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LODE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2 Roll of Honour - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme

The memorial is to be found in the grounds of St James church, Lode. It takes the form of a small Celtic style wheel cross on a tapering plinth with a two-stepped base the whole been backed by a low curving wall. There are fourteen names for World War 1 and five for World War 2. There is also a glazed, framed, Roll of Honour for World War 1 and 2 within the church. Details appeared in the Cambridgeshire Chronicle 14th March 1923 (page 9).

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From an old postcard

Inscription on the cross

THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW
PARISHIONERS TO THE REVERED MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THE PARISH OF LODE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

Inscription of the wall

TO THE REVERED MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THE PARISH OF LODE WHO
FELL IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945

1914-18
AVES Harry Nelson
L/Cpl 41438, 13th Royal Inniskilling Rifles, killed in action 16-8-17, age 30. Born Bottisham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of John & Henrietta Aves, of Millside, Lode; husband of the late MaryAnn Elizabeth Aves, (nee Nolan). Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Formerly 24395, Suffolk Regiment.
AYRES Charles Edward
Pte, 3/9636, 2nd Suffolk Rgt, killed in action 13-11-16. Born Bottisham, enlisted Woolwich. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
AYRES John Alfred
Pte 10678, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, 5th Division. Killed in action at Arras 8th May 1917. Born Bottisham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Commeorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. MR.21
CORNWELL Owen Harvey
Private 241671 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 9th April 1917. Age 20. Born Bottisham Lode, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Bottisham. Son of John and Mary Ann Cornwell, of Qay Rd., Lode, Cambridge. Buried in ACHICOURT ROAD CEMETERY, ACHICOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 3. [Also spelt CORNWELL on SDGW] See also Bottisham Memorial
FISON William James
Pte 40318, Northamptonshire Rgt, died of wounds 28-8-18. Born Lode, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 47754, Suffolk Regiment. Ennemeau Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
HINER Herbert Victor Charles
Pte, 9757, 2nd Suffolk Rgt, 28-3-18, age 19. Son of Herbert & Lucy Gertrude Knighton Hiner, of Station Rd, Lode. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
HOWARD Thomas
No further information currently.
LAWRENCE Herbert
Pte, TF5918 1st/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, 56th London Division, killed in action on the Somme 8th October 1916, age 22. Born Lode, enlisted Cambridge, resident Longmeadow, Lode. Son of William and Emily Lawrence, of Longmeadow, Lode, Cambs. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Mr. 21
LEE Claude C J
Essex Regiment - No further information currently.
MARSHMAN Samuel William
Pte, 614304, 1st Btn Canterbury Rgt, NZEF, 17-6-17. Son of Samuel George & Alioce Marshman, of Cambridgeshire; husband of Clara L Marshman, Jackson Terrace, Lyttleton, New Zealand. Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.
MORGAN Walter James
Dvr, 9387, 368th Battery, Royal field Artillery. Wounded on Gallipoli and evacuated to military hospital in Alexandria, where he died on the 10th July 1915, age 21. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Lode. Son of Mrs. Boadicea Morgan, of Longmeadow, Lode, Cambridge. Buried in Alexandriam (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
PETTIT Harry
probably Pte, 17060, 2nd Bt., Northumberland Fusiliers, died 1/10/1915 age 27. Son of the late Frederick and Caroline Pettit. Commemorated on Loos Memorial.
SAUNDERS Percy Reuben
Pte, 203957, 1st The Buffs (East Kent Rgt), killed in action 27-6-18. Born and resident Lode, enlisted Enfield, Middlesex. Son of William & Lois Saunders, of Lode; husband of Rose, 48 Sydenham Park, London. Formerly 203059, 5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium.
WHITEHEAD Milo
Pte, 6096, 2nd Batt The Australian Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Australian Division. Killed in action during the attack on Hermies on 9th April 1917, aged 25. Son of Harry and H. Whitehead, of Lode Fen, Cambridge. Hermies British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
1939-45
AYRES Leonard Reuben
Flight Sgt, 1623324, Wireless operator/Air gunner, 166 Squadron RAFVR, 24-12-44, age 27. Son of Reuben Charles & Mabel Eliza Ayres, of Lode. Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.
HATLEY Harry Morris
Sergeant, 1616368, Navigator, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Desert Air Force. Died in military hospital at Cairo 21st September 1944. Buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt.
HOWARD Norman Leslie
Pte, 14523429, 5th Wiltshire Rgt, 22-7-44, age 21. Son of Susan Howard, of Lode. Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
PERRY Sidney James
Pte 5955828, 1st Hertfordshire Rgt, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Rgt, 5-2-43, age 23. Son of James & Hilda Maud Perry, of Lode. Imphal War Cemetery, India.
SHIPP David Herbert
Sgt, 1808711, Glider Pilot Rgt, AAC, 25-9-44, age 23. Son of Fred & Rhoda Shipp, of Lode. Mook War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:
FROST Douglas Jeremiah John
W.O. W. Op (Air), 40 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., d 19/9/1946, age 21, buried: TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Son of George Robert and Annie Frost, of Nordelph, Norfolk.

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