Surnames - N

Surname

Forename(s)

Award

Details

Memorial/Place

When

NEEP

Harold Dockerill

M.S.M.

Sapper Cannon Street, Wisbech. Royal Engineers topography corps, WS 5 July 1918.

Wisbech

WW1

NEGUS

Joseph P

D.C.M., M.M. & Bar

Sergeant, Military Medal (MM) & Bar. 20505, 11th Suffolk Regiment For Malakhoff Farm, 24 August 1917. Citation, LG 26 January 1918: "When in a position isolated from the rest of the line, he organised and led bombing attacks and gained 70 yards of trench, killing some of the enemy and putting a machine gun out of action. He constantly exposed himself in order to keep touch with the nearest troops. On one occaison he went over the open under very fire and bought back fresh supplies of bombs. For three days he held on and improved a most difficult position, setting a magnificant example of initiative and fearlessness". Cambridgeshire Times 1 February 1918. Military Medal (MM) for 5 August 1916 when bombing all night with an officer of Royal Scots and holding dangerous post against the Germans. Intermediate Trench, Bazentin-le-Grand,Somme; critical situation saved by Sergeant Negus, Lance-Corporal R Cave, Private Taylor and Cockerton. Bar for 12 October 1916 For bombing raid. Son of Mr Joseph Negus, Southampton Place, Chatteris.

Chatteris

WW1

NEWALL

H

M.M.

Private. Suffolk Regiment Wisbech Standard 29 March 1918.

Welney

WW1

NEWSHAM

F S

Certificate/cards of recognition for gallantry

Sapper, York Road, Wisbech. Royal Engineers, Irish Division, gallant conduct 7 June 27. Wisbech Standard 3 August 1917.

Wisbech

WW1

NEWTON

Denzil Onslow Cochrane

MVO

Captain, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.) who died of wounds on Saturday, 9th January 1915, aged 35. Order of the Rising Sun (Japan). Son of the late George Onslow and Lady Alia Newton of Croxton Park, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave B. 2a.

Croxton

WW 1

NEWTON

Thomas Cochrane

DSO, OBE & MiD

Croxton Park. Major (Acting Lt-Col). Royal Field Artillery. DSO (LG 3-6-18) Birthday Honours. Hunts County News 21-6-18.

Croxton

WW 1

NIGHTALL

James William

George Cross

Fireman Littleport. Railwayman. For his bravery in the train disaster at Soham. CT 28-7-44.

Littleport

WW2

NURSE

Roy

M.C. & M.i.D.

Captain, King's Own Royal Lancashire & Machine Gun Corps, Cambridgeshire Times 11 January 1917. Mentioned in Dispatches May 1917..

March

WW1

17 February 2001

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