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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 31 names from the memorial plus 1 extra - KNIGHTS, Harry.

KAY L H
No further information currently available with these initials. Only one L H Kay in CWG Data Base He was; Second Lieutenant Lawrence Herbert Kay 12th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment attached to 9th Battalion,. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 18 November 1915. Aged 22. Born in Stoke Newington. Buried in Azmak Cemetery, Suvla Bay. Gallipoli.
KEELER James Richard
Sapper 37274, 410th Lowland Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in Palestine 4 May 1917. Aged 20. Son of Hannah Keeler of 13, England Lane, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery
KEMP Gordon Parnall
Gunner 60984, 186th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action at Ypres 26 September 1917. Born in Tottenham and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Voormezelle Enclosures no 1 and 2
KEMP H J
No further information currently available
KEMP John Henry
Private 19789 212th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 22 July 1917. Aged 25. Son of Alice Elias Kemp of Row 8, 63, South Howard Street, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Coventry Formerly with the K.R.R. Corps. Buried in Noreuil Australian Cemetery
KENNEDY F
No further information currently available
KENNEDY Vincent James
Private (Signaller) 3/8103, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Indian Division. Killed in action at Kut Mesopotamia 21 April 1916. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.
KERR Samuel M
Private 29312, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 17 February 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Kerr of Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Leicester. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension.
KERRISON Albert Arthur
Private 33938, 17th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 22 March 1918. Aged 22. Son of Robert and Maria Kerrison of 3, Arbon Square, Garden Lane, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Morchies Military Cemetery
KERRISON Bertie Richard
Gunner 209725, “D” Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14 November 1917. Aged 32. Son of Richard and Katherine Kerrison of 6, St Peters Road, Great Yarmouth; husband of Evelyn May Kerrison of 19, Fortis Green, East Finchley. Enlisted in Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth resident. Buried in Duhallow ADS Cemetery
KERRISON B
No further information currently available
KEY Frederick George (G)
Officers Steward 2nd Class L/3217, H.M.S. “Alecto “, Royal Navy. Submarine Depot Ship Vulcan. Died of influenza at home 8 March 1919. Aged 25. Son of Mr and Mrs W. Key; husband of Ruby Hilda Key of 16, Gordon Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born in East Ham. Buried in East London Cemetery, Plaistow.
KEY Isaac George
Corporal 57776, No 2 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died in France 7 November 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mr and Mrs Isaac Key of Great Yarmouth; husband of Annie M Key of 6. Vauxhall Street, Vauxhall, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Don Communal Cemetery, Annoeullin
KEY William Henry
Third Mate, SS “Zillah” (London), Mercantile Marine. Torpedoed by U46 25 miles N.E. of Kildin Island, 22 October 1917. Son of John William and Alice Jane Key of 31, Havelock Road, Great Yarmouth. Born at Great Yarmouth. William Key was aged 18. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial
KEYS Frederick
Alias. See Frederick Gray
KEYZOR, MM Frank Charles
Private 18587, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 21st Division. Died of wounds 24 October 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr Keysor and Mrs Alice Elizabeth Keysor of 59, Burnt Lane, Southtown, Gorleston on Sea. Born in Belton and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny
KING Aaron George
Private TF/240587, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Died of wounds in Syria 9 June 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery
KING Charles Richard
Deck Hand 5125/DA, H.M. Drifter “Hilary 11”, Royal Naval Reserve. Net Barrier Tender based at Sheerness. Mined and sunk. 8 lost, 2 Survivors. Son of Aaron George and Martha King of 46, Blackwall Reach, Gorleston on Sea,. Aged 18. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
KING Frederick Ernest
Gunner 279515, 1st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 28 May 1918. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Southtown. Buried in Jonchery Sur Vesle British Cemetery
KING George Edward
Private 11046, 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action 31 March 1915. Aged 23. Son of Aaron George and Martha King of 46, Blackwall Reach, Gorleston on Sea. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Canada. Buried in Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery
KING Henry William
Private 100655, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 5th Division. Killed in action near Arras 23 April 1917. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in London. Resident of Plymouth. Buried in La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Vimy.
KING Victor Reginald
Lieutenant, Northamptonshire Regiment attached to Royal Engineers. Killed in action 13 May 1918. Aged 26. Son of Daniel and Annie King of 79, Middle Market Road, Great Yarmouth (Roll of Honour Lt. Norfolk Reg.). Buried in Ebblinghem Military Cemetery
KING William Robert
Engineman 4251/TS, H.M. Drifter “Waveney 11”, Royal Naval Reserve. Former Yarmouth Drifter employed as a net guardian, attacked by German Destroyers on the Dover Barrage 26 October 1916. Sank under tow. Five men killed in the action. Son of William and Eliza King of Winterton, Scunthorpe, Lincs’ husband of Ellen E. King of The High Road, Repps, Great Yarmouth Aged 27. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
KNIGHTS Bertie Cecil
[Listed on war memorial a KNIGHT] Rifleman TR/13/85275, 53rd Training Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Home Command. Died at home 21 November 1918. Aged 18. Son of Robert William and Edith J Knights of Great Yarmouth. Buried in Caister on Sea Cemetery
KNIGHT G
No further information currently available
KNIGHTS William James
[Listed on war memorial a KNIGHT] Second Hand 7614/DA, H.M. Drifter “Girl Eva”, Royal Naval Reserve. Yarmouth Drifter used as a net Barrier Tender. Mined off Broadstairs 2 October 1916. 7 men lost 4 survivors. Son of Robert William and Edith Knights of Great Yarmouth Aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
KNIGHTS E A
Roll of Honour Private E A Knights Norfolk Regiment. No further information currently available in CWGC and SDGW
KNIGHTS Harry
[Not included on war memorial] Gunner 94876, “B” Battery, 84th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 17 June 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
KNIGHTS Harold Ernest
Bombardier 39354, “B” Battery, 81st Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 6 September 1915. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Tottenham, North London. Buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
KNIGHTS Robert George
Private 7491, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 14th Indian Division, Mesopotamia. Killed in action 24 February 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. A pre-war professional soldier. Attested August 1907, aged 16, falsified his age as born 27th July 1891 in Great Yarmouth. Parents Henry William Knights and Eliza Bethia nee Birdsey. Listed in April 1911 census as serving as Private 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial. Iraq.
KNIGHTS W C
No further information currently available possibly ? Deck Hand, William Knights, Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Trawler/Minesweeper “Ceresia”. Drowned 27 April 1918. Aged 43. Son of William and Susan Knights of Kings Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial

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