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WISBECH POST OFFICE WAR MEMORIAL

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

Located in the town's main Post Office in Bridge Street, Wisbech, it is to be found on the wall in the public counter area. It takes the form of a white marble tablet in the form of a carved scroll. There are 10 names for World War 1 and three for Wordl War 2.

IN MEMORIAM
TO OUR COMRADES WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

ALBIN
Harry T B
6693 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Missing 26-8-14, at Le Cateau, died PoW 8-4-15. (CWGC says Killed in action 26-8-14, SDGW says Killed in action 8-4-15). Lived Money Bank. La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-Maritime, France. Also listed Walsoken.
BENTHAM
Archibald T
194995 Sapper (wireless operator), 14th Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died sickness 29-9-17, age 28. Son of Supt T Bentham, North Walsham, Norfolk. Husband of Lilian Bentham, 19 Ramnoth Road. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Also listed Walsoken.
BRABBEN
Maurice
57693 Pte, 18th (2nd City) King's Liverpool Regiment. Died of wounds 13-4-17 (wounded 9-4-17. Son of Mr & Mrs H Brabben. Lived 22 Clarence Road. Husband of K E Brabben. Formerly 398, Northern Divisional Cyclist Company. Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France. Also listed Walsoken.
CALEY
Alfred Edward
40184 Pte, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15-4-17, age 32. Son of Mr & Mrs G Caley, Long Sutton. Husband of Annie Caley. Formerly 28238 Essex Regiment. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed Wisbech St Mary.
HUTCHINSON
Bernard
242685 L/Cpl, 2/5th East Lancashire Regiment, killed in action 9th October 1917, age 28. Enlisted Wisbech. Son of Henry Hutchinson, of Post Office, Christchurch. Formerly 4432 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Also listed Christchurch.
KIMMONS
Percy Reginald
6655 Rifleman, 1/9th London Rgt (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action 9-10-16, age 34, at Lesboeufs. Formerly 24487 Norfolk Rgt & 2/5th Essex Regiment. Son of Mrs Eliza Rudland, Bedford Bank, Welney. Postman in Welney. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Also listed Welney.
PIGGINS
Sidney J
109526 Air Mechanic 2nd Class, 5th Wing, Royal Air Force. Died Egypt 14-10-18, age 19. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.Also listed Wisbech.
RANGER
Herbert W
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. Also listed Wisbech.
SEBAR
Charles
3340 Pte, No 2 Supernumerary Coy, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died bronchitis 1-4-15, age 50. Son of Charles & Emma Sebar, Wisbech. Husband of Phoebe Sebar, 2 Albany Terrace. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs, UK.Also listed Walsoken.
TAYLOR
Harris
41813 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 24-8-18, age 20. Son of Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Killingworth, Popenhoe Cottage, Emneth. Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. Also listed Walsoken.

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE POST OFFICE
STAFF OF WISBECH AND DISTRICT

1939-45

BOYCE
Stanley
Volunteer, 13th Leicestershire (Post Office) Btn, Home Guard. 17-7-41, age 44. Son of James & Eliza Boyce; husband of Daisy Ellen Boyce, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.Also listed Wisbech.
COOPER
Frederick William
Pte, 5780790, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 8-7-44, age 29. Son of Mrs F Cooper, 19 West St, Chatteris; husband of Mrs Joyce Eileen Cooper, Smeeth Rd, nr Wisbech. Cambes-en-Plaine War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
JUDE
Harold Albert
Sgt, 2091253, 18th Division HQ, Royal Engineers. Died of cerebal malaria 26-8-43, age 28, Prisoner of War. Son of Thomas William & Mary Ann Jude. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmur. Also listed Guyhirn.

Last updated 8 November, 2014

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