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NORTON SUBCOURSE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed and researched Lynda Smith 2005

Norton Subcourse is a small village a mile or so north east of Loddon. For more information and pictures of the church please see Simon’s Norfolk Church Website. The memorial stands in St Mary's churchyard and takes the form of a cross mounted on a tapering shaft atop a plinth with a three stepped base. The inscription and names are on the plinth.

Photograph Copyright © Simon Knott 2005

IN
GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

BARNES Walter William
Private G/13870. 1st Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th June 1917. Aged 19. Born Heckingham, Norfolk. Lived Norton St. Cross (sic). Enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Ellen Lucy Barnes, of Norton Subcourse, Norwich. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.
EDWARDS Hubert James
Lance Corporal 23908. 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th October 1917. Aged 27. Born Morton, Norfolk. Enlisted Colchester, Essex. Son of Robert Frederick and Mary Anne Edwards, of Loddon; husband of Rhoda Edwards, of Norton Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.
FULCHER Edward Clifford
Private 8910. 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th September 1914. Born and lived Norton Subcourse. Enlisted Bury. Commemorated: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
FULLER John Sayer
Private 20582. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 17819 Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea on 13th August 1915. Aged 34. Born Toft Monks, Norfolk. Lived Norton Subcourse. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late John and Jane Fuller, of Thurlton, Norfolk; husband of Charlotte Elizabeth Fuller, of 3, Ravens Meer East, Beccles, Suffolk. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
GARWOOD James
Private 20859. 13th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 17587 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th April 1917. Born and lived Norton Subcourse. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
HAMMOND, MM Arthur George

Private 31299, 1st/5th Battalion, Border Regiment formerly 54122, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment [served from 27 October 1917] formerly 39324, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of pneumonia in Bonn Military Hospital 3rd June 1919. Aged 31. Born 10th May 1888. Baptised 1st July 1888 in Hopton (near Lowestoft), St Margaret, Suffolk, son of Arthur William and Elmira Hammond, resident near Croft Gate, Hopton. Enlisted Norwich, June 1917. Son of Arthur and Elmira Hammond of Norton Subcourse, husband of Jane Ellen (neé Sayer), married 1st October 1914 in Carlton Coleville, and father of Arthur John Hammond, also of Norton Subcourse; brother of Percy and John (below). Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) while a member of the Manchester Regiment [London Gazette 23rd July 1919]. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Hopton, Suffolk, son of Arthur W and Elmira Hammond, resident Street, Hopton, Mutford, Suffolk. Admitted to Martham Board/Council School, Martham, Norfolk, 1895, son of Arthur, resident Martham, previously at Hopton School, left the village and school December 1896. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Hopton, Norfolk, son of Arthur and Elmira Hammond, resident Low Road, Norton Subcorse, Norton Subcourse, Loddon, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Hopton, Suffolk, a Farm Labourer, son of Arthur and Elmira Hammond, resident Norton Subcorse Loddon, Norfolk. With the Northamptonshire Regiment he embarked at Folkestone 17th October 1917, disembarked 17th October 1917 at Boulogne, joined Depot 18th October 1917, joined Manchester Regiment 27th October 1917, transferred to Border Regiment, 1st/5th Battalion, 26th March 1919. Height 5 feet 3¾ inches, weight 110 lbs, chest 32-34 inches. Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XII Row E. Grave 1

HAMMOND John William
Private 23158, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment formerly 19103, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26th March 1916. Aged 20. Born 29th July 1885. Martham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Norton Subcourse. Son of Arthur William and Elmira Hammond; brother of Arthur (above) and Percy (below). Admitted to Martham Board/Council School, Martham, Norfolk, 1895, son of Arthur, resident Martham, previously at Hopton School, left the village and school December 1896. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 30.
HAMMOND Percy Raymond
Deckhand 8759/DA, H.M.S. "Pembroke", Royal Naval Reserve. Died from acute oedematous laryngitis and glossitis at R.N. Hospital, Gillingham, Kent, 5th February 1919. Aged 29. Born 28th October 1889 in Hopton, Suffolk. Baptised 1st December 1889 in Hopton (near Lowestoft), St Margaret, son of Arthur William and Elmira Hammond. Son of Arthur William and Elmira Hammond, of Norton Subcourse, Norwich; brother of John and Arthur (above). Admitted to Martham Board/Council School, Martham, Norfolk, 1895, son of Arthur, resident Martham, previously at Hopton School, left the village and school December 1896. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Hopton, Suffolk, a Farm Labourer, son of Arthur and Elmira Hammond, resident Norton Subcorse Loddon, Norfolk. Buried 13 February 1919 in south-west part of NORTON SUBCOURSE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.
LAMB Walter James Roberts
Gunner 145692, 391st Battery, 172nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in Palestine 27th March 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Norwich, resident Loddon. Son of Albert Porter Lamb and Margaret Emma Lamb, of Norton Subcourse, Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section S. Grave 26.
LANHAM Alfred Charles
[Served as Glennis Alfred LANHAM-GOWER] Private 57111, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to H.M.H.S. "Galeka." Lost at sea in a mine explosion, five miles North-West from Cape la Hague, 28 October 1916. Aged 22. Born at Barsham, Suffolk. Baptised at Barsham, Holy Trinity, on 29 July 1894. Resident Walworth, enlisted London. Son of Harriett Humphrey (remarried 1911 formerly Lanham), of Rockland St. Mary, Norwich, and the late Charles Lanham. No known grave. Commemorated in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. "Galeka" Memorial.
REEVE Harry H
Private 38619, 16th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) transferred to 89744, 150th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 23 May 1917. Aged 39. Born Norton Subcourse, enlisted Norwich. Husband of Emily E. Reeve, of Boundary Cottage, Norton Subcourse, Norton, Norwich. Native of Norton Subcourse. Formerly 30385, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 15.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS. THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

PEACE, PERFECT PEACE.

Buried in the churchyard. Not on the memorial.

SELF Arthur Edward
Private 43337. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died at home on 27th November 1916. Aged 21. Born Heckingham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Norton Subcourse (St. Mary) Churchyard. Against West boundary (North part).

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