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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

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BOUGHEY

Anchitel Edward Fletcher

Lt. 8th Bt. Rifle Brigade, died 10/10/1918, age 26, buried: GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY County Dublin, Ireland, Republic of. Son of the Rev. A. H. F. Boughey (Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge) and Katharine A. Boughey, of 4, Cranmer Rd., Cambridge.
COOKE

Christopher Arthur Gresham

Midshipman HMS "Vanguard", Royal Navy, died 9/7/1917, age 18, commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent, United Kingdom. Son of Arthur Cooke, F.R.C.S., and Lucy Vivien Cooke, of Grove Lodge, Cambridge.
CRAFT

Cecil Edward

Pte. 13th Bt. Middlesex Reg., died 21/3/1918, commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France.
CUNNINGHAM

James Michael

Capt. 7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 28/3/1918, age 39, buried: GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France. Son of William Cunningham, D.D., and Adele Rebecca Cunningham; husband of Bertha M. Cunningham, of 2, St. Paul's Rd., Cambridge.
DARLING

Frederick George

Probably: Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 7/9/1918, buried: ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs. Louisa Darling, of go, Tring St., Cambridge.
GOODCHILD

John Stanley

Pte. Suffolk Yeomanry, died 29/11/1915, commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL Turkey.
HARRIS

Gilbert Neville

L/Cpl. 2nd Bt. Royal Fusiliers, died 6/6/1915, commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL Turkey.
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

2nd Lt. 181st Bde. Royal Field Artillery, died 30/3/1917, age 19, buried: AIZECOURT-LE-BAS CHURCHYARD Somme, France. Son of Mr. E. J. Hopkins, of 15, Hills Rd., Cambridge.
KIRKUP

Alfred William

Cpl. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 26/9/1917, age 27, commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Alfred and Alice Kirkup, of 75, King St., Cambridge.
KNOTT

Charles Singleton

2nd Lt. 11th Bt. Royal Fusiliers, died 23/3/1918, age 19, commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France. 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.
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 and Cambridge St Lukes
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

John Carrick

Capt. Attd. 10th Duke of Cambridge's Own Lancers (Hodson's Horse), died 7/3/1920, age 22, buried: BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY Iraq. Son of Jessie Platts, of 38, Harcourt Terrace, Earl's Court, London, and the late Rev. Charles Platts. Formerly (Transport Officer) 11th Bn. Suffolk Regt.
PLATTS

Edgar Lovell [Filmer]

Lt. 1st Royal Marine Bt., Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry, died 28/4/1917, age 17, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs. Jessie Platts, of 38, Harcourt Terrace, Earl's Court, London, and the late Rev. C. Platts. Gazetted Sept., 1915.
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

Capt. 7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 13/10/1915, age 20, commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. 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.
WOOD

Patrick Bryan Sandford

Lt. 67th Wing, Royal Air Force, died 24/5/1918, age 19, buried: TARANTO TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION Italy. Son of Charles Wood (Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge), and Charlotte Georgina Wood, of 17, Cranmer Rd., Cambridge.
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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