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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.

JACKMAN George Henry
2nd Corporal 02981, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. 38th Light Mobile Workshop Egypt. Died in military hospital at Kantara 26 January 1919. Aged 24. Son of Alfred and Jessie Jackman of 120, Mill Road, Great Yarmouth; husband of Ethel Maude Jackman of 73, Orchard Street, Dereham Road, Norwich. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
JACKSON Ralph Gordon
Lance Corporal 9475, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 8 September 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr Jackson and Mrs Louisa Jackson of 84, Crown Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay.
JAMES Charles
Private 18632, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Died of wounds at home 26 September 1918. Aged 24 Foster. Son of Mary Ann High of Mill Road, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth. Born in Southtown and enlisted in Shepherds Bush. Formerly with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
JAMES Charles William
Private SE/5471, Royal Army Veterinary Corps 11th Veterinary Hospital Greece. Died of disease 28 September 1918. Aged 40. Son of Charles and Hannah James of Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Bralo British Cemetery, Greece.
JARMYN Albert Edward
Third Officer, SS. “Thracia” (Liverpool), Mercantile Marine. Cunard SS Company. Torpedoed and sunk by UC 69 North of Belle Isle 27 March 1917. 36 men lost. Son of Albert Edward and Sarah Jarmyn, husband of Florence Jarmyn of 9, Ladysmith Road, Polstoe Park, Exeter, Devonshire. Born at Gorleston, Albert Jarmyn was 29. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial
JARY William Henry
Private 40228, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 18 October 1916. Aged 24. Son of George and Ann Jary of 7, Bure Road, Runham, Vauxhall, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
JAY Arthur Albert
Engineman 521/ES, H.M. Drifter “Lichen”, Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Minesweeper/Hydrophonic Tender .Five men drowned on active service off the Northumberland Coast 3 September 1918. Arthur Jay was 28. Buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery
JAY Ernest Albert
Staff Sergeant 2672, Royal Army Medical Corps. 17th Field Ambulance. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Aged 37. Son of Benjamin and Evelyn Jay of 105, Nelson Road, Great Yarmouth. Native of Lowestoft. Enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt.
JAY George H
Trimmer 7386/TS, H.M.S. “Idaho”, Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Yacht Tug. Died of sickness 10 May 1919. Aged 30. Buried in Tunstead (St Mary) Churchyard
JAY-BANTICK Reginald Arthur
[Listed as JAY-BARLICK on War memorial] Lieutenant 1/19th, Battalion, London Regiment. 47th London Division. Killed in action during a bombardment of our trenches near Givenchy 19 May 1915. Aged 24. Son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Edward Bantick of 119, Clarendon Road, Putney. Educated at Mercers School. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy
JEFFRIES Albert Edward
[Listed as JEFFREYS on war memorial] Private 18385, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 18 October 1916. Born in Newton St Faiths and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
JEFFRIES Percival William
Gunner 140264 Royal Horse Artillery Lucknow Brigade. Died of wounds at home 11 April 1918. Husband of Alice Gertrude Jeffries of 2, Tyrrells Road, Cobholm Island, Great Yarmouth. Born in Leyton and enlisted in St Paul Churchyard. Buried in Abney Park Cemetery, London.
JENKINS E A
No further information currently available
JENNIS Albert Edward
Private 18621, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 28th Division. Killed in action near Kemmel 27 July 1915. Aged 21. Son of Mr and Mrs A.Jennis of 198, Church Road, Gorleston. Born in Acle and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery
JERMY A
Roll of Honour Seaman Royal Naval Reserve No record with CWGC data base.
JERMY Frederick Charles
Engineman 4453/DA, H.M.S.“Redoubtable”, Royal Naval Reserve. Died of illness in Naval Hospital 17 September 1918. Aged 29. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
JETTEN Frederick Charles (A)
Lance Corporal 13511, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 8 July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Frank and Charlotte Elizabeth Jetten of West Somerton, Great Yarmouth. Born in West Somerton and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour Lance Corporal A. Jatten Regiment. unknown. Buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen
JEX George Robert
Trimmer 502/TC, H.M.S. “Afrikander “, Royal Naval Reserve. Simonstown Naval Base, South Africa. Died if influenza 8 October 1918. Buried in Simonstown (Dido Valley Cemetery, South Africa.
JEX Harry J
Private 16679, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 4 June 1916. Aged 25 Nephew of William and Mary Edrich of 22, Roman Road, Islington, London. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Railway engine cleaner. Buried in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras
JEX Walter Herbert
Private 28834, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 30th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 12 October 1916. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich Resident of Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
JINKERSON Albert Victor
[Listed as JENKERSON on war memorial] Private G/15286 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 1 October 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr Jinkerson and Mrs M A Jinkerson of 30, St Mary’s Lane, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Awarded two life saving certificates. (CWGC records say serving with 13th Battalion). Royal Sussex Memorial Chapel, Chichester Cathedral. Buried in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery
JOHNSON Ambrose
possibly Sergeant 15221, Herbert Ambrose Johnson, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Indian Division. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 26 April 1916. Aged 28. Only son of Robert Ambrose and Elizabeth Selina Johnson of North Walsham. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial
JOHNSON Alfred Ewen
Private 146445, 63rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 12 June 1918. Aged 18. Son of Isaac and Ann Johnson of 19, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth. Enlisted in Norwich Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension
JOHNSON A L
Roll of Honour Lance Corporal Royal Warwickshire Regiment. No further information currently available in SDGW and CWGC
JOHNSON Benjamin
Guardsman 19727, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Guards Division. Killed in action at Flers-Coucelette 15 September 1916. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in London. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
JOHNSON Daniel G.
Lance Corporal 16650, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers 7th Division. Killed in action near Zandvoorde, during a German attack Battalion, lost 400 men, 31 October 1914. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Southtown, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
JOHNSON F
No further information currently available
JOHNSON H
possibly Corporal 20078, John H. Johnson, 1st Garrison Battalion, Sherwood Foresters Drowned when the SS “Aragon “ was torpedoed in the Aegean Sea, 30 December 1917. Aged 39. Son of John and Olive Johnson of Great Yarmouth. Born in Doncaster and enlisted in Nottingham. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
JOHNSON Russell Charles
Lance Corporal 2212, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915. Aged 20. Son of Charles Walter Johnson (Auctioneer) and Mrs Emma Marion Johnson of 255, Southtown Road, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
JOHNSON Thomas Charles
No further information currently available in CWGC or SDGW. Son of Elizabeth Johnson of 14 Norman Lane, Gorleston. Born in 1889
JOHNSON Walter
Private G/11641 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 11 August 1917. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in London. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
JOHNSON Walter Arthur
Deck Hand 2146/TS, H.M. Trawler “Yucca”, Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Minesweeper. Struck a mine off Lowestoft 24 May 1918. 7 men lost. Son of Mr and Mrs Johnson of 18, Row 31, North Quay, Great Yarmouth Walter Johnson was 20 Roll of Honour records Signaller W Johnson RNR. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial
JOHNSTON Charles Arthur
Private 12636, 12th Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died in Greece after hostilities 23 December 1918. Aged 27. Son of John and Rhoda Johnston of 79, St.Georges Road, Great Yarmouth; husband of Hannah H.Johnston of 180, Palgrave Road, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
JONAS Robert William
Private TF/240916 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at the Second Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 25. Husband of Mrs Ada Elizabeth Jonas (remarried) later of 39, Winsor Terrace, Beckton, London. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial
JONES Cyril Gordon
Lieutenant 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 20 November 1917. Aged 25. Son of The Rev. David and Emily Josephine Jones of Flitcham, Norfolk. Husband of Mrs Doris Margaret Jones of 75, Albany Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villrs-Plouich
JONES-BLACKETT Alfred
Private 144743, 1/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 59th Division. Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Walter Daly and Bessie Jones- Blackett of 87, Meanwood Road, Leeds. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Leeds. Resident of Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial.
JORDAN George Sydney
Driver 645520 Royal Field Artillery 51st Divisional Ammunition Column. Died of wounds 14 October 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr H.R and Mrs G Jordan of Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
JORDAN S S
No further information currently available
JORDAN William Morris
Rifleman 453167, 2/11th Battalion, London Regiment. (Finsbury Rifles) attached to 2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 1st Division. Killed in action 14 June 1918. Aged 19. Son of Morris and Sarah Jordan of 35, Gibbon Road Nunhead, London. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in London. Resident of Walthamstow. Buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery.

Last update 7 October, 2013

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