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GUNTHORPE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

Gunthorpe is a remote village near Fakenham. The Gunthorpe Village memorial is a granite cross, mounted on a plinth standing in a gravel area, with a low granite border around it, in the grounds of St Mary the Virgin Church, Gunthorpe. It contains 9 names for World War 1, none for World War 2. Within the church is a hand painted illuminated Roll of Honour containing the same names as the war memorial.

 
Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007
 

FOR GOD
FOR KING
FOR COUNTRY
IN GLORIOUS MEMORY OF

BUNN

Charles

Private TF/321055, 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 74th Yeomanry Division, Palestine. Killed in action in Palestine 11th March 1918. Aged 38. Son of Charles & Kezia Bunn of Gunthorpe Born in Gunthorpe and enlisted in Norwich Farm labourer. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine.

CHAPMAN

Arthur

possibly John Arthur Chapman Private 3780, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 21st August 1915. Born Moulton St Mary's, Great Yarmouth and enlisted in East Dereham. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial

DENHAM

James

No further information currently available

OLIPHANT

Marcus Francis

Second Lieutenant, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment 54th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 12th August 1915. Aged 29. Son of The Rev Francis Oliphant & Mrs Elizabeth Oliphant. Born Stoke on Trent. Educated at Rugby School. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial Gallipoli, Turkey.

PRICE

George Dufort

Private 43397, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 18th November 1917. Aged 32. Son of William & Fanny Price of Parwich, Derbyshire. Husband of Ada Constance Price of "Seymour" Gunthorpe. Enlisted in Fakenham. Buried in Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium

SHEARING

George

Private 43341, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action near Arras 15th May 1917. Enlisted in Fakenham. Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux En Gohelle

SHENNAN

Douglas Francis Fairfax

Lieutenant, 'D' Company, 4th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 27th. Division. Killed in action near Belewaarde Wood, Ypres 8th May 1915. Aged 22. Son of David Anderson Shennan (Company Director) and Mrs Dolores Margarita Shennan of 28, Chesham Place London. Born in Belgravia. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Gazetted from Trinity College into the regular army in September 1913. Included on St Peters Church, Eaton Square, Belgravia War Memorial and the Cambridge University War List.Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

STEVENS

Geoffrey William

Private TF/202344, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th. Division. Killed in action during the German April offensive in Flanders 26th April 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mr Stevens and Mrs Charlotte Stevens of Gunthorpe. Born in Gunthorpe and enlisted in Norwich. Territorial. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium

WARNES

Richard

Corporal 18119, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Vermelles 26th March 1916. Aged 46. Son of Mr & Mrs S.E. Warnes. Born in Bale, near Gunthorpe and enlisted in Norwich Resident of Gunthorpe. Employed as a Warrener. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery

WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
R.I.P.
THESE DIED IN WAR THAT WE AT PEACE MIGHT LIVE
THESE GAVE THEIR BEST, SO WE OUR BEST SHOULD GIVE
NOT FOR THEMSELVES FOR JUSTIVE FREEDOM RIGHT
THEY FOUGHT AND BID US FORWARD TO THE FIGHT

Last updated 21 May, 2007

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