Surnames - B

Surname

Forename(s)

Award

Details

Memorial/Place

When

BAILEY

Joe

D.C.M. & Croix de Guerre, Belgium

Corporal, The Crofts, Soham. 7633, 2nd Suffolk Regiment Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for 15 July 1916 & 20 August 1916 (LG 13 February 1917). Cambridgeshire Times 16 February 1917. Belgian Croix de Guerre, Cambridgeshire Times 19 April 1918.

Soham

WW1

BARBER

Robert

M.C.

Lieutenant. 2nd Suffolk Regiment Citation appears Wisbech Standard 14 April 1916. The Suffolk Regiment history says the btn successfully attacked the Bluff, Ypres, on March 2nd 1916, and Lieutentant Barber was awarded the Military Cross (MC) for gallantry.

Littleport

WW1

BARKER

H

Certificate/cards of recognition for gallantry

Corporal, Wisbech Road, March, for 10 August 1917.

March

WW1

BARRETT

Bertram

M.M.

Sergeant. Welsh Regiment Cambridgeshire Times 24 April 1917.

Littleport

WW1

BARRETT

D

M.M. & Bar

Private, 11th Suffolk Regiment Military Medal (MM) for August? 1917, Gaz 11-1917. Bar for Battle of St Quentin, March 1918. Cambridgeshire Times 9 November 7.

Littleport

WW1

BARRETT

Edgar I

DCM

orporal 10390 2nd Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers who died on Sunday, 15th September 1918. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave IV. A. 21.

Madingley

WW1

BARRETT

Reginald James

MC

Lieutentant (Acting Captain), 6th (Rifle) Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action 21 August 1918, age 26. Awarded Military Cross in late 1917. Lived Chatteris. Warry Copse Cemetery, Courcelles, France. Citation - Lt (A/Capt) Reginald James Barrett: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a counter attack with great dash and determination and drove out the enemy from a post they had taken. He did fine service."

1. Chatteris
2. March Grammar School

WW1

BAXTER

John

MM

73071 Private, 11th Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). Killed in action 17 October 1917, age 26, Zillebeke. Awarded Military Medal for Easter Monday, 1917 (9th April 1917). As a company orderly he carried messages during a German attack, near Hill 60, Ypres. (London Gazette 26 May 1917 & Wisbech Standard 4 May 1917. ) Formerly 18947 South Staffordshire Regiment Son of John Robert & Catherine, of 3 Russell Street, Wisbech. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Wisbech

WW1

BAYS

B W

Chevalier de l'Ordre de Leopold II & Croix de Guerre & M.i.D.

Corporal (A/Sergeant), HQ II Corps Royal Engineers. From Chatteris. Wife living March. Mentioned in Despatches AND Chevalier de l'Ordre de Leopald II & Croix de Guerre. Cambridgeshire Times 11 April 1919

Chatteris

WW1

BENTON

B

D.C.M.

Sergeant. Wisbech Standard 9 July 1915.

Ely

WW1

BENTON

R F

M.M.

Sergeant, Royal Engineers. Cambridgeshire Times 1 February 1918.

Ely

 

BENYON

John

MM

3372 Corporal, 47th Battalion Australian Imperial Force. Died of Wounds 2 September 1916, 44th CCS, age 20. Son of James Benyon, Gaul Road. Awarded posthumous Military Medal. Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Student, enlisted Sydney, New South Wales.

1. March
2. March Grammar School

WW1

BETTS

Harry

MC, DCM & Bar

325753 Company Sergeant Major (CSM), 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment Killed in action 22 August 1918. Awarded MC, DCM and Bar. Aged 22, son of Mr & Mrs James Betts, lived Twenty Foot Sidings. Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette. Awarded Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal and Bar.

1. Chainbridge
2. Coldham
3. Guyhirn and Ring's End
4. March

WW1

BIDWELL

Arthur John

M.M.

Pte. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 21/8/1918, age 24, buried: Railway Cutting Cemetery, Courcelles-Le-Comte, Pas de Calais, France. Son of J. Bidwell, of 50, Water Side, Ely, Cambs, and the late Annie Bidwell. Cambridgeshire Times 19 July 1918.

Ely

WW1

BINGHAM

Geoffrey

M.M.

Squadron Sgt-Major Tank Corps. Son of Mr & Mrs J W Bingham, Colville Rd, Wisbech. Veteran of Dieppe raid, Aug 1942. CT 3-11-44.

Wisbech

WW2

BIRD

Ronald A

DSC & Bar

Lt-Commander Fleet Air Arm, HMS Searcher. Son of Mr & Mrs H Bird, 71 Upwell Rd, March. He was living in Scotland. DSC for his part in operations in area of Norway. CT 29-6-45. Bar, CT 7-9-45.

March

WW2

BIRD

Tom Pate

M.S.M.

Quartermaster Sergeant, son of the late Mr Walter Bird, St Mary Street, Ely. Cambridgeshire Times 28 February 1919.

Ely

WW1

BIRLING

E J

Croix de Guerre, France

Flight Commander. Royal Navy. Cambridgeshire Times 8 February 1918.

Chatteris

WW1

BLACKMUR

Albert Edward

M.M. & Bar

Corporal, 60 The Avenue, March. Australian Imperial Froce. Military Medal (MM) & Bar. Granted commission 1/19. Cambridgeshire Times 23 November 1917.

March

WW1

BLAKENEY

Hugh W

M.C.

2nd Lieutenant. Son of the head of King's School, Ely. Military Cross (MC) for 13 July 1917. Cambridgeshire Times 21 September 1917.

Ely

WW1

BLOGG

Joseph Andrew Martin

M.M.

Private 327898 1st/1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who died of wounds on Wednesday, 4th September 1918. Age 38. Born Cheddington, Bucks, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Joseph and Sophia Blogg, of Grantchester, Cambs.; husband of Rose Blogg, of 56, Catharine St., Cambridge. Formerly 6235 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Awarded Military Medal (MM).

Grantchester

WW1

BOND

Cyril Frank

DFC & Bar

Flt-Lt RAF. Living Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Son of Mr & Mrs George Bond, of 10 Coleridge Rd, Cambridge; formerly March. Formerly Suffolk Regiment. CT 23-2-45. Bar, after being engaged in over 100 attacks, CT 20-4-45.

March
Cambridge

WW2

BOUCHER

Albert

DFM

Flight Sgt, 1336404, Air gunner, 582 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 15-6-44, age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs F A Bouch, of Wisbech. Coxdye War Cemetery, Kiksijde, Belgium.

Wisbech

WW2

BOULTON

Ronald F

MC

Capt Queen's Royal Regiment. Son of Mr & Mrs F Boulton, 51 New Road, Chatteris. Awarded for action in Italy. CT 14-4-44. Brother of Kenneth.

Chatteris

WW2

BOWMAN

Kate

M.i.D.

Forewoman, 106 Creek Road, March. Women's Legion, then Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Supervisor in cooking dept. Wisbech Standard 15 February 1918.

March

WW1

BRECKON

Harry Walter

MM

533358 Private (machine gunner), 1/15th London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles). Died of Wounds 27 July 1917, age 39. Awarded Military Medal at Messines, for action during the Battle of Messines, June 1917. Youngest son of George & Sarah Jane Breckon, 4 High Street. Godewaesvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Chatteris

WW1

BRISCOE

R G

MC

2nd Lt. Longstowe Hall. Carried message after sniper killed two runners. Hunts Post 2-11-17.

Longstowe

 

WW1

BROOK(E)SClaud DCMSgt. 1st/4th Bt. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, d 12/8/1918, age 24, buried: Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, Pas de Calais, France. Son of William George and Rosina Brooks, of Littleport, Cambs. DCM London Gazette 3/10/1918. See also Littleport. Little OuseWW1  

BROWN

H E

Certificate/cards of recognition for gallantry

Private, Newbridge Road, Wisbech. Royal Fusiliers, 2nd Division, bravery November 30-Dec 4, 1917.

Wisbech

WW1

BROWN

James

M.M.

Private,. Bedfordshire Regiment Military Medal (MM) for taking charge of platoon 9 April 1917. Cambridgeshire Times 7 December 1917.

Cambs

WW1

BROWN

James

MM

30330 Sergeant, 108th Battery, 23rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died 26 July 1916. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Whittlesey

WW1

BROWN

John Robert

MM & Bar

40635 Lance Corporal, 7th Norfolk Regiment Died of Wounds (home) 17 October 1918, age 37. Awarded Military Medal and Bar. Stretcher bearer, awarded Military Medal for bringing in wounded. Husband of Alice Mary Brown, 45 Pleasant Row, Lynn Rd, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery.

Wisbech

WW1

BUCK

Robert

BEM

Cpl Doddington. No 6 platoon, BCompany, 3rd Btn Isle of Ely Home Guard. World War One veteran. King's special honours to Home Guard. Only award to 3rd btn. CT 22-12-44.

Doddington

WW2

BUCK

Verdun

MM

L/Sgt.,Grenadier Guards. Son of Mr & Mrs Buck, of Cordon Farm, Benwick Rd, Doddington. For gallant and distinguished services in Italy. Formerly a policeman at Sutton. CT 21-4-44

Doddington

WW2

BURRALL

C H

M.M.

Private. Army Service Corps, for July 14-1915, 1918, two lorries ditched and he recovered them during gas bombardment. Wisbech Standard 6 December 1918.

Parson Drove

WW1

BURROWS

Ernest Revell

MM

16839 Sergeant, 2nd Suffolk Regiment Killed in action 28 March 1918, age 25. Awarded Military Medal. Son of A & L Burrows, of Wisbech St Mary. Husband of A Burrows. Lived Bannisters Row, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Wisbech

WW1

BURROWS

Ernest Roland

MM

201014 Lance Corporal, 4th Suffolk Regiment Killed in action 18 August 1916. Awarded Military Medal. Husband of Jane Ramsey (formerly Burrows), Ipswich. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Walsoken

WW1

BURTONAlfred MM Cpl. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 30/8/1918, age 35, commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of John and Harriet Burton, of High St., Haddenham, Ely; husband of Ellen Augusta Burton, of 14, St. Margaret's Place, Old Fletton, Peterborough. HaddenhamWW1
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