War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright ©Michael Peck 2014
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.
Copyright © Michael Peck 2014
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING & GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND
COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
to identify and no further information.
Stow Bedon connection – NOT on memorial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 August, 2014