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WILBURTON WAR MEMORIAL & ROLL OF HONOUR

Word War 1 and 2 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Dave Edwards & Cliff Brown

This Roll of Honour is in the south porch of Wilburton church and is in the form of a plain board with two arched recessed panels bearing the names. As it covers all those who served those denoted are those known to have died. The memorial was unveiled Sunday 3rd July 1921.

In gratitude to the following men
who served in the Great War
1914 – 1918.
Thanks be to God.

The War Memorial is a stone plaque inside the church.

Remember, O Lord, thy servants,
who, going forth from among us,
gave their lives in the Great War
1914 - 1919.

denotes the men appearing on both.

  ALSOP

S

 

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ALSOP

William James

Private 15885, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Born Haddenham, enlisted Ely. Buried in Bapaume Post Military Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France.

  CLEMENTS

F

 

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CROFT

John Frederick Manners

L/Cpl. G/7 6th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment,), killed in action 13th October 1915, age 20. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born Wilburton, enlisted Cantebury, Kent, resident Ashford, Kent. Son of Robert Manners Croft and Augusta Croft, of Cold Blow, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent. Family memorial within the church

CUNDELL

Arthur

Pte, G/5222, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, killed in action 4th August 1916, commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born Wilburton, enlisted Southwark.

  CUNDELL

B

 

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  EVERITT

W J

 

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  FOSDIKE

S

 

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  GODDARD

C

 

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  HAYLOCK

Woodbine

 

Served in the 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment and 3/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Photograph taken after being posted back to UK due to wounds as Private; later served in Northamptonshire Regiment. A keen Cyclist he is recorded on the Bedford Cyclist Touring Club site. He was one of the first elected officers of the Club, being elected Secretary. He was President from 1930-1949. Woodbine Haylock died in 1971 and a memorial fund was set up to purchase the Woodbine Haylock Memorial Trophy to be awarded annually for the best all round performance. The cost of the trophy was £20.76 plus engraving at £2.45.

Photograph Copyright © Haylock Family 2006

HOPKIN, MM

Oliver

L/Cpl 11th Suffolk Regiment died 9th April 1917, age 20. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of H & A M Hopkin, New Rd, Impington. He lived Wilburton Fen
  HUDSON

L

 

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KIRBY

George

Pte. 8th Bedfordshire Regiment, died 29th March 1917, age 38. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of James and Sarah Ann Kirby; husband of Kate Kirby, of 9, Capell Hamlet, Chorley Wood, Herts.

KNIGHT

Henry Charles

L/Cpl. 307696, 1st/8th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, killed in action 27th August 1916, age 20. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Wilburton. Son of Henry and Emma Knight, of Wilburton, Ely, Cambs. Formerly 1416, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.

  KNIGHT

W S

 

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  KNIGHT

W R

 

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  MARKWELL

G

 

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  MARKWELL

H J

 

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  MASKELL

W J

 

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  MORTON

J C

 

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PELL

Albert Julian

Major, 9th Suffolk Regiment, 28th August 1916, age 52. (Officers died in Great War gives him as 4th Suffolk.) Elder son of the Rev Beauchamp H St John Pell, rector of Ickenham, Middlesex, and Mrs Pell. Husband of Catherine Marion Pell, 2 Onslow Square, South Kensington. Called to Bar from Lincoln's Inn 1890. Dep Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. Chairman of Isle of Ely Quarter Sessions. Gazetted to General Staff, 1914. Served as divisional musketry instructor, Northern Area, Western Command. Wilburton (St. Peter) Churchyard, Cambs. Died Tattenhall, Cheshire.

PELL, DSO

Beauchamp Tyndall

Lt-Col, The Queen's Royal WestSurrey Regiment, died 14th November 1914, age 48. Son of Rev Beauchamp H St John Pell & Julia C M Pell. Husband of Alice M Pell, The Rectory, Wilburton. Born Ickenham, Middlesex. Buried in Zantvoorde British Cem, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Awarded Distinguished Service Order. Born 6th July 1866. Family memorial in the porch of the church. Educated at Wellington College and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, where he gained distinction as an athlete. Gazetted 2nd Lieut. Queen's Regt 14th September 1887and Lieutenant on 7th May 1890. Dec1890-Nov 1894 Adjutant, Queen's Regt. Served North-West Frontier of India 1897-8. Mentioned in despatches [London Gazette, 18th MArch 1898], received the medal and two clasps. He served in china in 1900 as ADC to Sir A Gaslee, 26th June 1900 to 20th July 1901; present at Relief of Peking, actions of Peitsang and Yangtsun. Again Mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette 14th May 1901], received the Medal with clasp. Created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette 25th July 1901] in recognition of services in Pekin[g]. The Insignia was privately sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa 18th Jan. 1902 and presented in Pretoria. Served Aouth Africa, India, recieved Queen's Medal with five clasps 1902. Promoted to Major Sept. 1906. 1912 GSO3 at the War office advancing to 2nd Grade April 1913. Sept. 1914 suceeded to command of 1st battalion, Queen's Regiment. Only in command 1 month when reported wounded and missing. Found to be badly wounded at Gheluvelt, in the First Battle for Ypres, on the morning of 31st October 1914. Owing to heavey shellfire it was not possible to move him while it was daylight and he was subsequently captured in the afternoon by the Germans. Taken to the Field Hospital of the 15th Army Corps at Werwick, Belgium where he was operated on but died afterwards, 14th Nov. 1914.

  PERKINS

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  PORTER

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POTTER

William

L/Sgt, 5447, 2nd Suffolk Regiment, Killed in action 12th May 1917. Buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Born Cambridge, enlisted Bury St Edmunds.

  SEPPINGS

C

 

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  SEPPINGS

W

 

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SHARP

Sidney Charles

15879, L/Cpl, 11th Suffolk Regiment, Killed in action 1st July 1916. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born Wentworth, enlisted Ely.

  SHAW

A

 

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  SMITH

C

 

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SMITH

Henry [Harry] Alfred Robert

Private 242060, 1st Bt. King's Own Scottish Borderers, killed in action 11th April 1918. Born India, enlisted Ely, resident Wilburton. Formerly 7602, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Also listed on Haddenham.

  SMITH

H S

 

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  SNEESBY

B J

 

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  SNEESBY

G W

 

Son of Mr James and Mrs Grace Sneesby of Twentypence Cottage, Wilburton, born in 1899. He served in the Royal Naval Air Service.

SNEESBY

Harry (Henry) Thomas

Pte, 21326, 7th Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 3rd July 16. Born Ely, enlisted Worcester. Son of the late Mr. James and Mrs. Hannah Sneesby, of Flanders House, Wilburton. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

  SNEESBY H W  
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  SNEESBY

J M

 

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STAPLEHURST

George

Pte, 41915, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment, killed in action 2nd September 1918. Born Horley, Surrey, enlisted Newmarket. Living Wilburton 1901, age 10, born Hawley, Surrey.Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

  SULMAN

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  SULMAN

K

 

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  SULMAN

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  SULMAN

C

 

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  SULMAN

S

 

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  WALLIS

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  WALLIS

G

 

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  WALLIS

J

 

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  WALLIS

R E

 

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  WARREN

A

 

Private, 6324, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Prisoner of War.

  WARREN

Cecil G

 

The Grange, Wilburton. Commissioned 13-5-15 in Bedfordshire Regiment, Transferred from 9th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, to 4/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, 8-12-15. Also served 3/1st Cambs and transferred to 2/5th Suffolk 17-7-17. Served on Western Front with 1/1st Cambs in 1918. Demobilised 16-4-19. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Herbert Warren, The Grange, Wilburton. Commanded Ely company of 1st Cambridgeshires after the war.

  WARREN

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  WATSON

John Martin

 

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  WATSON

P

 

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  WATSON

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  WHETSTONE

J

 

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        1939-45
  KNIGHT John Henry
Fus. 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment,), d 16/5/1944, age 20. Buried: Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Walter Seymour Knight and Edith Knight, of Wilburton, Cambridgeshire.
  PARTRIDGE Leslie Thomas
Pte. 5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, d 7/8/1943, age 24, commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Son of Henry and Henrietta Marion Partridge, of Wilburton, Cambridgeshire.
  VESSEY Cyril Benjamin Markwell
L/Aircraftman 182 Sqd., R.A.F.V.R., d 1/1/1945, age 23, buried: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of Benjamin and Minnie Vessey, of Wilburton, Cambridgeshire.
        Not on either memorial
  FOSDIKE

F C

Private 41756 Royal Defence Corps who died on Saturday, 11th January 1919. Age 47. Son of Frederick Charles Fosdike, of Wilburton, Isle of Ely, Cambs. Buried in GREENWICH CEMETERY, London. Grave I "C." B. 1216.

Last updated 20 July, 2010

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