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Graveley War Memorials

World War 1 & 2 Detailed Roll of Honour
Copyright © Mandy Manning and Martin Edwards 2000

This memorials appear inside the church.

This memorial inside the church at
Graveley seen here left and below reads:

"WE GUIDE TO STRIKE"
THIS TABLET IS PLACED
IN MEMORY OF
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT C. H. PETTIT
D.F.C. R.A.F.V.R. 171788
AND IN TRIBUTE TO ALL WHO SERVED
WITH THE PATH FINDER FORCE
AT R.A.F. GRAVELEY 1942-1945

THEY SHALL NOT BE FORGOTTEN



Photographs Copyright © Mandy Manning- 2000

Below left and right is the memroial inside the church to
those who died in World War 1 and 2. The upper section
is dedicated to those who died in World War 1 while the
plaque below is dedicated to those who died in World War 2.
  1914-1918
George Abraham BAXTER Private 22036 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 24th December 1916. Age 25. Son of George and Janet Baxter, of Graveley, Cambs. Buried in GRAVELEY (ST. BOTOLPH) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. Grave in North-West half.
Frank MILES Private 43074 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 3rd September 1916. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
Frank REED Private. 30227, aged 23, 14th Batt.The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action at Arras 24th April 1917. Son of Jesse & Sarah Reed of Cotton Farm, Offord D`Arcy. Born Yelling, and enlisted in Huntingdon. Formerly with The Huntingdonshire Cyclist Batt.(1225) Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20.
Walter SANFORD Private 43058 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Age 32. Son of Samuel and Sally Sanford, of Graveley, Huntingdon; husband of Lucy Margaret Sanford, of 2, Hanley Place, Datchet, Windsor. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
James Edward TACK Private 25069 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 9th August 1916. Age 31. Son of William and Elizabeth Tack, of Graveley, Huntingdon. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
  1939-45
William Philip Arthur PAWLEY Private 10567728 Royal Army Ordnance Corps who died on Monday, 9th February 1942. Age 31. Son of William James Pawley and Grace Marion Pawley, of Graveley. Buried in PAPWORTH ST. AGNES (ST.JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.
C H PETTIT, DFC Flight Lieutenant 171788 35 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Wednesday, 22nd May 1946. Age 23. Son of George James Pettit and Frances Mary Pettit, of Leigh-on-Sea. Buried in SOUTHEND-ON-SEA (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, Essex. Plot R. Grave 12361.
Stanley H PICKING Gunner 1104637 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Saturday, 14th February 1942. Age 22. Son of Mrs. F. S. Peake, of Graveley, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36.

R.A.F. Memorial

 
GRAVELEY AIRFIELD
 
1942
8 GROUP BOMBER COMMAND
1945
35 SQUADRON
PATHFINDER
FORCE
692 SQUADRON
LIGHT NIGHT
STRIKING FORCE
 
R.A.F.
 
TO COMMEMORATE THIS AIRFIELD IN HONOUR
OF THOSE WHO SERVED THE NATION
AIRCREW, GROUNDSTAFF & WAAF OF UNITED KINGDOM,
DOMINIONS, COLONIAL ALLIED AIR FORCES
 
35/635
ASSN. 1991

Photographs Copyright © Martyn Smith - 2002
 

6 February 2003

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