Private Charles Brett
Born in Hindringham,enlisted in Sheffield, parents both born in Walsingham
Listed as working as a platelayer in Tankersley, Yorks in 1901
16117, 4th company, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards
Died on 15th September 1916 age 40
Son of Charles and Mary Ann Brett of Scarboro Road, Walsingham
Guards Cemetery, Les Bouef,s Somme, France
Grave Ref/Panel Number X1 P 4
" In July 1916 the Division left the Salient to take part in the great Allied offensive of the Somme.
On the 15th September all three Battalions were in the front line of assault,
the first and only time the Regiment has gone into action as a whole.
The losses in the three Coldstseam Battalions amounted to 40 Officers and 1326 other ranks."
" .....and on 15th September for the first time all three battalions advanced in line
under a hail of shell and machine-gun fire.
Showing tremendous discipline and bravery, all the objectives were taken and held.
another Norfolk lad who fought and died in that same battle on the same day -
Fred Cephas HUNT
Private 14914, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards.
Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 28.
Born East Dereham, enlisted Norwich, resident Banham.
Son of Jesse and Polly Elizabeth Hunt, of Grove Corner, Banham, Attleborough, Norfolk.
Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, France. Special Memorial 21.