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PAMPISFORD ST JOHN THE BAPTISTWAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Mandy O'Neill
2000

The 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.

War Memorial.
In grateful memory
of the men of this Parish
who gave their lives
for their country
in the Great War
1914-1919.

1914-1919
ASHMAN

Edward Thomas

Private 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
ASHMAN

Frederick William

Lance 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
ASHMAN

Herbert Arthur

Gunner 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.
CLARKE

Walter James

[Spelt 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.
CUTTER

Charles Henry

Lance 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.
DYER

Percy James

Private 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.
HOOKER

Frederick

Corporal 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
MILLER

Edward Minty

Private 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.

PARSONS

Sidney Laurence

[Also 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.
SMITH

Richard Joseph

Private 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.
TURNER

Herbert Harold Lewis

Private 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.
 1939-1945
COLEMAN

Jack

Private 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.
COLVILL

Harold

Lance 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. Grave 8.
FORDHAM

Arthur Raymond

Flying 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.
PAGE

Robert Gerald

Flight 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.

Last updated 22 December, 2012

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