War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2005
is situated a short way south of the main A47 Norwich to Yarmouth road,
a few miles east of Norwich. There are memorials for both World Wars
in the parish church, both similar in style and made from marble. For
more information and pictures of Lingwood church please see Simon
Knott’s Norfolk Church Website.
Copyright © Simon Knott 2005
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING MEN OF THIS
PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WAR OF
1914 – 1918
71070. 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).
Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th November 1916. Aged
25. Born and lived Lingwood. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Thomas and
Ellen Alexander, of Lingwood, Norwich. Buried: Hamel Military Cemetery,
Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Ref. II. F. 6.
13337. "A" Company, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed
in action in France & Flanders on 21st July 1916. Aged 21. Born
Lingwood. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late William and Jane Balls.
Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1
C and 1 D.
Corporal 200008. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds
in Palestine on 24th April 1917. Aged 44. Born Strumpshaw, Norfolk.
Enlisted Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich. Husband of Alice Balls, of 38,
School Terrace, Lingwood, Norwich. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct
Medal. Buried: Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. A. 147.
4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 19th April 1917.
Aged 30. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panels 12 to 15.
29985. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in
France & Flanders on 23rd March 1918. Aged 32. Born Strumpshaw,
Norfolk. Lived Lingwood. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Margaret Etheridge,
of 55, Lingwood, Norwich. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme,
France. Panel 28 and 29.
200536. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in
Palestine on 11th December 1917. Aged 22 (Memorial gives age as
21). Enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Elizabeth Hannant of 53,
Lingwood, Norwich, Norfolk. Buried: Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Ref. D. 25.
2041. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Gallipoli
on 5th December 1915. Aged 21. Born south Burlingham, Norfolk. Enlisted
Acle, Norfolk. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Rose, of 4, Station Rd.,
Lingwood, Norwich. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel
42 to 44.
53853. 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly G/60224 Middlesex
Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 29th August 1918.
Aged 19. Born Great Plumstead, Norfolk. Lived Norwich, Norfolk.
Enlisted Wroxham, Norfolk. Son of Henry and Ellen Francis Stone,
of Lingwood, Norwich. Buried: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension,
Somme, France. Ref. VII. B. 28.
14828. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France
& Flanders on 1st August 1916. Aged 20. Born Cantley, Norfolk. Enlisted
Norwich. Buried: Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Ref. I. C. 9.
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE SECOND
WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945
5780722. 6th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 21st September
1944. Aged 33. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 49.
Aircraftman 1725431. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on
6th June 1946. Aged 21. Son of Walter George and Beatrice Louisa
Asker, of Lingwood, Norfolk. Buried: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
Ref. 27. A. 6.
Assistant C/MX 617986. H.M.S. Hamilcar, Royal Navy. Died on 14th
November 1944. Aged 20. Son of William and Annie Beckett, of Lingwood,
Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 78,
Sergeant 654143. 45 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on 16th May
1941. Aged 20. (Memorial gives age as 19) Son of Charles Frederick
and Florence Ella Cordy, of Lingwood, Norfolk. Commemorated: Alamein
Memorial, Egypt. Column 242.
5777050. 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 1st January
1944. Aged 27. Son of John and Margaret Etheridge; husband of Ruby
Rose Etheridge, of Upton, Norfolk. Buried: Chungkai War Cemetery,
Thailand. Ref. 3. G. 10.
14250355. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died on 1st June 1944. Aged
39. Son of Horace and Pleasance Forder; husband of Elsie May Forder,
of Lingwood. Buried: Lingwood (St. Peter) Churchyard.
1426671. 7 Battery, 5 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on
21st January 1944. Aged 24. (Memorial gives age as 25). Son of Robert
William and Nellie Waters Ling, of Lingwood, Norwich. Buried: Yokohama
War Cemetery, Japan. Ref. Brit. Sec. F. B. 15.
T/5782560. Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 17th April 1945. Aged
24. Buried: Hanover War Cemetery, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Ref. 7. F. 11.
Sergeant (Navigator/Bomber) 1395994. 36 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Volunteer Reserve. Died on 26th December 1944. Aged 22. Son of John
and Marian Blanche Mingay, of Lingwood. Buried: Lingwood (St. Peter)
5773232. 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 19th May
1940. Aged 20. (Memorial gives age as 21). Commemorated: Dunkirk
Memorial, Nord, France. Column 44.