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LITLINGTON - Roll of Honour

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Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards

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The war memorial sits in the grounds of the church close to the church wall, overlooking the main road through the village.

TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
IN PERPETUAL REMEMBERANCE
OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO BORE THEIR PART IN THE
GREAT WAR AND IN DEEPEST
HOMAGE TO THOSE WHO FELL
1914-1919.
THEY COUNTED NOT THEIR
LIVES DEAR UNTO THEM.
AS WE DIED,
SO MUST YOU LIVE,
FOR ENGLAND.

1914-1919

BONNETT

A Vernard

Private, 17830, 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 11th July 1916. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave B.8.

ECCLES

Thomas

Private, 16305, aged 27, 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action near Mauquissart,during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. 14th March 1915 Son of John & Elizabeth Eccles. Born in Bierton,Westmoreland, and enlisted in Peterborough. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22

GIFFEN

Charles William

[CWGC lists him as William Charles] Private, 15244, 2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards who died on Friday, 29th March 1918. Age 24. Son of Ernest William Giffen, of The Bee-Hive, Litlington, Cambs. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

GILBEY

George Lovett

Private, 25440, 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 12th October 1916. Age 22. Son of Charles H. Gilbey, of The Black Horse Inn, Fowlmere, Royston, Herts. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. B. 23.

KINSEY

Thomas

Private, 2920, Army Cyclist Corps, XVII Corps Cyclist Bn., who died on Wednesday, 4th September 1918. Commemorated on the VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10

LAKE

Christopher S B

Acting Bombardier, 44677, 4th Class (Russia). 65th Bty. 8th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on Sunday, 30th May 1915. Age 25. Order of St. George. Son of Henry and Frances Mary Lake, of Silver St., Litlington, Royston, Herts. Native of Kelshall, Herts. Buried in POTIJZE CHATEAU WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave A. 13.

LAW

Harry George

Private, 235327, 1st/7th Bn., Middlesex Regiment who died on Friday, 17th August 1917. Age 23. Son of Frederick C. Law, of Litlington, Cambs. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3, VLAMERTINGHE, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. H. 8.

PATEMAN

Albert

possibly A. Pateman, Private, 204120, 6th Bn., Wiltshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 8th December 1918. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Brandenburg, Germany. Grave IV. E. 3

PATEMAN

Frederick

Private. No further information currently.

SHARP

Frank

Sapper, 84505, 203rd (Cambs) Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Wednesday, 12th July 1916. Age 30. Son of Allen and Priscilla Sharp, of Bury Farm, Litlington, Royston, Herts. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave I. B. 22. See below

WEBB

Herbert Walter

Private, 23854, 9th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 13th September 1916. Age 21. Son of Walter Webb, of Silver St., Litlington, Royston, Herts. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

WEBB

Jonah

Private 39516, aged 39, 9th. Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers. 17th Northern Division. Wounded during the Battle of the Scarpe near Rouex and died in base Hospital at Etaples 5th June 1917. Brother of Ellis Webb of 181 Washington Street, Girlington. Bradford, Yorkshire. Born in Litlington and enlisted in Meldreth. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers(G.27282) Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. F.40

WILLMOTT

Geoffrey [Jeffrey]

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Farrier Quartermaster Serjeant (WO.II), 5215, 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars who died on Monday, 8th October 1917. Age 39. Son of James and Elizabeth Willmott, of Litlington. Buried in LITLINGTON (ST. CATHERINE) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. Near South-West corner of church. CWGC Grave reads: 5215 Qmr Serjt. J. WILLMOTT, 19th Royal Hussars, 8th October 1917. Age 39. Gone from us but not forgotten never shall his memory fade.

THE
WORLD WAR
1939-1945

TAYLOR

Bernard Edward

Private, 5833138, 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment, prisoner of war, who died on Tuesday, 14th September 1943. Age 31. Son of James and Winifred Taylor, of Litlington, Cambridgeshire. His brother Harold Charles also died on service. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 2. G. 56.

TAYLOR

Harold Charles

Private, 14205743, 19th Bn., The King's Regiment (Liverpool) who died on Tuesday, 19th October 1943. Age 20. Son of Mr and Mrs James Taylor, of Litlington. His brother James Taylor, also died on service. Buried in LITLINGTON (ST. CATHERINE) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Cambridgeshire. Grave 162

Within the Church

Inside St Catherine's Church there is a wooden wall hung memorial details as follows:

Sapper Frank Sharp
203rd Field Company
Killed In Action at the Battle of the Somme
July 16th 1916
Aged 30 years
Buried at Albert France
"He lived a noble life - he died a hero's death".

There is a wooden tablet listing the names of the fallen and stating that the
stalls were installed in memory of those men.

There is a fabulous stained glass memorial window to
355th Fighter Group USAAF
July 1943 - July 1945
Window made and given by John Dobbertin of Woodstock, Illinois, USA

19 July 2004
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