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CAMBRIDGE ST ANDREW THE GREAT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Dave Edwards
additional RFC/RNAS/RAF information David Manning

This memorial is in the old churchyard of St Andrew's Church and takes the form of a cross mounted on an octagonal plinth standing on a three-stepped base. The plinth has the inscriptions on three sides and a wreath, in relief, at the front. There are 37 names for World War 1 and none for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Phil Curme 2000

Remember the brave men
of St Andrew the Great
who fought and died
for King and Country
in the Great War
1914 1919.

ARCHER Robert
Able Seaman, Clyde Z/5322 Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on 28th April 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs Archer, 2 Mitchell St, Cambridge. Father was originally listed as next of kin, Robert Archer, of 1 Mitchell Street, Coatbridge, Lanark. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
AVES Edward Charles
Company Sergeant Major 21926, 25th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 10th April 1918. Born St Ndrews, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 1206, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11.

Known as 'Teddy'. Christened at St. Matthews Church, 2nd October 1881, parents Edward Aves and Mary Anne Beales, they were living, at his birth, at 8 Gwydir Street, Cambridge. He served in the Cambridgeshire Regiment - previously the Volunteer Force (3rd (Cambs) Volunteer Btn, Suffolk Regiment) which on 1st April 1908 became the Territorial Army. He was serving in A company, 1st Cambridgeshire, in 1908. No 40. He was one of those who sounded the Last Post at Midnight on 31st March 1908 - Cambridge Evening News article, Friday, 27th May 1983. At this time he was a Corporal. Sergeant-Drummer, awarded Territorial Force Efficiency Medal 30thg October 1909. Terminated his service 5th April 1911. Re-enlisted in "A" company, in 1911 as No 1206. Married, living 21a Emery St, Cambridge. Employed as a compositor at the University Press. Lance-Sergeant in 1913-1914. Volunteered for Imperial Service; he was mobilised with the Cambridgeshire Regiment on 4th August 1914 and afterwards transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. Prior to this he was Company Quartermaster-Sergeant and Company Sergeant-Major in the 1/1st Battalion. Cambridgeshire Regiment. He landed in France in February 1915 and went to front with 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment on 14th February 1915, in B company, 8 platoon, 15 section, as Sergeant; he served overseas continuously for more than three years. He was reported missing on 10th April 1918 and later reported killed on that date. At the time of his death he was Company Sergeant-Major.

He is listed on six War Memorials, namely St. George's Chapel, Ely Cathedral, the list in the entrance to the Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, on Panel 11 of the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, the War Memorial in the grounds of St. Andrew The Great Church, Cambridge, on the War Memorial at the University Press, Cambridge and on the University Press Memorial in St. Boltoph's Church, Cambridge

BENNETT Harry James

Lieutenant 59056, 21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry and Lieutenant, 49th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24 September 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mrs. Mary Anne Bennett, of 8, Guest Rd., Cambridge. Originally buried at Dechy Communal Cemetery (German extn.) grave no. 315. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, P_as de Calais, France. Plot XIV. Row F, Grave 6.

His attestation papers (dated 6th November 1914 at Kingston, Ontario) give his details as follows: Born 15th April 1891, Cambridge; next of kin Clara Kinnear (listed as Sarah on papers), 15, Victoria St., Cambridge, son of Harry Bennett & Mary Ann Bennett, of 8 Guest Road,Cambridge; trade mechanic, employed at McLaughlin Buick Auto Factory, Oshawa, Ontario 1911-13; then garage proprietor at Pembroke, Ontario, 1913-14. In Canada 1911-15; Enlisted 6th November 1914 at Kingston, Ontario, in 21st Battn., Eastern Ontario Regt., Canadian Exp. Force. Came to the UK with Battalion May 1915. Transferred to 2nd Division Supply Column, Canadian Army Service Corps August 1915. Went to France September 1915. With 10 Squadron Royal Flying Corps as observer December 1916 - July 1917; then to UK for pilot training; trained at Thetford, Ford Farm, Lake Down & Turnberry before being sent to 49 Squadron (Independent Force), France, 31st August 1918. Shot down, severely wounded and prisoner of war 24th September 1918, and died of wounds the same day; serving as a pilot with 49 Sqn. RAF (Beauvois); flying DH.9 with observer 2/Lt. R.H. Armstrong (prisoner of war), on bombing raid to Aulnoye railway junction, east of Cambrai. The 49 Squadron formation was attacked by enemy fighters and lost three aircraft; in addtion one pilot and two observers returned wounded.

Nationa Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 648 - 2

See also Cambridge Guildhall

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 Perse School, Cambridge St Pauls and Cambridge Guildhall
CHALK C
possibly Arthur Cyril Heffer Chalk, Rifleman 8029 9th Battalion., King's Royal Rifle Corps who died at home on Tuesday, 4th June 1918. Age 23. Son of Arthur and Gertrude E. H. Chalk, of Stapleford. Resident of Stapleford, enlisted Gidea Park, Essex. Employed Robert Sayle & Co. Buried in STAPLEFORD CEMETERY. Grave H. 3.
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 Perse School, Cambridge Guildhall, Cambridge St John's and Trumpington
CLARK Reginald Charles
Corporal 678265 [CWGC] or 678275 [SDGW], 21st (County of Lodnon) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 7th May 1918. Born St Andrew the Great, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Charles William Clark, of 4 St Andrews Street, Cambridge. Formerly 2740, 1st East Anglian Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps posted 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 10. See also Cambridge Guildhall
CULLINGFORD Charles Percy
[Listed as P C CULLINGFORD on memorial] Rifleman 533114, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 15th April 1917. Aged 33. Born Hulton St Mary, Suffolk, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr & Mrs L Cullingford, Sloe House Lodge, Halstead, Essex. Employed Robert Sayle & Co. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinghe, Belgium. Plot XII. Row A. Grave 1A. See also Cambridge Guildhall
DICKERSON Henry Edward Patrick
[Listed as Henry Edward Percy DICKERSON on SDGW, 1911 census and CWGC give Patrick] Private 325149, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Missing in action 12th October 1916, confirmed killed in action 14th October 1916. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs Jane Johana Dickerson, 12 Earl St, Cambridge. Formerly 1370 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge University Press
DOUBLEDAY S C
Employed Robert Sayle & Co. probably Samuel Chesire Doubleday, Private G/15738, 1st Battalion, Buffs (East kent Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 8th May 1918. Age 26. Born Wittlesea (Whittlesey), enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, resident Melton Mowbray, Upper Borughton Leicestershire. Son of Samuel Stokes Doubleday and Alice Doubleday, of Whittlesea. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XIV. E. 16.
ELLIS Henry George S
Private 50199, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Vincent and Clara Ellis, of 12, Victoria St., Cambridge; husband of Hetty, Gertrude Ellis, of 47, Castle St., Cambridge. Employed W Eaden Lilley & Co Ltd. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Cambridge Holy Trinity and Cambridge Guildhall
FURNISS Herbert
Private, 51924, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 8th September 1918. Born Cambridge. Enlisted Colsterdale, Cambridge. Resident Cambridge. Formerly 42012, Training Reserve Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment and 1928, West Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND,Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 15. See also Cambridge Guildhall
GIFFORD William Clare
In the 1911 census William Clare Gifford is aged 12, at school, son of William Halls Gifford and Matilda Gifford, born Cambridge and resident 5 St Andrews Court, Cambridge. No Military information currently found. See also Cambridge Guildhall
GOODMAN Albert aka Bert
Private 42040, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19th September 1918. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Percy William and Emma Goodman, of 34, Norwich St., Cambridge. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 45. See also Cambridge Guildhall
GOODMAN William Marshall
Private 17418, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 25th May 1915. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr & Mrs Percy William Goodman of 34 Norwich St, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Paul's
HAGAN Marshall James
Private 43454, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 23rd April 1917. Aged 20. Born Fen Ditton, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Cambridge. Son of Mr & Mrs J.Hagan, of 28 Earl Street, Cambridge. Formerly 1650, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge University Press
HOBSON Thomas
Private 4231 [CWGC] or 4271 [SDGW], 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 10th November 1916. Enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B.
HOLDER Reginald Walter William
Private 242185, 1st/5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Walter James and Martha Mary Holder, of Cambridge. Native of Cambridge. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row D. Grave 7A. See also Cambridge Guildhall
HORSPOOL William Charles Stanley
[Spelt HORSEPOOL on memorial] Serjeant 481035, 41st General Hospital (Territorial Force), Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Sunday, 29th September 1918 at Salonika. Age 26. Born St Andrews, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. Son of William and Sarah Horspool, of 6, Parker St., Cambridge. Employed Matthew & Son Ltd. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 386. See also Cambridge Guildhall
JOHNSON George Arthur Moxey Tuker
2nd Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action Monday, 21st May 1917. Aged 20. Son of George Arthur Johnson, MRCS LRCP (London) and Isabella Anderson Johnson of 58 St Andrews St, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Perse School
JOLL[E]Y Henry Harry
No further information currently
LEE Herbert Victor
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 17th November 1916. Aged 29. Son of Frank Yorke Lee ansd Frances Mary Lee of 68A St Andrews St, Cambridge. Buried STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot V. Row D. Grave 9. See also Cambridge Guildhall
LYON Frederick [Charles]
Private, 19741 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917. Aged 27. Born Christchurch, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr and Mrs Lyon of 9 St Andrews Court, St Andrews St, Cambridge. Husband of Ethel Mary Dean McCann (formerly Lyon) of 2 Orchard St, Cambridge. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MASON George Harold
Company Serjeant Major 9069, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 25th June, 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of George Frederick and Ann Mason of Cambridge. Employed W Eaden Lilley & Co Ltd. Buried MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 7. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MEASURES James Henry
Serjeant 5460 1st (Royal) Dragoons. Killed in action near Ypres on Monday, 19th October 1914. Born Cambridge. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Resident/next of kin Sloane Sq, London. Buried in LEDEGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Ledegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 20. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MORTLOCK George
Private 9076, 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 1st October 1915. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of G.B. and L.S. Mortlock, of 138, Milton Road, Cambridge. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MORTLOCK Lancelot
Private 201906 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died Friday, 22nd March 1918. Enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 16 to 18. See also Cambridge Guildhall
PENTON Arthur [Herbert or Hubert]
Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment attached to 1st/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 16th April 1918. Aged 24. Son of Ellenor Penton, of 48, New Square, Cambridge, and the late Henry Penton. In the 1911 census he is the son of Henry and Ellenor Penton, aged 17, a Corn Merchant's Clerk, born Cambridge and residing with his family at 48 New Square, Cambridge. Buried in COUIN NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave A. 28. See also Cambridge County High School, Cambridge Guildhall, Cambridge St Giles and Cambridge All Saints
QUAIFE Frederick James
Private 325333. 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died Friday, 12th April 1918. Aged 20. Son of Eli and the late Sarah Quaife of 27 Grafton St, Cambridge. Born at Cambridge. Buried CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Special memorial E. 32. See also Cambridge Guildhall
ROBINSON Bert John
Bert RobinsonPrivate 23464, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died Tuesday 8th October 1918. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Harriet Robinson, of 29, Eden St., Cambridge. Buried at NAVES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 2. See also Cambridge Guildhall

Photographs Copyright © Andy King 2007 Bert Robinson Grave

ROWLES James Robert
Private 533202 1st/15th Battalion., London Regt (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) who died on Saturday, 1st December 1917. Enlisted Cambridge. Resident Uxbridge. Employed Robert Sayle & Co. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 12. See also Cambridge Guildhall
SEWELL Oliver
Private 1853, 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 22nd November 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the son of Julia Hannah Sewell (a widow), aged 15, an Errand Boy, born Cambridge and resident with his sister and mother at 25 Bermuda Row, Cambridge. Buried CAMBRIDGE (HISTON ROAD) CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot 8. Row B. Grave 15. St Luke's Grave reference B24.568. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Luke's
SHAW Fred William
In the 1911 census Fred William Shaw was the son of Allison Ernest Shaw and Emma Shaw, aged 20, Carpenter and Joiner, born Cambridge and resident with his parents at 27 Clarendon Street, Cambridge. No further Military information currently available possibly Frederick W SHAW, Serjeant 10449, 5th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24 february 1919. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 6. See also Cambridge Guildhall
SUNLEY James
Private 16424, Depot, Suffolk Regiment. Died from wounds 23 September 1917. Enlisted at Cambridge 11 November 1914. Born 23 August 1879. Painter by trade. Passed fit 10 November 1914, attested 11 November 1914 aged 35 years 2 months, posted 11 November 1914, suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen while in the field (dangerously ill) 3 July 1916, transferred by hospital ship St Denis to England 6 July 1916, discharged as medically unfit 12 May 1917. Height 5 feet 8 inches. weight 142 lbs, girth 36 inches, complexion fresh, eyes blue, hair brown. His discharge report sates that his discharge is due thim being physically unfit (21 April 1917) with gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen involving his kidneys sustained in action 1 July 1916 near Albert. "Health was fairly good, wounds healed. Gets frequent attacks of pain in Rt side of chest & loin which incapacitates him. Some pleural friction at diaphragmatic attachment. Musculature weak and jumpy." Permanent. Total pevents for 6 months." Death recorded in the Cambridge Registration District July to September Quarter 1917, aged 37. His burial is recorded in the parish of Cambridge, St Andrew the Less, 27 September 1917, aged 39, reeident of 7 St Andrews Court, Cambrodge. In the 1911 census he was the son of Eliza Sunley (a widow), aged 32, unmarried, a House Painter, born Whitby, Yorkshire, resident with his mother at 7 St Andrews Court, Cambridge. [Note the discrepancy in ages from various records]. See also Cambridge Guildhall
TAYLOR Arthur Russell
Rifleman 49429 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds Saturday 2nd November 1918. Aged 18. Born, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Taylor, of 19, Orchard St., Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRAI EAST MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 27. See also Cambridge Guildhall
TUCK Oscar
Private 328349, 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 26th February 1918. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Buried at TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 23. See also Cambridge Guildhall
WOLFE William Samuel
Lance Corporal G/40096, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 25th October 1917. Aged 36. Born Quy, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of Robert William Wolfe and Hannah Elizabeth Stanford (formerly Wolfe). Husband of Sarah Nornington Wolfe (nee Smith), of 36, Paradise St., Cambridge; they married in 1906. Formerly 11236, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXII. Row C. Grave 10. See also Stow-Cum-Quy and Cambridge Guildhall

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