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LANDBEACH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2 - Rolls of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards

The war memorial stands in the grounds of All Saints Church, landbeach. It takes the form the form of a medieval cross on a tapering shaft mounted on a square plinth with a three-steeped base. There are sixteen names for World War 1 and two for World War 2.

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In grateful memory of
the men of Landbeach
who fought and fell in
the Great War
1914 – 1919

BALLARD Frederick
Private R4/063990, 40th Remount Squadron, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7 July 1916 in the Balkans. Born Great Staughton, Hunts, enlisted London, resident Cambridge. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece.
BOWERS Henry Mark
Private 17772, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2 July 1916. Born Sandbeach (stet - Landbeach), Cambs, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
FERGUSON Percy
Private 4440, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1916. Aged 29. Born Landbeach, Cambs, enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Elizabeth Hannah Ferguson, of Landbeach, Cambs. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France.
FROMANT Ernest Tom
(Bombardier) Gunner 70480, “O” Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 22 April 1915 (SDGW states 23rd). Born and enlisted Cambridge. Buried in RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France.
FROMANT John Henry
Private 13795, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 22. Born Quy, Cambs., enlisted Cambridge. Son of Arthur and Mary A. Fromant, of Green End, Landbeach, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
HANDLEY Leonard George
Corporal 16710, 24th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 28 March 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Landbeach, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George and Emily Handley, of Landbeach, Cambs. Formerly 12556, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France.
HATTON Herbert John
Private 42805, 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 15 July 1918. Aged 29. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of John and Harriet Hatton, of Milton, Cambridge; husband of Kate Hatton, of 3, Gentles Yard, Northampton St., Cambridge. Formerly 6986, Essex Regiment. Buried in BARENTHAL MILITARY CEMETERY, Italy.
HATTON Harry J
Dtiver. 72767, 25th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 20 September 1914. Born Milton, Cambs., enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
LONG Frederick Charles
Private 21414, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 19. Born Landbeach, Cambs., enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frederick and Emma Long, of Cottenham Rd., Landbeach, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
LONG William Simon
Private 67649, 2nd/2nd London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Landbeach, enlisted Cambridge. Son of John and Annie Elizabeth Long, of Cottenham Rd., Landbeach, Cambs. Formerly 22656, 3rd Buffs Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
MEAD Harry (Henry)
Acting Sergeant 5755, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1915. Aged 32. Born Chittering, Cambs., enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Florence Molton (formerly Mead), of Half Acre Farm, Barmay, [probably should be Barway], Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
PEACOCK Victor Percival
Private 15906, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 27. Born Landbeach, Cambs., enlisted Cambridge. Husband of H. Peacock. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
PLUMB Samuel
Private 23645, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15 May 1918. Aged 34. Born Landbeach, Cambs, enlisted Mill Hill. Son of William and Alice Plumb, of Landbeach, Cambs. Buried in VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT, Pas de Calais, France.
RAYNER Albert John
Private 13822, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 September 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Sandbeach (stet - Landbeach), enlisted Bedford. Husband of Ida Frances Rayner, of High St., Landbeach, Cambridge. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
RYCROFT Nelson Wynne
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
WALDOCK Edward
Private 23172, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3/9/1916. Aged 21. Born Landbeach, Cambs., enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Son of Edward and Emma Waldock, of Landbeach, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.

Their name liveth for evermore

1939 – 1945

DAYNES Eric William [Charles]
Gunner, 2/42 Battery, 48 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese prisoner of War 10 April 1943. Aged 33. Son of Charles and Bertha Daynes; husband of Mollie Daynes. Buried in LABUAN WAR CEMETERY, Malaysia. Plot H. Row A. Grave 7.

Note: The above is taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site from the return sent back by the family. Subsequent information received from his niece, Anne McEwan states that his name was William Eric Victor DAYNES, born 6th September 1909. Gunner Daynes died UNMARRIED and Mollie Daynes who is listed as the deceased widow is not recorded in any of the family records. Mr. Daynes' place of residence was with his parent Charles and Bertha Daynes prior to his death in Landbeach, Cambridgeshire.

EDLEY William Alfred
Pilot Officer 56396, Royal Air Force. Died 17 June 1945. Aged 26. Son of Ida Winifred Edley, of Childrey, Berkshire. Buried in RENNES EASTERN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Ille-et-Vilaine, France. Section 18. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 3.
Inside Landbeach church:
HALL Sidney Edwin

In loving memory of
Sidney Edwin
Youngest son of Thomas and Adelade HALL
of Waterbeach
Killed at Tweefontein South Africa
December 25th 1901 age 28

This man is not on the Cambridgeshire Boer War memorial but the following information has been supplied by the South African Heritage Resources Agency:

"According to our records, Captain S.E. Hall of the Imperial Yeomanry was killed in action on Christmas day, 25-12-1901 at Tweefontein. He was originally buried at Groenkop (also known as Tweefontein) but his remains, together with those of his comrades were moved to the Harrismith garden of remembrance.

Harrismith is a large town in the Free State province. Groenkop is an isolated area not far from Harrismith and the organisation then responsible for the maintenance of British war graves in South Africa decided that for maintenance purposes outlying, isolated graves should be disinterred to more central gardens of remembrance.

There is a memorial to the men who died at Tweefontein at Groenkop. Hall's name appears on this memorial. There is also, according to our records, a marble cross in the Harrismith garden of remembrance marking Hall's grave.

If you can find a copy of The Times History of the War In South Africa, edited by L.S. Amery, 1907, volume 5, pages 431 - 443 provide an account of the battle of Groenkop."

Last updated 30 January, 2012

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