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CAMBRIDGE, POST OFFICE (ROYAL MAIL) WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2015 Martin Edwards

additional information and photographs Emma Easterbrook

The memorial is to be found at the Royal Mail Cambridge Post Office Depot, Clifton Road. The memorial is a nowy-headed plaque with embossed lettering, wall-mounted in the waiting area of the Customer Service Point. and is accessible is during opening hours. There arre 17 names listed for World War 1.

Photograph Copyright © Emma Easterbrook 2015

HONOUR THE BRAVE
1914-1918
MEMBERS OF THE CAMBRIDGE
POST OFFICE STAFF WHO GAVE
UP THEIR LIVES IN THE DEFENCE
OF THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR.

ARGENT George
Private 33108, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment, killed in action 27th February 1917. Born Haverhill, Suffolk, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 7086, Middlesex Regiment. In the 1911 census he has been married for 2 years to Kate, aged 35, Town Postman, born Haverhill, Suffolk, resident 10 Priory Street Huntingdon Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. Listed in British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 for July 1907 as Tn Pman (probably Trainee Postman) at Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C. See also Cambridge St Mark's, Cambridge St Luke's and Cambridge Guildhall
BAKER William Harry
Private 718263, 23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 25 May 1918. Aged 19. Born Trumpington, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Cambridge. Son of Frederick and Margaret E. Baker, of 12, Hardwick Street, Newnham Croft, Cambridge. Formerly 373314, 9th Battalion, London Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, son of Frederick and Margret Elizabeth Baker, at school, born Trumpington, residet with his parents at 2 Mill Street, Cambridge. Buried in FRANVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C, Grave 3. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Mark's
BARKER Walter William
Private 321027, 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 August 1918. Born St Luke's, Chesterton, enlisted Cambridge. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1884 in the Chesterton Registration District. Born 18 April 1884, baptised 20 July 1884, of George Street, St Luke (Chesterton), Cambridge, son of Emma and Elijah (a gardener). In the 1911 census he was aged 26, son of Emma (a widow), a Town Postman, born New Chesterton, resident 22 George Street, Chesterton Cambridge. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord. France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 75. See also Cambridge St Luke's and Cambridge Guildhall
BROWN H
Post Office Rifles
COE Charles Alfred
Private 305223, 726th. Labour Company, Labour Corps. Died 12 November 1917. Aged 43. Born Bishop's Stortford, enlisted London, resident Cambridge. Son of George Coe, of Bishop's Stortford, Herts; husband of Beatrice Coe, of 47, Richmond Rd., Cambridge. Married Beatrice Burton 19 February 1907, aged 35, a postman, at Histon, resident Brentwood, Essex. Formerly 13193, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot III. Row L. Grave 12A.
COLLINS George William
Lance Corporal 34941, 9th Battalion, Loyal Noth Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 10 April 1918. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Born in 1888 in Cambridge. He was one of nine children. His father was from Landbeach and was a farm bailiff. His mother came from Burwell. Before the war George worked as the town’s postman. He married Kate Hartley in 1907 and they had three children. Formerly 4538, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK. Nord, France. Grave lost. Special Memorial. H. 6. See also Cambridge Guldhall and Cambridge St Matthew's
EDWARDS Charles Albert
Private 40657, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Born St Michael's, Ipswich, enlisted Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was married to Maud, a Town Postman, born Ipswich, Suffolk, resident 30 Argyle Street, Mill Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also Cambridge Guldhall
FREEMAN Edward Cave
Rifleman 371004, 1st/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1917. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas and Mary Freeman, of Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was living with his parents, aged 18, an assistant postman, born Cambridge, resident 29 Thoday Street, Cambridge. Buried in OAK DUMP CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 9. See also Cambridge Guildhall
GILDER Samuel Henry
Rifleman 3030, No. 3 Company, 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 18 May 1915. Aged 32. Enlisted London, resident Cambridge. Son of William and Charlotte Gilder, of Fakenham, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was a boarder, aged 28, a postman, born Fakenham, Norfolk, resident 34 High Street, Haverhill, Suffolk. In the British Postal Appointment Books he was appointed to Assistant Carman (Cman) in Wells, R.S.O., in 1900, and then Assistant SO Postman, Wells So and Fakenham 1907. Buried in POST OFFICE RIFLES CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 8. See also Cambridge Guildhall
GREENWOOD John Martin
Lance Corporal 3009, 1st/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. (Post Office Rifles), Killed in action 23 December 1915. Enlisted and resident Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, son of Jane Anderson (a widow), a Postman, born Cambridge and resident 17 Victoria Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. In the British Postal Appointment Books he was appointed to Assistant Postman in Cambridge 1909. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 131. See also Cambridge St Lukes and Cambridge Guildhall - he is also commemorated on the family grave in Mill Road Cemetery
MICKEL Arthur Edward
[Spelt MICKELL in Army Records memorial states 7th Battalion] Serjeant L/9198, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 25 April 1917. Aged 34. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Hounslow. Son of William and Emma Mickell, of 13, Argyle St., Mill Rd., Cambridge. In the British Postal Appointment Books he was appointed to Cambridge in September 1913 and again to Cambridge 20 March 1915. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 24. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MILLS Charles Sidney
Rifleman 3008, 1st/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 23 December 1915. Resident and enlisted Cambridge. In the 1911 census Sidney Mills was aged 18, son of Nellie Mills, a Postman, born Chesterton, resident 18 Perowne St, Cambridge. IN the British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 Sidney C Mills was appointement Assistant Postman in Cambridge in 1909. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Panel 131. See also Cambridge All Saints and Cambridge Guildhall
NEWELL John Charles
Serjeant 5572, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916, Born and enlisted Cambridge. IN the 1911 census he is aged 29, married to Edith Ellen, Town Postman, born Cambridge, St Andrews, resident 36 Springfield Road, New Chesterton. According to British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 in 1908 he was appointed an Assistant Postman in Cambridge and gain in 1909. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Cambridge Holy Trinity and Cambridge Guildhall
NEWMAN George Henry
Corporal 371002, 2nd/ 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 24. In the 1911 census he was the son of John and Fances Newman, aged 17, a postman, born Cambridge, resident 14 Mawson Road, Cambridge. According to the British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 he was appointed as Assistant Postman in Cambridge in 1910 and then in 1913 as Postman in Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54. See also Cambridge Guildhall
OVERHILL Percy Edward
Private 41003, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Born and resident Whittlesford, enlisted Swaston. In the 1911 census he was a son-in-law, aged 32. a Rural Postman, born Whittlesford, resident High St, Whittlesford. According to British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 he was appointed as a Postman in Cambridge in 1906. Formerly 34376, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Cambridge Guildhall
PECK Reginald William
Private G/40920, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 22 September 1917. Aged 20. Born Haverhill, Suffolk, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Albert Joshua and Eliza Peck, of 2, The Pightle, Haverhill, Suffolk. Formerly G/15078, Royal West Kent Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115. See also Cambridge Guildhall
WHITE Frederick John
Sapper 182014, Signals S.T.C. (Bedford), Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 2 November 1918. Aged 31. Born Battersea, Surrey, enlisted Romford, Essex, resident Cambridge. Son of Frederick and Florence White, of 22, Park Rd., Wandsworth, London. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section M. Grave 75. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Kempston Cemetery

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