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CAMBRIDGE CHRIST CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL
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TO THE MEMORY OF THE BRAVE
MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

MABBUTT Sidney
[Not listed on SDGW] Private 20137, 6th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers formerly 40196, Suffolk Regiment. Died on service 11 December 1917. Aged 24. Son of George and Alice Mabbutt, of 40, Paradise Street, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Cambridge, a Cellarman, son of George and ALice Mabbutt, resident 40, Paradise Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section J. Grave 4.
MALTBY Joseph Sidney
Private 39976, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) formerly 032630, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Killed in action 29 August 1918. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Sam and Alice Maltby, of 26, City Road, Cambridge; husband of Annie Maltby, of 6, City Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4. See also Guildhall
MANSFIELD Frederick George
Rifleman S/34074, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) formerly 19523, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 10 October 1917. born and esident Cambridge, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 145 to 147. See also Guildhall
MANSFIELD Percy W
No further details currently available. See also Guildhall
MARTIN Gilbert Francis Cecil
Private 260131, 5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born 7 April 1898, and enlisted, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Baptised 5 June 1898 in Cambridge, St Andrew the Less, resident 6, Parsonage Street, Cambridge, St Andrew the Less. Son of James William and Ellen Laura Martin, of 30A, Grafton Street, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Cambridge, at school, son of James William and Ellen Laura Martin, resident 6, Parsonage Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38. See also Guildhall
MATHEWS F B
No further details currently available
MAYO Alexander John
Captain, 107th Squadron Royal Air Force (formerly Royal Flying Corps). Missing presumed dead 9 August 1918 shot down near Amiens by Lothar von Richthofen, brother of the Red Baron. Born 6 July 1895 Cambridge. Son of Rev. James Mayo and Anne; brother of William (below). Born 6 July 1895, baptised 14 August 1895 at St Paul's, Cambridge, resident of 6 Warkworth Terrace, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Cambridge, at school, nephew of Mary Mayo, resident 6 Peters Street, Winchester, Hampshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Cambridge, at school, nephew of Mary Mayo, resident 6 Peters Street, Winchester, Hampshire. When assigned to the Royal Air Force his mother was listed as next of kin resident 6 Warkworth Terrace, Cambridge; his permanent address was given as Averbury House, St Peter Street, Winchester. Student at the Institute for Civil Engineering, studied for 3 years. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 9. See also Guildhall
MAYO William Charles
Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 7 August 1915. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, son of James and Anne Mayo, born Cambridge, resident 6 Warkworth Terrace, Cambridge; brother of Alexander (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 13, living with his aunt, Mary Mayo, born Cambridge, resident 6 St Peter Street, Winchester. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 150 to 152. See also Cambridge County High School and also Guildhall
MILLS James Henry
Private 325119, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. formerly 1263, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 May 1917. Aged 22. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Cambridge. Son of E. F. Mills, of 9, Brandon Place, City Road, Cambridge. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 23. See also Guildhall
MINGAY, MiD Ernest Arthur

Lance Sergeant 8504, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Taken prisoner with Colonel Townshend's force at Kut-al-Amara 29 April 1916, died of dysentery at Afyon-Kara-Hissar as a Turkish Prisoner of War 21 September 1916. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Baptised 24 May 1893 in Cambridge St Paul, while resident at 50, Coronation Street, Cambridge. Son of Henry William and Emily Mingay, of 14, Crispin St., East Rd., Cambridge. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) of General Townshend 17 January 1916 and listed in Gazette of India No. 776 13 July 1916 "brought to notice for Gallant and Distinguished Conduct in the Field from 5.10.15 to 17.1.16. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Cambridgeshire, son of William H and Emily Mingay, resident 14, Crispin Street, Cambridge. Enlisted 25 August 1908 in Cambridge aged 18 years 2 months, a Baker by trade, height 5 feet 7 inches. weight 119 lbs, chest 31½ to 34½ inches, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row M. Grave 27. See also Guildhall

For information about Afyon Kara Hissar PoW Camp see Great War Forum

MINNS William
Private 6507, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 19 March 1916. Born Chesterton, Cambs, enlisted Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Old Chesterton, a Brickyard Labourer, son of Elizabeth Minns (a widow), resident 415 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 10. See also Guildhall
MOLE Charles
Private 26671, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment formerly 24049, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 May 1918. Aged 29. Born Chesterton, Cambs, enlisted Cambridge. Son of William and Emily Mole, of Histon Road, Cambridge; husband of Dorothy Violet Mole, of 83, Fitzroy Street, Cambridge. Buried in MONT-BERNANCHON BRITISH CEMETERY, GONNEHEM, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 11. See also Guildhall
MUNSON William Dickson
Private 325796, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment formerly 25690, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1918. Born 13 March 1887, and enlisted, Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Caroline Munson, of 15, Prospect Row, Cambridge. Admitted to Cambridge Brunswick Boys' School 9 October 1893, resident 34, Eden Street, Cambridge, treadmitted 29 November 1897, left 20 February 1901. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Cambridge, a scholar, son of Caroline Munson (a widow), resident Portland Place, New Square, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Cambridgeshire, a Solicitors clerk (junior), son of Caroline Munson (a widow), resident 14, Prospect Row, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Cambridge, a Florist Clerk, son of Caroline Munson (a widow), resident 29 City Road, Cambridge. In the Electoral Register 1914 he was resident at 15, Prospect Row, Cambridge. Buried in RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 5. See also Guildhall
NIXON Richard
Sergeant 415746, 60th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died of pneumonia 23 August 1917; orignally admitted with tonsilitis (admitted 30 January 1916, discharged 5 February 1916) then shell wounds left thigh (admitted 3 January 1917, discharged 10 February 1917) and then pneumonia from which he died (admitted 10 August 1917). Aged 23. Born 25 April 1894 in Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Nixon, of 48a, Eden Street, Cambridge. Labourer by trade. Single. Attested 29 July 1915 at Aldershot, aged 21 years 4 month, height 5 feet 6½ inches, chest 34-36½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Transferred to Military Hospital Bramshott 30 January 1916, then Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, 10 February 1917 and then Canadian Military Hospital, Hastings 10 Augst 1917. Buried in CAMBRIDGE (MILL ROAD) CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section III. Grave 18. National Archivges of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7343 - 30
NOBLE Samuel Albert [Brooks]
[Samuel Arthur on 1911 census] Private G/22187, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 28th September 1916. Aged 25. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. E. A. Noble; husband of Hilda Emily Noble, of 22, Marshall Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 26932, Middlesex Regiment. In the 1911 census he is the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Ann Noble, aged 19, a Horius Porter, born St Andrew the less, resident Babraham Dairy, Hills Road, Cambridge. He was baptised Samuel Albert Brookson 18 October 1891 at Cambridge, St Andrew the Less, son of Samuel (a adiaryman) and Elizabeth Ann Noble, of 50 Broad Street, born 20 September 1891. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D. See also Cambridge St John's, Cambridge St Paul's and Cambridge St Mary the Less and also Guildhall
NORTHFIELD James [William]
Private, 1362, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 September 1916, aged 22. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Employed as a Monotype Operator by the Cambridge University Press. Son of George and Angeline Northfield, 348, Mill Road, Cambridge. Buried in Hamel Military Cemetery, Plot II. Row B. Grave 6. See also Cambridge University Press and also Cambridge St Philips and also Guildhall
NORTHROP Sidney S
Private 326738, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment formerly 4406, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Charles and Jane Micklewright, of 27, Willow Place, Fair St., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41. See also Guildhall
NUTCOMBE Thomas Arthur
Second Lieutenant, 101st Squadron, Royal Air Force and East Lancashire Regiment. Killed 2 August 1918. Aged 20. Son of Thomas and Mary Nutcombe, of Cambridge. Buried in CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 6. See also Cambridge St Lukes and also Guildhall
OFFLEY William James

Private G/8307, 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28 July 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B. See also Guildhall

Extract from Cambridge Daily News - Monday 30 October 1916, page 3:

Pte William James Offley, Middlesex Regt., of 245, Newmarket-road, who was reported missing ob July 27th, is now officially presumed to be dead. Pte Offley, who was employed by the Cambridge Brick Co., leaves a widow and four children.
PARKER Albert
Private 205968, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 9 August 1919. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 4560, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he is the son of George Rutley and Martha Parker, aged 15, a Cellerman for Wines and Spirits, born Cambridge, resident 423 Newmarket Road, Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Plot C. Grave 2053. See also Cambridge St Lukes and also Guildhall
PARR Albert E
No further details currently available. See also Guildhall
PATMAN William J
Private 9534, 1st Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 26 June 1915. Aged 27. Born West Ham, London, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Patman, of 96, Stanley Rd., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47.
PEACHEY Walter J
No further details currently available. See also Guildhall
PECK Percival [Malcolm Edward]
Private 92830, 6th Company, "B" Battalion, Tank Corps formerly 3558, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Edward James and Ellen Susan Peck, of 7, Paradise St., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56. See also Guildhall
PIGOTT F L
No further details currently available
PRESTON Joseph
Private 16694, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 1 July 1916. Aged 39. Son of the late Joseph Preston, of 14, Ferry Path, Chesterton; husband of Ida Preston, of 208, Newmarket Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Guildhall
RAMPLING W
No further details currently available
RAYNER Laurence C
No further details currently available. See also Guildhall
REDFERN Frank
[Listed as REDFARN on Guildhall Memorial] Private 43895, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13 October 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Redfarn, of 22, John Street, City Road, Cambridge. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 21. See also Guildhall
REED Albert F
No further details currently available. See also Guildhall
REED Archibald Harold

Private 19336, Army Pay Corps. Died in Military Hospital, Hounslow, Middlesex, 22 November 1918. Aged 33. Son of James John Thurlow Reed and Mary Ann Reed, of 32, Beche Road, Abbey Estate, Cambridge [St. Edward's Parish]. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Cambridge, a Builder's clerk, son of James John THurloe and Maryann Reed, resident 25, Beche Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried in CAMBRIDGE (MILL ROAD) CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot IX. Grave 16. See also Guildhall

Extract from Cambridge Daily News - Tuesday 24 July 1917, page 4:

ENOUGH C3 MEN AT PRESENT.

Archibald Harold Reed (31) single, 32, Beche-Road, confidential clerk, cashier and bookkeeper, classed C3, was applied for by his employer, Mr. Charles Kerridge, junior, Sturton-street, builder and contractor.

Mr. Miller: I agree to temporary exemption until called up.

Mr. Reed: I have got a calling-up notice.

Mr. Miller replied that if Mr. Reed wentto the Recruiting Office the notice would be cancelled. Mr. Reed was the kind of man the Army was wanting, but at present they had enough clerks, and were cancelling some the notices issued. If he got another calling-up notice he could apply again.

Exemption was given until called up.

Extract from Press and News - Friday 19 November 1920, page 22:

IN MEMORIAM.

REED.—In everloving memory of our dear son, Archibald Hardol Reed, who died at the Military Hospital, Hounslow, Middlesex, November 22nd, 1915. aged 33 years.

REYNOLDS Alfred [Frederick]
Private 17522, "A" Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 24 May 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Reynolds, of 15, River Lane, Newmarket Rd., Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Cambridgeshire, son of Alfred and Eliza Reynolds, resident 101, Newmarket Road, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Cambridge, a Labourer, son of Alfred and Elizabeth Reynolds, resident 15, River Lane, Cambridge. Buried in MERICOURT-L'ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 7. See also Guildhall
RICKWOOD Thomas Samuel
Sergeant 5606, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 7 July 1916. Aged 32. Born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Cammbridge. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Rickwood, of 52, Park St., Cambridge; husband of Maud Mary (nee Gravestock) Rickwood, of 5, Chiddenton Hill, East Rd., Cambridge, married 1908. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Cambridge St Matthew's and also Guildhall
ROBINSON Bertie John
Bert RobinsonPrivate 23464, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died Tuesday 8th October 1918. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Harriet Robinson, of 29, Eden St., Cambridge. Buried at NAVES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 2. See also Cambridge St Andrew the Great and also Guildhall

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ROCKETT John Milton
Private 29226, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 17 July 1917. Aged 31. Born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Husband of F. E. Rockett, of 87, Newmarket Rd., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Guildhall
ROLFE W
No further details currently available
ROLPH R Benjamin
No further details currently available. See also Guildhall
RULE William Alfred
Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 199/200 or 236/239 and 328. Private, 78, 54th (1/1st East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps. Drowned at sea when H.M. Transport ‘Royal Edward’ sunk by German submarine U-14 on 13-08-15, aged 26. Enlisted Cambridge. Employed as a Compositor by the Cambridge University Press. Son of Mrs. Sarah Rule, 33, City Road, Cambridge, and the late Mr. George Rule. See also Cambridge University Press and also Guildhall

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