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KING'S LYNN ST. NICHOLAS CHAPEL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2018

Within St Nicholas Chapel, Kings Lynn, are two memorials, one lists the men and women from World War 1 and the other the men and women from World War 2. The World War 1 memorial is free standing, inscribed on a plaque and mounted on an ornate wooden startucture with a glass cover. The World War 2 memorial is on a wooden screen with two descriptive brass plaques either side of a brass cross below which are a list of names on another plaque.

World War 1 photograph as yet not available

Photographs Copyright © Shaz Ann 2018

THEY WHOM THIS MEMORIAL COMMEMORATES
WERE NUMBERED AMONG THOSE WHO AT THE
CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY, LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED HARDNESS, FACED
DANGER, AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF SIGHT
OF MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF
SACRIFICE, GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES
THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM.
LET THOSE WHO CAME AFTER SEE TO IT
THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN

ROYAL NAVY
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. See also King's Lynn
BOWMAN Frederick
Seaman 1793C. (Ch.), H.M.S. "Aboukir", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost in action when his ship torpedoed by the German U-boat U9 22 September 1914. Aged 34. Born 23 June 1879 in East Winch, Norfolk. Son of Jane Bowman, of Kings Lynn; husband of Ada Alice Bowman, of 1, Miles Court, Chapel St., Kings Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, married to Ada Alice Bowman, a Labourer and Longshoreman, born Setch, Norfolk, two sons and two daughters, resident Laws Yard, High Street, Lynn, St Margarets, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn
COOK G
No further information currently available
COOK George Spilman
Deck Hand 3722SD (CH), H.M. Trawler "John High", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 7 August 1916. Born 8 October 1897 in King's Lynn, baptised 21 November 1897 at King's Lynn, St Margaret with St Nicholas. Son of the late Thomas Cook and Mrs. M. E. Cook, of 3, Little Checker Yard, Purfleet Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Lynn, Norfolk, son of Thomas and Margaret Cook, resident Whitening Yard, North Street, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Kings Lynn, a Fisherman, resident with his unclwe, John Cook, in North Street, King's Lynn, St Margarets, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 19. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn
FELGATE John
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
FISHER George Arthur
Deck Hand 3249SD (CH), H.M. Drifter "Lily Reaich", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 25 February 1916. Born 4 August 1888 in King's Lynn. Husband of Maud Gertrude Fisher, of 6, Daisley Buildings, Providence St., Kings Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Lynn, Norfolk, son of William and Mary J Fisher, resident 5, North Street, North Place, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born King's Lynn, Norfolk, a Fisherman, son of William and Mary Jane Fisher, resident North Place, Kings Lynn, St Margarets, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 19. See also King's Lynn
FROST Robert Henry
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
FYSH John William
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn
HANSELL Frederick J
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
HORSLEY Henry E
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
MARSTERS Fred A
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
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. Section Y. Grave 268. See also King's Lynn
RAPER William T
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
RODGERS Henry G W S
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
ROSE John
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn

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.

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.Section G. Grave 1017. See also King's Lynn
WELHAM Walter F
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn
ARMY & ROYAL AIR FORCE
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. See also King's Lynn

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.

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. See also King's Lynn
ANDERSON John
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

BOWEN John
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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.

CAWSTON

Horace 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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

CLARKE Charles
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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. See also King's Lynn

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 and King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn

DONGER

Thomas William

[Listed as W T on memorial] 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. See also King's Lynn

DUNN John
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
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. See also King's Lynn

EARL Edward G
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn
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.

See also King's Lynn

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 and also King's Lynn.
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 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.

FLEGG

G 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. See also King's Lynn.

FOX David
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
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. See also King's Lynn.

FULLER H G
No further information currently available
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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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, King's Lynn 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, King's Lynn and the memorial at King Edward's School, King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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.

See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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 and also King's Lynn.

HARRISON

George William

Possibly (1) George William Harrison
He was the son of William Harrison and Elizabeth Sarah Robertson. His siblings were born in the 1850s and they lived in Sprowston, Norfolk.

or (2) George William Harrison, fisherman
He was baptized 3 June 1867 at the church of St. George, Rollesby, Norfolk. He was the son of James Harrison and Sarah Harbord of Rollesby. This George William Harrison married Annie Elizabeth Powley.

See also King's Lynn.

HOWARD C J
No further information currently available
HOWARD

Charles

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. See also King's Lynn.

HOWARD Charles E
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
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. Section V. Grave 276. See also King's Lynn.

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 and also King's Lynn.

HUDSON G E
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
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 King Edward VII Grammar School memorial and King's Lynn.
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. See also King's Lynn.

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 and Kings Lynn King Edward VII Grammar School

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 King Edward VII Grammar School and Kings Lynn.
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 and also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

Photographs Courtesy & Copyright © Brenda Powell 2008

 

MEGGITT

Elijah Morris

Sgt.-Instructor 240232, Signal Staff, 5th Norfolk Regiment; 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. See also King's Lynn.

MEGGITT

Frederick Charles

Stretcher-bearer, 240471, 5th Norfolk Regiment; 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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

MIDDLEGE

John

[Spelt MIDDLEAGE on memorial] 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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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 Battalion, 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 Battalion,, 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.

See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

NICHOLS

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. See also King's Lynn.

PARTRIDGE Robert H
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
PATRICK

Charles Bridges

No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.

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, King's Lynn, West Lynn Church War Memorial, and King Edward VII School War Memorial, King's Lynn.

PISHORN

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. See also King's Lynn.

PISHORN G F
No further information currently available
PITT C A
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
REED Frederick W
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.
ROWE

William [Charles]

[W T ROWE (as listed on memorial) 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. See also King's Lynn.
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. See also King's Lynn.

SHIRLEY John H
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
SLATER W J
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
SMITH D W
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
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 and also King's Lynn.

SNELLING

Edward Thomas

Lance-Corporal. 19497. 7th Norfolk Regiment. 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 Memorial and also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

STEBBINGS Frederick J
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
STEVENS A
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
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. See also King's Lynn.

THURSTON F W
[W F THURSTON on Kings Lynn Memorial] No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
THURSTON M E
No further information currently available. See also King's Lynn.
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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

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. See also King's Lynn.

WINCH

Edward Lawson

[Known as 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; brother of Stephen Winch. Attested 9 December 1915 as T10/40572, 4/8th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 123 lbs. Attested 9 December 1915t, Army Reserve 10 December 1915. mobilized 29 February 1916, posted 11 March 1916 and then on subsequent occasions, last posting 12 December 1917. Metal turner by trade. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, a boarder with George Cook, his mother was Cook's housekeeper, born King's Lynn, on School Duties, resident Hanwells Yard, Pilot Street, Kings Lynn St Margaret, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, unmarried, born King's Lynn, a Riveter in Foundry, resident with his mother, Elizabeth Cook, at Ferry Street, Kings Lynn, St Margarets, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8. See also King's Lynn.

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, King's Lynn and King Edward VII School Memorial.

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 Windowm and King's Lynn.


TO THE MEMORY
OF ALL MEN,
WOMEN AND CHILDREN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
BY ENEMY ACTION
DURING THE
WORLD WAR 1939-45

LEST WE FORGET

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
WE GIVE THANKS
FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF THE SERVICES
AND FOR ALL CIVILIANS
OF THIS PARISH
WHOSE LIVES WERE SPARED
FROM ENEMY ACTION
DURING THE
WORLD WAR 1939-45
ADAMS Eva May
W.V.S.; of 131 Austin Street. Wife of Leonard William Adams. Died at Eagle Hotel, Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 44.
ADAMS Leonard William
Resident of 131 Austin Street. Son of Mrs. W. Adams, of Rose Cottage, Extons Place, and of the late W. Adams; husband of Eva May Adams. Died at Eagle Hotel, Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 46.
BAILEY J W
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BAKER Gladys [Louvain]
Daughter of Alfred and Emma Wenn, of 18 Graham Street; wife of Sidney Baker, of 38 Burkitt Street. Died at Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 27.
BALLS Albert Edward
Seaman LT/JX 215631, H.M.S. "Ouzel", Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 3 November 1941. Aged 25. Son of Albert Edward and Sarah Ann Balls, of King's Lynn, Norfolk; husband of Margaret Ellen Balls, of King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 5, Column 2.
BALLS [Alice] Maud [Mary]
Resident of 2 Loke Road. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Peak, of 74 Tennyson Avenue; wife of George William Balls. Died at Loke Road 10 November 1941, aged 62.
BALLS George William
Resident of 2 Loke Road. Son of John and Fanny Balls, of 1 Lansdowne Street; husband of Alice Maud Mary Balls. Died at Loke Road 10 November 1941, aged 63.
BAXTER Albert Harry
Private 5776147, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 27 May and 1 June 1940. Aged 26. Son of William F. Baxter and Hannah Baxter, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in MONT-BERNANCHON CHURCHYARD, Pas de Calais, France. Row B. Grave 12.
BLADE L R
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BONE A E
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BROOKS J E
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BULLEN J
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BUNTING A V
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BURTON, MM Walter Roland
Sergeant 1461402, 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 24 October 1942. Aged 22. Son of Edward Rolland Burton and Grace Ellen Burton, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Awarded the Military medal (M.M.). Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXIX. Row C. Grave 4.
CASTLETON Gladys Evelyn
Resident of Victoria Hotel, Estuary Road. Daughter of James R. F., and Margaret S. Castleton. Died at Victoria Hotel 10 November 1941, aged 16.
CHESSON T W
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COOK Ernest Royal
Seaman LT/JX 217716, H.M. Trawler "Lord Selborne", Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 31 March 1941. Aged 29. Son of John Spillman Cook and Emily Jane Cook, of King's Lynn, Norfolk; husband of Charlotte Elizabeth Cook, of King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 5, Column 2.
CRACK Frederick

Private 5779808, 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 23 June 1944. Aged 29. Son of Frederick and Rose E. Crack; husband of Patricia M. Crack, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 13.

CURTIS Emma
Resident of 8 Johnson Square. Wife of Frederick Barnaby Curtis. Died at Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 50.
CURTIS Frederick Barnaby
Resident of 8 Johnson Square. Husband of Emma Curtis. Died at Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 49.
CURTIS L
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DAVIS William
Resident of 12 Albert Avenue. Husband of the late Margaret Hano Davis. Died at Eagle Hotel, Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 66.
DEXTER John William
[Listed as J V DEXTER on memorial] Engineman LT/KX 108964, H.M.S. "Fidelity", Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 1 January 1943. Aged 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dexter; husband of Elizabeth A. Dexter, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 12, Column 2.
DREW Charlotte
Resident of 9 North Place North Street. Widow of James William Drew. Died at Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 63.
DREW John Jasper
Lance Corporal 5775010, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 11 June 1940. Aged 20. Son of Frederick and Mabel Rhoda Drew, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in GRANDCOURT WAR CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Row D. Grave 1.
EBBS Horace Verdun
Corporal 5774273, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 4 December 1943. Aged 27. Son of Horace and Anglena Ebbs; husband of Dorothy Ebbs, of Kings Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 48.

EKE James Raymond
Cook (S) D/MX 72721, H.M.S. "Repulse", Royal Navy. Died 10 December 1941. Aged 25. Son of Ernest and Florance Eke, of King's Lynn, Norfolk; husband of Irene Vivian Eke, of King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 55, Column 2.

EMMS Graham [Langley]
Leading Arcraftman 930367, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 May 1942. Aged 21. Son of Robert Coates Emms and Violet Florance Emms, of King's Lynn. Buried in KING'S LYNN CEMETERY, Norfolk. Section P. Grave 404.
FISHER George Henry
Seaman LT/JX 190035, H.M. Trawler "Ullswater", Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 19 November 1942. Aged 28. Aged 28Son of Frederick and Annie Fisher, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 8, Column 3.
FRANKLIN Florence Daisy
Resident of 24 Albert Street. Wife of M. J. Franklin. Died at Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 49.
GATHERCOLE Frederick John
Signalman 2341339, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment R.A. Signals Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 17 August 1945. Aged 31. Son of William John and Lilian Harriet Gathercole, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 6. Row F. Grave 55.

GIBBS Ann Susan
Wife of Cecil Marston Gibbs, of 11 Gaywood Road. Died at Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 63.
GREEN John Arthur
Private 5771367, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 7 September 1944. Aged 30. Son of Charles and Mabel Green, of King's Lynn, Norfolk; husband of Maud Green, of King's Lynn. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 3. Row D. Collective grave 2-20.

HANSELL I J
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HARDY Ronald Edward
Private 14351139, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 3 November 1944. Aged 20. Son of Frank and Anna Veronica Hardy, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 10.
HARNWELL Robert
Sergeant 702643, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 July 1945. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Harnwell, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried at OSLO WESTERN CIVIL CEMETERY, Norway. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 4.
HICKMAN A C
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HOLMES John Rayner
Leading Stoker P/KX 112907, H.M.S. "Polyanthus", Royal Navy. Died 20 September 1943. Son of William Thomas Holmes, and of Elizabeth F. Holmes, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 77, Column 3.
HOLMES William Thomas
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1474872, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12 June 1942. Aged 38. Son of Frances Elizabeth Holmes, of King's Lynn. Buried in KING'S LYNN CEMETERY, Norfolk. Section P. Grave 471.
HORNIGOLD C V
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JOHNSON Sarah
Wife of James Samuel Johnson, of 31 Lansdowne Street. Died at Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 46.
LEMAN Albert Charles
Leading Seaman LT/JX 215632, H.M.S. "Ouzel", Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 3 November 1941. Aged 34. Husband of Louisa Leman, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 5, Column 1.
LEVERETT Wilfred Robert
Fusilier 14385648, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 2 December 1943. Aged 30. Husband of Marjorie Grace Leverett, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XI. Row D. Grave 39.
MINISTER G E
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NORTON J
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OXBURY Henry George
Marine PO/X 113192, Royal Marines. Died 31 December 1943. Aged 21. Son of Edward Albert and Bertha Alice Oxbury, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 10.
PADDY Ivy Eveline
Wife of Thomas William Paddy, of 14 Cresswell Street. Died at Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 26.
PEGG J
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PEGG P H
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PETTS Harry Thomas
Gunner 930950, 154 (The Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 18 September 1940. Aged 24. Son of Frank and Mabel Petts, of King's Lynn; husband of Dorothy May Petts, of Gaywood, King's Lynn. Buried in KING'S LYNN CEMETERY, Norfolk. Section P. Grave 282.
PITT V G
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SANDS Harold Walter
Private 5778281, 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 9 July 1943. Aged 28. Son of John and Celia Sands, of King's Lynn, Norfolk; husband of Dorothy Sands, of King's Lynn. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THailand. Plot 2. Row Q. Grave 52.
SEAMAN Albert
Resident of 4 Johnson Square, Albert Street. Husband of Edith Mary Seaman. Died at Eagle Hotel, Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 44.
SEAMAN Edith [Mary]
Resident of 4 Johnson Square, Albert Street. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lift; wife of Albert Seaman. Died at Eagle Hotel, Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 44.
SHREAD H C
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SKERRITT Arthur Henry
Sergeant S/147246, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 20 June 1942. Agd 29. Son of Arthur and Harriet Skerritt, of King's Lynn, Norfolk; husband of Edna May Skerritt, of King's Lynn. Buried on TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 1. Row E. Grave 25.
SOUTHGATE B G
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STANFORD Henry Thomas
Gunner 1829785, 286 Battery, 77 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 20 November 1944. Aged 39. Son of Robert Mathew and Ann Stanford, of King's Lynn, Norfolk; husband of Patricia Lilian Stanford, of King's Lynn. Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 15.
TOOLEY A J W
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TWAITE A C
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TWAITE S C
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VERDON H
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WATLING Freda Ellen
Resident of 65 Austin Street. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Sharp, of 404 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk; wife of Edward Watling. Died at Eagle Hotel, Norfolk Street 12 June 1942, aged 27.
WHITTAKER Joseph Frank
Sergeant 1202337, 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30 July 1942. Aged 20. Son of Frank and Edith Frances Whittaker, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in PIHEN-LES-GUINES WAR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 3.
YATE H A
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