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WEREHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Mike Smith; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2005

Wereham is situated on the A134 between King’s Lynn and Thetford. The War Memorial is by the side of the pond in the village.

THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

BARLEY George
Lance Corporal 3/5032. 14th Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th September 1917. Born Wereham. Lived Portsea, Hampshire. Enlisted Portsmouth. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and 162.
BENDELL Robert
Private 28167. 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 24th July 1917. Born and lived Wereham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Cabin Hill Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. B. 2.
CULLEN William
Private 12043. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in France & Flanders on 12th August 1916. Aged 22. Born Wretton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Elizabeth Mary Cullen, of Wereham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
ENGLISH Fred(erick)
Private 20767. 9th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 13898 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th July 1916. Born and lived Dereham, Norfolk (possibly a typo for Wereham). Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
ENGLISH Edward James
(CD has Edmund James). Private 103841. 164th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 2nd December 1917. Aged 19. Born Holme, Norfolk. Lived Wereham. Enlisted Attleborough, Norfolk. Son of Albert and Martha English, of Wereham, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Buried: Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. B. 14.
GRIGGS Robert
Private 4763. 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Born Wereham. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
LAUD (Isaac) Albert
Probably: Private 13983. "A Company, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th August 1915. Aged 16. Born Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Isaac and Ada Elizabeth Laud, of Myrtle Villa, New Rd., Sutton Bridge, Wisbech. Buried: Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Ref. I. A. 11.
MATTHEWS Harry
Possibly: Private 63195. 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 27th August 1918. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Ligny-Sur-Canche British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. A. 26.
MEEKS Walter
No further information available at present.
PILGRIM Jabez
Sapper 84718. 209th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 17th July 1916. Born and lived Wereham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Ref. I. T. 21.
ROBERSON Percy [John]
[On memorial as ROBERTSON] Private 18561, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916. Aged 20. Born Crumplesham, enlisted Ilford, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Roberson, of Wereham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
WICK William
Private 7604. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 14th April 1915. Born Denver, Norfolk. Enlisted Downham. Buried: Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. III. E. 3.
TILLBROOK Herbert James
Private L/10879. 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th October 1914. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Downham, Norfolk. Lived Wereham. Son of Mrs. K. Tillbrook, of Wereham King's Lynn. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.
TILLBROOK Frank
Serjeant 50719. 9th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Formerly 1662. 19th Hussars. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 25th March 1918. Born and lived Wereham. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 93 and 94.
TILLBROOK Gilbert
Private 4809. 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd March 1918. Born Downham. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 44 and 45.
   WORLD WAR TWO
MATTHEWS Dennis Clarence
Private 5774246. 2nd Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on 27th April 1944. Aged 22. Nephew of Mrs. L. Rowe, of Wereham, Norfolk. Buried: Kohima War Cemetery, India. Ref. Coll. grave 7. D. 5-13.
BELLAMY Alexander Herbert
Probably: Colour Serjeant 5771374. 7th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 12th June 1940. Aged 30. Son of Richard S. and Ellen Bellamy, of Hunstanton, Norfolk. Commemorated: Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Column 43.

Last updated 26 May, 2008

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