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World War 1 - Detailed Information
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.

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Carolynn Langley 2003


GROOMAlfred Charles

Rifleman R/22629. 2nd Bn., 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. Commemorated: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9.

DUNN William Jabez

Private 202823. 11th Bn., 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: HARGICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Ref. A. 22.

NEALE William Ernest

Private 200539. 1st/4th Bn., 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: GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXX. G. I.

SWAIN Frederick George

Private 28571. 2nd Bn., 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: FONTAINE-AU-BOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Ref. A. 8.

SIZELAND Richard William

Corporal 267202. 2nd/5th Bn., 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 Bn. March, 1914. Buried: RUE-DU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. D. I.

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: STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. Div. 62. V. C. 1.

DENNIS Sydney Thomas

Private 43316. 1st Bn., 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. Commemorated: NIEUPORT MEMORIAL, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

GROOM Thomas James

Serjeant 8582. 61st Bn., 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. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93.

DAWSON Frederick Ernest Palmer

Private 22323. 9th Bn., 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. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

REEVE Ernest

Corporal 41077. 2nd Bn., 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. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France Bay 7.


Private 14367. 1st Bn., 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: BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. A. 21.


Private 29215. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 23 March 1918. Born and lived Burnham Thorpe. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.

COKE The Hon. Arthur George

Lieutenant. Armoured Car Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died at Sedel Bahr, Gallipoli, Friday 21 May 1915. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 8 to 15. Also on Flaunden, Hertfordshire memorial.

BELL Christmas Robert

Private 43566. 6th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds received at Arras, France, Tuesday 3 July 1917. Age 20. Born and enlisted Holkham. Buried: HOLKHAM (ST. WITHBURGA) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

BROWN Sydney William Bell

[Listed as Sidney William BELL-BROWN on CWGC] 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. Grave A. 26.

BALLS Herbert John

Private 238007. 1st Bn., 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: BOSCON BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 10.

CURL George

Private G/9844. 7th Bn., 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). Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.

DUNTHORNE George William

Private 10296. 5th Bn., 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. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.

SISSEN Albert Ernest

rivate 2606. "B Coy. 1st/4th Bn., 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: PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY Malta. Ref. B. XVI. 3.

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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. Commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 74.

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. Buried: KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Ref. B.A. 3. B. 18.

10 November 2003

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