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CAMBRIDGE GAS COMPANY. CAMBRIDGE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2003 - Wallace Badcock & Martin Edwards
additional information Ray Youngs

The war memorial was re-erected April/May 2003 close to its original site that is now the entrance to Tesco's store, Newmarket Road, Cambridge. It is free standing close to tall, ornamental gates (or railings) in an attractive setting. The original memorial was erected 1921 and contains the names of those who were employees of the Cambridge Gas Company.

Photograph Copyright © Ray Youngs 2010

THE EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYED
OF THE CAMBRIDGE GAS COMPANY
ERECTED THIS MONUMENT IN
REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR COMRADES
1921

1914 - 1919
BEVAN
Leonard
Private 53179, 61st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Thursday 16th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Enlisted Ely, resident Cambridge. Son of Philip and Susan Bevan, of 23, Victoria Road, Cambridge. Formerly 3472, Suffolk Yeomanry (Territorial Force). Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Luke's
BLACKLEY
Charles
Private 16408, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Buried in GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Grave VIII. B. 1. See also Cambridge Guildhall
BROOKS
Charles Robert
Private G/18122, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action Friday 29th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born St Luke's, Cambridge. Son of Joseph and Mary Brooks, of 67, Oxford Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 3663, Suffolk Yeomanry. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11C. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Luke's
CASEY
Frank Rickets
Private 235156, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Son of Alfred John and Mary Ann Casey, of 223, Mill Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 4524, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Cambridge Guildhall
CHAPMAN
Urban
Able Seaman R/285, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Missing, assumed killed in action 24th April 1917. Born Burwell 14th June 1884. Son of Fuller and Frances Chapman of Burwell Cambs (from 1891 Census) and brother of Thomas Harry Chapman (who also died); huband of , F.A. Chapman, 52 Young St., Cambridge. A Lamplighter. Part of the Army Reserve 11th November 1915 and entered Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 25th September 1916, draft for BEF 16th December 1916, joined Nelson Battalion 9th january 1917 until his death. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also Cambridge Guildhall
CHISHOLM
Albert Edmund
Lance Corporal G/40645, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own). Killed in action Thursday 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Chelsea, Middlesex. Adopted son of Edmund Cross, of 76, Walnut Tree Avenue, Cambridge. Formerly, Middlesex Hussars. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Cambridge Guildhall
COOK
Ernest James
Private 2148, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 19th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. C. 95. See also Cambridge Guildhall
DARLING
Sidney Montague
Private 868, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Born 21st April 1891 at Cambridge, aged 17 years 11 months. Died between January and March 1917, aged 25 (GRO ref: Cambridge 3b 698). Attested at Cambridge 4th March 1909. Embodied 5th August 1914, discharged on 1st February 1916 as medically unfit for further service (Para 392 XVI Kings Regulations). Son of the late Joseph Frederick Darling and Emma Darling of 18 Wellington Street, Cambridge. He was a Gas Fitter's Mate for Cambridge Gas Company, in 1911, he was 19 and working as a gas fitter. Unmarried. Height 5 feet 7½ inches. Hair dark, eyes blue, medium figure. Recorded as having pain radiating down his left arm and shortness of breath; he was in hospital for 3 months; initial cause was influenza. Buried in Mill Road Cemetery, parish of St Andrew the Less section. See also Cambridge Guildhall
GOODE
George Mortlock
Lieutenant, 43rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Killed in action Thursday 24th May 1917. Age 23. Only son of Arthur William Goode, of The Poplars, Old Chesterton, Cambridge, and the late Angelina Abigail Goode. Formerly, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge County High School, Cambridge Guildhall, Perse School and Chesterton
HARRISON
Richard Eroner
Private 1349, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died in England Wednesday 6th December 1916. Age 24. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of the late Alfred and Mary Harrison; husband of Alice Maud M. Shering (formerly Harrison), of 4, Portland Place, New Square, Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Grave D. 2490.
HEARN
Albert Henry
probably Albert Henry HEARN, Second Lieutenant, 1/2nd Battalion, attached 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 1st October 1917. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.
KIMMENCE
Ted
[Listed as Fred on SDGW] Lance Corporal 1145, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 12th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Noah Kimmence, of 17, Romsey Rd., Cambridge. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium. Grave LV. E. 15. See also Cambridge Guildhall
NORTHFIELD
John
Private 5442, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 26th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Buried in SUFFOLK CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave B 14.
NORMAN
Bertie aka Bert
Corporal A/200644, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 30th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Ethel Maud Norman, of 72, Sturton St., Cambridge. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Lukes
SCOTT
Henry John
Private 34341, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's). Died Wednesday 4th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Burwell, Cambridgeshire, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Husband of Mrs. F. M. Scott, of 41, York St., Cambridge. Formerly 021175, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XVI. F. 9. See also Cambridge Guildhall
STOKES
John
Rifleman A/200649, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died Saturday 16th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of John and Annie Stokes, of Cambridge; Husband of Violet Stokes, of 11, Henley Rd., Coldham's Lane, Cambridge. Formerly 1350, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Probably prisoner of war. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Grave XIX. A. 5. See also Cambridge Guildhall
THOMAS
William
No further information currently available.
WILKINSON
Stanley Hastings
Private G/51224, 20th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23 (CWGC)/Saturday 24 (SDGW) November 1917. Aged 19. Born Bradford, Yorkshire, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Cambriidge. Son of Herbert and Amy Wilkinson, of 13, Garden Walk, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, son of Herbert and Amy Wilkinson, at school, born Bradford, Yorkshire, resident 4 Garden Walk, Chesterton, Cambridge. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Luke's

ALSO
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
THOSE WHO FELL IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945

BARKER
Cecil
Gunner 1081987, 70th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Tuesday 2nd March 1943. Age 33. Born and resident CAmbridgeshire. Son of Walter Cecil and Ethel May Barker, of Cambridge. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 6.
CAMPS
Hubert John
Flight Lieutenant 102295, Navigator, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Age 23. Son of William John and Martha Edith Camps, of Cambridge, husband of Betty Irene Camps, of Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Grave 14703.
CULPIN
Henry Richard
Sergeant 741747, Pilot U/T, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 8th March 1940. Age 26. Son of James and Alice Culpin, of Cambridge; husband of Florence Ethel Culpin, of Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Grave 7181.
EAST
Leonard
Sapper 2072258, 287th Field Company, Royal Engineers, with them on 1st September 1939. Died on Monday 26th January 1942. Age 20. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Son of Amos and Elizabeth East, of Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 40.

KING
Stanley Alfred
Sergeant 1270913, 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Tuesday 3rd August 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on AIR FORCES MEMORIAL, RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 156.
OSBORN
Harold Charles
Private 5831262, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese 21st September 1944 when the transport ship Hofuku Maru on which he was travelling to Japan was sunk. Aged 27. Son of Violet Osborn; husband of Gladys May Osborn, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 60.

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.

 

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