War 1 and 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Dave Edwards
memorial is a cross in the centre of the village at the junction of
London Road and Shepreth Road and takes the form of a cross mounted
on a plinth with a two-stepped base. There are 11 names for World War
1 and 2 for World War 2; in 2000 the name of George Payne was added
to the memorial. The memorial was dedicated on 10th December 1919 and
rededicated 20th September 2000. To erect it cost £120 from public
subscription; the masons were Messrs. G. Maile & Son Ltd. Details
appeared in the Cambridge Independent Press 12 December 1919.
is also a tablet inside St Mary's Church containing the First World
War names (except for the 2000). It takes the form of a plain, rectangular,
bronze plaque with the inscription in relief. It reads "TO THE
GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918".
the Glory of God and in pious memory of
our Fowlmere men who fell in battle
during the Great War
1914 – 1918.
John aka Jonney
6400 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action
on Monday, 9th November 1914. Aged 36. Born and resident Fowlmere,
enlisted Royston. Son of Fredrick and Emma Baker, of Rectory Lane,
Fowlmere; husband of Florence Baker, of 25, Belgrave Rd., Mill Rd.,
Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas
de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11
13608, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27th September
1917. Aged 29. Born Shepreth, enlisted Cambridge. Son of John and
Elizabeth Chamberlain, of Meldreth, Herts; husband of Elsie Annie
Chamberlain, of High St., Fowlmere, Royston, Herts. No known grave.
Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
13587, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st
July 1915. Aged 21. Son of Edwin and Emily Ingrey, of Mill Lane,
Bassingbourn, Royston, Herts. Born Royston, enlisted Cambridge.
His family came from Fowlmere and George worked fo Mr Woodcock
of Fowlmere before he enlisted on the 5th September 1914. He was
trained at Cambridge and in Yorkshire before he left for the front
in January 1916. It was soon after that the family moved from
Fowlmere to Mill Lane in Bassingbourn, where they were told of
his death. He was one of the 189 who died from his Regiment on
the 1st day of the battle of the Somme, George died in the Loch
Naggar Crater. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL,
Somme, France.l Pier and Face 1C and 2A. See also Bassingbourn
The Crater at Lochnager
26127, 92nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action
Tuesday, 1st May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Ickleton, enlisted
Cambridge, resident Fowlmere. Formerly 15776, Suffolk Regiment.
Buried in ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY, ARLEUX-EN-GOHELLE, Pas de Calais,
France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 2.
761069, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment).
Died 15 August 1917. Aged 33. Born Fowlmere 19th March 1884. Son
of Thomas Maulkin and Etheldred L. Nash, of Fowlmere, Royston, Herts.
Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 22nd February 1916 at New Westminster,
British Columbia. Height 5 feet 10 inches, girth 37½ inches,
complexion fair, eyes brown, hair dark brown; Church of England.
No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7237 - 57
42088, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st
March 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Fowlmere, enlisted London.
Son of Richard and Jane Sheldrick. Formerly 18333, Royal Flying
Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais,
France. Bay 3 and 4.
20333, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday,
22nd January 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 35. Born Fowlmere,
enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Emily A. Clow (formerly Smith), of
8, Pilot St., King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES
(MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21
8907, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action Friday,
28th April 1916 in France and Flanders. Born and resident Fowlmere,
enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS
MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
47719, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday,
30th August 1918. Born Fowlmere, enlisted Meldreth. Buried in ECOUST-ST.
MEIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A.
242960, 1/4th Battalion, Prince of Wales' Volunteers (South Lancashire
Regiment). Killed in action Thursday, 11th April 1918 in France
and Flanders. Resident Royston, Herts, enlisted Willsden, Middlesex.
No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
306873, 2nd/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and
Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds Saturday, 28th April 1917 in
France & Flanders. Aged 33. Son of Joseph & Agnes Wilkinson.
Born Fowlmere, enlisted Hitchin, Herts. Buried in LA CHAPELETTE
BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row
A. Grave 5.
that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
WW1 name added to the village memorial in 2000 and not on the Church
TR/10/1830, 51st Training Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.
Died in the United Kingdom 13th November 1918. Aged 18. Born Fowlmere,
enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Albert and Annie Payne. Buried
in FOWLMERE CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. South-West corner - grave
5933699, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, Died of dysentery
as a Japanese Prisoner of War 5th December 1943. Aged 27. Buried
in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 3. Row O. Grave 5.
Officer 154783, 280 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died 8th October 1944. Aged 20. Son of Frank C. and Emily Swann,
of Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE
MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 209.
21 May, 2020