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WEST SOMERTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith 2003

A village just inland from Winterton-on-Sea, north of Yarmouth. There are two War Memorials in West Somerton. The one in the church has only names from World War One and is transcribed below. An additional memorial stands by the side of the road to the church. Photo below.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

There are some additional names on the roadside memorial including casualties from World War Two.
Further information will be available soon.

1914 1918

HUDSON (Henry) Herbert

Private M2/136944. 33rd Aux. M.T. Coy., Army Service Corps. Died Friday 15 February 1918. Born and lived West Somerton. Enlisted Acton. Buried: CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Ref. II. A. 16.

JETTEN Frederick Charles

Lance Corporal 13511. 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 8 July 1916. Age 22. Born West Somerton. Enlisted Great Yarmouth. Son of Frank and Charlotte Elizabeth Jetten, of West Somerton, Great Yarmouth. Buried: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. A. 24. 20.

KNIGHTS Edward George

Private 10784. 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 9 August 1917. (CD has 9 July 1918). Born Rollesby. Lived West Somerton. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.

KNIGHTS William Richard

Private 28835. 9th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Monday 15 May 1916. Age 26. Born Martham. Lived West Somerton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Richard and Frances Knights, of West Somerton, Great Yarmouth. Buried: FORT PITT MILITARY CEMETERY, Kent, United Kingdom. Ref. 1396.

MITCHELL Charles

No further information available at present

NORFOR George Alfred

Deck Hand 3155DA. H.M. Drifter "Clover Bank, Royal Naval Reserve. Died Monday 24 April 1916. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom Ref. Panel 19.

PAGE Sydney Walter Oliver

Private 41850. 2nd Bn., South Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly T4/092541 R.A.S.C. Killed in action Friday 30 November 1917. Born and lived Ormesby. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7

SADLER Frederick

Private 14412. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 18 October 1916. Age 29. Born Horsey. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William Sadler, of West Somerton, Great Yarmouth. Buried: BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France Ref. VI. L. 7.

SADLER Thomas Henry

Private 14361. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 11 October 1915. Age 19. Born Horsey. Enlisted Great Yarmouth. Son of William and Rebecca Sadler, of West Somerton, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Buried: LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. Plot 1. Row L. Grave 3A.

SIMMONS Eric Edward L.

Private 22920. 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 12 August 1916. Age 21. Born Potter Heigham. Enlisted Great Yarmouth. Son of Mrs. E. H. Simmons, of The Post Office, West Somerton, Great Yarmouth. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

THAIN William Stuart

Second Hand 937SA. H.M. Drifter "Clover Bank., Royal Naval Reserve. Died Monday 24 April 1916. Age 36. Son of William Thain and Eliza Kerrison Thain, of West Somerton, Great Yarmouth. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 18.

Not on memorial
HACON Herbert

Driver T4/045157, 35th Reserve Park, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in England 2nd September 1915. Age 38. Born Hockering, enlisted Great Yarmouth, resident Winterton. Husband of Ethel Maria Hacon, of the Street, West Somerton, Great Yarmouth. Buried in GREENWICH CEMETERY, London. Grave 3. "C" A. 4.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

In the
1939 – 1945
War
A. WARNES
Made the
Supreme
Sacrifice
A. LACEY

WARNES

Albert Edward

Lance Corporal 14576971. 7th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 19th July 1944. Aged 19. Son of Albert Walter and May Warnes, of West Somerton, Norfolk. Buried: Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel, Calvados, France. Ref. III. E. 13.

LACEY

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In the graveyard:

In ever loving Memory of
Rebecca Elizabeth
The beloved wife of
William Sadler
Who passed away Sept. 14th 1918
Aged 60 years.
Also two of their sons
Private Thomas Sadler
Died of wounds in France Oct. 11th 1915
Aged 20 years
Private Frederick Sadler
Killed in action in France Oct 18th 1916
Aged 29 years

29 February 2004

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