The Tilney St Lawrence War Memorial

Tilney St Lawrence. Norfolk. War memorial. 1914 – 1918.

 A.E.Allen.

Arthur Allen. Private. Border Regiment formerly 19262 Norfolk Regiment. Enlisted in Norwich. 1st Battallion. Western European Theatre. France and Flanders. Killed in Action 08-08-1916.

Arthur Allen was born in Tilney St Lawrence in 1890.

The 1911 census shows him age 21 a single man living at Moseditch, Tilney St Lawrence with his parents Thomas and Salisbury Belo Allen, and 5 brothers, Edmund. Walter. Fredrick. Percy and Reginald.  All born in Tilney St Lawrence.

 E.W.Bird.

Ernest Walter Bird.  Private.  Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment.  Enlisted in Kings Lynn.  Western European Theatre. France and Flanders.  Killed in Action. 16-04-1917.

Ernest Walter Bird was born in Tilney St Lawrence in 1894.

The 1911 census shows him age 17 a single man, living at New Road, Tilney St Lawrence with his parents William and Florence Bird and a step brother, Arthur Frederick Bailey.

 F.W.Britton.

Frederick William Britton  born in Terrington St John 1880.

Attestation 1900. Age 20yr 3months. 3rd Norfolk Regiment, soldier No. 4105.

Attestation 1903. Age 22yr 11months. Norfolk Regiment, soldier No. 6548.

No date of his death.

The 1911 census shows him living in Terrington St John age 31 with his wife Lilly, children Lillian, Frederick [born in Tilney] and William [born in Terrington], and his widowed mother in law  Mary Elizabeth Middleton.

D.Bunting.

No record found with a connection to Tilney St Lawrence.

E.E.Constable.

Ernest Edward Constable. Private. Lancashire Fusilliers, 8th Battalion. Formerly 331041, Cambridgeshire Regiment.  Enlisted Wisbech. Western European Theatre.  France and Flanders.  Died of Wounds. 05-04-1918.

Ernest Edward Constable, born 1897, Walpole Cross Keys.

The 1911 census shows him age 14yr living at Moreditch, Tilney St Lawrence with his parents John and Agnes Constable, brother Arthur William and sisters Mabel and Florrie.

G.W.Failes.

Gerald Watson Failes. Captain [Tp]. Norfolk Regiment. 9th Battalion. Killed in Action.  15-04-1918.

Gerald Watson Failes was born 1894 in Tilney St Lawrence.

The 1911 census shows him living in Tilney St Lawrence with his parents Watson [a Farmer] and Mary Failes, sister Mary and brother Charles.

H.Gotsell.

Herbert Gotsell. Private. Norfolk Regiment. 1st Battalion. Enlisted in Kings Lynn.  Western European Theatre.  France and Flanders. Killed in Action. 31-01-1915.

A Herbert Gotsell born 1899 in Hilgay appears on the 1911 census at Church Farm Bawsey.

No definite information found for a connection to Tilney St Lawrence.

A.J.Hancock.

Alfred James Hancock. Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery. Soldier no. 140371. Enlisted Kings Lynn.  Western European Theatre. France and Flanders.  Killed in Action. 04-10-1917. We believe in the battle of Broodseinde, West Flanders, Belgium. The family have in their possession his death penny. Issued to families of those who died in the great war.

Alfred James Hancock was born 1881 Terrington St Clements.

The 1911 census shows him age 30yr, living in Tilney St Lawrence, a farm labourer, he is listed as a single man, with him is his widowed mother Sarah age 67, brothers George age 40yr, single. Harry age 19yr single and sister Georgina age 27yr, single.                                  Alfreds older sister Dora Eliza Hancock married William Childs, they are my great grandparents and resided in Magdalen.

F.Loades.

Frank Loades.  Private.  Norfolk Regiment.  8th Battalion. Enlisted. Kings Lynn.  Western European Theatre.  France and Flanders. Killed in Action. 19-07-1916.

Frank Loades was born 1892 in St Germans.

The 1911 census shows him age 19 a single man living in Tilney St Lawrence with his Widower father John Loades [ fruit grower] and his sisters Mary and May. Frank was one of 9children.

C.Nelson.

Charles John Nelson. Private.  Norfolk Regiment.  5th Battalion. Enlisted East Dereham. Palestine, Egypt. Killed in Action. 02-11-1917.

Charles John Nelson was born in East Dereham. The only connection found is a brother Herbert Cecil Nelson born in Tilney 1902.

J.Oglesby.

Joseph Oglesby. Guardsman. Grenadier Guards. 2nd Battalion. Enlisted Kings Lynn.  Western European Theatre.  France and Flanders.  Killed in Action. 27-03-1918.

Joseph Oglesby was born 1889 in Terrington St John.

The 1911 census shows him age 22 living in Tilney St Lawrence, he is a postman. He is with his parents Michael and Mary Oglesby, brothers Dick [a baker], Thomas [ invalid ], and sister Florence.

 A.Oldroyd.

Augustas Oldroyd.  Private. Machine Gun Corps. Formerly 11905 Royal Sussex Regiment. Enlisted kings Lynn. Infantry. Western European Theatre.  France and Flanders. Died of Wounds. 14-10-1918.

Augustus Oldroyd was born in 1897, Tilney St Lawrence.

The 1911 census shows him age 14yr living in Tilney St Lawrence with his parents Francis [ a farmer ], and Elizabeth Oldroyd and sisters Dorothy, May and Elsie.

A.E.Payne.

Albert Edward Payne. Gunner. Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery.  Enlisted Kings Lynn.  Western European Theatre.  France and Flanders.  Killed in Action. 28-03-1918.

Albert Edward Payne was born 1885 Walpole St Andrew.

The 1911 census shows him age 35, a Bricklayer living in Terrington St John with his wife Kate age 28 who was born in Tilney St Lawrence.

W.R.W.Ping.

James Wellington Ping.  L/Cpr. Corps of Royal Engineers. Enlisted Kingston on Thames Surrey. 237th Field Coy.,  R. E. Theatre of war, Home. War Region, Home. Died of Wounds. 25-10-1917.

The 1911 census shows a James Wellington Ping age 58 [a farmer] born in March and his wife Charlotte living in Tilney St Lawrence with a daughter named Mabel.

T.Poll.

The 1911 census shows a Thomas Poll age 18yr living in Tilney St Lawrence with his parents Thomas Poll age 41, a steam roller driver, his mother Susannah and 9siblings.

I was unable to find a death record, but medals were presented to a Thomas Henry Poll.

A.F.Swaby.

Arthur Frederick Swaby. Private. Hertfordshire Regiment. Enlisted Kings Lynn.  Western European Theatre.  France and Flanders.  Killed in Action. 18-09-1918.

Arthur Frederick Swaby was born in Tilney St Lawrence. 1895.

The 1911 census shows him age 16yr living in Tilney St Lawrence with his parents William [hay cutter] and Florence Swaby, a brother William and sister Hilda.

P.Swaby.

Phillip Swaby. Sergeant. Norfolk Regiment.  2nd Battalion.  Asiatic Theatre. Mesopotamia.  Killed in Action. 07-12-1014.

Phillip Swaby was born in Tilney St Lawrence 1880.

The 1911 census shows him age 30yr a single man living in Belgaum India.  Listed on the Overseas Ships and Military Establishments.

W.R.Taylor.

Walter Richard Taylor.  Private. Norfolk Regiment. 9th Battalion.  Enlisted Staines Middlesex. Western European Theatre.  Died. 21-03-1918.

Walter Richard Taylor was born 1885 in Tilney St Lawrence.

The 1911 census shows a Walter Taylor age26, living in Tilney St Lawrence with parents Robert [ag.lab] and Mary Taylor, a brother John and sister Edith.

D.T.Whetton. and J.C.Whetton

Daniel Thomas Whetton. Acting sergeant. Alexandra,Doncaster. 2nd Battalion.Western European Theatre. France and Flanders. Killed in Action. 25-04-1918.

John Charles Whetton. Corporal. Norfolk Regiment. 8th Battalion. Western European Theatre. France and Flanders. Killed in Action. 22-10-1917.

Daniel Thomas Whetton was born in Leyton 1896.

John Charles Whetton was born in West Ham 1894.

The 1911 census shows Daniel Thomas Whetton age 15yr  and John Charles Whetton age 17yr living in Tilney St Lawrence with their  parents Alfred [Postmaster] and Mary Ann Whetton, brothers Jabez and Walter and sisters Beatrice and Annie.

This information was presented in November 2018 by Sandra Allen born in Magdalen on 25-08-1954. Her ancestors have strong connections with Tilney St Lawrence.