War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Ann Thompson 2000
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"
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,
on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Panel 11. See also Sedlescombe,
Sussex, war memorial
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.
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.
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.
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
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
[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.
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.
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).
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 - In the 1891 census he was aged 2, son of Fred and Sarah
Seard, born Babraham, resident Keepers Lodge, Brick Row, Babraham.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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
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. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 10.
31 July, 2017