Carbrooke War Memorial

The information in these pages has been collated and compiled by Helen Riley.

Poppy2

Roll of Honour

Carbrooke War Memorial

Those from Carbrooke who died in the First World War 1914-18

 Wilfred John Bullen

Sidney Green

Robert James Tolman

Herbert Abbey

William Ainger

Frederick William Watson

Sidney Sutton

Arthur Cecil Murrell

Gilbert William Murrell

Herbert Wyer

Victor Edward Johnson

Walter Leveridge

Bertie Leveridge

Frederick John Beets

Robert Dennis Murrell

Ernest Fergust Melbourne Back

William George Harrod

Arthur Daniel Greaves

Frederick John Williamson

William Williamson

Walter H Smith

Carbrooke History Poppies

 Wilfred John Bullen

WJ BullenWW1

Private 320430 in the Norfolk Regiment 

Killed in Action on 12th September 1918 

Commemorated at:

Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium 

Additional information: 

Born in Caston, Norfolk 

Died aged 22. Son of John and Mary Bird of Broadmoor Farm, Carbrooke 

Picture kindly supplied by Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service

POPPY1

Sidney Green

Private 51197 in the Bedfordshire Regiment

Killed in Action on 27th August 1918

Commemorated at:

Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Additional information:

Born in Roudham, Norfolk

POPPY1

Robert James Tolman

RJTolmanWW1

Private 42287 in the North Staffordshire Regiment

Died of Wounds on 23rd April 1918

Commemorated at:

Cologne Southern Cemetery, Cologne,

Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany

Additional information:

Born in Cressingham, Norfolk

Formerly G/94027, Middlesex Regiment

Picture kindly supplied by Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service

Poppy2

Herbert Abbey

Private 29639 in the Norfolk Regiment

Killed in Action on 17th April 1918

Commemorated at:

Serre Road Cemetery, No. 1 Pas de Calais, France

Additional information:

Born in Ovington, Norfolk

Died aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs G. Abbey of Thompson, Norfolk


Poppy2

William Ainger

Private 45891 in the Leicestershire Regiment

Died of Wounds on 3rd October 1919

Commemorated at:

Kings Lynn Cemetery, Hardwick Road, Kings Lynn

Additional information:

Born in Carbrooke, Norfolk

Died aged 31. Formerly 566 A.S.C. Son of William Ainger, husband of Eva May Ainger 26 Double Row, Highgate, Kings Lynn


Poppy2

Frederick William Watson

Private 28174 in the East Yorkshire Regiment

Killed in Action on 13th November 1916

Commemorated at:

Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France

Additional information:

Born in Little Cressingham, Norfolk

Died aged 20. Formerly 5409 Norfolk Regiment. Son of Frederick William and Harriet Ann Watson of Manor Farm, Herringswell, Mildenhall, Suffolk


Poppy2

Sidney Sutton

Private G/11919 in the Royal Sussex Regiment

Died of Wounds on 30th September 1916

Commemorated at:

Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

Additional information:

Born in Little Cressingham, Norfolk

Poppy2

Arthur Cecil Murrell

AC Murrell

Private G/21902 in the Royal West Surrey Regiment

Died of Wounds on 7th July 1918

Commemorated at:

Tyne Cot Memorial (for the missing), Zonnebeke,

West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Additional information:

Born in Pirbright, Surrey

Formerly 21164 East Surrey Regiment

Picture kindly supplied by Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service

Poppy2

Gilbert William Murrell

Private 43156 in the Norfolk Regiment

Killed in Action on 4th September 1916

Commemorated at:

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Additional information:

Born in Carbrooke, Norfolk

Poppy2

Herbert Wyer

L/Sgt 5381 in the Coldstream Guards Regiment

Killed in Action on 2nd November 1914

Commemorated at:

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Lleper,

West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Additional information:

Born in Carbrooke, Norfolk

Died aged 31. Son of Mr and Mrs John Wyer of Carbrooke, Watton, Norfolk; husband of Annie Louisa Wyer of 217 Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, London

Poppy2

Victor Edward Johnson

Private 18609 in the Norfolk Regiment

Died on 23rd February 1915

Commemorated at:

Felixstowe (Walton) Cemetery, Suffolk, England

Additional information:

Born in Carbrooke, Norfolk

Died aged 17. Son of Edward and Bessie Louisa Johnson of Carbrooke, Watton, Norfolk


Poppy2

Walter Leveridge

L/Sgt 7226 in the Norfolk Regiment

Killed in Action on 14th April 1915

Commemorated at:

Basra War Cemetery, Iraq

Additional information:

Born in Carbrooke, Norfolk

Poppy2

Bertie Leveridge

L/Cpl 43259 in the Norfolk Regiment

Killed in Action on 10th October 1917

Commemorated at:

Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Additional information:

Born in Carbrooke, Norfolk

Poppy2

Frederick John Beets

Private 17613 in the Norfolk Regiment

Killed in Action on 1st January 1916

Commemorated at:

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Additional information:

Born in Carbrooke, Norfolk

Died aged 21. Son of George and Phyllis Beets of Carbrooke, Caston Road, Watton, Norfolk


Poppy2

Robert Dennis Murrell

Private 43289 in the Norfolk Regiment

Killed in Action on 25th September 1916

Commemorated at:

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Additional information:

Born in Carbrooke, Norfolk

Poppy2

Ernest Fergust Melbourne Back

Private 16855 in the Norfolk Regiment

Killed in Action on 4th September 1916

Commemorated at:

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Additional information:

Born in Carbrooke, Norfolk

Poppy2

William George Harrod

WG Harrod

Private 26230 in the Norfolk Regiment

Died on 15th January 1917

Commemorated at:

SS Peter and Paul Churchyard, Carbrooke

(West of church)

Additional information:

Born in Carbrooke, Norfolk

Died aged 19. Son of John and Elizabeth H Harrod of Carbrooke

Picture kindly supplied by Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service

Poppy2

Arthur Daniel Greaves

Private F/2443 in the Middlesex Regiment

Killed in Action on 31st July 1917

Commemorated at:

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Lleper,

West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Additional information:

Born in Carbrooke, Norfolk

Died aged 31. Son of Mrs D Greaves of Griston, Watton; husband of Mrs M L Page (formerly Greaves) of “Boscobel”, Thetford Road, Watton, Norfolk


Poppy2

Frederick John Williamson

Private 114693 in the Machine Gun Corps. Regiment

Killed in Action on 25th March 1918

Commemorated at:

Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

Additional information:

Born in Thetford, Norfolk

Poppy2

William Williamson

Serjeant 7322 in the Norfolk Regiment

Died of Wounds on 31st May 1918

Commemorated at:

Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Additional information:

Born in Croxton, Norfolk

Died aged 32. Son of William and Clara Williamson of Kippenash, Carbrooke, Thetford, Norfolk

Poppy2

Walter H Smith

Driver 84934 in the Royal Engineers

(209th Field Company) Regiment

Killed in Action on 26th April 1917

Commemorated at:

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France

Additional information:

Born in Watton, Norfolk

Poppy2

Carbrooke Roll of Honour

For those who died in the Second World War 1939-45

Hedley Albert Goldsmith

Arthur William (Billy) Fincham

William Kenneth Ambrose

Alan David Johnstone

Harry Joshua Ruffles

Roland Leslie (Ronnie) Marler

Poppy 1

Hedley Albert Goldsmith

H Goldsmith

Flt Sergeant (Observer) 957745 in the 217 Sqn RAF Volunteer Reserve

Died on 12th February 1942

Commemorated at:

The Hague, (Westduin) General Cemetery,

Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Additional information:

Aged 25. Son of Albert E and Laura M Goldsmith, husband of Adeline Bessie Goldsmith of Swaffham, Norfolk


Poppy 1

Arthur William (Billy) Fincham

AW Fincham

Sergeant (Flt. Engineer) 577642 in the 218 Sqn RAF Volunteer Reserve

Died on 26th April 1943

Commemorated at:

Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort,

Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany

Additional information:

Aged 19. Son of Arthur William and Dorothea Emma Fincham of Carbrooke, Norfolk

Poppy 1

William Kenneth Ambrose

Sergeant 1128541 in the 47 Sqn RAF Volunteer Reserve

Died on 3rd August 1943

Commemorated at:

Alamein Memorial, Egypt

Additional information:

Aged 31. Son of William Brittain Ambrose and Mary Jane Ambrose; nephew of Gertrude M. Saunders of Carbrooke, Norfolk


Poppy 1

Alan David Johnstone

Sergeant (Pilot) 1320754 in the 78 Sqn RAF

Volunteer Reserve

Died on 31st August 1943

Commemorated at:

Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium

Additional information:

Age unknown.


Poppy 1

Harry Joshua Ruffles

Private 5780328 in the Norfolk Regiment

Died on 8th August 1944

Commemorated at:

Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France

Additional information:

Aged 31. Son of George and Alice Ruffles; husband of Jean Ann Ruffles of Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire


Poppy 1

Roland Leslie (Ronnie) Marler

Private 5775903 in the Norfolk Regiment

Died on 6th March 1942

Commemorated at:

Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia

Additional information:

Aged 26. Son of Amy Evelyn Marler; husband of Dorothy Maud Marler of Plumstead, London

Poppy2


Wewillrememberthem
Poppy 1

According to the church log, between January 1925 and November 1927 a roll of the names of the men of this parish who served in the ‘Great War’ was inscribed by Mr T.H.Page, framed and hung in the Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission have a website with a wealth of information detailing the men and women who served and died for our country. They maintain the British War graves located around the world.

Norfolk Roll of Honour Website

What effect did WW1 have in Carbrooke

Carbrooke Village, Wayland, Norfolk has a long and interesting history. If you have any comments, information, anecdotes or photographs, you would like to share, please contact me.

This is an ongoing project and it would be lovely to add more information.

history@carbrookehistory.co.uk

Page last updated 23 April 2012