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In Remembrance (Little Massingham)

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 & buried in the Churchyard :

1914 - 1918

Birkbeck, George
Rank:   Lieutenant   Date of Death:   19/02/1915   Age:   20
Regiment/Service:   The KOR Royal Norfolk Yeomanry
Additional Information:   Son of Emily Birkbeck, of Little Massingham, and the late Edward L. Birkbeck.

Meredith, William Morris
Rank:   Captain A.D.C.   Date of Death:   07/12/1918
Regiment/Service:   First The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Barnes, Frederick Thos.  
Pte. 5th Norfolk Regt.

Mason, Arthur Jas.
Gunner, Royal Garrison Artley

Olley, James O
Pte.   The Queen's Royal W Surrey Regt.

1939-1945

Cooper, Charles
Gunner   Royal Artillery

Candler, Federick W
QMS   KOR   Norfolk Yeomanry

Dixon - Spain, Peter
Pilot Officer


Lindsaye, Hugh John Norman
Rank:   Squadron Leader    Trade:   Pilot   Service No:   40235  
Date of Death:   30/04/1941
Regiment/Service:   Royal Air Force   18 Sqdn.
His Blenheim IV, V6389/OM crashed at Hillington during a training mission.

Lockwood, Arthur Eric  
Rank:   Pilot Officer   Trade:   Pilot   Service No:   108167  
Date of Death:    01/04/1942   Age:   22
Regiment/Service:   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve   107 Sqdn.
Additional Information:   Son of Ralph Edwin and Blanche Naomi Lockwood, of Cadbury Heath, Gloucester. Exhibitioner of Christ's College, Cambridge.
His Boston III, AL264/OM crashed at base on return from a mission to Boulogne.

Poole, Thomas Frederic Peter
Rank:   Sergeant   Trade:   Obs.   Service No:   1281236  
Date of Death:   19/02/1942   Age:   26
Regiment/Service:   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve   107 Sqdn.
Additional Information:   Son of Arthur John and Kate Poole; husband of Monica Poole, of Horley, Surrey.
His Boston III, W8319/OM crashed South East of Flitcham Abbey during training.

Relph, Gordon Turnbull
Rank:   Flight Sergeant   Trade:    Obs.   Service No:   920230  
Date of Death:   27/08/1942   Age:   24 Regiment/Service:   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve   107 Sqdn.
Additional Information:    Son of Arthur and Margaret Jane Relph; husband of Jean Relph, of Cargo Cumberland.
His Boston III, AL715/OM is believed to have been shot down on a mission to Abbeville.

Ronayne, Charles Stanford
Rank:   Flying Officer   Trade:   Nav.   Service No:   152497  
Date of Death:   11/06/1944   Age:   33
Regiment/Service:   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Additional Information:   Son of Charles Stanford Ronayne and Mary Ronayne, husband of Marjorie Victoria Ronayne, of Ealing, Middlesex.
His Mosquito II, HJ916/TW-Y crashed at Newmarket during training.

Watkins, Joseph Ridley
Rank:   Flying Officer   Trade:   Navigator/Radar   Service No:   152875   Date of Death:   01/01/1945   Age:   21 Regiment/Service:   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve   239 Sqdn.
Additional Information:   Son of Albert Thomas Watkins and Edith Groves Watkins; husband of Margaret Lilian Watkins, of Wanstead, Essex.
He crashed his Mosquito VI, PZ340/HB at Narford Hall. He served with 239 Squadron based at West Raynham.

Wilson, John Colin
Rank:   Sergeant   Trade:    Obs.   Service No:   40746   Date of Death:   21/05/1941   Age:   27
Regiment/Service:   Royal New Zealand Air Force   107 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
Additional Information:   Son of John Francis Wilson and of Eva Kathleen Wilson (nee Madden), of Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand.
Killed in action.