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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 136 names from the memorial.

SADLER John
Seaman, The Corton Lightship (Trinity House), Mercantile Marine. Mined off Great Yarmouth 21 June 1916. Only two survivors. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial
SAMPSON E J
No further information currently available. Roll of Honour Private Royal Army Service Corps No match with usual CWGC and SDGW
SAMPSON George
Trooper 4579 19th Hussars (Queen Alexandra’s Royal). 1st Cavalry Division. Died in France 10 November 1918. Aged 30. Son of Mr Sampson and Mrs Sophia Sampson of Row 4, 12, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy
SAMPSON G W
No further information currently available.
SAMPSON William
Private 6732, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 11 May 1915. Aged 23. Son of George and Sophia Sampson of 2, Connaught Villas, Brookwood, Surrey. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
SANDALL Edward Thomas
Private 10194, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Somme 17 August 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs Edward Thomas Sandall of 11, High Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
SANDALL John Quinton
Gunner 876002, 270th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery. Drowned when the transport SS “Aragon” was torpedoed off Alexandria 30 December 1917. Aged 32. Son of Edward Robert and Amelia Sandall; husband of Eva Sandall of 26, Tyrolean Square, Great Yarmouth Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatby Memorial, Egypt.
SARGENT Samuel Benjamin
Engineman 4474/TS, H.M. Drifter “Piscatorial 11”, Royal Naval Reserve. Great Yarmouth trawler hired as a net drifter, left Newhaven in Sussex and was mined in the Channel 28 December 1917 There were no survivors from the ten man crew. Husband of Mrs R M Sargent of 18, Frederick Road, Gorleston on Sea. Samuel Sargent was 28. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SAUL Herbert Lepard
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 66th Division. Killed in action 24 October 1918. Aged 38. Son of Thomas and Mary Saul (Timber merchants) of 10, Euston Road, Great Yarmouth Born in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Vendegies Cross Roads British Cemetery, Bermerain
SAVORY Arthur Benjamin
Deck Hand, Steam Trawler “Bernicia” (Grimsby), Mercantile Marine. Lost at sea 1 February 1915. Aged 31. Husband of Mrs A B Savory of 18, Spencer Street, Grimsby, Lincs. Born at Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memoral
SAVORY William James
Stoker 1st Class K/31436/Chatham, H.M.S. “Racoon”, Royal Navy. Lost with all hands when the Destroyer ran on to the rocks in heavy weather off the coast of Northern Ireland 9 January 1918. Born in Great Yarmouth Aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SAYER Harold Clement William
Private 19960, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action at Arras 28 April 1917. Aged 26. Son of William Sayer (Clothier and Hatter) and Georgiana Sayer of 21, Market Row, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
SAYER William Baden
Ordinary Seaman Bristol/Z/7600, H.M.S. “Victory VI “,Royal Naval Depot, Crystal Palace, Royal Navy. Died of illness 9 July 1918. Aged 18. Son of Barny and Amy Sayer of 49, Olive Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
SAYERS Arthur Horace
Engineman 1916/ES Royal Naval Reserve. H.M.Drifter “ Spotless Prince “ Sunk by German Destroyers in the Straits of Dover On the night of 26/27th October 1916 All ten crew members lost. Husband of Alice Eliza Sayers of 23, Arundel Road, Newtown, Great Yarmouth Arthur Sayers was 44. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SCARLES George
Trooper 7608, 7th Queens Own Hussars. Indian Army. Died in India 24 September 1916. Aged 20. Son of William George and Harriett Scarles of 4, Station Terrace, Vauxhall, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Delhi 1914/18 War Memorial, India.
SCARLES John Henry
Gunner 83363, 15th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 24 September 1917. Aged 26. Son of John William and Mary Anne Scarles of 15, Regent Road, Great Yarmouth Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Eye, Suffolk. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy
SCOTT F
No further information currently available. Possibility only Private 8920 Clifford Frank Scott 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Killed in action 22 January 1916. Son of Mr and Mrs Isaac Scott of 43, Kimberley Road, Kirkley Street, Lowestoft. Born Benacre and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery
SEAGO Samuel Albert
Private 14806, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 4th Division. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 34. Son of Private Samuel Seago of “the College” Llanngenith, Gower, Glamorgan and Ellen Maude Seago. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Birmingham. Resident of Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
SEAGO Sidney
Rifleman S/19886, 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 37th Division. Died of wounds 20 January 1917. Aged 29. Born in Marylebone and enlisted in St Pancras. Resident of Camden Town (Roll of Honour Private S Seago Norfolk Regiment). Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte
SEAMAN Alfred Benjamin
Lance Corporal 29978, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 11 August 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery
SERGEANT B
No further information currently available.
SEWELL Charles
Private 17897, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 28 April 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
SEWELL Edward
Private 20537, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action at Arras 14 April 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Resident of Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
SEWELL H W
Medal Rolls only. Captain Horace W Sewell Royal Engineers Formerly with the Border Regiment. Educated at Christ’s College, Cambridge. Born in Great Yarmouth 1886 Not listed with CWGC or SDGW
SEXTON Bartram Ernest
Private 88687, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Aged 35. Husband of Lily May Sexton of 16, Manby Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
SHALDERS Walter Alfred
Private 12276, 174th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action at Ypres 29 September 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mr Shalders and Mrs Sarah Anne Shalders of 3, Waveney Cottages. Station Road, Belton, Great Yarmouth. Born in Caister and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
SHALES Herbert S
Gunner 806384, Royal Field Artillery. Not included in CWGC or SDGW Medal Rolls only
SHARMAN Harry Witson
Private 21876, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 9 April 1917. Aged 22. Son of Mr and Mrs W. Sharman of 12, Breydon Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Walthamstow. Walthamstow resident. Buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt
SHAUL James Albert
Deck Hand 1201/DA, H.M. Trawler “Princess Beatrice”, Royal Naval Reserve. Former North Shields Trawler hired as a minesweeper. Mined in the North Sea near the North Hinder Lightship, in company with H.M. Trawler “Drumoak”. Both ships were lost with all hands (21 men) 5 October 1914. Son of Ernest and Mary Shaul of Gorleston. Husband of Rosa Laura Shaul (remarried) of Norwich. James Shaul was 26. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial
SHEARING Albert Edward
Private 18239, 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 21st Division. Killed in action on the Somme 26 September 1916. Aged 34. Son of Mrs Anne Leggett (Formerly Shearing) of 86, Trafalgar Road, West Gorleston; husband of Annie Shearing of 89. Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Belton and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
SHEARING A S
No further information currently available.
SHERWOOD Arthur Alfred
Private 298352 90,1st Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Formerly Royal Army Service Corps. Died in base hospital at Rouen 12 February 1919. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
SHERWOOD Samuel Joseph
Private 42953, 237th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 14 August 1917. Aged 22. Son of Samuel and Harriett Elizabeth Sherwood of 2, Archway Cottages, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Saxmundham. Buried in Henin Communal Cemetery Extension.
SHIPLEY John
Private 26783, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 18 June 1917. Aged 39 Drapers assistant. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Lowestoft. Buried in Happy Valley British Cemetery, Fampoux
SHOPLAND Herbert
Private 47216, 28th General Hospital Salonika, Greece, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of disease 18 June 1916. Born in Burton, Wilts and enlisted Great Yarmouth. Buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery,
SHORTEN Henry William
Second Lieutenant, 19th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 16 October 1918. Aged 36. Husband of Isobel Shorten of 81, Suffield Road Gorleston. Buried in Maurois Communal Cemetery
SHREEVE Charles William (C J ?)
Lance Corporal 22910, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 10 October 1916. Aged 22. Son of George and Mary Anne Shreeve of Ormesby St Michael, Great Yarmouth. Born in Rollesby and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
SHREEVE Ernest
Sergeant 13880, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 19 January 1919 Circumstances unknown Roll of Honour Sgt. E. Reeve RGA Commemorated on Hollybrook Memorial Southampton.
SHREEVE Frederick (F H ?)
Deck Hand 1064/DA, H.M. Trawler “Jay”, Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Minesweeper, torpedoed off Great Yarmouth by UB35 9 men lost 2 survivors. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SHREEVE Percy Silvester
Skipper, H.M. Drifter “Moss”, Royal Naval Reserve. Patrol boat. Damaged during the German raid on Lowestoft 25 April 1916 6 crew members killed. Son of Mr and Mrs Shreeve of Great Yarmouth; husband of Mrs A L Shreeve of Abyssinia Road, Great Yarmouth Aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SHRIMPLIN George Edward
Private TF/201264, 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 31st Division. Died of wounds 6 September 1918. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck
SHUTE William H
Deck Hand 6805/DA, H.M.S. “Europa“,Royal Naval Reserve. Mudros Depot Ship. Died of illness 27 November 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mrs Clare Shute of 3.Row 131 Great Yarmouth (South). Buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery
SILLETT Alfred
Private 50841, 5th Reserve Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died at home 11 November 1916. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Resident of Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Middlesex Regiment. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
SILLETT Alfred Thomas
Private 43449, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Ramscappelle 10 July 1917. Aged 26. Son of Joseph and Eliza Sillett of 17, Stafford Road, South Town, Great Yarmouth. Enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Nieuport Memorial
SILLETT George William
Petty Officer 210721, H.M.S. “Vanguard”, Royal Navy. Lost when the Dreadnought blew up at Scapa Flow. 9 July 1917. Aged 32. Son of Mr and Mrs George Sillett of Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SKEET Alfred Lewis
Private G/5631, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Somme 23 July 1916. Born in Bungay and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Royal Sussex Memorial Chapel, Chichester Cathedral. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
SKINNER Samuel George
Rifleman 4966, 8th Battalion, London Regiment. (The Post Office Rifles). Died at home 24 June 1917. Aged 22. Husband of Frances Ellen Skinner (remarried) of 10 Winfred Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
SKIPPEN Ernest Percy
Private 5805, 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers 29th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 21 August 1915. Aged 17. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Resident of Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
SKIPPER J
No further information currently available. Roll of Honour Probably Rifleman J G Skippen The London Regiment. No record with CWGC or SDGW
SKIPPER Johnathan George
Rifleman 37237, 1/8th Battalion, London Regiment (The Post Office Rifles). 56th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7 October 1916. Aged 36. Son of Mr and Mrs Johnathan Skipper; husband of Gertrude Emma Skipper of 200, Stafford Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
SKOYLES Henry Thomas
Able Seaman 239694, H.M. Submarine E 22, Royal Navy. Deployed off Great Yarmouth to intercept German surface ships. Torpedoed and sunk by UB 18 25 April 1916 There were only two survivors from the crew of 31. Son of John Jay and Maria Skoyles of Palgrave Road, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth Henry Skoyles was 24. He was awarded the Messina Earthquake Medal by the Italian Government for his assistance whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Euryalus; it is estimated that between 70,000 and 100,000 died on 28th December 1908. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SMITH Albert Edward
Lance Corporal 22105, 10th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment. 23rd Division. Killed in action in Italy 27 October 1918. Born in Attleborough and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Tezze British Cemetery, Italy
SMITH Arthur George
Deck Hand 4889/DA, H.M. Trawler “Lobelia 11”, Royal Naval Reserve. Former Milford Haven trawler employed as a minesweeper. Mined and sunk off Farnad Point, Ireland 19 April 1917 11 men lost Only 1 survivor. Son of Mrs E.Smith of 6, Row 83, Great Yarmouth Aged 29. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SMITH Arthur John
Private 27074, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. 36th Ulster Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 16 October 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mrs A Smith of 5, Isabella Square St. George’s Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Brother of Frederick William Smith. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
SMITH Bertie Edward
Private 15461, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Killed in action 30 September 1915. Aged 27. Son of Benjamin and Keziah Smith of 1, Norfords Walk, St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in London. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres Menin Gate memorial
SMITH Bertie William
Ordinary Seaman J/22119, H.M.S. “Pathfinder”, Royal Navy. Light cruiser, torpedoed by U21 in the North Sea. 5 September 1914. 259 men lost Son of Isaac James and Lucy Sarah Anne Smith of 5, Pleona Terrace, Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth Aged 20. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SMITH Cecil William
Lance Corporal TF/250681, 1/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action in Palestine 23 December 1917. Enlisted in Clacton on sea Essex,. Resident of Clacton. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial (Connection with Great Yarmouth, Roll of Honour entry) L/Cpl C. Smith Essex Regiment.
SMITH Charles George
Deck Hand 511/DA, H.M. Trawler “Cantatrice”, Royal Naval Reserve. Former Grimsby trawler operating from Great Yarmouth as a Patrol boat/Minesweeper. Mined off Winterton on Sea 5 November 1916. There were no survivors from the crew of 18. Son of George and Priscilla Smith of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Beatrice Smith of 21, North Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Charles Smith was 33. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SMITH Charles William
Private 7164, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 3rdDivision. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 10 August 1916. Aged 33. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles William Smith of 6, Sefton Lane, Southtown. Great Yarmouth. Born in Leiston and enlisted in Ipswich. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery
SMITH Ernest
Gunner 91598, 19th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 30 October 1918. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Reading. Buried in Le Cateau Miltary Cemetery
SMITH Ernest Edward
Lance Corporal G/15271, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 21 October 1916. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in East Dereham. Royal Sussex Chapel Memorial, Chichester Cathedral. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval memorial
SMITH Ernest Frederick
Sergeant 20942, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 14 October 1918. Aged 23. Son of Fred and Minnie Smith of 10, Lower Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Born in Wivenhoe Essex and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Resident of Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Loos British Cemetery
SMITH Frederick William
Private 40306, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 18 October 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mrs A. Smith of 5, Isabella Square, St George’s Road, Great Yarmouth Born in Kings Lynn and enlisted in East Dereham Brother of Arthur John Smith. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
SMITH George William (G)
Lance Corporal 20562, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division Drowned when the Transport SS “Aragon” was torpedoed off Alexandria 13 August 1915. Born in Lowestoft and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Resident of Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
SMITH George Goodwin
Private TF/200881, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 3 May 1918. Aged 19. Son of Stephen and Catherine Smith of 100, Lower Cliff Road, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
SMITH Henry Marston
Engineman 2508/TS, H.M. Drifter “Hilary 11”, Royal Naval Reserve. Great Yarmouth Drifter employed as a net barrier tender at Sheerness. Mined off the Spit Bouy 25 March 1916. 8 men lost 2 survivors. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SMITH Herbert Sidney
Private 25184, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 30 March 1917. Aged 34. Husband of Ada Elizabeth Smith of 130, Bentley Street, Cleethorpes, Lincs. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
SMITH H W
possibly Sergeant TF/320110, Harold Wilby Smith, 12th (Yeomanry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 31st Division. Killed in action 19 August 1918. Aged 36. Born in Fakenham and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul
SMITH Isaac George
Private 24168, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 26. Son of Samuel and Annie Smith of Lowestoft Road, Gorleston. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Hull, Yorks. Buried in Bray Miltary Cemetery
SMITH John Richard
Private 18153, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 12th Division (Pioneers). Killed in action 21 March 1916. Aged 28. Son of Henry and Harriett Smith 33 Row, 21, Howard Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery
SMITH Frank Percy (P)
Private G/9283, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 25 September 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Royal Sussex Memorial Chapel, Chichester Cathedral Commemorated om The Tyne Cot Memorial
SMITH Robert Crowe (R)
Gunner 4520, 1/5th Hampshire Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia 19 June 1915. Aged 26. Son of John and Maria Smith of Filby Lane, Great Ormesby, Great Yarmouth. Born in Highgate, London and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Basra War Cemetery
SMITH Reginald Arthur
Private 23468, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action 4 September 1918. Aged 21. Son of Fred and Minnie Smith of 10, Lower Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Born in Wivenhoe, Essex and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Resident of Great Yarmouth Brother of Ernest Edward Smith. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
SMITH S
No further information currently available.
SMITH Sydney
Private 19955, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. 32nd Division. Died in military hospital at St Omer 31 October 1917. Aged 27. Son of Arthur Charles and Mary Annie Smith of Great Yarmouth Husband of Ada Rose Smith of 6, Kings Road, Aylesbury. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Aylesbury. Buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
SMITH Sydney Concentine
Sapper 17726, 138th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 16 May 1918. Aged 30. Son of C.W. and Jane Smith of Suite 6, Post Office Chambers, Fort William Ontario. Born in Ipswich. Enlisted in Great Yarmouth Bur, Canada Farm Cemetery
SMITH Sidney William
Private 43390, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 28 June 1917. Aged 19. Son of James Robert and Edith Smith of 3, North Market Road, Place, Great Yarmouth. Born St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery
SMITH Wilfred Frank
Private 2980, 54th Battalion, Australian Infantry (New South Wales) 14th Brigade. 5th Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 17 October 1917. Aged 19. Son of William John and Harriett Smith of 30, Pier Plane, Gorleston. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
SNELLER Charles William
Deck Hand 3637/DA. H.M. Drifter “Young Kenneth”, Royal Naval Reserve. Died ashore of illness in Dover 20 June 1915. Aged 17. Son of Mr and Mrs C H Sneller of 7, Tyrolean Square, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth. Born at Caister. Buried in Dover (St Jame’s) Cemetery
SNELLER James William
Private 3/10305, 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. 6th Division. Died of Wounds on the Somme 15 October 1916. Aged 26. Son of Charles and Charlotte Snelling of Caister on Sea. Born and resident in Great Yarmouth Bur Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte
SNELLING Henry William
Private TF/ 240267, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at the 2nd Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Herbert William and Margaret Snelling of 4 Row, 137, Great Yarmouth Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
SNOWDEN Harry
Wireless Telegraph Operator, H.M. Submarine H 5, Royal Naval Reserve. Sailed from Bantry Bay, Ireland and was rammed and sunk on the surface by the Steamship “Rutherglen” who mistook her for a U Boat There were no survivors from the crew of 27 2 March 1918. Son of Lt Commander and Mrs Snowden R N,. Husband of Florence Dora Snowden of Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. Aged 32. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SNOWLEY Arthur John
Private 19833, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 11 August 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mr Snowley and Mrs Eliza Snowley of 1, Henry Cottage, Devonshire Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Marylebone. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery
SNOWLING George
Seaman 3970/A, H.M.S. “Carmania”, Royal Naval Reserve. Armed Merchant Cruiser. In action with the German A M C Cap Trafalgar 14 September 1914. Cap Trafalgar was sunk in the action and Carmania damaged. 9 crew killed or died of wounds. Son of George and Louisa Snowling of Great Yarmouth Husband of Edith Snowling of 17, Vansittart Street, Wick. George Snowling was 30. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial
SNOWLING W
No further information currently available.
SNOWLING William John
Private 124426, 50th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 27 August 1918. Aged 28. Husband of Lilian E. Snowling of 13, Providence Place, Cobholm Island, Great Yarmouth Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
SOANES Arthur
Deck Hand 11241/DA, H.M. Smack “Ethel and Millie”, Royal Naval Reserve. Lost in action with UC 63. Crew probably murdered by the Germans. No Survivors 16 August 1917. Son of George and Sarah Soanes of Aldeby Suffolk. Husband of Florence Soanes of 97 Carlton Road, South Lowestoft. Arthur Soanes was 38. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SOANES Charles Robert
Second Hand 2497/SA, H.M. Trawler “Tugela”, Royal Naval Reserve. Former Hull trawler mined on patrol off Lowestoft 8 men lost 5 survivors 26 June 1916. Aged 29. Son of Charles and Ellen Mary Soanes of Gorleston. Husband of Ada Ruth Soanes of 21, John Road, Gorleston. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SOANES John
Skipper WSA/1920, H.M. Hired Net Drifter “The Throne”, Royal Naval Reserve. Died of influenza 11 October 1918. Aged 36. Husband of Rosa Lilian Soanes of 11, North Road, Gorleston. Buried in Tourgeville Military Cemetery
SONES Albert. Edward
Private SS/121, 650th Field Bakery, Army Service Corps. Died in base hospital at Boulogne 8 March 1916. Aged 36. Son of Mr and Mrs John Richard Sones of 4, Crittens Road, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
SOUTHGATE John Charles
Private 14019, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Montauban 19 July 1916. Aged 25. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Lowestoft. Resident Barman and Lodger, 47, Winifred Road, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
SPANTON William Benjamin
Private TF/202249, 2/4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. 61st Division. Killed in action at Ypres 27 August 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs William Spanton of Great Yarmouth Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
SPENCE George Edward
Gunner 68912, “C” Battery, 256th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 August 1917. Aged 23. Son of Edward and Florence Spence of Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
SPINKS Ernest
Engineman 240/TS, Royal Naval Reserve. Died of Illness at home 4 December 1918. Aged 24. Served in North Russia. Awarded the Silver Medal of the Order of St Ann (Russia). Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
SPINKS Frederick Richard
Private 28901, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 28 September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Louisa Spinks of 116, Beccles Road, Gorleston on Sea. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
SPOONER Albert Edward
Private 7884, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th, Indian Division. Died at sea 6 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mr and Mrs Spooner of Great Yarmouth Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.
SPOONER Hubert Howard
Second Hand SA1263, Royal Naval Reserve. Born in Beighton 1880 and died 10th March 1917, buried in Beighton churchyard. Son of William and Susannah Spooner and husband of Lucy Annie S. Spooner nee Thaxter. Remarried William A. Black in Great Yarmouth in 1919.
SPURGEON Augustus Nathaniel
Private 43371, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 27 February 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mrs Clara Lurkins of 214, the High Street, Gorleston on Sea. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial
SPURGEON Frank Basil
Private TF/240881, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at the 2nd Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 18. Son of Mrs Clara Lurkins of 214, The High Street, Gorleston on Sea. Brother of Augustus Spurgeon.Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial
SPURGEON William E
Private 42778, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. 19th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 10 November 1916. Aged 33. Son of William Patrick and Margaret Elizabeth Reading. Husband of Mrs Sarah Spurgeon of 10, Row 87, 5, King Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
STADEN Cecil Charles Frederick
Sapper 72307, “N” E.E. Cable Section, Royal Engineers. Died in military hospital on Malta after serving on Gallipoli 31 July 1915. Aged 20. Son of George Frederick James and Emma Staden of 29, Victoria Road, Great Yarmouth Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
STAFF Phillip Edward
Private TF/205160, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action during the German Arras Offensive 21 March 1918. Aged 20. Son of George Staff (Tinsmith) and Elizabeth Staff of Row 128, No. 13, Great Yarmouth Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
STANLEY Harold Victor
Private 26437, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30 November 1917. Aged 30. Husband of Kathleen Mary Stanley of 183, Stafford Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Southtown, Great Yarmouth Jeweller and Clerk. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial
STARLING Edward James
Private 41182, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 9 October 1917. Aged 26. Son of Robert and Emma Starling of 3, Coronation Terrace, Central, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
STEELE Christmas James
Lance Corporal 10503, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 9 April 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs William Edward Steele of 7, Avenue Road, Gorleston on Sea. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
STEVENS P
No further information currently available.
STEWARD John Edward
Deck Hand 4496/DA, H.M. Trawler “Edwardian”, Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Minesweeper. Drowned in an accident 13 October 1917. Aged 18. Son of Walter and Ellen Steward of 7, Excelsior Terrace, Common Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
STEWARD Walter Henry
Private 20681, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 2 October 1915. Aged 24. Son of Walter and Ellen Steward of 7, Excelsior Terrace, Common Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth,. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
STOCKS Cecil Wilfred
Private 27146, 108th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds near Ypres 15 August 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mary Anne Elizabeth Stocks of 55, England Lane, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Saxmundham. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Ljissenthoek Military Cemetery
STOLWORTHY Thomas
Lance Corporal 16949, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 10 December 1916. Aged 32. Husband of Mrs Jane Stolworthy of 5 Row, 137, South Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Lowestoft. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery
STONE Arthur Daniel
Rifleman 646, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 4th Division Regular Rifleman. Killed in action at Frelinghein near Armentieres 8 November 1914. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Resident of Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
STONE George Ernest Robert
Private TF/240882, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at the 2nd, Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 20. Son of George and Hannah Louisa Stone of 36, Waveney Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial
STONE S. J.
No further information currently available.
STONE William George Joseph
Seaman, The Corton Lightship Trinity House, Mercantile Marine. Lost when the ship was sunk by a mine 21 June 1916. 5 crew lost. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial
STORRY Charles Henry
Lance Corporal 9846, 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. East African Forces. Killed in action in German East Africa 27 February 1915. Aged 23. Son of Mrs Annie Elizabeth and Mr Storry of Burnt Lane, Gorleston. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Nairobi British and Indian Memorial
STOREY Ned John
Driver 18277, 460th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home 22 September 1918. Son of Robert and Amelia Storey of Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
STORREY William Arthur
possibly Private 8290, William Storey, 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action near Fluerbaix 10 July 1915. Born North Quay Great Yarmouth and enlisted in York. Buried in Rue Patillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix,
STOYLE Henry George
Sergeant 26215, 26th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 8 June 1915. Born in Wellington. Madras, India and enlisted in Chatham. Resident of Shrewsbury. Great Yarmouth connection unknown. Buried in Brown’s Road Military Cemetery, Festubert
STRINGER Ernest George
Leading Seaman 5258/B, SS “Huntsmoor”, Royal Naval Reserve. 4957 Tons. Torpedoed and sunk by UB 40 Sailing from Le Havre to Southampton 20 February 1918. Son of John and Jemima Stringer of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Ada Florence Stringer of 5, Westfield Place, Cobholm Island, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SUDDER James William
Able Seaman 212429, H.M.S. “Scott”, Royal Navy. Flotilla Leader. Torpedoed and sunk off the Hook of Holland 15 August 1918 22 men lost Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of James Robert and Alice Sudder of 73, Middlegate Street, Great Yarmouth Aged 35. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SUTTON G
No further information currently available.
SUTTON George Henry
Lance Corporal 1661, 6th Reserve Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died at home 11 December 1915. Aged 27. Son of George Kemp and Harriett Sutton of 2, Infirmary Court, St Margarets Plain, Lowestoft. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery
SUTTON Herbert Augustus
Private 43340, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 13 September 1916. Enlisted in Norwich Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L’Abbe
SUTTON James William
Deck Hand 4226/DA, H.M. Hired Drifter “Maggies”, Royal Naval Reserve. Lost overboard and drowned 16 December 1917. Aged 17. Son of James and Amelia Sutton of Beach Road, Winterton on Sea. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
SUTTON Thomas
Driver T/390255, Horsed Transport, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 153rd Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Palestine 23 October 1918. Aged 32. Husband of Mrs E. Sutton of 26, May Street, Luton Beds. Born in Caister and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Bur Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine
SUTTON W G
Roll of Honour Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve. possibly Deck Hand 3903/DA, William Sutton, H.M. Trawler “Lord Ridley”, Royal Naval Reserve. Ex Grimsby Trawler fitted for minesweeping. Sunk by a mine 10 May 1917. Buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.
SWANN Sidney C
Driver 616201, 1/1st Berkshire Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died on active service in Syria 23 October 1918. Aged 23. Son of Nathaniel and Alice Swann of 2, Albert Square, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Reading. Buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery Syria
SWANSTON, MM Gregorio Alexander
Sergeant 9380, 11th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action on the Somme 23 August 1916. Aged 33. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in London. Son of Mr and Mrs J B Swanston of Middle Road, Great Yarmouth. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
SYKES E E
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SYMONDS Bernard Leslie
Private 43095, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 12 October 1916. Enlisted in Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
SYMONDS Bertie James
Deck Hand 7336.DA, H.M. Trawler “Veresis”, Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Drifter. Lost overboard and drowned 25 August 1918. Born at Caister. Son of William and Mary Anne Symonds of 10 Whittletons Place, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth Bertie Symonds was 30. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial (Not included on the Memorial)
SYMONDS Eldred (E A)
Private 17908, 3rd Reserve Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at home 26 March 1915. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
SYMONDS Edmund George (R G ??)
Trimmer, Steam Trawler “King George” (Grimsby), Mercantile Marine. Lost at sea 24 November 1919. Aged 19. Son of George Henry and Laura Symonds of 1, Burtons Buildings, St Peters Road, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial (Not included in the Memorial with initials E G)
SYMONDS Horace Arthur
(Possibly) Private 13618, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 3 March 1916. Aged 24. Son of Arthur and Mary Elizabeth Symonds of Hall Farm, Rackheath. Born in Euston, Suffolk and enlisted in Branham. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery
SYMONDS Robert
Private 18797, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 20 April 1918. Aged 23. Son of Robert and Eliza Symonds of 26, Gatacre Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial
SYMONDS Reginald Edgar
Private 43367, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 4 September 1916. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

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