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MORSTON WAR MEMORIALS & ROLLS OF HONOUR

World War 1 & 2 and Other - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed and photographed by Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards 2004

Morston is 2 miles from Blakeney on A149 North Norfolk Coast. There are several rolls of honour photos and individual plaques in the Church of All Saints, Morston, Norfolk. There are memorials to those who died and rolls of honour to those who served.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley - 2004

IN MEMORY OF THESE MORSTON MEN WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE WORLD WARS
1914 - 1918

BALDING

George James

Private 40001, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Morston, enlisted Norwich. Son of W. J. and H. A. Balding, of Morston, Norfolk. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave I. G. 2.

Commemorated on a marble tablet in the church:

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
PTE GEORGE J BALDING
9TH NORFOLK REGT.
DIED OF WOUNDS
RECEIVED IN ACTION
IN FRANCE
OCT 12th 1916
Age 20 YEARS

Greater love hath no man than this.

Further brass plaque behind lecturn:

PTE G BALDING
DIED OF WOUNDS
12.10.1916

GRAY

Alex [Alec]

[One memorial refers to Alec GRAY and the other Alex GREY] Leading Seaman, H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Navy. 9th July 1914. Cannot find on CWGC but there is a Alick GRAY, Leading Seaman J/4210, H.M.S. "Vanguard", Royal Navy. Died 9th July 1917. Son of George and Agnes S. Gray, of Pot Ash Bale, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 21.

MORRIS

John

Leading Stoker (Ldg. Boatman, C.G.) 151804, H.M.S. Hogue, Royal Navy. Died 22nd September 1914. Age 41. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of George and Jane Morris, of Kennington, London; husband of Eleanor Sarah Morris, of 64, Guinness Buildings, Page's Walk, Bermondsey, London. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 4.

SANDS

George

[Not on memorial but on Roll of Honour - not on SDGW or CWGC] Private, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Possibly died after 1921.

1939 - 1945

BALDING

Edward George

Gunner 1083094, 11 (Honourable Artillery Company) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 13th June 1942. Age 24. Son of Walter and Ethel Balding, of Morston, Norfolk. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Grave 3. B. 6.

DOCKING

Leslie James

Petty Officer C/J 112875, H.M.S. Avenger, Royal Navy. Died 15th November 1943. Age 34. Son of Dennis George and Kate Docking; husband of Dora Kathleen Docking, of Sheerness, Kent. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 51, Column 3.

STARMAN

Frederick Charles

Sapper 2003784, 1010 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 17th June 1943. Age 23. Son of Alfred Starman, and of Julia Starman, of Morston, Norfolk. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 7. Column 1.

WALKER

Renton Palmer

Captain 88905, Royal Norfolk Regiment attached Royal Indian Army Service Corps. Died 24th April 1943. Age 25. Son of Renton Palmer Walker, and of Ethel Mary Walker (nee Griffith), of Holt, Norfolk. Buried in DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Grave 4. K. 8.

Hand Written Roll Of Honour
1914-1918

MORRIS

John

L.S H.M.S Hogue September 1914 See Above

GREY

Alex

L.S H.M.S Vanguard 9 July 1914 See Above

BALDING

George

Pte Norfolk Regt 12 October 1916 See Above

SANDS

George

Pte 7th Norfolk Regt See Above

JARVIS

Harry

C.P.O H.M Coastguards

PILCHER

Charles H

P.O H.M.S Lord Nelson

EDE

Henry

P.O H.M.S Caliope

PAGE

George T

P.O H.M.S Theseus

EALES

W

L.S H.M.S Hogue

TUCK

Frederick

P.O H.M.S Canada

JARVIS

John

P.O H.M.S Tomahawk

BECK

William

A/B H.M.S Viola

GOTTS

Robert

A/B H.M.S Gibraltar

SEALES

Sidney

Stoker H.M.S Grafton

GOTTS

Edward

R.N.A.S

HAMMOND

Phillip

Major Vfk Reg. D.S.O, M.C.

BEAN

Robert

Sergt 9th Norfolk Regt. D.C.M, M.M.

GOTTS

Bertie Reginald

Pte 2nd Norfolk Regt

GOTTS

Obadiah Pells

Driver R.F.A.

GOTTS

Charles William

Pte R.A.S.C.

GOTTS

Herbert Sam

Corp R.A.S.C. M.T

DICKERSON

William

Tr M.G.C. Calvary

STARMAN

Alfred

Pte Tank Corps

BULLER

Herbert

Pte 2nd Durham Light Infantry

ALEC

Horne

Pte 1st Bedfordshire Regt.

BEAN

William

Pte 12th Norfolk Regt.

Hand Written Roll Of Honour
1939-1945

BALDING

Edward George

Gnr R.A. June 1942 See Above

DOCKING

Leslie James

P.O R.N. Nov 1943 See Above

STARMAN

Frederick Charles

Spr R.E. June 1943 See Above

WALKER

Renton Palmer

Cpt Royal Norfolk Regt Apr 1943 See Above

BAKER

Thomas William

W.O R.A.F.

BAKER

Doris Eliza Beth

Pte A.T.S.

BAKER

Winifred Joyce

L.A.C W.A.A.F

BEAN

Edward Alan Kitchener

A/B M.N.

BIX

Lionel Charles

Cpl Coldstream Guards

BULLER

Herbert Ernest

Gnr R.A.

CHRISTIE

Jessie

Sister T.A.N.S.

CORKERILL

Barbera Joyce

Jnr Comd A.T.S (F.A.N.Y.)

DALE

Leslie Charles

F/Sgt R.A.F.

DALE

Geoffrey

Lac R.A.F.

DICKEN

Robert Albert

Pte Royal Sussex Regt.

DICKERSON

Edward John

L/Cpl The Queens Regt.

EALES

William Edward

P.O R.N.

HAMMOND

Phillip

Major Royal Norfolk Regt. D.S.O, M.C

HAMMOND

Robert

Major Royal Norfolk Regt.

HAMMOND

Anthony

Cpl Royal Norfolk Regt.

STARMAN

James William Archer

Dr R.A.S.C.

STARMAN

Robert Cecil John

Cpl R.A.O.C.

STARMAN

Philip Richard

Gnr R.A.

STARMAN

Ronald Edward

Cpl Essex Regt.

STARMAN

Thomas Reginald

Pte Royal Norfolk Regt

TUBRY

George Henry

Lac R.A.F.

Plaque made of delft tiles

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF GENEROUS HOSPITALITY
BESTOWED ON THE NETHERLANDS SAILORS, SOLDIERS & AIRMEN
DURING THEIR STAY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.
ANNIS DOMINI 1940 - 1947.

THIS TABLET WAS PRESENTED BY THE PROTESTANT CHURCHES OF THE NETHERLANDS.

" I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU TOOK ME IN"

3 August 2004

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