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LITTLE WILBRAHAM, ST JOHN - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson

The war memorial is inside the parish church of St. John, on the north wall.
There are further memorials in Great Wilbraham St Nicholas church and Great Wilbraham Memorial Hall.

Photographs Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000

IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN
FROM THIS PARISH, WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE
SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

Alfred Walter BLANDEN

Private 7308 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in actionon Monday, 15th February 1915. Age 27. Son of Walter C. and Catherine Blanden, of Whitehall, Little Wilbraham, Cambs. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21

Walter Edward BRASNEIT

Serjeant 13968 11th Bn., 2nd Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Tuesday, 9th April 1918. Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Brasnett, of Six Mile Bottom; husband of Edith Maud Brasnett, of 8, Six Mile Bottom. Cambs. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See also Six Mile Bottom

Archibald R. BRASNETT

1st. Suffolks Died of wounds 25.4.17 See also Six Mile Bottom

Harry S. CLARKE

Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., Killed in Action 3/4/1917, buried: ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. See also Six Mile Bottom

Harry Charles Frederick CLAYDON

Private 5182 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 11th November 1915. Age 26. Son of Ben and Elizabeth Matilda Grace Claydon, of Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket; husband of Violet Maud Claydon, of 7, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket. Buried in NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Grave I. C. 20.

Arthur Gauntlett LEWINGTON

Gunner 9759 2nd Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery who died on Monday, 15th July 1918. Age 41. Son of Mrs. E. Lewington, of Little Wilbraham, Cambs. Buried in RAWALPINDI WAR CEMETERY, Pakistan. Grave 1. G. 7.

Amos F. POTTER

Private 22555 2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards who died on Tuesday, 26th November 1918. Husband of Mrs. E. E. Potter, of Bitteswell, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave III. C. 24. See also Six Mile Bottom

Maurice Henry POTTER

Lance Corporal 11182 1st Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt.) who was killed in action on Sunday, 31st January 1915. Age 24. Son of Elijah William and Jane Potter, of Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 26 and 27.

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

Volume 1, Part 1, Page 294. POTTER, Maurice Henry. Lance Corporal, number 11182, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters. 4th son of Elijah William Potter, of Six Mile Bottom,Newmarket co. Cambs, goods porter on the Great Eastern Railway at Six Mile Bottom station, by his wife Jane, dau of James Cook. Born Six Mile Bottom 1-5-1891, educated council school there.

Enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters 2-3-1909, served in India sept 1911 to oct 1914 and with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders Nov 1914 to 1-2-1915 on which date he was killed in action near La Bassee and was buried 30 yards west of the Estaires-La Bassee road, was unmarried.

He gained the second class Certificate of Education 19-12-1909 and a first class certificate of the same 27-3-1913, he also gained four good conduct badges and the swimming certificate at Bombay 17-1-1914. His three brothers are all now (1916) on active service.

See also Six Mile Bottom

James E. POULTER

R.F.A. Killed in Action 29.9. 18

William ROLPH

Private 8380 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 7th March 1915. Age 25. Son of Mrs. A. Rolph, of Little Wilbraham, Cambs. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave J. 20.

Arthur SHORE

Private 40893 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed inn action on Thursday, 28th March 1918. Commemoarted on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4

George SHORE

Private SD/3022 12th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 24. Born Linton, enlisted at Hastings. Son of Walter and Annie Shore, of Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave VI. Q. 71.

Louis Mander STOKES

Second Lieutenant 2nd R.M. Bn. R.M. Div., Royal Marine Light Infantry who was killed in action on Monday, 13th November 1916. Age 19. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave I. D. 32.

Bertie William TAYLOR

Private 13580 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 24. of William Charles and Minnie Eliza Frost, of Church Green, Little Wilbraham, Cambs. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

Henry A. TAYLOR

K.O. Lancs. Killed in Action 25.10.18. The only reference that fits from the CWGC is Harry Taylor, Private 21173 1st Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) who died on Friday, 25th October 1918. Age 28. Son of Mrs. Mary Taylor, of 20, Pickford La.ne, Dukinfield, Cheshire. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. D. 8. See also Six Mile Bottom

Albert WEBB

Private 20404 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who killed in action on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Age 22. Son of David Webb, of 5, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Six Mile Bottom

Frank WOODS

Private 11/843 11th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 8th November 1917. Age 22. Son of Henry William and Harriet Woods, of Coventry Cottage, Six Mile Bottom, Cambs. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5. See also Six Mile Bottom

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939 - 1945

Peter Rodriguez MAY, A.F.C.

Wing Commander 28048 296 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who was killed in action on Tuesday, 13th July 1943. Age 35. Distinguished Flying Cross (U.S.A.). Son of John Johnstone May, and of Christiana Brix May, of Parkstone, Dorsetshire; husband of Doreen May. Previously served in the Chinese Air Force (awarded gold medal). Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 6, Column 1.

Joseph PRESTON

Trooper 14346508 49th Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment, R.A.C. who was killed in action on Sunday, 29th April 1945. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Preston; husband of Edna Kathleen Mary Preston, of Little Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Grave 2. H. 1A.

31 January 2004
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