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COLDHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown

There are two memorials were orginally within St Ethelreda's Church, Main Road, Coldham but have been moved to St Mark's Church, Friday Bridge when the church was closed and masde redundant. The first is for World War 1 and takes the form of a nowy-headed brass plaque on a backboard. It lists nine names for World War 1. The second is for World War 2 and takes the form of a stone tablet.

Photographs Copyright © Dave Edwards 2010

 

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN
OF COLDHAM WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
BARNES

George

145490 Gnr, C Bty, 155th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 2-8-18. Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France.

BETTS, MC, DCM & Bar

Harry

Photograph Copyright © Chris Harley 2008

325753 CSM, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-8-18. Awarded MC, DCM and Bar. Aged 22, son of Mr & Mrs James Betts, lived Twenty Foot Sidings. Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette. See also March Memorial and Guyhirn and Ringsend Memorial

BOYCE

Albert

4128 Pte, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-11-16. Husband of M Stearne (formerly Boyce), 49 North Street, March. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

FINCHAM

John William

20755 L/Cpl, 11th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16. Son of Grimmer & Rebecca Fincham, 133 West End, March. Ovillers Military Cemetery. His wife is buried in Tydd churchyard, along with 2 of his daughters. See also Tydd St Giles and March.

  Photograph Copyright © Stuart Bingham 2002

 

GREENWOOD

Reginald

5881 Sgt, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-8-16, age 21. Son of R S & M A Greenwood. Stags Holt. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

GREEN

Stanley

G/59966 Pte, 7th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 13-10-17. Son of Mr & Mrs George Green. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

HALL

George William

29148 Pte, 1/6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 18-8-17, age 24. Son of Mr & Mrs J Hall, of Coldham. Husband of Sarah Ann Hall, of Wisbech. Formerly 43983 Northumberland Fusiliers. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

MURFITT

Charles W

16849 Pte, 1/5th Suffolk Regiment. Died malaria 23-10-18 (Egypt), age 21. Lived Stags Holt. Grave/memorial untraced. Second son of Mr J W Murfitt, of Stags Holt. Died at 17th General Hospital, Alexandria.

PLUMB

Arthur G

325606 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-10-16, age 19. Eldest son of Frederick & Arabella Plumb, Fen Farm, Coldham. He was a horseman for Mr J E Morton, Bedlam Farm. Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Somme, France. Also listed on West Walton Memorial

REQUIESCAT IN PACE

THIS TABLET IS SACRED TO
THE MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF COLDHAM WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF
1939-45

COPELAND

George Albert

Craftsman, 14506669, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. 7-12-44, age 22. Son of George Trueman Copeland & Kathleen Annie Copeland; husband of Dorothy Gwendoline Copeland, of Coldham. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

JEFFERSON

Montie Louis

Spr, 209334, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. 22-9-43, age 23, Prisoner of War. Son of Louis Crawford Jefferson & Ellen Jefferson, of Friday Bridge. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmur.

LONG

Bernard

Sgt, 1624594, 166 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based Kirmington, flew Lancasters. 1-2-45, age 22. Son of Henry & Eliza Dean Long, of Twenty Foot Siding, March. Durnback War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany.

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Last updated 20 September, 2011

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