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HOPTON ON SEA WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Jane Taylor; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

Hopton on Sea is a coastal village between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

There is an urn:

Photograph Copyright © Jane Taylor 2003

A JUBILEE GIFT FROM
THE MEN & WOMENS
BRANCHES OF THE
HOPTON & CORTON
BRITISH LEGION 1935

And also a memorial:

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TO
THE MEN OF
HOPTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

DOGGETT, M.M. Thomas Robert

Fitter Staff Serjeant 148739. 130th Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Sunday 18 November 1917. Age 35. Born Mellis Diss, Norfolk. Lived Hopton. Enlisted Great Yarmouth. Son of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Doggett, of Holmleigh Cottage, Hopton, Great Yarmouth. Buried: KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. III. G. 17.

WATSON William Robert

Lance Corporal 808260. 31st Bn., Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regt.) (Memorial states Canadian M.G.C.) Died Wednesday 22 May 1918. Age 27. Son of William and Maria Watson, of Manor Farm, Hopton, Great Yarmouth, England. Buried: ACHICOURT ROAD CEMETERY, ACHICOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. E. 15.

ADCOCK, M.M. Albert Herbert

Private 24022. 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment. (Memorial states Suffolk Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 11 August 1918. Age 23. Born Brandon, Suffolk. Enlisted Great Yarmouth. Son of William and Ellen Adcock, of 2, Seaman Cottages, Hopton, Great Yarmouth. Buried: RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Ref. I. F. 2.

BARBER C E

Possibly: Charles Ellis Barber. Private 18190 10th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 24 March 1918. Born Hales, Norfolk. Lived Gillingham, Kent. Enlisted Great Yarmouth. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

FROST J.

Pte. Middlesex Regt. No further information available at present.

MOORE H B

Probably: Harry Boog Moore. Private 29885 1st Bn., Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Saturday 30 March 1918. Born Potter Heigham. Enlisted Acton, London. Buried: BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VI. E. 27.

SMITH George

Private 35004. 8th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 12 October 1917. Age 39. enlisted Lowestoft. Son of James Smith; husband of Annie Elizabeth Smith, of The Bungalow, Roes Farm, Corton, Lowestoft. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.

STEWART, M.C. Charles Frederick Somes

Major Munster Fusiliers attd. 6th Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 5 April 1918. Age 33. Son of Harry Hutchinson Augustus Stewart, late 92nd, 61st and 9th Regts. A cadet of the family of Fort Stewart, Co. Donegal, formerly also of Newtown Stewart, Co. Tyrone. Buried: MEZIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France. Ref. D. 22.

STEWART A P

Lieut. Gloucester Regiment. No further information available at present.

ORDE, D.S.C. Herbert Walter Julian

Lieutenant. H.M.S. "Goliath., Royal Navy. Died on Thursday 13 May 1915. Age 24. Son of Sir Julian Walter Orde and Alice Georgiana Orde, of Hartford House, Beaulieu, Hants. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 6. Special note: HMS Goliath was torpedoed by the Turkish Motor Torpedo Boat Muavenet on 13 May 1915 in The Dardanelle's and sank quickly with the loss of 570 men.

ADCOCK (Edgar) John

Deck Hand 538SD. H.M. Trawler "Tugela., Royal Naval Reserve. Died Tuesday 29 February 1916. Age 24. Son of William and Ellen Adcock, of 2, Seaman Cottages, Hopton, Great Yarmouth. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 18.

BROOKS Charles Walter

Engineman 4748S. H.M. Trawler "Saxon Prince., Royal Naval Reserve. Died Tuesday 28 March 1916. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 19.

WRIGHT Samuel Richard

Deck Hand 9065DA. H.M. Trawler "Hirose., Royal Naval Reserve. Died Thursday 29 June 1916. Age 19. Son of John Isaac and Harriett Selina Wright, of Cliff Cottages, Hopton, Great Yarmouth. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 19.


1939 - 1945

BALL Gordon Francis

Lance Corporal 4343763. 4th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment. Died Thursday 3 August 1944. Age 23. Buried: TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Ref. XI. C. 4.

CROZIER James

Leading Seaman P/JX 348427. H.M.L.C.S. (L) 258, Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 1 November 1944 . Age 22. Son of James William and Eleanor Louise Crozier. Commemorated: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Hampshire, United Kingdom. Panel 81, Column 2.

GOSLING Percy Herbert

Steward LT/LX 30174. H.M. Motor Minesweeper 101., Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died Wednesday 29 November 1944. Age 26. Son of Herbert and Lily May Gosling, of Hopton, Suffolk. Commemorated: LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk, United Kingdom. Panel 16, Column 2.

HILL Frank

First Officer. Air Transport Auxiliary. Died Tuesday 20 March 1945. Age 32. Son of Frank P. Hill and Edith Hill; husband of Marjorie Muriel Hill, of Hopton. Buried: HOPTON (ST. MARGARET) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

PEARSON Frederick William

Private 14655614. 2nd Bn., Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died Wednesday 14 February 1945. Age 20. Buried: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 44. F. 1.

RACKHAM Harry Edward

Serjeant 6395870. 2nd Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment. (Memorial states Royal West Kents). Died Sunday 26 May 1940. Age 36. Son of Edith Kindred, of Hopton, Suffolk. Buried: LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE, Nord, France. Ref. 5. B. 7. Sp. Mem. 'C'.

THOMPSON Ambrose

C.P.O. R.N. No further information available at present.

WALTER John Orde Walter

Lance Serjeant 5783848. 1st Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Tuesday 13 June 1944. Age 20. Son of Lt.-Col. Francis Edward Walter, D.S.O., and Myrtle Evelyn Walter, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Buried: LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Ref. IX. F. 3.

5 October 2003

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