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NORWICH, ROUEN ROAD, BREWERY MEMORIALS

World War 1& 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Martin Edwards, Researched Lynda Smith 2003
additional information Damon Rogers

The 1914-18 memorial originally came from Steward & Patteson Brewery in Barrack Street. It was on the wall just inside the main gates next to the gatekeepers office. It was moved to Rouen Road when the Barrack Street brewery closed. The second of the memorials is also from the Steward & Patteson Brewery in Norwich, who also had a brewery in Swaffham. This may account for there being a few casualties with Swaffham but no Norwich connections. The memorials have been combined by war for ease of reading.

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© David Rudram 2003

1914-1918

ALGAR A

Possibly: Bertie Algar. Private G/5550. 1st Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.). Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Born St. Stephenís, Norwich. Lived and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

BARRETT  John Ambrose   

[Also spelt BARRATT] Second Lieutenant. 16th Bn., Rifle Brigade. Killed in action Tuesday 31 July 1917. Age 36. Son of Joseph and Louisa Barrett, of Romford Rd., Upton, Essex; husband of Evelyn Marion Barrett, of 139, Newmarket Rd., Norwich. He had been a 'pupil' at Morgan's Brewery in Norwich before becoming a brewer at Morgan's Lady Bridge Brewery in King's Lynn. When his daughter was baptised in October 1914 he stated that his occupation was brewer. Buried: NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XVII. E. 16.

BRANCH E

Possibly: Edward James Branch. Gunner 876086. 403rd Howitzer Bty. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 27th October 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Swaffham. Son of William Charles and Hannah Elizabeth Branch, of May Terrace, Lynn Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 3 and 60

BRITCHER Frederick

Private 27120. Bedfordshire Regiment, Labour Corps transf. to (215384) 447th Agricultural Coy. Died at home on 6th November 1918. Aged 24. Born St Faithís, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Allen Britcher, of Bunns Row, St. Faiths. Buried: Horsham St. Faith Cemetery, Norwich. Ref. 2. 10.

CHAMBERS E

No further information available at present

COOPER C R

No further information available at present

CROOKS Alexander

Private 62395. 274th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Inf) Formerly 22543 Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 24th July 1918. Aged 26. Born St. James, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Alexander A. and Sarah A. Crooks, of 3; The Cut, Barrack St., Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated: Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India. Face 11.

DABB     Henry George   

Pioneer 206614. "E" Special Coy., Royal Engineers. Formerly 37354 7th R. Fus. Killed in action Thursday 21 March 1918. Born and enlisted Kings Lynn. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10 to 13.

DRAKE   William Samuel   

Private 5535. 7th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Born St Julienís Norwich. Lived and enlisted Norwich. Buried: DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Ref. VIII. T. 5.

EDWARDS    Sydney Arthur

Private 200746. 1st/4th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19 April 1917. Age 22. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Edwards, of 145, Northumberland St., Dereham Rd., Norwich. Commemorated: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL Israel Panels 12 to 15.

FIRTH   J 

No further information available at present.

FREEMAN  Arthur George  

Corporal 279425. 3rd Battalion attd. 13th Battalion London Regt (Royal Fusiliers). Formerly 5128 4th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th October 1918. Aged 39. Born, lived and enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Mary Ann Freeman, of Thorn Lane, Norwich; husband of Elizabeth Freeman, of 51, Bartholomew St., Norwich. Commemorated: Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas e Calais, France. Panel 10.

GEDGE S

Probably: Sidney George Gedge. Private 203210. 1st/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly 5590 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd April 1917. Born and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.

GOATE R J      

Possibly: Richard Thomas Goate. Private 21336. 8th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 18657 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 5th July 1916. Born and lived Kingís Lynn. Enlisted Norwich. Morgans was a large business in King's Lynn up to WW1 it is quite possible that he did work for them and this would explain his name being on the breweries memorial. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme. France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

GOWARD Thomas Wright 

Private 265281. 12th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th August 1918. Aged 41. Born Watton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Eliza Goward, of Watton, Norfolk. Buried: Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque, Nord, France. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 11.

HALFACRE James 

Private SS/18150 Labour Coy. Army Service Corps. Died in Malta on 3rd February 1916. Aged 51. Born Wokingham. Lived Norwich. Enlisted London. Husband of Emily Halfacre, of 20, Bull Close Rd., Norwich. Buried: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Ref. C. VII. 5.

HOLMAN J J

Probably: Jesse James Holman. Private 21551. 1st Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly 1253 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th September 1918. Aged 27. Born Kingís Lynn. Enlisted North Walsham. Son of James and Agnes Mary Holman, of "Avenue," Avenue Rd., King's Lynn. Buried: Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. VIII. A. 16.

JACKSON R C

No further information available at present.

KENT       Herbert Albert 

Private 23724. 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Born St Clementís, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A

LEE Albert

Private 22771. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th August 1917. Aged 21. Born St James, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lee, of 9, Morley St., Norwich. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4.

LEE Thomas 

Private 38961. 11th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.). Formerly 26196 Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 24th April 1918. Aged 39. Born Colchester. Lived and enlisted Norwich Husband of Ruth Lee, of 10, Rose Cottages, West Pottergate, Norwich. Buried: Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Ref. IX. G. 1A

LESTER J N

No further information available at present.

MASON   A N    

Possibly: Arthur Humphfrey Mason. Captain 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 32. Son of R. Harvey Mason and Jane Charlotte Mason, of Necton Hall, Swaffham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

MOORE Walter James

Private 23811. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 11th July 1917. Born St James, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. IV. J. 16.

MYERS Charles

Private 240855. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine on 19th April 1917. (CD gives date as 20th April). Enlisted East Dereham. Myers had been in the army for over two years when he died of wounds and his obituary (Holcombe Ingleby's Lynn Book of Heroes) states that before enlisted he had been employed by Morgans at the Lady bridge Brewery, King's Lynn. Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XIX. B. 4.

PATTESON John Dossie

Second Lieutenant. 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action on 13th October 1914. Aged 25. Son of Col. H. T. S. Patteson, of Beeston Hall, Norwich. Buried: Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Ref. VI. F. 5.

PHILO John Austin

Private 10315. 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st July 1916. Born and lived Swaffham. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A

RACKHAM  Frank William      

CWGC has entry for Pte Rackham under initials S.W. Date of death and Regimental number are identical. Private 40075 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 26th September 1916. Born Ormesby, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France. Ref. IV. I. 8.

READ  Edward Percy      

Serjeant 203611. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 9th August 1918. Aged 34. Born East Dereham. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Lily Jane Read, of 61, Portland St., Unthank Rd., Norwich, late of "St. Elmo," Ouse Avenue, King's Lynn. Read enlisted in May 1915 and his obituary (Lynn Advertiser) states that he had been employed as a clerk at Morgans Brewery for many years. Note that he is sometimes listed as P.E. Read (e.g. West Lynn War memorial) and that his parents moved to Wymondham and so may be listed on Wymondham memorials as well. His name appears on the memorial at St. Michael's, South Lynn. Buried: Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois, Somme, France. Ref. III. E. 2.

RIX F

Private 24341. 5th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th November 1917. Born Catton, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 8.

ROOT W E

No further information available at present.

SCOTT C H

No further information available at present.

SHREEVE   G

Probably: George Shreeve. Lance Corporal 6186 (memorial gives rank as private). 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 4th September 1916. Born St. Michael at Thorn, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XXI. T. 35.

SMITH C

No further information available at present.

SMITH E E

No further information available at present.

STARR Cecil James      

Rifleman S/9468. 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th January 1916. Born and lived Thorpe Hamlet. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. U. 10.

TROWSE   Percy Sidney   

Private 9167. "A" Coy. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th October 1915. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Norwich. Son of Charles John and Hannah Trowse, of 30, Horns Lane, Norwich. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

VAXLEY V

No further information available at present.

WADE F H

No further information available at present.

WARD W

Private 40532. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th November 1916. Aged 38. Born and lived Swaffham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William Ward, of Brewery Yard, White Hart Lane, Swaffham; husband of Harriet Ward, of 2, Albert Terrace, Swaffham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2C.

WATTS   William Herbert    

[Listed as Private Machine Gun Corps.] Private G/9312, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 with B.E.F. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Brother of Mr. C. A. Watts, of 43, Whitehall St., Dewsbury Rd., Wakefield, Yorks. Watts, according to his obituary (Holcombe Ingleby's Lynn Book of Heroes) worked in a clerical capacity for Morgans spending eleven years at their Lynn office before, in February 1915, joining their Norwich office. He enlisted in the Royal Sussex in 3 March 1916 and went overseas in October 1916. Whilst in trenches near Ypres he contracted trench fever and trench foot and was sent to hospital in Salisbury (February 1917) to recover. He then went back to France with the Machine Gun Corps. Buried: Buffs Road Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave D. 22.

WOODOCK   Arthur

Private G/5534. 6th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd November 1916. Born St Michaelís, Norfolk. Lived and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

WOODROW Bertie Reginald 

 Private 202136. 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 8003 East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th April 1918. Born and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  Panel 20 to 22

YAXLEY William C.

Private 320573. 12th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th August 1918. Aged 39. Born St Paulís, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Gywnnetta Yaxley, of 10, Mousehold St. Norwich. Buried: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France. Ref. II. C. 76.

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR

AND TO THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

1939-1945

ARMIGER William Charles    

Private 5775370. 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 15th February 1942. Aged 24. Son of William and Ethel Ada Armiger; husband of Daisy Rosa Jessie Armiger, of Thorpe, Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 49.

EDWARDS Herbert Reginald

Serjeant 5774723. 6th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Date of death uncertain. Between 6th and 15th February 1942. Aged 25. Husband of Rosa Vera Edwards, of Costessey, Norfolk. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 47.

FREEMAN   Kenneth Edward 

Lance Bombardier 1653735. 95 Bty., 48 Lt. A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery. Died on 22nd July 1942. Aged 31. Buried: Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia. Ref. 5. G. 11.

HAWKINS W C

No further information available at present.

HOPWOOD

No further information available at present.

KETT Leonard Sidney Haig 

Private 5775747. 6th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 28th December 1943. Aged 26. Buried: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 3. H. 11.

LEFEVRE   V    

Royal Naval Reserve. No further information available at present.

Korea - 1952

WOODGATE J

Private 22477748, The Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 27th June 1952. Age 19. Buried in the UN Memorial Cemetery, Korea. Plot 22, Row 5, Grave 1460.

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