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CROXTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands in the churchyard beside the path leading into the church. The memroial takes the form of an Aberdeen Granite Celtic Cross on a three-tiered plinth; it was unveiled in May 1920. Inside the church is a hand written Roll of Honour naming all the men who served from Croxton, their Regiment and other basic details.

 IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE CROXTON MEN WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY DURING
THE GREAT WAR, 1914 TO 1919


Handwritten Roll of honour to all
Croxton Men who served in
World War 1
hanging inside the church.

War memorial standing outside the entrance to the church

Photographs
Copyright © Martin Edwards - 2000

1914-1918
ASHCROFT Edward
Gunner 102259, 234th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who died of wounds on Tuesday, 17th July 1917. Aged 31. Born Croxton, enlisted Chichester, resident Felpham, Sussex. Son of Thomas and Mary Ashcroft, of Croxton, nr. St. Neots, Cambs; husband of Mrs. Ashcroft, of Resthome Cottage, Cocking, nr. Midhurst, Sussex. Buried in BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row M. Grave 28.
BRACE Charles
Private, died aged 34, September 1920.
BRACE Frank
Corporal, 9001, "C" Coy. 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 13th March 1915, aged 28. Son of Frank and Ethel Brace, of Croxton Kennels, Cambs. Born Croxton, Cambridgeshire, enlisted St Neots, Huntingdonshire, residetn St Neots. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. D. 5.
BRACE Herbert
Private, 15840, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 22nd March 1918, aged 24. No known grave. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29
FLINDERS William
Private, 13742, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Sunday, 26th August 1917, aged 40. Buried in Hargicourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Aisne, France. Grave A. 12.
HANKIN Sidney
Private, 25170, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards who died on Thursday, 28th March 1918, aged 34. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also Dry Drayton War Memorial
LUNNISS Frank
Private, 20856, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment who died of wounds on Sunday, 27th August 1916. Aged 17, was Hunts Cycle Battalion. Brother of Mr. H. Lunniss, of The Leeds Arms, Eltisley, St. Neots, Hunts. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B
MEEKS Percy
Driver, 523871, Royal Engineers who died of illness on Monday, 10th March 1919, aged 24, was Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of David Meeks, of White Hall, Croxton; husband of Florence A. E. Matthews (formerly Meeks), of 36, Greenhill St., Bedford. Buried in the north-west corner of Croxton (St. James) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire.
NEWTON, M.V.O. Denzil Onslow Cochrane

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© Martyn Smith 2002
Captain, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.) who died of wounds on Saturday, 9th January 1915, aged 35 near Dickesbusch, Flanders. Order of the Rising Sun (Japan). Son of the late George Onslow and Lady Alia Newton of Croxton Park, Cambridgeshire. Also served in the Boer War and originally retired from the Army in 1910. Buried in Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave B. 2a.
REDMAN George
Private, 19870, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday, 20th April 1916, aged 16. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33
SAYWELL Albert E
Private, 13784, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds, aged 36, Thursday 1st June 1916. Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'abbe, Somme, France. Grave I. E. I.
SEYMOUR George W H
Rifleman, R/40863, King's Royal Rifle Corps who died of wounds on Sunday, 1st September 1918. aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Seymour, of "The Kennells," St. Neots, Hunts. Native of Croxton, St. Neots. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave R. II. R. 10.
WEBB William
Private (possibly L/Cpl), 8745, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds aged 27 on Tuesday, 25th May 1915. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France Grave I. F. 83.
WILKINSON Charles F
Private, 56733, 14th (Welsh Cyclist) Battalion, Welsh Regiment who died of wounds aged 19 on Tuesday, 6th February 1917. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Boezinge, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. S. 18.
Inside the church is a plaque
FINCH-HILL Aubrey Charles

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© Martyn Smith 2002
Captain, Royal Air Force. Died on active service in France 24th November 1918. Age 43.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

On the left hand side of the memorial.

WORLD WAR
1939-45

HAYDEN

Frank Richard

Driver, T/268954, Royal Army Service Corps who was Killed in North Africa on Wednesday, 17th March 1943, aged 21. Son of James R. and Margaret Hayden, of St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. Buried in TABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Grave 3. C. 22.

Last updated 16 March, 2012

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