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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, DOWNING COLLEGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2016

The Cambridge University, Downing College World War 1 memorial is in the form of two decorated stone tablets set into the wall of the ante-chapel. The tablets bear the names in incised blue lettering. There are 50 names listed. The memorial was unveiled 21st october 1923. The World War 2 memorial tablet was designed by Mr Bamford of Northfield and Company, Cambridge and was cast in bronze by the Birmingham Guild. It was unveiled by the Master, Sir Lionel Whitby, and dedicated by the Bishop of Ely on September 25th 1948 in the presence of members of the Association and their wives assembled for the Annual Meeting together with relatives of the fallen

Photographs copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2016

The following notes apply:

date] indicates date of matriculation.
(1914) indicates those who were admitted for the Michaelmas Term of 1914, but who never actually matriculated.
A date marked with an asterisk denotes that the person to whom the entry refers joined the College in that year by some procedure other than matriculation, e.g. by migration from another College or the non-collegiate body.

The extra details here are taken from `The War List of the University of Cambridge, 1914 – 1918’ by G.V. Carey. (Cambridge University Press, 1921.)

M denotes those mentioned in despatches.
MC denotes Military Cross

In memory of Members
Of Downing College Who
Lost Their Lives in the War
1914-1919

ASTON W D
[1901] Capt., Cambridgeshire Regt. Died 2 Nov. 1917 of wounds received in action
BENNETT S G
[1907] 2nd Lieut., Suffolk Regt. Killed in action 20 July 1916
BROWN I M
[1907] Capt., R.A.M.C. Killed in action 15 Nov. 1916
BRYAN BROWN G S
[1904] Rev., C.F., N. Zealand Chaplains’ Dept. Killed in action 4 Oct. 1917
BUCHANAN A
[1910] Pte., King’s (Liverpool Regt., Liverpool Scottish, T.F.). Killed in action near Ypres 16 June 1915
BURGESS W C
[1909] 2nd Lieut, Somerset L.I. (T.F.). Killed in action 22 Aug. 1917
CORKE G H
[1909] 2nd Lieut., Northumberland Fus. M. Killed in action 17 Sept. 1916
DAVIES F C
[1903] Capt., R.A.M.C. Killed in action 17 Oct. 1917
DAWE A H
[1913] 2nd Lieut., King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 11 April 1917
DEWAR D
[1912] Lieut., W. Yorks. Regt. and M.G.C. M. Killed in action 22 March 1918
DUNKERLEY H
[1907] Major, R.A.M.C. Died 23 March 1918 of wounds received in action
EDMUNDS C H
[1908] Lieut., London Regt. (Surrey Rifles).
EMINSON R A F
[1909] 2nd Lieut., King’s Royal Rifle Corps; attd. M.G.C. Killed in action 20 July 1916
EVERETT W W
[1910] Capt. and Adjt., Norfolk Regt. Killed in action near Brancourt 8 Oct. 1918
GREEN, VC J L
[1907] Capt., R.A.M.C. (T.F.) Killed in action 1 July 1916. V.C.

Extract from the Supplement to The London Gazette, 5 Aug. 1916.

V.C. Citation:
‘For most conspicuous devotion to duty. Although himself wounded, he went to the assistance of an officer who had been wounded and was hung up on the enemy’s wire entanglements, and succeeded in dragging him to a shell hole, where he dressed his wounds, not-withstanding that bombs and rifle grenades were thrown at him the whole time. Captain Green then endeavoured to bring the wounded officer into safe cover and had nearly succeeded in doing so when he was himself killed’

HARMER G
[1914] 2nd Lieut., N. Staffs. Regt. Killed in action 11 Aug. 1916
HILLIARD G W
*1906 R.N.A.S. Died Aug 1915 of wounds received in action
HUCKLE H W
[1907] 2nd Lieut., Cambridgeshire Regt. Killed in action 5 Sept. 1918
JENKINS D J C
[1912] Sergt., Canadian Infy. Killed in action 8 April 1916
JOLLY B O
[1913] 2nd Lieut., Yorkshire Regt. Died 9 Feb. 1917 of wounds received in action
KEARNEY J J
[1902] Trooper, Gloucestershire Yeo. Killed in action in Gallipoli 21 Aug. 1915
KEESEY G E H
[1905] Capt., Rifle Brigade. M. Killed in action on the Somme 24 Aug. 1916
KEITH A J
[1912] 2nd Lieut., Middlesex Regt. Killed in action on the Somme 14 July 1916
LINE J Y A
[1914] 2nd Lieut., N. Staffs. Regt. Died 13 March 1916 of wounds received in action near Neuve Chapelle 12 March 1916
LYON G W
No further information currently
MCLAREN A D
[1908] Pte., R. Scots. Killed in action 9 April 1917
O’REILLY H D R
(1914) Pte, R. Fusiliers; Capt., The Queen’s (R.W. Surrey Regt.). Died 31 May 1919 of wounds received in action in Mesopotamia.
REES K D
No further information currently
ROUND W H
[1913] Capt., Sherwood Foresters (Notts. And Derby Regt., T.F.). Killed in action 1 July 1916.
ROWLAND S D
[1889] Major, R.A.M.C. Died 6 March 1917 of illness contracted on active service
SKELTON F
No further information currently
STERCKEMAN P
[1909] Cpl., French Infy. Died 15 Feb. 1917 of wounds received in action
STRATFORD E P
*1903 Lieut., R.A.M.C. Died 20 April 1915 of wounds received in action near Neuve Chapelle 17 March 1915
STRINGER G M
[1911] 2nd Lieut., Cheshire Regt. Accidentally killed 15 March 1915
TOPHAM M
(1914) Sergt., R. Fusiliers (P.S. Bn.); 2nd Lieut., R.F.C. Killed in action 13 April 1917. Had a place but did not metriculate due to the outbreak of war.
TYNDALL C T A
No further information currently
WHITWORTH A G R
[1914] 2nd Lieut., Northumberland Fus. Died of wounds received in action 21 March 1918
WILL J G
[1911] Lieut., Leinster Regt.; attd R.F.C. Killed in action 25 March 1917
WILSON F T A
No further information currently. Had a place but did not metriculate due to the outbreak of war.
WILTON S B
[1911] Capt., N. Staffs Regt. M.C. Killed in action 14 March 1917
THEIR BODIES ARE BURIED IN PEACE BUT THEIR NAME
LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
BLOGG, MM Joseph Andrew Martin
College Servant
THE COLLEGE WAR MEMORIAL 1939-1945
BARLOW R F
(1937)
BEALE R S
(1936)
BEACHING L R
(1935)
BOON J
(1931)
BOSTOCK T MT
(1930)
BRINDLEY A H
(1941)
CARLTON V J
(1941)
CARRICK R J D
(1936)
CHAN O
(1938)
CHURCH F N J
(1932)
CLARLE M W P
(1941)
COWIE L C
(1939)
DARLOW M
(1941)
DAVISON P E
(1941)
DEVEREUX J S
(1938)
DOOYEWAARD H O
(1938)
DREW B W
(1939)
DUFTON C T
(1931)
EDWARDS W L
(1937)
ELLIOTT A McK
(1940)
EVANS J
(1941)
GELDARD H M
(1931)
GLAISHER J M
(1922)
GOULDEN E O
(1913)
HARDEN G J
(1932)
HIND W
(1939)
HOWARD L A
(1931)
HUGHES J D
(1939)
HUMPHRIES C A
(1932)
IREMONGER K G
(1930)
JOB M I B
(1939)
LASCELLES FA G
(1932)
LAWFORD P W R
(1939)
MITCHELL T E
(1924)
PARNALL D C
(1935)
PARSONS P T
(1935)
PEARSON J H
(1937)
ROCYN-JONES A H
(1928)
SHAW E D L
(1933)
SLIGHT H T
(1937)
SOKOLOW G S
(1932)
SPRAKE N G
(1937)
STEVENS D
(1938)
STOUT G S
(1939)
STRATTON P H
(1944)
TAN S E
(1933)
VARLEY H
(1935)
WAYMOUTH A
(1932)
WHITING W R H
(1938)
WIESSNER C F H
(1932)
WILKIE P
(1943)
WINTON T S
(1935)
WOODHOUSE H W
(1936)
ELSDEN M C
(Clerk)
EARL H C
(1902) A name not on the Memorial but of one who died on board a hospital ship during repatriation after internment by the Japanese

Last updated 19 June, 2016

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