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At least one in three Norfolk men joined the forces during the First World War; 100,000 in all. They joined many different regiments and units from around the country. 12,000 Norfolk men died.

The First World War was the first in which casualties caused by the enemy were greater than those caused by disease. 6,000 men of the Norfolk Regiment died.

Memorial cottages were built by the Regiment, next to Mousehold Heath in Norwich, to commemorate those of the Regiment who died. Disabled soldiers and their families were housed in them. After the Second World War bungalows were built in Norwich and King's Lynn for the same purpose.

Most of the 700 parishes in Norfolk have a First World War Memorial. They vary in form and style. The Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum hosted and co-ordinated a community project to record and photograph all these memorials in 1998. This material can be viewed at the Museum by appointment.


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