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WORSTEAD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1& 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Carolynn Langley; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003
additional RAF information by Geof Sewell

Worstead is situated mid way between North Walsham and Wroxham.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2003

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918

BRAKENBURY

Albert George

(George Albert on CWGC & CD). Private 240279. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Born Worstead. Enlisted East Dereham. Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXX. G. 8.

BRAKENBURY

Ernest Alfred

Private 28976. 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 13th January 1917. Aged 35. Born North Walsham. Lived Worstead. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Alfred and Annie Brakenbury, of Briggate, Worstead, Norwich. Buried: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. C. 178.

CARY

Herbert

Private 41030. 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 20908 Norfolk Regiment. Died at home on 3rd January 1917. Aged 34. Born Reymerstone, Norfolk. Lived Lyngate, Norfolk. Son of Louis and Rebecca Cary; husband of Florence Louisa Cary, of "Lyngate, Worstead. Buried: Worstead (St. Mary) Churchyard. North of West end of church.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HERBERT CARY
2ND ESSEX REGT,
Dearly beloved husband of
FLORENCE CARY
Who died of fever contracted on active service in FRANCE
3RD January 1917 age 34

Thy will be done.
also FLORENCE CARY
his dear wife who died
21st OCTOBER 1971
AGE 88 YEARS

REUNITED

COOPER

Herbert John

Private 17050. "A Company, 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment . Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th July 1916. Aged 23. Born Briggate. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Sarah and the late John Cooper, of Briggate, Worstead, Norfolk. Buried: La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France. Ref. I. E. 17.

DAVISON M.M.

Armine

Corporal 12345. 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th June 1918. Born and lived Worstead. Enlisted Nottingham. Awarded the Military Medal. (MM not mentioned on CD). Buried: Granezza British Cemetery, Italy. Ref. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 4.

DELF

Frederick

Serjeant 23/88. 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 9th June 1918. Aged 23. Born North Walden, Northamptonshire. Enlisted Newcastle. Son of Daniel and Sophia Delf, of Worstead, Norwich. Buried: Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. F. 48.

GRIMES

George Thurston

Private 28877. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 25th October 1917. Aged 32. Born and lived Worstead. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Anna Grimes, of Fern Cottage, Worstead, Norwich. Buried: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. X. D. 9.

GRIMES

Victor Thurston

Private 18/754. 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th June 1917. Aged 30. Born and lived Worstead. Enlisted West Hartlepool. Son of William and Anna Grimes, of Fern Cottage, Worstead, Norwich. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 106 and 107.

LEACH

Frederick Cecil

Private 5482. 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th September 1914. Born Smallburgh, Norfolk. Lived and enlisted North Walsham. Buried: Buzancy Military Cemetery Aisne, France. Ref. III. A. 2.

ROPER

John Henry

Private 17056. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Aged 22. Born Briggate, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of E. S. and Mary J. Roper, of Briggate, Worstead, Norfolk. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

RUMP

Charles George

Lance Corporal 40618. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 20067 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th June 1918. aged 20. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. C. Rump, of Meeting Hill, Worstead, Norwich. Buried: Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. O. 34.

SCOTT

Henry

Sapper 84958. 207th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 5th August 1916. Born North Walsham. Lived Worstead. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Bottom Wood Cemetery, Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, Memorial 10.

SELF

Thomas

Corporal 1424. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died on 12th August 1915 (CD gives 28th August) in Gallipoli. Aged 29. Born Worstead. Enlisted Westwick, Norfolk. Son of Tom and Harriett Self, of East Ruston, Norfolk; husband of Harriet Self, of 7, Bacton Rd., North Walsham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

SIDELL

George

Private 50991. 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Formerly 1328 Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd April 1917. Born Antingham, Norfolk. Lived Worstead. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VII. E. 10.

WRIGHT

Walter William

Gunner 54767. 68th Heavy Battery, attached to Government Dairy Farm (Amara), Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia on 22nd October 1918. Aged 24. Born and lived North Walsham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Arthur and Bessie Wright, of Crossing Gates, Heath Farm, North Walsham, Norwich. Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XIV. C. 22.

YOUELLS

Herbert Ernest

Lance Corporal 41420. 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Formerly 6547 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th October 1918. Aged 26. Born Worstead. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Thomas and Emma Youells, of Worstead, Norfolk. Buried: Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. III. A. 15.

ALSO
TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WAR
1939 – 1945

BATCHELOR

Donald Benjamin

Trooper 14316933. 44th (7th Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment), Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Died on 6th September 1944. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Batchelor, of Worstead, Norfolk. Commemorated: Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 1.

BUNNETT

William Robert

Private 5771855. 7th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 14th May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Daniel Sidney George Bunnett, and of Florence Susannah Bunnett, of Worstead, Norfolk. Buried: Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz, Moselle, France. Ref. Grave 22.

COLE

Walter

Lieutenant 225875. 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died on 31st May 1943. Aged 36. Son of Ernest Walter Palmer Cole and Annie Cole; nephew of Annie E. Cole, of North Walsham, Norfolk. Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 2. O. 73.

HARVEY

David T.

Probably: David Thomas Harvey. Private 5771657. 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 3rd November 1943. Buried: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 6. K. 13.

KERSHAW

Charles Hugh Monk

Captain 66980. 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Died on 9th September 1943. Aged 30. Son of the Revd. Charles William Kershaw, M.A., and Maude Ethelyn Kershaw, of Mundesley-on-Sea, Norfolk. Buried: Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria. Ref. IV. F. 7.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES HUGH MONK
KERSHAW
CAPTAIN THE LINCOLNSHIRE REGT.
FELL IN ACTION AT
SALERNO
9TH SEPTEMBER 1940
AGE 30 YEARS
R.I.P.

WALES

Jack Rowland

Sergeant 1496737. 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 4th September 1943. Aged 22. Son of Walter R. and Elsie E. Wales, of Worstead, Norfolk. Commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 168.
Special note: On the night of 3rd/4th September 1943, Lancaster III JA930 HW-Y took off at 19.49 hrs from Grimsby tasked with bombing Berlin. The aircraft exploded over Berlin.  

YAXLEY

Reginald Harry

Gunner 14310914. 126 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 12th February 1945. Aged 20. Son of Harry and Helena Jane Yaxley, of Worstead, Norfolk. Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 55. D. 4.

AND THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO DEATH.

Buried in the churchyard, not on the Memorial.

FAIRBAIRN

Alfred Joseph James

(Named Arthur on CD). Serjeant Major S/12784. 490th H.T. Company, Army Service Corps. Died at home on 17th August 1918. Aged 40. Born Bermondsey. Lived Croydon. Enlisted London. Buried: Worstead (St. Mary) Churchyard. North of West end of church.

S/12784 STAFF SERJ MJR
A.J.J. FAIRBAIRN
ARMY SERVICE CORPS
17TH AUGUST 1918
AGE 40

By a path in the Churchyard.


THIS TREE WAS PLANTED 17TH SEPTEMBER 2000 TO
COMMEMORATE THE FORMATION OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS
IN 1850 AND ALSO IN MEMORY OF
LIEUTENANT GENERAL
THE HONORABLE SIR
WILLIAM ROUS KCB OBE
27TH COLONEL COLDSTREAM GUARDS.

1 February 2005

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