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CAMBRIDGE GUILDHALL WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES - P

World War 1 detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

Listed here are the surnames from the Guildhall Roll of Honour and to be also found on other memorials within the county.

Inscription on the Cambridge Guildhall World War 1 memorial
Photograph Copyright © Mary Naylor 2013
PAGE William
Private G/18069, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of William Wells Page and Caroline Page, of 27, Sturton St., Cambridge. Formerly 3549, Suffolk Yeomanry. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Cambridge, resident with his parents, William W and Caroline Page, at 145, Sturton Street, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Cambridge, resideent with his parents at 25, Sturton Street, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
PALMER Albert Percy
Private 23524, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 28. Born Cambridge, enlisted Irthlingborough, Northants. Son of David and Annie Palmer, of 29, Searle St., Cambridge. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row D. Grave 1. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
PAMMENTER Charles E
Able Seaman R/6349, Hawke Battalion, Roya Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 1st August 1918. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 9. See also Cambridge St Paul's
PAPWORTH Oswald Jack
Lance Corporal 53146, 9th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 13th April 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Newmarket, resident Cambridge. Son of Edward John and Ada Agnes Papworth, of 175, Cherryhinton Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 3329, Suffolk Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10. See also Cambridge, Matthew and Son and also Cambridge St John's
PAPWORTH, MM William Henry
Private 29725, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1918. Aged 31. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Mrs. E. M. Papworth, of 159, Ross St., Romsey Town, Cambridge. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in MOEUVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 36. See also Perse School and Cambridge St Paul's
PARFEY Alfred Harold Ernest
Private 8899, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 30th December 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Cambridge. First went to France 1 April 1915. Buried at ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot D. Grave 302. See also Cambridge St Giles

Born 6th September 1896 the eldest son of Alfred (a gardener) and Annie (nee Dowe) Parfey previously of 104 Castle Street and later of 68 Great Eastern Street, Cambridge. Baptised 5 November 1896 at Cambridge St Giles Church. Not listed on the St Giles war memorial. In the 1911 census he was at school, aged 14. He was a “boiler’s assistant”, enlisting in Cambridge 10th April 1913, aged 17, and joining the 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment (Special Reserve Service), signing on for a period of six years. Service number 8721.

He later came into the 1st/5th Suffolk Regiment, serving in France and twice injured, returning to convalesce in Lowestoft before returning to duty. He was being transferred from Malta to Egypt on HMT Aragon, likely en-route to Palestine where his regiment had been serving that year. Moored just outside Port Alexandria, Egypt, HMT Aragon was torpedoed and sunk 30th December 1917 by German U Boat UC34(9), which also then also sank HMS Attack whilst it was picking up survivors.

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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.
PARKER George E
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PARKER James B
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PARKER William
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PARR Albert E
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PARR George
Private 3642, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 September 1916. Aged 18. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of William John and Frances Parr, of Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Cambridge, living with his parents John (note use of second name) and Frances Parr, at 85, New Street, Cambridge. IN the 1911 census he was aged 12, at school, born Cambridge, living with his widowed mother at 143, York Street Cambridge. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 11. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
PARR Percy James
Acting Corporal G/15743, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Thursday, 7th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Ipswich. Inm the 1911 census he was aged 31, married for 3 years to Jesse, with a son, Thomas. a Coal Carman Labourer, born Cambridge and resident 32 Cowper Road, Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, IEPER, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8. See also Cambridge St John's
PARSONS James
Lance Corporal 326811, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action on Tuesday, 31st July 1917. Aged 29. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Parsons, of 24, Histon Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 4564, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, son of William and Mary Parsons, a Grocer's Porter, born Chesterton, resident with his parents at 24 Histon Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
PARSONS Percy
Drummer L/8392 2nd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who was killed in action on Wednesday, 21st October 1914. Aged 25. Born and resident New Chesterton, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of John and Eliza Parsons, of 42, Trenches Rd., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
PARSONS Stanley Ewart
Private 24008, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 28 April 1917. Aged 21. Born Sawston, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frederick and Mary Parsons, of Long Reach, Old Chesterton, Cambs. In the 1901 census he was the son of Frederick and Mary Parsons, aged 5, born Stapleford, resident 19, Belgrove Road, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the son of Frederick and MAry Parsons, aged 15, a grocers Errand Boy, born Stakeford (sic - Stapleford), resident Fen Road Old Chesterton Cambridge. Buried in DURY CRUCIFIX CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 34. See also Chesterton
PARSONS William
In the 1911 census there is a William Parsons, son of John and Eliza Ann Parsons, aged 17, an Ironmonger's Assistant, born Cambridge, resident 42 French's Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. No further information currently available. See also Cambridge St Giles
PATMAN
Frederick George
Private 203206, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 10 October 1917. Aged 41. Enlisted and resident Cambridge. Husband of Eliza Patman, of 2, Arthur St., Cambridge. Formerly 330958, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1901 census Frederick George Patman was had been married to Eliza for 15 years; he was 34, a grocer's Warehouseman, born Cambridge and resident with his family at 2 Arthur Street, Chesterton, Cambridge. His son, John george Patman, is listed below. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 to 99. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
PATMAN
John George
Private 225122, 1st/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died in Egypt 19 October 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frederick George and Eliza Patman, of 2, Arthur St., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is aged 14, son of Frederick George and Eliza Patman, at school, born Reed, hertfordshire, resident with his parents at 2 Arthur Street Chesterton Cambridge ; his father also died (see aboe). . Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Egypt. Section A. Grave 206. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
PATTENS Charles Edwin
[Listed as PATTEN on Cherry Hinton and Cambridge St Pauls, PATTEN is correct] Private 16814, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1916. Aged 31. Born Cherry Hinton, enlisted Cambridge. Husband of E. M. Patten, of 3, Gothie St., Brookside, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, the husband of Emily, father of two daughters and twin sons, a Bricklayer, born Cherry Hinton, resident Laundry Cottages, Cherry Hinton. Buried in RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 17. See also Cherry Hinton and Cambridge St Paul's
PATTERSION Thomas
No further information currently available.
PAUL Bernard Douglas
Bombardier 94188, "B" Battery, 64th brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Kiklled in action 18 October 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. F. A. Paul, of 106, Mawson Rd., Cambridge. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.)[London Gazette 17 September 1917]. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1896 in the Cambridge Registration District. IN the 1901 census he was aged 5, son of Francis A and Mary Paul, born Cambridge, resident 57, Hills Road, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the son of Francis Albert and Mary Paul, aged 15, a Motor Engineer Apprentice, born Cambridge, resident 108 Mawson Road Cambridge. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 3. See also Cambridge County High School

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 for Bernard Douglas Paul:

PAUL Bernard Douglas of 108 Mawson-road Cambridge bombardier R.F.A. died 18 October 1917 in Belgium Administration Peterborough 14 December (1917) to Francis Albert Paul draper.
Effects £91 0s. 10d.

PAULEY Herbert J
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PAWLEY

Frank Cecil

[Listed as PAULEY on Grantchester] Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps, died 22nf June 1918. Aged 18. Son of Herbert and Elizabeth Pawley, of 12, Charterhouse Terrace, Grantchester, Cambridge. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. See also Grantchester

From a roll compiled by Caroline Burkitt that can be found in Cambridge Library, reference section:

Frank Pauleys father was born at Poplar End and moved to Chapel Yard in 1893 with his new wife Elizabeth Stearn of Trumpington. There 3rd and 4th children were twins, Frank and Gilbert and were so alike that they were called the Pauley Puzzlers. Frank went to school in Grantchester were he was a model pupil, when he left school at the age of thirteen he was awarded a silver watch by Cambridgeshire Education Committee for 8 years perfect attendance. After he left school Frank had several jobs, he worked at Old Addenbrookes Hospital, at Manor Farm for Mr. Sadler and at one time he was a milkman. Soon after the outbreak of war Frank and Gilbert joined up in the Cambridgeshire Regiment. As they went through several weeks of training before being given uniforms, their parents had no idea that they had enlisted and only discovered the fact when they were posted to France. Their mother promptly wrote to their Commanding Officer telling him that they were only sixteen and they had to come home. In October, 1917 when the twins reached their eighteenth birthday, Frank was working as a gardener to the Reverend C.L. Hulbert in Grange Road. Gilbert received his call up papers and joined the Rifle Brigade. Frank might never have been called up, but he was so annoyed at being left out that he hurried off to complain and, in November, he enlisted in the 6th (city of london battalion) The London Regiment which was affiliated to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps.. After six months he was sent to France, and seven weeks later, on 22nd June, 1918, he was killed. He is buried in France in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot 8, Row I, Plot 14. It is interesting to note that his name is spelt "Pawley" on his grave stone.

PAYNE Reginald H E
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PEACHEY Walter J
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PEACOCK A
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PEACOCKE Ernest
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PEARSON [Benjamin] Charles
[Known as Charles] Private 33640, 8th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 29 September 1917. Born Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 291397, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
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 All Saints and Chesterton
PECK Horace F
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PECK Percival M E
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PECK Reginald William
Private G/40920, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 22 September 1917. Aged 20. Born Haverhill, Suffolk, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Albert Joshua and Eliza Peck, of 2, The Pightle, Haverhill, Suffolk. Formerly G/15078, Royal West Kent Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115. See also Cambridge Post Office
PEDLEY George Herbert
Private 543024, 4th London General Hospital (Territorial Force). Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in United Kingdom 28 April 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Chelsea, London S.W., resident Cambridge. Son of William and Jessie Pedley, of Paper Mills House, Newmarket Rd., Cambridge. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1893 in the Chesterton Registration District. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, son of William Lenton and Jessie Pedley, born Chesterton, resident Newmarket Road, Fen Ditton, Chesterton. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, son of William Lenton and Jessie Pedley, a Chemist's Apprentice, born Chesterton, resident Paper Mills House, Newmarket Road, Fen Ditton. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 3628. See also Cambridge County High School and Fen Ditton
PEEL Albert
Able Seaman 232597, H.M.S. "Ettrick", Royal Navy. Killed by an explosion 7 July 1917. Aged 29. Born 29 September 1887 in Cambridge. Son of Caroline Smith Peel, of 19, St. Matthew's St., Cambridge. Grocer's Porter before he enlisted. Enlisted 29 September 1905 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 4½ inches, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. MOther Croline listed with the Navy as living at 12, Staffordshire Street, East Road, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, an Errand Boy, born Cambridgshire, resident with his parents, Zaccheus and Caroline, at 25, Gwydir Street, Cambridge. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Cambridge, living with his parents at Parkers Terrace, East Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 22. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
PEEL Henry G
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PENTON Arthur Hubert
Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment attached to 1st/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 16th April 1918. Aged 24. Son of Ellenor Penton, of 48, New Square, Cambridge, and the late Henry Penton. In the 1911 census he is the son of Henry and Ellenor Penton, aged 17, a Corn Merchant's Clerk, born Cambridge and residing with his family at 48 New Square, Cambridge. Buried in COUIN NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 28. See also Cambridge County High School, Cambridge All Saints, Cambridge St Giles and Cambridge St Andrew the Great
PERRIN A
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PETCHELL Frederick J
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PETERS Arthur A
No further information currently available. See also Cambridge St Paul's
PETERS D A
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PHILLIPS Bertie
Private 2176, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action on Thursday, 6th May 1915. Born Chesterton, Cambs, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Phillips, of 91, Histon Rd., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is aged 14, son of Stephen and Mary Ann Phillips, an Errand Boy, born Cambridge, residet with his parents at 3 Mafeking Cottages, Bermuda Road, Histon Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
PHILLIPS Charles Henry [Harry]
Lance Corporal 16815, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 January 1918 [CWGC and Death Registrations] or Killed in action 19 December 1917 [SDGW - probably wrong]. Aged 22. Born Chesterton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George Edward and S. A. Phillips, of 38, Bermuda Terrace, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is the son of George and Annie Phillips, aged 15, a Cycle Cleaner, born Chesterton, resident 38 Bermuda Row, Histon Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 14. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
PHILLIPS Edwin Selwyn
Serjeant 326550, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 September 1917. Enlisted Cambridge. IN the 1911 census he was the son of William and Elizabeth Phillips, aged 22, Custodian of Club, born Old Chesterton, resident 34 Herbert Street, Chesterton, Cambridge. Formerly 3978, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See also Cherry Hinton and Chesterton
PHILLIPS J
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PHILLIPS Sidney G
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PHILLIPS William George Ellis
Acting Able Seaman (Ordinary Seaman) London 1/3557, Benbow Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. Died whilst POW in Reserve Hospital 1 VIII. A.K. Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) from Pleurisy 24th December 1914. Aged 24. Born 2 April 1889. Son of Charles and the late Clara Emily Phillips, of 5, Owlstone Rd, Cambridge. Enlisted 10 August 1914, with benbow Battalion 22 August 1914 until his capture 9 October 1914, then Prisoner of War at Antwerp. A Schoolmaster by trade. He was resident 140 Brooke Rd., Stoke Newington, London N. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 9. See also Cambridge St Mark's and Cambridge University Press
PHYPERS William Anthony
Serjeant SD/2057, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 17th July 1916. Aged 31. Born Cambridge, enlisted Eastbourne. Son of William and Mary Phypers, of Cambridge; husband of Audrey Phypers. Buried in ST. VENANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 2. See also Perse School
PIGG Bernard William
Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Age 27. Son of Charles and Alice Maud Pigg, of 12, Lansdown Crescent, Cheltenham. Proceeded to France, September, 1914 with Honorable Artillery Company. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C. See also Perse School
PIKE Samuel A
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PILGRIM Percy C
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PILSWORTH Christie Victor
Private 5956, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born and enlisted Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is aged 16, son of Samuel and Eliza Francis, brother of Reginald Walter (below), a Laundry Hand, born Cambridge, resident 77 Brookfields, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Cherry Hinton
PILSWORTH Reginald Walter
Private G/24450,, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Samuel and Eliza Frances Pilsworth, of 77, Burnside, Brookfields, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is aged 12, son of Samuel and Eliza Francis, brother of Christie Victor (above), at school, born Cambridge, resident 77 Brookfields, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88. See also Cherry Hinton
PINCOTT C
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PITMAN Noel Marsh
Private G/2759, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1916. Aged 21. Born Leicester, enlisted Harrow, Middlesex. Son of Cecilia Rolph (formerly Pitman), of 32, Union Lane, Chesterton, Cambs., and the late John D. Pitman. Enlisted Sept.,1914. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B. See also Chesterton
PLANT
James Henry
Private 72208 134th Field Amb, Royal Army Medical Corps who died of wounds on Thursday, 27th September 1917. Age 31. Born Cambridge St Andrew the Less, enlisted Cambridge, resident Cherryhinton. Son of James and Lucy Plant, of 21, Rock Rd., Cambridge; husband of Miriam Ethel Plant, of Grantchester. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 6. See also Grantchester

From a roll compiled by Caroline Burkitt that can be found in Cambridge Library, reference section:

James, A commercial traveller in preserved meats lived for a short time in Lowestoft, where he met and married his wife, Lucy. They moved to Cambridge, first to Emery Street and then in 1910 or 1911 to a new house in Rock Road. James Henry was their second son and, after leaving school and working for his father for some time, he too became a commercial traveller. In 1912 he married Miriam Amps, daughter of John and Annie Amps of Symonds Lane. They wanted to be married in the Baptist chapel in the village, so James arranged for it to be licensed for the solemnisation of marriages, and their wedding was the first to take place there. Afterwards they set up home at "Sweet Briar" Cottage, Fulbourn Road, Cherryhinton. After the outbreak of war James volunteered for service and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. On 5th March 1916, he was sent to France and attached to the 124th Field Ambulance. After eighteen months he was due for his first leave, but on 26th September, 1917, at about 8.30am , he was wounded; The details are described in a letter to his widow from a comrade, Ernest E. Cooke: "The day James was hit I was with him, we went up together and almost as soon as we got to the trench where we were to shelter a shell came and burst on the bank, some of the fragments catching our dear brother. We carried him back ti the dressing station. He was wonded in two places, in the left leg and a small piece in the abdomen, the latter probably the fatal piece." He died in hospital, 41 Casualty Clearing Station, at 4pm the next day, aged 31 and is buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Plot 1, Row J, Grave 6. James never lived to see his only child, Raymond, who was born on the 28th March, 1916.

PLATTS Edgar Lovell Filmer

Lieutenant, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Missing, later reported killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 17. Son of Mrs. Jessie Platts, of 38, Harcourt Terrace, Earl's Court, London, and the late Rev. C. Platts. Gazetted Sept., 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge St Mary the Great

Note: The youngest officer killed in World War 1, aged 17. Officer Commanding 12th Platoon, 'C' Company, 1st Royal Marine Battalion 23 February 19/17; he was ex-London Z/1623 Ordinary Seaman Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Public Schools Battalion, enlisted 30 April 1915, transferred to Royal Marine Light Infantry as CH/833/S for Cyclist Company 21 June 1915; Discharged to commission 3 September 1915 as Temporary 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Marines; proceeded on visit to British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in the field in France 2-10 April 1916; served with the Royal Marine Battalion in Ireland (Sybil Point) 26 April 1916-14 May 1916 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising"); in draft for British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1 July 16, joined 1st Royal Marine Battalion 18 August 1916, went to Bomb School 5 September 1916-8 September 1916, accidentally wounded by bomb (cut under right eye), rejoined 1st Royal Marine Battalion 9 September 1916-13 November 1916, gunshot wound to hand, invalided to United Kingdom 15 November 1916; in draft for British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 7 February 1917, joined 1st Royal Marine Battalion 23 February 1917 until his death.

PLATTS John Carrick
Captain attached to 10th Duke of Cambridge's Own Lancers (Hodson's Horse). Died 7 March 1920. Aged 22. Son of Jessie Platts, of 38, Harcourt Terrace, Earl's Court, London, and the late Rev. Charles Platts. Formerly (Transport Officer) 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. See also Cambridge St Mary the Great
PLEASANCE Arthur A
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PLEASANCE Cecil McGowen
Private 201285, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1918. Aged 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. PLot/Row/Sectgion E. Grave 21. See also Cambridge All Saints
PLUMB Harry
Private 28476, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 12 September 1917. Aged 25. Born West Wratting, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Joseph and Lydia Plumb; husband of Edith M. M. Plumb, of Church End, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, son of Joseph and Lydia Plumb, born West Wratting, resident Church End, Cherry Hinton. Buried in BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 9. See also Cherry Hinton
PLUMB Jasper Quincey
Private 22534, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 August 1917. Aged 22. Born Cowley St John, Oxon, enlisted Oxford, resident Cambridge. Son of Francis George and E. Plumb (stepmother), of 111, Hemingford Rd., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the nephew of Susannah E Plumb, aged 16, Grocer's Porter, born Chesterton, resident 28 Histon Road Chesterton Cambridge. In the 1901 census his father Francis G Plumb was a widower, Jasper was aged 6, born Chesterton, rersident with his father and aunt at 28, Histon Road, Chesterton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
POLLENDINE William Henry
Private (I.C. Lorry Driver) M/295583, 4th Water Tank Company, Royal Army Sevrice Corps. Died at Stationary Hospital Abancourt, France 15 September 1918 from tetanus following injuries sustained when he gashed his left forearm at Rouen 6 September 1918. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Henry Arthur and Sarah Pollendine, of 146, Sedgwick St., Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, son of Henry R and Sara J, resident 30, Catherine Street, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is aged 12, born Cambridge, resident with his parents Henry and Jane (using second name), at 146 Sedgwick Street, Romsey Town, Cambridge. In 1917 his trade is listed as Motor Driver. Attested 17 February 1917 at Grove Park, aged 18 yers 2 months, height 5 feet 2¼ inches, chest 33½ inches. Embarked for France 29 August 1918. Buried in BLARGIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Oise, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 9.
POND Harry C
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PORTER A
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PORTER Edgar [Edward] William Trowbridge
Private 7894, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 15th February 1915. Aged 25. Born Cherry Hinton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Ellen Porter, of 20, Canterbury St., Cambridge, and the late Q.M.S. Porter. In the 1911 census he is serving as a Private, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, aged 21, born Cherry Hinton, resident Barrosa Barracks, Stanhope Lines Aldershot. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. Listed for St. Luke's as grave reference B7.128. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
PORTER George [E]
Private 326049, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 14th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 2975, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, Thiepval, Somme, France. Plot XVII. Row F. Grave 9. See also Cambridge St John's
PORTER Harold
Lance Corporal 41235, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1917. Aged 37. Born Hilgay, Norfolk, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of Robert Porter, of Hilgay, Norfolk; husband of Mary Elizabeth Porter, of 34, South St., East Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 33557, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he was married to Mary Elizabeth Porter, aged 29, a Baker Journeyman, born 10 Mile Bank, Hilgay, Norfolk, resident at Ten Mile Bank, Downham, Hilgay, Norfolk. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 11. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
PORTER W
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POTTER Alfred Ernest
Private 15624, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 23 May 1916. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Brother of Mr. W. Potter, of 134, York St., Cambridge. Born 4 November 1888, baptised 1 April 188 at Cambridge, St Luke (Chesterton), son of William Coy and Sarah Ann Potter, Briggs Passage, Victoria Road, Chesterton. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Cambridge, resident with his parentsm William C and Sarah A Potter, and his brother William, in Briggs Court, Histon Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire.IN the 1901 census he was aged 16, an Errand Boy, born Cambridge, resident with his parents inVictoria Cottage, 4, Victoria Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. IN the 1911 census, unmarried, aged 27, a Builder's Labourer, born Cambridge, resident with his parents in 7, Victoria Cottage Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. Buried in MERICOURT-L'ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
POTTER Frederick
Private 9218, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 12th October 1916. Born Weston Colville. Enlisted Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is the son of John and Lydiaer (sic) Potter, aged 16, an agriculutral labourer, born Weston Colville and resident Chapel Road Weston Colville. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Cambridge All Saints and Cambridge St Giles
POTTER Harry
Private 5452, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Leinester Regiment (Royal Canadians). Killed in action 7 July 1917. Aged 33. Born Cambridge, enlisted and resident Bromley, Kent. Husband of Mary Potter, of 16, Florence Rd., Bromley, Kent. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1884 in Cambridge Registratiojn District. In the 1891 census he is the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (aka Fanny) Potter, aged 7, a scholar, born Cambridge, resident Thoday Street, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he is the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (aka Fanny) Potter, aged 17, a Baker's Lad, born Cambridge, resident 4 Thoday Street, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Potter, aged 28, a Baker, born Cambridge, resident 4 Thoday Street, Cambridge. Buried in LA LAITERIE MILITARY CEMETERY,West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row AA. Grave 20. See also Cambridge County High School
POTTRELL Leonard
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POTTRELL Parker
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POWELL Arthur P
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POWELL William H
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PRATT Edgar G
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PRESTON Joseph
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PREVETT Frederick Charles
Boy 1st Class J/64254 (CH), H.M.S. "Royal Sovereign", Royal Navy. Died at sea of heart failure 1 October 1918. Aged 18. Born 1 October 1900 in Cambridge, St Andrew the Less. Son of Mrs. Susan Prevett, of 21, Vicarage Terrace, Cambridge. Before enlistment he was a Messenger. Enlisted 12 October 1918 for 12 years. height 5 feet ½ inch, chest 32½ inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fesh complexion. Buried in CAMBRIDGE (MILL ROAD) CEMETERY, Cambridgshire. Plot/Row/Section DII. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
PRIME Albert Sidney
Private 3776, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action on Sunday, 3rd December 1916. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Sarah Prime, of 3, Clare St., Chesterton, Cambridge. Employed W Eaden Lilley & Co Ltd. In the 1911 census he is aged 17, son of James and Sarah Ann Prime, Oilman's Packer, born Chesterton, resident with his parents at 52, Searle Street, Chesterton. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 4. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
PULL Herbert W J
Company Sergeant 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. Panel 50 and 52. See also Cambridge All Saints and Cambridge St Paul's
PUMEY John W
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PURKISS Charles E
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PURVEY Joseph William
Private, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1917. Born Newmarket, enlisted Cambridge, resident Old Chesterton. Formerly 39358, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Joseph was born in Newmarket, but I have been unable to find out either when, or who his parents were. At some time he and his wife, a Mrs. P. Purvey, lived at 2 Pye Terrace, and he worked for Chivers in the sawmills. He enlisted in June 1916 and as private No.39358 in the Northants Regiment went to France on 20th August 1917. He also served in the Bedfordshire Regiment, and just before his death was transferred into the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment. On 28th September 1917 he was. Killed in action by a shell whilst acting as a stretcher-bearer. As his body was never found or recovered his name is now recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial on the Ypres salient. The Hertfordshire Regiment is on panels 141-3 with 342 names. I don't know which of the two has Joseph's name. The memorial has on it 35,000 names with no known graves.

See also Chesterton and Chesterton Arbury
PYATT William Francis
Private 9154, 1st/6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 June 1917. Aged 29. Born Madras, India, enlisted Stoke-on-Trent, resident Longton, Staffs. Son of Frederick Henry Pyatt; husband of Harriet Pyatt, of 83, High St., Old Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 4. See also Chesterton
PYRATT William
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