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WICKEN WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is on the village green and takes the form of an stone obelisk. There are eight names listed for World War 1 and four for World War 2.

1914 1919

"They loved not their lives unto the death." Rev. 12, 11.

BAILEY Fred
Gunner 90313, 277th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 27 June 1919. Aged 31. Son of Mrs. H. Bailey, of Wicken; husband of Ethel Bailey, of Chapel Rd., Wicken, Ely, Cambs. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 18.
BAILEY Leslie Morris
Private 138719, 19th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Died of wounds 8 November 1918. Born and resident Wicken, enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 616283, London Regiment. Buried in DELSAUX FARM CEMETERY, BEUGNY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 4.
BAILEY Robert Joseph William
Private G/18808, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917.Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Wicken, Formerly 5870, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
HALL Arthur George
Drummer (Private) 13955, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 June 1916. Aged 20. Born Wicken, enlisted Newmarket. Son of John and Eliza Hall, of 3, High St., Wicken, Soham, Cambs. Buried in BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 6.
NORMAN Percy Robert
Private 13970, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1917. Aged 21. Born Wicken, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Nathan and Charlotte E. Norman, of North St., Wicken, Soham, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
RUMBELOW Charles William
Private G/13263, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 2 June 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Wicken, enlisted Newmarket. Son of George and L. Rumbelow, of Chapel Lane, Wicken. Buried in WICKEN CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 245.
SCRIVENER William
Private 26728, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1916. Aged 31. Born Wicken, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Robert and Rachel Scrivener, of Wicken, Soham, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
SENNITT William [Henry]
Private 7453, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action Friday, 5th March 1915. Aged 30. Born Stretham, enlised Ely, resident Soham. Son of Harry and Susan Sennitt; husband of Dora Alice Sennitt, of Upware, Soham, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. Also listed on Swaffham Fen Methodist memorial

"This monument is erected in grateful memory of the men from this Parish
who served in His Majesty's Forces and died in the Great War."

1939 1945

BAILEY Frederick William
Lance Corporal 2623007, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 29 April 1945. Aged 23. Son of George and Eliza Sarah Bailey, of Wicken, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 3. Row A. Grave 3. [Corporal on memorial]
FITCH Eric Ronald
Private 14577070, 14th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 14 March 1944. Aged 20. Son of Charles and Lena Rose Fitch, of Wicken, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 1.
MARTIN Ernest Henry
Private 5933772, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died during the Battle for Singapore against the Japanese between 14 and 15 February 1942. Aged 23. Husband of Anne Christina Martin, of Newmarket, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 59.
RUMBELOW Claude Walter George
Gunner 1142116, 454 Battery, 3 Mountain Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 26 March 1945. Aged 22. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 53. Row C. Grave 1. [Spelt Claud on mmeorial]

Last updated 13 February, 2012

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