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KING'S LYNN KING EDWARD VII GRAMMAR SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Shaz Ann 2018
researched Martin Edwards

The King's Lynn King Edward VII Grammar School memorial takes the form of a wall mounted roofed alabaster plaque with the school's badge at the top and the names within a slate centre piece. There are 56 names listed for World War 1 covering the Old Boys from the school.

Photographs Copyright © Shaz Ann 2018

IN MEMORY OF THE BOYS OF
KING EDWARD VII GRAMMAR SCHOOL
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

ANDREWS Charles Cyril

[One set of school records list him as Cyril Charles] Private SD/1948, 12th Battalion, Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30 June 1916. Aged 26. Son of Charles and the late Caroline Clementina Andrews, of Hunstanton, Norfolk. Born 16 April 1890 in Hunstanton, Norfolk, baptised 25 May 1890 in Old Hunstanton (St Mary's), Norfolk. Enlisted London. Admitted to the school in May 1900; previously educated at Miss Cook's, of Lynfield, Hunstanton; son of C. Andrews of Victoria Buildings, Hunstanton (a Wine Merchant). Left school Christmas 1906. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, a school boy, born Hunstanton, son of Charles Andrews, a widower, resident Victoria Buildings, 5, Greeve Gate, New Hunstanton, Docking, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, a Chemist Assistant, born Hunstanton, resident with his widowed father, Charles Andrews, at Victoria Building, New Hunstanton, Norfolk. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France . Plot III. Row K. Grave 11. See also Hunstanton

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Hobnour 1914-1918, Volume 2, page 8:

ANDREWS, CHARLES CYRIL, Private. No. 1948, 12th (Service) Battn. The Royal Sussex Regiment., 3rd and yst. s. of Charles Andrews, of Hunstanton, Wine and Spirit Merchant, and brother to Private E. C. Andrews (q.v.); b. Hunstanton, co. Norfolk, 16 April, 1890 ; educ. Lynfleld Preparatory School there, and King Edward VII.'s Grammar School, King's Lynn; was apprenticed as a Chemist at Hunstanton, being subsequently employed with several London firms, during which time he studied at a Pharmaceutical College, with a view to passing his final examination; enlisted in Nov. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme early in the morning of 1 July, 1916. Buried in the British Soldiers' Cemetery, just behind the firing line. A comrade wrote : "Quite early on the morning of July 1st we were ordered to attack ; he was one of the first to get over, and was last seen throwing his bombs at a machine gun." Unm.

BACON Francis Geoffrey Everard James
Private 1949, 1st/1st Battalion, West Kent Yeomanry (Queen's Own). Died at sea 13 November 1915. Aged 18. Resident Ramsgate, enlisted Maidstone. Son of Parsley Thomas James and Jessie Bacon, of 158, Sinclair Rd., Kensington, London. Enlisted voluntarily. Educated at King Edward's School, King's Lynn. Born 28 January 1897. Resident of Rosedale, South Avenue, Southchurch, Southend. Admitted to school 8 March 1909 as a Boarder, son of P.T.J. Bacon, of Compton House, Woodgrange Drive, Southend, a farmer. Left school 22 July 1910. Previously educated at Elementary School, Southend. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 19.
BARDELL Robert John
Private SPTS/3935, 23rd (Service) Battalion (1st Sportsman's), Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 29 July 1916. Aged 34. Born Middleton, Norfolk, resident King's Lynn, enlisted London. Baptised 4 September 1881 in South Lynn, All Saints. Admitted to school January 1889 as a Day Boy, son of Mr William Bardell, of London Road, King's Lynn. Left school to join his father Midsummer 1894. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born Middleton, Norfolk, a Builder, resident with his widowed mother, Martha Bardell, in London Road, South Lynn, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Middleton, Norfolk, a Builder's Merchant, resident with his widowed mother, Martha Bardell, London Road, South Lynn, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. See also South Lynn, All Saints

BASSHAM Reginald Owen
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 31 May 1917. Born 13 August 1893. Baptised 10 September 1893 in Norwich. Admitted to school September 1902, aged 9 years, Day Boy, son of Luke Bassham, Esq. (an Insurance Agent), of Paradise House, Cattle Market, Lynn; previously educated at Harrow School and Ripley School, Lynn. Left school 22 July 1910 for University College, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, a Civil Service Student, born Wolferton, Norfolk, resident with his parents, Luke and Ellen Seeley Bassham, at 3 Haylett Ice, Extons Road, King's Lynn, South Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 23. See also Hunstanton
BATES William

Second Lieutenant, Durham Light Infantry transferred to 101st Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 13 May 1918. Aged 23. Born 1895, baptised 17 July 1895 in South Lynn, All Saints. Son of William and Sarah Ann Bates, of 63 Louisa Terrace, West Lynn, King's Lynn. Admiited to school January 1907 as a Day Boy; previously educated at West Lynn Elementary School, son of W. Bates, of 6, Louisa Terrace, West Lynn (a Signalman). Left school 7 April 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born West Lynn, at school, son of William and Satah Ann Bates, resident 6, New Road, Louisa Terrace, West Lynn, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was a Boarder at King Edward Vii Grammer School, aged 16, born West Lynn, Norfolk, at school, resident King Edward Vii Grammer School, Gaywood Road, St Margarets, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Officers, Plot B. Row 4. Grave 27.

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, West Lynn Memorial, and Kings Lynn War Memorial.

BELL S E
Born 1884. Admitted to school September 1897 as a Boarder. Son of T. Bell, of Burham Overy Staithe. Left school Midsummer 1899.
BENSTEAD Herbert Matthew
Lance Corporal 24066, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 4 August 1916. Aged 19. Born 20 October 1896 in Heacham. enlisted February 1916 in King's Lynn, Norfolk. Son of Thomas and Margaret Benstead, of Hillside Cottages, Heacham, Norfolk. Admitted to school 16 September 1909 as a Day Boy, son of Thomas Benstead, of 3, Hillside Cottages, Heacham (a farm labourer); previously educated at Heacham Elementary School. Left school 17 December 1912. Employed as a Clerk, at Hunstanton, for Great Eastern Railway. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1913. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. grave 64. See also Liverpool Street Station, London and Heacham
BERRY Sidney Linton
Private 12417, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 21. Born 10 October 1894 in London, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Herbert George Berry, of White House, Reepham, Norwich. Admitted to school January 1905, son of Herbert george Berry, of White House Reepham, Norwich (a Doctor); previously educated at Miss Priest's Private School, Reepham, near Norwich. Left school 22 July 1910. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Middlesex, a Clerk, resident with his uncle at 43 Sunny Gardens, Hendon, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
BINKS Basil Henry
Second Lieutenant, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 23 October 1916. Aged 28. Born 13 August 1888, baptised 14 September 1888 in Sedgeford, Norfolk. Son of Herbert Benjamin and Martha Billing Binks, of Sedgeford, Norfolk. B.A. (Queen's College), Cambridge. Admitted to school January 1904, son of H. B. Binks, of Sedgeford, Lynn (a Farmer); previously educated at Technical School, Lynn. Went to Queen's College, Cambridge in 1906. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Sedgeford, resident with his widowed father, Herbert Binks, in Ringstead Road, Sedgeford, Docking, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B. See also Sedgeford Memorial.

BONHAM William Daniel
Second Lieutenant William Daniel Bonham
Second Lieutenant
William Daniel Bonham
IWM (HU 114055)
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1917. Aged 25. Born 9 November 1892 in Derbyshire, baptised 4 January 1893 in Derby, Derbyshire. Son of Thomas William and Ann Bonham, of The Chase, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Admitted to school January 1905 as a Day Boy, son of T. W. Bonham, of The Lodge, Exton's Road, Lynn (a Coal Merchant). Left school Christmas 1905. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Derby, Derbyshire, a Coal Merchants Traveller, resident with his parents, Thomas William and Ann Bonham, in Goodwins Road, King's Lynn, South Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

BOYCE John Henry
Private 1626, "A" Squadron, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Killed in action 21 August 1915. Aged 25. Born Woodford Green in 1889, resident Woodford Green, enlisted London. Son of Johanna Boyce, of 46, St. Geargenstr, Alzey, Hessen, Germany, and the late Henry Boyce. Admitted to school September 1902, aged 13 years, a Boarder, son of Henry Boyce, of North View, Snooke's Lane, Woodford Green, Essex. Left school Decembr 1903. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 17.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, Page 46:

BOYCE, JOHN HENRY, Trooper, No. 1626, Buckinghamshire Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars), only s. of Henry Boyce, of Woodford Green, Essex, and grandson of the late Henry Boyce, of the Leman School, Beeches, Suffolk ; b. . . . . . . . . . , 1889; joined the Royal Bucks Hussars early in Oct. 1914; left England for Egypt just before Easter, 1915; went to the Dardanelles early in June, and was killed in a charge at Suvla Bay, 21 Aug. 1915 ; unm.

BRADFIELD Reginald Charles
Private 56147, 74th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 10 September 1918. Born 16 July 1889. Admitted to the school 17 September 1901, son of Dr. W.C. Bradfield, of Hamilton House, High Street, King's Lynn (a Draper); brother of William Leslie Bradfield (below); previously educated at Mrs Jones' Preparatory School, Lynn. Left school Easter 1906. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born King's Lynn, resident with his parents, William C and Ellen W Bradfield, at High Street, Kings Lynn St. Margaret, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born King's Lynn, a Draper Assistant, visiting 6 Lower Baxter, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk. Formerly 1397, Norfolk Yeomanry (Territorial Force). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10. See also King's Lynn memorial and also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window
BRADFIELD William Leslie
[Also listed as Leslie William Bradfield in school logs] Corporal 760872, "C" Company, 1st/28th Battalion (Artists' Rifles), London Regiment. Died from a fractured upper left elbow and fracture at the base of the skull (suicide, leapt through a top floor window) at 59 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 June 1917, Courtof Enquiry held the same day. Born 17 April 1893. Son of William Charles and Ellen Winlove Bradfield, of Hamilton House, The Chase, King's Lynn. Admitted to school 16 January 1902 as a Day Boy, son of William Charles Bradfield, of Kings Cote, Gaywood Road, King's Lynn (a Proprietor, Draper) and 51 High Street, King's Lynn; brother of Reginald Charles Bradfield (above); previously educated at Mrs Jones' Preparatory School, Lynn. Left 8 December 1909 to be a Draper's Apprentice. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born King's Lynn, resident with his parents, William C and Ellen W Bradfield, at High Street, Kings Lynn St. Margaret, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born King's Lynn, an Apprentice to Drapery, a boarder with Charles and Sarah Howard, of 12 Howard Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Attested 19 Noevmber 1915 at Duke's Road, London W.C., resident Hamilton House, King's Lynn. Appointed Lance Corporal 3 September 1916, promoted Corporal 21 Noevmber 1916. Buried in HESDIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 2. See also King's Lynn memorial and also named on All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window
BROWN John Henry
Private M/271497, Mechanised Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 12 January 1917. Resident St. Clements, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn. Born 1 December 1897. Admitted to school 14 September 1910, son of Charles Brown, of Haygreen House, Terrington St. Clements (a Farmer); previously educated at Private Preparatory School, Hunstanton. Left school 24 July 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Terrington St Clement, Norfolk, son of Charles and Edythe Brown, resident Perkin Field, Village, Terrington St Clement, Norfolk. Buried in North-East corner of TERRINGTON ST. CLEMENT CHURCHYARD, Norfolk. See also Terrington St. Clements
BUNTING, MC William aka Willie

Captain, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11 August 1917. Aged 22. Born 2 March 1895 in St John, Wisbech, Norfolk, resident Dublin, Ireland. Son of John and Sarah Bunting, of Terrington St. John, Wisbech. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Admitted to school 16 January 1908, son of John Bunting, of Church End, Terrington St. John, Wibech (Tenant Farmer); previously at Terrington St. John Elementary School for 7 years. Left school 20 July 1912. Studied at King's College, London where he qualified for an honorary war degree in the Arts. He enlisted in the Universities and Public Schools Corps at the outbreak of war. Commissioned January 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Terrington St. John. Norfolk, resident with his parents, John and Sarah Bunting, in Church Road, Terrington St John, Norfolk. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 20. See also Terrington St. John and Kings Lynn

MC Citation: Lieutenant Bunting, a Captain and 3 NCOs were on patrol close to the German lines when the Captain was shot, Lt Bunting and the 3 NCOs were awarded the Military Cross for their bravery in bringing the Captain back to the British trenches.

CARTER George Thomas
Second Lieutenant. 10th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 10 March 1916. Born 1897. Admitted to the school May 1906, son of Arthur H Carter, of Holly House, Magdalen (a Farmer). Left for Wellingborough School 1908. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Norfolk, son of Arthur H and Kezia Carter, resident Holly House Farm, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, Downham, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Magdalen, Norfolk, son of Arthur Henry and Kezia Carter, resident Holly House Farm, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, Downham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 10.
COOPER Charles Veasey
Lance Corporal 6244, 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds 19 September 1918 sustained the previous day. Aged 32. Born 1890 in Norfolk. Admitted to school May 1898, son of T. Cooper, of The Elms, Wisbech Road, Lynn (an Engineer); previously privately taught. Left in 1904 to take up Engineering. An Enginer Driver by trade. Emigrated to Queensland, Australia, aged 23, departed Liverpool 15 Noevmber 1912 aboard the 'Suffolk'. Buried in LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE. Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 13. Australian Roll of Honour Circular. See also South Lynn St. Michael and All Angels, West Lynn, St Peters and King's Lynn
COOPER George Spencer
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Nothamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Born 2 July 1897 in Tendring Registration District, Essex. Admitted to school 15 January 1907, son of Henry Spencer Cooper, of Millhose, Yaxley, near Peterborough, Huntingdonshire (a Doctor of Medicine); previously educated privately at home. Left 27 July 1909, went to Epsom College, listed on their Roll of Honour. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Essex, son of Harry Spencer and Catherine A Cooper, resident Broadway, Village, Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D. See also Yaxley War Memorial

Also commemorated on a marble plaque in the church at Yaxley:

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE SPENCER COOPER
2ND LIEUT. 6TH BATTN. NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENT
WHO WAS KILLED AT MIRAUMONT FRANCE
AT THE BATTLE OF BOOM RAVINE FEB. 17TH 1917
WHILE GALLANTLY LEADING THE MEN OF HIS PLATOON
IN AN ATTACK ON THE GERMAN TRENCHES
AGED 19 YEARS
DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI

COULTON Aubrey Ewan
Captain Aubrey Ewan Coulton
Captain Aubrey Ewan Coulton
IWM (HU 120427)
Captain, 6th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment attached 2nd/6th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. Died 19 July 1916. Born 8 March 1890. Son of Mr. R. C. Coulton, of Pentney, Swaffham, Norfolk; husband of Mrs. K. A. C. Latham (formerly Coulton), of Weaste Hall, Manchester. Admitted to school May 1898 as a Day Boy, son of R. C. Coulton, of Queen Street, King's Lynn. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born King's Lynn, son of Richard C and Sarah P E Coulton, resident Queen Street, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, unmarried, born King's Lynn, a Solicitor's Articled Clerk, resident Holiday House, Park Road, Hunstanton, New Hunstanton, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See also Pentney and Kings Lynn

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 Regiment. on 4th June 1916. Capt 6th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 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.

DAVENPORT Vyvyan Hope Lancelot
Second Lieutenant Vyvyan Hope Lancelott Davenport
Second Lieutenant
Vyvyan Hope Lancelott Davenport
IWM (HU 120956)
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Missing presumed killed in action 14 July 1916. Born 1 January 1896. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Davenport, of Hamilton House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Admitted to school 23 September 1912, son of H.S. Davenport, of Hamilton House, Melton Mowbray (a Sporting Writer); previously educated at Denstone College, Staffordshire. Left school 24 July 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Skeffington, Leicestershire, resident with his parents, Henry S and Marguerite F Davenport, at 33, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. In the 1911 census he as a boarder, aged 15, born Skeffington, Leicestershire, at school, resident Mount Arlington, Hindhead, Shottermill, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D. Also commemorated on memorials in Melton Mowbray and St Mary's Church, melton Mowbray.

DAWBER John Henry
There is a John Henry DAWBER, born February 1859, admitted to school 9 August 1870 as a Day Boy, son of J. S. Dawber, of St. Margaret's Place, Lynn. Left school Easter 1876 and sailed for Demerara, Guyana, in June 1876. In the 1861 census he was aged 2, born Lynn, Norfolk, resident with his parents, John L and Lois E Dawber, at St Margaret Place, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1871 census he was aged 12, born Norfolk, son of John S and Lois E Dawber, resident St Margaret Place, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, his father was a Proprietor of Houses and Granaries. See also Kings Lynn
FAILES, DSO, MC Gerald Watson
[Listed on memorial as Gerald WATSON-FAILES] Captain, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 April 1918. Born 22 March 1894. Admitted to the school April 1904 as a Day Boy, son of W. Failes, The Limes, Tilney All Saints (a Farmer), previously privately tutored. Left Christmas 1904 being "hopelessly stupid". Awarded the Disinguished Service Order (D.S.O.)[London Gazette 16 September 1918] and the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Tilney St Lawrence, Norfolk, son of Watson and Mary S Failes, resident Moreditch Field, Tilney St Lawrence, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Tilney, Norfolk, son of Watson and Mary Saddleton Failes, resident The Limes, Moreditch, Tilney St Lawrence, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A. See also Tilney All Saints and Tilney St Lawrence.

Extract from London Gazette 16 September 1918:

FAILES, GERALD WATSON, M.C., Temporary Capt., Norfolk Regiment. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed good initiative in promptly moving all his Lewis guns to meet the direction of an enemy attack, breaking their attack up. He also led a bombing squad successfully, rallied and reorganized stragglers, and by his fine example greatly conduced to the splendid resistance made by his men.

FROMOW Eric Frank
Private G/2643, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 12 March 1915. Aged 21. Born 8 May 1893 in Snettisham, Norfolk, enlisted London. Son of William John and Lucy Fromow, of Durban Cottage, Marsham, Great Yarmouth. Admitted to school January 1905, son of W. J. Fromow, of Snettisham, King's Lynn (a Baker); previously educated at Heacham Elementary School. Left school Middlemas 1907. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Snettisham, Norfolk, son of William J and Lucy Fromow, resident Confectioners Shop, Snettisham, Docking, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34. See also Kings Lynn

FULFORD Cyril Marshall
Born 23 September 1881. Admitted to school January 1895 as a Boarder, son of Rev. W. F. Fulford, of The Hutt, Newstead, Nottingham. Left school 1896. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born kent, a scholar, son of Rev. William and Emond Fulford, resident Parsonage House, Newstead, Basford, Nottinghamshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Margate, Kent, a Clerk to Stockbroker, visiting 103, Greencroft Gardens, Hampstead, London. Married Lydia in 1908 in Birmingham. In the 1911 census he is aged 30, born Margate, Kent, an Actor, married to Lydia with one daughter, resident 90 Corrance Road, Lambeth, London.
GARDINER Eric John
Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died 19 April 1917. Born 18 August 1896 in Leicester, baptised 28 October 1896 in Leicester, St Barnabas, son of Arthur and Margaret Wyndham Gardiner. Admitted to school January 1905 as a Day Boy, son of Dr. A Gardiner, of Tuesday Market Place, Lynn (a medical doctor), twin brother of Ivan Jepson Gardiner (below); previously educated at Lynn High School. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Leicester, son of Margaret W Gardiner, resident Bridge Street, King's Lynn St Margaret, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, a boarder, at school, born Leicester, resident Epsom, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 11 to 15. See also King's Lynn, All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window, and Kings Lynn St Nicholas
GARDINER Ivan Jepson
Lieutenant, Royal Air Force and 5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Missing assumed killed, drowned, 27 May 1918, when the "Leasowe Castle" was topedoed and sunk. Born 18 August 1896. Admitted to school May 1905 as a Day Boy, son of Dr. A Gardiner, of Tuesday Market Place, Lynn (a medical doctor), twin brother of Eric John Gardinjer (above). Left Midsummer 1909 for Epsom College. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, a boarder, at school, born Leicester, resident Epsom, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt. See also King's Lynn, All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window, and Kings Lynn St Nicholas
GUTHRIE Bede Darling
Lance Corporal 267227, 1st/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 21. Born 13 March 1896 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, enlisted North Walsham. Son of William Bolden and Ellen Guthrie, of Southwoods, Brancaster Staithe, King's Lynn; brother of Harold (below). Admitted to school 17 January 1909, son of William B. Guthrie, of School House, South Creake, Fakenham (an Elementary Schoolmaster); previously educated at South Creake Elementary School. Left school 17 December 1910. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Buckinghamshire, resident with his parents, William B and Ellen Guthrie, at Frieth, Hambleden, Henley, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.
GUTHRIE Harold [Noel Darling]
[No SDGW record found] Sergeant 2363, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 16 April 1917. Aged 23. Born 24 December 1893. Son of William Bolden and Ellen Guthrie, of Brancaster Staithe, King's Lynn; brother of Bede (above). Admitted to school September 1906, son of William B. Guthrie, of School House, South Creake, Fakenham (an Elementary Schoolmaster); previously educated at South Creake Elementary School (one term) and Freith, Henley-on-Thames, Elementary School. Left school 22 July 1910. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Buckinghamshire, resident with his parents, William B and Ellen Guthrie, at Frieth, Hambleden, Henley, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 17.
HAMSON Anthony William Frankland
Sapper 85508, 422nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21 May 1918. Aged 27. Born 26 August 1890 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of Joseph and Emily Hamson; husband of Dorothy M. Hamson (nee Gibbons), of 37, Railway Rd., King's Lynn, Norfolk, married 1917 in Conway, Caernarvonshire. Admitted to school January 1904, son of J. Hamson, of 40, Gaywood Road, Lynn (a Pawnbroker); previously educated at the Technical School, Lynn. Left December 1906. In the 1891 census he was aged under one, born King's Lynn, son of Joseph and Emily W. D. Hamson, of Union Street, South Lynn, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born King's Lynn, son of Joseph and Emily Hamson, of 40, Gaywood Road, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 12. See also Kings Lynn Memorial
HARBAGE Thomas William
Private 2579, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died on service at Gallipoli 12 August 1915. Aged 21. Born 6 May 1894 in Warwick, Warwickshire, baptised 6 June 1894 in Warwick, St Mary. Enlisted East Dereham, Norfolk. Son of Mrs. Jane Harbage, of 22, Queen Street, King's Lynn, and the late Thomas Hirons Harbage. Admitted to school May 1904 as a Day Boy, son of Thomas H. Harbage, of 29, Gaywood Road then Penarth Villa, Tennyson Avenue, King's Lynn (an Ironmonger - Proprietor); previously educated Lynn High School. Left school 22 July 1910. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Warwick, Warwickshire, son of Thomas H and Jane harbage, resident 29, Gaywood Road, King,s Lynn St Margaret, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, an Ironmonger's Assistant, born Warwick, Warwickshire, son of Thomas Hirons and Freda Jeanie Harbage, resident Rose Villa, Gaywood Road, St Margaret's, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 43 to 45. See also Kings Lynn Memorial
HOWELL Robert
Private 26737, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 8 September 1917. Aged 19. Born 24 January 1898 in Fulham, Middlesex, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Robert and Harriett Conquest Howell, of 91, Campden Houses, Peel Street, Kensington, London. Admitted to school 17 January 1912. Ward of J. Harry Pollard, of Westgate Street, Shouldham, Downham, Norfolk (a Milk Deliver Assistant); previously educated at Shouldham Elementary (National/Church Of England) School 1905-1911, admitted 3 April 1905 left 20 December 1911. Left school 14 December 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Kensington, Middlesex, son of Robert (a Milk Carman) and Harriett Howell, resident 34, Allestree Road, Fulham, Middlesex. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Addison Road, London, at school, nephew of J H and Sarah Pollard, resident Shouldham, Downham, Norfolk. Buried at MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 12. See also Kings Lynn Memorial
HUMPHREY Wilfred Lyal
Private 2683, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died on service at Gallipoli 28 [SDGW] or 12 [CWGC] August 1915. Aged 21. Born 24 May 1894 in Lynn, Norfolk, baptised 22 June 1894 in King's Lynn, St Margaret with St Nicholas, enlisted Dereham, Norfolk. Son of Frederic S. and Rose Alice Young Humphrey, of St. Ann's St., King's Lynn. Admitted to school 22 April 1902 as a Day Boy, son of F. S. Humphrey, of St. Anee's Street, King's Lynn (a Ship's Chandler); previously educated at Lynn High Scool. Left school 9 December 1910. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Lynn, Norfolk, son of Frederic Stockdale and Rose Alice Young Humphrey, resident St Ann's Street, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 43 to 45. See also Kings Lynn and Kings Lynn St Nicholas
JACOB Donald Allen

Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12 November 1917. Aged 20. Born 3 July 1897 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Son of George Henry and Florence Mary Jacob, of 34, Burleigh St., Cambridge. Admitted to school 19 September 1911, son of George Henry Jacob, of 85, High Street, Lynn (a Tailor - Managing Director); previously educated privately in King's Lynn. Left school 3 May 1912. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Royston, son of George H and Flornce M jacob, resident Gower Road, Royston, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Royston, Hertfordshire, at school, son of George Henry and Florence Mary Jacob, resident 85, High Street, King's Lynn, St Margarets, Norfolk. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 2. See also Kings Lynn Memorial, Cambridge Short Street Methodist and Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge Hills Road Weslyan Methodist

JARVIS Richard
Corporal 203716, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 28 September 1918. Aged 21. Born 1 October 1897 in Terrington, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn, Norfolk. Son of Samuel and Harriet Jarvis, of Clarkson House, Leverington Common, Wisbech. Native of Terrington St. Clement, King's Lynn. Admitted to school 25 October 1911. Left school 28 February 1914, son of Samuel Jarvis, of the Chestnuts, Lynn Road, Terrington St Clements a Retail Grocer and Baker - Partner); previously educated Terrington St. Clements Elementary School. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born terrington, Norfolk, son of Samuel and Harriet Jarvis, resident The Chase, Terrington St Clement, Norfolk. Buried in DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 32.
KING George

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 12 and 13 February 1917. Aged 20. Born 1 October 1896. Son of Julia King, of Caley Hall, Hunstanton, Norfolk, and the late Herbert Charles King. Admitted to school 7 May 1908, son of H.C. King, of Bavington House, King's Lynn (a Retired Civil Servant); previously educated at a private preparatory school in Clapton. Left school 16 December 1913 to be a Bank Clerk. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Hackney, Middlesex, at school, son of Herbert Charles and Julia King, resident Chapel Street, King's Lynn, St Margarets, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. See also Hunstanton, Kings Lynn St Nicholas and Kings Lynn

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 3, pages 170-171:

KING, GEORGE, 2nd Lieut., 9th (Service) Battn. The Suffolk Regiment., yr. s. of Herbert Charles King, of Hunstanton, Civil Servant in the Inland Revenue Department (retired), by his wife, Julia, dau. of the late Robert Pratt, of Wing-land, Terrington St. Clement, co. Norfolk ; b. Stamford Hill, London, N., 30 Sept. 1896 ; educ. Private School, Clapton Common, and King Edward VII Grammar School, King's Lynn; was a Bank Clerk at Diss; joined the 1st Public Schools Battn. The Royal Fusiliers in June, 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following Oct.; was badly gassed near La Bassée on 13 Feb. 1916, and, being recommended for a commission, returned to England in May; trained at Cambridge, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Suffolk Regiment. 26 Sept. 1916; returned to France 30 Oct., being attached to the Divisional Scouting Coy. in Jan., and was killed in action on the Hulluch Road, near Vermelles, the night of 12-13 Feb. 1917, during a raid on German dug-outs. His Colonel wrote : "I am particularly sorry to lose your son, as he was a most excellent officer; brave, very keen on his work, and getting on very well. I think his greatest pleasure was when he was patrolling well out by the German lines. When I selected him to join the raiding party he was very pleased, and told me it was just what he would like, and thanked me for choosing him. On the 11th inst. he asked me whether he could take part in a rumoured raid to take place in the future," and another: "The raid was unsuccessful, and he was killed by the explosion of the mobile charge ; it was impossible to bring his body back to our lines, owing to the casualties amongst the raiding party." Unm.

KING William Edward
Private 23283, "C" Company, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Killed in action 7 October 1916. Aged 21. Born 15 September 1895 in Alford, resident Alford, enlisted Spilsby. Son of William Johnson King and Jane King, of 80, High St., King's Lynn, Norfolk. Admitted to school 3 May 1909, son of William J King, of Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn (a Jeweller - Retail Proprietor); previously educated privately in Lynn. Left school 20 July 1914 to be a Bank Clerk. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Lynn, son of William J and Jane King, resident Tuesday Market Place, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Kings Lynn, at School, son of William J and Jane King, resident Tuesday Market Place, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Norfolk. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row H. Grave 4. See also Kings Lynn St Nicholas and Kings Lynn.
KNIGHTS Cecil Walter
[Listed as Walter Cecil KNIGHTS on school records, listed as KNIGHT on CWGC] Fitter L/8246, "C" Battery, 152nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 13 October 1917. Aged 21. Born 9 August 1896 [King Edward] or 9 September 1896 [St Margaret's National]. Son of Beatrice Eleanor Knight, of 46, Queen St., King's Lynn, and the late John Percival Knight. Admitted to school 13 September 1910, son of Percy John Knights, of Guannock Gale, King's Lynn (a Brewer - Proprietor); previously educated at All Saints Boys School then St. Margaret's Elementary School, Kings Lynn. Left school 20 July 1911 to become an Engineers Apprentice. Buried at SOLFERINO FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13. See also Kings Lynn.
LEWTON BRAIN James Andrew
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 14 August 1917. Aged 29. Born 25 March 1888. Son of James and Clara Lewton Brain, of The Rookery, Yaxham, Dereham. Born Swanton, Norfolk. Admitted to school January 1901, son of J Lewton-Brain, of South Green, Dereham (an Elementary Schoolmaster); previously educated at Swanton Morley Board School. Left school 1906 to join the Civil Service. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row A. Grave 16.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 3, pages 38:

LEWTON-BRAIN, JAMES ANDREW, Lieut., 8th (Service) Battn. The Norfolk Regiment., 3rd s. of James Lewton-Brain, of The Mill House, Toftwood, Dereham, by his wife, Clare, dau. of William Andrew Lawrence; b. Swanton Morley, co. Norfolk, 25 March, 1888 ; educ. King Edward VII Grammar School, King's Lynn; was employed in the London and Provincial Bank (Great Yarmouth Branch); then received an appointment in the Bank of Montreal (Vancouver, later Victoria Branch); on the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Canadian Highlanders; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders until Jan. 1916, when he returned to England; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 23 Jan. 1916; again went to France; was promoted Lieut. 18 March, 1917, and died at Poperinghe of gas poisoning and wounds 14 Aug. following. Buried there. His Commanding Officer wrote: "I can hardly express to you what a loss he is to all of us, both officers and men of this battalion. He was a splendid stamp of officer, and a good leader, and was my Battalion Machine Gun Officer, and of great value to me. And as we are in action at the moment of writing, it is difficult for me to give you many particulars; but he died a few hours after his attack, so, please God, he did not suffer too much. He was so popular with us all, we shall miss him terribly," and a brother officer: "He was very popular amongst us all; not only the officers but all the men knew him well. I can assure you that your loss is shared by us all; his place will he hard to fill in our midst." He was well known in the Dereham and Yarmouth districts as an enthusiastic football player and cricketer: unm.

Extract from Yarmouth Independent - Saturday 25 August 1917:

NORFOLK OFFICER DIES OF WOUNDS

FIVE YEARS AT YARMOUTH.

Official news has just been received that Lieutenant James Andrew Lewton-Brain, Norfolk Regiment, third son of Mr, J. Lewton-Brain, of Toftwood, East Dereham, has died of wounds and gas.

Lieutenant J. A. Lewton-Brain was a native of Swanton Morley. He waa educated at King Edward VII. Grammar School, King's Lynn. After leaving School, choosing a financial career, he obtained a post in the London and Provincial Bank, and was stationed at Great Yarmouth, where he remained five years. He then received an appointment in the Bank of Montreal, and was stationed at the Vancouver branch for three years, when he was transferred to the Victoria branch as cashier, and remained there until the outbreak of the war when he immediately enlisted in the Canadian Highlanders. He came over to England with his battalion in April, 1915, and remained here only a fortnight, when he was sent on active service to France, where he served for nine months, and in January, 1916, received his commission, and was attached to the Norfolks. He was gazetted as lieutenant at the end of Aprll 1917. He was well-known in the Dereham and Yarmouth districts as an enthusiastic football player and cricketer. He was one of the Dereham team who won the county shield.

MARRIOTT Edwin
[Transcribed as L MARRIOTT] Private 328177, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died on service 25 October 1918 [SDGW states 10 November 1916]. Aged 21. Born 8 October 1897 in King's Lynn, enlisted East Dereham, Norfolk. Son of Edwin and Mary Marriott, of 75, Tower St., New Fletton, Peterborough. Admitted to school 13 September 1910, son of Edwin Marriott, of 23 Ouse Avenue, Wisbech Road, Kings Lynn (an Engine Driver); previously educated at St. James Elementary School, King's Lynn, admitted 1901. Left school 5 July 1912 to be an Engineer's Apprentice. Formerly 5/2786, Norfolk Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born King's Lynn, Norfolk, son of Edwin and Mary Marriott, resident Saddlebow Road, South Lynn, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born South Lynn, Norfolk, a scholar, son of Edwin and Mary Marriott, resident Hockham Street, South Lynn, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in south-east part of SAMEON CHURCHYARD, Nord, France. See also Old Fletton, Huntingdonshire,All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window and Kings Lynn.
MASTERS John Victor [Harold]
[Listed as MARSTERS on CWGC, no school log] Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 25 September 1915. Born Norfolk. Resident The Argentine Club, 1 Hamilton Place, London W. Attested 9 December 1914, aged 27, a Farmer by trade. Height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 36 inches. Brother of Charles Marsters, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Joined thee King's OWn Scottish Borderers at Bordon 9 December 1914, posted as a private to 6th Battalion, promoted to commissioned rank 3 February 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56. See also South Lynn, All Saints and also King's Lynn War Memorial
MEE Howard John
Sergeant 14272, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 22 July 1917. Aged 25. Born 11 July 1892 in Stoke Ferry, Norfolk, baptised 7 August 1892 in Stoke Ferry, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of John and Eliza Mee, of Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Admitted to school January 1906, son of John Mee, of Post Office, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk (a Sub-Postmaster); previously educated at Stoke Ferry Elementary School. Left 22 July 1911 for Battersea Training College, London. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Stoke Ferry, Norfolk, son of John and Eliza Mee, resident High Street, Stoke Ferry, Downham, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Stoke Ferry, Norfolk, an Elementary School Teacher, boarding with Andrew and Anne Maria Wylie at Tay Villa, Gaywood, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 10. See also Stoke Ferry War Memorial
MORGAN Walter Chapman
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Born 5 September 1887 in Swanton Morley, Norfolk. Admitted to school January 1898 as a Day Boy, son of Rev W G Morgan, of St. John's Vicarage, Kings Lynn (a Clergyman); previously privately educated. Left Easter 1906 for Durham University. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Swanton Morley, Norfolk, son of Rev. Walter Giles and Alice Eva Jane Morgan, resident Blackfriars Road, Kings Lynn St Margaret, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Swanton Morley, Norfolk, a Schoolmaster, unmarried, an Assistant at The Dene, Caterham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D. See also Kings Lynn Memorial

MORTON Arthur Charles
Paymaster, M.F.A. (Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary) "Eleanor", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 12 February 1918. Aged 29. Killed 15 February 1889. Son of Arthur Henry Morton, of Catford, London; husband of Louisa Theresa Robertson (formerly Morton), of 25, Kingsthorpe Rd., Sydenham, London. Admitted to school January 1901, son of A. H. Morton, of 20, Charsley Road, Catford, Kent (an Insurance Inspector); previously educated at Catford Board School. Left 1905 to join the Bank of Australasia. Originally enlisted 10 November 1914, at Finsbury Barracks, with Household Cavalry, service no. 2151, trade Bank Clerk, height 5 feet 9½ inches, weight 138lbs, chest 38 inches. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 30.
PARSONS George Edgar
Sick Berth Attendant M/3515, H.M.H.S. "Rohilla", Royal Navy. Died 30 October 1914. Aged 22. Born 15 June 1892. Son of George Press Parsons and Emma Ellen Parsons, of The King William Inn, Sedgeford. Admitted to school 26 September 1908, son of George Parsons, of Sedgeford, Norfolk (a Retired Policeman); previously educated at Snettisham Secondary Grammar School. Left 16 July 1910, became an Elementary School Teacher. Buried in the south-east part of SEDGEFORD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Norfolk. See also Sedgeford
PATTRICK Arthur Devereux

Captain, 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 12 August 1915. Aged 32. Born 22 May 1883. Admitted to school September 1893 as a Day Boy, son of T Pattrick, of 34 London Road, King's Lynn. Left for Uppingham School Christmas 1897. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Cambridgeshire, son of Thomas and Marion Pattrick, resident Abbey Green, Church End, Newton, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, a Timber Merchants Pupil, son of Thomas and Marion Pattrick. resident London Road, South Lynn, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He married Alice Isobel Mary Gibson Hoff at Shouldham Thorpe on 30 August 1911. 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, 27/9/1902, and Lieutenant 14/12/1906. 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 5/8/1914. 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. No known grave. Commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 43 to 45. Also named on King's Lynn War Memorial, South Lynn, All Saints Memorial, West Lynn Church War Memorial, and Kings Lynn St Nicholas.

RICHES J R
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SHERINGHAM Edward Oswald
[Spelt SHERRINGHAM on memorial - there is an anomaly in the father's name also] Lieutenant 540410, 1st Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 1 October 1918. Aged 21. Born 3 February 1897. Son of George and Daisy Sheringham, of Grand Forks, British Columbia. Admitted to school 17 January 1911, son of Frederick Sheringham, of Waveland Farm, South Wootton (a deceased Farmer); previously educated at Colebrook House Secondary School, Bognor, Sussex. Became a Poultry Farmer when he left school 16 December 1911. Attested 3 September 1916 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, aged 18 years 4 months, height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 36 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. Unmarried at enlistment. Farm hand by trade. Next of kin was his sister Miss Lucy J. Sheringham, of West Norfolk Hospital then Ivy Depot, Albermarle Co., Virginia, U.S.A. Buried in SANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 8. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8856 - 13. See also Hunstanton memorial
SMYTH Thomas Edward
Rifleman 4098, 1st/12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1916. Born 14 April 1883, resident Silvertown, enlisted London. Admitted to school September 1897 as a Boarder, son of Rev. S Smyth, of St. Mark's Vicarage, Silvertown. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born London, Middlesex, son of Rev. Stewart and Mary T Smyth, resident St Mark's Vicarage, North Woolwich Road, West Ham, London. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born London, a school boy, scholar, boarder, resident St James Street, Kings Lynn St Margaret, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C.

STANLEY Laurence Aston
[Also spelt Lawrence and referred to as Laurie] Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 30 November 1917. Aged 24. Born 9 March 1893. Son of Joseph and Effie Stanley, of Southery, Downham Market, Norfolk. Admitted to school 16 January 1907, son of J Stanley, of School House, Southery (a Schoolmaster); previously educated at Southery Elementary School. Left school 15 July 1911, went to Peterborough Training College. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Harworth, Yorkshire, son of Joseph and Effie Annie Stanley, resident School House, Westgate Street, Southery, Downham, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Haworth, Yorkshire, an Elementary School Teacher, boarding with Andrew and Anne Maria Wylie at Tay Villa, Gaywood, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France . Panel 3 and 4. Also commemorated on Peterborough Cathedral St Peter's Training College Memorial and Southery
STEPHENSON Arthur Hector
Boy Mechanic (Wireless Operator) 231030, R.N. Air Station (Felixtowe), Royal Naval Air Service. Lost in H.M. Seaplane No. Felixstowe F2A N4338, off Belgian coast, 15 February 1918. Aged 17. Born 16 February 1900 in King's Lynn, Norfolk. Son of Arthur Percy and Annie Gertrude Stephenson, of Gretadale, Chase, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Admitted to school 10 September 1912, son of A P Stephenson, of Greladale, The Chase, King's Lynn (a Clerk with Dock Company); previously educated at St. James Council School, King's Lynn. Left 16 October 1915 to be a Railway Clerk. Enlisted 16 February 1918 for the duration of the hostilities. Height 5 feet 73/8 inches, chest 33¼ inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born King's Lynn, son of Arthur Percy and Annie Gertrude Stephenson, resident South Everard Street, South Lynn, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born King's Lynn, at school, son of Arthur Percy and Annie Gertrude Stephenson, resident Sydney Street, South Lynn, Norfolk. Attested 16 February 1918. No known grave. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 30. See also South Lynn memorial and King's Lynn Memorial
STONE Charles George
Lance Corporal 1941, 1st/1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died on service in Egypt 20 May 1916. Aged 21. Born 7 March 1895. Resident Spilsby, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Mr. W. J. Stone, of Old Bolingbroke Hall, Spilsby, Lincs. Admitted to school 12 September 1907, son of William John Stone, of Old Bolingbroke Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire (a Water Engineer); previously educated at Spilsby Grammar School. Left school 1 April 1912 to be a Water Engineer. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Lowick, Northamptonshire, son of William and Mary A Stone, resident Village, Bolingbroke, Spilsby, Lincolnshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Lowick, Northamptonshire, boarder at school, resident King Edward VII Grammer School, Gaywood Road, King's Lynn St Margaret's, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried at CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section H. Grave 89.
VANCE James
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 21 October 1914. Aged 28. Born 4 January 1886. Son of the late W.J. Vance, Surgeon of Bexleyheath, Kent. Admitted to school January 1896 as a Boarder, son of W Vance, of 4, High Street, Woolwich. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Woolwich, London, school boarder, a scholar, resident King Edward VII Grammer School, Gaywood Road, King's Lynn St Margaret's, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave lost. Commmeorated on Ploegsteert Wood New Cemetery Memorial.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice; Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1915, Volume 1, page 415:

LIEUTENANT JAMES VANCE, 2nd BATTN. ESSEX REGIMENT, who was killed in action on the 21st October, 1914, was the eldest son of the late W. J. Vance, Surgeon, Bexleyheath, Kent, and of Mrs. Vance, 3, Vanbrugh Fields, Blackheath.

He was born on the 2nd January, 1886, and was educated at Dover College (St. Martin's House), where he was in the Cricket XI, 1903-04 ; and at the R.M.C., Sandhurst. He received his commission in February, 1906, becoming Lieutenant in January, 1911.

He had been slightly wounded on the 20th September, 1914, but did not leave the trenches. His servant gave the following account of his death : "'D' Company had just relieved the Rifle Brigade, at Le Gert, when they were immediately attacked by an enfilade fire from the enemy. Lieutenant Vance, who was in charge of two platoons, directed the men to leave the trenches, and then gave the command to charge. His words were, Come on, men ! Charge the bounders ! ' Taking the lead, he was shot through the abdomen. The action had a victorious result."

Lieutenant Vance played hockey and football for his regiment.

WHARTON Thomas Henry
Private 312784, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Aged 27. Born 10 June 1891 in Great Bircham, King's Lynn, resident Great Bircham, King's Lynn, enlisted Chelmsford. Son of Herbert and Mary Wharton, of Bircham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Admitted to school 30 April 1901, son of H E Wharton, of Church Farm, Bircham, Norfolk. Left school 1906, "a good cricketer but did no more work then he could help." No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

WILLIAMS Cecil Arthur
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial) attached 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Born 26 March 1898 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, baptised 29 May 1898 at Feltwell, Norfolk. Son of Annie Elizabeth Williams, of Barclay's Bank House, Hunstanton, Norfolk, and the late Arthur W. Williams. Admitted to school 22 September 1909, son of Arthur Williams, of Bank House, Hunstanton (a Bank Manager); previously educated at Hunstanton Private Preparatory Schoolo. Left school 24 July 1914 to become an Articled Pupil Chartered Accountant. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Lynn, Norfolk, son of Arthur W and Annie E Wiliams, resident Felbrigg, Tennyson Avenue, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Lynn, Norfolk, at school, son of Arthur and Annie ELizabeth Williams, resident Le Strange Terrace Hunstanton, New Hunstanton, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also Hunstanton

WOODWARK Ernest Reginald
[Listed as R WOODWARK on school records] Major, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 August 1915. Aged 37. Born 24 August 1878, baptised 18 September 1878 at King's Lynn, St Margaret with St Nicholas. Son of Mrs. Agnes Emily Woodwark and the late Alderman George S. Woodwark, J P. Admitted to school May 1889, son of G S Woodwark, of C rozland House, The Chase, King's Lynn. Left school Easter 1893 for Felstead School. In the 1881 census he was aged 2, born King's Lynn, Norfolk, resident with his father, George S, in Austin Street, King's Lynn St Margaret, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 32, born King's Lynn, Norfolk, unmarried, resident with his widowed mother, Agnes Emily Woodwark, in Goodwins Road, South Lynn, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born King's Lynn, Norfolk, unmarried, a Solicitor, resident with his widowed mother, Agnes Emily Woodwark, at Croylands, Goodwins Road, King's Lynn, South Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 43 to 45. See also King's Lynn Memorial, Kings Lynn St Nicholas and South Lynn, All Saints, Memorial
YOUNGS John William
[Cannot locate a SDGW record for this man] Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment attached 151st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died 12 April 1918. Aged 21. Born 3 July 1897 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Son of John H. and S. A. Youngs, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Was a member of the London University O.T.C. Admitted to school 16 January 1908, son of John Holland Youngs, of The Oaks, Gaywood Road, Lynn (a Corn Merchant); previously educated at Horncastle National School and private preparatory school King's Lynn. Left school 24 July 1914, went to City Guilds techincal College, Finsbury. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born King's Lynn, son of John H and Sarah A Youngs, resident The Oaks, Gaywood Road, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born King's Lynn, at school, son of John Holland and Sarah Ann Youngs, resident The Oaks, Gaywood Road, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Norfolk. Buried at LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 30. See also King's Lynn Memorial

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