Hockering War Memorials

1914 - 1918

Private ARNOLD BRAND G/23472, 2nd Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who died age 19 on 16 April 1918. Son of Sarah Brand, of "Thatch Cottage," Hockerings. MAGNABOSCHI BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy.

Private JOHN BROWN 29057, 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on 4 October 1917. Born Southborough, resident Hockering Heath. YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY

Private ARTHUR ELLIOTT 29294, 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 29 on 9 November 1917. Son of the late Robert and Hannah Elliott, of Hockering Heath, East Dereham. DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY

Private HERBERT FROST 133962, 47th Bn., Machine Gun Corps who died age 19 on 9 June 1918. Son of F. W. and Lizzie Frost, of Hockering, nr. East Dereham. PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HALLOY-LES-PERNOIS

Private JAMES CHUBBOCK HALL 29062, 3rd Bn., Essex Regiment who died age 41 on 06 September 1916. Husband of M. A. E. Hall, of Hockering, East Dereham. FELIXSTOWE NEW CEMETERY

Private ARTHUR CHARLES SAPEY G/18316, 6th Bn., Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) who died on 20 November 1917. Born Hockering. FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH

Private JOHN WILLIAM SAVORY 43332, 6th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who died age 24 on 28 April 1918. Son of Sidney Robert and Esther Jane Savory, of Hockering. ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Private CYRIL ROSS TAYLOR 43373, 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 20 on 19 April 1917. Son of Stephen Taylor, of Watton Rd., Hingham, Attleborough. Born Hockering. VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY

1939 - 1945

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) HAROLD CURSON 537658 207 Sqdn. Royal Air Force who died age 23 on 6 August 1942. Son of Sidney Herbert and Mabel Frances Curson, of Hockering, Norfolk. BOTTESFORD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD

6 August 1942Training
207 SquadronRAF BottesfordLancaster R5550
Other Crew ACKERMAN FS (Sgt Pilot), BROOKS J (Flt Sgt Navigator)

A Manchester (L7385) from the same squadron landed on top of the Lancaster as it was landing.

Sergeant ARCHIBALD PAYNE MILK 545929 Royal Air Force, Mentioned in Despatches. Who died age 21 on 22 December 1940. Son of Edward William and Bertha Milk, of Hockering, Norfolk, England. MAALA CEMETERY, Aden, Yemen.