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CASTLE CAMPS - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards
additional information David Male

The Castle Camps memorial stands at a crossroads in Main Street. It takes the form of a market cross mounted on a square plinth with a single-stepped base. There are 27 names listed for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2. The architect was Mr Thomas Dinham Atkinson. See also the pages for Castle Camps maintained by Marlene Williamson

Photograph from an old postcard

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
& IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF CASTLE
CAMPS WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE GREAT WARS
1914-1918 & 1939-1945

1914-1918

BARRETT
Walter
Private G/7579 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who was killed in action on Monday, 9th April 1917. Age 21. Born and resident Castle Camps, enlisted Shoreham, Sussex. Son of William and Harriet Barrett, of Church Rd., Castle Camps, Cambridge. Buried in FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row I. Grave 9.

Extract from the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Volume 2, Part 3, Page 16:

BARRETT, Walter - Private, 7579, 6th (Service) Battn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Son of William Barrett of Church Road, Castle Camps, co. Cambridge, by his wife Harriet, dau of William Osborne; Born Castle Camps aforesaid 2nd March 1896; educated Castle Camps school; was a farm labourer; enlisted in the Buffs in June 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 6th March 1916, and was killed in action at the Battle of Arras 9th April 1917. Buried to the west of Arras. Unmarried.

CARTER
Maurice
Died 1918 - No further information currently available
COWELL
Charles
Private 13042 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 30th September 1915. Age 22. Born Castle Camps, enlisted Linton. Son of Charles and Sarah Cowell, of Castle Camps, Cambridge. Commeorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21
COWELL
Clement
Private 622394, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 18th June 1916. Son of Walter and Catherine Cowell and born 8th August 1895 in Tottenham (attestation papers state Cambridgeshire). Next of kin Walter Cowell, of Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire. Labourer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 25th April 1915 at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, aged 19 years 8 months. Height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion medium, eyes blue, hair brown, religion Church of England. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 36A. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2072 - 7 [Note he has a consecuative service number to his brorther below]
COWELL
Walter [George]
Private 622395, 27th Batallion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 11th June 1916. Born 8th July 1891 in (South Taunton on Canadian Archives) Tottenham. Next of kin Walter Cowell, of Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire. Labourer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 21st April 1915 at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, aged 23 years 9 months. Height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 36½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown, religion Methodist. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2072 - 36 [Note he has a consecuative service number to his brorther above]
DOCKRILL
Walter
Private 20886 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Tuesday, 22nd August 1916. Age 20. Son of Alfred and Mary Dockrill, of Westoe Farm, Bartlow, Cambs. Born at Little Wratting, Suffolk. Buried in CHICHESTER CEMETERY, Sussex. Plot/Row/Section 126. Grave 40.
EGAN
Frederick [J]
Able Seaman 8844 H.M. Submarine. "E24.", Royal Navy who was killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on Monday, 27th March 1916. Age 21. Born 7 September 1894 in Edmonton, London. Son of the late William and Martha Egan; stepson of William and Lizzie Rayner, of Coles Hill, Castle Camps, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Face 16.
FREE
Alexander
Private 201572, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 22nd November 1917. Age 32. Born castle Camps, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Walter and Eliza Free, of Castle Camps, Cambs; husband of Ethel Free, of Oakfield Cottage, Great Shelford, Cambridge. Formerly 4615, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row H. Grave 7.
FREE
William
Private 7466, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th February 1915. Born Castle Camps, enlisted Haverhill. In the 1911 census he is listed as serving with 'D'and 'E' Companies, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment at Mustaoha Pasha Barracks, Alexandria, Egypt, aged 22, unmarried, born Castle Camps. His birth is registered in the Linton Registration District in the January to March Quarter 1890 (Vol 3B Page 501). Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row B. Grave 49.
GREENGRASS
Francis W
[Served as GORLEY] Private 45591 15th Battalion, The Queen's Regiment transferred to (73423), Labour Corps who died on Wednesday, 17th October 1917. Age 40. Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Castle Camps. South of West end of church.

Photograph Copyright © David Male 2008

 

LEONARD
William
Private 6478, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 14th June 1916. Aged 30. Born Castle Camps, enlisted Lichfield, Staffordshire, resident Haverhill. Son of the late Charles and Emma Leonard; husband of Annie Ethel Hawkes (formerly Leonard), of 21, Jackson St., Coundon Grange, Bishop Auckland. Native of Castle Camps, Cambs. Buried in DRANOUTRE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 12.
MIDDLEDITCH
Alfred
Died 1916. No further information currently
MIDDLEDITCH
Joseph
Private 23778 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 9th August 1916. Age 20. Born Castle Camps, enlisted Linton. Son of Mrs. Rosetta Middleditch, of 9, New Row, Castle Camps, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is listed as the son of Rosetta, resident Castle Camps, aged 15, a Butcher's Boy, born Castle Camps. In the 1901 census he is the son of John & Rosetta, resident Cadtle Camps Village, born castle Camps. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
PEARL
Frank
Private 26634 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment who died of wounds on Wednesday, 18th October 1916. Age 25. Born and resident Castle Camps, enlisted Linton. on of Bennett and Julia Pearl, of Castle Camps, Cambs. Formerly 17264, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B
PETTITT
Arthur
Private 17982 10th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Born Castle Camps, enlisted Doncaster, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A
PETTITT
Walter
[Memorial lists as 1915] Private 131984 35th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who was killed in action on Wednesday, 17th April 1918. Age 19. Born and resident Castle Camps, enlisted Cambridge. Son of William Pettitt, of Bumpstead Rd., Castle; Camps, Cambridge. Buried in MARTINSART BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 50.

From the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Volume 2, Part 4, Page 156:

PETTIT, Walter - Private, No 131984, 35th Machine Gun Corps

4th son of William Pettit, of Castle Camps, co. Cambridge, Farm Labourer; born Castle Camps aforesaid, 29th March, 1899; educated there; was a Farm Labourer; enlisted 19th March, 1917; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action 17th April, 1918. An officer wrote: "During the time he had been with me, he has gained my utmost respect. He stood by his gun in heavy shelling." Unm

PRENTICE
Bertie
[Memorial lists as 1917] Private 41039, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 22nd March 1918. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, born Sharchie Camps (sic). Formerly 4612, Suffolk Regiment. Birth registred in the Linton Registration District April to June Quarter 1897 (Vol 3B Page 492). Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 16.
RAWLINSON
Richard
Private 26740 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 9th August 1916. Born Castle Camps, enlisted Linton. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
READER
Joseph [Thomas]
Private 309512, 32nd Company, Labour Corps who died on Thursday, 27th June 1918. Formerly 13055 & 78525, 89th Training Reserve Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Born Nottinghamshire, enlisted Sudbury, Suffolk, resident Castle Camps. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot II. Row C. Grave 5.
ROOKS
Joseph
Private G/67705 Royal Fusiliers attached to 2nd/3rd Battalion, London Regt (Royal Fusiliers) who died on Friday, 26th October 1917. Age 19. Son of Mrs. Emily Rooks, of Castle Camps, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 150.
STOCK
Frederick
Died 1918. No further information currently available
WENHAM
Frank
Lance Corporal 14754 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Monday, 12th March 1917. Age 20. Born Castle Camps, enlisted Haverhill. Son of John and Jeanetta Wennam, of Church Lane, Castle Camps, Cambs. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot VI. Row K. Grave 2.
WENHAM
Fred
Private 722966 24th Battalion, London Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 5th December 1917. Age 25. Born and resident castle camps, enlisted Haverhill. Son of Albert and Ellen Wenham, of 1, Alpha Terrace, Castle Camps, Cambridge. Formerly 25100, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, FLESQUIERES, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 44.
WHITE
Thomas
Died 1917. In 1911 Thomas Harper Alfred WHITE was living with his uncle, William Tilbrook, resident Whitens Mere, Ashdon, Saffron Walden, aged 16, learning farming, born Stoke Newington, London. His cousins were both born at Castle Camps. No further information currently available.
WOODLEY
Ellis
Bombardier 14450 "C" Battery, 163rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery who died on Tuesday, 7th March 1916. Age 22. Son of Barnard and Kate Woodley, of Castle Camps, Cambs. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 86.
WOODLEY
William
Private 40732 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 14th April 1917. Age 25. Born and resident Castle Camps, enlisted Linton. Son of Barnard and Kate Woodley, of Castle Camps, Cambs. Formerly 19585, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
WRIGHT
[Octavius] Frederick
Private 784311, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. Died 24th August 1917. Aged 24. Son of Walter and Maria Wright, of Castle Camps, Cambs. Resident Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Labourer-Bricklayer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted 14th February 1916 at Dundas, Ontario, aged 23 years 10 months; passed fit 9th February 1916. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 36 inches, complexion dark, eyes blue, hair dark brown, religion church of England. In the 1911 census Frederick Wright was the son of Walter & Maria Wright, of Garden Fried Home, Castle Camps, aged 19, a Journeyman Hay Cutter, born 25th March 1892 in Castle Camps. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10607 - 23

1939-1945

ATHERTON
Eric Leslie
Driver T/10697778, 18 Water Tank Company, Royal Army Service Corps who died on Thursday, 7th January 1943. Age 20. Son of Geoffrey and Nellie Atherton, of Horseheath, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 16. Column 1.
DOCKERILL
Oliver
Private 5837259 1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) who died on Sunday, 12th March 1944. Age 20. Nephew of Mrs. E. Bowers, of Old Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in NAPLES WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row H. GRave 3.
MYNOTT
 Henry
Private 5834724 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 5th February 1942. Age 28. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 11. Row D. Grave13.

 

Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial
BAIRD
Thomas Humphrey
Aircraftman 1st Class 1486551. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 5th December 1942. Age 38. Son of Andrew Henry and Elizabeth Heyworth Baird of Waterloo Liverpool. Row 13. Grave 1.

Photograph Copyright © David Male 2008

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