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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Dave Edwards

This memorial is inside All Saints church, which is a redundant church cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.

Photographs copyright © Martin Edwards 2010

To the glory of God
and in memory of the
men of this parish who
laid down their lives
in the War 1914 1918

BAILEY

Frank Predam

[Spelt PREDON on SDGW] Corporal 16414, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. killed in action 2nd May 1918, age 21. Born South Shilds, Durham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of William N. Bailey, of 10, Maids Causeway, Cambridge. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Cambridge Guildhall
COOPER

Maurice Stanley Charles

2nd Lieutenant, 9th attached 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th August 1916, age 19. Son of Jonathan and Emma Emily Cooper, of 8, Market St., Cambridge. See also Cambridge Holy Trinity. Buried in MILLENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. See also Cambridge Guildhall
CLARKE

John

possibly John CLARKE, Private S/11798, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action Tuesday 18th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Chatteris, enlisted Rochdale. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C
DARKINS

Harry [Henry]

[Listed as Henry on SDGW and CWGC] Lance Corporal 26689, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 11th June 1917, age 32. Son of George and Caroline Darkins, of 25, Malcolm St., Cambridge. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Cambridge Guildhall
GATES

George

Either Private 39562, 1/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born Cambridge, enlisted Hertford. Son of William and Edith Katherine Gates. Formerly 2738, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75. or George Albert GATES, Private 22317, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Stetchworth, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George and Elizabeth Gates, of Stetchworth, Newmarket. Buried in ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. A. 10.
GOULD

George [James]

Private 21368, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28 July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Norwich. Formerly 2866, Royal Field Artillery. In the 1911 census he was the son of George and Ada Louise Gould, aged 13, at school, born Cambridge and resident with his family at 13 Castle Street, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge All Saints
GRAY

Anthony Frederick

Lieutenant, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 August 1918. Aged 26. Son of Arthur and Alice Honora Gray, of Masters' Lodge, Jesus College, Cambridge. Birth registered in the Cambridge Registration District July to September Quarter 1892. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, a boarder in School House, born Cambridge and resident Chigwell School, Woodford Green, Essex. In the 1901 census he was with his father Arthur Gray, aged 8, born Cambridge and resident Jesus College Grove, Jesus Lane, Cambridge. Buried in RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 7. See also Cambridge Guildhall
HALL

Leonard

No further information currently available
HARRIS

Bertie Archibald [Blinkhorn]

Private 325563, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th September 1917, age 31. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas William Harris, of 34, Glisson Rd., Cambridge; husband of Eleanor Annie Harris, of 15, Malcolm St., Cambridge. Formerly 2186, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES No.1 and No. 2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Cambridge St Mary the Great and Cambridge Guildhall
HARRISON

Gerard [Younghusband]

Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. "Vanguard.", Royal Navy. Died Monday 9th July 1917. Age 20. Son of Ethel Harrison, of Elysium, Framingham Pigot, Norwich, and the late Rev. A. L. Harrison. Commeorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 20.
McGREGOR

Charles

possibly Charles McGregor, 2nd Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 24th March 1918. Age 29. Son of Charles and Henrietta McGregor, of Greenock. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45.
MERRILL

George [Alliston]

Private 235139, 1st/4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st October 1917, age 30. Born Cambridge, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Harry Merrill, of Cambridge; husband of Lily Merrill, of 37, Park St., Cambridge. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MILLER

George Frederick

2nd Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, attached 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918, age 24. Son of the late George Christopher and Gertrude Miller. Enlisted 1914. Formerly Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MILLS

[Charles] Sidney

Rifleman 3008, 1st/8th Battalion, London Regiment, (Post Office Rifles), Killed in action 23rd December 1915. Resident and enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MORGAN

Arthur Conway Osborne

Lieutenant, 4th Battery, 3rd North Midlands Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 13th October 1915, age 30. Son of the Revd. Henry Arthur Morgan, D.D., Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, and of Charlotte Linda Morgan (nee Barnes), of 12, Cheyne Gardens, Chelsea, London. Territorial. Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn; King's Gold Medallist, 1903, Winchester College; Chancellor's Gold Medallist, Trinity College, Cambridge; President of the Union Society, 1906. Buried in CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2, NEUVILLE - ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France.
NEWMAN

John

No further information currently
PALMER

Geoffrey

No further information currently.
PEATMAN

Thomas

Private 55507, 24th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 31st October 1918 in Italy. Aged 25. Born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Gillingham, Kent, resident Cambridge. Son of Joseph and Susannah Peatman, of 45, Kimberley Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 541176, Royal Engineers. Buried in STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, Italy. Plot I. Row D. Grave 20. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Chesterton
PENTON

Arthur [Hubert]

2nd Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, attached 1st/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 16th April 1918, age 24. Son of Ellenor Penton, of 48, New Square, Cambridge, and the late Henry Penton. Buried in COUIN NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge County High School, Cambridge St Giles, Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Andrew the Great.
PLEASANCE

Cecil [McGowen]

Private 201285, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1918, age 26. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Alfred and Kate Pleasance, of 13, Portugal Place, Cambridge. Buried in MOREUIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Somme, France. See also Cambridge Guildhall
POTTER

Frederick aka Fred

Private 9218, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 12th October 1916. Born Weston Colville. Enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. See also Cambridge St Giles and Cambridge Guildhall
POTTER

William

Lance Sergeant 5447, 2nd Battalion,, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 12th May 1917. Born Cambridge. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge St Giles.
PULL

Herbert [W J]

Company Serjeant Major 325916, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born Cambridge, enlisted Pakenham, Suffolk. Formerly 2748, cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Paul's
RYDER

Frederick [Ralph]

Lance Corporal 2074, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 June 1915. Born Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1896 in Cambridge Registration District. Baptised 2 August 1896 at Cambridge All Saints, son of Bertha Elizbaeth and Zenas (a tailor) Ryder, if Malcolm Street, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the son of Bertha Ryder, aged 14, at school, born Cambridge, resident 9 Tenison Avenue, Cambridge. Enetered France 14 February 1915. Buried in HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 19. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge County High School
SHAW

George

No further information currently.
SHAW

William

Lieutenant, second in command, "A" Company, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Wounded 16th September 1916 during raid near St Pierre Divion. Prisoner of War, at Cambrai, died of his wounds on Wednesday, 27th September 1916. Aged 23. Son of William and Alice Shaw, of 2, Tanner's Lane, Soham, Cambs. Scholar at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Buried in PORTE-DE-PARIS CEMETERY, CAMBRAI, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 33. See also Cambridge St Giles, Soham, Cambridge St Mary the Less, Cambridge County High School and Cambridge Guildhall
SMITH

William Hammond

Captain acting Major, "A" Battery, 52 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, killed in action 12th April 1917, age 31. Son of Charles Smith, Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and Annie his wife, now of "Hartford," Newton Rd., Cambridge. Educated at St. Faith's School, Cambridge, Blundell's School, Tiverton and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. B.A. Artist, Student of Royal Academy, London and Slade School of Art. Buried in ATHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France.

From research by Andy Pay, from Tonbridge School and The Great War of 1914 to 1919, published in December 1923.

SMITH, Major William Hammond, 52nd Brigade, R.F.A. Killed in action at Athies, near Roeux, in the battles of Arras, April 12th,1917, aged 31. At the school 1899-1900 ( School House )

Capt. W.H. Smith was the third son of the late master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and Mrs Charles Smith, of Belvoir Terrace, Cambridge. He was only at Tonbridge for a year, from September 1899 to July 1900, when he left from the lower fifth and went to Blundells school, Tiverton. He went up to Sidney in 1904 with an Open Classical Exhibition, and also gained a College Exhibition and graduated in 1907,taking a 1st Div., Second class, in the Classical Tripos. Both at school and at college he was a keen athlete and gained his oar in the college boat in which he rowed 7, in June, 1905.

He became an artist by profession and was regarded as an exceedingly promising painter. One of his works, a portrait, is in the Guildhall at Cambridge.

On the outbreak of war he at once applied for a commission through the university O.T.C., and was gazetted to a temporary commission in the R.F.A., August 26th,1914.

After eight months training he went to the front and was through much of the heaviest fighting, was promoted Temporary Lieutenant September 12th, 1915, and was twice mentioned in Despatches, in January, 1916, and in January, 1917.

In 1915 he served at Festubert and elsewhere in the La Basse Sector, and then opposite the Hohenzollern Redoubt before and during the Battle of Loos, which began on September 25th. His battery was then transferred to the Ypres Sector, where they experienced severe fighting, especially opposite Hill "60".

In 1916 they suffered heavily in the neighbourhood of Montauban in the battle of Albert, the first of the battles of the Somme, and after a rest took part in the battles of the Le Transloy Ridges and of the Ancre Heights in October and November. In December, they were in the Arras Sector.

He had been for most of 1916 in command of the battery, and in December, 1916, though suffering from bronchitis, refused to go to the hospital till they were out of action. He had been detailed for a special course in gunnery, and having with difficulty obtained his discharge from hospital arrived home on Christmas Eve.

On completing this course he returned to the front, and had been acting Major in command of the battery for some time. On April 12th, 1917, towards the end of the first battle of the Scarpe in the battle of Arras, 1917, he was watching an attack and directing his battery from an observation post at Athies, near Roeux, when a large German shell burst close by and a splinter entered his head rendering him immediately unconscious, and he died before reaching the Dressing Station. He was buried ear Athies.

His Colonel wrote :- "I feel his loss very keenly, not only as the loss of a capable officer, but as the loss of a friend whose charming manners had endeared him to all of us, officers and men. No one could have thought less of personal danger than he did, and I cannot help wishing that he had been a little more careful of himself, even at the expense of the observation he was engaged in, for he had been exposing himself fearlessly in an attempt to locate the position reached by our infantry, and this undoubtedly drew the fire which was the cause of his death".

The following appeared in the Cambridge local paper :- "His death will be deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends at Cambridge and elsewhere, for he was a man of a lovable disposition, combined with high intellectual attainments and lofty ideals". See also Cambridge All Saints and Cambridge Guildhall

VINSON

Harry

Probably: Gunner 26349, Harry William Vinson, 86th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 31st December 1916, in the Persian Gulf. Born and resident Layer-De-La-Haye, Essex, enlisted Colchester. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq.
WOOTTEN

Hubert [Ross]

Sergeant 11384, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). Killed in action 9th August 1915. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Derby. Son of Edwin Wootten, of 14, Willow Walk, Cambridge, and the late Ellen Wootten. See also Cambridge Holy Trinity. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge Holy Trinity.
WRIGHT

George Edward

Private, 8th Bt. Royal Fusiliers, d 7/7/1916, age 21, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Son of John Wright, of 45, Lawrence Avenue, Manor Park, Essex, and the late Jane Wright. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge County High School

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