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World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Chris McColl - 2004

The War Memorial is in the grounds of the Parish Church.

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BECK William
Able Seaman R/1013, Howe Bttn. R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died age 27 on Friday 26 October 1917. Son of Frederick and Martha Beck, of Old Walsingham. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 2 to 3 and 162 to 162A
BRETT Charles
Private 16117, 4th Company, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died age 40 on Friday 15th September 1916. Born Gt Walsingham, enlisted Sheffield Son of Charles and Mary Ann Brett, of Scarborough Rd., Great Walsingham. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Lesbeoufs Somme, France. Grave XI. P. 4. Location: Les Boeufs, 16 kms north-east of Albert
BRYANT Ernest Robert
Sergeant 6461, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died age 30 on Sunday 7th February 1915. Son of Arthur George & Rose Bryant, Rose Cottage, Old Walsingham. Husband of Bertha Bryant,10 Flat, 29, Bramham Gardens, Earl's Court, London. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery Pas de Calais, France. Grave XI. P. 4. Location: Les Boeufs 16 kms n/east of Albert
BULLEN Albert James
Private G/17176 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action on Tuesday 25th September 1917. Born Gt Walsingham, 22 August 1898; educated at Great Walsingham, enlisted Norwich 18th October 1916. Buried in Hooge Crater CemeteryIeper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XI. K. 3: Hooge Crater Cemetery is 4 kms east of Ypres town centre
DEWING William Anthony
Private 22777, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died age 19 on Friday 15th September 1916. Son of Mrs. A. Dewing, of Scarborough Rd., Great Walsingham. Buried in Guillemont Rd Cemetery, Guillemont Somme, France. Grave VI. M. 5. Guillemont a village 12 kms east of Albert
Private 51459, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment (Cambs). Died age 19 on Tuesday 9th April 1918. Born Walsingham, Enlisted Cromer. Son of A. W. and Emily Dewing, of Scarborough Rd Great Walsingham. Formerly TR 10/6730 22nd Bttn. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. Ploegsteert Memorial is in Berks Cemetery Extension,12.5 kms south of Ypres town centre
Born East Barsham 1900
HALL Charles Henry
unner 140086, "C Battery, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery Died on Monday 22nd April 1918. Born Walsingham, enlisted Norwich, Living Walsingham. Son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth Hall of Hill House Walsingham. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Seine-Maritime, France. Grave P. IX. D. 13B. St. Sever Cemetery and Extension situated about 3 kms south of Rouen Cathedral
HOWELL Edward Fountain
Private 27390, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died age 32 on Thursday 3rd May 1917. Son of Robert and Rachel Howell, of Walsingham; husband of Jane Beatrice Howell, London St., Whissonsett, East Dereham. Buried in Tigris Lane Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, France Grave I. C. 8.
Private 22612, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died age 33 on Tuesday 18th June 1918. Son of Louisa E. Howell, of 42, Westgate End, Old Walsingham. Commemorated on Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chenna, India. Face 9. Buried in Wellington Garrison Cemetery. The memorial is in Madras War Cemetery
NEWTON Berry William
Rifleman B/200086, 11th Battalion, 9th Platoon, C Company, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died (was reported missing) age 21 on Thursday 20th September 1917. Born Hill Cottages, Gt Walsingham, on 17th March 1896. Educated at Great Walsingham, enlisted 25th January 1916. Son of James N. and the late Harriet Newton, Great Snoring. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 145 to 147. The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery,
RUMBLES Alfred Frank
Rifleman 7884 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died on Sunday 9th May 1915. Born Great Walsingham 1889. Enlisted Wells, resident Little Walsingham. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53
SHEPHERD Charles Ernest
Gunner RMA/1172 (S), R.M.A. H.M.S. "Vanguard. Royal Navy. Died, age 30, on Monday 9th July 1917. Born Gt Walsingham 1887, agricultural labourer in 1901. Son of Nicholas and Margaret Ann Shepherd, of Great Walsingham. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea Hampshire. Panel 27.
WILD Ralph
Trooper 29700, 7th/12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died,age 27,on Saturday 28th April 1917. Born Lt Walsingham 13th September 1889, educated at the Grammar School Little Walsingham, enlisted on 7th April 1916. Son of Henry A & Helen M. Wild, of "Almago, Lucerne Rd Orpington, Kent. Commemorated on Arras Memorial Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras.
Private 43529, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died on Friday 28th September 1917. Age 25. Born Walsingham Mill House, Walsingham, on 25th December 1891, educated Walsingham Grammar School and the East Anglian School, Bury St. Edmunds, enlisted Cromer February 1916. Son of Herbert and Agnes Wright, of Mill House, Walsingham. Formerly 12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave VI. J. 23. Tincourt is a village about 7 kilometres east of Peronne. Tincourt New British Cemetery is on the west side of the village, just off the D199.
WRIGHT Henry George
Private 12223, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on Wednesday 13th October 1915. Age 24. Born in Gt Walsingham 16th Sept 1891, educated at Little Walsingham, enlisted 24th Aug 1914. Commemorated on Loos Memorial Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31. Loos-en-Gohelle is a village about 5 kilometres north-west of Lens.

22 February 2004

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