War 1 - Detailed Information
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are two memorials to be found on the outside wall of of St Botolphs
Church, Tottenhill Norfolk. The first is a stone tablet inscribed with
the names of the fallen from World War 1 (8 names sorted here into alphabetical
order) and the second a stone plaque with the names of those who gave
their lives in World War 2 (3 names).
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
G/9108, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment).
Died 2 March 1917. Aged 24. Son of William and Sarah Boon, of Tottenhill
Row, King's Lynn. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Tottenhill,
Norfolk, son of William and Sarah Boon, resident Tottenhill Row,
Tottenhill, Downham, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 17,
born Tottenhill, Norfolk, a Farm Labourer, son of William and Sarah
Boon, resident Tottenhill Row, Kings Lynn, Tottenhill, Norfolk.
Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot
II. Row N. Grave 12.
40005, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action
25 September 1916. Aged 28. Born South Runcton, Norfolk, resident
Tottenhill, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Emma E.
Britton, of White House, Tottenhill, King's Lynn. No nown grave.
Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face
2 C and 3 A.
166170, 140th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 20 September
1917. Aged 30. Son of Mrs. Harriett Chapman, of Tottenhill, King's
Lynn. Buried in ZUYDCOOTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot
I. Row E. Grave 15.
41561, st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 11 March 1918.
Aged 21. Born Brighton, resident Tottenhill, King's Lynn, enlisted
King's Lynn. Son of James and Ellen Langridge, of 2, Meadow Cottages,
Tottenhill, King''s Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY
CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVII. Row EE. Grave 11A.
28193, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11
August 1918. Aged 30. Born Watlington, Norfolk, enlisted Tottenhill,
Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of Elizabeth Mason, of Tottenhill,
King's Lynn, Norfolk, and the late William Mason. Buried in ST.
AMAND BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave
29250, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12
October 1916. Born and resident Tottenhill, Norfolk, enlisted King's
Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme,
France. Pier and Face 2 C.
6181, 53rd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 9651,
Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 11 July 1916. Born Shepherd's
Bush, Middlesex, resident Wormegay, enlisted King's Lynn. Buried
in MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.1, Somme, France. Row B. Grave
Sergeant 242498, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk
Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19 April 1917. Born Tottenhill,
Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY,
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXIII. Row C. Grave
THOU FAITHFULL UNTO DEATH, AND
I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE."
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
1939 - 1945
5777455, 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of dysentery as a
Japanese Prisoner of War 3 October 1943 in No. 114, Kamburi Camp,
Thailand. Aged 28. Captured at the fall of Singapore 15 February
1942. Born and resident Norfolk. Son of Theodore and Eva Ruth Harrod,
of Tottenhill, Norfolk; grandson of Ruth Sarah Barrett, of Tottenhill.
Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 8. Row B. Grave
Sergeant, 6457757, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action
on D Day 6 June 1944. Aged 35. Son of James and Laura Hollox; husband
of Lillias Merriman (nee Eynon) Hollox, of Neyland, Pembrokeshire,
married July to September Quarter 1941 in Haverfordwest Registration
District, Pembrokeshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados,
France. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 2.
14730010, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in
action 20 November 1944. Aged 19. Born and resident Norfolk. Son
of Bertie Leonard and Gertrude Ethel Secker, of Tottenhill, Norfolk.
Buried in MIERLO WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot
VI. Row D. Grave 13.
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