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CAMBRIDGE ST. MARY THE LESS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2008
researched Dave Edwards

The memorial is to be found at the entrance to the Lady Chapel of St Mary the Less Church. It takes the form of a decorated wooden memorial with a carved figure of Christ on the cross above. It lists only those who died in World War 1 although there is a dedication for World War 2.

Photographs copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2008

Pray for the souls of the men of this Parish and Congregation,
who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914 - 1918

COCKERTON

[Hugh] Aubrey

Pte. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 2/10/1916 age 17, Son of the late John and Florence Holly Cockerton. Buried DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1 France.

COOKE

Christopher [Arthur Gresham]

Midshipman Royal Navy, HMS "Vanguard", died 9/7/1917, age 18, Son of Arthur Cooke, F.R.C.S., and Lucy Vivien Cooke, of Grove Lodge, Cambridge. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. See also Cambridge Holy Sepulchre and Cambridge St Mary Great.

COURTY

James

Probably: Pte. John Courty, 7th Bt. Border Reg., died 26/8/1918, age 23, Son of John Courty; husband of C. G. Courty, of 21, Derby St., Newnham, Cambridge. Commemorated VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL France.

DONNE

Leonard Rowland

Possibly: Rfm L Donne, 16th Bt. King's Royal Rifle Corps, died 23/6/1917, age 25. Son of William and Clara J. Donne, of "Rosedene," Limbury Rd., Luton, Beds. Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY Germany.

ELGAR

Reginald [Jack]

Pte. 16th Bt. Royal Sussex Regiment, died 25/9/1918, age 20. Son of Mrs. L. H. Elgar, of 19, Doric St., Cambridge. Buried TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY France.

FORD

Alfred

Possibly: 2nd Lt. Alfred Winn Ford, 45 Bty. 42nd Bde. Royal Field Artillery, died 18/9/1918 age 18. Son of Benjamin Winn Ford and Lilian May Ford, of 27, Clavering Avenue, Barnes, London. Born at Southampton. Educated at Hurst Leigh Boys' School and St. Paul's School. Exhibitioner of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Buried HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY France.

FORD

Herbert John

No further information currently available

HUTCHINSON

William Scrope

Probably: Sub-Lieutenant Royal Navy HMS "Invincible", died 31/5/1916 age 19, Son of George Ross Hutchinson and Ethel Rose Hutchinson, of The Manor Cottage, Seaton, Devon. Born at Blackheath, London. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

KING

Victor [T]

Pte. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., d 9/6/1916, Son of Mrs. M. A. King, of 50, Newnham Rd., Cambridge. Buried GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY France. See also Cambridge St Mark’s.

MOORE

Harold Thomas Pelham

Probably: Lt. Royal Field Artillery, died 4/11/1918 age 21, Only son of Col. E. J. Moore, C.B., M.D., and Helena his wife, of Park End, Blackheath Park, Blackheath, London. Buried RUESNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY France.

NOBLE

Samuel Albert Brookes

Pte. 7th Bt. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), died 28/9/1916 age 25, Son of Mrs. E. A. Noble; husband of Hilda Emily Noble, of 22, Marshall Rd., Cambridge. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial France. See also Cambridge St John.

PENDRICK

Albert John

Pte. 78th Bt. Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), died 9/4/1917. From Canadian Archives: age 27, born Coton, son of John Pendrick of Coton. Commemorated Vimy Memorial, France. Brother of Harold and Percy below. See also Coton. Listed as John PENDRICK on Nationa Acrives of Canada Accession Records: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7715 - 20

PENDRICK

Harold

Private 235410 1st/5th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers who died on Saturday, 23rd March 1918. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 4472 Cambs Regiment. Brother of John above and Percy below. Son of Mr. J. Pendrick, of Whitewell Cottages, Coton, Cambridge. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 16 to 18. See also Coton.

PENDRICK

Percy William

Gunner 124503 "B" Bty. 153rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died of wounds on Tuesday, 21st August 1917. Age 26. Born Coton, enlisted Cambridge. Brother of Harold and John above. Son of Mr. J. Pendrick, of Whitewell Cottages, Coton, Cambridge. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. D. 3. See also Coton.

POLLOCK

Louis

Probably: 2nd Lt. Durham Light Infantry, died 17/10/1918 age 19, Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Pollock, of "Clovelley", West Cliffe Rd., Roker, Sunderland. Buried BRANCOURT-LE-GRAND-MILITARY CEMETERY France.

RUTTER

Hugh Marsh

Pte. 7th Bt. Tank Corps, died 14/4/1918, age 19, Son of Augustus Emmanuel and Annie Elizabeth Rutter, of 20, Chesterton Hall Crescent, Cambridge. Buried ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ France.

SHAW

William

Lt. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., d 27/9/1916, age 23, buried: PORTE-DE-PARIS CEMETERY, CAMBRAI Nord, France. Son of William and Alice Shaw, of 2, Tanner's Lane, Soham, Cambs. See also Cambridge St Giles, Cambridge All Saints and Soham.

SINDALL

Richard Edward

Capt. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 1/7/1915 age 26, Son of William and Henzell Margeret Sindall, of "The Elms," Great Shelford, Cambridge. Buried BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD) France. See also Great Shelford and Cambridge St Mark’s and Perse School.

SMITH

William Hammond

Major "A" Bty. 52nd Bde. Royal Field Artillery, died 12/4/1917, age 31. Son of Charles Smith, Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and Annie his wife, now of "Hartford," Newton Rd., Cambridge. Educated at St. Faith's School, Cambridge, Blundell's School, Tiverton and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. B.A. Artist, Student of Royal Academy, London and Slade School of Art. Buried ATHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION France. See also Cambridge All Saints.

SPROXTON

Charles

Captain (Adjt.) 4th Bt. Yorkshire Reg., died 19/7/1917 age 26, Son of Arthur and Alice Sproxton, of 114, Lee St., Holderness Rd., Hull. B.A. (Hons. Cambridge). Buried ST. MARTIN CALVAIRE BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL France.

STEARN

Frederick John

Pte. 238112, 1st Bt. North Staffordshire Reg., killed in action 9/10/1918, born and enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 9/5648, Cambridgeshire Regiment, buried ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY France.

STEVENS

Arthur William

Private 203089, 4th Bt. Bedfordshire Reg., died of wounds 27/9/18, born, resident and enlisted Cambridge, buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, France.

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.
Remember also those who died 1939-1945. R.I.P.

Last updated 13 August, 2009

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