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NORTH LOPHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Tony Brooks, Researched Martin Edwards - 2006

The memorial is on the right of the Church of St Mary in the village (OS Map Ref: TM 036 830). It takes the form of an ornate stone obelisk mounted on a sqaure stone base with inscriptions on the base in black lettering. The top of the obelisk is finished in a trefoil design. The base of the memorial obelisk has laurel wreaths, in relief, on each of the four sides. There are 15 names for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2.
Photographs Copyright © Tony Brooks 2006

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF NORTH
LOPHAM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

BAKER Thomas [James]
Private 15570, 9th Battalion, Borfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 5th May 1916. Aged 22. Born North Lopham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Benjamin Baker, of North Lopham, Thetford, Norfolk. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 26.
BROWN Frederick
No further information currently
COCKSEDGE Bertram "Bert"
Private 18400, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Born Rougham, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.
COLLINS William
No further information currently
CROWE William [Wharton Womack]

Married in South Lopham 17 May 1914 to Eliza Maria Kelly and was the last miller in North Lopham. He was called up in 1916 and served with the 4th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers; he was killed on 26 September 1917. His birth was registered in the July to September Quarter 1892 in the Guiltcross Registration District, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he is resident with William Newson Womack and his wife Lois, he is their grand nephew, aged 8, a scholar, born orth Lopham, resident Jubilee Lane, North Lopham. Cannot find any further information on CWGC or SDGW]

The National Probate Calendar records the administration of his will as follows:

CROWE William Wharton Womack of the Mill House North Lopham Norfolk private 4th battalion Royal Fusiliers died 20 September 1917 in France Administration London 3 December to Eliza Maria Crowe widow.
Effects £83.

The UK Army Register of Soldiers Effects lists him as male, died 26 September 1917 in Belge. Private G/48596, Royal Fusiliers.

EMMS [Herbert] Sydney
Private 20661, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13th August 1915. Aged 23. Born and resident North Lopham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Emms, of North Lopham, Diss, Norfolk. Formely 17447, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
EMMS Albert [Ernest]
Private 493882, 1st/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1916. Aged 28. Enlisted Norwich, resident Lopham. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Emms, of North Lopham, Diss, Norfolk. Formerly 25070, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.
EMMS Frank
Private 24202, 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1918. Aged 22. Born North Lopham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Thomas and Rebecca Emms, of North Lopham, Norfolk. Buried in LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 5.
EMMS James
Private 15573, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 30th September 1916. Aged 22. Born North Lopham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Thomas and Rebecca Emms. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 15. Grave 7.
EMMS Wilfred
Private 19760, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd July 1916. Aged 18. Born North Lopham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Emms, of Jubilee Lane, North Lopham, Diss, Norfolk. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 25.
GARNHAM Alan [George]
Private 307740, 2nd/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 11th October 1918. Enlisted Norwich, resident Thetford. Buried in LANDRECIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 3.
HOGG Arthur
Private 23572, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1918. Born and resident North Lopham, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 33022, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 48.
HOLDEN Albert
Private G/8945, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 11th Septmber 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident North Lopham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Emma Holden, of The Street, North Lopham, Diss, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.
HUTSON [Horace] Frederick
Private 18814, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 27. Born North Lopham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Herbert Frederick Hutson, of Cavick Rd., Wymondham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
SMITH William
No further information currently

THERE'S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD
THAT IS FOREVER ENGLAND"

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF NORTH/
LOPHAM, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945

EMMS Bertie
probably Albert Frederick Mons EMMS, Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1376234, 214 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th March 1942. Aged 27. Son of Frederick and Sarah Emms; husband of Phyllis Mary Emms, of Welling, Kent. Buried in VRIEZENVEEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Overijssel, Netherlands. Collective grave 1-6.
PAYNE Bertie [Henry]
Trooper 319003, 16th/5th Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 9th April 1943. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bertie Furgus Payne; husband of Lily May Payne, of Martlesham, Suffolk. No known grav. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL,Tunisia. Face 2.
PRATT George
No further information currently
SYZLING Lionel [Frederick]
Private 5773088, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 8th July 1944. Aged 23. Son of Fredrick James Syzling and Ethel Maud Syzling; husband of Ethel Daisy Syzling, of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. Buried in CAMBES-EN-PLAINE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Row J. Grave 16.
WORBY Charles [William]
Guardsman 2738160, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 2nd August 1944. Aged 23. Son of Reginald Claud and Winifred Mabel Worby, of North Lopham, Norfolk. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 15.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

Buried in the cemetery but not on memorial

MORDAUNT Guy MIchael
Sergeant 535363, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd Janauary 1945. Son of Christopher John and Mary Patricia Mordaunt, of North Lopham. Buried in NORTH LOPHAM CEMETERY, North Lopham, Norfolk. Consecrated Ground. Grave 560

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