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NECTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The Necton war memorial stands in the graveyard. It takes the form of a rough hewn, granite obelisk mounted on a rough hew granite plinth. The memorial contains 21 names for World War 1 and one for World War 2. It was originally unveiled on 1st February 1920.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2008

1914
THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE
1918

IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF NECTON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

MASON

Arthur Humphrey

Captain, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21st August 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 32. Son of R. Harvey Mason and Jane Charlotte Mason, of Necton Hall, Swaffham, Norfolk. Formerly Norfolk Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

STEAD

Ralph

Second Lieutenant, 16th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 31. Son of Arthur Charles Stead, of Necton, Swaffham, Norfolk. Enlisted, September 1914. Formerly 19th Battalion. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 1, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 53.

BELL

Martin

Private 267080, 1st/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1917. Born neston (sic - Necton), enlisted King's Lynn, resident Thetford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

BLOWERS

George

Private 32087, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Swaffham, enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

BROCK

George [Edward]

Private 4735. 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 10th November 1916. Aged 23. Born Necton, enlisted Norwich. Son of Alfred and Keziah Brock, of Necton, Norfolk. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 25.

CLARK

Esben

[Spelt CLARKE on SDGW & CWGC] Private 28165 [SDGW] or 48165 [CWGC], 5th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 28th September 1918. Aged 19. Born Necton, enlisted Ferryhill, resident Croxdale. Son of Henry and Harriet Clarke, of Church Walk, Necton, Swaffham, Norfolk. Formerly 5/11080, 87th Training Reserve Battalion. Commemorated on the screen wall in WORMS (HOCHHEIM HILL) CEMETERY, Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

CLARK

John William

[Spelt CLARKE on SDGW & CWGC] Private 8033, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 15th April 1915. Born Necton, enlisted Swaffham. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row E. Grave 9.

COLLISON, DCM

Charles

Private 8310, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 16th October 1916. Aged 25. Born Melton Constable, enlisted East Dereham. Son of Mrs. Ann Collison. Born at Necton, Swaffham, Norfolk. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row P. Grave 25.

DAINES

Sidney

Private 4189, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th September 1916. Aged 25. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of George and Eliza Daines, of Necton, Swaffham, Norfolk. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 11.

GREEN

Frederick

Private G/1495, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 42. Born Neeton (sic - necton), enlisted London. Son of Eliza Green, of Little Drift, Necton, Swaffham, Norfolk, and the late William Green. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

GREEN

George

Private 235152, 2nd/5th Battalion, prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died 16th September 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Necton, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of James and Emma Green, of Necton, Swaffham, Norfolk. Commemorated on P.O.W. Special Memorial, VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France.

Note: Special memorials commemorate 19 casualties who died as prisoners of war, of whom nine are buried here (Plot IV, Row A.) and ten at Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, none of whom could be individually identified; all are therefore commemorated at both sites.

HUBBARD

Herbert

Corporal 2447, 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th June 1916. Aged 21. Born Neeton (sic - Necton), enlisted Coventry, Warwickshire. Son of George and Elizabeth Hubbard, of Cambridge Cottage, Necton, Swaffham, Norfolk. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 3.

HUBBARD

William

Private 73203, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 16th September 1917. Aged 30. Born and resident Swaffham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Jesse and Martha Hubbard, of Necton, Swaffham; husband of Ethel Dora Hubbard, of 6, Gooderstone, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Formerly 13525, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

JARVIS

Harry

Private - No further information currently available

MAKINS

Gerald [Ernest]

Private 195, 16th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 27th April 1915. Aged 21. Born Necton. Son of Mr. W and Mrs. Annie Makins, of Necton, Swaffham, England. Farmer by trade. Educated at Swaffham Grammar School. Emigrated aged 19. No known grave. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 55. See also Australian War Memorial

MITCHELL

Arthur

Private 28195 [SDGW] or 26195 [CWGC], 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1916. Aged 40. Born Holme Hale, enlisted Norwich, resident Necton. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Mitchell, of Chantry Lane, Neston [sic- Necton], Swaffham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

NELSON

Ralph

Lance Corporal 40677, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd August 1917. Aged 20. Born Necton, enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Emily Nelson, of Necton, Swaffham, Norfolk. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 1.

PALMER

Henry William

Corporal - No further information currently available

SHINN

Robert Holman

Private 7974, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 6th March 1816. Aged 24. Born Litcham (SDGW), enlisted Norwich. Son of Francis R. Shinn, of East Bilney, East Dereham, Norfolk. Born at Necton (according to CWGC). Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot/Row/Section N. Grave 3.

SYMONDS

Robert

Private 13935. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1916. Born Necton, enlisted Norwich. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 6.

TASH

[Cecil] Lewis

Gunner 93707, 155th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 12th May 1917. Born necton, enlisted Norwich, resident Swaffham. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 15.

WALKER

Edwin [George]

Sergeant 235984, 1st/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 21st October 1918. Aged 28. Born Necton, enlisted Melton Constable. Son of George and Susan Walker, of Redgate Farm, Necton, Norfolk; husband of Ida Walker, of Hale Rd., Necton. Formerly 2054, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. PLot VIII. Row L. Grave 13B.

1939-1945

ASHMAN

H

Sergeant the only fit for this man without any obvious link is: Horace Arthur ASHMAN, Sergeant 13085175, Pioneer Corps. Died 27th April 1943. Aged 37. Son of Arthur Robert and Emily Amelia Ashman, of St. Pancras, London; husband of Annie Amelia Ashman, of St. Pancras. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot 7. Row T. Grave 2.

Last updated 14 October, 2008

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