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OULTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

Oulton is a small village situated north east of Aylsham. The church is some considerable distance from the village. The First World War Memorial is made of marble and is in the shape of a scroll.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

BARNARD

Albert

Private 200905. 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Aged 20. Born Aylsham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. G. H. Barnard, of Oulton, Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXIII. G. 10.

FIELD

Charles

(CWGC & Gravestone spell as Fields). Private 23725. Depot, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 20th April 1919. Aged 20. Son of Mrs. B. Fields, of Oulton. Buried: Oulton (Ss. Peter And Paul) Churchyard, North of Church.

FIELD

William

Private 41257. 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 30992 Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 10th April 1917. Born and lived Oulton. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. L. 32.

GAY

(Frederick) Gordon

Serjeant 320082. 15th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 1603 Suffolk Yeomanry. Killed in action in Egypt on 6th November 1917. Aged 26. Born Briston, Norfolk. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Son of Robert and Mary Gay, of 18, Stracey Rd., Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich. Native of Oulton, Norwich. Buried: Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. M. 53.

GOLDING

Alfred

Private 29303. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th September 1917. Aged 22. Born and lived Oulton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Anna Golding, of Oulton, Aylsham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

GOLDING

John William

Private 20469. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 17026 Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 9th August 1915. Born and lived Oulton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Sarah Ann Golding, of Hall Rd., Oulton, Aylsham, Norfolk, and the late Thomas Walter Golding. Buried: Alexandria (Chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. J. 133.

GRAVES MC & Bar

Adrian Hubert

Captain. 40th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd March 1918. Aged 21. Awarded the Military Cross and Bar. Son of Charles L. and Alice Graves, of Oulton Lodge, Aylsham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

HODGE

Fred

Rifleman 474024. 12th Battalion London Regiment (The Rangers). Formerly G/9352 3rd Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 2nd December 1917. Born Oulton. Lived Aylsham. Enlisted Cromer. Son of John and Harriet Hodge, of Oulton, Aylsham, Norfolk. Buried: Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. C. 11.

MARTINS

Frederick

Serjeant 202624. 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st March 1918. Born Oulton. Lived Aylsham. Enlisted East Dereham. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

The Second World War Memorial is of brass in a wooden frame.

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THESE OUR MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF
THEIR COUNTRY 1939 1945

HARVEY

George Dennis John

Able Seaman C/SSX 19447. H.M.S. Ivanhoe, Royal Navy. Died on 1st September 1940. Aged 21. Foster-son of Laura Stearman, of Oulton, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 35, 2.

Special note: HMS Ivanhoe was mined and sunk in the North Sea off Texel, Holland on 1 September 1940.

LEE

Jasper Victor

Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr.) 1180518. 178 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 15th August 1944. Buried: Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland. Ref. Coll. grave 1. A. 2-7.

LEE

John

Probably: Sapper 1873099. 22 Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died between 8th and 25th December 1941. Aged 29. Son of Lottie Reed, of Itteringham, Norfolk, England. Commemorated: Sai Wan Memorial, China. Column 8.

MARTINS

Frederick

Probably: Sapper 2076234. 251 Field Park Company, Royal Engineers. Died on 9th February 1945. Aged 26. Son of Henry Edward and Henrietta Martins; husband of Vera Martins, of Norwich. Buried: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Ref. Brit. Sec. H. D. 7.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

RAF Oulton was a Bomber Command Aerodrome during the Second World War, and also was home to 803rd Bombardment Squadron, 8th USAAF.

There is a brass memorial in the church commemorating this


I N MEMORY OF
ALL THOSE WHO SERVED
AND THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES AT
RAF OULTON
1940 – 1945

Among the many beautifully worked kneelers in the church, there is one with the badge of RAF Bomber Command, and another with a Mk IV Blenheim.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

A short distance away by the side of the old aerodrome, is a memorial to all those who served at RAF Oulton.


PER ARDUA AD ASTRA

RAF OULTON

In memory and in honour of the men
and women of the British Commonwealth
and American Air Forces
who served AT RAF OULTON
1940 – 1945
THOSE WHO DIED FOR OUR FREEDOM
WILL LIVE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

ROYAL AIR FORCE
18, 21, 88, 114, 139, 214, 223, 236 SQNS
1428 AND 1699 CONVERSION FLIGHTS
8TH USAAF
803RD BOMBARDMENT SQN

There is very little left to see of the old aerodrome apart from some concrete runways and a few building and hangers given over to agricultural and industrial use.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

30 December 2004

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