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STIFFKEY - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 and Other Conflicts - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley, Researched Martin Edwards - 2004

To the right of the entrance, inside the Church of St. John The Baptist in Stiffkey is a memorial that consists of a marble plaque inscribed with various company Badges inset with names. The World War 1 dead are represented on the plaque, with date of death, and also there is a further Roll of Honour, handwritten and painted on silk which can be found to the right of the bell tower which contains all but one of the men on the plaque. There is a further roll of men who served in World War 1. There is also a village memorial next to doctors' surgery on A149 containing the same name as the church. For World War 2 there is a Roll of Honour for the men who died, with the service their were in and the month and year in which they died, plus a further roll of those who served.
Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF

The Roll of Honour is Handwritten and painted on silk and resides to the right of the bell tower.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918
THESE MEN OF STIFFKEY WERE KILLED IN ACTION

BULLIMORE

Herbert Spencer

[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Sergeant 267062, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 March 1918. Enlisted East Dereham. Formerly 3424, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 16 to 18.

CURSON

Francis [Albert]

Private 41612, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident Stiffkey, enlisted Holt. Son of Mary Ann Curson, of Chapel Cottage, Stiffkey. Formerly 5668, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

HUST

Sidney [James]

Private 56866, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 20 April 1916. Born Stiffkey, enlisted Wells. Son of Jabez and Mary Ann Hust; husband of Ethel Maria Hust. Formerly 202979, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.

PEARSON

George W

[Listed as 7 August on memorial] Private 23120, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 5 August 1916. Born North heigham, enlisted Noriwich, resident Stiffkey. Formerly 16213, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

REYNOLDS

Clifford [Thomas]

Private 29034, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1 August 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Stiffkey, enlisted Norwich. Son of Thomas and Rose Reynolds, of Morston Rd., Stiffkey. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 3.

RINGWOOD

Bertie

[The date from the memorial has been transcribed as 7 June 1918] Private 26502, 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 7 June 1917. Born and resident Stiffkey, enlisted Salford. Son of Mrs. E. Ringwood, of Stiffkey No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Panel 35.

TIMBERS

Joseph Arthur

[Not listed on the silk and under Arthur Joseph TIMBERS on CWGC] Private 17895 [SDGW} or 17295 [CWGC], 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28 September 1915. Aged 27. Born Kerdiston, enlisted Norwich, resident Brandiston. Brother of Mrs. M. B. Skipper, of Brandiston, Alderford, Norwich. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row DA. Grave 2.

WORDINGHAM

Charles Douglas

Private 8833, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4 June 1916. Aged 21. Born Stiffkey, enlisted Fakenham. Son of John Robert and Esther Mary Wordingham, of Letheringsett, Holt, Norfolk. His brother James Reginald John also fell. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 17.

WORDINGHAM

James Reginald John

Private 14922, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 23 March 1918. Aged 24. Born Stiffkey, enlisted Norwich, resident Holt. Son of John Robert and Esther Wordingham, of Walnut Villa, Letheringsett, Holt, Norfolk. His brother Charles Douglas also fell. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, , Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 1.

WORDINGHAM

Vincent Robert

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment and General List, New Armies. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 27. Son of Samuel Francis and Elizabeth Wordingham; husband of Annie Wordingham, of 1822, Morgan Place, Hollywood, California, U.S.A. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 3.

Also in memory of

GRAY 

John Robin

Lt. Col. Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died 11 February 1926.

A memorial can be found on the wall leading to the Manor.

HERE REST
THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
Lieut. Col.JOHN ROBIN GRAY
late THE KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS.
OF STIFFKEY OLD HALL and
LORD OF THE MANOR
WHO DIED 11 FEBRUARY 1926

GODS FINGER TOUCHED
HIM AND HE SLEPT

 

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

THESE ALSO LEFT THEIR HOMES TO SERVE KING AND COUNTRY.

BAKER

Arthur

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BAKER

Herbert

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BAYFIELD

Clarence

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BAYFIELD

Noah

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BAYFIELD

Sam

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BRITTON

Gerald

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BRITTON

Percy

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BUCK

Robert

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CARTER

Edward

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CURSON

George

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CURSON

Harry

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CURSON

James

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CURSON

Richard

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CURSON

Walter

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DAGGETT

Ernest C

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DAVIDSON

Rev H F

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DOWSING

Bernard

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DOWSING

Charles

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DOWSING

Ernest F

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DOWSING

George

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DOWSING

Richard

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ELWOOD

Bertie

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ELWOOD

George

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ELWOOD

Timothy

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ENGLEDOW

Harry

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FRANCIS

John R

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FRANCIS

William E

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GIDNEY

Charles

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GIDNEY

George

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GRAY

J R

Lieut Colonel

GROOM

J E

Colonel

GREEN

Nathaniel

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GROOM

Mary Gladys

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HANNANT

Ernest

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JARVIS

George

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JARY

Charles E

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JORDAN

Charles

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JORDAN

Lewis T

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LEE

William

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LEWIS

Osborne

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MALLETT

Edgar

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MALLETT

Ernest

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PELLS

Bertie A

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PELLS

James

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PELLS

Septimus

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REYNOLDS

Charles

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REYNOLDS

George

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REYNOLDS

James E

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RHODES

Stanley

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RINGWOOD

Alec

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RINGWOOD

Richard

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RINGWOOD

Tom

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SNELL

Walter

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SUTTON

Harold

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SUTTON

Walter

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TOOKE

Charles

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WARNES

William

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WINNER

Cyril

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WORDINGHAM

Kimberley

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WORDINGHAM

Samuel

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WORDINGHAM

Walter

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WORDINGHAM

Walter

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WRIGHT

John

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YAXLEY

Tom

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"ALL YE WHO LIVE IN ENGLANDS PASTURES GREEN,
REMEMBER US, AND THINK WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN?"
" HE REMEMBERED US WHEN WE WERE IN TROUBLE
FOR HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOR EVER!"

The paint has run at bottom.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

ROLL OF HONOUR 1939 – 1945

GREEN

George

Petty Officer P/JX 139805, H.M.S. Express, Royal Navy. Died 1 September 1940. Son of Samuel and Florence Nora Green, of Stiffkey. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 37, Column 2.

JARVIS  

Ernest Cornelius

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 3032389, 550 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23 February 1945. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Plot 8. Row B. Joint grave 27-28.

GREENACRE

Alan George

Private 5775177, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 24 January 1942 in Malaya when the Japanese pushed through from Thailand to Singapore. Aged 22. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 29. Row E. Collective grave 1-4.

JARVIS

Mark James

Private 5775220, 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 6 June 1943. Aged 28. Son of Thomas Edward and Maud Elizabeth Jarvis; husband of Florence Ellen Jarvis, of Fakenham. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row M. Grave 8.

THE FOLLOWING ALSO SERVED THEIR KING AND COUNTRY

BETTS

Robert

R A

BUTTERS

Robert

R N

CARVER

Robert John

R A S C

CLAXTON

William

Royal Norfolk Regt

CODMAN

Gordon William

R A F

CURSON

Dennis John

M N

CURSON

Geoffrey Robert

R A F

CURSON

Edgar George Sydney

R E

CURSON

George Robert

R N

DOWSING

Robert George

R A

DOWSING

Stanley John

R E M E

ENGLEDOW

James Horace

Intelligence Corps

FITCH

David Cloudsley

Royal Norfolk Regt

GREEN

Nathaniel Thomas

R N

GREEN

Phillip John

M N

GREENACRE

John Gilbert

R A F

GREENACRE

Robert John

R A F

GREENACRE

Walter George

R A F

HANNANT

Ernest John

R N

HANNANT

Joan Margery

W A A F

HORNE

Kenneth Ernest

R A M C

JARVIS

Harold Edward

Royal Pioneer Corps

JARVIS

Harold George

R E M E

JARVIS

Lily Gertrude

W A A F

JARVIS

John Edward

R A F

JOHNSON

Arthur Stanley

R A F C

MARSHALL

Doreen Mary

A T S

MURRELL

Alfred Thomas

R A S C

PEARSON

Alfred George

R A

PEARSON

Reginald Arthur

R A

PELLS 

Alan

M N

PLAYFORD

Olive Margaret

W A A F

REYNOLDS

George Robert

R A F

ROBERTS

Margaret Mclarty

W R N S

ROWE

Robert John

Royal Norfolk Regt

SMITH

Derrick John George

Royal Norfolk Regt

SWELL

John Charles

R E M E

SUTTON

Clifford John

Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry

WINNER

Bertie Charles

R A F

WORDINHGAM 

James Arthur

R A

WRIGHT 

Anthony Mons

R A F

Last updated 24 September, 2010

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