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WENDY CUM SHINGAY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2 - Rolls of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2000

The memorials consist of two plaques inset into the outside of the wall of All Saints Church Cemetery, Wendy-cum-Shingay. Borth 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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IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF WENDY AND SHINGAY
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919

CHAPMAN

Charles (snr)

Private 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 WENDY, Cambridgeshire.

CWGC grave reads: 3/7750 Private C CHAPMAN, Bedfordshire Regiment, 12th January 1915. Age 42. At REST.

CHAPMAN Charles (jnr)
Private 16396, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th March 1916. Born Shingay, enlisted Royston, living Shingay. In 1911 the only Charles Chapman fitting the details was aged 7, born Steeple Morden son of Charles (above) and Kate Chapman, living at Old Shingay although this would ahve made him 13 at the time. Buried MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 12.
DOCWRA Thomas AKA Tom
[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 Morden.
MYNOTT Alfred William
Private, 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.
PRATT William Theodore
Private, 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 Cahrles 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 2.
RAYNER George William
Private, 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.

IN GRATEFUL MENORY OF
ROBIN EDWARD JACK MYNOTT
OF SHINGAY
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE
IN THE 2nd WORLD WAR
1939-1945
MYNOTT Robin Edward Jack
Private, 14577051, 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.

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