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FOXTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Dave Edwards

This memorial is a cross in the centre of the village at the junction of High Street and Station Road.

Photographs Copyright © Rosalyn Knight 2004

In grateful memory of the men of this village who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 1918.
They died that we might live.
Also those who fell in in 1939 1945

1914 1918

FIELDGATE

Edwin Charles

Private 13555, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Old Chesterton, enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Foxton University Tutorial Press.
HOWELL

George Stanley

Sergeant 43425, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 21st September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born and resident Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, enlisted Cambridge. Son of James Norman and Emma Howell, of West St., Long Sutton, Lincs. Formerly 20504, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in PROWSE POINT MILITARY CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave III. B. 14. See also Foxton University Tutorial Press.
IMPEY

Alfred Moss

Private 24302, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 13th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born and enlisted Foxton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Impey, of High St., Foxton. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XII. H. 11. See also Foxton University Tutorial Press.
IMPEY

Henry Wallace

Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 8/5/1918, age 22, buried: SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Charles and Hannah Impey, of Foxton, nr. Royston, Herts.

IMPEY

Reginald Charles

Private, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 1/7/1916, age 22, buried: GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Son of Charles and Hannah Impey, of Station Rd., Shepreth, Cambs. Native of Foxton, Royston, Herts.

MEAD

James Leonard

Private, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 9/4/1918, age 28, buried: HAVERSKERQUE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Son of Joseph and Caroline Maria Mead, of Fowlmere Rd., Foxton, Royston, Herts.

MEAD

Thomas Charles

Private, Recruiting Depot (Virdan), Canadian Army, died 7/1/1916, age 23, buried: VIRDEN CEMETERY, Manitoba, Canada. Son of Job and Caroline Maria Mead, of Fowlmere Rd Foxton, Royston, Herts, England.

NEWMAN

William [Day]

Private 874334, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 26th July 1917. Aged 27. Born 8th May 1891 at Foxton. Son of William Thomas John and Frances Adelaide Newman, of Mortimer Lane, Foxton. Farmer by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 2nd March 1916 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, aged 24. Height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair fair, religion Methodist. Buried in FOSSE No.10 COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SAINS-EN-GOHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 13. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7296 - 9

OLIVER

Ambrose

Rifleman, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, died 14/5/1916, age 29, buried: AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oliver, of Foxton, nr. Royston, Herts.

OLIVER

William Cromwell

Lance Corporal 10446 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars who died of wounds on Monday, 24th May 1915. Age 19. Brother of Isabel Oliver, of Foxton, Cambs. Born Cambridge, enlisted Stratford, resident Walsall. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. C. 4.

SIZER

Albert George

Private G/70250, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 26th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born and resident Foxton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sizer, of Station Rd., Foxton. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15. See also Foxton University Tutorial Press.
STARR

Horace Charles

Private, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 3/10/1915, age 20, commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Starr, of High St., Foxton, Cambs.

SWALLOW

Leonard

Private, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, died 23/8/1918, age 28, commemorated: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Husband of Alice M. Swallow, of 1, Dryden Cottages, Foxton, Royston, Herts.

WORLAND

William Charles

Able Seaman, Hood Battalion, , Royal Naval Div., R.N.V.R., died 18/10/1917, age 36, buried: MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of Charles and Frances Worland, of Foxton, Cambs.

WORLAND

HarryHenry James

Private, 14th Labour Coy., Army Service Corps, died 19/3/1917, age 43, buried: STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of Alfred and Hannah Worland, of Foxton, Herts.

These two names are additionally recorded on a Roll of Honour inside the Church:

COOTE

George

possibly George William Coote, Serjeant 19399 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment killed in action on Monday, 13th November 1916. Born and resident Royston, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
COX

James

No further information currently

1939 1945

DASH

Jack Sidney

Seaman, H.M. Trawler Lord Stonehaven, Royal Naval Patrol Service, died 2/10/1942, age 24, commemorated: LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk, United Kingdom. Son of Nellie Dash; husband of Hilda O. Dash, of Foxton, Cambridgeshire.

HAYNES

Arthur

Flight Sergeant, 101 Sqd. R.A.F.V.R., died 31/3/1944, age 21, buried: DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Son of Wilmot and Ann Haynes, of Foxton, Cambridgeshire. His brother Denis also died on service.

HAYNES

Denis

Private, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 9/4/1944, age 20, buried: IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY, India. Son of Wilmot and Ann Haynes, of Foxton, Cambridgeshire.

HOW

Roy Vincent

Flight Lieutenant, R.A.F.V.R., died 28/2/1944, age 30, buried: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey, United Kingdom. Son of James Virrcent and Amy How; husband of Olive Josephine How, of Kingsbury, Middlesex. B.A.

SHARMAN

Kenneth Leslie

Private, 198 Field Amb., Royal Army Medical Corps, died 5/3/1943, age 26, commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Husband of E. Sharman, of Foxton, Hertfordshire.

WRIGHT

John W F

Possibly: Ord/Telegraphist John William Frederick Wright, H.M.S. Esk, Royal Navy, died 1/9/1940, age 19, commemorated: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Son of Frederick and Bertha E. Wright, of Cambridge.

26 August 2005

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