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THARSTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Nigel Peacock 2016

The Tharston Roll of HOnour containing those who died and those who survived can be found in St Mary's Church, Tharston. It takes the form of a handwritten Roll of Honour which is in a frame. Those marked with a were killed.

Photograph Copyright © Nigel Peacock 2016

PARISH OF THARSTON
ROLL OF HONOUR
THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918
Born or lived in the Parish of Tharston

  ANDREWS Cambridge
Private 20036, 1/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Formerly 2472, 1/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Brother of Norman and Frank (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 7, the son of William and Bee (Phoebe) Andrews, born Sydenham, Kent, resident 23 Cromwell Road, Wimbledon, Surrey. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, son of William and Phoebe Andrews, clerk for Messrs Snelling Snet Refiners, born Sydenham, Kent, resident The Laurels, Tharston, Norfolk.
  ANDREWS Frank
Brother of Cambridge (above) and Norman (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 5, the son of William and Bee (Phoebe) Andrews born Forest Hill, Surrey, resident 23 Cromwell Road, Wimbledon, Surrey. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, son of William and Phoebe Andrews, clerk tom Mr Bollingbrook (Solicitor, Norwich), born Forest Hill, Kent, resident The Laurels, Tharston, Norfolk.
  ANDREWS Norman
Brother of Cambridge and Frank (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 2, the son of William and Bee (Phoebe) Andrews born Wimbledon, Surrey, resident 23 Cromwell Road, Wimbledon, Surrey. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, son of William and Phoebe Andrews, schoolboy, born Wimbledon, Surrey, resident The Laurels, Tharston, Norfolk.
  AVIS Frank
In the 1911 census he was 11, on of James and Ellen Avis, at school, born Sweffing, Suffolk, resident The Chequers, Tharston, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he is listed as Francis, aged 1, son of James and Ellen Avis, born Suffolk, resident Framlingham Road, Sweffling, Suffolk.
  BARRETT David
No further information currently available
  BARRETT Robert
No further information currently available
BARRETT John
Private 14434, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 24. Born Tharston, enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Barrett, of Tharston, Long Stratton, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
  BLYTH James
No further information currently available
  BROOKES James
No further information currently available
BUCK Jack
Private 41382, 2/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 13 March 1918. Aged 19. Born Tharston, enlisted Wroxham, enlisted Pulham St Mary. Son of Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Buck, of Pulham St. Mary, Diss, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7 and 8.
  COOPER Gordon
No further information currently available
COOPER Herbert
Private 14695, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1917. Born Long Stratton, enlisted Norwich. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 17.
COOPER Lewis [Reuben]
Gunner 102203, 219th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 17 October 1917. Born Tharston, enlisted Norwich, resident Long Stratton. Buried inVOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 17.
  DEWING Alfred
No further information currently available
DICKERSON Frederick [William]
Private 20441, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 6 August 1815. Born Mornignthorpe, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Tharston. Formerly 17441, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY,Turkey (including Gallipoli). Grave lost. Special Memorial Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 36.
  DURRANT Russell
No further information currently available
DYE George
No further information currently available
FEEK Frederick
Private 15565, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Born Garston, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
  FULLER Edgar
No further information currently available
  GOWING Ernest
No further information currently available
  GOWING Alfred
No further information currently available
  GOWING Will
No further information currently available
  GOODSWEN Arthur
No further information currently available
  GOATE Ellis
No further information currently available
HARWIN Ralph [Stanley]
Private 28185, 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Aged 24. Born North Renton, Suffolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Tharston, Long Stratton. Son of George and Emma Harwin, of 3, Scargells Rd., High St., March, Cambs. Formerly 5342, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row Q. Grave 5.
HEROD Laurence
[Spelt Lawrence on CWGC] Private 23822, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4 September 1916. Aged 20. Born Forncett, Norfolk, enlisted Gt. Yarmouth. Son of Henry and Amelia Herod,of 5 Station Terrace, Runham, Vauxhall, Great Yarmouth. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 30.
  HOWELL Sidney
No further information currently available
  HOWELL Ben
No further information currently available
  KNIVETT Fred
No further information currently available
  KIRBY Edward
No further information currently available
  LEVERETT Herbert
No further information currently available
  LINCOLN Cubitt
No further information currently available
  LINCOLN George
No further information currently available
LLOYD Frederick [Christopher]
Private 78817, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7 August 1918. Born Tharston, enlisted Ipswich, resident Halesworth. Formerly 38389, 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 16.
  PIDGEON Frederick aka Fred
In the 1901 census he as aged 8, son of Charles and Jane Pidgeon, born Tharston, resident Tharston Street, Tharston, Depwade, Norfolk; he had four brothers Arthur, Walter (see below), William (see below) and John (see below).
  PIDGEON Walter
In the 1901 census he as aged 7, son of Charles and Jane Pidgeon, born Tharston, resident Tharston Street, Tharston, Depwade, Norfolk; he had four brothers Arthur, Frederick (see above), William (see below) and John (see below). Served as 60781, 102nd Company, Labour Corps.
PIDGEON William
Private 14693, 9th (Service) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born 31 December 1890 in Wacton, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Resident Long Stratton. Son of Robert Pidgeon, of Wacton. Attested 7 September 1914 at Norwich. His address was c/o Mrs Elizabeth Great, of Tharston, nr Long Stratton, Norfolk. Posted 12 September 1914. In the 1911 census he was the head of the family, aged 20, a Bricklayer's Labourer, born Tharston, resident Highfield Cottages, Tharston, Long Stratton, Norfolk; living with him was his brother Jack. In the 1901 census he as aged 10, son of Charles and Jane Pidgeon, born Tharston, resident Tharston Street, Tharston, Depwade, Norfolk; he had four brothers Arthur, Frederick (see above), Walter (see above) and John (see below). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
  PIDGEON John
In the 1901 census he as aged 5, son of Charles and Jane Pidgeon, born Tharston, resident Tharston Street, Tharston, Depwade, Norfolk; he had four brothers Arthur, Frederick (see above), Walter (see above) and William (see above). In 1939 he was single, born 30 August 1895, a Cowman on Farm, resident Gravel Pit Lane , Depwade R.D., Norfolk.
  PINCH Henry
No further information currently available
  POTTER Herbert
No further information currently available
  POTTER William
No further information currently available
  SCRANCHER Fred
No further information currently available
  SEMMENS George
No further information currently available
  SHELDRAKE George [H]
In the 1901 census he is the son of Thomas and Esther (2nd wife) Sheldrake, aged 5, born Hapton, Norfolk, resident Tharston Street, Tharston, Depwade, Norfolk; his brother John is listed below. In the 1911 census he is aged 15, son of Thoms and Esther Sheldrake, a farm labourer, born Hapton, Norfolk, resident Tharston, Long Stratton, Norfolk.
SHELDRAKE John
Private 14849, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 2 October 1917. Aged 29. Born Hapton, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. Thomas Sheldrake, of Hapton, Norfolk (attestation papers state Thartson, nr. Long Stratton, Norfolk). Admitted to Gissing School, Gissing, Norfolk 1898, born 12 March 1888. Railway Labourer prior to enlistment. Attested and passed fit 7 September 1914 in Norwich. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, son of Thomas and Sarah Sheldrake, born Hapton, Norfolk, resident Hapton Street, Hapton, Depwade, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he is the son of Thomas and Esther (2nd wife) Sheldrake, aged 13, an errand boy, born Hapton, Norfolk, resident Tharston Street, Tharston, Depwade, Norfolk; his brother George is listed above. In the 1911 census he is aged 22, lodging with James Long, in Forncett St Mary, Long Stratton, Norfolk. Previously Sapper 152898, 120th Railway Company, Royal Enigneers - platelayer proficient, transferred to 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, 7 September 1916. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Embarked in France 30 August 1915. Height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 118lbs, chest 34 inches, fresh complexion, briown eyes, brown hair, religious demonination Church of England. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 14.
  SQUIRES Arthur
No further information currently available
SUCKLING Jack
Lance Corporal B/200128, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 30 November 1917. Born Tivetshall, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Long Stratton. Formerly 5/5594, Norfolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged, 14, grandson of William Suckling, at school, born Tivetshall, Norfolk, resident Tharston, Norfolk. Admitted to Tharston School, Tharston, Norfolk, 6 January 1908. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 10 and 11.
  THORPE Robert
No further information currently available
  WARNES Percy
No further information currently available
WHINCUP John [William]
Private 132941, 4th BAttalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 22 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Setthing, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Long Stratton. Son of John Whincup and Susan Whincup, of Red House, Forncett St. Mary, Norwich, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, son of John and Susan Whincup, at school, born Brooke, Norfolk, resident Wood Farm, Hedenham, Norfolk. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 17.
  WRIGHT Sidney
No further information currently available

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