ST JOHN THE BAPTISTWAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Mandy O'Neill 2000
memorial is to be found in the grounds of St John the Baptist Parish
Church, Pamisford, west of the south porch, by Church Lane. It takes
the form of a limestone cross in Mabeau style with an octagonal shaft
and plinth mounted on a single step base. The names and the inscription
are to be found on the plinth. There are 12 names listed for World War
1 and four for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled circa 1920 the
monies being raised by public sponsorship, Designed by R Blomfield (1856-1942).
It is a Grade II listed monument.
In grateful memory
of the men of this Parish
who gave their lives
for their country
in the Great War
23484, 9th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who was
killed in action on Saturday, 15th July 1916. Born Forest Gate,
Essex, enlisted Cambridge, resident Pampisford. In the 1911 census
he was the son of Arthur & Belinda Ashman, aged 18, born Forest
Gate, Essex, single, profession assisting as Carman, resident The
Railway Inn, Pampisford; brother of Frederick William Ashman (below).
Formerly 26294, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated
on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A
Serjeant 17045, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed
in action on Friday, 19th April 1918. Age 23. Born Pampisford, enlisted
Cambridge. Son of Arthur and Belinda Ashman, of East View, Sawston,
Cambs. In the 1911 census he was the son of Arthur & Belinda
Ashman, aged 15, born Pampisford, single, profession assisting as
Carman, resident The Railway Inn, Pampisford; brother of Edward
Thomas Ashman (above). No known grave. Commemorated on the PLOEGSTEERT
MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3
159797, 258th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who died of
wounds 26 September 1918. Age 31. Son of Arthur and Belinda Ashman,
of "East View," High St., Sawston, Cambs; husband of Ellen
Murray Ashman, of The School House, Pampisford, Cambs. His brother
Frederick William Ashman also fell (above). Buried in SUNKEN ROAD
CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row
E. Grave 11.
CLARK on SDGW] Private 21444, "W" Company, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk
Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 16th November 1916.
Age 18. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Clarke, of
Pampisford, Cambs. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, son of James
and Harriet Clarke, a Parchment Maker's Assistant, born Pampisford,
resident High Street, Pampisford. Buried in BERTRANCOURT MILITARY
CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 72.
Corporal 17365 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in
action on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Age 32. Born Little ABington,
enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Ellen Cutter, of 5, High St., Hinxton,
West Chesterford, Essex. In the 1911 census he is married to Ellen
and father of Cicely Ellen, aged 26, Horseman on Farm, born and
resident Little Abington. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS
MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
G/79805, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who was killed in action
on Sunday, 15th September 1918. Age 18. Born and resident Pampisford,
enlisted Cambridge. Son of James and Alice Dyer, of London Rd.,
Pampisford, Cambs. Formerly TR/LONDON/136733, 53rd Y.S. Battalion.
Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord,
France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 8.
12986 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action
on Friday, 15th September 1916. Age 25. Born Tottenham, Middlesex,
enlisted Hertford, resident Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Son of Henry
and Alice E. Hooker, of The Chequers Inn, Pampisford, Cambridge.
In 1911 he was a lodger, unmarried, aged 19, a SandPit Labourer,
born Tottenham, resident Hatfield Hyde, Hatfield. In 1901 he was
living with his parents Henry and Alice Hooker, at 9 Brache Street,
Luton, aged 9, born Tottenham. No known grave. Commemorated on the
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
SP/3078, 24th (Service Battalion), Royal Fusiliers (City of London
Regiment). Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel 13th November 1916.
Age 34. Born Colombo, Ceylon, enlisted London S.W., resident Royston.
Son of the late Ven. Archdeacon Miller, of Branksea Tower, Parkstone,
Dorset, formerly of Ceylon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL
MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
From Andy Pay's research into the
Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:
Volume 2, Part 3, Page 194 - MILLER,
Edward Minty - Private, No 3078, 24th ( Service ) Battalion
( 2nd Sportsmans ) The Royal Fusiliers ( City of London Regt)
Second twin son of the Rev. Edward
Francis Miller, vicar of Pampisford, Cambridge, formerly Archdeacon
of Colombo, by his wife , Caroline Louisa, dau. of William Ford,
of Brookfield, Highgate, N. Born at St Thomas College, Colombo,
7th Nov 1881; educated St Faiths, Cambridge and Marlborough; enlisted
10th Feb 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and
Flanders from the following November, and was killed in action
at Beaumont Hamel 13th Nov 1916, buried near where he fell.
His Captain wrote " He was
a good soldier and willing worker ...... I cannot tell you how
sorry I am to lose him, as I had great hopes for him ." and
his Sereant "He was always ready to undertake any fatigue,
to do anything to help any of the other men in his company. He
was liked by everyone for his readiness to do more than his shareof
any work which might be going." Unm.
listed as Sidney Lawrence] Private 88614, 36th Company, Machine
Gun Corps (Infantry) who was killed in action on Friday, 30th November
1917. Age 27. Born and enlisted Sawston, resident Pampisford. Son
of Emma Parsons, of Chapel House, Sawston, Cambs, and the late Thomas
Parsons; husband of Ida Alice Parsons, of Brewery Rd., Pampisford,
Cambs. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, a Grounder, son of Thomas
& Emma Eliza Parsons, born Sawston, resident 12 New Road, Sawston.
Formerly 3317, 27th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. His attestation
papers say he enlisted aged 25 years 8 months, he was married and
his occupation was as a Grounder in Leather. He enlisted 10 April
1916. He was married 13 March 1914 to Ida Parsons formerly Jacklin
at Pampisford, they had one child. He served on the home front from
11 December 1915 to 5 May 1917 and was part of the B.E.F. who went
to France 6 May 1917 where he remained until his death. He was entitled
to the British War and Victory Medals. He had five brothers and
two sisters. He was 5 feet 7 inches, 120lbs, 34 inch chest, physically
normal., No known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL,
Nord, France. Panel 12 and 13.
12555, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action
13th Oct 1915. Aged 19. Born Sawston, enlisted Cambridge. Son of
Mary Smith nee Andrews husband deceased of Pampisford. In 1911 he
is listed as the son of Mary Smith, a widow, he is a Hurdle Maker,
aged 15, born Sawston and resident High Street, Pampisford. No known
grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel
37 and 38.
325614 "B" Company, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who
was killed in action on Saturday, 14th October 1916. Age 23. Born
Pampisford [SDGW] or Burwell [CWGC], enlisted Sawston. Son of Alfred
and Keturah Turner, of High St., Pampisford, Cambs. In the 1911
census he is aged 17, single, son of Alfred and Returah Turner,
a General Labourer, born Burwell, resident High Street, Pampisford.
Formerly 2271, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY,
THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 5.
14558140, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15 May 1944. Aged
20. Son of George and Alice Coleman, of Pampisford, Cambridgeshire.
Buried in IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 18.
Sawston Village College
Corporal 6031819, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 11 June 1944.
Aged 29. Son of Albert and Mary Colvill; husband of Edna Joan Colvill.
Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XIV. Row D.
Officer 70220, 22 Squadron, Royal Air Force who died on Monday,
15th April 1940. Age 27. Son of Alfred Edward and Jessie Haslop
Fordham, of Pampisford, Cambridgeshire; husband of Flora Constance
Fordham, of Pampisford. No known grave. Commemorated on the RUNNYMEDE
MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 5.
Sergeant 744324 (Air Gunner), 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve who died on Monday, 24th August 1942. Age 28. Son of Percy
Frederick and Edith Mary Page, of Pampisford, Cambridgeshire. Buried
in GOSSELIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium. Row
1. Grave 2.
updated 22 December, 2012