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HORNING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright ©
Michael Peck 2017

Horning memorial is situated immediately inside the churchyard of St Benedict, Church Road, Horning, and lists the names of eleven men who died during World War 1. It takes the form of an ornate wheel cross with knotted cross, a shaft on which the inscription can be found and then a plinth, upon which the names are inscribed, then a stepped base which is in a square surround which is filled with white gravel.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2017 (above)
original setting from an old postcard (below)

TO THE
GLORY
OF GOD
AND IN
ENDURING
REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN
OF
HORNING
WHO FOUGHT BRAVELY AND
SACRIFIED THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1919
ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW PARISHIONERS

KING William
Private 23124. 7th Battalion, Border Regiment, formerly 18734 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 7th August 1916. Son of (the late) George and Mary Ann King. Husband of Annie Elizabeth King (nee Lake) of 3, Row 11, North Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Born 1881 Stoke Holy Cross, enlisted 1st February 1915 Norwich and resident Upper Street, Horning, Norfolk (as army record). No known grave. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6A and 7C.
HOLMES John Henry
Private 19166. 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 12th October 1915. Son of John and Sarah Ann Holmes of Falgate, Horning, Norfolk (as 1911). Born 1893 Horning, Norfolk and enlisted Glasgow, Scotland. No known grave. Commemorated Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 to 7.
HEWETT John James
Distinguished Conduct Medal.
John James Hewitt on 1884 birth and other records.
Sergeant 11460. 86th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Mesopotamia 29th April 1916 (Soldiers Effects has ‘died between 25th and 29th April 1917 as Prisoner of War’). Son of (the late) Robert J and Emma Louisa Hewitt (nee Rice) of Lower Street, Horning, Norfolk (as 1911). Born Horning, enlisted Norwich and resident Horning, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 4 and 61.
Note: regular soldier Royal Artillery 1911.
SMITH James Edgar
James Edgar P Smith on 1899 birth record.
Private G/30116. 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 24th October 1918. Parentage unknown. Foster son (as described ‘Soldiers Effects’, described as ‘Nurse Child’ 1901) of Elizabeth Slaughter (wife of Charles Slaughter) of Upper Street, Horning, Norfolk. Born Ormsby St Margaret, enlisted Wroxham and resident Horning. Buried in Cross Roads Cemetery. Plot II. Row H. Grave 3.
BROOKS Paul Samuel
Private 18222. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Son of Benjamin and Anna Maria Brooks of Runham, Norfolk. Husband of Catherine Brooks (nee Reeve) of 4 Stonemasons Square, St George Street, Norwich, Norfolk. Born 1881 Runham. Enlisted Norwich and resident Upper Street, Horning, Norfolk (as 1911). No known grave. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
CRANE Henry William
Henry William Crane on 1897 birth record, Harry William Crane on other records.
Private 17676. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 10th August 1917. Son of Henry (also recorded as Harry) and Emma Crane of Lower Street, Horning, Norfolk. Born Horning and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in Windmill British Cemetery. Plot I. Row E. Grave 1.
TWIDDY Albert James
Private 50569. 9th Battalion, Kings (Liverpool Regiment), formerly S/4/157278 Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 20th September 1918. Son of Malachi and Bessie Twiddy. Husband of Florence Eliza Twiddy (nee Preston) of Wreningham, Norfolk. Born 1887 Norwich, enlisted Norwich and resident Lower Street, Horning, Norfolk (as 1911). Buried in Five Points Cemetery. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 22.
PLATFORD Robert James
Private 38409. 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, formerly G/11865 Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 11th October 1918 (as SDGW, ‘Soldiers Effects’ has died at Heilbronn, Germany indicating ‘Prisoner of War’). Son of James and (the late) Margaret Platford of New Cottages, Ranworth, Norfolk (as CWGC, of Upper Street, Horning as 1911). Born c1898 Horning, enlisted Norwich and resident Horning, Norfolk. Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery. Plot II. Row B. Grave 15.
SLAUGHTER Jacob William
Lieutenant. 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 9th August 1918. Son of Walter and Rosetta Slaughter of Horning, Norfolk. Husband of Ivy Maud Slaughter (nee Gidney, later wife of Evan E Gilden) of Orchard House, Alby, Norfolk. Father of Victor R J Slaughter. Born 12th August 1894 Horning, Norfolk and enlisted 22nd September 1914 Canada (initial enlistment as Private 13547). Buried in Manitoba Cemetery. Plot/Row/Section/Area D. Grave 10.
CHAMBERS Frederick Arthur
Private G/9129. 5th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 17th October 1917. Son of Robert and Harriet Chambers. Born 1879 Hoveton St Peter, enlisted Norwich and resident Council Cottages, Horning, Norfolk (as probate). Buried in Monchy British Cemetery. Plot I. Row O. Grave 9.
Note: property to brother: Louis Christopher Chambers.
JOHNSON George
George Cyril Johnson. Private 28633. 6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, formerly 17677 Norfolk Regiment. Died 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen 22nd July 1918. Son of George and Selina Johnson of South Walsham, Norfolk (as CWGC, of Lower Street, Horning as 1911). Born 1897 South Walsham, enlisted Norwich and resident Horning, Norfolk. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension. Section Q. Plot III. Row J. Grave 25.
MORS JANUA VITAE
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN ENDURING REMEMBRANCE
OF
JOHN RICHARD SOUTHGATE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENNT
WHO SACRIFICIED HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WORLD WAR 1939-1945
WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFEFOR MY SAKE
SHALL SAVE IT.
SOUTHGATE John Richard
Private 5779081. 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 17th November 1943. Son of Edgar Walter and Mary Ann Southgate (nee Allen) of 11 Council Cottages, Horning, Norfolk (as probate). Born 1913. Commemorated Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. 2.P.75.
Note: property to sister Gladys Rose Southgate, later wife of Walter W S Saunders.

Last updated 10 September, 2017

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