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Horstead - Barber, Barnes, Bishop, Clarke and Cushion

For the whole village memorial roll see

www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/Horstead.html

 

Hugh Barber

 

Name: BARBER, HUGH

Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Norfolk Regiment Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.

Age: 30 Date of Death: 09/01/1919 Service No: 200731

Additional information: Son of George and Elizabeth Barber, of Main Rd., Horstead, Coltishall, Norfolk.

Grave/Memorial Reference: 245. Cemetery: BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY

www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=896313

 

No match on Norlink

 

1901 Census has

Norwich Road, Horstead

George Barber, 52, Army Pensioner and teamster, born Horstead

Elizabeth Barber,41, Wife, born Coltishall

Hugh Barber,12, born Horstead

Alice E Barber,18, born Horstead

Mary Barber,16, born Horstead

Robert Daynes,77, Father-in-Law, widower, carpenter. Born Wymondham

www.doun.org/transcriptions/documents.php?district_id=19&...

 

Post Gallipoli, the 1st/4ths had served through-out the campaigns in Egypt and Palestine.

 

William Barnes

 

Numerous William & W Barnes from Norfolk - nearest being Reepham and Norwich but no obvious links with Horstead.

 

No match on Norlink

No obvious matches on the 1901 Census

 

Arthur Bishop

 

Sergeant, 235952, 1st/7th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers who was ‘Killed in action’ on 25/03/1918. Arthur was born in Horsford and enlisted in Norwich. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on Bay 5 of the ARRAS MEMORIAL in France.

www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=741003

 

No match on Norlink

 

1901 Census has

William Bishop, 47, gardener at Horstead Hall, born Burford Salop

Mary Ann Bishop,39, wife, born Elton, Hants

William H Bishop,14, son, born Horstead

George N Bishop, 13,son, born Horstead

Edith C Bishop, 11,daughter, born Horstead

Arthur J Bishop, 8, son, born Horstead

www.doun.org/transcriptions/documents.php?district_id=19&...

  

The 1st/7th were in reserve as the German spring offensive of 1918 broke out. During the period 23rd/24th they were rushed into the area of the Somme, initially to bolster the line. A small counter-attack on the 25th was followed by a fighting retreat until the line stabilised after a few days.

 

Bertie Clarke

 

Private, 34718, 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers who was ‘Killed in Action’ on 27/09/1918 Bertie was born in Horstead and enlisted in Norwich. He was the husband of Christine Kiddle (formerly Clarke), of London Rd., Attleborough, Norfolk. He is now laid to rest in grave E. 8 in CHAPEL CORNER CEMETERY, SAUCHY-LESTREE in France.

www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2943289

 

No match on Norlink or on the 1901 Census under either Bertie or Albert. No Clarke’s recorded in the village at that census.

 

The Allied counter-offensive of 1918 was well under way by the time of Private Clarke’s death, but there were still pockets of stubborn resistance.

Sauchy-Lestree was captured by the 56th (London) Division on 27 September 1918, and the cemetery was made and used by fighting units during the following five weeks.

www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_details.aspx?cemetery=210250...

 

This capture formed part of the Battle of the Canal-Du-Nord

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Canal_du_Nord

 

George Cushion

 

Private, 37393, 11th Battalion Royal Fusiliers who ‘Died of Wounds’ on 18/02/1917 at the age of 28. Ernest was born in Crostwick, resided in Bale and enlisted in Cromer. He was the son of George and the late Mrs. Cushion, of Crostwick, nr. Norwich; husband of B. Cushion, of Gunthorpe, near Melton Constable, Norfolk. He is now laid to rest in grave I. I. 15 of VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY in France.

 

This refers to Ernest George Cushion

www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=72840

 

No match on Norlink

Norwich Road, Horstead

George Cushion, age 44, married, gamekeeper, born Shottisham

Ellen Cushion, age 44, wife, born Shottisham

Leonard Cushion, age 19, unmarried, under gamekeeper, born Shottisham

Lily Cushion, age16, unmarried, housemaid, born Shottesham

Rose Cushion, age 14, dressmakers apprentice, born Horstead

George Cushion, age 12, born Horstead

Flora Cushion, age 11, born Horstead

William Cushion, age 10, born Horstead

Horace Cushion, age 8, born Horstead

Blanche Cushion, age 6, born Horstead

Harry Cushion, age 4, born Horstead

Archie Cushion, age 3, Horstead

www.doun.org/transcriptions/documents.php?district_id=19&...

 

18th Eastern Division history

 

Actions of Miraumont. 17-18 Feb 1917.

www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~westat58/articles/arthurnind.htm

 

William Cushion

 

Private, 9219, 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment who was ‘Killed in Action’ on 13/10/1915. William was born in Crostwick and enlisted in Norfolk. He was the son of George and the late Mrs. Cushion, of Crostwick near Norwich and the brother of Ernest. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on Panel 30 and 31 on the LOOS MEMORIAL in France

www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=730857

 

(There is no reference on CWGC that links his William to Ernest George or any of the other information, so I can only assume this has come from other research.. There is also a William Cushion of the 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, who died on the 23rd August 1916 and is commemorated on the Basra memorial, and could equally well be a match)

www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1656613

 

No match on Norlink

 

1901 Census,

Norwich Road, Horstead

George Cushion, age 44, married, gamekeeper, born Shottisham

Ellen Cushion, age 44, wife, born Shottisham

Leonard Cushion, age 19, unmarried, under gamekeeper, born Shottisham

Lily Cushion, age16, unmarried, housemaid, born Shottesham

Rose Cushion, age 14, dressmakers apprentice, born Horstead

George Cushion, age 12, born Horstead

Flora Cushion, age 11, born Horstead

William Cushion, age 10, born Horstead

Horace Cushion, age 8, born Horstead

Blanche Cushion, age 6, born Horstead

Harry Cushion, age 4, born Horstead

Archie Cushion, age 3, Horstead

www.doun.org/transcriptions/documents.php?district_id=19&...

 

At 2pm on 13th October 1915 the 7th Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment attacked the German lines, under the 'cover' of a failed smoke screen and intensive bombardment from the lines in front of the quarries at St Elie.

They suffered considerably from machine gun and lost 5 Officers killed and DOW (plus 6 wounded), 66 OR's killed, 60 missing and 196 wounded.

www.freewebs.com/lou90/flaxmannames.htm

      

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