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NORDELPH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Chris Harley- 2004

Outside village hall on the opposite side of the river to the main road

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THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
1914-1918

BETTLES John William

Private 19470, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd April 1916 in Mesopotamia. Born 20th August 1896 at The Fen, Hilgay, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of John William Bettles & Rebecca Bettles (nee Lavender). Commemorated on Mary Clingo's (nee Bettles) gravestone in Nordelph graveyard - see also John Clingo below. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 10.

 

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BIRD* Arthur Charles

Private 21349, 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 5th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Norwich, resident Nordelph. Formerly 19075, Norfolk Regiment. Son of Charles and Susan Bird. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot XIV Row A Grave 12.

BRAUNTON Walter Frederick

Private 13634, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 10th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Upwell, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. W. H. and Mrs. A. E. Braunton, of Nordelph, Downham, Norfolk. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 40.

BURGON R

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CLINGO John [aka Jack]

Private 40309, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Nordelph, enlisted Norwich. Son of John Clingo of bedford bank, Nordelph; husband of Mabel Clingo (nee Raynjer). Formerly Private 5242, 3rd/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated on Mary Clingo's (nee Bettles) gravestone in Nordelph graveyard - see also John Bettles above. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.

FEARY J W

possibly J W FEARY, Driver 61722, "I" Battery, 7th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 22nd December 1918. Buried in CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 3.

FLATT Charles

Private 201928, 2nd/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Nordelph, enlisted Grimsby, resident Stepney, London. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

FULLER Edward James

Private 20463, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 6th August 1915. Born 16 May 1886, West Dereham, enlisted Norwich, resident Nordelph. Son of John & Sarah Ann Wright Fuller; husband of Kate (nee Watson) Fuller and father of of Phyllis, Evelyn and John Edward Kitchener Fuller. Formerly 16710, Norfolk Regiment. Possiibly buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey but commemorated on Special Memorial C 349.

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GEORGE, DCM Albert

Private 8632, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 15th April 1916 in Mesopotamia. Born Siderstone, enlisted Downham Market. Son of Edward George, of High St., Nordelph, Downham Market. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M). Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq, Row D. Grave 11.

HALES* George William
Acting Bombardier 101399, 230th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 2nd August 1917. Aged 29. Born Nordelph, enlisted Norwich. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hales, of Nordelph; husband of Kate Hales, of High St., Nordelph, Downham, Norfolk. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II Row C Grave 6/8.
HITE F

probably Fredrick Height, Private 22161, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Stow, enlisted Wisbech. Buried in BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 9.

MANSELL Arthur Edward

Private 35247, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial Force), Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Denver, enlisted Norwich, resident Downham Market. Son of William and Maria Mansell, of Salter's Lode, Downham Market Norfolk. Formerly 6534, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 23.

PEPPER Bertie

Sergeant 13784, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Upwell, enlisted Norwich. Son of Samuel Pepper, of 4, High St., Nordelph, Downham, Norfolk. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.

RICHER* John Thomas

Private 21187, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born St Germains, enlisted Norwich, resident Nordelph. Formerly 17069, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VI Row B Grave 9.

TIFFIN* Herbert

Private 40833, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born and resident Nordelph, enlisted Attleborough. Son of M. R. and Sophia Tiffin, of Nordelph, Downham Market, Norfolk. Formerly 28321, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III Row F Grave 19.

WILES* George

[Spelt WILDS on SDGW] Private 235437, 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 12th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 31. Born Nordelph, enlisted Attleboro. Son of Joseph and Sarah Wiles, of Nordelph, Downham Market, Norfolk; husband of Florence Wiles, of Outwell, Wisbech. Formerly 20313, Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2.

WOOLNER Walter Frederick

Private 66043, 2nd Battalion (Depot), Suffolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 19th March 1920. Aged 22. Born Mundford, enlisted Wisbech. Son of Daniel and Harriet E. Woolner, of Hundreds Farm, Welney, Wisbech. Commemorated on screen wall in TOTTENHAM AND WOOD GREEN CEMETERY, Middlesex. General 7359.

YOUNGS Alfred Benjamin

[Listed as YOUNG on CWGC] Private 11770, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd April 1917. Born Upwell, resident Downham Market. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

1939-1945
CROUCH Ernest Walter

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1874592, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th December 1943. Aged 20. Son of Percy Edward and Ellen Crouch, of Upwell. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY cMETERY, Cambridge. Grave 14717A.

Not on war memorial but associated with Nordelph
HENSBY* Herbert Flatt

[On SDGW Gunner] Lance Bombardier 123017, "B" Battery, 94th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 26th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Nordelph, enlisted Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Son of Mrs. M. J Hensby, of Friday Bridge, Wisbech. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X Row C Grave 22

OSBORN Sidney

Lance Sergeant 33683, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Walsoken, enlisted Wisbech. Son of Edward & Elizabeth Osborn. Formerly 2663, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 73.

SMITH Ralph Edward

Private 40105, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 24th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Barroway Drove, enlisted Noriwch. Son of James and Sarah Ann Smith, of Barroway Drove, Downham, Norfolk. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II Row L Grave 3.

TUCK* Wesley Edgar Reuben

Lance Sergeant 15671, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 24th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born Nordelph, enlisted Norwich. Son of Frederick James and Julia Tuck, of Nordelph, Downham, Norfolk. Buried in ST NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD, DERSINGHAM, Norfolk. See also Dersingham

TUCK* William Randall or Reginald

[Listed as William Randall on SGW and William Reginald on CWGC] Lance Corporal 2284, 1st/5th Battalion (Teritorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 28th August 1915. Aged 23. Born Nordelph, enlisted East Dereham. Son of William Henry and Ellen Grace Tuck, of The Homestead, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

WOODS* Frederick

Lance Corporal 16738, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 18. Born Nordelph, enlisted Littleport. Son of G. F. C. and Mary Ann Woods, of Hawkes Drove, Littleport, Ely, Cambs. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

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