct medal (D.C.M.). Attested in 5 September 1904 as Gunner 3194, Norfolk Royal Field Artillery, aged 20 years 9 months, worked as a Warehouse Labourer for Mr Johnson of Great Yarmouth, unmarried. He was 5 feet 6½ inches tall, weighed 113 lbs, girth 34 inches, complexion pale, eyes brown, hair brown, religious denomination Church of England. Son of William and Georgeanna Breeze of 43 Tyrolsan Square, Cobholm Island, Norfolk near Great Yarmouth. TRansferred to 7113, Lincolnshire Regiment. Buried in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt.

Distinguished Conduct Medal Citation London Gazette 5 August 1915:

For conspicuous gallantry and ability at Hooge, on the 16th June 1915, when he collected a few men and attacked the enemy with bombs in their second line of trenches, destroyed two of their machine guns and took twelve prisoners.

BREEZE Harry Charles
Private 60278 101st Company, The Labour Corps. Formerly with the 34th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 13 May 1918. Aged 37. Youngest son of John and Emily Breeze of 17, Gatacre Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Bury St. Edmunds. Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt.
BRIANTON George
Corporal 21335 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. 25th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 15 July 1916. Aged 35. Son of Edward and Hannah Brianton of 6, Brewery Square, The Conge, Great Yarmouth. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BRIANTON Robert Phillip
Private 19919 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 14 October 1916. Aged 38. Son of Edward and Hannah Brianton of 6, Brewery Square, The Conge, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
BRIANTON William
Private 3/9517 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. (Medal Rolls). Born in 1877. Resident of Woodbridge. Suffolk. No further information currently available
BRISTO Henry Edmund
Corporal 18688 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 28th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 25 May 1915. Aged 42. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Bristo of 46, Cobbold Street, Ipswich, Suffolk. Husband of Mrs E.Bristo of 12, Rainbow Square, North Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born in Nacton, Suffolk and enlisted in Ipswich. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
BROADBENT J W
Roll of Honour Gunner J W Broadbent, Royal Garrison Artillery No further information currently available with SDGW or CWGC.
BROCK Sidney George
Private 4227 55th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed in action on the Somme 1 July 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mrs A.Seago of 24, Wellington Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Birmingham. Formerly with the Duke of Cornwalls L.I. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz
BROOKS C
No further information currently available
BROOKES Shirley
Private TF/242733 3/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 4th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 4 October 1917. Aged 38. Son of Frederick Brookes (Schoolmaster) and Mrs Eleanor Brookes of 16, Wolesley Road, Gorleston. Born in Hemsby and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Hotel Porter. Formerly with the Bedfords. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
BROWN Augustine Robert
Deck Hand 4680/DA, Royal Naval Reserve H.M.Drifter " Ocean Plough " Patrol Boat mined and sunk in the North Sea 27 August 1916. Aged 20 five crew lost. Son of Augustine Robert and Jane Brown of Great Yarmouth; husband of Ellen Emma Brown (remarried) of Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BROWN Bertie Edward
Private 37762 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers 29th Division. Died of wounds 11 April 1918. Aged 34. Husband of Alice Brown of 20, Stone Road, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in London. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
BROWN Charles Sidney
Able Seaman J/45202, Royal Navy HMS " Racoon " The Destroyer was lost with all hands, when she struck rocks off The Garvan Islands in Northern Ireland 9 January 1918 She was en route from Liverpool to Loch Swilly. Son of Robert and Phoebe Brown of 33, Priory Street, Gorleston. Charles Brown was 18. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BROWN Frederick
Second Hand 271/SA, HMS "Dreel Castle" Auxilliary Patrol, Falmouth, Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned 3 August 1918 Body recovered and brought home for burial. Aged 34. Son of Frederick and Amelia Brown of Riverside Cottage, Fishers Quay, Great Yarmouth. Husband of Alice Emma Brown. Born Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
BROWN Frank
Lance Corporal 10534 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers 16th Irish Division. Died of wounds 13 December 1917. Aged 19. Son of Charles Henry and Esther Brown of 2, West Road, Maygrove, Great Yarmouth; brother of george (below). Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Lancers,. Buried in Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension

Also see The Royal Munster Fusiliers page for family information

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BROWN Frederick
Private 8467 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 14th Indian Division. Died in Mesopotamia 10 October 1918. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. Iraq.
BROWN George
Lance Corporal 17821 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers 36th Ulster Division. Killed in action at Arras 11 April 1917. Aged 21. Son of Charles Henry and Esther Brown of 2, West Road, Maygrove, Great Yarmouth; brother of Frank (above). Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Lancers. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

Also see The Royal Munster Fusiliers page for family information

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Brown H A possibly one of the two men below.
BROWN Herbert Arthur Stanley
Private 43439 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 21 October 1916. Born in Fakenham and enlisted in Norwich (Roll of Honour Private H A Brown Norfolk Regiment.). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
    (or)
BROWN Arthur Henry (H A)
Corporal R/25502 18th Battalion, Kings, Royal Rifle Corps 41st Division. Killed in action 21 September 1917. Aged 29. Son of Henry and Caroline Brown of Dalston, London; husband of Helena Kate Brown of 42, Clarence Road, Gorleston. Born in Islington and enlisted in Hackney. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery
BROWN Joshua Robert Samuel
Private 57012 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 17th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Le Havre 14 September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr and Mrs Joshua Brown of 9, Row, 136, South Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Ste.Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
BROWN Robert Arthur
Private 9239 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 22 November 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial,Louveral
BROWN Richard John
Private G. 8119 6th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 12 May 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs J. H. Brown of 17, Churchill Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Kings Lynn and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
BROWN Thomas John
Corporal 7984 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 27. Son of Mrs H E Sarll of 15, Water Lane, Lowestoft. Resident of Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Born in Colchester. 1911 Census Inmate of the Caister Workhouse. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
BROWN William
Private TF/243230 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action in Palestine during the 2nd Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial
BROWN William Robert
Lance Corporal 10354, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 28th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 8 May 1915. Aged 26. Son of Benjamin and Martha Brown of Herringfleet, Lowestoft. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Goole. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
BROWNE, DSM Ernest
(Possibly) Officers Steward 2nd Class, HMS "Cullist", Royal Navy. Lost when the Q Ship was lost in action with U 97 in the Irish Sea 11 February 1918. 47 men drowned. Born in Harwich. Awarded the Distinguished Sefvice Medal (D.S.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial
BROWNE Gordon Albert
Private 331014, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 25th Division. Killed in action 20 April 1918. Aged 25. Husband of Mrs E V Browne of 75, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth Formerly with the 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. and served in Gallipoli. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
BRUMBLEY Walter James Joshua (MC)
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 27 March 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs Brumbley of 46, Princes Road, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Poziers Memorial
BRUNDISH Sidney Frederick
Gunner 62403, "T" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery Died in Flanders 2 January 1915. Aged 21. Son of William and Alice Brundish of Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery Bois Grenier
BRUNNING Douglas Charles
Private 43549, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Arras 11 April 1917. Aged 23. Son of Arthur and Rosa Brunning of Southtown. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
BRUNNING George William
Lance Corporal TF/240870, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 35. Son of Mrs H.C.Brunning of Hope Cottage, Eden Place, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery
BRUNNING William
Lance Corporal G/8113 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action on the Ancre 3 November 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BRYANTON William James
Private 20837, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 15 July 1916 Formerly with the Norfolks. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth resident. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BUBBINGS Edward Arthur
Private TF/240868, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Died of wounds 14 July 1917. Aged 18. Son of William and Alice Bubbings of 91, Harley Road, Great Yarmouth Enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery
BUCK Arthur Victor
[War memorial list Buck A B] Corporal 1630, 51st Battalion, Australian Infantry 4th Australian Division. Killed in action 2 April 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mr and Mrs George Arthur Buck of 133, Mill Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Buried in HAC.Cemetery, Ecoust St Mein.
BUCK Bertie
Deck Hand 9468/DA, H.M.Drifter " Sam Richards " Died of sickness ashore 12 May 1917. Aged 23. Son of George and Alice Buck of Goreleston. Born in Southtown. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
BUDDERY George Edward
Private 15270 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 17th Division. Died of wounds 2 September 1917. Aged 22. Son of George Buddery of 4, West Road, Maygrove, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.
BUDDERY Horace Milton
Private TF270060 2/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 11th Division. Killed in action by shellfire at Nieuport Bains, Belgium, about 4a.m. when a shell landed 2 yards away, 18 August 1917. Aged 29. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Baptised 4 December 1887 in Great Yarmouth. Son of Robert Joseph and Julia Eliza Buddery of Great Yarmouth. Formerly 203175, Norfolk Regiment. In the 1911 census his father is an Inspector of Weights and Measures and Horace as an Assistant Inspector of Weights and Measures, aged 23, born Great Yarmouth, resident 19 Anson Road, Gorleston, Norfolk. Buried in Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

BUDDERY Horace Milton of 19 Anson-road Southtown Great Yarmouth private 2/6th battalion Manchester regiment died 18 August 1917 in Belgium on active service Administration London 2 January to Julia Eliza Buddery widow. Effects £417 12s 7d.

BUDDS Charles Alfred
Private TF/4291 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Son of William and Maria Budds of 86, St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1898 No record with CWGC or SDGW. Medal Rolls only
BUDDS Walter Gladstone
Private TF/240924 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Died of wounds in Palestine 19 April 1917 after the 2nd Battle of Gaza. Son of William and Maria Budds of 86, St.Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth Enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial
BUGLASS Thomas Henry Cyril
Private M/323338 Army Service Corps. Base Mechanical Transport Depot Died of disease in Mesopotamia 12 October 1918. Aged 27. Son of Harry and Edith Sarah Buglass of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Maude Beatrice Buglass of 6, Exmouth Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Fakenham and enlisted in Grantham, Lincs. Buried in Basra War Cemetery. Iraq.
BULLANT J G
No further information currently available. Roll of Honour records Bullant J G, Royal Naval Reserve. No record in CWGC with this spelling. See below for correct entry.
BULLENT James Edward
Deck Hand 5595/DA, Royal Naval Reserve H.M.Trawler " Picton Castle " Hired Minesweeper One of 12 crew drowned when the Trawler was mined off Dartmouth 19 February 1917. Aged 20 Two survivors. Son of Mr and Mrs James David Bullent of Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BULLENT Robert William
Private 20845 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 12 October 1916. Aged 30. Son of Mrs Mary Bullent of 57, Tyrolean Square, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BULLEN Edward Lewis
Private TF/220192 1/4th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action in Italy 26 August 1918. Son of Mr and Mrs W.T.Bullen of 1, Garfield Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in North Walsham Formerly with the Norfolks. Buried in Barenthal Military Cemetery, Italy.
BULLER Alec Norman
Corporal 30457 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. 17th Division. Died of wounds 4 May 1918. Aged 21. Son of Charles John and Helen Buller of Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Wallasey, Cheshire Formerly with The Liverpool Regiment. Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt.
BULLEY William Frank
[War memorial lits E W BULLEY] Private 318218 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Battalion in action near Verbrandenmolen suffering over 75 gas casualties. Died of wounds in military hospital in Rouen 3 June 1915. Aged 18. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in St.Sever Cemetery, Rouen
BULLEY Walter James
Lance Corporal 18549 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 50th Division. Died 30 October 1918. Aged 26. Son of James and Emily Bulley of 11, Nursery Terrace, Northgate, Great Yarmouth. Born in Woolwich and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Perreuse Chateau Franco British National Cemetery.
BULLIMORE James Edward
Private 23258 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 32nd Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 11. 7. 16. Born St Nicholas Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Nuneaton, Warwickshire Formerly with the Reserve Cavalry. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery.
BULLOCK, DCM Peter
Rifleman 7600 1st Battalion, Kings, Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 16 May 1915. Aged 26. Son of Mr Bullock and Mrs Rachael Bullock of 198, Palgrave Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Barningham and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Regular Soldier. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct medal (D.C.M.). Buried in Rue De Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
BULTITUDE Richard Frederick
Lance Corporal 5657 12th (Prince of Wale’s, Royal) Lancers 2nd Cavalry Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 21 March 1918. Aged 22. Son of Richard and Eleanor Bultitude of West Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Willenhall, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial
BUNN J
No further information currently available
BUNN John Edward
Stoker 299925, Royal Navy HMS " Proserpine " Light Cruiser serving as a Depot Ship in Mudros and Aden. Died of illness 11 November 1918. Aged 35. Son of John and Katherine Bunn,. Born in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Maala Cemetery, Aden (Yemen)
BURCHELL J E
Roll of Honour Private J E Burchell Norfolk Regiment. No further information currently available in SDGW, CWGC and Medal Rolls
BURGELL Edward John Howes
Private 21192 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 22 March 1918. Aged 29. Son of Edward Burgell (The Town Postman) and Mrs Edith Burgell of 24, Howard Street, Great Yarmouth,North. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
BURGESS Arthur
Private G. 20220 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Amiens 8 August 1918. Aged 22. Son of John and Mary Burgess; husband of Emmaline Burgess of 7, Theatre Plain, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth, Royal Sussex Memorial Chapel,Chichester Cathedral. Buried in Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery
BURGESS A A
No further information currently available
BURGESS Edgar
Private 511928 1/14th Battalion, London Regiment. 56th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 1 July 1916. Aged 25 Stepson of Mr and Mrs Ward of 4, Standard Place, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Oswestry. Buried in Gommecourt British Cemetery No2 Hebuterne
BURGESS George
Private 25314, Royal Defence Corps Died at home 28 June 1919. Aged 50. Son of William and Susan Burgess. Husband of Ellen Burgess of 52, Cliff Hill, Gorleston. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
BURGESS Harry Adolphous
Private 7159 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders 7th Division Killed in action at Ypres 28 October 1914. Aged 31. Son of Emily Burgess of St Peters Road, Great Yarmouth. Husband of Harriett Louise Burgess of 7, Oyster Lane, Byfleet, Surrey. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
BURGESS Sidney (H S)
Private 43429 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 22 March 1918. Aged 20. Son of Harry John and Harriett Jane Burgess of 37, Hammond Road, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth Enlisted in Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial.
BURGESS John Norman
Deck Hand 5108/DA, H.M. Drifter "Plantin", Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Net Drifter. One of 9 lost when the drifter was mined off Portland 26 April 1917. Aged 24. One Survivor. Husband of Mrs John Carter (remarried) of 37, George Street, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial.
BURGOYNE P A
Staff Sergeant Armourer, Royal Army Ordnance Corps No further information currently available with CWGC or SDGW or Medal Rolls.
BURMAN Frank Henry
Private TF/202069 1/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action 2 March 1917. Aged 28. Son of Edward and Louisa Burman of Great Yarmouth; husband of Helen Mary Burman of 6, Alexandra Cottages, Bunns Lane, Southtown. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Torquay. Buried in Assevillers New British Cemetery
BURMAN William
Engineman 1914/ES, Royal Naval Reserve H.M.Drifter " Beneficent " Hired net drifter, employed in the Adriatic on the Otranto Barrier. Sunk by the Austrian Destroyers " Orjen" and " Balaton" 1 June 1916. 9 men lost. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
BURRAGE Bertie Frederick
Private TF/238019 10th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 31st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 4 October 1917. Aged 29. Son of Benjamin John and Elizabeth Burrage, of 10, Sawmill Lane, Southtown. Husband of Clara Marion Burrage of Belfort Place, St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
BURRELL Ernest H
Private TF/240871 1/5th Battalion, Norfok Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at the 2nd Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 20. Son of William and Sarah Burrell of 32, Southgate Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery
BURRELL Thomas Minister
Private 43436 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 22 October 1916. Aged 25. Son of Ernest and Kathleen Burrell of Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BUSH Charles Ferdinand
Sergeant 178276 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment.) 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action at Vimy Ridge 9 April 1917. Aged 38 Only son of Charles Thornton Bush and Alice Ward (Bush) of 79 the High Road, Gorleston Served in South Africa. No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial
BUSHELL George John Charles
Private TF/1306 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915. Aged 23. Son of William and Elizabeth Bushell of 333, Sherrard Road, Manor Park, Essex. Born in Wiklewood, Norfolk and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial.
BUXTON Albert Edward
Sergeant 6960 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action near Hill 60 1 May 1915. Aged 27. Husband of Dora Helen Buxton of 35, High Mill Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
BYFORD Ernest Joseph
Gunner 55170 " D " Battery, 117th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Killed in action near Ypres 8 August 1917. Aged 32. Husband of Mrs K.S. Byford of 19, George Street, Great Yarmouth. Enlisted Lowestoft.Resident of Beccles. Buried in Oak Dump Cemetery
BYFORD George Arthur
Corporal S4/072205 12th Field Bakery, Royal Army Service Corps East Africa. Died of disease in Base hospital in Dar Es Salaam, German East Africa. 23 February 1917. Aged 36. Husband of Mrs Sarah Byford of 31, Well Street, Nelson Road, North, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania
BYGRAVE Albert John
Deck Hand 12159/DA, H.M.Drifter "Hasfen", Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Great Yarmouth Drifter. Net Barrier Tender. One of four men drowned when the ship was mined in the Thames Estuary 24 September 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs Robert Bygrave of 15, Garden Terrace, Middle Market Road, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial

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