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ELY HOLY TRINITY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards

research Martin Edwards

This memorial was in Holy Trinity church, Ely. This is now the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral. The memorial was unveiled in May, 1922. It was situated on the south wall of the chapel near the pulpit, it WAS removed. when the access corridors to the Lady Chapel were renewed about CIRCA 2000, the memorial was reset on the wall, along with other memorials.

These details are taken from the Ely Standard of 12th May, 1922, and may contain errors, in particular the report says 80 names are on the memorial but it lists only 77. These have now been cross referenced to the actual memorial tablet, the results are below.

Photograph Copyright © Simon Knott 2010

The roll of the fallen is inscribed on alabaster, fixed on a surround of Hopton Wood stone,
the plinth and brackets being executed in Derbyshire marble’.

Further details of these men can be found on the main Ely memorial page.

Their name liveth for evermore

ARMSBY
Herbert aka Bert
Private 9131, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1915. Aged 20. Born Cambridge, enlisted Ely. Son of Mr F Armsby, Newnham St, Ely. Buried in Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 2. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
BARNARD-BAKER
Thomas
[BARNARD on memorial] [BARNARD-MODEN on the CWGC] Private, 2nd or 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Gas worker in civilian life of Back Hill, Ely. Killed by mine explosion 22 January 1916. Aged 29. Son of Mrs T. Barnard Moden, Back Hill, Ely. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
BARWICK
Rex
Private 2624, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1915. Born and enlisted Ely. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1895 in the Ely Registration District. In the 1911 census he is the son of James and Fanny Barwick, aged 16, a Motor Mechanic. born Ely, resident with his family at Railway Terrace, Ely, Ely Holy Trinity. Embarked France 14 February 1915. Buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 12. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
BECKETT
Victor Louis Sydney
Major, 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Wounded 1 July 1916, died of wounds 14 July 1916. Aged 34. Son of the late Dr. Francis Mears Beckett and Harriet Elizabeth Beckett, of St. Audrey's, Ely, Cambs. Birth registered in the Ely Registration District in the July to Septermber Quarter 1882. Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 28. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
BENTON
George Henry
Regimental Serjeant Major 3456, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire egiment. Died of wounds 7 August 1918. Aged 41. Born and enlisted Ely. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of William and Elizabeth Benton; husband of Emily Benton, of 180, Herbert Rd., Plumstead. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried in Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 15. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
BENTON
Leonard
Private 2654, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28 October 1915. Aged 19. Born Ely, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Henry and Mary Benton, of Station Road, Ely Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 35. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
BENTON
William
Corporal 325011, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1916. Born and enlisted Ely. Formerly 132, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Plot X. Row B. Grave 9. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
BIDWELL
Percy Thomas
Corporal 50107, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 10 October 1918. Born and enlisted Ely. Formerly 23689, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers, Nord, France. Plot IV, Row E. Grave 2. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
BIRD
David [William]
Private 1642, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17 March 1915. Aged 24. Born Burnt Fen, enlisted Ely.Son of Thomas and Eliza Ann Bird, of High St., Horningsea, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
BRINKLEY
Matthew
Private 47825, 1st Reserve Garrison Battalion. Suffolk Regiment. Died at home 8th May 1917. Aged 29. Born Swaffham, Norfolk, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Rueben and Eliza Brinkley; husband of Clara Williams (formerly Brinkley), of Sluice Outwell, Wisbech. Born at Waterside. Formerly 6763, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial and Ely Cemetery
BUTCHER
Sydney James
Private 54348, 76th Sanitary Section, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 22 January 1916. Aged 26. Born Ely, enlisted Preston. Son of John and Hannah Butcher, of The Limes, Market Square, Ely, Cambs. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 16. Grave 23. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
BUTLER
George

Private 15948, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Mildenhall, enlisted Ely. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

CANHAM
Arthur
Private G/2921, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 8 December 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Ely. His birth was registered in the April to June Quarter 1890 in the Ely Registration District. In the 1891 census he was aged 0, son of Henry John and Susie Canham, born Ely, resident Broad Street, Holy Trinity, Ely. In the 1901 census he was the son of Henry and Susie Canham, aged 10, born Ely, resident Ouse Cottages, Annesdale, Ely Holy Trinity. In the 1911 census he was a boarder, aged 20, unmarried, a Railway Porter, born Ely, resident High Street, Roydon, Ware, Hertfordshire. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 15. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
CANHAM
George William
Private 276312, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14 August 1918. Aged 29. Born and resident Ely, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Harry and Louisa Canham, of Ely, Cambs; husband of Lizzie Canham. Formerly 24649, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in St. Amand British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 16. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
CHAPMAN
John Henry
Private 9527, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1914. Aged 24. Born Ely St Mary, enlisted and resident Ely. Son of William Chapman, of 5, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais. France. Panel 10 and 11. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
CLARKE
Frederick Lewis
Lance Corporal 534485, "D" Company, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rfiles) posted to 17th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in qaction 22 March 1918. Aged 20. Born Shippenhill (sic), enlisted Saffron Walden, resident Ely. Son of Susan Clarke, of 20, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs., and the late Lewis Clarke. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 88. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
CLARKE
James Thomas
Gunner 622308, "B" Battery, 298th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 12 July 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of Thomas and Sarah Clarke, of 2, Potter's Lane, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
CLARKE
William
[Spelt CLARK on SDGW] Private 41844, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25 October 1918. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of Mr. G. Clark, of Back Hill, Ely, Cambs. Formerly 203313, Essex Regiment. Buried in Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 16. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
CLAYDON
William Frederick
[Spelt CLAYDEN on SDGW] Private 40385, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 March 1917. Born Bury St Edmunds, enlisted Ely. Formerly 34784, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
COLE
William
Private 225068, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of Charles Henry and Georgehannah Cole, of Willow Walk, Ely, Cambs. Formerly 1487, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
COOK
H K

[This name is not on the main Ely memorial and there are no obvious candidates for a misprint] No further information currently available

COOK
John Thomas
Private 325637, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at home 21st July 1917. Aged 21. Born in Brixton, Surrey and enlisted in Ely. Son of Robert Preston Cook and Elizabeth Ann Cook, of 21, Back Hill, Ely, Cambs. Formerly 2306, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 1024. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial and Ely Cemetery
COVILL
Leslie Charles
Private 24237, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 September 1916. Aged 27. Born Ely, enlisted Leicester. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Covill, of Ely, Cambridgeshire. Formerly 27639, Leicestershire Regiment. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 15. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
COWLEY
Albert Edward
Gunner 120085, 29th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 5 July 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Ely, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph and Jane Cowley, of 44, Fore Hill, Ely, Cambs. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 23. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
COX
Edward
Private 1000, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 April 1915. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Cox, of 44, Broad St., Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
CREAK
St Arnand
Private 7593, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 February 1915. Aged 25. Born Ely Holy Trinity, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Charles Napier Creak and Mary Ann Creak, of 25, Fore Hill, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
CROSS
Arthur Cecil
Private G/69048, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 18. Born Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Cambridge, resident Ely. Son of George Peter and Emma Cross, of 9, Council Cottages, Mirbarn's Rd., Ely; brother of George Harry (below). Buried in Meath Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 2. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
CROSS
George [Albert]
Gunner 622319, "B" Battery, 298th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds 15 May 1917. Aged 25. Born Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Ely. Husband of Mrs. E. Cross, of Annesdale, Ely, Cambs. Born Prickwillow, Ely. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row L. Grave 4. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
CROSS
George Harry
Private 1633, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 May 1915. Aged 19. Born Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Ely. Son of George Peter and Emma Cross, of 9, New Barnes Rd., Ely, Cambs; brother of Arthur Cecil (above). No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
DALTON
James
Private 7843, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 31 January 1917. Born Shipdham, Norfolk, enlisted Ely. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row D. Grave 44.
EVERSON
Herbert Scott
Sapper 229135, R.O.D, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 6 November 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Wisbech. Son of Herbert and Susannah Elizabeth Everson, of Aylsham House, 28, Barton Rd., Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 162. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
FENDICK
William Edward
[WA FENDICK on memorial] Private 3/9883, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 March 1915. Aged 42. Born Downham Market, Norfolk, enlisted Ely. Son of the late William and Elizabeth Fendick; husband of Harriet Fendick, of 41, Water Side, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
FOX
Percy [Ernest Cecil]
Acting Corporal 320315, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 8 December 1917. Aged 21. Born Ely, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Sarah Fox, of 64, Broad St., Ely, Cambs., and the late E. G. Fox. Formerly 2325, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Jerusalem Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section B. Grave 53. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
GATHERCOLE
George [Mansfield]

possibly George Mansfield Gathercole, Private G/24421, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 31 August 1916. Born Feltwell, Norfolk, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Ely. In the 1891 census he was the son ogf George H and Alice Gathercole, aged 4, born Feltwell, resident Mud Island, Feltwell. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 36.

or

George Gathercole, in 1891 census was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Gathercole, aged 6, born Ely, resident Swaisdale Drove, Middle Fen Old Bank, Holy Trinity, Ely.

See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

GRANFIELD
John Thomas
Chief Stoker 283620 (CH), H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Navy. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 9 July 1917. Born 30 July 1877 in Little Downham, Cambridgeshire. Nephew of Susan Cashburn, of Newnham Street, Ely. In the 1911 census he is aged 33, unmarried, born Downham, Cambridgeshire, resident Mediterranean, Royal Navy at Sea and in Ports Abroad, religion Wesleyan. Buried in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney, United Kingdom. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

HMS Vanguard sank 9th July 1917. The reason for her sinking was an explosion. Unstable cordite had exploded and set off the ships main magazine. She went down at her moorings with the loss of more than 700 lives. Only one officer and two ratings survived out of the whole ships compliment. The Vanguard was totally devastated by the explosion and now lies in 34m of water. Only 60 feet of her stern remains intact. In recent years she was declared a war grave therefore no diving is permitted. When visiting the Naval base museum on Hoy take the time to visit the Naval Cemetery. Here lies the men of the Battle of Jutland: HMS Hampshire & HMS Vanguard. Also HMS Royal Oak.

Newspaper cuttings state:

"The dreadnaught battleship Vanguard explodes at anchor in Scapa Flow on July 9th 1917"

"Then, a colossal numbing explosion extinguished the flame, and Vanguard was lost to sight in a black cloud of smoke, and bits of her began to rain down on the Fleet. A complete 12 inch gun turret, weighing over 400 tons, landed on Flotta over a mile away from the ship, and burning debris set fire to the moorland"

804 men lost their lives in the inferno, only two survived.

HAMEY
James Thomas
Private 87764, 13th Battalion, King's (Liver Pool Regiment). Killed in action 1 September 1918. Aged 30. Born, resident and enlisted Ely. Husband of Olive E. Hamey, of 3, Prickwillow Rd., Ely Cambs. Formerly 217648, Royal Engineers. Buried in H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 1. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
HAMMOND
Markham
Private 3/8155, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 December 1914. Born and resident Ely, enlisted Huntingdon. Born 1876 in Ely Holy Trinity. Son of Mr George Hammond, of New Barn Road, Ely. Attested at Bury St Edmunds 13 February 1900, passed fit 15 February 1900, aged 24 years 4 months, as 5480, Suffolk Regiment. Basket maker by trade. Unmarried. Height 5 feet 3¼ inches. 126 lbs, girth 34-36 inches.complexion fair, eyes brown, haor brown; relgious denomination Church of Eng;and. Buried in Dranouter Churchyard, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 1. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
HAYLOCK
Charles
Private T/207003, 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 23 March 1918. Born and resident Ely, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 299764, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
HITCH
Albert Matthew
Private 20698, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 8 April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Ely, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Matthew and Eliza Hitch, of Ely, Cambs. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 7. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
ILETT
Albert
Private 23751, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born and enlisted Ely. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1893 in the Ely Registration District. National School Admission Registers & Log-books for 900 give him as born 10 March 1893, son of Thomas Ilett, attending Needhams Secondary School, Ely. In the 1901 census he was the son of Jane Ann Ilett, a widow, aged 8, born Ely, resident East Side of Bull Lane, The City of Ely, Ely Holy Trinity. In the 1911 census he is a boarder, servant on a farm, aged 18, born Ely, resident Clay-Way Farm, Adelaide Near Ely, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
JUGG
George Henry
Private 325286, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 September 1916. Born Chettisham, enlisted Ely. Birth regisdtered in the October to December Quarter 1897 in the Ely Registration District. In 1901 he was waged 3, son of Henry and Mary Jugg, born Ely, resident Chettisham, Isle of Ely. In the 1911 census he is the son of Henry and MAry Jugg, aged 13, Agricultural Labourer, born Chettisham, resident Downham Road, Ely. Formerly 1643, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Embarked in France 14 February 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
KNOWLES
Harry Catchpole

Private 131481, 25th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 18 April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Ely, enlisted Newmarket. Son of May Ann Knowles. In the 1911 census he was adopted, aged 13, at school, born Ely, resident with his adopted parents Robert and Elizabeth Cook at Back Hill Ely, Ely Holy Trinity. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

LAMBERT
Frank Ewart
Serjeant 325103, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of John and Rebecca Lambert. Formerly 1212, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1894 in the Ely Registration District. In the 1901 census he was the son of John and Rebecca Lambert, aged 6, scholar, born Ely, resident Waterside, Ely. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, son of Rebecca Lambert (a widow), Painter And Plumber Journeyman, born Ely, resident Waterside, Ely. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 13. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
LAWRENCE
Geoffrey
Serjeant 32503, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment attached 6th Depot, King's African Rifles. Died 24 November 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mrs. L. Hobbs, of 48, Childebert Rd., Balham, London. Born at Ely, Cambs. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1893 in the Ely Registration District. In the 1901 census he is th gradnson of William and Harriet Lawrence, aged 8, born Cambridgehsuire, resident Back Drove Middle Inn, Stuntney, Ely St Mary. In the 1911 census his name is spelt Jeffrey, boarder, aged 17, agricultural labourer, born Middlefen, Ely, resident The Queen Adelaide, Adelaide Near Ely. Buried in Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania. Plot 5. Row E. Grave 13. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
LAWRENCE
Walter
Private M2/156231, 612th Mechamised Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 13 February 1919. Aged 27. Son of Abraham and Anna Lawrence; husband of Mary Elizabeth Lawrence, of 42, Hatton Gardens, Newark. Born at Ely. In the 1901 census he was the son of Abraham and Hannah Lawrence, aged 8, born Ely, resident Waterden, Ely Holy Trinity. Buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery, Nottinghamshire. Grave reference O. B. "U". 185. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
LAYTON
Alfred
Private 3/9442, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 February 1915. Born and enlisted Ely. In the 1901 census he is the stepson of John Frazer, son of Mary Frazer, aged 16, Earrand Boy, born Ely, resident Broad Street, Ely. In the 1911 census he is the stepson of John Frazer, son of Mary Frazer, aged 25, labourer on Farm, born Ely, resident Broad Street, Ely. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
LEE
Benjamin
Private 15507, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 10 April 1915. Aged 20. Born Adelaide near Ely, enlisted Ely. Son of George Lee and Eliza Lee, of Short Drove, Adelaide, Ely. In the 1901 census he was the son of George and Eliza Lee, aged 6, born Cambridgeshire, resident Prickwillow Road, Prickwillow, Ely Holy Trinity. In the 1911 census he was the grandson of Thomas Lee (a widower), son of George and ELiza Lee, aged 16, an agricultural labourer, born Adelaide, Ely, resident Padnal Short Drove, Adelaide Near Ely. Buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
LEMMON
Thomas Francis
Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1895 in the Ely Registration District. Death registered in the Ely Registration District in the January to March Quarter 1915, aged 19. No further information currently available. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
MODEN
Harold Thomas

Lance Corporal 325104, "B" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Ely. Formerly 1213, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Moden, of 14, West Fen Rd., Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 25. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

NORMAN
Walter

Private 3347, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Aged 22. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of George and Anna Norman, of 25, Station Rd., Ely. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 3. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

PAGE
Arthur
Serjeant 3/7620, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of Harry Page and brother of Herbert, below. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Plot XXX. Row G. Grave 10. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
PAGE
Herbert

Private 3/9432, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2 March 1916. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of Harry Page; husband of Eliza Page, of 9, Spring Head Lane, Ely, Cambs. Brother of above. No kniown grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

Extrcat from the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, Volume 2, Part 3, Page 211,the following:

PAGE, Herbert - Drummer, No 9432, 2nd Battalion (12th Foot) The Suffolk Regiment

Son of Harry Page, by his wife Alice, born Ely co Cambridge 1885; educated Boys National School there; joined the Militia of his county in 1898, and served in the Reserve until his time expired; called up at the outbreak of war; went to France in August 1914, was wounded in the foot at the First Battle of Ypres the following Oct, and sent to England for six months, when he joined the 1st Battalion band, and was killed in action 2nd March 1916 at St. Eloi, buried there. He was a bomb thrower and is believed to have been killed whilst engaged in the duty. He married at Ely co. Cambridge, Eliza (Springhead Lane, Ely), dau of Charles Woodbine, and had five children: Herbert, born 13th Dec 1908, Charles, born 29th May 1910, Harry, born 14th June 1912, Felixstowe, born (posthumus) 1st Sept 1916, and Alice, born 5th May 1914.

PAMMENT, DCM
Victor Frederick

Lance Corporal 16620, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 22. Born Bury St Edmunds, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Pamment, of "Cherryvale," Back Hill, Ely, Cambs. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). The National School Admission Registers & Log-book 1905 gives his date of birth as 26 February 1895, at Tayfen Terrace, Bury St Edmunds, his father was Fred Pamment and he attended Romsey Junior Middle School, Cambridge. He was baptised 6 June 1895 in St John's, Bury St Edmunds. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, son of Frederick and Sophia Pamment, a Greengrocer's Porter, born Bury St Edmunds, resident 16 Warrington Street, Newmarket. Buried in Bailleul Road East cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 16. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

PAMMENT
Edgar Thomas
Sick Berth Attendant M/4344, H.M.S. Victory, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve. Died from disease 9 February 1916 in Royal Naval Hospital Haslar from tuberculosis, peritonitis and cardiac failure. Aged 23. Born 20 December 1892 in Bury St Edmunds. Son of Sophia Pamment, Cherry Vale, Back Hill, Ely, Cambs. Enlisted 28 March 1912 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 37½ inches, fair hair, brown eyes, fair complexion. In the 1901 census he is the son of Frederick and Sophia Pamment, aged 8, born Suffolk, resident 10, Ingram Street, Huntingdon St Mary. In the 1911 census he is an Ordinary Seamna 3rd Class, aged 18, born Bury St Edmunds, resident 172 -174 Commercial Road, Portsmouth. Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 9. Grave 1. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
PATE
[John] Leslie
Private 16560, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2 March 1916. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of Thomas and Charlotte Pate, of The Junction, Adelaide, Ely. Buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 41. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
PEACHEY
Sidney Alfred
Driver 970282, 33rd Division Ammunition Column (Territorial Force - 3/2nd London Brigade), Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 17 April 1917. Born Barton Mills, Suffolk circa 1891, enlisted Plumstead, Kent. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Peachey, of Three Blackbirds Yard, Broad St, Ely. Enlisted 12 August 1914 at Plumstead, aged 23, occupation Barman, heioght 5 feet 4 inches. Spent 25 May to 23 June 1915 in Bagthorpe Military Hospital, Nottingham, with Lachoynu Cystitis, then 24 June 1916 to 19 July 1916 in the Eye Infirmary, Nottingham. then in 2nd Eastern General Hospital from 15 August to 31 August with what looks like Left Lacrimal Infection. Buried in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 16. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
PEACOCK
Arnold
Serjeant 622231, 298th Brigade (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 3 July 1917. Aged 22. Born Ely, enlisted Colchester, Essex. Son of Walter William and Alice Peacock, of 32, West End, Ely. Native of Littleport, Cambs. Born in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extensions, Nord, Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 278. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
PLEDGER
Percy Eaton
Private STK/496, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 12 July 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Ely, enlisted London. Son of Arthur Deer Pledger and Louisa Pledger, of "Koumala", 50, New Barn's Rd., Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
PLUMB
Maurice Bertram

Private G/13474, 2/4th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action in Egypt 17 December 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Plumb, of 19, Annesdale Terrace, Ely, Cambs. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section M. Grave 91.See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

PRICE
Alfred [E]
Private G/2914, 7th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 14 July 1916. Born Ely Holy Trinity, enlisted and resident Ely. Son of Mr M. Price, Broad St, Ely. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
RAY
William
Private 10988, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 29 May 1916. Aged 29. Born Wandsworth, enlisted Hounslow, resident Kensal Rise. Son of Mrs. Mary Ray, of 32, Cambridge Rd., Ely, Cambs. Buried in Berks Cemetery Extension, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 31. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
ROYAL, MM
Ernest A

Lance Corporal 5301, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Norwich, enlisted Wisbech. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

ROYAL
George Frederick

Private 41402, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20 November 1918. Aged 20. Born Ely, enlisted Newmarket. Son of John J. and Esther Royal, of Peterborough Crossing, Queen Adelaide, Fly, Cambs. Formerly 11959, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row II. Grave 8. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

RUMBELOW
Frederick
Private G/29787, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 27. Born Clayway, Cambridgeshire, enlisted and resident Ely. Son of the late John and Sarah Rumbelow; husband of Hilda Rumbelow, of 43, New Barns Rd., Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
SADLER
John Philip
Private 3/8535, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Born and enlisted Ely. In the National School Admission Registers & Log-book 1902 he is listed as born 20 March 1896, son of John Sadler, admitted to Market Street Infants' School, Ely. In the 1911 census he is the son of Philip James and Fanny Sadler, aged 17, a farm labourer, born Ely, resident Bohemond St., Ely. Buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 8. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
SCOTT
Oliver Edward
Private 8438, 1st Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 26 August 1914. Aged 27. Born Bury St Edmunds, enlisted Blackburn. Son of Robert Scott, of 61, Churchgate St., Bury St. Edmund's; husband of Emily Buzley (formerly Scott), of 52, Newnham St., Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
SEEKINGS
Reginald
Private 5248, 5th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20 November 1916. Born Burtn Fen, Ely, enlisted Ely, resident Middle Fen. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1897 in the Ely Registration District. National School Admission Registers & Log-book 1901 lists him as born 26 February 1897, son of William Seekings, admitted to Adelaide Bridge Junior Middle Infants' School, Ely. The 1901 census lists him as the son of William and Martha Seekings, aged 4, born Cambridgeshire, resident Kettleworth Farm, Ely Holy Trinity. Formerly 1031, Cambridgeshire Regiment. The 1911 census lists him as aged 14, unmarried, son of William and Marha Seekings, a Farm Labourer, born Littleport, resident Wades Farm, Middle Fen, Adelaide, Ely. Buried in Dernacourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 19. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
SMITH, MM
Abraham
Private 15784, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of J. W. and E. A. Smith, of 13 Chiefs St., Ely, Cambs. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Suffolk Cemetery, La Rolanderie Farm, Erquinghem-Lys, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 3. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
SMITH
[Owen] William
Gunner 163881, 1st/1st (Highland) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 42. Born Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Ely. Husband of Gertrude Smith, of Wood Hall, Hemel Hempstead. Buried in Anzin-St. Aubin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 21. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
SUTTON
George

Private 2633, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 39th Division. Killed in action 3 December 1916. Born in Ely 1884 and enlisted in Cambridge. Buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 18. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

TOOMBS
Reginald
Lance Corporal 205127, 12th Battalion, Tank Corps. Served in France for 12 months as a Cook. Suffered a fractured skull caused by gun shot wound, also gun shot wound in both thighs; cannot walk far; aching head and acute dizziness; eyes afflicted after reading; 17 Oct 1918 sustained wound caused through enemies action also active service conditions in France. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1898 in the Ely Registration District. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, son of George Albert and Alice Toombs, a Butcher's Boy, born Ely, resident Broad Street, Ely. Death registered in the October to December Quarter 1919 in the Ely Registration District, aged 21. Posted for duty 5 June 1915 at Ely aged 23. Went on active service 16 Ocotber 1915 and was wounde dthe next day and admitted to hospital, returned home and arrived at Reading War Hospital 12 November 1919. Discharged as permanently unfit for duty 21 February 1919. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
WAYMAN, DCM
Alfred Walter
Private 325302, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of Mr and Mrs Wayman of Potters Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Formerly 1673, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

World War 1 Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations [London Gazette 26 January 1917]:

1673 Pte. A.W. WAYMAN
For conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried a most important message under very heavy fire. He has previously done fine work.

WAYMAN
George Thomas
Private 220461, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 April 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of Mrs. Betsy Wayman, of 6, Potters Lane, Ely, Cambs. Formerly 1676, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47 to 48 and 163A. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
WEBSTER
Fisher
Private 3377, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Aged 28. Born Willingham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of James Webster, of Willingham, Cambs; husband of Emily Webster, of 28, Victoria St., Ely. Buried in Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 16. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
WILKIN
Edward
Serjeant 8820, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 11 May 1916. Born and enlisted Ely. The National School Admission Registers & Log-book 1899 gives his date of birth as 8 October 1893, being admitted to Stuntney Junior Middle Infants' School, Ely. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, son of Edward and Mary Wilkin, an agriculltural labourer, born Ely, resident Quanea Drove, Ely. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 84. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
WOODROFFE
Thomas Edward J

Company Serjeant Major F/26661, 'V' Company, Army Service Corps. Died 15 November 1917. Aged 37. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, son of A M & Susan E Woodroffe, a Grainace, born Ely, resident North Side of Waterside, The City of Ely, Ely Holy Trinity. In the 191 census he was the son of Albert M and Susan Woodroffe, aged 30, Plumber and Decorator working in farm, born Ely, resident Forehill, Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Section D. Grave 202. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

WOODROW
Eric Charles
Private 42135, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 September 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Ely, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Ishmael Robert and Emma Louise Woodrow, of 36, Victoria Street, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
WOODS
Percy Bond
Private 41239, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 25 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Ely, enlisted Newmarket. Son of George and Rosanna Woods, of 60, Broad St., Ely, Cambs. Buried in Querenaing Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 1. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial
WRIGHT
William [Horace]
Private 29281, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of George Wright, of Prickwillow Rd., Queen Adelaide, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Ely World War 1 Memorial

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