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HILLINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards - 2003

This memorial stands within the churchyard. The details here have been transcribed from an old postcard photograph. The names are in full, listing year of death and rank.


From an old postcard

1914-1919

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY

MICKLEBURGH William
[Spelt MICKELBURGH on CWGC and SDGW, memorial lists him as Corporal] Lance Corporal 21272, 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Colkirk, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Hillington. Formerly 18836, Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.
HOWARD Frederick Charles
Private 14667, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Linton, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Jessie Howard, of White House, Hillington. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
HARDY Charles
Corporal 4204, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 8th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hillington, enlisted Ashton-Under-Lyne. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
ENGLISH John
Private 29734, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Grimston, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of the late Robert and Eliza English; husband of Fanny English, of Hillington. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
ROYE William George
Lance Corporal 43325, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
FFOLKES William Rupert Compton
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion attached 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 30th December 1917. Age 19. Son of Mrs. S. C. Ffolkes, of Congham Lodge, King's Lynn. Buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. F. 43.
SMITH John Frederick
[Spelt John Frederic on CWGC] Rifleman 41237, 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 8th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 39. Born and resident Hillington, enlisted Norwich. Son of Maria Smith, of Thatch Cottage, Hillington, King's Lynn, and the late J. Smith. Formerly 3010, Essex Regiment. Buried in SOLFERINO FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. D. 6.
SHEPHARD Frank Sidney
Private 1919 probably F SHEPPARD, Private M2.113547, 66th Siege Ammunition Column, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 19th February 1919. Buried in ST. ANDRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. B. 33.

THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR FRIENDS

11 December 2003

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