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GAGE George Frederick
Private 43180, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 October 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Ipswich. Son of William H. and Fanny Gage, of 57, Park Rd., Lowestoft. Formerly 2316, Suffolk Cyclists. Buried in VENDEGIES CROSS ROADS BRITISH CEMETERY, BERMERAIN, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 11. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GALLANT William
Born Lowestoft 21 October 1872. Deck Hand in the Royal Naval Reserve on HM Drifter Kent County, his service number was 900DA (Ch). He was killed or died as a result of enemy action on 8 December 1916, his body was not recovered for burial. His next of kin was his wife Agnes Gallant, formerly Neve, living 18 or 15 Albany Road, Lowestoft. His name is also on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 19. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GARROD Edward
Skipper, H.M. Trawler “Clifton”, Royal naval Reserve, a minesweeper, when it was blown up near Kinsale lighthouse, Southern Ireland 18 February 1917. Born at Wangford, but lived most of his life in Lowestoft. He married Ellen Nunn, and they had seven children. At the time of his death, in February 1917, the family were living in Stanford street. His body was brought back to Lowestoft, for burial. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 141. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
GARROD Eldrick Webb
Corporal 557, 1st Suffolk Battery, East Anglian Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 18 January 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mercy W. Garrod, of 81, Dalyell Rd., Brixton, London, and the late Robert Garrod. Born at Lowestoft. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 46. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GARSIDE

John Albert

Airman 1st Class 3711, 5th Wing, Royal Flying Corps. Died 19th June 1916, Aged 27. Born at Grimsby. Son of James and Sarah Garside, of 296, London Rd. South, Lowestoft. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot.Row.Section H. Grave 120. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

GARWOOD Frederick T
Lance Sergeant 479007, 3rd Home Counties Field Ambulance, attached 66th Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 18th November 1918 at Damascus. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 5. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's
GARWOOD

Harold Thomas aka Henry

Deck Hand 5941A, H.M. Trawler "Remindo", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 2nd February 1918 when the Remindo was sunk by an explosion. Aged 22. Son of Elizabeth Youngs, of 32, Norwich Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 30. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

GARWOOD Robert [James]
Private 16943, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1915. Born Haddiscoe, Norfolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Ann Garwood, and husband of Edith. No known grave. Commmeorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GATES William
Deckhand 4787/DA, H.M. Trawler "Boy Roy", Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease 13 July 1918. Aged 26. Born 6 January 1892 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Husband of Emma Gates, pf 13 Compass Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section 14. Grave 388. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GEE Donald [Kirby Edmund]
[Book states Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Killed.] Second Lieutenant, 93 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Killed as a result of an aero accident 31 January 1918. Born 16 December 1894. Son of A J E Gee, of 22 Marine Parade, Lowestoft. Formerly 117019, Corporal, 3rd Canadian Signal Company. Baptsied 13 September 1895 in Lowestoft St John's Church, son of Alfred James (a musician) and Amy Ellen Edmund, resident 4 Surrey Street, Lowestoft. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Lowestoft, grandson of John K and Charlotte A Gee, resident 1, Albert Street, Lowestoft, Mutford, Suffolk. Buried in STOCKBRIDGE CEMETERY, Hampshire. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GEORGE Arthur Charles
Private 12298, 6th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died 28 March 1918. Son of Mrs. E. George, of 5, Lothing St., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Buried in BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GEORGE Charles Arthur
[Listed as Arthur Charles on CWGC & SDGW] Private 26481, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France 28 April 1917. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GEORGE Harry [Arthur]
Skipper, H.M. Drifter Troophead, Royal Naval Reserve. Died on service rom pneumonia following influenza, 21 October 1918. Aged 41. Born Beccles, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, a Ship's Master of the "Bittern", moored at Trwal Dock, Lowestodft. In 1900 he married Ellen Mary Soanes on 12 July at Lowestoft, St Margaret's Church, son of Benjamin George. In the 1901 census he was aged 23, a Smackman, born Beccles, Suffolk, married to Ellen M, resident Woods Loke, Oulton, Mutford, Suffolk. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section 14. Grave 368. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GIBBS Stanley
Sergeant 43381, "C" Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in in France 28 April 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Frederick and Kate Gibbs, of Alexandra Cottage, Upton, Norwich. Born at Yarmouth. Formerly 1464, Suffolk Cyclists. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 30. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GILBY Randle Thomas William
Private 35427, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28th March 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 32047, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's
GIRDLESTONE Leonard Augustus
Born Lowestoft 13 October 1896. Seaman in the Royal Naval Reserve on HM Whaler Pilotwhale, his service number was 7156A (Ch). He was killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action on 14 May 1917. He was buried in the Churchyard at Carlton Colville, Lowestoft. His next of kin was his mother Laura Agnes Spencer, formerly Girdlestone, living 13 Epsom Terrace, Kirkley Run, Lowestoft, his father was the late James Girdlestone. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GODBOLD Ernest Benjamin
Gunner 34266, 215th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 26 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 37. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Gt. Yarmouth, resident Lowestoft. Son of Benjamin and Emma Godbold, of Oulton Broad, Lowestoft; husband of Ethel Rose Godbold, of 68, St. Thomas' Rd., Hardway, Gosport, Hants. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 5. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GODBOLD Henry James
Private M2/032940, Mechanical Transport attd. Guards Div. H.Q., Royal Army Service Corps. Died 18 November 1916. Born and resident Oulton Broad, Suffolk, enlisted London. Buried in DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC, Somme, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GODDARD W C
[Memorial Book states W C GODDARD Private, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in Germany as a Prisoner of War.] probably Wilfred Charles GODDARD, Lance Corporal 325328, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 August 1918. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 1816, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC, Somme, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 27. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GODFREY Arthur [Henry]
Acting Company Sergeant Major 15140, 419th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 31 July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in WIELTJE FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 3. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GODFREY R C
Petty Officer, Royal Navy. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GOOCH Charles
No further information currently available. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GOOCH Charles Samuel
Private G/25868, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action in France 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Born Somerleyton, Suffolk, rnlisted and resident Lowestoft. Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Gooch, of 57, Oxford Rd., Lowestoft. Formerly 48533, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 58 and 59. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GOOCH Walter George
Private 43267, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France 23 November 1917. Enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 1432. Suffolk Cyclists. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GOODALL Garnett [Arthur Cumberland]
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Son of Arthur Hammond and Frances Marieanne Goodall, baptised 4 April 1906, aged 14, in Carlton Colville, resident Lee's Farm, Oulton Broad, Carlton Colville. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Sydenham, Surrey, a General Engineer, son of Mrs. M Goodall, resident The Dell, Oulton Broad, Suffolk. As an Engineer, aged 21, ge departed London 27 February 1913 from London bound for Buenos Aires, Argentina aboard the ship Highland Pride; returned from Le Plata, Argentine arriving in London 25 July 1914 on the ship Highland Glen. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

Extract from the Probate Calendars of England and Wales 1917:

GOODALL Garnett Arthur Cumberland of The Dell Oulton Broad Suffolk second-lieutenant Suffolk regiment died 20 July 1916 in France Probate London 7 March to Enid Frances Lucy Goodall spinster. Effects £59 19s. 8d.

See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

GORROD Bertie Walter
Private 20799, 6th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action in France 1 April 1918. Aged 31. Born and resident Kirkley, Suffolk, enlisted Suffolk. Husband of Anna Edith Gorrod, of 152, The Avenue, South Lowestoft. Formerly 34806, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GORROD Charles[ Raca]
[Listed as Royal Northumberland Fusiliers in book] Fourth Hand, Trawler "Speculator" (Lowestoft), Mercantile Marine. Died when his trawler (smack) was mined and sunk 9th November 1914 near Smith's Knoll; 5 lives were lost in all. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

GOULDBY

Frank

[Spelt GOULDLEY on SDGW and GOULDLY on CWGC] Private 1894, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th March 1915. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Robert and Henrietta Gouldly, of 51, Stanley St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

GOULDBY James Henry
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial) attached 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in France 25 August 1916. Baptsied 21 April 1895 in Lowestoft, St Margaret's Church, son of William and Helena Clara Gouldby, resident 239 Raglan Street, Lowestoft. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Lowestoft, son of Wiliam and Eleanor C Goulby, resident 67, Raglan Street, Lowestoft, Mutford, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GOWEN Walter George
Private 55764, 19th Battalion (Canadian Highlanders), Canadian Infatry. Killed in action in France 10 August 1918. Born 5 September 1889 in Lowestoft. Son of Alice Walsh (formerly Gowen), of 144, Chichester Rd., South Shields, and the late Walter George Gowen. When he attested his next-of-kin was Alice Walsh, of 67 Raglan Street, Lowestoft. Labourer by trade. Passed fit 8 November and attested 12 November 1914 in Toronto, aged 25 years 1 month. Height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 36 inches, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair; religious denomination Prebyterian. Buried in RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row S. Grave 6. National Archives of Canada Accession Referece: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3686 - 25. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GOWER George [Edward James]
Acting Sergeant 9187, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GOWING George [Sead]
Private 3/10241, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 15 August 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of George Sead Gowing and Caroline Gowing, of Lowestoft; husband of Alice Maud Gowing, of Lowestoft. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 3 Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GOWING Thomas William
Private G/15466, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 4 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Lowestoft. Formerly 12250, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 14. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GRAVELLES David
Lance Corporal Z/884, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 13 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born Mutford, Suffolk, enlisted Walham Green, Middlesex, resident Lowestoft, Suffolk. Son of Edward and Eliza Gravelles. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GRAY Verdi
[Spelt Verdy on CWGC & SDGW] Private 17172, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France 9 April 1917. Aged 21. Born Fincham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of O'Bedier Gray, of Heath Rd., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GRAY William
No further information currently available. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GREEN, MM William George
Gunner 98209, "C" Batterym 331st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France 30 March 1918. Aged 22. Born Ipswich, enlisted Lowestoft. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Son of George Smyth Frank Green and Ellen Bessie Green, of 33, Brunswick Rd., Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GREENGRASS Herbert Wallace
Private M2/119855, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in France 21 March 1918. Aged 38. Born Oulton Broad, Suffolk, Norwich, Lowestoft. Awarded French Red Cross Medal. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 95. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GREENGRASS Laurence [William]
Private 19140, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Oulton Broad, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Robert and Mary Greengrass, of Victoria Rd., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 1. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GRIFFITHS J G
R.N.R.T. Killed in action. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GRIMBLE William A
Seaman 7478A, H.M. Yacht Goissa, Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned in a collision 25 April 1916. Born 2 August 1892 in Mutfield, Suffolk. His father was residet at 59 Kimberley Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 18. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
GROSS John
Mate, SS Sixty Six (Middlesborough), Mercantile Marine. Lost with his ship when it was torpeded and sunk by a German submarine, whilst on passage from Middlesborough to London, lost off Scarborough. The ship shattered and was sunk immediately 29 June 1918. Aged 61. He was born (1856) and lived in Lowestoft, and was a Master Mariner up until his death. Husband of Alice Elizabeth Gross, of 13, Salisbury Rd., Lowestoft. In 1901 he was living at 80, Carlton Road, Kirkley, Suffolk; his father was a Gardener, born Wrentham, Suffolk circa 1822. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Note: He is also mentioned on the grave headstone of Alice Gross, his widow, in the Lowestoft Cemetery 'Capt John Gross, beloved husband of the above, killed by enemy action 29 June 1918'.

Note: The Sixty Six was a defensively armed British merchant ship. On 29th June 1928 at 2.15am, when 3 miles east from Scarborough, she spotted a German submarine UB 88 in fog on the surface 500 yards abeam on the port side, steering the same course. The Sixty Six was on a course parallel to the buoys in the war channel. She turned to starboard to bring the submarine astern, but within minutes was struck amidships by a torpedo. The explosion was so intense that the ship broke up and sunk immediately. The survivors were thrown into the water. She had a crew of 11, and 6 lives were lost.

GURNEY James R
[Memorial book lists him as Died in France] See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

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