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World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith 2003

Plumstead is a small village south east of Holt. There is a small War memorial in the Church.

There is also a plaque in the church with the following inscription:

Carrol Herbert Marston Whiteside
Capt. Adj. 7th Battalion, Borders Regiment.
Died of wounds Battle of the Somme, All Saints Day 1916.
Born Holy Innocent Day 1891.
Buried at Meaulte

1914 - 1918

FITT Frederick Thomas

Gunner. IO/976. 145th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Tuesday 24 April 1917. Born Wood Dalling. Lived Aldborough. Enlisted Cromer. Buried: BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. G. 7. Note: There is a framed photograph of Gunner Fitt in the church.

HAZLEWOOD Robert William

Private T/205360. 3rd/4th Battalion,, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment.) Killed in action Thursday 4 October 1917. Born North Barningham. Lived Aldborough. Enlisted Cromer. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A

NEWSTEAD Benjamin John

Private 37688. 9th Battalion,, South Lancashire Regiment. Died Monday 10 September 1917. Age 36. Born Plumstead. Enlisted Mirfield, Yorkshire. Son of Richard and Mary Newstead, of Plumstead, Aldborough, Norfolk; husband of Eliza Newstead, of 81, North Denes Rd., Newtown, Great Yarmouth. Buried: SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Ref. 1184.

WHITESIDE Carrol Herbert Marston

Captain 7th Battalion,, Border Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 1 November 1916. Age 24. Son of The Rev. Joseph Whiteside M.A., and Esther, his wife, of Plumstead Rectory, Aldborough, Norwich. Born at West Hartlepool. Educated at Heversham School, Westmorland. B.A. Keble College, Oxford. Asst. Master, Stubbington House, Fareham, Hants. Buried: GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Ref. I. B. 20.

There is a photo in the church with the following inscription:

Pte. Stephen Edward Sewell
1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment
died at Wei-Hai-Wei, China
24th July 1927 Aged 23 years.

1939 - 1945

MONEY James William

Private 14519746. 2/4th Battalion,, Hampshire Regiment. Died Sunday 14 May 1944. Age 20. Son of Thomas James Money and Alice Agnes Money, of Aldborough, Norfolk. Buried: CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. II. C. 13.

31 May 2003

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