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A special WW1 Centenary peal will take place at St Andrew's Church Great Ryburgh to commemorate Private Robert William Barker Northants Regt.  Peal starts at 2pm.

 

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Hi.

I hope I'm not too late to this link, I live in Marsham and have been doing my own bit of Remembrance for the men from Marsham who are named on our local memorial in the church yard.

I've been visiting the battlefields where most of these men have been fought and died.

 I've taken photos of their final resting place, or memorial where they've been mentioned as they have no know grave.

Last year, I set up a ww1 display in the village and had the photos of the Marsham men's headstones / memorial  which I've been able to take photos of so far.

 

Also, earlier this year, we had a dedicated service to the men of the RFC who flew out from a night fighter airfield at the bottom of my road, Allison Street, Marsham.  Funds were raised to have a memorial stone placed into the corner of the field .

Hope this is of some interest. 

Richard 

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Richard,

 

Came your way a few years back  -- I've gained a lot more resources since then :-)

 

13498795894_4f771aaee3.jpgThe Marsham Fallen in Battle by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

Intrigued about the night-fighter base - never heard of that one before.

 

I'm currently working my way through the local newspaper titles at The Forum, in Norwich, for the war years (Eastern Daily Press - Norwich edition, Norwich Mercury and The Norfolk Chronicle) and Marsham seems to be conspicuously absent and even Aylsham is a bit light by comparison to other towns. I wonder if there were other titles that covered the north side of the county? Reason for stating it is that I've been led to believe that while newspapers covering the whole county are available at the County Archive, some of the local branches have kept copies on micro-film of the ones of interest to them. As local newspapers can turn out to be a veritable gold-mine, it might be worthwhile giving the Aylsham Branch a call or popping in to see if they have anything available. I also seem to be very light on crashes in that neck of the woods, of which I'd expect rather a few at a night landing site and then reports in the press of the subsequent coroners inquests. Those three titles seem to delight in reporting air crashes from all over the country so I don't think they'd miss anything on their own backdoor.

 

However I've only just started going through those newspapers systematically and filling in the gaps in what I've looked at previously, so maybe I have that joy to come!

 

Have you got anything on line yet?

 

regards,

Peter

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Well with 14 months and just under two weeks to the armistice even I've come to realise I'm not going to visit all the War Memorials in Norfolk and get them written up in that timescale. What I do have is a lot of information from the local press but the problem is that I've picked it up randomly while looking for specific names and events. Much of it has been picked up on the basis that it might come in useful or was of interest for some other project that I was hoping to work on. The problem is that a lot of it needs typing up, which is always a low priority until I spend an evening wading through it all because I've moved on to looking at the names on a new memorial.

 

Doing just that a couple of weeks ago it occurred to me that the most complete set of papers I'd taken details from were for September 1917, that there was a lot of information I was never going to get to use anyway and that there might be others out there who could benefit from having it now.

 

I don't have every page and not every article was decipherable from the poor quality microfilm scan - if in doubt you'll need to check a source like the County Archive. I'm Norwich based so what I have details from are the Eastern Daily Press, (Daily - Monday to Saturday), Norwich Mercury, (Twice Weekly - Wednesday and Saturday) and the Norfolk Chronicle, (Weekly - Friday). This is mainly local news with a few agency articles but no war headlines. The information is provided for research purposes only, I believe constitutes less than 5% of the original document and certainly less than 5% over a longer date range, and is limited to the information required for completeness - I'll spare you the doggerel in the personal death and In Memoriam notices, for example.

 

I may get bored \ run out of time, but for now I propose to do it on the basis of "100 years ago today" with a daily posting from the newspapers (if published)

 

Eastern Daily Press, Saturday September 1, 1917.

 

(Advert)

 

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, NOTTINGHAM

 

Principal: - W B HEATON, M.A

Vice-Principal: - F.S GRANGER, D.Litt., M.A.

THE SESSION 1917-18 begins OCTOBER 1ST.

The Prospectus giving particulars of all Degree and Diploma Courses will be forwarded upon application to the Registrar.

The College also provides special courses for women, including the Apothecaries Hall Diploma in Dispensing.      

                              OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS

Students can qualify for commissions whilst taking courses for Degrees or Diplomas.      

                      MUNITIONS TRAINING FOR WOMEN OF ALL CLASSES

Free instruction, with maintenance allowance.

Good prospects after training.

                    J.E. SHIMELD, Acting Registrar.

 

BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES..................................................................

 

NORWICH GUILDHALL – Friday

(Before Messrs. W.R. Smith (chairman), W. Moore, and W.G. Stevens.)

 

LIGHTING FINES.

 

Rose Snelling, of 36, Bell Road, was summoned for a breach of the lighting regulations, at 9.25 p.m. on August 23rd. The Chief Constable (Mr. J.H. Dain) stated that since the summons was served he had found that the defendants husband had been killed in action. She was a woman in poor circumstances, and had ten children. The Bench inflicted a fine of 1s.(The other fines listed for the same offence were normally 2s 6d.)    

 

On the 1911 Census of England and Wales there was a 38 year old Rose Snelling, born Briston, Norfolk, who was recorded as the wife of the householder at  20 Junction Road, Norwich. He was James H. Snelling, aged 41 and a Bricklayer from Norwich. The couple have been married 17 years and have had 11 children, of which 10 were then still alive. However there is no obvious match for James – there is a Joseph who died in 1916 and a James who died in 1918.

 

KILLED IN ACTION.............................................

 

ALDIS – Previously reported missing on September 15th, 1916, now reported killed on same date, Private Herbert Victor Aldis, Norfolks, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Aldis of Alpington.

 

ENGLISH – Previously reported wounded and missing, now officially reported killed in action on October 18th, 1916, Private Edward Charles, Norfolks (signaller), dearly beloved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. English, 7, Bull Lane, Norwich, aged 20.

Silently and deeply mourned.

 

HAWES – Killed in action, August 12, Private F.S. Hawes, the dearly beloved and eldest son of James and Emily Hawes, late of Norwich, aged 25.

 

PRESS – In loving memory of our dear brother, Private Bertie Press, killed in action July 16th, 1917, youngest son of the late Edward and Susannah Press, of Poringland. R.I.P.

          From his sorrowing Sisters, Brothers, and Beaty.

 

Private 16465 Herbert Victor Aldis, 9th Bn Norfolk Regiment, 15/09/1916. Aged 22, buried Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, (on concentration).  Son of Walter and Hannah Emma Aldis, of Alpington, Norwich    

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/534105/ALDIS,%20HERBERT%20VICTOR

 

Private 40061 Edward Charles English, 9th Bn Norfolk Regiment, 18/10/1916. Aged 20, buried Bancourt British Cemetery (on concentration).   Eldest son of Charles and Jessie English, of 7, Bull Lane, All Saints Green, Norwich.        

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/205774/ENGLISH,%20EDWARD%20CHARLES

 

Private L/13246 Frederick S. Hawes, 16th Bn Middlesex Regiment, 10/08/1917. Remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1613299/HAWES,%20FREDERICK%20S

 

Private G/21195 Bertie Press, 7th Bn, The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 16/07/1917.  Remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial.      

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1624836/PRESS,%20BERTIE

 

(IN MEMORIAM)...............................................

 

OSBORNE – In ever loving memory of dear Bert, dearly loved only son of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne, 481, Sprowston Road, Norwich (Northants, late Norfolk Yeomanry), killed in action September 1st, 1916.  

                    From his loving Mother and Father.

 

OSBORNE – In affectionate remembrance of dear Bert, killed in action September 1st, 1916.

 Sadly missed by her who loved him – Gertie.

 

OSBORNE – In loving memory of our dear friend, Bertie, killed in action September 1st, 1916.

                              From Marnie and Joe.

 

OSBORNE – In loving memory of our only dear brother Bert, killed in action, September 1st 1916.

  From his loving Sisters, Margie and Hilda.

 

REYNOLDS – In loving memory of Private A. Reynolds, Norfolk Regiment (late Cyclists) of East Dereham, killed in action, September 4th 1916.

                               Em.

 

Private 43359 Bertram Walter Claude Osborne, 1st Bn Northamptonshire Regiment, 31/08/1916. Aged 21, Thiepval Memorial. Son of Walter James and Sarah R. Osborne, of 481, Sprowston Rd., Norwich.   

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/807467/OSBORNE,%20BERTRAM%20WALTER%20CLAUDE

 

Probably Private 43296 Alfred Reynolds, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, 04/09/1916. Thiepval Memorial.     

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1550983/REYNOLDS,%20ALFRED

 

FOREIGN AWARDS TO LOCAL SOLDIERS.......................................

 

A number of decorations awarded by the Allied Powers to the British forces for distinguished services rendered during the campaign are announced in the “London Gazette”.

 

The French Medaille Militaire has been awarded to 8406 Corporal John Francis Lawrence, Norfolk Regiment.

 

The Legion d’Honneur, Croix de Chevalier, has been awarded to Captain Bertram Francis, Lord Cranworth, Reserve of Officers, late Royal Artillery. 

 

The Italian Bronze Medal for Military Valour is awarded to 330039 Private Arthur John Chamberlain, Suffolk Regiment.

 

No obvious entry on CWGC for any of them.

 

LOWESTOFT........................................................

 

KILLED IN ACTION – Mr. and Mrs. Lambert, of 167, St. Margaret’s Road, Lowestoft, have received the sad intelligence of the death of their only son killed in action. Young Lambert was well respected in Lowestoft, and previous to joining the army, which he did early in the war, was for some years in the employ of Mr. Proctor, leather merchant, of Lowestoft. He had previously been wounded, but after being at home and in hospital he recovered sufficiently, and early in the year returned to the front, and has now, in the words of his captain, “made the great sacrifice.”

 

MILITARY MEDAL – George Henry Scarrll, of 39, Bevan Street, Lowestoft, has won the Military Medal. He is in the Suffolks, and was awarded the medal for carrying wounded comrades under very heavy shell fire, with conspicuous bravery.

 

IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY – Montagu S. Horsley, only son of Mr. Benjamin Horsley, of Waveney Drive, a pupil at Lowestoft College and formerly in business with Messrs Flood & Son, Lowestoft, who proceeded to the United States, his native country, arriving in New York on January 1st this year. Directly the United States declared war he volunteererd for service, and is now training in the United Staes Infantry.

 

Known to be - Private 41102 Jeremiah Frederick Lambert, 8th Bn Suffolk Regiment, 31/07/1917. Remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.    

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1618117/LAMBERT,%20JEREMIAH%20FREDERICK

 

No obvious entry on CWGC for the other two.

 

DRIFTER ABLAZE OFF NORFOLK COAST......................................................

 

ALL HANDS SAVED EXCEPT THE MASTER.

 

Along the Norfolk Coast on Thursday night from Palling to Cromer a blaze of light was observed at sea, and it was subsequently ascertained that a Scotch drifter was on fire. The news was first reported about 11.15 by the Haisboro’ lightship, which saw rockets and other signals to the north-east. The Haisboro’ lifeboat was launched, and lifeboats  from other stations were also got afloat, but nothing was found. In the meantime another Scotch drifter reported having saved all hands from the blazing wreck, except the master, and that she was returning to harbour with them.

 

From Maud Coleno’s Daughter: The Life of Dorothy Hartman, 1898-1957. By John Dann.

 

In the summer of August 1917 another Admiralty-requisitioned net drifter, the Oceans Gift II was destroyed in an accidental fire off Happisburgh, along the coast from Great Yarmouth towards Cromer. HMT Kingfisher went to her rescue and saved all the crew except their captain Clement Minster, who was drowned.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=r_r3DQAAQBAJ&pg=PA92&lpg=PA92&dq=HMT+Ocean's+Gift+II+1917&source=bl&ots=2k17lwknM6&sig=MrvxEC5hJtVtdtlZv3xDrlJYE8w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib1Izou4TWAhXsBcAKHb6sCx4Q6AEINzAG#v=onepage&q=HMT%20Ocean's%20Gift%20II%201917&f=false

 

In fact that should be Clement <b>Minister</b> who is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3053266/MINISTER,%20CLEMENT

 

Clement is also remembered in the War Memorial Chapel at St Margarets, Lowestoft.

 

33852332036_808b0cdcc0_n.jpgSt Margaret Lowestoft War Memorial Chapel -  Mingay to Nelson by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

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Eastern Daily Press Monday September 3, 1917

 

Killed in action..........................................................

 

HAWES – Killed in action, August 12, Private F.S. Hawes, the dearly beloved and eldest son of James and Emily Hawes, late of Norwich, aged 25.

Repeated from Saturday

 

PHILLIPPO – Killed in action, August 12, Signaller Percy James Phillippo, Essex Regt, dearly loved husband of Annie Phillippo, Grimes Lane, Ludham, Great Yarmouth, aged 25 years. From his sorrowing Wife and little Gilbert.

 

PHILLIPPO – Killed in action, August 12, Signaller Percy James Phillippo, Essex Regt, the dearly beloved eldest son of James and Emma Phillippo of Ludham, formerly of Stoke Holy Cross, in his 26th year. From his loving Father, Mother, and Sister.

 

PHILLIPPO – Killed in action, August 12, Signaller Percy James Phillippo, Essex Regt, in his 26th year. From his loving Brother Edgar (serving in France) and Ada.

 

SCALES – Killed in action, August 16, Lance-Corporal Arthur George Scales, Machine Gun Corps (late pupil teacher at George White School), dearly loved youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Scales of 68, Beaconsfield Road, Norwich, aged 19. From his sorrowing Mother, Father, Sisters, and Brothers (serving in France and Egypt), and Sister-in-law.

 

Private 33129 Percy James Phillippo, aged 25, of “A” Coy, 10th Bn Essex Regiment, 12/08/1917. Remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He was the Son of James and Emma Phillippo, of High St., Ludham; husband of Annie E. Phillippo, of School Rd., Ludham, Great Yarmouth.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1624097/PHILLIPPO,%20PERCY%20JAMES

 

Lance Corporal 53834 Arthur George Scales, aged 19, 35th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 16/08/1917. Buried Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras. Son of Walter and Eliza Scales, of 68, Beaconsfield Rd., Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/574925/SCALES,%20ARTHUR%20GEORGE

 

DIED OF WOUNDS..............................................................

 

WILLIMENT – In loving memory of Pte. F. Williment, who died of wounds, August 11, 1917.

 

From his loving wife and children of 43, Cowgate Street, Norwich.

 

IN MEMORIAM

 

HAZELTON – In loving memory of my dear husband, Private Frank W. Hazelton, who died in Amara, September 3rd, 1916.

 

TURNER – In loving memory of Private Herbert Allan Turner, killed in action, September 4th, 1916, aged 24. From his sorrowing Mother.

 

WRIGHT – In ever loving memory of Robert, the eldest and beloved son of Walter and Maria Ann Wright of Boar Lane, Sprowston, killed in action in France, September 3, 1916, aged 23 years.

 

Private 203573 F. Williment, 7th Bn Bedfordshire Regiment, 11/08/1917. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemtery, Belgium.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/430676/WILLIMENT,%20F

SDGW – Frank Williment - Born, resident and enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 18827 F W Hazelton, aged 33, 2nd Bn Norfolk Regiment, 03/09/1916. Buried Amara War Cemetery. Husband of Edith May Bambridge (formerly Hazelton), of Tunstead, Scottow, Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/628745/HAZELTON,%20F%20W

SDGW – Frank William Hazelton. Born W. Somerton, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 16602 H A Turner, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, aged 24, 04/09/1916. Buried Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, (On concentration). Son of Charles and Maria Turner, of Toft Monk's, Beccles, Suffolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/550464/TURNER,%20H%20A

SDGW - Herbert Allen Turner, born Toft Monks, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 188 Robert Wright, 15th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 03/09/1916. Remembered Thiepval Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1556164/WRIGHT,%20ROBERT

SDGW – born and resident Sprowston, Norwich, enlisted Birmingham.

 

LOCAL HEROES OF THE SEA..................................................

 

The following is the second list of officers and seamen who have lost their lives in British merchant and fishing vessels as a result of enemy action, reported to the Board of Trade during August 1914-July 1915.

 

FISHING VESSELS

 

Meadows, R.C., 4th Hand, Lowestoft, 14th April 1915.

Melhuish, A.E., 2nd hand, Lowestoft, 17th December 1914.

Mower, William, fisherman, Carlton Colville, 3rd November 1914.

Moxey, E.R.,3rd hand, Lowestoft, 4th June 1915.

Moxey, Frank, mate, Lowestoft, 4th June 1915.

Moxey, Peter, skipper, Lowestoft, 4th June 1915.

Newrick, F., fisherman, Carlton Colville, 3rd November 1914.

Parker, A.R., mate, Great Yarmouth, 14th April 1915.

Peek, Stephen, skipper, Lowestoft, 23rd January 1915.

Saunders, Daniel, cook, South Lowestoft, 9th November 1914.

Steel, Frederick, engine-driver, Gorleston, 3rd November 1914.

Studd, C.W., fisherman, Kessingland, 3rd November 1914.

Symonds, George, skipper, Yarmouth, 3rd November 1914.

Symonds, W.R.,fireman, Yarmouth, 3rd November 1914.

Tuttle, W.J., skipper, Kirkley, 9th November 1914.

Utting, Albert, mate, Pakefield, 19th November 1914.

Waters, William, waleman, Yarmouth, 3rd November 1914.

Wilkin, William, fisherman, Yarmouth, 17th December 1914.

 

AIR RAID LAST NIGHT...............................................................................

AEROPLANES ON THE KENT COAST.

 

A FEW BOMBS DROPPED.

 

The following communique by the Field Marshal, Commanding in Chief was issued at 11.50 last evening and received at the Press Bureau at 1 a.m. today (Monday):-

 

Hostile aeroplanes passed the East Kent Coast at about 11.15 p.m. tonight and flew seaward a few minutes later.

A few bombs were dropped.

There is no detailed information as regards casualties, but they are believed to be small.

 

LOCAL NEWS......................................................................................................

 

MARRIAGE OF A NORWICH M.C. – At St.Thomas Church, Heigham, on Saturday, the Rev. C.W. Claridge (vicar) officiating, the marriage took place of Sec-Lieut. A.F. Sherlock, M.C., of the Norfolk Regiment, (home after wounds), eldest son of the late Mr. F. Sherlock and Mrs. Sherlock, of Hornsey, London, N., and Grace Constance, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Mace of Lakenham. For several years prior and up to the outbreak of war the bridegroom had business interests which necessitated permanent residence in Norwich, and a keen relish of walking, yachting, boating and wild fowl shooting drew around him a large circle of friends. He was recommended for a commission when at the front, and the Military Cross, awarded for conspicuous gallantry on the field, was secured within a couple of months of his assumption of a commission. At Saturday’s ceremony the gallant officer was attended by Mr. W.H. Marson as groomsman. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her brother-in-law (Mr. J.H. Taggart), her father being unavoidably absent through illness, was charmingly gowned in Saxe blue crepe de chine, trimmed with white swans down and white velour hat to match, a spray of pure white roses being at her waist. Her only attendant was her four year old niece (Eileen Scott Taggart). After the event the bride and bridegroom were the recipients of many congratulations from numerous friends. The honeymoon is being spent in London, the bride’s travelling dress being of tweed.

 

No match on CWGC.

 

KETTERINGHAM

 

On Wednesday the wounded soldiers from Swainsthorpe Hospital, accompanied by the Sister-in-Charge (Nurse Rudd), the Quartermaster (Miss Gurney), and Nurse Webb (staff nurse), were entertained for the second time this year by Sir Maurice Boileau and Lady Boileau at Ketteringham Park. Thirty-four sat down to tea, which was served by lady helpers in the Sunday School, owing to the uncertain weather. Mr. Jessop proposed a vote of thanks to the providers of the tea, which was responded to by the soldiers. The young men of the village provided cigarettes. Sewing on a button while blind-folded formed one of the amusements for which three prizes were offered.

 

KENNINGHALL.

 

At St. Mary’s Church, Kenninghall, on August 29th, the marriage took place of Driver Reginald Fred, Canadian Field Artillery, eldest son of the late Mr. Fred W. Cross, of Worstead, Kenninghall, and Bobcaygeon, Canada, and Dorothy Anderson, the fourth daughter of David Claxton, of Kenninghall. The bride wore a dress of white eolienne trimmed with ninon, and a hand embroidered veil with ornage blossoms, and carried a sheaf of Madonna lilies. She was given away by her father, and was attended by Myra F. Claxton and Janet G. Claxton, sisters of the bride. The bridegroom was attended by Mr. H. Scott Palmer. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J.W. Mattinson (vicar of Loddon), formerly vicar of Kenninghall. The service was choral, Mr. Sword being at the organ. A reception was held at Rose Cottage, the bride’s home, and later the newly married couple left for Yarmouth. There were numerous presents.

 

No match on CWGC.

 

THETFORD.

 

The Deputy-Coroner of Thetford (Mr. G.O. Read) held an inquest on Friday evening to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the death of Private Charles Pollett (47), who expired somewhat suddenly on Thursday morning. Lance-Corporal Frank Liddamore gave evidence of identification. Deceased, before joining the Army, was a rubber vulcaniser. His home address was Cornwell Street, Broadway, Strafford Road, Manchester. He was a married man. About 9.30 a.m. witness was called to deceased, who was lying on his bed, and he appeared to be unconscious. Witness sent for the doctor, who ordered deceased to be sent to hospital. Lance-Corporal A.J. Gridley also gave evidence. Lieutenant John Dawson Hartley, R.A.M.C., said a port-mortem showed the cause of death to be acute pneumonia. It was one of those acute causes of pneumonia which would not be detected in life. The jury returned a verdict accordingly.

 

No match on CWGC and no likely death of a Charles or C. on CWGC for the period 30/08/1917 to 01/09/1917 inclusive. No match on SDGW. The death of a 47 year old Charles Pollett was recorded in the Thetford District of Norfolk in the July to September quarter, (Q3), of 1917. There is only one Charles Pollett with a Medal Index Card – a Private 218475 Labour Corps.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4669016

There is also a Lance Corporal 155895 Frank Liddamore, Labour Corps, (previously Royal West Kent Regiment).

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3671656

 

Possible Non-Commemoration?

Update 14/09/2017. Private 315560 C Pollitt, 23rd Bn. Cheshire Regiment transferred to 301st Company Labour Corps, service number 341205. Died 30/08/1917. Buried Salford (Weaste) Cemetery. Husband of Annie S. E. Pollitt, of 3, Cromwell St., Trafford Rd., Salford.

https://www.cwgc.org/search-for-war-dead/casualty/378533/

 

LOCAL MEN IN THE CASUALTY LISTS................................................................

 

News has been received of the death of Private Reginald V. Spinks, of the Yorkshire Regiment, from wounds received in action. He was the fifth son of Mrs. J. Spinks, of Vicar Street, Wymondham, formerly of Coltishall. This is the second son killed in the war.

 

News has been received by Mrs. Rolfe, of Watton, that her son, Frank, previously reported missing, was killed in action in October last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hoggett, of Threxton, have received information that their son, Private William Hoggett, Essex Regiment, is missing.

 

Private 33145 R.V. Spinks, 10th Bn Yorkshire Regiment, 02/06/1917, Buried St. Leger British Cemetery.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/569332/SPINKS,%20R%20V

SDGW: Reginald Victor Spinks – born and resident Wymondham, enlisted Coltishall.

 

Lance Corporal 19141 Francis William Rolfe, 7th Bn Norfolk Regiment, 12/10/1916. Thiepval Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/809877/ROLFE,%20FRANCIS%20WILLIAM

SDGW – born Watton, Norfolk, enlisted Swansea, Wales.

 

Private William Hoggett – no match on CWGC or entry with the International Red Cross. No Medal Index Card for a likely Hoggett (or Hogget) serving with the Essex Regiment. There is a Herbert James Hoggett who served 7th Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 28/04/1917 aged 21  and who was the son of Mrs. Emily Mary Hoggett, of Little Cressingham, Thetford, Norfolk. (Little Cressingham is a neighbouring village to Threxton).

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/783832/HOGGETT,%20HERBERT%20JAMES

 

ROPING IN ESCAPED GERMANS........................................................................

 

Scotland Yard authorities report that the seven German prisoners of war who escaped from Pattishall Camp, Northants, on Friday, have been re-captured. The seven men were found near Denton, six miles the other side of Northampton, on Saturday night. They were traced during the day to Denton, and the police, with the assistance of villagers, hunting the neighbourhood, eventually discovered them all fast asleep in a spinney. They made no attempt at resistance, and were taken back to the camp.

 

The six German prisoners who escaped from Stobs Hawick have also been re-captured.

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Eastern Daily Press Tuesday September 4, 1917

 

HERO OF THE ARMOURED CARS....................................................................................

 

FUNERAL AT OVERSTRAND.

 

There were widespread signs of sorrow and sympathy at Overstrand yesterday on the occasion of the funeral of a young and favourite inhabitant of the parish, Petty Officer Edward H.A. Naylor, whose death took place in the Naval Hospital at Gillingham, near Chatham, from jaundice following upon wounds received in action in Russia. He was the only son of Mr. Naylor (Lady Battersea’s agent and head gardener) and of Mrs. Naylor, a bright and keenly intelligent youth of 19, who joined Commander Locker-Lampson’s Armoured Car Squadron last January. Brave beyond his years, his acts of courage have been publicly recognised by the Russian Order of the Cross of St. George. He was the only surviving member of his section in a desperate battle. Wounded and unconscious, he had been left for dead from 10 a.m. until 6.p.m. amongst the fallen Russians; thus he was eventually found and restored to life and consciousness by one of his comrades. To have survived such experiences, and to have landed safely, and practically well, renders the circumstances of his unexpected death all the more tragic. His frequent letters from abroad were always written in a most unselfish and uncomplaining spirit, wishing to spare his parents all possible anxiety. Fortunately they were enabled to see their beloved son once more, when he cheered their hearts by his bright and hopeful words, for he quite looked forward to a speedy convalescence. This was, however, not to be, for only one week later he followed those of his comrades from the village, including Sidney Woodhouse and Wallace Grace, who but a short time ago had, like himself, laid down their lives for their country.

 

The funeral was of a military character, the coffin, covered by a Union Jack, being conveyed from the house to the church on a limber wagon drawn by mules, provided by the Liverpool Regiment, whose band was in the cortege impressively playing the “Dead March.” The buglers, who sounded the “Last Post” at the graveside, and the firing party, were also representatives of that regiment, and a company of Yeomanry followed. Three of the bearers were comrades of deceased; Petty-officers W.P. Baker, H. Bryant and T. Wilson, Cromer men, who, like him, have seen thrilling service with the armoured cars. The service was taken by the rector (the Rev. L.C. Carr), the full choir was present, and Mrs. Coller played appropriate organ music. The hymns, “Peace, perfect peace” and “On the resurrection morning” were sung in the church.

 

The interment took place under the cedar trees by the east end of the church. The coffin, of polished satin walnut with brass fittings bore on the breastplate the inscription: “Edward H.A. Naylor, P.O., R.N.A.S., Russian Armoured Cars, died 29th August, 1917, aged 19 years.” The immediate mourners were the father and mother and Mrs. Farrier (Gravesend), and among those present were Lady Battersea, Sir Bernard Mallett, K.C.B., Professor Gilbert Murray and Lady Mary Murray, Mr. James Durham and Lady Agnes Durham, Mrs Fisher Rowe (representing her brother, Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson), Mr. J. Lester, Miss Vince, Mrs. Hawkins, Mrs. Oram, and practically all the other members of ther household staff at The Pleasaunce, Mr. J.H. Savory, Mr. George Beckett, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Beckett, Mr. D.W. Pegg, Lieut. Pegg, Mr. J.H. Applegate, and in addition to a large number of parishioners, the following relatives of Cromer men belonging to the Armoured Car Squadron:- Mrs. W. Cox, Mrs. T. Read, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. G. Lubbock, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. W. Hall, and Mrs. Bryant. There were a large number of choice wreaths, including tributes from Lady Battersea, and members of The Pleasaunce staff, and from Commander Locker-Lampson, the officers, and men of the Armoured Car Squadron.

 

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. A. Hardy Ltd, under the personal direction of Mr. A. Hardy.

 

Petty Officer Air Mechanic F/25223 Edward HenryAnthony Naylor, aged 19, Armoured Car Division, Royal Naval Air Service, 29/08/1917. Buried St Martin Churchyard, Overstrand. Son of Henry and Jane Naylor, of The Pleasaunce Gardens, Overstrand. Born at Aldenham. Herts.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2802710/NAYLOR,%20EDWARD%20HENRY%20ANTHONY

 

12193740425_2d47526ca0_n.jpgEdward Henry Anthony Naylor 1917 by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

FLYING OFFICER KILLED IN NORFOLK..........................................................................................

 

Lieutenant Laurence E. Stuart Vaile, R.F.C., who was accidentally killed in a flying accident in Norfolk on August 29th, was the elder son of the Rev. A. and Mrs. Vaile, of West House, Seaford, Sussex. He went out with the B.E.F. in August 1914 as a dispatch rider, in which capacity he saw 2 ½ years service. Last January he was gazetted to the R.F.C., where he graduated, eventually becoming an instructor.

 

Second Lieutenant Laurence Edward Stuart Vaile, aged 24, General List and Royal Flying Corps, 29/08/1917. Buried All Saints Churchyard, Narborough, Norfolk. Son of Jeannette Stuart Vaile, of West House, Seaford, Sussex, and the late Arthur Vaile.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2803464/VAILE,%20LAURENCE%20EDWARD%20STUART

 

BOGUS D.C.M........................................................................................................................................

 

SOLDIER SENTENCED AT IPSWICH.

 

At the Ipswich Police-court yesterday, Henry Eagledon, dressed as a Sergeant in the Australian Forces, was charged with collecting alms with fraudulent intention.

 

Mrs. Mallett, a widow, stated that last month her little girl was killed by a motor ambulance. She did not know the defendant, and did not authorise him to collect subscriptions for her.

 

Richard Finch, barman at the Friar’s Head, deposed that on August 17th, defendant called in the house, and said he a brief for Mrs. Mallett. Witness and other persons gave him money.

 

Mrs. Ranson said she gave defendant 2s. 6d, and Mrs. Plume also gave money.

 

Detective-sergt. Wood said defendant told him he had lent the money out. The brief totalled £1 13s 7d.

 

Defendant said he had no fraudulent intention. Defendant was further charged with wrongfully wearing a military uniform and medal.

 

Detective-sergt. Wood said defendant was wearing the uniform of a sergeant in the Australian Field Artillery and the Mililtary Medal and D.C.M. He said he won the latter in France and the former in Gallipoli. Inquiries proved these statements to be false, and defendant admitted it was so. He was an absentee from an anti-aircraft training depot.

 

Defendant admitted that on May 24th he was charged at the London sessions with house-breaking and theft, and was bound over to come up for judgment when called upon.

 

Defendant was sentenced to two months hard labour.

 

No match on CWGC.

 

LOCAL NEWS..........................................................................................................

 

OVERSTRAND

 

The evening service at Overstrand Church on Sunday took the form of a memorial to parishioners who have fallen in the war. There was a large congregation, and the service was taken by the Rev. L.O. Carr. Captain F.W. Caley, who was present in command of the Overstrand Cadet Corps of the K.R.R., read the first lesson and Mr. George Beckett the second.

 

STALHAM

 

On Sunday, at the Baptist Church, a service was held in memory of Lieut. W.W. Drake (Devons), who was killed in action on August 16th. The congregation was representative. The service was conducted by the Rev. B.E. Payne, who paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the deceased officer. Before the outbreak of the war Lieut. Drake was a master at Oxford Road Council School, Reading. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Drake, Stalham, where in his younger days he was an assistant master at the Council School, taking a leading part in all sports and games, was a member of the Baptist Church, and a teacher in the Sunday School. Letters were read from his friends and fellow-officers expressing their regret at his end, and admiration of his character. Buglers attended and sounded the “Last Post.” The service closed with the “Dead March” in “Saul.” Private Jagger presided at the organ.

 

Lieutenant Wilfrid Wallace Drake, aged 34, 2nd Bn Devonshire Regiment attached 23rd Trench Mortar Battery, 16/08/1917. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Drake, late of Stalham, Norfolk; husband of Gladys Drake, of Reading, Berks.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/139947/DRAKE,%20WILFRID%20WALLACE

 

OUR CASUALTIES.......................................................................

 

NORFOLKS AND SUFFOLKS

 

All are privates except where otherwise shown. The town shown against each soldier’s name in the home of his next-of-kin.

 

KILLED.

R.G.A. – Warne 102505 Gnr. F.C. (Aylsham)

Royal Munster Fus. Chiverton 10484 Cpl. W.E. (Norwich)

 

WOUNDED.

R.G.A. – Galer 115290 Gnr. J. (Norwich); Holden 40364 Gnr. T.C. (Ipswich), Stone 338500 Gnr. H.C. (Gt. Yarmouth).

Lincolnshire Regt. – Furze 40476 W.I. (Norwich), Long 40421 W.C. (Ipswich), Sanday 33010 G. (Diss), Tuck 40482 L.-Cpl O.E. (Fakenham).

Rifle Brigade. – Smith 9416 T. (Norwich)

 

KILLED.

Royal Fus. – Beech 47684 C., (Gt. Yarmouth), Hovell 48653 C.S. (Norwich), Hunt 66386 F. (Lowestoft).

Lincolnshire Regt. – Smith 15900 H.J. (Norwich)

Royal W. Kent Regt. – Nicholls 16108 E. (Norwich), Smith 18091 P, (Lowestoft), Ward 18109 F., (South Lowestoft)

 

DIED OF WOUNDS

King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) – Sizer 242656 W. (Aldborough)

 

WOUNDED

R.F.A. – 183045 Gnr. J.J (K. Lynn – no surname shown), Middleton 796077 Dvr A.J. (Long Stratton).

R.G.A. – Plummer 105561 Gnr. S.J. (Norwich).

Royal. Fus. – Ryder 20677 R., (Sudbury).

Sherwood Foresters – Lynn 15043 F. (Swaffham), Yarrow 71973 S.J. (Ipswich).

Durham L.I. – Taylor 201249 G.W. (Norwich).

 

DIED OF WOUNDS

 

R.F.A. – Garnham 676714 Dvr A. (Ipswich).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GGunner 102505 F.C. Warne, 28/07/1917. 265th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Dickebusch New Military Cemetery extension.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/442406/WARNE,%20F%20C

SDGW – Frederick Charles Warne, born and resident Aylsham, enlisted Norwich.

 

Corporal 10484 William Ernest Chiverton, 31/07/1917.1st Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers. Remembered Ypres (Menin Gate Memorial).

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1606594/CHIVERTON,%20WILLIAM%20ERNEST

SDGW – born New Catton, Norwich, resident and enlisted Norwich.

 

J Galer – no match CWGC or MiC.

 

Gunner 40364 Thomas C Holden, Royal Garrison Artillery. No match on CWGC

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2913679

 

Gunner 338500 Henry C W Stone, Royal Garrison Artillery. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5410573

 

Private 40476 William J Furze, Lincolnshire Regiment. Previously 43202 Norfolk Regiment. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2266001

 

Private 40421 William C Long, Lincolnshire Regiment. Previously 43889 Suffolk Regiment. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6543220

 

G. Sanday – no match CWGC or MiC.

 

Private 40482 Oliver Edward Tuck, Lincolnshire Regiment. Previously 2052 Norfolk Regiment. Went on to be 416154 Royal Army Medical Corps. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5629057

 

Private 5/9416 Thomas Smith, Rifle Brigade. Became 377263 London Regiment. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5292706

 

Private 47864 Cecil Edmond Beech, aged 30, died 31/07/1917. 12th Bn Royal Fusiliers, remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Mr. G. W. and Mrs. M. A. Beech, of 216, Northgate St., Great Yarmouth.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/927253/BEECH,%20CECIL%20EDMOND

 

Private 48653 Charles Percy Hovell, died 31/07/1917. 12th Bn Royal Fusiliers, remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (Middle initial S on Casualty List)

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1615049/HOVELL,%20CHARLES%20PERCY

SDGW – born, resident and enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 66386 Frederick Alfred Hunt, aged 19, died 31/07/1917. 12th Bn Royal Fusiliers, remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Charles A. and Clara Hunt, of 46, Denmark Rd., Lowestoft.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1615452/HUNT,%20FREDERICK%20ALFRED

 

Private 15900 Herbert James Smith, aged 23, died 31/07/1917. 2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment, remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Elizabeth Smith, of Ling's Cottage, Lamas, Norwich, and the late Charles Smith.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/917420/SMITH,%20HERBERT%20JAMES

 

Private Ernest Nelson Nichols, aged 41, died 23/07/1917. 1st Bn Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), buried Roclincourt Military Cemetery. Son of James and Mary Ann Nichols; husband of Maria Sarah Nichols, of 252, King St., Norwich. (Nicholls on the Casualty List)

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/526195/NICHOLS,%20ERNEST%20NELSON

 

Private G/18091 Percy Allen Smith, aged 21, died 23/07/1917. 1st Bn Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Smith, of 33, Tennyson Rd., Lowestoft.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/917571/SMITH,%20PERCY%20ALLEN

 

Private G/18109 Frank George Ward, aged 24, died 23/07/1917. 7th Bn Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of the late W. and M. Ward; husband of Ivy Barber (formerly Ward), of 253, Grey St., London, Ontario, Canada.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/912909/WARD,%20FRANK%20GEORGE

SDGW – 7th Battalion. Resident Beccles, Suffolk and enlisted Lowestoft.

 

Private 242656 William Sizer, died 01/08/1917.1st/5th Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery. Son of Benjamin Sizer, of Sco Ruston Row, Scoulton, nr. Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/430591/SIZER,%20WILLIAM

 

Probably Gunner 183045 James J Laws, Royal Field Artillery. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3314378

 

Driver 796077 Arthur J Middleton, Royal Field Artillery. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4038814

 

Gunner 105561 Sidney J Plummer, Royal Garrison Artillery. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4663350

 

Probably Private GS/24677 Reginald Ryder, Royal Fusiliers. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4996652

 

Private 15043 Frederick Lynn, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment, would go on to have service number 124589 in the same Regiment. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3749611

 

Private 71973 Sidney James Yarrow, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6041164

                                                                                    

Private 201249 George W. Taylor, Durham Light Infantry. Had previously been 7863 in the same Regiment. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5498493

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Driver 676714 Alfred Garnham, aged 21, died 02/08/1917. Served “A” Bty, 275th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of A. and M. Garnham, of 18, Tovell's Rd., Ipswich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/144072/GARNHAM,%20ALFRED

 

KILLED IN ACTION.............................................................................................

 

BECK – July 15, 1917, killed in action, Private Solomon Beck, Royal West Surreys, aged 29; also in loving memory  of Private George Daniel Beck, Norfolk Regiment, killed in action, September 4th, 1916, aged 31; dearly beloved sons of Mrs. Beck, 165, Barrack Street, Norwich.

Deeply mourned by a sorrowing Mother, Sister, and Brothers (in France)

 

BLYTH – Private Frank George Blyth, Royal Fusiliers, killed in action July 31st, 1917, dearly beloved husband of Lottie Blyth, Taylor’s Buildings, Magdalen Road, Norwich.

 

GREEN – August 24, Lance-Corporal W.A. Green, Gloster Regiment, late Norfolks, dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Green, 8, Scarlett’s Road, Colchester, aged 21. Many years with Chamberlins Ltd., Norwich.

 

NICHOLS – Previously reported missing, October 12th, 1916, now presumed killed on same date, Private Harry William Nichols, Royal Warwick Regiment, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, of 12, Paddock Street, Norwich.

 

PEACOCK – Killed in action August 7, Gunner Frederick Arthur Peacock, R.G.A. Siege Battery. Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Peacock, 72, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich, aged 34 years. From his sorrowing Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters at home and abroad.

 

SMITH – In loving memory of Corporal William Smith, Norfolk Regiment, killed in action August 11th, 1917, beloved husband of Emma L.Smith of 11, Fuller’s Hall, Oak Street, Norwich, and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. H. Gooch, 101, Barrack Street, Norwich, aged 55, who also has four sons serving.

  Greater love than this hath no man that he lays down his life for his friends.

                              From his sorrowing Wife and Children.

 

WATLING – August 9, killed in action, S.J. Watling, 19, Edinburgh Road, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Watling, 265, Heigham Street, Norwich.

 

Private 48524 S Beck, The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment) transferred to 131st Coy, Labour Corps, (service no. 78264). Died 15/07/1917. Buried Brandhoek Military Cemetery.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/429541/BECK,%20S

 

Private 3/7992 George Daniel Beck, age 43, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered Thiepval Memorial. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Beck.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/770643/BECK,%20GEORGE%20DANIEL

 

Private 37359 F.G. Blyth, aged 31, 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers, died 31/07/1917. Buried Tyne Cot Cemetery (on Concentration). Son of George and Harriet Blyth, of Sprowston, Norwich; husband of Mrs. A. Trimble (formerly Blyth), of 3, Taylor's Buildings, Magdalene Rd., Norwich, Norfolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/461970/BLYTH,%20F%20G

 

Lance Corporal 267192 William Arthur Green, aged 21, 2nd/6th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, died 24/08/1917. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of William and Hannah Green, of 8, Scarletts Rd., Colchester, Essex. Born at Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/144311/GREEN,%20WILLIAM%20ARTHUR

 

Private 20552 Harry William Nichols, 1st Bn Royal Warwickshire Regt, died 12/10/1916. Remembered Thiepval Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1547623/NICHOLS,%20HARRY%20WILLIAM

SDGW – born Norwich, enlisted Coventry.

 

Gunner 93741 F A Peacock, age 34, 223rd Siege Battery, RGA, died 07/08/1917, Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. Son of Daniel and Ellen Peacock; husband of Alice M. Peacock, of 5, Portland St., Unthank Rd., Norwich. Native of Norfolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/142992/PEACOCK,%20F%20A

 

Lance Corporal 3/8216 William Smith, age 35, 8th Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 11/08/1917. Remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Mr. J. and Mrs. E. Smith, of 110, Old Palace Rd., Norwich; husband of Emma L. Smith, of II, Fuller's Hall, St. Martin's Rd., Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/917672/SMITH,%20WILLIAM

 

Private 25987 Sidney James Watling, 8th Bn East Surrey Regiment, died 09/08/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/913150/WATLING,%20SIDNEY%20JAMES

SDGW – born Old Buckenham, Norfolk and enlisted Norwich.

 

IN  MEMORIAM.

 

BRIGGS – In loving memory of our dear friend Ted, who was killed in action in France, September 4th,1916.

        Ever remembered by May and Willie.

 

CANNELL – In ever loving memory of our dear Arthur, Norfolk Regiment (late Cyclists), killed in action, September 4th, 1916.

          God takes our loved ones from our homes,

          But never from our hearts.

From his loving Mother, Sisters, Brother, and Lizzie.

 

CANNELL – In loving memory of Arthur Cannell, Norfolk Regiment, killed in action, in France, September 4th, 1918, aged 26.

          His life was earnest, his actions kind,

          From his affectionate Uncle, John Hall.

 

COOPER – In loving memory of Private John Christmas Cooper, who died of wounds at Altrincham Hospital, on September 8th, 1916, second son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cooper, Tibenham Green, Long Stratton; and also of eldest son, Private William Cooper, beloved husband of Emma Amelia Cooper, who was killed in action in France on July 31st, 1916.

From his loving  Father and Mother, Wife and Family.

 

COXFORD – In ever loving memory of Private Harry Coxford, Norfolks, (formerly Cyclists), who died of wounds received in action, September 4th, 1916, aged 20. Deeply mourned by his sorrowing Mother, Father, Sisters and Brothers.

 

FOX – In loving memory of Lance-Corporal Albert E.Fox, Norfolk Regiment, the dearly-loved son of Mr. and Mrs. Fox, 79, Waddington Street, Norwich, killed in action September 4th, 1916, aged 20 years. From Father, Mother, and Sisters.

 

FOX – In loving memory of Edward Fox, killed September 4th, 1916.

          From Lily.

 

FOX – In loving memory of Edward Fox, of the Norfolks (Cyclists), the dearly beloved youngest son of William and M.A. Fox, Salhouse, killed in action in France, September 4th, 1916, in his 20th year.

          From his sorrowing Mother, Father, Brothers, and Sister.

 

FUNNELL – In loving memory of dear Alfred, killed in action in France, September 4th, 1916.

          Gone but not Forgotten.

                    From Florrie.

 

FUNNELL – In ever-loving memory of Alfred the dearly loved eldest son of George and Elizabeth Funnell, Saxlingham Nethergate, Norwich, who was killed in action in France on September 4th, 1916, aged 24.

 

GOWING – In loving memory of my dear brother, Private Archie Gowing, Norfolks, killed in action September 4th, 1916.

          Death divides but memory clings.

                                        Sister Carrie.

 

HICKS – In loving memory of Private Cyril Stanley Hicks, Norfolks, (late Cyclists), dearly loved eldest son of Mrs. L. Hicks, Redlands, West Street, Cromer, killed in action, September 4th, 1916.

          Sadly missed by his loving Mother, Sisters, and Brother.

 

HUNT – In loving memory of Francis Robert Hunt, second son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Hunt, Ashwellthorpe, late of Lowestoft, who was lost through the sinking of one of H.M. Drifters, August 31st, 1916, aged 19.

          Though lost to sight, to memory dear.

From Mother, Father and Brothers.

 

HUNT – In loving memory of our dear Lennie, killed in action, September 4th, 1916.

          From his loving Mother, Sisters, and Brothers.

 

IVES – In loving memory of my dear son, Private Ernest Ives, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ives, 38, Exeter Street, Norwich, who was killed in action September 4th, 1916, aged 20. From his sorrowing Mother, Father, Sisters, and Brothers.

 

KING – In memory of Private Ernest King, aged 25 years, of No.10, Mill Close, Lakenham, Norwich, who died of wounds September 4th 1916.

From his sorrowing Wife and Child, Mother and Father, May and Syd.

 

KNIGHTS – In loving memory of Herbert, second son of William Knights, Halvergate, killed in action September 4th, 1916.

 

LAKE – In ever loving memory of Private Robert John Lake, of Freethorpe, Norfolk (late Cyclists), killed in action, in France, September 4th, 1916, aged 22.

          From his sorrowing Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brothers-in-law, Harry and Arthur.

 

LOOME – Killed in action September 4, 1916, the dearly beloved husband of Ruth S. Loome, 10, Esdelle Street, Norwich.

                    From his sorrowing Wife and Children.

 

LOOME – Killed in action, September 4, 1916, Private Edward H. Loome, the dearly beloved eldest son of Edward and Harriet Loome, 12, Esdelle Street, Norwich. From his sorrowing Mother, Father, Sisters and Brothers.

 

PAGE – In loving memory of Private G.(?). Page, Norfolk Regiment, the dearly beloved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Page, of Salhouse, died of wounds received in action, September 4th, 1916, aged 19. From his sorrowing Father, Mother, Sister, and Brother.

 

PIGNEY – In proud and loving memory of my dear husband, Private William Edward Pigney, Norfolk Regiment, who was killed in action, September 4th, 1916.

          From his sorrowing Wife and Children, 22, Rose Valley, Unthank Road.

 

PLUNKETT – In loving memory of Private E.E. Plunkett, youngest son of W.E. Plunkett, 9, Rose Yard, St. Augustine’s who was killed in action September 4th, 1916, aged 24. From his loving Father, Mother, Brothers, and Sisters.

 

SAYER – In loving memory of Lewis Sayer, Norfolks, (formerly Cyclists), the dearly-loved and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Sayer, 38, Bury Street, Norwich, killed in action in France September 4th, 1916, aged 22 years.

          Sadly missed by those who loved him.

From his sorrowing Mother and Father.

 

SECKER – In loving memory of Private G. Secker (Norfolk Regiment), the dearly beloved eldest brother of Mrs. J.L. Townshend, killed in action September 4th, 1916, aged 19. From his loving sister Rose.

 

SMITH – In loving memory of Bob, dearly beloved youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 85 Silver Street, killed in action, September 4th, 1916.

 From Mother, Father, Sisters, and Brothers (on active service).

 

THURLOW – In loving memory of our dear son, Corporal Harry Thurlow, Norfolks, killed in action, September 4th, 1916.

        From Father, Mother, Sister, and Brothers.

 

TUBBY – In loving remembrance of my dear brother William R. Tubby, killed in action September 4th, 1918.

From his loving sister Anna.

 

TUBBY – In loving memory of my dear brother, Private W.R. Tubby, of the Norfolk Cyclists, killed in action September 4th, 1916, somewhere in France, aged 21 years. From his loving Sister and Brother-in-Law, Swardeston.

 

WATERS – In loving memory of of Private Walter E. Waters, Norfolk Regiment, killed in action September 4th, 1916, aged 24.

From his loving Mother, Father, Sisters, and Brothers.       

 

WATERS – In loving memory of my dear husband, Private Walter Ernest Waters, Norfolk Regiment, killed in action September 4th, 1916.

From his sorrowing Wife, Father, Mother, and all relations.

 

WHITE – In loving memory of our dear Alick, killed in action September 4th, 1916, second beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. White, 113, Portland Street, Norwich.

From his sorrowing Father, Mother, and Brothers.

 

WOODS – In loving remembrance of G.J. Woods, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woods, of 10, Rising Sun Lane, late of the Norfolk Cyclists, who was killed in action, September 4th, 1916. From his loving Mother and Father, Brother and Sister.

 

Private 43102 Edward John Briggs, age 20, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of John and Mary Ann Briggs, of Poringland, Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/764861/BRIGGS,%20EDWARD%20JOHN

 

Lance Corporal 43119 A. Cannell, 1st Bn, Norfolk Regiment. Buried Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, (on Concentration).

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/548946/CANNELL,%20A

SDGW – Arthur Cannell, born New Catton, Norwich , enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 23913 J C Cooper, age 29, 1st Bn, Norfolk Regiment, died 07/09/1916. Buried Tibenham (All Saints) Churchyard.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2802401/COOPER,%20J%20C

 

Private 16695 William Cooper, age 30, 1st Dn Norfolk Regiment, died 31/07/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of William and Mary Cooper; husband of Emma Amelia Cooper, of Tibenham Green, Tivetshall Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/759350/COOPER,%20WILLIAM

 

Private 43166 Harry Walter Coxford, age 21, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of George and Elizabeth Coxford, of 18, Rosebery Rd., Catton, Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/757124/COXFORD,%20HARRY%20WALTER

 

Probably Lance Corporal 43198 Albert Fox, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/749827/FOX,%20ALBERT

SDGW – enlisted North Walsham.

 

Private 43141 Edward Fox, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/749843/FOX,%20EDWARD

SDGW – born Salhouse, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

Lance Corporal 16743 Alfred Funnell, aged 24, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of George and Elizabeth Jane Funnell, of Saxlingham, Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/750453/FUNNELL,%20ALFRED

 

Private 43211 Archibald Percy Gowing, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/786699/GOWING,%20ARCHIBALD%20PERCY

SDGW – enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 43225 Cyril Stanley Hicks, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of Soloman and Alice Louisa Hicks, of "Redlands", West St., Cromer, Norfolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/791649/HICKS,%20CYRIL%20STANLEY

 

Deck Hand 7824DA Frank Hunt, Royal Naval Reserve died serving aboard H.M Drifter “Tuberose” on the 31/08/1916. He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3051144/HUNT,%20FRANK

 

Private 17264 Leonard Douglas Hunt, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/794422/HUNT,%20LEONARD%20DOUGLAS

SDGW – born Shropham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 3/7613 Ernest Walter Ives, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of James John Ives, of 38, Exeter St., Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/795122/IVES,%20ERNEST%20WALTER

 

Private 22233 Ernest King, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of John and Alice King; husband of Elvey Alice King, of 16, Mill Close, Lakenham, Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/798320/KING,%20ERNEST

 

Private 23836 H. Knights, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Buried Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, (On Concentration).

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/549693/KNIGHTS,%20H

SDGW – Herbert Knights, born Halvergate, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 43252 Robert J. Lake, age 23, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of Robert Lake, of The Green, The Clock, Freethrope, Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/799016/LAKE,%20ROBERT%20J

 

 

Private 43262 Edward Henry Loome, age 35, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of Edward Mark and Harriett Loome; husband of Susanah Ruth Loome, of 10, Esdelle St., St. Augustines, Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/801343/LOOME,%20EDWARD%20HENRY

 

Private 43281 George Henry Page, age 19, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Buried Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of George and Mrs. C. Page, of Lower Street, Salhouse, Norwich, Norfolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/21770/PAGE,%20GEORGE%20HENRY

 

Private 3/6062 W E Pigney, Age 27, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Buried Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, (On Concentration). Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Pigney; husband of Nellie Pigney, of 22, Rose Valley, Unthank Rd., Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/550095/PIGNEY,%20W%20E

 

Private 43307 Ernest Edward Plunkett, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1548600/PLUNKETT,%20ERNEST%20EDWARD

SDGW – enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 43333 Lewis Sayer, age 22, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of Lewis John and Emily Sayer, of 38, Bury St., Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/811410/SAYER,%20LEWIS

 

Private 3336 George Secker, age 19, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of William Alfred and Mary Ann Secker.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/811922/SECKER,%20GEORGE

SDGW – born Heigham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

Probably Private 43242 R. Smith, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Buried Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, (On Concentration).

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/550317/SMITH,%20R

SDGW  - Robert Smith, enlisted North Walsham.

 

Corporal 8659 H J Thurlow, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Buried Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, (On Concentration).

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/550434/THURLOW,%20H%20J

SDGW – Harry James Thurlow, born Lowestoft, enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 43397 William Robert Tubby, age 21, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of Philip and Anna Tubby, of The Street, Poringland, Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/817162/TUBBY,%20WILLIAM%20ROBERT

 

Private 43407 Walter Ernest Waters, age 23, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Husband of the late Florence R. Martin (formerly Waters), of Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/819512/WATERS,%20WALTER%20ERNEST

 

Private 23793 Alexander Willoughby White, age 25, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of William and Alexandra W. White, of 57, Essex St., Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/820831/WHITE,%20ALEXANDER%20WILLOUGHBY

 

Private 43394 George James Woods, age 20, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of George and Hannah Woods, of 10, Rising Sun Lane, Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1555655/WOODS,%20GEORGE%20JAMES

 

FLYING OFFICER KILLED..............................................................................

 

An aeroplane in which Flight Sub-Lieut.  J.E. Thomas, R.N.A.S., was flying with a passenger, Mr. Robert Norton, fell into a field at Yeovil yesterday morning. The pilot was killed instantly and the passenger sustained a dislocated hip and other injuries.    

 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant J.E. Thomas, Royal Naval Air Service died on the 3rd September 1917. He is buried at Rhewl Calvinistic Methodist Chapelyard.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/671142/THOMAS,%20J%20E

                                                                                                         

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Norwich Mercury Wednesday September 5 1917

 

DRIFTER ABLAZE OFF NORFOLK COAST…………………………………. 

 

ALL HANDS SAVED EXCEPT THE MASTER.

 

Previously the same report was in the edition of the Eastern Daily Press dated September 1st 1917 – see above.

 

DIFFICULT TO DETECT IN LIFE...........................................................................

 

SOLDIER’S DEATH FROM PNEUMONIA. 

INQUEST STORY AT THETFORD,

 

To enquire into the circumstances surrounding the death of Charles Pollett (47), a soldier, the Deputy Coroner for the borough, (Mr. G.O.Read) held an inquest on Friday evening. Deceased had served in the Army 27 years. By trade he was a rubber vulcaniser, and his home address was Cornwell Street, Southford, Manchester. He was a married man. Mr. A. Pipe was chosen foreman of the jury.

 

Lance-Corporal Frank Liddamore deposed that at about 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday he was called to the deceased, who was lying on his bed. He appeared to be unconscious, and witness sent for the medical officer, who ordered deceased’s removal to hospital.

 

Lance-Corporal J. Gradley said deceased was ill on Monday morning and reported to the medical officer, who told him to attend for medicine three times a day. He told witness he had never had an illness in his life. On Wednesday morning witness found deceased apparently unconscious, and he feteched the doctor, who ordered him to be removed to hospital. Deceased complained of pains in the stomach. He had been wounded in France.

 

Lieut. John Dawson Hartley, R.A.M.C., said deceased was admitted to hospital at noon on 29th August, and the report brought with him stated that he had complained of pains in the abdomen and back. The case was sent into witness as one of cholic. He examined deceased on admission, and found him quite unconscious. There was no evidence of paralysis. On listening to the heart he detected a murmur, which pointed to valvular disease. There was evidence of disease of the lungs. Deceased gradually became worse, and never regaining consciousness, died at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday. He had since made a post-mortem examination. The lungs he found congested, and there were signs of early pneumonia. The heart was contracted, and the mitral valve diseased. All the abdominal organs were healthy. In his opinion the cause of death was acute pneumonia. It was one of those cases, witness added, of acute pneumonia, which could not be detected in life, and which was rarely heard of.

 

The jury returned a verdict “That deceased died from acute pneumonia, accelerated by heart disease.”

 

See above for coverage of the inquest which was reported in the edition of the Eastern Daily Press dated Monday September 3, 1917.

 

IN MEMORIAM………………………………………………………….  

 

DAINES. – In loving memory of Private Sidney Daines, Cambs. Regiment, second son of Mr. and Mrs. George Daines, of Necton, Norfolk, killed in action in France, September 3rd, 1916, aged 25 years.

          “Death divides, but memory clings.”

 

SCARLL. – In ever loving memory of Thomas Scarll, the dearly loved husband of Elizabeth Scarll, who lost his life through the blowing up by a mine of H.M.D. Eyrie, September 2nd, 1914,

          “Sleep on, dear husband, in your sailor’s grave.

          Your life for your country you nobly gave,

          And bravely answered duty’s call,

          You gave your life for one and all –

          But the unknown grave is the bitterest blow,

          None but our aching hearts can know.

                    Thy will be done.

From his loving Wife, Sons and Daughters.

 

Private S. Daines, aged 25, 1st/1st Bn Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 04/09/1916. Buried Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart. Son of George and Eliza Daines, of Necton, Swaffham, Norfolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/180399/DAINES,%20S

 

Skipper Thomas Scarll, aged 48, H.M. Drifter “Eyrie”, died 02/09/1914. Remembered Chatham Naval Memorial. Husband of Elizabeth Scarll, of 62, Norwich Rd., Lowestoft.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3050015/SCARLL,%20THOMAS

 

Eastern Daily Press Wednesday September 5, 1917

 

CAPT. V.C. RUSSELL CALEY KILLED…………………………….  

 

OFFICERS’ TRIBUTES

 

Captain Vernon Christopher Russell Caley, M.C., Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who is reported killed in action, was the younger son of the Rev. W.B. Russell Caley (son of the late Mr. I.W. Caley, London Street, Norwich, and formerly vicar of St. Matthias, Plymouth, and of Watton, Norfolk, and curate at Yarmouth and Coltishall). Captain Caley was educated at Plymouth College and Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Just previous to the outbreak of war he had begun training as an analytical chemist, but as soon as possible joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. at Berkhamsted. He received his commission in February 1915, and went to the front in the following July, where he was at first attached to an entrenching battalion, but after a few months rejoined his regiment. In August, 1916, he was awarded the M.C., and after going through much severe fighting without injury was mortally wounded by a shell while leading his company to an attack on August 22nd. One of his brother officers writes:- “It is not for me to remark upon his gallantry and worth, it is well known throughout the battalion, and I may say the whole brigade.” Another says:- “He was one of the very best, the bravest fellow I have met out here. He never saw danger, or if he did it worried him not at all.” A third says:-“He was loved by all from the colonel to the last joined private.”

 

Captain Vernon Christopher Russell Caley M.C., aged 21, 7th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died 22/08/1917. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of the Rev. William Bertram Russell Caley and the late Flora Emma Caley, of "Roma," Sandown, Isle of Wight.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1627874/CALEY,%20VERNON%20CHRISTOPHER%20RUSSELL

 

ALBERT MEDAL AWARDS………………………………………….. 

 

STIRRING DEEDS OF HEROISM.

 

The King has been graciously pleased to confer the decoration of the Albert Medal on Ernest A. Pooley, chief motor mechanic, M.B. 1627, and Herbert Powley, deckhand, S.D. 1193. On 22nd April this year after part of H.M. motor launch 431 was wrecked by a violent explosion which occurred on board while she was lying alongside a jetty at the base.It at once became known that Sub-Lieut. Charles W. Nash, R.N.V.R., was buried beneath the wreckage. Pooley and Powley immediately hurried to the burning launch from their own vessel lying at the jetty some fifty yards astern. The flames were every instant drawing nearer to the spot where Sub-Lieut. Nash lay buried, and it was clear there was imminent danger of the after petrol tanks exploding at any moment. Regardless of the fact that this would mean certain death to the men, Powley and Pooley jumped on board the vessel and succeeded in extricating the sub-lieutenant from beneath the wreckage and carrying him to the jetty. As the men were leaving the boat the whole of the after part burst into flames, and in all probability had they been delayed for another thirty seconds all three would have perished. Powley, who led the way on board the burning launch, had to be sent to hospital suffering from the effects of the fumes.

 

The King has also conferred the decoration of the Albert Medal on Artificial Engineer (now acting mate E.) Edmund John Pysden, R.N. On the morning of the 27th January one of the auxiliary stop valves in one of H.M. ships accidentally burst, filling the boiler-room with dense steam. Despite the fact it was impossible to draw the fires or at once to lift the safety valves which rendered a second and even worse accident highly probable Pysden made several gallant attempts to enter the stokehold and succeeded in bringing out two men who were lying insensible in the stokehold plates, and helped to bring out others. Several of the survivors would, undoubtedly have lost their lives, but for the rescues effected by Pysden and others. Pysden also eventually succeeded in opening the safety valve, which relieved the immediate danger of a further accident. He was partially incapacitated by swallowing a considerable quantity of live steam. Notwithstanding the gallant efforts of this officer and other members of the ship’s company, three men lost their lives and nine were severely injured.

 

No match on CWGC.

 

LOCAL NEWS………………………………………………………… 

 

ASLACTON.

 

The fourth khaki wedding in this parish took place on Saturday between Arthur Aldridge of Aslacton of the A.S.C., and Rosa Jackson, in service with the Rev. A.P. and Mrs. Hamilton for over ten years. The church was prettily decorated, and was well filled, the service being fully choral. Mr. E.W. Escott, lay reader, presided at the organ. After the service the wedding breakfast was provided at the vicarage.

 

No obvious match on CWGC.

 

TRIMINGHAM. 

 

Private John Bertie Deary (Norfolks) has been awarded the Military Medal “for most conspicuous gallantry in going to rescue a comrade under a terrific bombardment.”  Deary has since been wounded twice, and is still fighting. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Deary of Trimingham.          

 

No match on CWGC.         

 

PROMOTION. – Sec.-Lieut. Fergus K. Money, Norfolk Regiment, attached Army Cyclist Corps, has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and seconded for service with the King’ African Rifles.

 

No match on CWGC.

 

OUR CASUALTIES………………………………….

 

THE NORFOLKS AND SUFFOLKS

 

All are privates except where otherwise shows. The town shown against each soldier’s name is the home of his next of kin.

 

OFFICER WOUNDED.

Tricker Sec.-Lt. R., Suffolk Regt.

 

KILLED

Royal Field Artillery. – Ashman 11172 Gnr. C. (Bury St. Edmund’s)

Essex Regt. – Foster 12075 L.-Cpl. W. (East Dereham).

 

DIED OF WOUNDS.

Royal Field Artillery – Mabbutt 184486 Gnr. E. (Wymondham).

 

DIED.

Army Service Corps. – Plummer DM1/15???? G.W. (Thetford).

 

WOUNDED.

Royal Field Artillery. – Bell 2800 Gnr. A.E.K. (Norwich), Franchette 194567 Dvr. G. (Wisbech), Gage 876101 Gnr. R. (Swaffham), Kemp 720343 Dvr. G. (Ipswich), Orris 895140 Gnr. S. (Ipswich), Spink 27409 Gnr. C.J. (Bury St. Edmund’s).

Suffolk Regt. – Clark 18576 L-Cpl G. (Wisbech).

Essex Regt. – Gaul 20931 J.F. (Downham Market), King 20442 (Lakenham), Pearson 40815 A.E. (Bury St. Edmund’s), Reeve 28160 J. (Gorleston), Rouse 14??? F.A. (Beccles).

Northamptonshire Regt. – Marshall 18475 W.  (Norwich).

Middlesex Regt. – Stead ?589 W.A. (Thetford).

 

MISSING.

Essex Regt. – Fisher 20973 E.W. (Watton).

 

KILLED.

Royal Fusiliers. – Blythe 37359 F.G. (Norwich), Edge 37415 B.R. (Fakenham), Neave 50501 Sgt. A.H.J. (Ipswich).

Previously reported wounded and missing, now reported killed.

Durham Light Infantry. – Copeman 250635 F. (East Dereham).

 

DIED OF WOUNDS.

Royal Engineers. – Riseborough 84655 Pnr. B. (Holt), Woolnough 85157 Spr. A.J. (Great Yarmouth).

 

WOUNDED.

Royal Field Artillery. – Spurgeon 895334 Gnr. S.C. (Ipswich).

Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regt). – Rayner 38853 A.F. (Norwich).

Royal Fusiliers. – Barber 37351 E. (Norwich), Baxter ????? C. (Norwich), Tennison 15436 G. (Aldborough).

Middlesex Regt. –Rounce 19615 A. (Fakenham).

Manchester Regt. – Parker 51082 C. (Harleston).

Durham Light Infantry. – Turner 14513 L.-Cpl A. (Norwich).

 

KILLED.

Royal Garrison Artillery. – Flint 170548 Gnr. H. (Thetford).

 

WOUNDED.

Royal Fusiliers – Barber 28842 W.J. (Middleton, Suffolk)

Norfolk Regt. – Spooner 12112 A. (Palling-by-Sea).

Leicestershire Regt. – Albon 31835 J. (Sudbury)

 

WOUNDED AND MISSING.

Norfolk Regt. – Rowell 29767 Cpl. C. (Wisbech).

 

MISSING.

Suffolk Regt. – Smith 235222 H. (Newark).

Previously reported missing, now reported prisoners of war.

Suffolk Regt. – Curry 19111 S. (Durham), Dew 201941 A.C. (Cambridge), Durham 23496 G.N. (Rattlesden), Elliott ???34 H., (Northampton), Holley 22426 G.F. (Deptford).

 

LOCAL MEN IN CASUALTY LISTS.

Mr. Stephen Andrews, of the North Green, Pulham Market, has received information that his son, Private Frederick Andrews, of the Canadians, has been wounded in action.

 

Lieutenant R Tricker – no match on CWGC.

 

Gunner 11172 C. Ashman, aged 23, “A”Bty, 58th Bde, RFA, died 27/07/1917, Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. Son of Mrs. Julia Ashman, of Ickworth Park, Horringer, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/141841/ASHMAN,%20C

 

Lance – Corporal 12075 Foster was actually an alias for Albert Tooley, aged 24, 10th BN Essex Regiment, died 31/07/1917. Remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of William Tooley, of Dereham Rd., Bawdeswell, East Dereham.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1626714/TOOLEY,%20ALBERT

MIC records him as Private 12075 W Foster.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3536999

 

Gunner 184486 E Mabbutt, “A” Bty, 330th Bde, RFA, died 30/07/1917. Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/89996/MABBUTT,%20E

 

Private DM2/155650 G.W. Plummer, Army Service Corps, attd. 19th Motor Amb. Convoy. Buried Dodoma Cemetery, Tanzania.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/121967/PLUMMER,%20G%20W

 

Gunner 2800 A.E.K Bell, RFA – no match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1268482

 

Driver 194567 Giovanni Franchette, RFA – no match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3551920

 

Gunner 876101 Robt. Gage, RFA – no match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2269968

 

Gunner TF720343 George Kemp RFA – no match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3213820

 

Driver 895140 Stanley Orris – no match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4462702

 

Gunner L/27409 Cyril John Spink recovered from his wounds and returned to the fray, but would fall on the 19/07/1918 at the age of 24 whilst serving with “B” Bty, 173rd Brigade, RFA. He is buried at Godewaersvelde British Cemetery. Son of Mr. G. and Mrs. A. Spink, of 20, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmund's.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/24208/SPINK,%20CYRIL%20JOHN

 

Private 18576 George H. Clark, 2nd Suffolks – no match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1808485

 

Private 20931 J F Gaul, 1st Essex – no match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2741211

 

The MiC for 20442 King, Essex Regiment shows his first names as George Ernest. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3250973

 

Private 40815 A Pearson Essex Regiment, formerly 23157 Suffolk Regiment. He would recover from his wounds but then die on the 01/12/1917 serving with the 9th Bn Essex Regiment. He is buried Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/555014/PEARSON,%20A%20E

Private 28160 John Reeve, Essex Regiment. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4813377

 

Private 14645 Frederick Arthur Rouse would recover from his wounds but would die on the 20th March 1918 whilst serving with the 10th Bn. Essex Regiment at the age of 22. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of A. W. and Florence L. Rouse, of North Cove, Beccles, Suffolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/810222/ROUSE,%20FREDERICK%20ARTHUR

 

Private 18475 William Marshall, Northamptonshire Regiment. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3950826

 

Private 6589 William Stead possibly as a result of the wounds he received would go on to serve in the Labour Corps with service number 406217. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5364509

 

Private 20973 Ernest Wilfred Fisher, aged 27, 9th Bn Essex Regiment, died 17/07/1917. Remembered Arras Memorial. Son of Alice Fisher, of Brandon Rd., Watton, Thetford, Norfolk, and the late Herbert Fisher.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1557066/FISHER,%20ERNEST%20WILFRED

 

Private 37359 F.G. Blyth, aged 31, 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers, died 31/07/1917. Buried Tyne Cot Cemetery (On concentration). Son of George and Harriet Blyth, of Sprowston, Norwich; husband of Mrs. A. Trimble (formerly Blyth), of 3, Taylor's Buildings, Magdalene Rd., Norwich, Norfolk. (Blythe in casualty list).

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/461970/BLYTH,%20F%20G

 

Private 37415 Benjamin Robert Gordon Edge, 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers, died 31/07/1917. Remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1611137/EDGE,%20BENJAMIN%20ROBERT%20GORDON

 

Serjeant Alfred Henry James Neave, aged 30, 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers, died 31/07/1917. Remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Emily Neave, of 309, Norwich Rd., Ipswich, Suffolk, and the late A. H. Neave.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/918625/NEAVE,%20ALFRED%20HENRY%20JAMES

 

Private 250635 Frederick Copeman, aged 23, 1st/6th Bn Durham Light Infantry, died 14/04/1917. Remembered on the Arras Memorial. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Copeman, of IIA, St. Nicholas St., East Dereham, Norfolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/745516/COPEMAN,%20FREDERICK

 

Pioneer 84655 Benjamin Riseborough, aged 35, 254th Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 02/08/1917. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery. Son of Benjamin and Jane Riseborough, of Kelling Heath, nr. Holt, Norfolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/430559/RISEBOROUGH,%20BENJAMIN

 

Sapper 85157 A J Woolnough, 73rd Field Company, Royal Engineers, died 01/08/1917. Buried The Huts Cemetery.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/156979/WOOLNOUGH,%20A%20J

 

Gunner 895334 Stanley C Spurgeon, RFA. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5340960

 

Private 38853 Arthur F Rayner, The Queen’s Regiment, possibly as a result of the wounds would go on to serve with the Labour Corps – service number 620606. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5269346

 

Private GS/37351 Ernest Barber, Royal Fusiliers. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1159070

 

34565(?) C. Baxter Royal Fusiliers – No MIC identified.

 

Private G/15436 George H Tennison, Royal Fusiliers would go on to serve with the London Regiment, (service number 783536). No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5514866

 

Private 19815 Arthur E Rounce, Middlesex Regiment would go on to become 339002 Royal Engineers. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4957802

 

Private 51082 Charles Parker, Manchester Regiment. Previously 2912 Middlesex Regiment. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4510300

 

Private 14513 Albert Turner, Durham Light Infantry. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5640210

 

According to his MIC, Gunner 170548 Harry Flint became Gunner 174374 RGA.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3504325

 

Gunner 174374 H Flint, 12th Heavy Battery, RGA, died 26/07/1917. Buried Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/92777/FLINT,%20H

 

Private 28842 William J Barber, Royal Fusiliers, possibly as a result of the wounds he suffered would go on to serve with the Labour Corps (642362). No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1161201

 

Private 18112 Arthur J Spooner, Norfolk Regiment, would go on to serve with the South Wales Borderers (64646). No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5336264

 

31385 J Albon, Leicestershire Regiment – no likely MiC.

 

Corporal 29767 Charles Rowell, 7th Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 09/04/1917. Remembered on the Arras Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1637815/ROWELL,%20CHARLES

 

Private 235222 Harry Smith, 11th Bn Suffolk Regiment, died 28/04/1917. Remembered on the Arras Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1653617/SMITH,%20HARRY

 

Private 19111 Sydney Curry “B” Coy 11th Bn Suffolk Regiment. Captured Arras 28/04/1917. Born Cleveland 03/06/1887. Next of kin lives in Yorkshire.

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/2392680/3/2/

 

Private 201941 Albert Dew, “C” Company, 1/4th Bn Suffolk Regiment. Captured Arras 23/04/1917. Born Cambridge 01/04/1894. Mother lives at 10 Honey Hill, Northampton Street, Cambridge.

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/894574/3/2/

 

Private 23496 George W. Durham “B” Coy 11th Bn Suffolk Regiment. Captured Arras 28/04/1917. Born Rattlesden 24/05/1896.

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/3937960/3/2/

 

Private 25234 Henry Elliott “A” Coy, 11th Bn Suffolk Regiment.  Captured Arras 28/04/1917. Born 17/01/1889 Manchester.

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/3616475/3/2/

 

Private 22428 George Holley “A” Coy, 12th Bn Suffolks. Captured Villers 06/05/1917. Born 21/05/1895 London.

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/3252483/3/2/

                                         

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Eastern Daily Press Thursday September 6, 1917

 

HEACHAM

 

Sergeant James Nourse, late of the Norfolks, has been gazetted to the Warwicks. Lieut. Nourse is a native of Heacham. He joined the Army in August, 1914, has spent two years on active service, and has been wounded.

 

The final entry on his MiC shows him as Acting Captain Royal Warwickshire Regiment. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4413019

 

BECCLES.

 

Bernard C.Oldham, a former pupil at Beccles College, has obtained a cadetship at Sandhurst, as the result of the recent Army Entrance Examination. He took the 32nd place among 300 successful candidates.

 

Possibly Second Lieutenant Bernard Christian Oldham, Royal Army Service Corps. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4448885

 

KILLED IN ACTION.........................................................................................................

 

BARNES – Killed in action, August 3, Gunner George Barnes, R.F.A., youngest son of the late Mrs. A. Barnes, Market Place, North Walsham.

 

BLYTH – Private  F.G. Blyth, Royal Fusiliers, killed in action, July 31st, 1917; also in memory of Sergt. E.A. Blyth, killed in action July 1st, 1916 (Rifle Brigade), dearly beloved sons of Mrs. and the late G. Blyth, Pearce’s Field, Sprowston.

      From Mother and Sister, and Brothers (Bert on active service).

 

DAVIES – Killed by shell on the night of August 29th, Private Stanley G.W. Davies, Lancashire Fusiliers, dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Davies, School House, Wroxham, aged 19 years.

 

PEACOCK – Gunner F.A. Peacock, R.G.A., the beloved husband of Alice M. Peacock, of 5, Portland Street, Unthank Road, Norwich, killed in action, August 7th, aged 34. At rest.

 

SMITH – In loving memory of Corporal William Smith, Norfolk Regiment, killed in action August 11th, 1917, beloved husband of Emma L. Smith, of 11, Fuller’s Hall, Oak Street, Norwich, and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. H. Gooch, 101, Barrack Street, Norwich, aged 35, who has also four sons serving.

Greater love than this hath no man that he lay down his life for his friends.

          From his sorrowing Wife and Children.

 

WATLING – Killed in action, August 9, Private Sidney J. Watling, East Surreys, the beloved husband of Eva Watling, 29, Edinburgh Road, Norwich.

 

WATLING – August 9, killed in action, S.J. Watling, 29, Edinburgh Road, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Watling, 265(?), Heigham Street, Norwich.      

 

Gunner 123611 George Barnes, aged 20, 150th Brigade, RFA, died 30/08/1917. Buried Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery. Son of Arthur Petchel Barnes and Harriett Barnes, of North Walsham, Norfolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/158287/BARNES,%20GEORGE

 

Private 37359 F.G. Blyth, aged 31, 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers, died 31/07/1917. Buried Tyne Cot Cemetery (On concentration). Son of George and Harriet Blyth, of Sprowston, Norwich; husband of Mrs. A. Trimble (formerly Blyth), of 3, Taylor's Buildings, Magdalene Rd., Norwich, Norfolk. (Appeared as Blythe in the casualty list printed in the previous days edition).

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/461970/BLYTH,%20F%20G

 

Private 275050 Stanley George William Davies, aged 19, 2nd/6th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, died 30/08/1917. He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery (On Concentration). Son of George Mole Davies and Sarah Ann Davies, of "Shrublands," Wroxham, Norfolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/164268/DAVIES,%20STANLEY%20GEORGE%20WILLIAM

 

Gunner 93741 F A Peacock, age 34, 223rd Siege Battery, RGA, died 07/08/1917, Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. Son of Daniel and Ellen Peacock; husband of Alice M. Peacock, of 5, Portland St., Unthank Rd., Norwich. Native of Norfolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/142992/PEACOCK,%20F%20A

(also in the Killed in Action Personal Notices in the Tuesday 4th September 1917 edition.)

 

Lance Corporal 3/8216 William Smith, age 35, 8th Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 11/08/1917. Remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Mr. J. and Mrs. E. Smith, of 110, Old Palace Rd., Norwich; husband of Emma L. Smith, of II, Fuller's Hall, St. Martin's Rd., Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/917672/SMITH,%20WILLIAM

(also in the Killed in Action Personal Notices in the Tuesday 4th September 1917 edition.)

 

Private 25987 Sidney James Watling, 8th Bn East Surrey Regiment, died 09/08/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/913150/WATLING,%20SIDNEY%20JAMES

SDGW – born Old Buckenham, Norfolk and enlisted Norwich.

(also in the Killed in Action Personal Notices in the Tuesday 4th September 1917 edition.)

 

DIED OF WOUNDS.

 

SENIOR – In loving memory of Corporal E. Senior, Royal West Surreys, born September 8th 1894, died of wounds April 10th, 1917.

                    Wife and Baby.

 

WOODS – Died of Wounds August 29, 1917, Private Bertie A. Woods, the dearly beloved son of Samuel and Lydia Woods, aged 23. Late Worcester Regt.

                    God’s will be done.

From his loving Father and Mother, Brother, and Sister.

 

IN MEMORIAM.

 

BOATWRIGHT – In ever loving memory of Private Alfred Walter Boatwright, killed in action at Gallipoli, September 6th, 1915.

          At rest. Sadly missed by all.

 

Lance Corporal 40097 Ernest Montague Senior, aged 22, 6th Bn The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment), died 10/04/1917. Buried Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.

Son of Alfred Henry and Kate Gertrude Senior; husband of Hannah Maria Senior, of 63, Cohens Rd., Thorpe, Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/41199/SENIOR,%20ERNEST%20MONTAGUE

 

Private 202627 Bertie Alfred Woods, aged 23, 2nd/7th Bn Worcestershire Regiment, died 29/08/1917. He was buried Mendingham Military Cemetery. Son of Lydia Elizabeth Woods, of 38, Barn Cottage, Sall, Reepham, Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/87765/WOODS,%20BERTIE%20ALFRED

 

Private 2541 Alfred Walter Boatwright, aged 22, 1st/4th Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 06/09/1915. Remembered Helles Memorial. Son of Alfred William Boatwright, of 73, Norfolk St., Norwich.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/699054/BOATWRIGHT,%20ALFRED%20WALTER

 

40 BOMBS ON LONDON....................................................................................................

 

SCARBOROUGH SHELLED FROM THE SEA.

 

Another series of air raids are announced this morning, viz:-

          German attack on London and South-East Coast

London ) eleven persons were killed and 62 injured. The Germans state they have “successfully attacked,” Dover, Boulogne, and Calais, but do not mention London.

 

On Tuesday evening a German submarine shelled Scarborough, killing three persons and wounding five. Material damage was slight.

 

MOONLIGHT RAID ON LONDON..........................................................................................

 

11 KILLED, 62 INJURED.

 

POWERFUL FLEET OF AEROPLANES.

 

ATTACKS BY SMALL GROUPS.

(From Lord French.)

 

Enemy aeroplanes in considerable numbers crossed the South-east Coast over a wide area between 10.30 on Tuesday night and two o’clock yesterday morning.

 

The raiders seemed to have travelled singly or in groups of from two or three machines, from which reason it is difficult to estimate their numbers with accuracy. But it is possible that as many as twenty machines took part in the raid.

 

By 11.20 p.m. it became evident that enemy aeroplanes were approaching London, and at 11.45 the first bombs were dropped in the London district.

 

From this time until 1 a.m. forty bombs were dropped in the district.

 

Bombs were also dropped at several places on the coast.

 

The total casualties reported so far are:-

KILLED………………………………..9

INJURED…………………………….49

 

The material damage is not extensive.

 

One enemy machine is reported to have been brought down in the sea off Sheerness.

 

(We are authorised to state the latest police reports show that 11 persons were killed and 62 injured.)

 

SCARBORO’ SHELLED

BY U BOAT THREE MILES OUT.............................................................................................................

 

3 PERSONS KILLED; 5 INJURED.

 

(From Lord French.)

 

A hostile submarine appeared off Scarborough about 6.45 on Tuesday night and fired thirty rounds, of which about half fell on land. Three persons were killed and five injured. The material damage was slight.

 

(From The Press Association).

                    SCARBOROUGH, Wednesday.

 

Just before seven o’clock last evening a German submarine appeared about three miles off Scarborough and commenced shelling the town. In all, about a dozen 3.5 shells were fired into the town. Some fell quite a mile from the town. Three people were killed. Mr. Thos. Pickup (64), was near his home in Queen’s Terrace, when a shell burst on the roadway and a fragment struck and killed him. Mrs. E. Scott, wife of a Scarborough policeman, was struck on the body with a portion of shell, which wrecked a home opposite hers, in Hoxton Road, and where the occupants had a marvellous escape. Mrs. Scott, who was alone in the house at the time, was standing in the doorway when she was struck. She managed to get to the sofa, and there collapsed. She was found there and medically attended, but died later the same night at the hospital.

 

Two persons were seriously injured. Miss Alice Appleby, aged 17, of Whitehead Hill, had her left arm and leg broken, and Mrs Annie Bestwick, of Victoria Road, received a severe injury to the leg by a piece of shell. A number of houses were damaged, in addition to those where the people were injured. Generally speaking, the damage was not extensive.

 

On the appearance of a British patrol, the submarine quickly submerged.

 

A liitle bit more here http://www.scarboroughsmaritimeheritage.org.uk/article.php?article=299

And here

http://www.scarboroughsmaritimeheritage.org.uk/article.php?article=606

 

ESCAPE OF FOUR GERMAN PRISONERS...............................................................

 

Scotland Yard last night reported that four prisoners of war had escaped from Stoby, Peebleshire. They are Ehlen, aged 36, medium built, 5 ft 7 in., dress probably corduroy suit with blue patches; Hausslen, aged 25, same height, similarly dressed; Fraes, aged 24, 5 ft 4 in., similarly dressed; Osterhonn, 23, 5 ft. 9 in., similarly dressed.

 

A CHATHAM WOMAN VICTIM......................................................................................

 

An inquest was held at Chatham yesterday on Mrs. Mary Longley, (58), who was buried in the collapse of the house in the air raid on Monday evening. The husband said he had gone a few paces at the back of the house because of a great noise overhead, and he looked round and found the house completely demolished. A police-sergeant stated when the crash occurred there was cloud of dust and rather unpleasant fumes. A daughter and nieces of Mr. Longley were partly buried, but escaped, with superficial injuries. The jury found death due to a bomb falling from a hostile aeroplane, and expressed sympathy with Mr. Longley.

 

LOCAL MEN IN CASUALTY LISTS................................................................................

 

Mrs. F. A. Peacock, 5, Portland Street, Norwich, has received official information that her husband, Gunner F.A. Peacock, R.G.A., was killed in action on August 17th.

 

Mrs. Woodcock, 66, Toll House, Aylsham Road, Norwich, has received information that her son, Clifford Frank, has been wounded. He is the youngest of six sons serving.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Edge, 41, Lewis Street, Norwich, have received information that their son, Private Sydney Edge, late of Loddon, has been wounded, this being the second time.

 

Mrs. J. Edwards, of Mill Road, Mattishall, has received news that her husband, Private James Edwards, of the Suffolks, was killed in action on the last Monday in August. It is just over a year ago that Mrs. Edwards’ son was also killed in action.

 

Official intimation has been received at Blakeney of the death in action of Private Thomas Palmer. He leaves a widow and five children. The friends of Corporal Clement Mitchell have heard that he has been killed. He had been wounded twice previously.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Bone, Wells-next-the-Sea, have received notification that their son, Second-Corporal H. Bone, had died at the front. His sub-section officer, in conveying the news, said: “Only two days ago he was presented with his D.C.M. ribbon by the brigadier – a distinction well earned by him. A finer fellow than your son I never wish to meet. Always cheerful, no matter what was happening. I cannot express in writing my feelings, and how I shall miss him.” Young Bone had a brilliant scholastic career. Having won a Junior County Scholarship while at Wells Council Schools, he studied at the City of Norwich Municipal Secondary School, winning an intermediate scholarship. He afterwards gained an entrance to Cambridge University, tenable for three years. He had only completed one year when he joined the R.Es Chemist Section. He died with a few weeks of his 21st birthday.

 

F.A. Peacock – see killed in action personal notices above.

 

Probably Private 41599 Clifford Frank Woodcock, Essex Regiment. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5985938

 

Sydney Edge – no obvious match on CWGC or MiCs.

 

James Edwards – no obvious match on CWGC. (One Suffolks man died 1918 aged 21 so wouldn’t have a grown up son).

 

Private 50387 Thomas Herbert Palmer, 11th Bn Royal Fusiliers, died 10/08/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1623187/PALMER,%20THOMAS%20HERBERT

SDGW has born and resident Blakeney, enlisted Norwich.

 

Corporal 14000 Clement Barber Mitchell, 8th Bn Norfolk Regiment, died 11/08/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/907042/MITCHELL,%20CLEMENT%20BARBER

SDGW, born Blakeney, enlisted Norwich.

 

2nd Corporal 202695 H. Bone D.C.M., Special Coy., Royal Engineers, died 30/08/1917. Buried Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Alfred Bone, of East End, Wells, Norfolk.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/466412/BONE,%20H

(MiC shows him as Harry Bone).

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1393057

 

AIR FATALITIES...........................................................................................

 

At an inquest on Flying Sub-Lieut. J.E. Thomas, killed in a flying accident near Yeovil, on Monday, by his machine nose-diving from a height of a hundred feet to earth.

 

Squadron-Commander Viell gave the opinion that the accident was due to over confidence of deceased, who had been used to handling more powerful machines, which would stand more trick flying than the one he was flying.

 

A mechanic deposed that before starting the deceased said he had never run one of these engines before, and he did not like the engine.

 

Thejury returned a verdict of accidental death, and added a rider that officers should not be called upon to fly machines the engines of which they were not conversant with.

 

Sec.-Lieut. Cyril Stanley Hinchcliff, R.F.C., whose home is at Littlehampton, was on Tuesday evening flying over the Lincolnshire rural district, when he apparently lost control of his machine, which dived to earth. He was so terribly injured that death was probably instantaneous.

 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant J.E. Thomas, Royal Naval Air Service died on the 3rd September 1917. He is buried at Rhewl Calvinistic Methodist Chapelyard.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/671142/THOMAS,%20J%20E

(See also news report of the crash in the Tuesday edition.)

 

Second Lieutenant Cyril Stanley Hinchliff, Royal Flying Corps and General List, died 04/09/1917. Buried Lyminster (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard. (Note the CWGC’s own Grave Registration document shows him as Hinchcliff so not sure where the alternative spelling comes from).

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/402519/HINCHLIFF,%20CYRIL%20STANLEY

 

 

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Eastern Daily Press Friday September 7, 1917

 

LOCAL MEN IN CASUALTY LISTS...................................................................................

 

Mr. G. Isbill of Elsing has received official notice that Private Walter Gordon Isbill was killed in action on August 12th.

 

News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. S. Porter of Methwold Hythe that their son, Private S. Porter, is wounded.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Needham Lee of Paston have received official intimation that their second son, Gunner Needham Lee, R.G.A., has died from wounds. He was 30 years of age. This is the second son Mr. and Mrs. Lee have lost in the war, their eldest son, Private George Lee (Norfolks) having been killed on October 25th, 1914.

 

Private Richard Crane, Bedford Regiment, has been wounded. His wife, Mrs. Crane, the Fox Inn, Lakenheath, has been notified. Mrs. Horrex, Goward Yard, Lakenheath, has been officially notified that her husband, Private Septimus Horrex, Bedford Regiment, has been wounded.

 

Private 41204 Walter Gordon Isbell, aged 21, 10th Bn Essex Regiment, died 12/08/1917. Remembered Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1615861/isbell,-walter-gordon/

 

Gunner 118465 N. Lee, 164th Siege Battery, RGA, died 21/08/1917. Buried at La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville St. Vaast.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/530923/lee,-/

 

Porter and Crane – no obvious match on CWGC.

 

There is a Medal Index Card for a Private 26648 Sargent Horrex, Bedfordshire Regiment but that individual, born and resident Lakenheath, died 30/07/1916 according to SDGW. There is a MiC for a Private G/51027 Septimus W A Horrex Middlesex Regt., who went on to be Private 95688 Royal Defence Corps.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2951984

 

KILLED IN ACTION.......................................................................................

 

BARNES – Killed in action, August 31, Gunner George Barnes, R.F.A., youngest son of the late Mrs. A. Barnes, Market Place, North Walsham.

 

DAVIES – Killed by shell on the night of August 29th, Private Stanley G.W. Davies, Lancashire Fusiliers, dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Davies, School House, Wroxham, aged 19 years.

 

PEACOCK – Gunner F.A. Peacock, R.G.A., the beloved husband of Alice M. Peacock, of 5, Portland Street, Unthank Road, Norwich, killed in action, August 7th, aged 34. At rest.

 

DIED OF WOUNDS.

 

PUMMELL – In loving memory of Private E. Pummell, R.A.M.C.,  who died of wounds, August 22nd, 1917.

          It is enough, earth’s struggles soon hath ceased,

          And Jesus called him, to Heaven’s perfect peace.

                              From his sorrowing Wife and darling Boy.

 

Barnes, Davies and Peacock – see EDP Thursday September 6th.

 

Private 475295 Ephraim Pummell, aged 27, 88th Field Ambulance, RAMC. Died 22/08/1917. Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Pummell; husband of Laura Alice Pummell, of 94, Muriel Rd., Christ Church Rd., Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/153763/pummell,-ephraim/

 

MARRIAGES.

 

WILSON – COOK – September 6, 1917, at St. Alban’s Lakenham, Norwich, by the Rev. A.E. Gates, Major Christopher Munkhouse Wilson, Wiltshire Regiment, elder son of the late George Munkhouse Wilson, and of Mrs. Wilson, of Wilton, Wiltshire, to Winifred Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Cook, 17, Victoria Street, Norwich.

 

No match on CWGC.

 

Mr. and Mrs Pummell and family, 36, Pottergate Street, Norwich, wish to thank all friends for their kind sympathy in their sad loss of their second son and brother Ephriam.

 

See “Died of Wounds” above.

 

KILLED ON HIS FIRST FLIGHT ALONE.........................................................................................................

 

A flying fatality occurred in Sussex yesterday, Sec.-Lieut. V.S. Edmunds, aged 18, of South Africa, being killed at Shoreham. It was stated that it was the officer’s first flight alone. The machine crashed into the bed of the river Adur.

 

Second-Lieutenant Vivian Spence Edmunds, aged 18, No. 37 Sqdn, RFC, died 06/09/1917. Buried Old Shoreham Cemetery, Sussex. Son of Archibald Spence Edmunds and Lilian Edmunds (nee Estment), of Cleveland, Transvaal.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/402663/edmunds,-vivian-spence/

 

SAILOR DROWNED NEAR GORLESTON..............................................................................................

 

On Wednesday a sailor at Gorleston saw the body of a man floating in the sea, and, wading into the water, pulled it out. The body was that of a man in naval uniform, and Police-constable Tink removed the remains to Gorleston Mortuary, where on the clothing was found the name of Herbert John Gutteridge. The inquest was held by the Deputy-Coroner at the Anchor and Hope Hotel yesterday, when Lieut. Alfred H. Young, R.N.R., said he believed the body to be that of Gutteridge, who was rated as first class boy. He was seventeen, and his home was at Hertford. He was one of the crew of a destroyer, from which he was missed on August 28th. There was a strong wind and sea, and the vessel was rolling. The cutter was being turned from the inboard to the outboard position in the davits, when the witness heard a crack, and saw the foremost davit go over the side. The forepart of the cutter dropped into the sea, and deceased was thrown out and not seen again. Witness thought the davit struck him when it fell, as he was a swimmer and had passed the test. It was rare for a davit to give way and witness could only attribute it to the rolling of the ship. The cutter had been swung at least twice a week from this davit. Petty Officer Manson, coxswain of the cutter, said she was lost, and he helped to save the other man, who was in the after part of the cutter. William Harry Brett, deck hand, home on leave, said he was on Gorleston beach on Wednesday morning, when he saw a body in the wash, and, wading out, he seized it and brought it ashore. There were signs of a blow on the side of deceased’s head. Police-constable Tink said he found deceased had a nasty scalp cut. A verdict of “Accidentally drowned” was returned.

 

Boy 1st Class J/46227 H J Gutteridge, HMS Dryad, Royal Navy, died 28/08/1917. Buried Hertford (St. Andrew’s) Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/364745/gutteridge,-/

 

THE LONDON RAID...................................................................................

 

INQUEST ON VICTIMS.

HEROIC DRIVER.

 

Inquests on six victims of Tuesday night’s air raid were held by a Coroner in a London district yesterday. Their names were: Amy Eleanor Cuthbert (28), Alfred Buckle (32), Richard Daniel McLoughlin (44), Eileen Dunleary (64), Albert Henry Bond (20), and Bartle Gibson Lumley (27). The last two were Canadian soldiers on leave.

 

In opening the inquiry the Coroner said he was informed three deaths were caused by one bomb, and the others by a second bomb. Evidence of identification was then given.

 

A police inspector said the first warning was received at eleven o’clock. Twenty-five minutes later a further take cover message was received. At about 11.55 enemy aeroplanes passed over the neighbourhood, and in their couse dropped four explosive bombs. No aircraft were seen. The first bomb fell in the centre of a street outside the main entrance of a hospital. Immediately afterwards other bombs fell in quick succession. The two soldiers and the woman Dunleary were in the front room on the ground floor of an hotel. They were taken to the hospital, but were dead when seen by a doctor. The other three persons killed were travelling in a public vehicle, which was practically wrecked by a bomb, although it continued its course. Buckle, the driver, had one of his legs practically blown off. It was broken in two places, but he succeeded in pulling up the vehicle. One of the occupants, McLoughlin, had a wound in the left side of the head, and Miss Cuthbert had part of her head blown off.

 

Dr. Cameron, of the hospital, said death was due to shock by high explosive from hostile aircraft.

 

A verdict accordingly was returned in case of all victims. Sympathy was expressed with the family of Buckle, who had stood at his post to the last.

 

In another London district, an inquest was held on Miss Rose Sophia Hannell, aged 64, who died from haemorrhage as the result of injuries she received in the air raid.

 

Evidence was given that a bomb exploded in the back garden, and that deceased was struck by a piece of glass or other missile as she came out of her bedroom.

 

Medical evidence was given that death was due to haemorrhage, and that it must have been instantaneous. The doctor said he thought some suggestions ought to be made by which warnings could be given earlier. Everybody should keep away from windows as far as possible.

 

A verdict in accordance with the evidence was returned.

 

Private 602952 Albert Henry Bond, aged 22, 3rd Battalion Canadian Infantry. Died 04/09/1917. Buried Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Son of Samuel and Sarah Bond, of Woodstock; husband of Iva B. Bond, of 29, Railway St., Woodstock, Ontario.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/399300/bond,-albert-henry/

 

Sergeant 602944 B G Lumley MM, aged 29, 2nd Battalion Canadian Infantry. Died 04/09/1917. Buried Brookwood Military Cemetery. Son of James Owen Lumley and Mary Laura Lumley. Native of Iona, Ontario.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/399440/lumley,-/

 

Norfolk Chronicle Friday September 7, 1917

 

Official intimation has been received at Blakeney of the death in action of Private Thomas Palmer. He leaves a widow and five children. The friends of Corporal Clement Mitchell have heard that he has been killed. He had been wounded twice previously.

Also in the EDP Thursday September 6th.

 

MILITARY WEDDINGS.............................................................................

 

Considerable interest was manifested in the wedding at St Martin-at-Palace Church, Norwich, of L.-Cpl. Arthur Kirby, who has just obtained his discharge after having been seriously wounded in the right arm. He is the eldest of five sons of Mr. George Kirby. One of them, Lieut. Harold Kirby, who was the best man, lost his left foot at Vimy Ridge. Another, Ernest, is now serving in Palestine, and the fourth, Cyril, who is also in the Army, has received an accidental wound. The bride was Miss Ada M. Holt, who has been a member of the clerical staff of the Norwich Union Fire Office.

 

Dressed in crepe de chine and wearing a veil, she was given away by her father and was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss P. Holt, (her sister) and Miss May Kirby, (the bridegrooms sister). The church was thronged to its utmost, the Fire Office being especially well represented, for Mr. George Kirby is an old member of the staff, and Mr. Arthur Kirby was a member of it from boyhood up to the time of his enlistment. The service was conducted by the Vicar, (the Red. R.W. Longley), who in a short address, made a cordial and sympathetic reference to the Kirby family and their long associations with St. Martin-at-Palace, of which Mr. George Kirby is a church warden.

 

The marriage was recorded in the Civil Register as between Arthur G Kirby and Ada M Holt.

 

Possible children – both registered in the Norwich District with surname Kirby, mothers maiden name Holt.

Peggy M Kirby…………Q2 1919

Paul D Kirby……………Q2 1927

 

Arthur George Kirby, aged 23, born Norwich, appears on the 1911 Census of England & Wales, living at 7 Palace Plain, Norwich, and working as an Insurance Clerk. This was the household of his parents George Ed., (50, Accountant) and Mary Rogers Kirby, (48). Children still single and living at home include Florence May, (24), Harold Martin, (16) and Cyril Walter, (12)

 

Also reported in the Norwich Mercury Saturday September 1st.

 

At St.Thomas Church, Heigham, on Saturday, the Rev. C.W. Claridge (vicar) officiating, the marriage took place of Sec-Lieut. A.F. Sherlock, M.C., of the Norfolk Regiment, (home after wounds), eldest son of the late Mr. F. Sherlock and Mrs. Sherlock, of Hornsey, London, N., and Grace Constance, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Mace of Lakenham. The bridegroom, who for several years was engaged in journalistic work in Norwich, joined the Colours soon after the outbreak of war. He was recommended for a commission when at the front, and the Military Cross awarded for conspicuous gallantry on the field, was secured within a couple of months of his assumption of a commission. At Saturday’s ceremony he was attended by Mr. W.H. Marson as groomsman. The bride, who was led to the altar leaning on the arm of her brother-in-law (Mr. J. H. Taggart), was gowned in Saxe blue crepe de chine, trimmed with white swansdown, and white velour hat to match, a spray of pure white roses being at her waist. Her only attendant was her four year old niece (Eileen Scott Taggart). Bride and bridegroom were the recipients of many congratulations from numerous friends. The honeymoon is being spent in London

 

No match on CWGC. Also reported in the EDP Monday September 3rd.

 

CASUALTIES AMONG NORWICH MEN.......................................................................

 

KILLED. -  Corpl. W.E. Chiverton, Royal Munster Fusiliers; Pte. F.G. Blythe, Royal Fusiliers; Pte H.J. Smith, Lincolnshire Regt; Pte. E. Nicholls, Royal West Kent Regt.

 

WOUNDED. – Gnr. J. Galer, Royal Garrison Artillery; (Undecipherable x 2); Gnr. J.S. Plummer, Royal Garrison Artillery; Pte. G.W. Taylor (Durham Light Infantry); Gnr. A.E.K. Ball, Royal Field Artillery; Pte. King (Lakenham), Essex Regt; Pte. W. Marshall, Northamptonshire Regt; Pte. A.F. Rayner, Queens (Royal West Surrey Regt); Pte. E. Barber, Royal Fusiliers; L.-Cpl. A. Turner, Durham Light Infantry.

 

Mrs. F. A. Peacock, 5, Portland-street, Norwich, has received official information that her husband, Gunner F.A. Peacock, R.G.A., was killed in action on Aug. 17th.

 

Mrs. Woodcock, of Toll House, Aylsham Road, Norwich, has received information that ther son, Clifford Frank, has been wunded. He is the youngest of six sons serving.(typos)

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Edge, 41, Lewis-street, Norwich, have received information that their son, Private Sydney Edge, late of Loddon, has been wounded, this being the second time.

 

All previously mentioned.

 

THE LAST OF AN ARMOURED CAR HERO.........................................................................................

 

LAID TO REST AT OVERSTRAND.

 

‘Mid much touching evidence of heartfelt sympathy and regret, the funeral took place at Overstrand on Monday afternoon of Petty Officer Edward H.A. Naylor, a youth of much promise, whose amiable disposition and sterling qualities had endeared him to all. His death took place with distressing suddenness in the Naval Hospital at Gillingham, near Chatham,on Wednesday last week, from jaundice following upon wounds received in action with the Armoured Car Squadron. He was the only son of Mr. Naylor (head gardener and agent to Lady Battersea) and of Mrs. Naylor, a bright and keenly intelligent youth of 19, who joined Commander Locker-Lampson’s Armoured Car Squadron last January.

 

His obsequies were accorded full military honours of a most impressive character. A firing party, furnished by the King’s Liverpool Regt., headed the funeral cortege, and was followed by the band of the regiment, playing the “Dead March” in “Saul”, and the buglers. Next came the coffin, drawn on a limber wagon and enveloped in the Union Jack and bearing some exquisite floral tributes of affection and lament. Three of the bearers were his comrades, Petty Officers N.P. Baker, H. Bryant and T. Wilson, all Cromer men, who, like him, have been in the thick of the fighting with the Armoured Car Squadron. The solitary mourning coach, containing the chief mourners (the father and mother and Mrs. Farrier, of Gravesend) was followed by a number of sorrowing personal friends, and the procession was brought up by a company of Yeomanry.

 

The rector (the Rev. L.C. Carr) read the service at the church and at the graveside; the full choir was in attendance, with Mrs. Collier, who played appropriate funeral music during the service, at the organ; and the hymns, “Peace, perfect peace” and “On the resurrection morning” were sung in the church. The interment took place under the cedars by the east end of the church. The coffin, of polished satin walnut with brass fittings, bore the inscription: “Edward H.A. Naylor, P.O., R.N.A.S., Russian Armoured Cars, died 29th August, 1917, aged 19 years.” The usual volleys fired over the open grave were followed by the “Last Post” sounded by the buglers of the King’s Liverpools.

 

Among the congregation present were Lady Battersea, Sir Bernard Mallett, K.C.B., Professor Gilbert Murray and Lady Mary Murray, Mr. James Durham and Lady Agnes Durham, Mrs Fisher Rowe (representing her brother, Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson), Mr. J. Lester, Miss Vince, Mrs. Hawkins, Mrs. Oram, (and practically all the other members of ther household staff at The Pleasaunce), Mr. J.H. Savory, Mr. George Beckett, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Beckett, Mr. D.W. Pegg, Lieut. Pegg, Mr. J.H. Applegate, and in addition to a large number of parishioners, the following relatives of Cromer men belonging to the Armoured Car Squadron:- Mrs. W. Cox, Mrs. T. Read, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. G. Lubbock, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. W. Hall, and Mrs. Bryant. Numerous beautiful wreaths, including tributes from Lady Battersea, and members of The Pleasaunce staff, and from Commander Locker-Lampson, the officers, and men of the Armoured Car Squadron.

 

Messrs. A. Hardy Ltd, under the personal direction of Mr. A. Hardy, Cromer, carried out the funeral arrangements.

 

AN APPRECIATION

 

The following is supplied by one who was well acquainted with the deceased. – “Brave beyond his years, his acts of courage have been publicly recognised by the Russian Order of the Cross of St. George. He was the only surviving member of his section in a desperate battle. Wounded and unconscious, he had been left for dead from 10 a.m. until 6.p.m. amongst the fallen Russians; thus he was eventually found and restored to life and consciousness by one of his comrades. To have survived such experiences, and to have landed safely, and practically well, renders the circumstances of his unexpected death all the more tragic. His frequent letters from abroad were always written in a most unselfish and uncomplaining spirit, wishing to spare his parents all possible anxiety. Fortunately they were enabled to see their beloved son once more, when he cheered their hearts by his bright and hopeful words, for he quite looked forward to a speedy convalescence. This was, however, not to be, for only one week later he followed those of his comrades from the village, including Sidney Woodhouse and Wallace Grace, who but a short time ago had, like himself, laid down their lives for their country. “

 

See also EDP Tuesday 4th September

 

Among a number of decorations awarded by the Allied Powers to the British Forces for distinguished services rendered during the campaign the London Gazette announces that the French Medaille Militaire has been awarded to Corpl. John Francis Lawrence, Norfolk Regiment.

 

See also EDP Saturday September 1st.

 

DRIFTER ABLAZE OFF NORFOLK COAST.................................................

 

See also EDP Saturday September 1st and the Norwich Mercury Wednesday September 5th for the same article.

 

SUBMARINE SHELLS SCARBOROUGH........................................................

 

See also EDP Thursday September 6th for the same article apart from this additional paragraph.

 

MINESWEEPERS COME INTO ACTION.

 

The shelling occurred during a thick mist. There were some minesweepers anchored in the bay and it was upon them that the submarine first of all trained her gun. Subsequently she got the range of the town and fired shells into it. When the minesweepers had recovered from the sudsuddenness the attack they engaged the submarine and the cannonade became deafening near the foreshore. The minesweepers went in pursuit of the raider, but the enemy escaped in the mist.

 

NORFOLK CASUALTIES......................................................................................

 

All are privates except where otherwise shown. The town shown against each soldier’s name is the home of his next of kin.

 

KILLED.

 

R.G.A. – Warne, Gnr F.C. (Aylsham)

Royal Munster Fus. – Chiverton, Corpl. W.E. (Norwich)

Royal. Fus. – Beech, C. (Gt. Yarmouth), Hovell, C.S. (Norwich).

Lincolnshire Regt. – Smith, H.J. (Norwich)

Royal W. Kent Regt. – Nicholls, E. (Norwich)

Essex Regt. – Foster, L.-Cpl. W. (East Dereham)

Royal Fusiliers. – Blythe, F.G. (Norwich), Edge, B.R. (Fakenham).

Royal Garrison Artillery. – Flint, Gnr H. (Thetford)

 

Previously reported wounded and missing, now reported bkilled:

Durham Light Infantry. – Copeman, F. (East Dereham).

 

DIED OF WOUNDS.

 

King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) – Sizer, W. (Attleborough)

Royal Field Artillery. -  Mabbutt, Gnr E. (Wymondham)

Royal Engineers. – Riseborough, Pnr. B. (Holt), Woolnough, Spr A.J. (Great Yarmouth).

 

DIED.

 

Army Service Corps. – Plummer, G.W. (Thetford).

 

WOUNDED.

 

R.G.A. Galer, Gnr J. (Norwich), Stone, Gnr. H.C. (Gt. Yarmouth).

Lincolnshire Regt. – Furze, W.I. (Norwich), Sanday, G, (Diss),  Tuck, L.Cpl O.E. (Fakenham).

Rifle Brigade. – Smith, T. (Norwich).

R.F.A. – Middleton, Dvr. A.J. (Long Stratton)

R.G.A. – Plummer, Gnr. S.J. (Norwich0

Sherwood Foresters. – Lynn, F. (Swaffham).

Durham L.I. – Taylor, G.W. (Norwich).

Royal Field Artillery. – Bell, Gnr A.E.K, (Norwich), Franchette, Dvr. G. (Wisbech), Gage, Gnr. R. (Swaffham).

Suffolk Regt. – Clark, L.-Cpl G. (Wisbech)

Essex Regt. Gaul, J.R. (Downham Market), King, (Lakenham), Reeve, J. (Gorleston).

Northamptonshire Regt. – Marshall, W. (Norwich).

Middlesex Regt. – Stead, W.A. (Thetford).

Norfolk Regt. – Spooner, A. (Palling-by-Sea).

Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regt.) – Rayner, A.F. (Norwich).

Royal Fusiliers. – Barber, E. (Norwich), Baxter, C. (Norwich), Tennison, G, (Aldborough).

Middlesex Regt. – Rocace(?), A. (Fakenham).

Manchester Regt. – Parker, C. (Harleston)

Durham Light Infantry. – Turner, L.Cpl A. (Norwich)

 

MISSING.

 

Essex Regt. – Fisher, E.W. (Watton).

 

WOUNDED AND MISSING.

 

Norfolk Regt. – Rowell, Cpl. C. (Wisbech).

 

ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE......................................................................

 

William Shepherd was charged with being an absentee from a home service Labour Company.

 

Prisoner, who had given himself up at Wymondham Police Station, said he had been absent from his company without leave since 6.30 the previous morning.

 

He was remanded to await a military escort.

 

THE LONDON AIR RAID............................................................................

 

One of the victims of the moonlight raid on London during Tuesday night, when 11 were killed and 62 injured, was the father of Mr. Edward Little, a foreman fitter in the employ of the Cromer Gas Company. The latter on Wednesday morning received a telegram stating that his father had been killed, and that his sister and brother-in-law, with whom the deceased lived, were in hospital. Mr. Little, sad to relate, was expecting his father to arrive at Cromer to live with him, and the deceased’s luggage had been packed up in readiness for despatch to Cromer for that purpose.

 

DEATHS.........................................................................................................

 

KILLED IN ACTION.

 

DAVIES – Killed by shell on the night of August 29th, Private Stanley G.W. Davies, Lancashire Fusiliers, dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Davies, School House, Wroxham, aged 19 years.

See also EDP Thursday 6th and Friday 7th September.

 

PHILLIPPO – Killed in action, August 12, Signaller Percy James Phillippo, Essex Regt, Ludham, aged 25 years.

See also EDP Monday 3rd.

 

WRIGHT. – Killed in action, Aug. 11th, L. Cpl. Dennis Wright, Norfolks, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wright, New-road, Wroxham, aged 32.

 

Lance Corporal 14793 Dennis Wright, aged 33, 8th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 11/08/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Mrs. Charlotte Wright, of New Rd., Wroxham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/912114/wright,-dennis/

 

HOW NORFOLK MEN WON MILITARY MEDALS............................................................................

 

SERGT. O. HAMMOND (MEDAL AND TWO BARS.)

 

This N.C.O. was awarded the Military Medal in the first instance for bravery in the field in capturing, single handed, on the Somme front, twenty of the enemy and marching them back as prisoners.

 

In the second instance Sergt. Hammond was in charge of an advanced post of 14 men with a Lewis gun. This post he held for two days against repeated enemy attacks, and thereby secured complete rest to the men lining the trenches in rear.

 

No obvious MiC or match on CWGC.

 

PTE. C. A. THOMPSON.

 

On October 21st, when the ____ Norfolk Regt. were attacking Regina trench, Pte. Thompson was in charge of a Lewis Gun. During the attack he and his gun were buried by a bursting shell. He was extricated by two men, and then went forward again with his gun till he reached atrench which had been taken by his battalion and was now being subjected to a heavy counter-attack. For two whole days he kept his gun at work on the enemy under heavy shell fire the whole time, and was largely instrumental in bringing about the failure of the counter-attack.

 

Possibly Private 13583 C A Thompson, MM, aged 27, Norfolk Regiment. Died 23/02/1919. Buried South Ealing Cemetery. Son of Mrs. C. Fullick, of 26, Princes Rd., West Ealing.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/388931/thompson,-/

 

PTE. J. STEDMAN.

 

On August 13th, 1916, the ___ Battalion Norfolk Regiment, was attacking in the vicinity of Pozieres. Pte. Stedman at the time was employed as a signaller. He went forward with the battalion, and attempted to signal back from a captured trench. When this was rendered impracticable by the smoke and dust caused by the bursting shells, he carried messages back to headquarters across the open under heavy shell fire. While doing this he was wounded, but delivered his messages before having his wounds dressed.

 

Possibly Private Jack Stedman MM, 9th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 15/04/1918. Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3066079/stedman,-jack/

 

NORFOLK FLYING FATALITY...............................................

 

Lieutenant Laurence E. Stuart Vaile, R.F.C., who was killed in a flying accident in Norfolk on August 29th. He was the elder son of the Rev. A. and Mrs. Vaile, of West House, Seaford, Sussex. He went out with the B.E.F. on the outbreak of war as a dispatch rider, in which capacity he saw 2 ½ years service. Last January he was gazetted to the R.F.C., where he graduated, eventually becoming an instructor.

 

Second Lieutenant Laurence Edward Stuart Vaile, aged 24, General List and Royal Flying Corps, 29/08/1917. Buried All Saints Churchyard, Narborough, Norfolk. Son of Jeannette Stuart Vaile, of West House, Seaford, Sussex, and the late Arthur Vaile.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2803464/VAILE,%20LAURENCE%20EDWARD%20STUART

See Eastern Daily Press Tuesday September 4.

 

GREAT SNORING.

 

Another memorial service was held at the Primitive Methodist Church on Sunday evening last, in memory of Driver J.J. Lambert, Royal Engineers, who died in Salonika. Wide sympathy is felt for the widow, who is left with five children. An appropriate address was given by Mr Archer, of the Priory, Walsingham, who also conducted the service. Miss White sang a solo with great feeling, and some of the deceased’s favourite hymns were sung, “O God, our help in ages past,” “A few more years shall roll” and “Give peace, O God, again.” Mrs. S.R. Collins, of Walsingham, presided at the organ. There was a large congregation.

 

Probably Sapper 85465 J. Lambert, 451st Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died 29/07/1917.  Buried Kut War Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/637997/lambert,-/

SDGW records Driver John Lambert was born Themelthorpe, Norfolk and resident “Eat” Raynham, Norfolk.

 

SAXLINGHAM NETHERGATE.

 

Captain F.E. Long, M.C, King’s Liverpool Regiment, who was killed on August 24th, aged 25, was the only son of the late Mr. Walter S. Long, of Windsor, and of Mrs Long, Hyde, Fordingbridge, and grandson of the late Rev. F.E. Long, of Woodton, Norfolk. He was educated at South Lodge, Lowestoft, Abbotsholme, and at Magdalen College, Cambridge, where he stroked his College Eight, of which he was captain. Shortly after taking his degree war was declared, and he immediately enlisted in the Hampshire Regiment.  In a week or so he received a commission in the King’s and he went out to Flanders early in May, 1915, going first to Ypres then on to the Somme, returning to Flanders, where he fell. After the battle of Arras he was awarded the Military Cross among the King’s Birthday Honours for pioneer work carried out there. His C.O. writes that “he was a brave man, who was always ready to do any piece of work given him to do, and he always did it.” Another officer says “He was one of the bravest, and his first care always was the safety of his men, and it was due to this he met his fate, in a particularly unpleasant spot where the Germans were shelling very heavily. Having got his men into a trench, he went round personally to see that they were more or less secure, and while doing this he was hit.” “Pieux quoque Preux.” A memorial service will be held on Thursday, the 20th, at 3 p.m., in Hyde Church.

 

Captain Frederick Edward Long, MC, aged 25, 11th Bn The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Buried at The Huts Cemetery. Son of Walter Stilwell Long and Henrietta Long, of Moorlands, Hyde, Fordingbridge, Hants. He was the first to sign on as a "Tommy" in Fordingbridge, in the 7th Hants.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/156471/long,-frederick-edward/

 

Memorial plaque in All Saints, Woodton, Norfolk.

 

16501914866_f73345c4a8_n.jpgCaptain Frederick Edward Long, Kings Liverpool Regiment, 1917 by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

NEWS OF LOCAL SOLDIERS..........................................................................

 

We shall be pleased to publish any news that may be sent to us by relatives and friends of local soldiers.

 

BROCKDISH.

 

News had been received that Pte. Wm. Allum, of the Northampton Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Allum, the Brick Kiln, was killed in action on August 10th.

 

MATTISHALL.

 

Mrs. J. Edwards, of Mill-road, has received news of the death of her husband, Pte. Jas. Edwards, of the Suffolks, on Monday. The letter was forwarded by a comrade, who saw him killed instantly on the last Monday in August. Pte. Edwards had only been in the Army a few months, having joined up in Spring.

 

Probably Private 27917 William Allum, aged 24, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 16/08/1917. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of William and Elizabeth Rachel Allum, of Coronation Cottages, Brockdish, Diss, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/846026/allum,-william/

 

I have not been able to identify James Edwards so far.

 

COSTESSEY.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Randell, of The Stores, have received a telegram giving official news that their youngest son, Pte. A. Randell, has been wounded whilst engaged in Red Cross work. He was shot through the thigh, and was taken to a casualty clearing station.

 

GIMINGHAM.

 

William Bullimore, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bullimore, who was reported missing last September, is now reported as killed in action in France. The Rector in his address at the memorial service expressed sympathy with the parents and friends of the deceased in their bereavement, and hoped they would have their anxiety relieved as their other son, Cubitt, who was reported missing some weeks ago, but is now a prisoner in German hands.

 

Probably Private 29243 W. Bullimore, 8th Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, (On Concentration).

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/534195/bullimore,-/

SDGW records that this William Bullimore was born and resident Gimingham, Norfolk.

 

The IRC have a PoW file for Private 41527 Cubitt Bullimore, “W” Company, 1st Essex Regiment who was captured Monchy 14.4.17. He was born 24.2.1886 Norfolk and his next of kin lived “Brunswich” Terrace, Gimingham.

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/5517909/3/2/

 

SUFFIELD.

 

The many friends of James Thirsk will be glad to hear that he is now at home on leave, having recovered from his wounds. John Bugden is also back, his injuries being so severe that he has been discharged from the Army. George Amies has been reported as “wounded”, and Robert Pike as “gassed.”

 

NORTH WALSHAM

 

News has been received that Sergt. J. Dunthorne, Rifle Brigade, of North Walsham, was killed in action on the 31st July last. His relatives have been informed that while leading his platoon he was shot in the neck and died instantly.

 

Similar new has been received about Pte. William Weston, Middlesex Regt., of North Walsham, who died of wounds received in action at the Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, France, on August 11th last.

 

No news has been received of Pte. Samuel Bircham, son of Mr. Adam Bircham, of Bacton-road, North Walsham, who has been reported missing since October 18th, 1916.

 

Mrs. Rebecca Whitwood, of Park-lane, North Walsham, has been officially intimated of the death of her son, A.B. Arthur Whitwood, whilst serving on H.M.S. Vanguard. Another son of Mrs. Whitwood was killed at the Persian Guf on Dec.9th, 1914. A third son is in Mesopotamia, and has been wounded twice, while a fourth son is in France, who has also been wounded.

 

The Roll of Honour for the parish of North Walsham has had more names added to it, amongst the latest being Sergt. J. Dunthorne, Rifle Brigade; Pte. W. Vincent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent of Aylsham-road; Pte J. Weston, Middlesex Regt, and A.B. Whitwood, of H.M.S. Vanguard, son of Mrs. R. Whitwood, of Park-lane, North Walsham.

 

Sergeant 8655 John Dunthorne, 3rd Bn. Rifle Brigade. Died 31/07/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1610885/dunthorne,-john/

 

Private 6093 W. Weston, aged 38, 2nd Bn. Middlesex Regiment. Died 11/08/1917. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of Mrs. H. Weston, of Spa Common, North Walsham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/150363/weston,-/

(I assume this is the same man as the J Weston referred to on the Roll of Honour.)

 

Probably Private 40190 Victor Samuel Bircham, 9th Bn, Norfolk Regiment. Died 31/10/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/768788/bircham,-victor-samuel/

SDGW records Victor Samuel Bircham as both North Walsham, Norfolk.

 

Able Seaman J/15741 Arthur Charles Whitwood, aged 21, H.M.S. Vanguard. Died 09/07/1917. Remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Son of Edward and Rebecca Whitwood, of Mitre Tavern Yard, North Walsham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3053883/whitwood,-arthur-charles/

Private 8306 H. Whitwood, 2nd Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 09/12/1914. Buried Basra War Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/631816/whitwood,-/

 

Probably Private 22850 William Frederick Vincent, aged 23, “C” Coy, 8th Bn.,Norfolk Regiment. Died 21/10/1916. Buried Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, (On Concentration). Son of Frederick George and Mary Ann Vincent, of Aylsham Rd., North Walsham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/235508/vincent,-william-frederick/

 

HOVETON.

 

Another lad from this parish has been killed in action. Pte. B.C. Corbyn (R.G.A.). This is the second son in this family who has been killed in France.

 

Probably Gunner 35306 B H Corbyn, 282nd Siege Battery, RGA. Died 29/07/1917. Buried Maple Leaf Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/487593/corbyn,-/

SDGW records that Gunner Basil Herbert Corbyn was born and resident Belaugh, Norfolk.

 

KNAPTON.

 

We hear that Henry Sexton, of this parish, has been reported as wounded.

 

SCOTTOW.

 

The list of those from this parish who have made the great sacrifice is increased to five. Mrs. Pike has heard that her son. Armine, who had been reported as “missing” since last November, was killed in action. George Cubitt, who was reported as “wounded and missing” is now reported to be in hospital.

 

Private 241816 A Pile, 1st/5th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 14/1/191. Buried Warlencourt British Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/241914/pike,-/

SDGW confirms this soldier is called Armine Pike. He enlisted Norwich but no place of birth or residence is shown.

 

TRIMINGHAM.

 

Pte. John Bertie Deary (Norfolks) has been awarded the Military Medal “for most conspicuous gallantry in going to rescue a comrade under a terrific bombardment.” He has since been wounded twice, and is still fighting. His parents reside in this parish.

 

See EDP Wednesday 5th September.

 

WROXHAM.

 

L.Cpl. Dennis Wright (Norfolks), second son of Mr.  and Mrs. Robert Wright, was killed in action on August 11th. He was the first man from this parish to volunteer in September, 1914.

 

See “Killed in Action” above.

 

PULHAM MARKET.

 

Mr. Stephen Andrews, of North Green, has received information that his son, Pte. Frederick Andrews, of the Canadians, has been wounded in action.

 

NORTH WALSHAM.

 

Information has been received that Pte. Stanley G.W. Davies, Lancashire Fusiliers (of Wroxham), was killed by a shell on the night of August 29th. Deceased was well known in North Walsham as a ledger clerk at Messrs. Barclay, Pallett and Cp., Grammar School-road, before joining up.

 

See “Killed in Action” above.

 

PASTON.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Needham Lee, of Paston, have received an official intimation that their second son, Gunner Needham Lee, R.G.A., has died in France from wounds received in action the previous day. He was 30 years of age, and had been at the front about a year. This is the second son Mr. and Mrs. Lee have lost in the war, their eldest son, Pte. George Lee (Norfolks), having been killed on October 25th, 1914.

 

See “Local men in the Casualty Lists” above.

 

ESCAPED GERMAN PRISONERS......................................................................................

 

The Secretary of the Admiralty makes the following announcement:-

          Some of our light forces in the course of patrolling in the North Sea on Sept. 1st captured a small boat containing six German prisoners who had escaped from this country.

 

AIR RAIDS...................................................................................................

 

BOMBS ON DOVER.

ONE KILLED, SIX INJURED.

 

Hostile aircraft visited the East Kent coast during Sunday night. Bombs were dropped on Dover, but casualties were fortunately few, one man being killed and six persons, including two children, slightly injured.

 

OFFICIAL REPORT.

 

The following communique was issued by the Field-Marshall Commanding-in-Chief, Home Forces, at 10.20 a.m. on Monday :-

Last night’s raid was carried out by one enemy aeroplane, which bombed Dover at a few minutes after 11 p.m.

 

Seven bombs were dropped.

 

One man was killed and four women and two children slightly injured.

 

MONDAY NIGHT’S RAID.

SOUTH-EAST COAST ATTACKED.

 

The following communique was issued by the Field-Marshall Commanding-in-Chief, Home Forces, at 11.45 on Monday night :-

         

Enemy aeroplanes crossed the South-East coast at about 11 p.m. and dropped bombs at various places. No reports of casualties or damage have been received as yet.

 

A number of our machines went up in pursuit.

 

SHEERNESS AND CHATHAM.

103 NAVAL CASUALTIES.

 

Lord French announced at 1 p.m. on Tuesday :-

 

Last night’s raid was carried out by about six enemy aeroplanes which proceeded up the south bank of the Thames Estaury as far as Chatham.

 

Bombs were dropped on the Isle of Thanet and in the Sheerness-Chatham area between 10.40 and 11.30 p.m.

 

There were no army casualties. Civilian casualties reported at present are :-

 

Killed 1.    Injured 6.

 

The material went up, and anti-aircraft guns came into action, but without result.

 

(From the Admiralty)

 

In the course of the air raid last night the following casualties were caused to naval ratings :-

 

Killed 107.    Wounded 86.

 

BOMBS ON LONDON

11 KILLED, 62 INJURED.

 

For the third night in succession, on Tuesday, hostile enemy aircraft crossed the South-East Coast.

 

A determined attack was made upon London district, but fortunately the casualties were comparatively light and the material damage is not extensive. Forty bombs were dropped.

 

Eleven persons were killed and sixty-two injured.

 

One enemy machine was brought down in the sea off Sheerness.

 

The following communique was issued by Lord French at 1 p.m. on Wednesday :-

 

Enemy aeroplanes in considerable numbers have crossed the South East Coast over a wide area between 10.30 p.m. and 2 a.m. last night.

 

The raiders seemed to have travelled singly of in groups from to to three machines, for which reason it is difficult to estimate their number with accuracy, but it is possible that as many as twenty machines took part in the raid.

 

By 11.20 p.m. it became obvious that enemy aeroplanes were approaching London, and at 11.45 the first bombs were dropped in the London district. From this time until about 1 a.m. 40 bombs were dropped at several places on the coast.

 

The total casualties reported so far are :-

         

          Killed…………………………….9

Injured…………………………49

 

          The material damage is not extensive.

 

One enemy machine is reported to have been brought down in the sea off Sheerness.

 

LATEST CASUALTIES.

 

The Press Bureau on Wednesday afternoon stated that the latest police reports showed that casualties in Tuesday night’s air raid to be :-

 

                    Killed……………………………12

                    Injured………………………….62

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Norwich Mercury Saturday September 8 1917

 

IN WOMAN’S CLOTHES..........................................................................................

 

HOW A NORWICH ARMY DODGER WAS CAUGHT.

 

Wearing woman clothes, around which he pulled a fawn macintosh, at the Norwich Police Court on Friday, Arthur William Brown, (20), described as of no occupation, living at 99a, Waddington Street, Norwich, was charged with absenting himself between March 3rd, 1916 and September 6th last without leave when called for service with the colours.

 

P-c. John Adcock said he arrested Brown at Waddington Street. He was partly dressed in female attire.

 

Brown admitted he was an absentee, and said he had not reported as he had not been well for a long time.

 

Capt. Blofield on behalf of the military, complimented the police officer on the intelligence he had shown. There were many of these men in hiding, and he asked the public if they knew of suspicious cases to communicate with the police or the military. Information would be treated in absolute confidence.

 

Brown was fined £2 and handed over to the Army. At Captain Blofield’s request the police officer concerned was awarded a gratuity of 10s, and the Chairman, Mr. E. J. Colman also complimented him.

 

HOME NEWS

 

Mrs. F. A. Peacock, 5, Portland Street, Norwich, has received official information that her husband, Gunner F.A. Peacock, R.G.A., was killed in action on August 17th.

 

Mrs. Woodcock, 66, Toll House, Aylsham Road, Norwich, has received information that her son, Clifford Frank, has been wounded. He is the youngest of six sons serving.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Edge, 41, Lewis Street, Norwich, have received information that their son, Private Sydney Edge, late of Loddon, has been wounded, this being the second time.

 

Same item appeared in the EDP Thursday 6 September.

 

ACLE............................................................................................

 

ON FURLOUGH. During the past fortnight the following Acle boys have been home on furlough front the front, viz W. Pearce, G. Youngs, E. Clarke, C. Fox. J. B. Cushion and J. Youngs. C.Fox and Cushion are now convalescent.

 

I’ve struggled to find a C. Fox who is recorded on the Acle War Memorial. When I originally researched it my best guess was C.S.M. 1028 C.E. Fox, MM, aged 38, 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards. The additional addition was that he was husband of Maud Rose Fox, of 40, Devereux Rd., Windsor. He is buried Windsor Cemetery, Berkshire.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/648860/fox,-/

SDGW records him as born Buxton Lammas, Aylsham, resident Windsor.

 

A REMARKABLE CO-INCIDENCE……………………………………

 

Official information has been conveyed to Mrs. Pealing, of Saham Toney, that her son, Private Bertie James Ward, of the Lancashire Fusiliers, was killed in action in France on August 13th. Mrs. Pealing has had four sons serving in the Army, and there is a remarkable co-incidence in the dates of the casualties to them. Private Frederick Ward, of the Essex Regiment, who was the fifth youngest son, was drowned on August 13th, 1915, the ship on which he was being torpedoed. Private John Ward, of the Suffolk Regiment, the third son, was taken prisoner on the Western Front on August 13th, 1916, and now Private Bertie James Ward, the second son, has been killed as above.Corporal Isaac Ward, of the Essex Regiment, was wounded in April last, and is till in hospital. A cousin of the Wards, Private William E. Skipper, who was brought up by Mrs. Pealing as a member of the family, is also serving, and is at present in England.

 

Private 38612 B J Ward, 16th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, died 13/08/1917. He is buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/164631/ward,-/

 

IN MEMORIAM……………………………………………………….

 

BEVIS – In loving memory of Arthur Bevis, killed in action in France, September 12th 1916, aged 27.

 

          “Far off, in a distant land,

          He lays in a soldier’s grave,

          No loved one stood around him,

          No comfort could we give,

          We little thought, when he bade farewell,

          So soon it was for ever.”

From Father, Mother, brothers Charles and Bob.

 

BIRD. – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Lce Cpl. W. R. Bird, of Ovington, who was killed in action on September 10th, 1916.

 

Private 24107 A Beevis, 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment. Died 10/09/1916. He was the son of William and Amelia Beevis, of Spot Farm, South Wootton, King's Lynn, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/66560/beevis,-/

(SDGW records Arthur Bevis Died of Wounds, born Swanton Morley, Norfolk and enlisted King’s Lynn.)

 

Lance Corporal 43300 W. R. Bird, aged 21, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 10/09/1916. Son of Matthew and Sarah Ann Bird, of Willow Bushes, Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/270303/bird,-/

 

BARNEY.

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE. A memorial service was held in the parish church on Sunday evening for Private Ed. Cowling of the Norfolks. The Rev. T. Ghent gave an impressive address to a large congregation. The collection was for the War Shrine. The following are the names of those that have fallen belonging to this small village :- John Temple, Arthur Tuck, Sergt. Harrod, William Horne, Lance-Corpl. Wm. Temple, John Chapman, Arthur Whitehand, and Edward Cowling.

 

Private 9034 Arthur John Temple, aged 18, 1st Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 15/01/1915. Son of James William and Sarah Elizabeth Temple, of Barney, Guist, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1626044/temple,-arthur-john/

 

Possibly Private 10443 Arthur Tuck, 4th Bn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died 10/05/1915.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1626956/tuck,-arthur/

(SDGW born Kettlestone, Norfolk, resident Guist, Norfolk, enlisted North London)

 

Serjeant 13832 Robert Harrod, aged 20, 8th Bn, Norfolk Regiment. Died 19/07/1916.

Son of James and Sarah M. Harrod, of Barney, Guist, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/790002/harrod,-robert/

 

William Horne?

 

William Temple?

 

Private 71802 John Stephen Chapman, 53rd Coy, MGC. Died 11/03/1917.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1543177/chapman,-john-stephen/

SDGW born Foulsham, resident Guist.

 

Serjeant T3/029014 Arthur William Whitehand, H.T, ASC. Died 03/05/1917.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2802991/whitehand,-arthur-william/

SDGW (as Whitchand), born Higham, Norfolk, resident Barney.

 

Probably Private 23453 James Edward Cowling, aged 21, “A” Coy 9th Bn Norfolk Regiment. Died 13/10/1916. Son of James John and Harriet Frances Cowling, of Little Barney, Guist, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/759922/cowling,-james-edward/

 

WEDDINGS........................................................................................................

 

SHERLOCK - MACE.- On the 1st inst, at Norwich, Sec.-Lieut. A.F. Sherlock M.C.,Hornsey, N., to Grace Constance Mace, Lakenham, Norwich.

 

DEATHS.

 

BRYANT. – In loving memory of George Edward Bryant, who died suddenly while home on leave, August 29th, 1917, aged 49 years.

 

          “A sudden change, at God’s command he fell,

          He had no time to bid his friends farewell

          Think nothing strange – death happens unto all

          My lot to-day, to-morrow you may fall.”

 

          “We never thought when he came home,

          That death so soon would be his doom;

          But it is true what the Scripture saith,

          In the midst of life we are in death.”

From his loving Wife and Family.

 

Sherlock – no match on CWGC.

 

Bryant – no match on CWGC. The death of a George E. Bryant, aged 49, was recorded in the Mutford District of Suffolk in Q3, 1917. No obvious Soldiers Will or Civil Probate.

 

FORMER WATTON VICAR’S SON KILLED.............................................

 

Captain Vernon Christopher Russell Caley, M.C.,  Royal Warwickshire Regiment , who was mortally wounded on August 22nd, was the younger son of the Rev. W.B. Russell Caley, formerly Vicar of Watton, and was educated at Plymouth College and Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Just previous to the outbreak of war he had begun training as an analytical chemist, but as soon as possible joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. at Berkhamstead. He received his commission in February 1915, and went to the front in the following July, where he was at first attached to an entrenching battalion, but after a few months rejoined his regiment. In August, 1916, he was awarded the M.C., and after going through much severe fighting without injury was mortally wounded by a shell while leading his company to an attack on August 22nd. One of his brother officers writes:- “It is not for me to remark upon his gallantry and worth, it is well known throughout the battalion, and I may say the whole brigade.” Another says:- “He was one of the very best, the bravest fellow I have met out here. He never saw danger, or if he did it worried him not at all.” A third says:-“He was loved by all from the colonel to the last joined private.”

 

See also EDP Wednesday September 5th.

 

BRILLIANT CAREER ENDED................................................................................

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Bone, Wells-next-the-Sea, have received notification that their son, Second-Corporal H. Bone, had died at the front. His sub-section officer, in conveying the news, said: “Only two days ago he was presented with his D.C.M. ribbon by the brigadier – a distinction well earned by him. A finer fellow than your son I never wish to meet. Always cheerful, no matter what was happening. I cannot express in writing my feelings, and how I shall miss him.” Young Bone had a brilliant scholastic career. Having won a Junior County Scholarship while at Wells Council Schools, he studied at the City of Norwich Municipal Secondary School, winning an intermediate scholarship. He afterwards gained an entrance to Cambridge University, tenable for three years. He had only completed one year when he joined the R.Es Chemist Section. He died with a few weeks of his 21st birthday.

 

See also EDP Wednesday September 6th.

 

BURNHAM SUTTON…………………………………..

 

HOME ON LEAVE. - Gunner Philip Snelling R.F.A., has just been home on leave after 20 months active service in France. He joined up in the early months of the war, and in Aug. 1915, was first sent to France. Whilst there he served with the Indian Expeditionary Forces. He was at Loos and Ypres, and went through the Somme, and was also at Arras. He was once gassed and slightly wounded, but at the present time he is very fit. He is the youngest son of Mr. Arthur Snelling, of Burnham Sutton. Mr. Snelling has three other sons serving their King and country (all his family are serving). They are John Arthur Snelling, second air mechanic, Royal Flying Corps; Ernest Snelling, R.N.A.S., now serving in France; and Gunner Michael T. Snelling, Royal Horse Artillery in the Regular Army, and on active service since 1914. Mr. and Mrs. Snelling are justly proud of a record such as above named.

 

Possibly – MiC for Gunner 82197 Philip J Snelling, Royal Field Artillery. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5310593

 

PROBABLY DEAD…………………………………

 

Mrs Watson, of Foddeston Gap, has been informed by the War Office that her second son, Pte. W.R. Flat, of the Norfolk Regiment, who was reported to be missing in October of 1916, is probably dead. He is not a prisoner, and every other endeavour to locate him has ended in failure. Pte. Flat joined the colours in November, 1915, and was sent to the front in the September following. Before joining the Army he was employed by Mr. H. Hoff.

 

FATHER AND SON KILLED....................................

 

Mrs. Edwards, of Mill Road, Mattishall, received the bad news on Monday of the death of her husband, Private James Edwards, of the Suffolks. The letter was written by a comrade, who saw him killed instantly on the last Monday in August. It is just over a year ago that Mrs. Edwards lost her son killed in action. Now both father and son have made the supreme sacrifice. Pte. Edwards had only been in France a few weeks.

 

Probably Private 40212 Walter Robert Flatt, 9th Bn, Norfolk Regiment. Died 18/10/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/752188/flatt,-walter-robert/

SDGW – born Shouldham, Norfolk, enlisted East Dereham.

 

I have not been able to track down James. See also EDP Saturday September 8th

 

KILLED IN ACTION…………………………..

 

CLARKE  - In loving and affectionate remembrance of my dear husband, Willie George Clarke, who was killed in action in France, August 13th, 1917, aged 28 years.From his sorrowing Wife and two little Children, Sculthorpe, Fakenham.

 

CLARKE. – In love and ever dearest memory of our dear son and brother, Willie George Clarke, who was killed in action in France, August 13th, 1917, aged 28 years. Deeply mourned by his sorrowing Father, Mother, Brother, and Sisters. Alethorpe, Fakenham.

 

NOBES, - In loving memory of my dear son, Private Percy Nobes, who was killed in France, August 16th, 1917, age 19 years.

From his loving Mother and Brothers.

 

NORTON – In loving memory of our dear vson and brother, Private P.A. Norton, Bedford Regiment, killed in action in France, July 22nd, 1917, aged 19.

  From his loving Mother, Father, Sisters, and Brothers.

 

NUDDS. – To the loving memory of my dear husband, Gunner William Nudds, R.F.A., Helhoughton, who was killed in action in France, July 28th, 1917, aged 27 . From his sorrowing Wife and little Children.

 

Private 25720 William George Clarke, aged 28, 8th Bn Norfolk Regiment. Died 12/08/1917. Buried Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (On Concentration). He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clarke, of Alethorpe, Fakenham; husband of Mrs. M. M. Wanford (formerly Clarke), of Greenway, Fakenham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/489352/clarke,-william-george/

 

Private 260169 Percy Nobes, 1st/8th Bn Worcestershire Regiment. Died 16/08/1917. Rememberrd on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/832304/nobes,-percy/

 

Private 204024 P.A. Norton, aged 19, 6th Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 22/07/1917. Buried at Messines Ridge British Cemetery (On Concentration). He was the son of Robert and Harriet Norton, of Blackwater, Reymerston, Attleborough, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/482589/norton,-/

SDGW – Percy Alfred Norton, born and resident Reymerston.

 

Gunner 124136 William Henry Nudds, aged 27, 33rd Division Ammunition Column, RFA. Died 28/07/1917. Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery. He was the only son of William and Emma Nudds, of Dunston, Norwich; husband of Edith H. Stolworthy (formerly Nudds), of Egmere Cottage, Beeston Rd., Sheringham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/90164/nudds,-william-henry/

 

(IN MEMORIAM)

 

DAINES. – In loving memory of Private Sidney Daines, Cambs. Regiment, second son of Mr. and Mrs. George Daines, of Necton, Norfolk, killed in action in France, September 3rd, 1916, aged 25 years.

          “Death divides, but memory clings.”

 

HALL. – In loving memory of Private Sam W.G. Hall (Norfolks), only brother of Mrs. and Mr. M. Fox (Norwich), who was killed in action in France, September 4th, 1916, aged 19 years. From his loving sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Macdonald.

 

HOWARD. – In loving memory of my dear brother, Cecil John (late of Welbourne), who was killed at the Dardanelles, August 1915,  aged 27 years.

         From his loving sister, Mrs. H. Hopkins, Cross Hill. Methwold.

 

HALL. – In loving memory of Pte. Sam. W. G. Hall, of the Norfolks, the dearly beloved and only son of John and Margaret Hall, Hindringham, who was killed in action in France on September 4th, 1916, aged 19 years.

     From his sorrowing Father, Mother, and Sisters.

 

KNIGHTS. – In loving memory of Private Herbert Alfred Knights, of the Suffolk Regiment. Previously reported missing, now officially reported killed July 20th, 1916, the dearly loved and second son of Charles and Emma Knights, 7, Ersline Place, Factory Street, Lowestoft, aged 23 years.

From his sorrowing Mother, Father, Brothers and Sisters.

 

LONG. – In loving memory of our dear Will, who fell in action at the Dardanelles, September 4th, 1915.

“We cannot forget him, we loved him too dearly.”

From his sorrowing Father, Mother, Sisters and Brother.

 

NORTON. – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private R C Norton, Surrey Regiment, killed in action in France, September 4th, 1916, aged 21.

   From his loving Mother, Father, Sisters, and Brothers.

 

PITCHER. – In ever loving memory of my dear husband, Oscar John Pitcher, R.N.R., who was killed on September 4th, 1916, through the ship striking a mine.

From his sorrowing Wife and Children.

 

PITCHER. – In clinging memory of our dear son, Oscar John Pitcher, who met his death at duty’s call, while serving as Skipper om H.M. Minesweeper______, blown up by a mine on September 4th, 1916.

From his sorrowing Mother, Father, Brothers and Sisters.

 

SCARLL. – In ever loving memory of Thomas Scarll, the dearly loved husband of Elizabeth Scarll, who lost his life through the blowing up by a mine of H.M.D. Eyrie, September 2nd, 1914.

From his loving Wife, Sons, and Daughters.

 

Private 4189 S. Daines, aged 25, 1st/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 04/09/1916.

Buried at Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart. He was the son of George and Eliza Daines, of Necton, Swaffham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/180399/daines,-/

 

Private 43220 Sam William George Hall, aged 19, 1st Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of John and Mary Margaret Hall, of 4, Duke Rd., Hindringham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/788583/hall,-sam-william-george/

 

Lance Corporal 719 Cecil John Howard, 16th Bn. AIF. Died 07/08/1915 Remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli. He was the son of John and Emma E. Howard, of Soloman's Temple, Welborne, England.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/717382/howard,-cecil-john/

 

Private 23180 Herbert Alfred Knights, aged 21, 2nd Bn. Suffolk Regiment. Died 20/07/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. He was the son of Charles and Emma Knights, of 7, Erskine Place, Factory St., Lowestoft.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/798814/knights,-herbert-alfred/

 

Probably Private 2969 William Walter Long, aged 19, 1st/5th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 06/09/1915. Remembered on the Helles Memorial. Son of Frederick and Charlotte Long of Stocks Green, Castle Acre, King's Lyn, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/75194985/long,-william-walter/

 

Private G/8933 Reginald Charles Norton, aged 21, 1st Bn. The Queens, (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of Robert and Harriet Norton, of 72, Mansen Green, Thuxton, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/806715/norton,-reginald-charles/

 

Skipper Oscar John Pitcher, aged 32, H.M. Trawler “Jessie Nutten”, RNR. Died 04/09/1916. Remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Son of John and Laura Pitcher, of South Lowestoft; husband of Kate Florence Pitcher, of 5, Coronation Terrace, Pakefield, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3051501/pitcher,-oscar-john/

 

Skipper Thomas Scarll, aged 48, H.M. Drifter “Eyrie” RNR. Died 02/09/1914. Remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial.  Husband of Elizabeth Scarll, of 62, Norwich Rd., Lowestoft.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3050015/scarll,-thomas/

 

DIED OF WOUNDS.

 

BROWN. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. F.A. Brown, Royal West Kent Regiment, of Pakefield, who died of wounds received in action in France, on August 3rd 1917.

From his sorrowing Wife and little Gladys.

 

BROWN. – In loving memory of our dear son, Pte. F.A. Brown, Royal West Kent Regiment, of Pakefield, who died of wounds received in action in France on August 3rd, 1917.

From his sorrowing Mother, Father, and brothers Sid and Cecil.

 

Private 11822 Frederick Arthur Brown, aged 23, 7th Bn. Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 03/08/1917. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Born at Chelsfield, Kent. Son of Frederick Arthur and Florence Ellen Brown, of 6, Wellington Rd., Pakefield, Lowestoft, Suffolk; husband of Hilda Brown, of Lowestoft, Suffolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/434264/brown,-frederick-arthur/

 

TEN WOUNDS…………………………………………

 

Mrs Horrex, Gowards Yard, Lakenheath, has been officially notified that her husband, Private Septimus Horrex, Middlesex Regt., has been wounded in France. He is now in hospital in London. He received ten wounds. His wife visited him this week, and reports he is doing satisfactorily. His brother, Private Gilbert Horrex, has been sent to England on the sick list.

 

NOT WOUNDED BUT GASSED……………………..

 

The War Office communication to the parents of Private Arthur E. Jackson, of Downham, that he had been wounded was incorrect. A letter was received from Private Jackson a few days ago in which he says he has been gassed but not wounded. He has recovered and is back with his unit.

 

SPORLE…………………………………………

 

News has been received that Pte. Walter Bilham, 2nd Essex, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bilham, was killed in action in France on August 9th. Deceased enlisted January 1915, went through the Gallipoli campaign, went from there to France and was wounded. He came home, recovered from his wounds, and returned to France in May last.

 

SWANTON MORLEY……………………………

 

Mrs. G. Trollope has received information that her son, Private E “Trollop”, of the Norfolk Regiment, has been wounded, and is in hospital, but is progressing favourably.

 

DIFFICULT TO DETECT IN LIFE……………………………….

 

SOLDIER’S DEATH FROM PNEUMONIA.

 

INQUEST STORY AT THETFORD,

 

To enquire into the circumstances surrounding the death of Charles Pollett (47), a soldier, the Deputy Coroner for the borough, (Mr. G.O.Read) held an inquest on Friday evening. Deceased had served in the Army 27 years. By trade he was a rubber vulcaniser, and his home address was Cornwell Street, Southford, Manchester. He was a married man. Mr. A. Pipe was chosen foreman of the jury.

 

Lance-Corporal Frank Liddamore deposed that at about 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday he was called to the deceased, who was lying on his bed. He appeared to be unconscious, and witness sent for the medical officer, who ordered deceased’s removal to hospital.

 

Lance-Corporal J. Gradley said deceased was ill on Monday morning and reported to the medical officer, who told him to attend for medicine three times a day. He told witness he had never had an illness in his life. On Wednesday morning witness found deceased apparently unconscious, and he feteched the doctor, who ordered him to be removed to hospital. Deceased complained of pains in the stomach. He had been wounded in France.

 

Lieut. John Dawson Hartley, R.A.M.C., said deceased was admitted to hospital at noon on 29th August, and the report brought with him stated that he had complained of pains in the abdomen and back. The case was sent into witness as one of cholic. He examined deceased on admission, and found him quite unconscious. There was no evidence of paralysis. On listening to the heart he detected a murmur, which pointed to valvular disease. There was evidence of disease of the lungs. Deceased gradually became worse, and never regaining consciousness, died at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday. He had since made a post-mortem examination. The lungs he found congested, and there were signs of early pneumonia. The heart was contracted, and the mitral valve diseased. All the abdominal organs were healthy. In his opinion the cause of death was acute pneumonia. It was one of those cases, witness added, of acute pneumonia, which could not be detected in life, and which was rarely heard of.

 

The jury returned a verdict “That deceased died from acute pneumonia, accelerated by heart disease.”

 

See above for coverage of the inquest which was reported in the edition of the Eastern Daily Press dated Monday September 3, 1917 and the Norwich Mercury September 5.

 

FLYING OFFICER KILLED IN NORFOLK……………………………

 

Lieutenant Laurence E. Stuart Vaile, R.F.C., who was killed in a flying accident in Norfolk on August 29th, was the elder son of the Rev. A. and Mrs. Vaile, of West House, Seaford, Sussex. He went out with the B.E.F. in August 1914, as a dispatch rider, in which capacity he saw 2 ½ years service. Last January he was gazetted to the R.F.C., where he graduated, eventually becoming an instructor.

 

Second Lieutenant Laurence Edward Stuart Vaile, aged 24, General List and Royal Flying Corps, 29/08/1917. Buried All Saints Churchyard, Narborough, Norfolk. Son of Jeannette Stuart Vaile, of West House, Seaford, Sussex, and the late Arthur Vaile.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2803464/VAILE,%20LAURENCE%20EDWARD%20STUART

See Eastern Daily Press Tuesday September 4 and Norfolk Chronicle Friday September 7.

 

(Picture gallery) FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY……………………

 

Top Row:- 1) Lieut. T.W. Betts, Sherwood Foresters, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Betts, Cricket Round Road, Norwich, and formerly of the staff of the Norwich Union Life Insurance Society, killed in action in France. 2) Lance-Corpl. A.G. Grimmer, only son of Mr. and Mrs F. Grimmer, Riverside Cottage, Kimberley, Wymondham, died of heart failure in Cairo, Egypt, on July 12th, 1917. A member of the Machine Gun Corps, he went through the Dardenelles campaign before going to Egypt. 3) Sergeant George Morley, husband of Mrs Morley, Cemetery Cottages, Lakenheath, killed in action in France on July 31st. He was 33 years of age, and four children are left.

 

Middle Row:- 4). Pte. F. Copeman, Durham Light Infantry, of Dereham, killed in action at the age of 23 years. 5) Pte. Wm. Borrett, East Kent Buffs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Borrett, 69, Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft, wounded in France. 6) Rifleman  Ernest Hewing, son of Mrs Hewing, Station Hotel, Downham Market, died in hospital in France from wounds received in action. He was 21 years of age.

 

Bottom Row :- 7) Pte. A.W. Lawrence, Eastmoor, aged 23, killed whilst at bomb practice. 8) Pte. B. Shorter, son of Mrs Ellen Shorter and the late Mr. Daniel Shorter. 3 Brunswick Terrace, Brunswick Road, Norwich, prisoner of war in Germany. 9) Pte. Horace George Lawrence, Eastmoor, (20) killed in action in France. The two Lawrence’s are the sons of Mr. Alfred Lawrence, of Eastmoor. His other son, Thomas, is serving in France.

 

36061848611_5bcc559a17_n.jpgLieut. T.W. Betts, Sherwood Foresters, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Betts, Cricket Round Road, Norwich, and formerly of the staff of the Norwich Union Life Insurance Society, killed in action in France. by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

35361290544_3b5310834c_n.jpgSergeant George Morley, husband of Mrs Morley, Cemetery Cottages, Lakenheath, killed in action in France on July 31st. He was 33 years of age, and four children are left. by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

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Eastern Daily Press Saturday September 8, 1917

 

ABSENTEE IN FEMALE ATTIRE

STRANGE CASE AT NORWICH……………………………………..

 

EIGHTEEN MONTHS IN HIDING

 

No little sensation was caused in Norwich Police-court yesterday when a young man, charged with failing to report for military service, stepped into the dock. He was described on the charge sheet as Arthur William Brown, aged 20 years and eight months, of no occupation, and living at 99a, Waddington Street. The charge was that being amenable to Section 15 of the Reserve Forces Act of 1882 he did absent himself between March 3rd, 1916 and September 6th, 1917, without leave lawfully granted when called out on permanent service.

 

When Inspector Doe called out the name of the accused, a dark young fellow, wearing a lady’s light mackintosh stepped into the dock. Under the outside coat he was wearing full women’s clothes, including two under-skirts, whilst the upper part of a bodice showed through the top portion of the mackintosh, which he held closed in front of him. In his hand he carried a cloth cap, and his legs were enclosed in buskins, whilst his boots were of the male variety. His face had an unhealthy appearance, evidently brought about by continued seclusion, whilst there was several days growth of hair on his upper lip and chin. The magistrates on the Bench were: Mr. R.J. Colman (chairman), Mr. C.T. Coller, Mr. George Cleverley, and Mr. F.J. Crotch.

 

Police-constable John Adcock at once went onto the witness-box and stated:

At 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, when in company with Police-constable Cordy, I saw the prisoner at 99a, Waddington Street. He was partly dressed in female attire, and I asked him why he had not reported himself under the Military Service Act, and he replied, “How can I report myself when I did not have any papers?” Witness added that he then arrested the accused for being an absentee since the 3rd of March, 1916.

 

The Chairman (to the prisoner) – Have you any questions to put to the witness? – None.

 

The Clerk – Do you plead guilty to absenting yourself on the third of March, 1916. You did not go and report? – I did not go and report.

Then you plead guilty.

 

Captain J.C. Blofield produced the Army papers in the case.

 

Police-constable Adcock – This man has not been registered.

 

The Clerk – When was he ordered to report himself? – He has been absent since the Proclamation, the 3rd of March, 1916.

 

The Clerk (to the prisoner) – The case is that you failed after the Proclamation to present yourself.

 

The Chairman – Have you anything to say why you did not present yourself?

 

Prisoner – I have not been well for a long time.

 

The magistrate inflicted a fine of 40s, and ordered the prisoner to be handed over to the military authorities.

 

Captain Blofield – I wish to express the thanks of the military to the police in this case for the excellent way in which they have obtained this man, and ascertained his whereabouts. I believe the Bench are allowed to grant them a gratuity, and I would in this case especially ask that the police who were concerned might be remunerated. I would also say that it is impossible for the military to ascertain these men who are in hiding. We know there are men in hiding, and if the public will only inform the police or the recruiting officers of any suspicious cases that they know. I want to clearly state in public that any information they give to the military authorities or the police will be kept absolutely private and confidential.

 

The Chairman hoped that that intimation would be given the widest publicity.

 

The Deputy Chief-Constable (Mr. Hodges) said the case had meant extra work, and required intelligence on the part of the policeman concerned.

 

The Chairman – The Bench are inclined to note what Captain Blofield has said, and will recommend that 10s be awarded the officers concerned for the diligence and intelligence shown.

 

We learn that the accused, who is an engineer by trade, has been in hiding for the past eighteen months, living with his sister and an old lady, who acted as his nurse years ago.

 

IN THE FACE OF DEATH………………………………………

 

ALBERT MEDAL HEROES.

 

Several awards of the Albert Medal decoration are announced in last night’s “Gazette.” The recipients and particulars of their services are as follows :-

 

Mr. James Campbell Hurry, master of the Glasgow steamship Earl of Forfar. On the 8th of November last year4, while the vessel was lying at Archangel, she was involved in a fire which broke out on a Russian steamship. Capt. Hurry, who was ashore, being unable to return to his vessel, rendered assistance to other vessels which were in danger. While doing so he heard voices coming from his own ship which was burning and exploding furiously. Calling for volunteers, he led them on board his steamer and seven injured men were rescued. Some of them he personally carried to a tug. He incurred considerable risk, having to lift several live shells from the vessel to get at the wounded. Within ten minutes of the last man being rescued, the deck blew up.

 

Mr. Edgar Turdle, master, Mr. William Francis Gordon Martin, chief officer, of the steamship Bayropes of London, and Mr. Robert MacBryde, Admiralty clerk, temporarily employed as Commodore’s secretary. A series of explosions and fires occurred at Economes, Port of Archangel on the 26th January this year, and when Captain Turdle arrived on the scene his ship was burning fiercely. Climbing aboard he found the chief engineer dead, but examining the other rooms discovered a Chinese sailor in a dazed condition. With the assistance of Messrs. Martin and MacBryde the man was got over the ship’s side and across the ice and eventually to the Red Cross station. About four minutes after his removal the vessel blew up.

 

John David Bulmer, boatswain of steamship Rhydwen of Cardiff, and Private John Edward Brown, R.M.L.I. A fire broke out ion the ship’s magazine while she was lying at Genoa on the 31st January this year. Before assistance arrived Bulmer and Brown went below, unlocked the door of the magazine, and played a hose on the seat of the fire. Water was then directed on the magazine and the ammunition taken out on deck, the fire being extinguished owing to the prompt action of the ship’s crew. Considerable risk was incurred by Bulmer and Brown.

 

No match on CWGC.

 

MARRIAGES…………………………………………….

 

EWING – PIGG –September 5, 1917, at St Mary’s Church, North Tuddenham, East Dereham, by the Rev. J.B. Armstrong. M.A., Sergt. Herbert Edgar Ewing, 16th Lancers, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Ewing, North Tuddenham, to Ivy Verena, youngest daughter of Mrs. J. Pigg and the late Mr. J.Pigg, of Brandeston, Norfolk.

 

MILDRED – PHILPOT – September 6, at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, Norwich, by the Rev. J. Glynn Edwards, B.A., assisted by the Rev. Frank V. Mildred of Southampton (brother of the bridegroom), William Joseph, Suffolk Regt. (Signal Section), elder son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mildred to Gertrude May, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Philpot, both of Norwich.

 

No match on CWGC for either.

 

MiC for Lance Corporal L/2701 Herbert E. Ewing. He became a Second Lieutenant in the 2nd Suffolk Regiment.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2168567

 

MiC for Private 290804 William J. Mildred, Suffolk Regiment Depot.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4043339

 

DEATHS……………………………………………..

 

BERWICKWilliam George, Second Class Stoker, R.N., the only beloved son of William and Lucy Berwick, of William IV, Quebec Road, Norwich, killed at Chatham, September 3rd, aged 21. Sadly missed.

 

TODD – August 27, died abroad from malaria, Noel Austen, Royal West Surreys, dearly loved younger son of the late Charles Edgar Todd, and of Mrs. Todd, 33, Kingsley Road, Norwich, aged 29 years.

 

Stoker 2nd Class K/39601 William George Berwick, aged 21, HMS Pembroke, RN. Died 03/09/1917. Buried Norwich Cemetery. Son of William and L.ucy Berwick, of 33, Quebec Rd., Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2803052/berwick,-william-george/

 

4379743897_7db72c1e47_n.jpgStoker Berwick - HMS Pembroke - 1917 by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

Private 243360 Noel Austen Todd, aged 29, 1st/5th Bn. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 27/08/1917. Buried at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Son of Elmira Elizabeth Todd, of 33, Kingsley Rd., Norwich, and the late Charles Edgar Todd.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/630498/todd,-noel-austen/

 

KILLED IN ACTION………………………………………

 

BIRD – Previously reported missing, now reported killed in aerial combat, June 27, Dudley Joseph de Angulo Bird, Lieutenant R.F.A. and R.F.C., fourth son of William Bird, of Metton, aged 23.

 

HANTON – August 13, killed in action, Private W.R. Hanton, Cheshire Regiment, dearly beloved husband of Elsie Hanton, Blofield, aged 31.

                    From his sorrowing Wife.

 

HANTON – In loving memory of our dear brother-in-law, Private W.R. Hanton Cheshire Regiment, killed in action, August 13, aged 31.

                    Lambert, Blanche, and Children.

 

PEACOCK – Gunner F.A. Peacock, R.G.A., the beloved husband of Alice M. Peacock, of 5, Portland Street, Unthank Road, Norwich, killed in action, August 7th, aged 34. At rest.

 

SMITH – Killed in action, July 31st, 1917, Herbert James, the youngest dearly loved son of Charles and Elizabeth Smith, of Lamas, aged 23.

                             From his loving Mother, Father, Sister, and Brothers.

 

WIGHTMAN – August 26, killed in action, Lance-Corporal Russell Wightman, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. Wightman, Bungay, aged 22.

 

Lieutenant Dudley Joseph De Angulo Bird, aged 23, 29th Sqdn, RFC and RFA. Died 27/06/1917. Buried at Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, (On Concentration). Son of William Bird, of Bradfield Hall, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/249977/bird,-dudley-joseph-de-angulo/

 

Probably Private 50660 William Hanton, 11th Bn Cheshire Regiment. Died 13/08/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/908814/hanton,-william/

 

F.A. Peacock – see many previous entries.

 

Private 15900 Herbert James Smith, aged 23, 2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 31/07/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Elizabeth Smith, of Ling's Cottage, Lamas, Norwich, and the late Charles Smith.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/917420/smith,-herbert-james/

 

Lance Corporal 43397 Russell Hugh Wightman, aged 22, 11th Bn Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/08/1917. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wightman, of Bungay, Suffolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/821468/wightman,-russell-hugh/

 

DIED OF WOUNDS…………………………………………………..

 

HEWETT – September 8, 1916, Reggie, the dearly loved and loving son of the late Walter and Maria Hewett, of 139, Adelaide Street, Norwich, aged 21.

From his loving Mother, Brothers, and Sisters.

 

VARDIGANS – September 3, died of wounds received in action, Albert Victor, Norfolk Regiment, the dearly loved and twin son of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Vardigans, Hill House, Reepham, aged 24 years.

 

Private 45105 Reginald Percy Hewett, aged 21, 165th Coy., MGC. Died 08/09/1916. Buried at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz. Son of Ernest Walter and Anna Hewett, of Norwich; husband of Lilian May Hewett, of 145, Adelaide St., Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/547740/hewett,-reginald-percy/

 

Private 29353 Albert Victor Vardigans, aged 24, 8th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 03/09/1917. Buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery. Son of Jacob and Charlotte Vardigans, of Hill House, Reepham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/85216/vardigans,-albert-victor/

 

IN MEMORIAM…………………………………………..

 

AMES – In loving memory of Corporal William T. Ames, the youngest son of F.and A. Ames, Miller’s Lane, Catton, Cyclists, died of wounds received in action in France, September 8th 1916.

 

BURDETT – In loving memory of George (Kiddie), the dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. Burdett, Nelson Street, killed in action, September 9, 1916, aged 18 years.

         From Mother, Father, Brother, and Sisters.

  

Corporal 43078 William Thomas Ames, aged 27. 1st Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 07/09/1916. Buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension. Native of Norwich, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/21162/ames,-william-thomas/

 

Private 43456 G.F. Burdett, aged 18. 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 09/09/1916. Buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval (on Concentration). Son of F. W. and Agnes Burdett, of 204, Nelson St., Dereham Rd., Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/552715/burdett,-/

 

LIEUT. W. SHEEPSHANKS KILLED…………………………..

 

Sec.-Lieut. William Sheepshanks, King’s Royal Rifles, reported missing July 10th, is now reported “killed during bombardment.” A son of the late Bishop of Norwich he was educated at the Norwich Grammar School (Oxford Preparatory), was a scholar at Winchester, and a scholar of New College, Oxford. From there he went to the Home Office. He was nearly 26(?) years of age.

 

Second Lieutenant William Sheepshanks, aged 27. 6th Bn attached 2nd Bn. King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Commemorated on the Nieuport Memorial. Son of the Right Rev. John Sheepshanks (late Bishop of Norwich) and Margaret Sheepshanks, of The Close, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1640926/sheepshanks,-william/

 

THE LONDON AIR RAID………………………………….

 

INQUEST STORY OF A YELLOW POWDER.

 

An inquest on four victims of Tuesday night’s raid in London, all of whom lived in the same road, was held yesterday. They were Gunner W.J.A. Calow 24, Mary Jane Allen, (45), her daughter Elsie Amelia Allen (5), and Thirza Darwood, middle-aged.

The Coroner said deceased had been killed by the diabolical act of Germans in bombing a peaceful place. They were not fortified, and innocent victims had suffered.

Mrs. Calow, mother of Gunner Calow, said he had been at home for a few days on sick leave. Both of them on the night of the raid went down into the passage, the door of which was open. Presently there was an explosion, and her son said, “That is an aerial torpedo.” Then they saw a flash. Her son turned to her, pushed her inside, and then fell on his face. The deceased soldier’s sweetheart, who lodged in the same house, was also knocked down, but was not struck.

A constable said the soldier was seriously wounded, and died with a few minutes.

William Henry Thompson, who lived near the Allens, stated there was a tremendous explosion in the road. Dense volumes of smoke came from the road and he heard terrifying screams. He went to the Allens’ house and found Mr. Allen crouching in the passage, with one foot partially blown away. The little girl was lying on her face in a pool of blood, and her mother was lying a little further in the passage. She was dead, and the child died almost immediately. Another woman in the house was severely injured.

Evidence was given that Mrs. Darwood was picked up on the doorstep of her house in an unconscious state and died on Thursday morning. A young man standing near her on a doorstep was injured. It was stated sixteen houses in the street were damaged, though only slightly. Of the twelve persons killed or injured. All except three were standing near open doors.

The jury, who were advised by the Coroner not to return a criminal verdict, found the four deaths were caused by the explosion of a bomb dropped by an enemy airman.

Another Coroner held inquests on two victims of the raid, Mary Hayes, (66), a cook, and a man, a violinist, aged 33.

Evidence was given that the body of the woman was found in a mass of debris at the back of a house struck by a bomb. Deceased and two other servants were in the house at the time, the family being away. She was in her nightgown, and was probably in bed when the bomb dropped.

A doctor said her face was discoloured with a yellow powder, a most unusual thing. Death was due to shock following the injuries, and he believed she died in her sleep. It was the debris and not the bomb which struck her.

The jury returned a verdict that the woman died from injuries caused by or through the explosion of a bomb dropped by hostile aircraft.

A portion of the bomb was produced, and a police witness said it was covered with yellow powder believed to be T.N.T., as was also the body of deceased.

In the case of the man, the widow stated he told her he must have been blown ten yards. The death occurred that morning, and the Corponer said it was the result of the explosion of a time fuse. A similar verdict to that in the other case was returned.

 

Gunner 45468 W.J.A. Calow, 14th New Heavy Battery, RGA. Died 05/09/1917. Buried at St. Pancras Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/387763/calow,-/

 

AMERICAN HOSPITALS BOMBED…………………………..

DOCTOR & PATIENTS KILLED.

          (PRESS ASSOCIATION WAR SPECIAL)

          British Front, September 7.

 

The Germans continue to bomb hospitals with the same sort of ruthlessness they have displayed towards hospital ships. Their latest infamous exploit in this way consists of an aerial attack upon the St. Louis and Harvard Hospitals of the U.S.A., which are situated near a little coastal village. I gather that one officer of the American Army Medical Corps was killed and three others severely wounded, and that two others were killed and sixteen wounded, of whom five were U.S.A. men, and ten patients.

 

ASSISTING GERMAN PRISONERS TO ESCAPE………………………

 

NON-COMBATANT FOUND GUILTY.

 

An alleged attempt to assist two German prisoners to escape from a military camp formed the subject of a court-martial which concluded at Winchester yesterday. The accused were Privates Trim and Warnes of the Non-Combatant Corps. The Germans were George Noiler and Paul Schbeling, who were interned in the Isle of Man before being sent to Winchester, where they worked in the camp blacksmith’s shop. It was stated that on Saturday evening, July 21st, Trim and Warnes went to a tailor’s shop and saw the manager. They asked for patterns for suits and after a conversation Warnes, who was the spokesman, said he was sure the manager would not give them away, and the clothes were wanted for two German naval officers interned at the camp. It was arranged the men should call again the following week. The manager, Mr. Cecil Salmen, was suspicious, and immediately informed the police and military. A week later Warnes called and settled that Salmen would go to the camp on August 2nd to measure the Germans. He went accordingly. One German took him to a building, where he measured him. Warne came across and said, “Make your own arrangements.” The military were watching, and one German had confided to a soldier that he should escape if he saw the chance. The Court found Warnes guilty and Trim not guilty. Sentence was deferred.

 

WEDDING. – At St. Mary’s Baptist Church on Thursday, the marriage took place pf Private William J. Mildred, of the Suffolk Regiment, and Miss Gertrude M. Philpot, the Rev. J. Glynn Edwards officiating, assisted by the Rev. Frank V. Mildred, of Southampton (brother of the bridegroom). Besides immediate relatives there were a large number of friends in the Church, for both the bride and bridegroom have been active workers in connection with St. Mary’s Church, while their parents have been in membership there for many years. An interesting feature of the ceremony was the presence of the children of the Primary Department of the Sunday School, under the leadership of Miss Janet Gould. As the bride and bridegroom passed down the aisle of the church the Primary scholars scattered flowes in their path. The bride, who was prettily attired and was attended by two bridesmaids (Miss Ada Philpot and Miss Ina Mildred) was given away by her father, Mr. Charles Philpot, while Prvt. Arthur Ramsbottom, R.A.M.C., acted as best man. Mr. Richard Lowne, A.R.C.O., officiated at the organ. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Mildred have been the recipients of a large number of wedding gifts.

 

MiC for Private 290804 William J. Mildred, Suffolk Regiment Depot.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4043339

(See also marriage announcement in the same edition)

 

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On 9/6/2017 at 18:58, PRC said:

Eastern Daily Press Thursday September 6, 1917

LOCAL MEN IN CASUALTY LISTS................................................................................

 

Mrs. J. Edwards, of Mill Road, Mattishall, has received news that her husband, Private James Edwards, of the Suffolks, was killed in action on the last Monday in August. It is just over a year ago that Mrs. Edwards’ son was also killed in action.

 

James Edwards – no obvious match on CWGC. (One Suffolks man died 1918 aged 21 so wouldn’t have a grown up son).

 

 

Am very new here but, as a North Norfolk resident, following this thread with great interest. Firstly, many thanks for all of your tireless efforts with researching & posting what you have discovered.

 

By way of a small contribution, to assist with your records, I've managed to solve the above conundrum, as follows:

 

Pte. Edwards was one James William Edwards (29343) of the 1/8th Royal Warwickshires, but formerly of the Suffolks (45346), who was killed on Monday 27th August, 1917.

 

Commerated at Tyne Cot: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1631020/edwards,-james/

 

His son...although James Edwards wasn't the lad's biological father (his wife, Sarah, was formerly Smith):

 

Pte. James Smith (13823) of the 8th Norfolk Regiment, who was killed on the night of 30th June/!st July, on The Somme & buried at Carnoy:

 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/293295/smith,-/

 

Please see the excellent page at: http://www.mattishall-village.co.uk/mattishall-war-dead-1.htm

 

Best wishes & please keep up the great work!

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On ‎10‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 12:58, Vlaamse Verhalen said:

 

By way of a small contribution, to assist with your records, I've managed to solve the above conundrum, as follows:

 

Pte. Edwards was one James William Edwards (29343) of the 1/8th Royal Warwickshires, but formerly of the Suffolks (45346), who was killed on Monday 27th August, 1917.

 

Commerated at Tyne Cot: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1631020/edwards,-james/

 

His son...although James Edwards wasn't the lad's biological father (his wife, Sarah, was formerly Smith):

 

Pte. James Smith (13823) of the 8th Norfolk Regiment, who was killed on the night of 30th June/!st July, on The Somme & buried at Carnoy:

 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/293295/smith,-/

 

Best wishes & please keep up the great work!

Thanks for tracking down those two  - really appreciated. My main focus is the transcription, so if time gets short then trying to marry up the press report with other records will be the first thing to go.

 

Anyway - be careful what you wish what :-)

 

Eastern Daily Press Monday September 10, 1917

 

THE LATE CAPT. W.M. BANBURY.

 

The many friends in the Eastern Counties of Mr. and Mrs. Banbury will regret to see that their eldest son, Capt. William Michael Banbury, was killed on August 17th while gallantly attempting to get a wounded man under cover. Capt. Banbury, who was an old Etonian, and for three years in the Norfolk Artillery Militia, commanded by the Earl of Leicester, entered the Rifle Brigade in 1906. He was on the reserve of that regiment from 1912 to 1914. He rejoined for active service in August, 1914, and was appointed to a service battalion.

 

(Photograph).

 

Capt. Banbury was a first-class horseman, good cricketer, and a fine all-round sportsman. He had, in spite of his great height (6 ft 5 in) come through the war unwounded, and had much distinguished himself in the recent fighting.

 

His colonel’s letter speaks of him thus:-

 

He did splendidly on the 31st of July. We were terribly shelled coming up last night, and he sent his company on and stayed behind to look after a wounded man, and was hit by a shell and killed instantly. He was beloved by officers and men, and his loss to me is irreparable – always cheery and brave as a lion. The success we gained on the 31st of July was largely due to his gallant leading, and the memory of him as died is an example for all.

 

Mr. Banbury, the father of the deceased, is a well-known shot, and for many years rented places in Norfolk, amongst others Buckenham Hall, Brandon, where he lived for a long period. Mrs. Banbury is a daughter of the late Admiral Sir William King Hall, and sister of the two admirals of the same name.

 

The deceased captain, who was 32 years of age, was cousin of Sir Frederick Banbury, M.P., whose only son, Captain C.W. Banbury, Coldstream Guards, was killed early in the war.

 

Captain William Michael V. Banbury, aged 32, 16th Bn Rifle Brigade. Died 17/08/1917. Buried Voormezeele Enclosures No.1 and No. 2. Son of Edward and Frances Mary Banbury, of 60, Eaton Place, Eaton Square, London.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/104421/banbury,-william-michael-v./

 

LOCAL MEN IN CASUALTY LISTS………………………………………………

 

Mr. and Mrs. D. Morse, Stalham, have received information that their second son, Bandsman Robert George Morse, Warwicks, has died of wounds. Bandsman Morse previous to the war was a clerk in the employ of the M. and G.N. Railway Company at Stalham, where his father is the stationmaster. He was educated at the Paston Grammar School, North Walsham.

 

News has been received that Private W. Proctor, Northumberland Fusiliers, was killed in action on September 3rd. He was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Proctor, of Damgate Street, Wymondham. He leaves a widow and one child. Mr. and Mrs. Proctor have four other sons in the Army.

 

Official notification has been received by Mr. and Mrs. James Carpenter, Beck Row, Lakenheath, that their son, Private H.J. Carpenter, Royal West Surrey Regiment, was wounded on August 18th.

 

Willie Myhill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Myhill, of Caudell Green Farm, Carbrooke, has been wounded.

 

News has been received that Private R. Claxton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Claxton, of Saham Toney, has been wounded.

 

It is officially reported that John Shingfield, of Shropham, has been wounded.

 

Private 201443 Robert George Morse, aged 20, 2nd/5th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried at White House Cemetery, St, Jean-les-Ypres. Son of David John and Martha Ann Morse, of St. John's Rd., Stalham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/454820/morse,-robert-george/

 

Probably Private 204037 W. Proctor, 27th (Tyneside Irish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Buried at Templeux-le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/337294/proctor,-/

SDGW – William Herbert Proctor, born Bury St. Edmunds, enlisted Norwich.

Possibly MiC for Private 21798 H J Carpenter, Royal West Surrey Regiment Depot.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1705082

 

Too many William Myhill’s and R. Claxton’s with MiCs. No matches on CWGC.

 

No obvious MiC for John Shingfield. No match on CWGC.

MARRIAGES……………………………………………. 

SUGGARS – PENNYMORE – September 8, at St. John and All Saints, Old Lakenham, Norwich, by the Rev. A.E. Gates, Sergeant Augustus George Suggars, fifth son of Mr. and Mrs. Suggars, of London, to Winifred Lucy, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Pennymore, 138, Hall Road, Norwich.

 

Probably MIC for Corporal 511350 Augustus G Suggars, London Regiment. No match on CWGC.http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5434929

DEATHS.

 

BERWICKWilliam George, Second Class Stoker, R.N., the only beloved son of William and Lucy Berwick, of William IV, Quebec Road, Norwich, killed at Chatham, September 3rd, aged 21. Sadly missed. Repeated from the Saturday edition.

 

EDWARDS – August 26, died in hospital abroad, Driver Arthur A. Edwards, R.F.A., the dearly beloved husband of Ruth Edwards, of 197, Queen’s Road, Norwich, aged 24. From his sorrowing Wife.

 

MACKLEY – September 3rd, died of pneumonia, Private Bernard W. Mackley, Cambs. Regiment, eldest dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Mackley, 38, Eade Road, Norwich, aged 20.

 

TODD – August 27, died abroad from malaria, Noel Austen, West Surreys, dearly loved younger son of the late Charles Edgar Todd, and of Mrs. E. Todd, 33, Kingsley Road, Norwich, aged 29 years. Repeated from the Saturday edition.

 

Driver 895427 A. Edwards, 388th Battery, RFA. Died 26/08/1917. Buried Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/509785/edwards,-/

SDGW – Driver Arthur Edwards born and enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 328178 Bernard Walter Mackley, aged 20, 1st Bn. Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 03/09/1917. Buried Godewaersvelde British Cemetery. Son of Walter Thomas and Rosa E. Mackley, of 38, Eade Rd., Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/23945/mackley,-bernard-walter/

 

KILLED IN ACTION.

 

ADCOCK – Killed in action, August 16, 1917, Private William Adcock, Essex Regiment, dearly loved eldest son of Mrs. Adcock, 169, Sprowston Road, Norwich, aged 36. From his sorrowing Mother, Sisters, and Brother.

 

ANDERSON – August 27, killed in action, Private Levi (Lee) Anderson, Suffolks, dearly loved husband of Ellen Anderson, of the Lord Nelson, Nelson Street, Norwich. From his sorrowing Wife.

 

PLUNKETT – Lance-Corporal A.R. Plunkett, 6, Rosebury Road, New Catton, Norwich, killed in action, August 29th, aged 21. Deeply mourned by Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brother.

 

LUBBOCK – In proud and loving memory of our dear son, Private .O.A.V. Lubbock, of the Lancashire Fusiliers, who was killed in action on August 16th, 1917, aged 19.

 

NUDDS – July 28, killed in action, Gunner W.H. Nudds, R.F.A., only loved son of the late William Nudds and Emma Nudds, Dunston.

 

RUDD – In ever loving memory of Private Fountain Willam Rudd, only surviving son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudd, who was killed in action, July 31st, 1917.

          Sadly missed by his sorrowing Father, Mother, and Sisters.

 

WILLSEA – Killed in action, August 16, 1917, William S., youngest dearly loved son of the late Mrs. and Joshua Willsea, 23, Oak Street, Norwich, aged 26(?)

WILLSEA – Killed in action, August 16, Private William Willsea, Essex Regiment, the dearly beloved husband of Clara Willsea, 45, Sussex Street, Norwich, aged 26(?).  Deeply mourned by his sorrowing Wife and little Girl.

WILLSEA - Killed in action, August 16, Private William Willsea, Essex Regiment, aged 26(?). From his sorrowing Sisters, Brothers, and Sisters-in-law.

 

Private 41605 William George Adcock, aged 36, 1st Bn. Essex Regiment. Died 16/08/1917. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.  Son of Mrs. Helen Adcock, of 169, Sprowston Rd., Norwich, and the late Henry Adcock.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/845728/adcock,-william-george/

 

Private 41172 Levi Anderson, 11th Bn. Suffolk Regiment. Died 26/08/1917.

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/773585/anderson,-levi/

SDGW – born and enlisted Norwich.

 

Lance Corporal G/21853 A R Plunkett, aged 21, 10th Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Died 29/08/1917. Buried at Somer Farm Cemetery. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Plunkett, of 6, Rosebery Rd., New Catton, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/449045/plunkett,-/

 

Private 30744 Owen Albert Lubbock, 9th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 16/08/1917. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/833298/lubbock,-owen-albert/

SDGW – born Southrepps, Norfolk, resident Norfolk enlisted Windsor, Berkshire.

 

Gunner 124136 William Henry Nudds, aged 27, 33rd Division Ammunition Column, RFA. Died 28/07/1917. Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery. He was the only son of William and Emma Nudds, of Dunston, Norwich; husband of Edith H. Stolworthy (formerly Nudds), of Egmere Cottage, Beeston Rd., Sheringham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/90164/nudds,-william-henry/

(also in Norwich Mercury, Saturday 8th September).

 

Private 43530 Fountain William Rudd, 7th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 31/07/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/920990/rudd,-fountain-william/

SDGW – born Great Bircham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 41960 William Sidney Willsea, 1st Bn. Essex Regiment. Died 16/08/1917.

Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/875247/willsea,-william-sidney/

SDGW – Born, resident and enlisted Norwich.

 

DIED OF WOUNDS……………………………

 

DANIELS – August 21, died of wounds, Private William F. Daniels, Machine Gun Corps, aged 21, dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Daniels, 25, Cricket Ground Road, Lakenham, Norwich.

          From his sorrowing Mother, Father, Brothers, and Sisters.

 

Private 71949 William Arthur Daniels, aged 21, 114th Company MGC. Died 21/08/1917. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Thomas William and Alice Emma Daniels, of 25, Cricket Ground Rd., Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/842303/daniels,-william-arthur/

 

IN MEMORIAM………………………………………….

 

BRIGGS – In memory of Private John Edward Briggs, of Poringland, killed in action September 4th, 1916, in France.

          From his Father, Mother, and Brothers.

 

COPLAND – In ever loving memory of Private Walter A. Copland, killed in action, September 9th, 1916. 

From his sorrowing Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brothers.

 

COTTRELL – In loving memory of our dear son, Richard Charles Cottrell, who was killed in action on September 9th, 1916, aged 25.

          Gone but not forgotten

From loving Father and Mother, Sisters and Brothers.

 

FISH – In ever loving memory of Private William Frederick Fish, who was killed in action September 9th, 1916 (previously reported missing).

 From his sorrowing Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brother (serving in France).

 

FISH – In loving memory of my dear brother Willie, who was killed in action September 9th, 1916 (previously reported missing). From his sorrowing Sister Lily, Seacombe, Cheshire.

 

LAKE – In loving memory of Private W. Lake, Norfolk Yeomanry, killed in action September 10th, 1916.

          Gone but not forgotten.

From Mother, Brothers, Sisters.

 

MARSHALL – In loving memory of Private Walter James Marshall, Northamptonshire Regiment (formerly Cyclists), the dearly loved third son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Marshall, 29, Jubilee Terrace, City Road, Norwich, killed in action in France, 9th September, 1916, aged 19.

From Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brothers.

 

WYMER – In affectionate and loving remembrance of Arthur, the dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wymer, of Filby, who fell in action, in France, September 9th, 1916, Northamptonshire Regiment (late Cyclists), aged 25.

From his loving Mother, Father, Sisters, and Brothers.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Plunkett and family, 6, Rosebery Road, Norwich, wish to thank all kind friends for sympathy in their sad bereavement.

 

Probably Private 43102 Edward John Briggs, aged 20, 1st Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 04/09/1916. Son of John and Mary Ann Briggs, of Poringland, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/764861/briggs,-edward-john/

 

Private 43372 Walter Albert Copland, aged 23, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 09/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of George and May Copland, of 15, St. Edmund Rd., Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/759417/copland,-walter-albert/

 

Private 437967 Richard Charles Cottrell, 2nd Bn. Canadian Infantry, Died 09/09/1916. Remembered on the Vimy Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1566672/cottrell,-richard-charles/

Canadian Service Records – born Wood Dalling. Next of kin, Father, lived Wood Dalling Norfolk.

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B2038-S001

 

Private G/14794 William Frederick Fish, 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 09/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/751948/fish,-william-frederick/

 

Probably Private 43355 Wilfred Lake, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 10/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/799022/lake,-wilfred/

SDGW -  Born Wood Norton, Norfolk, enlisted North Walsham, Norfolk. Formerly 1520, Norfolk Yeomanry.

 

Private 43469 Walter James Marshall, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 09/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/804895/marshall,-walter-james/

 

Lance Corporal 43447 Arthur Wymer, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 09/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1556305/wymer,-arthur/

 

See A.R. Plunkett in the “Killed in Action” section  above.

 

LIEUT. R.H. PARTRIDGE KILLED…………………………………….. 

 

Lieut. Robert H. Partridge, of the Norfolks, has been killed. The deceased officer, who was 23 years of age was the only son of Mr. F.H. Partridge, solicitor of King’s Lynn and Hunstanton, and Registrar of Lynn County Court. He was educated at Gresham’s School and at Cambridge, where he took the LL.B. degree. He was articled to his father, but on the outbreak of war joined the Norfolks, and saw service in the Dardanelles. He was at the Suvla Bay landing, and later went to Egypt.

 

Captain Robert Henry Partridge, aged 27, 1st/5th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 04/09/1917. Buried at Gaza War Cemetery. Son of Frederick Henry and Elizabeth Partridge (ne'e Birdsall), of "St. Helier," Hunstanton, Norfolk. Born at King's Lynn.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/651016/partridge,-robert-henry/

 

FLYING OFFICER’S DEATH…………………………….. 

 

The death took place in a Norfolk hospital on Saturday of Lieut. F.B.A. Anderson, R.F.C., who sustained injuries in landing on the previous Monday.

 

Probably Second Lieutenant B H Anderson, Royal Flying Corps and General List, died 08/09/1917. Buried King’s Lynn Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2802884/anderson,-/

The GRO death index for England and Wales shows a 19 year old Frances B H Anderson whose death was recorded in the Kings Lynn District of Norfolk in Q3, 1917.

 

RAID EMERGENCIES………………………………………….. 

 

A NEW ARRANGEMENT.

 

The public of Norwich will in future be subject to fresh lighting arrangements on occasions of night air raids. Hitherto all places with electric light installed have been plunged into darkness, but the new order which the authorities have decided upon provides that the electric light shall not be completely cut off, but instead a minimum current will be allowed so that people will have some light without the trouble of resorting to lamps and candles.

 

The Chief-Constable of Norwich (Mr. J.H. Dain) speaking to a Press representative on the subject on Saturday, explained that the light which the Electricity Works would give in case of emergency at night would not be sufficient to enable people to read or write, but it would allow them to conveniently move about their houses. He was sure the public would regard this as a much more convenient method of lighting, and at the same time there would not be such a bright light as given from lamps or candles. The Chief-Constable also had a word to say about lights in houses in the suburbs of the city. Complaints, he said, were continually reaching him of suburban residents failing to strictly comply with the lightning regulations. They made provision to conceal their lights, he knew, but there was a great deal of carelessness shown. Mr. Dain expressed the hope that the public would give this matter strict consideration, and not show any diminished care. If the lighting regulations were not complied with the only alternative would be to take severe measures against the offenders. As to people who had gas installation in their homes, and they represented two-thirds of the city, it still remained for them to take the same steps as heretofore.

 

NORWICH MOTOR ACCIDENT SEQUEL………………………….. 

 

CAUSED BY DIFFICULT TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.

 

At Norwich Police-court on Saturday, before Dr. Beverley (chairman) and Mr. G. Cleverly.

 

Arthur Charles Sadd, merchant, of The Beeches, Loddon, was summoned for driving a motor car in a manner dangerous to the public in King Street, on August 24th. Mr. E. Reeve represented the defendant, who pleaded not guilty.

 

James Robertson, a private in a Scottish Regiment, said he was in King Street early on the evening of the 24th August, and when walking on the edge of the kerb near Morgans Brewery he was knocked down by a motor car. The car was driven by the defendant. The mudguard of the car caught witness. He heard a horn sounded, and in his opinion defendant drove in a dangerous manner by driving so near to the kerb.  He was struck in the right thigh. Witness asked a man from the car for his name and address, but he refused to give it. He could not swear the defendant was the man he spoke to.

 

Cross-examined­ – At the time the car struck him a vehicle was passing in the opposite direction. It was carrying an aeroplane.

 

James Fenwick, a private, who was with the previous witness, also gave evidence. He too was struck by the car on the right arm and shoulder. He did not step off the path and considered the car could have cleared him. He heard no horn. The car pulled up after it had gone about 15 or 20 yards. Just before witness was hit by the car Robertson had stepped back a pace or two. He could not say what happened to him.

 

James Hart, a civilian witness, considered the witness “cut it very fine,” although he had “very little to spare.” He (witness) did not actually see the car hit the soldiers. A motor lorry carrying an aeroplane obstructed his view.

 

Mr. Reeve thought the magistrates would come to the conclusion that this unfortunate incident was a pure accident. Defendant was driving very carefully and sounded his hooter again and again. The evidence would show that in order to clear passing traffic Mr. Sadd had to drive very near to the pavement. He stopped his car when he had seen the men were hit, and caused an inquiry to be made of the men by his chief clerk. The soldier did not ask for his name and address.

 

Defendant in the box said he had driven this particular car about 7000 miles, including considerable driving in large twowns. At the time the accident happened he was on low speed, and because of the traffic at the time was continually sounding his hooter. When near Morgans Brewery he passed a lorry with part of an aeroplane protruding from the rear of the vehicle. As he passed the lorry the driver slightly turned the lorry which caused witness to draw nearer still to the pavement. He knew the car struck the man, and he pulled up and sent his clerk to see if the men were hurt and if there was anything he could do for them.

 

Edward Frederick Shreeve, chief clerk to the defendant, and who was motoring with Mr. Sadd, also gave evidence. He considered defendant drove with all possible care; it was the conditions of the traffic at the time that caused him to drive so near to the pavement.

 

The Bench decided that although it was a proper case to be brought before the court, the traffic conditions at the time caused defendant to drive close to the pavement. In their opinion it was a pure accident that the soldiers were hit, and therefore the case would be dismissed.

 

LOWESTOFT. (Local News)………………………………………. 

 

NAVAL ENGINEER’S FUNERAL. – On Saturday afternoon the funeral of a Lowestoft man, a victim of the German air raid at Chatham, took place with naval honours at Lowestoft Cemetery. The deceased was Charles Arthur Clarke, aged 29, naval engineer, who resided at St. Margaret’s Road, Lowestoft. The Rev. E.A. Bennett, superintendent Wesleyan minister, officiated. The coffin, covered with the Union Jack, and wreaths, was conveyed on a gun carriage, a number of bluejackets bringing up the rear. Four of the family mourners were naval men. “The “Last Post” was sounded at the conclusion of the service.

 

Engineman 3760/ES Charles Alfred Clarke, aged 29. Served HMS Pembroke, RNR. Buried Lowestoft (Beccles Road) Cemetery. Son of William and Jane Clarke; husband of Clara Agnes Clarke, of 84, Queens Rd., Lowestoft. Born at Lowestoft.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/397561/clarke,-charles-alfred/

 

THETFORD.

 

The funeral of Frederick Diver, of the Royal Navy, who was killed in a recent air raid on the east coast, took place at Thetford Cemetery on Saturday, amid every manifestation of sympathy and respect. Previous to joing the Navy, about fifteen months ago, deceased was employed at the Brewery. He was one of the survivors of the Vanguard crew being home on leave at the time of the explosion. He leaves a widow and three small children. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. J. Elvan, Senior Chaplain to the Forces, and was of a full military character. The cortege was preceded by the Band of the Sherwood Foresters, members of a Middlesex Regiment, Royal Engineers and the Flying Corps. The Thetford Town Scouts were present, under Scoutmaster Palmer, and the District Commissioner (Mr. J. Edgell) was also present. Inspector Vincent represented the police. In addition to relatives there were present six of the employees from the Brwery. The body was enclosed in an elm coffin, with brass furniture, and on the breast plate was the inscription, “Frederick Diver, died 3rd September, 1917.” At the close of the service three volleys were fired over the grave, and the “Last Post” sounded.

 

Stoker 1st Class K/33593 F I Diver, HMS Pembroke, RN. Died 03/09/1917. Buried Thetford Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2803484/diver,-/

WW1 Naval Casualties records Stoker 1st Class Frederic Isaac Diver was born Thetford 04/07/1888. Next of kin was his widow, Ethel, of 42 Castle Street, Thetford.

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Eastern Daily Press Tuesday September 11, 1917

 

MARRIAGES……………………………………………… 

 

CULYER – BARTON – At Silloth Church, Cumberland, Lce-Corporal Frank H. Culyer, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Culyer, of Norwich, to Evelyn, second daughter of Mr. and the late Mrs. Barton, of Silloth.

 

ELLIS – FISHER – September 8, by licence, at Christ Church, Catton, by the Rev. T.E. Platten. Sec.-A.M. John Holttum, Royal Flying Corps, B.E.F., youngest son of the late John Ellis, of Wangford, to Beatrice Maud, youngest daughter of the late John Fisher, 119, Magdalen Road, Norwich.

 

HUNT – PALMER – September 8, at Prince’s Street Church, by the Rev. W. Griffith Jenkins, B.A., Albert R. Hunt (Royal Naval Air Service), son of Mr. George Hunt, of Aylsham, to Dora Worman Palmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Palmer, of 1, Portersfield Road, Norwich.

 

WOODS-HILL – LITTLE – September 8, at the Parish Church, Esher, by the Rev. H.J. Hensman, C.F., Lieut. S. Woods-Hill, R.E. (T.), to Ida Little, of Aylsham, Norfolk.

  

There are MiCs for at least two F.H. Culyers, and of course the man who married may have been home service only. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_col=200&_cr1=WO+372&_hb=tna&_q=Private+F*+Culyer

 

There were two other rank J.H. Ellis’ who transferred from the RFC to the RAF when it came into being in February 1918. There is no obvious CWGC match.

 

No match on CWGC for Albert Hunt.

 

The National Archive holds WW1 Officers records for a Lieutenant Samuel Woods Hill, Royal Engineers under reference WO 374/33475

The date range however is shown as 1914 – 1917. There is no match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C703606

 

(DEATHS)

 

MACKLEY – September 3rd, died of pneumonia, Private Bernard W. Mackley, Cambs. Regiment, eldest dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Mackley, 38, Eade Road, Norwich, aged 20. Repeated from the Monday edition.

 

TODD – August 27, died abroad from malaria, Noel Austen, West Surreys, dearly loved younger son of the late Charles Edgar Todd, and of Mrs. E. Todd, 33, Kingsley Road, Norwich, aged 29 years.

Repeated from the Saturday and Monday editions.

 

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(KILLED IN ACTION.)

ANDERSON – August 27, killed in action, Private Levi (Lee) Anderson, Suffolks, dearly loved husband of Ellen Anderson, of the Lord Nelson, Nelson Street, Norwich. From his sorrowing Wife. Repeated from the Monday edition.

 

ARTERTON – Killed in action, August 19, 1917, Corporal John Arterton, youngest dearly loved son of Mr. William and Mrs. E. Arterton, of Lamas, aged 26.

Mother and Father, and Sister and Brothers.

 

CHARLISH – July 29, killed in action, Private Robert J. Charlish, the dearly loved youngest son of James and Mrs. Charlish, of Rackheath, aged 20 years,

Silently mourned by all.

 

LUBBOCK – In proud and loving memory of our dear son, Private .O.A.V. Lubbock, of the Lancashire Fusiliers, who was killed in action on August 16th, 1917, aged 19. Repeated from the Monday edition.

 

MICHETTE – Killed in action, August 21, 1917, Private Reggie Michette (Glosters), dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Michette, 2 Loyalty Court, St. Stephen’s Street, Norwich, aged 21.       

From his sorrowing Father, Mother, Sister, and Brothers.

 

PLUNKETT – Lance-Corporal A.R. Plunkett, 6, Rosebury Road, New Catton, Norwich, killed in action, August 29th, aged 21.

        Deeply mourned by Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brother. Repeated from the Monday edition.

 

PLUNKETT – In loving memory of my dear brother, Lance Corporal A.R. Plunkett, of the Royal Fusiliers, killed in action, August 28th, 1917, aged 22.

From his loving Sister Kate and Brother-in-law Albert. See the Monday edition for other notices.

 

SMITH – Killed in action, September 11th, 1916, George, the beloved nephew of Mr. and Mrs. G. Curson, the White House Farm, Daffy Green, Scarning, aged 22. From his loving Aunt and Uncle.

 

STEVENSON – Killed in action, 31st July, 1917, Private Charles E. Stevenson, Royal Sussex Regiment, aged 20; and on August 26th, Private Bertie Stevenson, Bedford Regiment, aged 19; dearly loved sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Stevenson, of Hellesdon, late of Drayton.

From their sorrowing Mother, Father, Sisters, and Brothers (4 on active service)

 

Probably Corporal 202608 J. Arterton, 2nd/7th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Died 19/08/1917. Buried White House Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/454323/arterton,-/

SDGW records John Arterton was born Aylsham, Norfolk, resident Lammas, Norwich, and enlisted Aylsham.

 

Private G/11632 Robert James Charlish, aged 20, 11th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 29/07/1917. Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. Son of James H. C. and Lydia Charlish, of 8, Rackheath, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/142073/charlish,-robert-james/

 

Private 202252 Reginald Philip Michette, aged 21, 2nd/4th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 21/08/1917. Son of William Louis and Rachel Michette, of 2, Loyalty Court, St. Stephen's St., Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1635159/michette,-reginald-philip/

 

No clear match for George Smith. A possible is Private 20414 G Smith, 2nd Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on the 11/09/1916 and is buried at Vermelles British Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/252514/smith,-/

SDGW has that soldier recorded as a George Smith who was born Wells-next-the Sea, Norwich and enlisted Norwich.

 

Private G/9362 Charles Evan Stevenson, 13th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 31/07/1917 and remembered on the Tyne Cot War Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/914936/stevenson,-charles-evan/

SDGW has him as born Wymondham and enlisted Norwich.

 

DIED OF WOUNDS.

 

ARMES – Died of wounds September 3rd, Private B.J. Armes, the dearly beloved husband of Ethel Armes, Roache’s Court, Elm Hill, Norwich, aged 33. Norfolk Regiment. From his sorrowing Wife and Children.

 

ARMES – Died of wounds September 3rd, Private B.J. Armes, Norfolk Regiment, the dearly-beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Armes, Kett’s Hill, Norwich, aged 33.

From Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brothers.

 

DANIELS – August 31, died of wounds, Private William A. Daniels, Machine Gun Corps, aged 21, dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Daniels, 25, Cricket Ground Road, Lakenham, Norwich. Repeated from the Monday edition.

 

DANIELS – August 31, died of wounds, Private William A. Daniels, Machine Gun Corps, aged 21, dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Daniels, 25, Cricket Ground Road, Lakenham, Norwich.  From Amy. Repeated from the Monday edition.

 

Private 29878 Bertram James Armes, aged 33, “A” Company 8th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 03/09/1917. Buried Rosary Cemetery, Norwich.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Armes, of Ketts Hill, Norwich; husband of Ethel M. Armes, of 4, Roaches Court, Elm Hill, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2803369/armes,-bertram-james/

 

4535489231_8b7b16e83b_n.jpgBertram Armes - Norfolk Regiment - 1917 by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

IN MEMORIAM.

 

RICHES – In loving memory of Edgar C.Riches, Grenadier Guards, dearly loved second son of Mrs. Riches and the late Mr. H. Riches, Banham, died of wounds received in action, September 11, 1916, aged 19.

 

WEBSTER – In loving memory of Private R. Webster, Royal Irish Regiment, killed in action September 9th, 1916, in his 25th year.

From his sorrowing Mother, Father, Sisters and Brothers, two serving in Egypt, and brother-in-law in France.

 

Mrs. B.J. Armes and Mr. and Mrs. Armes, 55, Ketts Hill, Norwich, wish to thank all friends for their kind sympathy in their sad bereavement.

See “Killed in Action” above.

 

Private 22285 Edgar Charles Riches, aged 19, 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards. Died 11/09/1916. Buried Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, (on Concentration). Son of the late Herbert and Annabella Riches, of The Pen, Banham, Attleborough, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/246079/riches,-edgar-charles/

 

Private 9024 Robert Webster, aged 25, 6th Bn. Royal Irish Regiment. Died 09/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Webster, of 35, Cavalry St., Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/820132/webster,-robert/

 

WHISSONSETT OFFICER WINS THE MILITARY CROSS…………….

 

Friends of Lieutenant Walter Hammond, of Whissonsett, will be interested to hear he has been awarded the Military Cross for distinguished bravery in action on August 10th last. The official record, as stated by the major-general in his message of congratulation to the officer, is as follows: - “I wish to place on record my appreciation of your courage on the 10th August 1917, when you led a raiding party with great courage and dash against enemy concrete dugouts, which were strongly held. You shot the sergeant-major in charge and by your fine leadership compelled a number of the enemy to surrender and returned to your trench under heavy fire with your prisoners.” Lieutenant Hammond had been at the front only six weeks when he won the decoration, and is the youngest son of the late Mr. W. Hammond and of Mrs. Hammond, of Mill Lane, Whissonsett.

 

A supplement to the London Gazette of the 26 September 1917 has a long list of awards, including a T/2nd Lt. Walter Hammond, attached Middlesex Regiment.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30308/supplement/9975/data.pdf

 

I could not find an obvious MiC or Officers records held for him. Nor was there an obvious CWGC entry.

 

AVIATOR’S DEATH IN NORFOLK……………………….

 

A Norfolk Coroner on Monday investigated the circumstances attending the death of Second- Lieut. Francis Brian Hallam Anderson, of the Royal Flying Corps. Evidence was given to the effect thar deceased met with a mishap when landing on Monday in last week. He was picked up unconscious and conveyed to hospital. He remained unconscious until he died on Saturday afternoon. Death was due to concussion of the brain. It was stated that the accident happened on the day before the deceased attained his 19th birthday. Major B.E. Smythies stated that deceased was a good pilot of considerable experience. He was a sensible officer, very keen, and loved his work. An eye-witness of the accident deposed that deceased showed great presense of mind and skill, but was too near the ground to recover. A verdict of “Accidental death while flying” was returned.

 

See Monday edition for brief record of crash.

 

MALCOLM CASE AT OLD BAILEY…………………………………..

 

MRS. BRETT CROSS-EXAMINED

 

THE DEAD MAN’S REVOLVER.

HIS LIAISON WITH A GERMAN WOMAN.

 

Yesterday, at the Central Criminal Court, Lieut. Douglas Malcolm, R.A., 34, formerly a London jute merchant, was indicted for the wilful murder of Anton Baumberg, alias Count de Borch, at a boarding-house in Porchester Place, on August 14th.

 

Mr. Muir and Mr. Percival Clarke were the counsel for the prosecution, Sir John Simon and Mr. H.D. Roome defended, and Sir M. Marshall Hall held a watching brief for an interested party.

 

Prisoner pleaded not guilty to the indictment. He was a handsome man of soldierly bearing, and appeared in the dock wearing a dark blue lounge suit. He closely scrutinised the jury while they were being sworn.

 

Mr. Muir opened for the Treasury.  The prisoner had married in June, 1914, and, after obtaining his commission, went to France, leaving his wife behind. She became acquainted with Baumberg. Returning from the front in July, prisoner found his wife with Baumberg at a cottage owned by a Mrs. Brett, at New Milton, Hampshire, and he very severely thrashed the man, subsequently challenging him to a duel, which Baumberg declined. On August 14th, having discovered Baumberg’s address, prisoner went to the Porchester Place boarding-house, and there killed Baumberg by firing four shots at him from a revolver. Up to that very time prisoner professed to believe in his wife’s honour. Counsel was sure the jury would not be asked to administer “the unwritten law.” No provocation could justify murder.

 

His Lordship – Except perhaps the sudden admission by a wife of an act of adultery.

 

Mr. Muir said all the facts proved the slaying of Baumberg to have been deliberate.

 

Mrs. Violet Brett (Bunny) widow of the late Captain Brett, was the first witness called, and she said she was introduced to Mrs. Malcolm one day while she was walking down Piccadilly.

 

She saw “Count de Borch” approaching her, and she stopped to ask him to return a book. The “count” then introduced her to Mrs. Malcolm, who was with him.

 

She described the unexpected arrival of the prisoner at New Milton, when he found deceased and Mrs. Malcolm together, and the scene that followed.

 

When Malcolm came downstairs, she asked him what had happened. “He asked,” said witness, “if it was true about his wife.”

 

Mr. Clarke – If what was true?

 

Witness – Well, it was a delicate question. He said, “Has this man” well – “dishonoured my wife?” I said, “As far as I know, no, decidly not.” She saw the “count” and Mrs. Malcolm afterwards at her flat. “They came against my wishes,” she said. “I asked them not to come. I didn’t want a repetition of what had happened before.” She became a close friend of Mrs. Malcolm, who was a very charming woman. She called her Dorothie and Mrs. Malcolm called her “Bunny.”

 

Sir J. Simon – Did you gather or infer before they came to Hampshire that Borch was making love to Mrs. Malcolm? – No.

You had no idea of that? – No.

If you had you would never have encouraged or countenanced it? – Certainly not. The first night was spent at the Milton Hotel and the next day they moved into the cottage.

Sir. J. Simon – Are there eight bedrooms in your cottage? – Yes.

What time did prisoner arrive? – At a quarter to three in the afternoon.

When you saw Borch after the thrashing was he wearing pyjamas? – No.

What was Mrs. Malcolm wearing? = A sort of matinee.

I don’t know what that is. Was she wearing a dressing gown? – Yes.

And what was the Count wearing? – His underwear; not his pyjamas. He was half dressed.

It must have been a great shock to you? – It was.

To see them like that in his room must have been a very great shock to you? – It was.

You were satisfied nothing wrong had occurred, and you told Malcolm so? – Yes.

You realised it was undesirable that you should leave Mrs. Malcolm and the Count together afterwards? – Yes.

Referring to Malcolm’s statement that if his wife was in France he could look after her, Sir J. Simon said quietly, “She needed protection, madam, didn’t she?”

Witness did not answer.

“Don’t you think so?” said counsel.

Again there was no answer and the question was repeated.

“I don’t follow you, sir” said Mrs. Brett.

“Very well”, remarked Sir John, “we will let that question go by.”

Witness then told of finding Mrs. Malcolm and the “Count” at her flat. I said to Borch, “What are you going to do with this lady?”

He replied, “I love her very, very much.” I said, “You may get her divorced, but what will you do now.” He replied. “If she will marry me after her divorce, I will marry her. I am devoted to her.”

A moment later Mrs. Brett had a breakdown.

She murmured, “Allow me a moment, please,” and turning away burst into tears. “These people forced their ways on to me,” she sobbed passionately.

 

After she had recovered she said that she believed the “Count” and Mrs. Malcolm were thinking of running away, that they were seeing about passports, and were ordering a lot of clothes.

 

“Mrs. Malcolm said to me,” said witness, “I have written to my husband to divorce me. Nothing you or anyone can say, or advise me will ever make me change my mind.” I said, “I am an older woman than you. Don’t do this.” She replied, “I will not blame you. I blame no one, but I have made up my mind.”

 

“How old is she?” asked the Judge.

“28 or 30,” replied witness.

 

Sir John Simon then put questions which caused a stir in court.

“Did Borch show you a pistol?” he asked.

“He did,” said Mrs. Brett.

About a week before his death? – Yes.

Was it loaded? – Yes. He took the bullets out, and then put them back in again.

Did he tell you that he had brought it in case Malcolm attacked him? – Yes.

Did he say if Malcolm laid a finger on him he would use it? – He did.

It was about the time the “Count” received a letter threatening him that Borch bought the pistol.

 

After a luncheon interval Mrs. Brett was recalled at the request of Sit John Simon, who had held a whispered conversation with the prisoner.

 

Sir J. Simon – On one of the occasions after Mrs. Malcolm and Count de Borch had met at your London flat was there a quarrel between them. – Yes.

Was that not because he had been living with a German woman? – Yes, a friend of de Borch, who had been trying to get a commission in our Army, called to say he could not get the commission because his career went very much againt him. De Borch and Mrs. Malcolm arrived, and she put him through a very severe cross-examination. She asked him whether it was true that he had a liaison with a German woman. He admitted it, and said that she appeared to be German, but was not. Mrs. Malcolm was very upset.

 

Henry St. John Oliver, secretary to the Junior Conservative Club, said that prisoner and he learned of the “Count’s” career from Scotland Yard. Baroness Varnenberg was the name used by the German woman referred to, and the Scotland Yard officials said her real name was Meyer.

 

Sir John – She has since been caught by the French police has she not – Yes, and I understand she has been shot.

 

Violet Edith Piper, maid to Mrs. Malcolm, was asked as to whether prisoner’s wife was going away with Baumberg. She replied that a new trunk was delivered at Mrs. Malcolm’s house. It was initialled “A.B”, and bore a coronet.

 

A witness from 3, Porchester Place described what was heard of the struggle between prisoner and Baumberg. Great commotion was followed by four shots.

 

The Court adjourned till to-day.

 

COLLISION OFF THE LIZARD…………………………………….

 

CAPTAIN AND NINE MEN MISSING.

 

News reached Cardiff yesterday of a serious collision near the Lizard on Saturday night between the Cardiff outward bound steamer Hockwold and another steamer. The Hockwold, which had a cargo of coal, was sunk. Ten members of her crew were rescued and taken on board the other steamer and landed at Cardiff, but the captain and nine men are reported missing. It is thought that they may have been picked up and landed elsewhere.

 

(Norwich News……………………)

 

FUNERAL. – The funeral of 2nd Class Stoker William G. Berwick, R.N., aged 21 years, a victim of the German raid on Chatham, took place at Norwich Cemetery on Monday afternoon. He coffin was conveyed from his home, 33, Quebec Road, on a gun carriage, covered by the Union Jack, and a large number of wreaths. The ceremony was carried with full honours.

 

See the Saturday edition for the death notice.

 

LOCAL MEN IN CASUALTY LISTS………………………………….

 

Mrs. George Kendall, of Elsing, has received intimation that her son, Lance-Corporal

John Kendall, Border Regt., has been wounded. This is the second time Lance-

Corporal Keaton has been wounded.

 

Events had already overtaken this notice. Lance Corporal 21291 J Kendall, aged 24 and serving with the 8th Bn, Border Regiment, died on 07/09/1917. He is buried at Lissenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of Emmeline Kendall, of Meadow Cottage, Elsing, East Dereham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/145345/kendall,-/

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, PRC said:

Eastern Daily Press Tuesday September 11, 1917

(KILLED IN ACTION.)

 

SMITH – Killed in action, September 11th, 1916, George, the beloved nephew of Mr. and Mrs. G. Curson, the White House Farm, Daffy Green, Scarning, aged 22. From his loving Aunt and Uncle.

 

No clear match for George Smith. A possible is Private 20414 G Smith, 2nd Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on the 11/09/1916 and is buried at Vermelles British Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/252514/smith,-/

SDGW has that soldier recorded as a George Smith who was born Wells-next-the Sea, Norwich and enlisted Norwich.

 

 

 

This was definitely a tricky one to track down and confirm.....no surprise, with the surname being Smith! Also adding to the confusion is that two George Smiths from Northamptonshire Battalions died on 11th September, 1916.

 

Private 20414 George Smith from the 2nd Battalion was actually born in Nottingham, and is the soldier at the CWGC link above. You must've almost certainly looked at the correct page on SDGW though, as our Norfolk man is Private 43373 George Smith, of the 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment, buried at Heilly Station Cemetry, Mericourt-L'Abbe:

 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/272552/smith,-/

 

George was born in 1894 to Thomas William and Mary Ann "Polly" Smith (nee Mann), in Wells-next-the-Sea. His father passed away in 1896, and his mother remarried a Richard James West. I'm not certain of the precise link to the Cursons (George & Emily), but George was certainly living with them in West Bradenham, as nephew to Mr. Curson, by the time of the 1911 census, with Emily listed as having also been born in Wells [I suspect that she may have been George Smith's maternal auntie, formerly known as Eliza Mann].

 

Have you visited the memorial at Wells on your travels at all? One of the things that threw me off the scent was the information here on Roll of Honour:

 

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/WellsNextTheSea.html

 

Although they're showing the correct details for our man, who was certainly born & raised in the town, the George F.E. Smith they've referenced those to appears to be a completely different chap, but also from Wells, so i was wondering what's actually recorded on the memorial itself?

 

Here's the CWGC link for the latter, which confirms he was also from Wells, giving me the distinct impression that our chap isn't honoured on any of our local memorials:

 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/27470/smith,-george-frederick-edgar/

 

Best wishes

 

 

Steve

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5 hours ago, Vlaamse Verhalen said:

This was definitely a tricky one to track down and confirm.....no surprise, with the surname being Smith! Also adding to the confusion is that two George Smiths from Northamptonshire Battalions died on 11th September, 1916.

 

Private 20414 George Smith from the 2nd Battalion was actually born in Nottingham, and is the soldier at the CWGC link above. You must've almost certainly looked at the correct page on SDGW though, as our Norfolk man is Private 43373 George Smith, of the 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment, buried at Heilly Station Cemetry, Mericourt-L'Abbe:

 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/272552/smith,-/

 

George was born in 1894 to Thomas William and Mary Ann "Polly" Smith (nee Mann), in Wells-next-the-Sea. His father passed away in 1896, and his mother remarried a Richard James West. I'm not certain of the precise link to the Cursons (George & Emily), but George was certainly living with them in West Bradenham, as nephew to Mr. Curson, by the time of the 1911 census, with Emily listed as having also been born in Wells [I suspect that she may have been George Smith's maternal auntie, formerly known as Eliza Mann].

 

Have you visited the memorial at Wells on your travels at all? One of the things that threw me off the scent was the information here on Roll of Honour:

 

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/WellsNextTheSea.html

 

Although they're showing the correct details for our man, who was certainly born & raised in the town, the George F.E. Smith they've referenced those to appears to be a completely different chap, but also from Wells, so i was wondering what's actually recorded on the memorial itself?

 

Best wishes

 

 

Steve

Mea culpa. Lest haste more speed. I’m using a version of SDGW on Genes Reunited as its bundled into my subscription. About a year ago they turned off the field for the service number on the displayed information, (although you can still search with it !) An e-mail exchange at the time with the Help Desk confirmed it was an accident and they would put it right, etc, etc, but so far no joy. So when I searched for a George Smith with a Norfolk connection who died on the 11th September 1916, I was missing the one key bit of information that would have made me look again at the man I then went on to identify on CWGC.

 

No, as yet I’ve not been to Wells for the purpose of looking at the War Memorial. I would love to one day be able to say I’ve visited and researched them all, but for now I’m prioritising the ones with no online source of information about the names on them.

 

If you check out this photograph taken by someone else on Flickr, you can see George F.E. Smith is almost an after thought – look under “In Memory of”.

 

101582746_4a9e4560e5_m.jpgWar Memorial, Wells Next The Sea, Norfolk by Whipper_snapper, on Flickr

 

Now if George F E was born in Wells next the Sea, the Civil Registration District would have been Walsingham. Checking the Walsingham District for the births of George F* Smiths born between 1837 and 1938, when that District ceased to exist, produces only one likely match – the birth of a George Frederick E Smith was registered in the April to June quarter of 1892. That does not tie in with the Northants Regiment man. Similarly the 1911 Census has a 22 year old George Smith, born Wells, Norfolk, who was single and a Private in the 2nd Battalion, Norfolk, who was recorded in Barracks in Belgaum, India – but his age wouldn’t tie in either.

 

No, that individual on the census would appear to be George Frederick Edgar Smith, aged 18, no occupation, shown, and not recorded as a worker. He was born Wells next the Sea. He was recorded living at a dwelling on Staithe Street, Wells, This was the household of his parents, George Frederick, (48, Maltster + Merchant, an Employer, born Great Ryburgh, Norfolk) and Florence Mary, (43, born Morston, Norfolk). The couple have been married 24 years and have had 4 children, all then still alive. There are also two live in servants.

 

According to an article here the Smiths from Ryburgh were, by 1893, the biggest Maltsters in East Anglia.

http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk/Watermills/gt-ryburgh.html

 

This source has him serving with the Australian Infantry as Private 6084, 2nd Bn AIF and who died 15/08/1918. (Source is a family headstone in Wells Churchyard.)

http://www.britishwargraves.co.uk/page47.htm

 

Which leads us to his service records at the National Archive of Australia. It’s a bid odd – his place of birth is given as “Wales”, England, and he is working as  Farm Hand, but seems to be the same man. His next of kin on enlistment was his father George, living in Wells, Norfolk. His personal effects were signed for by his mother Florence. I’ll leave you to read the file and come to your own conclusions.

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1778213

 

All the best,

Peter

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Eastern Daily Press Wednesday September 12, 1917

 

CAWSTON MANOR RED CROSS HOSPITAL...............................................

 

A special effort for the funds of the Cawston Manor Red Cross Hospital was made by Mrs. J.C. Cheetham, the commandant, and her staff of nurses and helpers, and for the occasion the Town Hall at Aylsham was taken for Friday and Saturday, while a fair, consisting of Dack’s steam horses, was held in the Market Place. Harvest being finished, the event brought a great many people up, and good business was done. In the hall there were stalls for china, baskets, and miscellaneous articles, and a canteen was run by the nurses. Professor Walker gave an entertainment on Friday evening to a crowded and enthusiastic audience, and on the Saturday evening dancing was indulged in until a late hour to the strains of a military orchestra. A feature of the evening was the orchestral band of the wounded soldiers from the Manor House, under the leadership of Professor Cooper, the instruments covering a range from a comb to a spring mattress. Madame Mendezzi did a splendid trade by telling fortunes. A special effort was also made by Mr.A. Rayner, of Felmingham, who had a gift stall just outside the Town Hall, and he, with Corporal Easton, one of the wounded soldiers, secured an enormous quantity of potatoes and other vegtables. The money received, including £1 13s 6d collected by Miss Cope, of the Black Boys Hotel, Aylsham, amounted to £17, and there were 307 donors of gifts suitable for hospital work. Mr. Dack has promised a percentage of his takings on the steam horses. Mrs. Cheetham and Mr. Rayner wish to thank all those who responded to their appeal in helping on the good work done at the hospital.

 

LOCAL MEN IN CASUALTY LIST………………………………………..

 

Official news has been received that Private Bertie Brunton, of Foulden, has died of wounds.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watson, of Hockwold, have received a letter stating that their son, Lance-Corporal F.A. Brown, Royal Berks Regiment, was killed on 22nd August. Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Jeffrey, New Market, Beccles, have been notified that their son, Private A.L. Jeffery, has been wounded.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Youngs, of Saxlingham Nethergate, have received a postcard from their son, Private Victor Youngs, of the Northamptonshire Regiment, who was reported missing on July 10th, to say that he is a prisoner of war and well.

 

Mr. William Thurlow, Pye’s Mill, Loddon, has received notification that his eldest son, Private William James Thurlow, Northamptons, aged 19, was killed in action on July 31st. He had previously been reported wounded.

 

Probably Private 42365 B J Brunton, 2nd/7th Bn. Manchester Regiment. Died 05/08/1917. Buried Adinkerke Military Cemetery. Son of Mrs. E. M. Brunton, of Redgrave Hall, Orford, Suffolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/163994/brunton,-/

SDGW – Bertie James Brunton, born Saham, Norfolk, resident “Gedgrave”, Suffolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

Lance Corporal 202331 Fred Albert Brown, 2nd/4th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 22/08/1917. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/843241/brown,-fred-albert/

SDGW – born Saxlingham, Norfolk, enlisted Beccles.

 

A.L. Jeffery – no obvious MiC and no CWGC entry.

 

Private 43441 Victor G Youngs, “B” Company 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Born “Postwich, Norwich, 10-2-97, Captured Nieuport 10-7-17. Next of kin is Mrs S. Youngs, Belcombe Lodge, Saxlingham.

IRC papers: https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/1975501/3/2/

 

Private 40593 William James Thurlow, aged 19, 7th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 31/07/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of William Thurlow, of Pye's Mill Rd., Loddon, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1626490/thurlow,-william-james/

 

THE FATAL THIRTEENTH……………………………………

 

Official news has been received by Mrs. Pealing, of Saham Toney, that her son, Private Bertie James Ward, of the Lancashire Fusiliers, was killed in action on August 13th. Mrs. Pealing has had four sons serving in the Army, and there is a remarkable coincidence in the dates of the casualties to them. Private Frederick Ward, of the Essex Regiment, who was the fifth and youngest son, was drowned on August 13th, 1915, the vessel on which he was being torpedoed; Private John Ward, of the Suffolk Regiment, the third son, was taken prisoner on the Western front on August 13th, 1916, and now Private Bertie James Ward, the second son, has been killed as above. The other soldier son, Corporal Isaac Ward of the Essex Regiment, was wounded in April last, and is still in hospital. A cousin of the Wards, Private William E. Skipper, who was brought up by Mrs. Pealing as a member of the family, is also serving, and is at present in England.

 

Private 38612 B J Ward, 16th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 13/08/1917. Buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/164631/ward,-/

SDGW – Bertie James Ward, born Saham Toney, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 20550 Fred Ward, 1st Bn. Essex Regiment. Died 13/08/1915. Remembered on the Helles Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/683378/ward,-fred/

SDGW – born and resident Saham Toney, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

No obvious IRC records for John Ward, Suffolk Regiment.

 

Probably  There is a MiC for Private 20800 Isaac Ward, Essex Regiment who went on to become Private 591876 Labour Corps.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5741558

 

DEATH OF CAPTAIN G.T. FISHER……………………………..

 

We learn that Captain G.T. Fisher, of the Norfolk Regiment, died on the 3rd inst. from wounds received during patrol duty the previous day. He was the son of Bishop Fisher.

 

Captain G K T Fisher, aged 38, 1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died 03/09/1917. Buried at Gaza War Cemetery. Husband of Janet Fisher, of 23, Launceston Place, London, S.W.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/650043/fisher,-/

 

MARRIAGES………………………………………..

 

ELLIS – FISHER – September 8, by licence, at Christ Church, Catton, by the Rev. T.E. Platten. Sec.-A.M. John Holttum, Royal Flying Corps, B.E.F., youngest son of the late John Ellis, of Wangford, to Beatrice Maud, youngest daughter of the late John Fisher, 119, Magdalen Road, Norwich. Repeated from Tuesday edition.

 

HOLDEN - LOVELL – September 10, at the Old Meeting Congregational Church, by the Rev. J.J. Brooker, Joseph (Joe) Lenton Holden (Royal Norfolk Engineers), son of Mr. Charles Holden, of Alexandra Road, Norwich, to Eva Beatrice, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Edmund Lovell, of East Dereham, and Mrs. Arthur Betts, Whitehall Road, Norwich.

 

Possibly – MiC for Sapper 85469 Joseph L. Holden, Royal Engineers.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2913066

 

DEATHS.

 

MAYES – Killed at Chatham, September 3, W.R.J (Bollie?) Mayes, ship’s carpenter, R.N., eldest beloved son of Herbert and Anna Mayes, “The Poplars,” Ashwellthorpe, aged 22. Deeply mourned (with our second son (Donnie), who died April 5th, 1917), by us all.

 

Probably Carpenter’s Crew M/7343 Roland William John Mayes, aged 21, HMS Patrol, died 03/09/1917. Buried at Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery. Kent. Son of Herbert and Anna Mayes, of Ashwellthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3056883/mayes,-roland-william-john/

 

Private D H Mayes, 31st Bn. Training Reserve. Died 05/04/1917. Buried at Fundenhall (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2802375/mayes,-/

 

10103134906_2397b27d33_n.jpgIn loving memory of our dear boys... by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

(“Ronald “ and Donald Mayes).

 

KILLED IN ACTION.         

 

ANDERSON – August 27, killed in action, Private Levi (Lee) Anderson, Suffolks, dearly loved husband of Ellen Anderson, of the Lord Nelson, Nelson Street, Norwich. From his sorrowing Wife. Repeated from the Monday and Tuesday editions.

 

DUNTHORNE – In loving memory of Sergeant Jack Dunthorne, killed in action, July 31st.

         From Beaty. See also Norfolk Chronicle 7th September, North Walsham news.

 

GOWER – August 21, Harry Robert Gower (Canadians), second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Gower, Alburgh, Harleston, aged 24.

 

PEARCE – Previously reported missing April 28, 1917, now officially reported killed on that date, Private George Frederick Pearce, Middlesex Regiment, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pearce, Guestwick, aged 24.

 

THURLOW – Killed in action, July 31, Private William James Thurlow, Northamptons, eldest son of Mr. William Thurlow, of Loddon, aged 19.

See “Local Men in Casualty Lists” in todays edition.

 

Sergeant 8655 John Dunthorne, 3rd Bn. Rifle Brigade. Died 31/07/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1610885/dunthorne,-john/

 

Private 231068 H R Gower, 31st Bn. Canadian Infantry. Died 21/08/1917. Buried at Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/304666/gower,-/

Canadian Service Records: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=423739

 

Private G/43708 George Frederick Pearce, aged 23, 17th Bn. Middlesex Regiment. Died 28/04/1917. Remembered on the Arras Memorial. Son of Richard and Rose Anna Pearce, of Kerdistone, Reepham, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1603583/pearce,-george-frederick/

 

DIED OF WOUNDS………………………..

 

DANIELS – August 31, died of wounds, Private William A. Daniels, Machine Gun Corps, aged 21, dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Daniels, 25, Cricket Ground Road, Lakenham, Norwich.

          From his sorrowing Mother, Father, Brothers and Sisters. . Repeated from the Monday and Tuesday editions.

 

IN MEMORIAM.

 

BARKER – In ever loving memory of Stephen Clare, the fourth and youngest dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parker, Postwick, killed in France, September 15th, 1916, aged 20 years.

From his sorrowing Mother, Dad, Maidie, and Bell.

 

COATES – In ever loving memory of Edwin Victor Coates, Norfolk Regiment (formerly of the Cyclists), died of wounds received September 12, 1916, the dearly beloved youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Coates, 6, Nicholas Street, Norwich, aged 19.

From Mother, Father, Brothers, and Sisters.

 

MARTINS – In loving memory of our dear son, Daniel Martins, killed in action September 12th, 1915, Norfolk Regiment.

From his loving Mother, Father, Sisters, and Brother, also his Brothers in Egypt and France.

 

VARVEL – In ever loving memory of our Charlie, who died of wounds in France, September 13th, 1916, in his 18th year.

                              At Rest. From his sorrowing Mother and Father, Brothers and Sisters.

 

Private 22759 Stephen Clare Barker, aged 20, 9th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 15/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barker, of High House, Postwick, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/769542/barker,-stephen-clare/

 

Private 43129 Edwin Victor Coates, aged 19. “A” Company, 1st Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 12/09/1916. Buried Netley Military Cemetery. Son of George and Mary Ann Coates, of 6, Nicholas St., Chapel Field Rd., Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/363029/coates,-edwin-victor/

 

Private 2504 Daniel William Martins, 1st/4th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 12/09/1915. Remembered on the Helles memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/688396/martins,-daniel-william/

 

Private 43400 C H Varvel, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 13/09/1916. Buried at St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens. Son of Mr. F. Varvel, of 8, Wild's Buildings, Scoles Green, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/205208/varvel,-/

 

Mrs. F.A. Peacock, 5, Portland Street, Unthank Road, Norwich, wishes to thank all friends for their kind letters of sympathy in the loss of her husband. Numerous mentions in both the EDP and Norwich Mercury already.

 

MALCOLM ACQUITTED……………………………………..

 

CHEERS IN COURT.

 

THE JUDGE ON THE UNWRITTEN LAW.

 

At the Old Bailey yesterday, Lieut. Douglas Malcolm, R.A., was acquitted of the charge of wilful murder of Anton Baumberg, alias Count de Borch, on August 14th, and discharged.

 

Detective-sergeant Sentery deposed that at Marylebone Police-station prisoner’s statement was that he shot Baumberg under the impulse of the moment in defence of his wife’s honour. Baumberg, he said, was a white slave trafficker and spy.

 

Dr. Spilsbury, of the Home Office, described experiments made by firing into white cloth with the weapon used by prisoner, Four shots were discharged at Baumberg, one at probably less than a foot distance and another at about three inches.

 

Witnesses were recalled to depose as to the sounds produced by certain experiments in Baumberg’s bedroom, such as the dealing of blows with a hunting crop, and the pulling in and out of Drawers. This had a bearing on the theory of the defence that Baumberg drew a firearm from his chest of drawers to fire on prisoner.

 

Mr. Muir asked Miss Knight, of the Postal Censor’s Office, if she was not mistaken in thinking she overheard the opening and shutting of a drawer at the time of the tragedy, bur Sir John Simon objected, and the objection was sustained by the Judge.

 

Addressing the jury for the Crown Mr. Muir submitted there was not a shred of evidence that prisoner slew Baumberg in defending his own life. There was nothing in this case to justify a verdict of manslaughter.

 

Sir John Simon, for the accused, said the plain conclusion was that Lieutenant Malcolm had been guilty of no crime, but that many past legal decisions justified his action. If the slander of his wife’s actual seduction could be made the means of acquittal, then let the prisoner be condemned. Prisoner had never believed it, and he made this statement on his client’s behalf. It was only when it was a case of life for life that Lieutenant Malcolm did what he was justified in doing, and used his pistol against the would–be seducer. The correspondence, Sir J. Simon contended, showed entire absence of murderous intent on the part of Malcolm. He entered Baumberg’s bedroom to inflict chastisement. Baumberg made desperate efforts to get hold of his own revolver from a drawer. He was within an ace of success, and prisoner, under the heat and impulse of the struggle, used the pistol with which he had prudently provided himself, knowing Baumberg was likely to be armed.

 

The Judge, summing up, said the case must not be decided by bias or sympathy, but on facts and in accordance with the law. The so-called unwritten law did not exist in England. The duty of the jury was to decide whether or not it was a case of murder, and to leave it to a higher authority to decide whether there should be any mitigation of punishment. There was no evidence as to what happened in the bedroom at 3, Porchester Place. The only living person who could tell them anything about it was the prisoner, and he had not gone into the witness box. Why had he not done so? It was not because he was in bad health. He stood indicted on the gravest charge, and yet offered not one word of testimony, and asked the jury to conjecture upon what if he had chosen, he could have proved by oath. The result was that there was no evidence that the dead man even threatened to assault him. There was no evidence the prisoner even knew that the pistol was in the room, and there was not a single mark upon his body. The prisoner was a trained soldier, while the Russian was not a strong man, so that the prisoner could not have any reason to doubt he could overpower him. Did he oversome him and fire at him only when when the Russian was trying to get his pistol? The jury had to consider whether upon the evidence they could rely upon their consciences and upon their oaths to say that the plea of self-defence was made out.

 

 The jury found the prisoner not guilty and an extraordinary scene followed, the public cheering vociferously. Officers of the Court could not restrain the outburst. When order was restored the Judge expressed regret that the traditions of the Court had been stained by the outbreak that had taken place.

 

The jury was aksed whether they found prisoner guilty on any other charge, and replied in the negative. Lieut. Malcolm left the Court amid the renewed cheering of a small section of the public.

 

LETTER FOR MALCOLM’S SOLICITOR.

 

During the morning a woman excitedly approached the Court, and said she wished to see Mr. Malcolm’s solicitor at once. When asked for her card she handed the officer at the door a bulky letter, which she desired to be given to the solicitor. The officer took the letter and fetched the solicitor, but they failed to find the woman. The Press Association understands that the letter was from Mrs. Malcolm.

 

SAFETY OF HOSPITAL SHIPS…………………………

 

FRANCO-GERMAN AGREEMENT

 

SUCCESSFUL SPANISH INTERVENTION.

 

(Press Association War Special, Paris, September 11.)

 

The following semi-official statement is issued here :-

 

The German Government, giving as its pretext abuses alleged to have been committed by French hospital ships in the Mediterranean last February, announced its intention to torpedo ships without regard for the written obligations of The Hague Convention. In order to prevent the execution of such a plan the Government of the Republic ordered to be placed on board hospital ships a certain number of German officers. The German Government replied to this precautionary measure by sending to places exposed to fire a comparatively considerable number of French prisoners. Under these circumstances the King of Spain generously proposed to intervene, and his action has resulted in the following measures :-

 

From September 10th onwards German naval forces will respect hospital ships in the Mediterranean, which will no longer have to be escorted by armed vessels. The King of Spain has agreed to place delegates aboard who will see that hospital ships are strictly used for the purpose for which they are intended, and who will guarantee by their presence the perfect execution of the rules of The Hague Convention. From the same date German prisoners of war will be landed from hospital ships on board which they have been. The German Government, on its side, will at the same time evacuate French prisoners from all places to which they had been sent by way of reprisals.

 

FLYING ACCIDENTS……………………..

 

FOUR AIRMEN KILLED,

 

Lieut. H.E. Busby, R.F.C., was killed at a flying school as a result of an accident yesterday afternoon. On the fatal flight the machine nose-dived, and then turned on its back. Pressure on the wings caused them to break, and the machine fell in a mass to the ground.

 

Major E.J. Ballantyne, D.S.O., R.F.C., died at Cirencester Hospital yesterday from the effects of an accident on August 30th. His machine caught fire, but he brought it nearly to the ground and jumped clear, being badly burnt and otherwise injured. Tetanus was the cause of death.

 

Two airmen, whose names are not yet ascertained, lost their lives in a flying accident at Rustington, near Littlehampton, last evening. Their machine was observed to be flying very low, close to the sea, when the propeller or some other part broke or fell. The airmen endeavoured to effect a landing, but in this they were unsuccessful, for the machine crashed into the sea some 400 yards from the shore. One of the airmen was seen to get clear of the wreckage, and make an attempt to swim ashore, but he suddenly threw up his hands and disappeared. Unfortunately no assistance was at hand at the moment, and when motor boats and patrol vessels arrived on the scene they were unable to find any trace of the airmen. The machine was towed ashore a complete wreck.

 

Last evening an aeroplane, with the two occupants, suddenly nose-dived into the Fleet Pond, a large expanse of water near Farnborough. Mrs. Mitcham, wife of a sergeant in the Dragoon Guards, on active service, swam out 400 yards to the assistance of the aviators, but found they had safely affected their escape.

 

Second Lieutenant H E Busby, Royal Flying Corps. Died 11/09/1917. Buried Hampton Hill (St James) Churchyard, Middlesex.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/389105/busby,-/

SDGW – Harry Eldred Busby.

 

Major Edgar James Bannatyne, aged 26, RFC and 19th Hussars, died 11/09/1917. He is buried at North Cerney (All Saints) Churchyard, Gloucestershire.

https://www.cwgc.org/search-for-war-dead/casualty/358490/

 

CROSTWICK……………………

 

The wedding took place on Saturday of Gertrude Stella Ulph, of Norwich, and Bombardier Charles Edward Whittaker, R.F.A. The bride wore a silk dress with a wreath of orange blossom and veil, and carried a shower bouquet of lilies and pink carnations. She was attended by four bridesmaids, the Misses Lilian and Ellen Whittaker (sisters of the bridegroom), Miss Elsie King, (cousin of the bridegroom), and Miss Isabella Britton, (cousin of the bride). The bride was given away by her uncle. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, who is serving with the Bedfords. The Rev. G.W. Hill, rector of the parish, officiated.

 

Possible MIC – Corporal 39039 Charles E. Whittaker, Royal Field Artillery. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5846316

 

NORTH TUDDENHAM……………….

 

At the Church of St. Mary, North Tuddenham, the wedding took place of Troop-Sergt. Herbert Edgar Ewing, Lancers, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Ewing, and Miss Ivy Verena Pigg, youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. J.Pigg, of Brandeston. The Rector (the Rev. B.G. Armstrong) officiated, and Miss Claye presided at the organ. The bride was given away by her brother-in-law (Mr. Barrett). The two bridesmaids were Miss Nellie Ewing (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss Nellie Rogers (Wavertree, Liverpool). Mr. R. Ewing (uncle of the bridegroom) acted as best man. There were many presents.

 

See marriage announcement in the previous Saturday edition.

 

(Yarmouth News)

 

D.C. MEDAL PRESENTED. – At the meeting of the Town Council yesterday, Lance-Corpl. Claude Batley was presented by the Mayor, at the request of the Colonel-in-charge of Records at Preston, with the Distinguished Conduct Medal. The Mayor said he was one of a family who had done extremely good service in this war. He was one of five brothers serving. One, Percy, was killed at La Bassee in December, 1914, but he had previously won the D.C.M. Another brother was Sergt. Chas. Batley, a member of the Police Force, now serving with the Royal Field Artillery. Two other brothers were also serving at the front. Lance-Corpl. Batley had been twice wounded, and when he won the D.C.M. it was officially announced to be for conspicuous gallantry and resource on several occasions on patrol. When one of a bombing party he threw all of his bombs after being slightly wounded, and when medically treated at once returned to his platoon. He was very pleased to welcome Lane-Corpl. Batley, and hoped he would survive the war. His father and mother must feel very proud of him and his brothers. The members warmly applauded this plucky young soldier.

 

There is a MiC for a Claude H. Batley who was Private 1927, 1st Manchester Regiment, then Private 48845 Northumberland Fusiliers.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1227756

He won his DCM while serving with the Manchester Regiment.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6101340

 

Private 7980 P. Batley, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Awarded DCM. Died 22/12/1914. Buried Vermelles British Cemetery on Concentration.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/251013/batley,-/

 

WEDDING. – The Rev. W. Griffiths Jenkins officiated at the wedding at Prince’s Street Church, Norwich, on Saturday, of Albert R. Hunt, R.N.A.S., son of Mr. G.W. Hunt, of Aylsham, and Dora Wooman Palmer, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Palmer, Norwich. The bride was dressed in a white crepe de chine frock, with tuile veil and wreath of jasmine, and carried a sheaf of lilies and white heather, and wore a gold bange, one of the gifts of the bridegroom. She was attended by three little bridesmaids, Mabel Palmer (sister), Marion Faulkner, and Mollie Joy. They wore white voile frocks with lace bonnets, and carried silver baskets of carnations. The bridegroom gave each a gold chain with charms. The bride was given away by her father, and the bridegroom was attended by Mr. S. Watts (brother-in-law of the bride) who performed the duties of best man. Miss Miller, of Surlingham, presided at the organ. The happy couple afterwards left to spend a short honeymoon at an East Coast resort. The presents were numerous.

 

See Wedding announcement in the Tuesday edition.

 

PORINGLAND………………………………. 

 

Bertie Press, of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, has been killed in action. He was 35 years of age. A memorial service was held in the parish chuech on Sunday evening, when there was a crowded congregation. The Rector, during the course of his sermon, referred to the sad event, and mentioned the fact that there had already been four such services during the last few months for boys from the village who had made the “supreme sacrifice.”

 

Private G/21195 Bertie Press, 7th Bn. The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 16/07/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate ) Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1624836/press,-bertie/

SDGW – Born and resident Poringland, enlisted Norwich.

 

STIFFKEY…………………………………

 

Mr. S. Wordingham, of Hill House, Stiffkey, has received news from the chaplain to the Worcesters that his second son, Second-Lieut. V.R. Wordingham, has been killed. Lieut. Wordingham, who was 27 years of age, served as a pupil teacher in the Stiffkey Schools, and afterwards entered Peterborough Training College. On the completion of his collegiate career he was appointed as an assistant master in the South District Schools, March. He received his commission about twelve months ago. In connexion with his death a memorial service was held in Stiffkey parish church on Sunday evening. The service was fully choral, Miss Dack presiding at the organ, and the Rev, W.T. Martin preached.

 

Second Lieutenant Vincent Robert Wordingham, aged 27, 4th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Died 16/08/1917. Buried at Artillery Wood Cemetery. Son of Samuel Francis and Elizabeth Wordingham; husband of Annie Wordingham, of 1822, Morgan Place, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/101493/wordingham,-vincent-robert/

 

LORD BASIL BLACKWOOD KILLED………………..

 

The death in action is reported of Sec,-Lieut. Lord Basil Blackwood, Grenadier Guards, who was reported missing from the 3rd July. He was the second surviving son of the first Marquis of Dufferin and Ava, and brother and heir presumptive of the second Maquis. Who is at the Foreign Office. Deceased, who was educated at Harrow and Oxford, was called to the Bar in 1906. He subsequently acted as Deputy Judge-Advocate in South Africa, Assistant Colonial Secretary Orange River Colony to 1907. Colonial Secretary, Barbados 1907-9. He was wounded in 1914, and subsequently became private secretary to Lord Wimborne.

 

Lieutenant Lord Ian Basil Gawen Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, aged 47, 2nd Bn. Grenadier Guards. Died 04/07/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, K.P., of Clandeboye, Co. Down.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/908623/hamilton-temple-blackwood,-lord-ian-basil-gawen-temple./

 

VICTIM OF AIR RAID……………………………….

 

DANGERS OF GOING TO THE DOOR.

 

At an inquest on a further victim of last week’s raid, Maria Sarah Verity, aged 46, held in a London district yesterday, the jury found she died from injuries received from enemy aircraft.

 

A widow, who lived in the same house stated that on hearing the firing of guns she and Mrs. Verity got up and went to the street door. While standing there Mrs. Verity called out, “I am hit.” Those who remained in bed were safe.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Ethel Jenkins stated Mrs. Verity had sustained injuries to abdomen and left ankle. Death was due to septic poisoning, and general peritonitis following the internal injury.

 

A sub-divisonal inspector said three pieces of an enemy bomb were found, two in a picture in one house and a shell of a bomb in a roadway. Witness stated that the majority of persons killed and injured were standing at open doorways.

 

The Coroner remarked this clearly proved the advisability of people  remaining indoors with doors closed.

 

ESCAPED GERMANS.

 

Scotland Yard states that Wessels and Steinmann, German subjects who escaped on Monday night from the Bulford Internment Camp, have been recaptured.

 

While being transferred from one internment camp in Surrey to another yesterday afternoon, a German prisoner made a desperate bid for liberty. He and his escort were travelling by the 4.5 train from Woking, and when the train was slowing up on approaching Walton-on-Thames the prisoner jumped up from his seat, opened the door, and sprang on to the permanent way. He was seen to stumbleup the steep embank,emt and disappeared in Ashley Wood. The train was stopped and chase was given. Special constables in the district are assisting in the search and beating the wood, which is very extensive and thickly studded with trees and dense undergrowth.

 

Two more German prisoners escaped during Monday night from the Bramley, Hampshire, Internment Camp.

 

Norwich Mercury Wednesday September 12, 1917

 

CATCHPOLE. – In loving memory of Sergt. Hedley Catchpole, of the Suffolk Regiment, the beloved son of Thomas and Edith Catchpole, “South Leman,” Lowestoft, who was killed in action on September 16th, 1916, aged 19 years.

 

RAMM. – In memory of Herbert Leonard Ramm, the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Ramm, of Bale, who was killed in action in France, September 15th, 1916, aged 21. From his loving mother, father, sisters and brothers.

 

RISEBOROUGH. – In loving remembrance of our dear son, Priv. E.H. Riseborough, Coldstream Guards, who fell in action, Sept. 15th, 1916, in his 19th year.

From his loving mother, father, and brothers, and Nellie Woodgate, Aylsham.

 

Serjeant 13273 Hedley Catchpole, aged 21, 9th Bn. Suffolk Regiment. Died 16/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/4029317/catchpole,-hedley/

SDGW – born Kessingland, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft.

 

Private 19659 Herbert Leonard Ramm, 9th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 15/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1550108/ramm,-herbert-leonard/

SDGW – born Bale, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 16114 Edward Henry Riseborough, 2nd Bn. Coldstream Guards. Died 16/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1551612/riseborough,-edward-henry/

SDGW – born Ingham, Norfolk, resident Aylsham, Norfolk, enlisted Hertford.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Eastern Daily Press Thursday September 13, 1917

 

LOWESTOFT COUNTY COURT……………………. 

 

(Before His Honour Judge Eardley Wilmot.)

 

SERVING OF A SUMMONS

 

Mr. W.J. Boycott, in the case of Lieut. Gamble, R.N., Lowestoft, against Lieuts. Simmons and Hackett, applied for leave to serve a summons upon the latter, out of jurisdiction of the court – in Scotland. He explained that this was an action arising out of the hire and damage to a motor car, and that a settlement had been arrived at with Simmons. He applied for leave to serve out of jurisdiction on the ground that the agreement was one to be performed in England – it was drawn up at Oulton Broad. He further asked that the defendants undertake to deliver the car in London. Hackett, he understood, was only temporarily in Scotland, and might return to Lowestoft. His Honour – I don’t think it will advance the matter very much. If he were served with a summons out of jurisdiction I could not hear the case in his absence if on service. Mr. Boycott – I could probably arrange with his superior officer that he should have leave to attend. Hackett is really the responsible party. His Honour – I’ll grant you leave to serve out of jurisdiction, but cannot promise to take the case in his absence.

 

MARRIAGES…………………………………………….

 

BROWN – STERN – September 12, at Christ Church, Eaton, Private E. Brown, A.O.C., of Ashton, Cheshire, to Nellie, second daughter of the late Daniel Stern and of Mrs. Stern, of Lowestoft.  No obvious MiC or entry on CWGC.

 

ELLIS – FISHER – September 8, by licence, at Christ Church, Catton, by the Rev. T.E. Platten. Sec.-A.M. John Holttum, Royal Flying Corps, B.E.F., youngest son of the late John Ellis, of Wangford, to Beatrice Maud, youngest daughter of the late John Fisher, 119, Magdalen Road, Norwich. Repeated from the Monday and Tuesday editions.

 

KILLED IN ACTION…………………………………

 

MORSE – August 31, wounded and died same day, Bandsman Robert George Morse, Royal Warwicks, dearly beloved second son of Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Morse, Stalham, in his 21st year. See Local Men in Casualty Lists, Monday, September 10th.

 

WRIGHT – August 21, killed by shell, Private George W. Wright, Gloucestershire Regiment, eldest son of Thomas and Alice Wright, of Haynford, aged 26.

 

Private 39591 George Walter Wright, aged 30. 14th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 21/08/1917. Buried at Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Alice Wright, of Haynford, Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/235921/wright,-george-walter/

 

IN MEMORIAM…………………………………………

 

BECKWITH – September 13, 1915. At Dardenelles, died of dysentery, William James Beckwith, E.A.F. Amb., R.A.M.C, only and dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Beckwith, 11, Bristol Terrace, Norwich, aged 19.

                    Never forgotten.

 

BRADSHAW – In memory of my dear son, Frederick William, who was killed in action, in France, September 12th, 1916, Machine Gun Corps, Hare and Hounds, Halvergate.

 

FICKLING – In ever-loving memory of our dear brother, Private W. H. Fickling, killed in action September 11th, 1916, aged 20.

          He sleeps beside his comrades

          In hallowed graves unknown,

          But his name is written in letters of love

          In the hearts he left at home.

                    From his sorrowing Sister and Brother-in-law.

 

VARVEL – In loving memory of our dear brother Charlie, who died of wounds, September 13th, 1916, formerly of the 6th Cyclists.

                    Fred and Ada. See also Wednesday’s edition.

 

Private 1938 William James Beckwith, aged 19, 1st/2nd East Anglian Field Ambulance, RAMC. Died 13/09/1915. Remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. Son of Samuel Beckwith, of 11, Bristol Terrace, Chapel Field Rd., Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/680701/beckwith,-william-james/

 

Private 16407 F.W. Bradshaw, aged 24, 15th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 12/09/1916. Buried at Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/39390/bradshaw,-/

SDGW – Frederick William, born Halvergate, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

Private 14284 William Herbert Fickling, 9th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 13/09/1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/751689/fickling,-william-herbert/

SDGW – born Banham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

PRISONERS COME HOME…………………………

 

TALES OF HEARTLESS GERMAN CRUELTY.

 

Some of the second batch of repatriated prisoners of war, who arrived in London yesterday, related terrible experiences.

 

Interviewed at the 1st London Military Hospital yesterday afternoon, Private George Elsley, of the Welsh Regiment, captured at Ypres in September, 1914, told how, after being wounded, they were kept without food and water for four days, and when one of the men begged for something to drink, a nurse brought him a glass of water, and threw it in his face.

 

Later they were removed to hospital at Schwerin, where they were well treated, but at Gustrow Camp, were they wer eventually sent, they were treated like dogs, being, although badly wounded, on arrival kept standing in the snow without boots from 1 a.m. until ten o’clock at night. Then they were herded into a building where they lay shivering for hours. Several nearly died of starvation there.

 

When they complained they were either prodded with bayonets or the English blockade was given as the cause of the shortage. The bedding was covered with vermin, and they slept on straw on the floor. After weeks of hell they were set to build a canal. All the wounded with arms and legs had to work, and if a man slackened off he received the butt end of a rifle.

 

One day they saw several wounded stabbed by the guards, and they were afterwards carried to hospital. One man who refused to work was taken away, and they never saw him again. Often in the depths of winter they were without shirts or boots. The French and Russians were treated quite differently. Some men who were put to work on railway building also suffered great hardship, but on the other hand, interviews with others showed they had no complaints to make.

 

Private 10911 George Elsley, B Company 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

IRC records: https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/1424650/3/2/

And: https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/4385802/3/2/

 

OFFICER’S DEATH IN A BATH……………………………

 

An inquest was held at Leeds yesterday on Captain Franklin Montague Baird (33), Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who was found dead in a bath at the Queen’s Hotel. In civil life the deceased was a maltster at Keppock, Dumbartonshire. He was gassed in the second battle of Ypres. The evidence showed that after taking a breakfast in his bedroom, he had a hot bath. Subsequently the bathroom door was forced, and he was found lifeless in the bath, part of his face being under water. A post-mortem examination showed he had an attack of syncope, and a verdict of “Death from natural causes” was returned.

 

Captain Joseph Franklin Montagu Baird, aged 33, 9th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died 10/09/1917. Buried Cardross Churchyard, Dunbartonshire. Son of Montagu M. W. Baird, of Keppoch.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2752882/baird,-joseph-franklin-montagu/

 

FLYING TRAGEDIES…………………………….

 

Second-Lieut. Percival G. Augood was killed in a flying accident near Chippenham, Wilts, yesterday. His machine nose-dived and crashed into a tree.

 

It has now been established that there was only one occupant of the aeroplane which fell into the sea at Rustington, Sussex, yesterday evening. He was Lieut. Aime Antoine Ledger, aged 22, Canadian Infantry, attached to the Royal Flying Corps. The body has been recovered.

 

CWGC has no match for anyone with the surname Augood who died in the Great War. It does have a Second Lieutenant Percival George Angood, aged 23, of the Royal Flying Corps, but he died two days before, on the 11/09/1917. He is buried at Chatteris (Meeks) Cemetery,Cambridgeshire. Son of George and Mary Ann Angood, of 48, New Rd., Chatteris; husband of Grace Annetta Buck (formerly Angood).

https://www.cwgc.org/search-for-war-dead/casualty/2828792/

 

Lieutenant Aime Antoine Legere was accidentally killed in an aeroplane accident near Shoreham on the 11/09/1917 according to his Canadian Army service records.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=520502

No apparent match on CWGC – Possible non-commemoration? (I used Geoff’s search engine to look at all the names recorded for this date).

 

A JEWISH REGIMENT…………………………………………..

 

LORD DERBY’S CONCESSIONS.

 

The War Office announces that Lord Derby received a deputation on September 5th regarding the formation of a Jewish Regiment.

 

The deputation asked that the original scheme announced by the Government should be maintained, and that the Regiment should be Jewish in name. The Maccabbees was suugested, in addition to the numerical designation, with a badge of the Shield of David, that kosher food should be supplied during training, with opportunitiers for the observation of the Jewish Sabbath, and that the most suitable field for employment was the Palestinian front.

 

Lord Derby replied that as far as military exigencies permitted, especially during training, they would be allowed Saturday as a day of rest, and Kosher food would be provided where possible. This concession would apply equally to their religious holidays, but when on active service such concessions could not possibly be promised to them.

 

The deputation signified their assent to this.

 

Regarding the question where they would be employed, Lord Derby said he could make no definate promises. At any moment a military situation might arise, necessitating battalions being employed elsewhere than in Palestine, where it certainly was the present intention to send them. As to the question of a distinctive name and badge, it was impossible to accede to their request. Let them learn for themselves the right to have such a special distinction, and he would be quite prepared then to reconsider the question.

 

LOCAL MEN IN THE CASUALTY LISTS……………………..

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Vale, The Beck, Feltwell, have received news that their son-in-law, Private W.T. Roberts, Somerset Light Infantry, was killed in action on August 22.

 

Mrs. Brown, Church Road, Brandon, has received an official notification that her husband, Private Ernest William Brown, Royal Fusiliers, has been missing since July 31st.

 

News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. G. Baxter, Long Lane, Feltwell, that their son, Private George Baxter, Worcestershires, has died of wounds.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Rix, 63, Napier Street, Norwich, have received official news that their eldest son, Harry, has been wounded (August 1st, 1917).

 

Private 15041 W T Roberts, 6th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry. Died 22/08/1917. Buried Tyne Cot Cemetery on concentration.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/464454/roberts,-/

SDGW – Walter Thomas, born Long Ditton, resident Cobham, Surrey and enlisted Kingston-on-Thames

 

Private 37392 Ernest William Brown, aged 31, 1st Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Died 31/07/1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Husband of Zoraida Garner (formerly Brown), of Brandon Rd., Watton, Thetford, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/929415/brown,-ernest-william/

 

Private 202581 George Alfred Baxter, aged 22. 2nd/7th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Died 25/08/1917. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of Elizabeth Baxter, of Feltwell, Brandon, Suffolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/433852/baxter,-george-alfred/

 

Harry Rix – no match on CWGC.

 

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23 hours ago, PRC said:

Mea culpa. Lest haste more speed. I’m using a version of SDGW on Genes Reunited as its bundled into my subscription. About a year ago they turned off the field for the service number on the displayed information, (although you can still search with it !) An e-mail exchange at the time with the Help Desk confirmed it was an accident and they would put it right, etc, etc, but so far no joy. So when I searched for a George Smith with a Norfolk connection who died on the 11th September 1916, I was missing the one key bit of information that would have made me look again at the man I then went on to identify on CWGC.

 

No, as yet I’ve not been to Wells for the purpose of looking at the War Memorial. I would love to one day be able to say I’ve visited and researched them all, but for now I’m prioritising the ones with no online source of information about the names on them.

 

If you check out this photograph taken by someone else on Flickr, you can see George F.E. Smith is almost an after thought – look under “In Memory of”.

 

101582746_4a9e4560e5_m.jpgWar Memorial, Wells Next The Sea, Norfolk by Whipper_snapper, on Flickr

 

Now if George F E was born in Wells next the Sea, the Civil Registration District would have been Walsingham. Checking the Walsingham District for the births of George F* Smiths born between 1837 and 1938, when that District ceased to exist, produces only one likely match – the birth of a George Frederick E Smith was registered in the April to June quarter of 1892. That does not tie in with the Northants Regiment man. Similarly the 1911 Census has a 22 year old George Smith, born Wells, Norfolk, who was single and a Private in the 2nd Battalion, Norfolk, who was recorded in Barracks in Belgaum, India – but his age wouldn’t tie in either.

 

No, that individual on the census would appear to be George Frederick Edgar Smith, aged 18, no occupation, shown, and not recorded as a worker. He was born Wells next the Sea. He was recorded living at a dwelling on Staithe Street, Wells, This was the household of his parents, George Frederick, (48, Maltster + Merchant, an Employer, born Great Ryburgh, Norfolk) and Florence Mary, (43, born Morston, Norfolk). The couple have been married 24 years and have had 4 children, all then still alive. There are also two live in servants.

 

According to an article here the Smiths from Ryburgh were, by 1893, the biggest Maltsters in East Anglia.

http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk/Watermills/gt-ryburgh.html

 

This source has him serving with the Australian Infantry as Private 6084, 2nd Bn AIF and who died 15/08/1918. (Source is a family headstone in Wells Churchyard.)

http://www.britishwargraves.co.uk/page47.htm

 

Which leads us to his service records at the National Archive of Australia. It’s a bid odd – his place of birth is given as “Wales”, England, and he is working as  Farm Hand, but seems to be the same man. His next of kin on enlistment was his father George, living in Wells, Norfolk. His personal effects were signed for by his mother Florence. I’ll leave you to read the file and come to your own conclusions.

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1778213

 

All the best,

Peter

 

We're in 100% total agreement on that one, and must've been double-checking on Pte. G.F.E. Smith at around the same time, using slightly different sources, but with the same outcome.

 

Very many thanks for discovering his service papers; make for quite the sobering read, don't they. Clearly signs of poor health, both physically and mentally, given the sad final outcome for him. I was surprised that the witnesses or the hearing were all in conjunction with the discovery of his body; I suppose i had expected to read testimony from his section/platoon/company superiors, on the circumstances of his disappearance. Although, that said, being as far from the August '18 front as Rouen, perhaps he hadn't made it back before he met his fate.

 

Continuing to read the local stories you're posting with great interest, so please do keep those coming for as long as you're happy to post them!

 

Best wishes

 

 

Steve

 

Best wishes

 

 

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1 hour ago, Vlaamse Verhalen said:

 

We're in 100% total agreement on that one, and must've been double-checking on Pte. G.F.E. Smith at around the same time, using slightly different sources, but with the same outcome.

 

Very many thanks for discovering his service papers; make for quite the sobering read, don't they. Clearly signs of poor health, both physically and mentally, given the sad final outcome for him. I was surprised that the witnesses or the hearing were all in conjunction with the discovery of his body; I suppose i had expected to read testimony from his section/platoon/company superiors, on the circumstances of his disappearance. Although, that said, being as far from the August '18 front as Rouen, perhaps he hadn't made it back before he met his fate.

 

Continuing to read the local stories you're posting with great interest, so please do keep those coming for as long as you're happy to post them!

 

 

Glad I wasn't going off on a tangent with Private Smith - I'm prone to them so feel free to reel me in. All corrections and additions are genuinely welcome.

 

My eye was drawn also to one of the signing officers comments - he disputed that George was on active service at the time of death. I'm also intrigued that at 18 on the census he wasn't at school, college, or being groomed in the family business. Probably we shall never know -  he can't have been too estranged if he ended up being mentioned on a family headstone.

 

So back to the papers. Here's the snippets from the Friday EDP that caught my eye - Norfolk Chronicle for the same day to follow.

 

Eastern Daily Press Friday September 14, 1917

 

DOCTOR V.C…………………………………………….

 

SON-IN-LAW OF CROMER COUNCILLOR.

 

Captain Harold Ackroyd, V.C., M.C., M.D., one of the heroic doctors who have laid down their lives for others during the war, was a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. J. Smythe, of Woodcote, Station Road, Cromer. Mr. Smyther is a member of the Cromer Urban District Council, having been returned at the top of the poll at the last election for the Suffiled Park Ward. Captain Ackroyd married his eldest daughter some nine years ago, and there are three children.

 

The deeds of “most conspicuous bravery,” to quote the official report that gained him the V,C are described as follows in a recent issue of the “London Gazette” :- “Utterly regardless of danger,he worked continuously for many hours up and down in front of the line, tending the wounded, and saving the lives of officers and men. In so doing he had to move across the open under heavy machine gun, rifle and shell fire. He carried a wounded officer to a place of safety under very heavy fire. On another occasion he went some way in front of our advanced line and brought in a wounded man under continuous sniping and machine gun fire. His heroism was a means of saving many lives, and provided a magnificent example of courage, cheerfulness, and determination to the fighting men in whose midst he was carrying out his splendid work. This gallant officer has since been killed in action.”

 

Captain Ackroyd belonged to a Southport family, though he had been living in Royston, Herts. He was born in 1877, and was educated at Shrewsbury Gonville, and Caius, Cambridge, and Guy’s Hospital. Although fully qualified he never practised, but spent many years in the research laboratories at his University. In February 1915 he took a commission in the R.A.M.C., and was attached to the Royal Berkshire Regiment, being promoted in 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross last year, and it appears he met with his death wound at the hands of a German sniper while he was attending a wounded German on the battlefield.

 

Captain Harold Ackroyd VC MC, aged 40 RAMC attached 6th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 11/08/1917. Buried Birr Cross Road Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. Son of Edward Ackroyd, of Southport; husband of Mabel R. Ackroyd, of Link Lodge, Malvern Link.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/459800/ackroyd,-harold/

 

6th Battalion War Diary.

 

2.30AM - relief of 7th Bedfords complete. Line held from J14a3.21/2 (excl) to cross roads at J7d9.2(incl). A Coy on right B on left C in support in JARGON SWITCH D in reserve in the Tunnel. HQ in tunnel. 4.50 - Enemy counterattacked and took SP at J14a3.2 from Norfolks. 5.30 - Counter attack by 8th Norfolks launched and supported by fire from LGs & C Coy. 5.50 - SP at J14a3.2 retaken & line re-established. Quiet day.

http://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/research/war-diaries/detail/7424

 

KILLED IN ACTION…………………………………………….

 

LUBBOCK – In proud and ever loving memory of our dear son, Private O.A.V. Lubbock, of the Lancashire Fusiliers, who was killed in action on August 16th, 1917, aged 19.

          From his sorrowing Mother, Father, Brother, and Mary.

Variation on announcement that had previously appeared in the Monday and Tuesday editions.

 

WORDINGHAM – In loving memory of Vincent Wordingham, aged 27, Sec.-Lieut., Worcester Regiment, late R.F.C., killed in action 16th August 1917, younger son of Mr. S.F. Wordingham, Stiffkey.

          Peace, perfect peace.

See Stiifkey news in the Wednesday edition.

 

IN MEMORIAM.

 

BROWN – In loving memory of Sergt. Harold Harry Brown, Norfolk Regiment, who was killed in France, September 14th, 1914.

 

                    Never forgotten. From Nellie.

 

DENMARK – In loving memory of Private Arthur Denmark, killed in France, September 14, 1914, aged 32, youngest loved son of Mrs. Denmark, both late of Cringleford.   Death divides, memory clings – Mother.

 

GOLDSMITH – In loving memory of Private A. Goldsmith, Norfolk Regiment, beloved husband of Alice Goldsmith, 127, Kett’s Hill, Norwich, who was killed in Dardenelles on September 14, 1915.

 

GOLDSMITH – In loving memory of my dear son and our beloved brother, Arthur William Goldsmith, Norfolks, killed in action, September 14th, 1915.

 

NEWSON – In loving memory of our dear son, Frederick William, died of wounds received in France, September 14, 1914, Rifle Brigade. Death divides, memory clings.

 

STAFF – In ever loving memory of Corporal R. Staff, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Staff, Candler’s Lane, Harleston, killed in action September 15th, 1916.

      

CWGC appears to have Sergt Brown recorded as Serjeant 7570 Henry Harold Brawn, aged 23, 1st Bn. Norfolk Regiment.He is remembered on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France. Son of Rebecca Brawn, of Oakfield Rd., Aylsham, Norfolk, and the late Serjt. Maj. Henry Brawn (1st Bn. Norfolk Regt.).

https://www.cwgc.org/search-for-war-dead/casualty/877844/

 

On the memorial in the churchyard at Aylsham as Brawn and also the Roll of Honour in the church.

 

3779569792_21d8709556_z.jpg?zz&#x3D;1St Michaels Aylsham War Memorial 2 by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

Private 6246 Arthur Edwin, aged 32, 1st Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 14/09/1914. Buried Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension (on concentration). Son of Sarah Ann Denmark, of 34 Quebec Rd., Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/328405/denmark,-arthur-edwin/

 

Private 3032 A W Goldsmith, aged 30, 1st/4th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 14/09/1915. Buried 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli.  Husband of Alice M. Browne (formerly Goldsmith), of 1, Cremorne Terrace, Eagle Passage, Rupert St., Norwich.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/605500/goldsmith,-/

 

Probably Rifleman 2047 F W Newson, 1st Bn. Rifle Brigade. Buried at Vauxbuin French National Cemetery (on concentration).

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/274711/newson,-/

SDGW – Frederick William, born and resident Norwich, no place of enlistment shown.

 

Probably Corporal 14565 Reginald Staff, 9th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Died 15/09/1916.Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1553881/staff,-reginald/

SDGW – born Flixton, Suffolk, enlisted Norwich.

 

FLYING OFFICER KILLED…………………….

 

Second-Lieut. Roland Jardine, Scots Guards, attached to the Royal Flying Corps, was killed yesterday while flying at Montrose. He was rising from the ground, and, banking too quickly, the machine nose dived to the earth, with the result that the pilot was killed. Lieut. Jardine, who was 24, lived at Jordan hill, Lockerbie, Dumfrieshire.

 

CWGC has Second Lieutenant Ronald James Jardine, aged 24, RFC and 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys). Died 13/09/1917. Buried at Applegarth, Parish Churchyard Extension, Dumfriesshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Jardine of Jardine

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/663873/jardine,-ronald-james/

 

LOWESTOFT……………………………..

 

LOCAL OFFICERS. – The September issue of “On and Off Duty,” a monthly journal for policeman, contains on its first page photographs of two sons of the late Sergt. Garrod (a well remembered member of the Lowestoft Police Force), who have received commissions for gallantry at the front. They are old boys of the Redhill Orphanage, and are now Lieuts. Ivan Garrod and F. Garrod. Ivan has the Military Medal. One is in the uniform of a Scotch regiment.

 

Probable MiC Lieutenant Frederick Garrod, 8th Suffolk Regiment, formerly Serjeant 14886. No match on CWGC.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2299797

No obvious MiC or Officers records for Ivan. No match on CWGC.

 

YARMOUTH…………………………………..

 

FLYING OFFICER’S DEATH. – Lieut. P.G. Angood, who was killed while flying near Chippenham on Tuesday night, was married two months ago at Yarmouth to Miss Grace Buck, third daughter of Mr. Benjamin Buck, of 70, Anson Road. He first joined the Hon. Artillery Company, and twelve months since transferred to the R.N.A.S., and trained, and trained to become a flier.

 

See “Flying Tragedies” in Thursdays’ edition, where he was recorded as “Augood”.

 

LOCAL MEN IN CASUALTY LISTS.........................................

 

On Saturday Mrs. Matthew Diver, of Castle Row. Thetford, received official notice that her son, Private Arthur Diver, had been wounded. No obvious MiC, (choice of three) or CWGC entry.

 

Mrs. Mason, Mileham Road, Litcham, has received official information that her son, Private George Mason, died in hospital from wounds received in action on August 16th.

 

Mrs. W. Hoggett, of Little Cressingham, has received news that her husband, Rifleman William Hoggett, of the Royal Irish Rifles, has been reported as missing since January 16th.

 

Private 260066 George Mason, aged 30, 1st/5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 16/08/1917. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3. Son of George and Sarah Mason, of Litcham, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/140292/mason,-george/

 

Rifleman 41698 William Hoggett, aged 39, 14th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Died 16/08/1917. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Husband of Susannah K. Hoggett, of Little Cressingham Arms, Watton, Thetford, Norfolk.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/836883/hoggett,-william/

 

 

 

 

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