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NORFOLK TEACHERS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2005

The wording of this memorial was copied from a magazine dated 1995. At the time, the Memorial was in a passage close to the staff refectory at County Hall, Norwich. As the County Hall building is relatively new, we assume the memorial has been moved here from somewhere else. Does anyone know where it used to be situated? These types of memorial are very difficult to research, especially when, as in this case, only initials are used. The men could have come from anywhere in Norfolk, or indeed the country, therefore information regarding their place of birth etc is not particularly helpful. However, I have assumed there is a Norfolk connection somewhere, and have also assumed the men must be at least aged 21 or more. The research below is based on a “best guess” at the identity, and we will welcome any further information or corrections.

Photograph Copyright © Stuart McLaren - 2007

Norfolk teachers who died for King and Country
1914 - 1919.

AGER

Benjamin Norton

Private 43536. 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly G/9361 Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th January 1917. Aged 30. Born Portland, Dorset. Lived and enlisted Norwich. Once a student teacher at Bunwell School. Son of William Norton Ager and Mary Agar of Patterson Rd Norwich. Buried: Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Ref. B. 38.

BINDLEY

Raymond Hall

Corporal 17148. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd July 1916. Born Catton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

CATCHPOLE

Edward John Thomas

Lance Corporal 9270. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 12th August 1916. Born North End, Great Yarmouth. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

CARLESS

Francis Harold

Private 72682. 56th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd October 1917. Aged 25. Born Walsall, Staffordshire. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Frederick John Carless, of 3, Whittington Rd., Oswestry, and the late Ada Ellen Carless. Twice previously wounded. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 160.

CRAWFORD

Lindsay Oswald

Lance Corporal 267218. 8th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd September 1918. Aged 27. Lived Thetford, Norfolk. Enlisted North Walsham, Norfolk. Son of Lindsay Oswald and Florence Rhoda Crawford, of "Balcarres, Cabbell Rd., Cromer, Norfolk. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 60 to 64.

HADINGHAM

Bertie G.

Private 2335. 1st/6th Battalion Essex Regiment. Died of dysentery, in Alexandria, Egypt, contracted at Gallipoli, on 17th December 1915. Aged 25. Lived and enlisted Westcliffe on Sea. Son of Hedley and Catherine Hadingham, of Carleton Forehoe, Wymondham, Norfolk. Buried: Alexandria (Chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. C. 98.

HOLMAN

Walter I.

Private 20542. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 17870 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea on 13th August 1915, drowned in the sinking of H.M. Transport Royal Edward. Aged 34. Born and lived Shipdham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Fredrick and Hannah Holman, of Letton Rd., Shipham, Norfolk. transferred to the 1st Essex as a reinforcement from the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion The Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

JOHNSON

L.

No further information available at present.

LOADES

George William

Serjeant 9281. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th October 1915. Aged 23. Born Hemsby, Norfolk. Enlisted Great Yarmouth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Loades, of White House, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

MARWICK

William

rivate 43403. 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly 1897 Northumberland Hussars. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 5th September 1918. Aged 39. Born Edinburgh. Lived Gosforth, Northumberland. Enlisted Stockfield, Northumberland. Son of William and Ann Marwick, of "Cramond, Bolam, Heighington, Co. Durham; husband of Margaret A. C. Marwick, of Binham, Wighton, Norfolk. Buried: Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. A. 2.

OVERMENT

Frederick

Rifleman 1604. 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th May 1915. Aged 28. Born, lived and enlisted in Fakenham. Son of Rose Anna Overment, of Mount Pleasant, Fakenham, Norfolk, and the late James Overment. Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10. Cemetery:

PAYNE

Albert Carsewell

Private 30000. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 8th August 1917. Aged 31. Born Feering, Essex. Lived Mileham, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Helen Payne, of Coggleshall, Essex; husband of Elizabeth Jane Payne, of 100, Patteson Rd., Norwich. Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XVII. D. 7A.

WADE

Herbert John Clark

Lieutenant. 130th Company (CD gives 180th) Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds on 14th November 1917. Aged 27. Son of Clark J. and Elizabeth Wade, of Roughton, Norwich. Gazetted July, 1917. Buried: Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. F. 29.

WARBY

Albert Stanley

Private 475299. 88th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 4th October 1917. Aged 24. Lived Lowestoft, Suffolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Jane Warby, of Lowestoft, formerly of London; husband of Ida Mary Warby, of 65, Rotterdam Rd., Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried: Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VII. F. 16.

WITHERS

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No further information available at present.

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