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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 memroiqal 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, 11th Battalion, Royal West Surrey (Queen's) Regiment. Killed in action 17 September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Swaffham Prior, enlisted Cambridge, resident Trumpington.

CHAPLIN

Arthur Hugh [Bates]

Captain 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Regiment died 21 May 1917. Aged 41, Buried in TRUMPINGTON (SS. MARY AND MICHAEL) NEW CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Husband of M. Chaplin. See also Perse School, Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Andrew the Great

CHAPLIN

Charles Montague

Second Lieutenant 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 26 September 1917. Aged 35. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Arthur Edward and Alice Mary Chaplin, of "Dalreagh," Chaucer Rd., Cambridge; husband of Elizabeth Joan Chaplin, of "Dalreagh," Chaucer Rd., Cambridge. See also Perse School memorial

CHAPMAN

Herbert

Comp[any Sergeant Major 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 4 September 1917. Aged 35, Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Son of J. H. and E. Chapman, of Trumpington; husband of Alice M. Chapman, of 2, Alpha Terrace, Trumpington, Cambs.

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. Grave IV. D. 10.

FLACK

Robert

Private 11th Bt. Suffolk Regiment, died 26/3/1918. Aged 24, Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Thomas and Annie Flack, of Brook Lodge, Derby Rd., Beeston, Notts. Native of Trumpington, Cambs.

FLACK

William

Private 11th Bt. Suffolk Regiment, died 3/8/1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.

FOSTER

Charles Finch

Lieutenant 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, died 27/3/1918. Aged 20, Buried in CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Son of George Ralph Cunliffe Foster and Grace Harriot, Foster, of Anstey Hall, Trumpington, Cambridge.

FREESTONE

George

Gunner 138th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, died 3 May 1918, Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Husband of Annie Freestone, of Colon, Main Rd., Trumpington, Cambs.

GOWLAND

Christopher

Probably: Lance Corporal 12450, 1st Bt. 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

Possibly: Captain., 7th Sqdn., Machine Gun Corps (Cav.) attached 2nd Draggon Guards, killed in action 8/8/1918. Aged 28, Buried in CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Son of Alan Gray, Mus. Doc., and Maude Gray, of York House, Chaucer Rd., Cambridge. Commissioned Queen's Bays 25th Aug., 1914.

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. Grave I. C. 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. Grave III. A. 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. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Son of Henry John and Ellen Joanna Haslop, of 47, Alpha Terrace, Trumpington, Cambridge.

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 Bt. Cambridgeshire Regiment, killed in action 5 September 1918. Aged 32, Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. 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. See also Hitchin War Memorial

ILES

William Robert

Private 52649, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 1/4/1918 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. Grave VI. F. 25.

ISAACSON

Anthony

Lance Corporal 11th Bt. 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 27/9/1916. Aged 22, born Trumpington, enlisted London. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, CONTALMAISON, Somme, France. Son of Arthur Webb King and Julia King, of North House, Trumpington, Cambridge. Born Trumpington, enlisted London.

MATTHEWS

Bertie Harry

Corporal 40291, 2nd Bt. Lincolnshire Regiment, killed in action 15/8/1917. Aged 22. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born and resident Trumpington, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Ellis and Elizabeth Hannah Matthews, of High St., Trumpington, Cambridge.

METCALFE

Michael Charles

Private 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Regiment, died 26 September 1917. Aged 32. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Husband of Mercy Chamberlain (formerly Metcalfe), of 6, North Cottages, Trumpington Rd. Cambridge.

MYNOTT

Frank

Private 12th Middlesex Regiment, died 16 October 1917, Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium. Son of Mrs. E. Mynott, of London Rd., Trumpington, Cambridge.

PEMBERTON

Francis Percy Campbell

Captain, 2nd Life Guards, died 19 October 1914. Aged 29, Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Only son of Canon and Mrs Pemberton of Trumpington Hall, Cambridge; husband of Winifred Mary Colegate (formerly Pemberton), of 16, Prince's Gardens, London. See also Lord's Cricket Members' World War 1 Memorial

PETERS

Frank

Private 1st/4th Bt. Suffolk Regiment, died 23 September 1918. Aged 32, Buried in DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Son of Henry and Ann E. Peters, of Church Lane, Trumpington, Cambridge.

PETERS

Sidney I

Private 4th Bt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, died 9 November 1916. Aged 25, Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Henry Peters, of Church Lane, Trumpington, Cambridge.

SCATES

Arthur Stanley

Private 2nd Bt. 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

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. Grave II. G. 36.
STEARN

Ernest

Private 42279 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 28th September 1918. Aged 33. Son of James and Emma Stearn; husband of May Seely (formerly Stearn), of Church St., Trumpington, Cambs. Born at Trumpington. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. XIV. C. 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. 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. Grave I. A. 10.

WILSON

Albert Charles

Private 465546 The Labour Corps. Formerly with the 11th.Bedfords and The 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. Bur. Trumpington New Churchyard (St. Mary & St.Michaels)

WILSON

James Richard

Private 3894, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 30/8/1916. 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. Grave XI. G. 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. Grave XV. H. 8.
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. Grave II. C. 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.

Last updated 24 January, 2014

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