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THE EVERSDENS - GREAT & LITTLE - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson

The war memorial is applicable to both the villages. It is situated in the churchyard of St Mary's Church, Great Eversden. As stated on the memorial, there were no men from either village killed in the second world war. The memorial takes the form of a three-stepped base surmounted by a tapered plinth, tapered shaft and Celctic cross with the incription on the front face of of the memorial. There are fifteen names listed for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled on 13th March 1921. Details opf the memorial appeared in the Cambridge Independent Press 28th Janaury, 4th March, 18th March and 1st April 1921.
Photographs Copyright © Ann Thompson & H C Chapman 2000

GRATEFUL AND LOVING MEMORY OF
GT. AND LT. EVERSDEN MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

BARNES Frank
Private 29073, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Born Caldecote, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Gt. Eversden. Died of wounds 17th Ocotber 1918 in France & Flanders.
BESTER Wilfred Edward
Private 16569 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 23. Son of Edward A. and Elizabeth Bester, of Great Eversden, Cambridge. Commemoarted on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
CLARK[E] Peter
Private 29847, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Born and resident Little Eversden, enlisted Cambridge. Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Formerly 24226, Suffolk Regiment.
COURSE Ernest
Private 13660 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 30th November 1917. Age 22. Born Eversden, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Walter and Martha Course, of Chapel Rd., Great Eversden, Cambs. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.
FLACK David M
Private G/26913 12th Bn., Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) who was killed in action on Saturday, 17th February 1917. Born Barrington, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Little Eversden. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Special Memorial B. 2.
LEADER Alfred
Private 305762, 1/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Born Great Eversden, enlisted Newark, Nottinghamshire. Killed 18th April 1918 in France & Flanders.
MORRIS Ellis
possibly Ellis Humphreys MORRIS, Private 31360, 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borders. Born Hirnant, Montgomeryshire, enlisted Wrexham. Died at home 6th September 1917. Formerly 32898, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.
PARKER Frederick William
Private 4288 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday, 14th December 1916. Age 40. Born Bottisham, enlisted Little Eversden. Son of King and Lucy Anne Parker. Native of Bottisham, Cambridge. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 43.
PAULEY [William] Sidney
Private 35890, 10th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Born Little Eversden, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Blackwell, Berkshire. Died of wounds 26th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Formerly 3369, Royal Fusiliers.
ROBERTS William
[Listed as Wilfred on memorial] Private 18/944, 18th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 15th June 1917. Aged 23. Born Boston, Lincolsnhire, enlisted Durham, resident Great Eversden. Son of Caleb and Amelia Roberts. of Great Eversden, Cambridge. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 34.
SEARLE Albert
Private 18273 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 27th September 1915. Age 32. Born Eversden, enlisted Cambridge, resident Sandy. Son of Stephen and Matilda Searle, of Little Eversden, Cambs; husband of Kate Elizabeth Searle, of Cambridge Rd., Sandy, Beds. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41
SEARLE Ansel[l] Vere
Private 36616 6th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales) who was killed in action on Friday, 4th May 1917. Age 20. Born Little Eversden, enlisted Cambridge (Little Eversden). Son of Stephen and Matilda Searle, of Buck's Lane. Little Eversden, Cambridge. Formerly 4463, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
TABRAHAM [George] Harry
Private 41767 8th Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who was killed in action on Wednesday, 15th August 1917. Age 27. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Edward Tabraham. Formerly 209862, Army Service Corps. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 70 to 72
WALLIS Joseph Patman
Private 184804 Depot Training Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Inf) who died at home on Thursday, 31st October 1918. Age 30. Born and resident Eversden, enlisted Caxton. Son of Joseph P. and Elsie Louisa P. Wallis. of Toft. Buried in GREAT EVERSDEN (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. North of East end of church.
WICK [Harry] Basil
Private 7602, 19th Battalion, Royal fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Born and enlisted Colchester, resident Great Eversden. Killed in action Tuesday 28th December 1915 in France & Flanders. Buried in WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. D. 16. Also on the Duxford memorial.

A framed roll of honour inside the church includes the following:

"NONE FROM THE EVERSDENS LOST THEIR LIVES 1939-1945"

Despite this notice there is listed for Little Eversden parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book
of Remembrance:

BRAYSHER Roland Norris
Private, 4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 1/12/1943, age 34, buried: YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. Husband of Annie P. Braysher, of Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire.

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