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OLD BUCKENHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled & Copyright © Tony Brooks 2007.

The Old Buckenham memorial is the form of a cross with a sword of sacrifice on the apex of the cross mounted on fourlevels of octogaon pedestal with a single stepped base. The memorial stands on the village green and is surrounded with a chain-link fence and a double set of wrought iron gates. The memorial was unveiled on 31st August 1919.

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF OLD BUCKENHAM WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED
BY LIONEL ROBINSON OF
OLD BUCKENHAM HALL
HIGH SHERIFF OF THIS COUNTY
OF NORFOLK IN THE YEAR 1916
31-8-1919

IF HIS DUST IS ONE DAY LYING
IN AN UNFAMLIAR LAND
(ENGLAND HE WENT FOR YOU)
O ENGLAND SOMETIMES THINK OF HIM
OF THOUSANDS ONLY ONE
IN THE DAWNING OF THE NOONDAY
OR THE SETTING OF THE SUN
AS ONCE HE THOUGHT OF YOU

FOR GOD-FOR KING-FOR COUNTRY
1914 – 1918

AIREY

Horace

Private 8204 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Died 28th July 1916, Born St Johns Timber Hill, Norfolk, Commemorated Basra Memorial Iraq, Panel 10

BAXTER

Percy Robert

Private 1723, 4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Died of wounds 15th October 1915 aged 22, Born Old Buckenham, Son of Robert and Mary Ann Baxter, of Park Lane, Old Buckenham, Norfolk. Grave/Memorial ref, A.AV.4. PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY Malta,

BARBER

Robert William

Private 40002, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Killed in action 15th September 1916, Born Leziate Norfolk, Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORAL, France, Pier Face 1 C & 1 D

BARBER

Arthur Lysett

Private 201016, 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Died of wounds 21st April 1917. Born King’s Lynn Norfolk, Grave/ Memorial Ref, A.1.37, DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY Israel.

BOWEN

Daniel John

C.S.M 200082,A Coy 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Killed in action 19th April 1917 aged 28, Born Banham Norfolk, Son of Thomas Bowen, of Doe Lane, Banham, Norfolk. Commemorated JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel, Panel 12-15.

BOWEN

Herbert James

Private G/26220, 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers Died 26th Febuary 1919 aged 44, Grave Ref, Old Buckenham All Saints Churchyard (East End).

BOWEN

Wilfred John

Private 1585, 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 14th August 1915, Born Old Buckenham Norfolk, Commemorated; HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey, panel 42-44.

BRIGGS

Jacob

Private 1724 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Killed in action 19th August 1915, Commemorated; Helles Memorial Turkey, panel 42-44.

CATLYN

John T

POSSIBLY; Private,31007 3rd Bedfordshire Regiment, Killed in action 6th July 1917. Born Old Buckenham, Grave / Memorial Ref III. C. 23.ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY France,

CATLYN

William L

C/Sgt 1580, 4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Killed in action 22nd August 1915,Born Old Buckenham Norfolk, Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey, Panel 42-44.

COMAN

Benjaman Alfred

Private 35995 B,Coy, 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Killed in action 8th August 1918, aged 18, Born Old Buckenham Norfolk, Son of Robert & Ellen Coman of Old Buckenham, Norfolk. Grave/Memorial Ref, D 3, VILLE-SUR-ANCRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENTION France.

COMAN

Walter

Private 235471 1st Lincolnshire Regiment, died 2nd October 1918, aged 29. Son of Walter Coman of Old Buckenham, Norfolk. Grave/Memorial Ref, 124, ERQUELINNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY.Belgium.

DADE

Charles H

Private 2698 4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Killed in action 11th Sept 1915, Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey, Panel 42-44.

DAY

Charles Alfred

Driver 895322, Driver of the Royal Field Artillery, Died 17 August 1919 aged 26, Son of Walter Day, of Staxford, Old Buckenham, and the late Edith Alice Day. Grave Reference Old Buckenham All Saints ChurchYard (West End).

DERISLEY

Herbert

[Spelt DERSLEY on CWGC and SDGW] L/Cpl F/28, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 1 June 1916. Born Hillingdon, Norfolk, enlisted London, resident Upper Norwood. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 6.

DERISLEY

Frank Martin

L/Cpl 73211, 28th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment),Died 6th November 1915, aged 30. Son of Julia J. Derisley, of Old Buckenham, Norfolk. Grave/Memorial Ref, I.F.96, BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NORD. France.

DERISLEY

William James

Driver 46820, 63rd Battalion Royal Field Artillery, Died 31st December 1916. Born Docking Norfolk,Grave/Memorial Ref, XXI. O. 10., BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY Iraq.

FISHER

Thomas William

[Listed as William Thomas FISHER on SDGW & CWGC and 9th Fusiliers on memorial] Private 40640, 8th Battalion, ROyal Dublin Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident Old Bucklenham, enlisted Attleborough.Son of Emma Fisher, The Green, Old Buckenham, Norwich. Formerly 25538, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 144 to 145.

FISHER

Charles Edward

Possibly, Private 8969, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Killed in action 14th April/Sept 1914 aged 19. Born Fundenhall Norfolk,Son of Robert Horace and Ellen Martha Fisher, of Hall Rd, Tacolneston, Norfolk. Commemorated LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL.

GARNHAM

Charles

Rifleman R/18032, 20th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Killed in action 9th April 1917, Born Palgrave Suffolk,Grave/Memorial Reference III.P.6. FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS France.

GARNHAM

George William

Gunner 185421, B Bty. 156th Bde. Royal Field Artillery, Killed in action 29th September 1918, Enlisted Norwich, resident Attelborough. Grave / Memorial Ref, I.B.3.DOMINO BRITISH CEMETERY, EPEHY France.

GATHERGOOD

Alfred Henry

Private 27961, 8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, Died of wounds 31st March 1917, Born Rushden Norfolk,Son of Robert and Maria Gathergood, of Croxton, Norfolk; husband of Maria Ada Gathergood, of 28, Coalbrook Mansions, Bedford Hill, Balham, London. Grave/Memorial Ref, I.E.6 DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN France.

GEDGE

William

Private 5209, 7th Battalion Prince of Wale’s Leinsters Regiment, (Royal Canadians) Died of wounds 3rd April 1914, Born Old Buckenham Norfolk, France & Flanders, formally o31006 Bedfordshire Regiment.

HILTON

William

Cpl 9267,1st/9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Killed in action 4th September 1916 aged 24, Born Old Buckenham Norfolk, Son of the late David Hilton and stepson of Matilda Hilton, of Laundry Cottages, Hargham Rd, Attleborough, Norfolk. Grave/Memorial Ref,10.F.3. LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL France.

HARVEY

Frederick

Labour Corps, No further information currently

HUMPHREY

Hol Roger

Private PW5773, 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment Died 28th April 1917 aged 38, Son of Mrs. Emma Humphrey, of Sunnyside Cottage, Old Buckenham,Norfolk. Commemorated Bay 7, ARRAS MEMORIAL France.

HUMPHREY

Lewis W

9th Essex, No further information currently

JENKS

George Vale

Cpl 121633, 4th Trench Mortar Bty. Royal Field Artillery, Died 10th November 1918 , Born Attleborough Norfolk, Grave/Memorial Ref, III.A.7. CAMBRAI EAST MILITARY CEMETERY France

LANCASTER

Walter Lambert

Private 19297, 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Died 6th July 1916, at Sea. Born Old Buckenham Norfolk.

LINCOLN

Bertie Herbert

L/Cpl 9340, 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Killed in action 24th/28th April 1917 aged 20, Born Old Buckenham Norfolk, Son of Herbert and Lucy Ann Lincoln, of Old Buckenham, Norfolk. Commemorated Bay 3 ARRAS MEMORIAL France.

LINCOLN

C W

RASC, possibly Christopher William LINCOLN, Sergeant 37510, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 30th May 1918. Enlisted Norwich. Formerly 2080, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

LINCOLN

Edward Harry

Private 3/7737, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment, Killed in action 4th June 1916 aged 23, Born Attleborough Norfolk, Son of Herbert and Lucy Ann Lincoln, of Old Buckenham, Norfolk. Commemorated Bay 3 ARRAS MEMORIAL France.

LOVEDAY

Charles Norton

2nd Lt 54th Machine Gun Corps, Killed in action 12th October 1917 aged 27, Son of Herbert and Edith Loveday, of "Sunnyside," Old Buckenham, Attleborough, Norfolk. Grave/Memorial Ref, Panel 154 to 159 and 163A. TYNE COT MEMORIAL Belgium.

LOVEDAY

Edward D C

1st/5th East Surrey Regiment, Died 26th March 1919, Son of Mrs. Lily Stead Loveday, of Mill Farm Cottage, Old Buckenham.Grave Ref, Old Buckenham All Saints Churchyard.(West End).

LOVETT

George A

Driver 875752, Royal Field Artillery, Died 29th December 1918, aged 40, Son of the late Mary Ann Lovett; husband of Edith Ellen Lovett, of Fen St., Old Buckenham, Norfolk. Grave /Memorial Ref, Q.230, CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Egypt

REYNOLDS

Sidney George

Private 49258,10th Lancs Fusiliers. Died 16th September 1918, aged 20. Son of W. and E. Reynolds, of The Abbey, Old Buckenham, Norfolk.Grave/Memorial Ref, VII.G.12A. MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT France.

SILLISS

Edward C

Private 6810, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards Killed in action 1st August 1917, Born Swannington Norfolk, Son of William and Alice Silliss, of Old Buckenham, Attleborough, Norfolk. Commemorated Panel 11, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL.

1939-1945

COLMAN

Philip John

[Spelt COLEMAN on CWGC] Sergeant (Wireless Operator/AirGunner) 1254284, 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6th April 1942. Aged 21. Son of James Coleman, and of Ethel Coleman, of Old Buckenham, Norfolk. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot 1. Row D. Collective grave 6-18.

HILTON

Stanley Herbert

Private 5780868, 6th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment, Died between 26/01/1942 and 27/01/1942, Son of Herbert and Gertrude Hilton, of Old Buckenham, Norfolk; husband of Beryl Olive Hilton, of East Harling, Norfolk.. Commemorated Column 51 SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Singapore.

KERRISON

Robert Herbert

Cpl 5774258, 4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment, Died 13th Febuary 1942 aged 22, Son of Robert and Mary Kerrison, of Buckenham. Norfolk. Grave / Memorial Ref, 15.E.16. KRANJI WAR CEMETERY Singapore.

PARISH

John Wilfred

Wireman C/MX 693035, H.M. Minesweeper 168 Royal Navy, Died 25th June 1945 , Grave/Memorial Ref, Coll. grave I. D. 10-19. STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA Italy.

PRETTY

Horatio Herbert

Cpl 5770286,2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment,Died between 10/05/1940 and 02/10/1940 aged 26, Son of Edward and Kate Pretty.Grave/Memorial Ref, 2.F.7. LE PARADIS WAR CEMETERY, LESTREM France.

PRETTY

Redvers Harry

Gunner 1699995, 126 H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery, Died 21st June 1944 aged 34, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pretty, husband of Josephine Bessie Norah Pretty, of Besthorpe. Grave Ref, Old Buckenham All Saints Churchyard.

SOANES

George

Canadian Army probably George Henry SOAMES, Sapper M/305952, 4 Field Company, Royal Candian Engineers. Died 20 Septmber 1943. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 20.

STURMAN

Stanley William Horace

Gunner 14522781, 164 H.A.A. Regt Royal Artillery, Died 10th January 1945, Grave Ref, Old Buckenham All Saints Churchyard..

SAUNDERS

Eric Walter M

Sgt of the Royal Air Force, No further information currently

Last updated 4 November, 2007

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