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YELVERTON AND ALPINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2017

The Yelverton and Alpington war memorial can be found within the church. It takes the form of an ornate, canopied, wooden tablet, affixed to the interior church wall. There is also a memorial window, within St. Mary's Church, commemorating the residents of Yelverton and Alpington who were killed or missing in the First World War. The 15 names listed are in no apparent order but have been sorted here into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

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GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

ALDIS Herbert V
Private. 9th Bn, Norfolk Regiment. 15th Sept 1916, aged 22. Herbert Victor Aldis. Private 16465. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Son of Walter and Hannah Emma Aldis of Alpington, Norfolk. Born 6th January 1894 Great Yarmouth (as SDGW, born Runham on census but baptised Great Yarmouth) and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Guillemont Road Cemetery. V.N.4.
ALDIS William
Lance Corporal. 9th Bn, Norfolk Regiment. 15th Sept 1916, aged 24. Lance Corporal 18272. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Son of Walter and Hannah Emma Aldis of Alpington, Norfolk. Born 24th June 1892 Great Yarmouth (as SDGW, born Runham on census but baptised in Great Yarmouth) and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
BOGGIS Charles
Private. 23rd Bn, Middlesex Regiment. 1st Oct 1916, aged 23. Private G/24552. 23rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 1st October 1916. Son of Alfred and Sabina Maria Boggis. Born 16th April 1893 East Harling, enlisted Norwich and resident Yelverton. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 12D and 13B.
BURTON Walter E
Private. Ox and Bucks Light Infantry. 8th Aug 1917, aged 21. Walter Edwin Burton. Lance Corporal 201190. 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 8th August 1918. Son of (the late) George William and Rosamond Leah Burton. Born 22nd July 1896 Starston, Norfolk and enlisted Oxford, OXF. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 96 to 98.
CLARE James P
1st Bn, Essex Regiment. 14th Aug 1915, aged 33. James Percy Clare. Private 20651. 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 18613 Norfolk Regiment. Drowned ‘Royal Edward’ (Troop Transport sunk by German submarine U14) 13th August 1915. Son of Henry and Sarah A Clare. Husband of Hilda Elizabeth Clare (nee Martin). Born 1882 Alpington, enlisted Norwich and resident Framingham Earl, Norfolk. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233.
DAVEY Edward W
Trooper. Inniskilling Dragoons. 20th Dec 1916, aged 34. Edward William Davey. Private 4691. 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. Died 26th December 1916. 16 years service. Born Alpington (as SDGW), Norfolk, enlisted Lowestoft, SFK and resident Bergh Apton, Norfolk. Commemorated St Riquier British Cemetery. C.9. Note: Birth not found and parentage unknown. In Alpington 1901 as Boarder house of Henry and Sarah Ann Clare, 1911 in house of Wilson and Gertrude Clare and described as ‘cousin’. Property left to Mrs Marion Dale Weeding (nee Clare).
ELLIS Leonard W
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 6th Feb 1918, aged 18. Leonard William Ellis. Ordinary Seaman Bristol Z/6964, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Royal Naval Depot Crystal Palace. Died of disease 6th February 1918. Son of William and Sophia of Thurton, Norfolk (of Alpington as 1911). Born 27th September 1899 Aston, HRT. Commemorated Yelverton (St Mary) Churchyard.
GOODCHILD Arthur W
Private. 9th Bn, Norfolk Regiment. 18th April 1918, aged 19. Arthur William Goodchild. Private 40064. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 18th April 1918. Son of George and Kate Rachel Goodchild. Born 1898 Witton and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery. III.A.1.
GOODCHILD George J
Private. 9th Bn, Norfolk Regiment. 21st March 1918, aged 25. George James Goodchild. Private 40063. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Son of George and Kate Rachel Goodchild. Born 1892 Fressingfield, SFK and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
HARRISON Gerald Y
Sub Lieutenant, RN. HMS Vanguard. 9th July 1917, aged 20. Gerald Younghusband Harrison. Sub Lieutenant, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Vanguard’ (Dreadnought Battleship sunk by accidental explosion). Died 9th July 1917. Son of (the late) Rev Arthur Leonard and Ethel Harrison of Elysium, Framingham Pigot, Norfolk. Born 1897 Burton, PEM. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 20.
HARRISON Leonard J
Lieutenant. Lancashire Fusiliers. 24th May 1915, aged 20. Leonard John Harrison. Second Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Shell Trap Farm 24th May 1915. Son of (the late) Rev Arthur Leonard and Ethel Harrison of Elysium, Framingham Pigot, Norfolk. Born 21st November 1895 Burton, PEM and entered Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst December 1912, entered France 16th February 1915. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 33.
JORDAN Harry J
Corporal. 1st Bn, Norfolk Regiment. 1st Aug 1916, aged 32. Harry John Jordan. Lance Corporal 18298. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st August 1916. Son of Frederick and (the late) Mary Ann Jordan of Mill Lane, Surlingham, Norfolk. Husband of Blanche Maud Jordan (nee Aldis) of Upper Horning, Norfolk. Born 1st June 1884 Surlingham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
SMITH Ernest W
Private. 2/5th Bn, Essex Regiment. 3rd Nov 1917, aged 37. Possibly Ernest William Smith, born 8th May 1880 Framingham Pigot, Norfolk, the son of William and Rosa Pigot. Present Framingham Earl, Norfolk 1911 and death recorded 1917, but unable to identify as military casualty and no further information.
SMITH George E
Sapper. Royal Engineers. 21st Feb 1918, aged 27. George Edward Smith. Sapper 160505. 2nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21st February 1918. Son of William and Rosa Smith. Husband of Elizabeth Smith (nee Plowright). Born 23rd January 1891 Framingham Pigot, enlisted Norwich and resident Saxlingham, Norfolk. Commemorated Oxford Road Cemetery. V.H.2.
WEEDING Harry N
Lance Corporal. 8th Bn, Norfolk Regiment. 19th July 1916, aged 34. Harry Nathaniel Weeding. Lance Corporal 3/10475. A Company, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th July 1916. Son of (the late) John Nathaniel and Maria Weeding. Husband of Rose Annie Weeding (nee Rainford) of Meadow Cottages, Framingham Pigot, Norfolk. Born 1880 Kirstead and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE
RELATIVES & PARISIONERS OF YELVERTON
& ALPINGTON IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO
SO WILLINGLY AND FREELY GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
FIGHTING FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM
JUSTICE AND HONOUR TO SECURE FOR
THE WORLD AN EVERLASTING PEACE
ANNO DOMINI 1914-1919

Stained Glass Window

Whosover drinketh of
the water that I shall give
him shall never thirst
Ad majorem Dei gloriam & in memory of our Yelverton with
Alpington sailors & soldiers who fell in the great war 1914-1919

Last updated 6 July, 2017

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