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World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2004

Wickmere is a small village a mile or so from Aldborough. The church is somewhat away from the village.

There is a cross in the church to the memory of


Horatio Spencer

Lieutenant. 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Killed in action on 9th April 1918. Aged 36. Son of Henry Spencer Vade-Walpole and Frances Selina, his wife, of Chipstead, Surrey; husband of Dorothea Frances Walpole, of "The Firs," Stevenage, Herts. Buried: Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. B. 22.


There is a war memorial inside the church.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith - 2004

To the Glory of God
and in living memory of


Arthur A

No further information available at present.



Private 9775. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th September 1917. Aged 19. Born Tottington, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Florence Dagless, of Queen's Square, Attleborough, Norfolk. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.


Leonard James

Private 45379. 68th Company Machine Gun corps. Formerly 23454 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 19th June 1917. Aged 22. Born and lived Wickmere. Enlisted Cromer. Son of Alfred and Martha Lambert, of Wickmere, Norfolk. Buried: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. A. 9.


Archibald [John] aka Archie

Lance Corporal 637169, 2nd Battalion Canadian Infantry. While on a working party in the trenches, just North of LEns, he was instantly killed by the explosion of an enemy shell which burst nearby, 11th September 1917. Born 5 January 1883 in Wickmere, Norfolk. Christened 1883 in Wickmere, Norfolk. Son of Sarah and Thomas Lambert of Wickmere, Norfolk. Husband of Alice Lydia (nee Massingham) Lambert, married 1911 in Erpingham, Norfolk. Joined 155th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force 12 June 1916. Attested and passed fit 12 June 1916 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, aged 33, height 5 feet 5½ inches, chest 37 inches, dark complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes, religious denomination Church of England. Farm help by trade. Also served in the Norfolk Regimentt in the South African war. Served in the Norfolk Regimentt for 8 years, attested in Holt, Norfolk, 22 January 1901, aged 18, born Wickmere, passed fit and joined at Norwich 24 January 1901, served as Private 5780, Norfolk Regiment, a Groom by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 4¾ inches, chest 32½ inches, weight 115lbs, fresh complexion, light brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Transferred to Sction B, Army Reserve, 21 January 1909. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, a scholar, born Norfolk, son of Tom and Sarah Lambert, resident Wickmere, Aylsham, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was an enlisted soldier, Private, Norfolk Infantry, born Wickmere, billeted at Britannia Barracks, Thorpe St. Matthew, Norwich. Buried at Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 11. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5336 - 29



Rifleman B/200074. 10th Battalion Rifle Brigade. Formerly 5/5438 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th June, 1917. Buried: Noreuil Australian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. G. 10.


Albert John

Private 29291. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th August 1917. Aged 23. Brother of Mrs. W. Lambert, of 24, Wickmere, Erpingham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.


Charles James

Private 22396 (22306 on CD). "A" Company 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th July, 1917. Aged 25. Born Wickmere. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Herbert and Mary Ann Riseborough, of Wickmere, Norwich. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.


Charles W

No further information available at present.


Arthur B

Serjeant 1209. 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on 20th March 1915. Aged 31. Born Ranworth, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William B and Charlotte Saunders, of 23, Wickmere, Norwich. Commemorated: Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2.


Frederick James

Private 46318. 22nd Company Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 11852 Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 17th March 1917. Aged 19. Born and lived Wolterton. Enlisted Cromer. Son of John Burrell Slipper and Martha Slipper, of Wolterton, Erpingham, Norwich. Buried: Mailly Wood Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. II. E. 13.


Herbert George

Gunner 106589. 69th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died 9th June 1916. Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XXII. F. 13.

1914 – 1918
Their name liveth for evermore.

1939 – 1945


Sidney G

Probably: Sidney George Amies. Lance Bombardier 1063331. 3 Battery, 6 H.A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery. Died on 21st December 1943. Aged 36. Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 4. D. 16.


Guy Humphrey Roscamp

Lieutenant 138779. 5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 24th January 1942. Son of the Revd. John Pallister, M.A., and Emmeline Pallister. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 47.

12 February 2004

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