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NEWTON, CAMBRIDGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson
additional RFC/RNAS/RAF information David Manning

The war memorial stands at the crossroads on Cambridge Road, Newton, outside the memorial hall. It takes the form of a four sided stone column with a horse trough set at the front which is now filled in and used as a flower bed. There are 55 names listed for World War 1, 46 who served and returned and 9 who gave their lives; for World War 2 there are 2 names listed. The memorial was unveiled 14 November 1920; The stonework was cleaned and the lettering highlighted in 1991.

Photographs Copyright
© Ann Thompson 2000

THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED
BY THE PEOPLE OF NEWTON
IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO BY THE GRACE OF GOD
GAVE THEIR LIVES AND OF
THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE
GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919
AT THE CALL OF THEIR
COUNTRY FOR THE CAUSE
OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND
PEACE THROUGHOUT THE
WORLD.

(On rear face of Memorial)

TO THE UNCONQUERED
DEAD

BAREHAM
Reginald George
Serjeant, 13777, 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 22. Born Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George and Emily Bareham, of Newton, Cambs.; husband of Florence Rosetta Van Stockum (formerly Bareham), of 704, Garden St., Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row G. Grave 2. See also Cambridge County High School
HUNT
Leonard
Lance Corporal, 15212, "B" Coy. 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 21. Born Ely, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Herbert and Emma Hunt, of Newton, Cambridge. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
NEWLING
Sydney Charles
Lance Corporal, 17264, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry who was killed in action on Saturday, 8th July 1916. Aged 21. Born Newton, enlisted Bedford, resident Cambridge. Son of Serjt. and Sarah Newling, of Newton, Cambs. Buried in Vlamertinge Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 10. See also Cambridge Guildhall
READING
Claude Harold
Private, 16850, 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 19. Born Chiswick, Middlesex, enlisted Cambridge.Brother of Mr. C. R. Reading, of 294, Lancaster Rd., North Kensington, London. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
ROGERS
Alexander [Alec]
Private, 103, 54th (1st/1st East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps who died at sea on Friday, 13th August 1915. Age 26. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of George and Alice Rogers, of Newton, Cambridge. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328
ROGERS
Frank
probably Pte. Frank Rogers RAF (24199), husband of E Fuller (formerly Rogers), of Post Office Lane, Newton. Died 6th November 1918. Buried at St. Margaret's, Newton.
SIMONS
Ernest L.
No further information currently available
SPEED
Harry H.
Gunner, RMA/10004, H.Q. (Eastney), Royal Marine Artillery who died on Sunday, 9th February 1919. Age 48. Son of James Speed; husband of Mildred Speed, of 29, Kassassin St., East Southsea, Hants. Born at Trumpington, Cambs. Buried in Portsmouth (Eastney or Highland Road) Cemetery, Hampshir. The grave is in the New Ground. Plot H. Row 10. Grave 3.
WHO DIES IF ENGLAND LIVEAND IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 — 1945
COPLEY
John James Hawke
Pilot Officer, 41258, 41 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on Thursday, 14th September 1939. Age 18. Son of Sqdn. Ldr. Reginald James Copley and Josephine Myra Copley, of Newton. Buried in St. Margaret churchyard, Newton. See also Perse School, Cambridge.
CORNELL
Peter Claude
Private, 14724245, 2nd Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 6th May 1945. Age 19. Son of Alfred and Ann Cornell, of Newton. Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Face 15.
TO THE MEMORY OF’ THE HORSES
WHO HELPED OUR ARMIES TO VICTORY
(On the front of the water trough.)

THEY ALSO SERVED
ANDREWS, Snr.
Ernest
No further information currently.
ANDREWS, Jnr.
Ernest
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ANDREWS
Charles T.
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CORNELL
Alfred
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CORNELL
Frederick
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DAY
James
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FULLER
Albert F.
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FULLER
Esau
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HART
Harold B.
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JONES
Louis
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KNIGHT
William
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LUCAS
John
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LYON
John
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MARKHAM
Harry
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MANSFIELD
Charles
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MANSFIELD
William
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MINNS
David
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NEWLING
William J.
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NORTHROP
Richard
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PINK
Hubert C.
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PINK
William
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PINK
Norris
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PEAT
John
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PEACOCK
John
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PLUCK
Edward J.
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PLUCK
Frederick W.
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STARR
Arthur
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STARR
Thomas
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SMOOTHEY
Bertle J.
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TODD
Albert
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TYRRELL
James
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TYRRELL
Joseph
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TYRRELL
James S.
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ROGERS
Albert
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ROGERS
Cyril
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ROGERS
Frederick G.
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ROGERS
Leonard W.
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ROGERS
Frank F.
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ROGERS
Percy
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ROGERS
Morris
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ROGERS
Reginald A.
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ROGERS
Reuben
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SHARP
John
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SUTTON
Herbert
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WARREN
Alfred
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WHITTAMORE
Alfred J.
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Last updated 7 July, 2014

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