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CAMBRIDGE, SHORT STREET WESLEYAN METHODIST WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

There are two memorials in the Wesley Methodist Church, Short St, Cambridge. The bottom plaque belongs to the Short Street Weslyan Church (35 names) and the top plaque came from the Wesleyan Methodist Church that was once in Hills Road (7 names), both being the Cambridge Wesleyan Circuit. It is assumed that many of the Short Street men attended church while at Cambridge University which gives tenuous attachment to Cambridge itself.

Photograph Copyright © Mary Naylor 2014

Hills Road Memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND INAFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF

DIXON
Francis Henry
Private 36553, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 3rd August 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Henry and Mary Jane Dixon, of Cambridge. Formerly 3145, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 14. See also Cambridge St Paul's and Cambridge Guildhall
DIXON
Stanley Ivett
Corporal 41416, 2/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died 6th June 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Henry and Mary J. Dixon, of 29, Clarendon St., Cambridge. Formerly 20939, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot III. Row C. Grave 2. See also Cambridge St Paul's and Cambridge Guildhall
JACOB
Donald Allen
Second Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13 November 1917. Aged 20. Son of George Henry and Florence Mary Jacob, of 34, Burleigh St., Cambridge. Formerly Acting Sergeant 326123, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he is aged 3, born Royston, living with his parents at Gower Road, Royston, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he is aged 13, born Royston, hertfordshire, schoolboy, resident with his parents at 85 High St Kings Lynn, St Margarets, Norfolk. His birth was registered in the July to September Quarter 1897 in the Royston Registration District. Commissioned in the LIncolnshire Regiment 30 May 1917. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 2. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge Short Street Wesleyan (below)
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.

Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 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 Perse School and Cambridge Guildhall

KERRY
Walter Birbeck
Corporal L/2583, 16th Lancers (The Queen's). Killed in action 8 September 1914. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Embarked France 17 August 1914. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Kerry, of 55, Arbury Rd., Cambridge. His birth was registered in the April to June Quarter 1890 in the Cambridge Registration District. Buried in PERREUSE CHATEAU FRANCO BRITISH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 43. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge Short Street Wesleyan Methodist (below)

Extract from a local paper (unknown paper and date):

"DIED LIKE A MAN."
Cambridge Lancer Killed In
Action.

Mr. and Mrs. Kerry of 275, Mill-road. Cambridge, have received news of the death of their son, Corporal Walter Birbeck Kerry, of the 16th Lancers, who was mortally wounded in action at Le Glairet. The sad news conveyed to them in the following letter from Squadron-Sergeant A. V. Cobb. of the same regiment:

“Just a few lines to let you know that poor Walter passed away on the 8th, the day before yesterday. I was with him on patrol when he was shot, and fetched him back. Poor young Horlock, of Cambridge, was thrown from his horse and hurt at the same time, but he is not seriously injured. Walter was shot about one o'clock, and died about 4.30 p.m. He was conscious up to the finish I was not with him when he died but the two fellows who were with him told me he had a very respectable funeral. He was buried by the side of Lieut. Gough, of the R.A. He was shot and buried at a place called Le Glairet. When I left him he told me to tell you all at home and his young lady that his last thoughts were of you all, and that he died like a man. I cannot explain all to you in this letter, but if I should live to return to Cambridge to see you and let you know all. I daresay you heard Walter speak of me. I live at Palgrave, just outside, Diss, and I know your brother well who lives at Diss. I cannot explain any more now, but will see you if I should be spared. I will close with deepest sympathy, remaining yours respectfully, A. V. Cobb.

SMITH
Reginald George
probably Second Lieutenant, 122nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 7 October 1916. Aged 32. Brother of Mrs. Amy E. Edmonds, of 15, Bloomsbury Square, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.
THODAY
Laban
Lance Corporal 6052, 3rd Regiment, South African Infantry. Died 15 July 1916. His birth was registered in the July to September Quarter 1891 in the Chesterton Registration District. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, son of Ephram and Harries Thoday. born Willingham, resident Willingham. In the 1901 census he was aged 19. born Willingham, a boarder, resident in Corby, Northamptonshire. On the 2 September 1910 Mr L Thoday sailed from Southampton on the Walmer castle (The Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co, Ltd) destined for Cape Town, South Africa. Buried in SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row BB. Grave 36.

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

THODAY Laban of Johannesburg South Africa lance-corporal South African Expeditionary Force died 15 July 1916 in France Probate London 15 April (1918) to William Thoday fruit grower. Effects £1208 14s.

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Short Street Memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
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THIS ORGAN IS ERECTED AS A MEMORIAL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
AND IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF THE FOLLOWING
MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES THEREIN

 

ADAMS
Horace Percival (Percy)
Private 147516, 30th BAttalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 8 May 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frank W. and Eva Adams, of 55, Burleigh St., Cambridge. Formerly 23700, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 29.
ALLEN
Owen Ellis Augustus
[Listed as O A Ellis ALLEN on memorial] Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in an accident 3 November 1917. Aged 24. Son of William Augustus and Alice Morley Allen, of 53, Montague Rd., Cambridge. Embarked France 8 September 1915. Buried in HISTON ROAD CEMETERY, CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire. Plot 6 Row A Grave 17. See also Perse School, Cambridge Guildhall and Chesterton
ANDREWS
Charles Neville
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24 March 1915. Aged 21. Son of Charles William and Ellen Andrews, of 11, Mortimer Rd, Ealing, London. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Syston, Leicestershire, resident 3, Bromwich Street, Bolton, Lancashire; his father was a Wesleyan Minister. Buried in RUE-DES-BERCEAUX MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 2.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Volume 4, Page 3:

ANDREWS, CHARLES NEVILLE, 2nd Lieut., 3rd (Reserve) Battn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regt., s. of the Rev. Charles William Andrews, of 11, Mortimer Road, Ealing, W., General Secretary of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, by his wife, Ellen, dau. of R. Alcock, J.P.; and brother to Lieut. R. F. Andrews [see Vol. III., page 7] ; b. Syston, co. Leicester, 3 March, 1894; educ. Bolton Grammar School, Leeds Grammar School, and Pembroke College, Cambridge; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 3rd Battn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regt. 2 Oct. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Feb. 1915, and was killed in action at Richebourg St. Vaast 24 March following. Buried there; unm.

BARNSLEY
Thomas Kenneth
Captain, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 25. Son of Brig. Gen. Sir John Barnsley and Lady Barnsley, of 20, Westfield Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 9. [Tie with Cambridge unknown]
BEDALE
Charles Lees (The Rev.)
Chaplain 4th Class, Royal Army Chaplains' Department. Died 8 March 1919 in the 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge. Aged 39. Son of T. A. and M. Bedale, of Eccles, Manchester; husband of Dorothy Rendel Bedale, of "Fieldside", Barton Rd., Cambridge. Born 1879 in Eccles Lancashire. Marriage registered in the July to September Quarter 1907 in the Chesterton Registration District to Dorothy Rendel Whibley. Buried in CAMBRIDGE (HISTON ROAD) CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot 24. Row B. Grave 26.

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

BEDALE Charles Lees of Woodhurst Madingley-road Cambridge died 8 March 1919 at the 1st Eastern General Hospital Cambridge Probate London 12 June (1919) to Dorothy Rendel Bedake widow. Effects £1590 12s. 7d.

Extract from Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900:

Charles Lees Bedale, CLARE College, Entered Michelmas 1898. Adm. at CLARE, Apr. 22, 1898. [S. of —, of Worsley, Lancs.] School, Manchester. Matric. Michs. 1898; B.A. (Class. Trip., 1st Class) 1901; M.A. 1905. Of Didsbury College, Manchester. In the Great War, Chaplain to the Forces, at the 1st Eastern Military Hospital, Cambridge. Died Mar. 8, 1919, aged 39, at Cambridge. (Scott, MSS.; The Times, Mar. 15, 1919; Univ. War List.)

BRODBECK
Edwin [Charles]
Second Lieutenant. 7th (Robin Hood) Battalion (Territorial), Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 26 July 1918. Son of Charles C and Ida Brodbeck, of 5 Melbourne Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. First went to the front 28 August 1915. Formerly Acting Corporal 1666 and Temporary Corporal 534098, Royal Army Medical Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 87 to 89. [Tie with Cambridge unknown]

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

BRODBECK Edwin Charles of 5 Melbourne-road West Bridgford Nottinghamshire second-lieutenant H.M. Army died 26 July 1918 in France Probate Nottingham 17 September (1918) to Charles Christian Brodbeck gymnastic teacher. Effects £272 7s. 5d.

BULLEN
Roy Evans
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 29 April 1916. In the 1911 census he was a student, aged 18, born Durban, South Africa, resident Trumpington Road, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, a boarder, born Natal, South Africa, resident Castle Hill School, 83 The Avenue, Ealing, Brentford, Middlesex. a Master R Bullen, sailed on the Norman [Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd] 6 April 1900 from Durban, South Africa arriving in Southampton. A Mr R E Bullen, aged 21, arrived in the United Kingdom 7 October 1913 aboard the Saxon [Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd] sailing from Durban, South Africa to Southampton. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 2. See also Cambridge Ley's School
CLIFTON
Hubert Everard
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Devonshire regiment. Died of wounds 4 October 1916. Aged 26. Son of Richard I. and Annie L. Clifton, of The Manse, Lyminge, Folkestone. His father is listed as Rev. R. I. Clifton on his medal card, a Wesleyan Minister. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Embarked France 15 June 1915. Buried in TORQUAY CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Devon. Plot D. Row 19. Grave 14348. [Tie with Cambridge unknown]
DAWE
Alfred Henry
Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 11 April 1917. First served in France 9 February 1916. Medal card gives his father as J Dawe, of Bouthrop House, East Leach, Lechlade, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, Franace. Bay 7. See also Cambridge Ley's School
DUNNETT
Frederick George
Private 43620, Depot, Suffolk Regiment who died in United Kingdom on Tuesday, 24th April 1917. Aged 21. Born Attleborough, Norfolk, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frederick and Anna Maria Dunnett, of 65, Richmond Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 3623, Suffolk Yeomanry. In the 1911 census he was the son of Frederick and Anna Maria Dunnett, aged 15, employed at the University Library, born Attleborough, Norfolk, resident with his family at 59 Richmond Road, Cambridge. Brother of Cecil James Dunnett (above). Buried in CAMBRIDGE (HISTON ROAD) CEMETERY, St. Luke's, Cambridge. Plot 17. Row A. Grave 25. (Grave A10.216) See also Cambridge St Lukes and Cambridge Guildhall
DUNNETT
Cecil James
Private, 2152, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, killed in action Thursday, 6th May 1915 in France. Age 18. Born Attleborough, Norfolk. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frederick and Anna Maria Dunnett, of 65, Richmond Rd., Cambridge. Employed W Eaden Lilley & Co Ltd. In the 1911 census he was the son of Frederick and Anna Maria Dunnett, aged 13, school newsboy, born Attleborough, Norfolk, resident with his family at 59 Richmond Road, Cambridge. Brother of Frederick George Dunnett (below). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Cambridge St Lukes and Cambridge Guildhall
DYSON
William Hubert
Lieutenant, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 14 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Dr. William Dyson, M.D. and Mrs. Eliza J. Dyson, of 35, Westbourne Rd., Sheffield. In the 1891 census he was a son aged 8, born Sheffield, Yorskhire, resident of 35, Westbourne Rd., Nether Hallam, Sheffield. First served in Mseopotamia July 1915. Buried in FILLIEVRES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, Franace. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 9. See also Cambridge Ley's School
GREGORY
Stephen Barnes
Lieutenant, 2/4th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment (Kut Garrison). Died in Turkish hands 3 June 1916 at Mosul. Aged 21. Only son of Alfred T (retired Major) and Ada Gregory, of Hillside, Tiverton, Devon. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1895 in the Tiverton Registration District, Devon. In the 1901 census he is a son aged 6, born Tiverton, Devon, resident with his parents at Hillside Lodge Estate, Tiverton, Devon. In the 1911 census he is aged 16, a srudent, born Tiverton, Devon, resident Trumpington Road, Cambridge. His assets are listed under Inventories & Accounts of Deceased Estates - Bombay 1798-1937, archive reference L-AG-34-27-416, page 7, held in the British Library. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 11. See also Cambridge Ley's School

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 3, Page 121:

GREGORY, STEPHEN BARNES, Lieut., 4th (Territorial) Battn. The Devonshire Regt., only s. of Alfred Thomas Gregory, J.P., Mayor of Tiverton 1911 to 1917, and Proprietor and Editor of the “Tiverton Gazette,” by his wife, Ada, dau. of James Barnes, J. ; b. Tiverton, co. Devon, 17 Feb. 1895; educ. Blundell's School there; The Leys School, Cambridge, and Clare College, Cambridge (Scholarship in Law, 1914); was in the O.T.C. at The Leys, and in the Shooting VIII.; entered at Clare College in 1913; passed first in First Division Law Examination, May, 1914; joined the Territorial Force as 2nd Lieut. Oct. 1913; gazetted Lieut. 4th Devonshire Regt. 12 Nov. 1914 went to India with his battalion the following Dec.: thence to Mesopotamia in Aug. 1915, in command of a draft of 40 picked men to reinforce the Royal West Kent Regt.; was with the besieged force in Kut-el-Amara 2 Dec. 1915, to 29 April, 1916, and on the surrender of the garrison became a prisoner of war, being marched to Mosul, Mesopotamia, where he died of enteritis 3 June following ; unm.

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

GREGORY Stephen Barnes of Hillside Tiverton Devonshire second-lieutenant Devonshire regiment died between 29 April and 15 August 1916 at Mosul in Mesopotamia Administration London 2 January to Alfred Thomas Gregory mewspaper proprietor. Effects £615 6s. 10d.

GREEN
Herbert
No further information currently available
GREEN
Charles T
No further information currently available
HARTLEY
William Ernest
Naval Instructor, H.M.S. "Vanguard.", Royal Navy who was killed by internal explosion of his vessel at Scapa Flow on Monday, 9th July 1917. Aged 40. Husband of Norah W. Hartley, of 151, Yardley Fields Rd., Yardley, Birmingham. M.A. Chief Assistant, Cambridge Observatory. In the 1911 census he had been married for 1 year to Norah Winifred Hartley, aged 34, an Observatory Assistant (Astronomical0, born Walsall, Staffordshire, resident with hism wife at Rectory Farm, Coton. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 20. See also Cambridge Guildhall, Coton and Cambridge St Giles
JACOB
Donald [Allen]
[See also Cambridge Hills Road Wesleyan (above)] Second Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13 November 1917. Aged 20. Son of George Henry and Florence Mary Jacob, of 34, Burleigh St., Cambridge. Formerly Acting Sergeant 326123, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he is aged 3, born Royston, living with his parents at Gower Road, Royston, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he is aged 13, born Royston, hertfordshire, schoolboy, resident with his parents at 85 High St Kings Lynn, St Margarets, Norfolk. His birth was registered in the July to September Quarter 1897 in the Royston Registration District. Commissioned in the LIncolnshire Regiment 30 May 1917. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 2. See also Cambridge Guildhall
KENT
Albert James
Private 26051, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 26295, Bedfordshire Regiment. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1891 in the Cambridge Registration District. In the 1891 census he was the son of John and Mary A Kent, under the age of 1, born Cambridge, resident Gwydir Street, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was the son of John and Marianne Kent, aged 10, born Cambridgeshire, resident with his parents at 167 Gwydir Street, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the son of John and Mary Anne Kent, aged 20, born Cambridge, a Tailor by trade, resident with his parents at 167 Gwydir Street, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.
KERRY
Walter Birbeck
Corporal L/2583, 16th Lancers (The Queen's). Killed in action 8 September 1914. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Embarked France 17 August 1914. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Kerry, of 55, Arbury Rd., Cambridge. His birth was registered in the April to June Quarter 1890 in the Cambridge Registration District. Buried in PERREUSE CHATEAU FRANCO BRITISH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 43. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge Mill Road Wesleyan Methodist (above)
LOOKER
Arthur Donald
Second Lieutenant, 1st Garrison Battalion, Suffolk Regiment attached 15th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1918. In the 1911 census he was the son of Arthur Gilbert and Julia Augusta Looker, aged 13, at school, born Cambridge and resident with his parents at 28 Carlyle Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK Nord, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 3. See also Cambridge St Mark's and Cambridge Guildhall
MACK
Isaac Alexander
Captain, 11th Battalion, Suffolk regiment commanding 101st Trench Mortar Battery (Special List). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 24. IN the 1901 census he was the son of Isaac A and Martha S Mack, aged 8, born and resident Bootle, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he is aged 18, a Student, born Bootle, N. Liverpool, resident at Leys School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge. First embarked in France 8 January 1916. Father's address on medal card was Manhattan, Balliol Road, Bootle, Lancashire. Mentioned in The Leys Schhol, Cambridge, pub. 1912 as Leys School and Jesus College, Cambridge. Buried in GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France/ Plot IV. Row F. Grave 4. See also Cambridge Ley's School
MOULTON
William Ralph Osborn
Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, attached 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 4th August 1916. Aged 24. In the 1911 census he was the son of James Hope and Elizabeth Helling Moulton, aged 19, a Student at Didsbury College Manchester, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row C Grave 1.

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

MOULTON William Ralph Osborn of Baslow Derbyshire second-lieutenant of the Manchester regiment who was killed in action 5 August 1916 in France Administration (limited) Derby 30 January (1917) ro William Fiddian Moulton wesleyan minister the attorney of James Hope Moulton. Effects £326 18s. 6d.
Further Grant Derby July 1917.

See also Cambridge Ley's School and Cambridge Perse School

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 Guildhall
SANDERS
Leslie Yorath
Second Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery attached to Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 10 March 1917. Aged 23. Son of Sir Charles John Ough Sanders, K.B.E., and Lady Agnes J. Sanders, of "Lyndhurst," Northbrook Rd., Lee, London. Senior Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge. Formerly Private 3062, London Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Leyton, Essex, resident 60, St Georges Road, Low Leyton, West Ham, Essex. IN the 1911 census he was aged 17, at school, born Leyton, Essex, resident 6 East India Dock Road, Poplar East, Poplar Borough, London. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 12.

From London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911:

Leslie Yorath Sanders, aged 4, born 5 July 1893, attending Atley Road School, Tower Hamlets, admitted 23 May 1898. [Atley Road School opened in 1873. Remodelled in 1910. Renamed George Lansbury Primary School in 1951]

SENNITT
Claude Cushing
Sub-Lieutenant, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds 23 April 1917 at 42nd Casualty Clearing Station of gunshot wounds to right thigh. Aged 25. Born 7 February 1892. Son of Ebenezer Charles and Sarah Ann Sennitt, of 422, Unthank Rd., Norwich. Formerly Privae 54674, Royal Army Medical Corps. Commissioned as Temporary Sub Lieutenant RNVR 22 November 1916; with draft for BEF (Physical Training & Bayonet Fighting) 2 April 1917, joined Hood Battalion 9 April 1917 until his death. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 9.
SERGEANT
Walter Stewart
Private 33353, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 16 August 1916. Born Frome, Somerset, enlisted Cambridge. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1891 in Frome Registration District, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, son of Emily Sergeant (a widow), a Grocer's Assistant, born Frome Somerset, resident 12 Summerhill Frome, Frome, Somerset. In the April to June Quarter 1916 his marriage to Ellen Hailstone was registered in Frome, Somerset. Formerly 4289, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. [Tie with Cambridge unknown except he enlisted there]
SHRIVE
Arthur Edward
Private 329333, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 37. Born Cambridge, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 7939, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of the late John and Mrs. Shrive, of 3, Peas Hill, Cambridge; husband of Cassie Constance Herbert Shrive, of Newton House, Luard Rd., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A. See also Cambridge Guildhall
SMITH
Douglas G
No further information currently available
SPRAGG
Charles Edward Wright
Captain, 4th Battalion (Territorial), East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 September 1918. Aged 25. Son of the Rev. Thomas J. and Annie Spragg, of Carlton Villas, Lockwood St., Driffield. B.A. and Senior Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, at school, born Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, resident Western House, Bessingby Rd, Bridlington, Yorkshire. First emabrked in France 27 October 1915. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 5.
SWIFT
William
No further information currently available
WAKERLEY
Arthur John
Captain,"D" Company, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Leicestershire Regiment. Kiilled in action 8 June 1917. Aged 23. Son of Arthur and Bertha Elizabeth Wakerley, of Crown Hill, Leicester. Educated at Leys School and Peterhouse, Cambridge. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row C. Grave 23.

See also Cambridge Ley's School

WILLIAMS
Harry B
No further information currently available
WOOTTON
John Wesley
Captain, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 11th October 1917. Aged 26. Born at Nottingham. Son of Arthur Wootton and Julia Emma Wootton; husband of Barbara Wootton, of 56, Abbey Road Mansions, London, N.W.8. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, son of Arthur and Julia E Wootton, born Nottingham, resident at 137, Foxhall Road, Nottingham. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, son of Arthur and Julia Emma Wootton, born Nottingham, resident at 137, Foxhall Road, Nottingham. He was married in the Chesterton Registration District in the July to September Quarter 1917 to Barbara F Adam. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 38. See also Cambridge St Marks and Cambridge Guildhall
WRIGHT
William
No further information currently available. See also Cambridge Guildhall (could be one of three)
YORKE
Frederick
Lieutenant Royal Air Force and Cheshire Regiment. Killed in a flying accident 13 January 1919. Aged 25. Son of the Rev H. Lefroy Yorke and Margaret Yorke (nee Warrington). Buried in SUNDERLAND (BISHOPWEARMOUTH) CEMETERY, Durham. Plot 20. Row CC. Grave 2094.

Extract from School & Univerity Registers for King's College, Cambridge, Register of Admissions to King's College Cambridge, pub 1929, page 471:

Yorke, Frederick : son of the Rev. Henry Lefroy Yorke of 16 Wellington Road, Birkenhead, Wesleyan Minister.
School : Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby.
Admitted 10 Oct. 1912; Scholar ; Prizeman ; 2nd Class Mathematical Tripos, Pt. I, 1913.
During the Great War served as Trooper Cheshire Yeomanry ; Lieutenant Cheshire Regiment (T.F.) ; Lieutenant (A.) R.A.F. ; twice wounded, May 1916, September 1917.
Killed in a flying accident 13 Jan. 1919.

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