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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson

The war memorial is in the village centre and stands on the High Street, babraham. It takes the form of a limestone wheel cross on a tapering shaft atop a plinth which stands on a two-stepped base. The whole stands in a limestone brick surround. Details appeared in Cambridge Independent Press on 25th October 1919, 11th November 1921 and 1st April 1921.

Photograph Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000


ADEANE Henry [Harry] Robert Augustus

Captain, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards who died on Monday, 2nd November 1914. Age 32. Son of Admiral Edward and Lady Edith Adeane; husband of Victoria Eugenie Adeane, of 1, Dean Trench St., Westminster, London. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11. See also Sedlescombe, Sussex, war memorial

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

CAPTAIN HENRY ROBERT AUGUSTUS ADEANE, COLDSTREAM GUARDS, son of the late Admiral Edward Adeane and the late Lady Edith Adeane, was born at 28, Eaton Place, London, on the 31st July, 1882. He was educated at Winchester, and the R.M.C., Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the Coldstream Guards in 1902, becoming Lieutenant in 1905, and Captain in 1912, retiring in May, 1913. At the outbreak of the war, he was voluntarily in the Reserve of Officers, and joined his regiment for service at the front. He was killed near Ypres on the 2nd November, 1914.

Captain Adeane married in 1909, Victoria Eugenie Bigge, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Stamfordham, and left one son, Michael Edward, born 30th September, 1910.

CROW William

Gunner 36484, 1st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who died on Monday, 1st March 1915. Born Babraham, enlisted Cambridge, Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 17.

DAY George

Private 326516 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 26th September 1917. Age 21. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Stephen John and Mary Jane Day, of 29, Brick Row, Babraham, Cambs. Formerly 3906 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148.

GRAINGER Thomas Frederick

Private 26991, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who killed in action on Friday, 22nd March 1918. Age 21. Born Brinkley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Thomas and Annie Grainger, of 14, Reed Farm, Babraham, Cambs. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4

HILLS Harry Walter

Rifleman S/25755, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died 17th April 1917. Born Babraham. Enlisted Camberwell, Surrey. Resident Peckham, Surrey. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot IX. Row H. Grave 2.

JOHNSTON Arthur [John]

[Spelt JOHNSON on memorial] Private 71974, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) who was killed in action on Tuesday, 31st July 1917. Born in Swaffham, Cambs, enlisted Newmarket and resident Islington, Middlesex. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row K. Grave 17.

RASH William Cupit

Private 13811, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 12th August 1916. Age 25. Born Babraham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Cupit and A. Rash, of Babraham, Carnbridge; husband of Dora Patman (formerly Rash), of Fulbourn Rd., Cherryhinton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A


The Honourable, Captain, General List, New Armies late 7th Rifle Brigade. Killed in action Tuesday 10th July 1917. Age 27. Youngest son of 1st Baron Shuttleworth; husband of Mrs. E. J. Kay-Shuttleworth (now the Hon. Mrs. C. F. Lyttleton). Educated at Eton and Balliol (B.A.). Buried in the north-east corner of St Bartholomew Churchyard, Barbon, Westmoreland.

Born March 15th 1890, married December 5th 1914 to Sibell Eleanor Maud, 2nd. daughter of Charles Adeane of Babraham, Cambridge. Educated atEton & Bailliol; Captain 7th Rifle Brigade, Staff Captain 218th Infantry. Served in France & Belgium. Accidentally killed while returning to duty, July 10th 1917. He was the son of Ughtred James Kay-Shuttleworth (Lord Kay-Shuttleworth), MP, Parliamentary Secretary of the Admiralty, etc. (1844-1939) and grandson of Sir James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth (1804-1877), the educational and social reformer. His home was Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire (now a National Trust property). There's a family tree in Frank Smith The "Life And Work Of Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth" (Cedric Chivers, Bath,1974 a reprint of the 1932 original). This biography has been supplanted by R. J. W. Selleck James Kay-Shuttleworth: "Journey Of An Outsider" Woburn Press, Ilford, 1994. (Extra information kindly supplied by Frank Emmett).

SARGENT Bertram Ernest

Private 3903, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died was killed in action on Wednesday, 7th June 1916. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. E. A. Sargent, of Almhouses, Babraham, Cambs. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 20. [Spelt SARJENT on memorial]


Lce Cpl - no further information currently

SCOTCHER Alfred James

Private 328344, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 7th September 1918. Age 27. Born Babraham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of William and Martha Scotcher, of Babraham, Cambs; husband of Agnes Scotcher, of "The Greyhound," Sawston, Cambs. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 4.


Private 3876, 3rd/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died in United Kingdom on Wednesday, 3rd May 1916. Age 26. Born Linton, enlisted Cambridge, Son of Edward and Emma Simpson, of 7, Cambridge Rd., Babraham. Buried in BABRAHAM (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. In the south-west part.

SMITH [Joseph] Arthur

Private 4635, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. He was wounded in October 1916 and died of his wounds 12th February 1917 at home. Age 21. Born Abington, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Joseph and Medina Mara Smith, of Babraham. Buried in BABRAHAM (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.

STEBBINGS William George

Lance Corporal G/14900, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Missing in action during the German Spring Offensive 23rd March 1918. Aged 21. Born Babraham and enlisted in Cambridge. Son of Mr & Mrs John Stebbings of Trinity Cottages, Cheveley. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 46 and 47. Also listed on Chichester Cathedral Panels [Listed as STEBBIN on memorial]

VEAL Charles James

Private G/1539, 4th Battalion, Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) who was killed in action on Saturday, 25th September 1915. Born and resident Hackney, resident Lower Clapton, Middlesex. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, ZILLEBEKE, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special Memorial

WHITTAKER George Wlliam

Lance Corporal 13813, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 25. Born Balsham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George and Susan Whittaker, of Chalk Hill Farm, Babraham, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Balsham memorial.

1939 - 1945

Guardsman 2656148, 5th Battalion, Coldstream Guards who died on Thursday, 20th July 1944. Age 30. Son of Thomas and Annie Grainger; husband of Ella Grainger, of Tiverton, Devon. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 10.

Last updated 13 January, 2012

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