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NORTHWOLD WAR MEMORIAL & ROLL OF HONOUR

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The Northwold war memorial takes the form of a cross close to the church of St Andrew's, Northwold and takes the form of a plain cross on a four-tiered plinth with and inscription and tablet added to the front for World War 2. There are 30 names for World War 1 and 9 for World War 2 (both these have yet to be transcribed). There is also a Roll of Honour for Northwold within the church of St Andrew's in the form of a framed handwritten scroll with 35 names for World War 1. THe names marked with an asterisk (*) are the 28 men named in the Norfolk Roll of Honour 1914-1918 originally printed in the Eastern Daily Press May-December 1919.

Photographs Copyright © Barry Wood 2008

IN UNDYING MEMORY
OF THE NORTHWOLD MEN WHO GAVE
THEIR IVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS

ROLL OF HONOUR
ST ANDREW'S
NORTHWOLD
GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ARMIGER

Frank

*Private 31205 [Sdgw] or 31295 [CWGC], 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th April 1917. Aged 31. Born Northwold, enlisted Norwich, resident Stoke Ferry. Son of William Armiger; husband of Mrs. Armiger, of Northwold, near Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 11.

BENNETT

John George

Private 34534, 6th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 16th September 1916. Aged 21. Born Ryhope, Durham, enlisted Sunderalnd. Son of Benjamin and Mary Bennett, of Lancaster Cottages, Northwold, Brandon, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

BOND

Burrell

*[Spelt Burrel on SDGW & CWGC] Private 14493, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Northwold, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

BRIDGE

Ernest

*probably Ernest BRIDGE, Private 14761, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Aged 19. Born Roxwell, Essex, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Bridge, of Roxwell, Chelmsford. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

BRINKLEY

Frederick

*possibly Frederick BRINKLEY, MM, Private 26226, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 30th October 1917. Aged 25. Born Norwich, enlisted and resident King's Lynn. Son of the late Sidney and Kathleen Brinkley, of Setchy, King's Lynn. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

BUSSEY

David [William]

*Rifleman A/205286, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 24th June 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Northwold, enlisted Norwich. Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Bussey, of Northwold, Brandon, Suffolk. Formerly TR/10/7204, 2nd Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot I. Row G. Grave 10.

BUSSEY

Harry

*Private 270082, "C" Company, 2/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 18th October 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Northwold. Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Bussey, of Northwold, Norfolk. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IV. Row N. Grave 28.

CHANDLER

Harvey [Edward Gould]

*[Listed as Havery Edwin Gould on CWGC] Private 241890, 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 15th April 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident Northwold, enlisted Norwich. Buried close to the entrance in NORTHWOLD CEMETERY, Norfolk.

CHAPMAN

Arthur

*No further information currently available

COATES

Edward [Charles]

*Private 235423, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial). Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 11th April 1918. Born Northwold, enlisted Attleboro. Son of Fred Harvey Chandler and Alice S. Chandler, of The Lanes Northwold. Brandon. Formerly 203129, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2.

CORBETT

Albert Reginald

Private 41610, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd April 1917. Aged 28. Born Chipping Campden, Gloucester, enlisted Norwich, resident Stoke Ferry. Husband of Elsie Florence Corbett, of Little London, Northwold, Norfolk. Formerly 5273, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot XVI. Row A. Grave 6.

CRISP

John [Arthur]

*Lance Corporal 84807, 208th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 9th August 1916. Aged 37. Born Northwold, enlisted Norwich, resident Stoke Ferry. Son of John and Elizabeth Crisp, of Northwold, Norfolk; husband of Amelia Crisp. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.

EAGLE

Isaac

*Private CH/18750, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Missing, assumed dead 13th November 1916. Aged 28. A Farm Labourer in 1906, a Political Agent in 1914). Born Foulden, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk 18th June 1888. Son of Agnes Eagle of Little London, North Wood, nr Stokes Ferry. He was ex-Private CH/15646 Royal Marine Light Infantry, enlisted Norwich 20th July 1906 until 21st May 1910 when he was discharged as an invalide. Re-enlisted in London 25th August 1914; with Deal Battalion at Dunkirk & Defence of Antwerp 1914 then Mesopotamian Expeditonary Force 28th February 1915; wounded in the thigh at Anzac 1st May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.

FULLER

George [William]

*Private 49770, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1918. Aged 30. Born Northwold, enlisted King's Lynn, resident Long Sutton, Lincolnshire. Husband of Dora Irene Smith (formerly Fuller), of 3, Maple Villas, Bridge Rd., Long Sutton, Lincs. Formerly 202126, LIncolnshire Regiment. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 2.

GARRED

Geoffrey William

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GEPP

Nicholas Melvill

Captain, 11th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) attached 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 6th August 1915. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey. Special Memorial C. 346.

HARBORD, MC

[Philip] Anthony [Aschton]

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 1st December 1917. Aged 20. Son of Philip and Elinor Harbord, of Northwold Lodge, Brandon, Norfolk. Brother of John (below). Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 2.

HARBORD, MC

John

Captain, Norfolk Yeomanry. Died 10th July 1918 of wounds received near Nieppe Forest 6th July 1918. Aged 24. Son of Philip and Elinor Julia Harbord, of Northwold Lodge, Brandon, Norfolk. Brother of Philip (above). Native of Norfolk. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 7.

HARMAN

Edward

From the TNA WO/364, his pension documents. These appear to be all that survive. His death was a direct result of the war but occurred too late to be classed as a war death.

He Joined up for Army service on 7 Jan 1917 and was called up at Norwich from the Reserve on 7 March 1917 to serve as Private M/300551 Motor Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps. He served at home until 10 Jan 1918 when he joined the BEF to France. By December 1918 (still in France) he was diagnosed as having contracted Tuberculosis disease in his right hip but he wasn't repatriated until 23 June 1919 when he was admitted to a specialist TB hospital. On 19 August 1919 he was discharged from the Army with 100% pension as permanently unfit for service and died several months later. His death was registered in Hammersmith and no information is avaiable as to where he was buried, possibly Whittington where his father was living in 1911. No headstone was recorded either there or Northwold when surveyed by members of the Norfolk Family History Society.

Born Edward Henry HARMAN in Northwold in 1898 he was the youngest son of John Edward HARMAN and Sabina THOMPSON.

Details kindly supplied by Rosie Flower (his 1st cousin, twice removed)

KNIGHTS

Frederick [William]

*Corporal G/36606, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) attached to 2/20th Battalion, London Regiment). Killed in action 14th September 1918. Aged 23. Born Northwold, enlisted Brandon. Son of George and Annie Knights, of Cross Hill, Northwold, Norfolk. Formerly S/31225, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

MACK

Ralph Michael

*Lieutenant-Commander, H.M.S. Tornado, Royal Navy. Died 23rd December 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 20. See also Mundesley War Memorial.

Special note. HMS Tornado was a destroyer which was mined on 23 December 1917 off the Maas light buoy. There was only one survivor.

MATTHEWS

Alfred [Edward]

*Private 14490, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 29th February 1916. Aged 19. Born Attleborough, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, of 37, Wellington Terrace, Thetford Rd., Brandon, Suffolk. Born at Northwold, Norfolk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 25.

MATTHEWS

William

*Private 41213, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 9th March 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Northwold. Formerly 5503, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

MOORE

Herbert

*Private 24055, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th June 1917. Aged 26. Born Great Cressingham, enlisted Northwold. Son of Lorenzo and Sarah Jane Moore, of Northwold, Brandon, Suffolk. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 22.

ORMISTON

Adam

*Lance Corporal TF/1334, 1/10th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) attached 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in the Persian Gulf 25th December 1915. Born Edrom, Berwick, enlisted Chelsea, Middlesex. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Section R. Grave 3.

PRYER, DCM

Frank

*Private 8355, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 31st July 1916. Aged 25. Born Northwold, enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Eliza Pryer, of Thrift Cottages, Northwold, Norfolk. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Commemorated in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Nisibin Memorial 247.

Note: At present, 4,160 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War are commemorated by name in the cemetery, many of them on special memorials. Unidentified burials from this period number 2,729.

READER

Alfred [George]

*Private 242473, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died of wound sin Palestine 11th December 1917. Aged 27. Born Northwold, enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Lucy Reader, of Northwold, Brandon, Norfolk. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section AA. Grave 62.

REED

Arthur [Edward]

*Private 8082, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 23rd October 1914. Born Northwold, enlisted Brandon, resident Banstead, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.

REED

[Joseph] Charles

*Private 35906, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Mundford, enlisted Norwich, resident Northwold. Formerly 32217, Suffolk Regiment. NO known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

REED

Roland [Walter Wilfrid]

*Private 4183, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 28th August 1915. Enlisted East Dereham. No known grave. Commmeorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

THEOBALD

Charles

*probably Charles George THEOBALD, Lance Corporal 22369, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th october 1916. Aged 23. Born Mundford, enlisted Norwich. Husband of Ada May Covell (formerly Theobald), of High St., Nordelph, Downham Market. Norfolk. Buried in BEAULENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, LIGNY-THILLOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 2.

THEOBALD

William

*probably William THEOBALD, Private 3/7932, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 17th February 1917. Born Downham, enlisted Suffolk. No known grave. Commmeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

THORPE

Thomas 'Tom'

*Private G/8112, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Northwold, resident Stoke Ferry. Son of Herbert and Sophia Thorpe, of Rose Villa, Northwold, Brandon, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

WELHAM

George

*probably George WELHAM, Private 55210, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (north Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds 8th October 1918. Born Pedham, enlisted Norwich, resident Swaffham. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 4.

WILSON

Christmas [James]

*Sergeant 20914, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Swaffham, enlisted Downham, resident Northwold. Formerly 5373, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

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