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SEETHING & MUNDHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley, researched Lynda Smith 2004

Seething is situated a few miles north of Bungay. The War Memorial stands at a road junction in village behind church of St. Margaret & St. Remigius and covers both Seething and Mundham villages.


Munham Church


Seething Memorial & Church
Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

IN MEMORY OF THE SEETHING MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914- 1918

BALE

William Christopher

Serjeant 11131. 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th April 1918. Aged 29. Born and lived Seething. Enlisted Grimsby. Son of Arthur and Emily M. N. Bale, of Seething, Brooke, Norwich. Buried: Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. I. M. 9.

BIRD

John

Private 14732. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916. Aged 27. Born Seething. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Lewis and Hannah Bird, of Upgall, Seething, Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

BLIGH

Alfred

Private 472064. 46th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regt.) Died on 19th November 1916. Aged 29. Born in Berghapton, Norfolk on 17th August 1887. Lived in Wadena, Sask. where he was a farmer. Son of Walter and Emma Bligh, of Seething Fen, Brooke, Norwich, England. Private Bligh was unmarried. Commemorated: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

KNIGHTS

William George

Lance Corporal 18863. 2nd Battalion (Memorial gives 3rd Battalion) Norfolk Regiment. Died in India on 16th July 1916. Aged 27. Born Hartley, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of George Richard and Jane Knights, of Seething, Norfolk. Commemorated: Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India. Face 3.

RICHES

Herbert Henry

Private G/21243. 2nd Battalion Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Formerly 19778 East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd April 1917. Born Kirstead. Lived Seething. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. A. 24. See also Kirstead Memorial.

LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER THEM
FORGET NOT THEIR NAMES
.
IN MEMORY OF THE MUNDHAM AND SEETHING MEN
WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 -1945

BALE

Ernest Edward

Captain 117749. Royal Corps of Signals. Died on 8th October 1941. Aged 33. Son of Arthur and Emily M. R. Bale, of Seething, Norfolk. Buried: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. K. 169.

BUTCHER

Herbert Bertie Reginald

Guardsman 2658972. 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Died on 22nd April 1941. Aged 21. Son of Arthur John and Ethel May Butcher, of Mundham. Buried: Mundham (St. Peter) Churchyard, Norfolk.

PZ 658972 GUARDSMAN
H.B.R. BUTCHER
COLDSTREAM GUARDS
22ND APRIL 1941 AGE 21

LOVED BY ALL
GOD KNOWS BEST.

RINGER

Michael Beverley

Captain 138787. 9th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 15th February 1943. Aged 22. Son of Arthur Beverley Ringer and Marion Beverley Ringer; husband of Jean Muriel Ringer, of Norwich. Buried: Seething (St. Margaret Of Antioch And Remigius) Churchyard.

RUDD

Charles Ewart

Gunner 1114539. 105 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 28th June 1944. Aged 25. Son of Fred and Mary Rudd; husband of Olive Rudd, of Caversham, Reading, Berkshire. Buried: Orvieto War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. I, G, 9.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

At the Church to the right of the pathway is a
marble memorial to the 448th Bomb Group. USAAF.


448TH BOMB GROUP
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF 448TH BOMB GROUP
8TH UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
WHO SERVED AT SEETHING AIRFIELD
DECEMBER 1943  TO APRIL 1945
FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM
350 MEN KILLED IN ACTION
DEDICATED JUNE 6TH 1989

Commemorated in Mundham Churchyard

DOUBLEDAY

Edward

Private 16506, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th June 1916 in France. Aged 32. Born Mundham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Maria Doubleday, of Mundham Common, Brooke, Norwich. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

 

Photograph Copyright © Simon Knott 2004

16 April 2005

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