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HOLT, St ANDREW THE APOSTLE, WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 + 2 Korea + N Ireland - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Carolynn and Claire Langley; Researched by Lynda Smith
2004

The War Memoriasl are to be found within the church of St Andrew the Apostle. To a large part they mirror the names listed on the main memorial in the Hight Street. There is a plaque mounted on the wall of the church containing the names of those from World War 1 that fell and below this is a second plaque with the names of those from World War 2ith additions for latter wars also commemorated those who fell in Northern Ireland and Korea. Another plaque commemorates those who died in an aircraft accident over Holt in 1968. There is also a stain glass window commemorating two choiristers who fell in World War 1.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

We pray you remeber before
God Charles Henry Steer and
Oliver Bennett former members
of the choir who lost their lives
fighting for King & Country
in the Great War 1914. RJ.D.

1914 ROLL OF HONOUR 1920

ANTHONY

Alfred

Corporal 47535. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) Labour Company Chinese Labour Corps transf. to (74127) 54th Chinese Company. Died on 27th November 1919. Aged 32. Son of Mr. T. and Mrs. H. Anthony, of 8, Eastrea Rd. Whittlesea. Cambs; husband of D. Anthony, of 5 Bluestone Terrace, Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XIV. C. 13.

BENNETT

Oliver

Corporal 32124. 12th Battery Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st October 1914. Aged 25. Born at North Walsham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Rebecca Bennett, of Holt, Norfolk, Norwich, Norfolk. One of two choir members commemorated on the stain glass window in St Andrew the Aposlte church. Buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XVI. A. 8.

BERESFORD

Robert William

Sergeant 293. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Holt. Son of Henry Beresford, of Shire Hall Plain, Holt; husband of Emily E. Beresford, of Weston Square, Holt, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

BETTS

William

Private 16399. 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died on 20th February 1916. Aged 27. Son of William and Triana Betts, of Fir Cottage, Briston, Melton Constable. Buried in Holt Burial Ground, Norfolk. Ref. C. 542. (Not on CD).

BOAST

Thomas

No further information available at present.

BRAY

Albert Victor

Private 22958. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds at home on 10th February 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of the late William and Margaret Bray, of Holt. Buried in Holt Burial Ground. Ref. C. 549.

BRAY

Charles William

Lance Corporal 41028. 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Formerly 25409 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th August 1917. Aged 28. Born St Margaret’s, Norfolk (King’s Lynn?). Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late William and Margaret Bray. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 70 to 72.

BULLOCK

Horace

Private 49505. 9th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 53042 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 6th September 1918. Born and lived Holt. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

CASTON

Albert

Corporal 13018. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916. Born Holt. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

CASTON

Alfred Woodhouse

Private 36460. 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 29th July 1918. Aged 30. Born Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Alfred W. Caston, of 5, Albert St., Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme, France. Ref. IV. B. 20.

CHESTNEY

Frederick W

Possibly: William Chestney (Chetney on CWGC). Private 69135. 9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly SE/3845, A.V.C. Died in France & Flanders on 9th December 1917. Aged 35. Born Stanhoe, Norfolk. Lived St. Annes. Enlisted: Brighton. Son of James and Elizabeth Chestney, of Stanhoe, Norfolk; husband of S. E. Chestney, of 63, Western Rd., Lewes. Buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. V. D. 18.

CLARKE

Charles William

Private 12493. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th October 1915. Aged 22. Born Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann White, of Cross St., Holt, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

COCKADAY

Albert Edward

Private 201347. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Aged 21. Born North Heigham, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Archibald and Laura Cockaday, of 4, Weston Square, Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XIII. E. 6.

COOPER

Ernest William

Private 37010. 2nd/5th Battalion King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) Killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th August, 1918. Aged 22. Born Holt. Enlisted Bolton. Son of Alfred and Mary Jane Cooper, of 2, Excelsior Cottage, Co-operative St., Sheringham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

COTTS

Fred

Corporal 14450. Depot, Northamptonshire Regiment. Transf. to (432073) 131st Company Chinese Labour Corps. Died on 14th May 1919. Aged 32. Son of A. and T. Cotts, of Holt, Norfolk; husband of I. M. Brown (formerly Cotts), of Mill Cottages, Cropredy, Banbury. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VII. C. 33.

COTTS

Thomas Henry

Private 13005. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 17th May 1915. Aged 33. Born and lived Holt. Enlisted Hertford. Son of William Thomas and Elizabeth Cotts, of Station Rd., Holt, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

DACK

Charles Edward

Lance Corporal 246. 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th September 1915. Born Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Ref. I. C. 8.

DACK

Ernest

Private G/14677. 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action with the British Expeditionary Force on 28th September 1916. Born Holt. Enlisted Chelmsford. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.

DACK

Sidney George

Private 17998. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 18990 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 26th August 1916. Born Holt. Enlisted Felixstowe. Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France. Ref. III. G. 8.

DIX

William R

Private 18011. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 14169 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th May 1915. Aged 19. Born Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Susan Dix, of Grove Rd., Holt, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

DIXON

Joseph

No further information available at present

FLOOD

George

Private 3/647. 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 6th April 1915. Born Gorleston-on-Sea. Lived Holt. Enlisted Colchester. Buried in Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. I. L. 3.

GRAVELING

James William

Private 48734. 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st August 1918. Aged 19. Born Holt. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Mr. W. J. Graveling, of Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. IV. A. 29.

GREENGRASS

Edward

No further information available at present

GROUT

Frederick W

Private 13812. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th February 1916. Born Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. B. 11.

GUYMER

Ernest

(It is highly likely that this is the Ernest Guymer on the memorial). Private 275014. 3rd Battalion London Regt (Royal Fusiliers). Formerly 21277 3rd East Kent Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th September 1918. Aged 38. Born Foulsham. Lived and enlisted Great Yarmouth. Son of Robert and Hannah Guymer. In the 1901 census, Ernest is working as a baker’s assistant and living with his widowed mother in Holt. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Ref. R. II. U. 9. (Thanks to Bernie Guymer for the family information)

HERRON

Fred

No further information available at present

HORNE

Reginald

No further information available at present

HOUCHEN

William

Private 202529. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th October 1917. Born Great Ellingham. Enlisted Cromer. Son of William and Emily Houchen of Reymerston; husband of Elizabeth Houchen of New St., Holt, Norfolk. Buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. X. D. 6.

JENKINSON

Herbert Henry

Private 65059. 109th Company Labour Corps. Formerly 48973 29th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 29th August 1917. Born and lived Holt. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Robert and Martha A. Jenkinson, of Pearson's Buildings, Holt, Norfolk. Buried in White House Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. C. 2.

KNIGHTS

Richard

Corporal 3288. 6th Battalion Rifle Brigade. Died on 22nd August 1920. Buried in Holt Burial Ground. Ref. C. 598.

KNOWLES

John

Private 12762. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 1st November 1915. Born Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. D. 33.

LAKE

Benjamin

No further information available at present.

LEWIS

Victor

Private 15997. 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th July 1916. Born and lived Holt. Enlisted Southwark, Surrey. Buried in Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France. Ref. IV. D. 4.

LOADES

Charlie Percy

Lance Sergeant 328011. 1st/ 6th Battalion Kings’ (Liverpool Regiment). Formerly 206083 Norfolk Yeomanry. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 7th September 1918. Aged 37. Born and lived Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Susanna Loades, of 55, St. Philip's Rd., Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. C. 30.

LOYNES

Robert Edmund

Fitter Staff Sergeant 137760. 258th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 6th June 1918. Aged 36. Born Holt. Lived King’s Lynn. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert John and Ann Loynes. Buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. M. 32.

MANN

Walter

Gunner 146416. 16th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th March 1917. Lived Holt. Enlisted Woolwich, S.E. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. G. 28.

MAYES

Victor George

Private 23157. 7th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 18987 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th April 1916. Aged 24. Born Ashwell Thorpe, Norfolk. Lived Marsham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Hannah J. Mayes, of The Lodge, Wramplingham, Wymondham, Norfolk. Buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France. Ref. IX. G. 64.

McMAHON

Joseph Bernard

Serjeant 41329. 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 4th October 1917. Aged 44. Lived Holt. Enlisted Scunthorpe. Father of James Bernard McMahon, of Fish Hill, Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VII. G. 5.

MEARS

Frank

Sapper 84665. 208th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th April 1918. Born Kelling, Norfolk. Lived Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France. Ref. II. D. 32. See also 34th Norfolk Division, Royal Engineers.

MIDDLETON

William James

Private F/3305. 12th Battalion Duke of Cambridge’s Own Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1917. Born Saxlingham, Norfolk. Lived Holt. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

MURRELL

Lewis Samuel

Private G/25122. 8th Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th April 1918. Born and lived Holt. Enlisted Cromer. Buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. III. A. 7/19.

MURRELL

Wallace

Private 2976. "A Coy. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 25. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Harriett Murrell, of Albert St., Holt, Norfolk, and the late Mark Murrell. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

NEAL, MM

Archer Bowles

Private 15868. 5th Battalion Coldstream Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916. Aged 20. Born and lived Holt. Enlisted London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Neal, of "Meadowside, Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Ref. XVI. B. 3.

NEAL

William Robert

Private 4813. 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 4th July 1916. (CWGC gives 8th July). Aged 25. Born Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Baxter and Anna Neal, of Hempstead Rd., Holt, Norfolk. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. A. 24. 32.

NEAL

William Henry

Private G/37362. 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers attd. 99th Trench Mortar Battery, City of London Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th September 1917. Born Aldborough. Lived Holt. Enlisted Cromer. Buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. L. 25.

NICHOLS

Robert Edward

Serjeant 8276. 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 13th March 1915. Born King’s Lynn. Lived Winchester. Enlisted Holt. Husband of F. M. Nichols, of 18, Edith Avenue, Lipson, Plymouth. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. C. 88.

NICHOLS

William Diver

Private 27571. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th September 1918. Aged 21. Born Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Nichols, of Market Place, Holt, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

PELLS

William George

Rifleman R/18240. 16th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th August 1916. Aged 23. Born and lived Holt. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Mrs. A. H. Pells, of Fairstead, Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme., France. Ref. XXX. A. 9.

POINTER

Herbert Gilbert

Lance Corporal 23916. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 28th February 1917. Aged 20. Born Hempstead, Norfolk. Enlisted Sudbury, Suffolk. Son of James and Alice Pointer, of 4, Grove Rd., Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Avesnes-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. C. 2.

PRESTON

Sidney

No further information available at present

RICHES

Edward Bertie

Gunner 116130. 252nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 5th August 1917. Aged 30. Born Saham Toney. Lived Holt. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Riches, of 2, Carlton Terrace, Cromer Rd., Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. I. C. 20.

RUDD

Horace

Private 3/10496. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th July 1916. Born Briston, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D

SHARPIN

Harry William Laxen

(Sharpen on CD). Private 12826. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th July 1915. Aged 24. Born Sheringham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Elizabeth Mary Sharpin, of The Orchard, Brinton, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Buried in Rifle House Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. II. D. 3.

SMITH

William

Lance Corporal 28196. 11th Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st March 1918. Aged 32. Born Glanford. Lived Holt. Enlisted Cromer. Husband of A. L. Smith, of Hempstead Rd., Holt, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial B. 5.

SMITH

Vivian Norman

Captain. 6th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action on 13th November 1916. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. M. 46.

STARLING

James

Possibly: James Henry Starling. Private 41328. 13th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 5150 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th April 1917. Aged 24. Son of Ellen Starling, of Great Witchingham, Lenwade, Norwich, and the late John Henry Starling. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

STEER

Charles Henry

Drummer 7734. 2nd Battalion Scots Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th October 1914. Aged 18. Born Croydon, Surrey. Lived Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Son of R. S. M. Sidney George Steer and Gertrude Eleanor Steer, of 71, Coulsdon Rd., Caterham, Surrey. One of two choir members commemorated on the stain glass window in St Andrew the Aposlte church. No known grave. Commemorated on Kruiseecke German Cemetery Memorial 19 in Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

WAKEFIELD

Albert [Ernest]

Private 23081. 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 18th February 1916 near Poperinge. Aged 40. Born 1876 in Heydon, Norfolk. Grew up in Holt. Son of James and Sarah Wakefield. Husband of Louisa Mary Wakefield, nee Grapes, of 16 Waddington Street, Norwich. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 10A.

WALLER

Frank Firmage

Private 35675. 1/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. (CWGC gives 15th Battalion Lancs). Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th March 1918. Aged 34. Born Holt. Lived Norwich. Enlisted Ludlow, Shropshire. Son of Benjamin and Rachel Waller of Marlingford, Norwich. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, Somme, France. Ref. V. D. 3.

WALLER

Albert John

Private G/21108. 1st Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly 9278 Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th October 1917. Born Holt. Lived Melton Constable. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108.

WATSON

Geoffrey Walter

Private 41063. B Company 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 4th August 1918. aged 20. Born Holt. Enlisted Bangor, Wales. Son of William and Adela Edith Watson, of Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. J. 24.

WHITE

Robert

Private 30200. (CD gives 30260). 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 14th July 1918. Aged 39. Born Holt. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Martha White. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XX. D. 16.

GRANT THEM, O LORD, ETERNAL REST,
AND LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM

HOLT ROLL OF HONOUR
1939-1945

ARNOTT

John

No further information available at present.

ARNOTT

Patrick

Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1333984. 15 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 25th May 1943. Aged 19. Son of Frederick Henry and Nellie Arnott, of Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands. Ref. 24. A. 3.

ATTEW

Gerald A

Probably: Gerald Albert Attew. Leading Aircraftman 1175121, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 28th November 1945. Son of Thomas and Ethel Attew; husband of Lena C. Attew, of Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire. Buried in Naples War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. IV. N. 17.

BARRETT

Duncan

No further information available at present.

BIRD

Robert John

Chief Steward. H.M. Yacht Sappho, Naval Auxiliary Personnel (M.N.) Died on 29th September 1940. Aged 35. Son of Martha Bird, of Holt, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Liverpool Naval Memorial. Panel 21, Column 1.

BOND

Michael

Possibly: Michael William Bond. Corporal 14566787. 1048 Port Operating Coy. Royal Engineers. Died on 4th April 1944. Aged 20. Son of Hedley Lester Bond, and of May Louise Bond, of Norwich. Buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Ref. 33A. A. 1.

BOND

Ronald Douglas

Leading Aircraftman 541180. Royal Air Force, (serving in H.M.S. Welshman). Died on 1st February 1943. Aged 23. Son of Bertie Henry and Eunice May Bond, of Holt, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Malta Memorial. Panel 9, Column 2. Special note: HMS Welshman was heading for Alexandria when she was hit and sunk by a torpedo from U-617. Over 150 Naval officers and man died, along with a number of Air Force and Army personnel who were aboard.

BUNKELL

(Robert) Roy

Private 5779487. 70th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 25th July 1942. Aged 20. Son of Kathleen M. R. Mason of Sheringham. Buried in Holt Burial Ground. Ref. Grave B. 269.

CUTHBERT

John

Probably: John Rowland Cuthbert. Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) 1470775. 576 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 29th July 1944. Aged 23. Son of John and Annie Cuthbert, of High Kelling, Norfolk. Buried in Chaumousey Communal Cemetery, Vosges, France. Ref. Grave 4.

DEW

John W

Possibly: John Walter Dew. Gunner 1789479. 3 Battery, 6 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 14th February 1942. Aged 21. Son of William and Rachel May Dew, of Wembley Park, Middlesex. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Ref. Coll. grave 34. E. 9-16.

HALL

Ronald

No further information available at present.

HAMILTON

George Cecil

Flying Officer 115244. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 18th July 1943. Aged 33. Son of George Ernest Hamilton, M.R.C.V.S., and Henrietta Hamilton, of Sheringham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 124.

HAYDEN

Geoffrey Graham

Leading Aircraftman 1863381. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 29th December 1944. Aged 20. Son of Geoffrey David and Madge Edith Hayden, of Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Cambridge City Cemetery. Ref. Grave 15118.

HOBART 

John Roger

Able Seaman C/JX 408807. H.M.S. Serapis, Royal Navy. Died on 17th December 1944. Aged 19. Son of Harry and Ada Ella Hobart, of Holt. Buried in Holt Burial Ground. Ref. Grave A. 239.

HOLMAN 

Stanley

Able Seaman C/SSX 15731. H.M.S. Mendip, Royal Navy. Died on 24th October 1940. Aged 23. Son of Frank and Priscilla Holman; husband of Florence Esther Holman, of Holt, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 35,3.

KERRIDGE

Oswald

Possibly: Oswald Leo Kerridge. Supply Assistant D/MX 59639. H.M.S. Courageous, Royal Navy. Died on 17th September 1939. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 35, Column 1. Special note: On 17th September 1939 Kapitänleutnant Otto Schuhart in the Type VII U-boat U29 torpedoed and sank HMS Courageous in the South-West approaches (Southwest of Ireland), 150nm WSW of Mizen Head, Ireland. The carrier went down in only twenty minutes and 518 of her 1,200 compliment went with her, including her commander Captain W T Makeig-Jones.

KNIGHTS

Clifford Robert

Gunner 11407338. 372 Battery, 114 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 22nd April 1945. Buried in Holt Burial Ground. Ref. Grave A. 86.

LOADES

Hedley E

Serjeant T/132158. Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 6th March 1942. Aged 41. Son of Ernest and Barbara Loades, of Holt, Norfolk; husband of Lily May Loades, of Holt. Buried in Caserta War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. III, B, 8.

LOYNES

Percy Henry

Gunner 1620622. 39 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 6th July 1943. Aged 28. Buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia. Ref. VI. M. 12.

PARTRIDGE

Frederick James

Private 5778253. 6th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 17th May 1943. Aged 27. Son of Frederick Charles and Blanche Maria Partridge; husband of Doris Bertha Partridge, of Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 2. O. 67.

SMITH

Robert

No further information available at present.

SPENDLOW

Basil

Private 5778371. 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died on 3rd February 1945. Aged 22. Son of Herbert Sidney and Elsie May Spendlow, of Holt, Norfolk. His brother Wilfred George also died on service. Buried in Mook War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands. Ref. II. C. 17.

SPENDLOW

Wilfred George

Private T/214974. Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 22nd October 1942. Aged 22. Son of Herbert Sidney and Elsie May Spendlow, of Holt. His brother Basil also died on service. Buried in Holt Burial Ground, Norfolk. Ref. Grave A. 170.

SWANN

Kenneth

Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 104374. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 14th October 1941. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Rachel Elizabeth Swann, of Holt. Buried in Holt Burial Ground, Norfolk. Ref. Grave D. 839.

TABERHAM

Cyril

Probably: Cyril James Taberham. Private 5779859. 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 22nd January 1942. Aged 21. Son of Fred William and Anna Maria Taberham, of Hempstead, Norfolk. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Ref. Coll. grave 34. E. 1-8.

THOMPSON

Margaret Iris

Wren 10781. H.M.S. Minos, Women's Royal Naval Service. Died on 13th January 1942. Daughter of George Ritchie Thompson and Isabella Mary Thompson of Holt. Buried in Holt Burial Ground, Norfolk. Ref. Grave D. 828. Special note: HMS Minos was a port naval establishment based in Lowestoft and was responsible for Harbour Defence, small escort and other craft. On the 13th January 1942, three Dorniers dropped 4 250-kg bombs on Lowestoft which caused 70 deaths and enormous devastation. Although there is no evidence at the moment that Wren Thompson died in this attack, it would seem quite likely.

VANN

John Henry

Gunner 943466. 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 12th November 1942. Aged 23. Son of Alonzo and Ann Jane Vann; husband of Dorothy Joyce Vann, of Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Ref. 13. C. 2.

WATTHES

Patrick

No further information available at present.

WILLIAMSON

Leonard

Possibly: Leonard George Williamson. Private 5835303. 2nd Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died on 12th September 1944. Aged 38. Son of Albert and Ellen Williamson; husband of Elizabeth R. Williamson, of Reepham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial. Column 62.

WINN

Kenneth Lamb

Lance Corporal 7902179. attd. H.Q. Squadron., 33rd Armoured Brigade, Royal Armoured Corps. Died on 1st August 1944. Aged 25. Son of Charles Edward and Mary Landles Winn, of Holt, Norfolk; husband of Daphne Winn. Buried in Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Ref. 2. D. 9.

WOODHOUSE

Sidney Edward

Corporal 1230094. 521 Squadron: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 3rd September 1943. Aged 39. Son of Herbert Benjamin and Deborah Elizabeth Woodhouse; husband of Marion Marie Woodhouse, of Holt. Buried in Holt Burial Ground, Norfolk. Ref. Grave A. 232.

WOODROW

Bert E

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KOREA 1952

FARROW

Edward

Private 22477681, The Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 14th June 1952. Age 19. Buried in UN Memorial Cemetery, Korea. Plot 22. Row 4. Grave 1444

NORTHERN IRELAND 1991

WARE

Simon

Lance Corporal, Coldstream Guards. Killed by a landmine 17th August 1991 while on foot patrol in forest of Carrickovaddy in South Armagh. Aged 22.

AIR ACCIDENT 1968

COWIE

Stuart

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DOYLE

Michael

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GALLIENNE

William

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MORTON

Roger

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PEACOCK

Kenneth

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SLABBER

Johan

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WOOLNOUGH

John

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