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SNETTISHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
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Transcribed by Carolynn Langley, Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

The memorial is a stone , square based monument upon which sits a Celtic cross. The memorial is situated in the middle of the village. There are 44 names for World War 1 and 15 for World War 2.



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Old Picture Postcard
Memorial Today

This
monument was erected
by publich subscriptions
in memory of
the men from this parish
who sacrificed their lives
in the Great War
1914-1918

1914 – 1918

ARCHER

John William
Lance Corporal 20444, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd October 1917. Aged 41. Born King’s Lynn. Enlisted Southport, Lancs. Son of J. and S. Archer, of Snettisham, King's Lynn; husband of Edith Maude Allen (formerly Archer), of "Roseley," Langhorne Lane, Outwell, Wisbech. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 9.

AUKER

James
Private 4682. 12th Royal Lancers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd August 1914. Born West Ham, Essex. Lived Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in ASSEVENT FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave 3.

BAILEY

John Herbert aka Jack
Private 241138, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 2nd November 1917. Born Snettisham. Enlisted East Dereham. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXIV. Row C. Grave 2.

BARKER

Stanley Lennard
Corporal 43419, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 1554 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th September 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted North Walsham. Son of Mrs. E. Holland, of Snettisham, King's Lynn. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 10.

BENNINGFIELD

John William
Private 201245. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in France and Flanders on 22nd October 1917. Age 38. Born Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mary Ann Graver, of Station Road, Snettisham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A

BENSTEAD

George Henry
Lance Corporal 202680. 2nd/4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1917. Aged 33. Enlisted Sheffield. Son of Mary Maria Benstead, of Providence Place, Snettisham, King's Lynn. Norfolk, and the late George W. Benstead. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8

BOWMAN

George
Private 29756. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 30th November 1917. Age 20. Born Snettisham. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of John Thomas and Harriet Elizabeth Bowman, of Snettisham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.

BROWN

Benjamin E
possibly Benjamin Ewart BROWN, Acting Captain, Lincolbshire Regiment attached 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action 9 September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

BROWN

Edward
No further information available at present.

BROWN

P W
No further information available at present.

BROWN

William J H
Captain, 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regient. Killed in action 4 September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

BUSH

Charles [William]
Private 17154. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 4th May 1918. Aged 23. Born Docking. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Susan and the late Edward Bush, of Snettisham, Norfolk. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 22.

COUSINS, DCM

Clifford
Private 702775, 1st/23rd Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 9th December 1917. Aged 18. Born South Creak, Norfolk. Lived Hendon, London. Enlisted Mill Hill, London. Son of Robert Cousins, of Imnere Farm, Snettisham, Norfolk, and the late Emily Cousins. Formerly G/17143 Middlesex Regiment. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9 and 10.

His DCM Citation from the London Gazette reads:

702775 Pte. C. COUSINS (Snettisham)
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid. Hearing that some of the enemy in a dug-out were giving trouble he ran there. One of them threw a bomb, wounding him in the face, neck and shoulders, but he rushed at them with his rifle, bayoneted the first man and shot another, when the rest gave themselves up. He afterwards brought back a machine gun. (LG 4 March 1918)

COLERIDGE, MBE

Colin G
Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died 23 July 1918. Aged 29. Son of John and Ellen Anne Coleridge, of The Manor House, Snettisham, Norfolk, England. (Memorial has decoration as O.B.E.) In the 1901 census he is a scholar, aged 12, resident 9, (Nelson College), Eliot Place, Lewisham, London. In the 1911 cenus he is a boarder, Commercial Traveller, aged 22, born Ashton, Devon, resident North Western Hotel, Lime St, Liverpool. Buried in DESERONTO CEMETERY, Ontario, Canada. R.A.F. Grave 6.

DAY

George
No further information available at present.

DAY

Arthur
No further information available at present.

DAY

Ernest
Private 21167. 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Formerly 19311 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st July 1917. Born Denver, Norfolk. Lived Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

DOCKING

Ernest Frederick
(Dockering on CD. Dockring on CWGC). Private 29310. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 7th June 1917. Born Little Francham, Norfolk. Lived Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

DODMAN, MM

Thomas Edward
Serjeant 10783. 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th March 1917. Born Snettisham. Lived Manor Park, Essex. Enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B

DOLMAN

William
In 1901 William Dolman was aged 14, a Farm Labourer, born Bickington, Devonshire, resident with his parents, James & Mary, in Station Road, Snettisham.

FLATT

Jacob
Staff Serjeant SE/8551 Army Veterinary Corps Royal Field Artillery attd. 26th Bde. Died at home on 23 October 1918. Aged 45. Born Methwold, Norfolk. Enlisted Woolwich. Husband of Edith F. Flatt, of 45, Cornfield Rd., Bury St. Edmunds. Buried in SNETTISHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.

GRAVER

GEORGE
Probably: Lance Corporal 7243. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th July 1916. Born North Creake, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D

GRAVER

Harry
Private 3/7514. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th April 1915. Born Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4

GRAVER

Bertie
Private 14971. 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action on 23rd March 1918. Born and lived Snettisham. Enlisted East Dereham. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 51 and 52.

HEPWORTH,   MM

Jack (John) Samuel or Stone
Serjeant 2631. 1st/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment.) Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd September 1916. Aged 25. Lived Snettisham. Enlisted Settle, Yorkshire. Son of William and Isabella Hepworth, of Beach House, Snettisham, King's Lynn. Buried in BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILE WOOD Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 11.

HOWE

ARTHUR
Private 40779. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 4th May 1917. Aged 36. Born Tattersett, Norfolk. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of John and Mary Jane Howe, of Station Road, Snettisham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot G. Row 1. Grave 16.

LINCOLN

(Arthur) Charles
Private 204356. 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Formerly 203585 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd August 1917. Age 32. Born Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Arthur and Mary Lincoln, of Church Rd., Snettisham; husband of F. G. E. Lincoln, of Springfield Cottage, Station Rd., Snettisham, Norfolk. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 4. Pot X. Row F. Grave 6.

MARTINS

Thomas
Private 40237. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th March 1918. Aged 27. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of William Martins, of Ingoldisthorpe; husband of Edith Gertrude Martins (now Burton), of Station Rd., Snettisham, Norfolk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXIII. Row A. Grave 30.

MEEK

Harold
Private 13014, 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea on 30th December 1917. Born Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

MICKLEBURGH

John
Private 6348, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th April 1915. Age 33. Born Snettisham. Enlisted Heacham. Son of the late Charles Mickleburgh and of Elizabeth Roberson (formerly Mickleburgh), of Alms Houses, Snettisham, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4

MITCHELL

Augustus Edwin
[Augustus Holland on SDGW] Private 417, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died on 26th June 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Snettisham. Enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. Son of Mrs. J. Mitchell, of Lynfield Terrace, Snettisham, King's Lynn. Buried in RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 5.

MITCHELL

Charles
No further information available at present

MITCHELL

Sidney
No further information available at present.

MITCHELL

Thomas aka Tom
Private 29272. 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th March 1918. Aged 38. Born King’s Lynn. Lived Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. Brother of Mrs. Ellen M. Pooley (nee Mitchell), of 1, Kingsley Cottage, Snettisham, King's Lynn. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 9A.

MITCHELL

Henry Layte
Private 32049. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th March 1917. Born and enlisted King’s Lynn. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot X. Row V. Grave 8.

NAGLE

Tomas Henry
Private 39014. 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Formerly S/4/058843 Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th September 1918. Aged 26. Born and lived Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Mary A. Nagle, of 3, Plantation Cottages, Snettisham, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7

PALMER

William Arnold
Lieutenant 421040, 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment.). Died 14th November 1917. Aged 30. Born on 18th October 1887 in Snettisham, the son of the Rev. F. W. H. Palmer, M.A., and Charlotte Vilbois Palmer, of Snettisham; husband of Janet Elizabeth Palmer, of 106, Noble Avenue, Elmwood, Winnipeg. Bank Clerk on the staff of the Bank of Montreal, Winnipeg. Enlisted nad passed fit 12 March 1915 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, aged 27 years 5 months. Height 5 feet 8½ inches, girth 37 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair fair; religion Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 26 - 28 – 30

Further details about Lt. Palmer can be found at the National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7553 - 26 and a photograph along with biographical detail can be found on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

PYMAR

SPENCER
Private 23206. 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Formerly 18736 Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 28th April 1916. Born New Buckingham, Norfolk. Lived Seething, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 7.

SMALLS

Ivo
Private 240652. 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Aged 40. Born Snettisham. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Smalls, of Snettisham, Norfolk. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXIII. Row D. Grave 2.

SNELL

HERBERT
Private 13040. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died on 7th December 1918. Born Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 1.

WHITBY

Guy Marriott
Private 16216. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 22nd October 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A

WOODS

Donald Percy
Corporal 8734. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th September 1916. Aged 21. Born Snettisham. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of Mrs. F. Woods, of 5 Victoria Cottages, Snettisham, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D

WILLIAMS,  DCM

HERBERT
Corporal 8783, 2nd Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 10th October 1918. Born Clapham, surrey. Lived King’s Lynn. Enlisted Dover, Kent. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 18.

His DCM Citation from the London Gazette reads:

8783 Cpl. H. WILLIAMS 2nd Bn.(S. Kensington)
In an attack near Hermies on the night of the 11th-12th September 1918, he led his platoon forward with conspicuous gallantry and skill under heavy machine-gun fire, rushing three of these guns and killing the crews. Later he took command of the remnant of two companies and organised a defensive position under great difficulties. (LG. 10 January 1920)

WILLIAMSON

William (Willie)
Private 29065. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th September 1917. Aged 30. Born and lived Snettisham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Lucy Frasy, of East Lane, Ringstead, King's Lynn. Buried in OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 4.

1939 – 1945

BARWICK

Percy John William
Sergeant (Pilot) 515587 217 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died 15th November 1939. Husband of D. Barwick, of Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in SNETTISHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk

BUSH

John Edward
Ordinary Signalman P/JX 389014. H.M.S. Janus. Royal Navy. Died 23 January 1944. Aged 24. Son of May Louise Bush, of Snettisham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 84, Column 2.

Special note: HMS Janus was a Destroyer which was involved in operation "Shingle" at Anzio. She was hit by an aerial torpedo and sunk with the loss of many of her crew.

CATOR

Herbert Robert
Corporal 5770097. 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 12th June 1940. Son of John William and Maud Cator, of Snettisham, Norfolk. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 67. Row R. Grave 18.

DIPPLE

Ernest John
Private 5777407. 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 21st September 1944. Aged 29. Son of Henry Edward and Jane Alice Dipple. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 50.

GOFF

Charles Victor
Lance Corporal 5772924. 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 12th June 1940. Aged 20. Son of Charles and Jemima Goff, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 43.

GRANGE

Basil William
Private 5779839. 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 21st September 1944. Aged 30. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 50.

HUNTER  M.C.

Peter Derek Vassar
Lieutenant 262353. 13th/18th Royal Hussars. Royal Armoured Corps. Died 10th August 1944. Aged 29. Son of Fred Charles and Georgina Daisy Hunter, of Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXI Row B. Grave 2.

McALPINE

Laurie Gwatkin
Gunner 7670741. 9 Survey Regiment. Royal Artillery. Died 13th July 1944. Aged 26. Son of the Revd. Robert George McAlpine, M.A., and May McAlpine, of Mundesley-on-Sea, Norfolk. B.A. Hons (Cantab.): Jesus College. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 2.

MITCHELL

Geoffrey D.
Sapper 14506629. 13 Field Squadron Royal Engineers. Died 6th April 1945. Aged 22. Son of Donald D. and Madeline Mitchell, of Snettisham, Norfolk. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 15. Row A. Grave 7.

PENTELOW

Joseph Harry
Jonas on CWGC. Private 5775562. 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 26th January 1942. Aged 24. Son of Harry and Lucy Pentelow, of Snettisham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 52.

RINGER

Walter Edward
Gunner 942246137 Field Regiment. Royal Artillery. Died 12th September 1944. Aged 25. Son of John Thomas Ringer and Ellen Louise Ringer; husband of Florence Emily Ringer, of Hunstanton, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 29.

ROBINSON

George
No further information available at present.

ROUT

Jack
Possibly: Private 5776108. 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 8th April 1945. Buried in PRAGUE WAR CEMETERY, Czech Republic. Plot III. Row B. Grave 3.

TOOKE

Percy
Serjeant 851433. 5 Field Regiment. Royal Artillery. Died 9th February 1942. Aged 24. Son of W. H. and Rebecca Tooke, of Snettisham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 6.

WELCH

William Edward
Private 4685464. 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 12th June 1940. Aged 36. Son of William and Ada Welch, of Snettisham, Norfolk. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 67. Row R. Grave 17.

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