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REACH WAR MEMORIAL

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This memorial takes the form of a square obelisk on a three stepped base on the village green by the crossroads in Reach. The memorial stands in a gravelled area surrounded by a chained fence with paving around the outside. There are eight names listed for World War 1.

Photographs Copyright © Jane Freeman 2012

"Erected to the memory of the men of Reach who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919"

1914-1919

CAMPS Charles
Private 33341, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 18 January 1917. Aged 22. Born Swaffham fen, Cambs, enlisted Nerwmarket, resident Burwell. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. Camps, of Reach, Cambs; husband of Eliza Ethel Camps, of Crown Hall Farm, Burwell, Cambs. Formerly 4449, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, unmarried, Boy on farm, born Swaffham Prior, resident Little Lane, Reach, with his widowed father Sam. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D. See also Burwell.
CREEK Charles Richard
Corporal 201401, 1/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2 May 1917. Born Sheffield, enlisted Bourne, Lincolnshire, resident Dyke, Lincolnshire. Qualified to go to France 27 October 1915. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, single, Farm Labourer, born Sheffield, resident The Laburnmuns, Swaffham Fen, with his parents Richard and Elizabeth Creek. Formerly 4162, Lincolnshire Regiment. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 15.
COOK [Warren] Ivan
[Listed as Ivan Warren on 1911 census] Private 17266, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Burwell, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Adah Cook, of High St., Reach, Cambridge, and the late Robert Henry Cook. In the 1911 census he is listed as aged 20, unmarried, Farm Labourer, born Burwell, resident Church Farm, Reach with his parents Robert Henry and Adah Cook. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Burwell.
HATLEY Frederick James
Private 3677, 35th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 17 October 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Reach, enlisted Newmarket. Son of John William Hatley, of Bull Cottage, Reach, Cambs. Formerly 20737, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he was a son, aged 16, Farmer's Son Working on Farm, born Swaffham Prior, resident Chewtree Inn, Swaffham Fen, with his parents John William and Mary Ann Hatley. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 6. See also Swaffham Prior.
LONG Fred
Private 17905, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 7 August 1918. Aged 23. Born Soham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. Emily Ann Long, of Blue House Farm, Prior Fen, Ely, Cambs. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, Farm Labourer, born Waterbeach, resident Mill House, Lode Fen, with his widowed mother Emily Ann Long. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 44 and 45. See also Swaffham Prior.
MILLARD Percy [Harold]
Private 15211, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 11 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Bottisham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Saunders and Charlotte Millard, of Reach, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is listed as Percy Harold Millard, aged 15, Farm Labourer, born Bottisham, resident The Green, Reach, son of Saunders and Charlotte Millard. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 12. See also Burwell.
MILLER Arthur James
Lance Corporal 9405, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 March 1915. Born Swaffham Prior, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9 and 10. See also Burwell.
WHITMORE Alfred

Private 15210, "C" Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 24. Born Reach, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. B. Whitmore, of Alms Houses, Swaffham Prior, Cambs. In the 1911 census he was a son, aged 19, Farm Labourer, born Reach, resident Main Street, Reach, with his widowed mother Betsey Whitmore. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Swaffham Prior.

R.I.P.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends

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