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HARLESTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed David Neville; Researched Lynda Smith 2005
additional information Mick Tilley

A cross beside the main road in a small well-tended garden area not far from the St John the Baptist Church.

Photograph Copyright © David Neville 2005

1914-1918

ALDERTON

Herbert Arthur
Serjeant 200525. ‘C’ Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd August 1918. Aged 24. Born Haverhill, Suffolk. Enlisted Harleston. Son of Mr. R. T. and Mrs. M. A. Alderton, of Thorofare, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France. Ref. IV. H. 23.

BACON

Arthur James
Private 25256. (25250 on CD). ‘B’ Company, 12th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd August 1917. Aged 34. Born Harlesden, Middlesex (perhaps this should be Harleston). Lived Child’s Hill, Middlesex. Enlisted Mill Hill. Son of the late Henry and Rosa Bacon, of Needham Rd., Harleston, Norfolk; husband of Ethel Louise Bacon, of 50, West St., Crawley, Sussex. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.

BALDWIN

Charles
Private 2062. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli on 18th September 1915. Aged 22. Born Top Croft, Norfolk. Enlisted Brook, Norfolk. Son of George Baldwin, of Marsh House, Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Turkey. Sp. Mem. B. 46.

BENTHAM

Archibald Thomas
Sapper 194995. 14th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died in France & Flanders on 22nd September 1917. Aged 28. Born Haynford, Norfolk. Enlisted Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Son of Supt. T. Bentham, of North Walsham, Norwich; husband of Lilian Bentham, of 19, Ramnoth Rd., Walsoker, Wisbech, Cambs. Buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Nord, France. Ref. III. E. 167.

BORRETT

Frederick Arthur
Lance Corporal 201963. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Aged 29. Born Redenhall, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Harriet Borrett, of Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXX. F. 16.

BORRETT

John Samuel
Sapper 85513. 209th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in France & Flanders on 10th July 1917. Aged 31. Born Wortwell, Norfolk.. Lived Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Harriet Borrett, of Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: St. Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent Pas De Calais, France. Ref. III. A. 18.

BORRETT

Stanley Frank
Photograph Copyright © Chris Harley 2008
Lance Corporal 29773. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th October 1917. Aged 22. Born Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Harriet Borrett, of Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. A. 17.

BROWN

Allen
Private 28686. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th October 1916. Aged 31. Born, lived and enlisted Harleston. Son of Robert and Esther Brown, of Jay's Green, Harleston, Norfolk; husband of Harriet Elizabeth Brown, of Wilson Square, Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

BROWN

Alb.
No further information available at present.

BUCK

Arthur Louis
Serjeant 14447. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 6th March 1917. Aged 24. Born Hoxton, Middlesex. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Buck, of London Rd., Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery Pas De Calais, France. Ref. IV. B. 36.

BUSSEY

Frederick Arthur
Private 205858. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly 265414 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 25th October 1917. Lived Harleston. Enlisted Saxmundham, Suffolk. Buried: Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VI. K. 15.

CAREY

Herbert Jesse
Private 41584. 2nd/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly 25249 Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 15th April 1918. Born Woodton, Norfolk. Enlisted Harleston. Buried: Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France. Ref. III. D. 14.

COOK

Charles
Lance Corporal 21163. 9th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 19542 Norfolk Regiment. Died in Salonika on 9th October 1918. Aged 22. Born Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Eliza Cook, of Sale Yard, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece. Ref. 284.

COOK

Frederick James
[CWGC & CD both give James Frederick]. Private 41305. 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 5476 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd September 1918. Aged 40. Lived Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Liest, of Meedham, Harleston; husband of Mrs. F. E. Bussey (formerly Cook), of Mendham Lane, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Rancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. B. 15.

COOPER

George Clarence
Private 21165. 6th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 19422 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 2nd October 1916. Aged 20. Son of Harriett Cooper, of ‘The Common,’ Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Etretat Churchyard, Seine Maritime, France. Ref. II. C. 13A.

COOPER

Percy Banyard
Private 18464. 10th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died at home on 15th February 1915. Aged 19. Born Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Banyard and Harriett Cooper, of The Common, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Felixstowe (Walton) Cemetery, Suffolk.

DALLISTON

Edward Bly
Corporal M1/7973. 52nd Motorised Transport Company (Aldershot), Army Service Corps. Died at home on 1st December 1915. Aged 43. Born Denton, Norfolk. Lived Kew, London. Enlisted London. Son of Henry William and Elizabeth Dalliston; husband of Louisa Dalliston, of II, Cambridge Cottages, Kew. Served in the South African and the Somaliland Campaigns. Buried: Richmond Cemetery, Surrey. Ref. W. 5518.

DOVE

George Harold
Lance Corporal 19604. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 25th March 1916. Born and enlisted Great Yarmouth. Buried: Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Ref. V. B. 85.

DOWLING

Denis William
Shoeing Smith Corporal 68763. 9th Battery, 41st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 21st March 1918. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Harleston. Son of William and Minnie Dowling, of High Rd., Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt Somme, France. Ref. X. E. 17.

DURRANT

Lombe Atthill
Second Lieutenant. 65 Squadron, Royal Air Force and General List. Died on 6th June 1918. Aged 25. Son of George and Mary K. Durrant, of 3, Turle Mansions, Tollington Park, Finsbury Park, London. Native of Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Vignacourt British Cemetery Somme, France. Ref. III. D. 11.

FARLEY

Michael Francis
Private 37736. 7th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd March 1917. Born Folkestone, Kent. Lived Harleston. Enlisted Camberley, Surrey. Buried: Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt Somme, France. Ref. VII. D. 8.

FEAVIOUR

William Clacy
Serjeant 1838. 2nd Battalion Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 6th December 1916. Aged 35. Lived Watford, Herts. Enlisted Armoury House. Son of Robert Feaviour, of Harleston, Norfolk; husband of the late Blanche Sarah Feaviour. Buried: Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet Somme, France. Ref. II. B. 9.

FROST

George Henry
Private 200533. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Born Redenhall, Norfolk. Enlisted Harleston. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panels 12 to 15.

FROST

WB
No further information available at present.

GOFFIN

Frederick James
Private 31213. 12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th September 1918. Born Wroxham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. VIII. O. 6.

GOLDSMITH

John
Private 203211. 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly 5433 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th March 1918. Born and lived Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Henry Goldsmith, of Brood St., Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Ref. XIV. B. 7.

GOWER

Austin Arthur
Lance Corporal 14441. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916. Aged 24. Born Wortwell, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert Edward Gower, of Low St., Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier And Face 1 C And 1 D.

HAZARD

William Noel
Second Lieutenant. 14th Battalion Welsh Regiment. Killed in action on 27th August 1918. Aged 25. Son of William Henry and Marguerite Hazard, of Caltofts, Harleston, Norfolk. Native of Pulham St. Mary, Harleston. Buried: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Ref. XXII. G. 3.

HEWITT

Ernest Frederick
Private 200596. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine on 28th April 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Norwich. Brother of Mr. L. J. Hewitt, of Low St., Woodton, Bungay, Norfolk. Native of Flixton, Bungay. Buried: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery Egypt. Ref. B. 171.

HEWITT

F. J.
No further information available at present.

HINES

William John
Lance Corporal 6639. 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 22nd October 1914. Aged 24. Born Waterford, Cork. Lived Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Martin, of Mill Terrace, Joy's Green, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Poperinge Communal Cemetery Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. A. 1.

JAMES

G. E. J.
Private 67272. Royal Fusiliers, posted to 2nd/1st Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died on 20th September 1917. Aged 25. Husband of Florence May James, of The Street, Dickleborough, Scole, Norfolk. Buried: Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. C. 35. (Not found on CD).

JOHNSON

Thomas James
Bombardier 876027. 411th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th April 1918. Aged 34. Born Pulham St Mary. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Herbert Johnson, of Norfolk; husband of Gertrude Alice Dennis (formerly Johnson), of Police Station, Grimston, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried: Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. N. 8.

MARKWELL

Herbert Charles
Private 29166. 1st/6th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly 46003 Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th October 1917. Aged 30. Born and lived Wortwell, Norfolk. Enlisted Harleston. Husband of Martha Markwell, of High St., Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Tyne Cot Cemetery Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VI. F. 2.

MITCHELL

Reginald James
Private 40020. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd October 1917. Aged 20. Born Burgh Apton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Harriet E. Mitchell, of Pulham Market, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay Pas De Calais, France. Ref. II. M. 10.

NUTHALL

E. W.
Possibly: Sergeant 4374. 1st Regiment (Inf), South African Infantry. Died on 10th April 1918. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 15 - 16 and 16A.

OLLEY

Clare Davey
Private 21039. 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died on 9th May 1917. Aged 28. Born at Wortwell, Norwich. Son of William and Rose Olley husband of Mary Jane Olley, of 276, Burley Rd., Leeds. Buried: Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery. Ref. Screen Wall. Alternative Commemoration - buried in Leeds (General) Cemetery.

OSBORNE

John Edward
Private 15045. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916. Aged 22. Born Hellhoughton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Sylvia Osborne, of Harpley, Norfolk. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier And Face 1 C And 1 D.

OXBORROW

James Edwin
(Spelt Oxborough on CD & CWGC). Private 16540. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 5th March 1916. Commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 10

PALLENT

Richard
Private 33240. 13th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th July 1917. Born Strenbrook, Suffolk. Lived Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, Somme, France. Ref. I. D. 19.

PAYNE

P. J.
No further information available at present.

PECK

William Henry
Lance Corporal 25397. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd April 1917. Born and enlisted Harleston. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

PHILLIPS

J.
No further information available at present.

RAY

Herbert Edward
Private 2661. Leicestershire Yeomanry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th May 1915. Born Diss. Lived Harleston. Enlisted Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

RAYNER

Leonard Arthur
Private 10750. 2nd Battalion Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th October 1917. Born Norfolk. Lived Hornsey. Enlisted Mill Hill. Son of Arthur Frank and Elizabeth Ann Rayner, of Harleston, Norfolk; husband of Doris Kathleen Rayner (nee Martin), of ‘Kia-Ora,’ 51, Ethelbert Gardens, Ilford, Essex. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 7.

REEVE

Hector Macdonald
Private 79288. 11th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly TR/LON/136524. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 6th September 1918. Born and lived Wortwell. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. IV. E. 7.

RICHES

Henry George
(George Henry on CWGC). Private 28489. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th August 1916. Aged 20. Born Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Riches, of The Common, Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

ROUSE

H.
No further information available at present.

SADLER

Robert
Private 300093. 1st/7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly 2906 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment in which he enlisted in September 1914. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th August 1917. Aged 21. Born Hardley, Norfolk. Lived Alburgh, Norfolk. Enlisted Harleston. Son of Daniel and Alice Sadler, of ‘Tunbeck,’ Alburgh, Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.

SAUNDERS

Herbert Waller
Private 41953. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 9718 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 2nd August 1917. Aged 19. Born Stradbroke, Suffolk. Lived Wortwell, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Albert E. and Lottie Saunders, of Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Ref. XXII. N. 20.

SAUNDERS

James Edward
Private 22302. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th September 1918. Aged 26. Born Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Albert E. and Lottie Saunders, of Hillside Cottage, Low St., Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon Aisne, France. Ref. I. H. 7.

SAYER

Thomas Edward
Private 12731. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 7th November 1918. Born Harleston, Norfolk. Enlisted St Paul’s Churchyard, Middlesex. Buried: Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Ref. II. D. 1.

SHORT

Charles
Gunner 30828. 7th Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Salonika on 3rd October 1918. Aged 30. Born Bungay, Suffolk. Lived Wortwell, Norfolk. Enlisted Great Yarmouth. Son of William and Susan Short, of High St., Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk; husband of Beatrice Short, of 59, Sheringham Avenue, Manor Park. London. Buried: Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece. Ref. 224.

SMITH

Philip
Private 19353. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, transferred to (405077) 864th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th October 1917. Born Fressingfield, Norfolk. Lived Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. A. 3.

STAFF

Reginald
Corporal 14565. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916. Born Flixton, Suffolk. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

STONE

J. W.
No further information available at present

TIDMAN

Percy Robert
Private 16925. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd April 1917. Aged 23. Born Harleston. Enlisted London. Son of William Tidman, of Broad St., Charleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas De Calais, France. Bay 3.

TIDMAN

W
No further information currently available

TURNER

EW
No further information currently available

TURNER

Robert Joshua
Corporal 21248. 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 10th October 1917. Aged 33. Husband of Phoebe Cordelia Turner, of Lush Bush, Redenhall, Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.

WALLER

William A.
Private 1617. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli on 13th September 1915. Born Redinghall, Norfolk. Enlisted Harleston. Commemorated: 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Turkey. Sp. Mem. C. 8.

WARD

FJ
No further information currently available

WARNE(S)

Donald George
Private 2327. 1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Died in Malta on 12th November 1915. Aged 22. Born Redenhall, Norfolk. Lived Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Jane E. Warnes, of Redenhall, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Pieta Military Cemetery Malta. Ref. D. V. 3.

WEBB

Frederick John
Rifleman 3691, 1st/8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) . Died 21st May 1916. Aged 23. Son of Jonathan and Annie Webb, of Redenhall Rd., Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

WEBB

Horace
Corporal 3/10243. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th July 1916. Aged 25. Born Harleston. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Alvina Webb, of London Rd., Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

WHITAKER

R
No further information currently available

WOOLERTON

R
No further information currently available

1939-1945

BRETT

CD
No further information available at present.

CALVER

LVC
No further information available at present.

CHAMBERLAINE

H
No further information available at present.

CHAPMAN

Herbert Samuel
Lance Corporal 7017985, 10th (2nd Battalion, The Tower Hamlets Rifles) Battalion, Rifle Brigade Died: 6th July 1944. Aged 24. Son of Walter Samuel J. and Florence Louisa Chapman, of Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 11.

DAVIES

AF
No further information available at present.

DRAKE

Harry John
Lieutenant 269431, 5th Battalion,Wiltshire Regiment,.Died 26th August 1944. Son of Wilfred Harry and Dorothy Alice Drake, of Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: St. Desir War Cemetery Calvados, France. Ref. IV. C. 1.

DUFFY

JJ
Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 1312519, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd June 1944. Aged 27. Son of James and Bridget Duffy; husband of Dorothy Lily Duffy, of Wortwell, Norfolk. Buried:: Malabo Cemetery, Bioko Equatorial Guinea. Prot. Sec. Grave 1.

FARROW

FS
Probably: Frederick Stanley FARROW, Driver T/14247090, 354 Gen. Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 21/08/1943. Aged 23, Son of Frederick Harry and Rosa Emily Farrow; husband of Ivy Edna Farrow. Buried: Enfidaville War Cemetery Tunisia. Ref. II. A. 16.

HARDY

Percy Frederick

Private 5780467, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 13th November 1940. Aged 28. Son of Frederick John and Ada Elizabeth Hardy; husband of Gertrude May Hardy, of Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery Lincolnshire. Ref. Sec. 116. Row A. Grave 2.

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HOWARD

Dennis Marshall
Second Lieutenant 201370, The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 21st July 1942. Aged 23. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Son of Harry Fredrick and Persis Jenery Howard, of Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: Florence War Cemetery Italy. Ref. I. E. 4.

HOWARD

LC
Possibly: Leonard George HOWARD, Private 5769861, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 31st August 1943. Aged 34. Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref 2. N. 53.

JOHNSON

Frank Walter
Chief Petty Officer C/JX 128624, H.M. Submarine ‘Triad’, Royal Navy. Died 20th October 1940 . Aged 29. Son of William Gower Johnson and Emma Johnson; husband of Dorothy Ethel Johnson, of Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial. Reference: 34, 2.

LAIT

John [Frederick]
Sergeant 928878, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th January 1942. Aged 19. Son of Charles and Doreen Lait, of Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated on Malta Memorial. Panel 4, Column 1.

LOOME

James Robert
Private 5774840, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 6th March 1944. Aged 38 Son of William James Loome and Edith Loome; husband of Ida Ellen Maud Loome, of Swanton Morley, Norfolk. Commemorated: Yokohama War Cemetery Japan. Ref. : Brit.Sec. J. B. 8.

LOVE

GA
Probably: George Albert LOVE, Corporal 7644990, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 9th July 1944. Aged 32. Son of Albert and Alice P. Love; husband of Dorothy M. Love, of Denton, Norfolk. Buried in Arezzo War Cemetery. Ref: I. E. 28.

LUSHER

N
Probably: LUSHER, NOEL - Flight Sergeant (Obs.) 581401, 106 Sqdn., Royal Air Force. Died 26th August 1941. Buried: Frederikshavn Cemetery Denmark. Ref. Allied Plot. Grave 8.

MATHEWSON

Thomas Ivor
MATHEWSON, THOMAS IVOR - Squadron Leader (Pilot) 33323, 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 12th February 1942. Aged 23. Son of Flying Offr. T. F. Mathewson, R.A.F., and of Violet Theresa Mathewson, of Redenhall, Norfolk. Buried: The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Ref. Allied Plot. Row 2. Grave 24.

PEARCE

HE
No further information available at present.

PEMBERTON

Richard Herbert Stote
Lieutenant H.M.S. Southampton, Royal Navy. Died 11th January 1941. Son of Bertram Roper Stote Pemberton and Norma Augusta Pemberton, of Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel/Column: 41, 1.

SNELLING

Godfrey William
Gunner 983020, 11 (Honourable Artillery Coy.) Regt., Royal Horse Artillery. Died 14th November 1942. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Snelling, of Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: Alamein Memorial Egypt.Column 14.

TURNER

LL
Probably: Lewis Leslie TURNER - Driver 4855612, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 13th February 1942. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial Column 68.

WARDEN

EJ
Probably: Edward Jack WARDEN - Private 5772422, 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 6th June 1944. Aged 30. Son of Hannah Warden; husband of Anne E. Warden, of Hackney, London. Buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Ref. II. D. 1.

WILES

Arthur William
Leading Stoker C/K 57685, H.M.S. Woolwich, Royal Navy. Died 29th June 1943. Aged 41 . Son of Arthur William and Susan Wiles; husband of Eva Wiles, of Harleston, Norfolk. Buried: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Egypt. Ref. 5. C. 15.

WISKEN

Walter
Corporal 5771946, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 24th July 1943. Aged 29. Son of Walter and Lilian Wisken, of Harleston, Norfolk. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Column 48.

Special Panel to Private Henry Ward Norfolk’s First VC
78th Regiment 1823 to 1867

WARD, VC
Henry
Quartermaster Sergeant. Born 1823, Harleston. Died 12 September 1867, Malvern Worcestershire. Buried in Great Malvern Cemetery, Worcestershire. At the time of his V.C. he was a Private with the 78th Regiment. Indian Mutiny 1857 - First Releif of Lucknow - 25th September 1857 - At Lucknow, he was escorting the dhoolie containing LieutenantHavelock. Another wounded man, Private Pilkimgton, threw himself into the dhoolie. The bearers were about to drop this double load, but Ward compelled them to remain by his example, exertions and cheerfulness. Under heavy fire, the dhooliewas brought to the 'Baillie Guard' in safety. Ward later became Lieutenant Havelock's servant.

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