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ELY - World War 1 - Roll of Honour

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 David Edwards
additional information Chris Comber & Les Oakey; du Ruvigny's information Andy Pay

The City of Ely War Memorial was unveiled 30th April 1922.

From an old postcard
Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

1914-18

Remember with gratitude
the men who laid down their lives
in the Great War
1914 – 1918

ADCOCK

Herbert Palmer

Pte. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 28/4/1917, age 28, commemorated: Arras Memorial. Son of Mr & Mrs W Adcock, Willow Walk, Ely.
ARMSBY

Herbert (Bert)

Pte. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 19/7/1915, age 20, buried: Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of Mr F Armsby, Newnham St, Ely.
ASPLAND

Stanley Richard

2nd Lt. 61st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, died 3/10/1918, age 27, buried: Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Son of Richard and Fanny Aspland; husband of Eva C. Aspland, of "Hardcroft," Fordham Rd., Soham, Cambs.
ATKIN or ATKINS

John (T)

11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 7/9/1917, age 23, buried: Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of John and Georgina Atkin, of 83, Cambridge Rd., Ely, Cambs.
 

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.

 

See also Ely Cemetery.

BARNARD BAKER

Thomas

[BARNARD-MODEN on the CWGC] Pte 2nd or 11th Suffolk Regiment. Gas worker in civilian life of Back Hill, Ely. Killed by mine explosion 22.1.1916, aged 29. Son of Mrs T. Barnard Moden, Back Hill, Ely. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
BARNETT

Bertram Leeds Thomas

Capt., Army Service Corp, died 18/4/1915, age 39, buried: Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Son of Thomas and Sarah Barnett, of "Holm Leas," Worthing, Sussex. B.A., M.B., Camb. M.R.C.S., M.R.C.P., Solicitor.
BARNETT

Norman Henry

Pte. 1st/4th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, died 4/11/1918, age 29, buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Son of James Samuel and Priscilla Ann Barnett, of 24, Back Hill, Ely, Cambs. Enlisted Aug., 1914.
BARWICK

Rex

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 16/8/1915, buried: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Nord, France.
BAULK

James

Pte. 41699, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Division, died 15/6/1918, age 23, buried: Special Memorial at Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Samuel and Susan Baulk, of Shippea Hill Farm, Prickwillow, Ely, Cambs. Born in Maldon,Essex and enlisted in Ely. See also Prickwillow.
BEAMISS

Herbert

Pte. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died 30/12/1917, age 19, commemorated: Chatby Memorial, Egypt. Son of Mr & Mrs Beamiss, Hills Lane, Ely. Aboard troopship Aragon when torpedoed.
BECKETT

Victor Louis Sydney

Maj. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Reg. wounded 1/7/1916, died of wounds 14/7/1916, age 34, buried: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France. Son of the late Dr. Francis Mears Beckett and Harriet Elizabeth Beckett, of St. Audrey's, Ely, Cambs.
BEEDEN

Harry

Pte. 325841, 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died of wounds 24/9/1917, age 23, born Marlesford, Suffolk, enlisted Ely. Formerly 2625 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried: Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
BEER

David Stanley

Rfm. 16th Battalion London Reg. (Queen’s Westminster Rifles), died 1/7/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Henry and Mary Beer, of St. Mary's, Ely, Cambs.
BEER

William Newton

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 3/9/1917, age 23, buried: Voormezeele Enclosures No.1 and No. 2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Beer, of 52, St. Mary's St., Ely, Cambs. Born Newport, Mon. Enlisted Sept., 1914.
BENTON

George [Henry]

R.S.M. 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 7/8/1918, age 41, buried: Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois, Somme, France. Son of William and Elizabeth Benton; husband of Emily Benton, of 180, Herbert Rd., Plumstead. Served in the South African Campaign. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
BENTON

Leonard (E)

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 28/10/1915, age 19, buried: Corbie Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of Henry and Mary Benton, of Station Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire. Brother of William.
BENTON

Sidney (E)

Rfm. 16th Battalion Rifle Brigade, died 3/9/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mr Mark Benton of Ely.
BENTON

William (E)

Cpl. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 14/10/1916, buried: Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Son of Henry and Mary Benton, Station Road, Ely. Brother of Len above.
BIDWELL

Percy Thomas

Cpl. 15th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 10/10/1918, buried: Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers, Nord, France.
BIDWELL, MM

Arthur John

Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 21/8/1918, age 24, buried: Railway Cutting Cemetery, Courcelles-Le-Comte, Pas de Calais, France. Son of J. Bidwell, of 50, Water Side, Ely, Cambs, and the late Annie Bidwell.
BIRD

David William

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 14/3/1915, age 24, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Thomas and Eliza Ann Bird, of High St., Horningsea, Cambs.
BLACK

Walter

C.S.M. 2nd Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Reg.), died 8/5/1915, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
BONNETT

Bertie

L/Bdr. 49381, 352nd Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action 21/4/1918. Born and resident Prickwillow, enlisted Norwich. Buried: La Clytte Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Prickwillow.
BOWLES

George

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 28/4/1917, age 20, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs. K. Bowles, of 28, Back Hill, Ely, Cambs.
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.

 

See also Ely Cemetery.

BROWN

Maurice Victor

Pte. 8th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 27/6/1916, age 18, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Arthur and Fanny Brown, of 80, Archery Cottage, Fieldside, Ely, Cambs.
BUTCHER

Sydney James

Pte. 76th Sanitary Sect., Royal Army Medical Corps, died 22/1/1916, age 26, buried: St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of John and Hannah Butcher, of The Limes, Market Square, Ely, Cambs.
BUTCHER

Walter

Pte. TF.2033532nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment, 8th Division, died 16/8/1917, age 26, buried: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Phillip and Frances Jane Butcher, of "The Limes," Prickwillow Rd., Ely, Cambs. Born in Welney,Norfolk and enlisted Bury St.Edmunds, residence, Prickwillow. See also Prickwillow?
BUTLER

George

Pte. 15948, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 1/7/1916, born Mildenhall, enlisted Ely. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Prickwillow.
CANHAM

Arthur

Pte. 1st Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Reg.), killed in action 8/12/1916, age 26, buried: Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr & Mrs HJ Canham, Ouse Terrace, Annesdale, Ely. Born and enlisted in Ely.
CANHAM

George William

Private, 276312, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment, killed in action Wednesday, 14th August 1918, age 29. Born and resident Ely, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Harry and Louisa Canham, of Ely, Cambs.; husband of Lizzie Canham. Formerly 24549, Suffolk Regiment. Buried: St. Amand British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. B. 16.
CHAPMAN

John Henry

Private 9527, 1st Batt The Bedfordshire Regiment, 5th Division. Killed in action near Bethune 22nd October 1914, aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs William Chapman of 5, Nutholt Lane, Ely. Born and enlisted in Ely. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR 22.
CHARD

Charles Bertram

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, wounded 29th September 1916, died of wounds 4th October 1916, born Devonport, enlisted Ely. Buried: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, Somme, France.
CHENEY

William John

L/Cpl. 8287, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, killed in action 14/11/1914, born and enlisted Birmingham, resident Littleport. Buried: Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
CLARK

Ernest Richard

Pte. 22nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, died 13/11/1916, age 26, buried: Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of William and Susan Clark, of West Fen Road, Ely, Cambs.
CLARK

Frederick Lewis

L/Cpl. 1st/15th Battalion London Reg. (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles), died 22/3/1918, age 20, commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Susan Clarke, of 20, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs., and the late Lewis Clarke.
CLARK or CLARKE

William

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 25/10/1918, buried: Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of Mr. G. Clark, of Back Hill, Ely, Cambs.
CLARK or CLARKE

James Thomas

Gnr. "B" Btry., 298th Bde., Royal Field Artillery, died 12/7/1917, age 23, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Thomas and Sarah Clarke, of 2, Potter's Lane, Ely, Cambs.
CLARKE

Rowland Archer

Pte. 2nd/4th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Reg.), died at home 2/2/1916, born and resident Ely, enlisted Cantebury, Kent. Buried: Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CLAYDON

W F

possibly William Frederick CLAYDON, Pte. 296293, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th February 1917 in France & Flanders. From Holy Trinity Parish, Ely. Born and resident Haverhill, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.
COLE

William

Pte. 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, died 22/3/1918, age 22, commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Charles Henry and Georgehannah Cole, of Willow Walk, Ely, Cambs.
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.

 

See also Ely Cemetery.

CORNWELL

Arthur William

Sgt. 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards, died 1/12/1917, age 22, commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
COTTAM

Christopher

possibly Pte 9th Battn Sussex Regt. Died of wounds 22.4.1916. Link with Ely uncertain.
COVILL

Leslie [C]

Pte. 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, died 3/9/1916, age 27, buried: Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Covill, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
COVILL, MM

A

probably, Pte. Herbert Covill (M.M.) 3/7582, 2nd.Batt., The Suffolk Regiment, 3rd. Division. Killed in action on the Somme 16/8/1916. Aged 26. Son of Mrs Hannah Atkin of 22,Cambridge Road, Eley. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21
COWLEY

Albert Edward

Gnr. 29th Siege Btry., Royal Garrison Artillery, died 5/7/1917, age 21, buried: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Joseph and Jane Cowley, of 44, Fore Hill, Ely, Cambs.
COX

Edward

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 10/4/1915, age 27, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Cox, of 44, Broad St., Ely, Cambs.
COX

Robert Charles

Pte. 1st Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Reg.), died 1/9/1916, age 24, buried: Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, France. Son of Charles Henry Cox, of 39, Waterside, Ely.
CRANFIELD

John Thomas

Chief Stoker, HMS Vanguard, RN, d 9/7/1917, buried: Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney, United Kingdom.

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.

CREAK

St. Amand

Pte. 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 18/2/1915, age 25, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Charles Napier Creak and Mary Ann Creak, of 25, Fore Hill, Ely, Cambs.
CROSBY

John Claud Parry

2nd Lt. 1st Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Reg.), died 21/1/1918, age 37, buried: Estaires Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Only son of Rev. John Hawke Crosby, Precantor of Ely Cathedral, and Frances Anne Crosby; husband of Jane Frances Caroline Crosby, of The College, Ely, Cambs. Born at Cowbridge, Glam.
CROSS

Arthur [Cecil]

Pte. 1st Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Reg.), died 21/9/1918, age 18, buried: Meath Cemetery, Villiers-Guislain, Nord, France. Son of George Peter and Emma Cross, of 9, Council Cottages, Mirbarn's Rd., Ely.
CROSS

Francis James

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 13/6/1916, age 19, buried: St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of Fred and Rachel Cross, of Prickwillow, Ely, Cambs. See also Prickwillow.
CROSS

George A

Gnr. "B" Btry., 298th Bde., Royal Horse Artillery, died 7/5/1917, age 25, buried: Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Husband of Mrs. E. Cross, of Annesdale, Ely, Cambs. Born Prickwillow, Ely. See also Prickwillow.
CROSS

George Harry

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 11/5/1915, age 19, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of George P. and Emma Cross, of 9, New Barnes Rd., Ely, Cambs.
CROSS

Herbert C

Pte. 1st/5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 18/10/1917, buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Son of Mr & Mrs Cross, Potters Lane, Ely.
CRUNKHORN

Arthur

Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 18/6/1917, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. See also Prickwillow.
DALTON

James

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 39th Div., died 31/1/1917, age 28, buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Husband of Mrs Dalton, Bull Lane, Ely. Born in Shipdham, Norfolk and enlisted in Ely.
DANN

Thomas Charles

Pte. 40th Battalion Machine Gun Corps, died 12/4/1918, age 23, commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of Mrs. Alice Rebecca Dann, of 56, Cambridge Rd., Ely, Cambs.
DAY

John William

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, wounded 27/5/1917, died of wounds 28/5/1917, age 20, buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of James and Lee Hannah Day, of Old Bank, Prickwillow, Ely. See also Prickwillow.
DENNIS

E

No further information currently.
DENNIS or DENNISS

Horace

L/Cpl. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 11/4/1917, age 25, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs. E. Denniss, of Portley Hill, Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
DEXTER

George Samuel

Pte. 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 22/8/1918, age 21, buried: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
DORLING

Bert

Pte. 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Reg.), died 25/8/1918, age 21, commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of John Dorling and Ruth Victoria Dorling (Step mother), of 22, West Fen Rd., Ely, Cambs.
DRAKE

Arthur

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 1/7/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
ELSDEN

James

Pte. 8th Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Reg.), died 12/10/1918, commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
ELSEGOOD

James

Pte. 6th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Reg.), died 17/2/1917, age 27, buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. See also Chettisham.
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.

 

See also Ely Cemetery.

EVERITT

Jethro

Pte., TF329451, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 26/9/1917, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enlisted in Bury St Edmunds.
EVERSON

Herbert Scott

Spr. Royal Engineers, died 6/11/1917, age 22, buried: Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Herbert and Susannah Elizabeth Everson, of Aylsham House, 28, Barton Rd., Ely.
FENDICK

William [Edward]

Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 3/3/1915, age 42, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of the late William and Elizabeth Fendick; husband of Harriet Fendick, of 41, Water Side, Ely, Cambs.
FITCH

James William

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 26/9/17, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Stuntney and Littleport.
FLETCHER

William

Pte. 2nd Suffolk Regiment, died 24/1/1916, buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Prickwillow.
FOX

Percy [E.C.]

Cpl. 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 8/12/1917, age 21, buried: Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Son of Sarah Fox, of 64, Broad St., Ely, Cambs., and the late E. G. Fox.
FRUIN

John

C.S.M. No. 4 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery, died 17/9/1914, age 54, buried: Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Husband of Mary Fruin, of 154, Villiers Rd., Willesden Green, London.
FULLER

James Claud

Possibly: Pte. 12th Battalion, Suffolk Reg. died 26/9/1917, age 20. Buried: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Son of Ernest Alfred and Sarah Ann Fuller, of 4, Wickerwood Cottages, Horeham Road, Sussex. See also Prickwillow.
GAGE

Albert

Sgt. 1st Bty., Royal Field Artillery, died 16/10/1917, buried: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France. See also Little Thetford and Prickwillow.
GAGE

Sidney

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 1/7/1916 age 33, buried: Serre Road Cemetery No. 1, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs. S. Gage, of 5, Little Thetford, Isle of Ely, Cambs. See also Little Thetford and Prickwillow.
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.

See also Ely Cemetery.

GATHERCOLE

George [Mansfield]

Pte. 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, died 31/8/1916, buried: Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. See also Adelaide.
GENT

James Pate

Sgt. 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade, died 3/5/1917, age 21, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Barford and Hannah Gent, of Blackwing Drove, Prickwillow, Ely, Cambs. See also Little Thetford.
GENTRY

Bertram Julias

RQMS 26th Training Reserve Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 2/8/1918, age 40, buried: Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of G. and Emily Gentry; husband of L. E. Gentry (now Sadler), of 16, Riverside, Cambridge. Born at Cambridge.
GIDDENS

Alfred

L/Cpl. Royal Defence Corps, died 6/4/1918, age 50, buried: Sutton (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Giddens; husband of Ruth Giddens, of 42, Cambridge Rd., Ely. Born at Sutton.
GRAY

Herbert

Pte Essex Regiment, died 1917.
GRAY

William

Lance Corporal 31550 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 16th August 1917. Born Sawston. Enlisted and resident Ely. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
HALL

R A J

Believed to be: Gunner, 82642, Reginald Jonathan Hall, 145th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 16th May 1918, aged 24. Born Mildenhall, enlisted Lakenheath. Son of Jonathan and Caroline Hall, Burnt Fen, near Ely. Buried: Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Grave D.11.
HAMEY

James Thomas

Pte. 13th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Reg.), died 1/9/1918, age 30, buried: H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, Pas de Calais, France. Husband of Olive E. Hamey, of 3, Prickwillow Rd., Ely Cambs.
HAMMOND

Markham

Pte. 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, died 9/12/1914, age 39, buried: Dranouter Churchyard, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
HARRIS

Herbert Reginald Spencer

Pte. 45th Battalion Australian Infantry, died 15/8/1916, age 31, buried: Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval., Somme, France. Son of Dr Spencer Clabon Harris and Annie Harris, of Sunningdale, Forest Rd., Broadwater, Sussex, England. Native of Ely, Cambs, England. Formerly 13th Battalion A.I.F.
HARRIS

Sidney

Sergeant, Manitoba Regt Canadian forces died 26.9.1916. On Vimy Memorial - son of Doctor Harris, brother of Herbert Spencer Harris.
HARRISON

Zachariah

Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 28/3/1918, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. See also Adelaide.
HAYLOCK

Charles

Pte. 11th Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Reg.), died 23/3/1918, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
HILLS

Charles

Gnr. 4th Special Coy., Royal Engineers, died 13/12/1916, age 37, buried: A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France. Husband of Susan Hills (nee Pope), of 13, Hills Lane, Ely, Cambs.
HITCH

Albert Mathew

Pte. 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, died 8/4/1918, age 19, buried: Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Matthew and Eliza Hitch, of Ely, Cambs.
HOLLIDAY or HOLLIDAY

Herbert James

Pte. Machine Gun Corps, died 31/12/1917, age 19, buried: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Son of Herbert Gibson Holliday and Annie Elizabeth Holliday, of The Gravel Farm, Stretham, Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney.
HOWLETT

George Nixon

Pte. 15th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 31/10/1917, age 23, buried: Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Son of John Nixon Howlett and Ellen Howlett, of Bull Lane, Ely, Cambs.
HUDSON

Henry James

Private 23089, 2nd Border Regiment 7th Division. Killed in action at Ypres, 7th October 1917. Born in Boughton, Norfolk and enlisted in Ely. Formerly with The Norfolks (18792). Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. MR 30
ILETT

Albert

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 22/3/1918, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
JONES

C

No further information currently.
JUGG, DCM

George Henry

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 24/9/1916, age 18, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. According to official records he was awarded the MM for his part in a raid on 19/7/1916 at the Red Dragon Crater. There is no record of the award of a DCM.
KEENLYSIDE

Cecil Alexander Headlam

Capt. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 20/7/1915, age 34, buried: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France. Husband of Gladys M. Watkins (formerly Keenlyside).
KIRBY

Joseph

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 28/4/1917, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
KNOWLES

Harry Catchpole

Pte. 25th Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Inf.), died 18/4/1918, age 19, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of May Ann Knowles.
LAMBERT

Frank Ewart

Sgt. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 26/9/1917, age 23, buried: Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of John and Rebecca Lambert.
LAMBERT

Stanley

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 1/7/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Prickwillow.
LAVENDER

William

Pte. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 27/3/1918, age 30, commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of John Lavender, of Ely; husband of Florence E. Lavender, of 3, Barton Rd., Ely, Cambs.
LAWRENCE

Geoffrey

Sgt. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, attd. 6th Depot, King’s African Rifles, died 24/11/1918, age 25, buried: Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania. Son of Mrs. L. Hobbs, of 48, Childebert Rd., Balham, London, England. Born at Ely, Cambs., England. Nephew of Mr & Mrs W Lawrence, Plough Inn, Ely. See also Adelaide.
LAWRENCE

Harry

L/Cpl. 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, died 23/10/1917, age 20, buried: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westvleteren, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Joseph and Mary Lawrence, of Harrison Farm, East Tuddenham, East Dereham, Norfolk. Native of Ely, Cambs.
LAWRENCE

Walter

Pte. 612th M.T. Coy., Royal Army Service Corps, died 13/2/1919, age 27 at Newark Military Hospital, buried: Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Son of Abraham and Anna Lawrence; husband of Mary Elizabeth Lawrence, of 42, Hatton Gardens, Newark. Born at Ely. See also Adelaide.
LAYTON

Alfred

Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 8/2/1915, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LAYTON

Thomas

Pte. 1st Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Reg.), died 21/9/1918, age 19, buried: Meath Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, Nord, France. Son of Thomas and Ann Layton, of Field Side, Ely.
LEE

Benjamin

Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Reg. died 10/4/1915, age 20, buried: La Clytte Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of George Lee and Eliza Lee, of Short Drove, Adelaide, Ely. See also Adelaide.
LEE

Ernest

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Reg, died 4/8/1916, age 21, buried: Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
LEE

George William

Pte. 6032 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Division, died 13/11/1916, age 31, buried: Luke Copse British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Husband of Mrs Lee, Lynton Terrace, Deacon’s Lane, Ely. Born Littleport, enlisted in Ely.
LEE

James Henry Sydney

[HJS Lee in CWGC] Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 16/8/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Prickwillow.
LEE

Thomas

L/Cpl. 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Reg.), died 23/3/1918, commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
LEE

William

Cpl. 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Reg.), died 3/5/1917, age 28, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of William and Caroline Lee, of 29, Silver St., Ely, Cambs.
LEMON or LEMMON

Reuben Jonathan (James)

Pte. 1st/4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, died 19/7/1917, age 20, buried: Rookery British Cemetery, Heninel, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr & Mrs R Lemmon, Cambridge Road, Ely.
LEMMON

Arnold Percival

Pte. 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, died 29/9/1918, age 20, buried: Unicorn Cemetery, Vend'Huile, Aisne, France. Son of Herbert E. and Rhoda E. Lemmon, of 24, Newnham St., Ely, Cambs.
LEMMON

T

Possibly: Pte. F. Lemmon, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment, died 5/5/1915, buried: Special Memorial, Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Stuntney.
LOWE

David Edward

Private 41436 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Born Stretham, enlisted Newmarket, resident Ely. Formerly 6714, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
LOWN

Sydney

Pte. 1st/6th Battalion Manchester Regiment, died 28/3/1918, age 26, buried: Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Lown, of 10, Broad St., Ely, Cambs.
LUCAS

Charles William

[WC in CWGC] Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 15/7/1915, age 45, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Husband of Cecilia Elizabeth Lucas, of 14, Silver St., Ely, Cambs.
LUPSON

John Herbert

Pte. 3rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Reg.), 1st Canadian Division, 1st Brigade, killed in action on the Somme 9/9/1916, age 33, buried: Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison, Somme, France. Son of Mr & Mrs Richard Lupson.
MANN

Robert

Pte. 1/1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died 9/11/1914, age 22, commemorated: Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of William and Elizabeth Mann of Kenny Hill, Mildenhall, Suffolk. See also Prickwillow.
MANNING

C W

On Ely Holy Trinity Church list as 11th Battn Suffolk Regt, but not in Regimental list of dead..
MARTIN

E

Shown on the Regimental list as Royal Garrison Artillery, died 1/10/1918.
MAYLE

William John

[JW in CWGC] Pte. 26650 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 12th Division, died 9/8/1916, buried: Courcelette British Cemetery, Somme, France. Born Stuntney and enlisted in Ely. See also Stuntney.
McGEE

Bert Parker

Pte. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 12/10/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Thomas and Sarah McGee, of Stuntney, Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney.
McGEE

Edward Parker

Pte. 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, died 9/8/1917, age 25, buried: Adinkerke Military Cemetery, Furnes, De Panne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Husband of Sarah Jane Parker McGee, of Alderforth Farm, Witchford, Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney.
McGEE

James Parker

Pte. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 12/10/1916, buried: Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Thomas and Sarah McGee, of Stuntney, Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney.
McGEE

Thomas Parker

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 12/10/1916, age 23, buried: Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme, France. Son of Thomas and Sarah McGee, of Stuntney, Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney. NB. Three of the four McGee brothers, above, died on the same day.
MODEN

Harold Thomas

L/Cpl. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 27/3/1918, age 24, commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Moden, of 14, West Fen Rd., Ely, Cambs.
MODEN

John Henry

L/Cpl. R.14430 9th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 14th Division, died 20/6/1916, buried: Agny Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Moden, of 6, St. John's Place, Ely, Cambs. Born in Bloomsbury, Birmingham and enlisted in Ely.
MORRISS

Roland Ethelbert

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 39th Division. Died of wounds 7/4/1916, buried: Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of Mr. H. Y. Morriss, of 2, West End, Ely, Cambs. Born and enlisted in Ely.
MORRISS

Thomas Arthur William

L/Cpl. 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment, died 22/11/1915, commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq.
MORTISS

Henry

Pte. 3/9020, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 18/6/1917, born Ely, enlisted Ely, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
NEAL

George Albert

Pte. 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Reg.), 41st Division, died 19/3/1917, age 21, buried: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born in Littleport and enlisted in Newmarket. Next of kin, Prickwillow.
NEGUS

Herbert John

Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 20/7/1916, age 26, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. on of Mrs. Melinda Negus, of 11, Waterside, Ely, Cambs.
NEWELL

Arthur James

Pte. 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers, died 10/11/1917, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr. W. Newell, of 7, St. John's Rd., Mill Cottage, Ely, Cambs.
NEWMAN

Charles [Henry]

Pte. 2nd/4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, died 12/9/1917, age 28, buried: Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Annie Fisher (formerly Newman), of 48, Fore Hill, Ely, Cambs., and the late Joseph Newman.
NICHOLAS

George Alfred

Pte. 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, died 15/2/1917, buried: Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
NORDEN or NORDER)

Harry Arthur

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 19/9/1916 of cerbro-spinal mengitis, age 23, buried: Hem Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of William James and Susan Norden, of Stuntney, Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney, Norden on Stuntney.
NORMAN

Walter

Pte. 1st Bt Welsh Guards, died 1/12/1917, age 22, commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Son of George and Anna Norman, of 25, Station Rd., Ely.
OSBOURNE

John Charles

Pte. 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 4/5/1915, age 27, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Charles and Charlotte Osborne, of 14, West Fen Rd., Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney.
PAGE

Arthur

Sgt. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 20/7/1916, buried: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Son of Harry Page anf brother of Herbert, below.
PAGE

Herbet or Herbert

Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 2/3/1916, age 30, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Harry Page; husband of Eliza Page, of 9, Spring Head Lane, Ely, Cambs. Brother of above.

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.

PALMER

Lancelot

Pte. 15th Battalion London Reg. (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles), died 15/9/1916, age 22, buried: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Son of Jonas and Emily Jane Palmer, of Cherry Tree House, Prickwillow, Ely, Cambs. See also Prickwillow.
PAMMENT

E T

Sick Berth Attendant, HMS Victory, Royal Naval Aux. Sick Berth Reserve, died 9/2/1916, age 23, buried: Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
PAMMENT, DCM

Victor Frederick

L/Cpl. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 9/4/1917, age 22, buried: Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Pamment, of "Cherryvale," Back Hill, Ely, Cambs.
PASKE

Arthur Claud

Pte. 2nd Suffolk Regiment, died 3/3/1916, age 29, buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium. Son of Georgiana Pask; husband of Susan Pask, Tower House, Cambridge Rd, Ely. See also Prickwillow.
PATE

J Leslie

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 2/3/1916, age 19, buried: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of Thomas and Charlotte Pate, of The Junction, Adelaide, Ely. See also Adelaide.
PATE

James

Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 18/6/1917, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.]
PAYNE

George

Pte. 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, died 15/9/1918, buried: Lagnicourt Hedge Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Lived Prickwillow. See also Prickwillow and Little Ouse.
PEACHEY

Russell A

Pte. 12th Battalion East Surrey Regiment, died 7/4/1917, buried: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr & Mrs E. Peachey. See also Prickwillow.
PEACHEY

Sidney Alfred

Drv. 33rd Div. Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery, died 17/4/1917, buried: Faubourg died 'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Peachey, Three Blackbirds Yard, Broad St, Ely.
PEACOCK

Arnold

Sgt. 298th Bde., Royal Field Artillery, died 13/7/1917, age 22, buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Native of Littleport, Cambs. Son of Walter William and Alice Peacock, of 32, West End, Ely.
PLEDGER

Percy Eaton

Pte. 10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, died 12/7/1916, age 23, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Arthur Deer Pledger and Louisa Pledger, of "Koumala", 50, New Barn's Rd., Ely, Cambs.
PLUMB

Maurice Bertram

Pte. 2nd/4th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Reg.), killed in action 17/12/1917, age 22, buried: Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Plumb, of 19, Annesdale Terrace, Ely, Cambs. Born and enlisted in Ely.
POPE

Herbert

Pte. 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died 3/9/1916, age 30, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mary Ann Pope, of 17, Hills Lane, Ely, Cambs., and the late John Pope.
POWELL

Samuel William

Rifleman R/38070, 8th Batt., The Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 14th Light Division. Killed in action at Ypres 24th August 1917. Born and enlisted in Ely. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, MR 30. See also Prickwillow
PRICE

Alfred (E)

Pte. 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Reg.), died 14/7/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mr M. Price, Broad St, Ely.
PRIOR

Albert Edward

(Although in some places spelt Pryor the actual name is Prior) 1st Battn Cambs Regt died 26.9.1917 aged 20. Buried Tyne Cot. Son of Mr and Mrs Prior, Bull Lane, Ely..
PUNCHARD

Alfred

Maj. 2nd Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, died 29/3/1917, age 29, commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Son of Canon Elgood George Punchard, DD, Vicar of Ely St Mary’s 1902-1915 and Catherine Mary Punchard. Born 22/1/1886. Family memorial in Ely St Mary’s church. Previously wounded on the North West Frontier of India, in 1915.
PUNCHARD

Edmund Elgood

Lt. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, 31/10/1914, age 24, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Canon Elgood George Punchard, DD, Vicar of Ely St Mary’s 1902-1915 and Catherine Mary Punchard. Born 21/10/1890. Family memorial in Ely St Mary’s church.

From the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour, Volume 1, Part 1, Page 298,the following:

PUNCHARD, Edmund Elgood. Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, (21st Brigade, 7th Division).

2nd son of the Rev. Elgood George Punchard, D.D., Honorary Canon of Ely, by his wife, Catherine May, dau of Joseph Johnson. Born Luton co. Beds 21-10-1890, educated Haileybury (1902-08) and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1909-10), gazetted 2nd Lieut Bedfordshire Regiment 5-10-1910 and promoted Lieutenant 11-6-1912. Left Southampton 4-10-1914, returned to Dover because of submarines, 6-10-1914, left again and arrived at Zeebrugge 7-8th Oct. Bruge (St Criox), marched from 4 to 8 pm, 8 Oct, left for Coq Sur Mer, arriving at 2.30pm, bivouac at Uytkirke 9th Oct, left for Ostend at 5am, 4pm ordered back to Bruges arriving at 8pm 10 Oct. Retreated to Beernem 4 to 8 pm, 11th Oct, to Coolscamp 7.30 am 12th Oct to Roulers 13th Oct, to Ypres 9.30am to 6.30pm 14th Oct, entrenched at Halte on the Menin-Ypres road 15th Oct, skirmish with Uhlans at Gheluvelt 16th Oct, Battle of Yprs begun 17th Oct, left at 4.30am for Baecleare, arriving at 7.30pm, advanced to Terhand 18th Oct, retired to Gheluvelt 19th Oct, under heavy fire until dusk, move out towards Baecleare and entrenched 20th Oct, returned to Gheluvelt, in trenches 21st Oct, under heavy fire, worst at 3.30pm 22nd Oct, shelled from 8pm, two Bedford officers killed, first army corps expected 23rd Oct, fusilade 6am, seventh day of battle, third in trenches (night and day, unrelieved 24th Oct, reinforced by Highland L.I. and Kings Own Scottish Borderers 25th Oct, brigade hard pressed retired to Hooge 26th Oct, advanced again toward Gheluvelt, bivouac at Kruiseck 27th Oct, shelled all day in trenches from 9am, opposed by three German Army Corps 28th Oct, shelled at dawn, Yorks and Gordons retreated on Zandvorde-Gheluvelt road, trenches recovered 29th Oct, fight on Menin-Gheluvelt road and in the woods 30th Oct, trenches shelled from 2am to 1pm ordered out of the trenches at 4pm, advanced up the hill, over turnip field, by wood of Zandvorde, then ridge won 31st Oct.

He was killed in this attack, being shot at the head of his platoon, was unmarried.

The following day 300 survivors from the battalion mustered under the one officer left, Lieut Punchard was buried at Kruiseck, near Gheluvelt. He was mentioned in Field Marshall Sir John (now Lord) Frenchs Despatch of 14th Jan (London Gazette 18th Feb) 1915, for distinguished service in the field.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice - Volum 1 - September to December 1914:

LIEUT. EDMUND ELGOOD PUNCHARD, 2nd BATTN. BEDFORDSHIRE REGT., son of the Rev. Elgood George Pun-chard, D.D. Oxon, Hon. Canon of Ely, and Vicar of Ely St. Mary's, was born at Christ Church Vicarage, Luton, Beds, on the 21st October, 1890. He was educated at Haileybury from 1902 to 1908, and at the R.M.C., Sandhurst, from 1909 to 1910, where he was in the Gymnastic VI and gained the bronze medal. Lieutenant Punchard obtained his commission in the Bedfordshire Regiment in October, 1910, becoming Lieutenant in June, 1912. He served with his battalion in Bermuda (1910-11) and in South Africa (1912-14), being Brigade Signaller at Pretoria (1913-14). He was killed in the Battle of Ypres on the 31st October, 1914, when at the head of his platoon, under the woods of Zandvoorde, near Gheluvelt, Belgium. His name appeared in Sir John French's Despatch of the 14th January, 1915, for gallant and distinguished service in the field.

RAY

William

Pte. 10988, 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers, 24th Division, died 29/5/1916, age 29, buried: Berks Cemetery Extension, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of Mrs. Mary Ray, of 32, Cambridge Rd., Ely, Cambs. Born in Wandsworth. Enlisted in Hounslow. Resident of Kensal Rise London.
REED

Ernest

Pte. 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment, died 20/9/1917, age 43, buried: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Walter and Mary Jane Reed, of Woodville, Derbyshire; husband of Minnie Eliza Edwards (formerly Reed), of Tring, Herts.
RICE

John William

Pioneer, ‘C’ Special Coy., Royal Engineers, died 19/8/1917, age 36, buried: Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of James and Nellie Rice, of Impington Farm, Histon, Cambridge. Native of Ely, Cambs. Born in Prickwillow, enlisted in Littleport. Formerly with the RFA.
RICHARDS

Percy

Pte. 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 16/9/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
ROLFE

George Henry

[Spelt ROLPH elsewhere] Private 12823, 2nd Batt., The Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Division. Killed in action at `The Bluff` near Zillebeke, Ypres on 5th February 1916Born, Burnt Fen, Cambs and enlisted in Ely. Bur Spoilbank Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium B 131.
ROYAL

George Frederick

Pte. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 20/11/1918, age 20, buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of John J. and Esther Royal, of Peterborough Crossing, Queen Adelaide, Ely, Cambs.
ROYAL, MM

Ernest (A)

L/Cpl. 5301, 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment, 18th Division, died 1/7/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Wisbech
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.

 

See also Ely Cemetery.

RUMBELOW

Frederick

Pte. 12th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, died 3/5/1917, age 27, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of the late John and Sarah Rumbelow; husband of Hilda Rumbelow, of 43, New Barns Rd., Ely, Cambs.
SABERTON

Henry William

Pte. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 8/11/1915 age 35, commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Henry William and Sally Saberton, of Witcham, Ely; husband of Ada Saberton, of 65, Newnham St., Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney.
SABERTON

John

Cpl. 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died 19/4/1916, age 24, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of the late John and Naomi Saberton. Native of Ely, Cambs.
SADLER

John

Sgt. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 12th Division, died 8/8/1918, buried: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Born Bures, Suffolk, enlisted Sudbury, Suffolk.
SADLER

John Thomas

Sgt. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died of wounds 28/5/1917, age 23, buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of John and Clara Sadler, of Lark Bank, Prickwillow, nr. Ely, Cambs. Born Stretham, enlisted Ely. See also Prickwillow.
SAUNDERS

George Reginald

Pte. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died 29/8/1918, age 19, buried: Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Son of George & Hannah Saunders, Long Street, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk. See also Prickwillow.
SCOTT

Oliver Edward

Pte. 1st Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Reg.), died 26/4/1914, age 27, commemorated: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France. Son of Robert Scott, of 61, Churchgate St., Bury St. Edmund's; husband of Emily Buzley (formerly Scott), of 52, Newnham St., Ely, Cambs.
SEEKINGS

Reginald

Pte. 1st/5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, died 20/11/1916, buried: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. See also Adelaide.
SHELTON

Charles

Pte. 2415, 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 39th Division, attd. 3rd Australian Mining Coy., died 4/7/1916, age 20, buried: Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Shelton, of 6, Chiefs Lane, Ely, Cambs. Born and enlisted in Ely.
SHELTON

Fred

Private 312834 "D" Coy. 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday, 2nd November 1916. Age 24. Born Ely, enlisted Lodon, resiodent East Finchley, Middlesex. Buried: Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France. Husband of Constance Shelton (nee Longland), of 3, Park Hall Rd., Fortis Green, London.
SHELTON

Thomas

Pte. 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 12/10/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
SIMPKINS

James

Pte 10771. 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards, killed in action at Rentel 1/11/1914, aged 17, buried: Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery Extension, Boezinge, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Ely St Mary's, enlisted Ely. Son of Charles & Rebecca Ann Simpkins, Barton Road, Ely.
SINDLE

John H

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died of wounds, 20/6/1915, buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Born and enlisted in Ely.
SMITH

James Charles

Pte. 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 6/4/1918, age 33, commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Alexander Thomson Smith and Elizabeth Brownlee Smith; husband of Minnie Mabel Smith, of 27, Waterside, Ely, Cambs.
SMITH

[Owen] William

Gnr 163881, 1st/1st (Highland) Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 28/3/1918, age 42. Born Ramsey, living Ely. Buried: ANZIN-ST AUBIN BRITISH CEMETERYPas de Calais, France. Husband of Gertrude Smith, of Wood Hall, Hemel Hempstead. Also listed Ramsey.
SMITH, MM

Abraham

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 19/4/1918, age 20, buried: Suffolk Cemetery, La Rolanderie Farm, Erquinghem-Lys, Nord, France. Son of J. W. and E. A. Smith, of 13 Chiefs St., Ely, Cambs.
STOCKDALE

Edward Leslie Johnson

Lt. 10th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, died 7/7/1916 age 22, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of William Edward and Rose Ellen Stockdale, of The Tower, Ely, Cambs. See also Little Downham. See also Elstow, Bedford County School
STRAPPS

Frank Le [Fevre]

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 28/3/1917, age 28, buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of John and Maria Jane Strapps, of Cambridge Rd., Ely.
STRAWSON

Sidney

1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 31/7/1917, age 21, buried: New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of William and Rachel Strawson, of 3, The Almshouses, St. Mary's St., Ely.
SUTTON

George

Pte. 2633, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 39th Division, killed in action 3/12/1916, buried: DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 18. Born in Ely 1884 and enlisted in Cambridge

SYKES

Ernest Henry

Pte. 35375, 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, 33rd Division, killed in action at Arras 16/4/1917, buried: Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Born and enlisted in Ely.
SYKES

Fred

L/Cpl. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 18/6/1917, age 28, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Henry Edward and Catherine Nora Sykes, of 2, Barton Rd., Ely; husband of Rose Sykes, of 10, Barton Rd., Ely, Cambs.
TAYLOR

Albert James

Probably: Gnr. "B" Bty., 298th Bde., Royal Field Artillery, died 20/7/1917, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr & Mrs H Taylor, Silver Street, Ely.
THOMPSON, MM

James Victor

Pte. Army Service Corps, attd. "O" Special Coy., Royal Engineers, died 21/11/1918 of pneumonia, age 21, buried: Perreuse Chateau Franco British National Cemetery, Seine-et-Marne, France. Son of Walter and Mary A. Thompson, of West Fen Road, Ely, Cambs.
THORBY, MM

Ernest (R)

Pte. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died 21/9/1918, age 21, commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Thorby, of Soham Rd., Stuntney, Ely, Cambs.
THORPE

Ernest Edward

Pte. 24547, 2nd Bt.Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Division. Killed in action at Arras 11/4/1917, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born in Prickwillow and enlisted in Ely.
TOOMBS

Reginald

Pte 164th Company The Machine Gun Corps(Infantry). Killed in action on the Somme 10th September 1916, aged 20. Son of Mrs. S. J. Toombs, of 13, Thomas Street, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland. Grandson or nephew of George Toombs, Broad Street, Ely. Born Warrenpoint. Enlisted Liverpool. Buried Bernafay Wood British Cemetery F.400.
TOPPING

Emery Austin

Pte. 10th Battalion Roy Fusiliers, died 7/8/1917, age 41, buried: Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Topping, Chiefs Lane, Ely.
TYNDALL

Arthur George

2nd Lt. 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade died 18/11/1917, age 19, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of George Herbert and Annie Tyndall, of Minster Cottage, Ely. Formerly Cambridge University O.T.C.

From the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour, Volume 2, Part 3, Page 273, the following:

TYNDALL, Arthur George - 2nd Lieut, 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own)

Only child of George Herbert Tyndall, of Minster Cottage, Ely, Bookseller, by his wife, Annie, dau. of George (and Rosina) Wemling, of Harston. Born Ely, co. Cambridge, 16th May, 1898; educated Ely High School; Lynfield, Hunstanton and Fitzwilliam Hall, Cambridge, where he was a member of the O.T.C ; was a pupil of the County Surveyor, received a commission, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Rifle Brigade 18th Sept, 1917.

Served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 18th Oct following, and was killed in action at Passchendaele 18th Nov. of the same year. His Commanding Officer Lieut-Col Brand wrote: " He had only been with us a short time, but had shown promise of doing excellent work........I am very sorry that a promising young officers life should have been cut short." Unm

VAIL

Herbert Charles

Pte. Army Service Corps, died 16/7/1918, buried: Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
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.

See also Ely Cemetery.

WATTS

Sidney

Pte. 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 5/5/1917, buried: Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Littleport, enlisted Ely. See also Prickwillow.
WAYMAN

Frederick Charles

Pte. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Reg.), died 30/8/1918, age 18, commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Of Silver Street, Ely.
WAYMAN

James

L/Cpl. 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 26/6/1915, age 20, buried: Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles, Yvelines, France. Son of Charles Wayman, of 2, St. John's Rd., Ely, Cambs.
WAYMAN

T George

[GT in CWGC] Pte. 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, died 25/4/1918, age 23, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mrs. Betsy Wayman, of 6, Potters Lane, Ely, Cambs.
WAYMAN, DCM

Alfred Walter

Pte. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 31/7/1917, age 21, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr and Mrs Wayman of Potters Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
WEBB

Joseph

Sergeant 6723, 7th Batt., The Suffolk Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action near Hulluch 30th October 1915. Born in Dullingham, Cambs, and enlisted in Ely. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19.
WEBSTER

Fisher

Pte. 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, died 1/12/1917, age 28, buried: Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of James Webster, of Willingham, Cambs; husband of Emily Webster, of 28, Victoria St., Ely. Born in Willingham and en. Bury St Edmunds.
WEST

John William

L/Cpl. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, wounded 30/6/1916, died of wounds 1/7/1916, age 22, buried: Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of William and Mary West, of Stuntney, Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney.
WHITE

Herbert George

Pte. 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 24/4/1915, age 28, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of John and Grace White, of The Shell, Prickwillow Rd., Ely; husband of Lilian Elizabeth Julian Day (formerly White), of 12a Prickwillow Rd., Ely. See also Prickwillow.
WILDING

Sam

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 31/3/1916, age 17, buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Elijah and Rebecca Wilding, of Redmere Farm, Brandon Bank, Norfolk. Native of Brandon Bank. See also Littleport, Prickwillow and Redmere.
WILKIN

Edward

Sgt. 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 11/5/1916, age 22, buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Son of Mr & Mrs Wilkin of "Railway Carriage", Quanos Drove, off Stuntney Road, Ely. See also Stuntney.
WISE

G

See also Prickwillow
WOODBINE

Alfred

Pte. 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry, died 28/12/1915, age 19, buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of John William and Celia Lucinda Woodbine, of Ely, Cambs. Born Ely. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Next of kin, Wisbech.
WOODROFFE

Thomas ET

CSM ‘V’ Coy., Army Service Corps, died 15/11/1917, buried: Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
WOODROW

Eric Charles

Pte. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died 22/9/1918, age 18, commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Ishmael Robert and Emma Louise Woodrow, of 36, Victoria Street, Ely, Cambs.
WOODS

Percy Bond

Pte. 1st Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Reg.), died 25/10/1918, age 19, buried: Querenaing Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of George and Rosanna Woods, of 60, Broad St., Ely, Cambs.
WRIGHT

William [Horace]

Pte. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died 22/3/1918, age 32, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of George Wright, of Prickwillow Rd., Queen Adelaide, Ely, Cambs. See also Adelaide.
YARROW

Thomas Owen

Pte. 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 16/10/1916, age 22, buried: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Son of Thomas Kempton Yarrow and Kate Sarah Yarrow, of Dunstable, Beds. Native of Ely, Cambs.
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends
Ely Cathedral: On stained glass window (south east):
SPARKE

Ashley

In mem. Hen. Ashley SPARKE qui ___idi[?] in Armis Balaclava October XXV, MDCCCLIV (1854)

He was probably a son or grandson of Bowyer Edward Sparke, Bishop of Ely, 1812-36.
From Cambs Times 20/11/1925
WASHINGTON

Sidney William

Leading Seaman, of Ely/Littleport, age 27, lost in submarine M1. Husband of Gladys (nee Edwards) Washington. Died 12th November 1925, commemorated in Ely Cemetery, Ely, Cambridgeshire. Parents in law Albert Thomas and Alice Jane Edwards.

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