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SOHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards & Cliff Brown - 2000

At the junction of High Street and Clay Street, Soham, Cambridgeshire there is also a memorial within the church. The main memorial takes the form of a Serviceman, in mourning pose, with rifle reversed surmounting a large, stepped stone plinth. The names are in columns on each side of plinth. The whole stands on a two-stepped base. There are 128 names for World War 1 and 42 for World War 2, the names of two women who died in World War 2 are placed first. A photograph of the dedication ceremony can be found on the Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network website.

 
Photographs above Copyright © Martin Edwards - 2001
Photographs below Copyright © Chris Scurrah - Soham On-Line - 2001

Be Thou Faithful Unto Death
And I Will Give Thee A Crown Of Life
In Honoured Memory of
the men of Soham who gave their
lives for Liberty and Justice in the
Great War
1914 - 1919

ALLEN Frederick
Bugler 1557, 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade, killed in action 18th October 1914, Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Matthew Allen of Soham. Born, resident and enlisted Soham. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.
ASPLAND William Bertie
Able Seaman, J/27924, H.M.S. "Mary Rose.", Royal Navy who died on Wednesday, 17th October 1917. Age 19. Son of John George and Alice Maude Aspland, of East Fen Common, Soham, Cambs. Buried CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, Grave 21.
ATTLESEY John William
Gunner. Died 5th November 1918. Not on CWGC or SDGW
AUDUS Charles
Private, 20396, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment killed in action on Sunday, 6th May 1917. Lived Qua Fen Common, Soham. Wounded 1st July 1916 serving with 11th Suffolk Regiment. Transferred 12th Suffolk. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Buried Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 29.
AUDUS Sidney
Gunner, 253473, 1st Reserve Bde, Royal Field Artillery who died at home on Monday, 23rd September 1918. Enlisted Cambridge, enlisted Soham. Buried Soham Cemetery. Section K. Grave 382.
AVELEY Robert
Private, 12326, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, born and enlisted in Soham. Died of wounds on Friday, 14th April 1916. Age 21. Son of Mary Gilbey, of Townsend, Soham, Cambs. Born and enlisted Soham. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 72.
BADCOCK Charles

Charles Babcock Death Plaque
Private, 30191, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 27th May 1918. Born Soham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Soham. Formerly 6245, Middlesex Regiment. Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
BADCOCK Charles
Private, 320550, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion Suffolk Regt., Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 24th November 1918. Buried Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave IV. C. 6. Wounded 1st July 1916 serving with 11th Suffolk Rgt, transferred 15th Suffolk. Brother of Harry, who was also wounded 1st July 1916 serving with 11th Suffolk.
BADCOCK Harry
Private, 17156, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, wounded 1st July 1916, and died of those wounds on Friday, 7th July 1916. Age 18. Son of George Badcock, of Qua-fen Common, Soham, Cambs. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Buried St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France Grave A. 24. 12.
BAILEY Arthur
Private, 14316, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was wounded 1st July 1916 and died of those wounds in the United Kingdom, on, Friday, 11th August 1916 at Cambridge. Age 25. Son of Mrs. E. Bailey, of I, Berry Croft, Soham. Born Soham, enlisted Newarket. Buried Soham Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Section K. Grave 185.
BAILEY Charles
Private, 325857, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, D Coy. Reported wounded and missing, later confirmed as killed in action, died on Saturday, 14th October 1916. Age 21. Son of William and Ellen Jane Bailey, of Water Side, Soham, Cambs. Born SOham, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 2653, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B.
BAILEY Frederick
Private, 31405, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 28th November 1916. Age 32. Son of William and Ann Bailey, of Soham, Cambs.; husband of Mrs. F. Bailey, of King's Parade, Soham. Buried Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 7.
BARBER Albert Ernest
Private G/21347, 2nd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), killed in action 2nd April 1917, age 20. Born Little Downham Fen, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Soham. Formerly 21167, Surrey Regiment. Buried in Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
BARBER James William

Private, 8423, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 3rd November 1918. Died in the UK. Age 24. Son of Manasseh and Sarah Jane Barber, of East Fen Common, Soham. Buried Soham Cemetery. Section K. Grave 238.

BEAUMONT Thomas
Lance Corporal 6315, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 5th November 1914. Age 29. Born SOham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Thomas Beaumont; husband of Clara May Ames (formerly Beaumont), of Paddock St., Soham, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9.
BEETON Arthur
Pioneer 128217, "J" Special Company, Royal Engineers, killed in action 21st August 1917. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 3/17089, East Surrey Regiment. Buried: Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
BEETON Elijah
Private 12843, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 3rd July 1916. Age 20. Born SOham, enlisted Newarket. Son of William Beeton, of Leap Year Cottage, Mere Side, Soham, Ely, Cambs. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
BEETON William Robert
Corporal 12844, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died of wounds on Tuesday, 9th May 1916. Age 24. Son of William and Sophy Beeton, of Soham, Cambs (East Fen Common). Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Buried in Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, Kemmel, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave: I. J. 10.
BOYCE Albert
[Listed as both Rifleman and Corporal in different entries] Lance Sergeant 757, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, died of wounds 22nd January 1915, age 26., Born and resident Soham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of William Boyce, of Fountain Rd., Soham, Cambs also listed as son of Mr & Mrs William Boyce, Station Rd, Soham. Regular. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
BROWN Edward
possibly: Lance Corporal 42812, Edward Brown, 82nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 20 December 1917. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Bath. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda Panel.

In the 1911 census Edward Brown was the son of george & Sophy Brown, aged 18, Apprentice to House PAinter, born Soham, resident Bushel Lane, Soham.

BROWN Fredrick [Alfred]
Private 11000, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 14th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Soham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, resident Newmarket, Cambs. Husband of Mrs. R. D. Brown, of 23, Park St., Walsoken, Wisbech, Cambs. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VII E 1. See also Soham Grammar School Memorial.
BROWN Robert
Lance Corporal 22144, 112th Companyy, Machine Gun Corps, killed in action 25th February 1917, age 28. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Bedford. Son of William James and Elizabeth Brown, of Soham, Cambs. Formerly 12468, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Nord, France.
BROWN Walter Edward
Lance Serjeant, 7977, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action at Le Cateau on Wednesday, 26th August 1914. Age 23. Born SOham, enlisted Ely. Commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France. Son of Mrs Brown, Hall St, Soham.
CHALLIS Jack [aka John]
Private PW/5844, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment killed in action on Saturday, 16th December 1916. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Soham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
CHALLIS Walter
Driver 122391, 22nd Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery, died in United Kingdom 17th July 1916. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr Walter Challis, Qua Fen Common. Buried in Swanage (Northbrook) Cemetery, Dorset.
CLARK Frederick [Thomas]
Corporal 23174, 6th Battalion. Bedfordshire Regiment, killed in action 6th August 1917. Born Cambridge, enlisted Bedford, resident Soham. Son of Mrs. G. Clark, of Soham, Cambs. Buried in Derry House Cemetery No. 2, Wytschaete, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
CLARK(E) Girdham
Private 104171, 17th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died on 22nd December 1917, age 32, in Manchester. Born Lincoln, enlisted Newmarket, resident Soham. Husband of Elizabeth E Clarke, Nightingale Villa, Clay St, Soham. Formerly 35698, Essex Regiment. Buried Soham Cemetery, Cambs.
CLARK(E) James William
Private 72991, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on 15th September 1918. Enlisted St Albans, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
CLEMENTS Charles Sidney
Private 17267, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 5th August 1916. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Husband of Mrs Clements, Town's End. Company cook, 11th Suffolk Regiment Town's End, Soham. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
COLLINSON Albert William
Stoker 2nd Class, K/37221, H.M.S. "Vanguard.", Royal Navy who died on Monday, 9th July 1917. Age 25. Son of Henry and Charlotte Collinson, of Walkington, Yorks; husband of Ethel J. Collinson, of Soham Fen, Cambs. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 24
COOK Ernest
Private, 3/7387, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment (Regular) who was illed in action on Thursday, 27th July 1916. Age 19. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Ely. Son of William and Emma Cook, of East Fen Common, Soham, Ely, Cambs. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
DARNELL Herbert Aveley
Private 32980, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Age 35. Son of John and Eliza Jane Darnell, of Clay St., Soham, Ely, Cambs. ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5
DENNIS Percy Arthur
Private 18695 (SDGW states 18095), 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry who was killed in action on Thursday, 24th May 1917. Age 20. Born Fordham, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dennis, of Devon Cottage, Market St., Fordham, Cambs. Buried in MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. C 25. See also Soham Grammar School Memorial.
EDMUNDS Cecil Harry
Lieutenant 21st Battalion, London Regt (First Surrey Rifles) who died on Saturday, 23rd March 1918. Age 28. Son of Alfred and Marian Edmunds, of Soham, Cambs.; husband of Constance Ada Edmunds, of "St. Olaf," Swinburne Avenue, Broadstairs, Kent. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. IV. E. 6. See also Soham Grammar School Memorial.
EDMUNDS Guy Victor
Second Lieutenant, 21st Battalion, London Regt (First Surrey Rifles), who died on Tuesday, 23rd May 1916. Age 19. Son of Alfred and Marion Edmunds, of Sussex House, Soham, Cambridgeshire. Commermorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10. See also Soham Grammar School Memorial.
EDWARDS Harry
Private, 326234, D Company, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, who died on Monday, 25th March 1918. (3440). From Isleham. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France Panel 84 and 85
EDWARDS Walter
Private 18642, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Died ofW wounds on 10th March 1916. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Husband of Elizabeth Edwards, 68 Cricket Lane, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
ELSDEN James
Private, G/30167, 8th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who died on Saturday, 12th October 1918. Commemorated on the VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3,
FELLINGHAM Harry
Private, CH/19815, Royal Marine Light Infantry who died on Saturday, 17th February 1917. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A
FINCHAM Ellis Robert
Private 43643, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action Friday, 12th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly S/39620, Middlesex Regiment. Baptised 8 March 1882 at Soham, son of Robert (a labourer) and Emma Fincham, born 4 February 1882, of East Fen Common, Soham. No known grave. In the 1901 census he was a boarder, unmarried, aged 17, a railway porter, born Soham and resident 2, Exmouth Road, Station Terrace, Walthamstow. In the 1911 census he had been married for 6 years tom Ethel, they had one son and one daughter, he was a Farm Worker Labourer, born Soham, resident Geen Hills, Goham. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, ZONNEBEKE, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A. Also listed Cambridge, St John's and Cambridge Guildhall
FLEET William Talbot
Private,320765, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 6th September 1918. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr & Mrs Harry Fleet, Station Rd, Soham; husband of Mrs Fleet, Brook St, Soham. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France Grave VIII. C. 16.
FLEMING Cyril
Private 40290, 1st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action on 10th November 1918. Born and resident Barway, enlisted Grove Park, Kent. In the 1911 census he is listed as the son of Robert and Jessie Buirrows Fleming, aged 13, at school, born Barway, Soham, Cambridgeshire, resident Barway, Soham. Formerly M/295629, Motor Transpot, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in Cross Roads Cemetery, Nord, France.
FORDHAM Harry Wilfred
Sapper 155655, 102nd Field Company, Royal Engineers who died of wounds on Saturday, 12th May 1917. Age 30. Born SOham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Abraham and Mary Fordham; husband of Mary A. Fordham, of The Shade, Soham, Cambs. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XII. B. 620.
FORDHAM Robert
Private 32411, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, killed in action 31st July 1917. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
FROST Charles
Lance Corporal 7553, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 17th February 1917. Born Soham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France GraveVI. D. 6.
GILBEY Arnold
Private 43947, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 25th March 1918. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 4670, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4
GILBEY Arnold
Private 15070, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) who was killed in action on Saturday, 7th October 1916. Age 19. Born Soham, enlisted May 1916 in Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. Harry Gilbey, of Mill Corner, Soham, Cambs. Buried in the BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. K. 18.
GILBEY Arthur
Private 18650, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds on Sunday, 30th April 1916. Aged 21. , Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of William and Harriett Gilby, of Berry Croft, Soham. Buried in Soham Cemetery, Soham, Cambridgeshire. Section B. Grave 876. (Spelt GLIBY on CWGC and gravestone).
GILBEY Elliott
Private 320551, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who killed in action on Wednesday, 16th October 1918. Age 23. Born Soham, enlisted Ely. Son of Mrs. J. Gilbey, of Qua Fen Common, Soham, Cambs. Formerly 17432, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. H. 41.
GILBEY George
[Spelt GILBY on SDGW] Private 6081, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Wednesday, 9th September 1914. Age 30. Born Soham, enlisted Ely. Son of John and Alice Gilbey, of Loft Cottage, Burgers Corner, Soham, Cambs. Commemorated on the LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
GILBEY Herbert
Lance Corporal, 18707, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 12th July 1916. Son of William and Margaret Gilbey, of Waterside, Soham; husband of R. Gilbey, of Mere Side, Soham, Cambs. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 238
GILBEY Solomon
Private 463283, 72nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died on 9th August 1918. Lived at Town End, Soham. Born 22nd August 1891 in Soham. Son of Alexander Gilbey, Town End, Soham. Labourer by trade. Single man at enlistment. Enlisted anjd passed fit 30th July 1915 at Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, aged 24. Height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 37 inches, complexion fair, eyes grey, hair brown. Religion Church of England. Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3522 - 12
HARLOCK Bert
Private 26328, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, killed in action on 15th April 1918. Born Soham, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.
HART Harry Rosslyn
[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 41418, 2nd/6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 24th March 1918. Born Cambridge, enlisted Newmarket, resident Soham. Formerly 26940, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. bay 7 and 8.
HAYHOE John Charles
Rifleman 5/23369, 1st Rifle Brigade, died when he was hit in the back by shrapnel from a shell and died 15 minutes later 13th October 1917, age 37. Son of John & Ann Hayhoe; husband of Ada Sarah Munnings, 4 Heiron St, Walworth, London. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following: Volume 2 , Part 5 , Page 81 - Rifleman John Charles HAYHOE, number 5/23369 A Company 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade. Son of the late John Ann Hayhoe, born Soham, Cambs 20-12-1880, educated there. Was employed by the borough of Southwark. Emlisted 21-6-16, served with the expeditionary force in France and Flanders from 14-11-16 and died at Langemarck from wounds received in action there the same day. He married at St Marys church, Lambeth 25-2-01.

HITCH James Arthur
Private 28370, 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers who was killed in action on Thursday, 17th October 1918. Age 20. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Ely. Son of Susannah Hitch, of The Shade, Soham, Cambs. Formerly 2098, Suffolk Yeomanry. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France Grave III. D. 10.
HOBBS Arthur [William]
Private, 2nd/4th Battalion London Reg. (Royal Fusiliers), died 26th October 1917, age 31, commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Hobbs, Mere Side, Soham.
HOBBS Turner
Private 26230, 6th Battalion Shropshire Light Infantry, died of wounds 4th September 1917. Born and enlisted Soham. Formerly 5719, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
HOWARD David
Private 19913, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action on 30th November 1917. Enlisted Ely. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Enlisted Ely.
HOWE Arthur John
Corporal 8895, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 18th June 1917. Born Soham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mr & Mrs John Howe, Hasse Rd, Soham. Lewis gun section. His brother Frank Howe is below. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
HOWE Frank
Private 66369, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, killed in action 31st July 1917, age 26, married, lived East Fen Common. Brother of the above. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Buried in Special Memorial, Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
HOWLETT Alfred James
Corporal 21003, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Saturday, 2nd November 1918. Born Haverhill, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 715.
HUMAN Clark William
Private, G/21172, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who died on Friday, 10th August 1917. Age 22. Son of Josiah and Emma Human, of Pound Lane, Isleham, Ely, Cambs. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14.
ISAACSON Frederick Thomas
Lance Corporal, WR/24915, Railways and Quarries Training Depot (Bordon), Royal Engineers who died on Wednesday, 27th November 1918. Age 43. Invalided with trench fever. Died after operation at Cambridge. Son of the late Sutton Isaacson, of Soham; husband of Sarah Isaacson, of I, Station Terrace, Soham. Buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section K. Grave 363.
ISAACSON William Sutton
Private 14307, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 9th April 1918. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Commemorated on the PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3
JARROLD George
Private, 2000, 1st/2nd East Anglian Field Amb, Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Tuesday, 26th October 1915. Age 23. Son of Sansam and Lucy Ann Jarrold, of St. Bernards, Soham, Cambs. Commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328
JOBSON John
Private 26629, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday, 24th May 1917. Age 26. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of William and Eliza Jobson, of Sand St. Soham, Cambs. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5
JOHNSON (T) Herbert
Private 22434, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action on 12th October 1916. Born Sutton (IOE), enlisted Ely. Son of the late Goerge and Fanny Johnson; husband of Flora Litchfield (formerly Johnson), The Row, Sutton.
KING George William
Private 29712, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, killed in action 21st April 1917. Born Cubit Town, Middlesex, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Soham. Buried in Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais, France.
KING James William
Lance Corporal 13677, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 19. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mrs. M. E. King, of The Shade, Soham, Cambs. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
KING John
Private 30573, 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died of wounds 4th October 1918. Born Soham, enlisted Bury St Edmuinds. Buried in VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 15.
LANGLEY Rubby John
Private 17261, 11th Suffolk Rgt, attached Royal Engineers. Died of wounds on Tuesday, 23rd May 1916. Born SOham, enlisted Newmarket. Husband of Mrs. J. Langley, of Bushell Lane, Soham, Cambs. Lived Qua Fen Common, Soham. Buried in MERICOURT-L'ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave I. C. 18.
LEONARD Ernest
Private 15944, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 6th April 1916. Born Soham Fen, enlisted Ely. Buried in the RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 21.
LEONARD Frederick aka Fred
[Listed as P LEONARD on CWGC] Private 36911, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died 14th April 1918. Born Leeds, enlisted Newmarket. In the 1911 census he is the son of Yhomas and Emma Leonard, aged 19, Farm Labourer, born Bromley, Torkshire, resident Qua Fen Common, Soham, Cambridgeshire. Formerly 1682, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 14.
LEONARD Harry
Lance Corporal 14223, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 3rd July 1916. Born and enlisted Soham. Son of late Mr & Mrs Arthur Leonard, The Bushel, Soham. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
LOCKWOOD Walter Herbert
[Listed as Herbert Walter Lockwood on CWGC and SDGW] Private 167844, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, killed in action on 24th August 1916. Born Isleham, enlisted Nuneaton, Warwickshire, resident Soham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
LONG George
Private 43029, 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
MANN Alfred
Private 21447, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, died of wounds 3rd September 1916. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Mann, East Fen Common, Soham, buried: DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France.
MANN Charles
Private 13859, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 13th September 1916. Age 21. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Edward and Caroline Agnes Mann, of East Fen Common, Soham, Cambs. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
MANN Thomas Ernest Arthur
[Ernest Thomas Arthur on SDGW and CWGC] Private 17761, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, killed in action 7th June 1917, age 21. Son of William and Eleanor S. Mann, of 13, Liston Rd., Grafton Square, Clapham, London. Native of Soham, Cambs. Born Bemondsey, Lodon, enlisted St Paul's Churchyard, London. Buried: Happy Valley British Cemetery, Fampoux, Pas de Calais, France.
MARTIN Frederick
Private 31554, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 14th April 1917. Age 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin, of East Fen Common, Soham, Cambs; husband of Alice Martin. Born Fordham, enlisted Bury St Edmund's, resident Soham. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
MARTIN William
Private DM2/221449, 59th Division Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps, died on 25th November 1918, age 31. Husband of Minnie Martin, of Shade, Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
MASON Walter E
Lance Corporal G/10081, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 27th July 1917. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 47.
MORBEY Charles Frederick William
Captain, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 9th August 1917. Age 28. Son of Charles and Annie Morbey, of "Beechurst," Soham, Cambs. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I.K.8. See also Soham Grammar School Memorial.
MOTHERSOLE Arthur
[Spelt MOTHERSALE on SDGW] Private, 30044, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Age 35. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of William Mothersole, of Soham; husband of Louisa Mothersole, of King George V. Cottages, Mereside, Soham, Cambs. Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. G. 5
MUNNS B
Private. No further information currently.
MUNNS George
Acting 2nd Corporal 128224, 3rd Battalion Special Brigade, Royal Engineers who was killed in action on Friday, 22nd March 1918. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1
MURFET Arthur
Private G/21091, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), died of wounds 21st October 1917. Born Fordham, enlisted Newmarket, resident Soham. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Murfet, The Shade, Soham. Brother of Walter & Fred listed below. Formerly 26730, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
MURFET Frederick
Private 26674, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, killed in action on 20th October 1916. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Murfet, Town End, Soham. Brother of Walter (twin) and Arthur above and below. Formerly 23883, Suffolk (Cambridgeshire) Regiment. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
MURFET Walter
[Spelt MURFIT on SDGW] Private 17504, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 22. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr. Alfred & Mrs. Mary Murfet, of Town's End, Soham, Cambs. Brother of Arthur & Fred (twin) above. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
NEWMAN Frederick
[Memorial states died 1916] Private 9607, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, killed in action 9th May 1915. Born Soham, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.
NORMAN Bert
Driver 142493, 228th Infantry Brigade, Signal Section, Royal Engineers who died on Thursday, 22nd November 1917. Died of dysentery, pneumonia and malaria. Son of Mr & Mrs John Norman, Mill Corner. Soham. Enlisted Newmarket, resident Soham. Son of Mrs. E. A. Norman, of Clay St., Soham, Cambs. Buried in LAHANA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave III. C. 15.
NORMAN William [Robert]
Private 59855, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, died in the United Kingdom 22nd November 1918. Age 28. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Cooper and Ann Norman, of Soham; husband of S. H. Norman, of Paddock Street, Soham. Buried in Soham Cemetery, Soham. Row E. Grave 140.
NUNN John Robert Salsibury
Private 20754, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 28th June 1917. Age 32. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Husband of Eliza Powell (formerly Nunn), of 18, Bushel Lane, Soham, Cambs. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3
PALMER Frederick
Private 5222, 5th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 25th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Soham, Cambridgeshire. Second son of Mr & Mrs George Palmer, Qua Fen Common. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, france. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 7.
PAPWORTH Frederick
Private, 16659, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 23. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Richard and Emma Papworth, of Berry Crofts, Soham, Cambs. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
PEACOCK Fred
Private 16660, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds on 1st August 1917. Born Stuntney, enlisted Newmarket. Wife lived Waterside, Soham. Had previously served with 11th Suffolk Rgt and wounded 1st July 1916. Lived Mill Corner. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
PEACOCK Frederick Herbert
Private, 10105, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 15th November 1914. Age 19. Born King's Cross, Middlesex, enlisted Ely, resident Soham. Son of John and Eliza Peacock, of 4, The Penn, Angle Common, Soham, Cambs. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33
PENDLE Bertram
Private, 40877, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who was killed in action on Monday, 27th May 1918. Age 19. Born SOham, enlisted Chelsea, Middlesex, resident Cambridge. Son of Harry and Emily Pendle, of Market Place, Soham, Cambs. Commemorated on the SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France
PORTER Albert
Lance Corporal, 43197, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Saturday, 17th February 1917. Age 20. Son of Mrs. Sarah Aspland of East Fen, Common, Soham, Cambs. Lived from boyhood with Mr & Mrs Alfred Aspland. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Grave IV. F. II.
POWSON Bertie
Driver 142494, 13th Signal Company, Royal Engineers who died of malaria on Friday, 8th September 1916. Age 25. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of John William and Beatrice Powson, of Waterside, Soham, Cambs. BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. V. E. 3.
REEVE Arthur
Serjeant, 3/8533, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who killed in action on Thursday, 20th July 1916. Age 29. Born Soham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Husband of Sophia Layton Reeve, of Mill Corner, Soham, Cambs. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Grave XIV. C. 36.
REEVE John
Private, 326493, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment Killed in actio on 25th March 1918. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Lived Soham.
ROBINSON George [F]
Lance Corporal 6073, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was killed in action 10th March 1915, age 33. Born Newmarket, enlisted London, resident Soham. Buried: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France.
ROLFE Joseph L W
Serjeant 2862, East Surrey Regiment who died on Wednesday, 16th October 1918. In the 1911 census he is listed as the nephew of Wiseman and Rachel Gamble, aged 14, born Magdalen, Norfolk, resident Station Road, Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section E. Grave 120.
ROOTE Frank Phillip
Private, 241294, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 5th April 1919. Age 24. Son of Mrs. Mary Roote, of Paddock St., Soham. His brother William also fell and is buried in the same grave. Buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section K. Grave 275
ROUSE Bertram
Lance Corporal, SD/103, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 21st April 1916. Born Soham, enlisted at Eastbourne where he was working as a waiter (there were family ties in Eastbourne). Fourth son of Henry, a farrier and general blacksmith, and Rachel Rouse, of High St., Soham. Brother of William, Alec and Clement (below). All four brothers enlisted but only William and Alec survived the war. Buried in the GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. Q. 4.
ROUSE Clement
Private, 2852, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who died of wounds on Sunday, 16th May 1915. Age 16. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Fourth son of Henry, a farrier and general blacksmith, and Rachel Rouse, of High St., Soham. Brother of William, Alec and Bertram (above). All four brothers enlisted but only William and Alec survived the war. Clement was only fifteen when he enlisted. He saw some very heavy action, was wounded, brought back to a hospital on the south coast of England where he died of septicemia. Buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section K. Grave 205.
SARGENT Charles H
[Also spelt SERGEANT] Private, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Reg., killed in action 2/5/1915, age 20, commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Newmarket, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.
SARGENT Reginald Horace
[Also spelt SERGEANT on SDGW & CWGC] Private 81672, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 11th April 1918. Born Kedington, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket, resident Soham. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8 and 9.
SHAW Ernest G
Private 326503, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Reported wounded and missing, 14th October 1916, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Mr & Mrs George Shaw, Clay St, Soham. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
SHAW William
Lieutenant, second in command, A Company, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Scholar at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Wounded 16th September 1916 during raid near St Pierre Divion. Prisoner of War, Cambrai, who died of wounds on Wednesday, 27th September 1916. Age 23. Son of William and Alice Shaw, of 2, Tanner's Lane, Soham, Cambs. Buried in PORTE-DE-PARIS CEMETERY, CAMBRAI, Nord, France. Grave II. A. 33. See also Cambridge All Saints, Cambridge St Giles and Cambridge Guildhall
SIZER Edward
[Listed on memorial as Private] Acting Bombardier RMA/11511 (PO), HMS Indefatigable, Royal MArine Artillery. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Aged 40. Born 20 May 1876 in Soham. Next of kin was his cousin, Edith Walmen, The Homestead, Eastern Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth. In 1911 he was aged 33, single, born Soham, Bombardier, Royal Marine Artillery resident Royal Marine Artillery Barracks And Infirmary, Eastney, Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 21.
SIZER George
Corporal 21029, 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 26th June 1918. Born Soham and resident Soham, enlisted Ely. Formerly 7388, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Berles New Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 1.
SIZER Robert
Private, 14852, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 22nd October 1915. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr & Mrs John Sizer of East Fen Common, Soham. Buried in MAPLE COPSE CEMETERY, ZILLEBEKE, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Sp. Mem. D. 3.
STEADMAN James
Private 7637, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 18th February 1915. Age 23. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of James and Julia Steadman, of Pratt St., Soham, Cambridgeshire. [Son of Mr & Mrs James Steadman, East Fen Common, Soham.] Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
STEGGLES Henry
Private 152684, 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 21st September 1916, age 33. Born 27th May 1884 in Soham. Son of the late James and Caroline Steggles. Emigrated to Canada from Soham 11 years previously. Farmer by trade. Single man. Enlisted 6th August 1915 at Brandon, Manitoba, aged 32 years 5 months, passed fit 9th November 1915. Height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 34 inches, complexion sandy, eyes grey blue, hair fairly light. Scar at base of big toe on right foot and a white lump on his forehead. Religion Wesleyan (Methodist). Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9265 - 24
STITTLE Alfred
Saddler 8200, 117th Battery, Royal Field Artillery who died of wounds on Friday, 4th June 1915. Age 31. Born Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Alfred Stittle, of Hall St., Soham, Cambs; husband of Ann Elizabeth Stittle. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. D. 3.
STITTLE Ernest Bertram
Lance Corporal, 72110, 8th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers who died as a prisoner of war on Friday, 11th October 1918. Age 26. Born Cambridge, enlisted Southill, Bedfordshire, resident Soham. Son of Alfred and Ann Elizabeth Stittle, of Hall St., Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in SEDAN (ST. CHARLES) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Ardennes, France. Grave 410
SUMMERS Frank
Private 30774 , 9th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action on 4th October 1917, age 19. Born and resident Soham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of James & Clara Summers, of Quay Fen Common, Soham. Formerly 176353, Royal Field Artillery. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.
TALBOT John
Private 3/7150, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, killed in action 9th April 1917. Born Exning, Suffolk, enlisted Norwich. Buried in Bunyans Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France.
TAYLOR John Ellis
Lance Corporal 1111, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars, landed Gallipoli 19th August 1915, killed in action 21st August 1915, age 21. Enlisted Churn, resident Soham. Son of Mrs. Ellis Taylor, of Eye Hill, Soham, Cambs. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following: Volume 1, Part 2, Page 291 - TAYLOR, John Ellis - Lance Corporal, # 1111, Buckinghamshire Yeomanry ( Royal Bucks Hussars ) (T.F.) Eldest son of Ellis Staples Taylor of Eye Hill House, Soham, Cambridgeshire, by his wife Annie Cole, dau of Cole Ambrose of Stuntney Hall, Ely; Born Eye Hill House aforesaid, 13th Jan 1895,educated Kings School, Ely; volunteered after the outbreak of war, and enlisted 31st Aug 1914, went to Egypt with his Regiment in April 1915; left for the Dardenelles 13th Aug and was reported missing on 21st Aug, after the charge of the Yeomanry at Burnt Hill, under Lord Longford. Major W.E.St John wrote that the spot was a very inferno, a sort of No Mans Land, shelled by enemy and friend alike, adding "He (Taylor) was just one of the best. I knew him to well to doubt that he died anyway but as a gentleman and in just the way he would like to die." Later in Dec 1915, one of his comrades wrote through the Red Cross Society to say that he saw him instantly killed whilst charging up the hill. He was a very good shot and was full marksman in the Regiment. Unm.

TOWNSEND Harry Gordon
Lance Corporal, 2444, City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) who died on Friday, 12th July 1918. Age 22. Son of Harry Warwick Townsend and Constance Townsend, of "Sunnyside," Soham, Cambs. Buried in FORDHAM (SS. PETER AND MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire in North-East part. See also Soham Grammar School Memorial.
TURNER Charles
Private 13520, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 10th October 1918. Aged 22. Born Soham, enlisted Norwich. Son of Clarke and Annie Mary Turner, of Soham, Cambs. Buried in Landrecies Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave 3 amongst the civilians.
WEBB Joseph
Serjeant, 6723, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 30th October 1915. Born Dullingham, enlisted Ely. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38
WEBBER A J
Private. No further information currently.

Not on memorial

ROOTE William
Private, F/25036, Army Service Corps who died on Sunday, 28th October 1917. Age 38. Son of Mrs. Mary Roote, of Paddock St., Soham. His brother Frank Phillip also fell and is buried in the same grave. Buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section K. Grave 275
   

Greater Love Hath No Man Than This
That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends
In Honoured Memory of
the men of Soham who gave their
lives for Liberty and Justice in
the Second World War
1939 - 1945

AMES H V
Probably: Flt. Sgt. W Op. R.A.F.V.R., d 29/12/1944, age 24, buried: ARDGLASS (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD, County Down, United Kingdom. Son of Walter and Kate Ames.
ATTLESEY George James Palmer
Private, 5784536, Royal Norfolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1944. Age 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Palmer Attlesey, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in ASSISI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row G. Grave 2.
ASHTON N
Possibly NEPHI ASHTON, Able Seaman, C/SSX 19871, H.M.S. Willamette Valley, Royal Navy who died on Saturday, 29th June 1940. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Panel 35, Column 1.
BEAUMONT Thomas Francis
Flight Sergeant, 516439, 277 Sqdn., Royal Air Force, flew Defiants from Stapleford Tawaney with detachments Martlesham Heath, Hawkinge and Shoreham, who died on Wednesday, 3rd June 1942. Age 27. Son of Thomas Beaumont, and of C. M. Beaumont, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 3, Column 1.
BRIDGEMAN Ernest Charles
Fusilier, 5829967, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.) who died on Friday, 22nd October 1943. Age 30. Son of Robert Henry and Sarah Bridgeman, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave X. F. 17.
BRIDGES George Frank
Lance Corporal, 5837392, 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regt.) who died on Monday, 9th August 1943. Age 21. Son of Frank Charles Copeland Bridges and May Eliza Bridges, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Grave III. J. 24.
BAILEY A J
R.A.F. possibly Alfred James Bailey, Leading Aircraftman 1610452, 250 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 August 1945. Buried in UDINE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row A. Grave 2.
BRIGHTWELL Thomas William
Gunner, 1092995, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt., Royal Artillery, Prisoner of War, who died on Friday, 20th April 1945. Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs W. W. Brightwell, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. Sec. H. C. 15.
BROWN A W
Cambridgeshire Reg. Probably: Pte. Arthur William Brown, 2nd Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., d 21/9/1944, age 23, commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Son of Herbert Joseph and Annie Elizabeth Brown, of Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire. See also Prickwillow and Ely.
BROWN Francis
Francis Brown Monmouthshire Reg. 2nd Bt., d 24/10/1944, age 20, buried: UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Son of Herbert Joseph and Annie Elizabeth Brown, of Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire. See also Prickwillow and Ely.
BULL James Arthur
Private, 5777218, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, Prisoner of War, who died on Tuesday, 6th July 1943. Age 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bull, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 8. B. 54.
CLEMENTS Sidney William
Gunner, 1775652, 546 Coast Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Friday, 5th June 1942. Age 34. Son of Sidney Charles and Rosa Clements, of Soham. Buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section P. Grave 2.
EDWARDS Albert Harry
Corporal, 5831090, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 12th August 1944. Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Edwards; husband of Phyllis Mary Edwards, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 13, Column 2.
EDWARDS Jack
Private Jack Edwards, 1st Bt. Queen's Own Cameroon Highlanders, died 26th February 1945, age 20. Son of Arthur and Beatrice Edwards, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried: Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar.
EDWARDS Vincent
Marine, PO/X 121963, No. 44 R.M. Commando., Royal Marines who died on Thursday, 25th January 1945. Age 20. Son of George Lewis Edwards and Sarah Ann Edwards, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 90, Column 1.
ENNION Thomas Richard
Captain, 90445, 2nd Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 14th February 1942. Age 30. Son of Edgar Rowland Ennion and Adela Blanche Ennion, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 12. Row D. Grave 7.

 

GILBEY Ernest
Gunner, 781640, 2 Bty., 1 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Saturday, 14th November 1942. Age 32. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Husband of Ivy Gilbey (nee Cutchey); they had four children Ivy, Ray, gerald and Patrick. Commemorated on the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 35.
GILBEY Stanley
Private, 5933065, DCompany, 2nd Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 19th January 1942. Age 27. Son of Arthur and Sarah Gilbey; husband of Irene Gilbey. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 59.
HOBBS Owen Charles
Private, 5932988, HQ Company, 2nd Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, Prisoner of War, who died of diphtheria at Changi on Tuesday, 20th October 1942. Age 23. Son of David and Caroline Hobbs, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 13. Row E. Grave 18.
HOPKINS S
Suffolk Regt. probably Sydney Hopkins Private, 6020044, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Monday, 24th January 1944. Age 24. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 7.
HOWE Frederick
Flight Sergeant, 3006443, Air Gnr., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Sunday, 3rd June 1945. Age 19. Son of Ellis James Howe and Florence Alice Howe, of Soham. buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section N. Grave 155.
HUNT William Neville
Ordnance Artificer 1st Class, P/MX 58034, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy who died on Saturday, 24th May 1941. Age 47. Son of Thomas B. and Susan Hunt, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 56, Column 3.
HUTT Maurice
Sergeant, 1332295, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 10th December 1942. Age 21. Son of Frederick Robert and Ellen Hutt, of Soham. Buried in section of SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 208.
NUNN J W
R.A.F. No further information currently
PALMER George Albert

Private 5778606, The Norfolk Regiment. Died 5th May 1943. Aged 28. Husband of Vera G. Palmer, of Soham. Buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 180.

PAPWORTH George William

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© Richard E Hinkle 2002
Private, 5824444, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, Prisoner of War, who died on Friday, 9th February 1945. Age 36. Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, Hong Kong. Plot V. Row K. Grave 9.
PEACOCK Alfred Arthur

Private, 11415597, Pioneer Corps who died on Thursday, 21st March 1946. Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Robbert Peacock, of Soham. Buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section H. Grave 25.

PEACOCK E H
probably Edward Harold Peacock, Able Seaman, C/JX 172429, H.M.S. Martin, Royal Navy who died on Tuesday, 10th November 1942. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Ref: 55, 3.
PEACOCK Stanley Gordon
Corps of Military Police (C.M.P.) possibly Private, 6019799, 1/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment who died on Saturday, 3rd March 1945. Age 27. Son of William and Harriet Peacock; husband of Dorothy Gladys Peacock, of Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire. Buried in RAVENNA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave II. A. 2.
PEARSON Eric Robert
Private, 5831654, 1st Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who went missing in action on Sunday, 15th February 1942. Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pearson, of Soham, Cambridgeshire; husband of Violet May Pearson, of Fordham, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 60.
PLUMB Stanley
Trooper, 7912234, 7th Queen's Own Hussars, R.A.C. who died on Saturday, 7th March 1942. Age 27. Son of James and Sarah Elizabeth Plumb, husband of Beatrice May Plumb, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 1.
RUST F
Private, 14568868, 1st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry who died on Saturday, 3rd June 1944. Buried in the BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Grave II. B. 2.
SMITH Laurence Leonard
Aircraftman 2nd Class, 1238554, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 14th January 1943. Age 20. Son of David William and Ada Smith, of Soham. Buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section J. Grave 35.
STEADMAN Jim
Private, 5836887, 1st Battalion The London Scottish, Gordon Highlanders who died on Monday, 2nd October 1944. Age 23. Son of Ellis William and Kate Steadman, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in PADUA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave I. C. 10.
STEGGLES William James
Gunner, 1601985, Royal Artillery, attached. 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 15th March 1945. Age 34. Son of Charles and Laura Steggles, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Grave 19. A. 11.
SUMMERS Sidney

Private, 5933164, 2nd Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 30th November 1940. Age 25. Son of James and Clara Summers, of Soham; husband of Gertie Rosella Summers, of Soham. Buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire, Section P. Grave 1.

TURNER W E
R.A. Probably: Bdr. William Edward Turner, d 3/12/1945, age 33, buried: ROCHEFORT-SUR-MER NAVAL CEMETERY, Charente-Maritime, France. Son of Harry and Rose Turner. Born and resident Cambridgeshire.
WHITE George Warren

Gunner, 1634578, 518 Bty., 84 Searchlight Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Monday, 22nd September 1941. Age 31. Son of Warren John White and of Georgina White (nee Harding), of Soham; husband of Phyllis May White, of Soham. Buried SOHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 192.

WHYMER Claude
Private, 6020527, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who died on Saturday, 12th August 1944. Age 24. Son of Arnold John and Mary Whymer, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave XI. B. 3.
WILSON G
Cambridgeshire Regt. Probably: Pte. George Wilson, 1st Bt., d 15/2/1942, age 28, commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Son of Hedley and Eva Wilson; husband of Elsie Wilson, of Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire.
Subsequently added to memorial
BOUGHEY Mary Ursula
Junior Commander, Aux. Territorial Service (F.A.N.Y.), d 20/1/1945, age 25, buried: NARBOROUGH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Daughter of the Revd. Percy Fletcher Boughey, M.A. and Elsie le Strange Boughey, of Soham Vicarage, Cambridgeshire.
EVERSHED Mollie

Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. Died 7 August 1944. Aged 27. Daughter of Reginald Avery Evershed and Thora Margaret Evershed, of Soham, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France.

 

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