Surnames - W

Surname

Forename(s)

Award

Details

Memorial/Place

When

WALKER

Edmund Basil

MiD

2nd Lieutentant, 1st Royal West Kent Regiment Killed in action 18 April 1915, age 26. Mentioned in Dispatches. Second son of the Rev & Mrs George Sherbrooke Walker, St Wendreda's Church, March. Master at Shereborne Preparatory School for two years, commissioned Dorset Regiment, 1912 & transferred to Royal West Kent when sent to front. Oosttraverne Wood Cemetery, Wyschaete, Belgium.

March

WW1

WALKER

Edward Lionel

M.M.

Gnr( Signaller) 123633, D Bty, 64th Army Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Chestnut Farm, Outwell. MM for 23-4-17 for continual mending of breaks in telephone lines.

Outwell

WW1

WARD

Arthur

M.M.

240441 Private, son of Mr W Ward, 22 St John's Road, March. 1/5th Lincolnshire Regiment, linesman, repairing lines under heavy fire, Cite St Pierre, 21 April 1917. Immediate award made 2 May 1917. Cambridgeshire Times 18 May 1917.

March

WW1

WATFORD

Walter

MM

8486 Sergeant, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment Died of Wounds 30 July 1916. Awarded Military Medal. Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Whittlesey

WW1

WATTS

E A

M.M.

Sergeant, The Sluice, Chatteris. Royal Filed Artillery, putting out fire in ammunition dump. Cambridgeshire Times 27 July 1917.

Chatteris

WW1

WAYMAN

Alfred Walter

DCM

Pte. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., d 31/7/1917, age 21, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr and Mrs Wayman of Potters Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Ely

WW1

WAYMAN

Harry Lionel

DCM

Private. 9178 (Later Acting-Sgt.), 7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., who died 27/3/1918 age 22. Buried: Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France. Croix de Guerre (Belgium). Son of George and Caroline M. Wayman, of Steward's Lane, Sutton, Ely. DCM announced in London Gazette 15 March 1916, story in Wisbech Standard 11 February 1916 & Cambridgeshire Times 19 April 1918. Awarded DCM for repairing signal lines during a bombardment on 22-11-15. Listed Sutton war memorial.

Sutton

WW1

WELBOURN

A

M.M.

Bombadier. Royal Garrison Artillery. Wisbech Standard 5 October 1917.

Wisbech

WW1

WELLDON

John Cedric

Croix de Guerre, France

Volunteer Driver. French Red Cross, ambulance driver, for 21 February 1916 at Velno/Reillon.

Chatteris

WW1

WENN

Neil Primrose

OBE

Petty Officer Royal Navy. Son of Mr & Mrs J W Wenn, of Friday Bridge. For devotion to duty in the North Africa landings. CT 26-11-43.

Friday Briage

WW2

WEST

B

M.M.

Lance-Corporal. 11th Suffolk Regiment Cambridgeshire Times 9 November 1917.

Soham

WW1

WEST

Gordon

MM

325615 Sergeant, DCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment Killed in action 22 August 1918, age 22. Son of J & A West, 155 Creek Rd, March. Awarded Military Medal, Sergeant, Morlancourt 8/9 August 1918. Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

March

WW1

WHETSTONE

William

M.M.

Private, Claypits, Manea. 11th Suffolk, stretcher bearer, for 1 July 1916.

Manea

WW1

WHITBREAD

E

On record

Pte. Gamlingay. Machine Gun Corps 39th Division. "The Major General 39th Division places on record the gallant conduct of Pte E Whitbread, MGC, on September 26-27th, 1917, east of Ypres, when he dug out a gun and team and its section officer who had been buried." Hunts Post 14-12-17.

Gamlingay

 

WW1

WHITBY

Frederick

MM

20600 Private, 2nd Suffolk Regiment Killed in action 1 October 1918, age 29. Lived Norwoodside. Awarded Military Medal. Masnieres British Cemetery, Marcoing.

March

WW1

WHITE

G E

D.C.M.

Corporal (Acting-Lance-Sergeant). 9337, 9th Suffolk, for 13 February 1916, bombed party of Germans dismantling wire around British listening post. LG 30 March 1916. Wisbech Standard 17 March 1916.

Wisbech St Mary

WW1

WHITE

William

M.M.

Private. Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, 24 February 1917, raid at Vierstraat. Wisbech Standard 20 April 1917.

Walsoken

WW1

WHITE

William

MM

G/9089 Private, 10th (Battersea) Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment Killed in action (enemy air raid) 18 August 1917, age 22. Awarded Military Medal MM for his part in raid at Vierstraat, Belgium, on 24th February 1917. Son of Robert White. Husband of Ethel Mabel White, 5 Stafford Street. Bertenacre Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

Walsoken

WW1

WHITNEY

Harold Ewart

MM

CSM, 2nd Royal Ulster Rilfes. MM for gallant & distinguished conduct in Palestine. Son of late Charles Whitney & Mrs Whitney, of 4 Station Rd, Chatteris. (Ref: Cambs Times 16-12-38).

Chatteris

WW2

WHYE

J W

M.C.

Captain, City Road, March, teacher in Cambridge. Leicestershire Regiment, for 9 October 1917. Cambridgeshire Times 10 May 1918.

March & Cambridge

WW1

WILKIN

T

M.M.

Sergeant. Cambridgeshire Times 11 May 1917.

Ely

WW1

WILSON

A

M.M.

Private. Northumberland Fusiliers.Cambridgeshire Times 17 January 1919.

Littleport

WW1

WILSON

A J

M.S.M.

Corporal, West Street, Chatteris. Royal Field Artillery, kept guns in action for 40 days and nights. Cambridgeshire Times 9 February 1917.

Chatteris

WW1

WILSON

Ralph

Certificate/cards of recognition for gallantry

Corporal, Royal Fusiliers, 2nd Division. Bravery November 30-Dec 4, 1917.

Cambs

WW1

WILSON

Sidney Charles

MM

Corporal 3/6448 1st Bn. attd. Trench Mortar Battery., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Monday, 2nd July 1917. Age 26. Awarded Military Medal. Son of Edward James and Elizabeth Wilson, of St. Neots Rd., Dry Drayton, Cambridge. Native of Bourn, Cambridge. ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. III. C. 8. Roclincourt is a village a little to the east of the road from Arras to Lens.

Bourn

WW1

WING

Richard

MM

328062 Private, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment Died of Wounds 28 September 1918, age 34. Awarded Military Medal for 26th & 29th Sept 1917. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Wing, Dun Cow, Terrington St Clement. Husband of Kate Wing, Strathmore Cottages, Elm. Previously lived at Coates. Doingt Communal Cemetery, France.

1. Coates, Eastrea & Turves
2. Elm

WW1

WINTERTON

R J

Mentioned in Despatches

Capt Royal Artillery. Son of Mr & Mrs W Winterton, 7 North St, March. For service in North West Europe. CT 29-6-45.

March

WW2

WRIGHT

Fred

D.C.M. & M.M.

Sergeant, Military Medal (MM). 59786, Royal Field Artillery. Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for 16 September 1917 (LG 6 February 1918). Cambridgeshire Times 26 October 1917. Military Medal (MM) during Battle of Somme, 1916. Cambridgeshire Times 8 December 1916.

Little Thetford

WW1

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