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GREAT ABINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dave Edwards 2015

There are two memorials, one to World War 1 and the other to World War 2 as wells as a handwritten Roll of Honour (not transcribed here). The World War 1 memorial is in the form of an alabaster plaque, fixed to the wall, with rounded top, the edges trimmed with laurel leaves; the inscription and names are in black lettering; there are 10 names listed. The World War 2 memorial is directly below the World War 1 memorial and is in the form of a square stone block with black lettering; there are 5 names listed. There is also a Roll of Honour in the church porch.

Photograph Copyright © ©Dave Edwards 2015

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN FROM THIS
PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

ANDREWS

David

Private 24786 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 15th October 1916. Born Hinxton, enlisted Cambridge. Age 29. Son of Elias Andrews, of The Cottage, Sawston, Cambs; husband of Hilda Andrews, of Hinxton Grange Lodge, Great Chesterford, Essex. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
ASHMAN

William

Private 33166, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Little Abington, enlisted Cambridge, resident Great Abington. Formerly 3354, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row L. Grave 11.
BUNTING

Arthur

Private 15324 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who as killed in action on Friday, 19th April 1918. Age 27. Born abington, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Arthur and Emily Bunting, of The Chestnuts. Great Abington, Cambs. Buried in SUFFOLK CEMETERY, LA ROLANDERIE FARM, ERQUINGHEM-LYS, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 9.
BYE

W

possibly Walter BYE, Private 18518 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 8th August 1917. Age 39. Born Hadstock, Essex, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Husband of Mary Ann Bye, of Hildersham, Cambridge. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4
GLAS[S]COCK

Cyril John

Private 808342, 50th Battalion, The Canadian Infantry (Calgary Regiment), 10th Brigade, 4th Canadian Division. Wounded at Vimy Ridge and died in military hospital at Lieven 12th April 1917. Born 26th May 1897 in Abington. Living at 438 21st Avenue NE Calgary, Canada. Spent 2 years in Canda before enlisting 31st January 1916 Calgary, Canada, age 19. Mother Mrs Annie Glasscock of Great Abington. Profession - farmer. General description, height 5ft 9ins, waist 39 ins, two small marks on right side of cheek, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, religion Church of England. Buried Lieven Communal Cemetery Extension Plot/Row/Section F Grave 557. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/166, Box 3578 - 35
GLAS[S]COCK

Gerald John

Private 808906 , 31st Battalion, The Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), 6th Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division. Killed in action at Vimy Ridge 14th April 1917. Born 23rd December 1890 at Hildersham, Cambridgeshire. Living at 438 21st Street, NE Calgary, Canada. Six years in Canada prior to enlistment on 7th March 1916 in Calgary, Canada, age 25. Next of kin Mrs Jas. Harradine, sister, Great Abington. Proession Labourer. General description 5ft 10ins, 36½ins, small scar over right eyebrow, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, religion Church of England. Buried Quatre Vents Military Cemetery F 573. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/166, Box 3578 - 37
GRAY

Albert Edward

Serjeant 12489 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards who died of wounds on Saturday, 28th September 1918. Age 33. Born St Barnabas, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Edith Gray, of Great Abington, Cambridge. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 16.
PETTIT

Albert George

Serjeant 36606, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Abington, enlisted Newmarket, resident Great Abington. Formerly 4692, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XIX. Row Q. Grave 2.
TAYLOR

Alfred

Private 275033, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 12th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born and resident Great Abington, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. F Son of Joseph and Amelia Taylor, of Great Abington, Cambs. ormerly 331023, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in MONTIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 1.
TOFTS

R C R

possibly Robert Charles TOFTS, Private 16479 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regt.) who died on Saturday, 24th April 1915. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/166, Box 9718 - 43
1939-1945
CHAPPLE

Ellicot Alfred Hunter

F.O., R.A.F. d 12/1/1941, age 23, Son of Alfred Chapple, M.A., B.Sc., Barrister-at-Law, and Hannah Melville Chapple, of Great Abington. B.A. (Cantab.). See also Little Abington.
EVERSON

Cyril

Ld. Sick Berth Attd., H.M.S. Barham, Royal Navy, d 25/11/1941, age 25, commemorated: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Son of Hiram and Florence Everson, of Abington, Cambridgeshire.
HUNT

Robert Algar

Private. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., d 8/9/1943, age 26, buried: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Prisoner of War.
PASSMORE

John Brian Stacey

Sgt. R.A.F.V.R., d 30/6/1942, age 22, buried: MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Son of John R. Passmore and Kathleen Passmore, of Abington, Cambridgeshire.
TWITCHETT

Arnold Charles

Sgt. Flt. Eng., 431 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., d 20/2/1944, buried: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Brandenburg, Germany. Arnold lived in Balsam in Fox Road and his parents moved after the war to the Land Settlement at Abington. See also Balsham.

Last updated 23 August, 2015

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