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KIRSTEAD GREEN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Lynda Smith

This village is situated in the south-east of Norfolk between Beccles and Poringland. Some of the records on the SDGW CD spell the village as KIRKSTEAD. The War Memorial is to the right of St Margaret’s Churchyard.

Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley - 2004

IN HONORED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
AND SOME NEIGHBOURS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.

ANDREWS

Robert Charles

Private 20641. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 17717 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea on 13th August 1915. Born Swainsthorpe, Norfolk. Lived Kirstead. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

BURGESS

Charles

Able Seaman R/3039. Hawke Battalion. Royal Navy Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died on 3rd September 1918. Aged 29. Son of the late William and Rachel Burgess; husband of Ellen E. Burgess, of Loddon Comer, Kirstead, Brooke, Norwich. Commemorated: Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1 and 2.

COPEMAN

Robert

Lance Corporal (Memorial has Private) 13764. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds at home on 10th December 1916. Aged 23. Born St James’ Suffolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Mundham (St. Peter) Churchyard, Norfolk. North of Church.

DEADMAN

Alfred Joseph

Private F/1096. 17th Battalion Duke of Cambridge’s Own Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st August 1916. aged 31. Born Southfields Surrey. Enlisted London. Son of George and Elizabeth Deadman, of Fernhurst, Haslemere, Surrey; husband of Bessie L. Deadman, of The Ling, Kirstead, Norwich. Buried: Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France. Ref. III. E. 3.

FISKE

Ernest Henry

Private 43196. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th September 1916. Aged 20. Born Caistor, Norfolk. Enlisted Woodton, Norfolk. Grandson of Mrs. H. C. Pitelen, of 41, Kirstead Ling, Brooke, Norwich. Buried: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Ref. XXIV. K. 1.

HALL

Dudley Walter Rowland

Lieutenant. 1st R.M. Battalion, R.N. Div. Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died on 27th March 1918. Aged 26. Son of the Rev. Thomas Rowland Hall and Flora Lucy Hall, of 10, Northcote Avenue, Ealing, London; late of Kirstead Rectory, Norfolk. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Ref. Officers, B. 8. 9.

KEEBLE

Augustus

Private 13821. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd October 1916. Born Stradbroke, Suffolk. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

LAWRENCE

Arthur James Daniel

Private 18331. (CWGC gives 8502). 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 29th November 1916. Born Ranworth. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James Lawrence, of Ling, Kirstead, Brooke, Norwich. Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XXI. M. 12.

LAWRENCE

John George Sidney

Private 13400. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 20th September 1918. Aged 24. Born Longham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Sarah Lawrence, of 40, The Ling, Kirstead, Brooke, Norwich. Buried: Brie British Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. II. D. 2.

PYE

Leonard John

Private 43391. 5th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 959 Norfolk Regiment (Cyclists). Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 2nd December 1917. Aged 21. Born Seething. Enlisted Woodton. Son of Henry and Eleanor Pye, of Kirstead School, Norwich. Buried: Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. III. E. 1.

REEVE

Thomas Bertie Read

Private 29281. 1/7th Battalion Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly 27355 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th August 1917. Aged 19. Born Stediham, Norfolk. Lived Kirstead Brook, Norfolk. Enlisted Wroxham. Son of Bertie and Caroline Read Reeve, of Kirstead, Brooke, Norwich. Buried: Artillery Wood Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VI. D. 1.

RICHES

Herbert Henry

Private G/21243. 2nd Battalion Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Formerly 19778 East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd April 1917. Born Kirstead. Lived Seething. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. A. 24.

RINGER

Cecil Barnard

Gunner 36015. 86th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in The Persian Gulf on 23rd December 1915. Born Langford, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Kut War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. P. 17.

TAYLOR

Albert William

Private 16836. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th June 1916. Aged 28. Born Kirkstead. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. M. A. Taylor, of 42, Kirstead Ling, Brooke, Norwich. Buried: Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. C. 21.

TAYLOR

George Alfred

[SDGW CD & CWGC has Alfred George] Private 13326. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th July 1916. Born Kirkstead. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

TAYLOR

Ernest Edward

Private 3/7059. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, attd. 160th Company Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st June 1916. Aged 23. Born Kirkstead. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. M. A. Taylor and the late J. Taylor, of 42, Birstead Ling, Norwich. Buried: Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. B. 14.

TODD

Harry

Private 14370. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 1st April 1916. (CWGC gives 1st November 1916). Aged 23. Born Kirstead. Enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Anna Maria Todd, of Kirstead, nr. Brooke, Norwich. Buried: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. I. J. 7.

1939 – 1945

JOHNSTONE

Robert Walton

Major 130600. 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Died on 27th October 1942. Aged 30. Son of James and Emma Johnstone, of Kirstead, Norfolk. Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. XI. C. 3.

14 December 2005

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