Personal and family information:
Son of Mr
William and Mrs E Larke of Copyhold Cottage Blackmore. (Note: parents should read Walter and
Frances E.) [CWGC]
Earl, Frances Eleanor. Larke, Walter
George. Erpingham. 4b. 83 [Free BMD]
Sep 1894. Larke, Herbert. Smallburgh.
Jun 1896. Larke, Herbert. Smallburgh.
4b. 59 [Free BMD]
Blackmore on 1901 or 1911 Census.
Census: Herbert Larke, age 16. Erpingham, Norfolk.
Census, Walter George Larke, aged 42 (born 1869) is living at Erpingham.
William Larke, age 9 (born 1901/2) is there too. Billy Larke, as he was known worked at
Copyhold Farm in the late 1920s.
Electoral Roll [ERO C/E 2/1/1]: No Larke’s present in
Electoral Roll [ERO C/E 2/1/7]. First entry of family in Spring
Register (15th April 1924):
Walter George. Copyhold Cottage
Lark, Frances Eleanor. Do
Larke married Alice Gosling (a Stondon Massey resident) at St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Stondon Massey, on 10th April 1926. [ERO D/P 98/1/7].
Electoral Roll [ERO C/E 2/1/12]
George Lark & Frances Eleanor Lark (no ‘e’) lived at Copyhold Cottages
Lark & Alice Lark (no ‘e’) lived at Old School House.
great neice of Herbert Larke wrote, "My mother, Rose, was born in 1926 (known
around Blackmore as Rosie). Her father
was William Larke (1901 -1965) but
he was born in Norfolk, although his parents ended up in
Essex and are
buried together in Stondon Massey churchyard (Walter George Larke 1868
-1936 and Frances Eleanor Larke nee Earl 1868 - 1952).
POZIERES MEMORIAL relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918
when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the
former Somme battlefields, and the months that
followed before the Advance to Victory, which began on 8th
The Memorial commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African
Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21st March to 7th