CARVER, James, 1883-1915, son of John & Harriet Carver of Scotts Terrace (uncle of Robert George Carver, listed below). Also listed as CALVER. Private in 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, service no. 17274. Died 13 Oct 1915; commemorated on Loos Memorial (panel 30) and on Newton Flotman war memorial under CALVER. Born 17 Feb 1883 in Intwood, son of John Carver & Harriet nee Tolver; moved to Mulbarton by 1891 and lived at Scott's Terrace. Married Cicely Elizabeth Canham in 1905 and lived at Swardeston and later at Newton Flotman. James was a market gardener.
CARVER, Robert George, 1896-1916. Private 14891, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Signed up 5 Sept 1914; sent to France 30 Aug 1915. Killed in action 21 Sep 1916; buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen; grave no.4131 (on army service record). Born 18 Feb 1896, son of William & Rachael Carver originally of Mulbarton, but later living in Loddon; sister Violet & brother Frederick. But his next-of-kin were his grandparents, John Carver (age 79) and Harriett Carver (age 75) of Scotts Terrace, Mulbarton. (Almost 5ft 8ins tall, grey eyes, brown hair, 'fresh' complexion - an agricultural labourer when he signed up). Awarded posthumously 1914 T5 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal. His grandparents were sent his effects (in 1917): his disc, letters, photos, New Testament, comb, matchbox case, and a cotton bag.
DAWSON, Albert, 1895-1915 Private in Norfolk Regiment, 7th Battalion. Service no. 12483. Died 31st July 1915, age 20. Buried at Rifle House Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of Mr. & Mrs. James A. Dawson, Mulbarton, younger brother of George DAWSON (below). Signed up on 28 Aug 1914; moved to France 30 May 1915; 2 months later he was killed.
DAWSON George Frederick, 1884-191? Born and baptised in Mulbarton 1884, son of James & Elizabeth Dawson; older brother of Albert Dawson (killed 31 July 1915); married Rose c.1910, living in Wymondham 1911.
DOUBLEDAY, Henry Percy (known as Harry), 1891-1916 Private in Norfolk Regiment service no 16208; then Essex Regiment 11th Battalion; service no. 20829. Killed 15 Sep 1916, commemorated Combles Community Cemetery Extension. Born Lakenham, Norwich, 1891, son of William & Sarah Doubleday. Living with brother in Mulbarton in 1911 when their father died. Medal card suggests he may have spent time in the Balkans.
HUGGINS, Ernest Albert, 1885-1917 Corporal in Border Regiment, 7th Battalion. Service no. 23055. Died 23rd April 1917, age 33. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 6. Son of Edward & Louisa Huggins of Mulbarton; married Lily Florence Goldsmith of Norwich Road, Mulbarton, in 1908, and living by the pond in 1911. A farm labourer. Signed on for Norfolk Regiment Aug 1914; spent 2 months in hospital in Felixstowe, then home on leave. Probably transferred to Border Regiment on return. Acting Corporal Nov. 1915; confirmed as Corporal early 1917.
LARTER, Joseph Alfred, 1887-1916. Private, Norfolk Regiment, 9th Battalion. Died 15th Sept. 1916, age 28, Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born in Swardeston, eldest son of William & Sophia Jane Larter. Farm labourer. Sent to France Aug 1915.
LINCOLN, Albert, 1879-1915 Private, Norfolk Regiment, 9th Battalion. Service no. 3/10386. Died 15 Nov 1915, aged 36. Son of William Ellis Lincoln & Susanna nee Buck. Married Alice Atkins in 1909. Living on Common Road in 1911, Albert working for a coal merchant. After he died, Alice moved to Wymondham.
MUSKETT, Cecil Frederick, 1897-1917 Private in Norfolk Regiment 'A' Company, 1st Battalion. Service no. 29832. Died 9th Oct. 1917, age 20. Buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper/Ypres, Belgium. Born in Kirby Bedon, son of Frederick & Alice C. Muskett nee Ladbrooke of Hill House, Mulbarton. The family ran a market garden.
PRIEST, Ronald, 1882-1918 joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1915 which became the RAF. Corporal in 98th squadron, service no. 7314. Died 28 Nov 1918, aged 38, in hospital in France of 'flu 'aggravated by exposure while on active mil. service'. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Son of Cornelius & Elizabeth Priest; husband of Maria Elizabeth Priest. A watchmaker by trade, Ronald was born in Hull in 1883 and lived at various times in Leeds, Norwich (Earlham), Wroxham and Great Yarmouth. He married Maria Large of Swanton Morley in 1910 and they lived in Yarmouth. After Ronald went to war, Maria and their 3 children moved to Mellis. By 1918 she was in Norwich Road, Mulbarton and Ronald on the Absent Voters List. Maria was still listed as an elector in 1919, after which she moved to Acle and was still living there with her daughters in 1939. [Thanks to Hazel Brain and Paul White for information on this family]
RANDELL, Cecil Jesse, 1887-1917 Private in Norfolk Regiment, 8th Battalion, service no. 266296. Killed 22 Oct 1917; buried at Zonnebeke in West Flanders. Enlisted at Wroxham. Born in Mulbarton, son of William RANDALL (or RANDELL or RANDLE) and Mary Ann nee BECKWITH. In 1911 he was a butcher;s assistant in Shotesham where he married Beatrice Emma Maria PETT. Signed on with Norfolk Regiment Oct. 1916; embarked for France 7 Aug 1917; posted first to Hertfordshire Regiment but shortly rejoined the 8th Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment. Killed near Ypres.
STACKYARD, William, 1894-1915. Private in Norfolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion. Died 12th August 1915, age 21. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, panel 42-44, Gallipoli, Turkey. Son of Walter Stackyard & Alice Jane nee Nichols, The Rosery, Mulbarton. Helped in his father's market garden business, then went to work at Lodge Farm. Tried to join Norfolk Regiment in March 1912, assigned to 4th Battalion, trained from October. The day after war broke out he signed forms willing to serve abroad. Embarked for Mediterranean on HMS Aquitania 29 July 1915. Killed shortly after landing at Gallipoli.