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CAMBRIDGE ST. MARY THE GREAT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Dave Edwards
additional information by David Manning

This memorial is a stone plaque inside the church.

Photographs copyright © Chris Harley 2005

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS CHURCH
WHO DIED IN THE WAR, 1914-1919, THE EAST
WINDOW IN ST ANDREW'S CHAPEL IS DEDICATED

These died for their country
1914 - 1919

ARMSTRONG
Christopher
His birth was registered in the October to December Quarter 1888 in the Chesterfield Registration District. In the 1891 census he was the son of Charles and Beatrice Armstrong, aged 2, born Chesterfield, Derbyshire, resident Masters Lodge, Selwyn College, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was a boarder, aged 12, a student born Cambridge, resident "Elmhurst", Petition Road, Torquay. In the 1911 census he was the son of Charles and Beatrice Armstrong, aged 22, a brewing Pupil, born Chesterfield, Derbyshire, resident The Grove, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge.

Possibly Christopher Armstrong, Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) attached to 6th Battalion, North lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1916.

See also Cambridge Guildhall
BOUGHEY
Anchitel Edward Fletcher
Lieutenant 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade who died on Thursday, 10th October 1918. Aged 26. Son of the Rev. A. H. F. Boughey (Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge) and Katharine A. Boughey, of 4, Cranmer Rd., Cambridge. CE. Officers. Buried in GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY, County Dublin, Ireland. Grave 26. See also Cambridge St Giles and Cambridge Guildhall

Extract from de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour Volume 2, Part 5, Page 18:

BOUGHEY, Anchitel Edward Fletcher - Lieutenant, 8th (Service) Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own)

Youngest son of the Rev.Anchitel Harry Fletcher Boughey, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, by his wife,Katharine Annie, dau. of I. S. Lovell of Thornby, co.Northampton; born Cambridge 6th Nov1891; educated Marlborough College; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, 5th Feb. 1910; resigned his commission in 1913; went to Canada in that year, and settled at Montreal, where he was on the staff of the Bank of Montreal; returned to England immediately on the outbreak of war, and volunteering for active service, was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 8th Rifle Brigade 14th Sept. 1914; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from May 1915; was wounded at Hooge the following July, and invalided home; on recovery, not being passed as fit for active service, was appointed Instructor to an Officers Cadet Battn., and was subsequently given a post at the War Office; proceeded to Ireland in Sept.1918, on special recruiting work, and, returning to England on the S.S. Leinster, was drowned when that ship was torpedoed in the Irish Sea, 10th Oct. 1918. Buried in Dublin Military Cemetery. His General ( in Ireland) wrote: "His sad fate has cast a gloom over all those here who knew him. For myself I feel that I have lost a true friend." A few days before his death his appointment as staff captain was recommended and approved. Unm.

COOKE Christopher Arthur Gresham
Midshipman, HMS Vanguard, Royal Navy. Killed in action 9 July 1917. Aged 18. Son of Arthur Cooke, F.R.C.S., and Lucy Vivien Cooke, of Grove Lodge, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Panle 20.

Extract from de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 2, Part 4, Page 35

COOKE, Christopher Arthur Gresham - Midshipman, Royal Navy

Eldest son of Lieut-Col Arthur Cook, of Grove Lodge, Cambridge, R.A.M.C.(T.F) by his wife, Lucy Vivien, dau. of John Collyer; Born Cambridge, 16th June,1899; educated St.Peters Court, Broadstairs, and the Royal Naval College at Osborne and Dartmouth; joined the Navy in May 1912; served in H.M.S. Aboukir, which was torpedoed 22nd Sept, 1914; later he served in H.M.S.Vanguard; took part in the Jutland Battle and was killed in action 9th July,1917, by an explosion. His Commanding Officer wrote: "He was such an exceptionally brilliant young officer, and I know Capt. Dick had a vert high opinion of him; so much so that he specially selected him for his personal staff in action." Unm

See also Cambridge Holy Sepulchre and Cambridge Guildhall
CRAFT
Cecil Edward
Pte. 13th Bt. Middlesex Reg., died 21/3/1918, commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France.
CUNNINGHAM
James Michael
Captain, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th March 1918. Age 39. Son of William Cunningham, D.D., and Adele Rebecca Cunningham; husband of Bertha M. Cunningham, of 2, St. Paul's Rd., Cambridge. Buried in GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II Row G Grave 16. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Perse School
DARLING
Frederick George
Private 40299, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 7 September 1918. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Louisa Darling, of 90, Tring St., Cambridge. Formerly 4237, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge Guildhall
GOODCHILD
John Stanley
Pte. Suffolk Yeomanry, died 29/11/1915, commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL Turkey.
HARRIS
Gilbert Neville
Lance Corporal G/9033, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 6 June 1915. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Dover. His birth was registered in the July to September Quarter 1892 in the Cambridge Registration District. He was baptised 31 August 1892 at St Barnabas Church, Cambridge, son of Thomas William (a tobacconist) and Harriotte (sic) Harris, of Willis Road, Cambridge. In 1901 he was a Boarder, aged 8, a School Pupil, born Cambridge and resident Shortmead Street, Biggleswade. On 2 March 1909 he enlisted (Territorial Force Attestation) in the 2nd Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, aged 17, born Great St Mary's, Cambridge, a Draper with Plumisnnet Reddis (sic), resident 10b Queen's Road, Hastings, height 5 feet 6½ inches, girth 34 inches; service no. 302, he served 4 years with the Territorials being discharged 28 February 1913; his next of kin were listed as being at 6 Petty Cury, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was a Sales Assistant, aged 18, born Cambridge, resident 10b Queens Road, Hastings. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 37 to 41 or 328. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge County High School
HARRIS
Bertie Archibald Blinkhorn
Pte. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 4/9/1917, age 31, buried: VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES No.1 and No. 2 Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Thomas William Harris, of 34, Glisson Rd., Cambridge; husband of Eleanor Annie Harris, of 15, Malcolm St., Cambridge. See also Cambridge All Saints and Cambridge Guildhall
HOPKINS
Edward Favill George
Second Lieutenant, 181st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 30 March 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mr. E. J. Hopkins, of 15, Hills Rd., Cambridge. Buried in AIZECOURT-LE-BAS CHURCHYARD Somme, France. Grave 1. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Fen Ditton
KIRKUP
Alfred William
Corporal 325671, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Alfred and Alice Kirkup, of 75, King St., Cambridge. Employed Cambridge & District Co-operative Society Ltd. Formerly 2354, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge Holy Trinity
KNOTT
Charles Singleton
Second Lieutenant, "C" Company, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs Hammett C. Knott, of 8, Cranmer Rd., Cambridge. Head boy of the Perse School, Cambridge, and Scholar-elect of St. Peter's College, Cambridge. in the 1911 census he was the son of Hemmett Charles and Ada Maude Knott, aged 12, at school, born Cambridge and resident 8 Cranmer Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21. Also listed on family gravestone in St Giles churchyard. Grave 1A24. See also Perse School and Cambridge St Giles and Cambridge Guildhall
MANN, MM
George Henry
Serjeant 235374, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1 October 1918. Aged 28. Born Chesterton, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 1343, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Son of Henry John Mann, of 177, Victoria Rd., Chesterton, Cambridge. IN the 1911 census he was aged 20, son of Henry John and Susan Mann, a Printer Compositor Apprentice, born Chesterton, resident with his parents at 177 Victoria Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Seine-Maritime, France. Section R. Plot III. Row I. Grave 10. See also Cambridge Guildhall, Cambridge St Lukes and Cambridge University Press
MORGAN
Fothergill Lewis
2nd Lt. 1st/7th Bt. London Reg., died 3/12/1917, age 28, buried: ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT Somme, France. Son of Lewis James and Ellen Morgan, of Abergavenny, Mon.; husband of Ethel B. Morgan, of "Langstone," Milton Rd., Cambridge.
PHEAR
Henry John
Lt. Attd. 14th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, died 17/10/1917, age 28, buried: ADINKERKE MILITARY CEMETERY De Panne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr. H. H. Phear, of Salisbury, Rhodesia. Born in Cape Province.
PHEAR
Norman Carlyon
2nd Lt. 27 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, died 20/11/1917, age 19, buried: LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Son of Henry Herbert and Alice Mary Phear, of Salisbury, Rhodesia. Observer with 27 Sqn. RFC. Killed in flying accident in a DH.4, with pilot Lt. Harold Edgar Darrington (ex-9th Battn., Middx.Regt. and 5th Battn., London Regt.; from Wanstead ,Essex, aged 24 - also killed).
PLATTS
Edgar Lovell [Filmer]
Lieutenant, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Missing, later reported killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 17. Son of Mrs. Jessie Platts, of 38, Harcourt Terrace, Earl's Court, London, and the late Rev. C. Platts. Gazetted Sept., 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge Guildhall

Note: The youngest officer killed in World War 1, aged 17. Officer Commanding 12th Platoon, 'C' Company, 1st Royal Marine Battalion 23 February 19/17; he was ex-London Z/1623 Ordinary Seaman Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Public Schools Battalion, enlisted 30 April 1915, transferred to Royal Marine Light Infantry as CH/833/S for Cyclist Company 21 June 1915; Discharged to commission 3 September 1915 as Temporary 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Marines; proceeded on visit to British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in the field in France 2-10 April 1916; served with the Royal Marine Battalion in Ireland (Sybil Point) 26 April 1916-14 May 1916 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising"); in draft for British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1 July 16, joined 1st Royal Marine Battalion 18 August 1916, went to Bomb School 5 September 1916-8 September 1916, accidentally wounded by bomb (cut under right eye), rejoined 1st Royal Marine Battalion 9 September 1916-13 November 1916, gunshot wound to hand, invalided to United Kingdom 15 November 1916; in draft for British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 7 February 1917, joined 1st Royal Marine Battalion 23 February 1917 until his death.

PLATTS
John Carrick
Captain attached to 10th Duke of Cambridge's Own Lancers (Hodson's Horse). Died 7 March 1920. Aged 22. Son of Jessie Platts, of 38, Harcourt Terrace, Earl's Court, London, and the late Rev. Charles Platts. Formerly (Transport Officer) 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. See also Cambridge Guildhall
RAYNER
Donald
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th August 1918. Aged 25. Son of George Green Rayner and Flora G. Rayner, of "Glebelands," Grange Rd, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the son of George Green and Flore Gertrude Rayner, aged 17, a Student, born Cambridge and resident with his parents at Glebelands, Grange Road, Cambridge. Buried in RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France. See also Cambridge St Mary the Great. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2. See also Cambridge St Mark's and Cambridge Guildhall
SORLEY
Charles Hamilton
Captain, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 13th October 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr. W. R. and Mrs. J. C. Sorley, of St. Giles', Chesterton Lane, Cambridge. Sorley was educated at Marlborough and won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He enlisted in August 1914 and soon found himself in the trenches; he made Captain in August, 1915. Sorley was killed in action at Loos in October of the same year. His 'Marlborough and Other Poems' was published in 1916 and ran into four editions. It was said that Sorley had a real gift for rhyming. His verse was first published posthumously in "Marlborough and Other Poems" (Cambridge University Press) and an account of his service, with a photo, appeared in "For Remembrance - ed. A. St. J. Adcock - Hodder & Stoughton, 1918 ; repub. by Naval & Military Press, 2002. He has been anthologised in "Men Who March Away" - ed. I. M. Parsons, Hogarth Press, 1987, & "The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry" - ed. Jon Silkin, Penguin, 1979. Sorley had studied in Germany pre-war and had a close attachment to the country and its people, which gives his war poetry a particular irony. No known grave. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. See also Cambridge St Giles and Cambridge Guildhall
WOOD
Patrick Bryan Sandford

Lieutenant, 67th Wing, Royal Air Force who died on Friday, 24th May 1918. Aged 19. Son of Charles Wood (Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge), and Charlotte Georgina Wood, of 17, Cranmer Rd., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is the son of Charlotte Georgina WWood, aged 12, at school, born Cambridge, living with hism mother at 17 Cranmer Road, Cambridge. Buried in TARANTO TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 2. See also Cambridge St Giles and Cambridge Guildhall

Killed in a flying accident while serving as pilot with 226 Sqn., Pizzone, Italy; killed flying a DH.4, with observer AM 1 Frederick Johnstone (226106), ad 21, from Inverallen, Kincardinshire - also killed.

WITT
Ernest
Probably: Pte. Ernest Albert Witt, 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 8/5/1915, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
WITT
William
Possibly: Pte. William Hugh Witt, 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 26/8/1914, commemorated: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL Seine-et-Marne, France.

Their name liveth for evermore.

1939 - 1945

COOKE, DFC
Nicholas Gresham
Flt. Lt., 264 Sqdn., R.A.F., died 31/5/1940, age 26, commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Surrey, United Kingdom. Son of Arthur Cooke, and of Lucy Vivien Cooke, of Cambridge.
GOODCHILD
John Mowbray
Pte. 5th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 11/10/1943, age 22, buried: CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY Thailand. Son of Harold Hicks Goodchild, and Agnes Joyce Wharton Goodchild, of Cambridge.
HARDY
Leonard
Sub-Lt. HMS Ringtail, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, died 9/7/1945, age 25, commemorated: LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL Hampshire, United Kingdom. Son of William Alfred and Florence Hardy, of Cambridge.
NICE
Leonard Vincent
L/Cpl. 2nd Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 21/9/1944, age 35, commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Singapore. Son of Frank Osborn Nice and Eliza Nice, of Cambridge.
RODERICK
Alan
Able Seaman, HMS Broadwater, Royal Navy, died 18/10/1941, age 24, commemorated: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom. Son of Henry Buckley Roderick and Hilda Mary Roderick, of Cambridge.
SEWELL
Kenneth Randolph
Sgt. Observer, 35 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., died 15/8/1941, age 25, buried: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Son of Alfred Randolph and Margaret Sewell; husband of Marjorie Sewell, of St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

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