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BURGH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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The church of St Peter and St Paul sits on the border with Norfolk and has been in and out of each county overtime, as we are using pre-1928 locations this would put it in Suffolk although the address is Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. There are teo memorial, one for World War 1 and one for World War 2. The World War 1 memorial takes the form of a nowy headed plaque with a wreath in relief above the text. The World War 2 memorial is a wooden plaque with white lettering and was unveiled 22 November 1953 by Field Marshall Lord Ironside, GCB, CMG, DSO.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck - 2017

THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY
COMRADES AND FRIENDS, IN MEMORY
OF THE GALLANT MEN OF THIS
VILLAGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY

BOND Arthur S
Lance Corporal 16621, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 December 1915. Born Burgh Castle, resident Gt. Yarmouth. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 5.
BRACKENBURY Albert Victor
Deck Hand 940/DA, H.M. Trawler "Principal", Royal Naval Reserve. Died in R.N. Hospital, Leith, from pneumonia 25 November 1918. Aged 24. Born 25 May 1894 in Burgh, Suffolk. Husband of Lizzie Priscilla Brackenbury, of 8, Friar's Entry, Scarborough. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Buurgh Castle, a Labourer, resident with his parents, William Francis and Mary Hannah Brackenbury, in Belton Road, Burgh Castle, Suffolk. Buried in SCARBOROUGH (DEAN ROAD) CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Plot E. Row 27. Grave 33.
BROOKS R J
No further information currently available
CASEY Edward
Second Hand 7348DA, H.M. Trawler "Dhoon", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 24 November 1916. Aged 44. Husband of Florence Fanny Casey, of Step Short, Burgh Castle, Gt. Yarmouth. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, a Cow Boy, born Bradwell, Suffolk, resident with his parents, Edward and Florence casey, Belton Road, Burgh Castle, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 18.
CASEY Edward James
Private G/15398, 11th Battalion, Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 6 October 1916. Born Bradwell, Suffolk, enlisted Gt. Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
CASEY James
Private L/15397, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 30 September 1915. Aged 20. Born Burgh Castle, resident Gt. Yarmouth. Son of William and Charlotte E. Casey, of Holly Lodge, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 99 to 101.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 2, page 61:

CASEY, JAMES, Private, No. 15397, 6th Battn. The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regt.), s. of William Casey, of 6, Mount Pleasant, Church Road, Burgh Castle, Farm Labourer, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of William Fenn ; b. Burgh Castle, co. Norfolk, 3 Jan. 1895 ; educ. there ; was Gardeners' Labourer ; enlisted 20 Feb. 1915 ; went to France 20 May, and was killed in action at the Battle of Loos 27-30 Sept. following ; unm.

COLLETT Louis [Arthur]
Private 16810, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at Festubert 4 June 1916. Born Burgh Castle, enlisted Norwich. Son of Emily Collett, of 86, Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Attested 23 November 1914, aged 32 years 2 months, resident Burgh Castle, Suffolk, Cowman by trade, married Elizabeth Artherton at Fakenham 8 December 1906, four children, his wife lived at Lawn View terrace, Church Lanes, Fakenham during his service. Height 5 feet 5¾ inches, weight 132 lbs, chest 36 inches, religious denomination Church of England. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Burgh castle, a Cowman on farm, maried to Elizabeth, two children, resident High Road, Burgh Castle, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
FLAXMAN William
Trooper 2666, 1st Life Guards, Household Cavalry. Killed in action 13 May 1915. Born Bradwell, Suffolk, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3.
FREDERICK, MC Thomas
Captain, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 14 December 1917. Aged 24. Born 7 March 1893, baptised 9 April 1893 at Hingham, Norwich, Norfolk.Son of Henry P. and the late Margaret Frederick, of Burgh Hall, Great Yarmouth. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Moulton St Mary, Norfolk, resident with his parents, Henry Penrice and Margaret Frederick, at The Hall, Burgh Castle, Mutford, Suffolk. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 1.
HARVEY Robert George
Rifleman S/11889, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died 9 December 1918. Aged 20. Born Burgh Castle, resident Gt. Yarmouth. Son of Charles and Eliza Harvey, of Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth. Born at Bradwell, Suffolk. Formerly 17868, 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in TARANTO TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, Italy. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 3.
HEWITT G R
No further information currently available
HEWITT Harry Edward
Private 19175, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 July 1917. Aged 22. Born Burgh castle, enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Ellen Hewitt, of Mill Rd., Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth. Formerly 68680, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 22.
HEWITT J
No further information currently available
HIGH George Henry

Boy 1st Class J/22734, H.M.S. "Pathfinder", Royal Navy. Died 5 September 1914. Aged 17. Born Gt. Yarmouth 17 November 1896. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles High, of 7, Devey Cottages, High St., Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, orignally Butt Lane, Burgh Castle, Nr Gt. Yarmouth. Enlisted 17 November 1914 for 12 years, occupation Gardener, height 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 33¼ inches, dark brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 cenus he was aged 13, born Burgh castle, employed washing at home, son of Charles D H ad Emily D High, resident Belton Road, Burgh Castle, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 3.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, Page 185:

HIGH, GEORGE HENRY, Boy 1st Class, J. 22784, H.M.S. pathfinder ; lost when that ship was sunk by a mine, about 20 miles off the East Coast, 5 Sept. 1914.

JOHNSON John
Private 72037, 2nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 8 November 1918. Enlisted Saxmundham, resident Burgh Castle. Formerly 1569, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row O. Grave 14.
MEALE George Samuel
Skipper, H.M. Drifter "Frons Olivae", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 12 October 1915. Aged 31. Son of Robert and Eliza Meale; husband of Alice Meale, of Cement Cottages, Burgh Castle. Born at Burgh Castle. Buried North of the Church in BURGH CASTLE (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.
PEMBROKE James Martin
Able Seaman J/22183, Royal Navy. Died 12 March 1917. Aged 21. Son of Martin and Alice Pembroke, of Step Short, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 22.
PERFECT Herbert Henry
Private 6385, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 3 November 1914. Aged 35. Son of John and Mary Ann Perfect, of Butt Lane, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7.
READ Bertie Francis
Private 19234, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 3 December 1915. Born Burgh Castle, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 68681, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in BREWERY ORCHARD CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 3.
READ William
Rifleman S/29446 [SDGW] or S/29440 [CWGC], 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 19 September 1917. Born Burgh castle, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Gt. Yarmouth. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 184.
SAUL Robert Samuel
Ordinary Seaman SS/4933, H.M.S. "Formidable", Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1 January 1915. Aged 21. Born Gt. Yarmouth 9 January 1894, baptised 2 February 1894in Burgh Castle. Son of William and Sarah Saul, of Stepshot, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Burgh Castle, a farm labourer, resident with his parents, William and Sarah Saul, in Belton Road, Burgh Castle, Suffolk, No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 10.

"TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND
IS NOT TO DIE"
CAMPBELL

1939 - 1945
IN PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF
THE MEN OF BURGH CASTLE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND COUNTRY IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR

Royal Navy

GODTBILL

Percy William

Stoker 1st Class C/KX 88740, H.M. Submarine "Thames", Royal Navy. Died 3 August 1940. Aged 23. Son of George and Agnes May Godtbill. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 38, Column 2.

ROLFE

William Redvers

Able Seaman C/J 57713, H.M.S. "Cicala", Royal Navy. Died 16 December 1942. Aged 42. Husband of Edna Edith Rolfe, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in STANLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Plot I. Row A. Grave 67.

Army

MACE

Charles Ambrose

Gunner 961700, 4 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 15 December 1940. Aged 24. Son of Mrs. L. M. Mace, of Bradwell, Suffolk. Buried in HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot, 20. Row G. Grave 2.

PERFECT

Harry leonard

Rifleman 14558545, 1st Battalion (The London Irish Rifles), Royal Ulster Rifles. Died 6 April 1945. Aged 21. Son of Arthur James Perfect and Beatrice Gertrude Perfect, of Burgh Castle, Suffolk. Buried in ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row C. Grave 13.

SAYER

Nelson Frederick Basil

Private 14720558, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 23 November 1944. Aged 19. Son of Ernest Basil and Emma Phyllis Maria Sayer, of Burgh Castle, Suffolk. Buried in MIERLO WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 5.

WRIGHT

George Henry

Driver T/778688, 2 Corps Petrol Park, Royal Army Service Corps. Died between 27 May and 2 June 1940. Aged 26. Son of George and May Wright; husband of Ethel Emily Wright, of Burgh Castle, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 140.

Royal Air Force

DAVIES

Arthur James

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1100499, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 June 1944. Aged 28. Son of Harriet Emily Davies, of Burgh Castle. Buried in BURGH CASTLE (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.

Merchant Navy

HARVEY

Clive Granville

Married Mary V Fenn in 1920 in Suffolk. In the 1911 census he is listed as Granville Clive Harvey, aged 12, born Belton, Suffolk, at school, son of George and Ann maria Harvey, resident Butt Lane, Burgh Castle, Suffolk.

Buried in the churchyard but not on memorial

GRIFFEN

Robert

Private 12183, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment transferred to 428989, 667th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died 9th November 1918. Aged 34. Husband of the late Florence Annie Griffen. Buried North of church in BURGH CASTLE (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk.

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