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DRY DRAYTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme

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"In Honoured Memory of"

  1914-1918
ANABLE Harry
Private 18721, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 20. Born Dry Drayton, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Lydia Anable, of Dry Drayton, Cambridge, and the late Samuel Anable. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

BROOKE [Arthur] Goulburn
Second Lieutenant, Northants Yeomanry & 28 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in flying accident, 10th December 1916, at Gosport Hants. Aged 22. Son of John Marsland Brooke & Jane Brooke,of Childerley Hall. The aircraft, a Henri Farman, stalled & crashed from 200ft. The aircraft's other occupant, Second Lieutenant William Desmond Guthrie Lotan, from Dublin (Royal Munster Fusiliers & Royal Flying Corps) was also killed and is buried at Clare, Co. Kildare. Buried near the south boundary in SS. PETER AND PAUL CHURCHYARD, DRY DRAYTON, Cambridgeshire. See also Childerley and The Leys School.
BROOKS William George
Company Sergeant Major 3/9896. 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Islington, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1C and 2A

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DOGGETT Leonard Herbert
Private 59471, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died of wounds on Monday, 30th September 1918. Born Horningsea, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. C. Doggett, of Top Farm, Dry Drayton, Cambridge. Buried in DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 45.
FENSOM Frederick Arthur
Lance Corporal 7777 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Sunday, 3rd October 1915. Age 25. Born Dry Drayton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Ann Fensom, of Dry Drayton, Cambridge, and the late Charles Fensom. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.
FENSOM Walter
Private 265973, Royal Scots, Fusiliers transferred to 483426, 665th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps who died on Friday, 6th December 1918. Age 26. Son of Charles and Ann Fensom, of Dry Drayton; husband of R. G. Fensom, of Honey Hill Lane, Dry Drayton, Cambs. Buried near road boundary in SS. PETER AND PAUL CHURCHYARD, DRY DRAYTON, Cambridgeshire.
HANKIN Elias [William]

Private 23687, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 22nd March 1918. Born Girton 28th December 1879, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George and Ellen (nee Longstaff) Hankin, of Dry Drayton, Cambridge. Husband of Lily; father of Stanley, Victor and Ivy. In the 1911 census he is listed as married to Lily for 5 years, aged 31, Agricultural Labourer, born Girton, resident High Street, Dry Drayton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

HANKIN Sidney
[Spelt Sydney Hankins on CWGC] Private 25170, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards who was killed in action on Thursday, 28th March 1918. Born Girton 28th January 1883, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Ellen (nee Longstaff) Hankin, of Dry Drayton, Cambridge; married to Eliza Jane with three children. In the 1911 census he is 28 years old, an Agricultural Labourer, married to Eliza Jane, born Girton, resident Catch Hall Farm, Huntingdon Road near Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also Croxton War Memorial

HANKIN Walter
Private 14440, "F" Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Wednesday, 19th July 1916. Age 23. Born Dry Drayton 1893, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George and Ellen (nee Longstaff) Hankin, of Dry Drayton, Cambridge. IN the 1911 census he is the youngest child of George and Ellen, Hankin, aged 17, a Farm Labourer, born Dry Drayton, resident Duck End, Dry Drayton. Buried in NEWPORT CEMETERY, LINCOLN, Lincolnshire. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 120A.
IMPEY Charles
Private 13586, 3rd Battalion posted 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Born Dry Drayton 29th August 1875. Enlisted at Cambridge 21st September 1914 posted 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment 23rd September 1914, resident Pettits Lane, Dry Drayton. Husband of Ellen Impey, father of Leonard, Adad, Harriet and Rose. Height 5 feet 3¾ inches, eyes grey, hair brown; religion Church of England; Labourer by trade. Discharged from Army 19th October 1914. In the 1911 census Charles Impey is listed as Head, married 7 years to Ellen, aged 34, Farm Labourer, born Dry Drayton, resident Pettits Lane, Dry Drayton.
IMPEY, M.M. Horace Victor
Lance Corporal 25008, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday, 28th March 1918. Age 32. Born Dry Drayton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Impey, of Dry Drayton, Cambs. In the 1911 census he is listed as a son of Elizabeth Impey (widow), aged 26, born 1885, Farm Labourer, born Barton, Cambridgeshire, resident Duck End, Dry Drayton. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 20.
RADFORD Ernest
Private 2629, 38th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 28th May 1917. Aged 26. Born Toft, Cambridgeshire. Son of Arthur John and Alice Radford, of Childerley, Caxton, Cambridge, England. In 1909, ERNEST RADFORD of Caldecote married Sarah Badcock of Caldecote. Arrived in Australia aged 19. Farm Labourer. Enlisted Junee, New South Wales, 13th September 1916, aged 25, height 5 feet 5 inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion medium, eyes blue, hair brown. Church of England. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 5. See also Caldecote and Childerley.
RIVERS Alfred George
Lance Corporal 14176, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 10th December 1917. Born Sproughton, Suffolk. Enlisted Chelmsford. Resident Lolworth, Cambs. In the 1911 census he is the eldest child of Alfred and Elizabeth Rivers, afed 16, a Domestic Gardener, born Sproughton, Suffolk, resident 30 Priory Grove, Priory Street, Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 to 99.
TACK Allan
[Also listed as Allen Tack on SDGW and several other sources including census] Private 16893, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Aged circa 18. Born Papworth St Agnes, enlisted Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the son of John Thomas and Mary Ann Tack, aged 13, at school, born Papworth St AGnes, resident Scotland Road, Dry Drayton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

THOMPSON Walter Aylott
[Listed as Walter Aylett Thompson on CWGC] Private 103042, 2/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th April 1918. Born Dry Drayton. Enlisted Cambridge. Resident Dry Drayton. Formerly 23927 Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

"who laid down their lives for their Country in the Great War 1914-1918.
R.I.P."

"Also"

1939-45
KESTER Douglas James
Private 5834681, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 12th February 1942 during the Japanese invasion of Singapore. Age 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. I. Kester, of Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 55.

RICE John William
Private 5932777 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died as a Japanese Prisoner of War on Thursday, 14th September 1944. Age 23. Son of Arthur and Blanche Rice, of Girton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 60.

"1939 - 1945"

Last updated 2 September, 2013

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