War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by
Carolynn Langley; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003
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.
Carolynn Langley 2003
BY THOMAS WILLIAM 3RD EARL OF LEICESTER.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ernest Palmer|| |
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hon. ||Arthur
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,
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.
William Bell || |
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jack Robert|| |
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.
Hon. David Arthur|| |
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