War Memorial

There are two war memorials on the north wall. One of these records the names of nine village men who died in the 1914-18 war. The other matching tablet records the names of ten village men who died in the 1939-45 war, two of whom are buried in the front of the churchyard.

"SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 1918"

ALEXANDER William Richard Private 71070.
9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th November 1916. Aged 25. Born and lived Lingwood. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Thomas and Ellen Alexander, of Lingwood, Norwich. Buried: Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Ref. II. F. 6.

BALLS Albert Edgar Private 13337.
"A" Company, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st July 1916. Aged 21. Born Lingwood. Enlisted Norwich. Son of the late William and Jane Balls. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

BALLS, D.C.M. George Alfred Lance Corporal 200008.
1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine on 24th April 1917. Aged 44. Born Strumpshaw, Norfolk. Enlisted Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich. Husband of Alice Balls, of 38, School Terrace, Lingwood, Norwich. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Buried: Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. A. 147.

COLE Frederick John Lieutenant.
4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 19th April 1917. Aged 30. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panels 12 to 15.

ETHERIDGE John Private 29985.
7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd March 1918. Aged 32. Born Strumpshaw, Norfolk. Lived Lingwood. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Margaret Etheridge, of 55, Lingwood, Norwich. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.

HANNANT Archie Herbert Private 200536.
1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 11th December 1917. Aged 22 (Memorial gives age as 21). Enlisted Norwich. Son of George and Elizabeth Hannant of 53, Lingwood, Norwich, Norfolk. Buried: Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. D. 25.

ROSE Percy J Private 2041.
1st/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Gallipoli on 5th December 1915. Aged 21. Born south Burlingham, Norfolk. Enlisted Acle, Norfolk. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Rose, of 4, Station Rd., Lingwood, Norwich. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.

STONE William Private 53853.
2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly G/60224 Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 29th August 1918. Aged 19. Born Great Plumstead, Norfolk. Lived Norwich, Norfolk. Enlisted Wroxham, Norfolk. Son of Henry and Ellen Francis Stone, of Lingwood, Norwich. Buried: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. VII. B. 28.

TURNER Willie Edward Private 14828.
9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 1st August 1916. Aged 20. Born Cantley, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. C. 9.

"SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 1945"

ANDREWS William James Private 5780722.
6th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 21st September 1944. Aged 33. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 49.

ASKER Peter George Leading Aircraftman 1725431.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 6th June 1946. Aged 21. Son of Walter George and Beatrice Louisa Asker, of Lingwood, Norfolk. Buried: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Ref. 27. A. 6.

BECKETT Frank William Stores Assistant C/MX 617986.
H.M.S. Hamilcar, Royal Navy. Died on 14th November 1944. Aged 20. Son of William and Annie Beckett, of Lingwood, Norfolk. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 78, 3.

CORDY Stanley Christopher Flight Sergeant 654143.
45 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on 16th May 1941. Aged 20. (Memorial gives age as 19) Son of Charles Frederick and Florence Ella Cordy, of Lingwood, Norfolk. Commemorated: Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 242.

ETHERIDGE John William Private 5777050.
5th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 1st January 1944. Aged 27. Son of John and Margaret Etheridge; husband of Ruby Rose Etheridge, of Upton, Norfolk. Buried: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 3. G. 10.

FORDER Cecil William Private 14250355.
Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died on 1st June 1944. Aged 39. Son of Horace and Pleasance Forder; husband of Elsie May Forder, of Lingwood. Buried: Lingwood (St. Peter) Churchyard.

LING Kenneth Robert Gunner 1426671.
7 Battery, 5 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 21st January 1944. Aged 24. (Memorial gives age as 25). Son of Robert William and Nellie Waters Ling, of Lingwood, Norwich. Buried: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Ref. Brit. Sec. F. B. 15.

LING Lewis Ernest Driver T/5782560.
Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 17th April 1945. Aged 24. Buried: Hanover War Cemetery, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany. Ref. 7. F. 11.

MINGAY Frederic Eric Flight Sergeant (Navigator/Bomber) 1395994.
36 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 26th December 1944. Aged 22. Son of John and Marian Blanche Mingay, of Lingwood. Buried: Lingwood (St. Peter) Churchyard.

NELSON Clifford Reginald Private 5773232.
2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 19th May 1940. Aged 20. (Memorial gives age as 21). Commemorated: Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Column 44.

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