War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson
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.
Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000
THE GLORY OF GOD,
AND IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918"
Henry [Harry] Robert
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:
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,
Captain Adeane married in 1909, Victoria Eugenie Bigge, daughter
of Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Stamfordham, and left one son, Michael
Edward, born 30th September, 1910.
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.
326516 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in
action on Wednesday, 26th September 1917. Age 21. Enlisted
of Stephen John and Mary Jane Day, of 29, Brick Row, Babraham, Cambs.
3906 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated
on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
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
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.
[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.
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.
known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
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,
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).
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]
Cpl - no further information currently
328344, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday,
7th September 1918. Age 27. 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. Grave IV. E. 4.
3876, 3rd/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday,
3rd May 1916. Age 26. Son of Edward and Emma Simpson, of 7, Cambridge
Rd., Babraham. Buried in BABRAHAM (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.
In the south-west part.
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.
Corporal G/14900, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division.
Missing in action during the German Spring Offensive 23rd March
21. Born Babraham and enlisted in Cambridge. Son of Mr &
Mrs John Stebbings of Trinity Cottages, Cheveley. Commemorated on
MR.27 Pozieres Memorial. Chichester Cathedral Panels
G/1539, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment who died on Saturday,
25th September 1915. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, ZILLEBEKE,
Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special Memorial
Corporal 13813, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday,
1st July 1916. Age 25. Son of George and Susan Whittaker, of Chalk
Hill Farm, Babraham, Cambs. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL,
Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Balsham
THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS"
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. Grave
VI. A. 10.
13 January, 2012