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LONGSTOWE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2 - Rolls of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards

On the approach to the church is a lych gate. Within the lych gate, on the left as you enter, is a list of those men of Longstowe who served in World War 1 and beside those that died are the letters 'R.I.P.'. There is no monument for World War 2 but there are two graves within the cemetery. The list below shows all who served and those that died with details.The Roll of Honour reads:

Lych Gate Outside St. Mary the Virgin
Roll of Honour is inside.
Roll of Honour inside lych gate.
Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2000

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
FOR GOD, KING
AND COUNTRY
ROLL OF HONOUR
1914-1918
LONGSTOWE

ALCOCK
Ernest Charles
 
In 1911 Ernest Charles Alcock was aged 11, son of Mary Jane Alcock (a widow), born and resident Longstowe.
ASHBEY
Frederick Harold


RIP

Private G/47259, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who was killed in action on Thursday, 21st March 1918. Born Fulham, enlisted Hitchin, resident Westminster. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15
ASHBEY
L G
 
 
BRISCOE, M.C.
Richard G
 

Captain, of Longstowe Hall. As a 2nd Lieutenant he was awarded the Military Cross (M.C.); he carried a message after a sniper had already killed two runners. [Source: Hunts Post 2nd November 1917.] In the 1901 census he was the son of William and Amy Brisoce, aged 7, born Breewood, Staffordshire, resident The Hall, Longstowe. His birth was registered in the July to September Quarter 1893 in the Cannock, Staffordshire Registration District.

BRISTOW
Walter George
 
In the 1911 census he was the nephew of Ernest William Peacock, aged 11, born Great Yarmouth and resident Bellams Farm, Longstowe. His birth was registered in the January to March Quarter 1900 in the Yarmouth, Nordolk Registration District.
CHILDERLEY
W
 
 
COOK
C
 
 
COOK
E
 
 
COOK
Ernest William
 
In the 1911 census he was the son of William and Ellen Cook, aged 14, a Farm Labourer, born and resident Longstowe.
COOK
Harry [Edward]
 
In the 1911 census Harry Edward Cook was the son of William and Ellen Cook, aged 12, born and resident Longstowe.
COOK
Oliver
 
In the 1911 census Oliver Cook was aged 33, unmarried, a Domestic Gardener, born Longstowe, living with his widowed father, Reyben, on Old North Road, Longstowe. 
COOPER
Albert
 
In the 1911 census Albert Cooper was aged 22, a Labourer, born Longstowe, resident with his mother, Adelaide, and brother, John, in Longstowe. 
COOPER
E
 
 
COOPER
Frederick Walter


RIP

Private 38719, 4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment who died on Friday, 15th November 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Longstowe, enlisted London. Son of Edward and Ann Cooper, of Water End Rd., Maulden, Ampthill, Beds.; husband of Florence Cooper. Native of Longstowe, Cambs. In the 1911 census he is living with his parents, aged 18, a Labourer on Farm, born and resident Longstowe. Formerly 051114, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in PERREUSE CHATEAU FRANCO BRITISH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 4.
COOPER
John
 
In the 1911 census John Cooper was aged 16, a Labourer, born Longstowe, resident with his mother, Adelaide, and brother, Albert, in Longstowe. 
COOPER
Lawrence [H]


RIP

Gunner 37411, 120th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who died of wounds on Friday, 8th November 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Longstowe, enlisted Cambridge. Son of William and Sarah Cooper, of Station Rd., Longstowe, Cambs. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row C. Grave 22.
COSFORD
Arthur
 
In the 1911 cenus Arthur Cosford was aged 29, a Horse Man on Farm, married for 9 years to Beatrice, born Longstowe, resident Old North Road Longstowe Cambridgeshire with three sons and two daughters.
COSFORD
C
 
 
COSFORD
J
 
 
DICKERSON
William
 
In the 1911 census he was the son of Jospeh and Maercy Pratt Dickerson, aged 17, a Farm Labourer, born and resident Longstowe.
FORD
H
 
 
FRANKHAM
Alfred Ructen
 
In the 1911 census he was the son of Alfred and Mary Agatha Frankham, aged 16, a Stockman, born Ealing Dean, London, and resident Longstowe.
FRANKHAM
Horace Leonard
 
In the 1911 census he was the son of Alfred and Mary Agatha Frankham, aged 13, a House Boy, born and resident Longstowe.
FRANKHAM
William John


RIP

Lance Corporal 3/8709, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 3rd August 1916. Aged 20. Born Longstowe, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Alfred and Mary Agatha Frankham, of Long Stow, Cambs. In the 1911 census he was the son of Alfred and Mary Agatha Frankham, aged 15, a Ploughman, born and resident Longstowe. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

GIDDINGS
Albert Kidman
 
In the 1911 census Albert Kidman was the son of Fred and Alice Jane Kidman, aged 18, a Farm Labourer, born and resident Longstowe. 
GIDDINGS
Charles Victor
 
In the 1911 census Charles Victor Kidman was the son of Fred and Alice Jane Kidman, aged 13, a Farm Labourer, born and resident Longstowe. In the 1901 census he is the son of Frederick and Alice J Giddings, aged 3, born Longstowe and resident High Street, Longstowe.
GIDDINGS
Sidney
 
His birth was registered in the Caxton, Cambridgshire Registration District July to September 1885. In the 1901 census he is the son of Mary Giddings (a widow), aged 16, an Ordinary Agricultural Labourer, born Longstowe, resident High Street, Longstowe.
GIDDINGS
Walter
 

In the 1911 census Walter Giddings was aged 22, a Farm Labourer, born Longstowe, resident with his Uncle and Aunt, John and Martha Ann, in Longstowe. In the 1901 census he is with is grandmother, Mary Giddings in the High Street, Longstowe, aged 12, born Longstowe.

GOLDSMITH
George
 
In the 1911 census George Goldsmith had been married 3 years to May, he was a farm labourer, aged 24, born Holt, Norfolk, resident Old North Road Longstowe.
HARDY
Arthur L
 
In the 1911 census Arthur Hardy was the son of Albert and Helen Hardy, aged 18, a Coal Carter, born and resident Longstowe.  
HARDY
Ben
 
In the 1911 census Ben Hardy was the son of Albert and Helen Hardy, aged 12, born and resident Longstowe. 
HARDY
W
 
 
HARRISON
A
 
 
HART
Arthur James


RIP

Private 23762, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 12th August 1916. Aged 20. Born Longstowe, enlisted Tebworth hall, Cambridgeshire. Son of Mrs. J. Hart, of Longstowe, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
HART
John
 
In the 1911 census John Hart was aged 12, at School, born Longstowe, resident with his mother and father, William James and Matilda, in Longstowe.
HAYNES
C
 
 
JOYCE
A
 
 
LITCHFIELD
Sidney
 
In the 1911 census Sidney Litchfield was unmarried, aged 34, a Platelayer, born Bourn, resident Old North Road Longstowe.
MARSHALL
W
 
 
NEAL
Walter
 
In the 1911 census Walter Neal is the son of Albert and Louisa Neal, aged 12, born and resident Longstowe.
NOYCE
W
 
 
PAUL
F
 
In the 1911 census Florence Elizabeth Paul was unmarried, aged 20, a Kitchenmaid at Longstowe Hall, born Cambridge.
PEACOCK
Ernest William
 
In the 1911 census Ernest William Peacock was the head of the family, aged 36, a Farmer, born Lolworth, Cambridgeshire, resident bellams Farm, Longstowe.
PIPER
Percy Rupert
 
In the 1911 census Percy Rupert Piper was single, aged 20, Assisting in his Father's Coal Merchant Business, born Bourn, resident, with his parents Harry and Alice, in Beaconsfield House, Old North Road, Longstowe.
POULTNEY
C
 
 
SCOTT
C
 

Captain

SCOTT
E S J
 

Captain

SCOTT
M
 
 
SHARP
Frederick Arthur Hamilton


RIP

Lieutenant, 51st Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery attached to Staff who was killed in action on Wednesday, 30th October 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mrs. I. E. Sharp, of 85, Woodside, Wimbledon, London. and the late Lt. Col. F. L. Sharp, C.M.G. (Royal Field Artillery), killed in action Aug., 1916 (see below). Buried in LA VALLEE-MULATRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot/Row Section A. Grave 36.

SHARP, CMG
Frederick Leonard


RIP

Lieutenant Colonel, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery who was killed in action on Sunday, 13th August 1916. Aged 49. Son of the Rev. J. P. Sharp, M.A.; husband of Jeannie Sharp; father of Frederick Arthur Hamilton Sharp (above). CMG. Buried inDANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 21.

STANLEY
A S W
 

Lieutenant Colonel

STANLEY
A W W
 

Lieutenant

STANLEY
Charles S B W
 

Lieutenant. In the 1901 census he is aged 9, son of Charles W amnd Helen M W Stanley, born 81 Albert Hall Mansions, London, resident Longstowe House, Longstowe.

STANLEY
Charles Wentworth
 

Major. Who's Who Cambridgeshire 1912 reads: J.P., D.L., M.A.; Chairman of Caxton and Arrington Board of Guardians; Chairman of Caxton and Arrington District Council; County Councillor, Cambridgeshire; Member of the Cambridgeshire Education Committee; President and Hon. Treasurer West Cambs. Conservative and Unionist Association. Address-Merton Grange, Gamlingay, Sandy. Clubs: Wellington and Cambridge County. Born Feb. 6th, 1860, at Cambridge, son of Sidney and Sara Stanley; educ. Trinity College, Cambridge; married Helen Maud Anderson, step-d. of Sir Henry Wrixon, K.C., K.C.M.G., Raheen, Melbourne, Australia; family, 1 son and 1 d. Hon. Major late 4th Suffolk Regiment (disbanded). Travelled in Australia. Recreation: Politics. Owns 200 acres in Cambs.

THOMPSON
Frank
 
In the 1911 census he was the son of Henry and Edith Thompson, aged 28, Cowman on Farm, born and resident Longstowe.
THOMPSON
H
 

Sergeant

THOMPSON
J
 
 
WARD
A E
 
 
WARD
G
 
 
WARD
Robert
 
In the 1911 census Robert Ward was aged 17, a Carman, born Longstowe, resident with his mother and father, Samuel and Sarah Ann, in Longstowe.
WARD
W
 
 
WEBB
Maurice George
 
In the 1911 census he was the son of Sanders Radford and Hannah Elizabeth Webb, aged 12, Born Bourn, resident Old North Road, Longstowe.
WHITMORE
J
 
 
WILES
E
 
 
WILES
Harry Oliver
 
In the 1911 census he is the grandson of Walter and Rhoda Wiles, nephew of William John Wiles (below), aged 16, a carter's Labourer, born and resident Longstowe.
WILES
William John
 
In the 1911 census William John Wiles is the son of Walter and Rhodam Wiles, uncle of Harry Oliver (above), a farm Labourer, born and resident Longstowe.
WOLFE
C W
 
 
1939-1945
Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:
COOK
Walter


RIP

Private 5933278, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 4 June 1943. Aged 33. Son of William Henry and Ellen Charlotte Cook, of Newnham, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is 9 months old, son of William and Ellen Cook, born and resident Longstowe. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row P. Grave 36.

PETITT
Clarence Leslie


RIP

[Listed as PETIT on memorial and PETTIT on census] Serjeant 5946673, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 2 June 1943. Aged 35. Son of William and Susan Pettit; husband of Adeline Beatrice Pettit, of Longstowe, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 3, son of William and Susan Pettit, born Bourn, resident Bourn. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B3. Row N. Grave 3.
UNWIN
Sidney John


RIP

Private 5933281, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 3 December 1943. Aged 24. Son of Mrs. F. Unwin, of Shenley, Hertfordshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 6. Row A. Grave 2.

GRAVES IN CHURCH CEMETERY
1939-1945

COOK
Samuel


RIP

Serjeant 5933277 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 21st April 1946. Age 33. Son of William Henry and Ellen Charlotte Cook, of Longstowe; husband of Edith Cook, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Buried in LONG STOWE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.

CWGC Grave reads:

5933277 Serjeant
S. COOK
The Suffolk Regiment
21st April
1946
Age 33.

GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

GILLIAN
M E


RIP

Captain, 153rd (Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment Royal Artillery. Died 10th February 1943. Aged 31. His wife Grizel FYFE, 1915-1948, is buried beside him.

Last updated 28 December, 2013

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