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HOMERSFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Mick Tilley 2007

A brass plaque on the lectern of St Mary's Church lists the men of the village who died in the First World War. In addition, a very poorly preserved "plaque" once provided a hand-written list of the men of Homersfield and the adjoining village of St Cross who fought in the First World War - these are given in the second and third parts of the table below (the "†" character is as given on the list and is taken to mean "deceased") - this Roll of Honour has since been recreated and now hangs in a glass frame(See photograph 2nd). It looks as though the original list was hurriedly written in about 1920 and then never replaced! (See photograph 1st). There are no entries for World War 2. The entries here have been sorted into alphabetical order.

Photographs Copyright © Mick Tilley - 2005
Photographs Copyright © Richard Thornburgh - 2012

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF THE
HOMERSFIELD MEN
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

BEDWELL

Joseph Francis

Private 200172, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine 19th April 1917. Born Ditchingham, enlisted Homersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEORIAL, Israel. Panel 12 to 15.

BUTCHER

W

No further information currently

PAGE

James William

Private 22305, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th September 1916. Aged 31. Born Wortwell, enlisted Norwich. Son of Samuel and Maria Page, of Homersfield, Harleston, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

THIS LECTERN WAS GIVEN
BY FELLOW PARISHONERS

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

HOMERSFIELD

ADAMS

A H S

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BEDWELL

J

- See above

BEDWELL

J (Senior)

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ELLIOT

A

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ELLIOT

G

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ELLIOT

W

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GARNHAM

J

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GARNHAM

W

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HAWES

J

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HUDSON

A

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HUDSON

F

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HUDSON

J

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MILLS

A

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PAGE

A

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PAGE

Frederick

- See above

PAGE

H (?)

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PAGE

W J

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PAGE (?)

R G (?)

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TIBBENHAM (?)

G

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WARREN

H

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WARREN

W

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WARREN (?)

E

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ST. CROSS

ALDOUS

Harry [Samuel]

- Private 219738, 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 9th April 1917. Aged 22. Born 6th August 1894 in Suffolk. Son of Samuel and Kate Aldous, St. Cross, Harlston, Suffolk; brother of Elizabeth Kate Aldous, of "Ivanhoe", Caston, Norfolk. Unmarried. Farmer by trade. Enlisted and passed 25th September 1915 at Belleville, Canada. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown; religion Church of England. Buried in CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 12. Natioanl Archives of Cnada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 74 - 28

BETTS

Frederick [James]

- Private CH/946(S), 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 2nd March 1917. Aged 25. Son of Tallent and Eliza Martha Betts, of St. Cross, South Earlham, Harleston, Norfolk. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 8.

BLOGG

Arthur [Edward]

No further information currently.

Arthur was born in 1888 in Wortwell Norfolk. Son of George and Emmeline Blogg. He lived in St Cross, South Elmham, and was an Agricultural Labourer before entering World War 1. Arthur became a father of a daughter Marjery born in 1912. Her mother being Bessie Copeman. Arthur is believed killed in action during World War 1 although no record of his mitlitray service can be found on the SDGW or CWGC.

BOTWRIGHT

(?)

No further information currently

BOTWRIGHT

J

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BROCK

George

- Lance Corporal 53143, 9th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 29. Enlisted Bungay, resident Harleston. Son of Edward and Mary Anne Brock, of St. Cross, Harleston, Norfolk. Formerly 2078, Suffolk Yeomanry. Buried in BEAURAINS ROAD CEMETERY, BEAURAINS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 17.

BROCK

O W

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BUTCHER

W

- See above

CLARK

A G

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CLARKE

(?)

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CLARKE

C R

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CLARKE

H (?)

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COE

G

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COE

W

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DEBENHAM

E

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EARLE

J

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HOWLETT

A J E

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HOWLETT

J F

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JEFFRIES

C C

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JEFFRIES

E A

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JEFFRIES

E T

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JEFFRIES

F

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JEFFRIES

J W

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JEFFRIES

S

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PATTERSON (?)

W

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PLUMB

(?)

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PLUMB

A

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PLUMB

E

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RAYNER

S

- probably Sidney Joseph RAYNER, Private 33623, "B" Company, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1918. Aged 33. Born Wortwell, Norfolk, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Harlesden, Middlesex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rayner, of Wortella Harleston, Norfolk; husband of Elizabeth Alice Garnham (formerly Rayner), of Hill Farm Cottage, St. John's, Bungay, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 44 and 45.

SILLETT

G E

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