Peterborough see David Gray's Peterborough
For Lincolnshire see Lincolnshire
Cambridgeshire there are various memorials
and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and women who
fell in various wars. These memorials and rolls cover many
centuries in some cases, most World War One and Two.
any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance
that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations
and medals have been awarded. There is a list of some
of the Cambridgeshire people who have carried out such acts
and the award or citation given.
Cambridgeshire was heavily
covered, in the Second World War, with airfields. A map showing
of the airfields is on-line with further RAF
is home to the one bruial area in the United Kingdom for American
Service men who died in World War 2; the Cambridge
American Cemetery at Madingley.
anybody has information for those of the Second World War,
Boer War, or the like similar to those supplied for the First
World War then I would gladly post these as well.
those of you with an interest in the World War 1 there is
Army in the Great War, World
War 1 - Trenches on the Web, the Regimental
Warpath and the Cambridgeshire branch of the Western
Front Association. Cliff Brown, Dave Edwards and Phil
Cume have generously added detail to the names recorded for
many of these memorials giving details of those who died.
These names are all taken from the main local war memorial
(i.e. the town or village memorial). Some extra names are
added on the end when they crop up elsewhere in the town/village,
such as someone buried in the cemetery.
further reading when researching World War 1 relatives then
there is a book published by the Federation of Family History
Societies for family Historians entitled "World War
I Army Ancestry - Third Edition" by Norman Holding ISBN
1 86006 056 2.
College - Cambridge
various Journals published by the college research has
been undertaken to list those from the college who died
War 1 and World
Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information
accurately but there are occasions that the information supplied
is incorrect or errors occur during transcription. We do not
wish to cause offence to any families of the men detailed
here and will change the relevant information when informed.
note that places detailed on these memorials may appear in
the wrong county. This information has been transcribed from
the records given and, as the men were parochial, the information
supplied at enlistment was the view of the men and the county
they thought they resided in.
War 1 & 2 - Cambridgeshire Selection
- Memorial Selection
from all over the county are remembered by village/town
on the War Memorial in Ely Cathedral
pages are available for transcripts of these memorials and rolls
of honour. If you have a transcription of, or you are willing to
transcribe, a Cambridgeshire memorial or roll of honour for these
pages then please contact me, the email address is below.
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must go to Cliff
Brown, Phil Curme, Dave Edwards, Lynda Smith, Joanne Robb, Ann McClean,
Marlene Williamson and Fiona Davis - thank you all.
Webmaster - Roll of Honour
Petty has made available part of his index to stories carried by
Standard during the Great War which is available in .pdf format
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during World War 1.
War Memorial Trust is a charity dedicated to promoting awareness
of the debt we owe to those who gave their lives in the cause
of freedom, by ensuring that their memorials are properly
maintained and preserved.
Suffolk Regiment during World War 1 contained many men from Cambridgeshire
and the Isle of Ely. A FAQ covering the 11th
Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment and a detailed piece about the
Battalion's ill conceived attack on the Roeux
Chemical Works during the Arras offensive in April 1917, the
latter includes a map supplement, can be found on Phil Curme's website.
from the Wisbech Standard 1917:
THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT.
We are waiting, surely waiting,
For that glorious day to come
When our boys receive the orders
"Shoulder rifles, march for Home!”
Gone for aye the hours of anguish,
Gone for aye those nights of pain,
Father, brother, son, or lover,
Safe in England once again!
Lift your heads then! Tune your voices!
Make the hills and dales to ring!
Can't you hear the tramp of thousands
As they chant the victor's hymn?
are lads in khaki dying
Who have nobly played Their part,
There are eyes with tears a' falling
On the grave of some brave heart ;
There are records bright and glorious,
Writ in words of flaming fire,
Which, throughout the endless ages,
Often heard shall never tire.
in Wisbech World War One
picture courtesy of Joanne Hughes
section contains various news reports and cuttings, old
and new, with reference to the memorials in and around Cambridgeshire.
To view the section please click
No. 26: Barton Field, Ely
No. 45: Trumpington
No. 90: Fridge Bridge, Wisbech
No. 130: West Fen Militia, Ely
No. 180: Trumpington
No. 1025: Milton Road, Histon
information about soldiers who fell, were awarded medals and more
is to be found in old copies of the London
Gazette. Here is a brief resume:
London Gazette, first published in 1665, is the oldest, continuously
published newspaper in the United Kingdom and probably the world.
The London Gazette and its sister publications, the Edinburgh and
Belfast Gazettes, have a unique position in British publishing.
They are official newspapers of the Crown. The London Gazette contains
a wide range of office notices including State, Parliamentary and
Ecclesiastical notices, Transport and Planning notices as well as
Corporate and Personal Insolvency notices to name a few. In addition,
a number of Supplements are published covering Honours and Awards,
Premium Bonds, Armed Forces Promotions and Re-gradings, Companies'
information, etc. and a Quarterly Index.
the 17th century, it was believed that National efficiency depended
on the intelligence received by the Crown and that the reckless
publishing of news might endanger it. An embargo on the printing
of news other than reports of events abroad, natural disasters,
Royal declarations and sensational crime continued until 1640. This
had the effect of delaying the development of the press in the UK.
Censorship was introduced in 1643, followed by licensing of news
publications. The Gazette came about because of two momentous events:
the Great Plague and the decision of King Charles II to remove his
court - effectively the government of the time - to Oxford. The
London Gazette started life as the Oxford Gazette and after a few
months changed to its current title.
and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission for the
Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet. There
is also another site that describes
these memorials. Details of Kranji War Cemetery can be found
To gain an overview
of all the towns and parishes covered, and hopefully to be covered,
by this site there is an alphabetical
Some of the cap
badges are laid out, on a separate page.
Not all memorials
were to people; there are memorials to various types of animal that
served and fell in World War I for example, dogs.
memorials cover the period from World War 2 to present these include
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