SWANTON MORLEY ROLL OF HONOUR
SWANTON MORLEY ROLL OF HONOUR

World War One

Swanton Morley War Memorial



Private HERBERT WALTER BEEVIS 40298, 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died on 18 October 1916. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Private HERBERT BONE 36866, 1st Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers who died age 30 on 09 April 1918. Son of Walter and Sarah Bone, of Home Farm, Swanton Morley; husband of Florence May Bone, of 39, Bishopgate St., Norwich. LOOS MEMORIAL

Private ALFRED BUSH 201399, 4th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on 23 April 1917. Born Dereham. ARRAS MEMORIAL
NOTE Closest match. Could be the same man who is on the Dereham Memorial.

Private WILLIAM DAWSON G/66515, 7th Bn, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who died on 1 May 1918 age 19. Son of John and Emma Dawson, of Northall Green, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY
NOTE William Dawson was added to the memorial in 2012.

Private GEORGE RICHARD HARROLD 38361, 1st Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment who died on 30 November 1917. Son of Mr. G. B. Harrold, of The Royal Oak, Mitcham(sic), Swaffham. Born Swanton Morley. ONTARIO CEMETERY, SAINS-LES-MARQUION
NOTE Also commemorated at Mileham.

Private GEORGE WILFRED JARRETT, 31265, 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died age 25 on 15 April 1917. Son of Arthur Jarrett, of Field House Cottages, Swanton Morley, and the late Emma Jarrett. ARRAS MEMORIAL

Driver HARRY GEORGE LINCOLN 85138, 209th Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died age 32 on 19 April 1918. Son of Henry and Mary Kirk, of Swanton Morley. MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT

Private BASIL REEVE 242139, 1st/6th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment who died on 01 April 1917. Born and resident Swanton Morley. TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

Serjeant FREDERICK GEORGE RIX 5639, 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment who died age 32 on 7 August 1918. Son of James and Sally Rix, of Swanton Morley. DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC

Lance Corporal JAMES HERBERT RIX 128675, "F" Special Coy., Royal Engineers who died age 27 on 10 April 1918. Son of James and Sallie Rix, of Swanton Morley. TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK

Private HORACE ALBERT RUMP 22376, 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 34 on 19 July 1916. Son of Mrs. Sarah Rump, of Stamford St., Ratby, Leicester. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Private ERNEST TROLLOP 203536, 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 39 on 07 August 1918. Son of George Trollop, of Woodgate, Swanton Morley. SWANTON MORLEY (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

Private SYDNEY GEORGE TYE TF/290872, 13th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment who died age 37 on 16 April 1918. Son of George and Sarah Tye, of The Angel Inn, Swanton Morley; husband of J. E. Watkins (formerly Tye), of Woodside, Swanton Morley. TYNE COT MEMORIAL

World War Two

SWANTON MORLEY ROLL OF HONOUR

Private ALFRED LESLIE BUSH 5774844, Royal Norfolk Regiment who died age 21 on 28 June 1941. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bush, of Swanton Morley. SWANTON MORLEY (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

Flying Officer PETER ISAAC GREEN 183823, 227 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 21 on 21 February 1945. Son of Peter Isaac and May Eleanor Green, of Swanton Morley. Lost bombers report. WINTERSWIJK CEMETERY

Private JAMES ROBERT LOOME 5774840, 5th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment who died age 38 on 6 March 1944. Son of William James Loome and Edith Loome; husband of Ida Ellen Maud Loome, of Swanton Morley. YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY

Private REGINALD HENRY JACK MACE 14601163, 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died age 34 on 12 April 1944. Son of John William and Daisy Anna Mace, of Swanton Morley, Norfolk; husband of Rebecca Mace, of Swanton Morley. IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY

Private GEORGE WILLIAM CLIMPSON 5781477, 7th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment who died age 19 on 05 May 1942. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Climpson, of Chatham.

Flight Sergeant Pilot GEORGE THOMAS COUBROUGH R/94968, 98 Squadron (RAF), of the Royal Canadian Air Force who died age 20 on 30 November 1942. Son of Harvey H. Coubrough and May V. Coubrough, of Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada.

George Thomas Coubrough

George Thomas Coubrough was known to his family and friends as "Bud." The second of their three children, Bud was his parents' only son. Bud's father, Harve, himself one of four sons of Matt and Liz Coubrough of Ogema, Saskatchewan, to have served overseas in the First World War, was one of only two who came home. Bud had celebrated his 20th birthday a little over a month before his plane crashed into a power line during a training flight, leaving behind his parents, two sisters, Edith and Evelyn, and his best girl, Jac. Coubrough Lake in northern Saskatchewan (near Lac LaRonge) is named for Bud. This picture was taken in the spring of 1942. Picture and additional information from Veteran Affairs Canada.

Flight Sergeant BERNARD FULLERTON R/65032, 88 Squadron (RAF), of the Royal Canadian Air Force who died age 27 on 20 October 1941. Son of Starr W. Fullerton and Ethel A. Fullerton, of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. B.A., B.Ed.

Flight Sergeant MILTON GEORGE GORDON R/120737, 21 Squadron (RAF) of the Royal Canadian Air Force who died age 21 on 6 June 1943 Son of Francis Mavor Gordon and Mary Ethel Gordon, of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. His brother Cyril James Albert served in the Second World War. The brothers were from the town of Webb, Saskatchewan.

Flight Sergeant MILTON GEORGE GORDON


Aircraftman 1st Class HENRY GRAHAM 1025508, 88 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 35 on 26 September 1942. Son of Henry and Jane Graham, of Glasgow; husband of Sarah Graham, of Glasgow.

Flying Officer HAROLD PATTERSON HALL 118413, 226 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 28 on 12 March 1943. Son of Dr. William Hall and Mary Hall husband of Angela Mary Hall, of Corbridge, Northumberland. L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S. (Edin.), L.R.F.P.S. (Glasgow).

Sergeant Pilot EVERARD HOWARD HAWKEN 411891, 1515 Blind Approach Training Flight, RAF Swanton Morley, Royal New Zealand Air Force who died age 20 on 24 March 1942 at Foxley Wood, Bawdeswell when his Airspeed Oxford (V4063), on a training flight, collided with another of its kind. All four aircrew were killed. Son of Martin Gilbert and Pauline May Hawken, of Auckland City, New Zealand. The other pilot was STEPHEN HARRY ROBINSON (below). . Additional information from New Zealand's Roll of Honour.


Sergeant IAN ALISTAIR MACDONALD R/54025, 88 Squadron (RAF), of the Royal Canadian Air Force who died age 19 on 20 October 1941. Son of Colin Hugh Macdonald and of Catherine Helen Macdonald (nee Richardson), of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Flying Officer DOUGLAS BERNHARDT MOLLGAARD 413453, 226 Squadron (RAF), of the Royal New Zealand Air Force who died age 21 on 9 June 1943. Son of Carl Frederick and Jessie Elizabeth Mollgaard, of Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Took off at about 1222 hours from Swanton Morley, for training on board a Mitchell II (FL203) but 65 minutes later an engine failed and caught fire. The fire quickly spread and control was lost while attempting an emergency landing. The plane crashed at Kimberley, 8 miles SSE of Swanton Morley. At the time of his death Mollgaard had completed 479 flying hours (11 of these solo on board a Mitchell) and 5 or 6 operations. Picture and additional information from Auckland Museum

DOUGLAS BERNHARDT MOLLGAARD



Flying Officer PATRICK CLAUDE NANGLE 406024, Royal Australian Air Force who died age 23 on 20 October 1941. Son of Montague Claude and Marguerite Nangle, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England.

Sergeant Pilot STEPHEN HARRY ROBINSON 413545, 1515 Blind Approach Training Flight, RAF Swanton Morley, Royal New Zealand Air Force who died age 27 on 24 March 1942 when his Airspeed Oxford (V4137) collided with another of its kind on a beam approach training flight at Swanton Morley. All four aircrew were killed. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Robinson, of St. Kilda, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. The other pilot was EVERARD HOWARD HAWKEN (above).

Sergeant Pilot STEPHEN HARRY ROBINSON


Flying Officer JOHN ROGERS J/12243, 21 Squadron (RAF), of the Royal Canadian Air Force who died age 22 on 6 June 1943. Son of Crispin Deacon Rogers and Janet Rogers, of Coleman, Alberta, Canada.

Sergeant HAROLD RYDING SMITH 1186096, 98 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 20 on 30 November 1942. Son of Harold Ryding Smith and Martha Ryding Smith, of Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex.

Pilot Officer HERBERT JOHN THIELE 404892, Royal Australian Air Force who died at Wood Norton age 22 on 2 November 1941. Son of John William Charles and Camilla Lauretta Thiele, of Hendra, Queensland, Australia. Civilian occupation was State School Teacher. Residence, Brisbane. Born, Mount Morgan.

Pilot Officer HERBERT JOHN THIELE


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