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PARSON DROVE WAR MEMORIAL

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. It takes the form of a plain, grey, granite obelisk in railed enclosure. The World War 2 inscriptions can be found on two free standing "book" style white marble tablets in front of the main memorial.

THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY
THE INHABITANTS OF PARSON DROVE
IN MEMORY OF THE LADS
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ADAMS
Arthur John
17331 Private 1st Northamptonshire Rgt (B company, 5 platoon). Killed in action 25-9-15, age 28. Lived Harold's Bridge, Gorefield. Loos Memorial, France. See also Gorefield memorial

Photograph copyright © Nigel Lowe 2017

BAINES
Francis (Frank) Herbert
20141 Private 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 19. Son of John & Ada Baines, Alley Road, Murrow. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
BRIGHTON
Harry
22051 Private 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 19. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
EMERY
Alfred William
201483 Private 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23-4-17, age 19. Arras Memorial, France.
FLOWERS
Len
201824 Private 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2-6-17, age 22. Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St Marc, Pas de Calais, France.
JACOBS
James E
26749 Private 6th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22-3-18, age 24. Croix-due-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Belgium.
KNOWLES
Horace
44690 Private, 23rd Battalion, 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.
MASON
James Christopher
18566, Private A Company, 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.
MEWS
Percy John
3677 Private 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.
ROWE
Joseph
5415 Private 1st Coldstream Guards Killed in action 25-10-14 (not 16-8-14 as memorial), age 37. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
ROWELL
Charles
29767 Corporal, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9-4-17, age 26. Formerly 1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Arras Memorial, France.
SHAW
William George
13194 Lance Corporal , 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.
TAYLOR
William
6033 Private 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.
VIALLS
Frederick
SS/281 Corporal, 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.
WRIGHT
Walter
36009 Private 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.

TO
THE FALLEN
1939 - 1945

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES ON THE
WESTERN FRONT

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO DIED AS PRISONERS OF WAR
IN JAPANESE HANDS

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

CROWSON
Christopher William
Private 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.

CROWSON
Ronald
Private 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.

HALL
Cecil Victor
Lance Corporal , 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.

Photograph Courtesy & Copright © Richard E Hinkle 2002

HUNT
Sidney Charles
Lance Sergeant, 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.
MEWS
Sidney
Private 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.
MARKILLIE
Edward
[Arthur Edward on CWGC] Private 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.
MARKILLIE
Roy
Private 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.
PLOWRIGHT
Leonard William
Sapper, 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.
SPRIGGS
Ronald
Private 14734624, 1st East Lancashire Regiment. 9-2-45, age 18. Son of Arthur & Grace E Sapperiggs, of Parson Drove. Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.
STEVENS
Herbert
Lance Corporal, 5825290, 1st Suffolk Regiment. 9-6-44, age 33. La Delivrande Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.
WARREN
Arthur William
Gunner, 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.
WINTER
Robert Charles
Sapper, 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.

Last updated 17 November, 2017

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