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HOVETON ST JOHN WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Micharl Peck 2017

The Hoveton St John war memorial within the parish church of St. John Church and commemorates the members of the parish who were killed or missing in the First World War; twelve namesin total. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.
Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2017

TO
THE MEN
OF HOVETON
WHO DIED
FOR THEIR
COUNTRY
1914 1918

BUCK Albert George
Norfolk Regiment.
Private 14783. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 17th February 1917. Son of James William and Mary Ann Prudence Buck of The Drive, Hoveton St John, Norfolk. Born 1889 Hoveton St John and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Regina Trench Cemetery. VIII.F.13.
CHAMBERS Harry Jacob
Norfolk Regiment.
Private 19150. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th July 1916. Son of Thomas and Anna Elizabeth Chambers. Born 1893 Hoveton St John and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension. F.49.
CORBYN Bertie Charles
Royal Garrison Artillery.
Unable to identify Bertie Charles Corbyn, possibly mistaken forename and should read Bertie Herbert Corbyn.
Gunner 35306. 282nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 29th July 1917. Parentage unproven. Born c1892 (as census) Belaugh (as SDGW, born Wood Green, MDX as 1901 and no entry for birth place 1911), enlisted Norwich and resident Belaugh, Norfolk. Commemorated Maple Leaf Cemetery. L.3.
Note: birth not found. 1901/1911 with Henry Sutton and Martha Corbyn (nee Chenery) in Belaugh. Property to: Henry Corbyn (described as ‘Foster Father’ or ‘Uncle’ in records).
CORBYN Jonah
Yorkshire Regiment.
Private 33174. 10th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 1915 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 8th November 1916. Son of Henry and Martha Corbyn of Mill House Farm, Hoveton, Norfolk (as CWGC, which Hoveton unspecified). Born 1894 Belaugh and enlisted Coltishall, Norfolk. Commemorated Vermelles British Cemetery. V.G.15.
DAY Alfred John
Norfolk Regiment.
Private 14969. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 29th July 1916. Son of Eliza Day. Stepson of Alfred Nolleth, and noted as ‘Father’ in records) of North Farm, Hoveton St John, Norfolk (as 1919 army record). Born 9th December 1893 East Harling and enlisted 9th September 1914 Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated White House Cemetery. I.I.19.
FELSTEAD John Robert
Norfolk Regiment.
Private 3/10245. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd September 1917. Son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Felstead. Husband of Jane Jemima Felstead (nee Wight. CWGC notes wife remarried as ‘Jenkins’ but second marriage not found) of Hoveton St John, Norfolk. Born c1876 Hoveton St Peter and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Duisans British Cemetery Memorial. V.B.18.
HILTON Ernest John
Derbyshire Yeomanry.
Mistaken forename and should read Ernest James Hilton.
Private 42985. 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, formerly 3198 Derbyshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 21st April 1917. Son of George and (the late) Annie Maria Hilton of Broad Lane, Little Plumstead. Norfolk (as CWGC, of The Drive, Hoveton St John as 1911). Born 30th December 1896 South Walsham, Norfolk, enlisted 29th February 1916 Derby, DBY (transferred to Durham Light Infantry 11th October 1916) and resident Norfolk (place unspecified). Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 106 and 107.
HOWARD James
Norfolk Regiment.
Private 14964. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd October 1916. Son of Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Howard of Horning Road, Hoveton St John, Norfolk. Born c1892 Hoveton St John and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Grove Town Cemetery. O.P.24.
HUNTER Ernest
Royal Garrison Artillery.
Gunner 19306. 122nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 6th June 1915. Son of William (born Hoveton St John, Norfolk) and Sarah Hunter. Husband of Myrtle Mary Ann Hunter (nee Froud). Born 1885 Drakes Island and enlisted Devonport, DEV. Commemorated Perth Cemetery Memorial (China Wall). IV.E.20.
Note: possible surname mistake for wife in records, not found other than marriage.
MORTER Hugh Johnson
Norfolk Regiment.
Private 25264. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Son of William Charles and Emily Morter of Hoveton St John, Norfolk. Husband of Blanche Mary Morter (nee Powley) of Hoveton St Peter, Norfolk. Born 1889 Hoveton St John and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
NOLLETH Percy William
Army Training Reserve.
Private TR/10/26935. 31st Battalion, Training Reserve (for posting to Royal Fusiliers). Died Dover 8th April 1917. Son of Alfred and Eliza Nolleth of Hall Farm, Mautby, Norfolk. Born 8th September 1898 East Harling, enlisted Wroxham (army record notes less than 6 months service) and resident Norfolk (place unspecified). Commemorated Hoveton St John Churchyard.
WILKINSON Robert
Bedfordshire Regiment.
Private 29306. 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1917. Son of (the late) Robert and Susan Wilkinson. Brother of John and George Wilkinson, Kate Sharrod and Charlotte Boyce. Born 1876 Hoveton St John, enlisted and resident Hoveton St John, Norfolk. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 41.

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