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WIVETON WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 and Other - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed and photographed by Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards 2004

Wiveton is a little hamlet about 2 miles from Cley-Next-Sea.The memorials within the church are confusing until read carefully. One memorial is to the men of the village who died in World War 1 and the other to the men of the parish. There is a memorial to a single man for World War 2 and then another group. Throughout the church there are other various memorial tablets and plaques.

Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley - 2004

Marble tablet to the men of the village.

TO THE UNDYING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE WHO GAVE
THIER LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

PACKARD

Walter Herbert

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th July 1916. Age 27. Son of Louisa Mary Packard, of Letheringsett, Holt, Norfolk, and the late Osborn Burgess Packard. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

WORDINGHAM

Charles Douglas

Private 8833, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th June 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Stiffkey, Norfolk, enlisted Fakenham. Son of John Robert and Esther Mary Wordingham, of Letheringsett, Holt, Norfolk. His brother James Reginald John also fell (see below). Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 17.

WORDINGHAM

[James] Reginald [John]

Private 14922, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Stiffkey, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Holt, Norfolk. Son of John Robert and Esther Wordingham, of Walnut Villa, Letheringsett, Holt, Norfolk. His brother Charles Douglas also fell (see above). Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Grave III. C. 1.

NEALE

Sydney

No further information currently

NEALE

Hubert

No further information currently

GRANT THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST
LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM.

A further plaque show the crucifixion and under neath

THE SOULS OF THE RIGHTEOUS
ARE IN THE HANDS OF GOD.

FROM THIS PARISH THE FOLLOWING GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND COUNTRY DURING THE WAR 1914- 1918

MURRELL

Charles [Joseph]

Private 14908, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Wiveton, enlisted Norwich. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

ARMES

Joseph W

No further information currently

COOPER

George

Private G/39272, 8th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 1st August 1917. Age 19. Born and resident Wiveton, enlisted Norwich. Son of Frederick and Anna Maria Cooper, of Wiveton, Norfolk. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14.

JACKSON

Hazel[l Renwick]

Private 241108, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force). Killed in action 19th April 1917 in Palestine. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Mrs. Jackson, of Woodmaston, Pembridge, Herefordshire. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave XXIII. B. 3.

JACKSON

Alma

No further information currently

WISKER

William

Sailmakers Mate 204576, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died 21st January 1921. Age 39. Son of Richard Henry and Harriett Wisker, of Wiveton. Buried in south-east part of ST MARY CHURCHYARD, WIVERTON, Norfolk.

W.WISKER
SAILMAKERS MATE RN 204576
H.M.S. PEMBROKE
21- 1- 1921 Age 39

GOD BE WITH YOU
TILL WE MEET AGAIN

OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THEIR SOULS

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A further handwritten scroll reads:

FROM THIS PARISH DURING
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 -1945

HIGH

Charles Richard

Private 5769775, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died between 10th May 1940 and 2nd October 1940. Husband of Elizabeth Mary High, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Buried in LE PARADIS WAR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 1. E. 12.

"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"

A plaque commemorates the others who died in World War 2.


1939-1945

COZENS-HARDY

Graham [Sydney]

Flying Officer (Navigator) 155075, 625 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th November 1944. Age 21. Son of Basil and Margaret Cozens-Hardy, of Letheringsett, Norfolk. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Grave 4. A. 15.

HAMILTON

George Cecil

Flying Officer 115244, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th July 1943. Age 33. Son of George Ernest Hamilton, M.R.C.V.S., and Henrietta Hamilton, of Sheringham, Norfolk. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 124.

HOWELL

Robert Henry

Private 6345043, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 9th July 1944. Age 25. Son of Robert J. and Lucy M. Howell, of Letheringsett, Norfolk. Buried in FOIANO DELLA CHIANA WAR CEMETERY, Italy, Grave I. C. 4.

SIMMONS

Arthur John

Staff Sergeant (Instructor) 6013131, Army Physical Training Corps, Royal Artillery attached 1st Airborne Div., H.Q. Died 24th March 1945. Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur John Simmons; husband of Ruth May Simmons, of Chelmsford, Essex. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Grave 37. B. 11.

OTHER PLAQUES AND BRASS PLATES

On the wall of the church is a marble tablet with a crest

BAILEY

Frederick Marshman

TO THE MEMORY OF Lieut. Col.
FREDERICK MARSHMAN BAILEY CIE
3RD FEBRUARY - 17 APRIL 1967

THE YOUNGHUSBAND MISSION TO LAHSA 1903 - 1904
EXPLORATIONS IN TIBET. 1911 - 1913. AWARDED THE ROYAL AND
ROYAL SCOTTISH GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETIES GOLD MEDALS.
WOUNDED AT YPRES AND GALLIPOLI 1914 - 1915. MISSION TO
RUSSIAN TURKESTAN 1918 - 1920 BRITISH MINISTER OF THE
COURT OF NEPAL 1935 - 1938 KINGS MESSENGER 1942 - 1943.

A Slate Plaque

RIVIERE

Daniel Claude Briton

IN MEMORY OF
DANIEL CLAUDE BRITON RIVIERE
CAPTAIN 13th 18th ROYAL (QM) HUSSARS
LAND AGENT AND NATURALIST
SON OF BERNARD BERYL
AND VERONICA RIVIERE
A CHRISTIAN WHO WAS MUCH LOVED
1943 - 1974

A Brass Plaque

WATSON-KENNEDY

Thomas Francis Archibald

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS FRANCIS ARCHIBALD
WATSON - KENNEDY LT. COLONEL
LATE Q.O. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
BORN 12 NOV 1856 DIED 30 MAY 1935
AT WIVETON HALL

A Brass Plaque

GREY

Walter Barrett Joseph

I.A.M.D.G.
WALTER BARRETT JOSEPH GREY
M.C. MAJOR R.E.A. 1914 - 1918
BORN MAY 26TH 1885 DIED FEB 13 1941
also HIS SON
ARTHUR BARRETT GREY
Lieut. IRISH GUARDS
BORN APRIL 16TH
1921 DIED OCT 17TH 1942

GREY

Arthur Barrett

A Brass Plaque

HOWARD

Frederick Charles

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FREDERICK CHARLES HOWARD
COMMANDER R.N.R.
BORN 4TH JULY 1882 DIED 25 FEBRUARY 1956
AND HIS WIFE CATHERINE HARRIET
BORN 3RD NOVEMBER 1889 DIED 16TH SEPTEMBER 1945

28 March 2004

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