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KING'S LYNN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Chris Harley - 2005
additional research Rev. Damon Rogers

The memorial is located in Tower Gardens, St James Street, adjacent to King's Lynn Public Library in an area originally occupied from the early thirteenth century by the friary of the Greyfriars. There are 569 men listed for World War 1 and 19 for World War 2. The memorial takes the form of a small plain latin cross on tall slender pillar, massive square plinth bearing the name panels and mounted on a three stepped base. The Borough coat of arms, in blue and gold, is on the front face above the inscription. There are Battle honours listed between the name panels and wreaths on each face of the plinth. The memorial was designed by Mr Oswald Partidge-Milne and was dedicated by the Bishop Suffragan of Thetford and unveiled by Er Royal Highness Princess Mary 26 January 1921. It was rededicated on 15 October 2010. THe site originally cost £2,250. Details appeared in the The Lynn News and County Press 8 and 29 January 1921.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

Erected by the Citizens of King’s Lynn
to the memory of their gallant comrades
who fell in the Great War
1914 - 1918

In the memory of
all who lost their lives
by enemy action
1939 -1945

The memorial is inscribed with the following Battle Honours on the 4 corners

AISNE
AMEINS
ARRAS
ASIAGO
BALTIC
CORONEL
CTESIPHON
DARDANELLES
DOIRAN
EAST AFRICA
EYGPT
FALKLAND ISLANDS
FLANDERS
FRANCE
GAZA
HELIGOLAND
HELLES
HINDENBURG LINE
INDIA
ITALY
JERUSALEM
JUTLAND
KUT
LOOS
LYS
MACEDONIA
MARNE
MEDITTEREAN
MEGIDDO
MESPOTAMIA
MONS
NORTH SEA
OSTEND
PALESTINE
PASCHENDALE
RUSSIA
SAMBRE
SOMME
STRAITS OF DOVER
SUVLA
VALENCIENNES
WHITE SEA
YPRES
ZEEBRUGGE

1914-1918

ADAMS

Ernest William

Private 14967, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds Belgium 13 August 1917. Buried in Lijssentheok Military Cemetery, Plot XII. Row F. Grave 15. Aged 22. Son of William and Elizabeth Adams of King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Born Rotherham. Enlisted Norwich, September 1914. Had worked at Cooper Roller Bearings, King’s Lynn. Two other brothers served. Company runner. Had received a commendation for bravery.

Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

AINGER

William

Private 45891, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd October 1919 in United Kingdom. Aged 31. Born Carbrook, enlisted King's Lynn, resident South Lynn. Son of William Ainger; husband of Eva May Ainger, of 26, Double Row, Highgate, King's Lynn. Formerly 566, Army Service Corps. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 171.

ALDREN

Harry Leonard

Private 203034, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 18. Born Gaywood, enlisted and resident King's Lynn. Formerly 203713, Norfolk Regiment. Son of Robert and Hilary Aldren, of 8, Harrod's Place, Providence St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39.

ALDREN

John Cottam

Private 3/7652, 7th (Service) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1918 while the battalion were holding the line by the sunken road just north of Albert and south of the Aveluy-Bouzincourt road. In this German counter attack 5 officers were killed, 9 missing and five wounded and Ordinary Ranks 6 killed, 72 wounded, and 202 missing. Born Setch, enlisted King's Lynn. Next-of-Kin was Mrs M Aldren, 8 Harrods Yard, Providence Street, King’s Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 23.

ALLEN

Alfred Albert

Sergeant 240148, 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 22 January 1917. Born St Nicholl's, King's Lynn, enlisted Hu8nstanton. Commemorated in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq on the Angora Memorial. Panel 13.

Note: In 1914, Baghdad was the headquarters of the Turkish Army in Mesopotamia. It was the ultimate objective of the Indian Expeditionary Force 'D' and the goal of the force besieged and captured at Kut in 1916. The city finally fell in March 1917, but the position was not fully consolidated until the end of April. Nevertheless, it had by that time become the Expeditionary Force's advanced base, with two stationary hospitals and three casualty clearing stations. The North Gate Cemetery was begun in April 1917 and has been greatly enlarged since the end of the First World War by graves brought in from other burial grounds in Baghdad and northern Iraq, and from battlefields and cemeteries in Anatolia where Commonwealth prisoners of war were buried by the Turks. At present, 4,160 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War are commemorated by name in the cemetery, many of them on special memorials. Unidentified burials from this period number 2,729.

ALLEN

George

Private 3/8224, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th September 1916. Aged 40. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Husband of Emily Ann Allen, of 16, Priory Lane, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

ALLEN

Sam

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 6910, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 10th December 1917. Aged 35. Born Felney St Lawrence (sic), enlisted Wisbech. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Allen, of 26, Church St., King's Lynn, and the late Edward Allen. Buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 21.
ALLEN Thomas Martin
[Listed as T N ALLEN on the memorial] Seaman. C.3133. Royal Naval Reserve. Serving on the cruiser HMS Aboukir when it was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 22 September 1914. Chatham Naval Memorial Aged 31. His parents lived at West Lynn. Married with three children, lived at 64 Checker Street, King's Lynn. Had been master of the King's Lynn Conservancy Board tug 'T. Brown' from July, 1914. Called up 2 August 1914. Served on the Aboukir with his brother William who last saw Thomas signalling the Cressy and the Hogue shortly after the Aboukir had been hit.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and West Lynn Church War Memorial.

ANDERSON

Charles

Private 241083, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19th April 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Plot XXIII. Row D. Grave 15.

ANDERSON

John

No further information currently available

ANDERSON

Thomas B

Private 40793, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917. Aged 36. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Spalding, Lincolnshire. Husband of Florence E. Fox (formerly Anderson), of 33, Cheeker St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

ANDREWS

Charles Henry

Lance Corporal T4/1186984, 163rd Horse Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 9 December 1918. Aged 24. Son of Thomas Henry and Maria Thirza Andrews, of High St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Grave 1644.

ARMES

Raymond Linay

Captain, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 9 April 1916. Son of William L and Sarah J Armes, he had at least 3 other sibklings one of which, William, is listed below. Born King's Lynn, 1878, birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1878 in King's Lynn Registration District. Resident at St Nicholas Street, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Kings Lynn in 1881. His father owned a Cocoa Matting manfacturing company employing 200 people in 1881. On the 12 January 1900, aged 22, he attested with the Imperial Yeomanry and served with the 43 Imperial Yeomanry Company (Suffolk) as Private 6832. He was taken prisoner and escaped on 12 August 1900 at Banks Station. In 1901 he was living with his sister Edith at Princeston Man, 10, St Andrew Holborn above the Bars and St George the Martyr, Holborn, London. In 1911 he was living with his brother, William, at Chilton, Sudbury, Suffolk, listed as a Coir Mat and Matting Manufacturer. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 34.

The England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 for Raymond Linay Armes reads:

ARMES Raymond Linay of Colchester captain 7th battalion North Staffordshire Regiment died 9 April 1916 in Mesopotamia on active service Probate London 2 November [1916] to Sydney Gross Wheeler estate agent Henry Joseph Thompson matting manufactruer and Ernest Durrant clerk. Effects £11444 19s 11d.

ARMES, TD

William Morriss

Lieutenant-Colonel, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 August 1915. Awarded Territorial Decoration (T.D.). Son of William L and Sarah J Armes, he had at least 3 other siblings one of which, William, is listed below. Born King's Lynn, birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1872 in King's Lynn Registration District. Resident at St Nicholas Street, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Kings Lynn in 1881. His father owned a Cocoa Matting manfacturing company employing 200 people in 1881. In 1884 he is shown on the Admission Register for King Edward Vii Grammar Boys' School, King's Lynn. In 1891 he was working as a Manufacturer's Clerk for the family business, aged 18, resident Hardwicke House, Stour Street, Sudbury, Suffolk. In 1901 he was living with his sister Edith at Princeston Man, 10, St Andrew Holborn Above the Bars and St George the Martyr, Holborn, London; he was now part of his family's business being listed as a Mat Manufacturer. In 1911 he was head of the family, his brother, Raymond, was living with him at Chilton, Sudbury, Suffolk, listed as a Coir Mat and Matting Manufacturer. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 46 and 47.

The England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 for Raymond Linay Armes reads:

ARMES William Morriss of Chilton House Chilton Suffolk lieutenant-colonel 5th battalion Suffolk Regiment died 12 August 1915 at Sulva Plain in Gallipoli on active service Administration (with Will) London 14 September [1916] to Reginald John Armes majore His Majesty's Army.
Effects £11940 17s 3d. Resworn £11873 12s. 2d.

ARNELL

Richard

Private G/32830, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 13 April 1917. Aged 30. Born Hackney Wick, enlisted Norwich. Son of Richard Arnell, of Church Close, Norwich; husband of Elsie May Arnell, of 7A, Burkitt St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

ASHBY

George Stanley

Private. 20585. 1st Essex Regt. Commmeorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Died at sea 13th August 1915 when the troopship Royal Edward was sunk. Aged 22. Son of Mrs. Manning. Lived at 4 Friars Street, King's Lynn. Born King's Lynn and enlisted Norwich. Had worked at the West Norfolk Farmer's Chemical Company, King's Lynn.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

BADCOCK

Harold J

No further information currently available

BAILEY

Alfred Arthur

Private 25728, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Norwich. Son of Albert Alfred Andrews Bailey and Betsy Bailey, of 18, Birchwood St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

BAILEY

William Henry John

Private 241076, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Plaestine 2 November 1917. Enlisted East Dereham. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1897 in the King's Lynn Registration District. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXVI. Row F. Grave 5.

BAKER

S S

No further information currently available

BARBER Frank Vivian

Private. 7-30928. 7th East Yorkshire Regiment. Missing France 25 November 1916. Thiepval Memorial Aged 23. Born Hull. Third son of Mr. Alfred Barber, London Road, King's Lynn. He left a wife and two children, living at Hull. He enlisted at Hull, where for six years he had been a sailor. Some sources give date as 5th. Two brothers also served in the army and three others worked in munitions.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

BARDELL

Robert John

Private. SPTS-3935. 23rd Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action France 29 July 1916. (Battle for Delville Wood?). Thiepval Memorial Aged 35. Born Middleton, Norfolk. Son of the late William and Mrs. Bardell of King's Lynn. Enlisted at London, September 1915 and went to France in early 1916. From the age of 18 Robert managed the building contracting business of his late father and later became a partner in the Lynn Building Material Company. He was a sidesman at All Saints and a playing member of King's Lynn Lawn Tennis Club.

A window dedicated to his memory is in the north side of All Saints Church. This window was dedicated by the Bishop pf Thetford in November, 1920.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window, and King Edward's School War Memorial, King's Lynn.

BARNABY John [Augustus]

Corporal. 240436. 1/5th Norfolk Regt. Killed in action Gallipoli 12 August 1915, but see the account of the 'Vanished Battalion'. Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, I.C.6. Age 25. Son of Mr. John and Mrs. Georgina Barnaby, of, 33 South Everard Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted Dereham, service number 2624. Mentioned on his parents' grave at Hardwick Cemetery, King's Lynn, which shows John A., died Gallipoli, 1915. 'Soldiers Died' states 'died 28 August 1915'.

See Tim Carew, Famous Regiments: The Royal Norfolk Regiment, page 91, regarding the fate of the 1/5th Norfolk Regiment :

"For the next four years the fate of the bulk of 1/5th Norfolk was shrouded in mystery. It was not until September 1919 that a Graves Registration Unit at Gallipoli reported tersely: 'We have found the 5th Norfolks - there were 180 in all, and we could only identify two - Privates BARNABY and Cotter.'"

John Barnaby is the only Barnaby of the 1/5th Norfolks in 'Soldiers Died'.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

BARNARD

Edward Alfred

Private 6066, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 27 December 1914. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. In 1911 he was 11, at school, born King's Lynn, living with his parents Albert and Leah Barnard, of 56 Sir Lewis Street, King's Lynn. Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Hessen. Germany. Plot V. Row K. Grave 3.

BARNARD

Philip

Seaman 3514C, H.M.S. "Hogue", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action. in the North Sea 22 September 1914. Aged 36. Born 31 July 1879 in King's Lynn. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Barnard, of "Fishermans Return", Pilot St., King's Lynn, Norfolk; brother of Bertha Barnard of the same address. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 8.

BARRATT

John Ambrose

[On memorial as BARRETT] Second Lieutenant. 16th Rifle Brigade. Killed in action Ypres, Belgium 31 July 1917. New Irish Farm Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres, XVII.E.16. Age 36. Son of Joseph and Louisa Barratt, of Romford Road, Upton, Essex. Husband of Evelyn Marion Barratt, of 139, Newmarket Road, Norwich. Born at 316 Romford Road, Upton, 8/1/1881. His father was a solicitor. John was educated at the Merchant Taylor's School, London, and at St. John's College, Oxford. He played cricket for his school and was a 'half-blue' for tennis at Oxford. He married Evelyn Marion Beck at Hethersett, Norfolk, 11 September 1912. They had four children and lived at 12 Portland Street, King's Lynn, prior to the war. John was a brewer for Morgan's based at the Lady Bridge Brewery in King's Lynn. John was a prominent member of All Saints' Church and was at one time the church treasurer.

Enlisted in the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at King's Lynn, 8 December1915, number 26300. On 16 March 1916 he applied for a commission. His recommendation stated that John was the brother of international lawn tennis player Roper Barratt.

John completed a course at number 1 O.C.B., Denham Barracks, Bucks. However his application for a commission was turned down as he had not received any previous military training. On 29 April 1916 he joined the Oxford University O.T.C. and on 11 July 1916 was posted to 4 O.C.B. and discharged to a commission in the Rifle Brigade on 24 October 1916 (London Gazette 15 November 1916).

He was immediately sent overseas.

He was a signalling officer and well liked by his fellow officers; the young officer's called him 'Father Barrett'. He was killed in action 31 July 1917, this confirmed by a GHQ communication dated 4 August 1917, and initially buried north west of Fortuin. He was reburied in 1920.

His service papers are at the National Archive (WO339/65847). Note: in some sources his surname is given as Barrett.

Played rugby for Upper Clapton and Eastern Counties and is on their war memorial.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

Above John Barratt with his thrird child.
Below John playing tennis at Norwich 1906

BARRETT

Thomas William

Private 10/156616, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 24 July 1919. Aged 40. Son of the late Robert and Catherine Barrett; husband of Daisy Rye (formerly Barrett), of Baptist Chapel Yard, Broad St., King's Lynn. Formerly 20526, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 126.

BARRETT

William E

probably William BARRETT, Gunner 159077, "C" Battery, 106th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 10 September 1917. Aged 20. Born West Winch, enlisted King Lynn. Son of Isaac William and Emily Barrett, of West Winch, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXV. Row P. Grave 6.

BARTLE

Thomas

Private 5931, "G" Company, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 20 October 1914. Aged 36. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Lancaster. Husband of Alice Bartle, of 58, Quarry Rd., Lancaster. Served in the South African Campaign. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2.

BARTRAM

A H

No further information currently available

BASSHAM

Reginald Owen

Second Lieutenant. 5th Rifle Brigade. Killed in action France 31 May 1917. Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy les Mofflaines, I.G.23. Born at Wolferton 13 August 1893. Son of Luke and Ellen Bassham. His father was an accountant at Sandringham Estate. His mother lived at York Avenue, Hunstanton. Married to Dorothy Gwendoline Smithard just a few weeks before he was killed. Dorothy remarried in 1921.

He won scholarships that enabled him to be educated at King Edward's School, King's Lynn, and subsequently at University College, London, where he was a member of the O.T.C.

Left for Australia in 1912 and worked on his brother-in-law's estate. He tried to enlist in the Australian Army but was rejected due to defective eyesight, however his brother, Sgt. R.H. Bassham, AIF, was successful and won the M.M. (two other brothers served in the British Army).

He returned from Noumea, New Caledonia, to the UK to enlist, 21 September 1915, travelling on the SS Canastota. However a blockade of the Panama Canal meant that he had to travel from Panama to Boulogne on the SS Niagara. This journey generated a lot of correspondence as he claimed back the travelling expense from the War Office.

Attested at the Central Recruit Depot, Whitehall, 6 December1915 and posted to the Rifle Brigade Depot, service number S/14556. Posted to the 6th Battalion and applied for a commission. Posted to No. 2 Officer Cadet Battalion, Pembroke College. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Special Reserve, 5th Rifle Brigade, on 4 July 1916 (London Gazette 7 July 1916).

Posted to France. Received severe shell wound to left thigh and sent to No.1 Red Cross Hospital, Le Touquet, 9 November 1916, before being sent to Guy's Hospital, London. Joined 13th Battalion on 3 May 1917. Several of his effects were returned to the UK, including his tobacco pouch, his broken pipe and his marriage certificate.

His service papers are at the National Archive (WO339/74565).

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window, and King Edward's School War Memorial, King's Lynn.

BATES

William

Second Lieutenant. 101st Labour Company, Labour Corps. Died due to effects of shell-wounds and gas poisoning 13 May 1918. St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France, Officer's B.4.27. Born West Lynn, 24/2/1895, the son of William, a railway signalman, and Sarah Ann Bates, of 6, Louisa Terrace, West Lynn. Baptised at All Saints', 17/7/1895. Server at All Saints' Church from the age of 14. He was the first pupil from West Lynn School to win a scholarship to King Edward's School, King's Lynn. Became a theological student at St. Chad's College, Durham.

Applied for a commission in the Artists Rifles, February, 1916, but was rejected due to defective eyesight. He joined the Durham Light Infantry on 10/2/1916, service number 32278. Joined the DLI Depot at Newcastle, 16 May 1916 and was transferred to the Labour Corps, as 316911, Private, 471 (Home Service) Employment Company on 30 June 1917. On 13 May 1917 he again applied for a commission and was described as 'a suitable candidate for a Labour or Works Battalion.' He was attached to the Garrison Officer Cadet Battalion, Jesus College, Cambridge, from 20 August 1917 and he joined the O.C.B. at Cambridge on 27 August 1917. He was subsequently commissioned into the Labour Corps, London Gazette 6 December1917.

8 March 1918 posted to Labour Corps Base Depot, Boulogne. 13 March 1918 to hospital with Tonsillitis. 10 April 1918 posted to 101 Company, Labour Corps. 13 May 1918, died of wounds (gas) at No. 2 British Red Cross Hospital, Rouen. His company had been involved in laying communication lines near Foncquevillers and was caught by heavy German gas shelling. The company sustained heavy casualties - the heaviest losses of the Labour Corps in the war. Several of his effects were sent home, including his rosary.

His service papers are at the National Archive (WO339/108992). Note CWGC gives his Regiment as the DLI.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window, King Edward's School War Memorial, King's Lynn, and West Lynn War Memorial.

BATTERBEE

Alfred John

[Listed as BATTERBY on SDGW] Private. 17019. 7th Norfolk Regiment Killed in action Loos, 13 Ocotber 1915. Loos Memorial, France. Born 24 March 1898, son of John Robert and Ada Caroline Batterbee, of Terrace Court, King's Lynn (his mother later remarried, to Mr. Daisley, and lived Checker Street). Baptised at All Saints' Church and a pupil at All Saints' School. Employed as an engine cleaner at South Lynn railway station. Enlisted Norwich in December 1914 and went overseas in June, 1915. Killed by a shell explosion. Name given as Batterby on his medal card.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

BATTERBEE Edward Robert William

Private. 8999. 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 13 August 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Born North Runcton, 1895. Son of Mrs. William Mitchell, Providence Street, King's Lynn. Worked as a boy porter at West Norfolk and Lynn Hospital. Enlisted King's Lynn. Wounded whilst serving on the Western Front. He was a company stretcher-bearer and known for his first aid skills. Killed by a shell. His uncle, CSM Walter Mitchell, also served in the 7th Battalion and wrote home to tell of his nephew's death (Walter Mitchell was himself killed in action).

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

BATTERBEE

Robert

Probably either

BATTERBEE, Robert Frederick - Private 41940, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Dersingham, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of John and Caroline Batterbee, of The Lodge, Hill House, Dersingham, Norfolk. Formerly 26754, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 to 99.

Or

BATTERBEE, Robert William - Private PLY/17821, 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 26th April 1917. Aged 22. Son of Robert William and Harriett Jane Batterbee, of Park Farm, Thorney, Peterborough. Native of West Winch, King's Lynn, Norfolk. His brother Walter Henry also fell. Buried in STE. CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row B. Grave 2.

BEATY

George William

Private 203439, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed inm action 19 April 1917. Enlisted East Dereham. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1896 in the King's Lynn Registration District. In the 1901 he was aged 4, son of John A (Dock Labourer) and Jessie Beaty, born Kings Lynn, resident Hillington Square, King's Lynn. In the 1911 census he was the son of John Andrew and Jessie Beaty, aged 14, a scholar, born King's Lynn, resident Purfleet Street, Kings Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 12 to 15.

BECK, MC

Bernard

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain). 3rd attached 4th Liverpool Regiment. Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette, 25 August 1916: 'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. Under heavy fire he established and maintained for six hours communications between the front line and the H.Q.'s of an infantry brigade.' Killed in action France 18 August 1916. Flat Iron Copse cemetery, Mametz, I.B. 28 Note: until 2000 his headstone did not show the award of the M.C., this has since been corrected.

Born Winton Lodge, Leyton Court Road, Streatham, 13/6/1890, son of Harry, a wine merchant, and Julia Beck. He was well known for his interests in farming and held High House Farm, Weasenham. Married Enid Brown, of King's Lynn, and had one child. His wife subsequently remarried, to Mr. Neill, and emigrated to Australia on 26 September 1919.

Enlisted in the 8th Reserve Cavalry Regiment, 24 August 1914, this unit was affiliated to the 16th and 17th Lancers and he is noted as being 6462, Private, 16th Lancers.

Commissioned 15 October 1914. To the Western Front, June, 1915. He was acting second in command of his battalion when he was killed. Death notified by telegram 23 August 1916.

His service papers are at the National Archive (WO339/29583).

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

BELDING

Frederick Ernest

Private 2416, "B" Company, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Died 28 August 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 31. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Mrs. E. J. Belding, of "Thetis," Victoria Avenue, Hunstanton, Norfolk, In 1911 he was aged 26, son of Eawston and Eliza Jane Belding, a Railway Clerk, born HUnstanton, resident Mount Field, Victoria Avenue, New Hunstanton. and the late Rawston Belding. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 42 to 44.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1858-1959:

BELDING Frederick Ernest of Lincoln Inn Mill Fleet King's Lynn Norfolk private Norfolk regiment died on or since 28 August 1915 at gallipoli in Turkey Administration Norwich 23 October [1918] to Eliza Jane Belding widow.
Effects £119 4s 5d.

BENEFER

George

Lance Corporal 240886, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Paplestine 14th July 1918. Aged 34. Born at Northend, King's Lynn, enlisted Dereham. Son of George Benefer; husband of Alice Maud Benefer, of 8, Stagg Row, Highgate, King's Lynn. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row U. Grave 18.

BENTLEY

Joseph [William]

Private. 3411. ‘B’ Company 1/5 Norfolk Regt. Killed in action Gallipoli 12 August 1915. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Panel 42 to 44. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph William Bentley of 9 Saddlebow Road, Kings’ Lynn. Enlisted Dereham, November 1914. Had worked for Messrs. Watts & Rowe, Printers, King’s Lynn. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

BIRD

George Frederick

Private. 15104. 4th Lincolnshire Regiment Killed in action , near Vermelles, 22 November 1917. Pilosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France, III.A.35. Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Bird. Southgate House, London Road, King's Lynn. Born King's Lynn 1891. Unmarried. Enlisted at Norwich. Served in Gallipoli and Egypt. Killed by shellfire. Brother of Sidney John Bird. Two of his brothers served in the 1st Norfolk Regiment.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

BLACKBURN

Alfred Herbert

Private. 20712. 1st Essex Regiment. Died at sea, Transport 'Royal Edward', 13 August 1915. Helles Memorial.Born Brancaster 1896, son of Frederick and Alice Susannah Blackburn, of 1, Church Lane, King's Lynn. Lived King's Lynn, educated at St. Mary's Roman Catholic School. Apprenticed as baker and confectioner to C. Winlove Smith, High Street, King's Lynn. Unmarried. Enlisted in the 7th Norfolk Regiment, service number 12157, at King's Lynn, 21 August 1914. Was hospitalised and so did not go overseas with the battalion. Transferred to 3rd Battalion and volunteered to join the 1st Essex Regiment. Lost when the transport was torpedoed in the Agean Sea.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

BLOCK

Ernest

No further information currently available

BLOOM

Henry (Harry) Charles

Lance Corporal. 7182. 1st Norfolk Regiment Killed in action La Bassee 31 January 1915. Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, I. A. 23. Eldest son of Mr. Charles F. and Mrs. Jenny Bloom, of 18, Checker Street, King's Lynn. Born Holloway, London, 1888. Married to Jeannie Bloom, of 11, Edwards Yard, King's Lynn; two children. Enlisted in the 2nd Norfolk Regiment and went to South Africa with the battalion in 1906. Also served in India before the war. Returned to England on long leave in February 1913, and was for some time employed at Cooper Roller Bearings. Recalled and drafted to the 1st Battalion on the outbreak of war. On Christmas Day 1914 he was involved in the Christmas 'truce' and met with German soldiers in 'no man's land'. Brother of John Edward Bloom.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

BLOOM

John Edward (Eddie)

Private. 26128. 1st Norfolk Regiment Killed in action Falfemont Farm, Combles, France 4 September 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mr. Charles F. and Mrs. Jenny Bloom, of 18, Checker Street, King's Lynn. Born Holloway, London, 1890. Married with two children. A pre-war regular soldier he had served for eight years before working as a painter for the Great Eastern Railway Company at King's Lynn; subsequently he joined the staff at the West Norfolk Fertilizer Works. Recalled to the colours on the outbreak of war, he joined the 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regiment, service number 3/6332. To France in January 1915, but returned to England in October 1915 as 'time-expired'. He re-enlisted and went to France again in July 1916. Initially listed as missing in he attack on Falfemont Farm.

Brother of Henry Charles Bloom.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

BLYTH

James

Private 240777, 1st/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 11th October 1918. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, resident Coleorton, Leicestershire. Buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 6.

BLYTH

Walter

Corporal 6434, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd June 1916. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 12.

BOBBIN

William [Groom]

Battery Quartermaster Serjent 38701, 42nd Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 16 June 1916. Aged 34. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Chesterfield. Husband of Rosa Bobbin, of 65A, Fairlight Rd., Tooting, London. Buried in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 2.

BOLDERO

Arthur James

Lance Corporal 18445, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 28th March 1918. Aged 34. Born Middleton, Norfolk, enlisted Stratford, Essex, resident King's Lynn. Son of George and Martha Boldero; husband of Caroline Boldero, of 39, South Clough Lane, King's Lynn. Native of King's Lynn. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 15.

BONE

Henry

Private 35072, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mr. M. J. and Mrs. E. Bone, of 56, St. Lewis St., King's Lynn. Formerly 24720, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39.

BONHAM

William Daniel

Second Lieutenant. 10th posted 7th Norfolk Regiment Killed in action France 14 October 1917. Arras Memorial. Born Derby, 9/11/1892, son of Thomas William, a coal merchant, and Ann Bonham, of The Chase, King's Lynn. Educated at St. James' Boys School and won a county scholarship to King Edward's School, King's Lynn. Unmarried. Worked with his father in the wholesale coal business. Attested at King's Lynn, 17 September 1914 and joined the 4th Public Schools Battalion, 21st Royal Fusiliers, service number PS 2463. Served overseas from 14 November 1915 to 24 March 1916; promoted Lance Corporal, 21 December1915.

Posted to No. 1 O.C.B., 24 March 1916 and commissioned into the 10th Norfolk Regiment, 5 August 1916. Posted to the 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, 28 October 1916. He was a bombing instructor and a musketry instructor, having undertaken courses at the 3rd Army School from May to August 1917.

He was initially listed as missing, possibly a prisoner. A report, sent via the Germans, from 2nd Lieutenant D.C. White, who had been taken prisoner, confirmed that William had been killed. His father received a telegram, dated 30 January 1918, stating that the Germans had found William's body and had buried him near Monchy. Captain J.M. Howlett wrote to William's father stating that William had been killed by a sniper whilst signalling to the stretcher bearers to bring in a wounded officer; this letter also stated that William had been killed in a raid on the German trenches. William's company commander wrote stating that William had actually been killed while trying to rescue the wounded officer.

His service papers are at the National Archive (WO339/60710).

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and King Edward's School War Memorial, King's Lynn.

BOURNE

William

Private 8000, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd November 1914. Born Gaywood, enlisted KIng's Lynn. Formerly 7778, North Staffordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

BOWEN

John F

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BOWEN

John William

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BOWKER

Francis J

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BOWMAN

rederick

Could be an incorrect entry on memorial and could possibly be Robert BOWMAN, Private 5428, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Leinester Regiment (Royal Canadian). Died of wounds 24 October 1918. Aged 24. Born Hardwick, Norfolk, resident and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Sarah Bowman, of Hardwick, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 124146, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in Guhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row I. Grave 38.

BRACEBRIDGE

Charles Albert

Private. 5696. 1/7th Worcestershire Regiment Killed in action France 21 September 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Born 1892, son of Albert and Fanny Bracebridge, of 22, Gladstone Street, King's Lynn. Served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Thew and Son, Printers, High Street, King's Lynn. Charles then went to live in Bexley Heath, but subsequently returned to work for Thew and Sons before the war. Enlisted in the Norfolk Regiment at East Dereham, service number 2632, after the outbreak of war and was transferred to the Worcestershire Regiment. Went to France April, 1916. Killed in an attack on a German trench, initially listed as missing.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

BRADFIELD

Reginald Charles

Private. 56147. 74th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed in action France 10 September 1918. Vis-en-Artois Memorial. Born King's Lynn, 1891. Eldest son of Mr. William Charles and Mrs. Ellen Winlore Bradfield, Hamilton House, The Chase, King's Lynn. A pre-war member of the Norfolk Yeomanry, service number 1397, he was called up on the outbreak of war and served with the Yeomanry in Gallipoli, the Libyan Desert and Palestine before serving in Flanders from May 1918 At this time 74 Battalion MGC was composed of men who had served in the Yeomanry units of 74 Division. Reginald was killed by a sniper.

Brother of William Leslie Bradfield.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and King Edward's School War Memorial, King's Lynn.

BRADFIELD

William Leslie

Corporal. 760872. 'C' Company, 1/28th London Regiment (Artists Rifles). Commissioned Second Lieutenant and posted to Royal Berkshire Regiment, but died before taking up new rank and posting. Died (accidentally?) France 20 June 1917. Hesdin Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France, grave 2.Born King's Lynn, 1893. Son of Mr. William Charles and Mrs. Ellen Winlore Bradfield, Hamilton House, The Chase, King's Lynn. Went to London to work for Selfridges, before returning to King's Lynn to manage his father's business in the High Street. Enlisted in London, November, 1915, joining the Artists Rifles. Having spent the first year f his service in London he went overseas and was, for a time, part of the guard at Sir Douglas Haig's Headquarters. He was promoted Lance-Corporal upon being posted overseas and rapidly gained promotion to Corporal and then Acting Sergeant. In this latter capacity he was attached to another battalion of the London Regiment in order to gain experience in the trenches; during this time he suffered trench fever and shock. He completed his final training for a commission and would have joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment. However, whilst feeling unwell he fell from a first floor 'French window' and died as a result of his injuries. This may well have been an accident, but his medal card is inscribed 'suicide'. Brother of Reginald Charles Bradfield.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and King Edward's School War Memorial, King's Lynn.

BRAYBROOK

Harry E

Private 204070, 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Formerly 6248, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.

BRIDGES

John

Private 240026, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine 30 November 1917. Aged 27. Born St Nicholas, Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mr. J. S. Bridges, of Mafeking House, Walker St., King's Lynn. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXi. Row U. Grave 15.

BRIGHTMORE

John Cuthbertson

Private 3/10413, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 November 1915. Aged 33. Born St Nicholas, King's Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Fredrick and Eleanor Brightmore, of Pilot St., Kings Lynn. In the 1911 census he was a boarder, aged 30, single, a Bookbinder, living at 6 Esher Mill Cottages, Walton on Thames, born King's Lynn. Buried in Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 15.

BROCK

Ernest V

Private 241001, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Noroplk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 2 November 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mr. E. and Alice Brock, of Estuary Bank, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXII. Plot G. Grave 8.

BROCK

Gabriel

Private 241113, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine 19 April 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted King's Lynn. Son of George and Sarah Brock, of Rosedale House, Burkitt St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXIII. Plot D. Grave 6.

BROOKS

Walter James

Shoeing Smith 51038, 11th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Killed in action 1 December 1917. Aged 32. Born St Nichol's, King's Lynn, enlisted Sutton Bridge. Son of the late James and Martina Brooks. In the 1911 census he was serving overseas with the military in Mhow, Central India, aged 27, single, born St Nicholas, King's Lynn. Formerly 7604, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 13.

BROWN

Alfred

Private 6840, 2/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdomm 11 August 1916. Enlisted King's Lynn. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section Y. Grave 92.

BROWN

E T

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BROWN

John G

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BROWN

Sidney William

Private 3/7658, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 20 July 1916. Born St Margaret's, King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Buried in basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot V. Row X. Grave 18.

BROWNING

Guy A

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BRUNTON

C

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BUNFIELD

William Charles

Sapper 229779, R.O.D., Royal Engineers. Died 27 February 1917. Aged 38. Born and resident King's Lynn. Son of Charles and Martha Bunfield, of "Grassendale," Gaywood, King's Lynn. In the 1911 ceneus he was the son of Martha Bunfield, a widow; he was aged 33, a railway clerk, born King's Lynn, living in Field House, Gaywood, Kings Lynn. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot IV. Row P. Grave 8.

BUNN

George

Seaman 5222B, H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 22nd September 1914. Aged 27. Son of Thomas and Sarah Bunn, of Begley's Yard, North St., King's Lynn, husband of Margaret Bunn, of Devonshire Yard, North St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8.

BUNN

Thomas

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BUNNING

William Henry

Private 241131, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine 19 April 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. S. A. Bray, of 34, Sir Lewis St., King's Lynn. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XX. Plot F. Grave 12.

BUNTING

Charles

Private 240348, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Egypt 3 August 1917. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Edith Margaret Bunting, of Arms Yard, High St., King's Lynn. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section D. Grave 164.

BUNTING

David

Guardsman 14560, 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 28 February 1920. Aged 29. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 921.

BUNTING

Edward

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BUNTING

W

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

BURRELL

Frederick Charles

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] Private 40628, 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 25. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of James Fred Burrell, of 1, St. Ann's St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 25554, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 144 to 145.

BURTON

Claude Valentine

Private 2516, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died 23 August 1915. Aged 20. Son of John and Laura Burton, of 11, Wyatt St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 42 to 44.

BURTON

E L

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BUSH

Walter Sidney

Private 8701, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Born St Margaret's, Norwich, enlisted King's Lynn. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 19.

CANNELL

William George

Private. 47464. 8th (Cyclist) Essex Regiment. Died at sea in the loss of RMS Leinster, 10 October 1918. Hollybrook Memorial. Age 19. Youngest son of Mr. G.H. Cannell, 'Fleece Inn', Paradise Parade, King's Lynn. Born and lived King's Lynn. Worked as an engineer at Cooper Roller Bearings, South Lynn, before joining the Bedfordshire Regiment at Norwich in 1918, service number 49379. Transferred to the 8th Essex and served in Ireland.

Some sources give his first names as George Robert.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

CARTER

Charles Thomas

Private 7194, "B" Squadron, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. Killed in action 20th January 1916. Aged 19. enlisted in the 9th Lancers in London. Son of John and Anne Carter, of 11, Lansdowne St., King's Lynn. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 3.

Note: Killed with Lt Hugh Durant and L/Cpl Eric Stone when a 2 inch mortar shell fired from Guildford trench by a detachment of the 62nd Trench Mortar Battery under the temporary command of Lt Durant, 9th lancers, prematurely exploded immediately after firing, Carter and Stone were with the remainder of their 9th Lancer Company in the trench immediately in front of the battery, Sticky Trench, and they caught the full extent of the blast and died instantly. The trio were buried the following day in Vermelles British Cemetery with full honours, the ceremony was attended by the Brigade Commander Brigadier-General Beale-Browne, (also 9th lancers). A funeral in the middle of this war was rare but Beale-Browne and Lt Hugh Durant would have been well aquainted with one another as both had joined the lancers in 1890's. Durant would have been a NCO when Beale-Browne was a junior officer. Durant had been severely wounded at the charge at Moncel against German Lancers as a SSM. He was commissioned during his convalescence and returned to the Regiment in April 1915, having served 17 years and 343 days in the Regimental ranks.

CARTER

Charles William

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CARTER

William Edward

Private. 61365. 13th Royal Fusiliers Died of wounds France 15 April 1917. Etaples Military Cemetery, France, XXII.J.15.A. Age 39. Born Pimlico. Son of Edward and Susan Carter, of Setch Bank, near King's Lynn; husband of Lucy Irene Carter, of Windsor Road, King's Lynn. Five children.

An upholsterer for Messrs. Scott and Son, High Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted at King's Lynn into the Royal West Kent Regiment, service number 16103, June 1916. To the Western Front, November 1916. Wounded 11 April 1917, died at the 7th Canadian General Hospital.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

CATTON

James Colby

Private. 40639. 2nd South Wales Borderers Killed in action Belgium 14 April 1918. Ploegsteert Memorial. Age 29. Born King's Lynn, son of Walter, a sailor, and A. Elizabeth Catton, of 4 Providence Street, King's Lynn. A keen footballer, played in the King's Lynn Junior League. Employed by Messrs. A. Bear and Son, St. James Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted at King's Lynn into the Bedfordshire Regiment, service number 27115, on the outbreak of war. Wounded once. Date of death given as 11 April 1918 in some sources.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

CAUSTON

Ernest Edgar

Private 240960, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine 20 April 1917. Aged 22. Born London, enlisted East Dereham. Son of Mrs. Alice Causton, of 3, Garden Row, Highgate, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section A. Grave 72.

CAVELL

John R

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CAWSTON

Horce James

Private 6249, 2/4rh (City of bristol)(Territorial) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 July 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Alfred and Sarah Eliza Cawston, of 57, Cresswell St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. In 1911 he was single, aged 16, a clerk, born King's Lynn, living with his parents at 57 Cresswell Street, King's Lynn. Formerly 1072, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 11

CHAMBERLAIN

Joe

Private. 15197. 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 18 October 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Age 23. Born St. Margaret's, King's Lynn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain, of 45, Friars Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted at King's Lynn, September 1914. Served as a stretcher-bearer and had been wounded. Believed to have died in the attack on Gueudecourt. Killed by a sniper while retrieving a wounded man stranded in front of the trench.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

CHAMBERLAIN

William George

C.S.M. 1362. 17th Battalion Australian Infantry. Killed in action France 3 October 1918. Buried in Bellicourt Military Cemetery, V.N.1 Son of Mr and Mrs. John Chamberlain 9 Queens Avenue, King’s Lynn. Emigrated to Australia 1911. Enlisted at Marrickville, NSW. Overseas 29 March 1915. Had been employed in the building trade. Served in Gallipoli, Egypt and France. Twice wounded. See also St Michael's, South Lynn

CHAPMAN, DCM

Albert Edward

Lance-Sergeant. 13699. 8th Norfolk Regiment. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. London Gazette 20 October 1916: 'For conspicuous gallantry on several occasions during operations, when he led patrols and gained valuable information under heavy fire. He constantly rendered valuable assistance by showing the greatest intelligence and courage.' Killed in action France 26 September 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Age 22. Born King's Lynn, son of Mrs. J. Burch, of 3a, Bridge Street, King's Lynn. Unmarried. Worked as an agricultural labourer at Stanhoe before enlisting at Norwich, 10 September 1914. Went overseas 25 July 1915. Believed to have been killed in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, Thiepval. He was initially reported wounded and missing; in August 1917 he was officially presumed to have been killed during the previous September. Two of his brothers also served.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

CHAPMAN

A G

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

CHAPLIN

Ernest B

Ernest Chaplin was married to Margaret Pets, they had one son, Morris, who he never saw. He was the manager at Brenners Bazzar in the High Street.

CLARKE

Alfred

Private 240848, 1/5th |Battalion, Norfolk Regiment Killed in action in Palestine 2 November 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted East Dereham, Norfolk. Son of John and Jane Clarke, of 7, Russell Place, Benedict St., King's Lynn. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXVI. Row F. Grave 6.

CLARKE

Charles

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CLARKE

William

Born 1882 Crimplesham Norfolk, killed 9th April 1917 (first day of the Battle of Arras), buried Houdain Lane Cemetery Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines France. Service No 40893 Private in the 9th Bn Essex Regiment. Aged 35. Son of Henry and Sarah Clarke from Crimplesham. Wife of Ethel May living at 16 Lavender Terrace Gaywood King's Lynn.

9th Essex attack

The following comes from Burrows, Essex Units in the War 1914-1919 Service Battalions The Essex Regiment Vol. 6.

How the 9th Essex attacked from Arras.

The 9th Essex left the Museum, Arras, at 2.40 am on April 9th 1917 (Easter Monday) and proceeded above ground as far as the entrance to the trench at Pont de Fer. The plan that the Battalion should be clear of the exit of the tunnel in Broad Walk at zero-10m. could not be adhered to owing to the congestion caused by the presence of the 36th and 37th Brigades in the O.B trenches. Progress through the tunnel proved to be much quicker than anticipated and the men had a halt of one and a half hours in London Cove before entering the O.B lines. At zero the Battalion left the Cove and took up the allotted positions, the two leading companies being in the front line and "T" Trench and the other two companies in the support line and Ink Trench. Shelter was obtained in the dug-outs. Casualties were incurred in reaching the jumping-off positions. The enemy had registered accurately a communication trench and one platoon lost ten of its forty effectives. At 10.20 am the Battalion moved forward to the attack, with the 7th Suffolks on the right and 5th Royal Berkshires on the left. The advance was in artillery formation until the imaginary line drawn between Henley Lane and Havant Lane was reached. At this point the Battalion came under fairly heavy machine gun-fire from Hotte Work and also from the direction of Tilloy. The leading companies immediately extended, but shortly afterwards the advance was held up and the men sought cover in shell-holes. With the Hotte Work still in hostile possession, further progress was impossible and so two-inch trench mortars were bought up by the 37th Brigade, but before the gun could be put into action 2nd Lieut. Barker, of the 9th Essex, led his platoon to the flank and after vigorous bombing, captured the garrison of the work to the number of thirty. The advance was then resumed until Observation Post was gained. Progress down the eastern slopes of the Ridge was somewhat slow owing to the point-blank fire from hostile guns in Battery Valley firing point-blank at a distance of 200 yards. Lewis guns were turned upon them and the Essex advanced as occasion offered, with the result that in a final rush nine 77mm. guns were captured, together with the surviving members of the crews.

This was a remarkable experience, wrote Captain Barltrop. We had hardly known what free movement at the front was like, but as soon as Lieut. Barker had cleared up the machine gun nest which had poured a deadly fire upon us, the Battalion simply streamed forward in a long irregular mass and at a run went cheering up the slops of the ridge. For the moment it seemed as if we had really broken through, especially when, topping the ridge, we saw nothing but German artillery, most of which as being put out of action by the German gunners, as explosion after explosion bore witness. But here and there gunners fired point blank at us and we soon ceased to cheer, as the shells could hardly miss. We were soon thinned out and the advance by rushes became much more cautious. The gunners ceased their fire as the pressure increased and before long we were in the gun pits, glad to take cover from the machine gun and rifle fire.

Movement in Battery Valley continued to be slow for some time, in consequence of the barrage not having lifted in places and also because of fairly intense machine gun-fire from the Feuchy-Wancourt line. Companies had become somewhat disorganised and touch was lost in some cases.

"C" Company under 2nd Lieut. F C W Brown with its flank on the Cambrai Road, was in touch with the 7th Suffolks on its right and advanced, with a platoon of "D" company, by short rushes until some dead ground was reached. There the company halted and reorganised before continuing the advance. This company did excellent work and later captured Feuchy Chapel Redoubt, without support. "A" company was very reduced in strength by reason of a number of men having become seperated, but, nevertheless, the Company, with a few men of "D" company, entered Tilloy Lane and worked up the trench as far as Chapel Road. At this point it was discovered the Germans had commenced to tunnel under the road and several casualties were incurred by reason of men attempting to cross in the open. Further progress as delayed until the tunnel could be secured. 2nd Lieut. Peters led a bombing attack up the trench, but could get no farther than the edge of the enemy's wire and after the party had nearly all become casualties and the officer, himself, had been wounded, he was forced to retire, having erected a bomb stop fifty yards from the wire. There enterprising work was donw by snipers and Lewis gunners.

CLOVER

Harwood L

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COATES

Arthur

Corporal. 7191. 4th King's Royal Rifle Corps Killed in action Belgium 29 January 1915. Ypres, Menin Gate Memorial. Born St. John's, Norwich, 1894. Son of James Coates, of 6, Windsor Row, Windsor Road, King's Lynn. Lived King's Lynn and enlisted Norwich.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

COBBOLD

Albert Garnett

Private. 240670. 1/5th Norfolk Regt. Killed in action Gaza 19 April 1917. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXII. Row E. Grave 16. Aged 22. Third son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Cobbold 1 Ouse Avenue, King’s Lynn. Enlisted Dereham August 1914. Had worked at the Cooper Digger Works, South Lynn. Served in Gallipoli and Egypt. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn, West Lynn Church War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

CONNELLY

John

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COLLISON

Henry Thomas

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] Deck Hand 1000/SD, H.M.S. Actaron, Royal Naval Reserve. Died of disease 22 September 1918. Aged 24. Born 9 April 1894. Son of Robert and Susanna Collison; husband of Alice Maud Collison, of 58, Norfolk St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Sutton Road, Cemetery, Southend-onpSea, Essex. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 3499.

COOK

George S

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COOPER

Charles Veasey

Lance-Corporal. 6244. 4th Battalion Australian Infantry. Died of wounds France 19 September 1918. Buried in La Chaplette British and Indian Cemetery, III.D.13 Born 22/7/1899. Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cooper, The South House, King’s Lynn. An adventurer, he had lived in East Africa and South Africa before journeying to Australia and becoming a sheep farmer. Was twice rejected for military service. Enlisted at Whitton, NSW. Overseas 11 April 1916. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn, West Lynn Church War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

COOPER

Edward Charles

Private. 62909. 7th Royal Fusiliers Died of wounds France 16 April 1917. Aubigny Communal Cemetry Extension, Aubigny-en-Artois, France, II.E.58. Age 19. Born King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. E. Cooper, of 6, Daisley's Buildings, Providence Street, King's Lynn. Employed by Mr. J.W. Beaty, fruiterer, London Road, King's Lynn. Enlisted in the Queens Regiment, service number 39270, at Norwich, December 1916. Had been serving in France for about a month when wounded

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

COOPER

Josiah

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COOPER

Reginald

Lance-Corporal. 20372. 8th Norfolk Regt. Died of wounds France 28 October 1917. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, XXX. G. 22. A. Aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Cooper of 30 Wisbech Road, King’s Lynn. Husband of Elizabeth Cooper of 2 Lynn Road, Gaywood. Born Terrington St. Clement. Enlisted King’s Lynn and went overseas during 1916. Had been a hairdresser. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn, Gaywood War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

CORTEEN

Walter

Private 29318. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 31 March 1918. Aged 25. Born Peel, Isle f Man. enlisted Wakefield, resident Norfolk. Son of Mr. W. S. and Mrs. E. J. Corteen, of Ivy Villa, Loke Rd., King's Lynn. Native of Peel, Isle of Man. Formerly SS/1258, Royal Amy Service Corps. Buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 11.

COULTON

Aubrey Ewan

Captain, 6th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment attached 2nd/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr. R. C. Coulton, of Pentney, Swaffham, Norfolk; husband of Mrs. K. A. C. Latham (formerly Coulton), of Weaste Hall, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

Born 18th March 1889, killed in action 19th July 1916. Educated Felsted School: Sept 1902 - July 1907. Son of Mr Richard Calthrop Coulton of Pentney Swaffham Norfolk and husband of Mrs K.A.C. Latham (formerly Coulton) of Weaste Hall Manchester. He was born in Kings Lynn and raised in Pentney, Norfolk. Prefect. Captain of Gymnasium. 1913, 1st in 1st Class Honours, Solicitors' Final. Joined the family's law firm and lived at Swaffham, Norfolk. He was gazetted 2nd Lieut in 6th Norfolk Reg. (Cyclists') in 17th Sept 1908. July 27 1916 he was seconded to the Warwickshire Rgt. WWI: He joined BEF in France Went to attached to the Royal Warwickshire Regt. on 4th June 1916. Capt 6th Battalion, Norfolk Regt. 19th July 1916. Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, while leading a charge against German lines. Seen to fall, no body recovered but notification of death from German authorities. Dog tag returned to widow. [Details kindly supplied by Jules Wallis]

Baptised 15 May 1889 at King's Lynn, St Margaret with St Nicholas, son of Richard Calthorpe and Amy Coulton. Admitted to King Edward Vii Grammar Boys' School, King's Lynn 1898. [National School Admission Registers & Log-books 1870-1914- Norfolk Record Office Archive reference: Acc2014_114_Arseries 1 no. 2, Folio/page no. 14] In the 1901 census he was aged 12, living with hist father [widowed] and siblings, born King's Lynn, resident Queen Street, Kings Lynn. In the 1911 census he was a Solicitor's Articled Clerk, aged 22, born King's Lynn, resident Holiday House, Park Road, New Hunstanton, Norfolk.

COWEN

William Charles

Lance Serjeant 1129, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 28 August 1915. Aged 21. Born St Margret's, Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of David and Fanny Cowen, of 2, Miller's Court, Bridge St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 42 to 44.

CRABTREE

Charles

Private 20080, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 4 March 1917. Aged 21. Born Leeds, enlisted King's Lynn, resident Farnley, Yorkshire. Born at Walls, Lerwick, Shetland. Son of James and Williamina Coutts. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 68.

CRACKNELL

E V

No further information currently available

CRAKE

Bertie Clarence aka Bert

Private 2522, "B" Company, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 12 August 1915. Aged 19. Enlisted at East Dereham in August 1914 and embarked at Liverpool on 29th July 1915, landing at Suvla Bay on 10th August 1915. son of Thomas and Elizabeth Crake, of The Ship Inn, Bridge Street, King's Lynn. His name was Bertie Clarence CRAKE and prior to enlisting, worked as a painter. Two brothers, Percy and Leonard, went to Gallipoli with Bert and survived. A third brother, Wilfred, was sent to France and returned home after being wounded. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

Photograph Copyright © David Chilvers 2014

CREEK

George Franklin

Private 79104, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Lizzie Creek, of 9, Wyatt St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 136243, 53rd Y.S. Battalion. Buried in Ephey Wood Farm Cemetery, Ephey, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 12.

CREIGHTON

Bernard

Private. 2044. 'B' Company, 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Also known as Bill. Some sources give his first names as Edward William Bernard. Died at sea, on HM Hospital Ship Aquitania, from dysentery, 3 December1915 Netley Military Cemetery, Hound, Hampshire, C.E.1763. Age 19. Born at Wisbech (Walsoken?), son of Edward and Mary Anne Creighton of 15, South Everard Street, King's Lynn. Served in Gallipoli. A contemporary letter from W.F. Dent to his mother stated that Bernard had been evacuated to Alexandria and that she should not worry.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

CRESSWELL

Francis J

No further information currently available

CRISP

William

Private 241785, 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 14 November 1916. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Sudbury, Suffolk. Formerly 6237, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

CROWE

Henry William

Private. 201953. 2/5th Durham Light Infantry. Died Salonika 8 August 1917. Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Grave 80.Age 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Crowe, of 5, Valinger's Place, King's Lynn; husband of Mrs. J. Crowe, of 8 Guanock Terrace, King's Lynn. Employed by Messrs. Edwards and Sons as a dairyman before setting up his own business as a milk vendor. A football enthusiast, he had been chairman of the Lynn Rangers Football Club. Enlisted at King's Lynn, 29 July 1916; basic training at Catterick. Embarked for Salonika 4 November 1916. Served in the machine-gun section. He was taken ill and hospitalised. Initially he was reported to have died on 1 July 1917, but that was later corrected. Died at the 43rd General Hospital.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

CULEY

William David

Private 10028, 55th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9 April 1918. Born St Margaret's, King's Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn. In the 1911 ceneus he was the son of William and Frances Culey, of Albion Street, King's Lynn, aged 16, an Errand Boy, born King's Lynn. Buried in Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 18.

CURREY

Edmund [William]

Corporal 388009, 8th (County of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles, London Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1918. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich (Depot). Formerly 2645, 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row H. Grave 16.

CUSHING

Alfred

No further information currently available

DABB

Henry George

Pioneer 206614, "E" Special Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 10 to 13.

DABB

Joseph Charles

[Listed as DABBS on SDGW, CWGC and many official documents] Private 28091, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action France 6 April 1918 [other sources state 26 March 1918]. Born and lived in King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. and some give his surname as Dabbs. Birth registered in the King's Lynn Registration Distrit January to March Quarter 1882. Baptised 24 February 1882 in Lynn, Norfolk, son of Joseph and Dinah Dabb, at St Nicholas, St Margaret's, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he is listed as Joseph Dabbs, unmarried, he was an Assistant Fishmonger, aged 28, born King's Lynn, resident No 2 Austin Street, Kings Lynn, living with aunt and uncle Hannah and Henry Slater. In the 1891 census he is aged 9, a scholar, living with his uncle and aunt, Henry and Hannah Slater, at Fines Yard, North Street, St Margaret, Kings Lynn. Buried in Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 20.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

DAVIS

Charles

Private 21913, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 March 1917. Aged 37. Born West Winch, Norfolk, enlisted Leamington, Warwickshire. Son of Charles Davis, of 1, Regent St., King's Lynn, Norfolk; husband of Lily M. Davis, of 27, Villiers St., Leamington Spa. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

DAWBER

John Henry

No further information currently available

DAWSON

George Herbert

Private 14889, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 8 August 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. A. Dawson, of 19, Archdale St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

DAY

John William

Private. 240949. 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in the Second Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Jerusalem Memorial. Age 37. Born Downham Market. Lived in King's Lynn. Worked at the West Norfolk Farmers' Chemical Company. A keen footballer, he had acted as linesman for the Lynn team on several occasions. Enlisted at Dereham, June 1916.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

DENT

Sidney Oliad

Private. 21392. 8th Border Regiment. Killed in action France 5 July 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Born King's Lynn. Husband of Mrs. R. Dent, of 6 Frederick Place, King's Lynn; three children. Employed by Messrs. Cranfield, millers. Enlisted into the Norfolk Regiment, number 17310, at King's Lynn, December 1914. Went overseas in late 1915. Initially reported wounded and missing. (Born Wiggenhall St. Germans 1885?)

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

DEPEAR

Henry James

Private. 37324. 2nd Royal Berkshire Regt. Killed in action Belgium 16 August 1917. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Panels 105 to 106 and 162. Aged 21. Left a widow. His mother also lost two brothers in the war. Enlisted in the Berkshire Yeomanry in January 1916 (number 3153) and subsequently transferred to the Royal Berkshires. Had worked at Cooper Roller Bearings, South Lynn. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

DEXTER

Irving

No further information currently available

DINES

Joseph

Lieutenant. 13th Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action France 27 September 1918. Grand Ravine British Cemetery, Havrincourt A.42. Born King's Lynn 12/4/1889. Youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Dines, of 4, Whitefriars Terrace, King's Lynn. Husband of Ethel Henrietta Eugenie Dines, of 176, Chigwell Road, South Woodford, London.

A well known footballer, he began his playing career at Lynn All Saints', subsequently he played, at various times, for Lynn United and Lynn Second Eleven; Lynn Town, where he played in the Senior Cup Final in 1904; Norwich City Reserves and Woolwich Arsenal Reserves. He played for the Lynn team that opposed Aston Villa in the cup. He was awarded county colours in 1905-6 and played in the Norfolk team that secured the Southern Counties Championship in 1908. He became known as the 'smiling footballer'. Made his debut for England against Wales, in 1910, and was a regular in the pre-war England team. He also played international matches in the Olympic series and for Millwall.

Educated at All Saint's School, King's Lynn, and the Technical Institute, King's Lynn. Employed as a pupil-teacher at Hunstanton before training at Peterborough. Became assistant master at St. Margaret's School, King's Lynn, before accepting an appointment under the Ilford Educational Committee. He married Ethel Burgoyne at St. Margaret's, King's Lynn, 27 December1913.

He responded to a call for additional store-men in the A.O.C.; attested at Woolwich, 29 November 1915 as Private (storeman), 014613, A.O.C. He was appointed Lance Corporal, 1/2/1916, and 2nd Corporal, 11 January 1917. At this time he served at Weedon Camp, Northamptonshire. He applied for a commission, 16 December1916,but was turned down. Transferred to be G/87780, 'F' Company, 6th Middlessex Regiment at Chatham, 18 June 1917. Transferred to be 118720, Machine Gun Corps and posted to the Machine-Gun School, Harrowby, Grantham, 13 September 1917 to train on 'tanks'. He again applied for a commission and was posted to the Provisional Cadet Company, Wareham, 9 November 1917 and transferred to No. 24 O.C.B., Winchester, 11 January 1918.

He wanted a commission in the Tank Corps and although he was already a qualified musketry instructor his assessor felt he needed additional experience to develop his leadership skills, therefore he was discharged to a commission in the Liverpool Regiment, 25 June 1918, and posted to the 51st Graduated Battalion, 22 July 1918.

It is unclear when he was promoted to Lieutenant. To France 16 September 1918. He was killed by machine-gun fire and his death notified by telegram 3 October 1918. There is confusion about what happened to his personal effects.

Three of his brothers also served. There is a plaque in his memory on the wall of his home at Whitefriars Terrace.

His service papers are at the National Archive (WO339/82351)

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and King George V Hospital Memorial, Newbury Park, Ilford, Essex.

DIXON

Ernest

Private 26538, 9th Battalion, King' Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died in Salonika 19 September 1918, Aged 36. Born St Bees, Cumberland, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of the late John A. and Helen Dixon, of Darlington. Formerly 18732, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Greece.

DOBSON

Ernest Wilfred

Private 38276, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 May 1918. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. in the 1911 census states he was born 1891, aged 20, born King's Lynn, a Clerk, single, son of Maragret Dobson, a widow, all, living at Albert Terrace King's Lynn. Buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row E. Collective grave 5.

DOCKING

James

Sergeant 3/9850, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 42. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Saxmundham. Son of John and Sophia Docking, of King's Lynn; husband of Beatrice Alice Docking, of Widney Manor, Knowle, Warwickshire. Buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France. Plot X. Row D. Grave 1.

DONGER

Thomas William

Private 20714, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died ar sea 13 August 1915. Aged 39. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs Charlotte Ann Donger, of 7, Spencer Square, Checker St., King's Lynn. Formerly 17047, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

DOY

Sydney Merlin

Corporal 204705, 11th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 23rd May 1919. Aged 22. Son of William James and Isabella Doy, of Bank Buildings, Market Place, King's Lynn. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 91.

DREW

E

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

DREW

George William Henry

Lance Corporal. 6795. 1/5th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action France 14 January 1917. Berles-au-Bois Churchyard Extension, France, N.2. Born King's Lynn, 12/7/1896. Son of Mrs. Drew, of 2, St. John Street, King's Lynn. Baptised All Saints' 15/8/1896. Had been a butcher's assistant working initially for Mr. Southerland and then for Mr. Yates of King's Lynn. Enlisted at Dereham on the outbreak of war. Killed when a shell struck his billet. His father also served in the war.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

DUNBABIN, DCM

John Herbert

Sergeant. 17311. 1st Norfolk Regiment. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. London Gazette 22 January 1916: 'For conspicuous gallantry on 1st December, 1915, near Mametz. Immediately after a German mine had been exploded he led his grenadiers to repel and attack, and, when all remained quiet, he had himself lowered down the shaft. On spite of foul gas and falling gantries he succeeded in bringing two unconscious men to the surface, and helped to get out several others. He was the first man down the mine after the explosion.' Died at the West Norfolk and Lynn Hospital, 30 September 1917. Hardwick Cemetery, King's Lynn. Grave Y.210. Age 41. Born King's Lynn, son of the late John and Ellen Dunbabin; Husband of Ellen Susannah Elizabeth Dunbabin, of 24, Exton's Road, King's Lynn. Five children.

Joined the Lynn Borough Police Force 21 April 1900. Appealed to the 'Watch Committee' to be allowed to join the forces and enlisted at Norwich 14 December1914. Undertook basic training at Felixstowe and went overseas 18 May 1915, as a Lance-Corporal. Promoted Corporal 12 June 1915 and Sergeant 27 June 1915. Served at Hill 60. Remained on the Western Front until 22 March 1916 when he lost a portion of a finger through a bomb explosion. He was given his discharge, to dated from 13 October 1917, and returned to King's Lynn with a view to rejoining the police. However he was taken ill and died on 30 September 1917 after an operation. He was buried with full military honours and many police officers attended.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

DUNN

John

No further information currently available

DYE

Ernest

Private 7184, "B" Company 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 31 December 1916. Aged 28. Born Heywood, Bury, Lancashire, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Alfred Claxton Dye and Isabella Dye, of "Birtle Dene," Ferry St., King's Lynn. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row O. Grave 12.

DYE

Walter Hammond

Able Seaman R/391, Nelson Battaliohn, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 25 December 1917. Born 30 December 1917 in St. Margaret's, King's Lynn. A Lighterman & Dock Labourer. Father, James, 32 Lansdowne St., King's Lynn. Entered the Army Reserve 2 March 1916, then entered Royal Naval Reserve 23 October 1916. With draft for BEF 14 January 1917, joined Nelson Battalion 14 March 1917 until 24 April 1917 when he was wounded, rejoined Nelson Battalion 19 May 1917 until his death. Buried in Villers-Plouich Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Section A. Grave 37.

EAGLETON

Frederick Ernest

Gunner 39330, 50th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Sierra Leone 6 February 1916. Born St John's, King's Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery Memorial, Sierra Leone.

Note: The memorial located in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery commemorates 35 casualties from both World Wars whose graves elsewhere in Sierra Leone were deemed unmaintainable.

EAGLETON

Samuel Thomas

Gunner 39329, 26th Heavy Battery, Royal garrison Artillery. Killed in action 4th March 1917. Aged 21. Born St. John's, King's Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Samuel Thomas and Elizabeth (nee Bunn) Eagleton, of 3 Kirby St., King's Lynn, and the late Hannah Eagleton. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A.

EARL

Edward G

No further information currently available

EARL

William Charles

Born in 1897 in King’s Lynn, Norfolk and attended St Nicolas School. His parents were William Jacob Earl and Sarah Francis Earl (Nee Fysh), they lived at 39 George Street. He was a well known local sportsman excelling at Football and Boxing, and while serving with the colours at Cambridge he won a medal for swimming.

On leaving school he was employed by Bristow and Copley who were a timber merchants in the town.

Billy enlisted as a territorial on 4th February 1915 in East Dereham where he joined the 1st/5th Norfolk Battalion (Service No 240827). For the first few months they were stationed in East Dereham, then on 30th January 1916 they sailed for Alexandria from Liverpool.

The regiment then supported front line troops in defending the Suez Canal and then in 1917 they embarked on the First Battle of Gaza. During the second Battle of Gaza, Billy was taken prisoner of war by the Turks, his last letter to his parents was sent on 23rd November 1917 and was received on 16th February 1918 (3 days after his death), therein he mentioned that he was in hospital and expected shortly to be removed to a rest camp, no reference was made to a wound and the official report attributed his death to sickness.

It was consoling to know that he was treated kindly by the 'Turks' during captivity; testimony to this effect was furnished by Pte Charles Sheen of 2 Argyle St, Lynn, a fellow prisoner.

Billy died on the 13th February 1918 he was 21 years old, he was buried in Bagdad on 14th July 1918.

Transcript from Lynns War Hero's

William Charles Earl Private 240827 1/5 Norfolks, eldest son of Mr and Mrs William Earl Jnr of 39 George St, Lynn. Died while a prisoner of war at Bore, Turkey, 13th February 1918 aged 21. He was taken prisoner of war at the second battle of Gaza, 19th April 1917. The last letter written by him to his parents was dated 23rd November 1917 and was received on 16th February 1918. (So received 3 days after his death). Therein he mentioned that he was in hospital and expected shortly to be removed to a rest camp. No reference was made to a wound and the official report attributed his death to sickness. Pte Earl a singleman, was one of the gallant band which the North End of Lynn sent to the forces. Educated at St Nicholas School, he had worked for messrs Bristow and Copley, timber merchants. He enlisted in the 5th Norfolks at Dereham on 4th February 1915 and sailed for Egypt on 30th January 1916. Like his uncle 'Duke' he was a well known local sportsman, while serving with the 'Colours' at Cambridge he won a medal for swimming. It was consoling to know that he was treated kindly by the 'Turks' during captivity; testimony to this effect is furnished by Pte Charles Sheen of 2 Argyle St Lynn a fellow prisoner.

EBLING

Bert

M.5739 (Portsmouth). Engine Room Artificer 4th Class. Royal Navy. Serving on the destroyer HMS Gurkha when it was sunk, in the English Channel, due to a mine explosion 8 February 1917. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 25. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Ebling of Saddlebow Road, King’s Lynn. Husband of Alice Neal (formerly Ebling) of 14 Malmesbury Road Southampton. Had worked at an engineering works at Melton Constable before the war. Two of his brothers also served. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

EDWARDS

A

probably Bert Timothy EDWARDS, Private 41614, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 31 May 1917. Born Denver, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn, resident East Winch, King's Lynn. Husband of Mrs. D. M. Edwards, of Church Row, Middleton, King's Lynn. Formerly 5746, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Section E. Grave 79.

EGLEN

Walter Elijah

Private 51339, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 May 1918. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Aveluy Wood Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 19.

ELLIS

G R

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

ELLWOOD

Oliver

Private 29997, 3rd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died in United Kingdom 8 November 1918. Aged 24. Born Wilbraham, enlisted King's Lynn, resident Norfolk. Formerly 25689, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in Dersingham (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Norfolk.

ELMS

Albert Edward

Private. 40191. 4th Bedfordshire Regt. Killed in action Hamel, near Albert, France, 7 February 1917. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, VII F 25. Aged 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Elms of 1 Diamond Street, King’s Lynn. Left a widow and three children. Born Tydd St. Giles, Cambs. Enlisted at Norwich in 1916, previously served in the Essex Regt. (number 28182). Had worked for Messrs. Salter and Salter, boot and shoemakers, eventually becoming their manager in Bradford before returning to King’s Lynn, via Wisbech, to manage their store on the High Street. A keen footballer and billiards player, had played for the All Saints’ eleven. Three of his brothers also served in the war. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

ELVIN

Arthur James

Private 1698, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Wisbech. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

EMPSON

Harry

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ENGLISH

George [Herbert]

Private 5279, 3/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 29 March 1916. Aged 28. Born Oxborough, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann English, of Oxborough. Buried near the South wall of the church in St John Churchyard, Oxborough, Norfolk.

ERRINGTON

Thomas William

Private 65141, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 39. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert William and Isabella Errington, of King's Lynn; husband of Phyllis E. Errington, of King St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 15864, Royal West Kent Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

ESS, MM

Charles Robert

Private. 3/8410. 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal. London Gazette 14 May 1919. Killed in action France 8 October 1918. Rumilly-en-Cambresis Communal Cemetery, Nord, France I.E.3. Age 23. Born South Lynn, son of George and Susannah Ess, of 5, Providence Street, King's Lynn. Baptised at All Saint's Church 31/1/1895. Enlisted Wisbech, 29 December1911. A reservist working for the G.N. Railway Company and mobilised 8 August 1914. Went to France 15 September 1914. Served in the battles of Marne, Aisne, La Bassee, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, Hill 60, Loos, Somme, Passchendaele and Cambrai. Twice hospitalised because of an 'internal complaint'. Suffered 'trench feet' and hospitalised at the London General Hospital. Wounded in the head and leg and received surgical treatment at Fort Pitt Hospital, Chatham. Returned to the front in August 1918 after being wounded. Awarded the 1914 Star.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

ESS

Frederick J

No further information currently available

EVANS

Thomas A

No further information currently available

EWEN

John Edward

Private. 17024. 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 12 October 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Born King's Lynn, 24/3/1897, baptised at All Saint's Church 5/10/1898. Son of Edward Ned and Mary Ann Ewen. Worked with his father as a chimney sweep. Enlisted at Norwich in November 1914, went overseas in 1915.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

FAKE

Herbert

Private 20659, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Aged 22. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Fake, of 19, Eastgate St., King's Lynn. Formerly 17732, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

FALL

Joseph

Private. 9684. 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Belgium 10 August 1917. Menin Gate Memorial. Born Littlebury, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fall, Southgate Street, King's Lynn. Worked as a parcel delivery worker for the Great Eastern Railway Company at King's Lynn, and was later a porter with the G.E.R. Enlisted in the Norfolk Regiment at King's Lynn, September 1914, but was discharged for medical reasons. After an operation he was bale to enlist in January 1916 and went overseas in June 1916. On July 19th, 1916, he was wounded in the face and hospitalised at the Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington. He returned to the front in November 1916 and was later buried by a shell explosion and suffered shell shock. His brother, Corporal W.H. Fall, M.M.P., met him in the lines on the day before his death and wrote to their parents telling them of Joseph's death.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

FARR

John

Seaman 3525C, HMS Aboukir, Royal Naval Reserve. Lost in action in the North Sea 22 September 1914. Aged 30. Born 1 April 1884 in Kings Lynn. Son of James Farr, of King's Lynn; husband of Ethel E. Farr, of 21A, South St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 8.

FARROW

William Arthur

[Arthur William on SDGW and CWGC] Private 16472, 1st Battalion, Bedfordhire Regiment. Killed in action 17 April 1915. Born Ipswich, enlisted Hitchin, hertfordshire, resident King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. Also listed on the Hitchin Memorial.

FAYERS

Thomas Robert

Private G/15279, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 12 October 1916. Aged 18. Born King's Lynn, enlisted East Dereham. Son of R. H. Fayers, of 3, Marshall St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Contay British cemetery, Contay, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 31.

Also listed on St Nicholas Chapel Memorial, King's Lynn

Extract from local paper:

FAYERS, Thomas Robert (Boys Brigade Private 15279 5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, attached Royal Sussex Regiment, son of Mr & Mrs R.H. Fayers of the "Crystal Palace" Inn, Railway Rd Lynn & afterwards of 3 Marshall St Lynn; died of wounds received in action on the Western front, Oct 12th, 1916; aged 18 years. Private Fayers was treated on the 10th at a casualty clearing station for a serious wound in the thigh, the injury having been sustained in one of the later Somme battles. Two days later he succumbed to septic pneumonia. In civilian life deceased had been a carpenter in the employ of Tash Langley & Co. of Lynn.

FELGATE

John

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FENDLEY

Hewson Cornelius

Private 12461, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France. Panel 4.

FICKLING

Alfred

Serjeant 240022, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19 April 1917. Born St Margaret's, Norwich, enlisted King's Lynn. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXIII. Plot C. Grave 3.

FINCH

Reginald George

Lance Corporal 43194, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 5 September 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Alfred Tom and Kate Emma Finch, of "Harrowdene," Wellesley Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Was serving in Norfolk Territorial Force at the outbreak of War. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 4.

FINNEY

John Robert [Samuel]

Private. 40219. 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Belgium 8 August 1918. Nine Elms British Cemetery, near Poperinghe, Belgium, XV.C.4. Age 24. Married with one child. Worked as a striker at Dodman's Foundry, King's Lynn. Enlisted at East Dereham, September 7th, 1914. Overseas in 1915 and after six weeks in the lines was severely wounded by a bayonet thrust to his thigh. Returned to the front in January 1916 and on 21st March 1918 was gassed and buried by a shell explosion. On August 4th, 1918 he played a part in a film recorded to mark the fourth year of the war.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

FISHER

George A

No further information currently available

FLANDERS

Valentine [Thomas]

Lance Corporal 14163, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 April 1917. Aged 23. Born King's Lynn, resident and enlisted Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Brother of Mrs. A. J. Large, of 2, Ridge Rd., Letchworth, Herts. In the 1911 census he was living with his sister Ellen and brother Walter (below), aged 18, an errand boy, born King's Lynn, all living at Hillington Square, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

FLANDERS

Walter [William]

Private 2426, hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 November 1914. Aged 19. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Royston, Hertfordshire, resident Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Brother of Mrs. Agnes J. Large, of 2, Ridge Rd., Letchworth, Herts. In the 1911 census he was living with his sister Ellen and brother Valentine (above), aged 15, an errand boy, born King's Lynn, all living at Hillington Square, King's Lynn. No known grave. commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

FLEGG

Harry

Private 6863, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed inaction 24 August 1914. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte=Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

FOX

Benjamin Robert

Private. 645862. British Columbia Regiment: 7th Battalion Canadian Forces. Killed in action in the attack on Hill 70, France 5 August 1917. Vimy Memorial. Born King's Lynn 5/12/1890. Son of Edward and Maria Fox, of 8, Kirby Street, King's Lynn. Lived at 816 Granville Street, Vancouver. Employed as a clerk at the Wilkinson Steelworks, Vancouver. Served for six months in the 3rd Norfolk Regiment before he emigrated in 1911. Attested Vancouver 21/2/1916. Brother of George Alfred Fox also killed.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

FOX

David

No further information currently available

FOX

George Alfred

Private. 645967. Quebec Regiment: 24th Battalion Canadian Forces. Died of wounds France 18 August 1917. Etaples Military Cemetery XXV.N.15. Born King's Lynn 16/8/1893. Son of Edward and Maria Fox, of 8, Kirby Street, King's Lynn. Educated at All Saints' School, King's Lynn. Lived at the Canadian Pacific Railway bungalow, Vancouver. Employed as a cook with the Canadian Pacific Railway. Emigrated, with two brothers, in 1911. Attested Vancouver 3 March 1916. Died of shrapnel wounds received on 15 August 1917. Brother of Benjamin Fox also killed. National Archives of Canada Accession reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3252 - 36.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

FOX

James Felstead

Sergeant. T/499. 54 (East Anglian) Divisional Train, Army Service Corps. Died Egypt 28 November 1915. Helles Memorial. Age 23. Born King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. Fox, 35 Checker Street, King's Lynn and the late James Felstead Fox. Employed as a cellarman at the Eagle Hotel, Norfolk Street, King's Lynn. A pre-war territorial he was mobilised in August 1914. Landed Gallipoli 2 August 1915 and died from exposure having worked in extremely difficult conditions and adverse weather conditions. His name had been forwarded to the Divisional Headquarters with a request that his service at Gallipoli be recognised.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

FRANKLIN

David

Deck Hand 3379SD, H.M. Trawler "Thomas Young", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 3 June 1917. Aged 24. Born 16 June 1892 in King's Lynn. Son of Frederick and Hannah Franklin of 5, Arme's Yard, High St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 26.

FRANKLIN

Henry William

Private 327972, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 26. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Charlotte Ann Franklin, of Lifts Yard, Norfolk St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

FRANKLIN

Lloyd Fairfax

Private. 8649. ‘B’ Company 1st Norfolk Regt. Killed in action Hill 60, Belgium, 21 April 1915. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Panel 4. Aged 20. Son of the late Mr. Lloyd Franklin of Portland Street, King’s Lynn, and Mrs. Fanny Jane Terrey (formerly Franklin) of 5 Hockland Street, King’s Lynn. Born Peterborough. Enlisted Norwich 15 May 1912. Had worked for Messrs. Baron Bros., printers, King’s Lynn. Served in France and Belgium from the beginning of the war including engagements at Mons, Le Cateau, Missy, Aisne, Marne, La Bassee. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn, Grimston War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

FROGGITT

William George

Sapper. 33414. 55th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action France 21 January 1917. Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, II E 12. Age 22. Born Fakenham. Son of Mary Ann Coates (formerly Froggitt, see Arthur Coates) of 6, Windsor Row, Windsor Road, King's Lynn, and the late William Froggitt. Native of Guist, Norfolk. Enlisted Lincoln, to France 20 July 1915. Rank shown on grave as L/Cpl., buried next to Sapper Symonds who was killed at the same time.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

FROMOW

Eric Frank

No further information currently available

FROST

Francis [Frederick Christmas]

[Known as Frank] Seaman. 8226 A(Chatham) Royal Naval Reserve, S.V. (Schooner) Gleaner. Drowned, off Runcorn, 8 November 1918. Chatham Memorial. Born December 1893. Son of Frederick George and Mary Jane Frost, of Austin Street, King's Lynn. Husband of Emily Frost, nee Collison, of Plowright's Yard, Friars Street, King's Lynn. Married at King's Lynn Registry Office 13 April 1915. There were two vessels called 'Gleaner' employed by the Admiralty in WW1, a Motor Drifter and a 160 ton Special Service Tender.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

FROST

Robert Henry

No further information currently available

FYSH

Gerard Ebenezer

Private. 608029. 14th Royal Irish Rifles: 1st London Irish Rifles posted 23rd Entrenching Battalion. Killed in action France 23 March 1918. Pozieres Memorial (London Irish Section). Age 22. Youngest son of Alfred and Jane Anne Fysh, 1 London Road, King's Lynn. One of five brothers who served. He was educated at the British School, King's Lynn (captain of the school team which won the School Cricket Shield Competition 1909) and at Croad's School. He played regularly for the King's Lynn hockey team and the Lynn 2nd XI cricket team. On leaving school he entered the office of Durrant and Wright and also served the Lynn and West Norfolk Conservative Association in a clerical capacity. In 1914 he enlisted as a driver in the second line of the Norfolk and Suffolk Brigade Transport and Supply Co., recruited from King's Lynn and the surrounding villages. He was transferred to the infantry in the autumn of 1916 and went to France, being posted to the 36th (Ulster) Division. Also listed as 18th London Regiment.

Note 608021, Pte., William Mitchell of King's Lynn (KIA F&F 16 August 1917) was also 18 Londons attached Royal Irish Rifles, and 608019, Pte., Robert Henry Newman of King's Lynn (DOW F&F 18 August 1917) was in same unit(s) and had transferred from ASC in April, 1917.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

FYSH

Herbert

No further information currently available

FYSH

John William

No further information currently available

FYSH

William

No further information currently available

GAGE

Henry Thomas

Private DM2/171077, 886th Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps, attached to XVIII Corps, Heavy Artillery. Died of wounds 2 August 1917. Aged 27. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich, resident Gayton, Norfolk. Husband of Alice Gage, of Lynn Rd., Gayton, King's Lynn. Buried in Dozingheim Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row I. Grave 2.

GAMBLE

Edward

Private 7339, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotmia 10 February 1917. Born St Margaret's, King's Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn. Buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row I. Grave 17.

GAMBLE

Ernest Albert

Private 65627, 104th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 17 March 1916. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 43.

GAMBLE

Fernley Hazel

[Known as Sonnie] Sergeant. 15471. 'B' Company, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 15 September 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Born Grimston, Norfolk. Son of Mr. H. Gamble, 257 Portnall Road, Paddington, London and formerly 3 Valinger's Road, King's Lynn. Employed at Eau Brink Hall Farm, St. Mary's, near King's Lynn. Enlisted Norwich. Letters to his father in 1915 were printed in the Lynn News. Sergeant Gamble complained about the weather but stated that the 'Tommy' was happy if he had warm clothes and plenty of 'smokes', also Sergeant Gamble was perplexed at the unwillingness of many to enlist in the Army.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

GAMBLE

William Matthew

Riflman 50078, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 24 September 1918. Born St Margaret's, King's Lynn, enlisted Norfolk, resident King's Lynn. Formerly TR/13/59067, 53rd T.R. Battalion. Buried in Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislan, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 34.

GARDINER

Eric John

2nd Lieutenant. 5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Palestine 19 April 917 (Battle of Gaza, six officers killed). Jerusalem Memorial. Born Leicester 18/8/1896. Son of Dr. Arthur, surgeon, MD, CM, the anaesthetist at King's Lynn Hospital and Margaret Wyndham Gardiner, nee Pearce. They had lived at 320 Humberstone Road, Leicester, when Eric was born. Later they moved to Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn and subsequently to Reading. Before enlisting Eric worked in a corn business. He joined Epsom College OTC on 7 July 1913 and was posted to 3/5 Norfolks, at East Dereham, from Epsom on 17 July 1915. His referee for his commission application was Rev. B.V.V. Edwards, vicar of Gayton and senior curate of St. Margarets, King's Lynn, who had known him for 10 years. Eric was mentioned in despatches 16 January 1918.

As Eric was missing in action his details were published in the Egyptian Gazette of 14 May 1917 but no information was forthcoming. A committee of adjustment was formed at Alexandria under General Murray and this considered his case on 30 May 1917. No claims were found against him and his remaining kit was forwarded to his father who also received his scroll and plaque. Private Arthur Howes, of King's Lynn, wrote home stating that he had seen Eric fall in action and that Eric's was the only company of the battalion to reach its objectives at Gaza.

Twin brother of Ivan Jephson Gardiner, also killed.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and the memorial at King Edward's School, King's Lynn.

GARDINER

Ivan Jephson

Lieutenant. 5th Norfolk Regiment, attached Royal Air Force. Drowned from HT Leasowe Castle 27 May 1918. Chatby Memorial, Alexandria. Son of Dr. Arthur, surgeon, MD, CM, the anaesthetist at King's Lynn Hospital and Margaret Wyndham Gardiner, nee Pearce. Later they moved to Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn and subsequently to Reading.

Ivan Gardiner, a medical student of Guy's Hospital, was gazetted to the Norfolk Regiment about October 1915. He went to Egypt at the beginning of 1916 and was with his Regiment for about a year. Then he trained in Egypt for the Air Force and was on active service from April 1917, to the end of the following August doing observation work in the neighbourhood of Gaza. Later his health broke down. During the winter of 1917-18 he was lecturing at No.3 School of Military Aeronautics. He drowned as the result of the torpedoing of a vessel in which he was returning (invalided home) from Egypt to England. Shortly before he joined the ship, while cycling, he had been knocked down by a tender and he was in hospital with his injuries. Several eyewitnesses saw Ivan on the night of the sinking and, according to the accounts, he gave up his place in a lifeboat to allow others to be saved.

Twin brother of Eric John Gardiner, also killed.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and the memorial at King Edward's School, King's Lynn.

GARLAND

Vincent R

No further information currently available

GARNETT

William

Private G/10578, 13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 18 August 1916. Aged 44. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Poplar, Middlesex. Husband of Annie Messenger (formerly Garnett), of 4, Prospect Place, Poplar, London. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

GASH

George

Private 40221, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 October 1916. Enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

GATHERCOLE

William John

Lance Bombardier 884533, 534th Howitzer Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died in the United Kingdom 6 November 1920. Aged 48. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1872 in the King's Lynn Registration District. Husband of Lillian Harriett Gathercole, of 3, Union Lane, King's Lynn. In the 1911 census he was aged 38, married to Harriet with 3 children, born King's Lynn, resident 77 Friars St Kings Lynn, South Lynn, Norfolk. Married in the July to September Quarter 1904 in the King's Lynn Registration District to Lillian Harriett Smith. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot.Row.Section K. Grave 26.

GAZLEY

John W

Private 35131, 10th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshie Light Infantry). Died of wounds 22 October 1916. Aged 29. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Formerly 24641, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 8.

GAZLEY

Percy George

Rifleman 569. 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 27 October 1914. Born St Peter's, Cambridge, enlisted and resident King's Lynn. Son of George H. and Harriett Ellen Gazley, of 120, Norfolk St., King's Lynn; husband of the late Alice Maud Gazley. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.

GEE

George

Deck Hand 1140/SD, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Naval Rserve. Died 27 February 1917. Aged 56. Son of Thomas and Ellen Gee, of Wittlesey; husband of Elizabeth Gee, of 40, Austin St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham, Kent. Naval Plot/row/Section 24. Grave 1251.

GILBERT

Amos

Private G/63152, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Born Gedney, Lincolnshire, enlisted King's Lynn. Formerly G/9285, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

GILBERT

George Stevens

Private. 23299. 13th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action France 29 April 1917. Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, Nord II B 8. Age 28. Born Gidney, Lancashire. Oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Gilbert, 18, Guanock Terrace, King's Lynn. Married with four children. Lived at Eastrington, Brough, Yorkshire. Enlisted at Howden in 1915, possibly serving initially with the East Yorkshire Regiment. His brother Amos Gilbert was also killed.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

GILES

Frederick Thomas

Private. 22994. 2nd Norfolk Regiment. Died of dysentary Mesopotamia, 12 September 1916. (Likely to have been in the 'newly formed' 2nd Battalion which was constituted on 16 July 1916) Basra War Cemetery. Age 20. Born King's Lynn. Son of Mr Thomas William and Mrs. Lucy Giles, 11 Checker Street, King's Lynn. Employed by Mr. Bradfield, draper, High Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted at King's Lynn in January 1916 and served overseas from about July 1916. Mentioned on parents grave at Hardwick Cemetery, King's Lynn.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

GILES

John George

Air Mechanic 2nd Class 160893, Aeroplane Supply Depot, Royal Air Force. Died 17 March 1919. Aged 22. Son of Walter John and Hannah Giles, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 26.

GILL

John Thomas

Leading Seaman 3829B, S.S. "Birtley", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 4 January 1918. Aged 32. Born 5 August 1885 in King's Lynn. Son of the late Richard and Ann Elizabeth Gill, of King's Lynn; husband of Ellen Gill, of Pilot St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 30.

GIRDLESTONE

B

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

GIRDLESTONE

Bertie Fenton

Private 3/6967,. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 February 1915. Born St Margaret's, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Buried in Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 1.

GOATE

George Frederick

Private. 3/10576. 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 13 October 1915. Loos Memorial. Age 32. Born St. Margaret's, King's Lynn. Husband of Louise Neve, formerly Goate, of Middleton, King's Lynn, one child. Had lived at 4 Exton's Road, King's Lynn. Employed as a checker at the Great Eastern Railway's Harbour Goods Station, Boal Quay, King's Lynn. Enlisted at Norwich before the war and was a National Reservist recalled on August 17th 1914. He was the company cook and was known as a good all-round sportsman, he was fond of football, cricket, and boxing.

Brother of Richard Thomas Goate, also killed. Uncle of Percy Goate, killed in the 1915 air raid on King's Lynn.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

GOATE

Richard Thomas

Private. 21336. 8th Border Regiment. Killed in action France 1 July 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Born King's Lynn. Enlisted Norwich and formerly served as 18657, Norfolk Regt. During the night of January 19, 1915, his home in Bentinck Street, King's Lynn, was destroyed by a bomb from a German airship. Richard Goate was on leave at Lynn at the time, but happened at that hour to be visiting some friends in the southern quarter of the town. Brother of George Frederick, also killed. Uncle of Percy Goate, killed in the 1915 air raid on King's Lynn.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

GOLDING

Frank

No further information currently available

GOLDSMITH

Frederick

Private 60377, 101st Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 14 May 1918. Aged 28. Born and resident King's Lynn. Formerly 70621, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) and 54122, 34th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Douleems Communal Cemetery Extension No. 2, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 25.

GOODENS

E

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

GOODENS

W

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

GOODSON

Frederick James

Private 242549, 1/5th Battalion (Territoiral), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Plestine 19 April 1917. Born St Nicholas, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. No konown grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 12 to 15.

GORDON

Robert

Private 28179, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 August 1916. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. No nown grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

GRANGER

Albert Frederick

Private. 19715, 8th Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action France 3 February 1918. Ages 19. Born Littleport. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Granger, of Exton's Place, King's Lynn. Employed as a porter for the Great Eastern Railway at Lynn station. Enlisted King's Lynn, 1916, and formerly served as 45506, Suffolk Regiment. Killed, along with five others, during a night raid. Buried in Hargicourt British Cemetery, France Plot I. Row I. Grave 16.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

GRANGER

Arthur Lee

Private 55791, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 2 August 1917. Aged 30. Born King's Lynn, enlisted London. Son of Robert and Rhoda Granger, of King's Lynn; husband of Annie Granger, of 125, Mallinson Rd., Clapham Junction, London. Formerly 23851, Lancers and 22680, the Queens. Baptsied 14 March 1886 at St Margaret's, Kings Lynn, son of Robert and Rhoda Granger. In the 1891 census he was the son of Robert amnd Rhoda, aged 5, a scholar, born Kings Lynn, resident 41 Autin Street, Kings Lynn. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 3.

GREEN

Arthur Edwin

Private M2/076460, 332nd Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Accidentally died in the Balkans 28th December 1916. Aged 38. Born East Dereham, enlisted Lincoln, resident Holbeach. Previously employed as a chauffer. Husband of Florence Hannah Green (nee York), father of Winfred Sybil Green. Previously resident Homer's Weal, Wlney. Buried in LAHANA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot II. Row D. Grave I.

 

 

 

 

 

GREEN

Charles William

Acting Serjeant 20534, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Aged 27. Born and resident kIng's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Arthur William and Margaret Ann Green, of 3, New Conduit St., King's Lynn. Formerly 3/10235, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

GREEN

E G

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GREEN

Edwin John

Corporal. 9659. 2nd Coldstream Guards Killed in action France 1/2/1915. Cuinchy Communal Cemetery. Born 24/9/1893, South Lynn. Baptised at All Saints Church, 13/5/1898. Son of Mr. Frederick William and Mrs. Gertrude Elizabeth Green, of 7, Thomas Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted Norwich, 1 July 1912. Left England for France 12 August 1914. Took part in early battles of the war including Mons and Ypres. Edwin wrote several letters that were published in the Lynn News, these convey much of the enthusiasm of the pre-war British Army and a great spirit for the cause. In one letter, printed in the paper on 6/2/1915 he wrote: "I only hope I am lucky enough to scrape through. When we left England I had charge of a section of 15 men. Now there are only four of us left. All the others have either been killed or wounded. It makes one think when one repeatedly sees young men between the ages of 20 and 25 killed or maimed for life, and it puts more hatred into one than anything. Still we keep getting our own back." Awarded the 'Mons Star'.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

GREEN

Horace [Henry]

Private 15688, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Gayton, enlisted Norwich, resident King's Lynn. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row M. Grave 6.

GREEN

John William

Private 19115, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 27. Born Castleacre, Norfolk, enlisted Shoreham, Sussex. Son of Mrs. Rebecca Green, of 1, Pales Green, Castleacre, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

GREENACRE

Henry Richard

Killed in action France 28 April 1917. Arras Memorial. Born North Runton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Greenacre, of 2 Railway Cottages, Hardwick Road, King's Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn. Employed on Sommerfield and Thomas' barges and then at the Farmers' Chemical Works (as was his brother Willie). Enlisted in 1911. To Flanders in September 1914 with the 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Shot through the left thigh at Hill 60, 12 July 1915, and treated initially at the 2nd Canadian Field Hospital, Le Treport, and later at Bagthorpe Hospital, Nottingham; Felixstowe Hospital, and the Nerve Hospital, Croydon. He was still recovering from this wound as late as July 1916. He was posted as missing June, 1917, and afterwards presumed killed in action. The first intimation to the parents came from Captain C. W. Archdale, a local officer, who wrote that "nothing has been heard of him lately. Brother of William Hugh Greenacre, also killed."

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

GREENACRE

William Hugh

Known as Willie. Private. 23409. 8th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds France, Delville Wood, 20 July 1916. Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme I F II. Age 22. Born King's Lynn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Greenacre, of 2 Railway Cottages, Hardwick Road, King's Lynn. Employed on Sommerfield and Thomas' barges and then at the Farmers' Chemical Works. Enlisted King's Lynn January 24, 1916, under the Derby scheme and went to France about the middle of the following June. The official date of his death was initially given as 2 July 1916, but his fiancée received a letter from him dated 6 July 1916. His brother, Henry Richard Greenacre, was also killed

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

GREEVES

Carl

[Listed a Karl on SDGW and CWGC] Private 25276, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in India 28 February 1917. Born Gayton, enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India. Face C.

GRIBBLE

Frederick

Private 320861, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 7 November 1917. Aged 26. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Deptford. Son of Mrs. A. Gribble, of 269, Chapter Rd., Willesden Green, London. Native of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 24098, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section O. Grave 67.

GRIFFIN, DCM

Ambrose

Private 7603, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 2 October 1916. Aged 30. Born St Margaret's, King's Lynn in 1887. Son of William and Elizabeth Griffin, of King's Lynn. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Originally attested 8 March 1905 aged 18, Private 5471, 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 6.

GRIFFIN

Edmund

Private 28377, 51st Company, Royal Defence Corps. Died 7th March 1919. Aged 56. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Grave reference G. 1030.

GRIFFIN

Edward

Deck Hand 13903/DA/ H.M. Trawler "Lweyland", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 7 December 1918. Aged 33. Husband of Estella Griffin, of Cross Lane, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62, Plot IV, Row G. Grave 6.

GRIFFIN

E

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GRIFFITHS

Walter

Private 205691, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 26 August 1918. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Hounslow, resident Holborn. Posted 2/2nd Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 30.

GRIFFITHS

William Spencer

Private 25968 [SDGW] or 25698 [CWGC], 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Merionethshire, enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

GUNNS

Frederick William

Private 1021, 1/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 26 February 1917. Aged 25. Son of Frederick James and Clara Gunns, of 10, Coburg St., King's Lynn. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1892 in King's Lynn Registration District. Death registered in tthe January to March Quarter 1917 in King's Lynn Registration District. His attestation papers show him being 20 years of age when he enlisted, a railway clerk for the Midland & Great Northernn Railway, resident 10 Coburg Street, KIng's Lynn, born St Margaret's, King's Lynn, enlisted 4 June 1913. Height 5 feet 2½ inches, girth 33 inches, vision good, eyes brown, hair brown, complexion fair. He was discharged with heart problems at Overstrand being no longer fit for war service 12 December 1916. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section W. Grave 95.

GRIMES

George William

Private GS-55318, 8th Royal Fusiliers Killed in action France 3 May 1917. Arras Memorial. Born North Walsham, enlisted and lived Newark. Formerly S/4/184674, ASC. Married Ellen Kelsie-Pycroft at All Saints Church on 3 August 1914.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

GUY

Ernest William

Ernest William Guy (Jock) was a fisherman on a whelk smack and was married to Daisy Backham, they had 1 son also nick-named Jock. Jock was involved in rowing troops to safety from the Turks before being captured and then was killed by them during a forced march across the desert to Tarsus.

GUY

Frederick Thomas

Private 22795, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 27 September 1917. Aged 25. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of George and Sarah Rebecca Guy, of 33, Melbourne St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 16.

HALL

Frederick

Private 19493, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 16 September 1916. Aged 20. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Augustus and Rosina Hall, of 2, Lansdowne St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 19. Grave 22.

HALL

Robert William

Private. 240850. 1/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. D Company. Killed in action Palestine 19/4/1917 (Second Battle of Gaza), with no known grave. Name inscribed on Jerusalem Memorial. Born at King's Lynn on 3/1/1899.Eldest son of Mrs Florence Rose and the late Walter Hall of 22 Cresswell Street, King's Lynn. Before enlisting Robert was employed by Mr Yates, butcher in Lynn.

Robert joined the colours at East Dereham in 1915 and had served in Egypt and Palestine for fifteen months. Private F W Rudd of King’s Lynn wrote home stating that in the attack on Gaza that they had not gone far when he saw Bob stagger and fall. He knew he was hit and stayed with him. They were under heavy fire and he did as much as he could but Bob was hit in the chest and never regained consiousness.

Named on the memorial stone in St Nicholas Chapel, King's Lynn, which is dedicated to the memory of men from the North End area of King's Lynn who gave their lives in the Great War.

HAMMOND

Christmas

Private 41258, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 July 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Jane Maria Hammond, of 6, The Downsway, Sutton, Surrey, and the late Michael Thomas Hammond. Formerly 3384, Yeomanry Cyclists. No nown grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.

HAMMOND

H W

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

HAMMOND

R

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

HAMPSTON

William

Private 20355, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action11 August 1917. Born Kirton-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, enlisted King's Lynn. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XLIX. Row D. Grave 16.

HAMSON

Antony William Frankland

Sapper 85508, 422nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21 May 1918. Aged 27. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Joseph and Emily Hamson; husband of Dorothy M. Hamson, of 37, Railway Rd., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 12.

HANSELL *

Frederick J

No further information currently available

HARBAGE

Thomas W

No further information currently available

HARDY

Albert G

Private 20669, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment . Died at sea 13th August 1915 when the hospital ship Royal Edward was torpedoed. Born South Lynn, Norfolk, resident King’s Lynn, Norfolk and enlisted Norwich. Son of Alice L. Hardy, of 20, Pleasant Row, Windsor Rd., King's Lynn, and the late George Hardy. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

Note: Private Hardy is listed on the IWM records (Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume IV, Page 46.) as ”Drowned in sinking of Royal Edward, Aegean Sea, August 13, 1915.”

HARDY

Edward James

6400 Sergeant 1st Norfolk Regiment Killed in action Gouzicourt, near Cambrai 29 September 1918. Vis-en-Artois Memorial Aged 29. Born King's Lynn. Son of Mr.R. J. Hardy, 11, Birchwood Street, King's Lynn. Unmarried. Employed by Messrs. Leake and Sons of Lynn. Enlisted Norwich (pre-war?) and served throughout the war.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

HARRIS

John Bertie

Private 43622, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mr. J. Harris, of 28, Providence St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

HARRISON

Ernest George

Private 50392, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 17 February 1917. Aged 36. Born St Peter's, Suffolk, enlisted and resident King's Lynn. Husband of Mrs. H. E. Harrison, of 13, Windsor Rd., King's Lynn. Buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 5.

HARRISON

Frederick William G

Private 40222, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 21 October 1916. Aged 23. Born St Margaret's, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Frederick Gathercole Harrison and Elizabeth Harrison, of "Wollaston," Park Avenue, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Late Bandsman of the 5th Bn. Norfolk Territorials. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 40.

HARRISON

George William

No further information currently available

HARRISON

Launcelot E

[Listd s Launcelot G Harrison in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

HART

Albert Thomas

Private. 28342. 7th Northamptonshire Regt. Missing, France, 25 March 1918. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Panels 54 to 56. Aged 25. Son of Richard and Agnes Elizabeth Hart of 6 Langham Street, King’s Lynn. Born South Lynn, enlisted King’s Lynn. Formerly served with the Suffolk Regt. (number 32244) (see also W.G. Tice below). Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

HART

Herbert

Private 745, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 30 August 1915. Born Heacham, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 42 to 44.

HART

Walter W H

No further information currently available

HAVERSON

Leonard [George]

Corporal 242107 6th Kings Own Scottish Borderers Killed in action France 24 March 1918. Pozieres Memorial. Born King's Lynn, 19/7/1898. Baptised All Saints Church, 5/8/1898. Son of James Arthur and Lucy Ethel Haverson, 'Deacons Vale', Chase Estate, King's Lynn. Enlisted in the 5th Norfolk Regiment at King's Lynn, August 1914 but was not allowed to serve overseas due to his age. Transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers in 1916 and drafted to France in August 1916 to serve on the Somme. Transferred to the KOSB and served in Ireland before returning to France in January 1918. Posted missing 21 March 1918.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

HEIL

Sidney

Private 40072 7th Norfolk Regiment Died of wounds France 24 September 1918. Saulcourt Churchyard Extension, Somme, A.27. Age 26. Born St. Mary's, King's Lynn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Heil, of 22, South Clough Lane, King's Lynn. Husband of Florrie Heil, nee Dent, two children. Employed by his father as a brick-layer. Known as a keen footballer having been a member of the Congregational church team. Enlisted at King's Lynn 1916. Served in Flanders before being sent to hospital in Birmingham with 'trench feet', returned to France 24 September 1917. Died at a Red Cross Hospital. Sidney's wife died from influenza in late 1918.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

HENDRY

Percy R

No further information currently available

HESELTINE

Frank

Private 2679 'B' Company, 1/5th Norfolk Regiment Killed in action Gallipoli 15 August 1915. Helles Memorial. Age 20. Born Borrowash, Derbyshire. Son of Harriet Hannah Heseltine, of 5 Mount Street, King's Lynn, and the late Edwin Charles Heseltine. Attended Mrs. W. O. Jones' preparatory school and then to Mr. C. W. Croad's. Employed in the office of the traffic manager (M. and G. N. R. Co). A keen cricketer, he had played for the Lynn club. He was working as a clerk at South Lynn railway station when war broke out and he enlisted straightaway. Mentioned on father's grave at Hardwick cemetery, King's Lynn.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

HEWITT

John Henry

Private 16269, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1917. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 5.

HITCHCOCK

Frank Newman

Bombardier [Gunner on SDGW] 66214, "C" Battery, 107th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 25 January 1916. Aged 22. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Bedford. Son of Frederick and Annie Hitchcock, of 6, Hampton Court, Nelson St., King's Lynn. Was serving in the R.F.A. at the outbreak of war. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 11.

HOLMAN

Jesse James

Private G/21551, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 27. Born King's Lynn, enlisted North Walsham, Norfolk. Son of James and Agnes Mary Holman, of "Avenue," Avenue Rd., King's Lynn. Formerly 1253, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 16.

HOLMES

Arthur Albert

Private L/5483, 12th Lancers (Priced of Wales Royal). Died of wounds 17 May 1915. Born Briggate, Leeds, enlisted Norwich, resident King's Lynn. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No.2 Plot IV. Row A. GRave 66.

HOLROYD

W

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

HORSLEY

Henry E

No further information currently available

HOWARD

Charles

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] Private 40225, 7th Bttaliomn, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1917. Born and enlisted KIng's Lynn. Buried in Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 4.

HOWARD

Charles E

No further information currently available

HOWARD

Harry Shaw

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 240683, 2nd/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom on active service 13th May 1917. Aged 31. Born King's Lynn, enlisted East Dereham. Chorister in St Margaret's Church, King's Lynn. Commemorated in St. Margaret's Church, King's Lynn. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section V. Grave 341.

HOWARD

John William

Sapper 178686, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 20 March 1917. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section V. Grave 276.

HOWELL

Robert

No further information currently available

HOWLETT

James

Private formerly Border Regiment. Died as a result of wounds received in action 5 November 1918. Hardwick Cemetery, King's Lynn Y527 (grave re-used in 1955). James service papers are available at the National Archive. Born St. Nicholas' King's Lynn, January 1886. His mother lived at Daisleys Buildings, Providence Street, King's Lynn, and his father at Ferry Lane, King Street, King's Lynn. He attested at Norwich 27 May 1905. A 'town labourer' he had previously served in the 3rd Norfolk Regiment and joined the Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 1301. He was posted to the 4th battalion on 5 July 1905 and transferred to the Border Regiment on 16 August 1906. He served in Gibralter and for four years in India and received a good conduct badge and his 3rd class certificate in education. He became a pioneer private on 10 December1910.

He returned home 15 March 1912 and transferred to the reserve 13 May 1912. While on reserve he appears to have worked for the Great Eastern Railway at King's Lynn. James married Pleasance Lusher at KL on 11 November 1912, the witnesses were George and Martha Howlett. His first son, James Henry was born at King's Lynn on 27 May 1913. He was mobilised at Carlisle on 5 August 1914 and posted to the 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. He had some incidents of absence, from 9.15 pm on 18 September 1914 to 24 September 1914, for which he lost pay, and at/from 10 pm on 19 December1914, for which he also lost pay. (Interestingly his second son Alfred Frederick was born at King's Lynn on 16 August 1915.) Although the battalion was posted to France on 6 October 1914 he does not appear to have been with them as his service papers make no mention of overseas service before he joined the 1st Battalion. He was posted to the 1st on 2/2/1915 and his papers show service with the MEF from 17 March 1915 to 11 May 1915. The Battalion tookpart in the landings at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 when James was wounded (though his papers show 21st of April!) A sniper's bullet entered his right temple and passed through his eye, damage was also done to his left eye. On 28 April 1915 he is recorded on the Hospital Ship, SS Delta, then he went to hospital in Alexandria. He was sent home disembarking at Southampton on 12 May 1915 before being sent to the Chichester Hospital. His records show that he was posted to the strength of the depot on 12 May 1915 and the 3rd Battalion on 10 October 1915. He was found to have a 60% disability and pensioned to 27 May 1919. He was discharged at Conway, Wales on 30 June 1916, then being 8945, Private, 3rd Border Regiment. His papers show that he was 'no longer physically fit for war service' and that his conduct and character were good. His intended residence was 8 Providence Street, King's Lynn. A third son, Arnold Edward, was born at King's Lynn, 8 May 1917. From 8 May 1918 his address was 1 Union Lane, King's Lynn. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

James died at his home, 1 Union Lane, King's Lynn, November 5, 1918, and was buried in Lynn Cemetery on Armistice Day. He was connected with the Surrey Street Mission.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

HOWLETT

Robert

No further information currently available

HUDSON

G E

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

HUGHES

John

No further information currently available

HUMPHREY

Wilfred L

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HUNT

Douglas

Private 96749, 10th Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action 9 August 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Charles and Caroline Hunt, of Beck House, Beck Row, Ely. Formerly 2346, 21st Training Battaliom Reserve. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 11.

JACKSON

Arthur Henry

Private G-18713 11th Royal Sussex Regiment Killed in action France. Pozieres Memorial. Age 19. Born Grimston, Norfolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Jackson of 1, Frederick Place, King's Lynn. Unmarried. Employed at Messrs. R and W. Paul's Mill. Enlisted Norwich. Posted missing between 21/3 and 3 April 1918.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

JACKSON

George Robert William

Company Sergeant Major 40274 9th Norfolk Regiment Killed in action France 18 October 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Age 38. Born Tottenhill (Totting Hill?) Norfolk. Son of Mrs. Emma Jackson, of 5, Graham Street, King's Lynn; husband of Helen E. Jackson, of 1, Russell Street, King's Lynn. A plumber and decorator based at Tower Street, King's Lynn. A pre-war territorial he was mobilised in 1914 but was discharged as time expired. Later he worked in a munitions factory before re-enlisting.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

JACOB

Charles Henry

Private 206327 1st Middlesex Regiment Killed in action France 20 May 1917. Arras Memorial. Born 8/4/1897. Baprised at All Saints 26/5/1897. Son of the late Thomas William and Elizabeth E. Jacob of North Everard Place, King's Lynn. Enlisted and lived King's Lynn. (Some sources give his Christian names as Henry Charles)

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

JACOB

Donald A

No further information currently available

JACOBS

William George

possibly George William JACOBS, Lance Corporal 15546, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Born East Dereham, enlistd Loughborough, Leics., resident King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme,. France. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A.

JARVIS

Herbert James

[Transcribed as A J JARVIS] Private. 17789. 11th Essex Regt. Killed in action, France, 18 September 1916. Buried in London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, France, collective grave 6 D 18-22. Aged 25. Born King’s Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. M. Jarvis of 42 Diamond Street, King’s Lynn. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

JARY

Sydney Robert

Private. 50189. 2nd Bedfordshire Regt. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (London Gazette 12 March 1919). Killed in action, France, 18 September 1918. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panels 4 and 5. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Jary of 3 Diamond Terrace, King’s Lynn. Born King’s Lynn. Enlisted Norwich (conscripted 1916). Twice ‘mentioned’ for bravery, awarded divisional certificate for gallant conduct near Ronsoy on 18 September 1918. Had worked at Cooper Steam Digger Works, South Lynn. Went to France April 1918. His brother recalls that his family received a letter from the mother of a wounded soldier whom Syd had saved telling how Syd had himself been fatally wounded in this act. This is believed to be the act for which Syd was awarded both the divisional certificate and the DCM. One of his brothers also served in the war. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

JENNINGS

Henry Jarvis

Private 229 14th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces Died of wounds at sea 30 August 1915. Line Pine Memorial, Gallipoli. Born King's Lynn, 2/9/1895. Baptised All Saints' Church 25/9/1895. Son of Frederick Miller and Frances Elizabeth Jennings, of 5, Union Street, King's Lynn (his mother later moved to Liverpool). Attended King's Lynn Council School. Trained as a Ships Steward. He emigrated to Australia in 1913. He worked for the Um line and later the New Zealand-Australia line. At the start of the war he enlisted at Melbourne.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

JOHNSON

Albert V

Pribvate 40230, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 October 1916. Aged 27. Born Rudham, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. S. Johnson, of West Dereham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme,. France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

JUBY

John Silas

Rifleman 45805, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) posted to 1/17th Battalion, (London Regiment). Died of wounds 2 September 1918. Born Castle Rising, Norfolk, enlisted and resident kIng's Lynn. Formerly 11141, 23rd Training Reserve. Buried in Dernancourt Communl Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 7.

JUBEY

Sydney Allen

[Spelt JUBY on memorial and in some other reference places] Private 59540, 17th Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action, Belgium, 31 July 1917. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial. Born 11/4/1896, baptised at All Saints' 5/5/1896. Son of James and Alice Jubey of Chesson's Yard, Checker Street, King's Lynn. Married Martha Jane Bateman at Liverpool, 11/2/1917. Employed as a clerk at a Liverpool steamship office. Enlisted at Seaforth, Lancashire, in April 1917 having married just three days earlier. Posted as missing just three months after enlisting.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

Photograph © Tony Jubey - 2006

JUNIPER

Arthur Frank [Isaac]

2nd Corporal UR/255011 Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Died King's Lynn 28 October 1919. Age 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Juniper, Burleigh Terrace, King's Lynn. Married to Alice May Balls at London Road Wesleyan Methodist Church, King's Lynn, 8 April 1916. Employed as a shunter for the Great Eastern Railway at King's Lynn docks. Enlisted in April 1916 and was demobilised about seven weeks before his death. [Listed as A F L JUNIPER on CWGC] Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. PLot.Row.Section G. Grave 1012.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

KELLY

B H

[Listed as E H KELLY in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

KEMP

Hubert [Alfred John]

Private 41559, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Enlisted and resident King's Lynn. Formerly 5281, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

KENDAL

Frederick E

[Listed as KENDLE in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

KENT

W

No further information currently available

KEW

William Edward

Private 43813, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 March 1918. Aged 19. Born Terrington, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Elizabeth Marshall (formerly Kew), of 30, King St., King's Lynn, and the late John Kew. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 23 and 24.

KING

George

No further information currently available

KING

William Ed

No further information currently available

KNIGHT

Frederick N

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KNIGHT

Samuel

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KINGHTS

Cecil Walter

[Listed as KNIGHT on CWGC] Fitter L/8246, "C" Battery, 152nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 13 October 1917. Enlisted Boston, Lincolnshire, resident King's Lynn. Son of Beatrice Eleanor Knight, of 46, Queen St., King's Lynn, and the late John Percival Knight. Buried in Solferino Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13.

LAKE

Charles William

Rifleman 41411, 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 7 JUne 1917. Enlisted King's Lynn. Formerly 4936, Norfolk Regiment. Son of Mr. Lake, of Ebor House, King's Lynn.Buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 8.

LAKE

William

Private 10838 1st Norfolk Regiment Died of wounds Belgium 20 April 1915. Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery Plot II Row N Grave 11. Born Gayton. Lived at Guanock Terrace, King's Lynn. Married with four children. Enlisted King's Lynn and believed to have been a pre-war regular soldier who was on the reserve and working at the West Norfolk Farmers' Chemical Company when the war began.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

LAMBERT

Edwin Charles

Lance Corporal 43654 9th Norfolk Regiment Died of wounds France 23 October 1918. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen S.II.DD.18. Born All Saints, King's Lynn, 12/1/1898. Baptised All Saints 2/2/1898. Son of Thomas and Agnes Anne Lambert, of Checker Street, King's Lynn. Employed at Cooper's Roller Bearing Works, South Lynn. Known as a good footballer he played for South Lynn Old Boys and for the 6th Norfolks. Enlisted in the 6th Norfolk Regiment (Cyclists) at King's Lynn at the outbreak of war. He was wounded in 1916 and again in 1917 during the Cambrai operations. After hospital treatment in England he went out to the Western Front a third time in July, 1918.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

LANCASTER

Robert

No further information currently available

LANGFORD

A F

No further information currently available

LANGLEY

Albert Edward

Private 204372, 12Th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 30. Born Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Norwich, resident King's Lynn. Husband of Alice Mildred Langley, of 32, Little's Crescent, Stoke, Ipswich. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 79 to 80 and 163A.

LAWRENCE

J G

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

LEAFORD

Charles

Wheeler/Corporal T4/160608, 486th Company, 27th Division Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in the Balkans 24 September 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Son of Wallace and Jane Leaford, of King's Lynn. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece. Grave 105.

LEE

John Sidney Charles

Private 16/753 16th Royal Warwickshire Regiment Died of wounds France 2 September 1916. Flat Iron Copse Cemetery, Mametz. Born All Saints', King's Lynn, 2/5/1896. Baptised All Saints 29/5/1896. Son of William Charles and Ellen Lee, of 5, Windsor Road, King's Lynn. Employed as a clerk in the offices of Messrs. Sommerfield and Thomas at King's Lynn and afterwards in the Valuation and Revenue Office. Had been a footballer with the Lynn Excelsior team. Enlisted at Leamington, Warwickshire October, 1914, and had served on the Western Front about a year.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

LEEDER

Arthur

Sergeant GS-15495 7th Royal Fusiliers Died of wounds France. Varennes Military Cemetery III C 5. Age 41. Born Gaywood. Son of John and Thomasina Leeder, of Gaywood. Husband of L. Leeder, of 21 Melbourne Street, King's Lynn., Lived at Bishop's Waltham. Enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery, number 86788, and was later transferred to the Royal Fusiliers. Went to Gallipoli with the 2nd battalion, landed there 15 December1915 and whilst overseas was wounded. Upon recovery he was sent to the 7th battalion.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

LEGGETT

Abel

No further information currently available

Le GRICE

Harold C

No further information currently available

LESTER

Jack Noel

Acting Lance Corporal 65776, 132nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 6 July 1917. Aged 20. Born West Newington, Surrey, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Robert and Frances Emma Lester, of 2, Kathleen Rd., Lavender Hill, London. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row C. Grave 15.

LEWIS

Austin

Corporal 240163, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 18 April 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of John H. and Ethelburga Lewis, of 6, Bridge St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 12 to 15.

LIFT

Alfred Linford

[Listed as Linford Alfred Lift on CWGC] Rifleman S/37741, "D" Company, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 5 April 1918. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Arthur and Eliza Lift. Born at King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 10/6152, Training Reserve. Buried in Vignacourt British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 5.

LINCOLN

Alfred Thomas Rose

Rifleman 374796, 2/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 30th October 1917. Aged 19. Son of Alfred M. R. and Margaret Lincoln, of 12, Tuesday Market Place, King''s Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 150 to 151. See also King's Lynn Post Office Memorial

LINK

Oswald Leonard Edward

[Listed as LINKS on SDGW] Guardsman 29356, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 30 March 1918. Aged 35. Born King's Lynn, enlisted St. Swithins Lane, London E.C. Son of James and Ada Link, of Jessamine Cottage, North Lane, Aldershot; husband of Nellie Link, of 1, East St., Westbourne, Emsworth, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

LINK

Sydney James

Private 81553, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 27 October 1918. Born, resident and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. A. Link, of 24, Coronation Square, King's Lynn. Formerly 75224, 107th Training Reserve. Buried in Moorseele Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. PLot/Row/Section A. Grave 18.

LITTLE

Albert V [U]

Lance Corporal 110323 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Killed in action France between 15 and 17 September 1916. Courcelette British Cemetery, Albert, Somme III F 19. Born King's Lynn 26/12/1888. Second son of David Little, Gladstone Road (formerly Pound Lane), King's Lynn. Husband of Minnie Little of 219 Chatham Street, Montreal. Emigrated in 1910. Had been a cabinet maker for Messrs. Scott and Son, King's Lynn and carried out similar work in Montreal. Served with the 6th Norfolk Regiment from 1907 to 1910. Attested Montreal 22/2/1915. Several of his letters were printed in the Lynn News. Initially reported him as wounded on September 15, 1916and then as wounded and missing, but on January 11, 1917, his parents received from a comrade of their son, a packet containing Albert's wrist-watch which bore the name and address of its owner. NationArchives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5674 - 2

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

LOVELL

Thomas A

No further information currently available

LUSHER

William Henry

Private 57010, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 10 August 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. Anna Lusher, of 13, Waterloo St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 and 6.

LYON

Albert Ernest

Private 3/8769, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. In June 1916 he received a gun shot injury to the head and after suffering for a fortnight in No. 1 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples he died of those wounds 22 June 1916. Born South Lynn, Norfolk. Son of Mrs W Lyon. 3 Dalsely’s Buildings, Providence Street, Kings Lynn, nephew of Mr Miles John Jackson, a former Mayor of the Borough. Enlisted between between July & September 1913 at Wisbech with the 3rd Battalion. Went to France on 12 November 1914 to join the 1st Battalion, later transferred to the 9th Battalion. In 1915 he had been wounded by a shell fragment in the left knee, during a bayonet charge at Ypres. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 51.

LYON

Ernest [Arthur]

Private 1969 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 12 August 1915. Helles Memorial. Age 23. Born South Lynn. Son of Edmund Thomas and Edith Annie Lyon of 10 Windsor Row, Windsor Place, King's Lynn. Employed at the West Norfolk Farmer's Chemical Works. Missing presumed killed in the action at Antafarta.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

MAIN

George William

Private 30756, 9th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 21. Born Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. A. Main, of 29, South Clough Lane, King's Lynn, and the late Thomas William Main. Formerly 162848, Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.

MAJOR

Ernest Frederick

Corporal. 25844. 2nd Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27 August 1918. Buried in Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, France, V.D.9. Aged 30. Only son of Mr. Frederick and Mrs. Margaret Major, Laurel Villa, Saddlebow Road, King’s Lynn. Husband of Maud E. Major, 383 Ley Street, Ilford, Essex. Left one child. Enlisted May 1916. Served in France from 1916 being gassed in July 1917 and thereafter hospitalised in England for 6 months. Returned to France in April 1918. Had been a shop worker employed in various drapery establishments before setting up his own business, as a curtain specialist, in Broad Street, King’s Lynn. See also St Michael's, South Lynn and also Ilford Baptist Church Memorial, Ilford High Road, Ilford, Essex

MAJOR

John Gregory

Private 22438 8th Norfolk Regiment Killed in action Belgium 22 October 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. Age 26. Born St. Nicholas', King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. Anna Major , of 38 Checker Street, King's Lynn. Employed by Messrs. Peatlings, wine merchants, and subsequently at Messrs. R. and W. Paul's mill. Enlisted by Captain Wilkin at King's Lynn in 1915. He was wounded whilst serving in France in July 1916 and was at home on sick leave at Christmas 1916. Missing presumed killed.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

MANN

Alfred [James]

Private G-50576 4th Middlesex Regiment. Died of pneumonia and pleurisy 5/2/1917. Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France II A 47. Age 30. Husband of Mrs. A.J. Mann, of 5 Windsor Terrace, King's Lynn. Enlisted in the Essex Regiment, number 30769 and transferred before going overseas. Died at No. 70 Casualty Clearing Station.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

MANNING

Arthur

Sergeant 24005, 1st/5th Battalion (T.F.), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19th April 1917. Born King's Lynn and enlisted in Kings Lynn on 6th August 1915. Fourth child of Louise and Peter Manning-Coe who had ten children. Most of the children dropped the Coe. In the 1901 census he was listed as a Deal porter Dock L and was living in Burkitt Street with his parents. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel Plot XXX. Row F. Grave 8.

Photographs Courtesy & Copyright © Brenda Powell 2008

 

MANNING

Horace Frank

Private 107558, 206th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)/ Killed in action 26 October 1917. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Formerly 3561, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

MARRIOTT

Edwin

Private 328177 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Accidentally killed 24 October 1918. Sameon Churchyard, Nord, France. Age 21. Born King's Lynn. Son of Edwin and Mary Marriott, of 75 Tower Street, New Fletton, Peterborough. A pupil at St. James' Council School, he won a scholarship to the King Edward VII Grammar School. Enlisted at East Dereham into the Norfolk Regiment, number 5/2786, August 1916. Transferred to the Cambridgeshire Regiment and went to France in 1916. He served as a Lewis gunner and was wounded three times. He was accidentally killed by a bullet from a rifle being cleaned by one of his fellow soldiers

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and King Edwards School War Memorial.

MARSTERS

Ernest

Able Seaman J/19209, H.M.S. Racoon, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was wrecked off Malin Head, Donegal, Ireland, 9th January 1918. Aged 21. Born 17th February 1896 in King's Lynn. Son of Mr. H. and Mrs. Louisa Marsters, of 3, South Clough Lane, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 28.

Note: H.M.S. Racoon was a Beagle class, three funnelled coal burning destroyer displacing some 950 tons - she was built and launched from the Cammell Laird shipyard in 1910. Armaments included - one 4" Primary and three 12 lb secondary guns plus two 18" centreline torpedo tubes - she carried four torpedoes. Her official crew compliment was 96 but at the time of her loss she was carrying 91 seamen under the command of Lt. George Napier. During the early hours of January 9th, 1918 she was en route from Liverpool to Lough Swilly to take up anti-submarine and convoy duties in the Northern Approaches, in heavy sea conditions and while experiencing snow blizzards she struck rocks at the Garvan Isles and sank with the loss of all hands. A subsequent enquiry was held.

MARSTERS

Fred A

[Listed as MASTERS in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

MARSTERS

Horace Sydney

Private 551963, Labour Corps. Died in United Kigdom 10 October 1918. Aged 31. Born Gayton, enlisted King's Lynn. Husband of Jane Marsters. Formerly 5749, 2/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section W. Grave 367.

MARSTERS

John Victor Harold

Lieutenant 6th Kings Own Scottish Borderers Killed in action Loos 25 September 1915. Loos Memorial. Born 28/2/1887. Youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marsters, of Saddlebow, and brother of Mr. Charles W. Marsters. He served in the 2nd King Edwards Horse and while doing so applied to join the KOSB. He was attested on 9 December1914, in London and joined the Regiment as 17294. He applied specifically for a commission in the 6th KOSB and was passed fit for this on 11 January 1915, giving his occupation as farmer and address as the Argentine Club, 1 Hamilton Place, Piccadilly. He gave two referees, the headmaster of King Edwards School, King's Lynn, and William D. Turner, Capt (Retd) IA, who also resided at the Argentine Club. He was promoted to a commission in the 6th on 3/2/1915. Promoted Lieutenant in July 1916.

He was originally reported missing but his brother, Charles, received some of his letters marked deceased. His brother wrote to the War Office and on 12 October 1915 received a telegram confirming that he had been killed.

His estate was divided between his surviving brothers and sisters John's service papers are at the National Archive.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and King Edwards School War Memorial.

MASON

Samuel Arthur

Private 240469, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 16 April 1919. Aged 26. Death registered in the April to June Quarter 1919 in the King's Lynn Registration District. Admitted to the United Society of Boilermakers & Iron Shipbuilders, KIng's Lynn branch, as a boilermaker & iron shipbuilder 1914, aged 22. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section W. Grave 17.

MASSINGHAM

John

Private 23096 [SDGW] or 23094 [CWGC], 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 13 January 1918. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 18986, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 21.

MAYES

Frank

Private 240470 (formerly 2700) 1/5th Norfolk Regiment Died of wounds Palestine 22 May 1917. Haifa War Cemetery, Israel B 74. Born 2/12/1896. Baptised All Saints Church 23/12/1896 (Francis). Son of Francis and Rose Mayes of 6, Union Place, King's Lynn. Employed by Cooper Roller Bearings, King's Lynn. Wounded and taken prisoner at the Second Battle of Gaza, died at hospital in Constantinople.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

MAYES

Frederick H

Private 22297 7th East Kent Regiment Killed in action Belgium 12 October 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. Age 33. Born Stow, Norfolk. Married with four children. Lived at King's Lynn. Employed by Mr. Reeve, butcher, for 13 years and enlisted at King's Lynn 1 May 1917.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

McCLUNE

Sidney

Private L/368, 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. Died 9 October 1918. Aged 34. Son of James and Elizabeth McClune, of Daisy Cottage, Extons Place, King's Lynn. Birth registsred in the October to December Quarter 1884 in the King's Lynn Registration District. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, son of James and Elizabeth McClune, born Norfolk, resident Market Street, St Margaret, Kings Lynn. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, a book binder, born Norfolk, resident 3, Market Street, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Kings Lynn. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section W. Grave 36.

McLEAN

Percy Douglas

Private 2583 'B' Company 1/5th Norfolk Regiment Killed in action Gallipoli 12 August 1915. Helles Memorial. Born 21/12/1895. Baptised All Saints 15/1/1896. Son of Joseph Thomas and Florence McLean of 32 South Everard Street, King's Lynn. Educated at St. John's School, King's Lynn. Employed by Mr. R. Catleugh at the Great Eastern Stores, King's Lynn. Enlisted 4 September 1914. Sailed from Liverpool on the Aquitania with the 5th battalion, 29 July 1915 and landed Suvla on 10 August 1915.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

MEARS

Alfred Edward

No further information currently available

MEDLOCK

Bertie

Private 4924, 61st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infntry). Killed in action 1 April 1916. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Seaforth. Formerly 27882, Kings' (liverpool Regiment). Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Pl;ot I. Row J. Grave 3.

MEDLOCK

Frederick [John]

Private 26510, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 4 July 1918. Aged 37. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Husband of Eva Mary Ann Medlock, of 18A, Austin St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Tehran Memorial, Iran. Panel 2. Column 2.

MEDLOCK

William John

Private 35323, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 12 May 1917. Aged 33. Born West Lynn, enlisted and resident King's Lynn. Husband of Maude A. Medlock, of 3 Front Row, Highgate, King's Lynn. Formerly 36242, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

MEGGITT

Elijah Morris

Sgt.-Instructor 240232, Signal Staff, 5th Norfolk Regt; the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Meggitt of Broad Street, King's Lynn, to lose his life during the war. As a lad, Morris Meggitt was a Boy Scout and later served in the Territorials. He worked for Messrs. Bolton and Co. as a letterpress printer before training as a chauffeur at the garage of Mr. L. E. Taylor in King's Lynn. All three ill-fated brothers left England for Egypt on 30th July, 1915. Morris went through the Gallipoli campaign without a wound or a day's illness and proceeded to Egypt after the evacuation of the Peninsula and was attached to the staff of the Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, where he worked as Sgt.-Instructor of Signalling. Eventually, at his own request, he returned to his unit in time to participate in the last advance in Palestine. On reaching Beirut he contracted influenza and was admitted to hospital at Alexandria, where he died of broncho-pneumonia on 1st December, 1918, aged 20.

MEGGITT

Frederick Charles

Stretcher-bearer, 240471, 5th Norfolk Regt; son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Meggitt of Broad Street, King's Lynn. Fred Meggitt was captured by Turkish forces on 28th November, 1917, during the Jerusalem operations and died on 8th January, 1918, while a prisoner-of-war in Turkey, aged 28. Two other brothers lost their lives in the war. Fred had been employed by Charles Allflatt as a bricklayer and was about to start out on his own when he joined the Colours on 8th September, 1914. While serving in Gallipoli he was wounded twice in the leg and right foot and was in hospital in Malta. He returned to Gallipoli, leaving when the Peninsula was evacuated. He later took part in the invasion of Palestine, being captured at the battle of Nebi Samwil. He was buried at Nigde prisoner-of-war cemetery.

MEGGITT

Richard Dring

Signaller 1622, 5th Norfolk Regiment, one of three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Meggitt of Broad Street, King’s Lynn to die in the war. Prior to enlisting, Richard was working as a french polisher, having served his apprenticeship with Mr. Winlove of Purfleet Street, Lynn. He was a well-known footballer with the Lynn Swifts. With his brothers Frederick and Morris, he was in the Sulva Bay landing. He was wounded by a bullet on 12th August, when the troops he was with were withdrawing and he was left behind, being posted as missing on 4th September. Richard was 21 years old.

MIDDLEGE

John

Private 68549, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 30 November 1917. Enlisted Norwich, resident King's Lynn. Formerly 6496, 4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France. Panel 3 and 4.

MINDHAM

F T

[There is a J T MINDHAM included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

MINISTER

George

Private 7701, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 28 May 1916. Born St Margaret's, Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn.Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot VI. Row K. Grave 11.

MISSON

Leslie Vere

Lance Corporal 40195 3rd Worcestershire Regiment Died of wounds France 12 April 1918. Godwaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord I.Q.24. Age 23. Born King's Lynn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Misson ,of 20 North Everard Street, Kings Lynn. Employed as a clerk by Mr. Walter Cross, and later Mr. G.A. Hayes at King Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted at King's Lynn. Wounded through an enemy shell-burst whilst sleeping in a barn with the battalion's five signallers.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window

MITCHELL

Walter George

Corporal 8974, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 29 July 1916. Born Blackborough End, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Susan Mitchell, of Laws Yard, High Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Cornie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row H. Grave 4.

MITCHELL

William

Rifleman 608021, 18th (County of London) Battalion (London Irish Rifles). Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 30. Enlisted and resident King's Lynn. Formerly 608, Army Service Corps, posted 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Son of Mrs. Ruth Mitchell, of 72, Norfolk St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54.

MITCHELSON

Frederick [Daniel]

Private (served as Frederick BAKER) (Fred, Snowy) No.766 No.14 Platoon, “D” Company (formerly “G” Company), Original, 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Born in 1891 in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, the fifth of nine children of the late Daniel Gibbs Mitchelson, dock labourer (died December 3, 1911, at 25, George Street, King’s Lynn), and Phoebe (née Nobes) Mitchelson of 35, Austin Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England. He was unmarried. In civil life he was employed as an electrician. He claimed to have served in the 14th (London Scottish) Battalion The London Regiment for two years before emigrating to Australia. On August 18, 1914, he enlisted in the A.I.F. in Melbourne, Vic. He claimed to have been born in April 1890 in Kilburn, London. At the time of his enlistment he was described as being 5’ 8” tall and weighing 11 stone 10 lbs. with fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. He noted Mrs. Mabel Squires (his sister-in-law) of Marton, New Zealand, as his next of kin. Later he was promoted to lance corporal, but on January 12, 1915, he reverted to private. Killed in action in the assault across the Daisy Patch during the Second Battle of Krithia on May 8, 1915, aged 24 years (he was originally listed as wounded and missing, but on April 24, 1916, a court of enquiry held at Erquingham determined that he had been killed on that date). Name commemorated on the Helles Memorial and the King’s Lynn War Memorial, Norfolk.

The Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society investigated Private Mitchelson’s fate. On August 18, 1916, Private J.J. Palmer of “D” Company, 6th Battalion, gave the following statement at Etaples in France:

"I knew Baker; he was in D. Co., was in the original Bn. and his name was Fred. He was wounded at Cape Helles on 8.5.15. and missing from the regiment ever after. I remember reading in the Sydney Referee this year that Baker, who was known as Snowy, a man called Stone and another man of D. Co. were all back in Australia and had been seen at the Stadium. This caused discussion amongst the men of old D. Co. Stone has since returned and joined the 22nd Bn., and I saw him on Tuesday week, at Warley, near Albert. He could confirm the news about Baker. There was only one Fred Baker in D. Co. He was in my platoon, No.XIV, at Mena, and was Drum Major."

Corporal R.J. Wheelans (No.1007) of “D” Company stated from No.3 London General Hospital in Wandsworth, London, in August 1916:

"Informant states that on May 8th 1915 at Cape Helles, was seen to fall, shot through the legs. He couldn’t have been taken prisoner by the Turks. Probably when the English buried him, his disc was missing and so he was buried with the rest."

Private Mitchelson’s personal effects were sent to his next of kin in a brown paper parcel from the A.I.F. Kit Store in London in the S.S. Ulysses in 1918. The parcel contained two handkerchiefs, a pair of brushes in a case, two brushes, a comb, cigarette case, letters, cards, a pencil, notebook, a leather case and a scarf.

MITCHLEY

Sidney Robert

2nd Lieutenant 10th attached 7th Norfolk Regiment Killed in action France 12 October 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Born South Lynn, 29/4/1888. He was a son of Robert and Anna Mitchley of the Lodge, Wisbech Road, King's Lynn. He attended the British School, King's Lynn, later winning a scholarship at the Technical School. Upon deciding to enter the teaching profession he returned to St. John's School, King's Lynn, as an assistant master, and went from there to the Borough Road Training College, Isleworth. On completing his training he obtained an appointment at Newport Pagnell, and in 1911 became as assistant master at St. Ann's Road School, Harrow.

He was an enthusiastic footballer, being one of the very best junior backs of his time. Sometimes he played for Lynn Town. At College he was deputy captain of the football team and captain of the lawn tennis club. He had been a scholar at the Lynn United Methodist Sunday-school and occasionally has acted as organist at the church services. He married Miss Elizabeth Owen Chilvers, of Church Farm, North Runcton, who was a teacher at All Saints' Girls School, King's Lynn, and left one child.

He enlisted in the 1/18th Battalion, London Irish Rifles 1 September 1914 and gave his address as 2 Merivale Road, Harrow. His number was 2351. He applied for a commission with his referee being the vicar of St.Peters, Harrow.

He was promoted L/Cpl. 2 August 1915 and Cpl. 7 October 1915. He served home 1 September 1914 to 8 March 1915 and BEF 9 March 1915 to 7 December1915, including the Battle of Loos. He landed in France on 10 March 1915 and joined the battalion at Festubert on 24 April 1915, before returning home 8 December1915 to 23 December1915. It is believed that he married on 22 December1915 and was commissioned in the 10th Norfolks on 23 December1915.

On 28 August 1916 he embarked for France, having been posted to the 7th Norfolks and he arrived with the battalion on 1 September 1916. On 12 October 1916 he was reported wounded and killed. This dual report caused some confusion and the details had to be checked. Apparently when he was wounded he refused to go back to the dressing station, and he continued to lead his platoon in the attack on Flers

His estate valued at £291-2-0 was awarded to his wife. His service papers are at the Nation Archive.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and North Runcton War Memorial.

MOATES

Herbert

Private 24012 9th Norfolk Regiment Killed in action France 19 October 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Age 24. Son of Mrs. E. Moates of 20, All Saints' Street, King's Lynn. Employed by Messrs. Bowker, of King's Lynn. Enlisted at King's Lynn 10/2/1916 and went to France in May 1916. Shot in the head whilst holding a section of German trench captured by the Norfolks during the previous day.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

MORGAN

W Chapman

No further information currently available

MORLEY

Joseph S

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MORRIS

William Burns

[Listed as MORRISS on memorial] Able Seaman R.1797 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action Marcoing, France 19/2/1918. Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Nord II C 5. A native of Hull, William had lived in King's Lynn for 11 years before he enlisted on 15 June 1917. Went overseas in October 1917. Married with two children. Some sources give his surname as Morriss.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

MORRISS

E

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

MOY

James

Private 14905, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1915. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Brother of Horace Moy, of 36, Exton Rd., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme,. France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

MURRELL

A

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MYERS

Charles

Private 240855 1/5th Norfolk Regiment Died of wounds Palestine 20 April 1917. Gaza War Cemetery. Age 21. Son of the late Mr. C. Myers of 2 Union Place, King's Lynn. Employed by Messrs. Morgans at the Lady Bridge Brewery, King's Lynn. Enlisted following Major Woodwark's recruitment drive in the West Norfolk area early 1915. Wounded at the Second Battle of Gaza.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

NEALE

Arthur

Private. G-40981. 4th Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Belgium 31 July 1917. Ypres Menin Gate Memorial. Age 31. Son of Richard Neale. Husband of Olive Neale of 55 Checker Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted King's Lynn. Sources state he was formerly 30763, Essex Regiment, however his medals card shows that he was awarded the British War and Victory Medals as 23020, Pte., Royal West Kent Regiment, and mentions his service in the Middlesex Regiment. Prior to enlistment he was employed as a plumber by Mr. A.F. Foreman, Railway Road, Lynn. He was initially posted as wounded, then as missing. Had three children, the eldest, Ruby, last saw her father heading off to war when she was six, this would have been in 1914.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

NEALE

Robert Henry

Private. 33147. 11th Essex Regiment. Died of wounds France 5 April 1917. Longuenesse (St.Omer) Souvenir Cemetery IV. B. 48. Born Gaywood, 1880. Son of Alfred Martin Neale, of Gaywood. Husband of Edith Kate Neale, of 12, Garden Row, Highgate, King's Lynn. He left seven children with ages ranging from 16 years to 8 months. Robert received shrapnel wounds in both thighs, the left eye, and the abdomen; and he succumbed in No. 7 General Hospital on April 5, 1917. He had been employed for fourteen years by the G.E.R. Co. as a shunter, but at the time of joining the Army, at King's Lynn, was in the service of the King's Lynn and County Stores Co.

Some sources give surname as Neal.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

NEAVE

William Robert

Private 43393, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 July 1917. Aged 27,. Born St Margaret's, King's Lynn, and enlisted King's Lynn. Formerly 1949, Norfolk Regiment. Son of William and Celia Neave, of 1, Albert St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Nieuport Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

NELSON

Charles John

Private 240630, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 2nd November 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Mrs. Lucilla Nelson, of 7, Minns Court, Magdalen St., Norwich. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Plot XXIII. Row A. Grave 3. See also King's Lynn Post Office Memorial

NEWDICKE

George Elijah

[Spelt NEWDICK on memorial and CWGC] Private. 41568. 1st Essex Regiment. Died home 29 April 1917 as the result of the torpedoing of HMS Donegal on 17 April 1917. Buried, with his father, at Hardwick Cemetery, King's Lynn Age 21. Son of George Henry and Harriett Elizabeth Newdick, of 14, Thomas Street, King's Lynn. Had worked successively for Messrs. Scott, Guanock Terrace, and for the Star Tea Co., High Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted in the Norfolk Regiment, number 5034, at King's Lynn in November 1915. He was transferred to the Essex Regiment and went to France in November 1916. He saw fighting on the Arras front, and was admitted into hospital with inflammation of the right foot on April 4, 1917. He was being conveyed to England on the "Donegal when that hospital ship was torpedoed, and he suffered acutely before being rescued. His exposure brought on pneumonia, and he died in the Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol. He had been a member of the 'Foresters', Court 1307."

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

NEWMAN

Robert Henry

Rifleman 60819, 18th (County of London) Battalion (London Irish Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 19 August 1917. Aged 21. Resident and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mary and the late James Newman, of 135, Norfolk St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 623, Army Service Corps posted to 14th Battalion, Royal Rish Rifles. He was entitled to the Victory and British War Medals. In the 1911 census he was an errand boy, aged 15, born in King's Lynn, living at 3 Paradise Lane, King's Lynn. Buried in Bramhoek New Military Cemetery No. 2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 5.

NICHOLLS

E

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NICHOLLS

Horatio George

[Spelt NICOLS on SDGW & CWGC] Private 41691, 1st Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born St Margaret's, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Formerly 022680, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 76 and 77.

NUCCOLL

Harold William

Rifleman S/10301, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 26 June 1916. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 7.

NUCCOLL

Thomas [Btertram Manuel]

Private 242463, 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 10 April 1918. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Dereham, Norfolk. Formerly 2707, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 82 to 85 and 162A

OAKES

Daniel Edmund

Private. 28163. 13th East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action France 8 November 1917. Arras Memorial. Age 27. Youngest son of Arthur and Fanny Oakes of 'The Dolphin', Friars' Street, King's Lynn. Born and lived King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 6053, Norfolk Regiment. Wounded 10 November 1916 and killed during a trench raid near Cambrai.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

OAKES

Edward Jasper

Private. 25082. 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Belgium 16 August 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. Born King's Lynn, 1878. Married to Margaret Oakes (formerly Ryan) at King's Lynn Registry Office 14 August 1916. Left five children. Lived in King's Lynn. Worked at the West Norfolk Farmers Manure Works and was also known as a porter at King's Lynn docks. Enlsted at King's Lynn early in 1916. Wounded and hospitalised in September 1916.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

OAKES

Henry George

Private 5638, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regimnt. Died 4 November 1916. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section Y. Grave 144.

OLLETT

James William

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OSBORNE

H

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

OVERLAND

Edward

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OVERTON

Ethelbert

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OWEN

Thomas A

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OWEN

Thomas Edward

Private 2709, 3/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 24 August 1916. Aged 21. Son of Thomas Henry and Mary Livinia Owen, of 9, Wellesley St., King's Lynn. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section V. Grave 324.

OXBURY

Morris

Private 19800, 8th Battaklion, Northamptonshire Regiment transferred to TR/9/288, 29th Battalion, Training Reserve (Northamptonshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 16 December 1916. Born Neeton, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section Y. Grave 57.

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PALFREY

Frederick Arthur

Private 37204, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Aged 29. Killed in action 28 October 1916. Born Ipswich, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of the late John Firman Palfrey and Elizabeth Ann Palfrey. Formerly 2869, Berkshire Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

PARK

Arthur

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PARTRIDGE

Robert H

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PATRICK

Charles Bridges

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PATTERSON

Arthur William

Commonly known as Fred. Private. 3/7833. ‘A’ Company 1st Norfolk Regt. Killed in action Belgium 22 May 1915. Commemorated on Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium, Panel 4. Aged 18. Son of Mrs. Sarah Patterson of 4 Diamond Terrace, Wisbech Road, King’s Lynn. Born Daws Mere, Lincolnshire. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Shot through the head. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, West Lynn Church War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

PATTERSON

Leonard Victor

Commonly known as Pat. Private. 32665. ‘A’ Company 1/4th Norfolk Regt. 28 December 1917. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, C.139. Aged 19. Youngest son of Mrs. Sarah Patterson of 4 Diamond Terrace, Wisbech Road, King’s Lynn. Native of Lower Edmonton, London (born there). Enlisted King’s Lynn. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, West Lynn Church War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window (gives initials as J.V.).

PATTERSON

Robert George

Private. 3/7832. ‘A’ Company 1st Norfolk Regt. Missing 22 July 1916 (presumed dead 27/7). Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D. Aged 26. Second son of Mrs.Sarah Patterson of 4 Diamond Terrace, Wisbech Road, King’s Lynn. Born Clenchwarton. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Wounded at the same time that his brother Arthur was killed. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, West Lynn Church War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

PATTRICK

Arthur Devereux

Captain. 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 12 August 1915 (see Vanished Battalion). Helles Memorial. Age 32. Only son of the late Alderman Thomas Pattrick and Mrs. Pattrick of St. Augustine's, King's Lynn. Educated at King Edward's School, King's Lynn. Married Alice Isobel Mary Gibson Hoff at Shouldham Thorpe on 30 August 1911. They had three children. He was a partner in the firm of Pattrick and Thompson Ltd., timber merchants, Lynn. His Officer's Service Paper details (WO374/52729) show that he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 3rd Volunteer Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, 27 September 1902, and Lieutenant 14 December1906. The battalion became the 5th Norfolk Regiment, territorial Force on 1 April 1908. He trained with the Grenadier Guards at Chelsea Barracks and there qualified for his captaincy, which he received on the retirement of Capt. E. M. Beloe in February 1914 (actual date 7 March 1914). Embodied for service 5 August 1914. Reported missing 12 August 1915, death accepted as this date by a committee of adjustment under General Murray, 11 July 1916. Arthur commanded the Lynn Company of the 1/5th at Anafarta. In the attack he was seen to have been wounded, and was reported to have been disarmed and taken prisoner. Speculation as to his fate continued well into 1916 with newspaper reports claiming that photographs of him in a Turkish prison camp had been seen.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and King Edward VII School War Memorial, King's Lynn.

PEARMAN

William Frederick

Private 23342, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Pearman, of Laws Yard, High St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais. France. Panel 4.

PELLS

John William

Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, Service No. K516, b. 23 Jan 1888 - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, d. 1 Jan 1915 - HMS Formidable. John Pells had died from exposure in the ships boat by the time it landed in Lyme Regis after being adrift for 22 hours. The Son of Mr J. W. and Hannah Pells, of Kings Lynn. He is buried in Kings Lynn Cemetery, grave Y. 268.

PERCY

Edward D

No further information currently available

PING

William Robert Wellington

Lance Corporal 140731, 237th Field Company (Training Centre, Newark) , Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 25 October 1917. Aged 30. Enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, resident King's Lynn. Son of James Wellington Ping and Charlotte Ping, of Garden House, Tilney St. Lawrence, King's Lynn. Buried in the south-east part of Tilney St Lawrence Churchyard, Norfolk.

PISHORN, MiD

Frank

Private 14351, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 June 1915. Aged 24. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Charles and Susan Pichorn, of Holden's Yard, Norfolk St., King's Lynn; husband of Maud Pichorn, of 331, Wellington St., Grimsby. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

PITCHER

George William

No further information currently available

PITCHER

John Henry

Private. 27559. 1st Wiltshire Regiment. Died while a Prisoner of War, Belgium, 26 October 1918. Erquelinnes Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium, grave 123. Age 19. Born Paddington, London, the son of Mrs. Pheobe Pitcher, 3, Waverley Terrace, Harrow Road, London. John lived in King's Lynn and was the nephew of both Mrs. W. E. Lacey, 10, Priory Lane, King's Lynn and of Driver George William Pitcher, R.F.A. He joined the Army at King's Lynn on April 5, 1917, and served initially with the Rifle Brigade, number 38554. He was captured by the Germans on April 12, 1918, and died six months later while in hospital at Jeaumonth.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

PITT

C A

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

PLAIN

Horace Henry

Air Mechanic 2nd Class 43276, Royal Flying Corps. Died 7 September 1916. Aged 26. Son of William and Ann Plain; husband of Florence Plain, of 12, Coburg St., King's Lynn. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section V. Grave 39.

PLAIN

John Thomas

No further information currently available

PLAYFORD

John Frederick

Private G/24364, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 46 and 47.

PLOWRIGHT

William

Gunner. 30792. C Battery, 74 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action France 20 December1916. Guards Cemetery, Lesbeoufs, Somme VIII T 5. Age 46. Born Castle Rising. Son of Richard and Elizabth Plowright, of Pleasant Row, King's Lynn. Lived Kentish Town. Husband of Mrs. A. E. Plowright, of 33, Hartland Road, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London. William worked for Bass Breweries, London. He volunteered in August 1915 and enlisted at St. Pancras. Killed by German shell-fire. His funeral was attended by his brother-in-law, Sergeant S. J. Barker, D.C.M., of King's Lynn.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

PRIESTLEY

Dyker S

No further information currently available

PRYKE

Ernest William

No further information currently available

PYSHORN

George F

Private 15114, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 26 June 1917. Aged 32. Born King's Lynn, enlisted West Hartlepool, Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann Pyshorn, of 12, Birchwood St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. . Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 36 and 38.

QUINSEE

Ernest C

No further information currently available

RAMM

Vivian Charles

He was the son of Henry Ramm. Vivian was born at King's Lynn in 1893, and in 1901 his family lived at 122 Guanock Terrace, King's Lynn. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial.

RAPER

William T

No further information currently available

RASBERRY

Robert [William]

Private 241007, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine 19 April 1917. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 12 to 15.

RASBERRY

Wiliiam

Gunner 281080, 51st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 28 June 1917. Born Ask Wickin (sic), Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident King's Lynn. Buried in Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 9.

RAYNER

Joseph

Private 41416, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25 October 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Joseph and Eliza Rayner, of 27, Regent St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly TR/9/6486, Training Reserve. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.

READ

Edward Percy

Sergeant 203611. 7th Norfolk Regt. Died of wounds France 9 August 1918. Buried in Pernois British Cemetery, Somme, France, III E 2. Aged 34. Husband of Lily Jane Read of 61 Portland Street, Unthank Road, Norwich, and late of St. Elmo, Ouse Avenue, King’s Lynn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Read of Wymondham. Born East Dereham. Enlisted in a cyclist battalion, Norwich, May 1915. Drafted to France June 1918. Had been a clerk at Morgans Brewery, King’s Lynn. Left one child. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, West Lynn Church War Memorial (Percy E. Read), and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

REAM

Alfred Douglas

No further information currently available

REED

Frederick W

No further information currently available

REED

Robert James

Private 15439, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 May 1917. Born St. Nicholas, King's Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

RICHARDSON

Arthur

No further information currently available

RICHES

A W

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

RINGWOOD

George

Private 3/6518, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 17 October 1918. Aged 40. Husband of E. E. Ringwood, of 22, Chapel St., King's Lynn. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section Y. Grave 775.

ROBINSON

Charles S

No further information currently available

ROBOTHAM

James Frederick

A/2nd Corporal. 14135. 2 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in action France 23 March 1918. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Panel 10 to 13. Aged 31. Son of James John and Rebecca Robotham of Norwich. Husband of Sabrina Mary Robotham of 7 Edward Street, King’s Lynn. Born Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. A reservist he was called up on 4 August 1914 and went overseas in October 1914. Served at La Bassee and Ypres. During the German attack of March 1918 he held a position whilst others withdrew, thereby saving several lives. However, he was killed in the next attack a few minutes later. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

RODGERS

Henry G

No further information currently available

RODGERS

Herbert Scott

No further information currently available

ROGERS

[Reginald] Cecil [Stephen]

[Listed as C on memorial] Commonly known as Cecil. Private. 92178. 9th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action by shell explosion, France 27 September 1918. Buried in Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, F.38. Aged 27. Son of Logan Edward and Emily Rogers of 9 Diamond Street, King’s Lynn. Born Gillingham, Dorset. Enlisted Chelsea, 1914, and served in France for two years. Had been a tailor working for Mr. G.G. Sadler, Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn. His father was also a tailor. Choirboy and later server at St. Michael’s Church. His brother, Leonard, served in the war and died in 1920 whilst serving with the Army Service Corps. Cecil’s medals were initially issued with his surname incorrectly spelt (Rodgers) and duplicates had to be sent to his mother. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, St. Edmunds Church War Memorial, Hunstanton, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

ROPER

Charles

Private 50669, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 August 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Formerly 27166, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Rosanah Roper, of 5, Miles Square, Chapel St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 22.

ROSE

Charles

Private 8483 [SDGW] or 8443 [CWGC], "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 17 June 1916 [SDGW] or 18 June 1916 [CWGC]. Aged 22. Born West Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of John and Clara Rose, of 10, Whincop Place, Plough Lane, King's Lynn. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot VI. Row O. Grave 2.

ROSE

G

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

ROSE

John

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] Gunner 71258,130th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born St Margarite's (sic), Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 10.

ROSE

John Nathaniel

No further information currently available

ROSE

Thomas [George]

Acting Company Serjeant Major 16311, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

ROWE

Harry

Private 47199, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at Seafield Military Hospital, Blackpool, from gastritis, 1 November 1918. Buried in Old (Broadway) Cemetery, Peterborough (a civilian headstone), 8.2.704. Aged 31. Son of Robert and Alice Rowe, of King’s Lynn. Married Lilian Barnes of Peterborough ten weeks before he died. Her address was 84 Taverner’s Road, Peterborough. Born King’s Lynn. Enlisted Shepherds Bush, 1914. Served on a hospital ship for over three years (believed to be the Neuralia). Had worked for Messrs. Coeling and Sons, London. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

ROWE

John Francis

Private 8905, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 26. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs W.C. Rowe, of the "Maid's Head" inn, Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn. His brother William T. Rowe, of the Royal Sussex Regiment also gave his life in 1917. Cousin of Thomas Robert Fayers who also gave his life. He was a clerk in Messrs. Bowker's Shipping Office in King's Ynn. Early in 1915 he had he had been wounded and returned to the front Christmas Eve 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

Also listed on St Nicholas Chapel Memorial, King's Lynn

ROWE

William [Charles]

[W T ROWE and William Charles Rowe are the same person] Private G/15175, 11th Battalion. Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 31 October 1916. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of the late Mr and Mrs W.C. Rowe, of the "Maid's Head" inn, Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn. He joined the Colours in the early part of 1916 and went to France in September receiving injuries in the Battle of Ancre Hieghts, which ultimattely proved fatal. Formerly 28999, Bedfordshire Regiment. Before enlisting he worked as a plasterer for Alderman Richard Green, of Tower Place, Lynn. His brother John Francis Rowe also gave his life. Buried in Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Plot X. Row M. Grave 10.

Also listed on St Nicholas Chapel Memorial, King's Lynn

ROWE

W T

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] W T ROWE and William Charles Rowe are the same person. See above.

RUDD

Alfred

No further information currently available

RUST

George Arthur

Private 20106, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Born Pentney, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

RUSSELL

A C

No further information currently available

RUSSELL

Frederick

Private. 60460. 101st Company, Labour Corps. Died of gas poisoning, France, 14 May 1918. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Q.I.B.10 Age 42. Born King's Lynn. Enlisted King's Lynn as number 26648, 34th Royal Fusiliers, this battalion became 101 and 102 companies, Labour Corps in April 1917.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

RUTLAND

Athur Edward

Private 2104, 1/5 Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 28 August 1915. Aged 18. Born South Lynn, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Arthur Robert Rutland, of 1, Kirby St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 42 to 44.

SADLER

R H W

No further information currently available

SAMPHER

John [Smith]

Private T.F.203325, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 23 August 1917. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot II. Row H. Grave 11B.

SAUNDERS

David

No further information currently available

SCALES

Basil William Walter

Private. 20935. 7th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds received in action near Arras, 14 May 1917. Feuchy British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, II.E.3 Age 19. Son of Mrs. Newman, of 16, Duoro Street, King's Lynn. Born South Lynn. Enlisted King's Lynn, 1916. Trained at Felixstowe and went overseas 1 January 1917. Served as a stretcher bearer

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

SCOTT

Charles Henry

Seaman 2930A, H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Naval Reserve. LOst with his ship when it was torpedoed 22 September 1914. Aged 22. Son of David Thomas and Annie Scott, of 54, Birchwood St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Born at King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8.

Extract from the book "Lynn Book of Heroes":

SCOTT, CHARLES HENRY; First-class Seaman A/2930, R.N.R. A single man of the age of 22, second son of Mr. and Mrs. David Scott, of 11 Pilot-st.. Lynn. He was called up for naval service at the outbreak of war and lost his life when the cruiser "Aboukir" was torpedoed on Sept. 22. 1914. He, was a fisherman in civilian life, and took great interest in the Ouse Amateur Sailing Club.

SCOTT

John Robert

Private. 43039. 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 4 October 1917. Arras Memorial. Born King's Lynn 6/12/1896, baptised at All Saints' 28/2/1897. Son of John Henry and Martha Mary Scott, of 2, The Terrace, Hunstanton, late of King's Lynn. Employed by Mr. Kirby, hairdresser, London Road, King's Lynn. Enlisted at King's Lynn November 1915. Went overseas July, 1916. Posted as missing and in August 1918 presumed dead. In March 1919 his parents received, from the War Office, John's wallet, but no trace of John's body was found.

Extract from the book "Lynn Book of Heroes":

SCOTT, JOHN ROBERT; Pte. 43039, 7th Batt. Norfolk Regt.; son of Mr. and Mrs J.H. Scott, of 8, Victoria Avenue, Hunstanton and formerly of Lynn; posted as missing on the Western Front, Oct. 14, 1917; and in the following August ,was officially presumed to have been killed. In March, 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Scott receoived from the War Office a pocket wallet which undoubtedly had belonged to their son; it, contained two discs bearing his regimental number and photographs. No trace of the soldier himself has been discovered, Pte. Scott, who formerly was in the employ of Mr. KIrby, hairdresser, London-rd., Lynn., joined the Army in Nov., 1915, and went to the Western Front in July. 1916, when the battles of the Somme were raging.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

SEALES

William Henry

Acting Corporal 25808, 2nd Garrison Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died in India 25 October 1918. Born Burnham Sutton, Norfolk. enlisted King's Lynn, resident Folkestone. Formerly 9191, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in NASIRABAD GOVERNMENT CEMETERY, India. Plot E. Row B. Grave 17.

Extract from the book "Lynn Book of Heroes":

SEALES, WHILIAM HENRY; Corporal 25808. C Coy 2nd Garrison Batt., Essex Regt., died at Nairabad, India, June 17, 1918.

SEARLE

George William Stephen

Rifleman 48798 , Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) posted to 1st/8th Bn London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Killed in action 25 July 1918. Enlisted Attleborough, Norfolk, resident King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

Extract from the book "Lynn Book of Heroes":

SEARLE GEORGE WILLIAM STEPHEN; Rifleman, 48798, Rifle Brigade, attached 8 Batt. London Regt.; son of Mrs. M. A. Searle, 11. Guanock-terrace, Lynn; posted as missing July 25, 1918 and afterwards officially presumed to have been killed on that day; aged 19. Deceased had been in the army only six months when be gave his life in the Allied counter attack in Champagne, France.

SHAW

[Henry] Lynn

Captain, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Aged 44. Son of John Henry and Katharine Shaw, of King's Lynn; husband of Grace E. Lynn Shaw, of 2, Pakenham Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. Brother of Philip and John Herbert (below). Buried in BAPAUME POST MILITARY CEMETERY, ALBERT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7.

Listed in the book "Lynn Book of Heroes".

SHAW

Philip

Lieutenant, 6th Battalion (Territorial) attached 5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Aged 41. Son of Henry William Cross Shaw and Katharine Shaw, of Rosehill, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, husband of Alice A. Shaw. Brother of Henry Lynn (above) and John Herbert (below). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.

Listed in the book "Lynn Book of Heroes":

SHAW, Philip; Lieut. Northumberland Fusiliers; second son of the late Henry William Cross Shaw, of Birmingham, and of Katherine Shaw, of Leamington Spa; killed while leading his company into action near Houlthuis Forest during the third battle of Ypres, 26th Oct. l917; aged 41. Educated at Solihull Grammar School, Philip Shaw became a partner in his father's firm, Henry Shaw and Son, nail manufacturers. He joined the Artists Rifles in 1916 and, obtained his commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers, 1916 (a Territorial battalion). He went to the Western Front in May, 1917. He married Alice Hayhurst, daughter of Lieut.-Col. J. Hayhurst, of Temuka, New Zealand.

SHAW

John Herbert aka Bob [R for Robertb on memorial]

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Brother of Philip and Henry Lynn (above). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.

Extract from the book "Lynn Book of Heroes":

SHAW. J. H. (commonly called "Bob”: the initial letter "R'' is attached to his name on the Lynn War Memorial); Second Lieut. Northumberland Fusiliers; third son of the late Henry Wm. Cross Shaw (Birmingham), and of Katherine Shaw, of Leamington Spa; killed in action Oct. 26, 1917, while; leading his platoon near Houlthuist Forest during the third battle of Ypres, aged 35. He was educated at Solihull Grammar School. He served in Boer War with the Worcestershire Yeomanry 1900-1901, and in the campaign in South-West Africa 1914-1915 with the Natal Carabineers. He was gazetted to the Northumberland Fusiliers in May, 1916, and after serving with the second line of his battalion went to the Western Front in May, 1917. He fell in action while serving with one of the Territorial Force Battalions. Lieut. Shaw left a widow, Alice Jacqueline, daughter of the late James Perry, of Galway.

SHAW

Walter Victor

Corporal 267242, "B" Company, 2/6th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 March 1918. Aged 21. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of John William and Lucy Ellen Shaw, of 31A, Chapel St., King's Lynn. Formerly 2028, 6th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 1B.

Extract from the book "Lynn Book of Heroes":

SHAW, Walter Victor; Corporal 267242, Gloucestershire Regt.; died on 27th March, 1918, from wounds receieved in an engagement on the Western Front. He was the second son of Mr. J.W. Shaw, sanitary inspectior for the Borough of King's Lynn. Formerly employed in the Town Clerk's office at Lynn and later at Barclays Bank, Swaffham; he joined the Army in Feb., 1915, and went to France in May the following year, being transferred from the Norfolk Regt. to the Gloucesters. His age was 21. At one time he had been staff-sergeant in the Tower-st. (Wesleyan) company of the Boys' Brigade.

SHEARMAN

Arthur [Charles]

Private 174403, "A" Company, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Died 24 September 1918. Aged 33. Born 24 September 1887 in King's Lynn. Son of the late Robert and Clara Shearman, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. His next of kin was Rhoda Knights, his sister, living at 12 Front Road, King's Lynn. He was a Foreman by trade. Unmarried. Attested 30 August 1915 at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, aged 28, passed fit 22 September 1915, height 5 feet 6¼ inches, girth 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair very fair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 46. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8857 - 29

Arthur Charles Shearman was born in King’s Lynn in 1885 and baptised at All Saints South Lynn on 11 November 1885 although his attestation papers say he was born 24 September 1887. His parents were Robert Christopher Shearman, born King’s Lynn in 1856, and Clara Watts, born Grantchester, Cambs in 1855.

At the time of the 1891 Census the family was living at 75 Norfolk Street where Robert Christopher, a Brush Manufacturer, had a shop. Also at that address were his wife Clara, son Albert Edward age 13, daughters Rhoda Elizabeth age 10 and Florence age 8, and son Arthur Charles age 6.

Both parents died in 1894 of consumption and the children were sent to live with various relatives. Eldest son Albert Edward went to Leicester and died there in 1897. Daughter Florence also went to Leicester and died there in 1907. In 1901 daughter Rhoda Elizabeth was a boarder at Folly Farm, Gaywood. She married Frederick Knights in 1904 and died in King’s Lynn in 1956.

The younger son, Arthur Charles Shearman was admitted to a National Children’s Home & Orphanage in London on 14 April 1896. His character was said to be “Bright, happy, good natured, good manners”. In 1901 aged 15 he was an inmate at Wesleyan Orphanage Children’s Homes near Victoria Park, Bethnal Green. This organisation had a Canadian Branch in Hamilton, Ontario and Arthur Charles Shearman travelled there in June 1906. Records of his crossings between Canada and the USA show that he lived in Hamilton until 1914.

He enlisted with the Canadian Forces during WW1. See link to Attestation Paper dated 30 August 1915 attached.he is recorded as SHERMAN on the Candian index but SHEARMAN on the papers. His year of birth is incorrect by 2 years on this document. He died in France in 1918.

Arthur Charles was a first cousin to Edgar & Edward Thomas Shearman whose names also appear on the King’s Lynn Roll of Honour. Their fathers Edward Thomas (Snr) & Robert Christopher Shearman were brothers.

SHEARMAN

Edgar

Private. 7021. 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Belgium 6 December1914. Ypres, Menin Gate Memorial. Age 32. Youngest son of the late Edward Thomas and Mrs. E. Shearman of Sugar Alms Houses, King's Lynn. Husband of Jane Shearman, of Wanford's Cottages, Wood Street, King's Lynn. Born at Gaywood. Moved to Scunthorpe in 1912. One child. He was a reservist having completed eight years service before the war. Recalled to his Regiment at the outbreak of war, to France 6 August 1914. He was twice posted as missing in the fighting around Ypres. Although he has no known grave, at present, it is believed that Edgar is buried at Poelcapelle Cemetery, Belgium with a headstone reading: 'An unknown soldier of the Norfolk Regiment, 6 December1914'. Brother of Edward Thomas Shearman.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

SHEARMAN

Edward Thomas

Corporal. 43723. 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 17 May 1917. Rookery British Cemetery, France, C.28. Age 39. Son of the late Edward Thomas and Mrs. E. Shearman of Sugar Alms Houses, King's Lynn. Husband of Mrs. I.J. Shearman, of 13, Coronation Square, King's Lynn. Born Highgate. Three children. A pre-war regular soldier, he completed twelve years service and joined the Territorials in 1907. He worked at the West Norfolk Farners' Co. Chemical Works, Wisbech Road until he was called up on the outbreak of war. He was wounded in 1916. Killed by a German shell whilst digging a trench. Brother of Edgar Shearman.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

SHEARMAN

William

No further information currently available

Extract from the book "Lynn Book of Heroes":

SHEARMAN, William; 3rd Batt. Norfolk Regt.; killed in action on the Western Front, April 1916.

SHEARS

George

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SHIRLEY

Donald Michael Edward

J.70973. Ordinary Seaman. Royal Navy. Serving on the battleship HMS Marlborough when he died in action at Constantinople. Buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey, I.G.6. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial.

SHIRLEY

John

No further information currently available

SHREEVE

George J

No further information currently available

SIMMONDS

Percy G

No further information currently available

SLATER

W J

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

SLEGG

Walter George

Private. 40794. 9th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds received in action at Bapaume, 24 March 1918. Etaples Military Cemetery, France, XXXI.H.28. Age 37. Son of Alfred and Mary Slegg. Husband of Annie Slegg, of 18, Guanock Terrace, King's Lynn. Three children. Employed by the M and G.N. Railway Company. Enlisted at King's Lynn, November 1914. Went overseas January 1917.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

SMITH

Bernard Alfred

Second Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion attached 'D' Company, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds received at Mont Kemmel 16 April 1918. Haringhe Military Cemetery (Bandeghem) I.E.13. Born 2/5/1897, son of Claude E.T. and Ellen Smith, of 3, Checker Street, King's Lynn. Educated at All Saints' School and had been a member of the All Saints' Company of the Church Lads' Brigade and the Lynn All Saints Boys Club F.C.

Enlisted 7 September 1914 as Private 2726, 5th Norfolk Regiment. Home service to 31 August 1916. Promoted Corporal in the 2/5th Norfolks 31 October 1914 and Acting Sergeant, 8 August 1915. Joined the Northumberland Fusiliers, 1 September 1916 and send to the BEF. 2 September 1916 to the 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers, later transferred to D Company, 1/4th Northumberland Fusiliers and he served as a Sergeant with this battalion from 1 October 1916.

Applied for a commission 4 December1916, giving Revd. Hayes, the vicar of All Saints', as a referee. Joined No. 15 O.C.B. on 5 July 1917. Commissioned as a Special Reserve officer in the 3rd Norfolk Regiment, 28 December1917 (London Gazette 20 December1917). Posted overseas to the 9th battalion. His family was notified on 17 April 1918 that he had been wounded. Three of his brothers also served.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

SMITH

D W

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

SMITH

Frederick William

Private. 2731. 1/5th Norfolk Regt. Killed in action Gallipoli 12 August 1915. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Panel 42 to 44. Aged 22. Son of Mr. T.W. and Mrs. E. Smith of Primrose Cottage, Saddlebow Road, King’s Lynn. Enlisted East Dereham, September 1914. Had worked at King’s Lynn railway station. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

SMITH

George Thomas

Sergeant. 2459. 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 12 August 1915. Helles Memorial. Age 29. Husband of Catherine Emily Smith, of 5, Windsor Road, King's Lynn. Employed as an assistant booking clerk at the G.E. Railway station, King's Lynn. A territorial who volunteered for service in September 1914. Enlisted East Dereham. Presumed killed at Antafarta (the vanished battalion).

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

SMITH

Herbert Walter

Private. 43365. 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 17/2/1917. Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy, Pas-de-Calais I.C.1. Born King's Lynn 12/8/1896, son of Mrs. J.H. Davison, of 14 Albert Avenue, King's Lynn. Known as 'curly'. Baptised at All Saint's 5/9/1896. An apprenticed printer at Messrs. Thew and Son, High Street, King's Lynn. He was a member of St. Nicholas' Boys Brigade and the Railway Band. He was also a member of the YMCA. Enlisted in the 6th Norfolk Regiment (cyclists), service number 2396, in September 1915. Went to the Western Front July 1916. Seriously wounded by shrapnel, 18 August 1916 and received treatment in hospitals in France, Bradford and Saltaire. Returned to France January 1917.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

SMITH

Sidney Octavious

Private. 2729. 'A'Company, 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 12 August 1915.Helles memorial. Age 21. Son of Mrs. W.L. Smith, of 65 Buckingham Terrace, King's Lynn. Had been an acting foreman at the G.E.Railway locomotive department in King's Lynn before enlisting, at East Dereham, on 7 September 1914.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

SMITH

William

Private 22208 [SDGW] or 22298 [CWGC], 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born St. Margaret's, King's Lynn, enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

SMITH

William [Henry]

Private 5280, 3/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 7 February 1919. Aged 31. Death registsred in the January to march Quarter 1919 in the King's Lynn Registration District. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1888 in the King's Lynn Registration District. Son of Mrs. Hannah Smith, of 1, Stag Row, Highgate, King's Lynn. In the 1911 census he is aged 23, sdon of James and Hannah, a general labourer's porter, born Highgate, Lynn, resident 16a Front Row, Highgate, Kings Lynn. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 43.

SNELLING

Edward Thomas

Lance-Corporal. 19497. 7th Norfolk Regt. Died of wounds Ovillers, France, 4 July 1916. Buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, II.B.27. Aged 22. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Snelling, 9 Lansdowne Street, King’s Lynn. Born St. Germans. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memoria

SPARKES

Herbert

No further information currently available

SPRECKLEY

Frederic A

No further information currently available

STALEY

Joseph

No further information currently available

STALHAM

Arthur

No further information currently available

STANFORD

William

Private 33856, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 April 1917. Born King's Lynn, enlisted and resident Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.

STANNARD

Sidney Ernest

Private. 241009. 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Died Palestine 30 September 1918. Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq, XXI.V.44. Age 23. Youngest son of William and Susan Stannard, of 4, Elsdens Houses, Friars Street, King's Lynn. Born King's Lynn, baptised at All Saints' 27/1/1895. Employed by Mr. Heckford, baker, of Norfolk Street, King's Lynn, before enlisting at King's Lynn in June 1915. Original service number 4700. Landed Egypt December 1915. Captured at the Battle of Gaza, 19 April 1917 and died whilst a prisoner of war. Two of his brothers also served.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

STEBBINGS

Frederick J

No further information currently available

STEPHENSON

Arthur Hector

Boy Mechanic. F.31030. Royal Naval Air Service. Killed in action over the North Sea 15/2/1918. Chatham Naval Memorial Born 16/2/1900. Son of Arthur Percy and Annie Gertrude Stephenson of Gretadale, The Chase, King's Lynn. Educated at St. James' Boys School, King's Lynn and won a scholarship to King Edwards School, King's Lynn. Employed as a clerk in the traffic manager's office of the M. and G.N. Railway at King's Lynn before enlisting. Joined the RNAS as a boy-mechanic (wireless-telegraphist) 19 June 1917. Sent to Cranwell for training and transferred to Eastchurch, 15 October 1917. Based at Felixstowe from 22 November 1917. Served on seaplanes patrolling the North Sea. He was killed when his plane was attacked by five German aircraft which forced the British plane towards the Belgian coast and forced it to crash into the sea.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window, and King Edward VII School War Memorial, King's Lynn.

STEPHENSON

Claud

No further information currently available

STEVENS

Harry Cheslyn

Private. 242488. 1/5th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action Belgium 16 August 1917. Nieupoort Memorial. Born King's Lynn, 1898, son of Mr. William and Mrs. Stevens, of 1, Pleasant Row, King's Lynn. Worked for Messrs. Edwards and Sons, St. James Street, King's Lynn, then for Mr. Bradfield, High Street, King's Lynn, before working with has father for the Edison Steam Roller Company, Dorchester. Enlisted at East Dereham, October 1914. Went to the Western Front August, 1916. Spent five weeks in hospital suffering from trench foot.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

STEVENS

Sidney James

No further information currently available

STEWARD

Harvest Joseph

Corporal. 60028. 101st Company, Labour Corps. Died from effects of gas poisoning, France, 15 May 1918. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen P.XI.K.8A Born Middleton, Norfolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Steward of Hardwick, King's Lynn. Married, his widow living at 33 Friar's Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted King's Lynn and was a Lance Corporal, number 31315, 34th Royal Fusiliers, this battalion became 101 and 102 companies, Labour Corps in April 1917. He served on the Western Front for two years. Harvest was a member of Middleton Band. Three of his brothers also served, one being killed in 1918.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window, Middleton War Memorial and North Runcton War Memorial.

STOKES

Morris Kew

Private. 32002. 12th Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action Balkans 25 April 1917 Doiran Memorial, Salonika, Greece. Age 26. Born King's Lynn. Son of Mr. T. and Mrs. Elizabeth Stokes of 5 South Everard Street, King's Lynn. Worked as a cashier for Messrs. Stanton and Co., timber merchants, King's Lynn. Enlisted King's Lynn in September 1914, initially serving as 6705, 4th Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Wounded in September 1916 and reported wounded and missing on 25 April 1917. His brother served in the Royal Engineers.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

SUGGETT

Frank Edward

Private. 10254. 2nd Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action Belgium 7 June 1917 (Battle for Messine Ridge). La Clytte Military Cemetery VI A 12. Age 33. Born King's Lynn. The fifth son of Mr. John Dix Suggett and Mrs. Suggett of Valinger's Road, King's Lynn. Husband of Florence Gertrude Atterbury (formerly Suggett) of 60 Highbury Grove, London. Enlisted at Mill Hill into the Royal Field Artillery, number 146729. Lived at Hornsey, Middlesex, at time of enlistment.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

TAYLOR

Albert William

Seaman 7279/A, H.M.S. Research, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 19 February 1919. Aged 42. Born 29 December 1876 in King's Lynn. Son of G Thomas pf 30 Birchwood Street, King's Lynn. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 1017.

TAYLOR

Thomas G

No further information currently available

TAYLOR

William

Private 23982, 8thn Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 23. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of James and Elizabeth Taylor, of 32, Birchwood St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

TERRINGTON

Charles Edward

Private 19578, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 28 April 1917. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. No known ngrave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

TERRINGTON

Frederick Ralph

Private G/8075, 8th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 10 July 1918. Aged 29. Born South Lynn, Norfolk, enlisted and resident King's Lynn. Son of Mr E. B and Mrs M. J. Terrington, of 10, Broad St., Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 8.

TERRY

Robert

Details unknown. Believed to have served with the Royal Air Force and died just after the armistice.

Possibly also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window (Leonard Robert Terry).

THORLEY

Robert Thomas

No further information currently available

THORPE

Charles [William]

Private. 3/7828. 'A' Company, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Belgium 6 June 1915. Dickebusch New Military Cemetery F.35. Age 19. Born West Lynn. Son of William Richard Thorpe, of 51, Silver Street, Barnetby, Lincolnshire, formerly of West Lynn, and Emily Thorpe. Enlisted King's Lynn. Served in the same company as Robert Patterson and they were both wounded by the explosion of a trench mortar shell. Charles was wounded in the head and chest and did not regain consciousness. He had been at the front for six weeks. Corporal Pollard wrote to his sister describing Charles as a good soldier.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and West Lynn War Memorial

THURSTON

Albert Ernest

Private. 20448. 1st Essex Regt. Killed in action Gallipoli 6 August 1915. Buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Special Memorial C. 435. Aged 22. Eldest son of Mr. M.L. Thurston, 3 Riffley Terrace, Saddlebow Road, King’s Lynn. Born North Walsham. Enlisted in Norwich at the start of the war. Initially he joined the ‘tradesmen’s company’ of the 3rd Norfolk Regiment, but volunteered to be transferred, with 100 others, to the 1st Essex. Had been apprenticed at the International Stores, King’s Lynn, and afterwards worked for Messrs. Green and Wright, Magdalen Street, Norwich. His brother also served in the war. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

THURSTON

M E

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

THURSTON

W F

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

TICE

Walter George

Private. 47848. 7th Northamptonshire Regt. Killed in action France 25 March 1918. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Panels 54 to 56. Aged 19. Second son of Herbert Richard and Sarah Tice, of Dye’s Field House, Saddlebow Road, King’s Lynn. Born Gresham. Enlisted in the Army Service Corps on 15 February 1917 (number M/295852). Became a signaller and went to France on 28 January 1918. Had been a chauffeur, initially for the West Norfolk Farmers’ Chemical Company, and then for the late Sir Somerville Arthur Gurney at North Runcton Hall. (See A.T. Hart above) Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

TILSON

Walter

Gunner 446 [SDGW] or 440 [SDGW], Motors, Machine Gun Corps (Motor Branch). Died of wounds 4 February 1915. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Harringay. Son of Mrs. M. A. Tilson, of 5, Portland St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 7617, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Bethune TownPas de Calais Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 74.

TOWLER

Henry

Private. 40348. 'A' Company, 4th Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action France 22 August 1918. Borre British Cemetery II H 7. Age 35. Born Tottenhill. Husband of Mrs. R. Towler of 64 Checker Street, King's Lynn. Left six children. Enlisted King's Lynn. Had been a member of the Oddfellows (Perseverance Lodge). Served with the Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Invalided home because of trench foot in 1917. Served at 'batman' to Lieutenant George Stewart Kipps. Henry Towler, Lieutenant Kipps and the C.S.M. where killed 'instantaneously' (shell-fire?). Henry and Lieutenant Kipps are buried in adjacent graves.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

TRENOWATH

William

No further information currently available

TULLETT

Arthur William

Lance Corporal 241564, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine 19 April 1917. Aged 30. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Walter William and Rebecca Tullett, of 4, Clough Lane, King's Lynn. No known grave, Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 12 to 15.

TURNBULL

John George

No further information currently available

TURNER

Augustus George

Private G/8056, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Rotal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 28 September 1916. Aged 28. Born, resident and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of George and Elizabeth Turner, of 52, Checker St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.

TURNER

Reginald

Private G/7219, 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 10 October 1916. Aged 23. Born St Margaret's, King's Lynn, enlisted and resident King's Lynn. Son of Henry and Hannah Turner, of go, North St., Bourne, Lincs. Native of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 42.

TWEEDY

Reginald Vernon

Private. 27100. 8th Norfolk Regiment Killed in action Belgium 11 August 1917. Ypres Menin Gate Memorial. Age 19. Born King's Lynn. Son of Stephen and Elizabeth Tweedy, of 'Clovelly', 41 Tennyson Avenue, King's Lynn. Educated at All Saints' School, he joined Steward and Pattersons in 1916 and enlisted at King's Lynn on November 18, 1916. Drafted overseas on Good Friday, 1917. Killed by a sniper and buried where he fell. Letters to his family described him as an efficient Lewis gunner and a very gallant soldier and companion who was always cheery.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

TYZACK

William Henry

[Family know him as Charles William henry but listed in official records and on memorial as W H Henry] Private 15580, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 20. Born St Margaret's, King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Charles Z. and Margaret Elizabeth Tyzack, of Hillington Square, King's Lynn. In the 1911 census he was a Draper's porter, aged 16, born King's Lynn, living with his parents at Hillington Square, Kings Lynn, known as William Tyzack. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

VALENTINE

J W

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

VARNEY

Harry

No further information currently available

WAGG

Arthur

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WAGG

Bertie

No further information currently available

WAGG

Herbert Stanley

Private 203517, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 October 1917. Born and resident South Wootton, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn.

WAGG

James [Henry]

Private G/35489, 20th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 12 April 1918. Aged 35. Born and enlisted King's Lynn, resident Hunstanton. Husband of Eva Wagg, of 5, Seagate Rd., Hunstanton, Norfolk. Buried in Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle D' Armentieres, Nord, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 7.

WAGG

Percy

Private 52228, 1/4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died at sea 4 May 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. Mildred Wagg, of 2, Laws Yard, High St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 25079, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Savona Town Cemetery, Italy. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 24.

WAKEFIELD

Albert Henry

Private 71418, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 20 October 1917. Born Hull, Yorkshire, enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

WALKER

Henry Alfred

Private. G-8055. 7th Queens Regiment. Killed in action France 26/2/1917. Adanac Military Cemetery, France III A 2 Aged 30. Born South Wootton. Son of Mr. And Mrs. A.W. Walker, 13 South Everard Street, King's Lynn. Had been employed as a clerk in the office of Messrs. W. and S. Burkitt, corn merchants, King's Lynn. Enlisted at King's Lynn, September 1914. He was killed whilst carrying a message from his company commander. Henry, also known as Harry, was a prominent member of the brotherhood of St. Andrew at All Saints' Church. Note there is some disagreement between sources about the date of his death, given as the 27th in Soldiers Died.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

WALKER

Reginald [John]

Corporal 15052, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 2 April 1916. Aged 31. Born Tilney All Saints, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of James and Mary Ann Walker. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 10.

WALKER

Sidney

Private G/24444, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds in Italy 29 December 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted King's Lynn, resident Heacham. Son of Spenton and Mary Ann Walker, of 12, Kirby Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 29652, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 2.

WALLIS

Reginald

[Spelt WALLACE on memorial] Private. 20683. 1st Essex Regiment. Died at sea when the transport 'Royal Edward' was sunk, 13 August 1915. Helles Memorial. Aged 20. Born Gaywood. Son of Mr. And Mrs. G. Wallis, of 10 Southgate Street, King's Lynn. He enlisted at Norwich into the 3rd Norfolk Regiment (number 17735) at the outbreak of war and transferred to the Essex Regiment. He had been employed by Mr. Oakes, coal merchant, King's Lynn. His last letter home was dated 12th August 1915.

Commemorated on his sister's grave at the Hardwick Cemetery, King's Lynn and also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

WANFORD

Arthur James

[James Arrthur WANFORD on SDGW and CWGC] Lance Corporal 269778, 2/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Arthur James and Jane Elizabeth Wanford, of 4, Littleport Terrace, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WARD

Arthur George

Private S4/244541, 556th H.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at sea 15 April 1917. Enlisted Peterborough, resident King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatby Memorial, Egypt.

WARD

James William aka Bill

Serjeant 25705, 346th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 23 July 1917. Born St Margaret's (Kings Lynn), Norfolk, enlisted Dover, resident King's Lynn. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1881 in the King's Lynn Registration District. In the 1891 census he was the son of Edward and Ann M Ward, aged 9, born Norfolk, resident Queens Yard, Surrey Street, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was the son of Edward Ward, a widower, he was aged 19, a General Labourer by trade, born King's Lynn and resident Little Port Terrace, King's Lynn. In the 1911 census he is aged 26, born King's Lynn, a Gunner, 100 Company, Royal Garrison Artillery, resident Malta, formerly a Labourer. His attestation papers give his age as slightly different. Born St Margaret's, King's Lynn, Norfolk, resident 41 Commercial Street, Spitelfields, London, Middlesex, employed by Mr Isaacs of 83 & 85 Commercial Road, London, as a General Labourer. Unmarried. He attested 29 October 1906 in London, and was passed fit the same day, aged 22 (probably incorrect), height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 39 inches. Complexion fresh, eyes brown, hair brown, religious denomination Church of England. He served as Gunner 8013, Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery, from 29 October 1906 to 13 December 1906 when he joined the Kent Royal Garrison Artillery, Dover, 14 December 1906, he was of 'good character'. At this time his father was listed as Edward Ward, 7 George Street, King's Lynn, his elder brother Edward George Ward is listed as being in the Royal Navy at this time. Buried in Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.

WARD

Samuel Alfred

Lance Serjeant 40497, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 November 1917. Aged 29. Born Walton, Norfolk, wnlisted King's Lynn, resident Wakefield, Yorkshire. Son of Robert Ward, of Neaton, Watton, Norfolk; husband of Alice Ward, of Hyde Hall Gardens, Sawbridgeworth, Herts. Formerly 2345, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

WARDBY

Walter

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WARNES

David H

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WATKINS

Arthur Robert

Sapper 85627, 208th Feild Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 31 March 1917. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 10.

WATLING

George Victor

[Transcribed as G H] Private. G-11965. 2nd Royal Sussex Regt. Died of wounds France 4 November 1918. Buried in St. Souplet British Cemetery, France, III.G.4 Aged 21. Youngest son of Frederick and Agnes Watling, of 3 Hospital Walk, King’s Lynn. Enlisted Norwich, May, 1916. Served as a Lewis gunner and subsequently as a stretcher-bearer and was fatally wounded while doing ambulance duties. In the winter of 1917-18 he was hospitalised at Rouen, for three months, with trench foot. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window (surname given as Watting).

WATLING

L E

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

WATSON

Charles R

No further information currently available

WATSON

Frederick

Gunner 77335, 91st heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Palestine 14 October 1918. Aged 40. Born Sheldonthorpe. Norfolk, enlisted Long Sutton, resident King's Lynn. Brother of Miss Florence Ellenor Watson, of 27, Coronation Square, King's Lynn. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section F. Grave 48.

WATSON

H B

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WATSON

Horace James

Private. 40252. 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 3 January 1917. Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais V E 33 Aged 26. Son of Mr. And Mrs. William Watson of Guanock Terrace, King's Lynn. Married with two children. Horace, also known as Nyer, enlisted at East Dereham on 5 September 1914, but was unable to pass examination for overseas service until 1916. Drafted to France in August 1916. Horace had worked for Messrs. Dye and Allen, King's Lynn.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

WATTS

Horace Sidney

Private G/70151, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 7 September 1918. Born, resident and enlisted King's Lynn. Buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot III. Row P. Grave 37.

WATTS

Vivian George

Private 8266, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 February 1915. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

WATTS

William Herbert

Lance-Corporal. G-9312 13th Royal Sussex Regiment, transferred to Machine Gun Corps Killed in action Belgium 31 July 1917. Buffs Road Cemetery, St. Jan-les-Ypres D22 (Buried 1 August 1917) Aged 31. Born King's Lynn. Son of Alfred Hockhisstone Watts and Amelia Elizabeth Watts of 11a Extons Road, King's Lynn. He enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment at Norwich on 3 March 1916 and was drafted to France in October 1916. During the winter he served in the trenches near Ypres and contracted trench fever and trench foot. In February 1917 he was sent to hospital in Salisbury and upon recovery, in May 1917, he was sent to France to join the Machine Gun Corps.

William had been a clerk for Mr. Montagu Smith, coal merchant, before joining Morgans Brewery. For eleven years he worked for Morgans at King's Lynn before moving to their offices in Norwich. He had been a member of the Kingston Club, King's Lynn, and was a member of the Kingstonian Football Club. He was unmarried.

Commemorated on his parent's grave at the Hardwick Cemetery, King's Lynn and also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window. See also Norwich Breweries Memorials.

WEBB

[Frederick] Thomas

Private. 235106. 5th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Killed in action Belgium 22 October 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial Aged 22. Born Uxbridge. Son of Mr. R. and Mrs. Emma Webb, of 5 Hertford Terrace, Harefield Road, Uxbridge. Enlisted at Oxford into the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars (number 2596). He lived in King's Lynn for nine months prior to enlisting and was engaged to marry a woman from King's Lynn. Killed in a bombardment while his platoon was in a support line.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

WEBSTER

George Victor

Private G/15272, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 24 September 1917. Aged 19. Born Attleborough, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. Angelina Webster, of 12, Wellington St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LVII. Row F. Grave 41.

WEBSTER

Percy

Driver T4/250072, No 4 Company, 59th Division Train, Army Service Corps. Died 20 November 1918. Son of Angelina Webster, of 12, Wellington St., King's Lynn, and the late William James Webster. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section Y. Grave 685.

WELDRICK

Albert Edward

Lance Corporal 27886, 13th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died (probably gassed or injured in Callone) 4th May 196. Aged 26. Born 1890 in King's Lynn, enlisted Seaforth, Lancashire, resident King's Lynn. Son of Henry and Sarah Ann (nee Shipley) of 22 Purfleet St, King’s Lynn. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 15.

WELHAM

Walter F

No further information currently available

WELLSMAN

Cyril

Private. 2749. 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 12th August 1915. Helles Memorial Aged 18. Son of Mrs. Alice Wellsman, of 54 London Road, King's Lynn (she subsequently emigrated to Alberta, Canada). Enlisted East Dereham before 12th September 1914.

Local accounts state that he died on or before 28th August 1915.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

WENN

Robert William

Private G/40564, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Pwn (Middlesex Regiment). Died 13 April 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Son of Maria Wenn, of 17, Regent St., King's Lynn, Norfolk, and the late Thomas Wenn. Buried in Duidans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 26.

WEST

Frederick William

Private C/25652, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East kent Regiment). Died 11 September 1918. Aged 18. Son of John and Susan West, of 21, Queen St., King's Lynn. Buried in King's Lynn Cemetery, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section Y. Grave 438.

WEST

George

Private 7672, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 23 September 1916. Born Dickleburgh, enlisted King's Lynn. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row N. Grave 42.

WESTFIELD

Richard

Private G/6518, 8th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surret Regiment). Died of wounds 1 May 1916. Born King's lynn, enlisted Guildford, Surrey, resident Chertsey, Surrey. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 136.

WHITRICK

William [Charles]

Private G/67360, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)., Killed in action 8 August 1918. Born St John's Wood, Middlesex, enlisted and resident King's Lynn. Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 28.

WHOMES

Thomas William

Private. 290019. 1st Norfolk Regt. Missing, Belgium, 9 October 1917. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Panels 34 to 35 and 162A. Lived at 16 Ouse Avenue, King’s Lynn. Born All Saints, King’s Lynn. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Had been employed by Mr. G. Belding and had been a member of the Territorial Band (a pre-war territorial?) Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial, and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

WILDBUR

Sidney Arthur

Private. 22959. 8th Norfolk Regiment. Missing Delville Wood, Somme, France 19 July 1916 (see also W.H. Greenacre) Thiepval Memorial Aged 19. Born King's Lynn. Son of Mr. And Mrs. W.T. Wildbur, of All Saints' Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted at King's Lynn into the 3rd Norfolk Regiment and transferred to 8th battalion. Had been employed by Messrs. Jermyn and Perry, High Street, King's Lynn. Initially reported wounded and missing. He was unmarried.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

WILKIN

George Henry

A/Sergeant. 8209. 1st Norfolk Regt. Killed in action Vimy Ridge 23 April 1917. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 3. Aged 24. Sonof Mr Robert and Mrs. Sarah Wilkin of 32 Diamond Street, King’s Lynn. Left a widow, Eliza Jane Wilkin of 49 Moscow Street, Belfast, and a child. Born Gaywood. Enlisted Kings’ Lynn. Served overseas from the beginning of the war. Also named on St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial

WILKINSON

John Gamble

Private 41383, 1/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 October 1917. Born Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk, enlisted and resident King's Lynn. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot III. Row N. Grave 7A.

WILLIAMS

Ernest Edward

Private. 20446. 1st Essex Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 6 August 1915. Helles Memorial Aged 19. Born Tilney St. Lawrence. Son of Mr. And Mrs. George Williams, of 10 Guanock Terrace, King's Lynn. Enlisted at Norwich into the 3rd Norfolk Regiment (number 17744) and transferred to the Essex Regiment. Had been employed by the Lynn Building Company. Gave his life when in action for the first time. His brother, Lewis James Williams, died from Pneumonia whilst serving with the RFA in France, 1918.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

WILIAMSON

James Thomas

Private. G-27336. 2nd Queens Regiment. Killed in action Belgium 26 October 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial Aged 33. Born King's Lynn. Son of James and Sarah Ann Williamson, Lime House, Checker Street, King's Lynn. Educated at Croad's School, King's Lynn. Had been employed by Messrs A and J Bowker of King's Lynn. Enlisted in August 1916. He had been a member of the St. John's Ambulance and the local VAD. After initial service with the Queens Regiment he transferred to the RAMC (number 2708), but was recalled to the Queens and went overseas in early 1917. Was a stretcher-bearer. James had been a member of the Order of Foresters. He was not married.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

WILLIMOT

Henry Herbert

Commonly known as Harry. Private. 7127. 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Belgium 2 November 1914. Ypres, Menin Gate Memorial Aged 32. Born at Melton Constable. Husband of Evelyn Grace Willimot of 18 Keppel Street, King's Lynn. Enlisted King's Lynn.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

WINCH

Edward Lawson

probably Lawson WINCH, Private G/40572, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 16 April 1918. Aged 31. Born, resident and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Elizabeth Cook (formerly Winch), of 6, Littleport St., King's Lynn, and the late Henry Winch. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

WITT

John Henry

Deck Hand 3473SD, H.M. Trawler "Ruby", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 17th October 1917. Aged 23. Son of Maria B. Witt, of 39, Front Row, Highgate, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Father Matthew Cornwallis George Witt. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 26.

WOODBY

Joseph

No further information currently available

WOODHOUSE

Charles R

Serjeant 572931, 17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles). Killed in action 1 September 1918. Aged 25. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Woodhouse, of 5, Burtons Court, New Conduit St., King's Lynn. Formerly 63625, Royal Army Medical Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

WOODHOUSE

George W

No further information currently available

WOODWARK

Ernest Reginald

Captain. 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 12 August 1915. Helles Memorial Aged 37. Son of Mrs. A.E. and the late Alderman G.S. Woodwark, J.P. Ernest was an articled solicitor with the firm of Sadler and Woodwark. Educated at King Edward VII Grammar School, King's Lynn.

He joined the 3rd Volunteer Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, which became the 5th Battalion (T.F.). He became a Lieutenant in February 1904. Having retired from his military associations, he re-entered the service on the outbreak of war, being promoted Captain. His official record in the National Archives (WO 374/76764) is rather sparse. Newspaper accounts by serving soldiers state that he was last seen leading his troops into action with Colonel Beachamp, Captain Pattrick and Adjutant Ward. Two of his brothers also served (Col. W. Woodwark, RAMC, and Major G.G. Woodwark).

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window, and King Edward VII School Memorial.

WRIGHT

Arthur

Private 242503, "C" Company, 2/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died of wounds 2 December 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Henry and Margaret Wright, of 28, King Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 1509, Norfolk Regiment. Buriedin Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, Seine-Maritime, France, Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 13A.

WRIGHT

Percy Rodwell

Private 325477, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Wisbech. Formerly 2015, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.

WRIGHT

R

[Not included in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-18] No further information currently available

WRIGHT

Robert Charles

Private. 241093. 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Gaza 19 April 1917. Jerusalem Memorial. Aged 27. Enlisted King's Lynn at the outbreak of war (original number 2755). Lived at Providence Street. Had been a carpenter and builder working for Foreman and Sons, King's Lynn. Served through the Gallipoli campaign. Last known to be alive in the attack on Gaza, 19 April 1917, and officially presumed to have died by 19 July 1917. Robert had been a well-known local footballer playing for the Swifts F.C.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

WRIGHT

Wilfred

Private. 5593. 1/6th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action at Butte de Warlencourt, Somme, 5 November 1916. Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, France, I.E.32. Aged 20. Born King's Lynn, 1897. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Anne Wright. William Henry Wright was the Town Crier for King's Lynn in 1901. In 1901 the family lived at 76 Edward Place.Believed to have lived at 20 South Everard Street, King’s Lynn. Enlisted in the Norfolk Regiment at King’s Lynn (number 5818). Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and St Michael's, South Lynn War Memorial.

WRIGHT

William P

*Son of Herbert A. and Agnes E. Wright of 14 Wellington Street, King's Lynn (1901). William was born in 1892. Other details unknown at present.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

YOUNGE

George Henry

[Spelt YOUNG on CWGC] Private 21296, 1st B(Garrison) attalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 29 November 1918. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted Northallerton. Buried in Newport Cemetery, Lincoln, Lincolsnhire. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 139.

YOUNGE

Horace Osborne

Private. 240696. 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Died Palestine 19 October 1917. Jerusalem Memorial. Aged 23. Born St. Nicholas', King's Lynn. Son of Osborne and Harriett Younge of 14 Valingers Place, King's Lynn. Horace had been a French polisher working for Mr. W. Trenowath of King's Lynn. A pre-war territorial, enlisted in King's Lynn (original number 1675) and re-enlisted when 'time expired' in April 1917. Horace was known for his swimming and running and won prizes for shooting whilst in the territorials.

There is some confusion about what actually happened to Horace. He was reported killed, then wounded and a prisoner in Turkish hands. Official records state he died Palestine October, 1917, but some local accounts maintain that he was killed in action at the Second Battle of Gaza. Horace had served all through the Gallipoli campaign and whilst there was wounded by a sniper.

Also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.

YOUNGS

John William

No further information currently available

WORLD WAR 2

Note: The majority of the men below do not have an entry or possible entry on the CWGC and are probably Merchant Navy who have not been recorded.

ALDREN

J C

No further information currently available

BUNTING

D

No further information currently available

CARTER

C T

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DREW

E

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GATHERCOLE

W J

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GOODENS

E

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GOODENS

W

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HAMMOND

M W

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LANGLEY

A E

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LAWRENCE

J G

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MISSON

L V

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RAMM

V C

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RINGWOOD

G

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ROSE

J

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STEWARD

H J

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THURSTON

A E

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THURSTON

M E

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THURSTON

W E

No further information currently available

YOUNGE

H O

No further information currently available

World War 2 - Additional Names
TWAITE Arthur Charles
Private 14746096, 1st Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 17 February 1945. Aged 19. Born 1926. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery , Kleve, Klever Landkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 45. Row C. Grave 7.

A further memorial exists to those who died in the Burma Campaign in World War 2


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