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GUYHIRN and RING'S END - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown
RNVR information courtesy of John Morecombe
additional information by Patrick Gariepy

The memorial can be located in the churchyard.




Photograph Copyright © Chris Harley 2008

325753 CSM 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-8-18, age 22. Lived Twenty Foot Sidings. Awarded Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal and Bar. Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, France. See also March Memorial and Coldham Memorial



48915 Pte, 12th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 31-7-17. Born Guyhirn, lived Ponders End, Middlesex. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.



43771 Pte, 6th Northamptonshire Rgt, attached 54th Light Trench Mortar Battery. Died of wounds 14-9-18. Son of William & Susannah Brittain. Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.



16592 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16. Youngest son of Mr W Bullivant. Lived with aunt, Mrs E Hall, Ring's End. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.



29326 Pte, 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-8-17. Son of John Richard & Elizabeth Butwright. Formerly 36370 Suffolk Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. [Further reading]



599 Cpl, 28th Btn Australian Imperial Force. Killed in action 7-10-15, aged 28. Son of Mr William Butt. Auxiliary postman for Guyhirn & Rings End, and Primitive Methodist preacher. Past Grand Master of Loyal National Lodge, Manchester Oddfellows. To Australia c1913. Enlisted Perth, Western Australia. Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli. Born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, the son of William Butt of Turyhirm, Wisbech. He was unmarried. Before emigrating to Australia, he was employed as an auxiliary postman in Guyhirn and Ring’s End, Cambridgeshire, and was a Primitive Methodist minister, but in Australia he was employed as a labourer. On March 6, 1915, he enlisted in the A.I.F. in Perth, Western Australia, but his service did not actually commence until April 16. Killed in action on October 7, 1915, aged 28 years. Name commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial



48121 Driver, 28th Division Ammunition Column HQ, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23-6-17, age 24. Third son of William & Esther Carter, of Guyhirn. Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.



31268 Pte, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Dow 22-7-17, age 22. Horsekeeper at Ring's End. Son of Marinda Cresswell, Glebe House, Doddington. Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke, Belgium.



Pte 40868, 7/8th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 21-3-18. Formerly 27731 Essex Regiment. Pozieres Memorial, Somme.


Donovan S

TR10/161037 Pte, 53rd Young Soldiers Btn, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died home 31-10-18 (grave) or 1-11-18 (Soldiers Died in Great War). Guyhirn Old Churchyard.


James William

2227 Pte, DCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 15-3-15, age 20. Son of Mrs H Edis, Toll House, Guyhirn. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.



2233 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13-2-17, age 32. Son of Needham & Mary Ann Foster, of Bank Side, Guyhirn. Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium. Brother of below.



15264 Pte, 2nd Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Rgt). Killed in action 15-10-16, age 22, Montauban. Son of Needham & Mary Ann Foster, Bank Side, Guyhirn. Porter for Great Central Railway, Shireoaks. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of above.



possibly George Wilfred Jarrett, 31265 Pte, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15-4-17 Soldiers Died lists him as born Swanton Morley, enl Bury St Edmunds(Wisbech). Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.



2465 Pte/stretcher bearer, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31-3-15, age 18, Manchester. Son of John & Mary Ann Green, Thorney Toll. Guyhirn Old Churchyard.


John Robert

32941 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. 9-8-18. Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, France.



18920 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 2-7-16, age 20. Son of Thomas & Harriet Harvey, Mouth Lane, North Brink, Wisbech. Meaulte Military Cemetery, Somme, France.


Samuel E

RMA14401, Gunner, Royal Marines Artillery. Killed in action 1-4-18. Deal Cemetery, Kent.


Arthur Hugh

2242 L/Sgt, DCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 29-8-16, age 24. Son of Mrs J Langford, 10 Bedford Square, Sandyland, Wisbech. Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, France.



30396 Pte, 1st King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. 11-10-17, age 23. Son of James & Kate McCabe, Thorney Toll. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


Frederick James

A/201818 Cpl, 16th (Church Lads) King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 20-5-17, age 19. Formerly 20106 Suffolk Rgt and TR/13/21223 109th Training Reserve Btn. Son of Mr & Mrs John William Moyses, Mouth Lane, North Brink, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. (Also Wisbech St Mary).



1503 Trooper, 1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Died home, 1-3-17 (taken ill at Gallipoli), age 21. Son of Herbert & Lydia Norman, The Gull, Guyhirn. Guyhirn Old Churchyard.


Tom Webb

Pte 645459, 7th Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Rgt). 29-4-17. Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt. Born 27th April 1881 in Wisbech. Husband of Jane Pearson of 5844, Inverness Street, Vancouver, Canada. Occupation chauffeur. Enlisted and passed fit 18-1-1916, at Vancouver, aged 34. Height 5 feet 3½ inches, girth 36½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light brown, religion Church of England. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7682 - 2



20343 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28-4-17. Former porter at Guyhirn station. Parents lived Napier Terrace, Walsoken. Brown's Copse Cemetery, France.


John W

No further information currently available


John William

40073 Pte, 7th Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 12-12-16, age 23. Son of Edward and Susan Richardson, Goosetree Farm, Ring's End. Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.


John Thomas

1521 Tpr, C Squadron 1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Taken ill with dysentery on Gallipoli. Sent to XXI General Hospital, Alexandria, 30-10-15, died Alexandria, 31-10-15, age 22. Farmer at Gull Bank. Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Cemetery, Egypt.



17248 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16. Only son of Mrs E Pooley. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


John Oscar

G/15014 Pte, 7th Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 26-8-1918, age 35. Born and enlisted Wisbech. Son of George & the late M A Tegerdine. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France.



Pte, possibly either

R178, AB, RNVR, Howe Btn, Royal Naval Division. 17-2-17. Listed Thiepval Memorial , Somme, France. Able Seaman. Born Bridge Town, Staffs 22/12/1897. Brother of Miss E.J. Thacker, of Prospect Cottage, Long Lane, Walsall.


89310 L/Cpl. 71st Field Coy. Royal Engineers, died Mesopotamia 27/9/17. Born & Enlisted: Gainsborough, Lincs. Resided at Hemswell, Lincs.



26892 Pte, 13th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died home 6-5-16, age 35. Son of Mr & Mrs Robert White. Wisbech Borough Cemetery.

Buried in churchyard


John Edward

2394 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Wounded 14-10-16. Discharged 21-9-17. Died 24-5-21, age 33. Husband of Florence May Payne, Toll House, Rings End. Youngest son of Mr Charles Payne, West End, March. Postman at Ring's End. Guyhirn Old Churchyard, Cambs.



Frank Henry

Pte, 5827475, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died of heart failure 5-8-43, age 23, Prisoner of War. Son of Harry & Rose Carter, of School House, Ring's End; husband of Alice Carter, of Bury St Edmunds. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.


William George Ernest

probably Marine, PLY/X2875, HMS Spartan, Royal Marines. 29-1-44, age 22. Son of Charles Edward & Anne Cole; husband of Margaret Ellen Cole, of Gedney Hill, Lincs. Naples War Cemetery, Italy. See also Wisbech St Mary.

Note: There is a HMS Spartan Association



Pte, 14643160, 4th Dorsetshire Regiment. 3-8-44, age 19. Son of William & Rose Jordan, of Wisbech. Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France. See also Wisbech St Mary.


Harold Albert

Sgt, 2091253, 18th Division HQ Royal Engineers. Died of cerebal malaria 26-8-43, age 28, Prisoner of War. Died at Sankra Camp,Thailand. Born 14-6-15, admitted to March Grammar school 17-9-25, left 30-7-29. After leaving March Grammar School, he went to Wisbech Grammar School. Son of Thomas William & Mary Ann Jude, of Halls Farm, Guyhirn. Employed as sorting office clerk & telegraphist at Wisbech Post Office. Buried Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. See also March Grammar School and Wisbech St Mary.



Cpl, 5933701, Transport Section, B Company, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. 29-7-43, age 23, Prisoner of war. Son of Mrs H Kerridge, of Selwyn Cottages, Guyhirn. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. See also Wisbech St Mary.


Charles Trevor

L/Cpl, 4979978, 1st Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Rgt). 13-6-42, age 25. Husband of Iris Moore, Leicester. Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya. See also Wisbech St Mary.



Aircraftman 1st class (fitter), 645710, Royal Air Force. Died 27-2-45, Prisoner of War. Son of Mr & Mrs C Moore, Council Houses, Gull Rd, Guyhirn; husband of Mrs Lilian Moore. Singapore Memorial, Singapore. See also Wisbech St Mary.


Roger Marshall

Sgt 571812, 9 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died on 13-5-43, age 22. Flew Lancasters, based Bardney, with detachments at Lossiemouth and Yagodrik. Son of Ernest Tom & Bertha Morris; husband of Isabella Morris, of Cambridge. Runnymead Memorial, Surrey. See also Wisbech St Mary.

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