MILE BOTTOM WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards
memorial is a Cross at the side of the road between the playing field
and the A1304 London Road near the centre of the village. It takes the
form of a rough hewn, Latin, cross bearing a sword, upon a rounded plinth
on a square granite base all within a low granite post and chain fence.
It was unveiled in 1924. In 2003 the memorial was demolished by a car
and was rebuilt on the same spot.
honoured memory of
the men of Six Mile Bottom
who fell in the War
1914 – 1918
Private 6034, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment forlery 2nd Battalion.
Died of wounds 25 April 1917 out of service. Aged 36. In the 1911
census he was aged 31 (born circa 1881), unmarried, a Farm Labourer,
born Fakenham, Norfolk, son of John and Susannah Brasnett, resident
Six Mile Bottom, Little Wilbraham, brother of Walter (below). Death
registered in the March to June Quarter 1917 in the Chesterton Registration
to his Short Term Attestation he was aged 20 years 6 months when
he enlisted, born Fakenham, a Porter by trade, enlisted and was
apssed fit 5 February 1901 in London, aged 20. He was 5 feet 9¾
inches, weighed 147lbs, chest 35½ inches, complexion fresh,
eyes blue, hair dark brown, religious denomination Baptist. He
served with the Expeditionary Force France 7 October 1914 to 8
December 1914 and then 24 March 1915 to 5 May 1915. He was discharged
30 May 1916 as no longer physically fit for war service. Mother
Mrs J Brasnett, of Six Mile Bottom, near Newmarket. He was wounded
in the right hand then gunshot wounds and fractures tot he right
arm, gunshot wounds to right leg and left wrist. See also Little
Serjeant 13968, 11th Battalion, 2nd Suffolk Regiment who was killed
in action on Tuesday, 9th April 1918. Age 25. Born Grantchester,
enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Brasnett, of Six Mile
Bottom; husband of Edith Maud Brasnett, of 8, Six Mile Bottom. Cambs.
In the 1911 census he was aged 17 (born circa 1894), unmarried,
a Farm Labourer, born Grantchester, Cambridge, son of John and Susannah
Brasneet, resident Six Mile Bottom, Little Wilbraham, brother of
Arhibald (above). Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton,
Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See also Little
Harry Charles Frederick
Private 5182, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who was killed
in action on Thursday, 11th November 1915. Age 26. Born Stetchworth,
enlisted Newmarket. Son of Ben and Elizabeth Matilda Grace Claydon,
of Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket; husband of Violet Maud Claydon, of
7, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket. Buried in NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT,
Somme, France. See also Little
[CLARK on SDGW and CWGC] Private 24880, 11th Battalion,
Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3rd April 1917. Born Little Wilbraham,
enlisted Newmarket. Buried in ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas
de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 8. See also Little
Private M2/203668, Motorised Transport, Royal Army Service Corps.
Killed in action 11th August 1917 in East Africa. Born Hammersmith,
enlisted Newmarket, resident Six Mile Bottom. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM
WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot 4. Row B. Grave 11.
probably Thomas Frederick
GRAINGER, Private 26991, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed
in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 21. Born Brinkley, enlisted Newmarket.
Son of Thomas and Annie Grainger, of 14, Reed Farm, Babraham, Cambs.
No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
probably Percy Caleb
GRASS, Private 26953, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment,.
Died of wounds 6th November 1917. Aged 21. Born Houghton, Norfolk,
enlisted Newmarket. Son of Charles William and Agnes Lucy Grass,
of Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket, Suffolk. Buried in FAVREUIL BRITISH
CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 13. See also
possibly Harold LAWRENSON,
Second Leiutenant, 214th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Killed in action 25 Mayth 1918. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE,
Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8.
Lance Corporal 11182 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts &
who was killed in action on Sunday, 31st January 1915. Age 24. Born
and resident Cambridge, enlisted Derby. Son of Elijah William and
Jane Potter, of Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket. Commemorated on LE TOURET
MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 26 and 27.
Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour,
Volume 1, Part 1, Page 294, the following:
Maurice Henry. Lance Corporal, number 11182, 1st Battalion
Sherwood Foresters. 4th son of Elijah William Potter, of Six Mile
Bottom,Newmarket co. Cambs, goods porter on the Great Eastern Railway
at Six Mile Bottom station, by his wife Jane, dau of James Cook.
Born Six Mile Bottom 1-5-1891, educated council school there.
Enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters 2-3-1909, served in India sept
1911 to oct 1914 and with the Expeditionary Force in France and
Flanders Nov 1914 to 1-2-1915 on which date he was killed in action
near La Bassee and was buried 30 yards west of the Estaires-La Bassee
road, was unmarried.
gained the second class Certificate of Education 19-12-1909 and
a first class certificate of the same 27-3-1913, he also gained
four good conduct badges and the swimming certificate at Bombay
17-1-1914. His three brothers are all now (1916) on active service.
also Little Wilbraham.
Private 22555 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards who died on Tuesday,
26th November 1918. Husband of Mrs. E. E. Potter, of Bitteswell,
Lutterworth, Leicestershire. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY,
Aisne, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave A. See also Little
[Frederick] Joseph [George]
Private G/39282, 2nd/20th Battalion (London Regiment), Queen’s Own
(Royal West Kent Regiment) Died of wounds 20th October 1918. Aged
19. Born Six Mile Bottom, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Plumb, of Westley Lodge Farm, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket. Native
of Westley, Newmarket. Buried in CARNIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord,
France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 3. See also Westley
Acting Corporal 14992, 6th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster
Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia 25 October 1915. Born Hurst, Lancashire,
enlisted London. Buried in HILL 10 CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli).
Plot I. Row E. Grave 14. [Connection with Little Wilbraham and Six
Mile Bottom unknown] See
also Little Wilbraham.
Private 20404 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who killed in action
on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Age 22. Son of David Webb, of 5, Six
Mile Bottom, Newmarket. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais,
France. See also Little Wilbraham.
Private 11/843 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment who was killed
in action on Thursday, 8th November 1917. Age 22. Son of Henry William
and Harriet Woods, of Coventry Cottage, Six Mile Bottom, Cambs.
Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. See also
Private, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 11th
May 1919. Aged 33. Son of David [Daniel on CWGC] and Sarah Watts,
of Link Hall Farm Cottage, Six Mile Bottom, Cambs. Buried in WESTON
COLVILLE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
probably Charles Henry
BISHOP, Private G/18883, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).
Killed in action 14th May 1917. Aged 42. Born Snailwell, enlisted
and resident Newmarket. Son of Nathan and Susan Bishop, of Fordham;
husband of Harriet Phoebe Bishop, of 33, Lowther St., Newmarket,
Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de
Calais, France. Bay 2.
updated 9 March, 2009