War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards - 2003
memorial is a monument within the churchyard. Details here have been
taken from an old postcard of the 1920's so there are no World War 2
entries. The memorial takes the form of a plain cross on a tapering
shaft mounted on a plinth, upon which the inscription is written, with
a three stepped base. There are ten names listed for World War 1. Details
of the Seagrim brothers who won the Victoria Cross and George Cross
can be found on the Whissonsett
village web site.
the glory of God
and in honoured memory of
the men of Whissonsett
who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918
9516, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 9th October 1917. Aged
17. Born Whissonsett, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. C. O'Neill (formerly
Bailey), of High St., Whissonsett. East Dereham, Norfolk, and the
late Timothy Bailey. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL,
Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
G/62046, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).
Killed in action 13th April 1918. Aged 27. Born and resident Whissonsett,
enlisted Norwich. Brother of Walter Barker, of Godwick, Tittleshall,
King's Lynn Formerly 23552, 17th Lancers. No known grave. Commemorated
on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel
18524 [SDGW] or 19524 [CWGC], 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed
in action 20th July 1916. Aged 37. Born Whissonsett, enlisted Norwich.
Son of Mrs. Margaret Cecilia Buck, of Whissonsett, East Dereham,
Norfolk. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France.
Plot XIII. Row C. Grave 9.
G/22094, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died
6th March 1917. Born and resident Whissonsett, enlisted Norwich.
Formerly 23550, 17th Lancers. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY,
Somme, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 81.
41533, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14th April
1917. Born and resident
Whissonsett, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 5489, Norfolk Regiment.
No known grave. Commmeorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
27390, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry).
Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 32. Born Great Walsingham, enlisted
Cromer. Son of Robert and Rachel Howell, of Walsingham, Norfolk;
husband of Jane Beatrice Howell, of London St., Whissonsett, East
Dereham, Norfolk. Formerly G/37360, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in TIGRIS
LANE CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave
G/20978, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).
Killed in action 13th December 1917 in France & Flanders. Born
Whissonsett, enlisted Aton, resident Leytonstone. Buried in MORY
ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row
F. Grave 4.
28194, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th
August 1916. Aged 33. Born and residentn Whissonsett, enlisted Norwich.
Son of Charles Henry and Lucy Ann Moore, of Whissonsett, East Dereham,
Norfolk. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme,
France. Special Memorial 15.
40406, "C" Company, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial Force),
Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 17th November 1917. Aged
25. Born Framingboro' (sic), Norfolk, enlisted Wroxham. Son of Samuel
and Sarah Anna Titlow, of London St., Whissonsett; husband of Florence
Emily Barker (formerly Titlow), of High St., Whissonsett, East Dereham,
Norfolk. Formerly 39850, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire (sic)
Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on NIEUPORT MEMORIAL, Nieuwpoort,
Harry Leonard WILLIMOTT, Private 4956, 2/6th Battalion (Territorial),
Gl;oucetsershire Regiment). Killed in action 19th July 1916. Aged
23. Born Helhoughton, enlisted Fakenham. Son of Henry Willimott,
of Tatterford, Fakenham, Norfolk, and the late Eliza Willimot. No
known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
Panel 60 to 64.
THE GLORIOUS DEAD
14 August, 2008