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THORNAGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Micharl Peck 2013

The Thornage Memorial are within the church of All Saints along with a Roll of Honour to the men who served in World War 1. The memorial takes the form of a marble tablet with an ornate stone surround formed by two columns and a crenulated top. A further tablet was added at the bottom of the memorial, attached to the bottom of the surround, which contains the World War 2. There are eight men listed for World War 1 and two for World War 2. There is also a framed, and glazed, roll of honour with a foliate border and a red latin cross at the top with the names of the fallen in a single column and those who served in two columns below.
Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2013

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918.

CALVER Charles
Private 14396. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd December 1917, aged 27 years. Son of (the late) Charles and Hannah Calver of Ivy Cottage, Foulsham, Norfolk. Born Gressenhall and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried Flesquires Hill British Cemetery. VIII.G.6.
COOPER Dennis [William]
Private 54350. 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 184507 Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 1st September 1918. Son of George and Sabina Cooper. Born c1884 Thornage, enlisted Cromer and resident Melton Constable, Norfolk. Buried Fienvillers British Cemetery. D.9.
FITT Robert
Private 18439. 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14th October 1915. Son of Lacey and Diana Fitt of Ivy House, Thornage, Norfolk. Born c1890 Thornage and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery. I.E.19.
KENDLE Charles [Percy]
Private 28172. 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Charles and (the late) Christiana Kendle of Thornage, Norfolk. Born Thornage, enlisted Cromer and resident Thornage, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 7.
MASSINGHAM Horace [William]
Private 15394. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915, aged 20 years. Son of Christopher William and Eliza Emma Massingham of Field Farm, Binham, Norfolk. Born Thornage and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 30 and 31.
SANDS Jack
Unable to identify Jack Sands. Possibly ‘nickname’ and should read Samuel John Sands (note birth recorded 1890 as John Samuel Sands, all records after have Samuel John Sands). Private 55140. 20th Battalion, Kings (Liverpool Regiment), formerly 7182 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916. Son of William C and Susannah Sands. Born Melton Constable, enlisted Norwich and resident Thornage, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1D, 8B and 8C.
SHERINGHAM Hugh Valentine
Captain. T Company, Camel Transport Corps, attached Army Service Corps. Died 16th October 1918. Son of Henry and Edith A Sheringham. Born c1887 Thornage, Norfolk. Buried Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. O.314.
SIMPSON Job
Sapper 43990. 98th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 28th May 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Job and Charlotte Simpson of Thornage, Norfolk. Born Blakeney, enlisted Norwich and resident Melton Constable, Norfolk. Missing and commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 10 to 13.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
COOPER Ernest
Ernest Charles Cooper. Private 5774868. 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 10th June 1943. Son of Charles Frederick and Daisy E M Cooper (nee Platten). Birth recorded 1920. Buried Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. 2.M.25.
GIDNEY George
George Mack Gidney. Private 5782327. 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 20th October 1943, aged 35 years. Son of Robert Leonard and Lucy Ann Gidney. Husband of Ethel Frances Gidney (nee Barrett) of Melton Constable, Norfolk. Buried Chungkai War Cemetery. 9.A.14.
Roll of Honour
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH
THORNAGE.In proud and loving memory of the men of Thornage
who gave their lives in the Service of their King and
Country during the Great War, 1914 – 1918.
MASSINGHAM Horace
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FITT Robert
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SANDS Jack
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CALVER Charles
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SIMPSON Job
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COOPER Dennis
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SHERINGHAM Hugh
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KENDLE Charles
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and also in remembrance of those who nobly fought and
under God’s Providence returned to their homes in peace
BARNARD Albert
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CALVER John
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MOORE Robert
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NEAL Jack
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PEART William
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PARKER Ernest
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COLMAN Arthur
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SEWELL William
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BUNN Miles
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BAILEY Redvers
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COUSINS George
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KIRK Frederick
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WILLIAMS Tom
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KIRK George
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MONEY William
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COOPER Charles
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BUNNETT Richard
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SAVORY Harrison
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BUNN John
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BUNN Stanley
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KIRK Edwin
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CALVER Walker
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COLMAN Frederick
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MASSINGHAM Ernest
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COOPER Fleming
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TURNER Harry
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GRAVELING Arthur
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PICKERING Cyril
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Last updated 11 August, 2016

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