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World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
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Transcribed by David Rudram; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

Walcott is a coastal village mid-way between Cromer and Great Yarmouth. The memorial is located in All Saints Church, Coasr Road (A1159), Walcott, North Norfolk. The memorial is a carved wooden board at the west end of north wall in the church; it takes the form of a protruding board with a decorative top; figures of saints to each side; tcentral section contains World War 1 names with Latin crosses above and below and two World War 2 names with a name each side on the lower edge with the quotation in between; the lettering is in gold. There are nine names for World War 1 and two for World War 2.

1914 – 1918


Walter John

Private 142023. 6th Battalion,, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 9735. 3rd Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 29 June 1918. Aged 18. Born and lived Walcott. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Emma Besford of Walcot Green, Norwich, and the late Walter Besford. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. V. E. 10.


Robert George

Lance Corporal 44560. 2nd Battalion,, Essex Regiment. Died Sunday 30 March 1919. Aged 19. Son of George and Matilda Cowling, of Manor Farm, Walcot-on-Sea, Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. LXXII. E. 30.


Edmund William

Private 22314. 8th Bn, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Aged 25. Born Happisburgh. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William George and Charlotte Eaton, of Walcot, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D



Private 3/7088. 1st Battalion,, Norfolk Regiment. (memorial gives 3rd Battalion, Norfolks) Died Tuesday 27 February 1917. Aged 26. Born Ridlington, Norfolk. Enlisted North Walsham. Son of John and Alice Gotts, of Ridlington Common, Happisburgh, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 & 31.


Alfred William Victor

Lance Corporal 6837. 1st/5th Battalion,, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment.) Formerly 3032 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 20 September 1916. Aged 19. Born Bradford. Lived Irstead, Norfolk. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Mrs. Sarah M. Nickerson, of Tistead, Neatishead, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.


William Kerry

Private 183785. 75th Battalion,, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment.) Died Saturday 22 September 1917. Aged 28. Son of John and Emily Palmer, of Walcot, Norwich, England. Buried in VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XI. A. 20.



CWGC spells name Wenn. Captain 1st/5th Battalion, , Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 1 April 1917. Aged 31. Son of William and Edith Wenn, of Walcot, Norfolk; husband of Ruth Wenn, of Ludham, Norfolk. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. C. 45.

 1939 – 1945



Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 908795, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 26 November 1940. Aged 19. Son of Will and Florence Laura Wilson-North, of Walcott. Buried in WALCOTT (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom.



Flying Officer 163152. 213 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 2 July 1945. Aged 21. Son of Will and Florence Wilson North, of Walcot, Norfolk. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. XVI. F. 4. Interned at Bari, Italy.

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