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NORWICH, ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, TIMBERHILL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Stuart McLaren - 2007

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OF YOUR CHARITY
PRAY FOR THE SOULS
OF THOSE
FROM THIS CHURCH AND PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR

1914 – 1918

ATKINS

Warder (or Ward or Wardour)

Private M2/203382, Army Service Corps (Motor Transport). Born in Foulden near Swaffham, Norfolk, 1877. Son of George and Janet Atkins née Alcock. Father agricultural labourer. In 1901 he was working as a domestic gardener in Ickburgh near Swaffham, and later that year married Caroline Spinks, a dressmaker. They later lived at 5 Westlegate, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Attached as driver to the Assistant Director of Medical Services, Royal Army Medical Corp. Died in Mesopotamia, 28/7/1917, aged 39. Buried Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

BANHAM

Ernest George

Private 12439, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Born in parish of St John's Timberhill, Norwich, 1896. Son of Robert George and Emily Mary Banham née Lovewell, of 6 Grouts Thoroughfare, Timberhill. Father a carpenter. Enlisted Norwich. Killed in action, Battle of the Somme, 12/10/1916, aged 20; probably during attack on Bayonet trench near Gueudecourt. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

BLAZEBY (or sometimes BLASEBY)

Sydney (or Sidney) William

Private 34630, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly Pte 24504, Norfolk Regiment. Born in Norwich, 1881. Illegitimate son of Elizabeth Blazeby, a general servant. In 1881 Census, aged 3 months, living with mother as boarder at 13 Prospect Place in parish of St John's Timberhill, Norwich. In 1901 Census in Norwich working as a bootmaker. Still resident in Norwich when he enlisted in Norwich. Killed in action in France, 22/4/1917, aged 36. Commemorated Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

BLYTH

George

Lance Corporal 13076, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Born parish of St John's Timberhill, Norwich, 1891. Son of Mr and Mrs William Blyth of 46 Paradise Place, Scoles Green, Norwich. Enlisted in Norwich. Killed in action, Battle of the Somme, 19/7/1916, aged 25; probably during attack on Delville Wood. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

BRADLEY

James Ernest

Private 15778, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Born parish of St John de Sepulchre, Norwich, 1896. Son of Alfred and Alice Bradley of 8 Market Lane, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Killed in action, 3rd Battle of Ypres, 9/10/1917, aged 20; probably during attack on Polderhoek. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

BUCK

Alfred William

Private 302895, 1/8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, formerly Pte 6796, Durham Light Infantry. Born Norwich, 1885. Enlisted Norwich. Died of wounds in France, 27/4/1917, aged 31; probably from wounds received in 2nd Battle of the Scarpe (Battle of Arras). Buried Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France.

CHAMBERLIN (or CHAMBERLAIN)

George

Corporal 6427, 'B' Company, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Birth registered in Newbury, Berkshire in 1881 under name George Goulty. However, by 1901, aged 19, he was serving as a private in the infantry militia in Essex under the name George Chamberlain. His mother, Mrs Goulty, lived at 11 Grout's Thoroughfare, Timberhill, Norwich. Enlisted London. Died 1st Battle of the Aisne, 14/9/1914, aged 33. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

DANNOCK

Robert Hartley

Private 43452, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, formerly Pte 1957, Norfolk Regiment. Born Fakenham, Norfolk, 1890. Son of Robert Hartley and Harriet Elizabeth Dannock née Stevens. Father an iron machine fitter. Enlisted Norwich. Killed in action, Battle of the Somme, 9/9/1916, aged 26; probably during an attack on High Wood. Buried Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.

GOOCH

Arthur

Private 20538, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly Pte 17846, Norfolk Regiment. Born Norwich, 1893. Son of Mr & Mrs A. E. Gooch of 8 Chittocks Court, Rising Sun Lane, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Died of wounds while on hospital ship, eastern Mediterranean, 13/8/1915, aged 23; wounds probably received during Battle of Krithia Vineyard, Gallipoli. Commemorated Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

METCALF

Frank Samuel

Private 63775, 6th Battalion, Royal Defence Corps, formerly Pte 500994, Labour Corps and Pte 25723, Norfolk Regiment. Born Norwich, 1887. Son of Mr & Mrs C. Metcalf. Married to Mrs K. Metcalf of 5 Curtis Buildings, Thorn Lane, Norwich. Enlisted Stowmarket, Suffolk. Died in England, 23/10/1918, aged 31. Buried Norwich Cemetery, Norwich, England.

MOORE

Louis William

Private 78186, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, formerly Pte TR/LON/63840, 53rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Born Norwich, 1899. Son of William and Louisa Caroline Moore of 2 Wild's Yard, Scoles Green, Norwich. Enlisted in Norwich. Killed in action in France, 8/8/1918, aged 18. Buried Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France.

RUSHMER

Cecil Claude

Private M/334007, Royal Army Service Corps (Motor Transport). Born 1889. Son of Mr & Mrs R. C. Rushmer. Married Ella Maud Rushmer in 1910 (who remarried as Mrs Stangroom of 14 Ashgrove, Constitution Hill, Norwich). Died in England, 26/2/1919, aged 29. Buried Norwich Cemetery, Norwich, England.

SAYER

Henry John

Private 320557, 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Born in the parish of St Peter Permountergate, Norwich, 1893. Enlisted Norwich. Killed in action in France, 25/7/1918, aged 25. Buried Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque, Nord, France.

STARLING

George William

Private 33023, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, formerly a Private in 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Born Lakenham, Norwich, 1895. Son of William Robert and Edith Starling of 49 Paradise Place, Market Lane, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Killed in action, 3rd Battle of Ypres, 22/10/1917, aged 22; probably during attack on Poelcappelle. There is a photograph of him in uniform in Norfolk County Council's online 'Picture Norfolk' collection. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium.

SYMONDS

Walter

Private 6238, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Born parish of St John de Sepulchre, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Killed in action, Battle of the Somme, 1/8/1916; probably during bombardment of Longueval. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

VARVEL

Charles Horace

Private 43400, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, formerly Pte 1265, 6th (Cyclists) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Born Norwich, 1897. Son of Mr & Mrs Frederic Varvel of 8 Wild's Buildings, Scoles Green, Norwich. Enlisted Norwich. Died of wounds, Battle of the Somme, 13/9/1916, aged 19; wounds probably received during attack on High Wood. Buried St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France.

JESU MERCY

Last updated 27 March, 2007

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