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HEDENHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2017

The 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.

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY
OF

FAIRHEAD Ralph Sydney
Ralph 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.
GREEN Edward William
Private 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.
MARSHALL Bernard
Bernard 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.
RICHES Edgar
Private 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.
RICHES Herbert James
Lance 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.
SAMPSON Frederick George
Private 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.
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR.
THE PEOLE OF HEDENHAM DEDICATE THIS TABLET.

“THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.”
1939-1945
AINGER Percy
Percy 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.
WREFORD Sydney
Sydney 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. FF.14.
TART George Roland
Pilot 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]
Glazed WW2 Memorial
TART George Roland
1917-1942
George Roland
(Tony) Tart
Pilot Officer, Coastal Command
Released from War Office
for service in H.M. armed forces
Volunteered as Gunner in Royal Artillery 1939
Commissioned in South Wales Borderers 1940
Transferred to R.A.F for flying duties 1941

Reported missing from anti-submarine patrol

Bay of Biscay
15.10.1942

Per ardua ad astra

Last updated 6 July, 2017

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