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CAMBRIDGE, ROMSEY METHODIST CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2011

This memorial lay unseen in a city cellar for many years until rediscovered by Colin Fakes. It was originally unveiled in 1922 and was originally positioned in the old Romsey Methodist Church, which is the Romsey Mill Centre, in Hemingford Road, Cambridge. Romsey a ward within Cambridge. There are 14 names listed. Colin Fakes and John Mills restored the memorial to its former glory.

Photograph Courtesy Cambridge News Sat July 9, 2011
Colin Fakes (left) and John Mills (right) restored the memorial

"The Great War 1914 - 1919
Their Name Liveth For Evermore"

AYRES Arthur
Serjeant 11591, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Salonika 25th January 1918. Aged 21. Born Blunham, Bedfordshire, enlisted Oxford, resident Cambridge. Son of Mr and Mrs Ayres, of 45, Argyle Street, Cambridge. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Row F. Grave 1273. See also Cambridge Guildhall
BOWLES Bert Jack
Private 23309, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1916. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of John and Louisa Bowles, of Hope Street, Cambridge. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 1, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 7. See also Cambridge Guildhall
CARRINGTON Harry John
Serjeant T.F.290544, 1/10th (Territorial) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex regiment). Died in Station Hospital in India from bomb wounds, from a misfiring shell, 19th [Army Service Record, 10th CWGC] July 1918. Enlisted Stamford Brook Lodge, Middlesex, resident Shepherd's Bush, Middlesex. Born Sawston, circa 1889. Enlisted as Private 2235, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Aged 26 years 1 month, height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 38½ inches. Resident 2 Loftus Villas, Loftus Road, Shepherd's Bush. Enlisted 2nd September 1914 at Stamford Brook Lodge. Final promotion to Sergeant 20th March 1917. Posting to India 29th October 1914. Son of Eli and Jane Carrington, of 330 Mill Road, Cambridge. His father was a Boot Shop Manager, born Impington, 1853 and his mother a wife born Cambridge, circa 1849. Grave inaccessible, commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. See also Cambridge Guildhall and also Cambridge County High School

Note: The KIRKEE MEMORIAL commemorates more than 1,800 servicemen who died in India during the First World War, who are buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries in India and Pakistan* where their graves can no longer be properly maintained. This total includes the names of 629 servicemen whose remains were brought from Bombay (Sewri) Cemetery for re-interment here in 1960.

CLARK, MM Reginald
Lance Corporal 84450 [SDGW] or 884459 [CWGC], 203rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 7th June 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Walter and Sarah Clark, of Ross Street, Cambridge. A joiner's apprentice; volunteered June, 1915. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 12. See also Cambridge Guildhall
COE Charles Alfred
Private 31955, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 12th September 1917. Aged 36. Born Barton, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George and Mary Coe, of Catharine Street, Cambridge; husband of Mary Dorothy Coe, of 79, Thoday St., Cambridge. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 9. See also Cambridge Guildhall
HARVEY Frank Henley Thompson

Boy 1st Calss J/27514, H.M.S. "Clan McNaughton", Royal Navy. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 3rd February 1915. Aged 17. Born 7th May 1897 in Cambridge. Adopted son of Louisa Elizabeth Harvey, of 257 Mill Road, Romsey Town, Cambridge. No known grave. Comemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Column 10. See also Cambridge Guildhall

LOWINGS Arthur Henry
Corporal 51715, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Walter and Annie Lowings, of 161 Mill Road, Cambridge; brother of George, Harry and Wallter, all of whom also died. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Cambridge Guildhall
LOWINGS George B
Lance Serjeant 11414, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 1st January 1916. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Walter and Annie Lowings, of 161 Mill Road, Cambridge; brother of Arthur, Harry and Wallter, all of whom also died. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 18. See also Cambridge Guildhall
LOWINGS Harry Stephen
Private 303295, 2/8tth Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 3rd April 1917. Aged 22. Died April 1917. Aged 22. Son of Walter and Annie Lowings, of 161 Mill Road, Cambridge; brother of Arthur, George and Wallter, all of whom also died. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 10. See also Cambridge Guildhall
LOWINGS Walter James
Lance Coporal 84283, 203rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 28th September 1918. Aged 38. Born and enliisted Cambridge. Son of Walter and Annie Lowings, of 161 Mill Road, Cambridge; brother of Arthur, George, and Harry, all of whom also died; husband of Minnie Lowings, of 100, Ross St., Cambridge. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row V. Grave 9. See also Cambridge Guildhall
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 Cambridge Guildhall
REED Charles
Son of John William and Sarah Reed, of 26, Audley Road, Saffron Walden. In 1911 Charles Reed was married to Ellan (nee Freeman), they had been married for 5 years, he was a solicitor's clerk, born circa 1884 Saffron Walden, living with his parents-in-law at The Simes, 23 Hope Street, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was living with his parents in Saffron Walden, aged 17, a Solicitor's Clerk, born Saffron Walden. No further military information currently available.
STEVENS Charles William
Lance Serjeant 17203, "A" Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Aged 42. Born Swaffham Blubeck, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Susannah Louisa Stevens, of 71, Cavendish Rd., Mill Rd., Cambridge, and the late Charles Stevens; husband of Susannah Jane Stevens, of 18, Cyprus Rd., Mill Rd., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Cambridge Guildhall
TOLLEY Robert Cecil
Corporal 36569, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 21st October 1918. Born Armitage, Staffordshire, enlisted St Paul's Churchyard, City of London, resident Cambrodge. Son of George and Jane Tolley, of 31 Ross Street, Cambridge. Formerly 9729, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 33. See also Cambridge Guildhall

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