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In Remembrance (Congham)

Remembrance Sunday is a day to commemorate the contribution of
military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and
later conflicts.

."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

FFOLKES, William Rupert Compton 
Killed in action 30th December 1917. Age 19. Son of Mrs. S. C. Ffolkes, of Congham Lodge, King's Lynn. Buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. F. 43.
( His name is commemorated on Hillington Church's war memorial.)
 
2nd Lt. 5th Battalion attached 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps.
Coomber, H Pte. East Kent Regt.
Grief, H E Pte. Norfolk Regt.
Goodburn, W Gunner Royal Field Artillery
Harper, T A Pte. Norfolk Regt.
Rallison, H Pte. Middlesex Regt.
Smith, E Pte. Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Smith, F Pte. Northumberland Fusiliers

Smith, R M
HMS Vanguard sank at Scapa Flow after an explosion. There is more click here.

Chief Petty Officer HMS Vanguard
     
1939 - 1945    
     
Elwes, John Henry Captain Royal Norfolk Regt. 2nd. Battn.
Mason, Stanley Robert     
There are more details about HMS Arethusa and L/S Mason here
L/S HMS Arethusa
Utteridge, Wilfred Pte. Royal Norfolk Regt. 7th Battn.

 

In 2016,  a new Roll of Honour was displayed in the Church in commemoration of 100 years after the Battle of the Somme during an exhibition entitled "Hear My Cry". The Roll was hand calligraphed by John Smith shown in the photo. below.
 

                        

 

The names in red are the men killed in action or died on active service.