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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with details information
Compiled and Copyright © Cliff Brown 2002

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

1914-18

ALLEN Arthur Edward
Private 21072, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 8 August 1916. Formerly 19262 Norfolk Regiment. Buried in White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres, Belgium.
BIRD Ernest Walter
Private G/41787, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died on 16 April 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mr W H Bird, Tilney St Lawrence. Buried in Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery, France.
BRITTON (BRITAIN) Frederick William
Private 21332, 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Formerly 19714 Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France.
BUNTING Charles
Private 240348, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died on 3 August 1917, Egypt. Born East Dereham. Son of Edith Bunting, Arms Yard, High Street, King's Lynn. Buried in Alexandria (Hedra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
CONSTABLE Ernest Edward
Private 325011, 1/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died on 5 April 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mrs A Constable, Walpole Highway. Buried in Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery.
FAILES DSO, MC Gerald Watson
Captain, 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 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.

GOTSELL Herbert
Private 9055, B Coy, 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.
HANCOCK Alfred James
Gunner 140371, 393rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 4 October 1917. Aged 37. Son of Alfred and Sarah Hancock, of Tilney St. Lawrence, King's Lynn. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row K. Grave 30.
LOADES Frank
Private 24129, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Born St Germans, enlisted King's Lynn. Husband of Kate Loades, Cley-next-Sea. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
NELSON George
Private 58584, A Company, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 23. Formerly 30219 Bedfordshire Regiment. Husband of Agnes Nelson, Fincham, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Greece.
OGLESBY Joseph
Guardsman 25928, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27 March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France.
OLDROYD Augustus
Private 440343, 24th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (24th Div). Died of wounds 14 October 1918, Formerly 11905 Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny.
PAYNE Albert Edward
Gunner 237271, 158th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 42. Husband of Kate Jane Payne, Brickyard, Tilney St Lawrence. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10.
PAYNE William
Private 29254, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Tilney All Saints, enlisted Norwich, living Tilney St Lawrence. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
PING William Robert Wellington
Lance Corporal 140731, Training Centre, Newark, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 25 October 1917, home. Aged 30. Son of James & Charlotte Ping, Garden House, Tilney St Lawrence. Buried in South-East part of Tilney St Lawrence Churchyard.
POLL T
possibly Edward John, G/14721 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France (from Norwich); or Owen Thomas Poll, 42804, 11th Suffolk Rgt, 15 August 1918. Buried in Thiennes British Cemetery, Nord, France (SDGW says born & enlisted in Kent).
SWABY Arthur Frederick
Private 28211, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Buried in Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery, France.
SWABY Philip
Sergeant 5374, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 7 December 1914, Mesopotamia. Born Tilney St Lawrence, enlisted King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.
TAYLOR Walter R
Private 20629, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13 August 1915, sinking of the troopship Royal Edward, Aegean Sea. Born & enlisted Norwich, living Tilney St Lawrence. Formerly 16889 Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey.
WHETTON, MM Daniel Thomas
Sergeant 19072, 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died on 25 April 1918. Aged 22. Son of Alfred Daniel & Mary E Whetton, Tilney St Lawrence. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
WHETTON John Charles
Corporal 43411, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died on 22 October 1917. Aged 23. Born Leyton, Essex, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Alfred Daniel & Mary E Whetton, Tilney St Lawrence. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
1939-1945
BUNTON Horace
Private 5774899, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 16 June 1940. Aged 21. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
ELSEGOOD William Thomas
Able Seaman C/JX 314649, SS Marylyn, Royal Navy. Died on 30 October 1940. Aged 20. Son of James and Harriett Elsegood, Tilney All Saints. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 54, Column 1.
GATHERGOOD Arthur
Private 5775011, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 12 May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Alfred & Eliza Gathergood, Tilney St Lawrence. Buried in Charnbieres French National Cemetery, Metz, Moselle, France. Grave 21.
GOODLEY Phillip Alan
Sergeant 1253473, 39 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 1 December 1941. Aged 21. Son of Ernest & Alice Goodley, Tilney St Lawrence. No known grave. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 243.
GRIEF Edward James John
Corporal 5768871, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 11 June 1940. Aged 35. Son of Edward & Sarah Grief; husband of Mabel Grief, Tilney St Lawrence. No known grave. Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Column 43.
HATTON W
No further information currently available.
HEYHOE Arthur William
Gunner 1074227, 519 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 20 November 1940. Buried in Dymchurch (SS Peter & Paul) Churchyard, Kent.
MASON Aubrey Charles
Gunner 14545305, attd 301 Field Regiment, East African Artillery. Died on 12 February 1944, aged 36. Son of Charles William & Lucy Elizabeth Mason; husband of Jessie Mason, of Tilney St. Lawrence, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on East Africa Memorial, Kenya. Column 5.

Note: Aubrey's uncle was W.R. Wellington Ping killed in the First World War and is mentioned in the Roll of Honour above.

WARD J

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