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MILTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme
additional information by Christopher Comber

The memorial is at the junction of Coles road and Fen road, opposite the Jolly Brewers Pub. It takes the form of an obelisk with a flat top and tapering plinth on a single step base. There is also a second memorial in the church which lists additional men. Those marked * appear on both, without appear only on the church memorial and with appear on the village memorial only.

From an old postcard

THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

*
BRANCH
Albert Sidney
Private 22480, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Chettering. Enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
 
CARLTON
George Augustus
Private 28705, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27th November 1917. Born Milton, enlisted Stowmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL Nord, France. Panel 2. See Cambridge Guildhall
 
CARLTON
John Thomas
Private 235383, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th July 1918. Aged 28. Enlisted Cambridge, resident Chesterton. Son of William and Louisa Carlton, of Milton, Cambridge; husband of Nellie Harding (formerly Carlton), of Sun St., Waterbeach, Cambs. Formerly 3810, Cambridgeshire Regiment/ Buried in ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY EXTENSION, FREVENT Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 7. See Cambridge Guildhall
*
DAISLEY
Alexander William Arthur
Leading Seaman, 220345, H.M.S. "Princess Irene", Royal Navy. Lost when the ship blew up off Sheerness 27th May 1915. Born 13 November 1866, in Devon. Enlisted 13 November 1904 for 12 years, aged 16. height 5 feet 1 nch, hair light brown, eyes hazel, complexion fresh. Widow. Lilian, Amelia, 138A, Malins Rd., Landport, Portsmouth. Buried in GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, Kent. Naval. 19. 986. See Cambridge Guildhall
*
FLACK
Morris
Private 2677, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th March 1915. Aged 36. Born Milton, enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Mrs F.E. Flack of Milton,Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 50 & 52.
*
FROMENT
Walter John
Private 117252, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regiment) 8th Brigade. 3rd Canadian Division. Killed in action near Ypres 2nd June 1916. Aged 20. Born 30th May 1895. Son of John & Harriette Froment of The High Street, Milton, Cambridgeshire. Labourer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted nad passed fit 16th March 1915 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada aged 20 years 10 months. Height 5 feet 4½ inches, girth 35 inches, complexion ruddy, eyes grey, hair fair; religion Church of England. Scars on both knees. No known grave. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 30, 32. (Canadian Section). National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3319 - 16
*
HALL
Harry (Henry) Herbert
[Listed as HALLS as well, forename also used as Henry] Private G/22655 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). 24th Division. Killed in action 10th August 1917. Born and enlisted in Cambridge, resident of Milton. Employed as a Monotype Operator by the Cambridge University Press. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels Panel 12 and 14. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge University Press
HUMPHREY
Stanleigh W
[Incorrectly shown as Humphreys on War Memorial should be HUMPHREY]. [Trooper] Private 80248, Essex Yeomanry (confirmed by Petty Sessional Division of Cambridge, Roll of Service, July 1915). Killed in action Saturday 22nd December 1917. Enlisted Colchester, resident Milton, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave II. P. I.
KING
Charles Bertram
Private 65951, 3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 3rd November 1918. Aged 31. Son of John Israel and Elizabeth King. Husband of Mrs King of Fen Rd, Milton. Buried in the West End near right side of main path in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, MILTON, Cambridgeshire.
LANHAM
Harry
Leading Seaman 180373, H.M.S. "Vanguard", Royal Navy. Lost when the dreadnought blew up at anchor in Scapa flow. 9th July 1917. No next of kin. No known grave. Commemorated on The CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 21. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Paul's
 
LARKINS
Arthur F
Rifleman A/200590, 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Wednesday 13th December 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Waterbeach. Formerly 6183, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Giles
*
MANSFIELD
George Henry
Pioneer 128699, 1st Battalion, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 4th July 1916. Aged 23. Born Cambridge. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of William and Julie Mansfield of Cambridge Road, Milton. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 4 and 5.
*
MARTIN
Arthur Robert
Acting Bombadier 27534, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Cambridge. Enlisted Ely. Resident Milton. Died 31st December 1916. Son of Mr and Mrs P Martin of Milton. Aged 27. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMROIAL, Iraq. Panels 4 & 61. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MARTIN
Harvey George
Lance Sergeant 14742, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Born Milton. Died of wounds 17th May 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr H. P. Martin and Mrs E.Martin of High St, Milton. BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 18. See also Cambridge Guildhall
*
MEAD
Fred
Lance Corporal 201303, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regfiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Born Romsey Town, Cambs. Enlisted Waterbeach. Formerly 3945, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TTYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LXVII. Row G. Grave 25. See also Cambridge Guildhall
*
PAYTON
Walter William
Private 14732,11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 29th January 1918. Aged 23. Born Milton. Enlisted Cambridge. lived in the High Street, Milton. Son of Mr & Mrs William Payton, 2nd Eldest of 4 Children according to the 1901 census returns, at the time of his recorded death 29th January 1918, the CWGC gives his date of death as 24th April 1919 that could be the date of his death the earlier date being when listed as Missing, the more likely explanation is that when various POW Cemeteries were drawn together to this one site, he was reburied at Berlin S. W. Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany, Plot IV Row B Grave 4 the date being the re-interrment.
*
ROOKS
William Abraham
Private 24886, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th September 1916. Age 30. Born Milton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Robert and Alice Maria Rooks, of Milton, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
*
WILKIN
Cecil Lancelot
Private 22478, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 19th April 1917. Aged 19. Born Milton. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Edward Thomas and Vashti Ruth Wilkin of Milton, Cambridge. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row Q. Grave 8.
World War 2
1939-1945
 
BUTCHER
Alfred Frank
Sergeant 1881458. Air Gunner. 49 Squadron., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday, 8th January 1945. Aged 36. Son of Alfred Isaac and Rose Butcher. Husband of Grace Hilda Butcher of Cambridge. Buried in VILLENEUVE-ST. GEORGES OLD COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Val de Marne, France. Collective Grave 104.
 
BUTCHER
Charles William
[William Charles on CWGC] Guardsman, "G" Company, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 8th January 1942. Aged 28. Son of Alfred Isaac Butcher and Rosa Butcher, of Milton, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 54.
 
FLACK
Reginald
Private 5827942 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a POW Sunday, 30th May 1943. Aged 25. Son of George and Alice Beatrice Flack of Milton, Cambridgeshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B6 Row B Grave 18.
 
HURST
H G
No information held.
 
MORTLOCK
Vivien Vincent
Flight Sergtean 1322900, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th March 1944. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIALl, Surrey, U. Panel 220.
 
WARNER
Frank Percy
Gunner 1422625. 115 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 18th January 1940. Aged 36. Son of Thomas John and Elizabeth Warner. Husband of Annie Warner of Milton. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, MILTON, Cambridgeshire.

Last update 26 July, 2014

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