Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

REPPS WITH BASTWICK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Steve Smith 2008

The memorial is situated at the entrance of the cemetery for the Church of St Peter. There are nine names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Steve Smith 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THE GIVER OF VICTORY AND
IN SACRED MEMORY OF THE MEN
IN THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

DACK

Albert Septimus

Private, G/28937, 1st Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), who was killed in Action on 24/08/1918 aged 19. Septimus was born in Repps and enlisted at Norwich. He was the son of Robert George and Anna Dack, of Crossway Cottages, Repps, Great Yarmouth. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Panel 7.

DACK

George Seth

Lance Corporal, 34574, 24th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, who was killed in Action on 23/08/1918 aged 24. George was born in Martham in Norfolk, enlisted at Norwich and resided at Hickling. He was the son of Robert George and Anna Dack, of Repps, Martham, Great Yarmouth; husband of Agnes Mary Dack, of Stubb Rd., Hickling, Norfolk. He is now laid to rest at GOMIECOURT SOUTH CEMETERY Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 6.

DOWE

Charles Frederick

Private, PO/18656, 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry, who was killed in Action on 13/11/1916 at the age of 18. Charles was the son of George S. and H. L. Dowe, of Repps, Great Yarmouth. He is now commemorated on Special Memorial No 13. at ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL. On the 13th and 14th November, the 51st (Highland), 63rd (Royal Naval), 39th and 19th (Western) Divisions finally succeeded in capturing Beaumont-Hamel, Beaucourt-sur-Ancre and St. Pierre-Divion.

GRIMBLE

Alfred George

Gunner, 54220, 217th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who Died of Wounds on 04/05/1917 aged 25. Alfred was the son of Samuel and Harriet Grimble, of Tower Rd., Repps, Great Yarmouth. He is now laid to rest at AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 37.

GRIMBLE

Sidney Charles

Private, 46441, 18th Battalion, Lancashire who was killed in Action on 14/10/1918 at the age of 21 Sidney was born in Repps and enlisted at Great Yarmouth. He was the son of Samuel and Harriett Grimble and the brother of Alfred, of Tower Rd., Repps, Great Yarmouth. He is now laid to rest at DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. C. 12.

JOHNSON

Samuel

Deck Hand, 9889DA, Royal Naval Reserve serving on H.M. Trawler "Cantatrice." who died on 05/11/1916 at the age of 31 Husband of Edith Helen Johnson, of Holly Cottage, Repps, Great Yarmouth. He has no known grave and is now commemorated at the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Grave/Memorial Reference: 19.

KING

William Robert

Engineman, 4251TS, Royal Naval Reserve of H.M. Drifter "Waveney II." who died on 26/10/1916 at the age of 27. William was the son of William and Eliza King, of Winterton, Scunthorpe, Lincs.; husband of Ellen E. King, of High Rd., Repps, Great Yarmouth. He has no known grave and is no commemorated at the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Grave/Memorial Reference: 19.

MITCHELL

Charles John

Private, 17944, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who was killed in Action on 14/10/1916 at the age of 34. John was born in Repps and enlisted at Norwich. He was the son of James and Caroline Mitchell; husband of Virtue Whittaker (formerly Mitchell), of 26, Arundel Rd., New Town, Great Yarmouth. He is now laid to reat at HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 34.

MITCHELL

Edgar James

Able Seaman of the Mercantile Marine serving on S.S. "Zoroaster" (London) who died on 29/12/1916 at the age of 30. Edgar was the son of James and Caroline Mitchell, of Old Hall, Repps, Norfolk. He is commemorated on the TOWER HILL MEMORIAL The Tower Hill Memorial commemorates men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939-1945

BLOGG

Frederick Walpole

Able Seaman, C/JX 134608, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Cornwall who died on 05/04/1942. Frederick was the son of Mr and Mrs W L Blogg of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He has no known grave and is now commemorated at the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Grave/Memorial Reference: 53,1. On the day that Frederick died, HMS Cornwall, along with HMS Dorsetshire, was spotted by Japanese reconnaissance planes that in turn directed Japanese bombers onto the two ships. Both were sunk with the loss of 424 men.

DEAN

George Frederick

Fusilier, 6923683, 7th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers who was killed on 18/07/1944. Son of Edith and Frederick Dean of Staithe Road, Repps With Bastwick. Laid to rest at BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY Grave/Memorial Reference I.B.15.

JOHNSON

Frank James

Aircraftman 2nd Class, 552464, 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force who died on 14/12/1939 aged 18. Frank was the son of Herbert James Johnson and stepson of Ellen Stuart Johnson of Repps, Norfolk. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the RUNNEYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 3.

NICHOLS

Ralph Stanley

Private, 6287519, 1/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who died on 13/04/1943 aged 21. Ralph was the son of Herbert S and Edith M Nichols of Repps, Norfolk. He is now laid to rest in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY Grave/Memorial reference 18. A 6.

Last updated 13 October, 2016

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore