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SEDGEFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley, Researched Lynda Smith 2003

The War memorial is situated on a triangle in the village on Cole Green. The memorial gives full names and Regiments. There is also a second memorial to those who died in World War 2. See further down the page for details.

Photograph Copyright ©
Carolynn Langley 2003

1914 – 1919

BARRETT

William
Lance Corporal 12282, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Friday 16 March 1917. Born Townsvelle, Australia. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 12.

BATCH

George William
Pioneer 151760, 8th Signalling Company,, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Monday 25 March 1918. Age 20. Born Sedgeford. Enlisted Hitchin, Herts. Son of Mary Ann Batch, of Sedgeford, King's Lynn, Norfolk, and the late George Batch. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10 to 13.

BELL

Herbert
Private TF/242740, 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Wednesday 1 August 1917. Age 32. Born Bircham. Lived King’s Lynn. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Albert and Ann Marie Bell, of Heacham Rd., Sedgeford, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.

BINKS

Basil Henry
Second Lieutenant, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action Monday 23 October 1916. Age 28. Son of Herbert B. and Martha B. Binks, of Sedgeford, Norfolk. B.A. (Queen's College), Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

BOCKING 

Henry aka Harry
Private 240194, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine 18 April 1917. Born Sporle, enlisted Thornham. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 12 to 15.

CARTER

James Robert
Private 17527, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on Thursday 27 July 1916. Age 27. Born Sedgeford. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Carter, of 11, Littleport Terrace, Sedgeford, King's Lynn; husband of Minnie Maria Carter, of High St., Sedgeford, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

CARTER 

Walter [Frederick]
[Listed on memorial as Private 6th Battalion Norfolk Regiment.] Private 43580, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on the Somme 5 October 1816. Aged 23. Born 26 July 1892 Snettisham, enlisted King's Lynn; married 12 February 1916 in North Walsham to Laura Harriett Rebecca Howard. Husband of Laura H. R. Smith (formerly Carter), of 12, Upper Brents, Faversham, Kent. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 10.

COPPIN

George William
Private 61847,. 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 11843 Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on Sunday 6 October 1918. Born Whiting, Norfolk. Lived Burnham Market. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVI. Row C. Grave 17.

GOODERHAM 

Walter Edgar
Private 25459, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Tuesday 9 October 1917. Age 27. Born Gasthorpe, Norfolk. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Alfred Gooderham, of Knettishall, Diss; husband of Ethel H. Gooderham, of Church Farm, Thelnetham, Diss, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.

HINES 

Ernest Frederick 
Driver T2/9859,. Base Horse Transport Depot, Army Service Corps. Died in Mesopotamia on Wednesday 15 November 1916. (CD gives year as 1915). Born and lived Sedgeford. Enlisted Marylebone. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY Iraq. Plot III. Row O. Grave 14.

JORDON 

Stephen James
[JORDAN on CWGC & CD] Private 29720, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Monday 9 April 1917. Born Tottenhill, Norfolk. Enlisted King’s Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

KENDALL

Cecil
Private 850174, 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt.) Died Monday 2 September 1918. Age 28. Born 21 October 1890, Sedgeford, Norfolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kendall, of Norfolk, England; husband of Ethel L. Bambridge (formerly Kendall), of Amigari, Ontario. Il. Buried in DURY MILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 18.

LARGE

William Henry
Private 23092,. 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Formerly 18846 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Friday 7 July 1916. Age 39. Born Flitcham, Norfolk. Lived Sedgeford. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Caroline Riches Large, of Docking Rd., Sedgeford, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

LOCKE

Walter
[Spelt LOCK on SDGW CD] Private 14448, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Wednesday 18 October 1916. Age 24. Born Methwold. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Herbert and Rose Locke, of Eaton Farm, Sedgeford, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

MARSHALL

Frederick Arthur     
Private 28395, 9th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly 8943 The Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Friday 22 March 1918. Born and resident Sedgeford. Enlisted Norwich. Formerly 8943, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in BEAUMETZ-LES-CAMBRAI MILITARY CEMETERY No. 1, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section I. Grave A.

PARSONS

George Edgar
Sick Berth Attendant M/3515, H.M.H.S. "Rohilla.", Royal Navy. Died on Friday 30 October 1914. Age 22. Son of George Press Parsons and Emma Ellen Parsons, of The King William Inn, Sedgeford. Buried in SEDGEFORD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

Special note: The Rohilla was originally a liner with the British India Steam Navigation Company. She was converted to a hospital ship in 1914. Carrying a full crew including medical staff, she hit a reef south of Whitby. Then followed one of the great rescue operations carried out by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, in which three gold and four silver medals were awarded to the lifeboat crews. To read the full story see HMHS Rohilla - The Wreck of The Rohilla

PENDRIL(L) 

John 
Lance Corporal 16545, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. (Memorial gives Private in 10th Battalion Norfolk Regiment). Died of wounds in France & Flanders on Monday 19 February 1917. Born Loddon. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 9.

RAINES

Frank Henry
Private 15495, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. (Memorial states 8th Norfolks). Killed in action in France & Flanders on Friday 15 September 1916. Born Sedgeford. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

RAINES

Harry
Private 36883, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on Monday 15 April 1918. Enlisted Sedgeford. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXIX. Row B. Grave 20.

TUCKER

Duncan Johnson
Tuck on CWGC & CD. Captain 3rd Battalion, Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry. Died of wounds Monday 3 July 1916. Buried in AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave II.

WALDEN 

Sidney Peel 
Private 240754. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Egypt on Wednesday 18 July 1917. Age 22. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of George and Mary Walden, of Sedgeford, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. D. 21.

WARNES

John 
Serjeant 42472. 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Formerly 12939 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Tuesday 28 May 1918. Age 34. Born Tattersett, King’s Lynn. Lived Sedgeford. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Jabez and Helen Peace Warnes, of Fring Lane, Sedgeford, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 to 99.

WILLIAMSON

James William
Private 22325. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on Saturday 11 August 1917. Born Sedgeford. Enlisted King’s Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4.

1939 – 1945

CHAPMAN

Arthur Albert
Private 5775092. 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Wednesday 12 June 1940. Age 19. Son of Albert Edward and Maud Jane Chapman, of Sedgeford, Norfolk. Buried in GRANDCOURT WAR CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 12.

HUBBARD, M.C.

Percy Richard
Lieutenant. H.M.S. Rajalzya., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 11 November 1943. Age 59. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hubbard; husband of Doris Catharine Hubbard, of Chelsea, London. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Hampshire, United Kingdom. Panel 80, Column 1.

KIRBY

Gordon William Frederick

[Listed on CWGC as William Kirby] Private 5774896, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died as a japanese Prisoner of War 6 March 1944. Aged 22. Son of Alfred and Edith Emily Kirby, of Sedgeford, Norfolk. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 9. Row M. Grave 6.

OTWAY

[James] Herbert
Ordinary Seaman. S.S. Rotorua (Plymouth), Merchant Navy. Died Wednesday 11 December 1940. Age 18. Son of Frederick Robert and Kathleen Otway; nephew of Celia A. Smith, of Sedgeford, Norfolk. Buried in SANDWICK CEMETERY, Ross and Cromarty, United Kingdom. Section M. Grave 2969.

SEWELL

Albert James
Private 5778286. 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Monday 6 January 1941. Age 26. Son of Frederick John and Hannah Eliza Sewell, of Sedgeford. Buried in SEDGEFORD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

A lamp with a brass plaque underneath it set into the churchyard wall of St Mary the Virgin Church, on the left of the entrance gate.


THIS LAMP WAS PLACED HERE
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
SEDGEFORD
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO KEEP
THE LIGHT BURNING
1939 – 1945

CHAPMAN

Arthur Albert

See Village Memorial (above)

CROWN

Gordon Frederick William

Guardsman 14655719. 5th Battalion Coldstream Guards. Died on 25th September 1944. Aged 20. Son of Frederick Charles and Stella Crown, of Sedgeford, Norfolk; husband of Betty Crown, of Fring, Norfolk. Buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 22. Row C. Grave 5.

HUBBARD

Percy Richard

See Village Memorial (above)

OTWAY

Herbert James

See Village Memorial (above)

SEWELL

Albert James

See Village Memorial (above)

WILLIAMSON

Lancelot Percy

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 621628. Royal Air Force. Died on 13th July 1945. Aged 25. Son of Percy George and Annie Maud Williamson, of Sedgeford. Buried in Fring (All Saints) Churchyard, Norfolk.

Last updated 30 May, 2016

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