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STOW BEDON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright ©Michael Peck 2014

The Stow bedon War memorial stands in the grounds of the parish church. It takes the form of an crossornate with shaft standing on a three tiered plinth plinth with a one stepped base. The inscription and names for World War 1 are on the front face of the plinth, there are ten names. on the next tier down, on the front face, is the one, single, name for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2014

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING & GRATEFUL MEMORY OF

CATOR James William
Corporal 18395. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Son of John and Sarah Ann Cator. Born 1889 Rockland All Saints and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried Chapelle British Cemetery. II.H.16.
CLARKE Edgar Charles
Private 22412. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds home 24th November 1916. Son of Luther Jacob and Maud Caroline Clarke of Rockland St Peter, Norfolk. Born 1896 Rockland All Saints and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery. Screen Wall 5. 660.
CLARKE Walter [William]
Private 22410. 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died home 27th January 1916. Son of Luther Jacob and Maud Caroline Clarke of Chapel Street, Rockland St Peter, Norfolk. Born 1894 Rockland St Peter (as SDGW, census has born Rockland All Saints) and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried Felixstowe New Cemetery. J.7.
CRACKNELL Malachi Thomas
Private 23662. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th July 1916. Son of Thomas and Hannah Sarah Cracknell of Lower Stow Bedon, Norfolk. Born 1896 Rockland All Saints and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried Delville Wood Cemetery. IV.A.3.
CRAWFORD Samuel Jarvis
Private 14558. B Company, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th October 1916, aged 26 years. Son of Stephen and Jane Elizabeth Crawford of Stow Bedon, Norfolk. Born Stow Bedon and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
DOWNES Bertie
Private 22338. 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, transferred to 438263 with 696th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died 14th November 1918. Son of James and Alice Downes. Born 1889 Stow Bedon, Norfolk and no trace SDGW. Buried Stow Bedon (St Botolph) Churchyard.
HARVEY J J
Birth record not found, second forename not identified and Joe or Joseph Harvey on records possiblly Private 81586. 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, formerly 44083 York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 29th May 1918, aged 28 years. Son of Robert and Sarah Harvey of Lower Stow Bedon, Norfolk. Born Stow Bedon, Norfolk, enlisted Mexborough and resident Kilnhurst, YKS. Missing and commemorated Soissons Memorial.
KNIGHTS Henry
Gunner 185247. 2nd/1st (North Midland) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery Died 20th March 1919, aged 24 years. Son of Henry and Fanny Knights. Born 1895 Griston, Norfolk and resident 1911 Stow Bedon, Norfolk. Buried Cologne Southern Cemetery. III.D.8.
MERTON Alfred
Private 15932. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Son of Martha Merton (now Martha Barrett, stepson of George Barrett). Born 1888 Rockland All Saints and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
PARNELL Charles James
Lance Corporal G/8128. 6th Battalion, Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 30th June 1918. Son of David and Elvina Mary Parnell of Stow Bedon, Norfolk. Born 1888 Stow Bedon, enlisted and resident Attleborough, Norfolk. Buried Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery. II.E.2.
   
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND
COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
   
1939-1945
BROWN H
Unable to identify and no further information.
Known Stow Bedon connection NOT on memorial.
CURTIS Robert Geoffrey
Leading Aircraftman 907672, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th June 1945, aged 25 years. Son of Robert Rowland and Lily Curtis of Stow Bedon, Norfolk. Buried Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery. Eur War Graves Plot. 170.
DRAKE Walter
Lance Corporal 7792. 2nd Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Died of Enteric Fever 1st February 1915 at Rouen. Son of (the late) Phillip Drake and Mary Ann Haigh (formerly Drake). Husband of Ellen Drake (nee Turner) of Rock View, Holywell Brook, Halifax, YKS. Father of Walter and Evelyn Drake. Pre war regular soldier (Short Service). Born 1884 Stow Bedon, Norfolk, enlisted Halifax and resident Holywell Brook, YKS. Buried St Sever Cemetery. A.4.I.
HALLS William Perry

Birth recorded 1895 as William Perry H Perry, appears 1901 as William Perry Halls with Grandparents Robert and Frances Maria Perry, parentage unknown. Appears 1911 as William Perry with G/parents, enlists as William Perry Halls.

Private 89368. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 12th August 1916. Born Stow Bedon and enlisted Attleborough, Norfolk. Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery. VI.C.10.

HUNT Edward James
Private 25697. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 14th May 1917, aged 29 years. Son of John and Lucy Hunt of Northrepps, husband of Emily Lily Hunt (marriage not found, previous surname unknown/possibly Emily Lily Green born Wayland District 1889 but unproven) of Stow Bedon, Norfolk. Buried Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery. I.R.26.

Last updated 9 August, 2014

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