War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2017
Hedenham memorials are to be found in the parish church Hedneham, Norfolk.
The World War 1 memorial is a marble plaque with a frame effect which
surrounds the inscriptions and names. The World War 2 plaque is below
the World War 1 plaque in a light marble.
Copyright © Michael Peck 2017
THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY
Sidney Last Fairhead. Lance Corporal 6824. 1st Battalion, Norfolk
Regiment. Died of wounds Bailleul 6th May 1915. Son of William and
Mary Ann Fairhead of Frogs Hall Farm, Hedenham, Norfolk. Husband
of Bertha Fairhead (nee Jeffry) of New Buildings, Weare Gifford,
Bideford, DEV. Born 24th December 1885 Thwaite St Mary and enlisted
26th January 1904 Norwich (released to Army Reserve 25th January
1911, mobilized Norwich 5th August 1914), Norfolk. Buried Bailleul
Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord). I.E.167.
43213. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 11th August 1918. Grandson
of William and Sarah Fenn, son of George Arthur and Fanny Green
and nephew of William and Alice Utting. Born 1887 Woodton, Norfolk
and enlisted Bungay, SFK. Buried Glageon Communal Cemetery. B.6.
Robert Marshall. Private 107450. 2nd Regiment, Canadian Mounted
Rifles. Died of wounds (shelling near Dickiebusch) 8th October 1915,
Son of Rev. Robert M and Edith Marshall of 76 Philbeach Gardens,
Earls Court, LND. Born 21st August 1872 Hedenham, Norfolk and enlisted
8th December 1914 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian record
notes ‘12 years previous military service with 19th Hussars’. Commemorated
Ridge Wood Military Cemetery. II.M.11.
41670. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 5252 Norfolk Regiment.
Died of wounds War Hospital, Southampton 9th May 1917. Son of Henry
and Elizabeth Riches. Born 1887 Hedenham, enlisted Norwich and resident
Hedenham, Norfolk. Buried Hedenham (St Peter) Churchyard.
Corporal 23858. C Company, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed
in action 14th October 1917. Son of Benjamin and Emma Riches of
Hedenham, Norfolk. Born 15th February 1896 Hedenham and enlisted
Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
21205. 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment, formerly 18689 Norfolk Regiment.
Killed in action 26th October 1917. Son of Isaac and Ellen L Sampson
of Hedenham, husband of Gertrude Eliza Sampson (nee Barber) of Hedenham,
Norfolk. Born 9th August 1877 Hedenham, enlisted Norwich and resident
Hedenham, Norfolk. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 85 to 86.
DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR.
THE PEOLE OF HEDENHAM DEDICATE THIS TABLET.
“THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.”
William Ainger. Private 5778922. 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment.
Died 11th February 1941. Son of Percy S and Beatrice A M Ainger
(nee Trowse). Husband of Ethel Ainger (nee Read) of Ardsley, YKS.
Born 1920 Norwich and resident Norfolk (place unspecified). Commemorated
Singapore Memorial. Column 49.
Arthur Wreford. Gunner 1452197. 65 (Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank
Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1st June 1940. Son of Arthur and
Anne Wreford (nee Starr). Husband of Edith Muriel Wreford (nee Fairhead)
of Loddon, Norfolk. Born 1912. Commemorated Adinkerke Military Memorial.
Officer 122966, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 10 Operational
Training Unit, Royal Air Force Abingdon (during 1942 10 OTU took
over control of anti-submarine flight detached to Royal Air Force
St Eval. Pilot Officer Tart recorded on 10 OTU Roll of Honour, lost
while flying Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Z9435 from St Eval). Died
15th October 1942. Son of Roland and Helen Mary Charlotte Tart (nee
Base). Birth recorded 1916 Chesterton District, CAM and address
at death (as Will) of 2 Bridge Street, Bungay, SFK. Commemorated
Runnymede Memorial. [Note: see also Glazed WW2 Memorial]
Pilot Officer, Coastal Command
Released from War Office
for service in H.M. armed forces
as Gunner in Royal Artillery 1939
Commissioned in South Wales Borderers 1940
Transferred to R.A.F for flying duties 1941
missing from anti-submarine patrol
Bay of Biscay
6 July, 2017