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New project to update region’s WW1 roll of honour

13:29 03 August 2014

Gunner Frederick Arthur Peacock. Gunner Peacock served 15 months in the Norfolk Volunteers. He was killed in action at Ypres on 7th August 1917, aged 34 years. He was from Norwich.

Gunner Frederick Arthur Peacock. Gunner Peacock served 15 months in the Norfolk Volunteers. He was killed in action at Ypres on 7th August 1917, aged 34 years. He was from Norwich.

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL

This week, the EDP is launching a major project to bring up to date the official roll of honour of those from our region who fell in the First World War.

On Saturday, we ran a supplement listing every man from Norfolk who was named on the original list, which was drawn up by researchers in the immediate aftermath of the war.

The supplement has drawn praise from readers but, as the supplement predicted, some have forward to say that some names appear to be missing.

We are committing to researching those names, to see if they are missing, or are commemorated elsewhere on the roll.

Starting in tomorrow’s newspaper, we will be adding names that were apparently overlooked at the time, to ensure none are forgotten.

Help us with this project, tell us of any location in Norfolk which you believe was missing from the list. Please also provide, where possible, some of the names of the dead from that area – so we can check if they are listed elsewhere.

Email rosa.mcmahon@archant.co.uk with any information.

2 comments

  • Brandon, Suffolk, just across the border near Thetford lost 65 men in the war. Most of the men who enlisted did so in Norwich and many went on to serve with the Norfolk Regiment. I don't know if they qualify for your roll of honour but I have researched some of their stories. http:www.ww1.brandonatwar.co.ukroll-of-honour

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    Darren Norton

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

  • Great project. Well done Archant!

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    la barbe

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

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