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WYMONDHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Clarke 2014

The Wymondham memorial is twenty-two feet high and stands on a square base of blue Robinhood stone, on the site of which are cut in plain lettering the 142 names of the fallen men. Three steps form the foundation for the solid base bearing the names, and above the topmost step is the inscription, “In honoured memory of the men of Wymondham who fell in the Great War 1914-1919.” Surrounding the base is an obelisk of Portland stone, with a simple cross in relief on the eastern face. A laurel wreath surmounts the list of names on each face of the base. There are 143 names listed for World War 1 and 45 for World War 2 with 3 civilians for World War 2. The memorial was originally unveiled 24 July 1921.

Photographs copyright © Chris Clarke 2014
From an old postcard

IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF WYMONDHAM
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

 
ANDREWS
Harry
Private 17609 Harry Andrews was born in Hardington. He enlisted in the 1st Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 4th September 1916. He is buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.2 Grave XXXI. K. 7 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
BALLS
Robert W
Private 43717 Robert W Balls was born in Wymondham c1900. He enlisted in the 4th South Staffordshire Regiment in Attleborough. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 10th April 1918 aged 18. He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 6 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs. Florence E. Balls, of Friars Croft Lane, Wymondham.
BARKER
Claude Henry/Harrison
Private 21368 Claude Harrison Barker was born in Freethorpe near Great Yarmouth on 21st October 1897. He originally enlisted as 9453 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich on 11th January 1915, but transferred to the 8th Border Regiment ‘A Company’ on 9th November 1915. He embarked for France & Flanders on 29th December 1915, was posted to 2nd Entrenching Battalion on 17th January, joining the 8th Borderers a month later and died of wounds on 11th July 1916 aged 18. He is buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension Grave I. E. 26 and is remembered on the Wymondham and Morley St Botolph War Memorials. He was the son of Arthur George and Blanche Rachel Barker, of London Road, Suton, Wymondham where he was resident. He had three brothers, Russel Hinds, Stanley George and Ernest Henry, and four sisters, Norah, Muriel, Winifred and ? Claude was a gardener at the time of his enlistment.
BARNARD
Robert Reginald
Private 200237 Robert Reginald Barnard was born in Wymondham c1893. He enlisted in the 1st/4th Norfolk Regiment 'D' Company in Norwich in August 1914. He served on the Balkan front from 9th August 1915 and later in Palestine where he was killed in action on 19th April 1917 aged 24. He is buried at Gaza War Cemetery Grave XXIII. E. 11 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Frederick and Elizabeth Barnard.
BARNES
Frederick
Private 41425 Frederick Barnes was born in Wymondham. He enlisted in the 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 28th March 1918. He is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial Panel 28 and 29 and on the Wymondham War Memorial.
BARNES
Isaac John
Private 14930 Isaac John Barnes was born in Iken Suffolk. He enlisted in the 8th Suffolk Regiment in Ipswich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 17th February 1917. He is buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt Grave VI. E. 8 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
BARTRAM
Charles Edward
Lance Corporal 269244 Charles Edward Bartram was born in Wymondham. He enlisted in the 7th Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) in Alfreton. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 25th October 1917. He is buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs. M. A. Bartram, of Northfield, Wymondham.
BARTRAM
Charles Ernest
Private G/12580 Charles Ernest Bartram was born in Wymondham Northfield. He originally enlisted in the in the East Surrey Regiment in Norwich on 1st May 1916, transferring to the 1st East Kent Regiment on 12th September 1916. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 26th September 1918. He is buried at Brie British Cemetery Grave III. D. 7 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. George Bartram of Northfield, Wymondham where he was a resident.
BARTRAM
Thomas William
Private 8297 Thomas William Bartram was born in Tivetshall St Mary c1887. He enlisted in the 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment in Gainsborough. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 10th March 1915 aged 28. He is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial Panel 8 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the brother of Ellen Jane Bartram, of Tivetshall St. Mary, Norwich.
BEALES
Jack William
Private / Driver 9010 Jack William Beales was born in c1897. He originally enlisted in the as 3448 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 1st/4th Northumberland Fusiliers. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 15th September 1916 aged 19. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier & Face 10B 11B & 12B and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. John P Beales.
BEALES
James (Jack)
Private 18102 James (Jack) Beales was born in Deopham c1886. He enlisted in the 2nd Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in Mesopotamia and was killed in action on 3rd July 1916 aged 30. He is buried at Amara War Cemetery Grave VIII. A. 11 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of William Beales, of Browick, Wymondham; husband of Mary Ellen Beales, of Folly Road, Wymondham.
BINDLEY
Raymond Hall
Corporal 17148 Raymond Hall Bindley enlisted in the 7th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich on 7th December 1914. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 3rd July 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 1C and 1D and on the Wymondham and on the Norfolk Teachers War Memorials. He was Assistant Master at Browick Road Boys School.
BLAZEY
William Arthur
Driver 15200 William Arthur Blazey was born in c1898. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery "D" Battery 285th Brigade in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 10th April 1915 and was killed in action on 9th April 1918 aged 20. He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 1 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Blazey, of Damgate Street, Wymondham.
BRAY
Frederick
Private 14221 Frederick Bray was born in c1888. He enlisted in the 1st Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham. He served in France & Flanders from 12th May 1915 and was killed in action on 4th June 1916 aged 28. He is buried at Faubourg D'amiens Cemetery, Arras Grave I. C. 19 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bray.
BRIGGS
Thomas Henry
Private 2732 Thomas Henry Briggs was born in c1880. He enlisted in the 1st/4th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in Dardanelles from 9th August 1915 and was killed in action on 26th August 1915 aged 35. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial Panel 42 to 44 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of John and Hannah Briggs, of Norwich Road, Wymondham; husband of Florence Briggs, of Damgate Street, Wymondham.
BROOKS
Ernest George
Private 1456 Ernest George Brooks was born in Wacton near Wymondham c1892. He enlisted in the 12th Australian Infantry in Helena Vale Western Australia on 9th January 1915. He embarked on HMAT ‘Itonus’ from Fremantle on 22nd February 1915 and served in Dardanelles where he died of wounds on 10th July 1915 aged 24, having been wounded on 4th July. He is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial 35 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs. Caroline Brooks, Denmark, Western Australia. He was a wheelwright at the time of his enlistment.
BROWN
Edward Anthony
Private 14355 Edward Anthony Brown was born in c1892. He enlisted in the 9th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 30th August 1915 and died of wounds received at the Battle of Loos on 11th November 1915 aged 23. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Grave I. 101 and is remembered on the Wymondham and Spooner Row War Memorials. He was the son of George and Harriet Brown, of Queen Street, Spooner Row, Wymondham.
BROWN
Leonard G
Private 20642 Leonard G Brown was born in Holloway Middlesex c1897. He originally enlisted as 17513 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 1st Essex Regiment. He was en route to Gallipoli when he was drowned on the Royal Edward on 13th August 1915 aged 18. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233 and on the Wymondham and Spooner Row War Memorials. He was the son of George and Harriet Brown, of Queen Street, Spooner Row, Wymondham.
BROWN
Melton Russell
Private 8462 Melton Russell Brown was born in c1883. He enlisted in the 2nd Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in Mesopotamia from 15th November 1914 and was drowned at sea on 16th June 1916 aged 23. He is remembered on the Basra Memorial Panel 10 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Frederick Thomas and Julia Anna Brown, late of Wymondham.
BROWN
Samuel Roland
Private 10902 Samuel Roland Brown was born in Hingham c1890. He originally enlisted in the 9th Royal West Surrey Regiment in Norwich on 23rd February 1916, transferring to the 1st East Surrey Regiment on 10th May 1916. He was posted to France & Flanders on 26th August 1916 where he served until he was reported missing, presumed killed in action on 20th September 1916 aged 26. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 6B and 6C and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Arthur Brown, of Norwich Road, Wymondham. Standing at just 5 feet 2 inches he was a horseman at the time of his enlistment, living at Goers’ Farm, Stanfield.
BRUMMAGE
Walter
Petty Officer 211313 Walter Jack Brummage was born in Wymondham 21st April 1884. He enlisted in the Royal Navy in c1900. He served on HMS Formidable and was drowned on 1st January 1915 aged 29. He is remembered on Chatham Naval Memorial 9 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of the late Mr. Jas Brummage.
BUNN
Benjamin
Corporal 16311 Benjamin Bunn was born in Wymondham c1896. He originally enlisted as 7554 in the Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham later transferring to the Machine Gun Corps 15th Company. He served in France & Flanders from 6th March 1915 and died of wounds on 4th September 1918 aged 22. He is buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension Grave IV. D. 22 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Eleanor Mary Ann Howes, of 2 Rattle Row, Pople Street, Wymondham.
BUNN
Bertie
Lance Corporal 202943 Bertie Bunn was born in Wymondham c1892. He originally enlisted as 2254 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich later transferring to the 1st/4th East Yorkshire Regiment. He served on the Balkan front from 14th August 1915 and later in France & Flanders where he was killed in action (possibly as PoW) on 14th August 1918 aged 26. He is buried at Glageon Communal Cemetery Grave K9 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Robert & Honor Bunn, of Browick, Wymondham.
BUNN
Ernest
Ernest Bunn is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. No further information is currently available.
BUNN
Ernest Sidney
Private 14168 Ernest Sidney Bunn was born in Browick on 5th July 1895. He enlisted in the 1st Norfolk Regiment in Norwich on 1st September 1914 and was initially stationed at Walton. He served in France & Flanders from 12th May 1915 and died of wounds on 2nd February 1916 aged 19 (according to the family memorial in Wymondham Cemetery) having received gun shot wound to the right shoulder on 19th January 1916. He is buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery Plot I. Row D. Grave 43 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Robert and Honor Bunn, of Browick, Wymondham. He was an agricultural land servant or farm hand at the time of his enlistment. He was punished for having a dirty rifle in 1914.
BUNN
Frederick A
Lance Sergeant B/2569 Frederick A Bunn was born in Deopham c1894. He enlisted in the 2nd Rifle Brigade in Wymondham on 29th August 1914 after a recruitment meeting held at the Market Cross. He served in France & Flanders from 21st May 1915 and was killed in action on 23rd September 1917 aged 23. He is buried at Prowse Point Military Cemetery Grave III. C. 7 and is remembered on the Wymondham and Hingham War Memorials. He was the son of John Bunn, of Hingham, Norfolk; husband of Mrs M. A. Bunn, of Vicar Street, Wymondham where he was resident. He was an employee at Gaymers Cider Attleborough.
BUNN
John
John Bunn is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. No further information is currently available.
BUNN
Reginald George
Corporal L/15596 Reginald George Bunn enlisted in the 2nd Middlesex Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 28th April 1915 and died of wounds on 11th April 1917. He is buried at Bray Military Cemetery II. H. 37 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
BUNN
Robert
Gunner 895049 Robert Bunn was born in Stratford. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery "D" Battery 276th Brigade in Stratford. He served in France & Flanders and died on 24th July 1917 aged 21. He is buried at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery Grave V. A. 9 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of George William and Elizabeth Esther Bunn, of Stratford, London.
BUNN
Wesley
Lance Corporal 5388 Wesley Bunn was born in c1887. He enlisted in the 3rd/5th Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham on 11th December 1915. He served at Home, being appointed Lance Corporal on 14th April 1916. He was admitted to Aylesbury Central Military Hospital on 30th May 1916, ‘slightly feverish’ and with a ‘considerable headache’, possibly an adverse reaction to inoculation for typhoid. He died on 30th June 1916 at 8:30pm from ‘toxaemia’ due to ‘septic absorption’ aged 29. His death was accepted as being due to military service. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Grave A.241 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Alfred and Emma Bunn, of Spooner Row, Wymondham and brother of Herbert and Mabel.
BURTON
Frederick
Private G/15233 Frederick Burton was born in Oulton and originally enlisted as 3240 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich by September 1914 later transferring to the 11th Royal Sussex Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 3rd April 1918. He is buried at Ste. Emilie Valley Cemetery, Villers-Faucon Grave III. B. 14 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. C. W. Burton, of Bloick Hall Cottage, Fundenhall, Norwich.
BUSH
Walter
Private 14010 Walter Bush was born in Wymondham c1879. He enlisted in the 9th Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham on 29th August 1914. He served in Walton from 31st October 1914 to 14th May 1915 and Colchester until 22nd September 1915 before departing for France & Flanders, being killed in action on 18th November 1915 aged 36. He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 4 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. Walter Bush (deceased) Mrs. Elizabeth Woodbine, of Back Lane, Town Green, Wymondham and the husband of Emily Bush (deceased) whom he married in Wymondham on 8th September 1900 and left two children, Alice born on 18th July 1902, and Walter born on 5th March 1903. He was a labourer at the time of his enlistment.
BUTLER
Frederick Ferman
Private 3/8177 Frederick "Fly" Ferman Butler was born in Wymondham. He enlisted in the 1st Norfolk Regiment in Norwich, having seen previous service in South Africa. He served in France & Flanders from 3rd December 1914 and was killed in action on 25th June 1915. He is buried at Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery Grave C.27 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. F. Butler, of White Horse Street, Wymondham.
BUTLER
George Arthur
Private 18450 George Arthur Butler was born in Wymondham. He enlisted in the 9th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 7th October 1915 and was killed in action (shot through the head whilst on sentry duty) on 18th October 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 1C and 1D on the Wymondham War Memorial.
BUTLER
Harry
Rifleman B/2568 Harry Butler was born in Wymondham c1891. He enlisted in the 9th Rifle Brigade in Wymondham on 29th August 1914 after a recruitment meeting held at the Market Cross. He served in France & Flanders from 21st May 1915, was promoted to the rank of Acting Corporal on 2nd July 1915 and was killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 25th September 1915 aged 24. He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 46 – 48 and 50 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Mary Ann Butler, of White Horse Street, Wymondham. He was a factory hand at the time of his enlistment.
CARPENTER
Arthur Edward
Private 28210 Arthur Edward Carpenter was born in Suton Wymondham c1882. He originally enlisted as 25325 in the 3rd Norfolk Regiment in Norwich on 15th February 1916, transferring to the 12th East Yorkshire Regiment on 14th October 1916. He served in France & Flanders from 23rd September 1916 and was killed in action on 13th November 1916 aged 34. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 2C and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of John and Maria Carpenter, of Spooner Row, Wymondham and had a brother, Dennis and two sisters, Lily and Winifred. He was a horseman on a farm at the time of his enlistment.
CARPENTER
Walter
Walter Carpenter is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. No further information is currently available.
CATLYN
Sidney
Private 235615 Sidney Catlyn was born in Wymondham c1896. He originally enlisted as 3388 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich on 19th October 1916, transferring to the 12th York & Lancaster Regiment in August 1917. He served in France & Flanders from 23rd July 1917 and died of gas wounds on 1st October 1917 aged 21. He is buried at Roclincourt Military Cemetery Grave I. E. 6 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Leonard James Catlyn, of Church Street, Wymondham. He was a carpenter at the time of his enlistment.
CHAMBERLAIN
Frank Ernest
Private 20443 Frank Ernest Chamberlain was born in Wymondham. He originally enlisted as 17157 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 1st Essex Regiment. He served in Dardanelles and was killed in action on 6th August 1915. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was a resident of Wymondham.
CHAMBERLIN
Benjamin
Private 9018 Benjamin Chamberlin was born in Hethersett c1898. He originally enlisted as 3410 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 1st/4th Northumberland Fusiliers. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 13th September 1916 aged 19. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 10B 11B and 12B and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of William and Ann Maria Chamberlin.
CHILDERHOUSE
John Steven
Private 7870 John Steven Childerhouse was born in Wymondham c1884. He enlisted in the 1st Coldstream Guards in Wymondham in c1908. He served in France & Flanders from 12th August 1914 and was wounded on August 29th. After a period at home he returned to France where he was killed in action during an engagement at Vermelles on 28th September 1915 aged 31. He is remembered on the Loos Memorial Panel 7 and 8 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of S. Childerhouse, of London Road, Wymondham.
CHILVERS
William
Lance Corporal 3/10187 William Chilvers was born in Norwich c1879. He enlisted in the 1st Norfolk Regiment in Attleborough. He served in France & Flanders from 24th March 1915 and was killed in action on 31st July 1916 aged 37. He is buried at Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies Pier and Face 1C & 1D and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chilvers, of Garden House, Newton, St. Faith's, Norwich; husband of Anna Elizabeth Gray (formerly Chilvers), of 12, Thoroughfare Yard, Magdalen Street, Norwich, and left three children. He was a resident of Wymondham and an employee of Messers Page (brush works) of Wymondham.
CLABBURN
Percy
Sergeant 458165 Percy Clabburn was born in Wymondham on 12th June 1890. He enlisted in the 60th Canadian Infantry in Montreal, Canada on 22nd July 1915. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 26th November 1916 aged 26. He is buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi Grave III. J. 9 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of George and Martha Clabburn, of Wymondham.
CLAXTON
Ernest Sidney
Private 20924 Ernest Sidney Claxton was born in Gorleston-On-Sea c1882. He originally enlisted as 19234 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 3rd Essex Regiment. He served on the Balkan front from 9th October 1915 and died of influenza in Norwich Military Hospital on 27th October 1918 aged 36. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Grave 2. 95 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the husband of Eunice Eliza Claxton, of Friars Croft Lane, Wymondham.
CLEMENTS
Thomas Samuel
Private 18619 Thomas Samuel Clements was born in Wymondham c1880. He enlisted in the 8th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich on 26th January 1915. He served in France & Flanders and was admitted to hospital with shrapnel wound on the left thigh on 20th August 1916, being discharged on 21st October 1916. He died of wounds on 24th October 1917 aged 37. He is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery Grave XXX. G. 6A and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Elizabeth Mary and the late George Samuel Clements, of Town Green Wymondham. He was a single man.
COLDHAM
Alexander (Alec)
Private 107254 Alexander (Alec) Coldham was born in Wymondham c1894. He originally enlisted as 3407 in the Norfolk Regiment in Attleborough then later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 117th Company. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 21st October 1917 aged 23. He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 154 to 159 and 163A and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Coldham, of Chapel Lane, Wymondham. He was for 9 years with Mr H Gascoyne, grocer, Market Place, prior to joining up.
COOKE
Arthur James
Private 17793 Arthur James Cooke was born in Colkirk c1892. He enlisted in the 8th East Surrey Regiment in King's Lynn. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 6th August 1918 aged 26. He is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial Panel 44 and 45 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of George and Anna Maria Cooke of Pople Street, Wymondham and the brother of George R Cooke.
COOKE
George R
Private 14772 George R Cooke was born in Oxwich in early 1894. He enlisted in the 8th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich on 3rd September 1914. He served in France & Flanders from 25th July 1915 and died due to accidental drowning on 28th May 1916 aged 22. He is buried at Bray Military Cemetery I. A. 15 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of George and Anna Maria Cooke of Pople Street, Wymondham and the brother of Arthur J Cooke. He was a farm labourer at the time of his enlistment.
COWLES
Walter Edward
Rifleman / Sergeant A/2335 Walter Edward Cowles was born in Wymondham. He enlisted in the 9th King's Royal Rifle Corps in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 21st May 1915 and was killed in action on 25th September 1915. He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 51 and 53 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was a resident of Wymondham.
CROSS
Donald
Private 812176 Donald Cross was born in East Molesey, Surrey on 28th January 1890. He enlisted in the 50th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) in Edmonton on 26th April 1916. He served in the France and Flanders and was killed in action near Villiers au Bois on 25th December 1916 aged 26. He is buried at Zouave Valley Cemetery, Souchez Grave I F 6 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Jeremiah Cross of Ye Olde Green Dragon, Wymondham. He was resident at the Royal North West Mounted Police Barracks in Edmonton, Alberta at the time of his enlistment where he had been a policeman for three years, having previously served with the Metropolitan Police for 18 months. He stood at 5 feet 9 tall with brown hair and eyes and a fresh complexion. He was of the Roman Catholic faith.
CROSS
John Buckingham
Company Quartermaster Serjeant 2214 John Buckingham Cross was born in Wymondham c1866. He enlisted in the 1st/4th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in the Dardanelles from 9th August 1915 and died of dysentery on 1st November 1915 aged 51. He is buried at Pieta Military Cemetery Grave D. I. 3 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of the late Robert and Sarah Cross, of Wymondham; husband of Laura Cross, of "Fernlea," Norwich Road, Wymondham. He was well known in the town and district as an enthusiastic sportsman and associated himself with many forms of athletics, notably football – Jack Cross, one of the most consistent halves that ever played. He played the game to the last and when we heard he had made the great sacrifice in Gallipoli we felt that Wymondham had lost one of its best.
DANIELS
Cecil Williams
2nd Lieutenant Cecil Williams Daniels was born in c1893. He originally enlisted as Private 13093 in the Norfolk Regiment. He was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant and received a commission in Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) on 26th June 1917. He served in France and Flanders from 25th July 1915 and died at home on 4th November 1918 aged 25. He is buried at Norwich Cemetery Grave 5. N.G. 614 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. C. Daniels of 1 The Beaches, Mile End Road, Norwich.
DOUBLEDAY
Samuel
Private 11137 Samuel Doubleday was born in Wymondham in c1893 and enlisted in the 13th Royal Fusiliers in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 11th April 1917 aged ~24. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial Bay 3 and on the Wymondham and Spooner Row War Memorials. He was the son of Charles Doubleday and Lavinia Pitts of Spooner Row and was a resident of Wymondham.
DOVE
John Henry Charles
Gunner 55578 John Henry Charles Dove was born in c1889. He enlisted in the Royal Horse Artillery 'W' Battery in Norwich in c1909. He served in India and died of fever in Meerut on 1st October 1915 aged 26. He is remembered on the Delhi 1914-1918 War Memorial and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Dove of Milestone House, Norwich Road, Wymondham.
DUNHAM
Douglas Alfred
Rifleman 1196 Douglas Alfred Dunham was born in Wymondham c1889. He enlisted in the 7th Rifle Brigade in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 10th September 1914 and was killed in action on 18th August 1916 aged ~27. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 16B and 16C and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Alfred and Jessie Dunham and was a resident of Norwich.
EASTOLL
Frederick George
Private 3/10841 Frederick George Eastoll was born in Besthorpe c1880. He enlisted in the 1st Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 11th March 1915 and was killed in action on 27th July 1916 aged 26. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 1C and 1D and on the Wymondham and Besthorpe War Memorials. He was the husband of the late Alice Eastoll and the grandson of Mrs Sarah Eastoll of Silver Street, Besthorpe.
EDWARDS
Ernest Richard
Private 203039 Ernest Richard Edwards was born in Wymondham c1895. He originally enlisted as 203705 in the Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham then later transferred to the 10th Essex Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 22nd October 1917 aged 22. He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 98 to 99 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the second son of Mr. W. and Mrs. Ruth Edwards, of Bellrope Lane, Wymondham.
ELVIN
Bernard William
Private 17445 Bernard William Elvin was born in Wymondham c1896. He enlisted in the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. He served in France & Flanders from 26th May 1915 and was killed in action on 3rd April 1916 aged 19. He is buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Loos Grave III. J. 20 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Charles and Eliza Alice Elvin, of 6, Cemetery Road, Wymondham. He was much respected, and was a member of the Wymondham Congregational Choir and Bible Class. One of his officers said: "He has proved himself a splendid soldier, and his death is deeply deplored by his comrades." The CSM of his regiment said: "He was a good soldier and firm friend."
ELVIN
George William
Private 23185 George William Elvin was born in Wymondham c1897. He enlisted in the Norfolk Regiment on 15th February 1915 in Norwich, transferring to the 3rd Border Regiment 'B' Co on 5th November 1915. He served in France from 30th December 1915. He was wounded in action on 25th June 1916 suffering from shell shock. He died at home from a fractured skull and internal injuries on 27th October 1916 aged 19 after being knocked down by a motor lorry whilst off duty. He is buried at Barrow-In-Furness Cemetery Grave III. 5 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Robert and Laura Elvin, of The Lizard, Wymondham. He was a bricklayer’s labourer at the time of his enlistment.
ELVIN
John William
Sapper 176973 John William Elvin was born in Hempnall. He enlisted in the Royal Engineers 416th Field Coy in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 4th September 1918. He is buried at Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy Grave IV. H. 33 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was a resident of Hempnall.
EVERETT
Harry G
Private 242546 Harry G Everett was born in Tibenham c1898. He enlisted in the 1st/5th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in Mesopotamia and died on 30th October 1917 aged 19. He is buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery Grave XXI. S. 14 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs. A. J. Everett, of Tibenham Street, Tivetshall.
FARROW
George Robert
Private 20605 George Robert Farrow was born in Wymondham c1896. He originally enlisted as 17631 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 1st Essex Regiment. He was en route to Gallipoli when he was drowned on the Royal Edward on 13th August 1915 aged 19. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Noah and Harriet Farrow and a resident of Wymondham.
FICKLING
Thomas Robert
Rifleman 2127 Thomas Robert Fickling was born in Wymondham c1892. He enlisted in the 3rd Rifle Brigade in Norwich on 10th June 1907 serving in Egypt for five years. He served in France & Flanders from 10th September 1914 and was killed in action (hit by a shell) on 23rd October 1914 aged ~22. He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 10 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs Mary Ann Fickling of 16 Queens Street, Wymondham where he was resident. Before the war he played at inside right for Wymondham Football Club (Eastern Football News 30th August 1919).
FORDHAM
Alfred
Private 10638 Alfred Fordham was born in Kenninghall. He enlisted in the 5th Royal Irish Fusiliers in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 23rd March 1918 aged. He is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial Panel 3 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was a resident of Wymondham.
FORKES
Albert Bertie
Trooper 1439 Albert Bertie Forkes was born in Wymondham on 6th September 1886. He enlisted in the Household Battalion, 2nd Life Guards in Norwich on 23rd October 1916. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 11th April 1917 aged 30. He is buried at Athies Communal Cemetery Extension Grave G. 11 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was educated at Wymondham Council school. He was the fourth son of Mr and Mrs W Forkes of Queen Street Wymondham. Prior to enlistment last year he was manager for Messrs Stead and Simpson at their St Benedicts Branch Norwich and before this was with Mr W. Mace Wymondham.
FULCHER
Arthur John
Private 2243 Arthur John Fulcher was born in Wymondham c1878. He enlisted in the 1st/4th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich on 8th August 1914. He departed from Liverpool aboard HMS Aquitania on 29th July 1915, arriving in the Dardanelles on 9th August 1915 and received a bullet wound to the abdomen in action on 4th September 1915. He died of his wounds aboard HS Salta on 7th September 1915 (GWGC says 1st – war record shows date changed) aged 37, being buried at sea the following day. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial Panel 42 to 44 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Fulcher, of Wymondham; husband of Laura Fulcher, of Damgate Bridge, Wymondham, and was the father of five children. He was a labourer employed by GR Ayton of Wymondham at the time of his enlistment.
GEORGE
George
Private 29887 George George was born in c1898. He enlisted in the 9th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 30th May 1917 aged 19. He is buried at Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension II. B. 26 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Esther George, of Wymondham.
GOODINGS
Victor George
Private G/67435 Victor George Goodings was born in Wymondham c1899. He enlisted in the 6th The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment in Attleborough. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 27th September 1918 aged 19. He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial Panel 3 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Goodings of Damgate Street, Wymondham.
HERON
Frederick George
Private 3022 Frederick George Heron was born in c1894. He enlisted in the 1st/5th Norfolk Regiment in Dereham. He served in Dardanelles from 6th August 1915 and died on 21st August 1915 aged 21. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial Panel 42 to 44 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of George and Sarah Heron, of Vicar Street, Wymondham.
HIGH
Charles Edward
Private 3/5246 Charles Edward High enlisted in the 1st Norfolk Regiment in Norwich having seen much service in the South African War. He served in France & Flanders from 19th January 1915 and was killed in action at Hill 60 on 18th April 1915. He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 4 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr and Mrs E. High of Station Road, Wymondham.
HOOD
Frederick
Sergeant 56587 Frederick Hood was born in Great Yarmouth c1889. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery"C" Battery 92nd Brigade in Great Yarmouth. He served in France & Flanders from 21st July 1915 and was killed in action on 7th October 1916 aged ~27. He is buried at Carnoy Military Cemetery Grave V.12 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
HOWARD
Herbert Richard
Corporal 1559 Herbert Richard Howard was born in near Norwich c1883, leaving for Australia in 1911. He enlisted in the 6th Australian Infantry in Melbourne Victoria Australia on 15th December 1914. He embarked on HMAT ‘Runic’ from Melbourne on 19th February and served in Dardanelles where he was killed in action on 8th May 1915 aged 32. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial Panel 201 to 204 or 332 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Richard and Mary Howard; husband of Henrietta Howard, of 11, North Hall Row, Burley Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He was a native of Harleston, Norfolk, England, his occupation being listed as miner at the time of his enlistment.
HOWES
Ambrose A
Private 18991 Ambrose A Howes was born in Wymondham. He originally as enlisted as 146467 in the RHA in Wymondham then later transferred to the 1st Princess Victoria’s Royal Irish Fusiliers. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 11th April 1917. He is buried at Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux Grave I. B. 11 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
HOWES
Harcourt
Private 8404 Harcourt Howes was born in Downham Market c1892. He enlisted in the 2nd Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in Mesopotamia from 15th November 1914 and died at Sea on 10th December 1915 aged 23. He is remembered on the Basra Memorial Panel 10 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Charles and Mary Howes.
HOWES
Herbert Albert (Harry)
Lance Corporal 6962 Herbert Albert (Harry) Howes was born in Wymondham c1889. He enlisted in the Coldstream Guards in Great Yarmouth. He served in France & Flanders from 12th August 1914 and died of wounds on 21st February 1917 aged 28. He is buried at Camberwell Old Cemetery Grave 85. 24536. Screen Wall and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Charles Howes, of Wymondham; husband of Emily Howes, of 58, Crowther Grove, East Dulwich, London and was a P.T. Instructor.
HOWES
Walter
Lance Corporal 7696 Walter Howes was born in Wymondham. He enlisted in the 2nd Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in Mesopotamia from 23rd February 1915 and died on 7th December 1916. He is buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery Angora Memorial 90 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
HOWLETT
Edward (T) Charles
Private 23198 Edward (T) Charles Howlett was born in Wymondham. He originally enlisted as 18577 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 7th Border Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 9th April 1916. He is buried at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres Grave IX. G. 69 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was a resident of Wymondham.
HUGHES
Borroughes Maurice

Major Borroughes Maurice Hughes was born in Wymondham c1872. He enlisted in the 4th Norfolk Regiment in by September 1914. He served in the Dardanelles from 10th August 1915 and was killed in action on 15th September 1915 aged 43. Baptised at Wymondham 10 March 1872, the son of David Watkin and Frances Mary Hughes. Listed in the Medical Register 1913 as living at Wymondham, Norfolk. 1 February 1895, licence Royal College of Physicians Lodnon 1895, Member of Royal College of Surgeons, England, 1895. He is buried at 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery Special Memorial A.79 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 page 175:

HUGHES, BURROUGHES MAURICE, Major. 1/4th The Norfolk Regt. (T.F.), eldest s. of the late David Watkin Hughes, J.P. for 50 years a Surgeon in Wymondham, by his wife, Frances (Market Place. Wymond), dau. of Dr. Henry Barton. of Long Stratton; b. Wymondham, co. Norfolk. 17 Dee. 1873 ; educ. Felsted. and St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. where he graduated M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P., and subsequently became a Surgeon in practice at Wymondham; joined the Norfolk Volunteers as 2nd Lieut. 10 Jan. 1897, and was promoted Lieut. 17 June, 1901; served in the South African War 1899-1902 (Queen's Medal with four clasps); retired from the Volunteers June, 1902 ; but on the outbreak of the European War rejoined as 2nd Lieut. 18 Aug. 1914, being promoted Capt. 23 Nov. 1914. and Major 12 Sept. 1915; served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at the Dardanelles from 24 July, 1915, and was killed in action there 15 Sept. following. Buried in Australia Valley Cemetery. His Commanding Officer wrote: " His loss to the regiment Will be a severe one and difficult to replace. He was an officer beloved by all ranks. and one who always performed his duties fearlessly and conscientiously. His name has been sent in for promotion and mention in Despatches, and we all regret that he should not have been permitted to reap his reward for his excellent services." Major Hughes was mentioned in Despatches ( London Gazette, 28 Jan. 1916), by General Sir Ian Hamilton, for gallant and distinguished service in the field. He m. at Wymondham, 14 April. 1909, Catherine Mary (Middleton Street, Wymondham), only dau. of Henry Laurence Cubitt, of Wymondham, and had two sons : Jeremiah Cubitt, b. 4 June, 1910, and Thomas Peter, b. 7 May, 1912.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1915:

HUGHES Burroughes Maurice of Wymondham Norfolk captain in H.M. Army died 15 September 1915 in Gallipoli having been killed in action Probate Norwich 30 October to Catherine Mary Hughes widow and the reverend Edwin Watkin Hughes clerk. Effects £1754 6s 1d.

HUTSON
Horace Frederick
Private 18814 Horace Frederick Hutson was born in North Lopham c1890. He enlisted in the 6th Northamptonshire Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 16th December 1915 and was killed in action on 3rd May 1917 aged 27. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial Bay 7 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Herbert Frederick Hutson, of Cavick Road, Wymondham.
JERMYN
Algy (Algernon) James
Private 7895 Algy (Algernon) James Jermyn was born in Wicklewood c1880. He enlisted in the 2nd Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham. He served in Mesopotamia from 15th November 1914 and was killed in action on 22nd November 1915 aged 25. He is remembered on the Basra Memorial Panel 10 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of James Jermyn, of Downham Road, Wymondham.
JERMYN
Sidney William
Sidney William Jermyn was born in Silfield, Wymondham c1889. He died on 16th December 1920 aged 32. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr and Mrs H Jermyn of Silfield, Wymondham; He was a married man.
JOYCE
Herbert Henry
Private 22677 Herbert Henry Joyce was born in Wymondham. He enlisted in the 2nd Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in Mesopotamia and died on 25th July 1916. He is buried at Basra War Cemetery Grave VI. J. 5 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
KERRIDGE
Bert Frederick
Private 23998 Bertie Frederick Kerridge was born in Wymondham c1889. He enlisted in the 8th Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham. He died of wounds at home on 20th December 1918 aged 29. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Grave 3.99 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Kerridge, of Market Street, Wymondham and the husband of Mrs Ivie Kerridge.
KERRIDGE
Edwin Arthur
Sergeant 116766 Edwin Arthur Kerridge was born in Wymondham on 5th April 1886. He enlisted in the 102nd Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on 12th April 1916. He died on 4th December 1919 aged 33. He is buried at Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery Grave 45. 16. 6 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Arthur William and Ellen Kerridge, of Market Street, Wymondham, Norfolk, England; husband of Gertrude S. Kerridge, of 131, 15th St. West, North Vancouver. He received the Medal of Honour (France).
KERRIDGE
Frank Raymond
Lance Corporal 65005 Frank Raymond Kerridge was born in Wymondham c1895. He originally enlisted as 2765 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 9th Company. He served in the Balkan Front from 9th August 1915 and later France & Flanders where he was killed in action on 3rd May 1917 aged 22. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial Bay 10 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Kerridge, of Market Street, Wymondham.
KETT
George Theodore
Private 19839 George Theodore Kett was born in Wymondham c1897. He enlisted in the 9th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 22nd December 1915 and died of wounds on 23rd August 1917 aged 20. He is buried at Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery Grave IV. D. 45 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of William Henry and Matilda Kett, of Fairland Street, Wymondham.
KING
Kenneth Alfred
Private 290651 Kenneth Alfred King was born in Great Moulton c1876. He originally enlisted as TG/55809 in the Labour Corps in Cromer later transferring to the 1st Norfolk Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 10th October 1917 aged 41. He is buried at Godewaersvelde British Cemetery and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the husband of Clara King, of "The Shrubs," Edgefield, Melton Constable, Norfolk. His mother, Emma, was from Wymondham He was an under game keeper living in the Woodbastwick area at the time of the 1901 census.
LAMB
Ernest
Private 23661 Ernest Lamb was born in St Martins c1896 and enlisted in the 2nd Suffolk Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 8th June 1917 aged 21. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial Bay 4 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. W. Lamb, of 3, Anchor Street, Norwich.
LAMB
George
Private 23060 George Lamb was born in Norwich c1892. He enlisted in the 7th Suffolk Regiment in Bury St Edmunds. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 3rd July 1916 aged 24. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. W. Lamb, of 3, Anchor Street, Norwich.
LEGGETT
Henry (Harry Joseph)
Private 15005 Henry (Harry Joseph) Leggett was born in c1890. He enlisted in the 9th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 30th August 1915 and was killed in action on 15th September 1916 aged 26. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 1C and 1D and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs. J. Leggett, of Wood Cottages, Park Farm, Wymondham.
LLOYD
Alwyn Edward
Rifleman 5675 Alwyn Edward Lloyd was born in Ringland c1893. He enlisted in the 3rd Rifle Brigade in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 24th February 1915 and was killed in action on 31st July 1917 aged 24. He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 46 – 48 and 50 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Charles Henry and Emily Lloyd, of Northfield, Wymondham.
LLOYD
Frederick W
Private 19529 Frederick W Lloyd was born in Wymondham. He enlisted in the 2nd Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in Mesopotamia and was killed in action on 9th April 1916. He is remembered on the Basra Memorial Panel 10 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs Bunn, Downham, Wymondham.
LLOYD
George Watson
Private 5685 George Watson Lloyd was born in c1879. He enlisted in the 1st Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 15th September 1914 and was killed in action on 10th October 1917 aged 38. He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 34 to 35 and 162A and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Charles Henry and Emily Lloyd, of Northfield, Wymondham.
MABBUTT
Edward
Driver 184486 Edward Mabbutt was born in Wymondham c1898. He enlisted as R/12327 in the RFN KRRC in Norwich then later transferred to the Royal Field Artillery "A" Battery 330th Brigade. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 30th July 1917 aged ~19. He is buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery Grave I.I.4 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of John and Annie Mabbutt, 10 Damgate Street, Wymondham where he was a resident.
MEALE
Heber
Private 200488 Heber Meale was born in c1883. He enlisted as 2770 in the 1st/4th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served on the Balkan front from 6th August 1915 and later in Palestine where he was killed in action on 19th April 1917 aged 34. He is buried at Gaza War Cemetery Grave XXIII. G. 9 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Josiah and Frances Meale, of Chandler's Hill, Wymondham.
NICHOLLS
John William
Private 28186 John William Nicholls was born in Wymondham. He originally enlisted as 2255 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 12th East Yorkshire Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 13th November 1916. He is buried at Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery Grave III. F. 12 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was a resident of Wymondham.
OLDFIELD
Edward Charles
Private 41214 Edward Charles Oldfield was born in c1893. He originally enlisted as 5112 in the Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham then later transferred to the 10th Essex Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 8th August 1918 aged 25. He is buried at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery Grave XV. F. 7 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the nephew of Robert Oldfield.
OLLETT
John (Jack) Clement
Private 18004 John (Jack) Clement Ollett originally enlisted as 14283 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. He served in France & Flanders from 29th April 1915 and was killed in action on 9th May 1915. He is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial Panel 28 to 30 and on the Wymondham and Spooner Row War Memorials. He was the son of Mrs Ellen Ollett of Wattlefield near Wymondham.
PEACOCK
Sidney James
Private 235337 Sidney James Peacock was born in c1894. He enlisted as 22876 in the Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham then later transferred to the 1st/4th Seaforth Highlanders. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 4th December 1917 aged 23. He is buried at Hermies Hill British Cemetery Grave I. B. 15 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of James and Hannah Peacock, of Vicar Street, Wymondham. Prior to enlistment was with Messrs GC Clements and Son ironmongers etc of Wymondham.
PROCTOR
Ernest Edward
Lance Corporal 41220 Ernest Edward Proctor enlisted as 5116 in the Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham then later transferred to the 10th Essex Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 8th August 1918. He is remembered on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial Panel 7 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs H Proctor, 8 White Horse Street, Wymondham.
PROCTOR
James Bertie
Private G/6142 James Bertie Proctor was born in Wymondham c1893. He enlisted in the 8th The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) in London. He served in France & Flanders from 31st August 1915 and was killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 26th September 1915 aged 22. He is remembered on the Loos Memorial Panel 15 to 19 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of John and Mary Proctor, of 1, Vimy Ridge, Norwich Road, Wymondham.
PROCTOR
William Herbert
Private 204037 William Herbert Proctor was born in Bury St Edmunds. He enlisted as 9052 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 27th Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish). He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 3rd September 1917. He is buried at Templeux-Le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension Grave B.18 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the third son of Mr and Mrs H Proctor of Damgate Street Wymondham, a married man with a daughter.
RACE
Bale
Private 6456 Bale Race was born in Spooner Row c1884. He enlisted in the 1st Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 16th August 1914 and was killed in action on 24th August 1914 aged 30. He is buried at Elouges Communal Cemetery Special Memorial C. 25 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Jane Elizabeth Race.
READ
Edward Percy
Sergeant 203611 Edward Percy Read was born in Dereham c1884. He enlisted in the 7th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich in May 1915 and was drafted to France in June 1918. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 9th August 1918 aged 34. He is buried at Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois Grave III. E. 2 and is remembered on the Wymondham, Kings Lynn West Lynn and Norwich Brewers War Memorials and on the South Lynn All Saints Church Memorial Window. He was the son of Mr and Mrs W. Read of Wymondham and the husband of Lily Jane Read, of 61, Portland Street, Unthank Road, Norwich, late of "St. Elmo," Ouse Avenue, King's Lynn. He left one child. His obituary states that he had been employed as a clerk at Morgan’s brewery for many years.
REEVE
Edward Albert
Private 20625 Edward Albert Reeve was born in Wymondham 1886. He enlisted as 17283 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 1st Essex Regiment. He was en route to Gallipoli when he was drowned on the Royal Edward on 13th August 1915 aged 29. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of the late Henry and Mary Ann Reeve, of Norwich Road, Wymondham.
REYNER
Maurice Percy
2nd Corporal S/7148 Maurice Percy Reyner was born in Norwich c1895. He enlisted in the Royal Army Ordinance Corps in Norwich. He served from 14th August 1914 and died in South Russia on 22nd August 1919 aged 24. He is remembered on the Haidar Pasha Memorial and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Robert Violet Reyner and Bertha Jane Reyner, of Abbeygate, Wymondham.
RUSH
Jack Herbert
Private G/15242 Jack Herbert Rush was born in Attleborough c1895. He originally enlisted as 2104 in the Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham then later transferred to the 11th Royal Sussex Regiment. He served in France & Flanders / Italy and was killed in action on 21st October 1916 aged 21. He is buried at Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt Grave A.23 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of John and Sarah Ann Rush, of Norwich Common, Wymondham.
SAUNDERS
Arthur George
Gunner 48094 Arthur George Saunders was born in Wymondham c1884. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 20th April 1917 aged ~33. He is buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun Grave II. N. 18 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of John and Annie Saunders, of Wicklewood and the husband of A G. Saunders, of Norwich Road, Wymondham.
SAUNDERS
John
Private 201142 John Saunders was born in c1892. He enlisted in the 1st/4th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in Palestine and died of wounds on 18th April 1917 aged 25. He is buried at Gaza War Cemetery Grave XX. F. 16 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of John and Annie Saunders, of Wicklewood.
SEMMENCE
Albert Davey
Regimental Sergeant Major 3326 Albert Davey Semmence was born in Wymondham on 29th November 1874. He enlisted in the 2nd Norfolk Regiment in Norwich on 3rd November 1892. He served in Mesopotamia from 15th November 1914 and was killed in action at Shaiba on 14th April 1915 aged 40. He is buried at Basra War Cemetery Grave III. E. 7 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Semmence, of Wymondham; husband of Daisy Gillies Semmence, of 6, Belsize Road, Norwich. He was educated at Wymondham Grammar School and won regimental shooting medals in 1897, 1908 and 1910. He had served 23 years in the Army and took part in the South African War where he performed several deeds of heroism and had several bars to his medal. His father before him served 63 years in the Old Volunteers and he had a younger brother in the Royal Engineers.
SEWELL
Charles H
Private 225201 Charles H Sewell was born in Wymondham c1897. He enlisted as 9422 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 1st London Royal Fusiliers. He served in the Balkans from 23rd September 1915 and later France & Flanders where he was killed in action on 1st December 1917 aged ~20. He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval Panel 11 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of William & Ann Sewell of Home Farm, Suton Street Wymondham.
SEWELL
Robert George
Private 2470 Robert George Sewell was born in Wymondham c1890. He enlisted in the 1st/4th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in Dardanelles from 6th August 1915 and was killed in action on 30th September 1915 aged 25. He is buried at 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery Special Memorial C.21 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of William & Ann Sewell of Home Farm Suton Street Wymondham.
SHORTEN
William (T) Edgar
Private 8599 William (T) Edgar Shorten was born in Rockland St Mary. He enlisted in the 2nd Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham. He served in Mesopotamia from 15th November 1914 and was killed in action on 23rd November 1915. He is remembered on the Basra Memorial Panel 10 and on the Wymondham War Memorial.
SMITH
Charles Robert Drake
Able Seaman J23424 Charles Robert Drake Smith was born in Wymondham on 8th September 1896. He enlisted in the Royal Navy. He served on HMS Seagull and was drowned on 30th September 1918 aged 22. He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial 29 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of John William and Caroline Smith, of "The Lizard," Wymondham.
SMITH
Edwin James
Private 50146 Edwin James Smith was born in Norwich. He enlisted in the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 1st October 1918. He is buried at Brie British Cemetery Grave IV. F. 8 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
SMITH
Ernest John
Ernest John Smith is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. No further information is currently available.
SMITH
Robert
Robert Smith is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. No further information is currently available.
SMITH
Robert John
Lance Corporal 200092 Robert John Smith was born in Deopham c1892. He enlisted in the 1st/4th Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham. He served in Palestine from 6th August 1915 and was killed in action on 2nd November 1917 aged 25. He is buried at Gaza War Cemetery Grave XXIV. C. I and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Francis Robert and Bertha Betsy Smith, of Shift House, Wattlefield, Wymondham.
SPINKS
Ernest William
Lance Corporal 14780 Ernest William Spinks was born in Wymondham. He enlisted in the 8th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 25th July 1915 and was killed in action on 22nd October 1916. He is buried at Courcelette British Cemetery Grave I. C. 17 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
SPINKS
George William
Driver 210322 George William Spinks was born in Downham West Norfolk. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery "B" Battery 93rd Brigade in Attleborough. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 22nd March 1918. He is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial Panel 7 to 10 and on the Wymondham War Memorial.
SPINKS
Reginald Victor
Private 33145 Reginald Victor Spinks was born in Wymondham c1896. He enlisted as 1454 in the Norfolk Regiment in Coltishall then later transferred to the 10th Yorkshire (Alexandra Princess of Wales' Own) Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds on 2nd June 1917 aged ~21. He is buried at St. Leger British Cemetery Grave C.38 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of James E and Sarah A Spinks.
SPRUCE
Hyram Wilfred
Sergeant 15335 Hyram Wilfred Spruce was born in Wymondham c1896. He enlisted in the 8th North Staffordshire Regiment in Stone Staffs. He joined the forces on the outbreak of war, but did not go out to France until early 1916. After a period abroad he had acute peritonitis which developed into consumption, but other symptoms set in which resulted in his death at Wharnecliffe Military Hospital Sheffield on 15th August 1916 aged 20. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Grave B.116 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of William and Hannah Spruce, of Fairland Street, Wymondham.
SQUIRES
Frederick
Private 20678 Frederick John Squires was born in Ashwellthorpe c1896. He enlisted as 3/10862 in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich then later transferred to the 1st Essex Regiment. He was en route to Gallipoli when he was drowned on the Royal Edward on 13th August 1915 aged 19. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs. A. M. Squires, of 4, Damgate Street, Wymondham.
SQUIRES
George Adam
Gunner 24769 George Adam Squires was born in Ashwellthorpe c1884. He enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery 2nd Siege Battery in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 17th September 1914 and was killed in action at the battle of Dixmude on 6th November 1914 aged 30. He is buried at Bethune Town Cemetery Grave III. A. 57 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the husband of Winifred Gregory (formerly Squires), of 3, Hillside, Turnchapel, Plymouth.
STAPLES
William Albert
Company Quartermaster Sergeant 16/851 William Albert Staples was born in c1873. He enlisted as Colour Sergeant 7505 in the Norfolk Regiment before transferring to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He served in France and Flanders from 21st November 1915 and died at home on 31st May 1919 aged 46. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Grave 2.7 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of the late Henry and Harriet Staples, of Leicester; husband of Rosa Staples, of 6, Bridewell Street, Wymondham. He served in the South African Campaign and received the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
STARLING
Walter James
Private 8749 Walter James Starling was born in Flordon c1894. He enlisted in the 1st Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 16th August 1914 and died on 22nd June 1917 aged 23. He is buried at Nikolai Cemetery Grave I. C. 3 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Walter and Ellen Starling, of Sculthorpe Lodge, Fakenham, Norfolk.
SWATMAN
Horatio William
Private 1627 Horatio William Swatman was born in Wymondham c1896. He enlisted in the 1st/4th Norfolk Regiment 'D' Company in Wymondham. He served in Dardanelles from 6th August 1914 and was killed in action on 7th September 1915 aged 19. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial Panel 42 to 44 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mrs. Ellen Amelia Swatman, of Norwich Road, Wymondham.
SWATMAN
Sidney Robert
Private 241840 Sidney Robert Swatman was born in Norwich c1896. He enlisted in the 1st/5th Northumberland Fusiliers. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 10th April 1918 aged 22. He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 2 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Robert Swatman, of 3, "Vimy Ridge," Norwich Road, Wymondham.
SYDER
William Charles
Lance Corporal 55991 William Charles Syder was born in Wymondham c1894. He enlisted as 66854 in the Army Ordinance Corps in Norwich before transferring to the 22nd Tyneside Scottish Northumberland Fusiliers. He served in France & Flanders from 31st July 1915 and died on 21st March 1918 aged 24. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial Bay 2 and 3 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. F. Syder of Damgate Street, Wymondham.
THROWER
Christmas John
Lance Corporal 47738 Christmas John Thrower was born in Norwich c1894. He enlisted in the 2nd Welsh Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action at Vadencourt on 15th September 1918 aged 24 and received the Military Medal. He is buried at Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy Grave I. B. 17 and is remembered on the Wymondham and Morley St Botolph War Memorials. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Thrower, of Morley and was a resident of Wymondham.
THROWER
Edward Robert
Private G/10189 Edward Robert Thrower was born in Heigham c1893. He enlisted as 14228 in the Norfolk Regiment in Wymondham then later transferred to the 1st Middlesex Regiment. He served in France & Flanders from 28th April 1915 and died of fever on 17th June 1915 aged 22. He is buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery Grave I. J. 1A and is remembered on the Wymondham and Morley St Botolph War Memorials. He was the son of Robert Edward and Hannah Elizabeth Thrower, of Suton, Wymondham.
THURSTON
Sidney Charles
Trooper 1594 Sidney Charles Thurston was born in Towcester c1898. He enlisted in the Royal Horse Guards in Norwich 12th August 1913. He served in France & Flanders from 11th November 1914 and was killed in action on 13th May 1915 aged 17. He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 3 and on the Wymondham and Hingham War Memorials. He was the son of Robert Joseph Thurston, of 3, Melton Cottages, Melton Road, Wymondham where he was resident.
TUNALEY
Harry
Private G/23484 Harry Tunaley was born in Wymondham c1888. He enlisted in the 10th Royal West Kent Regiment in Rochester Kent in November 1916. He served in France & Flanders, being wounded in the head in June 1917, receiving treatment in France, returning to the firing line soon after, and was killed in action on 31st July 1917 aged ~31. He is buried at Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery Grave V. A. 1 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the husband of M. Tunaley, of 25, Caversham Road, Reading, Berks and a resident of Strood, Rochester Kent. He left one child.
WALKER
John
Gunner 130527 John Walker was born in Wymondham c1897. He enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery 359th Siege Battery in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and died of wounds from the effects of gas poisoning on 27th July 1917 aged ~20. He is buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport Grave IV. C. 14B and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Wallace and Laura Walker of Pople Street, Wymondham where he was resident. Prior to enlistment he was with Messrs JR Wharton and Son (butcher).
WARNES
Charles G
Private 202933 Charles G Warnes was born in Attleborough c1893. He enlisted as 1636 in the Norfolk Regiment in Spooner Row then later transferred to the 4th East Yorkshire Regiment. He served in the Dardanelles from 9th August 1915 and died at home on 9th June 1917 aged 24. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Grave A. 534 and is remembered on the Wymondham and Spooner Row War Memorials. He was the son of George and Laura Warnes, of Spooner Row, Wymondham..
WARNES
Thomas
Private 18322 Thomas Warnes was born in Thurlton. He enlisted in the 9th Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 4th October 1915 and was killed in action on 15th September 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 1C and 1D and on the Wymondham War Memorial.
WATERFIELD
Walter William
Corporal 14495 Walter William Waterfield was born in Wymondham c1889. He enlisted in the 4th Coldstream Guards in London. He served in France & Flanders from 7th September 1915 and was killed in action on 20th October 1918 aged 29. He is buried at Quievy Communal Cemetery Extension Grave D.33 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Fredrick and Sarah Ann Waterfield, of Pople Street, Wymondham.
WATSON
James
Gunner 6148 James Watson was born in Carlton Forehoe c1879. He enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders from 28th September 1915 and died of wounds on 3rd May 1917 aged 38. He is buried at Athies Communal Cemetery Extension Grave H.9 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the husband of Alma C. Bunn (formerly Watson), of 15, Long Row, Leyard, Wymondham and a resident of Great Melton.
WILLIAMSON
Harry Gerald
Private 16374 Harry Gerald Williamson was born in Wymondham c1895. He enlisted in the 10th Norfolk Labour Corps on 11th November 1914, transfering to (438252) 566th H.S. Employment Company on 21st November 1917. He embarked from Devonport for Mesopotamia aboard HMT ‘Kinfauns Castle’ on 10th December 1915, arriving in Basra on 7th January 1916. He was wounded in action in the right shoulder on 22nd April 1916 and was invalided to India as part of list no. 2918 aboard HMT ‘Alnwick Castle’ 1st June 1916. He disembarked in Suez on 9th July 1916 and was admitted to hospital in Alexandria for a week, departing for England on 15th July 1916. He spent 248 days in hospital from 1st August 1916 to 5th April 1917, receiving massage and electrical treatment before being sent on furlough. He was discharged from the Army in Nottingham on 31st August 1918 as a result of being no longer fit for war service. His military character was listed as good, honest and a very willing worker. His place of residence was Damgate Street, Wymondham and his trade was listed as Provisions Warehouseman (Grocer’s Assistant at the time of his enlistment). He died at home on 16th March 1920 aged 24. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Grave A. 133 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of George and Alice Williamson, of Cemetery Road, Wymondham.
WODEHOUSE
Hon E
Second Lieutenant Hon Edward Wodehouse was born in c1899. He enlisted in the 16th Queen's Lancers. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 30th March 1918 aged 19. He is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial Panel 5 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of 2nd Earl & Countess of Kimberley, of Kimberley House, Wymondham. He was educated at Eton and received the Military Cross.
WODEHOUSE
Hon Philip
Lieutenant Hon Philip Wodehouse was born in c1886 and educated at Eton, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He enlisted in the Censor's Staff, General List. He served in France and Flanders and died at home (Kimberley House) on 6th May 1919 aged 32 as the result of an accident sustained in Boulogne in June 1918 whilst serving with the British Army – he fell from a wall, sustaining a severe injury to the back, and after being in hospital several months he was brought to England. He is buried at Kimberley St Peter Churchyard close to North wall of church and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of 2nd Earl & Countess of Kimberley, of Kimberley House, Wymondham. At the 1910 election he unsuccessfully contested the Andover Division in the Liberal interest.
WOODBINE
George
Corporal 84768 George Woodbine was born in Wymondham on 15th December 1889. He enlisted in the Royal Engineers 209th Field Coy in Norwich. He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action Bailleul on 15th April 1918 aged 28. He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 8 and 162 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was a resident of Wymondham.
WOODBINE
John
Private 7458 John Woodbine was born in Wymondham on 12th December 1887. He enlisted in the 2nd Norfolk Regiment in Norwich. He served in Mesopotamia and was killed in action Shaiba on 14th April 1915 aged 27. He is buried at Basra War Cemetery Grave III. D. 8 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
1939-1945
AYTON
Malcolm Charles
Captain 188236 Malcolm Charles Ayton served in the General List. He died on 11th July 1944 aged 48. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Section 2. Grave 44 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Charles Robert and Flora Maude Ayton, of Wymondham; husband of Elsie Elizabeth Ayton, of Wymondham. He received the Military Cross.
BARHAM
William Fred
Gunner 1446425 William Fred Barham served in the 65th Norfolk Yeomanry Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery. He died on 11th June 1940 aged 20. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Section A. Grave 326 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
BETTS
Frank
Gunner 887173 Frank Betts served in the 65th Norfolk Yeomanry Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery. He died on 31st May 1940 aged 20. He is buried at Adinkerke Military Cemetery Grave FF. 16 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Edward James Betts and Annie Selena Betts, of Wymondham.
BILNER
Reginald Alec
Private 5955497 Reginald Alec Bilner served in the 5th Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. He died on 7th June 1943 aged 23. He is buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery Grave B3. O. 6 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
BUCK
James
Sapper 1992093 James Buck served in the Royal Engineers 560th Field Regiment. He died on 31st July 1943 aged 23. He is buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Grave 6. G. 68 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Walter and Rose Buck, of Wymondham.
BURTON
John Thomas
Petty Officer C/JX 130057 John Thomas Burton served in the Royal Navy on H.M. Submarine Regulus. He died on 6th December 1940 aged 29. He is remembered on Chatham Naval Memorial 34, 2 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Jack R. and Emily Burton; husband of Jessie Violet Burton, of Shipdham.
BUSH
Ronald Archibald
Marine PLY/X 3811 Ronald Archibald Bush served in the Royal Marines HMS Prince of Wales. He died on 10th December 1941 aged 21. He is remembered at Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 59. Column 2 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Archer Frederick and Ada Bush, of Wymondham.
CANNELL
Edwin John Esau
Able Seaman C/JX354549 Edwin John Esau Cannell served in the Royal Navy on H.M.M.T.B. 430. He died on 27th July 1944 aged 21. He is buried at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre Divn. 67. Row K. Grave 6 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of George Edwin and Pearl Gladys Cannell, of Wymondham.
CORSTON
Sidney Harold
Corporal 5775318 Sidney Harold Corston served in the 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 10th June 1943 aged 24. He is buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Grave 2. M. 28 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Harold Walter and Annie Horatia Corston, of Wymondham.
COOK
E C
E C Cook is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. No further information is currently available.
COLE
A
Lance Serjeant 5772385 Arthur Henry Cole served in the 4th Norfolk Regiment. He died between 5th and 13th February 1942 aged 31. He is buried at Kranji War Cemetery Grave 17. B. 18 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
DARLEY
Henry William
Private 5770804 Henry William Darley served in the 6th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 21st January 1942 aged 26. He is buried at Kranji War Cemetery Grave 29. D. 12 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Francis Henry William and Priscilla Darley; husband of Gladys Louisa Darley, of Wymondham.
DREW
Edgar Frederick
Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) 46121, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force (flying Short Stirling Heavy Bombers out of RAF Oakington). Died 25th August 1941. Aged 27. Son of Frederick and Violet Drew of Silfield Road, Wymondham. Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 8. Row F. Collective garve 6-9.
DREW
Edward John
Sergeant 1383505 Edward John Drew served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 14th March 1943 aged 21. He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial Panel 148 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Benjamin Frank and Bertha A. R. Drew.
DOVE
Alan Gilbert John
Convoy Signalman C/JX 309935 Alan Gilbert John Dove served in the Royal Navy on H.M.S. President III. He died on 22nd January 1943. He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial 70, 3 and on the Wymondham War Memorial.
DOUGLAS
Colin Frederick
Aircraftsman 1st Class 1294625 Colin Frederick Douglas served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 605 Squadron. He died on 25th November 1942. He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial Column 418 and on the Wymondham War Memorial.
ELVIN
Frederick James George
Private 5775120 Frederick James George Elvin served in the 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 15th February 1942 aged 21. He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial Column 50 and on the Wymondham War Memorial.
FORSTER
Frederick George
Lance-Corporal T/14770444 Frederick George Forster served in the Royal Army Service Corps. He died on 26th September 1945 aged 21. He is buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery Grave 26. E. 17 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of James Ernest and Mabel Gertrude Forster, of Wymondham.
FOWLER
Kenneth Frederick
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1450295 Kenneth Frederick Fowler served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 31st October 1942 aged 19 following an accidental explosion. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Section 3. Grave 465 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Frederick Alomis Fowler and Rose Gwendoline Fowler and was an employee of CWS Brush Works.
HALL
John Charles
Squadron Leader (Pilot) 41693 John Charles Hall served in the Royal Air Force 15 Squadron. He died on 18th May 1942 aged 24. He is buried at Odense (Assistens) Cemetery Grave BD. 382 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of William Salkeld Hall and Dorothy Mary Hall, of Wymondham. He received the D F C and was Mentioned in Despatches.
HAYLETT
William John Patrick
Corporal 5775353 William John Patrick Haylett served in the 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 18th September 1944 aged 26. He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial Column 48 and on the Wymondham War Memorial.
HOLMES
William Ernest
Private 5774338 William Ernest Holmes served in the 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 11th February 1942 aged 23. He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial Column 51 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Ernest Daniel and Jane Agnes Holmes, of Wymondham.
HOWES
Raymond John
Private 146757 89 Raymond John Howes served in the 2nd South Wales Borderers. He died on 11th August 1944 aged 19. He is buried at Bayeux War Cemetery Grave XXII. A. 2 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was an employee of CWS Brush Works.
HOWLETT
Kenneth Basil
Private 146316 79 Kenneth Basil Howlett served in the 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 16th March 1945 aged 19. He is buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery Grave 17. J. 21 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of William and Annie Howlett and was an employee of CWS Brush Works.
LAIN
Frederick Norman
Private 5778211 Frederick Norman Lain served in the 2nd Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. He died on 18th September 1944 aged 30. He is buried at Coriano Ridge War Cemetery Grave XIX, G, 5 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Frederick and Lucy Lain; husband of Kathleen Kate Lain and was an employee of CWS Brush Works.
LEEDER
Robert John Charles
Private 146466 10 Robert John Charles Leeder served in the 1st Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 6th June 1944 aged 18. He is buried at Hermanville War Cemetery Grave 1. A. 5 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
LINCOLN
Frederick Raymond
Private 5772354 Frederick Raymond Lincoln served in the 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 8th November 1944 aged 26. He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial Column 51 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Albert Frederick and Alice Lincoln.
MINNS
Harold Arthur
Private 5779032 Harold Arthur Minns served in the 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 13th July 1943 aged 29. He is buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery Grave B3. L. 3 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Albert Arthur and Alice Beatrice Minns, of Wymondham.
MOORE
Jack Girling
Leading Aircraftman 1448094 Jack Girling Moore served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 26th July 1945 aged 39. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Section A. Grave 253 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of John R. Moore and Mary Moore; husband of Grace A. M. Moore, of Wymondham.
MYHILL
Herbert
Sapper 1883660 Herbert Myhill served in the Royal Engineers 242nd Field Regiment. He died on 1st May 1943 aged 29. He is buried at Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery Grave 15. D. 20 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Herbert Edmunds Myhill and Myra Myhill; husband of Winifred May Myhill, of Norwich.
MYHILL
Frederick Arthur George
Private 5774880 Frederick Arthur George Myhill served in the 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 17th February 1942 aged 21. He is buried at Kranji War Cemetery Coll. grave 31. C. 1-10 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial.
PALMER
F
F Palmer is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. No further information is currently available.
PALLISTER
Guy Humphrey Roscamp
Lieutenant 138779 Guy Humphrey Roscamp Pallister served in the 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 24th January 1942. He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial Column 47 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of the Revd. John Pallister, M.A., and Emmeline Pallister.
PARRY
William Gordon
Driver T/198133 William Gordon Parry served in the Royal Army Service Corps 239 General Transport Company. He died on 18th April 1944 aged 30. He is buried at Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio Grave XII. F. 5 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of William and Florence Emily Parry; husband of Florence Gertrude Parry, of Wymondham.
PERCIVAL
Leonard Charles
Private 5774334 Leonard Charles Percival served in the 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died between 10th and 13th February 1942 aged 25. He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial Column 52 and on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of George Thomas Percival and Edith Mary Percival; husband of Alice Mary Percival, of Wymondham.
POLL
George Albert
Gunner 975295 George Albert Poll served in the Royal Artillery 122nd Field Regiment. He died on 25th October 1942 aged 28. He is buried at Yokohama War Cemetery Brit. Sec. R. A. 15 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of William George and Gertrude Maud Poll, of Wymondham.
ROBERTS
F
F Roberts is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. No further information is currently available.
RABY
Eric Albert
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 1334028 Eric Albert Raby served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 142 Squadron. He died on 10th April 1943 aged 18. He is buried at Cagliari (St. Michele) Communal Cemetery Coll. grave I. D. 10 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Albert Samuel and Violet May Raby, of Wymondham.
RASPBERRY
Claude Edward
Warrant Officer Class III (P.S.M.) 5763717 Claude Edward Raspberry served in the 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 27th May 1940 aged 40. He is buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 4 Grave 41and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of David and Sarah Ann Rasberry, of Harpley, Norfolk; husband of Gladys Maud Rasberry, of Silfield.
STONE
Harold William
Lance-Sergeant 5770867 Harold William Stone served in the 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 9th June 1943 aged 31. He is buried at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave 14. E. 5 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Bertie George and Alice Elizabeth May Stone, of Wymondham.
TAYLOR
William Edward
William Edward Taylor is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was an employee of CWS Brush Works. No further information is currently available.
TYRELL
Leslie Jack
Guardsman 2623946 Leslie Jack Tyrell served in the 3rd Grenadier Guards. He died on 10th August 1944 aged 19. He is buried at Arezzo War Cemetery Grave V. D. 14 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Alfred L. and Gladys M. Tyrell, of Wymondham.
WALKER
William Wallace
Private 5779866 William Wallace Walker served in the 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 18th August 1943 aged 32. He is buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Grave 2. J. 50 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Wallace and Edith Edna Walker, of Wymondham and was an employee of CWS Brush Works.
WATSON
Harold George
Lance-Corporal 5779348 Harold George Watson served in the 9th Royal Norfolk Regiment. He died on 12th March 1942 aged 27. He is buried at Wymondham Cemetery Sec. 6. Grave 44 and is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Alma Bunn, of Wymondham.
MIDDLETON
George
Civilian George Middleton died at Scottow Aerodrome on 19th August 1940 aged 32. His death is recorded by Smallburgh Rural District and he is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the son of Harriet Middleton, of White Horse Street, Wymondham, and of the late Harry Middleton.
MABBUTT
John Owen
[Incorrectly listed on CWGC as MARBUTT] Civilian died 21st July 1942. Husband of I. M. Mabbutt, of 3 Chandlers Hill, Wymondham, Norfolk. At R.A.F. Station, Brize Norton. His death is recorded by Witney Rural District. He was an employee of CWS Brush Works. His birth was registered in the April to June Quarter of 1915 in the Forehoe Registration District, Norfolk. His mother's maiden name was Breeze.

On 21 July 1942 Beaufort DD938 of No.6 MU swung to port on take off and crashed at Brize Norton killing 3. The Pilot was W/C Ocelka, 82566, Czech. The F1180 notes 2 non RAF fatalities, so pilot plus one other, leaving 1 RAF death. There were two (2) Civilian deaths at Brize Norton on 21-7-1942: Henry FOWLER and John Owen MARBUTT (sic). Both deaths reported in the Witney, Rural District.

WODEHOUSE
John 3rd Earl of Kimberley
Civilian John 3rd Earl of Kimberley Wodehouse died at 48 Jermyn Street on 17th April 1941 aged 58. His death is recorded by Westminster City and he is remembered on the Wymondham War Memorial. He was the 3rd Earl of Kimberley, J.P., of Kimberley House, Wymondham, Norfolk, the son of the 2nd Earl and Lady Isabel Geraldine Wodehouse and received the CBE and MC.

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