Medals and Mementoes
Edward and William Whitwood from Antingham both enlisted in 1915. William’s grandson, Alan, showed us their service medals and told us about Edward who was awarded a Military Medal for his bravery in 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.
We also see the medals awarded to a nurse who served in the Front Line, to an Army Chaplain, and to Earl De La Warr, who as Education Secretary, opened Stalham High School in the 1930s. Mementoes include a German ‘pickelhaube’ helmet, a Royal Flying Corps swagger stick, and a uniform for an officer in the Royal Sussex Regiment who was possibly stationed in Stalham in 1915.