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WELLS NEXT THE SEA WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & & Malaya - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Chris Comber & Ernie Rusdale - 2004

The Wells memorial is inset in an alcove as part of a larger building and faces onto the street. It lists the men who died in the First and Second World Wars and one from the Malaysian Campaign.

Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2005

1914-1919.

ANNISON

William Thomas

[Thomas William on CWGC & SDGW] Private 40287, 9th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 6th Regular Division Killed in action on the Somme. 30th September 1916. Aged 19. Born Wells Next the Sea. Enlisted in Cromer. Son of William Francis & Elizabeth Kate Annison of Standard Road, Wells Next the Sea. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial Mr. 21. Panels 01C/01D.

BAKER

Victor G

No further information currently.

BARNES

George

Private 267229, 2/6th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. 61st (South Midland) Division. Missing in action near Loos, listed as killed in action, 19th July 1916. Born Wells Next the Sea. Enlisted in North Walsham. Next of kin unknown. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial Mr. 19. Panels 60/64.

BELL

Lionel Ablett

Private 43385, 1st Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action Oost Dunkerke Bains 10th July 1917. Age 23. Born Fakenham & enlisted in Norwich. Son of Sarah Maria Bell, Garden Cottage, Bolts Close, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, and the late Frank Mindham Bell. Formerly with the Norfolk Yeomanry. Commemorated The Nieuport Memorial, Belgium. Mr. 31.

BONE, DCM

Harry

Corporal, 202695, No.4 Special Co, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 30-08-17. DCM – ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in proceeding at great personal risk to a pile of gas bombs that had been struck by enemy shell fire, and burying two that had burst; the remainder might have exploded at any moment. He then worked his gun from the same pile of bombs until all were fired off. Later, he made two journeys along an open track under heavy hostile barrage, in order to carry guns from their emplacements. He has at all times shown a splendid example and total disregard for danger’. Born Wells-next-the-Sea, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Mary Bone, East End, Wells. Buried in Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave II.A.10. 

BONE, DCM, MM and Bar

Alfred Philip

Serjeant, 85640, 34th Division Signals Co. Royal Engineers. Died of wounds sustained during the third battle of Ypres 28th October 1917, aged 26. DCM, MM and Bar (MM gazetted 23 August 1916; Bar 18 June 1917; DCM 26 January 1918. DCM – Posthumous - For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked continuously for four days and nights during the operations maintaining communication with four battalions in the line. The wires were continually cut, and 110 remained in the open under very heavy fire repairing breakages and keeping up communication. He showed great coolness and skill. MM Bar awarded for work done during the operations from 9 April 1917 to 1 May 1917 by the Corps and Divisional Commanders. Born Wells-next-the-Sea, enlisted Norwich. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Mary Bone, East End, Wells. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Grave VII.A.48.

BRIDGES

John

Believed to be: Bombardier, 60312, 24th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 20 November 1914. Born Great Barsham, Norfolk, enlisted Wells. Buried in Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'Armentieres, Grave VIII.A.33.

BUNTING

Abillet Percy

Rifleman, 372589, 2/8th London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Killed in action 20 September 1917, aged 32. Born Wells-next-the-Sea, enlisted London. Son of Robert and Mary Anne Bunting, Staithe Street, Wells, Norfolk. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 54.

BUSBY

Benjamin J

Private 240159, 1/5th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment 54th East Anglian Division. Killed in action during the 2nd Battle of Gaza 19th April 1917. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich Next of kin unknown. Buried The Gaza War Memorial Cemetery. Palestine (Israel) P. 8. Grave XXIII.B.12.

BUSSEY

Ernest

Private 3/10615, 9th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 6th Regular Division. Killed in action near Ypres during the German offensive in the Spring 30th May 1918. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich Next of kin unknown. Buried in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. Grave II.N.05. (B34).

BYCROFT

Frederick

Pioneer WR/281209, 2nd Light Railway Company, The Royal Engineers. Died of influenza in France 3rd February 1919. Aged 34. Husband of Flora Bycroft of 18 David Street, Romsey, Cambridgeshire. Buried Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery St Omer Grave V.F.07. (F134)

CALTHROP

Alfred Gordon

Second Lieutenant, The 11th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 18th Eastern Division. Missing in action during the Third Battle of Ypres Reported killed in action on 10th August 1917. Aged 20. Son of Gordon and Mary Calthrop of 'Normans', Wells Next the Sea. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR29. Panels 06/08.

COOK

Victor Jonah

Rifleman, 41262, 1/8th Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11th Decmber 1918, aged 20. Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann Cook, Burne Street, Wells, Norfolk. Buried in Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon, Grave 235.

CREED

Alfred

Driver T4/044968, The Army Service Corps. 37th Reserve Park. Reported missing while serving on the Macedonian Front near Lake Doiran. 1st September 1916. Aged 19. Born East Ham and enlisted in Norwich. Son of Mrs Sarah Creed of Theatre Road, Wells Next the Sea. Commemorated on The Doiran Memorial, Greece. Mr. 37.

CUBITT

George

Believed to be: Private, 35165, George Frederick Cubitt, 1st (Garrison) Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 12th November 1918, aged 28. Born Houghton, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of the late William and Jane Cubitt, Docking, Norfolk. Buried in Mikra Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece, Grave 745.

DAWES

Bennie T

[Listed on CWGC & SDGW as Benjamin] Rifleman 45464, 1/5th Battalion, The London Regiment (The London Rifle Brigade). 47th London Division. Died of wounds 20th June 1918. Age 19. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Southend. Son of Sonny & Kate Dawes of 211, West Road, Prittlewell, Essex. Formerly with the Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. (F924) Grave XXI.AA.28. Also listed on Prittlewell Memorial.

DAWS

George Eddie

Yeoman of Signals 223578, H.M.S. "Clan McNaughton", Royal Navy. Drowned when the Armed Merchant Cruiser foundered in the North Atlantic 3rd February 1915. Son of Mr & Mrs James Dawes of Church Plain, Wells Next the Sea. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial. (Mr. 1.) Panel 10.

DAWS

William Claxton

Private 21166, 8th Battalion, The Border Regiment. 25th New Army Division. Died of wounds sustained on the Somme 5th September 1916. Aged 19. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich. Son of Mr & Mrs James Daws of Church Plain, Wells Next the Sea. Formerly 9369, Norfolk Regiment. Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery. (F51) Grave IV.C.20.

DURHAM

Alfred

Stoker Petty Officer 301014, H.M.S. "Invincible", Royal Navy. Lost when the Battlecruiser blew up during the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. No next of kin recorded by CWGC. Connection with Wells Next the Sea, unknown. Only man of this name recorded as killed/died. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial. MR. 3 (Panel 16.)

DYE

George

Gunner 6698, 52nd Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Indian Army. Died of disease on active service in India 9th December 1916. Born and resident Wells Next the Sea, enlisted in Fakenham. Next of kin resident in Wells Next the Sea. Buried Bhowanipore Cemetery, Calcutta, India. Grave H.306.

DYE

John William

Private, T4/071293, Guards Supply Column, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 10-02-16. Born Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, enlisted Lambeth, resident Brixton, London. Buried in La Gorgue Communal Cemetery, near Armentieres, Grave II.B.10.

FRANCIS

Richard Charles

Lance Corporal 13236, 1st Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 5th Regular Division. Killed in action in the opening stages of the Somme offensive 27th July 1916. Aged 23. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Francis of Hall Farm, Caston, Attleborough, Norfolk. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. (Mr. 21.) Panels 01C/01D.

FROST

Frank

Believed to be: Seaman 8226A, H.M. Drifter "Gleaner of the Sea", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 8th November 1918. Husband of Emily Frost of "Plowrights Yard", Friars Street, Kings Lynn. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial. (Mr. 1.) Panel 30.

FROST

Henry

Possibly: Private 3468, 4th Battalion, The Essex Regiment. Home reserve Battalion. Died at home 11th September 1916. No next of kin recorded. Enlisted in Ilford, Essex. Connection with Wells unclear. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery.

GENT

Arthur Christmas

Private 41283, 10th Battalion, The Essex Regiment 18th Eastern Division. Died of wounds at Amiens 5th April 1918. Aged 41. Born Great Snoring and enlisted in Kings Lynn, resident Burnham Market. Husband of Elizabeth Anne Gent of Stearmans Yard Freeman Street, Wells Next the Sea. Son of Robert & Emma Gent of Great Snoring. Fomerly with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens. (F300.) Grave IX.F.03. See also Burnham Market Memorial.

GREEN

Percy Ernest

Seaman 4171/A, H.M.S. "Hogue", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost when the Armoured Cruiser was torpedoed by submarine U9 off the Dutch Coast 22nd September 1914. Aged 20. Body washed ashore in Holland. Son of Ernest & Florence Green of Standard Road, Wells Next the Sea. Naval reservist. Buried Noordnik General Cemetery, Holland Eur. 96. Grave C.52.

GROOM

Walter

Private 2765, 1/5th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 54th East Anglian Division. Reported missing on Gallipoli 28th August 1915. No known grave. No details of next of kin. Enlisted in East Dereham. Commemorated on The Cape Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. (Mr. 4.) Panels 42/44.

GROOM

Wilfred John

Private 12484, 7th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Died in France 12th October 1915. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich. No details of next of kin with CWGC. Buried Chocques Military Cemetery, Bethune. (F98) Grave I.G.24.

GRUMMETT

Arthur James

Private T4/185665, 861st Heavy Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home of pneumonia 15th June 1918. Aged 42. Son of George Grummett of 39 Staithe Street, Wells Next the Sea. Buried in Wells Congregational Chapel Yard, Wells Next the Sea

HAMMOND

Herbert William

Private 8235, 2nd Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Killed in action during the siege of Kut el Amara In Mesopotamia (Iraq) 25th December 1915. Aged 30. Son of Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth Howell of 2, Northfield Avenue, Wells Next the Sea. Buried The Kut War Cemetery. Iraq. Grave N.18.

HARRIS

Herbert

Deck Hand 8312DA, H.M. Minesweeper "Lady Ismay", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost/killed when the ship was mined in the Thames Estuary 21st December 1915. No record of next of kin with CWGC. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial (MR. 1.) Panel 14.

HAWES

Ernest R

[Listed as Ernest Hawes] Lance Corporal, 237028, Ernest Hawes, 33rd Railway Operating Co. Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 10th October 1917. Formerly 9179, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Born Hindringham, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Grave 1904.

HENDRY

Samuel

[Spelt HENDREY elsewhere] Private 15086, 9th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment, 6th Regular Division Killed in action on the Somme during the Battle of Flers-Coucelette. 15th September 1916. Born and enlisted in Wells Next the Sea. Next of kin not recorded. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial (Mr21) Panels 01C/01D.

HIBBERT

Richard

Private 29296, 2nd Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment. 30th Division Killed in action near Ypres 1st July 1917. Born Wells Next the Sea & enlisted in Norwich. Next of kin resident in Wells Next the Sea. Commemorated in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Ypres. (B127) Special Memorial F.19.

HINSON

Albert

Corporal 43226, 1st Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 5th Regular Division. Killed in action on the Somme 4th September 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted in North Walsham. Son of Mr & Mrs Austin Hinson of Buttlands, Wells Next the Sea. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial (Mr21.) Panels 01C/01D.

HINSON

Nelson

Apprentice, Mercantile Marine, S.S. Ilston (Swansea). Ship torpedoed off The Lizard, Cornwall, 30-06-17, aged 18. One of six men who drowned. Son of Anna Maria Hinson, Church Plain, Wells, Norfolk. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London

HINSON

Nelson

Apprentice, Mercantile Marine. S.S. "Ilston" (Swansea). Lost when the ship was torpedoed by a U Boat off The Lizard, Cornwall 30th June 1917. Aged 18. One of six crew members drowned. Son of Anna Maria Hinson of Church Plain, Wells Next the Sea. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial, London. (MR. 39)

LACK

Alfred W

No further information currently.

LACK

George Daniel

Private 22842, 2nd Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Died of disease in Military Hospital in Basra, Mesopotamia (Iraq) 2nd November 1917. Aged 22. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich. Son of George & Priscilla Lack of Dogger Lane, Freeman Street, Wells Next the Sea. Buried The Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave I.D.18.

LACK

Henry

Private 3/10545, 1st Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 5th Regular Division. Killed in action at Ypres 2nd July 1917. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich. No next of kin with recorded with CWGC. Buried Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Zillebeke Belgium (115) Mem. 84.

LACK

Robert John

Able Seaman J/17348, HMS ‘Ghurka’, Royal Navy. Lost, when the destroyer was mined in the English Channel 8th February 1917. Aged 23. Son of George & Priscilla Lack of Dogger Lane Freeman Street, Wells Next the Sea. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial. (MR. 3.) Panel 25.

LAXTON

Edward W

Believed to be: Edward William Laxton, Lance Sergeant 43254, 9th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 6th Regular Division. Missing/Killed in action on the first day of the German Spring offensive 21st March 1918. Aged 35. Enlisted in Norwich. Husband of Elda Lavinia Elizabeth Laxton of Swan Street, Fakenham. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial. (MR. 20) Bay 03.

LEGGETT

William H

Possibly: William Henry Leggett, Corporal 78932, 5th Battalion, The Tank Corps. Died of wounds in Military Hospital at Rouenon 1st October 1918. Born and enlisted in Halifax, Yorkshire. Son of Rueben and Sarah Ann Leggett of 7 Westbourne Crescent, Halifax. Formerly 230556, Royal Army Service Corps. Connection with Wells unknown. Only man of this name listed CWGC. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen (F146) Grave S.II.S.06.

LLOYD

Osman Ernest Bernard

Private 415801, 13th Battalion, The Canadian Infantry (The Royal Highlanders). 1st Canadian Division. Wounded at Hill 60 in November 1915 and killed in action near Ypres 13th June 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mr E. W. & Mrs Amelia Lloyd of New York United States. Connection with Wells unknown. Born 1896 in Lima, Peru, South America. Next of kin named as Messrs. H. M. Beausine & Co., Lima, Peru, South America. Farmer by trade. Served with the O.T.C in England prior to his attestation. Enlisted and passed fit 3rd April 1915 at Middleton, Canada, age 18 years 8 months. Height 5ft 8½ inches, girth 33½ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark brown, religion Church of England. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29. (Canadian Section). National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5694 - 26

LONG

Alfred George

Lance Corporal 16787, 1st Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 5th Regular Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Amiens 23rd August 1918. Born Warham and enlisted in Norwich. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial, Haucourt, Panel 04. (MR. 16)

LONG

James William

Private 151033, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (CEF). Killed in action Vimy Ridge 10th April 1917. Aged 29. Born Norfolk, England, 25th January 1888, enlisted and passed fit at Brandon, Canada, 27th July 1915, aged 27 years 6 months, height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 37 inches, complexion fair, eyes brown, hair brown, religion Church of England. Deformed little finger of the left hand. Son of Mrs. J. Long, Wells, Norfolk, England. Farmer by trade. Single man. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Arras. Nationalk Archives of Canda Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5727 - 14

LOYNES

Herbert Walter

Private G/18266, 11th Battalion, Queen's OWn (The Royal West Kent Regiment). 41st New Army Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7th October 1916. Aged 28. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich. Son of John & Mary Elizabeth Loynes of Freemans Street, Wells Next the Sea. Formerly 2810, Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated on The Thiepval memorial (MR. 21.) Panel 11C.

MARGETTS

Hector Charles

Private 10405, 2nd Battalion, The Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry). 7th Regular Division. Died in Military Hospital at Rouen of wounds sustained during the third battle of Ypres, 17th October 1917. Aged 19. Born Wells Next the Sea. Enlisted Armoury House, London. Son of Charles & Ida Margetts of 121 Dereham Road, Norwich. Resident of Parkhouse, Wells Next the Sea. Buried St Sever Cemetery extension, Rouen. (F146.) Grave P.III.J.6B.

MUSSETT

John

Seaman 2633/S, H.M.S. "Aboukir", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost/killed in action when the Armoured Cruiser was torpedoed off the Dutch Coast by submarine U9 22nd September 1914. Washed ashore in Holland. Buried Gravensande General Cemetery, S. Hertogenbosch. Holland Europe 100. Grave 30.

Note: H.M.S. Aboukir was a Cressy Class cruiser of the Royal Navy. Displacement of 12,000 tons. Armament: two 9.2 ins guns (bow & stern), twelve 6 ins quick-firers in a central battery and many more small quick-firers and machine guns. Speed: 21 knots. Launched 16th May 1900. HMS Aboukir, along with HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue, were all torpedoed by the German U-boat U9 on 22nd September 1914.

NEWMAN

Ahijah A

Private 33996, 11th Battalion, The Essex Regiment. 6th Regular Division. Killed in action near Mazingarbe 24th March 1917. Aged 24. Born Stanstead in Essex and enlisted in Chelmsford. Son of Agnes Newman of Maryland, Wells Next the Sea. Buried Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe. (F. 115) Grave I.N.12.

NEWMAN

Ernest A

Private G/29708, 16th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment, 33rd. New Army Division. Missing/killed in action at Ypres 19th August 1917. Aged 35. Born Sudbury, and enlisted at Warley, Essex. Son of Agnes Newman of Maryland, Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium (MR. 30) Panels 113/115.

PRATT

George Frederick

Private 12477, 7th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Arras 9th April 1917. Aged 21. Born Northrepps, Cromer and enlisted in Norwich. No next of kin recorded by CWGC. Buried Bunyans Cemetery, Tilloy Les Mofflaines (F. 731) Grave A.09.

RAISBURY

Edward James

Corporal 12482, 1st Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment 5th Regular Division. Died of wounds 25th June 1918. Aged 22. Born Walsingham and enlisted in Norwich. Son of William Edward & Alice Deborah Raisbury of Theatre Road, Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk. Buried Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes. (F. 21.) Grave IV.C.11.

REDDING

Albert R

Corporal, 8622, Richard Redding, 14th York and Lancaster Regiment (2nd Barnsley Pals). Killed in action 13th June 1917. Born Wells-next-the-Sea, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Buried in Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, Grave I.L.13.

REDDING

Frederick William

Gunner 90821, 76th Battery, 10th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Taken prisoner during the siege of Kut el Amara. Died of disease in captivity 19th June 1916. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Stratford, London. Formerly 22671, Royal Garrison Artillery. Next of kin not recorded by CWGC. Buried Baghdad War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave XIV.A.12.

REEVE

Arthur Pleasants

Stoker 1st Class 304082, H.M.S. "Genista", Royal Navy. Lost when the Corvette was torpedoed in the North Sea on the 23rd October 1916. Aged 31. Son of Dennis & Annie Reeve of Church Plain, Wells next the Sea Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial. (MR. 3) Panel 19.

RINGER

Arthur James

Private 283326, 1/4th Battalion, The London Regiment (City of London, Royal Fusiliers). 56th London Division. Killed in action at Bullecourt 15th May 1917. Aged 25. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Whitehall. Son of Walter Herbert & Martha Ringer of, Lands Yard, Wells, Norfolk. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial (MR. 20) Bay 09.

RIX

Walter George

Private 1895, 1/5th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 54th Eastern Division. Killed in action during the landings at Suvla Bay Gallipoli on the 12th August 1915. Aged 20. Born in Cambridge & enlisted Wells Next the Sea. Son of Walter George & Annie Rix, of Dogger Lane, Wells, Norfolk. Commemorated on The Cape Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. (MR. 4) Panels 42/44.

SEAMAN

Herbert William

No further information currently.

SEAMAN

Walter H

Believed to be: Walter Seaman (Seamen on CWGC), Private 70792, 1/9th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry. 50th Northumbrian Division. Killed in action in France on the 22nd July 1918. Born Burnham Market and enlisted in York. Next of kin residents of Burnham Market. Formerly 330, Army Service Corps. Recorded in the official lists of  Soldiers Died in The Great War with The Durham Light Infantry, but Not identified by CWGC. Buried in St. Imoges Churchyard, near Rheims, France, Grave C.20.

SHAUL

John

Private 5304, 8th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action 23rd October 1915. Born Fakenham and enlisted in Norwich. No record of next of kin with CWGC. Buried Norfolk Cemetery. Becordel-Becourt (F. 189.) Grave I.C.17.

SIZELAND

Herbert William

Seaman, H.M. Hospital Ship "Glenart Castle" (Southampton), Mercantile Marine. Killed when ship hit by torpedo in the Bristol Channel (150 drowned) 26th February 1918. Aged 19. Son of James William & Elizabeth Sizeland of Theatre Yard, Wells Next the Sea. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial MR. 39.

SKEET

Albert J

Private 36549, 9th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 6th Regular Division. Died of wounds during the final advance 8th October 1918. Born wells-next-the-Sea, enlisted Norwich. Next of kin unknown. Buried Tincourt New British Cemetery (F. 446) Grave II.D.05.

SKINNER

Albert William

Able Seaman J/17254, H.M.S. "Natal", Royal Navy. Lost/killed when the Armoured Cruiser blew up in Cromarty Firth on the 30th December 1915. Aged 20. Born Ipswich. Son of Frances Martha Skinner of Staithe Street, Wells next the Sea. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial. (MR. 1) Panel 10.

SMITH

George F E

Private 43373 1st Batt. The Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Died of wounds sustained on the Somme. 11th September 1916. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich. Next of kin unrecorded by CWGC. Buried Heilly Station Cemetery F. 833

SMITH

Robert Joshua

Stoker 1st Class K/17440, H.M.S. "Pathfinder", Royal Navy. Lost/Killed in action when the Light Cruiser was torpedoed by Submarine U21 off the Firth of Forth 5th September 1914. Aged 19. Son of Fredrerick & Frances Smith of Luggan Yard, Wells Next the Sea. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial (MR. 1.) Panel 05.

SOUTHGATE

Edward Frank

Private SP2745, 24th Battalion, The London Regiment. (Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment) 47th London Division. Died of wounds in France on the 23rd February 1916. Aged 43. Born Hunstanton and enlisted in Wells Next the Sea. Son of Samuel & Mary Southgate of Hunstanton. Husband of Ethel Southgate, who later moved to 32 Maitland Park Villas, Hampstead. Buried Lillers Communal Cemetery. (F.201.) Grave IV.E.24.

TAYLOR

Francis Robert

Seaman 2265, H.M.S. “Hogue", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost/Killed in action when the armoured cruiser was torpedoed off The Dutch coast by Submarine U9 on the 22nd September 1914. Aged 30. Son of Benjamin John Taylor of Wells. Husband of Jessie Taylor of “The Glebe" Wells Next the Sea. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial (MR. 1) Panel 08.

WALLER

John

Leading Seaman 279873, (RFR/CH/B/4601), “Hood" Battalion, Royal Navy. 63rd. Royal Naval Division. Died in military hospital on Mudros of a disease contracted on Gallipoli 14th June 1916. Age 38. Son of James & Emma Waller of Wells Next the Sea. Husband of Mrs. C. A. Waller of 2 Ten Bell Lane, Norwich, Norfolk. Buried East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece. Grave I.D.83.

WARREN

Robert

Lance Sergeant 3/10436, 7th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Died of wounds sustained during the Battle of Arras 10th April 1917. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich. Son of Mrs Anna Warren of Glebe Yard, Wells Next the Sea. Buried Duisans British Cemetery. Etrun. F. 113. Grave I.P.04.

WELLS

Charles W

Believed to be: Sergeant, 9562, Charles Edward Wells, 2nd Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 10th March 1915. Born Milcham, Norfolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds, resident Wells-next-the-Sea. Son of James Wells, Cottage Square, Wells, Norfolk; husband of Minnie Ada Wells, 18, Lower Anchor Street, Chelmsford. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 15/16.

WOODHOUSE

Edward W

Believed to be: Private, 6693, W. E. H. Woodhouse, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 30th November 1918. Buried in Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, Grave I.F.11.

WOODROW

Francis William

Private 26358, 2/7th Battalion, The Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment). 49th West Riding Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 27th November 1917. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich. Formerly Royal Army Service Corps. No next of Recorded by CWGC. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial. MR. 17

WOODROW

Richard

Private 7656, 2nd Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Taken prisoner at the fall of Kut el Amara & died in captivity of wounds 30th June 1916. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Norwich. Next of kin not recorded by CWGC. Buried Bagdhad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave XXI.V.05.

WRIGHT

Charles William

Sergeant 3551, No. 1 Aircraft Acceptance Park Coventry, Royal Air Force. Killed in a flying accident 26th March 1919. Aged 22. Son of Mrs. W. S. Wright, of 10 Lugger Yard, Wells Next the Sea. Buried St Nicholas New Churchyard, Wells-next-the-Sea.

YOUNGMAN

Philip

Rifleman 2639, 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 8th Regular Division. Killed in action at Festubert 26th May 1915. Born Wells Next the Sea and enlisted in Fakenham. Next of kin resident in Wells. Buried Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Grave XVI.J.11. (F. 924)

Not Recorded on Memorial:

SEAMAN

Fred

Private, 15328, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-09-15, aged 21. Born Wells-next-the-Sea, enlisted Norwich. Son of Isaac and Annie Elizabeth Seaman, Glebe Yard, Wells, Norfolk. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 30/31.

SMITH

George F E

Private, 43373, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11-09-16, aged 22. Born Wells-next-the-Sea, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. P. West, Hempstead Road, Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, Grave IV.C.51.

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ABLE

Charles E

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BARNES

Josiah C

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BARRETT

Kenneth

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BARRETT

Norman

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BOND

William

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BUTTERS

Charles

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CALVER

Leonard

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CADAMY

Leslie

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CLAXTON

Alfred J

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COE

Herbert

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William

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Raymond

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Leonard W

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John

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George

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Stephen E

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Ernest O

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Charles

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Walter

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Trevor

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Adrian

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Frederick

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Richard

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George R

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MITSON

Harold

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Theodore

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NORMAN

Charles E

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NUDDS

Herbert

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PAGE

Leonard G

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Noel

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Albert

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Archie

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John Rippon

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SHILLAKER

John A

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