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CALDECOTE WAR MEMORIAL

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

This 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.

BADCOCK

Trevor

Private 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.

HARRUP

[William] Victor

Stoker 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 Kingdom.

WATTS

William [David]

Private 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, Nord, France.

Commemorated on a grave in the churchyard:

RADFORD

Ernest

Private 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 Childerley.

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

BURDEN

Charles Walter

Sergeant 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.

SMITH

Jack Rufus

Leading 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.

Last updated 21 May, 2008

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