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NORWICH CATHEDRAL - BOYS MODEL SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © photographed Martin Edwards 2004
and researched Damon Rogers

The memorial is in the form of a brass plaque near to one of the entrances to the Cathedral from the cloisters..

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2004
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BOY'S MODEL SCHOOL, NORWICH.
IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF THE
MASTERS & OLD BOYS OF THE SCHOOL
WHO, IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR, 1914-18,
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN DEFENCE OF RIGHT

AYTON

George Edwin

Gunner 123638, 'C' Battery, 55th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 16th December 1916. Born and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Also shown on roll for Prince's Street Congregational Church, Norwich.

BACON

Charles Edward

Sergeant 267172. 2/6th Battalion (Territorials), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died in France 19th July 1916. Born St Peter's, Mancroft, Norwich, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 744, 6th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated on Loos Memorial. Also shown on roll for St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich.

BAKER

Ernest John

Private (Lance Corporal) 241781, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died in France 14th November 1916. Age 20. Enlisted Norwich. Youngest son of Robert and Elizabeth Jenner Baker of 8 Valentine Street, Norwich. Formerly 2946, Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

BALES

Alfred Benjamin

Private 436662, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in Belgium 7th April 1916. Born Norwich 18th October 1892. Son of E.W. Bales of Magdalen Street, Norwich. Worked as a farmer in Canada. Enlisted early 1915. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery. Plot I. Row A. Grave 22

BECKETT

William Thomas

Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, M-6629 (PO), H.M.S. Bulwark, Royal Navy. Killed by internal explosion of ship at Sheerness, 26th November 1914. Age 22. Son of Thomas and Amelia Beckett of 1 Caernarvon Road, Norwich. Buried Norwich Cemetery. Grave 48.38). On roll of St. Thomas' Church, Heigham, Norwich.

BECKHAM

Walter

Probably Walter John BECKHAM - Corporal 12245, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died France, 8th October 1916. Age 31. Son of Samuel J. Beckham and Rachel Beckham of 46 Cardiff Road, Norwich. Husband of Edith Beckham of 85 Gertrude Road, Norwich. Born South Heigham, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. His occupation is given as apprentice carpenter on the 1901 Census. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery Plot XVI Row E Grave 11A.

BINGHAM

Alfred Augustus

Private 14, 28th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Killed in action France between 3rd November 1916 and 6th November 1916. Age 36. Son of Frederick Bingham of 63 Ber Street, Norwich (this is where Alfred was born). Next of kin noted as Miss L. Bingham, his sister. Went to Australia aged 30. Worked as a carpenter and joiner before enlisting. His Australian War Memorial record shows that he attended the 'Model Endowed School'. Embarked with the 28th1st March 1915. Commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. Also shown on roll for Prince's Street Congregational Church, Norwich.

BOAST

Herbert Alfred

Private 5206, 1/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action France 16th November 1916. Age 42. Born Yarmouth although SDGW states Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late Arthur and Ellen Boast. An engine stoker by trade according to 1901 Census. Formerly 5841, Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.

BORRETT

Claude

Private. 41359. 10th Essex Regiment. Killed/died France 25th March 1918. Born Canada around 1890. Commemorated in Guise (La Desolation) French National Cemetery, Flavigny-le-Pettit, on Special Memorial 1.

BUTTIFANT

Leonard (Len) Charles

Private 320976, 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 19th September 1918. Age 22. Born South Heigham, Norwich. Son of Owen and Ida E. Buttifant of 80 Dereham Road, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Family lived in Sudbury in 1901. Buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul. II.B.18

CANNELL

Arthur

Lance Corporal 43119, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 4th September 1916. Age 18. Born New Catton, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Believed to be the son of Sarah Francis and the late George Cannell of Norwich, and hence the brother of Percy Cannell. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, XXV.K.5

CANNELL

Percy

Private. 45256. 1/5th South Lancashire Regiment. Killed France 29th September 1917. Age 21. Son of Sarah Francis and the late George Cannell of Norwich. Believed to be the brother of Arthur Cannell. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimelle. Plot V. Row B. Grave 18. Also shown on roll for St. James Church, Norwich.

COLMAN

Julius [James Daniel]

Private 16896, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 19th December 1915. Age 25. Born St. Andrews, Norwich. Son of Mrs. S. Colman, 154 Earlham Road, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Plot II. Row J. Grave 1

COOK

John Robert

Private 20352, 1/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed/died France 4th November 1916. Age 23. Son of Thomas and Louisa Cook of 53 Grove Road, Norwich. Buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Plot I. Row H. Grave 2.

COOPER

Louis [Lewis][William]

Private 50683, 12th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action France 23rd November 1917. Age 20. Son of Herbert Willie James and Florence Mary Cooper of Norwich. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial.

DAWSON

Thomas William

Private 47125, 22nd Battalion (Tyneside Scottish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action France 17th June 1917. Age 22. Born Aldborough, Suffolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of William Dawson. Had previously served as 74211, Royal Engineers. Commemorated on Arras Memorial.

DIX

Cyril

No further information currently available

DYE

George N

No further information currently available

EARLES

Stan Victor

Private (Lance Corporal) 40655, 'B' Company, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 28th April 1917. Age 29. Born Bristol. Son of John Spencer and Amy Earles, of 51 Riverside Road, Norwich. Husband of Victoria Earles, 20 Amherst Road, Ealing, London. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated on Arras Memorial.

FALSAR

John [Jack] W

Private 29236, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action, France, 15th September 1916. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. Age 38. Born Norwich, one of six children. Son of David and Sarah Falsar of 134 King Street, Norwich. His father was born in Poland. Jack's trade is given as upholsterer in the 1901 Census. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.

FOSTER

George A

No further information currently available

GAY

Wilfred Ernest

Private 42887, 2/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed Belgium 29th July 1917. Age 38. Born King's Lynn. Husband of Mrs. Gay of 34 Staithe Road, Bungay. Lived Norwich in 1901, shown on Census as a printer compositor. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Plot II. Row A. Grave 16. Also shown on roll for Prince's Street Congregational Church, Norwich.

GRIMBLE

Henry

Second Lieutenant. 8th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action France 28th September 1916. Age 22. Son of Henry and Frances Sarah Grimble of 21 Northcote Road, Norwich. Thiepval Memorial.

HALFACRE

Edward Charles

Private, 8th Battalion, London Regiment. Not shown on Commonwealth War Graves internet or SDGW.

HALL

Frederick Donald

2nd Corporal 46999, 95th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in Belgium 25th October 1917. Age 23. Born and enlisted Norwich. Son of Herbert Alison Hall of 22 Essex Street, Norwich. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Plot III. Row J. Grave 27. Also shown on roll for Holy Trinity Church, Heigham, Norwich.

HALL

Joshua Archibald

Sergeant 6249, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 28th August 1914. Born Bowners-on-Windermere, Westmoreland. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial. Also shown on roll for St. Saviour's Church, Norwich.

HEMNELL

Percy George

Private 325050, 1/8th RBattalion, oyal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Belgium 27th August 1917. Age 22. Born Mulbarton, Norfolk. Son of Charles and Alice F. Hemnell, of 18 St. Faith's Lane, Norwich. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial. Also shown on roll for St. Peter, Parmentergate, Norwich and Prince's Street Congregational Church, Norwich.

HOWARD

Nathaniel William

Gunner 30989, 63rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France 5th October 1917. Enlisted Stratford, London E., resident West Ham, London E. Buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines, I.J.28

HUMPHREY

Joseph Herbert

Second Lieutenant, 1st/2nd Battalion attached 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Belgium 20th September 1917. Age 24. Son of Thomas Samual and Lydia Maria Humphrey of 25 Cedar Road, Norwich. Husband of Alice Louise Humphrey of 2 Victoria Terrace, St. John's, Cheltenham. Enlisted January 1915 in the 16th Middlesex Regiment. Buried in Oxford Road Cemetery, Plot III. Row A. Grave 11

KEYMER

William P

Private 1031, 15th 9The King's) Hussars, The Cavalry. Killed in action in France 11th September 1914. Born New Letonham, Norwich, enlisted and resident Norwich. Buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, Plot II. Row G. Graves 5/6.

LACEY

Herbert

No further information currently available

LLOYD

Richard Owen

Rifleman 45741, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds in France 29th April 1918. Age 18. Born, resident and enlisted Norwich. Son of Merrick Elwin and Lucy Elizabeth Lloyd of 58 William Street, Norwich. Buried in Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot III. Row AA. Grave 3

MORTER

Alfred Urban

Pioneer 85380, 209th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action France 1st July 1916. Born and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

MUSKETT

Cecil Frederick

Private 29832, 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Belgium 9th October 1917. Age 20. Born Kirby Bebon, Norfolk. Son of Frederick and Alice C. Muskett of Hill House, Mulbarton. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Plot XII. Row H. Grave 9

NEWTON

Percy Arthur

Captain, 'A' Company, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in France 25th September 1915. Age 29. Son of the late Samuel and Emily Newton, of Norwich. Commemorated on Loos Memorial.

PALMER

Ernest Arthur

Private 43021, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in France 12th October 1916. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

PAYNE

Robert Riches

Private 46403, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in France 7th October 1916. Age 25. Son of James and Sarah Payne of The Old House, Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, Plot XVIII. Row D. Grave 5.

PERT

Leonard Harry

Rifleman S-17986, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in France 3rd May 1917. Age 25. Son of Harry and Alice Pert of 31 Pitt Street, Norwich. A schoolmaster under L.C.C. Commemorated on Arras Memorial. Also shown on roll for St. George’s, Colegate, Norwich.

RANSOM

Robert Cyril Starling

Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Belgium 19th October 1917. Buried in Minty Farm Cemetery, Plot I. Row A. Grave 13

READ

Clare Moore

Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action in France 19/07/1918. Age 25. Husband of Eva R.M. of 80 Dover Street, Norwich. Formerly Norfolk Regiment. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, III.E.14.

SEXTON

James Horace

Private 63691, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds in France 4th July 1918. Age 19. Born, resident and enlisted Norwich. Son of Herbert and Jane Sexton of 7 St. Matthew's Road, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich. Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot I.Row N. Grave 22

SIZER

Edward [James]

Private S-307337, 228 Brigade Train, Army Service Corps. Died in Greece 22nd September 1918. Age 27. Born Canning Town E., enlisted and resident Norwich. Son of Fickess and Bessie Ann Sizer of Holly Lodge, Telegraph Lane West, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich. Buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Row A. Grave 140

SKOULDING

William Charles

Lance Corporal 19593, 'D' Company, 10th Battalion, Scottish Rifles. Killed in action France 26th April 1917. Age 23. Born and resident Norwich, enlisted Tottenham. Son of Harry O. and Emily E. Skoulding, of 8 Leopold Road, Unthank Road, Norwich. Awarded the Military Medal, London Gazette 18th June 1917. Formerly 96247, Royal Field Artillery. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

SMITH

Frank Herbert

(Acting) Sergeant 43037, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action France 28th April 1917. Age 21. Son of Herbert William and Alice Mary Smith of The Chalet, Brundall Gardens, Norwich. Enlisted North Walsham. Also shown on roll for St. Matthew’s, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

SYMONDS

Sidney Frank

Air Mechanic 2nd Class 155392, H.M.S. Empress, Mercantile Marine. Killed/died 1st August 1919. Age 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Symonds of 81 Churchill Road, Norwich. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta, Plot B. Row XX. Grave 7

TOOKE

Maurice J

Private 43492, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France 24th April 1918. Born Norwich around 1897 and resident Norwich. Formerly 2385, Norfolk Cyclists. Buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Brettoneux, Plot II. Row G. Grave 5

WHITING

Henry [Harry] E

Private 3/10369, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died France 2nd May 1916. Born Sprowston, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Plot I. Row B. Grave 19.

WILBY

Charles Henry

Private 6833, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed France 19th September 1914. Age 28. Born Buxton Lamas, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Drayton, Norfolk. Son of William and Margaret Wilby of 18 Sigismund Road, Norwich. Buried in Le Mans West Cemetery, Row A. Grave 12

WOOD

Arthur Frederick

[Listed as Frederick Arthur on CWGC & CWGC] Aka Tom. Private 49933, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1918. Born Victoria Park, Essex, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 3123, Suffolk Yeomanry Cyclist Regiment. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial.

WRIGHT

Francis S

Probably Francis Samuel WRIGHT, Trooper 3083, 2nd Life Guards. Died of wounds, France, 4th February 1916 (possibly 14th). Age 21. Son of Mr. H.W. and Mrs. E.T. Wright of 41 Havelock Road, Norwich. Born Norwich. Enlisted Windsor. Brother of Reginald Harry Wright. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery (IV.H.86)

WRIGHT

Reginald H

Probably Reginald Harry WRIGHT, Private 19129, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action, Belgium, 5th May 1915. Age 19. Son of Mr. H.W. and Mrs. E.T. Wright of 41 Havelock Road, Norwich. Born Heigham, Norwich. Enlisted Felixstowe, Suffolk. Brother of Francis Samuel Wright. Buried Perth (China Wall) Cemetery Plot IV. Row J. Grave 17.

DEDICATED AT THE CLOSING OF THE ?????

16 October 2004

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