following article is from a booklet published by Chris Clarke, who kindly gave
me permission to add this to the Deopham website.
of the First World War remembered on the Deopham War Memorial
The Tablet is
located on the north wall inside St Andrew's Church
1309 Alfred William Barrett was born in Ashwellthorpe.
He originally enlisted as 4320 in the 4th Norfolk Regiment in
then later transferred to the 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. He served in France & Flanders and died on 16th September 1914.
He is remembered on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial and on the Deopham War
The Downham Gazette, Friday
13th November 1915, pg 6
has been received of the death of Alfred William Barrett of the Northumberland
Fusiliers. He was reported ‘wounded and
missing’ on September 14th,1914, and, although many efforts have then since
been made to clear the matter up, it was only last month that his parents were
officially informed of his being killed.
La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial,
200501 Percy Robert Hurrell was born in Paddington,
in c1895. He enlisted in the 1st/4th
Norfolk Regiment in
. He served on the Balkan front from 6th August 1915 and later in
where he was killed in action on 19th April 1917 aged 22.
He is remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial Panels 12 to 15 and on the
Deopham War Memorial. He was the eldest
son of Robert and Eleanor Hurrell. At the
time of the 1911 Census Percy, then aged 16 was working at home in household of
his parents, Robert, born in Deopham, a farmer aged 42, and Eleanor, born in
Chitchly, Buckingham, aged 45, at Laural Farm in Deopham Green, along with his
siblings Mildred Eleanor, born in Paddington, London, a dairy worker aged 17,
and Frank Thomas, born in Chelsea, aged 12 who was still at school.
20557 Harry/Henry Kerry was born in Scoulton c1877.
He originally enlisted in the as 17932 in the Norfolk Regiment in
Norwich then later transferred to the 1st Essex Regiment.
He served in en route to Gallipoli and was drowned on Royal Edward on
13th August 1915 aged 38. He is
remembered on the Helles Memorial Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233 and on the
Deopham War Memorial. He was the son
of Zaccheus & Amelia Kerry; husband of Nellie Kerry, of The Green, Deopham.
At the time of the 1911 Census Henry, a farm bailiff, was living in
Deopham with his wife Nellie who he married some time in 1902, along with their
sons, Cyril, b.1903, Clifton, b.1905 and daughters, Irene, b.1906 and Elsie,
months after the death of Harry, another daughter was born, and she was given
the name Royal after the ship he went down on. Had it have been a son, he was to
have been named Edward.
picture appeared in the Eastern Daily Press on Friday 17th September
51113 Albert James Morter was born in Great Ellingham c1898.
He enlisted in the 2nd Suffolk Regiment in Attleborough.
He served in France & Flanders and was killed in action on 28th March
1918 aged ~20. He is buried at
Cemetery, Wancourt Grave III D 8 and is remembered on the Deopham War Memorial.
He was the son of Emma Morter.
10474 Horace Charles Stubbings was born in
on 25th July 1895. He originally
enlisted as 6665 in the 12th Lancers in
on 28th August 1914, transferring to the 3rd Royal Munster Fusiliers on 2nd
June 1915. He served with the
Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from 17th July 1915 but, on 4th August 1915,
at Achi Baba, an exploding shell blew inside the trench and buried him. He was
sent home on 13th September 1915 where he was treated at the
and discharged no longer fit for army service on 4th January 1916 as a result
of shell concussions (epilepsy). He
died on 6th January 1918 aged 20 according to the gravestone (most likely 22). He is buried at Deopham St Andrew Churchyard Grave 40, but does not seem
to appear on any local War Memorial or on the Norfolk Roll of Honour.
He was the son of John and Susannah Stubbings – his war record says
William and Sally of Hardingham which partially agrees with the 1901 Census
which has William and Susannah living in
with sisters Winifred (1) and Nellie (8mo). Horace was a clerk at the time of his enlistment and at the time of his
receipt of a pension he lived at Mill House in Deopham.