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TOFT WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards

There is no memorial in the church or village to men who died in the First World War, however there is a plaque on the church organ saying that is was built as a memorial to those who served in the Great War, and restored as a memorial to those who died in the Second World War.

The County First World War memorial lists one man for Toft:

TAYLOR, MC

Denis Percival [Beauchamp]

Lieutenant, 3 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and 3rd (King's Own) Hussars. Killed in action 14 March 1916. Aged 21. Born 22 September 1894 in Aldershot. Son of Col Philip Beauchamp Taylor, CBE. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Educated at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey. Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1 September 1915. Buried in the North part of BILLY-MONTIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 1. See also Charterhouse School

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1919:

TAYLOR Denis Percival Beauchamp of Toft Manor Cambridge M.C. lieutenant 3rd Hussars and Royal Flying Corps died on or since 14 March 1916 in France Administration London 9 May to Philip Beauchamp Taylor colonel H.M. Army (retired). Effects £4512 0s. 8d.

Note: There are adverts in the Cambridge newspapers in August 1918 for the contents of Toft Manor being sold on the instructions of Col P Beauchamp Taylor.

For Second World War, see Toft Methodist.

TOFT METHODIST CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL

The memorial is inset into the wall of the Methodist Church.

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IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO DIED IN THE WAR OF

1939-1945

TEBBIT
Harold Paul Lister
Third Radio Officer, M.V. Abosso (Liverpool), Merchant Navy who died on Thursday, 29th October 1942. Age 18. Son of Bernard Lister Tebbit, and May Tebbit, of Haverhill, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London, United Kingdom Panel 2.

CUSTERSON
Norman Charles
Private 5933218, 1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, a prisoner of war, who died of dysentery, at Tamarkan, Thailand, on Sunday, 3rd October 1943. Aged 23. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row K. Grave 15.

Kanchanaburi is 129 kilometres west-north-west of Bangkok.

BRAYSHER
Roland Norris
Private 5933280 4th Bn., Suffolk Regiment, prisoner of war, who died on Wednesday, 1st December 1943. Age 34. Husband of Annie P. Braysher, of Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire. Brit. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan Sec. C. Row A. Grave 7.

Yokohama War Cemetery is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

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