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NORWICH, SAINT AUGUSTINE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Stuart McLaren 2008

The Second World War memorial for St Augustine, Norwich, is located at the south-west end of the nave aisle near the main porch. It takes the form of a mahogany plaque decorated with copper bay leaves, a Roman symbol of victory. The church also has a separate Great War memorial and a number of memorials to individual casualties of the Great War.

Photograph Copyright © Stuart McLaren 2008

Electric Light was
installed in this Church
1948
To the Glory of God
and in Undying Memory
of those who fell in
The War For Freedom

1939–1945
H. M. Forces

BARRETT

William Herbert Henry

Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Rawalpindi. Died 23 November 1939, aged 31. Son of William and Agnes Barrett and husband of Ellen Barrett. HMS Rawalpindi, a lightly armed converted merchant cruiser, was sunk as a result of enemy action while patrolling north of the Faroe Islands following a chance encounter with the German battle-cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. AB Barrett was one of 238 crew members who lost their lives that day, including the ship’s commander, Captain E. C. Kennedy, father of the late broadcaster and writer Ludovic Kennedy.

BRIDGES

George Victor

Private, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 17 April 1942 in Singapore, aged 22. Son of Harry and Ellen Bridges. Husband of Irene Bridges of West Earlham, Norwich. Presumably died while a POW following the surrender of Singapore. Buried Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

BROWN

Leonard Walter

Warrant Officer Class II (C.S.M), 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 16 October 1944 during the liberation of Holland. Son of John and Florence L. M. Brown of St Augustine’s parish, Norwich. Buried Overloon War Cemetery, Netherlands.

BURROWS

Eric Edward

Private, 1/6th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 3 August 1944 during the liberation of France. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Burrows of St Augustine’s parish, Norwich. Buried Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France.

HARVEY

Frank

Private , 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 21 July 1943 while serving in the Far East, aged 23. Son of Rose Harvey and husband of Amelia Ann Harvey. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in Thailand and so almost certainly died while a POW engaged in forced labour on the Burma–Siam railway.

LINCOLN

Jack Stanley

Private, 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 1 March 1945 during the liberation of Europe. Husband of Beatrice Maud Lincoln. Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

SNELLING

Harry

Pilot Officer (Air Gunner), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 April 1942, aged 26. Son of Harry John and Ann Elizabeth Snelling of Cromer Road, Norwich. His funeral service was held in St Augustine’s church on 30 April 1942. Buried Rosary Cemetery, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich.

WATSON

Reginald

Private, 6th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 29 July 1943 while serving in the Far East, aged 24. Pte Watson is buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in Thailand and so almost certainly died while a POW of war engaged in forced labour on the Burma–Siam railway.

Civilians

BRACEY

Mr Arthur Cyril

Died during air raid on Norwich on Thursday 1 August 1940 while at work at Boulton & Paul’s Engineering Works near Thorpe Railway Station, Norwich, aged 24. He worked in the Joinery Department and was among nine employees killed that day by two bombs dropped from a lone Junkers 88. There had been no air raid warning. Son of A. A. & E. F. Bracey of 25 Leonard Street, St Augustine’s, Norwich. Husband of D. E. Bracey of 9 Caston Road, Thorpe-next-Norwich. Buried Norwich Cemetery.

JARVIS

(The family) Frederick, May, Dorothy and Beris

Mr Frederick William Jarvis, aged 60; Mrs May Martha Jarvis, aged 56; Miss Dorothy May Jarvis, aged 27; and Miss Beris Mabel Jarvis, aged 25. All were killed on 27 April 1942 at 41 Patteson Road, Norwich during one of the worst nights of the so-called 'Baedeker' air raids on Norwich. All are buried in Norwich Cemetery.

Last updated 7 October, 2008

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