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SOUTH LOPHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Micharl Peck 2013

The South Lopham war memorial is to be found at the junction of the A1066 and B1113 in South Lopham. It takes the form of a foliated stone cross set on a tapering column that in turn is mounted on a square stone plinth that bears the inscription and names in black lettering. There are ten names listed for World War 1 and three for World War 2.Mr J Cooley was the stonemason.
Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2013

IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF SOUTH LOPHAM
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 -1918

BETTS Arthur Thomas
Bandsman 7016. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 9th March 1915, aged 25 years. Son of Thomas and Hannah Betts of Corner Farm, South Lopham, Norfolk. Born South Lopham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried Ramparts Cemetery. E.15.
BOND George
Private 14983. 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born South Lopham, enlisted Norwich and resident Thetford, Norfolk. Buried Guards Cemetery. II.Z.10.
CORBLE Robert
Private 3/6211. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th April 1916. Born South Lopham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried Faubourg DíAmiens Cemetery. I.A.32.
FLATMAN Arthur [Sidney]
Gunner 71337. 155th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 25th July 1917. Born South Lopham, enlisted Norwich and resident Thetford, Norfolk. Buried Guards Cemetery. VIII.T.8.
HAWES Godfrey [Charles]
Private G/24525. 7th Battalion, Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment), formerly 9388 Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 18th November 1916. Born South Lopham, enlisted Norwich and resident South Lopham, Norfolk. Buried Stump Road Cemetery. A.43.
HAWES George [Edward]
Private 41941. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 26603 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th November 1917. Born South Lopham, enlisted Norwich and resident South Lopham, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Cambrai Memorial. Panel 7 and 8.
HALLS Albert
Unable to identify Albert Halls. Possibly Albert George Hall born circa 1897 South Lopham, the son of William and Emma Hall and enlists as Private 5360. 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 3249 Norfolk Regiment. Died 4th December 1916. Enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension. O.III.G.3.
HALLS Edward
Unable to identify Edward Halls. Possibly Edward Hall born c1889 South Lopham, the son of William and Emma Hall and enlists as Private 52509. 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 41114 Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 19th September 1918. Born South Lopham, enlisted Attleborough and resident Thetford, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 4.
PRENTICE Percy {George]
Private 20673. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 17571 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea 13th August 1915. Born South Lopham, enlisted Norwich and resident South Lopham, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
SMITH Frederick E
Unable to identify Frederick E Smith. Possibly incorrect initial and should read Frederick George Smith. Private 200547. 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Palestine 19th April 1917, aged 20 years. Son of George and Emma Rebecca Smith of South Lopham. Enlisted Diss, Norfolk. Buried Gaza War Cemetery. XXIII.C.7.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

 

IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF SOUTH LOPHAM
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR

THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
WORLD WAR 1939 -1945
CORBETT John Joseph
Sergeant 1321331, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 115 Squadron. Died 18th August 1943, aged 20 years. Son of Florence Ellen (formerly Corbett) and stepson of Richard Alfred Thurston of South Lopham, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Runnymede Memorial. Panel 146.
CORBETT Leonard Joseph
Private 14648488. 1st Battalion, Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). Died 31st March 1944, aged 23 years. Son of Florence Ellen (formerly Corbett) and stepson of Richard Alfred Thurston of South Lopham, Norfolk. Buried Naples War Cemetery.II.G.14.
BOWELL Ralph Ellis
Private 5774995. 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 12th February 1942, aged 21 years. Son of Oliver Edward and Florence Bowell of South Lopham, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Kranji War Cemetery. Sp Mem 21.D.18.

Last updated 7 August, 2013

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