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HOLME NEXT THE SEA WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley 2003; Researched Ernie Rusdale 2004

The memorial is situated to the left of entrance to churchyard of St. Mary in village of Holme-Next-The-Sea and is inscribed on all four sides. Within the church there are two rolls of honour which can be found on the right within the nave. One is highly painted hand-written roll of honour faded but seems to have the same names as on memorial and the other is a hand-written, framed roll, with additional names to reverse of the roll of honour.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

The World War 1 names from the memorial are then followed with the names from the Roll of Honour which are then followed by the names from the war memorial for Waorld War 2. Following this is the Roll of Honour including those who severed and those who died.

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED
BY THE PARISHIONERS.
IN MEMORY OF OUR GALLANT MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WARS

RASON

Percy Claude

Private, 9154, 6th The Queen's, Own Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 05-04-17. Born Docking, enlisted King's Lynn, resident Holme-next-the-Sea. Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Grave II.O.03.

HOLM

Frank Diederick

2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers attached No.27 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 14-05-17, aged 18. Son of Frank and Maud Lillian Mary Holm, Maida Hill, London. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, Grave IV.A.01.

ROBERTSON Alec Paisley

L/Corporal, 1113, 8th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Killed in action 28-04-15. Aged 25. Born Sydenham 13-04-1890, passed fit 08-09-14, enlisted Valcartier, Canada, 22-09-14. Son of Edmund George and Ethel Robertson, of Holme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk then of Bridge Close, Holme, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Height 5 feet 11½ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fresh, eyes grey, hair red; religion Church of England. Bank cleark by trade. Ypres (Menin Date) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. National Archives of Canada Accession reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8349 - 10

POTTER George

Warrant Officer Class II (BSM), 5448, 190th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 29-04-18, aged 42. Born Holme-next-the-Sea, enlisted London. Son of Francis and Sarah Potter, Holme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk; husband of Louisa Potter, King Street, Odiham, Hants. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3 , Grave I.O.32.

CALLABY John Leonard

L/Corporal, 300126, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28-06-18, aged 21. Born Holme-next-the-Sea, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Arthur and Annie Callaby, Southgate Cottage, Holme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Grave H.25.

ROBERTSON Kenneth Ackman

Private, 6898, 8th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 05-05-17. Born Bromley, Kent, enlisted Haslemere. Connection with Holme unclear. Arras Memorial, Bay 03.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS.

First Scroll

1914-1918
SMITH, MM Albert

L/Sergeant, 15149, 10th Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22-10-17, aged 21. Born Burnham Market, enlisted Norwich. Son of Adam Smith, Holme-next-the Sea, Norfolk. Tyne Cot Memorial, Panels 098/099.

ROBINSON Arthur Frederick

Private, 220614, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 29-09-18, aged 19. Formerly 106268, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Born and resident Holme-next-the-Sea, enlisted Hertford. Son of James and Alexandra Robinson, Holme-next-the-Sea, King's Lynn. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, Panel 07.

THACKER Alfred

Private, G/5023, 1st Queen's Own, Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 22-07-16. Born Wisbech, enlisted Bromley, Kent. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Grave XV.H.03.

CALLABY George Bertie

Sapper, 17508, 97th Field Co. Royal Engineers. Died 01-04-18, aged 35. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Hunstanton. Son of Arthur and Annie Callaby, Southgate Cottage, Holme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk; husband of Charlotte E. Callaby, Seven Sisters, Denver, Downham Market, Norfolk. Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Grave I.A.29.

KNIGHT Frederick Nelson

Sapper, 8279, 1st Tunnelling Co, Australian Imperial Force. Died of wounds 04-11-18, aged 40. Son of Frederick Thomas and Elizabeth Knight, Thurdow Cottage, King's Lynn, England. Premont British Cemetery, Grave II.D.07.

POTTER Alfred

Private, 5876, 2nd Middlesex Regiment. Died whilst prisoner of war 24-10-18. Born and resident Holme-next-the-Sea, enlisted Norwich. Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany, Grave I.A.01.

  

THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE.

1939-1945

ARNOLD Harold James

Private, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Age 39.

FINN Michael Joseph Thomas

Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Age 22.

HAYTOR William Edward

Private, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Age 25.

RIX John Albert

Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Age 21.

WORLD WAR 1 ROLL OF HONOUR

1914- 1916
ROYAL NAVY

BANEY Robert George

Petty Officer Stoker, Royal Navy

MIDDLETON John T

Royal Navy

NELSON C Matthew

Royal Naval Reserve

NELSON Sidney J

Royal Naval Reserve

SMITH Bertram

Royal Navy

ARMY
LUMB John A

Army

LUMB Muriel Emily

E.E.F

NEEVE George W

Sergeant, Royal Engineers

PHELPS Joseph

Army

POTTER William

Army

ARNOLD Harold

Army

CALLABY Thomas

Royal Field Artillery

CALLABY William

Army

FULLER Herbert

Army

FULLER Samuel

Army

HOLM Frank D

Army - Killed - see above

KNIGHT Fred

Army - Killed - see above

RENAUT John

Army

ROBERTSON E G

Church Army

ROBINSON Albert

Army

ROBINSON Arthur

Army - Killed - see above

SMITH, MM Albert

Sergeant - Army - Killed - see above

WESTERN John

Army

Last updated 4 February, 2010

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