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Lest We Forget
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The Royal British Legion

WHITTLESEY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial can be found in Queen Street, Whittlesey, at thr junction of Queent Street and The Market Place. The memorial takes the form of a portland stone figure of St George mounted on a tapered pillar; the names are inscribed on brass palques on the pillar faces; the figure of St george looks towards Station Road, the way the fallen had departed the town. There are 193 names of those fallenm in World War 1, 52 for World War 2, two civilians for World War 2 and one name for the Korean War. and The unveiling of the memorial took place in 25 February 1923 by Brigadier-general W Sront, the dedication was by local clergy and dignitaries. The memorial was funded by public subscription the cost of the site ebing £750; the manufacturer of the emorial was Mr T W Ford.

LEST WE FORGET

1914-1918

ALLEN
William
6937 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19-8-16, age 28. Son of George Allen, 16 Delph. Husband of Annie Allen, 5 Claygate. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
ANKER
Albert George
Lt, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 8-8-19. Formerly Pte, 2444, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. commissioned 26-6-17. Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.
ANKER
Bertie J
9857 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11-4-17. Son of Robert & Alice Anker, 32 Eastgate, Whittlesey. St Martin Calvare British Cemetery, St Martin sur Cojeul, France. Brother of Ernest and Fred Anker below. Sons of Robert and Alice Anker. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Flitton, Beds.
ANKER
Ernest W
22649 Pte, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 16-6-17. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Brother of Bertie Anker above and Fred Anker below. Sons of Robert and Alice Anker.
ANKER
Fredercik aka Fred
325231 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17. Son of Alice Anker, 29 Horsegate, Whittlesey. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Brother of Ernest and Bertie Anker above. Sons of Robert and Alice Anker. Formerly 1529, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
ANKER
James
3/9373 Pte, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5-1-15. Son of Mr J Anker, Sealsgate, Whittlesey. Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, France. Brother of John below.
ANKER
John
9256 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1-11-14. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France. Brother of James above. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Old Fletton, Peterborough.
ANTHONY
Alfred
74127 Cpl, 54th Chinese Coy, Chinese Labour Corps. 27-11-19, age 32. Son of T & H Anthony, 8 Eastrea Rd, Whittlesey. Husband of D Anthony, 5 Bluestone Terrace, Holt, Norfolk. Formerly 47535, Labour Coy, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
ARGENT
John William
156294 Pte, 50th Battalionn Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 14-10-18, age 21. Son of John & Alice Ann Argent, 31 Gracious Street. Formerly 4299 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
AVELING
James
155355 Sapper, 94th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 13-4-18, age 21. Only son of Mrs Martha Ann Roberts (formerly Aveling), Queen Adelaide Inn, Whitmore Street. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
BARBER
Sidney Harold
21876 Pte, 8th York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16. Son of John & Eliza Barber, 30 All Saints Road, Peterborough. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
BARRETT
Frederick aka Fred
25462 Gnr , 17th Bde HQ Royal Garrison Artillery, died 5-11-18. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Peterborough.
BARRETT
Harry
152805 Pte, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regiment. ). Killed in action 15-9-16. Son of Mr & Mrs Barrett, Blackbush, Whittlesey. Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born 14-4-1888. Enlisted as Henry Barrett, of 103 Third St, Brandon, Manitoba, on 23-2-16 at Brandon, Manitoba, in 79th Overseas Btn, Canadian Expeditonary Force.
BARRETT
H
No further information currently available.
BELLAMY
David
26803 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28-3-18, age 27. Son of Fred & Carry Bellamy, King's Delph. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
BELLAMY
Herbert Sidney
16247 Pte, 12th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-9-17. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born Fletters (sic0, Hunts, and enlisted Whittlesea.
BERRIDGE
Edward
207332 Pte, Labour Corps. Died 2-1-18. Formerly 19877 Suffolk Regiment. Thorney Abbey (SS Mary & Botolph) Churchyard, Cambs.
BINGHAM
Frank Oldfield
Lt, 8th Royal Fusiliers, attached 9th Battalionn. Died of wounds 14-9-18. Lived 142 Huntley Grove, Peterborough. St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Son of Elizabeth Anne Bingham, 21 Delph, Whittlesey & the late William James Bingham.
BINGHAM
John William
16910, L/Sgt, 1st Grenadier Guards. Son of Mrs E A Bingham, Delph. Killed in action 29-10-14, age 32. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Nottingham.
BLANK
Joseph Lindsey
26198 Pte, 15th Notts & Derby Regiment. Killed in action 19-8-17, age 27. Son of George & Kezia Blank. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born Northampton, enlisted Nottigham, resident Whittlesea.
BLUNT
John
Son of John Blunt, of Whittlesey. Admitted to March Grammar School 14-1-1903. 2nd Lt, 5th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 15th October 1915, age 21. Son of John and Madeleine I. Blunt, of 23, Priory Rd, Sharrow, Sheffield. CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. See also March Grammar School.
BOYDEN
Elias Watson
439840 Pte, 482nd Agricultural Coy, Labour Corps. Died pneumonia 12-11-18, age 40. Formerly 104793 Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of William & Elizabeth Boyden. Husband of Jane Boyden, 37 Delph. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
BROUGHTON
Samuel
20435 Pte, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19-7-16, age 20. Son of Mrs Broughton, 72 Church Street. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
BROWN
Charles
Listed as killed in action, Canadians, Cambs Times 2-6-16, emigrated from Whittlesey to Canada. Pte, 81104, 2nd Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Rgt). 24-4-16, age 19. Born Whittlesey. Son of Jonathan & Alice Brown, of 140 Third St, Brandon, Manitoba. Native of Hamilton, Manitoba. Woods Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Born 30-9-1896. Enlisted 12-12-14 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 32nd Btn, Canadian Expeditionary Force.
BROWN
James
65623 Pte, 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 16-4-18. Born Whittlesey, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Tournai, Belgium.
BROWN
Samuel
G/9879 Pte, 6th East Kent Regiment. Killed in action 7-10-16. Only son of William & Eliza Brown, Stonald Road. Born 14-5-1889. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born, resident and enlisted Whittlesea.
BULL
James Francis
326721 Pte, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 8-5-19, aged 36. Son of John & Hannah Bull. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
BURDOCK
Harry
325208 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17, age 21. Son of Mr Elizabeth Burdock, 57 Stonald Road. Formerly 1495 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
BUTT
Frederick
39305 Pte, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23-10-18, age 20. Son of Fred & Elizabeth Butt, Rose Cottage, Delph Street. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Cambridge.
BUTT
Samuel
325237 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17. Formerly 1537 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
CARTER
Thomas Preston
Private, 325630, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds whilst prisoner of war 24-10-17. Formerly 2298, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Born and enlisted Whittlesey. Ghent City Cemetery, Grave D.13.
CATLING
Stephen
23004 Pte, 1st South Wales Borderers. 13-8-16. Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
CATLING
John William
20314 Pte, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-7-17, Palestine. Formerly 2461 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Eastrea. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Born, resident and enlisted Whittlesea.
CAVELL
John Reginald
4754 Rfn, 16th London Regiment. (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Died of wounds 3-7-16, age 24. Formerly of Whittlesey, working in Enfield. Son of John & Martha Cavell, 22 Broad Street. Boisguillame Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France. Resident Whittlesea, enlisted Westminster.
CHESHIRE
Harry
G/9869 Pte, 6th East Kent Regiment. Died of wounds 25-8-16. Buried in Caudry Old Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Peterborough.
CHESHIRE
Robert
63675 Pte, 50th Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 5-12-17. Buried in Solferino Farm Cemetery, Brielen. Formerly 27295 Lincs Regiment. Born and enlisted Whittlesea, resideny Thorney.
CHOATE
Joseph Cyril
[CJ on memorial] 2nd Lt, 4th Rgt, South African Infantry. Killed in action 24-4-18, age 21. Son of Joseph Choat, chemist, South Africa. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, St Omer, Pas de Calais, France. Born 17-10-1896, admitted to March Grammar School 20-9-1909, left school 29-7-1913, went to South Africa. Lived Indire, Cape Province. See also March Grammar School.
CLARKE
Arthur William
G/2182, Pte, 8th East Kent Regiment. Killed in action 18-8-16, age 31. Son of Walter & Eliza Clarke, 95 Station Rd. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born Bourne, Lincolsnhire, enlisted Marylebone, Middlesex, resident Whittlesea.
CLAYPOLE
Arthur Jesse
4922 Pte, 7th Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22-3-18. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Born Whittlesea and enlisted Sheffield, Yorkshire.
COLES
Arthur
3/9500 Pte, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15-3-15. Son of Daniel & Mary Jane Coles, Nag's Head Cottages, Factory Road. St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Brother of Herbert & Walter. Born Whittlesea and enlisted Peterborough.
COLES
David
41005 Pte, 2nd Essex Regiment. Killed in action 3-5-17, age 38. Formerly 34357 Suffolk Regiment. Son of David Coles, Portsmouth. Husband of Mercy Coles, 16 King's Dyke. Enlisted Whittlesea, resident Whittlesea. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
COLES
Herbert
16555 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at La Boiselle 1-7-16, age 23. Son of Daniel & Mary Jane Coles, of Nag's Head Cottages, Factory Road, Whittlesey. Born and enlisted in Whittlesey. Commeorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. MR.21. Brother of Arthur & Walter.
COLES
H
No further information currently available.
COLES
Walter
9919 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25-9-15, age 25. Eldest son of Daniel & Mary Jane Coles, Nag's Head Cottages, Factory Road. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of Arthur & Herbert. Born Whittlesea and enlisted Northampton.
COLE
William
17149 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9-5-15. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
COLES
W
No further information currently available.
COOMBER
Herbert
49381 Rfn, 1st Rifle Brigade. 1-11-18, age 19. Formerly 13/81541, 53rd Training Reserve Battalionn. Son of James & Ann Coomber. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Cambridge.
COOPER
O
possibly Oliver Cooper, 7499 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 15-10-14. Mother Dogsthorpe Rd, Peterborough. La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine et Maritime. Born Helpston, Northants, enlisted Peterborough.
COPEMAN
M
No further information currently available.
COWLING
William
26387 Pte, CCompany, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12-10-16, age 33. Son of George & Eliza Cowling, Chapel Bridge, Glassmore. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born Glassmore (sic), Cambridgeshire and enlisted Whittlesey.
COX
David
2448 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 6-5-15. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
COX
Ernest William
34586 L/Cpl, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28-3-18. Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
CROSS
Arthur Robert
40870 Pte, 1/1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21-9-17, age 36. London Street. Formerly 39359 Northamptonshire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.
CROSS
Frederick William
3/8677 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6-12-14. Dranouter Churchyard, Belgium. Born Coates, Cambs, and enlisted Whittlesea.
CROUCH
Arthur Henry Leonard
2314 Sgt, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 2-1-17. Essex Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Born and enlisted Whittlesey.
CUMBRIDGE
John Henry
S/5687 Pte, 11th Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 9-12-15, age 21. Son of John & Eliza Cumbridge. Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France. Also Pondersbridge.
DICKERSON
J Thomas
72764 Driver, 24th Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 31-7-17, age 27. Son of late Thomas & Eliza Dickerson. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Born St Mary's, Whittlesea, enlisted Whittlesea. Formerly 9133, Northamptonshire Regiment.
DOUBLEDAY
Samuel Cheshire
Private, 15738, 1st The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Killed in action 08-05-18, aged 26. Born Whittlesey, enlisted Kingston-upon-Thames. Son of Samuel and Alice Doubleday, Whittlesey. Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 16.
DULLER
James
57170 Pte, Ayrshire Yeomanry. Died at sea (sinking of mail boat RMS Leinster) 10-10-18, age 42. Son of William Duller. Husband of Mary Duller, 21 King's Dyke. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs. Born Chatteris, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, enlisted Whittlesey.
DYER
Daniel
G/21045 Pte, 7th East Kent Regiment. 7-4-18, age 20. Son of Daniel & Martha Dyer, Ramsey Mereside. Pozieres Memorial, France. Also Pondersbridge.
EDWARDS
George William
A/200639 Rfn, 11th King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 22-3-18, age 32. Formerly 1538 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of James & Alice Edwards. Husband of Fanny Eason (formerly Edwards), 7 Ramsey Road. Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette, Somme, France. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
ELSON
H
possibly Herbert Elsom, 9009 Pte, 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers, Killed in action 25-9-15, age 28. Bornm and enlisted Peterborough. Son of Fred & Eliza Elsom, 5 Council St, Eye, Cambs. Ypres (Menin Gate) Mem, Belgium.
ELSON
John Harold
10501 Gdsn, 1st Grenadier Guards. Missing, Killed in action 29-10-14. Lived King's Dyke. Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke.
ETHERIDGE
George William
326691 L/Cpl, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8-10-17, age 24. Son of Thomas & Jane Etheridge. Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Belgium. Enlisted Whittlesea. Formerly 4302, Cambridgeshire Regiment.
FENN
Charles Henry
3068 Pte, 2nd East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 2-5-15, age 21. Son of John & Mary Fenn, 21 Orchard Street. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Born Nassington, enlisted Peterborough, resident Whittlesea.
FOSDIKE
Henry Mark James
9874 Pte, 1st Border Regiment. Died of wounds 5-7-16. Formerly 8378 Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of Mr & Mrs Fosdike, St Mary's Street. Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Born Linton, enlisted Whittlesea. resident malden, Essex.
FOSTER
Albert
G/25383, Pte, 7th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 21-3-18, age 19. Son of James & Louisa Foster, 51 Windmill Street. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Wisbech, resident Long Eaton, Derby.
FRANKLIN
Nathan
326722 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17-4-17, age 35. Son of Henry & Sarah Franklin, 11 High Causeway. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Enlisted Whittlesea. Formerly 4370, Cambridgeshire Regiment.
FRENCH
Arthur William
40029 Pte, 7th Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24-9-16. Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
GARNER
Matthew Sutton
13683 Pte, 10th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9-10-17. Son of Mrs Richardson, Windmill Street. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Holbeach.
GARTON
Frank W
34120 Pte, 2nd Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 7-12-16 (Balkans). Husband of Alice Garton, 39 Inhams Road. Doiran Memorial, Greece. Resident and enlisted Whittlesea. Formerly 205222, Norfolk Regiment.
GEDNEY
Harold Ernest
11104 Pte, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. 2-11-18. Thorney Abbey (SS Mary & Botolph) Churchyard, Cambs.
GILSON
Thomas William
[Also spelt GILLSON] 12036 Pte, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3-7-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
GILL
Fred
111156 Gnr, 12th Battery, 9th (Mountain) Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 26-8-18, Egypt, age 19. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs W Gill, Kings Dyke. Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Sheffield.
GILL
Frederick
G/63560 Pte, 7th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 30-4-18. Son of William & Jane Gill. Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme, France. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Wisbech.
GOLDEN
John
7236 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3-4-16. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Ely.
GOODLEY
John
3/10225 Pte, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17-8-16, age 39. Son of Mr & Mrs John Goodley, Gracious Street. Husband of Nora Goodley. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Northampton.
GOODLEY
William
18257 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. 10-7-17. Ramscipelle Road Military Cemetery, Niewpoort, Belgium. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
GOODWIN
Robert
15312 Gdsn, 2nd Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 7-11-14, age 22. Son of Thomas & Kate Goodwin, 37 King's Dyke. Policeman in Blackpool. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Fletton.
GRAY
Oliver W
9790 Pte, 2nd Worcestershire Regiment. 14-9-14. La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Mem, Seine-Maritime, France. Born and enlisted Whittlesea.
GREEN
Walter
10211 Pte, 3rd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 29-3-15, age 18. Son of Charles & Rebecca Green. Weymouth Cemetery, Dorset. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Thorney.
HAILSTONE
Oliver
A/200643 Rfn, 11th King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 4-5-17, age 20. Son of Oliver & Emma Hailstone, 28 Claygate. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Enlisted Whittlesea.
HALES
Thomas James
42333 Pte, 10th Worcestershire Regiment. Died 4-11-18, starvation, PoW in Dyersk. Late of Wellington St, Peterborough. Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland.
HARRIS
William
Private, 52147, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 01-06-18. Born and resident Whittlesey, enlisted Cambridge. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Grave Q.II.F.06.
HAY
James
17860 Pte, A Company, 7th East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 29-9-17, age 21. Eldest son of John & Eliza Hay, 4 Low Cross. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.
HAYNES
Edward
133184 Pnr, 196th Land Drainage Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 11-11-18. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
HILLIAM
Alfred
15794 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12-8-16. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
HOLMES
Leonard
32969 Pte, 11th Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died 11-5-17. Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, France.
HURRY
E A
320790 Cpl, 15th (Yeomanry) Suffolk Regiment. Died 26-4-20, age 24. Son of Mrs M A Hurry, 5 West End. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
HURRY
Frederick A
16964 Pte, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10-8-17, age 24. Son of Mrs J Hurry, 46 Station Road. Husband of Flora Hurry, 37 New Road. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
HURRY
Thomas Edward
44136 Pte, 9th Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26-9-17. Son of Mr & Mrs H Hurry, West End. Formerly T/31062 Army Service Corps. Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
HURRY
John William
43561 Pte, 16th London Regiment. (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Killed in action 29-8-18, age 19. Son of John & Elizabeth Hurry, 34 Gracious Street. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
HUTCHCRAFT
John William
1924 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 26-7-15, age 21, Swansea hospital. Son of William Hutchcraft, Burnt House. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
JACK
George
17765 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3-10-15. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
JAKINS
Horace
17232 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 21-3-18, age 21. Son of Rose Smith, Thorney Dyke bungalow, Thorney. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
JOHNSON
F
No further information currently available.
KNIGHTON
James William
2456 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 15-11-15, age 26. Son of John & Sophia Knighton, Delph. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
LAST
Arthur
40305 Pte, 9th Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26-11-17. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Robert Last, North Side, Thorney. Formerly 4308 Suffolk Regiment. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
LEMMON
Arthur E
6936 L/Cpl, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22-5-16. Son of Jack Lemmon. Husband of Leah Lemmon, 54 Gracious Street. Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, Kemmel, Belgium.
LEWIS
William Arthur
G/18116 Cpl, 7th Royal West Kent. 28-3-18, age 22. Son of Arthur & Mary Lewis, 11 Briggate West, Whittlesey. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
LEWIS
William Shilston
4095 Pte, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25-12-16, age 28. Son of Thomas & Martha Lewis, 4 Orchard Street. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
LINDSEY
Richard
52878 Pte, 9th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 10-4-17, age 39. Husband of Clara Lindsey, 31 Delph. Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, France.
LING
Herbert
20805 Pte, 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 29-8-16. Formerly Hunts Cyclists. 46 London Rd, Peterborough. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
LUTKIN
Fred
4298 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13-11-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
LUTKIN
Walter
16718 Cpl, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 24. Husband of E Lutkin, 16 Delph Street. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
LUTKIN
William
4999 Pte, 1/4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-11-16, age 30. Son of Mrs A Eason, 2 Drill Row, Stonald Rd, Whittlesey. Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Somme, France.
MAIDEN
J L
No further information currently available.
MARRIOTT
James
1519 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Rgt. Son of James Marriott, 7 East Delph, Whittlesey. Butcher, employed by Co-op, enlisted age 17 on 10-3-13. To France 14-2-15, transferred to Engladn with tubercule of lung on 29-4-15. Discharged 10-6-15, no longer fit, age 19. Died at home August 1915.
McKANNA-MAULKIN
Albert
14417 L/Cpl, 2nd Grenadier Guards. 25-9-16, age 28. Policeman with Isle of Ely Constabulary. Husband of Nellie. Serre Road No 2 Cemetery, Somme, France.
MAY
John
532416 Pte, Labour Corps. Died 3-2-19, age 29. Son of John May. Husband of Alice May, 36 Armstrong Street, West Marsh, Grimsby. Formerly 3/28340 Lincolnshire Regiment. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
MILLS
Joseph W
325218 Pte, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30-8-18, age 20. Formerly 1509 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
MILLS
John William
25161, Cpl, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 4-4-18, age 32. Crouy Communal Cemetery, Somme.
MURRAY
Arthur
70347 Pte, 17th Notts & Derby Regiment. 20-6-17, age 21, Canal Bank, Ypres. Husband of Emma Jane Murray, 5 West End Cottages, Horsegate, Whittlesey. Formerly 3927 Leicestershire Regiment. Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.
NEWMAN
Alfred Morris Tweed
2565 Pte, 13th London Regiment. (Kensington). Killed in action 9-5-15, age 18. Son of the Rev A E T & Alice Newman, St Andrew's Vicarage, Whittlesey. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
NIGHTINGALE
Amos
Gunner, 101531, Amos Nightingale, 210th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 15-08-17, aged 31. Son of Thomas and Sophia Nightingale, Whittlesey; husband of Ada Tye (formerly Nightingale), 16, West End, Whittlesey. Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boesinghe, Grave IV.C.24.
NIGHTINGALE
A
11791 Pte, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. 2-1-19. Yaxley Cemetery, Hunts.
OLDFIELD
John
242571 Pte, 1/5th Suffolk Regiment. Died Egypt 12-7-17. Formerly 15909 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of James Oldfield, 7 Whitmore Street. Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
OSBORNE
John R
130055, Pte, 72nd Canadian Infantry Btn (British Columbia Rgt), Kia 10-8-18, age 34. Born 1883 in Ramsey, son of John Rose Osborne & Mary Ann (nee Bent). Married Sarah Redhead at Whittlesey Zion Baptist Chruch 14-12-04. Living 1945, 1st Avenue East, South Vancouver, British Columbia. Buried Rosieres Communal Cemetery, France.
PALMER
Clarence Harry
3/9379 Pte, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Mising, Killed in action 9-5-15, age 22. Son of Henry & Elizabeth Palmer, 5 Claygate, Whittlesey. Listed Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainault, Belgium.
PARKER
Arthur
9537 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. 6-11-14, age 22. Son of Robert Parker, 7 Setchfield's Yard, Church St, Whittlesey. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Brother of Charles, George and Samuel.
PARKER
Charles
16481 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9-5-15, age 18. Son of Robert Parker, 7 Setchfield's Yard, Church Street. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of Arthur, George and Samuel.
PARKER
George
6049 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-7-16. Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Brother of Arthur, Charles and Samuel.
PARKER
Herbert
325602 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31-7-17, age 21. Son of Samuel & Mary Ann Parker, 2 West View, Stonald Road. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
PARKER
Samuel
2317 L/Cpl, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8-5-15, age 24. Son of Samuel & Mary Ann Parker, 2 West View, Stonald Road. Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France.
PARKER
Samuel
Pte, 8875, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. 14-3-15, age 27, son of Robert Parker, 7 Setchfield's Yard, Church Street, Whittlesey. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Borther of Arthur, Charles and George.
PARKER
Walter
TF/260085, Pte, 9th Royal Sussex Regiment. killed in action on 25th March 1918, age 20 (date & age on parents' grave). Son of Samuel & Mary Ann Parker, 2 West View, Stonald Road. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds.
PARRISH
John Edwin
27155 Pte, 2nd Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died fever, 4-11-16. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
PEARSON
William
Private 28243 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 15th October 1916. Born Long Sutton, Lincs, enlsited Whittlesea, resident Whittlesea. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
PEPPERCORN
Frank
41664 Pte, 8th Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27-5-18. Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
PLUMB
Herbert
136497 Pte, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regiment. ). Died of wounds 22-9-1916, at Cardiff hospital, age 32. Son of John & Eliza Plumb, Mill Road. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
PLUMMER
Harry
4623 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 12-10-16. Lonsdale Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France.
POPELY
Charles William
2452 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Discharged 14-7-16. Died 25-6-17, age 22. Son of Henry & Eliza Popeley, 10 Briggate, Whittlesey. Brother of Harry. Buried Whittlesey Cemetery
POPELY
Harry
G/10327 Pte, 8th East Kent Regiment. Killed in action 12-4-17, age 40. Brother of Charles William Popeley. Son of Henry Popely, 10 Briggate, Whittlesey. Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension, France.
PRICE
Arthur
S/21222 Pte, 11th Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action 22-8-17. Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium.
PROCTOR
John
82661 Bdr, D Battaliony, 298th Bde, Royal Field Artillery (TF). Killed in action 2-10-18, age 23. Son of Charlotte Proctor, 16 West End. Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France.
RANDALL
Thomas Henry
17007 Pte, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4-8-17, age 28. Husband of Annie Hawkins (formerly Randall), 4 Eyebury Rd, Eye. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
RAWSON
Arthur C
915 Cpl, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Accidentally killed 9-8-14, age 25. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
REDDING
John Thomas
18142 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27-3-18. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs George Redding, Windmill Street. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
RICHARDS
Fred
16895 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 21. Son of William & Emma Richards, Pondersbridge. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
RICHARDSON
Benjamin
325738 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17. Formerly 2463 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
RICHARDSON
Samuel W
201283 Pte, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-8-16. Formerly 3910 Suffolk Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
ROBERTS
[John] Frederick
26444 Pte, 12th East Surrey Regiment. Died 25-3-18, age 19. Son of Frederick E & Sarah Lizzie Roberts, of 14 Lilly Terrace, Kings Dyke, Whittlesey. Listed Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
ROBINSON
Daniel
6261 Pte, 3rd Suffolk Regiment. Died 10-8-15. Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Co Dublin, Ireland.
ROSE
Charles Edward
G/24612 Pte, 7th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8-8-18, age 24. Son Henry & Elizabeth Rose, 19 Blunts Lane, Whittlesey. Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France. Also Pondersbridge.
ROSE
Walter
Private, 221, 25th Bn. Australian Infantry (AIF). Killed in action 29-07-16, aged 29. Born Whittlesey. Son of William and Mary Rose, Whittlesey. Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme.
ROYLE
Archibald Warner
Private L/7831, 1st Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), d 22/01/1915, age 28, buried WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY Cemetery. Son of William and Lucy Royle, of Bromley, Kent; husband of Florence Royle of 34, Wenlock Rd., Tyne Dock, South Shields. At Outbreak of War, he was the Porter at the Whittlesey Workhouse and his wife was the Laundress. A former regular, he re-joined his Regiment. Information from the "March Advertiser and County Press" 17/2/1915.
RUDD
Cecil Edward
Private, 925277, 5th Bn. Canadian Infantry (CEF). Died 16-07-18, aged 28. Son of Sarah A. Rudd, 2, Market Place, Whittlesey and the late Edward Rudd. Estevan Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada, Grave P.44.S.06.
RUFF
James Shepperson
24693 Pte, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 6-3-17, age 20. Son of James & Elizabeth Ruff, Drill Row, Stonald Road. Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy, Pas de Calais, France.
SAUNDERS
Edwin W
Lieutenant, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 6-5-15, age 22. Son of Mrs E Saunders, Glassmoor House. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
SAVAGE
John Edward
G/15269 Pte, 6th Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-18. Son of John E & Jane A Savage, Hollands Farm, Glassmoor, Whittlesey. Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
SCOTNEY
George
PO/11210 Pte, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action 7-10-14, Antwerp, age 33. Reservist. Husband of Ethel Scotney, 18 Newcastle Street, Burnley, Lancs. Second son of George & Elizabeth Scotney, Whittlesey. Schoonselfhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium.
SCOTNEY
George Henry
39505 Pte, 1st East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 20-10-18, age 18. Son of James William & Mary Ann Scotney, 12 Briggate. St Aubert British Cemetery, France.
SCOTNEY
Samuel
16570 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16. Son of Samuel & Mary Scotney, Gracious St, Whittlesey. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
SCOTNEY
Thomas William
G/25246 Pte, 1st Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 21-9-18. Meath Cemetery, Villers-Guislan, Nord, France.
SEARLE
Arthur W
18143 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3-10-15, age 21. Son of William & Jane Searle. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
SEARLE
Charles
G/38889 Pte, Royal West Kent Regiment. posted to 1/20th London Regiment. Died 11-10-18. Lived 16 Cemetery Rd. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
SEE
W T
46290 L/Cpl, 55th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. 22-2-19. Youngest son of Mr A See, Whitmore St, Whittlesey. Died of pneumonia. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
SELLERS
Jack
14522 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16-6-15, age 22. Son of John & Elizabeth Sellers, The George Hotel. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
SHEPPERSON
Benjamin
326401 L/Cpl, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11-8-18. Son of John & Sarah Shepperson, 56 New Road. Formerly 3700 Cambridgeshire Regiment. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
SHEPPERSON
Thomas
500338 Pte, Canadian Engineers. 30-11-18, age 21. Son of Tom & Drusilla Shepperson, 49 Gracious Street, Whittlesey. Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada. Born 2-4-1897. Enlisted 16-9-15 at Winnipeg. Manitoba, in 2nd Field Troop, Canadian Engineers.
SMALLEY
John Douglas
Lieutenant, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13-3-15, age 20. Son of Skelton & Annie Smalley, Turntree. Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, Belgium. [Photograph from the London Illustrated News]
SMITH
Percy E
280210 Battery Sgt-Major, 12th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 29-5-17, age 44. Son of Stephen John Smith. Husband of Grace Smith, 49 West End. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
SPRIGGS
George
26610 Pte, 9th Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died 22-3-19. Chanak Consular Cemetery, Turkey.
SPRIGGS
Richard
Private, G/7831, Richard Spriggs, 9th Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Loos 28-09-15. Born Whittlesey, enlisted Peterborough. Loos Memorial, Panels 69/73.
STAFFORD
Fred
16929 Pte, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9-5-15. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
STAFFORD
Horace
3/3975 Pte, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9-5-15, age 22. Son of George & Alice Stafford, 59 Church Street. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
STARLING
J W
Possibly Joseph William Starling, 8329 Pte, 2nd Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23-2-17, age 24, Mesopotamia. Son of William & Esther Starling, Holbeach St Marks, Lincs. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
SYMONDS
A
possibly Alfred 6901, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of Alfred & Mary Symonds, Fordham School, Downham Market, Norfolk. Formerly 6129 Norfolk Regiment. Died pneumonia, 17-2-17, age 26. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.
TAYLOR
Arthur
14564 Cpl, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 19-8-15. Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery.
TAYLOR
E A
585888 Pte, 683rd Agricultural Coy, Labour Corps. Died 12-12-18, age 30. Husband of Ellen Louisa Banyard (formerly Taylor), 11 Gracious Street. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
TEMPLEMAN
Fred
3/10333 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13-11-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
THOMAS
James Richard Llewellyn
18144 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24-7-15. Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium.
THOMPSON
George Edward
6485 Sgt-Signaller, 4th Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 20-10-14, age 31. South African veteran. Fourth son of Charles & Mary Ann Thompson, 10 Orchard Street during war. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
THORPE
Ambrose
17666 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20-7-16, age 21. Son of Mrs Laura Biggadike, 64 Gracious Street. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
TINKLER
Peter Cyril
31270 Pte, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. (lewis gun section). Killed in action 10-8-17, age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Peter Tinkler, Field Terrace, Farcet. Lived Poplar Hall Farm. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
TRUNDLE, MM
Harold George
G/5831 L/Cpl, 2nd Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds 16-8-17, age 27. Son of John Daniel & Harriet Trundle, 31 West End. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
WALTON
Charles Francis
326424 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-9-17. Formerly 3734 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.
WALTON
George William
CH/8670, RMR/B/155, Pte, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Hawke. Killed in action 15-10-14, age 40. Son of Benjamin Walton, Whittlesey. Husband of Alice Walton, 9 Bedford Road, Southborough, Kent. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
WALTON
William George
Pte, 8091, 1st East Yorkshire Regiment. Discharged 12-3-15 & died of tuberculosis 16-4-17, age 34. Son of Benjamin Walton, Whittlesey. Brother of William. Buried Whittlesey Cemetery.
WARD
Charles
Private L/16947, 21st BattaklIon, Duke of Cambridge's OWn (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in actiomn 10 April 1917. Born Whiottlesea, enlisted Bedford. Formerly T/31549, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
WARD
Charles Sidney
Tf. 325297 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. 39th.Division. Killed in action at St.Julian on the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres 31-7-17, age 27. Husband of Florence Edith Ward, of 17, Holme. Formerly 1663 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Born and enlisted in Whittlesey. Commemorated on The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. MR.29.
WARREN
William N
3/10935 Pte, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30-3-17. Husband of E J Warren, West Delph. Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
WATFORD, MM
Walter
8486 Sgt, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30-7-16. Awarded Military Medal. Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
WATSON
H
No further information currently available.
WATSON
J
possibly L/Cpl, F Special Coy, RE. 10-6-18. Son of Sarah Watson, Ramsey Rd, St Ives. Lived 180 Belsize Ave, Peterborough. Fosse No 10 Comm Cem Ext, Sains-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais.
WESTON
G
No further information currently available.
WHITE
Herbert Frederick
2455 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13-4-15, age 23. Son of Christopher & Lizzie White, 16 Orchard Street. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
WHITWELL
Ernest
Invalided & discharged soldier, died 21-11-18 at Glassmoor, Whittlesey, age 29. Buried Whittlesey Cemetery.
WILDBORE
Isaac
41427 Pte, 13th (West Ham) Essex Regiment. who was killed in action on Thursday, 3rd May 1917, age 28. Son of Isaac & Mary Wildbore. Formerly 6664 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
WILDBORE
Joseph
3/5267 Pte, 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 5-5-15, age 25. Husband of Genesta Wildbore, 12 Emily Grove, Brighton Street, Hessle Road, Hull. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
WILSON, MM
George
325457 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-8-18, age 21. Son of James & Eliza Wilson, of 29 Horsegate Lane, Whittlesey. Born Eastrea. MM gazetted 11-2-19. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France.
WOODWARD
Feary
[Spelt Fairey on SDGW & CWGC] Private, 16535, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Memorial Ridge 09-05-15. Born Ramsey, enlisted Peterborough. Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

1939-45

BARNES
Douglas
Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 549647, HMS Allington Castle, Royal Navy. Washed overboard in heavy seas on convoy duty 18-10-44, age 19. Son of John Alfred & Edith Barnes, of 64 Mill Rd, Whittlesey. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
BARRETT
Christopher Charles
L/Cpl 5776878, 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 6-5-44, age 27. Son of John & Mabel Barrett, of Whittlesey; husband of Mary Barrett, of Whittlesey. Kohima War Cemetery, India.
BEDFORD
John Robert
Cpl, EX/3290, No 44 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines. 12-3-44, age 25. Son of John Robert & Annie Bedford, of Whittlesey. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
BROWN
Basil Horace
Pte, 14631536, 2/6 Queen's Royal Regiment. (West Surrey). 8-2-44, age 19. Son of Sidney & Alice Esther Brown, of 50 New Rd, Whittlesey. Misturno War Cemetery, Italy.
BROWN
Cecil Charles
Driver, 10586901, 2 AA Workshops, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Drowned while crossing River Nene in a canoe 20-9-44. Son of Charles & Ellen Brown; husband of Joan Edith Brown, of Whittlesey. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
BROWN
Ronald Arthur
Engineman, CT/KX 124680, HM Trawler Laetes, Royal Naval Patrol Service. 25-7-42, age 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry Ground Brown, of 8 Eastgate, Whittlesey; husband of Lily Brown, of Saxon Cottages, Whittlesey. Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk.
BURGESS
Kenneth
Pte, 5933926, 5th Suffolk Regiment. 14-2-42. Son of Harry & Mary Ann Burgess, of Castle House, Whittlesey. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
CHAMBERS
Herbert Alfred
Cpl, 5835467, 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. 6-7-44, age 34. Son of Fred & Elizabeth Chambers, of 7 Aliwal Rd, Whittlesey. Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy.
CHENEY
Sydney
Pte, 4806714, East Yorkshire Regiment. 20-7-44, age 30. Son of Frederick & Selena Cheney, of Stonald Ave, Whittlesey; husband of Mary Cheney, Whittlesey. Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
CLIFTON
George
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 518575, HMS Collingwood, Royal Navy. 18-6-43, age 18. Son of George & Jenny Clifton, of Whittlesey. Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Gosport, Hampshire.
COOMBER
John
Pte, 4923125, Gloucestershire Regiment. Wounded in Normandy, died of wounds at Leeds 12-8-44, age 32. Son of James Sidney & Ann Coomber, of Gracious St, Whittlesey. Brother Herbert died in First World War. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
CURTIS
Robert William
Ord Seaman, C/JX 317670, HMS Martin, Royal Navy. 10-11-42, age 20. Son of Walter & Mahalah Curtis, 18 Coronation Ave, Whittlesey. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
DRAKE
Laurence Frank
Pte, 3968833, 2nd Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 25-6-44, age 24. Son of William and Edith Drake, of 2 Stonald Ave, Whittlesey; husband of Josephine Drake, of Windmill St, Whittlesey. La Delivrance War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France. Brother of Tom DRAKE listed below under Civil Defence, sister was Edith Evelyn DRAKE. (His great niece Sharon Thrift lives in Australia).
DREW
John Fielding
Pte 5828930, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at Iruka Camp, Osaka 25-10-44, Prisoner of War, age 27. Son of Walter & Mary Drew, of 58 Church St, Whittlesey. Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan.
ENGLISH
Nevil Percy
Pte, 5832979, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died of cholera 10-7-43, age 23, Prisoner of War. Son of Mr & Mrs P A English, of 32 Cemetery Rd, Whittlesey. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
GARNER
John Harold
Ldg Aircraftman, 1157084, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12-11-44, age 22. Prisoner of War since fall of Java. Son of Thomas & Lydia Garner, of 29 Inham's Rd, Whittlesey. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
GILL
Bernard John
Gnr, 1532331, 151 Battery, 51 HAA Regiment. Royal Artillery. 2-6-41 in Crete, age 24. Son of Mr & Mrs G Gill, Bassley View, Eastrea Rd, Whittlesey. Son of Mr & Mrs G Gill, Bassley View, Eastrea Rd, Whittlesey. Athens Memorial, Greece.
GREENWOOD
Thomas William
Pte, 5783903, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 7-8-44, age 22. Husband of Mrs Greenwood, 7 Plough Rd, Whittlesey. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
HALLAM
Charles William Richard
Stoker 1st Class, C/KX 105304, HMS Gloucester, Royal Navy. 22-5-41, Battle of Crete, age 20. Son of Aaron & Alice Hallam, of 7 Orchard St, Whittlesey. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
HAMMOND
John Sydney
Driver, T/240243, 213 General Transport Coy, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in lorry accident 19-8-45, age 39, 64th British Hospital. Son of John Thomas & Ada Hammond; husband of Hilda Alice Hammond, of 32 Coronation Ave, Whittlesey. Celle War Cemetery, Germany.
HANCOCK
[Charles] William
Sgt (Wireless op/air gnr) 909505, 49 Squadron RAFVR. 26-6-41, age 23. Son of John William & Mary Elizabeth Hancock, of Factory Corner, Whittlesey; husband of Ivy Hancock, of Old Fletton. Kiel War Cemetery, Germany.
HARGRAVE
Owen Russel
Able Seaman, P/JX 335263, HMS President III (lost in MV Abosso), Royal Navy. 29-10-42. Son of John Thomas Eyat Hargrave & Elsie Hendra Hargrave, of Whittlesey. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
HART
Christopher James
Gnr, HQ 48th LAA Rgt, Royal Artillery. Died 4-4-45, Prisoner of War. Son of James & Emily Hart, of Reach Farm, Black Bush, Whittlesey; husband of Gladys Eveline Hart, of Wigan. Djakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia.
HART
Herbert
Able Seaman D/JX 168367, HMS Orchis, Royal Navy, 21-8-44, Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Son of Mr & Mrs J Hart, 77 Windmill Street, Whittlesey. He was married. His twin brother George also served in the Navy.
HENSON
Ralph
Driver, T/190222, Royal Army Service Corps. Died when his tank transporter caught fire in Wiltshire 24-4-42, age 26. Son of George & Clara Henson, of Whittlesey. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
HOUSDEN
Raymond Thomas
Trooper, 305554, Royal Horse Guards. Died of wounds 1-3-45, age 25. Son of John & Florence Sarah Housden, of 2 Bassenhally Rd, Whittlesey. Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.
HOWLETT
James Albert
Pte, 5830956, A Coy 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died in fall from cliff while training in Scotland 12-5-43, age 25. Son of Arthur & Rose Ena Howlett, of 57 King's Dyke, Whittlesey. Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs.
JINKS
George Charles
Fusilier, 5931815, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. 4-4-45, age 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Fred Jinks, of 9 Eastgate, Whittlesey. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
KNIGHT
James William
Flt-Sgt (Wireless op/air gnr), 1613421, 95 Squadron RAFVR. 14-2-45. Son of Mr & Mrs A Knight, of 22 London St, Whittlesey. Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.
LAKEY
Ernest Edward
Pte, 5828945, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 21-9-44, Prisoner of War. Son of Harry & Harriet Lakey, of 16 Briggate East, Whittlesey. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
LEESON
George Alex
Pte 5777121, 5th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 16-7-40, age 24. Son of Thomas & Agnes Leeson, of Coates. Salthouse (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Norfolk.
LILLEY
Roland Clarence
Pte 7619209, 2/6th East Surrey Regiment. Died of dysentery during forced march from Poland to Germany 7-3-45, age 25, Prisoner of War, captured 9-6-40 (retreat to Dunkirk). Son of Mr & Mrs George Lilley, 3 Common Rd, Whittlesey. Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery, Germany.
LUTKIN
Percy
Pte, 5933921, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 12-9-44, Prisoner of War. Son of Mr H Lutkin, of Hallcroft Rd, Whittlesey. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
MARTELL
Gordon Ronald
Ldg Aircraftman, 1458928, 2909 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 19-9-43, age 21. Son of Gordon George & Enid Evelyn Martell, of 34 London St, Whittlesey. Rhodes War Cemetery, Greece.
MAWBY
Cyril Arthur
Cpl, 5832176, Corps of Military Police. Died in accident when passenger in truck which hit lamp standard 17-10-45. Son of William & Ada Mawby, of Whittlesey; husband of Rose Helen Mawby, of Whittlesey. Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial, Egypt.
MIDDLETON
Sydney Richard
L/Cpl, 7520726, Royal Army Medical Corps. 5-9-40. St Peter-in-Thanet Churchyard, Kent.
MILLS
Albert William
Pte, 5775731, 6th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died of malaria 17-10-43, age 26, Prisoner of War. Son of Albert Edward & Mary Ann Mills, of 256 Peterborough Rd, Whittlesey; husband of Joyce Millicent Mills, of 15 St Paul's Rd, New England, Peterborough. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
MORLEY
Edgar Harry
Sgt (Flt Engineer), 1186852, 103 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 15-6-43, age 27. Son of John Robert & Jessie Lydia Morley, of Whittlesey. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
NORRIS
James Arthur
Sgt-Pilot, 102 Squadron RAFVR. 15-4-41. Son of the late Mr & Mrs A J Norris, of Whittlesey. Bowthen Chruchyard, Pas de Calais, France.
PEARSON
William David
Pte, 5932343, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Suffolk Regiment. 6-7-43, age 35, Prisoner of War. Son of Mrs A Pearson & stepson of Mr J F Holman, of 9 Council Houses, Stonald Ave, Whittlesey. Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan.
PEPPERCORN
Donald Henry James
Aircraftman 1st Class, 1189709, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 5-7-41. Husband of Mrs Peppercorn, 22 Coronation Ave, Whittlesey; formerly of Ramsey. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
PIKETT
Herbert Albert
Pte, 5932347, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Suffolk Regiment. 23-1-42, age 30. Son of Charles Wesley Pikett & Mary Elizabeth Pikett of Windmill St, Whittlesey. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
POPELY
Alfred Edward
Gnr, 5932363, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment. Royal Artillery. Died of wounds 25-1-42, age 30. Son of Alfred & Mary Popely, of Whittlesey. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
READ
George
Gnr 1532380, 151 Battaliony, 51 HAA Regiment. Royal Artillery. Killed in Crete 2-6-41, age 21. Son of William Jabez & Ellen Read, of 11 Horsegate, Whittlesey. Athens Memorial, Greece.
REDHEAD
Thomas
Cpl, 5883768, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Accidentally electrocuted 18-6-41, age 30. Son of George & Rebecca Redhead, of Low Cross, Whittlesey. Dehli War Cemetery, India.
REYNOLDS
Herbert
Driver, 1890017, 251 Field Park Coy, Royal Engineers. Died of malaria & colitis 18-9-43, age 24, Prisoner of War. Son of Herbert & Ada Mary Reynolds, of Black Bush Inn, Market St, Whittlesey. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
SNEESBY
John Anthony
Pte, 5832811, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Suffolk Regiment. 28-7-43, age 30, Prisoner of War. Died of dysentery at Tanakan. Son of John & Alice Ann Sneesby, of Whittlesey. Kanchanburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
STEPHENS
Sydney Arthur
L/Cpl, 5884117, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died at Stalag VIIIA, 13-1-45, age 26, Prisoner of War (since captured in Libya in 1942). Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Germany.
TIMMS
Edmund William
Pte, 5889129, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1-8-43, age 27. Son of William Henry & Florence Timms, of Railway House, New Rd, Whittlesey. Catania War Cemetery, Scilly, Italy.
WOODS
Albert Edward
Gnr, 11061061, 252 Battaliony, 50 HAA Regiment. Royal Artillery. 7-1-43, age 34. Son of Alfred & Margaret Woods, of Whittlesey. Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.
WULBERN
Stanley James
Pte, 5828774, Motor Transport, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Suffolk Regiment. 5-12-43, age 25, Prisoner of War. Died of avitaminosis at Chunkai. Son of Percy James & Alice Mabel Wulbern, of 68 Peterborough Rd, Whittlesey. Chunkai War Cemetery, Thailand.
WESTON
Bernard
Able Seaman, C/SSX 23008, HMS Walney, Royal Navy. 8-11-42, age 23. Son of Richard & Nellie Maria Weston, of 2 Council Houses, Stonald Rd, Whittlesey. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
CIVIL DEFENCE
DRAKE
Tom
Tom Drake was apparently killed during the 2nd world war in a motorcycle accident when he possibly ran in to the back of a fireengine, his wife was Ivy Drake. Brother of Laurence Frederick DRAKE listed above, sister was Edith Evelyn DRAKE. (His great niece Sharon Thrift lives in Australia).
SMITH, MM
William Hollis
Engineer, Auxiliary Fire Service. Died in collision between two cars on Eastrea Rd, Whittlesey, during an air raid warning 7-6-40, age 47. Lived Jubilee Garage, Eastgate, Whittlesey. He was awarded the MM serving with the 1/1st Cambs Rgt in World War One.
 Buried in Cemetery
FRENCH
Edgar Roy
14868593 Pte, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 13-1-46, age 19. Son of George Henry & Elizabeth Ann French, of Whittlesey.
HEARD
William Arthur
1870875 Aircraftman 2nd Class, Pilot U/T, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28-11-45, age 21. Son of William & Mabel Heard, of Whittlesey. Also listed March Grammar School Old Boys' Memorial.
UNDERWOOD
Frank William
2086205 L/Sgt, 402 Battaliony, 50th (4th Northamptonshire Regiment. ) Searchlight Regiment. RA. Died 30-12-40, age 22. Son of Isaac Frank & Alice Maud Underwood, of Whittlesey; Husband of Mrs D Underwood, of 23 Queen St, Whittlesey, later Spalding; husband of Mary Ann Winifred Underwood, Spalding, Lincs.
1951
KILLED IN KOREA
GREENWOOD
Wilfred Cyril
Driver T/22533186, Royal Army Service Corps. Son of Mrs D Greenwood, 31 Coronation Avenue, Whittlesey. Married. Served in Second World War and volunteered for Korea. Posted abroad February 1951. Died 26th May 1951. Killed in Korea. Buried in UN Memorial Cemetery, Korea. Plot 17, Row 11, Grave 811. His brother T W Greenwood is also listed on the memorial.
Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:
ASHWORTH
Thomas
Pte, 5827895, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died of dysentery 23-7-43, age 25, Prisoner of War. Son of Tom & Eliza Ashworth, of 152 March Rd, Coates. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. See also Coates, Eastrea and Turves.
COULSON
Albert
Pte 5891231, Northamptonshire Rgt, attached 3 Commando, died 7-6-44, age 21. Son of Thomas & Mary Coulson, of Wype Rd, Eastrea; husband of Nellie May Coulson, of High Wycombe, Bucks. Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France. See also Coates, Eastrea and Turves.
READ
John
Gnr 1749526, 12 Bty 6 HAA Rgt, Royal Artillery. Died 8-11-42, Prisoner of War, age 35. Son of Mr & Mrs James Read; husband of Rose Ellen Read. Singapore Memorial, Singapore. See also Coates, Eastrea and Turves.
TINKLER
Kenneth Roy
Fusilier, 14566682, 4/5 Royal Scots Fusiliers. 18-1-45, age 20. Son of Charles & Annie Mary Tinkler, of Whittlesey. Sittard War Cemetery, Netherlands. See also Coates, Eastrea and Turves.
WHEATLEY
Herbert
possibly WO 3rd Class, 555142, 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. 22-5-41, age 26. Son of George Ernest & Nancy Wheatley; husband of Lelia Wheatley, Pocklington, Yorks. Athens Memorial, Greece. See also Coates, Eastrea and Turves.

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