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FRITTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2012

The Fritton War memorial is to be found within the parish church and is in the form of two brass plaques mounted one above the other. The World War 1 plaque has a wood surround with an ornately inscribed brass plaque inserted with four names listed. The Secodn World War plaque is a simple brass plaque with four more names inscribed.

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

CROUCHEN, MM

George Edmund

Lance Corporal 66791, 110th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 11 October 1917. Born Fritton, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Great Yarmouth. Formerly 5329, Middlesex Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

DODDINGTON

Henry

Private 9278, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 23 October 1915. Aged 20. Born Belton, Great Yarmouth, enlisted Great Yarmouth. Son of Thomas and Ruth Doddington, of Belton, nr. Gt. Yarmouth. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot A. Row 3. Grave 7.

ROGERS

William Richard

Private 40709, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 11 August 1917. Aged 35. Enlisted Lowestoft, resident Fritton Decoy, Great Yarmouth. Son of Mr. J. Rogers; husband of M. Rogers, of 28, Arundel Rd., New Town, Great Yarmouth. Formerly 19572, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row F. Grave 2.

TURNER

James George William

Gunner, "K" Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 21 May 1917. Aged 18. Born Fritton, Suffolk, enlisted Great Yarmouth. Son of Lewis and Mary Ann Turner, of 45, Wolseley Rd., Southtown, Great Yarmouth. Born at Fritton, Suffolk. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 12.

THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
THEIR SOULS TO GOD

IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1939-1945

BURRAGE

Raymond Gilbert

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 115114, 165 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19 September 1942. Aged 20. Son of Charles James Burrage and Lilian Agnes Burrage, of Fritton. Buried in FRITTON (ST. EDMUND) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk. Grave 22.

LAY

John James William

Flit Sergeant (Air Gunner) 508691, 2819 Squadron, R.A.F. Regtiment, Royal Air Force. Died 15 July 1945. Aged 35. Son of Herbert and Hannah Lay, of Great Yarmouth, husband of Violet Gwendoline Lay, of Fritton, Suffolk. Buried in GREAT YARMOUTH (GORLESTON) CEMETERY, Norfolk. Section W. Grave 295.

NICKERSON

Ernest Seymour

Chief Steward, S.S. Dundrum castle, Merchant Navy. Died 3 April 1943. Aged 31. Son of Edward George and Mary Nickerson, of Fritton, Norfolk. King's Commendation for Brave Conduct. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 36.

SWANN

William John

Corporal 5824928, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 5 January 1945. Aged 33. Son of John and Phyliss Swan; husband of Frances Swann, of Wrentham, Suffolk. Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Plot VI. Row B. Grave 4.

Last updated 23 July, 2012

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