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WALPOLE ST PETER WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Cliff Brown 2002

The memorial stands in the churchyard and is in the form of a boxed cross on a long tapering shaft standing on a plinth with a three stepped base. There is another memorial in the village hall.

Photograph from an old postcard
Photograph Copyright © Peter Hunter 2006

1914-18

BAILEY
David
9704 Pte, 1/4th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Palestine 2-11-17. Born Walpole St Andrew, enlisted King's Lynn. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Also Walpole St Andrew.
BULLEN
Arthur
M/30451, Engine Room Artificer, HMS Vernon. Died 27-12-18. Wisbech Borough Cemetery.
BURNHAM
Tom S
39537 Pte, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 17-2-17. Formerly 4775 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Lived Walpole Highway. Regina Trench Cemetery,Grandcourt, Somme, France.
CLAXTON
Edward
K/16684, Ldg Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS Vanguard. Killed by internal explosion of vessel at Scapa Flow, 9-7-17, age 24. Son of George James & Sarah Jane Claxton, of Walpole St Peter. Chatham Memorial, Kent.
COE
Ernest William
37299 Pte, BCompany, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-16, age 23. Born West Walton, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of William & Mary Jane Coe, Station Rd, Clenchwarton. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. 15th bde, 5th Div. Also listed West Walton.
CRAWFORD, DCM
Thomas (Tom) Samuel
WR/290318 Sapper, 96th Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died Egypt 1-11-18. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal (LG citation 3-9-19) Egypt. Formerly 16880 Norfolk Regiment. Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.
EDWARDS
Benjamin
50909 Pte, 2nd Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 27-11-17, age 19. Formerly 27452 Norfolk Regiment. Son of George and Sarah Ann Edwards, of Walpole St Peter. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
HANSLIP
William
40173 Pte, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-10-16, age 35. Born Upwell, enlisted King's Lynn. Husband of Annie Hanslip, of Colletts Bridge, Elm. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Also listed Emneth.
HOLMAN
Frank
3/7482 Pte, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 29-1-15, Wulverghem sector. Born Walpole Highway, enlisted King's Lynn. Lived Walpole Highway. Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium.
KING
William
20577 Pte, 1st Essex Regiment. Died at sea (on way to Gallipoli) 13-8-15, age 33, sinking of the troopship Royal Edward, Aegean Sea. Formerly 17933 Norfolk Regiment. Born Terrington Marsh, enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Elizabeth King, of Walpole St Andrew. Lived Terrington Marsh. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
MACE
Ernest
16691 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16. Born Tannington (Terrington?), enlisted Wisbech. Son of Jessie Hanslip, Walpole St Andrew. London Cemetery and Extension, France.
MAYCRAFT
Charles Albert
9035 L/Cpl, ACompany, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 5-9-16, age 21. Born Clenchwarton, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Charles & Emily Maycraft, Clenchwarton. Dive Copse British Cemetery, Somme, France.
NEEDHAM
Herbert Edward
22388 Pte, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 27-7-16, age 19. Born Walpole St Peter, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Needham, of Walpole St Andrew. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of below.
NEEDHAM
William
13754 L/Cpl, 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-9-16, age 25. Born Walpole, enlisted Norwich. Lived Walpole Highway. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Needham, of Walpole St Andrew. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of above.
PECKOVER
Ernest Edwin
19136 Pte, 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 14-12-15, age 30, firing line at Rue de Paris, Gallipoli. Married, lived Walpole Marsh. Enlisted 3-2-15. Formerly 18607 3rd Scottish Rifles. Abroad Sept 1915. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey.
PETERS
John Edward
202056 Pte, 11th (Midland Pioneers) Leicestershire Regiment. Died of broncho-pneumonia following gas poisoning, 5-11-18, age 29. Son of John and Mary Ann Peters, of Walpole St Peter. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
PETERS
Philip
43099 Pte, 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21-10-16, age 21. Born Walpole St Andrew, enlisted Norwich. Son of John & Mary Ann Peters, Walpole St Andrew. Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France.
POTTER
George
8880 L/Cpl, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 5-5-15, Frezenberg area. Born Upwell, enlisted March. Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.
RAWLINGS
Ernest
30427 Pte, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28-4-17, age 21. Born Tydd St Mary, enlisted Norwich, living Walpole Highway. Son of Mr & Mrs W Rawlings, Tilney St Lawrence. Lived Walpole Highway. Arras Memorial, France.
SANDAL
George
29340 Pte, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-9-18. Born Upwell, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Mrs E Sandal, of Wingland, Sutton Bridge. Chapelle British Cemetery, Aisne, France. 7Also listed Upwell.
STIMPSON
John Morley
242529 Pte, DCompany, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-3-18, age 21. Enlisted Holbeach, living Walpole St Peter. Son of Mrs Mary Jane Harrod, of Walpole St Peter. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
THOMPSON
Joseph
No information.
1939-1945
NICHOLS
Ernest
possibly 960097 Ldg Aircraftman, RAF. 30-6-43. Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia.
NICHOLS
Bernard
possibly 3320007 Pte, Army Catering Corps attached Royal Artillery. 24-2-44, age 27. Husband of Constance Nichols, Hillsborough, Yorks. Naples War Cemetery, Italy.
NICHOLS
Paul
No information currently.
GARROD
Philip
5778136 Pte, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 18-1-42, age 27. Son of George William & Annie Mary Garrod. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
GRAPES
William
1874647 Spr, 1 (Malay) Bomb Disposal Coy, Royal Engineeers. 12-89-44, Prisoner of War, age 29. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
BUNNING
Geoffrey
937988 Sgt, Wireless operator/air gunner, 214 Squadron RAF. 31-5-42. Reichswald Forest War Cemtery, Kleve, Germany.
REEVE
George
5777847 L/Cpl, 2nd (Airborne) Btn Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. 7-6-44, age 29. Sonof Henry & Eliza Reeve, Wisbech. Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
WENN
George
5933583 L/Sgt, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. 21-9-44, Prisoner of War, age 24. Husband of J M E Wenn, Wisbech. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
HATTON
John
No information currently.
PAYNTER
Gordon
4398171 Pte, 1st Green Howards (Yorkshire Rgt). 23-5-44, age 36. Cassino Memorial, Italy.

NORTHERN IRELAND

MASON
Robert M
Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment. Killed 24th October 1972 in Blefast.

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