Private WILLIAM ARTHUR JAMES COPSEY 700934, 85th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment) who died on 30 October 1917. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL The Copsey family have been traced back to the Holme Hale area for over 400 years. Although born in Shropshire, William was part of this family. He later emigrated to Canada and joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in 1916. Info and photo from S Heaffey.
Serjeant CHARLES DIXON 57811, 35th Coy., Machine Gun Corps who died age 25 on 10 December 1918. Son of George and Emma Dixon, of Colveston, Norfolk. Medaille Militaire (Belgium). TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE
Private ALBERT EAGLE 240448, 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 21 on 6 November 1918. Son of William and Maria Eagle, of Holme Hale. ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Private ROBERT F EAGLE 17730, Army Veterinary Corps who died age 19 on 15 May 1917. NECTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD
Private SIDNEY ELIJAR EAGLE 240505, 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 22 on 19 April 1917. Son of William and Maria Eagle, of 2, New Cottage, Holme Hale. GAZA WAR CEMETERY
Private LOUIS CHARLES HEYHOE 43628, 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 25 on 26 October 1917. Son of Anthony and H. Emily Heyhoe, of Erneford House, Holme Hale. DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY
Sergeant ARTHUR JOHN SMITH 345, 2nd Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F. who died age 25 on 19 May 1915. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Smith. Native of Aslacton. Attestation paper. LONE PINE MEMORIAL
NOTE Closest match. The only Norfolk born Arthur J Smith of the AIF located.
Stoker CHARLES STURMAN SS113791, Royal Navy. Born Watton 13 August 1893.
NOTE CWGC have no record of this Charles Sturman. It is possible that he died after the 31 August 1921 cut-off date. Or that his death was not proven to be attributable to his service.
Private GEORGE WILLIAM THURRELL 43533, 7th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who died age 24 on 27 August 1917. Son of William and Agnes Thurrell, of Carleton Rode, Norwich, Norfolk. Native of Holme Hale. TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Private REGINALD ROBERT THURRELL 2930, Norfolk Yeomanry attd., Northamptonshire Regiment who died age 20 on 7 September 1916. Son of William and Agnes Thurrell, of Carleton Rode, Norwich, Norfolk. Native of Holme Hale. HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE
Second World War
Bombardier ERIC HIRD 1141250, Royal Artillery attd. 301 Field Regt., East African Artillery who died age 21 on 12 February 1944. EAST AFRICA MEMORIAL
Sergeant LEONARD CHARLES FITT 1332433, Air Gunner, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died
on 11 April 1943. Lost bombers report. LE THOUR COMMUNAL CEMETERY