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Remembering Edward Barber Leeder – died in a submarine accident 31 January 1918

Edward Barber Leeder was born in the  1897 in Swanton Novers, and baptised on the 4th April 1897, in Swanton Novers parish church.  He was the son of Mary Leeder … read more

Remembering Alfred Wright – died of wounds 8 December 1917

Alfred Wright was born in 1895 and baptised on the 8th December 1895, in Wood Norton parish church, the son of William and Jane Wright … read more

Remembering Nicholas Robert Colman – killed in action 30 November 1917

Nicholas Robert Colman was born on the 30th September 1897, and baptised on the 18th January 1898 in Gunthorpe parish church, the son of Daniel and Catherine Colman … read more

Remembering Robert Cecil Burlingham – killed in action 2 November 1917

Robert Cecil Burlingham was born on the 3rd April 1896, the middle of three children of Charles and Elizabeth Burlingham.  He was baptised on the 14th June 1896, in Neatishead parish church … read more 

Remembering Wilfred George Lake – killed in action 10 September 1916

Wilfred George Lake was the youngest son of William and Mary Ann Lake, born in Wood Norton and baptised on the 12th April 1896 at All Saints, Wood Norton … read more

Remembering William Forbes Norris – killed in action 25th August 1915

William Forbes Norris was born on the 13th April 1894, the eldest of three children and only son of William Edward and Annie Norris.  He was baptised on the 13th May 1894 at St Mary, Kilburn (Middlesex), by his uncle, Edward Forbes, curate of St Andrew, Peckham … read more



Wood Norton War Memorial

As part of the Wood Norton Heritage Project, work began in June 2015 on researching the war memorial in All Saints Church and the men whose names appear on it.  The memorial, For God, King and Country, was made by Hughes, Bolckow & Co. Ltd, battleship breakers in Blyth, Northumberland … read more

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