War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed and researched Steve Smith 2009
From the A149, heading towards North Walsham, turn left onto Union Street
when you enter Smallburgh. Continue on this road until you reach Sloley
Road, which will be found on the right hand side. The memorial is situated
in the church grounds. There is also a memorial in the church, which
commemorates both those that fell and those that survived World War
1. The external memorial takes the form of a wheel cross mounted on
a long shaft on a plinth with a three-stepped base and sourrounded with
a gravelled area.
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The Glory of God and in Memory of the Men of Sloley
Who Gave Their Lives in the Great War 1914-1919
CH/19392, 1st R.M. Battalion, R.N. Div Royal Marine Light Infantry
who was ‘Killed in Action on 03/09/1918 at the age of 22. Percy
had joined the 2nd RM Battalion and was sent to France between 26/1/18-12/3/18.
He was gassed on 22/3/18 and was invalided back to the UK. He was
the son of Mr. A. S. Bean, of Sloley and is now laid to rest in
Grave B. 17 TRIANGLE CEMETERY, INCHY-EN-ARTOIS in France.
52843, 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers who ‘Died of Wounds
on 28/09/1918 at the age of 19. Leslie was born in South Repps and
enlisted in Grantham. He was the son of George and the late Sarah
Bullimore and is now laid to rest in Grave V. B. 30 TERLINCTHUN
BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE in France.
15759, 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment who was ‘Killed in Action
on 27/03/1918. William was born in Frettenham and enlisted in Norwich.
He has no known grave and is now commemorated on Panel 23 of the
POZIERES MEMORIAL in France.
19202, 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment who ‘Died’ on 08/09/1916.
Herbert was born in Tunstead and enlisted in Norwich. He is now
laid to rest in Grave III. B. 8 in AMARA WAR CEMETERY in Iraq.
15167, 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment who was ‘Killed in Action’
on 19/07/1916. Ernest was born in Reepham and enlisted in Norwich.
He is now laid to rest in Grave VII. G. 1 in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY,
LONGUEVAL in France. On this day the 8th Norfolks assisted the South
African Brigade in the Battle for Delville Wood.
3122, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars who was ‘Killed in Action’
on 01/11/1914 at the age of 25. Walter was born in Earlham, resided
in North Walsham, and enlisted in Norwich. He was the son of Robert
and Alice Golder of Sloley. He has no known grave and is now commemorated
on Panel 5 of the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL in Belgium.
T4/108220, Army Service Corps, attached 40th Field Ambulance Royal
Army Medical Corps who ‘Died’ on 07/08/1916 at the age of 37. Robert
was born in Dilham and resided and enlisted in Norwich. He was the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeckells, of Tunstead and husband of Azealear
Jeckells, of Little Melton, Norwich. He is now laid to rest in Grave
XIV. F. 7 of AMARA WAR CEMETERY in Iraq.
29073, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment who ‘Died of Wounds’
on 01/08/1916. Albert was born and resided in Sloley and enlisted
in Norwich. He is now laid to rest in Grave I. E. 42 in LA NEUVILLE
BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE in France.
5th Field Coy Royal Engineers who ‘Died of Wounds’ on 17/12/1914
at the age of 36. He is now laid to rest in the North-West part
of SLOLEY (ST. BARTHOLOMEW) CHURCHYARD. St Jude’s Church South Kensington
West London. Between the 5th and 11th November 1914 the 5th Field
Company were used as infantry to assist in stemming the German tide
at Nonne Bosschen in the Battle of 1st Ypres.
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Corporal, 235703, 13th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment who
‘Died of Wounds’ on 13/04/1918. Christopher was born in Foulsham,
resided in Tunstead and enlisted in Norwich. He was the son of Mrs.
A. A. Prior, of High St., Sloley. He is now laid o rest in Grave
I. A. 13 EBBLINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY in France.
21209, 7th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who
‘Died’ on 26/10/1916. Frederick was born in Skeyton, resided in
Sloley and enlisted in Norwich. He is now laid to rest in Grave
I. Q. 60 ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION in France.
14659787, 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment who was ‘Killed in Action’
on 11/08/1944 at the age of 19. Walter was the son of Walter George
and Daisy Theresa Cox, of Sloley and he is now laid to rest in Grave
XXIII. C. 7 BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY in France.
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