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SWAFFHAM PRIOR ZION CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson
additional information from Patrick Gariepy

This memorial records Swaffham Prior Zionist residents who went to war and never returned. It takes the form of a white, marble, tablet withn a small nowy head. It lists ten men from World War 1, none for World War 2. The tablet was unveiled 20th NOvember 1919. Details appeared in the Cambridge Independent Press 28th November 1919.

Photograph Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000

WAR MEMORIAL
FIRST WORLD WAR
MEMORIAL TABLET

BADCOCK Walter
Private 45007, 2nd/5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 26th September 1917. Born Swaffham Prior, enlisted Newmarket, resident Swaffham Bulbeck. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.
BAREFORD Alfred Manning
Serjeant 7953 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 3rd May 1917. Aged 31. Born and resident Swaffham Bulbeck, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Reuben Bareford, of Swaffham, Bulbeck, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7
BENSTEAD Percy
Private 196666, 19th Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of Malaria in Egypt 9th November 1918. Aged 32. Born Huntingdon, resident Swaffham Prior. Son of William and Mahala Benstead; husband of Daisy H. Benstead, of High St. Swaffham Prior, Cambs. He was the grandfather of a later Pastor; he died of Malaria in Egypt and never saw his daughter who was born in 1917. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 48. On the St Mary's Church War Memorial.
BUTLER Owen James
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 16th October 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Butler, of Archer's Farm, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambs. Buried in AUBY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. South side of main path.
FORDHAM Bert
Private 20471, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 3rd July 1916. Aged 26. Born bristol, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Nathan Fordham of Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
HAWKES Francis Danby Palmby
Lieutenant 42nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) who died on Sunday, 29th September 1918. Born December 31, 1885, in Swaffham, Cambs., the son of Susan Hawkes of Swaffham. He was unmarried and in civil life was employed as a grocery clerk. On August 4, 1915, he enlisted in the C.E.F. in Toronto, Ontario. At the time of his enlistment he was described as being 6 feet tall with fair complexion, blue eyes and medium hair. Son of Mrs. S. Hawkes, of Swaffham Priory, Cambs. Buried in ONTARIO CEMETERY, SAINS-LES-MARQUION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 7. On the St Mary's Church War Memorial. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4163 - 54
HAWKES [Albert] Edward
Corporal, 110229, 5th Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifle. Killed in action 1st October 1916. Aged 22. Born March 29, 1895, in Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, the son of James Hawkes of 62, Gatehouse, Bolney, Sussex. He was unmarried and in civil life was employed as a farm labourer. On February 9, 1915, he enlisted in the C.E.F. in Sherbrooke. At the time of his enlistment he was described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall with fair complexion, fair hair and blue eyes. Son of James & Lucy Hawkes of Whitemans Green, Cuckfield, and the late James Hawkes. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. On the St Mary's Church War Memorial. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4163 - 41
HAWKES Richard P aka Dick
Private 18452 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 3rd October 1915. Born Swaffham Prior, enlisted Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. On the St Mary's Church War Memorial.
HEFFER George Charles
Private 21819 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who was killed in action on Saturday, 10th August 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Swaffham Prior, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Henry and Maria Heffer, of Mutton Row, Swaffham Prior, Cambridge. Formerly 24446, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 16. On the St Mary's Church War Memorial. [Listed as Charles George in CWGC]
JOHNSON Arthur John
Private, 71974, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born Swaffham, enlisted Newmarket, resident Islington. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III Row K. Grave 17.

Note: Those No known grave. Commemorated on the church war memorial are to be found on a tablet.

"28.11.1919; Tablet unveiled: 20th. November, 1919,
commemorating the former Sunday school Scholars:"

Last updated 28 January, 2012

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