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UPPER SHERINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The Memorial Cross to the men and women of Upper Sheringham stands in the churchyard of All Saints Parish Church, Upper Sheringham. It has a cross a top a tapering shaft standing on plinth with a three stepped tiered base. There are eight names for World War 1 and one for World War 2 plus a headstone commemorating a USAAF plane that crashed near Upper Sheringham.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND TO KEEP IN REMEMBRANCE
THE
MEN OF UPPER SHERINGHAM
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
RIGHT AND JUSTICE IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918

DUNT

Harold Robert

Private 124522, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 17th October 1915. Aged 18. Born Upper Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Louisa Mary Dunt, of Upper Sheringham, Norfolk. Brother of Sydney (below). Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 14.

DUNT Sydney [Charles]

Private 12660, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1915. Aged 21. Born Upper Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Louisa Mary Dunt, of The Gardens, Sheringham Hall, Sheringham, Norfolk, and the late William Dunt. Brother of Harold (above). No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

DEW

Frederick

probably Frederick Benjamin DEW, Private 13993, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1916 in Mesopotamia. Aged 23. Son of Mr. B. Dew, of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk; husband of Brenda M. Dew, of Hingham, Norwich. Son of Mr. B. Dew, of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk; husband of Brenda M. Dew, of Hingham, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 10.

HARMER Edwin

Private 241090, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine 19th April 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Harmer, of Park Lodge, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 12 to 15.

HOWELL

John Henry

Private 329530, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1917. Born Sheringham, enlisted Cromer. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LXVII. Row G. Grave 9.

PEGG Robert William

Private TR/9/48711, 53rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 1st November 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Upper Sheringham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. Jemima Ann Pegg, of 50, Park Rd., Upper Sheringham. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, UPPER SHERINGHAM, Norfolk.

PURDY

Robert Henry

Private 16542, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine 4th January 1918. Aged 29. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Hannah Purdy, of 3, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 49.

WHALL Gerald T W

Private 8782, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 31st July 1916. Born Sheringham, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 10.

GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN
THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

1939 1945

CLARKE

Harold David

Stoker LT/KX 137278, H.M. Trawler "Stella Capella", Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 19th March 1942. Aged 19. Son of John Henry and Ethel Agnes Clarke, of Sheringham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 10, Column 1.

Note: H.M. Trawler "Stella Capella" - Built in 1937. In September 1939, the fishing trawler Stella Capella was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an A/S trawler. Displacement: 440 tons. Armament: 1 4" gun. At 02.11 hours on 11 Mar, 1942, the HMS Stella Capella (FY 107) was hit by a torpedo from U-701 and sank in 2 minutes 30 seconds south of Iceland.

Note discrepancies in dates...

Remember before God with thanksgiving
the galiant crew of B24H 'Alfred' of the 392nd. BG. USAAF
which crashed near this spot on 4th January 1944
whilst returning badly damaged from a mission to Kiel.
In gratitude also to those who aided the curvivors
in the common cause of freedom.

1939 1945

WAUGH Colby A

Second Lieutenant, Pilot. Killed in action.

COUND

Arthur L

Second Lieutenant, Navigator, Killed in action.

THOMSON Virgil E

Second Lieutenant, Service # O-679391, Bombardier. Killed in action 4th January 1944. 578th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy. Awarded the Purple Heart. Buried in Cambridge American Cemetery, Madingley, Cambridge. Plot D Row 4 Grave 19

BELDEN

Don C

S/Sergeant, Gunner, Killed in action

MURPHY Edward R

S/Sergeant, Gunner. Killed in action.

BARTON

James W

Second Lieutenant, Co Pilot

WAGNER Lester L

T/Sergeant, Engineer

KENT

PARKE V

T/Sergeant, Radio Operator

JOHNSON Bart J

S/Sergeant, Gunner

WILK

Henry

S/Sergeant, Gunner.

LEST WE FORGET

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