War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed
by David Rudram; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003
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.
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.
43297. 1st Battalion,, 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.
16988. 8th Battalion,, 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.
Second Lieutenant. 6th Battalion,, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed
in action Wednesday 13 October 1915. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL,
Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.
43247. 7th Battalion,, 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.
G/14284. 7th Battalion,, 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.
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.
further information available at present. Memorial indicates he
was in the RNVR.
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.
Sidney Ernest Woollsey. Rifleman 6846991. 7th Battalion,, 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.
19 April, 2006