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SHOTESHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2017

The memorial is to be found on the village green ouytisde the Church of All Saints, The Street, Shotesham, South Norfolk, Norfolk. It takes the form of an octagonal cross with floriated ends, on octagonal pillar and square plinth on three octagonal steps. It was dedicated 5 September 1920 and restored in 2010 being a Grade II listed building. The conservation included reconstruction of the flint and brick base and removal of verdigris that obscured inscriptions.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2017

IN PROUD REMEMBERANCE
OF
THE SHOTESHAM MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

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CHENEY Charles W
Charles William Cheney. Private G/18719. 1st Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Son of Edmund and Charlotte Cheney. Killed in action 13th December 1916. Born 1890 Shotesham, enlisted Norwich and resident Shotesham, Norfolk. Commemorated Browns Road Military Cemetery. VII.H.2
CLARKE Alfred
Unable to identify as casualty.

Born c1878 Shotesham All Saints. Son of George and Hannah Clarke, brother of Benjamin Clarke. Grandson of Mary Ann Clarke.

Military service and commemoration unknown.

CLARKE Benjamin
Benjamin Clarke. Private 16720. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 14th May 1917, aged 29 years. Son of George and Hannah Clarke, and step-son of Agnes Elizabeth Clarke (nee Shilling, formerly Hindle) of Littlewood Farm. Shotesham, Norfolk. Born Shotesham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
CODLING Harry
Possibly Private 3671. 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 20th August 1915, aged 20 years. Son of Charles and Emily Codling of Belsey Bridge, Ditchingham, Norfolk. Born 21st October 1896 Ditchingham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 42 to 44.

Note: no proven connection with Shotesham found.

FELLOWES Robert
Second Lieutenant. 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died 10th March 1915. Son of Charles Arthur and Mary Wingfield Fellowes of Rangers Lodge, Charlbury, OXF. Born 1896 Shotesham, Norfolk. Commemorated Le Touret Memorial. Panel 32 and 33.
FLINT George R
George Robert Flint. Sergeant 320157. 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, formerly 1791 Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action 11th September 1918. Son of Harriet Flint (now wife of John William Reeve). Born 1892 Shotesham All Saints and enlisted 3rd October 1914 Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Trois-Arbies Cemetery. II.R.39.
GOODWIN Frederick J
Frederick James Goodwin on 1891 birth record, James Frederick Goodwin on military records. Private 41395. 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 6070 Norfolk Regiment. Died 26th January 1917. Son of James and Caroline Goodwin. Born Shotesham, enlisted Norwich and resident Shotesham, Norfolk. Commemorated Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. II.A.20.
HEWGILL John
Unable to identify and no further information.
LANE William B
William Britton Lane. Lance Sergeant 10539. 5th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 20th December 1917. Son of (the late) William and Agnes Lane of Shotesham, Norfolk. Born 1895 Bampton, OXF, enlisted Hereford, HEF and resident Shotesham, Norfolk. Commemorated Nine Elms British Cemetery. XIII.B.2.
LARTER Joseph A
Joseph Alfred Larter. Private 14915. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Eldest son of William and Sophia Jane Larter of Swainsthorpe, Norfolk. Born 10th December 1887 Swardeston and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
MAYHEW Harry G
Harry George Mayhew on 1889 birth record, Henry George Mayhew on 1901 census only. Private 23970. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917, aged 28 years. Son of (the late) Henry and Alice Mayhew of Shotesham, Norfolk. Born Kirstead and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
PEARCE Samuel A
Samuel Albert Pearce, enlists as Samuel Pearce. Corporal G/15231. 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 21st October 1916. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Pearce. Husband of May Pearce (nee Randell). Born 1886 Starston and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 7C.
PETT H Percival
Harry Percival Pett. Lance Corporal 15398. B Company, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Son of Charles Percival and Lucy Jane Pett of Shotesham St Mary, Norfolk. Born 1892 Shotesham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
RANDELL Cecil J
Cecil Jesse Randell. Private 266296. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1917. Son of William and Mary A Randell of Mulbarton, Norfolk. Husband of Beatrice Emma Maria Randell (nee Pett and now wife of John H Johnson) of Oakleigh Grange Farm, Pulham St Mary, Norfolk. Born 1886 Mulbarton and enlisted (20th October 1916) Wroxham, Norfolk. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
TWITE Cecil
Unable to identify Cecil Twite as casualty, appears birth recorded 1880 as Cecil Hannant and enlists as Cecil Twite Hannant.

Private 21331. 8th Battalion, Border Regiment, formerly 18682 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 5th July 1916. Son of Alfred Twite and Eliza Hannant. Husband of Mary Hannant (nee Moore). Born Shotesham, enlisted Norwich and resident Shotesham, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 6A and 7C.

Note: Alfred Twite Hannant marries Eliza Mitchell in 1873 and birth of Cecil Hannant recorded 1880. Cecil Twite (born 1880 Shotesham) with parents Alfred and Eliza Twite in Shotesham St Mary 1881. Used surname Twite in 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 census, used surname Hannant on birth, 1904 marriage and military records.

WICKS Leonard
Leonard Wicks. Private 16891. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1917. Son of George Robert and Martha Wicks of Shotesham, husband of Flora Wicks (nee Smith) of Shotesham, Norfolk. Born 1890 Shotesham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
YOUNGMAN Robert
Robert Youngman. Private 16732. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th June 1915. Son of John and Elizabeth Youngman of Shotesham All Saints, Norfolk. Born 1890 Shotesham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 4.
YOUNGMAN William
William Youngman. Private 200123. 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Palestine 19th April 1917. Son of John and Elizabeth Youngman. Born c188 9Shotesham St Mary and enlisted (initial Territorial enlistment as Private 1758, C Company, 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment on 4th May 1912) Saxlingham, Norfolk. Commemorated Jerusalem Memorial. Panel 12 to 15.
IN THE SIGHT OF THE
UNWISE THEY SEEMED
TO DIE
BUT THEY ARE IN PEACE
ALSO OF
HARWOOD Thomas H
Harry Thomas Harwood on 1918 birth record and CWGC. Private 5775986. 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, Died 23rd April 1941. Son of Henry and Florence A Harwood (nee Dorman). Commemorated Shotesham (All Saints) Churchyard.
NORTON John B
John Bosworth Norton. Leading Signalman C/JX148936, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Dasher’ (Aircraft carrier, sunk by accidental explosion). Died 27th March 1943. Foster son of Mrs H Harvey of Shotesham, Norfolk. Birth record and parentage untraced. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 70.3
SUTTON John H
John Hedworth Sutton. Sub-Lieutenant (A), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HMS ‘Macaw’ (Fleet Air Arm shore base, Cumberland). Died 1st March 1945 (killed in flying accident in poor weather conditions). Birth record and parentage untraced. Commemorated Shotesham (All Saints) Churchyard.
1939-1945

Last updated 6 July, 2017

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