1914 - 1918
Private THOMAS WILLIAM ARMES 40286, 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died from wounds received in action at the Battle of Cambrai on 21 November 1917. Born Weasenham. ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT
Private FREDERICK BARTLE 24904, 10th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died age 28 on 28 April 1917 Son of William and Maria Bartle, of North Elmham; husband of Annie Gould (formerly Bartle), of East Winch, King's Lynn. ARRAS MEMORIAL
Private WILLIAM A BETTS 76555, 29th Bn., Middlesex Regiment who died age 42 on 17 August 1918. NORTH ELMHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Private HARRY BUSSEY G/8907, 2nd Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who died age 38 on 04 September 1916. Son of Mr. H. and Mrs. A. Bussey, of Broom Green, Elmham. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Lance Corporal EDWARD JOHN THOMAS CATCHPOLE 9270, 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died on 12 August 1916. Born North End, Great Yarmouth, 16th April 1892 and educated at Thetford Grammar School, Lance Corporal Catchpole was from North Elmham.
Son of James and Mary Ann White Catchpole (nee Smith) of Water End Farm, Ashill, Norfolk (as 1911). He enlisted 17th August 1914 at Norwich. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Also on Ashill Memorial
Private ARTHUR JAMES COOKE 17793, 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment who died on 6 August 1918. Born Colkirk. POZIERES MEMORIAL
NOTE Nearest match
GEORGE COOPER Born 20 February 1885, attended Elmham school and lived at Elmham Heath (1).
Private SIDNEY DANN 240394, 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 21 on 19 April 1917. Son of Mr. E. Dann, of Eastgate St., Elmham. GAZA WAR CEMETERY
Member VIOLET ELIZABETH DAVEY 5122, 45th Training Sqdn., Women's Royal Air Force who died age 25 on 13 March 1919. Daughter of Mr. C. B. Davey, of Stone Terrace North Elmham. NORTH ELMHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Private GEORGE DAWSON G/20883, 14th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) transf. to (56558) 95th Coy., Labour Corps who died on 19 September 1918. Son of James and Sarah Ann Dawson, of Wood Norton, Guist. MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece.
Private ROBERT STANLEY EGGLETON 28679, 182nd Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died on 8 August 1916. Resident North Elmham. LOOS MEMORIAL
Rifleman JAMES FUTTER 59200, 1st Bn. 3rd, New Zealand Rifle Brigade who died on 1 September 1918. Son of Elizabeth Futter, of Chapel St., Elmham. BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
Able Seaman WALTER FUTTER Bristol Z/4585, Anson Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died age 26 on 26 October 1917. Son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Futter, of North Elmham. TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Lance Corporal HENRY GAY M2/200035, 904th M.T. Coy., Army Service Corps who died at sea on 15 April 1917. Resident Elmham, born Wymondham. Cemetery and date of death indicate that Henry Gay was probably lost when the troopship Arcadian was torpedoed on 15 April 1917 in the Eastern Mediterranean while en-route from Salonika to Alexandria with troops. Out of 1,335 aboard, 279 were lost. She had prviously been used as a headquarters ship for Sir Ian Hamilton at Gallipoli. SYRA NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Greece.
Private GEORGE ERNEST GIBBS 14974, 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 22 on 22 October 1917. Son of Robert and Emma Gibbs, of High St., North Elmham. TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Corporal NICHOLAS GOULD 41397, 10th Bn., Essex Regiment who died on 27 August 1918. Crois de Guerre. Born North Elmham. Residence, Great Ryburgh. VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
Serjeant ISAAC HENRY HANSELL M M S/4096, 13th Bn., Rifle Brigade who died on 10 July 1916. Born Dereham. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Private EDWIN JAMES CYRIL HAZLEWOOD 43341, 1st Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who died age 21 on 10 July 1917. Son of Samuel and Louise Hazlewood, of Fen St., Rockland All Saints, Attleborough. NIEUPORT MEMORIAL
Private HUBERT ERNEST HOLLAND 212215, 20th Bn., London Regiment who died age 20 on 18 November 1918. Son of Mrs. Gertrude V. Holland, of Ardenne, Elmham. ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Private WALTER STEWARD JOHNSON 1658, 1st/1st, Norfolk Yeomanry who died age 25 on 24 October 1915. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Johnson, of May Villas, East Dereham. Died when the "Nevasa" was sunk by a submarine (1). HELLES MEMORIAL also WISBECH GRAMMAR SCHOOL - Roll of Honour
Private WILLIAM JOHNSON 21688, 10th (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry who died age 25 on 18 September 1918. Son of Frederic W. and Thirza Johnson, of May Villas, Norwich Rd., East Dereham, Norfolk. Born at Wretton, Norfolk. Residence, North Elmham. LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE also WISBECH GRAMMAR SCHOOL - Roll of Honour
Private HARRY LAMBERT 6037, 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Infantry Force who died age 30 on 3 October 1917. Son of Mrs H Lambert, East Gate Street North, Elmham. Born Foulsham, resident East Hills, New South Wales. Embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, onboard HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916. AIF Project result. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Private W E LAMBERT T4/143163, H.T., Army Service Corps who died on 18 November 1918. WORTHING (ST. MARGARET) CHURCHYARD
Private ALBERT LONGLEY 26820, 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died on 11 May 1917. Born North Elmham. BOIS-CARRE BRITISH CEMETERY, THELUS
Private CHARLES WILLIAM LOVE 18373, 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 19 on 15 September 1916. Son of Walter James and Annie Love, of Eastgate Street, Elmham. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Private GEORGE ALFRED MARSH (a.k.a. MASH) 446897, 31st Bn., Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) who died age 28 on 27 September 1916. Son of George and Elizabeth Marsh, of North Elmham. ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
NOTE The family used both Mash and Marsh. On the memorial George is Mash but his brother Jesse is Marsh (1). Attestation Paper
Private JESSE WILLIAM MARSH, 14307, 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 24 on 27 September 1915. Son of George and Elizabeth Marsh, of North Elmham. LOOS MEMORIAL
Private E T MARSH 23937, 10th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 27 on 11 July 1916. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Marsh, of North Elmham. NORTH ELMHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Signaller ARTHUR PRIOR 135790, 129th Bty. 42nd Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on 25 October 1918. Resident North Elmham. ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Private CHARLES REEVE 2723, 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died on 12 August 1915. Enlisted Dereham. HELLES MEMORIAL
NOTE Nearest match.
Private CECIL ROOK 266899, 2nd/7th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 1 April 1918. Born and resident North Elmham. BRAINE-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Private FRANK SEAMAN 22623, 2nd Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died on 21 May 1917. Born North Elmham. BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY
Private ELIJAH SKIPPER 7567, 2nd Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died on 13 October 1915. Born North Elmham. BASRA MEMORIAL
Private ERNEST WALTER SPARKES 240433, 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 30 on 19 April 1917. Son of George and Ellen Sparkes, of Worthing, North Elmham, Norfolk. JERUSALEM MEMORIAL
Driver ROBERT JOHN TUCK 44729, 103rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died age 26 on 22 February 1915 Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Neave Tuck, of Station Cottages, County School, North Elmham. ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY
Private ROBERT N. WILLBY 29301, 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on 03 May 1917. Place of birth and residence - North Elmham. ARRAS MEMORIAL
1939 - 1945
Private WALTER BARTLEY ANDERSON 14693755, 6th Bn., North Staffordshire Regiment who died age 18 on 9 July 1944. Son of Harry Bartley Anderson and May Anderson, of North Elmham. CAMBES-EN-PLAINE WAR CEMETERY
Private CECIL JAMES BARTRAM 14669742, 1st Bn., Manchester Regiment who died age 20 on 14 April 1945. Son of William and Mary Bartram, of North Elmham. BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY
Private CHARLIE CARD 13047156, Pioneer Corps who died age 24 on 26 February 1941. Son of Wilfred and Blanch Card, of North Elmham. NORTH ELMHAM (ST. MARY) NEW CHURCHYARD
Gunner HERBERT GEORGE CLARKE 966225, 70 Medium Regt., Royal Artillery who died age 21 on 23 February 1941. Son of Samuel and Sarah Clarke, of North Elmham. NORTH ELMHAM (ST. MARY) NEW CHURCHYARD
Private PERCY S THOMAS FROST 5773090, 5th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment who died age 24 on 21 September 1944. Son of Pat and Dorothy Frost; husband of Ruby L. Frost, of Stanfield. SINGAPORE MEMORIAL On 21st September 1944 the Hofuku Maru sailed with Convoy MATA-27 for Takao in Formosa. She was attacked by an American aircraft carrier about 80 miles north of Corregidor, the aircraft carrier’s planes sunk the whole fleet including the Hofuku Maru, not knowing she carried prisoners.
The Hofuku Maru was carrying 1289 prisoners from Manila to Japan, 1047 were lost. Percy Frost was one of these. Also lost was George Meeson from Dereham.
Info from http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/ Hell Ships Roll
Leading Seaman ALFRED AUGUSTUS HORSTEAD P/J 109737, H.M. Submarine Narwhal, Royal Navy who died age 32 on 1 August 1940. Son of Charles Ambrose Horstead and Myra Elizabeth Horstead, of East Dereham; husband of Jessie Horstead. PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Guardsman FRANK ROBERT LONGLEY 2665078, 1st Bn., Coldstream Guards who died age 21 on 9 August 1944. Son of William and Violet Longley, of North Elmham. ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY
Corporal EDWARD ARTHUR MILLATT 5779946, 1/5th Bn., The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) who died age 31 on 8 August 1944. Son of Arthur Edward and Mary Jane Millatt, of North Elmham. BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY
Private KENNETH GEORGE SNOWLING 14406400, 10th Bn., Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) who died age 18 on 6 August 1944. Son of Frederick G. W. and Florence M. Snowling, of Elmham, Norfolk. BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
1. Janet, North Elmham resident and historian.