War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2004
is situated east of Holt in North Norfolk. Within the parish church
of St Mary the Virgin are tablets listing those who gave their lives
in World War 1 anf World War 2. The World War 1 memorial is in the form
of a rectangular tablet with a moulded border; a sword with twinning
runs down the centre of the tablet between the names. The 10 names for
World War 1 listed here have been sorted into alphabetical order. The
World War 2 memorial is a rectangular heaed tblet with the incription
in black lettering; there are two names listed. There is also a Roll
of Honour which takes the form of a wooden board with a painted shield
at the top, centre, with the names of those who died marked with a gold
Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2004
the Honoured Memory of
the Men from this Parish who
gave their lives for their Country
in the War 1914 – 1919.
Cannot find a military record for this man ***
the 1901 census William Barnes was aged 8, born Wickmere, Norfolk,
son of Matthew and Martha Barnes, resident School Lane, Baconsthorpe,
Felbrigg, Erpingham, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 18,
born Wickmere, Norfolk, a Farm Labourer, son of Matthew and Martha
Elizabeth Barnes, resident Bayfield Breeks Holt, Bayfield, Norfolk.
240202, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment.
Killed in action 19th April 1917. Aged 21. Born Bodham, Holt, Norfolk,
enlisted Sheringham, Norfolk. Baptised 24 May 1896 in Bodham, Norfolk.
Son of Arthur Edward and Alice Ann Cletheroe, of Baconsthorpe Hall,
Norfolk. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including
Gaza). Plot XXIII. Row C. Grave 2.
82889, "A" Siege Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died
from disease, Pulminonary Tuberculosis, in Shornecliff Military
Hospital on 22nd March 1917, admitted 2nd February 1917, military
report states he had probably suffered with this for 2 or 3 years
prior to his death. Aged 25. Born 16th May 1891 and baptised 27th
May 1891 in Baconsthorpe. Son of James West and Phyllis Harriet
Cooper, of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was aged
9, born Baconsthorpe, resident with his parents, James and Phyllis
Cooper, in the Street, Baconsthorpe, Felbrigg, Erpingham, Norfolk.
Enlisted 18 May 1916, aged 25 years, unmarried, resident Baconsthorpe.
Dicharged as being no longer phycially fit for war service on medical
grounds Para. 392 (xvi) King's Regulation. (Sickness) 4th March
1917, had never served overseas, issued a Silver badge 2nd March
1917, badge number 140931, aged 25 years 10 months, height 5 feet
10½ inches, weight 158lbs, chest 38 inches, fair complexion,
grey eyes, black hair, trade Teamman and Stock Feeder, intended
place of residence Jolly farmers' Inn, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk. Buried
in at Baconsthorpe St Mary Churchyard, Norfolk.
13993, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia
on 26th March 1916. Aged 23. Born Baconsthorpe. Enlisted Norwich.
Son of Mr. B. Dew, of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk; husband of Brenda M.
Dew, of Hingham, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra
Memorial, Iraq. Panel 10.
12576, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France
& Flanders on 30th May 1916. Born Baconsthorpe. Enlisted Norwich.
Buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot
I. Row F. Grave 45.
19515, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France
& Flanders on 20th September 1917. Aged 20. Son of Alfred and Ann
Jarvis, of Baconsthorpe, Holt, Norfolk. Buried in Duisans British
Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Plot. V. Row B. Grave 6.
392969. 9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles).
Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th July 1918. Born Blofield.
Lived Baconsthorpe. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in Bavelincourt Communal
Cemetery, Somme, France. Row C. Grave 10.
Frederick John Knowles. Private 18830, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.
Died of wounds in Mesopotamia on 22nd April 1916. Born Hanworth,
Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot
XXII. Row D. Grave 13.
T.F. 203340, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's OWn (Middlesex Regiment).
Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st August 1917. Born Baconsthorpe.
Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate)
Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.
21246, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Formerly 19397, Norfolk Regiment.
Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th October 1917. Aged
21. Son of Mrs. E. M. Thursby, of Lower Gresham, Norwich. No known
grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.
Name Liveth For Evermore.
In Honoured Memory of
Seaman C/JX 186994, H.M.S. Forfar, Royal Navy. Died on 2nd December
1940. Aged 21. Son of Frederick H. and Maud E. Grout, of Holt, Norfolk.
No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel
36, Column 2.
note: HMS Forfar started her life as the passenger ship Montrose
of Canadian Pacific Steamship Ltd. In 1939 she was requisitioned
by the Admiralty and converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser. On
2nd December 1940 she had just left convoy HX-90 bound for OB-251
in the Atlantic when she was torpedoed and sunk by U-99. All but
21 of her complement perished.
5775036, 1st Battalion, Durham Light Infatry. Died 30th November
1944. Son of Sidney A. and Hilda M. Smith, of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk.
Buried in FORLI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row D. Grave 19.
gave their lives in
The Second World War.
We will Remember Them
15 October, 2018