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HADDISCOE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Mark Crame 2005

The memorial stands in St Mary's Churchyard at the junction of Church Lane and Church Hill (A143), Haddiscoe, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. It takes the form of a stone cross on a straight shaft with flint set into the front and rear, standing on a two-stepped square base. The First World War dedication and names are cut into the stone on the base and the Second World War dedication and names are on an oval metal plaque attached to the north side of the base. There are 23 names for World War 1 and 7 for World War 2. Within the church for World War 1 is a brass plaque with incised and painted lettering listing the men of Haddiscoe who gave their lives in the Great War and a handwritten Roll of Honour hangs next to it in a wooden frame; for World War 2 there is a wooden plaque with incised and painted lettering listing the men of Haddiscoe who gave their lives in the Second World War.

THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
HAVING DIED THEY ARE NOT DEAD

BALDRY Harry
Private 14384, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 October 1916. Born Toft Monks, enlisted Norwich. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Toft Monks, resident with his parents, Arthur and Elizabeth Baldry, in Thorpe Road, Haddiscoe, Loddon, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Toft Monks, a Farm Labourer, resident with his parents, Arthur and Elizabeth Baldry, in Haddiscoe, Loddon, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
BEEVOR Harold
Private 29321, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born Haddiscoe, Norfolk, enlisted Wroxham, Norfolk, resident Loddon, Norwich. Formerly 45285, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.
BEEVOR Victor
Private 16606. 7th Battalion, Norfolk, Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 21. Born Haddiscoe, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of Victor and Martha Beevor, of Haddiscoe, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
BUXTON Geoffrey
No further information currently available
CULLEY Leonard [Robert]
Gunner 60871, 2nd Heavy Artillery Group, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 25 April 1917. Aged 25. Son of Charles Cully, of Haddiscoe, Norwich. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row J. Grave 7A.
FLAXMAN Absalom [Clayton]
Private 16608, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Born Haddiscoe, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
FLAXMAN [Marcus] Barry
Trimmer 5046TS, H.M. Trawler "Loch Ard", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 10 September 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 27.
GRIMMER George
No further information currently available
GRIMMER Henry [Septimus] aka Harry
Private 14398, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 23. Born Haddiscoe, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Mary Ann Grimmer, of Haddiscoe, Norwich, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
HAINES George [Henry]
Serjeant 200874, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 19 April 1917. Aged 24. Son of George Edward and Dorothy Annie Haines, of Haddiscoe, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 11 to 15.
HAINES Leonard
Rifleman TR/13/84827, 10th Battalion attached 53rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died in United Kingdom 24 October 1918. Aged 18. Buried in HADDISCOE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.
HAYDEN Harry
Rifleman 2083, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 17 March 1915. Born Brandon, Suffolk, enlisted Great Yarmouth, resident Haddiscoe. Son of Arthur and Sybilla Hayden, of Haddiscoe Station, Great Yamouth, Norfolk. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 5. Grave 15.
MEEN Harold [Aubrey]
Corporal 14455, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 26 September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
MILLS William [Charles]
Private G/96971, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died Wednesday 24th April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Charles Henry and Eliza Mills, of Station House, Haddiscoe, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60 and 61.
PATRICK Ernest
No further information currently available
PATRICK William
Private 16612, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Born Haddiscoe, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
RANDLESOME Reginald [Horace]
Lance Corporal 16597, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 24 September 1918. Aged 20. Son of John Randlesome, of Haddiscoe, Norwich, and the late Sarah Randlesome. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Haddiscoe, resident with his parents, John and Sarah Randlesome, in By the Street, Haddiscoe, Loddon, Norfolk. Buried in South-East part of HADDISCOE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.
REVELL William [Edward]
Private 21297, 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 5 July 1916. Aged 22. Born Bunwell, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Haddiscoe. Husband of Alice Revell, of Rockland St. Mary, Norwich. Formerly 19182, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.
STANNARD Walter [Henry]
Private 18512, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25 July 1916, wounded 23 July 1916 sent to 44 Casualty Clearing Station where he died of groin, lower back and abdominal wounds. Aged 30. Born Spexhall, enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Maria Stannard, of Spexhall, Suffolk; husband of Mary Anne (nee Gowing) Stannard, of Cliff Cottage, Haddiscoe, Loddon, Norfolk, married 1910 in Loddon. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 49.
SYMONDS Henry
Engineman 472ES, H.M. Drifter Golden Rule, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in Dover Raid 15 February 1918. Aged 35. Born 2 April 1893 at Toft Monks. Son of William and Mary Ann Symonds, of Toft Montes, Haddiscoe, Norwich; husband of Marian Ellen Symonds, of 3, Factory Street, Lowestoft. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, a Drift Net Fisherman, born Toft Monks, Norfolk, married to Marian Ellen, with three sons and two daughters, resident 14 Oulton Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 31. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft
WRIGHT George
Private 5588, 1st Battalion, Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23 November 1914 at Ypres. Born in Toft Monks in 1877, enlisted Beccles. Brother of Mr. Joseph Wright, of Guyton Cottages, Toft Monks later 29 Dalman Square, South Town, Great Yarmouth. In the 1881 census he was aged 5, a scholar, resident with his parents, James The Younger and Mary Ann Wright, near Maypole Green, Toft Monks, Loddon, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, boarding with the Palmer family at Haddiscoe, working as a farm labourer. He enlisted in 1900 in the Norfolk Regiment, aged 24, and was posted to India, serving in Darjeeling until 1908. He re-enlisted 4 April 1912 for four years. Hweight 5 feet 5 inches, weight 124 lbs, chest 34 inches, fresh complexdion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Qualified Stretcher Bearer. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4.
YOUNGS Isadore [Jacob]
[Also spelt Isidore] Private 28857, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 June 1917. Aged 27. Born 30 March 1890 and resident Haddiscoe, enlisted Norwich. Son of Isaac and Sarah Ann Youngs. Attested 7 September 1914 at Norwich, aged 24 years 162 days, resident Haddiscoe, Farm Labourer, unmarried, posted 12 September 1914, discharged as medically unfit and not likely to become an efficient soldier 20 October 1914, later recalled, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 148 lobs, chest 35 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 13.
1939-1945
BEEVOR John [W]
Corporal 518096, Royal Air Force. Died 15 April 1941. Aged 28. Son of Victor and Laura Martha Beevor, of Haddiscoe, Norfolk. Buried in PIETERMARITZBURG (FORT NAPIER) CEMETERY, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Row D. Grave 2.
CULLEY Leonard [Pinfold]
Flight Sergeant 1802431, 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 January 1945. Aged 21. Son of William Charles and Hephzibah May Culley, of Haddiscoe, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 450.

MEEN Neville [James]
Sergeant 1443704, 142 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 August 1943. Aged 22. Son of Frederick J. and Rose Meen, of Haddiscoe, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 9, Column 1.
READ Jack
Seaman LT/JX 186673, H.M. Trawler Rodino, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 24 July 1940. Aged 32. Son of John Richard and Annie Maria Read, of Haddiscoe, Norfolk. Buried in DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY, Kent. Row G. Joint grave 24.
RUSTED John [Robert]
Private 5772783, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 21 May 1940. Aged 20. Son of Elijah John and Elisabeth Rusted, of Haddiscoe, Norfolk. Buried in CHERCQ CHURCHYARD, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave 9.
 Not Recorded:
BRABBEN Fredrick [James]
Private 300006, 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment who died age 35 on 28 August 1917 Son of William Brabben, of Thorpe, Haddiscoe, Norfolk; husband of Adelaide Brabben, of 4, Walmer Rd., Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A. (NOT ON MEMORIAL or BOARDS)
STONE John William
Lance Corporal E/490, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born Ddiscoe, enlisted London, S.W., resident Dalston. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Haddiscoe, resident with his parents, James and Fanny Stone, at Haddiscoe Station, Haddiscoe, Loddon, Norfolk where his father was Station Master. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Haddiscoe, a Draper's Assistant, boarding at 11 Salisbury Road Dalston N E, St John At Hackney, London & Middlesex. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 15.
 Also mention of (war unknown, details unknown)
MACK South
Died of Wounds - No further information currently available
MACK Edmund
possibly Lieut-Commander GEORGE EDMUND MACK H.M.S. Orlando, Royal Naval Reserve who died age 54 on 18 November 1941 Son of George and Helen A. Mack; husband of Marie Irene Corbeil Mack. Buried in MILLPORT NEW CEMETERY
JENNIS Edward
No further information currently available
GRIMMER Charles
Squadron Leader 685482G, RAF Uxbridge, Royal Air Force. Died 23 September 1988. Aged 45. Born 11 March 1943. Cremated at EARLHAM CREMATORIUM, Norwich.
PITCHER Cecil
No further information currently available

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