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Boer War
CHASE James

1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died of disease Modder River, 3rd February 1900, age 41. Ex-ranker, probably CSM/RSM, who was made up to Lieutenant at the end of his career. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

World War 1
BAKER Frank

Private G/67219, Royal Fusiliers, transferred to 402nd Home Service Company, Labour Corps, died 1st December 1918, age 20. Son of James and Eleanor Baker, of 79, Lynan Rd., Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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BRINKLEY Matthew
Private 42875, 1st Garrison Battalion. Suffolk Regiment. Died at home 8th May 1917, age 29. Son of Rueben and Eliza Brinkley; husband of Clara Williams (formerly Brinkley), of Sluice Outwell, Wisbech. Born at Waterside. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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COOK John Thomas
Private 325637, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at home 21st July 1917, age 21. Son of Robert Preston Cook and Elizabeth Ann Cook, of 21, Back Hill, Ely, Cambs. Born in Brixton, Surrey and enlisted in Ely. Formerly 2306, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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EVERITT Edward William

[CWGC lists him as EVERETT] Private 7605, 1/4th Yorkshire Regiment, died at home 19th January 1917, age 22., Son of Arthur William & Rose Everett of 54, Barton Road, Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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GATHERCOLE Francis Walter
Private 28508, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 30th December 1916, age 25. Husband of Emma Bidwell (formerly Gathercole), of Witchford, Ely. Enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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NEWMAN Charles Henry

Photograph Copyright © Simon Knott 2009

Private 295264, 2nd/4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Killed in France 12th September 1917. Aged 28. Son of Annie Fisher (formerly Newman), of 48, Fore Hill, Ely, Cambs., and the late Joseph Newman. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 1.

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In loving memory
of a dear boy
Charles Henry Newman
Killed in France September 12 1917
aged 28 Years.
Dearly Loved
& Never Forgotten
Mother

ROYSTON Harold Thomas

Private 15980, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 1st August 1916, age 18. Son of John Thomas Royston and his wife Rose Marshall, of Station Rd., Great Wilbraham, Cambs. Born at Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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WATSON Ralph

Acting Sergeant 5948, 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, 1st Division. Killed in action. Killed in action at Richebourg L`Avoue Sunday 9th May 1915. Enlisted in Peterborough. Born 1880 at Stuntney and baptised at Holy Cross, Stuntney on October 24th, 1880. Son of James & Elizabeth Watson of 'The Wheatsheaf', Ely. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. K. 39.

The Cambridgeshire Times, Friday May 21st, 1915 - page 8

Ely Sergeant Killed In Action

We regret to record the death of Sergeant R. Watson of the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment, who was killed in action on the 9th inst. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Watson, of The Wheatsheaf, West Fen Road, Ely. The news of his death was conveyed in a letter from driver W. Cross, Army Services Corps, who was attached to the same Regiment, and who, with the deceased, were the only two Ely men, we believe in the Northamptonshires. Writing on the 10th inst. driver Cross stated that Sgt Watson was killed on the previous day being hit in the head. In a previous letter the driver had expressed pleasure at meeting another Ely man in the same Regiment.

Sgt Watson was well known in the city and highly respected. He enlisted in the Northamptonshire Regiment at Peterborough on October 9th, 1899 and went through the South African War, gaining both the Queen’s and the King’s Medal. He was afterwards drafted to India, where he completed his twelve years’ service. He was called up on August 1st of last year and before going to the front acted as drill instructor at Weymouth for about two months. He was then a corporal and received his extra stripe in France. Sergeant Watson, who was 35 years of age, was unmarried.

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Between Wars
GARNER J H
Private GS/179036, Royal Fusiliers. Died 14th March 1920. Age 20.
GARNER W
Private 16313, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28th February 1920. Age 24.
LUDDINGTON William James Cropley
Lieutenant Colonel, East Lancashire Regiment. Born 20th December 1871. Died 26th November 1921.
World War 2
BRYANT Raymond Cyril
Lance Corporal S/282626, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 1st June 1945, age 39. Son of Adam and Harriet Bryant, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
CARTER R E
Sergeant 970045, Observer, Royal Air Force. Died 10th July 1941. Age 20. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
HARDCASTLE R D

Aircraft Woman 2nd Class 2144297, Women's Auxilary Air Force. Died 22nd May 1943. Aged 18. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

HART D F

Cadet 170, Air Training Corps. Died 24th August 1942. Aged 16. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

HOWARD Selwyn Ivo Kenneth

Corporal 5933046, 2nd Battalion. The Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 19th July 1940, age 20. Son of Edward and Edith Ellen Howard, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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LEVESQUE F J

Serjent de Section R.77456, Air Gunner, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 22nd August 1942. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

 

LOUNT R M

Warrant Officer R.80935, Pilot, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 21st October 1942. Age 21.Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

 

PAYTON Alfred William

Sergeant 1869457, 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 14th November 1944, age 21. Son of Alfred and Ethel Maud Payton, of Ely; husband of Marjorie Ann Payton, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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PAYTON George William

Pilot OfficierRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, lost on operations 19th August 1941, age 20. Son of George Robertson Payton and Elsie May Payton, of Ely, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey and also on his brothers grave in Ely Cemetery. His brother Ronald also died on service.

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PAYTON Ronald
Sergeant 1649941, 90 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 22nd September 1943, age 19. Son of George Roberson Payton and Elsie May Payton, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. His brother George William also died on service.

See also Ely World War 2 Memorial

PETERS Harold Herbert
Private 5932738, 9th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 5th May 1941, age 23. Son of Harold Herbert and Mary Lizzy Peters, of Ely; husband of Lily Peters, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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TUNNELL Leonard William
Private 5933189, 2nd Battion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 8th December 1944, age 22. Son of William and Florence Daisy Tunnell, of Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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Post War
ARCHER Goodwyn Luddington
Lieutenant Colonel, The Cambridgeshire Regiment T.A. G St. J, T.D., D.L. Died 26th November 1962. Aged 84 years. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
BECKETT John Goodwyn Allden
Colonel of the Cambridgeshire Regiment. High Sheriff 1966/7, Mayor of Ely 1977/8, Honorary Alderman of Ely. Born 1914. Died 1987. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
CARRUTHERS G
Flight Sergeant 341886, Royal Air Force. Died 22nd April 1950. Age 32. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
GOTOBED A W
Leading Aircraftman 1225551, Royal Air Force. Died 4th January 1946. Age 37. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
JOHNSON W T
Flight Sergeant 337568, Royal Air Force. Died 27th January 1949. Age 47. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
KACIR Ondrej
Pilot in the Royal Air Force. Escaped from Communist Czechoslovakia 1948. Died in Ely 28th August 1949, aged 37 years. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Also his wife Ludmila Kacir, died 21st November 1985, aged 70 years.
PARSONS J
Warrant Officer 515051, Royal Air Force. Died 12th September 1948. Age 35. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
PYE R
Corporal A8030182, Royal Air Force. Died 3rd May 1983. Age 40. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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