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HERRINGFLEET WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Mark Crame 2006

The memorial takes the form of a marble plaque in the entrance porch of St Margaret's Church. It was unveiled on 30th January 1921 by Lord Somerleyton, recorded in the East Anglian Daily Times 5th February 1921. The memorial contains 12 names for World War 1 listed by surname, forename, rank and Regiment, there is one name for World War 2.

To the Glory of God
and in Memory of
the Men of this Parish
who Fell in the Great War
1914-1918

LEATHES

Robert Herbert de Mussenden

Second Lieutenant, "B" Battery, 62nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery who was killed in action on 18 April 1917. Buried in BUNYANS CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B Grave 1.

BROWN

A E

Leading Stoker K/5336, H.M.S. "Victory", Royal Navy who died age 26 on 25 May 1918 Son of Benjamin and Martha Brown, of 4, Widows Cottage, Somerleyton, Lowestoft. Born at Ashby, Lowestoft. Buried in MAZARGUES WAR CEMETERY, MARSEILLES, Bouches-du-Rhone, France. Plot IV. Row A Grave 36.

REYNOLDS

James

Able Seaman 198369, H.M.S. "Porpoise", Royal Navy who died age 32 on the first day of the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Son of John and Hannah Reynolds, of Beccles Rd., Belton, Great Yarmouth. Native of Herringfleet, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 13.

WOOLNOUGH

James Arthur

Gunner 59644, 169th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who died of wounds on 3 November 1917. Born and enlisted Great Yarmouth. Buried in ZUYDCOOTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C Grave 20.

BROWN

William Robert

Lance Corporal 10354, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) who was killed in action, aged 26, on 8 May 1915. Born Yarmouth, enlisted Goole. Son of Benjamin and Martha Brown, of Herringfleet, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47.

FOLKARD

James

Gunner 68737, 177th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who died of wounds aged 29 on 13 May 1918. Born and resident Herringfleet, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of George M. Folkard, of Sunny Bank, Herringfleet, Suffolk; husband of Ellen Louisa Folkard, of 60, Crawford Buildings, Homer St., Marylebone, London. Buried in ARNEKE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II Row A Grave 11

BARRETT

Alfred James

Private 17803, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on 13 September 1916. Born Garboldisham, Norfolk, enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

KITTLE

Reginald

Private 10695, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who was killed in action on 8 May 1917. Born Sumaleyton (sic), enlisted Bury St Edmund's and resident Herringfleet. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

MOATES

Benjamin

[Memorial records 3rd Battalion] Private 3/10232, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who died of wounds, aged 38, on 29 October 1917 Born St Olaves, Norfolk, enlisted Great yarmouth. Husband of L. G. Moates, of St. Olaves, Great Yarmouth. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXI Row G Grave 19A.

RICHES

William John

Private 20556, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment who died at sea on 13 August 1915. Born Coltishall, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Herringfleet. Formerly 17955, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

TURNER

Frank Charles

[Listed as C F on memorial] Private 31389, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action, aged 36, on 20 October 1917. Born Housingham, Norfolk, enlisted Great Yarmouth, resident St Olaves, Great Yarmouth. Son of Henry Turner, of 5, Hassingham, Norwich; husband of Mary Ann Matilda Barter (formerly Turner), of Redbrooke, Fordingbridge, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

FLAXMAN

Marcus Barry

[Listed as B M FLAXMAN and Able Seaman on memorial] Trimmer 5046TS, H.M. Trawler "Loch Ard", Royal Naval Reserve. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panle 27.

PUGHE

Morris James

Corporal TR4/32313, 234th Battalion, Training Reserve who died on 20 July 1917 Buried on the north side of the church in the churchyard of ST. MARGARET CHURCHYARD, HERRINGFLEET, Suffolk

1939-1945

GALE

Charles Henry George

Pilot Officer 174617, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 31 on 11 April 1944 Son of Charles George and Annie Elizabeth Gale, of Herringfleet. Buried in ST. MARGARET CHURCHYARD, HERRINGFLEET, Suffolk.

Last updated 23 September, 2006

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