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RUNHALL WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Tim Hammond 2009

The Runhall memorial is to be found within the parish church of All Saints. The memroial takes the form of a bronze plaque inscribed with black lettering inset into the interior wall of the church. There are nine men listed on the plaque.

Photographs Copyright © Tim Hammond 2009

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
MEN OF RUNHASLL
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918

ALLEN

Thomas Long

Private 26236, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 27 September 1917. Aged 35. Born Runhall, enlisted Norwich, resident Hardingham. Husband of Elsie May Allen, of Plough Lane, Hardingham. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, RUNHALL, Norfolk.

BRASNETT

Archibald Henry

Petty Officer Stoker K/5384, H.M.S. Mallow, Royal Navy. Died 22 February 1919. Aged 29. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Brasnett, of Runhall, Attleborough, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 32.

BRASNETT

Clarke John

[Listed as John Clarke BRASNETT on CWGC and Canadian Archives] Private 12820, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 27 September 1916. Aged 24. Born Runhall, 1893. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Son of the late Frederic George and Laura Brasnett, of Runhall, Norfolk. Enlisted 18 September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada, aged 20 years 4 months. Height 5 feet 9¼ inches, girth 37 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light; Church of England. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 4. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1021 - 25

DUFFIELD

Alfred Robert

Private G/15237, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 4 November 1915. Aged 31. Born Hindringham, enlisted Wymondham. Son of Robert and Charlotte Duffield, of Kimberly, Wymondham. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 163.

DUFFIELD

Charles John

Private 66606, 51st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 24 July 1918. Born Hindringham, enlisted Norwich, resident Hardingham. Formerly 26245, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in ST. IMOGES CHURCHYARD, Marne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 13.

HAMMOND

Robert Henry

Lance Corporal 23071, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 7 August 1916. Aged 36. Born and resident Runhall, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Matilda Hammond, of Little Ellingham, Norfolk; husband of Laura Amelia Hammond, of 69, Low St., Hardingham, Norwich. Formerly 17869, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. e: Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

HARTT

Charles Edgar Whitby

Private G/5552, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 26 February 1916. Aged 17. Born Carbrook, enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Emma Hartt, of Mount Pleasant, Barnham Broom, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

SPINKS

Leonard Arthur

Stoker 1st Class K/5939, H.M.S. Staunch, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was torpedoed 11 November 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mrs. A. E. Spinks, of Runhall, Attleborough, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 26.

Note: HMS Staunch was an Acorn Class Destroyer, built by William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, launched 29 October 1910 and torpedoed and sunk by U-boat UC.38 off Gaza, Palestine, 11 November 1917.

TILLS

Henry 'Harry'

Lance Corporal 10809, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 June 1915. Born hardingham, enlisted Oxford, resident Runhall. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.

Last updated 21 December, 2009

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