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WHITTLESFORD WAR MEMORIAL

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

The war memorial is in church lane standing on Guildhall Corner, Whittlesford. It takes the form of a Portland stone cross with long shaft, mounted on s stepped base. there are fifteen names for World War 1 and eight for World War 2. The memorial was dedicated and unveiled on 25th January 1920. There is a scroll containing the names within the church. Details appeared relating to the memorial in the Cambridge Chronicle 28th January 1920 & 4th February 1920 and in the Cambridge Independent Press 11th February 1921, 16th September 1921 & 30th September 1921.

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IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
WHITTLESFORD
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

IN HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE

ALLEN

Percy [Walter]

Private 21073, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 19th October 1916. Born Whittlesford, enlisted Norwich, resident Trouse, Norwich. Formerly 19305, Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

ANDREWS

Reginald Rupert

Private 2827 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Monday, 19th April 1915. Died in England. Buried in WHITTLESFORD (SS. MARY AND ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, south of the church.

ANDREWS

Stanley Charles

Lance Corporal A/202809 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps who died on Saturday, 24th August 1918. Age 19. Son of Jane Andrews, of "Mount Pleasant," Dunfold Rd., Whittlesford, Cambs., and the late William Robert Andrews. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. K. 17.

ANDREWS

Thomas

Private 21913, 8th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who was killed in action on Wednesday, 1st August 1917. Age 25. Born and resident Whittlesford, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Hannah Andrews, of Duxford Rd., Whittlesford, Cambs. Formerly 23169, East Surrey Regiment. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14

CREEK

James

Private 2683, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday, 11th May 1916. Born Whittlesford, enlisted Sawston. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. C. 40.

DOUGLAS

Albert

Serjeant 65890, 12th Field Company, Royal Engineers who was killed in action on Monday, 22nd May 1916. Age 37. Enlisted Whittlesford. Husband of Jane Elizabeth Douglas, of Orchard Terrace, Whittlesford, Cambs. Buried in RATION FARM (LA PLUS DOUVE) ANNEXE, PLOEGSTEERT, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. B. 18.

EVERETT

Edward Alfred

Serjeant 63676, 190th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who was killed in action on Thursday, 11th October 1917. Age 22. Enlisted Cambridge, resident Whittlesford. Son of Henry and Maria Everett, of Whittlesford, Cambs. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave X. D. 8.

HAYLOCK

Reginald James

Corporal 15106, 20th Hussars who was killed in action on Monday, 1st April 1918. Age 29. Born and resident Whittlesford, enlisted London. Brother of Mrs. D. Gladwell, of Whittlesford, Cambridge. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 6

NUNN

Edward

Private S/11067, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 5th September 1915. Born Whittlesford, enlisted Bristol. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38.

NUNN

Frederick

Stoker 1st Class K/15272 H.M.S. "Queen Mary.", Royal Navy who died in the North Sea on Wednesday, 31st May 1916. Age 26. Son of Sarah Ann Nunn, of Duxford Rd., Whittlesford, Cambs. Commemorated on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Panel 19.

OVERHILL

Percy Edward

Private 41003 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 11th April 1917. Born and resident Whittlesford, enlisted Sawston. Formerly 34376, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7

ROWLINSON

William [Thomas]

Private 326436 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 14th October 1916. Enlisted Cambridge. According to enlisted ments listed in the Cambridge papers of 1915 he lived at High St, Whittlesford. Formerly 3761, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B.

RUNHAM

Henry

Private 204299 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 21st August 1918. Age 19. Son of Walter and Jemima Runham, of West End, Whittlesford, Cambs. Buried in GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No. 2, HEBUTERNE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. G. 23.

RUNHAM

Reginald James

Private 2735 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 7th May 1916. Born Whittlesford, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. R. 3.

SPEED

Charles

Lance Corporal 13781 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 23. Born Whittlesford, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas and Ellen Speed, of Whittlesford, Cambs. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

1939 — 1945

BUTCHER

Frederick

No further information currently available

CANN

Reginald

Private 5933320, 1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 15th February 1942. Age 25. Son of Frederick Timothy and Clara Cann, of Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 58.

CHAPMAN

Robert Henry

Marine CH/X114599 H.M.L.C.M. 698, Royal Marines who died on Tuesday, 6th June 1944. Age 19. Son of Arthur Reuben and Louisa Emma Chapman, of Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave XIV. L. 13.
HAZEL[L]

Alan Wentworth

Private 5933308, 1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, prisoner of war, who died on Thursday, 24th June 1943. Age 28. Son of Albert Seymour Hazell and Kate Hazell; husband of Joyce Elsie Hazell, of Norwich. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Collective grave 6. G. 1-67.

HOARE

Cyril [Arthur]

Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 114395 H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy who died on Saturday, 24th May 1941. Son of the landlord of the Waggon and Horses public house, Mr. Hoare (since 1956 the public house has been known as Tickell Arms). Commemorated on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 56, Column 1.

OVERHILL

Geoffrey

Sergeant 1214571 Pilot Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 1st February 1943. Buried in KIEL WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Grave 5. C. 5.

SAUNDERS

Leonard Eversden

Warrant Officer Class II 5769437 C.S.M. 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 8th July 1944. Age 37. Son of George Albert and Mahala Saunders; husband of Catherine Saunders, of Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in CAMBES-EN-PLAINE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Row J. Grave 13.

STOCKBRIDGE

[Edward] George

Petty Officer Stoker C/KX 79768 H.M.S. Legion, Royal Navy who died on Thursday, 26th March 1942. Age 37. Son of Walter and Annie Stockbridge; husband of Agnes Mary Elizabeth Stockbridge, of Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 61, 1.

Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:

OLIVER

Mostyn [William]

F.O., 138 Sqdn., R.A.F., died 9/11/1944, age 21, commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Son of Mrs. D. A. Oliver, of Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. See also Tempsford Air Losses 1944.

There is also a ‘Roll of Honour’ inside the parish church in the form of an illuminated scroll in a wooden frame listing those who fell in World War 1 and where.

ROLL OF HONOUR

THE LORD IS VERY PITIFUL AND TENDER MERCY
THESE MEN OF WHITTLESFORD GAVE THEIR
1914 LIVES FOR US 1918

I BELIEVE.....IN THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD

Last updated: 5 April, 2014

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