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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 :
We are indebted to Ian and Steph Hall for their dedicated work researching the men of Congham who fell. You can read of their lives and their heroic ends in their booklet "The Way We Were" © .
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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|
|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
|Utteridge, Wilfred||Pte.||Royal Norfolk Regt. 7th Battn.|
The names in red are the men killed in action or died on active service.