2014 Marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War

The following information about the Brave Boys of Ten Mile Bank whose names appear on the war memorial

is taken from the Roll of Honour website at www.roll-of-honour.com

          

           

ARMSBYWilliam Henry
Private 16984, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action Wednesday 16th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born and resident Hilgay, enlisted Norwich. Son of Henry and Ann Maria Armsby, of Ten Mile Bank, Downham, Norfolk. Buried in ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Grave II. E. II.
BEDFORDGeorge
Served with both the Royal Sussex Regt and the Lincoln Regt and died of wounds in 1918, but does not appear on either SDGW or the CWGC Register
CHAPMANGeorge Henry
Private 16637, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Little Ouse, enlisted Ely. Son of John and Rebecca Chapman, of Modney Bridge, Downham, Norfolk. Born at Black Horse Drove, Littleport, Cambs. Buried in ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave D. 29.
COOPERAlfred
Private 34939, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd September 1917 (wounded 7th August 1917). Age 29. Born Hilgay, enlisted Kings Lyn, resident Manea. Son of Samuel & Rebecca Cooper, Ten Mile Bank, Hilgay. Husband of Bertha Delina Cooper, Fodder Fen. Formerly Norfolk Regiment. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave P. III. C. 4A.
DAYGeorge William
Private 26443, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Monday 25th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born ten Mile Bank, enlisted Norwich. Son of Walter and Rose Day, of Shippea Hill, Prickwillow, Ely, Cambs. Formerly 12046, Royal Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
FINCHAMGeorge
Private 17665, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Littleport. Buried in GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Grave X. S. 2.
GATHERCOLEFrancis [Frank] Walter
Private 28508, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 30th December 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Emma Bidwell (formerly Gathercole), of Witchford, Ely. Buried in ELY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave F. 1301.
GATHERCOLEGeorge
either George Mansfield Gathercole, Private G/24421, 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 31st August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Feltwell, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Ely. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave III. F. 36. or G Gathecole, private 32985, 11th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died Wednesday 25th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 36. Son of George and Susan Gathercole, of Wretton, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave VII. F. 14.
GOOCHJonathan
Prive 16516, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 13th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Soham Fen, enlisted Littleport. Son of James and Eliza Gooch, of Southery, Norfolk. Buried in LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 6.
HALLAlfred
Lance Corporal 3/6508, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th March 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Hilgay, enlisted Downham Market. Son of Alfred Henry and Gertrude Hall, of Hiam's Farm, Hilgay Fen, Downham Market, Norfolk. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XVII. H. 46.
HALLBertie
Private 1702, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli [SDGW states 28th] Thursday 12th August 1915. Age 22. Born Hilgay, enlisted Downham Market. Son of Mrs. A. Hall, of 10, Mile Bank, Haims Farm, Downham, Norfolk; husband of Violet L. Hall, of Ely Rd., Hilgay, Downham, Norfolk. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
KIRBYJoseph
Private 15881, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Bedwell Hay, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Ely. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
MISSINHerbert Edward
Private G/64084, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Friday 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Formerly 6258, East kent Regiment. Son of James William and Jane Missin, of Ten Mile Bank, Downham, Norfolk. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
MISSINJoseph
Private 2173, "A" Company, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Died [SDGW states 29th] Thursday 12th August 1918 in Gallipoli. Age 22. Born Southery, enlisted Downham Market. Son of James William and Joel [sic - possibly Jane] Missin, of Ten Mile Bank, Downham, Norfolk. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
MOORE[George Thomas] Tom
Private 16985, No 3 Company, 1st Battalion, Coldstrean Guards. Killed in action Tuesday 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Hilgay, enlisted Norwich, resident Downham Market. Son of Sabina Thurling (formerly Moore), of Ten Mile Bank, Downham, Norfolk, and the late George Thomas Moore. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.
NIGHTALLSamuel
[Spelt KNIGHTALL on CWGC] Private 22985, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 12th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born 1894, Chettisham, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Downham Market. Son of William and Hannah Knightall, of Ten Mile Bank, Downham, Norfolk. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France, Pier and Face 1C and 1D.
PAYNEWilliam
probably William Payne, Private 42374, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 20th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Southery, enlisted Downham Market. Son of William and Rachel Payne, of Westfield House, Feltwell, Brandon, Suffolk. Native of Southery, Norfolk. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave II. A. 15.
PORTERHarold
Lance Corporal 41235, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 9th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born Hilgay, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of Robert Porter, of Hilgay, Norfolk; husband of Mary Elizabeth Porter, of 34, South St., East Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 33557, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. D. II.
STARLINGMaurice
Private 40403, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Lancashire Fusliers. Died of wounds Friday 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Brandon Creek, enlisted Norwich, resident Downham Market. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Grave VI. A. 14.
THULBORNWalter
Private 3/7816, "B" Company, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 19th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Denver, enlisted Norwich. Son of Ezra and Julia Lee Thulborn of Ten Mile Bank, Downham, Norfolk. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
WALKERPercy
Private 18318, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 22nd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Hilgay, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Sarah Walker of Ten Mile Bank, who incidentally are buried on the opposite side of the church to the War Memorial. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
WATSONJohn
possibly John Henry Watson, Private 20940, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 14th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Terrington Marsh, enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Charlotte Watson, of 39, Custom House St., Sutton Bridge, Wisbech, Cambs. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D

          World War 1 - Detailed Information Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2003

Additional information Peter Dearsley

Many thanks to Fred Lyons for inspiring this page


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