CUM SHINGAY WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 and 2 - Rolls of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2000
memorials consist of two plaques inset into the outside of the wall
of All Saints Church Cemetery, Wendy-cum-Shingay. Both are oblong, stone,
plaques. The World War 1 plaque is to the left, and the World War 2
to the right, of the gate.
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GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF WENDY AND SHINGAY
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919
3/7750, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom
on Tuesday, 12th January 1915. Age 42. Born Shingay, enlisted Bedford,
resident Royston. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Archer Chapman, of Shingay,
Royston, Herts; husband of Kate Chapman, of Shingay Gate, Royston.
In 1911 he had been married 8 years, a Horseman on a Farm, living
and born at Old Shingay, Royston Hertfordshire. Buried right
of main path in WENDY (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, SHINGAY CUM
grave reads: 3/7750 Private C CHAPMAN, Bedfordshire Regiment,
12th January 1915. Age 42. At REST.
16396, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th
March 1916. Born Shingay, enlisted Royston, living Shingay. In the
1901 census he was aged 5, born Shingay, son of Abel and Martha
Chapman, resident Old Shingay Cottages, Shingay, Cambridgeshire.
In 1911 census he was aged 15, born Old Shingay, Cambridgeshire,
a Farm Labourer, son of Abel and Martha Chapman, resident Flex Lane,
Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire. Buried MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY
CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 12.
[List on memorial as Royal Fusiliers, CWGC lists him as DOCURA.]
Private TF/241503, 3rd Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died
at home 24th February 1919. In 1911 he was aged 30, married to Emily,
employed In Charge of Cattle on a Farm, born Barrington, resident
Steeple Morden. Buried in GUILDEN MORDEN BURIAL GROUND, Cambridgeshire.
Grave reference: 19. D. See also Guilden
15598, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action
on Tuesday, 2nd April 1918. Age 22. Born 5th June 1896 in Kimpton,
Hertfordshire. enlisted Royston, resident Shingay. Son of Walter
and Annie Mynott, of South farm Shingay, Cambs but registered with
CWGC as The Heath, Thriplow, Royston, Herts. In the 1911 census
he was aged 14, a Labourer on a Farm, born Thriplow, living with
his parents Walter and Annie Mynott at The Heath, Thriplow, Royston.
Went to France 30th August 1915. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH
CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 1I.
41381, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on
Saturday, 27th April 1918. Age 19. Born Wendy and resident Wendy,
enlisted Hitchin. Son of Charles and Alice E. Pratt, of Wendy, nr.
Royston, Herts. In 1911 he was aged 12, at school, born Wendy, son
of Charles and Alice Pratt, resident The Green, Wendey (sic), Royston,
Hertfordshire. Buried in LONGPRE-LES-CORPS SAINTS BRITISH CEMETERY,
Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave
15474, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action
on Thursday, 6th May 1915. Age 22. Born Shingay, enlisted Royston,
resident Wendy. Son of David James and Emma Rayner, of Wendy, Royston,
Herts. In the 1911 census he was single, aged 17, a Farm Labourer,
born Shingay,living woth his parents David James and Emma Rayner
at The Green, Wendey (sic), Royston, Hertfordshire. No known grave.
Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
GRATEFUL MENORY OF
ROBIN EDWARD JACK MYNOTT
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE
IN THE 2nd WORLD WAR
Robin Edward Jack
2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, shot by a sniper in Burma on Friday,
19th May 1944. Age 21. Born 21st February 1923 in Cambridgeshire,
resident Hertfordshire. Son of Henry John and Beatrice Mary Mynott,
of Shingay, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the
RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 7.
17 August, 2022