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SWAFFHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Carolynn Langley; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

The Swaffham War Memorial is situated by the Market Square and takes the form of a small, stumpy cross at the top of a square column mounted on a tall pedestal; attached to the pedestal and column are pink, marble, tablets, bearing the inscription and names. There are 90 names listed for World War 1 and 25 for World War 2. The memorial was re-dedicated 29th September 2002.


Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE 90 SWAFFHAM MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW TOWNSMEN

ALCOCK
Edwin
[ALLCOCK on CWGC & SDGW] Driver 801575,  44th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.  Died on 3rd October 1917 in Palestine.  Born Swaffham.  Enlisted Grimsby. Buried in  Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section E. Grave 117.    
ALCOCK
Sidney [Herbert]
[ALLCOCK on CWGC & SDGW] Private 41030,  8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.  Formerly 26656 Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th August 1917.  Aged 19.  Born Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of Arthur Allcock, of Market Place, Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 70 to 72
ANGELL
Ernest
[Memorial states 1st Battalion] Private 12967, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action 1st July 1916.  Aged 36. Born Gayton, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Elizabeth Angell, of East Winch Rd., Gayton, King's Lynn; husband of Ellen Maria Angell, of 7, St. Paul's Cottages, Globe Lane, Cattle Market St., Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
BARKER
Percy E
Private G/18289,  11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 7th October 1916  [memorial gives 6th October].  Aged 30.  Born St. Thomas, Norfolk.  Lived Southacre, Norfolk.  Enlisted Norwich. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Barker, of Field Barn, Southacre, King's Lynn, Norfolk.   No known grave. Commemorated on  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Pier and Face 11 C  
BEAN
Stanley [William]
Private 29950,  9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st May 1917.  [Memorial gives 3rd April].  Born Aylsham. Enlisted East Dereham.  Son of Stanley Beane, of Erpingham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  Panel 30 and 31.
BLOOM
Alfred A 
[Albert on SDGW] Driver T4/038223, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 76th Field Ambulance.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 25th October 1918.  Born Knapton.  Lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  Buried in  St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Section S. Plot II. Row FF. Grave 1.
BLOYE
Herbert [Henry]
Private 18227, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 23rd April 1917.  Born Castleacre.  Enlisted Norwich.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3
BRANCH
Edward James
Gunner 876086, 403rd Howitzer Battery Royal Field Artillery.  Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 27th October 1918.  Aged 23.  Born and enlisted Swaffham.  Son of William Charles and Hannah Elizabeth Branch, of May Terrace, Lynn Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Basra memorial, Iraq.  Panel 3 and 60. 
BREWSTER, MM
Charles Frederick
Acting Company Serjeant Major 7772, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 21st October 1917.  Aged 30.  Born Landour, Bengal, India.  Lived Mapperley, Notts.  Enlisted Swaffham.  Son of Colour Serjeant C. F. Brewster, of Market Place, Swaffham, Norfolk. Husband of M. Wheals (formerly Brewster), of 1, Palmer St., Lincoln.  Buried in  Solferino Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Plot  I. Row C. Grave 3.
BRIGHTWELL
Bertie William
Private 26471, 96th Company Machine Gun Corps.  Formerly G/18956 Royal Fusiliers.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd July 1916 (memorial gives 3rd July).  Born Swaffham.  Enlisted London. Son of William Francis and Annie Maria Brightwell, of Theatre St., Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.
BROUGHTON
George Henry
Private 53129, 3rd Battalion,, 150th Machine Gun Corps.  Formerly 25330 Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action 8th October 1918.  Aged 21.  Born Eastmoor, Norfolk.  Lived Swaffham.  Enlisted King’s Lynn.  Son of John Broughton, of Eastmoor, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Buried in   Ribecourt British Cemetery, Nord, France.  Plot  II. Row C. Grave 2. 
BUCK
Christopher Philip
Private 47182, 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.  Formerly 185283 Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th March 1917.  Aged 39.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of Robert and Sarah Buck, of Swaffham; husband of Elizabeth Martha Clarke (formerly Buck), of Silfield, Wymondham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.  Plot III. Row K. Grave 18.
BULLARD
William
Private 202246 [5161 on SDGW],  1st (London Regiment) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.  Posted 1/9th, London Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916.   Aged 21.  Enlisted Handel Street.  Lived St. Pancras.   Son of Mrs. E. Tyrell, of Back Lane, Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in   Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.  Plot V. Row B. Grave 10.
BUNTING
Donald Morton
Private 6260, 21st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th November 1915.  Aged 22.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Ashtead.   Son of George Harry and Daisy Mary Bunting, of Western House, Swaffham, Norfolk. Educated at Rydal Mount, Colwyn Bay, and Guy's Hospital.   Buried in  Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.   Plot I. Row B. Grave 17.
BANHAM
Karl Felgate
[Memorial gives HMS Actaeon] Able Seaman J/18609,  HMS Pembroke.  Royal Navy.  Died of disease on 19th February 1919.  Born 21 March 1897 in Leatheringsett, Norfolk. Son of Alice Banham, of Suffolk Villas, Swaffham. Buried in Swaffham (SS. Peter And Paul) Churchyard.  
CALVER
Ernest Edwin
Corporal G/4075, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.  Killed in action with the British Expeditionary Force on 21st October 1916.  Aged 23.  Born Swaffham.  Enlisted London.  Son of Edgar and Maria Calver, of Gooderstone; husband of Margaret Calver, of Globe Hill, Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Pier and Face 7 C. 
CHRISTOPHERSON
Clifford Bunting
Private 2988, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died in Gallipoli on 12th August 1915.  (The memorial and the SDGW give the date as 28th August).  Aged 19.  Enlisted East Dereham.  Son of Fred and Mary Ellen Christopherson, of Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Helles Memorial, Turkey.  Panel 42 to 44. 
CHAMBERLAIN
William Chapman
Company Serjeant Major 6384, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 3rd November 1914.  Aged 37.  Husband of Jane Chamberlain, of 9, Buckland Rd., Leyton, London. Native of Swaffham, Norfolk.  Born Burnham.   Enlisted Swaffham.  Buried in  Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.  Plot III. Row A. Grave 37. 
COPSEY
Charles Henry
Corporal 3035, 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers).  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th March 1918.  Aged 30.  Born and enlisted Swaffham.  Son of Anna Jane Copsey, of Lynn St., Swaffham, Norfolk, and the late Benjamin Copsey. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.  Panel 2.
DAWSON
Stanley
Rifleman 48999, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade.  Formerly 13/78320 53rd T.R. Battalion.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st November 1918.  Aged 18.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex.  Son of Eliza Anne Dawson, of Gordon Terrace, London St., Swaffham, Norfolk, and the late Albert W. Dawson.  Buried in  Preseau Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.  Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 28.
DIAPER
Frederick
[Listed as P. Diaper on CWGC]  Private 242154, 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd April 1917.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  Buried in Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.  Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 8.
DRAKE
Alexander
Gunner 875889,  "D" Battery, 44th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th September 1918.  Born Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  Buried in  Unicorn Cemetery, Vend'Huile, Aisne, France.  Plot II. Row C. Grave 23.
EVERITT
Percy
[Everritt on CWGC]  Private 18920, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 26th February 1917.  Aged 24.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Finsbury Barracks.  Son of Emma H. Everritt, of White Hart Lane, Swaffham, Norfolk.    Buried in  St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.  Section O. Plot V. Row D. Grave 14.  
FOUNTAIN
Robert
Private 7680, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 14th April 1915 (Memorial gives 15th April).  Born Hilgay.  Enlisted Norwich.  Buried in  Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.  Plot III. D. 14.
FULLER
George
Private 51555, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.  Formerly 6861 25th Middlesex Regiment.  Killed in action in France and Flanders on 31st July 1917.  Born North Wold.  Lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.   Panel 6 and 8. 
FRANKLIN
Herbert Thomas
Private 1571, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died in Gallipoli on 12th August 1915.  (The memorial and the SDGW give the date as 28th August).  Born and enlisted Swaffham.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Helles Memorial, Turkey.  Panel 42 to 44.  
GOUT
Ernest
Photograph Copyright © Chris Harley 2008
Corporal 8631, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 12th July 1915.  Aged 21.  Born and enlisted Swaffham.  Son of Mrs. W. Gout, of Lynn St., Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France.  Plot I. Row D. Grave 99.
GUYMER
Robert Henry Edward
Lance Corporal 16513, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 21479 Hussars.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd October 1915.  Aged 26.  Born Swaffham.  Lived S. Harrow.  Enlisted Sherborne.  Son of Philip and Phoebe Guymer.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.   Panel 25 to 27.  
HEYHOE
William Sidney
Private 19573, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.   Killed in action in France and Flanders on 15th September 1916.  Born Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D. 
HOWARD
Frank Edward
Serjeant 240306, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died of wounds in Palestine on 25th April 1917.  Born Westacre.  Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Charles Abram and Emma E. Howard, of 2, Post Office Terrace, Lynn St., Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.  Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 24.
HOWARD
William James
Private 28695, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th March 1918.  Born Great Yarmouth.  Lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  Bay 7. 
HORSLEY
Charles
Lance Corporal 3/7281, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  (Memorial gives 1st Norfolks).  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 10th July 1917.  Aged 25. Born and enlisted Swaffham.   Son of Walter and Susannah Horsley, of 2, May Terrace, Lynn Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk.   Buried in   Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row O. Grave 20. 
HUDSON
Arthur G
Private 300076, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.  Formerly 225745 Northamptonshire Regiment.  Died at home on 25th October 1918.  Aged 37.  Lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  Buried in  Swaffham (Ss. Peter And Paul) Churchyard.    
HUDSON
Cecil Rupert
Private 67180, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers),  posted to 2nd/2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.   Formerly 18670 29th T.R. Battalion.    Killed in action in France and Flanders on 26th October 1917.  Born Swaffham.  Lived and enlisted Norwich.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
JOHNSON
William
Probably:  Lance Corporal 7590, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died in Mesopotamia on 28th November 1916.  (Memorial gives 3rd December).  Born Ashill.  Enlisted East Dereham.  Buried in  Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.  Plot XXI. Row L. Grave 33.
KEMBERY
(Ernest John) Jack
Rifleman S/14805, 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade.   Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th February 1917 (Memorial gives 26th February).  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Stratford, Essex.  Buried in   Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France.  Plot II. Row R. Grave 2.
LAKE
George
Rifleman S/21883, 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade.   Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th September 1917.  Aged 34.  Born Swaffham.  Lived Forest Gate, Essex.  Enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex.  Son of Robert Lake, of The Poole, Swaffham, Norfolk; husband of Mrs. E. E. Lake, of 10, Skimmington Cottages, Reigate Heath, Reigate, Surrey.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 145 to 147. 
LINFORD
Herbert
Private 17938, 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died at home on 15th March 1915.  Born Fransham.  Enlisted Norwich.  Buried in  Felixstowe (Walton) Cemetery, Suffolk. 
LONG
George
Serjeant 15720, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 13th July 1916.  Aged 36.  Born Wymondham.  Lived Swaffham.  Son of John and Mary Arm Long, of Wymondham, Norfolk; husband of E. E. Long, of Lynn Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in   St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.  Plot A. Row 29. Grave 20. 
LUSHER
James
Private 40174, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.   Formerly 28184 Essex Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th April 1917.  Aged 30.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of James and Charlotte Lusher, of 26, Ash Close, Swaffham; husband of Edith Mary Lusher, of 22, Providence Terrace, Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.  
MANNING
William
Private 1573, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died at Gallipoli on 28th August 1915. (CWGC gives 12th August 1915).   Born Rougham.  Enlisted Swaffham.  No known grave. Commemorated on    Helles Memorial, Turkey.  Panel 42 to 44.
MEDLOCK
John
Private 9271, 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company.  Died in France & Flanders on 7th February 1917. (Memorial gives date as 7th February 1916).  Born Swaffham.  Lived Islington.  Enlisted Holloway.  Buried in  Hem Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.  Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 5.
MORLEY
John Horace
Private 17946, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died in France & Flanders on 5th July 1918. Aged 24.  Enlisted Norwich.  Buried in  Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.  Plot XI. Row A. Grave 10.
NEALE
John Sidney
Serjeant 331019, 1st/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.   Formerly 2548 2/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th September 1918.  Born Beetley.  Lived Sheffield.  Enlisted East Dereham.   No known grave. Commemorated on  Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  Panel 5 and 6.
NICHOLS
Herbert Edward
[Edmund on CWGC] Sapper 85370, 208th Field Coy. Royal Engineers.    Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 26th June 1916.  Aged 36. Born Necton.  Lived Hunstanton.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of Harrison John and Martha Nichols; husband of Agnes Mary Nichols, of 7, Charlbury Terrace, Hunstanton, Norfolk.  Buried in  Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.  Plot I. Row G. Grave 30.   
NELSON
Edgar William
Private 73574, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt. )  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th March 1918.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted King’s Lynn.  Buried in  Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Somme, France.  Plot I. Row D. Grave 20.
NOKES
Robert William
Officer's Steward 2nd Class L/6551,  H.M.S. "Indefatigable," Royal Navy. Killed in action on 31st May 1916.  Born 24 February 1884 in Swffham. Son of Ellen Nokes, of White Lodge, Gayton, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on   Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.  Panel 17. 

Special note:  The Battlecruiser Indefatigable was in action at the Battle of Jutland when she was hit on the fore turret and the magazine spaces were penetrated, blowing the ship in half.  She sank with a loss of 1017 crew.  There were four survivors.

OFFORD
Edgar Lawrence
Private G/2905, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).    Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1917.  Aged 23.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Edgar T. and Ellen Offord, of Camping Land, Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  Bay 2.  
OXBOROUGH
George W
Private 241090, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regt.  Died in Palestine on19th April 1917.  Aged 19.  Enlisted Cromer. Buried in  Gaza War Cemetery, Israel.  Plot XXIII. Row E. Grave 2.
PAPWORTH
Sidney Ernest
Company Serjeant Major [SDGW gives Acting Warrant Officer Class II] 6222, 2nd Battalion, Duke Of Cornwall’s Light Infantry.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th March 1915.  Aged 34.  Born Islington.    Lived Dulwich.  Enlisted London.  Son of John Papworth, of 46, Amott Rd., East Dulwich, London; husband of Lily Ada Papworth, of Roseline Cottage, Campingland, Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 20.    
PARKER
George Edward
Private 28681, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th October 1916.  Born King’s Lynn.  Lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich. Buried in  Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  Plot XI. Row B. Grave 2. 
PEEK
Maurice William
Private 18714, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regt.  Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 22nd April 1917.  Born Pentley.  Enlisted Norwich.    No known grave. Commemorated on  Basra Memorial, Iraq.  Panel 10.  
PHILO
John Austin
Private 10315, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st July 1916.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. 
POWLEY
Charles Henry
Private 20533, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment.  Formerly 3/7302 Norfolk Regiment.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 22nd November 1916.   Born, lived and enlisted Swaffham.  Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.  Plot II. Row K. Grave 17. 
PRESTON, DCM
Phillip Chamberlayne
Captain, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action on 15th October 1915.  Aged 36.  Son of the late Capt. J. N. Preston (3rd Hussars), and Mrs. Preston, of Flasby Hall, Gargrave, Leeds. Served with Lumsden's Horse in the South African Campaign.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  Panel 30 and 31.
PRECIOUS
Ernest Charles
Lance Corporal 3/7654, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 6th May 1915.  Born Dover.  Enlisted Norwich.  Buried in  Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 159.
RASBARY
Robert Frederick George
Private 13233, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916.  Born Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.  
READ
Walter Frederick
Private 40026, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916.  [Memorial gives 1915]  Aged 18.  Born Fakenham.  Enlisted Swaffham.   Son of Walter Edward and Harriett Read, of Ireland Cottages, West Acre Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk. Native of West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France.  Plot V. Row J. Grave 4.
RALLISON
Walter Edward
Trumpeter 38869.   112th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 14th November 1915 (memorial gives 13th November. )   Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.   Buried in  Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  Grave 52.           
RALLISON
Albert
Private 8107, 1st Battalion, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry.  Died in Mesopotamia on 27th February 1916.  Born Swaffham.  Enlisted Canterbury.  Buried in  Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.  Plot XXI. Row Y. Grave 38.
REEVE
John William
Private 25427, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.  Formerly 2702 Middlesex Regiment.  Died in France and Flanders on 14th March 1918.  Aged 29.  Born Beachamwell, Norfolk.  Enlisted Norwich.  Husband of Gertrude Reeve, of London St., Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  Plot XXXI. Row G. Grave 15.
REGESTER
George
Rifleman S/26746, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own).  Died at home on 23rd February 1918.  Aged 28.  Born Holme Hale, Swaffham.  Lived and enlisted Lewisham, Kent.  Son of Charles Salisbury Regester and Emma Regester, of Station St., Swaffham. Buried in  Swaffham (Ss. Peter And Paul) Churchyard. 
REGESTER
William James
Probably: Private 680586, 1st/22nd (County Of London) Battalion,, The Queen’s).  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 6th July 1917.  Enlisted Bermondsey.  Lived Gresham Street.  Buried in  Oak Dump Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.   Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 5.
RICHARDSON
Leslie John
Private 2305, 15th Battalion, (County of London Regiment),  (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles).  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th September 1916.  Aged 21.  Lived Fulham.  Enlisted London.  Son of James and Elizabeth Richardson, of Old Bank House, Swaffham, Norfolk.   Buried in Cerisy-Gailly French National Cemetery, Somme, France.  Plot I. Row H. Grave 1.
RICHARDSON
A Raymond
KCO.  Died 10th July 1919.  No further information available at present. 
SMITH
Clifford
Norfolk Regiment.  Died 23rd October 1915.  No further information available at present.  
SMITH
Donald Griffen 
Private PS/6469, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.  Formerly 2167 Sussex Regiment.  Died of wounds in France and Flanders on 18th October 1916.  Aged 22.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted London. Son of Walter and Eleanor Smith, of "Oakleigh," Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  Plot XII. Row A. Grave 11.
SMITH
Joseph
Private 3/10083 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th May 1917.  Aged 44. Born Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.   Husband of Annie Elizabeth Tibbett (formerly Smith), of Northwell Pool, Swaffham, Norfolk.   No known grave. Commemorated on  Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  Bay 3.  
SPENCER
Arthur
Sapper 189241, Corps of Royal Engineers (Railway Operating Division).  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th December 1916.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.   Buried in  Bazentin-Le-Petit Military Cemetery, Somme, France.  Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 21.
SQUIRES
Robert William
Private G/50308 [G/50398 on CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.  Formerly 41788 R.F.   Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th August 1918.  Aged 22.  Born Cley.  Lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.   Son of William and Clara Squires, of Little Thorns, Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in   Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France.  Plot I. Row E. Grave 33.
STERNE
Frank
Lance Corporal G/12041, 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th April 1917.  Born Manchester.  Lived and enlisted Edmonton.  
STARLING
George
Rifleman R/41237,  London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Formerly TR/10/2362 21st T.R. Battalion. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th July 1918.   Born Holme Hale.  Lived Swaffham.  Enlisted King’s Lynn.   Son of Mrs. E. Starling, of 2, Cley Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Mont Noir Military Cemetery, St. Jans-Cappel, Nord, France.  Plot I. Row B. Grave 2
THOMPSON
Herbert William
Private 40508, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.  Formerly 29085 Essex Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th November 1916.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Pier and Face 2 C. 
THOMPSON
Hubert William
Private 240488, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died of wounds in Palestine on 20th April 1917.  Aged 21.   Enlisted East Dereham.  Son of Mr. W. H. Thompson, of Prince of Wales Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel.  Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 70.
TWAITES
Alfred Charles
Lance Corporal 501619 Labour Corps.  Formerly 32842, Middlesex Regiment.  Died at home on 24th October 1918.  Aged 32.   Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted King’s Lynn.  Son of William and Anna Twaites, of Swaffham; husband of Ethel Marion Twaites, of London St., Swaffham.  Buried in  Swaffham Baptist Chapelyard, Swaffham.  
TRUNDLE
Herbert
Private PO/2900,   Royal Marine Light Infantry.  Died on 7th June 1915.  Aged 50.  Buried in  Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Plymouth.  Plot E. Row 22. Grave 25.   
TURNER
Albert
No further information available at present.
WARNES
John Horace
Private 33884, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th October 1917.  Born Swaffham. Enlisted Norwich.  Son of Samuel Warner, of London. St., Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in   Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Plot III. Row B. Grave 2. 
WATTS
William
Private 240542, 1st/5th Norfolk Regiment.  Died in Palestine on 19th April 1917.  Aged 19.  Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Watts, of 8, Row 43, Great Yarmouth.  Buried in   Gaza War Cemetery, Israel.  Plot XXIII. Row F. Grave 7.
WARD
Edward William
Gunner 182727,  Royal Field Artillery.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 24th October 1918.  Lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  [Could not find on CWGC]
WARD
Walter
Private 40532, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.  Formerly 29102 Essex Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th November 1916.  Aged 38.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of William Ward, of Brewery Yard, White Hart Lane, Swaffham; husband of Harriet Ward, of 2, Albert Terrace, Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Pier and Face 2 C. 
WARD
Albert John
Private 20369, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th March 1917.  Born Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich. 
WEBSTER
Charles Reginald
Private 240543,  "A" Company, 1st/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Died in Palestine on 10th May 1917.  Aged 20.  Enlisted East Dereham.  Son of Charles and Elizabeth Webster, of 4, Station Terrace, Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in   Haifa War Cemetery, Israel. Section B. Grave 73.
WEST
Reginald George
Private 29355, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd October 1917.  Aged 21.  Born Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  Son of Richard and Ellen West, of Lynn Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 34 to 35 and 162A. 
WEST
Sidney Thomas
Private 43929, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.  Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 13th April 1918.  Aged 19.   Born and lived Swaffham. Enlisted King’s Lynn.  Son of Richard and Ellen West, of Lynn Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk.   No known grave. Commemorated on   Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines- Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.  Panel 3.       
WINTER
Ernest
Private 13/1494, 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th November 1917.  Born and enlisted Hull.  Buried in  Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  Plot II. Row E. Grave 14.
WOOD
[Frederick] Ernest 
[Frederick Edward on CWGC] Private T.F./5956, 1st/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on  29th August 1916. Aged 23.  Lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.  Buried in     Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France.  Plot V. Row G. Grave 22.
WRIGHT
Walter John
Lance Corporal 8901, 1st King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry).  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th August 1915.  Aged 29.  Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted London. Son of William Walter and Eliza Julia Wright, of Market Place, Swaffham, Norfolk.   No known grave. Commemorated on   Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 47 and 49. 
YOUNG
Wallace George Leicester
Private 40283, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.  Formerly 5209 Norfolk Regiment.  Killed in action in France & Flanders on 7th February 1917.  Aged 26.   Born and lived Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.   Son of Charles Valentine Young and Elizabeth Young, of Market Place, Swaffham, Norfolk.   Buried in   Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  Plot V. Row D. Grave 38.
YOUNGS
Arthur
Private 290747, 11th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.  [SDGW gives 8th Battalion].  Died in France & Flanders on 1st July 1917.  Aged 21.  Born Swaffham.  Enlisted Norwich.   Son of Arthur and Emma Youngs, of Oak Lodge, Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Calais Southern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  Plot G. Row 5. Grave 7. 

1938-1945

BARKER
Robert George 
Gunner 841582, 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.  Died on 16th June 1941.  Aged 30.  Son of Robert and Beatrice Barker, of Swaffham, Norfolk; husband of Kathleen Mary Denman Barker, of Swaffham.  Buried in  Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt.  Plot 6. Row H. Grave 3.
BLOCKWELL
Thomas George Empire  
Private 5778138, 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 22nd June 1942.  Aged 29.  Son of Herbert Henry and Minnie Lucretia Blockwell, of Swaffham, Norfolk. Buried in   Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.  Plot B2. Row B. Grave 3.
CHAMBERLAIN
George   
Gunner 874132, 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.  Died on 2nd December 1941.  Aged 31.  Son of William John and Ellen Chamberlain, of Swaffham. Norfolk.  Buried in  Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt.  Plot 11. B. 5.
CARTER
James Robert Thomas   
Trooper 7899998, 42nd (23rd Battalion, The London Regt. ) Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.   Died 1st July 1942.  Aged 23.  Son of James and Louisa Cordelia Annie Carter, of Swaffham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on   Alamein Memorial, Egypt.   Column 22.  
DICKERSON
Maurice Golden 
Private 5775783, 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment.  Died on 27th January 1942.  Aged 22.  Son of Frederick Ernest and Alice Lucy Dickerson, of Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Singapore Memorial, Singapore.  Column 50. 
ETHERIDGE
Harold George  
Driver T/6029591, 372 Tank Transporter Company Royal Army Service Corps.  Died on 25th November 1944.  Aged 34.  Son of William and Frances Etheridge, of Swaffham, Norfolk.   Buried in  Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.  Plot KK. Grave 229. 
GOODYER
William   
Serjeant 1462152, 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.  Died on 13th December 1941.  Aged 28.   Son of William and Agnes Goodyer; husband of Barbara Joyce Goodyer.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Alamein Memorial, Egypt.  Column 39.  
HERBERT 
William Marton 
No further information currently available.
IVES
Ronald George
Gunner 858991, 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 22 December 1941. Born 1916 Swaffham. Married Margaret Rose Read in Swaffham 1938. Buried in Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya. Plot 8. Row R. Grave 12.
LAKE
Reginald W
Possibly:  Reginald Wilfred Lake.  Private 5770550, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment.  Died between 20th and 23rd May 1940.  Aged 25.   Son of Walter and Beatrice Violet Lake; husband of Joan Phyllis Lake, of Ash, Surrey.  Buried in Mont-Bernanchon Churchyard, Pas de Calais, France. Row D. Grave 12.
LAMBERT
Henry William
[William Henry on CWGC]  Private 5778213, 6th Battalion  Royal Norfolk Regiment.  Died on 13th January 1942.  Aged 27.  Husband of Mildred Lambert, of East Lexham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Singapore Memorial.  Column 51.
MONK
Guy   
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 749827, 100 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 2nd January 1944.  Aged 37.  Son of Arthur and Lois Monk; husband of Mabel Monk, of Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Hanover War Cemetery, Germany.  Plot 6. Row J. Collective Grave 1-7.  
NASON
Albert Edward Charles
Petty Officer Sick Berth C/M 36075,  H.M.S. Eskimo, Royal Navy.  Died on 12th July 1943.  Aged 40.  Son of Alfred John and Jessie Nason; husband of Ellen E. E. Nason, of Swaffham, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.  Column 72, Panel 3. 

Special note:  The Destroyer, HMS Eskimo, was on active service in the Mediterranean when she was hit by a small bomb which penetrated the fuel tanks.  Following an explosion, 19 men were killed or injured.

OXBURY
A
No further information currently available
PERKINS
Francis John
Private 14756578, 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.  Died on 24th April 1945.  Aged 19.  Son of Clifford R. G. and Maud E. Perkins, of Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 8. Row H. Grave 6.
ROWE
Herbert Reginald 
Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1176862, 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 1st October 1942.  Aged 23.  Son of Reginald George and Alice Rowe, of Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery, Denmark.  Plot AIII. Row 9. Grave 11.
REEVE
Jack V H
No further information currently available.
STIBBEN
Thomas K  
Possibly:  Thomas Kitchener Stibbon.  Lance Serjeant 6406105, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.  Died on 4th February 1944.  Aged 29. Son of John and Florence Stibbon; husband of Kathleen Irene Stibbon, of Ealing, Middlesex.  Buried in  Khayat Beach War Cemetery. Israel.   Plot D. Row E. Grave 3.
SEAGO
Cecil Edward
Private 5772956, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment.  Died 23rd January 1942.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Column 52.
TUFTS
James Clifford
[Clifford James on CWGC]   Petty Officer D/J 107649,   H.M.S. Galatea, Royal Navy.  Died on 15th December 1941.  Aged 33.  Son of Sidney and Ellen Tufts; husband of Constance Mary Tufts, of Southery, Norfolk.  No known grave. Commemorated on  Plymouth Naval Memorial.  Panel 45, Column 3.

Special note: HMS Galatea was sunk by a German submarine on 15th December 1941 near Alexandria with a loss of 470 lives.   

THOMSON
Basil Esmond
[THOMPSON on CWGC]  Serjeant 5780347,  2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.  Died on 25th September 1944.  Aged 24.  Son of George and Harriet Ethel Thompson, of Swaffham, Norfolk.  Buried in  Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Gelderland, Holland.  Plot 6. Row D. Grave 5.
WILSON
Jack
No further information currently available
WILSON
James R
No further information currently available
YOUNG
Ronald Leicester
Flying Officer (Pilot) 178786,  219 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 19th April 1945.  Buried in  Hanover War Cemetery, Germany.  Plot 10. Row B. Grave 4.

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