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WEST WICKHAM WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for World War 1 & 2
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards

The memorial is to be found in the churchyard of St Mary's Church and takes the form of a two stepped, square base with tapered plinth, shaft and Lation cross on top; the inscription on the sides of the plinth. There are 14 names listed for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2.

To the Glory of God
and in honoured memory of the men
of this parish who fell in the Wars of
1914 1918

BEAVIS
Harold Edward
Private 320537, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 12 November 1917. Aged 21. Born West Wickham (SDGW), enlisted Linton. Formerly 14111, Suffolk Regiment. Entered France 25 July 1915. In the 1911 census he is the grandson of William Beavis, aged 14, labourer on farm, born London, resident West Wickham. His birth was registered in the Pancars Registration District, London in the October to December Quarter 1896. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 334.

BENTLEY
Charles [Alfred]
Private 30391, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 6 June 1918. Born Widdington, Essex, enlisted Haverhill, Suffolk, resident West Wickham. Son of B. Bentley, of Lolworth, Cambridge, and the late Alfred Bentley. Formerly 17206, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he was the son of Alfred and Betsy Bentley, aged 24, a Shepherd on Farm, born Debden, Essex, resident Streetly End, West Wickham. Buried in LA CHEPPE (MONT-FRENET) FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Marne, France. Grave 635.
BRADNAM
Albert Edwin
Private 15471, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 30 July 1916. Aged 21. Born West Wickham, enlisted Linton. Son of the late Charles and Mary Bradnam. In the 1911 census he was the son of Charles and Mary Bradnam, aged 16, a Farm Labourer, born and resident West Wiickham; brother of Bennett (below). Buried South of the Chancel in WEST WICKHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.
BRADNAM
Bennett
Corporal 15472, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 September 1917. Aged 27. Born West Wickham, enlisted Linton. In the 1911 census he was the son of Charles and Mary Bradnam, aged 21, a Farm Labourer, born and resident West Wiickham; brother of Albert (above). Buried in JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 1.
BROWN
Bertie
Private 8470, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26 March 1915. Born Barking, Essex, enlisted Haverhill. In the 1911 census he was the son of John and Kate Brown, aged 19, a Farm Labourer, born Barking, Essex, resident West Wickham. Buried in DRANOUTER CHURCHYARD, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 20.
FLACK
George
Rifleman 747, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 26 August 1914. Born West Wickham, enlisted Haverhill, Suffolk, resident Cherryhinton, Cambs. In the 1911 census he is the son of Henry and Alice Flack, aged 18, Carter for Builder, born Cambridge, resident 54 Cowper Road, Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
LUCAS
Dennis
Rifleman 373750, 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 2 December 1917. Aged 38. Born West Wickham, enlisted Stratford, resident West Ham. In the 1911 census he is aged 31, married for 2 years to Elizabeth, a Tramway Conductor, born West Wickham, resident 59 Evesham Road, Stratford E, London. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 6.
MADDEVER
James Howard
Private 629140, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Died 27 September 1916. Born Mudlarnick, Cornwall 10 October 1887. Married to F M Maddever of Highfield, Hykeham, Lincolnshire. Clerk by trade. Enlisted 1 September 1915 and passed fit 2 September 1915 at Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, aged 27 years 11 months. height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 36 inches. complexion medium, eyes blue, hair light brown; religion Church of England. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, son of John and Elizabeth Maddever, born Cornwall, resident Yen Hall, Strully End, West Wickham. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 1. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5834 - 2
MANSFIELD
Albert
Private 2923, 2nd/1st Battalion, Suffolk Yeomanry (The Duke of York's Own Royal Suffolk Horse). Died in United Kingdom 16 November 1916. Born and resident West Wickham, enlisted Haverhill. Enetered the war zone 12 September 1914. In the 1911 census he was the son of William and Elizabeth Mansfield, aged 16, a Farm Labourer, born and resident West Wickham. Buried East of the church in WEST WICKHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.
MOSS
William
Private 41284, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 September 1917. Aged 38. Born Bardwell, Suffolk, enlisted Sudbury, resident West Wickham. Son of the late Richard and Susan Moss. Formerly 98913, Royal Army Medical Corps. Noknown grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
MYNOTT
Edward George

Private 28844, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Born West Wickham, enlisted Linton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

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W G
William G PAGE is listed as having his death registered at Linton Registration District in the October to December Quarter 1919. Aged 36. In the 1911 census William PAGE was the son of George and Emma Page, aged 27, a Stockman on Farm, born and resident West Wickham. William George PAGE's birth was registered in the Linton Registration District in the January to March Quarter 1884. No further information currently available.
SIMKIN
Frank
Driver 130230, 'D' Battery, 63rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 3 December 1917. Aged 42. Son of Edward and Louisa Simkin, of Red House, West Wickham, Cambs; husband of Mary Frances Simkin, of 163, Boundary Rd., Wood Green, London. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 1.
STEED
A
No further information currently.
1939 1945
GOODWIN
Frank
Home Guard. Died Thursday 4 September 1941. Aged 21. Son of R. J. and M. Goodwin, of 8 Council Houses, West Wickham. Injured Wednesday 3 September 1941; died at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Details commemorated by the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF CAMBRIDGE, Section of the Civilian War Dead Register.
MOSS
Cyril George
Guardsman 2722769, 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards. Died 5 August 1944. Aged 32. Son of Benjamin and Rachel Moss, of West Wickham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XIII. Row G. Grave 4.
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Albert John
Gunner 1059733, 139 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 6 June 1943. Aged 37. Son of John and Susannah Page, of West Wickham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 4. Row H. Grave 6.
POTTER
Cyril Christopher
Warrant Officer Class II C.S.M. 2654838, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 4 March 1943 in North Africa. Aged 33. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Son of Walter and Adelaide Ann Potter; husband of Olive Elizabeth Potter, of Shepperton, Middlesex. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 11. Row D. Grave 10.

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