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WELNEY WAR MEMORIAL
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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown

1914-18

ASPLAND

Alfred

235414 Pte, 16th (Tyneside Commercials) Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 15-12-17, age 34. Husband of Edith Aspland, Hundred Foot Bank, Welney. Formerly 203126 Norfolk Regiment. Buffs Road Cemetery, St Jean, Belgium.

CORNWELL

Sidney James

22951 Pte, ACompany, 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21-10-16, age 23, at Courcelette-Grandcourt road. Formerly 10th (Reserve) Norfolk Regiment. Son of James Edward & Mary Cornwell, Bells Drove, Welney. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

CROXON

Charles

15734 Pte, 9th Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 17-9-15, Gallipoli. Lived Tipsend. Pieta Military Cemetery.

DUFFIELD

George

95126 Pte, 13th King's Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action 21-8-18. Formerly 25680 Norfolk Regiment. Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France.

GORDON

Ernest

160333 Gnr, 156th Heavy Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 17-10-18, age 27. Son of Daniel & Sarah Gordon, Welney. Husband of Florence Gordon, Lakesend. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

GORDON

George

G/9856 Pte, 6th The Buffs (East Kent Rgt). Killed in action 7-10-16, age 32, at Guedecourt. Formerly 9th (Reserve) The Buffs. Son of S A Gordon, White House, Welney. Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

HALL

Harry

6308 Pte, 1/13th London Rgt (Kensington Rifles). Died of wounds 25-9-16, at Bouleaux Wood, Combles. Formerly 5970 25th (Reserve) & 7th Middlesex. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

HARLEY

Cecil

120453 Gnr, 76th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 10-7-17. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium.

JACKSON

Arthur

22956 Pte, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12-10-16, at Guedecourt. Formerly 3rd (Reserve) Norfolk Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JAKES

Walter

3/8656 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25-9-15, age 23. Lived Tipsend. Son of George & Sarah Jakes, 4 Council Houses, Coates. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

KENT

Job Henry

233839 Gnr, D Bty, 310th Bde, Royal Artillery. 7-12-18. Son of Harry & Eliza Kent , Welney. Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France. (also listed Manea).

KENT

Sidney Llewellyn

12294 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 4-3-16, age 21. Son of Harry & Mary Ann Kent, March Road, Welney. Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

KIMMONS

Percy Reginald

6655 Rifleman, 1/9th London Rgt (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action 9-10-16, age 34, at Lesboeufs. Formerly 24487 Norfolk Rgt & 2/5th Essex Regiment. Son of Mrs Eliza Rudland, Bedford Bank, Welney. Postman in Welney. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

SCOTTING

Robert

G/13234 Pte, 6th Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 17-7-17, age 34. Son of Sarah Scotting, 2 Mill Cottage, Outwell. Formerly 12th (Reserve) Royal West Kent Regiment. Arras Memorial, France.

SEE

Isaac

18563 A/Cpl, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15-6-18, age 36. Formerly 3rd (Reserve) Suffolk Regiment. Son of Mr & Mrs J See. Husband of Mary E See, New Road, Welney. Grandson of 'Turkey' Smart, the Fen skater. Spcial Memorial, Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

SISSON

Ernest

25417 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13-11-16, at Serre. Formerly 10th (Reserve) Suffolk Regiment. Luke Copse British Cemetery, Serre, France.

SMART

George

8650 Pte, HCompany, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-8-14, age 22, at Le Cateau. Son of William & Sarah Smart, Brampton Villa, Welney. Grandson of 'Turkey' Smart, the Fen skater. La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine Maritime, France.

SWANN

Leonard Charles

40247 Pte, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-5-17. Formerly 3/5th Norfolk Regiment. Loos Memorial, France. Son of George and Jane E Swann of Happy House, Welney. Brother Roger listed below.

SWANN

Roger Harold

40248 Pte, 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 5-3-17, age 21. Son of George and Jane E Swann of Happy House, Welney. Formerly 3/5th Norfolk Regiment. Calais Southern Cemetery, France. Brother Leonard listed above.

WATKINSON

John William

3/19497 Pte, 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, attack on Montauban. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WILFORD

Lionel Russell

Lieutenant, 9th South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 8-11-1918, of influenza, at 81st General Hospital, Marseilles, France, age 26. Formerly 11th (Reserve) South Staffordshire Regiment. Only son of the Rev H H Wilford. Husband of Maude A Wilford, Welney Rectory. Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Bouches-du-Rhone, France.

WINTERS

Herbert William

23801 Pte, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12-8-16, age 20, Skyline Trench, near Thiepval. Formerly 10th (Reserve) Norfolk Regiment. Son of Jacob Winters, Wisbech Road, Welney. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

1939-45

CORNWELL

Walter

[Listed on memorial as Walter Cornwall, Private] L/Cpl, 5770547, 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. 27-5-40, age 29. Hinges Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

CROUCH

Frank William

Pte, 5932908, 1st Suffolk Regiment. 29-5-40, age 19. Son of Arthur & Ethel Crouch, of Tip's End. Wulpen Churchyard, Jabbeke, Belgium.

CURTIS

Stanley

Private, 5826650, 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Monday, 3rd June 1940. Age 24. Son of Henry and Ada Curtis. Buried in ROESELARE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Roeselare, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 1. Row AA. Grave 4.

FULLER

[John Edward] Kitchener

T/64412 L/Sgt, Royal Army Service Corps. 2-4-45, age 30. Husband of Sarah Alice Fuller. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany.

JOHNSON

Kenneth

[Listed on memorial as Lieutenant] Probably either

Flt-Sgt 1853631, Air Gunner, 570 Squadron RAFVR. 23-4-45, age 22. Son of Cecil Ernest Johnson & Jessie Evelyn Johnson, of Wisbech. Aarhus West Cemetery.

or

Flying Officer, 133426, 198 Sqdn., RAF. Died 31-12-43, age 20, in a suspected mid-air collision, flying a Typhoon out of RAF Manson, Kent. Son of William and Ethel Emma Johnson, of Blackpool, Lancs. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

LAUGHLIN

Horace

5773951 Pte, 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 11-2-42, age 24. Son of Mary Ann Sarah Laughlin, Welney. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

POPE

Gordon Douglas

Pte. No information currently.

Buried in churchyard but not on memorial

THORLEY

John

885364 Gnr, Royal Field Artillery. 7-9-17. Husband of A M Thorley, 39 St John St, Norwich. Welney (St Mary) churchyard.

Last updated 20 February, 2006

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