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HISTON AND IMPINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is to be found on the green beside the A1049 running through Histon. It takes the form of a Celtic cross mounted on a tapering shaft standing on an octagonal plinth with a two-stepped base. The inscriptions are around the faces of the plinth and on the front face of the top step. There are 41 names for World War 1 and 34 for World War 2. The memorial was first unveiled 21st November 1920, it cost £250 and the designer and mason was Mr fred Baccus. In 1951 the lettering was repainted and in 1964 the memorial was moved 50 yards to make way for the new by-pass atwhich time it was cleaned and the World War 2 were added. In 2002 an applicatiojn was placed for a grant to clean and repair the memorial.

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Photographs Copyright © Phil Curme - 2000

Thanks to Simon Doyle for transcribing the memorial. The inscription reads:

Least We Forget

This memorial was erected by the inhabitants of Histon and Impington in remembrance of the men in these parishes who died for the country and the freedom of nations.

The Great War

1914-1919

when the power of the city shall seem great unto you. Consider then that it was purchased by valiant men and men who knew their duty.

1939-1945

The names from the inscription are:

1914-1919

ADAMS
Horace William
Private 325324, A Coy, 1/1st Cambridgeshire. Regiment. formerly 1710, Cambridgeshire Regt., who was killed in action in France & Flanders on Wednesday, 18th September 1918. Born Histon and enlisted Cambridge. Lived at 1 Pleasant Row, Cambridge. Employed Kerridge & Shaw. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3. See also Cambridge Guildhall, Cambridge Holy Sepulchre and Cambridge St Luke's
ANDREWS
Stanley Charles
Private 15905, 11th Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 17th October 1917. Age 21. Son of Frederick and Hephzibah F. Andrews, of 4, Kingsway Quiet Corner, Histon, Cambridge. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
BIGGS
James
Gnr 198356, 78th Bdge, Royal Field Artillery. Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Born Histon. Enlisted Cambridge. Died 26/10/1918. Number 198356. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Buried in Vendegies-Au-Bois Churchyard, Nord, France. See also Histon Methodist War Memorial
BRETT
Alfred
Lance Corporal, 235381, 2nd Battalion, , South Staffordshire Regiment who died on Friday, 14th June 1918. Son of Mr. R. Brett, of Manor Farm, Chesterton, Cambs. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row D. Grave 4. See also Cambrdge Guildhall
CARTER
Alfred Berechiah
Sapper, 49503, 503rd Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Thursday, 1st November 1917. Aged 25. Son of A. Carter, of Histon, Cambridge; husband of Ethel Jean Cavanagh (formerly Carter), of 113, Carson Rd., Plaistow, London. Baptised 25 September 1892 in Impington, son of Alfred (a publican) and Elizabeth Alexandra Carter. Buried in MINTY FARM CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 7. See also Cambridge Guildhall
CHARLES
Stanley W
Rifleman, 235015, 1st/5th Battalion, , The King's (Liverpool Regiment) who died on Thursday, 20th September 1917. Age 18. Son of K. and E. E. Charles, of New School Rd., Histon, Cambridge. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 to 34 and 162 and 162A and 163A
DAWSON
Harry Hubert
Pte, 235558, 7th KOYLI. Kings Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 7th Battalion, Enlisted Histon. Died 20/11/17. Private 235558. Formerly 326720 Cambs Regiment. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Commemorated on the Cambria Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
DEAR
Percy R
Air Mechanic 1st Class, F/5426, H.M.S. "President.", Royal Naval Air Service who died on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Age 22. Son of Mrs. Sarah Anne Dear, of Clive Vale Nursery, Impington, Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRIDGE (HISTON ROAD) CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 20. A. 15.
DIVER
Cecil S
Private 15904, 11th Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
DOGGETT
Percy W
Private 16426, 1st/1st Battalion, , Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action, France and Flanders, on Thursday, 5th September 1918. Age 20. Born Histon. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Doggett, of School Hill, Histon, Cambs. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, STE RADEGONDE, Somme, France. Grave III. M. 35.
FORWARD
C Claude
Possibly Charles Forward, Serjeant, 10594, 1st Battalion, , Highland Light Infantry who died on Friday, 25th October 1918. Commemorated on the BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 35 and 64
FOSTER
Cecil C
Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Petty Sessional Division of Cambridge, Roll of Service, July 1915 - listed as serving in RFA - probably C C Foster, Gunner 93656, "D" Battery, 293rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died Friday 21st February 1919. Buried in DOUAI BRITISH CEMETERY, CUINCY, Nord, France. Grave E. 1.
FOSTER
Stanley Jack
Private 2739, 1/1st Battalion, , Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action, France and Flanders, on Monday, 13th November 1916. Born Histon, enlisted Cambridge. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B
FROST
John
Private John FROST, 28901, 1st Battalion, , Grenadier Guards, who died on Monday 14th October 1918; husband of Rose FROST, of Water Lane. Histon. He is buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France; grave no. V.G.7. His grandson Bruce Frost of Littleport adds: " I visited the grave with my father, Robert, in 1957, and have photographs that we took on that occasion. I also have the photograph originally supplied to my grand mother, of a wooden cross said to mark grandad's grave. The irony is that this cemetery is so near to the coast, that it was flattened during the Second World War, and it is anybodys guess as to what exactly is now under the present white marble gravestones. I have both the original telegrams, sent to my grandmother, the first saying that grandad had been wounded in the back, and was in hospital in the 35th General Hospital, Calais. The telegram "regrets that permission to visit cannot be granted". As if my grandmother, with three small children, could have afforded it anyway! The second telegram says that grandad had died, and Family legend says that he was already on the boat to be brought home, but they removed his body, and buried him in "La belle France". I also have the statement of accounts of his pay as a soldier, which concludes that the sum of 1.5s.11d. was found on the deceased! I understand that he was a "Jam Factory Hand" at Chivers & Sons Limited, before he enlisted. He was certainly born at Gislingham, Suffolk, on 23 February 1886." See also Histon Methodist War Memorial
GATWARD
Henry George
Private 35553, 4th Battalion, , Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 25th November 1917 in Palestine. Born Therfield, Herts, enlisted Cambridge, resident Histon. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Commemorated on the JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 33 to 39
GAWTHROP
George
Gunner, 200205, "C" Bty. 223rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on Sunday, 22nd September 1918. Age 38. Son of Jacob and Hannah Gawthrop; husband of Phaebe Gawthrop, of Impington Lane, Histon, Cambridge. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Buried in LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Panel Number: III. C. 20. See also Histon Methodist War Memorial
GOTHARD
Sidney
Lance Bombardier, 48142, "C" Bty. 104th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on Tuesday, 25th December 1917. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXVII. C. 19A.
GRIMWOOD
Henry
Corporal, 591021, "D" Coy., 18th London Regt (London Irish Rifles) who died on Thursday, 18th April 1918. Age 21. Son of Ernest Augustus and Agnes Grimwood, of The Grove, Water Lane, Histon, Cambs. Buried in HISTON (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire at West end.
HARDWICK
Charles S
Private 41677, 2nd Northamptonshire Rgt, attached 24th Brigade Trench Mortar Battery, who died on Monday, 14th October 1918. Age 19. T.M. Bty. Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Hardwick, of Cambridge Rd., Histon, Cambs. Buried in DOUAI BRITISH CEMETERY, CUINCY, Nord, France. Grave G. 5.
KNIGHTLEY, DCM
Arthur E
Serjeant, 15701, 11th Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 26th August 1917. Husband of G. M. Knightley, of The Mill, Histon, Cambs. Buried in HARGICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave I. C. 33. See also Histon Methodist War Memorial
KNIGHTLEY
[Harry] Henry William Louis
Private 15851, 11th Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Enlisted Impington. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Cambrdge Guoldhall.
LEE
Bertram
Private 3/7991, 2nd Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 22nd January 1916. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21
LEET
Arthur R
Royal Field Artillery. Husband of Lily Maude Leet Father of three children - Violet, Gladys and Maude Died of gas poisoning 9th July 1919 aged 37 years. Buried Glebe Way cemetery, Histon. See also Histon Methodist War Memorial
MACFARLANE-GRIEVE
Alwyn(e) Ronald
Lieutenant, 1st/8th Battalion, , Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who died on Saturday, 17th March 1917. Age 28. Son of Florence E. Macfarlane-Grieve, of Toft Manor, Cambridge, and the late W. A. Macfarlane-Grieve. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. A. 13.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, Volume 2, Part 4, Page 70, the following:

MACFARLANE-GRIEVES, Alwyn Ronald - Lieutenant, 8th (Territorial) Battalion, , Princess Louises(Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)

2nd son of William Alexander Macfarlane-Grieve, of Impington Park, Cambridge, and Edenhall and Penchrise, co. Roxburgh, M.A., S.C.L.F.S.A., J.P., by his wife, Florence Emily, dau. of the Rev. Morris Fuller; born London, 17th May,1888; educated St. Faiths School; The Purse School, Cambridge, where he was Captain of the school and senior sergeant in the O.T.C., and Keble College, Oxford, where he was an exhibitioner and sergeant in the university O.T.C., graduating with second class honours in the Modern History School in 1911; he afterwards studied and lecturedat the University of Rennes.

On the outbreak of war he undertook Military work in Cambridge and was also Lieut. in the Perse school O.T.C.; underwent a musketry course at Hythe, and returned to Cambridge as Instructor to an Officers cadet battalion; obtained a commission in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in July,1916; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following Nov., and was killed in action at Roclincourt, near Arras, 17th March,1917. Buried there. His company commander wrote: "He was killed on the forefront of the German front line, while encouraging his men, like the good soldier he was. We miss him very much indeed, and all mourn the loss of an excellent soldier, a great organizer, and good friend." The headmaster of Perse School also wrote: "Lieut. Macfarlane-Grieve was the embodiment of chivalry and honour, and he died like a man and a soldier in a great cause." Unm

MANSFIELD
Bertie
Private G/17657, 9th Battalion, , Royal Sussex Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 11th June 1917. Born Impington, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20. See also Histon Methodist War Memorial
MANSFIELD
John
Private 328074, 1/1st Battalion, , Cambridgeshire Regiment, formerly 6752, Cambridgeshire Regt. who was killed in action, France and Flanders, on Friday, 23rd November 1917. Born Impington, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See also Histon Methodist War Memorial
MARTIN
Hugh
Private 5524, 2nd Battalion, , Suffolk, Regiment who died on Wednesday, 16th December 1914. Age 32. Son of Hugh Palmer Martin, of Milton, Cambridge; husband of Alice Mary Martin, of Saffron Close, Histon, Cambridge. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave E. 2.
MOWLAM
Percy James
Serjeant, 84389, 203rd (Cambs) Field Coy, Royal Engineers. who died on Saturday, 26th August 1916. Age 37. Son of James and Rebecca Mowlam; husband of Alice Ann Mowlam, of "The Hollies," Impington, Cambridge. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 82.
MUNCEY
Stanley Merrick
Private 49723, 1st Battalion, , Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 29th September 1918. Age 19. Son of Richard and Eliza Muncey, of South Rd., Histon, Cambs. Born at Impington, Cambridge. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XIV. E. 13.
PETTIT
James E
Private 9565, 1st Battalion, , King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who died on Saturday, 8th May 1915. Age 27. Son of Ephraim and Harriet Pettit, of Milton Rd., Impington, Cambs. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47
PETTITT
Harry
Gunner, 60925, 254th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery who died on Friday, 12th April 1918. Age 23. Son of William and Louisa Pettitt, of Clay St., Histon, Cambs. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 to 7 and 162
ROGERS
Bertie E
Pioneer, 158931, 2nd Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Age 19. Royal Eengineers special brigades were gas troops. Born Cambridge. Enlisted Chatham. Died 27/6/16. Killed in Action. Pioneer number 158931. Buried Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
SIMKIN
Frank Bailey
[Also spelt SIMPKINS] Private 202106, 9th Battalion, , Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 17th July 1917. Age 36. Born Waterbeach, enlisted Cambridge, resident Impington. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Simkin, of Waterbeach, Cambs; husband of Annie Simkin, of Cambridge Rd., Histon, Cambridge. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See Impington St Andrew War memorial.
TIBBETT
Sidney E
[Listed as TIBBITT on CWGC] Rifleman 8894. 1st Bn Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) Born Histon Enlisted Cambridge Resident Histon killed in action 5th November 1914. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Nephew of Mr J. Tibbitt High St, Histon. Buried in Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.
TOATES
Alfred John
Private 19771, 2nd Battalion, , Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales) who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 36. Born Histon, enlisted Leyton, Essex, resident of Impington, Cambs. Son of Susan Toates, of Victoria House, Pepy's Terrace, Impington, Cambridge. Buriedin OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave VI. R. 5.
TURNEY
Charles F
Private 15902, 11th Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Commemorated on the GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Grave VI. D. 6.
WEBB
Percy Ernest
41810 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment Born Histon Enlisted Cambridge Resident Impington KIA 26/10/1917 Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.
WINDERS
Charles
Sapper, 42761, 74th Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Sunday, 9th June 1918. Age 40. Son of Smith and Mary Ann Winders, of Histon, Cambs. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. G. 16.
WILDERSPIN
Albert G
Private 15818, 11th Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 3rd August 1916. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Histon Methodist War Memorial
WILDERSPIN
William J
Private 15901, "B" Coy. 11th Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 18. Son of Mrs. F. Wilderspin, of High St., Histon, Cambridge. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. Buried in GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Grave VI. H. 1. See also Histon Methodist War Memorial
YOUNG
Sidney
Private 7239, 2nd Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 26th August 1914. Age 29. Husband of Mrs. M. Young, of near The Old Schools, Histon, Cambs. Commemorated on the LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

1939-1945

ALLGOOD
Ronald
Private 5933499, 2nd Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 14th February 1942. Age 21. Died in hospital in Singapore the day before the British surrender of the island. Son of Ernest William Allgood, and of Hilda Allgood, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. Brother to Ernest William John, Frederick Gordon, Queenie and Muriel Allgood. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 57.
BENNETT
Franklin James
Private 5932687, 1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Tuesday, 19th October 1943. Age 24. Prisoner of War. Cause and place of death unknown. Son of Laurie and Alice Bennett; husband of Edna Bennett, of Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 9.K. 13. See also Histon Methodist War Memorial

BURTON
Arthur Charles
Private 5827910, 5th Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment who died on Tuesday, 27th July 1943. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 54.

BUTTIFANT
Stanley Frederick
Corporal, 14703237, 1st Battalion, The Herefordshire Regiment, King's Shropshire Light Infantry who died on Tuesday, 1st May 1945. Age 36. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Germany. Grave 4A. 0. 7.
CARTER
Alfred Roland
Private 5933760, HQ company, 2nd btn The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Tuesday, 13th July 1943. Age 21. Prisoner of War. Died at Tarso. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 4. G. 27.

CHARLES
Ralph Terence
Sergeant, 1874041, 97 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Wednesday, 16th February 1944. 97 Squadron were based at Bourn, with detachments at Graveley, Gransden Lodge and Oakington flying Lancasters. Buried in FAABORG NEW CEMETERY, Denmark. Grave 50A.
CHURCH
William Benjamin
Private 6097378, 2nd Battalion, , The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey) who died on Friday, 5th December 1941. Age 26. Commemorated on the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 54
CLARY
Cecil Francis
Serjeant, 5933560, HQCompany, 2nd btn. The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regimentwho died on Thursday, 21st September 1944. Age 25. Prisoner of War. Died at sea. Son of Alfred Henry and Beatrice Clary; husband of Violet Mary Clary, of Oakington, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 57.

COLE
Dennis Louis
Serjeant, 5776000, 1st Battalion, , Royal Norfolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 1st March 1945. Age 25. Son of George and Minnie Cole; husband of Dulcie Mary Cole, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Grave 48. A. 13.
DAVIES
Robert Griffith
Private 5933768, 2nd Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment missing in action on Sunday, 1st February 1942. Age 22. Son of Griffith and Gladys Davies, of Impington, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 58.

DYER
Eric
No further information currently available.
ELLIS
Kenneth Custance
Sergeant, 1259306, 18 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 18th July 1942. Age 32. 18 squadron flew Blenheims, from Wattisham, with detachments at Dundonald and Heathfield. Son of Bernard William and Florence Hilda Ellis, of Comberton; husband of Doris Irene Ellis, of Cambridge. Buried in COMBERTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire
FELL
Robert Dewhurst
Gunner, 982165, 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt, Royal Artillery who died on Friday, 23rd January 1942. Age 27. Son of Herbert and Ellen Fell; husband of Ethel Irene Fell, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Grave 2. A. 31.
GAUTREY
Neville Claude
Sapper, 2073577, 287 Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Wednesday, 18th August 1943. Prisoner of war. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Grave B4. D. 2.

GWYNN
Douglas Eric
Sergeant, 902176, 248 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 25th May 1942. Age 21. L 248 Sqaudron flew Beaufighters, from Dyce. Son of Douglas Percy and Elsie Barbara Gwynn; husband of Beryl Yvonne Gwynn, of Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 84.
HEMPSALL [LAMB]
Aubrey
Lieutenant, 179051, East Yorkshire Regiment who died on Monday, 7th August 1944. Age 29. Son of Cecil James Hempsall and Grace Hempsall; husband of Sybil Elsie Hempsall, of Newark, Nottinghamshire. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave III. C. 15.
LAMB
Dennis Charles
Sergeant, 741579, Pilot, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 19th October 1939. Age 26. 108 Squadron flew Blenheims, from Bicester. Son of Sidney Charles and Alice Lamb, of Impington. Buried CHERRY HINTON (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire
LAWSON
Wilfred George
Private 5830973, 2nd Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, who died on Saturday, 24th July 1943. Age 24. Prisoner of War. Died at Tarso. Son of Alfred Thomas Lawson and Annie Rachel Lawson, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. Buried at KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 4. A. 47.
LAYTON-SMITH
Michael Stuart
Pilot Officer, 183715, Air Bomber, 7 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 19th August 1944. Age 22. 7 Squadron, flew Lancasters, from Oakington. Son of Archibald John and Ivy Gladys Layton-Smith; husband of Norah May Layton-Smith, of Cambridge. Buried in BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Netherlands. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 10.
MAY
Eric William
Private 2664953, Pioneer Corps who died on Tuesday, 10th July 1945. Age 22. Son of John William and Daisy Emma May, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 21. Column 1.
MORGAN
Gerard Austin
Private 5833057, 4th Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 24th November 1943. Age 30. Prisoner of War. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Grave B6. W. 12.

NICHOL
Thomas Reah
[NICOL in CWGC] Gnr. 608 Regt. Royal Artillery, d 10/4/1945, age 31, buried: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Son of James and Mary Ellen Nicol; husband of Mary Lilian Exton Nicol, of Histon, Cambridgeshire.
PARKER
Charles Robert George
Lieutenant, 204309, 6th Battalion, , Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on Monday, 26th October 1942. Age 21. Son of Herbert and Maud Parker, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave XXVII. G. 14. See also Histon Methodist War Memorial
PARKER
Ernest John
Private 6853903, 1st Battalion, , Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. who died on Friday, 5th February 1943. Age 20. Son of Fanny Parker, of Impington, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 36.
PECK
Raymond Stanley
Sergeant, 910540, 99 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 26th June 1941. Age 21. 99 Squadron, flew Wellington bombers, from Waterbeach. Son of Stanley Frederick and Dora Peck, of Cambridge. Commemorated on the RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 50.
PETTIT
George Robert
Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 88290, H.M. Submarine Triton, Royal Navy who died on Wednesday, 18th December 1940. Age 25. Son of Richard and Claretta Pettitt, of Histon, Cambridgeshire; husband of Ethel May Pettitt. Commemorated on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 42, Column 2.
ROBERTS
John Ffrangcon
Surgeon Lieutenant, H.M.S. Rosaura., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday, 18th March 1941. Age 25. Son of Dr. Ffrangcon Roberts, M.D., and Winifred Agnes Roberts, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. B.A. (Cantab.), M.R.C.S. Mentioned In Dispatches. Commemorated on the PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon, L.R.C.P. Panel 61, Column 3.
SALE
Jack Kenneth Aworth
[KJA Sale in CWGC], P.O., R.A.F.V.R., d 27/8/1941, buried: IMPINGTON (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. See also Impington St Andrew.
SALMON
Alfred William
Able Seaman, P/JX 295724, H.M. Submarine Simoom, Royal Navy who died on Friday, 19th November 1943. Age 22. Son of Horace Samuel and Gertie Olive Salmon, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 75, Column 3.
THURLBOURN
Derek Sidney
[Also listed as THURLBOURNE] Killed in action in Burma on 7th January 1944 aged 19 years. His father died on 27th April 1944 and his mother died 13th August 1975. They lived at Orchard Road, Histon
TOLLIDAY
Jack
Trooper, 7956546, 'C' Sqn., Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), R.A.C. who died on Thursday, 16th September 1943. Age 36. Son of George and Elsie Tolliday; husband of Marguerite L. S. Tolliday, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 1. See also Histon Methodist War Memorial

WILLIAMS
Albert
Private 5933763, 2nd Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 28th January 1942. Age 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Williams, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 62.

WILSON
Percy William
Serjeant, 542321, 10th Royal Hussars, R.A.C. who died on Saturday, 31st January 1942. Age 37. Husband of R. E. O. Wilson, of Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 19.
WOODWARD
Roy
Lance Corporal, 5933769, 2nd Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 25th September 1943. Age 23. Prisoner of War. Son of Ray and Lottie Woodward; husband of Sylvia Woodward, of Cambridge. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 2. E. 6.

Buried in the cemetery but not on memorial

HUNT
William James
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 83726, 219 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th December 1942. Aged 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William James Hunt; husband of Gladys May Hunt, of Histon. Buried in HISTON CEMETERY, Histon, Cambridgeshire. Plot G. Row C. Grave 5.

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