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FOUL ANCHOR WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown

The memorial is situated in a private garden in the village. There are seven names for World War 1 only.

BLISS Arthur
Private 15468, 'D' Company, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 25. Born Tydd, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs Ruth Bliss, of The Homestead, Foul Anchor, Tydd. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
BROWN Herbert Frederick
Private, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Gassed 5 June 1919. Aged 22. Appears to have died out of service as his death is recorded as a Civil Death at Wisbech April-Jun Quarter 1919 (Vol: 3B Page: 596). Born in the July-September Quarter 1896 at Wisbech (Vol: 3B Page: 582). In 1911 he was the son of Charles and Sarah Brown, aged 15, out of work, born 1896 at Foul Anchor, Tydd, Cambridgeshire, resident Foul Anchor.
GREEN Walter James
Private 9452, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 September 1914. Aged 19. Born Whittlesey, enlisted Wisbech. In the 1911 census he was the son of John Green, aged 16, born 1895 in Whittlesey, resident Foul Anchor, Tydd, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France. (Memorial states he died 22 November 1914)
HOLMES Jesse Thomas
Private 24068, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 30 November 1916. Aged 22. Born Hull, enlisted Wisbech. Son of Albert and Harriet Holmes, 157 Fountain Road, Hull. In the 1911 census he was the grandson of David and Charlotte Thompson, aged 16, Farm Labourer, born Tydd St Giles, resident Foul Anchor, Tydd, Cambridgeshire. Buried in TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 18.
KETTLE Reuben Charles
Able Seaman London Z/5581, SS Westergate, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Ship torpedoed and sank 21 April 1918. Aged 21. Born 15 May 1896. Son of Reuben & Elizabeth Kettle, Foul Anchor Inn, Foul Anchor Lane, Tydd, Cambs. In the 1911 census he is the son of Reuben abd Elizabeth Kettle, aged 14, born Beeston, Nottinghamshire, resident Foul Anchor, Tydd, Cambridgeshire. Buried in GEFFOSSES CHURCHYARD, Manche, Faance. Near North wall of Church.
ROWELL Harry
Private 15467, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 23. Born Tydd, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he is the son of Harry Rowell, aged 16, born West Wisbech, resident Foul Anchor, Tydd, Cambridgesire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
WELLS Frederick
Sapper 256806, 21st Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 20 October 1917. Aged 27. Born Tydd, enlisted Wisbech, resident Horseshoe Terrace, Wisbech. Son of Ellen Wells, of Tydd Gote. In the 1911 census he was a Boarder, aged 21, Porter, born Tydd, Cambridgeshire and resident 8 Horseshoe Terrace, Leverington, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was the son of Joseph and Ellen Wells, aged 11, born Tydd St Giles, resident Tydd St Giles. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 23.

Last updated 5 February, 2012

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