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THRIPLOW WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson

The war memorial is opposite the village green on the side of Fowlmere Road. It takes the form of a stone of remembrance made from Portland stone. There are 14 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2. The memorial was originally unveiled and dedicated 12 November 1922; the masons were Messrs. W Hitehead & Sons.

There are further links for Thriplow include those for
78th Fighter Group USAF
Thriplow Hospital
Cambridge American Cemetery

Photograph from a postcard kindly supplied by
Thomas Whitehead of Shannon, Mississippi

THRIPLOW
IN HONOUR OF THOSE
WHO FOUGHT AND IN MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

SKILLINGS
Allan
Private 3/9262 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 22nd April 1915. Aged 31. Son of Thomas and Sarah Skillings, of Thriplow, Royston; husband of Edith Ruth Skillings, of Thriplow, Royston. Buried in WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 14.
HAGGER
Leonard
Private 10810 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 22nd June 1916. Aged 24. Son of Walter and Jane Hagger, of Thriplow, nr. Royston, Herts. Buried in BOISGUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 7.
FLACK
Leonard
Private 16690 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mrs. Charlotte Flack, of 13, Church St., Thriplow, Royston, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

UNWIN
Richard
Lance Serjeant 15783 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Buried in BAPAUME POST MILITARY CEMETERY, ALBERT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 25.
CARTER
Arthur Walter
Private 3884 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 30th August 1916. Aged 19. Son of Alfred William and Sophia Carter, of Thriplow Heath, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

HALL
Henry John
Private 43099 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 12th October 1916. Aged 23. Son of Walter and Mary Hall, of Thriplow Heath, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

GAMBIE
Horace
Private 15607 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 7th February 1917. Aged 23. Son of Caroline and the late John Gambie, of Thriplow, Cambs. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 16A.
SOFTLY
Clement Peter
Rifleman 393689 "B" Company, 1st/9th Battalion, London Regt (Queen Victoria's Rifles) who died on Saturday, 14th April 1917. Aged 33. Son of John and Martha Freeman Softly, of Thriplow, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

ISON
Harold
Private 328071, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 31st July 1917. Aged 22. Born Quy, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Josiah Ison, of Stowcum, Quy, Camblidge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52

MOULE
Henry
Private 16358 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Friday, 5th April 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25
MILLER
Leslie
Lance Corporal 15621 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Tuesday, 9th April 1918. Aged 22. Adopted son of Mary Ann Moule, of Lower St., Thriplow, Royston, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on the PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3
NEEVES
Berthram Freeman
Private 69999 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who died on Sunday, 18th August 1918. Aged 19. Son of John and Elizabeth Neeves, of Thriplow, Cambridgeshire. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 12.
FULLER
William Alfred
Private 320693 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Monday, 21st October 1918. Aged 21. Son of Alfred Robert Fuller, of Church St., Thriplow, Royston, Herts. Buried in ARRAS ROAD CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row O. Grave 6.

AND IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

MARSHALL
Reginald
Sergeant 1295549 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 29th July 1944. Son of Mrs. A. Marshall, of Thriplow, Cambridge. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 8. Row A. Grave 27.
SMITH
Harry Arthur
Sergeant 1466653 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 9th January 1943. Aged 21. Son of Adolphus Mortimer Smith and Alice Mabel Smith, of Thriplow, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 165.
EDWARDS
William
possibly William Owen (Bill) Edwards, Lieutenant 125261, Royal Engineers who died on Friday, 25th July 1941. Aged 46. Son of Owen and Josephine Edwards; husband of Sybil Julia Edwards, of Cambridge. Buried in MAALA CEMETERY, Yemen. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 45.
SYMONDS
[William Edward] John
[William Edward John in Ely Cathedral and on CWGC] Private 5779673, 5th Battaion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 22nd January 1942. Aged 29. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 34. Row E. Collective grave 1-8.

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