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DUXFORD WAR MEMORIAL

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The war memorial stands on the village green in front of the parish church of St. Peter. It takes the form of a Celtic cross made from Portland stone on a tapered shaft mounted ona plinth with a square base. The inscription is on the front face of the shaft; the memorial is is surrounded by a a chain link fance mounted on iron posts. There are 154 names listed for World War 1 and 9 for World War 2. The memorial is the responsibility of the parish council and in thearly part of 21st century was cleaned and the letters repainted. The memorial was originally unveiled on 1 February 1920 by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely; the masons were Farmer & Brindley. Monies for the memorial, £240, were raised by public subscription.

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1914-1919
ARNOLD, MM

James

Private 20436, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 12th September 1917. Aged 36. Born Whittlesford, enlisted Cambridge. Son of James and Caroline Arnold, of Whittlesford, Cambridge; husband of Rose Ellen Arnold, of St. John St., Duxford, Cambs. Awarded Military Medal. Buried in HARGICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 16.
BLACKWELL

Allen

Corporal 707220, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regiment) who died on Wednesday, 6th November 1918. Aged 31. Born 28th May 1886 in Cambridge. Son of James and Ann Blackwell, of Duxford, Cambs.; brother of Mrs Ethel Andrews of Benenden, Kent. By trade a farmer. Single man. Passed fit June 30th and enlisted 1st July 1916 at Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada aged 30 years and 2 months. Height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 37 inches, complexion dark, eyes blue, hair black. Religion Church of England. Buried in QUIEVRAIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Quievrain, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 787 - 46
BLACKWELL, MM

Horace

Rifleman A/2007, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps who died of wounds on Thursday, 21st March 1918. Born Cambridge, enlisted Birmingham, resident Belvedre, Kent. Awarded Military Medal. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 61 to 64
BOWMAN

Owen Edgar

Private 615567, 1st/19th Battalion, London Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 19th April 1918. Aged 31. Born Duxford, enlisted and resident St Pancras, Middlesex. Son of Charles Bowman, of Green St., Duxford, Cambridge. Buried in MONS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 9.
BRAND

Edward John

Sapper WR/290183, 96th Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers who died on Tuesday, 4th February 1919. Aged 21. Son of Jennifer Abigail Brand, of Heath Cottages, Duxford, Cambs. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 13A.
BRAND

Horace Everard

Private 13772, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Aged 19. Born Duxford, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Jesse Brand, of The Wheatsheaf, Duxford, Cambs, and the late Mary Ann Brand. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

CARTER

John

Private T/202000, 2/4th Battalion, Royal West Surry Regiment (Queen's). Born Duxford, resident and enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex. Killed in action Thursday 27th December 1917 in Egypt. Formerly 9873, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section Q. Grave 117.
FLACK

George

Rifleman 747, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Born West Wickham, enlisted Haverhill, Suffolk, resident Cherry Hinton. Killed in action Wednesday 26th August 1914 in France & Flanders. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
JONAS

Frank Charlton

Captain, 1/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 31st July 1917. Aged 36. Son of George and Jane Jonas, of Duxford, Cambs.; husband of Maria Jonas (nee Swallow), of Grithow Field, Madingley Rd., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52 and also in St Peter's Parish Church, Duxford.

A brass plaque in St Peter's parish church reads:

To the memory of Frank Charlton Jonas
Captain 1st Battn. Cambridgeshire Regt
Killed in action near St. Julien
July 31st 1917, aged 36 years.

See also the War Memorials Archive Blog - Captain Jonas and the Menin gate

MYNOTT

John

Sapper 154529, 88th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died Monday 23rd July 1917 in Mesopotamia. Born Whittlesford, enlisted Sawston, resident Duxford. In the 1911 census he is listed as John Mynott, aged 21, a Carpenter, born Whittleseford, resident Green Street, Duxford, son of Susan, unmarried. . Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XX. Row E. Grave 4.
RICHARDSON

George Edward

Private 8604, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Linton, Cambs, enlisted Bedford. In the 1911 census he is the stepson of George Lee, he is aged 16, a Farm Labourer, born Linton, resident St John Street, Duxford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

ROWLINSON

Horace

Private 204956 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 23rd November 1917. Aged 20. Born Duxford, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frederick and Priscilla Rowlinson, of High Street, Duxford, Cambs. Formerly 5262, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 104 to 105
SAYER

Victor Harvey Craske

Private 13767 "A" Company 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 2nd August 1916. Aged 21. Born Great Wilbraham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of William and Ellen Sayer, of Station Rd., Duxford, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

WICK

[Harry] Basil

Private 7602, 19th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Born and enlisted Colchester, resident Great Eversden. Killed in action Tuesday 28th December 1915 in France & Flanders. Buried in WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 16. Also on the Eversden memorial.
WOODLEY

Charles Albert

Second Lieutenant attached 9th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who was killed in action on Tuesday, 8th October 1918. Aged 26. Son of Stephen and Matilda Woodley, of Cambridge Rd., Duxford, Cambridge. Buried in PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY, Aisne, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 20.

A brass plaque in St Peter's parish church reads:

IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES WOODLEY,
2ND LIEUT. K.O.Y.L.I.
BELOVED SON OF STEPHEN & MATILDA WOODLEY
OF DUXFORD.
KILLED IN ACTION ON OCTOBER 8, 1918.
AGED 26.
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."

1939-1945
BROWN

Colin McIntyre

Second Lieutenant 117831, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who died on Tuesday, 9th September 1941. Aged 23. Son of Charles McIntyre Brown and Frances Lilian Brown, of Duxford. Buried in DUXFORD (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. S.E. Section.
CULHAM

Frank Arthur

Sergeant 742448, 14 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Wednesday, 21st May 1941. Son of Commander and Mrs. William James Culham, of Latchingdon, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 242
CULHAM

James Willmot Samuel

Temporary Lieutenant. H.M. Submarine Regent, Royal Navy. Died 1 May 1943. Aged 24. Son of William James and Winifred Clara Culham, of Lolworth, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
HAYLOCK

Herbert Armistice

Driver 2093005, 287 Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Saturday, 25th September 1943. Aged 23. Son of Albert and Ellen Haylock, of Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY. Plot B1. Row N. Grave 8. See also Sawston Village College Memorial.

HOWE

Douglas Victor

Private 5933523, 1st Battalion (Cambridgeshire Regiment), Suffolk Regiment who died on Monday, 5th August 1940. Aged 21. Son of Charles and Florence Howe, of Duxford. Buried in THRIPLOW (ST. GEORGE) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. Row 4. Grave 10. See also Sawston Village College Memorial.
MARRIOTT, DFM

Philip S

Flight Lieutenant 119348, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 11th March 1943. Aged 27. Son of Samuel Hugh and Emily Marriott; husband of Joan Mary Marriott. Possibly born in the October to December Quarter 1915 in the Wariwck Registration District. Buried in S.E. Section of DUXFORD (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. Grave 3.
MILES

Eric Arthur

Private 14659932, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghsmshire Light Infantry who died on Saturday, 24th March 1945. Aged 20. Son of Arthur H. and Annie Miles, of Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 36. Row A. Grave 9.
MOULE

George Ernest

Able Seaman P/JX 261616, H.M.S. Fidelity, Royal Navy who died on Friday, 1st January 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 75, Column 2.
SKEATES

James Stanley

Fusilier 5783229, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) who died on Tuesday, 5th September 1944. Aged 23. Son of James Louis and Betsy Constance Skeates, of Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row A. Grave 5. Also on the Sawston Village College Memorial.

"OUR GLORIOUS DEAD"
"R.I.P."

Last updated: 17 December, 2013

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