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WALCOTT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
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Transcribed by David Rudram; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

Walcott is a coastal village mid-way between Cromer and Great Yarmouth.

The memorial is a carved wooden board at the west end of north wall in the church.

1914 – 1918

COWLING

Robert George

Lance Corporal 44560. 2nd Bn., Essex Regiment. Died Sunday 30 March 1919. Age 19. Son of George and Matilda Cowling, of Manor Farm, Walcot-on-Sea, Norwich, Norfolk. Buried: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. LXXII. E. 30.

EATON

Edmund William

Private 22314. 8th Bn, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Age 25. Born Happisburgh. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William George and Charlotte Eaton, of Walcot, Norwich. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D

BESFORD

Walter John

Private 142023. 6th Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 9735. 3rd Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 29 June 1918. Age 18. Born and lived Walcott. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Emma Besford of Walcot Green, Norwich, and the late Walter Besford. Buried: LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. V. E. 10.

NICKERSON

Alfred William Victor

Lance Corporal 6837. 1st/5th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.) Formerly 3032 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 20 September 1916. Age 19. Born Bradford. Lived Irstead, Norfolk. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Mrs. Sarah M. Nickerson, of Tistead, Neatishead, Norwich. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.

GOTTS

George

Private 3/7088. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. (memorial gives 3rd Bn. Norfolks) Died Tuesday 27 February 1917. Age 26. Born Ridlington, Norfolk. Enlisted North Walsham. Son of John and Alice Gotts, of Ridlington Common, Happisburgh, Norwich. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 & 31.

PALMER

William Kerry

Private 183785. 75th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt.) Died Saturday 22 September 1917. Age 28. Son of John and Emily Palmer, of Walcot, Norwich, England. Buried: VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XI. A. 20.

WEN

William

CWGC spells name Wenn. Captain 1st/5th Bn. , Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 1 April 1917. Age 31. Son of William and Edith Wenn, of Walcot, Norfolk; husband of Ruth Wenn, of Ludham, Norfolk. Buried: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. C. 45.

 1939 – 1945

WILSON-NORTH

Oscar

Flying Officer 163152. 213 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 2 July 1945. Age 21. Son of Will and Florence Wilson North, of Walcot, Norfolk. Buried: BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. XVI. F. 4. Interned at Bari, Italy.

WILSON-NORTH

Bruce

Sergeant 908795. W.Op./Air Gnr. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 26 November 1940. Age 19. Son of Will and Florence Laura Wilson-North, of Walcott. Buried: WALCOTT (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

18 July 2003

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