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TYDD ST GILES - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 + one other - Roll of Honour with detailed information.
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown

The Tydd St Giles memorial is to be found in the grounds of St Giles Parish Church, Tydd St Giles. It takes the form of a Celtic cross mounted on a shaft mounted on a two tier plinth with a two-stepped base surrounded by ornamental concrete posts supporting a chin link fence. There are 12 names for World War 1, 3 for World War 2 and one for Northern Ireland.

Photograph Copyright © Stuart Bingham 2002
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS
PARISH WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WARS 1914-18
AUBIN

Sidney

Rifleman A/200552, 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 25th March 1918. Formerly 6039 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Roye New British Cemetery, Somme, France.

CLARK(E)

Hugh

Private 26310, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25-10-17. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

CLARKE

Richard Herbert

Private 36544, 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales) died of wounds 11-3-1917, age 23. Born and enlisted Wisbech. Son of Sophia Clarke, of Four Gotes, Tydd, and the late Thomas Clarke. Formerly 4636 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, France.

CRAGG

Harry

Private 15760, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action at Kiretch Tepe Sirt in the Suvla sector on 28-11-15, age 22, Gallipoli. Lived Grange Hill Farm, Tydd St Giles. Buried in Azmack Cemetery, Turkey.

FINCHAM

John William

20755 L/Cpl, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 36. Son of Grimmer Fincham. Husband of Alice Sarah Fincham, of Tydd St Giles. Parents lived Bedlam Corner, March. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery, France. His wife is buried in Tydd churchyard, along with 2 of his daughters. See also March and Coldham.

Photograph Copyright © Stuart Bingham 2002

 

GODFREY

Arthur

Private 15325, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 22. Son of James and Mary Ann Godfrey, of Tydd St Giles. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

GODFREY

Frederick

Private 25064, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12-11-16, age 23. Son of Frederick and Catherine Godfrey, of Chapel Lane, Tydd St Giles. Buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Somme, France.

GODFREY

William Harry

Private148824, 5th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 29-5-18. Awarded Military Medal. Formerly 1414 Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes.

GROVES

Arthur George

Private 26746, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9-8-16, age 26. Husband of Kate Bothamley (formerly Groves), of Barton Holt, Tydd St Mary. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

HILL

Amos

Private 886424, 10th Battalion, Canadians. Killed in action 11-11-17 (Passchendaele), age 30. Formerly of Tydd Gote. Buried in Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Belgium.

MONKTON

Alfred William

[On CWGC as MONKCTON] Private L/7158, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 22-3-15. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Mmeorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

SMITH

Harry

Private 15272, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

FOULANCHOR  
BISS

Arthur

Private 15468, DCompany, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-9-15, age 25. Son of Mrs Ruth Bliss, of The Homestead, Foul Anchor, Tydd. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

BROWN

Herbert F

Private, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Gassed 5-6-19, age 22.

GREEN

Walter James

Private 9452, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-9-14 (Soldiers Died), age 19. (memorial says 22-11-14). Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.

HOLMES

Jesse T

Private 24068, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 30-11-16, age 22. Son of Albert and Harriet Holmes, 157 Fountain Road, Hull. Buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France.

KETTLE

Reuben Charles

Gunner LZ5581, Royal Navy, SS Westergate (MPS). Ship torpedoed and sank 21-4-18, age 21. Son of Reuben & Elizabeth Kettle, Foul Anchor Inn. Buried in Geffossen Churchyard.

ROWELL

Harry

Private 15272, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15-9-16, age 23. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WELLS

Fred

Sapper 256806, 21st Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 20-10-17, age 27. Son of Ellen Wells, of Tydd Gote. Lived Horseshoe Terrace, Wisbech. Buried in Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium.

 1939-45
CLIFTON

Charles T

1942. Possibly: Charles Thomas CLIFTON, Warrant Officer Class I, 1061621, R.S.M. 239 Bty., 77 H.A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery, who died on Monday 18 September 1944, age 40. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Singapore. Born and resident Cambridgeshire.

PENTELOW

Bernard Raymond

1943. Sapper, 2090367, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 9-10-43, age 23, Prisoner of War. Son of Harold & Edith May Pentelow, of Tydd St Giles. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmur.

WRIGHT

R Henry

1943. No further information currently.

Northern Ireland 1973
GAY

Michael John

Driver, 18/20 Squadron, Royal Corps of Transport. Killed by an IRA bomb near Ballygawley, Tyrone, 17th March 1973. The 100/200lb claymore-type mine exploded in front of the Land Rover in which he was travelling. Aged 20. Son of George and Gertrude Gay of Tydd St Giles, third son of family of six, three girls and three boys.

Last updated 7 March, 2009

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