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SLOLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed and researched Steve Smith 2009

From the A149, heading towards North Walsham, turn left onto Union Street when you enter Smallburgh. Continue on this road until you reach Sloley Road, which will be found on the right hand side. The memorial is situated in the church grounds. There is also a memorial in the church, which commemorates both those that fell and those that survived World War 1. The external memorial takes the form of a wheel cross mounted on a long shaft on a plinth with a three-stepped base and sourrounded with a gravelled area.

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In The Glory of God and in Memory of the Men of Sloley
Who Gave Their Lives in the Great War 1914-1919

 
BEAN Percy Sidney
Private, CH/19392, 1st R.M. Battalion. R.N. Div Royal Marine Light Infantry who was ‘Killed in Action on 03/09/1918 at the age of 22. Percy had joined the 2nd RM Battalion and was sent to France between 26/1/18-12/3/18. He was gassed on 22/3/18 and was invalided back to the UK. He was the son of Mr. A. S. Bean, of Sloley and is now laid to rest in Grave B. 17 TRIANGLE CEMETERY, INCHY-EN-ARTOIS in France.
BULLIMORE Leslie Arthur
Private, 52843, 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers who ‘Died of Wounds on 28/09/1918 at the age of 19. Leslie was born in South Repps and enlisted in Grantham. He was the son of George and the late Sarah Bullimore and is now laid to rest in Grave V. B. 30 TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE in France.
BULLIMORE William Sidney
Private, 15759, 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment who was ‘Killed in Action on 27/03/1918. William was born in Frettenham and enlisted in Norwich. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on Panel 23 of the POZIERES MEMORIAL in France.
COLMAN Herbert John Lake
Private, 19202, 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment who ‘Died’ on 08/09/1916. Herbert was born in Tunstead and enlisted in Norwich. He is now laid to rest in Grave III. B. 8 in AMARA WAR CEMETERY in Iraq.
EKE Ernest Sidney
Private, 15167, 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment who was ‘Killed in Action’ on 19/07/1916. Ernest was born in Reepham and enlisted in Norwich. He is now laid to rest in Grave VII. G. 1 in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL in France. On this day the 8th Norfolks assisted the South African Brigade in the Battle for Delville Wood.
GOLDER Walter Sydney
Private, 3122, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars who was ‘Killed in Action’ on 01/11/1914 at the age of 25. Walter was born in Earlham, resided in North Walsham, and enlisted in Norwich. He was the son of Robert and Alice Golder of Sloley. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on Panel 5 of the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL in Belgium.
JECKELLS Robert Henry
Driver, T4/108220, Army Service Corps, attached 40th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps who ‘Died’ on 07/08/1916 at the age of 37. Robert was born in Dilham and resided and enlisted in Norwich. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeckells, of Tunstead and husband of Azealear Jeckells, of Little Melton, Norwich. He is now laid to rest in Grave XIV. F. 7 of AMARA WAR CEMETERY in Iraq.
KIRK Albert
Private, 29073, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment who ‘Died of Wounds’ on 01/08/1916. Albert was born and resided in Sloley and enlisted in Norwich. He is now laid to rest in Grave I. E. 42 in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE in France.
NEVILLE Lionel John
Captain, 5th Field Coy Royal Engineers who ‘Died of Wounds’ on 17/12/1914 at the age of 36. He is now laid to rest in the North-West part of SLOLEY (ST. BARTHOLOMEW) CHURCHYARD. St Jude’s Church South Kensington West London. Between the 5th and 11th November 1914 the 5th Field Company were used as infantry to assist in stemming the German tide at Nonne Bosschen in the Battle of 1st Ypres.

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PRIOR Christopher
Lance Corporal, 235703, 13th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment who ‘Died of Wounds’ on 13/04/1918. Christopher was born in Foulsham, resided in Tunstead and enlisted in Norwich. He was the son of Mrs. A. A. Prior, of High St., Sloley. He is now laid o rest in Grave I. A. 13 EBBLINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY in France.
THOMPSON Frederick William
Private, 21209, 7th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who ‘Died’ on 26/10/1916. Frederick was born in Skeyton, resided in Sloley and enlisted in Norwich. He is now laid to rest in Grave I. Q. 60 ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION in France.
1939-1945
COX Walter Edward
Private, 14659787, 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment who was ‘Killed in Action’ on 11/08/1944 at the age of 19. Walter was the son of Walter George and Daisy Theresa Cox, of Sloley and he is now laid to rest in Grave XXIII. C. 7 BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY in France.

Last updated 27 November, 2016

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