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LE TOURET MEMORIAL, NORFOLK REGIMENT WORLD WAR 1

World Wa r 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court. The names of those commemorated are listed on panels set into the walls of the court and the gallery, arranged by Regiment, Rank and alphabetically by surname within the rank. Over 13,000 names are listed on the memorial of men who fell in this area before 25 September 1915 and who have no known grave. The Norfolk Regiment are listed on Panel 8.

Text from Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

Photograph Copyright © Chris Harley 2007

1914-1918

None of these men have a known grave. All but one were serving in the 1st Battalion in the October/November 1914 when they died, one man was serving with the 9th Battalion and died in 1915.

ADAMSON

William

Private 5683, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th Ocotber 1914. Born Bethnal Green, Middlesex, enlisted Dalston, Middlesex.

ADDERSON

William George

Private, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1914. Aged 29. Born St John's, Timberhill, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Husband of Adelaide Lydia Adderson, of 20, Afghan Place, St. Clement's Hill, Norwich.

ALDOUS

William James

Private 3/7835, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Born Lakenham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

BIRCH

Frank

Private 16126, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1915. Born Tibenham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk.

BOYCE

William

Private 6357, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th November 1914. Born Bethnal Green, Middlesex, enlisted Stratford, Essex.

BRIGHTON

George Henry

Private 8976, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 29th October 1914. Born Swainsthorpe, Norwich, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk.

BRUCE

Bertie

Private 5809, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 3rd November 1914. Aged 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bruce, of Station Rd., West Dereham; husband of Edith Mary Young (formerly Bruce), of Station Rd., West Dereham, King's Lynn, Norfolk.

BURROUGHS

Charles Revel

Acting Serjeant 7215, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Born Poringland, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

CHOULES

James Henry

Private 8781, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1914. Born Bethanl Green, Middlesex, enlisted Stratford, Essex.

CLARKE

Harry

Private 3/7872, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th Ocotber 1914. Aged 26. Born Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Clarke.

CLAYTON

Harry Dudley

Private 6175, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1914. Born Thorpe, Noriwch, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk.

COLLETT

David

Private 6531, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th October 1914. Aged 30. Born new lakenham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of George and Amy Collett, of 40, Harford St., Lakenham. Norwich.

CRASKE

William

Private 6881, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Aged 33. Born Hindolveston, Norfolk, enlisted Twyford, Hampshire. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. Craske. Listed on the Hindolveston, Norfolk memorial.

CURTIS

Thomas James

Private 6459, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th November 1914. Born East Runton, Norfolk, enlisted North Walsham, Norfolk.

DANN

Herbert James

Private 6861, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1914. Born St Saviour's, Norwich, Norwich, enlisted Norwich.

DAY

George Robert

Serjeant 7918, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Born Denver, King's Lynn, Norfolk, enlisted Heacham, Norfolk. Listed on the Denver, Norfolk memorial.

DEARSLEY

George Samuel

Private 6668, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 29th October 1914. Born Hilgay, Norfolk, enlisted Downham Market, Norfolk.

DUCKETT

James Thomas

Private 3/7840, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Aged 45. Born Yarmouth, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Samuel and Matilda Duckett, of Trafalgar St., Lakenham, Norwich; husband of Catherine Elenor Duckett, of 12, Thorn Lane, Norwich.

FARROW

Frederick Charles

Private 3/7805, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Aged 24. Born St Martin's-at-Palace, Norwich, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. M. A. Farrow, of 22, Foundry Bridge Buildings, Prince of Wales Rd., Norwich.

FOLEY

Thomas Algernon Fitzgerald

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th Ocotber 1914. Aged 24. Son of Mrs. Frances Jane Foley, of "Rudhall", Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, and the late Vice Admiral Francis John Foley.

FULLER

Harry

Private 5205, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Bortn Fakenham, Norfolk, enlisted Warley, Essex.

GARDINER

Arthur George

Private 8908, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th October 1914. Aged 19. Born St Clement's, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of Mrs. Florence Smith, of 65, Purplett St., Stoke, Ipswich.

GRAY

Robert

Corporal 7116, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 30th October 1914. Born Snape, Suffolk, enlisted Diss, Norfolk. Son of Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Gray, of Cross St., Hoxne, Diss, Norfolk.

GREEN

William Harry

Acting Serjeant 6092, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Aged 30. Born West Raynham, Norfolk, enlisted Noriwch, Norfolk. Son of the late Harry and Sarah Green.

GRUMMETT

James

Private 7011, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 10th November 1914. Aged 26. Born Gressenhall, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of William and Mary Ann Grummett, of Oxford Cottage, High St., East Dereham, Norfolk.

HARDY

Herbert

Lance Corporal 6278, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th october 1914. Born St george's, Norwich, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk.

HAYNES

Reginald

Corporal 8774, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Age 19. Born St Mary's, Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Son of Harry and Emma Haynes, of 9, Ampthill St., Bedford.

National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section XII - Bedford and Northampton

HAYNES, R. A., Corporal, 1st Norfolk Regiment.

A time-serving soldier, he proceeded to France at the outbreak of war and fought in the Retreat from Mons. He also took a conspicuous part in others of the early engagements, but made the supreme sacrifice on October 24th, 1914, at La Bassée. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

“His life for his Country, his soul to God.”

9, Ampthill Street, Bedford. - X2810/A.

Listed on Bedford St Mary's memorial.

HOCKLEY

Robert Cecil

Private 8066, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 27th October 1914. Aged 21. Born Croydon, Surrey, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Son of James and Mary Hockley, of Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk.

KETT

Major Clifford

Private 3/7948, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 7th November 1914. Aged 29. Born South Heigham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Major Kett, of 2, Lower Square, Thorn Lane, Norwich; husband of A. K. Smith (formerly Kett), of 10, Lower Square, Thorn Lane, Norwich.

LAND

William Edward

Private 6057, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 6th November 1914. Aged 30. Born North Heigham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Mrs. Louisa Land, of 48, Helena Rd., Dereham Rd., Norwich.

LEE

George William

Private 6514, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 25 October 1914. Age 34. Born Faiston (sic), Norfolk. Enlisted Newcastle. Son of Needham and Elizabeth Lee, of Paston Green, Norfolk; husband of Jane Lee, of Ber St., Mundesley, Norfolk. Listed on Mundesley, Norfolk memorial

LOYNES

Albert

Private 8903, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 31st October 1914. Born St Swithin's, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

LUCAS

Charles William

Private 6359, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th November 1914. Born South Heigham, Norwich, enlisted Norwich.

PAGE

William

Private 5208, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 30th October 1914. Born Shelfanger, Norfolk, enlisted Diss, Norfolk.

PAUL

Oswald

Private 6573, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Aged 27. Born Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk, enlisted Noriwch, Norfolk. Son of Mrs. L. Paul, of 45, Marion Rd., Thorpe, Norwich; husband of Emily E. M. Paul, of 19, Harley St., Portsmouth.

PEART

William

Serjeant 7962, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 7th November 1914. Aged 22. Born Calthorpe, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Walter J. Peart, of Hindolvestone, Norfolk. His brother Henry also fell.

PHILIP

Allen Fellowes

[Listed as Alan Fellows PHILIP on SDGW] Corporal 7286, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd November 1914. Born Bayswater, Middlesex, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk.

POTTER

James William

Private 3/7910, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th Ocotber 1914. Born Hellsdon, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk.

REYNOLDS

Arthur Charles

Private 8751, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 30th october 1914. Born Bungay, Suffolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Listed on the Bungay, Suffolk memorial.

RUDD

Arthur

Private 4115, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Born Kelsall, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk.

RUTLEDGE

Harry Albert

Private 6524, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th November 1914. Aged 30. Born Boreham, Essex, enlisted Witham, Essex. Son of Joseph Rutledge, late of Boreham, Essex; husband of Rosie Bareham (formerly Rutledge), of 25, Barrington Rd., Colchester.

SEAMAN

George

Private 5111, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th october 1914. Aged 31. Born Metfield, Norfolk, enlisted Harleston, Norfolk. Husband of J. Elvin (formerly Seaman), of Hempnall, Norwich.

SIMMONS

John Thomas

Private 6626, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd october 1914. Born St Benedict's, Norwich, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

SMITH

Frederick Johnson

Acting Corporal 8523, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th November 1914. Born Eyke, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk.

SOFLEY

Stanley

Private 6159, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1914. Born Burnham Norton. Enlisted Norwich.

STEWARD

Frederick John

Private 6419, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1914. Aged 29. Born Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk, enlisted Noriwch, Norfolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steward, of 4, Lollard's Pit, Rosary Rd., Thorpe Hamlet; husband of Edith E. Steward, of 5, Spitalfields, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich.

TABERHAM

Arnold Edgar

Private 6223, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Aged 32. Born Briston, Norfolk, enlisted Noriwch, Norfolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Taberham, of Briston Common, Melton Constable, Norfolk; husband of Mrs. A. M. Millington (formerly Taberham), of 40, Glazebrook St., Warrington.

TIMONEY

Alexander Robert John

Private 8844, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed inj action 4th November 1914. Aged 18. Born Kirkley, Suffolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs R. J. Timoney, of 14, Halcyon Crescent, Lowestoft.

WEBSDELL

George

[Listed as WEBSDALE on SDGW] Private 6680, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th october 1914. Born grissing, Norfolk, enlisted Straston, Norfolk.

WILLIAMS

Augustus G

Private 6806, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Aged 29. Born Ditchingham. Enlisted Starston, Norfolk. Son of Ambrose Williams; husband of the late Eva Williams. Listed on Ditchingham, Norfolk memorial.

WILSON

Robert

Private 5173, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 29th october 1914. Aged 40. Born Hemblington, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of the late John and Hannah Wilson.

WRIGHT

Percy

Private 5005, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Born Foxley, Norfolk. Enlisted Reepham. Listed on Bawdeswell, Norfolk memorial

WRIGHT

Wilfred Arthur

Lance Corporal 8193, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th November 1914. Aged 21. Born Downham Market, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Alfred Ferguson Wright, of 50, Clarence Rd., Ponder's End, Middx.

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