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CAMBRIDGE GUILDHALL WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES - R

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
RADFORD Frank S
No further information currently available
RADFORD Harry Newman
Private S4/140291, 31st Field Butchery, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Mesopotamia 1st July 1916. Born Fulbourn, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of Norman and Mary Ann Radford, of Mill Road, Cambridge. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Ieaq. Plot VI. Row T. Grave 10. See also Romsey Methodist Church
RAMPLING Horace Johnston
Sapper, 208318, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died 17th July 1917. Born Bishop Stortford, enlisted Holborn, London. Husband of Gertrude Tatlow (formerly Rampling), 33, Hillcroft Crescent, Ealing, London. Connection with Cambridge unclear. Only man of this name killed in the war. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq, Plot IV. Row D. Grave 3. See also Cambridge St Paul's
RANDALL Alfred Edwin
[Listed as Alfred Edward on SDGW] Private 5021, 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 31 December 1916. Enlisted Cambridge. Civil Registration for Alfred Edwin Randall in the Cambridge Registration District took place in the October - December Quarter 1887. In the 1911 census Alfred Randall was the son of William and Elizabeth, aged 23, Silver Cleaner, born Cambridge and resident with his parents at 12 Queen Street, Chesterton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
RANDALL Ernest
No further information currently available
RANDOLPH W M
No further information currently available
RASH W C
No further information currently available
RAWES Hugh D
No further information currently available
RAWES Joscelyn Hugh Russell
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. In the 1911 census he is the son of Ellen Rawes, aged 15, at school, born Bradford, North Devon, resident 96 Chesterton Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. His father, Francis Russell Rawes was a Church of England Clergyman according to the 1901 census where Joseclyn is aged 5, born Bradford, Devonshire, rewsident at the Rectory, Bradford, Devon. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row F Grave 32. See also Perse School, Chesterton and Cambridge St John's
RAYMENT Charles
No further information currently available
RAYNER Donald
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th August 1918. Aged 25. Son of George Green Rayner and Flora G. Rayner, of "Glebelands," Grange Rd, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the son of George Green and Flore Gertrude Rayner, aged 17, a Student, born Cambridge and resident with his parents at Glebelands, Grange Road, Cambridge. Buried in RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France. See also Cambridge St Mary the Great. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2. See also Cambridge St Mark's and Cambridge St Mary the Great
RAYNER Ernest C
No further information currently available
RAYNER Frederick William
Private 57272, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 11 October 1918. Husband of M. Rayner, of 16, Thrifts Walk, Cambridge. Born West Bergholt, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Cambridge. Formerly 22299, 3rd Battalion, East Kent Regiment. Buried in ST. AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 22.

He was born in West Bergholt and at some time lived at 16 Thrifts Walk. Also he married a Mrs. M. Rayner and they had two children. After enlisting at Bury in May 1917 as private No.22299 in the East Kent Regiment, he was later transferred to the 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers as private No. 57272. In July 1917 he went to France and was home again on leave in February 1918. The Cambridge Daily News of 5th November 1918 and the Cambridge Chronicle both report "he was killed by a sniper whilst pointing out some Germans on 8th October 1918". His grave is in the St. Aubert British Cemetery, plot 4, row C, grave 22. The Cemetery is between Valenciennes and Cambrai, and it contains 434 graves.

See also Chesterton and Chesterton Arbury

RAYNER Laurence A
No further information currently available
RAYNER Maurice Alfred
Private 4131, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 26 October 1916. Aged 23. Born 26 April 1893. Enlisted Somerset House, resident Cambridge. Elder son of Alfred and Julia Rayner, of Cambridge; husband of Grace A. Rayner, of Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. Admitted to Cambridge, Romsey Junior Middle Schoo, 1905, son of Alfred Rayner. lBuried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row B. Grave 43. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
READER Walter [Hymus]
Private 30055, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 29 May 1918. Aged 38. Born Linton, enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Mrs. Reader, of 59, Searle St., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is aged 31, married for 4 years to Louyisa, three children, a Domestic Gardener, born Linton, resident with his family at 59 Searle Street, Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row L. Grave 10. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
REDFARN Frank
No further information currently available
REED Albert
No further information currently available
REED Archibald H
No further information currently available
REED Clifford H
Possibly The Rev. Clifford Hugh REED, Chaplain 4th Class, Royal Army Chaplain's Department. Killed in action 7 June 1917. Aged 28. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Son of William Henry and Caroline Reed, of "Thornlea", Cowley Rd., Exeter. Buried in OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 12. See also Cambridge Short Street Wesleyan Methodist
REEVE Arthur
No further information currently available
REEVE R C
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REYNOLDS Alfred F
No further information currently available
REYNOLDS Ernest [Robert]
Private T.F./242488, 1st/5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. 50th. Northumbrian Division (TF). Died of wounds 19th July 1917. Born Cambridge. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs Sarah Whitehead, of 20, St. Peters Street, Castle End, Cambridge. Territorial. In the 1911 census he is the son of Sarah Whitehead (a widow), aged 18, an errand boy, born Cambridge and resident with his mother at 20 St Peters Street, Cambridge. Buried in HENINEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 21. See also Cambridge St Giles
REYNOLDS Frank W
No further information currently available
REYNOLDS Leonard J
No further information currently available
REYNOLDS Walter William Thomas
Private 96246, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 5th November 1918. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Martha Reynolds, of 87, Russell St., Cambridge. Formerly 17537, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 10. See also Cambridge St Paul's and Cambridge St Matthew's
REYNOLDS William James
Private 79134, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Killed in action 25 August 1918. Aged 18. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Reynolds, of 5, York Terrace, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Cambridgeshire, resident with his parents, John and Hephziba Reynolds, at 145, Sturton Street, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, at school, born Cambridge, resident with his parents, John and Hephziba Reynolds, at 59, Norfolk Street, Cambridge.Formerly 136228, 53rd Y.S. Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
RICH Albert W
No further information currently available
RICH Frederick A
No further information currently available
RICH George H
No further information currently available
RICHARDSON Albert Godfrey
[SDGW gives his name as Alfred] Private 326162, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th September 1917. Aged 25. Born Linton, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Charles and Catherine Mary Richardson, of Moyes Farm, Barton Rd, Cambridge. Formerly 3159, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he was the son of Charles and Kate Richardson, aged 18, a Farm Labourer, born Linton, resident with his parents at Barton Farm, Barton Road, Cambridge. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 23. See also Cambridge St Mark's
RICHARDSON Arthur V
No further information currently available
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
RIGGS Philip J
No further information currently available
RIPLEY William Edward
Private 3279, 3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 27th June 1916. Enlisted Edward Street, resident Cambridge. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row Q. Grave 4. See also Cambridge St Paul's
ROBERTS Cecil O
No further information currently available
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

Photographs Copyright © Andy King 2007 Bert Robinson Grave

ROBINSON Henry Charles
Private 9558, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 November 1914. Aged 23. Born and resident Cherry Hinton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Alice Robinson, Church End, Cherry Hinton. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4. See also Cherry Hinton
ROBINSON Robert Ernest
Second Lieutenant, 46th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 12 November 1918. Aged 29. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Robinson, of 11, Kimberley Rd., Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in TOURGEVILLE MILITARY CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 17. See also Chesterton
ROCKETT Milton
No further information currently available
ROLPH Benjamin
No further information currently available
ROLPH Wallace Henry
Private 329809, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7 March 1918. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Baptised 21 May 1885 in Cambridge, St Giles, son of Vincent James and Rosina Rolph, of Gloster Street, Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Rolph, of Cambridge; husband of Florence Beatrice (nee Simpkin) Rolph, of 40, Norfolk St., Cambridge, married 1906. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, a scholar, resident with his parents, Vincent and Rose, and grandmother Ann Rolph, in Gloucester Street, St Giles, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, a College Butler Assistant, born Cambridge, resident with his parents at 22, Bermuda Row, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was married to Florence, with one son and one daughter, aged 28, a Kitchen Porter, born cambridge, resident 5, Norfolk Terrace, Cambridge. Formerly 8697, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 23. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
ROPER A K
No further information currently available
ROSE George
No further information currently available. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
ROSS Donald Neil Campbell
Second Lieutenant, "D" Battery, 46 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 3rd November 1917. Aged 22. Son of the Rev. G. A. Johnston Ross, D.D., and Mary Louisa Campbell Ross, of Union Theological Seminary, New York City, U.S.A. Born at Bridge of Allan, Scotland. Volunteered for service while a student at Princeton University, 1916. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row AA. Grave 17. See also Perse School
ROUTLEY Charles Thomas
Private 1958, "C" Company, 38th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Killed in action by machine gun bullet on the road from Curlu to Hem during the operations at Curlu 28 August 1918. Aged 36. Son of Frederick and Isabella Routley; husband of E.S. Routley of 28 Brookfields [listed as 48 Brookifleds in his military papers], Mill Road, Cambridge; husband of Emma Susan Routley, of 48 Brookfields, Mill Road, Cambridge (she is his next of kin). Born at Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia. Buried in HEM FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, HEM-MONACU, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 4. National Archives of Australia Military Documents: Series B2455 - Barcode 8038696

His atattesation list him as a british national born a british Subjet in Donald, Victoria. Age 34, A farmer, unmarried at attestation. Attested 1 April 1916 at Mildura, Victoria, aged 34, height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 158 lbs, girth 37-40 inches, complexion fair, hair brown, eyes grey-brown, religious denomination Prebyterian. Sailed on the RMS orontes ro Plymouth, departed 16 August 1916, disembarked 2 October 1916. Suffered from pneumonia during November 1916 through January 1917. First went to France 14 October 1917.

Main extract from his will:

W I L L
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This is the last Will and testament of me Charles Thomas Routley of Murrayville Victoria Now of his Majesty’s Forces 38th Battalion A.I.F.
1. I give the sum of £200 pounds to be equally divided between Frederick Edwin Routley of 17 Soudan St Malvern Elizabeth Margret Doughton of Modella John Joseph Poutley of Lake Boga Arthur Rueben Routley of Lake Boga Grace Ellen Gillespie of Lake Boga Isabella Gillies Of Beverley West Australia Andrew Portuce McBride of Beverley West Australia.
2. The remainder of my real and personal estate I give a life interest to my wife Emma Susan Routley of 40 Brookfields Mill Rd Cambridge England On her death to become the property of any child born of the marriage.
3. In the event of my dying childless the property, on the death of my wife is to go to my nephew Charles Routley son of John Joseph Routley of Lake Boga.
4. I appoint as executors to my will Frederick Edwin Routley, 17 Soudan St. Malvern John Joseph Routley of Lake Boga.

ROWLES James Robert
Private 533202 1st/15th Battalion., London Regt (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) who died on Saturday, 1st December 1917. Enlisted Cambridge. Resident Uxbridge. Employed Robert Sayle & Co. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 12. See also Cambridge St Andrew the Great
ROWLINSON Horace
No further information currently available
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
RUNHAM Charles
No further information currently available
RUSE Reginald
Corporal 24/1712, 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 1 July 1916. Aged 36. Born Chesterton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of David and Sophia Ruse, of 170, Alpha Rd., Cambridge; husband of Ellen Jane Ruse, of 36, Bermuda Terrace, Cambridge. Formerly 13638, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he has been married 5 years to helen Jane with onem infant daughter, aged 39, bricklayer, born Cambridge, resident with his family at 7 Garden Cottage, Bermuda Road, Histon Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B. See also Cambridge St Lukes.
RUTTER Hugh Marsh
Private 201445, 7th Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action 14 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Cambridge, enlisted Warwick. Son of Augustus Emmanuel and Annie Elizabeth Rutter, of 20, Chesterton Hall Crescent, Cambridge. Formerly 32435, Machine Gun Corps. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1898 in Cambridge Registration District. in the 1901 census he is aged 2, son of Augustus E and Annie E Rutter, born Cambridge, resident 104, Tenison Road, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is aged 12, a visitor, born Cambrdge, visiting the Coe family living at Pigs Lane Histon, Histon, Cambridgeshire. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 21. See also Cambridge County High School and Cambridge St Mary the Less
RYAN Stephen M
No further information currently available
RYCROFT N W
No further information currently available
RYDER Benjamin MacDonald
Private 20540, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Aged 21. Born Stansted, Essex, enlisted Norwich, resident Cambridge. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1894 in the Chesterton Registration District. Son of Alice Ryder, of 2, Clement Place, Park St., Cambridge, and the late Herbert Edward Ryder. Formerly 17829, Norfolk Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, a scholar, born Cambridgeshire, resident with his parents, Herbert and Alice Ryder, in Water Lane, Birchanger (Essex), Bishop Stortford. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233. See also Cambridge St Matthew'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 All Saints, Cambridge St Paul's and Cambridge County High School

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