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BURROUGH GREEN - Roll of Honour

Detailed World War 1 & 2 Information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards

This memorial is inside the Church.

1914 1919

To the glory of God this tablet and clock on the school
have been erected in grateful memory of
the men of this Parish who gave their lives in the Great War.


Frederick (Derick) Edwin

Trooper 192, 'C' Squadron, East African Mounted Rifles, British East Africa. Died 25th September 1914 in Africa. Youngest son of the Rev. F. G. Buller, M.A., and Mrs. Buller, of Oakford Rectory, Bampton, Devon. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on Nairobi British and Indian Memorial, Kenya.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour Volume 1, Part 1, page 60, the following:

Frederick Derick Edwin BULLER, Volunteer, East African Mounted Rifles, British East Africa.

3rd son of Rev George Buller, rector of Oakford, Devon by his wife Margaret Mildred dau of Sir John William Anson.

Born Burrough Green, Cambs 14-7-1891, educated Eton and Trinity College, Oxford. On going down from Oxford in 1913 he brought a large farm in British East Africa, and on the outbreak of the European war immediately volunteered his services and Joined the Kings Mounted Rifles. He was killed in the fighting on 25th Sept 1914 in the Ingito hills between the Magadi railway and the frontier. It appears that a German force of about 35 Europeans and 150 natives, with 2 maxim guns, attacked a body of the East African Mounted Rifles (C squadron) only 30 in number, commanded by Capt Chapman. After one hours severe fighting in thick bush country the enemy were repulsed, and retired hastily towards Longido.

At Eton Buller rowed in his house fours, and at Oxford he stroked the winning trail eight in his first year.


Wilfred C

2nd Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, killed in action 22/8/1917, age 26. Buried: HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Organist at Burrough Green Church 1906 1912


Bal. B

Gunner Possibly: Private 269159, Ballantyne Blake, Hertfordshire Regiment, killed in action 31/7/1917, age 41, born Romford, Essex, enlisted and resident Luton, no known grave, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of the late Abel and Ann Blake, of Dunstall Green Farm, Ousden, Newmarket; husband of Ada Kate Blake, of 88, Wellington St., Luton.



Private 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) d 19/10/1917, age 20, buried: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of John & Ada Lucy Coppen, of Borough Green, Newmarket.


Thomas [David]

Private 111823, 13th Battalion, Tank Corps, killed in action 25/4/1918, age 19, no known grave, commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mrs. Caroline Ewers, of Stetchworth, Newmarket. Born Burrough Green, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.


Percy [Caleb]

Private 26953, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died of wounds 6/11/1917, age 21, born Houghton, Norfolk, enlisted Newmarket, buried: FAVREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Charles William and Agnes Lucy Grass, of Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket, Suffolk.



Private 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, d 5/8/1916, age 21, buried: BURROUGH GREEN (ST. AUGUSTINE) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Mrs. M. M. E. Claydon, of West Wickham, Cambs.



Lance Corporal 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, d 24/10/1918, age 33, buried: VENDEGIES CROSS ROADS BRITISH CEMETERY, BERMERAIN, Nord, France. Son of Thomas and Mary Mingay, of Burrough Green, Newmarket; husband of Margaret Mingay, of Great Abington, Cambs.



Private 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, d 1/10/1918, age 33, buried: RUMILLY-EN-CAMBRESIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Son of Henry and Martha Pledger, of Yole Farm, Balsham, Cambridge. Native of Borough Green, Newmarket.



Gunner 66045, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 10/6/1917. Born Burrough Green (Barrow Green), enlisted Bridlington.



Corporal 8135, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, killed in action 21/3/1918, born Westley, Bury St Edmunds, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, no known grave, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.


Harold Frank

Private 233572, 1st/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), killed in action 14/4/1917, age 19, no known grave, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Charles and Margaret Starling, of Borough Green, Newmarket. Formerly 5011, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.



Private 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, d 26/8/1914, no known grave, commemorated: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.



Private No further information currently.



Private No further information currently.



Private possibly Charles WOOLLARD, Private 60201, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers attached Army PAy Corps. Died 23/2/1919, buried STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, Italy. Plot II. Row. Grave 1. or Charles Allen WOOLARD Private DM/2/228803, Army Service Corps. Enlisted 22/9/1916, discharged through sickness 16/11/1916.

Their name liveth for evermore

And in the War 1939 1945

MILLER Horace William
Sergeant RAF[VR] W/Op A/Gunner d 29/12/1943 age 21, buried: BURROUGH GREEN (ST. AUGUSTINE) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Stanley and Naomi Miller; husband of Elsie Miller.
WALSH Maxwell John Shipp
Sergeant RAF Sgt. 30 Sqdn., d 24/5/1941, age 26, buried: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John William Walsh, and stepson of Grace A. Walsh, of Burrough Green, Cambridgeshire.

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