ST ANDREW WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 and 2 - Rolls of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson & Robyn Down
There are various war memorials in St. Andrew's church. Also listed is
a complete list of the men who served
in World War 1. The first memorial in on the North Wall made of stone.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN
SACRED AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY
325324, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment formerly 1710,
Cambridgeshire Regiment, who was killed in action on Wednesday,
18th September 1918. Born Histon, enlisted Cambridge. 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
and Histon & Impington
Private 235381, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment formerly
1409, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th June 1918.
Born Old Chesterton, enlisted Cambridge, resident Chesterton. Son
of Mr R Brett of Manor Farm, Chesteron, Cambs. Bienvillers Military
Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X1X. Row D. Grave 4. See also
and Histon & Impington
Alfred Berechiah aka Bere
49503, 503rd Field Company, 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 and Histon &
235558, 7th Battalion, Kings Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) formerly
326720, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died was killed in action on 20th
November 1917. Enlisted Histon. Employed Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon.
No known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL,
Nord, France. See also Histon
& Impington Memorial.
Mechanic 1st Class, F/5426, H.M.S. "President", Royal Naval Air
Service who died, from injuries received from an airship accident,
on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Aged 22. Born 12th November 1894 in
Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Sarah Anne Dear, of Olive Vale Nursery, Impington,
Cambridge. Height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 35 inches, dark
brown hair, fresh complexion. Employed as a Plumbeers & Gas Fitter.
Buried in CAMBRIDGE (HISTON ROAD) CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave
20. A. 15. See also Histon &
15904, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action
on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Born Histon, Cambs, enlisted Cambridge.
Employed at Chivers & Sons Ltd, Histon. No known grave. Commemorated
on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2
A. See also Histon & Impington
10594, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry who died on Friday,
25th October 1918. Born West Norwood, Surrey, resident Histon, Cambridgeshire,
enlisted London. Husband of Rose Anne (nee Adams) Forward. A Regular
soldier. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Norwood, Surrey,
a Private in 'A' Company, 1st Highland Light Infantry, billeted
in Outram Barracks, Dilkusha, Lucknow, India. His original attestation
papers list him as being born Lambeth, Surrey, resident West Norwood,
Surrey. Attested 23 November 1905 in London, aged 18 years 4 months
although his apparent age is given as under 17 years, a Builder's
Labourer, unmarried, height 5 feet 2¼ inches, weight 103
lbs, chest 31-33 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown
hair, religious denomination Wesleyan. Originally assigned as Private
4473, 5th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's OWn (Middlesex Regiment
but transferred to Highland Light Infantry 30 January 1907. In the
1901 census he is listed as Claud Forward, born Norwood, Surrey,
aged 14, an Errand Boy, son of John and Rebecca Forward, resident
238, Romney Road, Lambeth, London & Surrey. In the Electoral
Register for Impington Parish 1918 he is registered, with his wife
Rose, as resident Cambridge Road, Impington. No known grave. Commemorated
on the BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 35 and 64. See also Histon
& Impington Memorial.
from Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 9 July 1915,
Wounded Soldiers as Character Actors in Bridal Procession.
BRIDEGEOOM’S IRON CROSS.
Charles Forward, of the Highland Light Infantry who for some time
has been a patient at the Histon Red Cross Hospital, has added another
romance to his life’s adventures.
Monday afternoon all Histon saw him married to Miss Rose Anne Adams,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Adams, who reside at New School-road
in that village. Private. Forward was wounded the fighting near
Ypres, and was brought to the 1st Eastern General Hospital at Cambridge,
and subsequently transferred for convalescent treatment to the Red
Cross Hospital at Histon. Here he remained for a short time,
and when fully recovered was discharged. After visiting his home
at Eastbourne on furlough, Private. Forward returned to Histon,
for his wedding to Miss Rose Adams, who was employe at Messrs. Chivers’
is Histon Feast week, a week which is made especially memorable
by the romantic and extraordinary circumstances of Monday's wedding.
The ceremony was performed at the Histon Baptist Chapel by the Pastor,
the Rev. R. Smith. The church was crowded with well-wishers, and
the congregation included the Commandant and the entire staff of
nurses at the Red Cross Hospital, and the soldier patients there,
a large number of whom are personal friends of Private. Forward.
The bride was given away by her father. She was attended by Miss
Mabel Leet, a friend, who was bridesmaid, and Mr. Arthur Ward, of
the Royal Warwicks, officiated as best man.
the bride and bridegroom left the chapel they had to pass through
an arch of crutches, croquet mallets, and broomsticks and staves,
formed by the wounded comrades of the bridegroom, who had lined
up on each side the chapel porch. Through this arch the happy couple
walked to the highway, where huge crowd awaited their coming. The
crowd cheered them lustily. When they reached their carriage they
found that the horses had been removed and the shafts siezed by
a number of wounded soldiers, who, judging by their broad smiles,
were thoroughly enjoying the event. The bridal pair had no option,
but to become the chief attraction of a remarkable and amusing procession.
The procession was headed by Bombr. Welsh, a Canadian, who carried
a very long pole, with a very small flag at the top. The gallant
bombardier was followed by a queer sort of band that included such
euphonious instrumentalists as a bugler, concertina players, mouth
organ melodists, and a vigorous drummer.
carriage in which Mr. and Mrs. Forward rode was preceded by a perambulator
in which were two children attended by Harold Sknee, of the 8th
Canadians, ono of the wounded soldiers, who was attired as a nurse.
This was done, as a label explained, to represent the newly-wedded
pair as they were 25 years ago. The bridal carriage, of course,
represented the present, and a subsequent conveyance, with its occupants,
the future of the bride and bridegroom. The conveyance was an object
of great interest, which caused much laughter amongst the onlookers.
was a kind of gig, decorated with red, white, and blue colours,
and drawn by a donkey, and in it rode a Darby and Joan couple. The
old lady wore a smart costume and bonnet, and carried a parasol.
She was seated beside a bearded patriarchal gentleman in his “Sunday
best,” an antiquated long hat and top coat. With one hand
he held the reins; with the other he tenderly embraced his wife.
Attached to the cart was a card, on which was written “Sixty
years after.” The old couple were wounded soldiers, admirably
“made up.” Thomas Leet, of the R.H.A.. Cavalry Division,
acted as the old man, and James Hall, of the Light Brigade, as the
The procession travelled from end to end of the village, and the
route was lined several deep on each side wth onlookers. Outside
the house in New School-road the procession finally halted, and
Private H. Bethune, of the Army Medical Corps Field Ambulance (Canadian),
who until recently was a barrister in Canada, seized the opportunity
to deliver a speech, a witty and eloquent speech, as it proved,
which all who heard it say they would not have missed for all sorts
valuable considerations. Private. Bethune, with solemnity suited
to the occasion, apologised for the absence of Lord Kitchener, and
remarked that he was commissioned to present the bridegroom with
an iron cross for his bravery that day. This he did, amid roars
of laughter from the crowd. He afterwards sincerely wished Private.
and Mrs. Forward a happy married life. Three hearty cheers for the
bride and bridegroom ended an event which Histon will never forget.
the end of this week Private. Forward expects to return to the front.
bride’s fellow workers at the Factory have presented her with
a tea set. There were numerous other presents.
Henry William Louis aka Harry
15851, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action on Saturday,
1st July 1916. Enlisted Impington. In the 1901 census he was aged
19, a Gardener, born Impington, resident with his widowed mother,
Charlotte, in Doctors Close, Impington, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire.
In the 1911 census he was married to Emily with three sons, aged
29, a Gardener, born Impington, resident 9, St Matthews Court, Cambridge.
No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.See also Cambridge
Guildhall and Cambridge St
Matthew's and Histon &
Lieutenant, 1st/8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Killed in action at Rodincourt, Arras, 17th March 1917. Aged 28.
Son of Florence E. Macfarlane-Grieve, of Toft Manor, Cambridge,
and the late W. A. Macfarlane-Grieve. Matriculated 1908 Keble College,
Oxford University. Member of University O.T.C. prior to 1915. Buried
in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II.
Row A. Grave 13. See also Cambridge,
St Faith's School and Cambridge,
also Histon & Impington Memorial.
from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 4, page
- GRIEVE, ALWYN RONALD, Lieut., 8th (Territorial) Battn.
Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), 2nd s.
of William Alexander Macfarlane-Grieve, of Impington Park, Cambridge,
and Edenhall and Penehrise, co. Roxburgh, M.A.. S.C.L., F.S.A.,
J.P., by his wife, Florence Emily, dau. of the Rev. Morris Fuller;
b. London, 17 May, 1888 ; educ. St. Faith's School ;
the Perse 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 lectured at the University
of Rennes. On the outbreak of war he undertook military work in
Cambridge, and was also Lieut. of the Perse School O.T.C. ; underwent
a musketry course at Hythe, and returned to Cambridge as instructor
to an Officers' Cadet Battn. ; 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, 17
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 a dear friend." The Head Master of
the 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.
Albert aka Bertie
G/17657, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who was killed in
action on Monday, 11th June 1917. Born Impington, enlisted Bury
St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL,
Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20. See
also Histon & Impington Memorial.
328074, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment formerly 6752 Cambridgeshire
Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 23rd November 1917.
Born Impington, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated
on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
148. See also Histon & Impington
84389, 203rd (Cambs) Field Company, Royal Engineers, who died of
wounds on Saturday, 26th August 1916. Aged 37. Born Impington, Cambs,
resident Bishops Stortford, Herts, enlisted Cambridge. 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. See also Histon
& Impington Memorial.
49723, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on
Sunday, 29th September 1918. Aged 19. Born Histon, Cambs, resident
Impington, Cambs, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. 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. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 13. See
also Histon & Impington Memorial.
PETTIT on SDGW] Private 9565, 1st Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire
Light Infantry who was killed in action on Saturday, 8th May 1915.
Aged 27. Born Histon, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Ely. Son of Ephraim
and Harriet Pettit, of Milton Rd., Impington, Cambs. No known grave.
Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. See also Histon &
158931, 2nd Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27th
June 1916. Aged 19. Born Cambridge, enlisted Chatham. Buried in
CARNOY MILITARY CENMETERY, Somme, France. See also Histon
& Impington Memorial.
Royal Engineers Special Brigades were gas troops.
spelt SIMKIN and SIMPKINS] Private 202106, 9th Battalion, Essex
Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 17th July 1917.
Aged 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. No known grave.
Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay
7. See also Histon & Impington
19771, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte
of Wales) who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Aged
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. Plot
VI. Row R. Grave 5.
41810, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action
26th October 1917. Born Histon. Enlisted Cambridge. Resident Impington.
No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panels 90 to 92 and 162 and 162A.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
The next memorial is on the VESTRY SCREEN - wooden
with gold lettering
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR
5827910, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Tuesday,
27th July 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE
MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 54.
14703237, 1st Battalion, The Herefordshire Regiment, King's Shropshire
Light Infantry who died on Tuesday, 1st May 1945. Aged 36. Buried
in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 4A. Row O. Grave 7.
5933760 1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment
who died on Tuesday, 13th July 1943. Aged 21. Buried in KANCHANABURI
WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row G. Grave 27.
5776000, 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment who died on Thursday,
1st March 1945. Aged 25. Son of George and Minnie Cole; husband
of Dulcie Mary Cole, of Histon, Cambridgeshire. Buried in REICHSWALD
FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 48. Row A. Grave 13.
5933768, 1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment
who died on Sunday, 1st February 1942. Aged 22. Son of Griffith
and Gladys Davies, of Impington, Cambridgeshire. No known grave.
Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 58.
1259306, 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died
on Saturday, 18th July 1942. Aged 32. Son of Bernard William and
Florence Hilda Ellis, of Comberton; husband of Doris Irene Ellis,
of Cambridge. Buried in COMBERTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire,
179051, East Yorkshire Regiment who died on Monday, 7th August 1944.
Aged 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. Plot III. Row C.
5833057, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday,
24th November 1943. Aged 30. Prisoner of War. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT
WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B6. Row W. Grave 12.
6853903, 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. who died on Friday,
5th February 1943. Aged 20. Son of Fanny Parker, of Impington, Cambridgeshire.
No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia.
[Kenneth Jack Aworth SALE in CWGC], Pilot Officer 105168, Royal
Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 August 1941. Buried in IMPINGTON
(ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. Grave 50. See also Histon
& Impington War memorial.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
17 November, 2022