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OXBOROUGH (OR OXBURGH) WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

A simple war memorial set in the ruined wall of the old Chantry Chapel in Oxborough, Norfolk. The parish church remains and within can be found a Roll of Honour containing the names of 28 men who served and 5 who died. tHERE ARE NO NAMES FOR World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Peter Hunter 2007

IN
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF
OXBURGH MEN
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

ENGLISH

Charles [Victor]

Private 19104, 1st Battalion, King's OWn Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Aged 26th. Born Oxborough, enlisted Chichester, Hampshire. Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann English, of Oxborough, King's Lynn; brother of George (below). Formerly 18581, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, France. Plot XXXIX. Row A. Grave 13.

ENGLISH

George [Herbert]

Private 5279, 3rd/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at home 29 March 1916. Aged 28. Born Oxborough, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann English, of Oxborough; brother of Charles (above). Buried near south wall of the church in St. John Churchyard, Oxborough, Norfolk.

MANNING

Richard

probably Richard Alfred MANNING, Rifleman 322345, 6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 23. Born Cockley Cley, enlisted ondon, resident Paddington. Son of Mr. Jesse John and Hannah Manning, of "Mount Close", Westacre Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9 and 10.

MOBBS

Arthur

probably Arthur MOBBS, Private 16471, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 21 September 1916. Aged 20. Born Westacre, enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Emily Mobbs, of 48, Coldcote, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XV. Row D. Grave 1A.

MOBBS

Harold [Acton]

Gunner 102190, 136th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Atillery. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Born Oxborough, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 4.

R.I.P.

Buried in the churchyard

GRIFFIN Christopher John

Major. The Buffs. 1926 - 1994

Photograph Copyright © David Male 2009

 

Last updated 13 July, 2009

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