War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Shaz Ann; researched Martin
Edwards - 2018
memorial is o be found at the roadside in Weasenham, King's Lynn, Norfolk.
It takes the form of a plain Latin cross mounted on a square, tapered,
plinth with a three stepped base. The memorial was unveiled in August
1920 by Dowager Countess of Leicester. There are 13 names for World
War 1 (srted into alphabetical order here) and one for World War 2.
Copyright © Shaz Ann 2018
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF WEASENHAM WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
THEY DIED NOBLY GIVING THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
KING AND COUNTRY
MAY THEIR NAMES NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
7073, 1st Battalio, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 31 October
1914. Aged 25. Born Weasenham, Norfolk, enlisted Fakenham, Norfolk.
Son of Charles Askew, of Weasenham St. Peter, King's Lynn. Buried
in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A.
3rd Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action
18 August 1916. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in FLATIRON
COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 28.
CLARKE on SDGW] Private 48453, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.
Killed in action 26 Otober 1918. Born Weasenham, All Saints, Norfolk,
5937, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.
Died at 6:30pm, in 13 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, of gunshot
wounds to the head received in action 28 April 1915. Born Whissonett,
Norfolk, enlisted Fakenham, Norfolk. Son of Ephraim and Eliza
Dixon. Attested 28 October 1901 at Whissonseet, aged 18 years
2 months, born Whissonsett, Labourer by trade, unmarried, height
5 feet 7¾ inches, weight 127lbs, chest 34 inches, fresh
complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church
of England. He married Constance Ada Swann 12 April 1909 in Little
Ilford, Essex, and they had three children; after his death they
were resident 173 Daffodil Road, Lodge Lane, Welling, Kent, where
she had remarried a 'Tappenden'. His wife was originally living
at 35 The Cottages, Weasenham St. Peters. He had nine siblings,
six brothers and two sisters. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 3.
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I RMA/13704, H.M.S. "Benbow", Royal Marine Artillery.
Died 1 April 1918. Aged 26. Son of William and Maria Large, of 1,
Weasenham All Saints, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in DEAL CEMETERY,
Kent. Grave reference 2. 1223.
6105, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 September
1914. Aged 36. Born Weasenham, Norfolk, enlisted Fakeham, Norfolk.
Son of Walter Manning, of Weasenham St. Peter, King's Lynn; husband
of May Manning, of Newton Rd., Castle Acre, King's Lynn. No known
grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne,
Lieutenant (Acting Captain), 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire
Light Infantry). Killed in action 9 September 1918. Aged 21. Son
of Gilbert Wellesley Overman and Mary Overman, of The Manor House,
Weasenham, St. Peter, King's Lynn. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH
CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 8.
16088, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 October
1917. Aged 25. Born Weasenham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk.
Son of Isaac and Ann Smith, of Weasenham, King's Lynn, Norfolk.
Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated
at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and
17557, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 9 May 1917.
Aged 22. Born Weasenham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son
of Mr. and Mrs. I. Smith, of Weasenham, St. Peter, Norfolk; husband
of Kathleen Rose Smith, of Hardingham Rd., Hingham, Attleborough,
Norfolk. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE, Pas de Calais,
France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 46.
15376, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 3 November 1916. Aged
29. Husband of Mabel Thompson, of Weasenham St. Peter, King's Lynn,
Norfolk. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France.
Plot III. Row E. Grave 29.
Corporal 40118, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action
28 April 1917. Born Weasenham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk.
Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot
I. Row G. Grave 7.
1939 - 1945
(Air Gunner) 1876569, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20
August 1944. Son of Walter William and Elizabeth Walker, of Weasenham,
Norfolk. Buried in ARDGLASS (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD,
County Down, Northern ireland. Grave 2.
9 May, 2018