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COTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards
additional information John Clark

The First World War memorial sits in the churchyard at the rear of the church.

IN THE MEMORY OF THE COTON MEN WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.

THEY DIED FOR ENGLAND AND
LET US LIVE FOR ENGLAND

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2000

ALLGOOD
David
Private 1783 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 3rd October 1916. Born Coton, Cambs, enlisted Cambridge. Lived 39 Adam & Eve Row, Coton. Gardener to Dr Windgate. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B
ALLGOOD
Harry
Private 36522 6th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) who was killed in action on Tuesday, 17th October 1916. Age 35. Son of William and Elizabeth Allgood, of Coton, Cambridge. Born Coton, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 4480 Cambs Regiment. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D
BARBER
Solomon
Serjeant 16606 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Age 30. Born coton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Catharine Barber, of Brook Lane, Coton, Cambridge. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4
CHILDERLEY
[Parker] George
Lance Corporal 325037 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 9th August 1917. Age 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Childerley, of The Plough Inn, Coton, husband of Florence May Childerley, of Coton, Camb,. The family grave states his father was Simon Kidman CHILDERLEY and his mother Jane. He was the husband of Florence M CHILDERLEY and was killed in action on 9th August 1917. Formerly 325037 Cambs Regiment. Commonly known as George. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4
COUSINS
Maurice Victor
Private 242230 2nd/6th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt.) who was killed in action on Tuesday, 11th December 1917. Age 19. Enlisted Cambridge, resident Coton. Son of Luke and Maria Cousins, of Coton, Cambs. Formerly 4471, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in RIBECOURT ROAD CEMETERY, TRESCAULT, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 17.
HARTLEY
William Ernest
Naval Instructor, H.M.S. "Vanguard.", Royal Navy who was killed by internal explosion of his vessel at Scapa Flow on Monday, 9th July 1917. Aged 40. Husband of Norah W. Hartley, of 151, Yardley Fields Rd., Yardley, Birmingham. M.A. Chief Assistant, Cambridge Observatory.In the 1911 census he had been married for 1 year to Norah Winifred Hartley, aged 34, an Observatory Assistant (Astronomical0, born Walsall, Staffordshire, resident with hism wife at Rectory Farm, Coton. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 20. See also Cambridge St Giles and Cambridge Guildhall
HAZLEWOOD
Arthur
[Spelt HAZELWOOD on CWGC] Private 326288, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1918. Formerly 3517, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148.
HILL
Albert
Acting Lance Corporal O/6493 [Number is 016483 on SDGW] 81st N.A.D., Royal Army Ordnance Corps who died on Sunday, 13th May 1917. Age 27. Born Hadstock, Essex, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Hill, of Coton, Cambs. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave P. II. J. 1A.
HUNT
John William Reynolds
Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Aged 20. Son of John and Annie Elizabeth Hunt, of Manor House, Coton, Cambridge. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Perse School, Cambridge
KESTER
Albert John
Private 235484, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 21st March 1918. Enlisted Cambridge, resident Coton. Formerly 2981 Cambs Regiment. Commeorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 23 and 24
KESTER
Ellis
Lance Corporal 325358 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 26th March 1918. Born Coton, Cambs., enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 1775, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 84 and 85
KINSEY
William Edward
Lance Corporal 202972 1st/4th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 13th July 1917. Born Coton, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 2980 Cambs Regiment. Son of Mrs W Kinsey, Creeper Cottage, Coton. Buried in ROOKERY BRITISH CEMETERY, HENINEL, Pas de Calais, France. Grave B. 2.
METCALFE
Percy Bailey
Rifleman A/200591 "C" Coy. 12th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps who died on Friday, 11th January 1918. Age 34. Son of Jonas and Caroline Metcalfe; husband of Barbara Jessie Metcalfe, of Coton, Cambridge. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A
PENDRICK
[Albert] John
Private 148499, 78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 9-4-17. Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of Harold and Percy below. Son of Mr. J. Pendrick, of Whitewell Cottages, Coton, Cambridge. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: 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
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.
PITT
Reginald
Private 121965 32nd Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Inf) killed in action on Monday, 15th April 1918. Born Caxton, enlisted Cambridge, resident Coton. Son of Mr. J. Pitt, of The Footpath, Coton, Cambridge. Formerly 1848, Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XI. B. 6.

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