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GREAT WILBRAHAM, ST NICHOLAS- Roll of Honour

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

The Great Wilbraham & Little Wibraham Roll of Honour is located in St Nicholas's Church, Great Wibraham. It takes the form of a painted, wooden alcove. There is a central panel depicting George slaying a dragon. The panels either side list the names of those who died. There is also a complete roll of honour to all the men who served in the Memorial Hall and also a further memorial in Little Wilbraham, St John's church .

Photograph Copyright © Phil Curme 2000
 

1914-1918

Charles H. BAILEY

Corporal. No further information currently. Corporal 17290 9th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 13th September 1916. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Grave IX. C. 4.

Arthur William BUTLER

Stoker 1st Class K/25143 H.M.S. "Foyle.", Royal Navy who died on Thursday, 15th March 1917. Age 24. Brother of George L. Butler, of Filby House, Great Wilbraham, Cambs. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 23.

Robert FULLER

Private. No further information currently

Robert HEARN

Private. M/397938, aged 38, 1114th. Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of disease in base hospital at Basra, Mesopotamia 9th November 1918. Son of George & Elizabeth Hearn of Chapel House, Great Wilbraham. Husband of Margaret Annie Hearn, 66,Dumfries Street, Luton, Beds. Born in Great Wilbraham and enlisted in Cambridge. Formerly with The R.A.V.C. (H.287). Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. [Not on memorial hall roll]

Aubrey Bavington MANDER[S]

Private, 3/8646, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, 3rd. Division. Killed in action near Serre 13th November 1916 aged 25. Son of John & Emily Manders, Church Street, Great Wilbraham. Buried in Luke Copse British Cemetery, Puisieux F.801

Thomas MATTHEWS

Private. No further information currently

Albert MISSEN

Rifleman 41447 13th Bn., Royal Irish Rifles who died on Thursday, 16th August 1917. Age 34. Husband of Selina Missen, of Great Wilbraham, Cambs. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave V. B. 19.

Horace D OSBORNE

Private 29366, 1/8th.Batt.The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 48th. South Midland Division. Died of wounds at Ypres 27th August 1917. (Grave lost) Born in Great Wilbraham and enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds. Next of kin, Great Wilbraham. Formerly with The Suffolks (36363) Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30.

Ernest PURKIS

Private 24991 12th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 24th March 1918. Age 32. Son of Mrs. Selina Purkis, of Station Rd., Great Wilbraham, Cambs. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

John Adam RATFORD

Gunner 119616. Royal Garrison Artillery. 260th Siege Battery. Born Great Wilbraham. Enlisted Cambridge. Resident Great Wilbraham, who died on Monday, 2nd July 1917. Age 30. Son of Harry & Caroline Ratford of Great Wilbraham. Husband of Laura Linda Ratford of Church Street, Great Wilbraham. Buried Villers Station Cemetery, Villers - au - Bois. Grave X. D. 16.

Lewis Arthur RATFORD

Private G/21196 7th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who died on Thursday, 26th October 1916. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Grave VII. K. 4.

Harold RICHARDSON

Private. No further information currently

Walter RULE

Private 30142 6th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who died on Friday, 23rd August 1918. Age 19. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. J. Rule, of Church St., Great Wilbraham, Cambs. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave G. 18.

William SOUTH

Private 8171 1st Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died at home on Sunday, 29th November 1914. Age 24. Son of John and Jane South, of Angle End, Great Wilbraham, Cambs. 8171 1st.Lincolns. Bur.Manchester Southern Cemetery.

Harry Joseph STUBBINGS

Private G/77580 "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Born and resident at Great Wilbraham. Enlisted Cambridge. Killied in action Thursday, 13th June 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Samuel Stubbings of Great Wilbraham. Buried in Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave G. 18.

William STUBBINGS

Sergeant 12831. 2nd Bn Suffolk Regiment. Born Great Wilbraham. Enlisted Cambridge. Killed in action on Monday, 13th November 1916. Buried Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme. Grave II. S. 2.

George UNWIN

Private 320396 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 8th December 1917. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave B. 10.

   
 

1939 - 1945

Richard Josiah FRANKLIN

Private 5784404 5th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 8th August 1943. Age 23. Son of Josiah and Vera Franklin, of Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy Grave IV. J. 13.

Harry LAVENDER

possibly Harry George Lavender, Lance Corporal 6023398 70th Bn., Essex Regiment who died on Thursday, 30th January 1941. Age 22. Son of James W. Lavender and Elizabeth Lavender. Compt. Buried in SAFFRON WALDEN CEMETERY, Essex. Section 40. Grave 7.

29 October 2001

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