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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with details information
Compiled and Copyright © Cliff Brown 2003

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1914-18

Herbert Baker BART

Gnr 70657, 117th (Warwick) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 1-1-17, age 31. Son of M A & J Bart, Tilney All Saints. Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.

Macolm BROWNE

Pte G/41787, 20th Royal Fusiliers. 16-4-17, age 23. Son of Mr W H Bird, Tilney St Lawrence. Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery, France.

Gerald Watson FAILES DSO, MC

Captain, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15-4-18, age 23. Tilney All Saints. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Son of Mr Watson Failes, of the Limes, Tilney St Lawrence, Kings Lynn. Also listed Tilney St Lawrence.

Eastern Daily Press - Friday 26 April 1918

LOCAL OFFICERS IN RECENT FIGHTING

Captain G Watson Failes

Captain Gerald Watson Failes, Norfolk Regiment, was killed in action on the 15th Inst. He was 23 years of age and was the son of Mr Watson Failes, of the Limes, Tilney St Lawrence, Kings Lynn. He had been on active service for over 3 years, and had previously been wounded. At the outbreak of war he enlisted as a trooper in a cavalry Regiment, and was later given a commission. He was awarded the Military Cross for a particularly brilliant exploit, and was regarded as an extremely capable officer, and was held in high esteem by his men.

Victor KELTON

Ordinary Seaman, J/64278, HMS Gaillardia, Royal Navy. 22-3-18. Chatham Memorial, Kent.

William NEWTON, MM

Cpl 9288, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12-10-16. Born Wisbech, enlisted Norwich. Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, France.

Norman REEVE

Pte 162, Royal Army Medical Corps (TF). Died 5-9-15, home, age 18. Son of James & Annie Reeve, Church Farm, Tilney All Saints. Terrington St Clement Wesleyan Churchyard. Also listed Terrington St Clement.

Ernest Edward CONSTABLE

Pte, 325011, 1/8th Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 5-4-18, age 21. Son of Mrs A Constable, Walpole Highway. Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery.

Herbert GOTSELL

Pte 9055, B Coy, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 31-1-15, age 20, Wulverghem sector. Born Hilgay, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of James & Ellen Gotsell, Fairgreen, Middleton, King's Lynn. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

Harold ROBINSON

No information.

Frank Stanley ROBINSON

L/Sgt 9257, 2nd Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 24-12-14, age 22, at Le Touret. Son of Kate Maud Sainty, King's Lynn. Le Touret Memorial, France.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 1, Page 309. ROBINSON, Frank Stanley. Lance Corporal, number 9257, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Son of the late Mr Robinson by his wife Catherine (now wife of Mr Sainty of 1 Baptist Lane, Broad street, Kings Lynn). Born Tilney All Saints, co. Norfolk 29-12-1891. Educated Tilney All Saints Public School, enlisted 18-9-1911, served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders and was killed in action at Festubert 24-12-1914, unmarried.

His Commanding officer, Lord Northland (since killed), writing to his mother said "You have indeed lost a gallant son and the Regiment a promising non commissioned officer".

Ernest Leonard RUSH

Pte 22384, 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19-7-16, age 20. Born Tilney All Saints, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of John & Eliza Rush, Tilney All Saints. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

William Ernest TURNER

Pte 23329, 8th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6-10-16, age 23. Born Walpole, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of George & Matilda Turner, Tilney All Saints. Warloy Ballon Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Arthur WICKS

Rfn B/210598, Rifle Brigade, posted to 1/28th London Rgt (Artists Rifles). Killed in action 27-5-18, age 22. Son of Arthur & Elizabeth Ann Wicks, Tilney All Saints. Formerly 27449 Norfolk Regiment. Arras Memorial, France.

William WICKS

L/Cpl 4025, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-10-16. Born Tilney Fen, enlisted King's Lynn. Bancourt British Cemetery, France.

1939-1945
George BURROWS

probably: George Gilbert BURROWS, Private 5773754, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Sunday 8th February 1942. Age 23. Son of Edward and Mary Ann Burrows, of Wellingham, Norfolk. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 49.

Russell Edwards FULLER

Sergeant, 1319889, Pilot, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 24th August 1943. Age 20. Son of Robert Russell Fuller and Evaline Fanny Fuller, of Clenchwarton, Norfolk. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Grave 1. H. 4. To be found on a gravestone of one of the FULLER family -

"...also of
RUSSELL EDWARD FULLER /
who gave his life
24th August 1943 /
aged 20 years /
Interred in Caton
Cemetery, Berlin."

Gerald Harold Roland LEVERINGTON

Leading Aircraftman 1269209, Royal Ai Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 24th March 1942. Son of Victor and Edith May Leverington. Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Prot. Sec. (Men's). Plot F. Collective grave 110.

25 November 2003

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