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MIDDLETONWAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Christine Yaxley 2018

Middleton is a village, 3 miles from King’s Lynn. The village is divided by the A47. The. The War Memorial is situated to the front of the Church of St Mary. The four-sided stone pillar memorial has an urn on top and a wrought iron surround. It commemorates those lost in both World Wars.

Photographs Copyright © Shaz Ann 2018

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF MIDDLETON
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN
THE GEAT WAR 1914-1919. 'GREATER LOVE HAST NO
MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR
HIS FRIENDS'. JOHN 15: 13

1914-1918

ALLCOCK Herbert
Royal Navy, Able Seaman 219836 H.M.S. "Inflexible". Killed in action in attack on Dardanelles, 18 March 1915, aged 31. Son of Mary Mack, of Barney, Guist, Norfolk.
BARDELL Frederick Cross
Aka Fred Cross. Private 235118, 2nd/7th Worcestershire Regiment. Died 18 Aug 1917, aged 20 in France and Flanders. Born 1897, son of Willian & Sarah Bardell of Middleton, Norfolk.
BARRETT Ernest
Ernest Barrett Private 18492, Northamptonshire Reg. Born 1893. Son of Fanny Elizabeth & the late Henry Barrett of 2 Ladysmith Cottages, West Winch, King’s Lynn. Died King’s Lynn, Norfolk, aged 25.
BARRETT Sidney
Poss Sydney Barrett. Private G/28630, 1st Bn. Middlesex Reg, transferred to 107th COY Labour Corps. Died 19 Nov 1917. Son of Fanny Elizabeth & the late Henry Barrett of 2 Ladysmith Cottages, West Winch, King’s Lynn. Buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.
BERRY Albert
Private 20649 Albert Berry, Essex Regiment. Died at Sea on the "Royal Edward" when sunk by a German U-boat on 13 Aug 1915, aged 29. Born 1886, son of Matthew & Fanny Berry of West Lynn. Commemorated at Helles Memorial, Turkey.
BOX Cyril O.
Cyril Box - Private 27032 6th Bn. Northamptonshire Reg. Son of Matthew & Rebecca Box, of Middleton, husband of M.H. Box, of Blackboro’, Middleton, King’s Lynn. Died 31 Aug 1918, aged 32. Buried at Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
CAWSTON Arthur
Arthur Cawston. Lance Corporal 20638, 1st Bn, Essex Reg. Born 1895, son of Isaac & Esther Cawston of Middleton, King’s Lynn. Died at sea 13 Aug 1915 aged 19. Commemorated at Helles Memorial, Turkey.
CHAPMAN William V.
No further information available at present.
CHILVERS F. Charles
Frederick Charles. Private G/63494, 10th BN. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Reg.) Died 4 Sept 1918, aged 19. Son of Maggie Ann Bailey (formerly Chilvers) & the late Charles Daniel Chilvers, of Tower End, Middleton, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
DOWNING James P.
Percy James Downing Private 45231, 2nd Bn. Suffolk Reg. Son of John & Elizabeth Downing of East Winch, Norfolk. Died 27 Sept 1917 in France & Flanders. Buried at Zonnebeke, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium.
GRIGGS Harry
Private 55718, Harry Griggs, 41st Machine Gun Corps. Died 9 April 1918, aged 31. Husband of Mary Griggs, Church Row, Middleton, King’s Lynn. Buried at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
HOWARD Lionel G.
Howard Lionel George, Private 16294 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Reg. Son of Frederick & Keziah Howard of 81 Marlborough, Middleton, Kin’s Lynn. Died 9 May 1915, aged 19. Commemorated at Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
MACK M.M Frank

Ernest Frank Mack Private G/8023 6th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Reg). Born 1894, son of Robert & Mary Mack of Barney, East Dereham, brother of Thomas Mack M.M. Died 17 July 1917, aged 23. Buried at Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas De Calais, France.

MACK M.M. Thomas
Bertie Thomas Mack – Corporal 26840 "A" Bty. 174th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Born 1896, Son of Robert & Mary Mack of Barney, East Dereham, brother of Frank Mack M.M. Died 24 March 1918, aged 21. Buried at St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France.
PARKER Arthur
Arthur Edward Parker. Private 40493 2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Reg. Son of Arthur & Helen Parker, Tower End, Middleton, King’s Lynn. Died 22 March 1918, aged 22. Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
ROLLIN Bernard W.W.
Bernard Wallace William Rollin. Private 29688 7th Bn. Norfolk Reg. Born 1895, son of John & Elizabeth Rollin of Blackboro’, Middleton, King’s Lynn. Died 28 April 1917, aged 22. Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas De Calais, France.
RUDD Frederick J.

Frederick John Rudd. Bandsman 653378, 21st Bn. London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles). Died 4 May 1917. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

RUDLAND Frederick W.
Fred William Rudland. Private 40349, 2nd Batt, Lincolnshire Reg. Born 1882, son of John & Ellen Rudland. Died 4 Mar 1917. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
RUMMERY Arthur E.
Arthur Edward Rummery. Private 18495 6th Bn. Northamptonshire Reg. Born 7 July 1895, son of Levi Ewen & Harriet Rummery, of Church Houses, Middleton, Kings Lynn. Died 7 Dec 19917, aged 22. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
RYE Ernest E.
Ernest Edward Rye. Private 242494, 1/5th Batt Norfolk Reg. Born 1888 in Middleton, King’s Lynn. Son of James & Mary Ann Rye of Tower End, Middleton. Died 21 April 1917. Buried at Deir Belah War Cemetery, Israel & Palestine.
SHAWLL Matthew
Matthew Shawll. Private 291298, 1st Bn. Cambridgeshire Reg. Born abt 1844, son of Mrs Ruth Shawll and husband of Jane Shawll of Fair Green, Middleton, Kings Lynn. Died 14 October 1918, aged 32. Buried at Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies, Pas De Calais, France.
SMITH Percy R.
No further information available at present.
SMITH Walter O.
No further information available at present.
STEWARD H Joseph
Harvest Joseph Steward. Corporal 60028, 101st Coy Labour Corps, formerly (Lce. Cpl 31315) 34th Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Born Middleton 1892. Son of James & Sarah Steward of New Cottages, Hardwick, King’s Lynn. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
STEWARD Alfred M.
Alfred Martin Steward. Private 14431, 9th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Born Middleton, 1891. Son of James & Sarah Steward of New Cottages, Hardwick, King’s Lynn. Died 18 Sept 1918, aged 27. Commemorated at Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas De Calais, France.
THISTLE William J.
Possibly William Henry Thistle. Private 67056, 723rd Coy Labour Corps. Born Middleton 1882, son of William & Elizabeth Thistle, The School House, Middleton. Died 20 May 1918, aged 36. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Pas De Calais, France.
THURSTON Frederick
Frederick Thurston. Lance Corporal 85351, 207th Field Co. Royal Engineers. Born 1886 in North Runcton, Kings Lynn. Son of Stephen & Rebecca Thurston of North Runcton, King’s Lynn, husband of Sarah Ann Thurston of Fair Green, Middleton, Kings Lynn. Died 18 Jan 1918, aged 32. Buried at St Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, St Martin-Sur-Cojeul, Pas De Calais.
TINKER Edward
Edward Tinker. Private 103487, 10 Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). Son of Mrs Tinker, Blackborough End, Middleton, Kings Lynn. Died 23 April 1918. Buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
WILLGRESS Henry
Henry Willgress. Private 206915, 10th Bn. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Son of William & Eliza Willgress of Setchey Road, Blackboro’ End, Middleton, Kings Lynn & brother of John William Willgress. Died of his wounds, 24 July 1917, aged 31. Buried at Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France.
WILLGRESS John W
John William Willgress. Private 18516, 7th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of his wounds 18 June 1916, aged 33. Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
1939-1945
CATER Jack F.
Jack Fordham Cater. Able Seaman C/JX 391187S.S. Zeus. Born 22 March 1921, son of Clark & Elizabeth Cater. Died Saturday 20 Feb 1943, aged 21. Commemorated at Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom.
JOLLIFFE Ronald
Ronald Jolliffe. Lance Bombardier 5774616 6/3 Maritime Reg. Royal Artillery. Son of Mary Helen Jolliffe Died 21 Feb 1942, aged 20. Commemorated at Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom.
HUGGINS Frederick
Frederick Victor Huggins. Warrant Officer Class 1 (R.S.M.) 2314439, Royal Corps of Signals, attd. XX1 Indian Corps of Sigs. Indian Signal Corps. Son of Charles & Harriet Huggins of Station Road, Middleton. Husband of Rosa Huggins, of Redhill, Surrey. Died 20 Jan 1944, aged 42. Buried at Ranchi War Cemetery, India.
TINKER Walter G.
Walter Graham Tinker. Private 5781030, 5th Bn. Royal Norfolk Reg. Born 1920, son of Frederick & Eva Tinker. Died at sea, 21 September 1944, aged 24. Commemorated at Singapore Memorial.

Last updated 10 September, 2019

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