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TILNEY ST LAWRENCE

Compiled and Copyright © Cliff Brown 2002

Note 1914-18 & 39-45 panel are inside the gate

1914-18

Arthur Edward ALLEN

Pte 21072, 1st Border Regiment. Killed in action 8-8-16. Formerly 19262 Norfolk Regiment. White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres, Belgium.

Ernest Walter BIRD

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.

Frederick William BRITTON (BRITAIN)

Pte, 21332, 8th Border Regiment. Killed in action 21-3-18. Formerly 19714 Norfolk Regiment. Arras Memorial, France.

Charles BUNTING

Pte, 240348, 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Died 3-8-17, Egypt. Born East Dereham. Son of Edith Bunting, Arms Yard, High Street, King's Lynn. Alexandria (Hedra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

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.

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 All Saints.

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.

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.

H J HANCOCK

No information.

Frank LOADES

Pte 24129, 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19-7-16. Born St Germans, enlisted King's Lynn. Husband of Kate Loades, Cley-next-Sea. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

George NELSON

Pte 58584, ACompany, 2nd Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 15-4-18, age 23. Formerly 30219 Bedfordshire Regiment. Husband of Agnes Nelson, Fincham, King's Lynn. Doiran Memorial, Greece.

Joseph OGLESBY

Gdmn 25928, 2nd Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27-3-18. Arras Memorial, France.

Augustus OLDROYD

Pte 440343, 24th Machine Gun Corps (24th Div). Died of wounds 14-10-18, Formerly 11905 Royal Sussex Regiment. Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny.

Albert Edward PAYNE

Gnr 237271, 158th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 28-3-18, age 42. Husband of Kate Jane Payne, Brickyard, Tilney St Lawrence. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

William PAYNE

Pte 29254, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21-3-18. Born Tilney All Saints, enlisted Norwich, living Tilney St Lawrence. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

William Robert Wellington PING

L/Cpl 140731, Training Centre, Newark, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 25-10-17, home, age 30. Son of James & Charlotte Ping, Garden House, Tilney St Lawrence. Tilney St Lawrence Churchyard.

T POLL

possibly Edward John, G/14721 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25-9-16. Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France (from Norwich); or Owen Thomas Poll, 42804, 11th Suffolk Rgt, 15-8-18. Thiennes British Cemetery, Nord, France (SDGW says born & enlisted in Kent).

Arthur Frederick SWABY

Pte 28211, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18-9-18. Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery, France.

Philip SWABY

Sgt 5374, 2nd Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 7-12-14, Mesopotamia. Born Tilney St Lawrence, enlisted King's Lynn. Basra Memorial.

Walter R TAYLOR

Pte 20629, 1st Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13-8-15, sinking of the troopship Royal Edward, Aegean Sea. Born & enlisted Norwich, living Tilney St Lawrence. Formerly 16889 Norfolk Regiment. Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Daniel Thomas WHETTON, MM

Sgt 19072, 2nd Yorkshire Regiment. 25-4-18, age 22. Son of Alfred Daniel & Mary E Whetton, Tilney St Lawrence. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

John Charles WHETTON

Cpl 43411, 8th Norfolk Regiment. 22-10-17, age 23. Born Leyton, Essex, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Alfred Daniel & Mary E Whetton, Tilney St Lawrence. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

1939-1945

Horace BUNTON

5774899 Pte, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 16-6-40, age 21. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

William Thomas ELSEGOOD

314649 Able Seaman, SS Marylyn, Royal Navy. 30-10-40, age 20. Son of James and Harriett Elsegood, Tilney All Saints. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

Arthur GATHERGOOD

5775011 Pte, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 12-5-40, age 21. Son of Alfred & Eliza Gathergood, Tilney St Lawrence. Charnbieres French National Cemetery, Metz, Moselle, France.

Phillip Alan GOODLEY

1253473, Sgt, 39 Squadron RAF. 1-12-41, age 21. Son of Ernest & Alice Goodley, Tilney St Lawrence. Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

Edward James John GRIEF

5768871 Cpl, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 11-6-40, age 35. Son of Edward & Sarah Grief; husband of Mabel Grief, Tilney St Lawrence. Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.

W HATTON

No information currently.

Arthur William HEYHOE

1074227 Gnr, 519 Coast Rgt, Royal Artillery. 20-11-40. Dymchurch (SS Peter & Paul) Churchyard, Kent.

Aubrey Charles MASON

Gunner 14545305, attd 301 Field Regt., East African Artillery. Died on 12-2-1944, aged 36 . Son of Charles William & Lucy Elizabeth Mason; husband of Jessie Mason, of Tilney St. Lawrence, Norfolk. Listed East Africa Memorial, Kenya. Aubrey's uncle was W.R. Wellington Ping killed in the First World War and is mentioned in the Roll of Honour above.

J WARD

No information currently.

9 January 2003
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