War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
and Copyright © Transcribed
and researched Lynda
is a village on the A146 between Norwich and Loddon. For more information
and pictures of tHURTON church please see Simons
Norfolk Church Website.
Copyright © Simon Knott 2005
THE MEMORY OF
61284 Labour Corps. Formerly 38896. 35th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.
Died in France & Flanders on 1st March 1918. Born and lived Thurton.
Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IX. E. 10.
G/9096. 7th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment).
Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th February 1917. Lived
and enlisted Norwich. Buried: Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt,
Somme, France. Ref. IX. A. 7.
Wallis on CWGC & CD). Private G/50821. 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment.
Formerly G/11828 Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in France
& Flanders on 10th October 1917. Aged 19. Born Thurston, Norfolk
(Possibly this should be Thurton). Lived Thurton. Enlisted Norwich.
Son of Mrs. Agnes Witham, of 24, The Street, Thurton, Norwich. Commemorated:
Tyne Cot Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 113 to 115.
71177. 29th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Transferred to (180419)
339th Company, Labour Corps. Died at home on 29th March 1919. Aged
35. Buried: Thurton (St. Ethelbert) Churchyard West of church. [This
was a later addition to the memorial and the memorial was rededicated
on Sunday 14th November 2021 including his name]
WHO DIED ON MILITARY SERVICE DURING
THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919
OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED
1939 – 1945
5772113. 4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 17th November
1943. Aged 25. Son of Lewis Sydney and Letha Maria Herwin, of Thurton,
Norfolk. His brother Thomas William also died on service. Buried:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Ref. B3. X. 1.
5774223. 4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 7th October
1943. Aged 22. Son of Lewis Sydney and Letha Maria Herwin, of Thurton,
Norfolk. His brother Eric George also died on service. Buried: Chungkai
War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 2. G. 4.
5777527. 1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 11th June
1944. Aged 27. Son of William E. B. Purling and Mabel G. F. Purling,
of Thurton; husband of Emma Purling, of Swafield. Buried: Thurton
(St. Ethelbert) Churchyard.
1 December, 2021