CALDECOTE WAR MEMORIAL
Wold War 1 & 2 Information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards
memorial takes the form of a marble tablet to be found inside the parish
church (redundant). It was unveiled in 1920 and contains three names
for World War 1.
1914 – 1918
To the Glory of God
and in memory of those
who gave their lives for their country
in the Great War.
24077, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds
13th April 1917. Aged 23. Born Caldecoate, enlisted Cambridge.
Son of Walter Badcock, of Brook Cottage, Comberton, Cambridge.
Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France.
2nd Class K/22628, HMS Formidable, Royal Navy. Lost
with his ship when sunk by submarine U-24 1st January 1915.
Aged 17. Son of William and Sarah Harrup, of Main St., Caldecote,
Cambridge. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United
7066, 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian
Imperial Forces. Killed in action 9th June 1918 having just returned
from a previous wound received in action 23rd May 1918. Aged 33.
Son of David Henry and Fanny Watts, of Highfield, Caldecote, Cambs.,
England. Native of West Ham, London, England. Enlisted Cootamundra,
New South Wales, aged 32, 16th October 1916. Labourer by trade.
Unmarried. Height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 38 inches, 160lbs, complexion
dark, eyes brown, hair dark. Church of England. Embarked at Sydney
on H.M.A.T. A24 "Benall" 9th November 1916, disembraked
at Devonport 9th January 1917. Buried in METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY,
on a grave in the churchyard:
2629, 38th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed
in action 28th May 1917. Aged 26. Born Toft, Cambridgeshire. Son
of Arthur John and Alice Radford, of Childerley, Caxton, Cambridge,
England. Arrived in Autralia aged 19. Farm Labourer. Enlisted
Junee, New South Wales,13th September 1916, aged 25, height 5
feet 5 inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion medium, eyes
blue, hair brown. Church of England. . Buried in STRAND MILITARY
CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row B.
Grave 5. See also Dry Drayton and
listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book
5933116. Army Catering Corps, attached 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire
Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 4th January
1944. Aged 39. Born Middlesex, resident Cambridgeshire, Husband
of Annie Martha Burden. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand.
Stoker C/KX 84445, H.M. Submarine Triad, Royal Navy. Died 20th
October 1940. Aged 27. Son of Arthur and Mabel Smith, of Caldecote,
Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent,
United Kingdom. Panel 38, Column 1.
23 February, 2022