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WEASENHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Shaz Ann; researched Martin Edwards - 2018

The memorial is o be found at the roadside in Weasenham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. It takes the form of a plain Latin cross mounted on a square, tapered, plinth with a three stepped base. The memorial was unveiled in August 1920 by Dowager Countess of Leicester. There are 13 names for World War 1 (srted into alphabetical order here) and one for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Shaz Ann 2018

THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF WEASENHAM WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
THEY DIED NOBLY GIVING THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
KING AND COUNTRY
MAY THEIR NAMES NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

ASKEW Arthur Charles
Private 7073, 1st Battalio, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 31 October 1914. Aged 25. Born Weasenham, Norfolk, enlisted Fakenham, Norfolk. Son of Charles Askew, of Weasenham St. Peter, King's Lynn. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 29.
BECK, M.C. Bernard
Captain, 3rd Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 18 August 1916. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 28.
CLARK Victor James
[Spelt CLARKE on SDGW] Private 48453, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 26 Otober 1918. Born Weasenham, All Saints, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.
DIXON Tom

Private 5937, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at 6:30pm, in 13 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, of gunshot wounds to the head received in action 28 April 1915. Born Whissonett, Norfolk, enlisted Fakenham, Norfolk. Son of Ephraim and Eliza Dixon. Attested 28 October 1901 at Whissonseet, aged 18 years 2 months, born Whissonsett, Labourer by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 7¾ inches, weight 127lbs, chest 34 inches, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. He married Constance Ada Swann 12 April 1909 in Little Ilford, Essex, and they had three children; after his death they were resident 173 Daffodil Road, Lodge Lane, Welling, Kent, where she had remarried a 'Tappenden'. His wife was originally living at 35 The Cottages, Weasenham St. Peters. He had nine siblings, six brothers and two sisters. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 3.

DUNN James William
Private - No further information currently available
FRANCIS James
Private - No further information currently available
LARGE Arthur
Gunner I RMA/13704, H.M.S. "Benbow", Royal Marine Artillery. Died 1 April 1918. Aged 26. Son of William and Maria Large, of 1, Weasenham All Saints, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in DEAL CEMETERY, Kent. Grave reference 2. 1223.
MANNING George
Private 6105, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1914. Aged 36. Born Weasenham, Norfolk, enlisted Fakeham, Norfolk. Son of Walter Manning, of Weasenham St. Peter, King's Lynn; husband of May Manning, of Newton Rd., Castle Acre, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
OVERMAN John Gilbert
2nd Lieutenant (Acting Captain), 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 9 September 1918. Aged 21. Son of Gilbert Wellesley Overman and Mary Overman, of The Manor House, Weasenham, St. Peter, King's Lynn. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 8.
SMITH, M.M. Edgar Robert
Corporal 16088, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1917. Aged 25. Born Weasenham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Isaac and Ann Smith, of Weasenham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
SMITH Frederick William
Private 17557, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 9 May 1917. Aged 22. Born Weasenham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. I. Smith, of Weasenham, St. Peter, Norfolk; husband of Kathleen Rose Smith, of Hardingham Rd., Hingham, Attleborough, Norfolk. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 46.
THOMPSON William
Private 15376, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 3 November 1916. Aged 29. Husband of Mabel Thompson, of Weasenham St. Peter, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 29.
WOODS Jack
Lance Corporal 40118, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Weasenham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 7.
THE WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
WALKER George William Thomas
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1876569, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 August 1944. Son of Walter William and Elizabeth Walker, of Weasenham, Norfolk. Buried in ARDGLASS (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD, County Down, Northern ireland. Grave 2.

Last updated 9 May, 2018

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