War Memorial

War Memorial.

There is an oak tablet on the north wall in memory of the five men of the parish who fell in the Great War 1914-1918.

The cost, about £30, was raised by subscription from the parishioners and the unveiling ceremony was performed by Rev. H.S. Radcliffe, M.A. on June 20,1920.

The following are commemorated: -

GEORGE H BACK Lc Cpl

Grenadier Guards

August 27 1918    Buried at Mory Abbey Military Cemetery


SAMUEL FREDERIC BELL Lc Cpl

1/28 County of London Regiment (Artists Rifles)

October 31 1917    Buried at Tyne Cot Memorial Cemetery



JOHN DIX  Pte 

Royal West Kent Regiment

July 17 1917     Commemorated on the Arras Memorial
See more about the men who lost their lives in the Great War: (Click on the links to see more about each of the men)

Samuel Frederick Bell, John Dix, George DixJoseph Newman  and
George H Back,



GEORGE DIX Pte

1/5 Battn Norfolk Regiment

July 27 1917    Buried in Cairo

John and George Dix were brothers, two of the four sons of William and Susannah Dix of West Bilney; they also had a daughter.
William was a farm labourer, as was John, before he joined up.  He died aged 26, George was only 18.



JOSEPH NEWMAN Pte

11 Battn Suffolk Regiment

April 9 1918    Buried in the SuffolkCemetery La Rolanderie Farm Erquingham-Lys

Joseph Newman lived at Magpie Cottages, West Bilney, he was married and aged 36 when he died.



Note. THE ARTISTS RIFLES.

Samuel Bell - see above - was a member of THE ARTISTS RIFLES.

The article about the Regiment that was previously here has been moved - see it here