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RAVENINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2017

The memorial stands in the churchyard of in Raveningham, Norfolk. It takes the form of a four step base surmounted by a plinth atop of which is a tapering shaft with a cross at the top. The inscription is around the top two steps and the plinth and lists both World War 1 and World War 2. Within the church are two identical Rolls of Honour to the men who served in World War 1 and those who gave their lives are marked with an asterisk. The Rolls are both handwritten, the first has obviously suffered water damage and the second is a replica of it.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2017

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
HONOURED MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
THIS CROSS
IS SET UP IN
GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE
OF THOSE WHO
PRESERVED OUR
HOMES IN TIMES
OF DANGER

ALDEN Walter
Walter Baden Alden. Stoker 2nd Class (allocated for casualty purposes) K54538, Royal Navy (naval records note ‘not finally entered, died of Pneumonia 21st October 1918 at Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham before entry papers completed). HMS Pembroke II (shore establishment). Son of John and Mary Ann Alden. Born 1900 Gillingham, Norfolk. Present 1911 Beccles, SFK. No trace CWGC. Commemorated Raveningham (St Andrew) Churchyard.
BARKER Sidney
Sidney Allen Barker. Private 29258. 7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, formerly 27326 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1917. Son of William and Elizabeth Barker. Born 1898 Raveningham, enlisted Norwich and resident Raveningham, Norfolk. Commemorated Artillery Wood Cemetery. VI.D.4.
CHASTON Thomas
Thomas George Chaston. Able Seaman SS/4525, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Vanguard’ (Dreadnought Battleship, sunk by accidental explosion). Died 9th July 1917. Son of George and Caroline L Chaston. Brother of Amelia Playford of Thurlton Road, Raveningham, Norfolk. Born 18th March 1894 Aldeby, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial, 21.
CLUTTEN Allan M
Allan Maxwell Clutten. Lance Corporal 41369. 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 6159 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1917. Son of Charles and Emma Clutten. Born 25th August 1893 Raveningham, enlisted Norwich and resident Raveningham, Norfolk. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 7.
CLUTTEN William
William Robert Clutten. Private 21333. 8th Battalion, Border Regiment, formerly 19102 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 29th July 1916. Son of Charles and Emma Clutten. Born 1896 Raveningham, enlisted Norwich and resident Raveningham, Norfolk. Commemorated Bertrancourt Military Cemetery. Plot 1. Row H. Grave 21.
EVERSON Stanley
One Stanley Everson only identified as WW1 casualty, but no proven connection with Raveningham found. Possibly Private 8780. 1st Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 11th September 1914. Son of Frederick and Hannah Everson of Bentley Road, Little Bromley, ESS. Born 1887 Wix and enlisted Colchester, ESS. Commemorated Montreuil-Aux-Lions British Cemetery. III.C.1/2.
FARROW Edmund G B
Edmund George Banham Farrow. Private 7108. 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company. Died 8th August 1917. Son of Edmund and Frederica Gourlay Farrow of Raveningham, Norfolk. Husband of Isabella S Farrow (nee Hall) of ‘The College’, Beccles, SFK. Born 1889 Raveningham, Norfolk, enlisted Armoury House, LND and resident Raveningham, Norfolk. Commemorated Messines Ridge British Cemetery. V.A.27.
GOODRUM Sidney
Sidney Goodrum on c1884 birth record and census, Sidney George Goodrum on military records. Private G/63088. 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, formerly 9303 Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Son of Samuel and Lydia Goodrum of Brundish, Norfolk. Born Fundenhall, enlisted Norwich and resident Raveningham, Norfolk. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
PLAYFORD John
Deck Hand 10703DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler ‘Thomas Stratten’. Died 20th October 1917. Son of (the late) Mark and Sarah Ann Playford of Pockthorpe, Norfolk. Born 26th September 1889 (as baptism record) or 31st August 1889 (as naval record) Heckingham, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 26.
RUSH Frederick
Lance Corporal 15445. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Son of Arthur Robert and Jane Rush. Born 1890 Harkstead, SFK and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Present Raveningham 1911. Commemorated Guillemont Road Cemetery. Spec Mem VI.H.3.
SAMSON Frederick
Unable to identify Frederick Samson. Possibly should read Frederick George Sampson. Private 21265. 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment, formerly 18689 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1917. Son of Isaac and Ellen L Sampson of Hedenham, husband of Gertrude Eliza Sampson (nee Barber) of Hedenham, Norfolk. Grandson of George Reeve. Born 1877 Hedenham, enlisted Norwich and resident Hedenham, Norfolk. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 85 to 86.
SPARROW Charles
Private 14454. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th October 1916. Son of (the late) George and Harriet Elizabeth Sparrow of Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk. Born 21st August 1890 Raveningham and enlisted 7th September 1914 Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
SPARROW George
Deck Hand 8106DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler ‘Tettenhall’. Died 23rd May 1917. Son of (the late) George and Harriet Elizabeth Sparrow of Raveningham, Norfolk. Born 24th September 1881 Raveningham, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 26.
SPARROW Henry
Henry Sparrow on 1894 birth record, Harry Sparrow on military records. Corporal 15399. 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died home 8th June 1917. Son of (the late) George and Harriet Elizabeth Sparrow of Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk. Born Raveningham, Norfolk and enlisted Beccles, SFK. Commemorated Felixstowe New Cemetery. C.93.
AND OF THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945
COPEMAN Geoffrey G T
Geoffrey George Thomas Copeman. Able Seaman D/JX336995, Royal Navy. HMS ‘President III’ (shore establishment). Died 2nd January 1943. Son of George and Annie M Copeman (nee Sparrow) of Raveningham, Norfolk. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 79. Column 1.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

TO THE ARMS OF THY LOVE WE COMMIT THEM

 

Roll of Honour (unstained) - Names in order of entry on Roll - The stained Roll is identical

Roll of Honou
Raveningham
Rev R E Skene

BANHAM George
BARKER Arthur
BARKER Frederick
BROCK Henry
CHASTON Thomas
*
CLUTTEN William
*
DAYNES Frederick
FARROW Edmund G B
*
GIBBS Charles
GIBBS George
GRICE Frederick
GRICE George
HARDISTY James
*
JERMY Frederick
JENKERSON Arthur
JENKERSON Harry
MARSHALL Edmund
MENDHAM Stanley
MOSS Oliver
PLAYFORD George
PLAYFORD John
*
REID Robert M
RODWELL ? ?
RUSH Frederick
*
SMITH Alfred
SMITH Frank
SMITH James
SPARROW Arthur
SPARROW Charles
*
SPARROW George
*
SPARROW Henry
*
SPIRES Walter B
STANNARD Walter
*
TENNANT William
WARNES Alexander
WARNES Ernest
WARNES William
WYETT Walter
CLUTTEN Allen M
*
EDWARDS Benjamin
GRICE Leonard
LOVE James
GOODRUM Sidney G
*
CABLE Walter
MOSS Henry
WRIGHT Sidney
GROOM Albert
*
SAMSON Frederick
*
EVERSON Stanley
*
COSSEY ? Elmer
SAWYER Walter
BARKER Sidney
*
JENKERSON Ernest
CATTON William
GREEN Frank
WARNES Albert
TIPPLE Arthur
SUTTON James
REEVOR Horace
BUCK William
ALDEN Walter B
*
CABLE John
CABLE John
Volunteered but medically unfit.
“For King and Country”

Last updated 6 July, 2017

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