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CAMBRIDGE ST. JOHN'S WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Rolls of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards
additional RFC/RNAS/RAF information David Manning

St. John's Church, Hills Road, War Memorial for 1914-18 war is fixed to the wall in an alcove on the left of the altar as you look towards it. Opposite the World War 1 plaque is a wooden screen partitioning, separating the alcove from the altar area, the middle rail of which forms the 1939-1945 memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2002

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE
OF THIS PARISH WHO LAID
DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918
THIS MONUMENT
IS ERECTED BY THEIR
FELLOW PARISHIONERS

ROLL OF HONOUR
ST. JOHN'S - HILLS ROAD

BEAUMONT
Claud Leopold
Lance Sergeant 550540, 16th (County of London Battalion (City of Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 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. Grave XXII. C. 16.

Killed in Action at Gommecourt, part of the battle of the Somme Posted 'Missing, believed dead', 1st July 1916. aged 35. Son of Augustus and Elizabeth Beaumont, Rock Road. Cambridge. Born 26th November 1880. Husband of Una Mary Beaumont (Nee Mitcham). Father to Enid born 1908 and Nora born 1911.

Lance Sergeant, Claude Leopold Beaumont, was sitting in the trenches somewhere to the west of Gonimecourt, in Belgium, on the 30th of June 1916 listening to the thunderous roar of the guns that had been bombarding the German lines continuously since 0700 hours on the 24th of June, he was part of the Third Army being directed by 1st Viscount Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby. In the final sixty five minutes before zero hour, no fewer than two hundred and twenty four thousand and two hundred and twenty one shells were fired at the Enemy lines, and ten huge mines were detonated below the enemies strongpoints. As soon as the bombardment ceased, the attac.k by the allied troops began, Claude was ordered up over the top of his trench to start his attack, the Germans came up out of their deep underground bunkers and manned the machine guns, they could not beleive their eyes when they saw all these lines of troops half walking half running towards them, they just squeezed the triggers of the machine guns and kept firing. British losses at the end of the first hour were 30,000, by nightfall the British army had lost 60,000 men, the greatest loss in any one day of it's entire history.

The body of Claude Leopold Beaumont was found many years later, approximately 1928/29, when the War Graves Commission was engaged in clearing up the French and Belgian battlefields, and was identified by a locket found on it. His remains are now buried in the Cabaret Rouge Cemetary, in Souchez, France, far from Gommecourt, where he was killed.

Remembered on gravestone plot E99 in Cherry Hinton churchyard.

BLACKWELL
Ambrose
Private G/43150, 14th Labour Company, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died Friday, 23rd March 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born St. Matthew's, Cambridge, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Blackwell, of 23, Cowper Rd., Cherryhinton Rd., Cambridge. IN the 1911 census he was the son of Edwin and Elizabeth Blackwell, aged 16, born Cambridge and resident 19 Herbert Street, Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 54. See also Cambridge Guildhall
BOWYER
Charles [Gilbert]
Private 3396, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 20th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowyer, of 65, Blinco Grove, Hills Rd., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the son of Charles and Ada Mary Bowyer, aged 13, at school, born Chesterton, resident 76 Blinco Grove, Cherryhinton, Cambridge. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 7. See also Cambridge Guildhall
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 Andrew the Great and Trumpington
DAVEY
Ronald Thomas
Private 515632, 1st/14th (County of London Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 24th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Regent's Park, London, resident and enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 11 and 12. See also Cambridge Guildhall
FAIREY
Harry
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 30159, 192nd Training Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24th May 1918, while serving with 192(N) Training Squadron, Newmarket. Husband of Lily E. M. Fairey, of 116, Blinco Grove, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is the son of William Henry Fairey (a widower), aged 27, a plumber, born bedford, resident 32 Blinco Grove, Cherryhinton, Cambridge. Buried north of the church in ST ANDREW CHURCHYARD, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. See also Cambridge Guildhall
FERGUSON
Alfred aka Tony
In the 1911 census he was the son of Fredrick and Alice Ferguson, aged 14, a Daily News Office Lad, born Cambridge and resident 6 Derby Road, Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge. No further information currently available. See also Cambridge Guildhall
FINCHAM
Ellis Robert
Private 43643, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action Friday, 12th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly S/39620, Middlesex Regiment. Baptised 8 March 1882 at Soham, son of Robert (a labourer) and Emma Fincham, born 4 February 1882, of East Fen Common, Soham. No known grave. In the 1901 census he was a boarder, unmarried, aged 17, a railway porter, born Soham and resident 2, Exmouth Road, Station Terrace, Walthamstow. In the 1911 census he had been married for 6 years tom Ethel, they had one son and one daughter, he was a Farm Worker Labourer, born Soham, resident Geen Hills, Goham. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, ZONNEBEKE, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A. Also listed on Soham Memorial and Cambridge Guildhall
FRANKLIN
Ernest Arthur
Serjeant 201091, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 3rd November 1917 in Palestine. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 20596, Bedfordshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he was the son of Arthur and Emily Franklin, unmarried, aged 24. a Milk Seller, born Cambridge and resident 2a York Terrace, Cambridge. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XXIX. Row B. Grave 7. See also Cambridge Guildhall
GOLDING, D.C.M.
Eric
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) formerly, 69670, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action Saturday, 15th July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Golding, of 109, Blinco Grove, Hills Rd., Cambridge. Awarded DCM. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12D and 13B

DCM Citation (LG 11 March 1916):

69670 Acting Bombardier E. Golding, "E" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (LG 11 Mar. 1916).
For conspicous gallantry when he kept up communication and patrolled the telephone line between the battery and observing station all day under a very heavy shell fire.

HANCOCK
Charles William
Private CH/7691, (RMR/B/1050). H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action, his vessel was torpedoed by U-9 in the North Sea, 22 September 1914. Aged 40. Born 25 May 1875 in Falbourh (sic), Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Hancock, of 15, Marshall Rd., Hills Rd., Cambridge; husband of Julia Hancock, of 59, Constitution Rd., Luton, Chatham. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 7. See also Cambridge Guildhall
HARDING
Percy [Albert]
Private 16596, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 29th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Heyham, Norfolk, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frederick Robert and Emily Harding, of 111, Hills Rd., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is the son of Frederick Robert abd Emily Harding, aged 14, an errand boy, born Norwich, resident 3 Blinco Grove, Cherryhinton, Cambridge. Buried in VENDEGIES CROSS ROADS BRITISH CEMETERY, BERMERAIN, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 12. See also Cambridge Guildhall
HAYNES
William
Private G/14965, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 25th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born St. Ives, Hunts, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J Haynes. In the 1911 census he is the son of James and Elizabeth Haynes, aged 15, an Errand Boy, born St Ives, Hunts, resident 5 Drivers Court, Coronation Street, Cambridge. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, IEPER, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row C. Grave 6. See also Cambridge Guildhall
HAYWARD
Harry
Private 24480, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Wednesday, 18th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 38. Born Thurlow, Suffolk, enlisted Cambridge. Brother of Albert Harry Hayward, of 21, Cowper Rd., Cambridge. Buried in LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, IEPER, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 8. See also Cambridge Guildhall
HOWELL
Herbert [Thomas]
Sergeant 12017, "Y" Company, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 20th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Kinsale, Cork, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Herbert Dick and Louisa Ann Howell, of 42, Hartington Grove, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is the son of Herbert and Louisa Howell, aged 13, at school, born Kinsale, Ireland, resident Rivington, Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Cambridge Guildhall
HUCKLE
Harry
Company Serjeant Major 16664, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Born Bedford, enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Kate Gertrude Huckle, of 74, Blinco Grove, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he had been married for 8 years to Kate Gertrude Huckle and they had a seven year old daughter, he was 32, an Inspector Clerk Local taxation, born Bedford and resident 25 Marshall Road, Cherryhinton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge Shire Hall
KETT
Edwin Robert William
[Listed as Robert on SDGW and CWGC] Private 9122, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of the late William Kett and of Elizabeth Kett, of 90, Hartington Grove, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is listed as Robert Kett, son of William and Elizabeth Kett, aged 11, born Cherry Hinton, resident 5, Croft Cottages, High Street, Cherry Hinton. His birth was registered in the Chesterton Registration District in the July to September Quarter 1889. He was baptised at Cherry Hinton 1 September 1889 as Edwin Robert William Kett, son of William (a stonemason) and Elizabeth, he was born 28 July 1889. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, COMINES-WARNETON, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5 and 6. See also Cambridge Guildhall
LACK, M.M.
Bert

Sapper 84467, 130th Field Company. Royal Engineers. Killed in action Monday, 27th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born Cottenham, enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Mrs Elizabeth Lack and son of George and Lilian Lack of Cottenham. Before joining the forces he was employed by Charles Lack and Sons, Engineers of Cottenham. Posthumously awarded the Military Medal for bravery, he gave his life, holding his post, allowing his comrades to escape. In the 1911 census he is the son of George and Lilian Lack, he is a widower, aged 23, engineer, born Cottenham and resident High Street, Cottenham. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France. See also Cottenham War Memorial and Cambridge Guildhall

LEE
Herbert [Bert]
Private 3/7991, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 22nd January 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Histon, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, IEPER, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
MARSHALL
Thomas Leslie
Private 493546, "B" Company, 13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Enlisted Somerset House, London, resident Cambridge. Formerly 5316, 15th London Regiment. Son of Mrs. S. Marshall, of "Redcliffe," Hills Avenue, Cambridge, and the late Edwin A. Marshall. In them 1911 census he is is the son of Susannah Marshall (a widow), aged 14, at school, born Trumpington, resident with his mother at Oban, Hills Road, Cherry Hinton. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 5. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MARSHALL
William George
Private 4550, 4th Battalion (Queen's Own) Hussars. Died of wounds Saturday, 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Chesterton, Cambridge, enlisted Ipswich, resident Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is the son of William and Annie Maria Marshall, aged 20, a soldier, born Cabridge, resident 17 Carlyle Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. In the 1901 census it is indicated that his mother is dead a his father, William, is listed as a widower, he is aged 10, born Cambridge, resident 6, Cheeddars Lane, Cambridge. His father remarried in the Juoly-September Quarter 1905 to Annie Maria Sims. Buried in NOYON NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, OISE, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 6. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MERRY
Ernest
Private 355524, 7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 1st September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Matthews, of 14, Cowper Rd., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is the son of Eliza Merry (a Widow), aged 11, ar school, born Cambridge and resident 14 Cowper Road, Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MUDDLE
Robert Ernest
Private 204532, 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 9th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born Brighton, Sussex, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, resident Blinco Grove, Cambridge. Son of E. J. and S. Muddle, of Bognor; husband of Dorothy L. Muddle, of The Danes, Mickleburgh Hill, Herne Bay. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, COMINES-WARNETON, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6. See also Cambridge Guildhall
NICE
George Henry B
Sapper 203937, 45th Field Company, Royal Engineers died Monday, 21st July 1919. Aged 34. Husband of Selina Nice, of 10, Paget Rd., Great Yarmouth. In the 1911 census he is a boarder, aged 25, a Builder Joiner, born Frenze, Norfolk, resident 42 Station Road, Cambridge. His birth was registered in the Depwade Registration District, Norfolk in the July to September Quarter 1885. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, Cambridge. Section I. Grave 24. See also Cambridge Guildhall
NIGHTINGALE
John W
Private, 22788, 13th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died Tuesday, 12th November 1918. Aged 29. Son of Joseph and Jane Nightingale. Born at Trumpington, Cambs. Buried in ST ANDREW CHURCHYARD, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge.
NIGHTINGALE
Victor Reginald
Private 43323, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 15th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Trumpington, Cambridge, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 3/8908, Suffolk Regiment. Employed W Eaden Lilley & Co Ltd. In the 1911 census he is a nephew, aged 17, a stable boy, born Chesterton, resident 31 Cowper Road, Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, IEPER, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Cambridge Guildhall
NOBLE
[Samuel] Albert [Brooks]
[Samuel Arthur on 1911 census] Private G/22187, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 28th September 1916. Aged 25. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. E. A. Noble; husband of Hilda Emily Noble, of 22, Marshall Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 26932, Middlesex Regiment. In the 1911 census he is the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Ann Noble, aged 19, a Horius Porter, born St Andrew the less, resident Babraham Dairy, Hills Road, Cambridge. He was baptised Samuel Albert Brookson 18 October 1891 at Cambridge, St Andrew the Less, son of Samuel (a adiaryman) and Elizabeth Ann Noble, of 50 Broad Street, born 20 September 1891. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D. See also Cambridge Guildhall
OAKMAN
Harry [Henry] William
Private 41272, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who died on Wednesday, 10th October 1917. Aged 33. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Joseph auld Emily Oakman, of The Cabin, Cowper Rd., Cherry Hinton Rd., Cambridge; husband of Mary Ann Oakman, of Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. Formerly 31464, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he is listed as Henry William Oakman, aged 26, married for 6 years to Mary Ann with one son, Harry William, a domestic groom, born Cambridge, resident Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, ZONNEBEKE, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 to 99. See also Cambridge Guildhall
OFFLEY
Alfred
Private [Drummer] 6233, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 9th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Aldershot, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
OSLER
Walter Percy
Private 50140, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Brandon Creek, Norfolk, enlisted Romford, Essex. Formerly 29244, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, IEPER, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Cambridge Guildhall
PAPWORTH
Oswald Jack
Lance Corporal 53146, 9th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Friday, 13th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Enlisted Newmarket, resident Cambridge. Son of Edward John and Ada Agnes Papworth, of 175, Cherryhinton Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 3329, Suffolk Yeomanry. Employed Matthew & Son Ltd. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10. See also Cambridge, Matthew and Son and Cambridge Guildhall
PARR
Percy James
Acting Corporal G/15743, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Thursday, 7th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Ipswich. Inm the 1911 census he was aged 31, married for 3 years to Jesse, with a son, Thomas. a Coal Carman Labourer, born Cambridge and resident 32 Cowper Road, Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, IEPER, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8. See also Cambridge Guildhall
PIERSON
Edmund
Corporal 1975, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 4th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Newnham, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. T. E. and Mrs. M. E. Pierson, of The Island Bungalow, Quy Waters, Quy, Cambridge. Born at Newholm Croft, Cambs. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Grave E. 36.
PORTER
George E
Private 326049, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 14th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 2975, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, Thiepval, Somme, France. Plot XVII. Row F. Grave 9. See also Cambridge Guildhall
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 Perse School and Cambridge Guildhall
SAMPSON
Percival Ralph
Rifleman A/200596, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died Friday, 30th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 34. Born Saustin (sic- Sawston), enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Annie Alice Sampson, of 262, Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge. Formerly 6197, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1891 census he is listed as the sdon of Charles and Alice Sampson, born Fordham (his brother Arthur was born Sawston), aged 7, at school, resident High Street, Long Stanton All Saints. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row Q. Grave 3. See also 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 Perse School and Cambridge Guildhall
STONE
Sidney John
Lance Sergeant 2812, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 14th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr & Mrs Stone, Rydal Villa, Harrington Grove, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was the son of John and Ada M Stone, aged 5, born Cambridge, resident Rydal Villa, Hartington Grove, Cherry Hinton, Cherryhinton. Buried in CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row J. Grave 2. See also Cambridge Guildhall
TUNWELL
Harry Mulliner
Rifleman S/32445, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds Wednesday, 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Chesterton, Cambridge, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of Harry and Clara Tunwell. Formerly M/316160, Royal Army Service Corps. In the 1911 census he is the son of Harry Mulliner and Clara Matilda Tunwell, aged 11, at school, born Chesterton, resident 59 Blinco Grove, Cherryhinton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84. See also Cambridge Guildhall
TURNER
Walter
No further information currently available. See also Cambridge Guildhall
DIGGES LA TOUCHE
Denis
Captain, 8th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 8th August 1915. Aged 20. Son of Thomas Henry and Anna Frances Digges La Touche, of 230, Hills Rd., Cambridge. Educated at Baymount School, Co. Dublin, and Shrewsbury School. Elected to a senior scholarship at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1913. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 140 to 144. 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 and Romsey Methodist
VAIL
Edward George
Able Seaman J/16455, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy who was killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on Wednesday, 31st May 1916. Born 26 July 1896 at Leyton, Essex. Son of William Vail, of 19, Marshall Rd, Hills Road, Cambridge. In 1911 he was aged 14, Grocery man, born Leyton, Essex and resident 117 Belmont Park Road, West Ham; his father was born at Stretham, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Column 13. See also Cambridge Guildhall
WHITWORTH
Arthur [George Richard]
Second Lieutenant 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers who died of wounds on Saturday, 30th March 1918. Aged 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 Perse School and Cambridge Guildhall
HILL
William
No further information currently

GREATER LOVE HATH NO
MAN THAN THIS

WAR MEMORIAL
1939-1945

ALMOND, M.C.
Arthur Thomas
Lieutenant, 165131, 46th (The Liverpool Welsh), Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. who died on Wednesday, 28th October 1942. Aged 28. Son of A. Rutherford Almond and Olive E. Almond, of Cambridge. Buried in El ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave XVII. D. 21.
ANDREWS
George
No further information currently
ANDREWS
John Charles
Lance Serjeant, 2094163, 287 Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Friday, 13th February 1942. Aged 25. Son of Sidney Herbert Charles and Annie Phoebe Andrews, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 39.
BARBER
George William
Gunner, 14370690, 76 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery who died on Wednesday, 28th June 1944. Aged 34. Son of Christopher William and Lily Barber; husband of Kathleen Barber, of Cambridge. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave VIII. D. 19.
BAXTER
John
No further information currently
CLAYE
Derrick [Derek] Hugh
[Spelt CLAY on CWGC] Captain, 117991, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry who died on Saturday, 23rd September 1944. Aged 26. Son of Hugh and Barbara Alicia Claye, of Cambridge. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Grave 15. D. 8.
COLE
Dennis Louis
Serjeant, 5776000, 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 1st March 1945. Aged 25. Son of George and Minnie Cole; husband of Dulcie Mary Cole, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Grave 48. A. 13.
FREEMAN
John E
No further information currently
FRENCH
Leonard Albert
Private, 5834625, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Monday, 22nd November 1943. Aged 28. Son of William Frederick and Mary Ann French; husband of Elsie Mary French, of Cambridge. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 6. D. 14.
HARROULD
Frederick Cecil
[Spelt HARROLD on CWGC] Pilot Officer, 42707, 501 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on Saturday, 28th September 1940. Aged 23. Son of Frederick Charles and Florence Nightingale Harrold, of Cambridge. Buried in ST ANDREW CHURCHYARD, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge.
HAYNES
Leonard Herbert
Private, 5933204, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 26th December 1943. Aged 23. Son of Alfred Cecil and Daisy Haynes, of Cambridge. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 3. K. 15.
HOARE
James
Able Seaman, C/JX 145018, H.M.S. Nigeria, Royal Navy who died on Wednesday, 12th August 1942. Aged 22. Son of John and Mary Elizabeth Hoare, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Reference 54, 2.
JOHNS
Leonard Maurice
Corporal, 7632613, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers attd., Royal Corps of Signals who died on Wednesday, 23rd August 1944. Aged 34. Son of Arthur Edward and Alice Florence Johns, of Cambridge; husband of Elsie Ada Johns, of Cambridge. Buried in GAUHATI WAR CEMETERY, India. Grave 3.K.2.
JONES
Eric Stanley
Flight Sergeant, 1321095, Nav. 50 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday, 25th April 1944. Aged 21. Son of Charles Stanley Jones, and of Olive Victoria Jones, of Cambridge. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Collective grave 9. K. 7-9.
MACE
Douglas Ronald Charles
Warrant Officer, 741475, Pilot, 66 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 23rd October 1943. Aged 24. Son of William Edward and Minnie MacE, of Cambridge husband of Joan Dorothy Mace. Buried in ST ANDREW CHURCHYARD, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge.
MARPLES, DFC and Bar
Roy
Wing Commander, 70868, Pilot, 329 (French) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Wednesday, 26th April 1944. Aged 24. Son of Percy Salisbury Marples and Elizabeth Marie Louise Marples; husband of Kathleen Gladys Victoria Marples, of Cambridge. Buried in CHICHESTER CEMETERY, Sussex. Square 159. C. of E. Plot. Grave 10.
MARTIN-LEAKE, MC
Cecil William Rhodes
Lieutenant, 262358, 22nd Dragoons, R.A.C. who died on Sunday, 15th April 1945. Aged 22. Son of Hugh Martin-Leake, Sc.D., and of Lois Millicent Frieda Martin-Leake (nee Bloxam), of Cambridge. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Grave 3. C. 15.
MASON
William Henry
Lance Corporal, 4806743, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on Friday, 9th June 1944. Aged 30. Son of Bert and Maud Elizabeth Mason, of Cambridge; husband of Catherine Margaret Mason, of Cambridge. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Grave IX. G. 1.
McCRODDON
William Armando
[Spelt McCroddan on CWGC] Warrant Officer, 1388663, 295 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 14th June 1943. Aged 21. Son of Thomas Lambert McCroddan and Amelia McCroddan, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on AIR FORCES MEMORIAL, Runnymede, Surrey. Panel 134.
NICHOLES
Ralph [G] William
Sapper, 2079361, 15 Field Sqn., Royal Engineers who died on Thursday, 28th May 1942. Aged 21. Son of Leonard G. Nicholes and Marjorie I. Nicholes, of Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridge. Grave 9573.
PARR
Thomas James
Gunner, 1642148, 519 Bty. 84 Searchlight Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Friday, 28th March 1941. Aged 31. Son of Percy James Parr and Jessie Esther Parr, of Cambridge; husband of Trixie Parr of St. Benedicts Parish. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, Cambridge.
PAY
John Sydney
Pilot Officer, 42877, 149 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on Wednesday, 18th September 1940. Aged 19. Son of the Revd. Sydney S. Pay, and of Edith R. Pay, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey.
SEARS
Lionel Argent
Pilot Officer, 42895, 145 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on Thursday, 8th August 1940. Aged 19. Son of Charles Henry Argent Sears and Maud Emily Sears, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on AIR FORCES MEMORIAL, Runnymede, Surrey. Panel 10.
SHELDRICK
Douglas Arthur Thomas
Sergeant, 741743, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 20th May 1940. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Sheldrick, of Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridge. Grave 9523.
SMITH
George Andrew Victor
Corporal, 2068697, West African Engineers, R.W.A.F.F., Royal Engineers who died on Friday, 24th March 1944. Aged 25. Son of George A. and Kathleen Mary Smith, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 3.
SWANN
Roy R
possibly Roy Angus Swann, Pilot Officer, 115345, Obs. 223 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 27th June 1942. Aged 25. Son of Robert Harvey Swann and Mary Augusta Swann, of Cambridge. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave XXXI. A. 20.
TAYLOR
Precival [Percy] Albert
Lance Bombardier, 1556084, 118 Bty., 30 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Sunday, 9th November 1941. Aged 27. Husband of Evelyn L. Taylor, of Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridge. Grave 7982.
WALLIS
Stanley Thomas Banks
Sergeant, 741434, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 20th May 1940. Aged 23. Buried in ST ANDREW CHURCHYARD, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge.
WHITLEY
Samuel Wilfred
Private, 5933027, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Saturday, 11th August 1945. Aged 24. Son of Thomas Leonard and Elizabeth Isabella Paterson Whitley, of Cambridge. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. British Section Q.B.2.

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