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GAMLINGAY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards
RNVR information courtesy of Jack Clegg

The memorial stands outside Gamlingay Community College and Public Library beside the junction of Station Road and Church Lane. It takes the form of a Cornish granite cross on a tapering shaft mounted on an octagonal plinth with a two-stepped base. There are 65 names for World War 1 and 14 for World War 2. The memoial cost about £200 and the masons were Messrs G Maile & Son Ltd. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated on 19th December 1920. Details about the memorial can be found in the Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Reporter 24th December 1920 and the Cambridge Independent Press 3rd October 1919, 24th December 1920 and 14th January 1921. For a little more background Gamlingay & District History Society have a page on their website dedicated to Heroes of Gamlingay 1914/18.

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THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AS A TESTIMONY OF
EFFORT NOBLY
WROUGHT
AND IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN
"HE SERVES ME MOST WHO
SERVES HIS COUNTRY BEST"

BAKER

Eddie

Private 41850, 8th Battalion, Leicesterhsire Regiment. Died 29th May 1918. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, resident Sandy, Bedfordshire. Formerly 245738, West Kent Yeomanry. Buried in RETHEL FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Ardennes, France. Grave 1737.

BIRD

Harry [Coppock]

Private 26581, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 8th April 1918. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 26848, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in GAMLINGAY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot B. Grave 3.

BIRD

William

Private 48473, 23rd Labour Company, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)(Middlesex Regiment on SDGW) transferred to (78030) 131st Company, Labour Corps who died on Thursday, 27th December 1917. Age 22. Born Holloway, Middlesex, enlisted Gamlingay. Son of Mrs. L. Bird, of Spotted Cow Inn, Green End, Gamlingay, Cambs. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVII. Row C.C. Grave 5A.

BUSBY

Arthur

Private 18029, "C" Company, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died from carbon monoxide poisoning (buried with 5 other members of C Company that were in the billet with him) 6th March 1916. Born Gamlingay. enlisted Shoreditch, Middlesex, resident Dalston, Middlesex. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row F. Grave 24.

CARELESS

Harry [Henry]

Private 22442, 1st Garrison Battalion, Essex Regiment who died on Sunday, 5th December 1915. Age 39. Son of George and Sarah Careless, of Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. Died Mudros. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Gamlingay. Formerly 3/7832 Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in PORTIANOS MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot III. Row A. Grave 277.

CARTWRIGHT

Charles

Possibly Charles CARTWRIGHT, Second Lieutenant 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 19th April 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

COOPER

Frank

No information currently available

CROSS

Harry

No information currently available

DAISLEY

George

Private 26606 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 1st October 1917. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 26862, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in WESTOUTRE BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 5.

DARLOW

Albert

Private 201970, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30th June 1917. Born Gamlingay Heath, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Brother of Mr. W. Darlow, of 22, Union Rd., Anson Rd., Tufnell Park, London. Formerly 4620, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BOYELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 5.

DARLOW

Walter

Private 39495 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who died on Sunday, 20th October 1918. Age 18. Son of Mr. Frederick Darlow, of Dennis Green Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. Buried in BETHENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 13.

DARLOW

Arthur W

Acting Bombardier L/818, "C" Battery, 331st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery who died on Thursday, 21st March 1918. Age 35. Son of Harry and Martha Darlow; husband of Hannah Elizabeth Dardlow, of "Mill Hill," Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. Born at Gamlingay. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 17.

DARTS

David

Private 27770, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died on Saturday, 7th October 1916. Age 28. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Tetworth Hall. Son of Mrs. Ann Darts, of Dutter End, Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C, 9 A and 16 A.

DARTS

William

Private 4268 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 1st November 1916. Age 32. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. Ann Darts, of Dutter End, Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

DICKERSON

Edward

Sapper 166359, 152nd Field Company, Royal Engineers who was killed in action on Thursday, 5th July 1917. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. G. Dickerson, of The Goss, Gamblingay, Sandy, Beds. Buried in DERRY HOUSE CEMETERY No. 2 , WYTSCHAETE, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 4.

DICKERSON

Ernest

Private 26608, 2nd/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1918. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 26866, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

DICKERSON

Joshua

No information currently available

DICKERSON

Ralph [George]

Private 28133 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Burt St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

GILBEY

Cecil

Lance Corporal 14710 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 29th October 1916. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

HALL

Mark Walter

Second Lieutenant 2nd/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt.) who died on Wednesday, 5th December 1917. Age 25. Son of Joseph and Louisa Hall, of Manor Farm, Gamlingay, Cambs.; husband of Annie Mary Hall, of Merton Cottage, Gamlingay, Cambs. Buried in ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, FLESQUIERES, Nord, France. Grave II. B. 46.

HARE

William Charles

Private 203183 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 22nd October 1918. Age 30. Son of George and Priscilla Hare, of Everton Heath, Sandy; husband of Kate Hare. Buried in POTTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Plot AB. Row 42. (Potton History Society records reads William Charles. Died Military Hospital, Bermondsey.) See also Potton

HIBBITT

Frank

Lance Corporal 14803 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 3rd May 1917. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 40.

HILLS

William

No information currently available

HINTON

Bertram

Private 28134 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 28th August 1916. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

HODGE

Walter Fred

Corporal 3/7497 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 28th September 1916. Age 19. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Bedford. Son of John and Sarah Hodge, of St. Mary's St., Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

HOMAN

Reginald

Private 26741 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 26th April 1917. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

HOWE

Alfred

Private 14802 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday, 24th February 1916. Age 24. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Harry and Alice Howe, of Church St., Gamlingay, Cambs. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 27.

HOWE

Fred

No information currently available

JAKES

Arthur

Private M/40510 10th Mobile M.T. Workshop Company, Army Service Corps who died on Friday, 18th January 1918. Age 22. Buried in GAMLINGAY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot F. Grave 135.

JARVIS

David

Private G/15009 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) who died on Saturday, 7th October 1916. Age 28. Son of Robert and Kate Jarvis, of Butter End, Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C

JARVIS

Fred

Lance Corporal 26756, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 10th April 1917. Age 21. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Robert and Kate Jarvis, of Dutter End, Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4

JIGGLE

Cyril Victor

Sapper 528528 ,Royal Engineers attached to 17th Div. Signal Company, Sappers & Miners, Indian States Forces who died on Friday, 31st May 1918. Age 21. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Marlborough, Wiltshire. Son of Thomas Chessham Jiggle and Georgina Jiggle, of Ramleh House, Gamlingay, Cambs. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row L. Grave 8.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Page 95, part 5, volume 2, Sapper Cyril Victor Jiggle, number 528528, 17th Divisional signalCompany, Royal Engineers. Only son of Thomas Chessham Jiggle of Ramleh house, Gamlingay, by his wife Georgina 3rd daughter of Daniel Reen of Wimbledon. Born Gamlingay, county Cambridge 25th March 1897,educated county school at Cambridge. Telegraphist and sorter.

Joined the Royal Engineers 14-2-16, served with the Indian expeditionary force in Mesopotamia and died at Samarra on the Tigris 31-5-18 of burns accidentally received whilst on duty the previous day. Buried in Samarra British Cemetery.

His Major wrote, he was badly burned in a fire in the signal office on the evening of 30th May. Your son came out with a draft I brought from England and, indeed he was acting as my personal attendant till we arrived in India. I think I can say we looked on each other as friends and he was unusually popular.

Some comrades also wrote, when we say we lost a chum, we mean a friendship has been broken which was built up more strongly as the days passed. As time went by, we knew he had a heart of gold and was a lad worthy of confidence, may it bring some comfort to you to know that Cyril had earned the good fellowship of all ranks, from the major downwards, for his good work, and his ever willingness to do a pal a turn was a byword among us.

LEADER

George

Private 28132, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Age 25. Born Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Gamlingay. Son of Stephen and Martha Leader, of Waresley Rd., Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

LEADER

John

Private 71989 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regt.) who died on Sunday, 31st October 1915. Age 30. Born 5th November 1884 in Comberton. Son of Stephen and Martha Leader, of Waresley Rd., Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. Labourer by trade. Unmarried. Passed fit 23rd October 1914, enlisted 24th October 1914 at Winnepeg, Canada, aged 29 years 11 months, height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 40 inches, complexion fresh, eyes hazel, hair dak brown, religion Church of England.. Buried in WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 24. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5484 - 40

LEONARD

William

Possibly William Leonard, Private 22261 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers who died on Wednesday, 8th December 1915. Age 30. Son of Mr. A. Leonard, of King St., Potton, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on the DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

LOWINGS

Horace

Private 21858 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regt.) who died on Monday, 24th May 1915. Age 33. Son of Thomas and Mary Lowings, of Providence Cottage, Heath Rd., Gamlingay, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on the VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

MACKLIN

David Harold

Second Lieutenant 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 27th March 1918. Age 20. Son of the Rev. Herbert W. Macklin and Marian M. Macklin, of White Wood Corner, Sandy, Beds. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 31.

MUNNS

Robert John

Able Seaman R/1077 Howe Battalion R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died on Wednesday, 27th March 1918. Howe Battalion attached 2nd Royal Marine Battalion Joined Howe Battalion BEF 20th August 1917; 11th February 1918 attached 2nd Royal Marine Battalion 27th March 1918 missing, assumed killed in action. Son of Albert Munns, of Gamlingay, Cambridge. Born 7th April 1898. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

NORMAN

John

Private 15962, 111th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

NORMAN

Fred

Possibly F Norman, Private 326358 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 3rd September 1917. Enlisted March. Commemorated in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES No.1 AND No. 2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row H. Grave 4.

PAINE

David

Private 26811 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 3rd May 1916. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in GAMLINGAY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot F. Grave 121.

PAINE

Herbert S

Private 23429, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 30th October 1917. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted AMpthill, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A

PURSER

Albert

Possibly A S Purser, Private 55226 28th Coy, Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Wednesday, 26th June 1918. Age 40. Buried in GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY, Gibraltar. Grave C. 3925.

RAINSFORD

Oscar

Private 14778 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 31st July 1917. Age 22. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Ernest Charles and Ruth A. Rainsford, of the Emplins, Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21

RATHKE

Theodore Marcus

[CWGC lists as Marcus Theodroe]. Private 32643 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who died on Monday, 26th November 1917. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6

RAY

Herbert

Corporal 202347, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 17th June 1918. Aged 24. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas and Ellen Jane Ray, of 5, Church Rd., Willington, Beds. Formerly 14772, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 13.

ROLFE

Walter

Middlesex Reg. Probably: Lance Corporal Walter Herbert Rolfe, 21st Bt. Middlesex Reg., died 23/3/1918, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

SPEAR

Leslie James Herring

Private 15101, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) who died of wounds on Tuesday, 17th October 1916. Age 19. Born Kensington, Middlesex, enlisted Gamlingay, resident Sandy. Son of Elizabeth J. Jakes (formerly Spear), of Church St., Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds., and the late James H. Spear. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 13. Grave 22.

SPRIGGS

Frederick Harry

Driver 177485 "D" Battery, 38th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery who died on Saturday, 13th April 1918. Age 29. Son of Harry and Mary Spriggs, of Potton; husband of Louisa Ellen Keeling (formerly Spriggs) of Bull St., Potton, Sandy, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 to 6 and 162

STRATTON

Herbert Samuel James

Private 267528, 1st/1st Bucks. Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry who died of wounds on Thursday, 20th June 1918. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Italy. Plot 5. Row A. Grave I.

STARR

Frederic(k)

Private 26707, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 14th November 1916. Age 31. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Starr, of East Hatley, Cambs; husband of Beatrice Starr, of Little Heath, Gamlingay, Cambs. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row D. Grave IA.

SWANNELL

David

Private 7110, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 7th November 1914. Born and resident GAmlingay, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on the LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11

TITMUS

Ralph

Private 28128, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 12th October 1916. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

TODD

William F

Private 40507, 1st/5th (Territorial) Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 6th September 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Gamlingay. Son of Frank and Mary Ann Todd, of Mill St., Gamlingay, Sandy, Beds. Formerly 26747, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.

WATERS

Reuben James

Private G/18888, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who was killed in action on Thursday, 3rd May 1917. Born Waresley, Huntingdonshire, enlisted and resident Gamlingay. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2

WATSON

Rainsford Charles

Private 14760 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment transf. to (455874) 574th Company, Labour Corps who died on Thursday, 21st November 1918. Age 21. Son of Ernest Joseph Watson, of Church St., Gamlingay. Buried in GAMLINGAY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot E. Row 77.

WEBB

Albert

Ptrivate 268753 [SDGW] or 268755 [CWGC], 12th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 30th November 1915 [SDGW] or 30th November 1917 [CWGC]. Aged 24. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of George and Ruth Webb, of Plantation Cottage, Gamlingay, Cambs. Formerly 4000, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.

WEBB

Charles

Private 12886, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915, Aged 23. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire. Son of William and Sarah Ann Webb, of White Wood Lodge, Everton, Sandy, Beds. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

WEBB

George

[Memorial states 7th Battalion] Private 20045, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th January 1916. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Sandy, Bedfordshire, resident Everton, Bedfordshire. Buried in LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY No. 1, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 14.

WHITBREAD

Arthur

Driver 84253 4th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers who died on Saturday, 23rd December 1916. Age 22. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Harry and Clara Whitbread, of Church End, Gamlingay, Cambs. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 4.

WHITBREAD

George

Private 50126, 1st/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 28th March 1918. Born and resident Gamlingay, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Son of Harry Whitbread, of Church End, Gamlingay, Cambs. Formerly 2592, 27th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 4.

WHITTET

John Webster

Private 427559 58th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt.) who died on Tuesday, 12th September 1916. Buried in GAMLINGAY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave E. 127. See also Perse School, Cambridge.

WRIGHT

William

Private 24732, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1916. Aged 22. Born Gamlingay, enlisted Tetworth Hall. Son of Joseph and Annie Wright. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B, 11 B and 12 B.

1939-1945

CADE

Harry Roland Hill

Private 5933453, 1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, prisoner of war, who died of beri-beri at Non Pladuk, Thailand, on Monday, 3rd May 1943. Age 23. Son of John and Dorothy May Cade; husband of Ada Hazel Cade, of Wimblebury, Staffordshire. Buried CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 9. Row J. Section 15.

CLEWS

Bernard Henry

Private S/4749693, Royal Army Service Corps, prisoner of war, who died on Friday, 6th November 1942. Age 24. Son of Lilian M. Clews, and stepson of Leonard E. Jakes, of Gamlingay, Bedfordshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Grave 13. D. 19.

CRANE

Vincent William

Private 5933693, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, prisoner of war, who died on Thursday, 29th July 1943. Age 30. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 2. G. 70.

DALLEY

John

Possibly John Dalley, Sergeant 932761 Pilot 254 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday, 21st November 1944. Age 22. of John and Anne Elizabeth Dalley, of Bromham, Bedfordshire. 254 Squadron flew Beaufighters from North Coates. Buried in AMELAND (NES) GENERAL CEMETERY, Netherlands. Plot D. Row 9. Joint grave 27.

GANDERTON

Robert

Leading Stoker C/KX 75550 H.M. Submarine Oxley, Royal Navy who died on Sunday, 10th September 1939. Age 30. Son of Thomas Henry and Ellen Ganderton; husband of Mabel Lilian Ganderton; of Luton, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, Ref: 33, 3.

GAUNT

John Truin

NCorporal 922175 50th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. who died on Sunday, 17th December 1944. Age 28. Son of John and Constance Gaunt, of Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire. Buried in PHALERON WAR CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 17. E. 4.

HALLETT

Peter T L

Possibly PETER THOMAS LEEDS HALLETT DFC, Flying Officer 400276 Royal Australian Air Force who died on Friday, 5th November 1943. Age 26. Son of Ernest and Winifred Hallett; husband of Isobel Joan Hallett, of Horsmonden, Kent. Commemorated on the RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 188.

HOWE

William

No information currently available

JAKES

George Walter James

Private 5933691 1st Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, prisoner of war, who died at sea on Thursday, 21st September 1944. Age 26. Son of Samuel and Minnie Jakes, of Sandy, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 59.

KNIGHT

Herbert Basil

Private 5933450 1st Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, prisoner of war, who died of malaria, Takanun, Thailand, on Saturday, 15th May 1943. Age 24. Son of Alfred George and Rosetta Knight, of Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 2. O. 68.

LOWINGS

Ronald Webster

Private 5933454 2nd Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, prisoner of war, who died at sea on Thursday, 21st September 1944. Age 26. Son of Zachariah and Annie Lowings. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 59.

ROBERTS

Frank

Private 7383099 Pioneer Corps who died on Monday, 19th November 1945. Age 31. Son of Ezra and Eunice Roberts, of Gamlingay, husband of Ethel Katherine Roberts, of Gamlingay. Buried in GAMLINGAY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Sec. A. Grave 140. 'In Loving Memory of my Dear Husband Frank "Till We Meet Again"'

SAVAGE

George Kitchener

Private 6026136 4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment who died on Monday, 10th July 1944. Age 29. Son of Wilfred and Daisy Savage; husband of Vera Savage, of Sandy, Bedfordshire. Burid in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Grave IX. D. 12.

WHITBREAD

William

Corporal 750990 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Friday, 20th October 1944. Age 35. Son of Ernest David and Mary Whitbread, of Gamlingay; husband of Elizabeth Joan Whitbread, of East Hatley. GAMLINGAY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Sec. A. Grave 139. 'Sleep on My Loved One Until We All Meet Never to Part Again'.

Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:

KITCHENER

McDonald

Trp. 4th Regt., Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C., d 2/8/1944, age 25, buried: AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Son of Walter and Ada Kitchener; husband of Margaret Elizabeth Kitchener, of Sandy, Bedfordshire.

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