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MELBOURN - Roll of Honour

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1914-1918

Edgar Rial ABREY

Pioneer 491799 3rd Field Survey Coy Royal Engineers. Baptised 11th August 1895, killed in action on Monday 28th October 1918, killed by a shell whilst standing outside his billet. Enlisted Hertford, resident Melbourn. Formerly 1670 East Anglian Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial). Buried in Vendegies Cross Road British Cemetery Bermerain Nord France. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Edgar Ernest BROWN

Private 235341, "D" Company, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action Wednesday, 10th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born Somersham, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Formerly 203044, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Richard Brown, of Flora House, Somersham, Hunts.; husband of Alfreda Brown, of 43, Upton Rd., Torquay, Devon. Buried in MORBECQUE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 6. See also Melbourn All Saints and Somersham (Hunts) Roll.

John BURTON

Private 28706, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died on Wednesday, 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Hayden, Cambs (sic), enlisted Melbourn. Formerly S/4/158768 R.A.S.C. Son of Edward and Helen E. Burton, of Mill Lane, Melbourn. Buried in ERQUELINNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Erquelinnes, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave 89. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Arthur H CARTER

No further information currently. See also Melbourn All Saints.

George William CATLEY

[W G CATLEY on memorial] Corporal G/36722, 2/20th London Regiment, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds Monday, 2nd September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Son of Mrs. Polly Catley, of The Moor, Melbourn. Born Melbourn, enlisted Hartley, Witney, Hants, resident South Farnborough, Hants. Formerly S/4/094371, R.A.S.C. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. F. 25. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Henry Brodie DAY

2nd. Lieutenant, "C" Coy. 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 4th February 1918. Son of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Day, of Greenhill Farm, Melbourn. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Grave IV. A. 22. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Frank William DAY

Private 41050, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 9th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Melbourn, resident and enlisted Hitchin, Herts. Son of Frank E. and Flora Day, of East Terrace, Drury Lane, Melbourn. Formerly 29947, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ATHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave E. 17. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Charles DODKIN

Private 1813 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment attached 2nd/4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 22nd June 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Melbourn, enlisted Royston, Herts. Son of George Dodkin, of Melbourne Heath Farm, Royston, Herts. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave VI. Q. 65. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Charles FORDHAM

Lance Sergeant 742, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Friday, 7th July 1916 in France & Flander. Age 31. Son of Charles James Fordham, of Melbourn, Cambs, and the late Mary Jane Fordham. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Lionel Beaufoy FROST

Private 4062, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 30th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Baldock, Herts, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. S. J. Frost, of 23, Melbourne St., Royston, Herts. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Ernest John GREEN

Gunner 114343, 180th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home Wednesday, 5th January 1916. Age 18. Born Melbourn, enlisted Cricklewood, Middlesex. Son of James Ernest and Sarah Green, of Dolphin Lane, Melbourn. Buried in Melbourn Burial Ground. West Section. Grave 273. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Frederick C GREEN

Private 331031, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds Wednesday, 28th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Melbourn, enlisted Royston, resident Kilowna, British Columbia, Canada. Formerly 265267, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in MARTINPUICH BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave A. 6. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Jesse GUIVER

Private 73441, 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday, 23rd March 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born Melbourn, enlisted Nottingham, resident Netherfield, Notts. Formerly 190736, Royal Engineers. Son of Jesse and Annie Guiver, of Melbourn, Cambs. Husband of Ellen Guiver, of 23, Wallet St., Netherfield, Nottingham. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. E. 53. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Thomas GUIVER

Sergeant 5277, 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales Own), Household Cavalry. Killed in action Friday, 6th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Born and resident Melbourn, enlisted Royston. Husband of Jane Guiver, of Dolphin Lane, Melbourn. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3. See also Melbourn All Saints.

William Charles HARPER

Sergeant 265438, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday, 11th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Melbourn, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave P. IX. H. 12B. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Albert HOLLAND

Sergeant 17108, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 18th December 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Melbourn, enlisted Royston, Herts. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holland, of Garden Cottage, New Rd., Melbourn. Commemoratedon YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Melbourn All Saints.

William Charles HOWES

Sapper 69408 128th Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Friday, 31st December 1915. Age 33. Son of William Bentley Howes and Maria Howes, of Melbourn, Cambs; husband of Elizabeth Jane Howes, of 10, Ivy Cottages, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middx. Buried in ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Nord, France. Grave I. G. 2. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Charles Henry HUGGINS

Private 40267, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 14th August 1917. Enlisted Cambridge, resident Melbourn. Formerly 3437 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Melbourn All Saints.

William Thomas JACKLIN

Private G/19003, 6th Battalion Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Monday, 9th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Shepreth, resident Melbourn. Formerly G/20324, 28th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Arthur KING

No further information currently. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Frederick James KING

L/Cpl 8534, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born and resident Melbourn, enlisted Royston. Brother of Mr. C. J. King, of Mortlock St., Melbourn. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Walter LEE

No further information currently. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Walter Alfred LITTLECHILD

Private 20395, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born meldreth, enlisted Cambridg. Buried in GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Grave IX. L. 7. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Albert NEGUS

[Alfred Negus on memorial] Private 18548, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 24th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Melbourn. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Samuel NORTHROP

Private 20764, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 10th January 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Harston, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. B. II. See also Melbourn All Saints.

George PATEMAN

possibly ERNEST GEORGE HENRY PATEMAN Private 131249 51st Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Inf) who died on Wednesday, 23rd October 1918. MAING COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION., Nord, France B. 27. or HAROLD GEORGE PATEMAN Private 300192 7th Bn., Essex Regiment who died on Friday, 2nd November 1917. JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 33 to 39. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Frederick George PEPPER

Private 25018, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday, 28th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Melbour. Age 30. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Pepper, of Dolphin Lane, Melbourn. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Grave XVI. F. 2. See also Melbourn All Saints.

William Henry PULLEN

(Acting) Corporal 23636, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 27th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Meldreth, enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25. See also Melbourn All Saints.

John William REED

Private G/21093, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Monday, 14th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Preston, Herts, resident and enlisted Melbourn. Formerly 26766, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Robert H REED

Private 72110, 2/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds Sunday, 30th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Melbourn, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Reed, of High St., Melbourn. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VI. C. 14. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Louis ROBINSON

[Spelt Lewis on CWGC] Gunner 94042 279th Siege By., Royal Garrison Artillery who died on Thursday, 29th November 1917. Age 32. Son of Lewis and Elizabeth Ann Robinson; husband of Elizabeth Vellam (formerly Robinson), of Melbourn. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XII. B. 5. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Harold E RUMBOLD

Private 41087, 7/8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died on Thursday, 4th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Melbourn, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 26583, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. E. 56. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Frederick SAUNDERSON

Rifleman A/200593, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifles Corps. Died on Monday, 5th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born West Wratting, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 6177, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Husband of E. R. Saunderson, of 34, Ainsworth St., Cambridge. Buried in LA NEUVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Grave B. 61. See also Melbourn All Saints.

James SAUNDERSON

Private 15975, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born West Wratting, enlisted Royston. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Alfred H SMITH

possibly Alfred Horace Smith, Private 24168, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment (SDGW gives Cambridgeshire Regiment). Died of wounds Wednesday, 17th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born St Barnabas, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Alfred and Emily Smith, of Cambridge. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. D. 23A. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Joseph SMITH

No further information currently. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Harry SQUIRES

possibly HARRY SQUIRES, Private 877 33rd Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F who died on Thursday, 7th June 1917. PONT-D'ACHELLES MILITARY CEMETERY, NIEPPE, Nord, France. I. B. 8. or HARRY SQUIRES Sapper 121985 180th Tunnelling Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Saturday, 30th March 1918. POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10 to 13. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Job STANFORD

Private 59344, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 29th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Melbourn, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE, Aisne, France. Grave I. A. 11. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Frederick THROSSELL

No further information currently. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Stanley J WALDOCK

Rifleman (Lance Corporal) R/38093, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Wednesday, 22nd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born and enlisted Melbourn. Son of William and Emma Waldock, of Dolphin Lane, Melbourn. Formerly 24179 Suffolk Regiment, TR/13/21338 108th T.R. Battalion. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. C. 19. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Percy WEDD

Guardsman 27474, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Sunday, 24th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Melbourn, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Arthur and Louisa Wedd, of Dolphin Lane, Melbourn. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also Melbourn All Saints.

William WILLINGS

possibly T W WILLINGS Private 203343 2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment who died on Monday, 24th June 1918. NEUF-BRISACH COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Haut-Rhin, France. VII. 9. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Rydal Sidney Lockhart WING

Private 242696, 2/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Resident Melbourn, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 4521, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Brother of Miss J. E. Wing, of 10, Park St., Mayfair, London. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. K. 16. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Alfred John WINTER

Private 35100, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 11th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born, resident and enlisted Melbourn. Son of William and Sarah Winter, of Melbourn. Formerly 27107, Suffolk Regiment. Commemortaed on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39. See also Melbourn All Saints.

Fred WINTER

probably Frederick Winter, Private 326476, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 5th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 3827, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VI. K. 16. See also Melbourn All Saints.

"World War 1939 - 1945"

Douglas Alfred BACON

Flying Officer 151232 Air Bomber 50 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 22nd May 1944. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Grave 26. F. Joint grave 15-16.

William BARRON

No further information currently

Howard BURTON

possibly Howard Friezelle Burton, DFC and Bar, DSO Wing Commander 33227 Royal Air Force who died on Thursday, 3rd June 1943. Age 26. Croix de Guerre (France). Son of Major Louis Burton and Edith Jane Burton; husband of Jean Ferelith Maxwell Burton, of West Humble, Surrey. Awarded the Sword of Honour, 1936, R.A.F. College, Cranwell. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 118.

Frederick Ernest Charles BUTCHER

Serjeant 5933377 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 15th February 1942. Age 24. Son of Charles and Kate Butcher; husband of Winifred Maud Butcher, of Melbourn. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Grave 11. D. 7.

Percival Leonard HOLLAND

Serjeant 5933265 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 12th September 1944. Age 37. Son of Charles and Lizzie Holland; husband of Gwendoline F. Holland, of Saffron Walden, Essex. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 57.

[Kenneth] Robert REE

Gnr. 296 Bty., 66 H.A.A., Reg., Royal Artillery, d 7/8/1942, age 35, buried: CALCUTTA (BHOWANIPORE) CEMETERY, India. Son of Robert and Margaret Ree; husband of Joan E. M. Ree, of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire.

William Oswald Impey SMITH

Driver T/268967 Royal Army Service Corps attd. 85 Anti-Tank Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Monday, 25th October 1943. Age 31. Son of William and Ethel May Smith, of Melbourn. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 4. C. 37.

Roy William STAMFORD

Lance Corporal 14272269 The Hallamshire Bn., York and Lancaster Regiment who died on Sunday, 5th November 1944. Age 24. Son of William Arthur and Eleanor Fanny Stamford; husband of Lilian Maude Stamford, of Melbourn. Buried in ROOSENDAAL-EN-NISPEN ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Row B. Grave 9.

William THOMPSON

No further information currently

Cyril James WEBB

Lance Corporal 5933244 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Saturday, 11th October 1941. Age 25. Buried in the West Section of Melbourn Burial Ground, Grave 822.

William George WILKINS

Corporal S/94105 Royal Army Service Corps who died on Monday, 17th June 1940. Age 24. Son of Harry and Ellen Rebecca Wilkins; husband of Elsie Wilkins, of Melbourn. Buried in NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L'ILE (L'HERBAUDIERE) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Vendee, France. Sp. Mem. Row A. Grave 9

Cecil WINTER

possibly Cecil Winter, Corporal T/214643 Royal Army Service Corps who died on Friday, 10th November 1944. Age 36. Buried in MELDOLA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave I, B, 8. or Cecil Robert Winter, Sapper 1868463 Royal Artillery Royal Engineers who died on Monday, 27th May 1940. Age 33. Buried in MALO-LES-BAINS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 2 (1939-45), Grave 11.

Thomas A WRIGHT

possibly Thomas Arthur Wright, Private 5933267 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 5th September 1943. Age 33. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 4. D. 2.

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Leslie A LITTLECHILD

No further information currently

3 November 2001

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