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SUTTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Sutton War Memorial is located in St Andrew Churchyard, High Street, Sutton in the Iske, East Cambridgeshire. It takes the form of a alntern topped with a Lation Cross on an octagonal shaft atop a square plinth with a single step base all of hiwch is ecompassed by a low wall. The memorial was unveiled 28 Jnaury 1921 by Captain Colin Reith Cooper, D.S.O., M.P. nd dedicated by the Bishiop of Ely. The memorial cost £200 to erect. There are 32 names listed for World War 1 and 16 for World War 2.

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In grateful memory
of the men of this village
who laid down their lives
for their country in the
Great Wars
1914-1918, 1939-1945
Their name liveth for evermore.

1914 - 1918

CATTELL

John Ibbott

Private 46545, 4th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) who was killed in action 20 October 1918, aged 32. Born Sutton, enlisted Cambridge, Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Cattell, of Sutton, Isle of Ely; husband of Mrs. F. Cattell, of 21, Canterbury, St., Cambridge. Formerly S.4/184894, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 124 to 125 and 162 to 162A.
CHARTER

Charles

Serjeant 326435, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died of wounds 18 September 1918. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. R. Charter, of Station Rd., Sutton, Ely. Formerly 3759, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 328.
CLARK

Charles

[Spelt CLARKE on SDGW & CWGC] Private 17488, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in actin 25 May 1915, aged 48. Born Sutton, enlisted Ely. Husband of M. M. Clarke, of Steward's Lane, Sutton, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
CLARK

Herbert [John]

Private 3198, 5th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), killed in action at Gallipoli 28 April 1915, aged 26. Enlisted Edinburgh, resident Pimlico, London. Son of Annie Kate Clark, of 13, Alms Houses, St. Mary's St., Ely, Cambs, and the late Joseph Clark. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 26 to 30.
CLAY

John Brand

Private 320561, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died in Egypt 12 August 1917. Born Sutton, enlisted Ely. Formerly 19845, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel. Section A. Grave 226.
CONSTABLE

John William

[Listed as William John on memorial] Private 30205 [SDGW} or 30203 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action on 27 May 1918. Born Stratham, Norfolk, enlisted King's Lynn, resident of Sutton. Formerly 27449, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
CROXON

George

Private 320919, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died in Egypt 27 April 1917. Born Sutton, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 19853, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel. Section A. Grave 159.
DARBY

Charles Joseph Henry

Private 204190, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) who was killed in action 27 August 1918, aged 20. Born Sutton, enlisted Newton Abbot, resident Teignmouth, Devon. Son of Mr. J. C. and Mrs. M. E. Darby, of "The Chestnuts," Sutton, Cambs. Formerly 30341, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St Vaast, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 15.
DEWEY

George Amos

Private 6499, 71st Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), wounded 15 September 1917, died of wounds 16 October 1917, aged 23. Son of James H. and Mary Martha Dewey, of Windmill Lane, Sutton, Ely. Buried in North-West part of Sutton (St Andrew) churchyard.
FULCHER

Ernest William

Private G/40983, 21st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) who was killed in action 25 March 1918. Born Sutton, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Isle of Man. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
GIDDENS

Herbert

Private 6634, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action 16 January 1915. Born Sutton, enlisted Ely. Lived at Field Gate, Sutton. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
GIMBERT

Bertram Herbert

Private 8624, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action 26 August 1914. Born and enlisted Ely. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
GIMBERT

Ernest Albert

Private 9209, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action 1 October 1915, aged 20. Born Sutton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of the late Frederick and Harriet Gimbert, Station Rd, Sutton. (Brother of Arthur.) No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.
GURRY

George William

Private 325075, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died of heart failure, 18 November 1918. Lived High St, Sutton. Buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 13.
HADDER

Mander

Private 24475, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, who was killed in action 12 May 1917. Born Emneth, elisted Ely. Son of William Hadder, of The Jolly Bankers, Sutton, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
HADDER

Vivian

Private 15170, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action 27 July 1916. Born and resident Sutton, enlisted Huntingdon. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
HENSBY

Walter William

Lance Corporal 23948, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who killed in action 25 March 1918 having first been reported missing. Born Littleport, enlisted Elyh. Son of Mr & Mrs W Hensby, Wickham Road, Sutton. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Mepal.
JESSOP

Ernest

[Listed as Ernest JESSUP on SDGW & CWGC] Private 34650, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 23 July 1916. Born Oulton Broad, Suffolk, resident, Sutton, Isle of Ely, enlisted Ely. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
JOHNSON

Herbert [William]

Private 22434, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 12 October 1916, aged 39. Born Sutton, enlisted Ely. Son of the late George and Fanny Johnson; husband of Flora Litchfield (formerly Johnson), of The Row, Sutton, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
KNIGHT

Frank

Private. No further information currently available.
KNIGHT

William

Serjeant 9748, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action 28 April 1917, aged 43. Born Bodlam, Sussex, enlisted Felixstowe. Son of the late William Knight, of Sutton, Isle of Ely; husband of Maud Ellen Knight, of 2, Bull Lane, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
LOW

Herbert

Private 3758, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, who died of wounds 18 September 1916, aged 19. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Edward and Harriet Low, of Red Lion Lane, Sutton. Buried in South-West part of Sutton (St. Andrew) churchyard.
LOW

Walter Alfred

Lance Corporal 40501, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Lancashire Fusiliers, who died of wounds 15 October 1917, aged 22. Born Sutton, enlisted Isle iof Ely. Son of Edward and Harriet Low, of Burystead Farm, Sutton, Ely, Cambs. Formerly 26644, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 24.
MARSHALL

Evelyn Saffery

Captain, "D" Company, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who died of wounds 6 April 1916 aged 29. Son of Canon and Mrs. E. T. Marshall, of 2, Old Town, Stratford-on-Avon, formerly Vicar of Sutton. Born Manea 28 January 1887. Joined Royal Fusiliers as despatch rider, commissioned 2nd Lt., 25 January 1915, Royal Warwickshire Regiment Capt. 7 August 1915. To Gallipoli 19 June 1915. To Mesopotamia March 1916. Unmarried. Twice Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 9.
MARSHALL

John Edward

Captain, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, who died 30 March 1915, aged 33. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of the Rev. Canon Edward Thory Marshall (Vicar of Sutton) and Lucy Charlotte Emma Marshall, of 2, Old Town, Stratford-on-Avon. Born Coveney, 3 June 1881, gazetted 2nd Lt. 28 January 1903 in Royal Garrison Artillery from militia. Lt. Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 17 October 1906, Capt. 30 August 1914. Served South African War 1901-02. West Africa 1908 - 2 April 1913. To France with B.E.F. 18 December 1914. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section Y. Grave 4. The original wooden battlefield cross from Capt. Marshall's grave is preserved within Sutton church, where there are also family memorials to him and his brother, see below.
MEEKS

Alfred George

suttonmeeksgrave.jpg - 10911 BytesPrivate 201502, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died 16 November 1917. Born Sutton, enlisted Ely. Formerly 4458, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in South-West part of Sutton (St. Andrew) churchyard.
NUNN

Albert

Rifleman S/13243, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Price Consort's Own), who died 13 October 1916, aged 37. Born Sutton, enlisted London, resident Plaistow, Essex. Son of John Nunn, of Sutton, Cambs. Buried in Agny Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 38.
NUNN

Frank

Rifleman 572685, 1st/17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), London Regiment, who was killed in action 30 November 1917, aged 33. Born and resident Sutton, enlisted Straford. Son of John and Elizabeth Nunn, of Sutton, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France. Panel 12.
SMITH

Gerald Banks

Rifleman 2692, 1st/21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London Regiment, who died of wounds 27 April 1916, aged 20. Enlisted Camberwell, resident Sutton, Isle of Ely. Son of Mr & Mrs J Banks-Smith of Sutton. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 8.
WAYMAN

Charles William

Private 3/9528, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died in United Kingdom 14 May 1916, aged 18. Born Sutton, Isle of Ely, enlisted Ely. Son of George and Caroline Maud Wayman, of Stewards Lane, Sutton, Ely, Cambs. A full account of this man's death is in the Ely Standard 19 May 1916. Buried in Felixstowe New Cemetery, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 10.
WAYMAN, D.C.M. , Crois de Guerre

Harry Lionel

Serjeant 9178, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action 27 March 1918, aged 22. Born Sutton, enlisted Ely. Son of George and Caroline M. Wayman, of Steward's Lane, Sutton, Ely. DCM announced in London Gazette 15 March 1916, story in Cambs. Times 11 February 1916. Awarded DCM for repairing signal lines during a bombardment on 22 November 1915. Also awarded the Croix de Guerre (Belgium). Buried in Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France. Plot II. Row S. Grave 11.

Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920 for H. Wayman London Gazette 15 March 1916:

9178 Pte. H. WAYMAN 7th Bn.
For conspicuous gallantry in repeatedly repairing a telephone line under heavy shell fire.

WRIGHT

Harry

Private 16710, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action 1 July 1916, aged 37. Born Sutton, enlisted Wisbech. Son of George and Sarah Wright, of West End, Sutton; husband of Esther A. Mead (formerly Wright), of West End, Sutton, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
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BELL Alfred
Private G/35644, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), who was killed in action 30 October 1918, aged 27. Born Somersham, enlisted Ely, resident Sutton. Son of Robert and Annie Bell, of Sutton, Ely. Buried in Landrecies British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 14.

1939 - 1945

BLAYDON, D.F.M.

Reginald William

Flying Officer, 582 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based Little Staughton, flew Lancasters, who died 8th August 1944 aged 29. He is buried in St. Vigor-D'ymonville Churchyard, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of Thomas and Florence Blaydon, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire. Born on the 4th December 1914, he lived at No 2 Mepal Road, Sutton. He attended Sutton National School between 1927-31. He worked as an insurance Agent and enlisted on 14th July 1939 and was called up 3rd September 1939. After initial training as air crew he was posted to No 9 Squadron in Honnington, Suffolk flying in Wellington Bombers. While flying approximately his 9th Operation, on 11th January 1941, which was to raid the Royal Arsenal in Turin, Italy, the plane developed mechanical problems which led to a crash landing in the snow in the Rhone Valley near a village called Meserieux. He and his five colleagues survived and were subsequently interned by the 'Vichy' French. They were held in several military type prisons. They made several escape attempts and on one occasion Reg was captured approximately two miles from Spain.

Eventually he made it into Spain where he was captured by the Spanish who also interned him for about a month before allowing him to enter Gibraltar. All five of his colleagues also managed to reach there. Subsequently one of them was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for the escape. He left Gibraltar on 5th June 1941 returning to active service on 9 Squadron on 1st August 1941. In total he completed at least 31 operations with 9 Squadron. During a raid to Berlin on 7th August 1941 his plane was hit and he was awarded the DFM for his actions which was presented to him by the King at Buckingham Palace on the 13th October 1942. He then spent time on training units before being posted to No 582 Squadron (Pathfinder Force) in April 1944. He flew about 25 operations before his Lancaster was shot down by a night fighter that had followed them from a raid on the Falaise area. Three of his colleagues perished with him, two were captured by the Germans and two, with the help of the local French evaded for several weeks until the Canadians liberated the area. [Thanks to Anthony Scott for providing much of the above information].

BRADSHAW

Arthur Leslie

Sergeant 1182378, 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based Snaith, Yorks & Kirmington, flew Wellington bombers, who died 22 October 1941, aged 19. Son of Arthur and Mabel Bradshaw, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany. Plot 5. Row C. Grave 11.

BURGESS

Granville B C Frank

Able Seaman P/JX 214671, HMS Arrow, Royal Navy, died 5 August 1943, aged 23. Son of Charles and Alice Burgess; husband of Phyllis K. Burgess, of Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. Plot 4. Row K. Grave 16.

CLAY

William Brand

Corporal 5949199, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, who died 25 November 1941, aged 24. Son of John Brand Clay, and of Ella Clay, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire. His father Pte John Clay died in World War One and is listed above. No known grave. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 57.

FAUX

George Leslie

Private 5780827, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, who died 18 December 1941, aged 26. Son of Ella Rose Markwell, of Sutton; nephew of Miss H. M. Faux, of Sutton. Buried in Sutton (St. Andrew) churchyard.

HUMPHREY

Keith Reginald

Sergeant (Pilot) nt 741337, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, based Hemswell & Wick, flew Hampden bombers, who died 26 October 1940, aged 24. Son of Reginald Percy and Ethel Humphrey, of Sutton, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 15.

NUNN

Derrick Edward

Leading Aircraftman 1260470, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 24 August 1944, aged 33. Son of Edward Henry and Ellen Nunn, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 439.

NUNN

John George

Driver T/132872, Royal Army Service Corps, who died 2 November 1944, aged 32. Buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot 10. Row B. Grave 7.

PEACOCK

Percy Donald

Gunner 975292, 122 Field Regiment Royal Artillery, who died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 18 November 1943, aged 28. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 72.

ROWLAND

Thomas Joseph Hamilton

Driver 2003061, 560 Field Company, Royal Engineers, who died 12 September 1944, aged 27. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Rowland; husband of Elizabeth Rowland, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 42.

SEAMARK

Frederick Charles

Private 5933830, 1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, who died 31 August 1943, of beri-beri, as Prisoner of War of the Japanese at Tamarkan, Thailand, aged 31. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Plot 2. Row J. Grave 34.

SOUTH

Owen Desmond

Leading Seaman LT/JX 378500, H.M. Motor Minesweeper 101, Royal Naval Patrol Service, who died 29 November 1944, aged 20. Son of Stanley and Rosetta Hardy South, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk. Panel 14, Column 1.

STIMPSON

Arthur Leslie

Private 6031874, 4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment, who died 10 July 1944, aged 30. Buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 22.

YOUNG

William Frederick

[Also listed as YOUNGS] Colour Serjeant 5826114, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died 12 June 1940, aged 25. Son of Frederick James Young and Olive Susan Young, of Sutton, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot 2 Row 18 Grave 14.

 Added to base of memorial
LOADES Stanley Robert
Serjeant, 630 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Mr & Mrs Loades, Station Road, Sutton. Died 29 January 1944. Buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot 7. Row C. Collective grave 3-6.

Note: 630 Squadron RAF, flew Lancasters, based at East Kirby. Formed 15 November 1943, disbanded 18 July 1945.

Also buried in Sutton churchyard extension
SYKES Stanley William Coulson

Private 5825825, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died 13 March 1945, aged 32. Son of John Thomas Sykes and Hetty Winifred Sykes, husband of Margaret Sykes, of Sutton. Buried in Sutton (St. Andrew) churchyard. Row 7. West. Grave 3.

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