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Bessingham is a small village south west of Cromer.
There is a War Memorial plaque in the church



Charles John

Private 241154. 1st/5th Battalion,, Norfolk Regiment. Died Thursday 19 April 1917. Age 23. Enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Mary Ann Tuck, of Bessingham, Aldborough, Norfolk. Buried: GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXIII. E. 8.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 4, Page 216 - TUCK, Charles John - Private, No 241154, 5th (Territorial) Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment

only son of John Tuck, of Bessingham, co.Norfolk, by his wife Mary Ann, dau.of Stephen Lambert, of Matlaske; born 6th Jan,1894; educated Gresham Council School, co.Norfolk; joined the Norfolk Regiment.21st Jan,1916; served with The Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Egypt and Palestine from the following July; was reported wounded and missing after the Battle of Gaza, 19th April,1917, and is now assumed to have been killed on or since that date. Unm.


Herbert Ernest

Private 202343. 2nd Battalion,, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 5 November 1918. Born Downham, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERYAisne, France. Ref. II. E. 23.

8 February 2004

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