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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 171 names from the memorial plus 1 extra - DYE F.W.

DADY Henry
Guardsman 11544 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards 1st Division. Killed in action near Cuinchy 25 January 1915. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Gorleston resident. Buried in Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert
DAGMAR William James Ernest
Leading Stoker K/14811 Royal Navy HMS "Kale" Destroyer, mined off the East Coast of Suffolk 27 March 1918. One of three Destroyers which steamed into a minefield (HMS "Exe" and HMS "Waveney") - 40 men lost. Son of Henry and Caroline Dagmar of Great Yarmouth Brother of Lavinia Dagamar of Faversham, Kent. Born in Great Yarmouth, William Dagmar was 28. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
DANIELS Arthur Frank
Trooper H/9481 19th Hussars (Queen Alexandra’s Own) 1st Cavalry Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai 24 November 1917. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in London. Great Yarmouth Resident. Buried in Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres
DANIELS E
No further information currently available
DANIELS George
Private G.9655 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7 October 1916.aged 26. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth Resident. Buried in Bancourt British Cemetery
DANIELS Walter Arthur
Private G.9356 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 3rd Division. Killed in action near Ypres 16 June 1915. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Southend Resident of Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
DARBY A
Roll of Honour (A. Darby no further information currently available) There is however the following; Darby. Charles Edwin Gunner 38891. Killed in action 31 October 1914. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Gorleston resident. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
DARBY Frederick Charles
Stoker 1754/U Royal Naval Reserve MFA " Eleanor " Mine Carrier Sunk by UB 57 off Anvil Point, Dorset, while carrying a cargo of mines and depth charges from Immingham to Falmouth 12 February 1918. 34 men lost. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
DARBY William George
Private 35536 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 12 October 1917. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Sandwich, Kent. Resident of Southtown, Great Yarmouth Formerly with, Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
DARN Arthur
Private 133890 671st Home Service Employment Company The Labour Corps Formerly 29th Batt The Middlesex Regiment (76911). Died at home 17 March 1918. Aged 37 Enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
DARNELL Frank Albert
Private 2251 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19 April 1915. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Luton. Great Yarmouth resident. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery (Nord)
DARNELL George E
Engineman 3694/ES Royal Naval Reserve H.M. Drifter "J.H.F.". Died of influenza 21 November 1918. Aged 44. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
DARNELL George James
Private TF/242490 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Died in captivity in Mesopotamia 26 October 1917. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery
DARNELL Reginald H
Private 7801 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 20 October 1914. Aged 26. Son of Horace and Elizabeth Darnell of 30, North Quay Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
DAVEY Ernest Edwin Joseph
Private 43453 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 3 November 1916. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
DAVEY Richard Cox
Private 21341 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. 25th Division. Killed in action 5 July 1916. Aged 31. Husband of Martha Maria Davey (remarried) of Runcorn, Cheshire. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
DAVEY W
No further information currently available
DAVIS W T
Served as W T Davis Real Name William George Harris Stoker 1st Class 306221 Royal Navy HMS "Pembroke" R.N. Barracks, Chatham. Died at home 2 August 1917. Born in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
DAVISS F
No further information currently available – listed on the Roll of Honour as Gunner F Daviss RFA No record with SDGW or CWGC
DAVISS Percy D
Driver 11390 111th Battery 24th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action at Arras 21 March 1918. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
DAVY Donald Douglas
Company Sergeant Major 7786 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 21 May 1915. Aged 26 after being badly wounded on the 9 May 1915. Son of George Edward and Emmaline Davy of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Maude Ellen Davy of 30, South Quay, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
DAWSON John Robert
Skipper, H.M .Trawler "Lord Airedale", Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Minesweeper. Foundered in a storm off the East Coast 12 men drowned. The Trawler was salvaged and returned to service; she was later mined and sunk 29 November 1916. Son of Mr and Mrs John Dawson; husband of Eleanor Frances Dawson of 36, Avondale Road, Gorleston. John Dawson was 42. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
DAWSON Percival James
Private 75 36th Battalion, Australian Infantry 3rd Australian Division. Killed in action at Messines 10 June 1917. Aged 22. Son of Abraham and Louisa Dawson of 48, South Market Road, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
DAWSON Samuel Charles
Private 136082 53rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers Home Command Training Battalion. Died at home 25 March 1918. Aged 18. Son of Samuel and Catherine Dawson of 79, Wolseley Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
DAWSON Wilfred Charles
Corporal 46262 "B" Battery 190th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died 26 September 1916. Aged 34. Son of Charles William and Margaret Rachael Dawson of Great Yarmouth; husband of Marion Dawson of Florence House, Parkfield, Lowestoft. Headmaster of Carshalton School, Surrey. Enlisted in Wimbledon and resident of Wallington, Surrey. Buried in Longueval Road Cemetery
DAY Henry Julian Dunlop
Lieutenant The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died at home 3 December 1918. Aged 21. Connection with Great Yarmouth unknown. Buried in Great Yarmouth New Cemetery
DEAN Bertie James
Private 43598 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 21 October 1916. Aged 25. Son of Mrs Charlotte Dean of 5, Dolman Square, Cobholm, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
DEATH Arthur
Gunner 23027 1st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds near Ypres 16 November 1914. Aged 26. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Regular Artilleryman. Buried in Railway Chateau Cemetery.
DELF Richard Charles
Private. 43024 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Thiepval 12 October 1916. Aged 24. Son of John Day and Annie Delf of Great Yarmouth Enlisted in Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
DELF Stuart A
Drive. T4/084398, Royal Army Service Corps. 852nd Horse Transport Company, Greece. Died in Greece 15 November 1918. Aged 30. Son of Mr and Mrs F.R.Delf of St Johns Terrace, Great Yarmouth. Husband of Mrs S. Delf of 34, Litchfield Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
DENTON Edward
Private 47359 22nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 34th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 26 August 1917. Aged 19. Son of Edward and Louisa Denton of 41, Row, 34, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Ripon. Formerly with the West Yorkshires. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
DENTON George William Henry
Private 20954 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds at home 25 October 1917. Aged 35. Husband of Elizabeth Maude Denton (remarried) of 9, Pier Plain, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Huddersfield. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
DEUCE Leslie George
Private G.27804 2/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action in Palestine 11 November 1917. Aged 19. Son of Thomas and Clara Martha Deuce of 43 Crown Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery.
DIXON Harry
Deck Hand 2371/DA H.M. Trawler "Columbia" Patrol Vessel Attacked by German Torpedo Boats A2 and A6 and sunk off Great Yarmouth 1 May 1915 The Torpedo boats were later sunk by our Destroyers, . Husband of Elizabeth Annie Dixon of 145, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
DOCWRA Bertie Ernest
Driver T4/033075 200th Heavy Transport Company 3rd Corps 25th Div. Train Royal Army Service Corps. Died 4 October 1918. Aged 25 Adopted. Son of Elizabeth Alexander of 12, Nursery Terrace, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
DOCWRA Daniel W
Company Sergeant Major T3/029124 25th Divisional Train Royal Army Service Corps. Died after the Armistice 5 March 1919. Aged 40. Husband of Elizabeth Docwra of 21, Bridge Road, Runham, Vauxhall, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension
DOCWRA Frederick
Sergeant 5336 16th, Lancers (The Queens) 2nd Cavalry Division. Killed in action near Ypres 30 October 1914. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
DOCWRA Herbert H
Private. 5730 The Norfolk Regiment (Medal Rolls) Roll of Honour Private H.H. Docwra Norfolk Regiment. Unidentified in SDGW and CWGC
DOCWRA T
No further information currently available
DODSON Frederick John
Private 41026 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 40th Division. Killed in action 6 May 1917. Aged 23. Son of William and Mary Anne Dodson of 11 Row, 143 Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Bury St Edmunds. Buried in Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich
DODSON Herbert Edwin
Second Lieutenant 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 22. Son of Arthur George Dodson (Shipbroker) and Mrs Edith Dodson of 86, King Street, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. 1/5th Battalion, . Buried in St Patricks Cemetery, Loos.
DODSON Samuel Daniel
Private TF/2210 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915. Aged 24. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
DODSON T
No further information currently available
DOSSETT William
Private 22810 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Dossett of 189, Stafford Road, Gorleston. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Porter. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
DOVE George Harold
Lance Corporal 19604 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds near Bethune 25 March 1916. Aged 22. Son of Frederick and Rebecca Dove of Great Yarmouth (37, Jury Street 1901) Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery
DOW William David
Gunner 54494 34th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 15 September 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Voormezeele Enclosures 1 and 2
DOWNING George
Gunner 524 Royal Field Artillery. Died home 11 January 1915. Aged 44. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Bur Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
DOYLE Thomas George
Lance Corporal 15765 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Guards Division. Killed in action at Flers on the Somme 15 September 1916.aged 21. Son of Thomas and Ada Doyle. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
DOYLE, MC, DCM James Charles
Captain Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action on the Marne during the German Offensive 27 May 1918. Aged 47. Husband of Margaret Anne Doyle, of 6, New Cottages, Dalick Street, Drogheda, Ireland Formerly Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor 30534 Royal Artillery Regular of long service. Born in India, as was his wife. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and the Dsitinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) Connection with Great Yarmouth (Roll of Honour Capt J Doyle MC DCM RGA). No known grave. Commemorated on Soissons Memorial
DRAKE George Bushell
Private 41384 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Aged 26. Son of James and Jessie Drake. Born in Lowestoft and enlisted in Beverley. Resident of Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery, British Extension.
DRAKE Walter James
Private. 41613 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action near Arras 14 April 1917. Aged 33. Son of Walter Alfred and Elizabeth Drake of Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
DRUMMOND Stephen Bernard
Rifleman 592269 2/18th Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) 60th Division Palestine. Killed in action 23 December 1917. Aged 27. Son of John and Ellen Drummond of Chiswick. Husband of Cecile Grace Drummond of 30, Russell Road, Great Yarmouth Drummond was a Staff Sergeant at Tidworth; Cadet instructor at Prior Park, Bath He was also a Black and White artist contributing pictures to Punch, Tatler, Cassell’s Magazine and Comic Papers. Born in Canning Town and enlisted in Whitehall. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine. (Israel)
DRURY Henry Albert
Corporal G.40785 8th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 21 March 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs T.Drury of 48, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth. Born in Calthorpe and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with, Royal Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on Poziers Memorial
DULEY Edwin Joseph
Second Lieutenant 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. 17th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 2 November 1916. Aged 29. Son of Edward John and Lucy Elizabeth Duley of Great Yarmouth. Buried in AIF.Burial Ground, Flers.
DUNN Frederick
Trooper 1090 1/3rd County of London Yeomany (Sharpshooters) Palestine. Died in military hospital in Cairo 29 May 1916. Aged 25. Son of William and Mary Ann Dunn of 31, Beach Road, Gorleston on Sea. Born in Kings Lynn and enlisted in London. Buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
DUNN J
No further information currently available
DUNN R
No further information currently available
DURRANT Arthur George
Possibly Deck Hand 78721/DA HM Trawler "Strathgeldie" Hired Trawler. Died of influenza 4 January 1919. Aged 20 Buried in Kessingland (St Edmubds) Churchyard
   
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DURRANT Arthur
Private 2472 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915 Enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
DURRANT Bertie Wilson
Gunner 76060 57th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne. 10 April 1917. Aged 26. Husband of Hannah Durrant of 15, Row 11, George Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
DURRANT Daniel
Private 318184 3rd Reserve Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at home 7 September 1914. Aged 39. Husband of Maude Louise Durrant of 12, Wordsworth Place, Tower Street, Great Yarmouth. Born in Martham and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Felixstowe (Walton) Cemetery.
DURRANT Frederick Charles
Private TF/ 206994 11th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action during the German March Offensive 23 March 1918. Aged 34. Son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Charles Durrant of 33, Row, 15, George Street, Great Yarmouth. Husband of Mary Maude Durrant of 47, Church Road, Acton, London. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Acton. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
DURRANT H
No further information currently available
DURRANT Herbert William
Private 13593 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 22 October 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs Durrant of 9, St Mary’s Lane, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
DURRANT Leonard Frank
Private TF/235620 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. 6th Division. Died in captivity 17 October 1918. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Resident of Great Yarmouth. Buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, Germany
DURRANT Leslie Harold
Private 2309 The Suffolk Yeomanry. Died at home 13 December 1915. Aged 23. Son of Harry and Sarah Anne Durrant of 46, The High Street, Gorleston. Enlisted in Bury St Edmunds. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
DURRANT Sidney Cecil
Lance Corporal 43099 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th, Division. Killed in action 28 June 1918. Aged 21. Son of Thomas John and Amelia Elizabeth Durrant of Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes.
DYBALL George
Lance Corporal TF/320050 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 74th Yeomanry Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at St Omer 20 August 1918. Aged 21. Son of Frederick and Florence Dyball of Holland House, 81, North Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth (Roll of Honour Cpl) Bur, Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
DYBALL Robert
Private 26218 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 63rd, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action on the Ancre 13 November 1916. Aged 24. Son of William and Elizabeth Dyball of 70, Market Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
DYE Frederick William
[Not included on War Memorial. Roll of Honour under Lincolnshire Regiment] Private 15559 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 16 August 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Wallasey, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
DYE Walter Frederick
Gunner 31657 308th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 25 April 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mrs Lily Dye of 75, Harley Street, Great Yarmouth. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery
DYE, MM Sydney Fulcher
Private 28116 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 5 April 1918. Aged 29. Son of Edward and Selina Dye of 157, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Formerly with, Royal Sussex. Awarded the Military medal (M.M.) No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial

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