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MANEA - Roll of Honour

Memorial unveiled April 1920.

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown

The memorial can be found outside the St Nicholas church, High Street, Manea. It takes the form of a plain Latin granite cross with a diagnonal wreath standing on a four-stepped base. There are 39 names listed for World War 1 and 9 for World War 2. The memorial was originally unveiled and dedicated 25th April 1920; it cost £270 to erect.

(The Cambridgeshire Times of 1920/21 details the unveiling of the Manea Primitive Methodist Chapel memorial. Most of the men named (about 10 to 12) are on the main Manea, but there were perhaps four or five who were not neither are they on other local memorials. Does anyone know if this memorial still exists, and if so where)

1914-1918
LEST WE FORGET
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN
MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
ALSO THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE
OF THEIR COUNTRY
1939-1945

BEEKEN

Harry

16982 Lance Corporal 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28-3-18, age 21. Son of Thomas & Hannah Beeken, The Green. Formerly 11th Suffolk Regiment. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

BRADSHAW

Richard H

15512 Corporal 9th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25-9-15. Fiance of Miss Dora Muffitt, Manea. Son of Mrs Hannah Bradshaw. Loos Memorial, France.

BUTTERISS

Charles

16981 Private 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 17-7-16, age 22. Son of Edward & Jane Butteriss, of Bedlam Farm. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

CARTER

Walter

10682 Private 1st East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8-5-17, age 23. Youngest son of Mrs Carter, High Street. Arras Memorial, France.

CLARKE

Ernest William

23784 Private 8th Suffolk Regiment. died of wounds 16-10-16, age 21. Elder son of Frederick & Fanny Clarke, Clay Pits. Contay British Cemetery, Contay, France.

COOPER

Fred

1916. No further information.

COOPER

Albert

34939 Private 9th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. died of wounds 3-9-17 (wounded 7-8-17), age 29. Son of Samuel & Rebecca Cooper, Ten Mile Bank, Hilgay. Husband of Bertha Delina Cooper, Fodder Fen. Formerly Norfolk Regiment. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Listed as Alfred in SDGW.

COX

Archibald

G/61432 Private 13th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 4-9-17, age 25. Formerly 75600 Royal West Surrey Regiment. Husband of Alice Cox, of Colony Farm, Welney. Native of Manea. Bus House Cemetery, Belgium.

CULLIP

John ('Jack') William

25449 Pte (Signaller), 12th (Bermondsey) East Surrey Rgt (Signal Section). Killed in action 7-6-17, age 21. Son of Herbert & Elizabeth Cullip, High Street. Member of Manea Silver Band. Bus House Cemetery, Belgium.

EDWARDS

Thomas

G/60074 Private 3/4th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. died of wounds 5-11-17, age 41. Son of William & Elizabeth Edwards, Westfield Rd. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium.

ELLINOR

Henry Ambrose

16971 Private 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 17-10-17, age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Johnson Ellinor, Cemetery Road. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

GRAY

George Henry

13753 Private 99th company Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 1-8-16, age 25. Son of Henry & Catherine Gray. Husband of Daisy Gray, School Lane. Formerly 18840 Suffolk Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

HAMILTON

Ronald Eric

2nd Lt, 1st Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23-4-17, age 20. Son of Dr and Mrs Hamilton, The Elms. Arras Memorial, France.

HAWES

James

211834 Gunner, D Bty, 170th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died influenza 5-4-19 (4th Stationary Hospital, Longuenesse), age 29. Fourth son of Alfred & Elizabeth Hawes, The Fifties Farm, Manea. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

HAYLETT

George

29270 Private C Company, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19-1-17, age 25. Husband of M M Pearson (formerly Haylett). Husband of Mrs Haylett, Purls Bridge. Struma Military Cemetery, Greece.

HILL

Arthur

16975 Private 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2-6-16, age 20. Son of Alfred & Jane Hill, Witcham Farm. Becourt Military Cemetery. (Brother of below).

HILL

Alfred

8942 Private 2nd Suffolk Regiment. died of wounds 18-8-16, age 22. Son of Alfred & Jane Hill, Witcham Farm. Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, France. (Brother of above).

KENT

Job Henry

233839 Gunner, D Bty, 310th Bde, Royal Artillery. 7-12-18. Son of Harry & Eliza Kent, of Welney. Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France. (also listed Welney)

KIRBY

John

16974 Dvr, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. died of wounds 16-4-18, age 19. Son of Mr & Mrs George Kirby, Old Crown Inn, Manea. Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium.

KIRBY

William

20342 Corporal 14th Suffolk Regiment. died of wounds 9-11-18 (Norwich, wounded 30-8-18), age 27. Son of George & Emily Kirby. Manea Cemetery.

LARKINS

George Rose

50846 Private 5th Suffolk Regiment. Drowned 25-8-18 (Eygpt). Son of George Rose Larkins. Formerly TR/13/74193 Training Reserve. Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.

MARSHALL

Harry

14622 Private 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-3-18. Second son of Mrs Stacey, Upwell Rd, March. Groom to Dr Black, of Manea. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

MASON, MM

Josiah

7336 Sgt, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17. Awarded Military Medal in 1916. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

MINETT

Herbert R

G/27348 Private 2/4th Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 4-11-17 (Eygpt), age 40. Son of Thomas & Mary Ann Minett. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

MOAT

Leonard

76206 Gunner, 156th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 8-4-17, age 22. Horsekeeper, exemption disallowed March 1916. Only son of George & Mary Moat, Westfield. Avesnes-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Photograph Copyright © Barry Cundell 2010

NEWBY

Walter

G/24726 Private 6th East Kent Regiment. missing, Killed in action 30-11-17. Only son of Mr & Mrs Newby, School Lane. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.

NEWMAN

Henry ('Harry') G

9129 Private 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23-12-15, age 25. Son of George Newman, 1 New Street, Cambridge. Baker for Mr J C Pocock, Manea. Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France.

NEWELL

Valentine

16968 Corporal C Company, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27-3-18, age 21. Son of Thomas and Rose E Newell, Vyner Villa, West Field. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

PEARSON

George

8902 Acting Corporal 12th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 6-1-18. Son of Joseph Pearson, Purl's Bridge. Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

PHILLIPS

James Albert

15515 Private 9th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25-9-15, age 26. Loos Memorial, France.

POPE

George H

S/29545 Rfn, B company, 16 platoon, 2nd Rifle Brigade. Missing, Killed in action 28-5-18. Lived Field Road. Son of Henry & Susan Pope. Formerly 18838 Suffolk Regiment. Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

RICHARDSON

David William

153297 Gunner, 17th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Wounded 9-10-18, died of wounds 10-11-18 at Tooting Military Hospital, age 29. Lived Welches Dam. Manea Cemetery.

RUSH

Herbert

5459 Private 11th Royal Fusiliers. died of wounds 12-11-16, age 37. Son of William & Maggie Rush. Husband of Mrs Rush, School Lane. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.

SMART

George F

M/300666 Private 406th Mechanical Transport Coy, Army Service Corps, attached 73rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Wounded 21-7-17, died of wounds 26-7-17, age 41. Son of George & Sarah Smart, of Glen House, Welney. Husband of Mrs Smart, 28 Cambridge Rd, Walthamstow, London. Grandson of 'Turkey' Smart, the Fen skater. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium. (Brother of below)

SMART

Herbert James

M2/084095 Pte (engine driver), Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps. Wounded 24-3-18, died of wounds 25-3-18, age 23. Traction engine driver, conditional exemption (CT 3-3-16) . Son of George & Sarah Ann Smart, of Glen House, Welney. Husband of Nelly Smart, of High St, Manea. Grandson of 'Turkey' Smart, the Fen skater. Nelly remarried to Oliver Wright and their son A O Wright appears on the war memorial lists for 1939-45 at Manea and Wimblington. St Hilaire Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. (Brother of above)

SMARTE

John Richard

3/10079 Private A company, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Reservist. Killed in action 22-1-16, age 39. Son of William Smart. Husband of Rosanna Smart, Cemetery Rd. Spoilbank Cemetery, Belgium.

WALKER

G

2935 Lance Corporal 8th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 30-4-16, age 35. Son of Mr & Mrs Walker, Cemetery Rd, Manea. Husband of Lilian Walker, 10 Stamford Brook Rd, Hammersmith, London. Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Belgium.

WAYMAN

John William

44652 Private 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. died of wounds (gas) 9-9-18, age 198. Son of Wilfred & Emily Wayman, Field Road. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Somme, France.

YOUNG

Alfred

16965 Lance Corporal 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. died of wounds 1-7-16, age 21. Second son of Alfred Job Young, Royal Standard, High Street. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

1939-45

BONNETT

Albert Francis

Private 1465982, 2nd Essex Regiment. Killed in action 6-10-44, age 19. Second son of Mr & Mrs James Bonnett, of Station Rd, Manea. Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Limburg, Belgium.

GRAHAM

Joseph D

Private Joseph, 5933905, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 12-9-44, age 25, Prisoner of War. Adopted son of Mrs M R Smalley, of Lesidera, The Green, Manea. Father was Killed in World War One. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

HOWE

Arthur

Lance Corporal 5925027, 1st Suffolk Regiment. 28-5-40, age 28. Son of Thomas William & Mary Ann Howe, of High St, Manea. Reservist, recalled 1939. Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.

MOATE

Harry

Home Guard. Killed by passing train on Home Guard duty at Delph Bridge 21-6-41. Son of Mrs Moate, School Lane, Manea. Manea Cemetery, Cambs.

NEWTON

David Lloyd

Petty Officer Cook, P/MX 542341, HMS Holcombe, Royal Navy. 12-12-43, age 26. Son of John H & Edith A Newton, of Bournemouth (formerly of Manea). Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

SCOTNEY

William Arthur

Gunner (Driver/mechanic), 1692157, 355 Battery, 108 Light AA Rgt, Royal Artillery. Died in road accident in Scotland 1-4-44, age 24. Son of James Leonard & Florence Scotney, of Westfield Rd, Manea. Manea Cemetery, Cambs.

TAYLOR

Norman William

Private 5933870, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Died of dysentery 31-8-43, age 24, Prisoner of War. Son of Mr W Taylor, Park Rd, Manea. Died at Kanchanaburi Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

TUCK

Arthur James

Private 5933902, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in plane crash between Okinawa & Manila 10-9-45, former Prisoner of War. Son of George William & Eliza Ellen Tuck, of Westfield Rd, Manea. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

WRIGHT

Antony Oliver

Pilot Officer, 158793, 57 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based East Kirkby, Lincs, flew Lancasters. 27-1-44, age 20. Son of Oliver & Nelly Wright, of Wimblington. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Also Wimblington.

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

DUNHAM

H

No further information currently

Last updated 7 January, 2010

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