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NORTH RUNCTON - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley, Researched
Lynda Smith - 2006

North Runcton is situated a mile or two south of King’s Lynn. The war memorial is situated in the churchyard of All Saints Church, and there is also a Roll of Honour inside the church. There is a window dedicated in memory of those from this village who laid down their lives for King and Country in the Great War 1914-18, in the north side of the church

1914-1918

BARNES

Charles Henry

Private G/15274. 11th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds with the British Expeditionary Force on 7th December 1917. Aged 29. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of George and Harriett Barnes, of Hardwick, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried: Nine Elms British Cemetery Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IX. D. 7.

BARRETT

Herbert William

Private 15556. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th September 1915. Aged 21. Born Barton Bendish. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Herbert W. Barrett, of Warley Farm, Babingley, King's Lynn. His brother Walter Thomas also fell. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas De Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

BARRETT

Walter Thomas

Private 43216. 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly 24076 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st March 1918. Aged 27. Born Eastmore, Norfolk. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Herbert W. Barrett, of Worley Farm, Babingley, King's Lynn, Norfolk. His brother Herbert William also fell. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 23 and 24.

BOWMAN

Robert

Private 5428. 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment. Formerly 124146 Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 24th October 1918. Aged 24. Born Hardwick, Norfolk. Lived and enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Sarah Bowman, of Hardwick, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried: Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IV. I. 38.

DREW

Charles Leonard

Private 40831. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 12th October 1917. Born North Runcton. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Mr. T. C. Drew, of North Runcton, King's Lynn. Buried: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. I. P. 24.

DREW

Herbert Harold

Rifleman 392880. 1st/9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Formerly 24944 10th battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th April 1917. Aged 24. Husband of Martha Drew, of Providence Row, Wormegay, King's Lynn. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

DUNETT

John Robert

Private 28983. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd October 1917. Aged 35. Born Forncett St Peter. Enlisted Norwich. Lived North Runcton. Son of John and Louisa Dunnett, of Forncett St. Peter, Norwich. Buried: Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. F. 9.

GRIGGS

Frederick Walter

Private 15341. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th September 1915. Aged 20. Born North Runcton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of George Robert Griggs, of New Rd., Wimbotsham, King's Lynn. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas De Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

MITCHLEY

Sydney Robert

Second Lieutenant. 10th Battalion attached 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 12th October 1916. Aged 28. Son of Robert and Hannah Mitchley, of 18, Thomas St., King's Lynn; husband of Elizabeth Mitchley, of Church Farm, North Runcton, King's Lynn. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

NICHOLS

William George

Lance Corporal 6965. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th January 1915. Aged 30. Born Swainsthorpe, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William George and Mary Ann Nichols; husband of Annie Elizabeth Nichols, of North Runcton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried: Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. A. 4.

SAMPHER

John Smith

Private 203325. 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 23rd August 1917. Born and lived King’s Lynn. Enlisted Ipswich. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. P. II. H. 11B.

STEWARD

Harvest Joseph

Corporal 60028. 101st Company, Labour Corps. Formerly Lance Corporal 31315. 34th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 15th May 1918. Born Middleton, Norfolk. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. P. XI. K. 8A.

STEWARD

Alfred Martin

Private 14431. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th September 1918. Aged 27. Born Middleton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Sarah Elizabeth Steward, of New Cottages, Hardwick, King's Lynn. Commemorated: Vis-En-Artois Memorial Pas De Calais, France. Panel 4.

THURSTON

Frederick

Lance Corporal 85351. 207th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th January 1918. Aged 32. Born North Runcton. Enlisted Norwich. Lived Middleton. Son of Stephen and Rebecca Thurston, of North Runcton, King's Lynn; husband of Sarah Ann Thurston, of Fair Green, Middleton, King's Lynn. Buried: St. Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, St. Martin-Sur-Cojeul, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. E. 18.

Roll of Honour

Lists those who served their Country in the Army and Navy.

CARTER

F

FRANCE

BERRY

A.

FRANCE

BRITTON

Arthur Albert Britton.

FRANCE - Private 9240, 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th October 1915. Aged 21. Born King’s Lynn. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William E. and Emily Britton, of The Red Shop, Norfolk St., King's Lynn. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

CHESNEY

E.

ROYAL NAVY

CHESNEY

S.

FRANCE

EASTER

W.

EGYPT & PALESTINE

FROST

F.

FRANCE

HARROD

R.

FRANCE

 

HOWLING

T.

FRANCE - No further information available at present.

JACOBS

S.

FRANCE

LAWRENCE

A.

FRANCE

LONG

G.

NEAL

E.

FRANCE

NEAL

C.

FRANCE

PARNELL

W.

FRANCE

PARNELL

G.

EGYPT & PALESTINE

PARSLEY

H.

SALONICA

ROWE

T.

FRANCE

ROWE

S.

SEARLES

J.

FRANCE

SIMMONS

R.

STANFORTH

W.

FRANCE

WINFIELD

J.

FRANCE

The memorial plaque for World War 2.

This Tablet is erected in Memory of
the men from this village who laid down their lives
in the course of freedom in the Second World War
1939 -1945

MITCHLEY

Robert Percy

Serjeant 1457493. 20 anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 6th June 1944. Aged 28. Son of Robert Sydney and Elizabeth Owen Mitchley; husband of Florence Elizabeth Mitchley. Buried: Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Ref. II. E. 35.

CHAPMAN

E.J.

Gnr Norfolk Yeomanry. No further information available at present.

HAZELWOOD

John.

Probably: Private 5774566. 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 27th May 1943. Aged 22. Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 2. O. 54.

Last updated: 11 January, 2006

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