Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion


World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compile & Copyright Cliff Brown 2003

The war memorial cross stands within railings beside the main road.

To the memory of the gallant fallen from this parish.
Great War 1914-19


Albert John

Private 30436, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18 February 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Downham Market, enlisted Norwich. Son of John & Elizabeth Mary Akred, Fen Drove, Downham West. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.


Stoker 1st Class SS/1130564, HMS Queen Mary, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 31 May 1916, at the Battle of Jutland. Aged 26. Son of Elizabeth Beck, Salterís Lode. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants.


Serjeant 50150 Sg, Machine Gun Corps. 25 August 1919, age 25. Buried in Downham Market Cemetery, Norfolk.

Henry Warboys

Gunner 101278, 14th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 14th December 1918 at home. Enlisted Norwich, resident Downham Market. Buried in Denver (St Mary's) Churchyard, Norfolk.

Photograph Copyright © Christine Yaxley 2021


Charles Thomas

Private G/6691, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 3-5-17. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.


Private 3/8071, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 20-10-15, age 32. Son of George & Sarah Crabb, Bridge Rd, Downham Market. Buried in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France.


Private 8583, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 31-10-16, Mesopotamia. Born Denver, enlisted Downham Market. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.


Private 241024, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 19-4-17, Palestine. Husband of Mrs Florence Corley, Wisbech Rd, Downham West. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.


No further information currently.


Private 2125, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Captured during the attack of 12-8-15 (made famous in ĎAll the Kingís Mení). Died 21-8-15, Prisoner of War, age 16 (sixteen). Born and enlisted Downham Market. Son of George & Mary Elizabeth Harnwell, Bridge Rd, Downham West.Special Memorial, Buried in Haida Pascha Cemetery, Turkey. Grave lost.


Lance Corporal 9054, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 27-7-17, age 27. Born Denver, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Woodford, Essex. Husband of Rosetta New (formerly Hawes), Cooks Farm, Methwold. Buried in Bluet Farm Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.


No further information currently.

Arthur E

Private TF/202353, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 28th March 1918. Born Salter's Lodge (sic), Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extensions, Somme, France.


Private 45750, 18th Company, Machine Gun Corps (6th Division). 16-10-16. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Arthur Edward

Private 35247, 1/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st May 1918, age 22. Born Denver, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Downham Market. Son of William & Maria Mansell, Salterís Lode. Formerly 6534, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

George William

Driver 210322, "B" Battery, 93rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Downham, enlisted Attleborough. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Charles [Edward]

Private 3/10012, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1918, age 45. Born Downham Market, enlisted Norwich. Husband of Rose Matilda Steward, Bridge Rd, Downham Market. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Arthur J

Leading Stoker K/17500, HMS Vanguard, Royal Navy. 9-7-17, age 25. Son of James & Eliza Tebbutt, Salterís Lode. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

& also 1939-45


Alfred Laurence

Private 5777362, 5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. 23-3-43, age 23. Son of John & Julia Ada Beckett, Downham Market. Buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.

Douglas Frederick

Signalman 3778844, 2nd Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. 27-2-45, age 31. Son of Mr & Mrs Frederick Walter Hunter; husband of Alice Maude Hunter, Downham Market. No known grave. Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.

Reginald H

Gunner 1114536, 80 Anti-Tank Rgt, Royal Artillery. 16-2-42, age 26, Prisoner of War. Son of Harry & Florence Evangeline Mansell, Downham Market. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Civil Hospital Grave Memorial, Singapore.

Joseph Harry

Private14659761, 1st Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Rgt). 23-5-44, age 20. Son of George & Ruth North, Downham West. Buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.


Private 5775097, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. 2-4-42, age 21, Prisoner of War. Son of Sarah & stepson of Bob Jarrod, Downham Market. Buried in Krangi War Cemetery, Singapore.


Serjeant 1544653, 55 (The Suffolk Yeomarny) Anti-Tank Rgt, Royal Artillery. 25-6-44, age 24. Son of Mrs E Ewin, Downham West; husband of Winifred Margaret Watson, Downham West. Buried in St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.

Last updated 4 April, 2021

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © 2002- | GDPR Cookies