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HARDWICK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Mick Tilley 2007

A stone plaque inside St Margaret's Church. It lists the men of both Hardwick and neighbouring Shelton who fell in both world wars. A similar plaque in Shelton church lists the same men but notes where and when they died and from which village they came. This has been inserted in the table below, where (H) denotes Hardwick and (S) Shelton. The names have been sorted into alphabetical order here.

Photograph Copyright © Mick tilley 2007

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
HARDWICK AND SHELTON
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

ALEXANDER Felix Edward
KPrivate 241770, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died in France 14th November 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted Noriwch. Son of E. J. and L. R. Alexander, of Hardwick Hall, Long Stratton, Norfolk. Formerly 2941, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B, 11 B and 12 B. On plaque (H). See also Shelton.
BETTS Reuben
Sergeant 8236, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action in France 21st March 1918. Born Shelton, enlisted Doncaster, resident Long Stretton (sic - Stratton). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8. On plaque (H). See also Shelton.
BROCK Albert
Private 19164, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France 15th September 1916. Aged 27. Born Startson, enlisted Norwich. Son of Samuel and Emma J. Brock, of Hardwick, Norwich, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D. On plaque (H). See also Shelton.
GOLDSMITH Philip [James]
Private 5529, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusilierss), London Regiment. Killed in action in France 7th October 1916. Born Slarston (sic - Starston), enlisted Handel Street, resident Long Stratton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Goldsmith, of Hardwick, Long Stratton, Norfolk, brother of Waldron (below). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B. On plaque (H). See also Shelton.
GOLDSMITH Waldron [John]
Acting Bombardier, 326th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in France 15th June 1917. Aged 26. Born Starston, enlisted Woolwich, Kent, resident Long Stratton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Goldsmith, of Hardwick, Long Stratton, Norfolk, brother of Philip (above). Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION , Nord, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 6. On plaque (H). See also Shelton.
HANNER Frederick [George]
Private 22361, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France 5th October 1916. Born Starston, enlisted Norwich. Buried in CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot XI. Row J. Grave 7. On plaque (H). See also Shelton.
HOWLETT Robert
Corporal 1895, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in the Dardanelles (Gallipoli) 19th August 1915. Aged 22. Born Hapton, enlisted Long Stratton. Son of Mrs. Jane Howlett, of Hardwick, Long Stratton, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. On plaque (H). See also Shelton.
LADBROOKE

Arthur

Gunner 234196, "D" Battery, 235th Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France 31st May 1918. Enlisted Wrexham, Denbighshire, resident Norwich. Buried in BAVELINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 8. On plaque (S). See also Shelton

LIGHTON Edward Charles
[Memorial states killed 1916] Private 56661, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action in France 23rd April 1918. Aged 19. Born Shelton, enlisted Wroxham. Son of Walter and Eliza Lighton, of Hardwick, Long Stratton, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 45 and 46. On plaque (H). See also Shelton.
LIGHTON George Edward W
Killed in France 1918. - Born 1879 Shelton, Norfolk. Son of David & Mary Jane Lighton (brother of John Lighton - below). There is a mesdal card for george Lihgton, Corporal 09780, Army Ordnance Corps. Enlisted 21 September 1915, discharged 5 July 1917 sick under Para 392 XVI N.K. but no civil death record from July 1917 to December 1918 or GRO Military War Deaths July 1917 - December 1918. - No further information currently available. See also Shelton
LIGHTON

John

Private TF.6397, 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action in France 17th August 1916. Aged 22. Enlisted Norwich, resident Shelton. Son of David Lighton, of Shelton, Lang Stratton, Norwich, and the late Mary Jane Lighton. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XVI. Row A. Grave 21. On Plaque (S). See also Shelton

NOBBS

Edward George

Private 43358, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France 24th November 1916. Aged 22. Born Long Stratton, enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Elizabeth Nobbs, of Denton, Harleston, Norfolk. Formerly 2672, Norfolk Yeomanry. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot XLI. Row H. Grave 3. On Plaque (S). See also Shelton

RACKHAM

Sidney Charles

Private 325585, 1st/9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action in France 23rd April 1917. Aged 26. Born Fritton, enlisted Norwich, resident Long Stratton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Rackham, of Shelton, Long Stratton, Norfolk. Formerly 5451, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8. On Plaque (S). See also Shelton

SHELDRAKE Arthur Frederick
[Listed as SHEKLARKE on SDGW, memorial states killed] Rifleman 41561, 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died in France 23rd March 1918. Aged 26. Born Norfolk, enlisted Hempnall, resident Hardwick. Son of Robert and Eliza Sheldrake, of Hardwick, Norwich. Formerly 1884, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 74 to 76. On plaque (H). See also Shelton.
STONE Bertie Edward
[B.E. STONE on on plaque (H) and B.S. STONE on on plaque (S)] Leading Signalman 229302, H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Navy. Lost at sea with H.M.S. Cressy 22nd September 1914. Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stone, of Howe, Brooke, Norfolk; husband of Ada Stone, of Shelton, Long Stratton, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 3. On plaque (S). See also Shelton
WILBY Frederick George
Private G/4794, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France 30th August 1915. Aged 19. Born Bungay, enlisted Norwich. Son of Frederick and Mary Ann Wilby, of Norman's Farm, Tivetshall St. Mary, Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 4. On plaque (S). See also Shelton
1939-1945

COOKE

Charles Thomas

[Memorial states of HARDWICK] Pribvate 5772674, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Killed during the Japanese invasion of SIngapore 11th-15th February 1942. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cooke; nephew of Rebecca Louisa Lemon, of Hapton, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAl, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 50. On plaque H. See also Shelton

THE PEACE OF GOD WHICH PASSETH UNDERSTANDING
KEEP THEM FOR EVERMORE.

Last updated 30 October, 2010

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