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NORWICH, UNITED REFORMED CHURCH MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2012

This memorial is to be found in the United Reformed Church, Princess Street, Norwich covering those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War 1. The memorial takes the form of two wall-mounted tablets with alabaster surround with the names in black lettering; each has a cross within a circle inset into top. There are a total of 45 names for World War 1.

Photograph Copyright © Helen Steed 2012

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN PROUD AND UNFADING
MEMORY OF OUR MEN WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

AYTON George Edwin
Gunner 123638, "C" Battery, 55th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 16 December 1916. Born and enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 3 and 60.
BINGHAM Alfred Augustus
No further information currently available
BROWNE Hedley Goldsmith
No further information currently available
BROWN Sydney
No further information currently available
CAMPBELL Albert Seymour
Rifleman S/7002, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Harrow-on-Hill, Middlesex, enlisted Charing Cross, Middlesex, resident Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

CHURCHYARD Edward Albert
No further information currently available
CODLING Alfred
[Spelt CODING on SDGW] Private 43452, "B" Company, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Norwich. Son of Alfred and Emma A. Codling, of 374, Unthank Rd., Norwich. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 23.
CODLING Walter [Stephen]
Private 95, 54th (1st/1st East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station (Territorial Force), Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Aged 23. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Walter and Ellen Codling, of 67, Bishopgate St., Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328.
COLMAN Lewis Betts
Serjeant 13180, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Born Lakenham, Norwich, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

COOKE Sydney Philip
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 4 November 1918. Aged 24. Son of Walter Edward and Sarah Emma Cooke, of 4, Marlborough Rd., Ipswich. Buried in NORWICH CEMETERY, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section Y. Grave 57.
CUBITT, MC Terence Algernon [Kilbee]
Captain, 1st Battalion [CWGC] or 4th Battalion [SDGW], Norfolk Regiment. Died 22 August 1918. Aged 22. Son of Algemon J. Cubitt, of Ridgewell House, 31, Thorpe Rd., Norwich. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 6.
DODDS Douglas George
Private 7080, 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company (Artillery). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born Coggleshall, enlisted and resident Norwich. Son of John Adamson Dodds and Annie Abbott Dodds, of Caxton House, Coggershall, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

FAIRHEAD Frederick George
Bombardier 85539, "A" Battery, 62nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 8 June 1917. Aged 27. Born Norwich, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Samuel and Emma Fairhead, of 10, Waldeck Rd., Norwich. Buried in BUNYANS CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 8.
FOX Frederick
No further information currently available
FURZE Henry Charles
Lance Corporal 12/353, Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Died 25 April 1915. Aged 25. Son of Margaret Elizabeth Furze, of 30, Devonshire St., Norwich, and the late Henry Charles Furze. No known grave. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 72.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

FURZE, HENRY CHARLES, L-Corpl., No. 12/353, Auckland Infantry Battn., New Zealand Expeditionary Force, only s. of the late Henry Furze, of Norwich, by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth (30, Devonshire Street, Norwich), dau. of the late John Spellings Abel, of Norwich; b. Stepney, London, E., 1 May, 1890; educ. at a Norwich Church School; was a Cabinet Maker; took a keen interest in the Boy's Brigade movement, of which he was a member for several years, resigning with the rank of warrant officer, to join the local 1st Vol. Battn. Norfolk Regt., in which he attained the rank of Coy. Sergt; went to New Zealand in June, 1911, and settled at Hikutnia, Thames Valley, as a Farmer; volunteered for Imperial Service, and joined the Auckland Infantry Battn. after the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914; left for Egypt Oct. 1914; went to gallipoli in April, 1915; was reported wounded and missing after the landing ther on the 25th, and is now assumed to have been killed in action on that date; unm.

GIBLING Alan George
[Spelt Allen on CWGC] Lance Corporal 2491, 1/4th Battalion, Borfolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 17 October 1915. Enlisted Norwich. Buried inNORWICH CEMETERY, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section X. Grave 70.
GLOVER Samuel Lawrence
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HEMNELL Percy George
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HINDRY Charles
No further information currently available
HINDRY William Henry
No further information currently available
JAY Albert Edward
No further information currently available
KING Geoffrey Gilbert
No further information currently available
LAIGHT Herbert
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MADGETT William Stephen
Private 7090, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 18 April 1918. Aged 24. Born St Thomas, Norwich, enlisted and resident Norwich. Son of Stephen and Susan Elizabeth Gurney Madgett, of 51, Old Palace Rd., Norwich. Buried in LINDENHOEK CHALET MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 2.
MORSE Gerald Ernest
No further information currently available
NORMAN William Henry
Serjeant 53628, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at sea 4 May 1917. Aged 37. Born Norwich, enlisted Glasgow. M.A. (Cantab). No known grave. Commemorated on SAVONA MEMORIAL, Italy.
PAGE Sydney Durrant
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POND Herbert Horace
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PORTER Alec James
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PORTER Oliver Ventrice
[Listed as Oliver Ventris Porter on SDGW] Private 201828, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18 October 1918. Born Norwich, enlisted Camberwell, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Fesmy Military Cemetery Memorial 2.

Note: FESMY CHURCHYARD, contained 18 British graves from 1914 and 1918, all buried by the enemy. Fesmy was defended by the 2nd Munsters August 1914 and captured by the 1st Northants November 1918. These graves were brought in St. Souplet. There are now nearly 750, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, one-fifth are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 55 soldiers from the United Kingdom, buried in other cemeteries, whose graves could not be found.

SAMPSON Alfred James
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SARGENT William Henry
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SCARLES Frederic Noel
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SCARLES Wilfrid Langley
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SHREEVE Alan Robert
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SMITH Oliver
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THEOBALD Douglas
Private 13128, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Born and enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

TWIGG Ellis
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WATLING Sydney
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WILSON Cecil John
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WITTING Thomas Noel
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"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

Last updated 13 August, 2012

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