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STANHOE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Carolyn Langley, researched Lynda Smith - 2003

The memorial is to be found in All Saints Church, Stanhoe, at the back of the church. It takes the form of a marble tablet with moulded border and marble surround with a wreath in relief at each top corner of the tablet; the World War 2 names were added at the base of the tablet. There are 20 names listed for World War 1 and 2 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Carolyn Langley 2003

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL
& PRAYERFUL MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LAID DOWN
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.

ALLEN     

Edward P                     
Private 42906, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th April 1918. Aged 19. Born Stanhoe, resident and enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. Formerly 10648, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 51 and 52.

BRADFORD   

[Cornelius] William    
Lance Corporal PW/6408, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th November 1917. Born and enlisted Norwich, resident King’s Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 9.

CHAPMAN, DCM  

Albert E

Corporal 13699, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 26th September 1916. Born King’s Lynn. enlisted Norwich. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.), No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

Citattion for Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) London Gazette 20 October 1916:

13699 Cpl. A. CHAPMAN
For conspicuous gallantry on several occasions during operations, when he led patrols and gained valuable information under heavy fire. He constantly rendered valuable assistance by showing the greatest intelligence and courage.

CHESTNEY    

Arthur                       
Able Seaman 233864. H.M.S. "Cressy," Royal Navy. Drowned in the North Sea when his ship was sunk by a German Submarine 22nd September 1914. Aged 25. Born 1 August 1889 in Stanhoe. Son of Mr. James Chestney, of Stanhoe, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Admitted to Stanhoe & Barwick School, Stanhoe 1893. IN the 1901 census he was the son of James and Elizabeth Chestney, aged 11, born Stanhoe, resident Bircham Road, Stanhow, Standhoe, Docking, Norfolk. Prior to enlisting he was a Railway Porter. Enlisted 1 August 1907 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 4 inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes, dark complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 2.

CHESTNEY 

William                          
[Chetney on SGDW] Private 69135. 9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly SE/3845 A.V.C. Died in France & Flanders on 9th December 1917. Aged 35. Born Stanhoe. Lived St. Annes. Enlisted Brighton. Son of James and Elizabeth Chestney, of Stanhoe, Norfolk; husband of S. E. Chestney, of 63, Western Rd., Lewes. Buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 18.

CHESTNEY 

George                       
Private 12748. 10th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) Killed in action in France & Flanders on 5th January 1917. Aged 32. Born Stanhoe. Lived Sandgate, Kent. Enlisted Folkestone, Kent. Son of J. Chestney, of Stanhoe, Norfolk; husband of Annie Mary Alice Chestney, of Grange Farm, Goudhurst, Kent. Buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 18.

COX

A E
Private. No further information available at present.

FROST

Charles William
Private 26791. 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. Formerly 2982 Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 11th November 1918. Aged 40. Born King’s Lynn. Lived Southampton. Enlisted Chichester. Son of Robert and Sarah Frost, of Stanhoe, Norfolk; husband of Edith Frost, of Warsash, Southampton. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Rpw Q. Grave 9.

GRAY

Albert Edward
Private 640113. 38th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.). Died 12th May 1920. Aged 25. Born on 7th August 1894, the son of John Robert and Maria Gray, of Barwick, Stanhoe, King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. He was a farmer by profession in Canada. Buried in Kingston (Cataraqui) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada. Range 2. Section G. Grave 37.

GRAY   

G W
Corporal. No further information available at present.

GREEVES

Ernest Arthur
Lance Corporal 18527. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 9th October 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A

GREEVES

Horace
Private 43319. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 2749 Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th September 1916. Born Syderstone, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Sarah Greeves, of Cross Lane, Stanhoe, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D

HERRELL   

H W
Petty Officer. No further information available at present.

LINGE

Arthur
Private 651896. 18th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regt.) Died on 28th August 1918. He was born on 16th January 1878 in Stanhope, Norfolk, the son of John and Anne Linge, of Stanhoe, King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. In Canada he was a packer in a furniture factory. Attested 4th March 1916 in Chenley, Ontario, Canada, aged 38 years 2 months, height 5 feet 9½ inches, chest 35 inches, medium complexion, bue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England; passed as fit to serve 5th March 1916. Buried in Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 29. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5660 - 45

RAINES   

Frank J
Private 15495. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916. Born Sedgeford, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D

RAYNER

Edward G
Private 13681. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th June 1916. Aged 23. Born Silvertown, Middlesex. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. E. G. and Mrs. S. A. Rayner, of Cross Lane, Stanhoe, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 45.

ROBINSON 

Charles Surtees
Captain, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds on 13th September 1916. Son of Mr. C. T. Robinson, of Hunstanton, Norfolk. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 59.

ROUT

W
Memorial states Petty Officer. In the 1901 census Walter Rout was the son of Benjamin and Maria Rout, aged 15, an agricultural labourer, born and resident Stanhoe, Docking, Norfolk. Walter Rout, son of Benjamin and Maria Rout, of Bakers Yard, Stanhoe, Hunsanton. There is Walter Rout, Private 5824, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Born King's Lynn, enlisted Kingston, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 65 to 67.

SMITHSON

Frederick Edgar
Private 49824. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 5771 Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. Died of wounds on 18th September 1918. Lived Stanhoe. Enlisted King’s Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

WILLIAMSON

Albert George
[Listed as George Albert Williamson on CWGC] Private 22802, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Bircham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. In the 1901 census he as the son of James and Hannah Williamson, aged 6, born Norfolk, resident Chapel Yard, Stanhow, Standhoe, Docking, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was the son of James and Hannah Williamson, aged 16, a farm labourer, born Stanhoe, resident Stanhoe, Norfolk. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
Buried in churchyard but not on memorial
BOYT
Horace George Richard
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed as a result of aero accident 31st July 1918. Born 16 February 1899. Pilot from 16 May 1918 [London Gazette 21 June 1918]. Formerly 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Son of Mr C and Mrs E Boyt, of Newland, Malvern Link, Worcestershire.

1939 – 1945

AYRES

Francis Eric              
Sapper 2158182. 999 Docks Operating Coy. Royal Engineers. Died on 7th June 1944. Aged 22. Son of Arthur and Daisy Ayres, of Stanhoe, Norfolk. Buried in Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot 3. Row F. Grave 14.

CALLEBY

Robin
Gunner 1839824. 441 Bty., 116 H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery. Died on 31st January 1942. Aged 21. Son of Charles and Rosana Callaby, of Stanhoe. Buried in Stanhoe (All Saints) Churchyard.

Last updated 12 July, 2016

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