Asking for your help, again!

Behind the scenes here in the Norfolkinworldwar1 team we’ve been working very hard on the logistics for a countywide commemoration project to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 2018 – in fact some of you may have heard us talking about our project at the Norfolk Record Office conference back at the end of February!

The final details are just being worked out and then we’ll share all of our plans with you but for now Sarah needs your help…

Over the past six months I have been trying to assertain the number of men (and women) from Norfolk whose deaths are commemorated on war memorials, plaques and rolls of honor around the county. 

I now am missing the data from just 14 villages and I would be most grateful if readers of the blog could help me fill in these final gaps.

The missing details come from: Arminghall, Bittering Parva, Carleton St Peter, Gately, Hassingham, Holverston, South Acre, Sparham, Stowbridge, Stratton Strawless, Themelthorpe, Thwaite St Mary and West Raynham.

If anyone is near these locations and can share the numbers of people commemorated in each location it would be wonderful. If there is no memorial in some of these places it would be great to know as well please.

Please feel free to share this call for help with anyone who might be able to help – the image below should print off easily to be shared – and as ever thanks in advance for your help.

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We need your help

To paraphase Lord Kitchener terribly – blog readers The Norfolk in World War One blog needs you!questionmark

 

We’ve been contacted by one of our readers, Stella, who is looking for a photo of a fallen family member:

My ancestor Nelson Dagless was in the 1st/5th battalion…I have been trying so hard to find a photo of him.
His roll of honour lies in Dereham, he was just 20 years old when he lost his life 

All I know of Nelson, is that he was born in Norfolk in 1897. He enlisted for WW1 service  in East Dereham and was a Private in the Norfolks 1st/5th battalion, number 240428.
He lost his life in Palestine on the 2nd November 1917. 
We know that so many of our readers have undertaken research in to the Norfolk Regiment that we thought it was worth passing on Stella’s request in the hope that someone will be able to help.
If you can please leave a comment here or email norfolkinworldwar1@gmail.com – many thanks in advance.