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Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

CHATTERIS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown
additional RFC/RNAS/RAF information David Manning

The memorial is located in front of St. Peter's church in the form of a lantern cross made from Clipsham stone on a pillar of Hopton Wood stone with St George, St Michael, the Vine and the Rose embalzened around the faces of the canopy head. There are 158 names listed for World War 1 by name and rank and 38 for World War 2 by name. The memorial was uneviled by the Lord Lieutenant of Canbridgeshire and Isle of Ely on 1st October 1920. The memorial cost £1,700 raised by public subscription. The sculptors were Messs. A Robinson & Son, the builder was Messrs. Streather and Winn, the architect was W Samuel Weatherley.

Photograph Copyright © Martyn Smith 2002

TO THE UNDYING MEMORY
OF THE CHATTERIS MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WARS
1914-18
1939-45

 
ALDRIDGE
Charles Malcolm
81080 Pte, 1/7th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 27-5-1918. Formerly 84295 Royal Engineers. Lived Tithe Farm. Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
ALLEN
Herbert
43837 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died home 23-5-19, age 37. Husband of A Rickwood (formerly Allen), 33 Huntingdon Road. Died at Colchester. Enlisted 21-3-16. Served in France 7-9-16 to 10-10-18. To England with pleurisy 26-10-18. Chatteris Parochial (New Road) Cemetery.
AMBROSE
Percy Jonah
57793 Pte, 16th (2nd Birkenhead) Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-10-17, age 24. Formerly 1546 Royal Engineers. Son of Jonah & Sarah Jane Ambrose, 3 Ambrose's Yard, Bridge Street. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
ANDREW
Herbert Leonard
267628 Pte, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Died home (fever, Cambridge) 29-5-17. Formerly 25988 Middlesex Regiment. Lived West Park Street. Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambs.
ANGOOD
Montague A
48181 Pte, 12th (Bermondsey) Btn East Surrey Regiment. Dow 26-10-18. Lived Byal Farm. Vichte Military Cemetery, Anzegem, Belgium.
ANGOOD
Percival George
2nd Lt, Royal Flying Corps. Killed (flying accident, England) 11-9-17, age 23. Only son of George & Mary Ann Angood, 48 New Rd; husband of Grace Annetta Angood (nee Buck), married July 1917. Formerly Honourable Artillery Company. Chatteris General (Meaks) Cemetery. At the time of his death he was serving as a pilot with No. 7 Aircraft Acceptance Park, Kenley, Surrey, a unit which flight-tested new aircraft from local manufacturers. Killed flying a RE.8. Had previously served with 2nd Battalion, HAC.
ARNOLD
John
9092 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24-4-15, age 23. Youngest son of Frederick J Arnold, 5 East Park Street, and the late Elizabeth Ann Arnold. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
AUSTIN
Arthur
16294 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 29. Son of Mr & Mrs Austin, Benson's Farm. Ovillers Military Cemetery, France. Brother of below.
AUSTIN
George
9953 Pte, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Dow 2-11-14, age 29. Reservist. Son of Arthur & Sarah Austin, of Benson's Farm, Horseway. Husband of Lizzie Austin, Mill Green, Warboys. South African veteran. Reservist. Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Elder brother of above. Also listed on the Warboys, Hunts memorial.
BAGSHAW
Henry Kenyon
T/Lt, 197 HT Coy, Royal Army Service Corps, att 1/7th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 13-4-18, age 26. Only son of the Rev Henry Fosbery Bagshaw & Margaret Bagshaw, The Vicarage. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Educated Oundle School. Enlisted in Public School Corps and commissioned in Army Service Corps in January 1915. To France September 1915. Invalided with typhoid in August 1916, spent four months sick then returned to front, being attached to West Riding Regiment.
BARBER
Charles Henry
203196 Pte, 2/5th Notts & Derby Regiment. Killed in action 4-4-17, age 19, at Le Verguier. Second son of Charles H Barber, 16 Southampton Place. Formerly 30678 Bedfordshire Regiment. Vadencourt British Cemetery, Moissemy, Aisne, France. Brother of below.
BARBER
Ernest
G/14400 Pte, 7th Btn The Buffs (East Kent Rgt). Killed in action 18-9-18, age 18. Son of Charles H Barber, 16 Southampton Place. Unicorn Cemetery, Aisne, France. Brother of above.
BARNES
Ernest
353230 Cpl, 9th Royal Scots, bomb instructor 195th Brigade Bombing School. Killed 19-9-17, accident with rifle grenade in Ireland, age 26. Formerly 13877 8th Suffolks (invalided home, gassed) and TR/9/4147 Training Reserve Btn. Husband of Louie Barnes, 111 New Rd. Son of Mr & Mrs A Barnes, High St. Chatteris General (Meaks) Cemetery.
BARRETT, MC
Reginald James
A/Captain, 6th (Rifle) Btn, King's Liverpool Regiment. Killed 21-8-18, age 26. Awarded Military Cross late 1917. Warry Copse Cemetery, Courcelles, France. Son of Mr & Mrs S T Barrett, of Cambridge, formerly Chatteris. Educated at King Edward School with scholarship to March Grammar School in 1905. Became teacher, being a master at Ascham College, Clacton and then Crossley Schools, Harrogate. Enlisted Inns of Court OTC in September 1915. Citation - Lt (A/Capt) Reginald James Barrett: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a counter attack with great dash and determination and drove out the enemy from a post they had taken. He did fine service."
BARRS
James Arthur
26578 Pte, 14th (1st Portsmouth) Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 18-10-16. Husband of Mrs Barrs, West Park Street. Formerly 17260 Suffolk Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
BAYS
Charles
12484 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2-3-16, age 19. Son of Charles Bays, Bridge Street. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
BAYS
Harry
3/6753 Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-7-16, age 22. Second son of William & Sarah Bays, Doddington Road; husband of Kitty Bays. Earlier wounded in 1914. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
BEDFORD
George William
47870 Pte, 19th (3rd City of Liverpool) Lancashire Fusiliers. Died (PoW Tournai) 2-10-18. Lived London Road. Tournai Communal Cemetery Extension, Tournai, Belgium.
BEEBY
Arthur Albert
17674 L/Cpl, 6th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27-3-18, age 25. Son of Alfred & Mary Ann Beeby, 9 Wenny Road. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
BEHAGG
John William
209008 Dvr, C Battery, 78th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 28-9-18, age 20. Son of Mrs M Seekings, Block Fen Drove. Formerly 16553 Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, France.
BRECKON, MM
Harry Walter
533358 Pte (machine gnr), 1/15th London Rgt (Civil Service Rifles). Died of wounds 27-7-17, age 39. Awarded Military Medal at Messines, June 1917. Youngest son of George & Sarah Jane Breckon, 4 High Street. Godewaesvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France.
BREWER
Charles
S/15335 Pte, 7th Cameron Highlanders. Dow 6-5-16, age 23. Son of William & Susie Brewer, 6 East Park Street. He had been working in Glasgow for a year when enlisted. St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
BROOKS
Robert
20258 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. 30-3-16. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
BULL
Charles Albert
G/42186 L/Cpl, 11th Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 9-4-17, age 22. Son of Charles & Caroline Bull, 14 Wenny Road. Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
BUSH
Stanley V T
3/9328 L/Cpl, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Missing, Killed in action 3-7-16, age 28. Fifth son of Mrs James Bush, Huntingdon Road. National Reservist (ex Cambs Militia), who re-enlisted. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
CHAPMAN
George
T/200815 Pte, 3/4th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 30-12-17, age 20. Younger son of Mr & Mrs Chapman, St Martin's Road. Formerly 26942 Middlesex Regiment. Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Somme, France.
CHILDS
Robert E
Lt, 7th Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26-9-1918 (wounded 25-9-1918 Salonika). Formerly Spr, Royal Engineers. Lived Grove House. Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
CLARE, VC
George William Burdett
6657 Tpr, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers. Killed in action 28-11-17 at Bourlon Wood. 12 Burnsfield Street. Known as Billy Clare. Awarded posthumous Victoria Cross. Formerly Bedfordshire Yeomanry for eight years, registered for National Reserve 29-1-1914. Re-enlisted and sent to Remounts dept. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.

His parents lived in Plumstead, London, but he lived with his grandparents in Anchor St, Chatteris (which was renamed Clare St in his honour). His VC is held by the 16/5th Lancers, at Aliwal Barracks, Hampshire. A stained glass window was placed in the south side of Chatteris parish church in his honour, depicting Christ rewarding a faithful soldier; it was dedicated in Sept 1918. Clare had served in the Beds Imperial Yeomanry for eight years, then registered for the National Reserve in January 1914. As a result he was called up when war was declared and placed in the Remount Dept, before going into the 5th Lancers.

CLARKE
Jesse
3/9648 Sgt, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28-9-16, age 27. Son of Frederick Clarke, Wenny Farm. Served two years in Dragoon Guards, registered for National Reserve, re-enlisted at outbreak of war. Mill Road Cemetery, Somme, France.
CLARKE
John William
S/11798 Pte, 1st Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 18-7-16, age 20. Eldest son of Mr William Clarke, Anchor Street. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
CLARKE
Joseph William
[Also listed as CLARK] 41231 Pte, 2nd Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd December 1916, age 32. Enlisted and resident Chatteris. Son of Mrs R Clark(e). Husband of Mrs Lily Clark(e), Wenny Road. Formerly 35133 Suffolk Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Also listed on Witcham memorial.
CLIFTON
Josiah
85979 Pte, 87th Coy Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 16-8-17, age 23. Third son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Clifton, 15 Wenny Road. He lived in Margate. Formerly DM2/163369 RASC. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
COOPER
Edmond
Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 21-5-20 (from wounds received 1-7-16, spent four days in shell hole), age 27. Son of George Thomas Cooper, 19 West Street. Brother of below.
COOPER
George
40279 Pte, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15-8-17, age 27. Son of George Thomas Cooper, 19 West Street. Husband of Bertha Cooper. Formerly 4754 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Brother of above.
CORNEY
Frank
12595 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died 1-9-18 (Salonika), age 23. Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.
DEIGHTON
Frank
34581 Pte, 1/5th Suffolk Regiment. Drowned at sea 30-12-17 (transport ship torpedoed on way to Egypt), aged 27. Wife lived Anchor Street. Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
DEIGHTON
John
102198 Gnr, 223rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 20-7-17, aged 36. Reservist. Son of John & Martha Deighton; husband of Ada Maria Deighton, 2 Chapel Lane. Father of seven children. Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium.
DRING
Gadsby
18636 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 21-6-16. Lived West Street. Becourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
EDGLEY
John
[Also listed as EDGELEY] 40129 Pte, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 20-11-17, age 33. Eldest son of John Edg(e)ley, Pound Road. Formerly Cambs Regiment. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.
ELSDEN
Alfred James
88892 Pte, 22nd Coy Machine Gun Corps. Killed 26-10-17, age 20. Formerly 27397 Norfolk Regiment. Third son of Alfred Cook Elsden & Eliza Elsden, 20 Market Hill. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Brother of below.
ELSDEN
Percy George
90024 Gnr, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 7-7-18, age 25. Second son of Alfred Cook Elsden & Eliza Elsden, 20 Market Hill. Husband of Maria Elsden, 136 High St. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of above.
FARRAR
Sir George Herbert DSO, Bart
Colonel, Assistant Quarter Master General to Centre Division of Union of South Africa Forces. Active Citizen Force. Died of wounds 18-5-15, age 56, motor trolley collided with a train at Knibis, near Gibeon, German South West Africa, on 17-5-15. Third son (born 17-6-1859 at Chatteris) of the late Charles Farrar MD, of Chatteris, and Mrs Helen Farrar, of Bedford. An engineer, he went to South Africa in 1879 and lived in the Transvaal. Founder and chairman of East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd. Took part in Jameson Raid of 1895 and sentenced to death for treason by the Afrikaners, but remitted on payment of 25,000 fine. Awarded DSO (London Gazette 19-4-01) for services during Boer War. Knighted in 1902. MP for Georgetown in the first parliament of Union of South Africa in 1910-11. Created Baronet on 2-2-11. Married Ella Mabel Waylen on 3-6-1893, had six daughters. Bedford Farm Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 1, Page 129, FARRAR, Sir George Herbert 1st Bart D.S.O. Colonel and assistant Q.M General - Central Force, Union Defence Forces, late Hon. Col South African Light Horse.

Son of the late Charles Farrar, of Chatteris, co Cambridge, M.D. , by his wife Helen, ( The Crescent Lodge , Bedford ) , sister of Sir Frederick Howard and dau of John Howard. Born Chatteris 17-6-1859, educated Bedford Modern School and on leaving there entered the engineering business of his Uncle Sir Frederick Howard going in 1879 to South Africa to the Port Elizabeth and East London branches. Eight years later he and his brothers established themsleves at Johannesburg, where in a few years he became one of the leading men in the mining industry of the Witwatersrand. His cheif enterprise was the formation of the East Rand Proprietary Mines, of which he was chairman from its inception to the day of his death. He was for some time a member of the Legislative assembly of the Transvaal and Leadre of the opposition. For his share in the Jameson raid he was tried for treason and sentenced to death, but the sentence was remitted on payment of a fine of £25000.

When the South African war broke out he raised two Regiments of South African Horse, and was appointed Major , Kaffrarian Rifles, 1-12-1900 and served in this campaign as major on the staff of the Colonial Division 1899-1900. He took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, including the defence of Wepener, operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, aug to sep 1900, operations in the Orange River Colony 1900 including actions at Wittebergen 1-29 July) and in Cape Colony, south of the Orange River. His services were mentioned in despatches ( London Gazette 16th April 1901 ) and he was awarded the Queens medal with 4 clasps and the D.S.O (1900).

After the conclusion of peace in 1902 he took an active part in the work of re-organisation, and when responsible government was granted to the Transvaal , he was unanimously elected leader of the progressive party in the house of assembly, in opposition to the inistry of General Botha. In 1903 he was elected president of the Witwatersrand Chamber of mines , and took a leading part in the negotiations which led up to formation of The Union of South Africa.

He had been knighted in 1902 and on 2-2-1911 was created a Baronet for his services on this occasion.He was M.P. for Georgetown in the first parliament of the Union of South Africa 1910-11 but in dec 1911 business demands in connection with the east rand co compelled him to retire from political work in order to devote his whole energies to the re-organisation of that enterprise.

When the European war broke out he was in England on a visit and was about to join General Sir Hubert Hamiltons staff with the army in Belgium , but the day before he was to have left he was ordered by the authorities to South Africa. On arrival he was appointed to General McKenzies Force with the rank of Colonel and was despatched to German South West Africa as Assistant Q.M-General.

Proceeding to Luderitz Bay in advance of the main force he was engaged in the organisation of the base camp , and subsequently had charge of the restoration of the railway and of providing the water supply to the force, an operation of primary importance in that country.

On 19th May 1915, he was returning from a tour of inspection when the motor trolley in which he was travelling collided with a construction train at Kuibis , near Gidson, German South West Africa, and Sir George succumbed to his injuries early next morning.

Sir George Farrar was one of the best known men in South Africa to whose advancement he had, by legislative work, by attention to mining process, and to practical sympathy with agricultural, powerfully contributed.

He married at Johannesburg 2-6-1893 , Ella Mabel ( Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell,Bucks & Bedford Farm , near Johannesburg , Transvaal), dau of the late Charles William Waylen, I.M.S. and had six daus , Helen Mabel b 2-10-1894, Muriel Frances b 6-4-1896, Gwendeline b 14-7-1897, Georgina Marjorie b 17-8-1901, Kathleen Elizabeth b 9-5-1907 and Ella Marguerite b 28-4-1911.

FLATT
William Alfred
17058 Pte, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 16-6-15. Lived Burnsfield Street. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
FLETCHER
Harold Clarke
1442 Tpr, 2/1st Bedfordshire Imperial Yeomanry. Died 28-7-15 (Turvey, Bedford), age 27. Son of Daniel & Lydia Fletcher, 4 Church Lane. Chatteris Parochial (New Road) Cemetery.
FRANCIS
Hugh
200728 L/Cpl, 1/5th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10-3-18, age 26. Seventh son of Alexander & M E Francis, 18 High St. Husband of Edith Francis, Swindeshead, Lincs. Buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais. Brother of below.
FRANCIS
Vere
2nd Lt/Temp Capt, 3rd btn attached 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Dow 20-4-17, age 31. Commissioned from West Kent Yeomanry, having served in Gallipoli. Fifth son of Alexander (deceased) & M E Francis, 18 High St. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of above.
FRANKLIN
Albert
G/14947 Pte, 12th (2nd South Downs) Royal Sussex Regiment. Killied in action 31-7-1917. Enlisted Doddington. Son of Mrs Susannah Canham, High Street, Doddington. Lived with grandmother in Crane's Yard, Chatteris. Formerly 4210 3/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium
FREEMAN
Frederick William
5896 Rfn, 9th London Rgt (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action 25-9-16. Son of Mr & Mrs A Freeman, Ivydene. Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
GOWLER
Alfred [A]
40555 Pte, 12th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25-3-18. Born Chatteris, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Lived West Street. Formerly 4401, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, scholar, son of George and Ann Golwer, born Chatteris, resident Bridge Street, Chatteris. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
GOWLER
Arthur Thomas
245582 Gnr, B Battery, 3rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 22-3-18, age 25. Son of Thomas and Emma Gowler, 24 Anchor Street. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, son of Emma Golwer, Farm Labourer, born Chatteris, resident Anchor Street, Chatteris. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, son of Thomas and Emma Gowler, born Chatteris, resident Anchor Street, Chatteris. Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
GOWLER
James Brazabridge
G/30571 Pte, 1st Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 7-11-18, age 20. Only in France five weeks. Son of Arthur & Minnie Gowler, 17 Station Rd. Father Arthur died of influenza on same day. In the 1911 census he is aged 11, son of Arthur and Minnie Gowler, at school, born Chatteris, resident Boars Head, Chatteris. Cross Roads Cemetery, Nord, France.
GOWLETT
Arthur Edward
A/200577 Rifleman, 18th (Arts & Crafts) King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 28-3-18. Lived Horsemoor Drove. Formerly 6211 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
GRAINGER
Herbert William
12600 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25-11-15 (wounded at Loos, died at Saffron Walden), age 19. Son of Tom & Ida Grainger, 93 Huntingdon Rd. Chatteris General (Meaks) Cemetery.
GRAVES
Arthur
20116 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 19. Son of Henry & Esther Graves, of 10 West Street. Gordon Dump Cemetery, Somme, France.
GRAVES
George William
16381 L/Cpl, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 7-7-16, age 20. Son of Henry & Mary Ann Graves, Huntingdon Road. Le Treport Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
GRAVES
William
G/63273 Pte, 19th (2nd Public Works Pioneers) Btn, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 1-9-18, age 33. Formerly 15535 Suffolk Regiment. Husband of Esther Graves, 50 Huntingdon Rd. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
GREEN
Christopher
5881 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 19-6-15, age 35. Lived Farmer's Boy, New Road. Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.
GREEN
Robert
12739 L/Cpl, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3-7-16, aged 24. Third son of Robert & Elizabeth Green, New Road. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
GREEN
Thomas
H/10895 Cpl, 15th (The King's) Hussars. Died 14-12-18, age 23. Son of Mrs Harriet Green, 41 High St. Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Brother of below.
GREEN
William
1034 Pte, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 30-5-15 (Gallipoli). Son of Mrs Harriet Green, 41 High St. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey. Brother of above.
GUNTON
Arthur
68320 Gnr/Siglr, 162nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died pneumonia 29-10-18, age 27. Lived 43 West Street. Douai British Cemetery, Cuinchy, Nord, France.
GUNTON
Matthew
201695 Pte, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27-9-17. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.
HALL
Robert
18637 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 1-6-16, age 20. Son of Pte Herbert Hall & Mrs Hall, West Street. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe.
HARLOW
Henry (Harry)
235145 Pte, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4-10-17, aged 34. Husband of Ada Harlow, 23A London Road. Formerly 7926 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium.
HEADING
William Henry
Chaplain 4th Class (Captain), Army Chaplains Dept. Died 21-11-18 at Tidworth Barracks, age 29. Lived West View. Formerly pastor of Leckhampton Baptist Church, Cheltenham. Chatteris General (Meaks) Cemetery, Cambs.
HILLS
Charles
17052 L/Cpl, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 23. Son of Mrs Naomi Harding (formerly Hills), Delve House, New Rd, & late George Hills. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of George and Horace, below.
HILLS, MM
George
8937 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12-11-17, age 31. Son of Mrs L Harding (formerly Hills), Delve House, New Rd, & late George Hills. Reservist. Won Military Medal. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Brother of Charles, above, and Horace, below.
HILLS
Horace
15321 L/Cpl, 7th Suffolk Rgt. Labourer, enlisted 9-9-14, age 19. Served on Western Front with 9th btn Suffolk Rgt 31-8-15 to 2-10-15 when wounded. Posted to 10th btn 12-12-15. Appointed L/Cpl 14-1-16. Posted to 7th btn 9-2-16. Missing 3-7-16, wounded in right arm and shoulder. PoW. Invalided PoW, repatriated 28-12-17 and admitted to Bagthorpe Military Hospital. Discharged no longer fit 1-4-18. Died 9-11-18, age 20, at Chatteris. Son of Mrs Naomi Harding (formerly Hills), Delve House, New Rd, Chatteris, and the late George Hills. Chatteris Parochial Cemetery. Brother of Charles & George, above.
HIPWELL
Wilfred Edgar
15758 Cpl (sanitary cpl), D company, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 21. Third son of Golden & Emma Jane Hipwell, 19 New Road. Jeweller's assistant in Cambridge. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
HOPKINS
Arthur
42130 Pte, 28th Coy, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 18-10-16. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs William Hopkins, 68 Bridge Street. Formerly 2521 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of John.
HOPKINS
Henry
17046 Pte, E company, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died home 12-2-15, age 36 or 40. Lived West Street. Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambs.
HOPKINS
John
326961 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Rgt, att 177th Coy, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 12-6-17, age 22. Fourth son of Mr & Mrs W Hopkins, 68 Bridge Street. Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium. Brother of Arthur.
KIGHTLY
George William
19737 Pte, 10th Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 7-12-15, Balkans, age 39. Son of Mr & Mrs J Kightly, March. Husband of the late Charlotte Kightly. Formerly 18427 Bedfordshire. Doiran Memorial, Greece.
KIRBY
William B
3/7191 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25-1-15 (wounded 16-1-15), age 19. Reservist. Second son of William & Jane Kirby, 16 Chapel Lane. Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
KIRBY
William Jubilee
G/13488 Pte, 6th Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 27-8-18, age 32. Lived Huntingdon Road. Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France.
KNOWLES
John Norman
43369 Pte, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-9-16. Formerly 17333 Northamptonshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
LAMBE
Charles
326280 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-10-16, age 29. Youngest son of Frederick & Elizabeth Lambe, 91 New Rd. Connaught Cemetery, Somme, France. Brother of Joseph, below.
LAMBE
Joseph
3/9709 Cpl, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 17-8-16, age 32. Eldest son of Frederick & Elizabeth Lambe, 91 New Rd. National Reservist, re-enlisted at outbreak ofwar. Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Brother of Charles, above.
LARKINSON
Albert Gazeley
17904 Pte, 9th East Surrey Regiment. K 1-1-17, age 28. Son of James & Rebecca Larkinson, 14 South Park Street. Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France.
LAVENDER
Henry (Harry) Foster
27151 Pte, ACompany, 1st King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 23-10-16, age 29. Eldest son of Mrs Priscilla F Lavender, 2 St Martin's Rd. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
LAWRENCE
George
51712 Dvr, 153rd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died pneumonia 10-10-18, age 26. Taranto Town Cemetery Extension, Italy. Brother of William, below.
LAWRENCE
William Coldham
63303 Gnr, 14th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 16-7-16, age 28. Son of Mr & Mrs Lawrence, New Road. Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Brother of George, above.
LOVELL
Cyril Thomas
2nd Lt/Temp Lt, 9th Btn Machine Gun Corps & Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 14-6-18, age 22. Only son of Samuel Marchant Lovell JP, & Elizabeth Emily Lovell, High Street. Caestre Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Killed in flying accident 15/6/1918, aged 22, while serving on Western Front..
MARSHALL
Roger C
Lt, Royal Field Artillery. Died pleurisy & pneumonia 7-1-18, Chatteris. Only son of the late Rev F C Marshall, rector of Doddington. Doddington (St Mary) Churchyard, Cambs.
MARTIN
F Harry
17663 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 2-5-18 (44th CCS, France), age 27. Husband of E Martin, 31 Anchor Street. Arneke British Cemetery, Nord, France.  

 

McGILL
George
M/11123/Ch, Engine Room Artificer, 4th Class, Royal Navy, HMS General Cranford (Lord Clive class Monitor). Accidentally drowned 24-8-17, age 26. Son of John & Julia McGill, 93 New Road. Due on leave to be married on 16-9-17. Chatteris Parochial (New Road) Cemetery. Brother of James, below.
McGILL, DCM
James
2488 Sgt, D Bty, 79th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 3-8-16, age 38. Married living in Leeds. Second son of John & Julia McGill, 93 New Road. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal (London Gazette 22-9-16). Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Brother of George, above.
MILLER
Ernest Robert
3/8176 L/Cpl, 2nd Suffolk Rgt (bomb company). Died of wounds 2-8-16 (wounded 20-7-16, Trones Wood), age 23. Eldest son of Mr Joseph Miller, Pound Road. St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
MILLER
John (Jack)
203572 Pte, 9th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died malaria 4-10-18, Mesopotamia, age 32. Son of Joseph & Sarah Miller, 46 Bridge Street. Teheran War Cemetery, Iran. Brother of below.
MILLER
William
242514 Pte, 2/6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25-8-17, age 38. Eldest son of Joseph & Sarah Miller, Bridge Street. Husband of Nellie Miller, later of 11 Long St, Dordon, Warks. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Brother of above.
MORRELL
Thomas
16920 Pte, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Died 25-12-16. Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
MOTTRAM
Frederick Jubilee
26744 Pte, 7th Suffolk Rgt. Son of Mrs Julia Mottram (later Miller), 7 East Park St, Chatteris. Mobilised 24-3-16, posted to 10th Suffolk, then 3rd Suffolk. Drafted to Western Front 4-7-16 and posted to 7th Suffolk 15-7-16. Wounded in left thigh 18-11-16. Discharged no longer fit, 6-12-17. Died 9-11-18, age 31, in Chatteris.
MOULD
Herbert William
3/8604 Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4-9-16, age 32. Third son of Mr & Mrs Robert Mould, Red Lion Inn. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
MOULD
Herbert S
3/8202 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15-7-15. Lived Moxon's Passage. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
MOXON
Herbert David
G3/17263 Pte, 8th East Surrey Regiment. Dow 6-8-16 (wounded 1-7-16), age 29. Son of Shem Moxon, High Street. Chatteris Parochial (New Road) Cemetery, Chatteris.
MUNNS
George
16342 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24-4-15, age 30. Eldest son of William & Eliza Munns, 3 Bridge Street. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Brother of below.
MUNNS
William
G/14981 Pte, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 27-9-1918, age 24. Born Chatteris, enlisted March. Son of William & Eliza Munns, 3 Bridge Street. Buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Ste Radegonde, Somme, France. Brother of above.
NEGUS
Ernest Albert
G/21058 Pte, 8th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 21-3-18, age 25. Eldest son of William Negus, 7 Black Horse Lane. Husband of Mrs Negus, Southampton Row. Formerly 27875 Suffolk Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Brother of Percy, below.
NEGUS
John
900 Pte, 22nd (Kensington) Btn Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 25-7-16, age 23. Lived Southampton Row. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
NEGUS
Percy Archibald
30269 Pte, 14th (1st Birmingham Pals) Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-10-17, age 22. Second son of William Negus, 7 Black Horse Lane. Formerly 961 Huntingdonshire Cyclists. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Brother of Ernest, above.
NIX
Percival Kent
Fleet Surgeon, HMS Bulwark, Royal Navy. Killed in action 26-11-14 (HMS Bulwark explosion in Sheerness harbour), age 45. MB, BA. Younger son of the late John Nix JP, & Mrs Caroline Nix, The Limes. Lived Weymouth. Promoted Fleet Surgeon, Nov 1912. Ashes interred Somersham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.
OLDFIELD
James
Sgt. Died 4-11-18, age 37. Had served eight years in Northants Rgt, then registered for National Reserve. Re-enlisted at outbreak of war, Suffolk Regiment. Chatteris Parochial (New Road) Cemetery.
PALMER
George
15505 Pte, 1st Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 26-10-14, age 19. Son of Walter & Hannah Palmer, Doddington Rd. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Brother of below.
PALMER
Thomas
201443 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3-9-17, age 19. Second son of Walter & Hannah Palmer, Doddington Rd. Husband of Mrs Palmer, Peck's Yard. Tincourt New British Cemetery. Brother of above.
PAMBY
George
97456 Pte, 35th Btn Machine Gun Corps. Died 9-6-18 (PoW), age 22. Formerly 8453 Norfolk Regiment. Son of Mr & Mrs George Pamby, 6 Lyons Yard, West Park St. Conde-Sur-L'Escaut Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Prisoner of war 30-11-17 at Cambrai.
PAPWORTH
Arthur
Reservist, Suffolk Rgt, re-enlisted September 1914. Invalided home July 1916, discharged from army as medically unfit. Died after long illness, 26-3-17, age 42. Married, lived West Street. Chatteris General Cemetery. Brother of below.
PAPWORTH
Fred
18737 Pte, 1st Suffolk Rgt (D company). Killed in action 27-3-15. Husband of H Papworth, Moxon's Lane. Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, Belgium. Brother of above.
PAPWORTH
Fred
9123 Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died influenza 5-1-19 (aboard HM Hospital Ship Formosa, at Copenhagen, had been PoW for four years). Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Papworth, Honey Hill, Chatteris. Copenhagen Western Cemetery, Denmark.
PAPWORTH
Leonard
G/14994 Pte, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3-7-1918. Formerly 12th battalion and 2766 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Born St. Peter's, Cambridge, enlisted Whittlesea. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
PARISH
John Smith
40161 Pte, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28-12-16, age 29. Husband of Ada Parish, 131 High Street. Second son of Mr Alfred Parish, Chapel Lane. Salvation Army bandmaster. Formerly 28273 Essex Regiment. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
PARKINSON
Arthur Henry
41508 Pte, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21-8-18, age 18. Son of Harry Joseph Parkinson & Maria Parkinson, 20 York Road. Adanac Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
PEACOCK
Arthur T
326906 L/Cpl, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 8-8-18. Lived South Park Street. Beacon Cemetery, Sailly Laurette, France. Only son of Mr & Mrs A Peacock, of 10 South Park Street.
PEAKS
William E
G/50925 L/Cpl, 23rd (2nd Football) Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 9-5-18, age 21. Eldest son of William Edward Peaks & Sarah Ann Peaks, 105 New Road. Formerly G/13201 Royal West Kent Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
POOLE
Edward John
245814 Pte, 1/2nd (City of London) Btn London Rgt (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 13-10-18. In France two weeks. Son of Thomas & Kate Maria Poole, 34 Wellington Rd, Stoke Newington Rd, London, formerly Chatteris. Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Brother of Thomas, below.
POOLE
Thomas Charlie
97712 Spr, 123rd Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 31-7-17, age 23. Eldest son of Thomas & Kate Maria Poole, 34 Wellington Road, Stoke Newington Rd, London, formerly Chatteris. Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boezinge, Belgium. Brother of Edward, above.
POWELL
Edwin
3140 Pte, Training Depot, Canadian Army Service Corps. 8-4-16, age 41. Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Powell. Chatteris Parochial (New Road) Cemetery.
RANSOM
Sidney
49215 Sgt, 80th Coy Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 22-8-18 (Salonika), age 30. Son of John & Amelia Ransom, 28 Bridge Street. Formerly 1431 Rifle Brigade. Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece. An old soldier serving in Army when war declared.
RAYMENT
George
22800 Pte 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17-6-17. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
REVELL
Walter Charles
50743 Cpl, 16th Lancashire Fusiliers (2nd Salford Pals). Died of wounds 28-5-18, age 22. Youngest son of John & Jane Revell, 58 Huntingdon Road. Formerly 51403 Suffolk Regiment. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 2, Somme, France.
RHODES
Oakey
65755 Pte, 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 10-4-18. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
RICHARDSON
John W
57511 Pte, 11th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 22-3-18. Lived Blunts Farm. Son of John & Mary Richardson, Oxlode, Pymoor, Cambs. Formerly 21222 East Kent Regiment. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Also listed on the Warboys, Hunts memorial.
RICHARDSON
Thomas William
242491 Pte, 1/5th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 1-11-17, age 21. Second son of Matthew & Annie Elizabeth Richardson, 4 Burnsfield Street. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
ROSE, MM
Frederick
12676 Pte, 9th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-4-17. Lived Chapel Lane. Won Military Medal, stretcher bearer. St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, France.
ROWE, MM
Frederick Arthur
44244 Cpl, 2nd Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 29-9-18, age 22. Lived West Street. Won Military Medal on June 19/20th 1918. Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France. Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Rowe, 24 West Street, Chatteris. Enlisted 21-2-16 in Suffolk Regiment. Went to France August 1916, slightly wounded. Transferred to Hampshire Rgt then to Worcestershire Regiment. Awarded MM for action on 19/20 June 1918.
RUSTON
Cecil Harold Sowerby
2nd Lt, 4th East Kent Rgt, attached 7th Btn. Killed in action 4-4-18, age 31. Solicitor. Elder son of Alfred Harold Sowerby Ruston, Aylesbury House. Mentioned in Despatches. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. In partnership with father as a solicitor. Husband of Winifred Grace Ruston, daughter of the late Rev F C Marshall, former rector of Doddington.
SALISBURY
John ('Jack')
2851 L/Cpl, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died nephritis 22-11-15, Rouen, age 26. Husband of Eliza Salisbury. Lived Chapel Lane. St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
SAVAGE
Arthur John
8792 Cpl, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-4-17, age 23. Son of Charles & Selina Savage, 30 Bridge Street. Previously wounded in 9/14. Commemorated on his mother's grave "Arthur John Savage 1st Suffolk Regiment killed in action in France April 24th 1917 age 23 years". Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of Edward and William, below.
SAVAGE
Edward
26350 Pte, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-5-17, age 24. Second son of Charles & Selina Savage, 30 Bridge Street. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of William, below and Arthur, above).
SAVAGE
William
17430 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Missing, Killed in action 8-5-15. Eldest son of Charles & Selina Savage, 30 Bridge Street. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Brother of Edward and Arthur, above.
SAUNDERS
Ernest Belshaw
23488 L/Cpl, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 10-4-17, age 22. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Charles Saunders, Willey Farm. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
SEAMAN
Arthur
15435 Pte, 3rd Lincolnshire Regiment. Died home (pneumonia) 22-3-15, age 19. Eldest son of Charles & Hannah Seaman, 4 Southampton Place. Chatteris General (Meaks) Cemetery.
SEEKINGS
Tom
8665 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Missing, Killed in action 26-8-14, age 21. Nephew of Mrs Golden, Wood Street. La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-Maritime, France.
SKEELS
Arthur
36618 L/Cpl, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 30-7-17, (shell hit No 1 platoon when going up to trenches), age 21. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Matthew Skeels, 128 High Street. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
SKEELS
Ernest
174400 Gnr, Royal Field Artillery. Drowned at sea (HT Cameronia) 15-4-17, age 24. Formerly 15112 Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Son of Arthur Skeels, 15 Pound Rd. Chatby Memorial, Egypt.
SMART
Edward William
36321 Pte, 10th (Hull Commercials) East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-2-17, age 18. Son of William Smart, Park Street. Formerly 10845 Dorsetshire Regiment. Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.
SMART
John Ernest
20149 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16. Son of Mrs Smart, West Street. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
SMITH
Arthur
7934 Pte, 9th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16-9-16, age 25. Son of Mrs M Smith, Southampton Row.
SMITH
Arthur
G/13492 Pte, 1st Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 3-9-16, age 29. Youngest son of Mrs A Smith, High Street.
SMITH
Charles Robert
329158 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17, age 26. Husband of Martha Smith, 18 New Rd. Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium.
SMITH
Frederick William
326798 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 8-7-17, age 22. Son of Harry & Hannah Smith, of 1 Southampton Place, London Rd. Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
SNEESBY
George
12292 L/Cpl (lewis gnr), 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9-4-17, age 23. Second son of Mary Ann Sneesby, and the late John Sneesby, Southampton Row; husband of Ellen Elizabeth Sneesby, Peterborough. Tilloy British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
SNEESBY
George
17497 Pte, 7th Suffolk Rgt, attached 35th Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds at King George Hospital, 28-12-17, age 21. Eldest son of James and Alice Sneesby, 14 New Rd. Chatteris General (Meaks) Cemetery.
SOLE
Percy
14286 Pte, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24-9-18. Lived London Road. Berthaucourt Communal Cemetery, Pontru, Aisne, France.
SQUIRES
Fred
65364 Pte, 59th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 15-6-18, age 22. Youngest son of Arthur & Lydia Squires, 112 High Street. Marfaux British Cemetery, Marne, France.
STALLAN
Donovan Edward
43147 Pte (Signaller), 31st Btn Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds shock 26-3-18, age 20. Son of the Rev and Mrs Stallan, The Manse, Titchfield, Hants; formerly of the Congregational Manse, Wenny Rd, Chatteris. Formerly 859, 2/1st Hunts Cyclists. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
STEPHENSON
Robert Ernest
23467 Pte, 4th Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25-9-16. Son of Mrs R Stephenson, Topham's Yard, East Park Street. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
TATE
Percy Thornelow
G/14883 Lance Corporal, 13th Battalion (3rd South Downs) Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-1917, age 25. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs H Tate, Bridge Street. Born and enlisted March, Cambs. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
TAYLOR
William Henry
16848 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Rgt (D company). Killed in action 11-6-17, age 38. Husband of Elizabeth Taylor, 21 Southampton Place. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
THOMAS
James Harold Lavender
7400 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5-11-14. Reservist. Living London. Son of Mrs Thomas, Victoria Street.
THOMAS
John Leonard
possibly Leonard John Thomas, L/Cpl, 321034, 6th (City of London Btn) The London Rgt (Rifles), 26-5-17. Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle, Pas de Calais, France.
WARTH
Bernard
Sprts/2143 Pte, 24th (2nd Sportsmen's) Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 23-8-16. Younger son of John & Louie C Warth, Brook House; husband of Elsie Mary Warth. Left a farm at Selukwe, Rhodesia, to volunteer for active service, Dec 1914. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais.
WARTH
Thomas
7070 Staff-Sgt, Pay Dept, King's African Rifles. Died 12-1-18. Nairobi South Cemetery, Kenya.
WEEDON
William Otway
2536 Rfn, 9th London Rgt (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action 24-4-15, age 22. Son of Thomas Firman Weedon, grocer, & Hariette Anne Weedon, 7 Park St. William worked for a jeweller in Oxford Street, London. White House Cemetery, Belgium.
WELFARE
Ernest
23027 L/Cpl, 1st South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28-10-18 (Italy), age 24. Son of James Thomas Welfare & Lydia Welfare, 51 Huntingdon Rd. Giavera British Cemetery, Italy.
WHEATON
Frederick John
18839 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15-3-17. Husband of Mrs Wheaton, South Park Street. Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
WHEELER
Frank
L/7766 L/Cpl, 1st East Kent Regiment. Killed in action 15-9-16, age 29. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs William Wheeler, High Street. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
WHITNEY
Charles William
A/3092 Cpl, signal section, ACompany, 7th King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15-9-16, age 26. Eldest son of Charles & Elizabeth Whitney, 4 Station Rd; husband of Alice Whitney. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of below.
WHITNEY
Laurie Stonecliffe
290018 CQMS, ACompany, 1/1st Huntingdonshire Cyclists. Died 11-7-17, at the Military Hospital, Scarborough, due to Consumption where he was treated for 14 weeks before passing away, age 24. Second son of Charles & Elizabeth Whitney, 4 Station Rd; husband of Emma Whitney (nee Fear - born 31st October 1891) and father of Rosemary Browning Whitney. Railway worker, GER at Godmanchester. Chatteris General (Meaks) Cemetery. Brother of above. During his funeral, six brother non-commissioned officers acted as bearers of his coffin which was covered in the Union Jack. He was a “bright and willing soldier held in great esteem by his comrades of all ranks as evidenced by the number of beautiful wreaths including one from his Colonel and Officers. “ This quote comes from a clipping.
WOODBINE
Frederick
4995 Pte (lewis gnr), DCompany, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28-2-17, age 30. Nephew & adopted son of Mr & Mrs F H Boulten, New Road. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
YOUNG
Alfred Cyril
16672 L/Cpl, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28-3-18. Nephew & adopted son of Mrs S Furnell, Burnsfield Street. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Also buried in Chatteris

PEGGS
James
RME/5045(S) Pte, Royal Marine Engineers. Died pneumonia 31-1-19, age 43 (at home, York Road, Chatteris). Son of Nathen & Betsy Peggs; husband of Charlotte Peggs, who obtained free passage to Canada Oct 1919. Chatteris Parochial (New Road) Cemetery.

Photograph Copyright © Martyn Smith 2002

Inside the church is w ooden plaue to the men who died in the Second World War

1939-45

ARNOLD
Donald Smith

Pte, 5831135, 4th Suffolk Regiment. 26-5-43, age 24, Prisoner of War. Son of Mr & Mrs Herbert Arnold, of West Park Street, Chatteris; husband of Mrs Arnold, 14 West Park St, Chatteris. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

ASH
Frederick John

Pte, 5783986, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. 26-2-43, age 20. Son of Ebenezer & Minnie Ash, of 43 Huntingdon Rd, Chatteris. Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.

BARNES
Francis Herbert

Sgt (Drill instructor), 5826144, 70th Suffolk Regiment. Died at Ipswich 6-4-41, age 27. Son of Mrs & MRs F W Barnes, 27 Burnsfield Estate, Chatteris; husband of Mrs Barnes. Chatteris Parochial Cemetery, Cambs.

BEEBY
Cyril Eric

Pte, 5783546, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 9-7-44, age 21. Son of Sidney & Daisy Elizabeth Beeby, of 22 Burnsfield Estate, Chatteris. Cambes-En-Plaine War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

BULL
Victor Charles Frederick

Ord Seaman, P/JX 296532, HMS Airedale, Royal Navy. 15-6-42, age 18. Son of Charles & Caroline Bull, of 1 Willey Terrace, Chatteris. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

BURKETT
George Alfred

L/Sgt, 5933705, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Died of beri-beri 4-9-43, age 40, Prisoner of War. Son of Harry & Katherine; husband of Bessie Louiza Burkett, of 21 High St, Chatteris. Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

CARLEY
Leonard

Dvr, T/274379, Royal Army Service Corps. 5-6-42, age 21. Son of Cecil & Ethel Carley, of 105 Huntingdon Rd, Chatteris. Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya.

CAVANAGH
Peter

[Kavanagh in CWGC] Stoker 2nd Class, HMS Cabot, Royal Navy, d 28/5/1940, age 33. Son of James and Mary Kavanagh, of Kilmacow. Lived High St, Chatteris. Buried: KILMACOW CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD, County Kilkenny, Ireland, Republic of.

CLARK
William Henry
2nd Lt, 197126, ACompany, 9 platoon, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13-2-42, age 21. Born 18-12-20, admitted to school 17-9-20, left 26-7-38. Son of John William & Annie Clark, of The Gables, Chatteris. Attended March Grammar School and studied architecture at Liverpool University. Buried Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Also listed March Grammar School.
COLE
Margaret Roseanna

Third Officer, HMS Braganza, Women's Royal Naval Service. 19-1-46, age 30. Daughter of Charles & Catherine Cole, of Chatteris. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. The Cambs Times of Friday, 1/2/1946 carried a small front page story which says that Margaret Cole had been found dead in a locked hotel room in Karachi on the day that she was due to return to England after 3½ years in India. She had been in the WRNS for five years. It also mentions that the story was reported by the national press the previous Saturday. Some of her things had already been sent home to her parents ahead of her expected return.

COOPER
Frederick William

Pte 5780790, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 8-7-44, age 29. Son of Mrs F Cooper, 19 West St, Chatteris; husband of Mrs Joyce Cooper, Smeeth Rd, near Wisbech. Cambes-en-Plaine War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

CURTIS
George Arthur

Pte, 5933072, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. 18-1-42, age 21. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

DALE
John Thomas

Pte, 5933042, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Died of cholera 16-7-43, age 34, Prisoner of War. Son of the late Mr & Mrs W J Dale, Swing Brow, Chatteris. Kanchanburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

DESBOROUGH
Ernest Jack

Petty Officer, Airman, L/FX 523614, HMS Natcatcher, Royal Navy. 1-3-46, age 20. Son of Ernest William & Clara Desborough, of Chatteris. Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.

FISHER
Donald

Pte, 5933486, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 12-9-44, age 23, Prisoner of War. Son of Mr & Mrs Frank Fisher, of 24 Willey Terrace, Chatteris. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

GRAVES
Reginald

L/Bdr 1107461, 11 (Honourable Artillery Coy) Rgt, Royal Horse Artillery. 22-11-42. Son of Mr & Mrs H Graves, Marina Villa, Wood St, Chatteris. Naples War Cemetery, Italy.

HAYLETT
Joseph Aaron

Leading Aircraftman, 1256573, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died of illness 23-1-44, age 23. Son of Aubrey & Florence Haylett, of New Rd, Chatteris. Imphal War Cemetery, India.

LAWS
Douglas Charles

Flight Sgt, Pilot, 1260997, 18 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12-10-41, age 23. Son of Charles & Lily Laws, of 16 Railway Lane, Chatteris. Chatteris Parochial Cemetery, Cambs.

MARRITT, DFM
William Arthur

Pilot Officer, Flight Engineer, Instructor. 182843, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 16-1-45, age 23. Son of Fred John & Mildred Florence Marritt, of Horseway, Chatteris. Awarded DFM in June 1944 after 45 operational flights. Chatteris Parochial Cemetery, Cambs.

MINETT
Matthew Henry

Bdr, 1142787, 64 (The Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Rgt, Royal Artillery. 22-11-42, age 27. Son of Matthew Henry & Mary Ann Minett, of Chatteris; husband of Winnie, of Chatteris. Tabarka Ras Rajol War Cemetery, Tunisia.

PALMER
George Frederick

Pte, 5779628, 5th Norfolk Regiment. Died of dysentery 3-1-44, age 31. Son of Mr & Mrs H Palmer, 46 Burnsfield Estate, Chatteris. Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan.

PAUL
Alfred Russell

Pte, 5827869, 1st Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Missing in action, 13 February 1942, aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs W Paul, 72 High St, Chatteris. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

PAYNE
William James

Pte, 14592039, 1st East Lancashire Regiment. 2-3-45, age 22. Son of William & Caroline Payne, of Stocking Drove, Chatteris. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

PETTIT
Roger Gordon

L/Cpl, 5831024, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. 19-5-44, age 24. Son of Celia Maria Pettit (later Mrs D Brown, 34 Wenny Estate, Chatteris) of Chatteris. Imphal War Cemetery, India.

PORTER
Charles Alec 'Jack'

Sgt, 5933070, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, age 24, Prisoner of War. Son of Archie & Louisa Porter, of 17 New Rd, Chatteris. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

PRITCHARD
Desmond Stanley

Gnr, 1127976, 112 Medium Rgt, Royal Artillery. 8-2-45, age 23. Son of Mr & Mrs R Pritchard, of 17 Wenny Estate, Chatteris. Jenkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.

RICHARDSON
John Francis

Pte, 5933399, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, age 23, Prisoner of War. Son of William George & Rose Hepzibah Richardson, of 1 Edward St, Grantham (formerly New Rd, Chatteris). Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

RUSTON
John Chatten

Flight Sgt, Wireless operator air, 1337246, 48 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, flew Dakotas. Missing on flight between Meilktila & Chittagong 5-9-45, age 23. Son of Walter & Elizabeth Ann Ruston, of of 13 Delve Terrace, Chatteris. Had previously escaped from Holland after being shot down. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmur.

RUTTER
Dudley Leicester

Lt, 74455, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. 18-1-42, age 33. Son of James A & Helen Rutter, Gaywood, King's Lynn. Employed at Barclay's Bank, Chatteris. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

SALISBURY
Henry Stephen

Pte, 5826522, Signal Section, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Wounded in retreat to Dunkirk, died of wounds at Bruges 18-6-40, age 23. Son of Robert & Margarite Salisbury, of Ryebury, Rosemary Lane, Chatteris. Bruges General Cemetery, Belgium.

SCALLY
Dennis Frederick Joseph

Writer, P/MX 80371 HMS Tamar, Royal Navy. Died of pneumonia 11-4-43, age 29, Prisoner of War since January 1942. PoW at Osaka, Japan. Son of Vincent Joseph & Jane Scally, of Chatteris. Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan.

SHILLING
William

Pte, 5833647, 4th Suffolk Regiment. 15-2-42, age 21. Son of Mrs A Parfrey, of Syler's Farm, Somersham; lived with his grandmother at 3 Moxon's Passage, Chatteris. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

SINDEN
Charles Frederick

Pte, 5933397, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. 30-5-43, age 23, Prisoner of War. Died of cholera at Takanun. Son of Charles Henry & Ella Blanche Sinden, of 21 New Rd, Chatteris. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

SMITH
James Albert
L/Cpl 5832248, HQ 242 Provost Coy, Corps of Military Police. Died of wounds 18-6-44, age 31. Son of George William & Mary Ann Smith; husband of Mrs Elsie Smith, of Willow Hall, Thorney. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.  
SNEESBY
Sidney

Pte, 5830929, 5th Suffolk Regiment. 15-2-42, age 22. Son of Sidney & Sarah Elizabeth Sinden, of 13 Willey Terrace, Chatteris. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

STEADMAN
Edward

Pte, 5959719, 1/6 The Queen's Royal Rgt (West Surrey). 8-12-44, age 38. Son of Joseph & Sarah Steadman, of Bow, London: husband of Grace Steadman, of 110 High St, Chatteris. Sittard General Cemetery, Netherlands.

VINCENT
Roger John

Flight Sgt, Air gunner, 1604859, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died in flying accident 10-1-45, age 22. Son of Frederick & Annie Margaret Vincent, of Mill House, Chatteris. Chatteris Parochial Cemetery, Cambs.

WHITNEY
Dennis Ivor

Sgt Pilot, 1468381, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 13-5-44, age 22. Son of Philip Moore Whitney & Florence Olive Whitney, of Station St, Chatteris. Chatteris Parochial Cemetery, Cambs.

Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:

BROOKS
James William

[Also listed as BROOKES] 5932917, Pte, CCompany, 2nd Btn. Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. , died at sea, 21 September 1944, age 33. Husband of Prudence Brooks, Russell Square, Wimblington. Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Listed on the Wimblington memorial

ROSE
J L

Possibly: Pte. Joseph Leonard Rose, 2nd Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., d 15/2/1942, age 23, commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Son of William Rose, and of Annie Rose, of Dudley, Worcestershire.

SQUIRES
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