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NARBOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information © Christine Yaxley 2018
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© Shaz Ann 2018

This memorial stands in the churchyard of All Saints Church,Main Road, Narborough, Norfolk. It takes the form of a rough hewn, granite, Celtic cross standing on a plinth on a two stepped base; the whole id enclosed by a stoned area enclosed by rough hewn, low walls; a cross of sacrifice appears on the front face. The inscrption on the front face and the names are relevant to World War 1 (11 names) and the names and inscrption on the rear are rlevant to World War 2 (6 names).

Photographs Copyright © Shaz Ann 2018

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN MEMORY OF

BROWN

Edwin Bertie

Private 29239, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4 May 1918. Born 13 January 1881 Marham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident King's Lynn, Norfolk.Son of Mr. R. Brown, of Bradmore, Pentney, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Norfolk, a scholar, resident with his parents, Robert and Martha Brown, at Winch Road, East Walton, Freebridge Lynn, Norfolk. In 1887 he attended East Walton School, East Walton, Norfolk. Buried in ARNEKE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 13.

FAWKES

Edward L

Private 14499, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 15 September 1916. Brother of Emma Fawkes, of Narborough, King's Lynn. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row M. Grave 7.

HAVERSON

Frank

Leading Telegraphist London.Z/6091, H.M.S. "President IV", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died from disease in Deal Hospital 29 November 1918. Born 10 february 1890 in Narborough. Husband of Dorothy, E. haverson, of Narford Park, Swaffham, Norfolk. He was a Clerk with the Swaffham Department of the Great Easten Railway for twelve years. He enlisted in January 1917. Buried with military honours, the escort being provided by members of the Royal Air Force from the Narborough aerodrome, in the South-West corner of NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

HOLMAN

William James

Born 18 August 1891, baptised 13 September 1891, at Narborough, son of James and Emily Holman. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Narborough, an Assistant School Teacher, resident with his parents, James and Emily Holman, at The Glebe, Narford Road, Narborough, Swaffham, Norfolk. Admitted 16 September 1907 to King Edward VII Grammar Boys' School, King's Lynn, left 16 July 1910. probably W J HOLMAN, Sergeant 200554, Norfolk Regiment attached King's African Rifles. Died 5 January 1919. Buried in IRINGA CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 3.

JONES

John Henry

Ordinary Telegraphist J/40720, H.M.S. "Recruit" , Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action. 9 August 1917. Aged 18. Born 16 March 1899 in Colwyn, Denbighshire. Son of Emma Jones, of Narborough, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 23.

POWLEY

Herbert John

Private 28319, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 29 April 1918. Aged 20. Born Narborough, Norfolk, enlisted Kingston-On-Thames, Surrey. Son of Mrs. Powley and the late James Powley, of "Glebe Farm," Narborough, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 4.

POWLEY

William James

Private 30808, 11th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 8 November 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Narborough, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn, Norfolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Powley, of Narborough; husband of Ellen Powley, of Narborough, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in KEZELBERG MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 11.

TURNER

Augustus William

Stoker 1st Class 280749, H.M.S. "Tipperary", Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action. 1 June 1916. Aged 42. Born 2 August 1874 in Wellingham, Norfolk. Son of Mrs. Emma Turner, of The Meadows, Narborough, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 19.

TURNER

Harry

Corporal 288, 1st King's Dragoon Guards. Killed in action 30 October 1914. Born East Winch, King's Lynn, resident Narborough, enlisted King's Lynn.

TWIDDY

Arthur George

Private 12762, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26 October 1915. Born Narborough, Norfolk, enlisted Newmarket. Buried West of the church in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

TWIDDY

Ernest Edward

Private 19687, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Narborough, Norfolk, enlisted Kings Lynn. Son of John Twiddy, of Markham Rd., Narborough, Norfolk. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row I. Grave 1.

AWHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO
SAVE THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

LSO OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945

GRIMES

Bertie Edward

Private 5773900, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 3 February 1942 during the Japanese invasion of Singapore. Aged 24. Born 9 November 1917 in the Freebridge Lynn Registration District, Norfolk. Son of Bertie Thomas Andrew and Agnes Kate Grimes, of Narborough, Norfolk. In the 1939 register he was a General Stores Assistant, resident with his widowed father, at Bridge Cottage, Narborough, Swaffham R.D., Norfolk. Buried at KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 11. Row B. Grave 4.

PALMER

Cyril

Gunner 1789498, 239 Battery, 77 H. A.A. Regiment. Royal Artillery. Died of heart failure as a Japnese Prisoner of War 26 December 1944 in Osaka PoW camp, Japan. Aged 38. Born East Walton, Norfolk, and resident Narborough, Norfolk. Son of Frederick John and Daisy Palmer; husband of Hilda Nellie Palmer, of 13 Council Houses, Narborough, King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 4, born East Walton, Norfolk, resident with his parents at The Common, East Walton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. British Section. Plot B. Row C. Grave 2.

PANKS

Arthur

Gunner 1451881, 260 Battery, 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action between 21 and 23 May 1940 during the Dunkirk evacuation. Aged 25. Born Gayton, Kings Lynn, 1914, and resident Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Husband of Phyllis Winifred (nee Rockett) Panks, of Narborough, Norfolk, married in Wayland Registration District in 1939. No kinown grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 14.

STUART

Robert Surfleet

Sergeant (Pilot) 754925, 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 October 1941. Aged 21. Son of George Arthur and Lizzie Stuart, of Narborough, Norfolk. Buried in ESSEN (HORENDONK) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Collective grave.

WISEMAN

Wilfred John

Sapper 14370581, Royal Engineers. Died 6 April 1946. Born 26 March 1917 and resident Norfolk. Husband of Edna (Nee Stothard) Wiseman, of Crookes, Sheffield, married 1940 in Wayland Registration District, Norfolk. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, an Agricultural Tractor Driver, resident Council Houses, Swaffham R.D., Norfolk. Buried in SHEFFIELD (CROOKES) CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Section K.K. Grave 6669.

WRIGHT

James David

Gunner 1450961, 260 Battery, 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died between 21 and 23 May 1940 during the Dunkirk evacuation. Aged 22. Son of Robert Wright and of Edith E. Wright, of Narborough, Norfolk. No kinown grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 18.

BURIED IN THE CHURCHYARD BUT NOT ON THE MEMORIAL

Most from Narborough Aerodrome

Unidentified Royal Flying Corps grave.

ALDERTON

Trevor Dudley Hall

Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Accidentally killed in and aero accident while flying manoeuvres at Narborough Aerodrome 16 June 1918. Aged 24. Son of G.E. and I Alderton, of 17 Remura Road, Auckland, new Zealand. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

BOUGHEY

Mary Ursula

Junior Commander 221941, Auxiliary Territorial Service (F.A.N.Y). Died in the United Kingdom 20 January 1945. Aged 25. Born 5 March 1919 in the King's Lynn area, Norfolk, resident Cambridgeshire. Daughter of the Revd. Percy Fletcher Boughey, M.A. and Elsie le Strange Boughey, of Soham Vicarage, Cambridgeshire. In 1939 she was resident at Hounslow Barracks, Heston and Isleworth M.B., Middlesex. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

BURRELL

Sidney Walter

Air Mechanic 1st Class 46538, 50th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and The Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 29 August 1917. Aged 22. Born Sussex. Son of Walter John and Clara Jane Burrell, of The Cottage, Perran Lodge, Branksome Park, Bournemouth. Formerly 2nd/1st Kent Cyclist Battalion. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Pulboro, Sussex, resident with his parents at Arundel Road, Goring, East Preston, Sussex. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Pulborough, Sussex, a Domestic Garden Boy, resident with his parents at 1, Avenue Terrace, Borstal, Rochester St Margaret, Kent. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

DONNELL

Arthur Patrick

Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and 3rd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed whilst flying (pilot) in Armstrong Whitworth FK3 No. 5540 5 December 1916. Aged 18. Born 29 March 1898, baptised 24 April 1898 in Ovingham, Northumberland. . Son of the Rev. Charles Ernest Havelock and Ada Pauline Chappi Donnell, of Stamfordham Vicarage, Stamfordham, Northumberland. Formerly Ordinary Seman London Z/2248, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Ex-Signal School, Public Schools Battalion, Bugler, enlisted 11 June 1915; discharged from Crystal Palace awarded a Cadetship at Sandhurst 6 September 1915. Formerly employed with the Eastern Telegraph Co. Height 5 feet 11¼ inches, chest 34", medium complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Ovingham Northumberland, resident with his parents at The Vicarage Croxley Green, Rickmansworth Rural, Watford, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Ovingham Northumberland, at school, resident with his parents at The Vicarage, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth Rural, Hertfordshire. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk. Also commemorated on the Stamfordham, St Mary the Virgin, Memorial, Northumberland

FARMER

Archibald Onslow

Second Lieutenant, 69th Training Squadron, Royal Air Force and General List. Killed in an aero accident 30 May 1918. Born 12 February 1893. Son of Archibal Sidney Farmer, of 7 Pallister Court, Kensington, London W. Formerly a Clerk at the London Stock Exchange. Joined Royal Flying Corps as a cadet.IN the 1901 censusw he was aged 8, born Barnet, Hertfordshire, resident with his parents at Holmeside, Arkley, Barnet, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born High Barnet, Hertfordshire, a Stock Exchange Clerk, resident with his parents, Archibald Sidney and Maud Agnes Farmer, at St Austele, Bushey Grove Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

GAME

Hubert John

Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Field Artillery. Killed 8 June 1917. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

HILDRETH

Ernest

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and 14th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in an aeroplane accident 18 October 1916. Aged 28. Born 16 June 1889 in Middlesbrough. Son of Henry Havelock Hildreth and Eliza Hildreth; husband of Eleanor Green (formerly Hildreth), of Wood Royd, Ben Rhydding, Yorks. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Yorkshire, resident with his parents at Church Street, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. In 1898 he was attending Fleetham Street (Mixed) School, Middlesbrough, resident Turner Street, Middlesborough. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Midlesborough, resident with his mother at 8, Fleming Street, Coatham, Guisborough, Yorkshire. Enlisted 3 April 1908. aged 19, as Private 172, 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, formerly a Clerk, resident 5 Fleming Street, Redcar. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Middlesborough, a Clerk at the Galvanized Sheet Works, resident with his mother, Eliza, at 10, Turner Street, Coatham, Redcar, Yorkshire. Joined Royal Flying Corps 7 June 1916. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

LAW

Charles Arkley

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in a flying accident 19 February 1918. Son of Mrs Catherine C. Law of 40, East Trinity Road, Leith, Edinburgh. Formerly a Bank Apprentice. Attested 13 October 1916, as 3rd Class Air Mechanic 92935, Royal Flying Corps, aged 17 years 60 days, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 34¼ inches; Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and general List 28 August 1917. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

LAWS

Harold Augustus

Lieutenant, 8th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps attached to Royal Flying Corps. Killed 23 February 1918. Aged 23. Born 25 July 1894 in Finsbury Park, London. Son of William and Edith Laws, of London. Clerk by trade. Religious denoination Church of England. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5467 - 40

MURPHY

Allen Ingam

Second Lieutenant 23910, Royal Flying Corps. Killed 30 March 1917. Aged 19. Born at Westmount, Quebec. Only son of Ida Grace Murphy (nee Powter), of Macdonald College, Quebec, Canada, and the late David Allen Murphy. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

QUINN

Patrick Joseph

Corporal 2920, 35th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 18 August 1916. Aged 21. Son of Elizabeth Quinn, of 2, Wilton Gardens, Glasgow, and the late Bernard Quinn. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

SHELLINGTON

Percy Gordon

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed as a result of an aeroplane accident 26 August 1917. Aged 24. Born 7 April 1893. Son of the late Charles Shellington and Margaret Hillis Shellington (nee Givens) of Hatchley, Ontario, Canada. Enlisted November 1914. Telegrapher by trade. Unmarried. Formerly 2nd Signals Company, Canadian Engineers. Joined R.F.C. 26 March 1917. Attested 28 November 1914 at Toronto, Canada, aged 21 years 6 months, heoght 5 feet 4 inches, 145 lbs, chest 34 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Methodist. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8842 - 9

SPEAR

Norman Victor

Second Lieuitenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed as a result of an aero accident 29 August 1917. Aged 29. Born in Naples, Italy. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Norway (different to consular details), a Clerk to Institution of Civil Engineers, resident with his father, William Spear, at 277, Willesden Lane, Cricklewood N.W., Willesden, Middlesex. Attested 19 February 1912 as 1606, 14th Battalion, London Regiment, aged 24, served until 5 August 1914, son of William Spear, of Hunholmen, Tysfjord, Norway; joined Royal Flying Corps 11 December 1916, his father was then resident at 25 Woodstock Road, Golders green, London N.W. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

TYSON

Thomas M

Second Lieutenant, No. 2 School of Aeronautics, Royal Air Force. Died 12 June 1918. Aged 20. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

VAILE

Laurence Edward Stuart

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Killed 29 August 1917. Aged 24. Son of Jeannette Stuart Vaile, of West House, Seaford, Sussex, and the late Arthur Vaile. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Exning, Suffolk, resident with his parents at Vicarage, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Exning, Suffolk, a school boarder at The College, Ely, Cambridgeshire. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

WARBURTON

George Augustus Lowe

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Killed in aero accident 1 October 1917. Aged 28. Born Birkenhead.. Son of Elizabeth Warburton, of 1, Kingsdown St., Birkenhead, and the late George Warburton. Buried in NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

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