War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Carolynn Langley; Researched
by Lynda Smith - 2003
Memorial is situated on Hunstanton Road, at the roadside outside St
Mary the Virgin Church. It takes the form of a five-bay stone ashlar
wall with central, three-sided, pillaster supporting an octagonal stone
cross and with two stone tablets built in on each side creating four
World War 1 name lists; the flanking stone ashlar walls have copings
forming a frieze and have a further tablet built in on each side creating
two World War 2 name lists; the central stone steps create access up
from the road level. The Memorial gives names, initials and Regiment.
There are 43 names for World War 1 and 25 for World War 2. Inside the
church is a paper Roll of Honour containing the names of the men who
died in World War 1 and World War 2. Most are the same as the memorial
with an additional two names.
(above) Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2003
(below) Copyright © Colin Murray 2019
HEACHAM WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WARS
Corporal 22967. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action
in France and Flanders on 23rd April 1917. Born Whiting,
Nr. Wells, Norfolk. Enlisted Kings Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated
on Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
See also Liverpool Street
O/113rd Battalion Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in France and
Flanders on 21st March 1918. Born and lived Heacham.
Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL
Panel 81 to 84
9224. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France
& Flanders on 15th April 1918. Aged 23. Born Bungay,
Suffolk. Enlisted Kings Lynn. Son of George and Eliza Ann
Bedingfield, of Three Ashes, Bungay, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated
on TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
Corporal. 24066. 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds
in France & Flanders on 4th August 1916. Aged 19.
Born Heacham. Enlisted Kings Lynn. Son of Thomas and Margaret
Benstead, of Hillside Cottages, Heacham, Norfolk. Employed as a
Clerk, Hunstanton, GER. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY,
CORBIE. Ref. I. E. 64. See also Liverpool
Street Station, London and King's
Lynn, King Edward VII Grammar School
9217. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France
& Flanders on 13th October 1915. Born Overbury, Gloucs.
Enlisted Kings Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS
MEMORIAL. Panel 30 and 31.
8067 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales' Own). Killed in action
in France & Flanders on 11th April 1917. Born Heacham.
Lived Kings Lynn. Enlisted Roeheath. No known grave. Commemorated
on ARRAS MEMORIAL Bay 1.
241549. 1st/6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action in
France & Flanders on 28th July 1918. Aged 32. Born
Snettisham. Enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Alfred Boyce, of
Glen Rose Villa, Heacham, Norfolk; husband of Emma Boyce, of Thistlecroft,
Hersham, Walton-on-Thames. Buried in COURMAS BRITISH CEMETERY. Ref.
II. F. 4.
24071. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France
& Flanders on 8th October 1918. Born Heacham. Enlisted
Kings Lynn. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. Ref.
V. H. 1.
(Memorial has Lance Corporal) 22958. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment.
Died of wounds at home on 10th February 1917. Aged 20.
Born St. Margarets, Kings Lynn. Enlisted Kings
Lynn. Son of the late William and Margaret Bray, of Holt. Buried
in HOLT, NORFOLK BURIAL GROUND. Ref. C. 549.
9239 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France
& Flanders on 13th October 1915. Born Heacham. Enlisted
Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL Panel 30
Corporal 41028. 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. (Formerly
25409 Norfolk Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders
on 16th August 1917. Aged 28. Born St, Margarets,
Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late William and Margaret
Bray. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 70
204070. 1st/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 6248
Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th
October 1917. Born and enlisted Kings Lynn. No known grave.
Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 19 to 23 and 162
Corporal (memorial and CD gives Private) 10185. 2nd Battalion Essex
Regiment. Died of wounds in France and Flanders on 21st
July 1916. Born Fakenham, Norfolk. Lived Thorndon, Suffolk. Enlisted
Norwich. Brother of Mr. A. Buck, of Gladstone Cottages, Heacham,
Norfolk. Buried in COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Ref. II. A. 16.
Alec Stanley Chapman. Lance Serjeant (Memorial has Sergeant)
14290. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France
& Flanders on 26th September 1915. Born North Fincham,
Middx. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs. Edith Lucy Chapman. No known
grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 30 and 31.
recorded on memorial as W S CHILVERS] Private 14464, 9th Battalion,
Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 5 March 1916. Born Docking,
Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was
aged 6, born Docking, Norfolk, son of John L and Elizabeth Chilvers,
resident Heacham Bottom, 4, Heacham, Docking, Norfolk. In the
1911 census he was aged 15, an Errand Boy, born Docking, son of
John and Elizabeth Cilvers, resident Hall Farm, Snettisham, Norfolk.
Family later moved to Heacham and they continued to reside in
the village for many years. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST.
JEAN-LES-YPRES, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave
69615. 202nd Protection Coy. Royal Defence Corps. Formerly 8142
Middlesex Regiment. Died at home on 2nd February 1918.
Aged 23. Born and lived Heacham. Enlisted Kings Lynn. Son
of William and Sarah Dennis, of Chapel Rd., Dersingham. Buried in
HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.
T4/059367. 29th Div. Supply Coy. Army Service Corps. Died in Mesopotamia
on 12th August 1915. Born and lived Heacham. Enlisted
Norwich. Buried in EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY. Ref. II. D. 67.
20660. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 17538 Norfolk Regiment.
Died at sea on 13th August 1915. Born Sedgeford. Lived
Heacham. Enlisted Kings Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated
on HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in France
& Flanders on 25th September 1915. No known grave.
Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.
G/64409. 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Died on 10th
April 1919. Buried in HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.
34663. 11th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 24701 Norfolk Regiment.
Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th Jun
1917. Born Dersingham. Lived Heacham. Enlisted Kings Lynn.
Son of Mr. J. Fowle, of Caley St. Heacham, King's Lynn, Norfolk.
Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE. Ref. I. S. 26.
Ernest John Franklin. Private 15103. 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regiment.
Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 8th July 1915.
Born Hockwold-cum-Wilton, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried in ST.
SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN. Ref. A. 6. 36.
Corporal 19557. 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Killed in
action in France & Flanders on 17th July 1916. Born
Syderstone, Norfolk. Enlisted Sunderland. No known grave. Commemorated
on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C
TR10/158270. 51st Garrison Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey
Regiment.). Died at home on 10th August 1918. Aged 18.
Born and Lived Twickenham. Enlisted London. Son of Henry and Alice
Graver, of I, Lords Lane, Heacham. Buried in HEACHAM (ST. MARY)
18340 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France
& Flanders on 15th September 1916. Born Heacham.
Enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D
Born 27 March 1895, 1st son of William Sheldon Hadley (Master of
Pembroke College, Cambridge) and Edith, his wife, of The Master's
Lodge, Pembroke College, and Heacham, Norfolk. He was at Charterhouse
[B] 1909 - 1914, where he was a good scholar and an outstanding
sportsman. He won a place at Pembroke College, Cambridge but shortly
after the declaration of war he took a commission in the Northamptonshire
Regiment, joining 7th Bn. [This was a sportsmanís battalion raised
by the Northampton Rugby international Edgar Mobbs, who was later
himself Battalion Commander and died at Passchendaele.] He won the
M.C. In the autumn of 1918 he was seriously wounded and was invalided
home to the Central Military Hospital, Eastbourne. Here on 25 October
1918 he died of pandemic influenza. There were about a dozen other
influenza deaths at the hospital October - December that year, including
2 nurses. His grave is in the north-east part of St. Maryís churchyard,
Heacham, North Norfolk. He lies under a private stone, bearing inset
in bronze the sword of sacrifice and the military cross. His parents
are buried next to him. See also Charterhouse
School, Godalming, Surrey,
Perse School, Cambridge, Cambridge
University Press & College Servants and Cambridge
from Lynn Advertiser - Friday 1 November 1918, page 8:
THE LATE CAPTAIN HADLEY.
a gloom was cast over the village and the greatest sympathy was
expressed by all when the sad news came to hand, at the end of
last week, that Captain Peyton Sheldon Hadley, M.C., elder son
of the Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Mrs. Hadley
(of The Lodge, Pembroke College. Cambridge. and of Shallcross,
Heacham) had fallen a victim to septic pneumonia following influenza,
while convalescing at Eastbourne, on Friday, at the early age
of 23. Additional pathos is added to the tragic occurrence by
the fact that his younger brother is now lying seriously wounded
in France. Capt. Hadley was educated at St. Ronan's, West Worthing
(Mr. S. S. Harris) and at Charterhonse (Mr. F. Dames Longworth),
where he was in the Sixth Form and was a member of the cricket
and football elevens, and won distinction as a runner. He was
to have begun residence at Pembroke College. Cambridge, in October
1914, but on the outbreak of war he acceoted a commission in the
Northampton Regiment. In France he gained distinction and the
Military Cross as a leader of bombing attacks, in which he displayed
the utmost daring. He was twice severely wounded, first on the
Somme in 1916, and again on the 26th March last. On recovering
from his first wound he was appointed to an Officer's Cadet Battalion
at Cambridge. but at his own earnest desire he went out again
to the front, where he served until he received his second wound
in March last. On leaving hospital his health was far from being
completely re-established. and he was sent to convalesce at Eastboune,
where he fell victim to influenza and septic pneumonia as stated.
remains arrived at Headcham on Monday and were conveyed by men
of a locally stationed regiment to the parish church, where they
rested until noon of the following day, when the funeral took
place. This was of a military character, the military arrangements
being carried out by the colonel and officers of a regiment now
stationed in the locality. A guard of honour of the regiment was
present, as were also the pipers (under the leadership of Bugle-Major
Woods), and the quaint and mourneful tone of an old Irish lament
from the pipes honoured the dead officer as his remains were carried
from the church to the grave.
mourners present were the Master of Pembroke and Mrs. Hadley (parents).
Mrs. Reginald Appach (aunt), Mr. J. M. Dodds. Fellow of Peterhouse,
Cambridge (godfather), and Mrs. Herring. of Narborough.
large number of vi!lagers and others were present and we understand
that many were absent through being unaware of the hour of the
funeral. Among those present were Col. L. G. Oliver, Mr. C. E.
Strachan, Mr. James Jackson, Mrs. Cockburn Stewart, the Rev. W.
A. and Mrs. Day, Mrs. Clement R. Ingleby, the Misses Black, Mrs.
Hill, Mr. C. B. L. and Miss Tylecote. Mr. and Mrs. W. Clarke,
Mr. and Mr. C. Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. N. Rolfe, Mrs. Martin
ffolkes. Miss Jarvis, Mrs. R. T. Gunther, Mr. and Mrs. G. Robinson,
Mr. and Mrs. W. Perfitt. the Misses Spencer. the Misses Beck and
Miss Kvlleberg, Miss Spurrell. Mrs. Brevitt, Mrs. J. E. Hodgett,
Mr. and Mrs. R. Pull. Mr. and Mrs. Lowerison, Mr. and Miss Suter,
Miss Jessie Spencer and Miss Foulsham. Captain H. B. Jones, M.C.,
Wiltshire Regiment, attended to represent the command depot at
Eastbourne, and Pte. E. Graver, Northamptonshire Regiment (the
deceased's regiment) on furlough in the village, was also present,
many members of the choir as could be present attended and Mr.
Suter rendered the music with the sympathy which invariably accompanies
his playing: and in the voluntary which was given at the end.
"My ain folk." played by request, he bore eloquent testimony
to the loyalty which one of Captain Hadley's predominant chnractiristics.
Hadley was a member of choir and always assisted in the church
music when at home. He had considerable ability, a rich base voice,
and as recently as last Christnas sans solos in the Christmas
music. While the large congregation was assembling Mr. Suter plated
"O for the wings of a dove" and "O rest in the
Lord" (Mendelssohn) and after the lesson, which was impressively
read by Mr. C. W. N. Rolfe, the congregation stood while the grand
theme of Handel's Dead March from "Saut" pealed forth
from the organ. Psalm 39 was sung to a double chant by Turle,
and after the lesson the hymn "The saints of God, their conflict
past," found a place in the service.
The Rev. G. T. Thompson(vicar) most sympathetically and impressive!y
rendered the rest of the service, and at the usual services on
Sundav he made touching reference to the sad event, and appropriate
hymns were sung.
grave which is near that of the late Lieut. A. B. Thorne, R.A.F.,
was draped with purple and chrysanthemums. After the Blessing
three farewell volleys were fired and the Last Post, sounded by
five buglers, bade "goodbye" to the departed.
and wreaths, in spite of the notice to the contrary, were sent
in great profiusion. Many of these were placed, recalling the
sad occasion. in the chapel of Pembroke College. Among those that
covered the spot where he lies there were:—"From his
father mother ard brother." "Mrs. Cockburn Stewart,
'For he has won and now for ever wears, the spotless flower of
a hero's life.' With tender sympathy." "In loving memory
of dear Peyton, from Ena." "To a dear friend, with the
heartfelt sympathy of S. P. Ora." "A small tribute of
the deepest sympathy, from Reginald.' "With affectionate
sympathy and regret, from Mrs. Strachan and Agneta." "With
sincere sympathy and deep regret, from Hurn and Sarah." "Loving
sympathy, from the Rev. William, Mrs. and Miss Day." "In
most affectionate remembrance, Mr. and Miss Tylecote." "With
deepest sympathy, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman." "With love,
from Mrs. Martin ffolkes." "In loving memory of dear
Peyton, from Arnold." "In memory of dear Master Peyton,
who was loved by us all. Eva." "From the Fridhem children."
"With deep sympathy, from two old friends of his mother,
Miss Beck and Miss Kvlleberg." "With much love and smoothy,
from Alice and Edward Browne." "In proud and loving
memory of my dear nephew. Miss Hadley." "Loving sympathy,
Mr. and Mrs. Neville Rolfe." "For Peyton, with love
and tender thoughts, from Jack, Gordon, Rosamund and Dick Thorne."
"In memory of Capt. P. S. Hadley, M.C., Northamptonshire
Regiment, from the officers of the Officers' Command Depot, Eastbourne."
"With very deepest sympathy, from Mrs. herring and Lady Seale."—One
of the wreaths placed in Pem,broke College Chapel is of bay and
laurel leaves and bears the inscription, "In memory of a
gallant English gentleman."
from Cambridge Daily News - Saturday 26 October 1918,
OF CAPT. P. S. HADLEY, M.C.
Elder Son of the Master of Pembroke.
regret to announce the death of Captain Peyton Sheldon Hadley,
which occurred at Eastbourne on Friday of pneumonia. Captain Hadley
was the elder son of the Master of Pembroke, and was educated
at Charterhouse (Mr. F. Davies Longworth's), where he was in the
Sixth Form. He was member of the school cricket and football elevens,
and won distinction also as a runner. He was to have come into
residence at Pembroke in October, 1914, but the outbreak of war
he accepted a commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment. He
was wounded on the Somme in August, 1916, and a second time the
26th March last; he was convalescing from the latter wound when
he was attacked by influenza and septic pneumonia, from which
he died after very short illness. Captain Hadley was awarded the
Military Cross in June, 1916.
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Killed in action in France and
Flanders on 15th September 1916. Aged 31. Son of James
and Grace Jackson (nee Blaine), of The Homemead, Heacham, Norfolk.
No known grave. Commemorated on GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS. Sp.
Mem. 47. Also commemorated on a marble tablet within St. Mary' Church,
Major late K.O.S.B. & Norfolk Regiment. No further information
available at present.
Sergeant 12611. 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action
in France & Flanders on 13th October 1915. Born Wisbech,
Cambs. Enlisted Westminster, Middx. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Jewell,
of Station Rd., Heacham, King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated
on LOOS MEMORIAL Panel 30 and 31
Alexander Henry Kay. Lance Corporal 15098 (memorial has Corporal).
7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders
on 21st November 1915. Aged 19. Born Briney, Cambs. Enlisted
Norwich. Son of J. D. Kay, of Caerleon, Stapleford, Cambridge. Native
of Coylton, Ayr. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY. Ref. I. H.
786. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario
Regiment.) Died 8th May 1915. Born on 21st
October 1875 in Docking, Norfolk. The son of Charles Lawson of Heacham.
Pte Lawson was a clerk by profession and had spent 12 years in the
8th Hussars. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN
GATE) MEMORIAL. Panel 10 58
Officer. HMS Garth Castle. No further information available at present.
on CWGC) Private 124110. 58th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central
Ontario Regiment.) Died 8th October 1916. Born on 24th
December 1891 in London. His sister, Miss D. Menghette lived at
Church Farm, Heacham. Private Menghette was a farmer. No known grave.
Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL
17942. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France
& Flanders on 22nd October 1917. Aged 30. Born Snettisham.
Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mindham, of 2, Alexandra
Terrace, Heacham, King's Lynn, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated
on TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A
1955. 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died at sea on 28th
October 1915. Aged 39. Born Bolton, Lancs. Lived Heacham. Enlisted
Kings Lynn. Son of the late John and Sarah Morris, of Bolton;
husband of Jeanie Morris, of Heacham, Norfolk. Sapper Morris was
a Surveyor. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel
23 to 25 or 325 to 328.
Company Quartermaster Serjeant 549. 9th Battalion The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment.). Died on 4th February 1916.
Aged 43. Born Belgaum, India. Lived Hammersmith. Enlisted Norwich.
Son of John and Ellen Richardson; husband of C. Richardson, of 41,
Wilson's Rd., Hammersmith. Served in the South African Campaign.
Buried in HAMMERSMITH OLD CEMETERY.
B/201568. Posted to 2nd/10th Battalion, London Regiment Rifle Brigade.
Formerly T/4/059312 Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action in
France & Flanders on 25th April 1918. No known grave.
Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL Panel 81 to 84
41287. 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 30453 Bedfordshire
Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th
April 1918. Aged 40. Born and lived Heacham. Enlisted Kings
Lynn. Husband of Agnes Roythorne, of Church Green, Heacham, Norfolk.
Buried in HANGARD WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY. Ref. I. D. 20.
240423. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine on
16th November 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Dereham. Son of
Benjamin and Vivian Russell, of High St. Heacham, King's Lynn. Buried
in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY. Ref. XXI. V. 37
Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.
(Pilot), 64 Training Squadron, Royal Air Force and Royal Field Artillery.
Killed in a collision in the air whilst flying in a RE8, serial
number B7729, with 2Lt H Watson, 8 May 1918. Aged 23. Born 25 March
1895. Married. Native of Heacham, Norfolk. Home address "the
Willows," Heacham. Norfolk. No Cricinfo details. Buried 13
May 1918 in North-West part of HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.
See also Kennington,
The Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club
from Court of Inquiry:
of Inquiry. 22780/1918. Lieut. A.N.Thorne, 2/Lt. H. Watson and
The cause of the acc was in our opinion due (whilst the pilots
were on duty) to inexperience on the part of 2/Lt. Levine in that
he failed to turn his machine to the right when the leader Lt.Thorne
did so and that Lt.Thorne probably lost distance fron the formation
in carrying out two succesive banks thereby causing the two machines
from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index
Arthur Burrell of the Willows Heacham Norfolk
first-lieutenant R.A.F. died 8 May 1918 at Grantham Lincolnshire
Administration London 16 July to Katharine Gwenllian Thorne widow.
Effects £551 3s. 7d.
(Memorial states Lance Corporal) 1045. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.
Died 30th December 1914. Aged 41. Son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. John Vincent. Buried in HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.(Not
16651. 9th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action in
France & Flanders on 27th October 1917. Aged 38.
Born Kensington, Middlesex. Enlisted Leicester. Son of John and
Henrietta Worthington, of High St., Heacham, King's Lynn. No known
grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 50 to 51
THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE WAR 1939 1945
Merchant Marine. No further information available at present.
1793911. 53 A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery. Died 20th
February 1944. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Anderson, of Heacham,
Norfolk. Buried in MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI. Ref. 9. D. 1.
2nd Class 1398808. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th
June 1943. Aged 19. Son of William and Florence Sarah Barrett, of
Heacham Norfolk. Buried in HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY. War Graves
Plot. Grave 99.
5773070 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 2nd
July 1940. Aged 19. Son of John Henry and Florence May Bobbins,
of Heacham. Buried in HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Officer 190455. 86 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died
26th April 1945. Aged 21. Son of George Robert and Mary
Bradfield, of Hunstanton, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated
on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 268.
12th Norfolk Battalion, Home Guard. Died on 29th June
1941. aged 44. Son of William and Eliza Crown; husband of Beatrice
Alice Crown, of Heacham. Buried in HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
R.N.V.R. No further information available at present.
1st Class C/KX 122579. Royal Navy H.M.L.C.P.(L)I. Died 18th
July 1943. Aged 25. Son of Percy E. Fowle and Violet L. Fowle, of
Heacham. Buried in HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
655230. Royal Air Force. Died on 14th August 1943. Aged
24. Son of Reginald C. Frary and Annie Frary, of Heacham; husband
of Betty Frary. Buried in HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.
2091250. 287 Field Company Royal Engineers. Died on 24th
June 1943. Aged 36. Son of Owen Robert and Ada Louise Green; husband
of Alice Gertrude Athow Green of Heacham, Norfolk. No known grave.
Commemorated on KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY. Sp. Mem. 9. M. 9.
Lieutenant 86103. 72 Searchlight Regiment. Royal Artillery. Died
31st March 1940. aged 37. Son of Robert William Theodore
and Amy Gunther, of Heacham; husband of Mavis Hilda Dorothea Gunther,
of Esher, Surrey. M.A. (Cantab.). Buried in HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.
See also Dragon
School, Oxford War Memorial
5833592. 2nd Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died on 3rd
September 1945. Aged 33. Son of Arthur and Sarah Howard; husband
of Evelina Howard, of Congham, Norfolk. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY.
Ref. Brit. Sec. Q. D. 15.
Lieutenant 47513. Royal Air Force. Died on 11th July
1945. Aged 32. Son of Harold and Cecily Stenton; husband of Violet
Marion Stenton, of Heacham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated
on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL. Column 446.
Officer 84035, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed
when his aircraft, Hampden AD727, crashed at sea off Buelk, north
of Kiel Bay, Germany, when shot down by German flak while minelaying
12 June 1941. Husband of P. M. Caunter-Jackson, of King's Lynn,
Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey.
Lieutenant 140543. 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Royal Armoured Corps.
Died on 21st August 1940. Aged 22. Son of Bedver B. L.
Jackson and of Kathleen C. R. Jackson, of Heacham, Norfolk. No known
grave. Commemorated on IPSWICH CREMATORIUM.
T/106215. Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 4th October
1941. Aged 42. Son of Fredrick and Emma Johnson; nephew of Kate
Rutter, of Merton Park, Surrey. Member Pharmaceutical Society. Buried
in SHENLEY (ST. BOTOLPH) CHURCHYARD. Ref. Row 1. Grave 4.
R.A.S.C. No further information available at present.
of Sigs Regiment R.N. No further information available at present.
Radio Officer. S.S. Khedive Ismail (London). Merchant Navy. Died
on 12th February 1944. Aged 43. Husband of Mary Anne
Patrick, of Kippen, Stirlingshire. No known grave. Commemorated
on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL. Panel 61.
note: The S.S. Khedive Ismail was being used as a troop
ship when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. This resulted
in the loss of 1297 people including 77 women.
T/50636. Royal Army Service Corps. attd. 4 Field Amb. Royal Army
Medical Corps. Died on 16th January 1940. Aged 31. Son
of Frederick and Edith Riches, of Heacham, Norfolk; husband of Daisy
Winifred Riches, of Heacham. Buried in CHAMBIERES FRENCH NATIONAL
CEMETERY, METZ. Ref. Grave 5.
on CWGC) Private 13002874 Pioneer Corps (Norfolk Regiment
on memorial). Died on 26th May 1941. aged 43. Son of
William and Harriet Skeet; husband of Matilda S. Skeet, of Heacham.
Buried in HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
(W. Op.) 1028370. 158 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died
14th September 1943. Aged 32. Son of John and Edith Ellen
Taylor, of Heacham; husband of Edith Mary Taylor. Buried in HEACHAM
(ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Colonel 13944. Royal Norfolk Regiment, Cdg. 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire
Regiment. Date of death uncertain. Between 2nd and 3rd
March 1942. Aged 43. Son of Frederick Gordon and Mabel Thorne; husband
of Pamela Thorne. Mentioned in Despatches, 1914-18 War. No known
grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL. Column 47.
Sergeant (Pilot) 621628. Royal Air Force. Died on 13th
July 1945. Aged 25. Son of Percy George and Annie Maud Williamson,
of Sedgeford. Buried in FRING (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.
incorrectly lists him as Royal Norfolk Regiment and as H W] Private
14726862, 2nd Battalion The Glkasgow Highlanders, Highland Light
Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died 15th April 1945. Aged
20. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Plot 7. Row D. Grave 5.
NAMES ON ROLL OF HONOUR FOR 1939-1945
5778106, 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died of acute enteritis
as a japanese Prisoner of War 25 June 1943. Aged 29. Born and resident
Norfolk. Son of Alfred and Gertrude Clara Howe; husband of Pansy
Howe, of Gaywood, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR
CEMETERY, THailand. Plot 2. Row M. Grave 61.
Lieutenant 47513, Royal Air Force. Died 11 July 1945. Aged 32. Son
of Harold and Cecily Stenton; husband of Violet Marion Stcnton,
of Heacham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated at SINGAPORE MEMORIAL,
Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 446.
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