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WRAMPLINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Chris Clarke 2008

The Wramplingham war memorials take two forms, the first is an exterior memorial in the form of a cross on a very tall, tapering, shaft mounted on a plinth with a one-stepped base. The second is inside the church and is in the form of a wooden board with the names and inscritpion carved into it. There are seven names listed for World War 1 and one for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Clarke 2008

IN MEMORY OF
ALL THOSE FROM THIS
PARISH WHO FOUGHT
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918 & ESPECIALLY
OF THE FOLLOWING
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES

BAILEY

Arthur Yorke

2nd Lieutenant Arthur Yorke Bailey was born in c1897 and enlisted in the 5th Battalion attd. 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 27th July 1916 aged 19. He is buried at Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 13A and 13B and is remembered on the Wramplingham War Memorial. He was the son of Arthur A. W. and Helen M. Bailey, of Wramplingham Hall.

CAVALIER

John Stanford

Sergeant 7529 John Stanford Cavalier was born in Buxton Norfolk c1883. He enlisted in the 5th Brigade Australian Field Artillery Regiment in Armidale NSW on 24th August 1915 under the alias of John Smith. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 18th April 1917 aged 34. He is buried at Vaulx Hill Cemetery Grave II. G. 17 and is remembered on the Wramplingham War Memorial. He was the son of the Rev. Edward Frederic Cavalier, M.A., of Wramplingham Rectory, Norfolk, England, and the late Katherine Louisa Cavalier. He was a ranchman and a resident of Blackville NSW.

COLLINGS

William Robert

Private 6943 William Robert Collings was born in Snettisham c1886. He enlisted in the 1st Norfolk "D" Coy. Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 14th September 1914 aged 30. He is remembered on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial and on the Wramplingham War Memorial. He was the son of William Robert Collings, of Stone Cottage, Wramplingham.

HOWES

John Robert

Corporal 29769 John Robert Howes enlisted in the 7th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 19th September 1917. He is buried at Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux Grave I. M. 12 and is remembered on the Wramplingham War Memorial.

MITCHELL

Frederick William

Private 13604 Frederick William Mitchell was born in Wramplingham. He enlisted in the 8th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 1st July 1916 aged 26. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 1C and 1D and on the Wramplingham War Memorial. He was the son of Walter and Honor Mitchell of Wramplingham.

OLDFIELD

John Robert

Private 24298 John Robert Oldfield was born in Wramplingham c1886. He enlisted in the 8th Norfolk Regiment in Wisbech. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 21st October 1916 aged 30. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 1C and 1D and on the Wramplingham War Memorial. He was the son of Robert Robin Oldfield and Louisa Ruth Oldfield, of Wramplingham.

THOMPSON

Percival Ernest

Corporal M/279858 Percival Ernest Thompson was born in Bungay c1896. He enlisted in the 976th M.T. Company Royal Army Service Corps in Ilford. He served in Mesopotamia and died on 29th October 1918 aged 22. He is buried at Tehran War Cemetery Grave V. E. 10 and is remembered on the Wramplingham War Memorial. He was a resident of Wymondham.

1939-1945

TOLVER

W L

Private, Suffolk Regiment

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Last updated 15 October, 2008

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