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THURNING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2005

Thurning is a small village a few miles south of Holt and close to Corpusty. There are two war memorials inside the church, both relating to World War One. One is a hand-inscribed Roll of Honour behind glass in a wooden frame commemorating both those who served and those who died. The order of the names on this memorial have been put into alphabetical order for ease of searching. The brass memorial remembers only those who died. There is also a small plaque commemorating a man who died on active service in Cyprus in September 1956.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2005

BARTRAM

Arthur

Private 29081. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 5th October 1917. Born Barningham Parva, Norfolk. Lived Craymere Beck, Norfolk. Enlisted Cromer. Buried: Denain Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. D. 50.

 

CHAPMAN

Albert V.

Private. No further information available at present.

 

CHAPMAN

Robert

Private. No further information available at present.

GODDARD

Alfred Walter

Gunner L/36670. "D" Battery, 183rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th September 1916. Aged 25. Lived and enlisted in Hampstead, London NW. Son of Walter and Louisa E. Goddard, of Lyng, Norwich. Buried: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Ref. XII. B. 7.

 

LADELL

Fred

Gunner. No further information available at present.

 

LADELL

Gordon

Private. No further information available at present.

LADELL

John

Private 21263. 8th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly 18883 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th August 1917. Born Thurning. Lived Melton Constable, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

MEARS

George

Private 43248. 2nd/5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly 24051 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th September 1917. Aged 25. Born Wood Dalling, Norfolk. Lived Hindolvestone, Norfolk. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Stephen C. and Louisa Mears, of 92, The Common, Hindolvestone, Guist, Norfolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Norfolk. Ref. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

 

MEARS

Percy

Private. No further information available at present.

 

NEAL

Edward J.

Lance Corporal. No further information available at present.

 

PARTRIDGE

Arthur

Private. No further information available at present.

PARTRIDGE

Charles Herbert

Private G/9277. 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action with the British Expeditionary Force on 6th August 1916 (Memorial gives 5th August 1916). Born Briston, Norfolk. Enlisted Cromer. Buried: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord, France. Ref. IV. E. 27.

 

PARTRIDGE

Robert

Private. No further information available at present.

PARTRIDGE

Willie (William)

C

Private G/15171. 11th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds with the British Expeditionary Force on 17th August 1917. Born Sheringham. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Mr. G. Partridge, of Craymere Beck, Briston, Melton Constable, Norfolk. Buried: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. I. D. 11.

PYE

Richard Burton

Lance Corporal 26191. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 11th May 1917. Born Southrepps, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. B. 32.

 

SCARFFE

Fred

Private. No further information available at present.

 

SCARFFE

Robert J.

Corporal. No further information available at present.

SPALDING

Benjamin James

Private 13838. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st March 1918. Born Thurning. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

 

SPALDING

Thomas

Private. No further information available at present.

 

TWIDDY

Edward T

Corporal. No further information available at present.

 

TWIDDY

William

Private. No further information available at present.

The brass Memorial commemorating those who died.

THEY ANSWERED THEIR COUNTRY’S CALL
AND DIED IN HER DEFENCE
1914 – 1918

Sacred to the Memory of

PTE. CHARLES PARTRIDGE
GNR. ALFRED W. GODDARD
PTE. RICHARD B. PYE
PTE. JOHN LADELL
PTE. WILLIE C PARTRIDGE
PTE. GEORGE MEARS
PTE. ARTHUR BARTRAM
PTE. BENJAMIN J. SPALDING

Under this memorial is a small wooded plaque

In Loving Memory of
NORMAN GRAHAM EGGLETON
Died in Cyprus. Aged 19
September 1956.
 

EGGLETON

Norman Graham

Private, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 14th September 1956 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident two weeks previous. Aged 19. Buried in Wayne's Keep Military Cemetery, Nicosia.

HQ Cyprus District:

We regret to report the death yesterday of:

Pte. N. G. Egg;eton, HQ Company,
1st Bn, The Royal Norfolk Regiment.

Pte. Norman Egleton, 19, died in the British Military Hospital Nicosia from injuries sustained in a traffic accident that occurred two weeks ago. He is buried in Wayne's Keep Military Cemetery, Nicosia.

Last updated 22 September, 2006

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