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World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2004

Bodham is a village a couple of miles east of Holt, and to the north of Baconsthorpe.
The War memorial is set in the outside wall of the tower of All Saints Parish Church.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2004

To the Glory of God
and in loving memory of
The Bodham Men
who fell in the Great War
this tower was restored in 1921.

1914 – 1919

TUCK George Charles
Private 14265. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 7th January 1916. Born Kelling, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. G. 3.
DIX William Ernest
Sergeant 14600. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 25th May 1916. Born Salthouse, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Alice Mary Dix, of 3, Foundry Cottages, Bodham, Holt, Norfolk. Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VII. A. 20.
[Nicholls on CD & CWGC] Private 14512. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd February 1916. Born Bodham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: White House Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. F. 23
BALLS Walter
Private 18354. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd March 1917. Aged 28. Born Beckham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Emily Balls, of Overton Square, Bodham, Holt, Norfolk. Buried: Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. B. 45.
GANT William
Private 18528. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th November 1917. Aged 23. Born Lower Bodham. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late Mrs. Harriet Sarah Gant. Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 4.
EMERY William
Private G/9386. 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action with The British Expeditionary Force on 4th November 1918. Born Beckham. Enlisted Cromer. Buried: Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-Au-Bois, Nord, France. Ref. I. F. 14.
To the Glory of God
In moving Memory of
Francis William Digby
Who Fell in Action
Feb. 12 1942
1939   1945
DIGBY Francis William
Lance Corporal 5774906. 5th Batallion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 7th February 1942. Aged 21. Son of Alfred Henry and Mary E. Digby, of Bodham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 48.
Buried in the Churchyard, not on the Memorial.
PLATFORD Herbert Arthur
Private 14519982. 4th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. Died on 23rd October 1943. Aged 19. Son of Mark and Bessie Platford, of Hempstead. Buried: Bodham (All Saints) Churchyard.

15 February 2005

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