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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with details information
Compiled and Copyright © Cliff Brown 2003

The memorial can be found in the grounds of All Saints Church, Church Road, Tilney All Saints, Norfolk. It takes the form of a tall celtic style cross that stands on a plinth upon which are two plaques, one for World War 1 (13 names) and one for World War 2 (3 names).

Photographs Copyright © Sally Cutler 2003


BART Herbert Baker
Gunner 70657, 117th (Warwick) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 1 January 1917. Aged 31. Son of M A & J Bart, Tilney All Saints. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 32.
Sapper 528503, Base Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Died 4 May 1917. Husband of Edith Brown, of Willow Farm, Mill Rd, Wiggenhall St Mary's, Norfolk. Buried in Savona Town Cemetery, Italy.

On 4 May 1917, the Hired Transport "Transylvania", proceeding to Salonika with reinforcements, was sunk by torpedo off Cape Vado, a few kilometres south of Savona, with the loss of more than 400 lives. The bodies recovered at Savona were buried two days later, from the Hospital of San Paulo, in a special plot in the town cemetery. Others are buried elsewhere in Italy, France, Monaco and Spain. SAVONA TOWN CEMETERY contains 85 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, all but two of them casualties of the "Transylvania". There are also a number of Merchant seamen buried in the cemetery whose deaths were not due to war service. Within the cemetery is the SAVONA MEMORIAL, which commemorates a further 275 casualties who died when the "Transylvania" went down, but whose graves are not known.

CONSTABLE Ernest Edward
Private, 325011, 1/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 5 April 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mrs A Constable, Walpole Highway. Buried in Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery.
FAILES DSO, MC Gerald Watson
Captain, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 23. Tilney All Saints.Son of Mr Watson Failes, of the Limes, Tilney St Lawrence, Kings Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Also listed Tilney St Lawrence and also King's Lynn King Edward VII Grammar School

Extract from Eastern Daily Press - Friday 26 April 1918


Captain G Watson Failes

Captain Gerald Watson Failes, Norfolk Regiment, was killed in action on the 15th Inst. He was 23 years of age and was the son of Mr Watson Failes, of the Limes, Tilney St Lawrence, Kings Lynn. He had been on active service for over 3 years, and had previously been wounded. At the outbreak of war he enlisted as a trooper in a cavalry Regiment, and was later given a commission. He was awarded the Military Cross for a particularly brilliant exploit, and was regarded as an extremely capable officer, and was held in high esteem by his men.

Private 9055, B Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 31 January 1915. Aged 20, Wulverghem sector. Born Hilgay, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of James & Ellen Gotsell, Fairgreen, Middleton, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
Ordinary Seaman, J/64278, HMS Gaillardia, Royal Navy. Died 22 March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Memorial, Kent.
NEWTON, MM William
Corporal 9288, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Born Wisbech, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, France.
REEVE Norman
Private 1622, Royal Army Medical Corps (TF). Died 5 September 1915, at home. Aged 18. Son of James & Annie Reeve, Church Farm, Tilney All Saints. Buried in the South-West part of Terrington St Clement Wesleyan Churchyard. Also listed Terrington St Clement.
No further information currently available.
ROBINSON Frank Stanley
Lance Sergeant 9257, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 24 December 1914. Aged 22, at Le Touret. Son of Kate Maud Sainty, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour Volume 1, Part 1, Page 309, the following:

ROBINSON, Frank Stanley. Lance Corporal, number 9257, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Son of the late Mr Robinson by his wife Catherine (now wife of Mr Sainty of 1 Baptist Lane, Broad street, Kings Lynn). Born Tilney All Saints, co. Norfolk 29 December 191891. Educated Tilney All Saints Public School, enlisted 18 September 1911, served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders and was killed in action at Festubert 24 December 191914, unmarried.

His Commanding officer, Lord Northland (since killed), writing to his mother said "You have indeed lost a gallant son and the Regiment a promising non commissioned officer".

RUSH Ernest Leonard
Private 22384, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Tilney All Saints, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of John & Eliza Rush, Tilney All Saints. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
TURNER William Ernest
Private 23329, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6 October 1916. Aged 23. Born Walpole, enlisted King's Lynn. Son of George & Matilda Turner, Tilney All Saints. Buried in Warloy Ballon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 17.
WICKS Arthur
Rifleman B/210598, Rifle Brigade, posted to 1/28th Battalion, London Regiment (Artists Rifles). Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 22. Son of Arthur & Elizabeth Ann Wicks, Tilney All Saints. Formerly 27449, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
WICKS William
Private 5970. 1st/8th Battalion, duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 18 September 1916. Aged 23. Son of Tom and Sarah Wicks, of Tilney All Saints, King's Lynn. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France/ Plot I. Row F. Grave 34.
probably: George Gilbert BURROWS, Private 5773754, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Sunday 8 February 1942. Age 23. Son of Edward and Mary Ann Burrows, of Wellingham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 49.
FULLER Russell Edwards
Sergeant, 1319889, Pilot, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 24 August 1943. Age 20. Son of Robert Russell Fuller and Evaline Fanny Fuller, of Clenchwarton, Norfolk. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Berlin, Germany. PLot 1. Row H. Grave 4. To be found on a gravestone of one of the FULLER family -

"...also of
who gave his life
24th August 1943 /
aged 20 years /
Interred in Caton
Cemetery, Berlin."

LEVERINGTON Gerald Harold Roland
Leading Aircraftman 1269209, Royal Ai Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 24 March 1942. Son of Victor and Edith May Leverington. Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Prot. Sec. (Men's). Plot F. Collective grave 110.

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