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"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."
You can see a short video based on Laurence Binyon's poem "For the Fallen" by clicking here.
We remember especially the men featured on our War Memorial :
1914 - 1918
ALLISON Maurice [George]
Private 5798, 2nd/1st North Midland Battery, (Staffordshire) Heavy Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 27th September 1916. Born Docking, enlisted Wakefield, resident Park Lodge, Ashwicken. Formerly 5798, 149th Wakefield Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row P. Grave 7.
BEALES Bertie Edwin
Private 242502, 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Egypt 26th October 1918. Aged 22. Enlisted King's Lynn. Son of Thomas Charles and Kate Lucy Beales, of Bawsey Brickyard, King's Lynn. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MILITARY CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 83.
BRITTON Robert James
Private Z/147, 6th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 14th September 1916. Aged 28. Born Wells, enlisted Norwich, resident Bawsey. Son of Frederick and Amelia Britton of Bawsey , Middleton, King's Lynn. Formerly 19283, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 5.
[Listed as LAWS on the SDGW & CWGC] Private 29965, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th May 1918. Aged 25. Born Leziate Fen, enlisted Gayton. Son of Mrs. Alice Mason, of Lower Leziato, East Winch, King's Lynn. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 14.
Private 241012, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine 19th April 1917. Born East Winch, enlisted East Dereham. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL PANEL, Israel. Panels 12 to 15.
REED Thomas [Henry]
Private 9047, 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 15th March 1916. Born Ashwicken, enlisted King's Lynn. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No. 1, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 11.
Private 19301, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Ashwicken, enlisted Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
Rifleman B/200144, 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 14th August 1917. Enlsited and resident King's Lynn. Formerly 5/5250, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row D. Grave 42.
Private 14508, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 18th [CWGC] or 19th [SDGW] September 1916. Age 28. Born necton, enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Sarah Ann Wilkin, of Station Road, East Winch, King's Lynn. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 9.
For a much more detailed biography of these men, please click here to see
"THE FALLEN of ASHWICKEN " compiled by Joy Smith .
POWLEY Raymond Charles
Able seaman C/JX155083, HMS Nile, Royal Navy. Died 27th March 1941. Aged 19. Son of Walter G. Powley and Blanche M. Powley, of Gayton, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 83.
Details of those remembered on War memorials throughout the World can be found at this site http://www.roll-of-honour.com