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WALPOLE ST PETER VILLAGE HALL WAR MEMORIAL

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

The is affixed to the wall of the village hall and is in the form of a marble plaque shaped as a scroll. The World War 2 names have been added in the same marble but without the scroll effect.

Photograph Copyright © Peter Hunter 2006

TOTHE GLORY OF GOD

WALPOLE HIGHWAY
DEDICATES THIS TABLET
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
WALPOLE ST PETER
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
BRISTON
William J
Pte William J Briston, 93817, 1/6th Notts and Derby Rgt (Sherwood Foresters), born Tydd, enlisted Bourne, living Holbeach, Killed in action 3-10-18. Buried Ramicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France.
BULLEN
Arthur
M/30451, Engine Room Artificer, HMS Vernon. Died 27-12-18. Wisbech Borough Cemetery. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
LARGE
George Jewson
Pte, G/14976, 12th Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 8-10-16, age 16. Son of John H & Ann Maria Large, Fence Bank, Walpole Highway. Couin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais. See also Terrington St John Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
PEASE
Robert
No further information currently available
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
THOMPSON
Joseph
No further information currently available. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial

"REST IN PEACE"

AND OF
1939-1945

BUNNING
Geoffrey
937988 Sgt, Wireless operator/air gunner, 214 Squadron RAF. 31-5-42. Reichswald Forest War Cemtery, Kleve, Germany. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
CLARKE
Douglas
1505223 Gnr, 116 Bty., 15 Searchlight Regiment. 2-10-1939, age 21. Son of George and Beatrice Emily Clarke, of Walpole Highway. Buried in WALPOLE ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, Norfolk. Row 6. Grave 33.
GARROD
Philip
5778136 Pte, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 18-1-42, age 27. Son of George William & Annie Mary Garrod. Singapore Memorial, Singapore. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
GRAPES
William
1874647 Spr, 1 (Malay) Bomb Disposal Coy, Royal Engineeers. 12-89-44, Prisoner of War, age 29. Singapore Memorial, Singapore. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
HATTON
John
No further information currently available. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
LICQUORICE
Ernest William
5772219 Pte, 1st B., Royal Norfolk Regiment. 1-12-1942. Son of John James Licquorice and Hilda Licquorice, of Walpole Highway; husband of Joan Agnes Licquorice, of Walpole Highway. Buried in WALPOLE ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, Norfolk. Row 4. Grave 32.
NICHOLLS
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
NICHOLLS
Ernest
possibly 960097 Ldg Aircraftman, RAF. 30-6-43. Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
NICHOLLS
Paul
No further information currently available. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
PAYNTER
Gordon
4398171 Pte, 1st Green Howards (Yorkshire Rgt). 23-5-44, age 36. Cassino Memorial, Italy. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
TOWNSEND
Gordon
No further information currently available.
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. See also Walpole St Peter village Memorial
YEOMAN
Brenda Gladys
Private W/318083, Auxiliary Territorial Service. Died 20th November 1946. Aged 20. Daughter of Clare and Gladys May Yeoman, of Walpole Highway. Buried in WALPOLE ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, Norfolk. Row 8. Grave 38.

Last updated 30 July, 2017

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