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SANDRINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1& 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Carolynn Langley; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003
additional information Darroll Pardoe

The War Memorial stands near the church at Sandringham.

It is very badly weathered in places and is in Gothic script. Consequently it is difficult to read. The following is an attempt to research those commemorated, but we will appreciate any further information. Some extracts have been taken from "War Service Roll of the Members of the Royal Household" reprinted by Naval & Military Press.

Recently the Queen paid tribute and this was covered in an article by the Eastern Daily Press 24 which they have kindly allowed us to reproduce.

 
Photograph (above) Copyright © Martin Edwards 2014
Photographs (Below) Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2003

BRASS PLAQUE INSIDE CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE SANDRINGHAM ESTATE.

TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN FRANK REGINALD BECK M.V.O.
5th NORFOLK REGIMENT

and in

GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF 25 YEARS
FAITHFUL SERVICE AS LAND AGENT of the SANDRINGHAM ESTATES
TO KING EDWARD VII, QUEEN ALEXANDRA & KING GEORGE V.
KILLED IN ACTION GALLIPOLI DURING THE GREAT WAR
ON AUGUST 12th 1915
AGED 54 YEARS.

THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED BY KING GEORGE V AND QUEEN MARY TO HONOUR
THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE SANDRINGHAM COMPANY
5TH BATTALION, NORFOLK REGIMENT   AND THOSE ON THE ESTATE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

ADAMS
[James] Albert
Private 22220, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th July 1916 in France & Flanders. The War Service Roll calls him 'Arthur Adams' but Soldiers Died and the CWGC have James Albert with the same Regiment and date of death so it would appear that this is the same man. Born Narford, enlisted King's Lynn. He was an underkeeper on the Sandringham Estate. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D
ALLEN
Phillip
Private 26712. 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Egypt 6th November 1917 of woiunds received at the Battle of Gaza. Aged 20. Born Dersingham. Enlisted Norwich 12th October 1916. Son of Christian Allen, of Malt House Yard, Dersingham, King's Lynn, and the late Philip Allen. Gardener at Sandringham. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. E. 408. Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
BATTERBEE
Albert Edward
Corporal 56171. 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt.). Died on 9th May 1917. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 510 - 14
BATTERBEE
Robert Frederick
Private 41940. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Formerly 26754, 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th August 1917. Aged 20. Born and lived Dersingham. Enlisted King’s Lynn 12th October 1916. Son of John and Caroline Batterbee, of The Lodge, Hill House, Dersingham, Norfolk. Worked on the Sandringham Estate. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 to 99. Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
BECK,  M.C.
Albert Edward Alexander
Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 12th August 1915. Aged 34. Son of Edward William and Emily Mary Beck, of Home Close, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich; husband of Noel Harriette Rosetta Crotch (formerly Beck), of Seething, Brooke, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
BECK, M.C.
Arthur Evelyn
Captain, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 19th April 1917. Aged 31. Son of Edward William and Mary Beck, of Norwich; husband of Jennie Winifred Beck, of "Winfield," Church St., Hunstanton, Norfolk. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXIII. C. 9.
BECK, M.V.O.
Frank Reginald

Captain, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 12th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 54. Son of Edmund and Anna Maria Beck, late of Sandringham, Norfolk; husband of Mary Plumpton Beck, of Dersingham, Norfolk. Agent to H.M. King, Sandringham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. Also on Roll of Honour at West Newton.

Extract taken from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, part 2, page 24.

BECK, FRANK REGINALD, M.V.O., Capt., 5th Battn. The Norfolk Regt. (T.F.), s. of the late Edmund Beck, Land Agent to H.M. The King at Sandringham; b. Oxwlch, Co. Norfolk, 3 May, 1861; educ. Elmham County School, Norfolk; was Land Agent at Sandrlngham to H.M. the late King when Prince of Wales, 1891—1901, to King Edward VII. 1901-10, and to H.M. the King from 1910 till his death, and was mainly instrumental in the formation of the Sandringham Company. of Volunteers (E Company., 5th Norfolk Regt.), of which he was appointed first Capt. 19 May, 1906. He volunteered for foreign service alter the outbreak of war; served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at the Dardanelles, and was in command of his company during the attack on Anafarta on 12 Aug. 1915. On this day a large party of the Norfolks (including Capt. Beck and many of the Sandringham Company.) disappeared Sir Ian Hamilton’s Despatch], and it is now supposed that they were cut off and killed; but nothing has ever been definitely ascertained as to their fate. He was made a Member of the Victorian Order (4th Class) 28 May, 1901, and created a Knight of the Order of St. Olaf by the King of Norway 13 Nov. 1006. He m. at West. Newton, co. Norfolk, Jan. 1891. Mary Plumpton (Sandringham, Co. Norfolk), dau. of the late Captain Clifford Wilson, of the Connaught Rangers, and 5th Northumberland Fusiilers, and had six children: Edmund Edward Jack. Alice Alexandra Margarotta, Ruth Mary Plunipton, Phyllis Mavis Sophla, May Barbara Joyce and Victoria Olga Joan Merle.

BECKETT
Arthur Robert
Private 17670. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th March 1916. Aged 21. Born Anmer. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Henry and Hannah Beckett, of 3, Abbey Rd., Flitcham, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
BECKETT
[G] Charles
Company Serjeant Major 240014. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917 at 2nd Battle of Gaza. Born Mickleham, Surrey. Enlisted Dersingham 4th August 1914. Son of Charles and Alice Beckett, of Chilton Gardens, Hungerford, Berks. Worked in the gardens at Sandringham. Went from Corporal to CSM. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, a Domestic Gardener, born Mickleham, Surrey, resident The Botheys, Sandringham. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXIII. B. 9. Also commemorated on the Roll of Honour at West Newton.
BENSTEAD
Frederick Matthias
Lance Corporal 17133. 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st July 1917. Born and lived West Newton. Enlisted Hillingford. Buried in Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VIII. C. 7 See also West Newton
BIRD
E A
No further information available at present.
BOND *
George William
Lance Corporal 17587, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers attd. 99th Trench Mortar Battery, Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th February 1918. Born and lived West Newton. Enlisted Norwich 29th May 1915. Labourer on Sandringham Farm. Buried in Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, Nord, France. Ref. I. A. 6. Also commemorated on the Roll of Honour at West Newton.
BOND *
William James
Private 2418. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Julia Riches (formerly Bond), of Alexandra Cottages, West Newton, King's Lynn, and the late John William Bond. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. Also commemorated on the Roll of Honour at West Newton.
BRIDGES
Allen
Private 29284. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home on 16th August 1917. Aged 36. Born and lived Flitcham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Jemima Bridges, of Flitcham. His brother Arthur also died in service. Buried in Flitcham (St. Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk.
BRIDGES
Arthur
Private 1537. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at home on 13th March 1917. (CD gives date as 13th March 1915) Aged 25. Born Hilldene, Norfolk. Enlisted Sandringham. Son of George and Jemima Bridges, of Flitcham. His brother Allen also died in service. Buried in Flitcham (St. Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk.
BRIDGES
Ernest Edgar
[Listed a Lance Corporal on SDGW CCD] Private 6815. 1st/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment. Formerly 1st/5th, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 17th September 1916 at the Battle of the Somme. Born and lived West Newton. Enlisted Sandringham. 1st September 1914. Under keeper at Sandringham. Son of Frederick James and Louisa Hannah Bridges, of Fir Cottage, West Newton, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B. See also West Newton
BRIDGES
Frederick
Private 41635. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Formerly 7005, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th January 1917. Born and lived Flitcham. Enlisted Norwich 4th August 1914. Worker on Sandringham Estate. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
BRIDGES
Leonard Arthur
Private 3335. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Enlisted East Dereham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44
BROADWATER
Henry Edward
Private G/15317. 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.). Formerly 14486 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th April 1918. Aged 23. Born Bramerton, Norfolk. Lived Dereham. Son of Arthur and Thirza Broadwater, of Weasenham All Saints, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. Panel 1 and 2
BUNN
William [Albert]
Private 240111. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th April 1917. Aged 23. Born Dersingham. Enlisted Sandringham. Son of Henry R. and Lucy Bunn, of Beech Drift, Dersingham, Norfolk. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXX. F. 13. Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
CARTER
Albert
Albert Carter. Driver T4/041243 attached to 75th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action on 1st May 1918. Aged 25. Born Walsingham, Norfolk. Lived King’s Lynn. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Carter, of Ling House, Anmer, King's Lynn. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XXVIII. B. 6A. Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
CARTER
Sidney
Private 1555. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Born Shouldham, Norfolk. Enlisted West Newton. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44 Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
CLARKE
William
Private 40893. 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Formerly 32928 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th April 1917. Aged 35. Born Crimplesham, Norfolk. Lived Dersingham. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Husband of Ethel May Clarke, of 16, Lavender Terrace, Gaywood, King's Lynn. Buried Houdain Lane Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. D.7. Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
COOK  *
James Alfred
Private 240349. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 2nd November 1917 at Gaza, Palestine. Aged 20. Enlisted East Dereham 1st September 1914. Son of Charles Cook, of Church Cottage, West Newton, King's Lynn. Milk boy at Sandringham Farm. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXIV. C. 16. Also commemorated on Roll of Honour at West Newton.
COOMBER
Herbert
Private G/18728, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 7th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Born Lingfield, Surrey, enlisted King's Lynn June 1916, resident Conyham. He was a gamekeeper on the Sandringham Estate. Son of Edmund and Frances Coomber, of Cernes Farm, Edenbridge, Kent; husband of R. E. Coomber, of 30, Warwick St., Birdholme, Chesterfield. Previously employed in Kent by W.G. Grace the cricketer. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. G. 35.
COPELAND *
A
No further information available at present. Also commemorated on Roll of Honour at West Newton.
COX
Edgar Samuel
[Listed as S E COX on memorial] Private 1376. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 12th August 1915 (CD gives date 28th August). Aged 22. Born Wolferton. Enlisted Sandringham. Son of Mrs. Sarah Cox, of Wolferton, Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. Also commemorated on Wolferton Roll of Honour.
CROSS
Walter
Private 202959. 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly 4/5999 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 17th November 1916 at Warlencourt. Aged 27. Born Nyddisthorpe, Norfolk. Lived Dersingham. Enlisted King’s Lynn 7th April 1916. Son of Harry and Harriet Cross, of Holly Cottage, Dersingham husband of Florence Rachel Cross, of Malt Cottages, Dersingham, Norfolk. Employed in the gardens at Sandringham. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
DANIELS
Harold [Frederick Gerrad]
Private 240201. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine on 2nd November 1917. Aged 21. Born Dersingham. Enlisted Sandringham. Son of Robert and Eliza Daniels, of Victoria Cottage, Dersingham, Norfolk. Worked in the Engineers' Department at Sandringham. Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. B. 88. Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
DOVE  *
[Robert] George
Corporal 819. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Sulva Bay, Gallipoli on 12th August 1915 (CD gives date as 28th August). Born Harlesdon, Norfolk. Enlisted Sandringham 4th August 1914. Went from Private to Corporal. Worked in the gardens at Sandringham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. Also on Roll of Honour at West Newton Church.
EASTWICK
A E
No further information currently available
EMMERSON
E
No further information currently available
GREEN
H E
No further information currently available
GRIEF
H E
possibly Edward Hugh Grief listed. Private/Corporal 240816, 1st/5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1917 in Palestine. Enlisted East Dereham 4th August 1914. Worked at Sandringham. Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Hipkin, she remarried after he died to Edward Callaby, of The Buildings, Tilney St. Lawrence, King's Lynn. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Grave XXIII. D. 12.
GRIMES
Charles Edward
Private 1521. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Gallipoli on 18th November 1915. Born Congham, Norfolk. Enlisted Flitcham, Norfolk. Buried in 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Turkey. Ref. II. A. 14.
GRIMES
T
No further information currently available
GRIMES
William Charles
Lance Corporal 322. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 12th September 1915. Born Congham, Norfolk. Enlisted Hellington, Norfolk. Buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey. Ref. II. F. 6.
HANSLIP *
Thomas Leslie
[T C HANSLIP on memorial] Private 65462. 104th Field Amb. Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th October 1918. Aged 22. Born West Newton. Lived King’s Lynn. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Arthur and Priscilla Hanslip, of West Newton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. G. 24. Also commemorated on West Newton Roll of Honour.
HARDY
Charles N
[G H HANSLIP on memorial] Corporal 4204. 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th February 1917. Born and lived Hillington, Norfolk. Enlisted Ashton-under-Lyne. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
HAYLETT   * *
Frederick Samuel
Private 19428. 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia on 13th April 1916. Born Downham Market. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 10. Also commemorated on Roll of Honour at Wolferton Church.
HAYLETT
William James
Private 16308. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th April 1917. Aged 25. Born Wolferton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Haylett, of West Newton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 Also commemorated on Wolferton Roll of Honour.
HOOKS
George Leonard
Private 89364. 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war in Germany 7th October 1918. Born and lived Dersingham. Enlisted Norwich 21st April 1917. Worked in thev Engineers' Department, Sandrigham. Buried in Hautmont Communal Cemetery, Nord. France. Ref. IV. A. 18. Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
HOOKS
John George
Private 10/21271. 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Formerly 18746 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 9th July 1916. Born and lived Amner. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. B. 70.
HOWELL
G
possibly: George Howell. Private 19588. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st September 1917. Aged 29. Born Castleacre, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of George John Howell, of Palgrave, Sporle, Swaffham, Norfolk. Buried in Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. M. 17.
HOWELL
James
Private 241092, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 19th April 1917 at Gaza. Age 20. He worked in the gardens at Sandringham. Enlisted King's Lynn May 1916. Son of George and Elizabeth Howell, of 5, Manor Rd., Dersingham, King's Lynn. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery. Grave XXII. G. 10.
HUDSON
Ernest Louis
Private 240059. "E" Company. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died on 18th November 1918. Aged 30. Son of John William and Bertha Hudson, of Wolferton; husband of Kate Anna Hudson, of Centre Vale, Dersingham, King's Lynn. Buried in Wolferton (St. Peter) Churchyard, Norfolk. Also commemorated on Wolferton Roll of Honour.
HUMPHREY
William John
Private 1523. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Born Grimston, Norfolk. Enlisted Flitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
HUNTER
Charles
Lance Corporal 321, 1st/5th Battalion, (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Died 12th [SDGW states 21st] August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 25. Born North Pickenham, enlisted Hillington. Son of Henry and Emma Hunter. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
JORDAN
William
Private 240356, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1917 in Palestine. Age 23. An underkeeper on the Sandringham Estate. Born Starton, Lincolnshire, enlisted East Dereham 1st September 1914. Son of Thomas and Ruth Jordan, of Stourton, Lincoln. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Grave XXIII. B. 8. Also commemorated on Wolferton Roll of Honour.
KERRISON
Frederick Robert James
Private 1751. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 19. Born Walworth, surrey. Enlisted Sandringham 4th August 1914. Son of Frederick E. and Louisa Kerrison, of Fox Farm, Carleton Rode, Attleborough, Norfolk. Worked in the gardens at Sandringham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44 Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
LARRINGTON     * *
Alfred
Private 42462. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th October 1918. Aged 23. Born Holbeach Marsh, Lincs. Enlisted Holbeach. Son of John Robert and Annie Larrington, of Marsh Farm, Wolverton, King's Lynn. Buried in HIGH TREE CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Ref. A.39. Also commemorated on the Roll of Honour at Wolferton Church.
LEWIS
F
Rifleman S/26112. 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Formerly R/29211 King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 26th March, 1917. Aged 33. Born and lived Sherborne, Norfolk. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Henry and Mary Lewis, of Sherborne, Norfolk. Buried Avesnes-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. C. 16.
MICKELBURGH
William
Lance Corporal 21272. 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Formerly 18836 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st July 1916. Born Colkirk, Norfolk. Lived Hillington, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.
MINDHAM
Water William
Private 240053. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Born Snettisham. Enlisted Flitcham. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXII. G. 6.
MUSSETT
Reginald
Lance Corporal 1544. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at Sea on 20th November 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 20. Born Cley-next-the-Sea. Enlisted Sandringham. Son of Alfred and Charlotte Mussett, of Whitehall Cottages, Syderstone, King's Lynn, Norfolk.Worked as an under-keeper at Sandringham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
NEEDS *
George William
Lance Serjeant 711. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli on 12th August 1915. Aged 28. Born King’s Lynn. Enlisted West Newton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Needs, of 26, Alfred Rd., Cromer, Norfolk. Employed in the Enginerers' Department, Sandringham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. Also on the Roll of Honour at West Newton Church.
NEGUS
G W
No further information currently available
NURSE
[Wallace] Robert
Private 2130. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 22. Born North Heigham, Norfolk. Enlisted Dersingham 5th August 1914. Son of Robert G. F. Nurse, of 19, Centre Vale, Dersingham, King's Lynn. Employed on Sandringham Farm. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
OLLEY
James Osbourne
Private G/38859. 11th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.). Formerly 26204 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 1st August 1917. Aged 20. Born docking. Lived Amner. Enlisted King’s Lynn 25th July 1916. Only son of Herbert Robert and Mary Ann Olley, of High Park, Little Massingham, King's Lynn. Private Olley was an Under Keeper on the Sandringham Estate. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, France. Panel 11 - 13 and 14.
OVERMAN
Robert
Private 240054. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Egypt on 14th May 1917. Born Rotherham, Yorkshire. Enlisted Flitcham, Norfolk. Son of Walter and Rachel Overman, of White City, Titchwell, King's Lynn. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. D. 130.
PHILLIPS *
Frederick Ernest aka Fred
Lance Corporal 2025. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 12th August 1915. (CD gives date as 21st August). Aged 21. Born Icklingham, Suffolk. Enlisted Sandringham. Son of Thomas and Annie E. Phillips, of West End, Costessey, Norwich. Employed as an Under Keeper at Sandringham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44 Also commemorated on Roll of Honour at West Newton.
PILCHER
A
Possibly: Alfred Edward Pitcher. Private 17425. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th July 1916. Born Brancaster. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
PILCHER
R
Possibly: Robert Pitcher. Private 241067. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Enlisted East Dereham. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXX. G. 3.
REED
Horace
Lance Corporal 30005, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 20th March 1918 received at Noyon. Aged 33. Born Ashwicken, Norfolk. Lived Dersingham. Enlisted King’s Lynn 2nd June 1916. Son of William and E. Reed, of Ashwicken, Norfolk; husband of Annie E. Reed, of Parker's Cottages, Dersingham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Employed in the gardens at Sandringham. Buried in Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, France. Ref. I. F. 8. Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
RINGER *
Roland Edward
Private 1559, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at Sulva Bay, Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 23. Born West Newton. Enlisted Sandringham August 1914. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ringer, of Victoria Cottages, West Newton, King's Lynn. Employed on the Sandringham Estate. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. Also commemorated on Roll of Honour at West Newton.
RINGER *
Arthur William
[W A RINGER on memorial] Private 41634. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Formerly 7010, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th April 1917. Aged 37. Born and lived West Newton. Enlisted Norwich August 1914. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ringer, of West Newton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Employed on the Sandringham Estate. No known grave. Commemorated on Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville - St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial. Also commemorated on West Newton Roll of Honour.
RIX
Ernest
Private 28974. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th May 1918. Born & Lived Flitcham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, France. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A
RIDLEY
W
No further information available at present.
SEAMAN
G H
No further information available at present.
SMITH  *
John [Rathie]
Private S/8050, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Died 27th September 1915 of wounds recieved at the Battle of Loos 25th September. Born Dyne, Aberdeenshire, enlisted Norwich January 1915. Employed in the gardens at Sandringham. Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. E. 45.
SMITH
W
No further information available at present.
STEEL *
Ernest Edward
Private 17889. 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1917. Aged 21. Born & lived Appleton. Enlisted Norwich 12th June 1915. Son of Robert and Charlotte Steel, of Appleton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. He was an underkeeper on the Sandringham Estate. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. Also commemorated on Roll of Honour at West Newton.
TWAITE
Arthur
Private 3/10495. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th August 1916. Aged 31. Born Royden. Enlisted Norwich 3rd September 1914. Son of Mrs. Martha Twaite, of Trinity Hospital, Castle Rising, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium. Panel 3
WALDEN
Morris [Mallett]
Private 2385. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Born Dersingham. Enlisted East Dereham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Greece. Panel 42 to 44. Also commemorated on Dersingham Memorial.
WALKER
Robert
Gunner 93453. 350th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th October 1918. Aged 33.Served in France from 31st December 1916 to 4th October 1918 taking part in various battles during this period of service, wounded 22nd September 1917. Born Thornham, Norfolk. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Haylett and Ann Walker; husband of Lilian Louise Crowe (formerly Walker), of Shire Stud, Wolferton, King's Lynn. Employed as a Shire Stud Groom on Sandringham Farm. Buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VI. D. 6. Also commemorated on Wolferton Roll of Honour.
WALKER
William
Private 2842. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 24. Enlisted East Dereham 9th September 1914. Son of Mr. H. W. and Mrs. A. E. Walker, of Roydon, King's Lynn. Employed on Sandringham Estate. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44
WILLIAMSON
George Henry 
Lance Corporal 12273. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th October 1915. Born Flitcham. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31
WILLIAMSON
P F
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UNDER THE ROYAL CREST
1939 - 1945

BARRETT *          

Albert John
Gunner 1552718. 453 Battery, 136 Light A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery. Died on 10th November 1944. Son of John Jubilee Barrett and Caroline Barrett, of Wolferton; husband of Sarah Lizzie Barrett, of East Dulwich, London. Buried in Wolferton (St. Peter) Churchyard. Also commemorated on Wolferton Memorial.

BESSEY

Kenneth Edward
Corporal 5776981. 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 8th September 1943. Aged 26. Son of Henry James Bessey and Rhoda Ann Bessey, of Dersingham, Norfolk. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 2. N. 60. Also commemorated on the Dersingham Memorial.

DAW

Percy John
Sergeant (W. Op. Air) 1447529. 106 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 27th April 1944. Aged 22. Son of Frederick and Ida Eleanor Daw, of Sandringham, Norfolk. Buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Ref. 5.E.26.

HOWARD

Albert Eric James
Lance Corporal 408844. 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Royal Armoured Corps. Died on 24th May 1940. Aged 20. Son of Albert H. J. Howard, and of Rosaline Howard, of Sandringham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, France. Column 2.

MAYHEW

P
Possibly: Percy Mayhew. Private 5774895. 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 24th July 1943. Aged 24. Son of James Alfred and Hilda Sophia Mayhew, of Heckingham, Norfolk. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 2. J. 19.

MORSE

J E
No further information available at present.

PATTINGALE

R V
No further information available at present.

REYNOLDS

P
No further information available at present.

UNWIN

R H
probably Rupert Harding UNWIN, Private 5772847, 6th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died as a POW 29th September 1943. Age 22. Son of Frank Rupert and Edith Unwin, of Handsworth, Sheffield. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 1. K. 3.

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