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FULBOURN UNITED REFORM CHURCH WW2 ROLL OF HONOUR

World War 2 - Complete Roll of Honour with some detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2005 Norman Osborne

Photograph Copyright © Norman Osborne 2005

Framed wall plaque in Fulbourn United Reformed Church

NOTE:- On April 26th 1946 , the committee of the Forces Remembrance Fund presented a cheque of £10 to each of the 144 members of H.M. Forces who served during the war. Letters of appreciation thanking the village and the committee for their efforts have been received. Starting in 1998 I endeavoured to find the 144 members of the armed forces to make a Roll of Honour in their Memory. Through newspapers, radio appeals and from word of mouth of Fulbourn residents I, after three years have managed to find 143 of the 144 servicemen and women who served. Hopefully these names are genuine but cannot be authenticated as no records can be found. The Roll of Honour has been beautifully penned by Mr Roy Pryor of Histon.

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THE MEN AND WOMEN OF FULBOURN WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED
BELOW, SERVED GOD, THEIR KING AND COUNTRY DURING THE
SECOND WORLD WAR. 1939 – 1945.

  ANDERSON Derek
Reconnaissance Unit. Son of Mr & Mrs A.Anderson of Station Road, Fulbourn.
  ALDEN George
Army. Husband of Mrs M.Alden of Shelford Road, Fulbourn.
  AUSTWICK Sidney
Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Austwick, Sation Road Fulbourn
  ABLE Eric Walter
No further information currently available. Lived at 6 Chaffey Row, Fulbourn.
  BRASHER Ernest
Royal Artillary. Prisoner of War Middle East. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs W Brasher of School Lane, Fulbourn.
  BRASHER Edward
Army. Son of Mr & Mrs W Brasher of School Lane Fulbourn.
  BRASHER Reginald
No further information currently available.
  BENSTEAD Arthur
Army. Lost a leg at Dunkirk and evacuated Home. Husband of Mrs M.Benstead, Crown & Thistle, Fulbourn.
  BARKER Stanley
Army. Son of Mr & Mrs S Barker, 50 School Lane, Fulbourn.
  BARNES Stanley
Royal Air Force. Enlisted 10th February 1939 , demobed 17th February 1946 . Served 5 months with the British Expeditionary Force as a plant operator, constructing runways and servicing planes as an armourer. He served as rear-guard operation as part of the evacuation of Dunkirk. He then served in the middle East in Iraq performing surveillance duties, monitoring enemy planes. He was awarded the following medals :- 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal and the War Medal, 1939-1945.
  BURLING Dennis
Royal Air Force. No further information currently available.
  BROOKES Leonard
Army. No further information currently available.
  BAKER Clifford
Army. No further information currently available.
  BUNN George
Army. No further information currently available.
  BAKER Berkley
Royal Air Force. Flying Officer. Son of Mr & Mrs E Baker, Shelford Road, Fulbourn.
CUTTING Ernest [Philip]
1st Bn Cambridgeshire Regt. L/Cpl. Taken Prisoner of War by Japanese in 1942, Died in Thailand aged 29 on Thursday, 17th June 1943. Husband of Mrs Cutting, Cambridge Road Fulbourn. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY. See also Fulbourn WW2 Memorial
  CRANE Donald
Royal Artillary Gunner. Prisoner of War in Italy. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs A Crane, 35 Station Road, Fulbourn.
  CRANE Kenneth
Army. Seconded Son of Mr & Mrs A Crane, 35 Station Road, Fulbourn.
  CRANE Roy
Cambridgeshire Regt Pte. Taken Prisoner of War in Japan. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs A Crane, 35 Station Road, Fulbourn.
  CLAYDON Alec
Husband of Mrs Claydon, Shelford Road, Fulbourn.
  CLAYDON Dennis
Royal Air Force. Leading Aircraftsman. Son of Mr & Mrs Claydon, Pierce Lane, Fulbourn.
  CLAYDON Ernest
Royal Fusiliers. Pte. Son of Mr & Mrs W Claydon, Mill Hill, Fulbourn.
  CLAYDON Jack
Royal Artillary. Gunner. Son of Mr & Mrs W Claydon, Mill Hill, Fulbourn.
  CLAYDON Stanley
Royal Artillery. 1633496 Gunner. Taken prisoner by Japanese in 1942. While being transported by Japanese to Japan, they were sunk by a torpedo from an American Submarine, but picked up by the Japanese and imprisoned in a P.O.W. camp at FUKUAKA in Japan. He was in that camp when the atomic bomb was dropped. The camp was liberated by the Australians on August 18th 1945. He was the husband of Mrs Gwen Claydon, of 26, School Lane, Fulbourn, and the son of Mr & Mrs W Claydon of Mill Hill, Fulbourn.
  COBURN Hubert [Percy]
Gunner 14346794, enlisted 1942, aged 29, was Bricklayer so held in reserved occupation due to building aerodromes within Cambridgeshire. Originally enlisted in the P.T.C (Physical Training Corps) and then went to 94th Field Artillery but was moved to 81st Anti-Tank Regiment where most of his action was seen. Landed in Port Said in 1943 and then onto the Italy Landings at Anzio. Saw action attacking the Gothic Line and was employed on several frantic engagements against German Armour...which resulted in heavy casualties. After defeat of Germany and Italy, moved to M.E.F and saw action in Palestine until discharged in late 1946'.

He was a real lively character and also told used to play the spoons in the 'Regimental band' (a few blokes messing around with instruments) and also cut his pals hair although never cutting hair in his life. He passed away aged 91 in 2004.

  COOK George
Army. No further information currently available. Son of Mr & Mrs Fred Cook, Shelford Road, Fulbourn.
  COOK Sydney
Army. No further information currently available. Son of Mr & Mrs Fred Cook, Shelford Road. Fulbourn.
  COAD Victor
No further information currently available.
  CORNWALL Jack
Army. No further information currently available.
  CHAPMAN Eric
Army. Son of William Chapman, 17 Cambridge Road, Fulbourn.
CRACK Donald
Army. 5773363 L/Cpl Royal Norfolk Regt. Prisoner of War by Japanese 11th February 1942. Reported to have been executed by Japanese. Remembered on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore.
  CLARK William
Army. Husband of Mrs Clarke, Station Road, Fulbourn.
  CHAPMAN Frederick
Army. No further information currently available.
  DUKE George
Royal Air Force. Pilot Officer, Son of Mr & Mrs Duke, Manor Lodge, Fulbourn.
  ENDERSBY Gordon
Army. No further information
  ENDERSBY Geoffrey
Army. No further information
  ENDERSBY Joey
Army. No further information currently available.
  FLACK Stanley
Army. No further information currently available.
FOREMAN Albert [Edward]
Army. 2nd Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders L/cpl. Killed in action aged 19 in Westrn Europe on March 24th 1945. Husband of Mrs Foreman, Town Close, Fulbourn. Buried REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. See also Fulbourn WW2 Memorial
  FARROW Arthur
Army. Husband of Mrs Audrey Farrow, Teversham Road, Fulbourn.
  GOLDSPINK Herbert
Royal Navy. Able Seaman. Mentioned in Dispatches through keeping an effective and accurate fire with an Oerlikon gun against an enemy u-boat off Tripoli whilst serving in a motor torpedo boat, and thus considerably helping in a successful action in 1943. Son of Mr & Mrs W Goldspink, of The Haven, Broad Green, Fulbourn.
  GOLDSPINK William
Royal Navy. Petty Officer. Mentioned in Dispatches for service in H.M.S. Ashanti during a convoy journey in Russia in1942. Son Of Mr & Mrs W Goldspink, of The Haven, Broad Green, Fulbourn.
  GRAY Arthur
No further information
  GILBROOK Walter
Royal Air Force. Husband of Mrs Gilbook,Railway Cottage, Fulbourn Old Drift.
  GREEN Stanley
No further information currently available.
  GIRLING Sidney
Army. Husband of Mrs Girling, Cow Lane, Fulbourn.
  GAVINS Allan
Army. Husband of Mrs C Gavins, of The Bays, Fulbourn.
  HARDWICK Stanley
Army. Royal Artillery. Served on the Orkney Islands and Italy on Radar Unit. Son of Mr & Mrs P Hardwick, Cow Lane, Fulbourn.
HARDWICK Phillip [Clarence Brown]
Army. 1st Bn. Cambridgeshire Regt, Suffolk Regt. Prisoner of War by Japanese. Died of wounds 27th January 1942 aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Clarence Harry Hardwick, of Fulbourn. Remembered on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. See also Fulbourn WW2 Memorial
  HODGEMAN Verny
Royal Navy. Leading Seaman. Was awarded Distinguished Service Medal, for Bravery, Skill and determination, while serving as a gunner on H.M.S. Lulworth when she rammed and sunk the Italian submarine PIETRO CALVI. Son of Mr & Mrs V Hodgeman, of Station Road, Fulbourn.
  HARRIS Leslie
Army. Royal Engineers. Sargent. Son of Albert George Harris, of 33 School Lane, Fulbourn.
  HARRISON Raymond
Adopted son of Mr & Mrs F Patten, of 2 Home End, Fulbourn.
  HAWKINS Rowley
Son of Mr & Mrs E Hawkins, Babraham Road Fulbourn.
  HODSON Edward
Army. Husband of Mrs Hodson, of Shelford Road, Fulbourn.
  HAMILTON Eric
Royal Navy. Stoker. Son of Mr & Mrs Hamilton, Mill Cottage, Cambridge Road, Fulbourn.
  HALL James
Husband of Mrs Ivy Hall, Hill Farm, Fulbourn.
  HART Leonard
Army. Royal Army Service Corp. Served in North Africa.
  HAWKINS Kenneth
Son of Mr Hawkins, Asylum Inn, Fulbourn.
  HURST Robert
Army. Grenadier Guards. Lance Sargent. Mentioned in Dispatches 1St July 1945.Husband of Mrs Hurst, Fulbourn.
JACKSON James [Charles]
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying Officer. 217 Sqdn aged 22. Killed on October 11th 1945 when the aircraft he was piloting crashed 2 miles west of Ahmedabad Airfield, India. He is buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India. Son of Mr J. J. Jackson ( A.A. Inspector), of 8 , Cambridge Road, Fulbourn. See also Fulbourn WW2 Memorial
  JACOBS Donald
Son of Mr & Mrs F.Jacobs, Broad Green, Fulbourn.
  JENNINGS Sidney
No further information currently available.
KNIGHTS William [George]
Army. Pte. 2nd Bn East Yorkshire Regt. Who died aged 22 on Tuesday, 19th September 1944. Son of Mr & Mrs Leonard Knights, of Apthorpe Street, Fulbourn. He is buried in HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belguim. See also Fulbourn WW2 Memorial
  KNIGHTS David
Royal Air Force. Sgt. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Leonard Knights,Apthorpe Street, Fulbourn.
  KING Peter
Army. Pte. Foster son of Mrs M.Patten, Corner of Barretts Yard, High Street, Fulbourn.
  KNOWLES Douglas
Son of Mr & Mrs A. Knowles, of Home End , Fulbourn.
  LANKASTER Frank
Army. Pte. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Lankaster, of 29 School Lane, Fulbourn.
LACEY Robert [Joseph]
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 626 Sqn. Flying Officer. Rear Gunner, who died on Sunday 14th January 1945 whose aircraft never returned from a raid on Germany. Eldest son of Major and Mrs Gerald Lacey, of Queen’s Farm, Fulbourn. Mentioned with Honour on Royal Air Force Memorial at RUNNYMEADE, Surrey. See also Fulbourn WW2 Memorial
  LAWRENCE Alfred
Joined Royal Navy in 1943. Son of Mr & Mrs Lawrence, 27, School Lane, Fulbourn.
  LAWRENCE George
Army. Son of Mr & Mrs Lawrence, 27, School Lane, Fulbourn.
  LAWRENCE Edward
Son of Mr & Mrs Lawrence, 27 School Lane , Fulbourn.
LAWRENCE Phillip Cutcliffe
Squadron Leader, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force, died 8th February 1941, age 27, commemorated in NOTTINGHAM CREMATORIUM, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Son of H. Lawrence and of Minnie Lawrence (nee Cutliffe), husband of Joan D. Lawrence, of Cambridge. Awarded Silver and Bronze Medals for Bayonet Team Combats.
  LEGGE Graham
No further information currently available.
MERRY Bertie [Frederick Selwyn]
Army. 2nd Bn Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Regt. Pte. Killed in action in Italy on May 12th 1944 aged 27. Husband of Elizabeth Merry of Fulbourn. Buried in CASSINO War Cemetery, Italy. See also Fulbourn WW2 Memorial
  MERRY Victor
Army. Son of Mrs Merry, White Gates, Station Road, Fulbourn.
  MASON Arthur
No further information currently available.
  MISSING Donald
Royal Navy. Chief Petty Officer. Chef. Son of Mr & Mrs Missing, Pierce Lane, Fulbourn.
  MISSING Leslie
Army Medical Corp. L/Cpl. Son of Mr & Mrs Missing, Pierce Lane Fulbourn.
  MISSING Percy
Royal Air Force. L.A.C. Son of Mr & Mrs Missing, Pierce Lane Fulbourn.
  MISSING Albert
Royal Air Force. L.A.C. Son of Mr Charlie Missing, of Fulbourn.
  MONK Bernard
Royal Navy. Petty Officer. Chef. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs R. Monk, School House, School Lane, Fulbourn.
  MCCULLAGH Alfred
Army. Lieut.Col was a serving member of the Home Guard and Adjutant and Quartermaster of the 3rd Camdridgeshire Battalion. Born in 1897. Joined the Inniskilling Fusiliers at the age of 17 on the outbreak of W.W.1, then transferred to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infrantry. During the Second World War he served in Abyssinia and Eritrea where he commanded the 4th Kings Own African Rifles. During his command he was present at the surrender of the Duke of Aosla and Italian Forces. Husband of Mrs McCullagh of Fulbourn.
  NEWMAN Ronald
Royal Air Force. L.A.C. Son of Mrs Newman, of Shelford Road, Fulbourn.
  NOBLE Jack
Army. No further information currently available.
  NOBLE Reginald
Army. No Further Information
  NICHOLLS Vera
Royal Air Force.
  NICHOLLS Norman
No further information currently available.
  OSBORNE George
Army. Royal Artillary. Battery Sargent Major-Warrant Officer 2. At the age of 48 he joined the Army and served with the 8th Army in North Africa with the 120LAA Battery 30th Regt Royal Artillary, then on to Italy until the end of the war. He was Mentioned in Dispatches on 20TH November 1945 for Distinguished Service. He served in the First World War in the Suffolk Regiment 2ND Battalion serving in North Afria, Egypt and the Sudan. Ended his service on the 18th September 1945 aged 54. Husband of Mrs Avery Osborne of Fulbourn.
  OSBORNE Brian
Army. Guardsman in Irish Guards. Served in Germany. Second son of Mrs & Mrs R. Osborne of 24, School Lane, Fulbourn.
  PARKER John
No further information currently available.
  PULFER Leslie
Royal Air Force. Corporal. Served at Sutton Bridge, Weston Super Mare and Iraq. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs R. Osborne, of 24 School Lane, Fulbourn.
  PEARL Douglas
Royal Air Force. L.A.C. Son of Mr & Mrs Pearl, of 22, School Lane, Fulbourn.
  PLUMB Arthur
Army. Son of Mr & Mrs W. Plumb, of Home End, Fulbourn.
  PLUMB James
No further information currently available.
  PLUMB William
No further information currently available.
  PILGRIM Mary
Leading Wren. Daughter of Mr & Mrs George Pilgrim, of Mable Cottage, Station Road, Fulbourn.
  PILGRIM Peggy
Wren. Daughter of Mr & Mrs George Pilgrim, of Mable Cottage, Station Road, Fulbourn.
  PECK Robert
Army. Husband of Mrs E.M. Peck, of Shadelows Farm, Fulbourn.
  PAULEY John
Army. No further information currently available.
ROLPH Ernest [Louis]
Army. 5th Bn Coldstrean Guards. L/Cpl. Died on the 20TH July 1944 aged 20. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE War Cemetery, France. Son of Ernest and Eva May Rolph, of 17 School Lane, Fulbourn. See also Fulbourn WW2 Memorial
  RULE George
Army. Pte Husband of Mrs Myrtle Rule, Fulbourn.
  RULE David
Army. Served in the 8TH Army. Husband of Mrs Audrey Rule, Fulbourn
  ROGERS Joseph
Royal Air Force. L.A.C. Served at Duxford, Fowlmere and Woodvale. Acted as batman to Douglas Bader while at Duxford. Husband of Winifred Rogers, of Cambride Road, Fulbourn.
  RICHMOND Eric
Army. Pte. No further information currently available.
  RICHARDSON Lewis
No further information currently available.
  ROLPH Donald
Royal Navy. Ableseaman.Took part in the Battle of Narvic in April 1940, when their ship shelled Narvic in support of the landings. Son of Mr & Mrs Rolph, of Hinton Road, Fulbourn.
  RUSE Donald
No further information currently available.
  ROOT Frederick
No further information currently available.
  SARGENT Bernard
Army. Corp of Military Police. Sgt. Served in Paiforce, Persia patrolling the Aid to Russia route. Son of Morris and Alice, Beatrice Sargent, of Pierce Lane, Fulbourn.
  SARGENT Stanley
Army. Welsh Guards. Sgt. P.O.W captured at Dunkirk May 23rd 1940. Second son of Morris and Alice, Beatrice Sargent, of Pierce Lane Fulbourn.
SARGENT Alec [George]
Army, Cambridgeshire Regt, Pte. Prisoner of War, in Japanese hands, died of Diptheria while P.O.W. on December 14th 1942. Second son of Morris and Alice, Beatrice Sargent, of Pierce Lane Fulbourn. See also Fulbourn WW2 Memorial
  SHARMAN Gordon
Army. 5th Suffolk Regt. P.O.W. in Japanese Hands . Son of William Sharman who was killed in action in World War One. Husband of Mrs G. Sharman, of 4 Home End Fulbourn.
  SMITH Roland Charles
Army. Cambridgeshire Regt. P.O.W. in Japanese hands 1942 aged 28. Husband of Mrs Smith, of Pierce Lane Fulbourn.
  SCHOFIELD Thomas
No further information currently available.
  SYMONDS Thomas
No further information currently available.
  STANDEN John
No further information currently available.
  STANFORD Charles
No further information currently available.
  STANFORD Tony
No further information currently available.
TEVERSHAM Sidney
Army. 1st Bn Dorset Regt. Pte. Dispatch Rider. Died 12TH August 1944, killed in action in North West Europe. Buried in TILLY-SUR-SEULLES War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Teversham, of 18 Council Houses, Fulbourn. See also Fulbourn WW2 Memorial
  TAYLOR Hector
Royal Air Force. L.A.C. served in India, South Africa and Middle East. Husband of Gladys Taylor of Fulbourn.
  TURNER Owen
No further information currently available.
  TURNER Leslie
No further information currently available.
  TAYLOR Percy
No further information currently available.
  VAIL Herbert
Royal Air Force. Husband of Mrs Vail. Of 11 School Lane, Fulbourn.
  WILLERS Benjamin
Army. Served in the Battle for Crete.
  WILLERS Warrick
No further information currently available.
  WRIGHT George
Army. Pte. P.O.W. in the Far East. Eldest son of Mrs Wright, of 6 Shelford Rod, Fulbourn.
  WHITE Derek
Army. R.E.M.E. Pte. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs George White, of Highfield Farm, Fulbourn.
  WARD Arthur
Army. Cambridgeshires, Green Jackets Service Number 5830143. Age 23. P.O.W. STALAG V111A in Germany.Husband of Mrs Daphne Ward, of Broad Green, Fulbourn.
  WHITMORE James
No further information currently available.
  WHITMORE Anthony
No further information currently available.
  WEBB Vincent
No further information currently available.
  WOMBWELL George
No further information currently available.
  WARD Violet
Auxiliary Territorial Service. Sargent. Daughter of Mr & Mrs W.Ward, High Street, Fulbourn.
  WRIGHT Clifford
Army . Driver. Served in Japan with Occupation Forces. Brother of George Wright P.O.W. Far East. Son of Mrs Wright, of 6 Shelford Road, Fulbourn.
  WALLACE Basil
Royal Air Force. Husband of Mrs Wallace, of Harrow Close, Pierce Lane, Fulbourn.
  WRIGHT Arthur
No further information currently available.
  WEBB William
No further information currently available.
  WESTCOTT Reginald
Royal Air Force. Husband of Mrs Westcott, of Fulbourn.
  YARROW Cyril
Son of Mrs Yarrow, Hinton Road, Fulbourn.

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