Surnames - P

Surname

Forename(s)

Award

Details

Memorial/Place

When

PACEY

T

M.M.

Corporal. Lincolnshire Regiment CambridgeshireTimes 30 May 1919.

March

WW1

PAINTER

L

M.i.D.

Bombadier, son of Mr C H Painter, 36 St Peter's Road, March. Age 20. Divisonal Ammunition Column, West Riding Royal Field Artillery. Enlisted March 1915, worked in Post Office telegraph dept. March Town FC player. Had moved to Sheffield.

March

WW1

PAMMENT

Victor

DCM

Lance-Corporal, Back Hill, Ely. 16620, 11th Suffolk Regiment Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) (LG 22 September 1916) for work with machine gun on 1 July 1916 in second line of German trenches, at La Boiselle, Somme. Age 22, buried: Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Pamment, of "Cherryvale," Back Hill, Ely, Cambs.

Ely

WW1

PAPWORTH

Frederick Charles

M.C.

Captain, Eldest son of Mr & Mrs H G Papworth, Gaul Road, March. Lance-Corporal, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, discharged 23 October 1915. Capt, Northants Regiment Military Cross (MC) for 13 October 1918. Cambridgeshire Times 13 December 1918. Regular Army after war, retired 1959, Lieutenant-Colonel. Died January 1973, Guildford, age 78.

March

WW1

PARDOE Joseph DCM Company Serjeant Major, 11th Bt. Worcestershire Reg., d 4/9/1918, age 32, buried: Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece. Son of Alfred Pardoe, of Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster; husband of Mabel Helen Pardoe, of West End, Haddenham, Ely. DCM London Gazette 16/1/1915. Haddenham WW 1  

PARKER

James

MBE

CSM 1st Btn Isle of Ely Home Guard. Thory's Farm, Glassmoor, Whittlesey. For devotion to duty, King's special honours to Home Guard. CT 22-12-44.

Whittlesey

WW2

PARKINSON

Gordon James William

DFM

Sgt Son of Mr & Mrs William Parkinson, Council Houses, Main Rd, Wimblington. Rear gunner, shot down a Junkers 88 & had taken part in nine missions over Berlin. CT 25-8-44.

Wimblington

WW2

PARNWELL Frank DCM
15512 Sjt. F. Parnwell, Grenadier Guards (Chiswick) (London Gazette 21 October 1918). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer. In carrying out his duties in the trenches and in action he has invariably shown himself cool, resourceful and diligent, and with a complete disregard for personal danger. The wonderful spirit shown by the stretcher bearers of the battalion reflects the greatest credit on this non-commissioned officer. Originally from Brook Street, Elsworth. Enlisted aged 18 years 10 months. Originally a farm labourer. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 35½ inches. Also served as Private 42952, Staffordshire Regiment and 202849, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Born 1898. Enlisted at Cambridge October 1916.
Elsworth WW1

PELL

Beauchamp T

DSO

Lieutentant-Col, The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment 4 November 1914, age 18 (must be a mistake, no-one would be a commanding officer with a DSO at 18). Son of Rev Beauchamp H St John Pell & Julia C M Pell. Husband of Alice M Pell, The Rectory, Wilburton. Born Ickenham, Middlesex. Zantvoorde British Cem, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Wilburton

WW 1

PETERS

Fred

M.M.

Trooper. Cambridgeshire Times 13 December 1918.

Haddenham

WW1

PHILLIPS

F C

M.M.

Lance-Corporal. 95th Canadian Infantry. Cambridgeshire Times 22 March 1918.

Prickwillow

WW1

PORTER

E

DCM & MM

Cpl. Cambridge. Royal Engineers. DCM (L/Cpl, LG 26-9-16) for gallantry during enemy counter attack . Awarded MM on 15-8-17, when working at an ammunition dump a German shell hit a store of trench mortars and very few escaped. He dug out the wounded and threw earth over another heap of bombs he saw on fire. Hunts Post 21-9-17.

Cambridge

 

WW 1

POULTER

Smith Stevens

MM

Sgt, 13573, 11th Suffolk Rgt, Killed in action 1-7-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Willingham

WW 1

PRICE

W

Italian Bronze Medal

Quartermaster Sergeant, former March policeman. Grenadier Guards, Cambridgeshire Times 17 May 1918.

March

WW1

           

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