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OLD HUNSTANTON ST MARY'S WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley, Researched Ernie Rusdale 2007

There are two memorials, one for World War 1 and the other for World War 2, and a Roll of Honour for World War 2 for those who served. There is also a memorial affixed to the memorial hall wall. There is also a plaque to the capsizing of a pleasure boat and there are also four graves in the churchyard.

WORLD WAR 1
THEY DIED FOR US

1914-1918

ALLSOP

Robert [William]

Private, 20733, Robert William ALLSOP, 1st Essex Regiment. Killed in action 13-08-15. Born Lakenheath, enlisted Norwich, resident Ringstead. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 144/150 and 229/233. See also Old Hunstanton Memorial Hall

BARNES

Frederick John

Private 6337, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 6th March 1915. Aged 32. Born Barnham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert Barnes; husband of Minnie Ethel Barnes, of Camperdown House, Hunstanton. Buried: Hunstanton (St. Mary) Churchyard.

BROWN

Sidney [William]

Private, 3/7658, 2nd Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 20-07-16. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq, Grave V.X.18. See also Old Hunstanton Memorial Hall

BROWN

Ernest

No further information currently available

DOWDY

Herbert "Bert"

Private, 50156, 4th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Mesopotamia 19-09-18, aged 26. Formerly 4806, Norfolk Regiment. Enlisted East Dereham, resident Hunstanton. Son of Henry and Jessie Dowdy, Rose Cottage, Hunstanton, Norfolk. See also Old Hunstanton Memorial Hall

GRAY

Gordon

Believed to be: Corporal, 15324, Gordon Cronin Gray, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-09-15, aged 18. Born Cambridge, enlisted Norwich 26-11-14. To France May 1915. Son of Capt. Charles Ernest Gray (late Quartermaster and Captain 3rd (Cambs) V.B. Suffolk Regiment), 'Graystones', Old Hunstanton, Norfolk. Loos Memorial, Panels 30/31. Also listed Hunstanton Memorial. See also Old Hunstanton Memorial Hall

MELTON

William John

Private, 8556, 2nd Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13-01-16, aged 22. Born Hunstanton, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. W. C. and Mrs. M. A. Melton, of School House, Hunstanton, Norfolk. Buried in Kut War Cemetery, Iraq, Grave J.13. See also Old Hunstanton Memorial Hall

NEWSTEAD

Alfred [Basil]

Private, 240513, 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19-04-17, aged 22. Enlisted East Dereham, resident Hunstanton. Son of James and Catherine Priscilla Newstead, 60 Hunstanton North, Norfolk. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, Panels 12/15. See also Old Hunstanton Memorial Hall

NEWSTEAD

William James

Leading Seaman (Boatman), 192850, HMS Monmouth, Royal Navy. Died/Killed in action 01-11-14, aged 33. Son of James and Catherine Priscilla Newstead, 60 Hunstanton North, Norfolk. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 01. See also Old Hunstanton Memorial Hall

RICHARDSON

William Arthur

Private, 18082, 3rd Norfolk Regiment. Died at home 15-04-15, aged 24. Born Old Hunstanton, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Richardson, Old Hunstanton. Buried in Hunstanton (St. Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk. See also Old Hunstanton Memorial Hall

ROYTHORNE

Arthur

Guardsman, 25658, 2nd Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 09-10-17, aged 19. Born Hunstanton, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of George and Sarah Roythorne, The Downs. Hunstanton. Norfolk. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 09. See also Old Hunstanton Memorial Hall

RUMBOLD

William James

[Spelt RUMBOLDS on Memorial Hall memorial] Rifleman, S/20116, 2nd Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 19-11-17, aged 29. Son of Robert and Ellen Rumbold, Sea Lane, Hunstanton, Norfolk; husband of Emily Emanuel (formerly Rumbold), 13, Bourdon Buildings, Bourdon Street, Berkeley Square, London. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Panels 145/147. See also Old Hunstanton Memorial Hall

SKIPPER

Bertie

No further information currently available

Le STRANGE

Roland

Captain, General List, London District, Commanding Chinese Labour Corps. Died 20-02-19, aged 49. Son of Hamon and Emmeline le Strange, Hunstanton Hall, Norfolk; husband of the late Hon. Mrs. R. le Strange, only daughter of 18th Baron Hastings. Buried in Hunstanton (St. Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk. See also Old Hunstanton Memorial Hall

REST IN PEACE
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEN FROM THE PARISH OF OLD HUNSTANTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
1939 - 1945

BEATON

E W S

R.A.M.C. - No further information currently available

CATHLES

Noel [Alfred Campbell]

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 102975, 11 Sqaudron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd July 1941. Aged 25. Son of Albert Cathles, and of Ada R. Cathles, of Old Hunstanton, Norfolk. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot I. Row F. Grave 20.

HUNTER

John Hardwicke Cuthbert

Wing Commander 72862, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th August 1945. Aged 32. Son of John Charles Gordon and Evelyn Mary Hunter; husband of Iris Ada Hunter, of Hunstanton, Norfolk. B.Sc. Engr. (Lond.). Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in KANDY WAR CEMETERY, Sri Lanka. Plot I. Row D. Grave 3.

WARREN

Peter John

Aircraftman 1st Class 547949, 149 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 18th December 1939. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 3.

REID

Bruce [Douglas George] Houston

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 42438, 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 12th June 1940. Aged 20. Son of R. Douglas Houstoun Reid and Enid Nellie Reid, of Old Hunstanton, Norfolk. His brother Ian Henry also died on service. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, France. Block "S". Plot 4. Row T. Grave 10.

REID

Ian Henry

Mideshipman, H.M.S. Barham, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 25th November 1941. Aged 18. Son of Douglas Houstoun Reid and Enid Nellie Reid, of Old Hunstanton, Norfolk. Chief Cadet Captain, H.M.S. Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 60, Column 1.

WINN

Albert Walter

[Spelt WIN on memorial] Private 5774182, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 12th June 1940. Aged 35. Son of Timothy C. and Ann Winn; husband of Florence M. Winn, of Hunstanton North, Norfolk. No known grave. Commmeorated on the DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, France. Column 44.

R.I.P.
Framed handwritten Roll of Honour
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF
THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO SERVED
HIS MAJESTY’S FORCES

ASKER

H F

R. NORFOLK R.

BARNARD

A J

A.C.C.

BARNARD

J D

BATTERSBEE

G W

R. NORFOLK R

BATES

D H

R.E.

BOURKE

D H

R. NORFOLK R

DARKE

R I

L.A.

BURNESS

I

R.A.F.

BURTON

H

R.F.C.

CAMPBELL

A E

CAMPBELL

A V

R. NORFOLK R

CLARK

J

R.A.F.

CASE

C

W.R.N.S.

DRAKE

G A

R.A.M.C.

DEERING

P T

R.M.O.C.

EVANS

S

R.E.

FERGUSON

P

W.R.N.S.

GILDING

E

R.NORFOLK R

GILDING

J H

R. NORFOLK R.

GILDING

W H

R. NORFOLK R

HARRIS

H

W.A.A.F

HARRIS

M

HEATH

P M

R.A.M.E

HODGESON

D

R.E.M.E

HOLT

H

R.A.M.C.

HOUCHIN

A T

R.M.

HOUCHIN

N K

W.A.A.F

HALME

G

W.R.N.S.

JEWELL

A

R.A.F.

JEWELL

G R

R. NORFOLK R

JEWELL

W E G

R.A.

JARVIS

H

W. YORKS

JUMY

R

R.A.

LAKE

G R

R.A.

LAKE

R W

R.E.M.E.

LOW

G

R.N.

Le STRANGE

B

LYNOTT

A

R.A.M.C.

MATSELL

C

R. NORFOLK R

MATSELL

E

R.A.F.

MOTT

T G

R.N.

MARSHALL

E G

R. NORFOLK R

+ NOBES

D

R. NORFOLK R.

OWEN

S G

R.A.F.

PARSONS

W

R.A.F.

PEACOCK

E

R.A.S.C

PEACOCK

J

A.T.S.

PEACOCK

P

A.T.S.

PEACOCK

W B

R. NORFOLK R

PROUDFOOT

E

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PROUDFOOT

W

R NORFOLK R

RICHARDSON

D

E.M.

SAMPSON

P

R. NORFOLK R

TUCK

Herbert William

Royal Norfolk Regiment. Reported missing, taken prisoner of war. He lived to the ripe old age of 92.

TURKINTON?

G E

R.N,.

WAGG

R J W

R.A.S.C.

WALLACE

C H

WARD

A

WARD

O A

R NORFOLK R

WATSON

F C

R.A.S.C.

WIGAN

J

R NORFOLK R

W………INGTON?

W E

R. NORFOLK R

WRIGHT

A

R.A.

THE LORD WROUGHT GREAT GLORY BY THEM, THROUGH THIS GRANT PEACE.
Very dark brass plaque within the church
MERCY †
IN MEMORY OF

BLOOMFIELD

Frederick Charles

Drowned at sea when the Princess of Wales pleasure boat capsized on 25th August 1895.

WOODS

George

Drowned at sea when the Princess of Wales pleasure boat capsized on 25th August 1895.

LONG

Leonard

Drowned at sea when the Princess of Wales pleasure boat capsized on 25th August 1895.

KERRIDGE

Amos G

Drowned at sea when the Princess of Wales pleasure boat capsized on 25th August 1895.

CURL

William

Drowned at sea when the Princess of Wales pleasure boat capsized on 25th August 1895.

DROWNED AT SEA BY THE CAPSIZING OF THE PLEASURE BOAT The PRINCESS OF WALES
AUGUST 25TH 1895.
Q.A.P.D.
Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial

NELSON

Frederick Charles

Sapper 84755. 208th Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died of wounds at home on 6th August 1916. Aged 20. Born Ashill, Norfolk. Lived Hunstanton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of George Nelson, of Tymperley Hill St., Hunstanton. Buried: Hunstanton (St. Mary) Churchyard. See also 34th Norfolk Division, Royal Engineers and Hunstanton.

EVANS Francis Bernard
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps formerly The Artists Rifles. Killed while flying at Sedgeford 17th February 1918. Aged 22. Son of Alfred and Florence Evans, of 27, North Side, Clapham Common, London. Served in France (1915-17) with the Artists' Rifles. His wife Florence Nelson is buried in the same grave. Buried: South of the Church in Hunstanton (St. Mary) Churchyard.

COXEN

Stephen Arthur Thomas

Major, 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 6th June 1899. Of Kings Lynn and Holme. Born Litchfield. Buried: Hunstanton (St. Mary) Churchyard.

WALES

C S

Corporal 7223, Army Pay Corps. Died 24th February 1919 [CWGC states 1918]. Aged 36. Buried: South-East of the Church in Hunstanton (St. Mary) Churchyard.

GRIFFITHS

Dudley George

Private 2633, 1st Battalion, Lovat Scouts. Died in United Kingdom 8th July 1915. Born Wales, resident Pembroke. Buried: In North-West corner of Hunstanton (St. Mary) Churchyard.

PALMER

Basil Victor

Private 71402, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wound sin United KIngdom 7th May 1917. Age 19. Born Colby, enlisted Norwich, resident Wolstanton, Staffordshire. Son of William and Gertrude Palmer, of "Rocksand," Hunstanton. Formerly 26656, Norfolk Regiment. Buried: South-East of the Church in Hunstanton (St. Mary) Churchyard.

TAPLIN

Walter William

Sergeant 26841, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 22nd May 1920. Aged 21. Son of Mr. W. J. and Mrs. E. A. Taplin, of 44, Station Rd., Marlow, Bucks. Buried: South of the Church in Hunstanton (St. Mary) Churchyard.

WITLEY

Leslie Norman

Corporal 3800, 98th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 26th March 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mrs. Mary Witley, of Hill St., Hunstanton. Buried: In North-West corner of Hunstanton (St. Mary) Churchyard.

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