War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Cliff Brown - 2000
Leverington War Memorial is to be found in St Leonards Churchyard, opposite
the church, in Church Road, Leverington. The memorial covers those who
died in World War 1 and World War 2 and takes the form of a Celtic wheeled
cross with pitched Gothic arch on each side of base. The manufacturers
were Wade & Son of Leverington. The memorial was first unveiled
by Colonel Clayton, and dedicated, 10 October 1920. There are 17 names
listed for World War 1 and 12 for World War 2.
17 year old Sid Shepherd is buried in lonely part of the church
yard. He was the first man of the 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
to die - on December 4th 1914. His headstone is not CWGC pattern
although his grave is in the CWGCs care. The Leverington War Memorial
is in the burial ground directly across the road from the church.
courtesy & copyright © Phil Curme - 2000
TO THEIR GLORIOUS DEAD
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1919
IS ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS OF LEVERINGTON
AND DEDICATED ON OCT. 10 1920
Pte, 1/5th (Weald of Kent) East Kent Regiment. Died Durban, 10-9-17.
Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery.
L/Cpl, 13th Royal Fusiliers. Dow 11-4-17, age 21 Son of John William
and Maria Burrows, of Roman Bank, Leverington. Duisans British Cemetery,
Pas de Calais, France.
Driver, 230th Coy Army Service Corps, attached 11th Suffolk Rgt,
A company transport section. Died 16-2-16, age 19. Lived Gipsy Lane.
Aire Communal Cemetery, France.
Pte, Royal Marine Light Infantry (HMS Queen Mary). Killed in action
31-5-16, Battle of Jutland, age 18. Son of F J and E Etherington,
of Leverington Common. Portsmouth Memorial, Hampshire.
Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-8-14. Lived Roman
Bank. La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France. Brother of Ernest,
Pte, 10th Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23-7-16, age
24. Lived Roman Bank. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother
of Arthur, above.
L/Cpl, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21-7-18. Son
of Mr A Fuller, North Brink, Wisbech. Formerly Cambridgeshire Regiment.
St Amand British Cemetery, Pas de Calais.
Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-3-18. Pozieres
Memorial, Somme, France.
Cpl, 19th Hussars. Killed in action 19-5-15. Ypres (Menin Gate)
Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. (Also Gorefield).
Pte, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 6-4-18, age 19.
Son of James and Emma Lake, of Hickman's Farm, Leverington. Pozieres
Memorial, Somme, France.
Pte, 2nd Queen's Royal West Surrey. Killed in action 11-5-17, age
22. Formerly 20825 East Surrey Regiment. Arras Memorial, France.
Able Seaman/Pte, Howe Btn, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. Killed
in action 25-3-18. Son of Mr and Mrs J Missin, Fitton End, Gorefield.
Arras Memorial, France. Brother of George (Gorefield).
No 1 Coy, 9th Divisional Train, Army Service Corps. Farm labourer,
called up 4-9-17. Served overseas from 6-1-18. Husband of Mrs Edith
Plitsch, of Ringers Lane, Leverington. Son of Richard & Rebecca
Plitsch, Ryan St, Wisbech (in 1881 census). Discharged 18-6-19,
giving address as 17 Horseshoe Terrace, Wisbech. Died 9-7-19, age
41, at 17 Horseshoe Terrace, Leverington. .
Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died home 4-12-14. Leverington
(St Leonard) Churchyard.
Pte, 16th (Public Schools) Middlesex Regiment. 31-5-17, age 24.
Son of James and Ann Maria Slinn, of 15 River Terrace, Wisbech.
Arras Memorial, Pad de Calais, France.
Sapper, 21st Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Killed
in action 20-10-17, age 27. Lived Horseshoe Terrace, Wisbech. Son
of Ellen Wells, of Tydd Gote. Reninghelst New Military Cemetery,
Pte, ACompany, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 31-5-17, age
29. Formerly 4781 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of Mrs Sarah Ann
Winsor, of Leverington Common. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Pte, 8th Btn Canadians (90th Winnipeg Rifles). Died 26-4-15 PoW
Roulers, Belgium. Captured when gassed at St Julien 23-4-15. Son
of Mrs George, Ringers Lane, Leverington. Born Wisbech. Roeselare
Communal Cemetery, Belgium.
Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour
1, Part 1 , Page 150 - GEORGE, Ernest Frederick, Corporal , number
51, A Company, 8th Battalion (90th Winnipeg Rifles), 2nd Brigade,
Canadian Expeditionary Force.
son of Arthur Atherton George of Leverington, near Wisbech, by his
wife Sarah, sister of Captain Thomas Elson-Ivey, 1st Oxfordshire
and Buckingham L.I. (taken prisoner at Kut)and dau of Samuel Ivey,
of Bristol. Born Leverington co. Cambridge23-9-1889, educated church
school, wisbech. Was employed for five years with Messrs Dawbarn
& Sons, Wisbech, went to Winnipeg, Canada in April 1912, and
worked on the Canadian Pacific Railroad, volunteered on the outbreak
of war and joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Came over with
the first contingent in nov 1914, trained at Valcartier camp, Quebec
and Salisbury, went to France 18-2-1915 and was reported missing
after the heavy fighting at Ypres 22 to 24-4-1915.
this occasion the 8th Battalion , commanded by Lieut-Col Lispett
held the extreme left of the brigade position at the most critical
moment. The Battalion was expelled from the trenches early on friday
morning (23rd April) by an emission of poisonous gas, but recovering
in three quaters of an hour, it counter-attacked, re took the trenches
it had abandoned, and bayoneted the enemy; and after the third brigade
had been forced to retire, Lieut-Col Lispett held his position ,
though his left was in the air, until two British Regiments filled
the gap on saturday night.
would seem George was wounded and taken prisoner, for according
to a postcard received from Corporal W.S. Poser of the same battalion
(himself a prisoner) George died of wounds or gas poisoning, in
the red cross hospital at Roulers, 26-4-1915.
was unmarried, his younger brother private John Robert George, served
with th first Northamptonshire Regiment in France aug 1914 to march
1915 and is now (1916) with the third battalion in Gillingham.
in Leverington (St Leonard) Churchyard:
Pte, 583rd Home Service Employment Company, Labour Corps. Drowned
17-8-19, age 24. Formerly 16311 Pte, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Son of
John and Ann Brightwell, 17 River Terrace, Wisbech.
Pioneer, 87th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died home 8-11-18,
age 30. Richmond, Surrey.
Sgt, E Reserve, RAF. Died pneumonia 16-2-21, age 24.
GOLDEN EVENING BRIGHTENS
IN THE WEST;
SOON, SOON TO FAITHFUL
WARRIORS COMES THEIR REST;
SWEET IS THE CALM OF PARADISE
THE BLEST. ALLELUIA!
2091259, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. 30-5-43, age 33, Prisoner
of War. Son of Arthur & Hannah Cooper; husband of Lucy Irene
Cooper, of Leverington Common. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmur.
5827477, 1st Suffolk Regiment. 31-5-40, age 24. Son of William &
Elizabeth Diggins, of Wisbech St Mary. Wulpen Churchyard, Jabbeke,
1107318, 95 Anti-Tank Rgt, Royal Artillery. 8-5-45, age 31, Prisoner
of War. Son of Thomas & Caroline Duff, of Stamford, Lincs. Husband
of Maude Duff, of Stamford. Prague War Cemetery, Czech Republic.
as GROVE on CWGC] Private 6023166, 1/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment.
Died 29 October 1942. Aged 22. Son of Alfred and Maud Clara Grove,
of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt.
Plot VI. Row D. Grave 10.
Sgt, 5823038, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. 21-11-43, age 38,
Prisoner of War. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmur. Born and resident
Alfred Stanley INGLE, Private, 5780885, Army Catering Corps, attd.,
Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry, who died on Wednesday 18 April
1945. Buried: HANOVER WAR CEMETERY Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Born and resident Cambridgeshire.
14581008, 6th York & Lancaster Regiment. 14-11-44, age 29. Meldola
War Cemetery, Italy.
5826605, 1st Suffolk Regiment. 17-10-44, age 27. Jenres War Cemetery,
2090370, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. 26-4-42, age 24, Prisoner
of War. Son of Mr & Mrs H Rockett. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
1629783, 61 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based Skellingthorpe,
Lincs, flying Lancasters. 23-9-44, age 20. Son of Arthur & Nellie
Scales, of Leverington. Almelo General Cemetery, Netherlands.
5933897, 4th Suffolk Regiment. 18-9-44, age 25, Prisoner of War.
Son of Joseph Edgar & Alice Strawson; husband of Nora Strawson,
of Cambridge. Buried Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
962034, 76 (The Shropshire Yeomanry) Field Rgt, Royal Artillery.
15-2-44, age 26. Son of Tom & Rose Walton; husband of Phyllis
Maud Walton, of Outwell. Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
LOVE HATH NON MAN
THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS
Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War
Book of Remembrance & other sources:
1270728, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19-2-45. Son of
Harry & Gertrude Anderson; husband of Jessie Isabel Anderson,
of Cambridge. Buried Gorefield (St Paul) Churchyard, Cambs. See
Probably: Herbert HAWKINS, Guardsman,
2615954, 3rd Bn., Grenadier Guards, who died on Tuesday 21 May 1940,
age 21. Commemorated: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL Nord, France. Born and resident
Cambridgeshire. See also Gorefield
5949181, 2nd East Surrey Regiment. Died 26-2-45, age 25, Prisoner
of War. Listed Singapore Memorial, Singapore. See also Gorefield.
5933598, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44,
age 25, Prisoner of War. Son of Sidney & Ethel Preston; husband
of Edith Preston, Garston, Watford, Herts. Listed Singapore Memorial,
Singapore. See also Gorefield.
2343023, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 20-11-43, age 27. Son of Robert
& Florence Elizabeth Symonds, of Wisbech. Buried Gorefield (St
Paul) Churchyard, Cambs. See also Gorefield.
Seaman C/JX 137109, H.M.S. Vernon (Diving Establishment), Royal
Navy. Killed in Falmouth Inner Harbour, whilst de-fusing an unexploded
Land Mine, dropped by parachute from a Luftwaffe Bomber, 6th March
1941. Aged 24. Son of Charlott Tawn and stepson of Harry Maile,
of Leverington Common, Cambridgeshire. Awarded the Distinguished
Service Medal (D.S.M.) and the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.). Buried
in FALMOUTH CEMETERY, Falmouth, Cornwall. Section L. Row C. Grave
Able Seaman Tawn, a Royal Navy Diver was Killed in Falmouth Inner
Harbour, whilst de-fusing an unexploded Land Mine, dropped by parachute
from a Luftwaffe Bomber. Along with Able Seaman Tawn, Six other
men also lost their lives. All are buried in Falmouth Cemetery,
with the exception of one, named Sutherland, whose remains were
See also Wisbech
St Mary War Memorial
26 September, 2015