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MOULTON ST MARY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The village of Moulton St Mary is situated a mile or two south of Acle between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. There is a War memorial in the churchyard detailing casualties from both World Wars, and a hand-written Roll of Honour to The First World War inside the Church. The Roll of Honour which also names men from Beighton gives details not only of casualties, but also of those who served, and any injuries they may have received. For ease of research men from the First World War on the Roll of Honour as well as the War Memorial have been put together alphabetically in the list below. Please note some of the names on the Roll are not too easy to read, so there may be a few mistakes in the transcription. For more information and pictures of Moulton St Mary church please see Simon Knott’s Norfolk Church Website.

 
Photograph Copyright © Simon Knott 2005

War Memorial in the Churchyard.

TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE
MEN OF MOULTON ST MARY
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
GEORGE ADAMS. NORFOLK REGT.
WILLIAM R. ECCLESTONE. NORFOLK REGT.
HARRY A. DU ROSE. NORFOLF YEO.
HERBERT J. DU ROSE. NORFOLK YEO.
LIEUT. BERTIE R.W. CHAPMAN. S. LANCS. REGT.
HORACE W. SHORTEN. R. FUSILIERS.
(For details of these men please see the Roll of Honour below)

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

ALSO IN MEMORY OF
JOHN L. CATOR
ERIC J. GOOSE
WHO FELL IN THE 1939 – 1945 WAR

  CATOR John L
Private 5771763. 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 1st March 1945. Aged 32. Son of John Ernest and Ellen Cator; husband of Kathleen Ada Cator, of West Ewell, Surrey. Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 62. D. 1.
  GOOSE Eric James
Stoker 1st Class C/KX 108624. H.M.S. Candytuft, Royal Navy. Died on 10th September 1941. Aged 20. Son of Sidney James and Alice Goose, of Tunstead, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 47, 3.

Roll of Honour in the Church

ROLL OF HONOUR
FOR BRITISH BOYS
OF MOULTON AND BEIGHTON

1914 – 1918

( Indicates killed in action or died)
(# Indicates listed on the memorial in the churchyard)

# ADAMS George
Private 14427. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th October 1915. Born Moulton. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: La Brique Military Cemetery No.2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. G. 33.
  BLOWERS Harry
Sergeant 8944, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. No further information available at present.
  BLOWERS Percy
Private 13471, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Wounded 1916 transferred to Private 661366, Labour Corps. No further information available at present.
  BROWN Bernard
Royal Horse Artillery. No further information available at present.
BROWN Frederick
Private 26193. 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th August 1916. Born and lived North Burlingham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
  BROWN, DSM John
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
# CHAPMAN Bertie Robert Wyand
Second Lieutenant. 1st/4th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds on 13th June 1918. Aged 36. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Matilda Chapman, of Moulton St. Mary, nr. Acle; husband of Bellina Chapman, of Beighton, nr. Acle, Norfolk. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XXVIII. N. 6.
  CLEMENT Charles E
Suffolk Regiment. Wounded. No further information available at present.
  CLEMENT John H
Sergeant 3132, 13th Hussars. No further information available at present.
  CLEMENT Reginald
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  CROFT Lancelot
Sergeant 14987, Machine Gun Corps. Wounded 1917. No further information available at present.
# DU ROSE Harry A
Private 1434. 1st Battalion Norfolk Yeomanry. Died in Egypt on 7th December 1916. Born Hounslow, Middlesex. Lived Yiewsley R.S.O. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Ref. D. 72.
# DU ROSE Herbert James
Private 205868. 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 1484 Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st August 1918. Aged 19. Born Stanwell, Middlesex. Enlisted Freethorpe, Norfolk. Stepson of Mrs. Emma Du Rose, of Knowle Green Cottage, Kingston Rd., Staines, Middx. Buried: Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. IV. A. 35.
  DU ROSE Valentine O
Gunner 11994, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. 3 wounds. Moved to the reserve. No further information available at present.
EBBAGE Samuel
Lance Corporal 20766. 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 17491 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1917. Born and lived Beighton. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
  ECCLESTONE Charles
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
# ECCLESTONE William Robert
Private 22707. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th August 1916. Aged 20. Born Moulton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Charles and Bertha Ecclestone of Moulton St. Mary, Norwich. Norfolk. Buried: London Cemetery And Extension, Longueval, Somme, France. Ref. 3.C.15.
  ELVIN Frank
14th Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. No further information available at present.
  EVERSON Eli
Acting Corporal 14626, Royal Field Artillery. No further information available at present.
  FIELD John
Royal Field Artillery. No further information available at present.
  FORDER Cuthbert
Private 13469, 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. No further information available at present.
  FROSDICK George Ernest
Private 41541, 3rd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Severely wounded 1917. No further information available at present.
  GEDGE Cyril
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  GEORGE Ernest Bertie
Private 24344, 8th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Prisoner of War 1918. No further information available at present.
  GILBERT Alfred
Royal Navy. Discharged 1917. No further information available at present.
GODFREY William
Corporal O/7865. 124th Company Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died on 17th November 1918. Mentioned in the Deanery magazine at the time of his death. Buried: Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece. Ref. 471. (The Roll of Honour indicates that William Godfrey died of illness.)
  GOODRUM William
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  GRIMSON Frank
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  GOOK Robert William
Private 32485, Somerset Light Infantry formerly Private 18370, 10th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
  GUNTON Robert
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  HANTON Charles
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  HANTON John William
Royal Engineers (Transport) No further information available at present.
  HANTON Major Fairfax
Royal Field Artillery. (It is not clear if "Major" is rank or first name). No further information available at present.
  HOLLIS Cecil Victor
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  HOLLIS Charles William
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  HOWES Frederick
4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
  HOWES Lambert
Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.
  HOWES William G.
Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.
  HUBBARD Cecil William
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  HUBBARD Edward
Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.
HUBBARD Frederick George
Royal Navy. Died of pneumonia 1918. No further information available at present.
  HUBBARD James
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  KING George Arthur
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  KING James Walter
Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.
  LANGHAM William
13th Royal Fusiliers. Wounded 1916. No further information available at present.
  LING Alfred James
1st Norfolk Regiment. Wounded 1917. No further information available at present.
  LING Harry
1st Norfolk Regiment. Wounded 1918. No further information available at present.
  LONDON Harry
3rd/4th Royal Fusiliers. Wounded 1917. No further information available at present.
  LOWE? George Ephraim
4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
  MYHILL George
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  MYHILL Leonard John
Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.
MYHILL Lewis Ethelbert
Private 703681. 102nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Lewis (or Louis) Myhill was born on 1st March 1888 in Buckingham, Norfolk. In Canada he lived at Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia, where he worked as a gasoline engineer. His next of kin is given as his uncle, J. Grimson of Beighton, near Norwich. He died on 15th September 1916 and is buried at Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. C. 11.
  MYHILL Robert Francis
Queen Victoria’s Rifles. Wounded. No further information available at present.
MYHILL William
Private 15948. 1st/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st August 1917. Born Cantley, Norfolk. Lived Beighton. Enlisted Norwich. Nephew of S. Grimson, of Beighton, Norwich. Buried: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. U. 5.
  NEVILL Richard H.R.
Captain, 8th Battalion & H.Q., Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
  NEWTON Albert Victor
Royal Field Artillery. Wounded. No further information available at present.
  PATTERSON George Albert
10th Norfolk Regiment. Discharged. No further information available at present.
  PITCHER George
Royal Engineers (Water Transport) No further information available at present.
  RANSOME George Edward
Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.
  RANSOME William
Royal Marines. No further information available at present.
  READ George Futter
10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Wounded 1917. No further information available at present.
  READ Herbert Futter
5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
  READ Robert Futter
3rd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Discharged. No further information available at present.
  ROSE Frederick James
Royal Horse Artillery. No further information available at present.
ROSE William D
Private 29909. 2nd Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly 17284 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st October 1918. Born Strumpshaw, Norfolk. Lived Beighton. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Ingoyghem Military Cemetery, Anzegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Sp. Mem. 2.
# SHORTEN Horace William
Private 76166. Posted to 2nd/4th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Formerly 21264. 2nd Battalion Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th August 1918. Aged 27. Born and lived Moulton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Shorten, of Moulton St. Mary; husband of E. E. Frosdick (formerly Shorten), of The Old Hall, Moulton St. Mary, Norwich. Commemorated: Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
  SHORTEN Robert Alfred
4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
  SMITH James
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  SMITH Robert Richard
Royal Navy. Discharged 1918. No further information available at present.
  SMITH William
Royal Navy. Discharged 1915. No further information available at present.
  SPOONER Albert Howard
Royal Garrison Artillery. No further information available at present.
SPOONER Hubert Howard
Royal Navy. Invalided home 1915. Died 1917. No further information available at present.
  WEBB James
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  WEBB John William
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  WEBB William Reginald
Royal Warwickshire Regiment. No further information available at present.
  WHITE Frederick John
8th Royal Irish Rifles. Severely wounded. Discharged 1917. No further information available at present.
  WILSON John Benjamin
1st Battalion Life Guards. No further information available at present.
  WRIGHT Albert Edward
Royal Engineers. Discharged. No further information available at present.
  WRIGHT Frank
Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.
  WRIGHT Frank Gerald
Middlesex Regiment. Wounded 1918. No further information available at present.
  WYMER Dennis
Army Service Corps (Artist’s Rifles). No further information available at present.
  WYMER Frederick
Royal Navy. No further information available at present.
  WYMER Walter
2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Seriously wounded 1916(?). No further information available at present.

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Last updated 28 March, 2007

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