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BAKER Herbert
Age 21 in 1914 living in E Barsham in 1901. No further information currently.
Private 206377, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), who died on Thursday 21st November 1918. Born Melton Constable 1896, enlisted Fakenham, Living Walsingham. Formerly 3593 Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave XVII A. 22. Cologne Southern Cemetery
Lance Corporal 57015, 32nd Bttn., Machine Gun Corps (Inf) who died age 33 on Saturday 9th November 1918. Born Lt Walsingham in 1885 Educated at the National School Living Walsingham. Enlisted 19th July 1916 Norwich, Son of the late Ambrose(shoemaker) and Phoebe(Patterson)Codman, of Lt Walsingham husband of the late Lily Maria Codman. Buried in Mauberge-Centre Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave D. 69.
CURSON Percival Sidney
Bugler 15574, 9th Bttn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 19 on Thursday 30th September 1915. Born in Binham 1896. Son of Sidney and Louise Curson(Binham 1901), of Walsingham, Norfolk. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave II. E.
FLEGG Alfred
Private 44622, 2nd Bttn., Essex Regiment who died on Sunday 1st September 1918. Born Lt Walsingham, enlisted Westminster. Living Walworth Surrey. Commemorated on Vis-en -Artois Memorial Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7
FRARY Eldred John
Private 20552, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, lost on HMS Royal Edward who died age 31 on Friday 13th August 1915. Born Lt Walsingham 1892, educated Lt Walsingham National School. Enlisted 1915. Son of Mrs. Harriett Frary. Commemorated onn Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233 The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula
HARRIS Henry William
Private DM2/190292, 406th Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps attached 278th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who died of wounds on Sunday 15th July 1917 Age 20. Born Walsingham, enlisted Norwich, resident Walsingham. Son of Alfred and Annie E. Harris, of Bridewell St., Walsingham, Norfolk. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XVI. B. 13A. Lijssenthoek Cemetery 12 kms west of Ypres
HAYLER Francis William
2nd Bedfords (War Office Khartoum). Died from a disease contracted in the Sudan, Jan 31 1918. Born Spalding, April 27 1878. Educated Walsingham Grammar School. Enlisted Dec 13 1895. Buried at parish church, Chiswick.
Born in Wighton 1892. No further information currently.
HOWELL Ivan James
Private PS/2803, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt) who died of wounds, age 20, on Monday 21st August 1916. Born 1896, enlisted and lived in Little Walsingham. Son of John W. and Nellie S. Howell of Walsingham. Buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave F. 4. Millencourt is 2 kms west of Albert on the D91.
HOWE George
Private G/25982, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died on Monday 7th October 1918. Age 34. Born 13th July 1885 educated, resided & enlisted 24th May 1918 in Walsingham. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Howe, of Coker's Hill, Walsingham; husband of Margaret Mary Long (formerly Howe), of Church St., Walsingham. Buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave VI. P. 2.
Private 53005, 23rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment (formerly RASC Man Regiment, 23rd Battalion) who died age 32 on Monday 22nd October 1917. Born Welshpool 12th March 1885. Educated in Welshpool, enlisted Gt Yarmouth 10th August 1914. Son of William and Emma Humphreys, of High St Walsingham, Norfolk. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
KNOWLES William Charles
Lance Corporal 241461, 5th Bn., Devonshire Regiment (prev Norfolk Reg) who died of disease contracted in the war age 34 on Sunday 30th March 1919. Born in Walsingham 21st March 1885, Enlisted 17th Feb 1915. Son of Charles William Knowles,of Walsingham; husband of Winifred Elizabeth Knowles, of 6, Hope Place Petersham Rd., Ham Common, Surrey. Buried opposite South porch in Little Walsingham (St Mary's) Churchyard, Norfolk.
Private 96, 54th (1st/1st East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Friday 13th August 1915. Age 24. Presumed lost on HMS Royal Edward. Son of Mrs. Elena Elizabeth Lake, of Knight St., Walsingham, Norfolk. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula.
MANN Jesse Fisher
[Aka Jesse Seaman FISHER] Private 9748 4th Bttn Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own). He died from wounds received at Hill 60 on Friday 23rd April 1915, age 28. Born in Walsingham on 14th November 1886. (Jesse Maura ?). Educated at Walsingham National School, enlisted in April 1904. Son of Rosa Fisher, of New Walsingham, Norfolk; husband of Margaret Fisher, of 14, New St., Park Rd., Chesterfield. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. A. 13.
rivate 43403, 2nd Battalion, South Staffs Regiment/8th Northumberland Fusiliers. Died from his wounds received at Arras, age 39, on Thursday 5th September 1918. Enlisted on 19th April 1915. Born Edinburgh 13th October 1878, educated Edinburgh & Gateshead-on-Tyne. Son of William & Ann Marwick, of "Cramond, Bolam, Heighington, Co. Durham; husband of Margaret A. C. Marwick, of Binham/Wighton. Buried in Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulvalis Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. A. 2. Bailleulvalis 13 kms south-west of Arras
MEEK Samuel
Sergeant TF/279, 1st/9th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) who died on Wednesday 6 October 1915. Born Little Walsingham 1884, (Blacksmith's apprentice 1901), enlisted Hendon. Living Hendon. Buried in Dum Dum New Cemetery. Commemorated on Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai India.
MENDHAM Robert John
Private 320436, 12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who died on Sunday 10 March 1918. Born in Kennett, Newmarket in 1894, educated Lt Walsingham National School. Enlisted in 1914 Son of James & Louisa Mendham. Buried in Jeruselem War Cemetery, Israel. Grave J. 96. Jerusalem War Cemetery is 4.5 kms north of the walled city at the north end of the Mount of Olives
Sapper, 242nd Artisan Works Company, Royal Engineers. Died on 5th May 1917. Born in 1880. Enlisted on 15th May 1916. (Bramley Yorks, Steam Engine Fitter 1901). Buried at New [Little] Walsingham churchyard.
Private 43848, Hampshire Regiment who died on Monday 17th November 1919. Age 21. Born Walsingham. Son of Mr & Mrs Seaman (nee Ethel Tuck) of Walsingham. Buried opposite south porch of St Mary's Church, Little Walsingham.
SEAMAN John Stone (Jack)
Private 12335, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who died on Sunday 2nd December 1917, age 31. Born Walsingham 1866 educated at Little Walsingham National School, enlisted Norwich 1914. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Lourval Nord, France. Panel 4
Private G/23571, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regt) died age 34 on Friday 21st September 1917. Born Walsingham 1883, (Blacksmith 1901) enlisted Norwich. Son of Alfred and Marie Spooner, of Knights St., Walsingham, Norfolk; husband of Alice Elizabeth Spooner, of The Square, East Rudham. Formerly 41764 Royal Fusiliers. Tyne Cot Memorial Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108.
SMITH Thomas
Rifleman 519633, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) who died age 32 on Monday 22nd April 1918. Born Hackney, enlisted Stratford. Living Walsingham. Husband of Ethel May Smith, of High St Walsingham, Norfolk. Commemorated on Loos Memorial Pas de Calais, France. Panel 129. Loos-en-Gohelle is 5 kms north-west of Lens
Private 28209, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment who died on Sunday 15th October 1916, age 22. Born Walsingham 4th October 1894, enlisted Norwich 4th June 1916. Educated and living in Little Walsingham. Commemorated on Theipval Memorial Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D
WOODCOCK Arthur William
Private 3502 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F, Camel Corps, who died of wounds in Egypt on Saturday 13th January 1917 age 23. Born in Egmere on 2nd April 1893. He was educated at Little Walsingham. Enlisted September 1915. Son of Samuel and Fanny Gertrude Woodcock, of Walsingham, Norfolk. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave E. 451. Kantara War Memorial Cemetery is at Kantara East on the eastern side of the Suez Canal
YAXLEY Robert Christmas
Driver 82867, 45th Battery. 42nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery who died aged 36 on Tuesday 1 May 1917. Born Little Walsingham, worked as bricklayer. Son of Ann Yaxley, of Trunch, North Walsham, Norfolk. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. O. 1. Duisans and Etrun are villages about 9 kilometres west of Arras
YARHAM George Henry
Rifleman 47744, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps died on Thursday 3 October 1918, age 18. Born Walsingham, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Voormezeelur Enclosure No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XV. B. II.
HALL William John
Private G/8069, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who died on Monday 23rd April 1917. Born Little Ryburgh, enlisted Kings Lynn. Living Walsingham. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2. Located in Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Boulevard du General de Gaulle, Arras.
HAMBLING Alfred George
Private 18680, 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 25 on Wednesday 29th May 1918. Son of Mr. H. Hambling of Egmere, Walsingham, Norfolk. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes Nord, France. Grave Plot 4. Row A. Grave 8. The village of Thiennes is about 8 kilometres east of Aire-sur-la-Lys.
No further information currently
WRIGHT William
No further information currently
Sergeant 611721, 625 Squadron, Royal Air Force who died on Wednesday 16th August 1944 Age 24. Son of Frank and Elizabeth Cletheroe; husband of Blanche Cletheroe, of Andreas, Isle of Man.Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 227. This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
JOHNSON Arthur Richard
Private 5776677, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment who died on Monday 27th April 1942. Age 23. Foster-son of Horace Bertie and Alice Elizabeth Moore Walsingham, Norfolk. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 51. The Memorial stands in Kranji War Cemetery. Kranji War Cemetery is 22 kilometres north of the city of Singapore, on the north side of Singapore Island overlooking the Straits of Johore.
Sergeant T/14691109, Royal Army Service Corps, who died on Monday 14th July 1947. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel Grave 9. J. 6. Ramla (formerly Ramleh) is a small town 12 kilometres south-east of Jaffa. From Tel Aviv, proceed along Route One (Ayalon) towards Jerusalem.

21 February 2004

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