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PARSON DROVE - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown

The memorial can be found on the village green.

 

1914-1918

Arthur John ADAMS

17331 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Rgt (B company, 5 platoon). Killed in action 25-9-15, age 28. Lived Harold's Bridge, Gorefield. Loos Memorial, France.

Francis (Frank) Herbert BAINES

20141 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 19. Son of John & Ada Baines, Alley Road, Murrow. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Harry BRIGHTON

22051 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 19. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Alfred William EMERY

201483 Pte, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23-4-17, age 19. Arras Memorial, France.

Len FLOWERS

201824 Pte, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2-6-17, age 22. Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St Marc, Pas de Calais, France.

James E JACOBS

26749 Pte, 6th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22-3-18, age 24. Croix-due-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Belgium.

Horace KNOWLES

44690 Pte, 23rd btn Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 29-6-18, age 23. Formerly 5310 Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Rgt). Son of Mrs E Knowles, Murrow. Barenthal Military Cemetery, Italy.

James Christopher MASON

18566, Pte, ACompany, 7th Suffolk Rgt, Killed in action 3-7-16, age 17. Son of Mrs E A Smith, 3 Clarke's Yard, High St, Chatteris. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Percy John MEWS

3677 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Rgt, A company. Killed in action 14-10-16, age 18. Son of George & Sarah Low Mews, 2 Station Road, Parson Drove. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Joseph ROWE

5415 Pte, 1st Coldstream Guards Killed in action 25-10-14 (not 16-8-14 as memorial), age 37. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

Charles ROWELL

29767 Cpl, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9-4-17, age 26. Formerly 1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Arras Memorial, France.

William George SHAW

13194 L/Cpl, 3rd Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 4-10-15, age 18. Son of William and Louisa Shaw, Parson Drove. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

William TAYLOR

6033 Pte, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-11-16, age 35. Son of William Henry & Mary Emma Taylor, The Five Bells, Parson Drove. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Frederick VIALLS

SS/281 Cpl, 8th Div M. T. Coy, Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 29-5-18, age 27. Son of Mr & Mrs A J Vialls, Parson Drove. City of Paris Cemetery, Pantin, Seine-St-Denis, France.

Walter WRIGHT

36009 Pte, 2nd btn Machine Gun Corps. Died appendicitis 21-6-18, age 25. Formerly 18635 East Surrey Regiment. Son of Fanny Wright, Murrow. Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

 

1939-45

Arnold BRITTON

Pte, 5933727, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. 25-8-43, age 22, Prisoner of War. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Christopher William CROWSON

Pte, 5933728, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, age 25, Prisoner of War. Son of Christopher & Lottie Crowson, of Parson Drove. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Ronald CROWSON

Pte, 5933738, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. 11-6-43, age 22, Prisoner of War. Son of Fred & Ethel Maud Crowson, of Parson Drove. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Cecil Victor HALL


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© Richard E Hinkle 2002

L/Cpl, 5933730, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. 3-9-44, age 25, Prisoner of War. Son of Mr & Mrs A J Hall, of Parson Drove. Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong.

Sidney Charles HUNT

L/Sgt, 6020415, 4th Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. 24-10-44, age 27. Son of Frederick William & Mary Elizabeth Hunt; husband of Bessie May Hunt, of Parson Drove. Imphal War Cemetery, India.

Sidney MEWS

 

Pte, 5933741, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. 15-10-42, age 30, Prisoner of War. Son of Tom & Eliza Mews, of Wisbech. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

 

Edward MARKILLIE

[Arthur Edward on CWGC] Pte, 7388707, 212 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. 1-7-44, age 34. Son of Arthur & Ethel Markillie, of Parson Drove; husband of Mildred Lizzie Markillie, of Wisbech. Brother of below. St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.

Roy MARKILLIE

Pte, 5933731, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. 10-4-40, age 20. Son of Arthur & Ethel Markillie, of Parson Drove. Southea (Emmanuel) Churchyard, Cambs. Brother of above.

Leonard William PLOWRIGHT

Spr, 1874049, 7 Bomb Disposal Coy, Royal Engineers. 5-7-43, age 25. Son of Robert William & Ivy Louisa Plowright, of Parson Drove; husband of Winifred Maud Plowright. Southea (Emmanuel) Churchyard, Cambs.

Ronald SPRIGGS

Pte, 14734624, 1st East Lancashire Regiment. 9-2-45, age 18. Son of Arthur & Grace E Spriggs, of Parson Drove. Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.

Herbert STEVENS

L/Cpl, 5825290, 1st Suffolk Regiment. 9-6-44, age 33. La Delivrande Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.

Arthur William WARREN

Gnr, 11416656, 474 Battery, 138 HAA Rgt, Royal Artillery. 17-7-42, age 21. Son of John William & Alice Warren, of Wisbech St Mary. Wisbech (St Mary) Cemetery, Cambs.

Robert Charles WINTER

Spr, 2156546, 585 Corps Field Park Coy, Royal Engineers. 7-1-43, age 30. Son of Mr & Mrs Robert Winter, of Parson Drove; husband of Annie Winter, of Gorefield. Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.

28 June 2002

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