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BURWELL WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed World War 1 & 2 Information
Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2000

The Burwell War Memorial is located on the Gable End of a private dwelling which was the Nurses's Home and known as Memorial House in the High Street, Burwell. There are 62 names for World War 1 and 24 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled 20th February 1921 by Colonel Clayton details to be found in the Cambridgeshire Independent Press 25th February 1921.

Photographs copyright © Phil Curme & Ann Thompson 2000

The unveiling ceremony 20th February 1921 from an old postcard.

"In honoured memory of the following men of this village
who died for us in the Great War 1914 - 1919.
This cottage was erected by the people of Burwell."

BARTON

Percy

Private 675176 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment.) who died on Thursday, 21st March 1918. Age 27. Born 5th April 1891 in Burwell. Mechanic by trade. Unmarried. Son of William and Alice Barton, of North St., Burwell, Cambs. Enlisted and passed fit 14th January 1916 at Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. Height 5 fet 7 inches, girth 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes brown, hair brown; religion Church of England. Buried in AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. D. 2. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 489 - 8

BISHOP

Arthur John

Private G/15118, 6th Battalion, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 7th October 1916. Born Burwell. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

BLACKWELL

L

Corporal. No further information.

BLACKWELL Thomas
Second Lieutenant 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 27th March 1918. Age 32. Son of Albert Blackwell, of North St., Burwell, Cambs. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25
BLYTHE

Harry Robert

Private 240653 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 19th April 1917. Age 21. Son of Henry and Francis Laura Blythe, of North St., Burwell, Cambs. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 16

BORTON

Cyprian Edward

Major, 129th, Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchis who died on Thursday, 2nd August 1917. Buried in MAALA CEMETERY, Yemen. Grave A. 17.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 3, Page30 - BORTON, Cyprian Edward - Major, Malay States Guides

Elder son of the Rev. Neville Borton, vicar of Burwell, co.Cambridge, by his wife Annie Louisa, dau of the late Rev. Edward Heale, Incumbent of All Saints, Jersey. Born Barkly,Griqualand West, South Africa 15th Aug 1879, educated Felsted school and Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he was an undergraduate when the South Africa war broke out, and he obtained a university commission, being gazetted 2nd Lieut, Worcester Regiment 23rd May 1900, promoted Lieutenant 3rd August 1901, transferred to the Indian Army 15th May 1903, promoted Captain 23rd May 1909. Served in the South African War 1900 - 01 ( Queens medal with 3 clasps ), proceeded to India in March 1902, when for a time he was attached to the Suffolk Regiment, being subsequently appointed to the 129th D.C.O. Baluchis, with which Regiment he served at Karachi, Hong Kong and Ferozepore, was then appointed for three years to the Malay States Guides, with the local rank of Major. He was in command in Penang when the Emd! en visited that place in Oct 1914; went to Aden in early 1915 and was killed in action at Imad, near there, 2nd Aug 1917. Buried at Sheikh Othman.

While at Cambridge he was an ardent oarsman and a keen sportsman in India and South China, sending home many heads and skins from both places.

Lieut - Col C.W.B. Lees wrote "I cannot tell you what his loss means to the Regiment and to me personally. He was one of the finest soldiers i have ever met, with a fund of energy I never got to the end of, and he was just my right hand as regards this Regiment, to me he is irreplacable." Unmarried.

BOWERS

Frederick James Watson

Private 26364, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action on Friday, 22nd March 1918. Born Burwell, enlisted Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, resident Stathern, Leicestershire. Husband of Flora W. Bowers, of Stathern, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 29 and 30.

BRIDGEMAN

Clifford Edward

Private 202274, Depot, Royal Welsh Fusiliers who died in United Kingdom on Sunday, 21st April 1918. Age 26. Born and resident Burwell, enlisted Newmarket. Son of George and Julia Bridgeman, of Parsonage Lane, Burwell. Formerly 26381, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, BURWELL, Cambridgeshire. Near South boundary.

BRIDGEMAN

Percy

1st Battalion, , Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26th October 1914. Born Cambridge. Enlisted Cambridge. Pte 9792. Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St Vaast. Pas de Calais. 17.J.1.

BROWN

Charles

Serjeant 22031, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 10th April 1918. Age 23. Born Burwell, enlisted Uppingham. Son of Eliza Ann Brown, of The Laurels, Burwell, Cambs, and the late John Brown. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

BROWN

Reginald George

Private 47155, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action Tuesday, 1st October 1918. Age 19. Born Burwell, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mrs. W. Brown, of Newnham, Burwell, Cambs. Formerly 36143, Gloucestershire Regiment. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave V. B. 20.

BROWN

Wilfred John

Private 29952 [29052 on CWGC], 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 13th November 1916. Aged 31. Born and resident Burwell, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of George and Rachel Brown, of Hea Lane, Burwell, Cambs. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 30.

CAFFYN

Ernest Horace

Private 3/3291, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 29th Septmeber 1916. Born Newmarket. Enlisted Sheffield. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, Grandcourt, Somme. Plot VII. Row J. Grave 3.

CAMPS

Charles

Private 33341, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 18 January 1917. Aged 22. Born Swaffham fen, Cambs, enlisted Nerwmarket, resident Burwell. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. Camps, of Reach, Cambs; husband of Eliza Ethel Camps, of Crown Hall Farm, Burwell, Cambs. Formerly 4449, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, unmarried, Boy on farm, born Swaffham Prior, resident Little Lane, Reach, with his widowed father Sam. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D. See also Reach.

 

CARLYLE

F

Private. No further information.

CHAPMAN

Charles

Private 40719, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 11th April 1917. Enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 3859, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 4.

CHAPMAN

Thomas Harry

[Listed as Harry on Cadanaian Archives] Corporal 57601, 20th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment.) who died on Wednesday, 14th June 1916. Age 22. Born 20th February 1894 in Burwell. Butcher by trade. Unmarried. Son of Fuller and Frances Chapman, of 4, Belmont, The Causeway, Burwell, Cambs. Passed fit 10th November 1914, enlisted 11th November 1914 in Toronto, Canada. Height 5 feet 9¼ inches, girth 35¾ inches, complexion dark, eyes blue, hair brown; religion Church of England. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VII. C. 36A. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1626 - 5

CHARLES

Charles Bertram

Private 20119, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 9th April 1918. Born Burwell, enlisted Newmarket. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3

COLLINS

George

Gunner 340913 276th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who died on Tuesday, 25th September 1917. Buried in LOCRE HOSPICE CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

COOK

[Warren] Ivan

[Listed as Ivan Warren on 1911 census] Private 17266, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Burwell, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Adah Cook, of High St., Reach, Cambridge, and the late Robert Henry Cook. In the 1911 census he is listed as aged 20, unmarried, Farm Labourer, born Burwell, resident Church Farm, Reach with his parents Robert Henry and Adah Cook. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Reach.

DAVEY

Harry

11th U.S.A. Infantry. Entered Service from Iowa. Died 9th November 1918. Buried: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. Found by using the American War Dead site at http://www.americanwardead.com/searchw.htm

DAY

William Parker

Private 202894 15th, Suffolk Regiment who died on Friday, 4th May 1917. Age 36. Son of E. Day and the late John Day; husband of Beatrice Lily Day, of Casburn's Lane, Newnham, Burwell, Cambs. Born at Ashdon, Essex. Commemorated on the SAVONA MEMORIAL, Italy.

DUNNETT

Alfred Banham

Private 9094, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 28th October 1917. Age 29. Son of Alfred and Rosanna Dunnett, of North St., Burwell, Cambs. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.

DUNNETT

John Thomas

Private F/2621, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 17th February 1917. Born Denver, Norfolk. Enlisted Newmarket. Resident Burwell. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, Grandcourt, Somme. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 7.

DYSON

W

Sergeant. No further information currently available

ELLIS

A W

Private. No further information currently available

ELLIS

Joseph Howarth

Stoker 1st Class K/17683, H.M.S. "Bulwark.", Royal Navy who died on Thursday, 26th November 1914. Age 20. Son of Howarth and Alice Ellis, of High St., Burwell, Cambs. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 4.

Note: HMS Bulwark was a London-class battleship built in Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth in 1902. She was one of five pre-Dreadnought battleships laid down in response to France's turn-of-the-century shipbuilding program. One of the first major units fitted with Marconi wireless telegraph, Bulwark served as flagship of the Mediterranean fleet, based at Malta, from 1902 to 1907. Detailed to the Home Fleet, formed as a counterbalance to Germany's North Sea fleet, Bulwark served as divisional flagship until 1911 when she was transferred to the Fifth Battle Squadron of the reserve fleet. Mobilized and fully manned upon the outbreak of World War I, she was assigned to the Channel Fleet, which comprised nineteen pre-Dreadnought battleships. On 26th November 1914, Bulwark was anchored off Sheerness when at 07:53 the ship was "rent asunder" by a massive internal explosion caused by the poor storage of cordite charges, some of which were twelve years old. The ship sank instantly, taking with her a full complement of 781 ranks and ratings.

ELLIS

William

Serjeant 85245 "D" Battery 64th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who was killed in action on Saturday, 13th April 1918. Born and enlisted Newmarket. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL

FRANCIS

William

Royal Fusiliers d 25/10/1917 Corporal

FULLER

Arthur

Private, 8th Bt. Gloucestershire Regiment., d 24/10/1918, buried: POMMEREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France.

FULLER

Arthur James

Private 14844, 8th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment.) Died of wounds Monday, 1st January 1917. Age 27. Born and resident Burwell, enlisted Newmarket. Son of George and Emily Louisa Fuller, of North St., Burwell, Cambs. Formerly G/16670, Royal West Kent Regiment. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. C. 31.

FULLER

Henry John

Private G/12308, 8th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment.) Killed in action Thursday, 14th June 1917. Age 20. Born Burwell, enlisted Cambridge, resident Winchester, Hamsphire. Son of John and Caroline Fuller, of Church Lane, Burwell, Cambs. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14.

FULLER

John William

either John William Fuller - Guardsman 11012 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action on Thursday, 14th September 1916. Age 32. Son of Robert Fuller, of Smith End, Barley, Royston, Herts; husband of Agnes E. Fuller, of Hope Folly, Meldreth. Born Burwell, enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D

or John William Fuller - Corporal 45345, Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 12th February 1921. Aged 29. Son of George and Sarah Fuller, Heath Road, Burwell; husband of Ethel Daisy, father of Olive Sarah May and John Arthur also of Heath Road, Burwell. Believed buried in an unmarked grave in St Mary's churchyard, Burwell.

FULLER

William Alfred

Cambs Regiment. (or 11th Bt. Suffolk Regiment.) d 18/7/1917

GRANGE

George William

Lance Corporal 17471, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action Friday, 30th November 1917. Age 23. Born March, enlisted Newmarket, resident Burwell. Son of William and Lydia Grange, of Ditch Farm, Burwell, Cambs. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 2

HAMMOND

George

Private G/26954, 15th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, died 20th January 1918, Buried near the south boundary in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, BURWELL, Cambridgeshire.

HANCOCK

Ben

Lance Corporal 59478 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Monday, 4th November 1918. Age 19. Son of Arthur and Matilda Hancock, of The Yews, High St., Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Buried in PREUX-AU-BOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave A. 50.

HARDY

Charles

2nd Battalion, Beds Regiment. Pte 204471. Born Glemsford, Suffolk. Enlisted Newmarket. Resident Burwell. Killed in action 30/8/18. Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme. 111.A.38.

HARLING

Henry Daniel

Private, 18564, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 3rd July 1916. Age 19. Son of Edgar and Harriet Harling, of Askern Ness Road, Burwell, Cambridge. Born and reisdent Burwell, enlisted Lodon. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

HARRIES

Gilbert

Gunner 75944 "C" Heavy Battery, Machine Gun Corps who died on Wednesday, 4th July 1917. Age 26. Son of Isaac and Emma Harries, of The School House, Burwell, Cambs. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, POPERINGHE, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. A. 4.

HARRIES

Stanley

Rifleman C/12688 transf. to (Pte. TR 5/84985) 91st Training Reserve Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps transf. to (Pte. TR 5/84985) 91st Battalion, Training Reserve who died on Thursday, 30th November 1916. Buried in BURWELL (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. Near South boundary.

HIBBERD

George Robert

Pte. 2nd/5th Bt. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment.), d 26/11/1917, commemorated: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France.

HOBBS

Raymond Victor

Lance Corporal, 32941, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 14th April 1917. Age 22. Born Burwell, enlisted King's Lynn, resident Terrington St Clements. Son of Francis John Hobbs, of High Town, Burrell, Cambridge. Formerly 28099, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

JAGGARD

Robert George

Private 320747 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Tuesday, 6th November 1917. Age 40. Husband of Alice E. Jaggard, of 14, Malting Yard, Exning, Newmarket. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave M. 68.

JENNINGS

William

Private 34687 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 22nd April 1917. Age 26. Born Burwell, enlisted Newarket, resident Newnham, Cambridge. Son of Robert and Fanny Jennings, of The Stank, Newnham, Burwell, Cambs. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 85 to 87.

LUCAS

Thomas Charles Harvey

Lieutenant Suffolk Regiment who died on Tuesday, 6th February 1917. Age 19. Son of Charles and Annie Elizabeth Lucas, of Burwell, Cambs. A family memorial in Burwell church states that he was Suffolk Regiment and Royal Flying Corps, and that he died during an aerial engagement at Moorslede, Belgium. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), ZILLEBEKE, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave X. C. 15. He was a pilot with 20 Sqn. RFC at the time of his death. Killed in action 6.2.1917, aged 19, flying an FE.2d, with observer 2/Lt.John Taylor Gibbon (aged 29,ex-Army Service Corps,from Market Lavington, Wilts.), also killed. Flying as part of a photographic reconnaissance formation when attacked by German scouts from Jasta 8 east of Moorslede; two 20 Sqn. aircraft shot down. Lucas/Gibbon believed shot down by Leutnant Traeger.

MARTIN

Bertram

Gunner 85249 "D" Battery 149th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on Tuesday, 17th September 1918. Age 23. Son of Charles Martin, of "Burnt Yard," Burwell, Cambs. Buried in WESTOUTRE BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave N. 15.

MASON

Joseph

Corporal 15662 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Aged 39. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Mason and the husband of Mabel Mason. Born in Burwell in January 1877. Enlisted Newmarket.Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

 

Photograph Courtesy and Copyright © Margaret Cole 2002

MILLARD

Percy [Harold]

Private 15211, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 11 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Bottisham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Saunders and Charlotte Millard, of Reach, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is listed as Percy Harold Millard, aged 15, Farm Labourer, born Bottisham, resident The Green, Reach, son of Saunders and Charlotte Millard. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 12. See also Reach

 

MILLER

Arthur James

Lance Corporal 9405, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 March 1915. Born Swaffham Prior, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9 and 10. See also Reach

 

MOULE

Arthur James

Gunner 86831 "B" Battery 64th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on Sunday, 29th July 1917. Age 26. Son of George and Mary Moule; husband of Sarah Moule of Burwell, Cambs. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, VLAMERTINGHE, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. D. 4.

NORTON

Harry George

11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Pte 15583. Killed in action 1/7/1916. Born Burwell. Enlisted Cambridge. Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

PALMBY

Harry

Private 4000 Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Friday, 6th August 1915. Enlisted at Cambridge. Died at home. Buried in BURWELL (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. Near South boundary.

PARR

Herbert

Private 12166 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 3rd July 1916. Age 19. Born Burwell. Enlisted Newmarket. Son of Amelia Parr and the late Albert Parr, of High St., Burwell, Cambs., and the late Albert Parr. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

PARR

Urban

Spr. 3rd Div. Signal Company, Australian Engineers, d 12/10/1917, buried: TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

PITCHES

Harry

Pioneer 523165 "J" Special Coy, Royal Engineers who died on Thursday, 20th December 1917. Age 23. Son of Harry and M. A. Pitches, of Causeway, Burwell, Cambs. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. B. 37.

PREWER

Frederick

Lance Corporal 12752 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 3rd October 1915. Age 19. Son of George and Sarah Prewer, of Ness Rd., Burwell, Cambs. Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, VERMELLES, Pas de Calais, France. Grave A. 9.

SAMMONS

Walter

Private 326446 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 14th October 1916. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Grave I. H. II. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 3809 Cambridgeshire Regiment.

SCOTT

Henry [Harry] John

1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Born Burwell. Enlisted and resident Cambridge. Pte 34341. Died 4/9/1918. Formerly 021175 Royal Army Service Corps. Husband of Mrs F.M.Scott of 41 York St, Cambridge. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimmille, Pas de Calais. XV1.F.9. Church memorial says d 28/8/1918

SCOTT

Herbert William

9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Lance Corporal 13234. Born Burwell. Enlisted Newmarket. Die 28/12/1915. Aged 24. Son of John and Martha Scott of Burwell. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais. 1.L.9.

SCOTT

Robert

Pte 12756. 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Born Burwell. Enlisted Newmarket. Killed in action 18/9/1918. Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme. 1.C.41.

SHAW

John William

1/5th Battalion, South Staffs (Territorial Force). Died 13/8/1918. Born Soham. Enlisted Newmarket. Resident Burwell. Formerly 14891 Suffolk Regiment. Pte 42470. Son of Benjamin and Ann Shaw of Soham, Cambs. Aged 23. Buried in PERNES BRITISH Cemetery, Pas de Calais. 1V.A.7.

SMITH

Harold Stephen

Lance Corporal G/13264, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Born Burwell. Enlisted Cambridge. Resident Granchester. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Vommemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

WARREN

Arthur

Private 14445 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 23. Son of Ephraim and Ellen Warren, of Burwell; husband of A. M. Warren, of The Chapel, High St., Burwell, Cambs. Buried in BAPAUME POST MILITARY CEMETERY, ALBERT, Somme, France. Grave II. J. 3.

WARREN

Alfred Steven

Lance Corporal 21346 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died on Wednesday, 1st November 1916. Age 20. Son of Stephen Warren, of High St., Burwell, Cambs. Buried in HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Grave II. C. 18.
WATSON

Horace

A/Corporal 41503 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment who died on Thursday, 29th March 1917. Age 19. Born and resident Burwell, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Watson, of North St., Burwell, Cambridge. Formerly 20000, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave O. VIII. G. I.

WATTS

Ralph Fincham

(According to memorial Lance Corporal.) Private 45935 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Friday, 30th August 1918. Son of Grimmer and Rebecca Watts, of High St., Lakenheath, Suffolk. Native of Burwell, Cambs. Buried in ECOUST-ST. MEIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave D. 44.

WEBB

John

Cpl. 6th Bt. Yorkshire Regiment., d 21/8/1915, age 26, commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Son of John and Sarah Webb, of Burwell, Cambridge.

Later Addition to memorial

HALLS

George Henry

Private 8308, 'A' Company, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 11th November 1918. Aged 35. Husband of Louisa E Sutton (formerly Halls) of Powells Row, Burwell. Buried in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, Burwell, Cambridgeshire. He is not listed on the SDGW CD or the CWGC.

Also buried in the churchyard

FULLER

A

Private 16888 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Friday, 18th July 1919. Age 31. Son of Mr. G. Fuller, of Parsonage Lane, Burwell. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, BURWELL, Cambridgeshire. Near South-West boundary.

1939 - 1945

BURLING

Edwin C

Gunner 11402381 31 Battery, 11 (City of London Yeomanry) Lt. A.A. Regiment., Royal Artillery., Royal Artillery who died on Sunday, 28th February 1943. Age 39. Son of Walter and Susanna Burling; husband of Nellie Elizabeth Burling, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Grave 9. F. 3.

CHARLES

Douglas Rowland

Leading Seaman C/JX 139808 H.M.S. Registan, Royal Navy who died on Tuesday, 27th May 1941. Age 23. Son of Sidney Harold and Edith Lilian Charles, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 41, 3.

CLARK

Albert

Private, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment., Died as a prisoner of the Japanese 14th December 1942, age 22. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand.

COOK

Peter Harold

Signalman 2324228 Royal Corps of Signals who died on Thursday, 1st October 1942. Age 25. Son of Mary Ann Cook, and stepson of Fred Jaccard, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England. Commemorated on SAI WAN MEMORIAL, Hong Kong. Column 10.


Photograph Courtesy & Copright © Richard E Hinkle 2002
COOTE

Eric Hendy

A/s H.M.S. Nigeria, Royal Navy, d 12/8/1942, age 29, commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Son of Frederick H. H. and Martha G. Coote.

DOE

Richard John

Lieutenant 278759 Royal Engineers attd. 61 Field Company,, Queen Victoria's Own Madras Sappers & Miners who died on Monday, 21st August 1944. Age 25. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth May Doe, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave IV. C. 15.

DRIVER

Charles Joseph

Leading Aircraftman 648111 Royal Air Force who died on Saturday, 12th June 1943. Age 24. Son of George William and Ellen Driver, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Buried in AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Grave 6. B. 8.

FAIRCLIFF

William

Private 5932727 1st Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Tuesday, 13th July 1943. Age 23. Prisoner of war. Son of Bertram and Flower Elizabeth Faircliff, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 8. D. 2.

FULLER

Frederick James

Lance Bombardier 1653632 242 Battery, 48 Lt. A.A. Regiment., Royal Artillery who died on Tuesday, 20th June 1944. Age 33. Son of George Scot Fuller and Carmelia Fuller; husband of Iris Christine Fuller, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 9.

FULLER

Thomas

Private 5835494 1st Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 5th September 1943. Age 34. Prisoner of war. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 2. N. 55.

GOODCHILD

Neville

Private 14703251 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 21st November 1944. Age 19. Buried in BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY, Evere, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Grave X. 26. 15.

HARDY

John William

Private 5825404 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 29th May 1940. Age 39. Son of Charles and Aleather Hardy. Buried in ZUIDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave A. 1.

HEFFER

Arthur George H

Private 5933192 1st Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 14th October 1943. Age 23. Son of Henry J. Heffer and May Heffer, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Prisoner of war. Buried KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 4. C. 2.

HOLDER

Charles Allan

Private 5933435 1st Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 18th July 1943. Age 23. Prisoner of war. Son of Henry Louis and Blanche Maud Holder, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 5. J. 11.

KING

Percy

Private 5933602 1st Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died when the Japanese ship transporting him was sunk on Thursday, 21st September 1944. Age 24. Prisoner of war. Son of Mrs. L. M. Nunn, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 59.

Note: On 21st September 1944 the Hofuku Maru sailed with Convoy MATA-27 for Takao in Formosa. She was attacked by an American aircraft carrier about 80 miles north of Corregidor, the aircraft carrier’s planes sunk the whole fleet including the Hofuku Maru, not knowing she carried prisoners.

The Hofuku Maru was carrying 1289 prisoners from Manila to Japan, 1047 were lost including Percy.

LE PLA

Aubrey William

Private 5835518 1st Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 28th January 1942 as the Japanese overran Singapore. Age 32. Son of Fredric G. and Ellen Le Pla. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 59.

MASON

Fellix Oswald Sidney

Private 5775495 1st Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Tuesday, 15th May 1945. Age 25. Prisoner of war. Son of Offa William and Rosa Mason, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 2. G. 54.

NEALE

George James

Corporal 10541465 Royal Army Ordnance Corps who died on Sunday, 4th October 1942. Age 36. Son of George and Maggie Neale; husband of Agnes Reaver Neale, of Kingston, Cambridgeshire. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave 3. A. 5.

SMITH

Gerald Alec

Sergeant Air Gunner 1388690 70 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 3rd July 1943. Age 20. Son of G. N. Smith, and of Mabel Smith, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 9, Column 1.

TWEED

Thomas Reginald

Sergeant 565029 Pilot 56 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on Sunday, 15th September 1940. Age 26. Son of Thomas and Lilian Marian Tweed; husband of Nellie Tweed, of Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Buried in AMESBURY CEMETERY, Wiltshire. Row 2. Grave 79.

WARREN

Harlock George

Sapper 2020776 Royal Engineers who died on Monday, 13th October 1941. Age 26. Son of Walter Charles and May Warren, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Buried in KLAGENFURT WAR CEMETERY, Austria. Grave 6. D. 13.

WATT

Peter

Private 14370806 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 22nd December 1943. Age 20. Son of Mrs. M. Watt, of Cambridge. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 7.

WESTLEY

Walter Landwade

Private 5931471 61 Company, Aux. Mil., Pioneer Corps who died on Saturday, 25th May 1940. Age 35. Son of Walter Francis and Cecile Maud Westley. Sp. Mem. 'C'. DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 2 Row 15 Grave 31.

WILCOX

Ernest Burton

Flight Sergeant 625946 150 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on Wednesday, 28th May 1941. Age 23. Son of William Cossack Wilcox and Sarah Elizabeth Hardwick Wilcox, of Clapham, London. Buried in BURWELL CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Sec. C. Grave 117.

Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance 
PARR

Harry

Civilian, died 24th June 1942, age 67, commemorated: MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF KING'S LYNN, Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. Husband of Eliza Parr, of near The Fox, Burwell, Cambridgeshire. at King's Lynn Docks.

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