Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

LITTLEPORT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ron Bidwell and Rex Strawson

This transcription of the war memorial and the details included here are the work of Ron Bidwell and Rex Strawson of the Littleport Society and the Littleport Branch of the Royal British Legion. Odd, additional information has been added by Dave Edwards and Cliff Brown but the majority belongs to Ron and Rex. More detailed biographical information is to be included with the information seen here and published in a book by the Littleport Society. If you would like a copy then watch their web site.

Also the Littleport Roll of Honour, according to the Littleport Almanack 1916

The Littleport memorial is on the Green, near the church.


Photographs Copyright © G E McGowen 2003

In memory of Littleport men
who fell in the Great War
1914 – 1918;
the new Church Clock
with Chimes was erected by
voluntary subscriptions.

Inside St George's Church.


Photographs Copyright © G E McGowen 2003

BACON Harold
Pte. 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 8/5/1915,age 26, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of James Nickolson Bacon and Louisa Bacon, of 3, Elvie Cottages, Littleport, Cambs.
BELL Percy Arthur
Pte. 5th Bt. Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Reg.), died 28/9/1917, age 34, buried: Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Arthur George and Elizabeth Ann Bell, of The Red House, Victoria Street, Littleport, England. Born at Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
BIDWELL John
L/Cpl. 8th Bt. London Reg., (The Post Office Rifles), died 19/3/1918, age 36, buried: Highgate Cemetery, London, United Kingdom. Son of John and Annie Bidwell, 50 Waterside, Ely; husband of Maggie Bidwell, of 6, Lismore Rd., Kentish Town, London. Born at Kentish Town.
BLUNT Ellis Charles
63657 Bombardier, 'C' Battery, 159th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 23 July 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mrs H Blunt, The Wood Farm, Burton, Shrewsbury. Lived in Benwick for a while, resident Littleport, enlistd Littleport. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Corbie, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 48. See also Benwick.
BOWERS Ernest
Pte. 1st/4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 31/10/1916, age 20, buried: Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of Matthew Bowers, of Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
BOWERS Mark
Pte. 3rd Bt. Northamptonshire Reg., died 11/10/1918, age 31, buried: Littleport New Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Matthew Bowers, of Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
BROOKS, D.C.M. Claud
Sgt. 1st/4th Bt. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, died 12/8/1918, age 24, buried: Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, Pas de Calais, France. Son of William George and Rosina Brooks, of Black Horse Drove, Littleport, Cambs. DCM London Gazette 3/10/1918.
BUCKINGHAM David
Private 41406 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who died of wounds on Sunday, 28th April 1918. Born Littleport, enlisted Newmarket, resident Littleport. Formerly 6742, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried: Belgrade Cemetery, Namur, Belgium. Grave III. B. II.
BUTCHER William Miller
L/Cpl. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 17/10/1917, age 21, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of William & Sarah Butcher.
BUTCHER Wm. Arthur
Pte. 12th Bt. Norfolk Reg., died 17/8/1918, age 18, buried: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France. Son of Arthur and Alice Butcher, of 1, Coronation Terrace, Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
BYE Charles Ernest
Pte. 1st Bt. Coldstream Guards, died 26/5/1918, age 20, buried: Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Charles and Annie Bye, of Woodfen, Littleport, Cambs.
CHAPMAN George Henry
Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 28/4/1917, age 23, buried: Roeux British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of John and Rebecca Chapman, of Modney Bridge, Downham, Norfolk. Born at Black Horse Drove, Littleport, Cambs.
CHENEY William John
L/Cpl. 2nd Bt. Coldstream Guards, died 14/11/1914, buried: Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Birmingham, resident in Littleport. See also Isle of Ely Constabulary Memorial.
CLIFT Charles Jacob
Pte. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 26/12/1917, age 24, buried: Littleport New Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
COATES Ernest T.
No further information currently
COATES Isaac Thompson
Pte. 249th Coy., Machine Gun Corps., (Inf.), died 17/11/1918, age 33, buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Husband of Beatrice Ethel Coates, of 25, St. Pauls Rd., Luton. Son of William and Rebecca Coates of Littleport.
COLE Ernest Thomas
Pte. 4th Bt. Yorkshire Reg., died 23/4/1917, age 18, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Michael & Caroline Cole, Westmoor, Littleport. Is also on the memorial in St. Matthews Church, Littleport.
COOPER Albert Henry
Cpl. 218th Coy., Machine Gun Corps., (Inf.), died 1/8/1917, buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Henry Cooper, of I, Beaconsfield Terrace. Littleport, Cambs.
COOPER Walter William
Pte. 2nd Batt. Middlesex Reg., died 27/11/1917, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
COULSON Robert Henry
Pte. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 29/9/1917, age 21, buried: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France. Son of John W. and Caroline Coulson, of 5, Coronation Terrace, Littleport, Cambs.
COX Sidney Fincham
Spr. 66th Field Coy., Royal Engineers, died 2/10/1916, age 21, buried: Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. Son of Isaac and Mary Cox, of Station Rd., Littleport, Cambs.
CRABB Albert Edward
Pte. 7th Bt. Royal Sussex Reg., died 17/5/1917, age 20, buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of William and Eliza Crabb, of Black Horse Drove, Littleport, Cambs. Native of Littleport.
CRABB Reginald Francis
Pte. 1/4th Bt. London Reg. (Royal Fusiliers), died 8/9/1916 ,age 21, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Alice Crabb, of 34, Broadwater St. West, Worthing, Sussex, and the late William Crabb. Resided in Littleport.
CRABB Wilfred Wenlock
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Reg.), died 14/3/1917, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Formerly 7th Reserve Cavalry. Son of William & Alice Crabb, and brother of above.
CROSS R H
Probably: Pte. Harry Cross, 683rd Coy., Labour Corps, died 16/11/1918, age 21. Buried Littleport Cemetery. Son of James William Cross, Head Fen, Pymoor, Little Downham. Formerly 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg.
CROSS Wilfred
2nd Lt. 4th Bt. Leicestershire Reg., died 22/7/1916, buried: Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr & Mrs Jabez Cross, Victoria St., Littleport.
DAY Harry
Pte. 7th Bt. Norfolk Reg., died 11/4/1917, buried: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Born Southery, Norfolk.
DAY William
Pte. 7th Bt. Norfolk Reg. died 1/12/1917, commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Born Southery, Norfolk.
DENNIS John
[Also spelt DENNISS in some places] Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 22/3/1918, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born Littleport.
FISHER John William
Pte. 2nd Bt. Hampshire Reg., died 10/5/1918, age 39,buried: Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Nord, France. Husband of Mary Ann Fisher, nee Sallis, of Wisbech Road, Littleport, Cambs. Son of John Fisher of Portley Hill, Littleport.
FITCH James William
Pte. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 26/9/1917, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
FORD Sidney Herbert
Cpl. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 30/8/1918, buried: Ecoust-St. Mein British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Of Little Ouse.
FORDHAM Morley William
Pte. 21st Bt. Machine Gun Corps, died 23/8/1918, age 19, buried: Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France. Son of Frederick and Maude Fordham, of Victoria St., Littleport, Cambs.
FRANCIS Albert Harry
Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 1/7/1916, age 19, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Jacob and Ruth Francis, of Littleport, Cambs.
FREEZER Stanley
Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 1/7/1916, age 21, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of Mrs. Nellie Smart, of 17, Shaftesbury Avenue, Bedford. Born Shipton, Norfolk.
FROST George Thomas
Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 1/7/1916, age 22, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Arthur and Rebecca Frost, of Ely Rd., Littleport, Cambs. Born Brandon Creek, Norfolk.
FYSON Archer [Archie]
Pte. Royal Army Medical Corps, died 4/5/1917, commemorated: Savona Memorial, Italy. Son of John & Hannah Fyson. Born Littleport. Drowned when the Troopship "Transylvania" was sunk off Cape Vado, Italy.
FYSON Horace
Pte. 7th Bt. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), died 2/7/1916, buried: La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France
GLOVER William Ernest
Pte. 8th Bt. Somerset Light Infantry, died 1/7/1916, age 21, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of John and Eliza Glover, of 4, Station Rd., Littleport, Cambs. Was formerly in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.
GOODGE John William
Pte. 6th Bt. Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, attd. Military Foot Police, Military Police Corps., died 12/2/1917, buried: Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Henry and Amelia Goodge, of Littleport, Cambs. Brother of below. Was formerly in the Royal Fusiliers. See also Little Downham.
GOODGE Robert
Pte. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 22/1/1916, age 21, buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Henry and Amelia Goodge, of Camel Rd., Littleport, Cambs. Brother of the above.
HANDLEY Sidney Harold
Pte. 13th Bt. The King’s (Liverpool Reg.), died 23/10/1918, age 26, commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Alfred and Ruth Handley, of Lynn Rd., Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
HARLEY Charles William
Gnr. 233rd Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery, died 26/9/1917, age 19. Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Charles and Ruth Harley, of High St., Littleport, Cambs.
HARLEY William
Private 27742 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 3rd May 1917. Age 41. Son of William and Emily Harley. Born Littleport, enlisted Newmarket, resident Stretham, Ely. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7
HARLOCK Walter Warner
L/Cpl. 12th Bt. West Yorkshire Reg. (Prince of Wales’s Own), died 27/9/1917, age 30. Buried: Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of John Thomas and Sarah Harlock, of Black Lake, Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
HART Edward
Pte. 1st/4th Bt. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, died 1/5/1918, age 34, buried: Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Kemmel, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Husband of Susannah Hart of Littleport.]
HARWOOD George William
Gnr. Royal Garrison Artillery, died 18/3/1917, age 42, buried: Littleport New Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of John and Susan Harwood, of City Road. Littleport.
HAWKINS Herbert
Pte. 8th Suffolk Reg., died 17/2/1917, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of John William & Mary Elizabeth Hawkins.
HAZEL John
Pte. 6th Bt. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), died 27/8/1918, age 34. Buried: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Nephew of Mrs. S. Bowen, of Wisbech Rd., Littleport, Cambs.
HEYGATE Reginald
2nd Lt. 2nd Bt. King’s Own Scottish Borderers, died 11/6/1918, age 21, commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of James and Bessie Annette Heygate, of 30, St. Barnabas Rd., Cambridge.
HOWLETT Fred James
Pte. 1st/4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 10/11/1916, age 20, buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of James and Emma Howlett, of River Side, Littleport, Cambs.
HOWLETT William
L/Cpl. 1st/8th Bt. Lancashire Fusiliers, died 9/9/1918, age 28, buried: Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of James and Emma Howlett, of Littleport; husband of Annie Howlett, of Granby St., Littleport, Cambs.
HUDSON William Henry Cross
[W.C. In CWGC] Pte. 1st/1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 3/8/1917, age 22, buried: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Vlamertinghe, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Thomas and Alice Hudson, of Littleport, Cambs.
JARMAN George William
Private 38525 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 22nd November 1917. Born Littleport, enlisted Newmarket, resident, Littleport. Buried: Special memorial, Marcoing British Cemetery, Nord, France. No 16.
JOHNSON Horace William
Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 12/3/1916, age 19, buried: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson, of Hook St., Littleport, Ely, Cambs. Was in 'D' Coy of the 11th Battalion the Suffolk Regt.
JONES Harry
Pte. 2485, 8th Bt. Australian Infantry, A.I.F., killed at Pozieres 18/8/1916, age 24 years 8 months, commemorated: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Emma Jones, of The Laurels, Littleport, and the late Charles Jones. Emigrated to Australia in April 1914 and enlisted in Australian Army 17/6/1915 at Springhurst, Victoria. Harness maker by trade. Educated Littleport Public School.
JORDAN Harry
Cpl. 2nd Bt. Lincolnshire Reg., died 21/4/1917, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of George & Rose Jordan, Second Drove, Little Downham.
KEMP Robert Walter
L/Cpl. 1st Bt. Middlesex Reg., died 20/5/1917, age 23, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Stephen and Ruth Kemp, of The Holmes, Littleport, Ely, Cambs. Also on the memorial in St. Matthews Church, Littleport.
KEY David
Pte. 7th Bt. Leicestershire Reg., died 24/9/1916, age 38, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of David and Louisa Key, of Brandon Banks, Southery, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Brother of Jacob.
KEY Jacob
Pte. 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 8/5/1915, age 30, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of David and Louisa Key; husband of Louisa Key, of Brandon Bank, Southery, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Brother of David.
LAWRENCE Joseph Ernest
Pte. 7th Bt. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), died 18/11/1916, buried: Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Son of Joseph and Ellen Lawrence, of Westwoodside; husband of Catherine Annie Lawrence, of Westwoodside, Doncaster. Born Littleport.
LAWS Eric Cecil
Pte. 12th Bt. East Surrey Reg., died 14/10/1918, buried: Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
LEE Ernest Jas. William
Pte. 30th Bt. Machine Gun Corps, died 20/4/1918, age 21, buried: Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Was christened Ernest John LEE, 13th March 1900 son of John Charles & Eliza Lee.
LEVERINGTON Harry
Pte. 2nd Bt. Middlesex Reg., died 17/8/1917, buried: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3, Vlamertinghe, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LEVETT Joseph
Pte. 8th Bt. East Surrey Reg., died 28/6/1918, buried: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany. Born Littleport. Believed to have died as a P.O.W. Son of Ebenezer and Ann Levett.
LEVETT [John] William
Pte. 11th Bt. Royal Fusiliers, died 10/8/1917, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Littleport
LOCK Robert Leonard
Pte. 12th Bt. Durham Light Infantry, died 7/10/1916, age 20, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of James Leonard & Hannah Maria Lock, of Ely Rd., Littleport, Cambs.
LORD Arthur Bertie
Pte. 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s), died 31/10/1914, age 26, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
MALKIN John Thomas
Pte. 7th Bt. Norfolk Reg., died 13/8/1916, age 34, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mr & Mrs. J. Malkin of Ten Mile Bank. Born in Whitechapel.
NEAL Nathaniel
Cpl. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 28/4/1917, age 21, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Nathaniel and Amelia Neal, of Hook St., Littleport, Ely, Cambs. Born Sedge Fen, Suffolk. Also on memorial in St. Matthews Church, Littleport.
NEAL William
Pte. 7th Bt. The Buffs (East Kent Reg.), died 26/10/1918, buried: Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Lived in Littleport. Also on memorial in St. Matthews Church, Littleport.
NICHOLAS Charles Henry
Pte. Charles Henry Nicholas, 7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 3/7/1916, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Lived Brandon Creek.
NICHOLAS Richard Rudland
Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 1/7/1916, age 20, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Townsend, of Sandhill, Littleport, Cambs.
NIGHTALL Nehemiah
[Also spelt KNIGHTALL in some places] Pte. 5th Bt. Lincolnshire Reg., died 27/8/1915, buried: Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Clark and Sarah Knightall, of The Holmes, Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
NIGHTALL William
Pte. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 18/3/1916, age 21, buried: Spoilbank Cemetery, Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Thomas and Mary Nightall, of Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
PADGETT Fred Charles
Sgt. 2nd/4th Bt. Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Reg.), died 29/7/1918. Age 26, son of John & Alice Padgett. Lived in Littleport. Listed as Fred Charles PADDETT on CWGC (same details). Buried in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Grave III.C.9.
PALMER [James] William
Pte. 24th. Bt. Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish), died 1/7/1916, age 19, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mrs. E. Palmer, of Lynn Rd., Littleport, Cambs.
PARKER Henry George
[G.H. In CWGC] Rfm. 4th Bt. King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died 4/5/1917, age 20, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.]
PECKETT Archibald
Pte 11th Bt Suffolk Reg., died 26/10/1918, age 27, buried: Littleport New Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Benton James and Ann Peckett, of The Plough, 9, Lynn Rd., Littleport.
PETTIT Charles
Cpl. 1st Bt. Norfolk Reg., died 22/1/1918. Not in CWGC records. Discharged soldier, buried in Littleport Cemetery. Repatriated P.O.W., captured at Mons.
PLEDGER John Henry
[Harry In CWGC] Pte. 1st Bt. King’s Own Scottish Borderers, died 28/4/1915, commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Born Earith, Hunts., lived in Littleport.
PLUMB Harry
Pte. 9th Bt. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Reg.), died 28/4/1916, age 20, buried: Littleport New Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of John and Harriet M. Plumb, of 63, Stewart Rd., Stratford, Essex. Born at Littleport. Was in 'D' Coy of the 9th. Battalion.
POND James Burt
Private, 21321, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres 31 July 1917. Born Witchford, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Witchford.
PORTER Abraham
Rfm. 8th Bt. West Yorkshire Reg. (Prince of Wales’s Own), died 28/7/1918, buried: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Lived in Littleport]
PORTER William
Either, Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 28/4/1917, age 27, buried: Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Abraham Porter, of Ferry Lane, Littleport, Cambs. Or, Pte. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg. died 22/2/1915, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Littleport.
RICHARDSON Arthur [James]
Private TF/203385, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 6 December 1917. Born Witchford, enlisted Newmarket, resident Littleport. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave 2. See also Witchford.
RODWELL George
No information at present
ROGERS James Henry
Corporal 41232 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who died of wounds on Sunday, 12th August 1917. Age 20. Son of Joseph William Rogers, of Westlands Cottage, Littleport, Ely, and the late Sarah Ann Rogers. Born and resident Littelport, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 9465, Suffolk Regiment. Buried: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. B. 40. Also on memorial in St. Matthews Church, Littleport.
ROWELL William
Pte. 6th Bt. Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Reg.), died 24/8/1916, buried: Meaulte Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Born Littleport. CWGC website states he died 1916, but SDGW CD ROM states 1918.
RUTTERFORD Sidney
Pte. 7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 3/7/1916, age 27, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Isaac Rutterford, of 14, Bannister Row, Wisbech, Cambs.
SALLIS James
Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 6/7/1916, age 23, buried: Le Treport Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
SALLIS Percy Little
Cpl. 2nd Bt. Middlesex Reg., died 17/8/1918, age 33, buried: Sarralbe Military Cemetery, Moselle, France. Son of John R. Sallis, of Peters Cottage, Ely Rd., Littleport; husband of Emma Elizabeth Sallis, nee Wythers, of "Wesvu," Ely Rd., Littleport, Cambs.
SALLIS Sidney Herbert
Pte. 9th Bt. Royal Irish Fusiliers, died 16/8/1917, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Littleport. Formerly in the Royal Field Artillery.
SALLIS, M.M. Walter Sidney
Sgt. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 29/7/1917, age 29, buried: Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of John Riches Sallis and Sarah Sallis, of Peter's Cottage, Ely Rd., Littleport, Isle of Ely. Awarded MM 14-15/10/1916 at Schwaben Redoubt.
SCOTTING John William
Pte., Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Reg.), died 8/5/1915, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enlisted at Montreal 5/11/1914, went missing on 8/5/1915 and officially recorded as ‘died in the field’ on 27/4/1916.
SECKER Reginald
Cpl. 4th Bt. Bedfordshire Reg., died 29/4/1917, age 32, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born Littleport.
SIMPSON James
Private 33149 11th Bn., Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 21st March 1918. Age 25. Son of James Simpson, of 10, Mile Bank, Littleport, Ely, Cambs. Born Littleport, enlisted Norwich, resident Wells, Norfolk. Formerly 23635 Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
SPARROW Walter Samuel
Private 41424 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Age 20. Born and resident Littleport, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Simon and Alice Sparrow, of Victoria St., Littleport, Ely, Cambs. Brother of the below. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
SPARROW William
Pte. 1st Bt. Border Reg., died 23/4/1917, age 24, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Simon and Alice Sparrow, of Victoria St., Littleport, Ely, Cambs. Brother of the above.
STARLING Harry
Pte. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 9/4/15, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr & Mrs John Starling of Coronation Terrace, Littleport.
STRAFFORD George Henry L.
Pte. 1st/1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 14/10/1916, buried: Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Son of George Henry & Alice (nee Cox) of 26 Silt Road, Littleport.
TAYLOR Cecil Gillett
Pte. 9th Bt. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died 23/8/1918, age 21, commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Edwin and Emily Sarah Taylor, of "Woodlyn," Wellington St., Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
TAYLOR John
Gnr. "O" Bty., Royal Horse Artillery, died 6/9/1915, age 19, buried: Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of Thomas Rhodes & Harriet (nee Cox) Taylor, of 10, Mile Bank, Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
TAYLOR John William
L/Cpl. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg. died 15/8/1917, buried: Dozinghem Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Son of John & Ellen Taylor, of Whitehouse Drove, Mildenhall Road, Littleport, Cambs.
THEOBALD William George Morley
Pte. 792, 14th Bt. Australian Infantry, A.I.F., killed in action 27/4/1915, age 21, buried: Special Memorial, Quinn’s Post Cemetery, ANZAC, Turkey. Emigrated to Australia April 1914. Son of George and Hannah Jackson Theobald, of Station Rd., Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England. Of Little Downham, Cambridgeshire. Enlisted on 1st October 1914 at Londrigan, Victoria. From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:Volume 1, Part 1 , Page 348 - Private , Number 792, number 2 Company, 14th Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force. Eldest son of John Thoebald, of Littleport co. Cambs, Superintendent of Fen Drainage, by his wife Hannah Jackson , dau of James Hardwick, of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.Born Little Downham, Isle of Ely, 12-11-1894, educated March (Cambs) Grammar school.Joined the Cambridgeshire territorials in 1913, went to Australia 18-4-1914, and when war broke out volunteered and joined The Commonwealth Expeditionary Force at the end of Oct 1914. Left Melbourne for Egypt with the 2nd reinforcements 23-12-1914, took part in the landing at Cape Helles, Gallipoli 25-4-1915 and was killed in action at 10am the same morningwhile out sniping with four others. He was unmarried.A comrade wrote " He was not long out before he was shot, but he did some good work before he was hit." Another comrade wrote " Every one of us was grieved when poor Tommy was killed, for all were agreed that Tommy was a gentleman."See also March Grammar School
THOMPSON Horace [Franklin]
Pte. 1st/1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 28/8/1916, buried: Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France.
THORNHILL Albert E.
Pte. 7th Bt. Norfolk Reg., died 9/4/1918, age 27, buried: Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Son of Johnson Thornhill and Martha Thornhill, of Littleport; husband of Lily Gray (formerly Thornhill), of Fodder Fen, Manea, March, Cambs.
THOROGOOD Leonard James
Pte. 2nd Bt. Grenadier Guards, died 27/8/1918, buried: H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, Pas de Calais, France.
TOWNSEND Stanley Joseph [Elliot]
Pte. 9th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 4/5/1917, buried: Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs. J. Townsend of Ely Rd., Littleport, Cambs.
VIALLS Frederick
Cpl. 8th Div M. T. Coy, Army Service Corps, died 29/5/1918, age 27, buried: City of Paris Cemetery, Pantin, Seine-St-Denis, France. Son of Mr Arthur Jordan and Mrs Emily Vialls, Parson Drove. Born Ely. See also Parson Drove.
WARD George [W]
Pte. 8th Bt. East Lancashire Reg., died 16/11/1916, buried: Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Born Littleport. Son of Mr. G. Ward, of 32, South St., Bacup, Lancs. Brother of Harold and Herbert below
WARD Harold
Pte. 9th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 13/9/1916, age 18, buried: La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France. Son of late Mr William and Mrs Sarah Ann Ward of City Rd., Littleport. Brother of the below.
WARD Herbert
Pte. 1st Bt. Leicestershire Reg., died 8/10/1918, buried: Montbrehain British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann Ward, of 2, Gladstone Villas, Littleport, Cambs. Brother of the above.
WELDON Sidney
Pte. 13th Bt. Royal Fusiliers, died 11/4/1917, commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr John & Mary Ann Weldon, Sedge Fen, Southery, formerly of Littleport.
WELLS Frederick
Pte. 8th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 29/9/1916, buried: Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Born Biggleswade, enlisted Littleport.]
WELLS William
Possibly: Gnr. Royal Garrison Artillery, died 20/6/1917. Not in CWGC records.
WHITEMAN George Mendham
Cpl. 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died 31/7/1917, age 23, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mrs. H. Whiteman, of Wisbech Rd., Littleport, Cambs.
WILDING Samuel
Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 31/3/1916, age 17, buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Elijah and Rebecca Wilding, of Redmere Farm, Brandon Bank, Norfolk. Native of Brandon Bank.
WILLETT William
Cpl. 7th Bt. Suffolk died 3/7/1916, age 19, buried: Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of George Thomas and Jane Willett of Littleport.
WOODBINE Harry
Gnr. 190th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery, died 10/6/1918, buried: Hagle Dump Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of John & Elizabeth Woodbine, Westmoor, Littleport. Also on memorial in St. Matthews Church, Littleport.
WOODS Frederick
L/Cpl. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 1/7/1916, age 18, commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Son of G. F. C. and Mary Ann Woods, of Hawkes Drove, Littleport, Ely, Cambs. Also on memorial in St. Matthews Church, Littleport.
YOUNGS William
Pte. 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 8/5/1915, age 22, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Harry & Isabella Youngs, of Black Lake, Littleport, Cambs.
 Additional names added:
BENTON Alger
Private 41015 2nd Bn., Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 3rd May 1917. Born and resident Littleport, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Formerly 34398, Suffolk Regiment. Buried: Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 20.
CHAPMAN James B
Pte. 2nd/4th Bt. Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry, died 21/3/1918, age 23, commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of James and Florrie Chapman, of Pool's Farm, Littleport, Cambs.
 Name not on war memorial:
MARTIN Horace James

O.D., H.M.S. Royal Oak, Royal Navy, d, 14/10/39 aged 19, commemorated on the Portsmouth Navel Memorial, Hampshire, UK.  Son of Ernest and Alice Maud Martin, Burnt Fen, Suffolk.

 

Pictured left:HMS Royal Oak buffeted by gales as seen from the stern of another ship.

"Their name liveth for evermore"
1939 – 1945

ASH Stanley George
Steward, HMS La Malouine, Royal Navy, died 5/5/1941, age 22, buried: Belfast City Cemetery, County Antrim, United Kingdom. Son of Florence Hatch, of Trumpington, Cambridge. Photograph Copyright © Michael McRitchie 2005
BAKER Hugh
Pte. Royal Army Ordnance Corps., died 10/9/1943, age 33, commemorated on: Singapore Memorial, in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Son of Charles and Mary Baker, Littleport, Ely Cambs. Husband of Dorothy May Baker and father of Rosalind, South Wootton, King's Lynn.
BROWN Norman Frank

Lt. 1/4th Bt. Hampshire Regiment. died 10/3/1943. age 29, buried at Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. Son of James Frederick and Lily Brown, Littleport, Ely, Cambs. and Husband of Rosemary Brown, of Gosport, Hampshire.

 

Photograph Courtesy & Copyright © Chris Burge 2003

CHAMBERS Douglas Charles
Pte. 5th Bt. Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment., prisoner of war died 2/9/1943, age 26, buried: Thanbyuzayat, Burma. Son of Arthur & Florence Kate Chambers, Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
CLIFTON Walter Percy
Sgt. Royal Army Service Corps attd. General Transport Coy. West African Service Corps., died 4/7/1943, age 28, buried: Freetown (King Tom) War Cemetery, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Son of Percy & Maud Clifton, Littleport. Ely, Cambs. Husband of Betty Clifton and father of Percy & Brian (Hilgay Norfolk).
COLE Alan
Gdsm. 1st Bt, Irish Guards, died 4/1/1945, age 18, buried: Littleport New Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Joseph and Laura Blanche Cole, of Littleport.
COLE Ronald
Pte. 6th Bt. Royal Norfolk Reg., killed in action 20 days prior to the fall of Singapore 26/1/1942, age 23, buried: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Son of Francis James Cole and Beatrice Alice Cole, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
CROSS James Edward [Thomas Bert]
Pte. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Regiment., died 20/5/1941, age 22, buried: Karachi War Cemetery, India. Son of Edward & Edith Cross, Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
FISHER James [William] Edward
Pte. 5th Bt. Northamptonshire Reg., died 22/12/1944, age 27, buried: Santerno Valley War Cemetery, Italy. Husband of Doris Ada Violet Fisher, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
FYSON Ernest
Pte. 4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., prisoner of war died 27/8/1943, age 30, commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Son of Roseanna Fyson (who died 1920) and lived with Aunt and Uncle Jack and Ellen Cadnum, Littleport, Ely Cambs.
GAYFER John Abba
Able Seaman HMS Holcombe, Royal Navy, died 12/12/1943, age 20, commemorated: Portsmouth Memorial. Son of Frederick John & Eliza Florence Gayfer, Littleport, Cambs.]
ELSAGOOD Joseph
[Elsegood in CWGC] Pte. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 20/6/1940, age 24, buried: Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Elsegood, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
HATCH Albert William
Cabin Boy, SS Pacifi, Merchant Navy, died 1/3/1941, age 18, commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial, London. Son of William Arthur and Charlotte Jemima Hatch, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire; nephew of Mrs. M. A. Partridge, of Littleport.
HOCKLEY Fred
Sub-Lieutenant.(A)., H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve., died 15/8/1945, age 22, commemorated in: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Son of George & Hannah Rebecca Hockley, Littleport, Cambs. Photograph Copyright © Les Wills 2004
JEFFERSON Vernon Francis
Pte. General Service Corps, died 8/5/1943, age 19, buried: Littleport New Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Frank and Bertha Jefferson, of Littleport.
JONES Peter Charles
Pte. 6th Bt. Royal Norfolk Reg., prisoner of war died 18/7/1943, age 23, buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of Blanche Lilian Jones, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
KEY Victor Sydney
Sgt. 235 Sqd., R.A.F.V.R., died 23/3/1941, age 20, commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Son of Charles and Fanny Key; husband of Renee Mary Key, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire. 235 Sqd. flew Blenheims from Bircham Newton, with detachments at Thorney Island and Aldergrove.
LUCAS William Arthur
Pte. 4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., killed in action 10 days prior to the fall of Singapore 5/2/1942, age 31, buried: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Son of Arthur William and Agnes F. Lucas, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
MACKENDER Stanley
Pte. 5th Bt. Royal Norfolk Regiment, killed in action 23 days prior to the fall of Singapore 23/1/1942, age 21, commemorated on Singapore Memorial, in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Son of Horace & Hilda Mackender, Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
MARTIN Ernest Henry
Pte. 2nd Bt. Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment., died 14/2/1942, age 23, commemorated on Singapore Memorial, in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Son of Joseph Henry & Mary Elizabeth Martin, Littleport, Cambs. Husband of Anne Christina Martin. Father of Michael and Percy.
METSON John Walter
2nd Lt., Suffolk Reg, attd. 5th Bt. Northamptonshire Reg., died 1/8/1943, age 19, buried: Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy. Son of Walter and Ethel Maude Metson, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
PORTER Thomas Arthur
Pte. 4th Bt. Suffolk Regiment., prisoner of war died 27/7/1943, age 25, buried: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma. Lived with his Auntie, Miss Mary Porter, Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
ROGERS Joseph William
Marine, HMS Exeter, Royal Marines, died 24/3/1945, age 24, buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia. Son of Joseph and Daisy Victoria Rogers, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
ROSE, DFC Edward Brian Mortimer
[Mortimer-Rose, DFC & Bar in CWGC] Fl. Lt. 111 Sqd., Royal Air Force, died 28/1/1943, age 22, buried: Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. Son of Edward and Eelinn Mortimer-Rose, of Troon, Ayrshire. 111 Sqd. flew Spitfires from Souk el Khemis, ('Waterloo').
SANHAM Neville
Pte. 17 Army Ordnance Depot, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, died 31/1/1945, age 18, buried: Brussels Town Cemetery, Evere, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Adopted son of William and Doris Strafford, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
SEE Jim
Aircraftman 1st Class, R.A.F.V.R., died 23/2/1944, age 23, buried: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Son of George Abraham and Eva Mary See, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
SELLS James Simion
W.O. Class II, 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg., Suffolk Reg, prisoner of war, died of malaria at Tamakan, 3/2/1945, buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of George and Daisy Sells; husband of Alice Lilian Sells, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
SHELTON Cecil [Nathan]
Stoker 1st Class, H.M. Submarine Unity, Royal Navy, died 29/4/1940, age 21, commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, UK. Son of Nathan & Minnie Shelton, Littleport, Ely, Cambs.
SHIPP Lawrence Walter
Colour Sgt., 2nd Bt. Northamptonshire Reg., died 3/9/1943, age 31, buried: Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Son of John and Jennie Shipp, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
SMITH Cyril Frederick [Dennis]
Able Seaman HMS President II, (Lost in SS Clan MacTavish), Royal Navy, died 8/10/1942, age 25, commemorated; Portsmouth Memorial. Son of Frederick Dennis Smith and Ada Smith, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire; husband of Doris Irene Smith, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
SMITH John [James]
Pte. 2nd Bt. The Cambridgeshire Reg, Suffolk Reg, prisoner of war died of malaria at Takanun, 29/6/1943, age 27, buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of John James Smith and Jane Elizabeth Smith, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
WHITEHAND Stephen
Pte. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 19/5/1944, age 24, buried: Imphal War Cemetery, India. Son of Stephen and Ruth Whitehand, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.
WILSON Edward
Pte. 1st/4th Bt. Essex Reg., died 13/7/1944, age 19, buried: Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Wilson, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.

"We will remember them"

Also buried in Littleport cemetery:

BETBEDER Gaston Louis
Pilot Officer 79300, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 19/9/1940. Aged 54. Husband of Hilda Ruby Betbeder (nee Webber) of Widcot, Culmhead, nr Taunton, Som. Born Brixton. Buried in Littleport New Cemetery. Section E. Grave 594.
NIGHTALL, GC James William
Son of Walter & Alice Susan Nightall, nee Barber. A Fireman with the London & North Eastern Railway, who lost his life on 2/6/1944, age 22, while detaching a blazing wagon from an ammunition train at Soham. His Driver Ben Gimbert of March, who was badly injured in the incident, was also awarded the George Cross. A full account of the incident can be found at http://www.demon.co.uk/ecoln/bfsmat.html and also the George Cross Database.

Last updated 28 October, 2007

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore