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ROCKLAND ST PETER WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Chris Clarke 2008

The Rockland St Peter war memorials are to be found in the parish church. The World War 1 memorial is in the form of a marble tablet and bears the names of eight men who fell in World War 1. The World War 2 memorial is in the form of a handwritten, framed, scroll and contains the name of six men who made the supreme sacrifice (the latter has still to be transcribed).

Photograph Copyright © Chris Clarke 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY
OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

BARHAM

Herbert

Private 18219 Herbert Barham was born in Rockland St. Peter c1884. He enlisted in the 9th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 18th October 1916 aged ~32. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 1C and 1D and on the Rockland St. Peter War Memorial. He was the son of William Barham, of Rockland St. Peter.

CURSON

Edward Ernest

ergeant 1706 Edward Ernest Curson was born in Rockland c1896. He enlisted in the 45th Battalion Australian Imperial Forces in Holdsworthy, New South Wales Australia, on 2nd September 1915. He served in France and Flanders and was killed in action on 7th June 1917 aged 21. He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31 and on the Rockland St Peter War Memorial. He was the son of William and Ellen Curson, of "Edgecombe, Telegraph Road, Pymble, New South Wales and a native of Rockland St. Peter, Attleborough, England.

KIDD

Bertie

Private 33066 Bertie Kidd was born in Rickenhall c1897. He originally enlisted as 7013 in the Middlesex Regiment in Attleborough, then later transferred to the 2nd Border Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 26th October 1917 aged 20. He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 85 to 86 and Rockland St. Peter War Memorial. He was the son of George and Emily Kidd, of Rockland All Saints, and a resident of Rockland St. Peter.

LEECH

William

Private 16725 William Leech was born in Rockland St. Peter c1882. He enlisted in the 1st Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds received on 21st July 1915 in hospital at Epsom aged 33. He is buried at Rockland All Saints Churchyard South-West part and is remembered on the Rockland St. Peter War Memorial. He was the son of Joseph Leech and the late Hannah Leech.

LINCOLN

Charles

Private 200176 Charles Lincoln was born in Rockland All Saints. He enlisted in the 1st/4th Norfolk Regiment in Watton. He served in Palestine and was killed in action on 19th April 1917. He is buried at Gaza War Cemetery Grave XXIII. F. 4 and is remembered on the Rockland St Peter War Memorial.

LINCOLN

Frederick

Private 17617 Frederick Lincoln was born in Rockland St. Peter. He enlisted in the 7th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and died on 23rd July 1918. He is buried at Cambrai East Military Cemetery Grave VII. A. 9 and is remembered on the Rockland St. Peter War Memorial.

THURSTON

Maynard John William

Lance Corporal 7187 Maynard John William Thurston was born in Hingham c1881. He enlisted in the 7th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 2nd April 1916 aged 35. He is buried at Vermelles British Cemetery and is remembered on the Rockland St. Peter War Memorial. He was the son of the late John Thurston and of Sophia Newby (formerly Thurston) of Rockland St. Peter.

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"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE".
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1939-1945

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Last updated 15 October, 2008

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