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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed and researched Martin Edwards 2017

PALMER B R
Engineer, R.N.R.T. Killed in action. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PARKER William
Private 41257, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action in France 23 March 1918. Born Norwich, Norfolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 33136, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PARRY Arthur George
Private G/32364, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Aged 20. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 16 May 1917. Son of Peter and Elizabeth Parry, of Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 8. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
PASQUE Charles [Frederick]
[Spelt PARSK on CWGC] Seaman 5856A, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 1st January 1915. Age 21. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Parsk, of 4, Epsom Terrace, Kirkley Run South, Lowestoft. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 14. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Special Note: H.M.S. Formidable was torpedoed by German submarine U-24 off Portland Bill 1st January 1915 and sank quickly, in the bad weather at the time, with the loss of 547 men from the compliment of 780. She was a battleship of the Formidable Class. HMS Formidable served in the Mediterranean Fleet up to April 1908 when she was transferred to the Channel Fleet. She went to Chatham dockyard for refit from August 1909 to April 1909 joining the Home Fleet after refit and then the Atlantic Fleet until May 1912. Reduced to Nucleus crew with the 2nd Fleet at the Nore. Served between 1912-14 with the 5th Battle Squadron and was serving with this squadron at the outbreak of World War I.

H.M.S. Formidable now lies south of Lyme Regis in 60 to 65 metres of water and although she has a large torpedo hole in one side is largely intact.

PATTERSON Ernest Arthur
Drummer 14799, "B" Company, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 31 August 1915. Aged 19. Born Oulton Broad, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of George and Emma Eliza Patterson, of Edith Cottage, Commodore Rd., Oulton Broad, Suffolk. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 20. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PATTERSON T
Able Seaman, Royal Navy. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PATTERSON William
Rigger, R.F.A. "Hughli", Mercantile Marine Reserve. Killed at Ostend 26 April 1919. Aged 29. Husband of Ella May Patterson, of 21, Stanford St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 32. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PAUL Alfred James
Seaman 4798A, S.S. "Highland Corrie" assigned from H.M.S. "Macedonia", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost his life when the S.S. "Highland Corrie" was sunk by torpedo, English Channel, 16 May 1917. Aged 21. Born 2 January 1895 in Oulton Broads. Son of Belinda Paul, of 8, Fir Lane, Lowestoft, Suffolk, and the late George Paul. Baptised 30 August 1895 in Lowestoft, son of George and Belinda. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Oulton, Suffolk, a Fish Worker, resident with his parents, George and Belinda, at 8 Fir Lane, Lowestoft, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 26. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PEAK Arthur
[Two entries on SDGW and CWGC] either Private 33543, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action between 9 and 19 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

or Private 33543, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148.

See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

PEARSON Arthur
Deckhand 4663/DA, H.M.S. "Attentive III" (Dover Patrol), Royal Naval Reserve. Died of gas poisoning 5 November 1917. Aged 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pearson, of Blundeston; husband of Alice M. Pearson, of 165, St. Margarets Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section 13. Grave 392. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PEARSON Artis [Robert]
Private 23354, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 14 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Blunderston, Suffolk, enlisted Thirsk, resident Lowestoft. Son of Daniel William and Emma Artis Pearson, of Oulton Rd., Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 7. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PEEK Leonard Emmanuel
Born Lowestoft 1 May 1889. Engineman in the Royal Naval Reserve on HM Drifter Girl Gracie, his service number was 4040ES (Ch). He died from disease on 14 September 1918 at Feldbach, Lager (Non Commission Officers) Austro-Hungarian Prisoner of War Camp, Lebring, Steiermark, Austria. He was buried in Grave number 852 at the Prisoner of War Cemetery, Muhldorf, Feldbach, Austria. His next of kin was his wife Violet Beatrice Peek, formerly Woolner, living at 66 Worthing Road, Lowestoft. CWGC has his Grave details as Spec. Memorial (8. D. 18.) at Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Carinthia, Austria. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PESKETT Harry St. Hill
Captain, "C" Company, 10th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds received at Vimy Ridge 13 April 1917. Aged 29. Son of Frank and Mary Lorina Peskett, of Lowestoft, Suffolk. Employee of estancia "La Ventura", Pasman, Argentine; left September 1914. Baptised 8 January 1888 in St John the Baptost Church, Shadingfield, Suffolk, resident Lowestoft, son of Frank and Mary Lorina Peskett. In the 1891 census he aged 3, born Lowestoft, son of Frank Peskett (a widower), resident London Road, Lowestoft, Mutford, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Lowestoft, son of Frank and Edith J (stepmother) Preskett, resident 3, High Street, Lowestoft, Mutford, Suffolk. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PHILLIPS Frederick [Victor]
Engineman 2294/ES, H.M.S. "Victory", Royal Naval Reserve. Died in R.N. hospital at Haslar from disease 20 September 1918. Aged 31. Born 7 JUne 1887 in Littlehampton, Sussex. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, a boarder, Fisher Boy, born Littlehampton, Sussex, resident Grove Road, Lowestoft. He married Violet Daisy Clarke in the January to March Quarter 1908 in the Nutford Registration District, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, married, born Wick, Sussex, married to Violet D, one son Victor W, resident 3 Melbourne Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. At the time of his death his wife's address is given as 51 Meyrick Road, Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 30. Grave 22. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PIKE Samuel Augustus
Private 2350, 3rd/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force). Drowned in Royal Edward 13 August 1915. Aged 23. Enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk, resident Cambridge. Son of Henry and Annie E. Pike, of 139, London Rd. North, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 201 and 202 or 236 to 239 and 328. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PIPER Walter George
Sometimes listed as William George Piper, born Lowestoft 29 November 1899. Able Seaman in the Royal Naval Reserve in Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division, his service number was R/1157. He was killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on 21 March 1918, and was buried in Grave reference 6.E.8.b. at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France. His parents were Walter & Emily Piper, living 1 St Margarets Plain, Infirmary Road, Lowestoft. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PITCHERS Benjamin Robert
Engineman 3444/TS, H.M. Trawler "Falstaff", Royal Naval Reserve. Died abroad from pneumonia, reported by S.N.O. Mudros, 18 December 1918. Aged 26. Born 10 August 1892 in Oulton Broad, baptised 18 September 1892 in Oulton, Suffolk. Husband of Ruth, of 13 Thurston Road, Lowestoft; married July to September Quarter 1915 in Mutford Registration District, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Oulton, Suffolk, resident with his parents John and Ellen Pitchers, in Moyse Road, Oulton, Mutford, Suffolk. Buried in SYRA NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Greece. Plot II. Row C. Grave 7. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PITCHERS Oscar John
[Listed as PITCHER on CWGC and most records] Skipper, H.M. Trawler "Jessie Nutten", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed 4 September 1916. Aged 32. Son of John and Laura Pitcher, of South Lowestoft; husband of Kate Florence Pitcher, of 5, Coronation Terrace, Pakefield, Lowestoft, Suffolk. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, a scholar, born Oulton, Suffolk, resident with his parents, John and Laura, in Pakefield Street, Kirkley, Mutford, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was unmarried, aged 18, a 4th Hand, born Carlton, Suffolk, aboard "admiral" Milford, Pembrokeshire, Wales. In the 1911 census he was Trawling Skiiper, married, aged 24, born Carlton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, visiting Padstow, St Columb, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 18. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PITT Arthur James
Acting Gunner, H.M.S. "Raglan", Royal Navy. Killed in action off Imbros (island of Turkey) when his ship was sunk in action with "Goeben" and "Breslau" 20 January 1918. Aged 26. Born 15 November 1891 in Lowestoft. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pitt, of 10, Spurgeon Score, High St., Lowestoft. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Lowestoft, son of Arthur H and Agnes Pitt, resident 5, Spurgeons Score, Lowestoft, Mutford, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, unmarried, born Christchuch, Lowestoft, Able Seaman aboard ship. Prior to enlistment he was a fuish labourer. Enlisted 15 November 1909 for 12 years. Heogh 5 feet 9 inches, chest 34¼ inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot/Row/Section L. Grave 72. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PLATER E W
Private, Royal Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in France. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PLUCK Frederick [James]
Private 8991, 11th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Ernest and Caroline Pluck, of 12, Beckham Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 13. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft
POINTER Leonard
Private G/69025, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 23 September 1918. Born King's Lynn, Norfolk, resident and enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in THILLOY ROAD CEMETERY, BEAULENCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 24. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft
POLLARD

William Walter George

Boy 1st Class J/29100, H.M.S. Clan McNaughton, Royal Navy. Died 3rd February 1915. Aged 16. Son of William A. and Florence Pollard. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

Note: HMS CLAN McNAUGHTON, was an armed merchant cruiser, lost 3rd February 1915, in the Atlantic. She was a pre-war merchant ship, which was requisitioned in November 1914 when she returned to her home port of Tilbury. She was then hastily converted into something she was never intended to be - a warship, which would have included mounting guns up on deck - well above her normal centre of gravity. A ad-hoc crew were then cobbled together for her: Career RN officers, although her engineer officers had all been Merchant Navy, some career RN Ratings, but many of the rest of her crew were reservists including some men from Newfoundland, one or two RN pensioners, plus no less than 50 boys straight out of the training shore base at Shotley, H.M.S. Ganges. All in all, an odd-ball crew who would have been completely unfamiliar with the ship and how she sailed.

She sailed for patrol duties in the North Atlantic a few days before Christmas 1914, but had to put into Liverpool on the way, for some problem to be sorted. She returned to Liverpool certainly once, perhaps twice before her loss in February 1915. She was in radio contact at about 6 a.m. on the morning of 3rd February 1915 and reported terrible weather conditions. Nothing further was ever heard of her. Some floating wreckage was found about fortnight later in the approximate area of her last known position but it could not be identified as having come from her. The truth is that no one knows for certain what did happen to her.

POOLE Ernest Frederick
Private 41854, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 20 November 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Ramsgate, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Lowestoft. Son of the late Robert Poole; husband of Harriett Poole, of 243, Raglan St., Lowestoft. Formerly 39786, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 12. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
POPE, DCM Ernest Edward
Lance Sergeant 55877, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 13 October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 14648, Essex Regiment. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 57. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Citation for Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.), London Gazette 2 December 1919:

55877 L/Sjt. E.E. POPE 14th Bn. (Lowestoft)
During the attack near Northo Wood, near Villers Guislain, on the 8th October 1918, he, finding the left flank of his company held up by a hostile machine gun, crawled up to the wire which surrounded the post and captured the crew of four men, the light machine gun, and an anti-tank rifle. His most gallant action enabled his company to continue the advance. He displayed great courage throughout the attack. He was afterwards killed on 13th October 1918.

POPPY Harry Charles
Private 89, 54th (1st/1st East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Herbert Harry and Alice Poppy, of "Ingle Nook," St. Peter's St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Extract from a newspaper cutting (thanks to Audrey McFarthing) - lost at sea when the troopship 'The Royal Edward' was sunk - torpedoed - on 13th August 1915:

Prvt. H.C.Poppy was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Poppy, of 127, High Street, Lowestoft. Previous to the war he was an assistant at Messrs. J Deverauux and Sons, Kirkley Stores, but towards the end of 1914 he felt his country's call and began to take an interest in the St John's Ambulance Brigade and attended classes at the Lowestoft YMCA. In February, 1915, having obtained his 'First-Aid' certificate, he joined the East Anglian Casualty Clearing Station. Previous to going abroad Prvt Poppy obtained his nursing certificate and also had much valuable hospital training at the 1st Eastern General Hospital. In social life he was a member of the Lowestoft Y.M.C.A. and was a member of the Swimming Club.

PORTER

Arthur Victor

Private 12491, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1915. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of George and Emily Porter, of 81, Wollaston Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

PORTER William [Ernest]
Pioneer 225371, 308th Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Diedm 13 February 1917. Aged 36. Born Bury St Edmunds, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of John and Sansan Porter; husband of Maria Porter, of "Stromness," Beccles Rd., Oulton Broad, Suffolk. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 3. Row G. Grave 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
POTTER George
Shoeing Smith 54973, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 2 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Woolwich, resident Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 21. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PRETTY Hugh
No further information currently available. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PROUDFOOT Albert Francis
Private 43772, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France 13 November 1916. Aged 21. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Harry and Mildred Proudfoot, of 46, Marine Parade, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Formerly 2115, Suffolk Cyclist Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PYE James William
Born Lowestoft 14 August 1892. Stoker in the Royal Naval Reserve on HMS Pembroke, his service number was 2315S (Ch). He was killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on 4 September 1917, and was buried in Grave Reference C. of E. 6. 297. C, or Naval. 6. 297 at New Cemetery, Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham, Kent. His next of kin was listed as a friend, Violet Randall, living at Yarmouth Road, Heckingham, Loddon, Norfolk. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
PYE Percy
[Spelt Percey on SDGW] Private T/243049, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 12 October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Lowestoft. Formerly 276396, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

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