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HADDENHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Haddenham War Memorial is to be found on the Green at the centre of the village and takes the form of a Cornish granite Celtic style wheel cross on a tapering plinth with a single-step base. There are 34 names listed for World War 1 and 10 for World War 2. The memorial was first unveiled by Captain Colin Reith coote on 26th January 1921; details appeared in the Cambridge Independent Press 4th February 1921. A photograph exists of the dedication on the Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network website.

Photographs Copyright © Ann Thompson - 2000

Lest we forget.

In memory of the men
of Haddenham
who made the supreme sacrifice
during the Great War 1914 – 1918

ACRED

Ernest Charles

Driver, "A" Btr., 307th Bde., Royal Field Artillery, d 21/3/1918, age 34, commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Martha Jane Acred, of Hop Row, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs., and the late William Acred.

AINGER

Archibald

Private 40433, 8th Bt. Suffolk Reg., killed in action 13/5/1917, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Edward Ainger of West End, Haddenham, brother of Herbert below. Born Haddenham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 4196, Suffolk Regiment.

AINGER

Herbert

Private 20817, 1st Bt. East Surrey Reg., killed in action 25/9/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Edward Ainger of West End, Haddenham, brother of Archibald above. Born Haddenham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.

ALLEBONE

Harry

Private, 2nd Bt. Bedfordshire Reg., d 29/1/1917, age 28, buried: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, Somme, France. Son of John and Jane Allebone, of Aldreth, Haddenham; husband of Nellie Allebone, of Hillrow, Haddenham, Cambs.

AMBROSE

Robert William

Private, 2nd Bt. Bedfordshire Reg., d 28/7/1917, age 22, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Herbert and Annie G. Ambrose, of Hillrow, Causeway, Cambs.

BRISTOW

Sidney Marcus

Private, 4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., killed in action 26/9/1917, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

BURGESS

[Walter] Leonard

Private, 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., Killed in action 14/10/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Labourer from Haddenham.

BURTON, M.M.

Alfred

Corporal 42526, 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., Killed in action 30/8/1918, age 35, commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of John and Harriet Burton, of High St., Haddenham, Ely; husband of Ellen Augusta Burton, of 14, St. Margaret's Place, Old Fletton, Peterborough. Born and enlisted Haddenham. Formerly 30828, Bedfordshire Regiment. Awarded the Miltary Medal (M.M.).

CARMAN

Arthur Ernest

Private, 1st R.M. Bt. Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry, d 22/11/1916, age 19, buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs. R. Carman, of Haddenham, Ely, Cambs.

CHAPMAN

Sidney Arthur

Private 320915, 15th Bt. Suffolk Reg., killed in action 5/9/1918, age 20, buried: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Ste Radegonde, Somme, France. Born at Haddenham and enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 19789, Suffolk Regiment.

CHARLES

Arthur

Private, 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., Killed in action 26/9/1917, age 27, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Charles, of West End, Haddenham, Ely.

DRIVER

Clem 'Clement' [Claude]

Private, 3rd Bt. Australian Infantry, d 29/8/1915, buried: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC, Turkey. Living Lt Thetford 1901, age 6, born Waterbeach. Australian Archives confirms that their man was born Waterbeach and mother living at Haddenham in WW1. See also Little Thetford.
GRANGER

John [B]

Private, 1st Bt. Lincolnshire Reg., d 16/4/1918, age 36, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of George Granger, of Grange Farm, Hackwold, Brandon, Suffolk; husband of Hannah E. Granger, of Ely Rd., Littleport, Ely, Cambs. Born Haddenham.

GRANGER

Thomas

Private, 2nd Bt. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Reg.), killed in action 2/11/1918, age 35, buried: Tezze British Cemetery, Italy. Born Haddenham, enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex, resident Whitton, Middlesex. Formerly 9686, Royal Fusiliers.

HALL

Henry [Harry]

Private, 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., killed in action 31/7/1917, age 24, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Hall; husband of Florence Mabel Carter (formerly Hall), of 32, Prospect Row, King's Rd., Bury St. Edmund's. Lived Mill End, Haddenham.

HART

William [H]

Private 32514, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. kia France and Flanders 16/10/17 no. 32514 formerly 575 Hunts Cycle Batt. Born and resident Haddenham, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried: Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

HAYDEN

Charles

Private 59477, 6th Bt. Northamptonshire Reg., killed in action 4/11/1918, age 20, buried: Preux-Au-Bois Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of Smith Hayden and Mary Ann Hayden, of Aldreth, Ely, Cambs. Born haddenham, enlisted Cambridge.

HOSTLER

Arthur [Cuttriss]

Gunner 153363, 111th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery, d 12/6/1919, age 37, buried: Paddington Cemetery, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Son of Thomas and Sarah Hostler, of Aldreth, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs.; husband of Nellie Elizabeth Hostler, of 38, Fermoy Rd., Harrow Rd., Paddington.

or Arthur Cuttriss Private 2294, 1st/1st South Midland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps.

HOSTLER

Arthur Cuttriss

Private 2294, 1st/1st South Midland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps., Died of wounds 3rd July 1916. Born Haddenham, enlisted Birmingham, Warwickshire, buried: Special memorial in Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

O’ROURKE

John

No information currently.

OAKEY

Leopold

Private 41277, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who died of wounds on Wednesday, 27th December 1916. Age 34. Born, resident and enlisted Haddenham. Husband of A. Oakey, of "Black Horse," Hilhon, Haddenham, Cambs. Formerly 34787, Suffolk Regiment. Buried: Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. Grave II. J. 11

PATTERSON

Thomas

Private, 12th Bt. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Reg.), d 18/9/1916, age 24, buried: Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Son of William and Alice Patterson, of Hillrow, Haddenham; husband of Ann Beeton Patterson, of Hillrow, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs.

PATTERSON

William

Private 201326, 1st/5th Bt. Bedfordshire Reg., died in Palestine 30/10/1917, age 24, Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Son of William and Alice Patterson, of 9, Newtown, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs. Born Sutton, enlisted Ely, resident Haddenham.

PETTENGELL

William Curtis

Private, 1st/24th Bt. London Reg., d 15/9/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

PORTER

Marsden Everard

Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, (formerly Royal Naval Air Service), d 6/8/1918, buried: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Greece.

RANSOME

Joseph

Private, A Company, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Reg., killed in action 9/5/1915, age 30, buried: Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Thomas and Rebecca Ransome, of Linden End, Haddenham, Isle of Ely, Cambs. Lived in Fridaybridge for 15 years. Born Haddenham, enlisted Wisbech.

Photograph Copyright © Barry Cundell 2010

 

ROBINSON

William

No information currently.

RUSSELL

George J

[GE Russell inside church] Private, 240069. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 19/4/1918, age 34, buried: Mont Noir Military Cemetery, St. Jans-Cappel, Nord, France. Son of George and Elizabeth Russell, of Haddenham, Cambs; husband of Agnes Annie Russell, of Moulton, Newmarket. Reservist, enlisted on 4 August 1914. Served in France, returned to England with trench fever, then sent back to France, where he served in the Medical Corps, killed when recovering wounded in April 1918. Married local girl Agnes Moss, on 27th February 1911, moved to Newmarket. The family moved back to Moulton when war started to live at the thatched cottage, No 20 the Street.
SMITH

Harry

Private 242060, 1st Bt. King's Own Scottish Borderers, killed in action 11/4/1918. on of Reg Sgt Maj H. SMITH of The Manse Haddenham. Born India, enlisted Ely, resident Wilburton. Formerly 7602, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. See also Wilburton.

SOUTHGATE

Ebenezer Edward

Sergeant, Middlesex Hussars, d 14/8/1918, buried: Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.

THAXTER

James

Private, 7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died of wounds 9/8/1916, buried: Varrennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Born Haddenham, enlisted Cambridge.

TOATES

Robert William Webster (Bob)

Private, 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., who died of wounds 8/5/1917 age 25, buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of William and Hannah Amelia Toates, of Haddenham, Cambs. Born Haddenham, enlisted Cambridge.

WATTS

Frederick

probably Petty Officer 298514 H.M.S. PEMBROKE. died Sunday 14th April 1918 37yrs. Buried at Wallsend (Church Bank) Cemetery, Northumberland. Husband of Mary Ann WILLIAMS (formerly WATTS) of 155, Finnis St., Bethnal Green, London.

WOLFE [WOOLF]

Albert

Private, 7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., killed in action 30/11/1917, commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Born Stretham, enlisted Haddenham.

The following additional First World War names
are recorded inside the church:

CROOKHAM

[Hugh] Anthony [Rupert]

Lieutenant, 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., d 3/8/1915, age 22, buried: Le Treport Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of Rev. W. T. R. Crookham, C.B.E., T.D., (formerly vicar of Haddenham), and Beatrice Crookham, of The Vicarage, Wisbech. Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge, B.A. 1915. Born 30/4/1893, educated Felsted School, Essex. Scholarship to Jesus College, Cambridge in 1912. Commissioned 1914 in 2/1st Cambs. Regiment. BA in 1915. To BCompany, 1/1st Cambs. on 19/6/1915, severely wounded by rifle grenade 3/7/1915 causing a wound to the skull. Died from an attack of menigitis. [See Also Wisbech]

GREEN

Thomas

Private G/25878, 6th Bt. The Buffs (East Kent Reg.), killed in action 8/10/1916, commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born and resident Haddenham, enlisted Cambridge.

GUINEY

Edward [Castray]

[Captain, 2nd Reg. South African Infantry, d 12/2/1918, age 39, commemorated: Mombasa British Memorial, Kenya. Husband of Lucy Christian Guiney, of Haddenham Rectory, Ely, Cambs., England.

PARDOE, D.C.M.

Joseph

Company Serjeant Major, 11th Bt. Worcestershire Reg., d 4/9/1918, age 32, buried: Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece. Son of Alfred Pardoe, of Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster; husband of Mabel Helen Pardoe, of West End, Haddenham, Ely. DCM London Gazette 16/1/1915.

WORDINGHAM

Vincent [Robert]

2nd Lieutenant, New Army List, attc. Worcestershire Reg., d 16/8/1917, age 27, buried: Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boezinge, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Samuel Francis and Elizabeth Wordingham, Hill House, Stiffkey. Former assistant master South District School, March; husband of Annie Wordingham, of 1822, Morgan Place, Hollywood, California, U.S.A. Formerly kite balloon observer with Royal Flying Corps, then attached as intelligence officer, Worcestershire Regiment. [See also March.]

In memory of the men of Haddenham
who made the supreme sacrifice
during the War 1939 – 1945

AINGER

Clarence William

Private, Pioneer Corps, d 28/2/1941, age 25, buried: Haddenham Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Charles and Lily Ainger, of Haddenham.

CARMAN

Arthur Ernest

Private, 5th Bt. Royal Norfolk Reg., died during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore 7/2/1942, age 25, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Carmen; husband of A. E. Carmen, of Long Stanton, Cambridgeshire.

CLARK

Edward Montague

Probably: Signalman, Royal Corps of Signals, d 30/8/1944, buried: AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Born and resident Cambridgeshire.

CLEMENTS

Bertie

[A Clements inside church] Private, 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg., d 29/5/1940, age 25, commemorated: Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Son of John Herbert and Polly Clements; stepson of Mrs. J. E. Clements, of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire.

LEES

George Edmund

Lance Sergeant, 6th Bt. Grenadier Guards, d 30/1/1944, age 34, buried: Minturno War Cemetery, Italy. Son of William Bernard Lees and of Isabella Lees (nee Fardon); husband of Marjorie Lees (nee Howard), of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire.

MANSFIELD

Harry Jack Thomas

Private, 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., Suffolk Reg., Prisoner of war. Died at sea 21/9/1944 age 25, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Husband of C. M. Mansfield, of Cambridge.

NORMAN

John Bedford

Flight Sergeant, , 27 Sqd., R.A.F.V.R., d 17/5/1943, age 23, buried: Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh. Son of Arthur and Marjorie A. Norman, of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire. 27 Squadron flew Beaufighters and Mosquitos from Agartala, India.

PALMER

Arthur James

[Listed as A A PALMER on CWGC] Lance Bombardier, 14249912, Royal Artillery, who died on Monday 1 February 1943. Buried: HADDENHAM CEMETERY Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Arthur and Alice Louise Palmer, of Haddenham.

PETERS

Walter James

Possibly: Guardsman, Walter James Peters, 1st Bt. Irish Guards d 4/4/1944, age 29, commemorated: Cassino Memorial, Italy. Son of Ernest and Maria Peters. Born and residetn Cambridgeshire.

STRINGER

Alec John

Trooper, ‘A’ Sqd., 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers, R.A.C., d 16/6/1942, age 23, commemorated: Aalmein Memorial, Egypt. Son of Ernest Stringer, and of Eva Gladys Stringer, of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire.

WEBSTER

William George

[List on memorial as George William Webster] Aircraftman 1st Class, R.A.F.V.R., d 5/7/1941, age 21, commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom. Son of William Webster, and of Sarah Webster, of Wilburton, Cambridgeshire.

WOODBRIDGE

Claude Albert James

Private, 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., Suffolk Reg., Prisoner of war, Died of cholera at Takanun 6/1943, age 30, buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of Luke and Ethel Woodbridge; husband of Gwendoline Joan Woodbridge, of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire.

Last updated 20 July, 2010

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