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MUNDESLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
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Transcribed by David Rudram; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

The Wordl War 1 memorial takes the form of a bronze plaque on the north wall of the church at the front of the nave which is flanked by two plain rectangular plaques for World War 2. The World War 1 memorial has a rope design border around it with with nowy headed top and a cross at the centre, top. There are 27 names listed for Woorld War 1 and 15 for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © David Rudram 2003

1914 - 1918

ALLEN

Harrison

Probably: Sapper 85603. 209th Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Killed in action Monday 26 June 1916. Born and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.

CLARKE

 

(There is no forename or initial on the memorial so this is an assumption). Bernard Clarke. Private 14965. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 1 December 1915. Age 24. Born Mundesley. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Charlotte Clarke, of Mundesley, Norfolk. Buried: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II C. 10.

EARL

Walter George

Private TR10/161920. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) Died at home Monday 11 November 1918. Age 18. Born Gimingham. Lived Mundesley. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Walter George and Martha Jane Earl, of 11, Railway Terrace, Mundesley. Buried: MUNDESLEY (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

EVERITT

Thomas Alfred John

(Everett on CD). Lance Corporal 43609. 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 15 October 1917. Age 23. Born Mundesley. Enlisted North Walsham. Son of Alfred J. and Agnes L. Everitt, of Whitethorn Farm, Walcot, Norwich. Buried: ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IV. D. 41.

GOTTS

Bertie George

Gunner 374557. 217th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Saturday 5 January 1918. Age 37. Born Mundesley. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Marshall and Caroline Gotts, of Mundesley-on-Sea, Norfolk; husband of Rosie Gotts, of Cyder House, Pilgrims' Way, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey. Buried: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XXVI. DD. 5.

FARMER

James Douglas Herbert

Second Lieutenant. 9th Bty. 41st Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Wednesday 4 November 1914. Age 21. Son of James Herbert and Edith Gertrude Farmer, of "Fairfield," Mundesley, Norfolk. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.

HAIR

Donald C

Possibly: Donald Campbell Hair. Second Lieutenant. 6th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Tuesday 3 October 1916. Age 20. Son of the late James and Mary Hair, of 40, Russell Terrace, Leamington, Warwickshire. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D.

JOHNSON

Edward Fielder

Captain. "B" Bty. 310th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 6 December 1917. Age 36. Son of Henry Fielder Johnson and Priscilla Jane Johnson, of Mundesley House, Mundesley, Norfolk. Buried: HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. A. 4.

JORDAN

Ernest Robert

Private 43349. 5th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 2780 Norfolk Yeomanry. Died of wounds Thursday 17 May 1917. Age 24. Born Mundesley. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Mary Jordan, of Bay House, Mundesley, Norfolk. Buried: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. L. 18.

LAMBERT

Douglas

Second Lieutenant, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13 October 1915. His father Ernest and his twin brother Percy were both Mundesley residents, his father died at Knapton Cottage, Mundesley, in 1935. Embared France 1 June 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.

LANCASTER

Louis George

Private 30994. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 1 November 1917. Age 33. Born Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich. Lived Mundesley. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Alice Mary Lancaster, of 19, Victoria Cottages, Mundesley-on-Sea, Norfolk. Buried: DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XIV. D. 9.

LEE

George William

Private 6514. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 25 October 1914. Age 34. Born Faiston (should this be Paston?,) Norfolk. Enlisted Newcastle. Son of Needham and Elizabeth Lee, of Paston Green, Norfolk; husband of Jane Lee, of Ber St., Mundesley, Norfolk. Commemorated: LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8.

LIVERMORE

Ernest Bernard

Second Lieutenant. 24th Bn., London Regiment. Killed in action Friday 15 September 1916. Age 25. Son of Ernest Henry and Margaret Emma Mart Livermore, of "Maycroft", Reigate, Surrey. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.

MACK

Ralph Michael

Lieut-Commander H.M.S. "Tornado.", Royal Navy. Died Sunday 23 December 1917. Commemorated: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon, United Kingdom. Panel 20. Special note. HMS Tornado was a destroyer which was mined on 23 December 1917 off the Maas light buoy. There was only one survivor. See also Northwold Memorial

MASON

Reginald Frederick

(F. Reginald on the memorial). Private 7054. 1st/9th Bn., Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Sunday 5 November 1916. Born Paston. Lived Mundesley. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.

MATTHEWS

Alfred John

Bombardier 48067. "D" Bty. 81st Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Sunday 1 October 1916. Born Mundesley. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. O. 1.

NORTON

Alfred

Possibly: Private 11063. 2nd Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 6 March 1915. Born Foulsham, Dereham, Norfolk. Enlisted Mundesley. Commemorated: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

PEDDAR

Edward Boynton

(CWGC & CD spell the name Pedder). Second Lieutenant. 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars. Killed in action Monday 17 January 1916. Age 26. Second son of Arthur Edward and Eliza Pedder, of Mundesley, Norfolk. Buried: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. M. 3.

PLATTEN

John

Private 240219. 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19 April 1917. Born Northrepps. Enlisted Mundesley. Buried: GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXIII. D. 14.

PUNCHER

John

Private 40342. 12th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 28180 Essex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 25 March 1918. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

RUDRAM

Francis Victor

Trooper 1907. Household Battalion. Formerly 3098 Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action Wednesday 11 April 1917. Age 19. Born and lived Mundesley. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Francis Allen Rudram and Emma Gertrude Rudram, of Beach Rd., Mundesley, Norfolk. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. Francis Victor was born in the first quarter of 1898. He was cousin to Charles and Austin Rudram below.

RUDRAM

Charles James

Private 240107. 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19 April 1917. Enlisted Mundesley. Son of James G. Rudram and Sophia nee Burrell. Brother of Austin George, below. Buried: GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXX. E. 2. Charles James was born in April 1891 and baptised at Mundesley on 2 July 1891. The burnt records show that he worked at Mundesley Golf Club when he joined the army. He was 5ft 2 ins tall with a chest measurement of 34 inches. He enlisted on 17 November (year not decipherable)

RUDRAM

Austin George

Private 240220. 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died Thursday 19 April 1917. Enlisted Mundesley. Son of James G. Rudram and Sophia nee Burrell. Brother of Charles James above. Commemorated: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 12 to 15. Austin George was born on 13 December 1884 Mundesley. In 1901 he was working as a farm labourer, living with his father, but probably not with his mother.

WATSON

Edwin

Private 240221. 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died Thursday 19 April 1917. Born and enlisted Mundesley. Commemorated: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 12 to 15.

WELBERRY

Oscar

Private 14423. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 26 September 1915. Born Mundesley. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

YOUNGMAN

Henry

(CD gives his name as Harry). Private 37430. 2nd Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment. Formerly 2734 Norfolk Yeomanry. Died of wounds Friday 15 December 1916. Age 25. Born and lived Mundesley. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Charity Youngman, of 2, The Laurels, Mundesley, Norfolk. Buried: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. O. III. N. 12.

1939 –1945

CHASE

Raymond

No further information available at present.

CLARKE

Edward George

Able Seaman C/JX 155761. H.M.S. Calcutta, Royal Navy. Died Sunday 1 June 1941. Age 18. Son of Cyril George and Ethel May Clarke, of Mundesley, Norfolk. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Ref. 42, 2.

Special note: HMS Calcutta, a ‘C’ Class AA Cruiser was taking part in the evacuation of Crete in the Mediterranean. She was hit by two bombs from German JU88 bombers.

DAVIS

Francis Samuel Marshall

Bombardier 5774172. 3 Maritime Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Thursday 17 August 1944. Age 26. Son of Samuel and Daisy Davis, of Mundesley, Norfolk. Buried: MAZARGUES WAR CEMETERY, MARSEILLES, Bouches-du-Rhone, France. Ref. Plot 3. Row E. Grave 39.

GOTTS

Reginald Bertie

Signalman 5783934. Royal Corps of Signals. Died Wednesday 26 May 1943. Age 21. Son of Bertie Ernest and Lily Gotts, of Mundesley, Norfolk. Buried: MOSUL WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Ref. 2. C. 9.

GOTTS

Stanley F

Probably: Private 5775032. 5th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Monday 23 February 1942. Age 21. Commemorated: KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Ref. 17. C. 7.

GUNN

Malcolm John

Sub-Lieutenant (A). H.M.S. Victorious., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 29 January 1945. Age 21. Son of A. H. and Gwladys Gunn, of Mundesley, Norfolk. Commemorated: LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Bay 6, Panel 4.

LIVERMORE

Robert Mark

Sergeant 550254. 101 Sqdn., Royal Air Force. Died Friday 5 July 1940. Age 21. Son of Thomas Livermore, and of Mary Ann Livermore, of Mundesley-on-Sea, Norfolk. Commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 16.

MYHILL

Edgar Bertie

Driver T/247847. Royal Army Service Corps. Died Saturday 17 May 1941. Age 20. Son of Robert and Florence Myhill, of Mundesley-on- Sea. Buried: PASTON (ST. MARGARET) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

MYHILL

Stanley

No further information available at present.

PERM

Hugh R

No further information available at present.

RUDRAM

John Herbert

(John F. Rudram on memorial). Corporal 5784044. 1st Bn., The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey). Died Sunday 27 May 1945. Age 21. Son of Alfred William Rudram, and of Alice Rachel Rudram, of Mundesley, Norfolk. Commemorated: RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 4.

SHANNAHAN or SHANAHAN

John James (Jack)

Sergeant 1801992. Flt. Engr. 425 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 11 February 1944. Age 21. Son of John and Julia Shanahan, of Mundesley. Buried: CROMER NO.2 BURIAL GROUND, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Sec. X. Grave 54.

SMITH

[Ralph] Edward 'Ted'

Lance Corporal 5775718, 6th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Missing believed killed in Yong Peng, Singapore, 20 January 1942, during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore. Aged 23. Son of Arthur and Florence Smith; stepson of Mrs. E. Smith, of Mundesley, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 48.

Note: Always know as either Ralph or Ted but listed as Edward on the memorial.

THIRST

John Ernest

Private 5774175. 5th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Thursday 22 January 1942. Age 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Thirst, of Mundesley-on-Sea, Norfolk. Buried: KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore Joint grave 23. E. 18-19.

WOOD

Hugh J

Probably: Hugh John Wood. Flight Lieutenant 152282. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 16 December 1945. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore Column 446.

Last updated 27 August, 2014

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