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STOKE FERRY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Mike Smith; Researched by Lynda Smith 2005

Stoke Ferry is situated not far from Downham Market. The War memorial is on the hill by the church entrance.

THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

BONNETT Raymond
Corporal 240287. 1st/5th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Aged 23. Born Oakham, Rutland. Enlisted East Dereham, Norfolk. Son of Thomas and Emily Bonnett, of Wereham Rd., Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXX. E. 1.
BOYCE Alfred
Private 29298. 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers attached 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd July 1916. Aged 31. Born and lived Stoke Ferry. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late William and Mary Ann Boyce. Buried: Serre Road Cemetery No.2, Somme, France. Ref. XXV. D. 14/15.
BROOKS Aubrey Arthur
Private 615947. 1st/19th Battalion London Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd August 1918. Aged 19. Born Stoke Ferry. Lived Brockley. Enlisted Camberwell. Son of William Brooks, of The Nag's Head, Wereham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated: Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.
BROWN R C
Possibly: Robert Christopher Brown. Private 39938. 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Formerly 5148 South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th November 1916. Born Croxton, Norfolk. Lived Thetford. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Buried: Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Ref. VIII. G. 1.
DARKINS Bert Frederick
Lance Corporal 11227. 15th (The King's) Hussars. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th November 1917. Born and lived Stoke Ferry. Enlisted Downham. Buried: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Ref. IV. A. 9.
ENGLISH Bertie Stephen
Private 40249. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly 5281 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd July 1918. Aged 27. Born and lived Stoke Ferry. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Maria and the late Richard English, of Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Buried: Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, Nord, France. Ref. Plot 3. Row G. Grave 2.
LOCK W
Possibly: Walter Locke. Private 14448. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th October 1916. Aged 24. Born Methwold. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Herbert and Rose Locke, of Eaton Farm, Sedgeford, King's Lynn. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
MEE Howard John
Serjeant 14272. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 22nd July 1917. Aged 25. Born Stoke Ferry. Enlisted Norwich. Son of John and E. Mee, of Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. VI. E. 10.
MORTON Bertie
Gunner 128968. 16th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died on 5th December 1918. Husband of Mrs. L. Morton, of Hill House, Wereham, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Buried: Charleroi Communal Cemetery, Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. O. 14.
OFFICE Robert
Private 16918. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders. Born Stoke Ferry. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 4.
POLLARD H E
Private 47038. 15th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died on 3rd June 1915. private Pollard was born in Stoke Ferry, Norfolk on 25th August 1877. He served four years in the militia in England before he emigrated to Canada where he worked as a labourer. Buried: Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. III. H. 10.
REEVE R S
No further information available at present
RICHES Frank
Private 23367. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 14th August 1917. Aged 23. Born Stoke Ferry. Enlisted King’s Lynn. Son of George Rymer Riches and Hannah Riches, of Salisbury House, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XIV. A. 15.
SHARPE H
No further information available at present 
TUCK William Reginald
(CD gives William Randall). Lance Corporal 2284. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 12th August 1915. (CD gives 28th August). Aged 23. Born Nordelph, Norfolk. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of William Henry and Ellen Grace Tuck, of The Homestead, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
TURNER G
No further information available at present   
WEST A E
Private M/281238. Army Service Corps. Died on 17th June 1918. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. West, of Wretton Rd., Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Buried: Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France. Ref. 1. L. 16.
WORLD WAR TWO
HUGHES J
 No further information available at present.
WILBY Percy Charles
Stoker 1st Class C/KX 97139. H.M.S. Gallant, Royal Navy. Died on 10th January 1941. Aged 21. Son of Jack and Ethel Florence Wilby, of Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 48, 1.
Buried in the graveyard. Not on the memorial
SARLAND Victor Henry
Major 66719. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on 4th June 1944. Aged 39. Son of Victor Egmont Sarland and Mabel Gertrude Sarland; husband of Florence Mary (Jane) Sarland, of Farnham, Surrey. Buried: Stoke Ferry Cemetery. Ref. Grave A. 19.

22 March 2005

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