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PENTNEY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck & Christine Yaxley 2018

Pentney is a small village off the A47, 8 miles to the South East of King’s Lynn. The War Memorial can be found to the left of the front door of the Church of St Mary Magdelene. The Memorial is made of Stone and Cornish Granite, base and pillar topped by a cross. The two plaques and surrounds have recently been renovated.

Photograph above Copyright © Michael Peck 2018
Photograph b elowCopyright © Christine Yaxley 2018

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS
PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

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AVIS
Sidney John
Private 20580, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 17764 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea 13th August 1915 (sinking of troopship ‘Royal Edward’). Son of Robert John and Sarah Avis (nee Gathergood). Born 1892 West Hartlepool, Durham, enlisted Norwich and resident Pentney, Norfolk. Commemorated Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233.
COGGLES
Arthur
Private 7068, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 6th December 1914. Son of George and Emma Coggles (nee Bailey). Born 1887 Pentney and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk (pre war regular soldier with 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment 1911 and enters France 16th August 1914). Buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LXI. Row B. Grave 2.
COGGLES
Charles aka Charlie

Private 5988, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 15th September 1914. Son of George and Emma Coggles (nee Bailey). Born 1882 Pentney and enlisted Kings Lynn, Norfolk (entered France 22nd August 1914). Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

Note: entry date appears previous military service, no evidence found.

COULTON
Aubrey Ewan
Captain Aubrey Ewan Coulton
Captain Aubrey Ewan Coulton
© IWM (HU 120427)
Captain, 6th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, attached 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th July 1916. Son of Richard Calthrop and Amy Coulton (nee Partridge) of Pentney, Norfolk. Husband of Kathleen Ann Clarendon Coulton (nee Godfrey, now wife of Geoffrey Chitty Latham of Weaste Hall, Manchester, Lancashire). Born 18th March 1889 Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
HOWLETT
Sydney Boyce
Private 18024, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 22nd April 1918. Son of Benjamin and Susannah Howlett (nee Boyce). Born c1895 Narborough, enlisted Norwich and resident Ketlam Farm, Pentney, Norfolk (as probate). Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXII. Row D. Grave 4.
MOBBS
Ernest James
Private 23096, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment, formerly 18839 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Son of James and Emma Mobbs (nee Tuke). Husband of Clara Louisa Mobbs (nee Wadlow, now wife of Arthur E Saffill) of Pentney Common, Norfolk. Born 1882 Pentney (as SDGW, born West Acre as census), enlisted 4th February 1915 Norwich and resident Pentney Common, Norfolk. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6
PEEK
Frederick
[Listed as E PEEK on CWGC] Gunner 36470, 71st Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of pneumonia 28th January 1917. Son of John and Ruth Eliza Peek (nee Rockett) of Crossways, Pentney, Norfolk (as army record). Born 1892 Pentney, enlisted 3rd January 1912 Kings Lynn and resident Norfolk (place unspecified). Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 97.
   THIS STONE COMMEMORATES THOSE OF
THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
1939-1945 WAR”.
TOWLER
Kenneth Thomas William
Private 7612920, Royal Army Ordinance Corps attached to Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action in Egypt 22 December 1940, aged 24. Born Norfolk, resident Cambridgeshire. Son of Thomas George and Daisy Grace Towler of Narborough, Norfolk. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 84.
HUGHES
Leonard William
Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1442941, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 10 Squadron. Killed in action 29th June 1944, aged 22 years (crewing Handley Page Halifax aircraft LW717 ZA-W, possibly lost to German night fighter and crashed near Feigneux. No survivors). Son of Florence Hughes of Pentney, Norfolk. Commemorated Feigneux Communal Cemetery, Oise, France. Military Row. Grave 4.
KEMP
Robert Reginald
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), 1397621 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed 15th March 1944 (crewing Vickers Wellington aircraft LN660 KJ-O of 11 Operational Training Unit. On night cross country exercise, mid air collision with Short Stirling aircraft. No survivors). Son of William and Catherine Kemp (nee Skipper) of Pentney, Norfolk. Born 1923. Buried in Pentney (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard, Norfolk.

Last updated 8 July, 2018

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