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SHEPRETH WAR MEMORIAL

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

The war memorial stands at the junction of High Street and Meldreth Road. It takes the form of A three stepped, square, base surmounted by tapered plinth, tapered shaft and Celtic granite cross with post and chain link fence placed around the memorial. There are 10 names listed for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2.

From an old postcard

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN NEMORY OF THE MEN OF
THIS VILLAGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918"

CLEAR

Bernard Brock

Private 24901 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 9th August 1916. Age 30. Born Shepreth, enlisted Hitchin. Only son of Stephen Saines Clear and Catherine Clear (nee Brock), of Shepreth, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Foxton University Tutorial Press.
COLLINS

Charles

Private 3895 1st/1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 15th May 1916. Age 19. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Collins, of Rose Cottage, Shepreth, Royston, Herts. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row R. Grave 10.
HART

[Harry] Rosslyn

Private 41418, 2/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died 24 March 1918. Born Cambridge, resident Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 26940, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL. Pas de calais, France. Bay 7 and 8.
HUNT

William [James]

Private G/30129, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). 18th Division. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Born and enlisted in Cambridge, resident Shepreth. Next of kin, Shepreth. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
LEE

Graham

Gunner, 154524, aged 34, 'D' Battery, 173rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in C.C.S near Ebblinghem 23rd April 1918. Son of John & Emma Lee of Shepreth. Born and enlisted in Shepreth. Buried in Ebblinghem Military Cemetery. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 180
MALING

[Leonard] Charles

Private 3912 4th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 10th August 1916. Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jobe Maling, of Shepreth, Cambs; husband of Ethel Rose Maling, of 14, Ellington Park Rd., Ramsgate. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 3.
MEAD

Leonard

Lance Corporal 32238 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment who died on Tuesday, 6th March 1917. Age 19. Son of Arthur and Florence Martha Mead, of High Rd., Shepreth, Royston, Herts. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot VII. Row I. Grave 7.
PEARCE

Harold Ernest Mumford

Rifleman 49121 3rd Bn., Rifle Brigade who died on Saturday, 24th August 1918. Age 18. Son of Charles and Flora Pearce, of Shepreth, Cambs. Buried in LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY, AVERDOINGT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave II.
SAMUEL

George

[Originally the memorial stated SAMUELS now being changed to SAMUEL] Private 6186, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), Lonon Regiment. Died of wounds 30 September 1916. Ahed 20. Born and resident Shepreth, enlisted Meldreth. Son of Charles Seymour Samuel and Elizabeth Samuel, of Shepreth, Cambs. Formerly 24893, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 8.
WALLER

Percy Stephen

Private 25942 10th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who died on Wednesday, 17th April 1918. Age 19. Son of Stephen and Florence Emma Waller, of Meldreth Rd., Shepreth, Royston, Herts. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3, VLAMERTINGHE, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row O. Grave 15.

19391945

ANDERSON

Frank Iron

Sergeant 1875010 57 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 27th April 1944. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 2. Row H. Grave 26.
BARRETT

William John

Rifleman 6921569 70th Bn., Rifle Brigade who died on Thursday, 11th September 1941. Age 17. Son of David John and Gladys May Barrett, of Shepreth. Buried in SHEPRETH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.
BRIGHTWELL

Norman Joseph

Sergeant 574421 Pilot Royal Air Force who died on Saturday, 5th August 1944. Age 21. He was killed in this village of Taynton, Nr Gloucester on August 5th 1944 whilst flying a Hawker Typhoon. Son of Walter Augustus and Frances Annie Brightwell, of Shepreth. Buried in SHEPRETH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.

Last updated 20 April, 2013

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