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Compiled and copyright © 2000 John Prior

Taken from the Buckden Parish Newsheet December 2000.

"Renovation of the old Baptist Chapel in the High Street has necessitated the removal of its war memorial. The names of those it honours are also on the memorial in front of St Mary's Church, so the Parish Council decided that it would be appropriate to find it a home in a neighbouring Baptist church. The outcome is that it has gone to Perry,which already houses memorials from the Staughtons. There it will eventually be re-mounted and dedicated anew - the dedication service will be publicised in the Roundabout. The Council is grateful to the new owner of the Chapel, to the contractors who ensured that the memorial was taken down without damage and to Graham Licence, the Perry minister who came to collect it, his car visibly bowed under the weight as he drove away

The move has been notified to the Local History Society and the County Records Office in Huntingdon; if you are aware of any member of these men's families still living in Buckden, please let them know too - we hope that they will approve of the Council's action. If they can supply any biographical details, the Clerk would be interested to hear from them. The Records Office unfortunately has very little information on soldiers who served in the Great War, although one of their researchers believes that "G White" may well be George White, a Buckden-born policeman who was called up into the Grenadier Guards at the start of the Great War and died in 1917 in an accident near Rouen. His death takes on an added poignancy when one learns that only a few days earlier he had written to his wife and son to say his term of service had expired and he would soon be on his way home. And "H Hubbard" may be Harry Hubbard, a member of the Hunts Cycling Battalion who was killed in the last year of the war while serving with the Bedfordshire Regiment."

In
Memory of
those from this Church
who gave their lives
in the GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

HUBBARD

Henry [Harry]

Lance Corporal 290279, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds on Wednesday 18th September 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Buckden, enlisted Huntingdon before 14th May 1915, resident Stirtlow, Buckden. Previously a member of the Hunts Cycling Battalion. Buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave I. A. 16.

SABEY

Herbert George

Gunner 210921, "H" Battery, 7th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action on 8th October 1918 in France and Flanders. Age 28. Resident and enlisted Buckden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Sabey, of Luck's Lane, Buckden. Buried in Beaurevoir British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave C. 22.

TOWNSEND

Horace

Private 26039 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who died on Wednesday, 7th August 1918. Age 36. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. C. and Mrs. J. Townsend, of High St., Buckden, Huntingdon. Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France.Grave IV. F. 8.

WHITE

George

Acting Sergeant 11367, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Died in an accident near Rouen on Monday 26th March 1917 in France and Flanders. Born Buckden, enlisted St Neots. Previously a policeman. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave O. VIII. K. 13.

Last updated 13 October, 2008

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