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ELY WORLD WAR 1 MEMORIAL

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 can be found in the Almonry Wall, Market Square, Ely. It takes the form of an arched and domed alcove within the rough stone wall to the Almonry. The dome has two decorative arch braces which split the roof into three sections. Each roof section supports three plaques with names (nine in total). Below these plaques is a foliate cornice. Four larger plaques with names are mounted on the alcove wall. At the centre is a bronze cross inset into the wall. There are a total of 13 plaques with inscription and names within the alcove. The lower wall has a shelf for plants. This shelf is supported by stone brackets. There are 224 names listed for World War 1. It 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
Private, 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 28 April 1917. Aged 28. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial. Son of Mr & Mrs W Adcock, Willow Walk, Ely.
ARMSBY
Herbert (Bert)
Private, 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 19 July 1915. Aged 20. Buried in Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of Mr F Armsby, Newnham St, Ely.
ASPLAND
Stanley Richard
Second Lieutenant, 61st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died 3 October 1918. Aged 27. Buried in 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 September 1917. Aged 23. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of John and Georgina Atkin, of 83, Cambridge Rd., Ely, Cambs.
BAKER
Frank
Private G/67219, Royal Fusiliers, transferred to 402nd Home Service Company, Labour Corps. Died 1st December 1918. Aged 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] Private, 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
Captain, , Army Service Corp. Died 18 April 1915. Aged 39. Buried in 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
Private 204081, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial Force), Hampshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 4 November 1918. Aged 29. Enlisted August 1914 in Southampton, resident Ely. Son of James Samuel and Priscilla Ann Barnett, of 24, Back Hill, Ely, Cambs. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VII. Row K. Grave 1. See also Cambridge County High School
BARWICK
Rex
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 16 August 1915. Buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Nord, France.
BAULK
James
Private, 41699, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Division. Died 15 June 1918. Aged 23. Buried in 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
Private, 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 30 December 1917. Aged 19. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatby Memorial, Egypt. Son of Mr & Mrs Beamiss, Hills Lane, Ely. Aboard troopship Aragon when torpedoed. See also Liverpool Street Station, London.
BECKETT
Victor Louis Sydney
Major, 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment wounded 1 July 1916. Died of wounds 14 July 1916. Aged 34. Buried in 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
Private, 325841, 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 September 1917. Aged 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 Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles). Died 1 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Henry and Mary Beer, of St. Mary's, Ely, Cambs.
BEER
William Newton
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 3 September 1917. Aged 23. Buried in 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 August 1918. Aged 41. Buried in 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)
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 28 October 1915. Aged 19. Buried in 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 September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mr Mark Benton of Ely.
BENTON
William (E)
Corporal, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 14 October 1916. Buried in Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Son of Henry and Mary Benton, Station Road, Ely. Brother of Len above.
BIDWELL
Percy Thomas
Corporal, 15th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 10 October 1918. Buried in Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers, Nord, France.
BIDWELL, MM
Arthur John
Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 21 August 1918. Aged 24. Buried in 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
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 14 March 1915. Aged 24. No known grave. Commemorated on 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 Regiment). Died 8 May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
BONNETT
Bertie
L/Bdr. 49381, 352nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 21 April 1918. Born and resident Prickwillow, enlisted Norwich. Buried: La Clytte Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Prickwillow.
BOWLES
George
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 28 April 1917. Aged 20. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. Aged 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
Private, 8th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 27 June 1916. Aged 18. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Arthur and Fanny Brown, of 80, Archery Cottage, Fieldside, Ely, Cambs.
BUTCHER
Sydney James
Private, 76th Sanitary Section, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 22 January 1916. Aged 26. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of John and Hannah Butcher, of The Limes, Market Square, Ely, Cambs.
BUTCHER
Walter
Private TF.2033532nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment, 8th Division. Died 16 August 1917. Aged 26. Buried in 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
Private 15948, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916, born Mildenhall, enlisted Ely. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Prickwillow.
CANHAM
Arthur
Private, 1st Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 8 December 1916. Aged 26. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr & Mrs HJ Canham, Ouse Terrace, Annesdale, Ely. Born and enlisted in Ely. See also Ely Holy Trinity and also Liverpool Street Station, London
CANHAM
George William
Private, 276312, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 14th 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 24549, Suffolk Regiment. Buried: St. Amand British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. B. 16.
CHAPMAN
John Henry
Private 9527, 1st Battalion, 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
Private, 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
Lance Corporal, 8287, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 14 November 1914, born and enlisted Birmingham, resident Littleport. Buried: Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
CLARK
Ernest Richard
Private, 22nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Died 13 November 1916. Aged 26. Buried in Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of William and Susan Clark, of West Fen Road, Ely, Cambs.
CLARK
Frederick Lewis
Lance Corporal, 1st/15th Battalion London Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles). Died 22 March 1918. Aged 20. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Susan Clarke, of 20, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs., and the late Lewis Clarke. See also Liverpool Street Station, London and Ely Holy Trinity
CLARK or CLARKE
William
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 25 October 1918. Buried in Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of Mr. G. Clark, of Back Hill, Ely, Cambs. See also Liverpool Street Station, London and Ely Holy Trinity
CLARK or CLARKE
James Thomas
Gunner, "B" Battery, 298th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 12 July 1917. Aged 23. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Thomas and Sarah Clarke, of 2, Potter's Lane, Ely, Cambs.
CLARKE
Rowland Archer
Private, 2nd/4th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died at home 2 February 1916, born and resident Ely, enlisted Cantebury, Kent. Buried: Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CLAYDON
W F
possibly William Frederick CLAYDON, Private, 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
Private, 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 22 March 1918. Aged 22. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. Aged 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
Sergeant, 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards. Died 1 December 1917. Aged 22. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
COTTAM
Christopher
possibly Private, 9th Battn Sussex Regt. Died of wounds 22.4.1916. Link with Ely uncertain.
COVILL
Leslie [C]
Private, 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 3 September 1916. Aged 27. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Covill, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
COVILL, MM
A
probably, Private, Herbert Covill (M.M.) 3/7582, 2nd.Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment, 3rd. Division. Killed in action on the Somme 16 August 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mrs Hannah Atkin of 22,Cambridge Road, Eley. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21
COWLEY
Albert Edward
Gunner, 29th Siege Btry., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 5 July 1917. Aged 21. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Joseph and Jane Cowley, of 44, Fore Hill, Ely, Cambs.
COX
Edward
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 10 April 1915. Aged 27. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Cox, of 44, Broad St., Ely, Cambs.
COX
Robert Charles
Private, 1st Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 1 September 1916. Aged 24. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, France. Son of Charles Henry Cox, of 39, Waterside, Ely.
GRANFIELD
John Thomas
[Transcribed as CRANFIELD] 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. Buried in 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
Private, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 18 February 1915. Aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died 21 January 1918. Aged 37. Buried in 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]
Private, 1st Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 21 September 1918. Aged 18. Buried in Meath Cemetery, Villiers-Guislain, Nord, France. Son of George Peter and Emma Cross, of 9, Council Cottages, Mirbarn's Rd., Ely.
CROSS
Francis James
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 13 June 1916. Aged 19. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of Fred and Rachel Cross, of Prickwillow, Ely, Cambs. See also Prickwillow.
CROSS
George A
Gunner, "B" Btry., 298th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 7 May 1917. Aged 25. Buried in 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
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 11 May 1915. Aged 19. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Private, 1st/5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 18 October 1917. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Son of Mr & Mrs Cross, Potters Lane, Ely.
CRUNKHORN
Arthur
Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 18 June 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. See also Prickwillow.
DALTON
James
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 39th Div.. Died 31 January 1917. Aged 28. Buried in 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
Private, 40th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Died 12 April 1918. Aged 23. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of Mrs. Alice Rebecca Dann, of 56, Cambridge Rd., Ely, Cambs.
DAY
John William
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, wounded 27 May 1917. Died of wounds 28 May 1917. Aged 20. Buried in 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
Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 11 April 1917. Aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs. E. Denniss, of Portley Hill, Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
DEXTER
George Samuel
Private, 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 22 August 1918. Aged 21. Buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
DORLING
Bert
Private, 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). Died 25 August 1918. Aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 1 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
ELSDEN
James
Private, 8th Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 12 October 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
ELSEGOOD
James
Private, 6th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 17 February 1917. Aged 27. Buried in 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. Aged 22., Son of Arthur William & Rose Everett of 54, Barton Road, Ely. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

 

See also Ely Cemetery.

EVERITT
Jethro
Private, TF329451, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 26 September 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enlisted in Bury St Edmunds.
EVERSON
Herbert Scott
Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died 6 November 1917. Aged 22. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Herbert and Susannah Elizabeth Everson, of Aylsham House, 28, Barton Rd., Ely. See also Ely Holy Trinity, Ely Cemetery and Liverpool Street Station, London
FENDICK
William [Edward]
Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 3 March 1915. Aged 42. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. See also Ely Holy Trinity, Ely World War 1 and Liverpool Street Station, London

Extract from Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 19 March 1915:

KILLED IN ACTION.
Local Names in the Casualty List.

SUFFOLKS’ LOSSES.
The past week has brought news of the t death at the front of many local soldiers, chiefly belonging to the Suffolks.

Private W. Fendick, Ely.

Ely railway men have heard with much regret the death of their fellow worker, Private W. Fendick, Waterside, Ely, killed at the front whilst serving his country. The news of the sad event was communicated to Mrs. Fendick, the widow, by her brother, Private J. Lane, who also with the Expeditionary Force in France.

Private Lane, in a sympathetic letter, states: “He was killed in action March 3rd. So far as I can gather he suffered no pain; the end was swift and sure, but it was peace. Poor Bill’s death is only one out of many that have occurred during the last month. He was very much liked by his comrades, and being a member of the St. John Ambulance he was very much missed his company.” “This is the greatest struggle in the history the world for right, and liberty,” continued the writer, "and Bill has taken his share in the risky, but honourable work. We out here must share our fate and make sacrifices for the sake of our homes and relatives in England.”

Lieut. N. B. Oakes, Officer Commanding "C” Company of the 2nd Suffolks, wrote the following to Mrs. Fendick:—"l much regret in having to inform you of the death of your husband. No. 9883, Private Fendick. I can assure you everyone in his Company and those who knew him sympathise with you in your loss. He died in action, doing his duty as a soldier.”

Private Fendick, who was a horseman at the Ely G.E.R. station, and had been in the Company’s service for about 20 years, was in the National Reserve, and, responding to the call for men, joined the 2nd Suffolks on enlistment early in the autumn. He had been at the front for some time, and his experiences included a slight accident. He slipped in a shell hole, spraining his foot, but recovered from the injury and resumed his work in the trenches. Lately, he was attached to the ambulance department, but it is not known whether he was killed whilst so engaged.

Private Fendick, who was aged 42, leaves a widow and two children, residing in Waterside, Ely. He was highly respected his Ely comrades.

FITCH
James William
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 26/9/17. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Stuntney and Littleport.
FLETCHER
William
Private, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died 24 January 1916. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Prickwillow.
FOX
Percy [E.C.]
Corporal, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 8 December 1917. Aged 21. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Son of Sarah Fox, of 64, Broad St., Ely, Cambs., and the late E. G. Fox.
FRUIN
John
Company Sergeant Major, No. 4 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 17 September 1914. Aged 54. Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Husband of Mary Fruin, of 154, Villiers Rd., Willesden Green, London.
FULLER
James Claud
Possibly: Private, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment died 26 September 1917. Aged 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
Sergeant, 1st Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 16 October 1917. Buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France. See also Little Thetford and Prickwillow.
GAGE
Sidney
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 1 July 1916 age 33. Buried in 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. Aged 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]
Private, 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Died 31 August 1916. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. See also Adelaide.
GENT
James Pate
Sergeant, 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade. Died 3 May 1917. Aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Reqimental Quartermaster Sergeant, 26th Training Reserve Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 2 August 1918. Aged 40. Buried in 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
Lance Corporal, Royal Defence Corps. Died 6 April 1918. Aged 50. Buried in 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
Private, 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
Private, 13th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died 1 September 1918. Aged 30. Buried in H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, Pas de Calais, France. Husband of Olive E. Hamey, of 3, Prickwillow Rd., Ely Cambs.
HAMMOND
Markham
Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 9 December 1914. Aged 39. Buried in Dranouter Churchyard, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
HARRIS
Herbert Reginald Spencer
Private, 45th Battalion Australian Infantry. Died 15 August 1916. Aged 31. Buried in 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
Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 28 March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. See also Adelaide.
HAYLOCK
Charles
Private, 11th Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 23 March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
HILLS
Charles
Gunner, 4th Special Company, Royal Engineers. Died 13 December 1916. Aged 37. Buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France. Husband of Susan Hills (nee Pope), of 13, Hills Lane, Ely, Cambs.
HITCH
Albert Mathew
Private, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Died 8 April 1918. Aged 19. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Matthew and Eliza Hitch, of Ely, Cambs. See Ely Holy Trinity and Liverpool Street Station, London
HOLLIDAY or HOLLIDAY
Herbert James
Private, Machine Gun Corps. Died 31 December 1917. Aged 19. Buried in 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
Private, 15th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 31 October 1917. Aged 23. Buried in 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
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 22 March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
JONES
C
No further information currently.
JUGG, DCM
George Henry
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 24 September 1916. Aged 18. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. According to official records he was awarded the MM for his part in a raid on 19 July 1916 at the Red Dragon Crater. There is no record of the award of a DCM.
KEENLYSIDE
Cecil Alexander Headlam
Captain, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 20 July 1915. Aged 34. Buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France. Husband of Gladys M. Watkins (formerly Keenlyside).
KIRBY
Joseph
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 28 April 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
KNOWLES
Harry Catchpole
Private, 25th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Inf.). Died 18 April 1918. Aged 19. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of May Ann Knowles.
LAMBERT
Frank Ewart
Sergeant, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 26 September 1917. Aged 23. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of John and Rebecca Lambert.
LAMBERT
Stanley
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 1 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Prickwillow.
LAVENDER
William
Private, 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 27 March 1918. Aged 30. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of John Lavender, of Ely; husband of Florence E. Lavender, of 3, Barton Rd., Ely, Cambs.
LAWRENCE
Geoffrey
Sergeant, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, attd. 6th Depot, King’s African Rifles. Died 24 November 1918. Aged 25. Buried in 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
Lance Corporal, 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died 23 October 1917. Aged 20. Buried in 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
Private, 612th M.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 13 February 1919. Aged 27 at Newark Military Hospital. Buried in 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
Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 8 February 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Extract from Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 19 March 1915:

KILLED IN ACTION.
Local Names in the Casualty List.

SUFFOLKS’ LOSSES.
The past week has brought news of the t death at the front of many local soldiers, chiefly belonging to the Suffolks.

Private A. Layton, Ely.

Private Alfred Layton, of Broad-street. Ely, has been killed at the front. The news his death was conveyed to Ely three of his comrades, one of whom, Private H. Page, in a letter to relatives, stated that Private Layton (who belonged the Suffolk's) was filling a sandbag, when he was spotted by a German sniper. Privates Layton and Page were Sunday School chums.

LAYTON
Thomas
Private, 1st Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 21 September 1918. Aged 19. Buried in Meath Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, Nord, France. Son of Thomas and Ann Layton, of Field Side, Ely. See also Liverpool Street Station, London
LEE
Benjamin
Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment died 10 April 1915. Aged 20. Buried in 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
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment Died 4 August 1916. Aged 21. Buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
LEE
George William
Private, 6032 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Division. Died 13 November 1916. Aged 31. Buried in 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] Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 16 August 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Prickwillow.
LEE
Thomas
Lance Corporal, 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 23 March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
LEE
William
Corporal, 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 3 May 1917. Aged 28. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of William and Caroline Lee, of 29, Silver St., Ely, Cambs.
LEMON or LEMMON
Reuben Jonathan (James)
Private, 1st/4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 19 July 1917. Aged 20. Buried in Rookery British Cemetery, Heninel, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr & Mrs R Lemmon, Cambridge Road, Ely.
LEMMON
Arnold Percival
Private, 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 29 September 1918. Aged 20. Buried in Unicorn Cemetery, Vend'Huile, Aisne, France. Son of Herbert E. and Rhoda E. Lemmon, of 24, Newnham St., Ely, Cambs.
LEMMON
T
Possibly: Private, F. Lemmon, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died 5 May 1915. Buried in 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
Private, 1st/6th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Died 28 March 1918. Aged 26. Buried in 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] Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 15 July 1915. Aged 45. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Husband of Cecilia Elizabeth Lucas, of 14, Silver St., Ely, Cambs.
LUPSON
John Herbert
Private, 3rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), 1st Canadian Division, 1st Brigade. Killed in action on the Somme 9 September 1916. Aged 33. Buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison, Somme, France. Son of Mr & Mrs Richard Lupson.
MANN
Robert
Private, 1/1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 9 November 1914. Aged 22. No known grave. Commemorated on 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 October 1918.
MAYLE
William John
[JW in CWGC] Private, 26650 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 12th Division. Died 9 August 1916. Buried in Courcelette British Cemetery, Somme, France. Born Stuntney and enlisted in Ely. See also Stuntney.
McGEE
Bert Parker
Private, 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 12 October 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Thomas and Sarah McGee, of Stuntney, Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney.
McGEE
Edward Parker
Private, 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 9 August 1917. Aged 25. Buried in 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
Private, 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 12 October 1916. Buried in Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Thomas and Sarah McGee, of Stuntney, Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney.
McGEE
Thomas Parker
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 12 October 1916. Aged 23. Buried in 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
Lance Corporal, 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 27 March 1918. Aged 24. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Moden, of 14, West Fen Rd., Ely, Cambs.
MODEN
John Henry
Lance Corporal, R.14430 9th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 14th Division. Died 20 June 1916. Buried in 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
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 39th Division. Died of wounds 7 April 1916. Buried in 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
Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died 22 November 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.
MORTISS
Henry
Private, 3/9020, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 June 1917, born Ely, enlisted Ely. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
NEAL
George Albert
Private, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 41st Division. Died 19 March 1917. Aged 21. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born in Littleport and enlisted in Newmarket. Next of kin, Prickwillow.
NEGUS
Herbert John
Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 20 July 1916. Aged 26. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. on of Mrs. Melinda Negus, of 11, Waterside, Ely, Cambs.
NEWELL
Arthur James
Private, 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers. Died 10 November 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on 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]

Photograph Copyright © Simon Knott 2009
Private, 2nd/4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Died 12 September 1917. Aged 28. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Annie Fisher (formerly Newman), of 48, Fore Hill, Ely, Cambs., and the late Joseph Newman.

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

NICHOLAS
George Alfred
Private, 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Died 15 February 1917. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
NORDEN or NORDER)
Harry Arthur
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 19 September 1916 of cerbro-spinal mengitis. Aged 23. Buried in Hem Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of William James and Susan Norden, of Stuntney, Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney, Norden on Stuntney.
NORMAN
Walter
Private, 1st Bt Welsh Guards. Died 1 December 1917. Aged 22. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Son of George and Anna Norman, of 25, Station Rd., Ely.
OSBOURNE
John Charles
Private, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 4 May 1915. Aged 27. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Sergeant, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 20 July 1916. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Son of Harry Page anf brother of Herbert, below. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, a General Labourer born Ely, married to Sophia, two sons, two duaghters, resident backhill, Ely.
PAGE
Herbet or Herbert
Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 2 March 1916. Aged 30. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Private, 15th Battalion London Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles). Died 15 September 1916. Aged 22. Buried in 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 February 1916. Aged 23. Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
PAMMENT, DCM
Victor Frederick
Lance Corporal, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 9 April 1917. Aged 22. Buried in 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
Private, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died 3 March 1916. Aged 29. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium. Son of Georgiana Pask; husband of Susan Pask, Tower House, Cambridge Rd, Ely. See also Prickwillow.
PATE
J Leslie
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 2 March 1916. Aged 19. Buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of Thomas and Charlotte Pate, of The Junction, Adelaide, Ely. See also Adelaide.
PATE
James
Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 18 June 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.]
PAYNE
George
Private, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. Died 15 September 1918. Buried in Lagnicourt Hedge Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Lived Prickwillow. See also Prickwillow and Little Ouse.
PEACHEY
Russell A
Private, 12th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died 7 April 1917. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr & Mrs E. Peachey. See also Prickwillow.
PEACHEY
Sidney Alfred
Driver, 33rd Div. Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery. Died 17 April 1917. Buried in Faubourg died 'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Peachey, Three Blackbirds Yard, Broad St, Ely.
PEACOCK
Arnold
Sergeant, 298th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 13 July 1917. Aged 22. Buried in 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
Private, 10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Died 12 July 1916. Aged 23. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Arthur Deer Pledger and Louisa Pledger, of "Koumala", 50, New Barn's Rd., Ely, Cambs.
PLUMB
Maurice Bertram
Private, 2nd/4th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 17 December 1917. Aged 22. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Plumb, of 19, Annesdale Terrace, Ely, Cambs. Born and enlisted in Ely.
POPE
Herbert
Private, 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 3 September 1916. Aged 30. No known grave. Commemorated on 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 Battalion, 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)
Private, 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 14 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mr M. Price, Broad St, Ely.
PRIOR
Albert John
[Although in some places spelt Pryor the actual name is Prior] Private 325184, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Ely. Son of Mr and Mrs Prior, Bull Lane, Ely. Formerly 1448, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See also Liverpool Street Station, London.
PUNCHARD
Alfred
Major, 2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 29 March 1917. Aged 29. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, 31 October 1914. Aged 24. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Private, 10988, 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers, 24th Division. Died 29 May 1916. Aged 29. Buried in 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
Private, 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 20 September 1917. Aged 43. Buried in 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 Company, Royal Engineers. Died 19 August 1917. Aged 36. Buried in 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
Private, 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 16 September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
ROLFE
George Henry
[Spelt ROLPH elsewhere] Private 12823, 2nd Battalion, 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
Private, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 20 November 1918. Aged 20. Buried in 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)
Lance Corporal, 5301, 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment, 18th Division. Died 1 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Wisbech
ROYSTON
Harold Thomas
Private 15980, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 1st August 1916. Aged 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
Private, 12th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Died 3 May 1917. Aged 27. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Private, 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 8 November 1915 age 35. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Corporal, 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 19 April 1916. Aged 24. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of the late John and Naomi Saberton. Native of Ely, Cambs.
SADLER
John
Sergeant, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 12th Division. Died 8 August 1918. Buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Born Bures, Suffolk, enlisted Sudbury, Suffolk.
SADLER
John Thomas
Sergeant, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 28 May 1917. Aged 23. Buried in 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
Private, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 29 August 1918. Aged 19. Buried in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Son of George & Hannah Saunders, Long Street, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk. See also Prickwillow.
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.
SEEKINGS
Reginald
Private, 1st/5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 20 November 1916. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. See also Adelaide.
SHELTON
Charles
Private, 2415, 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 39th Division, attd. 3rd Australian Mining Company. Died 4 July 1916. Aged 20. Buried in 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" Company 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
Private, 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 12 October 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
SIMPKINS
James
Private, 10771. 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Killed in action at Reutel 1 November 1914. Aged 17. Buried in 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
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds, 20 June 1915. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Born and enlisted in Ely.
SMITH
James Charles
Private, 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 6 April 1918. Aged 33. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Gunner, 163881, 1st/1st (Highland) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 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
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 19 April 1918. Aged 20. Buried in 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
Lieutenant, 10th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 7 July 1916 age 22. No known grave. Commemorated on 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]
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 28 March 1917. Aged 28. Buried in 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 July 1917. Aged 21. Buried in 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

Private, 2633, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 39th Division. Killed in action 3 December 1916. Buried in 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
Private, 35375, 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, 33rd Division. Killed in action at Arras 16 April 1917. Buried in Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Born and enlisted in Ely.
SYKES
Fred
Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 18 June 1917. Aged 28. No known grave. Commemorated on 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: Gunner, "B" Battery, 298th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 20 July 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr & Mrs H Taylor, Silver Street, Ely.
THOMPSON, MM
James Victor
Private, Army Service Corps, attd. "O" Special Company, Royal Engineers. Died 21 November 1918 of pneumonia. Aged 21. Buried in 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)
Private, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 21 September 1918. Aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Thorby, of Soham Rd., Stuntney, Ely, Cambs.
THORPE
Ernest Edward
Private 24547, 2nd Bt.Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Division. Killed in action at Arras 11 April 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born in Prickwillow and enlisted in Ely.
TOOMBS
Reginald
Private, 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
Private, 10th Battalion Roy Fusiliers. Died 7 August 1917. Aged 41. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Topping, Chiefs Lane, Ely.
TYNDALL
Arthur George
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade died 18 November 1917. Aged 19. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Private, Army Service Corps. Died 16 July 1918. Buried in 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
Private, 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 5 May 1917. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Littleport, enlisted Ely. See also Prickwillow.
WAYMAN
Frederick Charles
Private, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 30 August 1918. Aged 18. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Of Silver Street, Ely.
WAYMAN
James
Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 26 June 1915. Aged 20. Buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles, Yvelines, France. Son of Charles Wayman, of 2, St. John's Rd., Ely, Cambs.
WAYMAN
T George
[GT in CWGC] Private, 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 25 April 1918. Aged 23. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mrs. Betsy Wayman, of 6, Potters Lane, Ely, Cambs.
WAYMAN, DCM
Alfred Walter
Private, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 31 July 1917. Aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr and Mrs Wayman of Potters Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
WEBB
Joseph
Sergeant 6723, 7th Battalion, 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
Private, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. Died 1 December 1917. Aged 28. Buried in 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
Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, wounded 30 June 1916. Died of wounds 1 July 1916. Aged 22. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of William and Mary West, of Stuntney, Ely, Cambs. See also Stuntney.
WHITE
Herbert George
Private, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 24 April 1915. Aged 28. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 31 March 1916. Aged 17. Buried in 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
Sergeant, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 11 May 1916. Aged 22. Buried in 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
Private, 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Died 28 December 1915. Aged 19. Buried in 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
Company Sergeant Major, ‘V’ Company, Army Service Corps. Died 15 November 1917. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
WOODROW
Eric Charles
Private, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 22 September 1918. Aged 18. No known grave. Commemorated on 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
Private, 1st Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 25 October 1918. Aged 19. Buried in Querenaing Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of George and Rosanna Woods, of 60, Broad St., Ely, Cambs.
WRIGHT
William [Horace]
Private, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 22 March 1918. Aged 32. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of George Wright, of Prickwillow Rd., Queen Adelaide, Ely, Cambs. See also Adelaide.
YARROW
Thomas Owen
Private, 1st/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 16 October 1916. Aged 22. Buried in 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
Henry Ashley
In mem. Hen. Ashley SPARKE qui ___idi[?] in Armis Balaclava October XXV, MDCCCLIV (1854)

Lt 4th Queen's Own Light Dragoons, eldest son of Canon J Henry Sparke of Ely and grandson of Bowyer Edward Sparke, Bishop of Ely 1812-36. Died in the Charge of the Light Brigade.
From Cambs Times 20 November 1925
WASHINGTON
Sidney William
Leading Seaman, of Ely/Littleport. Aged 27. Husband of Gladys (nee Edwards) Washington. Died 12th November 1925, lost in submarine M1. Commemorated in Ely Cemetery, Ely, Cambridgeshire. Parents in law Albert Thomas and Alice Jane Edwards.

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