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EAST AND WEST WRETHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Bob Bailey, researched martin Edwards 2006

The memorial is in the form of a stone cross mounted on a plinth with a two stepped base. it covers both East and West Wretham. There are fourteen names for World War 1 and one for World War 2 listed by surname, rank, initials, battalion and Regiment or service.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
OF EAST AND WEST
WRETHAM
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WARS
1914-1918
1939-1945

 

1914-1918

CHASE

F A E

Private 59525, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 4th November 1918. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B Grave 15.

KEMP

Charles Walter

Private 59524, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 29th September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Robert and Julia Kemp, of West Wretham, Thetford, Norfolk. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE, Aisne, France. Plot IV Row D Grave 8

KIDD

Henry George

Private 13920, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 16th September 1916. Aged 27. Son of William Elijah and Louisa Jane Kidd, of West Wretham, Thetford, Norfolk; husband of Ethel Mary Kidd, of 17, Lower Vauxhall, Wolverhampton. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot II Roiw E Grave 11

NICHOLS

H

Private, 1st Norfolk Regiment - NO further information currently available

NOBLE

M A P

Second Lieutenant, "C" Battery, 121st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 1st July 1917. Aged 20. Son of Saxton and Celia Noble, of Kent House, Knightsbridge, London, and Wortham Hall, Norfolk. Buried in FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 3. Row G. Grave 22.

SANGSTER

F

Private 2652, 4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 7th APril 1915. Aged 22. Son of Amelia Sangster, of The Scheddles, West Wretham, Thetford, Norfolk, and the late Alexander Sangster. Native of Towcester. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 66.

WRIGHT

Thomas Edmund

Private B/200149, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 21st March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

CURREY

Arthur William

Private G/15236, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 21st October 1916. No known grace. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.

GATES

Frederick John Harry

Lance Corporal 200484, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 19th April 1917. Aged 21. Son of George and Harriett Gates, of Little Hockham, Attleborough. Born at East Wretham, Norfolk. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, israel. Plot XXX Row F Grave 6

KIDD

Charles Henry

Ordinary Seaman J63650, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died 15th January 1917. Buried north-west of the church in ST. ETHELBERT CHURCHYARD, EAST WRETHAM, Norfolk.

LOCKWOOD

Louis John

Lance Corporal 12818, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 13th october 1915. Aged 24. Son of William G. and Esther Lockwood, of East Wretham, Thetford, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

MENDHAM

Harry Christmas

[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 41097, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 3rd May 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

ROWLEY

Hugh Travers

Captain, 9th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 1st July 1916. Aged 23. Son of the Rev. Herbert Seddon Rowley, M.A., and Mrs. F. L. Rowley, of Wretham Rectory, Thetford. Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

SCOTT

Frederick

Private 1410, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 8th November 1915. Aged 23. Son of Mrs. Alice Scott, of Butterfly Farm Cottage, Attleborough. Buried north-west of the church in ST. ETHELBERT CHURCHYARD, EAST WRETHAM, Norfolk.

1939-1945

BUCK

Ronald Aarthur

Lance Corporal 5825628, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 29th May 1940. Aged 26. Son of John and Frances Buck. Buried in OOSTVLETEREN CHURCHYARD, Vleteren, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave 5.

Last updated 21 September, 2006

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