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NORTH CREAKE - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 and Other Conflicts - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley, Researched Martin Edwards - 2004

The memorial is on the right of the Church of St Mary in the village.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
WHO GAVE THE VICTORY
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE UP THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

This cross was erected 1920.

BEALES James
probably James Beales, Private 18102, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 3rd July 1916 in Mesopotamia. Age 30. Born Deopham, enlisted Norwich. Son of William Beales, of Browick, Wymondham; husband of Mary Ellen Beales, of Folly Rd., Wymondham, Norfolk. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave VIII. A. 11.
BRAY Albert
No further information currently
BRAY Bernard
No further information currently
BRAY Ernest Bernard

Private 20467, Norfolk Regiment transferred to 241799, Labour Corps. Died 5th December 1918. Age 23. Husband of G. M. Bray, of 15, Garrett St., Middlesbrough. Buried in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, NORH CREAKE, Nofolk.

20467 PRIVATE
E...B. BRAY
NORFOLK REGT.
5th DECEMBER 1918 age 0

GONE FROM US
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

BURTON John
Private 3/10269 [SDGW] or 10268 [CWGC], 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment attached Trench Mortar Battery. Died of wounds 5th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 39. Born North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Sarah Burton, of North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. N. 52.
DENNIS Sydney
No further information currently
DENNIS Vincent
No further information currently
EVERETT William
No further information currently - there is a Walter EVERETT listed as Ordinary Seaman J/41770, H.M.S. "Hampshire", Royal Navy. Died 5th June 1916. Age 24. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Garner, of North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hamsphire. Panel 14.
GRIMMER William
Driver 211621, "C" Battery, 124th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 22nd May 1919. Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Grimmer, of Shammar Cottages, North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave IX. A. 13.
HENDRY Edward
Private 20693, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13th August 1915. Born and resident Fakenham, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 12220, Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233
JOHNSON Samuel
Private 26604, "D" Company, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 3rd September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Hayfield, Cheshire, enlisted Buxton, Derbyshire, resident Fakenham, Norfolk. Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Johnson, of West St., North Geake, Norfolk. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Grave XVII. F. 17.
LEETE [Joseph] Oswald
Gunner 38926, 38th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 30th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born North creake, enlisted Fakenham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Leete, of North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 1.
PARNELL James
Private 17223, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born North Creake, enlisted Norwich. Son of William & Bridget [nee Mack] Parnell, of North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk; other sources state he was the son of William & Bridget Parnell of Burnham St. Docking. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
STRINGER Albert [Arthur]
Private G/26124, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 30th october 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident North Creake, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Rosanna Stringer, of West St., North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk. Buried in LANDRECIES BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave A. 13.
HEWITT Charles
Able Seaman 217775, H.M.S. "Russell", Royal Navy. Died 27th April 1916. Age 30. Son of the late Edward and Mary Ann Hewitt, of North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 16.
HEWITT Harold
No further information currently
ALSO IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE
WAR 1939 - 1945
ADCOCK J
No further information currently
EMERSON William
Lance Corporal 5772441, 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in the battle for Singapore 13th February 1942. Age 42. Husband of E. S. Emerson, of North Creake, Norfolk. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Kranji, Singapore. Column 48.
HARVEY Charles [Albert]
Driver T/79200, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 27th May 1940. Age 21. Son of John Robert and Florence Harvey, of North Creake, Norfolk; husband of Doris Harvey. Buried in ST. JAMES'S CEMETERY, DOVER, Kent. Row J. Grave 39.
LEETE A
No further information currently
PETCHEY B
No further information currently
SANDELL William
Private 14524389, 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 31st March 1944. Son of Edward and Rose Sandell, of Fakenham, Norfolk. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Grave XXII. A. 7.
SMALLS F
No further information currently
SMITH Lawrence William

Petty Officer Stoker C/KX78251, H.M.S. Dido, Royal Navy. Died 21st May 1942. Age 33. Son of Francis and Ellen Smith, of North Creake; husband of Gwendoline Margaret Smith, of Dovercourt Bay, Essex. Buried in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, NORTH CREAKE, Norfolk.

L.W. SMITH
STOKER. P.O. R.N
C/KX 78251
H.M.S. DIDO
21st MAY 1942. age 33

ABIDE WITH ME
EVER REMEMBERED
BY YOUR LOVING WIFE GWEN
and DAUGHTER MARGARET.

THURSFIELD [James] Barry
Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Loch Glendhu, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th April 1946. Age 20. Son of Rear-Admiral Henry G. Thursfield and Celia Thursfield, of Fakenham, Norfolk. Buried in COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY, Sri Lanka. Grave 3. A. 2.

16 October 2004

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