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KNAPTONWAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
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Transcribed by David Rudram; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

Knapton is situated north east of North Walsham, just a short distance from the coast. The Memorial takes the form of a stone cross in churchyard. Full names and Regiments are given.

1914 - 1918

BARCHAM Tom Colin

Serjeant 15744. 7th Bn, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 October 1916. Born Knapton. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

SWAN(N) Percy William

Private 43297. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Age 26. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Ann Swann, of Council Houses, Knapton, Norwich, and the late George Swann. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

TURNER George

Private 16988. 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19 July 1916. Born Knapton. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

LAMBERT Douglas

Probably: Second Lieutenant. 6th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 13 October 1915. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.

MACE Albert John

Private 43247. 7th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly 23945 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22 March 1918. Born Knapton. Lived Paston Green. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. B. 12.

WILD George

Private G/14284. 7th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Friday 9 August 1918. Born Knapton. Enlisted Wroxham. Commemorated: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

YAXLEY Robert Christmas

Driver 82867. 45th Bty. 42nd Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds Tuesday 1 May 1917. Age 36. Born Knapton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Ann Yaxley, of Trunch, North Walsham, Norfolk. Buried: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. O. 1.

1939 - 1945
WATTS Frederick

No further information available at present. Memorial indicates he was in the RNVR.

WOOD, DFC Thomas RR

Possibly: Thomas Reader Russell Wood. Flying Officer 67642. 115 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 3 June 1942. Buried: BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Ref. 26. G. 12. However, The Memorial indicates an award of the DFC, and CWGC does not show this.

WOOLSEY Sydney E

Possibly: Sidney Ernest Woollsey. Rifleman 6846991. 7th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died Sunday 26 May 1940. MARCK (LES HEMMES) CHURCHYARD, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 7. Memorial gives QVR as the Regiment.

Last updated 19 April, 2006

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