SOMERTON WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Detailed Information
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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.
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are some additional names on the roadside memorial including casualties
from World War Two.
Further information will be available soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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; brother of Thomas Henry
(below). Buried: BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
Ref. VI. L. 7.
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; brother
of Frederick (above). Buried: LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime,
France. Ref. Plot 1. Row L. Grave 3A.
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
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.
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.
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1939 – 1945
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.
further information currently
ever loving Memory of
The beloved wife of
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 August, 2017