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PORINGLAND WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley, Researched lynda Smith - 2004

Poringland is situated a few miles south east of Norwich. The World War 1 memorial is in the Church of All Saints and takes the form of a marble plaque on the left of the nave. The World War 2 Memorial is on the green next to the church.

Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

IN PROUD MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" ECC.XI.17

BRIGGS

Edward John

Private 43102. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 4th September 1916. Aged 20. Born Poringland. Enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Mary Ann Briggs, of Poringland, Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

BRIGGS

Leonard George

Private 63083 (CD has G/63080) 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly G/9080 Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st May 1918. Aged 25. Born and lived Poringland. Enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Mary Ann Briggs, of Poringland, Norwich. Buried: Berles New Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. A. 10.

BROOKS

Herbert Leslie (Bertie)

Private 29135. "B Coy. 1st/23rd Battalion London Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th June 1918. Aged 19. Born Poringland. Enlisted Grove Park, Kent. Son of Alfred and Bessie Brooks, of Upgate Farm, Poringland, Norwich. Buried: Bavelincourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. B. 4.

HEWETT

Edward C

No further information available at present.

MINNS

Louis William

Corporal 200825. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th September 1918. Aged 21. Born Rudham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Louis and Ellen Minns, of Poringland, Norwich. Buried: Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XIV. A. 5.

PRESS

Bertie

Private G/21195. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) Formerly 27596 Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th July 1917. Born and lived Poringland. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14.

TAYLOR

Ralph

Private 25186. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th May 1917. Born Poringland. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4

TAYLOR

Geoffrey Henry

Shoeing Smith 156254. Royal Field Artillery. Attached 180th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Salonika on 21st October 1917. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Taylor, of Poringland, Norwich. Buried: Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece. Ref. III. D. 13.

TUBBY

William Robert

Private 43397. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th September 1916. Aged 21. Born Cawston, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Philip and Anna Tubby, of The Street, Poringland, Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

UTTING

Charles

Private S/41027. 5th Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Formerly 2603 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 9th June 1916. Aged 24. Born and Lived Poringland. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. J. Utting, of Poringland, Norfolk. Buried: La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord, France. Ref. I. B. 24.

WILSON

Percy William

Private 43138. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 29th September 1918. Born Poringland. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Metz-En-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. A. 1.

IN PROUD MEMORY OF FALLEN COMRADES
1939 – 1945

ALDRIDGE

Bertie Raymond

Private 14566578. 2nd Battalion Border Regiment. Died on 9th June 1944. Aged 20. Son of John Robert and Ethel Maria Aldridge, of Framingham Earl, Norfolk; husband of Edna Margaret Aldridge, of Framingham Earl. Commemorated: Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Face 13.

BROOKS.

C

Possibly: Charles Frederick Brooks. Gunner 819648. 76 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died between 1st and 2nd June 1940. Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brooks; husband of Carol Rosemarie Brooks, of Norwich. Buried: Coxyde Military Cemetery Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. V. A. 3.

BURROWS, D.C.M.

H

No further information available at present.

DAVY

(Lennox) Gordon

Serjeant 5771127. 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 25th May 1940. Aged 35. Son of William Hall Davy and Edith Elizabeth Davy, of Poringland, Norfolk. Buried: Hinges Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. Grave 25.

HOLMES

Douglas Cecil

Sergeant (W. Op.) 1874819. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 6th March 1945. Aged 20. Son of Cecil Albert and Lucy Marion Holmes, of Poringland, Norfolk. Buried: Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia. Ref. V. D. 18.

MITCHELL

M

No further information available at present.

NEALE

J

No further information available at present.

PLEASANTS

Alfred George

Petty Officer C/JX 136844. H.M.S. Harvester, Royal Navy. Died on 11th March 1943. Aged 26. Son of Robert Henry and Anna Mary Pleasants, of Poringland, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 68,1. HMS Harvester was torpedoed and sunk by U-432 in the North Atlantic on 11th March 1943.

TAYLOR

Guy Ralph

Corporal 1874436. 22 Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died on 17th October 1942. Aged 23. Son of Frank and Margaret Taylor, of Framingham Pigot, Norfolk. Buried: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Ref. Brit. Sec. K. C. 11.

8 August 2004

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