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ROUGHTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

Roughton is a village just inland from Cromer. The War Memorials are inside St Mary’s Parish Church, which is one of the round-towered churches of Norfolk. The village is a short distance away from the main part of the village on the opposite side of the main Cromer – Norwich Road. The First World War Memorial is of marble and is surmounted with a red cross inside a laurel wreath.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

BOWER

Leonard

Private 40596. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 6th May 1917. Aged 32. Born Roughton. Enlisted Cromer. Son of George Bower; husband of Selina Augusta Bower, of Old Mill House, Chapel Rd., Roughton, Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

BULLEN

John Henry

Private 241018. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine on 27th November 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of John Henry and Blanche Harriet Bullen, of 64, Chapel Rd., Roughton, Norfolk. Buried: Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. B. 70.

COSSEY

James

Private 241178. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Enlisted Cromer. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panels 12 to 15.

HEWITT

Richard

Private 51204. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 25th August 1918. Aged 19. Born and lived Roughton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Sarah Ann Hewitt, of Thorpe Rd., Roughton, Norwich. Buried: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. III. F. 38.

HOOLHOUSE

John Thomas

Private 23072. 7th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 19032 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th August 1916. Born Diss, Norfolk. Lived Scole, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

KEELER

Sidney Earl

(Keeley on CD). Lance Corporal 202168. 1st/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th April 1918. Aged 23. Born Bodham, Norfolk. Lived Norwich. Enlisted Cromer. Son of John Edmund and Anna Maria Keeler, of Manor Farm, Roughton, Norwich. Buried: Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. 68.

LAMBERT

Stanley

Private 2300. 2nd/19th Battalion London Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 18th August 1916. Aged 21. Lived Upper Holloway. Enlisted Camden Town, London. Son of James and Eliza Lambert, of "Westwood", Roughton, Norwich. Buried: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. E. 6.

LAMBERT

Thomas John

Private 14688. "C" Company, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th August 1916. Aged 18. Born and lived Highgate. Enlisted St Paulís Churchyard. Son of Mrs. Eliza Lambert, of Chapel Rd., Roughton, Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

LAWRENCE

Charles

Probably: Charles Frederick Lawrence. Private 9103. 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli on 28th May 1915. Born Swafield, Norfolk. Lived Southrepps, Norfolk. Enlisted Cromer. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 185 to 190.

LAWRENCE

George Henry

Private 16306. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th March 1918. Aged 24. Born Felbrigg, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Sarah Lawrence, of Felbrigg; husband of Maud Lilian Turner (formerly Lawrence), of Marble Hill Lodge, Felbrigg, Roughton, Norwich. Buried: Serre Road Cemetery No 1, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VII. C. 2/13.

REYNOLDS

John Henry

Private 13875. "D" Company, 7th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th June 1916. Aged 28. Born and lived Roughton. Enlisted Oswestry. Son of John Henry and Mary Elizabeth Reynolds, of Roughton Heath, Norfolk. Buried: La Clytte Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. A. 29.

TURNER

Alfred William

Lance Corporal 245543. 12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Formerly 110484 Duke of Lancasterís Yeomanry. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 22nd September 1918. Born and lived Roughton. Enlisted Scarisbrick, Lancashire. Son of Mr. R. Turner, of Thorpe Rd., Roughton, Norfolk. Buried: Five Points Cemetery, Lechelle, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. C. 26.

TURNER

Cecil

Private 41592. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 4726 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th April 1917. Born South Repps. Lived Roughton. Enlisted East Dereham. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WADE

Herbert John Clark

Lieutenant. 130th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds on 14th November 1917. Aged 27. Gazetted July, 1917. Son of Clark J. and Elizabeth Wade, of Roughton, Norwich. Buried: Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. F. 29.

WARD

Archie

Private 16267. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916. Born Roughton. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

WARD

Charles Edward

Private 27/783. 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Born Roughton. Enlisted Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

WARD

Robert James

(James Robert on CD & CWGC). Private 27844. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd January 1917. Aged 28. Born Roughton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Edward and Mary Elizabeth Ward; husband of Ida May Ward, of 2, West Cottages, New St., Cromer. Buried: Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. I. R. 40.

WARD

Ernest

No further information available at present.

WRIGHT

Cecil Ashton

Private 241020. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Aged 18. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Mrs. Sarah Wright, of 61, Chapel Rd., Roughton, Norwich. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panels 12 to 15.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

The Second World War Memorial is a plaque below the above memorial.

ALSO THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945

CLEAR

Frederick

Private 5772983. 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died between 27th and 28th May 1940. Son of Benjamin and Emily Clear, of Suffield Park, Cromer, Norfolk. Buried: Le Paradis War Cemetery, Lestrem, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. 2. D. 1.~For pictures and an account of the massacre at Le Paradis please see http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Overseas/leparadis.html

DAVIES

Reginald

No further information available at present.

DEW

Robert

Probably: Robert Herbert Dew. Lance Corporal 14218295. 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died on 14th December 1944. Aged 21. Son of Alfred Laws Dew and Lavinia Dew, of Weybourne, Norfolk. Commemorated: Brookwood Memorial, Surrey. Panel 11. Column 2.

EVERSON

Donald Learner

Corporal 5778757. 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 9th June 1944. Aged 24. Son of Herbert Everson, and of Maud Mary Everson, of Roughton, Norfolk. Commemorated: Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Face 6.

HEWITT

Henry Alfred

Sapper 2111957. Royal Engineers. Died on 19th July 1943. Aged 28. Son of Robert James Hewitt and Sarah Hewitt; husband of Ruth Mary Hewitt, of Metton. Buried: Roughton (St. Mary) Churchyard.

RODWELL

John Charles

Private 5775334. 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 7th December 1943. Aged 26. Son of William John and Rose Ethel Rodwell, of Roughton, Norfolk. Buried: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 3. O. 11.

SPENDLOW

Basil

Private 5778371. 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died on 3rd February 1945. Aged 22. Son of Herbert Sidney and Elsie May Spendlow, of Holt, Norfolk. His brother Wilfred George (below) also died on service. Buried: Mook War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands. Ref. II. C. 17.

SPENDLOW

Wilfred George

Private T/214974. Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 22nd October 1942. Aged 22. Son of Herbert Sidney and Elsie May Spendlow, of Holt. His brother Basil (above) also died on service. Buried: Holt Burial Ground, Norfolk. Ref. Grave A. 170.

There is a memorial to a soldier who died in the service of The Crown from a much earlier generation (apologies for the blurred photo)


To
the Memory of
JOSEPH HOGAN
Ensign in the First Battalion
of the NORFOLK MILITIA
who died in the City of GLOUCESTER
on February 11th 1760
Aged 33
and on the 13th the Body was Interred
In the Church of St. Nicholas
with the usual Military Honours.

He was the only Child
of the Revd. Mr. JOSEPH HOGAN
Rector of Sparham and Foxley
In the county of NORFOLK

1 January 2005

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