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TRUMPINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2 Roll of Honour
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme
additional information by Christopher Comber

This memorial is at the junction of Church Lane and High Street (A10) at the entrance to Trumpington Hall. The memorial was designed by Eric Gill. It takes the form of a cross with the monogram 'KR', the Greek initial letters for CHRISTOS, and this stands on a plinth with a three-stepped base. The panels are carved in relief depicting St Mary, St Michael, St george and a figure of a soldier. The cross is made from Portland stone. There are 36 names for World War 1 and 8 for World War 2. The memroial was first uneviled on 11th December 1921.

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MEN OF TRUMPINGTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
FOR LIBERTY AND JUSTICE

1914-1918

BROWN
William
Private G/39459 [SDGW] or G/39450 [CWGC], 11th Battalion [SDGW] or 1st Battalion [CWGC], Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 17 September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Swaffham Prior, enlisted Cambridge, resident Trumpington. Son of James and Jane Brown, of Cadenham Farm, Swaffham Prior, Cambridge. Buried in DOCHY FARM NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 24. See also Cambridge Guildhall
CHAPLIN
Arthur Hugh [Bates]
Captain, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21 May 1917. Aged 41. Husband of M. Chaplin. Buried in TRUMPINGTON (SS. MARY AND MICHAEL) NEW CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. See also Perse School, Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Andrew the Great
CHAPLIN
Charles Montague
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 26 September 1917. Aged 35. Son of Arthur Edward and Alice Mary Chaplin, of "Dalreagh," Chaucer Rd., Cambridge; husband of Elizabeth Joan Chaplin, of "Dalreagh," Chaucer Rd., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Perse School memorial
CHAPMAN
Herbert
Company Sergeant Major 325144, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4 September 1917. Aged 35. Son of J. H. and E. Chapman, of Trumpington; husband of Alice M. Chapman, of 2, Alpha Terrace, Trumpington, Cambs. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge Guildhall, and Cambridge University Press.
DAY
George
Private 9905, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday, 7 December 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Little Swaffham, enlisted Cambridge, resident Trumpington. Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 10.
FLACK
Robert
Private 16902, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26 March 1918. Aged 24. Born Trumpington, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas and Annie Flack, of Brook Lodge, Derby Rd., Beeston, Notts. Native of Trumpington, Cambs. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
FLACK
William
Private 16589, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 August 1916. Born Trumpington, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Cambridge Guildhall
FOSTER
Charles Finch
Lieutenant 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, died 27 March 1918. Aged 20. Son of George Ralph Cunliffe Foster and Grace Harriot, Foster, of Anstey Hall, Trumpington, Cambridge. Buried in CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France.
FREESTONE
George
Gunner 138th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, died 3 May 1918. Husband of Annie Freestone, of Colon, Main Rd., Trumpington, Cambs. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France.
GOWLAND
Christopher
Probably: Lance Corporal 12450, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 2 December 1918. Enlisted Cambridge. Buried in DENAIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France.
GRAY
Edward
Probably: Edward Thomas Gray, Private, 1416, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B
GRAY
Maurice
Captain, 7th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) attached 2nd Dragoon Guards. Killed in action 8 August 1918. Aged 28, Son of Alan Gray, Mus. Doc., and Maude Gray, of York House, Chaucer Rd., Cambridge. Commissioned Queen's Bays 25th Aug., 1914. Buried in CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 15. See also Cambridge Guildhall
GREEN
Herbert William
Lance Corporal 12563, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. [Confirmed by Petty Sessional Division of Cambridge, Roll of Service, July 1915]. Died of wounds Thursday 22nd July 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Stourpaine, Dorset, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Green, of 45, Durweston, Blandford, Dorset. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 112.
HARROD
William Rhodes
Acting Sergeant M2/034502, 717th Mechanical Transport Company attached IX Corps, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 30 September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 34. Born Camberwell, London S.E., enlisted Cambridge, resident Peckham, London S.E. Son of William and Sarah E. Harrod, of 5, Pepy's Rd., New Cross, London. Native of Camberwell, London. Buried in Locre Hospice Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 28.
HASLOP
Arthur Charles
Private, 54th (1st/1st East Anglian ) Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps, drowned in the sinking of H.M. Transport Royal Edward by the German submarine U-14 on August 13, 1915. Aged 27 Son of Henry John and Ellen Joanna Haslop, of 47, Alpha Terrace, Trumpington, Cambridge.. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey.
HICKS
Charles Frederick
Gunner 61561, 105th Battery, 22nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery . Killed in action Wednesday, 10th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born Camberwell, London S.e., enlisted London. Son of Daniel and Harriet Hicks. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 to 6 and 162
HUCKLE
Henry William
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, killed in action 5 September 1918. Aged 32. Son of Henry and Emma Elizabeth Huckle, of Hitchin; husband of M. A. E. Huckle, of Tourmaline, Trumpington, Cambs. Henry was born in 1886 in Hitchen and in 1911 was working as a teacher in Cardiff. In 1914 he married Mary Ann Elizabeth Porter in Trumpington, (assumedly by then teaching in a Cambridge school). Mary Porter, born Cambridge 1881, was the daughter of Thomas Porter a solicitor living in Quy Villas. The Parish Record show two possible children and MAEH dying in 1963 when she would have been 80. Formerly Private, 765792, 28th Battalion, London Regiment. Commissioned 26th February 1918. Entitled to the Victory and British War Medal. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. See also Hitchin War Memorial
ILES
William Robert
Private52649, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 1 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born Kensington, Middlesex, enlisted Cambridge, resident Trumpington. Son of William Robert and Elizabeth Iles, of Walham Green, London. Formerly T4/234467, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 25.
ISAACSON
Anthony
Lance Corporal 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 23 May 1916, born Islington, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France.
KING
Bertie Charles Marshall
Bombardier 38828, "C" Battery, 85th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, killed in action 27 September 1916. Aged 22. Born Trumpington, enlisted London. Son of Arthur Webb King and Julia King, of North House, Trumpington, Cambridge. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, CONTALMAISON, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 7. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MATTHEWS
Bertie Harry
Corporal 40291, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, killed in action 15 August 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Trumpington, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Ellis and Elizabeth Hannah Matthews, of High St., Trumpington, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
METCALFE
Michael Charles
Private 327807 [SDGW] or 327867 [CWGC], 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Mercy Chamberlain (formerly Metcalfe), of 6, North Cottages, Trumpington Rd. Cambridge. Formerly 6172, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MYNOTT
Frank
[Spelt MYMOTT on SDGW] Private G/52101 [SDGW] or G/52102 [CWGC], 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 16 October 1917. Born and resident Trumpington, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. E. Mynott, of London Rd., Trumpington, Cambridge. Formerly 39932, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 3. See also Cambridge Guildhall
PEMBERTON
Francis Percy Campbell
Captain, "C" Squadron, 2nd Life Guards, Houshold Cavalry. Killed in action 19th October 1914. Aged 29. Only son of Canon and Mrs. Pemberton, of Trumpington Hall, Cambridge; husband of Winifred Mary Colegate (formerly Pemberton), of 16, Prince's Gardens, London. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 17. See also Lord's Cricket Members' World War 1 Memorial

Extract from du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

PEMBERTON, FRANCIS PERCY CAMPBELL, Capt., 2nd Life Guards, only s. of the. Rev. Thomas Percy Pemberton (R.L. 26 Feb. 1900, formerly Hudson), of Trumpington Hall, Cambridge, M.A., late Fellow and Tutor of Trinity College, Cambridge, Canon and "Sueeentor Canonicorum" of York Minster, by his wife, Patience Frances Sophia, only dau. of Capt. William Huntly Campbell, 20th Regiment [by his wife, Frances Maria Sophia, dau. and h. of Col. Francis Charles James Pemberton, of Trumpington Hall, and of Pembrey, Carmarthenshire]; b. Gilling East, co. York, 4 April, 1885; educ. Ludgrove, and Trinity College, Cambridge; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 2nd Life Guards 12 Feb. 1907; promoted Limit. 21 Feb. 1909, and Capt. 4 Aug. 1914; took his course at the Cavalry School at Netheravon 1911-12, and in May of the latter year was seconded as Cavalry Instructor to the Oxford and Cambridge O.T.C., but on the outbreak of the European War was recalled to his Regiment; went to France with the Household Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division, Expeditionary Force, on 6 Oct. 1914, and was killed in action near Moorslede (between Routers and Staden) 19 Oct. following. The force against them being tremendous, the order to retire was given. They tried to bring Capt. Pemberton with them, but were unable to do so, and his body was never recovered. A Corporal of Horse in his Regiment wrote: "It is unnecessary to say how much we boys regretted his death, for always he had proved himself one of the best, an excellent soldier and a grand leader, always thinking of others before himself and was always in the van. He was a One all-round sportsman, a splendid cricketer, a keen huntsman, and a very good shot, and had a great natural and charming gift for music. He was a playing member of the M.C.C., also of the Cambridgeshire County Cricket Club, a vice-president and member of the Trumpington Cricket Club. He m. at Hovingham Parish Church. 30 April, 1912, Winifred Mary (Hovingham Hall, Malton), eldest dau. of Sir William Henry Arthington Worsley, of Hovingham Hall, 3rd Bart.; s.p.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

CAPTAIN FRANCIS PERCY CAMPBELL PEMBERTON, 2nd LIFE GUARDS, was the son of Canon T. Percy Pemberton, Prebendary of York Minster, and of Mrs. Pemberton, Trumpington Hall, Cambridge. He was born at Gilling East Rectory, Yorks, on the 4th April, 1885. He was educated at St. Faith's, Cambridge, Mr. Arthur Dunn's, Ludgrove, Malvern (one term), by private tuition, and at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Captain Pemberton joined the 2nd Life Guards on probation in February, 1907, being gazetted 2nd Lieutenant on the 20th February, and Lieutenant on the 21st February, 1909. In 1912 he was seconded as Cavalry Instructor to the Officers' Training Corps of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He rejoined his Regiment on the outbreak of the war, being promoted Captain on the 5th August, 1914.

He was serving in "C" Squadron when he was killed on the 19th October, 1914, at Moorslede, near Roulers, Belgium. He was a member of the Marlborough, Bachelors', White's, the M.C.C., Pitt Club and County Club, Cambridge, etc. His recreations included music, hunting, polo, golf, cricket, lawn tennis, and billiards.

Captain Pemberton married Winifred Mary, daughter of Sir William Worsley, Bart., and Lady Worsley, of Hovingham Hall, Yorks.

PETERS
Frank
Private, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, died 23 September 1918. Aged 32. Son of Henry and Ann E. Peters, of Church Lane, Trumpington, Cambridge. Buried in DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France.
PETERS
Sidney I
Private, 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, died 9 November 1916. Aged 25. Son of Henry Peters, of Church Lane, Trumpington, Cambridge. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
SCATES
Arthur Stanley
Private, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, died of wounds 19 November 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born Chippenham, Cambs, enlisted, Hove, resident Trumpington. Son of William and Harriett Scates, of Meadow Croft Cottage, Old Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France.
SCOTT
Harold
Private 23759, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 26th September 1916. Born and enlisted Trumpington. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Cambridge Guildhall
SMITH
Arthur Edward
Serjeant 46129, "A" Battery, 92nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Sunday, 2 November 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 35. Enlisted Woolwich, London S.E., resident Cambridge. Son of Fredrick and Maud Mary Smith, of Church Lane, Trumpington, Cambs. Buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 36. See also Cambridge Guildhall
STEARN
Ernest
Private 42279, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 28th September 1918. Aged 33. Born Trumpington, enlisted Cambridge. Son of James and Emma Stearn; husband of May Seely (formerly Stearn), of Church St., Trumpington, Cambs. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 23.
TRIGG
Raymond Frank
Driver 68887, 29th Div. Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery who died on Saturday, 23rd October 1915. Aged 19. Son of Georgina Clark (formerly Trigg), of 83, Weedington Rd., Kentish Town, London, and the late William Trigg. Born at Trumpington, Cambridge. No known grave. Commeorated on the MIKRA MEMORIAL, Greece.
WHITTAMORE
John
Possibly: Jonathan Whitmore, Private, G/77766, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Monday, 4 November 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Swaffham Prior, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George and Sarah Ann Whitmore, of Lower End, Swaffham Prior, Cambridge. Formerly 63942, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Ruesnes Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 10.
WILSON
Albert Charles
Private 465546 The Labour Corps, formerly with the 11th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment and Cambridgeshire Regiment Died at home 4 November 1918. aged 29. Born Trumpington and enlisted in Cambridge. Son of Joseph & Emma Wilson of 7, Whitlocks Yard, Trumpington. Buried in Trumpington New Churchyard (St. Mary & St. Michaels), Cambridge.
WILSON
James Richard
Private 3894, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 30 August 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Trumpington. Son of George Samuel and Elizabeth Wilson, of Swan's Yard, Trumpington, Cambridge. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Plot XI. Row G. Grave 27.
WILSON
Robert
Private 13649 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Aged 32. Son of Joseph and Emma Wilson, of Whitelock Building, Trumpington; husband of Lizzie Wilson, of 49, Chapel Rd., Weston Colville, Cambs. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row H. Grave8.
WILSON
William
Private 204534, 5th/6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). who died on Saturday, 21 September 1918. Born Trumpington and Cambridge. Formerly 2596, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Meath Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 9.
 1939-1945
ASH
Stanley
Steward P/SR56933 H.M.S. La Malouine, Royal Navy who died on Monday, 5th May 1941. Aged 22. Son of Florence Hatch, of Trumpington, Cambridge. Glenalina Extn. Buried in BELFAST CITY CEMETERY, County Antrim. Grave Sec. B.S. Grave 2.

Note: HMS La Malouine was a Flower Class Corvette (K 46). Built by Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) she was laid down 13th November 1939, launched 21st March 1940 and commissioned 29th July 1940. She was laid down as La Malouine for the French Navy, but completed as HMS La Malouine for the Royal Navy after France was invaded by Germany. Scrapped at Galleswick Bay on 22 May 1947.

CARTER
Arthur
probably Arthur Edward CARTER, Private, 5931752, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 5th July 1943 as a prisoner of war. Aged 36. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row K. Grave 6.
CARTER
Jack
possibly Jack Rupert CARTER, Private, 1950028, Army Catering Corps attached Royal Artillery. Died 31st March 1945. Aged 25. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Carter; husband of Joyce Mary Carter, of Mynachty, Cardiff. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 60. Row C. Grave 11.
FARRINGTON
Brian Thomas
Private, 14679540 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 13th August 1944. Aged 19. Son of Thomas and Laura Olive Farrington, of Trumpington, Cambridge. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave VIII. A. 12.
GOODWIN
Stanley Harold
Corporal 2079363 Royal Engineers who died on Friday, 7th September 1945. Aged 24. Son of Laurie and Elsie Goodwin; husband of Hilary Mary Goodwin, of Trumpington, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 3.
PENDLEBURY
John Devitt Stringfellow
Captain 115317 General List who died on Thursday, 22nd May 1941. Aged 36. Son of Herbert Stringfellow Pendlebury and Lilian Dorothea Pendlebury; husband of Hilda Winifred Pendlebury, of Cambridge. M.A. (Cantab.): Archaeologist. Buried in SUDA BAY WAR CEMETERY, Greece. Plot 10. Row E. Grave 13.
WHITE
Victor Charles
Private, 14205776 9th Battalion, Border Regiment who died on Sunday, 14th May 1944. Aged 21. Son of Henry William and Dorothy Elizabeth White, of Trumpington, Cambridgeshire. Buried in IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY, India. Grave Plot 2. Row C. Grave 2.
WIESSNER
Charles Frank Horace
Flight Lieutenant 63594 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 11th December 1943. Aged 30. Son of Charles and Marie Wiessner; husband of Josephine Ethel Wiessner, of Trumpington, Cambridgeshire. M.A., M.B. (Cantab). Buried in BLOEMFONTEIN (HAMILTON) WAR CEMETERY, Free State, South Africa. Grave European Block. Grave 12.

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