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WISBECH ST MARY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is a stained glass window in the church.

AMDG
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWINFG MEN WHO WENT OUT
FROM THIS PARISH
AND GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

ARMSTRONG

Frederick Charles

16838 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. (16 platoon, D coy). Killed in action 12-3-16, age 27. Son of Arthur & Anna Maria Armstrong, Bunkers Hill, Wisbech St Mary. Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Nord, France. Brother of below.

ARMSTRONG

Horace William

106118 Pte, 2/5th Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Rgt ). Killed in action 16-4-18, age 19, Kemmel. Son of Arthur & Anna Maria Armstrong, Bunkers Hill, Wisbech St Mary. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Brother of above.

BURROWS

Herbert Bernard

40276 Pte, 2/4th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21-3-18, age 25. Formerly 5651 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of A Revell & E Revell Burrows. Husband of Elizabeth Lydia Hammond (formerly Burrows), 14 Bannister's Row, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

BOTTOM

Walter Bertram

28771 Pte, 11th (Lonsdale) Border Regiment. Killed in action 2-12-17. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

BROUGHTON

David Abraham

235054 Pte, 1st South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-10-17, age 19. Formerly 202082 Essex Regiment. Son of Samuel James & Mary Ann Broughton, of Wisbech St Mary. La Brique Military Cemetery No 2, Belgium.

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.

DIGGINS

Arthur

3674 Pte, 4/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died home 2-2-16, age 19. Son of Thomas Diggins, Wisbech St Mary. Lived near Church. Wisbech St Mary churchyard.

EAGLE

George William

12262 L/Cpl 6th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3-7-16, age 27. Son of Mr J and Mrs B E Eagle, High Side, Wisbech St Mary. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

GIBSON

W

No information.

GARNER

Charles

553231 Pte, 650th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died pneumonia 20-8-19. Formerly 38680 Rifleman, 25th Reserve Garrison Btn, Rifle Brigade. Son of the late Jacob and Mary Ann Garner, Wisbech St Mary. Husband of Kate Garner, 58 Lenton St, Hyson Green, Nottingham. Wisbech St Mary churchyard.

GARNER

George Henry

40392 Pte, 1/5th Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 6-9-17, age 19. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Edward Garner, Rummer's Lane. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

GALL

Harry Edward

1878 Pte, DCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Wounded 3-9-16, buried by shell, Died of wounds 4-9-16, age 22. Son of Mrs E Ashton, of Panswell Lane, Barton Rd, Wisbech. Lodged with Mrs Westwood, Elm Rd, March. Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, France. Brother of below.

GALL

Sidney William

235187 Pte, 8th Lincolnshire Rgt Killed in action 1-10-17, age 21. Son of Mrs E Ashton, of Panswell Lane, Barton Rd, Wisbech. Lived Gadds Lane, Leverington Common. Formerly 2878 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Brother of above.

HEATH

Walter John

R/4161 Gunner, Anti-Aircraft Training Depot, B Battery, No 4 AA Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died at Shoeburyness Military Hospital 12-10-16, age 19. Son of James Heath, Wisbech St Mary, and the late Susannah Mary Heath. Wisbech St Mary churchyard.

HOWARD

Leonard

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

KNOWLES

Spencer Tomlin

21335 Pte, 10th (Grimsby Chums) Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10-4-17, age 21. Youngest son of William & Mary Ann Knowles, Tholomos Drove. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

LE PLA

Frederick Hugh

Private 33144 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 26th October 1918. Age 22. Born Wisbech St Mary, enlisted King's Lynn, resident Walpole St Andrew, Norfolk. Formerly 23315 Norfolk Regiment. Buried in St Souplet British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave I. D. 16.

MOYSES

Frederick James

A/201818 Cpl, 16th (Church Lads) King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 20-5-17, age 19. Formerly 20106 Suffolk Rgt and TR/13/21223 109th Training Reserve Btn. Son of Mr & Mrs John William Moyses, Mouth Lane, North Brink, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

MOYSES

Frank

3683 Pte, 3rd Btn Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 31-8-18. Formerly 18882 Suffolk Regiment. Son of Mr H C Moyses, Bunkers Hill, Wisbech St Mary. Mory Abrey Military Cemetery, Mory, Pas de Calais. Brother of Joseph.

MOYSES, MM

Joseph

4191 Pte, D section, 55th Coy, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 1-3-17. Son of Mr H C Moyses, Bunkers Hill. Awarded Military Medal for 1-4 October 1916. Formerly East Surrey Regiment. Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt. Brother of Frank.

PHILLIPS

John William

234643 Gunner, 52nd Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Dow 30-9-17. La Clytte Military Cemetery, Heuveland, Belgium.

SINCLAIR, DCM & MM

James

28207 Sgt, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12-11-17. Awarded MM, followed by DCM (London Gazette 4-3-18). Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium.

TAWN

Gilbert Benjamin

48159 Pte, 12th (Bermondsey) East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 22-10-18, age 21. Son of Benjamin and Mary Jane Tawn, of Church Rd, Wisbech St Mary. Courtrai (St Jean) Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

TAYLOR

William J

No information.

WRIGHT

John William

24728 Pte, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12-10-16. Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, Pas de Calais, France.

Buried in churchyard:
SMITH

G

22707 Corporal, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds (gas) Saturday, 17th July 1920, age 36. Son of George & Sarah Ann Smith, New Walsoken. Husband of Rosa Smith, Wisbech St Mary. Buried in WISBECH ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire in South-East part.

1939-45
BARNES

Thomas Cyril

Leading Aircraftman, 1451480, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 13-5-45, age 23. Son of John Frederick & Lilian Barnes, of Wisbech St Mary. Wisbech (St Mary) Churchyard, Cambs.

BRIGHTON

Albert Edward

Sgt, 518503, 42 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 13-10-40. Flew Beauforts, based Wick with detachment at Thorney Island. Buried in Wisbech (St Mary) Churchyard, Cambs.

CULY

William Raymond

Pte, 14655758, 1st Queen's Royal West Kent. 20-12-44. Son of Arthur William & Emily Culy; husband of Edna May Culy, of March. Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece.

GARNER

Kenneth Charles

Flight Sgt, 1331756, Wireless operator (Air), 190 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 26-8-44, age 23. Flew Stirlings, based Great Dunmow. Son of Charles Richard & Gladys May Garner, of Wisbech St Mary. Villeneuve-St-Georges Old Communal Cemetery, Valde, Marne, France.

HEATH

Gilbert Thomas James

Sgt, 1443366, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 30-1-44, age 22. Son of Thomas Alfred & Elizabeth Heath, of Wisbech St Mary; husband of Eva Joan Heath, of Wisbech St Mary. Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery, German.

HOLMES

Henry John

Cpl, 6970530, Army Catering Corps. 22-10-44, age 26. Son of Harry John & Flora Holmes, of Wisbech St Mary; husband of Olive Evelyn Holmes, of Wisbech St Mary. Santerno War Cemetery, Italy. Brother of below.

HOLMES

William

L/Cpl, 14669791, 6th Green Howards (Yorkshire Rgt). 9-9-44, age 21. Son of Harry John & Flora Holmes, of Wisbech St Mary. Geel War Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium. Brother of above.

MOYSES

Frances Cyril

Pte, 114722324, 5th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. 10-1-45, age 19. Son of Francis John Henry & Mabel May Moyses, of Hunstanton. Hotton War Cemetery, Hotton, Luxembourg.

MOYSES

Tom

Pte S/258238, Royal Army Service Corps. 8-3-46. Son of Tom & Mary Ann Moyses, of Wisbech St Mary. Wisbech (St Mary) Churchyard, Cambs.

TAWN, DSM, BEM

Robert George

Able Seaman C/JX 137109, H.M.S. Vernon (Diving Establishment), Royal Navy. Killed in Falmouth Inner Harbour, whilst de-fusing an unexploded Land Mine, dropped by parachute from a Luftwaffe Bomber, 6th March 1941. Aged 24. Son of Charlott Tawn and stepson of Harry Maile, of Leverington Common, Cambridgeshire. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.) and the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.). Buried in FALMOUTH CEMETERY, Falmouth, Cornwall. Section L. Row C. Grave 9.

Note: Able Seaman Tawn, a Royal Navy Diver was Killed in Falmouth Inner Harbour, whilst de-fusing an unexploded Land Mine, dropped by parachute from a Luftwaffe Bomber. Along with Able Seaman Tawn, Six other men also lost their lives. All are buried in Falmouth Cemetery, with the exception of one, named Sutherland, whose remains were never found.

See also Leverington War Memorial

TIBBS

Arthur William

Pte, 5784588, 1st Royal Norfolk Regiment. 4-8-44, age 21. Son of Walter J & Nellie Tibbs, of Wisbech St Mary. St Charles De Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

WARREN

Arthur William

Gnr, 1146656, 474 Battery, 138 HAA Rgt, Royal Artillery. 17-7-42, age 21. Son of John William & Alice Warren, of Wisbech St Mary. Wisbech (St Mary) Churchyard, Cambs.

WHITE

Hugh William

Tpr, 7957656, 44th Royal Tank Rgt, Royal Armoured Corps. 25-3-45, age 26. Son of John T & Lizzie White, of Wisbech St Mary. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

WHITE

John Thomas

Pte, 5783982, 7th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 15-8-44, age 22. Son of Mrs L White, of Wisbech. Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs.

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

COLE

William George Ernest

probably Marine, PLY/X2875, HMS Spartan, Royal Marines. 29-1-44, age 22. Son of Charles Edward & Anne Cole; husband of Margaret Ellen Cole, of Gedney Hill, Lincs. Naples War Cemetery, Italy. See also Guyhirn and Rings End

Note: There is a HMS Spartan Association

HEATH

G

Possibly: Graham Gerald Lancelot HEATH, Driver, 2091186, 287 Field Coy., Royal Engineers, who died on Wednesday 2 June 1943, age 21. Buried: THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY Myanmar. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. [Different to G T HEATH]

JORDAN

Francis

Pte, 14643160, 4th Dorsetshire Regiment. 3-8-44, age 19. Son of William & Rose Jordan, of Wisbech. Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France. See also Guyhirn and Rings End

JUDE

Harold Albert

Sgt, 2091253, 18th Division HQ Royal Engineers. Died of cerebal malaria 26-8-43, age 28, Prisoner of War. Died at Sankra Camp,Thailand. Born 14-6-15, admitted to March Grammar school 17-9-25, left 30-7-29. After leaving March Grammar School, he went to Wisbech Grammar School. Son of Thomas William & Mary Ann Jude, of Halls Farm, Guyhirn. Employed as sorting office clerk & telegraphist at Wisbech Post Office. Buried Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. See also March Grammar School and Guyhirn and Rings End.

KERRIDGE

Horace

Cpl, 5933701, Transport section, 2nd Cambridgeshire Rgt, Suffolk Regiment. 29-7-43, age 23, Prisoner of war. Son of Mrs H Kerridge, of Selwyn Cottages, Guyhirn. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. See also Guyhirn and Rings End

MOORE

Charles Trevor

L/Cpl, 4979978, 1st Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Rgt). 13-6-42, age 25. Husband of Iris Moore, Leicester. Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya. See also Guyhirn and Rings End

MOORE

Douglas

Aircraftman 1st class (fitter), 645710, Royal Air Force. Died 27-2-45, Prisoner of War. Son of Mr & Mrs C Moore, Council Houses, Gull Rd, Guyhirn; husband of Mrs Lilian Moore. Singapore Memorial, Singapore. See also Guyhirn and Rings End

MORRIS

Roger Marshall

Sgt 571812, 9 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died on 13-5-43, age 22. Flew Lancasters, based Bardney, with detachments at Lossiemouth and Yagodrik. Son of Ernest Tom & Bertha Morris; husband of Isabella Morris, of Cambridge. Runnymead Memorial, Surrey. See also Guyhirn and Rings End

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