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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 101 names from the memorial plus 2 extra - WRIGHT, EE and WILLIAMS, W.

WADE A
No further information currently available
WADE Francis Herbert
Gunner 74551, 134th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of disease in military hospital in Salonika, in Greece 6 August 1917. Aged 28. Son of William and Emma Wade of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Ellen Wade 73, Gown Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Salonika (Lambet Road) Military Cemetery
WADE Robert Samuel
Private 13449, 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 59th Division. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 22. Son of CSM James and Mrs Ellen Wade of 35, Poole Road, Darnall, Sheffield. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Lincoln. Buried in Bridge House Cemetery
WADE Samuel Shoreen Arthur
Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action near Laventie 8 December 1914. Aged 38. Son of James and Maria Wade of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Mrs Rosina F. Wade. No known grave. Commemorated on La Touret Memorial
WADE W
No further information currently available
WALES Herbert
Private 35487, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 2nd Division. Killed in action 22 April 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Gorleston. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-En-Gohelle
WALKER W
No further information currently available
WALL John Thomas
Third Hand, Steam Trawler “Halcyon” (Great Yarmouth), Mercantile Marine. Died 29 July 1919. Aged 37. Son of John and Harriett Wall. Husband of Mary Ann Wall of 40, Trafalgar Road, West, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial
WALL Herbert Henry
Lance Corporal 63079, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 12th Division. Died of wounds at Amiens 23 August 1918. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Royal West Surreys. Buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension
WALL William Lawrence Joseph
Rifleman 452010, 2/11th Battalion, London Regiment. (The Finsbury Rifles). 58th Division. Died of wounds 11 August 1917. Aged 22. Son of William Wall (Insurance Agent) and Mrs Mary Ellen Wall of 50, North Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born Islington and enlisted in London. Westminster resident. Insurance Agent. Buried in Ljissenthoek Military Cemetery
WALSH Frank Sidney
Private G/75495, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 3rd Division. Killed in action 17 April 1918. Aged 19. Son of David and Alice Walsh of 36, Churchill Road, Newtown, Great Yarmouth. Born in Parkestone, Essex and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial
WARD Charles Edward Marcus
Private TR/10/31260, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 41st Division. Killed in action 22 August 1917. Aged 18. Son of Benjamin and Constance Ward of 56, Walpole Road, Newtown, Great Yarmouth. Born in Harpley and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
WARD George Charles
Gunner 120375, “B” Battery, 181st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1 May 1917. Aged 31. Husband of Rosa Ward of 12, Belfort Place, St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel -Le-Grand
WARD J
Roll of Honour Gunner J. Ward Royal Horse Artillery. No further information currently available in SDGW and CWGC Data base.
WARD Leslie Jack
Private 15753, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 11th Division. Killed in action at Jephson’s Post, Suvla Bay Gallipoli, 28 November 1915. Aged 18. Son of Annie Elizabeth Ward of 94, The High Street, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Azmak Cemetey, Suvla Gallipoli
WARD Percy Gosden
Sapper 558325, 29th Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died in France near Arras 21 May 1917. Aged 23. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Ward of 47, Caxton Road, Beccles, Suffolk. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras.
WARD T
No further information currently available
WARN H
Private, New Zealand Regiment. (Roll of Honour) no record found which fits details available
WARNER Alfred John
Second Hand 1188/SA, H.M. Drifter “Morning Star”, Royal Naval Reserve. Former Fraserburgh Drifter employed as a net guard in the Straits of Otranto. Struck a mine and sank with all hands 8 January 1916. 9 lost. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
WARREN William Edward
Major, 81st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds during the German Spring Offensive 29 March 1918 (Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour Major W E Warren Royal Garrison Artillery). Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension.
WATERS E J
Canadian Infantry. Not identified with these initials
WATERS George James
Private 760832, 54th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 9 April 1917. Born 22 April 1886 in Gt. Yarmouth. Married to Lilly Waters, resident 6031 Beatrice Street, S. Vancouver, Canada. Carpenter by trade. Passed fiit 13 January 1916, attested 14 January 1916 in Vancouver, Canada, aged 29 years 9 months, height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 36½ inches, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Buried in GIVENCHY ROAD CANADIAN CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 33. Nation Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10119 - 22
WATERTON Frank Arthur
Gunner 230857 attached D.V. “Greenfly”, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia 5 August 1920. Aged 21. Son of Police Constable John Waterton and Mrs Sarah Jane Waterton of 37, Princes Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery
WATSON Albert Victor
Lance Corporal 16582, 2nd Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 14 August 1917. Aged 17. Son of Mr Watson and Mrs May Watson of 3, Row, 124, South Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery
WATSON Ernest (E. W.)
Deck Hand 2247/DA, H.M. Trawler “Senator “, Royal Naval Reserve. Ex Grimsby Trawler hired as a Minesweeper. Mined and sunk off Tory Island Northern Ireland 21 May 1917. 11 crew lost, 1 survivor. Son of Stephen and Emma Watson of Albermarle Road, Gorleston. Ernest Watson was 22. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
WATSON Henry
Lance Corporal TF/265102, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 22 March 1918. Aged 34. Son of Ellen Watson of Brittania Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Stainsfield Lincs., and enlisted in Great Yarmouth (Roll of Honour, Sergeant). No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial
WATSON William Harry (H)
Stoker 1st Class 299910 RFR/CH/B/10373, “Hood” Battalion, Royal Navy. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli during the Battle of Krithia 4 June 1915. Born in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
WATSON Robert Christmas
Rifleman 741386, 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles 36th Division. Died of wounds 7 June 1917. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)
WATTS A A
No further information currently available with initials A.A, possibly. Corporal 2169, Arthur Henry Watts, 25th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers East African Forces. Died in military hospital in Nairobi, Kenya 13 May 1916. Aged 49. Son of George and Maggie Watts. Husband of Clara Watts of 13, Goldsmid Road, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in London. Resident of Gorleston. Buried in Nairobi South Cemetery, Kenya.
WATTS W H
Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour Seaman W H Watts, Royal Naval Reserve. No further information currently available in CWGC Data Base
WEBB Arthur
Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour. Seaman A Webb Royal Navy. possibly Deck Hand DA/1469, H.M. Trawler “Northman”, Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Minesweeper. Died of Illness 30 September 1915 Buried at sea. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
WEBSTER Charles Robert Ashley
Gunner 157285, 242nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 30 May 1918. Husband of Mary Anne Webster of 54, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Ebblinghem Military Cemetery
WEIR John
Private TF/240042, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at the second battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 27. Son of John Weir (Slater) and Harriett Weir of 6, Saw Mill Road, Gorleston. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial
WELCH E
No further information currently available
WELFORD Frederick James
Leading Seaman J/8110/Devonport, H.M. Torpedo Boat No 4 based at Ramsgate, Royal Navy. 14 men killed in an accidental explosion, cause unknown, 26 May 1917. Son of James and Julia Welford of 15, Grape Passage, Reading. Husband of Jessie Welford of 16, Albermarle Road, Gorleston. Frederick was 23. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery.
WELHAM Harry Frederick
Private 9204, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Hulluch 13 October 1915. Aged 18. Son of Mr and Mrs G. Welham of 118, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted In Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial.
WELHAM Louis Victor
Deck Hand 7505/DA (CH), H.M.S. “Christopher”, Royal Naval Reserve. Hired Trawler. Mined off Great Yarmouth and sunk, 5 crew lost, 30 March 1917. Son of James and Charlotte Welham. Husband of Eleanor Welham of 4, Boreham Road, Great Yarmouth Louis Welham was born in Great Yarmouth in 1884. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery.
WELLS Martin Walter
Private 3/10528, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 4 September 1916. Aged 32. Son of Walter and Sarah Anne Wells of 34, Nelson Road, Great Yarmouth. Husband of Valetta Eliza Wells of 8, Raleigh Avenue, North Denes, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
WELLS W H
No further information currently available
WELSTEAD J W
No further information currently available. Medal Rolls Private 25132, John William Welstead, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Formerly Hussars and Royal Warwicks. No record with CWGC or SDGW Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour Private J W Westead (Regiment unknown)
WELSTED Sidney John
Sergeant TF/205879, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 7 May 1918. Aged 30. Son of Samuel and Priscilla Welsted. Husband of Rosina Sarah Welsted of 22, Church Lane, Gorleston. Born in Dumfries, Scotland and enlisted in Melton Constable. Formerly with the Norfolk Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial
WELTON Ernest Alfred
Private 29425, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Aged 39. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Great Yarmouth Draper. Buried in Aichet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Ext.
WESTBROOK Sidney
Private 3/7520, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 12 August 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mrs Martha Haggata of Brundall, Norwich. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich,. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
WESTGATE Ambrose Henry
Private TF/1565, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay, 12 August 1915. Aged 18. Son of Mrs Louisa Fairhead of 17 Row, 113, King Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial
WHARTON Ernest Henry
Private 4318, 1/15th Battalion, London Regiment. (Prince of Wales’s Own Civil Service Rifles). Killed in action on the Somme 7 October 1916. Aged 40. Jeweller. Born in Attleborough and enlisted in Somerset House, London. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
WHISKIN William Ernest
Private 20938, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 29 October 1917. Aged 21. Son of Robert and Clara Whiskin of 26, Abyssinia Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery
WHITBY John Roland
Sergeant 15227, 9th Reserve Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry atatched to 104 Brigade, 35th Division. Formed at Pembroke Dock. Died at home 27 November 1914. Aged 53. Husband of Phoebe Maria Whitby of 70, Victoria Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Sedgeford, Kings Lynn and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Pembroke Dock Military Cemetery.
WHITE A G H F
No further information currently available
WHITE E C
No further information currently available
WHITE William (W H)
Private 3/8088, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 27 July 1916. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
WITHERS Richard John
Sergeant 3638, 2/5th Reserve Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at home 12 April 1916. Aged 52. Son of Richard and Eliza Withers of Great Yarmouth; husband of Elizabeth Logan Withers of 9, Clarence Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Aylesbury Cemetery
WHITING Cubitt Reginald (C G)
Rifleman 373976, 8th Battalion, London Regiment. (The Post Office Rifles) 58th London Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 23 March 1918. Aged 20. Son of William and Bridget Whiting of Great Yarmouth. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial
WHITTLETON Edmund Dermis
Private 3/6905, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 27 July 1916. Son of Edmund and Esther Whittleton of 14 Row, 96, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
WIGG William James
Engineman 531/ES, H.M. Drifter “ Ocean Plough”, Royal Naval Reserve. Mined off Lowestoft 27 August 1916. 5 men lost. Husband of Rosina Wigg of Great Yarmouth. Son of Mr and Mrs George Wigg. Born in Yorkshire. William Wigg was 42. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
WIGG William James
Ordinary Seaman SS/5492, H.M.S. “ Hampshire”, Royal Navy. Sunk by a mine off the Orkneys with Lord Kitchener aboard 5 June 1916. 650 men lost. Son of William James and Rosina Wigg of Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth, William Wigg was aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
WIGHTMAN Hubert Douglas
Private G/40773, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Aged 21. Son of Robert and Minnie Wightman of 36, Pier Plain, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in St John’s Wood. Resident of Holloway, London. Formerly with the London Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
WILKINSON Bertie Edwin
Lance Sergeant 8516 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 20 September 1916. Aged 22. Son of John Wilkinson (Fisherman) and Mrs Emily Wilkinson of Cliff Hill, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
WILLIAMS C A
No further information currently available
WILLIAMS Edward Albert
Second Lieutenant, Egyptian Labour Corps, EEF atatched to the Royal Air Force. Died in military hospital in Ismailia. Aged 24. Son of James Samuel and Elizabeth Annie Williams of Swindon (Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour. 2/Lt.E A Williams Norfolk Regiment). Buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery
WILLIAMS John
Private 317477, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds on the Somme. Grave lost 4 September 1916. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
WILLIAMS J C
No further information currently available
WILLIAMS William
[Not included on the War Memorial] Chief Officer, Caister on Sea Coast Guard Station, Royal Navy. Died of illness 26 August 1918. Aged 54. Husband of Mrs Kate Williams of 3, Norfolk Terrace, Caister on Sea, Served in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
WILLIAMS Walter Benjamin
Lance Corporal 6042, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 28 October 1917. Aged 33. Regular soldier. Son of Mr and Mrs John Williams (Fruiterer of Gorleston) of Southtown, Gorleston. Born in Canning Town, West Ham and enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
WILLS John Edwin Boxer (B E B)
Private G/72673, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division. Killed in action at Amiens 23 August 1918. Son of Mrs W. Wills of 42, Bradstone Avenue, Folkestone, Kent. Born in Folkestone and enlisted in Dover. Folkestone resident. (Roll of Honour B.E.B. Wills, Private, Royal Fusiliers). Buried in Gommecourt South Cemetery
WILLSON George Percy
Lamplighter, “The Corton Lightship” Trinity House, Mercantile Marine. Mined on station 21 June 1916. 5 hands lost. Husband of Mrs G. Willson of Great Yarmouth George Willson was 48. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial
WILLSON Harold Stanley
Private (Signaller) 43417, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 4 September 1916. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in North Walsham (CWGC entry (Wilson). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
WILSON Archie Alfred Elijah
Lance Corporal 22940, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Indian Division, Mesopotamia. Killed in action 24 February 1917. Aged 21 Youngest son of William and Frances Wilson of 96, Granville Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born in Reedham and enlisted in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial
WILSON Albert Clare
Sergeant TF/240935, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action in Palestine 21 September 1918. Aged 24. Son of William and Frances Wilson of 96, Granville Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born in Reedham and enlisted in East Dereham. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery
WILSON C
No further information currently available
WILSON Ernest Richard
Private 11173, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 41st Division. Died of wounds 17 December 1916. Aged 33. Husband of Caroline Hannah Wilson of 13, Alderson Road, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Ljissenthoek Military Cemetery
WILSON Richard John (R)
Lance Corporal 1436, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade 8th Division. Killed in action at Fromelles 9 May 1915. Aged 30. Battalion suffered 629 casualties on this day. Son of Mr and Mrs William Wilson of 9 Row, 40, Market Place, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
WILSON William
Engineman 1841/TS, H.M. .Paddle Minesweeper “Ludlow”, Royal Naval Reserve. Mined and foundered off Harwich 29 December 1916. Died of wounds 11 January 1917. Aged 33. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
WILTSHIRE Percy
Major, 1st East Anglian Brigade (TF), Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 25 April 1917. Aged 45. Son of Mr and Mrs C H Wiltshire of Great Yarmouth; husband of Mrs R.Wiltshire of 201 Lowestoft Road, Gorleston. Commanded the 251st Siege Battery. Buried in Haute-Avesnes British Cemetery.
WINTER Victor Edward
Private 6212, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Indian Division. Died in Mesopotamia 31 August 1916. Born in Rochester and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery Iraq.
WOODEN Frederick Thomas
Rifleman A/200629, 16th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 33rd Division. Killed in action 24 September 1918. Aged 38. Enlisted in Colchester. Resident of Newtown, Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Essex and Cambridgeshire Regiments. Buried in Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Gislain
WOODEN Richard Charles
Private G/14833, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Ginchy on the Somme 9 September 1916. Aged 35. Son of Richard and Jessie Wooden of 99, Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Royal Sussex Memorial Chapel in Chichester Cathedral. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
WOODGER Samuel Richmond
Captain, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 23 September 1949 in St. Mary Abbots Hospital, Kensington, London. Husband of Margaret Alice Woodger (nee Holmes), married 1903, of 68, Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth. Born in Newcastle in 1877. In the 1901 census he was the sdon of George E and Sarah C Woodger, aged 24, a Fish Merchant, born Newcastle on Tyne, resident with his parents at 58, South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, born Newcastle, living with his wife and two children, a fish merchant (herrings), resident 68 Southtown Road, Gorleston, Norfolk. Claimed his medals in 1920. In 1920 the Register of Electors shows him as resident with his wife, at "Gable End", Marine Parade North, Gt. Yarmouth. In the 1921 through 1927 he is show in Register of Electors with his wife as resident at 9, St. George's Road, Gt. Yarmouth. ** It would appear this man did not die in the Great War ***
WOODGER Sydney George
Private 79472. 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (The Alberta Regiment). 2nd Canadian Division. Killed in action near Arras 16 April 1917. Aged 30. Born in Great Yarmouth Emigrated and enlisted in Canada. Buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension.
WOODROW Henry John
Private TF/235273, 1/5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. 50th Division. Killed in action during the German May Offensive on the Marne Front 27 May 1918. Aged 31. Husband of Eva Adeline Woodrow of Beccles Road, Thurton, Norton. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Langley, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Soissns Memorial
WOODS Arthur
Private 3591, 2/5th Reserve Battalion Norfolk Regiment (TF). Died at home 19 June 1915. Enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery.
WOODS Albert Shreeve
Rifleman 6731, 1/9th Battalion, London Regiment. (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) 56th London Division. Killed in action on the Somme 9 October 1916. Enlisted in Great Yarmouth Resident of Gorleston. Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
WOODS Charles William
Stoker 1676/U, H.M.S. “Aboukir”, Royal Naval Reserve. Lost when the Cruiser was torpedoed by U9 off the Dutch Coast 22 September 1914. Aged 36. Son of Mr and Mrs William Saddler Woods of Gorleston. Husband of Mary Ann Woods of 8, Avenue Road, Gorleston. Served for 20 years in the R.N.R. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
WOODS John
Lance Corporal 9631, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. 4th Division. Killed in action on the Le Touquet Road 20 October 1914. Aged 25. Son of Henry and Maria Woods of 6, Whittleton’s Place, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial
WOODS Thomas Charles
Stoker 2nd Class K/52148, H.M.S. “Pembroke”, Royal Naval Barracks Chatham, Royal Navy. Died of illness 8 September 1918. Aged 18. Son of Thomas and Agnes Emma Woods of 13, Coronation Terrace, Central Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
WOOLNOUGH Albert John
Sapper 85157, 73rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 1 August 1917. Aged 32. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Buried in The Huts Cemetery
WOOLNOUGH James Arthur
Gunner 59644, 169th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 3 November 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Zuydcoote Military Cemetery
WOOLSEY William George
Private 68823, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 33rd Division. Killed in action 30 September 1918. Aged 20. Son of William Charles and Annie Woolsey of 87, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Noyelles-Sur-Lescaut Communal Cemetery Extension.
WOOLTON Benjamin
[Transcribed as S WOOLTON] Seaman ES1744, Royal Naval Reserve. Died September 1918 in Great Yarmouth. Born 17 May 1876. Aged 42. Death registered in the July to September Quarter 1918. Married Elizabeth Sutton in 1906 in Great Yarmouth. In the 1911 census he is aged aged 33, a fisherman, married to Elizabeth, born Gt. Yarmouth, resident 20 South Market Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. No CWGC entry.
WORTON Henry (H A)
Private SS/16207, 5th Labour Company, Army Service Corps. Died at home 16 June 1917. Aged 45. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Lowestoft Great Yarmouth resident. Buried in Great Yarmouth Old Cemetery
WRAGG John James Wilson Nicholls
Private 330874, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 14 October 1918. Born in Hemsby and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Loos British Cemetery.
WRIGHT A H
No further information currently available
WRIGHT Ernest A
[Not included on Memorial] Roll of Honour and Medal Rolls Private 32260 Norfolk Regiment. Later transferred to Yorkshire Regiment (34423). No further information currently available with SDGW and CWGC. There is also Private 64070, Ernest Edwin Wright, 107th Company, Labour Corps. Formerly 36th Royal Fusiliers. Died at home 8 January 1919. Aged 41. Son of Robert Bailey and Nellie Letitia Wright of Great Yarmouth. Husband of Florence Elizabeth Wright of 3 Row, 135, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
WRIGHT Edward George
Private 43473, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 1 May 1918. Aged 22. Son of Alice and Edward Wright of Great Yarmouth. Born in Great Yarmouth and enlisted in Norwich. Formerly Norfolk Yeomanry. Buried in Houchin British Cemetery.
WRIGHT George Allison
Private 22402, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Montauban 19 July 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr Wright and Mrs Sarah Jane Wright of Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
WRIGHT George Charles
Guardsman 29734, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Guards Division. Killed in action near Cambrai 3 December 1917. Aged 23. Son of Benjamin James and Emily Wright of 77, Wolseley Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louveral
WRIGHT Henry
Chief Stoker Petty Officer (Pensioner) 154818, H.M.S. “Queen Mary”, Royal Navy. Lost with the Battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 47. Born in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
WRIGHT J
No further information currently available
WRIGHT John David
Private TF/320344, 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 74th Yeomanry Division. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 29. Son of John and Marryan Wright of Gorleston. Husband of Mrs M.E. Wright of 33, John Road, Gorleston. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Nieppe-Bois (Rue-Du-Bois) British Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin
WRIGHT William George
Lance Corporal TF/206849, 6th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 19 September 1918. Born in Gorleston and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Gorleston resident Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. (No record found with CWGC.)
WROUGHTON Herbert
Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 74th Yeomanry Division. Killed in action in Palestine 8 December 1917. Aged 26. Son of Frederick William and Margaret Wroughton of 12, Beccles Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
WYMER Henry Edward
Private 8428, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Indian Division. Mesopotamia. Died of wounds 11 December 1914. Born on Acle and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.
WYMER Robert Jacob
Private 22439, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Montauban 1 July 1916. Aged 26. Husband of Emily Elizabeth Wymer of 32, Upper Cliff Road, Gorleston. Born in Moulton, Norfolk and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

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