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GOREFIELD - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown

The memorial is located inside St Paul's Church, Gorefield.


Arthur John ADAMS

17331 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Rgt (B company, 5 platoon). killed in action 25-9-15, age 26. Lived Harold's Bridge. Loos Memorial, France.

George Leonard CARTER

17705 Pte, CCompany, 14th (Swansea) Welsh Regiment. 12-7-16, age 19. Son of Henry & Sarah Carter, Chapel Bridge, Leverington. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Matthew CLARK

18577 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. killed in action 22-1-16, age 26, mine explosion. Son of Mrs Susannah Clark, Harrold's Bridge, Gorefield. Spoilbank Cemetery, Belgium.


331045 Pte, 8th Suffolk Regiment. killed in action 12-10-17. Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boezinge, Belgium.


12880 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. killed in action 12-10-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


Sgt. No further information.


G/6684 Cpl, 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. , killed in action 23-6-1917, age 21. Born Gorefield, enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs Jane Hutchinson, Fitton End, Gorefield. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

William Benjamin FILBY

20699 Private, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Died at sea Friday, 13th August 1915 sinking of the troopship Royal Edward in the Aegean Sea, age 36. Formerly 18950 Norfolk Regiment. Born Tilney All Saints, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich, resident Gorefield. Son of Mrs Eliza Filby. Husband of Lucy Lilian Filby, 1 Pear Tree Court, George St, Walsoken. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233


3345 Cpl, 19th Hussars. killed in action 19-5-15. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

Herbert HALL

34516 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3-9-18, age 27. Husband of Emma Louisa Hall, 8 East Street, Wisbech. Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France.


26020 Cpl, 90th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. killed in action 28-5-15, Gallipoli. Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Walter Henry HOLMES

202690 Gnr/Signaller, 381st Bty, 158th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. killed in action 25-11-17, age 24. Formerly 24778 Suffolk Regiment. Son of Kate Bassett (formerly Holmes ), of Gorefield, & the late William Holmes. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Christopher HOWLETT

8781 Sgt, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 28-12-16, age 22. Son of Mary Howlett & the late John Howlett, Diamond Hall, Gorefield. Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France. Brother of below.

James Thomas HOWLETT

8780 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6-10-16, age 28. Salonika. Son of Mary Howlett & the late John Howlett, Diamond Hall, Gorefield. Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece. Brother of above.


possibly 675401, Pte Frank Leslie Hotson, ACompany, 1st Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Rgt). 30-8-18, age 23. Only son of John & Emma Hotson, Woodstock, Ontario. Upton Wood Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. (Note: An F Hotson, formerly of Wisbech, was mentioned in the Wisbech Standard as having arrived in England with the first Canadian contingent in 1914). .


16396 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. killed in action 1-7-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


27480 Pte, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. killed in action 23-8-18, age 24. Son of Mr & Mrs J Missin, Fitton End, Gorefield. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of Joseph Missin.

Joseph MISSIN R122, Able Seaman, Howe Btn Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 25-3-18. Son of Mr & Mrs J Missin, Fitton End, Gorefield. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of George.


Pte. No further information.


6672 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. killed in action 26-8-14. (SDGW 9-4-15). La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.


12171 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 21-11-17. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.

Ernest William SHEPHERD 325051, Pte, 1/5th Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 6-11-18, Prisoner of War. Formerly 331078 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.


8193 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. killed in action 18-2-15, age 20. Son of Francis Laura Aldous, 33 Wakefield St, East Ham, London. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.


70574 Sgt, 17th (Welbeck Rangers) Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Rgt). Died of wounds 2-1-18, age 30. Son of George Joseph & Amy Jane Thompson, Hundred Acre Farm, Harrold's Bridge. Formerly 5915 Leicestershire Regiment. Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Thomas Image TYNDALL

3/9447 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. killed in action 28-4-17, age 18. Son of late Joseph & Rose Tyndall. Arras Memorial, France.


123599 Driver, D Bty, 315th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 29-4-17, age 35. Son of Jane Woolard, of Gorefield, & the late Joseph Woolard. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.


16585 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. killed in action 1-7-16, age 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Michael Wright, of Wisbech. Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.


Kenneth Stanley ANDERSON

Cpl, 1270728, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19-2-45. Son of Harry & Gertrude Anderson; husband of Jessie Isabel Anderson, of Cambridge. Buried Gorefield (St Paul) Churchyard, Cambs.

Herbert BLAKE

No information currently.

Maurice George BLISS

Sgt, 1881845, 224 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26-2-45, age 20. Son of George & Melinda Elizabeth Bliss, of Tydd Gote. 224 Squadron were based at Milltown, Scotland, and flew Liberators. Listed Runnymead Memorial, Surrey.

Frederick DENNIS

Sergeant. No information currently.

Alfred Edward FOVARGUE

Petty Officer Stoker, C/KX 79289, HMS Avenger, Royal Navy. Died 15-11-42, age 32. Husband of Elizabeth Kathleen Fovargue, of Gorefield. Listed Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.


Private. Probably: Herbert HAWKINS, Guardsman, 2615954, 3rd Bn., Grenadier Guards, who died on Tuesday 21 May 1940, age 21. Commemorated: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL Nord, France. Born and resident Cambridgeshire.

Christopher James HOWLETT

Pte, 5949181, 2nd East Surrey Regiment. Died 26-2-45, age 25, Prisoner of War. Listed Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

William Charles Henry PRESTON

L/Sgt, 5933598, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, age 25, Prisoner of War. Son of Sidney & Ethel Preston; husbnad of Edith Preston, Garston, Watford, Herts. Listed Singapore Memorial, Singapore.


Leading Aircraftwoman, 436487, Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Died 2-6-43, age 22. Daughter of Benjamin & Hannah Smith, of Pittington. Buried Pittington Burial Ground (Hallgarth Cemetery), Durham.


Driver. No information currently.

Arthur Robert SYMONDS

L/Cpl, 2343023, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 20-11-43, age 27. Son of Robert & Florence Elizabeth Symonds, of Wisbech. Buried Gorefield (St Paul) Churchyard, Cambs.

Herbert Geoffrey WALES

Driver, T/137529, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 28-6-47. Son of Bertram & Florence May Wales, of Gorefield; husband of Joan Ellen Wales, of Gorefield. Buried Gorefield Congregational Churchyard, Cambs.

1 March 2002

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