EVERSDENS - GREAT & LITTLE - WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson
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 January,
4th March, 18th March and 1st April 1921.
Copyright © Ann Thompson & H C Chapman 2000
AND LOVING MEMORY OF
GT. AND LT. EVERSDEN MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
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.
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
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.
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
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.
1/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire
Regiment). Born Great Eversden, enlisted Newark, Nottinghamshire.
Killed 18th April 1918 in France & Flanders.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
framed roll of honour inside the church includes the following:
FROM THE EVERSDENS LOST THEIR LIVES 1939-1945"
this notice there is listed for Little Eversden parish in the Ely
Cathedral Second World War Book
4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 1/12/1943, age 34, buried: YOKOHAMA WAR
CEMETERY, Japan. Husband of Annie P. Braysher, of Little Eversden,
27 January, 2012