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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 59 names from the memorial plus 1.

PACK Horace Algernon
Private 40575, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 31. Son of Mr and Mrs W. Pack of Downham Market. Husband of Edith Pack) remarried) of 48, Nelson Road, Gorleston on Sea. Born in Downham Market and enlisted in Kings Lynn. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
PAGE Walter
Private TF/1484, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 21 August 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mrs Catchpole of 17, High Mill Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Great Yarmouth (Roll of Honour, Cpl ). No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
PALGRAVE Thomas John
Private 3/10289, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action 30 October 1915. Aged 32. Son of William and Emma Palgrave. Born in Stokesby and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Railway Chateau Cemetery
PALMER A R
No further information currently available
PALMER Richard Ernest (E)
Corporal 376870, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. 6th Division. Killed in action at Ypres during the German April Offensive 14 April 1918. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
PALMER John
Private 22969, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 24 April 1917. Aged 22. Son of John and Mary Palmer of 18, Victoria Street, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery
PARKER Albert Edward
Private TF/16037, 1/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 9th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 26 August 1916. Aged 31. Son of Mr. Parker and Mrs Maria Parker of 47, Cobholm Road, Cobholm Island, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
PARKER Ernest George
Private TF/ 240878, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at the 2nd Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial
PARKER R F
No further information currently available
PARKER Samuel
Private 17529, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 19 July 1916 age 41. Husband of Ethel E. Parker of 72, Exmouth Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and Enlisted in Norwich Stretcher bearer. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.
PARKER William Wesley
Private 23027, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 8 July 1916. Born in London and enlisted in Peterborough. Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
PARMENTER William Richard
Lance Corporal TF/2198, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915. Born in Stratford, and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
PARTRIDGE Bertie Read-
Private 14624, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Hulluch near Loos 13 October 1915. Aged 23. Son of John Read-Partridge (Builder) and Flora Read-Partridge of 34, Gatacre Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial
PARTRIDGE Edward Warr
Private TR/7/24012, 51st Training Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Home Command Died at home 14 March 1918. Aged 42. Son of Edward and Millie Partridge of Great Yarmouth; husband of Emily Partridge of 5, Tower Cottages, Garden Lane, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
PARTRIDGE Herbert
Private G/15291, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 26 April 1918. Aged 33. Son of Edward and Amelia Partridge of 11, Granvill Road, Cobholm Island, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Commemorated in the Royal Sussex Memorial Chapel, Chichester Cathedral. Buried in Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery,
PATTERSON C
Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour Seaman C. Patterson Royal Naval Reserve No record with CWGC Data Base.
PATTERSON Charles Arthur
Private 18559, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action near Kut 22 April 1916. Aged 20. Son of William Jacob and Mary Anne Patterson of 23, Apollo Walk, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth. Born in Caister and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.
PATTERSON Gerald Philip
Private 43689, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 5 October 1916. Aged 20. Son of Arthur and Alice Patterson of Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Camden Town. Buried in Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval
PATTERSON William Jacob
Third Hand, Steam Trawler “King William” (Grimsby), Mercantile Marine. 162 tons. Mined and sunk 5 November 1915. 2 crew lost including the Skipper. Son of James and Mary Ann Patterson; husband of Mary Ann Eliza Patterson of 2, Apollo Walk, Caister Road, Great Yarmouth. Born at Great Ormesby William Patterson was aged 50. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial
PAYNE Alfred
Corporal 7896, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Indian Division, Mesopotamia. Died of wounds during the siege of Kut El Amara 4 December 1915. Aged 23. Son of John and Mary Payne of 23, Tyrolean Square, Gorleston. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
PAYNE, MM Ernest
Corporal 8661, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 29 September 1918. Born in Stanwick, Northants and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery
PAYNE Percy
No further information currently available in CWGC and SDGW. Son of John and Mary Payne of 23, Tyrolean Square, Gorleston. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1895. Brother of Alfred Payne.
PAYNE Walter Thomas
Deck Hand 10726/DA, H.M. Drifter “Moss”, Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Drifter/Patrol Boat. Damaged by German Warships during the raid on Lowestoft 25 April 1916. 6 crew killed. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
PEARCE Edward
Private 42079, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Amiens 25 August 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mr Pearce and Mrs Emily Pearce of 143, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Hull and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis en Artois Memorial
PEARSON Herbert William
Engineman 1166/ES, H.M. Trawler “Conway Castle”, Royal Naval Reserve. Died of Influenza 17 November 1918. Aged 34. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
PEASE Edward
Gunner 72478, 228th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 11 April 1918. Aged 30. Son of Mr and Mrs Pease of 133, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Brocton, Staffs. Buried in Namps Au Val British Cemetery
PEEL Robert Frank
Trimmer 2136/TS, H.M. Drifter “Loch Shiel”, Royal Naval Reserve. Former Aberdeen Trawler employed as a patrol vessel based at Stromness. Mined in Rhosilli Bay, South Wales 26 September 1916 Three crew members lost in the explosion. Son of Peter and Josahanna Peel, of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Sophie Peel of 29, Well Street, Great Yarmouth Robert Peel was 41. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial
PEMBROKE Stephen
Second Hand 7661/DA, H.M.S. “Pembroke”, Royal Naval Barracks Chatham, Royal Naval Reserve. Died of illness 16 March 1917. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
PENNANT George Gibson
Corporal 351438, 14th Battalion, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders. 14th Light Division. Killed in action 24 October 1918. Aged 36. Son of Mary Anne Pennant of Peterhead; husband of Elsie Denes Pennant (remarried) of 37, Cobholm Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Peterhead. Formerly with the Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Dottignies Communal Cemetery
PESTELL Leslie Clifford
Junior Engineer, H.M. Paddle Minesweeper “Queen of the North”, Royal Navy. Former Blackpool Paddle Steamer fitted as a minesweeper based at Harwich. Struck a mine off Orfordness and sank with the loss of 29 men 20 July 1917. Son of Henry Hawes and Rose Pestell of Catford, London. Husband of Hilda Emma Pestell. Came from Vancouver in 1915 to enlist Served with the A. S. C. in France before joining M.M.R. Aged 29. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial
PESTELL Dick George
Deck Hand 7912/DA, H.M. Trawler “Jay”, Royal Naval Reserve. Ex Hull Trawler employed as a minesweeper. Torpedoed by UB 35 off Great Yarmouth 11 August 1917. 9 crew lost, 2 survivors. Son of Richard and Emma Pestell of 29, Tyrolean Square, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth Dick Pestell was 22. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
PHILLIPS Percy James
Private A/28693, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment. 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action 5 May 1916. Aged 26. Son of Henry Richard and May Hannah Phillips of 37, Rodney Road, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Chester Farm Cemetery
PHILPOTT Frederick
Private 17705, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Loos 12 October 1915. Aged 18. Son of Mr and Mrs George Philpott of Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial
PITCHERS James William
Engineman 4726/TS, H.M. Drifter “Shields”, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 1 January 1916. Aged 44. Husband of Hannah Pitchers of 113, Beccles Road, Gorleston. (Not included on the War Memorial). Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
PITTS Robert Henry
Sapper 350355, Inland water Transport (Italy), Royal Engineers. Died in Italy 16 October 1918. Aged 27. Son of James and Eliza Pitts of Beccles, Suffolk; husband of Charlotte Pitts of North Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born in Beccles and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery Extension.
PLANE William
Deck Hand 17799/DA, H.M. Drifter “Scania”, Royal Naval Reserve. Former Lowestoft Trawler employed as a net barrier tender. In collision with Patrol boat P57 in the Straits of Dover 2 August 1918. 2 men drowned. Son of John and Alice Plane of Caister on Sea, Great Yarmouth William Plane was 20. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
PLANE William Nathaniel
Private 24917, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment attached to 1/5th Battalion, Mesopotamia. Died 4 August 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Resident of Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.
PLATFORD Arthur David
Private 16604, 3rd Reserve Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died at home 3 November 1915. age 23. Husband of Mildred Maud Platford of 5, Southgates Road, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
PLATTEN Conrad De Witt
Private 2779, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division. Killed in action 29 February 1916. Aged 27. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Platten of Broad Row, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Tranchee De Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette
PLATTEN Henry William (W)
Trimmer 1703/TS, H.M. Trawler “Othonna”, Royal Naval Reserve. Former Milford Haven Trawler employed as a minesweeper. Struck a mine and sank with the loss of 9 men while sweeping in the Firth of Forth near May Island 20 April 1917. Husband of Maud Eva Platten of Low Street, Rollesby, Great Yarmouth Henry Platten was 24. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial
PLAYFORD Percy Philip
Private 198387, 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (The Manitoba Regiment) 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action at Ypres 11 November 1917. Aged 32. Son of John William and Sarah Jane Playford of Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
PLUMMER J D
No further information currently available
POLL Ernest
Rifleman 781, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade 24th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 20 August 1916. Aged 29. Son of William and Susannah Poll of Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie
POOLEY Percy
No further information currently available. Gorleston? No match with CWGC or SDGW Several possibilities with Medal Rolls No positive identification
PORTER Harold Chadwick
Lance Corporal 2550, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12 August 1915. Aged 19. Son of Robert Herbert Porter (Factory Manager) and Mrs Annie Porter of 58, South Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
PORTER Walter
Private 57392, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 31 August 1918. Born in St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Birmingham. Resident of Great Yarmouth. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany
POSTLE Ernest Charles
Private TF/240383, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at the 2nd Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Postle of Row 101, 4, King Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
POSTON Percy James
Private 14537, XI Corps Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Formerly with Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 8 September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Edwin and Edith Poston of 64, Beecham Road, Reading, Berks,. Born in Waterloo Lancashire and enlisted in Birkenhead. Resident of West Kirby Cheshire. Buried in St Venant Robecq Road, British Cemetery, Robecq,. Connection with Great Yarmouth unknown. (This is the only P J Poston in CWGC Data base SDGW or Medal Rolls, )
POTTER Charles
Private 20506, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 6 August 1915. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Resident of Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
POTTER Sydney?
No further information currently available in CWGC and SDGW (1911 Census, ) Sydney Potter. Son of Sarah Bowles (Potter). Husband of Beatrice Potter of 9, Row 142, Great Yarmouth Fisherman. Born in Pakefield, Suffolk in 1882
POTTER William John
Petty Officer 3395/C, H.M. Drifter “Daybreak”, Royal Naval Reserve. Admiralty Hired Steel Drifter. Drowned 23 September 1919. Aged 37. Son of Nathaniel John and Sarah Anne Potter; husband of Selina Louisa Potter of 30 Tyrolean Square, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
POWLES Harry David
Corporal 068711, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Son of Barnabas Joseph and Amelia Powles of 3, Manby Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1890. Silk factory packer. Medal Rolls only no record with CWGC or SDGW.
POWLEY Peter
probably Lance Corporal 13653, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 19 July 1916. Aged 26. Son of Paul and Susan Powley of Great Massingham. Born in Harpley and enlisted in Kings Lynn. Included on Great Massingham War Memorial. Connection with Great Yarmouth unknown. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
POWLEY William Albert
Private 7922, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Taken prisoner at Kut and died in captivity 3 June 1916. Aged 24. Son of Albert and Eliza Powley of 37, Isaacs Road, Great Yarmouth. Born Wickhampton and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery
PRATT Harry Edwards
Engineman 4078/ES, H.M. Trawler “Jay”, Royal Naval Reserve. Ex Hull Trawler employed as a minesweeper. Torpedoed by UB35 off Great Yarmouth 11 August 1917. 9 men lost, 2 survivors. Husband of Emily Harriett Pratt of 30, Nile Road, Gorleston. Harry Pratt was 38. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
PRESTON Edmund George
Air Mechanic 1st Class J/25692, No 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died in a railway accident in Belgium 7 December 1918. Aged 22. Son of George Frederick and Elizabeth Preston of The Lodge, Norfolk Square, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Herzele Churchyard, Belgium.
PULL Bertie Harold
Private 16517, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 21st Division. Died in captivity 3 November 1918. Aged 20. Son of William and Hannah Pull of 52, Mill Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born in North Walsham and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Sedan-Torcy French National Cemetery
PULL J H L
No further information currently available
PUMFREY James Alfred
Private 5959, 40th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 28. Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Pumfrey of 57, South Quay, Great Yarmouth; husband of Maud Pumfrey (remarried) of “The Laurels”, Chapel Road, Dersingham. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
PYE George
Lance Corporal 7374, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Indian Division. Died in Mesopotamia 8 July 1916. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial

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