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PERSE SCHOOL, CAMBRIDGE

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Hugh Pattenden; Martin Edwards

"Qui facit per alium facit per se."

The Memorial was in two portions, one a new playing field adjoining the old field and comprising ten or eleven acres; two, an oak tablet in the School Hall.

The Oak Tablet contained the names of the Eighty-Five Fallen, and above the names are the Coat of Arms and the School Motto, with the following inscription: "These died for England." Below the names is the inscription: "Their spirit endureth for ever." The tablet was unveiled by General Lord Horne in the presence of the Bishop of Ely, the Chairman of the Governors, the Headmaster, Scholars and relatives of the fallen, on May 25th, 1921. It was the work of Mr. Cyrus Johnson.

The playing fields form the main Memorial, and they have already been levelled and laid out, and it is hoped that they will be opened for cricket during 1927. The new fields, the property of the Trustees of the Perse School Tercentenary and the War Memorial Fund, which will shortly be known as " The Perse School Commemoration Trust," of which the Chairman will be Mr. Harold P. Cooke, will, together with the old fields, comprise nearly twenty acres.

A new plaque has been put up with the names of those Perseans who died in World War 1 and were not on the memorial previously. [See also Wikipedia - The Perse School]

1914-1918

ALDIS

Ralph Harry

Lieutenant, "C" Company, 2nd/21st (County of London) Battalion (First Surrey Rifles) (Territorial Force), London Regiment. Killed in action 31st October 1917. Age 27. Son of Harry Gidney Aldis and Janet Aldis, of Clifton Grange, Ootacamund, Nilgiri Hills, South India. Engineer. Born at Southtown, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Row J Grave 71.

ALLEN

Owen Ellis Augustus

[Listed as Owen Augustus Ellis ALLEN on SDGW] Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in an accident 3rd November 1917. Age 24. Son of William Augustus and Alice Morley Allen, of 53, Montague Rd., Cambridge. Buried in HISTON ROAD CEMETERY, CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire. Plot 6 Row A Grave 17. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Chesterton

BAMPTON-TAYLOR

Oswald George

Private 65340, 103rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 14th July 1916. Age 31. Born Chesham, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Worthing, Sussex. Son of the Rev. W. Bampton Taylor and C. M. Bampton Taylor, of "Elstow," Lynn Rd., Wisbech. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I Row I Grave 6.

BANYARD

James Hirst

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Pauls

BAUSOR

Thomas Paul

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry attached Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action 6th April 1916. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47 and 49. See also Cambridge Guildhall

BEAUMONT

Claude Leopold

Sergeant 550540, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles) (Territorial Force), London Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Age 35. Enlisted Westminster, resident Cambridge. Son of Augustus John and Elizabeth Pavey Beaumont, of Harston, Cambs.; husband of Una Mary Nobbs (formerly Beaumont), of Haig Rd., Cambridge. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII Row C Grave 16.

BOWEN

William

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, attached 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds 30th August 1918. Age 30. Son of Henry and Mary Bowen, of 9, Milton Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Swansea. A clerk of the G. W. Rly. (Swansea). Enlisted in Pembroke Imperial Yeomanry. Buried in FIENVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row C Grave 33.

BRADBURY

Dennis John Freeland

Second Lieutenant, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) attached 10th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th November 1916. Age 19. Son of Patrick Joseph O'Leary Bradbury, M.A. (Director of Education) and Ellen Mary Bradbury, of Jamaica, British West Indies. Born at Antigua, British West Indies. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I Row B Grave 26.

BRADFORD

Alfred Royal

Lieutenant, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action when shell hit Battalion H.Q. on 14th October 1916. Aged 22. Educated at Hunstanton Prep School and Bedford Grammar School, joined the school O.T.C. Commissioned 12th May 1915 into 2/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Transferred to ‘B’ Company, 1/1st Battalion on 22nd July 1915. At the time of death he was battalion intelligence officer. Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Bradford, Brooklands House, Brooklands Road, Cambridge and University Arms. Buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille, Plot IX. Row A. Grave 5. See also Cambridge Guildhall, Cambridge St Pauls and Cambridge St Andrew the Great

BREUL, MC *

Oswald George Frank Justus

Lieutenant, 5 Corps HQ, Royal Engineers. Died of illness 16th October 1917. Age 21. Son of Professor K. Breul, Litt.D., Ph.D., and Mrs. Breul, of Barton Cottage, Cambridge. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV Row E Grave 49.

See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Mark's

BURNS

Islay Ferrier

Second Lieutenant, 97th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 10th July 1917. Age 20. Son of May C. Burns, of 215, Chesterton. Rd., Cambridge, and the late Rev. Islay F. Burns. Joined London University O.T.C. in 1914. Enlisted as Private in Motor Machine Gun Corps. Went to France in 1915, Gazetted in 1916. Commemorated on NIEUPORT MEMORIAL, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

From Martin Edwards's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 3, Page 42 - BURNS, ISLAY FERRIER, 2nd Lieut., 97th Coy., Machine Gun Corps, elder s. of the Rev. Islay Ferrier Burns, of Westminster College, Cambridge, by his wife, May Carmichael, dau. of Robert Henderson; b. Darenth, co. Kent, 20 Sept. 1896; educ. Perse School, Cambridge, and Ilklcy Grammar School; matriculated at the London University in June, 1914, after which he became an Engineering Studnt at. the Imperial College of Science and Technology, being a member of the O.T.C. enlisted in the 10th Battery, Machine Gun Corps, in Jan. 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France, where he was employed as scout and despatch rider until 20 Sept. 1916, when he returned to England, and. after a period of training at Bisley, was gazetted 2nd Lieut. March, 1917 ; went back to France in May, being then given command of a section of machine guns and was killed in action at Nieuport. 11 July, 1917. While at school he was a keen Rugby football player, a ready debater and co-editor of the school magazine

See also Cambridge Guildhall

CHALK

Stanley Frederick W

Private 203979, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 1917. Born Linton, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, resident Richmond, Surrey. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

CHAPLIN

Arthur Hugh Bates

Captain, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment (Territorial Force) Died of wounds 21 May 1917. Age 41. Husband of M. Chaplin. In the 1911 census he was the huisband of Amelia, father of Eillen Mary (aged 1), aged 35, a Drapery Buyer, born Leytonstone, Essex, resident Dalkeith, Hills Road, Cambridge. Buried at the south end of SS. MARY AND MICHAEL NEW CHURCHYARD, TRUMPINGTON, Cambridge. See also Trumpington, Cambridge St Andrew the Great, Cambridge St John's and Cambridge Guildhall

CHAPLIN

Charles Montague

Second Lieutenant, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Killed in action 26th September 1917. Age 35. Son of Arthur Edward and Alice Mary Chaplin, of "Dalreagh," Chaucer Rd., Cambridge; husband of Elizabeth Joan Chaplin, of "Dalreagh," Chaucer Rd., Cambridge. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See also Trumpington

CHEESEMAN

Sydney Hudson

Pioneer 1641, 2nd Battalion, Australian Pioneers, A.I.F. Killed in action [Australian ROH states died of wounds] at Ypres 25th September 1917. Age 22. Born Reading, Berkshire, enlisted Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Draper by trade. Educated Perse School, Cambridge and Daniel Stewarts, Edingburgh. Emigrated to Australia aged 19. Son of James Alfred and Isabella Cheeseman, of 20, Shaftesbury Rd., Southsea, England. He had six brothers who all enlisted for the war, the eldest was wounded severely and the youngest one, Eric Septimus, was awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II Row G Grave 7. See Australian Roll of Honour

CLAYE

Geoffrey Woolley

Lieutenant, 1/7th Battalion (Territorial Force), Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th March 1917. Age 23. Son of Maj. H. Sandford Claye and Mrs. A. G. Claye, of Elm House, Bollington Cross, Cheshire. Scholar and Graduate of Clare College, Cambridge. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Row F Grave 30.

COATES

Basil Mongomery

Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 7 September 1915. In the 1901 census he is aged 7, son of William m and Susan Coates, born Cambridge, resident Upper Sheringham, Sheringham, Norfolk. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10. See also Cambridge St Mark's and Cambridge Guildhall

Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 1, Part 2, Page 72:

COATES, BASIL MONTGOMERY, 2nd Lieut., 10th (Service) Battn. The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own), only s. of the late W. Montgomery Coates, Graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and Fellow Bursar and Assistant Tutur of Queens’ College, Cambridge; b. Cambridge, 10 Sept. 1893; educ. Perse School, Cambridge; Oundle School, and Queens’ College Cambridge (where he was in the athletic team that won the International Cup); volunteered shortly after the outbreak of war, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. to the 10th Rifle Brigade 22 Sept. 1914: served with the Expeditionary Force in France and was killed in action while on patrol duty 7 Sept. 1915. Lieut.-Col. S. J. Loftus. Commanding 10th Battalion, wrote to Mrs. Montgomery Coates: “ Your son was killed yesterday (7 Sept.) while on patrol duty, and unfortunately we were unable to recover his body, which the Germans have taken into their lines, and which they will no doubt give an honourable burial. He was out patrolling with a Corpl. Fenton, crawling about in the crops, was seen by the enemy, fired on and killed, and the corporal crawled home about 300 yards with three bullet wounds. . . . A young officer called Everard went out with a man, and at very great personal risk got up to your son, but was fired at so persistently that he was unable to do anything towards moving him. As soon as it was dark another party, under Lieut. Sanstone, went out to the place to try to bring the poor boy in, but only found tracks through the corn, showing the way the enemy had taken him into their lines.” Lieut. C. Warren also wrote: “Coates was one of the bravest men I’ve known. . . . He had become very keen about day patrolling, which is risky work, and had done several good patrols. One day be was very keen to go out, and although Capt. Lascelles was very unwilling to let him go, he got his permission and started with one other man. The next that was heard were cries for help coming from outside the trenches; his platoon sergeant, who was devoted to him, an old man of 53, dashed out as he was, in a white guernsey, which, of course, was a most conspicuous thing in the bright light, and he found Corpl. Fenton struggling through our wire. The corporal was wounded in five places, but had managed to get back to got assistance, as Coates had been hit. He described the place, and Everard, one of his best friends, started off with two men to find him; this was a most heroic deed, as he was only 80 yards from the German wire and the Germans were firing machine guns over the place. Our Machine Gun Officer managed with great skill to silence these guns, and Everard got to the spot, but found poor Coates dead. It was a terrible shock to us all, as we were all immensely fond of him. He was so good-natured and had such charming manners, and was always cheerful and considerate.” Unm.

COOPER

Maurice Stanley Charles

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion attached 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th August 1916. Age 19. Son of Jonathan and Emma Emily Cooper, of 8, Market St., Cambridge. Buried in MILLENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row A Grave 30. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge All Saints

CULLIN

James Robert

Corporal 22/1118, 22nd Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Age 25. Born Fulham, London, enlisted Seaham Harbour, resident Newcastle-on-Tyne. Son of Isaac James and Frances Mary Cullin, of 72, Cherryhinton Rd., Cambridge. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C

CUNNINGHAM

James Michael

Captain, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th March 1918. Age 39. Son of William Cunningham, D.D., and Adele Rebecca Cunningham; husband of Bertha M. Cunningham, of 2, St. Paul's Rd., Cambridge. Buried in GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II Row G Grave 16. See also Cambridge Guildhall, Cambridge St Paul's and Cambridge St Mary the Great

DAVIES

John Llewelyn

Major, 11th Essex Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 85 to 87.

DEVEREUX

Humphrey William

Lieutenant, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th June 1916. Age 22. Son of Walter de Laci Devereux and Blanche Isobel Devereux, of Middlewood, Worth, Sussex. Born at Scarning, Dereham, Norfolk. Buried in HUMBERCAMPS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II Row A Grave 1.

DOGGETT

George Patrick

Second Lieutenant, 1/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) (Territorial Force). Died of wounds 4th July 1917. Age 22. Son of George Henry and Mary Ann Doggett, of Abbey Lodge, Beche Rd., Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridge. Section B Grave 1802. See also Cambridge Guildhall

EDWARDS, MC

Donald William

Captain, 45 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 6th April 1917. Husband of Mrs. C. G. K. Edwards, of 31, Hatherley Grove, Westbourne Grove, London. Awarded ther Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II Row J Grave 6.

FITCHES

William     

Private 5371, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25th January 1917. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 3613, Suffolk Yeomanry. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

FITZHERBERT, MC

Gilbert Clare

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9.

FROST

Leonard Arthur

Rifleman 551149, 2nd/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles) (Territorial Force), London Regiment. Killed in action 20th February 1918. Age 25. Born Colchester, enlisted Westminster, resident Southend. Son of Helen Frost, of "Rockbarton," 14, St. Barnabas Rd., Cambridge, and the late Arthur Thomas Frost. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Row K. Grave 62. See also Cambridge Guildhall

GILES

Frank Eric

Private 701275, 1/23rd (County of London) Battalion (Territorial Force), London Regiment. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Age 25. Born at sea, enlisted Clapham Junction, resident Clapham Park. Son of Capt. William S. Giles and Edith E. Giles, of 285, Trinity Rd., Wandsworth Common, London; husband of Mary Reeve Giles, of San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.

GOODE

George Mortlock

Lieutenant, 43rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List formerly Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th May 1917. Age 23. Only son of Arthur William Goode, of The Poplars, Old Chesterton, Cambridge, and the late Angelina Abigail Goode. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge County High School, Chesterton, Cambridge Gas Company and Cambridge Guildhall

GOODMAN

Geoffrey Thomas

Lieutenant, (Territorial), Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1st June 1917. Age 23. Only son of Thomas and Edith M. Goodman, of The Plantation, Royston, Herts. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II Row F Grave 35.

GRAY

Arthur John    

Captain, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Son of Mr. A. B. Gray, of 29, Chesterton Hall Crescent, Cambridge. Buried in BUFFS ROAD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row C Grave 12. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Chesterton

HADLEY, MC *

Peyton Sheldon

Captain, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of illness 24th October 1918. Age 23. Son of W. S. Hadley (Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge) and Edith, his wife, of The Master's Lodge, Pembroke College, Cambridge, and at Heacham, Norfolk. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in nort-west part of ST MARY CHURCHYARD, HEACHAM, Norfolk. See also Heacham and Cambridge Guildhall

HARRIS

T W S

Captain, Royal Air Force. Killed in an accident 4th October 1918. Buried in ILFORD CEMETRY, Essex. Grave 3215.

HEAL, DSO

Frank Henry

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 1st Regiment, South African Infantry. Killed in action 24th March 1918. Age 37. Son of Capt. W. H. Heal, of Twyford Cottage, Acton, London; husband of Lilian Mary Austin Heal (nee Fabb), of Brooklyn House, 148, Chesterton Rd., Cambridge. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Commemorated on POZEIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panels 95 to 98. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Chesterton

Extract from The V.C. and D.S.O. Book Vol. III:

HEAL, F. H. (D.S.O. L.G. 17.12.17) (Details, L.G. 23.4.18) ; s. of Capt. 1: H. Heal : educ. Perse School, Cambridge, where he gained his colours in football : Lt.-Col., S. African Inf. Regt.; commissioned in the Yeomanry promoted to Lt. and made Adjt. ; was posted to the Cape Peninsula Rifles and in Sept. 1915, left with the first S. African Contingent for Egypt, afterwards to another front ; was given command of a battalion of S. Africa infantry, and was mentioned in Despatches. He was wounded twice, and was reported missing and afterwards as killed 21-24.3.18.

HUNT

John William Reynolds

Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Age 20. Son of John and Annie Elizabeth Hunt, of Manor House, Coton, Cambridge. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Coton.

HUTT

Ernest Reginald

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 46 to 49.

JACOBS

Joel

Second Lieutenant, 3rd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 20th July 1916. Age 21. Son of Michael and Pearl Jacobs, of "Ffynonfa," Park Drive, Swansea. Buried in LA LAITERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII Row D Grave 13.

JENKINS

William Edwin

Second Lieutenant, 60 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and East Surrey Regiment. Killed in accident 23rd November 1917. Age 19. Son of Edwin and Annie Jenkins, of Poplar Hall, Fen Ditton, Cambs. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XLVII Row D Grave 13. Born 9th July 1898 at Rushden, Northants. East Surrey Regt. and 2nd Lieutentant RFC. Royal Aero Club Cert. No. 4414, 14th March 1917. To 60 Sqn. RFC April 1917; this Squadron was one of the most prestigious scout squadrons in the Corps. Jenkins served in B Flight, commanded by the New Zealand 'ace' Capt. K.L. "Grid" Caldwell; another flight commander during Jenkins' period of service was the famous (but now arguably infamous) Canadian "Billy" Bishop VC. Jenkins was promoted to Lieutenant during summer, 1917, and by the time of his death had been credited with 10 victories; 1 balloon destroyed, 3 aircraft destroyed (2 shared), 6 aircraft out of control (4 shared). He is therefore an 'ace'. He was killed in a mid-air collision with another SE.5a of his formation (2nd Lieutenant M. West-Thompson also killed), both aircraft crashing near Poperinghe. (A propoganda film made during 1917, called something like "Our Heroes of the Air" featured 60 Squadron and the film contains a shot, often used in modern WW1 television documentaries, of a group of 60's pilots, with Caldwell and Bishop at the centre. Jenkins is at the left-hand end of the group.) See also Fen Ditton and Cambridge Guildhall

JOHNS, MC

Owen Llewelyn

Second Lieutenant, "Y" 133rd Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 28th June 1916. Age 24. Son of the Rev. Thomas and Mary Dorothy Johns, of Manor Owen, Pembrokeshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II Row A Grave 7.

JOHNSON

George Arthur Moxey Tuker

Second Lieutenant, SDGW states 19th (County of London) Battalion (St Pancras) and CWGC 9th (County of London) (Queen Victoria's Rifles) (Territorial Force), London Regiment. Killed in action 21st May 1917. Age 20. Son of George Arthur Johnson, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (London), and Isabella Anderson Johnson, of 58, St. Andrew's St., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Andrew the Great

JOLLEY

John Andrew Benjamin

Second Lieutenant, 1/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Killed in action 11th October 1915. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34.

From Martin Edwards's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 2, Page 186 - JOLLEY, JOHN ANDREW BENJAMIN, 2nd Lieut., 9th (Service), attd. 5th (T.F.), Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt.. 2nd s. of John Thomas Jolley, of Green Bank, Lightcllffe, M.A. (Cantab.), Senior Mathematical Master, Heath Grammar School, Halifax, by his wife, Harriet, 2nd dau. of Thomas Irvine Graham, of Aughnacloy; b. Anghnacloy, co. Tyrone, 12 Aug. 1895; educ. Perse Grammar School, Cambridge, where for many years he was a member of the Cadet Corps, obtaining Certificate A; subsequently gained a Classical Exhibition, and had just entered his name on the books of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, when war broke out; volunteered for foreign service, joining the Public Schools Battn. of the Royal Fusiliers; trained at Epsom, where he held the post of Acting Sergt.-Instructor; obtained a commission in the 9th Lincolnshire Regt. 17 Oct. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force In France and Flanders, attached to the 5th Lincolns, from Aug. to 13 Oct. 1915, on which latter date he was killed in action during the storming of the Hohenzollern Redoubt; unm.

See also Cambridge Guildhall

SALUSBURY-JONES

Ivor Cynric

Lieutenant, 1/5th Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 21st September 1916. Age 22. Son of Thomas and Martha Salusbury-Jones, of West End Manse, Haverhill, Suffolk. Born at Sutton Valence, Kent. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I Row D Grave 60.

SALUSBURY-JONES

Merfyn Harman

Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 11th August 1918. Age 22. Son of the Rev. Thomas Salusbury-Jones and Martha Salusbury-Jones, of 16, Waterloo Avenue, Leiston, Suffolk. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8.

JONES

William Edwards

Trooper 1401, Essex Yeomanry. Killed in action 14th May 1915. Age 19. Enlisted Colchester, resident Watford. Son of Ernest Edwards Jones and Clara Jones, of Western Moor, Neath, Glamorgan. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5. See also Cambridge County High School, Cambridge St Paul's and Cambridge Guildhall

KEATING *

George Henry

Lieutenant (Bombing Officer), 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment (Territorial Force) formerly served in 16th (Public Schools) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Age 25. Son of Mrs. Keating, of The Ley, Northwich, Cheshire, and the late Canon J. F. Keating, D.D. Born at Edinburgh. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot II Row D Grave 1.

KNOTT

Charles Singleton

Second Lieutenant, "C" Company, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs Hammett C. Knott, of 8, Cranmer Rd., Cambridge. Head boy of the Perse School, Cambridge, and Scholar-elect of St. Peter's College, Cambridge. in the 1911 census he was the son of Hemmett Charles and Ada Maude Knott, aged 12, at school, born Cambridge and resident 8 Cranmer Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21. Also listed on family gravestone in St Giles churchyard. Grave 1A24. See also Cambridge Guildhall, Cambridge St Mary the Great and Cambridge St Giles

LAIDLAW

Charles Glass Playfair

Private 3375, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish) (Territorial Force), London Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd April 1915. Age 27. Born and enlisted London, resident Chelsea. Son of Dr. Robert Laidlaw and Elizabeth Playfair, his wife, of Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge. Brother of Walter below. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV Row B Grave 11. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Mark's

From Martin Edwards's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 1, Page 218 - LAIDLAW, CHARLES GLASS PLAYFAIR, Private No. 3375, D Coy. 1/14th (The London Scottish), The London Regt. (T.F.), 5th &. of the late Dr. Robert Laidlaw, M.D., F.R.C.S.E., sometime Medical Goverment Officer in the Seychelles Islands, by his wife, Elizabeth (Woodside, Grantohester Meadows, Cambridge), dau. of Patrick Playfair, of Ardmillan, co. Ayr; b. Stoke Newington, London, N., 13 Dec. 1887 : educ. The Perse School, Cambridge, from which In Dec. 1906, he was elected to an Entrance Scholarship for Natural Science at St. John’s College. At school he was football capt., sergt. in the cadet corps, a member of the cricket team, and head of the school. While still at school he played water polo for the university when the team was one short. Later he played, lacrosse for his college and sometimes for the University. He commenced residence in Oct. 1907. He obtained a First Class in Part 1 of the Natural Science Tripos in 1909, and in June of that year was elected a Foundation scholar of the College. He took the Second Part of the Tripos in 1910, obtainIng a First Class for Botany. In June, 1911, he was elected a Hutchinson Student of the College, and took up research in Plant Physiology at the Botany School of the University, under the direction of Mr. F. F. Blackman, the University Reader in Botany. The subject of his research was an electrical method of determining carbon dioxide in relation to photo-synthesis. In 1912 he was elected by the governing body of Gonville and Caius College to a Frank Smart Studentship, a recognition of the promising nature of his investigations. At the same time he was offered a Research Scholarship by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries; after some hesitation he accepted this latter offer, which necessitated his removal to London. From the autumn of 1912, until the outbreak of war, Laidlaw worked, at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, under the direction of Prof. V. H. Blackman. Here he entered on an investigation of the Physiological conditions of plants forced under glass, working also at the effect of temperature on the rate of growth of a fungus, Sclerotinia libutiana. On the outbreak of war he volunteered and joined the London Scottish as a Private, 21 pet. 1914, and after a period of training, embarked at Southampton with a draft of some 600 officers and man for the 1st Battn., 10 March, 1915. On Good Friday, 2 April, his (D) Coy. were in some barricades at Richebourg l’Avoué, south of Neuve Chapelle. After having been in the trenches all night, he was smoking after breakfast in what seemed a perfectly safe place, when a stray bullet passed through a sand-bag and penetrated the right side of his chest. To his comrades the wound seemed a slight one, and after first aid was given he was removed to No. 3 Field Ambulance, near Bethune. There it was discovered that internal hæmorrhage had set in, and he died in the early hours of the morning on 3 April, 1915, and was buried in Bethune Cemetery.

LAIDLAW

Walter Siballd

Lieutenant, 203rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 23rd November 1917. Age 28. Born London. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Laidlaw, of Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge. Brother of Charles above. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III Row C Grave 8. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Mark's

LAMBERT

Stanford Leigh

[Also listed a Stamford Leigh] Private 2106, 1/1st Battalion, East Anglian Field Amublance (Territorial Force), Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 26th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 25. Born Lincoln, enlisted Burt St Edmunds, Suffolk. Son of John and Annie M. Lambert, of The Cove, Fairhaven, Lytham, Lancs. Buried in HILL 10 CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot II Row D Grave 9.

From de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Volume 1, Part 1, Page 219:

LAMBERT, STAMFORD LEIGH, Private, No, 2106, 1st East Anglian Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C. (R.F.), 29th Division, 4th s. of John Lambert, of 86, Chesterton Road, Cambridge, late Postmaster of that town, by his wife, Annie M., dau. of John Mostock; b. Lincoln, 10 Sept 1890; educ. Perse School, and Training ship ‘Worcester; served in the Milne and Ellerman and Bucknall S.S. lines as 3rd officer; joined the 1st East Anglian Field Ambulance, 28 Sept. 1914 ; left for the Dardanelles with the 29th Division, 21 March 1915; was present at Beach W., Gallipoli, during the landing on 25 April and following days, at the actions of 24 June and 4 July, near Krithia and Gully Ravine, and at the Aug. landing at Suvla Bay, and the subsequent operations, and was killed in action at Suvla Bay, 26 Aug. 1915. Buried Suvla; unm. On the day preceding his death his name was sent up for mention in Despatches for his work during the campaign. One of his officers wrote: “He was a brave, fearless fellow, one of the best boys we had in my section.” And another: “Voicing the opinion of the whole corps. he was one of the most popular men, ready to assist in anything which was required and to help anybody who was in trouble.”

See also Cambridge Guildhall and Chesterton

MACFARLANE-GRIEVE

Alwyn Ronald

Lieutenant, 1/8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Territorial Force). Killed in action 17th Mach 1917. Age 28. Son of Florence E. Macfarlane-Grieve, of Toft Manor, Cambridge, and the late W. A. Macfarlane-Grieve. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II Row A Grave 13.

MASON

Peter

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, attached 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17th February 1917. Age 21. Son of Margaret Mason, of Brooklands, Abergele, Denbighshire, and the late William Tate Mason. M.A. Educated at Perse School and St. John's College, Cambridge. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV Row G Grave 5.

McPHERSON

Archibald Dixon

Trooper 569, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. Died of wounds 13th May 1915. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Hounslow. Son of Charles and Elizabeth McPherson. of Cambridge. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II Row E Grave 3. See also Cambridge Guildhall

MORRISON

John Claud[e]

Trooper 1726, "B" Squadron, Leicestershire Yeomanry. Killed in action 13th May 1915. Age 27. Born and residnt Spalding, enlisted Leicester. Only son of the late Hector Mackay Morrison, J.P., and Emma Morrison, of Argus House, Spalding, Lincs. Educated at the Perse School, Cambridge. Mobilized August, 1914. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5. See also Spalding WW1 memorial

MORTON

Joseph Leonard Milthorp

Captain, 23rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1917. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A

MOULTON

William Ralph Osborne

Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, attached 12th Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 4th August 1916. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row C Grave 1.

MUIRHEAD

Alexander Hugh

Second Lieutenant, 1/1st Battalion (Territorial Force), Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Age 35. Son of Alexander and Emily Muirhead, of Lyndewode Rd., Cambridge. Also served at Gallipoli as Serjt. in Suffolk Yeomanry. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.

OPPENHEIMER

John [Rudolph]

Private G/61383, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 13th May 1918. Age 21. Enlisted and resident Marylebone, Middlesex. Son of Mrs. E. Hirsch (formerly Oppenheimer), of 70, Harley House, Regent's Park, London, and the late Sina Oppenheimer. Formerly 5241, 2nd Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I Row D Grave 10.

PAPWORTH, MM

William Henry

Private 29725, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1918. Age 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 Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Paul's

PARKER-SMITH

Wilmot Babington

Lieutenant, 1st/3rd Scottish Horse (Territorial Force). Died of wounds 12th September 1915. Age 30. Son of the Rt. Hon. James Parker Smith, of Jordanhill and Mary Louisa Hamilton, his wife, of the Bombay Company, Calcutta. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot B Row XII Grave 6.

PHYPERS

William Anthony

Sergeant SD/2057, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment Died of wounds 17th July 1916. Age 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 Cambridge Guildhall

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. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C. See also Cambridge Guildhall

PULLIN, MC

Bernard John

Lieutenant, "D" Battery, 291st Brigade,(Territorial), Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 21st October 1917. Age 29. Son of James Henry and Marion Eugenie Pullin, of "Myoora," Grange Rd., Bushey, Herts. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX Row C Grave 23.

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 Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St John's

ROSS

Donald Neil Campbell

Second Lieutenant, "D" Battery, 46 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 3rd November 1917. Age 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 Cambridge Guildhall

RUDDOCK

Walter David

Captain, 3rd Battalion, Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Died of wounds 13th June 1917. Age 28. Son of Archdeacon Ruddock and Annie Ruddock, of Napier Rd. North Havelock, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Native of Brisbane, Queensland. Also served in Gallipoli and Palestine. Previously wounded a Rafa. Buried in TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot I Row P Grave 17.

SAINT, DSO

Edward Twelvetree

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 1/1st Battalion (Territorial Force), Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29th August 1918. Age 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Saint, of Cambridge; husband of Ida Elsie Saint, of 6, St. Barnabas Rd., Cambridge. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Three times mention in desptaches. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VII Row A Grave 43. [Photograph from the London Illustrated News]

See also Cambridge Guildhall

SAINT

William Douglas

Private 13798, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), C.E.F. Died of illness 2nd January 1915. Born 5th July 1891 in Cambridge. Next of kin William Saint, of Tenison Road, Cambridge. Charted Accountant by trade. Previousy spent 4 years in the Officer's Training Corps (OTC). Passed fit on 31st August 1914, enlisted 17th September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada, accepted 20th September 1914. Age at enlisted 23 years 2 months, height 5 feet 10 inches, girth 36½ inches, complexion fair, eyes grey, ahir black 5 vaccination marks on left arm, appendicetory scar in right groin. Religion Church of England. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire. Section XXXVIII Grave 22. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8613 - 10 See also Cambridge Guildhall

SCALES

A R

Believed to be: Arthur Robert SCALES, Private 21544, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd July 1916. Born Peckham, Surrey, enlisted Woolwich. Son of Mrs. A. Scales, of 23, Acacia Road, Sydenham, London. Formerly G/16990, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I Row J Grave 39.

SEDGWICK

Francis Balfour

Captain, No. 54 Training Depot Station, Royal Air Force. Killed in an accident 18th October 1918. Age 22. Son of Professor Adam Sedgwick and Mrs. L. H. Sedgwick, of 10, Harrington Court, South Kensington, London. Buried in BROOKWOOD CEMETERY, Surrey. Section J Grave 181783. See also Cambridge Guildhall

SELBIE

Robert Joseph

Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), C.E.F. Killed in action 13th June 1916. Age 24. Born 10th December 1891 in London. Enlisted 9th September 1915, aged 34 years 8 months, passed fit 17th May 1916 in Toronto, Canada. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 40½ inches, complexion fresh, eyes hazel, hair dark brown. A scar on left thigh and right shin. Religion Presbyterian. Tutor by trade. Single man. Son of Mr. William Bookeby Selbie, of Mansfield Cottage, Oxford, England. Previously served 4 years in Officer Training Corps at Oxford University. Commemorated in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special memorial B 3. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8769 - 50

SINDALL

Richard Edward

[Listed as Richard Ernest ISNDALL elsewhere] Captain, 1/1st Battalion (Territorial Force), Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st July 1915. Age 26. Son of William and Henzell Margeret Sindall, of "The Elms," Great Shelford, Cambridge. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot I Row D Grave 30.

From Martin Edwards's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 1, Page 328 - SINDALL, RICHARD ERNEST, Capt. (Shelford Detachment), 1st Battn. Cambridgeshire Regt. (T.F.), 2nd s. of William Sindall, of The Elms, Shelford, Cambridgeshire, Contractor, and a Member of the Cambridge Town Council, by his wife, Henzell Margaret, dau. of Thomas Usher Crass ; b. Cambridge, 11 April, 1889; educ. Perse School, Cambridge; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Cambridgeshire Regt., 1 Oct. 1908, promoted Lieut. 1 March, 1910, and Capt. 23 June, 1913 ; left for the Front with his regt., 14 Feb. 1915, was seriously wounded by the bursting of a shell on 26 June near Armentièrcs, and died from his wounds, 1 July, 1915; buried at Bailleul; vnm. The 1st Battn. of the Cambridgeshire Regt. was warnily congratulated by Brig.-Gen. Longley for the part it took in the Battle of St. Eloi. He stated that the way that they advanced under very heavy shell and rifle fire towards St. Eloi was splendid and that they were of the greatest assistance in holding the village when the German attack was at its worst. Col. Copeman in a letter published by the Cambridge Daily News, said “We were in the thick of the great fight last Sunday, and I am proud to tell you that the regt. did very well, so the General told me, It was an unexpected attack, and we were hurled into the midst of terrific shell and rifle fire which lasted from 4.30 on Sunday to about 5 am. Monday” A special correspondent with the Cambridgeshire Regt. wrote: “The people of Camhridgeshire must not be allowed to forget that She 1st Cambridgeshires took part in what has been reported as the greatest engagement of the present war and the world’s history. At 10 p m. amid the dull boom of our artillery and the terrific, earsplitting explosions of the French 75’s, we went out ready to do our part. The officers in charge of the company were Capt. R. F. Sindall, Capt. Keenlyside, Lieut. Shaw, and Lieut. Bates., Lieut. Seaton and Lieut. Sir H. G. Butlin, also officers of the company, were already gaining experience in the trenches, and had a rough time of it, After drawing tools and sandbags, w e went forward. Ceaseless numbers of ‘flares’ were sent up, and when passing a gate, the man with the biggest laugh in our company, L.-Corpl. E. Vawser, was hit. He was promptly attended to, and hopes were expressed that he would soon be better. An R.E. officer took charge of us, and we were allotted our job. All the while bullets and shells were flying around us, and one could mark the passage of the shells through the air by a streak of light from them. It was rather a terrifying experience for us to be baptized with such a hail of bullets, and I must say that I iiever saw one case of funk in the whole company. The boys may be heartily congratulated on their sang froid, and the ‘Cambridgeshire people have good reason to be proud of them After our ‘spelt close up, we manned some reserved trenches, eventually arriving home’ at 8 a.m after a good hard night’s work.” His brother, Capt. H. T. Sindall, of the same regt., was invalided home from the Front on 6 April, 1916.

See also Great Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridge St Mark’s, Shelford Village Hall Memorial, Cambridge St Marks, Cambridge St Mary the Less and Cambridge Guildhall

SMYTH

Gerald Hugh

Second Lieutenant, No. 2 Fighting School, Royal Air Force. Native of Cambridge. Trainee pilot, No. 2 Fighting School, Marske; killed in flying accident Thursday, 5th September 1918, flying a Sopwith Camel, which stalled and spun in from 700ft. In the 1901 census he was the son of John and Annie Smyth, aged 2, born Baldock, Hertfordshire, resident 76, Chesterton Road, Chesterton. In the 1911 census he is the son of John and Annie Eliz Smyth, aged 12, at school, born Baldock, herts and resident The Laurels, Cavendish Avenue, Cherryhinton. Buried in south end of SS. MARY AND MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, TRUMPINGTON, Cambridge. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St John's

SPEARING

Edward

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 11th September 1916. Age 26. Son of James and Fanny Spearing, of Troodos, Great Shelford, Cambridge. B.A., LL.B. Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 3, Page 254 - SPEARING, Edward - Lieutenant, 4th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

Only son of James Spearing of Great Shelford, Cambridge, Solicitor, by his wife, Fanny Elizabeth, dau. of William Clayton. Born Cambridge 25th March 1890, educated Purse Grammar School, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge (scholar), where he took a first class in part 1 of the Historical Tripos in 1910, a second class in part 2 in 1911, and graduated LL.B in 1912, being subsequently articled as a Solicitor; volunteered for Foreign service; obtained a commission as a 2nd Lieut. 4th Battn, Royal Lancaster Regt. 22nd Aug 1914 and was promoted Lieutenant 12th June 1915; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 3rd May 1915; was wounded near Fricourt 30th Dec. and invalided home; returned to the front in April, 1916 and was killed in action near Delville Wood, 11th Sept following, while leading his company in an attack on the German trenches. Buried where he fell. His Commanding Officer wrote: " He was commanding the Company and pulling it together awfully well. He was a splendid fellow and had no idea of fear. We will all miss him greatly." Unm.

Also on Gt Shelford Village Hall Memorial and Cambridge Guildhall

SUSSUM

George Andrew

Private 27764, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th November 1917. Age 42. Born St Andrew's, Cambridge, enlisted Winchester. Son of George and Mary Anne Sussum. Buried in FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VII. A. 8. See also Cambridge Guildhall

THOMAS

Lionel George [Theophilus]

Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial) Welsh Regiment attached Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 20th September 1917. Age 19. Son of T. E. and Edith H. Thomas, of Trehale, Mathry, Pembrokeshire. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X Row B Grave 3.

THOMPSON

William George

Captain, 41 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and 5th Battalion (Territorial), Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 14th July 1917. Age 28. Son of William Frederick and Lydia Thompson, of Brunswick Lodge, Cambridge. Buried in LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I Row E Grave 4. See also Cambridge Guildhall

TOOLIS

James Hollingworth

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMROIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C. See also Cambridge Guildhall

TOWNSEND

Gilbert

Lance Corporal 768, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade) (Territorial Force), London Regiment. Killed in action 13th May 1915. Age 25. Enlisted London, resident Cambridge. Son of William Henry and Emily Townsend, of 134, Tenison Rd., Cambridge. A clerk in Barclay's Bank. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 and 54. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Paul's

WARLAND

Maurice George

Second Lieutenant, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20th January 1917. Age 25. Son of the late George Henry and Helen Warland, of Cambridge. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXVI Row A Grave 5. See also Cambridge Guildhall

WEBSTER

Lawrance Fitzgerald

Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment), C.E.F. Killed in action 30th October 1917. Age 31. Son of Harris and Martha Ellen Webster, of Fulbourn, Cambridge, England. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 30 and 32. See also Fulbourn

WESTWOOD

Walter Peter

Second Lieutenant, 6th (Cyclist) Battalion (Territorial), Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Age 23. Son of Mrs. Clara Westwood, of 43, Queen's Rd., Royston, Herts. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A

WHITTET

John Webster

Private 427559, 58th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), C.E.F. Died of wounds/illness 12th September 1916. Born 25th August 1897 in England. Enlisted and passed fit 13th September 1915 in Regina, Saskatawan, Canada, aged 18 years. Vision 20/20, height 5 feet 8½ inches, girth 33½ inches, complexion sallow, eyes blue, hair brown, scar on right side of nose. Church of England. Next of kin Charles Whittet, Box 497, Regina, Saskatawan, Canada. Electrician by trade. Member of the 95th Saks. Rifles. 1½ years OTC, 2 years 3rd Field Troop, C.E. Buried in GAMLINGAY CEMETERY, Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire. Section E Row 127. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10331 - 55 See also Gamlingay

WHITWORTH

Arthur George Richard

Lieutenant, 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion attached 19th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 30th March 1918. Age 20. Son of Julius Harry and Selina Elton Whitworth, of "Strathray," Birling Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Born at Fordham, Cambs. Educated at Perse School, Cambridge, and Downing College, Cambridge. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1, Somme, France. Plot III Row A Grave 17. See also Cambridge St John's and Cambridge Guildhall

WIGG

Sydney Harold

Captain, "C" Battery, 255th Brigade (Territorial), Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 13th October 1918. Age 29. Son of Mr. A. S. Wigg, of Fairfield House, Newmarket, Suffolk. Buried in RAMILLIES BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row D Grave 10.

WIGHT

Ronald Toynbee

Trooper 1600, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Yeomanry (The Duke of York's Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars). Died of illness at Malta 30th October 1915. Age 20. Born Askville, USA, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Cambridge. Son of T. H. Toynbee Wight and Ellie W. Wight. Born at Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot D Row I Grave 3.

WILSON

William Clement

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.

WOODS

James

Private 137, 1/1st Battalion, 544h East Anglian Casualty Clearing Station (Territorial), Royal Army Medical Corps. Drowned at sea 13th August 1915. Age 29. Son of Mrs. E. A. Woods, of 32, St. Mathew's Church Lane, Ipswich. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328

WOODWARD

Ernest Harold Hamley

Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 24th December 1916. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14.

From Martin Edwards's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 3, Page 291 - WOODWARD, ERNEST HAROLD HAMLEY, LIeut., 10th (Service) Battn. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regt.), elder s, of the Rev. Alfred Ernest Woodward, M.A., Vicar of UgIey, co. Essex, and formerly Senior Classical Master of Christ’s Hospital, by his wife. Alice Harriet, dau. of J. Hamley, of Guernsey b. Dnlwich. London. S.E.. 29 Jan. 1888; educ. Shirley House School, Blackheath, and Old Chariton; Christ’s Hospital, London, and Horsham, where he was head of his house, Grecian, and School Exhibitioner: Herttord College. Senior Classical Scholar (open). where he graduated BA. Classical Honours (Second and Third Class), and Grenoble University, France; was Assistant Classical Master and Football Coach at Oundle School, and subsequently Assistant Classical Master at Perse School, Cambridge; ; volunteered for active service on the outbreak of war, refusing a commission, and enlisted as a private in the 18th Battn. (Public Schools) The Royal Fusiliers in Sept. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 1915 to 1916. and when the Public Schools and Universities Battn. was disbanded, he accepted a commission, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 10th Battn. The Royal West Surrey Regt. ; joined his Regiment in France in Sept. 1916, taking part in the Somme offensive of that year, having at one time to take command of his company owing to the other officers being wounded; was reported wounded and missing at Vierstraat 24 Dec. following, and is now known to have been killed in action on that date. His Commanding Officer. Lieut.-Col. Talbot Jarvis, wrote: Lieut. Woodward went out on patrol as he has done many times before, and was shot by a German sentry. Your son did so well in action on the Somme, and has always shown such great personal bravery, that it has endeared him to all ranks,” and his Commanding Officer. Major R. Gwynne :“ I considered hime a very, very noble, gallant officer and gentleman, as brave as a lion, and I know all here had the very, very highest opinion of him and affection for him.” The Chaplain also wrote: “Your son wished to crown the night’s work with the capture of a German. He therefore, apparently alone, went ahead, and attained the German barbed wire in front of their trenches. A sudden rush, and he might quite well have succeeded in bustling a surprised and terrified sentry, and bringing him into our lines some short distance away. But he had the misfortune, according to the reports of his men, to stumble accidentally against one or more Germans out repairing their wires, and before he had time to defend himself, was struck down and almost certainly killed. He was therefore reported missing, believed killed,’ and his body would be taken in and buried (I hope with honours, as befitted so brave a man).” Lieut. Woodward was famous at Rugby football, having been captain of his School XV., also of his college team, and of the Old Blues’ First XV. He also played in the Surrey County XV., as well as several times for Oxford University, though he just missed his “ Blue.” Unm.

Not on memorial but attended Perse School

COLEMAN

Bert

Private 5248, 1st/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish). Killed in action in the attack on Gommecourt 1st July 1916. Enlisted London, resident Leicester. He attended Sawston School, Cambridgeshire in the 1890s. A bright pupil, in 1898 he was awarded a county scholarship to Perse Grammar School, Cambridge. He won a book, with prize label, awarded to him for gaining Form VB first prize in 1900. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C. See also Sawston.
1939-1945

ALLEN

John Charles Hinton

Sergeant 1264193, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th April 1942. Aged 21. Son of Charles Augustus Allen and Lilian Alice May Allen, of Cambridge. Scholar of The Perse School, Cambridge. Buried in HISTON ROAD CEMETERY. CAMBRIDGE. Grave Plot 39. Row F. Grave 3. See also Cambridge St Lukes

ASHFIELD

Leslie James

Flying Officer 40198, 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 15th May 1940. Aged 22. Son of Frederick Henry and Stina Ashfield, of Horseheath, Cambridgeshire. Buried in OOSTERHOUT PROTESTANT CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 5.

BACON

Douglas Alfred

Flying Officer 151232, Air Bombardier, 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd May 1944. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 26 Row F. Joint grave 15-16.

BARWELL, DFC

Philip Reginald

[Memorial states Wing Commander, Pilot, Commander, Royal Air Force Biggin Hill] Group Captain 22062, Royal Air Force. Died 1st july 1942. Aged 35. Son of Reginald and Alice Mary Ann Barwell; husband of Mary Elizabeth Barwell, of Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in CALAIS CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, LEUBRINGHEN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 5. Row G. Grave 1.

BEALES

Christopher Day

Flight Lieutenant 49973, Royal Air Force. Died 30th May 1944. Aged 25. Son of Hubert G. D. and Alice L. Beales. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XV. Row C. Grave 29.

CHAPMAN

Arthur Reginald

Captain 101508, 118 Light A.A. Batery, Royal Artillery. Died 16th September 1940. Aged 53. Son of Arthur and Susan Chapman, of Cambridge, husband of Blanche Isabel Chapman, of Torquay, Devon. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, CAMBRIDGE. St. Clements Parish Section Row 8. Grave 29.

CHAPPLE

Ellicott Alfred Hunter

[Memoiral states Pilot Officer] Flying Officer (Pilot) 36231, 79 Squadron, Royal Air Force . Died 12th September 1941. Aged 23. Son of Alfred Chapple, M.A., B.Sc., Barrister-at-Law, and Hannah Melville Chapple, of Great Abington. B.A. (Cantab.). Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, LITTLE ABINGTON, Cambridgeshire. See also Little Abington.

CHOUVILLE

Pierre

Born Cambridge circa 1910, stuident at Perse School. Died of a heart attack in France 1944. No further information currently available.

COPLEY

John James Hawke

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 41258, 41 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 14th September 1939. Aged 18. Son of Sqdn. Ldr. Reginald James Copley and Josephine Myra Copley, of Newton. Buried in ST. MARGARET CHURCHYARD, NEWTON, Cambridgeshire. See also Newton, Cambridge memorial

CRESWICK

Cuthbert George (Tom)

Lieutenant, HMS Victory, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th April 1941. Age 29. Husband of Cynthia Elizabeth Creswick, of Esher, Surrey. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot G. Row 9. Grave 13.

DAVEY

Renford Percy

Flying Officer 83993, Pilot Instructor, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th May 1941, Aged 25. Son of Percy Lionel and Bertha Ethel Davey, of Great Shelford; husband of Joy Davey. Buried in GREAT SHELFORD CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 1. See also Great Shelford Village Hall Memorial, Great Shelford Memorial and Great Shelford St Mary Memorial.

DUNN

Godfrey Hugh

Gunner 1126852, 179 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 9th April 1945. Aged 22. Son of George M. Dunn and Fanny I. Dunn, of Cambridge. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot 12. Row J. Grave 19.

ETHERIDGE

Nigel Paul

Pilot Officer 190973, Flight Engineer, 186 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27th February 1945. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 20. Row D. Grave 3.

FRAZER

Patrick Desmond George

Second Lieutenant EC/3763, 17th Dogra Regiment, Indian Army. Died 15th February 1942 on the day Signapore surrednered to the Japanese. Aged 20. Son of William Henry and Phoebe Constance Frazer, of Dovercourt Bay, Essex. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singpore. Plot 12. Row A. Joint grave 15-16.

FREDMAN

Levin

Flying Officer 90405, Pilot, 615 Squadron, Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force). Died 12th May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Israel and Miriam Fredman. Buried in WIHOGNE CHURCHYARD, Juprelle, Liege, Belgium. Grave 9.

GADSBY

Cyril Frank

Private 5832599, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment (T.A.). Died 9th July 1943 as a prisoner of war. Aged 29. Son of William and Mary Gadsby, of Cambridge. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row H. Grave 4.

HALL

Edward Ralph

Sergeant 749477, Pilot, 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th June 1941. Aged 21. Son of Ralph Edgar and Hilda Martha Hall, of Cambridge. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE AIR FORCE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 44.

HYAMSON

Philipp Henry Samuel

Corporal 1012829, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th August 1944. Aged 32. Son of Albert Montefiore Hyamson and Marie Rose Hyamson, of West Kensington, London. B.Sc., Hons. (Lond.). His brother Theodore David also died on service. Buried in GOLDERS GREEN JEWISH CEMETERY, Middlesex. Row 49. Grave 34.

IRELAND

Peter James

Lieutenant 271889, 15th/19th King’s Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 24th September 1944. Aged 22. Son of John Knowles Ireland and Rhoda Ireland, of Barrow, Suffolk. Buried in MIERLO WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 6.

JACOBSON

Lawrence

Second Lieutenant 126616, 11th Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 15th June 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 19.

JOHNSTON

Kenneth

[Spelt JOHNSON on memorial] Lieutenant EC/5170, 6th Rajputana Rifles, Indian Army. Died 10th march 1944. Aged 22. Son of the Revd. Alec Bowman Johnston, M.A., and Agnes May Johnston, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. B.A., Hons. (Cantab.). Scholar of the Perse School, and of Magdalene College. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 18.

JUPP

Philip Anthony

Flying Officer (Pilot) 123126, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1st October 1942. Buried in SAGE WAR CEMETERY, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 7. Row A. Grave 3.

*LACEY

Robert Joseph

Flying Officer (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 160577, 626 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died between 14th and 15th January 1945. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 267.Note: No 626 Squadron was formed at Wickenby on 7 November 1943 from C Flight of No.12 Squadron. Its Lancasters took part in the strategic bomber offensive for the remainder of the war, and after a few months on transport duties, the squadron was disbanded on 14 October 1945.

LAMB

Dennis Charles

Sergeant (Pilot), 108 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th October 1939. Aged 26. Son of Sidney Charles and Alice Lamb, of Impington. Buried in St. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, CHERRY HINTON, Cambridge. See also Cherry Hinton.

LEELAND

Sidney John

Major 187882, Royal Artillery attached 7th Indian Infantry Division. Died 9th February 1944. Aged 30. Son of Sidney John and Ellen Annie Leeland, of Cambridge. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (formerly Burma). Plot 3. Row B. Grave 18.

MALT

Douglas Frank

Captain 163686, (Royal) Army Dental Corps. Died 5th March 1945. Aged 33. Son of Frank and Kate Marion Malt, of Cambridge. Buried in SAFFRON HILL CEMETERY, LEICESTER, Leicestershire. Section D. General Grave 575.

MATTHEWS

Bernard Frederick West

Pilot Officer 62004, 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th August 1941. Aged 25. Son of George Henry and Sophia Ann Matthews, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 33.

Note: As part of the Air Component of the BEF and equipped with Blenheims, No. 18 Squadron suffered heavy losses in their attempts to stem the German advance the Europe before being withdrawn to the UK in May 1940. The Squadron was then assigned to anti-shipping duties, but during one raid over France in August 1941, one aircraft dropped a box over St Omer airfield containing an artificial leg. It was a spare for Wing Commander Douglas Bader. The Squadron then moved to North Africa with the Blenheim V and took up day bombing duties. During an unescorted raid on Chouigui airfield in December 1942 led by Wing Commander HG Malcolm, his aircraft was shot down and he was posthumously awarded the VC. During 1943-45, No. 18 Squadron supported the allied advance through Italy before moving to Greece in September 1945, disbanding there a year later.

McKECHNIE, GC

William Neil

Group Captain (Pilot) 26144, 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 30th August 1944. Aged 37. Born on 27th August 1907 the son of Lt.-Col. William Ernest McKechnie, I.M.S., and Marion A. McKechnie; husband of Mary Roma McKechnie, of Musselburgh, Midlothian. Awarded the George Cross (G.C. originally the Empire Gallantry Medal) as an Flight Cadet, Royal Air Force, attending an air crash 18th October 1929. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 200.

The London Gazette of 18th October, 1929, gives the following details in announcing the award to Group Captain (then Flight Cadet) McKechnie of the Empire Gallantry Medal, which was exchanged for the George Cross by the terms of the institution of that award in September 1940: On 20th June, 1929, an aeroplane piloted by Flight Cadet C. J. Giles crashed on landing at Cranwell aerodrome and burst into flames. The pilot was stunned, but managed to release his safety belt and fall out of the machine in a dazed condition. Flight Cadet McKechnie, who had landed in another aeroplane about the same time some two hundred yards away, left his machine and ran at full speed towards the scene of the accident. The petrol had spread over an area about ten yards in diameter, in full blaze, with Giles lying in it semi-conscious. McKechnie, without hesitation, ran into the flames and pulled out Giles, who was badly burned. McKechnie, who was himself scorched and superficially burned, then proceeded to extinguish Giles's burning clothing. There is no doubt that without McKechnie's assistance Giles would have been burned to death, as he was quite incapable of moving himself. His machine was entirely destroyed, and the ground for some distance around was burned up by the spread of the ignited petrol.

See also Wikipedia - William Neil McKechnie

ROGERS

Robert Edward

Sapper 1946323, 4 Railway Construction and Maintenance Company, Royal Engineers. Died 3rd March 1942. Aged 20. Son of Richard Williams Rogers and Rose Beatrice Rogers, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated in CAMBRIDGE CREMATORIUM, Cambridge. Column 2.

SHARP

Leslie Mark

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 85241, 96 Squadron, Royal Air Force/ Died 28th December 1940. Aged 23. Son of Mark and Annie Sharp, of Belfast. Buried in CARNMONEY JEWISH CEMETERY, County Antrim. Line I. Grave 4.

Note: On 18 December 1940, No. 422 Flight, a Hurricane night-fighter unit at Cranage, was redesignated No. 96 Squadron. In February 1941 it received Defiants as additional equipment and flew night patrols over Merseyside and the Midlands. Beaufighters arrived in May 1942 and in April 1943 the Squadron started to fly intruder missions using Ford as an advanced base. In June 1943 the Squadron converted to Mosquitoes and resumed defensive operations in August from Church Fenton. In September it moved to Scotland for two months before coming south to Kent. After the Normandy landings, the Squadron provided night cover over the landing areas and was soon engaged in countering flying-bombs launched against London at night. On 12 December 1944, the Squadron was disbanded.

No. 96 reformed again at Leconfield on 30 December 1944 as a Halifax Squadron in Transport Command but gave these up in March when the Squadron moved to the Far East. Arriving in Egypt, it collected Dakotas and flew these to India where it engaged in parachute and glider training. Detachments were provided for operations over Burma and in September the Squadron began general transport flights throughout South-East Asia Command.

STEPHEN, TD

Alfred Bodger Grant

Major 32392, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment (T.A.). Died 14th February 1942 during the Japanese advance on Singapore. Aged 40. Son of George and Annie Stephen; husband of Dora Valentine Stephen, of Cambridge. M.A. (Cantab.). No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMROIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 55.

TATTENBAUM

Tobias (Tuvia)

Aircraftman 2nd Class 774021, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th April 1941. Aged 20, born February 1921. Joined the Perse School (Hillel House) in the Autumn 1936. Son of Abraham and Malca Tattenbaum, of Hampstead, London. In April 1940 he was with 103 Maintenace Unit in Aboukir, Egypt before becoming a mechanic/ground crew on the Greece-Albanian border, employed to try and salvage planes that had made false landings. It was here that he was killed, by German straffing, as the British Armed Forces were being evacuated. Initially, he was buried by the Germans in Argos Civil Cemetery, but, on 7th September 1945, he was re-intered in PHALERON WAR CEMETERY, Greece. Plot 5. Row C. Grave 19.

TODD

Arthur Landon Thomas

Pilot Officer 79558, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th February 1941. Aged 21. Son of the Revd. Hugh Wilfrid Todd, M.C., M.A., and Clara Todd, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 35.

WALLIS

Stanley Thomas Banks

Sergeant (Pilot) 741434, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th May 1940. Aged 23. Buried in St. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, CHERRY HINTON, Cambridge. See also Cherry Hinton.

WOSENCROFT

Stanley Reginald

Corporal 7261290, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 19th February 1942. Aged 36. Son of Robert Henry and Edith Wosencroft. Buried in STANLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hong Kong, China. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 105.

* = Not on the School War Memorial, but believed to have been Perseans.

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