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KIRTLING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Rolls of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©Martin Edwards & Wendy Farrington 2000
additional information Patricia Lewis

Inside the church of All Saints, on the wall. There is also a memorial Cross in the village, listing those killed from Kirtling and Upend; there are 14 names for World War 1 and three for World War 2. The Second World War names are taken from the Ely Cathedral Book of Remembrance.

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Kirtling Roll of Honour
inside the church of All Saints
Photograph Copyright © Wendy Farrington 2000

ALL SAINTS CHURCH
KIRTLING
ROLL OF HONOUR
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS
PARISH WHO SERVED AND OF
THOSE WHO DIED WHILE SERVING
WITH HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-18

ALCOCK
Richard
 
No further information currently
ALLARD
Albert Edward
 
In 1911 he was the son of James and Rosa Allard, aged 13, a house boy, born Kirtling, resident The Street, Kirtling. Brother of Francis (above). Baptised 11 July 1897 in Kirtling, born 1897.
ALLARD
Francis [James]
 
In 1911 he was the son of James and Rosa Allard, aged 14, a garden labourer, born Kirtling, resident The Street, Kirtling. Brother of Albert (below). Baptised 13 September 1896 in Kirtling, born 1896.
BAILEY
Peter F
 
No further information currently
BAILEY
Roland Bertie
 
His birth was registered in the October to December Quarter 1883 in the Newmarket Registration District.
BALLS
Albert E

RIP
Gunner 76063, 2/8th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, died at 1st Eastern General Hospital 26th October 1918 from influenza and broncho pneumonia, admitted 21 October 1918 while on leave. Aged 28. Born Upend, enlisted Newmarket, resident Kirtling. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Cole; husband of Emma Balls, of 2, Fern Cottages, Exning Rd., Newmarket. In the 1901 census he was the grandson of James and Johanna Balls, aged 11, at school, born Kirtling, resident Cottage, Upend Green, Kirtling. Attested 7 December 1915, a farm labourer, born Upend, Kirtling, aged 25 years 9 months. Married Emma Rose Osborn of Upend, Kirtling, at Cheveley 25 July 1914. One son Edward Alfred James born 29 September 1914. Height 5 feet 81/2inches, weight 128lbs, chest 361/2inches. Buried in NEWMARKET (EXNING) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot B. Row B. Grave 90.
BLOIS
Alfred C
 
In the 1911 census he was the son Jarvis and Selina Blois, aged 19, a shepherd on farm, born Lowestoft, resident Pear Trees, Kirtling; brother of Arthur (below).
BLOIS
Arthur Morton

RIP
Private 13248, "A" Company, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 16th September 1916. Aged 28. Born Kirkley, Suffolk (sic), enlisted Newmarket. Son of Jarvis Blois and Selina Blois, of Kirtling, Newmarket. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, son of Jarvis and Selina Blois, a shepherd on farm, born Lowestoft, resident Pear Trees, Kirtling; brother of Arthur (above). Baptised 26 June 1898 at Sotterley, Suffolk, son of Jarvis (shoemaker) and Selina Blois, resident Shadingfield, Suiffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
BLOIS
James
 
Rifleman 7084, 3rd Battalion (Depot), King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Discharged 13 October 1916, aged 30. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk. Height 5 feet 7˝ inches, girth 36˝ inches, 117lbs, complexion fresh, eyes grey-blue, hair light brown, trade labourer, religious denomination Church of England. Son of Mr J Blois of Kirtling. Discharged due to mania due to stress of campaign and shrapnel wound in left leg received during active service 23 September 1914. Went to France with the B.E.F. served 1914, 1915 and 1916. Enlisted 13 June 1906 at Bury St Edmunds.
BLOIS
Sidney J
 
No further information currently
BONNETT
William Thomas
 
In the 1911 census he was the son of John and Mary Bonnett, aged 20, farm labourer, born Upend, Kirtling, resident Upend, Kirtling, Cambridgeshire. Baptised 17 May 1891 resident Upend, Kirtling, born 1891. Buried 1 April 1942 in Kirtling, aged 51, of Primrose Cottages, Kirtling.
BOWYER
Frederic [William Snell]

RIP
[Spelt Frederick on memorial] Private 767550, 1st/28th Battalion, London Regiment (Artists' Rifles) who was killed in action on Monday, 30th September 1918. Aged 19. Born Kirtling, enlisted Hounslow, resident Newmarket. Son of Frank and Rose A. Bowyer, of Kirtling Place, Newmarket. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, son of Frank and Rosa Alice Bowyer, born Kirtling, resident Place Farm, Kirtling. Baptised 2 April 1899 at St Peter & St Paul, Kedington, resident Kirtling, son of Frank (a farmer) and Rose Alice Bowyer. Buried CAMBRAI EAST MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 9.
BOWYER
Paul
 
No further information currently
BOWYER
Tom
 
In the 1939 Register he is listed as Tom A Bowyer, born 16 December 1896, married to Hilda, a Domestic Gardener, resident Redlands Lane, Kirtling.
BUCK
Ernest Arthur
 
In the 1911 census he was the son of Esau and Gertrude Ann Buck, aged 12, at school, born Bedlington, Northumberland, resident School House, Kirtling.
CLARK
Archibald
 
In the 1901 census he is listed as Archie Clarke; he was aged 2, son of Robert and Jessie Clarke, born Kirtling, resident Hall Wood, Kirtling. His baptism details show him as Archibald Clark, son of Jessie and Robert (a labourer) baptised 26 February 1899 in Kirtling, born 1899. Brother of Frederic (above)
CLARK
Frederic
 
In the 1901 census he is listed as Fredrick Clarke; he was aged 9, son of Robert and Jessie Clarke, school child, born Kirtling, resident Hall Wood, Kirtling. His baptism details show him as Frederick Percy Clarke, son of Jessie and Robert (a groom) baptised 20 September 1891 in Kirtling, born 1891. Brother of Archibald (below)
COLLIN
Harold Arthur

RIP
Private 89292, 37th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps who died of wounds on Friday, 3rd August 1917. Aged 33. Born Kirtling, enlisted Norwich. Son of Philip and Bertha Collin, of The Villa, Kirtling, Newmarket; husband of Gertrude Collin (nee Humphrey), of Wallis House, Newmarket married 25 July 1912; father of Dorothy Kathleen Gertrude Collin born 16 May 1913; he had three brothers and 5 sisters. Baptism records show him as baptised 25 January 1885 at Kirtling, son of Philip James Danby (farmer) and Alice Berta Collin. His Army Medical records show he was examined 19 May 1916, aged 31 years 5 months, at Norwich. He was a Chemist’s Assistant, 5 feet 6 inches. 124lbs, chest 35 inches. Mobilised 7 June 1916. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row J. Grave 10.
CRICK
Henry Thomas

RIP
Private 13752, 99th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who was killed in action on Friday, 28th July 1916. Aged 40. Born and resident Kirtling, enlisted Newmarket. Son of the late James Sidney and Elizabeth Crick; husband of the late Minnie Crick. Brother of Jonas (above). In 1911 he is listed with his with Minnie, their four sons and two daughters, at 24 Stanley Road, Newmarket, he was born Kirtling and was aged 35, an Insurance Agent. Formerly 17205, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C
CRICK
Jonas Sidney
 
In 1901 Jonas S Crick was living with his parents James Sidney & Elizabeth, in Torment Cottages, Kirtling, he was a schoolboy, aged 12, born Kirtling. In 1911 Jonas Sidney Crick was unmarried, aged 22, a Farm Labourer, born Upend resident Torment Cottages, Upend, Kirtling, son of James Sidney and Elizabeth Crick, brother of Sarah. Brother of Henry (below).
DAINES
Edward Albert
 
One of three brothers listed here, Frederic, Ernest and Edward. Eldest of three brothers. Recorded in the All Saints Register as baptised on 11 Jan 1891, son of Joseph Albert and Rebecca. On 11 Jan 1913, he married Edith May Davis, 22, of Newmarket, daughter of William, bricklayer. His father, Joseph Albert was born in 1863, married Rebecca Clarke in 1886 and died in 1917, aged 54. (The entry in the baptism register has "Joseph Albon" but everything else matches so this is probably a transcription error.) He was aged 24 in 1915. Rebecca came from Runton in Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was the son of Joseph and Rebecca Daines, aged 20, a stockman on farm, born Kirtling, resident Park Gate Cottages, Kirtling.
DAINES
Ernest A

RIP
Private 13239, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Monday, 15th April 1918. Born Kirtling, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Rebecca Daines, of Kirtling, Newmarket. One of three brothers listed here, Frederic, Ernest and Edward. Recorded in the All Saints Register as baptised on 8 September 1895, listed as son of Joseph and Rebecca. Unmarried in 1915. Aged 20 in 1915. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row F. Grave II.
DAINES
Frederic
 
One of three brothers listed here, Frederic, Ernest and Edward. Recorded in the All Saints Register as baptised on 28 May 1893, entered as Daine, Frederick, son of Joseph Albert and Rebecca. Unmarried in 1915. Aged 22 in 1915. In the 1911 census he was the son of Joseph and Rebecca Daines, aged 17, Milk Hawker, born Kirtling, resident Park Gate Cottages, Kirtling.
DAINES
James
 
Driver 48411, 104th Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. His baptism records show his parents as Mary and James Daines of Kirtling; he was baptised 22 May 1892, born 1892. In the 1901 census he is the son of James and Mary Daines, aged 10, a school child, born Kirtling, resident Cottage, Horn Lane, Kirtling. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, married to Agnes Florence Daines, father of Topsy Agnes Daines, a horse keeper on farm, born Kirtling, resident Upend, Kirtling. Enlisted 31 October 1914, aged 23, posted to Wrexham. Brewery worker (clerk). Transferred to reserve 21 June 1919. Served in France from 25 August 1915 to 11 April 1919. Kicked in right elbow November 1918 rendering it virtually useless spent 43 days in Fusehill War Hospital, Carlisle from 10 April 1919 to 21 May 1919. Unmarried when he enlisted. Height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 133lbs, chest 37 inches.
FARRINGTON
Frederic
 
No further information currently
GARDENER
Joseph T
 
No further information currently
GINN
Harry
 
In the 1911 census he was aged 35, general worker, married to Louisa, born Kirtling, resident Malting End, Kirtling; there was one daughter present, Florence, aged 9. In the 1901 census he was unmarried, son of George and Elizabeth Ginn, aged 25, labourer on estate, born Kirtling, resident Peartrees, Kirtling. Born 1875, baptised 20 June 1875 in Kirtling.
GOODY
John
 
In the 1911 census he was aged 25, son of John and Mary Ann Goody, a farm labourer, born and resident Upend, Kirtling. He died in 1950, aged 65, and was buried 23 August 1950 in Kirtling.
HINDS
Harry W
 
In the 1911 census he was aged 14, son of Henry and Frances Hinds, a farm labourer, born Kirtling, resident Upend, Kirtling.
HOWARD
Gerald S
 
Sir (Stephen) Gerald Howard, son of Stephen Goodwin Howard (born 1867), JP, of The Moat, Upend, Kirtling who in turn was son of Stephen Howard of Kirtling. The young SGH later became MP for Cambridgeshire, in 1950, and, later still, was appointed a High Court judge after which there was a by-election, on 16 March 1961, and Francis Pym became the MP in his place.
HOWE
John William
 
In the 1901 census he was aged 2, son of Fredrick and Eliza Rebecca Howe, born Kirtling, resident Cottage, The Street, Kirtling. Born 1898, baptised 26 June 1898 in Kirtling. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, at school, son of Frederick and Eliza Rebecca Howe, born Kirtling,
ISAACSON
Charles

RIP
Private 52333 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 10th August 1918. Born Kirtling, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 13243, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he was married to Julia Alice Isaacson (nee Pettitt), aged 31, a farm labourer, born Kirtling, resident The Street, Kirtling. Buried in LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 20.
JEFFERY
Arthur W
 
In the 1911 census he was the son of James and Susan Jeffery, aged 10, a school boy, born Upend, Kirtling, resident Upend, Kirtling; brother of Herbert and Joseph (below).
JEFFERY
Clifford
 
Private 13252, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Attested 1914. Born Kirtling 1894. Discharged 11 March 1919. Complained of malaria contracted in Salonika spent time in 21st Stationary Hospital, Salonika, 64th General Hospital, Salonika and 4th Canadian Hospital, Salonika. Farm labourer by trade worked for Frank Bowyer, Place Farm, Kirtling. Formerly resident Wood Ditton Park near Newmarket. Served in France September 1915 to March 1916 then Salonika July 1916 to November 1918 then returned to England. Lewis Gunner. Height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 122lbs, chest 36 inches.
JEFFERY
Herbert
 
Private 12301, 7th, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Born Upend, Kirtling. Enlisted 27 August 1914 in Newmarket, aged 19. Height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 134lbs, chest 36 inches, complexion fresh, eyes brown, hair light; religious denomination Church of England. Bricklayer’s labourer. Son of James Jeffery of Upend, Kirtling. In Reading War Hospital 23 November 1915 with a gunshot wound of the forehead for 34 days, followed by Convalescent Hospital, Woodcote Park, Epsom, 23 November 1915 to 27 November 1915. In hospital in Fazakerley, Liverpool 5 May 1917 to 23 July 1917 with gunshot wounds to his right arm then in Special Division Military Hospital, Chiseldon 15 April 1918 to 5 June 1918 with gonorrhoea. Transferred 1919 to R/391204, Remount Depot, Dunkirk, Royal Army Service Corps. Resident 14 Queen Street, Newton Stewart, Scotland. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, son of James and Susan Jeffery, a farm labourer, born Upend, Kirtling, resident Upend, Kirtling; brother of Joseph (below) and Arthur (above).
JEFFERY
Joseph
 
In the 1911 census he was aged 17, son of James and Susan Jeffery, brother of Herbert and Arthur (above), farm labourer, born Upend, Kirtling, resident Upend, Kirtling.
LEVELL
George James
 
In the 1911 census he was aged 15, son of Samuel and Alice Levell, born Dalham, Suffolk, resident Cross Lanes, Kirtling. Baptised 12 April 1896 at St Mary’s, Dalham, born 24 February 1896 at DUnstall Green.
LEVELL
Mark

RIP
Private 5256, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 30th September 1916. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Kirtling. Son of Mrs. S. Levell, of Yew Tree Farm, Kirtling Green, Newmarket, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was the son of James and Sarah Levell, aged 27, working on farm, born Great Bradley, Suffolk, resident Yew Tree Farm, Kirtling. Buried in CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot X. Row L. Grave 6.
MARSH
Alfred
 
No further information currently
MARSH
George
 
No further information currently
MARSH
Joseph
 
No further information currently
MOULD
Edward Charles
 
Baptised 3 September 1876 at Kirtling, son of Jem and Susan Mould, born 1876. Buried 24 May 1950 at Kirtling, aged 73. In the 1911 census he was the brother of Ernest, Roger, and James Mould (see below),assistant gardener, born Kirtling, resident Gostling Cottages, Kirtling; son of Susan.
MOULD
Ernest Herbert
 
Baptised 6 November 18981 at Kirtling, son of Jem and Susan Mould, born 1881. In the 1911 census he was the brother of Edward Charles Mould (see above) and James and Roger Mould (see below), general labourer, born Kirtling, resident Gostling Cottages, Kirtling, son of Susan.
MOULD
James Walter
 
Driver 6907, 36th Reserve, 3rd Deport Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Discharged 12 April 1919, transferred to "Z" Reserve. Aged 40. Born Kirtling, resident Gostling House, Kirkley. Labourer by trade. Enlisted 19 March 1900. Served in the South African War, served with N8 3 Depot Battery, Royal Field Artillery, transferred to 114th Battery, 7th Division Royal Field Artillery; he suffered Rheumatic Fever in France March 1916 and was in Etaples hospital for six months, when discharged served on home duty only, light duties until discharged. Height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 125lbs, chest 341/2 inches. Baptised 21 August 1878, born 1878, son of Jem and Susan Mould; brother of Ernest and Edward (above) and Roger (below).
MOULD
Roger
 
Enlisted 21 January 1909 at Bury St Edmunds, aged 20, born Kirtling, agricultural labourer, 3629, Royal Horse & Field Artillery. Height 5 feet 5 inches, 1321/2lbs, chest 36 inches, eyes blue, hair brown, religious denomination Church of England. Born Kirtling. Re-enlisted 13 November 1914. Driver 1095, 35th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Embarked 5 October 1914. Discharged 22 January 1916 at Rouen. In the 1911 he was the brother of Ernest Mould and Edward Mould, unmarried, aged 22, general labourer, born Kirtling, resident Gostling Cottages, Kirtling; brother of Ernest, James and Edward (above).
ORRISS
George
 
[ORIS on memorial] In the 1911 census he was aged 21, son of David and Mary Ann Orriss, aged 21, unmarried, labourer on farm, born Hundon, Suffolk. Resident Oak Farm, Kirtling; brother of Jack (below). Married Ethel May Bailey at Wood Ditton 8 October 1921, both were aged 31, banns read 2 October 1921, he was resident Kirtling.
ORRISS
Jack
 
[ORIS on memorial] In the 1911 census he was the son of David and Mary Ann Orriss, aged 21, labourer on farm, born Hundon, Suffolk, resident Oak Farm, Kirtling; brother of George (above).
PETTITT
Ernest

RIP
Private 14028, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Tuesday, 26th September 1916. Aged 20. Born Kirtling, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Edward and Sarah Pettitt, of 3, Clay Hill, Upend, Newmarket. In the 1911 census he is Ernest Edward Pettitt, son of James Edward and Sarah Pettitt, aged 14, a farm labourer, born Upend, Kirtling, resident Torment Cottages, Upend Kirtling. Born 1896, baptised 18 October 1896 at Kirtling, resident Upend. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row K. Grave 6.
PETTITT
Francis

RIP
Sapper 139421 [CWGC] or 130121 [SDGW], 178th Tunnelling Depot Company, Royal Engineers who died of wounds in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, 10th October 1917. Enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mrs. Ruth Pettitt, of Kirtling, Charing Cross, Newmarket. Baptised 9 July 1892 at Kirtling, born 1892, son of George and Ruth Pettitt. His brother Roger also fell (see below). Commemorated GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS, Glasgow P. 2581.
PETTITT
Noah
 
In the 1911 census he was the son of Sarah Ann Pettitt, a farm labourer, aged 23, born Kirtling, resident Malting End, Kirtling. Died 1950, aged 62, buried 2 October 1950 in Kirtling.
PETTITT
Roger

RIP
[Spelt Rodger on CWGC] Private PW/4885, 19th [CWGC] or 18th [SDGW] Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) who was killed in action 2nd November 1916. Aged 28. Born and resident Kirtling, enlisted Newmarket. Son of the late George and Ruth Pettitt. His brother Francis also fell (see above). No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
PETTITT
Stephen
 
No further information currently
PLEDGER
Albert C
 
No further information currently
POTTER
George
 
No further information currently
RADFORD
Arthur George
 
Private 13236, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Born 1895 in Kirtling, enlisted 10 September 1914, aged 19, at Newmarket, father William Radford of Kirtling, Newmarket. Height 5 feet 91/2 inches, weight 126lbs, chest 343/4 inches, complexion fresh, eyes grey, hair brown; religious denomination Church of England. Labourer by trade. Resident Hill Farm, Kirtling, Cambridgeshire. Discharged 20 November 1914 as being unlikely to become an efficient soldier (Para 392(3)(c) King’s Regulations, completed 72 days in the Army. Privately baptised 28 July 1897 at ST Giles, Risby, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, son of William and Julia Radford, a labourer on a farm, born Risby, Suffolk, resident Hill Farm, Kirtling.
RANSOME
Joseph
 
In 1911 Joseph Ransom was aged 34, married to Annie, with 3 children, a Butcher, born Newmarket, resident Mill Road, Kirtling.
RAWLINSON
George
 
In the 1911 census he was aged 16, son of Thomas and Mary Rawlinson, a farm labourer, born Kirtling, resident Sharpes Green, Kiertling.
SHARPE
Frank Edward
 
Baptised 8th December 1889 at All Saints Church, Kirtling, resident Upend, Kirtling. Son of Tom and Mary Honour Sharpe. Husband of Bessie Florence and father of Tom Robinson Sharpe (baptised 8th October 1916 when his father's occupation was recorded as "horse keeper"). In the 1911 census he is listed as Frank Edward Sharp son of Mary Sharp (a widow), aged 21, horseman on a farm, born Kirtling, resident Upend, Kirtling.
SHARPE
George William
 
Lance Corporal 21732, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Enlisted 6 June 1916 at Newmarket, aged 18, born and resident Red House, Kirtling, milkman by trade. Mobilised 15 February 1917. Appointed Lance Corporal 28 January 1919. Demoblised 17 October 1919 transferred to Class "Z" Army Reserve. Baptised 11th December 1898 at All Saints Church, Kirtling. Son of William and Elizabeth Sharpe. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, son of William and Elizabeth Sharpe, general labourer on farm, born Kirtling, resident Sharpes Green, Kirtling.
SHARPE
Oscar S
 
Oscar S. Sharpe born circa 1890 (aged 1 in 1891 census) at Kirtling, Cambridgeshire. Son of Isaac and Isabella Mary Sharpe. In the 1901 census he was aged 12. Son of Isaac and Isabella Sharpe, at school, born Kirtling, resident Roses Cottages, The Street, Kirtling.
SHARPE
Victor

RIP
Lance Corporal 14153, "B" Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Wednesday, 17th April 1918. Aged 21. Born Kirtling, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Charles and Ellen Sharpe, of Malting End, Kirtling, Newmarket. Nephew of Oscar S Sharpe. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, son of Charles and Ellen Sharpe, a farm labourer, born Kirtling, resident Maltinh End, Kirtling. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row A. Grave 10.
SHAW
James Alfred
 
Private G/5303, East Surrey Regiment. Enlisted 5 September 1914 at Newmarket, aged 29, born Kirtling, resident Bury St Edmunds, unmarried. Labourer by trade. Attested 5 September 1914 to join Suffolk Regiment posted East Surrey Regiment 10 September 1914. posted to 10th Battalion 14 June 1915 then posted to B.E.F. 20 July 1916, posted Labour Centre as Ploughman 7 January 1918 and then 691st Agricultural Company, LAbour Corps, 26 January 1918. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, the son of Alfred James Shaw (a widower), horseman on farm, born Tonbridge, Surrey, resident Prices Farm, Kirtling. Transfeered to Class "Z", Army Reserve on demobilisation 16 March 1919.
SHEPHERD
John
 
In the 1911 census he was the son of Caroline Vearer, stepson of William Edward Vearer, aged 16, a farm labourer, born Westminster, London, resident Upend, Kirtling, Cambridgeshire.
SIMPKIN
Reginald
 
In the 1901 census he is aged 14, son of William and Selina Simpkin, agriculturasl labourer, born Kirtlijng, resident Cottage, The Green, Kirtling. In the 1911 census he is listed as Reginald Simkins, aged 24, son of William and Selina Simpkins, farm labourer, born Kirtling, resident The Street, Kirtling.
SMITH
Edmund G
 
No further information currently
SMITH
Edward Horace
 
In the 1911 census he was aged 13, son of Horace and Lottie Smith, a Bricklayer's Apprentice, born Kirtling, resident The Street, Kirtling.
SMITH
Francis J
 
No further information currently
STARLING
John
 
No further information currently
TALBOT
Thomas Harry
 
In the 1911 census he was aged 23, the son of Elizabeth Amelia Talbot (a widow), a farm labourer, born Whipstead, Suffolk, resident Sharpes Green, Kirtling. In the 1901 censu she was aged 14, son of Henry and Elizabeth A Talbot, a labourer on farm, born Whepstead, Suffolk, resident Cottage, the Street, Kirtling.
TURNER
William J
 
In the 1911 census he was aged 19, son of John and Emily (Emma on baptism and 1901 census) Turner, a farm labourer, born Kirtling, resident The Green, Kirtling. In the 1901 census he aged 9, son of John and Emma 9Emily on 1911 census) Turner, school child, born Kirtling, resident Cottage, The Green, Kirtling. Baptised 28 August 1892, born 1892, son of John and Emma (Emily on 1911 census) Turner.
VEARER
William

RIP
Private 23879, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 16th September 1916. Born Kirtling, enlisted Newmarket. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, son of William E and Caroline Vearer, a school child, born Kirtling, resident Cottage, Upend Green, Kirtling. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, son of William Edward and Caroline Vearer, a farm labourer, born Kirtling, resident Upend, Kirtling. His mother is different on the baptism record; he was baptised 7 April 1895, born 1895, resident Upend, son of William Edward and Sarah Vearer. It appears that his father remarried to Caroline Shepherd between his baptism and the m1901 census. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
WOOLLARD
Harry

RIP
Private G/13266, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who was killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Kirtling, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mrs. Annie Symonds, of Red House, Kirtling, Newmarket. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, son of Annie Woollard (a widow), a farm labourer, born Kirtling, resident The Green Kirtling; brother of James and William (below). Baptised 29 November 1896, born 1896, at Kirtling, son of William Saunders and Annie Woollard. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.
WOOLLARD
James
 
In the 1911 census he was aged 12, son of Annie Woollard (a widow), brother of Harry (above) and William (below), at school, born Kirtling, resident The Green Kirtling. Baptised 26 September 1898, born 1898, at Kirtling, son of William and Annie Woollard. Died 1935, age 36, buried 21 March 1935, resident of Underwood Hall Cottages, Borough Green in the parish of Kirtling.
WOOLLARD
William F
 
In the 1911 census he was aged 18, son of Annie Woollard (a widow), a farm labourer, born Kirtling, resident The Green Kirtling; brother of James and Harry (above).
WRIGHT
Percy James
 
In the 1901 census he was aged 4, son of James and Rosa Wright, a school child, born Edmonton, Middlesex, resident Malting End, Kirtling. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, son of James and Rosa Wright, a school child, born Edmonton, Middlesex, resident Sharpes Green, Kirtling. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1896 in the Edmonton Registration District, Middlesex. Death reigtsred in the Newmarket Registration District, Cambridgeshire in the January to March Quarter 1959, aged 62.
Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:
BAILEY
Reginald

RIP
Lance Corporal 5339844, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment who died on 30 January 1945. Aged 27. Buried in Tuakkyan War Cemetery, Burma. Plot 26. Row D. Grave 1.
FARROW
John [Joseph Bellamy]

RIP
Major 122491, 17 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery who was killed in action on 17 September 1944. Aged 40. Son of Martin Willis Farrow and Mary Jane Winifred Farrow. Husband of Evelyn Mary Farrow of Shrewton, Wiltshire. Born London N.W., resident Suffolk. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1904 in the Hendon Registration District, Middlesex. Buried in Florence War Cemetery, Italy. Plot I. Row D. Grave I.
HOWE
William [Frank]

RIP
Private 5825504, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died on 29 May 1940. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Howe, of Kirtling, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France.

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