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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 27 names from the memorial.

NEALE Arthur Albert
Sergeant CH/16383, 6th Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action at Archangel in North Russia 9 September 1919. Aged 33. Born 2 June 1886 in St George's, Great Yarmouth; birth registered as Albert Arthur Neale. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, listed as Albert Arthur Neale, son of George and Ann Maria, born Great Yarmouth, resident Blind Middle Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was serving with the Royal Marines at Devonport, aged 24, born Great Yarmouth, Norfolk; unmarried. He had a son Clarence Neale, of 25 Devonshire Cottage, Palmers Arcade Great Yarmouth. Enrolled Royal Marine Light Infantry, Chatham Division, 20 May 1904 in London, re-engaged 9 December 1915. Prior to enlistment he was a Kitchen Porter. Height 5 feet 58/10 inches, fesh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes. Religious denomination Congregationalist. He passed for Corporal 1st Class 16 December 1905, and Sergeant 1st Class 13 September 1909. His military career saw him a variety of ranks, Corporal 12 April 1907, Lance Sergeant 6 March 1912. Corporal 30 June 1913. Lance Sergeant 15 July 1913, Corporal 4 August 1913 and finally Sergeant 15 August 1913. Married Agnes Marion Frost twice first using the name he was born with (Albert Arthur Neale) 1909 and then the name he served under 25 May 1911 (Arthur Albert Neale). No known grave. Commemorated on Archangel Memorial, Russian Federation.
NEAVE George Ernest
Private 28840, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 30th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 15 October 1916. Aged 34. Son of Mrs C Skipper of 59, Cliff Hill, Gorleston on sea,. Born in Moulton and enlisted in Norwich. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery
NEAVE Curtis Henry (H J)
Private 151583, 104th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 24 October 1918. Husband of Mrs D N Neave later of 48, Alexander Street, Drumoyne, New South Wales. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Ipswich Resident. Formerly with the Dragoon Guards. Buried Ingoyghem Military Cemetery.
NEAVE Leslie
Lance Corporal 30116, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30 November 1917. Aged 20. Son of Frederick and Mary Neave of 25, Isaacs Road, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louveral
NEAVE H
Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour Seaman H. Neave Royal Naval Reserve, No record with CWGC Data Base.
NELSON George Thomas
Private 17183, 3rd Reserve Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 9 July 1919. Aged 26. Son of George Thomas and Ellen Nelson. Husband of Hannah Clara Nelson of 5, Row 29, Howard Street, Great Yarmouth. Born in Norwich. Buried Norwich Cemetery.
NESLEN Henry
Deck Hand 10459/DA, H.M. Trawler “Gelsina”, Royal Naval Reserve. Former Grimsby Trawler operating as a minesweeper based on Aberdeen. Struck a mine off Girdle Ness and sank, Five men drowned, seven rescued. 25 June 1917. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Neslen of 13, Row 144, King Street, Great Yarmouth Henry was 21. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
NEWMAN Arthur
Lance Bombardier 17489, “X” 6th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 21 March 1918. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
NEWMAN Frederick David
Gunner 33829, 86th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia 24 August 1916. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial
NEWMAN H
No further information currently available
NEWMAN John B
Stoker 1st Class 75/ST, H.M. Whaler “Blackwhale”, Royal Naval Reserve. Died of Sickness at home 3 December 1916. Aged 48. Son of George and Sarah Newman. Husband of Lily Gertrude Newman (remarried) later of Middlesborough. Born in Catfield. Buried Catfield (All Saints) Churchyard
NEWSON Edgar Arthur
Private 41198, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Formerly with the Training Reserve 61st Division. Killed in action at Ypres 25 October 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
NEWSON Robert ? (J R)
Engineman 4397/ES, H.M. Trawler “John High”, Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Minesweeper sent to Archangel and mined in the White Sea 7 August 1916. 14 men lost One survivor. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Memorial
NEWSON Richard ? (R H)
Private 4311, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Died of disease in Egypt 9 May 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mrs Lucy Newson of 16, Exmouth Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in East Dereham. Buried Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
NEWSON William James Richard
Private TF/240658, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at the second battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 21. Son of Richard and Alice Newson. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried Gaza War Cemetery
NEWSTEAD Albert John W
First Engineer, Steam Trawler “Labrador” (Lowestoft), Mercantile Marine. Lost probably mined after leaving Lowestoft 23 January 1915 There were no survivors from the crew of Seven. Husband of Mrs A J Newstead of 95. Allison Road, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial
NICHOLLS William
Private 7156, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Monchy 27 August 1917. Aged 31. Son of John Benjamin and Harriett Nicholls of Station Road, Pulham Market. Born in Roydon and enlisted in Diss. Roll of Honour under unknown regiments. Private W. Nicholls. Buried Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy Le Preux
NICHOLS Frederick James
Guardsman 15751, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Guards Division. Killed in action near Ypres 26 March 1916. Aged 20. Son of James Henry and Bessie Nichols, of 11, Steam Mill Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born in Marylebone, London and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried White House Cemetery, St Jean Les Ypres.
NICHOLS Thomas George
Private 16970, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 28 October 1916. Aged 19. Son of John Edmund and Ann Elizabeth Nichols of Runham, Great Yarmouth. Born in Runham and enlisted in Norwich. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery
NICHOLSON Edmund Howard
Private 43277, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 4 September 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mrs Alice Nicholson of Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Stepson of John Marshall, step[brother of Charles John Marshall. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
NICHOLSON William Irwin
Private 5981, 2/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. 19th Division. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Frederick and Ellen Nicholson of The Post Office, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in North Walsham. Buried Laventie Military Cemetery La Gorgue
NOBBS Harry
Private TF/240370, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Captured on Gallipoli and died as a prisoner of the Turks in Mesopotamia 2 April 1917. Aged 23. Son of George and Helen Nobbs of 24, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Shipbrokers Clerk. Buried Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.
NOBBS William Robert
Seaman 2282/A, H.M.S. “Aboukir”, Royal Naval Reserve. Lost when the Cruiser was torpedoed by U9 off the Dutch Coast 22 September 1914. Aged 35. Resident of Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
NORFOR George [Alfred]
[Transcribed as NORFORD] Deck Hand DA315,5 Royal Naval Reserve. Born Hornsby, Norfolk 27th April 1896 and died 24th April 1916 when H.M. Drifter "Clover Bank" was mined and sank off the Belgian coast. The son of James and Emily Norfor, his death commemorated at the Chatham Naval Memorial.
NORTH Frederick Garfield
Pioneer 129509, 1st Special Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action near Peronne during the German Spring offensive 24 March 1918. Born in Aylesbury Bucks and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt
NORTON Ernest
Gunner 75926, 66th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died in captivity in Mesopotamia 31 December 1916. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.
NUTMAN Arthur James
Seaman DA/6290, H.M. Drifter "Roburn", Royal Naval Reserve. Missing believed killed in action on the night of 26-27 October 1916 but reported as a prisoner of war interened at Ruhleben 3 January 1917. Released from captivity in Germany 22 January 1919. Born 21 October 1882. Baptised St Nicholas with St Peter, St John, St Andrew, St James, St Paul & St Luke Church 31 December 1882 in Great Yarmouth, son of Walter and Frances Nutman. His service card states he was the son of Alfred James and Annie Elizabeth Nutman. Discrepancy in parents. He was 5 feet 4 inches, chest 38 inches, dark complexion, grey eyes. Husband of Annie Nutman. of 1 Mathew Building, Bridge Street, Dover and also No. Row 28, Great Yarmouth. When he enlisted his address was given as 4 Foundry, North Quay, Gt. yarmouth. Actually died in 1945, death registered in Gt. Yarmouth January to March Quarter 1945, aged 62.

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