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OVER ST MARY - Roll of Honour

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 memorials are inside the parish church of St. Mary.

Photograph Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000

1914-1918
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF OVER
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

Harry ADAMS

Private, 13662, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 20. Son of Henry and Sarah Ann Adams, of Glover St., Over, Cambs. Commemorate on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See Over also.

Albert CONQUEST

Private, 1381411th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 38. Born Over, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Charles and Jane Conquest, of King St., Over, Cambs. Commemorate on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See Over also.

Frank DOGGETT

Private, 572, F. Sqdn., Northamptonshire Yeomanry who died of wounds on Monday, 15th March 1915. Age 25. Born and resident Over, enlisted Peterborough. Son of John and Hephzibah Doggett, of "The Limes," Over, Cambridge. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. D. 22. See Over also.
Charles Woolston DRING

 

Private, 29178, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died of wounds on Monday, 8th October 1917. Age 20. Born and resident Over, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of Woolster and Catherine F. Dring, of Over, Cambridge. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave P. III. F. 6A. See Over also.

Hubert Ernest DINES

Driver, 39646, "Q" Bty., Royal Horse Artillery who died on Saturday, 23rd March 1918. Age 30. Son of Mrs. Bessie Dines, of 2, Stockfield Rd., Streatham, London. Born at Cambridge, enlisted Bury St. Edmund. Brother of Leonard below. Buried in ROSIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave 18. See Over also.

Leonard Y. DINES

Serjeant, M2/021791, 604th Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps killed in action on Monday, 29th October 1917. Age 23. Born at Cambridge, enlisted London, resident Streatham. Son of Mrs. Bessie Dines, of 2, Stockfield Rd., Streatham, London. Brother to Hubert above. Buried in ADINKERKE MILITARY CEMETERY, FURNES, De Panne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave D. 27. See Over also.

Harold J. EASTER

[Listed as J H EASTER on CWGC] Able Seaman, London Z/4730, H.M. Trawler "Sophron.", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died on Wednesday 22nd August 1917. Oldest son of the pastor of Over Baptist Chapel. At a very young age he became a Baptist pastor himself (in Norfolk possibly) and at first registered as a conscientious objector. Later he joined the Navy (again John Symonds has the details) and was badly injured when the ship he was serving was blown up off the east coast of Scotland. He died very soon afterwards. Buried in EDINBURGH (SEAFIELD) CEMETERY, Edinburgh. Grave M. 379. See Over also.

Frederick John HEFFER

Rifleman, P/640, 16th Battalion, Rifle Brigade who died of wounds on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 29. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Heffer. Born Swaffham Prior, enlisted St Pancras, Middlesex, resident Kentish Town, Middlesex. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France Grave V. A. 12. See Over also.

William Lee HEMINGTON

Gunner in the Royal Horse Artillery 1915-1917. Second son of John and Betsy Hemington. Born Ivy House, Fen End, Over on December 30th 1895. He too became a member of the family enterprise run by the Hemington family. They farmed a big acreage at the end of the Fen (Potash and Crane's farms) as well as a considerable acreage behind Ivy House and the family home in Fen End. Lee responded to Kitchner's call in 1914 and volunteered for the army. He enlisted in Cambridge in January 1915 and trained at Woolrich. (John Symonds, author of the recently published "Heroes of Over" has him serving in the Royal Field Artillery but Lee was proud of being selected for the more elite Horse Artillery and his discharge Certificate specified the Horse Artillery). After service in France, the life in the trenches triggered tuberculosis and in late 1916 he was invalided out to a sanatorium in Frimley (Surrey?). In 1917 he was discharged from there and sent home to die. At first he could get up and walk about, but from the summer onwards he was bedridden. He was nursed by his mother and sister (Mary Watts' mother). His sister had postponed her marriage in order to devote herself to him. After intense suffering, (his throat was affected as well as his lungs), he died just before Christmas. He was buried in Over's cemetery a day or two before his 22nd birthday. The snow lay in deep drifts during that bitter winter. His sister once said "I was never young again after watching over a young man gasping for life". See Over also.

Frederick William KIRBY

Second Lieutenant, 19th Squadron., Royal Flying Corps killed in action on Friday, 21st September 1917. Flew BE12s and Spads, based Bailleul Asylum Ground, France. Age 24. Son of Fred and Louisa Kirby, of Meadow Lane, Over, Cambs. Buried in PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Grave IV. H. 27. Killed in action during a 19 Squadron operational patrol, in combat with enemy scouts from Jasta 18, over Dadizeele. See Over also.

William ROBINSON

Rifleman (Lance Corporal) C/6852, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born and resident Over, enlisted London. Son of Charles Downs Robinson and Elizabeth Robinson, of Model Dwellings, Church End, Over, Cambs. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Grave I. A. 48. See Over also.

(D) George TRUNDLER

[SDGW Suffolk Regiment gives his name as George Trundler. Listed as D Trundler on CWGC. Both the same number]. Private 26393, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 11th August 1916. Age 32. Born Over, enlisted Willingham. Son of George and Eliza Trundler, of High St., Over, Cambs. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave II. E. 34. See Over also.

Sidney WHYBROW

Private. 28197, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 5th April 1918. Age 32. Born Over, enlisted Northampton. Son of James and Susan Whybrow, of Chain Rd., Over, Cambs. Formerly, 2205, Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Buried in HANGARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave III. F. 2. See Over also.

Aaron WEBSTER

Private, 203331, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment killed in action on Friday, 30th November 1917. Age 29. Born Over, enlisted Brighton, Sussex, resident Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. Son of Charles and Sarah Webster. Formerly 2090, Royal Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6. See Over also.


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W.W. II
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED
MEMORY OF’ THOSE OF THIS VILLAGE WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939-1945 WAR

 

Arthur Stanley ADAMS

Gunner, 876009, 3 Field Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Saturday, 9th November 1940. Age 21. Son of George William and Louisa E. J. Adams, of Over, Cambridgeshire. Buried in MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI, India. Grave 8. B. 4. See Over also.

Cyril Frederick BADCOCK

Corporal, 2072960, 250 Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Wednesday, 30th December 1942. Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Badcock, of Over. Buried in OVER (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. See Over also.

Owen Ernest BRAYSHER

Sapper, 2072958, 250 Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Tuesday, 29th October 1940. Age 20. Son of Ernest Charles and Ellen Caroline Braysher, of Over. Buried in OVER (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. See Over also.

Andrew Joseph CARTER

Sergeant, 1161981, W.Op./Air Gnr., 207 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 13th October 1941. Age 26. Son of Stephen Benjamin and Kate Ada Carter, of Over, Cambridgeshire. Buried in ESSEN (HORENDONK) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Essen, Antwerpen, Belgium. Coll. grave. See Over also.

Douglas JOHNSON

Sapper, 2072955, 287 Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Thursday, 6th January 1944. Age 23. Prisoner of War. Born in Over at Bury House in the High Street in the early 1920's and grew up in the village. When the Territorial Army called for recruits, he was among a group of Over men who responded. Cyril Badcock and Owen Braysher were also volunteers. Douglas was called up immediately in 1939. His parents were Benjamin Percy and Elizabeth Johnson who farmed at Hill Farm, Longstanton Road for many years. The farm only recently passed from the Johnson ownership. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 2. D. 21. See Over also.

Frank Ernest KEMP

Able Seaman, C/JX 150664, H.M.S. Vimiera, Royal Navy who died on Friday, 9th January 1942. Foster son of Edward and Ada Mason, of Over, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, 55, 1. See Over also.

Marjorie N. B. MUSTILL

S.R.N., S.C.M., d 1/2/1942, age 34. Daughter of Grace Mustill, of High Street, Over, Cambridgeshire, England. Reported lost at sea off Singapore, ship not known. Grew up in Over and was daughter of Horace and Grace Mustill who kept the Golden Lion in the High Street. She had trained as a nurse and had taken employment in the East to be a Sister. She was caught up in the evacuation of Singapore and was on a ship that was torpedoed and she was presumed drowned. See Over also.

Brian Hugh PAPWORTH

Flight Sergeant, 1335836, Pilot, 70 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 25th November 1943. Age 22. Flew Wellington bombers, based Djedeida, Tunisia. Son of George Elliott Papworth and Minnie May Papworth, of Over, Cambridgeshire. Buried in STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, Italy. Grave I. B. 22. See Over also.

Leonard STOCKBRIDGE

Sergeant, 1207576, W.Op./Air Gnr., 500 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve based Blida, Algeria, with detachment at Tafaraoui, who died on Saturday, 3rd April 1943. Age 31. Son of Fred and Clara Stockbridge; husband of Patricia Ann Stockbridge. Buried in EL ALIA CEMETERY, Algeria. Grave 12. J. 20. See Over also.

Horace WHYBROW

Warrant Officer, 910596, Air Gnr., 100 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 16th December 1943. Age 27. Son of William and Lily Whybrow, of Over. Buried in OVER (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. See Over also.

26 August 2002

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