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#1 ReephamWW1

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:37 PM

Hi
I'm organising a project of collecting as much information on the men listed on memorials in the 2 churches in Reepham Norfolk.
St Mary's Lists those that did not return and St Michaels Lists all men who fought of those that did and did not return.
I'm also looking for those men not listed on the Reepham St Mary's as these men put their lives at risk and also gives them an opportunity of being recognised for their bravery.
Also i have discovered that one of the Vicars of Reepham from 1933 had an interesting time as a POW in WW1 who was part of a tunnel escape in Germany!
If any one has ANY information on any of the men listed or of Reepham men and women who helped in the war effort I would be greatly appreciated and am looking to put together an Exhibition in 2014 and also compile a book of all the information as well
I wll be glad to invite and acknowledge all contributors

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:53 AM

Hello Reepham, howya gettin' on Bor?!! Glad to see another good old Norfolk boy join the ranks. I'm sure you'll get plenty of help from the Forum Pal's, they're a knowledgable lot. We've had tremendous help with our project here in Bergh Apton these past ten years or so. Good luck.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

Well, it seems all the bellringers of St Michael's survived - there are no Reepham men on the roll of honour of the Central Council for Church Bell Ringers http://www.cccbr.org.uk/rolls/

Should you find any different, do let Alan Regin know (details via link)

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

Hello Reepham, howya gettin' on Bor?!! Glad to see another good old Norfolk boy join the ranks. I'm sure you'll get plenty of help from the Forum Pal's, they're a knowledgable lot. We've had tremendous help with our project here in Bergh Apton these past ten years or so. Good luck.
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Hor roight hare Bor (Pretty good for a gloucestershire boy) LOL

Already seeing other names of the Reephamites on here hopefully get some more info!

Ron

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

Ron,

Welcome to the Forum.

I do not have anything that will help you immediately. Search for your names on NOAH, the online Norfolk county archive. Somebody may have lodged photos with the museum services already.

When you have transcribed the names why not post the lists here? Putting the lists online may catch you some family historians. A google trawl for a Wymondam relative is ultimately how I got to this Forum. And with the list to hand, I will happily search my records, books, etc for named individuals.

For some time now I have been collecting details, parish by Norfolk parish, on the number of men that served versus the number that died. As Reepham is not in the EDP/Haggard Norfolk Roll of Honour republished by Glidden Press, nor does it appear to have a page within the Roll of Honour website, please could you provide those numbers? They would fill that gap nicely

Also, I would appreciate any view you may have on whether Reepham men entering the territorial battalions went to the 5th Norfolks as I suspect. Do your lists hint at which Company of the 5th Bn, they might have been in?

Regards,

Rob.

P.S. Since FOND seems to be having an influence on this thread, I happily and loyally declare that, despite writing from Virginia, my father did indeed have dickey.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

Ron,not bad for a "furriner"!! Rob,did ya farther foind a fule ter roide him?!!
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

Ron,

For information and possibly images of a survivor or two, you might do worse than Adrian Hoare and his "Standing up to Hitler", about the Norfolk Home Guard. He had access to the papers of Bob Simpson of Reepham. There are photos with names. Some men have medal ribbons. They might be on your list of survivors.

I have the second edition, but I would bet the material you are after is in the 1st. The photos in my copy are not the quality you might want foer your project, though that may be as good as they get.

Hoare lives in Wymondham I think. He has connections with the town's historical society. He might be agreeable to better quality copies of the originals or to point you to his sources.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:55 AM

Did a quick check on the 1901 census for those males who were born in Reepham 1880-1900 (rough age group to have fought)and turned up just over two hundred. A bit of a trawl but you could then check these names against any surviving records and possibly find further men who aren't on your lists for one reason or another. The same could be done with the 1911 census for those residing in Reepham. I think you may be surprised how many more served, and possibly died, than is listed.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:32 AM

i have done a check of the Military records of any one born in Reepham Hackford Whitwell and Kerdiston and found a few including anotherholder of a Military medal St Michaels has 2 MM and one MC

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

Here are the names of those that died in WW1 listed on the 2 memorials in St Mary's and St Michael's in Reepham Norfolk
StMichaels

InMemoriam

1. BarberLeonard H

11 Apr 1918Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

2. BeaverLeslie A

20/09/1918 Lincolnshire Regiment

3. BuntingFrederick H

13 Aug 1915 EssexRegiment/ Norfolk Regt

4. BuntingWilliam

13/08/1915 Essex Regiment

5. ClarkeGeorge

28/03/1916 Norfolk Regiment

6. ColemanSidney B

12 Oct 1916 BedfordshireRegiment

7. EglingtonSidney

01/07/1916 Norfolk Regiment

8. EkeErnest

19/07/1916 Norfolk Regiment

9. EkeFrederick

19/04/1917 Norfolk Regiment

10. FordFrank

27/05/1918 Yorkshire Regiment

11. FowleWilliam E

06/08/1916 Royal Field Artillery



12. FranklandClifford

10/04/1919 Machine Gun Corps

13. FranklandRalph

01/09/1914 Norfolk Regiment

14. FreestonAlbert E

12/11/1918 Royal Sussex Regiment

15. GodfreyFrederick



16. HallJessie

21 Aug 1918 King's (Liverpool Regiment)

17. HardenEdwin G

19/04/1917 Norfolk Regiment

18. JearyWalter J

23/04/1918 Royal ArmyMedical Corps/ Norfolk Regiment

19. KiddellJohn W

23 Oct 1914 King'sRoyal Rifle Corps

20. PiercyWilfrid R

28/10/1916 Royal Garrison Artillery

21. RixHerbert

12/08/1915 Norfolk Regiment

22. RumpJohn H

29/03/1918 Tank Corps

23. TownsendJohn

20 Apr 1916 NorfolkRegiment

24. VardigansAlbert V

03/09/1917 Norfolk Regiment

25. VardigansRobert M

7th October 1915 NorfolkRegiment

26. WeltonWilliam

09/04/1917 Essex Regiment

27. WilkinHenry

18/03/1915 Norfolk Regiment

28. WilkinSidney C

9 Aug 1916 Norfolk Regiment

29. WrightRobert

16/09/1916 Royal Sussex Regiment



StMary’s

1. WilliamJames Barnes

28/12/1918 Royal Field Artillery

2. SidneyLinton Berry

13/10/1915 Norfolk Regiment

3. ThomasCollins

21 Jul 1916 PrincessCharlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment)

4. ErnestCushing

10 Apr 1918 Corps of RoyalEngineers

5. JohnThomas Hall

16/08/1917 Essex Regiment

6. SidneyPage

08/09/1917 Norfolk Regiment

7. ArthurJames Pye

23/06/1917 London Regiment (The Rangers)

8. BertieAugustus Secker

23/03/1918 Bedfordshire Regiment

9. HerbertSecker

12 Oct 1917 EastSurrey Regiment

10. ReginaldAlbert Stokes

14/08/1917 Rifle Brigade

11. ArthurTimbers

15 Apr 1917 RifleBrigade (The Prince Consort's Own)

12. FrederickVictor Woodhouse

4 Aug 1917 NorfolkRegiment

or

5 Nov 1917 Corpsof Royal Engineers

13. HarryThomas Youngman

30/11/1917 King's Royal Rifle Corps




As you can see i have no information at all on Frederick Godfrey and i have 2 possible dates for Frederick Woodhouse

I have 137 names for St Michaels Roll of Honour of those that returned slowly finding names for the St Mary's that returned which for some reason wasn't done?

Regards Ron



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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

http://www.flickr.co...ans/3017128530/

Here are two images of No. 25. Robert M.Vardigans via the Wymondham Memorial.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:53 PM

http://www.flickr.co...ans/3017128530/

Here are two images of No. 25. Robert M.Vardigans via the Wymondham Memorial.

Rob.



Hi Thanks Rob i have asked this chap via personal message if i can use the information (some of which is wrong But only dates of joining i got from attestation papers)
I have now asked on the page so hopefully get a reply

The ones i'm looking for are Frederick Godfrey he isnt on any census or BMD's in Reepham area i can find and i can't find positive id for CWGC or attestation papers

Regards and Thanks

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:10 AM

13/8/1915 and the Essex/Norfolk combination for Frederick Bunting suggest he (and probably also Wm Bunting, Essex Regt) went down with the Royal Edward. The Breckland site has some info on it. http://www.breckland...yal_edward.html

The Norfolk men transferring to the Essex Regt were previously in the 3rd Special Reserve Bn. 100 other ranks were transferred on 23 June and a further 200 were moved over on 24 July.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:35 PM

Ron,
Are there any Godfrey family members living in the area? It is the surviving family who would put the dead man's name forward for the memorial, even the man himself had no connection with the place. In my own researches, I have found widows moving to the area and adding their late husband's name

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:30 AM

Ron:

I have a real-photo postcard of No. 13519 Pte. Sidney George Eglington, 8th Norfolks, KIA
1 July, 1916 (your St. Michaels #7). Send me a PM with your email address, and I will send you a scan.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:25 AM

Ron:

I have a real-photo postcard of No. 13519 Pte. Sidney George Eglington, 8th Norfolks, KIA
1 July, 1916 (your St. Michaels #7). Send me a PM with your email address, and I will send you a scan.

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WONDERFUL STUFF!
PM sent

had problems finding him But have some basic info now

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:10 PM

Hi I have found at least basic information on all the men that died in the war and am slowly finding out information on those that returned. I have had letters published in Eastern Daily Press newspaper and Lets Talk Magazine (July's) and getting slowly more information.
Also having an exhibition of what information i have already on 8th August this year in St Michaels Church, Reepham
I have been saving information as a word document and have 430 pages of information and Pictures on the men listed, the East Window of St Michaels which is a memorial to the Fallen of WW1 by Edward Reginald Frampton jr, apparently the only one he did. So any one has Anything that could be of interest please get in touch

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:14 PM

Names on the St Michael's and All Angels Hackford with Whitwell, Reepham Norfolk WW1 Memorial
1. Alford Alfred W

2. Alford Herbert S

3. Anderson George

4. Austin R William

5. Bamford Thomas

6. Barber Frederick C

7. Barber Sidney R

8. Barnard Albert E

9. Beaver George Heslop

10. Beaver Reginald Parker

11. Bishop William

12. Bobbins George

13. Bowman Edgar W

14. Bowman Evan D

15. Burton William R MM

16. Chapman F Kendal MM

17. Coe Bertram E

18. Coe Ernest G

19. Coe Hubert

20. Collyer JJ

21. Collyer Roger M M

22. Colman Percival

23. Cornall John S

24. Cornall Richard N

25. Cornish William

26. Deary Francis H

27. Deary William M

28. Douglas George

29. Douglas Herbert

30. Douglas William

31. Eke Leonard

32. Eglington Ernest

33. Egmore Herbert

34. Egmore Frederick

35. Faircloth George F

36. Fenn Sidney

37. Fisher Reginald

38. Fisher Sidney G

39. Flatman John R

40. Ford Richard

41. Fowle Arthur

42. Frankland Ambrose

43. Frankland Caleb J

44. Frankland Frederick

45. Frankland Herbert

46. Freeston William

47. Frost Sidney

48. Gaskins Sidney W

49. Gaskins Stanley W

50. Gibbs Edward

51. Gladden Gordon S

52. Gladden Harold

53. Gladden Leonard

54. Gladden Wilfred J

55. Godfrey William

56. Goward George

57. Gray Herbert E

58. Groom Percy

59. Hall Bertie G

60. Hall Lee J

61. Hall William R

62. Hall Walter G

63. Hall A Morris

64. Hall P Morris

65. Harden Martin R

66. Harden Sidney C

67. Hardesty Bertie F

68. Hardiment Edward

69. Hatley Walter

70. Hawes John E

71. Hawkes Walter J

72. Holan Stanley

73. Howard Frederick

74. Hunt Arthur

75. Hunt Walter

76. Hurn Frederick

77. Hurn Arthur

78. Jeary Herbert

79. Jeary Walter E

80. Kirk Basil C

81. Kiddell Jasper W

82. Laskey Clifford W

83. McCarter Thomas J

84. Mole Alfred M

85. Morris William J

86. Morris Sidney A

87. Moy William

88. Neale Herbert

89. Nicholas Arthur M

90. Pask Arthur F

91. Pask Cecil L

92. Pask Charles R

93. Pask Gerald D

94. Pask Gordon R

95. Peek Herbert

96. Reeve Edward

97. Reeve Cecil G

98. Rudd Benjamin J A B

99. Rudd Edwin L

100. Rudd Francis G

101. Rudd Frederick G

102. Rudd Herbert G

103. Rudd Sidney

104. Rump Frank MC

105. Rush William

106. Seely Denis

107. Secker Frederick

108. Sendall Clifford

109. Sendall Ernest F

110. Stearman Herbert

111. Timbers Seaman B

112. Townsend Alfred K

113. Tubby William F

114. Tuddenham Ernest

115. Vardigans Jacob J

116. Vardigans Victor A

117. Vardigans William H

118. Varley Benjamin

119. Vout George

120. Vout Richard

121. Watson Clifford

122. Watson Stanley

123. Wasey Frederick

124. Wasey Robert

125. Wegg William

126. Weinle Albert C

127. Wilkin Alfred S

128. Wilkin Stanley

129. Wilkin Walter

130. Wilkin William

131. Wilkinson Robert

132. Wilton Eric

133. Woodhouse Basil

134. Woodhouse Harold

135. Woodhouse Harvey

136. Woods Thomas

137. Wright William T



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

Hello

If any of your casualties or survivors were Postmen please let me know. I may have info on them.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:14 AM

Hello

If any of your casualties or survivors were Postmen please let me know. I may have info on them.

Bob


Actually off the top of me head
Albert C Weinle was a post man originally from Yorkshire
William Welton ran a Postoffice in Shelfanger after the war But not sure if that was him or his father also called William
and the Father of the Alford Boys also William was Postman in Reepham
If this can shine a light on anything it would be interesting
Regards Ron

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

Reepham know it well about 15 miles away, Whitwell ?they are trying to reopen the station, complete with steam locomotive

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:01 PM

Yup! they have opened the old Whitwell Station it has short pieces of track and they run steam and diesel.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Certainly Albert Weinle is a name I recall from my records and I suspect Alford as well - will be in touch.

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:20 AM

Reginald Harry Fisher, who survived the war, fought in the first tank action
See Crew C22 at
[url=http://www.firsttank...crewsc19c24.htm]

I can add more details if required

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:56 PM

Reginald Harry Fisher, who survived the war, fought in the first tank action
See Crew C22 at
[url=http://www.firsttank...crewsc19c24.htm]

I can add more details if required

Thank you so much

I have a picture of Reg Fisher in uniform on a horse in Reepham!