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HEACHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Carolynn Langley; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

The Memorial is situated on Hunstanton Road, in church grounds. The Memorial gives names, initials and Regiment.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2003

1914 – 1918

ANDERSON  Walter Ernest
Lance Corporal 22967. 1st Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 23rd April 1917. Born Whiting, Nr. Wells, Norfolk. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Commemorated: Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
BARNARD  Ernest George 
Rifleman O/113rd Battalion Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 21st March 1918. Born and lived Heacham. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Panel 81 to 84
BEDINGFIELD   George Henry
Private 9224. 9th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th April 1918. Aged 23. Born Bungay, Suffolk. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of George and Eliza Ann Bedingfield, of Three Ashes, Bungay, Suffolk. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
BENSTEAD   Herbert Matthew 
Lance Corporal. 24066. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 4th August 1916. Aged 19. Born Heacham. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Thomas and Margaret Benstead, of Hillside Cottages, Heacham, Norfolk. Buried: LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE. Ref. I. E. 64.
BEVAN  Reginald
Private 9217. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th October 1915. Born Overbury, Gloucs. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 30 and 31.
BIRD   Alfred
Private 8067 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales' Own). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th April 1917. Born Heacham. Lived King’s Lynn. Enlisted Roeheath. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Bay 1.
BOYCE    George B G
Private 241549. 1st/6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th July 1918. Aged 32. Born Snettisham. Enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Alfred Boyce, of Glen Rose Villa, Heacham, Norfolk; husband of Emma Boyce, of Thistlecroft, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames. Buried: COURMAS BRITISH CEMETERY. Ref. II. F. 4.
BRADFIELD Reuben K 
Private 24071. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 8th October 1918. Born Heacham. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Buried: TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. Ref. V. H. 1.
BRAY  L Albert Victor
Private (Memorial has Lance Corporal) 22958. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds at home on 10th February 1917. Aged 20. Born St. Margaret’s, King’s Lynn. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of the late William and Margaret Bray, of Holt. Buried: HOLT, NORFOLK BURIAL GROUND. Ref. C. 549.
BRAY Benjamin C 
Private 9239 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th October 1915. Born Heacham. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL Panel 30 and 31.
BRAY  Charles William
Lance Corporal 41028. 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. (Formerly 25409 Norfolk Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th August 1917. Aged 28. Born St, Margaret’s, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late William and Margaret Bray. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 70 to 72
BRAYBROOK  Harry E 
Private 204070. 1st/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 6248 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th October 1917. Born and enlisted King’s Lynn. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 19 to 23 and 162
BUCK  William Edward  
Lance Corporal (memorial and CD gives Private) 10185. 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in France and Flanders on 21st July 1916. Born Fakenham, Norfolk. Lived Thorndon, Suffolk. Enlisted Norwich. Brother of Mr. A. Buck, of Gladstone Cottages, Heacham, Norfolk. Buried: COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Ref. II. A. 16.
CHAPMAN A S
Possibly: Alec Stanley Chapman. Lance Serjeant (Memorial has Sergeant) 14290. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th September 1915. Born North Fincham, Middx. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Edith Lucy Chapman. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 30 and 31.
CHILVERS W S
Private, Norfolk. Regiment. No further information available at present.
DENNIS    Leonard John 
Private 69615. 202nd Protection Coy. Royal Defence Corps. Formerly 8142 Middlesex Regiment. Died at home on 2nd February 1918. Aged 23. Born and lived Heacham. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of William and Sarah Dennis, of Chapel Rd., Dersingham. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.
DIX   Albert William
Driver T4/059367. 29th Div. Supply Coy. Army Service Corps. Died in Mesopotamia on 12th August 1915. Born and lived Heacham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY. Ref. II. D. 67.
EWEN   Robert Edward
Private 20660. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 17538 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea on 13th August 1915. Born Sedgeford. Lived Heacham. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
FALKNER Leonard 
Lieutenant. 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 25th September 1915. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.
FAYERS   C V
Private G/64409. 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Died on 10th April 1919. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.
FOWLE   John James
Private 34663. 11th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 24701 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th Jun 1917. Born Dersingham. Lived Heacham. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Mr. J. Fowle, of Caley St. Heacham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE. Ref. I. S. 26.
FRANKLIN   E
Possibly: Ernest John Franklin. Private 15103. 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 8th July 1915. Born Hockwold-cum-Wilton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN. Ref. A. 6. 36.
GRAVER  David 
Lance Corporal 19557. 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 17th July 1916. Born Syderstone, Norfolk. Enlisted Sunderland. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C
GRAVER  Frederick William A 
Private TR10/158270. 51st Garrison Battalion. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.). Died at home on 10th August 1918. Aged 18. Born and Lived Twickenham. Enlisted London. Son of Henry and Alice Graver, of I, Lords Lane, Heacham. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
GROOM  Arthur
Private 18340 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916. Born Heacham. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D
HADLEY, M. C.  Peyton Sheldon
Captain. 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 25th October 1918. Aged 23. Son of W. S. Hadley (Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge) and Edith, his wife, of The Master's Lodge, Pembroke College, Cambridge, and at Heacham, Norfolk. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD. See also Perse School, Cambridge and Cambridge Guildhall
JACKSON.    Bertram Rolfe
Captain. 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 15th September 1916. Aged 31. Son of James and Grace Jackson (nee Blaine), of The Homemead, Heacham, Norfolk. Commemorated: GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS. Sp. Mem. 47.
JELLEY   FJ 
Sergeant Major late K.O.S.B. & Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
JEWELL  George  
Lance Sergeant 12611. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th October 1915. Born Wisbech, Cambs. Enlisted Westminster, Middx. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Jewell, of Station Rd., Heacham, King's Lynn. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL Panel 30 and 31
KAY  A H    
Possibly: Alexander Henry Kay. Lance Corporal 15098 (memorial has Corporal). 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 21st November 1915. Aged 19. Born Briney, Cambs. Enlisted Norwich. Son of J. D. Kay, of Caerleon, Stapleford, Cambridge. Native of Coylton, Ayr. Buried: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY. Ref. I. H. 22.
LAWSON   W G
Private 786. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.) Died 8th May 1915. Born on 21st October 1875 in Docking, Norfolk. The son of Charles Lawson of Heacham. Pte Lawson was a clerk by profession and had spent 12 years in the 8th Hussars. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL. Panel 10 – 58
MALLETT    J B
Petty Officer. HMS Garth Castle. No further information available at present.
MENGHETTI  Victor
(MENGHETTE on CWGC) Private 124110. 58th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt.) Died 8th October 1916. Born on 24th December 1891 in London. His sister, Miss D. Menghette lived at Church Farm, Heacham. Private Menghette was a farmer. Commemorated: VIMY MEMORIAL
MINDHAM  Arthur James
Private 17942. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd October 1917. Aged 30. Born Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mindham, of 2, Alexandra Terrace, Heacham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A
MORRIS  James  
Sapper 1955. 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died at sea on 28th October 1915. Aged 39. Born Bolton, Lancs. Lived Heacham. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of the late John and Sarah Morris, of Bolton; husband of Jeanie Morris, of Heacham, Norfolk. Sapper Morris was a Surveyor. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328.
RICHARDSON William George
Possibly: Company Quartermaster Serjeant 549. 9th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.). Died on 4th February 1916. Aged 43. Born Belgaum, India. Lived Hammersmith. Enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Ellen Richardson; husband of C. Richardson, of 41, Wilson's Rd., Hammersmith. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried: HAMMERSMITH OLD CEMETERY.
RICHES  Alfred John
Rifleman B/201568. Posted to 2nd/10th Bn. London Regiment Rifle Brigade. Formerly T/4/059312 Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 25th April 1918. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Panel 81 to 84
ROYTHORNE  John 
Private 41287. 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 30453 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th April 1918. Aged 40. Born and lived Heacham. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Husband of Agnes Roythorne, of Church Green, Heacham, Norfolk. Buried: HANGARD WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY. Ref. I. D. 20.
RUSSELL Charles Rupert 
Private 240423. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine on 16th November 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Dereham. Son of Benjamin and Vivian Russell, of High St. Heacham, King's Lynn. Buried: BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY. Ref. XXI. V. 37
SMITH  J N
Private. Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
THORNE Arthur Burrell
Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Died 8th May 1918. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.
VINCENT  W J 
Private (Memorial states Lance Corporal) 1045. 7th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 30th December 1914. Aged 41. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Vincent. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.(Not on CD)
WORTHINGTON Arthur
Private 16651. 9th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th October 1917. Aged 38. Born Kensington, Middlesex. Enlisted Leicester. Son of John and Henrietta Worthington, of High St., Heacham, King's Lynn. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 50 to 51

1939 – 1945

ADAM  
A.B. Merchant Marine. No further information available at present.
ANDERSON George Edward
Gunner 1793911. 53 A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery. Died 20th February 1944. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Anderson, of Heacham, Norfolk. Buried: MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI. Ref. 9. D. 1.
BARRETT Donald Arthur  
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1398808. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th June 1943. Aged 19. Son of William and Florence Sarah Barrett, of Heacham Norfolk. Buried: HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY. War Graves Plot. Grave 99.
BOBBINS    Henry Robert James
Private 5773070 5th Bn. Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 2nd July 1940. Aged 19. Son of John Henry and Florence May Bobbins, of Heacham. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
BRADFIELD   George Raymond
Pilot Officer 190455. 86 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th April 1945. Aged 21. Son of George Robert and Mary Bradfield, of Hunstanton, Norfolk. Commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 268.
CROWN    Sidney
Volunteer 12th Norfolk Bn. Home Guard. Died on 29th June 1941. aged 44. Son of William and Eliza Crown; husband of Beatrice Alice Crown, of Heacham. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
DAVIES  F T  
Lieutenant R.N.V.R. No further information available at present.
FOWLE Edmund George James
Stoker 1st Class C/KX 122579. Royal Navy H.M.L.C.P.(L)I. Died 18th July 1943. Aged 25. Son of Percy E. Fowle and Violet L. Fowle, of Heacham. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
FRARY  Reginald Thomas 
Sergeant 655230. Royal Air Force. Died on 14th August 1943. Aged 24. Son of Reginald C. Frary and Annie Frary, of Heacham; husband of Betty Frary. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.
GREEN  Owen Robert Vincent 
Corporal 2091250. 287 Field Company Royal Engineers. Died on 24th June 1943. Aged 36. Son of Owen Robert and Ada Louise Green; husband of Alice Gertrude Athow Green of Heacham, Norfolk. Commemorated: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY. Sp. Mem. 9. M. 9.
GUNTHER Eustace Rolfe 
Second Lieutenant 86103. 72 Searchlight Regt. Royal Artillery. Died 31st March 1940. aged 37. Son of Robert William Theodore and Amy Gunther, of Heacham; husband of Mavis Hilda Dorothea Gunther, of Esher, Surrey. M.A. (Cantab.). Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD. See also Dragon School, Oxford War Memorial
HOWARD  Leslie Frederick
Private 5833592. 2nd Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died on 3rd September 1945. Aged 33. Son of Arthur and Sarah Howard; husband of Evelina Howard, of Congham, Norfolk. Buried: YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY. Ref. Brit. Sec. Q. D. 15.
STENTON John
Flight Lieutenant 47513. Royal Air Force. Died on 11th July 1945. Aged 32. Son of Harold and Cecily Stenton; husband of Violet Marion Stenton, of Heacham, Norfolk. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL. Column 446.
JACKSON  F A C
Pilot Officer R.A.F. No further information available at present.
JACKSON James Bertram 
Second Lieutenant 140543. 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Royal Armoured Corps. Died on 21st August 1940. Aged 22. Son of Bedver B. L. Jackson and of Kathleen C. R. Jackson, of Heacham, Norfolk. Commemorated: IPSWICH CREMATORIUM.
JOHNSON   Norman Wilfred
Driver T/106215. Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 4th October 1941. Aged 42. Son of Fredrick and Emma Johnson; nephew of Kate Rutter, of Merton Park, Surrey. Member Pharmaceutical Society. Buried: SHENLEY (ST. BOTOLPH) CHURCHYARD. Ref. Row 1. Grave 4.
MARTIN  E W 
Driver R.A.S.C. No further information available at present.
PARKER G
Yeoman of Sigs Regiment R.N. No further information available at present.
PATRICK    Sydney Cubitt Matthew
First Radio Officer. S.S. Khedive Ismail (London). Merchant Navy. Died on 12th February 1944. Aged 43. Husband of Mary Anne Patrick, of Kippen, Stirlingshire. Commemorated: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL. Panel 61.Special note: The S.S. Khedive Ismail was being used as a troop ship when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. This resulted in the loss of 1297 people including 77 women.
RICHES  Basil V
Driver T/50636. Royal Army Service Corps. attd. 4 Field Amb. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on 16th January 1940. Aged 31. Son of Frederick and Edith Riches, of Heacham, Norfolk; husband of Daisy Winifred Riches, of Heacham. Buried: CHAMBIERES FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, METZ. Ref. Grave 5.
SKEAT  William Albert
(SKEET on CWGC)  Private 13002874 Pioneer Corps (Norfolk Regiment on memorial). Died on 26th May 1941. aged 43. Son of William and Harriet Skeet; husband of Matilda S. Skeet, of Heacham. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
TAYLOR  John George
Sergeant (W. Op.) 1028370. 158 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th September 1943. Aged 32. Son of John and Edith Ellen Taylor, of Heacham; husband of Edith Mary Taylor. Buried: HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
THORNE D.S.O. Gordon Calthrop
Lieutenant Colonel 13944. Royal Norfolk Regiment, Cdg. 2nd Bn. Cambridgeshire Regiment. Date of death uncertain. Between 2nd and 3rd March 1942. Aged 43. Son of Frederick Gordon and Mabel Thorne; husband of Pamela Thorne. Mentioned in Despatches, 1914-18 War. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL. Column 47.
WILLIAMSON   Lancelot Percy
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 621628. Royal Air Force. Died on 13th July 1945. Aged 25. Son of Percy George and Annie Maud Williamson, of Sedgeford. Buried: FRING (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.
WOODHOUSE  Horace H 
[Memorial incorrectly lists him as Royal Norfolk Regiment and as H W] Private 14726862, 2nd Battalion The Glkasgow Highlanders, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died 15th April 1945. Aged 20. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 7. Row D. Grave 5.

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