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SHERINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2003
with help from Mike Smith

These Photographs Courtesy of and
Copyright © Mike Smith 2003 and Martin Edwards 2004

The Memorial Cross to the men and women of Sheringham and Beeston Regis who lost their lives during the wars, was unveiled on 1st January 1921. It is the work of Herbert Palmer, it is 26 feet high and made of Clipsham Stone in the style of Queen Eleanor.

A further memorial board can be found in St Peter's Church which stands on the same road as the memorial.

1914-1918

1914

   
KEMPSON
John Reginald
Midshipman, H.M.S. "Hawke", Royal Navy. Lost with his ship Thursday 15th October 1914. Born 17 June 1897. Enrolled in the Navy May 1910. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 1.

SAUL
Sidney Llewellyn
[Also spelt Sydney] Private S4/035425, "A" Supply Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home Saturday 26th December 1914. Age 36. Born and enlisted Norwich, resident Sheringham. Son of Henry and Matilda Saul; husband of Mary Louise Saul, of" Fairlight, "St. Peter's Rd., Sheringham. Buried in THE ROSARY CEMETERY, NORWICH, Norfolk. Grave A. 2/28.
WARDLEWORTH
Douglas
Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 24th October 1914. Aged 34. Only son of Douglas Wardleworth, M.D., J.P., and Annie Wardleworth, of Bury, Lancs; husband of Mary Winifred Wardleworth, of Welborne Rectory, Welborne, Dereham, Norfolk. He was, at the time he volunteered to serve in the Royal Army Medical Corps, a doctor in Sheringham. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, husband of Mary Winifred Wardleworth, born Bolton, Lancashire, resident St Nicholas Place, Sheringham. Maried circa October 1910 in Norfolk. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot 14 Row D. Grave 1.

1915

   
APPLEGATE
Frederick James
Private 3027, "C" Company, 1/5th (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea 9th November 1915. Age 24. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Frederick William and Emma Applegate, of "Swanleigh," The Avenue, Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
BANE
George
Lance Corporal, 7494, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died as a Prisoner of War in Mesopotamia Tuesday 5th September 1916. Born Southrepps, enlisted Norwich. Arrived in the Asiatic Theatre of War 28 August 1915. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row R. Grave 10.
CRASKE
Victor Cyril
Private 1447, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli Saturday 21st August 1915. Born and enlisted Sheringham. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, son of William Edmund and Mary Susan Craske, born Sheringham, resident Whitehall Yard, Wyndham Street, Sheringham. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1896 in the Erpingham Registration District, Norfolk. First served in the Balkans 9 August 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
DENNIS
George
Able Seaman 165784 (CH), H.M.T.B. "12", Royal Navy. Died at home Thursday 10th June 1915. Age 39. Born 25 September 1875 in Sheringham. Son of the late James and Mary Dennis, of Sheringham; husband of the late Alice Frances Dennis, of Waterbank Rd., Sheringham, Norfolk; brother-in-law Frederick George Ricards, of Miretta, Waterbank Rd, Sheringham. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, UPPER SHERINGHAM, Norfolk,
DYBALL
Sidney
[Also spelt Sydney] Private 20656, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea Friday 13th August 1915. Age 25. Born Besston, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Sheringham. Formerly 17674, Norfolk Regiment. Son of George William Dyball, of Beeston Common, Sheringham, Norfolk, and the late Sarah Elizabeth Dyball. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233
FUNNELL
James
Private 15529, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 24th (according to CWGC)/ Monday 25th October 1915 (according to SDGW). Age 20. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert Oldman Funnell and Margaret Mary Funnell, of Chapel of Ease Cottage, Sheringham, Norfolk. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 31A.
KNIGHTS
Herbert John
Boy 3rd Class J/39235, H.M.S. "Ganges.", Royal Navy. Died from diseas Friday 4th June 1915. Born 24 July 1898 in St Faith, Norfolk. Son of Thomas. Knights of Beeston Road, Sheringham, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, son of Thomas Elisha and Emily Knights, a school boy, born Horsford, Norfolk, resident 3 Westons Terrace, Beeston Road, Sheringham. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, SHOTLEY, Suffolk. Royal Navy Plot 34.
MORTIMER
Frederick Augustus
Private 15875, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 13th October 1915. Age 32. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Francis E. Mortimer, of "Ennerdale", Cromer Rd., Sheringham. First served in France 30 May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
SHEPHERD
Charles Henry
Private 8496, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of appendicitis in British General Hospital, Basra, Mesopotamia (Iraq), Saturday 6th February 1915. Born West Beckham, Norfolk, enlisted Cromer. In the 1911 census he was the son of William Levite and Susan Shepherd, aged 17, labourer on farm, born West Beckham, Norfolk, resident Sheringham Road, West Beckham, Holt, Norfolk. Enlisted 11 September 1911 at Cromer, aged 19, a Farm Labourer, unmarried, preference was 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Posted 2nd Battalion 10 Decmeber 1912. First embarked Mesopotamia 7 November 1914. His father later resided at Olleys Farm, Lower Gresham, near Roughton, Norfolk and also The Cottages, Sastead Lane, Roughton, Norwich. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row A. Grave 16.
TURNEY
Frederick Edward
Lance Corporal 10448, "B" Company, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 25th September 1915. Age 19. Born Woburn Green, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Oxford, resident Sheringham. Son of Mrs. Mary Adderson, of Priory Villas, Beeston, Sheringham; brother of James (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 5, stepson, mother Mary Gibson, stepfather Wilfred Gibson, born Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, resident Northcote Villa, Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.

TURNEY
James John
Lance Corporal 12521, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Born Dalston, Middlesex, enlisted London. Son of Mrs. Mary Adderson, of Priory Villas, Beeston, Sheringham; brother of Frederick (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 9, stepson, mother Mary Gibson, stepfather Wilfred Gibson, born Dalston, London, resident Northcote Villa, Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
WATTS
Thomas
Private 3517, 2nd/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in England 12th November 1915. Born Edinburgh, Scotland, enlisted Norwich. In the 1911 census he was the son of James and Emma Watts, aged 18, a Joy Caddy, born Edinburgh, resident Barchams Yard, Sheringham. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 2484.

WILKINSON

William Jefferson
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 25th September 1915. Formerly Private 1832, Royal East kent Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 42 to 44.

1916

   
BROUGHTON
William

Rifleman 2455, 1st/8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Killed in action Saturday 20th May 1916. Age 29. Enlisted London, resident Bayswater. Son of Louisa Broughton, of 2, Weston St., Sheringham, Norfolk, and the late J. W. Broughton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

BULLEN
Theeras George
Private 40196, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 18th October 1916. Age 23. Enlisted Sheringham. Son of Mrs. Caroline Bullen, of Brixton Villa, Cremer St., Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
COOPER
Walter William
Lance Sergeant 16221, "C" Company, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19th July 1916. Age 21. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Levi William and Susannah Cooper, of Richmond House, Priory Rd., Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
DYBALL
Alan Roy
Lance Corporal 12904, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 29th September 1916. Age 22. Born Norwich, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frederick Charles and M. A. Dyball, of Golf Lodge, Sheringham. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 12
FORD
John F
possibly John Frederick FORD, Private 1064, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday, 29th May 1916. Born Aston, Birmingham, enlisted Birmingham. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 9.
GIDNEY
William Mortimer
Private 29188, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12th October 1916. Age 36. Born and resident Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Marth Jane Gidney, of "Lansdowne", Water Bank Rd., Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

LINDER
Edward
Private 10752, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 23 April 1916. Born Rushall, Norfolk, enlisted Coventry. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 3.
MIDDLETON
Robert Clarence
Stoker 5341S, H.M.S. "Hampshire.", Royal Naval Reserve. Died Monday 5th June 1916. Age 22. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Middleton, of Upton Villa, Augusta St., Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 19.

MORRIS
Walter T
Private 15832, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 3rd November 1916. Age 25. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Thomas and Lavinia Morris, of Ivy Cottage, West Cliff, Sheringham. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, UPPER SHERINGHAM, Norfolk.
SADLER
Robert William
Private 15191, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19th July 1916. Age 24. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. W. Sadler, of Wyndham St., Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

WATSON
Cyril Pennefather
[Listed as 2nd Lieutenant on SDGW] Captain, 3rd Battalion attached. 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916. Age 32. Son of Brig. Gen. A. G. Watson (East Lancashire Regt.) and Mrs. Watson, of Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 C.

WELLS
Charlie
probably Charles WELLS, Company Sergeant Major 4797, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916. Born and enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.

1917

   
BAYFIELD
Albert
Private 62878. 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 11th April 1917. Age 41. Born Hunworth, enlisted Cromer, resident Sheringham.Formerly 38982, Middlesex Regiment. Son of Ellis and Bridgett Bayfield, of Hunworth Holt, Norfolk; husband of Eliza Bayfield, of "Schieldt", Barford Rd., Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

BROWN
Matthew J
Corporal 29770, &th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917. Age 21. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Matilda Brown, of Stream Cottage, Beeston Rd., Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

CHASTNEY
Walter
Private 13869, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917. Age 31. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Charles and Jemima Chastney, of Beeston Rd., Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

COLLINGS
Harry Victor
Stoker 1st Class K/31162, H.M.S. "Cheerful.", Royal Navy. Died Saturday 30th June 1917. Age 16. Son of Edward and Rosetta Collings, of The Clyffe, Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 23.

COX
Richard Christopher
Private 29080, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Friday 13th April 1917. Age 36. Born and resident Sheringham, enlisted Cromer. Son of Christopher and Martha Cox; husband of Gertrude Louisa Cox, of Dorothy House, Beeston Rd., Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

CREASEY
Horace
Private 16632, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 28th October 1917. Born Framfield, Sussex, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
DENNIS
Bertie Clement
Gunner 73851, 12th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 19th April 1917. Born and resident Sheringham, enlisted Cromer. Buried in THELUS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 9.
DENNIS, M.M.
George Robert
Private 330768 (330758 on CWGC), 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Born Sheringham, enlisted Braintree, Essex. Awarded the Military Medal. Formerly 9777, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row L. Grave 13.
ELLIS
Alfred E
Sapper 89304, 68th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Saturday 23rd June 1917. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, UPPER SHERINGHAM, Norfolk.
FIELDS
Robert William
Sergeant 9590, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 30th June 1917. Age 26 Born and resident Sheringham, enlisted Cromer. Son of James Fields, of Almer House, Beeston Rd., Sheringham. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 37.
FIELDS
William Astley
Private 29858, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 25th April 1017. Born Sheringham, enlisted Cromer. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row P. Grave 13.
FOX
Cecil
either Cecil Raymond FOX, Private 240709, 1/5th (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine Saturday 15th December 1917. Enlisted East Dereham. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section G. Row 12.

or Cecil FOX, Private 16003, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 30th April 1917. Born Great Fransham, enlisted Norwich. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row O. Grave 11.

HOLSEY
Ernely
Private 41555, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 14th April 1917. Enlisted Cromer, resident Sheringham. Formerly 4941, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

HOUGHTON
Richard
Corporal 172542 (172342 on CWGC), Signal Depot (Dunstable), Royal Engineers. Died at home Tuesday 10th April 1917. Age 37. Enlisted Cromer, resident Sheringham. Son of Alfred and Eliza Houghton, of Stilton, Peterborough; husband of Ethel M. Houghton, of 102A, Conway St., Birkenhead. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, UPPER SHERINGHAM, Norfolk,
KNIGHTS
George William
Lance Corproal 200222, 2/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 26th September 1917. Born Horsford, enlisted Leicester, resident Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.
MacDONALD
William Forbes
Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Friday 23rd November 1917. Age 23. Son of W. T. and M. Macdonald, of Sheringham. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 14.
ROGERS
Harold Harris
Private S/43126, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds Thursday 26th April 1917. Age 19. Born Alderborough, enlisted Cromer, resident Sheringham. Son of Charles D. and Mary A. Rogers, of Hillbrook, Beeston Common, Sheringham. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 8B.
SADLER
Charles Pearson
Pioneer 124807, No. 6 Army Tramway Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Wednesday 4th July 1917. Age 30. Born Sheringham, enlisted London, resident Gateshead-on-Tyne, Co. Durham. Son of Simon and Susan Sadler, of Sheringham. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 58.
SMITH
Harry
possibly Harry James SMITH, Private 5231, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917. Born Great Yarmouth, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

In the 1911 census Harry Smith was aged 29, married to Susie Smith with two children, a Bricklayer, born Gresham, Norfolk, resident Beeston Rd, Sheringham.

In the 1911 census Harry Smith, aged 14, son of William and LAura Smith, an apprentice grocer, born Britson, Norfolk, resident West End Yard, Lower Sheringham.

TEE
Joseph
Private 242563, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine Thursday 19th April 1917. Born peterborough, enlisted Cromer. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 12 to 15.
TOOLEY
Albert Edward
Private 305711, 1st/1st Battalion, Middlesex Hussars [but listed on SDGW as Royal Bucks Hussars], Cavalry. Died from a fever in Egypt 17th October 1918. Born 2nd November 1885. Enlisted Ely, resident Sheringham. Son of Isaac Charles Tooley and Charlotte Elizabeth (Moy) from Belaugh near Wroxham. Married Violet Laura Dunn on the 31 July 1911 in Sheringham and described his place of residence as Sheringham. His occupation was recorded as being that of a Gardener. They had one son Jack Edward Tooley who was born on the 1st July 1916 in Sheringham. Albert's occupation was recorded on the birth certificate as that of a Lance Corporal in the Suffolk Yeomanry. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Section B. Grave 89.
TURNER
Reginald Arthur
Private 241089, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine Thursday 19th April 1917. Age 19. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Mrs. Ellen Turner, of "Hazelbank," Beeston End, Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 12 to 15.
WEST
Robert Christopher
Deck Hand 3416SD, H.M P.M.S. "Queen of the North.", Royal Naval Reserve. Died Friday 20th July 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 26.

WEST
William Wells
Private 21257, 6th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 27th August 1917. Born and resident Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 18425, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 9.
WHITE
Bertie
Private G/17208, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 25th September 1917. Born Briston, Norfolk, enlisted Cromer. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XLIV. Row E. Grave 33.
WILSON
Harry
No further information currently available.

In the 1901 census Harry Wilson, aged 15, son of Denny or Henry (Coast Guard) and Maria Wilson, born Exmouth, Devon, resident 1 Scarboro Villas, Mill Lane Sheringham. In the 1911 census Harry Wilson was aged 25, married to Pertha Wilson, a Carpenter, born Exmouth, Devon, resident Victoria Street, Sheringham. Baptsied 17 March 1886 in Littleham, Exmouth, Devon.

WOODHOUSE
Christopher
Private 328221, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 27th May 1917. Age 25. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Husband of E. C. Woodhouse, of 95, St. Margarets Road, Lowestoft. Formerly 3519, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 13.

1918

   
BIRD
Arthur Cook[e]
Private M/333496, Advanced Motor Transport Depot, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Mesopotamia Sunday 5th May 1918. Age 30. Born West Bickham, Norfolk, enlisted Cromer, resident Sheringham. Son of K. H. Bird, of West Beckham, Holt, Norfolk, and the late Samuel Bird; husband of Jessie M. Bird, of "Babbacombe," South St., Sheringham, Norfolk. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot V. Row A. Grave6.

There is also a memorial in St Peter's church on the wall in the form of a brass plaque fom his wife.

BISHOP
William Bennett
Sapper WR/312786, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died at home Thursday 24th January 1918. Age 28. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of John Robert and Emma Augusta Bishop; husband of Florence Louisa Bishop, of Ashton House, Cremer St., Sheringham. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, UPPER SHERINGHAM, Norfolk.
BULLEN
Thomas Henry Reginald [Reggie]

Lance Corproal 203388, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died Thursday 21st March 1918. Age 20. Born Fakenham, enlisted Sheringham. Son of Mrs. Caroline Bullen, of Brixton Villa, Cremer St., Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

Commemorated on a brass plaque in St Peter's church as Reginald T H BULLEN.

CANTY
Michael
Lance Corporal, 52032, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action Sunday 3rd November 1918. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich, resident Co. Clare, Ireland or Dyserth, Flintshire. Formerly 3/10094, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 15.
COOK
Godfrey Burton
Lieutenant 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars. Died of wounds while in German hands Saturday 29th March 1918. Age 23. Son of Arthur Burton Cook and Alice Anne Cook, of "Sunlea," Sheringham. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 19.
COOPER
Bertie J
Private 31112, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action Friday 27th September 1918. Born and enlisted Norwich. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 8.
DAY
George
No further information currently available
DENNIS
William B
Private 34648, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 21st September 1918. Born Upper Sheringham, enlisted Cromer, resident Sheringham. Formerly 24557, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 15.
DUFFIELD
Frederick
Private 242508, 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died of wounds Wednesday 13th March 1918. Age 22. Born Beeston, Norfolk, enlisted East Dereham, resident Sheringham. Son of Mrs. Annie Duffield, of Buston Common, Sheringham. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 11.
DUMBLE
John Henry
Private 36302, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 29th May 1918. Age 30. Born Sheringham, enlisted Oakham, Rutlandshire, resident Stamford, Lincolnshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Dumble, of Sheringham, Norfolk; husband of Mrs. Harold Smith (formerly Dumble), of Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. Buried in North-East part of RETHEL FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Ardennes, France.
HARTT
Harold Edmund
Rifleman 304215, "D" Company, 1st/5th Battalion, London Regt (London Rifle Brigade). Killed in action 28th March 1918. Age 27. Enlisted Hornsey. Son of Blanche May Hartt, of "Claremont", Holway Rd., Sheringham. Formerly 2755, 7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

HAWKSLEY
George
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached 7th/8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died Friday 22nd march 1918. Buried in BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 4
LOADES
Gordon Charles
Private 17456, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died Thursday 31st October 1918. Age 20. Son of William and Emily Loades, of "Brookside," The Avenue, Sheringham. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 11.
LONG
Edward
Sergeant 245432, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 4th September 1918. Age 32. Born and resident Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Long, of Sheringham; husband of Florence E. Sadler (formerly Long), of "Don Muir," Priory Rd., Sheringham. Formerly 200824, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in GROOTEBEEK BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 6.
MACK, M.M.
Richard Arthur
Corporal 16531, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 7th October 1918. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot II. Row I. Grave 21.
MORRIS
Thomas
Chief Petty Officer 104454, Coastguards Station (Sheringham), H.M. Coastguard. Died Wednesday 6th February 1918. Age 56. Husband of Lavinia Morris, of Ivy Cottage, West Cliff, Sheringham. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, UPPER SHERINGHAM, Norfolk.
PEGG
Charles Edward
Rifleman TR/13/8429, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died Sunday 27th October 1918 whilst serving with 53rd Y.S. Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Age 18. Born and resident Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Buried near North wall of church in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, BEESTON REGIS, Norfolk.
TRENDELL
Mervyn Henry Wollaston
Lieutenant, H.M.S. "Galatea", Royal Air Force. Died Sunday 19 May 1918. Age 18. Son of George John Wollaston Trendell and Alexandra Maud Trendell, of Tullythwaite House, Underbarrow, Kendal, Westmorland. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, UPPER SHERINGHAM, Norfolk.
WINN
Ralph Eric
Private G/12187, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Friday 11th January 1918. Age 26. Born Kington-on-Thames, enlisted Rochdale, resident Sheringham. Son of William and Agatha Winn, of Beach Villa, Cliff Rd., Sheringham. An Organ Builder by trade. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

1919

   
BUMFREY LEE
Albert G
[Transcribed as A C Bumfrey LEE] Death registered in the JUkly to September Quarter 1919 in the Erpingham Registration District, Norfolk. Aged 30.

1939 1945

BARRATT
Douglas Legh
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Gossamer., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 24 June 1942. Age 41. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 71, Column 1.
BENSLEY
Charles Brightmore
Leading Aircraftman 1160850, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 12th February 1942. Age 21. Son of Thomas and Mabel Bensley, of Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 416.

BERNARD-SMITH
George Christopher
Wing Commander 16025, Pilot, Royal Air Force. Died Wednesday 10th December 1941. Age 40. Son of Hubert Alphege Bernard and Mary Dennison Bernard-Smith; husband of Doris Bernard Smith (nee Algar), of Sheringham, Norfolk. Buried in SLEEPYHILLOCK CEMETERY, MONTROSE, Angus. Section 7. Class C. Grave 74.
BUCKNALL
Mark
Second Lieutenant, Indian Army. Died Tuesday 25th March 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 26. Column 1.
BUSH
John Roger
Leading Seaman C/JX 145580, H.M.S. Dasher, Royal Navy. Died Saturday 27th March 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 68, 1.

CRASKE
Stanley Arthur
Private 6923712, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died Thursday 6th July 1944. Age 21. Husband of Jean Barbara Craske, of Gravesend, Kent. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 1.
CREASEY
John Robert
Seaman LT/KX 281958, Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 23rd August 1944. Age 28. Son of Mrs. H. L. Creasey, of Sherringham; husband of T. Creasey. Buried in SHERINGHAM CEMETERY, SHERINGHAM, Norfolk. Section B. Grave 956.
DILLON
Edward Peter Wentworth
Captain 86463, 100Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 28th September 1943. Age 22. Son of Edward Wentworth Dillon and Lilian Irene Dillon, of Eastbourne, Sussex. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row E. Grave 7.
DUFFIELD
Roydon William
Leading Aircraftman 1173695, 84 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 7th February 1944. Age 31. Son of Charles William and Sarah Sophia Duffield. of Sheringham. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 15. Row E. Grave 2.

EVERITT
Patrick Anthony Clement
Second Lieutenant 71104, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Sunday 7th January 1940. Son of Sir Clement Everitt, Kt., and of Lady Everitt (nee Croxeter), of Sheringham. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot 13. Row E. Grave 3.
FARROW
Harry Richard
Private 5783591, 2/7th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died Sunday 19th September 1943. Age 21. Son of Elijah and Florence Rosetta Farrow, of Sheringham. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 36.
FIELDS
Raymond Thomas William
Gunner 11407329, 80 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Sunday 23rd July 1944. Age 21. Son of Russell and May Marie Fields, of Sheringham. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XII. Row E. Grave 5.
FINCHAM
Oliver Arthur
Private 5778326, 16 Traffic Control Company, Corps of Military Police. Died Friday 4th August 1944. Age 28. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 5.
FITCH, MC
Frederic[k]
Major 62355, 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Monday 19th June 1944. Son of Sydney Hewitt Fitch and Madeline Fitch, of Norwich; husband of Elizabeth Fitch, of Norwich. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot IX. Row F. Grave 1.
FITCH
John Anthony Colson
Lieutenant Colonel 58834, commanding 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died Tuesday 19th September 1944. Age 32. Son of Sydney Hewitt Fitch and Madeline Fitch, of Sheringham. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 20. Row B. Grave 20.
FLETCHER
David H
No further information currently
GOWARD
Raymond Percy
Sergeant 1258721, Flight Engineer, 218 Squarodn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 22nd June 1943. Age 20. Son of Percy Laskey Goward and Elsie Mildred Goward, of Sheringham. Buried in LANGDORP CHURCHYARD, Aarschot, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Collective graves 4-5.
GRAVELING
Sidney George
Guardsman 2664824, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died Friday 8th October 1943. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Graveling, of Sheringham. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 4.

GREENACRE
Robert Brian
Private 14409392, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Sunday 9th July 1944. Age 19. Son of Robert William and Gladys Anne Greenacre. Buried in CAMBES-EN-PLAINE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Row H. Grave 13.
GRICE
Charles
probably Charles GRICE, Skipper, Steam Drifter Lavinia L., Fishing Fleet. Died Thursday 19th June 1941. Age 46. Husband of Ellen May Grice, of Beccles. Buried in BECCLES CEMETERY, BECCLES, Suffolk. Section 76. Grave 243.
GRICE
Jack
probably Jack GRICE, Sergeant 1870873, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 12 (S.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 31st August 1944. Buried in TECCHIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row A. Collective Grave 14-15.
GRICE
Margaret
No further information currently
HARRIES
Walter William
Chief Petty Officer C/J 2724, H.M.S. Forfar, Royal Navy. Died Monday 2nd December 1940. Age 47. Son of Thomas and Annie Harries. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 34, Column 2.

HOUGHTON
Claude
probably Claud Morley Houghton, AFM, Pilot Officer 176435, Pilot, 630 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 10th June 1944. Age 29. Son of Morley P. Houghton and Louisa Houghton, of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Buried in OMERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Val d'Oise, France. Collective grave 3.
HOWES
William Robert
Sergeant 1284892, Bomb Aimer, 218 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 30th May 1943. Age 29. Husband of Mrs M.M. Howes, of Sheringham. Buried in SCHAFFEN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Diest, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Collective grave 12-14.
HYSLOP
John
No further information currently available
INCH
Kenneth Frank
Second Lieutenant 75386, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Thursday 30th May 1940. Age 25. Son of Frank and Maude Kate Inch, of Norwich. Buried in WENDUINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, De Haan, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row B. Grave 1.
IRELAND
Charles
probably Charles Edmund IRELAND, Petty Officer Cook (O) C/MX 50765, H.M.S. Firedrake, Royal Navy. Died Thursday 17th December 1942. Age 27. Son of Edward Robert and Elizabeth Ireland; husband of Phyllis Irene Ireland, of Ipswich, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 64, Column 2.
JENKINSON
Edgar
No further information currently
LENNARD
Frederick C L
Captain No. 48 R.M. Commando, Royal Marines. Died Tuesday 6th June 1944. Age 23. Son of William Laurence Arthur and Marie Victoria Lennard, of Mottingham, Kent. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERYCalvados, France. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 23.
LENTON
Joseph William
Sergeant 1615679, 13 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 12th September 1944. Age 21. Son of Joseph and Agnes Lenton, of March, Cambridgeshire. Buried in STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, Italy. Plot I. Row A. Grave 9.
OSBORN
Peter Stanley Howard
Captain 138758, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment.) Died Friday 4th February 1944. Age 32. Son of Major Sir Algernon Kerr Butler Osborn, J.P., 7th Baronet, and Lady Osborn, of Sheringham. Buried in ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row U. Grave 10.
PAGE
George Thomas
Private 6914090, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 12th December 1944. Age 23. Son of Archie Thomas Page and Ellen Elizabeth Page, of Sheringham. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row K. Grave 3.

REYNOLDS
Benjamin Frank
Flying Officer 118712, 105 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 12th December 1943. Age 21. Son of Frank U. and Dorothy Reynolds; husband of Kathleen Brenda Reynolds, of Cambridge. Buried in HERWIJNEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Joint grave 5.
REYNOLDS
Frederick
No further information currently
SAYER
Ernest John
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1290506, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 16th October 1944. Age 33. Son of Albert Ernest and Lilian Sayer, of Beeston Common, Sheringham. Buried in AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 31. Row D. Grave 1.
STEWARD
Geoffrey William
Private 5781016, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Wednesday 9th August 1944. Age 24. Son of William Ernest and Ellen Susannah Steward, of Beeston Common, Norfolk. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 14.
TUCK
James William
Gunner 1074346, 122 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Thursday 14th May 1942. Age 30. Son of Bertram John and Hilda Ann Tuck, of Sheringham. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 9. Row A. Grave 11.

WEBSDALE
Ernest
either Ernest Henry WEBSDALE, Private 5776861, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Saturday 17th March 1945. Age 26. Son of Ernest Harvey Websdale and Mildred Alice Websdale, of Hardingham, Norfolk. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 14. Row B. Grave 3.

or Ernest William WEBSDALE, Driver 2003428, 287 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Monday 7th October 1940. Age 21. Son of Arthur and Henriett Websdale of Hingham. Buried in ST. ANDREW CHURCH CEMETERY, HINGHAM, Norfolk. Grave 158.

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