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HOLKHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Carolynn Langley; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

Holkham is situated on the North Norfolk Coast to the west of Wells-next-the-Sea. Holkham Hall is the ancestral home of The Coke family, Earls of Leicester. The GREAT WAR MEMORIAL 1914-1919 is situated on the left before the gatehouse to Holkham House and Park. Full name, rank, number, Regiment, date and place of death are on the memorial; the names have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading and research.

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ERECTED BY THOMAS WILLIAM 3RD EARL OF LEICESTER.

BALLS Herbert John
Private 238007. 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly 3407 Warwickshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds Friday 9 August 1918. Age 21. Born and lived Holkham. Enlisted Fakenham. Son of Edmund and Jane Balls, of 93, Park Rd., Holkham, nr. Wells, Norfolk. Buried in BOSCON BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 10. See also Holkham St Withburga
BELL Christmas Robert
Private 43566. 6th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds received at Arras, France, Tuesday 3 July 1917. Age 20. Born and enlisted Holkham. Buried in HOLKHAM (ST. WITHBURGA) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom. See also Holkham St Withburga
BROWN Sydney William Bell
[Listed as Sidney William BELL-BROWN on CWGC and St Withburga] Sapper 1433, 1st/2nd London Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Sunday 26 November 1916 at 30th Casualty Clearing Station, France. Age 21. Enlisted London. Son of Thomas and Alice Bell-Brown, of Longlands, Holkham, Norfolk. Buried in ALLONVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 26. See also Holkham St Withburga
COKE The Hon. Arthur George
Lieutenant. Armoured Car Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died at Sedel Bahr, Gallipoli, Friday 21 May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 8 to 15. See also Holkham St Withburga and Flaunden, Hertfordshire memorial.
CURL George
Private G/9844. 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 13 October 1917. (Memorial gives date 13 October 1915). Age 22. Born Ludger Hill, Norfolk. Lived Holkham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Emma Curl, of Docking, Norfolk; husband of the late Martha Harrison (formerly Curl). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17. See also Holkham St Withburga
DAWSON Frederick Ernest Palmer
Private 22323. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Reported wounded and missing Somme. Killed in action Friday 15 September 1916. Age 20. Born Downham Market. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Fitt and Daisy Dawson, of Station Rd., Burnham Market, Norfolk; husband of Hilda Bolderstone (formerly Dawson), of Rectory Lodge, Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D. See also Holkham St Withburga
DENNIS Edward Vincent
(Memorial gives Vincent Edward). Shoeing Smith TS/6330. Base Depot, Horse Transport and Supply, Army Service Corps. Died in hospital Harfleur, France Monday 2 September 1918. Born Brancaster. Lived Wells. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Plot V. Row C. Grave 1. See also Holkham St Withburga
DENNIS Sydney Thomas
Private 43316. 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 2858 Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action Tuesday 10 July 1917. Age 25. Born Brancaster. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Edward and Mary Emily Dennis, of Quarles Cottages, Wells, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on NIEUPORT MEMORIAL, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Holkham St Withburga
DUNN William Jabez
Private 202823. 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 6138 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at St. Quentin, France, Sunday 26 August 1917. (Memorial gives 24 August 1917) Age 34. Born Holkham. Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Husband of Isabel Mary Lummis (formerly Dunn), of Laundry Cottage, Melton, Suffolk. Buried in HARGICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 22. See also Holkham St Withburga
DUNTHORNE George William
Private 10296. 5th Battalion, Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action at Loos, France, Saturday 25 September 1915. Age 22. Born North Creak, Norfolk. Lived Holkham. Enlisted Oxford. Son of John and Mary Dunthorne, of Holkham, Wells, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39. See also Holkham St Withburga
FUTTER Edward
Private 29215. 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 23 March 1918. Born and lived Burnham Thorpe. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29. See also Holkham St Withburga
GROOM Alfred Charles
Rifleman R/22629. 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action in France, Monday 4 November 1918. Age 24. Born and lived Holkham. Enlisted Piccadilly, Middx. Son of Alfred and Anne Groom, of Holkham, Wells, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9. See also Holkham St Withburga
GROOM Thomas James
Serjeant 8582. 61st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly S/3201 Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action at St. Quentin, France, Thursday 21 March 1918. Born and lived Burnham Overy. Enlisted Galashiels. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93. See also Holkham St Withburga
MALLETT Robert
Private 14367. 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action Friday 12 October 1917. Age 28. Born West Newton, Norfolk. Lived North Finchley, Middx. Enlisted London. Son of James and Sarah Jane Mallett, of West Newton, King's Lynn. Buried in BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 21. See also Holkham St Withburga
NEALE William Ernest
Private 200539. 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19 April 1917. (Memorial gives 19 April 1918) Age 26. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Henry Neale, of 45, Wells Rd., Hockham, Norfolk; husband of Florence Edith Neale, of 38, Marine Parade, Lowestoft. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XXX. Row G. Grave 1. See also Holkham St Withburga
REEVE Ernest
Corporal 41077. 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Formerly 23414 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3 May 1917. Age 25. Born Brandon, Suffolk. Lived Gt. Wyburgh, Norfolk. Enlisted Wells. Son of Arthur and Jessie Reeve, of St. Cross, South Elmham, Harleston, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France Bay 7. See also Holkham St Withburga
SISSEN Albert Ernest
Private 2606. "B" Coy. 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of enteric fever in Malta, Friday 1 October 1915. Age 19. Born St Thomas, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Frederic Arnold Sissen and Emma Rebecca Sissen, of 40, Edinburgh Rd., Norwich. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot B. Row XVI. Grave 3. See also Holkham St Withburga
SIZELAND Richard William
Corporal 267202. 2nd/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 30 September 1918. Age 23. Born Holkham. Enlisted Fakenham. Son of Robert John and Lucy Ann Sizeland, of 72, New Holkham, Wells, Norfolk. Enlisted in 6th Norfolk Cyclist Battalion March, 1914. Buried in RUE-DU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 1. See also Holkham St Withburga
SWAIN Frederick George
Private 28571. 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Formerly 9112 17th Lancers. Killed in action Monday 4 November 1918. Age 23. Born Boynhill, Berks. Lived Wells, Norfolk. Enlisted Cheltenham. Son of H. F. and Rose Swain, of Thursford, Norfolk. Native of Holkham. Buried in FONTAINE-AU-BOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 8. See also Holkham St Withburga

1939 1945

COKE, D.F.C. The Hon. David Arthur
Flight Lieutenant 73042. 80 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action at Acroma, Cyrenaica, Africa, Tuesday 9 December 1941. Age 26. Son of Thomas William Coke, 4th Earl of Leicester, and of the Countess of Leicester (nee Trefusis), of Holkham, Norfolk. B.A. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 18. See also Holkham St Withburga
DICKERSON (John) Jack Robert
Flight Sergeant 637558. Royal Air Force. Lost at sea Tuesday 17 March 1942. Age 21. Son of Elijah and Lily Dickerson, of Holkham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 74. See also Holkham St Withburga

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