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LONGSTANTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 and post World War 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Phil Curme 2000.

The memorial takes the form of a tablet within the church of All Saints and also as a plain cross on a tapered shaft with a double level plinth with a four-stepped base. There are eight names listed for World War 1 and three for World War 2 (there are four in the Book of Remembrance in Ely Cathedral). Details of the memorials appeared in some form in the CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT PRESS 14th January 1921 and 25th November 1921.
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Roll of Honour in All Saints Church, Longstanton
Photograph Copyright © Hal Coulson 2000

There is also a Memorial in
Longstanton St Michael's church,
which is of the same form as that
photograped in All Saint's, except
Ernest Phillips is excluded.

To The Glory of God
In Honoured Memory of the Men of Longstanton
Who Gave Their Lives in the Great War
1914 - 18

CRISP

Alfred Sidney

Rifleman 778 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action Sunday, 15th November 1914. Born and resident Longstanton, enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on the PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.

Photograph Copyright © Barry Cundell 2010

HARD

William Thomas

Second Lieutenant, 3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 23rd March 1918. Aged 32. Son of Mrs Anne Hard of Longstanton. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 85 and 86.

JELLINGS

Leonard Thomas

Private 41420, 2nd/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds as a prisoner of war Tuesday, 9th April 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Longstanton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Joseph ad Clara Jennings of High St, Longstanton. Formerly 13552, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot V. Row G. Grave 2.

NORTH

Ernest George

Lance Serjeant 13582, 11th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. Killed 1st July 1916, First day of the Somme Battle. Aged 29. Husband of Edith F. Purkis formerly North of Mill Hill, Swaffham Prior. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. Also commemorated by two wonderful stained glass windows in Longstanton Church. See a picture via the Swavesey site.

PHILLIPS

Albert James

Private 26873, "C" Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 28th April 1917. Aged 25. For further details access the 11th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment Resource Guide. Born Longstanton, enlisted Cambridge, Son of Mr & Mrs James Phillips of Brook Side, Longstanton. Brother of Ernest - see below. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

PHILLIPS

Ernest

Private 13574, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 15th March 1916. Aged 26. Born Longstanton, enlisted Cambridge. Brother of Albert - see above. Buried at SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS CANADIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 25.

PHYPERS

William Anthony

Serjeant 2057, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds on Monday 17th July 1916. Aged 31. Son of William and Mary Phypers of Cambridge. Husband of Audrey Phypers. Born Cambridge, enlisted Eastbourne. Buried in ST. VENANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 2.

RIGNALL

Albert [Bartingale]

Private 14774, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action on Saturday 28th April 1917. Aged 25. Same date of death as Albert Phillips. Both were killed during a fruitless attack on the Chemical Works at Roeux, near Arras. Born Longstanton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Honor Rignall of Longstanton and the late John Rignall. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See the 11th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment Resource Guide.

SMITH

Lewis

possibly Lewis SMITH, Private 8319, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 4th March 1915. Aged 21. Born Exning, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George and Julia Smith, of 19, Union Lane, Old Chesterton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

1939-1945
Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:
KEEP

Frederick

Sergeant 526542, 104 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 29th July 1943. Aged 27. Son of Frederick and Mary Arm Keep; nephew of Mr. J. Keep, of Long Stanton, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 8, Column 2.

KENNETT

John Nevil Pollard

Lieutenant 130024, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 8th March 1942. Aged 22. Son of the Revd. Edward John Benedict Manners Kennett, M.A., B.D., and G. Evelyn Kennett, of St. Paul's Vicarage, Fairhaven, Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire. Scholar of Queen's College, Cambridge. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 8. Row E. Grave 12.

WAYMAN

Cyril

Probably: Sapper 2070820, 204 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 26th September 1944. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Wayman; husband of Mary Charlotte Wayman, of Blofield, Norfolk. Buried in MILSBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands. Plot II. Row D. Grave 10.

WAYMAN

Frederick [Ernest]

Private 5827143, 13th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool) Regiment. Died 9th April 1943. Aged 23. Son of Smith and Gladys Wayman, of Long Stanton, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 6.

1939-1945
Also buried in Longstanton All Saint's Churchyard:
McLEOD

Donald Ian

Squadron Leader (Pilot) 37413, 7 Squadron. Royal Air Force. Died 3rd October 1941. Aged 25. Son of Kenneth Murray McLeod and Muriel Margaret Thulia McLeod; husband of Margaret McLeod, of Hampstead Garden Suburb, Middlesex.

MARSHALL

Jack Allan

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 925012, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd October 1941.

GREEN

Phillip

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 530614, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24th March 1941. Aged 28.

SHORT

Gilbert Maurice

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 567767, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24th March 1941. Aged 22. Son of Gilbert P. Short and Emily Short, of Surbiton, Surrey.

ROBERTSON

Stuart Alistair Frederick

Squadron Leader (Pilot) 39259, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24th March 1941. Son of Frederick Henry Robertson and Madge Robertson (nee Goodey) of St. Andrew, Jamaica.

WHEELWRIGHT

William Brian

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 41763, 218 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 18th August 1940. Aged 23. Son of Arthur Graham Wheelwright and Sarah Harriet Wheelwright, of Swanage, Dorsetshire.

CLAPPERTON

Robert White

Sergeant (Observer) 530058, 218 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 18th August 1940. Aged 22. Son of James and Janet R. White Clapperton, of Edinburgh.

DENNIS

David Wesley

Sergeant (Observer) 755456, 218 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th August 1940. Aged 21. Son of Arthur Wesley Dennis and Mary Theodora Dennis, of Gosberton, Lincolnshire.

HARRISON

Robert Hawley

Aircraftman 1st Class (Flight Mechanic) 911733, 218 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th August 1940. Aged 23. Son of Robert Stanley and Mary Emmeline Harrison, of Southbourne, Bournemouth, Hampshire.

CLAYTON

Leslie Ernest

Sergeant (Pilot) 745519, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th February 1941. Aged 24. Son of Ernest and Gladys Clayton; husband of Iris May Clayton, of Chaddesden, Derbyshire.

Post World War 2
Also buried in Longstanton All Saint's Churchyard:
HARDING

Albert John

Corporal 1333104, RAF Oakington, Royal Air Force. Died 27th March 1950. Aged 27. Born 3rd May 1922 in Woodford, Essex.

WATSON

John Malcolm

Pilot Officer 582669, RAF Oakington, Royal Air Force. Died 29th April 1952. Aged 22. Born 31st December 1929 in Adover, Hampshire.

WEDGE

Geoffrey Antony

Pilot Officer 1897513, RAF Oakington, Royal Air Force. Died 24th June 1952. Aged 26. Born 3rd July 1925 at Kettering, Northamptonshire.

PEDLEY

Vernon Don

Pilot Officer 2520722, RAF Oakington, Royal Air Force. Died 25th November 1952. Aged 22. Born 19th May 1930 in Derby.

HART

Maurice James

Flying Officer 3507982, RAF West Malling, Royal Air Force. Died 19th August 1953. Aged 20. Born 8th November 1952 in Charlton, London.

GODDARD

Peter Thomas

Sergeant 3507435, RAF Okaington, Royal Air Force. Died 11th April 1952. Aged 19. Born 17th April 1932 in Chadwell Heath, Essex.

PATRICK

Alan William Rpbert

Pilot Officer 1864591, RAf Oakington, Royal Air Force. Died 13th August 1952. Aged 27. Born 30 December 1924 in Camberwell, London.

HEDGER

Frederick James

Leading Aircraftman 2463439, RAf Oakington, Royal Air Force. Died 13th January 1953. Aged 21. Born 22nd October 1931 in Horsham, Sussex.

BRADBURY

Thomas William

Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force Regiment (retired). Died 20th April 1975. Aged 45.

Last updated 9 January, 2010

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