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HELLINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
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Transcribed and researched Lynda Smith 2005

Hellington is a small village just north of the A146 between Norwich and Loddon. For more information and pictures of Hellington church please see Simon Knott ’s Norfolk Church Website. The Memorial, which is made of bronze, is in the Parish church of St John the Baptist.

Photograph Copyright © Simon Knott 2005

ROLL OF HONOUR
HELLINGTON

KILLED IN ACTION

BARKER

Arthur Thomas

Private 28050. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th November 1917. Born Lingwood. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 4.

BARKER

Herbert Gilbert

Private 47222. Bedfordshire Regiment, posted to 1st/1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment. Formerly 47222 Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 1st November 1917. Born Framingham. Lived and enlisted Norwich. Father of Miss Elsie M. Barker, of 13, City Rd., Norwich. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

CATCHPOLE, DCM

Arthur Edward

Private 7697. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 12th January 1916. Aged 25. Born Rockland. Enlisted Norwich. Awarded The Distinguished Conduct medal. (The award is not mentioned on CD). The 1901 census shows him living in Rockland St. Mary, where he was born, and employed as a market gardener, aged 17. Buried: Kut War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. J. 9.

THROWER

Herbert Charles

Private 18978. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th July 1916. Born Bergh Apton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

YALLOP

Albert James

Private 17543. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 24th October 1917. Aged 21. Born Hellington. Enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Sophia (George was churchwarden). Commemorated on on his mother’s grave in St. John’s churchyard. Buried: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IX. D. 1.

SERVED WITH THE COLOURS

BLAZER

Benjamin T

Buried Hellington churchyard. Died 1977 age 81. His first world war medal card shows that he served as 14236 Private, Norfolk Regiment, then as GS 29040, Private, Royal West Kent Regiment, and subsequently as 624926, Royal Engineers. Born at Claxton.

BLAZER

Herbert George

Buried Hellington churchyard, lived 1880-1978. Born at Claxton.

BROOKS

Arthur

1901 census shows Arthur as a nine year old living at Poringland.

CARR

Arthur

Although shown on the memorial as "Served with the Colours", Private Carr subsequently died and is buried in the churchyard. No doubt his death occurred after the memorial had been dedicated. Private 22639. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Died at home on 26th August 1921. Aged 52. Son of Robert and Matilda Carr; husband of Ethel Frances Carr, of Hellington Common, Norwich. The 1901 census shows Arthur Carr as a 31 year old general labourer living at Rockland St. Mary. Buried: Hellington (St. John The Baptist) Churchyard. South West Part.

SHARMAN

Albert George

Bombadier. Probably 76450, Royal Garrison Artillery. Note he is possibly the brother of Arthur Sharman (see Claxton War Memorial). Buried Hellington churchyard. Died 1971 age 82.

WOOR

Herbert

No further information available at present.

YALLOP

John H

Lance Corporal. P.6723 Lance Corporal, Military Foot Police. The brother of Albert who was killed in action. John was aged 10 in 1901.

JAMES STEPHENS

 

RECTOR

ELLEN M. MACK

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CHURCHWARDENS

GEORGE YALLOP

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THANKS BE UNTO GOD
WHICH GIVETH US THE
VICTORY
1914 - 1919

26 March 2005

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