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LODDON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright ©
Transcribed and photographed by Carolynn Langley;
Researched by Lynda Smith
2004
Additional information from Christine Crease of Loddon Local History Group
and Rosalind Hoffmann.

Loddon is situated north west of Beccles on the A146 Norwich Road. The Memorial is in front of the Church of Holy Trinity, Loddon.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

TO THE GLORY
OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914- 1918.

BALDWIN  

Harry (Henry) Alfred

Private M2/181749.  688th Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps.  Died in The Balkans on 30th April 1918.  Aged 42.  Born, lived and enlisted Loddon.  Husband of Mrs. H. A. Baldwin, of Low Bungay Rd., Loddon, Norwich.  Buried:  Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.  Ref. 1401.

BARBER   

William Hawes

Corporal 9589.  1st Battalion Border Regiment.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 9th February 1917.  Aged 28.  Born Seething, Norfolk.  Lived Loddon.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of Mrs. R. Barber, of Marlingford, Norwich.  Buried:   Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.  Ref. III. B. 7.

BECKETT 

Leonard Robert

Private 43381.  1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.  Formerly 2644 Norfolk Yeomanry.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th September 1916.  Aged 35.  Born Loddon.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of John and Laura Beckett, of Loddon, Norwich; husband of the late Ellen May Beckett, of Oulton, Norfolk.  Commemorated:  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

BELDING   

Sidney

Serjeant 135681.  22nd Squadron Royal Air Force.  Died on 15th April 1918.  Aged 32.  Son of Mrs. M. Belding, of Market Place, Runham Market, Norfolk.  Commemorated:  Haverskerque British Cemetery, Nord, France.  Ref.  Sp. Mem. 5.

BUGG    

William

Private 41954.  12th Battalion Suffolk Regiment.  Formerly TR/9/2939 T.R.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th April 1918.  Aged 20.  Born Loddon.  Enlisted Wrexham.  Son of George Bugg, of Loddon, Norfolk.  Commemorated:   Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.  Panel 3.

CADGE    

William

Lieutenant  (Memorial gives Captain).   "D" Company, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action on 26th September 1915.  Aged 26.  Brother of Francis (below).  Son of Edward and Caroline Emma Cadge, of Loddon, Norfolk.  Edward Cadge was a local solicitor.   Commemorated:  Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31. (In church to left of nave - marble tablet with cameo inserts.)

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN. WILLIAM CADGE
2ND SON  OF EDWARD AND CAROLINE CADGE.
BORN 14TH MARCH 1889 AT LODDON.
EDUCATED HAILEYBURY COLLEGE,
CEYLON.
1909 – JULY 1914
RETURNED HOME JULY 1914
OBTAINED TEMPORARY COMMISSION IN THE ARMY AUGUST 1914. PROCEEDED TO
FRANCE WITH 9TH BATTN. NORFOLK REGT. 24TH DIVN.  KILLED IN ACTION NR. HULLOCHIN BATTLE OF LOOS. 26TH SEPTEMBER 1915.
FOR KING AND COUNTRY

CADGE   

Francis Edward

Lieutenant.  1st Battalion Essex Regiment.  Killed in action on 30th April 1915.  Aged 22.  Brother of William (above).  Son of Edward and Caroline E. Cadge, of Bank House, Loddon, Norfolk. .  Edward Cadge was a local solicitor.  Commemorated:  Helles Memorial, Turkey.  144 to 150 or 229 to 233. (In church to left of nave - marble tablet with cameo inserts.)

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LIEUT. FRANCIS EDWARD CADGE.
4TH SON OF EDWARD AND
CAROLINE E. CADGE.
BORN 7TH FEBRUARY 1893 AT
LODDON. EDUCATED HAILEYBURY AND ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE CAMBERLEY. GAZETTED TO 1ST BATT. ESSEX REGT. 1912.
INDIA 1912. MAURITIUS 1913-1914. RETURNED TO ENGLAND DECEMBER 1914. KILLED IN ACTION IN LANDING OF 29TH DIVISION ON GALLIPOLI 30TH APRIL 1915. BURIED AT KRITHIA.
FOR KING AND COUNTRY

CARVER 

Richard

Private 14865.  9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916.  Born Loddon.  Enlisted Norwich.  Commemorated:   Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D. 

EDGE    

Albert Reginald

Shoeing Smith 80419.  "A" Battery, 63rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.  Died on 25th February 1919.  Aged 24.  Son of Charles and Alice Edge, of Gravel Pits, Loddon, Norfolk.  Buried:  Douai British Cemetery, Cuincy, Nord, France.  Ref. E.7.

FORDER 

Harold Charles

Driver 48107.  "A" Battery, 243rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd September 1917.  Aged 18.  Born Lowestoft.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of E. Forder, of New Rd., Acle, Norwich, and the late Charles Forder. Commemorated:  Valley Cottages Cemetery Memorial, Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  G. 1.

FRANCIS 

John Edward

Lance Corporal 1096.  7th Veterinary Hospital, Army Veterinary Corps.  Died on 1st August 1916.  Aged 26.  Born Loddon.  Enlisted Brighton.   Buried:   Boisguillaume Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.  Ref. I. C. 4A.

GOULTY  

George William

Private 43320.  1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.  Formerly 2645 Norfolk Yeomanry.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th November 1917.  Aged 24.  Born Panxworth.  Enlisted Norwich.   Son of Robert and Mahala Goulty, of Bridge St., Loddon, Norfolk.  Commemorated:   Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 104 to 105. 

GRIMBLE  

George

Private 437886.  7th Battalion Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regt.).  Died on 24th September 1916.  Aged 30.   Private Grimble was born on 3rd November 1885 in Loddon, the son of William and Mary Grimble, of Loddon, Norfolk.  In Canada he was a butcher and was unmarried.  Buried:  Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, France.  Ref.      XXXIV. F. 14.

GRIMBLE 

Louis

Private G/12573.  4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th April 1915.  Aged 25.  Born Long Stratton, Norfolk.  Enlisted Acton.  Son of Sarah Grimble, of Long Stratton, Norfolk, and the late Humphrey Grimble; husband of Annie Rose Gallacher (formerly Grimble), of 254, Princes Rd., Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent.  Commemorated:  Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 6 and 8.

JILLINGS

Ronald

Private 201828.  52nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regt.).  Died on 19th August 1916.  Aged 19.  Private Jillings was born on 26th February 1897 in Loddon the son of Lewis and Dorothy Jillings, of Loddon, Norfolk, England.  In Canada he lived at 33 Gloucester Street, Toronto, where he worked as a bank clerk.  He was unmarried.  He had served 1 year and 6 months in The Body Guards.  Private Jillings parents are buried just outside the door of Chedgrave church, and he is mentioned on their grave surround.  Buried:   Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. VI. J. 5.

KERRY   

Albert

Second Lieutenant.  1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers.  Killed in action on 22nd March 1918. Commemorated:   Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.  Panel 19 to 21.  

KNIGHTS 

William George

Lance Corporal 18863.  2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment.  Died in India on 16th July 1916.  Aged 27.  Born Hardley.  Enlisted Norwich.   Son of George Richard and Jane Knights, of Seething, Norfolk.  Commemorated:  Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India.  Face 3.

McCLINTOCK 

Lawson Tait

Captain.  RAMC. Not on CD or CWGC.  (Thanks to David Crease for this information). Dr. McClintock was Medical Officer of Health for the Rural District Council.  When war broke out he organised the Red Cross Hospital in the town to look after wounded and convalescent soldiers.  Mrs.  Loddon ran the hospital.  The hospital caught fire on the night of 2nd October 1918 and Dr. McClintock, who was suffering from flu at the time,  got up from his sick bed to relocate the patients.  As a result of this he developed  complications, and died on 11th November 1918.  He was 39 years old. He is buried in Heckingham churchyard.

Photograph copyright © Graham Hitchins 2013

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Arthur William

Driver T4/091330.  208th H.T. Company Army Service Corps.  Formerly 18840 Norfolk Regiment.  Died at home on 18th September 1915.  Aged 31.  Born Rumburgh, Suffolk.  Lived Chedgrave.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of Mrs. G. Page, of Beck's Green, St. Andrews, Beccles; husband of E. Blaza (formerly Page), of 16, Langley, Loddon, Norwich.  Buried:  Loddon (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.  South-West of Church.

SAMPSON 

Bert

Probably:  Private 8596.  2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 5th December 1914.  Born Woodton, Suffolk.  Lived Eltham, Kent.  Enlisted Gt. Yarmouth.  Buried: Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.  Ref.  I. B. 3.

SHARMAN  

Harry John

Corporal 14175.  55th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Inf).  Formerly 20140 East Yorkshire Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 5th May 1918.  Aged 26.  Born and lived Doncaster, Yorks.  Enlisted Scunthorpe.  lived in Claxton, Employed as a butler at Cringleford Hall, enlisted in Norwich in Machine Gun Corps. Son of John and Martha E. Sharman, of 2, Council House, Loddon, Norfolk.  Commemorated:  Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 136.

SMITH 

Arthur William

Lance Corporal 84931.  209th Field Company, Royal Engineers.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th October 1916.  Aged 19.  Lived Loddon.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of Mrs. Alice Rowlings of South End Farm, Loddon, Norfolk.  There is a memorial in St John’s Methodist church, Loddon to Lance Corporal Smith.   Buried:  Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France.  Ref. III. A. 17.

STEWARD   

Charles

Driver T4/084275.  H.T., Royal Army Service Corps.  Died on 23rd March 1920.  Aged 36.  Son of Frederick and Maria Steward, of Loddon, Norwich. Buried:  Loddon (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.  North-West of Church.

THURLOW 

William James

Private 40593.  7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.  Formerly 45258 Suffolk Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st July 1917.  Aged 19.  Born Loddon.  Enlisted Wroxham.  Son of William Thurlow, of Pye's Mill Rd., Loddon, Norwich. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 43 and 45.

WARD 

Knevett William

Gunner 140088.  "C" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 10th October 1918.  Aged 27.  Born Loddon.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of James Charles and Mary Ward, of Rose Cottage, Loddon, Norwich.  Buried:  Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France.  Ref.   XII. C. 9.

WARMAN  

John

Private 17456.  1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th June 1916.  Aged 27.  Born Loddon.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of John and Elizabeth Warman, of Loddon Ingloss, Loddon, Norwich.  Buried:  Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  Ref.  I. C. 18.

WELLS 

Harry

Pioneer 115492.  4th Labour Battalion, Royal Engineers.   Transferred to (291771) 703rd Company Labour Corps.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th November 1917.  Aged 41.  Born New Buckenham, Norfolk.  Lived Old Hartlepool, Co. Durham.  Enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex.  Son of George and Sarah Ann Wells, of Loddon, Norwich.  Buried:  Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. III. B. 26.

WOOLNER 

Harry (Henry) Edgar

[Woolmer on CD]   Private 12217.  7th Battalion  Norfolk Regiment.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 1st November 1915.  Born Loddon.  Enlisted Norwich.  Buried:  St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.  Ref. A. 14. 20.

  

1939 – 1945

BREWSTER

Clifford Reginald

Lance Corporal 7921231.  47th (Oldham), Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.  Died on 27th October 1942.  Aged 35.  Son of Herbert and Ethel Brewster; husband of Doris May Brewster, of Lowestoft, Suffolk.  Commemorated:  Alamein Memorial, Egypt.  Column 23.

BRINGLOE   

Robert (Bob) George    

Corporal 5771304.  4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment.  Died on 13th March 1940.  Aged 28.  Son of Katherine Eliza Bringloe, of Loddon.  Corporal Bringloe was killed by a grenade when training in Norwich.  He was brought  to Loddon by the first motor hearse his friend had ever seen.  Buried:  Loddon (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

5771304 CORPORAL
R.G. BRINGLOE
ROYAL NORFOLK REGT
13TH MARCH 1940
AGE 28
UNTIL THE DAY
BREAK.

CHARLISH   

Eric Clifford

Warrant Officer Class I (R.S.M.) 7341335.  Royal Army Medical Corps.  Died on 15th November 1943.  Aged 35.  Son of Clifford and Barbara Charlish; husband of Sybil Charlish, of Mundesley-on-Sea.  Buried:  Loddon (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

7341335 W.O.I (R.S.M.)
E.C. CHARLISH
ROYAL ARMY
MEDICAL CORPS
15TH NOVEMBER   1943
AGE 35
HE HAS HEARD
THE GREAT REVEILLE
IT IS MORNING
ALL IS WELL.

COSSEY

Percy Stanley William

Serjeant 5771364.  4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment.  Died on 12th February 1944.  Aged 28.  Son of Lewis John Cossey, and of Sally Cossey, of Loddon, Norfolk.   Buried:   Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.  Ref. 2. D. 5.

COSSEY

James Arthur

No further information available at present.

COSSEY

Charles Edward.

Probably:  Leading Aircraftman 1184669.  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 24th February 1945.  Commemorated:   Singapore Memorial.  Column 453.

COX

David Arthur Edward

Cadet.  HMS “Nelson”.   Died on 03-09-39 aged 17 when he fell overboard.  Lived at  “Southend House”, Loddon, the son of Arthur & Dorothea Stirling Stewart Cox.  His parents later moved to Little Plumstead.  Not on CWGC.

CULLING

Edward John

Aircraftman 2nd Class 3001839.  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 18th May 1944.  Aged 18.  Son of Louis Austin Culling and Ivy Constance Culling, of Loddon.  Buried:  Loddon (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

FISKE

Edward Lloyd

Probably:  Sergeant 927796.  150 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 21st February 1942.  Aged 20.  Son of Arthur and Emily Fiske, of Drayton, Norfolk.  Commemorated:  Runnymede Memorial, Surrey,  Panel 83.

FORDER

Frederick Elijah

Also known as “Rats”.  Seaman LT/JX 300903.  H.M. Motor Minesweeper 68, Royal Naval Patrol Service.  Died on 4th February 1942 when his ship was blown up by a mine.   Aged 22.   Son of Fred Elijah and Ethel Mary Forder, of Loddon, Norfolk.  Commemorated:  Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk.  Panel 16, Column 3. 

GUNTON

Edward Arthur

Lance Corporal 4911925.  6th Battalion Green Howards (Yorkshire Regt.).  Died on 9th August 1944.  Aged 39.  Son of Edward Arthur and Jane Gunton, of Langley, Norfolk; husband of Joyce Marion Gunton, of Langley.  Buried:   Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.  Ref. XV. A. 11.  Also see Hardley War Memorial.

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Wilfred Robert

Warrant Officer Class II (C.S.M.) 6391589.  4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment.  Died on 10th February 1942.  Aged 41.  Husband of Ethel Catherine Rhoda Page, of Loddon, Norfolk.  Buried:   Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.  Ref. 12. C. 18.

SETCHELL

Charles George

Probably:  Gunner 1747159.  296 Battery, 66 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery.  Died on 2nd August 1944.  Aged 36.  Son of Charles and Alice Kate Setchell; husband of Maud Florence Setchell, of Wreningham, Norfolk.  Buried:  Digboi War Cemetery, India.  Ref. 3.E.7.

SPALDING

Thomas Edward

Probably:  Private 14592133.  7th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment.  Died on 8th July 1944.  Aged 21. Son of Charles and Anna Maria Spalding, of Norwich.  Buried:   Cambes-En-Plaine War Cemetery, Calvados, France.  Ref. Row H. 10.

STUBBS

Muriel Daisy

Corporal W/257646.  Auxiliary Territorial Service.  Died on 3rd December 1945 as a result of an accident in a jeep.  Aged 23.   Daughter of George and Ivy May Stubbs, of Loddon, Norfolk.  Buried:  Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. 6. O. 7.

YATES

A. R.

Possibly:  Arthur Richard Yates.  Flying Officer 79723.  959 Balloon Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 26th January 1941.   Buried:  Falmouth Cemetery, Devon.  Ref.  Sec. K. Row A. Grave 6.

  

Brass Plaque in the Church on the right of the chancel.
Not on the War Memorial

PRIOR

Percy Douglas Thurlow

Private 14664.  8th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment).  Died on 14th April 1917 (9th April on plaque).  Aged 23.  Born on 18th January 1894 in Norwich, the son of Edward Thurlow Prior and Edith Caroline Prior, of 10, The Crescent, Norwich, England.  In Canada, Private Thurlow was a machinist.  He was unmarried.  Commemorated:  Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PERCY DOUGLAS THURLOW PRIOR.
KILLED IN ACTION AT VIMY RIDGE
APRIL 9TH 1917 AGE 23

Buried in the Churchyard. Not on the Memorial. 
Thanks to David Pearce for the information about the circumstances of the deaths of these casualties.

SEELY

Lucy Esther

Civilian.   Died when a bomb fell near her cottage on 7th October 1943.  Aged 43.   Wife of Frank Henry Seely, of Stubbs Green. Died at Stubbs Green.  Commemorated in the Civilian Roll of Honour of the Rural District of Loddon.  Buried in Loddon churchyard.

SOANES

Bryant Royal

Civilian.  Died when a bomb fell on the road as he cycled home on 7th October 1943.  Aged 34.   Husband of B. E. Soanes, of 10 Council Houses, Langley. Died at School Lane, Langley. Commemorated in the Civilian Roll of Honour of the Rural District of Loddon.  Buried in Langley churchyard, no headstone. 

Last updated 24 January, 2016

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