Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

WEYBOURNE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck - 2013

There are three memorials in and around All Saints Church, Weybourne. The external war memorial is an octagonal pillar with a plinth and a three-stepped base, the cross cross at the summit overlaid with a crown. It lists seventeen names for World War 1 and four for World War 2. The monument is a Grade II listed building and was designed by Frederick Charles Eden. Inside the church the First World War memorial is in the form of an oakwood altar with a central tryptych and crucifix; it details seventeen names. The internal memorial for World War 2 is in the form of a brass plaque and details four names. [Note: Names in order of rank, random order thereafter. Below by rank and then alphabetical order. Bold as per memorial]<
Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2013

To the glory of GOD
In loving memory of those from this village who gave their lives
For their country in the Great War of mcmxiv to mcmxviii
Their name liveth for evermore

BEETON Robert Henry
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps.
Second Lieutenant. Royal Flying Corps. Died 1st February 1918, aged 18 years. Son of Robert Samuel and Julia Beeton of Hill Crest, Weybourne. Commemorated Weybourne (All Saints) Churchyard.
FOWLER Christopher C
Lieutenant, Norfolk Regiment.
Unable to identify Christopher C Fowler.
Possibly Christopher George Fowler although connection with Weybourne unknown. Captain. 6th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 6th April 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Howard and Eva Fowler of Glebelands, Burnham on Sea, SOM. Native of Roydon, ESS. Commemorated H.A.C Cemetery. IV.B.2.
BECKERSON William
Sergeant, Norfolk Regiment.
Lance Sergeant 16053. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd November 1915, aged 28 years. Son of E Beckerson of Hammond Square, Weybourne. Born Weybourne and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated Vermelles British Cemetery. I.M.9.
COURTS John George
Sergeant, Norfolk Regiment.
Lance Sergeant 16500. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 10th October 1916. Born Moulton, LIN and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
BENDALL Edward [Cecil]
Norfolk Regiment.
Private 16046. C Company, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Mrs Margaret Wright of Hammond Square, Weybourne. Born Weybourne and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
DIGBY Herbert [William]
Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
Rifleman R/5717. 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10th March 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Robert and Lucy Digby of Kelling Road, Weybourne. Born Weybourne, enlisted London (place unspecified) and resident Weybourne. Came from U.S.A to serve. Commemorated Le Touret Memorial. Panel 32 and 33.
DIGBY Reginald
Norfolk Yeomanry.
Private 320931. 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Palestine 29th December 1917. Born Weybourne and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated Jerusalem War Cemetery. P.118.
HUDSON Mark Ernest
Essex Regiment.
Birth recorded as Mark Ernest Hudson but appears to enlist as Ernest Mark Hudson. Private 28210. 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 29th June 1917. Husband of Evelyn E Hudson (nee Moy) of Old Farm, Aylmerton. Born 1886 Weybourne, enlisted Cromer and resident Weybourne. Commemorated Lapugnoy Military Cemetery. IV.E.11.
MACKRELL Thomas
Chief Petty Officer, HMS ‘Good Hope’.
Canteen Manager. HMS ‘Good Hope’, Royal Navy. Died 1st November 1914, aged 53 years. Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Mackrell. Husband of Harriet Beatrice Harris (formerly Mackrell) of 18 Alverstone Road, Milton, Portsmouth, HAM. A Naval Pensioner. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 7.
NURSE George
Royal Field Artillery.
Unable to identify George Nurse as casualty, appears to be George Nurse born circa 1893 Weybourne, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Charlotte Nurse. Recorded as Regimental Number 72076, 40th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Possible civil death record 1923, and civil death as result of war consequence and so included on memorial?
NURSE John William
Essex Regiment.
Private 20729. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 16538 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea 13th August 1915, aged 36 years. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Charlotte Nurse of Church Row, Weybourne. Brother of George Nurse. Born Weybourne, enlisted Norwich and resident Weybourne. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
OTTY John
Essex Regiment.
Private 20728. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 15999 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea 13th August 1915, aged 21 years. Son of John and Hannah Elizabeth Otty of Station Road, Weybourne. Born Weybourne, enlisted Norwich and resident Weybourne. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
STACKWOOD William
Norfolk Regiment.
Unable to identify and no further information currently available.
WOODHOUSE James William
Norfolk Regiment.
Private 20911. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 17746 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 17th October 1916, aged 24 years. Son of James and Mary Ann Woodhouse of ‘Fernside’, Sheringham Road, Weybourne. Born Weybourne, enlisted Norwich and resident Weybourne. Commemorated Heilly Station Cemetery. V.C.25.
WOODYARD Robert
Essex Regiment.
Private 20727. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 15988 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea 13th August 1915, aged 23 years. Son of James William and Elizabeth Woodyard of Weybourne. Born Weybourne, enlisted Norwich and resident Weybourne. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
YOUNGMAN Edward
Norfolk Regiment.
Unable to identify Edward Youngman.
Possibly Edgar Youngman. Private 14591. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1917. Son of Thomas John and Jane Youngman of 5 Station Road, Weybourne. Brother of Leonard Frederick Youngman. Born 1891 Weybourne (as SDGW) or Honing (as census) and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 4.
YOUNGMAN Leonard [Frederick]
Norfolk Regiment.
Private 14595. 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1917. Son of Thomas John and Jane Youngman of 5 Station Road, Weybourne. Brother of Edgar Youngman. Born c1894 Weybourne and enlisted Norwich. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
1939 - 1945
ABEL Ronald John
Royal Norfolk Regiment.
Corporal 5775608. 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 3rd November 1943, aged 25 years. Son of Albert George and Helen Frances Abel of Weybourne, Norfolk. Buried Chungkai War Cemetery. 6.K.14.
BRISBANE William Christie
Royal Air Force.
Flying Officer (Navigator) 125668, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 51 Squadron. Died 17th April 1943, aged 28 years. Son of William and Beatrice Brisbane of Weybourne, Norfolk. Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. 22.C.8.
RIX Richard Donald
Parachute Regiment.
Corporal 5775182. 5th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 10th December 1944, aged 23 years. Son of John and Rebecca Rix of Weybourne, Norfolk. Buried Phaleron War Cemetery. 19.D.4.
WRIGHT John Thomas
Royal Norfolk Regiment.
Corporal 5771809. 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 4th September 1943, aged 27 years. Son of Edwin Alfred and Rosina Wright of Weybourne, Norfolk. Buried Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. B4.U.7.
Internal Memorials
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
BEETON R Henry
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. See above
FOWLER Christopher C
Lieutenant, Norfolk Regiment. See above
BECKERSON William
Sergeant. See above
COURTS John G
Sergeant. See above
BENDALL Edward
See above
DIGBY Herbert
See above
DIGBY Reginald
See above
HUDSON Mark E
See above
MACKRELL Thomas
See above
NURSE George
See above
NURSE John W
See above
OTTY John
See above
STACKWOOD William
See above
WOODHOUSE James W
See above
WOODYARD Robert
See above
YOUNGMAN Edward
See above
YOUNGMAN Leonard
See above
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THE
PARISH OF WEYBOURNE NAMES HEREON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914.
“their Name Liveth For Evermore”
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
ABEL Ronald J
Corporal, Royal Norfolk Regiment. See above
BRISBANE William C
Flying Officer, Royal Air Force. See above
RIX Richard D
Corporal, Parachute Regiment. See above
WRIGHT John T
Corporal, Royal Norfolk Regiment. See above
OF WEYBOURNE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945
Greater love hath no man

Last updated 13 August, 2013

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore