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LITTLE PLUMSTEAD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2005

Little Plumstead is situated a few miles north east of Norwich, and north of the A47 Norwich to Yarmouth road. The War memorial is situated in the churchyard. Names have been listed in alphabetical order for ease of research. For more information and pictures of Little Plumstead church please see Simon Knott’s Norfolk Church Website.

 
Photograph Copyright © Simon Knott 2005

IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918

ANDREWS Andrew
Sapper WR/320803. Royal Engineers. Died at home on 19th November 1918. Aged 37. Buried: Little Plumstead (SS. Gervasius And Protasius) Churchyard. West of Church.
BIRD Robert L.
Private 136103. 53rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Died on 17th April 1919. Aged 19. Son of Samuel and Minnie Bird, of Little Plumstead, Norwich. Buried: Little Plumstead (Ss. Gervasius And Protasius) Churchyard. West of Church.
BRISTER Arthur Frederick
Private 40998. 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 51494 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th June 1918. Aged 18. Born Great Plumstead. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Samuel and Caroline Maria Brister, of Little Plumstead, Norwich. Buried: Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. E. 7.
COLK Arthur Robert
Private 37049. 1sr Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 9th May 1918. Aged 28. Son of Arthur and Alice Colk, of Little Plumstead; husband of Eva Ellen Colk, of The Row, Scottow, Norwich. Buried: Little Plumstead (Ss. Gervasius And Protasius) Churchyard. South of Church. (Not on CD)
COLK Robert
Private 3/6320. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 24th April 1915. Born St. Paul’s Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. B. 10.
GEORGE Arthur Philip
Private 28176. 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd May 1917. Aged 41. Born Witton, Norfolk. Lived Little Plumstead. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Philip and Anna Maria George, of Little Plumstead, Norwich. Commemorated: Sp. Mem. A. 46., Tank Cemetery, Guemappe, Pas de Calais, France. Buried near this spot.
PARISH William Charles
Lance Corporal 23207. 7th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 16827 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th October 1917. Aged 29. Born Rackheath, Norfolk. Lived Little Plumstead. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Mary Frances Parish, of Little Plumstead, Norwich. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.
POWLEY John
No further information available at present
POWLEY Walter Thomas
Private 5598. 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 26th October 1914. Born Little Plumstead. Lived Windsor, Berkshire. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.
SIMMONS Alfred John
Rifleman 46410. 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 25th April 1918. Born Blowfield, Norfolk. Lived Little Plumstead. Enlisted Wroxham. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.
SIMMONS Bertie Edward
Private 16832. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th October 1917. Aged 21. Born Blofield, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of B. J. and Susan Simmons, of Little Plumstead, Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
STANFORD John
(Jonathan on CD & CWGC). Sapper 14743. 11th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 21st October 1914. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Norwich. Son of Jonathan William and Susannah Stanford, of Little Plumstead, Norwich. Buried: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. B. 14.
WEBB Bertie Victor
Private 23216. 7th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 16841 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 19th February 1916. Aged 20. Born and lived Little Plumstead. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert Webb and Sarah (his wife), of Little Plumstead, Norwich. Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IV. D. 10.
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"
1939 – 1945
EVERSON Ronald William
Probably: Private 5774011. 4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 12th February 1944. Aged 26. Buried: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Ref. Brit. Sec. L. A. 14.
GUNTON William George
Sergeant 1466472. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 13th January 1945. Aged 23. Son of William Herbert Gunton and Teresa Mary Gunton, of Little Plumstead, Norfolk. Commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 275.
Buried in the churchyard, not on the Memorial
COLK Clifford Ernest
Lance Corporal 14698035. 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Died on 28th June 1947. Buried: Little Plumstead (Ss. Gervasius And Protasius) Churchyard. N. W. Corner.
SYMONDS William Robert
Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1629992. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 7th June 1945. Aged 20. Son of Percy and Doris Mary Symonds, of Drayton. Buried: Little Plumstead (Ss. Gervasius And Protasius) Churchyard.

1 May 2005

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