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LANGLEY WAR MEMORIALS

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

The hamlet of Langley is about 10 miles south east of Norwich. The memorial is situated at a triangle by the old “Wherry Inn” - now closed. The memorial is inscribed on all four sides, with crests. The Memorial gives name, rank, Regiment, place and date of death. Those marked * are also on the roll of honour in St. Margaret’s Church, Hardley, which is a mile away.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

ERECTED BY THEIR SORROWING COMRADES IN ARMS
AND GRATEFUL FELLOW PARISHIONERS
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN
WHO WENT FROM LANGLEY AND DIED FIGHTING FOR
KING AND COUNTRY AND KIN.

Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15.13.

1914 - 1918

PROCTOR-BEACHAMP, C.B.

Sir Horace George

Lieutenant Colonel. 5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 12th August 1915 at Sulva Bay. 6th Baronet. Son of Sir Thomas Proctor-Beauchamp, 4th Baronet, and the Hon. Lady Beauchamp (nee Waldegrave), of Langley Park, Norwich. Awarded C.B. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44

PROCTOR-BEACHAMP

Montague Barclay Granville

Second Lieutenant. 5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 12th August 1915 at Sulva Bay. Eldest son of the Rev. Sir Montagu H. Proctor-Beauchamp, 7th Baronet, and Lady Proctor-Beauchamp (nee Barclay), of Ebley Court, Stroud, Gloucestershire. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

CRISP, MSM

Sidney William

Warrant Officer Class II (B.S.M.) 34295. 18th Div. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action at Le Cateau, France & Flanders on 29th October 1918. Aged 34. Born Langley (CD has Langley Bucks but this would appear to be a mistake). Enlisted Portsmouth. Awarded MSM (Meritorious Service Medal). Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Crisp, of Round House, Langley, Loddon, Norwich. Buried: Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. V. F. 4.

OWEN  *

John

Sergeant Major. Royal Field Artillery. Died at Solesmes on 28th October 1918. Possibly: Arthur John Owen. Warrant Officer Class II (B.S.M.) 17439. H.Q. 42nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th October 1918. Aged 38. Born Norwich. Enlisted Great Yarmouth. Husband of Catherine Owen, of 90, Barrack St., Waterford, Ireland. Buried: Poix-Du-Nord Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Ref. I. A. 3.

CHENERY  *

Albert George

Private 582. 22nd Battalion Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds at Gallipoli on 24th October 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted Leongatha, Victoria, Australia. Son of Henry Frederick and Ellen Chenery, of Langley, Norfolk, England. George Chenery was 17 years old when he immigrated to Australia where he worked as an agricultural worker. Buried: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Ref. A. XVII. 6.

ARTHURTON

Arthur

Sapper 146732. 104th Field Company Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 16th July 1917. Aged 30. Born Lenwade, Great Witchingham, Norfolk. Lived Langley. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Henry and Mary Arthurton. Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XVI. F. 19.

EVERETT   * 

Leonard George

Private 33099. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly 3721 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at Arras, France & Flanders on 3rd April 1917. Aged 25. Lived Langley. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Elizabeth Everett, of Langley, Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

TAYLOR  *

Robert John

Private G/27475. 2nd/4th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly 2643 Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in Egypt on 4th November 1917. Aged 21. Born Swaffham. Lived Langley. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Fanny Taylor, of Hockering, East Dereham. Buried: Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. F.41. See also Hockering Memorial.

SMITH *

George A.

Lance Corporal. 9th Norfolk Regiment. Died at Ginchy on 27th September 1916. No further information available at present.

DRIVER  *

Edmund William

Private 14446. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at Mauvel in France & Flanders on 18th October 1916. (memorial gives 16th October). Born Langley. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

BUSSEY *

John G.

[John on CD. James John on CWGC] Private 40005. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Mauvel, France & Flanders on 15th September 1916 (Memorial gives 16th September). Aged 26. Born Heckingham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Harriet Elizabeth Carver, of 43, Langley, Loddon, Norwich, and the late John Carver. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

DRIVER  *

Sidney

Private 58239. 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment (Memorial gives 3rd Battalion). Died on 22nd August 1918. Born Thurton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. V.C.1.

1 June 2004

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