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ORWELL ST ANDREW WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson
Additional information Camilla von Massenbach

There are two rolls of honour inside the parish church of St. Andrews. These rolls fo honour are glazed, one containing the names for World War 1 and them other the names for World War 2. There are 8 names of those who died in World War 1 and 66 wjho served and returned; for World War 2 there are the names of 35 who served and returned. The rolls were rededicated 8 January 1956,

Photograph Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000

ORWELL
ROLL OF HONOUR AND SERVICE
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED FOR OUR COUNTRY

DASH
Hubert
[Spelt Herbert on CWGC and other searchable sources] Able Seaman J/6403 H.M.S. "Black Prince", Royal Navy who was killed or died as a direct result of enemy action. Wednesday, 31st May 1916. Age 24. Born 11 February 1894 in Royston. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Dash, of Malton Cottages, Meldreth. In the 1911 census he is resident in Portsmouth, aged 17, Boy 1st Class, born 1894, Meldreth. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 12.

Note: HMS "Black Prince" was sunk under fire from several German battleships at the Battle of Jutland. None of the 790 crew survived.

GILL
Edward
Private 5968, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14 November 1916. Aged 31. Enlisted Hertford, resident London Colney. Husband of Sophia Maria Gill, of 7, Victoria Rd. Holloway, London. His birth was registered in the Arpil to June Quarter 1886 in the Caxton Registration District. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, son of Daniel and Mary H Gill, a scholar, born Orwell, resident High Street, Orwell. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, son of Daiel and Mary A Gill, a balbourer at brickworks, born Orwell, resident High Street, Orwell. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, married Sophia Gill (24) with two children, Doris and Harold, he was a general labourer, born Orwell, Cambridgeshire, resident Fern Cottage, Shenley Road, Shenley Lane, White Lion Lane, London Colney. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 1.
SMITH
Henry
[Listed as Harry Smith] Private 26703, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 26th September 1917. Aged 19. Born in Orwell and enlisted in Cambridge. Next of kin, Orwell. Son of George and Clara Smith, of High St., Orwell, Royston. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and 162.
SCOTT
Harry John
Private PW/501 18th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment killed in action on Sunday, 29th October 1916. Age 41. Born and resident Orwell, enlisted Swansea, Glamorgan. Born 1876 in Orwell, at 62 Malton Road (1891 census), son of Joseph Bond and Decima (nee PEARCES) SCOTT of Orwell. Commeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
PARCELL
Frank
Rifleman 532874 15th Battalion, London Regt (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) who died on Tuesday, 24th July 1917. Age 23. Enlisted Wood Green. Brother of Herbert Parcell, of 21, West Beech Rd., Noel Park, Wood Green, London. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XVI. C. 17.

There was a Frank PARCELL born circa August 1890 in Orwell, son of George and Sarah (nee SIMSON) PARCELL but he would have been 24 at the outbreak of War.

SPACKSMAN, MM
George [Thomas]
Acting Corporal 96062, 222nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 27 April 1918. Aged 32. Born Islington, Middlesex (not according to census), enlisted Tottenham, Middlesex. Husband of Susan Spacksman, of 35, Napier Road, Philip Lane, South Tottenham, London. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). In the 1901 census he is the son of James and Bell (sic) Spacksman, aged 15, a Labourer (Navvy), born Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, resident 38 Camden Road, Walthamstow. Buried in CAESTRE MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 19.
SPACKSMAN
William Arthur
Private 18127, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Clapham, Surrey, enlisted Melbourn. Son of Mrs. M. A. Chapman, of Field Barn, Orwell, Royston, Herts. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
THOMPSON
Richard
Private 2992 "A" Coy. 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) killed in action on Monday, 25th March 1918. Age 29. Born Boxowrth, enlisted Cambridge, resident Royston. Son of Richard Thompson, of High St., Orwell. Commeorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 52 to 54
NAMES OF THOSE WHO SERVED
(Shown in six columns)
BAGSTAFF
Horace
No further information currently available
BREAD
Sidney
In the 1911 census there was a Sidney BREED, aged 19, son of John and Hephzibah Breed, aged 19, a carpenter, born Orwell, resident High Street, Orwell. In the 1901 censsu he is listed as Sidney J BREED son of ohn and Hephzibah Breed, aged 9, born Orwell, resident High Street, Orwell. His birth was registered as Sidney John BREED in the July to September Quarter 1891 in the Caxton Registration District.
BAILEY
Archibald
No further information currently available
DASH
John
No further information currently available
DASH
Walter
No further information currently available
DASH
Cornelius
No further information currently available
DASH
Percy Wilfred
No further information currently available
FLACK
George
No further information currently available
FREESTONE
Harry
No further information currently available
FULLER
Ernest
No further information currently available
GILL
Albert
Born 1873/4 in Orwell son of Daniel and Caroline (nee WILLMOT(T)) GILL, brother to Frank below.
GILL
Frank
Born Sep 1880 in Orwell son of Daniel and Caroline (nee WILLMOT(T)) GILL, brother to Albert above.
GIDDINGS
William
Born 1877, died 1945, lived throughout in Orwell son of Ebenezer and Emma (nee DELLER) GIDDINGS. Brother of Frederick below.
GIDDINGS
Frederick
Born 1886 in Orwell, son of Ebenezer and Emma (nee DELLER) GIDDINGS. Brother to William above.
COATES
John
No further information currently available
HAYES
Alfred
possibly: Born 1886, Orwell, son of Robert and Gertrude Isabel (nee GILL) HAYES. last known entry 1891 census residing at 50 High St, Orwell.
HUDDLESTONE
Clement
No further information currently available
HAINES
Charles
No further information currently available
HAINES
Ernest
No further information currently available
HAINES
Edward
No further information currently available
INGREY
Ellis
No further information currently available
JUDE
Herbert
No further information currently available
MERRY
Chandler
No further information currently available
MERRY
Fritz
No further information currently available
MARR
Norrison
No further information currently available
MARR
Charles
No further information currently available
MARR
Duncan
No further information currently available
MILLER
Ernest
No further information currently available
MILLER
William
No further information currently available
MILLER
Percy
No further information currently available
MILLER
Stanley
No further information currently available
MUNNS
Henry
No further information currently available
NEAVES
Leslie
No further information currently available
NEAVES
Sidney
No further information currently available
PEARCE
Wilfred Snr.
No further information currently available
PEARCE
Wilfred Jnr.
possibly Wilfred Ernest PEARCE. Born Orwell 1887, son of Charles and Elizabeth PEARCE. (This may be the entry for 'Snr.').
PEARCE
Charles
There was a Charles PEARCE, born Orwell 1868, son of Charles and Elizabeth PEARCE, who was living at 2 Town Green Road recorded in the 1881 census but this would make his age 56 at the start of the War. He was the brother of Wilfred (Jnr.) above.
PEARCE
Alfred
No further information currently available
PEARCE
Leonard
No further information currently available
PRIME
James
No further information currently available
PRIME
Joseph
No further information currently available
REED
David
possibly Born Orwell 1879, son of Arthur and Isabel Catherine (nee WILMOT(T)). Last known residence in Orwell is in the 1891 census at 41 High Street. Borther of Alfred below.
REED
Alfred
possibly Born Orwell 1883, son of Arthur and Isabel Catherine (nee WILMOT(T)). Last known residence in Orwell is in the 1891 census at 41 High Street. Borther of David above.
SCOTT
Frank W.
No further information currently available
SCOTT
George F.
No further information currently available
SCOTT
William J.
No further information currently available
SCOTT
Arthur
No further information currently available
SMITH
Charles
No further information currently available
WILMOTT
Thomas
possibly Baptised Orwell 1887, son of William and Eliza (nee SOUTH) WILMOTT.
WILKINS
Henry
No further information currently available
WILKINS
Stanley
No further information currently available
WILKINS
Frederick
No further information currently available
WELSH
Frederick
possibly Frederick WELCH born Orwell 1880, son of Samuel and Sarah (nee BREED (BREETE)) WELCH.
WATTS
Alfred
probably Alfred Bertram WATTS, born Orwell 1878, son of Alexander and Elizabeth WATTS. Brother of David below.
WATTS
David
probably David John WATTS, born Orwell 1877, son of Alexander and Elizabeth WATTS. Brother of Alfred above.
WILSHER
Herbert
No further information currently available
WILSHER
Ernest
No further information currently available
WEATHERLY
Walter
No further information currently available

The names of those men from the Village who served in the World War II are recorded separately,
although they form part of the same Roll of Honour

1939 - 1945
NAMES OF THOSE WHO SERVED

BREED
Robert
No further information currently available
BROWN
Joseph
No further information currently available
BURLING
Dennis
No further information currently available
COULSON
Albert
No further information currently available
DASH
Reginald
No further information currently available
FREESTONE
Felix
No further information currently available
FREESTONE
Bernard
No further information currently available
HALL
Edward
No further information currently available
INGREY
Arthur
No further information currently available
INGREY
Edward
No further information currently available
JACOBS
William
No further information currently available
JUDE
Charles
No further information currently available
JUDE
Albert
No further information currently available
KING
Edward
No further information currently available
KNIGHT
Wilfred
No further information currently available
MATTHEWS
Albert
No further information currently available
MILLER
Bruce
No further information currently available
MILLER
Leonard
No further information currently available
MILLER
Norman
No further information currently available
MILLER
Alan
No further information currently available
NEAVES
Arthur
No further information currently available
NEAVES
Frank
No further information currently available
NEAVES
Eric
No further information currently available
PAGRAM
Albert
No further information currently available
PIGG
Leonard
No further information currently available
PRATER
Matthew
No further information currently available
POULSON
Russell
No further information currently available
PRIME
Charles
No further information currently available
SEARLE
Ansell
No further information currently available
THOMPSON
Henry
No further information currently available
WILKINS
Frederick
No further information currently available
WILKINS
Ronald
No further information currently available
 
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BREAD
Margaret
No further information currently available
FLACK
Hilda
No further information currently available
SUTTON
Ruth
No further information currently available

THIS ROLL OF HONOUR, RENEWED AND
REWRITTEN, WAS PRESENTED BY THE
ORWELL BRANCH OF THE BRITISH LEGION
RE-DEDICATED ON SUNDAY 8TH JANUARY 1956

(Signed) EVETTE SUMMERS

Last updated 25 August, 2014

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