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Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith 2003

Ingham, a small village just inland from Happisburgh and Sea Palling.

Photograph Copyright © David Rudram 2003


1914 1918
CLAXTONJohn Robert

Corporal 41074. 2nd Bn., Essex Regiment. Formerly 25502 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3 May 1917. Born Brisley. Lived Ingham. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7

HUNTAlfred William

Private 19045. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Born Swanton Abbott. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France Bay 3.

LITTLEWOOD, MC Charles William Stephen

Second Lieutenant 7th Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Killed in action Tuesday 10 July 1917. Age 19. Son of William and Kathleen Mary Littlewood (nee Sinnott). Commemorated: LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE, Pas de Calais, France. Wancourt Road Cem. No. 2 Mem., Panel I. (The entry on CWGC is somewhat confusing here)

PESTELLBertie James

Private 15028. Norfolk Regiment. Died on Saturday 11 November 1916. Age 25. Son of the late Charles and Susan Pestall, of Ingham. Buried: INGHAM (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom. (Not on the CD)

RUDRAMSamuel Henry

Deck Hand 6035DA. H.M. Trawler "Thomas Cornwall., Royal Naval Reserve. Died Tuesday 29 October 1918 when his ship was involved in a collision. Son of Clement Rudram and Harriet Lucy Elizaveth Goose (formerly Rudram), of Ingham, Stalham, Norwich. He was born on 26 April 1896 in Ingham and baptised there on 13 Sep 1896. He joined the RNR on 29 March 1915. He gave his address as Gurney's Cottage, Ingham and his next of kin as his mother Lucy. He was 5ft 6in tall, 36 in chest with a fresh complexion and grey eyes. He mobilised before receiving any training and was a deck hand (service no - DA6035) on HM Trawler "Thomas Cornwall". However since he was mobilised into the RNR he must have been a sailor by trade and as he went to trawler rated as deck-hand he was probably a fisherman. Unfortunately as he had no peacetime service there is no indication of what boats he worked in on his RNR record card. (RN and RNR records are much easier to read than the army ones and 80% weren't destroyed in WWII). His mother was now given as Sydney Rd, Ingham. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 31.

WOOLSTONRobert William

Private 15214. 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment attd. , London Regt (Post Office Rifles). Died of wounds Friday 26 April 1918. Born Palling. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Ref. I. C. 15.

1939 1945
HALESWalter John

Leading Aircraftman 927117. 228 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Tuesday 25 August 1942. Age 25. Husband of Vera Joan Hales, of Littlethorpe, Yorkshire. Buried: INGHAM (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

26 October 2003

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