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LITTLE WILBRAHAM, ST JOHN WAR MEMORIAL

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

BLANDEN
Alfred Walter
Private 7308 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 15th February 1915. Age 27. Born Gt. Wilbraham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Walter C. and Catherine Blanden, of Whitehall, Little Wilbraham, Cambs. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21
BRASNEIT
Walter Edward
Serjeant 13968, 11th Battalion, 2nd Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 9th April 1918. Age 25. Born Grantchester, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Brasnett, of Six Mile Bottom; husband of Edith Maud Brasnett, of 8, Six Mile Bottom. Cambs. In the 1911 census he was aged 17 (born circa 1894), unmarried, a Farm Labourer, born Grantchester, Cambridge, son of John and Susannah Brasneet, resident Six Mile Bottom, Little Wilbraham, brother of Arhibald (below). Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See also Six Mile Bottom
BRASNETT
Archibald R

Private 6034, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment forlery 2nd Battalion. Died of wounds 25 April 1917 out of service. Aged 36. In the 1911 census he was aged 31 (born circa 1881), unmarried, a Farm Labourer, born Fakenham, Norfolk, son of John and Susannah Brasnett, resident Six Mile Bottom, Little Wilbraham, brother of Walter (below). Death registered in the March to June Quarter 1917 in the Chesterton Registration District.

According to his Short Term Attestation he was aged 20 years 6 months when he enlisted, born Fakenham, a Porter by trade, enlisted and was apssed fit 5 February 1901 in London, aged 20. He was 5 feet 9¾ inches, weighed 147lbs, chest 35½ inches, complexion fresh, eyes blue, hair dark brown, religious denomination Baptist. He served with the Expeditionary Force France 7 October 1914 to 8 December 1914 and then 24 March 1915 to 5 May 1915. He was discharged 30 May 1916 as no longer physically fit for war service. Mother Mrs J Brasnett, of Six Mile Bottom, near Newmarket. He was wounded in the right hand then gunshot wounds and fractures tot he right arm, gunshot wounds to right leg and left wrist.

See also Six Mile Bottom
CLARKE
Harry S
Private, Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in Action 3 April 1917, Buried in ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. See also Six Mile Bottom
CLAYDON
Harry Charles Frederick

Private 5182 8th Battalion, 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.

LEWINGTON
Arthur Gauntlett
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.
POTTER
Amos F.

Private 22555 2nd Battalion, 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

POTTER
Maurice Henry
Lance Corporal 11182 1st Battalion, 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

POULTER
James Edward
Gunner L/37164, "D" Battery, 90th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 22 September 1916. Enlisted Hampstead, middlesex, resident Kentish Town. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, a scholar, born Little Wilbraham, resident with his parents Frederick and Mary A Poulter at Frog End, Little Wilbraham. He was baptised 5 September 1880, son of Mary Ann and Frederick Poulter, at Little Wilbrahm. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 16.
ROLPH
William
Private 8380 1st Battalion, 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.
SHORE
Arthur
Private 40893 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed inn action on Thursday, 28th March 1918. Commemoarted on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4
SHORE
George
Private SD/3022 12th Battalion, 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.
STOKES
Louis Mander
Second Lieutenant 2nd R.M. Battalion 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.
TAYLOR
Bertie William
Private 13580 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 24. Born Little Wilbraham, enlisted Cambridge. Son 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
TAYLOR
Henry A.
K.O. Lancs. Killed in Action 25.10.18. The only reference that fits from the CWGC is Harry Taylor, Private 21173 1st Battalion, 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
WEBB
Albert
Private 20404 7th Battalion, 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
WOODS
Frank
Private 11/843 11th Battalion, 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

MAY, A.F.C.
Peter Rodriguez
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.
PRESTON
Joseph
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.

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