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WINTERTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael peck 2017

The Winterton on Sea memorials are to be found at Holy Trinity and All Saints Church, Black Street, Winterton-on-Sea. The World War 1 memorial is external to the church, in the grounds, and takes the form of a plain, rough hewn, Celtic cross on a tapering plinth with a two stepped base; there are 18 names listed. The World War 2 memorial takes the form of a reconstructed organ with dedicatory tablet; there are 26 names listed.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2017

THIS MEMORIAL
WAS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOUR OF THOSE MEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

BROWN George Varley
George Benjamin Varley Brown. Trimmer 3905/TS, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter ‘Rene’ (survived war). Died of disease 25th February 1919. Son of George and Alice Brown. Grandson of George and Eliza Brown. Husband of Betsy Brown (nee Hodds) of King Street, Winterton, Norfolk. Born c1889 East Somerton, Norfolk (as 1891 census, born Winterton on other records). Commemorated Winterton (All Saints) Churchyard.
CHAPMAN George James
Deck Hand 3152DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter ‘Norford Suffling’. Died of illness 14th November 1915. Son of James and Ellen M Chapman of Colls Lane, West Somerton, Norfolk (as 1911). Husband of Dorothy M Chapman (nee Haylett) of Nurses Home, Howards Road, Plaistow, LND. Born 21st June 1893 Runham, Norfolk. Commemorated Winterton (All Saints) Churchyard.
CHETTLEBURGH Charles
Charles William Chettleburgh. Private 16877. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Son of Charles and Mary Chettleburgh of Hopton, Norfolk (as 1911). Born 1895 Crostwick (as SDGW, born Postwick as census) and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 30 and 31.
DYBLE Henry
Henry Stephen Dyble. Engineman 523ES, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter ‘Ocean Fisher’ (sunk by mine). Died 16th June 1918. Son of George Thomas and Evaline Amelia Dyble. Husband of Alice E Dyble (nee King) of The Lane, Winterton, Norfolk. Born 1891 Caister, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 31.
GISLAM Stanley
Stanley Gisslam on 1898 birth record, Stanley William Gislam on other records. Deck Hand 3623DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter ‘Select’ (sunk by collision, Gislam only casualty). Killed in action 16th April 1918. Son of William and Susannah Gislam of Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 30.

Note: naval record has next of kin: Albert G Gislam (uncle) Barrack Yard, Winterton, Norfolk.

GREEN Arthur Percival
Arthur Percival Green. Lieutenant. D Company, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died ‘near Albert’ 6th July 1916. Son of Revd William Arthur and Alice Mary Green of Winterton Rectory, Norfolk. Born c 1894 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Albert Communal Cemetery Extension. I.I.22.

Note: property administration sister: Miss Dorothy Mary Green.

HACON Herbert
Driver T4/045157. 35th Reserve Park, Army Service Corps. Died home 2nd September 1915, aged 38 years. Son of Dennis and Jane Hacon. Husband of Ethel Maria Hacon (nee Hayton) of The Street, West Somerton, Norfolk (as CWGC, of The Holmes, Winterton as 1911). Born Hockering, enlisted Great Yarmouth and resident Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Greenwich Cemetery. Screen Wall. 3.C.A.4.
KING John
John Frederick King. Engineman 3703ES, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter ‘Girl Eva’ (sunk by mine). Killed in action 2nd October 1916. Son of John and Sabina King of King Street, Winterton, Norfolk (as 1911). Husband of Sarah Elizabeth King (nee Larner) of 2 May Cottages, Winterton, Norfolk. Born 6th March 1877 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 19.
KING William
William Robert King. Engineman 4251TS, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter ‘Waveney II’ (caught fire and sank when shelled by German destroyers). Died 26th October 1916. Son of William and Eliza King of Winterton, Norfolk [CWGC has mistaken entry ‘of Winterton, Lincolnshire’]. Husband of Ellen E King (nee Parker) of High Road, Repps, Norfolk. Born 8th December 1889 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial.19.
LARNER George Edward
Possibly George Edward Larner, born 6th February 1892 Winterton, the son of Thirza Elizabeth Larner (later wife of Edward John Powles of ‘Clink’, Winterton as 1911). With mother 1901, untraced 1911. Unable to identify as casualty (either surname) and no further information.
POPAY Bertie
Private 24091. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Son of James Daniel and Margaret Sophia Popay of Beach Road, Winterton, Norfolk. Born 1890 Winterton and enlisted Great Yarmouth (attested 10th December 1915, mobilized 11th February 1916), Norfolk. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
POWLES Lewis Charles
Able Seaman London Z/1126, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Died as ‘Prisoner of War’ 5th September 1917. Son of Robert Henry and Elizabeth Powles. Husband of Laura May Powles (nee Grey as marriage record, Gray on other records) of Winterton, Norfolk. Born 7th January 1887 Winterton, Norfolk and enlisted 23rd September 1914. Commemorated Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery. IV.F.7.
POWLES Tom Claude
Second Hand 1049DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler ‘William Beatty’ (some naval records have of HMS ‘Hannibal’ a ‘Pre Dreadnought Battleship’ acting as Depot Ship at Alexandria, Egypt. Appears to be trawlers ‘Mother Ship’). Died of septicaemia 2nd November 1918. Son of Walter and Isabella Powles of Beach Road, Winterton, Norfolk. Born 23rd April 1897Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Port Said War Memorial Cemetery. L.16.
SHREEVE Richard
Richard Edward Shrieve on 1898 birth record, Richard Edward Shreeve on other records. Private 16752. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 31st July 1916. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Shreeve of High Barn, East Somerton, Norfolk. Born Rollesby and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Serre Road Cemetery No: 2. XXIX.G.11.
SUTTON James
James William Sutton. Deck Hand 4226DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter ‘Maggies’ (vessel untraced). Accidentally drowned 16th December 1917. Son of James and Amelia Sutton of Beach Road, Winterton, Norfolk. Born 25th December 1899 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 26.
THURTLE Thomas
Lance Corporal G/9314. 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 14th August 1917. Son of Thomas Austin and Emily Thurtle of Mill Road, Hemsby, Norfolk. Born 1885 Winterton, enlisted Norwich (attested 15th November 1915, mobilized 2nd March 1916) and resident Winterton House, Winterton, Norfolk (as army record), Norfolk. Commemorated Bus House Cemetery. H.11.
UTTING William
William Edward Utting. Engineman 3902ES, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter ‘Girl Eva’ (sunk by mine). Killed in action 2nd October 1916. Son of John and Clara Utting. Husband of Helen Blanche Utting (nee Woodhouse) of Oak Cottage Martham, Norfolk (as CWGC, of Mirriam Terrace, Winterton as 1911). Born 1887 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 19.
WATSON John Robert
Robert John Watson on birth record, John Robert Watson on other records. Seaman 4751A, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Aboukir’ (armoured cruiser, sunk by German submarine U-9). Killed in action 22nd September 1914. Son of John and Elizabeth Watson of Winterton, Husband of Lydia Maud Watson (nee Dyble) of Hillside Cottages, Winterton (as CWGC, of Snowdrop Cottage, Winterton as naval record), Norfolk. Born 18th May 1892 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 8.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED AND THE ORGAN REBUILT
IN PROUD AND HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN
AND WOMEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
BAKER George
George Alfred Edgar Baker. Skipper, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler ‘La Nantaise’ (sunk by collision with vessel ‘Helen Crest’). Killed in action 8th July 1945. Son of John James and Elizabeth Baker. Husband of Annie Eleanor Baker (nee Palmer) of Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 16. Column 2.
BOULBY Eric
Possibly Eric Boulby. Gunner 977748. 55 Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 13th May 1945. Son of George F and Meggie Boulby (nee McCormack). Husband of Amy J Boulby (nee Smith). Born 1920 Darlington and resident Darlington, DUR (as Army Roll of Honour). Commemorated Aycliffe (St Andrew) Churchyard.

Note: no proven connection with Winterton found. Birth of Amy J Smith in Yarmouth District and marriage in Acle District only Norfolk references found.

BROWN Douglas
Douglas Walter Brown. Private 14631614. 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 8th July 1944. Son of Victor George and Kathleen Elizabeth Brown (nee Lown) of Winterton, Norfolk. Born 1924. Commemorated La Delivrande War Cemetery. X.B.9.
BROWN Katherine
Katherine Jane Brown (nee Larner). Civilian. Died 7th May 1943. Widow of Henry Robert Brown. Died at Back Road, Winterton, Norfolk. Born 1890. Reporting Authority: Blofield and Flegg Rural District.

Note: appears to be bomb/machine gun attack by FW190 aircraft on Caistor, Hemsby and Winterton.

DYBALL Edward
Edward Norton Dyball. Second Hand LT/X1013B, Royal Naval Patrol Service. HM Trawler ‘Sedgefly’ (anti-submarine trawler, sunk by mine). Killed in action 14th December 1939 (as CWGC, other sources have between 14th and 16th December). Son of Matthew William and Alice Jane Dyball. Husband of Beatrice May Dyball (nee Brown) of Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 1. Column 1.
DYBLE Edgar
Edgar Robert Dyball on 1913 birth record, Edgar Robert Dyble on 1937 marriage and military record. Sapper 5779170. Royal Engineers. Died 20th November 1943. Son of Robert and Julia Dyble (nee Sims). Husband of Ethel May Dyble (nee Jermy) of Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Winterton (All Saints) Churchyard.
EMPSON Claude
Claude John George Empson. Trooper 305308. Royal Horse Guards. Died 28th January 1947. Son of Sidney Ernest and Julia Empson (nee George) of Winterton, Norfolk. Born 1921. Commemorated Winterton (All Saints) Churchyard.
GEORGE Jack
Jack Charles George. Skipper, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Stag’ (shore establishment at Port Said, Egypt). Died 13th August 1941. Son of John Walton and Mary Ann George. Husband of Alice George (nee Green) of Rose Villa, Bulmer Road, Winterton, Norfolk (as probate). Born 1908 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Tobruk War Cemetery. 6.B.10.
GEORGE Roland
Roland Robert George. Senior Master, Lighthouse and Pilgrimage Authorities (Trinity House Light Vessel Service). Died at sea when East Dudgeon Light Vessel sunk by enemy aircraft 29th January 1940. Son of Robert Dennis and Elizabeth George. Husband of Mildred Annie George (nee Watson) of Gorleston, Norfolk. Born 30th December 1886 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Gorleston Cemetery. Section T. Grave 477.
GREEN Charles
Possibly George Charles Green born 1910 Winterton, the son of James William and Florence Louisa Green of Back Road, Winterton, Norfolk (as 1911), but unable to identify this man as casualty.
HAYLETT James
Unable to identify and no further information.
HEWITT Sidney
Sidney Robert Hewitt. Yeoman of Signals C/JX140988, Royal Navy. SS ‘Ceramic’ (liner, served as troopship and sunk by torpedoes from German submarine U-515). Killed in action 7th December 1942. Son of Sidney Herbert and Alice Hewitt (nee Moll) of Winterton, Norfolk. Born 1919. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 58.2.
HODDS Charles
Unable to identify and no further information.
HODDS Edna
Edna Maud Hodds (nee Dyball). Civilian. Died 7th May 1943. Wife of Alfred James Hodds. Died at Back Road, Winterton, Norfolk. Born 1897. Reporting Authority: Blofield and Flegg Rural District.

Note: appears to be bomb/machine gun attack by FW190 aircraft on Caistor, Hemsby and Winterton.

HODDS John
Possibly John William Hodds. Seaman LT/JX265204, Royal Naval Patrol Service. HM Drifter ‘D’Arcy Cooper’ (sunk by German aircraft). Killed in action 9th April 1941. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 5. Column 3.

Note: no proven Winterton connection found.

KING Charles
Charles Edward King. Engineman LT/X428EU, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler ‘Lincolnshire’ (survived war). Died 23rd October 1940. Son of John Frederick and Sarah Elizabeth King. Husband of Nora Elizabeth King (nee Powles) of Winterton, Norfolk. Born 30th November 1902 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Winterton (All Saints) Churchyard.
KING George
George William King. Leading Seaman C/X21162A, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Martin’ (Destroyer G44, sunk by German submarine U-431). Son of William and Susanna Agnes King (nee Randall) of Winterton, Norfolk. Born 17th October 1919 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 65.3.
LAWSON Geoffrey
Sergeant 5348091. 1st Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment, Army Air Corps. Killed in action 18th September 1944, aged 24 years. Son of Percival Arthur Stuart and Margaret Lawson (nee Dunbar). Husband of Elsie Joan Lawson (nee Crane) of Winterton, Norfolk. Born Co Durham and resident London (place unspecified) (as Army Roll of Honour). Commemorated Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. 3.D.18.
LEECH Gordon
Gordon Reginald Leech. Leading Seaman P/JX146555, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Somali’ (Destroyer, sunk by German submarine U-703).Died 24th September 1942. Son of Charles David and Selina Leech (nee Goffin) of Winterton, Norfolk. Born 1915. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 62. Column 3.
MARTIN Vincent
Unable to identify and no further information.
MOLL Jeffrey
Jeffrey Lewis Moll. Younker (meaning unknown), service number and arm of service unknown. Fishing Vessel (Drifter) ‘Helpmate’ (sunk by unknown cause). Missing and believed died 1st April 1941. Son of Jeffrey and Mary Ann Moll. Husband of Edith Anna Moll (nee Eastick) of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Born 13th November 1893 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 125.
POPAY Henry
Henry Charles Popay. Second Hand LT/JX173531, Royal Naval Patrol Service. HM Trawler ‘La Nantaise’ (sunk by collision with vessel ‘Helen Crest’). Killed in action 8th July 1945, aged 27 years. Son of Henry and Ethel Popay of Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 16. Column 3.
SHEALES Simon
Rank, number and arm of service unknown. HM Drifter ‘Ocean Reward’ (sunk by collision with vessel ‘Isle of Thanet’ which was returning from Dunkirk). Killed in action 28th May 1940. Son of Edward George and Emma Mary Ann Sheales of Barrack Yard, Winterton, Norfolk (as 1911). Husband of Doris L Sheales (nee Varley). Born c1902 Winterton, Norfolk. No record of death CWGC found and commemoration unknown.
SMITH Charles
Charles Samuel Smith. Stoker (number and arm of service unknown). Fishing Vessel (Drifter) ‘Helpmate’ (sunk by unknown cause). Missing and believed died 1st April 1941. Son of George and Mary Ann Smith of Winterton, Norfolk. Husband of Emily Caroline Smith (nee Cooke) of Station Road, Great Ormesby, Norfolk. Born 2nd August 1884 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 125.
UTTING George
George Ernest Utting. Skipper, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter ‘Reed’ (armed patrol drifter, sunk by mine). Killed in action 7th November 1940. Son of John and Clara Utting. Husband of Lily Gertrude Utting (nee Todd) of Winterton, Norfolk. Born 1901 Winterton, Norfolk. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 1. Column 3.
WEBSTER Reuben
Petty Officer (Stoker) C/K66877, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Penzance’ (Sloop L28, sunk by torpedo from German submarine U-37). Killed in action 24th August 1940. Son of Richard Beresford and Lilia Ann Webster of Horning, Norfolk (as 1911). Husband of Julia May Webster (nee Dyble) of Hemsby, Norfolk. Born 1907 Horning, Norfolk. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 37.3.

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