War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with details information
Compiled and Copyright © Cliff Brown 2003
memorial can be found in the grounds of All Saints Church, Church Road,
Tilney All Saints, Norfolk. It takes the form of a tall celtic style
cross that stands on a plinth upon which are two plaques, one for World
War 1 (13 names) and one for World War 2 (3 names).
70657, 117th (Warwick) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died of wounds 1 January 1917. Aged 31. Son of M A & J Bart,
Tilney All Saints. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme,
France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 32.
528503, Base Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Died 4 May 1917. Husband
of Edith Brown, of Willow Farm, Mill Rd, Wiggenhall St Mary's,
Norfolk. Buried in Savona Town Cemetery, Italy.
4 May 1917, the Hired Transport "Transylvania", proceeding
to Salonika with reinforcements, was sunk by torpedo off Cape
Vado, a few kilometres south of Savona, with the loss of more
than 400 lives. The bodies recovered at Savona were buried two
days later, from the Hospital of San Paulo, in a special plot
in the town cemetery. Others are buried elsewhere in Italy,
France, Monaco and Spain. SAVONA TOWN CEMETERY contains 85 Commonwealth
burials of the First World War, all but two of them casualties
of the "Transylvania". There are also a number of
Merchant seamen buried in the cemetery whose deaths were not
due to war service. Within the cemetery is the SAVONA MEMORIAL,
which commemorates a further 275 casualties who died when the
"Transylvania" went down, but whose graves are not
325011, 1/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 5 April 1918.
Aged 21. Son of Mrs A Constable, Walpole Highway. Buried in Douchy-les-Ayette
9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 April 1918.
Aged 23. Tilney All Saints.Son of Mr Watson Failes, of the Limes,
Tilney St Lawrence, Kings Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on
Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Also listed Tilney
from Eastern Daily Press - Friday 26 April 1918
OFFICERS IN RECENT FIGHTING
G Watson Failes
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
9055, B Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action
31 January 1915. Aged 20, Wulverghem sector. Born Hilgay, enlisted
King's Lynn. Son of James & Ellen Gotsell, Fairgreen, Middleton,
King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate)
Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
Seaman, J/64278, HMS Gaillardia, Royal Navy. Died 22 March 1918.
No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Memorial, Kent.
9288, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 October
1916. Born Wisbech, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Beaulencourt British
Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, France.
1622, Royal Army Medical Corps (TF). Died 5 September 1915, at
home. Aged 18. Son of James & Annie Reeve, Church Farm, Tilney
All Saints. Buried in the South-West part of Terrington St Clement
Wesleyan Churchyard. Also listed Terrington
further information currently available.
Sergeant 9257, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action
24 December 1914. Aged 22, at Le Touret. Son of Kate Maud Sainty,
King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial,
Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of
Honour Volume 1, Part 1, Page 309, the following:
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 December 191891. Educated
Tilney All Saints Public School, enlisted 18 September 1911, served
with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders and was killed
in action at Festubert 24 December 191914, 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".
22384, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July
1916. Aged 20. Born Tilney All Saints, enlisted King's Lynn. Son
of John & Eliza Rush, Tilney All Saints. No known grave. Commemorated
on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
23329, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6 October
1916. Aged 23. Born Walpole, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of George
& Matilda Turner, Tilney All Saints. Buried in Warloy Ballon
Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row B.
B/210598, Rifle Brigade, posted to 1/28th Battalion, London Regiment
(Artists Rifles). Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 22. Son of
Arthur & Elizabeth Ann Wicks, Tilney All Saints. Formerly
27449, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras
Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
5970. 1st/8th Battalion, duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment).
Died 18 September 1916. Aged 23. Son of Tom and Sarah Wicks, of
Tilney All Saints, King's Lynn. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY,
COLINCAMPS, Somme, France/ Plot I. Row F. Grave 34.
George Gilbert BURROWS, Private 5773754, 4th Battalion, Royal
Norfolk Regiment. Died Sunday 8 February 1942. Age 23. Son of
Edward and Mary Ann Burrows, of Wellingham, Norfolk. No known
grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 49.
1319889, Pilot, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died Tuesday 24 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. PLot 1.
Row H. Grave 4. To be found on a gravestone of one of the FULLER
RUSSELL EDWARD FULLER /
who gave his life
24th August 1943 /
aged 20 years /
Interred in Caton
Aircraftman 1269209, Royal Ai Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday
24 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.
12 January, 2018