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SAWSTON VILLAGE COLLEGE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson

The memorial is located in the colonnade facing the courtyard in Sawston Village College, Sawston. It takes the form of a domed plaque in a surround which lists the names of 23 men who died in World War 2 from the college. Sawston Village College opened in 1930 som there are no names for World War 1.

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1939-1945

CANN
Reginald
Private 5933320, 1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 15th February 1942. Age 25. Son of Frederick Timothy and Clara Cann, of Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 58. See also Whittlesford

CHAPMAN
Robert [Henry]
Marine CH/X114599 H.M.L.C.M. 698, Royal Marines who died on Tuesday, 6th June 1944. Age 19. Son of Arthur Reuben and Louisa Emma Chapman, of Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XIV. Row L. Grave 13. See also Whittlesford
COLEMAN
Jack
Private 14558140 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Monday, 15th May 1944. Age 20. Son of George and Alice Coleman, of Pampisford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Imphal War Cemetery. Grave 3. C. 18. See also Pampisford
COOK
George [Bertram]
Private 5837165 9th Bn., Durham Light Infantry who died on Wednesday, 7th April 1943. Age 20. Son of Bertram and Ada Cooke, of Great Shelford. Buried in TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Grave 6. E. 2. Also on Great Shelford Village Hall Memorial, Great Shelford St Mary and Great Shelford.
CLARE
Douglas Edward Howe
Troop Sgt. 409111, The Queens Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) Royal Armoured Corps. Died: 14th June 1942, age 24. Buried in Tobruk War Cemetry, Libya, Plot 1, Row H, Register Libya 2. Grandson of Mr. & Mrs. George Clare of 6 Princes Terrace, Sawston. He died as a result of his wounds in a Middle Eastern hospital. Previous to enlisting in the Regular Army on 7th September 1936, he was employed at Spicers Ltd. He was also one of the first to join the Sawston Life Boys. See also Sawston Cross & War Memorial.
DOCKERILL
Harry Charles
Pte. 5830189, 4th Battalion Suffolk Regt. Died: between 5-15th February 1942, age 24. Husband of Ivy, on of Mr. & Mrs. H. Dockerell, 11 Town Close, Sawston. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, Plot 12, Row E, Collective Grave 1-3, Register Singapore 1. Eldest son of Mr. C. Dockerill of 11 Town Close, Sawston. He joined the army one month before the outbreak of war (5th August 1939) as a militiaman. Saw service in France and Belgium, evacuated through Dunkirk. Killed in the battle of Singapore, in "B" Company. Before joining up, he was employed in the Book and Pad Department of Spicers Ltd. See also Sawston Cross & War Memorial.
FROSTE
Victor George
Trooper 14405448 141st Regt. (7th Buffs), R.A.C. who died on Monday, 14th August 1944. Age 19. Son of Frederick George and Hilda Mary Froste, of Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on Bayeux Memorial. Panel 10, Column 3. See also Little Shelford All Saints memorial.
HARRIS
[Harry] James [Marshall]
Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force, died 10/9/1945, age 22. Buried: HINXTON (S.S. MARY AND JOHN) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Edmund Mercer Harris and Hilda Harris, of Hinxton. See also Hinxton.
HAYLOCK
Herbert Armistice
Driver 2093005 287 Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Saturday, 25th September 1943. Age 23. Son of Albert and Ellen Haylock, of Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY. Grave B1. N. 8. See also Duxford Roll of Honour.
HORWOOD
Ray Arthur Richard
Private 10632566 2/4th Bn., Hampshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 22nd April 1943. Age 22. Son of Richard and Eva Horwood, of Shelford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY. Grave 8. A. 14.
HOWE
Douglas Victor
Private 5933523 1st Bn. The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Monday, 5th August 1940. Age 21. Son of Charles and Florence Howe, of Duxford. Buried in THRIPLOW (ST. GEORGE) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. Row 4. Grave 10. Se also Duxford.
HOARE
Cyril [Arthur]
Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 114395 H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy who died on Saturday, 24th May 1941. Son of the landlord of the Waggon and Horses public house, Mr. Hoare (since 1956 the public house has been known as Tickell Arms). Commemorated on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 56, Column 1. See also Whittlesford
MACKAY
Alfred Arthur
L/Bdr. 1137266, 20th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died: 13th June 1944, age 21. Foster son and nephew of Samuel and Alice Mackay of Mill Lane, Sawston. Buried in Ranville War Cemetery, France, Plot 2A, Row F, Grave 1071. Died of wounds received in Normandy. Previously employed by Thomas Evans Co. Leather Works. Sawston Parish Church Bell Ringers rang a half muffled peal in his honour. He was a member of the society. See also Sawston Cross & War Memorial.
MATTHEWS
Sydney [Sidney] Reginald
Pte 11266556, 4th Battalion The Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Died: 7th January 1945, age 22. Son of Ethel P. Stock of Pampisford. Buried in Brunssum War Cemetery, The Netherlands, Plot 5, 232-233, Register Netherlands 164. Whilst preparing to lay a minefield, two 350 mines exploded killing 25 Royal Engineers and 17 Scottish Borderers. At almost the same time, in the village of Tripsrath, there was a similar explosion which killed 4 more Borderers. Two days later all the men were buried in a large grave. After the war they were re-buried in individual graves. Sidney was buried in a double grave with Private R. Randle as there was difficulty with identification. Educated at Sawston Village College. Prior to being called up he was employed in the wax wrapping department of Spicers Ltd. See also Sawston Cross & War Memorial.
NUNN
Geoffrey Sidney
Sgt. Pilot 1252728, Royal Air Force (VR) 75 Squadron. 75 Squadron flew Wellington bombers from Feltwell. Died: 8th November 1941, age 20. Only son of Sidney Carter and Lily Evelyn Nunn of 2 Hillside, Sawston. Buried in Doetinchem (Loonlan) General Cemetery, The Netherlands, Row 1, Grave 4, Register Netherlands 287). Killed on his 21st operation flight. Previously employed by Gallyons of Bridge Street, Cambridge. See also Sawston Cross & War Memorial.
OLIVER
Mostyn [William]
Flying Officer, 151326, 138 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 9th November 1944. Age 21. Son of Mrs. D. A. Oliver, of Whittlesford. No known grave. Commemorated on Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey. Panel 208. See also Little Shelford.
POOLEY
Derek [Arthur]
Guardsman, 2723861, 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards who died on Friday, 18th May 1945. Age 22. Son of Arthur William and Cecilia Mary Pooley, of Little Shelford. Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Little Shelford. See also Little Shelford.
SKEATES
James Stanley
Fusilier 5783229 9th Bn., Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.) who died on Tuesday, 5th September 1944. Age 23. Son of James Louis and Betsy Constance Skeates, of Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave V, A, 5. Also on the Duxford Roll of Honour.
SPEED
Ernest [Chares William]
Gunner 1531785 5 Bty., 2 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Saturday, 20th June 1942. Age 28. Son of Ernest Stanley Speed and Maud Speed, of Stapleford. Buried in TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Grave 1. E. 22. See also Stapleford.
SPEED
Frederick [John] William
Private 5828959 2nd Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Friday, 6th February 1942. Age 24. Son of Frederick John and Minnie Elizabeth Speed, of Stapleford. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 60. See also Stapleford.

WALKER
Frederick [William] aka Fred
Rifleman 1629755 9th Bn., Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) who died on Thursday, 14th September 1944. Age 24. Son of John Henry and Sarah Ann Walker, of Great Shelford. Buried in GEEL WAR CEMETERY, Geel, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 7. Also on Great Shelford Village Hall Memorial, Great Shelford St Mary and Great Shelford.
WAKEFIELD
Philip [Clive]
Pte. 14205564, 6th Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). Died: 13th November 1944, age 21. Son of Albert and Gertrude Flora Wakefield of Brookfield Road, Sawston. Buried in Cesena War Cemetery, Italy, Plot 2, Row C, Grave 6, Reg. Italy 31. See also Sawston Cross & War Memorial.

Korean War

DOCKERILL
John aka Jack
Private 22488551, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 25th November 1952, age 19. Son of Frederick and Hilda Dockerill of 27 New Road, Sawston. Plot 39, Row 3, Grave 3340, Register Pusan, Korea. Place of death: CT 144-186 Korea. Whilst on patrol in "no-man's-land", they were overwhelmed by a large enemy force. John worked for Cramptons before doing his National Service. Reported in The Times newspaper 13th December 1952. Buried in UN Memorial Cemetery, Korea. Plot 39, Row 3, Grave 3340. See also Sawston Cross & War Memorial.

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