World War One

Captain GEOFFREY BARHAM JOHNSON 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 22 on 23 November 1915. Son of the Rev. Henry Barham Johnson and Catharine Bodham Johnson, of Welborne, East Dereham. A graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge. VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY

Private LESLIE WALTER BELL 200436, 1st/4th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 24 on 19 April 1917. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Bell, of Watton Rd., Ashill. GAZA WAR CEMETERY

Private ERNEST HENRY BENNETT 19075, 1st Bn., Royal Irish Fusiliers who died on 7 May 1917. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Bennett. Born and resident Ashill. ARRAS MEMORIAL

Private ALFRED EDMUND BINKS 46175, 12th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment who died age 39 on 9 April 1918. Son of Martha Binks, of Wood Villa, Ashill and the late Josiah Binks; husband of the late Emma Binks. PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

Private WILFRED JAMES BOUGHEN 18360, 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 22 on 9 April 1917. Son of George and Lydia Boughen, of Ashill. FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT

Private GEORGE BUTTERS M2/200614, M.T., Army Service Corps who died age 37 on 9 November 1918. Son of Richard and Mary Ann Butters, of Hale Rd., Ashill. ASHILL (ST NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD

Lance Corporal EDWARD JOHN THOMAS CATCHPOLE 9270, 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died on 12 August 1916. Born North End, Great Yarmouth, 16th April 1892 and educated at Thetford Grammar School, Lance Corporal Catchpole was from North Elmham. Son of James and Mary Ann White Catchpole (nee Smith) of Water End Farm, Ashill, Norfolk (as 1911). He enlisted 17th August 1914 at Norwich. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Also on North Elmham Memorial

Norfolk Library

Lieutenant KENNETH GEORGE HASLAM FORD 11th Bn., Cheshire Regiment who died age 20 on 1 December 1915. Son of the Venerable George Adam Ford (former Archdeacon and Senior Chaplin to HM Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment) and Ellen Isabella Ford, of The Rectory, Ashill. Born at Norwich. Educated at Marlborough College. Kenneth enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery on the outbreak of war. By November 1914 he was commanding a machine gun section on the Western Front. He was fatally wounded by a sniper whilst conducting a reconnaissance to find a German emplacement at Ploegsteert on 30 November 1915 and died, age 20, the following day. BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD)
NOTE Not on War Memorial

Corporal FREDERICK CATER 5940, 2nd/6th Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment who died age 23 on 19 July 1916. Son of James and Maria Cater, of 13, Ashill. LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Flanders Cross, Frederick Cater
Flanders Cross date differs from CWGC and SDGW

Private HARRY CATER 22903, 2nd Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 20 on 24 October 1916. Son of Charles and Caroline Cater, of Hale Rd., Ashill. KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL

Gunner HERBERT JOHN CATOR 235138, "D" Bty. 58th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died age 32 on 23 August 1918. Husband of Jane Cator, of "Roselea," Ashill. PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY

Private OSBOURNE W CATER 43123, 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 22 on 22 August 1918. Son of James and Maria Cater, of 13, Ashill. MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY

Private ARTHUR EDWARD CHAPMAN 43124, 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 21 on 23 September 1916. Born Saham Toney. CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Corporal A LESLIE CRISP MM 18496, 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment attd. 35th Light Trench Mortar Bty. who died on 10 August 1918. Born South Pickenham. RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme

Ashill Lych Gate
Inside the lych gate is a plaque which reads

To the Glory of God
In Honoured Memory of
Ashill Men
Who Gave Their Lives
in the Great War
1914 - 1918

Driver L DENNIS T/330544, H.T., Royal Army Service Corps who died age 37 on 19 March 1919. Son of Harry and Ann Dennis; husband of Alice Maud Dennis, of Saham Hills, Watton. Born at Saham Hills. SAHAM TONEY (ST. GEORGE) CHURCHYARD

Private FRED ELLIS 40026, 7th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment who died on 5 November 1916. Born London, enlisted Watton. VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
NOTE Closest match.

Private ROBERT JOHNSON 6478, 2nd Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died on 22 November 1915. Born Ashill. BASRA MEMORIAL

Lance Corporal SYDNEY NURSE 16322, 2nd Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 20 on 22 April 1916. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Nurse, of Cressingham Rd., Ashill. BASRA MEMORIAL

Private WALTER SAYER 3/10185, 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 29 on 21 April 1916. Son of Nathan and Priscilla Sayer, of Railway Cottages, Nunnery, Thetford. Native of Barnham, Thetford. VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
NOTE Closest match.

World War Two

Guardsman ALAN PARSONS 14681745, 3rd Bn., Irish Guards who died age 22 on 7 September 1944. Son of Sydney James Parsons and Hilda Maud Parsons, of Tydd St. Giles, Cambridgeshire. GEEL WAR CEMETERY
NOTE Closest match. Only Alan Parsons found on CWGC.

Also in St Nicholas Churchyard

Serjeant ROBERT NICHOLS 7592980, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers who died age 38 on 23 September 1945 Son of Robert and Susanna Nichols, of Ashill; husband of Beatrice Leah Nichols, of Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire.