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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2013

This list is taken from photographs of the War Memorial taken by a professional photographer in March 2010. The few extra names which have been added are highlighted. Some details included have been taken from documents supplied (at considerable expense,) by the Norfolk Record Office. These were in rather spidery writing and very difficult to read. There were many problems with deciphering the information, but after all this time one can only do ones best.

There are 6 names from the memorial.

Private 29190, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 30th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Warlencourt 12 October 1916. Born in Manchester and enlisted in Norwich. Resident of Gorleston. Buried in Warlencourt Britiah Cemetery
OLLEY William Benjamin
Private 35797, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 32nd Division. Killed in action 17 September 1918. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Gouzencourt New British Cemetery
Lance Corporal 19409, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Indian Division. Killed in action at Kut 29 March 1916. Aged 25. Son of George Denney and Elizabeth Osborne of 5, Pleasant Place, Caister Road, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth Platelayer (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway). No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.
OVERBURY Thomas Wilson
Deck Hand 5127/DA, H.M. Drifter “Hilary 11”, Royal Naval Reserve. Great Yarmouth Drifter hired as net guardian based at Sheerness Mined 25 March 1916. 8 crew members lost in the explosion. Son of Edward & Ellen Elizabeth Overbury; husband of Florence Jane Overbury of 8, Dredge Road, Gorleston. Thomas Overbury was 44. Buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery
OVERTON George Arthur
Corporal 1217, 1/1st Battalion, Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action on Gallipoli 5 December 1915. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Overton of Hillcrest, 317, The Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. Buried in Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac, Gallipoli.
OWENS Owen Llewellyn
Skipper, H.M.S. “Soldier Prince”, Royal Naval Reserve. Trawler hired as a Minesweeper. Died of illness 18 September 1916. Aged 49. Husband of Sarah Edith Myra Owens of 10, Beach Road, Gorleston. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery

Last update 8 October, 2013

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