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LINTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2 - Rolls of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson and Martin Edwards  

The war memorial is in the village cemetery and takes the form of an obelisk mounted on a two-stepped base. There are 46 names for the First World War and 13 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled on 13th March 1921 by Colonel Joseph Griffiths; the stone masons were Messrs. Whitehead and Day. Details appeared in the Cambridge Independent Press and Chronicle 18th March 1921 and the Cambridge Chronicle 16th March 1921. The same number of names are on the memorial within St Mary's Church but differ slightly between the two.

Photograph Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF
LINTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

BEETON

Arthur

Private, 3110198, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 8th May 1915. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beeton, of Horseheath Rd., Linton. Born Balsham, enslited Linton. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See Linton St Mary also.

BIGGS

Edward

Private, 4956, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 12th March 1915. Born and enlisted Linton. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 2, Page 28. BIGGS, Edward. Private, 4956, 2nd battalion, (70th Foot) The East Surrey Regiment. 4th son of William Biggs, of 3,Green Lane, Linton, co.Cambs, Farm Labourer, by his wife Martha, dau. of William Chapman. Born Linton co. Cambridge 5-6-1882, educated Linton, served 12 years in the R.G.A. and on the outbreak of war in Aug 1914, volunteered and enlisted in the East Surrey Regiment 7th Sept. Went to France 2-3-1915 and was killed at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle on the 12th, three of his brothers served in the Army. Unm.

See Linton St Mary also.

BIGGS

Herbert John

Private 3/2950, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, 3rd. Division. Died in military hospital in Calais 26th Decmber 1915. Aged 33. Born Linton, enlisted Woolwich. Son of William & Martha Biggs of 3,Green Lane, Linton. Buried in Calais(Southern) Cemetery. F.8. See Linton St Mary also.

CASBOLT

Edward George

Private, 4973, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who killed in action on Saturday, 5th August 1916. Age 20. Son of George and Alice Amelia Casbolt, of 16, Rivey Rd., Linton. Born and enlisted Linton. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6. See Linton St Mary also.

CLARKE

Rowland

Private, 15599, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regimentwho was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 25. Son of James and Alice Clarke, of Townsend Cottages, Linton. Born Balsham, enlisted Linton. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1C and 2A. See Linton St Mary also.

COTTAGE

Albert

Corporal, 326488, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday, 19th September 1918. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 3857, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in La Chapelette British Cemetery, Peronne, Somme, France. Grave III. D. 6. See Linton St Mary also.

COTTAGE

Edward

Serjeant, 4965, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 24th August 1918. Age 24. Son of Charles and Emma Cottage, of Springfield Cottage, Hom Lane, Linton. Born and enlisted Linton. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave VI. C. 25. See Linton St Mary also.

COTTAGE

Frank

Private, 8905, 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) who was killed in action on Saturday, 19th December 1914. Born Linton, enlisted York. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9 and 10. See Linton St Mary also.

COTTAGE

Stephen

Private, 24900., 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 9th April 1919. Age 32. Son of Harry and Emma Cottage, of Horseheath Rd., Linton. Buried at the far end of Linton Cemetery, Linton. Grave 139. See Linton St Mary also.

DAY

George Harold

Corporal, E/101, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died of wounds on Saturday, 10th June 1916. Age 24. Son of Charles John and Laura Maria Day, of Vine Cottage, Linton. Born and resident Linton, enlisted London. Buried in QUATRE-VENTS MILITARY CEMETERY, ESTREE-CAUCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. A. 2. See Linton St Mary also.

DENNIS

[Thomas] Norman

Private 3755, 1st/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Lousie's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment who was killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 27. Born Ipswich, enlisted Earls Court, resident Linton. Son of Thomas J. and E. M. Dennis, of Royston, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.

DYSON

Arthur Victor

Private, 16285, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards who was killed in action on Saturday, 16th September 1916. Born Linton, enlisted Hertford, resident Ware, Herts. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D. See Linton St Mary also.

DYSON

Herbert W

Private, 15207, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards who was killed in action on Friday, 15th September 1916. Born Linton, enlisted Linton, resident Paddington, Middlesex. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D

DYSON, M.M.

William Harding

Private, 30729, 46th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Wednesday, 30th May 1917. Age 21. Awarded Military Medal. Son of William and Elizabeth Dyson, of High St., Linton. Born Long Melford, Suffolk, enlisted Linton. Buried in ST. POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave F. 28. See Linton St Mary also.

ELEY

Charles John

Private, 326404, 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 2nd November 1917. Age 20. Son of Mr. R. and Mrs. E. Eley, of Barham Rd., Linton. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 3704, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See Linton St Mary also.

ELEY

S

No further information currently. See Linton St Mary also.

ELLIS

Charles J

Private, 47230, 1st Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who died of wounds on Sunday, 27th October 1918. Born Linton, enlisted Haverhill, Suffolk. Formerly 3119, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. D. 11. See Linton St Mary also.

FITCH

George

Lance Corporal, 5000, 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Born and enlisted Linton. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave E. 31. See Linton St Mary also.

FREE

J

probably Jonas Free, Private, 9815, 1st Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who was killed in action on Saturday, 8th May 1915. Age 24. Brother of Mr. T. Free, of 8, Church St., Wakefield Rd., Normanton, Yorks. Enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47. See Linton St Mary also.

FREESTONE

Frederick Walter

Pte. 23285, 7th.Batt., The Suffolk Reg., 12th. Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Thiepval 12th October 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Samuel Freestone of Barham Road, Linton. Commemorated on The Thiepval; Memorial MR.21. See Linton St Mary also.
GOODWIN

Henry

Private, 23286, 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 9th August 1916. Age 24. Son of Harry and Susannah Goodwin, of The Grip, Linton. Born and enlisted Linton. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See Linton St Mary also.

GREEN

H

No further information currently. See Linton St Mary also.

HEAD

B

possibly Albert Bernard Head, Trooper, 2495, Household Battalion who was killed in action on Friday, 12th October 1917. Age 19. Born Havehill, enlisted Bury ST Edmunds, resident Cambridge. Son of Frank and Elizabeth Rhoda Head, of 28, Chauntry Rd., Haverhill, Suffolk. See Linton St Mary also.

HILL

Owen

Private, 18474, 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Age 35. Born and enlisted Linton. Son of Mrs. Lydia Eliza Whiffin, of Water Hall, Linton. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See Linton St Mary also.

HILL

Edward James

[CDWG and SDWG have HILLS] Private, 8208, "D" Coy. 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment ho was killed in action on Saturday, 8th May 1915. Age 24. Born Linton, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Hills, of Gimson's Cottage, High St., Linton. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See Linton St Mary also.

HILL

Frederick [Charles]

[Listed as HILLS on SDGW and CWGC] Private 43747 [SDGW] or 48747 [CWGC], 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action between 9th and 19th April 1918. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Linton. : Son of Mrs. Kate Hills, of Coles Lane, Linton, Cambs. Formerly 2519, Suffolk Regiment. Noknown grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See Linton St Mary also.

HILLS

James

Lance Corporal, 4410, 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Sunday, 3rd October 1915. Age 41. Born Linton, enlisted Ely. Son of George Hills, of Linton, Cambridge; husband of Helen Hills, of 83, Hunny Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight. Buried in Quarry Cemetery, Vermelles, Pas de Calais, France. Grave A. 15. See Linton St Mary also.

HOUSDEN

John

Rifleman, 235091, 1st/5th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment) who died of wounds on Friday, 15th June 1917. Age 32. Born and resident Linton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Joseph and Rebecca Housden, of Linton, Cambs; husband of Sarah Phoebe Housden, of Oak Villa, Great Shelford, Cambs. Formerly 19835, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. E. 32. See Linton St Mary also.

JACOBS

Thomas

Boy 1st Class J/29617, H.M.S. "Clan McNaughton", Royal Navy. Died when his ship sank in the Atlantic, off the coast of Northern Ireland, 3rd February 1915. Aged 17. Son of Joseph John and Maria Jacobs, of Baker's Lane, Barham Rd., Linton, Cambs. Native of Eriswell, Mildenhall, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval memorial, Kent. Panel 10. See Linton St Mary also.

Note: HMS Clan McNaughton was an armed merchant cruiser which was destroyed while on patrol duty, 3rd February 1915 (locality and cause of loss not known).

KIDMAN

James

Private, 722969, 24th Bn., London Regiment who died of wounds on Monday, 4th December 1916. Age 29. Born, resident and enlisted Linton. Son of Frederick and Emily Kidman, of Barham Rd., Linton. Formerly 24894, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave X. C. 21. See Linton St Mary also.

KIDMAN

James

Private, 18369, 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 22nd December 1917. Born and enlisted Linton. Buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave V. C. 6. See Linton St Mary also.

MORLEY

Harry

Private, 3/9509, 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 24th April 1915. Age 32. Born Linton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Edward and Eliza Morley, of Bartlow Rd., Hadstock, Cambridge. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See Linton St Mary also.

MORLEY

Sydney

Sapper, 145683, "B" Depot Company, 1st Reserve Bn., Royal Engineers who died at home on Sunday, 2nd April 1916. Age 30. Born and enlisted Linton. Son of Rowland and Rebecca Morley, of Linton. Buried in FORT PITT MILITARY CEMETERY, Kent. Grave 1379. See Linton St Mary also.

NOAKES

Edward George

[Listed as NOKES on SDGW and CWGC] Private 23288, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8th August 1916. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Linton. Son of William Nokes, of The Grip, Linton, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See Linton St Mary also.

NORDEN

Clifford Kenneth Frank

Private, 56569, 18th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers who was killed in action on Thursday, 3rd October 1918. Age 19. Born Linton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Norden, of Linton. Buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. A. 2. See Linton St Mary also.

NORTON

Frank

Private, 24898, 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 9th August 1916. Born and enlisted Linton. Commemorated on Thiepval Memoria, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See Linton St Mary also.

NUNN

W

No further information currently. See Linton St Mary also.

PERRY

F

No further information currently. See Linton St Mary also.

RUSE

Alfred

Private, 201505, 4th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Born and enlisted Linton. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See Linton St Mary also.

SEELEY

Cyril

Private, 41015, 12th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 6th May 1917. Age 21. Born and enlisted Linton. Formerly 4383, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Mr. C. Seeley, of High St., Linton. Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Grave I. B. 11. See Linton St Mary also.

SHORE

Arthur

Private, 40893, 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment who waskilled in action on Thursday, 28th March 1918. Born and enlisted Linton. Formerly 4351, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on Arras Memorial. Bay 4. See Linton St Mary also.

SHORE

J H

No further information currently

WEBB

J H

No further information currently. See Linton St Mary also.

WHIFFEN

[Albert] Edwin [John]

[Spelt WHIFFIN on CWGC and SDGW] Private, 240412, 1st/5th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died on Monday, 23rd July 1917. Age 20. Enlisted East Dereham, Norfolk. Son of Albert and Emma Whiffin, of Suvla House, Linton. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Grave A. 89. See Linton St Mary also.

WRIGHT

Septimus

Private, 3/7642, 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 18th June 1917. Age 36. Born Linton, enlisted Ely. Son of Charles Wright, of Linton; husband of Ellen Wright, of Gunfleet Cottages, Back Lane, Linton, Cambs. See Linton St Mary also.

AND IN THE
WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
BEETON

Frank Alfred

Private, 6023325, 2nd Bn., Hampshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 9th September 1943. Age 29. Nephew of Mrs. H. E. Wallis, of Linton. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave I. E. 25. See Linton St Mary also.

BROWN

G

No further information currently. See Linton St Mary also.

COLVILL

Harold

Lance Corporal, 6031819, 2nd Bn., Essex Regiment who died on Sunday, 11th June 1944. Age 29. Son of Albert and Mary Colvill; husband of Edna Joan Colvill. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave XIV.D.8. See Linton St Mary also.
FRENCH

Harold Edward

Private, 5933185, 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 24th June 1943. Age 22. Prisoner of war. Son of James Henry and Mary French, of Linton. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Collective grave 6. G. 1-67. See Linton St Mary also.

GARNER

Herbert Leslie

Warrant Officer Class II 5931695, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30th June 1944. Aged 40. Son of Jack and Kate Amelia Garner; husband of Minnie Avis Garner, of Hadstock, Cambridgeshire. Buried in MAYNAMATI WAR CEMETERY, Bangladesh. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 10. See Linton St Mary also.

HOOPER

P E or C F or C P

No further information currently. See Linton St Mary also.

JARVIS

Gilbert Murton

Lance Corporal, 5834675, 142nd (7th Bn. The Suffolk Regt.) Regt., Royal Armoured Corps who died on Friday, 23rd April 1943. Age 29. Husband of M. Jarvis, of Linton. Buried MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Grave 11. B. 3. See Linton St Mary also.

NORTON

Reginald H

Lance Corporal, 5933336, 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Friday, 13th February 1942. Age 23. Son of Amy Norton, and stepson of Ernest Cottage, of Linton. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 57. See Linton St Mary also.

STINTON

Alan Victory David

Sergeant, 1307399, 76 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 18th January 1943. Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stinton, of Linton. Commemorated on the RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 166. See Linton St Mary also.

STOCK

Ernest Edward

Private, 5933186, 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Friday, 13th February 1942. Age 21. Son of George and Edith Stock, of Linton. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Panel 60. See Linton St Mary also.

STOCK

Leslie Victor

Private, 5825365, 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Friday, 24th May 1940. Age 28. Son of Alfred and Constance Florence Stock, of Linton, Cambridgeshire; husband of Ellen Lily Mary Stock, of Linton. Buried in CRETINIER CEMETERY, WATTRELOS, Nord, France. Grave 11. See Linton St Mary also.

TOFTS Sidney Alfred

 

Serjeant, 5933276, 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 11th February 1942. Age 22. Son of Sidney and Ellen Elizabeth Tofts, of Linton. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Grave 7. B. 10. See Linton St Mary also.
WRIGHT

N H or M H

No further information currently. See Linton St Mary also.

Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:
SWANN

C W

Possibly: Pte. Charles William Swann, 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., d 3/6/1943, age 28, buried: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Son of Walter and Jessie Sarah Swann, of Hadstock, Essex.

Last updated 16 March, 2008

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