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SAXLINGHAM - ST MARGARET'S CHURCH - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Micharl Peck 2013

The Saxlingham War Memorial within St Margaret's Church consists of two plain stone tablets within an ornate seone framework. The top most tablet details those who fell in World War 1 and the lower those who fell in World War 2. There are eight names for World War 1 with details also listed on a gandwritten, framed, parchment. For World War 2 eighteen names are listed as a Roll of Honour rather than a memorial. The village memorial contains sixteen names so we can surmise that these were those who attended the church.
Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2013

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF SAXLINGHAM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR EMPIRE AND HONOUR IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

LAMBERT
Ernest Albert
Lance Corporal 15414. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916, aged 24 years. Son of George and Jane Lambert of The Terrace, Saxlingham, Norfolk. Born Foulsham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried Guillemont Road Cemetery. V.I.8.
LAMBERT
John James
Sapper 85465. 451st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Mesopotamia 29th July 1917. Son of George and Jane Lambert of The Terrace, Saxlingham, Norfolk. Born 1888 Themelthorpe, enlisted Norwich and resident East Raynham, Norfolk. Buried Kut War Cemetery. J.25.
EDWARDS
Frederick Oliver
Private 13247. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th June 1916. Son of John and Hannah Edwards of Bale, Norfolk. Born 1893 Mattishall (as census, SDGW has Saxlingham) and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
EDWARDS
James William
Private 29343. 8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, formerly 45346 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1917 (as CWGC, other memorial has 31st August 1917). Son of John and Hannah Edwards. Husband of Sarah Edwards (previously Sarah Smith). Born 1880 Mattishall, enlisted Attleborough and resident Mattishall, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.
WHITE
Ephraim
Private 59292. 42nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 5673 Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 5th September 1918. Son of John and Anna E White. Born c1892 Great Snoring, enlisted Norwich and resident Great Walsingham, Norfolk. Buried Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension. II.G.40.
HOPPER
Samuel William
Private 45029. 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, formerly 20862 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1918, aged 33 years. Son of William and Emma Hopper. Husband of Mary Ann Morter (formerly Hopper, nee Winn and now wife of James Morter) 0f Saxlingham, Norfolk. Born Bodham, enlisted Holt and resident Saxlingham, Norfolk. Buried Harlebeke New British Cemetery. VII.C.11.
MIDDLETON
William James
Private F/3305. 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Son of George H and Louisa A Middleton. Born 1890 Saxlingham, enlisted Norwich and resident Holt, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 7.
HOWLETT
Arthur Robert
Lance Corporal 20869. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 17795 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 14th April 1917, aged 34 years. Son of Susannah Violet Howlett and Robert Eggleton, stepson of Jane Eggleton (nee Broughton). Born Stibbard, enlisted Norwich and resident Field Dalling, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 7.

“THE MEN WERE VERY GOOD UNTO US, AND
WE WERE NOT HURT.” I.SAM.25.15.
MAY GOD GRANT THEM HIS ETERNAL REST

 

ROLL OF HONOUR
(World War 2)
MIDDLETON
E G
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OSLER
J G
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SCOTT
F
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SCOTT
A A
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SCOTT
H H
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SANDS
W V H
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LLOYD
F T
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EDWARDS
W
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HOPPER
A E
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STARLING
W A
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STARLING
H T
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KEMP
W
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CORNWALL
J E C
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CORNWALL
R W
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CORNWALL
J W
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MORTER
H
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MORTER
E T
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MORTER
J
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Parchment Memorial.
WE PRAY YOU GREATER LOVE THOSE WHO HAVE LAID DOWN
REMEMBER HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THEIR LIVES FOR
BEFORE GOD THEIR KING
AND COUNTRY
LAMBERT
Ernest Albert
9th Norfolk Regiment. September 15th 1916.
LAMBERT
John James
Royal Engineers. July 29th 1917.
EDWARDS
Frederick Oliver
1st Norfolk Regiment. June 4th 1916.
EDWARDS
James William
8th Warwickshire Regiment. August 31st 1917.
MIDDLETON
William James
Middlesex Regiment. May 3rd 1917.
WHITE
Ephraim
Machine Gun Corps. September 5th 1918.
HOPPER
Samuel William
Royal Irish Fusiliers.
HOWLETT
Arthur Robert
1st Essex Regiment. April 14th 1917.

Last updated 10 August, 2016

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