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WISBECH 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
(World War 2 is on a separate page)
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown & David Prestidge; photographs copyright © Phil Curme 2000;
additional RFC/RNAS/RAF information David Manning; RNVR information courtesy of Jack Clegg; grave photographs Chris Harley

The memorial stands in the gardens in the Crescent, Wisbech just off Wisbech town centre. It takes the form of a Celctic Cross, on a plinth with a stepped base. A wall forms a semicircle around the cross. The names are on the plinth and the wall at the rear. There are 281 names for World War 1 and 169 for World War 2. The memorial was dedicated and unveiled by General Lord Horne of Stirkoke 24th July 1921; it was manufactured by Messrs W & A V Davis.

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The memorials is located in The Crescent, Wisbech
Photographs copyright © Phil Curme 2000

TO THE UNDYING MEMORY OF ALL WISBECH MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVER

ADAMSON

Lancelot

400733 Sapper, 431st Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 2-5-18, age 25. Son of Mr & Mrs E Adamson, of Wisbech. Husband of Maud Adamson, of 30 Recreation St, Long Easton, Derbyshire. Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

ADDISON

Alfred

9589 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26-9-14, age 17. Son of C H & E Addison, of the Borough Cemetery, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

ALBINS

Leonard Victor

60191 Pte, 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7-7-18, age 19, PoW. Son of Abraham and Mary Ann Albins, of 31 Lynn Rd, Wisbech. Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

ALCOCK

William Ernest Alcock

2278 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 4-5-15, age 26. Youngest son of late Arthur & Maria Alcock, Odom Street, Wisbech. Lived with aunts, Misses Coles, South Brink Place. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

ALLEN

Elijah Allen

16074 Pte, 15th Queen's Royal West Surrey Rgt, trans 57609, 97th Coy Labour Corps. 16-12-18, age 30. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Allen, of 26 Lynn Rd, Wisbech. Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.

ALLERTON

Reuben

20586 Pte, 1st Essex Regiment. Died at sea 13-8-15 sinking of the troopship Royal Edward in the Aegean Sea. Formerly 8860 Norfolk Regiment. Born Littleport, enlisted Norwich, resident Wisbech. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey.

AMBROSE

George

40053 Pte, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16-8-17. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

ANDREW

Harry

2672B Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Aboukir (armoured cruiser). Killed in action 22-9-14, North Sea, age 39. Son of Mr Robinson Andrew, of 7 & 15 Sheep Market, Spalding. Husband of Mrs S Andrew, of 4 West Street, Wisbech. Chatham Memorial, Kent.

ANDREWS

William Silk

135763 Gunner, B Battery, 70th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 12-5-17, age 26. Formerly West Walton. Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy les Mofflaines. Also listed West Walton.

AUBIN

Sidney

A/200552 Rifleman, Trench mortar battery, 12th King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 25-3-18. Roye New British Cemetery, France.

AUBIN

Thomas Stanley

A/200553 Rifleman, 12th King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 2-12-17, age 25. Son of Thomas Aubin, of 28 North Brink, Wisbech. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.

AUGER

Ernest

G/70166 Pte, 8th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 10-7-18, age 19. Lived 21 Elm Road, Wisbech. Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

AULT

Rowland

4281 Pte, 5th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15-4-16, age 18. Buried Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont St Eloi, Pas de Calais, France.

BAILEY

George Thomas Leigh

17508 L/Cpl, 12th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25-6-18, age 23. Son of Frederick Bailey, of 18 North End, Wisbech, and the late Sarah Bailey. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

BAMKIN

Arthur Blackburn

S/4802 Rfn, 13th Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 2-3-17, age 35. Son of Elizabeth Bamkin. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

BANNISTER

Leonard

35129 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-11-17. Favreuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

BARTON

Bertie F

22752 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9-9-16. Lived Chapel Street, Wisbech. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme.

BATES

William Robert

8936 Pte, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23-6-15. Lived Little Church Street, Wisbech. Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke, Belgium.

BATLEY

George

27914 Pte, 2/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 2-10-18. Formerly 110082 Army Service Corps. Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France.

BAXTER, MM

John

73071 Pte, 11th Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Rgt). Killed in action 17-10-17, age 26, Zillebeke. Awarded Military Medal for Easter Monday, 1917 (London Gazette 26-5-17). Formerly 18947 South Staffordshire Regiment. Son of John Robert & Catherine, of 3 Russell Street, Wisbech. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

BEAGLES

Fred Beagles

No information.

BEETON

John

84434 Pioneer, 300th E&M Coy, Royal Engineers. Died Baghdad 29-7-17. Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.

BENNETT

Fred Bennett

9243 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 20-8-16, age 23. Son of Mrs Bennett, Cambridge. Lived 4 Silver Street, Wisbech. Special Memorial B5, Bazentin-l-Petit Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

BENSLEY

Charles E

326530 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 15-5-17, age 25. Son of Ellen Knight, of Wisbech. Husband of R H Bensley. Lived 58 Albert Street, Wisbech. Essex Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Brother of Fred.

BENSLEY

Frederick

Gnr, Royal Garrison Artillery. Husband of Florence Bensley, 7 Clare's Passage, West St, Wisbech. Called up 19-8-16, posted to 29th (Works) Btn, Middlesex Rgt (a home service unit). Transferred Labour Corps 18-5-17. Posted to Royal Fusiliers 3-9-17. Posted to Royal Garrison Artillery 30-11-17. Discharged as unfit for war service 16-6-18. Died 26-7-18, buried Wisbech. Brother of Charles.

BERRIDGE

Percy Leonard

32361 L/Cpl, 1st East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 10-10-17. Listed Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

BEST

Robert

T/294686 Driver, 668th Coy, Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 29-11-17. Formerly 16985 Suffolk Regiment. Lived Clare's Passage, Wisbech. Nine Elms Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium.

BETTS

Percy W

L/9998 Pte, 6th Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 9-4-17. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

BLAND

Herbert G

3659 Pte, 1/6th Devonshire Regiment. 8-3-16, age 27. Son of George Bland, of 6 Norfolk St, Wisbech. Basra Memorial, Iraq.

BLOODWORTH

Walter H

326385 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17. Lived 31 North Brink, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

BLOY

Alfred Ernest

36534 Pte, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales) Killed in action 3-5-17, age 21. Born and enlisted Wisbech. Son of William Bloy, Crooked Bank, South Brink, Wisbech. Husband of Evelyn Maud Bloy. Formerly 4594, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Lived Park Street, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

BLYTHE

Ernest

Private 13270 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 16th September 1916. Born and enlisted Iver, Bucks. Commemorated on Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

BODGER

William Shepherd Bodger

325579 Sgt, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17, age 21. Son of Grace Shepherd Bodger and late Richard Bodger. Lived 21 High Street, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

BOOTH

Wilfred Eric

B/23104 L/Cpl, 9th Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 11-8-16, age 23. Son of John & Edith Booth, Nottingham. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

BORROS

Ernest

18856 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9-8-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

BOUGEN

Reuben

12247 L/Cpl, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 8-8-17, age 25. Son of James Bougen, of 13 Carpenters Arms Yard,Wisbech. Monchy British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

BOWLES

John R

25438 Pte, 5th Dorsetshire Regiment. 5-11-17, age 27. Husband of Grace Bowles, 122 Norwich Rd, Walsoken. Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

BRIGHT

Donovan Bright

Ji5876(po) Able Seaman HMS Ghurka. Drowned at sea (ship torpedoed) 8-2-17, age 21. Lived Jersey Villa, Bowthorpe Road, Wisbech. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants. Son of Mr & Mrs C Bright, Jersey Villa, Park Road, Wisbech; formerly of Eltisley Avenue, Cambridge. The family had moved to Wisbech around 1910. Bright was a former chorister at Queen's College, Cambridge, who enlisted in the Navy after leaving school in 1912.

BROCK

Walter

162705 Driver, 72nd Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died Mesopotamia 17-7-17. Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.

BROOKS

Herbert Cecil

G/11333 Pte, 11th Battalion (1st South Downs) Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 6th December 1917, age 32. Born and enlisted Wisbech. Son of George & Elizabeth Brooks, 55 Albert Street, Wisbech. White House Cemetery, Belgium.

BROWN

Frederick

230572 Sapper, 126th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 24-3-18. Born crica 1882, enlisted 1917 aged 35. Lived The New Inn, Wisbech. Husband of Mary Brown (nee Figg). Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, France. Plot I.; Row E. Grave 5.

BROWN, MM & Bar

John Robert

40635 L/Cpl, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds (home) 17-10-18, age 37. Awarded Military Medal and Bar. Husband of Alice Mary Brown, 45 Pleasant Row, Lynn Rd, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery.

BRUSE

Nigel Bruce

Lt, 46 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 19-9-18. Lived Harecroft Road, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

BRUSHETT

George H

9145 Pte, 1st Suffolk Rgt (D company). Killed in action 31-8-15. Husband of Rose Elizabeth Brushett. Lived 21 Ashworth Yard, Wisbech. Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium.

BURALL

William Henry

160863 Cpl, 17th H. A. G Signal Sub Section, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 8-8-18, age 25. Son of Henry Charles and E Louisa Burall, of Queen's Road, Wisbech. Maroeuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

BURGESS

G R Thomas

40371 Pte, Burgess, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. W & M 24-3-18, Died of wounds 22-5-18, age 32, Pow. Wife lived 1 Hampden Walk, Chase Street. Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany.

BURGIS

Edward

2nd Lt, 3rd Manchester Rgt, attached 18th Btn. Killed in action 16-10-17, age 32. Lived 58 Lynn Road, Wisbech. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

BURROS, MM

Ernest Revell

16839 Sgt, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28-3-18, age 25. Awarded Military Medal. Son of A & L Burrows, of Wisbech St Mary. Husband of A Burrows. Lived Bannisters Row, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

BURTON

Ernest Alfred

1502 Trooper, 1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action 5-12-15, Gallipoli. Son of William & Amy Burton, Peterborough. Worked Barclays Bank, Wisbech. Helles Memorial, Turkey.

BURTON

Isaac

3/9005 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-2-15, age 30. Son of Alice Maria Burton, of 2 Henry St, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

BUSHELL

Daniel

G/21193 Pte, 7th Royal Battalion Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1918, age 25. Formerly Cambridgeshire Regiment. Born and enlisted Wisbech. Son of James and Ann E Bushell, of 4 Chapel Rd, North Brink, Wisbech. Mailly Wood Cemetery, Somme, France.

BUTCHER

John William

18326 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8-5-15, age 35. Son of Mrs E Butcher, of 2 Ashworth Yard, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

CALLOW

George

No information.

CANHAM, MM

Jack Thomas

47184, Cpl, 11th Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Rgt). Wounded 23-10-18, Died of Wounds 31-10-18, age 35, Bangor. Husband of Elizabeth Canham, 7 Cannon Street. MM, London Gazette 12-12-17, for gallantry & devotion to duty when in the attack near Zillebeke, near Ypres, on 20-9-17. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

CARTER

George

202187 Pte, 11th Royal Scots. Died 11-4-20, age 30. Son of George and Mary Carter, of Stevenage, Herts. Husband of S A Carter, of 11 Sandyland, Wisbech. Hastings Cemetery, Sussex.

CARTER, MM

John Samuel Carter, MM

40241 Pte, 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died of wounds 18-4-17, age 28. Awarded Military Medal. Formerly 20737 Norfolk Regiment. Son of John Samuel Carter, of Bristol. Husband of Grace Amy Carter, of 64 Colville Rd, Wisbech. Duisans British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

CHAMBERS

Herbert Enderby

9076 Pte, 20th (3rd Public Schools) Btn Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 20-7-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

CHAPMAN

Frederick

2nd Lt, 1/23rd County of London Btn, The London Regiment. Killed in action 22-8-18, age 25. Son of John & Elizabeth Chapman, of Wisbech. Husband of Rose Mary Chapman. Lived 2 Barton Road, Wisbech. Bray Vale British Cemetery, Somme, France.

CHAPMAN

Harold Frederick

24388 Pte, 7th Suffolk Rgt (A company, machine gun section). Killed in action 21-8-16, age 22. Son of Mildred E Chapman, of Mount Pleasant, Wisbech. Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of Herbert, below.

CHAPMAN

Herbert Victor

40054 Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19-6-17, age 19. Formerly 28876 Suffolk Regiment. Son of Samuel & M E Chapman, of Mount Pleasant, Wisbech. Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany. Brother of above.

CHAPMAN

William

6859, A/Cpl, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12-10-16, age 29. Son of Frederick Chapman, of Overton's Court, Trafalgar Row, Wisbech. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

CHARLTON

Frank

Donkeyman, SS Amsterdam, Mercantile Marine. Drowned 18-10-17, submarine attack, age 45. Son of late James and Ellen Charlton. Husband of Edith Emily Charlton, of 7 Heugh Terrace, South Shields. Born at Wisbech. Tower Hill Memorial, London.

CHARLTON

James

17343 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8-5-15. Lived 3 Rogby Lane, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

CHESSEWRIGHT

Percy

60378 Pte, 1/7th Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 23-7-18, age 25. Formerly 158593 Army Service Corps. Son of Thomas Leary Cheesewright & Julia Cheesewright, of 64 West Street, Wisbech. Raperie British Cemetery, Aisne, France.

CHILTON

George

86961 Pte, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds (gas) 28-12-17, age 35. Husband of Alice Chilton, of 4 Chase St, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

CLARE

William Henry

1018 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-4-15, age 28. Husband of Ethel Selena Clare, of 4 Whitby Street, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

CLARK

William

2900 Pte, CCompany, 3/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died meningitis, Newmarket, 12-10-15, age 18. Son of Mr B & Mrs H Clarke, of 8 Park Street, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

CLARKE

Frederick

16568 Sgt, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12-10-16. Awarded Military Medal. Listed Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

CLARKE

Walter

18864 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23-6-18. Romieres Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

COLE

James

20473 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Rgt, A company. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 41. Husband of Susanna Maria Cole, 16 Whitby Street, Wisbech. Becourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

COLEMAN

William

453181 Pte, Labour Corps. Died home 12-7-18, age 32. Formerly 24663 Norfolk Regiment. Son of Mrs Martha J Clarke (formerly Coleman), of 20 Orange Grove, Wisbech. Born at Harwich. Forest Town (St Alban) Churchyard, Nottingham.

COLLETT

Charles Robert

55856 Pte, 1 4th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 2-9-18, age 31. Lived Monica Road, Wisbech. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

COLLIER

William

45794 Pte, 9th Essex Regiment. Killed in action 16-9-18. Formerly 9029 Suffolk Regiment. Born, resident and enlisted Wisbech.

COOK

George

2091 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Wounded 26-6-15, died fever 14-9-15, Birmingham, age 18. Son of George Cook, of 19 Leverington Road, Wisbech. Leverington Road Cemetery,Wisbech, Cambs.

COOPER

Frederick

2007 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 29-8-16. Lived 5 Burgess Square, Sandyland, Wisbech. Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil, Somme, France.

COULSON

Henry Edward

Died 21-7-17 at Fresham Hall Military Hospital, Farnham, Surrey. Aged 19. Born 1898. Son of Herbert and Elizabeth Coulson of 23 Marsh Walk (now Park Road). Buried in Farnham Cemetery, Surrey. Death Registration = Volume 2A, Page 176. His uniform is that of the Artillery. There is Henry Coulson, 15288 Gnr, Royal Field Artillery on the WW1 Medal lists who was killed in action.

COUSINS

William

3738 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13-5-16. 32 Russell St, Walsoken. Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France.

CREIGHTON

Edward William Bernard

2044 Pte, BCompany, 1/5th Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea 3-12-15. Son of Edward & Mary Creighton, King's Lynn. Netley Military Cemetery, Hants.

 

CROOKHAM

Hugh Anthony Rupert

Lt., 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., d 3/8/1915, age 22, buried: Le Treport Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of Rev. W. T. R. Crookham, C.B.E., T.D., (formerly vicar of Haddenham), and Beatrice Crookham, of The Vicarage, Wisbech. Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge, B.A. 1915. Born 30/4/1893, educated Felsted School, Essex. Scholarship to Jesus College, Cambridge in 1912. Commissioned 1914 in 2/1st Cambs. Regiment. BA in 1915. To BCompany, 1/1st Cambs. on 19/6/1915, severely wounded by rifle grenade 3/7/1915 causing a wound to the skull. Died from an attack of menigitis. [See Also Haddenham]
CURSTON

Lancelot Stanton

53202 Pte, 10th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3-9-18, age 19. Son of Walter & Ada Curston, Speedwell Farm, South Brink, Waldersea, Elm. Lebucuiere Communal Cemetery, France.

DAISLEY

Stephen

84232 L/Cpl, 101st Field Coy attached 3rd Reinforcement Coy, Royal Engineers. Died pneumonia, 13-8-17, age 26. Husband of Ivy. Lived Victoria Road, Wisbech. Cerisy-Gailly Cemetery, Somme, France.

DANN

Stanley Charles

1882 Trooper, 1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action Gallipoli 4-12-15, age 17. Helles Memorial, Turkey.

DASPHER

Frederick

33498 Sapper, 5th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 30-9-15, age 29. Son of Richard Bailey Daspher & Sarah Ann Daspher, of 5 Station Rd, Wisbech. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

DAVEY

Gordon Winsland

Fourth Mate, SS Alnwick Castle, Mercantile Marine. Drowned 19-3-17, submarine attack, age 21. Son of Henry and Ellen Elizabeth Davey, of 36 Nene Parade, Wisbech. Born West Hackney. Tower Hill Memorial, London.

DAWSON

Gilbert Francis

2526 Pte, 1/6th Royal Warwickshire Rgt (B company). Killed in action 3-5-15, age 20. Son of Frank and E Dawson, 25 Ramnoth Rd, Wisbech. Berks Cemetery Extension, Belgium.

DAWSON

Harold

No information.

DEIGHTON

George

19619 Pte, 10th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 24-3-17. Roclincourt Valley Cemetery.

DENNIS

John Neville Dennis

Lt, 11th North Staffordshire Rgt, attached 41st coy Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 15-10-17, age 22. Awarded Military Cross at Delville Wood. Son of John Herbert and Florence Amy Dennis, of 6 Monica Road, Wisbech. Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France.

DESMOND

Roland Desmond

Pte 302424, 1st Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Lived Wade's Passage, Wisbech. Died of wounds near Ypres 16-3-16. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. B.11. Grave XXVII. EE. 18A.
DRAGE

Frederick Drage

L/10516 Pte, 2nd Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 21-10-14. Son of Eliza Drage, of 11 Cannon St, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

DREW

John Drew

59337 Pte, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-10-18. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.

DUFF

Joseph Lenton Duff

7677 CSM, 7th North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-1-17, age 32. Son of John and Lucy Duff. Born Wisbech. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

DUFFIELD

Arthur Duffield

26391 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died Salonika 28-9-18, age 25. Son of Charles & Annie Duffield, of 29 Colville Road, Wisbech. Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece.

DUNN

Charles Harold

PS/11314 Pte, 17th (Empire) Btn Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 13-11-16. Lived Queen Street, Wisbech. Redan Ridge Cemetery No 2, Somme, France.

ELVIN

Arthur Elvin

1698 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22-3-18. Listed Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

EVANS

William

14363 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 11-6-15, Norwich. Lived Wellington Terrace. Wisbech Borough Cemetery. Used alias Knights.

ELY

Arthur Edward

9286 Pte, 7th Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 6-2-17, age 27. Son of Frederick and Margaret Ely, of 8 St Peter's Road, Wisbech. Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

FENDLEY

John

1152 Pte, Army Cyclist Corps (5th Division). Died influenza and pneumonia 14-11-18, age 37. Lived 3 Cunnington Square, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery. Brother of below.

FENDLEY

John Robert

284849 (RFR/CH/B/5634), Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS Aboukir. Died at sea 22-9-14. Brother of Mrs S E Gowler, 3 Sluice Passage, Wisbech. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Brother of above.

FIDDY

Ernest Fiddy

3/9494 Pte, 8th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19-7-16, age 36. Son of Mrs Fiddy, 20 Wilberforce Rd. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

FINCHAM

John Robert

17021 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 10-10-17, age 31. Lived 22 Orange Grove, Wisbech. Dozingham Milltary Cemetery, Westvleteren, Belgium. plot 12, Row J, Grave 17

FISHER

Arthur

6621 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-8-14, Le Cateau. Lived Roman Bank, Leverington. La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.

FLEMMING

William

17838 L/Cpl, 14th Welsh Rgt, 10-7-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

FLINT

Frank

13305 Rifleman, 17th (British Empire League) King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 21-3-18. Lived Hill Street, Wisbech. Formerly 5/34244 Army Service Corps. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

FLUNDER

Arthur

16708 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16. Lived 17 Carpenters Arms Yard, Wisbech. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

FROST

William Francis

171462 Pte, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Killed in action 14/15-9-16. To Canada with parents in 1913. Vimy Memorial, France.

FULLER

Alfred

235169 Pte, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. 21-7-18. Son of Mr A Fuller, of North Brink, Wisbech. St Amand British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

 GARDINER

Eric Frederick

2312 Pte, Honourable Artillery Company. Died of wounds 20-4-15, age 23. Son of F J Gardiner & Amelia Gardiner, of Trevordale, Wisbech. His father was proprietor and editor of the Wisbech Advertiser. Eric's diary, kept from when he was called up in 1914 until his death in 1915, is now in the Wisbech Museum. Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, Belgium.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 1, Page148, Private Ernest Frederic ( Eric ) GARDINER, number 2312, Honourable Artillery Company. Younger son of Frederic John Gardiner, J.P. county Cambridgeshire, proprietor and editor Isle of Ely and Wisbech Advertiser, by his wife Amelia, daughter of Frederick Charles Southwell of Selbourne House, Wisbech. Born Wisbech 22-4-1892, educated Barton school Wisbeh and Mill Hills school, London.

Joined the H.A.C after the outbreak of war in september 1914, proceeded to the front at the end of January 1915 and was killed in action in the trenches at St Eloi, Belgium 20-4-15. He was buried in the grounds of Chateau D' Elzenwalle near Ypres on his 23rd birthday.

GARNER

John Edward

12111 Cpl, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5-4-18. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

GEEE

William

33724 Pte, 1st Border Regiment. Died of wounds 31-1-17, age 27. Husband of Mrs S E Gee. Lived 4 School Lane, Wisbech. Grove Town Cemetery, Somme, France.

GEORGE

Ernest Frederick

51, Pte, 8th Btn Canadians (90th Winnipeg Rifles). Died 26-4-15 PoW Roulers, Belgium. Captured when gassed at St Julien 23-4-15. Son of Mrs George, Ringers Lane, Leverington. Born Wisbech. Roeselare Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 1 , Page 150 - GEORGE, Ernest Frederick, Corporal , number 51, A Company, 8th Battalion (90th Winnipeg Rifles), 2nd Brigade, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Eldest son of Arthur Atherton George of Leverington, near Wisbech, by his wife Sarah, sister of Captain Thomas Elson-Ivey, 1st Oxfordshire and Buckingham L.I. (taken prisoner at Kut)and dau of Samuel Ivey, of Bristol. Born Leverington co. Cambridge23-9-1889, educated church school, wisbech. Was employed for five years with Messrs Dawbarn & Sons, Wisbech, went to Winnipeg, Canada in April 1912, and worked on the Canadian Pacific Railroad, volunteered on the outbreak of war and joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Came over with the first contingent in nov 1914, trained at Valcartier camp, Quebec and Salisbury, went to France 18-2-1915 and was reported missing after the heavy fighting at Ypres 22 to 24-4-1915.

On this occasion the 8th Battalion , commanded by Lieut-Col Lispett held the extreme left of the brigade position at the most critical moment. The Battalion was expelled from the trenches early on friday morning (23rd April) by an emission of poisonous gas, but recovering in three quaters of an hour, it counter-attacked, re took the trenches it had abandoned, and bayoneted the enemy; and after the third brigade had been forced to retire, Lieut-Col Lispett held his position , though his left was in the air, until two British Regiments filled the gap on saturday night.

It would seem George was wounded and taken prisoner, for according to a postcard received from Corporal W.S. Poser of the same battalion (himself a prisoner) George died of wounds or gas poisoning, in the red cross hospital at Roulers, 26-4-1915.

He was unmarried, his younger brother private John Robert George, served with th first Northamptonshire Regiment in France aug 1914 to march 1915 and is now (1916) with the third battalion in Gillingham.

See also Leverington.

GILL

Walter

4802 Pte, CCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-10-16, age 39. Lived Tinkers Drove, Wisbech. Son of late James and Mary Gill. Youngest brother in firm Gill Bros, of Tinkers Drove, Wisbech. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

GLEW

William Nevil

G/8399 Pte, 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 11th October 1918, age 33. Born Peterborough, enlisted Lambeth, Surrey. Son of R & M E Glew, of 27 North End, Wisbech. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

GOODE

Wilfred Samuel

16269 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Btn Suffolk Rgt. Enlisted 9-11-14 at Wisbech, age 21. Discharged 7-7-15, no longer fit for service. Son of Margaret Goode, 25 Park Rd, Wisbech. Printer, employed by Balding & Mansell, Wisbech. Date of death unknown.

GOODE

William Henry

16732 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 5-4-18, age 22. Lived West Street, Wisbech. Pozieres Memorial,Somme, France.

GOODWIN

John Harry

G/14957 Pte, 12th Battalion (2nd South Downs) Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1917, age 36. Lived Old Bell, Nene Quay, Wisbech. Born Manchester, enlisted Wisbech. Formerly Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

GOTOLEE

Fred

L/Cpl, 28th County of London Btn, The London Rgt, (Artists Rifles). 10-10-18. Lived Market Place. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

GREAVES

Frank

Private Frank GreavesS/18742 Pte, 10th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Died of wounds 14-10-17, age 38. Husband of Ada Greaves, of 9 Barton Rd, Wisbech. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

GRIGGS

Alma

Z4469(C) AB, RNVR, HMS Laburnum. Accidentally drowned 9-12-16. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. LZ/4469; No RND service. Husband of Alice Griggs, of The Elms, Shepperton, Middx. A Carpenter. Born 29/3/1891.

GRIGGS

Harry

26028 Pte, 9th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 3-9-16. Formerly 20109 Bedfordshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

GROOM

George Albert

251220 Pte, 3rd (City of London) Btn, London Rgt (Royal Fusiliers). Died of wounds 10-4-17, age 25. Son of John and Annie Groom, of 3 Nene Parade, Wisbech. Formerly 129 7th Middlesex. Living Tottenham. Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

HAINES

Thomas

326327 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. (Trench Mortar Battery). Died of wounds 26-9-18, age 27. Son of W Haines and Mrs A Haines, of 1 Canal Street, Wisbech. Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

HALL

Arthur

Although he is listed on the memorial as he was reported missing in action, he was later found. He was separated from his unit for several days before they found him.

HALL

George William

29148 Pte, 1/6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 18-8-17, age 24. Formerly 43983 Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Mr & Mrs J Hall, of Coldham. Husband of Sarah Ann Hall. Also Coldham. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

HALL

Stanley Lewis

119685 Pte, 21st btn Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 23-8-18, age 19. Formerly 36000 East Surrey Regiment. Son of Mrs J W Hall, of 20 Lynn Rd, Wisbech, and the late Mr J W Hall. Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

HALL

Herbert

35416 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3-9-18, age 27. Husband of Emma Louisa Hall, of 8 East Street. Bac- de-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France.

HALLIDAY

William

Able Seaman, SS Humbe, Mercantile Marine. Drowned 25-1-18, age 27, submarine attack. Son of the late Stephen Thomas and Mary Ann Halliday. Husband of Louisa Mary Halliday, of 6 North Terrace, Wisbech. Born at Whitstable, Kent. Tower Hill Memorial, London.

HARE

John Alfred

2nd Lt, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in plane crash, Catterick, 1-3-17. Lived Colville Road, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs. Killed in flying accident while training as pilot at 6 (Reserve) Aqn., Catterick, flying a Vickers FB.9. The Other occupant of the aircarft was Lt. W.E. Birch who was injured.

HARROD

John W

Ply/1260(S), Pte, 2nd Royal Marine Btn, RMLI, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 28-4-17, age 27. Son of J W & Mary Ann Harrod, of 16 Trafalgar Rd, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

HARROLD

Charles

24166 Pte, 1st Wiltshire Rgt 5-9-16. Etaples Mil Cemetery.

HASLAM

George

2803 Pte, 9th East Surrey Regiment. Died 23-6-18. Berlin south-western cemetery, Germany.

HATTON

James

327865 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7-4-18 PoW. (captured 22-3-18), age 32. Husband of Harriet Hatton, of 29 Sandyland, Wisbech. Brie British Cemetery, Somme, France.

HERCOCK

Sidney Wiles Wooll

PS/9833 Pte, 8th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 3-5-17, age 30. Husband of C J Hercock, 8 Elm Road, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

HEWIIT

Ronald Sydney Charles

13902 Pte, 1st Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Rgt ). Died of wounds 16-3-15, age 19. Lodged at 12 Canal Street and worked Friday Bridge. Son of Thomas & Jane Hewitt, 209 Clarendon Rd, Notting Hill. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

HICKS

Ernest R

3/10524 Pte, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 20-5-15, age 40. Lived 4 Artillery Street, Wisbech. Blauwepoort Farm cemetery.

HILL

Charles Willie

41095, Pte, 2nd? Essex Regiment. Died 2-10-19, age 43. Husband of Ellen Hill, of Wisbech. Buried Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

HINSON

Harry

R4/095077 Pte, Army Service Corps (D Squadron Remount Depot, Romsey). Drowned 12-4-15, Romsey. Lived 40 Albert Street, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery.

HOLMAN

John William

G/51341 Pte, 17th (Empire) Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 28-4-17, age 40. Formerly 3176 Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mr & Mrs John Holman, 34 Lynn Rd, Wisbech. Husband of Mabel May Holman. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

HOPKIN(S)

Charles William Fisher

23519 Pte, 11th Notts & Derby Rgt (Sherwood Foresters). Killed in action 5-10-18, age 27, at Guisancourt Farm. Guizancourt Farm Cemetery, Gouy, Aisne, France.

HORRY

Robert John

R1707 Able Seaman, Anson Btn, Royal Naval Division, RNVR. Killed in action 10-11-18, age 28. Only son of John Thurbon Horry and Ruth Horry. Husband of Mabel Beatrice Horry, 2 Bowthorpe Road, Wisbech. Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Belgium. Joined Anson Bn. BEF 5/1/18 Husband of Mabel Beatrice Horry, of 86 Norwich Rd, Walsoken, Nr. Wisbech. Born 18/11/1889.

HOWARD

John Howard

20220 Pte John Howard, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-7-16, age 36. Son of Mr John Howard, of 4 Russell St, Wisbech. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

HOWARD

Leonard

M2/222498 Pte, 363rd Mechanical Transport Coy, attached V Corps (Heavy Artillery), Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 27-9-18. Frevillers British Cemetery, France.

HUNTER

Frederick

L/Cpl 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died tuberculosis 13-7-17, Leicester (Pow 18-2-15 at Ypres, repatriated after two years). Lived North Brink Wisbech. Parents lived 144 Wellington Street, Leicester. Buried South Creake. Brother of Hubert, below.

HUNTER

Hubert

8806 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3-7-16. Lived North Brink, Wisbech. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of Frederick, above.

HURST

Arthur

225236 Pte, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 19-9-18, age 25. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.

HUTCHESSON

Frederick

9154 Pte, 1st Suffolk Rgt (C company). Killed in action 15-2-16, age 19. Son of H S Hutchesson, 9 Canal Street, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

JAMES

Horace George

97942 Pte, 2nd Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Rgt). Killed in action 18-5-18, age 19, Kemmel. Son of Mrs E A James, of Broad Drove, South Brink, Wisbech. Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium.

JOHNSON

Frederick

18285 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3-7-16, age 29. Lived 81 Ryan Street, Wisbech. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JOHNSON

David

9264 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 10-10-17. Son of R Johnson, of 5 Prospect Place, Wisbech. Brother of Percy, below. Duisans British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. See also Wisbech Grammar School

JOHNSON

Percy

326638 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-10-16, age 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Robert Johnson, 5 Prospect Place, Wisbech. Formerly 17145 Suffolk Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of David, above.

JOHNSON

[James] Walter

Pnr 130037, James Walter Johnson, 5th Btn Special Bde, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 7-8-16. Husband of Mrs N E Johnson, 5 Golding St, Wisbech. Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

JORDAN

John

9124 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 14-1-15. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

JUDE

Charles Henry

2156 Pte, 17th Btn Australian Imperial Force. Killed in action 26-8-16, age 24. Son of Mr Samuel & Sarah Jude, South Brink, Wisbech. Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of Sam, below.

JUDE

Samuel

2866 Pte, 3rd Btn Australian Imperial Force. Wounded 14-5-16, died of wounds 20-7-16, Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, age 29. Son of Samuel Jude, South Brink, Wisbech. Enlisted Old Guildford, New South Wales. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs. Brother of Charles, above.

KING

George

20585 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26-8-17. Thiepval Memorial, France.

KITCHEN

Percy

2092 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18-5-15, Manchester (wounded 5-5-15), age 19. Lived 25 Leverington Road, Wisbech. Leverington Road Cemetery, Wisbech, Cambs.

KNOWLES

Stanley

50071 Pte, 1st Suffolk Rgt, 16-11-19, age 23. Son of Mrs J Knowles, of 41 Victoria Rd, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Wisbech.

LAMBERT

Horace Edward

36585 Pte, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales). Killed in action 28-9-1916, age 24. Born Gooderstone, Norfolk, enlisted Wisbech, resident of Walsoken. Formerly 4308, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

LAMBERT

Sidney Theophilus

326331 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29-8-18, age 21. Son of Ambrose Victor & Anna Sarah Lambert, of 1 Victoria Place, Wisbech. Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Photograph Copyright © Lyn Johnson 2011

LANGFORD

Hugh

2242 Sgt, CCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 29-8-16, age 24. Son of Mrs J Langford, 10 Bedford Square, Sandyland, Wisbech, & Guyhirn. Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, France. Also listed Guyhirn.

LAWRENCE

Fred

possibly 15975 Pte, 6th Lincolnshire Regiment. 17-9-16. Living Holbeach St Mark's. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

LEAK

Ernest

495446 Rifleman, 13th London Rgt (Kensington Rifles). Died 16-2-198, age 22. Wisbech Borough Cemetery.

LENTON

John

40140 L/Cpl 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-10-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

LEWIN

William

40163 Pte, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 27-5-18. Lived Old Market, Wisbech. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3, Belgium.

LINCOLN

Alfred

8735 Sgt, 2nd Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died of wounds 14-5-17. Caudry British Cemetery, Nord, France.

LOOSE

Alfred

65581 Pte, 24th Btn Canadians (Victoria Rifles of Canada). Killed in action 28-8-18 (vicinity of Cherisy), age 25. Son of Mr and Mrs Fred Loose, The Grange, North Brink, Wisbech. Quebec Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

LUCAS

Horace

No information.

MALKIN

Robert

326342 Pte, DCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17, age 24. Only son of G & Emma Malkin, 5 West St, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

MANN

John

6873 Pte, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 24-8-14. Second husband of Mrs J Mann, 5 Milner Road, Wisbech. La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.

MANNING

Frank

8239 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds (lock jaw) 9-9-14. Lived 5 Robbin's Row, The Horsefair, Wisbech. La Ferte-sous-Jarre Memorial, France.

MARSHALL

Harry

K/27048, Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy, HMS Recruit. Killed by mine explosion in North Sea, 9-8-17. Lived Dun Cow, Wisbech. Son of J Loveday (formerly Marshall), 50 Victoria Rd, Wisbech, and the late Henry Marshall. Chatham Memorial, Kent.

MASON

John Robert William

16250 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-6-17. Lived Blakes Passage, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

MATTLESS

Harry

6650 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-8-14. Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

MAXEY

Charles Pulley

A/36301 Pte, 4th Btn (Central Ontario) Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 7-5-16 (trenches at Hill 60, Zillebeke), age 30. Son of Lydia Mary Maxey, of 9 Henry Street, Wisbech, & the late John Thomas Maxey. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1 , Part 2, Page 222, Private Charles Pulley MAXEY, number A36301, 51st battalion ( Alberta Fusiliers ) Canadian Expeditionary Force. 3rd son of the late John Thomas Maxey of High St , Wisbech, Chemist, by his wife Lydia Mary daughter of William Davis of Dieppe. Born Wisbech 30-5-1884, educated Wisbech grammer school, went to Canada in 1905 and in 1912 took up a post with the Northern Construction Co, railroad builders.

Volunteered for Imperial service and joined the C.E.F in February 1915, came over with the Canadian contingent in the spring of 1916, trained at Shorncliffe, served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from August 1916 when being one of the crack shots of his battalion he was selected for sniping duty and was killed in action near Ypres 7-5-16 while on duty as a sniper.Buried in Maple Leaf cemetery, Zillebeke Lake.

His Officer scribed him as " One of our best men, always obedient and willing, and on the job when wanted ".

MEYNELL

Herbert Sidney

1581 Cpl, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Wounded 6-5-15. Died of wounds 16-5-15, No 2 General Hospital, Le Harve, aged 18. Lived with his grandmother in Tydd. Son of Mrs Annie Buckingham, 12 World's End, Wisbech. Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Harve, France.

MITCHAM

John

24044 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-8-17. Hargicourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

MOOR

William Thomas

42292 Pte, 8th North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4-11-18, age 21. Formerly 34833 Norfolk Regiment. Son of Arthur & Sarah Ann Moor, of 40 Victoria Rd, Wisbech. Wargnies-Le-Grand Churchyard, Nord, France.

MORTON

Frank Horace

6640 L/Cpl, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. 3rd. Division. Killed in action 8-4-15, also listed as killed in action on the Marne, 26th.August 1914. Regular soldier. Commemorated on the Ferte sous jouarre Memorial MR.15. (The date of death differs - probably posted missing and announced later on date given)

NEWBY

Frederick Charles

TR9/44975 Pte, 53rd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died home pneumonia, 14-1-18, age 18. Son of George David & Emma Newby, of 17 Osborne Rd, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

NEWMAN

Stanley

G/39456 Pte, 7th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 10-8-17. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

NEWTON

Herbert

337863 Leading Aircraftman, Aircraft Depot (Egypt), Royal Air Force, 7-10-20, age 31. Son of Sarah Newton, of 20 Elm Rd, Wisbech, and the late John Newton. Alexandria (Chatby) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

NORMAN

Frederick

J/22908, Signaller, HMS Formidable. Died when battleship sunk by U24 in English Channel, 14-1-15, age 17. Lived Elm Road, Wisbech. March Cemetery, Station Road, March.

NUNN

William Charles

27213 Pte, 7th Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 6-12-16, age 33. Lived Ashworth Yard, Wisbech. Etaples Military Cemetery.

OGDEN

Laurence

16273 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 17-2-17, age 24. Known as Laurie. Son of James & Adeline Ogden. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of William Walter Ogden.

OGDEN

Walter

No further information currently. [Not to be confused with William Walter Ogden who is listed as Walter on CWGC and SDGW].

OGDEN

William Walter

Private 6626, 2nd Batt., The Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Killed in action near Ypres 8th January 1915, aged 32. Son of James & Adeline Ogden. Born in Leeds, Yorkshire and enlisted in Wisbech. Brother of Laurence above. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR 29
OGLE

Bertie Edward

471888, Rifleman, 12th (County of London) Btn, The London Rgt (The Rangers). Killed in action 15-4-18, age 23. Son of Mr & Mrs G E Ogle, of 4 Lynn Rd, Wisbech. Husband of Mrs M Ogle. Living Holloway, London. Glisy Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Brother of laude.

OGLE

Claude

235204 Pte, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. Wounded 3-10-17, Died of wounds 4-10-17, age 20. Formerly 4224 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of Mr & Mrs G E Ogle, of 4 Lynn Rd, Wisbech. Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France. Brother of Bert.

OLDROYD

George William

24647 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6-12-16, age 20. Son of G W & M A Oldroyd, of Crooked Bank, South Brink, Wisbech. Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

OSBORN(E)

Sidney Frier

33683 L/Sgt, 1st Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-4-18. Formerly 2663 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Lived Wellington Terrace, Wisbech. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

OWEN

Arthur

325572 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-3-18. Lived 22 Prospect Place, Wisbech. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

PACK

Alfred Edward

67322 Pte, 1st (City of London) Btn, London Rgt (Royal Fusiliers). Died Pow 16-3-18, age 29. Formerly 87461 24th Training Reserve Btn. Son of William and Emma Pack. Husband of Mabel Harriet Pack. Lived Silver Street, Wisbech. Hamburg Cemetery, Germany.

PACK

Harry/Horace

40575 Pte, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17, age 31. Listed Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

PALMER

George Neville

25377 L/Cpl 1/6th Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds home of phthisis 19-3-19, age 19. Son of Benjamin and Eliza Ann Palmer, of 12a Milner Rd, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

PARKER

Leonard

410375 Pte, 38th Btn (Eastern Ontario Rgt) Canadians. Killed in action 1-11-16, age 27. Only son of Mrs E F Parker & late Mr J T Parker, 101 Norfolk Street. Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France.

PARMENTER

Gilbert Edwin

204533 Pte, 5th (Reserve) East Surrey Regiment. Died home pneumonia 24-6-18, age 22. Son of John Robert and Louisa Pa rmenter, of 13 Golding St, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

PARREN

Leslie Southwell

320066 Cpl, 12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Btn, Norfolk Regiment. Drowned at sea (HT Aragon) 30-12-17, age 23. Son of John Robert and Rose Ellen Parren, of Lindon House, South Brink, Wisbech. Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt.

PAYNE

John

325700 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 24-5-21, age 33. Wounded 14-10-16, discharged 21-9-17. Husband of Florence May Payne, of Toll House, Rings End. Postman in Rings End. Parents lived March. Guyhirn Old Churchyard, Cambs.

PEED

Jack

205177 Pte, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 27-3-18. Lived George Street, Wisbech. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

PERRYMAN

John

16373 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20-7-16, age 31. Son of the late John Perryman. Husband of Florence Perryman, of 21 Napier Terrace, Walsoken. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

PETTS

Arthur Henry

12478 L/Cpl, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3-7-16 age 40. Husband of Mary Ann Petts, of 8 Magazine Lane, Wisbech. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

PHILLIPS

William

11225 Sgt, 1st Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Rgt). Killed in action 5-7-16, age 25, La Boisselle. Son of Annie Phillips, of 53 West Street, Wisbech, and the late Thomas Phillips, of Lintaone Grove, West Kensington. Husband of Ida Gertrude Phillips. Employed Balding & Mansell. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

PHOENIX

Ernest

25403 Pte, 9th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 25-8-18, age 19. Son of Joseph Phoenix, of 31 Agenoria St, Wisbech. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.

PIGGINS

George Edward

1402 Sgt, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-10-16, age 22. Son of George Edward & Suie Piggins, of 27 Cordon Street, Wisbech. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

PIGGINS

Sidney J

109526 Air Mechanic 2nd Class, 5th Wing, Royal Air Force. Died Egypt 14-10-18, age 19. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

PITTS

John Anthony

607491 Pte, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 26-9-18, age 43. Formerly 19709 Suffolk Regiment. Son of George and Elizabeth Pitts, of Wisbech. Husband of Mrs A Pitts, of 8 Whitby St, Wisbech. Buried Brie British Cemetery, Somme, France.

PLEASANTS

Arthur William

326306 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27-4-18, age 39. Husband of Lucy Pleasants, 3 Oil Mill Lane, Wisbech. Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium.

PLESENCE

Alfred

27890 Pte, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4-4-17, age 38. Son of Harry and Mary Ann Plesence, of 4 Leverington Rd, Wisbech. Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.

PLUCK

John Seth

18402 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3-10-15, age 36. Son of the late Mr H Pluck. Husband of Amy Louisa Pluck, of 232 Elm Rd, Wisbech. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

POLLINGTON

Herbert James

39458 Pte, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-5-17. Son of the late John & Rebecca Pollington. Arras Memorial, France. (also Upwell).

PRINCE

George

No information.

PYE

Herbert

235615 Pte, 8th Leicestershire Regiment. Died France 10-10-18. Formerly 4175 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of Mr W Pye, of 25 Bedford Square, Wisbech. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

RAND

Henry William

178764 Gunner, A Bty, 13th Fire Command, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died home 7-11-18, age 32. Husband of V C Rand, of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Born at Wisbech. Clacton Cemetery, Essex.

RANGER

Herbert

74404 Sapper, SX Cable Section, Royal Engineers, attached HQ Signal Company, ANZAC. Formerly Cambs Regiment. Killed in action 4-9-15, Gallipoli, age 24. Helles Memorial, Turkey.

RAWLING

Hubert

9284 Pte, 9th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 7-10-16. Lived Park Street, Wisbech. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

RAWLINGS

John William

3/9369 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-6-15, age 37. Son of Mrs Susan Rawlings, of Wisbech. Husband of Rose Louisa Rawlings, of 5 Beagles Yard, Canal Side, Wisbech. Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery, Belgium.

REEVE

Arthur

39453 Pte, 1st East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 23-10-18. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

REEVE

Charles Robert

326334 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17, age 31. Son of William Reeve, 26 Carpenter's Arms Yard, Wisbech. Lived Redmoor Lane, Elm. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

ROBERTSON

Sidney

No information.

RODEN/REDIN

William

17699 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26-9-17. Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Belgium.

ROOFE

Matthew

3591 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16-5-16, age 28. Carpenters Arms Yard, Wisbech. Bethune Town Cemetery, France.

ROPER

Albert

possibly Arthur Roper 2405 Pte, BCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Wounded 1-6-15, Died of wounds 2-6-15. Son of William & Susannah Roper, Chapel Lane, Elm, Cambs. Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard, France.

ROUGHTON

George William

15892 Pte, 9th Suffolk Regiment. Killed accident 10-10-16, age 21. Lived Ashworth's Yard. Serre Road No 2 Cemetery, Somme, France.

ROWE

Walter

3601 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Rgt (9 platoon, C company). Killed in action 7-8-16. Lived 9 Cannon Street, Wisbech. Le Touret Military Cemetery, France.

RUDD

Percy

3/8981 Pte, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24-4-15. Youngest son of Mrs J Mann (formerly Rudd), 5 Milner Road, Wisbech. Step-son of late Pte John Mann. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

RUSSELL

John

26395 Pte, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9-4-17. Lived Lots Bridge. Arras Memorial, France.

RUTHERFORD (RUTTERFORD)

Jabez William

20012 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 20-11-17. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.

SALMON

George Daniel

2759 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23-3-15, wounded 15-3-15, age 19. Son of Henry & Louisa Salmon, of 7 World's End, Wisbech. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

SAUNDERS

Herbert

650 L/Cpl, 1st Rifle Brigade (C company). Killed in action 18-5-18. Lived Norfolk Street, Wisbech. Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges, Pas de Calais, France.

SCOTT

Charles

Pte, 25th Distribution Btn, Royal Army Pay Corps. 22-2-19. Buried Wisbech.

SEBAR

Charles

3340 Pte, No 2 Supernumerary Company, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died home (bronchitis) 1-4-15, age 50. Son of Charles and Emma Sebar, of Wisbech. Husband of Phoebe Sebar, of 2 Albany Terrace, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

SEELEY

Herbert

26954 Pte, 2nd Norfolk Regiment. Died 24-7-17, Mesopotamia. Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.

SHAW

Henry

18784 L/Cpl, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 7-5-17, age 23. Son of Sarah Shaw, of 4 Lindum Cottages, Leverington, and late John Shaw. Lived 16 Golding Street, Wisbech. Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Brother of John, below.

SHAW

John

7764 Cpl, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19-7-16, age 24. Son of Sarah Shaw, of 4 Lindum Cottages, Leverington, & late John Shaw. Lived 16 Golding Street, Wisbech. Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Brother of Henry, above.

SMITH

Arthur

23577 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. 12th.Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 12-10-16. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

SMITH

Harry

326343 Pte (sniper), 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-3-18, age 24. Son of John and Louisa Smith, of 50 Norfolk St, Wisbech. Lived 20 River Terrace, Wisbech. Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Ste Radegonde, Somme, France.

SMITH

John William

23142 Pte, 7th Border Regiment. Died PoW Langensolza 5-7-17 (PoW Monchy 23-4-17), age 31. Wife Mrs T E Smith lived Trafalgar Row, Wisbech. Son of John & Sarah Smith, Walsoken. Niederwehren Cemetery, Belgium.

SOUTH

Samuel George

2008 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died pneumonia 16-4-15, age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs George South, of 1 Prospect Place, Wisbech. Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles, Yvelines, France.

SPEECHLEY

Harry

1975 Pte, 6th Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25-7-17. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium.

SPENCER

William Hugh Pear

68738 Gnr, 186th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. 10-11-17, age 28. Only son of the late William Harrison Spencer. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

SQUIRREL

Walter

200722 Pte, 1/4th Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine, 3-11-17. Born Brentwood, Essex, resident of Loughton, Essex. Son of William Squirrel, 42 Albert Street, Wisbech. Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. The information about his father came from the Wisbech Standard.

STAGLES

Arthur

SD/5612 Pte, 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 4th September 1916, age 26. Born Stanningley, Yorkshire, enlisted Wisbech. Son of Harry & Hannah Stages, of Wisbech. Husband of Florence May Stagles. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France.

STAINES

Charles

202278 L/Cpl, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26-9-17. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

STANFORD

Charles Henry

3/9084 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22-1-15, age 35. Son of Robert & Julia Stanford. Husband of Louisa Stanford, of 3 Middle Lane, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

STANFORD

Henry Thomas

2204 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Rgt (10 platoon, C company). Killed in action 20-4-15, age 30. Son of Mr & Mrs John Stanford, of 18 West Parade, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

STANFORD

Percy Edwin

51366 Pte, 1/7th King's Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action 20-9-17, age 25. Formerly 19068 Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mr & Mrs J Stanford, 18 West Parade, Wisbech. New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Brother of Henry and Percy, above.

TAYLOR

George Edmund

10192 Pte, 6th Royal Irish Regiment. Died of wounds 27-11-16, age 17. Formerly 115215 Royal Garrison Artillery. Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

THOMAS

A George

5699 Sgt, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30-3-16. Lived Ramnoth Road, Wisbech. Voormezeele Enclosures No 1 & 2, Belgium.

THOMPSON

Ernest

G/15280 Sgt, CCompany, 7th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 23-3-18, age 26. Son of George and Frances Thompson, of Hickman's Farm, Leverington. Brother of George and Francis, below. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

THOMPSON

George

8907 L/Cpl, 2nd East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 4-3-17. Son of George and Frances Thompson, of Hickman's Farm, Leverington. Fins New British Cemetery, France. Brother of Ernest, above, and Francis, below.

THOMPSON

John

3/8485 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16-8-16. Son of George and Frances Thompson, of Hickman's Farm, Leverington. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of Ernest and George, above.

THOMPSON

John S S

26713 Pte, 1st Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-8-18. Formerly 26889 Suffolk Regiment. Lived Norfolk Street, Wisbech. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

THORPE

Albert Edward

2nd Lt, 11th (2nd Hull) East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of paralysis 6-12-18, age 26. Son of George & Ellen Thorpe, of Wisbech. Husband of Dora Thorpe, 30 Milner Rd, Wisbech. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

TOOKE

Albert Edward

G/14886 Pte, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 14th December 1917 (wounded 21-11-17), age 20. Formerly 4197 3/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of William and Alice Tooke, of 30 Mount Terrace, Wisbech. Enlisted Cambridgeshire. Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

TRUMPESS

George William

21740 Pte, 3rd Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 16-1-18, age 19. Son of George & Frances Ann Trumpess, 4 Albany Terrace, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

TUNNARD

Raymond William

320464 Sgt, 12th (Yeomanry) Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-8-18, age 24. Formerly C Squadron, Norfolk Yeomanry. Son of Charles & Annie Tunnard, of 12 Market Place, Wisbech. Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

TYNDALL

Thomas Image

3/9447 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28-4-17, age 18. Son of late Joseph and Rose Tyndall. Listed Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

VINE

Percy

1966 Trooper, 1st Norfolk Yeomanry (C squadron). Killed in action 20-11-15, Gallipoli, age 20. Son of William and Elizabeth Mary Vine, of 34 Milner Road, Wisbech. 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Turkey.

WAGG

Archibald R A

G/52560 Pte, 4th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 9-4-17. Formerly TR10/48925 Training Reserve Btn. Lived Horsefair, Wisbech. Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France.

WALKER

Daniel Arthur

2789 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13-5-15 at Oxford, age 24. Son of James and Elizabeth Walker, of 27 Mount Pleasant Bank, Wisbech. Husband of Ada Walker. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

WALSHAM

Harold

19818 Pte, 1st King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23-4-18, age 27. Son of Annie Walsham, of 6 Upper Hill Street, Wisbech, & the late Jesse Walsham. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

WALTHAM

William

9204 L/Sgt, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13-11-16. Lived 4 Great World's End, Wisbech. Luke Copse Cemetery, Serre, Somme, France.

WALTON

Albert

40770 Pte, 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 21-3-18, age 36. Living Wisbech. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

WARDEN

Alexander John

2675 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 19-4-15, age 32. Son of the late Charlie and Elizabeth Warden, of Wisbech. Husband of Frances Elizabeth Warden, 18 Carpenters Arms Yard, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

WARNER

Harry

43346 L/Cpl, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-9-16, age 22. Lived Trafalgar Row, Wisbech. Formerly 2273 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France.

WENLOCK

David

180408 Pte, C Btn, Machine Gun Corps. Died home pneumonia (Rugeley Camp, Staffs) 11-11-18, age 28. Son of Frederick George & Mary Ann Wenlock, of 16 Osborne Road, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

WHITE

Harvey

17496 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Died home 28-9-15, age 34. Husband of Agnes Emma White. Lived Tower Place, North Brink, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

WHITE

Joseph

3137 Pte, 13th Btn Australian Imperial Force. Died cerebro-spinal meningitis 3-7-16, 7th General Hospital, St Omer, age 23. Second son of Mr and Mrs Stephen White, of South Brink, Wisbech. Enlisted Fairfield, New South Wales. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

WHITEHEAD

Frederick James

42794 L/Cpl, 19th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 23-4-18, age 21. Son of Henry James and Susan Alice Whitehead, of 68A West St, Wisbech. Lived Canal Side, Wisbech. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Brother of Sidney, below.

WHITEHEAD

Stanley Thomas

119177 Pte 2nd Class, 13th Kite Balloon Section, Royal Air Force. Died of wounds (gassed) 31-10-18, age 27. Son of Henry James and Alice Susan Whitehead, of 36 Canal Side, Wisbech. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Brother of Frederick, above.

WILES

Leslie

235392 Pte, 2nd South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-6-18, age 24. Formerly 1168 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs W Wiles, Station Road, Wisbech. Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

WILLIAMS

Samuel George

8741 Pte, 1st East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 27. Son of Samuel J G S Williams, of 4 New St, Wisbech, & the late Lucy Williams. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WINTERS

Robert

17660 Sgt, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9-4-17. Lived 1 Bartlett's Yard, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

WOOD

Harry

727 Company Sgt-Major. CCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Wounded 9-11-16, accident. Died of wounds 11-11-16, age 24. Son of Mrs Julia Wood, of Wisbech. Lived Ely Place, Wisbech. Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France.

 WOOD

Thomas Walter

326708 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28-9-17, age 25. Son of Mr F & Mrs S A Wood, of Wisbech. Husband of Rebecca Wood, of 2 Osborne Road, Wisbech. Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France.

WOODBINE

Alfred

11691 Pte, 2nd Durham Light Infantry. 28-12-17. Son of John Woodbine, Ely. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe.

WOODROW

Edward Horace

4408 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8-9-16, age 20. Son of Henry & Maria Woodrow, of North Brink, Wisbech. Beauval Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.

WOODWARD

John Thomas

17652 Pte, 9th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13-9-16. Known as Tom. Serre Road No 2 Cemetery, Somme, France.

WORLDING

Ernest Richard

3024 Pte, Suffolk Yeomanry. Died home 31-12-16, age 32. Son of Mrs Margaret Worlding. Husband of M A Worlding, 29 Sandyland, Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

WRIGHT

Arthur Horace

65794 Pte, 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers. Wounded & PoW 10-4-18, Died 22-4-18, age 19. Son of Frederick & Emma Wright, Main Road, Elm. Tourcoing (Pont Neuville) Communal Cemetery, France.

YOUNG

George William

48216 L/Cpl. 13th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 6-4-18, age 20. Son of Mrs Alice Young, 1 Valley House, North Brink, Wisbech. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

   
Not on Memorial
MADDISON

Walter

2/Lt. RFC. Born at Wisbech. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Maddison; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Maddison, of 155. Holmleigh Rd., Stamford Hill, London. Died 24/11/1917 of stomach ulcers, while serving with No. 4 Aircraft Repair Depot, Chelsea. Buried at Abney Park, London.
STONES Gerald Cunliffe
4th Battn. Australian Light Horse and Lt. Australian Flying Corps. Native of Wisbech and Tresco, Victoria. Australia. Son of Thomas and Maria Y. Stones, of Wisbech. Pilot with 67 Sqn. AFC, at Rafah, Egypt. Killed in action 30/5/1918, flying a BE. 2c, with observer 2/Lt. Joseph Anthony Morgan (aged 19, from Soho, London also killed); shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Gaza, during artillery observation flight. Both buried at Kantara, Egypt.
   
Buried in Wisbech Cemetery but not on Memorial
KIRBY

Horace

Driver 84375, 71st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Bermondsey Military Hospital 21st December 1917. Aged 24. Born Upwell, enlisted Wisbech. Son of John and Lucy Kirby. Brother of Martin (below). Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wisbech. Grave E2. C. 651.

KIRBY, MM

Martin H (Dick)

Sapper 523943, 354th Electrical and Mechanical Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Casualty Clearing Station, France, 19th November 1918. Aged 30. Son of John and Lucy Kirby. Brother of Horace (above). Buried in St. Andre Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 33.

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