St Augustine's First World War
Roll of Honour 1914-1918
A biographical history of the parish of St Augustine's with St Mary Coslany's sacrifice in the Great War is now available: 'They Are Not Dead'. A Norwich Parish in the First World War. Remembering a Lost Generation by Stuart John McLaren. Published by The Larks Press (http://www.booksatlarkspress.co.uk)
St Augustine’s Second World War
Roll of Honour 1939–1945
Arthur Cyril Bracey.
Son of Alfred and Ellen Bracey of 25 Leonard Street,
St Augustine’s, Norwich. Husband of Mrs Dora Bracey of 9 Caston Road, Thorpe-next-Norwich. Mr Bracey worked as a joiner at Boulton & Paul’s Engineering Works near Thorpe Railway Station, Norwich. He died, aged 24, on 1 August 1940, as a result of enemy bombing. Eight other employees were killed during this attack.
The Jarvis family.
Mr Frederick William Jarvis, a maintenance engineer (aged 60); Mrs May Martha Jarvis, mother and housewife (56); and their daughters, Miss Dorothy May Jarvis, a handicraft teacher (27) and Miss Beris Mabel Jarvis, a stenographer (25). All died on 27 April 1942 at their home at 41 Patteson Road, Norwich during one of the worst nights suffered by Norwich during the enemy air raids known as the ‘Baedeker Blitz’. Nine other Patteson Road residents were killed or subsequently died of their wounds as a result of this air raid.
Not included on the St Augustine's roll of honour:
A retired shoemaker who lived at 29 Rose Yard off
St Augustine's Street, Norwich. Mr Rix was killed during the devastating 'Baedeker' air raid on Norwich of 28 April 1942, aged 67.
Member of His Majesty’s Armed Forces:
Able Seaman William Herbert Henry Barrett.
HMS Rawalpindi, Royal Navy.
Son of William and Agnes Barrett. Husband of Mrs Ellen Barrett. Died at sea, aged 31, on 23 November 1939. HMS Rawalpindi, a lightly armed cruiser, converted from a merchant navy role, was sunk while patrolling north of the Faeroe Islands following a chance encounter with the German battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst. Able Seaman Barrett was one of 238 crew members who lost their lives on this day.
Private George Victor Bridges.
4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Son of Harry and Ellen Bridges. Husband of Mrs Irene Bridges of West Earlham, Norwich. Died, aged 22, on 17 April 1942 while a prisoner of war. Buried at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
Warrant Officer Class II (Colour Sergeant Major) Leonard Brown.
1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment.
Son of John and Florence Brown. Died on 16 October 1944 during the liberation of Europe. Buried at Overloon War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Private Eric Edward Burrows.
1st/6th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal (West Surrey) Regiment.
Son of Walter and Elizabeth Burrows. Died on 3 August 1944 during the liberation of Europe. Buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France.
Private Frank Harvey.
5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment.
Son of Rose Harvey. Husband of Mrs Amelia Ann Harvey. Died, aged 23, on 21 July 1943 while a prisoner of war working on the Burma–Siam railway. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
Private Jack Stanley Lincoln.
1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment.
Husband of Mrs Beatrice Maud Lincoln. Died on 1 March 1945 during the liberation of Europe. Buried at Reichwald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) Harry Snelling.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Son of Harry and Ann Snelling. Died, aged 26, on 25 April 1942 during a cross-country, night-training sortie from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire to RAF Steeple Morden in Cambridgeshire where his Wellington bomber undershot the runway and crash landed. Two other members of the five-man crew were killed. His funeral service was held in St Augustine’s church on 30 April 1942. Buried at Rosary Cemetery, Norwich, UK.
Private Reginald Watson.
6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment.
Died, aged 24, on 29 July 1943 while a prisoner of war working on the Burma–Siam railway. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
text © Stuart John McLaren
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Above: St Augustine's
Second World War
Roll of Honour
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