Surnames - G

Surname

Forename(s)

Award

Details

Memorial/Place

When

GAPE

Warren Vyvyan Hamilton

MC

Lieutenant 74587 11th, 11th Hussars, R.A.C. who died on Tuesday, 29th April 1941. Age 23. Son of Capt. William Nugent Walter Gape, and of Sibyl Marion Geraldine Gape, of Caxton, Cambridgeshire. HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY, Egypt 1. E. 10. Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery is on the main coast road from Mersa Matruh through to Libya, and is on the east side of Halfaya Sollum, approximately 12 kilometres from the Egypt/Libya border.

Caxton

WW 2

GATHORP

S C

MM

A/200576 Pte S C Gawthorp: . Formerly Cambs Rgt, serving with
12th King's Royal Rifles. LG 28-9-17.

Girton

WW1

GILL

Sid

MM

325513 Corporal, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment Killed in action 26 September 1917, age 24. Only son of Mr & Mrs Hubert Gill, 19 Elwyn Rd, March. Awarded Military Medal, 14/15 May 1917, raid on Canadian Trench. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

March

WW1

GIMBERT

Benjamin

George Cross

Driver Railwayman. Estover Rd, March. For his bravery in the train disaster at Soham. CT 28-7-44. His medal is in March museum.

March

WW2

GIMBERT

Harold J

M.M.

Private, son of Mr & Mrs Allerson Gimbert, Norwich House, Sutton. Military Medal (MM) for devotion to duty at Ronssoy 19 September 1918. 18th Division.

Sutton

WW1

GIPSON

F B

DFC & Bar

Acting Flt-Lt RAF. Son of Mr & Mrs C R Gipson, 16 York Rd, Chatteris. For gallantry & devotion to duty in air operations (52 operational flights without a break), CT 17-11-44. Bar for extended tour of operations and high standard of target marking over a long period, CT 25-5-45.

Chatteris

WW2

GIPSON

John

M.M.

Private, Wimblington Road, March. Grenadier Guards, carrying wounded under fire.

March

WW1

GOAD

William

Albert Medal

Petty Officer Royal Navy. Stretham. Saved an officer during Russian convoy duty.

Stretham

WW2

GOOCH

H

M.M.

Sergeant. Suffolk Regiment Cambridgeshire Times 26 October 1917.

Ely

WW1

GOODENOUGH

F

M.S.M.

Sergeant-Major, Royal Army Medical Corps, Eastern Command HQ Staff at Colchester.

Cambs

WW1

GOODLEY

W

M.C. & M.i.D.

Captain & Quartermaster, 136th FA, RAMC. Mentioned in Despatches 25 March 1917.

Cambs

WW1

GOODLIFF

A

D.C.M. & M.M.

Private, London Road, Chatteris. 17442 2nd Beds, LG 30 October 1918, carrying message under fire. also Military Medal (MM). Also recommended for Bar to Military Medal (MM).

Chatteris

WW1

GOULD

Thomas William

 

V.C.

Petty Officer, Royal Navy. Awarded the VC for actions in the Sea of Crete, 16 February 1942, reported in the London Gazette, 9 June 1942. Born in Dover, Kent
28 December 1914, died 6 December 2001, Peterborough.

Peterborough

WW2

GRAVES

C W

D.C.M.

Private, son of Mr M Graves, Rose & Crown Inn, Chatteris. 36565, 6th Royal Berks, captured a machine gun single handed. LG 4 March 1918. Cambridgeshire Times 25 January 1918.

Chatteris

WW1

GREENLEAF

E J

DSO & DFC

Squadron Leader Husband of Mrs Letitia Greenleaf, 15 West Park St, Chatteris. Son of Mr & Mrs E G Greenleaf, of Farnham, Surrey. Wounded in eye and shoulder while flying over target, his observer was killed, and he managed to get his plane back to the UK. Also Mentioned in Despatches three times - 1941 & twice in 1944. CT 27-10-44. Awarded DFC, CT 15-12-44.

Chatteris

WW2

GROUND

T Leslie

D.S.O.

2nd Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers, first Distinguished Service Order (DSO) to a Wisbech soldier. Wisbech Standard 9 February 1917.

Wisbech

WW1

GROUNDS

George Ambrose

D.S.O & Bar

Captain. Leinster Regiment, trans 8th Tank Corps. 11/17, Cambrai, when three of his tanks were disabled, he led his men as lewis gun teams. LG 8 February 1918, T/Lieutentant (A/Capt). Cambridgeshire Times 18 January 1918. Bar to Distinguished Service Order (DSO), LG 1 February 1919, 8-10/8/18 when acting Major at Proyart.

Citation for Bar: "On the night of August 10-11 1918 during the operations near Prozart, for conspicuous gallantry in charge of two sections of tanks co-operating with the infantry. When some confusion was caused amaong the latter by severe machine gun fire in the darkness, he went forward with complete disregard of danger and reorganised the column, keeping the leding tanks in action for an hour and a half after the infantry had withdrawn. He remained out alone for some time after the last tank had withdrawn to ensure getting accurate touch with the situation."

March

WW1

GUNTON

Percy

M.M.

Sergeant, West Street, Chatteris. Suffolk Regiment

Chatteris

WW1

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