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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.

Last updated 26 April, 2006

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