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MUNDFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley, researched Lynda Smith & Peter Dearsley 2003

The memorial is in the form of a tall column situated at the edge of the village where the A134 crosses the A1065. This memorial lists those who laid down their lives during the Great War: details have been added to commemorate the fallen of WWII, and since.

The panels bear the names of the fallen from the parishes of Lynford, Mundford, West Tofts and Cranwich. Names are recorded in full: there are no details of rank, Regiment or date of death.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

TO THOSE FROM THE LYNFORD ESTATE
WHO FELL GLORIOUSLY
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914- 1918
REST IN PEACE

MUNDFORD

BROCK

George

Possibly: George Edward Brock. Private 0/4735. 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 10th November 1916. Aged 23. Born Necton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Alfred and Keziah Brock, of Necton, Norfolk. Buried: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. VIII. C. 25.

GARROD

Arthur

Private 20663. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 17735 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea on 13th August 1915. Born and lived Mundford. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

HOUCHEN

William

Private 49389. 3rd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly 38069 Leicestershire Regiment; previously served with the Leicestershire Regt (service number 38069). Died at home on 5th December 1918. Aged 20. Born and lived Mundford. Enlisted Leicester. Buried: Mundford (St. Leonard) Churchyard.

JESSOP

Richard John

[Spelt JESSOP on memorial] Private 242088 10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) who was killed in action aged 25 in France & Flanders on 1 August 1918, having previously served with the Norfolk Regt (svce no 12836). He is buried in Vauxbuin French National Cemetery. Private Jessup was born in Thompson (near Thetford) and was living there when he enlisted in Brandon. He was the son of James & Jane Jessup of Thompson.

SHINN

Ernest

[Shunn on SDGW CD] Private G/7298. 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Born and lived Mundford. Enlisted Camberwell, Surrey. Buried: Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. XII. D. 3.

LYNFORD

BAILEY

John

No further information available at present.

HARRIS

Robert Edmund

Private 58009. 20th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt.) Born 8th October 1894 in Mundford. Worked as a labourer in Canada. Single man. Next of kin Robert E Harris of Mundford. Passed fit 6th January 1915, enlisted 8th January 1915 in Toronto, aged 20 years 3 months. Height 5 feet 8¼ inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion fair, eyes grey, hair light. Religion Church of England. Formerly was a member of 6th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Cyclists. Died on 7th July 1916. Aged 21. Buried: West Tofts (St. Mary) Churchyard. See National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4095 - 27

JENKINSON

Sidney

Lance Corporal 43629. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th October 1917. Aged 35. Born Diss, Norfolk. Enlisted Mundford. Husband of M. E. Jenkinson, of Lynford Lodges, Mundford, Brandon, Suffolk. Buried: Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. O. 6.

JONES

Edward

Private 21329 8th Battalion, Border Regiment, who was killed in action in France & Flanders on 5 July 1916 having previously served with the Norfolk Regt (service number 17931). He has no known grave but is commemorated with honour on the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme. Pte Jones (recorded as HENRY EDWARD JONES in both SDGW and the CWGC Register) was born Corwen (Merioneth) but was living in Mundford when he enlisted in Norwich.

PAGE

Alfred

No further information available at present.

WICKS

Frederick

Gunner 102417. 223rd Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in Fance & Flanders on 11th May 1917. Aged 27. Born Stanford, Norfolk. Lived Lynford Point. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Barney and Elizabeth Wicks, of Lynford Point, Mundford, Norfolk. Buried: Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux Ref. VII. C. 26.

WEST TOFTS

CHASE

Percy

Gunner 15536. 58th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st May 1918. Born Lynford. Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Buried: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. IV. G. 7.

COLEMAN

Oscar William

Private 435. 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 24th October 1916. Aged 22. Born: Lakenheath, Suffolk. Lived Mundford. Enlisted Grantham. Buried: West Tofts (St. Mary) Churchyard.

DEWIN

John

[Listed as Dewing on CD & CWGC]. Private 17781. 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Born Ickburgh. Lived Mundford. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Ref. VII. M. 5.

CRANWICH

BOLDRY

Reginald Thomas

[BALDRY on CWGC and SDGW] Private 1777. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Egypt on 17th August 1916. Aged 25. Born Cranwich [listed as Mundford on SDGW]. Enlisted Brandon, Suffolk. Son of Thomas Baldry, of Willow House, Watton, Norfolk. Commemorated: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. F. 133.

CROOK

John Victor

Private 18459. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 30th September 1916. Aged 28. Born Lynford. Enlisted Norwich. Son of David and Mary Crook, of West Tofts, Norfolk; husband of Georgina L. Leader (formerly Crook), of 71, Woodside Green, Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Ref. B. 15. 30.

LONG

Henry

No further information available at present.

NICKOLLS

Herbert

[Spelt Nicholls on CD & CWGC. Private 26444] 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 13th May 1917. Aged 24. Born Wretham. Enlisted Leatherhead, Surrey. Son of Henry and Lucy Nicholls, of West Wretham nr. Thetford, Norfolk; husband of Irene Nicholls, of Cranwich Field Barn, Mundford, Norfolk. Buried: Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. IV. E. 11A.

1939 – 1945

MOUNCER

John Henry

Serjeant 5830443. 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died on 28th June 1944. Aged 25. Son of Herbert and Emma Ethel Mouncer; husband of Lottie May Mouncer, of Barrow, Suffolk. Buried: La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France. Ref. X. J. 10.

MOUNCER

Frederick Ernest

Corporal 1644730. 276 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 17th April 1944. Aged 35. Son of Herbert and Emma Ethel Mouncer, husband of Mary Alexandra Mouncer, of Denver. Buried: Mundford (St. Leonard) Churchyard

Since 1945

DRAKE

Frederick William

Sergeant 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. Injured by a booby trap bomb in a hotel in Omagh, Northern Ireland on 18th May 1973. Died 3rd June 1973. Aged 25.

12 February 2005

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