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THETFORD, ST PETER'S WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Robert Bailey 2006

The memorial is in the form of a brass wall plaque within St Peters Church, Thetford. It list by surname and initials the men from the parish who gave their lives in World War 1.

Photographs Copyright © Robert Bailey 2006

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN THE MEMORY OF THOSE IN THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

ALLATSON

Walter Percy

Acting Corporal 12274, 7th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 21 July 1916. Born Stanmore, Essex, enlisted Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 C. See also Thetford

ASHFIELD

Ernest Robert

Private 28505 [SGDW} or 29505 [CWGC], 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Thetford. Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Ashfield, of 1, St. Giles Lane, Thetford, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also Thetford

BAKER

Arthur H

Private 38298, 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25 October 1917. Born Thetford, enlisted Howden. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 44. See also Thetford

BELL

Charles

Private 51158, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 3 August 1917. Aged 22. Born Norwich, enlisted Thetford. Son of Charles Christmas Bell and Elizabeth Bell, of 17, White Hart St., Thetford, Norfolk. Native of Norwich. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row G. Grave 1A. See also Thetford

BELL

Douglas George

Lance Corporal 15525, 10th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born and resident Croxton, Norfolk, enlisted Malton. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LVIII. Row F. Grave 2. See also Thetford

BUTCHER

Walter

Private 25829, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 20 April 1917. Aged 31. Born and enlisted Thetford. Son of Edward and Eleanor Butcher, of Thetford; husband of Amy Vera Butcher, of 20, Millers Lane, Thetford. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 4. See also Thetford

BYE

Charles

Corporal 29778, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Bye, of 6, Abbey Green, Thetford, Norfolk; brother of George (below). No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4. See also Thetford

BYE

George

Private 41522, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 20 November 1917. Aged 29. Born, resident and enlisted Thetford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Bye, of 6, Abbey Green, Thetford, Norfolk; brother of Charles (above). Formerly 5178, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7 and 8. See also Thetford

CAMPKIN

Victor [Christmas]

Private 13148, 2nd Regiment, South African Infantry. Died 23 September 1917. Aged 25, Son of Harry Campkin. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 3. See also Thetford

CHASE

Gerald Victor

Private 42037, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 28. Born Croxton, Norfolk, enlisted and resident Thetford. Husband of Martha E. Chase, of 1, Market Place, Thetford, Norfolk. Formerly 3036, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7 and 8. See also Thetford and Thetford St Cuthbert [listed as Victor Gerald]

COLE

Cecil Clarke

Second Lieutenant, 149th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 13 October 1917. Aged 28. Son of Emily Cole, of 10, White Hart St., Thetford, Norfolk, and the late Edward Noah Cole. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row F. Grave 10. See also Thetford

COOKE

Arthur

Lance Sergeant 7683, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 22 November 1915. Aged 26. Born St. Ann, Nottingham, enlisted Thetford. Son of Henry A.nd Elizabeth Cooke, of 50, St. Nicholas St., Thetford Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 10. See also Thetford

COOKE

Sidney

Private 1961, "G" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 24 September 1915. Aged 19. Born St Peter's, Norwich, enlisted Thetford. Son of Harry and Lizzie Cooke, of 50, St. Nicholas St., Thetford, Norfolk. Buried in 7TH FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Grave lost. Special memorial Section B. Grave 28. See also Thetford

CRAWFORD

Lidney [Oswald]

Lance Corporal 267218, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22 September 1918. Aged 27. Enlisted North Walsham, resident Thetford. Son of Lindsay Oswald and Florence Rhoda Crawford, of "Balcarres", Cabbell Rd., Cromer, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 60 to 64. See also Thetford

DICKERSON

Henry

Private 241790, 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusliers. Killed in action 14 October 1917. Aged 28. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. H. and Mrs. E. Dickerson, of 40, Magdalen St., Thetford, Norfolk. Formerly 2638, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162. See also Thetford

FOWELL

Thomas A

Gunner 275760, 15th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 24 September 1917. Born St. Peter's, Theford, enlisted Thetford. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Grave lost. Special Memorial Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 6. See also Thetford

GEE

William Robert

[Listed as Robert William on memorial] Private 35815, 44th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 20 September 1916. Aged 25. Born Leatherhead, Surrey, enlisted Thetford. Son of Robert Gee, of Cannon Farm, Thetford, Norfolk. Formerly 24013, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 36. See also Thetford

KENYON

James [Henry]

Lance Corporal 20400, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1917. Born Clacton, Essex, enlisted Thetford. Son of Mrs. Hine, of 5, Warwick Parade, Old Rd., Clacton-on-Sea. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4. See also Thetford

LANE

Allan Charles

Private 126409, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 13 June 1916. Aged 21. Born 9 June 1895 in Thetford. Son of Mr. James N. and Mrs. Mary Lane, of 201, Dunne Avenue, Toronto. Draftsman by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted 9 September 1915, age 20 years 3 months, at Guelph, Ontario, Canada, height 5 feet 4½ iches, girth 33¾ inches, complexion medium, eyes blue, hair brown, religious denomination Methodist. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, son of Janes Norton and Mary Lucilla Lane, born Thetford, Norfolk, resident 35, White Hart Street, Thetford St Cuthbert, Thetford, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, son of Janes Norton and Mary Lucilla Lane, at school, born Thetford, Norfolk, resident 14 Station Road, Thetford St Cuthbert, Thetford, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5361 - 53. See also Thetford

LEBBON

Percy

Farrier Sergeant 885610, 54th Divison Ammunition Column (Territorial), Royal Field Artillery. Died in Egypt 25 January 1918. Aged 31. Enlisted Turnham St Martin, resident Thetford. Husband of Agnes Mabel Lebbon, of 33, Pike Lane, Thefford, Norfolk. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section Q. Grave 265. See also Thetford

LOCKWOOD

George William

Private 8524, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 31 August 1916. Born Croxton, Norfolk, enlisted Brandon. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row S. Grave 39. See also Thetford

MUTEHAM

Bertie aka Bert

Private 24211, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11 August 1917. Aged 22. Born Thetford, enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Alice Muteham. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Thetford, Norfolk, a Farm Labourer, resident with his widowed mother at 17, St. Nicholas Street, Thetford St Peter, Norfolk; brother of Joe and George (below). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4. See also Thetford

MUTEHAM

George

Private 500993, 435th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died 20 December 1918. Aged 34. Son of George and Alice Muteham, of Thetford; husband of Edith Maud Muteham, of 17, Pike Lane, Thetford; brother of Joe (below) and Bertie (above). Buried in THETFORD CEMETERY, Norfolk. Plot I. Row M. Grave 565. See also Thetford

MUTEHAM

Joe

Private 104185, Royal Fusiliers. Died 4 March 1919. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Thetford, Norfolk, a Farm Labourer, resident with his widowed mother at 17, St. Nicholas Street, Thetford St Peter, Norfolk; brother of Bertie and George (above). Buried in THETFORD CEMETERY, Norfolk. Plot D. Row P. Grave 607. See also Thetford

NEWTON

Leonard [James]

Rifleman A/3517, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17 June 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Thetford, enlisted Rugby. Son of Thomas and the late Emily Newton, of Thetford, Norfolk. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 12. See also Thetford

NOWELL

J

No further information currently

PAPE

H

[probably Bert short for Herbert] No further information currently. See also Thetford

SAYER

C W

possibly Walter SAYER, Private 3/10185, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 April 1916. Aged 29. Born Barnham, enlisted Norich. Son of Nathan and Priscilla Sayer, of Railway Cottages, Nunnery, Thetford. Native of Barnham, Thetford. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 39. See also Thetford

STAGG

Bertie [Robert John]

Private 200111, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19 April 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Thetford. Son of William Henry and Annie Elizabeth Stagg, of 16, St. Nicholas St., Thetford, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 12 to 15. See also Thetford and Thetford St Cuthbert

STREET

Albert

Rifleman 853, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 5 November 1914. Born, resident and enlisted Thetford. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10. . See also Thetford

STUBBINGS

Walter John

Private 5940, 2/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 27 August 1916. Aged 35. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stubbing. Buried in THETFORD CEMETERY, Norfolk. Plot D. Row M. Grave 482. See also Thetford

WATSON

G P

No further information currently

WEBB, MM

Bertie

Corporal 43408, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 8 November 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Thetford. Son of Mrs. C. Webb, of 20, St. Nicholas St., Thetford, Norfolk. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXII. Row AA. Grave 3. See also Thetford

WILSON

Ronald Selby Champion

Serjeant 1348, 2nd Battalion, Rhodesia Regiment. Died 13 March 1917. Aged 36. Son of William Campbell Wilson and Kate Selby Wilson, of 54, St. Nicholas St., Thetford, Norfolk, England. Born at Hollingbourne, Kent, England. His two brothers also fell (see above for Gavin). Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot 2. Row G. Grave 14. See also Thetford

WILSON

Lazarus C

Private G/50018, 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 1st February 1917. Aged 29. Born Thetford, enlisted and resident Bury St Edmund's. Son of Mark and Eliza Wilson, of Fornham Rd., Bury St. Edmunds. Formerly G/10606, Royal West Kent Regiment. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Oas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 1. See also Thetford

WILSON

Gavin Colbourne Campbell

Private 43364, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 4 September 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Thetford. Son of William Campbell Wilson, and Mary Elizabeth Wilson, of Star Cottage, Morcombelake, Bridport, Dorset; husband of Lucy Lydia Hart (formerly Wilson), of Bulawayo, Rhodesia. His two brothers also fell (see below for Ronald). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D. See also Thetford

WOODS

Victor Benjamin

Corporal 43720, 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea 30 December 1917. Born and enlisted Thetford. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt. See also Thetford

WYATT

Ernest [Reginald]

Private 9373, 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars, Cavalry. Died 26 November 1914. Aged 23. Born and resident Thetford, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of William and Emma Wyatt, of The Bungalow, Norwich Rd., Thetford, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5. See also Thetford

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